View Full Version : What! ..No lightning bolt

09-16-2011, 01:02 AM
link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gERCbaz6ek&feature=player_embedded)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">After Voting For Bank Bailouts And Against Wall Street Reform, Boehner Blasts ‘Too Big To Fail’ Banks.

<span style="color: #3333FF">BOEHNER: [Small businesses have] been hampered by government that offers confusion to entrepreneurs and job creators when there needs to be clarity. They’ve been undercut by government that favors crony capitalism and businesses that are deemed “too big to fail” over the small banks and small businesses that are at the heart of our economy.</span>

Boehner, along with the rest of the Republican caucus, has a long and established track record of protecting the interests of the big banks at the expense of almost everyone else.

In fact, this time three years ago Boehner cried (admittedly not a rare occurrence) in a speech on the House floor and literally pleaded with his fellow Republicans to pass the Toxic Asset Relief Program (TARP), better known as the “bank bailout.” TARP was signed by President George W. Bush in 2008 and, for all its warts, prevented the complete implosion of the financial system. Nowadays Repbulicans are fond of bashing the “big bank bailout.”

As ThinkProgress reported today,<span style='font-size: 14pt'> House Republicans — led by Boehner — have been fighting for two years now to block implementation of the landmark financial reform legislation, the Dodd-Frank Act. In other words, Boehner has been fighting to destroy the very measures designed to prevent another financial crisis.</span>

Boehner has also consistently sided with the big banks and major corporations over small banks and businesses. <u>He voted against a $12 billion tax break for small businesses on the same day he unveiled Republicans’ “Pledge to America” that referenced small businesses 18 times. The House GOP voted against at least 8 different Democrat-approved measures to help small businesses.</u>

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>And a rebuke of “crony capitalism” is especially hypocritical coming from the guy who once handed out checks from the tobacco industry on the House floor to fellow Congressmen when they were considering a bill to end a tobacco subsidy. For years, Boehner also cultivated close ties with industry lobbyists.</span> </div></div>

link (http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/09/15/320215/after-voting-for-bank-bailouts-and-against-wall-street-reform-boehner-blasts-too-big-to-fail-banks/)

What a lying hypocrite he is. Have these people no shame?


09-16-2011, 01:41 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 20pt'>Flashback: John ‘Bailout’ Boehner cries, begs colleagues to vote FOR bank bailout</span> </div></div>

link (http://blog.reidreport.com/2010/09/flashback-john-bailout-boehner-cries-begs-colleagues-to-vote-for-bank-bailout/)


Gayle in MD
09-16-2011, 08:26 AM
And when Wall St. crashes the economy the next time, they will all be out there blaming it on the Democratic Party!!!... Like they always do, when one of their policies, destroys the country even further!


09-16-2011, 09:51 AM
Of course. They make their own reality. That's what nutjobs do.

Carville is spot on when he said this.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Carville also expresses mild terror at what Obama’s failure to get re-elected might mean for the future of the nation:

<span style='font-size: 14pt'> <span style="color: #990000"><u>"As I watch the Republican debates, I realize that we are on the brink of a crazy person running our nation.</u></span> I sit in front of the television and <span style="color: #990000">shudder at the thought of one of these <u>creationism-loving, global-warming-denying, immigration-bashing, Social-Security-cutting, clean-air-hating, mortality-fascinated, Wall-Street-protecting Republicans</u> running my country".</span></span> </div></div>

Too true.

Be afraid.


09-16-2011, 12:03 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
--- H. L. Mencken</div></div>

09-16-2011, 12:12 PM
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on who is to be dinner."
-Benjamin Franklin-