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  •  One more tweet and a song (9+ / 0-)

    And there but for fortune...

    I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

    by priceman on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 07:53:11 AM PST

    •  Disgrace (7+ / 0-)

      The HAMP program, the fact that the bailout did not help homeowners... the whole country, left and right, was more riled up than I have ever seen it before right after the crash when the TARP package was before Congress in late September 2008.  

      And everybody was saying Hell No. Barney Frank was out front, saying the TARP package had to help homeowners too and the Dems jumped through hoops to make the country believe that the bailout would also help the people, not just the banks.

      And then look what the fuck they did.  It was just another lie.  

      This is one of the reasons why I can't for the life of me understand why the so called progressive movement is out there pushing to get Barney Frank appointed as Senator in MA.  What happened to the idea of having Markey in that position?  I have to get more details.  Maybe we are talking about two different things -- Frank as temp Senator and Markey running in the special election. But having Barney Frank in there, a great friend of Wall Street, when the debt ceiling debacle happens, makes me really nervous.  I don't care what he says, I know he will vote to cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid.  When Wall Street says jump he says "how high?"  

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 08:16:47 AM PST

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      •  Indeed. TARP, HAMP, all lies (1+ / 0-)
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        I hope Barney Frank's appointment was temporary, because he is bought and sold like the legislation bearing his name and when called on it he always freaked out and threw a fit. I never liked that and found that as having disdain for the American people like how he dissed Occupy pretending he was leading something like it. BS. Markey would definitely be better. We'll see what happens.

        I don't negotiate grand bargains with deficit terrorists!

        by priceman on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 05:34:17 PM PST

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