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Who do you think is at fault for our weak economy Republicans or Democrat's?

I know a lot of people that are still out of work. I thought everything was going to get better didn't you?

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Both, they are both baboons mixed up in our government making (or failing to make) decisions that affect our economy. Lately it seems like everything is a pissing contest and everybody is for sale. Downfall of the American empire....

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Very True
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Republicans

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guess again... its both!
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As you stand In line for your Obama phone
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I don't get it. What's the Obama phone?
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History has shown, when the republicans were in power, we were in the red financially, when the democrats were in power, we were in the black.
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An Obama phone is a falsity the anti Obama types have been spewing. Gw bush actually expanded the free phone program for the poor
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Thank you guys for answering my question. I think what the cause of our economy getting so bad is because we have to many regulations and not enough in other areas. I also think that the government is spending way to much money on pointless programs and then they raise the taxes to help pay for all there programs which really sucks. I don't know if you guys know this or not but they want you to not get alone but they forget we are all united so don't pick a side only stand for what you believe in amazing things will happen :)
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They call it the Obama phone because since he took office more people have the phone than any time before. It's hard to Believe since the Economy is doing just fine from a Liberals eyes.
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Both... It's not a one way street. It cuts both ways. The government is filled with idiots. There are only a few good people who know what they are doing.

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both. everyone is caught up with "party interest " instead of focusing on what is in the best interest of the people they're screwing over.

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I think the government for got WE THE PEOPLE lol
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Too many years of champagne tastes, and beer pockets.It wasn't All the gov.fault, we are all to blame. You can only spend more than you have for so long. You cannot upgrade your lifestyle, without upgrading your earnings.

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Lol
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Its a shared blame

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I disagree I don't think the regular working class guy had anything to do with the economy all they did was go to work and pay there bills and then one day if they didn't loose there job they lost hours or days of work. Id say it is because there are to many regulations in some areas and not enough in others. The government spending money when they don't have it to spend also doesn't help then they need more tax's to pay back what they spent it really is not fair to the regular person!
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It's the fault of the American people. We have become a needy society. So many people expect the government to take care of them voters allowed our lawmakers to do this. All they had to do was promise easier living. They got elected tossed people a few bones and did their thing. Are we going to wake up soon? Are we going to bite the bullet and realize we best be working our butts off or our kids and grandkids will suffer in ways none of us have ever seen?

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Stop already. Entitlement programs take up a whole 12% of the budget. More people are on them because of the economic downturn, they didn't cause it.
And most of them prefer to be working and contributing. The GOP myth of all welfare receivers being on it for generations and enjoying it is just that, a myth. There is a small number of people who abuse it, just like anything else.
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No I won't stop. Pull your head out of the sand or where ever you have it. It's not the entitlement programs, welfare, or things like that. It's the mindset. A politician can promise better times and get votes. Better times will only come from hard work, paying our fair share, and thinking about the nation as a whole.
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Abuse, and over extension, all the way across the board, is responsible. Entitlements, plastic money, big government , and corps.giving mfg. jobs to other countries, along with allowing people who made 50/k a year to buy 300/k dollar homes. The illusionThat the American dream was possible for everyone, right now, and lenders convincing us all we could afford it. Even ones who new better, jumped right in. The need for instant gratification, took priority. Then the bills came due.
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It was the perfect storm.
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Try to SMILE its fun! :)
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Both

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To the point lol
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Both parties are to blame. It's not one person's fault or just one party's fault.

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Awesome.
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It's both parties partly because they are too involved in childlike temper tantrums but a large part of it is also the weak economy in Europe. We cannot buy enough of our own stuff to support all manufacturing, we must export. If overseas isn't buying, there is no reason to ramp up production and hire new workers.

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They could start drilling for that eeeeeevil oil and sell that
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Oil is currently our number 1 export. How will more of the same improve the economy?
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Beware China is buying oil companys up around the world as well as gold mines silver and copper mines. When they get it all watch for the petro dollar to change to the yen. This is when we will be destroyed. Do your research you will see it coming .
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Not everything is a plot...
Chinese oil demand is expected to grow nearly 20% in the next six years, and the country already imports over half of the 8 million barrels a day it uses.

