Obama silently OK's wall street bonuses..

  • kaccioto

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    Feb 10, 2010 5:55 PM GMT
    smart of him to do it on a snow day when everyone's focused on the other white powder..

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aKGZkktzkAlA

    my LTV ratio will almost be non-existent next year.. 4 more years please
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    Feb 10, 2010 6:52 PM GMT
    Your headline is misleading, and your analysis of the story's content is typical of conservative bullshit being pumped up our collective asses right now. And according to your profile, you work in finance? Yeah, I think we can all sleep well tonight knowing we have people like you at Wall Street's helm. icon_rolleyes.gif

    You know what? I hope Republicans experience a sweeping win this year. In fact, I'm praying for it. Then, as we all watch the country implode ... I don't even know why I'm bothering with your sorry ass.

    *edit - after closely reading your profile, I realize just how full of shit you are. You'll go far in life, buddy. Reaaaal far.
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    Feb 10, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
    Again, a hypocritical, shameless Republican tries to make people mad at Obama for the selfishness of Wall Street.
    Selfishness that was given free rein by the excessive free market policies put into place by the Republican party.

    It's a DISGRACE that Republican party has NO SHAME about all the damage they've done to our country with their failed economic policies and all the economic hardship they've imposed on the American people.

    It's particularly shameful that they continue to try to blame Obama for our out-of-control National Debt, when they themselves are responsible for adding FAR MORE debt to it than the Democrats.
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    Feb 10, 2010 7:12 PM GMT
    reppaT saidYour headline is misleading, and your analysis of the story's content is typical of conservative bullshit being pumped up our collective asses right now. And according to your profile, you work in finance? Yeah, I think we can all sleep well tonight knowing we have people like you at Wall Street's helm. icon_rolleyes.gif

    You know what? I hope Republicans experience a sweeping win this year. In fact, I'm praying for it. Then, as we all watch the country implode ... I don't even know why I'm bothering with your sorry ass.

    *edit - after closely reading your profile, I realize just how full of shit you are. You'll go far in life, buddy. Reaaaal far.


    Yes, I'm sorry (a little) but I have to agree. Your profile makes you seem extremely cocky, narcissistic and generally douchey. I mean, the whole thing about you catching a flight to Hong Kong, doing 2 am workouts, being ready for burgeoning investors, working for a "premier" investment firm.... yeah... It's actually very unattractive. You said you met an asshole to keep you in check... well... birds of a feather.... icon_smile.gif

    Now... moving on from your profile and the impression it may give others....

    The article comes from Bloomberg.... and its clearly slanted.... your one line analysis of the whole thing is so ridiculous. I mean, if you work in finance and supposedly know so much... is that really the best you can do? Come on man... really?

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    Feb 10, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    Obama also eats babies. Take a look.

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  • kaccioto

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    Feb 10, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    kaccioto said 4 more years please


    wasn't trying to be sardonic here. all things equal, i'd like his term extended.

    was never into politics but wouldn't that make me a Dem if i voted for him (though i did vote for mayor Bloomberg, an independent so what animal am i now, i lose track)?

    i quoted myself, sick.
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    Feb 10, 2010 8:17 PM GMT
    reppaT said... being pumped up our collective asses right now....


    so politics turns your brain into a kink-thinking machine huh. fuck the conservative bullshit cross the bridge and well think of kinkier ways to pump things in ur ass icon_twisted.gif
  • DCEric

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    Feb 10, 2010 8:19 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidObama also eats babies. Take a look.


    I guess it would take a munching zombie to know such things. Om nom nom.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Feb 10, 2010 8:22 PM GMT
    kaccioto saidsmart of him to do it on a snow day when everyone's focused on the other white powder..

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aKGZkktzkAlA

    my LTV ratio will almost be non-existent next year.. 4 more years please


    You're a fucking idiot.
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    Feb 10, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidYou're a fucking idiot.


    I've never gotten that expression, but it always paints an amusing picture in my mind. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 10, 2010 8:45 PM GMT
    Well what did you think he was gonna do when he got into office...Hell, Goldman Sachs owned him from the beginning, look at all his economic policy advisors.

    You wanna know who really runs DC? Goldman Sachs of America!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 10, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidAgain, a hypocritical, shameless Republican tries to make people mad at Obama for the selfishness of Wall Street.
    Selfishness that was given free rein by the excessive free market policies put into place by the Republican party.

