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Originally posted by Fitch303
reply to post by MindSpin
He was voted into office by the people for his platform, he is doing the job he said he would.
Originally posted by The Sword
They probably have bosses that make them work for #ty pay and benefits. They probably don't have adequate sick pay/vacation pay. They probably work more overtime than what's legally allowed (and their boss likely bribes the gov't to look the other way). They probably face retaliation if they even think of challenging their employer.
If you enjoy that kind of crap, more power to you.
But don't trample on the rights of other Americans to organize and fight for good benefits, pay and equity!
Who doesn't want a fair wage? Collective bargaining exists for that sole purpose!
The bailouts cost each person $100,000. Why didn't the Koch brothers lobby against that?
Americans for Prosperity opposes the most recent Senate version of the bailout legislation, which added pork-barrel special-interest provisions,
We will also continue to argue strongly that this financial crisis is the result of flawed government policies and not a failure of a free market supposedly run amok. With that in mind, we will dedicate the coming weeks, months and years to supporting reforms that strengthen economic freedoms while fighting against those who will no doubt try to use this crisis to promote their long-held desires to dramatically expand the size, reach, and cost of the federal government
The most important lesson in this crisis is that there are consequences to government policies that distort lending standards in order to promote other social goals, and to overly accommodative monetary policy that creates asset bubbles. Fannie and Freddie were government designed institutions whose design necessarily transferred risk to taxpayers while allowing profits to go to private shareholders, encouraging them to grow to a dangerous size with dangerous consequences. They should be expeditiously privatized as part of any ultimate solution to the current crisis.