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Bayou Bill
10-01-2008, 11:57 PM
The plunging Bush blasted economy is taking the retirements dreams of millions of American down with it. But rumor has it plans are underway in Washington for a series of Bush Administration proposed and GOP endorsed retirement centers to take up the slack. The only problem is trying to figure out how to make a profit out of poverty.

Here's an artist conception of what these places might look like.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/ThreeHobosChicago1929.jpg

Bayou Bill :cool:

Ageless Stranger
10-01-2008, 11:59 PM
The plunging Bush blasted economy is taking the retirements dreams of millions of American down with it. But rumor has it plans are underway in Washington for a series of Bush Administration proposed and GOP endorsed retirement centers to take up the slack. The only problem is trying to figure out how to make a profit out of poverty.

Here's an artist conception of what these places might look like.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/ThreeHobosChicago1929.jpg

Bayou Bill :cool:

Let's be realistic here.


That's way too up market.

Bayou Bill
10-02-2008, 12:19 AM
Let's be realistic here.


That's way too up market.
Good point, Ageless one. But it's my understanding that model is intended for use in "blue" states.

"Red" state retirees will all get Wal-Mart greeter jobs.

Bayou Bill :cool:

shawkins
10-02-2008, 01:07 AM
The plunging Bush blasted economy is taking the retirements dreams of millions of American down with it. But rumor has it plans are underway in Washington for a series of Bush Administration proposed and GOP endorsed retirement centers to take up the slack. The only problem is trying to figure out how to make a profit out of poverty.

Here's an artist conception of what these places might look like.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/ThreeHobosChicago1929.jpg

Bayou Bill :cool:

That picture is worth about 1,200 words. Inflation is already kicking in.

Don
10-02-2008, 01:10 AM
That picture is worth about 1,200 words. Inflation is already kicking in.
Inflation kicked in long ago. The 10% increase in the money base in the last month is really going to heat things up. If another $700 billion press run is approved to bail out wall street, it's going to get even worse very quickly.

shawkins
10-02-2008, 01:14 AM
Inflation kicked in long ago. The 10% increase in the money base in the last month is really going to heat things up. If another $700 billion press run is approved to bail out wall street, it's going to get even worse very quickly.

No argument. You heard about the central bank throwing $638 billion into the pot when the credit markets froze up on Monday, right? (They basically printed money amounting to 1/4 of the government budget in 2008) Look for some serious devaluation in your paycheck next year. And the bailout, if passed, will make the devaluation even worse.

Jimmyboy1
10-02-2008, 02:58 AM
If all of us invested in green ink, we'd fix the Dow in a week.

Bartholomew
10-02-2008, 03:57 AM
The plunging Bush blasted economy is taking the retirements dreams of millions of American down with it. But rumor has it plans are underway in Washington for a series of Bush Administration proposed and GOP endorsed retirement centers to take up the slack. The only problem is trying to figure out how to make a profit out of poverty.

Here's an artist conception of what these places might look like.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/ThreeHobosChicago1929.jpg

Bayou Bill :cool:

Depiction, not conception.

LimeyDawg
10-02-2008, 04:44 AM
Inflation kicked in long ago. The 10% increase in the money base in the last month is really going to heat things up. If another $700 billion press run is approved to bail out wall street, it's going to get even worse very quickly.
850 billion now, when the sweeteners are factored in. Good stuff...good stuff...

Jimmyboy1
10-02-2008, 07:31 AM
How many Iraq wars would that pay for?

shawkins
10-02-2008, 07:57 AM
How many Iraq wars would that pay for?

So far about half (http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0310/p16s01-wmgn.html)of one. (I assume you're asking strictly about dollar amounts and disregarding the cost in human lives.)

Bayou Bill
10-02-2008, 06:47 PM
Don't forget, we also have a nasty little spat going on in Afghanistan. That's the one where the guy who pulled the trigger on 9/11 is still hiding after all these years while the Bush admin tried its hand at nation-building while looking for non-existent WMD in Iraq.

Bayou Bill :cool:

johnnysannie
10-03-2008, 04:13 AM
The plunging Bush blasted economy is taking the retirements dreams of millions of American down with it. But rumor has it plans are underway in Washington for a series of Bush Administration proposed and GOP endorsed retirement centers to take up the slack. The only problem is trying to figure out how to make a profit out of poverty.

Here's an artist conception of what these places might look like.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/ThreeHobosChicago1929.jpg

Bayou Bill :cool:


Isn't it just a return to the days of "Hoovervilles"? Bush Villages might have the right sound to the name. Or else perhaps one of GWB's last official acts could be the restoration of the poor house and poor farm (also known as county farm) system.

dgiharris
10-03-2008, 04:55 AM
Isn't it just a return to the days of "Hoovervilles"? Bush Villages might have the right sound to the name.

I say "Bush Buildings". Or "Bush Builts"

Wow, talk about going down in history as one of the worst presidents.

It makes me so said. History was primed for him to be great. But alas, was not meant to be.

SHBueche
10-03-2008, 05:11 PM
Silly me, I thought he'd be retiring to Crawford and joining the speech circuit!