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March 25th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

New Yorkers on politics, economy & Tiger Woods

(CNN) – Americans have plenty to say when it comes to politics. We wanted to try something a little different to tap into the feelings of everyday Americans, by catching up with them during their commute home.

Our Jim Acosta caught the train with eight New Yorkers to get their thoughts on some hot topics.

Filed under: Politics
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  1. Barbara in Little Rock

    When I was a teenager my father showed me the amortization schedule for our home. It was a defining moment in my life. The realization that the PRINCIPAL of our house payment was a FRACTION of the payment. The INTEREST made up the majority of the cost. When I saw that by making payments we were actually paying 2-3 times the cost of the home. The majority of the money went to the bank, NOT paying off the cost of the house.

    If kids today were taught this simple reality of buying things by simply making payments, we would live in a different world. Your story on the hedge fund guy teaching kids this can hopefully change their lives too.

    March 26, 2010 at 7:00 am |
  2. Jesusita Ponce

    It is very sad what is happen in our country regarding the health care reform. I think the behavior of our Republicans leaders on the House, and the other special events. They have no respect. Also Senator McCain
    calling the Health Care Reform Bill "a pig ", and Sarah Pallin announcements. Their behavior is out of control. If the Republicans are
    doing this, what can we expect from ordinary persons. I am asking all
    Christian to pray for peace and love for all our leaders. Where are the " Christian ?

    March 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  3. Mary Jane Mutzner

    I feel threaten by this health bill. obama made his first mistake giving banks and car dealers bailout. The very ones that but people in debit, By loaning people money that they probably new could'nt pay back. Why not give it back to the taxpayers to pay off there houses and cars they had already have had and we would have put it back int the economy like we have done for years. I'm talkling the law abiding citizens not give the C.E.O's of the companys a huge bounous WOW! They really needed a bail out. Second of all this health care seems to me like a way to distroy our already failing economy, by letting people die of illness they could afford with the plan they already have. Now what, he lead people to believe they would have insurance for free, now they could get find if they don't by into it, wow why was that not explained? $625.00 fine and how many times can they do that if any? Well if obama isn"t stopped I feel our beautiful country will no longer be a FREE COUNTRY. Wake people can"t you see what"s going on. Heck we the people don"t even know where this guy is fromyet, DO WE?

    March 25, 2010 at 3:29 pm |
  4. Mike Crockett, TX

    I saw the piece and I like many others want our congressmen and women to act like men and women, not children on the playground.

    Elections have consequences. We had an election. There are things in the health bill that need to be done. Lets get over it and get on with the business of helping the American people.

    Our country was founded on compromise. Do any of our elected officials think they are too good to learn to compromise and make the best of the situation.

    There will be an election in November. If we the people do not agree with legislative decisions we sent the folks to Washington to accomplish we will vote them out and sent another group to do our will. That is the American way, not 3rd world tactics of threats, intimidation, and terrorism.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:28 pm |