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View Poll Results: Will you Receive an Economic Stimulus Check?
Yes 19 63.33%
No 9 30.00%
What are You talking about 2 6.67%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-23-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Bridgetown, Ohio
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Quick poll -- how many people anticipate receiving the economic stimulus check later this year?
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Urbana, IL
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A water droplet in the ocean of HURT

I'm saving mine for next winter's heating bills
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:06 PM
 
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As much as I can use every cent I'd like to mail it to Mr. Bush personally with a note attached.... STOP PRINTING MORE MONEY!!!!!
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:56 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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As much as I can use every cent I'd like to mail it to Mr. Bush personally with a note attached.... STOP PRINTING MORE MONEY!!!!!
Ditto.

Most people, including the presidential candidates (but with the exception of Ron Paul), have no clue to what extent errant US monetary and credit policies are at the root of the economic problems plaguing the US.

To be sure, higher interest rates and tighter credit would, temporarily, lead to higher unemployment and more bankruptcies, but if we dedicate all the resources we are wasting as a result of our suicidal monetary and credit policies to DULY helping those affected through temporary subsidies AND RETRAINING, combined with incentives for basic manufacturing, we could retool our factories, create REAL jobs, and, in short, restore equilibrium to domestic production and consumption, and so also restore the store of value function to our by now ridiculous currency which has reached a new all-time low against the euro.

But, no, not even our central bankers have a clue as to what the underlying problem is. Just yesterday, a voting member of the FOMC (can't remember his name right now), gave a speech about monetary policy and the economy, and do you what his premise is based on? That the cause of the current economic woes is the drop in real estate prices!

What a maroon!

We have so-called economic policymakers who have no clue of, or for some "strange" reason ignore, the cause-and-effect relationships among monetary policy, the balance between production and consumption, and REAL productivity.

Good luck going forward in the inflation-fueled casino game that our economy has become!
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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as much as i think it will be nice to get a "little" extra cash, i think it would be better for the economy if the government was giving a shot in the arm to fund jobs. putting some large capital improvement projects out into the economy would be a great stimulus. giving people some money, with no real hopes of more, doesn't really fix anything. It is similar to the saying, give a man a fish and he can eat today, teach a man to fish, ...you know the rest.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Sitting on a bar stool. Guinness in hand.
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I plan on recieve my check later this year. And I plan on helping our ecomomy by spending my fellow american's money on cheap chinese made items!

http://save.lovetoknow.com/images/Save/e/e3/Schiano_book_tile.jpg (broken link)

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