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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by jding View Post
    first of all, I have no idea who is a douchbag? conservative? libertarian? moderate? republican? democrat? I'ts a meaningless label. but I can say OP is correct to say that the current middle class is hurting, and pretty badly too. something we can all agree on. However, like people from different parties, we all have different solutions to this problem. Republicans says you need to put more cash into businesses, libertarian says let the people smoke more 'good' stuff, Democrats like myself thinks you need to invest into infrastructure and education to solve the economic problem. We all have our own say here.

    One thing I can say is that your blaming A or B or C doesn't really help to solve this crisis. Why not see if you got any ideas?
    So we invest in infrastructure, increase cash flow, and at the end of the day, we go home and smoke a little something. Problem solved.

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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I'm actually not protecting anyone. I treat people the same across the board. You problem is you want to rage against people that want to take your freebies away. Then turn around and pretend you have some sort of right to it. It would be hilarious if it wasn't for the shear amount of hypocrisy that makes me face palm.
    Yes you are...stop cheerleading for the rich which I would bet you are not one of

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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    I find it hilarious how so many of you play the rich guy rolls and you probably have squat...lol....Im sure I could bury many of you in wealth..thats not the point

    The point is that many on this forum DENY that its the rich pummeling the rest of america...and the teaparty claims its the working class pummeling the rich...anyone with half a brain knows the teaparty is totally utterly full of ****...the rich control it all...they do all the pummeling.

    This will backfire in the end...so many guys I worked with and vets i know are turning on the gop...republicans for decades...but working class republicans..
    Hopefully the rich in this country will have the sole responsiblity for getting republicans re elected.
    Im a retired Police Captain with 27 yrs service in a major city...Im supposed to be the dog...and I thought I was for alot of years...but im nothing like some of the young greedy douchebags that have been breeding lately

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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    talk to yourself
    Or you could answer questions regarding your baseless claims. You're the one making absolute statements with no proof to back them up...
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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Everybody has some level of culpability in regards to their current and future condition. It is not solely the fault of everybody BUT the middle class that SOME of the middle class is bad off.
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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Or you could answer questions regarding your baseless claims. You're the one making absolute statements with no proof to back them up...
    You are a baseless cheerleader...whom ive always bent over backwards to be respectful too...Im respectful to everyone until they are disrespectful to me..

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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    You are a baseless cheerleader...whom ive always bent over backwards to be respectful too...Im respectful to everyone until they are disrespectful to me..
    Calling out hyperbolic, emotional claims as baseless is not disrespectful if it's true, first of all.

    Secondly, I'm cheerleading for NOTHING...that includes this "blame whomever the majority hates today" thing some people have going on right now. I'm a realist; I focus on practical scenarios. It is highly likely that avenues exist for these people that are using their credit cards for necessities...perhaps they have not considered them, or have not decided they're in a tight enough position to consider them...but avenues certainly exist. I'm not ready to run around like chicken little screaming that the sky is falling because some people are relying on credit.

    Newsflash, dude: The government has been subsidizing a very large amount of its spending with credit for decades. Where is your panic and passionate finger pointing over this atrocity?
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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Really? None at all? People have managed their budgets so well and cut out waste so well and eliminated extraneous expenses SO WELL that they are now so destitute that they cannot pay for "necessities" with anything but credit? Really?

    This isn't 1930, stop being a drama queen.
    A lot of people have it really hard right now, nor do people budget for everything single thing... like my father who was hit by a drunk driver and is now disabled. Instead of trying to find fault with such people, just be thankful you can't relate.
    Last edited by SheWolf; 07-21-11 at 06:28 PM.

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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I'm actually not protecting anyone. I treat people the same across the board. You problem is you want to rage against people that want to take your freebies away. Then turn around and pretend you have some sort of right to it. It would be hilarious if it wasn't for the shear amount of hypocrisy that makes me face palm.
    I think you're taking the OP in a entirely different direction than necessary... We have high unemployment rates and are climbing out of a recession. Given such conditions, I honestly don't think it's abnormal that the middle class would be accruing more debt right now.

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    Re: Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    A lot of people have it really hard right now, nor do people budget for everything single thing... like my father who was hit by a drunk driver and is now disabled. Instead of trying to find with such people, just be thankful you can't relate.
    Your father is an exception, you realize that, right? Not every person living on credit cards is in that position because of something completely and entirely out of their control...and, again, I'm willing to be a lot of them don't NEED to, but are unwilling to compromise a little luxury in order to be financially sound.
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