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President Obama tapped two Silicon Valley notables today as members of his new Economic Recovery Advisory Board. The 15-member board is charged with advising Obama on decisions about the US economy and announced to spur Congress into passing legislation for his $700bn+ stimulus spending package. Obama said he created a panel of …

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Alien

You have eromail, bro ....... Mr President

"We will meet regularly so that I can hear different ideas and sharpen my own, and seek counsel that is candid and informed by the wider world."

Are they to also advise the Presidency of Wider Web Worlds, HyperRadioProActive in CyberSpace Control Protocol Parameters. ..... and a New Informative Rule and Reign.

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Unhappy

It's called Pork not stimulus

The stimulus package is nothing but Pork for politicians. A tax cut would have a bigger effect. So would changing the credit card rules so that companies can increase your interest because they want more cash. I know people who have walked away from credit card bills because they can't pay the new monthly rate. The the credit card companies ask for a bailout because their customers walked away from Usurers rates. It used to be called loan sharking.

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Unhappy

from the Washington echo chamber...

...to the Silicon Valley echo chamber? Beautiful. Fan-damn-tastic. Not a labor or consumer advocate in sight. Just CEOs and Silicon Valley VCs. Awesome. Just awesome.

I guess nobody could advise The One on the state of the economy quite like the people currently responsible for the state of the economy.

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The honeymoon may be over

Seems as though Obama is running into a lot of opposition to his grand plan to save America. The proposed trillion dollar salvation program consists mostly of pork and welfare programs that will drive the national debt to $15 trillion. Not many people support this foolish entitlement program but it will get passed by the unscrupulous whores in Congress.

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Sunday Rant ........ Clearing the AIR.

Methinks the unscrupulous whores to Congress men need look for the next gravy train drivers and just share them the low down on the dirt in the House. Spill the right beans and everything comes up smelling of roses.

"I guess nobody could advise The One on the state of the economy quite like the people currently responsible for the state of the economy." .... Myopic Idiots with Zero Peripheral Vision and Acute Lateral Thinking Deficiency.

Present Imperfect Sub-Prime Ministerial Quality Issue?

Don't the Powers and Players that Be, Not Realise that the Honey Money Trap Code Algorithm is Cracked and the Confetti Currency Foundry Hacked with Excessive Conspicuous Lazy Wealth [Wealth you aint Earnin' or Spendin'] a Sign of the Bloodsucker Parasitic Pariah Living off the Wealth of Nations, moving their Treasures and Valuables, Pieces of Paper with Tales of Entitlement to Valuable Stocks and Bonds Traded years before ...and for the Future Worthless unless Cashed and Value Spent in the Present.

And do you actually think things are not going to Change or Collapse?

Your Call.

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Economical Advisory Board?

Asking Wall Street and Silicon Valley types about economy is perhaps the worst way to run things. Just look at the history of both groups this century.

And if the economy is so bad off, maybe some leadership by example would be nice:

1) Turn the heat down in the White House - you'll be helping make the USA energy independent

2) No $100 steak meals for senatwhores and congressdweebs - the taxpayer can't afford it

3) Hire only people who have religiously paid ALL their taxes

4) At least talk to the Republicans before you want their vote. Like most Americans they want to be kissed before they get ..........Paris-ed.

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@Mike

Well, the Silicon Valley VCs and CEOs are not the ones who've caused the current state of affairs!

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He needs to speak with real experts...

not C levels, besides they're so tied to the mainstream that he'll get no innovation from them.

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