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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

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    Oh, give me a f***ing break, I am not going to debate liberal talking points and time lines with you over something that happened over 30 years ago and have nothing to do with today. Iran Contra was in 1985. Reagan's economic record is the issue vs. what Obama has done and for someone who isn't an Obama supporter you continue to divert from his record and always want to relive the past, why?

    I believe my original point was that the POTUS doesn't have much control over oil prices, if any.

    and they aren't "liberal" timelines. The timeline is what it is whether you're a liberal or a conservative. You're the one who said that arms sales to iran came near the end of the Reagan administration, and that OPEC was afraid of his foreign policy, which was and still is simply inaccurate.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I believe my original point was that the POTUS doesn't have much control over oil prices, if any.

    and they aren't "liberal" timelines. The timeline is what it is whether you're a liberal or a conservative. You're the one who said that arms sales to iran came near the end of the Reagan administration, and that OPEC was afraid of his foreign policy, which was and still is simply inaccurate.
    So you don't think Carter's energy and foreign policies had anything to do with the price OPEC charges for oil?

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

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    So you don't think Carter's energy and foreign policies had anything to do with the price OPEC charges for oil?
    I don't know. What policies do you think did encourage OPEC to try to control the price of oil?
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I don't know. What policies do you think did encourage OPEC to try to control the price of oil?
    The policies that led to the hostage crisis of 1979 and the failed rescue mission, a weak President Carter

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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

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    The policies that led to the hostage crisis of 1979 and the failed rescue mission, a weak President Carter
    What policies do you think led to the hostage crisis?

    A "weak president" could well be the problem, but that is not a policy.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So you don't think Carter's energy and foreign policies had anything to do with the price OPEC charges for oil?
    I have no reason to believe that.

    The US certainly isn't their only customer.

    And if I had the ability to collude with others to drive up the prices of my products, I would do that also, I kinda like the idea of becoming rich - regardless of who the POTUS is.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    Fine. Even that amount is scary.
    How is that scary?



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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    What policies do you think led to the hostage crisis?

    A "weak president" could well be the problem, but that is not a policy.
    " Gaddis Smith might have put it best: "President Carter inherited an impossible situation -- and he and his advisers made the worst of it."

    WGBH American Experience . Jimmy Carter . The Iranian Hostage Crisis | PBS

    Weakness may not be a policy, but it defines a President on the world stage, and at that time allowed players in the ME to take advantage of that weakness...So, they did.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    " Gaddis Smith might have put it best: "President Carter inherited an impossible situation -- and he and his advisers made the worst of it."

    WGBH American Experience . Jimmy Carter . The Iranian Hostage Crisis | PBS

    Weakness may not be a policy, but it defines a President on the world stage, and at that time allowed players in the ME to take advantage of that weakness...So, they did.
    "Players from the middle east" attacked our country when Bush was POTUS. So I assume he was also a weak president.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    "Players from the middle east" attacked our country when Bush was POTUS. So I assume he was also a weak president.
    Yes, there is some truth to that...But weakness comes in many forms..Not having your eye on the ball can be a weakness too...No?
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