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Even though more than two-thirds of the Republicans voted AGAINST the George Bush-backed Wall St. bailout package on Monday, effectively killing it, Bush is still pushing his plan.

On national television today, Tuesday, Bush warned that the country would experience "painful and lasting" economic damage if Congress doesn't pass a bailout measure.

Bush said, “The consequences will grow worse each day if we do not act."

Added the soon-to-be former President, “Our economy is depending on decisive action from the government. I’m confident that we’ll deliver.”

But what action should that be?

Bush said, “As much as we might wish the situation were different, our country is not facing a choice between government action and the smooth functioning of the free market. We’re facing a choice between action and the real prospect of economic hardship for millions of Americans.”

As for the House's decision not to pass his plan, Bush said he was “disappointed by the outcome” but added that he can “assure our citizens and citizens around the world that this is not the end of the legislative process.”

To that he added, “It matters little what path a bill takes to become law. What matters is that we get a law. We’re at a critical moment for our economy. I recognize that this is a difficult vote for members of Congress. … But the reality is that we’re in an urgent situation, and the consequences will grow worse each day if we do not act. … If our nation continues on this course, the economic damage will be painful and lasting.”

So what's going to happen then?

Who has the answer?

Unfortunately, Bush failed to take accountability for getting us into this mess in the first place!

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195 comments to “Beating Around The Bush - W. Speaks!”

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  1. 1

    hees a beeg asshole!!!



  2. 2

    buh bye



  3. 3

    A rich man wanting to bail out his rich friends. No surprise there.



  4. 4

    Why are the celtics behind him?



  5. 5

    bush did not get us into the mess. we got ourselves into the mess - regarding the credit mess. his unnecessary war has been a waste of our money, but it lays in a different financial arena. as far as the credit mess, we only have ourselves and our stupid pyramid investors to blame.

    republicans suck!! democrats suck!!

    and what goes up always comes down.



  6. 6

    Who has the majority in the House of Representatives??? DEMOCRATS!!!! Pelosi couldn't get 95 of her own members behind her. What about all the times Bush personally wanted Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae investigated and the Democrats kept blocking it, huh? Where is that headline???



  7. 7

    yes…it is ALL bush's fault! we, as a whole, have not done ANYTHING to deserve the mess we are in.



  8. 8

    Failed to take accountability? How about lenders taking accountability for loaning out more money than they were allowed. How about borrowers for taking on larger loans than they could afford? It's the "Oh I'll just file for bankruptcy" crap and screw the bank out of their money that is part of the problem. What don't you get Perez? Do some research.



  9. 9

    The country needs the bailout! I think it is an issue with the public (Main Street) because they do not fully understand the effect of not having the bailout. They think it is only to help Wall Street but it is not! Your personal baks e.g. Bank of America invest and loans money to investors/corporations who in turn use that loan to pay salary, grant credit etc. If this bailout doesnt happen we will be heading into a prolong recession!



  10. 10

    I taste vomit every time I hear this moron try and speak. January 20th can't come quick enough.



  11. 11

    uhm…sorry to rain on your parade, but it was bill clinton that started this mess. it just took til now for it to show the cracks

  12. n. says – reply to this


    12

    I think Bush is a giant monkey but pointing fingers is NOT going to solve this.



  13. 13

    hey whadaya say der paul pierce and kevin garnett.



  14. 14

    Re: Tomau000 – The Celtics were at the White House being honored for winning the NBA Championship.



  15. 15

    How exactly did George Bush get us into this mess, Perez? He inherited the financial mess from Clinton. Yes there are problems with George Bush, but you can't blame him for everything wrong in this country. Consumers overspend and have stacks of huge debt. They are ruining our enviornment with their unnecessary, huge ass cars. Not to mention the dependence on forgein oil because of them. People shouldn't blame the government for every single thing wrong in this country and take personal responsibilty for their spending. Every decade, the US has a recession and we always come back fine. This is a bad one, but it's not permanent. It's not up to Obama or McCain to get us out of this either. We have to do it ourselves. Don't depend on the government too much, people. You will be disappointed each time you do.

