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  1. Seattle Sam

    Since most of what government spends has a negative economic return, why would you except a negative effect to less spending?

  2. Todd Mason

    Someone should explain the difference between capex and expenses to Seattle Sam.

    The good news is that the savings rate is back in the toilet. Consumers see that the stock market is back and that housing is recovering so they spend. One guesses they asked a basic question first: Is my job safe from the idiots in the House? Happily most are.

    1. juandos

      Consumers see that the stock market is back and that housing is recovering so they spend“…

      Really?

      On what planet is that happening on?

      Since all this supposed good news is being paid for with monopoly money (can you say quantitative easing?) can anyone say what’s really happening and what it all is really worth?

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