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  •  It's not the stupidity of Bush and Perry (22+ / 0-)

    that scares me.

    It's the very, very, very smart people who look at these guys and say "We want HIM in charge". It's not because they think government will be more competent.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 09:51:20 AM PDT

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    •  No, it is because they know they can have their (1+ / 0-)
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      hands in the cookie jar all day long 24 x 7 x 365 and neither Bush, nor Perry, nor any of their friends would even begin to mind at all.

      They get supported because they are morally bankrupt and ethically bereft. It is intentional that these types are elevated to power.  Geithner was a Bush-era appointee, btw.

      In October 2003, at age 42,[19] he was named president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. [20]  
      Mr. Geithner worked for Kissinger Associates from 1985 to 1988...

      Kissinger Associates founded and run by Henry Kissinger (war criminal) and Brent Scowcroft.

      The New York Fed, under Mr Geithner's leadership until he was appointed US Treasury Secretary in January 2009, instructed the troubled insurer to withhold details of the payments from the American public, which bailed out AIG by as much as $182bn at its financial nadir.

      According to a series of emails obtained and made public by Congressman Darrell Issa, AIG had planned to inform investors in a regulatory filing published on December 24, 2008, that it had paid counter-party banks owed money at a rate of 100 cents on the dollar. The banks were owed the money for credit-default swaps they had entered into, mainly on behalf of clients.

      However, according to the emails, an official from the NY Fed crossed out the reference ahead of publication, and there was no mention of the payments, which came to light five months later, in the filing.

      Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. -- Harry S Truman

      by YucatanMan on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 06:28:15 PM PDT

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