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TOPIC: Who is to blame for the current economic problems
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The tax code, and the need for politicians to feel loved and powerful.

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In late 2008 I lost just about everything except my family.... My business, my marriage, my savings, my retirement.

In 2009 I got busy.

I now have a new business that is booming and most likely 'recession proof', 3 new WELL PAID employees, a new retirement account that is fattening rather fast (added 12% last year alone) and a new relationship (with MrsMuir, as hot as it gets!). My three kids in college are doing well and paid for. I'm working my ass off at 53, climbing ladders and doing the nasties with my crew, but hey, life goes on and I'm in great shape! Life is good!

Oh, and I'm an unabashed Liberal these days.... I've learned my lesson about Rethugs for good now, never again!

So who do I blame? Fat old white guys, lazy American youth (kids of the fat old white guys), lazy Americans (exceptionalism my ass!), self interested politicians and the voters that put them there!!

In other words, everyone.

Get off your fat lazy asses and DO something! Not just write complaints to a bunch of fat old white men (women) on a swinger site!!

Fraking pathetic!

{steps off soap box} carry on...

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Unemplyment is a lagging indicator, and after Bush destroyed the American job market, it took some time to peak at 10+%, and took even more time to stabilize. Millions of jobs have been created and saved, people have doubled the size of their 401K in the past 3 years. The unemplyment rate has been measured by the same method since 1983, so the rate has been calculated the same when it was high as when it is now dropping, so spare me the "people have stopped looking" talk radio BS. ...if you are not part of the recovery at this point, time to get off your ass, stop complaining and DO something....the rest of us have been doing just fine

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Party P the only reason the unemployment rate dropped was because after so many months of a person being unemployed they are statistically no longer unemployed, or if they are working part time they are no longer unemployed. Six million jobs sounds like a lot but when the economy lost 14 million jobs it dosen't sound so good. AS soon as the fed stops buying t-notes the stock market is going to crash worse then before the depression started.

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If you have a 401K...and you have any type of common sense distribution of investments, you have increased your growth by 100 to 100% since 2008.

9 Months into Obama's 1st term, unemployment was over 10%, it is now just above 7%

6.1 million Private sector jobs added over the last 35 months

Positive GDP growth every quarter since Qtr 1 2010

Are you freaking kidding me?

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wkend hit the nail on the head. It started with the creation of the Federal Reserve, closely followed by the change in the constitution to allow the Income Tax.

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I also blame them for my bruises that I don't know where I got them from. Maybe it is from all the grabbing at the swinger parties?

Joliet IL
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I blame Aliens. No not those illeagals but the little grey men with insanely big eyes! Spooky!

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I place almost 100% of the blame on the US people. If everyone: -Made it a point to buy local, domestically produced products regardless of price -Take pride in what you do for a living, and do it well -Quit electing idiot officials -Quite eating the bullshit the government and media feed to us -Raised their children well, instead of relying on the rest of the village first -Got rid of ANY sense of entitlement -Were willing to accept sacrifice as a way of life -NEVER owned a credit card -Made intelligent financial decisions based on actual research -Understood that their neighbors are their best friend and helped them in any way they could -Only bought what they needed and didn't play "keeping up with the Jones's"

We've already had our "fool me once, blame on you", we're into the "fool me again blame on me." We keep allowing ourselves to be fooled by everyone, the media, the government, lending institutions, insurance companies, advertising, etc. The REAL road to success is HARD, and no one wants to hear it. There is no magic pill, or easy money. Quit looking for it, anyone who tries to tell you different is a snake oil salesman. Do you think the farmers, carpenters and blacksmiths that built this country had it easy? What makes you any different? Prepare for long, hard work weeks and enough time at night to make sure that your children know as much or more as you do about something.

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1913 and Fiat currency

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