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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 07:49 AM
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Why aren’t DEMs speaking out about “Imploding Economy?”
I heard Hilary question Bush’s sanity during 1 of her town hall meetings regarding borrowing money from China to pay for Saudi oil so he can wage war in Iraq, but that is all I have heard.

Now I see the Dems ready to jump on the “Economic Stimulus” band wagon and apply yet another meaningless economic band aid to the seriously hemorrhaging American Economy.

America has been on Bush’s “RE-Fi” economy for 6 long years, and now the credit and banking institutions are crumbling under the weight. The Bush administration has pressured the Fed-reserve to keep interest rates at 40 year lows fueling inflated housing prices. All the while ushering in a “Mass-Exodus” of American manufacturing jobs.

Plain and Simple –

We don’t manufacture or export enough goods and or services to pay off the interest on the National Debt

- And the Bill has come due.

Why are not the DEMs screaming as loud as they can “Look You stupid republicans at what you have done”

And NO I don’t support any more Band Aid economic stimulus packages that merely postpone the inevitable. We need to rethink and reinvent American economic growth.
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arendt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 07:51 AM
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1. Corporate Dems aren't going to point out failed corporate policies. K&R n/t
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 08:31 AM
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7. Corporate dems are still in power
so they're going to do everything they can to deny that corporate power is causing the problems. They can't solve problems if they can't admit to them.
x(

And we'll all pay the price.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 07:53 AM
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2. they are a part of it . . . and as responsible for it as any in Washington
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 07:54 AM
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3. For 7 years now Georgie has been saying how great the economy is, including just before
he left for the ME. :crazy: Now he is backtracking or flip flopping, if you prefer. :evilgrin: I guess he gets away with that, right CORPORATE MEDIA? :banghead:
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paparush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 07:58 AM
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4. Deflation?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

...draining away of credit, cash - liquidity - from the markets.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 08:02 AM
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5. The big toilet.
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 08:11 AM
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6. I don't really understand "De-flation"
but a 4th grader can understand we don't manufacture nothing (as in Nada, Zip) in order to sell so we can pay off the tremendous debt we have accumulated.

I remember listening to Ed Shultz talk about how we can teach children to manage debt. How in the hell can you do that when the example the American government leads us with failed the course
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 09:58 AM
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13. Deflation = prices go down
'Cause nobody has any money to buy anything anymore. :(
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 08:38 AM
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8. I Thought About That Too And Surmised That They Wanted To Save Their Criticism Of *Co.....
for the campaign of the General Election (GE). I'm thinking they don't want to play out their hand now and give the Repugs time to come up with excuses.

In the GE they need to hit the Repug candidate hard with how *Co screwed up this country and the world.

Right now the Repug candidates are still not bad mouthing *Co to any great extent. In my opinion - that is wrong - and the Repug candidate that would take on *Co now would probably win the nomination. But they've taken a kid gloves approach and therefore many Repugs that realize what *Co has done to this country are shying away from their candidates - knowing that if elected they would be in for more of the same.

Now if a Repug candidate moves from the pack and takes on *Co - perhaps those Repug voters would just support them.

When a Repug candidate finally does win the nomination - if they were wishy-washy about *Co in the primaries - they should get hit with both barrels from the Dem nominee - about the ineptness and damage *Co has done.

A Repug nominee that took on *Co in the primaries will have a better chance defending themselves then.
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 08:48 AM
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10. I woul;d like to think so too But...
Current polling shows the economy has moved to the forefront as the #1 issue among voters. Hard to imagine Dem candidates would not pick up the ball and run with it.

Obama and Edwards rant about change - changing the system. Voters want to feed their families and want a change that helps them do that
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Yuugal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 08:47 AM
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9. Ya gotta love these economic "stimulus" packages
The stimulus checklist:

Cut corp tax rate check, Richie Rich pockets it
Enhance job training for nonexistent jobs check, Richie Rich chuckles
More capital gains and tax cuts for the rich check, Richie Rich laughs uncontrollably

All systems go!

Does these retarded fuckheads ever think to maybe take that 50 billion and build some factories to make electric cars or windmills? Nah, Lets give the money to rich corporations and rich people so the piss can trickle down our backs again and they can tell us its raining money.

America makes me wanna puke.

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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 08:52 AM
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11. ...
:thumbsup: Greedy corporations and greedy politicians make me want to :puke:
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 08:53 AM
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12. Its "Stimulus" alright - right up the Butt
without so much as a kiss or even a reach around
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 09:59 AM
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14. because you are not paying attention???
:shrug:
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 10:04 AM
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15.  They're panicking in a bi-partisan way. An unemployed electorate is testy.
And, dangerous to incumbents.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 10:07 AM
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16. Because their if they do, evidence of their own greed will bite them in the a$$.
Corporate campaign donations anyone? :puke:
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 05:18 PM
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17. kick
for Kucinich :kick:
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