Keep Moving - No Recession to be Seen Here

Discussion in 'Economy' started by rayboyusmc, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. rayboyusmc
    Offline

    rayboyusmc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    4,015
    Thanks Received:
    338
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +338
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/22/business/22drug.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
     
  2. Shattered
    Online

    Shattered Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    *yawn* In both of those cases, changing ones diet is a lot easier and cheaper. Wanna lower your cholesterol? Lay off the freakin burgers. Osteoperosis? Get over your fear that you'll drop dead if you drink a glass of milk.

    Oh, and gas has dropped by more than $2.00 a gallon in the last 30 days.
     
  3. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,148
    Thanks Received:
    10,164
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,713
    People are having to choose between gas, meals and medication,” said Dr. James King, the chairman of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a national professional group. He also runs his own family practice in rural Selmer, Tenn.




    Everything is related to "gas" "oil" yet Pelosi don't wan you to have no frickin gas. She does want you to bitch and whine bout hard times, but she don wan you to have no stinkin gas.



    oh woe is me, woe is me, woe is me. Pelosi is a ****.
     
  4. 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
    Main street has been in a recession for years.

    Even before the price of gaoline spiked people were having a hard time making it.

    What was it five years ago Americans saving rate was less than 0%?

    That never happened before folks.

    And please, you class treasonous nitwits, don't waste my time whining it was because the whole damned nation was spending money on DVDs .

    I ain't buying that class-war rhetoric you're dishing out anymore.
     
  5. Shattered
    Online

    Shattered Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    American's saving rate was less than 0% because they were taking second and third mortgages out on their homes to buy things like boats, new cars, etc.

    I'm still on my first mortgage, I don't own a boat, I don't buy a new car until the old one's paid off, and I have a savings account that I don't touch for anything, as well as things like 401K that I don't borrow against for any reason whatsoever.

    Life's made up of the consequences for the choices you make in life.
     
  6. rayboyusmc
    Offline

    rayboyusmc Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    4,015
    Thanks Received:
    338
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +338
    Isn't that exactly what Bush told the American people - to go to the malls and spend their money.
     
  7. Shattered
    Online

    Shattered Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    So, if Bush told you to jump off a bridge, would you?
     
  8. Skull Pilot
    Offline

    Skull Pilot Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    31,749
    Thanks Received:
    4,491
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +10,080
    OK Ed. All those folks with negative savings rates were buying generic mac and cheese with credit cards just so their kids wouldn't starve.
     
  9. Zoomie1980
    Offline

    Zoomie1980 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,658
    Thanks Received:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +128
    Are these people who write this nonsense always 3-6 months BEHIND the current news?

    Gas prices are almost HALF what they were last summer. It is now CHEAPER than it was a year ago!!!

    Food is 20% CHEAPER than it was last summer.

    We are in a major period of DEFLATION right now, fueled mostly by a crash in energy prices. The idiots that write these pieces of silliness seem to be stuck in late July....
     
  10. Zoomie1980
    Offline

    Zoomie1980 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,658
    Thanks Received:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +128
    No, they were spending it on computers, XBOX360's and HiDev TV's and Blue Ray players to put the DVD's into.

    When I was 16 we had no microwave ovens, we had a single 21" color TV with five channels, no computers, no cell phones, no game consoles, we had only ONE car, an 8 year old Impala sedan, and 1400 sqft 3 bedroom house....and we thought we had it pretty good!
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page