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2011-06-05 09:10:07 AM
0bamanomics in action. But don't fear, campers. FDR was reelected with record unemployment and in a depression like the one we are in now.

/wait about another 6 months when there are another 6 million foreclosed homes on the market. then you will be reminiscing for the "good ole days" of 2010.
 
2011-06-05 09:13:59 AM
It's easier to see the Wealthy steal more money these days.
 
2011-06-05 09:29:55 AM

SouthernManDunWrong: 0bamanomics in action. But don't fear, campers. FDR was reelected with record unemployment and in a depression like the one we are in now.

/wait about another 6 months when there are another 6 million foreclosed homes on the market. then you will be reminiscing for the "good ole days" of 2010.


Herpa derpa derpity doo!
 
2011-06-05 09:33:00 AM

CougarJeff: SouthernManDunWrong: 0bamanomics in action. But don't fear, campers. FDR was reelected with record unemployment and in a depression like the one we are in now.

/wait about another 6 months when there are another 6 million foreclosed homes on the market. then you will be reminiscing for the "good ole days" of 2010.

Herpa derpa derpity doo!


What? You are upset that he isn't as smart as he was portrayed? Derp? Tell me - what is the real number of unemployed? When your government tells us, I will STFU. Until then, things are still tough all over and it ain't Bushies economy anymore.

When was last years budget signed?

0bamanomics - leadership in retreat.
 
2011-06-05 09:45:11 AM
All of the policies in place now? Thank Bush and his cronies. They got out while the getting was good.
 
2011-06-05 09:45:20 AM
Goldman-Sachs runs bartertown!
 
2011-06-05 09:50:04 AM

SouthernManDunWrong: CougarJeff: SouthernManDunWrong: 0bamanomics in action. But don't fear, campers. FDR was reelected with record unemployment and in a depression like the one we are in now.

/wait about another 6 months when there are another 6 million foreclosed homes on the market. then you will be reminiscing for the "good ole days" of 2010.

Herpa derpa derpity doo!

What? You are upset that he isn't as smart as he was portrayed? Derp? Tell me - what is the real number of unemployed? When your government tells us, I will STFU. Until then, things are still tough all over and it ain't Bushies economy anymore.

When was last years budget signed?

0bamanomics - leadership in retreat.


Don't waste your time arguing with members of the church of Obama. Facts are snuffed out by faith.
 
2011-06-05 09:52:33 AM
we really need to stop rewarding companies for shipping jobs overseas.
 
2011-06-05 09:53:25 AM

SouthernManDunWrong: 0bamanomics in action. But don't fear, campers. FDR was reelected with record unemployment and in a depression like the one we are in now.

/wait about another 6 months when there are another 6 million foreclosed homes on the market. then you will be reminiscing for the "good ole days" of 2010.


You do understand that the current economic situation and the crappy housing market we are in has absolutely nothing to do with the current president, right?

Economics, The more you know!
 
2011-06-05 09:59:39 AM

Weaver95: we really need to stop rewarding companies for shipping jobs overseas.


THIS.

Also see: NAFTA and the U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000.
 
2011-06-05 10:05:15 AM
All this article does is show that people have accepted that things aren't ever going to recover and return to pre-recession levels of wages and spending again.

I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.

Also, it's cute how people blame this reaction to a Pre-Obama recession 'on' Obama's current actions.

Here's a tip: Once a recession settles in, it's really hard to get out of it and it often requires ungodly amounts of government spending.

You want to hate on Obama? Do it for legitimate reasons, but don't blame the unemployment rate on him. Yes, he'll be judged by it, but he didn't cause the recession and the 'loyal opposition' is seemingly doing whatever they can to sabotage any recovery effort.
 
2011-06-05 10:13:12 AM

AliceInWonderland: SouthernManDunWrong: 0bamanomics in action. But don't fear, campers. FDR was reelected with record unemployment and in a depression like the one we are in now.

/wait about another 6 months when there are another 6 million foreclosed homes on the market. then you will be reminiscing for the "good ole days" of 2010.

You do understand that the current economic situation and the crappy housing market we are in has absolutely nothing to do with the current president, right?

Economics, The more you know!


Look at what you wrote: The CURRENT economic situation and crappy housing market.

Who is the CURRENT President? It ain't Bushie.

0bama owns this CURRENT economic situation. He has had years to address it. He hasn't done anything to improve it.

Now ask yourself why not.
 
2011-06-05 10:24:10 AM

jehovahs witness protection: SouthernManDunWrong: CougarJeff: SouthernManDunWrong: 0bamanomics in action. But don't fear, campers. FDR was reelected with record unemployment and in a depression like the one we are in now.

/wait about another 6 months when there are another 6 million foreclosed homes on the market. then you will be reminiscing for the "good ole days" of 2010.

