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Does anyone remember when the USA was in danger of collapsing? When if it was not a depression? Will we survive as a country dedicated to God and the Freedoms that our forefathers fought so hard to pr
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Our Economy???

posted at 5/4/2012 5:36 AM EDT
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Does anyone remember when the USA was in danger of collapsing? When if it was not a depression? Will we survive as a country dedicated to God and the Freedoms that our forefathers fought so hard to preserve and our Fathers, Uncles, Sons and Daughters are trying to protect and giving their life's blood? I never thought that I would ever see the day when our country would sink to such a low.

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posted at 5/4/2012 7:14 AM EDT
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It is very sad.  I don't think that most of the people in this country remember (or care) about the hardship that our forefathers went through to live in and build this country.

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posted at 5/4/2012 7:38 AM EDT
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i remember as a child my family had cards that aloud us to get gas every other week .coffee cards i didn't understand why now i do is was a bad time i was born in 1940 and it was about war now we have high gas high food and its hard to pay for it do i buy food or gas?????????????

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posted at 5/4/2012 8:27 AM EDT
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the economy stinks .

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posted at 5/4/2012 9:23 AM EDT
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We must remember to vote and get others to vote if we want to save our freedoms in God we trust

Re: Our Economy???

posted at 5/4/2012 9:48 AM EDT
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I do remember the "old days". I still have some ration stamps and a gas sticker.  We thought those days were bad; but I refer to them as the "good ole days" compared to where we are now!  What a shame that we have to pinch pennies, be afraid to go out after dark, and duck every time we hear a loud noise. I'm so glad I was born in a "good" time. I can't imagine what the "new borns" are in for as time goes by. I hope everyone is praying.....it will take a miracle to save this country!!

Re: Our Economy???

posted at 5/4/2012 11:52 AM EDT
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The only way out is to get out and vote this year.

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posted at 5/4/2012 4:45 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
Our conomy Is pretty bad right Now,no argument there.However it hasbeen a lot worse  here & still is worse overseas;
While food here is expensive we can stil find a good variety of products for sale: sugar; milk eggs; fruits& veggies; which in other countries is either rationtioned or only available at prices impossible for the average working prson to buy.Jobs are difficult to get & keep  but in some countries Scientists w/University  degrees must sweep streetsorclean public restrooms for a chance to earn lessthan enough for housing, food & transporation ..Public  transport in other countries is often the target of terrorists
Yes;we have it tough,but    it's still a lot better, here than in other places;
It's just  that we are"spoiled" by having  had it so good for many years; we have forotten the hardships of the past and are not willing to  live w/in our limitations ,made worse by living beyond our means for too  long &  building up huge credit card debt to do so. That credit card debt is making it even more dificult for us now going up yearly by  asmuchas20%( interst costs) 
Even our govt is in debt & that is making it more difficultfor us all.It's time to accept reality ;if you receive  XXX$$$$ you cannot continually expect to live as if you receive   XXXX$$$$$YellFrown
Some  go out for burgers & f
ries& " supersize " it  & feel deprived at not having a steak dinner .
Hubby & I share a value meal; bring our own water bottles & are delighted / the special treat of dining together in a heated  or cooled  restaurant.Innocent



Re: Our Economy???

posted at 5/4/2012 7:55 PM EDT
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Our economy is pretty much decimated thanks to numerous blunders on the part of the people running this country(most elected.......some appointed).  Common sense went out the window it seems for those people.  What we need is someone who can actually make a budget and stick to it, not keep borrowing to give it away here or abroad. 

I agree with Ann to an extent.  A lot of people in this country have been living beyond their means for years, some still do even today.  And those of us who act like responsible adults are expected to bail them out.

The only way things will change is by replacing the "entitlement" attitude with common sense again.  I pray that we can find leaders that will be able to save this country from complete ruin.  Please keep that in mind when you vote.

Re: Our Economy???

posted at 5/4/2012 10:11 PM EDT
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Exercising our right to vote, and voting from an informed viewpoint, not just "party" lines, is the key here, I believe. I also agree that the past few years have been too much about seeing how many things one can accumulate, and having no appreciation for anything. My hope is that the majority of citizens see this, and when times begin to improve they don't go back to their old spending ways.

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posted at 5/5/2012 7:04 AM EDT
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they are saying that it is getting better but the people are thing different.

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posted at 5/5/2012 7:26 AM EDT
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We all must live within our limits - whatever happened to personal respnsibility? Yes some do need help.  Our economy  is not healthy.

