Comments on: Obama bank plan is good policy, good politics http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/22/obama-bank-plan-is-good-policy-good-politics/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MTFan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/22/obama-bank-plan-is-good-policy-good-politics/#comment-28623 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 21:06:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6327#comment-28623 Obama is featured in a movie exposing greedy hedge funds and market manipulation called “Stock Shock.” Even though the movie mostly focuses on Sirius XM stock being naked short sold to hell, I liked tit because it gives the average guy a better understanding of the dark side of Wall Street. DVD is everywhere but cheaper at www.stockshockmovie.com

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By: leonecomm http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/22/obama-bank-plan-is-good-policy-good-politics/#comment-28618 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 18:48:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6327#comment-28618 The American people are not stupid. They are wise enough to know the difference between policy and politics. The problem is that politicians are not smart enough to know when to make sound policy instead of sound bites

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By: gamboa http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/22/obama-bank-plan-is-good-policy-good-politics/#comment-28610 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 17:08:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6327#comment-28610 Americans are rediscovering their place in our great democracy. Politicians are going to have to relearn to respect our positions on issues like healthcare, the importance of small businesses and our FREEDOMS or they will be looking for new jobs. It is that simple.

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By: Hanan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/22/obama-bank-plan-is-good-policy-good-politics/#comment-28608 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 16:36:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6327#comment-28608 It seems to me Paul Volcker hasn’t a big say in the Economic Council. Whithin that circle, Summers and Giethner were playing the big roles.The big banks want no regulations at all, and will fight back with their powerful interest groups again. Thanks to the Supreme Court decision that allows them to pour $$ into campaigns. This year’s mid-term election would be an interesting one!

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By: dutch http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/22/obama-bank-plan-is-good-policy-good-politics/#comment-28607 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 16:07:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6327#comment-28607 I don’t think white America is ready for a black leader. Even a black leader with good ideas.
The people of Mass have proven how impatient they are with their black president.
What did they expect him to do being in office only a year?
Instead Mass voters prefer inexperience as long as it’s white.
It’s like watching the Boston Celtics of the past playing in the modern NBA. Bunch of old white stiffs pretending their good at something.

America was better off under Bush, at least the utter foolishness coming out of the white house could have been blamed on Bush.
Turns out all the foolishness was just a reflection of the american peoples attitude.

Spend, more, NOW.

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By: CoLeo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/22/obama-bank-plan-is-good-policy-good-politics/#comment-28606 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 15:38:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6327#comment-28606 That’s right the Feds know exactly how to make a business successful and immune to failure….I mean their entity ONLY ran a 12 TRILLION dollar deficit last year. Obviously those who run government (of EITHER party) definitely have the best interests of the american sheeple at heart and will do whatever’s necessary to line their pockets!!

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By: AdamSmith http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/22/obama-bank-plan-is-good-policy-good-politics/#comment-28604 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:57:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6327#comment-28604 Great article. I’m rooting for Obama. But Obama’s habit of everywhere looking for consensus may be the biggest obstacle here.

The bankers and their lobbyists don’t play a nice game. I can easily see this getting watered down, and watered down, and watered down, while Obama is trying to “get them on board”.

The only way Obama can fight the banks is with bare knuckles, like Teddy Roosevelt against the trusts.

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By: sceptical http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/22/obama-bank-plan-is-good-policy-good-politics/#comment-28601 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:33:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6327#comment-28601 What we need is a law to punish congress and national, state and local administrations for excessive risk taking in our economy. Presently the inmates run the institution while pontificating and breaking their own rules.

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By: JIJ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/22/obama-bank-plan-is-good-policy-good-politics/#comment-28600 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:29:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6327#comment-28600 Now here is the beauty of democracy. When even a popular leader like Barack Obama knows his policies aren’t working he reverses course and doesn’t lose face for doing so. Hugo Rafael Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can’t do so because they will see it as weakness rather than serving their peoples’ interest. Give me democracy any day!

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By: pyradius http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/22/obama-bank-plan-is-good-policy-good-politics/#comment-28599 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 14:23:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6327#comment-28599 Sending a message to the White House would look better as a petition (i.e. this petition shows how many Democrats are going to not vote in Mass). Sending a message of “Yes we’ll let seats go to people who don’t even remotely represent us if we feel you’re not representing us” is pretty short-sighted and will only compound the challenges of true reform.

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