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  • Tax rates on job creators are too high.

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  • Technology has eliminated many jobs

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

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  • Competition with cheap overseas labor

    22 34.38%
  • Healthcare reform

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  • Too much regulation on business

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  • Barack Obama

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    We pay $350/month for singlewide 2 bedroom mobile home on about a 1/4 acre lot.
    unbelievable.

    you lucky man.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    We pay $350/month for singlewide 2 bedroom mobile home on about a 1/4 acre lot.
    I pay $430, for a 10 year old house, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, in a nice neighborhood.
    1/4th an acre too.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I pay $430, for a 10 year old house, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, in a nice neighborhood.
    1/4th an acre too.
    in which state?

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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?
    What makes you think that we are not? Nobody NEEDS 3,000 square feet of living space. The bigger the house the more it costs to furnish, heat and cool. A mobile home is fine, it keeps us quite comfortable and out of the weather, mission accomplished.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    in which state?
    Georgia.
    I live in the burbs of Metro Atlanta, almost a rural area.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What makes you think that we are not? Nobody NEEDS 3,000 square feet of living space. The bigger the house the more it costs to furnish, heat and cool. A mobile home is fine, it keeps us quite comfortable and out of the weather, mission accomplished.
    A lot of people snub their noses at mobile homes, but we used to rent a double wide, on 40 acres, for $500 a month.
    Functionally it's just like a house.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I pay $430, for a 10 year old house, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, in a nice neighborhood.
    1/4th an acre too.
    We are looking at a 7 year old doublewide for sale in town on 1 acre for $59K, if the oldest daughter will buy it (as an investment). At 58 & 60 we would rent it from her and maintain the place, but at our ages it makes little sense to buy anything for ourselves.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    A lot of people snub their noses at mobile homes, but we used to rent a double wide, on 40 acres, for $500 a month.
    Functionally it's just like a house.
    a double-size trailer IS a house, and can look lovely.

    it just seems complicated to buy land, install the foundation, install the trailer, get a water/electric hookup, and what about sewer??

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    a double-size trailer IS a house, and can look lovely.

    it just seems complicated to buy land, install the foundation, install the trailer, get a water/electric hookup, and what about sewer??
    Depends on where you are.
    Wells cost $$$$, but if county water is near by, it's much cheaper.
    Septic can cost $$$$ but if county sewer is near, much cheaper.

    Grading, foundation, etc, can be expensive, but if you shop it (especially in this economy) you can get a good deal.
    A lot of mobile home sellers can coordinate this for you.
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    Re: What is the top reason for the current US economic problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    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.
    You are aware that "more walls, rooms, etc" are the only things setting us apart from the Dark Ages? The fact people want and are capable of such things is what spurs the technological and economic advancement of civilization to begin with.

    If your proposal became the cultural and economic norm for avoiding the private debt that is plunging the middle class into poverty, expect the following consequences:

    (1) Housing sector utterly destroyed
    (2) Financing sector heavily damaged
    (3) All venture capitalism destroyed as a result of (2)
    (4) Broader economic recession due to (1), (2), and (3) to a lesser extent
    (4) Increased social unrest due to perceptions that the political and economic elite forced the general population to such extremes to survive in accordance with pre-existing trends, as well as to capture a larger share of what can still be had
    (5) Bigger, more intrusive government to address an increasingly unruly and transient population
    (6) Disorder on an international scale due to the recessions and political upheaval in the nation with the greatest influence in the world
    (7) American enemies and rivals suffer themselves, but also make military, economic, and diplomatic strides in the power vaccum -- both due to (6), paving the way for a formation of a world order very hostile to a vastly weakened United States

    Pretty much everything about the "New World Order" depends on Americans not just wanting to "beat the Joneses", but also being able to do it.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 07-24-12 at 05:45 PM.
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