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Drill

United States

#1 Aug 27, 2008
IF the oil we have in America is so unimportant to the US energy needs then why do oil prices skyrocket whenever there is a hurricane or Tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico?

Drill in Alaska safe from Hurricanes.....
Nancy L

Lake Forest, IL

#3 Aug 27, 2008
My gas costs haven't done anything but got up.

Since: Oct 07

Chicago, IL

#15 Sep 3, 2008
bluewv wrote:
<quoted text>What technologies do you propose to move away from donating $3/4 billion to our long lost Middle Eastern friends?
There's an amazing new technology just coming online that can really work if we commit to it as a nation. It's called mass transit.
Anonymous

Evanston, IL

#17 Sep 4, 2008
Palin speaks, economy tumbles.
Palin serves, economy collapses.

The economy was the one advantage the Republican party had left and they blew it with eight years of incredible mismanagement and waste.
JON WINDY

Edwardsburg, MI

#19 Sep 4, 2008
McBush continues to bleat the economy looks ok. "Two legs bad, four legs good!" Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Ground control

Joliet, IL

#20 Sep 4, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
Palin speaks, economy tumbles.
Palin serves, economy collapses.
The economy was the one advantage the Republican party had left and they blew it with eight years of incredible mismanagement and waste.
Give me a break, the Dems have been in Control in Illinois for years and the State, Cook County and Chicago is in serious financial trouble. You gonna blame that on the Republicans too? We have the honor of having the highest sales tax in the country, thanks to you Dem's. Nice Job!
Not Funny

Chicago, IL

#21 Sep 4, 2008
This is not funny. This economy is tumbling and there is no way to stop it. People are going to start fleeing to Mexico for jobs soon.
fubar

United States

#22 Sep 4, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
Palin speaks, economy tumbles.
Palin serves, economy collapses.
The economy was the one advantage the Republican party had left and they blew it with eight years of incredible mismanagement and waste.
you've got to be kidding me
Michael

United States

#23 Sep 4, 2008
Ground control wrote:
<quoted text>
Give me a break, the Dems have been in Control in Illinois for years and the State, Cook County and Chicago is in serious financial trouble. You gonna blame that on the Republicans too? We have the honor of having the highest sales tax in the country, thanks to you Dem's. Nice Job!
Yes we blame the Republicans for the mismanagement in this country, this is why we are having a serious problem with the high cost of taxes, because their is no revenue coming for the feds.
faye

Glen Ellyn, IL

#24 Sep 4, 2008
If the jobs would return to America where they belong, it would be a giant step forward. Why should the businessmen keep getting richer at our expense? Someday it's going to blow up in their face or is that day fastly approaching. You don't have a job, you don't have any money to spend. Simple. Why should Americans suffer so that other parts of the world can get the money and aid that should stay here? So many families are doing without health care, education, housing, and food so that the money can be sent overseas.
Ground control

Joliet, IL

#25 Sep 4, 2008
Michael wrote:
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Yes we blame the Republicans for the mismanagement in this country, this is why we are having a serious problem with the high cost of taxes, because their is no revenue coming for the feds.
Michael, any money the Fed has given us has been doled out to Blago's buddies in exchange for campaign contributions. Heck, I donate $25K to Blago's war chest if I knew I would receive a million dollar no-bid contract in return. Let's not forget who's championing the Food for Fuel in our state either. Not only do we have record fuel prices, we also have record corn prices too, which affects just about every aspect of the food chain. Sure, some farmers are laughing all the way to the bank, but the majority of us are feeling in the pocketbook.

And how do explain 7%+ unemployment when similar size states are faring better. It's our state Dem leaders who can't put aside their bickering and work something out for the of the people they supposedly represent.
Patrick

United States

#26 Sep 4, 2008
Ironic, isn't it, that as the GOP continues to trash the economy, their largest corporate supporter, Walmart, actually profits from the general economic misery.

