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Holy crap these criminally insane knuckleheads, in positions of power, who really think that all of the American people are too stupid to see this ploy as kissing babies in an election year.

Three hundred dollars for each working man and woman WTF!!!! This is going to prevent a recession!!! Horse crap!!!

Bail out the predatory lenders?? What a great idea make sure the hedge fund managers get their cut. Oh that's right they already got theirs plus a hefty tax break too.

Here's the deal boys and girls. This is chicanery, tomfoolery and you're being hoodwinked again. The growing economic nightmare that is coming is not going to be solved by giving me $300 bucks.

I am not a sophisticated financial planner or economist but here it goes my attempt at the financial survival plan for the first decade of the 21st century.

If you don't have it in cash don't buy it!!!!

If your kids can't wear it, eat it, live in it, or learn from it, don't buy it!!!

If you are in a dead end low paying job, turn off American Idolatry, CSI, Survivor on The Moon, Nancy Grace, or anything that has to do with Britney Hilton, and go through the paper and find what kind of jobs are in demand that pay good and enroll in your local community college and train for that job instead of numbing your brain with mindless TV.

Pay off your credit card debt and tear up most of your cards!!!

If you are sending your children to college don't get a second mortgage send your child to community college then on to finish at a state school. Remember this was true in my days at school in the 60's and it is true today. If you want to get laid go to college if you want an education go to the library and read a book!!!

No matter what age you are the younger the better, don't depend on the government that is Social Security for your survival financial or otherwise. Start a retirement account now if you have an employer matching account take the full advantage of it, because the government has been taking all of the Social Security surpluses we have put into the treasury's front door since 1983 and sliding it out the back door to build Regan's star wars bullshit defense package and finance this Iraq debacle.

In 2017 or there a bouts all the baby boomers will all be drawing SSI and the fund will dip into the red again. Even though we put in enough money to cover our asses we the people let these blood sucking viper lawbreakers in congress siphon off our social security, for ear marks on bridges to nowhere, on other pork barreling, and endless war schemes.

Lastly we will not have a constitutional democracy with power to the people much longer unless we become an informed and involved citizenry. So wake up and smell the B#!!$#IT we have been getting, wake up your friends and family let's wake up America.

What ever candidate we send to the White House this year if they are telling you everything is great just go shopping, you better start hording caned beans and ammo.

The only way we are going to recover is to adapt a pay as your go policy with deficit reduction on top of that and it will not be painless. We must pay for the neo-con wars that they want your children to foot the bill for; we need to develop a sound trade policy that doesn't reward companies that ship jobs overseas, we must develop sound energy policies in public not like Dick "Head" Cheney behind closed doors with is oil corporation buddies. We must reexamine all of our trade treaties and keep only the ones that are good for America and not just good for big business.

Like I said before I am not an economist but I know that if your monitory system is flawed and your spending more than you take in you are going to be in trouble before too long. What we will need to get through this is sound economic reform and fiscal responsibility. Any candidates willing to talk truthfully about this let's hear it.

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 While I agree with what you have to say, and... by Nik Dahl on Saturday, Jan 26, 2008 at 1:34:01 PM