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Pampered Chef: Guess That Bail Out

  1. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    It's an exciting new game show!

    How much of your, your children's, your children's children's, and your children's children's children's tax dollars are going to get poured into the rat-hole that will be the next Bail Out Bill?
     
  2. gingertannery

    gingertannery Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I don't think we could come close to guessing.. thay are talking about the second bailout already (but it will really be the third) That's right.. After this one goes out and has time to go into effect.. another one on its way.
     
  3. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    does anyone have any better ideas....um...like again lowering taxes for the wealthy so they can "stimulate" the economy by paying illegal immigrants to do their dirty work?

    anyone??

    anyone??
     
    Mar 9, 2009
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  4. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    (Pssst. This is a parody thread.)
     
  5. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Oh so sorry KG...thought it was your usual political banter. I'm a little slow tonight.

    It does get to me though that there's a lot of criticism and whining (not so much here anymore thank God) but no real alternatives other than what's already been tried.

    Again, sorry to get all hyper when you were joking.
     
    Mar 9, 2009
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  6. Nanisu

    Nanisu Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I don't know but I wish someone would give ME permission to just INVENT a trillion dollars. I can't even fathom a trillion--can't count that many zeros. Just invented it like it's really there. Sheesh.
     
    Mar 10, 2009
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  7. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    I know this thread is a "joke" - is it? - but I agree with Susan that instead of whining and saying things aren't being done right, how about our legislators come together to come up with some reasonable alternative ideas? I am so tired of both sides staying in their corners and criticizing the other side. Our votes gave a clear "WORK TOGETHER" agenda.
     
    Mar 10, 2009
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  8. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    But remember, this is NOTHING like what happened with the Great Depression.....back then, the government borrowed a bunch of money to help get the nation out of debt and had no way to pay it back......completely different than today when the government is borrowing money to help get the nation out of debt and has no way to pay it back......wait, is this a game of Pete and Re[email protected]!??
     
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  9. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    This would be funny:D....if it wasn't the reality.:cry:

    I guess the Gov't has forgotten to learn from past mistakes.
     
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  10. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    It was supposed to be a parody of the Guest who bail out thread, but since you brought it up...

    How about starting with cutting out all the pork that has absolutely nothing to do with stimulating the economy? Yeah, like that's gonna happen. What happened to all those promises to cut out pork? Nancy? Harry? Barry? You promised us no more pork and these bills all oink louder than the entire animal population in the state of Iowa.
     
  11. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    40% of the pork is there via the Republicans. It's not just one side.
     
    Mar 10, 2009
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  12. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

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    Maybe, but they always say that history repeats itself.
     
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  13. pampchefrhondab

    pampchefrhondab Senior Member

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    I heard the debt is now $80,000 per household - how in the he** are we going to pay that back!! All the rich in the U.S. couldn't help pay that back! Even our own Warren.

    I'm happy our Decomcratic Senator is not voting for the new budget - go Evan Bayh!

    Anyone see that Whoopi Goldberg was mad about taxes going up?
     
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  14. Nanisu

    Nanisu Veteran Member Gold Member

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    How about starting with cutting out all the pork that has absolutely nothing to do with stimulating the economy? Yeah, like that's gonna happen. What happened to all those promises to cut out pork? Nancy? Harry? Barry? You promised us no more pork and these bills all oink louder than the entire animal population in the state of Iowa.

    This nonsense in Washington is fast becoming--if it has not already become--a runaway train. This started out as a temporary solution to a supposed temporary problem. Oops, not now.
     
    Mar 10, 2009
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  15. Crystal Patton

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    KG I think this thread is too funny. Your title is what I thought the other one said. LOL

    As to what the thread has become - be carefull, it could get heated. Though I'm sure we will all agree that there is WAY to much crappy spending in DC on both sides of the fence.
     
  16. jeninthekitchen5

    jeninthekitchen5 Novice Member

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    Fascinating...take a minute to read all the way through:

    How Many Is a Trillion?

    ...So I started to think about numbers and their little trains of zeros that they carry along behind them. According to AskOxford.com, "If you are American, it (a billion) is undoubtedly 1,000,000,000. This amount is known to traditionally minded British people as `a thousand million' ...

    "A trillion is then 1,000,000,000,000 ..." or a million million.

    Even though there are lots of zeros there, it still doesn't really mean much, does it? But try saying some of these numbers out aloud:

    "... at the close of business Friday, September 29, 2000, the Federal (US) debt stood at $5,674,178,209,886.86" that's, "Five trillion, six hundred seventy-four billion, one hundred seventy-eight million, two hundred nine thousand, eight hundred eighty-six dollars and eighty-six cents. [Congressional Record, Page S9601 - October 2, 2000]."

    Still doesn't mean much?

    Then try this little exercise ...

    Bill Bryson (in his book, Notes from a Big Country) gives a fascinating illustration of just how much this is:

    If you were locked in a vault and you could keep every dollar bill you initialled, (we're assuming that you initial one bill every second and that you don't need to eat, sleep or take comfort breaks!) do you know how long it would take you to make a million dollars?

    Twelve days of non-stop effort would earn you a million dollars.

    120 days would give you $10 million.

    1200 days - $100 million. That's over three years to get a paltry $100 million ... Still a long way to go ...

    After 31.7 years, you'd be a billionaire.

    But wait, there's more ... we're still only at the billionaire stage ... Keep initialling, Kiddo!

    After initialling a dollar bill every second without stopping, it would take you 31,709.8 years to get to your first trillion!


    (From writeway101.com The Write Way, 4 October 2002)
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    Ummm, in case you didn't notice, these figures aren't even current for the nation's debt. According to Treasury Direct, the total public debt outstanding for the United States of America topped ten trillion dollars for the first time as of September 30th, 2008. The total public debt outstanding? $10,024,724,896,912.49 and counting.

    As of April 2008, Japan, Mainland China and the United Kingdom were the three largest holders of US Treasury Securities. Japan and China own a combined one trillion dollars plus of US debt, with Japan holding $592 billion and China holding $502 billion.

    The ten trillion dollar figure works out to $32,895 for every man, woman and child in the United States.

    So what's everyone so worked up about? What's another trillion in spending...it's gonna be OK, right?

    Buckle up, people, we're in for a loooonnnggg ride.
     
  17. JAE

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    Who is John Galt?
     
    Mar 10, 2009
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  18. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    LOL....sortof.
     
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