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posted at 5/5/2012 8:03 AM EDT
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its bad

Re: Our Economy???

posted at 5/5/2012 10:46 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
  We can all learn from these difficult times(to livew/in our incomes)
Prices of necessary things  are now so inflated that we must learn  to live w/o things we once thought  usual & expected.We need to turn our heat down a few degrees orAC up a few; walk more; carpool or take public transportation moroften watch out for sales; use coupons;eat smallerportions, learn  to enjoy water, instead ofexpecting flavors;sweetened  &  carbonated. This can be ealthier for our bodies& our wallets.If we are stuck w/ debts from past  self-indulgences,we need to first  lower those down(pay off credit cards); 
Once when  a pair ofshoeswas worn down at the heel/sole; we took the to ashoerepairshop to havethem reheeled/resoledsoled.The repair cost was about $5  vs buying  newshoesfor$25
 Shoes nowcost $50+ & there are no longer shoe repair shops in our city where once there were 3. Many of us do not l ook atthegrocery eceipt o see if the prices charged are the same as those advertised. I do & receive as much as $4.50  in one week refund on overcharges. 
 we make a habit to make sure what we are charged (restaurants; grocrery stores, gas stationswhat the advertised price  promises.Iknow of very few others who do this.I have been told by the overcharging  store/dealer that "no one else ever  complains about the errors in pricing"  as if we should be ashamed of our consciencousness in  keeping w/in our budget..If we cannot afford a  generous & well deserved  tip; to the server; we get take out food. If there is a surcharge to subsitute tofu for meat in a stir-fry dish; we payit willingly to get what we want, or I pepare the dish myself at home. we watch pennies but have no problem in paying for what we  want & expect good service... we share a "special"  dessert &  use the remaining $6 to reward  the server who thoughtfully brought 2 spoons or forks w/our one dessert.WinkCool
it's not about saving pennies; it is about not  spending excessivelyon un-needed things.If a meal comes w/  a drink or free refil s on coffee are promised on the menu;we expect those things to be deliveredw/o a hassle, the server will be rewarded w/a suitable tip ;the restaurant, w/repeated patronage & references to others.
Ourgovt has paid $5,000 fora  TOILET SEAT & $12,000  for  a  COFFEE POT
I pokew/ aperson who made these purchases& there was no explaination of how /why this made sense, oher than nobody cares,it's only money & my time is  too valuable to waste looking for lower prices.!!!!!!!!!!!! !This same person  felt entitledto a BMW  on a  military paycheck.... and often will not  leave a tip even to  a server who made no errors or lapses, doing an excelent job taking care of  everything for the meal. The server may not  have a college degree or be saving g lives; but a meal out in which all is taken care f  in a rlaxed & timely fashion certainly deserves a proper tip as a reward.Ifyouo cannot afford 2 martinis& a$6 dessert as ell s a  20% tip; order one less martini& skip dessert; reward the hard working server who did their job well. i had a neighbor(elderly 8 7 yo  friend  who often tipped a buffet server $20  because his coffee cup was kept filled & he never ran out of hot rolls & butter He was a retired  WW2 veteran & teacher who appreciated being made to feel like "royalty".Money mouth





Re: Our Economy???

posted at 5/6/2012 7:45 AM EDT
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We must remember to vote and get others to vote if we want to save our freedoms in God we trust
Posted by Mary L


Amen to that Mary.

Re: Our Economy???

posted at 5/6/2012 7:46 AM EDT
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I do remember the "old days". I still have some ration stamps and a gas sticker.  We thought those days were bad; but I refer to them as the "good ole days" compared to where we are now!  What a shame that we have to pinch pennies, be afraid to go out after dark, and duck every time we hear a loud noise. I'm so glad I was born in a "good" time. I can't imagine what the "new borns" are in for as time goes by. I hope everyone is praying.....it will take a miracle to save this country!!
Posted by Darla M


I know that we in the Treasure Coast of FL are praying with all our might. We have special prayer groups, etc. Let's hope that our Lord hears our pleas.

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posted at 5/6/2012 7:48 AM EDT
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The only way out is to get out and vote this year.
Posted by Sara S


Sara,
You are so right, but unfortunately the spinmasters have the young and some oldsters believing the false dream.

Re: Our Economy???

posted at 5/6/2012 7:52 AM EDT
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Our economy is pretty much decimated thanks to numerous blunders on the part of the people running this country(most elected.......some appointed).  Common sense went out the window it seems for those people.  What we need is someone who can actually make a budget and stick to it, not keep borrowing to give it away here or abroad.  I agree with Ann to an extent.  A lot of people in this country have been living beyond their means for years, some still do even today.  And those of us who act like responsible adults are expected to bail them out. The only way things will change is by replacing the "entitlement" attitude with common sense again.  I pray that we can find leaders that will be able to save this country from complete ruin.  Please keep that in mind when you vote.
Posted by H. M

H. M.
I agree about the "entitlement" thing. We are seeing more crime because people seem to think that if you have something more than them, they should just take from you without a thought about the amount of denial and labor that you have made to get what you have. I was a widow for over 20 years and had to work at many jobs to pay my bills and put food on the table. Fast food? not something we did,. What happened to the work ethic???

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posted at 5/14/2012 7:41 AM EDT
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Does anyone see relief on the horizon? Gasoline prices are going down, but not enough and the price per barrel hasn't changed so what's up?

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posted at 5/27/2012 6:51 AM EDT
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The weight of the debt and the feeling of loosing control of our country is so depressing. I fear that my children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren...will never get out from the yoke of debt.
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