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    I'm glad they're scared , it's about damn time.

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    Quote from HM2Viking
    And I'll be the rational progressive.....
    Well, I may be a bit on the radical side, held over from my hippy days.

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    flightnurse2b and herring_RN like this.

    I couldn't get the actual bill to load, I think it was just too busy.I am sure it will take a lot of reading to get through the bill., but it will be exciting to see where the money is being spent and results.

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    SharonH, RN likes this.

    Toxic assets due to Toxic greed, mix well with Toxic oversight. Recipe for disaster.

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    SharonH, RN and herring_RN like this.

    The conclusion was GREED. Greenspan also came to that conclusion and said that it was the failure of the market to regulate and control their own greed. This documentary is WELL worth watching.

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    Quote from loricatus
    Might make him a conservative @ss#^&* if I name him Rush.

    Funny thing you reminded me of with this: We named my deceased dog Buster without thinking of the consequences. Seemed like a harmless name until I threw a ball in the backyard and yelled "Go get the ball Buster"
    "Rush , stop smelling that other dogs butt!" "Rush, you stink like a wet dog!" Aw the dog is too good for that name.

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    nursej22, Jessy_RN, RN1982, and 2 others like this.

    Quote from herring_RN
    Donate dried beans and rice to the food bank.
    Money well spent and needed. I think I will take your lead, that is IF I get anything. I am on SSDI. IF I get something I pledge to use it to pay it forward. Who else, anyone going to take the pledge? I think herring could be a trend setter here.

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    HM2VikingRN, RN1982, ElvishDNP, and 3 others like this.

    Timothy can represent the right wing of the Obnoxious Party and I can represent the left wing of the Obnoxious Party!:smiley_ab

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    Absolutely13 and herring_RN like this.

    I know that we all are going to continue to be what we feel naturally drawn to politically. But the divide between the ideologies seems to have grown bigger.I am active on a couple of other forums, in which politics are discussed and I have been running across some disturbing trends. Ive been seeing links to really super right wing sites that are almost on the verge of calling for revolution by their followers. I will post links to two of the sites that really disturbed me, seems like a movement to overthrow the present government, maybe I am paranoid.:uhoh21:

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    leslie :-D and Absolutely13 like this.

    Quote from Jolie
    I agree wholeheartedly that partisanship is a good thing. I just hope that this sentiment continues when the conservatives gain a majority, which will happen someday.
    Well, actually used to think bipartisanship was a good thing, until the Republican Congress starting dancing to Limbaugh's jig. I agree with Absolutely 13.

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    Absolutely13 and Spidey's mom like this.

    Quote from Spidey's mom

    I agree and have always agreed!

    I know, I remember our conversation.

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    Partisanship Is Good

    The persistence of partisanship is inevitable—yet it should not disappoint us. While bipartisanship has its virtues—it remains the best means of pushing through politically painful reforms—partisanship is not a vice. At its best, the partisan fray expresses the maturity of our political life; and even at its worst (which is to say, most of the time) it is a better way to govern ourselves than the pursuit at all costs of an elusive technocratic consensus.

    Our deepest disagreements coalesce into two broad views of human nature that define the public life of every free society. In a crude and general way our political parties give expression to these views, and allow the roughly like-minded to pool their voices and their votes in order to turn beliefs into action.

    They are the substance of the political life of a healthy and thriving democracy, and Barack Obama, whether he likes it or not, has just thrown himself into the middle of them all. We can all join him in the pursuit of the public good. But in a democracy that pursuit includes arguing over just what the public good might be.

    I agree with this writer, its good to know that in partisanship we are displaying a healthy thriving Democracy, so relax conservative friends, the reds aren't breaking down the door just yet.

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    rph3664 and Spidey's mom like this.

    Wow, he certainly does not look like 13. I wonder if this whole story is a hoax.

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    I am sure some will discredit him immediately because he is not American.

    Nationalized Banks Are "Only Answer," Economist Stiglitz Says

    Joseph Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001. Under US President Bill Clinton he served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1995- 1997. He was chief economist of the World Bank from 1997-2000 and was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is currently a professor at Columbia University in New York.

    In an interview with Deutsche Welle, Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz talks about nationalizing banks, the outlook for developing countries, and the need for an international financial regulator.

    DW-WORLD: Many experts fear that while things are bad now, we haven't seen the worst of the crisis yet. Do you share the belief that we are facing a long decline that could rival the great depression?

    The fact of the matter is, the banks are in very bad shape. The U.S. government has poured in hundreds of billions of dollars to very little effect. It is very clear that the banks have failed. American citizens have become majority owners in a very large number of the major banks. But they have no control. Any system where there is a separation of ownership and control is a recipe for disaster.

    Nationalization is the only answer. These banks are effectively bankrupt.
    Sweden has nationalized banks, I guess they are not lacking for freedoms.

    Stimulus Bill passed the Senate. Now lets pray it works.

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    Quote from Jolie
    Besides the banks and health care, is there anything else you would like to hand over to the government? Bye bye freedoms!
    We ARE the government, term limits, they don't do want the people want don't give them a second term. It's called Democracy.