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  •  Reading these comments, my suspicions are (none)
     confirmed: I am not a liberal.

    Comments are

    1. Basically, outrage (I share).

    2. Followed by the liberal solution: proposed change in laws .

     Guys, how likely are such reforms to pass under our current "solely-owned subsidiery of corporate America" Congress?

    Do you really think that public outrage is going to amount to a hill of cowshit?

    I don't consder myself to be a libertarian, but their solution might be to ask:

    Why does no one propose, and initiate, alternative financial institutions with liberal (meaning give ordinary folks a break) values?

    I mean, where would you get your house, car, and consumer loans if there was a corporation that dealt with people with same level of intergrety that say, L.L. Bean's does (o.k., let the dissing of Bean's begin, I'm sure there are all kinds of reasons I'm not aware, of but goddamit, they treat their customers fairly. Good quality, no questions asked on returns).

    Such corporation(s) would have a clearly stated code of ethics focusing on not ripping people off and not using miserable laws to cheat peole out of their homes and money. If they failed to live up to this, the blogospere and ordinary word of mouth, would take them down.

    Forget about the public interest. There is a fortune to be made here.

    If someone I trusted started one, I have $1,000 I would invest in it, and $12,000 in credit card debt I would transfer to it.  Would you do the same?

    Soros, or Warren Buffet could start something with pocket change, and it would make Bush's adult supervisors in the banking industry scream in anguish, tear their $1,000 garments, and gnash their recapped teeth. Maybe bankrupt a few, too.

    Or dkos-reading venture capitalists.

    No? Why not?

    Because liberals are wimps, that's why.

    (Wish I knew what I am).

    Or not?

    "Go in peace, errant sisters." -Horace Greeley, April, 1861

    by faithnomore on Mon Mar 28, 2005 at 07:25:10 AM PST

    •  WTF? (4.00)
      Due respect, but your comment is one of the more asinine I've read here.

      Why does no one propose liberal financial institutions? You mean crecit unions and the like? They exist my brilliant commenter, your mind is not the first with this thought.

      The problem - credit needs are geater than that. Not every one has access to credit unions, nor can they.

      Unfortunately, we need the liberal approach of regulation and those awful "laws" you seem to disdain because our nation opted for democratic capitalism.

      "Just say no to torture." -Semi-Anonymous Blogger.

      by Armando on Mon Mar 28, 2005 at 07:35:06 AM PST

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      •  I guess no hope for me. (none)
        I certainly don't claim to be an economic expert, but it seems like there are a lot of folks, like me, who would take money out of their Bush- supporting cut-throat financial institutions and invest them in  alternatives that treat customers ethically, and these  WOULD THEN MAKE BIG PROFITS FOR THEIR STOCKHOLDERS. I agree about credit unions, in fact I just convinced a co-worker to move his business from a corporate bank to ours own local one.

        Obviously fair regulation of financial institutions would also be good. How much space to you plan to give to the issue before congress comes around to your point of view?

        I think it is unfortunate that people sympathetic to the victimization of others, as well as themselves, are so above promoting such alternatives.

        asininely yours,

        ps I appreciate your willingness to directly engage us commentors.

        "Go in peace, errant sisters." -Horace Greeley, April, 1861

        by faithnomore on Mon Mar 28, 2005 at 08:31:45 AM PST

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    •  Soldiers start deserting! (none)
      The government does not care about it's soldiers and it never will. They would rather see the benefit to credit card companies and mortgage lenders in seizing the property of Reservists than in helping the soldiers

      So this almost sounds like a scam. The government and credit card, mortgage lenders working together to rip off soldiers.

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