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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #675 on: November 16, 2012, 08:27:54 AM »

What I hate is that whether or not the union can be justifiably blamed for this, the Right is going to pounce all over this to augment their position that ALL unions are universally bad.
Oh they've already started yesterday.

And yeah, Kete, that "blame Obama" attitude is disturbing. Especially coming from the side that is trying to call out Obama for (correctly) blaming the economic problems on Bush.

The current economic climate isn't the Bush administration's fault.  It's the fault of reckless lending in the private financial industry.  It just started during the Bush administration.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #676 on: November 16, 2012, 08:30:51 AM »
The other thing with the Obama being elected caused the layoffs (in general, not just at Hostess) arguement is that (having been involved with a company that laid off over 1000 people, these things have most likely been in the works for a good chunk of time. So if Mitt won, these layoffs would still happen. It's not like if Mitt won everyone would magically find a big pot of money on their front steps when they woke up the next morning.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #677 on: November 16, 2012, 08:32:26 AM »
The other thing with the Obama being elected caused the layoffs (in general, not just at Hostess) arguement is that (having been involved with a company that laid off over 1000 people, these things have most likely been in the works for a good chunk of time. So if Mitt won, these layoffs would still happen. It's not like if Mitt won everyone would magically find a big pot of money on their front steps when they woke up the next morning.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #678 on: November 16, 2012, 08:33:37 AM »
I was just talking to my mom about this, and she seriously said, "Well, you can blame Obama for that one."  I thought for sure she was joking, but she wasn't.  It makes me so mad that my parents can be so ignorant.

When business succeeds, it's capitalism and good business.
When business fails, it's the government's fault.



don't forget the union thugs!!!

edit: forgot to add the quote!


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #679 on: November 16, 2012, 08:33:48 AM »
Maybe people will not eat this crap food and eat things that are actually good for them.  I have not eaten any of these in decades.....and I am not making that up.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #680 on: November 16, 2012, 08:37:25 AM »
I was just talking to my mom about this, and she seriously said, "Well, you can blame Obama for that one."  I thought for sure she was joking, but she wasn't.  It makes me so mad that my parents can be so ignorant.

When business succeeds, it's capitalism and good business.
When business fails, it's the government's fault.



don't forget the union thugs!!!

When Hostess union thugs sit around and do nothing, they really sit around and do nothing!

Wait, what?!?
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #681 on: November 16, 2012, 08:39:20 AM »
Maybe people will not eat this crap food and eat things that are actually good for them.  I have not eaten any of these in decades.....and I am not making that up.
But They're Yummy!! GIMMIEGIMMIEGIMMIE!!! :angry:


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #682 on: November 16, 2012, 08:40:01 AM »

What I hate is that whether or not the union can be justifiably blamed for this, the Right is going to pounce all over this to augment their position that ALL unions are universally bad.
Oh they've already started yesterday.

And yeah, Kete, that "blame Obama" attitude is disturbing. Especially coming from the side that is trying to call out Obama for (correctly) blaming the economic problems on Bush.

The current economic climate isn't the Bush administration's fault.  It's the fault of reckless lending in the private financial industry.  It just started during the Bush administration.

It's a mix of both... private and government... mainly on the Federal Reserve. Now the central bank is ostensibly controlled by both private and public folks, via presidentially appointed board members along with private bankers. For years, the Fed essentially gave away money to the big banks for free, at or about the rate of inflation. The banks of course were looking to lend this free money as quickly as possible, in order to earn their returns... Well, cheap debt is pretty much the primary ingredient for bubble inflation... and all bubbles burst... and here we are today... after the biggest bubble since 1929.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #683 on: November 16, 2012, 08:43:01 AM »
Maybe people will not eat this crap food and eat things that are actually good for them.  I have not eaten any of these in decades.....and I am not making that up.
But They're Yummy!! GIMMIEGIMMIEGIMMIE!!! :angry:
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #684 on: November 16, 2012, 08:46:26 AM »
Maybe people will not eat this crap food and eat things that are actually good for them.  I have not eaten any of these in decades.....and I am not making that up.
But They're Yummy!! GIMMIEGIMMIEGIMMIE!!! :angry:
Never eat angry RVR, reserve that for driving and, once in a while, shagging.
Oh yeah! *grabs another plain donut* ;D


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #685 on: November 16, 2012, 08:54:03 AM »
Eat fruit and healthly food.  Yum


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #686 on: November 16, 2012, 08:56:30 AM »
Eat fruit and healthly food.  Yum
How bout a T-bone steak instead?? :o


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #687 on: November 16, 2012, 08:59:32 AM »
Lean meat in moderation is also good.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #688 on: November 16, 2012, 09:00:45 AM »
Lean meat in moderation is also good.
Deer meat is pretty lean


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #689 on: November 16, 2012, 09:05:25 AM »
Yep, venison is a really good meat (better than beef in many regards), it's a bit bland in the US for my tastes, but it's still decent.