Comments on: Despite stimulus, middle class still struggles http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/16/despite-stimulus-middle-class-still-struggles/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: catholic http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/16/despite-stimulus-middle-class-still-struggles/#comment-84195 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:21:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28132#comment-84195 After spending 30 years in Washington, Mitch McConnell has come to represent everything that is wrong with our nation’s capital. His brand of partisan politics has fostered the obstruction and dysfunction that’s holding America back.

Senator McConnell has wasted decades blocking legislation that would have helped middle class families and small businesses. He even bragged that he was a “proud guardian of gridlock.”

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By: catholic http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/16/despite-stimulus-middle-class-still-struggles/#comment-84194 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:20:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28132#comment-84194 http://action.alisonforkentucky.com/p/sa lsa/web/common/public/signup

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By: boon2247 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/16/despite-stimulus-middle-class-still-struggles/#comment-84176 Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:22:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28132#comment-84176 The only economic recovery that actually happened was in the banking industry. That’s as far as it went, and will go.

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By: brownland http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/16/despite-stimulus-middle-class-still-struggles/#comment-84166 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:53:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28132#comment-84166 Repeating that “we are worse off” over and over doesn’t change the math McFail. The only problems with the stimulus were that it was too small and you and your fellow obstructionists failed to produce any kind of fiscal policy follow up.

Your choice of party over country is an ethical failing.

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By: JL4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/16/despite-stimulus-middle-class-still-struggles/#comment-84134 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:47:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28132#comment-84134 “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” -Mitch McConnell, 2010.

What was their slogan, “One and Done”? McConnell/Republicans failed. They couldn’t accomplish that, so they decided to become obstructionists instead and were only marginally competent at that, but they did their damage to the American people. I won’t forget it. Ever.

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By: Missinginaction http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/16/despite-stimulus-middle-class-still-struggles/#comment-84133 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:58:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28132#comment-84133 Look at the headline….despite stimulus middle class still struggles. That says volumes about what many consider a fundamental flaw in the way we view our economy.

Debt, even with historically low interest rates pulls consumption forward at the expense of future prosperity. Certain debt is unavoidable, most cannot afford cash for a home. Aside from principle residence debt, I believe that debt is destructive and in the long run causes economic hardship for individuals, for families and for nations. I’ve lived by the principles I’ve stated here and am doing quite well in spite of all the economic problems and hardships we face.

When you hear economists talk about deleveraging, what they are actually saying is that the consumer is pretty much broke.

The frightening aspect of stimulus, to me, is that the economy is struggling in spite of it. In anything close to a healthy economy inflation should be raging and the economy booming. It’s not because balance sheets for real people are generally frighteningly out of balance.

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/16/despite-stimulus-middle-class-still-struggles/#comment-84120 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:53:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28132#comment-84120 “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” -Mitch McConnell, 2010.

Fail. What else you got? Birth certificate detective commission? Perpetual Benghazi truth hearings? A Pentagon earmark to defend America against the War on Christmas? Keep at it, Mitch. I am sure a nice policy is bound to come along for you guys.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/16/despite-stimulus-middle-class-still-struggles/#comment-84117 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:32:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28132#comment-84117 Corporatocracy; That’s great @BidnisMan! It’s the truth and should be a word. Also part of a campaign slogan.

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By: SunnyDaySam http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/16/despite-stimulus-middle-class-still-struggles/#comment-84115 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:10:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28132#comment-84115 “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” Mitch McConnell 2010

Why weren’t JOBS the ‘most important thing’ the Republicans wanted to achieve? They did nothing but obstruct. Not one constructive thing from McConnell’s GOP.

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By: SunnyDaySam http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/16/despite-stimulus-middle-class-still-struggles/#comment-84113 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:08:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28132#comment-84113 “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” Mitch McConnell 2010

And the Republicans had NOTHING else beyond that.

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