Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Well, I admire your vigor and zest, Iliana. Let's look at a little of that....
You are going to quote the Political Gateway? Let's see how unbiased they are..
The most powerful man on the planet went to the most dangerous place on earth Monday to show us his war face.
You know his war face. You saw it three years ago, on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln. Wistful, eyes misty, brows pointed upward at the center, almost too overwhelmed with gratitude to speak.
Mission accomplished, boys! Way to take your Commander in Chief's word for it when he says you need to die! And see how much I appreciate it? Just check out this poignant expression! Now excuse me while I return to Washington and cut veterans' benefits. Got to pay for those tax cuts somehow!
There is one of their editorials.....sounds unbiased enough to me!
No, you need not remind me of the National Debt clock. Hopefully, I need not remind you that the last time you brought it up and I showed you the discrepancies, you admitted that you really didn't understand it anyway. We could always look that conversation up, if you like.
what was that a few weeks back about our ports...hmmmm.)
Yes, what was it? Btw, are ports national assets or private concerns? And what about all of the Democratic rhetoric about no foreign ownership? You seen anything since then to reverse all of the other foreign ownership of our ports? Me neither. To just throw out a cryptic remark like yours as if it proves a point is like trying to sew a vest on a button.
You want to bring up the lack of supplies in Iraq? There are ALWAYS a lack of supplies and equipment in war areas. There was in WW! and WW2, Korea - I can assure you there was in Viet Nam. This is nothing new. You improvise - as millions of soldiers have done in the past. could it be better? Oh, yes, certainly, and I hope it gets there. Can you lay it on Bush's doorstep as something new? Hardly.
I have no idea what you know about the stock market but there is always speculation and uneasiness before a pending or possible rate hike, the same as there are always ups and downs throughout the year. You point to June as if that's supposed to prove a point. It doesn't. Over the past couple of years the market has been excellent yet you make no reference to that at all. Shall I take one month where the market surged like wildfire and say that month shows how robust the economy is? It doesn't work that way.
Tell that to globalists who worry that when the U.S. economy collapses I'll be glad to. Can you point them out to me?
Everytime the slightest thing occurs, whether its weather, interest rate increases, announcements that oil prices MIGHT rise, a bad review on a movie, a simple negative business news article or a controversial one (like the one in the NY Times)....our stocks indices react -- why, because this is an economy based on speculation.
That's true but I don't understand why you say it here. It has always been that way, since the beginning of the stock market. You present it as if this is something new - and attributed to our current leaders. It's not. Check out the tulip crash of the market in Holland sometime....
Surely, you cannot deny that the rate of inflation since the early 90s is over 25%. There has always been inflation and the dollar has always bought less as time goes by, Iliana. Let's use that nifty little calculator of yours a minute..
$100.00 in the year 2000 is worth $88.14 now, accordingto the consumer price index
$100.00 in the year 1992 is worth $81.50 in the year 2000.
hmmm...seems it was worse during the previous administration, right? Let's go back further...
$100.00 in the year 1960 was worth $85.10 in the year 1968....those were Camelot years!
You can't just take little snippants of comments like soldiers helmets, selling ports, the market having a bad month, dollars not buying as much as they used to.....and try to build a case for the current administration taking the country down the toilet and the collapse of the US economy. I can provide as many links stating how strong the economy really is.
Yes, things are going well for me, thank you i put in my 40 hours, live on a budget, have a roof over my head, wish I could buy better things sometimes, wish I had enough money aside to retire some day (which is unlikely) so I suppose you could say I'm fine. I'll tell you what I'm not. I'm not a person sitting behind a computer with a tv in the room, a car outside, a closet full of clothes and food in the refrigerator whining about how horrible the economy is and how the country is going to hell. No, that's not a slur on you, Iliana. I know you are not, either, but there are plenty who are. We live in the greatest country in the world, enjoying more freedoms and a better lifestyle than anyone....and we moan and complain. You want to complain about taxes, for example? Check out Canada and Europe. You want to cite China and India as "growing economies"? Tell you what....let's hop a plane over to either country and see how the average person lives. Let me assure you that you would not want to trade places with 95% of the people in India, who live in incredible poverty. If those are the glowing economies you want to use as examples of how we should be, then God help us if it ever comes to pass.
It's just the half-full, half-empty glass, Iliana. I will continue to see it as half-full and for me that makes it true. If you see it as half-empty then it will be that way for you....and either one of us will be able to come up with a million examples to prove our points. That's human nature on display.....