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    Re: Would You Support a Second Stimulus Package?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    massive cuts in taxes, spending, and regulation.

    Basically, follow the playbook used in the 1921 recession.
    Deregulation is what got us into this mess to begin with, we need more regulation of the financial markets, not less. The rest, absolutely, but government doesn't comprehend that.
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    Re: Would You Support a Second Stimulus Package?

    I didn't support ANY stimulus package. And I still don't.

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    Re: Would You Support a Second Stimulus Package?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Deregulation is what got us into this mess to begin with, we need more regulation of the financial markets, not less. The rest, absolutely, but government doesn't comprehend that.
    what an absurd notion you have bought into.

    If it were possible to plot government regulation on a graph, I would expect an arrow that shoots virtually straight up. Every aspect of our economy is heavily regulated and continues to get more regulated with each passing year.

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    Re: Would You Support a Second Stimulus Package?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Deregulation is what got us into this mess to begin with, we need more regulation of the financial markets, not less. The rest, absolutely, but government doesn't comprehend that.
    No. Regulation got us here.

    It was regulations that created the FHA, and Fannie-Mae and Freddie-Mac, and it was regulations that gave us the CRA and CRA II. It was regulations that created the Federal Reserve.

    Just think, if those unconstitutional laws hadn't been passed, it wouldn't have been possible for bad mortgages to collapse the banking industry because when bankers use their own money they don't loan it to people who can't pay it back.

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    Re: Would You Support a Second Stimulus Package?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    What are some solutions that may work better, if any?
    A series of tax cuts would be the most beneficial course of action. Each progressive cut in taxes would act as a little confidence boost while simultaneously freeing up more money without risking inflation. Confidence and more money minus inflation, that cures recessions.

    I would also abolish minimum wage laws. If someone is willing to pay someone else 5$ an hour to work then let it happen. It may not seem like much by when you multiply that occurence by several thousand its effects cease being negligible.

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    Re: Would You Support a Second Stimulus Package?

    Anyone think raising the minimum wage had something to do with it? If interest rates are fixed by the government, doesn't that limit the money a bank can get? If they sign contracts with their costumers on a specified amount of interest, and that cannot be raised, wouldn't raising some of their employee's pay rate be a problem? If they are fixed on income, yet they are forced to pay more to some of their workers, doesn't that cause an imbalance?
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    Re: Would You Support a Second Stimulus Package?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Anyone think raising the minimum wage had something to do with it?
    Perhaps, in some small, tangentially related way, but a direct effect? I don't think so. The root cause of this problem was expansionary monetary policy coupled with idiotic government incentives.

    Our government provided the housing and financial sectors with both the means and opportunity to do what they did. It was the government's fault...AGAIN. No surprise there. Some people, however, are pathologically incapable of pointing the finger at our benevolent overseers, in fact, they can't even consider a solution that doesn't involve them.

    The government is full of corrupt and self-interested cronies. It's time we recognized that fact.

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    Re: Would You Support a Second Stimulus Package?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I see. Because you say so.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    If the last two packages did not work, why would another with at least half of the funds of the first work? Where does that number from?
    Because he says so.

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    Re: Would You Support a Second Stimulus Package?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    There is now talk coming from an Obama advisor that a second package of stimulus money may be needed.

    "The United States may need a second stimulus package focusing on infrastructure projects to put the world's biggest economy firmly on the path to recovery, a top White House adviser said here Tuesday."

    US may need a second stimulus: Obama adviser - Yahoo! News

    The advisor stated that this was her opinion and not the official word of the Obama Administration.

    Would you support this if the Obama Administration tried to do it? Why, or why not?
    I would only support it if the money went to the populace. No more corporate welfare and no more money to banks.

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    Re: Would You Support a Second Stimulus Package?

    The only stimulus I would support would be for the people.

    If they want to start paying people/things off, start paying off the debt the people have accrued from these ****ty conditions, otherwise back the hell off.

    IMO instead of the spending, wiping the slab clean would be far more beneficial.


    Think about it this way.

    There are roughly 120,000,000 HOUSEHOLDS in the United States. If each of these households were given 20-30 grand (not money but debt relief) how much less would that be than these stimulus packages that have done nothing but give people who don't need more money... well... more money?

    Screw corporate bail outs, start relieving the pressure or back up and watch.
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