Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Making the best of a down economy

From CNN's Danielle Gallagher: With all of the layoffs, lots of people are starting over. Some are even starting their own businesses. Armed with an entrepreneurial spirit and lots of research, iReporter SSpurlock (real name: Sheri Spurlock) opened a glove boutique in 2008. The “glove gal” shared her story with iReport.com and admits that starting your own business is not that easy in a tough economy. It was a risk, but in this niche market, her glove shop is doing well. Spurlock spoke to Fredricka Whitfield in the CNN Newsroom this past Sunday. If you have the entrepreneurial spirit or a re-invention story, please share it with us!

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February 11, 2009
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Just find this and you'll be able to retire

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C74oHF-RCJk

February 11, 2009
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Day after day I listen to the so called experts opining on the state of the economy and the consensus seems to be the problems are so many and so complicated no one knows how to solve it. Rubbish, every honest businessman out there knows exactly how to solve a multitude of complicated problems; they’ve been doing it for years.

 

There was a young African prince whose father  had died suddenly and left him the kingdom with any number of economic problems, in addition, some of his neighbors, seeing an inexperienced new head of state, began to lay plans to unseat the new king and join his kingdom to theirs. The young man was bemoaning his plight to one of his senior advisors wanting to know how he was expected to handle the situation. His advisor said, “The same way you would eat an elephant.” The king asked, “Just how do you eat an elephant?” The advisor replied, “One bite at a time.”

 

I can go out into the streets of Any Town USA and recruit honest men and women like Joe the Plumber, Bill the Electrician, Sam the Haberdasher, Mary Jane the Department store owner, Harry the Real Estate Developer, Max the builder, etc., turn them lose with the authority to negotiate with the financial gurus on Wall Street and this economy will come roaring back. And you wont have to pay them a million dollars a year; most of them will do it just for the hell of it. I know I would.

 

Of course they’ve never handled a billion dollars let alone 700 billion, but what does that have to do with anything? They certainly understand the importance of cash flow which seems to have eluded those in charge, be they government or private industry.

 

One last thought, when anyone else starts telling us how complicated the problem is we are smart enough to know we are about to get screwed.

February 12, 2009
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global economic slowdown impact on us, no rolling over money, every financial institutions / IT sector / Development Centre just reserved / freez the new production.

 

Layoff's is on from last 1.5 yrs, but still no solutions.

 

we are just hoping for Bailout packages in Billions and Trillions of Dollars.

 

Till there is bailout package for each and every Sector.

 

Bailout is the solution of Recession Time???

 

http://jito.blog.co.in

February 12, 2009
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would like to make it my job after watching ac360 report on bonus and waste of sending e-mails and calling 800 numbers to these firms. Why cannot Anderson post them as they took my money and wasted it. I still remember the old movies about the great depression and seeing people standing around 55 gallon drums with fires built in them for warmth. how about numbers and e-mail addresses as they are now our empoyees.

February 12, 2009
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Forclosure Solution? It is well known that the foundation of the economy is built on the perception and reinforced by the housing market. The greatest punch to our current economy is the growing number of home foreclosures. Current plans do not offer real assistance for home owners and the few who do get help are seldom ones who deserve it. I have a suggestion that will help homeowners in trouble, potentially stabilize the housing crisis, and place the majority of the long run burden in the hands of those responsible, thus saving many tax dollars. Allow me to elaborate.

First, allow homeowners who are in jeopardy to refinance their current mortgages at 65 to 80 % of their original purchase value at a fair interest rate without closing cost. Meanwhile, the remaining amount owed can be placed with a 6 year balloon payment at a interest rate comparable to what the average customer is paid through their savings account . By the time the balloon payment becomes due the economy will hopefully be recovered and the homes should have enough equity to absorb the balloon amount. This will result in less foreclosures and stabilize the falling home prices. It will reestablish faith in the housing market and split the cost of such a plan between the homeowner who irresponsibly purchased a loan they could not afford and the lending institutions involved in such questionable lending practices.

February 12, 2009
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We commended our future to the government who entrusted the taxpayer’s money to these corporate and banking industries who then spent the money lavishing their offices and buying luxurious things that has nothing to do with helping the people who needed it most.  What if the government provided the money to the people, and we decide who we wanted to bail out?  Sounds ridiculous? But what happened to the $700 billion bailout plan, did that go into plan as to what they said it would be?  People have lost their homes, jobs, small businesses have closed down, health care and education systems are not getting enough funds from the government whom people rely on, and list goes on and on.  Corporate businesses who asked once, were given a bail out immediately hoping that they will help the people, but where is the help?  Government is afraid that corporate and big businesses will fall, but what about the people, who cares if we fall?  Bail out – what does that really mean, will these companies who got the bail out money really have to pay back the government?  People on the other hand who really needed the money and those who were provided assistance, will surely be obligated to pay back every penny they borrowed, plus interest and more.

