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Obama at Hofstra: Relatively Alert, Ergo Big Winner

Mike28 Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 2:00 PM
since we don't know what area you live in and have no way of knowing what you say is true I call BS. I'm sure every home owner who lost 30% of the value of their home now is only 20% behind. Are you just stupid? bo and his ilk have printed more and more money into circulation and this reduces the value of the dollar. Econ 101 stuid. Since oil prices are based upon the dollar and the value of said dollar has decreased the cost of oil has gone up and up. True unemployement is nearer to 9.5%. BTW, the unemployement numbers have been restated since California screwed things up and now have reported their numbers. Get a clue. Never has a recession taken this long, never. Inflation is running about 3% which further depresses the buying power.
corPARAnoid Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 3:08 PM
My Econ 102 & ACCOUNTING 102 courses helped me not follow the 'lemings' over the edge. Listening to both Congressman Ron Paul & Dennis Kucinich WARNINGS years ago, helped me pay OFF my home, keep my 6-figure salary, and enjoy watching my neighborhood $ELL off homes for >$1M ... in an economy like ours--it's amazing. I guess our LOCAL self-sustaining infra-structure works...along with SEVERAL diversified small & large businesses. Now I agree the US dollar is essentially worth less & there's alot of it floating around the WORLD. But as my spouse says, it's still the only CURRENCY on the planet that's still taken by most countries, allows you to Buy your daily bread, and grow your OWN GARDEN!

The best question at the second presidential debate came from Michael Jones, an African-American who said: "Mr. President, I voted for you in 2008. What have you done or accomplished to earn my vote in 2012? I'm not that optimistic, as I was in 2008. Most things I need for everyday living are very expensive."

To which Obama said: "Are you my half-brother?"

Actually, all Obama could say was that he had ended the war in Iraq (while pointlessly escalating the war in Afghanistan) and that Osama bin Laden is dead (and so is...