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AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-10-10 10:24 AM
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11. If we had continued Carter's vision we would be 30 years ahead of where we are today.
Carter is a good man, probably the most honest president we ever had. But right wingers love to trash him. They blame him for everything happening in the late 70s, when he inherited those problems, most of which were the result of the Vietnam War and corporate price fixing. When Carter was president it was almost impossible to buy a house unless your monthly payments were 1/4th of your take home pay or less. That was the standard rule back then. But when Reagan came in all that changed. An increase of variable mortgages swept across the nation and lending rules were relaxed so much people began to buy houses they couldn't afford. In Texas there was a huge battle to allow 2nd mortgages on people's homes. Banks won and once property owners could get 2nd and 3rd mortgages on their homes foreclosures started to skyrocket, a conservative wet dream.

When Reagan came into office he scrapped all of Carter's energy plans and because of Reagan we are 30 years behind where we could have been with regards to energy independence. President Obama has a golden opportunity to declare war on conventional energy and take our country in a different direction, a greener and more self sufficient direction. But will he seize this opportunity, or will he just let the oil industry continue to shape his policy? President Obama could be a great president. But he needs to start representing the people of this country and not the corrupt corporate leaders. If Obama continues down the path he has set for himself he is definitely going to be a one term president and 30 years down the road conservatives still be laughing at him.

President Obama, wake up! Start representing the PEOPLE. I didn't work a year on your campaign so you would sell out to corporations. I worked tirelessly for you to have you change the status quo of corruption and corporate rule in our country.
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