    It's a DISGRACE that Republican party has NO SHAME about all the damage they've done to our country with their failed economic policies and all the economic hardship they've imposed on the American people.

    It's particularly shameful that they continue to try to blame Obama for our out-of-control National Debt, when they themselves are responsible for adding FAR MORE debt to it than the Democrats.


    You and that "Blame Game"...it's never-ending.
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    rickrick91 saidAgain, a hypocritical, shameless Republican tries to make people mad at Obama for the selfishness of Wall Street.
    Selfishness that was given free rein by the excessive free market policies put into place by the Republican party.

    It's a DISGRACE that Republican party has NO SHAME about all the damage they've done to our country with their failed economic policies and all the economic hardship they've imposed on the American people.

    It's particularly shameful that they continue to try to blame Obama for our out-of-control National Debt, when they themselves are responsible for adding FAR MORE debt to it than the Democrats.


    You and that "Blame Game"...it's never-ending.


    It's really more "The Truth Game" then the "Blame Game." icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 10, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    It's really more "The Truth Game" then the "Blame Game." icon_rolleyes.gif


    One man's "truth" is another man's "fiction"
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Feb 10, 2010 9:13 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidAgain, a hypocritical, shameless Republican tries to make people mad at Obama for the selfishness of Wall Street.
    Selfishness that was given free rein by the excessive free market policies put into place by the Republican party.

    It's a DISGRACE that Republican party has NO SHAME about all the damage they've done to our country with their failed economic policies and all the economic hardship they've imposed on the American people.

    It's particularly shameful that they continue to try to blame Obama for our out-of-control National Debt, when they themselves are responsible for adding FAR MORE debt to it than the Democrats.


    Need I remind everyone Constantly, That it was Clinton & the democrats that devised all these shady loans....This is the route of all the economical problems in the country. Blow on a plate & you get a loan...LOL
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:16 PM GMT
    Mikeylikesit said
    rickrick91 saidAgain, a hypocritical, shameless Republican tries to make people mad at Obama for the selfishness of Wall Street.
    Selfishness that was given free rein by the excessive free market policies put into place by the Republican party.

    It's a DISGRACE that Republican party has NO SHAME about all the damage they've done to our country with their failed economic policies and all the economic hardship they've imposed on the American people.

    It's particularly shameful that they continue to try to blame Obama for our out-of-control National Debt, when they themselves are responsible for adding FAR MORE debt to it than the Democrats.


    Need I remind everyone Constantly, That it was Clinton & the democrats that devised all these shady loans....This is the route of all the economical problems in the country. Blow on a plate & you get a loan...LOL
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    FAIL. It was Bush' "Ownership Society" that pushed bad loans. Clinton just deregulated teh shit out of the economy.
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:36 PM GMT
    CuriousJock -
    BS
    One man's truth is NOT another man's fiction.
    Facts are facts.
    I know you Repubs are desperately trying to move the goal posts in a way that won't make your party look like such a total failure when it comes to handling the economy, but that is SPIN and distortion of the facts.
    Just because the facts don't fit in with your pro-republican agenda - you ignore them or try to twist them, or you whine about the "blame game", and how there's blame on both sides, as if there was an equal amount of blame on both sides and the Repubs aren't responsible for the MASSIVE mess they made after all.
    BS
    PROPAGANDA
    SPIN
    FACTS are FACTS.
    They're NOT a matter of opinion.
    And there's NOT an equal amount of blame on the Dems side.
    When will the Repubs man up and admit they inherited a robust economy and shrinking National Debt in 2001, and left behind a country in the worst recession in many decades, and a National Debt that was exploding before Obama ever even took office?
    Will they ever show some shame or apoloize to the American people for their grossly incompetent mishandling of the economy?
    Will they ever abandon the failed trickle-down economics policy and propose a new economic agenda focused on helping middle class Americans instead of the richest 1-2% of Americans?
    Or will they just try to get back in power by blaming Obama for the messes they made and left behind for him to deal with?
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    Mikeylikes it -
    You don't even know how to spell.
    It's root - not "route".

    But you are good at parroting the right-wing spin you hear on Fox and from Rush.
    Too bad it's BS.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 10, 2010 9:43 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidCuriousJock -
    BS
    One man's truth is NOT another man's fiction.
    Facts are facts.

