2010 is going to be a very tough year for many Americans Comments for 2010 is going to be a very tough year for many Americans at http://www.anti-strib.com , comment 1 to 18 out of 18 comments http://www.anti-strib.com Wed, 26 Oct 2011 03:20:41 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Bravo Tim http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6146 Tim takes the Branch AlGorean to task, leaving Al speechless. Childsplay for Tim. - K-Rod Tue, 12 Jan 2010 07:14:22 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6142 Al "And Tim - wow, I don't know where to start with that blather so I won't." No you won't because your view of the country is that we are all wrong and you can't face the fact that our country will not work the way you FEEL it should. This country has a set of documents that tell the goverment what it can't do not what it can do. This administration is trying to through thoues documents in to the trash heap. I have no idea where you took classes on american history but some one forgot to teach you the real thing. - tim-The Dyslexic Blogger Tue, 12 Jan 2010 05:46:17 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6137 Nobody - you have a totally romantic view of the good old days. There were high levels of poverty and short life expectencies. Families were bigger and lived very close together so could support one another. That's not realistic now. And Tim - wow, I don't know where to start with that blather so I won't. - Al Gore Tue, 12 Jan 2010 01:57:27 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6136 Al & Fred You two can be so dense sometimes. We are not against a safety net system what we do not want is what we now have a way of life. There are too many families of three and four generations that are living on the dole. The state school system takes away prenatal rights by teaching kids how to be sexual then interferes by taking underage minors for medical treatment without prenatal consent but then turn around standing on their soapbox about keeping Tylenol out of school with their total misguided zero tolerance policies. When are we allowed to tell some one on the government dole that they get no more aid? Huum when? Why when the whole country is in a massive recession states don’t cut there budgets and cities cry foul when they are told there is no government in kind money available? So what do we get from the government oh gee sorry you have to cut back on things because money is tight but oh ya here an increase on what you have to pay for taxes. That’s just bullshit and you know it. When is it going to be the governments turn to make real cuts not this shit of cutting required services in phony games real cuts in the bloated bureaucracy especially in this state. I have worked for the state as a contractor I have seen it first hand what goes on at the end of the year when there is money left over. Oh my god we have to spend this or we won’t get it next year. Where do you two think the money is going to come from when the job losses keep getting grater? Where do you think the budget can be cut and don’t even mention the items that are covered by the constitution? At what point do you tell someone no more? Oh and Al the department of defense is covered under the constitution as a required expense of the government. The following federal departments are not covered under the constitution. HUD, Dept of Education, Freddy and Fanny may, FAA, FCC, DOT, OSHA, EPA, IRS, The Federal Reserve board. We need to end the act of federalizing crimes the states have authority for that not the federal government. The Congress of these United States has become an overpaid, overstaffed, self-serving institution. It confiscates taxpayer funds to finance exorbitant and unconstitutionally determined salaries, pensions, and perks. Most members of Congress have become more accountable to the Washington establishment than to the people in their home districts. Both houses of Congress are all too often unresponsive and irresponsible, arrogantly placing themselves above the very laws they enact, and beyond the control of the citizens they have sworn to represent and serve. Lastly we need to control our border and return all illegal immigrants to there home country no if ands or butts. We also need to bill those countries for our time to gather there citizens and the health care we have had to pay for them. Oh yes your going to love this one repeale the 14th amendment it is not meant to cover the brats that people who have snuck over the border to have their kid here and steal the right to citizen to this nation. This is not a whole list but it is a start go ahead fred and al tell me how mean I am and how unfair to the poor and down trodden I am not being unfair I am being practical. We cannot feed and house every one they need to stand on there own two feet like everyone else. - tim-The Dyslexic Blogger Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:09:26 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6127 Yeah nobody. No ones for a welfare state unless they or someone in the family needs if. - Al Gore Mon, 11 Jan 2010 14:28:31 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6125 Nobody-there's not a VFD in this country that hasn't received help from some government entity. Those rigs are hundreds of thousands of dollars and bake sales just don't cut it. Tracy I'm an active investor in every business I have an interest in. And with a phone call, I can get whatever financing I need. Why? Because I'm good at what I do and lenders know it. It's also my occupation - it's not a hobby like real estate is for you. Lenders don't like amateurs which may be why you're having problems. - Al Gore Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:58:00 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6124 Al when has Government ever been able to pulled an economy out of rescission. Government does not make anything nor does it make jobs when you increase Government you are taking away from the privet sector. When you increase a tax you decrees the economy because that money is not used for any positive economic value. Where did you learn your economics at the first party university of Moscow? - tim-The Dyslexic Blogger Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:39:04 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6119 "De-regulation, lower taxes and a leaner, stable government would have an enormous impact." Wow. Hard to imagine defending the very policies that have largely contributed to the mess we are in now. A leaner government should be a goal but right now, government is the only institution that can pull us out of this mess. I am an investor in several small businesses and we have had no problem getting credit. Why? Solid history with lenders, good repayment history and we are a great risk. Our business dropped initially but we learned and are now seeing revenues across the board increase. I'm hostile to business owners who want to blame everyone but