"SR Isabel's Going for gold"
"Kallie's Anatomy Of Grey"
Both lazy house pets untill you ask, "do you want to go play"!
So, it's not that I fail to realize something yet -- it's that I disagree you.
I understand that you and may Republican officials think that the same 'hands off' approach that got us into this mess will get us out. That is counterintuitive, though.
I suspect that more than a few Republicans will be voting on the final bill, once they feel they have done an adequate amount of grandstanding. We will know soon enough.
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Last edited by Franco; 02-04-2009 at 02:54 PM.
I will agree with you that the problems didn't start over the last 8 years. Let's give credit where it's due --- to the 'Reagan Revolution'.
Carter: Interest rate, 21%. Inflation, 13.5%. Unemployment, 7%. The so-called ďMisery Index,Ē which Carter used to great effect in his 1976 campaign to win election.
Reaganís last year: Interest rate, 9%. Inflation, 4.1%. Unemployment, 5.5%.
George W. Bush: Interest rate, 8% down to almost 0%. Inflation, 2.6%. Unemployment, 4.5%.
Pass the Bong Backpastur you have had it too long.
Bitter Clinger Regards
As popular as the changes were, I believe that the "Reagan Revolution" did more to damage the long term soundness of our economy in general and our financial services industry in particular than anything since the deregulation under Harding. Massive profiteering in the S&L industry was followed by total collapse at the taxpayers' expense. Massive profiteering through the liquidation of pensions assets to bolster current profits and bonuses is directly linked to the unfunded pension liabilities we see today that are being bailed out by taxpayers. The deification of the trickle down economics and supply side mantras is directly linked to the most massive concentration of wealth in our history, runaway speculation with the assets of our largest companies, and a culture of greed.
Our lunch is being eaten by countries that have kept their sights on the long term value of their businesses (a lesson learned in Japan only after their own collapse) while we have lost control of our strategic business assets to gain short term labor cost advantages.
How's that for a lefty rant and thread hijack?