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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:10 PM
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Headline -"Worst ____Since 19__"
Has anyone noticed that all of the stats being put out by the media re: unemployment, earnings, stocks, whatever, all refer back to years with repug presidents. "Worst Job Losses Since 1974" http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081205/bs_nm/us_usa_econom...
Other "worst"s I've seen lately referred to early reagan years.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:12 PM
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1. The only worst that counts is
Worst fugging president ever.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:12 PM
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2. You bet. They'd have to go back to 1933
to find a Democratic president to hang a "worst" on and that's because the guy before him was a GOP who did too little, too late.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:19 PM
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3. Wiping out Poppy's records.
:think:
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sftwrngnr Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:38 PM
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4. It is likely even worse than is being reported
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 02:41 PM by sftwrngnr
While I have nothing other than anecdotal evidence to support my claim, I strongly suspect that the economy is in much worse shape than is being reported. I've watched the company my wife works for go bankrupt, her hours cut to 20 or so per week, and the manufacturing operation outsourced to Mexico. The company I work for is solid (allegedly), but I quietly notice that more and more software projects are outsourced to India, while management claims "all is well." Do I think I'm immune to becoming jobless? Nope... honestly, I expect it.

I wasn't even a twinkling in my parent's eyes when the great depression happened, but based on what I'm seeing with the stock market, job market, etc., I suspect things will continue to deteriorate, all the while the folks who have access to public microphones spew out sound bites claiming that "oh, its nothing like the great depression." In my never to be humble opinion, how is it NOT like the great depression? Oh, I know, 26% unemployment, this, that and the other.

Look at the job numbers... nope, we're not at 26% yet... but we're steadily marching toward that figure. Sure, the price per barrel of oil has imploded, but the damage that the artificially induced high price earlier this year has already had a massive effect on the economy -- I know for me, I canceled vacations, reduced driving to a bare minimum, etc.

Whats the solution? I haven't a clue. For me, I'm focused on getting my credit cards paid off as quickly as I can, socking money away for a rapidly approaching rainy day, and hoping that when President-elect Obama loses the "-elect" aspect of his title, that he comes into office and enacts the change that was voted for. I'm sorely disappointed that a veto-proof majority wasn't actually won, as now the needed changes will be stuck in committee, watered down, or simply not enacted to save face.

I don't understand how it is, that we, the taxpayer are required to bail out financial institutions, and pretty much everyone else who comes around with a hat to pass around, all the while those who are responsible for the reasons for the bailouts are rewarded with their hefty Christmas bonuses, stock options, etc. Am I jealous of them? Hardly. I feel people SHOULD be rewarded for their hard work and success. Which metric is actually being used to determine success for these investment bankers?? How many trillions of dollars they lost for the year? How efficiently have they enabled the collapse of the 401 that is contributed to by the "working stiffs?"

Just my two cents :)
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:46 PM
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5. 'W' stands for 'Worst'
Every thing the little turd from Crawford touches turns to shit.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:48 PM
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6. or ashes
:hi:



todo bien, carnal?
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:10 PM
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9. and we knew it, gaddamn it we told everyone we could, we
listed every one of his failures and people still wanted to have a beer with the asshole and vote for him. for gads sake, if it wasn't for 9/11 he would have been a one termer with the greatest vacation schedule since st ronnie..

I can't tell you how much I hate that mofo in the whitehouse, I don't think you can ever realize how seeing his image on the television causes me to want to puke and give him the finger shouting "you worthless ass, get out of here".
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:01 PM
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7. Just wait until January 21st.
Worst. President. Since. Yesterday.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:06 PM
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8. They will be relentless criticizing Obama.
Every time he makes a sound they'll point fingers and call him traitor/terrorist/commie/socialist/muslim.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 04:51 PM
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10. No doubt.
Like bad campers, the GOP is slinking out of the White House with a fire still burning and shit all over the place.

I think too many of us have been personally harmed by the Bush Administration to easily forget.

And as far as goes the inevitable slander, defamation, and falsehood which will certainly be directed at him every step of the way, this cat has a way of sailing right past those things on his way to doing what he wants to do, which seems to be a straight-up-the-middle course. Part of the reason I found myself backing him early on (and yeah, you can flame me for not saying so back then, as I tried hard to keep my mouth shut through the primaries) was because even though I'm sure he won't do my thing, I'm confident he'll at least try to do the right thing.

Perhaps I should trust my instincts more. I knew Bush was going to be one of the worst ever, and damn if he didn't surprise me by being even worse than that. My instinct on Obama is that he's got the goods to be great, and he's held back only by the crises which he inherits. I won't get my liberal utopia out of Barack Obama, but I might get my country back, and I'll happily take that.
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