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  • kimseyflyby kimseyflyby Oct 31, 2012 8:42 AM Flag

    Romney or Odumba

    1. He hasn't done one single thing for this country other than get rid of Bin Laden

    2. Gas prices up 2x

    3. Massive debt with not a single change in unemployment.

    4. And all these comparisons to Bush is ludacrious. The stock market collapsed shortly after Bush took office because of Clinton's #$%$ policies and we had one of the worst terrorist attacks in history under Bush. Why not compare Romney to Reagan, same policies. Or maybe i should compare the similar democratic policies of Obama to Clinton.. Wow, that's right, they're just not working..He's an amateur.

    5. His policies are supposed to help the lower and middle classes but are actually destroying them with higher gas and food prices.

    6. He had his chance at tax reform so that people like Buffett and the hollywood idiots would actually pay more taxes but he did nothing. Why? Because he needed the campaign money....

    7. Cash for clunkers

    8. Bailout for auto industry that could have been acheived through the normal bankrupcy proceedings just like other industries like airlines.

    9. He never accepts blame for anything.

    10. If the democratic policies were so great then Obama would have achieved something other than miserable failure.

    11. Obama's Change = $100 now worth mere change

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    • Cash for Clunkers was a bottom up way of getting money into the auto sector cash stream... spreading money quickly among the dealers and up the chain -- all the way to the steel companies, chemical companies, tires, paint, truckers, etc.... And to top it off it actually got the older cars off the road and upgraded the overall USA vehicle fleets miles per gallon... which was both a positive for the average consumer, the economy as less foreign oil is needed and the environment....

      Compare that to the Bush/Paulson bail out of the banks with giving the money in at the top without strings --- resulting in high commissions and bonuses to traders and upper management and you see the major difference in style, and results between the two administrations...

      As to the unemployment numbers ---- Obama took over in Jan 2009 -- the unemployment rate the day he took office was 7.8% (rising up from a low of 4.8% during the previous years) --- the rate had gone to near 10% with 800K losing jobs a month.... we are now back down to 7.8% the same point when Obama took office... Plus the Real Estate Market has bottomed according to Case Schiller report and started to rise...

    • You are blaming Bush's epic failure on Clinton?

      Bush started the two of the costliest wars ever. He increased the size of government by about one third. And, I distinctly remember paying $5 bucks a gallon for diesel when that idiot was in office.

      Under his administration, we were losing 800K jobs a month. Millions lost their houses and life savings. This country was on the brink of insolvency because of that #$%$ and here you want to elect another puke with basically the same fiscal policies.

      Unreal.

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      • Andrew Cuomo was the assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and then secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1993 through 2001. Cuomo created 800 new HUD employees who were paid as much as $100,000 to fight against abolition of the agency. These community builders, as they were called, worked with local groups to lobby against tax cuts and to aid Democratic candidates.

        Under Cuomo's leadership in 1998, HUD forced banks in Texas to lend $2.1 billion in affirmative action loans with a higher risk and higher default rate.

        President Clinton touted these achievements. In 1998 he boasted, "In the 20-year history of the Community Investment Act, 85 percent-plus the money loaned out under it to poor inner-city neighborhoods has been loaned in the five years since I've been president."

        Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were on the path to disaster. Now Obama blames deregulation under the Bush administration for the financial meltdown, but there was none.

        After Clinton, George W. Bush and Republicans tried to tighten up lending standards for which they were demonized by the Democrats. These efforts were pushed unsuccessfully throughout the Bush administration starting in April 2001.

        Ranking Democrats Barney Frank and Charles Schumer led their party to block these efforts in the fall of 2003. Frank made light of Republican concerns. He said, "I think we see entities that are fundamentally sound financially and withstand some of the disaster scenarios. And even if there were a problem, the federal government doesn't bail them out. But the more pressure there is there, then the less we see in terms of affordable housing."

      • Andrew Cuomo was the assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and then secretary under President Bill Clinton from 1993 through 2001. Cuomo created 800 new HUD employees who were paid as much as $100,000 to fight against abolition of the agency. These community builders, as they were called, worked with local groups to lobby against tax cuts and to aid Democratic candidates.

        Under Cuomo's leadership in 1998, HUD forced banks in Texas to lend $2.1 billion in affirmative action loans with a higher risk and higher default rate.

        President Clinton touted these achievements. In 1998 he boasted, "In the 20-year history of the Community Investment Act, 85 percent-plus the money loaned out under it to poor inner-city neighborhoods has been loaned in the five years since I've been president."

        Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were on the path to disaster. Now Obama blames deregulation under the Bush administration for the financial meltdown, but there was none.

        After Clinton, George W. Bush and Republicans tried to tighten up lending standards for which they were demonized by the Democrats. These efforts were pushed unsuccessfully throughout the Bush administration starting in April 2001.

      • I never said I supported Bush for a second term, but I definitely don't support this wolf in sheep's clothing!!!! Please give me more food stamps so I can buy trick or treats..

      • Romney is not Bush anymore than Obama is Clinton. Get a clue..

    • Yeah, but Obama was right about "rising seas."

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

 
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