What Americans really think.


Walter
#1
Will the Obama Administration's plan to save the U.S. economy actually help the markets? CNBC's Rick Santelli on Thursday sparked a revolution of sorts on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Santelli's televised rebuke has been heard around the world. From The Chicago Tribune to TV Newser, read what others are saying about his rant... (external - login to view)
 
Walter
#2
 
Tyr
Free Thinker
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Will the Obama Administration's plan to save the U.S. economy actually help the markets? CNBC's Rick Santelli on Thursday sparked a revolution of sorts on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Santelli's televised rebuke has been heard around the world. From The Chicago Tribune to TV Newser, read what others are saying about his rant... (external - login to view)

Primarily they are saying he lost it and was having a break down of some sort. Somehow this is newsworthy?
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#4
Two words Walter. Tee Vee. When they hang them I'll watch.
 
SirJosephPorter
No Party Affiliation
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#5  Top Rated Post
What Americans really think? Do Americans think? Sorry, couldn’t resist that one.
 
RanchHand
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorterView Post

What Americans really think? Do Americans think? Sorry, couldn’t resist that one.

Sure we think. We think you Canadians are the embodiment of Officer Carl Levitt played by Ron Carey in the 1970's American TV sitcom 'Barney Miller'. An urbane version of Barney Fife.
 
SirJosephPorter
No Party Affiliation
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by RanchHandView Post

Sure we think. We think you Canadians are the embodiment of Officer Carl Levitt played by Ron Carey in the 1970's American TV sitcom 'Barney Miller'. An urbane version of Barney Fife.

I was only kidding, RanchHand.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by RanchHandView Post

Sure we think. We think you Canadians are the embodiment of Officer Carl Levitt played by Ron Carey in the 1970's American TV sitcom 'Barney Miller'. An urbane version of Barney Fife.

Maybe so ... but even a dumb Canadian like me knows Ranch Hand used C-123's and not the C-130 you depict.....

Grow a sense of Ha-ha and step out of the Hollywood world.
 
RanchHand
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Maybe so ... but even a dumb Canadian like me knows Ranch Hand used C-123's and not the C-130 you depict.....

Grow a sense of Ha-ha and step out of the Hollywood world.


Very, very impressed.
 
Scott Free
Free Thinker
#10
Quote:

Will the Obama Administration's plan to save the U.S. economy actually help the markets?

This is an insane question!

Where do the Americans think the money comes from that their government borrows? I predicted the first market crash that followed the first bailout. The reason is simple: the money the US borrows comes from the exchange. When they borrow the markets suffer - the whole economy suffers.

I couldn't believe it when the news then announced the market was suffering because of the sub prime fiascle!!!! NO IT WASN'T! It's suffering because the government pulled all that capitol out of the market!

I got a kick out of Warren Buffet gingerly dancing around this fact in an interview. I supposed that it was a best kept secret on Wall Street. MAybe he likes being the only person who knows when the market is going to go down.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#11
From what I have seen, Obama has a better grasp on the mechanics of money than Harper and his cash vampire yes-people.
 
Scott Free
Free Thinker
#12
 
ironsides
No Party Affiliation
#13
As I have always told you.
 
ironsides
No Party Affiliation
#14
Yup, Obama sure knows what to do. More taxes for a society already at the breaking point. Hmmmmm 1776 all over again.
 
normbc9
Conservative
#15
In my neck of the woods the new feeling of being spent into infinity feels so good many don't have the time to sound off because they don't stop to think about the debt their grandchildren will carry toget us out of the mess. Lets wait and see what the returns on the investment will be in one year.
 
missile
Conservative
#16
Anyone earning over 200 thou a year is the target for the increased taxes,and the weeping asnd wailing of these wealthy is filling the airwaves[must all be republicans!] The NRA is also stating that Obama is after their guns. Damned idiots!
 
ironsides
No Party Affiliation
#17
Obama and the Dem's sure are.
 
EagleSmack
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by missileView Post

Anyone earning over 200 thou a year is the target for the increased taxes,and the weeping asnd wailing of these wealthy is filling the airwaves[must all be republicans!] The NRA is also stating that Obama is after their guns. Damned idiots!

The thought that the rich and wealthy are all GOP members is a stretch. Ever hear of the Kennedy's? John Kerry and his wife... the heiress of the Heinze Ketchup Empire...Hollywood? The Gore's? Clinton's?

Hardly Republicans.
 
Spade
Free Thinker
#19
A hard Republican is good to find!

Isn't that punch line from a nudist joke?
 
ironsides
No Party Affiliation
#20
The mind is a terrible thing.
 
SirJosephPorter
No Party Affiliation
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

The thought that the rich and wealthy are all GOP members is a stretch. Ever hear of the Kennedy's? John Kerry and his wife... the heiress of the Heinze Ketchup Empire...Hollywood? The Gore's? Clinton's?

Hardly Republicans.

Quite right, EagleSmack, and Democrats aren’t complaining, it is the rich Republicans who are whining.

Obama wants to tax the rich people, earning more than 200,000 $ per year. Well, not really tax them, he simply doesn’t want to renew Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy. Even with increased taxes, the rich will pay taxes at a level comparable to they did under Clinton. The taxes under Clinton didn’t exactly make them breadline poor.

