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View Poll Results: If we kicked out the illegal aliens, we would have 1970s level inflation
Illegal aliens keep our costs lower and keep down inflation 8 27.59%
There is no link between inflation and illegal immigration 21 72.41%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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My parents were farmers and my Father went into the factories in the late '60's. They had 10 children. I remember the '70's ( I was there). With just my Da working they were able to own a house and though we were far from wealthy, we all had educational advantages, food, health insurance, clothing and occasional vacations as well as regular outings. I would go back to the '70's economy in a heartbeat.
Early or late 1970's?

Hindsight being 20/20: through late 1973; things were not bad overall.......then came the first gas lines.

 
Old 11-04-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Maine
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During the gas lines I had a toyota carolla and lived a couple miles from work, and family. Jobs were paying pretty well, it was mainly the inconvenience of making sure it was "your day" to gas up. There was cable TV but, no home internet. No cell phones, no cordless phones (that I remember) though some rich people and celebrities had "car phones". Attari was the big home game system and lets not forget,... eight track tapes.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 02:04 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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I wish someone would explain to me how this country ever flourished and grew in the post Great Depression years without illegal aliens. I mean, how did we ever survive before the invasion from the south?
I might be wrong but WW II had a lot to do with that, the allies needed a lot of weapons who were manufactured in America, the economy switched from a peaceful economy to a war machine producing tons of weapons, most of the people who was unemployed suddenly could have a job working at the manufacturing plants, all this gave a great lift to American economy, specially before being directly involved in WW II (imho)

Great Depression - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rearmament and recovery


The massive rearmament policies to counter the threat from Nazi Germany helped stimulate the economies in Europe in 1937-39. By 1937, unemployment in Britain had fallen to 1.5 million. The mobilization of manpower following the outbreak of war in 1939 finally ended unemployment.
In the United States, the massive war spending doubled the GNP, masking the effects of the Depression. Businessmen ignored the mounting national debt and heavy new taxes, redoubling their efforts for greater output to take advantage of generous government contracts. Most people worked overtime and gave up leisure activities to make money after so many hard years. People accepted rationing and price controls for the first time as a way of expressing their support for the war effort. Cost-plus pricing in munitions contracts guaranteed businesses a profit no matter how many mediocre workers they employed or how inefficient the techniques they used. The demand was for a vast quantity of war supplies as soon as possible, regardless of cost. Businesses hired every person in sight, even driving sound trucks up and down city streets begging people to apply for jobs. New workers were needed to replace the 11 million working-age men serving in the military. These events magnified the role of the federal government in the national economy. In 1929, federal expenditures accounted for only 3% of GNP. Between 1933 and 1939, federal expenditure tripled, and Roosevelt's critics charged that he was turning America into a socialist state[citation needed]. However, spending on the New Deal was far smaller than on the war effort.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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I might be wrong but WW II had a lot to do with that, the allies needed a lot of weapons who were manufactured in America, the economy switched from a peaceful economy to a war machine producing tons of weapons, most of the people who was unemployed suddenly could have a job working at the manufacturing plants, all this gave a great lift to American economy, specially before being directly involved in WW II (imho)
And this does explain a short period of prosperity, yet when the soldiers came home, of which my father was one, they still managed to find work, go back to school, raise families, and contribute to American infrastructure and her society without the assistance of illegal aliens.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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I'll take inflation, gas lines, Donny and Marie, and peanut-head Carter any friggin day of the year over.....squat brown criminals crying about their rights as they steal from every taxpayer in this country.

DEPORT EVERY ONE OF THESE RETARDED IDIOTS IMMEDIATELY!!!!! THIS IS OUR COUNTRY!!!
 
Old 11-04-2007, 02:22 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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And this does explain a short period of prosperity, yet when the soldiers came home, of which my father was one, they still managed to find work, go back to school, raise families, and contribute to American infrastructure and her society without the assistance of illegal aliens.
imho this happened because America earned a great good karma because of her good actions and assistance to end with a madman's dream (Hitler & co) so she was rewarded with prosperity and stability, this good karma might be ending though, I can't find other reason for the illegals invasion, the Bush administration, and several other things that are wrong right now hopefully this bad karma will be paid soon and America returns to the great country she has always been

Best of luck!!

Love and Light!
 
Old 11-04-2007, 03:24 PM
 
Location: California
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Really, and that is why my father's mother--a mere immigrant woman from Scotland was able to come to the states, work hard, save money, go to college and send her children there as well.

I guess they must have spent up all of the millions before all of my generation came along.
Not all americans were like your Grandmother and thats really obvious.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Maine
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An awful lot of Americans were like her Grandmother, they had the will to apply to relocate to another part of the world when travel was hard. It took a lot of guts.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 03:31 PM
 
Location: California
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I wish I could scan all the pages in my text books around the time of the depression.
 
Old 11-04-2007, 03:45 PM
 
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I wish I could scan all the pages in my text books around the time of the depression.
Here, this should help: Printers, scanners & fax machines at Circuit City
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