The lost decade

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by mcrain, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Can we all agree, regardless of political affiliation, that all of us want our respective countries, economies and people to be better off? I'm tired of Republicans claiming that liberals are hell bent on some socialist agenda. Seriously, all that matters is that we reverse this trend. Let's argue and debate how to do that, but can we stop with the ridiculous fake outrage?
     
  2. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Middle Class families in the UK in the embarrassing situation where they have to go to food banks. Food banks have become more popular over here in recent years, yet our politicians pretend it isn't happening.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/dec/17/middle-class-foodbanks

    I think there is too much money that isn't in circulation. Unless we work out how to free that we'll be be stuck between governments pushing funds back and forth with the reality that there isn't enough money to fund all services and keep everyone above the breadline.

    It's expected we'll have 500 food banks in the UK by 2016 at the current rate of growth
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/datablog/2012/jul/12/food-banks-uk-directory-guardian-readers
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Republicans only want tax cuts for the rich and ***** the middle or poor classes. Sad reality. We tried it their way for 8 long Bush years and it didn't work. Obama, although he promised hope and change, has been stuck at trying to get the country out of the state Bush left it in.
     
  4. CalWizrd Suspended

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    ... that Republicans are the *******s to blame.

    You're such a funny guy! There is plenty of blame to go around for everyone, 'R' or 'D'.

    I'm waiting for the "but", "however" or "although" ...
     
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    Yes, the Democrats let the Republicans get away with it. That's what I blame them for. We've been watching it happen since Reagan- an absolute disaster from the start.
     
  6. AhmedFaisal Guest

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    Reagan? Sorry but the last halfway decent Republican POTUS was Ike Eisenhower. Nixon belongs to the same bunch of vermin hell bent on destroying America.
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    No- they want to destroy the middle class. This has always been about transferring all the wealth to the top. I don't think the GOP is stupid, they know exactly what they're doing. And it's worked brilliantly for them.
     
  8. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Before America even genuinely tackles debt it needs an exercise in marketing. Socialism is a dirty word there, and unfortunately for Republicans, the solutions are socialistic. You need to get the public to accept that and realise that it's okay.
     
  9. AhmedFaisal Guest

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    In my book America = The Middle Class. The people that work hard & don't ask for much other than not getting ****ed over more than they already are. People like you and I, and basically 90% of the forum, ironically. Just somehow the Republicans convinced some people in the Middle Class they actually represent them.... LOL
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    All they had to do was talk about "God". Something none of them could possibly believe in, since they have to know they'd be going straight to hell after death.
     
  11. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Id trade that few thousand dollars in 2000 for a 2012 smartphone and data service in a second.
     
  12. bradl macrumors 68040

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    You actually beat me to it here, as I was just about to post this. All that I will add to it is that the hourly NPR news bumps stated that Pew also polled people who are firmly middle class, which their results showed that the people polled overwhelmingly blame Congress and their inactivity more than they do Obama or his administration for the drop in income and their standard of living.

    Additionally, they also state that Obama's plans for the economy have a better chance of fixing the economy than the Republicans' plans (read: Romney/Ryan/Boehner/McConnell).

    This does not bode well for Romney and Ryan getting the middle class vote.

    BL.
     

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