  16. kjen says – reply to this


    16

    People fail to realize that it WAS NOT BUSH that created this housing crisis which got us into this mess. It was put in motion by Carter and Clinton (Clinton has publicly took blame for it) and it was approved and coddled by the DEMOCRATS. Obama was all for it and profited from Freddie and Frannie the whole time while John McCain said back in 2005 that it was going to fail…giving sub-prime loans to people who would obviously not be able to pay. So those of you how are blaming Bush need to know the facts and the fact is that this was set in motion BEFORE Bush was ever in the white house. I'm so sick of everybody blaming Bush for every damn thing that happens in this country. Do YOU NOT KNOW what the freaking Dems control in Washington…A LOT!!!! Somehow they always pass the blame to Bush and dumbass people buy into it. Stop being fed inaccurate information from the media…read about it yourselves. Bush can be blamed for a lot, but not this.



  17. 17

    …the country is experiencing "painful and lasting" economic damage you asswipe. Nice 'fuck you' as you leave office as if you haven't been one of the worst Presidents in our (US) history. No, he isn't totally responsible but geez…the Middle Class gets smaller and smaller…



  18. 18

    What does he care? he's out of there in a matter of months. He and his rich friends got richer, the poor got poorer. He's pitching a fit because his plan isn't acceptable.

    Fuck him!!!!!

    OBAMA 08!!!!



  19. 19

    And in the meantime, in a land of not so far away Senator McCain calls 'fundamentals of our economy' strong. And later on Sarah Palin has an interview gives us a deep insight on the bailout (in case you miss it):

    Katie Couric: Why isn't it better, Gov. Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries; allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

    Gov. Sarah Palin: That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the — it's got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we've got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.



  20. 20

    And Dem lead congress w/ a worse approval rating than fucktard here.



  21. 21

    it sucks we have to bail these big dogs out, but i myself am already feeling the consequences. i don't want to bail these rich guys out, but if they don't get bailed out…my income will plummet.



  22. 22

    Even as a conservative, I'm not a huge Bush fan, but sorry to say, Perez…Bush doesn't have to be accountable. He did not (nor can any *one man*) get us into this mess in the first place. It took years for this humongous problem to build.



  23. 23

    In the meantime, Senator McCain calls 'fundamentals of our economy' strong. Later in an interview Sarah Palin gives us a deep insight on the bailout (in case you missed it):

    Katie Couric: Why isn't it better, Gov. Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries; allow them to spend more and put more money into the economy instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

    Gov. Sarah Palin: That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy, helping the — it's got to be all about job creation, too, shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health-care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive, scary thing. But one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today, we've got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that.



  24. 24

    This is not, sadly all Bush's fault. This has been happening over the last 10 plus years. I'm sorry …. but people live like they have millions of dollars to spend. It's that celeb lifestyle everyone wants but cannot afford it. People need to use common sense when it comes to spending their money. Why the fuck would you buy a 600,000 house when you can only put down 10,000 on it? Yes…. the laws about that needed to be stricter …. but your a fucking idiot if you think for one second thats doable.



  25. 25

    Perez stick to celebrity gossip………..

    The DEMS CAN MAKE THE BILL PASS ALL BY THEMSELVES, THE PARTY HAS THE VOTES.

    Why doesn't Madam Speaker
    ………………………….Dodd
    ………………………….Frank
    ………………………….Schumer
    ………………………….Murth
    …………………………..Reid

    Just take FULL RESPONSIBLITY AND MAKE IT HAPPEN, THEY ARE OUR SAVIORS AND THEY NEED TO BE IN MORE CONTROL OF OUR DAILY LIVES!!!!!!



  26. 26

    Re: MeliZoops – GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS.

  27. Boo says – reply to this


    27

    It's all his administrations fault. We would have been better off without him. I can't wait until OBAMA is our next President!!!! '08~



  28. 28

    Has anyone else noticed how rough he's been looking the past couple of times he's come on TV to talk about this crisis? He seems to look pretty stressed or maybe he just stays up too late!



  29. 29

    Very well said, Debaucherina.



  30. 30

    "Luxury and extravagance kept pace with this sudden inflation of fancied wealth. The hereditary palaces of nobles were pulled down, and rebuilt on a scale of augmented splendor. Entertainments were given, of incredible cost and magnificence. Never before had been such display in houses, furniture, equipages, and amusements. This was particularly the case among persons of the lower ranks, who had suddenly become possessed of millions…."

