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#78 Aug 18, 2014
Bill wrote:
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Most of the "reckless spending" was because of economic crash. The tea party is the right wing of the Republican party now I don't know if it was ever bipartisian.
Oh, and was Obama's stimulus package a success?!? I think NOT...therefore, it was reckless, ignorant spending...whatever the excuse...

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#79 Aug 18, 2014
Bill wrote:
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Street protests are somewhat different that openly advocating a civil war.
You might want to educate Reverend Barber on that philosophy...lol
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#80 Aug 18, 2014
---Word Woman--- wrote:
I still think Bush was the worst president ever. His economic policies led a global banking collapse and the worst recession since the great depression.
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#81 Aug 18, 2014
---Word Woman--- wrote:
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Oh, and was Obama's stimulus package a success?!? I think NOT...therefore, it was reckless, ignorant spending...whatever the excuse...
I have read a lot of news articles on the stimulus and most experts think the recession would been worse and lasted longer without the stimulus. The money probably could have been spent smarter, but there was no agreement on how it should be spent. There was widespread agreement that a stimulus package was needed
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#83 Aug 18, 2014
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You might want to educate Reverend Barber on that philosophy...lol
We are here today because we need a healing in the land. We need those who want to perpetuate a sick health care system that is not for everybody and does not cover everybody to turn from their wicked ways. We are here today because we need a healing in the land.

It is ironic that 74 years ago in this same month of August, President Franklin Roosevelt was fighting to secure and sign the Social Security Act. Even then, the precursors of today’s forces of greed, selfishness, fear, and division were fighting him, and fighting reform and progressivism in America. They called it “socialism.” That’s what they said about Social Security. They said it would break America. They said that everybody should not be included.

In fact, these attacks weakened the first Social Security Act. The forces of greed, selfishness, fear, and division fought so hard, and bought so many souls, they forced coverage for the mostly Black, Hispanic and poor domestic and farm workers to be taken out of the Act before it was passed. It took 19 long years for these Americans to finally be covered when they turned 65 –if they made it to 65.

http://www.revwilliambarber.com/

I don't disagree with any of that

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#84 Aug 18, 2014
Bill wrote:
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I have read a lot of news articles on the stimulus and most experts think the recession would been worse and lasted longer without the stimulus. The money probably could have been spent smarter, but there was no agreement on how it should be spent. There was widespread agreement that a stimulus package was needed
Maybe so...but it was Obama's unwillingness/failure to work with Republicans that led to it's failure. Bill Clinton was successful in balancing the budget b/c he listened to & worked with Newt Gingrich & the Republicans...Obama would have been well-advised to do the same...he didn't & will go down in history as a huge failure as a U.S. president.

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#85 Aug 18, 2014
Bill wrote:
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We are here today because we need a healing in the land. We need those who want to perpetuate a sick health care system that is not for everybody and does not cover everybody to turn from their wicked ways. We are here today because we need a healing in the land.
It is ironic that 74 years ago in this same month of August, President Franklin Roosevelt was fighting to secure and sign the Social Security Act. Even then, the precursors of today’s forces of greed, selfishness, fear, and division were fighting him, and fighting reform and progressivism in America. They called it “socialism.” That’s what they said about Social Security. They said it would break America. They said that everybody should not be included.
In fact, these attacks weakened the first Social Security Act. The forces of greed, selfishness, fear, and division fought so hard, and bought so many souls, they forced coverage for the mostly Black, Hispanic and poor domestic and farm workers to be taken out of the Act before it was passed. It took 19 long years for these Americans to finally be covered when they turned 65 –if they made it to 65.
http://www.revwilliambarber.com/
I don't disagree with any of that
Oh, Rev. Barber is a glorified rabble-rouser...anyone who can't see that is blind as a bat...
CrunchyBacon

Arlington Heights, IL

#86 Aug 18, 2014
The US debt was less than 1 trillion when I was in college (early 80s).

It's now 17.5T and 43% of this disgusting growth occurred during the "Dear Leaders" terms.

Argue all you want, but it won't change these facts.

