1Turbo_Genesis_64Thu 16th Jul 2009 Well, metalkirbyknight and me discussed the current economic disaster on a another thread. However, in respect to the author of the original thread we decided to start a new thread open to everyone! Basically, who do you blame for the current economic mess? Bush, Obama, Big Business, or Bowser?Who I ultimately blame for The Great Recession is the American business model! CEOs pay have been out of control. 20 years ago they used to make 40 times as much as what a teacher makes and now they make 400 times as much as a teacher makes. To justify this pay jobs are cut and usually sent overseas.I especially feel like the toll this process has had on the middle class accelerated under Bush Jr. The Republicans used to be the old fashion "Buy American" lot, but not anymore. Bush Jr. clearly was on a mission to transfer our manufacturing base to overseas China. He wanted to destroy the great paying Union jobs of the past.His ghouls in business suits also orchestrated the housing crisis, by having Wall Street take a stake in the housing market. The rules of the past went out the window when new home owners were allowed to buy houses they could never afford to begin with. So no surprise this practice would affect housing costs, hurt banks that had a bunch of toxic housing loans, and cause a record number of foreclosures.Banks started to collapse in 2008, Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy was really the final nail in the coffin. Stock markets were trashed around the globe and unemployment rates began surging. I think the current crisis isn't going to be overcome overnight or even in a year or two. It's a lot easier to get a car in a ditch than it is to drag that car up from a ditch! Hopefully, Obama and the Dem's recovery package will start having a positive effect. They have warned that this isn't a quick fix it could take many months to see positive results.I think Obama's two biggest obstacles are 1) the American business model which really isn't about creating jobs in its own country and 2) a general public that is scared of Socialism even though Capitalism hasn't done them any favors lately!I absolutely hate the way business uses the word "efficient" to justify their job cuts. It is about screwing all the employees not at the top. Edited on Thu 16th July, 2009 @ 23:06 by Turbo_Genesis_64 EXPERIENCE MORE.... Arcade-quality graphics, awesome sound, "turbo-charged" game play, exciting TurboChip games... It's the incredible Turbo Genesis 64 Entertainment SuperSystem Experience. There's more fun, more challenge, and more excitment ready for you today!