    This is taken from an article about the French Mississippi Bubble - from circa 1720.
    It became a fraudulent investing frenzy that blew up rates, then crashed - and then the government had to intervene. Similar to what has gone on with our housing bullshit "crisis".
    See?? What we're dealing with is nothing new. I'm sure something will be passed through congress after they stop playing around with blame and petty politics.



  31. 31

    Republicans and Democrats alike should be relieved he is out the door. And there should be no bailout. The free market needs to normalize without government interference. If that's tough for Americans, too bad. We will get through it just like they did in the 1930's (and by the way, unemployment was in the 20% range back then, unlike now).

    Government interference in free-market economics is what caused this crisis in the first place. The government FORCED banks to make subprime loans to unqualified buyers. It's that simple.

    The markets are rational the government is not.

    Don't be AFRAID. Just reject the bailout and we will get through this and become a stronger nation as a result.



  32. 32

    I heard George W. wants to run for a third term as president.



  33. 33

    Re: Debaucherina – I can't believe your post.. LMAO.. Just compare the finances of the country when Bill Clinton handed the administration to George W Bush and how George Bush hands this administration to Obama. :P



  34. 34

    Perez, PLEASE stay out of politics because you don't know anything about it. In actuality, CLINTON has more to do with the situation we are in than Bush. In the late 1990s, CLINTON repealed a law that had been in place since Franklin D Roosevelt initiated it in the 1930s. This law was known as the Glass-Steagal act (also known as the Banking Act). As a result of CLINTON's repeal of the law, mortgages went completely crazy. Basically anyone who asked could get a loan for far more than they could afford. The financial situation we are in now is a DIRECT result of that.

    Educate yourself!



  35. 35

    I don't believe nothing that Bush says.



  36. 36

    the thing i don't like is the total no strings attached hand over proposal of the money that no government could interfere with or monitor. what are they trying to hide- it is ridiculous that bush can put the American people into so much of a financial crisis and expect it will all dissapear with the taxpayers help with one sweep of his motion. yes help is needed but the more he says shit is about to hit the fan the more the stock people bail out and make it happen–what they need is a way to hand over money but have it made public what and where and how much is exactly going to whom. then we all can agree that it is ok. but they want it now and no questions asked and no afterthought… come on! that's how we got into this mess in the first place- put a crisis out there that "requires immediate action and then no problem for his administration. He needs to pay for this- not the taxpayers- maybe the ones that voted for him too! kidding- they were blinded by his BS from day 1



  37. 37

    Re: conservatheart – of course, took manufacturing evidence for weapons of mass destruction so we could fund 350$ million a day to a war, deviating the consume of government to destruction and benefiting only certain sectors of the economy like oil industry, security, etc. aka. Bush buddies.



  38. 38

    if the bill goes through, i shouldnt have to pay my taxes. i know my ass would probably get thrown in jail if i dont, but it only seems fair.



  39. 39

    Re: karencarpenter – Um…. how is this situation a "fuck you?" He was just trying to put through a bail out to hold our economy steady until the free market could right itself. If anyone said Fuck you it was the people from BOTH DEMS AND REPUBS that shot down the bail out. Blame them when your parents lose their house, not Bush.



  40. 40

    i am surprised you're so proud of being a reckless apathetic, uneducated and vocal and overall completely brainwashed, perez. i love your site, don't mind your choice to post stuff on politics, but geez man. pointing fingers is really useless at this point.



  41. 41

    WHY DOES LAURA BUSH ALWAYS GETS ON TOP? BECAUSE GEORGE ALWAYS FUCKS UP.



  42. 42

    it's amazing to me that people ar ignorant enough of our own government to blame this mess on the bush presidency. the man is by no means doing us many favors, but for a bunch of people with a bunch of opinions, it seems we are not very informed. do some freakin' research on all of the things the clinton administration did to put us in the housing & credit downward spiral we are in right now…..let me give you a hint….directly related! people don't understand that the decisions made by the government today take years to make this large of an impact on our economy. get a clue.



  43. 43

    if the shit does hit the fan and we are all fucked in april, why file. im holding onto my tax money. at that point, fuck the government



  44. 44

    Bush isn't to blame for all this financial mess. Clinton didn't do sh*t for the economy back in the 90's because he was riding the wave Regan left for him.

