Whose ideas do you trust the most?

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Whose ideas and opinions do you trust the most on job creation in the United States?

Small business owners
33
60%
State governments
0
No votes
The President
3
5%
Economist at major universities
12
22%
Executives at major corporations
6
11%
Congressional leaders
0
No votes
The Fed
1
2%
 
Total votes: 55

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Jahbulon
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Whose ideas do you trust the most?

Post by Jahbulon »

Ok, I'm replacing yesterday's poll because it caused some confusion. I did not create this poll, I borrowed it from Gallup (and fully intend to return it when we are done).

Whose ideas and opinions do you trust the most on job creation in the United States?

Small business owners
State governments
The President
Economist at major universities
Executives at major corporations
Congressional leaders
The Fed

crondanet5
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Re: Whose ideas do you trust the most?

Post by crondanet5 »

I trust SARAH.

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Jahbulon
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Re: Whose ideas do you trust the most?

Post by Jahbulon »

And executives at large coporatipons........

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sludg
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Post by sludg »

OWS will save us all I trust them!!!
Option A ;)
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Jahbulon
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Re: Whose ideas do you trust the most?

Post by Jahbulon »

Sludg,

How's life in Hawaii?

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Alfer
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Post by Alfer »

Economists at major universities? Really? Wow.

Has to be A. Small Business Owners.

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flight23
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Post by flight23 »

Small business owners know what they want, not what is good for the entire economy. Have you seen A Beautiful Mind? It is similar to the analogy he comes up with in the bar. Going after the hottest girl in the pack is what each individual wants but gives them the smallest chance of success and guarantees all but one fails and possibly all... but if they focus on all of her friends their chances of all being successful go up significantly. Small business owners focus on themselves, most have no clue about the larger economic dynamics.
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Happy2019
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Post by Happy2019 »

I pick the Fed because of the wealth of knowledge for example http://www.bea.gov/

skiehawk11
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Re: Whose ideas do you trust the most?

Post by skiehawk11 »

No single one group knows what is best.

I agree with flight 23 on small business owners. They look out for numero uno.

I wouldn't trust a politician much less believe what they say about economics.

Economists of any kind for the most part are out of touch with reality. Economics is NOT a science! I view economics as I view astrology. What looks good on paper doesn't translate in reality. People are not numbers.

Major corporation executives answer to shareholders. They are all about increasing their profit margin.

Finally, the Fed. Since most people making decisions in the Fed are economists or bankers I would say they are out of touch with reality.

In the end, no one group has the best ideas.

Sarah
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Jahbulon
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Post by Jahbulon »

I trust them too, but hate it when militant groups say they speak for 99% when they don't.

Sarah
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Alfer
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Re: Whose ideas do you trust the most?

Post by Alfer »

Jahbulon and Sarah, I agree with both of your statements. Neither speaks for those of us that can actually think for ourselves and come to a reasonable conclusion about this or any topic.

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Alfer
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Re: Whose ideas do you trust the most?

Post by Alfer »

Serving in Congress was never meant to be a career and definitely not an exercise in amassing a large fortune. To help remedy this 'cancer' most of the below need to be implemented:
- Severally limiting contributions. No entity should be allowed to contribute more than say $2500 to any candidate in a 2 year period. This would most definitely include corporations.
- Remove any retirement benefits from anyone serving in Congress, current, future, and past.
- Term limits (might not be required if the rest of these are implemented).
- Any laws passed affecting the American people would also affect Congress. Think insider trading, just as one example.

This is just a start, and I need to get to work. I'm sure this topic has been discussed many times before on these forums, and will continue to be discussed since we haven't a chance in DC of ever getting any corrective actions passed.

Keep up the good work, and remember, there are always at least two sides to every story. It would do us all good to listen before forming our conclusions.

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