Yeah and I have a question... for all the a damn scapegoating and complaining people do on this board about leeches and the welfare system, when is the last time a Republican ran on actual welfare reform? I honestly think it's just simple scapegoating and distraction. They NEVER propose to do anything about this situation but they always fan the flames, and when it comes to other things like SS and medicare, those are mostly very popular programs that they would NEVER publicly run on destroying. You guys are just being used, and it's the definition of ignorance.
Is it because they eat out a lot, have cell phones and drive expensive cars, or is it because their pay has not changed much in the last 25 years?
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
All of this despite comparisons to nazi death camps, Ted Kennedy calling it "legislative child abuse," Rangel predicting it would send millions of children into poverty, others democrats proclaiming, "The Republicans! They're coming for the children. They're coming for the poor. They're coming for the sick, the elderly, and the disabled," etc. etc.
#1: Homes should never be considered 'money in the bank' such as would be literal money in the bank.
#2: Social security and medicare is a different issue than 'the middle class' and 'excessive credit debt' - so comparing the two leads to nowhere pretty quick.
#3: If people are relying on credit cards -then what are they spending their actual money on? Perhaps what should be in order is a willingness to alter ones lifestyle *before* things get bad - a bit of pre-emption might (have) gone a long way for many.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
They are the people born in a country full of opportunity who nonetheless stand on the street corner begging for money while a group of immigrants from truly impoverished backgrounds are hard at work repairing the street behind them. One foreman said it best... "sure I'd prefer to hire American citizens, but they're only looking for a job, I need people who are looking for work."
Last edited by Taylor; 07-21-11 at 10:15 PM.
Kind of makes you want to do everything you can to support innovation and new business opportunities. At least, that's how some of us feel.