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Old 01-17-2008, 01:41 AM
 
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There has been so much talk about the US recession, are you feeling it?
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:37 AM
 
Location: PA
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Not really, but it makes me very nervous just the same.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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Only at the gas pump and when my home gas bill is due.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: FL
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Default Yes, at the pumps...

Yikes...how much higher can it go???!!!!

We're not feeling it all that much but it still makes me a little concerned as well.

and yes, I agree with Lehigh Valley Native, on my gas bill as well...YIKES!!!
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Warren County, NJ
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Coming? The "experts" make me laugh. Its like they try to prevent panic and downplay the situation, but the reality is the recession has been here for a while now. The housing market is in the toilet, folks are losing their jobs and their homes, gas prices have gone insane, and the whole Iraq thing isn't helping.
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:02 PM
 
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Just at the gas pump. Our daughter graduated from college last June so we have one less big bill every month. Mortgage payment hasn't changed, neither have any utility bills. I know a couple of people that lost their jobs, but not any more then previous years. I don't know anyone that has lost their home.
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:21 AM
 
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The Lehigh Valley is not immune to recession but because we lost our heavy industry and manufacturing our economy is much less vulnerable to turmoil from recession. There has been excellent leadership in this area and strong growth bucking the trend of the rust belt deterioration. With the new casino, shopping, hotel, convention and entertainment complex due to open in Bethlehem this year job growth should remain strong.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: quakertown pa
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oh yea.. the recession is coming... and it is gonna hit the whole country.... hard...
i can see it as bad as the great depression.... no lie....
the country is like 9 trillion dollars in debt...
wait here is the current total – $9,209,202,192,143

and for some unknown reason... they are printing money with out having the financial backing for it ....

oh and in the time i wrote this our debt is now...– $ 9,209,204,495,143

wow thats 2 million dollars in a matter of 20 seconds....

i hope the next president can fix this... well i know one candidate that can fix... but he more then likely wont be elected...

now our debt is...– $ 9,209,207,027,592

sigh
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Central Bucks
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The recession is here, and those naive enough to think it will not impact them greatly this year are simply ill prepared; the speculative bubbles have burst, the roads and bridges are crumbling, and those that still do have will be spending far, far, more for far, far, less.

What would you do with another $70 million in tax dollars? .... if you were in charge!
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