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I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

kelley20 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 6:18 PM
No,he didn't. He tried 5 times to repeal Dodd-Frank,and couldn't get the congressional support,and that brought us to the financial meltdown of 08.
GatorGirl99 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 9:06 PM
This is another example of how folks that watch Fox News know less than people who watch no news. Dodd-Frank was the RESULT of the financial meltdown in 2008. It wasn't even proposed until 2009 and passed in 2010 after being watered down in large part due to the moneyed influence of Wall Street lobbyists. The meltdown was facilitated by the repeal of Glass-Steagal and the refusal by Congress to regulate the derivatives market. Bush made a huge mess, but not on his own. He had quite a bit of help.
Pat1392 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 8:56 AM
Not really, the ideas were well founded. The writing of the bill is what got out of control.

Obamacare anyone???
My3Dogs Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 6:06 PM
Much bally-whoood here in MA - his corruption ignored. On the T his unabashed staff made it clear (openly talking to each other) that they can get free tickets to anything as long as they asked for 10 or less (including Super Bowl) and didn't get the tickets Ted or his family wanted. When a passenger said the were solicited bribes - no one is in business to give freebies to politicians - they students said their boss said they're perks. This was a group of summer interns - they were in law school! So much for the integrity of budding lawyers.
WestTexan Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 8:15 AM
Yes, but NCLB and Mediscare D were just foolish. Letting Fat Ted have run with anything is plain criminal, I'm so glad that POS is dead, but he began the real destruction of the country with his turd-world based immigration reform in 1965. Evil he was and dead he is...

William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home.

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