Been another rough day and I'm in a bad mood, so just ignore this Thread if it doesn't make sense. We've discussed buying American, but seriously at this point what will it take to save our economy? I know our legislators won't step up and resolve anything, so things will run their course and eventually we will be in deep doo doo. Not the kind our best plumbers can fix either! I was thinking it would taking something very drastic such as bringing all the troops home, suspending social security and unemployment payments and welfare too. Instead of handing our checks, set up food programs to feed everyone and some kind of system to credit housing providers? I know I must sound insane, but our states are going bankrupt, they cannot sustain their budgets. Our federal spending is far too great and so is the borrowing. We are invovled in a downward spiral on many fronts and unless I'm mistaken, not much of anything is being done about it.
Buying American is not an answer for saving our economy any longer. the problems are too great and far beyond such a simple fix. Can anyone suggest a broader plan to address all these issues? How long before the bottom falls out and we do see a depression?
I know a depression was averted with the bailouts and stimulus, but we are in negative territory and going deeper every day. In my opinion the stock market upturn does not represent any improvement in our economy, and certainly does not reflect any change in government spending or debt.
Today they announced another 470,000 plus American out of work, why is their no outrage over this? When do we reach the breaking point when we can't print more money or borrow more? When does the bill come due?