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charles-a-ray's picture
Oct.01.2008
     I have watched the U.S. financial meltdown with a growing sense of dismay.  It is also interesting to follow the finger pointing that is inevitable in situations like this.  The Administration, Congress, greedy corporate executives have all come in for their share of blame.  And if truth be...
bevan-morrison's picture
Sep.29.2008
I waited for Friday night's debate like a child eagerly awaits Christmas morning. To me, the debates are like the super bowl of the election. I plant myself in front of the tv and enthusiastically cheer on my team, the Democrats, and their captain, Barack Obama. I felt badly for both candidates...
bevan-morrison's picture
Sep.26.2008
As I typed in “Gallup Poll” in my search engine, I had an almost childlike excitement as I awaited the results. John McCain’s recent “determination” to resolve our country’s recent financial crisis and “ suspension” of his campaign to make it a top priority has turned my stomach enough to assume...
june-casagrande's picture
Sep.24.2008
I reluctantly support chipping in my share of $700 billion dollars -- (about $2,300 for every man, woman and child in the country but more for me since deadbeat kindergarteners aren't pulling their weight) -- to bail out companies driven to the brink of destruction by stupid, selfish, short-sighted...
bevan-morrison's picture
Sep.24.2008
In response to my latest blog about the economy, a good friend of mine brought up a good point. If McPalin is to be elected, and they continue to mercilessly drive the nation into the ground, would people actually come together, within their respective communities, to make change from the ground up...
dwayne-clemons's picture
Sep.22.2008
With the federal government sending waves of panic throughout the nation over the present condition of the financial markets, one has to wonder what all of this means. With the impending $1 trillion bail out of more banks for their greedy, unethical (and possibly illegal) pursuit of profits, how...
dwayne-clemons's picture
Sep.19.2008
Bear Stearns! Bailed out. IndyMac! Taken over by the federal government. Lehman Brothers! Filed bankruptcy. Merrill Lynch! Bought by Bank of America for pennies on the dollar. FreddieMac and FannieMae! Taken over by the federal government. Yet, we are told not to panic, that everything is alright,...
sybil-sage's picture
Sep.18.2008
Alan Greenspan characterized this economic crisis as the worst he's experienced in his lifetime, which was almost immediately disputed by John McCain assuring us, "The fundamentals of our economy are strong," echoed by Dana Perino, channeling George Bush, to tell reporters we have what it...
tenaya-jacob's picture
Sep.18.2008
America is on the fast track to economic ruin! Our government politicians are far too concerned with financial gain and far too little concerned about the long term effects of sending our technology, manufacturing companies, and American jobs to places like China and India. I can't tell you how...
rosy-cole's picture
Sep.16.2008
I've come to the conclusion that it's a mistake to mortgage the present for the sake of the future. There's a paradox in this, of course. I don't mean squandering money, or any kind of resource, because the future is uncertain, but making an investment in who we are as individuals and as a society...