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43. it's gonna take a long time to recover from 8 years of bu$hit
don't forget the surplus Clinton left the criminals
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  -We're in a deep depression and help isn't coming. Unemployment rate is the same as it was in 1934 Better Believe It  Jul-15-10 09:53 PM   #0 
  - KR, and I ***LOVE*** Ted Rall.  inna   Jul-15-10 10:03 PM   #1 
  - You'll have to fight me for him!  PassingFair   Jul-16-10 08:29 PM   #57 
  - Keep in mind that while capitalists are fleeing America to "harvest slave labor" around . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-15-10 10:04 PM   #2 
  - We can boycott what the elites sell us, to the maximum extent possible  villager   Jul-15-10 10:21 PM   #5 
     - It has to start with a boycott of the politiciians  pscot   Jul-15-10 11:00 PM   #15 
     - Well, by "boycott," you mean voting for opponents, or not voting at all?  villager   Jul-15-10 11:07 PM   #16 
     - True . . . we are governed by hierarchies of power -- some of it invisible . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-16-10 12:56 AM   #25 
     - We can be creative . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-16-10 12:53 AM   #24 
     - Yes, and buying from employee owned companies.  Radical Activist   Jul-16-10 08:52 PM   #67 
  - K&R  pleah   Jul-15-10 10:05 PM   #3 
  - Also agree that the nation is in a depression . . . purposefully put there by right wing --  defendandprotect   Jul-15-10 10:06 PM   #4 
  - We have had positive GDP growth since the 3rd quarter  doc03   Jul-15-10 10:34 PM   #6 
  - And if you have a growing GDP with mass unemployment, foreclosures, wage and benefit cuts, etc.,  Better Believe It   Jul-15-10 10:44 PM   #8 
  - Recovery for the OWNERS  Hawkowl   Jul-15-10 10:48 PM   #9 
  - Just like we did in the 2000's a jobless recovery. That really isn't  doc03   Jul-15-10 10:55 PM   #12 
  - Sorry . . . but Obama himself called this a "Depression" about a month or so ago ...  defendandprotect   Jul-15-10 11:10 PM   #19 
  - I heard from my parents what it was like in the Great Depression  doc03   Jul-15-10 11:16 PM   #20 
  - Be patient. This country is headed toward a "Great Depression".  AdHocSolver   Jul-15-10 11:47 PM   #23 
  - I think most of the public sees that if Obama doesn't get busy . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-16-10 12:59 AM   #26 
  - Psssst....  liberation   Jul-16-10 07:46 PM   #52 
  - This is not like that depression because there are still vestiges  jwirr   Jul-16-10 09:04 PM   #71 
  - Did anybody get a screen capture?  Mimosa   Jul-16-10 08:37 PM   #61 
  - Great -- go down to your local labor board and tell that to people in line for benefits  Donnachaidh   Jul-16-10 01:37 AM   #27 
  - That only serves to highlight the flaws in how GDP is calculated. nt  glitch   Jul-16-10 09:11 AM   #30 
     - unemployment is irrelevant to gdp. it's not a flaw.  Hannah Bell   Jul-16-10 12:14 PM   #46 
        - Explain? I did not say that. I said the way GDP was calculated was flawed  glitch   Jul-16-10 03:23 PM   #51 
  - High unemployment keeps the military filled with strong young men and women  Mimosa   Jul-16-10 08:34 PM   #59 
  - Obama needs to make it easier to start your own business.  dkf   Jul-15-10 10:40 PM   #7 
  - I remember a few months ago when Pelosi was talking about small business tax credits or something...  Cant trust em   Jul-15-10 10:49 PM   #10 
  - It's not the taxes that stop people. It's the minefield of regulations that you have no clue about.  dkf   Jul-15-10 10:53 PM   #11 
     - The last three posts echo Boner, McConnell and Faux  doc03   Jul-15-10 10:59 PM   #14 
     - I'd be in favor of eliminating Bush tax cuts on individuals...  Cant trust em   Jul-16-10 11:16 AM   #41 
     - I just was penalized $600 for a five day lapse in my work comp policy for my one employee.  postulater   Jul-15-10 11:09 PM   #18 
        - Pay your bills on time. So you want to get the government out  doc03   Jul-15-10 11:17 PM   #21 
           - Ideology wins again!  Cant trust em   Jul-16-10 11:14 AM   #40 
  - We could get into the apple selling business and make peanuts!  Better Believe It   Jul-15-10 10:57 PM   #13 
     - You do what you can.  dkf   Jul-15-10 11:07 PM   #17 
     - Your brother is one of the luckier ones. Good for him.  Better Believe It   Jul-16-10 08:19 AM   #29 
     - have you SEEN the price of apples these days? n/t  Donnachaidh   Jul-16-10 01:39 AM   #28 
     - Just make sure that you don't let your product designers overrule your engineers  kenny blankenship   Jul-16-10 10:18 AM   #33 
     - Depression?  Knight Hawk   Jul-16-10 08:44 PM   #65 
  - Increasing exports is not the answer. The solution is reducing imports.  AdHocSolver   Jul-15-10 11:37 PM   #22 
  - they also don't understand that a major cost in food "production" is  northernlights   Jul-16-10 08:35 PM   #60 
  - The Answer  Knight Hawk   Jul-16-10 08:52 PM   #68 
