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Lincoln

United States

#867056 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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It's not Republicans who refuse to take any responsibility and refuse to look for new and better solutions from this point.
Yes it is.
Republicans in denial.
George Bush administration gave us the 2008 stock market crash as voters remembered in 2012.
Sorry but you are wrong on this

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#867057 Mar 2, 2013
And you losers get to whine and gnash your teeth about it for FOUR MORE YEARS!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Still angry because America rejected the Mormon anti-Christ??

Too bad!! Deal with it!!

Meanwhile, Obama's approval rating is light years above the Republiclown Teabagger House!!

I'm lovin' it!!
TSM wrote:
Obama's Added $6 Trillion to the National Debt "It's the largest increase to date under any U.S. president, while Incomes Drop Most In 20 Years, 1/6 Americans in Poverty and Obamacare going to add another 6.2 trillion to the Deficit!! We can all agree this President is ‘Historic’….Disaster!!

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carol

Orlando, FL

#867058 Mar 2, 2013
Florida wrote:
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LOL.. You're still alone, sick and old, but happy.
You should try and do a little research before putting your foot in your mouth.

1938 - Roosevelt (D) got Fannie Mae through a Democrat-controlled congress.

1970 - Freddie Mac was created by Democrats in congress 57-43 Senate and 234-192 House.

1977 - The Community Reinvestment Act was passed by the democratic congress (61-39 Senate and 292-143 House) and signed into law by Jimmy Carter. It encouraged banks and mortgage lenders to loan money for housing to people who would not otherwise qualify (with Freddie and Fannie backing same by taking the paper).

1995 - President Clinton signed the executive order mandating lenders expand their lending for mortgages to sub-prime borrowers (that means people who would not qualify under any criteria in a sane world). Failure to do so would result in the lending institution not having access to federal funds or the quasi governmental Fannie and Freddie.

1999 - Republican Senator Phil Gramm pushed through congress deregulation laws (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) removing Depression era laws separating banking, insurance and brokerage activities. The vote in the Senate was 98-1-1. Biden and Harry Reid, who are now saying it's all Bush's fault, voted for the bill. Obama fails to mention that his running mate voted for it and Clinton signed it into law.

2003 - President Bush tried to get congress to amend Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rules to disallow loans to people who would not qualify under normal lending institution rules for making loans.

The Democrats in the Senate (48) used the threat of filibuster to kill the bill.

Both parties are culpable. Democrats are more culpable.

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TSM

El Paso, TX

#867059 Mar 2, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>I was talking ABOUT you, not to you, Idiot...BTW, do any of your "prodigy" know the word is spelled "coming" not "comming" and "bearer" not "barer"? So little time, so many trolls with tells...
Leosnana if you were talking About me not to me than why did you Reply to my post? I know it’s confusing ‘Ooops’ that’s right, you can’t confuse a Liberal there Born Confuse!!

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carol

Orlando, FL

#867060 Mar 2, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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Yes it is.
Republicans in denial.
George Bush administration gave us the 2008 stock market crash as voters remembered in 2012.
Sorry but you are wrong on this
George Bush had nothing to do with the housing market collapse except to warn Congress of the pending crisis.

Both parties' share responsbility for ignoring those warnings. However, the Democrats hold most of the cards in having been the most resistent.

Look up a video or the transcript from the Congressional Hearing on Fannie and Freddie in 2004.

You will see for yourself what I'm saying can't be denied.

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#867061 Mar 2, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh! S/he'll be back claiming Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and AIG are all savings and loans and Barney Frank served as CEO of all three next...have you noticed that in carol's writing style, she usually prefaces each larger lie with "keep in mind"?
Leo, I'm not Carol, I do enjoy her perspective.. It keeps the Lieberals beating their collective gums?? Put your teeth in Leo, its almost 1:00pm....

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#867062 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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Massachusetts voted to pass Romneycare. Americans were given no voice and Republicans completely shut out of Obamacare.
Massachusetts is a small state and the population a small fraction compared to the entire nation.
Only 9% of the uninsured were not covered in Massachusetts. Over 3 million people will be added to government-run health care in 2014.
There's quite a big difference. But you have to have some modicum of perspective.
Three million? You call that perspective?

Avoid numbers Carol__you can't be trusted with them!

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#867063 Mar 2, 2013
Again, you're goddamned liar.

