Is This The 1970s All Over?

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    In the mid-late 1970s Jimmy Carter was president.
    We had growing stagflation.
    We had a weak foreign policy.
    We had a GOP weakened from Watergate and Democratic control in Congress and the White House
    We had high taxes
    We had obstreperous unions
    We had ugly cars like the AMC Pacer and Gremlin
    We had ugly music like disco
    We were told WE were the problem

    Now Obama is president.
    We have growing stagflation
    We have a weak foreign policy
    We have a GOP weak from the Bush years
    We have rising taxes
    We have obstreperous unions
    We have ugly cars like the Cube
    We have ugly music like techno and rap
    And we're being told we're the problem.

    Coincidence?
     
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    I've said from early on obama's economic policy ie if an industry moves attack
    It would have him risking Carter's fate. He has time, but if he doesn't get much better economic returns he could easily lose in 12.
     
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    We have growing stagflation

    Inflation is low so are interest rates....nothing like Carter FAIL

    We have a weak foreign policy

    US has intensified attacks on Al Qaida and ramped up strength in Afganistan....doesn't look weak to me.....FAIL
    We have a GOP weak from the Bush years

    True....they are also weak from their dependence on the Tea Party and Fox News.....Correct
    We have rising taxes

    Taxes are lower than they were under Bush......FAIL
    We have obstreperous unions

    In a recession...unions are weaker than they have been in 30 years.....FAIL
    We have ugly cars like the Cube

    The Cube is not an American car....FAIL
    We have ugly music like techno and rap

    Correct....but rap is not a new phenomena, it has been around since Reagan.....FAIL
    And we're being told we're the problem.

    You are the problem Rabbi
     
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    Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm Mmm Mmm! Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm Mmm Mmm!!

    Mmmmm....................you love him, don't you?
     
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    One big difference between then and now, we have that catchy little pharse
    1. "Yes We Can"

    2. “Change” versus “More of the Same”

    3. "Vote for Change"
    4. "Change We Can Believe In"
    5. "Our Time for Change"
    6. "It's about Time. It's about Change"
    7. "Stand for Change"

    8. "Organize for Change"
    9. “We are the change we’ve been looking for. Change can’t happen without you.”

    10. "I’m asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington . I'm asking you to believe in yours."
    11. "A leader who can deliver change"
    12. "Change in America doesn't start from the top down. It starts from the bottom up."

    13. “Obama Momma”

    14. "Women for Obama"

    15. "Obama for America "

    16. "A New Beginning"
    17. "Help me take back America "
    18. "My President is Black"
    19. "Eight [years] is Enough"
    20. " America , we cannot turn back. We cannot walk alone."
    21. "We must pledge once more to walk into the future."
     
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    every day the president of obama comes out to say how he saved us from another "great depression", no mention of the carter years.
    if we start lining up at the gas pumps, i'll think you are prophetic
     
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    because you can't have an intelligent discussion... so it must be love. can't possibly be that he was pointing out the lies in the post.

    nah...

    psycho :cuckoo:
     
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    Do you know what stagflation is? Here's a hint: the "flation" part refers to inflation. During the Carter years (starting with his first full month in office), no single month ever had an inflation rate lower than 5.91%. The inflation rate climbed virtually on a monthly basis until it was in the double digits.

    Today, inflation is very, very low (it was negative last year).

    [​IMG]

    The top marginal tax rate is half of what it was in throughout the 1970s (70%). If EGTRRA expires, it would still be under 40%.
     
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    Nope this is a whole new problem.
    Resulting from excessive and risky credit.
    And shipping jobs overseas.
    ie globalization and free trade.

    Ohh and a healthy dash of shortsighted greed was included in this recipe.
     
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    You have to understand, Rabbi picked up the word stagflation and uses it over and over again assuming it will stick. In my lifetime, we have never had a lower inflation rate than we do now. Ask Social Security retireeshow they liked their adjustment for inflation last year

    But Rabbi is all knowing. We don't have any inflation now....but the evil Obama policies will cause stagflation next year....or in three years....or in ten years....or

    Someday the Rabbis prophecy will come true
     

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