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  •  Gov Dean said it FIRST (4.00)
    Did you know during the primary ( NH rally/town hall meet)Gov Dean was asked about Greenspan and he said when he is president he will not reappoint Greenspan because he has been very political in that he supported tax cuts for the wealthy despite record deficits.  The press treated it like a GAFFE.

    find your local dem group link:

    by timber on Thu Mar 03, 2005 at 08:36:23 PM PST

    •  I'll tell you why (none)
      It's because nobody had Dean's back. Part of the reason we lost the election---too much backstabbing and not enough unity of message.
    •  Why is Gov Dean always RIGHT? (4.00)

      Dean Denounces Tax Cuts, Says Greenspan Should Be Fired Wires
      Friday, Jan. 23, 2004
      LONDONDERRY, N.H. - Howard Dean on Friday derided Washington politicians who "say anything just to get elected," and said Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan "has become too political" and should be replaced.
      The onetime front-runner, seeking to rally his sagging campaign by casting himself as a Washington outsider, criticized Greenspan as he assailed President Bush's tax cuts, arguing that they were geared to benefit the wealthy.

      "I think Alan Greenspan has become too political," Dean said. "If he lacks the political courage to criticize the deficit, if he was foolish enough - and he's not a foolish man - to support the outrageous tax cut that George Bush put through, then he has become too political, and we need a new chairman of the Federal Reserve."

      Greenspan's term as chairman ends in June, but Bush has said he will nominate him for a fifth four-year term.

      Dean criticized Greenspan and Washington politicians within days of the New Hampshire primary.

      find your local dem group link:

      by timber on Thu Mar 03, 2005 at 09:06:41 PM PST

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    •  Fuck Howard Dean (none)
      I hate those assholes who are always right ! hehe.

      gotta love the guy.

      I cant help but think that in 40 years we will look at Howard in the same way the right looks at goldwater.

      Let the Democratic Reformation Begin

      by Pounder on Thu Mar 03, 2005 at 09:41:49 PM PST

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    •  Nader (4.00)
      Ralph Nader has been screaming about Greenspan for years; he was very critical of Bill Clinton for re-appointing Greenspan in the 90s.

      Not that this justifies any subsequent extracurricular activities on Nader's part, but can we all agree now that Clinton was wrong to re-appoint Greenspan?

      Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness.

      by JimTXDem on Thu Mar 03, 2005 at 11:12:20 PM PST

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