February 12, 2009
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Few of you will recognize the name Michael Milken, but he became known as the “junk bond king” during the 1980s. Mr. Milken used junk bonds (high risk securities, sound familiar?) to manipulate the financial markets. He pleaded to six felony charges and received ten years, but his sentence was reduced to two years and 1800 hours of community service. He, and his company Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc., were ordered to pay $1 billion in restitution, penalties and fines. The judgement forced the company into bankruptcy, but it is believed Milken was left with hundreds of millions of dollars.

 

That was more than two decades ago and is important only to demonstrate that the more things change the more they stay the same. The FBI has finally been awakened by the public outrage and began an investigation into this present scandal. Now it is up to us to keep the ball rolling. Call and write your congressmen and Senators and see to it that the investigation continues until this mess is resolved, the guilty go to jail and their ill gotten gains are recovered.

 

And there is the rub; no ponzi scheme this large could have operated for this long of a period without the blessing, or inaction on the part of the regulatory agencies. Neither would it surprise me to discover that some of our “honorable” representatives were involved; again, because someone with this responsibility had to be looking the other way; they’ve violated their trust and their must be a penalty for doing so. And it must be more than a notation in their 201 file. So, again we must insist that this investigation be followed to wherever the cash leads.

 

Remember, once a dollar enters the system it can never leave; it can only be taken out of circulation. So if all of those dollars are missing they have been stashed somewhere; a lock box in Switzerland or the Caiman Islands or a box in someone’s backyard. If it is taken to China or a mud hut in Borneo it is only out of the American system, not the world’s and it will surely find its way back. So, FBI find our money and return it to the coffers of the US Treasury. We cannot let the guilty party profit from their nefarious activities. Neither can we let those “down the line” walk away with those assets because they are accessories after the fact.

 

Note: I am not the only one that knows how money circulates. Those in charge of those funds know it as well as I, so don’t let them tell you any different.

 

Yes, you are right the families of some of those who perpetuated this fraud are going to suffer, although they had no hand in it. I would pose two questions:

1. Did they benefit from the actions of the bread winner?

2. What about the families of those who lost everything because of this fraud?

February 17, 2009
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I know the President talked about tax breaks for elderly well did he do anything? How about not taxes pensions? Have you heard anything on this? tks

February 17, 2009
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Apreciada Suze, hace tres meses hice llegar a Obama, información sobre la ECONOMIA ADMINICULAR, con la finalidad de lograr la recuperación de la economía mundial, es algo que escribi en mi libro EUCRACIA y según veo las noticias, lo esta realizando.

 

Comunique lo siguiente:

CON LA EUCRACIA: ECONOMÍA ADMINICULAR

Percátense que, a través de la historia de los Pueblos, los políticos han tenido y tienen como objetivo “ayudar y auxiliar” al ciudadano aplicando economías que en realidad son ensayos económicos, lamentablemente con formulas de Organismos y que otros países quieren que se aplique, por eso es que los resultados fueron ineficientes para los propios Pueblos. Nunca ha existido una fórmula propia, original, de tal forma que los Organismos Internacionales y los países interesados no se inmiscuyan, tal que, el diseño económico, sea genuino y tenga como siempre, pero esta vez de verdadera razón, no sólo buena intención, sino que sea totalmente de ayuda y auxilio eficaz, con esto me estoy refiriendo a la Economía Adminicular, la que considero como suprema administración económica eucrática, que permite el desarrollo de naciones empobrecidas, bajo la “ayuda o auxilio eficaz y equilibrado”. El cual trata de la producción y distribución de la riqueza en la sociedad de manera que el Estado pueda evitar que una vasta mayoría permanezca en la miseria. La economía nace desde que el hombre se da cuenta que no puede obtener todo lo que quiere, enfrentándose a su problema básico, que es la escasez, puesto que sino hubiera escasez no habría necesidad de la disciplina económica. La Economía es la disciplina que estudia la producción, distribución, cambio y consumo de los bienes materiales que satisfacen las necesidades humanas, para su bienestar común y en sociedad. Simplemente y en general, la economía es la administración recta y prudente de los bienes.

