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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    Well, he claims to be an 'officer', but I don't think the US navy would allow people so obviously lacking education and common courtesy to join their ranks.
    Too bad DD didn't require people to be a little more educated before making them moderators. Also, Everybdoy knows I'm enlisted it seems except you. I'm a Master Chief which is an enlisted man. Quit making shit up as you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    If this is what you mean, go back and read them, and you won't find any specfic negativity directed toward them.
    You're missing the point as usual. I never accused you of making disparaging comments Snaffie Waffie.

    Excuse me all to hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    storekeeper reminds me of JonhL, but at least SK doesn't pretend to be anything more than he is. You have to at least give him that.
    Don't go soft on me butterfluffy

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    back on topic, please. Who cares what kind of toilet papers toilet boy is delivering. Irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    storekeeper reminds me of JonhL, but at least SK doesn't pretend to be anything more than he is. You have to at least give him that.
    Don't go soft on me butterfluffy
    I am sure you are not a desperate cause. One day you will see the light and find out that you have been supporting the wrong team all along.

    I am not going soft on you, look above ^

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    It's A Tough Job, But Bush Has Done It


    Great piece from Rich Lowry over at National Review.
    Who says you can’t cut taxes, increase spending, and reduce the federal budget deficit all at the same time? That’s what the Bush administration has managed to do. Two decades after then-presidential candidate George H.W. Bush characterized Ronald Reagan’s idea that tax cuts would spur revenue-generating economic growth as “voodoo economics,” the witch doctor is again at work.
    When President Bush pledged in 2004 to cut the deficit in half by 2009, critics guffawed. The Boston Globe headlined a story, “Bush’s plan to halve federal deficit seen as unlikely; higher spending, lower taxes don’t mix, analysts say.” “Fanciful,” “laughable” and “all spin,” said the critics.
    Well, it turns out that 2009 might be coming early this year. The 2004 deficit had been projected to hit $521 billion, or 4.5 percent of gross domestic product. Bush’s goal was to cut it to 2.25 percent of GDP by 2009—not exactly as stirring a national goal as putting a man on the moon, but one that was nonetheless pronounced unattainable. This year, the deficit could go as low as $300 billion, right around the 2009 goal of 2.5 percent of GDP.
    Meanwhile all this has been done while fighting a global war on terror... Democrats, on the other hand, can't even come up with a real plan, agree on Iraq, or on the economy.

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    I believe it was an American spaceship which first made us aware of your race's existence. Your species does seem most argumentative, however. Might we expect it's demise in the near future?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper
    It's A Tough Job, But Bush Has Done It



    Great piece from Rich Lowry over at National Review.
    Who says you can’t cut taxes, increase spending, and reduce the federal budget deficit all at the same time? That’s what the Bush administration has managed to do. Two decades after then-presidential candidate George H.W. Bush characterized Ronald Reagan’s idea that tax cuts would spur revenue-generating economic growth as “voodoo economics,” the witch doctor is again at work.
    When President Bush pledged in 2004 to cut the deficit in half by 2009, critics guffawed. The Boston Globe headlined a story, “Bush’s plan to halve federal deficit seen as unlikely; higher spending, lower taxes don’t mix, analysts say.” “Fanciful,” “laughable” and “all spin,” said the critics.
    Well, it turns out that 2009 might be coming early this year. The 2004 deficit had been projected to hit $521 billion, or 4.5 percent of gross domestic product. Bush’s goal was to cut it to 2.25 percent of GDP by 2009—not exactly as stirring a national goal as putting a man on the moon, but one that was nonetheless pronounced unattainable. This year, the deficit could go as low as $300 billion, right around the 2009 goal of 2.5 percent of GDP.
    Meanwhile all this has been done while fighting a global war on terror... Democrats, on the other hand, can't even come up with a real plan, agree on Iraq, or on the economy.
    Storekeeper,

    Please enroll in Acounting 101.


    You are making a fool of yourself. Dump the short-term projections.



    It's the mid and long-term, baby.

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    Bush Economy Continues Rapid Growth

    ECONOMIC REPORT

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. economy grew at a revised 5.6% annual rate in the first quarter, the fastest rate in nearly three years, the Commerce Department said Thursday in its final revision to gross domestic product estimates.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Stor...teid=mktw&dist=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper
    Bush Economy Continues Rapid Growth

    ECONOMIC REPORT

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. economy grew at a revised 5.6% annual rate in the first quarter, the fastest rate in nearly three years, the Commerce Department said Thursday in its final revision to gross domestic product estimates.


    Indeed.

    The inflation watch is mounting. ARM mortgages are hitting some.

    SK, I am glad you're back. After a couple of days of absence I was worried you left the board.

    See you around.

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    Get your news from a real source, sailorboy. It's not rosy out there. Maybe it is in your ship with all those sailors.

