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    The Economy - Is the Sky Falling???

    I was perusing the news this morning with coffee in hand. It seems like everywhere you turn there is quite a bit of bad news on the economic front.

    Here is a sampling from this morning's news:Anyone have a clue as to what is going on?

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    Re: The Economy - Is the Sky Falling???

    Yea. . . I have an idea. . .

    From an economical point of view, we're screwed!!!





    I must admit to feeling very grateful to having full-time employment for both my wife and myself. It does take our two incomes to afford our lovely home plus expenses. Hopefully our health will remain good so that we can continue to work full-time. It is sad to know that others are not so lucky. I was driving through a near-by town the other day and noticed a few homes in that area that are up for foreclosure. Sad. . . .
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    the sky already fell on me, so my guess would be yes

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    Sorry my English is poor ... But we have built a world where humanity is at the service of the economy, while the economy is expected to serve people. It is not possible to inflate a balloon indefinitely, as the stock market seems to think.

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    Re: The Economy - Is the Sky Falling???

    Quote Originally Posted by moviemaestro View Post
    the sky already fell on me, so my guess would be yes
    Awe, not so ... we will all hold it up for you!
    Styxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx View Post
    Awe, not so ... we will all hold it up for you!
    Ahh...thanks Styxx!! You're the best!!

    Don't worry, it's not as bad as it was for me a little while ago, and is starting to improve, and things are looking up.

    Take care my friend

    Love you all

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    The problem is that there is not enough poverty
    in the world. This, by inverse application of
    various arcane financial instruments, has resulted
    in a reduction in the value of wealth.

    Our wise and noble leaders have realized this,
    and they are diligently working to manipulate the
    economy so that, shortly, we will all be abjectly
    poor.

    Thereafter, wealth will immediately regain its
    proper value.

    Now. How does this benefit all of us? Allow me
    to explain. The virtue in this scenario is that
    each of us shall be given the opportunity for many
    new and fascinating challenges.

    For instance, be prepared to pay $5/gallon for gas
    in the not-too-distant future. Heating oil, your
    electric bill and other costs will rise in kind --
    creating a wonderful new puzzle for a great many
    of us: whether to drive to work and keep our houses
    warm in winter... or buy food.

    As I see it, this is the govermnent benevolently
    implementing a solution to the growing obesity
    problem in this country. Frozen people cannot
    eat, so they will heat their houses and continue
    driving to work to pay for it. But they will
    cease to eat, and consequently lose weight.

    Having solved the obesity problem, this artful
    manipulation of our economy will likewise then
    solve the housing problem.

    Simply put, too many people own homes. Why is
    that a problem? Well, if too many people own
    homes, the American dream, what would they have
    to aspire to, to strive for? If people are no
    longer motivated to work hard to achieve that
    dream, well, that could cause a slow-down in the
    economy!

    But in a brilliant move, our government thought-
    fully deregulated the banking industry; not
    only allowing but encouraging the banks and
    lending institutions to participate in wholesale
    fraud and usury in their practices. The result
    of this is wildfire growth in bankruptcy and
    foreclosure on millions of American homeowners.

    Thus, stripped of their homes, they shall again
    be properly motivated to work hard and be fully
    productive members of our society... spurring
    economic growth in the process.

    On the overall, surveying this shrewdly thought
    out, carefully planned control of our economy
    and our lives, one cannot help but bend one's
    knee and bow in admiration at the loving care
    our elected leaders lavish upon us.

    Best,




    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

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    Gary, I think this calls for 'Garritan's Official Economy Jumpstart 50% off Steinway Sale'. Or something like that!


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    Dutch stuff

    All prices are in Euros (1.52 US $ = 1 Euro €) and per month - estimated values

    Income: 1,600 - 2,000 net
    Mortgage/rental: 500
    Health insurance: 300 for family with 2 kids
    Car insurance plus taxes: 200
    Life insurance: 100
    Heating, electricity: 100
    Internet access: 13 - 35, depending on the ADSL speed
    Telephone: 45 average
    ------------------------------
    ...don't complain about your gas prices, they are here 1.52 per liter

    Raymond
    [and still I have money to save for Garritan stuff]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond62 View Post
    ...don't complain about your gas prices, they are here 1.52 per liter
    Here they're about $2.16 per liter.

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