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    Re: Obama Budget, higher taxes and more spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    And here's the chart you want to ignore.



    The decline in labor participation started in 2002.

    It's not because of government policies, it's a long-term demographic and structural shift.
    Looks like a good climb before the Democrats took control of Congress and the participation rate is lower today than it was when the recession ended and continues to slide

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    Re: Obama Budget, higher taxes and more spending

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Was there any part of "If you're too stupid to understand what you're signing, don't sign..." that you misunderstood?
    The bankers with the cash were SURE it would all work out and they should be the one that knew about handling money so what did borrowers have to worry about? That's why we have laws against such predatory loan scams, too bad the Bush Administration allowed the banks to disregard them. Scamming the poor and middle class is a sport for Republicans apparently.
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    Re: Obama Budget, higher taxes and more spending

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The bankers with the cash were SURE it would all work out and they should be the one that knew about handling money so what did borrowers have to worry about? That's why we have laws against such predatory loan scams, too bad the Bush Administration allowed the banks to disregard them. Scamming the poor and middle class is a sport for Republicans apparently.
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    Re: Obama Budget, higher taxes and more spending

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The bankers with the cash were SURE it would all work out and they should be the one that knew about handling money so what did borrowers have to worry about? That's why we have laws against such predatory loan scams, too bad the Bush Administration allowed the banks to disregard them. Scamming the poor and middle class is a sport for Republicans apparently.
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    Would you tell me where I can speak with one of Spitzer's hookers? Would you sign anything you didn't understand, and do you believe that the practice only occurred under Bush? Oh wait a minute, you might not know the answer to one , but you do know the answer to the other question...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Obama Budget, higher taxes and more spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    You want Chinese wages here? Didn't think so. China is a Communist country. Nations succumbing to liberal policies are France, Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, Italy, want me to go on? All you have to is look at unemployment, GDP growth, debt
    When did I ever say i wanted Chinese wages?!?? I was referencing the decline and fall of Imperial China in the late 1800's and the early 1900's! China didn't become communist until 1949. If China had modernized like Japan had they likely wouldn't be communist.

    What has caused our current international economic and political situation are lassiez-faire economic policies supported generally by conservatives. Another parallel to the 1920's and 30's.
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    Re: Obama Budget, higher taxes and more spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I find it hard to argue with stupid, but it can be entertaining for awhile...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Obama Budget, higher taxes and more spending

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Would you tell me where I can speak with one of Spitzer's hookers? Would you sign anything you didn't understand, and do you believe that the practice only occurred under Bush? Oh wait a minute, you might not know the answer to one , but you do know the answer to the other question...
    Shoot the messenger if you want but it doesn't change the facts. and yes it was unprecedented.

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    Re: Obama Budget, higher taxes and more spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That's a better point, thanks, and you might be right.

    People weren't nearly as dependent on government then as they are now, and have fewer valuable skills.There'll be hell if you're correct.
    The focus I see is that there is more money pooling in certain places and less money flowing through the economy. The capital is there, it's just not moving, or at least not moving in America.
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    Re: Obama Budget, higher taxes and more spending

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I find it hard to argue with stupid, but it can be entertaining for awhile...
    Where's your problem?

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    Re: Obama Budget, higher taxes and more spending

    Please sign any and all online petitions re the Social Security cuts being proposed by President Obama and please contact your state officials.................

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