Truth is I think we are fk'd, that 17.5T is going to sink this once great nation.
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#87 Aug 18, 2014
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Bill Clinton was successful in balancing the budget b/c he listened to & worked with Newt Gingrich & the Republicans...
Hopefully Hillary can do the same thing. She can get advice from Bill.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Arcadia, LA.

#88 Aug 18, 2014
Bill wrote:
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I still think Bush was the worst president ever. His economic policies led a global banking collapse and the worst recession since the great depression.
Democrat policies of "a home for everyone, whether or not they can afford it" led to that, as well as they refusal to approve mortgage reform.
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#89 Aug 18, 2014
CrunchyBacon wrote:
The US debt was less than 1 trillion when I was in college (early 80s).
It's now 17.5T and 43% of this disgusting growth occurred during the "Dear Leaders" terms.
Argue all you want, but it won't change these facts.
Truth is I think we are fk'd, that 17.5T is going to sink this once great nation.
The United States is tenth in the world in national debt among developed countries. Japan's debt is 229% of GDP, Greece 163% of GDP, Ireland 105%, US 103%. Numbers from 2011. Hard to say how things would have turned out if John McCain had won the presidential election in 2008. World war I'm thinking

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#90 Aug 18, 2014
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Hopefully Hillary can do the same thing. She can get advice from Bill.
I think Hillary's chances of being elected are slim to none...but I DO love the way that she's trying to distance herself from Obama as much as possible...even she's smart enough to know that he's a failure & a campaign killer...lol ;)
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#91 Aug 18, 2014
dragoon70056 wrote:
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Democrat policies of "a home for everyone, whether or not they can afford it" led to that, as well as they refusal to approve mortgage reform.
George Bush ran his 2000 presidental campaign on everybody in the country buying a house

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#92 Aug 18, 2014
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George Bush ran his 2000 presidental campaign on everybody in the country buying a house
Democrats refused to support stricter regulation & claimed it was discrimination, as they claim with everything (i.e. voter ID)
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#93 Aug 18, 2014
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I think Hillary's chances of being elected are slim to none...but I DO love the way that she's trying to distance herself from Obama as much as possible...even she's smart enough to know that he's a failure & a campaign killer...lol ;)
She's the front runner right now and she's not even said if she's running yet.

I don't think a 40% approval rating is too bad with the the economy he inherited.

Do Republicans think the world economy wouldn't have crashed if McCain had won the election or do they think he would have done a better job of recovering the economy?
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#94 Aug 18, 2014
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Democrats refused to support stricter regulation & claimed it was discrimination, as they claim with everything (i.e. voter ID)
Bush advocated an "ownership society" while he was running for president and while he was in office. How are you going to get more people to buy houses without lowering the credit standards?

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#95 Aug 18, 2014
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She's the front runner right now and she's not even said if she's running yet.
I don't think a 40% approval rating is too bad with the the economy he inherited.
Do Republicans think the world economy wouldn't have crashed if McCain had won the election or do they think he would have done a better job of recovering the economy?
Who's she running in front of?!? She might be the frontrunner for Dems, but it's hard to claim a frontrunner when one doesn't know who the opposition is/will be. And, to be so popular, her book sure was a big fat flop & her publisher is going to take a loss...
Now, I wasn't a McCain fan (though I supported him over Obama)...but I believe wholeheartedly that Romney would have done a FAR better job than Obama...

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#96 Aug 18, 2014
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Democrats refused to support stricter regulation & claimed it was discrimination, as they claim with everything (i.e. voter ID)
That is right. The community reinvestment act was started by Carter and broadened greatly under Bill Clinton
Bill

Owensboro, KY

#97 Aug 18, 2014
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Who's she running in front of?!? She might be the frontrunner for Dems, but it's hard to claim a frontrunner when one doesn't know who the opposition is/will be. And, to be so popular, her book sure was a big fat flop & her publisher is going to take a loss...
Now, I wasn't a McCain fan (though I supported him over Obama)...but I believe wholeheartedly that Romney would have done a FAR better job than Obama...
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#98 Aug 18, 2014
Bill wrote:
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Bush advocated an "ownership society" while he was running for president and while he was in office. How are you going to get more people to buy houses without lowering the credit standards?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7814704.s...

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