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Old 09-09-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Bloop reported yesterday. VP candidate states "Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are taxpayer funded," which in fact is not true.

If you're running for such an important post and don't know basic facts, what business do you have running?
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:33 AM
 
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Duh... just wait and see... I can't wait for her to start opening her mouth.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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Bloop reported yesterday. VP candidate states "Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are taxpayer funded," which in fact is not true.

If you're running for such an important post and don't know basic facts, what business do you have running?
they were backed by the government from start
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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they were backed by the government from start
Well, most large US or US based mutinationals are usually bailed out by our tax dollars, you know, welfare for the rich, welfare for the corporations tha export our jobs to other countries????

That does not cover up the fact of her ignorance.
Yeah, she can lead us.
Another empty headed sock puppet for the neocons, just like Bush.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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they were backed by the government from start
Swing and a miss...

"The prospectuses for all of Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's debt offerings clearly state that the U.S. government does not back the company's debt instruments. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not agencies of the Federal or any state government, nor do they receive any subsidy or appropriation from the government."

FAQs on Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac (http://www.annaly.com/ie/ffmfaq.html#5 - broken link)
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:50 AM
 
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Bloop reported yesterday. VP candidate states "Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are taxpayer funded," which in fact is not true.

If you're running for such an important post and don't know basic facts, what business do you have running?
If you can't get a short quote right, what business do you have in posting?

If you have to resort to dishonesty or to misquote a statement in an effort to smear, it probably isn't going to stick.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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Backed by the gov is not the same as taxpayer funded.

~ButterBrownBiscuit~

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they were backed by the government from start
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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If you can't get a short quote right, what business do you have in posting?

If you have to resort to dishonesty or to misquote a statement in an effort to smear, it probably isn't going to stick.
Pot to kettle - "you're black"
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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Bloop reported yesterday. VP candidate states "Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are taxpayer funded," which in fact is not true.

If you're running for such an important post and don't know basic facts, what business do you have running?
they are privately run but government / taxpayer guaranteed.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:05 PM
 
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Pot to kettle - "you're black"
//www.city-data.com/forum/2008-...s-not-one.html

Perfect example.
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