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11-21-2006 12:39 AM  11 years agoPost 41
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For example probably 30% of our subcontractors are mexicans. They work hard and pay taxes,
Now somehow I find the above statement a bit of a strech...

Don't get me wrong here...I love mexicans...I eat their food all the time.

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11-21-2006 12:42 AM  11 years agoPost 42
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In the 1950's????
I mean, there were no illegal aliens to do all of this work. Who built the houses? The upper 10 percent of society paid 70% of their income in taxes and yet, the majority of the country was employed and had a good standard of living. People retired on company pensions.

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11-21-2006 12:42 AM  11 years agoPost 43
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11-21-2006 12:56 AM  11 years agoPost 44
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Evo: I dought if you remember the Jimmy Carter years. During his presidency, we had the highest interest rates in history. Everyone was working and making money. Banks were throwing money at us. Walk in and get ten thousand, signature only. Deposit a cd, 15% was not ununsual for 5 year pledge. Anything you wanted, just go get it. Everyone was happy. Housing was booming, and no one was looking back. Jobs everywhere. Consumer confidence was the secret. Didn't matter what the money cost you, you knew that you could pay it back.
Different ball game today. You cannot let 350 billion and more to come, slip out of your treasury with no end product, other than a demand for more. What is going on today, we have a very select few companies making the profit, and they are not reinvesting in our economy. Major part of it is offshore. About another year, and the real price of this war fiasco will come home. Take a look at this link. This is just the beginning.http://www.marketwatch.com/news/sto...4899CA00A589%7D
I live in a small town in East Texas. A good job here is $10.00 bucks an hour. Now what in the hell, is that going to buy. Whats sad, we are not the only small town with that problem. When Wal-Mart is setting the pace on wages, you are in trouble.

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11-21-2006 12:59 AM  11 years agoPost 45
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I was in NY a couple of years ago and I was overseeing a church furniture installation...I could not do the work without some good men helping me...so the church located three mexicans. The rest of the story is better than a good comic book !! These mexicans were lucky to get out of their own way , they had lots of muscle but it went from the feet all the way to the brain.

I'm sure there are good working mexicans "somewhere" but I never got the chance to meet one.

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11-21-2006 01:00 AM  11 years agoPost 46
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i dont think that people arent buying houses because they dont think they will be able to pay the money back ... i think people arent buying them because of the insane amount thats being charged for an ok house ...

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11-21-2006 01:09 AM  11 years agoPost 47
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11-21-2006 01:11 AM  11 years agoPost 48
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Evo: I agree on the price deal: It is not the interest rate. What is happening is the new vehicle that cost you what the house should be costing. Financing a car for 7 years?? Give me a break. Notice that most auto loans are interest free" Ain't that a deal, just pay me 3 times what its worth, and I will finance it for free. Truth is, there are to many games being played with our economy and people are starting to wake up. In my area, I think a decent house, nothing really fancy, will run you about $80.00 a square foot. Well, take a young couple with 2 kids, not unusual. Each of making $10.00 an hour, if they are lucky. 2 cars, financed, insurance, house note, light bill, phone bill, cell phones, direct tv. Homeowners, health insurance, if they can get it. Whats left? Where is the groceries, clothes, forget outside entertainment. Have any major repairs, and your sunk for the month. Sad, but that is where we are.

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11-21-2006 01:27 AM  11 years agoPost 49
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11-21-2006 01:33 AM  11 years agoPost 50
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Hate to tell you, but you missed the point. Also, there is a differance between being educated and being a smart a$$. Bone up on your reading comprehension, then get back to me. Post was about consumer confidence , not a great president. Also, most of those unemployed in those years , were well educated engineers, IE. Nasa , Boeing etc. Do some reading Xer.

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11-21-2006 01:35 AM  11 years agoPost 51
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11-21-2006 01:40 AM  11 years agoPost 52
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Once again, reading comprehension: I am not bi%ching about my situation. It is what happening to this country, because no one is awake. Keep going like its going now, pi$$ poor leadership, phony wars, for capitol gain, political criminals, thats my argument.

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11-21-2006 01:48 AM  11 years agoPost 53
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11-21-2006 01:52 AM  11 years agoPost 54
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11-21-2006 02:04 AM  11 years agoPost 55
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11-21-2006 02:10 AM  11 years agoPost 56
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HeHe, thanks for the offer, but my old tail is getting ready to retire. Been in business in Livingston, Tx since 1973. Do it all ac, refrigeration, appliances when I have time. Make good money. Excess of what your hands do. County that I live in is roughly 50.000. Have customers that I started with in the 70,s. Good business, if you can fade the heat.

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11-21-2006 05:29 AM  11 years agoPost 57
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http://madeinusa.org/nav.cgi?info/whybuy
Little info about Buying American.

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11-21-2006 03:29 PM  11 years agoPost 58
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11-21-2006 03:58 PM  11 years agoPost 59
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Talking about consumer confidence, I'm losing mine.. Here's why: I have to agree about the Carter years, they were the worst that I can remember. I was pretty young at that time and married and could not afford a house (18-20%) because of the interest rates. Finally when the Reagan years arrived, I was able to buy a house to get things started (8-10%). Those Carter years were frustrating. I persevered though. I owned several american cars that were absolute junk thanks to the unions, etc. In 1999 I decided I'd give the ole americans another shot at the vehicles. Well, as long as my Grand Cherokee's were in warranty, life was good. I have owned JGC's since then. I picked up a 2005 new model JGC. Proved to be a monumental mistake. To make a long story short, It is in Lemon Law proceedings now. Chrysler is giving me a refund. You can get a lemon in anything, but, Chrysler showed such arrogance through out this process it was almost unbelieveable. Talk about consumer confidence. I gave the american car industry another chance and they have failed miserably. I'm done! It's Infinity or Lexus now! Look at the list of consumer satisfaction list and see who's on top! As far as presidents go, Reagan or whomever he hired and depended on were brilliant compared to the folks we've had in the last 2 decades as far as consumer confidence and American patriotism.

And I have to add, what idiot wouldn't loan money at 21% interest rate in the Carter years?

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11-21-2006 04:08 PM  11 years agoPost 60
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