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Are you worried about losing your job?   [Edit]

Survey period: 20 Oct 2008 to 27 Oct 2008

The World economy is currently having some performance and optimisation issues that, no matter how much we try, we can't blame on the hardware. Does this make you worry?

OptionVotes% 
I"ve already lost my job705.01
I"m very worried I may lose my job856.08
I"m slightly nervous about my job29220.90
I"m not too worried about my job37827.06
I"m not worried at all about my job34724.84
I"m untouchable. I laugh in the face of a recession.22516.11



 
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Actually the facts don't say otherwise. We had a pretty decent run for several years until the home loan debacle started showing it's effects. With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac all but guaranteeing a loan to anyone, including those who couldn't pay, without requiring what used to be a reasonable amount down, everybody and their brother was speculating on homes going up at a rate of 30-50% per year.

This encouraged builders to build at a rate higher than ever seen in this country. The end result was that when people realized that there was no realistic basis for the prices to be as high as they were, house prices dropped, many of the speculators and those who couldn't afford the home in the first place, just started leaving the homes for the banks. The precipitous drop in prices (back to the near the prices of just a few years ago) and unwillingness of those who had no equity or negative equity to continue to pay for those homes is the cause of the current problems we see.

All those loans that should not have been given are worth significantly less than their face value, and the institutions that have invested in the securities based on those worthless loans now have a much smaller worth than they had just one year ago.

Were it not for several prominent Democrats pushing their socialist ideas of having Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fund loans for poor people (without regard to ability to repay) for many years (back to Carter), we would still be riding the wave of economic growth that we had been so recently.

Those that believe that our wealth should be spread should more appropriately give away some of their wealth to those that they think deserve it, instead of insisting on having their government redistribute their income to those that often don't deserve it.

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"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm". Winston Churchill

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