Bush: "I had to become a Socialist to save the country"

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    Just wow....



    Bush says sacrificed free-market principles to save economy - Yahoo! News


    So, Bush agrees with FDR. Under regulated, unfettered capitalism can't be trusted, and government intervention is needed.
     
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    That will probably be added to FAMOUS QUOTES in history...
     
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    Bush wouldn't know socialism if he fell over it. He is so lost today he looks happy he is leaving the incredible mess he made. Think of just eight years ago!
     
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    Wow indeed..

    There have been many times I have disagreed with Bush during his presidency... but this is a doozy that looks to top the list, in action and by statement
     
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    Originally Posted by bk1983: "I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system,"


    Like this famous quote:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejvyDn1TPr8]ANOTHER FAMOUS QUOTE[/ame]
     
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    There's virtually not a single serious person, politician, or mainstream economist who is proposing that the solution is to deregulate corporate america and wall street even more, and provide less oversight and rules. They're getting laughed out of the room if they try to sell that snake oil.

    Even that far right wing reaganite economist on CNN, Lawrence Kudlow, said that government intervention and oversight is entirely appropriate given the collapse of the market and the economy.
     
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    If you weren't such a spinning hack, you'd know that very few people desire or approve of an unregulated free market economy. Only those who would profit by it do, and they are a small minority made up of both liberals and conservatives.

    Just another attempt by you to claim something that isn't true by saying wanting less restrictions than more is wanting none.
     
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    Everytime I see Larry Kudlow, I think he should be wearing an SS uniform.

    The opposite of government is anarchy. Not all regulations are good, but government regulation is what gives us clean water, clean air, safer streets, etc.... It is the foundation of our civilization. To argue otherwise is ignorant.
     
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    Economy was great up to two years ago.

    What happened then?

    Oh yes, the democrats took over both houses.

    Now they have all three branches and we are nearing a Great depression.
     

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