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Harry Ballz

Greeneville, TN

#46 Oct 16, 2013
Phew wrote:
<quoted text>Get a grip Harry, inflation hasn't been an issue in like 20 years, in fact if you count the housing market and gas prices in the inflation equation we are probably looking at deflation. Right now we have too few dollars chasing too many goods, that is why interest rates are at near zero trying to get some of those dollars chasing some of those goods. You must be a member of the Tea Party, those misguided uneducated fools trying to destroy this great country of ours. The only people who the Tea Party have destroyed so far are those hard working Americans who work for a living and want to spend a couple weeks in their National Parks relaxing and enjoying the beauty of their beloved Country. Let's face it the Tea Party people are traitors.
What kind of an ignoramus are you? It takes $100 in 2013 dollars to buy what $68.11 bought 20 years ago in 1993. For people who have their groceries given to them like you, that means that overall inflation is about 46-47% for that 20 years.
Harry Ballz

Greeneville, TN

#47 Oct 16, 2013
Harry Ballz wrote:
<quoted text>What kind of an ignoramus are you? It takes $100 in 2013 dollars to buy what $68.11 bought 20 years ago in 1993. For people who have their groceries given to them like you, that means that overall inflation is about 46-47% for that 20 years.
I went to davemanuel.com and used his online inflation calculator and it was even worse. According to that website, you need $161.81 now to buy the same things that $100 bought in 1993. That is 61% inflation.
Larry Smallz

Murfreesboro, TN

#56 Oct 17, 2013
Why would anyone choose a screen name like Harry Ballz? Men are SO consumed with their testicles. You are making some good points but I can't take you seriously with a juvenile screen name. It's a name a 12 year old would take.
Harry Ballz

Greeneville, TN

#57 Oct 17, 2013
Larry Smallz wrote:
Why would anyone choose a screen name like Harry Ballz? Men are SO consumed with their testicles. You are making some good points but I can't take you seriously with a juvenile screen name. It's a name a 12 year old would take.
It is Harry Ballz, not Hairy Balls. My real name is Harold R. Ballzaque. People have called me Harry Ballz my entire life of 64 years.
Harry Ballz

Greeneville, TN

#58 Oct 17, 2013
Phew wrote:
You are so naive and uninformed Harry, either you are very young or one of those looney toon characters from the Tea Party. It was the promise of Ronald Reagan that if we spent heavily on the military and lowered taxes on the wealthy that when we won the Cold War there would be a peace dividend which would take care of the huge glitch which was headed toward Social Security called the baby boomers. We won the cold war and that was the only promise Ronnie kept. We went from tax and spend liberal democrat policy to borrow and spend conservative republican policy. The results as we now know were disastrous just as George H. Bush predicted when he called the policy change Voo Doo Economics. There was never a peace dividend to supply the money needed to support Social Security through the baby boom glitch. With all due respect to both Democrat and Republican Presidents and Legislators after Reagan, he failed to anticipate Saddam Hussein and Irag, he failed to anticipate Osama Bin Laden and the mass terrorists' movements and he failed to realize America would become the policeman who held the stability of the world together. It is not American Entitlements or deadbeats who have brought the American Economy to the brink, it is the massive responsibilities she has had to bear all over the world, the truth is she is getting very, very tired and her problems are getting too much for one nation to handle alone.
I agree with you on the military spending and fallout from it, but current entitlements are unsustainable, given our financial situation at present. The Reagan/O'Neill ship has sailed.

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