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  •  well I lay some responsibility (none)
    At the doorstep of the current white house inhabitant.  What did he say right after 9/11
    "hey everyone, go out and spend - It's patriotic!"

    Now, personally I didnt take his advice, being a frugal sort who prefers to put extra cash into paying down my mortgage... But WTF? People have been sold a line of goods (literally) that "shopping is patriotic."

    The last prezident to advocate frugality and responsibility (Carter) was shown the door in short order...

    Some responsibility must go to our GOP Presidents for urging Americans into a consumerist sinkhole. Ol' "greed is good" Reagan and "shop til you drop" GWB have certainly set the tone.

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