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Where is the US economy headed?

 
 
reasoning logic
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 03:15 pm
@cicerone imposter,
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Socialism as compared to what country?


Compared to what the USA is now.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 03:18 pm
@reasoning logic,
Not good enough; saying the US is headed for socialism is a statement without much fact or basis. We are a capitalistic society and economy; always have been, always will be. Socialistic country? You're out of your freq'n mind.
reasoning logic
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 03:21 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Quote:
We are a capitalistic society and economy; always have been, always will be. Socialistic country? You're out of your freq'n mind.


Quote:
always will be


Is this a fact or something you learned in church?
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 03:44 pm
@reasoning logic,
I'm an atheist, and know fiction from facts.
spendius
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 03:46 pm
@cicerone imposter,
He does too. He doesn't do facts. Even that is fiction.
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reasoning logic
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 04:03 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Quote:
I'm an atheist, and know fiction from facts.


You only think that because you have not been introduced to the Rev Poe of reason.

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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 04:14 pm
It Is Only A Day, But...
Oil prices fell $2.54 to $105.55 (-2.3%) today.
What do you all make of that?
Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 04:18 pm
@realjohnboy,
I'm still paying almost $4 a gallon...
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 04:30 pm
@realjohnboy,
The cost of refining oil at that price, the raw cost of gasoline is $2.50/gallon. Now add commodity trade price, and the cost of transportation to the oil refineries, and then from the refinery to the retailers.

The average tax on gasoline is .50c/gallon.

I wonder how the GOP promises of $2.50 gallon is going to get done?



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Thomas
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 05:23 pm
@reasoning logic,
Isn't language a wonderful thing? American conservatives keep churning out those scary talking points about Socialism and how Obama is a socialist, and what do they achieve? They de-sensitize their audience to socialism, that's what. I bet if they hadn't run all those talking points, Americans would still mistrust Socialists a good deal more.
reasoning logic
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 05:33 pm
@Thomas,
Maybe I have it wrong but it seems that even republican voters are slaves to this system.
Do not get me wrong some people may be in a better position to profit from the status quo but it sure seems to me that the majority of people are getting a real screwing when people are being arrested with trumped up charges for protesting and confronting the corruption.

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spendius
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 06:02 pm
@realjohnboy,
Quote:
It Is Only A Day, But...
Oil prices fell $2.54 to $105.55 (-2.3%) today.
What do you all make of that?


That you keep your eye on prominent news items in case any of us miss them due to getting stuck down a mine shaft. What else can we make of it rjb?

I hope that answers you question.
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RABEL222
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2012 11:51 pm
The politicians response to the protest movement. Protect the 1% of which the politicians are part of.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 21 Mar, 2012 12:03 am
@RABEL222,
Isn't US politics wonderful? Run for office, and play party politics to get them to support your wealth. Spend over $50 billion dollars to defeat your own party candidate, because money is not a problem. The rest of the sheep will follow. It's a win-win for Romney. That is, until November when he really faces the rath of the women and evangelicals. What fun!
RABEL222
 
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Reply Wed 21 Mar, 2012 11:04 am
@cicerone imposter,
Sorry CI, but fun and wonderful are not descriptions I would apply to politicians or the political scene.
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 21 Mar, 2012 04:15 pm
@cicerone imposter,
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when he really faces the rath of the women..


Another circularity. His premiss is that artificial birth control is aimed to enhance the welfare of women. Many women do not accept that premiss and thus have no wrath at Mr Romney.

It may be that there are more women who accept ci's premiss than don't but they will be seen by the other women as having been bamboozled, browbeaten and banjaxed by chaps like ci. for pretty obvious reasons. And the companies which benefit from the items involved all of which are ghastly, dangerous and inimical to the natural relations between the sexes.



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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 21 Mar, 2012 04:21 pm
@RABEL222,
It's a whole new history in politics where the GOP spends tens of billions to destroy their own politicians. I find that amusing - "wonderful, and fun(ny)."

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reasoning logic
 
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Reply Wed 21 Mar, 2012 04:33 pm
I have been doing some catch up on watching Max Keiser and I noticed he said the most profitable industry in America is the prison industry. Do you think this is correct? He seems to have some really good ideas on how to solve a lot of the economic problems in this video and like always, he is able to do it humorously.

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Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 23 Mar, 2012 10:12 am
Today, Obama nominated a medical doctor with no demonstrated economical competence to head the world bank. In a global recession, an economically-competent World-Bank president could make a big difference. Jefferey Sachs, who would have been perfect for the role, was available---indeed he practically begged for the job. But it seems Obama had other priorities. I am not a happy camper.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Fri 23 Mar, 2012 10:14 am
@Thomas,
Thomas wrote:

Today, Obama nominated a medical doctor with no demonstrated economical competence to head the world bank. In a global recession, an economically-competent World-Bank president could make a big difference. I am not a happy camper.


Me either, though it is fair to say that the position of heading the World Bank is more of a political one than an economic one.

Cycloptichorn
 

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