Have I missed any major us economy news?

(81 Posts)
3asAbird Mon 30-Sep-13 19:02:58

So many fb statuses saying the broke and about to go bankcrupt? as republicans wont vote the right way?

I know detroit and other cities when bankrupt and they produced a trillion dollar coin which made out quantative easing looks good.

Are they in serious trouble? seen very little on news.

Talkinpeace Thu 03-Oct-13 21:24:47

Libertarians are against "socialised medicine"
but have no problem with the government taxing and then spending on
- police
- fire service
- armed forces
- prisons
- schools
- mortgages

can you IMAGINE the uproar in the UK if people could hand back their mortgage arrears and the taxpayer would pick up the shortfall grin
and yet that is deemed not socialist in the USA

ReviewsOffers Thu 03-Oct-13 21:37:39

Mortgages?

What would Ayn Rand say?

NicholasTeakozy Fri 04-Oct-13 06:38:40

America is run by financial jihadis according to Max Keiser. The people who caused the crash are still raking in billions while the rest suffer.

PJG at Thu 03-Oct-13 20:51:42 has summarised the situation perfectly.

Absy Fri 04-Oct-13 13:21:00

apparently though (the NYTimes published an article on it here), that even if the Medicaid bill goes through, thanks to a Supreme Court decision that each state can determine whether or not they adopt these measures, a lot of the poorest individuals (which the legislation was drafted to asst) will still miss out, because they live in Republican states.

"A sweeping national effort to extend health coverage to millions of Americans will leave out two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers and more than half of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance, the very kinds of people that the program was intended to help"

How freaking depressing.

ReviewsOffers Fri 04-Oct-13 13:32:37

well there you have it

poor blacks & single mothers - the US Right's favourite groupings!

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