and the Dems still harp on how bad the economy is

Discussion in 'Economy' started by Skull Pilot, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Skull Pilot
    Offline

    Skull Pilot Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    31,749
    Thanks Received:
    4,491
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +10,081
    http://http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/International_Business/US_growth_at_33__in_Q2_of_2008/articleshow/3418467.cms

    yes we may be experiencing a little slow down but last quarter's growth was equal to or better than any in slick willy's term. why aren't the dems saying this at the convention? oh yeah, in order to vote for a savior, you have to believe you need saving

    if you listened to biden's speech last night, you would think that Americans have resorted to eating their pets because things are sooooooo bad.

    i especially like the " i see houses with lights flickering" bit. pretty funny
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Shogun
    Offline

    Shogun Free: Mudholes Stomped

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    30,495
    Thanks Received:
    2,224
    Trophy Points:
    1,043
    Ratings:
    +2,260
    hey.. if it's such bullshit then it won't fool ANYONE, right? And, if if resonates with middle America then.. well, i guess you are shit out of luck.
     
  3. sealybobo
    Offline

    sealybobo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    50,581
    Thanks Received:
    3,193
    Trophy Points:
    1,845
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +10,168
    The economic stimulus package is the only thing that saved Bush from a RECESSION.

    And perfect timing. 4 months before the election, just in time to save him from a full blown recession.

    Vote for McCain and gas will be $5 a gallon next year. And why not? According to the GOP, companies should be able to charge whatever they want.

    And for your information, 90% probably worked during the great depression. You sure are lenient on Republicans for how bad the economy can get before you vote them out of office. You act like nothings wrong. Who's further from the truth? The guy that says the economy is great or the guy that says it is bad?

    Heck, you voted against Clinton and he had a surplus. Can you explain that? Don't tell me he didn't have a surplus either, because compared to Bush, he did.

    So if you don't really care about fiscal responsibility, why are you a Republican?

    Lear just moved to Mexico. More good paying jobs going out of the country.

    The economy is strong for the rich, not so strong for the middle class.

    If you got $1000 tax break from Bush, you paid $4000 actually with inflation factored in.

    Republicans always give you half the story.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. Skull Pilot
    Offline

    Skull Pilot Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    31,749
    Thanks Received:
    4,491
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +10,081
    and BHO says he wants another round of stimulus right after he's elected. GW had nothing to gain from the first stimulus BHO sounds like he's saying vote for me and I'll pay you

    And you looked into your crystal ball and saw this??

    Hey BOO Boo check your facts According to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum:

    http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/depres24.html#

    At the height of the Depression in 1933, 24.9% of the total work force or 11,385,000 people, were unemployed. Although farmers themselves technically were not unemployed, drastic drops in farm commodity prices resulted in farmers losing their lands and homes to foreclosure.

    But i am sure the 5.7% unemployment rate today is the same as the 24.9% of the depression if we use democrat math

    are you sure I voted against Clinton. ?

    I am not a republican you twit. how many times do I have to tell you that?

    .

    Maybe just maybe the government makes it too expensive to keep manufacturing jobs in the US

    I am the definition of middle class boo boo and I am doing just fine because right now my tax burden is lower than it was under Clinton

    numbers and links please, i don't think democrats are too good at math. See above for proof
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2008
  5. busara
    Offline

    busara wanasiasa wapumbava

    Joined:
    May 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,501
    Thanks Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    PA
    Ratings:
    +87
    some may find this an interesting read
    Safe Haven | An Alternative Inflation Index

    and the jobless rate is very misleading. the official definition:
    "those who do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior four weeks, and are currently available for work"
    naked capitalism: Unemployment Stats Attracting More Skeptics
    The Bayesian Heresy: Whats the "true" unemployment rate?

    employment numbers are a more accurate reflection of the economy, and they arent good.
    Labor Market Dives: Latest Employment Numbers Are Alarming
     
  6. editec
    Offline

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    41,427
    Thanks Received:
    5,598
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +5,617
    So If I get your point Skull pilot, you're tooting the Republican horn becuase we don't have 24% unemployment?

    Hey, good work!

    I'm sure we're all impressed.

    Meanwhile, back to American's everyday reality, things suck for many of us, and are scaring the bejeus out of most of us and everything's coming up roses for about 10% of us.

    So from a Republican standpoint, I guess, that's damned good work.
     
  7. sealybobo
    Offline

    sealybobo Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    50,581
    Thanks Received:
    3,193
    Trophy Points:
    1,845
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +10,168
    You didn't agree with anything I said. boy, no wonder this country is so divided. why would I go thru all the trouble when you don't get it? I would have to start with the alphabet. That's how far behind you are. So continuing on with you would be insane. Doing the same thing over and over yet expecting different results.

    I just told you why you are wrong. For what its worth.

    I just want ppl to know why you are wrong. If you get it too, that's just bonus.
     
  8. Ravi
    Offline

    Ravi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    81,334
    Thanks Received:
    12,695
    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Location:
    Hating Hatters
    Ratings:
    +29,784
    It'll be pretty funny if the Republicans get up at their convention and discuss how wonderful the economy is...that ought to put the final nail in the coffin of their hopes to gain seats in Congress.
     
  9. Skull Pilot
    Offline

    Skull Pilot Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    31,749
    Thanks Received:
    4,491
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +10,081
    you told me why you think i am wrong. you offered no proof but opinion
     
  10. Skull Pilot
    Offline

    Skull Pilot Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    31,749
    Thanks Received:
    4,491
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +10,081
    not tooting any one's horn. Just reporting that the economy grew at 3.3% last quarter.

    And Sorry if I don't think it's as bad as all you dems think it is.

    It doesn't matter who will be Pres at this point. the Market is sort of waiting it out so you will see some stagnation there. After Nov you will see more activity and a stronger economy just because the election is over and for no other reason.

    and I just don't buy that 90% of people have the bejesus scared out of them.

    If things are so bad then why last week when my wife and I went to the mall on a Thurs afternnon were there so many people buying shit. Why then did we wait almost 45 minutes at a local pub for a table? Why does everyone I see seem to have a new iPhone?

    Have you turned off your cable and Internet? Sold your furniture or have you bought a consumer product that was really not needed in the past 6 months? have you resorted to living on Ra men noodles or are you pretty much eating the stuff you've always eaten?
     

Share This Page