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(Think Progress)   Tim Pawlenty, who stepped down as co-chairman of the Romney campaign to take a job as a bank lobbyist, says that banks should regulate themselves   ( thinkprogress.org) divider line
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2012-09-24 06:11:58 PM  
3 votes:
And when a bank craters and your Mom's retirement fund goes up in smoke and she's forced back into the working world at 68 years old, well, thanks to Magic of the Free Market she can then select a NON-failed bank to put all those dollars she earns doing the Madagascar Lemur Squat for all those Chinese sailors down by the docks!
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2012-09-24 04:33:28 PM  
3 votes:
Yes, and criminals should arrest and prosecute themselves.
2012-09-24 09:53:50 PM  
2 votes:
They are merely paying an homage to Ronald Reagan by forgetting very recent history.
2012-09-24 09:39:01 PM  
2 votes:
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2012-09-24 04:32:59 PM  
2 votes:
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Too bad you didn't do the right thing the first go round.

2012-09-25 12:56:40 AM  
1 vote:
Tim who? I've met bowls of oatmeal with more personality.
2012-09-24 10:12:55 PM  
1 vote:
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Tim Pawlenty do anyting you wan. He so HORNEY. He so HORNEY. He such-hee such-hee.
2012-09-24 09:27:21 PM  
1 vote:
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What Tim Pawlenty might look like.
2012-09-24 08:47:49 PM  
1 vote:

Soup4Bonnie: This is the sort of idea, Tim, that needs to be defenestrated at 40,000 feet.

So they really can roll down the windows?
2012-09-24 08:41:19 PM  
1 vote:
Electing Romney after what happened in 2007-2008 is akin to marrying your rapist to hide the shame. He'll do it all over again, only this time it's with "consent".
2012-09-24 07:33:01 PM  
1 vote:
Rivers will clean themselves. We don't need the EPA to decide how much arsenic should be in your drinking water. If a river is on fire, that's just the free market promoting competition among the various rivers that do business in the US of A.
2012-09-24 07:00:07 PM  
1 vote:
Good on Pawlenty for completely wasting banks' monies on a completely ineffectual leader
2012-09-24 06:34:23 PM  
1 vote:
From the same crowd that thinks welfare recipients should be subjected to drug tests, background checks, immigration checks, job search checks... How come human welfare recipients shouldn't be allowed to regulate themselves like corporate welfare recipients?
2012-09-24 06:33:43 PM  
1 vote:
Yes they should. But they won't, because they expect the government to take care of them despite their poor decisions.

Bunch of farking welfare queens.
2012-09-24 06:13:12 PM  
1 vote:

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Too bad you didn't do the right thing the first go round.

They got into that mess because liberals made them do it! Who created government-sponsored entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? LIBERALS! Who FORCED the banks to give affirmative action mortgages to minorities, illegal immigrants, welfare queens, and other 47 percenters? LIBERALS!

Do you think lenders WANTED to make billions and billions of dollars originating bad loans and selling them off to Fannie Mae? NO! They HAD to, because of LIBERAL regulations!

2012-09-24 05:54:09 PM  
1 vote:
And presidential campaigns should chair themselves.

wait a second - now I know whose idea this was.

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2012-09-24 05:51:53 PM  
1 vote:
banks should regulate themselves

They should. They failed in 2008 because there were still too may regulations in place.

2012-09-24 05:13:46 PM  
1 vote:
Why are organizations with the word "roundtable" always so farking evil?
2012-09-24 05:06:26 PM  
1 vote:
Pawlenty...expects the banking industry to self-regulate,ostensibly having learned from their mistakes?


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2012-09-24 04:54:34 PM  
1 vote:
And bridges repair themselves.
2012-09-24 04:48:10 PM  
1 vote:

Calmamity: vpb: Yes, and criminals should arrest and prosecute themselves.

Citizens should be trusted to pay the taxes they owe. The IRS is completely unnecessary and onerous oversight.

I like this game. With Romney's "self-deportation" plan we can also get rid of ICE.

Think of the savings!
2012-09-24 04:47:03 PM  
1 vote:
I think Romney's comment on Pawlenty moving to be a banking lobbyist speaks volumes about how Romney thinks. Romney: While I regret he cannot continue as co-chair of my campaign, his new position advancing the integrity of our financial system is vital to the future of our country.

Really? That's what a lobbyist for the banking industry is going to be doing in Washington? Really?
2012-09-24 04:38:53 PM  
1 vote:

vpb: Yes, and criminals should arrest and prosecute themselves.

Citizens should be trusted to pay the taxes they owe. The IRS is completely unnecessary and onerous oversight.
2012-09-24 04:28:47 PM  
1 vote:
When left alone businesses always do the right thing, always.
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