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  •  Complicity: Clinton made it law (1+ / 0-)
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    Everybody gets to share in the mess.

    Free speech? Yeah, I've heard of that. Have you?

    by dinotrac on Thu Mar 19, 2009 at 10:06:34 AM PDT

    •  Yes, he did. That doesn't excuse anyone else. (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Not in the least. (0+ / 0-)

        I just get tired of hearing all this "Bush did it" stuff. Bush is the most recent, but lots of people -- and not just Republicans -- have their fingers on this mess.

        Free speech? Yeah, I've heard of that. Have you?

        by dinotrac on Thu Mar 19, 2009 at 11:39:57 AM PDT

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        •  Yes. Sorry to snap, I'm just tired of hearing (0+ / 0-)

          that Bill is to blame.  The republicans controlled congress and had a veto-proof majority to pass this bill.  I wish Clinton had stood up to them and vetoed it anyway, but he was always weak when it came to Wall St.  Plus, it was Monica-gate time (another hypocritical  Republican political boondoggle designed specifically to weaken Clinton and the Democratic party )  and he was behind the eight-ball, not that that's a legitimate excuse, but a major factor none-the-less.

          Never-the-less, just because the law doesn't say you can't do something, if you continue to do it even though you know it's wrong, it is unethical and morally reprehensible.  

          When you count in the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, and the explicit encouragement of "self-governance" above all else for all industries by the Bush administration including the sacking of those who raised red-flags or said anything the administration did not want hear and I think the blame is clear.

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