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  1. weswelker#83

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    So a guy loses his job and that's Bush's fault? Apparently in the whole history of the American economy, no one has ever lost a job before.

    Yay wes.
     
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    #18 Jersey

    You won't like this, but I agree with you!

    Economics shouldn't be linked to political figures by either party. The sad thing is, many of us vote based upon an economic plan or platform that few of can even understand. so we watch the news and read the paper to get our views on economic policy.

    Can anyone tell me the difference between McCain's and Obama's economic platform? I can't. And even if I could, I wouldn't know for sure which one is more sound. These guys hire economic guru's to spin together a plan and put it in it's simplest form so the average American can understand what they're saying. Unfortunately, the explanation we get isn't really the plan.

    The plan is "Man, I hope things turn around if we get voted in!":eek:
     
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    The only part I don't like is how it makes me question my whole life, existence and manhood.

    :eek:

    Other than that, agree away. Your life will be better if you agree with me. Hell, everyone would be better off if they agreed with me.

    At least I'm smart enough to know what I don't know, unlike various politicians we put in office.
     
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    #18 Jersey

    You know, you're onto something!

    If anyone tells us they know how to straighten out the economy, we have ourselves a genuine liar.
     
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    I DO know that Phil Gramm is the head of McCain's economic policy. He is the same guy who lobbied for Enron, and the wall to be broken between investment bankers and loan companies this paving the way for both the Energy and Mortgage scandalls.

    thats all I need to know about Grampy's economic policy
     
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    If I was going to run for president, the first thing I'd do is get people who actually know about the economy to run my economic policy. I don't mean academics, I mean people who've proven--by virtue of managing or making milions--that they know.

    Gene Simmons for Treasury Secretary!

    Donald Trump for SecState!
     
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    Dude, you know how I feel about "The United States of American, Inc."

    And you just plugged support for it.

    I just want our public servants to act as if holding office is a priveledge and to honor the constitution of the USA. That's it. That is all they are supposed to do...never mind!;)
     
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    HOLD THE PHONE!!!!!!


    a Simmons - Trump '08 ticket could get my vote.

    I'm calling Gene......
     
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    What would you rather have, seriously? A bunch of people who think it's a privilege (where you gonna get them from?) or people who actually know how how to get things done?

    I'm not saying I'm not sympathetic to your view, don't get me wrong.
     
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    It would never work. Trump would never take the back seat, neither would gene.

    But I'd vote for it.
     
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    I like Phil Gramm. I know, for you guys he's like "evil"...but I like him. Met him personally, hung out, really like his wife (she was a MILF when I met her...now she's just...old...LOL)

    When I met him I had hair down to my waist and a long full beard, and I was in dirty jeans and flannel and denim jacket, and he still took the time to talk to me, and actually listen to me, not just recite canned answers. That impressed me.
     
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    Dude....

    that man is responsible for hundreds of thousands of people losing their retirement funds, and millions of home forclosures. His wife is just as evil, check her background. Its fun and nice to meet people, but if you worked for Enron, and lost everything you had....I'm sure you'd feel slightly different about 'talking up' the guy who allowed billionaires to take your money.

    NOt sure if you know anyone who has lost his or her home because, YOUR BOY, lobbied to bring down the wall put in place to stop investment bankers form holding home loans....

    You'd better wash those hands, there is blood on 'em.

    Take a step back, and thing about his economic philosophy...it doesn't seem to include helping out someone who has long hair and a beard. His track record speaks volumes of diaster.
     
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    Uh huh. People who lost money in the Enron thing were stupid.

    Period.

    Nothing to do with Mr. and or Mrs. Gramm.

    You never put your retirement in one basket. You never invest in your own company like that, no matter what.

    People need to take some responsibility for themselves, don't you think?
     
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    Actually the Fed should take care of monetary policy, and government should take care of fiscal policy. That's what they are for. Central banks are given autonomy independent from current government, because it has been observed that politicians are too short sighted.Look at how much the US dollar has improved compared to other currencies over the past 8 years.
     
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    Actually the Fed shouldn't exist at all.

    And it never occurs to you that other countries might just improve? I mean...it's like beating the Patriots. The other guys are on scholarship too...
     
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    That's what the VIP said..... :p
     
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    #91 Jersey

    GOOD!!!!!!

    I remember seeing a similer story on Sixty Minutes 20 years ago. The guy got laid off but didn't have the courage to tell his wife.(they had just bout a new house) So he went pretended to go to work evey day he dressed in his suit and tie,took the train to NYC and started panhandaling. He did this for a number of years until he was seen by a family friend. The iorny was that he made almost as much panhandaling as he did at his regular job and didn't miss a payment on his house in Westchester county.
     
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