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Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
There is a lady Marie, in my South East US Group, puchased some of my yarn, and look what she made! Isn't it pretty? This is some of the Salish and look at the sheen. I just love that fiber! Here's her store http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6161285
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
The minute you get the government telling businesses what they HAVE to do, we start having problems. Jimmy Carter put this 1977 law in effect that requires banks and thrifts to offer credit throughout their entire market area and prohibits them from targeting only wealthier neighborhoods with their services, a practice known as “redlining.”
This was during the Carter administration with a Democratic Congress.
Then in 1995, during the Clinton administration, the Democrats added new provisions that forced banks to issue $1 trillion in “sub-prime” loans. It doesn't matter if you can afford the house, we'll get you in with a cheap payment and then to make up for it, we'll raise the interest, then the government will buy the paper, at it's current worth! What you can't make your payment?! Well that's okay, the government has stepped in will take the loss, after all, they are the ones that made us do it. Have you noticed that government run programs are almost always filled with waste and deception? Did you know that banks couldn't even open new branches unless they had a percentage of their loans to people that could not afford a home? If you were a bank, what would you do? The birth of Fannie and Freddie. The sub prime and other junk mortgages that Fannie and Freddie bought ( the government, you and me) -- and the market in these mortgages that their buying spawned -- are the underlying cause of the financial crisis. These are the mortgages that the Treasury Department is asked for congressional authority to buy. If the Democrats had allowed the Fannie and Freddie reform legislation to become law in 2005, the entire financial crisis might have been avoided. How can people not see this as a problem?
Our country was founded on specific principles and our Representatives are not doing their job. This election could determine our whole direction of this country. If people don't wake up, and start voting from the bottom up and getting the right people in office, we are just going to keep seeing the same old thing! Don't people get it? How long have most of the Senators been in office? Congressmen? That's my point. If it's not working, fix it!! I realize that there is an important election in front of us now, but PLEASE, when it comes time to elect your Congressmen and Senators, lets see some fresh blood. I am to the point where I am going to vote for the other guy just to get some change and shake things up. I am not at all happy with either party, again, I am voting for the lesser evil, someone that will help save the few constitutional rights I left.
Okay, I'm done.