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Does the economic crisis affect you?

Does the economic crisis affect you?

  • Yes, in my daily life

    Votes: 842 27.4%
  • Yes, I am more limited in hardware purchases now

    Votes: 817 26.5%
  • I find survival difficult

    Votes: 302 9.8%
  • No, nothing has changed for me

    Votes: 813 26.4%
  • I actually feel like I have more money available

    Votes: 304 9.9%

  • Total voters
    3,078
  • Poll closed .
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Yesterday our government announced a 42 billion dollar stimulas package for the economy with the bit i was interested in being the $950 payment to anyone who earn less than 80k a year. I wonder what ill get as the government is encouraging us all to spend are money for the good of the economy hmmm maybe a Ps3 and some games. :D
How can you spend anything? I thought Bush spent all the money in Iraq? :rolleyes:

Anyway my vote is you should upgrade something on your PC man. Looking at your specs maybe a new GPU? 4850s are getting cheap!

I didnt say he gave the money to Iraq it was just spent there figuratively. If you dont understand that then I dont think I can make it any clearer.
Yeah because we pay them to make all of our weapons......... wait no they don't.
 
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the 42 billion dollar plan here in australia might not even make it, the oppisition if fighting it, $950 on off payments for ppl earning under $80k, $950 per child attending school, $950 for full time students, free insulation in 2.7 million homes if you are the home owner and living in the home, 20 billion into schools, i dont know if it would work or not but hey i wont say no to $950 :p
 
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Lol neither would i $950 in me pocket = happy camper be i :p
 
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$950 for each person is a huge handout. I know they want to stimulate the economy to get people spending but that $950 would probably go straight into my RRSP.
 

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How can you spend anything? I thought Bush spent all the money in Iraq? :rolleyes:

Anyway my vote is you should upgrade something on your PC man. Looking at your specs maybe a new GPU? 4850s are getting cheap!



Yeah because we pay them to make all of our weapons......... wait no they don't.
The more I read you the more I understand why I feel like arguing with the air.

Cost of Iraq War 2008: $630,606,657,030 (at the time of writing this post)

http://zfacts.com/p/447.html
 

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I don't believe in socialism. No one here believes anyway. I believe in a fair capitalism
That's borderline utopian. It's like asking for a fair world, which in itself is utopia.
 
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That's borderline utopian. It's like asking for a fair world, which in itself is utopia.
I meant a capitalism that is not controled by a few rich and powerful people. One were the population has some control over. In which form? In the form of some control from government, or the UN or something new, if it is required. And by control from the latter I mean some rules, rules against monopolistic behaviours and an executive power that it does make them comply with the laws, and not the joke we have today. That's just an example.

I don't see that being utopic in any sense.

And were is that money going?
To the trash bin or what it is the same: help sustaining an industry that is dead by itself, unless wide open wars continue, unless someone reinvents those wars. Hmm sounds familiar. :rolleyes:

But what really most matters is, how much of that money was spent into the industry and how much is spent in the infrastructure necessary to mantain all those soldiers out of home?

No matter how you look at it that money is money thrown out of the window, spent to revive the industries that controled your government, in expense of all other industries and sectors and ultimately the populace that has to see their taxes spent in reviving the economy, instead of being spent where it should be spent.

EDIT: If they wanted to spend that amount of money into making US industry stronger, they could have paid the entire 2008 revenue of 10 M$'s ($60 billion revenue), 16 Intels ($38 billion), 100 AMD's, 150 Nvidia's...

NOW, that would make a difference!

But what's the point of spending so much on IT right? Well agreed, so let's get more serious and completely focus on the topic: that amount of money could have been spent into making 5 million affordable housing units. TBH I don't know how many households are there in the US, but considering there's around 300 million people living there and I estimate 2-3 people per household, averaging on the low, I don't know, it seems like a hell of a lot of affordable houses. Maybe if those had been built (reinvigorating that indeustry inthe meantime), people wouldn't have got involved in such mortgage crazyness tp obtain a house, and we wouldn't be into the troubles we are today. But only maybe, yeah, whatever, who cares, that money is 10 times better spent into destroying houses overseas...
 
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I live in Virginia, so lets see, Volvo, Circuit City, Meadwestvaco, Velocity Micro Computers (my last job), Best buy closing, star bucks, etc. Yeah times are tight, daughter on the way, wanted to build an i7 based PC, but I can't.

I'm working on contractual basis now, but I need permanent employment :( hopefully things will turn around.
 
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the crisis has made me lose 25% of my stock holdings
its horrible, i'm really hoping that the stimulus plan that obama is trying to pass will help the economy. it needs all the help it can get.
 
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the crisis has made me lose 25% of my stock holdings
its horrible, i'm really hoping that the stimulus plan that obama is trying to pass will help the economy. it needs all the help it can get.
I'm with yeah. :toast:

He better try to get this economy back on its feet, instead of worrying about his blackberry.
 
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i was reading on cnn.com that some senators think that obama is off to a bad start. i personally believe that he is doing just fine conisidering the mess bush left him to clean up.
 
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i was reading on cnn.com that some senators think that obama is off to a bad start. i personally believe that he is doing just fine conisidering the mess bush left him to clean up.
I agree with you on some part. About the mess to clean up, but he is kinda starting a little slugish but he should turn out fine.