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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1140139 May 22, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Would hate to think liberals like Homer are actually liars. He used to be funny at one time (posting on his scooter and falling off mid post)- so I'd like to think he's just too easily misled and perhaps too gullible for his own good and that one day he'll come to terms with it and be funny again.
I'm still waiting for you to show me when CRA was repealed to prove your point son....

After all, I'd hate to think you were lying... especially since you claim to walk with Jesus....
Bernard Forand

East Quogue, NY

#1140140 May 22, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Reward the productive...
"Director of Phoenix VA Hospital Where Vets Died from Delays Received $8,500 Bonus in April (Update: Bonus Rescinded)"
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/director-...
Notice virtually all VA administration problems are in the southern red states. You forgot the Dallas report from the the land of Texas..

Since: Jan 11

Albany, GA

#1140141 May 22, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>
Given that the VA hospital system is hopelessly broken, why not just shut down the entire operation and let veterans get private medical care at government expense?
Voucher them out to the private sector? Wad are you, some kind of crazy tea partier?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140142 May 22, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'giving the people money we borrowed from China or printed in a bank to buy stuff that is made in China or Korea, and SOLD to us BY SAM WALTON so that it stimulates our economy' economy is on fire!

'Capacity utilization for total industry increased in March to 79.2 percent, a rate that is 0.9 percentage point below its long-run (1972–2013) average....'

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/articles/0416...
Bernard Forand

East Quogue, NY

#1140143 May 22, 2014
So we are back to are you better off than you were 6 years ago.
Ahhh Remember the good old days?
Predators that walk amongst us.
Paulson admits deregulation has failed us all

By MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)-- You know things are very very bad on Wall Street when a guy like Henry Paulson -- Treasury secretary, solid Republican, and former Goldman Sachs CEO -- joins the crowd calling for more regulation over the financial markets.
Paulson spared no one in his criticism Thursday of the excesses of deregulation that has now created the worst global financial crisis in a generation, threatening the health of the U.S. economy, the savings of millions of Americans, and the survival of some of the biggest financial institutions in the world.
Wall Street and Washington both failed big time, he said. Wall Street invented new ways to make money by selling securities so complicated that no one could really follow which shell the pea was under. Fortunes were made on the paper Wall Street sold.
At the same time, Washington's watchdogs were dozing, tranquilized by the false assurance that Wall Street would police its own.
It's been obvious for years now that Wall Street could not be trusted, and finally official Washington agrees. The markets need a tougher cop to make sure that money-center banks, investment banks, credit-rating agencies, hedge funds, mortgage brokers and the rest don't let their own greed and arrogance ruin it for the rest of us.
"Regulation needs to catch up with innovation," Paulson said, and he was backed up by the rest of President Bush's working group on financial markets, including Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Securities and Exchange Commissioner Chris Cox. Not a commie among them.
The housing bubble wasn't a flaw; it was a predictable outcome of a system that rewarded smart people small fortunes for conjuring up ways to persuade people to borrow more than they could ever hope to pay back. All the profits were taken off the table quickly, but the staggering costs are only now being paid by homeowners, shareholders, builders and the rest of society.
Paulson's proposals won't necessarily prevent a recurrence, but they are a humble recognition that the centerpiece of two decades of Republican economic policy have failed.
-- Rex Nutting, Washington bureau chief
Republicans have not strayed from their previous agendas other than to increase the probabilities of failure.

Since: Jan 11

Albany, GA

#1140144 May 22, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
No one is saying the VA is not efficient.
Government efficiency is a contradiction in terms.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1140145 May 22, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Typical right wing nut once again fails to answer question and reverts back to ignorant ranting. Graduate of the Beck University, right?
Complaining about a problem, or crying uncle, without proposing a solution is called whining you beck etard... Instead of names and meaningless insults you moron, jump out there and prove me wrong or whine on you ignorant dumbass... Yet another idiot socialist liberal running backwards..

