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9/11 and the economy
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steve19438    Posted 10-27-2004 at 09:33:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
much has been made of the economy and it's poor showing as related to 9/11. here's what i truly do not understand. for a short time after the attack i am sure retail sales suffered because of people's depression over the attack. it's been three years now and the spending after effects have worn off? i mean why would people still be avoiding purchasing cars, trucks, washers, dryers, tv's, stoves, dishwashers, lawn mowers, remodling homes, etc., etc.

Mike in tn    Posted 10-27-2004 at 13:19:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
In my opinion NAFTA has caused the most problems with our economy. Now try and blame Bush for this as he wasn't even in washington when it was passed.

toolman    Posted 10-27-2004 at 13:40:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
i agree mike , wasn,t too good for us either , but we had a conservate govt in at the time and he was buddys with reagan, they signed it in and not one other president or prime minster since has made any attempt to get rid of it, not one despite what they promise us up here when they were running for election.

big fred    Posted 10-27-2004 at 10:41:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
My employer laid off 30,000 people after 9/11 due to air travel fears. However, we also had a bunch of dotcoms around here as well, and the downturn here actually started with the dotcom bust of mid-2000.

Alias    Posted 10-27-2004 at 10:05:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where's your backup data Steve? On what, do you base your assumptions. Maybe people are learning that if they can make do, there's no need to trade up. My truck is 10 years old. But, it still runs good and I don't need to keep up with Mr. Jones. I buy the things I need but I was never a big time consumer.

Now the stock market has rallied and more people own their own homes according to some market reports. Cost have risen but we're still making do. So, what do you want the folks to do, buy more? It's their money, let them spend it as they choose....JMHO.......gfp

steve19438    Posted 10-27-2004 at 10:57:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My truck is 10 years old. But, it still runs good and I don't need to keep
hey i just bought a "new" truck! 1990 dodge p/u!

steve19438    Posted 10-27-2004 at 10:54:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
saw bush on the tv news this am; he stated that we are recovering from the post 9/11 slump.

I thought houses were a b    Posted 10-27-2004 at 10:02:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Record home ownership contradicts your little ticket theory. Around here the biggest problem with the economy is I can't find a parking space at the mall.


Bob/Ont    Posted 10-27-2004 at 09:49:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well Steve, when people are using plastic to buy food and pay the rent they likely don't have much room left for the bigger ticket items, I think any way.
Later Bob

toolman    Posted 10-27-2004 at 09:54:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
especially if their plastic is like mine NOT yours lol.

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