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There are 69 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 21, 2009, titled Stocks flat after rally; Bernanke says Fed will wean economy fr.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Investors are making only modest moves following a weeklong rally as they question how quickly the economy can recover.

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bob cumbers

Willowbrook, IL

#63 Aug 4, 2009
at least gas will get back up to $4 a gallon in time to stifle a recovery
Whatever

Paradise Valley, AZ

#64 Aug 4, 2009
Tom wrote:
I was a Republican, and I don't know what I am today. I can say I'm tired of the Republicans **** on every issue without any real business plan of their own. What am I to think? The Republicans would like to forget the last 30 years of their push on the same old thing, put fear in the American people about socialism and the lack of a free country. Look I'm all for a free country, but I'm not for the winner take all theory. If the Republicans couldn't figure it out in the last eight years, am I to feel they some how figured it all out in the last 100 days or more. Give me a break! And for all of those worried about a goverment run health care system, you already have one, thats why we have a system that isn't any worse then it already is. Insurance companyies aren't interested in you , their only interested on their bonuses and bottom line. If it weren't for the goverment actions in the past your insurance would be worse. At least Obama is willing to stop beating the dead horse, that's more then I can say for the Republicans.
Tom, you are so absolutely correct - I agree 100%. Republicans exhaust too much time complaining about all of this "change" and never come to the plate with any logical solutions to any of our problems.
Tom

AOL

#65 Aug 4, 2009
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text> Tom, you are so absolutely correct - I agree 100%. Republicans exhaust too much time complaining about all of this "change" and never come to the plate with any logical solutions to any of our problems.
Hey Whatever, thanks for confirming my thoughts. My conservative friends think I've gone crazy, and somehow feel I'm turning into a liberal. I think as I've become older, and listen more closing to both sides, I've become less fearful from the talk show clowns. I forgot it's their job to stir the pot and create a controversy. I understand in any business transaction you need a plan and you need to make hard choices, even if their wrong. Doing nothing is only going to gurantee failure. Investing in security without any risk only creates losses. So I'm for taking a risk and if they fail fire them and hire the next best plan.
Fred G

Germany

#66 Aug 5, 2009
No, no, no... it isn't going down... my 401k isn't back yet!
Fred G

Germany

#67 Aug 5, 2009
Tom wrote:
<quoted text>Doing nothing is only going to gurantee failure.
And you know this how? Because it's a catchy slogan, it must be true?

"Doing nothing" in the past year or two would have avoided a $10 Trillion debt to our children.(Write that number on a piece of paper, if you can!)

Not that this is very convenient to think about that right now... it might make someone feel bad, and Lord knows, that is not permitted.
Cara

Chicago, IL

#68 Aug 5, 2009
The advance in the market was mostly due to LAYOFFS in order to achive lower costs. Business unlike government has to live within its means, it cannot raise taxes or slap on fees.

But the ensuing results are more uemployment and there is only so much a company can cut.

Real people - unlike the government- has common sense.

They realize the huge stimulus package ( to be paid by only 50% of the population that actually pays tax) is benefitting the bureaucracy only; that the "immediate effect" promised by top economist Larry Summers and the President were simply LIES.

They also realize that if the health care pland and/or cap and trade are put in place, taxes and costs will just go up some more. The Congresional Budget Office, no Republican stronghold has verified that on several occasions.

So people are afraid to buy, businesses are shrinking more.

But the "Czars" in Washington, now at an astounding 41 are living off our taxes and Illinois' own Senator Durbin says on TV that those who oppose the health plan are just fringe individuals, in the hands of the opposition !!!

I guess what he meant was ARCORN is ok, taxpayers who disagree are idiots.
mdra

Chicago, IL

#69 Aug 5, 2009
don't worry everything will be great again tomorrow, then crappy the next day and so on. nobody has a clue..
Tom

AOL

#70 Aug 5, 2009
Fred G wrote:
<quoted text>
And you know this how? Because it's a catchy slogan, it must be true?
"Doing nothing" in the past year or two would have avoided a $10 Trillion debt to our children.(Write that number on a piece of paper, if you can!)
Not that this is very convenient to think about that right now... it might make someone feel bad, and Lord knows, that is not permitted.
For someone who considers me having catchy slogans, I'm surprised. First of all capitalism is about risk. You want a gurantee. Guess what (not going to happen). So get on track and understand debt for our goverment is natural. Debt for indivuals can be bad, if your goal is to accumulate wealth. Goverment is about redistribution to help drive the economy. That's whats happening. Drive the economy and bring down the debt. Tax and pay down the debt. Then start all over again, that's what goverment is all about.
Anonymous

Seoul, Korea

#71 May 10, 2014
same old story again and again...stocks will continue to go up and down.

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