Comments on: Financial reform bill puts GOP in dilemma Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: AdamSmith Wed, 21 Apr 2010 16:50:49 +0000 Excellent, interesting article. Thanks Jack Kemp.

By: jmmx Wed, 21 Apr 2010 16:34:26 +0000 @ RandyDutton

you say:
“How many former Goldman Sachs employees work in the Treasury and Obama Administration??? ”

They all worked for Bush first!!! So don’t go pointing fingers at Obama. Republicans like to do this because they are trying to distract people from the very simple and undeniable fact – the Great Republican Recession happened on THEIR watch.

Remember – it started in 2007 (if not earlier) and Obama is still trying to clean up THEIR MESS.

By: jmmx Wed, 21 Apr 2010 16:30:11 +0000 Funny how the Republicans (who brought you this Great Republican Recession) only complain about deficits when the Dems are in the White House.

Check out the graph linked below, and see how Reagan, Bush 1 and Bush 2 EACH doubled or tripled the national deficit. Where were all the Republicans then? .html

Notice also how the price of oil tripled under Bush. Do you think that his oil lobby is unhappy about that?

How many billions of taxpayer dollars did Cheney’s employer Halliburton take? Do you think they are unhappy about that?

When Bush took office in 2001, gas was about $1.60 / gallon.Since then it steadily rose to over $4 per gallon, until it plummeted with the collapse of the economy in 2008. Who was he representing?

If a citizen drives 15000 miles per year, and gets 20 mpg, he buys 750 gallons in a year. With prices on the rise again, who know where it will end. Let’s assume we will have an average of $3.60 for some time. That is exactly $2 above what it was when Bush took office, and still more than $0.50 off the peak.

If that is the case then the citizen in question will be paying $1,500 MORE in gasoline per year than when Bush and the Republicans took office. That means people

will be paying $1,500 TAX to the oil companies – including the Arab countries where it comes from. This is an enormous tax on the American economy!

Thank you to all the Republicans & Republican think-tanks who backed all the Bush policies that got us here.

Again – is Bush unhappy? Is Cheney unhappy? Is the CEO of Exxon-Mobil unhappy? I don’t think so.

Think about it.

By: randydutton Wed, 21 Apr 2010 16:06:06 +0000 The moved the link. Try this for the update Rolling Stones article s/;kw=[3351,11459] titled
The Great American Bubble Machine
From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression — and they’re about to do it again.

WHY does the Congress allow these leeches into government? Why has Obama absorbed them into his administration to then oversee the very organizations from whence they came?

Who really is running our government?

By: randydutton Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:57:35 +0000 Treasury chief of staff Mark Patterson and CFTC chief Gary Gensler, both former Goldmanites.

Read the article american+bubble+machine&type=

By: randydutton Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:55:11 +0000 Goldman’s co-chairman in the early Nineties, Robert Rubin, followed Bill Clinton to the White House, where he directed the National Economic Council and eventually became Treasury secretary.

By: randydutton Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:51:55 +0000 How many former Goldman Sachs employees work in the Treasury and Obama Administration???

Who in Congress was responsible for overseeing the SEC?

Congress has been controlled by the Democrats for 3.5 years. They have been willing accomplices of GS and other bankers. Fire every incumbent on the SEC oversight committee November 2nd.

By: GLK Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:50:26 +0000 Despite this “reform” nobody seems to believe that the Dems or Repubs will work in the people’s best interest. Good. Maybe we’re finally wising up. It’s time to stop playing their Hatfield’s against the McCoy’s game and unite as one entity. We need change all right, just not the kind either side is advertising.

By: leftcenterright Wed, 21 Apr 2010 15:49:12 +0000 blah, blah, blah.

By: Gotthardbahn Wed, 21 Apr 2010 13:27:12 +0000 Yawn…wake me up in November.