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Poll :: Which are the true "Bush-villes?"

Housing "ghost-towns"
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Foreclosure "shanty-towns"
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Both... it doesn't matter!
45%
 45%  [ 5 ]
Actually, I'd call them "Green-villes", after Greenspan!
45%
 45%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 11


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Aaron
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The real "Bush-villes"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

In the Great Depression, we had "Hoover-villes" in America -- shanty-towns generated by the governments failure to prevent, and then clean up after, a massive economy/financial speculative bubble.

Hoover-villes were named after the president at the time (going into the depression and 'till 1933 when FDR took over), Herbert Hoover. Hoover used his "free market philosophy" as an excuse to let the speculators get away with financial murder while regular folks paid the price -- and his government stood by idle.

FDR came to power on the inevitable backlash of the discontent this caused. Unfortunately with FDR, the door swung far too much in the other direction, as his policies took on far-too-centralized and socialist a form. As a result, America didn't recover from the economic disaster until World War II, when it cashed all its industrial pre-eminence chips in to become the world's leading superpower.

Well, apparently we are going around the whole merry-go-round again in the 21st century. This question is inspired by the similar situation George W. Bush finds himself in: having presided over a gargantuan speculative financial bubble, which has collapsed and is now beginning to have severe adverse consequences for regular people in the real economy ... right down to the shanty-towns and ghost towns.

The poll question is: which is most deserving of the title "Bush-ville", in a sarcastic tribute to that prior financial see-no-evil-hear-no-evil president, Herbert Hoover!
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dreamer
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Re: The real "Bush-villes"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What a trip. With US gov't manipulating (Stimulating) the economy we'll have the worst of all worlds with many empty over priced houses and many homeless concurrently. Appears to be staglation at a minimum and a depression at the worst.

We probably will have corporate fascism not socialism and a really big war to get us out of this aagin. Hitler brought the Weimar Republic out of their hyperinflationary depression via fascism.

Actually, we have a terrible homeless problem out here in CA. San Francisco and Sacramento are bad and getting worse. I read reports of overflowing homeless shelters and many people living in their cars. I bet we will hear more reports in the future of shanty towns growing up. I'm sure they'll try o hide the homeless. Bust 'em. Put them in jail or prison. h**l, the gov't hides the bodies flying in to Dover from Iraq. The US already has the largest per capita prison population in the world. Look it up...

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Re: The real "Bush-villes"
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'd like to add an additional term:

BUSHWACKED: occurs when you lose your job to global outsourcing.

From the Indiatimes: Bush blesses outsourcing to India
11 Feb 2004, 0341 hrs IST,CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA,TNN :

In his 412-page "Economic Report of the President" transmitted to the Congress on Monday, Bush presented an upbeat prospect for the US economy this year, including creation of 2.6 million jobs and a 4 per cent growth.

But as far as India is concerned, one particular paragraph in the voluminous report will provide great reassurance to a section of the economy. It pertains to outsourcing , the hot button topic of the day, and here is the Bush mantra on the subject in Chapter 12 titled "International Trade and Cooperation."

Specifically referring to India as an example of an outsourcing destination, the Bush report says "when a good or service is produced more cheaply abroad, it makes more sense to import it than to make or provide it domestically."

With that commitment, the Bush administration has effectively thrown its weight behind outsourcing at a time when the several Democratic contenders and sections of the media are beating up on the idea in the face of economic troubles and due to election posturing.


Of course, the logical next step after getting Bushwacked is to move to a Bushville.

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Strouper2
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Re: The real "Bush-villes"
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:22 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The funny thing is that most of these ghost towns are going to be full of really nice homes. I've asked myself this question more than once since I've been in the business: Who in the h**l can actually afford all these Mc. Mansion? I can see a real nice subdivision here and there but to have so many of these overpriced POS around just amazes me. On another note I sure don't hope that bush-ville term gets accepted because I can't stand that man and all I want do do after his dumbass is finally gone is try and forget him but I'm sure that's going to be tough. Thanks for all that additional debt GW it's great and I just know that it's going to payoff in the long run DUMBASS!

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angryvoodoo
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Re: The real "Bush-villes"
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Bush league:

worth a bil? no? ur not a bush leaguer. go back to (insert menial task, probably for a mega retail chain).

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Re: The real "Bush-villes"
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Strouper2 wrote:
The funny thing is that most of these ghost towns are going to be full of really nice homes. I've asked myself this question more than once since I've been in the business: Who in the h**l can actually afford all these Mc. Mansion? I can see a real nice subdivision here and there but to have so many of these overpriced POS around just amazes me. On another note I sure don't hope that bush-ville term gets accepted because I can't stand that man and all I want do do after his dumbass is finally gone is try and forget him but I'm sure that's going to be tough. Thanks for all that additional debt GW it's great and I just know that it's going to payoff in the long run DUMBASS!

Strouper


I like it...Hoovervilles=shanty towns
Bushvilles=Exurban McMansion tracts

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Re: The real "Bush-villes"
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

nows a great time to buy

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