Herpa derpa derpity doo!

What? You are upset that he isn't as smart as he was portrayed? Derp? Tell me - what is the real number of unemployed? When your government tells us, I will STFU. Until then, things are still tough all over and it ain't Bushies economy anymore.

When was last years budget signed?

0bamanomics - leadership in retreat.

Don't waste your time arguing with members of the church of Obama. Facts are snuffed out by faith.


I think the problem with your dandy rhetoric is that no "facts" were presented for debate here, professor. Interrogatives are not facts. Hypotheticals are not facts. Posturing is not factual. You don't get to deride others for what you cannot or are unwilling to do yourself.

Nice catchy bumper sticker line at the end, though. Let me guess... you heard it "on the radio".
 
2011-06-05 10:24:40 AM

SouthernManDunWrong: Look at what you wrote: The CURRENT economic situation and crappy housing market.

Who is the CURRENT President? It ain't Bushie.

0bama owns this CURRENT economic situation. He has had years to address it. He hasn't done anything to improve it.

Now ask yourself why not.


It has taken 30 years of bad economic policy to get here and you think a Democratic White House and a Republican Congress can fix it in 3 years? Don't ya think your standards are a tad high?
 
2011-06-05 10:44:38 AM
I'm going to have to agree with that 61% who said it will be 2014 before I will have disposable income again.

For now, I'd like to see stability from the feds. New laws and spending are having a destabilizing effect.
 
2011-06-05 10:49:15 AM

SouthernManDunWrong: 0bama owns this CURRENT economic situation. He has had years to address it. He hasn't done anything to improve it.


From 750,000 in monthly job losses, to a gain of 54,000. Hmmmm... Which one do I prefer?

Sure it sucks, but copying the economics of people that lost us million of jobs sure as HELL isn't the way out of this. Cutting taxes and praying isn't exactly a policy.

The Republicans have shown that they care about abortion, abortion, and abortion. Yes, that's economic policy I can believe in!
 
2011-06-05 10:58:00 AM

NewportBarGuy: SouthernManDunWrong: 0bama owns this CURRENT economic situation. He has had years to address it. He hasn't done anything to improve it.

From 750,000 in monthly job losses, to a gain of 54,000. Hmmmm... Which one do I prefer?

Sure it sucks, but copying the economics of people that lost us million of jobs sure as HELL isn't the way out of this. Cutting taxes and praying isn't exactly a policy.

The Republicans have shown that they care about abortion, abortion, and abortion. Yes, that's economic policy I can believe in!


That's because the GOP doesn't want the economy to improve while a Democrat controls the WH and the Senate. They'll burn this farker to the ground first.
 
2011-06-05 11:05:03 AM

jehovahs witness protection: SouthernManDunWrong: CougarJeff: SouthernManDunWrong: 0bamanomics in action. But don't fear, campers. FDR was reelected with record unemployment and in a depression like the one we are in now.

/wait about another 6 months when there are another 6 million foreclosed homes on the market. then you will be reminiscing for the "good ole days" of 2010.

Herpa derpa derpity doo!

What? You are upset that he isn't as smart as he was portrayed? Derp? Tell me - what is the real number of unemployed? When your government tells us, I will STFU. Until then, things are still tough all over and it ain't Bushies economy anymore.

When was last years budget signed?

0bamanomics - leadership in retreat.

Don't waste your time arguing with members of the church of Obama. Facts are snuffed out by faith.


At least you remembered to switch accounts before agreeing with yourself.
 
2011-06-05 11:20:48 AM

SouthernManDunWrong: Now ask yourself why not.


Because he's a moderate Republican?
 
2011-06-05 11:33:14 AM

Alphax: It's easier to see the Wealthy steal more money these days.


Yet we still let them do it. And by we I mean them, because I'm certainly not letting them.
 
2011-06-05 11:58:35 AM
when bush invaded iraq...he threw the world under the bus.

what part of that fact do these "people" not understand?

-the economy will always belong to george w. bush.

"the war president"
 
2011-06-05 12:04:12 PM

Weaver95: Goldman-Sachs runs bartertown!


Heh,
 
2011-06-05 12:05:17 PM

Infernalist: NewportBarGuy: SouthernManDunWrong: 0bama owns this CURRENT economic situation. He has had years to address it. He hasn't done anything to improve it.

From 750,000 in monthly job losses, to a gain of 54,000. Hmmmm... Which one do I prefer?

Sure it sucks, but copying the economics of people that lost us million of jobs sure as HELL isn't the way out of this. Cutting taxes and praying isn't exactly a policy.

The Republicans have shown that they care about abortion, abortion, and abortion. Yes, that's economic policy I can believe in!

