Bush promoted home ownership despite poor credit

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Bush promoted home ownership despite poor credit
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Mon, 11-28-2011 - 8:08pm

From that well-known biased source: The business section of the Wall Street Journal

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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 10:55pm
No.

Jabberwocka

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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 1:06pm

Democrats did not "control" Congress, even after the 2006 elections. In the House, they DID wrest the majority of seats from Republicans who had been the power party since 1994. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2006

Sure they did...enough to even sideline the Republicans from discussions, as they did with TARP.

However, though the 2006 elections brought more Democrats to the Senate, they didn't have a filibuster-proof majority.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_2006

A simple majority in Congress does not mean "control". Ergo, the "fact" is not true.

Really?

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 2:54pm

More facts on TARP's predecesor, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_Economic_Stabilization_Act_of_2008

Jabberwocka

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Fri, 12-09-2011 - 11:51pm

As always, excuses for Democrat corruption and ineptitude.

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Sat, 12-10-2011 - 8:57am
I did not present excuses. Facts are facts. And as such, the claim of Congressional Democratic "control" is laughable.

Speaking of "corruption" and "ineptitude", take a good hard look at the Republican frontrunner. He's got more than a little baggage.

Jabberwocka

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Sat, 12-10-2011 - 1:19pm

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Sat, 12-10-2011 - 5:22pm

Tell you what's getting old.

Jabberwocka

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Sat, 12-10-2011 - 6:16pm
So this is why we should sign up for 4 more years of BO?

A family member also blames Bush (as well as the state she currently resides in) for her current problems. Like Dubya told her and her husband to buy a house they couldn't afford and move to a place that was over-developed.
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Registered: 03-03-2009
Sat, 12-10-2011 - 8:00pm
I cannot see that any of the current field of candidates has any better an answer. After the sorry spectacle of the Dubya era and the sycophantic behavior of Republicans who practically slobbered on his shoes, I trust them not all.

Bush's answer to 9/11. Do you remember it? "In the threat-filled months after 9/11, traveling on airplanes, visiting tourist destinations, and, yes, going shopping, were acts of defiance and patriotism". Direct quote. Yeah, he did encourage people to spend. Did he say diddly squat about affordability being a factor? If so, I'd be verrrrry interested in a cite and link.

Hindsight is always 20-20. Florida, Nevada, and California were all boom markets. If the bubble hadn't burst, those who didn't invest in "over-developed" areas, would have been belittled for being too cautious.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 09-30-2011
Sat, 12-10-2011 - 9:52pm

I did not present excuses. Facts are facts. And as such, the claim of Congressional Democratic "control" is laughable.

Yeah...knock, knock...

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