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Republicans...What happened to "fiscal responsibility?

The gov't bails out yet another HUGE corporation... http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080917/ap_on_bi_ge/aig "In the most far-reaching intervention into the private sector ever for the Federal Reserve, the government stepped in Tuesday to rescue American International Group Inc. with an $85 billion injection of taxpayer money. Under the deal, the government will get a 79.9 percent stake in one of the world's largest insurers and the right to remove senior management" Though you guys don't believe in BIG GOVERNMENT?? Where's the FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY you people are always going on about? How does it feel to live in a SOCIALIST country??? ROFL Didn't take you guys long to blame the Democrats, did it? Personal Responsibility...blame the other guy as fast as you can! CHARITY G--Papa Bear would like to inform you that the Republicans controlled the house in 1997 please read below Sunshine, thanks for posting that...I'm sure the cons are all too busy pointing their fingers at the dems, but this is very interesting!

Asked By: pink_angel - 9/17/2008
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That line is just meant to oppress any demand for government assistance to the poor or to explain why the US can't have universal healthcare while the rest of the Industrialized world can... More
Answered By: justgoodfolk - 9/17/2008
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Before you get on your high horse . . . I'd like to point out that it was the Democratic Congress (1997 . ..or about there) that allowed the Mac's and Mae to be traded publicly in the first place . . .
Answered By: CHARITY G - 9/17/2008
 
Well, I, as a republican, am with you on the spending, but when you try to pin this mess on republicans, you have lost all credibility... More
Answered By: Cookie Monster - 9/17/2008
 
McCain's asking the same thing, as well as a lot of us. This is what McCain will change. This IS the change we need. America....we have to reel these politicians in, Republican and Democrat.
Answered By: blatantly conservative - 9/17/2008
 
We should let the whole thing collapse and throw all the bums out of Washington. That's what should happen. But the precedence has already been set on a smaller scale by providing welfare unemployment etc...
Answered By: tim d - 9/17/2008
 
Someone should inform charity G that the republicans controlled Congress in 1997 and even after that.
Answered By: Papa Bear - 9/17/2008
 
Fact; when Bush took over the White House from Clinton, we were not in ANY debt... More
Answered By: MadforMAC - 9/17/2008
 
Good point. In response to your question, I pose you another. Would you rather we let all the mortgage companies collapse completely?
Answered By: The Bum - 9/17/2008
 
Read the article below! I think you'll find it quite interesting to see how this all came to a head!
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Answered By: ♥~Sunshine~♥ - 9/17/2008
 
What else can they do? Should they just let the whole financial market collapse & let a word-wide depression happen? What is the answer?
Answered By: The Independent Wiz - 9/17/2008
 
Couldn't agree more! ROFLMAO!!
Answered By: zucchinisyoucantkeepagoodonedown - 9/17/2008
 
The downfall on wall street is because of deregulation that was set up by John McCain, Phil Gramm and his buddies. And John now says he wants regulation?? Oh sure..... More do as I say, not as I do republicans.
Answered By: Greg F - 9/17/2008
 
It's another concept that the Republicans keep stating that lacks any sense of reality. There are just so many rich corporations that are run into the ground by corporate 'responsibility' only to cost regular Joes their livelihoods while the corporations bankrupt themselves through fiscal mismanagement. Bush has done... More
Answered By: BrunoGiordano - 9/17/2008
 
It totally went out of the window, when corporate taxes were lowered and Bush started all his wars.
Answered By: Dr.John L - 9/17/2008
 
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