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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Secondly, do you covet my points or something? It's a little creepy to have you looking at them like that.
Originally posted by fleabit
This surprises people? I said before the election, well before it, that NEITHER president would be able to pony-up on many of the promises right away. Even Obama more than once, stated that some of these would take time. What magical hat did you folks think he was going to pull a miraculous instant recovery from?
We are in dire straights, and it's going to take time to even right the ship, let alone make good on all the promises made. And believe me, any presidential candidate would have said "And while I promise I'll fix things eventually, it won't happen right away," would have been the runner-up instantaneously. Why? Because the American people want results NOW! Not later.. INSTANTLY! That's the American way.
I sure as hell didn't hear McCain say anything about there being a long road. Not even once. I at least heard Obama say that. He stayed as up-front as he could in front of a rabid populace, who ironically are as much to blame for our own recession as any government or company in the U.S.
Originally posted by fleabit
Fox, what I mean by that is this:
While I understand that 99.9% of those that post on this site are brilliant with their money, have 0 credit cards, and are never late with their bills ( ), a huge chunk of Americans have taken on homes they cannot afford, and accepted credit on cards they cannot pay back.
I do not by the theory that it's a loan companies fault. People are adults. Our parents and grandparents had a habit of buying what they could afford, because you couldn't this easily get loans. We as a people did not learn, because by and large, people have houses with mortgages they cannot afford (along with upkeep and taxes, they sort of forget those when buying a home), and picking up card after credit card to furnish their lifestyle.
I am hardly saying that large companies and our own government are free and clear, they too, screwed the pooch rather badly, and in greed and avarice. But if people wouldn't have taken on more than they could pay, we wouldn't be in half this mess.
Which isn't a big deal all and all.. we are in it together. What irks me is how fast the people, for whom are ALSO responsible for this mess, are all on Obama to fix it immediately. They don't care if that's impossible, they want results, NOW. Well, it doesn't work that way. And it doesn't matter if Obama, McCain, Ron Paul or anyone else was put into office, NONE of them would magically fix it all, it's too deep a hole to fill it that quick.