It's the culture...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140147 May 22, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Storm Warning was not taken seriously when the Bushwhacking roller coaster crashed . It was called the “Perfect Storm”
The storm arrived in February 2008.
Fannie Mae reports a $ 3.55 billion loss for the fourth quarter of 2007.
Collapsing in March 2008 Bear Sterns accepts buy out by J.P. Morgan Chase. Feds put up $30 billion loan for the purchase.
Carlyle Group defaults on a $16.6 billion debt.
Feds free up $200 billion to support Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
April; International Monetary Fund projects a $945 billion loss from the finical crises. G-7 finance minister agrees to institute a new finical regulations.
June; Repossession of home mortgages doubles and accelerating. Hundreds, including 2 Bear Sterns managers are charged with fraud in the subprime mortgage market.
July; Oil hits all time high of $145 per barrel. Gas at $4 a gallon.
Mortgage lender IndyMac collapses. Freddie Mac and Fannie May spiraling down. Bush announces not to worry, have faith.. Feds guarantee the debts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
U.S. Secretary of The Treasury Hank Paulson quote “ The global economy is more sound; it is as strong as I’ve seen it in my business career”
September; U.S. Government seizes control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
On the 17th second oldest investment bank, Lehman Brothers declares bankruptcy. Merrill Lynch is bought out by Bank Of America. Feds bail out AIG Insurance for $85billion
White House through Hank Paulson request $700 billion {no strings attached} bailout plan, for banks and free up some credit.
Last two standing investment banks, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are forced to convert to holding companies. This allows them to have direct access to Feds discount window for loans.
September 26; Feds seizes Washington Mutual in America’s largest ever U.S. Bank failure.
September 29; Republican led House rejects presidents Bush’s request of $700 billion bailout.
Wachovia Bank collapsing; negotiations with Citigroup for take over.
Bailout clears the House of Representatives and Bush immediately signs into law.
October 6 to the 10th; Dow drops a record 2,031 points. Weekly loss of 19.67%!
November 4,2008 Obama elected as the economy shrinks by 9% to become the Great Recession. Only the Great Depression was greater in all of U.S. History.
Consider when Bush entered the White House with a budget surplus, a prosperous economy, and a strong middle class. Eight years later leaves the economy, stock markets and the budget, in utter chaos !
Presidential ranking puts Bush slightly ahead of Herbert Hoover. Which is the lowest end of the ranking system.
anecdote!!!!!!!!!!
no citation jean.....

here ya go!

Bill Clintons Economy sucked....

stock markets....LOSSES.....

April 14, 2000 - 617.77 (-5.66%)

Oct. 27, 1997 - 554.26 (-7.18%)

Aug. 31, 1998 - 512.62 (-6.37%)

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0875563.html
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1140148 May 22, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
See? This is why you (and most liberals) are so confused.
After posting three sources and quoting each of them - The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Examiner and the Harvard website (showing the poll of young voters turning away from Democrats)- you want to think it's still my "opinion" rather than "facts".
You really have to pop that bubble of denial sooner or later.
so the trend isn't what's happening to FOX?

the younger crowd can't seem to run away from FOX fast enough. something about FOX constantly hyping unfounded conspiracy theories i would imagine.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140149 May 22, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Notice virtually all VA administration problems are in the southern red states. You forgot the Dallas report from the the land of Texas..
all of a sudden a Progressive believes in individual states....

must be the pot....
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1140150 May 22, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Notice virtually all VA administration problems are in the southern red states. You forgot the Dallas report from the the land of Texas..
Unfortunately you are still in a lose/lose situation in November you loser ... The Best Project you and you socialist liberals will ever work on idiot is the VA.

Liberalism is dead..

It's the culture..
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140151 May 22, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Notice virtually all VA administration problems are in the southern red states. You forgot the Dallas report from the the land of Texas..
Colorado...

"...VA employees at an outpatient clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., falsified appointment records to hide the fact that as many as 6,300 veterans treated at the outpatient clinic waited months to be seen for treatment..."

Pittsburgh....

