Don: The Truth About the Economy

What about Don? Well Mr Zeller here's the facts!

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You used a video by Robert Reich to explain "the truth about the economy"--oh no you didn't!

For a long time SNL seemed to be out of touch, but this skit is priceless.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Whenever SNL skewers conservatives, Fred sees SNL as, "out of touch". Whenever SNL skewers a liberal, SNL's "...skit is priceless".

Fred -- Have a thicker skin! Some SNL skits are just not funny. But funny is funny, no matter who the target or targets may be.
I know that you view all media as having an agenda. And I'm not going to claim, and Lorne Michaels has never claimed, that SNL is "fair and balanced". However, the main goal of SNL is to entertain the largest possible audience. They are trying to be funny. They don't really care who the target of a skit is, as long as the skit entertains!

Remember -- that extremist left-winger, Newt Gingrich, stated earlier this year that, in his opinion, CNN is more "fair and balanced" than is Fox News.

As is normally the case when someone chooses to speak for me you are way off base DPC. I don't find SNL funny because they aren't funny. The Romney skits are good, just not funny, the skeweriing of the Republican Primarys had some laughs but never enough for the length of the skits. Being out of touch has nothing to do with how many conservative or liberal skits they do. Next time stick to defining your own beliefs not mine.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

As I stated, some SNL skits are simply not funny. I find it interesting that you used the term "out of touch" to describe what has been, over the past decades, the most cutting edge program on network television. If my definition of your beliefs is so far off, define yourself for all of us who read your posts here. Please explain your version of "out of touch".

OK -- I guess my version stands!

Well be sure to tell all your friends Dale. I'm guessing they'll be impressed that on an internet blog you have declared yourself the winner of a non existent argument.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

All people have to do is read the exchange here and judge for themselves. I never declared myself to be a winner of anything. You offered no alternative explanation.

OK -- I guess my version stands!

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Shep usually leans your way, Dale. He's part of their slogan "Fair and Balanced."

toledojim

It's pretty much impossible to achieve "Fair and Balanced" when most Americans are woefully ignorant about economics. So we get the pro-government, pro-banker view from most news outlets.

For whatever reason I can't get the audio to work.
I doubt I missed much. Reich, lifelong democrat, so, what does he know about the economy?
I see he's from Scranton Pa. Maybe he can tell them how to get out of the jam they're in. As of July5th the city had only $5k cash on hand. The mayor, a Democrat (imagine that) was forced to lower the wages of every city employee including himself, police and firemen to the minimum, $7.50 an hour.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

88 MILLION real Americans, looking for work-an American Historical Record in percentages and in numbers !
The Truth is: 8%+ unemployment rate ( actually its 19%+) for 42 months straight-another American Historical Record.
The Truth is: gas above $3.55 for over 42 months straight-another American Historical Record.
The Truth is: 5 + MILLION , foreclosures in America, since Obozo was selected-one more Historical Record.
The Truth is: $21 TRILLION of the net worth of real Americans GONE , in 3.5 years of Obammyism -one more American Historical Record.
The Truth is: 1.1 MILLION new homes held by banks, depressing new home construction-one MORE, American Historical Record.

I actually have about 12 MORE TERRIBLE economic American Historical Records to share with unionized parrots however, if you haven't gotten the message of America's DEMISE, under Obummer and the Fascist Dims, horrid governance so far...you obviously do not have the brains God gave geese !

Everything Reich said was fact. It's so easy, my 2-year-old could understand.

Pink Slip

With your past factual fabrications and faulty prognostications about Greece's financial straits.
Your 2 year old has to be more cognitive of America's , pending economic CRASH, than you ever will be !!!

"eat your peas and take your slippers off "....SUCKAS !!!

Reich never mentions spending in this whole 2:15 "explanation". It's possible he'll release another video soon explaining how government spending and costs of public sector health care/pension costs affect the budget. Lets do the math now: 400 Super Rich x $345 Million = is $138 Billion. And they pay a collective tax of $23.5 Billion. That's not enough?
So if the Government steps in and takes ALL the money from the Super Rich it would amount to about 1 month of War Spending in Iraq.
I'm sure the original poster will have the new video up as soon as it's prepared.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Government spending is not slowing our economy. We've spent more at other times and the economy has done just fine. If our debt was a short-term problem, no one would be buying t-bills. Yet they remain one of the world's safest assets to own. The market says so.

Pink Slip

financial institutions you ignoramus !!! Otherwise, the Fed, won't allow them to buy for an extended period of time !?
China, has sold off all but about 9% of their Treasury Bonds, because they can get better returns ANYWHERE !!!!!!

SAFETY ?!

Our Treasury Bonds, were downgraded for the first time in all of American History !!!!!!!!

For a colored piece of paper, you'd be better off in a toilet somewhere...your fabrications and wishful thinking is only fit for the sewer !

financial institutions you ignoramus !!! Otherwise, the Fed, won't allow them to buy for an extended period of time !?
China, has sold off all but about 9% of their Treasury Bonds, because they can get better returns ANYWHERE !!!!!!

SAFETY ?!

Our Treasury Bonds, were downgraded for the first time in all of American History !!!!!!!!

For a colored piece of paper, you'd be better off in a toilet somewhere...your fabrications and wishful thinking is only fit for the sewer !

Also, government spending tends to go back into the economy, not just in the paychecks of government workers, but to private contractors as well.

Yep

Yep, right back into the economy! We need more stimulus!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/03/stimulus-money-overseas_n_48359...

OH yeah don't forget the GSA pumped a lot of money into the Las Vegas economy.... of course the President told companies to stop going there.

MikeyA

The Federal government doesn't PRODUCE ANYTHING !!!!!!!

Even the money they print is on paper made privately, on machines made privately, with ink that is privately made, etc.

It's when Governments, pay for illegal aliens health care, money goes to China on programs on how to keep their prostitutes clean, and for 16 TRILLION other in the hole reasons , they simply WASTE PRECIOUS TAX DOLLARS ON FOLLY !!!!

If you do not see that , you are blind !

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