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    Re: Is the USA skrewed?

    Laugh it off. I'm happy you have the luxury. Wait, no I'm not! But all I can do at this point is foot your bill, huh? You're like a bunch of little FAT kids that came and ordered wayy too much for yourselves, and now the adults are gonna have to step in and wash the dishes all night to pay it off. I guess that's funny for you...
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    Re: Is the USA skrewed?

    You're going to be footing alot of bills, but they won't be mine. I'm footing my own plus a couple of extras. And no, it's not funny to me that the bills are going to be unpayable. It's funny that so many young people support our government spending us into oblivion and have no idea what it's going to do to the country. People like myself who are fiscally responsible are outraged that any business is too big to fail, and believe that what's going on in DC is insanity.
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    Re: Is the USA skrewed?

    40 years ago your generation was protesting the Vietnam war and has simply traded the "I'll burn my draft card" signs for the "I won't pay my taxes" ones. Don't get wrong, there were many that served honorably in Vietnam, but the prime heroes to come out of that war(Colin Powell, Join McCain, David Hackworth) were not Baby Boomers, and they were lost among a sea of narcissistic cowards anyway. It's very telling that the two presidents of that generation were draft dodgers. Sorry, but this nation needs to move on.
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    Re: Is the USA skrewed?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I'm not so sure. The current group of Americans is soft and fat compared to the 1920's. People back then knew how to feed themselves. The vast majority today have very little or no survival skills. People in Africa and Haiti are much more suited to taking care of their own basic needs than Americans today.
    We would all be thinner and more active.
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    Re: Is the USA skrewed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post
    Sorry, but this nation needs to move on.
    Then get to moving. It's going to anyway.
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    Re: Is the USA skrewed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    You seem to be under the impression that busts are the natural state of affairs, and booms are just illusions. This is not correct. They are both just deviations from the average, which is a modest increase in economic growth over time.
    What you don't seem to understand is the housing boom was not a naturally occurring economic phenomenon, but was artificially created to stimulate the economy. To pull us out of recession. In doing so, it has destroyed the very foundation of the free market system. What kept us from falling into a depression worst than the Great Depression was the FDIC, government spending(debt), unemployment insurance and credit cards. We have no more ammo left. Interest rates can not go any lower, debt can only go so deep and we have lost the very things that built this country......our world dominance in manufacturing and innovation (led by the baby boomers). We really are screwed. This is not just another economic cycle and things won't get better just because they always have before. Things will get worse. Our biggest problems are in the future.
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    Re: Is the USA skrewed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post
    40 years ago your generation was protesting the Vietnam war and has simply traded the "I'll burn my draft card" signs for the "I won't pay my taxes" ones. Don't get wrong, there were many that served honorably in Vietnam, but the prime heroes to come out of that war(Colin Powell, Join McCain, David Hackworth) were not Baby Boomers, and they were lost among a sea of narcissistic cowards anyway. It's very telling that the two presidents of that generation were draft dodgers. Sorry, but this nation needs to move on.
    It's a cop out to blame all boomers for our problems. Most boomers served their country, worked hard, raised families, paid their taxes and built this country into the most prosperous nation in the world. You do know that over 3 million boomers served in Vietnam, don't you?
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    Re: Is the USA skrewed?

    I've seen so many crises come and go (and never turn out to be as bad as hyped) that I have trouble getting overly excited about the latest scare.

    We'll manage.

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    Re: Is the USA skrewed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I've seen so many crises come and go (and never turn out to be as bad as hyped) that I have trouble getting overly excited about the latest scare.

    We'll manage.
    Have you ever seen debt like this before? Have you ever seen zero percent interest rates before? Have you ever seen economic collapses on a global scale before? Have you ever seen the number of foreclosure like this before? Have you ever seen the loss of jobs to other countries like this before? Have you ever been so dependant on foriegn oil before? Have you ever seen so many people getting close to retirement age before? Have you ever seen the market lose 50% of it's value before? Have you ever seen us having to pay for two wars at the same time before?

    If you start looking at all the variables, we have never been in this position before and it would take a miracle to pull us out of it. Sure the country will survive, the rich will still be rich, but the quality of life for most Americans will take a drastic turn for the worse.
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    Re: Is the USA skrewed?

    Only if we let hysteria guide our actions going forward.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

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