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Forum topic by Howie posted 08-08-2011 09:24 PM 1436 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-08-2011 09:24 PM

When the time comes don’t forget what those sorry s.o.b.s in Washington did for the workingman. All of them should be looking for a job after the next election.

-- Life is good.

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#1 posted 08-08-2011 09:35 PM

Its just to bad that we have to wait until then!

-- Bill, Florida

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#2 posted 08-08-2011 10:29 PM

i think south park put it best, in the states you have the choice between a douche and a turd sandwich.

good luck!

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#3 posted 08-08-2011 10:50 PM

So more reactive voting?

The situations sucks, so anyone who shouts the loudest that it sucks and that we should do something (regardless of whether they have a plan) is who we should vote for?

Nobody here believing all of this MIGHT be a bit of good, as things were unsustainable and a topple was inevitable?????

I hate to say it, but our situation is just going to get worse and worse until we stop, pause for a bit, reflect on what the hell is going on and what led to this situation, and then try to resolve how to FIX it rather than reactively striking out every time we get hit with a bit of bad news.

God! This country acts like a bunch of infants half the time.

What ever happened to the measure of a man being about how he can keep a cool head in the heat of a crisis?

When you rip boards too small, do you just toss them into a burn pile, or figure out how to make it work for another project?

I’m not saying we should keep this group in office for another round, but damn, people are too reactionary!!

I need another cup of coffee and my sketchpad. I got a chest of drawers I can flesh out…

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#4 posted 08-09-2011 12:14 AM

Hey they did just what the electorate told them to do. Go to Washington and do not compromise regardless of the out come. Unfortunately, no one thought ahead before they elected these freshmen yahoos. Same thing that happened with Newt Gingredge’s contract for (or on) America.

Everyone wants things differently but no one has an idea of what that looks like.

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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#5 posted 08-09-2011 12:31 AM

Reactive voting? No…America has put up with these people too long. I can’t believe anything good can come out of me losing 15k on the market today. Not to mention last Friday. Washington hollers change…give them change.
How can these people fix it when they are the ones that broke it? That’s what’s wrong now, people just go along ho-hum and wait and see.
And BTW, I don’t think either party is in position to point fingers, they all suck.

-- Life is good.

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#6 posted 08-09-2011 01:56 AM

Cliff, I know. That’s kind of my point. people voted in all these freshmen with the intent of doing exactly what they are doing… but they didn’t think ahead about what that might actually mean. They were just hurting from the year before when things collapsed.

Howie, I don’t disagree that our congress needs change, but not just the knee jerk response everyone is giving.

As for losing 15K in the markets today, that’s more than a lot of people have saved. I assume you knew the risks when you invested. they DO say investing carried risk. And it’s not like the economy magically got all better since the last great plunge. In fact, the market itself recovered TOO quickly and anyone could tell it was due to fall again. You want your money safe, you throw it into a bank. you want high returns, you take a gamble. Still, it doesn’t mean it’s all their fault that you chose to try and make a profit in a troubled economy. If your business tanked, would that ALSO be the government’s fault? Or if you lost at a casino?

Not saying you’re doing it, but a lot of people lost a lot of money today, and it’s funny to me that a lot of them are also the ones who cry out about deregulation and “personal responsibility”.

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#7 posted 08-09-2011 02:35 AM

The money was not in high risk funds it was very conservative.(although must not have been conservative enough) My point is I was smart enough to invest it conservatively and some damn idiot that didn’t have a clue caused a lot of people to lose a lot of money. I know there are more out there that did worse than me. Our government is always whining to people to save more… and then some idiot shows up and loses it for you.
As long as people keep letting our government argue among themselves to the point it affects the world and the American people we will never get out of this mess. We need people that will/can get along and act prudently not like a bunch of school kids.
Like I’ve said before..people need to get out and vote it’s the only voice we have.

-- Life is good.

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#8 posted 08-09-2011 02:40 AM

I’m using a simple philosophy in the primary – only vote for challengers. The hell with incumbents – they’ve screwed up this country so bad I don’t know if it’s repairable. :-(

It doesn’t matter which party you support, all the boneheads in D.C. are to blame for what’s going on – let’s get rid of them all and start anew. It can’t get any worse then what’s already sucking us dry.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#9 posted 08-09-2011 02:47 AM

@DLCW my exact sentiments. Thank you.

-- Life is good.

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#10 posted 08-09-2011 02:53 AM

Not everyone who is incumbent is bad. There’s one or two that I wouldn’t mind seeing back. Not that I wouldn’t mind seeing a whole hell of a lot leaving.

I don’t want to toss out the good with the bad.

And just voting in the “new guy” is exactly what happened in 2010, and look where its gotten us.

THAT’S why I’m saying don’t be knee jerk reactionary.

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