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  1. Jerbear

    Jerbear TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    But...but...the republicans were running the economy for the last eight

    The first thing you have to remember is that the Democrats took control of the house and the senate in the last election, and the house in the one before that, so, no the republicans HAVEN'T been running the economy for the last eight years. Look when things started to unravel…that's right…when the Democrats took control!

    For those that use the tired old excuse, ‘well, the Republicans had the power in 2005 or 2003’, you are fooling yourself. These bills can’t get out of committee. Committees are split almost 50/50 but with one more to the majority party. If that one or two majority members vote with the minority party, the vote is blocked and never comes to the floor. Fannie and Freddie were the most aggressive lobbyists in DC. They gave to virtually everyone. Because one or two Republicans vote with the Democrats who were 100% voting to block, how is that now the Republicans fault? Come on, put down the crack pipe and sober up.

    Then we get the list of politicians who have dined at the Fannie Mae trough over the last 10 years. Interesting that Obama received more in 3 years than any other senator in 10 years except Dodd. Taken from Opensecrets.org
    All Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie MacCampaign Contributions, 1989-2008Name Office State Party Grand Total Total from
    PACs Total from Individuals

    Dodd, Christopher J S CT D $165,400 $48,500 $116,900

    Obama, Barack S IL D $126,349 $6,000 $120,349

    Kerry, John S MA D $111,000 $2,000 $109,000

    Bennett, Robert F S UT R $107,999 $71,499 $36,500

    Bachus, Spencer H AL R $103,300 $70,500 $32,800

    Blunt, Roy H MO R $96,950 $78,500 $18,450

    Kanjorski, Paul E H PA D $96,000 $57,500 $38,500

    Bond, Christopher S ‘Kit’ S MO R $95,400 $64,000 $31,400

    Shelby, Richard C S AL R $80,000 $23,000 $57,000

    Reed, Jack S RI D $78,250 $43,500 $34,750

    Reid, Harry S NV D $77,000 $60,500 $16,500

    Clinton, Hillary S NY D $76,050 $8,000 $68,050

    Davis, Tom H VA R $75,499 $13,999 $61,500

    Boehner, John H OH R $67,750 $60,500 $7,250

    Conrad, Kent S ND D $64,491 $22,000 $42,491

    Reynolds, Tom H NY R $62,200 $53,000 $9,200

    Johnson, Tim S SD D $61,000 $20,000 $41,000

    Pelosi, Nancy H CA D $56,250 $47,000 $9,250

    Carper, Tom S DE D $55,889 $31,350 $24,539

    Hoyer, Steny H H MD D $55,500 $51,500 $4,000

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