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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Here is the question I find more intriguing, if Republicans take over and enact their own economic legislation and the economy worsens, will they take responsibility or claim it is Obama's fault?
    Isn't it obvious what they will do?

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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Isn't it obvious what they will do?
    No, because the GOP economic policies always work to increase the gains for the top earners, so to them even if the Middle Class falls further behind, as long as the most wealthy see an increase, their economic model worked.

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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Here is the question I find more intriguing, if Republicans take over and enact their own economic legislation and the economy worsens, will they take responsibility or claim it is Obama's fault?
    Have the Democrats admitted to the obvious failure of welfare yet? They've ruined millions of lives through Welfare, yet I haven't seen a single one blamed or one confess to this massive scam. It took decades to completely ruin a generation of citizens, but while in charge for 40 years they managed to do it. When we string them up for doing that; I'll admit to a few years where the Republicans made errors.
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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    If the republicans regain the house and the economy improved dramatically in the short run --due to policies enacted by the democrats and the president -- will the republicans be as shallow as to take credit for it?

    I think so.

    Wasn't that exactly what happened back in the 90s? Yup.
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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    I would assume so.

    By the same token, if the republicans take control of congress and the economy keeps falling, they'll get blamed for it by their opponents.

    Because, as we all know, if something goes wrong, it's the other side’s fault, but if something goes right, every last politician had something to do with
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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    We are in a slow recovery after the worst recession since the Great Depression. Things are probably not going to get considerably better or worse for a long time. The Republicans are promising to make jobs, and when they fail to deliver, their excitement will be short lived in the 2012 elections. By then people will be asking whether Obama's decisions, regardless of how unpopular they may have been, were the necessary decisions to be made. All this hysteria generated by the tea party is about as useless as Obama's rhetoric if it doesn't yield results. That is the thing that neither Republicans nor Democrats can ever seem to figure out. People don't give a crap about how fancy your speeches and slogans are or about your ideology. The American people want results. What the Republicans are promising is something they cannot deliver. In fact, what they are promising, to dramatically cut the deficit by reducing spending, would likely cause greater job loss and an even slower recovery.

    The fact of the matter is that even if Republicans win big this election, they will continue the same tactics they have been using so that they can continue to blame the Democrats and further their own political aspirations. They really don't care about making jobs for Americans. They will do better politically the worse off America becomes financially.

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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    What they'll do is take credit when the economy makes small strides forward (like it is now) and they'll suddenly claim that those small steps are positive - though right now, they claim those small steps are disastrous.

    THAT is what politicians do.

    And if it worsens, they'll still blame it on Obama...or Clinton.

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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    If the republicans regain the house and the economy improved dramatically in the short run --due to policies enacted by the democrats and the president -- will the republicans be as shallow as to take credit for it?

    I think so.
    No more than the current administration denies any fault for the current economic situation.
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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Politicians take credit for things they didn’t do and deny and blame others for things they did do.
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    Re: If the repubs regain the house and the econmy improves will they take credit for

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    A bad economy doesn't mean all wheels come to a screeching halt.
    Of course not but I wasn't referring to that. I was referring to an apparent resurgance of commerce on the highway in front of my house. When the the economy seemed to be at it's lowest point you possibly would not see a car or truck for several minutes or longer. Now it's non stop. That's got to mean something.

    My business has also picked up and the odd thing is this is not supposed to be the busiest time of year for me.
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