DAMNED IF YOU DO, damned if you don't!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Care4all, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Care4all
    Offline

    Care4all Warrior Princess Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    32,800
    Thanks Received:
    6,626
    Trophy Points:
    1,170
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +11,117
    OIL spikes upwards $25 dollars a barrel on news of the bailout!

    the devaluation of the dollar, through all of our borrowing and printing money may hurt us everyday folk even more.....
     
  2. Diuretic
    Offline

    Diuretic Permanently confused

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2006
    Messages:
    12,653
    Thanks Received:
    1,397
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    South Australia est 1836
    Ratings:
    +1,397
    The clear-eyed capitalists aren't blinded by ideology. They'll gladly accept the benefits of socialist policy if it puts money in their pockets. Meanwhile we have people trying to blame the other party for the mess and they're repeating the talking points distributed for their use. That's so sad that it's nigh on unbelievable.
     
  3. WillowTree
    Online

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,192
    Thanks Received:
    10,174
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,769
    the facts are obvious, and it is sad, really really sad. but then what have ya got? you got Pelosi, that' even sadder.
     
  4. I Missthe North
    Offline

    I Missthe North Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    267
    Thanks Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +9
    Just an overall bad situation at this point. Honestly, the only thing that is going to help is if we all work together to figure this things out. Partisan politics should go out the window at this point. Hopefully once congress comes back into session they will have a comprehensive plan to get this all worked out. The fact that all of this is going on during election time is not helping anything. Everyone is looking for a reason to make the other side look bad (including myself) in order to win, when I think we can all agree both sides got us into this.
     
  5. DiveCon
    Offline

    DiveCon gone

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    48,025
    Thanks Received:
    3,387
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +3,387
    well, it likely would have been better had the bailouts not happened
    its a dumb thing to do, but both sides are at fault
     
  6. WillowTree
    Online

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,192
    Thanks Received:
    10,174
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,769
    Yep! both sides are at fault. What set me off was Pelosi saying "The Democrats bear no responsibility" As long as dimwits like she and Reid are in charge up there you can kiss bipartisanship goodbye.
     
  7. I Missthe North
    Offline

    I Missthe North Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    267
    Thanks Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +9
    I am yet to be convinced that bailouts are the way to go (if companies know they will always be bailed out by the government, why should they care if they partake in risky business practices), but at this point I do not see any other way around it. The financial institutions that are in risk of going under are vital elements of the economy and I fear what would happen if they went totally under. I guess we will have to just wait and see what happens a few years down the road. I would love to hear some other options, but sadly it seems like people are out of answers at the moment.
     
  8. I Missthe North
    Offline

    I Missthe North Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    267
    Thanks Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +9
    Your right, that was a stupid thing to say but she was just trying to make the point that there has been a serious mismanagement of the economy well before the Democrats took control of congress, so blaming it on them is unfair and completely untrue. To deny responsibility completely is just flat out wrong and stupid, but I think she got her point across.

    Just because people you don't like are in control does not mean you should completely fail to compromise and be productive. Reid may not be the smartest man, but holding back our entire country from progress just to make that point is selfish and ignorant. Especially in the current situation that we are in now, both sides are gonna have to work together to come up with a solution, no matter who is in charge.
     
  9. DiveCon
    Offline

    DiveCon gone

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Messages:
    48,025
    Thanks Received:
    3,387
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +3,387
    there was a bill in congress several years ago that was supposed to(not sure if it would have or not) fix this mess, and the dems blocked it from even coming to a vote
     
  10. ABikerSailor
    Offline

    ABikerSailor Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    31,481
    Thanks Received:
    4,824
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Amarillo TX
    Ratings:
    +8,511
    Well.......after the royal way that Idiot Bush and his merry band of morons has screwed up the economy (who ever thought you could cut taxes while spending billions on a war), as well as a lot of other things, I'm kind of the opinion that Bush is secretly working on making this a socialist place. All the big businesses are getting bought out by, as well as ran by, the government.

    All you Republidiots, start dancing.
     

Share This Page