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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 02:56 PM
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We are in a second Great American Depression
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No politician will dare utter the word depression. But you have to be brain dead to not understand that thats where we are.

The unemployment rate, the lack of jobs, the used-up savings, the widespread misery, cat food for the elderly, no education for the young I dont know what any sane human being would call it anything other than a depression.

But the big difference between this one, and the one of the 1930s, is that we dont have an FDR in sight. Were on our own. Our Democratic president either doesnt recognize where we are, (which I dont believe), or thinks what hes doing or not doing will help him get reelected.

And as bad as things are, the Republican Party is hell bent on pushing us deeper into the quicksand of misery.

So this is the way America falls. Cowardly politicians caving into bullies, or selling out for their own personal interests. A bought and paid for media, looking the other way while all the rest of us are being raped, pillaged and plundered. And millions of fools believing what theyre told by Fox news, and Rush.

Our country has been conquered by the unscrupulous, the insatiably greedy, and absolute morons. And we dont even know the names of most of those who are controlling those who are screwing us.

So what are we going to do about it? I wish I knew. But Id like to hear your opinions.
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  -We are in a second Great American Depression Cyrano  Jun-25-11 02:56 PM   #0 
  - It's not a Depression. It's the end of American prosperity  Hugabear   Jun-25-11 03:06 PM   #1 
  - Reducing demand, exporting jobs and treasure, pissing the national wealth in to hot sand and cold  TheKentuckian   Jun-25-11 03:06 PM   #2 
  - The people still alive now who lived through the first one disagree.  pnwmom   Jun-25-11 03:07 PM   #3 
  - Estimated real unemployment ranges >>>18%  frustrated_lefty   Jun-25-11 03:55 PM   #15 
     - The 25% Depression number also understated the reality.  pnwmom   Jun-25-11 04:14 PM   #17 
        - The definition also does not change the fact that this mess is not  jwirr   Jun-25-11 04:30 PM   #24 
  - Buy second-hand, American-made or not-at-all.  JDPriestly   Jun-25-11 03:10 PM   #4 
  - And be loud about refusing to buy from companies that outsourced our economy  Donnachaidh   Jun-25-11 03:25 PM   #9 
  - Good! advice!  patrice   Jun-25-11 03:39 PM   #13 
  - No we aren't. Depression has a specific definition. Nt  DevonRex   Jun-25-11 03:13 PM   #5 
  - We're far closer to it than you think  Yo_Mama   Jun-25-11 07:02 PM   #39 
  - We have to face the fact that it may not about what "...will help him get elected..."  patrice   Jun-25-11 03:19 PM   #6 
  - 'mistaken about how that star he's had on his ass...?  Lisa D   Jun-25-11 05:58 PM   #31 
  - No one wants to admit it and will vote for more of the same in 2012 n/t  Crazy Dave   Jun-25-11 03:21 PM   #7 
  - They don't want to admit it, because it ****IS**** painful!! nt  patrice   Jun-25-11 03:29 PM   # 
  - More of the same might even be better than competing versions of worse.  TheKentuckian   Jun-25-11 03:29 PM   #11 
     - There it is in a nutshell. nt  Mojorabbit   Jun-25-11 05:17 PM   #27 
  - You can't forget decade after decade of wage destruction and starving the government of revenue  TheKentuckian   Jun-25-11 03:22 PM   # 
  - yes but we are doing nation building overseas. isn't that wonderful lol nt  msongs   Jun-25-11 03:22 PM   #8 
  - The Best Answer For Fixing Short Term Problems Is A Raise In Wages  cantbeserious   Jun-25-11 03:28 PM   #10 
  - But if we do that we'll be carting wheelbarrels full of cash to buy bread! n/t  nebenaube   Jun-25-11 04:01 PM   #16 
     - There Are Two Choices - Default or Inflation - Inflation Is Considered More Manageable  cantbeserious   Jun-25-11 05:05 PM   #26 
  - It's not a Great Depression (or even a 'depression') yet, as economists  coalition_unwilling   Jun-25-11 03:35 PM   #12 
  - I don't think the Repubs are fiscally inept. I agree with Durbin  pnwmom   Jun-25-11 04:17 PM   #18 
  - our gdp includes who knows how much in derivative assets  rampart   Jun-25-11 05:55 PM   #30 
  - One big Chinese warehouse.  sarcasmo   Jun-25-11 03:39 PM   #14 
  - It's not a depression - it's the beginning of a fascist theocratic corporate takeover.  Initech   Jun-25-11 04:21 PM   #19 
  - Permanent  Old Codger   Jun-25-11 04:24 PM   #20 
  - No, we're not. That may happen, but no, at this time, we are not in an era  cali   Jun-25-11 04:25 PM   #21 
  - As long as it's not a Depression for the rich (and it isn't) then it doesn't count  kenny blankenship   Jun-25-11 04:25 PM   #22 
  - Great post  hulka38   Jun-25-11 06:25 PM   #33 
  - Dude! You nailed it!  The Big Vetolski   Jun-25-11 07:14 PM   #42 
  - Dean Baker thinks yes  amborin   Jun-25-11 04:29 PM   #23 
  - It's like Extreme Depression  obliviously   Jun-25-11 04:49 PM   #25 
  - This whole thread is depressing. n/t  greytdemocrat   Jun-25-11 05:47 PM   #28 
  - You don't know much about the Great Depression,  tabasco   Jun-25-11 05:51 PM   #29 
  - Yeah, when people are starving to death in the country, come talk to me.  shoutinfreud   Jun-25-11 06:40 PM   #36 
  - I expect to die prematurely because of lack of health care  PufPuf23   Jun-25-11 05:59 PM   #32 
  - Yeah...  greytdemocrat   Jun-25-11 06:48 PM   #37 
  - The only thing that can save us now is some socialism or communism.  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-25-11 06:33 PM   #34 
  - Yeah, cause SO many socialist and communist countries had no problems feeding their people.  shoutinfreud   Jun-25-11 06:39 PM   #35 
     - A pretty large number of capitalist economies also have problems with poverty and hunger.  Shagbark Hickory   Jun-25-11 07:10 PM   #41 
  - I want to know where are the protest leaders like years ago. Young need to get out there in the  southernyankeebelle   Jun-25-11 06:57 PM   #38 
  - Actually, there is a long list of these things, it's not #2.  bemildred   Jun-25-11 07:05 PM   #40 

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