I have an idea !
Stop sucking wall street cock !
Oh wait - that's impossible. Obama IS Wall Street.
What is interesting about the 2 party system is the people never actually vote FOR a party.
They always vote AGAINST THE OTHER ONE.
The net result is the people are misrepresented 100% of the time - but amazingly they are so dumb they can't figure it out.
I have to disagree. Tax cuts, healthcare reform, abortion, and several other things are why I know many people support the Democrats. Although neither party fully represents its people, there are still many reasons why we vote for one party and not the other one, and not because we simply don't like the policies of the other one.
You could say that voting for healthcare reform is voting against no healthcare reform, but if you vote for a Democrat, you vote against a Republican. That's common sense. But the reasons for voting are still often in favor of a party and not to spite of another.
Also, I don't think Obama is Wall Street. I think Wall Street is White House. Obama did make plans against corporations and banks; he wants to roll back the Supreme Court decision making corporations people by making legislation that does not make corporations people (that was established a century before now; it was just used to make Supreme Court's decision).
I agree whole-heartedly. For 50 years this country thrived with a Democratic Congress. One decade of Republican control and look at the mess we've got.
The proof is in the pudding, and the Republican's pudding is rancid.
While it is true that on the average the economy was doing better under Democrats it doesn't actually prove anything.
For example you will have to agree that Obama inherited this crisis - which contradicts your own logic - Economy is worse under Obama than it was under Bush so it must all be Obama's fault ?
But more importantly you have no clue about the true causes of the current crisis. You obviously didn't read the articles at my link:
You really should. You'll be glad that you did.
You can't tell me that I have no clue; you have no idea what I know and don't know.
what i have specifically been referring to is that the seeds of the current depression were sown before Bush.
There are many reasons, converging at the same time, that led to this depression, if that's what you want to call it. They are all centered on one aspect of human nature, greed. Mostly, greed on the part of the banks and large corporations, and, to a lesser extent, greed on the part of the consumer.
Consumer greed can be controlled by tightening credit, which didn't happen. Corporate greed can be controlled by government regulation, which not only didn't happen, but was all but eliminated by congressional legislation and K street bribes.
Uncontrolled Capitalism will breed periodic depressions and recessions, and eventually, it's own collapse; all due to greed.
The actual responsibility lies with CORRUPTION where he FED, government and Goldman Sachs all conspired to profit from plundering the economy.
And why did they conspire to plunder the economy? One guess.......
wouldn't it be nice if only wall street bankers were greedy ?
problem is there is nothing unique about wall street bankers. they simply had the OPPORTUNITY to act on their greed, while you and i haven't.
your complaints about greed not only offer no solutions - but in fact prevent the possibility of any.
most of the people I know were in debt up to their eyeballs before the collapse in 2008, much of it on credit cards with up to 30% interest. Millions of people bought houses they could not afford to pay for.
that's not being greedy. that's being profligate.
on the contrary - greedy person is more likely to be frugal.