4 Dead, Several Others Shot At Pittsburgh Synagogue

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  1. ibobbrob

    ibobbrob Well-Known Member

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    What mulatto pretending he was black? If anything he would pretend that he was white, yes? People who were called racist were those who attacked Mrs. Obama and him in racist tones. And they still are.
     
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    Sen. Obama helped create the mess President Obama 'inherited'


    All too often, I hear that President Barack Obama inherited this economic mess that we're in right now. Let's get the story straight for a change. He helped create this mess. In 2005, President Bush tried to push legislation through Congress to place regulations on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Mr. Bush knew that these organizations' policies involving the lending of mortgage money to those that couldn't afford it were going to cripple the economy if not regulated. It was the efforts of Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd and Democratic Rep. Barney Frank, accompanied by Sen. Barack Obama, that were successful in blocking these regulations by threatening to filibuster. Senator Obama was a major recipient of campaign funds from Fannie and Freddie. If you don't believe me, look it up...-> https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/o...s-ed-obama-economy-letter-20120618-story.html
     
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    Ok, let's get the story straight for a change. Bush pushed through legislation too little, too late just before the sht hit the fan.
    There was no oversight during the period when Fannie and Freddie were flying high and the banks were giving away sub-prime mortgages
    • "The Great Recession of 2007-2009 was the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression in the 1930s.
    • The recession resulted from a combination of tax cuts, spending increases, and the devastating effects of a banking crisis in the subprime mortgage market.
    • The recession contributed to rising income inequality and prompted a debate about the role of the federal government in regulating private industry.
    George W. Bush’s economic policies
    Upon taking office in 2001, US President George W. Bush implemented a series of economic measures that substantially raised the federal budget deficit while almost doubling the federal debt. The Bush administration increased federal spending, most dramatically in the areas of Medicare and defense spending, while the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq consumed vast financial resources.
    Meanwhile, the Bush administration enacted some of the largest tax cuts in US history. All marginal tax rates were lowered, while certain tax credits, such as the child tax credit, became more generous. Critics of what became known as the “Bush Tax Cuts” argued that they contributed to increased income inequality by unfairly benefiting the upper class. Others have attributed rising inequality to technological advances, free trade policies, and the declining power of labor unions. While economists will continue to debate the causes and effects of income inequality, what remains certain is that the average American family is now worse off than it was a quarter-century ago." Looks like Trump is repeating history. 'Nuff said
     
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    It was Democratic policies like the Community Reinvestment Act starting in 1977 that allowed the housing market to collapse.

    And don't forget Rep. Barney Frank...
    "Fannie and Freddie are in great shape."
     
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    FDRs programs also built most of those US Highways, much like Ike’s programs built the Interstate Highway system. Trump should work with both parties in Congress and enact a huge infrastructure program which would update our bridges, tunnels, electric grids and water systems. It always pisses me off when I see houses being torn apart by floodwaters in Missouri and Texas while on the next clip showing drought conditions in California. If we can put men on the moon, we should be able to divert floods into drought areas.
     
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    Barney Frank was a part of the problem.
     
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    The U.S. Highway System was established in 1926.

    So which "most of those" highways are you referring too ?

    The Tennessee Valley Commission was money well spent but the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was FDR's "Cash for Clunkers."
     
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    Is there a problem with nationalism? You may want to look up the definition.
     
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    Nationalism caused 2 world wars each resulting in 10s of millions of deaths in Europe and destroying the continent 20 years apart, one can be proud of their nation patriotism but when one thinks their nations in inherently superior to others thats how you get war.
     

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