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    Re: Economy limping back to strength

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    People steal furniture from the WH?
    Well, you have to imagine that the Clintons are people, but once you manage that conceptual leap, then, yes, "people" steal furniture from the White House.

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    Re: Economy limping back to strength

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    They're not going to have enough time to see the Entire WH.
    Well, that's true enough. The Messiah is taking so many road trips on his never-ending Apology and Giveaway Tour they probably haven't had a chance to catalogue everything they're going to take with them.

    But there's the next three years (fortunately only three years) for them to catch up.

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    Re: Economy limping back to strength

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Clintons Will Return Any Gifts Found to Belong to White House - The New York Times



    It was a mistake, not stealing. The stuff taken was both on a list of gifts to the White House, and on the list of gifts to the Clintons. The mistake was remedied.
    Yeah, most people know what's theirs, and what isn't, and don't have to have their "mistake" published in the New York Times before confessing and returning the objects to their rightful owner.

    Bill: "Hill, you bought that 18th Century Thomas Jefferson writing desk at the Salvation Army in Little Rock, didn't you?"

    Hill: "I thought you bought that at a yard sale. Sure you did! Remember that time in the Rose Garden? Besides, the New York Times hasn't printed anything so don't worry about it."
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    Re: Economy limping back to strength

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I am against all that. Why? Because the government can't create wealth.
    Of course it cannot, and i never stated it could. However, it has been proven (time and again) that government can spur demand.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Economy limping back to strength

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Of course it cannot, and i never stated it could. However, it has been proven (time and again) that government can spur demand.
    It can spur the demand for welfare dependency.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Economy limping back to strength

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It can spur the demand for welfare dependency.
    You should know better by now, cheesy one liners that possess little or no merit will not work with me. You have to do better APDST! Or why bother replying?
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Economy limping back to strength

    Quote Originally Posted by Neitzluber View Post
    The Stimulus did nothing.
    The economy is recovering because deflation lowered prices and thus, people are taking advantage of that, and spending more. The businesses now have business to carry out.
    The stimulus was pathetic. Nobody saw any effect.
    I dunno. It dropped the value of the dollar and convinced the chinese to start getting rid of theirs. It's my understanding other nations are now trying to figure out what other currency they can use to conduct international trade with. That's quite an achievement for an administration that's only a few months old.

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    Re: Economy limping back to strength

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It can spur the demand for welfare dependency.
    yup.


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    Welfare rolls, which were slow to rise and actually fell in many states early in the recession, now are climbing across the country for the first time since President Bill Clinton signed legislation pledging "to end welfare as we know it" more than a decade ago.

    Twenty-three of the 30 largest states, which account for more than 88% of the nation's total population, see welfare caseloads above year-ago levels, according to a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and the National Conference of State Legislatures. As more people run out of unemployment compensation, many are turning to welfare as a stopgap.

    The biggest increases are in states with some of the worst jobless rates. Oregon's count was up 27% in May from a year earlier; South Carolina's climbed 23% and California's 10% between March 2009 and March 2008. A few big states that had seen declining welfare caseloads just a few months ago now are seeing increases: New York is up 1.2%, Illinois 3% and Wisconsin 3.9%. Welfare rolls in a few big states, Michigan and New Jersey among them, still are declining.

    The recent rise in welfare families across the country is a sign that the welfare system is expanding at a time of added need, assuaging fears of some critics of Mr. Clinton's welfare overhaul who said the truly needy would be turned away.....

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    Re: Economy limping back to strength

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    You should know better by now, cheesy one liners that possess little or no merit will not work with me. You have to do better APDST! Or why bother replying?

    Talking points about how the Libbos welfare government is going to save us all don't work on me, either. I guess we're even.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Economy limping back to strength

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Talking points about how the Libbos welfare government is going to save us all don't work on me, either. I guess we're even.
    Not quite. During recessions in which "non libbos" were president, welfare and/or spending most surely increased. Let me guess, you are against unemployment aid as well?!
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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