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Paul Volcker Prevails

Paul Volcker Prevails

Commented Jan 21, 2010 at 10:09:11 in Business

“Does anyone even believe anymore that this won't be some half a$$ proposal that will at best case turn into some wimpy legislation full of loopholes ?

This president bark but doesn't bite. We already understand that.”

PATina on Jan 21, 2010 at 10:16:51

“What I hope... is that w/ this election in MA... people will see that our voices and votes matter... and will stay on the President AND Congress to make sure it doesn't turn into wimpy legislation full of loopholes.”

Enlightened22 on Jan 21, 2010 at 10:11:33

“We understand you understand a lot of things.”
Review Obama's Job Performance

Review Obama's Job Performance

Commented Jan 21, 2010 at 10:06:53 in Politics

“This president barks, but doesn't bite.”
Obama To Propose New Limits On Banks, Revive 'Spirit Of Glass Steagall'

Obama To Propose New Limits On Banks, Revive 'Spirit Of Glass Steagall'

Commented Jan 21, 2010 at 00:54:50 in Business

“Thats republican tactics. If you can't attack the message, attack the messenger :)

We've seen it all before from your ilk.”

mamapower on Jan 21, 2010 at 01:12:09

“Oh, you picked up another fan?

How did you fan yourself?”
Obama To Propose New Limits On Banks, Revive 'Spirit Of Glass Steagall'

Obama To Propose New Limits On Banks, Revive 'Spirit Of Glass Steagall'

Commented Jan 21, 2010 at 00:52:59 in Business

“Its already clear that Obama is Wall Streets finger puppet.

So they'll pass some weak rules full of loopholes and then tell the public "look we're doing something".

Miserable weaklings. This isn't the leadership I voted for.”

Never-The-Less on Jan 21, 2010 at 01:03:11

“you hit the nail right on the head, it is totally their MO.”
Obama To Propose New Limits On Banks, Revive 'Spirit Of Glass Steagall'

Obama To Propose New Limits On Banks, Revive 'Spirit Of Glass Steagall'

Commented Jan 21, 2010 at 00:48:36 in Business

“Too little too late. And the timing couldn't be worse. Its obvious they are trying to throw some bone to the public after miserable loss in MA.

But people's trust is already gone.”

anothervoice2 on Jan 21, 2010 at 00:53:06

“People's trust is gone alright- but more in the people of MA. So Brown drives a pick up truck. And ran ads effectively masking his true identity as a tea party candidate, and packaging himself fraudulently as an independent. He was a terrible choice. The buyer's remorse will result in an upswell of support for the Democrat running against him in 2012.
Brown is out in 2012!!!”

LegallyPalin on Jan 21, 2010 at 00:51:28

“Keep dreaming and spamming.”

acapo on Jan 21, 2010 at 00:50:06

“Fanned.”

mamapower on Jan 21, 2010 at 00:49:18

“4 fans?

Chiiiile please! You the one too late!”
Obama To Dems: Don't Jam Through Health Care Bill

Obama To Dems: Don't Jam Through Health Care Bill

Commented Jan 20, 2010 at 16:23:10 in Politics

“Obama is spineless and weak. He never had any respect from Republicans, and now he's losing all support among Democrats. Wall Street bailouts aside... "Don't jam this through" is as spineless as it gets.”

Scott G on Jan 20, 2010 at 16:28:12

“are you implying you have "respect" fro republicans?
If so, I'd say you should take a long look backwards.”
Obama: Hurry Up On Health Care, Bypass Usual Negotiations

Obama: Hurry Up On Health Care, Bypass Usual Negotiations

Commented Jan 6, 2010 at 12:13:01 in Politics

“the only reason 30 million will get health insurance is because the bill will MANDATE them to buy it.

Next Obama will solve the world hunger by mandating people to buy food. How come No one else thought of that.”
Public Pensions Are $2 Trillion Short: Report

Public Pensions Are $2 Trillion Short: Report

Commented Jan 5, 2010 at 12:40:25 in Business

“Reminds me of that South Park episode with underwear gnomes.

"Step 1 . Collect Underwear".
"Step 3. Profit"

They never knew what the step 2 was. Same as pension plans with 8% annual return assumptions. And I'm sure the 0.25% interest rates are helping a lot too.”
Bankruptcies Surge 32 Percent In 2009

Bankruptcies Surge 32 Percent In 2009

Commented Jan 5, 2010 at 11:41:43 in Business

“This is bogus math.