 

LA ECONOMIA ADMINICULAR ES AUXILIO Y AYUDA EFICAZ

La Economía Adminicular, cumple realmente su esencia conceptual de “auxilio” y “ayuda” que a través de los siglos vienen reclamando diferentes colectividades humanas. Pues se pretende un “auxilio y ayuda eficaz” para que los ciudadanos y para que el Pueblo en su conjunto superen su empobrecida situación, organizados con sus propias aportaciones económicas, la que con eficacia será administrada por el propio Pueblo, asesorados por el Estado con leyes pertinentes y fiscalizados por el Poder Omnisciente del Pueblo, para que administrando sus propios fondos se logre en primera instancia el desarrollo personal, basada en la salud y un fondo de jubilación. De esta forma se logrará un desarrollo familiar, sociedad local y la nación en su conjunto, con las llamadas células económicas. Pero esta vez con la Ética en forma de gobierno, más no aquella ética que sólo queda registrada como una simple norma de conducta y se encuentra empolvada en los escaparates de las diferentes instituciones estatales y particulares politizadas.

 

SIGNIFICADO DE ADMINICULAR

Adminicular es una palabra de origen latino, cuya raíz etimológica es “adminiculare” de “adminiculum” que significa “Apoyo” “Auxilio” y su uso está generalizado en el lenguaje jurídico, bajo el concepto de dar mayor virtud o eficacia a alguna cosa ayudando para sus efectos con otra, como fortalecer una prueba con indicios. La mayor parte de diccionarios lo conceptualizan así: Ayudar o auxiliar con algunas cosas a otras para darles mayor virtud o eficacia. La Economía Adminicular es el predicamento de la dignidad humana.

 

PRINCIPIO RECIPROCANTE DE LA ECONOMÍA ADMINICULAR

En el ordenamiento social eucrático, la economía adminicular debe encontrarse en equilibrio constante entre las fuerzas económicas del Estado y las células socioeconómicas de la nación, de tal forma que el Estado disminuya sus gastos propios y aumente los gastos de interés social. La economía adminicular se fundamenta en el Principio Reciprocante Socioeconómico, el que se sintetiza en el siguiente enunciado: Si sobre un sistema socioeconómico en equilibrio se ejerce una fuerza contraria que pretenda contrarrestar este equilibrio, tal como un flujo de fondos capitalistas o un reflujo de fondos neoliberalistas, entonces se tiene que generar un desplazamiento del equilibrio o ya social o ya económico hacia un sentido que tienda a cancelar la fuerza ejercida, de tal forma que la fuerza de auxilio o de ayuda mantenga el equilibrio socioeconómico preexistente y que en este punto se inicie un nuevo punto de reivindicación favorable para la estructura del Estado que mantenga en equilibrio el desarrollo de la Nación en su conjunto.

 

Ante este enunciado, es muy probable, que los economistas, dirán: ¡Imposible! Esto no funciona o que no tiene pies y cabeza. Ante esta admiración, nos vienen unas preguntas: ¿Entonces, porque sus ya conocidas formulas económicas no logran sacar de la pobreza a nuestras naciones y sólo se ve enriquecer a las naciones más ricas? ¿Será acaso que los economistas, no tienen esta capacidad de resolver las economías empobrecidas o que subyacentemente existen otros intereses personales, que se relaciona con los capitalistas y políticos mediocres para quienes trabajan, sin reclamo?  Esta hipótesis de economía adminicular, es el Todo, las partes son las operaciones matemáticas que se han de ajustar al nuevo diseño económico. En cualquier disciplina del conocimiento humano se han de aplicar las interdisciplinas. Es cómo la acción de hacer compras en el Mercado, antes y después tendremos que medir cuanto tenemos y luego diferenciaremos cuanto gastamos. No es nada difícil, las matemáticas se han creado para facilitar la vida humana, para hacerla más viable y no para sacrificar a un solo hombre, a un Pueblo, o a una Nación.

February 17, 2009
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Apreciada Suze, hace tres meses hice llegar a Obama, información sobre la ECONOMIA ADMINICULAR, con la finalidad de lograr la recuperación de la economía mundial, es algo que escribi en mi libro EUCRACIA y según veo las noticias, lo esta realizando.

