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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 10:12 AM
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36. ahh, so using facts that elites use to lie to the folks on the ground is totally suspect
Guess we know which side of the gate some here live in. :eyes:

For those of us on the ground in middle class america -- it's NOT recovering, and we're hanging on by threads that are being cut by the very same elites waving around their little charts and pictures....
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  -Killer Combo of High Gas, Food Prices at Key Tipping Point Purveyor  Apr-22-11 12:18 PM   #0 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-22-11 12:19 PM   #1 
  - People who would rec it if George Bush were in office.  roamer65   Apr-22-11 02:30 PM   #19 
  - Small point on terminology: 'currency' is the physical manifestation  coalition_unwilling   Apr-23-11 09:26 AM   #32 
     - Loss of 'Purchasing Power'.....the  femrap   Apr-23-11 10:15 AM   #37 
  - I hate unrec for that reason...  CoffeeCat   Apr-23-11 09:16 AM   #31 
     - Agreed--I wonder how many even hit it by accident  vssmith   Apr-23-11 10:03 AM   #35 
  - don't worry, we don't even count those in the inflation index  librechik   Apr-22-11 12:28 PM   #2 
  - "threatening to push the US economy into a recession"???!!!!  MedleyMisty   Apr-22-11 12:31 PM   #3 
  - We have been in a recovery for months.  Motown_Johnny   Apr-22-11 12:41 PM   #5 
     - And you can back up those facts,  Rex   Apr-22-11 12:43 PM   #8 
     - easily  Motown_Johnny   Apr-22-11 01:17 PM   #12 
        - Thank you for proving yourself wrong.  Rex   Apr-22-11 01:24 PM   #15 
        - One of us is dead wrong here, and it isn't me  Motown_Johnny   Apr-22-11 02:54 PM   #21 
        - GDP grew in the middle of the Great Depression, yet it would be another 6 years  fasttense   Apr-23-11 07:11 AM   #30 
        - +1000  Starry Messenger   Apr-23-11 10:33 AM   #39 
        - ahh, so using facts that elites use to lie to the folks on the ground is totally suspect  Donnachaidh   Apr-23-11 10:12 AM   #36 
     - well, if by 'fact' you mean cooked book spin, then yes...  ixion   Apr-22-11 01:21 PM   #13 
     - They base their entire argument on GDP being up for the quarter.  Rex   Apr-22-11 01:25 PM   #16 
        - I provided 2 quarters of numbers there, if you had bothered to look  Motown_Johnny   Apr-22-11 02:57 PM   #22 
     - Only if by "Earth" you mean Wall Street. nt  Lorien   Apr-23-11 02:07 AM   #27 
        - I mean anyone who can properly define the word "recession"  Motown_Johnny   Apr-23-11 07:11 AM   #29 
  - For those planning to have um...street festivals celebrate the coming of Austerity Measures  kenny blankenship   Apr-22-11 12:40 PM   #4 
  - Into a recession? Don't we need to get out of this depression first?  Rex   Apr-22-11 12:42 PM   #6 
  - I honestly don't think this is what is pushing us into a recession  Horse with no Name   Apr-22-11 12:42 PM   #7 
  - Funny, I thought we were still working our way out of a depression.  Rex   Apr-22-11 12:45 PM   #9 
     - Not officially, but yeah I think you are right. n/t  Horse with no Name   Apr-22-11 01:04 PM   #11 
     - It's a depression for most of us in the bottom 98%  Lorien   Apr-23-11 02:20 AM   #28 
  - Guess who caused the initial recession? Banks, Bush, and Wall Street. Guess who's causing this  Fire Walk With Me   Apr-22-11 12:47 PM   #10 
  - I honestly believe that it was gas prices that 'broke the camel's back' last time  ThomWV   Apr-22-11 01:24 PM   #14 
  - True, but we haven't seen a rise in food prices like this since the embargo of the 70's.  DCKit   Apr-22-11 02:21 PM   #17 
  - +1  ThomWV   Apr-22-11 02:23 PM   #18 
  - Agreed. A friend once told me, it's not the debt we owe, but the cash flow problems that sink us.  RickFromMN   Apr-22-11 02:52 PM   #20 
     - That is completely true--and frightening  CoffeeCat   Apr-23-11 09:30 AM   #33 
  - I fucking hate speculators  proud patriot   Apr-22-11 07:21 PM   #23 
  - +1000000000000  Initech   Apr-22-11 10:36 PM   #26 
  - K&R.  Kurovski   Apr-22-11 10:29 PM   #24 
  - This is only going to get worse,  MadHound   Apr-22-11 10:34 PM   #25 
  - .  gristy   Apr-23-11 09:39 AM   #34 
  - Out here in reality world, we've been in a recession, flirting with depression  tavalon   Apr-23-11 10:31 AM   #38 
  - So far this 'recovery' has endured the gulf oil spill, interruptions in the  xchrom   Apr-23-11 10:58 AM   #40 

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