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By Gators on 01-02-13 @ 6:34 pm
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Medicaid and Medicare are the things that will end up breaking us…we have almost $60
Trillion in under funded liabilities.  It will be ugly in a few years. My advice is stay healthy as
you can…excercise, eat right..and don’t eat as much…avoid soda’s. I read article today that
high furtose corn syrup used in soda’s..does not satisfy so you drink more.
By GATE on 01-01-13 @ 5:43 pm
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..‘The stock market will see bigger gains in the immediate future than at any other period in it’s
history”.-Charles Dice, Ohio Economist NY Times October 13, 1929..16 days before the Crash! Today
total Govt, Corporate,personal, unfunded Govt liabilities and Bank derivative exposure: $425 TRILLION.
Happy Days are here again!!
By Fast on 01-01-13 @ 5:31 pm
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We keep this up and China won’t have any bones ( America ) to pick over. Ye Ha
By bopho on 01-01-13 @ 4:49 pm
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Mooseberryinn - you are always so dark and full of fear.  Here is some good news to cheer you up:

“U.S. auto sales are expected to end the year strongly, increasing 14 percent in December for the
second highest monthly selling rate as consumers shake off fears about economic uncertainty,
consultants J.D. Power & Associates and LMC Automotive said on Thursday. - Reuters - Thu Dec 20,
2012 - 1:02 EST

“Boeing announced that 1,047 aircraft have been sold in 2012, easily eclipsing the previous record of
846 set in 2007.” -  Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology - December 24, 2012 - page 11

In 2012 - Dow gained 7%, S&P 500 gained 13% and the Nasdaq gained 16%

Happy New Year!!
By mooseberryinn on 01-01-13 @ 10:58 am
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The “headline” above ins incorrect.  Consumers have no more “confidence” to lose.  A humorous note -
while Emperor Obama’s destruction of America continues, While Americans suffer unemployment,
degrading healthcare and rising prices in virtually every direction… Emperor Obama seems to have had
a spasm of Nero-like whimsy, in ordering by decree - a raise for Congress.  Ya just can’t even make up
stuff this insane, and here it shows up in Obama’s version of “inspired leadership”.  What a hoot.
By Fast on 12-30-12 @ 8:30 pm
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Late Great America.  Thanks to special interests on both sides.
By bopho on 12-30-12 @ 5:56 pm
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Oh, I’m sorry.  I forgot.  We’re not allowed to have an adult conversation here.  Just stupid name
calling.
By mooseberryinn on 12-30-12 @ 8:31 am
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Seriously now, one has to remember Comrade, El Presidente, Chairman obama is not here to save
America, He is here to “transform America”.  Now then, given his talent for backwards, upside down,
economic policy, energy destroying EPA, and heavy handed control via Obama/democare, and very
soon, lots more regulations and taxes, most folks just might guess he is a communist trying to destroy
America.  Well except for his worshipers of course.
By bopho on 12-29-12 @ 5:38 pm
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And what was the cost of the 2008 financial crisis on the American economy?  How come you don’t
factor that in?
By GATE on 12-29-12 @ 2:42 pm
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According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) the total cost of the Iraq was was $709 Billion (a
radical news site). Bush’s largest annual deficit was $250 Billion and had shrunk to $70 Billion in 2007.
The Deceiver has Borrowed and spent 7 TRILLION shovel ready dollars from the ChiComs above and
beyond what the Government has brought in, more than ALL Presidents combined in US History. Get
ready for the largest tax hike since WW2 ( $1 Trillion )Hi Ho, Hi Ho..  ...Look out below!
By hotfishmt on 12-29-12 @ 12:47 pm
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About all of the previous comments on the economy are so un-true it is laughable to the point
of stupidity.
Bush got the US in to Iraq & all on false information. The cost in machines, infrastructure, lives,
and re-hab…is in the many of trillions. I imagine the previous comments from the readers are
reading from some radical news site….FOX comes to mind.
Iraq was one big black hole that we are still paying the bills on & will have many IOU’s to
come…with all the PTS & widows raising fatherless children.

Add in the endless “support” for Afghanistan in so many ways that need not be, the $$$ pit
keeps denting the American leading to poverty for many people that if other wise would not be
in bad shape.
Then with all that said above, what about the “mortage” crisis of bad packaged so called
securities that were sold to greedy investment houses….world wide.??????
By mooseberryinn on 12-29-12 @ 8:42 am
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yes indeedy, Obama, the guru of destruction, continues to do nothing publicly, but in private most likely
continues the threat of veto over anything sensible.  like spending cuts for example.  El Presidente,
Comrade obama defender of Dictators, and communists.
By Montanadan on 12-28-12 @ 10:19 am
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Gate is right. The sheepole have been lied to for so long, they have been taught propaganda
instead of real history. We are in some big trouble. Trillions of dollar depts as long as you can see
and no political will to really fix anything. Shame on us for not taking care of our country and the
future for our kids and grandchildren. People don’t take the time to really look at the people we
elect and there backgrounds, are they really qualified.
To look at whats really going on beyond our little bubbles. When Goverments go broke they tend to
do desparet things, like take control of everything, money, freedoms etc etc. History has shown
Hundreds of millions end up dieing because of Goverments.
They knew this was going to happen 10 years ago, and now we are broke and borrowing 46 cents
on every dollar. Insanity, we are living in Insanity.

Elections and not careing about where this country is heading. Has consiquences.
You think its about time to elect honest people who know a little math not smoke and mirror math.

Will we survive 4 more years of Obama and his Saul Alinski, Rules for Radicals agenda.
Only if we wake up. Hold our people in charge accountable.
Just look in the mirror and say Sucker or Fool.
By GATE on 12-27-12 @ 4:08 pm
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After 4 years of an artificially stimulated economy and 7 Trillion in debt our children and grandchildren
will be burdened with let’s celebrate the end of the year with a review of 4 most hilarious big lies the
Socialists have slipped by the Duped Sheep that have kept them in power. #1. ’ Hope and Change.’ #2.
‘Affordable Health Care Act’. #3. ‘It’s Bush’s Fault”. #4. ‘Forward”. Happy New Year!
By RussCrowder on 12-27-12 @ 3:54 pm
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Were just getting what we voted for…Your not against Democracy are you Gate?
By GATE on 12-27-12 @ 2:30 pm
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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s over the ‘CLIFF’ we go….Thanks BO!
 
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