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Old 01-09-2008, 09:30 PM
 
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WTF are you talking about ?!?

in the late '70s / early '80s, we bailed out the Chrysler Corp.

in the late '80s / early '90s, we bailed out the S & L's

after 9-11, we bailed out the airline industry

...yeah, Reagan was a charismatic leader. I understand why so many people loved him. Me, I had my college aid taken away by his policies, because my parents (salary at the time : $20K per year) made too much money for me to qualify.

but y'all have got to quit clinging to the excuse that he had to deal with a Democratic-controlled congress. For those 8 years, he ruled this country.
PERIOD.

He got everything he wanted. Including record-setting budget deficits.

George H.W. Bush called it "Voodoo Economics" in 1980, and I still agree with that assessment !
I don't like it when the government bails out anything my friend. I was just going with the current trend to tax the profits of the oil companies, if a company makes money they deserve to keep it and if they lose money they deserve to lose it ... Also, I didn't see it in the Constitution where it said that you were entitled to college aid

and he did have to deal with a democrat controlled Congress ... this is fact and his battles with O'Neil are legendary and as I have mentioned before it takes more than 8 years to reverse 40+ years of government spending/programs
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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...oh, and Jim Gearhart is a short-fat-old-bald-ugly gnome who only cares about his show's ratings
Who cares what he looks like?.

What specifically has he said about the state of affairs in NJ that you feel is incorrect?

I can see where a lot of politicians, political cronies and state union leaders don't like what he says. Are you in that group by any chance?
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Has. Hts.
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Who cares what he looks like?
he wears a baseball cap & sunglasses all the time

ergo, he hates himself

in turn, he hates everything else (except for food & his sleep # bed)
such a person is not to be taken seriously


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What specifically has he said about the state of affairs in NJ that you feel is incorrect?
e v e r y t h i n g

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I can see where a lot of politicians, political cronies and state union leaders don't like what he says. Are you in that group by any chance?
no, no, and no...

sorry !
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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what you say has merit, but not when the "rich" corporations (and their high-pay executives) make their $$ in violation of anti-trust laws/principles.
what kind of ill informed psycho-babble is this? what laws are being broken?
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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I think we can all agree that it's disgusting to hear that a corporate exec. gets fired AND and bonus of $400 million. However, that's up to the shareholders of the corporation to determine.

We all can agree about what problems face this state, where we disagree is at the solution part. There are many who feel money should be taken from one person to be handed to someone else. Personally, I'm disturbed when I hear anyone running for office talk about how the government is going to solve a problem (ex. I heard Romney talking in Detroit about how the government is going to revitalize the auto industry...is this the volkswagon program of America? The amero-mobile? I thought he was Republican).

All of us in NJ should realize that the politicians, Repooblican or Democrap, are the main problem. They nickel and dime us to death on top of our already high taxes but for some reason the voters seem to keep electing the incumbents. Why is it that most people don't emply the GRIP method?

Joey24007...your posts are RIGHT on the money. Sorry I can't give you any more reps...I was told I have to spread the reps around before I can give you anymore!
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