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Originally posted by rapinbatsisaltherage
reply to post by lunarminer
Oh I remember alright. It was a mess and the administration could have done better, and with relief efforts afterwards they could have spent the money and distributed resources a hell of a lot better. I’m pretty sure even Mr. Bush has admitted that.
but since when does that allow for the Local and State Governments to get off the hook?
Also, since when does such an issue allow for the Local populace to act like ignorant, uneducated animals?
Originally posted by knows_but_doesnt
. . . Barrack Hussain Obama did not "run" for president, he was "placed" as president. He's a muslim, born and raised as such. Black people liken him to MLK, which makes me want to hurl. MLK was a great man, with history. Obama is hardly black at all, yet the entire black community are acting like idiots, like they have finally gained their fredom or something. The guys name is not "Tyrone Johnson", it's Barrack Hussain Obama. Puh Leeze! . . . Good luck Americans, we're all gonna need it these next few years.
Originally posted by BluegrassRevolutionary
So let me get this straight;
1. You weren't ashamed when it was reveled that Bush knowingly began a pre-emptive war based on false pretense that has killed or wounded some 35000 Americans and perhaps millions of Iraqi civilians.
2. You weren't ashamed when Bush, knowing Katrina was going to be horrible, transformed a calamity into a national disgrace.
3. You weren't ashamed when Bush publicly condoned torture and warrant less wiretapping of American citizens, thus dismantling the legitamacey of the Geneva conventions and America's constitution.
4. You weren't ashamed when it was uncovered that the Bush white house had a hand in the outing of an undercover CIA agent, a crime worthy of the charge of treason by the way.
And only now, after witnessing the booing of a president that an overwhelming percentage of living historians agree is the worst in our country's history, you are "ashamed of my nation for the first time."
Originally posted by fnIrish
Actually, the government FORCED these lenders to make loans to unquilified borrowers via the CRA. The people that sat down and agreed to the payments and terms were the only side of the agreement that knew what they could actually afford. I was in that line of work with a major bank for 11 years and I can tell you that the first act of discrimination that I ever knowingly made, was to give a minority borrower a loan that I knew they couldn't afford.
The Act requires the appropriate federal financial supervisory agencies to encourage regulated financial institutions to meet the credit needs of the local communities in which they are chartered, consistent with safe and sound operation
Clinton and Andrew