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Does our goverment want the economy to fail?

Posted by Mark on October 22, 2009

“These banks that were too big to fail are now bigger,” Barofsky said. “Government has sponsored and supported several mergers that made them larger and that guarantee, that implicit guarantee of moral hazard, the idea that the government is not going to let these banks fail, which was implicit a year ago, is now explicit, we’ve said it. So if anything, not only have there not been any meaningful regulatory reform to make it less likely, in a lot of ways, the government has made such problems more likely.

“Potentially we could be in more danger now than we were a year ago,” he added.

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"If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream."

Posted by Mark on October 22, 2009

— One Of The Best Explanations Of Why Obama Won The Election From a teacher in the Nashville area.

THE COW AND THE ICE CREAM

“We are worried about “the cow” when it is all about the “Ice Cream”

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching
third grade this year.
The presidential election was heating up and some of the children
showed an interest.
I decided we would have an election for a class president.

We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and
the class would vote..

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members..
We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.
We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked
to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates
were good kids.
I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of
parental support.
I had never seen Olivia`s mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches.
Jamie went first.
He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better
place. He ended by promising to do his very best.
Everyone applauded and he sat down.

Now is was Olivia`s turn to speak.

Her speech was concise.
She said, “If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream.”
She sat down.
The class went wild. “Yes! Yes!
We want ice cream.”

She surely would say more. She did not have to.
A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream?
She wasn`t sure.
Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it.
She didn`t know.
The class really didn`t care.
All they were thinking about was ice cream.

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and 52
percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want ice cream.
The other 48 percent know they`re going to have to feed the cow and
clean up the mess.

Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone — that they
have not first taken away from someone else.

Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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National Credit Card Maxed Out

Posted by Mark on October 22, 2009

“In the Senate’s first vote on health care spending this year,” Mr. McConnell said, “a bipartisan majority rejected the Democrat leadership’s attempt to add another quarter-trillion dollars to the national credit card without any plan to pay for it. With a record deficit and a ballooning national debt, the American people are saying enough is enough.”

Does anything more need to be said?

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