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March 6th, 2009, 02:49 PM #1
Obama Admin plum out of ideas
(assuming it had any to begin with)
Uh Oh, White House Seeks Economic Advice From Twitter
Twitter cofounder and CEO Ev Williams is headed to the White House today. The administration invited him to join a “young business leaders" summit to discuss the economic crises.
As Ev himself puts it -- in a Twitter message, of course -- "[this] must mean they're *really* out of ideas."
A reminder: With 6 million members and 700% plus growth, Twitter makes no money in the US. (It sells some ads in Japan).
March 6th, 2009, 03:44 PM #2
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No one is out of ideas. So many people in this country are so concentrated on their own happiness. There is no reason we can't fix our economic problems. Politicians don't pursue a lot of bills our solutions because they could end their career by making the public un happy. The truly righteous politician have their hands tied due to the bill of rights and constitution. Here's a quick fix but would never pass because it supports communism
1) restrict rental property owners from charging more that 5% more than the yearly tax value.
2) eliminate grants our citizens don't use.
3) Raise import tax to 40%
4) stop funding other countries rebuilding efforts ( not just iraq)
5) Give sheriff departments jurisdiction over their entire state.
6) investigate judges for handing out inconsistant sentences
7) Vigorously enforce INS regulations
8) Force business to hire workers that speak english (what is our official language?)
9) Take amenities away from prisons (federal prisons don't need cable) that don't mean take away their sports
10) eliminate child support that is being paid to a parent that is remarried ( This will eliminate so many problems its insane. Think about! the purpose of child support is to make up for income in a home that isn't there, if the parent is remarried that new spouse takes over that responsibility)
11) remove that "inhumane death" from the books If they are going to put to death they are not going to feel the pain for the rest of eternity.
12) make everyone pay medicare not just those making under $80,000 per year
13) raise the federal tax rate on anyone making more than $250,000 to 42%
14) limit immigration from other countries per year! (temporary)
If these things were implemented in our government (yes it would make a lot of people unhappy) we could be out of this recession in 5 years!
March 7th, 2009, 11:14 AM #3
Not only out of ideas, but Geither can't staff his department, Gupta decided the "I need to clean out my sock drawer, sorry." can took a pass. It is getting obvious that working for the Obama administration is a career killer.Luddites weren't wrong, just premature.
March 7th, 2009, 11:17 AM #4
It's been obvious that you are delusional. Where do you come up with these fantasies?
I swear, you just make stuff up and post it. Write a comic strip or something, fer chrissakes!Never send to know for whom the bell tolls . . .
March 7th, 2009, 01:54 PM #5
Hmm. . .
Treasury island: Geithner's lost crew
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is trying to stabilize the nation’s banking industry, implement a housing rescue plan and prop up a plunging stock market – all with about 18 vacant senior positions, virtually the entire upper echelon of his department.
The staff is so faceless that lobbyists have begun trading jokes about a “ghost” bureaucracy, given the many empty picture frames hanging on the department’s walls. . .
“The house is on fire and you’ve got one guy with the hose,”Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
March 7th, 2009, 07:40 PM #6
I think Obama's legacy is that he could deliver a powerful speech but just couldn't get anything done.
March 7th, 2009, 10:46 PM #7
brandon, you are sounding like Rush now. And an astute observation also. A great charismatic orator, the gift of gab and a connection with America. But an absolute idiot in domestic, economic and foreign policy. His oratory skills and grab-bag goodie-tossing cannot stop this de-railed locomotive.
Remember that jib-jab video "It's time for campaigning"?
Time for Some Campaignin' | Funny Video Animation by JibJab
Last edited by Toadman; March 7th, 2009 at 10:50 PM."The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal unfair sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of mediocrity and motivation. Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, gospel of envy, and its only inherent virtue is in the equal sharing of misery.
March 7th, 2009, 11:40 PM #8
You remind me of the Edward G. Robinson character in the Ten Commandments, who is quick to sell-out Moses whenever there is an obstacle.Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
March 8th, 2009, 04:12 AM #9Why should they take a pay-cut and work for the government, so people like Chuck can write shit about them in blogs?Luddites weren't wrong, just premature.
March 8th, 2009, 08:17 AM #10
The all powerful Senate Banking Committee is who you blame for this crisis? The committee has no authority of its own and whose purpose is to amend and send legislation to the full Senate. From there, legislation has to be passed by the House too and then signed by the president. So don't say it's not Bush's fault. He could have threatened a veto, as he did in the past. The problems started on his watch, more accurately, on his lack-of-watch.
As Frank Rich said in today's (Sunday) column:In his recent letter to shareholders, a chastened Warren Buffett likened our financial institutions’ recklessness to venereal disease. Even the innocent were infected because “it’s not just whom you sleep with” but also “whom they” — unnamed huge financial institutions — “are sleeping with,” he wrote. Indeed, our government is in the morally untenable position of rewarding the most promiscuous carrier of them all, A.I.G., with as much as $180 billion in taxpayers’ cash transfusions (so far) precisely because it can’t be disentangled from all the careless (and unidentified) trading partners sharing its infection.
And you are way off-base with oil. Even if the oil companies wanted to drill more, which they really don't, because they want the prices to be high, the problem wasn't an oil shortage. The nation had a glut of oil that was getting bid up to higher prices on Wall St.
Getting back to Geither hiring staff, I'm sure if Geither wanted to higher unqualified hack ideologues, like Bush did, he could have filled the spots easily. Maybe he wants qualified candidates?
Last edited by MTAtech; March 8th, 2009 at 08:47 AM.Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
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