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Old 12-15-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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Assume the worst: a total meltdown of our economy and society. Anarchy and chaos. Would you expect government leaders to stay and go down fighting to save our nation along with the rest of us, or do you think they would say, "Hey, I did my best. Now it's time to gather the family and run somewhere safe." Just how do you think our leaders, on the whole would react?
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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Bush already has the tickets for his bugout paradise (http://www.cco.net/~trufax/general/bush_family_paraguay_hideaway_up.html - broken link).
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Sitting on a bar stool. Guinness in hand.
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Assume the worst: a total meltdown of our economy and society. Anarchy and chaos. Would you expect government leaders to stay and go down fighting to save our nation along with the rest of us, or do you think they would say, "Hey, I did my best. Now it's time to gather the family and run somewhere safe." Just how do you think our leaders, on the whole would react?
This is more for the P & C board dude.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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Come to think of it, you might be right, Bay. Can the mods move it?
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Rockland County New York
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I think our politicians have some thing to worry about. After all they allowed the banks to deregulate then bailed them out along with the insurance companies. Whose side are they on any way? Not the working class! After all they passed NAFTA and allowed India and China to have free trade with the United States. I can see our own sons and daughters marching in uniform keeping the peace after the bottom falls and why not? It happened during the depression during the Soldier’s protest march. Both Macarthur and Patton were there to put down the march. They government promised them a bonus for enlisting and fighting in the Great War and the Federal Government sent in the troops to break it up.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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Don't they a bunker under the Senate building?
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: US
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Don't they a bunker under the Senate building?
I doubt that bunker can keep them alive for months. Especially when you have a lynch mob above ground trying their hardest to disrupt your air supply by any means necessary.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Most likely they'd stay in the safest place possible - where they are in DC, surrounded by police, Secret Service, and troops with plenty of MREs to spare. The troops can requisition anything needed.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I think some of the members who were outspoken and firmly against all these bailouts and deregulation would stay..like Ron Paul.

Maybe the ones left behind would be the right ones to get this country back on track.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:22 AM
 
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just look at what happens in other countries. Most politicians go on the down low. Anyone who stays will risk their life but they are also in it to gain power in the next government. Our politicians are no different.
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