That's because the GOP doesn't want the economy to improve while a Democrat controls the WH and the Senate. They'll burn this farker to the ground first.


it's fargin war.
 
2011-06-05 12:12:16 PM
Whenever someone spells a word with a number or symbol in place of a letter, I know they're suffering some kind of derangement syndrome and are likely to have almost no real grasp of the facts of the situation... usually by choice. Nice to see my rule still stands.
 
2011-06-05 12:18:47 PM
HA! HA! Run Bartertown.
 
2011-06-05 12:19:29 PM
expect they will never return to pre-recession spending.

Uh, good. do you really need another new phone?
 
2011-06-05 12:20:52 PM
I know who can clear all this up.

magickalgraphics.com

Right, Andrew?
 
2011-06-05 12:21:07 PM

SouthernManDunWrong: 0bamanomics in action. But don't fear, campers. FDR was reelected with record unemployment and in a depression like the one we are in now.

/wait about another 6 months when there are another 6 million foreclosed homes on the market. then you will be reminiscing for the "good ole days" of 2010.


I didn't get the memo from libtards about not blaming Bush any longer. One would think that after 2.5 years, Oblogma would have at least made a dent with his hopeless change.
 
2011-06-05 12:22:49 PM
Agent: The fact of the matter, Muley, after what them dusters done to the land, the tenant system don't work no more. You don't even break even, much less show a profit. Why, one man and a tractor can handle twelve or fourteen of these places. You just pay him a wage and take all the crop.
Muley: Yeah, but uh, we couldn't do on any less than what our share is now. Why, the children ain't gettin' enough to eat as it is, and they're so ragged. We'd be ashamed if everybody else's children wasn't the same way.
Agent: I can't help that. All I know is, I got my orders. They told me to tell you to get off, and that's what I'm tellin' ya.
Muley: You mean get off of my own land?
Agent: Now don't go to blamin' me! It ain't my fault.
Muley's son: Who's fault is it?
Agent: You know who owns the land. The Shawnee Land and Cattle Company.
Muley: And who's the Shawnee Land and Cattle Company
Agent: It ain't nobody. It's a company.
Muley's son: They got a President, ain't they? They got somebody who knows what a shotgun's for, ain't they?
Agent: Oh son, it ain't his fault, because the bank tells him what to do.
Muley's son: All right, where's the bank?
Agent: Tulsa. What's the use of pickin' on him? He ain't nothin' but the manager. And he's half-crazy hisself tryin' to keep up with his orders from the East.
Muley: Then who do we shoot?
Agent: Brother, I don't know. If I did, I'd tell ya. I just don't know who's to blame.
 
2011-06-05 12:24:30 PM
The Jews? I'm pretty sure it's the Jews.
 
2011-06-05 12:26:32 PM

Infernalist: All this article does is show that people have accepted that things aren't ever going to recover and return to pre-recession levels of wages and spending again.

I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.

Also, it's cute how people blame this reaction to a Pre-Obama recession 'on' Obama's current actions.

Here's a tip: Once a recession settles in, it's really hard to get out of it and it often requires ungodly amounts of government spending.

You want to hate on Obama? Do it for legitimate reasons, but don't blame the unemployment rate on him. Yes, he'll be judged by it, but he didn't cause the recession and the 'loyal opposition' is seemingly doing whatever they can to sabotage any recovery effort.


Getting out of a recession doesn't require "ungodly amounts of government spending". It requires lower taxes and less spending. Check the history books on past recessions and see how we got out of them.
 
2011-06-05 12:27:33 PM

CougarJeff: SouthernManDunWrong: 0bamanomics in action. But don't fear, campers. FDR was reelected with record unemployment and in a depression like the one we are in now.

/wait about another 6 months when there are another 6 million foreclosed homes on the market. then you will be reminiscing for the "good ole days" of 2010.

Herpa derpa derpity doo!


Translation: I don't care! Obama is awesome
 
2011-06-05 12:27:33 PM
The current Gov has never promised a quick recovery.
They have promised a reasonable let down and a long road back.

You don't blow Trillians on wars and real estate bubbles and expect to bounce back in a year or two.

The (R) are the ones pushing people to feel disappointed that they can't live today in the same way they were accustomed while using their home as an ATM and credit cards like monopoly money.
 
2011-06-05 12:27:56 PM

SouthernManDunWrong: Who is the CURRENT President? It ain't Bushie.

0bama owns this CURRENT economic situation. He has had years to address it. He hasn't done anything to improve it.

Now ask yourself why not.



The answer's simple. It's not Bush's or Obama's fault. It's YOUR fault.

You have a system in place where corporations dictate how things are run. You see how much money these fools get from corporations to run for public office? You don't think that money comes with strings attached?

