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Out of the Blue

Looks like the thunderstorms that have battered much of the country lately are still hanging around here today, and I think they are going to derail our plans. I guess that will work out for Hudson the wonder dog, as our presence will make this less miserable for her, though that's not to say she won't be miserable. Oh well.

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35. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2012, 09:52 Mr. Tact
 
Yes, deficit spending has been a problem for a long time. That is why when people try to complain about it in my presence, I usually ask how long they've been complaining about it. I usually get a blank look. And I then say, "Well, if you haven't been complaining about it for the last 40 years at least, STFU."

My main issue/complaint with blaming the current administration for the economy is this: The current problems with the economy are the direct result of housing market collapse and the credit crunch. There is plenty of blame to go around for the housing bubble, but giving any of the blame to the administration which took office just as it was collapsing, doesn't hold water for me.

Could more have been done to help the recovery? Beats the hell out of me. Economics is more voodoo like than psychiatry. I do think given the current extreme partisan nature of our legislature it's unlikely -- even if someone could definitively say what it was we should do.
 
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