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Old 06-15-2009, 09:35 AM
 
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Please receive an education in economics before you defend the policies of an administration that criticize the prior administration but are doing the same thing only exponentially.
The vast majority of people who already have an education in economics would laugh in disbelief at much of the garbage that has been posted in this thread. At the very least, people should try to learn and appreciate the difference between projections and predictions, and that between projections and actual data.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:44 AM
 
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Unfortunately, its necessary, but the good thing is capital investment in this country to curtail a recession/depression is also much needed anyway.

How much $ did the Bush Admin. devote to the United States of America as being in charge of policy? For Gods sake, they were asleep at the wheel when a major American city was drowning, even though there was at least a WEEK to prepare.

That summed up their administration and their 8 years, perfectly, their response to that storm.
Pure hog crap. In your world, the people of LA and MS share no culpability. Of course those people didn't know a storm was coming. Only Bush knew that, right? Typical liberal - always blaming it on the government for not being there with the almighty handout.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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Pure hog crap. In your world, the people of LA and MS share no culpability. Of course those people didn't know a storm was coming. Only Bush knew that, right? Typical liberal - always blaming it on the government for not being there with the almighty handout.
You do understand what the acronym FEMA is an abbreviation for, I'd hope. How would you compare FEMA perfomance re the four Florida hurricanes in August 2004 with its performance re Katrina in August 2005? Do you think that Katrina performance should have been any better than it was in light of the Hurricane Pam exercise conducted just the year before?
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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I think there is a chance that there will be at least 300,000 summer jobs. There are always lots of them for high school and college students to make some money during the summer. Wait a minute, these are only part-time jobs so shouldn't be counted by the administration, but they will be.

Have you noticed how much fun this thread is before any libs check in?

Illegal aliens have those jobs now..
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Illegal aliens have those jobs now..
Unless the unemployed bankers beat them to it !
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think there is a chance that there will be at least 300,000 summer jobs. There are always lots of them for high school and college students to make some money during the summer. Wait a minute, these are only part-time jobs so shouldn't be counted by the administration, but they will be.

Have you noticed how much fun this thread is before any libs check in?
Well, I've got news for you, buddy-boy! There are not a ton of summer jobs out there. I was just talking to a neighbor a few minutes ago, while ostensibly pulling weeds out front. Her son was one of 60 people chosen from 400 apps for a job cutting brush, etc, in the Boulder County open space. Now you (collectively, not necessarily roysoldboy) can say these other 340 just didn't have what it takes, but as the kids say, I. . . . . don't. . . . think. . . . so. I would bet there were at least 200 well-qualified applicants. This is a program for high school students. Another friend's 19 yr old college sophomore can't find a job, and it's not for lack of looking. He's doing day labor (lawns, etc) intermittently. This isn't the summer of 2000, that's for sure.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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Unfortunately, its necessary, but the good thing is capital investment in this country to curtail a recession/depression is also much needed anyway.

How much $ did the Bush Admin. devote to the United States of America as being in charge of policy? For Gods sake, they were asleep at the wheel when a major American city was drowning, even though there was at least a WEEK to prepare.

That summed up their administration and their 8 years, perfectly, their response to that storm.
Uhhhh, that capital investment should come from the private sector, not from the people by way of government intervention.

And, for Gods sake, the fed wasn't asleep before/while a major American city was drowning. The local government, ie, Mayor and Governor were failing in their responsibility to call in the fed for assistance. That's one of the phenomena of the U.S. The gov't does storm into a state or city with sump pumps blazing without the request of that local government. Maybe in your current USSa but not in the former USa.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Flyover Country
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Pure hog crap. In your world, the people of LA and MS share no culpability. Of course those people didn't know a storm was coming. Only Bush knew that, right? Typical liberal - always blaming it on the government for not being there with the almighty handout.
My statement had not a thing to do with "handouts", it had to do with governmental coordination at disaster relief.

The neocons were particularly dreadful at this, as opposed to just being stumblingly incompetent at everything else. Thank goodness it wasnt a terrorist attack in 2005 instead. No thanks to them.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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My statement had not a thing to do with "handouts", it had to do with governmental coordination at disaster relief.

The neocons were particularly dreadful at this, as opposed to just being stumblingly incompetent at everything else. Thank goodness it wasnt a terrorist attack in 2005 instead. No thanks to them.
If it had been a terrorist attack in 2005, at least the residents of New Orleans would not be considered culpable for their own dilemma and demise. It would have been totally unforeseen and unavoidable, instead.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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Have fun agreeing with each other. You do realize that the economy was tanking well before Obama took office, don't you? Here in Colorado since Sept. 11. That was um, almost 8 years ago now. Bush wouldn't tell you, Biden will.
Ronald Regan turned this country around in two to three years after the Carter years of interest rates had skyrocketed to 21%. We need another Ronald. Man do I miss the 80's. Then again I was a teenager and in my 20's and college so life was just a pure blast because I was young. Wonder how the young people feel about their youth nowdays?
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