    From this morning WSJ

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    Economists expect real GDP growth to ease to an annualized 2.9% in the second half as inflation accelerates, a Wall Street Journal survey found. The forecasters' biggest concern was that Fed rate raises may tip the economy into recession. (Full results)
    • Vote: How worried are you about inflation?

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    Good article......look long term and don't be interest rate obsessed.........

    Outsourcing and energy, not interest rates, dominate discussion about the economy at Fortune's Brainstorm conference.

    http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/29/news...torm/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    ARM mortgages are hitting some.
    Glad to see you're finally catching up on old news. Anybody stupid enough to have fallen for the ole ARM mortgage deserves to get gobsmacked upside the noggin' ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper
    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    ARM mortgages are hitting some.
    Glad to see you're finally catching up on old news. Anybody stupid enough to have fallen for the ole ARM mortgage deserves to get gobsmacked upside the noggin' ...
    Indeed.

    ARMs are for the over-stretched and those with a low FICO score and bad credit.

    Low on the food chain.
    ............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman

    Indeed.

    ARMs are for the over-stretched and those with a low FICO score and bad credit.

    Low on the food chain.
    I read some articles recently that some of our people up there in Washington got suckered into the ARMS ... and there are so many different kinds it's mind boggling. Many of those who fell for this are educated professionals. Some people are seeing their mortgage double and triple ... and like I said alot are educated yuppies. People are seeing their mortgage go from say $1500 a month to $3000 or more because of these sweet deal ARMS.

    I didn't go ARM ... but I did refinance back in 2003 ... only wish I would have went 15 years instead of 30.

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    Yes, ARMs are hurting many of the fools who used them. Why do an ARM when you can lock a historically low rate (and later re-fi lower if the conditions allow it)? A few reasons. None of them smart.

    As for taking a 30 year to a 15: add one extra payment per year if you can squeeze it and you can trim the length of amortization time down, if you want.

    but then again, if you are leveraging, and renting the unit out, you have the positive cash flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    ARMs are for the over-stretched and those with a low FICO score and bad credit.
    Perfect for the US government then?

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    Yup,

    The credit card keeps hitting the limit for the U.S. government so Congress meets to raise the limit.

    Some say this is no problem. Higher growth can take care of it, etc.

    But when it gets so high, and other things are not reduced or funded, it leads to yukkie things.

    T-bills, and "faith."

    Ain't it lovely?

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    Not to mention allowing much of our debt to be subsidized by the only country on Earth who will, at some point, become a military adversary of the worst degree.

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    Instead of printing money, the US is printing credit cards, much more efficient.

    Thailand is doing the same.

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    Sorry to say Thailand is always doing and trying to do what America does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Instead of printing money, the US is printing credit cards, much more efficient.

    Thailand is doing the same.
    I remember years ago when people here got up in arms over the Japanese going on a buying spree and buying up all kinds of American real estate. Yet, we allow China to finance our debt and very few people are raising their eyebrows about that.

    What a vicious circle. Corporations here farm out cheap labor to China, thus, increasing demand of raw materials overseas which drives up commodity prices here (look at copper and oil as examples). We then import the goods, the consumer loses out again due to poor quality and (still) high prices while the corporations making a killing all while the Chinese are giving us loans to buy their stuff in the first place.

    Imagine if you will the perfect economic storm: deflationary real estate, high oil prices, and China's demand that we pay them back for all the T-bills they own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman
    Yup,

    The credit card keeps hitting the limit for the U.S. government so Congress meets to raise the limit.

    Some say this is no problem. Higher growth can take care of it, etc.

    But when it gets so high, and other things are not reduced or funded, it leads to yukkie things.

    T-bills, and "faith."

    Ain't it lovely?
    You do know that you really didn't say anything here , right ?

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    T-bills and faith are not a sound foundation for the future...

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    "Did you know that just over the past 11 quarters, dating back to the June 2003 Bush tax cuts, America has increased the size of its entire economy by 20 percent? In less than three years, the U.S. economic pie has expanded by $2.2 trillion, an output add-on that is roughly the same size as the total Chinese economy, and much larger than the total economic size of nations like India, Mexico, Ireland and Belgium. This is an extraordinary fact, although you may be reading it here first. Most in the mainstream media would rather tout the faults of American capitalism than sing its praises. And of course, the media will almost always discuss supply-side tax cuts in negative terms, such as big budget deficits and static revenue losses. But here's another suppressed fact: Since the 2003 tax cuts, tax-revenue collections from the expanding economy have been surging at double-digit rates, while the deficit is constantly being revised downward. For those who bother to look, the economic power of lower-tax-rate incentives is once again working its magic."

    http://www.capoliticalnews.com/discuss.php?id=551

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