The economy came to a halt in the end of 2008, so all relative comparisons are meaningless. Of course there was some uptick to be expected when people stopped panicing and some sort of economic activity resumed. Sure administration stopped the panic but at what cost ? They simply guaranteed all bad debt . Relayed the burden from private failing corporations on the shoulders of the next generation. And have completely undermined the public trust.

All that "jobs saved" number is pulled out of thin air.

But most importantly borrowing money from China to give out unemployment benefits and rebuild bridges isn't a sound economic policy. The country needs to be completely restructured. New quality jobs will only come from educated workforce. Corporations need to be disincentivised to ship jobs overseas.

There are 2 billion people in China and India who are willing to work for much less, and they are getting educated and more and more qualified. And this country is cutting spending on education first. And borrowing money for wars, unemployment benefits, and piles of concrete that will need to be repaired again in a couple of decades. These aren't lasting jobs. And what is worse, our children will have to pay for this idiocy by devalued currency, higher interest rates and lower paychecks.

The administration so far only stopped the bleeding at high cost. But has done nothing to cure the wounds. Don't praise them just yet.”
Ezra Klein: Dems Should Use Reconciliation To Pass Stimulus

Ezra Klein: Dems Should Use Reconciliation To Pass Stimulus

Commented Dec 31, 2009 at 13:11:48 in Politics

“Nothing. They gonna borrow money from China with a promise that our kids will pay for it so they could rebuild a few bridges and roads that will fall apart with time anyway and provide nothing but a temporary boost.

Idiocy galore.”
Ezra Klein: Dems Should Use Reconciliation To Pass Stimulus

Ezra Klein: Dems Should Use Reconciliation To Pass Stimulus

Commented Dec 31, 2009 at 13:06:50 in Politics

“I think Ezra's idea is horrible.

Borrowing money from China and throwing them into a black hole isn't a solution. Rebuilding bridges on borrowed money will do nothing for long term economy.

And stimulus is BS. You can't get out of credit card debt by borowing more. You do it by cutting up your credit card and making drastic changes in your lifestyle. And thats what this country needs.

Unfortunately all fixes that will make a long term difference require political will. And this country doesn't have political will. This administration is huge dissapointment and the alternative is even worse. So we're screwed.

The country needs to end wars, and divert the money into the economy. Increase investment in education, instead of cutting it like they are doing now. Create a competitive workforce that will compete with China and India. There are 2 billion people in the world willing to work for much less then Americans and who are now getting educated at a rapid pace. The US has fell to the 6 place in the world in technological innovation. From the first place. Thats whats scary. The country is losing its edge against abundund, cheap and increasingly more qualified workforce.

Borrowing money to flush them down the toilet will make a short term bump but will relay even bigger problems onto next generation.”
Financial Reform Bill: Bankers Get $4 Trillion Gift From Barney Frank: David Reilly

Financial Reform Bill: Bankers Get $4 Trillion Gift From Barney Frank: David Reilly

Commented Dec 31, 2009 at 07:40:41 in Business

“And you of course read the bill, and know all the facts.

Let me give you a fact from the bill. The government will provide 4 trillion dollars to the financial industry for future bailouts. No congress authorization needed. Thats a fact.

And if someone is illing to provide 4 trillion dollars to financial industry, you bet they'll make sure to get their hands on every penny of that”
Karzai: Civilians Killed By International Forces During Fighting

Karzai: Civilians Killed By International Forces During Fighting

Commented Dec 28, 2009 at 17:21:14 in World

“No worries. The US is getting safer by the day. Now that we've almost won in Afganistan and Iraq the effort is spreading to Yemen, Nigeria, London, Amsterdam.

We're winning hearts and minds of our enemies, thats whats important. And childen ? Well, they'll just have to make new ones.”

WeAreTheWorld on Dec 28, 2009 at 20:18:02

“They're pretty good at that.”
Fannie And Freddie Receive Unlimited Future Funds To Stay Afloat

Fannie And Freddie Receive Unlimited Future Funds To Stay Afloat

Commented Dec 25, 2009 at 15:11:00 in Business

“As Obama and Rahm like to say... Merry Christmas, Suckas”
Fannie And Freddie Receive Unlimited Future Funds To Stay Afloat

Fannie And Freddie Receive Unlimited Future Funds To Stay Afloat

Commented Dec 25, 2009 at 12:57:15 in Business

“Owning a home is NOT an entitlement. Renting is a viable option.”
Fannie And Freddie Receive Unlimited Future Funds To Stay Afloat

Fannie And Freddie Receive Unlimited Future Funds To Stay Afloat

Commented Dec 25, 2009 at 08:49:08 in Business

“What a scam to sneak this under the cover of Christmas and to avoid the congressional aproval.
I'm more and more dissapointed in this administration.

