Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
well, at least they quit running against bush
now they're campaigning against FORUMS MEMBERS
more mature americans, meanwhile, will be mesmerized by matters more germane---libya, afghanistan, gas prices, inflation, housing, debt, unemployment, obamacare, cap and trade, energy, drilling, immigration, the cartels, iran, the middle east, transparency...
and all the president's pusillanimous PUNTS
party on, personality prone progressives
seeya at the polls
Last edited by The Prof; 04-05-11 at 03:58 PM.
I wouldn't have condemned you had you admitted long ago that Bush initiated TARP. I think it did more to stave off another depression than the ARRA. To that, I give Bush credit here because he took a bold step that clearly was unpopular with his political base, but it was necessary and the right thing to do. But I still have to give the Obama Administration credit as well for restructuring TARP to ensure the taxpayers were paid back as much of the TARP funds as possible.
As to the ARRA, I don't think it had as negative an impact on the economy as you've outlined above. It could've been stronger (more money and perhaps its objectives more targetted towards the States), but that's water under the bridge now.
My problem with the ARRA was the focus on saving pension funds and teacher's jobs. None of that was for shovel ready jobs as the Stimulus was supposed to do. Instead of creating jobs it was used by the states to shore up their finances and prevented them from making tough choices i.e. teachers which is a state, not Federal Responsibility.
Predatory Lenders' Partner in Crime - washingtonpost.com
Several years ago, state attorneys general and others involved in consumer protection began to notice a marked increase in a range of predatory lending practices by mortgage lenders. Some were misrepresenting the terms of loans, making loans without regard to consumers' ability to repay, making loans with deceptive "teaser" rates that later ballooned astronomically, packing loans with undisclosed charges and fees, or even paying illegal kickbacks. These and other practices, we noticed, were having a devastating effect on home buyers. In addition, the widespread nature of these practices, if left unchecked, threatened our financial markets...