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Obama Likely Won Re-Election Through Election Fraud

Mary973 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:24 AM
Read the history and Barney Frank's role in protecting Fannie and Freddie, you cannot possibly believe he had no role in this financial collapse of the housing sector and its role in the meltdown of the economy. Hitler? Really?
sbeck Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 10:41 AM
Mary973, I agree with you. I watched the proceedings that were televised. I saw the frustration of those who tried to convince Barney Frank and others. Here is an excerpt from one of the hearings YEARS before the collapse. Unheeded warnings, denials, sidestepping ... look where that got us. (Sounds like today's wranglings about the Deficit, doesn't it?) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122290574391296381.html And John5507, you will notice that Mary spoke of Frank's ROLE in the housing collapse and its ROLE in the economic meltdown. She did not say it was the only problem. If we look at the documented evidence, we see it was, without a doubt, a very strong factor.
John5507 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:39 AM
Fanny and freddy? Really? that was the problem? Not credit default swaps and banks selling securities they KNOW are going to fail and then betting against them while rating them as AAA? If you say so.

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