When shiatty laws get passed, do you protest? Hell no, it's the fault of whomever the corporate-owned news tells you it is not they system itself. When election time comes around, all they have to say is "tax cuts" and you all Hurr Durr yourselves to the voting booths thinking you're going to get more money in your pocket while you're actually just screwing yourself over some more.

If you want to get mad at someone, look in the mirror.
 
2011-06-05 12:28:54 PM

Weaver95: we really need to stop rewarding companies for shipping jobs overseas.


Stop buying their products
 
2011-06-05 12:29:05 PM
images.icanhascheezburger.com
 
2011-06-05 12:29:22 PM

Bauer: when bush invaded iraq...he threw the world under the bus.

what part of that fact do these "people" not understand?

-the economy will always belong to george w. bush.

"the war president"


Last time I checked the amount of money spent in Iraq is less than the budget deficit for one year. And very few countries in "the world" are spending any money in Iraq outside of oil purchases.
 
2011-06-05 12:29:37 PM

eddyatwork: All of the policies in place now? Thank Bush and his cronies. They got out while the getting was good.


Only took 4 comments to blame Bush. Yet, your god Obama said he would fix it in the first 2 years. Biden even claimed 400k jobs a month. Now Obama claims he need 4 more years to crush the U.S. Can't blame Bush anymore. It is your god's problem now. Just own up to it.

Always get a kick out of the "Derp" douches to back up Obama even though he if full of fail.
 
2011-06-05 12:30:20 PM
Demographics trumps everything. We're an aging nation heavily in debt.
 
Skr
2011-06-05 12:30:43 PM
The real question is: Do you teach Big Town about Explosives, Electronics, or Small Arms?
Landmines can come in handy, but they can be circumvented quite easily..
Electronics will give you some buckets of tin with lasers to deal and draw fire.
Small Arms will teach the community a bit more self reliant protection (though can be risky)

/got some extra caps
//anyone got some Nuka Cola to sell?
 
2011-06-05 12:31:00 PM
The best way to stimulate demand is to put more money in the hands of the middle class, maybe by making health care affordable and taxing the most advantaged at somewhere closer to historical norms.

Sadly, I know that is heresy and unattainable in America.

Redistribution! Socialism! Derp! Derp! Derp!
 
2011-06-05 12:31:16 PM

Yea, blame all on Obama while conveniently ignoring the fact that most of the Republicans in Congress are obstructionists who wouldn't give Obama a hand for helping an old lady cross the street. So if you're pointing a finger you can point it right at Congress also.


Like someone said in a previous thread, it would be nice if America were like some other countries and let the ruling party actually put their policies into action instead of having road blocks thrown up every time they want to do something.

 
2011-06-05 12:31:39 PM

stirfrybry: Weaver95: we really need to stop rewarding companies for shipping jobs overseas.

Stop buying their products


Pfft... that would involve some personal restraint. We need laws to fix this, not personal accountability!
 
2011-06-05 12:32:54 PM
Who...run...derp thread?
 
2011-06-05 12:32:55 PM
One tough hurdle is gas.. when things get just a little better, the gas skyrockets and brings it right back down. People cannot spend money, take vacations (to also spend money elsewhere), etc when they need to put all that money in the gas tank to get to work and go places they HAVE to go. And, when gas companies can raise the price 27 cents a gallon in one second, people cannot even trust that a price drop means anything anymore.

Also, the tax breaks brought forth by our former "President" needs to be done away with by our current one and ANY company outsourcing to another country needs taxed 100x the normal rate. MINIMUM.
 
2011-06-05 12:35:22 PM

BHShaman: The current Gov has never promised a quick recovery.


They promised unemployment would be much lower and GDP much higher by now.

If none of this is Obama's fault and he's got no hand in the current fiasco then why the hell did he even bother running for office if he's done nothing?
 
2011-06-05 12:36:51 PM
img69.imageshack.us

/HAHA?
 
2011-06-05 12:37:31 PM

skinink: Yea, blame all on Obama while conveniently ignoring the fact that most of the Republicans in Congress are obstructionists who wouldn't give Obama a hand for helping an old lady cross the street. So if you're pointing a finger you can point it right at Congress also.
Like someone said in a previous thread, it would be nice if America were like some other countries and let the ruling party actually put their policies into action instead of having road blocks thrown up every time they want to do something.


LOL
Go get another tattoo, brainiac
 
2011-06-05 12:38:52 PM
I got sick of my job, sick of my wife
Sick of my future and sick of my life
I packed up my car and I got some gas
And told everybody they could kiss my ass
I'm goin' to Bartertown (Yeah, yeah)
I wanna barter down (Yeah, yeah)
I wanna have some fun
I wanna fool around
I'm goin' to Bartertown
 
2011-06-05 12:39:00 PM
Captain, im detecting high levels of derp from both sides in this sector.
 
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