Guess we'll have to wait for Grampy McSame and Caribou Barbie to save us. Because anything that would actually help working people is socialism, at least according to their fans.
fubar

United States

#27 Sep 4, 2008
Michael wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes we blame the Republicans for the mismanagement in this country, this is why we are having a serious problem with the high cost of taxes, because their is no revenue coming for the feds.
your statement does not make sense
da truth

AOL

#29 Sep 4, 2008
This economy is dead in the water. Thanks Bush.
bluewv

Burnsville, MN

#30 Sep 4, 2008
Ground control wrote:
<quoted text>
Michael, any money the Fed has given us has been doled out to Blago's buddies in exchange for campaign contributions. Heck, I donate $25K to Blago's war chest if I knew I would receive a million dollar no-bid contract in return. Let's not forget who's championing the Food for Fuel in our state either. Not only do we have record fuel prices, we also have record corn prices too, which affects just about every aspect of the food chain. Sure, some farmers are laughing all the way to the bank, but the majority of us are feeling in the pocketbook.
And how do explain 7%+ unemployment when similar size states are faring better. It's our state Dem leaders who can't put aside their bickering and work something out for the of the people they supposedly represent.
IN MN we have a soon to be 2nd term Conservative Govenor named Mr. Pawlenty. In the NeoCon drumbeat of his positive "outlook" there was no mention of one of the major interstate bridges in the country collapsing into the Mississippi River one year ago due to under funding of MN DOT. Inspectors were bullied i.e. afraid for their livilihood if they went "too far" in recomending major road or bridge construction. Our MN unemployment reached 5.8% last month which is the highest it has been since GHW Bush left office in 1992. Conservative legacies are oft not told when they shed a negative image on very poor decision making, time after time after time after time after ,,,,,,,
You_Gotta _be_Kidding_Me

Downers Grove, IL

#31 Sep 4, 2008
fubar wrote:
<quoted text>your statement does not make sense

But it does make sense. If I am making 100 dollars a week and the government taxes me at 10% they make $10 a week, they being the government.

If I make $200 dollars a week and the government taxes me at 7%, they get $14 dollars a week, once again, they being the goverment.

Make sense now?? With a better economy, the government can take in more money at a lower or equivalent tax rate.
bluewv

Burnsville, MN

#32 Sep 4, 2008
bluewv wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, i don't know if i would go so far as Goofy, but Mickey Mouse & Mouseketeers do come to mind. Personal incomes fell 0.7% as opposed to the "expected"0.1%. Literally 10's of 10,000's have lost jobs related to the mounting minimum of $1 trillion Fed taxpayer deficit costs due to the Wall Street investment banking fiasco. Where are the true "NeoCons" arguing against "free market" types from getting bailed out by the community dollar? Haven't heard much from the Rush L. types on this one yet. Ben Bernanke (possibly the only GOOD appointee in the entire Bush admin) at least recognized imminent danger, albeit about 6 months later than they should have. His comments of yesterday warned quarters 3 & 4 for 2008 are break even to recessionary in expectation. Any comments NeoCon Q. Public?
NEWS FLASH for NeoCons interested in "conservative economic principles" : GW Bush assumes Presidency with a $5 trillion national debt; as of today the national debt has reached $9 trillion and still has a ways to go under "Conservative Leadership". Great job Neo Cons, let's find more of McSame economic policy thinking. I'm sure it will work this time.
Cheap-shot

United States

#33 Sep 8, 2008
My tax dollars to bail out a bunch of losers that should never
have been offered a home loan in the first place.
Michael LittleBig

United States

#34 Sep 8, 2008
It is frightening to believe the Congress of the United States with all their law degrees and access to the smartest people on earth bowed to those who have financially ravaged our society. This Congress watched this housing crisis unfold for years and did nothing. Now this Congress continues to watch as the government without any shame, save the rich and famous by using taxpayer money to support these billionaires.

Why should our society be punished and stripped of our assets to support those who without restraint who have pillaged and raped our financial heritage . Those 4 million people whose homes were taken in foreclosure have no voice because Congress has refused to permit legislation to provide the forum within the regulatory system so that those victims can speak with substance. It is therefore outrageous that the Congress has given the forum that has permitted the voice of the rich and powerful to heard above all others.

Something is radically wrong with a government that lives better than its people to save those that made billions off of the citizens who elected this defective government.
The politicians who talk about the American dream have really crafted the American nightmare.
These politicians use their voice to utter worn out promises and feel good phrases to drown the voices of the majority who have no hope for the future.

I am an American, I did serve my country, I followed the rules and on March 17,2008 the Sheriff and in essence with the Congress of the United States in Cleveland Ohio sold my home of 7years in a foreclosure auction based on a complaint by The Am Trust Bank who did not the follow the rules of which such violations were ignored by their federal regulator the Office of Thrift Supervision.

Michael LittleBig
9-8-2008.
Dont Go In Alone

Northbrook, IL

#35 Sep 8, 2008
When are we going to go after the gamblers on Wall Street who crafted these worthless schemes instead of bailing them out?

This is just a repeat of the S & L scandal from the 80's - guess we didn't learn from that, did we??

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