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#2733 of 2742 Re: C4C just a memory for most of US [euphonium]
Sep 17, 2010 (12:39 pm)
January 3rd, 2007 we were sitting on this GIGANTIC housing bubble created by massive de-regulation and risk-taking...
...then it blew.
#2734 of 2742 Re: C4C just a memory for most of US [euphonium]
Sep 17, 2010 (12:25 pm)
I don't think George W was as bad as many felt. However, I wouldn't go too easy on him. Remember, it was actually his Treasury Secretary Paulson who started the bank and auto bailouts. All of the war under him has hurt the economy as well. Prolonged warfare generally harms an economy over time despite an often initial short term economic spike. As for the argument which party does economics better, I'm not sure a lot of it isn't just timing and circumstances. I suppose people can say Roosevelt bailed out Hoover, or Reagan bailed out Carter who may have been the victim of Nixonomics. Clinton ran a pretty good economy after the first Bush who may have been a victim of some of Reagonomics. Bottom line - I personally don't think partisan politics has as much to do with it as economic cycles inherent to capitalism. There will always be periods of excess and periods of reconciliation. That's just the way capitalism functions. But don't interpret this as support for all of the deficit spending and government stimulus going on. Sometimes all the money in the world will still end up trying to piss upstream.
Sep 17, 2010 (3:32 pm)
For g-ds sake, please leave the political implications out of Edmunds...we all have our own opinions on this stuff so let's not pollute a very fun site with all this political nonsense. Nothing good ever comes from it!!
The "Independent" Sandman
#2736 of 2742 Re: Partician Politics [sandman_6472]
Sep 17, 2010 (3:37 pm)
Thanks, Sandman. I second the motion.
#2737 of 2742 Re: Partician Politics [fezo]
Sep 17, 2010 (4:42 pm)
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#2738 of 2742 Re: C4C just a memory for most of US [berri]
Sep 20, 2010 (5:59 am)
Well, Paulson didn't save Lehman Brothers.
#2739 of 2742 Re: Partician Politics [tidester]
Sep 20, 2010 (7:08 am)
I apologize for taking that bait.
Sep 20, 2010 (3:22 pm)
#2741 of 2742 Honda crv 2013 EX FWD
Oct 23, 2012 (11:58 pm)
FYI: I just bought a 2013 honda crv EX FWD/2WD for 23768 + taxes. SF Bay area. Total is ~ 26200.