 

Comunique lo siguiente:

CON LA EUCRACIA: ECONOMÍA ADMINICULAR

Percátense que, a través de la historia de los Pueblos, los políticos han tenido y tienen como objetivo “ayudar y auxiliar” al ciudadano aplicando economías que en realidad son ensayos económicos, lamentablemente con formulas de Organismos y que otros países quieren que se aplique, por eso es que los resultados fueron ineficientes para los propios Pueblos. Nunca ha existido una fórmula propia, original, de tal forma que los Organismos Internacionales y los países interesados no se inmiscuyan, tal que, el diseño económico, sea genuino y tenga como siempre, pero esta vez de verdadera razón, no sólo buena intención, sino que sea totalmente de ayuda y auxilio eficaz, con esto me estoy refiriendo a la Economía Adminicular, la que considero como suprema administración económica eucrática, que permite el desarrollo de naciones empobrecidas, bajo la “ayuda o auxilio eficaz y equilibrado”. El cual trata de la producción y distribución de la riqueza en la sociedad de manera que el Estado pueda evitar que una vasta mayoría permanezca en la miseria. La economía nace desde que el hombre se da cuenta que no puede obtener todo lo que quiere, enfrentándose a su problema básico, que es la escasez, puesto que sino hubiera escasez no habría necesidad de la disciplina económica. La Economía es la disciplina que estudia la producción, distribución, cambio y consumo de los bienes materiales que satisfacen las necesidades humanas, para su bienestar común y en sociedad. Simplemente y en general, la economía es la administración recta y prudente de los bienes.

 

LA ECONOMIA ADMINICULAR ES AUXILIO Y AYUDA EFICAZ

La Economía Adminicular, cumple realmente su esencia conceptual de “auxilio” y “ayuda” que a través de los siglos vienen reclamando diferentes colectividades humanas. Pues se pretende un “auxilio y ayuda eficaz” para que los ciudadanos y para que el Pueblo en su conjunto superen su empobrecida situación, organizados con sus propias aportaciones económicas, la que con eficacia será administrada por el propio Pueblo, asesorados por el Estado con leyes pertinentes y fiscalizados por el Poder Omnisciente del Pueblo, para que administrando sus propios fondos se logre en primera instancia el desarrollo personal, basada en la salud y un fondo de jubilación. De esta forma se logrará un desarrollo familiar, sociedad local y la nación en su conjunto, con las llamadas células económicas. Pero esta vez con la Ética en forma de gobierno, más no aquella ética que sólo queda registrada como una simple norma de conducta y se encuentra empolvada en los escaparates de las diferentes instituciones estatales y particulares politizadas.

 

SIGNIFICADO DE ADMINICULAR

Adminicular es una palabra de origen latino, cuya raíz etimológica es “adminiculare” de “adminiculum” que significa “Apoyo” “Auxilio” y su uso está generalizado en el lenguaje jurídico, bajo el concepto de dar mayor virtud o eficacia a alguna cosa ayudando para sus efectos con otra, como fortalecer una prueba con indicios. La mayor parte de diccionarios lo conceptualizan así: Ayudar o auxiliar con algunas cosas a otras para darles mayor virtud o eficacia. La Economía Adminicular es el predicamento de la dignidad humana.

 

PRINCIPIO RECIPROCANTE DE LA ECONOMÍA ADMINICULAR

En el ordenamiento social eucrático, la economía adminicular debe encontrarse en equilibrio constante entre las fuerzas económicas del Estado y las células socioeconómicas de la nación, de tal forma que el Estado disminuya sus gastos propios y aumente los gastos de interés social. La economía adminicular se fundamenta en el Principio Reciprocante Socioeconómico, el que se sintetiza en el siguiente enunciado: Si sobre un sistema socioeconómico en equilibrio se ejerce una fuerza contraria que pretenda contrarrestar este equilibrio, tal como un flujo de fondos capitalistas o un reflujo de fondos neoliberalistas, entonces se tiene que generar un desplazamiento del equilibrio o ya social o ya económico hacia un sentido que tienda a cancelar la fuerza ejercida, de tal forma que la fuerza de auxilio o de ayuda mantenga el equilibrio socioeconómico preexistente y que en este punto se inicie un nuevo punto de reivindicación favorable para la estructura del Estado que mantenga en equilibrio el desarrollo de la Nación en su conjunto.