'...And in Pittsburgh, VA officials are accused of covering up the death of several patients after the water in a VA hospital became infected with bacteria. The officials reportedly tried to hide the information not only from patients and superiors, but even from hospital staff...'

http://nypost.com/2014/05/16/va-hospital-scan...
Jean

Newburgh, NY

#1140152 May 22, 2014
Husband has used the VA ...NY and Fl for mire than 10 years even tho he had & has private insurance. Has gotten excellent ... State of the art care . Have no idea what and why the problems in AZ.
Think the problems of bad management at a particular hospital are exascerbated by a patient population... Many with no concerned families, mental and substance abuse problems,.. that cannot and do not advocate for themselves.
There are bad administrators in all organizations. With pushback they uually get replaced.
The VA is a great place for medical care. In fact their meical record keeping and the knowledge gined through that has chnged medical protocols around the world.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1140153 May 22, 2014
Does anyone else wonder why there's a huge ball of fire in our solar system that's different from most other planets and is the source of sustaining life on this planet which happens to have an onion-thinned layer of protection around it to assist in protecting life from its rays which is also different from any other planet we've discovered in our little corner of the universe so far?

Or is it just me?

Also, aside from the scientific explanation that the sun is a very big ball of gas and a process called nuclear fusion is taking place in its core...how come our sun is unique in that way and just far enough and close enough away to sustain life on our unique little blue planet considering the utter vastness of the universe?

The odds of that precise proximity is are astronomical odds I'd say.

Good thing that big bang with all of its chaos put a ring of protection around us.

(Just thinking out loud.)
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140154 May 22, 2014
Progressives call this a 'market correction when a Democrats in the oval office and a recession when a Republican is in the White House...

Ladies and Gentlemen....

The BIll Clinton economy!!!!!

"Bleak Friday on Wall Street

April 14, 2000: 5:49 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (CNNfn)- U.S. stocks plummeted Friday, capping off five days of stunning losses that handed the Nasdaq composite index its worst weekly performance of all time and the Dow Jones industrial average its steepest one-session point loss in history.

The Dow tumbled more than 600 points, trouncing the previous record and triggering circuit breakers at the New York Stock Exchange. The sell-off gave the Nasdaq its biggest point loss of all time, topping the last No. 1 plunge set just five days ago'

http://money.cnn.com/2000/04/14/markets/marke...
Bernard Forand

East Quogue, NY

#1140155 May 22, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Complaining about a problem, or crying uncle, without proposing a solution is called whining you beck etard... Instead of names and meaningless insults you moron, jump out there and prove me wrong or whine on you ignorant dumbass... Yet another idiot socialist liberal running backwards..
It's the culture...
You never answered my question and ask me to prove something. You do know that Hitler was a Fascist? All you have done is prove that even they were socialist as well as you are. Just of different degrees.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1140156 May 22, 2014
Clinton beat Reagan!!!!!!

Progressives call this a 'market correction when a Democrats in the oval office and a recession when a Republican is in the White House...

Ladies and Gentlemen....

The BIll Clinton economy!!!!!

"Bleak Friday on Wall Street

April 14, 2000: 5:49 p.m. ET

'But the statistical standout could be this: the Nasdaq fell more than 25 percent this week, trouncing the 19 percent fall that began Oct. 21, 1987, Black Monday.'

http://money.cnn.com/2000/04/14/markets/marke...

Since: Jan 11

Albany, GA

#1140157 May 22, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
all of a sudden a Progressive believes in individual states....
must be the pot....
Whaaat? We have states? Ya mean they aren't federal districts?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1140158 May 22, 2014
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Notice virtually all VA administration problems are in the southern red states. You forgot the Dallas report from the the land of Texas..
It's called 'capitalism' down there....
TPRTY

East Hartford, CT

#1140159 May 22, 2014
The ever-campaigning Obama is never to blame. Is this guy president? Is this guy governing?

The most brilliant president we've ever had -- always acting pizzed off because he has no clue what is going on around him?

And you fools believe him.

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