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    •  Your reply doesn't even answer his question (1+ / 0-)
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    •  WHAT Repsonse? (2+ / 0-)
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      You continue to avoid the questions!

      "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

      by Dana Houle on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 11:09:07 AM PST

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      •  I answered. (7+ / 0-)

        You asked what the connection was between the issues.

        I answered.

        First, the problem...blatant attempt to use money to influence congressional votes, exacerbated all the more by the fact that this is potentially being done by bailout recipients.

        Short term solution: Investigate if bailout money is actually being used for this influence-buying. If so, expose it.

        Long term solution: SOLVE THE UNDERLYING PROBLEM. That's what Durbin-Specter is about.

        You say that connecting the two is exploitative. I say that's ridiculous. If ever there were a time to quit thinking short term and start thinking long term, this is it. The last few years of our lives, we've had to think short term because we were constantly on defense by Bush. Let's think a little bigger now.

        If you have substantive issues with Durbin-Specter, in the sense that you want it to go beyond contributions to campaigns and address independent expenditures, that's fine...you can have those issues, and I encourage you to act on them because at least then you're thinking big instead of small.

        But please stop the anger -- and the questioning of motives of those who are connecting short term issues with long term problems and proposing a solution to both.

        •  No Connection Between the Two (4+ / 0-)

          That's what you're trying not to say, but what you've revealed.

          This is a blantantly dishonest attempt to exploit this community, to exploit people's anger about how the TARP money is being used, and you're not showing the character to admit you were wrong and you've been caught.  

          Maybe instead of spending energy trying to intuit my feelings you should ponder the dishonesty of your actions.  

          And where's Lessig?  

          "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

          by Dana Houle on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 11:19:01 AM PST

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        •  No evidence (0+ / 0-)

          of a connection between bailout funds and corporate lobbying.  None.

          Omaha must now be referred to as Omama

          by GenXWho on Thu Jan 29, 2009 at 03:30:32 PM PST

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