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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:20 PM

"Ah, so *THAT* is what they mean by 'strong economy'!"

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Reply "Ah, so *THAT* is what they mean by 'strong economy'!" (Original post)
ck4829 Dec 2019 OP
kimbutgar Dec 2019 #1
ChubbyStar Dec 2019 #2
Vinca Dec 2019 #3
ck4829 Dec 2019 #4
Nature Man Dec 2019 #5
PatSeg Dec 2019 #8
Blue_playwright Dec 2019 #12
bullwinkle428 Dec 2019 #19
Skittles Dec 2019 #17
PatrickforO Dec 2019 #6
IronLionZion Dec 2019 #7
PatSeg Dec 2019 #9
erronis Dec 2019 #10
sagetea Dec 2019 #11
NoMoreRepugs Dec 2019 #13
world wide wally Dec 2019 #16
Caliman73 Dec 2019 #18
NoMoreRepugs Dec 2019 #20
Poiuyt Dec 2019 #23
ck4829 Dec 2019 #24
Schmice3 Dec 2019 #14
Nitram Dec 2019 #15
smirkymonkey Dec 2019 #21
Squinch Dec 2019 #22
ck4829 Dec 2019 #25
dewsgirl Dec 2019 #26
Name removed Dec 2019 #27

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:25 PM

1. So great

That I went to my local mall yesterday Sears, Forever 21 and Dress barn had going out of business. sales. In the first Saturday of December the mall had little traffic. Even in Target the lines were not bad.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:25 PM

2. Thank you!

K&R

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:29 PM

3. Has anyone else been shocked by the rise in grocery prices lately?

I swear every time I go to the store the item I previously bought is $1 more.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:30 PM

4. Yep, you're not alone with that

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Response to Vinca (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 01:31 PM

5. $1 more

and smaller

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Response to Vinca (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:35 PM

8. That's what happens I suppose

when the president screws over the farmers with his delusional trade wars. Many people predicted this would happen.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 03:38 PM

12. I've even noticed this at Aldi nt

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Response to Blue_playwright (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 06:20 PM

19. BOOM! Thank you for mentioning! Would have done so if you hadn't.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 06:06 PM

17. yes

it is VERY noticeable now

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:34 PM

6. THAT is in fact what they mean by a strong economy.

I've bookmarked to save this great image.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:34 PM

7. So awesome that my local Bed Bath and Beyond is closing

and has a going out of business sale. A Macy's nearby did the same a few months back. Some of this may be due to increased online sales, but still.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:36 PM

9. What a great meme

Thanks for posting!

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:55 PM

10. I would have put the emphasis on *THEY* since they are obviously not us.

THEY are a separate class perhaps separated by a totally unique genome.

Definitely separated by wealth and access to more than the mere basics of life.

THEY are the ones who are destroying the democratic process. THEY do not want us to have a say in THEIR activities. Laws are only for THEM.

THEY can pal around with others around the world who are intent on harming us. THEY only care about THEIR bank accounts and sometimes their families.

THEY don't care about the state of the world or its climate because THEY can insulate THEMSELVES for a while. But not forever. THEIR time will come.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 03:05 PM

11. I hope

that someday, we will stop measuring our economic growth by how good the rich are doing. It just blows my mind!


sage

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 03:40 PM

13. Where's the outrage for the Farm bailout? If its twice the

size of the auto industry bailout, 100% repaid with interest I believe, shouldn't the farm handouts be a topic of conversation????

That money is NEVER going to be repaid.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 04:12 PM

16. This, y'all

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 06:16 PM

18. Yes and No.

Democrats should not begrudge assistance to industries in need of support. We bailed out the big 3 because the livelihood of factory workers and all of the other industries supported by the auto industry were in trouble.

Our farmers keep us fed. They work hard and while many voted for Trump, it was because they likely fell for the lie that Trump was going to help them.

What we should be repeating every day is that while the auto industry needed bailing out because of the general economic down turn under Bush and the Republicans, the farmers' situation was ENTIRELY a creation of Trump. Farmers are always struggling because of the nature of food prices and global markets but Trump's idiotic way of doing tariffs is the ONLY reason why they needed to be bailed out.

Trump is a HORRIBLE negotiator a HORRIBLE business person, and a HORRIBLE president. That is what needs to be said.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 06:45 PM

20. No begrudging on my part.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 07:25 PM

23. The only reason the farm bailout is necessary is because of trump's trade wars

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 07:24 AM

24. I know, right?

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 03:40 PM

14. thank you n/t

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 04:10 PM

15. Exactly! The stock market is not the best index of economic strength. Quality of life for the people

at the bottom of the pay scale is the best measure.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 06:48 PM

21. K&R

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 07:10 PM

22. The other question: why the hell IS the dow doing great? The overnight market is being

propped up to the tune of billions, in addition to all you describe.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 07:25 AM

25. That is a good question, I think a lot of it is arbitrary

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 07:27 AM

26. Thank you, I know several asshats like this.

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