 

Ante este enunciado, es muy probable, que los economistas, dirán: ¡Imposible! Esto no funciona o que no tiene pies y cabeza. Ante esta admiración, nos vienen unas preguntas: ¿Entonces, porque sus ya conocidas formulas económicas no logran sacar de la pobreza a nuestras naciones y sólo se ve enriquecer a las naciones más ricas? ¿Será acaso que los economistas, no tienen esta capacidad de resolver las economías empobrecidas o que subyacentemente existen otros intereses personales, que se relaciona con los capitalistas y políticos mediocres para quienes trabajan, sin reclamo?  Esta hipótesis de economía adminicular, es el Todo, las partes son las operaciones matemáticas que se han de ajustar al nuevo diseño económico. En cualquier disciplina del conocimiento humano se han de aplicar las interdisciplinas. Es cómo la acción de hacer compras en el Mercado, antes y después tendremos que medir cuanto tenemos y luego diferenciaremos cuanto gastamos. No es nada difícil, las matemáticas se han creado para facilitar la vida humana, para hacerla más viable y no para sacrificar a un solo hombre, a un Pueblo, o a una Nación.

February 18, 2009
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Dear Mr. & Ms. America,

 

I offer my apology as a Goldwater Republican.

 

That’s right I’ve voted Republican since Barry Goldwater ran for president. How long has that been? I am not really sure but it seems somewhere back before the beginning of time. Like every “good” republican I cast my vote and win, or lose I felt I had done my God given duty and depended on God to look after me, and America. But, I am finally realizing that just isn’t enough. Should I have been voting for the Democrats? No! But, I have to give credit where credit is due, they were honest enough to tell us they intended to spend us into bankruptcy.

 

What I should have been doing was watching what my elected officials were doing and called them to task when they left the straight and narrow. You see there is an adage in politics that says, “go along to get along.” The main vehicle of this adage travels in is a “rider”. It works along these lines, a reasonable bills is on its way through congress with a reasonable assurance of passage and Republican Congressman Hog attaches a pork chop to it. Democratic Senator Pig says, “Well alright but I get to attach some ham also.” Then Independent Congressman Porker says, “Hey, wait a minute how about some sausage?” The next thing you we know the whole damn hog made it through and the taxpayer gets the check, pays the bill and goes hungry.

 

A prime example of this is Obama’s stimulus bill the only ones to benefit are the ones who caused the problem in the first place and the constituents of the Democratic leaders. But, lets be fair we Republicans are just as guilty. Perhaps more so, not only did Bush give the oil companies a large tax break (as if they needed one) but he and Paulson tried to give the bankers who were instrumental in this melt down 700 billion through TARP. Fortunately, they only got 350 billion. However, that foolish mistake opened the door for the Democrats to do the same. Again,, they were more honest than we Republicans, Obama told us what he was going to do before he was elected. We Republicans lied and claimed to be conservative.

 

Am I against the stimulus plan because of the amount? Absolutely not, I could care less even if it were 10 trillion as long as it was spent to produce long term assets that would generate income and not spent on living expenses. When I say long term assets that generate income I mean things like schools, roads, bridges, airports, research and development, these will generate income to pay off the debt.

 

By living expenses I mean the day to day operations of government, those that must be paid for as we go. They include, military, law enforcement, firemen, healthcare, etc. They certainly do not include plush new offices for politicians. If one uses borrowed money to live on he is eating his assets and one day the lender is going to say, “It is payment time.” And there goes the security for any future loans. Then what are you going to eat on? Every farmer knows if he eats his seed he will go hungry and we are eating our seed.

 

Our elected representatives have political careers and that means if they want continued employment they must do as instructed by the voters. So, this policy of pork legislation will continue as long as we Americans send our representatives to Washington and our state capitals with the understanding that they are to secure as many benefits as possible for those who elected them. Take a long hard look at where this policy has taken us.

 

Nancy Peolsi is from California so we get a high speed rail service from Los Angles to Las Vegas and subsidies for movie studios; as if Tom Cruse, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, etc. needed one. So, what is a repentant Goldwater Republican to do? Vote Democrat? No, can’t vote for the slayers of the innocents. Say , “The hell with it and go get drunk.” No, can’t do that either; don’t swear and don’t drink.

 

I know what I must do! I will watch those I send to Washington and Atlanta and when I see the, go along to get along swing into action I will let them know that I see what is going on and I will remember at election time. I will remind them the only legitimate function of government is to protect its citizens form enemies be they foreign or domestic and it certainly isn’t to make the fat cats fatter no matter how much they contribute to their campaign war chest. But, I must also back off from the trough and let those who really need sustenance have the place I’ve been occupying.