    Blah

    Blah

    Blah

    PROPAGANDA
    SPIN
    FACTS are FACTS.
    They're NOT a matter of opinion.
    And there's NOT an equal amount of blame on the Dems side.

    Blah

    Blah

    Blah

    Will they ever abandon the failed trickle-down economics policy and propose a new economic agenda focused on helping middle class Americans instead of the richest 1-2% of Americans?
    Or will they just try to get back in power by blaming Obama for the messes they made and left behind for him to deal with?


    Blah

    Blah

    Blah

    Blah

    Blah

    You're like Jackie Collins, only hunkier icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 10, 2010 9:47 PM GMT
    Clinton did start deregulation in a limited manner...But of course there are always loopholes to basterdize and get around!

    Summers, Paulson and Bernanke (Summers is who Obama is listening to now...the same one that trashed Harvard's trust and lost 6 billion dollars) is the orchestrator of the biggest wealth transfer in the history of the world...He and Paulson make Madoff look like a corner crack dealer!

    Yeah, the Dems are to blame, and the Republicans are equally dirty, they didn't stand unanimous in rejecting Bernanke for another term? Why? Because they all benefit from Wall Street...Their PACs depend on the blood money.

    If there were campaign finance reform, real reform, that would be the start of kicking out Wall Street...However, with the latest Supreme Court decision to allow unlimited corporate dollars into elections, the floodgates have just been opened...And the majority of those people are conservatives.
  • kaccioto

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    Feb 10, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
    how trite to turn this into a left vs. right argument. tres original.

    why is this an issue when i want obama re-elected given the recent bonus outcomes and my circumstance/profession?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 10, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    This is just more valid evidence that the democratic party is just as controlled by big business and their lobbyists as the republicans are. I wish you guys would stop being such blind sycophants to the democratic party because the democrats are no damned better than the republicans. Both parties suck big time.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 10, 2010 9:56 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidThis is just more valid evidence that the democratic party is just as controlled by big business and their lobbyists as the republicans are. I wish you guys would stop being such blind sycophants to the democratic party because the democrats are no damned better than the republicans. Both parties suck big time.


    Thankfully, a good chunk of America is feeling the same way about BOTH parties.
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    Feb 10, 2010 10:00 PM GMT
    I copied this from one of my old posts. It's perfect for this thread, and it's the truth. Blame Clinton all you want, but it wasn't a mess that he started:

    The subprime mess, while reared by Bush Sr., Clinton, and George 'Mission Accomplished' Bush, was the love child of Reagan. Crazy Ron and his newly-elected Republican Congress were more than happy to allow the growth of predatory and sub-prime lending by seeing that state laws that capped interest rates on first-time homebuyers were eliminated, and it was Reagan and his Republican Congress who ended state restrictions on alternative loans (circa 1983). So, you see, it wasn't really Clinton who got us into this mess. Sure, Clinton played his hand, but it's a bit difficult to blame it on him, especially when the U.S. prospered throughout his entire term in office.
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    CuriousJockAZ said
    roadbikeRob saidThis is just more valid evidence that the democratic party is just as controlled by big business and their lobbyists as the republicans are. I wish you guys would stop being such blind sycophants to the democratic party because the democrats are no damned better than the republicans. Both parties suck big time.


    Thankfully, a good chunk of America is feeling the same way about BOTH parties.


    Despite frequently being portrayed as a hardcore Democrat, I agree that both parties are completely fucked. And public financing of elections is the only way to truly change our country.

    That said, the Dems are really better on some progressive issues (equal rights, social services, etc.) and nominally better on others (financial reform). They are also as a party more honest with the American people and Obama is a big part of that.

    On the other hand, the Republicans are doing everything they possibly can, including lying to the press, procedural moves in the Senate, and saying one in a meeting with the President and another to the media, to ensure that Obama's agenda, which is pretty moderate, is completely crippled. Oh, and then they run to the constituents and take credit for money resulting from the administration's policies.

    The other big culprit is the media as a whole. Even MSNBC. I heard on the radio this morning that there were about 800 people at Sarah Palin's speech at the Teabagger convention. But it was covered extensively.

    Compare that to the anti-war demonstrations in 2001 and 2003 and the more recent immigration reform protests, which drew millions, but received scant coverage. This creates a perception the Republicans policies are more popular than Dems.