    The banks were too loose with their money, letting anyone get loans, and that back fired completely making the sh*thole economy we have now. Please try not to be so ignorant next time, it's infuriating.

  45. Arshe says – reply to this


    45

    Haven't we had a deficit for a very very long time???

    Do we really think Obama will be able to fix this? Our president does not have the power to make laws just veto things he is not all powerful and can't really make or break the country but he is nice for a figurehead to blame.



  46. 46

    HEY BUSH SUPPORTERS- DO U LIKE THE WAY HIS DICK FEELS UP YOUR ASS? you must. tards.



  47. 47

    Re: Debaucherina – well stated. right on!

  48. tor3 says – reply to this


    48

    this makes me so mad and im not even america. why should the government be responsible for bailing out multi-million dollar organizations? these are taxpayers money and the fact that such a large amount is even being considered to be spent on this situation is the stupidest thing i've ever heard. so much money has been WASTED by the bush administration adding to the trillions of dollars already part of the national debt. its amazing that the government offers such little help to the people that need it most. why is al this money being spent to keep the rich people rich? just take a fucking pay cut from your multi-million dollar salary and put the money towards something…ANYTHING.. else. a company cant expend forever and we've become so wrapped up in consumerism and our capitalist society that we've forgotten what's really important. so what if a few business close.. you'll buy less and have more time to do nothing… which is great!
    this isnt the first time in history that a country's been hit with an economic crisis. as usual, it will settle itself out. maybe our society is experiencing a CHANGE too and the economy is reflecting that desire for CHANGE (plug…Obama). If you want to go as far as Marx, it is inevitable that capitalism will collaps unto itself in order to make way for a new social order.

    ..thats my rant .. take it for what it's worth
    …..that fucking idiot just pisses me off…



  49. 49

    USA is so fucked up right now…
    Im glad im not an american



  50. 50

    What scares me - yes scares me - the most — is that every time there is a republican administration - this country goes wildly in to debt.
    -
    That's my number #1 reason for voting democrat.
    -
    Any informed person knows that no one candidate walks into the office alone - its not as if Bush himself is the cause, and its not that Obama or McCain themselves will be the saviors.

    Any "candidate" is walking in with tentacles attached to his/her back. The "platform of the party" comes along. I feel do Obama has less "pay-back or back scratching" to do then McCain.

    But its totally naive to ever think the candidate is solely responsible for a good economy or bad one.



  51. 51

    Perez knows nothing! You can blame Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and the laws enacted to encourage lenders to give loans to those who could not afford it. You can thank Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for taking advantage of the lack of oversight; they knew they were government backed and in a no lose situation. Bush had really very little to do with it. Barack Obama comes in at #2 out of all members of Senate and Congress who benefited from campaign contributions from our friends at Fannie and Freddie. As a matter of fact, one of Obama's vetters for his VP nomination came from Fannie Mae! Ha, ha…no ties there ….



  52. 52

    Re: Smirks – Um… You are kidding right? I think you should get on google and start learing a little bit about the great depression which you seem to think was no big deal and that we can weather again. Hoover failed to enact a bail out and the result was TEN YEARS of no jobs, no money, no nothing. TEN MOTHERFUCKING YEARS. And even though Roosevelt put in some bail outs when he came to office, it was too little too late. It took a WORLD WAR to finally get us out of the depression.

    And you want that to happen again? Educate yourself.



  53. 53

    I agree with "why bailout?" — Why not loan them money - with interest ?
    -
    If the American people bail them out, the american people need to make a dime on the deal.



  54. 54

    OMG - - once again u don't have the facts. The whole idea of not having watch dogs on wallstreet was your BUTT-BUDDY clinton.
    LOOK INTO IT U IDIOT. Just because you don't like or agree with anything republicans have said…don't go flappin' your gums or tippity tack on your keyboard about things you don't know!



  55. 55

    Unfortunately, Perez failed to take accountability for getting us into this mess in the first place!
    Who has the answer? Who has the answer? Who has the answer? Who has the answer? Who has the answer? Who has the answer? Who has the answer? Who has the answer?
    Unfortunately, Perez failed to take accountability for getting us into this mess in the first place!