MA voters got to vote on Rmoneycare?? In your freakin' dreams, you
fool!!

""In 1994 Mitt Romney ran for the U.S. Senate. His opponent: Ted Kennedy. During that campaign Romney was critical of the liberalism of his opponent even coining s term "Kennedy Country" as means of describing the devastation Kennedy's liberal social policies had wrought on the poor neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

He lost that election but won his next attempt at state wide office as Governor in 2002. He ran on the pledge that he would not saddle the people of the state with socialist tax-and-spend or an expansion of liberal social policies.

However soon after he was elected Romney began the drumbeat for socialized medicine. Three years later he signed RomneyCare into law. The voters of Massachusetts did not vote for RomneyCare as by his own admission he did not plan his socialized medicine scheme until after the 2002 election. Romney foisted it upon the citizenry without warning and without any prodding from his Democratic rivals.

However, guess who was in the forefront of lobbying the state legislature to get Romney's bill passed? Yes, Ted Kennedy. The same Senator who pushed for socialized medicine for many decades. This became a Romney-Kennedy production.

Further Mitt Romney stood proudly with Kennedy while he signed RomneyCare into law. The Ted Kennedy love fest video from the 2006 bill signing ceremony for the health care law:

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/12/m...

You again prove what an airhead you are, Carol. Repeat your lies, it's all you're capable of.
carol wrote:
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Massachusetts voted to pass Romneycare. Americans were given no voice and Republicans completely shut out of Obamacare.
Massachusetts is a small state and the population a small fraction compared to the entire nation.
Only 9% of the uninsured were not covered in Massachusetts. Over 3 million people will be added to government-run health care in 2014.
There's quite a big difference. But you have to have some modicum of perspective.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#867064 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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It's not Republicans who refuse to take any responsibility and refuse to look for new and better solutions from this point.
3rd emphatic assertion on one page. and in the only one that you actually tried to prove your point you gave us this....

Obama says he’s ready to bargain in good faith, albeit from the standpoint that additional deficit reduction should include tax revenue as well as more spending cuts. Conservatives say that the president has failed to lead.

But Steve Bell, a budget analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center who served for years as a Republican congressional staffer, says that these questions are not easy for Republicans, either. He says conservatives and liberals alike are aware of the risks of a voter backlash from tinkering with Social Security and health-care programs, which are the biggest driver of projected deficits in the long run.

"It's been this strange non-dialogue," he says.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2013/...

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#867065 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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George Bush had nothing to do with the housing market collapse except to warn Congress of the pending crisis.
Both parties' share responsbility for ignoring those warnings. However, the Democrats hold most of the cards in having been the most resistent.
Look up a video or the transcript from the Congressional Hearing on Fannie and Freddie in 2004.
You will see for yourself what I'm saying can't be denied.
George Bush: we want everybody in America to own their own home. That's what we want.

&fe ature=related

Home Ownership and President Bush

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#867066 Mar 2, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
And you losers get to whine and gnash your teeth about it for FOUR MORE YEARS!!
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Still angry because America rejected the Mormon anti-Christ??
Too bad!! Deal with it!!
Meanwhile, Obama's approval rating is light years above the Republiclown Teabagger House!!
I'm lovin' it!!
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Nuculur are you trying to make a Point or disagreeing with the Facts?

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#867067 Mar 2, 2013
More lies from the serial liars of Topix!!

Bush was President!! Yet you stupidly maintain he had nothing to do with the housing collapse that happende on his watch??

Who reappointed Alan Greenspan, whose low interest rate policies fed the housing bubble??

Who loudly called for an 'ownership society', where more Americans got to own their own part of the American Dream?? Whether they could afford it or not?

George W. Bush, that's who.



You're a big fan of YouTube, here's Bush's speech on home ownership.

You walked right into that one, nitwit!!

Thanks!!
carol wrote:
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George Bush had nothing to do with the housing market collapse except to warn Congress of the pending crisis.
Both parties' share responsbility for ignoring those warnings. However, the Democrats hold most of the cards in having been the most resistent.
Look up a video or the transcript from the Congressional Hearing on Fannie and Freddie in 2004.
You will see for yourself what I'm saying can't be denied.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#867068 Mar 2, 2013
TSM wrote:
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Leosnana if you were talking About me not to me than why did you Reply to my post? I know it’s confusing ‘Ooops’ that’s right, you can’t confuse a Liberal there Born Confuse!!
Lol, it keeps getting better!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#867069 Mar 2, 2013
Bush drive for home ownership fueled housing bubble

From his earliest days in office, Bush paired his belief that Americans do best when they own their own homes with his conviction that markets do best when left alone. Bush pushed hard to expand home ownership, especially among minority groups, an initiative that dovetailed with both his ambition to expand Republican appeal and the business interests of some of his biggest donors. But his housing policies and hands-off approach to regulation encouraged lax lending standards.

