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    Re: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

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    No offense but that is your opinion. After going in Afghanistan, Bush has none IMO. That doesn't excuse Obama's though.
    I didn't mean to imply it was fact, merely opinion. I love Will's sig picture, speaking of hyperpartisan...

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    Re: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    As I pointed out in other threads, Bush did things that were irresponsible, but that doesn't excuse Obama's administration being irresponsible.

    There are definitely partisan hypocrites that supported Bush's responsibilities, but that doesn't excuse Obama's administration for theirs.
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    Re: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I didn't mean to imply it was fact, merely opinion. I love Will's sig picture, speaking of hyperpartisan...
    No problem thanks for clarifying that.


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    Again, I am not against UHC, but I am against it being implemented right now. In defense the figures from your source use the magic word "MAY".

    That to me, means the figures could be purely partisan. Don't get me wrong, ANY figure to me at this point and time is too much given the econmy, but beware of using partisan sources for assumptions on "May" is all I say.

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    Re: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    No problem thanks for clarifying that.




    Again, I am not against UHC, but I am against it being implemented right now. In defense the figures from your source use the magic word "MAY".

    That to me, means the figures could be purely partisan. Don't get me wrong, ANY figure to me at this point and time is too much given the econmy, but beware of using partisan sources for assumptions on "May" is all I say.
    Well, as we all know, very few government projects ever come under budget, even the hyper-partisan scare budgets oft' fail to reflect the actual end costs... regardless whose side it's on.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Well, as we all know, very few government projects ever come under budget, even the hyper-partisan scare budgets oft' fail to reflect the actual end costs... regardless whose side it's on.
    I won't deny that, but you have to admit figures often "inflate" themselves under partisan sources.

    I'm not saying it won't happen, just saying that often times people against a measure will inflate the costs.

    That being said I am against it right now simply because we can't afford it.

    I can understand the stimulus bill, and I will reserve final judgment of whether it is good or bad, but I think even that is going to bad IMO.

    Obama's fault IMO is doing too much too fast.

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    Re: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

    Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month
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    Political Punch: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

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    (Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was alerted last Tuesday, March 10; he phoned AIG CEO Edward Liddy on Wednesday evening, March 11, to protest the bonuses, sources told ABC News.

    On Thursday, March 12, Secretary Geithner informed a senior White House official about the controversy, aides passed the information on to President Obama later in the day.)

    OK I can accept the above.

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    (How the Obama administration was caught flat-footed by this controversy dates back to last Fall, when the New York Federal Reserve Bank -- then run by Geithner -- stepped in to give AIG a high-interest loan for $85 billion to help prevent the company from going under -- which Lehman Brothers was doing at the time. As part of the deal, AIG CEO Robert Willumstad was replaced by the new CEO, Liddy.)


    Are they talking about the same Geithner or is this an entirely different person?
    The reason I ask is because of the fact that one Geithner is saying something on March 10 , 2009 while another Geithner was in charge of the NY Federal Reserve in 2008 which gave AIG initial loan.
    Now if they are the same person? well I think you all will get my drift.

    IMHO I think the American Public are being taken for a bunch of idiots, something else is going down.
    Obama has something up his sleeve that he does not want us to know................at least yet?
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    Re: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

    They knew full well.

    Whats going on IMO is the Obama has gotten in trouble with the people in general over all this spending. They needed something to move attention.

    Up springs this AIG stuff and it sets people off even more...its also an easy out at least in the short term.

    Obama comes out feigning outrage..Geitner comes out feigning outrage..Democrat Leadership comes out feigning outrage. All the while declaring they "never noticed"

    Drama gets pushed up..Schumer etc.

    Basically they are trying to portray themselves as having been used and fooled by the unscrupulous and evil corporation AIG while fighting for the people. Its all a dance.



    Problem they have is its BS and everyone paying any attention knows it is. Its pretty clear the people they are trying to pull this on are not buying it.

    ...

    I will not be shocked to see Geitner resign soon. If anyone is likely to be run over by the "never noticed" bus its going to be him.

    If the Obama and its lackeys in the Congress do not manage somehow to spin this to such an extent as to be absurd.

    2010 is looking like a good year for the Democrats

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    Re: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Political Punch: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

    Does anyone believe this? If you do, do you admit that Obama's administration is proving to be highly incompetent? Chris Dodd added an amendment last YEAR to PROTECT these payouts. They full well knew, how stupid is the American Public?

    If they believe this? Very much so.
    Believe it? No.

    Incompetent? Yes.

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    Re: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Political Punch: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

    Does anyone believe this? If you do, do you admit that Obama's administration is proving to be highly incompetent? Chris Dodd added an amendment last YEAR to PROTECT these payouts. They full well knew, how stupid is the American Public?

    If they believe this? Very much so.
    Your "Very much so" answer came to me in 2004--when George Bush was re-elected. I will never underestimate (misunderestimate) the stupidity of the American people.

    As for your question regarding this issue, I don't know. I think Obama would be pretty stupid to claim he didnt' find out about this if it was easy to prove otherwise. Just because Chris Dodd had knowledge of this doesn't mean that Obama had actual knowledge.

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    Re: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Political Punch: Obama Administration: We Didn't Find Out About AIG Bonuses Until This Month

    Does anyone believe this? If you do, do you admit that Obama's administration is proving to be highly incompetent? Chris Dodd added an amendment last YEAR to PROTECT these payouts. They full well knew, how stupid is the American Public?

    If they believe this? Very much so.




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