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Originally posted by David9176
Here's a good idea. Why don't we do something about the government about spending all of my money!?!?! This wouldn't have happened in the first place if they didn't vote for the bailout.
This wouldn't have happened in the first place if they didn't vote for the bailout.
To think that one side is the cause of this is absurd.
BOTH VOTED FOR THE DAMN THING. Oh...and look...we got even more coming. Great!!!
Deficit in the 10's of trillions and this is the kind of garbage i read?
If the government didn't push the banks to make these ridiculous loans the mortgage crisis wouldn't have happened.
GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM.
I can't believe what i see anymore...trillions and trillions in debt and people want more of it.
Oh no, citibank bought a jet. It's BS. But no where near the BS of the money wasted by our government every year.
Edit to add: The US deficit increases by 2.43 BILLION A DAY.
Originally posted by munkey66
reply to post by drock905
Don't they have the internet?
they need to fly rather than make a conference call and have a webcam handy?
No, this wouldn't have happened in the first place if we hadn't deregulated the entire financial/corporate machine.
But true. Read some books not written by a right-wing mouthpiece sometime
Again, cart before horse. Read your history. The banks lobbied the government for permission to do this crap. Government went along with it for two reasons:
Government is necessary. If anything, this crisis should illustrate that fact better than anything.
So end both wars, pull all of our troops out of the hundred-some-odd bases we maintain all over the world, change our military doctrine from offense (or, if you prefer, "Force Projection") to true defense and cut spending on the procurement of vast amounts of unnecessary hardware of questionable strategic and tactical value. Stop trying to be the world's police and stop using our military to prop up dictators friendly to US corporations