Financial meltdown? Round up the usual suspects

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News flash: We are working hard to find the person or people responsible for our financial meltdown. We have a few suspects -- Bill Clinton, because we know he is responsible for something; President Obama, because, well, the buck stops there; tax-and-spend liberals, because their name says it all; the Democratic Party, because they once had a one-seat majority in the Senate.

Please, if you can think of any other suspects, let us know immediately.

Robert Phillips

Aiken, S.C.

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justus4
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justus4 03/12/09 - 05:44 am
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What is this guy trying to
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What is this guy trying to say? The problem is clear and it will damage many people's view of our government. Bernie Madoff is a perfect example of something that can't be described by normal folks. He stole over 50 billion dollars, was head of the NASDAX, and a real mover & shaker on Wall Street. How on earth did he do it and how many more are out there? Because the answer maybe thousands, then what do American began to believe about the SEC, who is directly responsible for not finding this crook and others like him. Who else within governmental agancies, who are sworn to look out for the People, are totally corrupt. Look for serious prosecutions in the coming months to give some hope that our system can be repaired. But they gotta stick it to these CEOs and folks that were dishonest for personal gains. That is the justice department's job, but also to reform our banking system. A lot of people deserve to be in jail and that should be job #1 to regain trust in the financial markets.

44mag
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44mag 03/12/09 - 06:12 am
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No need to look at Democrats,

No need to look at Democrats, we know they're all honest or at least beyond prosecution!

rjc
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rjc 03/12/09 - 06:21 am
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Everybody needs to wake up:

Everybody needs to wake up: It's all of the politicians. Just look at the latest spending bill signed by President Obama, just as many Republicans had earmarks in it as did Democrats. We need to start voting these people out of office.

joe hill
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joe hill 03/12/09 - 06:57 am
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AC, why do you print this

AC, why do you print this garbage? Have some pity on this poor idiot, Robert Phillips.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/12/09 - 07:14 am
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Robert Phillips seems to

Robert Phillips seems to represent the foolish defensive point of view of the left in denial. Yes, the people he mentioned are partly responsible, though hardly for the excuses he makes for them. The social engineering idea of "a house for everyone" spun off the CRA concept. The banks didn't like the idea of unsecured loans, duh. The Freddie and Fannie full guarantee(at taxpayer expense) made the loans not only easy to acquire, but also gave them apparent value so packaging and reselling could occur. The snowball continued to grow as this scam took on international aspects. The precariously balanced economy ,with a foundation of promises, was easy to topple for the sake of securing an election. The foolish path taken by the feds, banks, investors and finally, the politicians eager for control, led to the unintended consequence of a world wide recession....in danger of being made into a depression by the wild spending of our Marxist leader and his handlers. Who's to blame? The voting public is to blame, and they're the only ones that will be able to save us. Flush the congress and replace it with people that feel this country is more important than their personal wealth.

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Motorman5039 03/12/09 - 07:32 am
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No problem Robert Phillips,

No problem Robert Phillips, we can place all the blame on the left, but when we get ourselves and the economy back on track we should give the left all the credit too..

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soldout 03/12/09 - 07:35 am
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Our leaders in all areas are

Our leaders in all areas are a representation of who the people in this country really are. Take a look at television and go through the channels and look at what people are watching ( if they weren't watching then it wouldn't be on the air). Then think about the mind-set that would watch this trash and now you realize who you are living with in this country. Once you've done that, you know why we got to where we are and where we are heading. Most don't follow the Word's instruction by guarding what they see and hear and now they are a product of it. Each of us can avoid being effected by guarding what we see, what we hear, and what we say. God has given all the answers but you won't hear them on the national or local news.

DMac_357
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DMac_357 03/12/09 - 09:21 am
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I actually agree with most

I actually agree with most everyone this morning, pieces here and there. I actually agree with PT on her point about the voting public (wow - never thought that would happen). It's the greed and perceived superior mentality of the Bernie Madoff's, the Ken Lays, and other like them. It's also those of us who vote because if we have the power to put these people in office, we should have the power to remove them from office. If they actually cared about what the public thought, they wouldn't do some of the illegal things that they do because they would understand that we would vote them out of office. They aren't scared because they know most people are going to vote straight party line regardless of what they do. How many of us write to our representatives about the votes that they cast?? I write to mine pretty often because I get an email of what votes they cast and what votes are coming up. If more people did that, we could hold our representatives more accountable for what they are doing. http://capwiz.com/military/issues/votes/ is the website that I use to check on my representatives. Let's hold them accountable, regardless of party.

Geistlich
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Geistlich 03/12/09 - 09:58 am
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I see that Mr Phillips has

I see that Mr Phillips has really ticked off the Democrats who read and criticize the Chronicle. Of course he is on track and has named the culprit in the melt-down of our economy. Ah, well.....

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 03/12/09 - 10:44 am
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It is said that we must

It is said that we must remember that 40% of the pork in the new bill came from repubs. That means we must also stop to thinkand realize that there was 60% of the pork that came from the dims. For some, that seems to be difficult to understand.

blamin
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blamin 03/12/09 - 11:09 am
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Sooo Mr. Phillips, you're

Sooo Mr. Phillips, you're tired of the AC blaming this mess on Dems and Libs. OK, I'll give you that. I would like to go on record to say I'm [filtered word]ed at the Repubs for going along with the Dems.

jack234
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jack234 03/12/09 - 11:57 am
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President Obama is a very

President Obama is a very itellegent ppresident who doesn't need any handlers. We just got to get use to intellegence in the oval office. Its been quite a while. President Obama is the Tiger Woods of the white house and we couldn't be prouder. HELLO! HELLO! HELLO! and HELLO again.

Geistlich
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Geistlich 03/12/09 - 12:15 pm
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Jack, did you ever have a

Jack, did you ever have a mind, or is yours lost?

Bizarro
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Bizarro 03/12/09 - 04:16 pm
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jack234 Obama is more like

jack234 Obama is more like Harry Belafonte than Tiger Woods. Both really good actors too.

imdstuf
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imdstuf 03/12/09 - 07:22 pm
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The people smart enough to

The people smart enough to lead things are usually not the ones going into politics. They use their intelligence in the private sector for personal gain. Most of us would likely be guilty of doing the same if we could.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 03/12/09 - 08:02 pm
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# Saying pbho "is a very

# Saying pbho "is a very itellegent ppresident who doesn't need any handlers. We just got to get use to intellegence in the oval office. Its been quite a while." I wonder who carries his teleprompter around for him. I guess it's so he can be reminded about how many states there are. The blind and gullible dims continue to be blind and gullible.

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