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Unread 03-24-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Did you all know that Nancy Pelosi has 200 million in *her* bank account? How on earth could a politician honestly earn all that money?
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Unread 03-24-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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Did you all know that Nancy Pelosi has 200 million in *her* bank account? How on earth could a politician honestly earn all that money?
Source please.

The 50 Richest Members of Congress - Roll Call puts her family wealth at just shy of $20 million, and that was before the stockmarket went south hard. And a lot of it is Californian real estate, which has done so well lately...
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Unread 03-24-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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Source: hubby. OK, so 20 million is much more reasonable.... Not like those disgusting wall streeters who dare make over 250 K a year.
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Unread 03-25-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Source please.

The 50 Richest Members of Congress - Roll Call puts her family wealth at just shy of $20 million, and that was before the stockmarket went south hard. And a lot of it is Californian real estate, which has done so well lately...

Pelosi = Money
Money = Evil

Pelosi=Evil

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Unread 03-28-2009, 07:07 PM
 
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"The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States. One of the most alarming, says a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is that the finance industry has effectively captured our government—a state of affairs that more typically describes emerging markets, and is at the center of many emerging-market crises. If the IMF’s staff could speak freely about the U.S., it would tell us what it tells all countries in this situation: recovery will fail unless we break the financial oligarchy that is blocking essential reform. And if we are to prevent a true depression, we’re running out of time."

The Quiet Coup - The Atlantic (May 2009)
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Unread 03-28-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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the finance industry has effectively captured our government
and we have Ronald Reagan to thank for the genesis of that fact...
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Unread 03-29-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: New Milford, NJ
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I am all for free market capitalistic money making, but the 90% tax on these bonuses is well deserved. Why reward awful management? If I screwed up that bad, I would expect to be fired on the spot, not given a million dollar bonus - from the taxpayer nevertheless.
I totally agree and as for those people who are nervous and think this is a slippery slope--wake the f*** up! Don't kid yourself! We're already in a dictatorship here, not a democracy and the government has been doing what it feels like for years to all of us as taxpayers, just look at our local property taxes, how the hell do they get away with that? I don't care how they take the money back, I could care less if they literally stole it back since all of us jerk known as the little people are footing the bill here and if I perfomed at my job the way these ah's did I would have been FIRED not GIVEN BONUSES IN THE MILLIONS! Holy crap what the H*** is wrong with this country?
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Unread 03-29-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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If the workers were laid off of course they wouldn't get paid. What's so wonderful about working for a full year and not getting paid for it? If that's not stealing, what is?
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Unread 03-31-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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in Germany they have Universal health care, Universal education, and many other Socialized services, things the lunatic Republicans and U.S. Media calls Socialism… so, in effect, German Auto makers, all German companies, and people, are getting 10 times the so-called bailout money given to U.S. Auto makers, or the $800bil Stimulus spending by the U.S. this year, every year.

that is why the German Auto makers (and their nation) is not in need of these bullsh1t U.S. style bailouts and one time stimulus packages, because the Government in Germany makes such investment in its people on a regular basis. for example, on top of the fact that in Germany they have such Socialized services as Universal health care, Universal education (which is equivalent to $20,000 in so-called stimulus payment to a family of 4) in Germany PER YEAR, their Government takes steps on regular basis to help the Middle class, which ultimately is the best way to help businesses, since the KEY to strength of an economy is not that a country has a few Billionaires (as is the case in U.S., Saudi Arabia, and some other 3rd world countries), but it is how well the Middle class is doing.

another example in Germany – their Government has, for some time, been paying each person 3000 Euro's who trades in an old car and buys a new car, which has resulted in Auto sales being up like 22% year to date in Germany, while in the U.S. where the Government is not offering such incentives, because it would be called "Socialism" by Lunatic Republicans and our right-wing Media... result ? auto sales are down like 25% YTD.

for the sake of this post not getting much longer, you can read much more here:

Why are US Auto makers going bankrupt and Not European Auto .......

so you see, exactly because 20% of the economy in Germany, well all European countries, is operated on a Socialized basis, is why they did not have the economic crisis that U.S. has had, as a result of which the other 80% of their Capitalist economies are doing quite fine and they have no need for these silly one time bailouts & stimulus as the U.S. has had. all of which (facts) proves what lunatic Republicans are for (by being against Universal health care and other Socialized services that they have in European countries), and how right-wing the entire U.S. Media really is, and how Democrats too are for not stating the FACT that European economies are doing much better than the U.S. economy because of the above -- that is because they have Universal health care, Universal education, and many other Socialized services.
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Unread 03-31-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: North Jersey
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I just love how people buy into the Socialist Nirvana...you're only getting half the picture and last time I read world news & finance Europe isn't doing all that well either

Ever try to snag a doctors appointment in one of these countries with socialized medicine?? HA big fat joke....

just one example..I can find more

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news...0331-9hj2.html
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