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Old 01-30-2008, 02:09 PM   #21
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Good points raised... if the government wants to stimulate spending, why not just spend, rather than sending checks to people hoping they spend it. There are plenty of things that this country could use more government spending on... education, alternative energy sources, social services, war in Iran
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:11 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Texas Proud View Post
I'm not getting a check...
You must be one of those rich son of a guns!
We are, as I have said, one equation short. Keynes
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:01 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by brewer12345 View Post
Haha! Your tax dollars will bail out millionaire wall street types too. Suckers!
Ah, Brewer. I'd like to get the professional view on this.
Rumor says BB is going down to possibly 1%.

Whats the word on the Street?
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:08 PM   #24
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I waved my dollar at the vending machine today and then gave it the finger. Ha! I am really sticking it to the man.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:17 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Texas Proud View Post
I'm not getting a check... unless the Senate get's there way and gives it to everybody.... another thing I get screw@d on....
Me neither..............
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:47 PM   #26
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Anyway, what's the modern equivalent of WPA work today? Maybe huge call centers where WPA workers try to sell pencils to wealthy Europeans?
Well I was watching a show about money on Swiss TV yesterday, and some people there seem to be worried about the possibility of a strong recession as well. So they might not be takers for your pencils. But apparently the Russians are buying half of Europe right now, so perhaps they'll be... Do you take Roubles?
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:56 PM   #27
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Bennie & Co. have you squarely in their sights, Mr. Saver. U.S.
You can buy bonds.
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