Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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No shit. The GOP has been in charge of Congress from 1994-2006. Congress writes regulations for banks and investment houses. Phil Gramm pushed deregulating both of them as a Senator for those two decades, and now McCain is talking about making him the Secretary of the Treasury. The Right Wing Bull Horn has all kinds of anecdotal stories to tell of this and that, but the core cause can be put into one sentence: the GOP's campaign since the 70's to make "government regulation" dirty words, a campaign that lead to returning our economic system back to the "Robber Baron" model of the pre-Great Depression Era. PC just totally kind of glosses over that fact.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
Last edited by FeelTheLove; 10-02-2008 at 08:22 AM.