U.S. Financial Crisis

U.S. Financial Crisis

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:14 pm

Since it is widely accepted that we are now in the worst financial crisis this country has faced since the Great Depression, I have a simple question, with a short preamble:

Preamble: (Opinion)

1. U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke our testifying this morning in front of the Senate Banking Committee. Many people think they are part of the problem that led to the current crisis as part of the Bush administration & therefore mistrust their opinion./advice.

2. It is widely accepted that Democrats gained control of the Congress in 2006 mainly for 2 reasons:
a. To stop an unpopular war in Iraq
b. To force some accountability on the Bush Admin.

and they have failed miserably to accomplish either.



Therefore:

My Question:


Who do YOU trust (if anyone) to lead us out of this crisis, & why do you trust them?
(Not necessarily as President....I mean what leader/leaders in any field: ie Congress, financial experts, whatever.)
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Re: U.S. Financial Crisis

PostBy: coalmeister On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:22 pm

I think Ron Paul could stir thinks up, He's a little wacky but worth a try
Micheal Savage would be better but he can be a little off the wall too.. Yesterday he was on a roll for sure, listen to him on the radio. he makes you think.
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Re: U.S. Financial Crisis

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:29 pm

I asked the question poorly...If you trust a particular Presidential candidate fine, but who in general (from any occupation/background) do you trust to have some good ideas. If it's Yogi Berra, that's fine. :lol: ...... Just tell us why you trust him/her/them?
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Re: U.S. Financial Crisis

PostBy: SAU On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:20 pm

Ron Paul would be my first choice because he steadfastly ignores lobbyist and avoids corruption. There are other out there who understand what is happening, Ross Perot for instance,and I'm sure there are businessmen in the private sector who could handle the job. The current set of lackeys on Bloomberg right at this moment is the same set of lackeys who allowed this to happen by meddling in the markets. We haven't had free markets since Hoover and FDR had the reigns.


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Re: U.S. Financial Crisis

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:26 pm

I voted for Ron Paul in the primary and would still 100% support him. Its sad people don't give him the time of day and LISTEN to his ideas. He is not really a wacko at all. But of course his own party has to down play him because we can't give up our old washington habits...

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/23/ ... index.html

Well Put Ron...
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Re: U.S. Financial Crisis

PostBy: vtec350 On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:17 pm

For me it would be Warren Buffett

The man is one of the worlds greatest investors with a worth of 62 Billion yet still lives a modest life in a house he bought back in 1958 for $31,500. He's never been a greedy CEO like we have today, in fact in 2006 his annual salary was only $100,000, not 22 million what we seem to be seeing a lot of in todays CEOs. I think with his frugality and a VP of Ron Paul and all his views we'd be back in the rite diretion. For once the saying "We the people, for the people" would actually mean something again !

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Re: U.S. Financial Crisis

PostBy: chabbo On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:21 pm

Another vote for Ron Paul here. He has steadfastly stood by his principles, without compromising them. We are a nation devoid of statesmen and need more like Ron Paul. I am sure our founding fathers were considered "whacky" during their time as well -- people were probably more willing to accept "whacky" ideas because there was such chaos during our infancy. I guess chaos will have to reign again before the majority of people will be willing to give the "Whackos" a try. We are quickly reaching that point, imo.

Manny
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Re: U.S. Financial Crisis

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:33 pm

chabbo wrote:Another vote for Ron Paul here.


At the risk of incurring Richard's wrath for straying off-topic (on my own thread :lol: ), I am defiantly writing in Ron Paul's name on 11/4 as my political statement telling both major parties that I do not like what they have turned into & therefore will not support their candidate. I hope others here, who feel the same way, will do the same thing!
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Re: U.S. Financial Crisis

PostBy: chabbo On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:30 pm

Devil505:

I think you know that I will be doing the same and will be writing in Ron Paul for President. Moreover, I have been trying to convince others to do the same, at the expense of being considered a "whacko."

Manny
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Re: U.S. Financial Crisis

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:30 pm

One thread on this topic is enough: Fair analysis of the debt crisis
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