View Poll Results: What is te top reason for the current US economic criss?

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  • Tax rates on job creators are too high.

    2 3.13%
  • Technology has eliminated many jobs

    1 1.56%
  • Our workforce is not qualified enough to demand high paying jobs in science and technology

    0 0%
  • Competition with cheap overseas labor

    22 34.38%
  • Healthcare reform

    0 0%
  • Too much regulation on business

    10 15.63%
  • Too little regulation on business

    19 29.69%
  • Barack Obama

    10 15.63%
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Thread: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    To put it succinctly, living beyond your means and keeping up with the joneses.
    Our economy doesn't provide any other options. There are, for example, no "cheap" residences in any substantial sense, whether you are renting or mortgaging.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 07-24-12 at 04:50 PM.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    I know it's not an option on your poll, but I think we began to live beyond our means somewhere along the way.

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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Right now, European instability is causing markets to go up and down on a daily basis.
    The elections aren't helping much, causing much uncertainty.
    The velocity of money isn't moving like it needs to.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Our economy doesn't provide any other options. There are, for example, no "cheap" residences in any substantial sense, whether you are renting or mortgaging.
    That's definitely not true.
    The expectations of individuals is higher than that.

    You could build an insulated "shed" home, on 1 acre or less, with electricity and plumbing, on the cheap.
    It's just that most people don't want to do that.
    Last edited by Harry Guerrilla; 07-24-12 at 05:10 PM.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Failure to develop superior minds by the immediate reward and popularity methods used to develop superior athletes.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
    Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.

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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    This is a fixed , rigged poll, thus "no vote".
    Greed, of course, is the obvious answer....IMO...
    Krhazy may have the best answer.

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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    One word: globalization.

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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That's definitely not true.
    The expectations of individuals is higher than that.

    You could build an insulated "shed" home, on 1 acre or less, with electricity and plumbing, on the cheap.
    It's just that most people don't want to do that.
    For the sake of honesty put some thought into your posts. How would our civilization function if tens (if not hundreds) of millions of people were living like that?
    Last edited by Morality Games; 07-24-12 at 05:26 PM.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    For the sake of honesty put some thought into your posts. How would our civilization function if tens (if not hundreds) of millions of people were living like that?
    Do people not function in smaller homes?

    People want more walls, rooms, etc, things get more expensive.
    It's a personal choice to live the way you do.
    Living in a smaller home, does not change the dynamics of civilization.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Our economy doesn't provide any other options. There are, for example, no "cheap" residences in any substantial sense, whether you are renting or mortgaging.
    We pay $350/month for singlewide 2 bedroom mobile home on about a 1/4 acre lot.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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