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The Mega Scandal
Everyone Has Forgotten

National Review, by John Fund

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/1/2013 5:31:40 PM

In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi used an old Jedi mind trick on Stormtroopers to deflect them from their real quarry: “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” It worked. It looks as if another mind trick, well known in the Congress — delay and deflection — will now work to make Americans forget one of the biggest scandals of our time: the housing collapse that triggered the 2008 financial meltdown we are still suffering from. We shouldn’t just gaze over the fiscal cliff everyone else is scrutinizing; we should also examine the droids who helped set in motion

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler, 1/1/2013 6:11:46 PM     (No. 9093605)

A good reminder of what really happened.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: janylou, 1/1/2013 6:25:35 PM     (No. 9093619)

There is such a foul stench in that town from all the garbage being peddled. The dims love to spout of how corrupt big business is all the while taking kickbacks and sweetheart deals from them, not to mention campaign money. If they really want to do something with campaign finance laws, they would limit how much any business could give to a campaign, whether it be in free media like the pressitutes give, giving fundraisers, or outright giving donations. Lobbyists also need to have their access limited.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/1/2013 6:27:03 PM     (No. 9093620)

It is true, we lost our nation as a free Republic on that scandal. Honest men looked the other way for fear that to do anything would bring on too terrible a punishment. It´s a shame. Now, we are merely slaves to a bank owned, corporate run conglomerate. Our government has to do what ever the bankers and money men say. Not one thing we can do about it now. Pelosi was stunned at the time and terrified- and simply hid her eyes. They gave the bankers and money men free access to the US treasury and promised absolutely no post-disaster investigations- Ever!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative, 1/1/2013 8:28:46 PM     (No. 9093739)

FTA: The entire culture of Congress was corrupted by the housing government- industrial complex...

Yeah, and so was the Executive Branch that allowed this to continue in order to pump up that bubble and maintain "full employment". And had the bubble just held a few more weeks of air, it would have been President McCain.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/2/2013 4:42:39 AM     (No. 9094134)

The bottom line:

Congress is for sale.

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