"They are doing what you'd expect any country to do: They are procuring resources for the best interest of the people," said Ruchir Kadakia, a global oil analyst with the consultancy Cambridge Energy Research Associates. "I think they watched the developed world dig itself into a deep enough hole to learn a few lessons."

All this buying raises the question: Will the Chinese firms soon be able to rival the Western oil companies?

In many ways they already do.

China National Petroleum Corporation's daily oil production is already roughly equivalent to Exxon's. And PetroChina at one point had a market capitalization twice Exxon's, although the vast majority of shares are owned by the government-run China National Petroleum Corporation so it's hard to arrive at a true market value.

Where the Chinese firms lag is in expertise.

Complex operations - like deep water drilling or liquefying natural gas, are still the domain of the Western oil firms.

But given time, and given their need to develop those deep-water leases off Angola, the Chinese are bound to gain the technical know-how that will put them on-par with the best western firms.
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When we came off the gold standard under Nixon a deal was brokered with Saudi Arabian government to accept dollars for oil in return for our protection. That deal is now starting to break down. With the debt we now have the Saudis are getting very uneasy about this deal.Their looking a China and China is corting them when China talks them into taking the yen instead of the dollar everything will change.
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You assume a great deal.
But I'm getting used to your pessimism
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If can understand what I tell you. And take key words and find out everything about them. You too will see.
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Sorry, I remember too well this same panic over the Japanese in the 80's and am NOT a subscriber to whacko web sites/ blogs/"news"
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I can say if we ever run into a major problem Americas greatest skill is we all become united and we come alive again its amazing so bigguy41 I'm not in anyway suggesting you are wrong but If things get bad hope we can still stand as a Nation United. :)
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Its both parties fault. And then is American peoples fault for electing the power hungry thugs to office. I always want to have hope but I feel the door is closings on us and soon it my be too late. Most see the stock market rise and say we're good and things are getting better. Don't be fooled by this it will soon come crashing down.

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It's a bubble
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And the currency is gonna become worthless with how mutch the Feds are printing it
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I'm glad to see you understand .
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Bigguy, haven't you learned by now the stock market is cyclical?
Of course it will come down and go up, etc.
I kind of feel sorry for you, living all that doom and gloom
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The stock market is being pumped up by the fed. Its a false market. Not connected with gdp when the interest rate goes up any it will all crash.
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The market is pumped up because unemployment is down, consumer confidence is up, the sequestration isn't making an immediate impact, no major crisis anywhere.
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Waaaat a second I thought the sequester was going to cause armigeddon immediately
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And boo you know war single thing really screwed us?
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What*
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Is getting rid of the gold standard
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boo the markets pumped up because the feds are printing billions and putting it in it.
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Sure guys, sure.
Look! The sky is falling!
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Lol this is an amazing conversation :)
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Republicans they caused the problem and they sustained the problem. I think to them they gained from everyone else's problem and it is the desired results of their policies

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I think our economy is in a mess because of to many regulations and not enough regulations in other areas. I also think that when the government creates programs and spends money it doesn't have only to have to increase tax's on us to help pay for all there crazy programs it doesn't help and that is why our economy is a mess. I don't know if you 2 know but they want all of us to not get along It helps them in many ways but they forgot that we are united though it doesn't seem that way when you have everyone telling you to pick a side if we could just stand for what we believe in I think amazing things will happen!
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Both parties own this mess!
Obama only has one plan, spend,spend,spend. printing press at full throttle. Create more government jobs = Bigger government
Spending cuts? No need when they can tax the hell out of us and our children and tapping into the unborn!
So praise your chosen one and keep blaming the republicans, that's what a good democrap does! Hell why take any responsibility for their own actions when you can pass the buck, like yourself!
I'm an independent voter and sick of both sides just passing the blame to the other!
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Obama digging us into a deeper hole

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