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« Are we there yet, Daddy? | Main | The Mallet Swings Forward »

October 28, 2008

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Rob

I don't know how to make a water heater, and I bet you don't either. The point I was trying to make was that in our economy, we all play very specialized roles, and rely on experts to fill in the gaps (that might almost be a verbatim quote from this blog!) Like the partisan who cried "Wolf!", it's difficult to see when Barry hits the mark (and almost irrational to try). I don't go to poorandstupid.com anymore, either.

Sorry I made you so upset. For what it's worth, take my comment, or leave it...

Call me a skeptic, or call me "emotional", but I'll call myself a seeker, and one who doesn't appreciate distractions in my already busy life.

VennData

The tiny percentage of subprime mortgages (2% of all mortgages) post-Clinton pales in comparison to the ramp up once the tethers were off the leveraged ibanks rising to 30%-plus in 2004 and beyond.

You may not want to believe it - and buy the GOP media machine's talking points to deflect the blame from Bush et al - but check out econobrowser and others to get the facts straight. To deny the facts put forth by BR and others may be emotionally satisfying, but it's wrong.

It's so simple to say "...I'm still wondering how a problem caused by bad policy and big government is going to be solved by questionable policy and big government..." but that's what the GOP is hoping you tune into emotionally. And emotionally-satisfying palliatives are what this blogs eschews.

Rob

The problem with Barry's analysis is that he has his own axe to grind--the primary reason I came to this website (and no longer go to his) in the first place. So when he says the whole subprime mess wasn't Clinton, or this or that, I'm already remembering back to his previous partisanship and rolling my eyes. Not that I would defend Bush the younger and his psuedo-conservative domestic record...

I'm still wondering how a problem caused by bad policy and big government is going to be solved by questionable policy and big government.

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