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Yes, Slash Farm Subsidies — But Don't Stop There

Ali Bertarian Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 5:19 PM
@q16penn: Under Clinton, the government forced the banking industry to offer mortgages to low and moderate income families who could not afford them. Another contributing factor -in fact the primary factor to the problem, was the hiring of two individuals directly responsible for the bubble. The first was a young Acorn lawyer by the name of Barack Obama. The second was Andrew Cuomo, Jr. hired as the secretary of housing, who is now New York State’s attorney general. It was their victory in the amount of $2.1 billion over a Chicago bank, which had refused Clinton’s and Cuomo’s mandate to lend to unqualified borrowers,
Ali Bertarian Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 5:19 PM
to now provide sub-prime mortgages to 15,000 of these unqualified borrowers. The commission later covered up the actions of new senator Obama, and Cuomo, Jr.; the Fathers of Subprime.

The commission also covered up the fact that the heads of the Senate Housing and Banking Committees, Frank and Dodd, forced Fannie and Freddie to buy toxic, subprime mortgages that were due to go into default. This led directly to the failures of Fannie and Freddie, and their subsequent taxpayer bailout in the form of TARP. The cost of this bailout is a mind numbing $10 billion loss each and every quarter.
Jay Wye Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 5:48 PM
every TH regular ought to be able to recognize Ancel's newest pseudonym,flag it and pass it by,WITHOUT commenting and giving the troll the attention it so desperately seeks.

it sure does NOT help when TH regulars who should know better keep on adding 3 or more krap posts to EACH krap post of sybil's, HELPING it clog up the comments. Useful idiots.

They just can't resist showing how "smart" they are with their "witty" replies.
All the while sybil is laughing at them,seeing how they help it clog up TH,how effective it's krap posts are....with their help.
Ali Bertarian Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 6:05 PM
After reading some of the non-"krap" posts on TH, I am convinced that there are some TH irregulars who might actually believe some of the "arguments" that Sybil posts. Without replies to provide the facts that these irregulars may not be aware of, how else are they to know?
NewJAl Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 6:57 PM
Ali Bertarian makes perfect sense to me, and am convinced that Bush's too cool and unemotional cautions against what brought on the housing bubble went unheeded, but the Barney Frank is a major culprit.
So are ACORN types who visited bank offices and intimidated bankers, even outside their residences. Pure Alinsky tactics.

THANKSGIVING IS behind us. The fiscal "cliff" looms ahead. And in less than six weeks, Massachusetts will have a new senator. Let's try to link them all in a single column.

As a candidate for the US Senate, Elizabeth Warren showed a livelier interest in raising federal revenues than in cutting government spending. But about one spending target the senator-elect has been admirably blunt. When asked to name some items in the federal budget she'd like to see slashed, the first program she cites is one of the most indefensible: agriculture subsidies.

To be sure, it's easier to oppose welfare...