    Who has the answer?



  56. 56

    Re: Debaucherina – i have to admit. great points.



  57. 57

    You're so misleading to the poor kids who come to your site and think you are an actual reporter. Why would you not put that 95 DEMONCRAPS voted against the bill too, Perez? I know you have the right to post what ever you want (so please don't try to remind me drones) and I love the site (and don't dare say not to come to the site idiots) but come on, lets maybe the accurate information out there.



  58. 58

    Re: Smirks – exactly.



  59. 59

    Oh and I forgot, Nancy Pelosi is an idiot cuntbag. If Libs can pick apart and bash Sarah Palin, I can pick apart and bash the TRUE crypt keeper, the ignoramus speaker of the house who can barely speak. That bitch is a troll. The whole Congress is a joke. They want to tell us we are on the verge of Armageddon but yet those fucked up losers are off until Thursday. Everyone, please, RE-ELECT NO ONE!



  60. 60

    Perez….you need to read up on the facts. Your boy Clinton got us into this mess and Bush got thrown into it when he was elected. he asked numerous times for these financial shit heads to be investigated. Plus Im pretty sure these guys are huge fund givers to your other homie Obama…..

    These banks should NOT have given loans to people that cant afford them.

    ALSO….if your ass works at Wendy's and you apply for a loan and you are given like $500,000 for a loan, you know DAMN well you can't afford it so it's partially your fault for accepting something you know you cant afford as well. Its the banks and people like THAT, that got us into this mess and have made it hard for honest hard working people like myself to get loans now….thanks assholes!

  61. Bdub says – reply to this


    61

    How is President Bush responsible for an INDIVIDUAL taking out a mortgage that they can't afford (most of which took place during the Clinton years FYI). How is President Bush responsible for a company running ITSELF into the ground and fixing the books? How is President Bush responsible for the one whom you say began this bailout thing, when it was the democrat controlled Fannie and Freddie bailout that started the landslide?

    Perez/Mario, because your opinion of anything political is STRICTLY skewed by political affiliation rather than being based in fact, it doesn't matter. You do have the freedom of speech, but the speech that you choose is lacking in any and all validity.



  62. 62

    It's as much Bush's fault as it is Perez's fault for being gay! Idiot!



  63. 63

    Re: Cybele – with no consumer protection.



  64. 64

    It's comical that people here on this Board would actually blame Clinton and CARTER for this mess. Um, Carter? He was President over 30 years ago Dude! And how long have the Repubs been in power? Heck, they had a majority for six years of the Bush Presidency! Please, our problems have nothing to do with Clinton and Carter and everything to do with GWB! Nobody spends more or gives more away to the wealthy than the Republican Party! Accept the truth and take responsibility when it's right in front of you!

    The reason that the bailout can't and probably won't happen is that nobody can believe a thing that comes out of this man's mouth! He's proven himself to be a freaking liar and you can't trust him with your life or your money!



  65. 65

    This clearly shows that the republician party is quickly disolving into a thing of the past. the only thing they all agree now is W. sucks and they can't agree on anything.



  66. 66

    Re: iloveperezmoree – not as much as i like the way your dick feels up my ass.

    Who has the answer?



  67. 67

    Re: Melissa is always right – Melissa, leave Perez alone!!! Perez blog whatever he wants :P lol (just to remind you in case you forgot scroll scroll)



  68. 68

    it wasnt just Ws falt as much as i hate him. it was the whole damn congress dems and republicans.



  69. 69

    ASSHOLE



  70. 70

    I hate Bush with every fiber of my body. However, Bush didn't get us into this. I hope people will do research on this and use that crazy thing in their heads to think for themselves.



  71. 71

    Re: Smirks – What up Smirks! I only have a minute but wanted to say hi. And that I like your post! And say hi to Melissa too:)



  72. 72

    Fuck the banks. If we are late on our morgage payment what happens? If we overdraw, what happens? If we the people make bad decisions, what happens? Let them sit in their own shit and leave us out of it!!