And why on earth does the US taxpayer now guarantee every bad mortgage that these defunct organizations that have caused a lot of problems already will ever make.

The government shouldn't provide explicit guarantee for losses on bad mortgages.”

MacQ on Dec 25, 2009 at 12:56:26

“The government not only secured those loans (with our dollars) they mandated they be made.
Janet Reno threatened to prosecute banks that didn't have anough such loans on their books.
Oh, then they made it possible to sell off the paper.
And people want the govt involved in MORE things?”
huffingtonpost entry

Main Street and Wall Street: A Tale of Two Cities

Commented Dec 23, 2009 at 13:10:59 in Politics

“Unfortunately not the Democrats not Republicans, and especcialy the White house don't have the political will.

After the mass Wall Street bailouts the trust is gone. Who do you trust anymore ? Both parties seem like more of the same now. The president is a lame duck that doesn't have the balls to stand up for whats right and lead. We'll get some wishy washy uncommited state of the union speach and it will be over. Something along the lines" The good folks on wall Street need to help main street, because they bailed em out in tough times"

Guess what. "good folks on wall street" don't give a crap. Congressmen are all talk And president lead the bank bailout effort and it will be that hall mark of his one on anly term in the WH.”
Obama hails 60th Senate vote for health care

Obama hails 60th Senate vote for health care

Commented Dec 19, 2009 at 09:56:28 in Politics

“Next law on the Senate Agenda is to mandate every shop exclusively at Wal-Mart.”
Dylan Ratigan Battles Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (VIDEO)

Dylan Ratigan Battles Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 18, 2009 at 23:52:26 in Politics

“Dylan wasn't shilling for Wall Street, he was bashing them and calling for accountability, Thats why CNBC canceled him.”
White House Will Try To Pull Health Care Bill Closer To House's Version

White House Will Try To Pull Health Care Bill Closer To House's Version

Commented Dec 18, 2009 at 11:38:32 in Politics

“Obama's White House: "Yeah, yeah, OK, we'll get off our asses and do something, quit the whining, peasants."”
WATCH: Wielding Gavel, Franken Shuts Lieberman Up

WATCH: Wielding Gavel, Franken Shuts Lieberman Up

Commented Dec 18, 2009 at 02:02:21 in Politics

“Well, at least someone still left who has the guts to stand up to Lieberman, because our president certainly can't.”
Expanded Health Care Coverage? Rumors Are Greatly Exaggerated, Unless Paying Fines Is Now 'Health Care'

Expanded Health Care Coverage? Rumors Are Greatly Exaggerated, Unless Paying Fines Is Now 'Health Care'

Commented Dec 18, 2009 at 00:38:38 in Politics

“And it keeps getting amended and amended and each time it gets amended it gets worse and worse.”
Expanded Health Care Coverage? Rumors Are Greatly Exaggerated, Unless Paying Fines Is Now 'Health Care'

Expanded Health Care Coverage? Rumors Are Greatly Exaggerated, Unless Paying Fines Is Now 'Health Care'

Commented Dec 18, 2009 at 00:37:56 in Politics

“Yes you will be able to get health insurance with pre-existing condition. But at what cost ? Is there any cost contaimnet mechanism that says insurance companies can't charrge you $10,000 dollars a month ? or $100,000 a month ?

Sure we won't deny you coverage, if you can afford it. Ooops, you can't afford it, so its not a denial problem, its just your personal money problem, otherwise, we'd gladly extend you coverage.”

pyro on Dec 18, 2009 at 13:55:11

“Let's not forget what the rethugs have been telling us for decades, which is that if you too poor to pay for your insurance, (or any thing else for that matter) it's because you lazy.”

huff-fan on Dec 18, 2009 at 09:38:56

“That is not accurate.”
Bill Clinton: Abandoning Health Care Bill 'Colossal Blunder'

Bill Clinton: Abandoning Health Care Bill 'Colossal Blunder'

Commented Dec 17, 2009 at 17:28:42 in Politics

“How does the governemtn mandate people to buy something from private semi monopoly industry without providing any alternative or cost containment mechanics ? It is outrage. It is definitely much worse. It will cost a lot of jobs on top of that too.

Do you think the companies will be more likely to hire people, if they will be fined for not providing health insurance ? Think again.

This bill is a givaway to the Insurance industry, nothing else.

There is no "reform" in it anywhere close.”
huffingtonpost entry

I'm Really Pissed Off About Health Care Reform

Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 20:09:59 in Politics

“We need to find a new president.

Grayson or Dean come to mind.

Obama is incapable.”
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