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Isn't it ironic?

Does anyone else find it ironic that when John McCain said that our economy was fundamentally sound, he was blasted and called "out of touch" with his theories because of his wealth? Yet when the Obama administration states the same thing, they are not? Why the double standard? I, for one, agree with both of them, because at the root of it all, Americans will not allow our economy to go belly up. They may let idiots like GM and AIG fail if they have the choice, instead of continuing to throw good money after bad, but we are a strong capitalist country with people who will continue to work hard and grow and build and change our economy. It just infuriates me to see someone be bashed when not 3 months later, along comes another to say the same thing and it is received entirely different. *Gets of my soapbox.*

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Asked by threeisenuff at 11:26 AM on Mar. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • We aleady had this question when the actual statement came out.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 AM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • It won't go belly up because of this:

    Do you see all of the people in their cars every morning scurrying to work?

    They will keep going, they will keep paying taxes.........

    That's what Obummer is counting on.........
    They gotta fork it over, a bunch of it, or go to jail..........
    Now get your ass to work......


    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 11:30 AM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Where's that anon that usually steps in on this type of question? Here i'll do it


    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:39 AM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • True Grace, BUT those people scurrying off to work each day are beginning to focus on working JUST enough to provide for their families and maybe a touch more....keeping in mind that being an "over-achiever" under an Obama administration means you will just fork over your over-achieving salary to those with little or no desire to do it themselves.

    I've been told countless times to "go play with my children!" So that's EXACTLY what we're gonna do...make enough money to play with our children, and limit the extra "donations" to those who do not deserve it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • President Obama seems to be the one out of touch. I doubt he really sees that people are hurting, that with every stroke of the pen he makes it worse, and that his words are starting to sound a bit out of touch. Many are feeling duped and it shows more and more everyday. The sad thing is, the Administration doesn't seem to really give a crap right now. Wait, that is a bit wrong. They do care when they think their job is on the line. Example: AIG

    Answer by foreverb3 at 12:04 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • Because we now have to pay for those that don't, can't and won't work. With McCain we could have at least avoided possibly having to pay back double our nations debt.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 12:22 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

  • The fun part is that it was in better shape when McCain said it than when Obama says it. We had trillions less in debt at that point, we hadn't bailed anyone out yet, and the stock market was half again higher than it is now. We hadn't intentionally devalued our dollar or pissed off our allies with trade sanctions while simultaneously begging them to buy bonds. But it's ok, as long as he goes on Leno, that will fix it all.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:24 PM on Mar. 19, 2009

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