The Bailout Prize Patrol

Published in: on February 25, 2009 at 9:56 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Deficit

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From the Washington Post:

In his weekly radio and Internet address today, Obama expressed determination to “get exploding deficits under control” and described his budget request as “sober in its assessments, honest in its accounting, and lays out in detail my strategy for investing in what we need, cutting what we don’t, and restoring fiscal discipline.”

This is coming from the same guy that just signed a law that puts our country over a trillion dollars in debt and has numerous members of his cabinet that are tax cheats and liars. I am already hoping for change in 2010. Aren’t you?

Published in: on February 21, 2009 at 6:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Best. Rant. Ever.

“How about we all stop paying our mortgages. It’s a moral hazard.”

Published in: on February 19, 2009 at 8:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Reading is Fun

Published in: on February 15, 2009 at 8:44 pm  Comments (1)  
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Sad State

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to the Barack Obama Presidential Beg-a-Thon!

What has happened to our society? What a disgrace.

Published in: on February 14, 2009 at 2:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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History Lesson

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The New Deal didn’t work. Yeah, I said it.

Simple math really.

Stock Market crashes, 1929.

Herbert Hoover (R), is in office. He starts down a path of regulation, big government and other programs to fix the downturn instead of leaving it alone.

Economy sinks further, and Franklin Roosevelt (D) is elected in 1932. Unemployment at 25%.

“New Deal” passes. Lots of big government programs, social security, spending, etc, 1933.

Second “New Deal” passes. Even more spending, 1935.

Unemployment still at 15% in 1937, and rose in 38, and 39.

Unemployment is still high and still in a Depression, 1940.

December 7, 1941: World War II begins, Depression is over.

Nine Years of Big Government. It didn’t work folks.

Reagan inherited a horrible recession, inflation, and unemployment from the disaster of Jimmy Carter in 1980. Within two years of tax cuts, and staying out of the private sector, the economy was booming, and by the time he left office, America was unbelievably prosperous.

Published in: on February 10, 2009 at 8:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Congress Votes for More Money… for Congress

At the same time everyone is cutting back on spending, Congress has voted to give themselves more petty cash.

Let’s not forget that these are the same people who constantly berate Corporate executives for getting bonuses and flying on corporate jets as being insensitive to others in a recession.

Published in: on January 31, 2009 at 1:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Stupidity Has Passed in the House

The Democrats passed the pork bill in the House, and it’s headed to the Senate.

In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday night, filled with new spending and tax cuts at the core of the young adminstration’s revival plan for the desperately ailing economy. The vote was 244-188.

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178 of the no votes were from Republicans. Not even one caved to the Democrats. I’m actually impressed. They need at least two of them to cave in the Senate to get this passed. We will wait and see.

Published in: on January 28, 2009 at 5:57 pm  Comments (1)  
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Boehner Just Says No

From The Politico:

House Republican Leader John A. Boehner and his No. 2, Whip Eric Cantor, told their rank-and-file members Tuesday morning during a closed-door meeting to oppose the bill when it comes to the floor Wednesday, according to an aide familiar with the discussion. Boehner told members that he’s voting against the stimulus, and Cantor told the assembled Republicans that there wasn’t any reason for them to support the measure, according to another person in the room. Cantor and his whip team are going to urge GOP members to oppose it. 

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Obama doesn’t need Republican support. This pork stimulus bill can easily pass and be signed into law without the Republicans. The reason he wants them so badly to support it is so that when it fails, and it will definitely fail, we can spread the wealth around. Oh, excuse me, spread the blame around.

Published in: on January 27, 2009 at 5:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Poor Lending Practices Rewarded With $12 Million


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On Oct. 27, the FDIC and Massachusetts bank regulatory officials, alleging poor lending practices and executive-compensation abuses by OneUnited, slapped it with a strong enforcement action, a cease-and-desist order. Among other things, the officials told the bank to get rid of a 2008 Porsche being used for executives use.

Rep. Barney Frank spoke with a federal regulator to ask that OneUnited be given consideration for TARP money. Frank cited the fact that it was the only bank in the state owned by African-Americans. He was quoted as saying “We did say, yes, I thought it would have been a social tragedy if the one minority bank in Massachusetts that has been working so hard and had been overextended into housing was to be wiped out by a federal action, the Fannie-Freddie preferred [shares] thing, and that’s why I think it was important to try to help them.” 

This came as a result of the attorney for OneUnited Bank complaining to Frank and Rep. Maxine Waters that the action by the Treasury Department had hurt the bank. Naturally, their poor lending practices didn’t hurt the bank, only getting caught at it did. Further, it just so happens that up until last spring, Rep. Waters husband Sidney Williams was a OneUnited Director. No conflict there right?

I really can stop writing here because of course you have to know what next happened right?

Yes, folks that is correct! on December 19, OneUnited received $12 million dollars from the US. Treasury. Regulatory officials sight them for poor lending practices and then less than two months later they reward them by infusing millions of dollars so they can continue on with their poor practices. It all makes sense, right? Or does it smell of favoritism with a little racism added in mixed with conflict of interest?

This whole TARP fund things is bogus, the money is being given out in ways that will not even begin to help us consumers or make a dent in this economic crisis we are in. We have Representatives like Barney Frank using the financial crisis as an excuse to shore up a politically favored bank in his district and not using it as a stimulus.

Now they want to pass through another $800 Billion? Good Grief!

Published in: on January 26, 2009 at 4:49 pm  Leave a Comment  
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