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    Re: Is obama insane, stupid or malicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Is this thread insane, stupid or malicious?


    Since you don't include 'all of the above', I won't make a choice.

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    Re: Is obama insane, stupid or malicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    You don't appear to know much about american politics


    I know that I don't like the politics being promoted by this thread, the same politics which lost last November, BTW.



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    Re: Is obama insane, stupid or malicious?

    [QUOTE=VanceMack;1061662334 He has spent 5 years as president doing the same thing he did as an Illinois rep...he is 'present'.[/QUOTE]




    President Obama was re-elected by a larger majority than G.W. Bush got in 2004.

    Deal with it.



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    Re: Is obama insane, stupid or malicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" and obama wants to repeat the home loan policies that got us into the financial mess we are now in. Is he insane, stupid, or is he actively trying to destroy America? I vote insane.

    "The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say will help power the economic recovery but that skeptics say could open the door to the risky lending that caused the housing crash in the first place.
    President Obama’s economic advisers and outside experts say the nation’s much-celebrated housing rebound is leaving too many people behind, including young people looking to buy their first homes and individuals with credit records weakened by the recession.
    In response, administration officials say they are working to get banks to lend to a wider range of borrowers by taking advantage of taxpayer-backed programs — including those offered by the Federal Housing Administration — that insure home loans against default."


    Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit - Washington Post
    well it would depend .... we have programmes aimed at helping low income earners into housing and we have never had the issues that the US has had. some defaults, sure - but the system generally doesn't lead to large scale defaults.

    People need a place to live, and as house prices start to move upwards again (which they are doing) it is better for people to be in their own homes rather than paying the same money for rental accommodation.

    another up side of home ownership is that it also stimulates other aspects of the economy through increased purchasing of consumer durables.

    If the govt has looked at models of home ownership assistance from other countries, and ensures that there is proper regulation of your financial sector, you won't be recreating the nightmare you did a few years ago
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: Is obama insane, stupid or malicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    How can repeating the home loan fiasco be good for the country? It was all those sub prime mortgages that got us into this mess.
    None of the above. This is not a repeat of the subprime predatory loan scam the banks were running while Bush and GOP were in control. That cannot happen again, investors won't blindly buy mortgage backed securities just because a banker tells then they are A1. Those teaser rates with balloon interest charges n 2 years are no longer allowed. No more "no income qualifier" loans either. That's why I am so sure that it can't happen again. Besides bankers don't listen to politicians they buy them.

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    Re: Is obama insane, stupid or malicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    President Obama was re-elected by a larger majority than G.W. Bush got in 2004.

    Deal with it.



    "Better days are coming." ~ But not for the out of touch, running out of time, GOP.
    This has nothing to do with George Bush. Deal with it.

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    Re: Is obama insane, stupid or malicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerislogginon
    Is obama insane, stupid or trying to destroy America?
    You got the trilemma all wrong. There's no stupid.

    Either he's mad, bad or the Messiah.

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    Re: Is obama insane, stupid or malicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I know that I don't like the politics being promoted by this thread, the same politics which lost last November, BTW.



    "Better days are coming." ~ But not for the out of touch, running out of time, GOP.
    shrug...

    And it's the same politics that caused the Republicans to win in 2010. Did you like it then?

    Like I said...you don't appear to know much.
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    Re: Is obama insane, stupid or malicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    well it would depend .... we have programmes aimed at helping low income earners into housing and we have never had the issues that the US has had. some defaults, sure - but the system generally doesn't lead to large scale defaults.

    People need a place to live, and as house prices start to move upwards again (which they are doing) it is better for people to be in their own homes rather than paying the same money for rental accommodation.

    another up side of home ownership is that it also stimulates other aspects of the economy through increased purchasing of consumer durables.

    If the govt has looked at models of home ownership assistance from other countries, and ensures that there is proper regulation of your financial sector, you won't be recreating the nightmare you did a few years ago
    The basic flaw in your argument is that, like the Democrats of our past, you are of the mindset that it is good when the government steps in to influence a market.

    That kind of action ALWAYS ends in one disaster or another.
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    Re: Is obama insane, stupid or malicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    The basic flaw in your argument is that, like the Democrats of our past, you are of the mindset that it is good when the government steps in to influence a market.

    That kind of action ALWAYS ends in one disaster or another.
    Do you actually have some evidence to support this claim, or is this just what you believe?

    I would like to see you substantiate it, because it seems that what DID create disaster was relying on the market to regulate itself.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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