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    Harry Reid: But for me we'd be in a worldwide depression

    Harry Reid, Senate Majority leader is taking credit for saving the United States from a worldwide depression.







    The smugness of that statement is incredible. Will it have an effect on the election in 2 weeks?


    http://biggovernment.com/publius/201...de-depression/
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    Re: Harry Reid: But for me we'd be in a worldwide depression

    There is evidence that the stimulus did a lot of good, so he actually is right. I would like to still see him replaced by someone with some fire though. Reid rolls over too much.

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    Re: Harry Reid: But for me we'd be in a worldwide depression

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    There is evidence that the stimulus did a lot of good, so he actually is right. I would like to still see him replaced by someone with some fire though. Reid rolls over too much.

    So you agree, Reid saved the world. Am I right?
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    Re: Harry Reid: But for me we'd be in a worldwide depression

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    So you agree, Reid saved the world. Am I right?
    Well, he doesn't actually say that in the video. The words were "but for me, we would be in a world wide depression" and I think that statement is probably true given that the idea that we there would have been a depression without the stimulus is a credible one among economists (however, there is also controversy).

    Stimulus: The depression that might have been | The Economist

    His little smiley is a bit smug though and completely uncalled for. He was doing his job and should not feel especially proud of himself for it.
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    Re: Harry Reid: But for me we'd be in a worldwide depression

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Well, he doesn't actually say that in the video. The words were "but for me, we would be in a world wide depression" and I think that statement is probably true given that the idea that we there would have been a depression without the stimulus is a credible one among economists (however, there is also controversy).
    He does say exactly that, and you agree with him.


    Ok then...
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    Re: Harry Reid: But for me we'd be in a worldwide depression

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    He does say exactly that, and you agree with him.


    Ok then...
    No, he did not say he saved the world. I did not hear him speak those words. But yes, given that he was the leader, he had a lot of say over whether the legislation got moved forward or not. It could not have happened without his involvement.

    But yes, I believe there is a very good case to be made that he is correct.

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    Re: Harry Reid: But for me we'd be in a worldwide depression

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    There is evidence that the stimulus did a lot of good...
    Define 'a lot'. It did SOME good, certainly. But the vast majority of the Crapulus did nothgin to help the economy, unemployment, etc.

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    Re: Harry Reid: But for me we'd be in a worldwide depression

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Define 'a lot'. It did SOME good, certainly. But the vast majority of the Crapulus did nothgin to help the economy, unemployment, etc.
    Actually it did. You think the economy is bad now? If the stimulus hadn't happened it would be the great depression part deux.
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    Re: Harry Reid: But for me we'd be in a worldwide depression

    Harry Reid is just an ignorant senile little man. He needs to retire, but hopefully he'll be fired
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    Re: Harry Reid: But for me we'd be in a worldwide depression

    holy ****all, if Reid and the stimulus saved us, I'd hate to see the shape we'd be in if they hadn't.
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