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Old 03-06-2009, 02:33 PM
 
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At least, I don't see how.

Anyone have any creative ideas about applying the "old remedy" to this new kind of financial crisis?
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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But isn't that "remedy" what the previous Administration was hoping to apply with our little venture in Iraq? How about if we try something else this time, and don't start a war?
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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If Obama's policies are supposedly so terrible, where are the alternative suggestions from the GOP, other than "just let the market fail"? If they have nothing to offer, they have no room for complaint.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If Obama's policies are supposedly so terrible, where are the alternative suggestions from the GOP, other than "just let the market fail"? If they have nothing to offer, they have no room for complaint.
"just let the market fail" means "let the market buy up the assets for pennies on the dollar". Fiat wants to buy Chrysler, but as long as the godvernment outbids private investors, ain't noone going to save the car manufacturers.

Small banks and credit unions are doing fine. Why penalize them by bailing out worthless competitors?
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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LEGALIZE POT ALREADY! 50% tax(generates alot of federal money),creates a ton of jobs to grow across the country,people are happier,and drive much slower,also eliminates imports and creates an export!
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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You all can send your money to me. I'll make sure it get's put into circulation with no political strings attached.
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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At least, I don't see how.

Anyone have any creative ideas about applying the "old remedy" to this new kind of financial crisis?
What's the purpose of going to war?
Create government jobs making bombs and planes?

How about we create government jobs "rebuilding America" instead of "Destroy X country"
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:59 PM
 
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You can't find a better stimulus to prop up the economy than killing your competition.... just sayin'...
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:01 AM
 
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What's the purpose of going to war?

How about we create government jobs "rebuilding America"
We would need a sound money system first.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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LEGALIZE POT ALREADY! 50% tax(generates alot of federal money),creates a ton of jobs to grow across the country,people are happier,and drive much slower,also eliminates imports and creates an export!
The only problem with your proposal is that most people, faced with that kind of tax can just purchase hydroponics and grow their own thus creating a "black market" of sorts. I like the idea of legalizing ALL drugs for tax and violence reduction purposes
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