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Reality vs. writing

April 1, 2013

Just because something is in writing doesn’t make it so. Obviously David Faust comes up with his own “facts” to prove his points....

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MrShaman

Apr-02-13 12:29 PM

"Ahhh, The partisanship of both sides! Bush is as much to blame for the issues of today as much as Bush I, Clinton and Obama." - CarlHiller

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Try, again. It wasn't the Clintons OR Obama who'd insisted we NEEDED to do whatever-it-took to increase minority home-ownership. It was George Bush Jr., and....it was one MORE Republican-hu$tle, aimed at minorities.

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See:

Q&A: Leslie & Andrew Cockburn (YouTube)

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MrShaman

Apr-02-13 12:22 PM

"What led to the housing bubble was Freddie and Fannie accepting toxic mortgages generated by banks. These banks were forced to take such loans, which were forced on the banks by the Libs in Congress." - JohnZook

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Again...seriously????

The housing bubble was initiated by a collection of drunken, wet-behind-the-ears, Jr.-bankers (back in '94), around a pool in Boca Raton...when they thought credit-default swaps sounded like a "pretty good idea".

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See:

Money, Power and Wall Street | FRONTLINE | PBS

(You T-Baggers surely do have short-memories.)

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USABorn

Apr-02-13 10:13 AM

Carl - "W" went to congress 17 times trying to get someting done about the Freddie/Fanny debacle which was on its way.

Francine - The whole financial downfall happened as a result of that debacle and it affected not just the banks here, but in other parts of the world.

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CarlHiller

Apr-02-13 6:08 AM

Ahhh, The partisanship of both sides! Bush is as much to blame for the issues of today as much as Bush I, Clinton and Obama. Republicans were never interested in any of these issues, "Like drones, debt limits, war and intrusion into privacy" while in power, truth be told they were the ones who started it.

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JerryfromRI

Apr-01-13 6:06 PM

I support Occupy the SEC and I encourage you to do the same.

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SteelerFan

Apr-01-13 3:59 PM

The LTE is good. Francine is deluded. Keep blaming Bush, that's the ticket.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-01-13 11:06 AM

I guarantee that the spending will not decrease even if we removed all troops tomorrow.

The wars are not the sole problem.

Politicians who can't stop spending are the problem...and they come from both parties, but just disagree on what to spend it on.

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JohnZook

Apr-01-13 9:19 AM

What led to the housing bubble was Freddie and Fannie accepting toxic mortgages generated by banks. These banks were forced to take such loans, which were forced on the banks by the Libs in Congress. See Barny Frank and Chris Dodd.

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enigma

Apr-01-13 8:48 AM

I've been too busy to comment lately, but I just wanted to get on and wish everyone a Happy Atheist Day.

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MrShaman

Apr-01-13 8:15 AM

"Just because something is in writing doesn't make it so. Obviously David Faust comes up with his own "facts" to prove his points. But a quick google search will reveal just how ridiculous his claims are. He asserts that underfunding of the SEC during the Bush II administration led to the stock market crash." - Matt Rinker

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'Tis TRUE!!!

It was done, for FREE!!!!

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See:

Could Bush Really Be To Blame For Running The Economy?

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idiottwo

Apr-01-13 7:52 AM

The only time an amount of money will be enough to satisfy the never ending desire for bigger and farther reaching government is when the Republicans are in office. Like drones, debt limits, war and intrusion into privacy. These would all be huge issues if a Republican was in office. Not so now.

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idiottwo

Apr-01-13 7:52 AM

The only time an amount of money will be enough to satisfy the never ending desire for bigger and farther reaching government is when the Republicans are in office. Like drones, debt limits, war and intrusion into privacy. These would all be huge issues if a Republican was in office. Not so now.

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