  - It Took FDR 7 years to End "The Great Depression," Obama Ended "The Great Recession" in 18 Months  mikekohr   Jul-16-10 09:21 AM   #31 
  - The recession is over, the recession is over! Happy days are here again!  Better Believe It   Jul-16-10 09:57 AM   #32 
  - Love that song  mikekohr   Jul-17-10 08:31 AM   #85 
  - "Employment" may be growing,  Jackpine Radical   Jul-16-10 10:39 AM   #35 
  - Employment IS Growing  mikekohr   Jul-17-10 08:28 AM   #84 
  - wrong. fdr elected 1932. gdp growth resumed the next year.  Hannah Bell   Jul-16-10 12:12 PM   #45 
     - Most Economists State "The Great Depression" lasted until 1939  mikekohr   Jul-17-10 08:16 AM   #83 
  - What's the difference between 1934 and now?  Jackpine Radical   Jul-16-10 10:34 AM   #34 
  - The big difference....  blindpig   Jul-16-10 11:23 AM   #42 
  - No way.  asdjrocky   Jul-16-10 10:40 AM   #36 
  - Thank you for the post.  HCE SuiGeneris   Jul-16-10 10:43 AM   #37 
  - And yet more confirmation of what I (and others) have been saying here and  Subdivisions   Jul-16-10 10:45 AM   #38 
  - ok, now this is actually socialism  dem mba   Jul-16-10 11:05 AM   #39 
  - Yeah, as events in the Gulf have shown....  blindpig   Jul-16-10 11:25 AM   #44 
  - environmental regulation and state control over the means of production  dem mba   Jul-16-10 02:44 PM   #49 
  - Why should there be a difference?  blindpig   Jul-16-10 03:05 PM   #50 
     - Because any nation that tries to control all of its economy from the top invariably fails at it.  StreetKnowledge   Jul-17-10 12:16 AM   #80 
  - No countries have had worst environmental records than the USSR and China under communism.  Radical Activist   Jul-16-10 08:40 PM   #64 
     - LOL... as always never you never disappoint  liberation   Jul-16-10 09:57 PM   #76 
     - Yes, I always bring the facts and logic, don't I?  Radical Activist   Jul-16-10 10:20 PM   #77 
     - When did they achieve "communism" and when did that system end in the USSR and China?  Better Believe It   Jul-16-10 10:29 PM   #78 
     - You're right that real communism as theorized has yet to have a living example  Radical Activist   Jul-17-10 10:31 PM   #90 
        - These "communist" officials didn't have any problem giving up power to capitalists!  Better Believe It   Jul-18-10 10:03 AM   #91 
           - And so....?  Radical Activist   Jul-18-10 10:30 AM   #92 
              - Would you like to get back on topic?  Better Believe It   Jul-18-10 12:39 PM   #93 
                 - It's true that China and Russia are no longer communist.  Radical Activist   Jul-18-10 01:34 PM   #94 
     - Dunno about that  blindpig   Jul-17-10 07:50 AM   #82 
        - Chernobyl  Radical Activist   Jul-17-10 05:53 PM   #89 
  - Yes, it's authoritarian state socialism.  Radical Activist   Jul-16-10 08:39 PM   #63 
     - So the current economic system is anti-authoritarian and democratic?  Better Believe It   Jul-17-10 08:48 AM   #86 
        - The failure of the current system  Radical Activist   Jul-17-10 05:49 PM   #88 
  - it's gonna take a long time to recover from 8 years of bu$hit  spanone   Jul-16-10 11:25 AM   #43 
  - What are we going to  femrap   Jul-16-10 01:43 PM   #47 
  - A depression is defined as a reduction in GDP not an increase  NJmaverick   Jul-16-10 02:42 PM   #48 
  - I don't care how you figure it ... unemployment now is about 9.5 percent. In 1934, it was 21.7 %  gauguin57   Jul-16-10 08:06 PM   #53 
  - How was the unemployment rate calculated in 1934?  Better Believe It   Jul-16-10 08:16 PM   #54 
  - Technically speaking, if we look at U-6 unemployment, it shows a stunning 17%.  Selatius   Jul-17-10 04:22 AM   #81 
  - Folks, start building your Transitional Communities NOW!  EmeraldCityGrl   Jul-16-10 08:25 PM   #55 
  - aha! there is a group mulling it over  northernlights   Jul-16-10 08:50 PM   #66 
  - "Depression" is a technical term. Spinners will tell you we're not in one. But if it FEELS like one  Stinky The Clown   Jul-16-10 08:26 PM   #56 
  - We desperately need unemployment insurance extensions - Fucking republicans!  LaPera   Jul-16-10 08:30 PM   #58 
  - Ted Rall is not an economist and he has been a disappointment to me in the past. nt  thereismore   Jul-16-10 08:37 PM   #62 
  - K&R n/t  OhioChick   Jul-16-10 08:55 PM   #69 
  - Obama needs to start a Works Progress Administration.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jul-16-10 09:02 PM   #70 
  - Here's some of FDR's bold actions taken within a year of becoming President  Better Believe It   Jul-16-10 09:43 PM   #75 
  - I agree  Curtis   Jul-16-10 09:06 PM   #72 
  - K & R  Dinger   Jul-16-10 09:16 PM   #73 
  - PRECISELY CORRECT.  SILVER__FOX52   Jul-16-10 09:36 PM   #74 
  - Unemployment was much worse during the GD.. in fact there is no comparison..  DCBob   Jul-16-10 10:49 PM   #79 
  - Unemployment was 21.7% in 1934, It is now 9.5%  mikekohr   Jul-17-10 08:52 AM   #87 
 

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