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The economy
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Dave Munson    Posted 03-05-2004 at 20:17:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looked at the economy - how the country is doing. Looking worse every day.

I remember when the average person did NOT get married more than once in his / her life time.

We will end up saying "I remember when the average person did not declare bankruptcy in his / her lifetime"


Donna from Mo    Posted 03-06-2004 at 05:27:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
The last three and a half years have been the best of mine and Cliff's lives, financially. Why? Because I got a job and we bacame a two-income household. It's a great way to fix money problems.


i don't understand?    Posted 03-06-2004 at 04:38:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
.....people tell me the economy is in the trash.
last year i made more money than i ever had before.this year looks even better.
cattle prices are up.soybean prices were real good this year.
scrap prices are high.
and look at the stock market.am doing good there.
interest rates are at an alltime low,so home building is up and land purchases are easy.
land prices are good.
i guess what i am saying is i just don't see why people are telling me this,unless maybe it's a political statement.
PP


And top that off...    Posted 03-05-2004 at 21:18:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
....with all the gay wedding garbage that's costing us millions as we speak. It's no wonder other countries view the US as being out of control with no morals. I say send them all to Iraq and let those people take care of them. Send your kids to public schools so they can be provided with drugs, taught inappropriate conduct, surf p0rn on the internet, etc. Teach 'em how to pass a proffeciency test, etc., so they can get a job at Wall Mart or a telemarketing firm when they get out. Meanwhile, the school system doesn't teach them one d@mn thing about life, other than "do what makes ya feel good"......regardless of who it effects.

RY


Amen, brother    Posted 03-05-2004 at 21:02:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm just thankful to be surrounded by people who see the truth, know the truth and come November will vote accordingly.


Thank Clinton....    Posted 03-05-2004 at 20:42:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
.....for the economy. Everyone should know that we are now living with the dealings of Clinton. Not to be taking up for ole Bush, but Clinton is the one whom shipped everything overseas and it started to show it's effect right before he went out of office. Plus, everyone keeps harping about the Economy being so bad, but yet I see more 12mpg monster SUV's on the road than anything else!

RY


Burrhead    Posted 03-06-2004 at 18:08:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
RY I think if you'll check a little closer on it, Clinton signed the NAFTA treaty but it was Scrub Sr and the Gipper that pushed it in. Nixon, Scrub Sr and the Gipper kept them Chinese folks bought off and started shipping the jobs out many moons ago. Now Scrub Jr is doing his best to send what jobs are left to his buddy Josente Foxx.

The turning point in history was when Clinton stood firm against Newtt and Trentt and shut the gubermint down til they could work together and formulate a national budget that ended the national deficit Then American bizness started booming again and did well til Scrub got the Scalia 5 selection committee to put him in the Whitehouse.

Then when Scrub Jr got the Scalia 5 decision it turned back sour again.

The only thing doing good now is labor service companies, and of course anything the higharchy of the GOP owns stock in.

If ye have some sort of service company right now it does pretty good around here cause yuppies love to be hand fed and for sure can't get their own hands dirty.


jf    Posted 03-06-2004 at 01:58:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
same one driving them will be belly aching when gas prices hit 2.50. Not that high gas prices is good it just amazes me the same person who say they cannot afford it-make room for the 500 a month payment


TonyKY    Posted 03-05-2004 at 20:29:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Its true, we've lost something, or we have too many choises. Either way, faith and family are falling apart. What's to come of us?


Clipper    Posted 03-05-2004 at 20:22:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
My business is thriving...been married fer 20 years....and I ain't nowhere near being bankrupt......course I own the Saloon too so mebbe that's got sumthing ta do wit it.:^)


BOSS    Posted 03-05-2004 at 21:46:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm with you Clipper, I own 3 companies, built a giant house a couple of years ago, my daughter goes to a private school and it just keeps getting better.
Not that it has been easy by no means, I just work alittle harder sometimes. Not that I'm complaining, maybe more people should try it.

I think I just make it look easy.


Hunter n NOLa    Posted 03-06-2004 at 03:24:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Boss, you and Clipper nailed it. People always complain about how bad their luck is. Ever notice how the harder you work the better your luck gets? Nobody ever gave me and Miss Maggie a single dime. We have both worked hard for a lot of years and have amassed what to most folks is a considerable fortune. We live in a big house on a big lot with a good address and drive three luxury cars/trucks. And we did it the hard way.


Salmoneye    Posted 03-06-2004 at 04:20:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I firmly believe in what you say about working making your own luck, but I will take a different tack...

I do not NEED a fancy car or a big house to be 'rich'...Evereything we have is paid for, from the house and land to our vehicles...We are all healthy and mostly happy...

I am one of the luckiest fools that ever came down the pike...

As for the first post...'Poverty' in this country needs to be rethought...30% of people below the poverty line own their own homes...70% have a car...90% have at least one colour TV...USA 'poverty' is a joke compared to 'poverty' in most of the rest of the world...Take a person about to declare 'bankruptcy' to India and show them what real 'poverty' is...

Sorry...Early morning rant...


Alias    Posted 03-06-2004 at 11:49:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
What was it that Throeau Said "A person is rich in direct proportion to the number of things he can do without". There will always be poor people. Not my words but those spoken by Jesus.
This thing about the economy being in bad shape is another scare tactic to encourage the brain dead to vote for someone. And, the claim that the economy is improving is to encourage the brain dead to vote for someone else.........gfp


jf    Posted 03-06-2004 at 09:12:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
if you qualify for welfare in this country you are richer than 95 % of the world. not defending anything just a thought


~Lenore    Posted 03-06-2004 at 14:06:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
So very true!!
What our government calls poverty is wealth in most third world countries.
Have you noticed how poverty keeps getting higher on the monetary scale?
I suspect that is a liberal subterfuge to keep their voting base full.
After all if those folks ever thought they were doing well they might change their voting patterns.


DD    Posted 03-06-2004 at 06:06:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with you, if you've got bills to pay then get off your butt and go to work. It's a shame that some folks think the rest of the world OWES them something. What infuriates me is the ones standing in the welfare lines are dressed to the nines and driving new cars and not having to earn a dime. I wouldn't have a problem with it if they had worked at some point and paid into the system but some have never worked and never will. Everybody falls on hard times sometimes and needs a little help but once you get back on your feet then you should have the decency to quit taking from that helping hand so that it could help someone else. I'm not referring to anybody here, just chiming in today and didn't want that taken the wrong way : )


BOSS    Posted 03-06-2004 at 06:29:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
You better add to that some of the people that ARE working.....if you would call it that. I haven't hired a "good" employee in the last 2 years. All I ask is that they come in on time, call if they aren't going to come in, and WORK. Most of these guys work harder at not working than they do the actual work itself.
But my work is strictly Labor work. And nobody wants to do that anymore.

So that, with the ever rising insurance costs, expect to really start paying ALOT for your construction needs.


DD    Posted 03-06-2004 at 06:38:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
True : )


KEEP WORKING    Posted 03-06-2004 at 05:11:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
MILLIONS ON WALEFARE DEPEND ON YOU.


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