themselves for their predicament. If you can't stand the heat of being in business in bad times, you shouldn't own a business in the first place. You for one probably should stick to what you know and stop blaming everyone for the fact your real investment efforts are on hold. If you don't have the capital to play, go home. Amateurs are largely responsible for the real estate debacle we have now. - Al Gore Mon, 11 Jan 2010 03:25:12 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6116 This generation of elderly vote conservative. Boomers will most certainly vote differently, especially when they cannot find a doctor that takes Medicare patients. And I shudder to think what the impact of your 6 month plan would be on the poor and disabled. Blaming government entirely for this mess is ridiculous. Look in the mirror - you got into real estate because you could make a quick buck. And because so many people did it at the same time, the market collapsed. Greed and stupidity had as much to do with that collapse. Government isn't keeping banks from lending money. Banks aren't lending money because they cannot make the quick profits the could make before. They finally understand that lending money should be done with prudence. There is plenty of capital out there for businesses assuming they are a good risk. This recession is weeding out a lot of marginal ones and those that survive will emerge stronger. - Al Gore Mon, 11 Jan 2010 01:29:26 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6110 All taxes are theft? How do you expect a civilized society to function? You going to educate your own kids, put the fire out at your house, pave your street? It's not that our taxes are too high. We just don't get value for what we pay. A trillion squandered on Iraq, billions on the bank bailouts, billions on defense and defense programs we don't need. As I've said before, demographics will refocus our spending priorities. When faced with choices, Americans will not abandon the poor and elderly. - Al Gore Sun, 10 Jan 2010 16:17:52 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6106 You guys missed the point (as usual). My point is that blaming government for your business problems is as ridiculous as asking government to bail your business out. Business owners have to take some responsibility for their business decline. And not to pick on Tracy specifically, but the real estate industry has to be run by the dumbest morons out there. You could set your calendar by the number of booms and busts in their industry. They overbuild, then piss and moan about how bad their lot is until the inventory is sold off. Then they repeat it all over again. Only this time, they had the American people as willing partners. And Non Y Mouse -- cry me a river will you? You choose to spend that $75 bucks and if your stylist was smart, she'd cut the price and try and increase volume, at least until the recession is over. It;s not government's fault her business is suffering and Fantastic Sam's is doing better. Its a choice she can make or not. Again, I thought you guys were all about being independent, etc. The minute things go bad you blame government. This administration inherited a mess and while they have not been able to make changes most hoped for, there a number of signs hat the recession may be starting to turn around. Will Dems lose seats in 2010? Almost definitely but probably not enough to change thigs much. But assuming you took control of Congress, what exactly would you do? Cut taxes more and ignore the infrastructure and social needs of this country? That policy hasn't worked in the past. One word folks -- demographics. The immigrant population is growing rapidly and boomers are about to start entering Medicare. Those two groups alone will be 25% or more of the population in the next decade. Ignoring social programs and Medicare won't sit well with them and politicians of both parties that want to be reelected will bow down to their voting power. Liberals are patient. We know time and demographics are on our side. - Al Gore Sun, 10 Jan 2010 12:28:17 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6100 So Al, what you are saying is that we are not free to choose? Where and how we live? That somebody should do it for us? (OK Bart, here it goes) fucking moron! - Nobody Sun, 10 Jan 2010 07:53:56 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6099 This recession started almost two years ago, before the current administration took office. Americans decided to go on a spending spree for the past decade using money they did not have. Government did not cause most of that to happen. Greed, by both business and individuals did. Should government tightly regulate the housing and financial markets? Apparently the answer is yes cause less regulation helped create the environment for disaster we currently face. You guys are always screaming about the dream of the free market. Well, we're living that dream now and for most Americans, it sucks. Americans are saving more, making do with less and that will have a significant and very positive change on the economy in the long run. - Al Gore Sun, 10 Jan 2010 07:12:53 +0100 Al... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6097 As a businessman of many years, I can tell you that it is the govmint that causes most of my problems. I have to shape my work to fit regulations, taxes and fees. Have you ever had to meet a payrole? - Nobody Sun, 10 Jan 2010 02:59:56 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6094 I am not going to remark on the specious nature of Al's regrettable remarks. They speak for themselves. - Kermit Sat, 09 Jan 2010 16:03:59 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6091 Hans, maybe your business is down because the public no longer needs your product. Maybe your prices are too high. Maybe you suck at running a business, Any one or combination of those could be the problem. Blaming Government for your business revenue is a little ridiculous. You got your tax cuts 8 years ago and the economy still tanked. - Al Gore Sat, 09 Jan 2010 15:13:38 +0100 We Are Down Too. http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6065 My small business revenue is down 23% over the last two years... Our fiscal year end in June and with great certain we will have another decline! I would like to thank all the idiots from WDC... - Hans Fri, 08 Jan 2010 14:09:36 +0100 ... http://www.anti-strib.com/blog/2010-is-going-to-be-a-very-tough-year-for-many-americans.html#comment-6054 Let me see if I have this straight: 929K unemployed workers were removed from the data set even though they did not find work. Then after this removal, the total amount in the data set STILL went up by 85K. Does this mean that 1.014 MILLION actual real American people lost their jobs last month? Did I miss something? cause that's the only way I can see to read this. A million people laid off for the holidays. Merry fucking Christmas Love Nancy, Harry and Barry. - Fri, 08 Jan 2010 05:19:24 +0100