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July 10, 2008

Republicans Out Of Touch: Pompous Phil Gramm Says America Is In A ‘Mental Recession’.

    Phil Gramm’s (Dr. Phil Jr.) “Mental recession” remark was about the dumbest political remark possible especially with the price for ‘regular’ gas being $4.10!  That’s one of the reasons I will not vote for a republican – their heads are stuck up their ass and they are out of touch! They do not understand my life and my concerns.

“You’ve heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession,” he said, noting that growth has held up at about 1 percent despite all the publicity over losing jobs to India, China, illegal immigration, housing and credit problems and record oil prices. “We may have a recession; we haven’t had one yet.”

Mental recession my ass!!! I know Cindy McCain is a heiress and spent $750,000 on her credit card in May (one month worth of charges!) so I guess they don’t understand someone’s pension plan losing $20,000, $50,000 or $75,000 in six months and how destructive that is.  I guess they don’t understand someone losing their entire pension in companies like Enron and how devastating that is!

It’s summer and if you live in the south, west or just about anywhere in the US you’re going to be  using your air conditioning and I can only imagine what electric bills will look like when we receive them.  Not to mention the millions of real living breathing Americans who have lost their homes because of the sub-prime disaster.

Its summer and children are home and they have to be fed and the price of groceries has gone up 17% since last July. As you read this, the price of a gallon of milk is more than the cost of gallon of gas in many cities. 

Cooking oil and bacon showed the largest retail price increases in the last month. A 32-ounce bottle of vegetable oil is up 71 cents to $3.79, a 32-oz. bottle of corn oil rose 57 cents to $3.94 and one pound of bacon was up 30 cents to $3.99.  Whole fryer chickens and a dozen large eggs both up 27 cents to $1.72 a pound and $2.99 respectively; a 20-ounce loaf of white bread up 21 cents to $1.66; a pound of apples and a 32-ounce jar of mayonnaise both up 10 cents to $1.72 per pound and $3.82. And of course prices are higher in some towns and cities. How are single income homes going to pay bills and eat?

Just today the Wall Street Journal reported that Freddie Mac shares plunged 22 percent to 8.00 dollars, down over 40 percent this week and 75 percent this year.

Fannie Mae sank 14 percent to 13.20 dollars, down 26 percent in the week and 64 percent for the year.  The Wall Street Journal also said that the Bush administration has held talks about what to do in the event these two former mighty titans falter.

A couple of weeks ago a Ford Motor truck plant in Wayne, Michigan, shut its doors for nine weeks to save money, and the company is offering buyouts to workers at four factories. First-half sales of cars and light trucks slid 14 percent at Ford, 16 percent at General Motors and 22 percent at Chrysler.

Toyota Motor, the world’s second-largest carmaker after GM, said June 24 that it might cut its 2008 U.S. sales target.

“We have sort of become a nation of whiners,” Phil Gramms said.  “You just hear this constant whining, complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline,” he said.

Are republicans that out of touch with America?  Yeah, yeah that is a redundant question but I had to ask it.  The U.S. simply doesn’t call the global economic shots anymore as it did in the decades following World War II and even in the late 1990s.

“Misery sells newspapers,” Mr. Gramm said.  “Thank God the economy is not as bad as you read in the newspaper every day.”

Misery doesn’t sell newspapers. I don’t know if Phil Gramm has noticed, but newspaper circulation has declined and continues to weaken!  Just last week the L.A. Times announced major layoffs.  What is Dr. Phil Jr. talking about? 

Collectively Americans are not doing better than we were 8 years ago. Even if we are doing ‘OK’ individually we should be doing much better than we are doing today.

Dr. Phil Jr., I know you are John McCain’s economic guru but you are so wrong, so out of touch and have no empathy for suffering Americans.  You are a donkey’s a-s-s.  Americans are not in a state of ‘mental recession’ but it seems that you have a case of ‘mental retardation’.


P.S.  My profound apologies to anyone who is clinically mentally retarded – I know calling Gramm a mental retard makes you look bad – sorry! 😳





  1. I’ll hug their elephant after they kiss my ass.

    I’m a March 5 fish 🙂

    Comment by Cats r Flyfishn — July 10, 2008 @ 11:48 pm | Reply

  2. LMAO — exactly!!!

    Happy belated!!!

    Comment by Paulette — July 10, 2008 @ 11:51 pm | Reply

  3. You hit the nail on the head again, Paulette. They are indeed out of touch.

    Comment by deannaizme — July 14, 2008 @ 1:08 pm | Reply

  4. Phil Gramm should be fired from government with no pension and stripped of any and all government perks for his remarks!
    Mr Gramm have you ever stodd in an unemployment line? No so you have no clue obviously of how things are in this country.
    There is no more middle class.you need two incomes minimum 50k a year each to survive have a nice home and newer automobiles otherwise you are hurting financialy in this country!If you live within a single salary below 50k a year you are hurting in this country! Why because of politicians like you Mr Gramm.I can;t understand how you were elected for so long having the (no mind set) you do? I guess it’s because most politicians are not worthy and corrupt.
    Mr Gramm this is not a mental recession this is an American that has been destroyed by stinking government officials such as yourself,the ones that are out of touch with what is really happening in America and the way people are hurting money wise.

    Large corporations have been encouraged by our government to send good jobs away from this great country.
    The CEO’s and CFO’s of large corporations are getting six digit bonus’ while the worker figts for a lousy 4% pay increase and that is at one of these wonderful large corporations!The cost of fuel has well surpassed that Mr Gramm! You are not even figuring food.utilities,staples for the home,clothing,medical cost increasesinsurance companies raising rates and deductibles and covering less!
    Shall I go on MR GRAMM or am I just WHINING?

    If you are working for a small business you are supposed to be happy when they give you a stinking 50 cent an hours raise!
    This is the real America Mr Gramm!

    You are not only a disgrace to the American people you’re a disgrace to yourself!

    I only hope one day YOU find yourself living on $20,000 a year or better yet be a family of five making below $12,000 a year which is I believe is the poverty level our fine government has set in this date and time,in order to get government help!
    Then you wonder why people kill,steal and worse to survive.
    You have shamed us all!

    Comment by Mark — July 19, 2008 @ 3:48 pm | Reply

  5. Hear, hear — well said!

    Comment by Paulette — July 20, 2008 @ 5:56 am | Reply

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