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The Worst President Ever

cferrer Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 2:16 AM
I would disagree. Obama may be a decent president, but he thankfully he fell way short of his goals (hi-fives to congress). I think Clinton was vastly overrated. He was the one to blame for a lot of deregulation that caused banks to blow up and then collapse. Clinton takes my vote by far for being the worst.
Tacitus X Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 6:14 AM
It was the regulations that caused the problem. Government meddling led to banks making loans to people who couldn't pay them with the taxpayer picking up the tab. What banker would loan money to someone who couldn't pay it back unless the govenment was there to "guarantee" it?
Seawolf Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 9:18 AM
Exactly..put the fiduciary responsibility the banks had to their depositors onto the taxpayers and the banks went wild..that's what banks do, they are in business to make money. If they became "too big to fail", that's the gov'ts fault. That POS franks should be in prison along with dodd and the entire black caucus for this.
Doug Rodrigues Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 5:48 AM
Yeah, Obama seems decent, but in a treasonous sort of way........ He just wants to subvert the Constitution, that's all.
Kurt115 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 5:07 AM
If u call a liar of the worst kind a descent President, I guess I have to agree with you. Clinton is just slightly less of a liar, but he was smarter and not lazy like queen Obama
Jimsd55 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 4:56 AM
I'm guessing Obama held a gun to the heads of republicans Gramm, Leach and Bliley to pass these deregulations?

The Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLB), enacted November 12, 1999) is an act of the 106th United States Congress (1999–2001). It repealed part of the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933, removing barriers in the market among banking companies, securities companies and insurance companies that prohibited any one institution from acting as any combination of an investment bank, a commercial bank, and an insurance company. With the passage of the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act, commercial banks, investment banks, securities firms, and insurance companies were allowed to consolidate.
Tacitus X Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 6:30 AM
First, Obama wasn't President. Second, these were not "market barriers," they were legal barriers. Third, disastrous policies and actions by government sponsored "enterprises" Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Reserve, and the Justice Department are quite the opposite of "deregulation."
American1st Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 4:31 AM
Don't for get Dem Barney Frank who caused the housing crisis in 2008 that the Dems still blame on President Bush, even though the Dems had total control of the House & Senate.

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