Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grampa Murked U, Mar 15, 2012.
Obama is still a drag on our country in my opinion.
Well, the recession has been going on since August of 2007. Just in the normal course of economic growth recessions usually end unless the government deliberately prolongs them from either stupidity or malice.
I personally feel that Obama was drawing it out from reasons of malice, but since the Republican sweep of the house and the hamstringing of the Democrats in the senate, deliberate democrat stupid has been prevented since January of last year, so a recovery should be expected.
Of course, since there is no unity in Washington, that means neither side can peddle their snake oil and the economy can recover on its own, thank you very much
Good... you're one of the few. Now you better start salting money away for when the time comes due to start paying down our unsustainable national debt and the draconian cuts that will be required to do so.
We haven't seen the bad times yet... they're still on the way.
Nobody seems to have the courtesy to ask you what kind of business it is, Grampa. I'd be curious to know. I started a niche business myself and I sell to the 1%. That was no accident, believe me.
I agree. That's all that can really be said. The liqidation of bad debt never happened we actually have a lot more of bad debt soooo... When it hits *again* it will be more painfull and longer, it's just fact.
I do bathroom remodels. Some kitchens and we tear out fireplaces and rebuild them with Egyptian stone. Most of our clients are fairly wealthy but there are exceptions.
I think its booming now more because houses still aren't selling like they should and people are electing to stay put and just upgrade.
And btw Gramps your biz is doing better but you prolly have a lot of friends that lost theirs...
Not doing better. Lost job, then house. Now working at lower paying job and renting tiny house. Work hard, but still can't keep up with higher prices. Utilities, groceries and gas rising constantly so if I don't find a better paying job soon, it's not going to be good because I can't keep up. My neighbors on welfare and really low paying job are probably way better off than those relying solely on their own paychecks. They have help with all expenses. I'll be damned if I'll give in and call the gubmint for help. I like pulling my weight, not sitting there and expecting others to carry me.
I'm sorry for you. I hope things turn around for you soon but if it gets worse don't be ashamed to get assistance. Look at it as if its just a loan to help you out of a terrible situation. There is no shame in having to start over with a bit of help. I presume you've paid your taxes so ask if the need is there. You can always pay it back. I did. My wife got aid for our daughter when I was in prison as a young man. It took several years but I paid it all back minus the medical aid.
Malice? You're an IDIOT. No wonder the Reps look so foolish this year. Look what passes for political thought!!!
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