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Old 10-07-2002, 06:48 PM   #1
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It's the economy, sweetheart.

Is the US economy tanking? Is it a natural contraction? Or is everyone panicking for no reason? What do you think?

Here's the caveat: You can't use the words Bush, Clinton, Greenspan, or president. Explain it without those, please. If you must use those words, I reserve the right to mock you and use the tsk smilie at you.
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Re: It's the economy, sweetheart.

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Is the US economy tanking? Is it a natural contraction? Or is everyone panicking for no reason? What do you think?

Here's the caveat: You can't use the words Bush, Clinton, Greenspan, or president. Explain it without those, please. If you must use those words, I reserve the right to mock you and use the tsk smilie at you.
Can we use them if we quote you like above.....

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Can we use them if we quote you like above.....

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NO!!

And to answer your second question, No.
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I will follow Martha's directions and not use the name of any of those naughty names that enflame the boards.

Our economy is tanking!!!!!!!
It is not natural contraction!!!!!
Everyone should not be panicing, what goes up comes down and goes back up.


We have a one term Shrubbery on our hands.


There I did it!!!!!

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Dang it all!!!! I will edit it. Shoot I hate when I goof up like that!
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What can we do??

I think it's tanking. Tons of people I know have been laid off recently and my own company is going through the same thing. It's scary and it sucks. Plus someone told me that it'll happen again in 3 months, so if we "survive" this week, we'll have to deal w/ it again soon.

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It's been "tanked", oh say, as far back as last December?

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The economic downturn started in September 2000. It needs a few years to level off before it can start to grow again.
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Dang it all!!!! I will edit it. Shoot I hate when I goof up like that!
But it's fun for the rest of us!!


Now, folks, how about some elaborations. Why do you think this is happening? Remember the rules.
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I'll give it a shot - dot coms. We all road a wild economy on companies that sold no products, lost money each month, yet had stock prices soar to incomprehensible levels.

Our current economy is most likely a natural contraction/correction to the overheated days of old.

9/11 didnít help things either.

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there are so many different reasons for the economy that i find it hard to believe that any administration (look i didn't use any of your words martha) could have prevented it: the dot-com implosion - obscenely overvalued companies with NO earnings, 9/11 and its psychological ramifications on the consumer, corporate malfeasance the subsequent mistrust of corporate balance sheets, etc.

despite all of these factors, i don't believe there will be a doubled-dip recession. although i do see a long and slow road ahead of us.
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Times-CBS-MSNBC Editors: 'Message Getting Through'
(2002-10-07) -- The latest New York Times-CBS-MSNBC poll results show that Americans think the economy is in trouble, and editors at the three news organizations couldn't be happier.

"This shows that our message is getting through," said one Times editor. "We've been telling people for months that their confidence in the 'invisible hand' of capitalism and free markets was misplaced. It's good to see that they're starting to believe us. We were worried for a while that American optimism and that bizarre can-do spirit would avert an economic crisis."

According to the Times story about the poll, "In recent days many Democrats have grown glum about the upcoming election, arguing that Mr. Bush and the White House have successfully drowned out domestic issues that the Democrats had hoped to capitalize on with his talk of war. Many Democrats had even feared that the debate over war had undermined their chances of winning the House and holding on to their one-seat margin in the Senate."

Editors at the three news organizations said they were still concerned that Americans overwhelmingly support military action against Iraq, even if it involves substantial casualties.

"Well, you can't always get what you want," said the Times editor. "But now that we know our 'economy stinks' message is resonating, we can devote more effort to showing people what's wrong with American foreign policy."

Terry McAuliffe, DELETE, sent a nice thank you card to the companies that paid for the survey.

"They saved us thousands of dollars," McAuliffe said. "Plus they've been kind enough to run our news releases daily, almost verbatim and without attribution. We're indebted to them."

by Scott Ott at 08:00 AM :


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limping not tanking....
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Is the economy in the shitter?-yes.

Is the current Commander in Chief's approval still hovering around 60 per cent? despite the lousy economy?-yes

Sometimes character outwieghs all else.


Is the current Commander In Chief SEXIER than his predecessor? yes-

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Is the current Commander In Chief SEXIER than his predecessor? yes-
Notta chance, big guy!
Deer-in-the-headlights vs. perverted twinkle?

I'll take my chances with the perverted twinkle. I can run pretty fast once my feet are done healing!
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