  73. 73

    Re: debb!e – Debbie, they are brainwashed.. that's why they are saying that. McCain have a campaign targeting rednecks and ignorants and hading out some excuses they can repeat and use to attempt convince others. Just like Sarah Palin and her over rehearsed lines. Now they have a new one. They just forgot that for 6 years after Clinton Bush was the president of the United States and they have the majority in the Congress and of course that they did just absolutely fucking nothing about it. But maybe letting them be they are going to feel a little better, so just read their desperate excuses and laugh.



  74. 74

    Actually, FACTUALLY, Bush did not get us into this mess.

    Clinton started the sub-prime loans in his presidency.

    And stupid people bought homes and cars they couldn't afford.

    You can't control stupid.



  75. 75

    It amazes me how blind and gullible people are. Dems were warned about this yrs ago and didn't care. Why? Oh right, they're in bed w/Freddie n Fannie Mac, Acorn, etc. and the feel good "affordable housing" BS. I blame the Dems and the idiots who got mortgages they can't afford. Why bail those idiots out? And let's not forget Obama's financial advisor is one of these crooks! People please look the facts up!!! Jesus, you can find all this sh*t on the web but you wanna sit back and put your blinders on!



  76. 76

    ok lets get things better here rez - bush did not get us into this. true, policies introduced by his entire administration sure did alot to help screw the economy, but it was and has been a group effort by all of congress and the lawmakers. the truth is, that no one wants to really risk re-election and sign off on a bill as unpopular with the people as this one is because of alot of distorted press out there about it. all this posturing needs to stop on booth sides - yeah its pretty sad that if what pelosi said caused some to back off, but remember there where pro alot of things said behind closed doors we dont know about, and here after a decision is finally agreed on, she has t get one more jab in. poor form on her part.

    and on another note how about biden caught AGAIN in bs - first he says obama is not experienced enough for office, now he says he was shot at and his helicopter forced down. when hilly said she was shot at, she was crucified but biden says it and we get crickets from the peanut gallery called the press….just damn sad.



  77. 77

    Wow, Perez, what an ignorant statement. George W Bush did not get us into this mess. The fucking BANKS did and the IGNORANT peasants who took out mortgages with 400% interest rates DID. If you knew anything about our government system, you would know that the executive branch of government does that have THAT much power. Read a fucking book.
    -
    McCain '08!

  78. jefdo says – reply to this


    78

    In 2003 the Bush Administration brought attention to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and called for stricter regulations on the two companies. The Dems killed it, including Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. In 2005 McCain co-sponsered a bill again about stricter regulations on the two organizations, stating that if we didn't pass it they would fall, again that was killed by the Dems. However, Dodd and Frank won't take accountability for their continued ignorance of our national economy. They're quick to point fingers at the Reps. yet more than once in the past they shot down Rep. proposals for stricter regulations. Perez also constanty fails to mention the 95 Dems that killed the bill. Before you point all the fingers at Reps, do some research.



  79. 79

    Re: Cybele – #52
    Yes I am serious. And I'm educated. And 166 academic economists happen to agree with me. Will things get tough for me personally? Probably. But I reject a solution which is based on fear and self-interest. If the government wants our tax money that bad, how about they let the market right itself, BY itself and then put the people's money toward a jobs creation program?



  80. 80

    Uh…Perezito…Bush didn't get us into this mess. Greedy banks fucking over people who were too stupid to realize that they were in over their heads. Banks eager to make a quick buck now and figure out the damage later. So you have what we have got here today. Like you..an unpretty pain in the arse.



  81. 81

    hey dumass, Bush did not get us into this. Turn the fucking clocks back further. This is all because some politicians pushed and pushed for all walks of life to live "the american dream" and own a house they couldn't afford. People buying $275,000 houses on minimum wage. Do the fucking math.

    GREED brought this on. Not the president.



  82. 82

    All those Black Dudes behind him are just waiting to KICK HIS ASS!!! Bush got us into this mess and he should get us out!!! HE IS THE PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW, not Obama or McCain!!! And from the words of Chris Rock who said that he was tired of Americans saying " Are we really ready for a Black President, WHY NOT? We already have a Retarded One!!!!

