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Old 04-23-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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No. It's April 23. You won't have as much as the advance estimate for 1st quarter GDP for instance until a week from today. Don't expect that news to be good. Added to the heap of other bad news that's around, maybe that will be enough for NBER to make a call. Maybe they'll want to wait to see more. They announced the start of the First Bush Recession (March 2001) in late November of that year...eight months after the fact. Don't expect a whole lot more than something like that this time around...
Thank you. The real experts don't yet know whether Pelosi and the dems put the country into a recession.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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Thank you. The real experts don't yet know whether Pelosi and the dems put the country into a recession.
yep, the dem congress put the country in a recession, when a democrat wins the whitehouse in 08, the iraq war will be all his fault too
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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Yes yes yes, Bush created Hurricane Katrina with his patented Halliburton Global Warming Hurricane machine, then deliberately trapped people in New Orleans to die because he doesn't like blacks...LMFAO.
nobody says bush caused katrina, people criticize his response
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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nobody says bush caused katrina, people criticize his response
I was pointing out the lunacy of the argument - it was the city of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana that were responsible for the immediate response to the hurricane, not the Federal government.

Bush is an awful President but I'm going to put the blame where it belongs.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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That is why you don't hear much about the damage that Rita caused. Because the people in most areas were evaxcualted by local and state emergency management.The feds only come in after a disaster and the louisana emergency management caused a disaster to become a tragedy.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: PA
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That is why you don't hear much about the damage that Rita caused. Because the people in most areas were evaxcualted by local and state emergency management.The feds only come in after a disaster and the louisana emergency management caused a disaster to become a tragedy.

Yup can't point out the local and state government was countrolled by democrats. They were responsible to get those people out of the area instead they sent them to skydome.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:27 PM
 
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Not that it's at all related to the continuing state of economic deterioration that is the topic of the thread, but New Orelans had 120,000 residents with no means of personal transportation. In recognition of the fact that the city did not have the resources to move that many people within the window anticipated between a possible evacuation order and landfall of the storm, FEMA was to have vehicles on site to bring the city up to that capacity by 48 hours prior to landfall. They never showed. FEMA was to upgrade local supplies of food, water, and hygiene essentials at last-resort shelters such as the Superdome to reach a three-day supply for 15,000 people. Those never showed. FEMA teams and the National Guard were to be on the ground across the city and at 100% capacity within 72 hours of landfall, which would have been Wednesday. The managed a partial presence by Friday...
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