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  •  So what's next? (5+ / 0-)

    Stock up on food and withdraw all our $$$ from the bank?

    Think I'll call my bank's branch manager and see what he thinks--if he can tear himself away from Fox News.

    •  Banks won't fail, but cash will be worth less (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm guessing that precious metals are a good bet. And Spam.

      "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

      by kovie on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 03:56:03 PM PDT

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      •  Maybe they won't fail, (1+ / 0-)
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        but they sure as hell won't like answering calls from worried customers talking about withdrawing their funds.

        •  You won't need to withdraw funds (1+ / 0-)
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          Your debit cards will still work. They'll just buy less due to inflation. And credit card rates will skyrocket. Loans will default in a cascade. Bankruptcies will soar. Businesses will lay off employees and shut down en masse. It will be a disaster. But the banks will survive. They always do.

          "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

          by kovie on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 04:02:45 PM PDT

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    •  What money? (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm still reeling from the last five years.

      I'm out of work with no savings and living hand-to-mouth on unemployment while I look for another job. Which doesn't even come close to paying the rent and the bills, not to mention extras like food. I wince every time a member of my family comes to me and says even something as innocuous as "I need $5 for a school activity."

      I am >< this close to bankruptcy, eviction, and FSM knows what after that.

      And not only do the teahadists want to push me over that cliff, they want to take away the one bright spot in this recent mess – our family qualifies under the Medicaid expansion, so at least I'll be able to get my insulin after January 1st.

      And these assholes want me, in essence, to die and decrease the surplus population.

      Fuck them. Fuck them all. This is personal.

      And the worst part of this is, if the Republicans drive the bus over the cliff there will be millions more like me.

      This signature CLOSED due to the Republican-created Federal Government shutdown.

      by Omir the Storyteller on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 04:59:25 PM PDT

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