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It is Clinton and Bush's Fault

Started by DaveWagner, 10/09/2008 09:29AM
Posted 10/09/2008 09:29AM Opening Post
I've been trying to uncover various perspectives on the root cause of the housing bubble/financial meltdown from the "BLUE" perspective, in the interest of distilling something resembling the "truth" in this complex mess...

So here's an interesting backdrop (from August 5th), and hardly from what ANYONE would call a "Red Kool Aid" source (Village Voice!). They're about as BLUE as it gets...

http://www.villagevoice.com/content/printVersion/541234?ref=patrick.net

Pretty much agrees with some other research that I had also done from the RED side of things...

Namely, the government, with the knowledge and participation of both parties, intentionally created this as a cynical way of buying votes and simultaneously generating immense riches for all those involved. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are at the root of this entire evil, and all those that enabled them, took money from them, and/or ignored the calls that they were the problem, must, MUST be taken out of government this November.

Its not too late, folks... but after this election it will be. Washington is DEEPLY corrupt. The boil must be lanced.
Posted 10/09/2008 09:50AM #1
One thing not directly related to your post but I would like to see enacted is congressional term limits. It would bring us a steady stream of new ideas. I think a lot of new representatives go in with great ideals but quickly get brought into the "don't rock the boat" club by politicians who have been there forever.

Andreas


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Posted 10/09/2008 10:04AM #2
Had earlier mentioned this lady, who writes on the topic. Perhaps it is delusional, dunno. I would dearly hope it really isn't this rotten.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0808/S00276.htm


This one on Cuomo is dated 2006, so it isn't just quick propaganda in response to current events.

Anyway, the lady may be nuts or not, but she holds Clinton, Bush 1, and Bush 2 in equal low regard. She reads more like a liberal than conservative. Doesn't quite fit the Libertarian mold. Perhaps closer to a budget-hawk Green. Strange concept.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00420.htm