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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #140 on: October 02, 2008, 03:22:08 PM »

For just the smallest of moments there, I thought you meant Bloomberg news, and by 'he' I thought, well...

:painful: Why must he keep coming back?
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #141 on: October 03, 2008, 09:32:36 AM »

Days of Our Lives was just interrupted to inform us all that The Bailout has passed in the House.

Final - 263 - 171
Democrats - 172-63
Republicans - 91-108
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #142 on: October 03, 2008, 09:46:59 AM »

now the bank will shut up and give me my car  :victory:
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #143 on: October 03, 2008, 10:31:11 AM »

Well now that they've learned that if they screw up hard enough, they can get billions of dollars.  Perhaps they will now do the same to you, Brent?  Watch out for that 599,999.99% interest rate on the financing.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #144 on: October 03, 2008, 11:40:13 AM »

Sounds like the whole thing got more than 400 pages longer from the original version.  Not that that's ENTIRELY bad, as the original version was "Paulson can do whatever he wants without being questioned by anyone ever", but obviously there's a hell of a lot of unnecessary stuff tacked on.  As I understand it, they got the Republicans to vote for it by adding tax cuts, which is of course how you get Republicans to vote for anything.

Last I heard, the market was actually up more than 300 points BEFORE the bill passed and dropped to a gain of 60 or so right afterward.  I'll be honest, at this point none of this shit makes a lick of sense to me.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #145 on: October 03, 2008, 11:43:16 AM »

the richest 1% of the nation just got more money given to them by the government again, it happens all the time
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #146 on: October 03, 2008, 11:44:53 AM »

 :facepalm:
I just overheard someone blame this fix on "liberalism". i.e. "Making up things about stuff that isn't real." Which is, I guess, market speculation/not tying our currency to anything (yay gold standard).
Why are they so stupid? Why don't they know anything?


I don't know anything about politics or history! HOW DO I KNOW MORE ABOUT IT THAN THEY DO!?  :ohshi~:
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #147 on: October 03, 2008, 11:48:55 AM »

They don't know anything because economics is some highly arcane bullshit to a good deal of this nation.  This is some serious ivory tower stuff, to be honest.

For all I know my rants could be completely inaccurate and histrionic too.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #148 on: October 03, 2008, 12:03:09 PM »

But-but! Deregulation, Lazziez Faire, Trickledown, all of that shit is part of the conservative republican machine!!!
It- I don't- IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE!
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #149 on: October 03, 2008, 12:36:53 PM »

A large part of the problem is that it's nearly impossible to find a complete rundown of the provisions of the bill, even with the incredible power of INTERNET to get the information to you.  You can read the entire bill yourself, but you'll need years of training in the arcane language of Legalese to get any useful information out of it.

The problem with this is that you start seeing truly bizarre stuff emerge from the depths of the thing when people who are trained start to slowly unravel its hidden mysteries.  For example, anybody who initiates a loan must have their fingerprint added to a national registry.  Fairly innocent by itself, the implications of why the hell you would ever need something like that are a little strange.  Do the Feds expect mortgage brokers to start going deep undercover or something?

That's only one thing, though; the bill is full of crazy shit like that, like cash incentives for movie producers to film in the United States.  It all adds up to a huge ball of What the Hell Did We Just Buy?.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #150 on: October 03, 2008, 01:02:26 PM »

What the Hell Did We Just Buy?
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #151 on: October 03, 2008, 01:04:57 PM »

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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #152 on: October 03, 2008, 07:10:17 PM »

 ::(: Now USA never be fixed.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #153 on: October 03, 2008, 07:19:23 PM »

On the bright side, if we're ever fixed, we'll still be able to anally rape.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #154 on: October 03, 2008, 07:37:35 PM »

Looks like Bush already signed the damn thing, so there's no use kvetching now.  So.  Who here has $800 billion?
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #155 on: October 03, 2008, 07:42:50 PM »

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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #156 on: October 03, 2008, 08:10:46 PM »

Sounds like the whole thing got more than 450 pages longer from the original version.

It was treated as an amendment to a spending bill, so it's mixed in with tax breaks to rum, NASCAR, and wooden arrows too. There's educational expenses in there too, but that particular news doesn't sell subscriptions.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #157 on: October 03, 2008, 08:31:16 PM »

Actually it sounds like they're scaling back the tax break on NASCAR.  Am I misreading that?

Tax break on wooden child's arrows only, though?  How the hell am I going to afford getting through the Temples?
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #158 on: October 03, 2008, 09:50:28 PM »

Sounds like the whole thing got more than 450 pages longer from the original version.

...Are you aware that "more than 450" also qualifies as more than 400?
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #159 on: October 03, 2008, 09:57:29 PM »

By your wording, we could be talking about 404 to 449 pages.

That simply isn't the case, and the American people deserve the truth, try as you might as to cover up those extra pages concerning your "Thundercats Emporium" provision.
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