 

I realize we are all in the same boat; a boat we all created. Our greed fed the greed of our Wall Street friends, and Detroit, when we gave them license to let their desires run wild to the detriment of our nation. Even though we may not have profited from their excess it matters not. Still, we must tighten our belts and demand that they and our elected representatives do the same. If we find the wisdom and strength to do this, God might relent and give our nation another chance.

 

Again, I apologize for not being a better watchman on the wall.

Sincerely,

Charles A. Bailey

February 19, 2009
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Starting your own business can hurt in this encomomy...

 

President Obama made sure to address the unemployment and the benefits they get. What about the self employed or consultants that are not eligible for unemployment. If CNN wants to get the numbers correct on how many people are really unemployed they need to look at this group. Consultants and Self-employed individuals are affected tremendously by the downturn. They are usually the 1st to be cut. Now all of these individuals including me, do not qualify for unemployment, we cannot find employment and we are losing our homes and don't know where to turn. Maybe President Obama should make some arrangements for these individuals who worked so hard for years and at no fault to their own are now unemployed and cannot collect benefits. I certainly think that would be money better spent than on sex education or stop smoking. We have been honest, hard working individuals who are up against the wall with absolutely no where to go.

February 19, 2009
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Goodyear Tires just reported they where going to lay off

5,000 more people do to production. Why are they spending 50 million dollars to build a plant in china this year. Why is this not being reported?

March 1, 2009
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One thing I might be cutting out is my Comcast cable bill. Today I turned to CNN which I watch a lot because it gives the most balanced view of the news. When CNN came up on the screen, Comcast had tag line over CNN Channel 34 that said On On Demand. We only have basic cable and On Demand has always meant that it was a premium channel that you had to pay extra for. We don't ever use On Demand. I noticed the same tags were on The Learning Channel and the History Channel. Noticably absent was the tag from Fox News the most biased news network. With the bad economy and people having to cut back, are we going to be denied excess to CNN unless we pay more money, and will people get their news from Fox News?? How demoralizing and scary! I as millions of other devoted CNN viewers, have appreciated the features you have had on surviving this economy and keeping up to date on all the news affecting our economy. Can you please check into this and reassure your devoted viewers that we haven't been cut out of the balanced news we need so desperately at a time like this. DeAnna

March 2, 2009
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I have come up with a sure way to get the economy jumping in less than 30 days. How about giving each household a $250,000.00 bail out. I gaurantee you the banks would be back on track, housing sales would go up, car sales up, retail sales up, families paying off debts, foreclosures stopped, unemployed could start their own businesses. This still wouldn't equal out to the 3.6 trillion dollar plan. But I guess that's too much like right. Give the money to the banks and big CEO's and let them continue to buy expensive drapes and oh yeah, what ever happened to those guys with the $400,00.00 spa treatments?

March 2, 2009
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Conspiracy is ALIVE.... the banks arent doing business, and the rich are selling off stocks to make the market fall. There is no reason the banks arent lending except that THEY DON'T WANT TO. Couple this fact with Limbaugh's thrust back to the spotlight and you bet ur keester that conspiracy is afoot. They want to be able to say that Obama failed at all cost. They are making the common man think that the rich person's fight is theirs. We have elected a black president, that shows progress. The next step is to elect one that is allowed to succeed. The MAN does exist, and he is rearing his ugly head. 95% of the Republican party is rich and white. If they banded together to only do just enough to keep themselves rich, while letting things go bad for everyone else, they can blame it on Obama. Ask yourself... Are the richest Americans still rich? Is it looking like Obama's policies have failed, even before they have time to root? Go figure.

March 4, 2009
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Why the Republicans want Obama to fail.

 

For the eight years of the Democratic Clinton years the US had its best, most productive years.

For the eight years of the Republican Bush W years the US had its most disastrous years.

How would it look for the Republicans if Obama was able to recover from the disasters of the Bush W years?  Isn’t it obvious why Limbaugh and the rest of the Republicans cannot afford to support Obama if they are to maintain any semblance of government responsibility?

During the Clinton years the Republicans were not interested in the welfare of the country, their main focus was to unseat Bill Clinton. In spite of all the GOP obstructionisms he led the country to its most prosperous years. I now realize that the GOP has been transformed from the Grand Old Party to the Goons Obstructing Progress.

March 17, 2009
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i know some one in ga who is taking people money stated your money will double in three months alot of people fall for it including my self, it is a scam what can i do to get my money back from him i invest 16,500.00$ i'a cna working for 10.00$ an hour please mr larry king i need your help his name is george theodule

December 21, 2009
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