Now here's a good reason to hate John Kerry....

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    Dean Baker: John Kerry, The Lazy Senator Who Would Not Learn
     
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    Yeah..I'm not sure what he could of done even if he understood what was going on.

    Ever try explaining the subprime scheme to people? Their eyes glaze over. That's after it happened.

    I've gotten into fights with some very savvy people on the topic who seem to think this was all an error in math.
     
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    misalignment of incentives...
     
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    Well there is that.

    The dude was running for President at the time.

    But the article is right.

    The incentives thing is a myth. Companies are buying crap all the time. They are sitting on trillions in cash.

    They aren't hiring. And I pretty much think a good amount of that is partisan bullshit.

    They want alot of regs kiboshed. These guys think they are king shit because they've gotten their way for so long.

    Time to take out a big stick.
     
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    I have a whole list that explains what happened. Have to wait for another day though.
     
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    John Kerry walks into a bar. Bartender says "Why the long face?"

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    and this intimidated Bush? Hardly. He was better than that.
     
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    No need. I was sitting in the middle of it while it happened. John Thane was my boss for a short time. :lol:
     

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