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View Poll Results: Vote for most to blame!
Bush admin.. and the legis.. 13 14.61%
Obama admin.. and the legis.. 18 20.22%
Clinton admin.. and the legis.. 3 3.37%
Big Businesses Best Buddy's with Big Gov 6 6.74%
Crazy Exp.. / Reckless Gov Creations 3 3.37%
Value Combo of 1 and 4 7 7.87%
Value Combo of 1 and 4 and 5 0 0%
Value Combo of 2 (and/or 3) and 4 3 3.37%
Value Combo of 2 (and/or 3) and 5 3 3.37%
Value Combo of 2 and (and/or 3) and 4 and 5 4 4.49%
ALL OF THEM 12 13.48%
OTHER (comment why you chose other in this thread) 17 19.10%
Voters: 89. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-06-2013, 05:36 AM
 
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1. Bush administration and the legislature branch. (2001-2009)
- Afghanistan War
- Iraq War
- DHS
- ATSA (Aviation and Transportation Security Act)
- Patriot Act
- MMA (Medicare Modernization Act)
- NCLB (No Child Left Behind Act)
- TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program)
2. Obama administration and the legislature branch. (2009-present)
- ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act)
- CARS (Car Allowance Rebate System)
- Continuing Wars/Nation Building
- ACA (Affordable Care Act)
- WSRCPA (Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act)
- HIRE (Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment ACT)
- UCEA (Unemployment Compensation Extension Act)
- TRUIRJCA (Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Re-authorization, and Job Creation Act)
3. Clinton administration and the legislature branch. (1993-2001)
- FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act)
- HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
- PRWOA (Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act)
- GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)
4. Big Businesses/Industries/Associations/Groups that are Best Buddies with Big Government.
- GM (General Motors Company LLC)
- Chrysler (Chrysler Group LLC)
- GE (General Electric)
- Walmart (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc)
- Big Banks (Federal Reserve, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase)
- AFBF (American Farm Bureau Federation)
- ABA (American Bar Association)
- NAR (National Association of Realtors)
- AHIP (America's Health Insurance Plans)
+ too many others
5. Crazy Expensive and/or Reckless Government Creations.
- EPA
- DEA
- HUD
- DHS
- IRS
- NSA
- BATF
- DOE
- FDA
+ too many others
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:07 AM
 
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Leeches of all forms are causing this.

That would include the 1 percent who buy government.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:18 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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I'll take ALL OF THEM for $1,000 Alex!
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:23 AM
 
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Government and lobbyists and crony capitalism. Its time to vote out the establishment and support people like Cruz. When the dens and GOP fear someone, its a safe bet you should support that person. Any political enemy if the establishment is most likely just what we need.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The Federal Reserve and their buddies that they deemed "too big to fail"-Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Chase, Citi, Bank of America.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: PA
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Government has created the economy, the FED lets them print money for all their bad decisions and the main focus of the US government for the last 80 years has been safety nets for anyone who has money and who doesn't have money.
The Corporations use the government to benefit them (not allowed and or the intent of the constitution and our government) and the poor vote for more money welfare and programs of which again are not the intent of the constitution and liberty based government.

The dollar has false value and has been devalued in where our paychecks buy less.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:27 AM
 
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Looking Back at the Repeal of Glass-Steagall, or, How the Banks Caught Casino Fever | Roosevelt Institute

There were two things that are the root cause: (1) The repeal of the provisions of Glass-Steagall by the Financial Services Modernization Act (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) of 1999 that allowed bank entities to market their own debt securities; and (2) the exemption enacted in the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, which immunized financial derivative contracts from bankruptcy. This set the stage for the subprime mortgage debacle, the failed banks, and the economic recession. And it will happen again, because Congress lacks the political will to stand up to the banking and securities lobbyists.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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bush
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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The OP in post #1 illustrated it plainly, there is too much micromanaging and interference into the private sector by the federal government.

We need to go in and repeal hundreds of expensive, dysfunctional, wasteful and useless programs and remove thousands of regulations that hinder and do not help.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: The High Plains
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It's a number of things and this list is in no way "all-encompassing." The first three are the biggies, IMO.

1). Lack of regulation of the shadow banking sector is huge...particularly on CDO's and Credit Default Swaps.
2). Bad regulation and cumbersome regulation in other areas. Primarily those that inhibit entrepreneurs. (Dodd Frank, Sarbanes Oxley, etc.)
3). ACA
4). TARP
5). Affordable Housing Policies
6). Healthcare cost inflation.
7). EPA
8). Too Big to Fail Banks and subsidized losses.


And many many more. It's naive to blame Bush, Clinton, or Obama solely....this is a joint effort.
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