I did include a Canadian--GreenIS. Granted she's a cheap imitation [imported from UnGreat Britain! ], but she does hail from Canada now. And Rep and eggplant are almost Canadians--both are close to the border and desire a socialist government here like they have in Canada.Originally posted by Tipacanoe:
No Canadians again! Sheesh, no wonder we have a complex.
(Gotta dig up something really good again! Take that you con man!)
Well, my investments (which are in real estate) have increased significantly during the same period. They were floundering for many years under Clinton--you just chose the wrong investment. Also, I'll issue you a challenge. I don't have my 401K statement here at home, but I'll post mine with the numbers redacted and just the percentage losses. Mine started in the 4th quarter of 2000 and I will bet yours did too. This coincided with the downturn of the economy and the stock market which ALL ECONOMISTSagree began in the spring to early summer of 2000. Also, all economists agree that the boom of the 1990s started in 1991 when Bush Senior was still in office.Originally posted by Rep:
Like, well, taking personal responsibility for ones own retirement. Funny, just today I received my end of year stock account values. Lost about 25-30% in this, the second year of the Bush Administration.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/economy/july-dec00/economy_12-19.html"The economy appears to be slowing more sharply than expected." That was the opening sentence of the Wall Street Journal's top story Nov. 28. (2000).
Predictions of a decline in the capitalist economy, even a recession, can be found in all the business press these days. They are all agreed that a downturn has begun.
That's probably a safe prediction. After all, it's practically a law of capitalist economics that what goes up must come down. What isn't known is when the ups or downs will come or how extreme they will be.
The capitalists and big bankers are preparing for a recession. They are trying to put everything they can into place. A capitalist recession--one that they may not be able to foist onto other http://forums.techguy.org/editpost.php?action=editpost&postid=677634countries' backs as they have with other recent downturns--is coming.