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July 07, 2008 – Comments (6)

More hilarious nonsense from "the decider."

“We’re strong dollar people in this administration and have always been for a strong dollar and believe that the relative strengths of our economy will reflect that,” Bush told reporters Wednesday...

Sure.

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#1) On July 07, 2008 at 11:26 AM, eskatonic (29.17) wrote:

Bush and others in his administration have been SAYING this since the dollar and euro were equal.  Talk is apparently very very cheap.

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#2) On July 07, 2008 at 1:56 PM, Gemini846 (49.66) wrote:

For his merits, economics is NOT one of W's strongpoints.

Unfortunatly for us it must not be a strength of the Federal Reserve either!!!

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#3) On July 07, 2008 at 5:02 PM, FleaBagger (29.03) wrote:

The Fed: I am telling you, the Fed can't fully (I would even go so far as to say significantly) protect the dollar with a 5% rate, or a 50% rate, or anything in between. At this point, enormous amounts of "liquidity" are being pumped into the economy by a dizzyingly profligate congress and president, and it's only going to get a lot worse.

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#4) On July 07, 2008 at 5:49 PM, TMFBent (99.81) wrote:

I don't know that anyone can "control" the currency, nor do I believe that anyone should really try to put a handle on it.

That's not to say, however, that I agree with the agregious economic idiocy that's gone on in this country for the past 8 years. We had a party scream about "tax and spend liberals," then sweep into power and spend more than anyone ever has, while refusing to tax enough to come anywhere close to paying the bills.

Anyone who behaves in that fashion, as this administration has, cannot claim to be for a "strong dollar." Nor can it claim to be for an "ownership society," or even to have the common sense that many seem to believe comes along with that practiced, folksy drawl.

I never for the life of me could understand how an electorate could view "borrow and spend" as better than "tax and spend," but then, as the late George Carlin said, just think about how stupid the average person is, and by definition, half of them are stupider than that.

replace "stupid" with "short-sighted" and "person" with "voters" and I think you have a more polite version.

Sj

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#5) On July 07, 2008 at 7:27 PM, TheGarcipian (47.07) wrote:

No one person can control the currency, but an Administration with a solid steady fiscal plan can have an enormous impact on it, either good or bad. Paying down debt & creating a surplus (as we did in the Clinton years) makes us stronger by making the dollar stronger and giving us more breathing room. After all, paying loan interest takes money right off the top of the budget, resulting in less money for all other plans, short-term or long-term. You don't get into office and immediately cut everyone in America $300 as Dumbya did in early 2001, as if the good times will continue to roll. Crap happens, and you need to plan for it. Dumbya is somehwere just north of an idiot, a C-average Yale student who failed at every business he'd ever run (oil, baseball, etc.). His daddy had to bail him out of several such situations. Seems Dumbya is only good at one thing: cheerleading. Why anyone would elect such a doofus, such an utter business failure, is beyond me. People were duped into voting for this folksy caricature of a man by the RNC war chest, the Swift Boat ads and likewise BS, but the voters need to pay better attention than just TV ads. This country and your security & future livelihood within it is much more important than which candidate you'd rather have a beer with, people! Personal history matters. Leopards don't change their spots. All that crap.

Seth, you've nailed it exactly with the "average voter". People get the democrapcy that they vote in. Unfortunately, the rest of us have to live with their mistakes...

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#6) On July 07, 2008 at 10:00 PM, TMFBent (99.81) wrote:

Regarding that beer with Bush, I think this story is way too close to what the truth would be.

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