    Obama/Biden for President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  83. 83

    Re: _Alice_ – Alice! I miss you… come back!!! Hehe. Hope you're having fun, though :)



  84. 84

    I came on here to leave a comment, but after reading the comments I can tell that it is not necessary for me to give my opinion because most here already say what I intended to. Perez, Bush is not to blame for this economic crisis. We, the Amercian people, have nobody to blame but ourselves. We went and took out loans that we could not afford to pay back. We did it in the form of mortgages and credit cards mostly. We all have the mentality of "I want more, give it to me now" in this country. And I say "we" because I include myself. WE DID IT TO OURSELVES. Now we all need to suck it up and clean up this mess that we got ourselves into. It won't be easy, but it is necessary.



  85. 85

    you can't bame the economy on one person, its everybodys fault

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    Re: debb!e

    You may want to go back and look into what you are saying. Clinton is directly responsible and has come out and spoke about being part of the problem. So yes, if you care to learn more about it then you will see that Clinton did have a hand in what in part caused this whole mess. If anything, he should shoulder more blame than Bush in reality…but most people don't live in reality.



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    Re: Smirks – I will be soon! Having a blast. Peace out for now:)



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    The Congress and Senate are controlled by the DEMOCRAPS, so why did'nt they force Bush months, if not years ago to do something. Why did the DEMOCRAPS allow Barney (I Suck Cock) Franks allow this to happen when he was told of the potential problem 5 to 7 years ago. PEOPLE WANT THESE SLACKERS TO RUN THIS COUNTRY.



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    If we bailout we are saying - in business, if we make a profit we get to keep the money we made but if we have a loss then the government will pay us back for the money we lost. In other words, profits are privatized and losses are socialized. Not the direction we want/need to go.
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    NO BAILOUT

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    Re: PerezNena
    Amen, people can look all this up for themselves instead of believing blindly in a liberal media who isn't willing to tell you just how much involved Obama is in this mess..he's directly linked to some of these crooks. Come to think of it, he's linked to a lot of crooks in Washington and beyond…



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    Re: debb!e – you are very well uneducated. the only time you should open your mouth is to put someone's cock in it. i can start you off with the perfect guy for you: GWB.



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    WHAT….BAIL OUT BANKERS!!!! and save their skins…have you ever seen a Banker bail out a person how is in arrears when they suffered sickness and had to pay high medical bills????….Where was Bush then to provide health care…or make the Insurance compnaies ACCOUNTABLE for paying up when a person makes a claim instead of choosing to amputate rather then save a limb?..Making a worker that can work into a person who is disabled??? WHY IS BUSH TRYING TO SAVE THE BANKERS!!! WHY ARE SOLDIERS DYING IN IRAQ!?!?!?!?!?! FUCK THIS!



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    This country can't afford four more of the last eight years! Republicans who have pushed relentlessly for deregulation are to blame for today's economic meltdown.



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    Why don't they use the millions that they used on the "war" in Iraq?
    Human are douches!



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    Re: erhg74 – You're so silly, but I likes ya. :-)



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    Re: _Alice_ – Hi Alice! Missed ya around here!!!!



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    HEY DIP SHIT!!! If you knew anything you'd know that had Pelosi had enough votes in her pocket she would have been able to pass this URGENT bill into law. Get a grip and learn to figure this shiz out will ya? SHE DIDNT WANT THE BILL TO PASS, just so she can turn around and blame the Republicans….. she's a dip shit



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    Re: kjen – I did see a few of the recent Clinton interviews where he talks about what happened during his time as President. The big issue was that the Congress was controlled by Repubs who weren't interested in regulation. His hands were tied. But what is GW Bush's excuse? He had a Repub majority for the first six years of his Presidency?



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    Wow. Republican trolls are out in full force today. Face it, the electoral bloodbath that started in November 2006 (and has continued through the congressional special elections) is nowhere NEAR over. Scientific polling has shown that the public lays the blame clearly at the feet of republicans! Have you all even bothered to look at the polls? Gramps McCain and his laughing stock of a running mate are sinking further every day. You all have to just keep repeating to yourselves "he's not as impotent as he looks, and she's not as stupid as she sounds." Tell yourself this enough, and maybe you'll believe it.



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    Re: tiger69357 – That is why 1/3 of the US population is registered Republican, right? Republicans have historically been magnificent strategists. Tell me who else would be in serious contention for the presidential bid after a 27% approval rating? The truth is Bush fucked up and we're still going to have a Republican president this November. We're here, still going strong.

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