Bush did foresee the danger posed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage finance giants. The president spent years pushing a recalcitrant Congress to toughen regulation of the companies, but was unwilling to compromise when his former Treasury secretary wanted to cut a deal. And the regulator Bush chose to oversee them - an old school buddy - pronounced the companies sound even as they headed toward insolvency.

As early as 2006, top advisers to Bush dismissed warnings from people inside and outside the White House that housing prices were inflated and that a foreclosure crisis was looming. And when the economy deteriorated, Bush and his team misdiagnosed the reasons and scope of the downturn. As recently as February, for example, Bush was still calling it a "rough patch."

The result was a series of piecemeal policy prescriptions that lagged behind the escalating crisis.

"There is no question we did not recognize the severity of the problems," said Al Hubbard, Bush's former chief economic adviser, who left the White House in December 2007. "Had we, we would have attacked them."

Looking back, Keith Hennessey, Bush's current chief economic adviser, said he and his colleagues had done the best they could "with the information we had at the time." But Hennessey did say he regretted that the administration had not paid more heed to the dangers of easy lending practices.

And both Paulson and his predecessor, John Snow, say the housing push went too far.

"The Bush administration took a lot of pride that home ownership had reached historic highs," Snow said during an interview. "But what we forgot in the process was that it has to be done in the context of people being able to afford their house. We now realize there was a high cost."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...

"was unwilling to compromise when his former Treasury secretary wanted to cut a deal" on the Oxley/Frank Bill. why?

The Administration strongly believes that the housing GSEs should be focused on their core housing mission, particularly with respect to low-income Americans and first-time homebuyers. Instead, provisions of H.R. 1461 that expand mortgage purchasing authority would lessen the housing GSEs' commitment to low-income homebuyers.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php...

that says it all.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#867070 Mar 2, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Yes, that's exactly what you are.
Thanks for admitting to it!!
Now go get help!!
What is your next post? That your daddy is better than mine, juvenile libtard?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#867071 Mar 2, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>You must have first hand knowledge of what you speak, Right?
Lol

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#867072 Mar 2, 2013
Did you ever attend school?? Seriously.

It would appear not, which is why you stick to short messages, which are filled with spelling errors, mangled syntax, and ignorance.

You're an uneducated wingnut, and all you offer is stupid commentary, without making sense.

Here's an example;

"you can’t confuse a Liberal there Born Confuse!!"

I rest my case. You're an uneducated dimwit who is still seething because a black man is our President!!

Deal with it, loser!!
TSM wrote:
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Leosnana if you were talking About me not to me than why did you Reply to my post? I know it’s confusing ‘Ooops’ that’s right,
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#867073 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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Massachusetts voted to pass Romneycare. Americans were given no voice and Republicans completely shut out of Obamacare.
Massachusetts is a small state and the population a small fraction compared to the entire nation.
Only 9% of the uninsured were not covered in Massachusetts. Over 3 million people will be added to government-run health care in 2014.
There's quite a big difference. But you have to have some modicum of perspective.
Americans were given no choice?
Sooo, the 2012 elections never happened.
You know, when Romney and GOP senate candidates opposing Obamacare all lost?
Interestingly, every GOP Governor opposed to Obamacare that is up for re election has suddenly changed their tune and are implementing the Medicaid expansion in their states.
You are once again living in an alternate reality.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#867074 Mar 2, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Lol, it keeps getting better!
...until you pass out from the vodka...

Since: Sep 10

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#867075 Mar 2, 2013
At least I have a daddy.

All you have is a dried out petri dish.

Explains why you desperately seek attention with your cast of sockpuppets, like the Ivy League educated son of yours, Jimmy!! Or your Ivy League educated wife, Crazy Old Goober!! Or your collection of Yugo's and Trabant's!!

HAHAHAHAHAHA
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What is your next post? That your daddy is better than mine, juvenile libtard?

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