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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 08:28 PM
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34. Let me give you an analogy:
You have a bad cold. You take antibiotics on the theory that you need to "do something." Actually, you'd be better off doing nothing--or else doing the right thing, which is to rest, eat nutritiously, and take vitamins.
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  -FORGET THE SPECIFICS lynyrd_skynyrd  Sep-30-08 04:55 PM   #0 
  - a lot of us want something done...  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Sep-30-08 04:57 PM   #1 
  - forget the specifics? doing nothing worse than doing something?  leftofthedial   Sep-30-08 04:57 PM   #2 
  - Reminds me of the lead up to the Iraq war  Cronus Protagonist   Sep-30-08 05:33 PM   #22 
     - almost exactly  leftofthedial   Sep-30-08 07:16 PM   #31 
        - Doesn't take an Economist to see Middle Class getting "Hosed"  FreakinDJ   Sep-30-08 09:19 PM   #37 
  - We've got peer-reviewed evidence on global warming.  Bornaginhooligan   Sep-30-08 04:58 PM   #3 
  - Not "bailout" or great depression  lynyrd_skynyrd   Sep-30-08 05:12 PM   #15 
     - Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Bornaginhooligan   Sep-30-08 05:13 PM   #18 
  - Were Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq?  FitzmasAgain   Sep-30-08 05:00 PM   #4 
  - Saddam's missles are 15 minutes away from NYC?  Bornaginhooligan   Sep-30-08 05:01 PM   #6 
     - Jeepers.  FitzmasAgain   Sep-30-08 05:11 PM   #13 
  - Good Post  Tallison   Sep-30-08 05:00 PM   #5 
  - I agree that something must be done. However, the devil is in the details.  crispini   Sep-30-08 05:01 PM   #7 
  - they don't need to just "do something"  GTRMAN   Sep-30-08 05:01 PM   #8 
  - I agree  lynyrd_skynyrd   Sep-30-08 05:13 PM   #17 
     - we may wind up there anyway  GTRMAN   Sep-30-08 05:34 PM   #23 
  - This Bailout is bad: The Director of Congress' Budget Office Says It Could Make It Worse  avaistheone1   Sep-30-08 05:03 PM   #9 
  - NO - I WILL NOT AGREE!!!  ddeclue   Sep-30-08 05:04 PM   #10 
  - listening to business owners who say banks won't lend....I thought..  Gin   Sep-30-08 05:08 PM   #12 
  - Why not give the money to the BORROWERS  ddeclue   Sep-30-08 05:11 PM   #14 
  - you probably also learned...  Realityhack   Sep-30-08 05:31 PM   #21 
     - No I learned to ASSESS the situation FIRST...  ddeclue   Sep-30-08 05:36 PM   #25 
        - Ok fair enough.  Realityhack   Sep-30-08 05:53 PM   #27 
           - Nobody really knows because we are being asked to take assertions for fact..  ddeclue   Sep-30-08 06:03 PM   #28 
  - OH AND THE SPECIFICS ARE ALL THAT MATTER...  ddeclue   Sep-30-08 05:07 PM   #11 
  - Sorry, but there is a flaw in your statement.  RoccoR5955   Sep-30-08 05:13 PM   #16 
  - First mistake is saying that government cannot allow banks to fail  whosinpower   Sep-30-08 05:27 PM   #19 
  - I MUST disagree, the wrong plan is worse than doing nothing...  That Guy 888   Sep-30-08 05:31 PM   #20 
  - The crush on the Treasuries market cannot be overstressed.  amandabeech   Sep-30-08 09:07 PM   #36 
  - If we blow 700 billion or more on a stupid plan that doesn't work  killbotfactory   Sep-30-08 05:34 PM   #24 
  - Re-Regulate then come back and talk about what you perceive as a problem.  dkofos   Sep-30-08 05:36 PM   #26 
  - Works for me.  dailykoff   Sep-30-08 06:04 PM   #29 
  - Yes, businesses need credit. Yes, Houston, we have a big problem.  mhatrw   Sep-30-08 06:30 PM   #30 
  - Uhh....where to start  Caretha   Sep-30-08 07:41 PM   #32 
  - No, there are many somethings that would yield worse results than nothing.  greyhound1966   Sep-30-08 08:18 PM   #33 
  - Let me give you an analogy:  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-30-08 08:28 PM   #34 
  - I want Congress to wait until after we have a new president.  Eric J in MN   Sep-30-08 08:30 PM   #35 

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