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Will they listen?

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/imf-cuts-u-growth-forecast-warns-crisis-130529571.html

The International Monetary Fund is warning of a serious crisis in the US and Europe if they don't get their financial act together . . .

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tinamatt

Asked by tinamatt at 11:28 AM on Jun. 17, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • LOL LOL LOL. I don't think they will listen. Heck, they just voted to cut ethanol subsidies to help us consumers at the gas pump and Obama said if it goes through he'll veto it. I don't think the White House gives a flying fig about the crisis that is already here.
    attap5

    Answer by attap5 at 11:30 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Very few in DC listened when MANY argued the historical relevance of entitlement programs.... Historically, Politicians overpromise and underfund to sell their entitlements. Too many buy into it and have become dependent on the government to save them (individuals and businesses) and here we are.... This has been going on for decades.... Our current President adding to the entitlement monster with MORE promises and misleading costs, isn't helping...... We haven't seen solutions... Just more programs to ADD to the 'system'.... So.... Here we are....  You can't solve it with taxing a certain income class more...  CUTS need to be made...  EVERYONE needs to feel the pinch...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:42 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • CUTS need to be made... EVERYONE needs to feel the pinch...


    good

    chaiteamomma

    Answer by chaiteamomma at 11:48 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Get outta town! A looming crisis...who would have thought! Honestly, I don't think they are listening.

    "We the people" need to focus on FISCAL issues instead of social ones when voting in the next election.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:29 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Wasn't it said by Dick Cheney that deficits don't matter? Why yes it was-

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A26402-2004Jun8?language=printer

    Also we need to CUT OFF Israel and stop kicking our kids and elderly to the curb.

    http://www.ifamericansknew.org/stats/cost_of_israel.html
    CHarlan

    Answer by CHarlan at 2:13 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Wasn't it said by Dick Cheney that deficits don't matter?

    Does Dick Cheney have magic mind control powers that are forcing Obama to behave exactly like him?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:33 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Listening, just not reacting ~
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 2:51 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Well NP he had some "mind control" over some deranged Americans and after 8 years of "doesn't matter" attitudes the same individuals are just now flipping out because "suddenly" we're broke! It's slightly hypocritical to lay this all at the feet of the current administration.
    And I'll be damned, the Republicans in Congress have now rediscovered fiscal responsibility
    It'll be great when the GOP has you stacking cans at the supermarket at 70.
    CHarlan

    Answer by CHarlan at 3:33 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Well, here's how it will go; they will just say that we have NO idea how horrible things would be, if they hadn't spent those trillions of dollars on ALL of those absolutely necessary, economy stimulating projects that imo, they blew money for, which translates to ALL of "their buddy and friend's buddies, paybacks"...
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 5:16 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Not the people in charge anyway.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:25 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

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