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    Re: Nationwide Strike Paralyzes Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I have heard more than one Economic Expert say that if Obama doesn't get the message very soon and reduce the spending and cut taxes we are not far from a similar Economic melt down.

    I am baffled that Obama, Pelosi and, Reid have been allowed to continue down this path to destruction when history clearly shows that TAX & SPEND is exactly the wrong way to go.

    We had better wake up and stop the madness and the place to start id with this phony Health Care nonsense. If passed it will put us on a down hill slide we may not be able to recover from without going into a worse situation than Greece is now in.
    Either way the US is headed for the same situation

    Greece is facing these strikes becasue of a cut back in government spending

    What do you think is going to happen in the US when the various government cut back on medicare/medicaid, unemployement benifits ect.


    Overall the US is going to face spending cuts of a very large degree, meaning lots of people with alot less money.

    Now unless Americans are a more passive lot then the Greeks or some other European countries, I will expect some mass civil protests. Not so much a nationwide strike, but very large demonstrations

    Imagine what those that were upset at the possibility of having "their medicare" being cut to fund socialized medicine (Irony) actually having benifits cut 30% or more.

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    Re: Nationwide Strike Paralyzes Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    A meltdown like this will be the excuse PBO uses to sieze power.
    Yea just like the loonies were saying about Bush.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Nationwide Strike Paralyzes Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Yea just like the loonies were saying about Bush.
    Bush wasn't intentionally running th economy into the toilet, either.

    I hope I'm wrong, but when it happens, remember you heard it here, first.
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    Re: Nationwide Strike Paralyzes Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Bush wasn't intentionally running th economy into the toilet, either.
    That is what irks me about you and your lot.... You make all these claims about capitalism and how wonderful markets are. Then to short change your political opposition, you turn your back on the market system and claim that the government has the ability/desire to destroy it.

    Hardly seems like a realistic scenario. The economy has been through far more troubling patches in the last year and a half.

    I hope I'm wrong, but when it happens, remember you heard it here, first.
    And when you are, i bet we wont hear a peep about it.
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    Re: Nationwide Strike Paralyzes Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Bush wasn't intentionally running th economy into the toilet, either.

    I hope I'm wrong, but when it happens, remember you heard it here, first.
    I am sorry I just can't see Obama, making a play to be dictator of the US.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Nationwide Strike Paralyzes Greece

    Got to be the fastest thread ever going from on a topic in a different country to bashing Obama.. happened in the OP..
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    Re: Nationwide Strike Paralyzes Greece

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Business cycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Glen Beck was discussing the Kondratiev Wave last night, and how we're on a downward slope.

    Kondratiev wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It's an interesting theory, but theory is all it is. It's one of those things that attempts to explain the how but not the why of economic fluctuations.
    "The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión

    "Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn

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