Bush is responsible but Obama isnt? Logic?

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    The economy collapsed at the end of Bush's two terms which was preceeded by two years of democratic controlled congress. A time during which red flags were raised about the elephant in the room (housing) but democrats denied and the GOP was too spineless to push forward with reforms.

    Obama had two more years of that same congress and even managed to pass HCA with 0 republican votes. Yet the faltering economy nearly four years later is not his fault. He never mentions Reid won't do his job in the senate. Reid and Obama bare the brunt of the responsibility for our current situation in my opinion.
     
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    Do you think Romney can clean up Obama's mess in one term?
     
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    With a willing congress yes, absolutely.

    Repeal all the bullshit then just get the fuck out of the way and let it happen.
     
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    If a Romney led congress focuses on what needs repealed or overturned and doesn't get bogged down on some stupid shit like Obama did then it should be done in 6 months. The necessary govt work that is. It will then be up to us to our part. Do you agree warrior?
     
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    No one person can clean up the mess created by the greed of 'Wall Street'. Anyone who believes Romney is the panacea for what ails our country will be sorely disappointed.

    Our robust economy during the Clinton years was a direct result of new technology. Until we as a nation begin to plan for a future not tied to fossil fuels and begin an open dialog on real solutions not tied to ideology are future will be unsettled, and other nations, India, China, Brazil or example, will forge ahead.
     
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    Oh - so Obama's mess is now the "Greed of Wallstreet?"

    Is that what you left-winged morons are going to affix blame to once Romney is elected?
     
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    Start by explaining to us in detail what the Democratic Congress starting in 2007 could have done to avert the recession that began in December of that year,

    or how they could have reversed the real estate meltdown that was already beginning.
     
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    Get ready to laugh.
     
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    Nope. 4 years isn't enough to make a dent in what that moron has done to us.
     
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    People laugh at what they don't understand. You do a lot of laughing around here.

    Congress could have acted to make Freddie mac and Fannie mae more transparent and accountable. There were editorials running in the Wall St Journal for years before the melt down, arguing basically that everythingthat actually happened was going to happen. They could have allowed the Fed to raise interest rates to a reasonable level, instead of pressuring for lower rates. They could have resisted the urge to spend spend spend. They could have reformed congressional earmarks, which Pelosi in fact pledged but failed to do. They could have refused to bail out the auto makers and establish the moral hazard we see unfolding in front of us.
     
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