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Old 02-02-2009, 04:44 PM
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I would say it's a good time to buy a house, particularly if this passes:

"Schumer also said Democrats would support a GOP-backed idea to double a home buyers tax credit from $7,500 to $15,000 and make it available to all home buyers instead of those purchasing their first home."

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Old 02-02-2009, 05:59 PM
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It's not necessary to track each dollar, but you can track every dollar. Care to hazzard a guess at the decline in the value of the dollar since government intervention in the economy became big business? I'm not putting this all on FDR, but you have to give him credit for really running with the ball on it.
Actually the US dollar is stronger now than it was about a year ago. But overall it's been going down since 2003, coinciding with start of the Iraq war. Coincidence?
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:01 PM
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Hi Kirk!
You seem obsessed about this "Kirk" fellow. Are you trying to contact him for some sort of tryst?

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Looks like the UK is "officially" calling it a depression.

During a heated debate in the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown described the global economic slowdown as a depression, saying countries "should agree on a monetary and fiscal stimulus that will take the world out of depression." A Downing Street official later said Brown meant to say "recession," but the incident prompted widespread speculation on the severity of the U.K.'s economic problems. The Times (London) (05 Feb.) http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5663645.ece
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On a finite planet with finite resources, why is it a national goal to have growth and expansion year after year? Why is it not OK and acceptable to take a breather from the mindless spending and consumerism that puts people in debt up to their ears?

Now the gov is trying to coax more people into debt by inducing them to buy new cars. I can understand them trying to save manufacturing jobs, but supply has to follow demand, not the other way around. Right now people are trying to save, and savings rates are supposedly up.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:11 PM
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You seem obsessed about this "Kirk" fellow. Are you trying to contact him for some sort of tryst?
Naw, he's is c*nt who hides behind different screen names to advance is dishonest, highly partisan political agenda. When challenged with facts and logic, his sole recourse is through unimaginative attributions of body functions and the occasional ill-understood use of the words "fascist" and "nazi." He appears to be not illiterate, but unable to understand what he reads. A sort of low-grade autism combined with lack of natural curiosity and intellectual dishonesty.

If that's not you .... my bad.

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Old 02-05-2009, 04:36 PM
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^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transference

Perhaps it's all issues from your childhood. Imaginery people are simply not a good sign. You should either seek help, or stop using amphetemines so much.


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