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Originally posted by dreamsnatcher
reply to post by angelonmyshoulder
Angel i agree but just watch some TV and you will see that you are just slightly encouraged to use your credit card. I like the Visa ads where life is a party until someone goes to pay with a check. The party stops everyone looks at the poor sole thats using a check, they realize that they are the proverbial turd in the punch bowl and quickly whip out the visa and the party is back on. Very cunning commercials to encourage you to use credit and you know that a definite % of our populace fall for this garbage.
Originally posted by loam
I beginning my day tomorrow by bending over and walking backwards everywhere I go.
"We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah," bin Laden said in the transcript. He said the mujahedeen fighters did the same thing to the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s, "using guerrilla warfare and the war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers." "We, alongside the mujahedeen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat," bin Laden said.
The total U.S. national debt is more than $7 trillion. The U.S. federal deficit was $413 billion in 2004, according to the Treasury Department.
"It is true that this shows that al Qaeda has gained, but on the other hand it shows that the Bush administration has also gained, something that anyone who looks at the size of the contracts acquired by the shady Bush administration-linked mega-corporations, like Halliburton and its kind, will be convinced.
"And it all shows that the real loser is you," he said. "It is the American people and their economy."
As for President Bush's Iraq policy, Bin Laden said, "the darkness of black gold blurred his vision and insight, and he gave priority to private interests over the public interests of America.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
And still no money for Education or Health Care. Socialism for the rich and Free-Market Capitalism for the poor and middle class. I guess we're not all created equal after all...
Originally posted by angelonmyshoulder
I imagine that 900 billion will look really good for those balance sheets
Officials with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have informed Bernanke about a plan that would have been unheard-of in the past: a general examination of the US financial system. The IMF's board of directors has ruled that a so-called Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) is to be carried out in the United States. It is nothing less than an X-ray of the entire US financial system.
I don't think this will shock anyone:
For seven years, US President George W. Bush refused to allow the IMF to conduct its assessment. Even now, he has only given the IMF board his consent under one important condition. The review can begin in Bush's last year in office, but it may not be completed until he has left the White House.
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[edit on 17/9/08 by JAK]