Those earning more than 200,000 $ per year should be glad of their good fortune. Not only they are making more than most people, but they have a job (or more likely, a thriving business). Their brothers and sisters are hurting, so what if they sacrifice a little? They have had it way too cushy under Bush anyway, whose first act when he took office was to enact a huge tax cut for the rich.

If Canadian government wants to increase taxes on those making more than 200,000 $ per year, I for one wouldn’t have a problem with it, provided the increased revenue is put to a good use.
 
EagleSmack
#22
I think the Republicans are complaining about Obama and the Democrats in general. Not just the tax on 200K earners...but everything. His bloated stimulus... banks are not lending yet STILL giving themselves big bonuses. They have a right to complain.

By the way... some Democrats are complaining about the tax on 200K plus earners as they say it will reduce donations to charities.

The Democrats whined for 8 years... now it is the GOP's turn.
 
Tyr
Free Thinker
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

I think the Republicans are complaining about Obama and the Democrats in general. Not just the tax on 200K earners...but everything. His bloated stimulus... banks are not lending yet STILL giving themselves big bonuses. They have a right to complain.

By the way... some Democrats are complaining about the tax on 200K plus earners as they say it will reduce donations to charities.

The Democrats whined for 8 years... now it is the GOP's turn.

]I think the Republicans are complaining about Obama and the Democrats in general. Not just the tax on 200K earners...but everything.

They're still choked at gettin' smoked in the last election. They just need a "new" war to feel "all warm and fuzzy" again
 
ironsides
No Party Affiliation
#24
"If Canadian government wants to increase taxes on those making more than 200,000 $ per year, I for one wouldn’t have a problem with it, provided the increased revenue is put to a good use."

Can your goverment be trusted any more than mine to good use? I think it is just more money being dumped into a bottomless pit that we will never see again.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by ironsidesView Post

"If Canadian government wants to increase taxes on those making more than 200,000 $ per year, I for one wouldn’t have a problem with it, provided the increased revenue is put to a good use."

Can your goverment be trusted any more than mine to good use? I think it is just more money being dumped into a bottomless pit that we will never see again.

Of course not. They who will miss the money least aren't going to miss it any more whether it's fed to a pit or some monument to stupidity.....
 
SirJosephPorter
No Party Affiliation
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by ironsidesView Post

"If Canadian government wants to increase taxes on those making more than 200,000 $ per year, I for one wouldn’t have a problem with it, provided the increased revenue is put to a good use."

Can your goverment be trusted any more than mine to good use? I think it is just more money being dumped into a bottomless pit that we will never see again.

Ironsides, I am not opposed to tax increases for ideological reasons, as conservatives are. A conservative hasn’t come across tax increase he liked, the classic conservative philosophy is ‘borrow and spend’.

So I am not ideologically opposed to tax increases, I want to see the whole package. E.g. if the tax increases are implemented to reduce budget deficit, I would like to know if there have been corresponding spending cuts, what are the deficit targets for the next several years etc.

If tax increase is implemented to tide over the hard economic times such as we currently have, I would like to know how is the money going to be spent, is the government eliminating the waste, is the government spending the money prudently etc.

Economics is never as easy as the conservatives make it out to be (taxes are always bad, help to poor is always bad, tax cuts to the rich are always good). Things are never clear cut, never as black and white as conservatives would like us to believe. Real world is more complicated that the simplistic conservative picture of more tax cuts and more borrowing.
 
GreatGuns2009
Republican
#27
Ah, living in America. The bulk of the sheeple in the Demoliberal parties are just waking up to the impending disaster. Living through the election and inaguration has been hell . There is nothing to stop this destruction the "Prezi" has started...and in such a short period of time.
 
SirJosephPorter
No Party Affiliation
#28
Living through the election and inaguration has been hell

I imagine it would be Hell for a Republican, GreatGuns. Your side has been in total control for six years (controlling both the Presidency and Congress and of course Supreme Court has been a Republican majority since way before 2000 when they awarded Presidency to their crony, Bush). Plus your side controlled Presidency and the Supreme court in 2006 to 2008 (you lost the Congress in 2006).

When your party had total control of all the three branches of the government, they made a royal mess of the economy. We had two severe economic downturns during Bush’s watch, one in 2001-2002 and the current one.

Is it any wonder that people got fed up with Republican ineptness and mismanagement and decided to give the other side a chance? Just live with it and be patient. If democrats make as big a mess of things as your side did (though that would be difficult to do), your side may well come back in 2010 and/or 2012.
 
Tyr
Free Thinker
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by GreatGuns2009View Post

Ah, living in America. The bulk of the sheeple in the Demoliberal parties are just waking up to the impending disaster. Living through the election and inaguration has been hell . There is nothing to stop this destruction the "Prezi" has started...and in such a short period of time.

The bulk of the sheeple in the Demoliberal parties are just waking up to the impending disaster.

The "disaster began Jan/2000 and it rapidly escalted downhill since

Obama has the task of trying to roll a boulder up a hill

But, being from the California toilet bowl, you already knew that
 
GreatGuns2009
Republican
#30
I guess you don't really want to hear what an 'American' thinks do you?
 

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