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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-02-10 03:56 PM
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63. Don't take this the wrong way, but that doesn't help. n/t

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  -"Double Dippers" warnings could become self-fulfilling prophecies DCBob  Aug-01-10 06:23 AM   #0 
  - Maybe...  hamerfan   Aug-01-10 06:29 AM   #1 
  - No doubt there is a "fair bit of truth to it".. but I think some are hyping it to make headlines or  DCBob   Aug-01-10 06:32 AM   #2 
     - Some people want America to fail  bluestateguy   Aug-01-10 06:35 AM   #4 
     - it would appear so.  DCBob   Aug-01-10 06:40 AM   #7 
     - It couldn't be because they are trying to  BootinUp   Aug-01-10 08:13 AM   #20 
     - Delete. nt  Hansel   Aug-01-10 11:53 AM   #35 
     - And some may be glossing it over to make political points  Oregone   Aug-01-10 01:33 PM   #38 
        - The purpose is exactly what the OP says.. fearmongering can make a bad enonomy even worse.  DCBob   Aug-01-10 05:06 PM   #47 
           - So can refusing to stimulate the economy plagued with deficient demand  Oregone   Aug-01-10 06:18 PM   #50 
              - well clearly more needs to be done to stimulate the economy, but ..  DCBob   Aug-01-10 06:55 PM   #52 
                 - Well, it comes down to perception I guess  Oregone   Aug-01-10 07:03 PM   #53 
  - There's really a very simple solution to this  bluestateguy   Aug-01-10 06:35 AM   #3 
  - This consumer isn't spending because he has nothing to spend.  hobbit709   Aug-01-10 06:39 AM   #5 
  - Even those that have money arent spending..  DCBob   Aug-01-10 06:43 AM   #9 
     - First we are chastised for spending beyond our means  unapatriciated   Aug-01-10 09:47 AM   #21 
     - I didnt write that article nor am I advocating to do those things.  DCBob   Aug-01-10 09:55 AM   #22 
        - I realize you didn't write either of the articles you linked to.  unapatriciated   Aug-01-10 10:34 AM   #26 
           - you misunderstood..  DCBob   Aug-01-10 11:21 AM   #33 
     - Only those at the top have anything left to spend. Their needs are, basically, met.  laughingliberal   Aug-01-10 11:07 AM   #30 
        - I agree and suspect this is more about b* tax cuts than us spending too little.  unapatriciated   Aug-01-10 11:19 AM   #32 
  - Ha! They have probably considered this.  DCBob   Aug-01-10 06:40 AM   #6 
  - so you are advocating the administration lie to us?  unapatriciated   Aug-01-10 07:03 AM   #11 
     - Seems that way. And, for those of us who are suffering, we should 'pretend' to have jobs & money.  laughingliberal   Aug-01-10 11:31 AM   #34 
     - Its easier than actually stimulating the economy  Oregone   Aug-01-10 01:30 PM   #37 
  - Jobless recovery, historical bankruptcy rates, historical long-term unemployment,  fasttense   Aug-01-10 06:41 AM   #8 
  - That's all basically true but to dismiss all positve news and say we are heading into a depression..  DCBob   Aug-01-10 06:46 AM   #10 
  - Double dip.  Turbineguy   Aug-01-10 07:10 AM   #12 
  - He is choosing to fail by not bringing a case for further stimulus to the public  Oregone   Aug-01-10 01:41 PM   #39 
  - no jobs bob  Warren Stupidity   Aug-01-10 07:24 AM   #13 
  - I agree mostly with that... but I suspect if companies dont hire we will just keep puttering along..  DCBob   Aug-01-10 07:49 AM   #17 
  - Our 24 hour news cycle is 10% real news and 90% hype.  jaxx   Aug-01-10 07:28 AM   #14 
  - +1  DCBob   Aug-01-10 08:02 AM   #18 
  - It's not a self fulfulling prophecy for anyone between the ............  Exilednight   Aug-01-10 07:40 AM   #15 
  - And, no doubt your CEO is avoiding hiring anyone in lower positions until after the election  GoCubsGo   Aug-01-10 07:49 AM   #16 
     - We've actually let lower positions (hourly employees) go. We've gone to hiring temps at lower ....  Exilednight   Aug-01-10 08:10 AM   #19 
  - Creating jobs would put a stop to the gloom and doom  lunatica   Aug-01-10 10:05 AM   #23 
  - Everyone knows that it is all about jobs jobs jobs.  dkf   Aug-01-10 10:29 AM   #24 
  - So you think people are under the mistaken impression that  Bluenorthwest   Aug-01-10 10:31 AM   #25 
  - +++++  Jakes Progress   Aug-01-10 10:44 AM   #27 
     - ....  unapatriciated   Aug-01-10 11:02 AM   #28 
        - Oh, you know it.  Jakes Progress   Aug-01-10 04:14 PM   #45 
  - True. Makes one wonder why the media seems so invested  treestar   Aug-01-10 11:04 AM   #29 
  - I don't know about the media but you won't find anyone in my state who thinks there's a recovery.  laughingliberal   Aug-01-10 11:09 AM   #31 
  - Ridiculous  Oregone   Aug-01-10 01:28 PM   #36 
  - Thou shalt not speak ill of the economy  TheKentuckian   Aug-01-10 01:54 PM   #40 
  - Grotesque  Kurt_and_Hunter   Aug-01-10 02:27 PM   #41 
  - So your answer is that we should all pretend that everything is just fine and this is nothing more  Greyhound   Aug-01-10 03:05 PM   #42 
  - Everything is not fine but that does not mean we are heading for recession or depression..  DCBob   Aug-01-10 05:11 PM   #49 
     - No, the huge foundational flaws that were exposed to everybody a couple  Greyhound   Aug-01-10 11:34 PM   #57 
        - I agree with that.. our economy has huge flaws and it will likely collapse.. eventually..  DCBob   Aug-02-10 05:45 AM   #60 
           - OK. What I don't understand and maybe you can help me with, is how do you imagine  Greyhound   Aug-02-10 02:28 PM   #61 
              - yeah, it does sound crazy to me too but seems there aren't any other good alternatives..  DCBob   Aug-02-10 03:26 PM   #62 
                 - Don't take this the wrong way, but that doesn't help. n/t  Greyhound   Aug-02-10 03:56 PM   #63 
                    - I didnt expect it would.  DCBob   Aug-02-10 04:05 PM   #64 
  - Absurd beyond description.  Spheric   Aug-01-10 03:15 PM   #43 
  - Maybe but you have to have  xxqqqzme   Aug-01-10 04:01 PM   #44 
  - many of the "Double Dippers" will be let down when it doesn't happen  Aramchek   Aug-01-10 05:03 PM   #46 
  - Indeed.. and I hope we at least get an apology.  DCBob   Aug-01-10 05:07 PM   #48 
     - When is the first dip going to end? No, not that one the one that started in about 2002?  TheKentuckian   Aug-01-10 06:32 PM   #51 
  - Yes- all is great- fundamentals are fine- problems have been solved!  depakid   Aug-01-10 07:22 PM   #54 
  - I think I have it now,  hamerfan   Aug-01-10 08:00 PM   #55 
  - Doubledippy the economic happiness fairy. It's about as true.  Safetykitten   Aug-01-10 08:50 PM   #56 
  - They don't have to frighten sixteen percent of the working population, namely the unemployed  MadHound   Aug-01-10 11:45 PM   #58 
  - The "jobless recovery" would work if only all those people without a job would just STFU.  Spheric   Aug-02-10 03:43 AM   #59 

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