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Old 10-31-2012, 12:58 PM   #16
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Federal Reserve constantly printing money. There are 20% more dollars in circulation now than there were in 2008. That is a 20% devaluation of your money's purchasing power.

not true at all, money LEAVES this country all the time...just because we printed up 20% more doesn't mean it all stays right here in the US, our money is NOT inflating that much or being devalued that much, a dollar is pretty much the same as it was in 2008, maybe just a tad less.


and right now inflation is less than 2%....NOT 15% lol

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There will be no more birth certificate threats, that's for sure ...
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World War III and we will be writing ISH with chalks on the walls.

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Plus the stock market typically goes up when a Republican is elected president.
What's the recent record on this?

One thing that will surely change is the Supreme Court would become even more conservative.

If you like the Citizens United ruling that allows the rich to have much greater influence in our political campaigns. If you like someone like Sheldon Adelson who is spending between 50-100 millions dollars this election and like a corporatism Supreme Court, Romney's your guy. (Adelson is the single taxpayer whose income rose fastest under Obama.)

The Bush Tax Cuts did not cause the recession, but they greatly affected the debt which allowed us much less maneuverability one the recession did it. In terms of the housing bubble, there were things that federal regulators could have done to slow the growth of the bubble, but they didn't. Lending standards deteriorated all over the country, because that was the only way that mortgage companies could keep growing and Wall Street depended on a steady stream of mortgages to bundle and sell for its growth. Some states tried to warn federal regulators about this danger
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More than five years ago, in April 2003, the attorneys general of two small states traveled to Washington with a stern warning for the nation's top bank regulator. Sitting in the spacious Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, with its panoramic view of the capital, the AGs from North Carolina and Iowa said lenders were pushing increasingly risky mortgages. Their host, John D. Hawke Jr., expressed skepticism.
Roy Cooper of North Carolina and Tom Miller of Iowa headed a committee of state officials concerned about new forms of "predatory" lending. They urged Hawke to give states more latitude to limit exorbitant interest rates and fine-print fees.
This was but one of many instances of state posses sounding early alarms about the irresponsible lending at the heart of the current financial crisis. Federal officials brushed aside their concerns. The OCC and its sister agency, the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), instead sided with lenders. The beneficiaries ranged from now-defunct subprime factories, such as First Franklin Financial, to a savings and loan owned by Lehman Brothers, the collapsed investment bank.
Some states, including North Carolina and Georgia, passed laws aimed at deterring rash loans only to have federal authorities undercut them. In Iowa and other states, mortgage mills arranged to be acquired by nationally regulated banks and in the process fended off more-assertive state supervision. In Ohio the story took a different twist: State lawmakers acting at the behest of lenders squelched an attempt by the Cleveland City Council to slow the subprime frenzy.
A number of factors contributed to the mortgage disaster and credit crunch. Interest rate cuts and unprecedented foreign capital infusions fueled thoughtless lending on Main Street and arrogant gambling on Wall Street. The trading of esoteric derivatives amplified risks it was supposed to mute.
One cause, though, has been largely overlooked: the stifling of prescient state enforcers and legislators who tried to contain the greed and foolishness. They were thwarted in many cases by Washington officials hostile to regulation and a financial industry adept at exploiting this ideology.


Texas was not affected by the bubble, because Texas law prohibits the kind of crazy mortgages that subprime companies were inventing.
Georgia tried to rein in bad mortgages by forcing those who issued or bundled mortgages to have to keep a little bit of the risk.

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Efforts in Georgia to rein in unwise lending provoked a particularly fierce federal reaction. In 2002 the state passed a law that imposed "assignee liability" on the mortgage-finance process. .....
Assignee liability would radically reshape that market by making everyone involved potentially responsible when things go bad. Investment banks that created mortgage-backed securities and investors who bought them would be liable for financial damage if mortgages turned out to be fraudulent. The financial industry opposed assignee liability, maintaining that it would cripple the market for asset-backed securities. Major ratings agencies later agreed that allowing unlimited damages would be disruptive. The agencies threatened to stop evaluating many bonds tied to mortgages covered by the Georgia law.
But some banking experts speculate that if Georgia's example had spurred more states to adopt broad assignee liability, greater caution would have prevailed in the mortgage-securities market, possibly preventing the blowups of Lehman, Bear Stearns, and other once-mighty institutions. "If the Georgia law had held, it is possible that other states would have followed and there might have been change earlier," says Ellen Seidman, who headed the OTS from 1997 through 2001.

No matter how "moderate" Mitt is pretending to be these days, the Republican side of Congress is probably as conservative as its ever been. Romney would owe them a lot. If he stifled their agenda, he would lose support. There's no doubt in my mind he makes a right turn after the election. He picked Paul Ryan after all, a guy who has supported privatizing Social Security (three years before the stock market blew up, can you imagine?) and radical cuts to social programs. Remember how Bush in 2005 made the highest priority of his second term to privatize Social Security even though he never campaigned on that. It would be just like that.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:20 PM   #21
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Remember how Bush in 2005 made the highest priority of his second term to privatize Social Security even though he never campaigned on that. It would be just like that.


And it would be dead on arrival just like Bush's plan.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:54 PM   #22
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If Romney wins he most likely with find a trick to get the economy going better, fairly quickly. Republicans do that kind of thing well so that's what I would expect.

The reason the the economy has not recovered a good pace under Obama is because he has not used any tricks, not created any bubbles. It is just a slow and honest recovery.
wtf is this completely worthless post. Can you actually cite a historic example where a repub admin helped push a major economic recovery?
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Judging from this forum and what I've been seeing on Facebook, if Romney gets elected Hitler will rise from the dead and eat young children and pets alive.

And then the zombie apocalypse will begin.
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wtf is this completely worthless post. Can you actually cite a historic example where a repub admin helped push a major economic recovery?


Well it certainly didn't happen over night, but I guess you point to Reagan. Things definitely got worse before they got better though.
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Honestly I really don't know. Because I have no idea what his stance really is. Dude's all over the map all the time.
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Judging from this forum and what I've been seeing on Facebook, if Romney gets elected Hitler will rise from the dead and eat young children and pets alive.

And then the zombie apocalypse will begin.
That happens in every election, basically you need to sell your guy and make your opponent unelectable...Politics 101. I don't think it was ever this bad but politics got really nasty from Lee Atwater to Karl Rove to now. Democrats are slinging mud just as well as the GOP now That wasn't always the case.
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not true at all, money LEAVES this country all the time...just because we printed up 20% more doesn't mean it all stays right here in the US, our money is NOT inflating that much or being devalued that much, a dollar is pretty much the same as it was in 2008, maybe just a tad less.

and right now inflation is less than 2%....NOT 15% lol

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I don't think money leaving the country is why we don't have inflation after the Fed's actions. It's more a case of their still being weak demand.

Also the Fed plan is when demand increases to then draw back the increase in money supply. I think Paul Volcker describes the Fed's job is to take away the punchbowl once the party starts getting good.
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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...lls/president/


Why is Obama surging in the polls this week? God damn
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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...lls/president/


Why is Obama surging in the polls this week? God damn




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