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  •  Nice rant :) GDP output gap is growing (1+ / 0-)
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    bobswern

    If we don't close the output gap before the next recession, especially after QE3 fails, we're heading into scary and uncharted waters.

    Yes, the Democrats really fucked up what they should have done in 2009, and we can only hope they've learned a lesson.  But that's all we've got.  We know the Republicans will absolutely crush the middle class and literally take away our right to vote and change things.

    So we have to work hard to get the Dems elected, but the real work will come in pushing them to do the right thing (which many here will not agree on).

    •  Until there's tougher regulatory control of... (4+ / 0-)

      ...both Wall Street and large corporations (especially as it relates taxation), and until sweeping change occurs with regard to how we fund our political campaigns, we'll never get a handle on putting a saddle on these matters. (But, you and many others reading this know that, as well.)

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 07:33:50 AM PDT

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      •  I agree.... (0+ / 0-)

        We agree on something.

        Obama 2012 http://whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com/

        by jiffypop on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 07:36:04 AM PDT

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        •  Stop trolling this thread, please. (0+ / 0-)

          Thank you, kindly.

          "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

          by bobswern on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 07:39:54 AM PDT

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          •  Not trolling. I agree with you re: (0+ / 0-)
            ...both Wall Street and large corporations (especially as it relates taxation), and until sweeping change occurs with regard to how we fund our political campaigns, we'll never get a handle on putting a saddle on these matters. (But, you and many others reading this know that, as well.)

            Obama 2012 http://whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com/

            by jiffypop on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 08:07:35 AM PDT

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