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2007 US Economy

Off to a good start.



http://www.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070...mer_confidence

Consumers see brighter future in 2007



Retail sales stronger than expected in December - Yahoo! News

Retail sales stronger than expected in December



U.S. economy moving upward, Greenspan quoted as saying - Yahoo! News

U.S. economy moving upward, Greenspan quoted



Mortgage Applications - Mortgage Foundation

U.S. mortgage applications skyrocketed during the first week of 2007


Jobless claims plunged 26,000 last week - Yahoo! News

Jobless claims plunged 26,000 last week



Dow ends at record as energy up on higher crude - Yahoo! News

Dow ends at record
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If we can keep it going my S430 just might be replaced with a S550.
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Best be cautious the market really is over due for a correction, right now any buys I am making are for a quick turnover.
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I think that you are sooooo right. However, having retired quite a few years ago I am balanced so as to provide me with income and security. My international and high growth amounts are fun to watch, but not a major risk.
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It's getting better because the Democrats control Congress.

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^^^^^What ever you say FTL.
In a constant state of denial.
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We have yet to see the effects of a congress controlled by democrats, fortunately!
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We have yet to see the effects of a congress controlled by democrats, fortunately!
I completely disagree.

Just as the recession of 2000-2001 was caused by the Repos, this recently discovered economic expansion must surely be due to the wise leadership of the Democrats.

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I completely disagree.

Just as the recession of 2000-2001 was caused by the Repos, this recently discovered economic expansion must surely be due to the wise leadership of the Democrats.

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I'm sure they'll figure out a way to get credit for it . . .
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Found this posted in an eBay Motors forum, of all places. Thought I'd use it to make FTL's Hawaiian vacation a happy one . . .

Dems promise a new direction:

The stock market is at a new all-time high and America 's 401K's are back.
A new direction from there means, what?



Unemployment is at 25 year lows.
A new direction from there means, what?



Taxes are at 20 year lows.
A new direction from there means, what?

Federal tax revenues are at all-time highs.
A new direction from there means, what?



The Federal deficit is down almost 50%, just as predicted over last year.
A new direction from there means. what?



Home valuations are up 200% over the past 3.5 years.
A new direction from there means, what?



Inflation is in check, hovering at 20 year lows.
A new direction from there means, what?



Not a single terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11/01.
A new direction from there means, what?



Osama bin Laden is living under a rock in a dark cave, having not
surfaced in years, if he's alive at all, while 95% of Al Queda's top dogs are
either dead or in custody, cooperating with US Intel.
A new direction from there means, what?



Several major terrorist attacks already thwarted by US and British
Intel, including the recent planned attack involving 10 Jumbo Jets being
exploded in mid-air over major US cities in order to celebrate the
anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks.
A new direction from there means, what?

Just as President Bush foretold us on a number of occasions, Iraq was
to be made "ground zero" for the war on terrorism -- and just as President
Bush said they would, terrorist cells from all over the region are arriving from
the shadows of their hiding places and flooding into Iraq in order to get
their faces blown off by US Marines rather than boarding planes and
heading to the United State s to wage war on us here.
A new direction from there means, what?



Now let me see, do I have this right? I can expect:
The economy to go South
Illegals to go North
Taxes to go Up
Employment to go Down
Terrorism to come In
Tax breaks to go Out
Social Security to go Away
Health Care to go the same way gas prices have gone
But what the heck!



I can gain comfort by knowing that Nancy P, Hillary C, John K, Edward K,
Howard D, Harry R and Obama have worked hard to create a comprehensive
National Security Plan, Health Care Plan, Immigration Reform Plan, Gay
Rights Plan, Same Sex Marriage Plan, Abortion On Demand Plan, Tolerance of
Everyone and Everything Plan, How to Return all Troops to the U. S. in The
Next Six Months Plan, A Get Tough Plan, adapted from the French Plan by the
same name and a How Everyone Can Become as Wealthy as We Are Plan.

I forgot the No More Katrina Storm Plan.

Now I know why I feel good after the elections. I am going to be able to
sleep so much better at nights knowing these dedicated politicians are
thinking of me and my welfare.

Please pass this good news along to all of your friends so the y! can feel
better also.

Sincerely a Happy New Year!
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