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Giant Communist Robot wrote:I saw Obama's press conference after his speech. Very nice. He did a good job. So far, though, he hasn't done anything. For example, he has stumbled getting his bailout package through Congress. He should have used Vince Offer to push it through.
Shapley wrote:Stimulus Bill Leaves Out Money For Katrina Repairs
Well. Will we now be told that President Obama doesn't care about black people?
Shapley wrote:President Obama: "We Will Rebuild".
Rebuild, Hell. I thought a big part of the problem was that we had overbuilt...
Shapley wrote:I'm not complaining, I'm just questioning some of his terminology. "We will rebuild" was a fine line for Mayor Nagin after Katrina, but it somehow doesn't fit. Nero burned Rome so that he could rebuild it, or so the story goes. In America, we need to build, but not to rebuild, since what we have is still usable. IMHO.
Oh, and I'm sick of hearing him talk about the situation he 'inherited'. He didn't inherit it, he helped create it. He was a part of the Senate that created this situation. He actively opposed efforts to stabilize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He bears responsibiltiy for it. He talks now about taking responsibility for our past actions. He could begin by accepting a little of his own, and dropping the word 'inherited' from his economic lexicon.
jamiebk wrote: Well personally speaking I will need to "rebuild" about 40% of my stock portfolio.
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