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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:21 AM
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Weren't republicans aghast at people walking away from their mortgages because it's a legal contract...
But the union contracts are what?
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:24 AM
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1. A "different" kind of legal
one they don't like.


BIG difference.


;)
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:25 AM
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2. Huff huff, stifling FREE TRADE! Un-American. Anti-liberty. Anti-freedom, huff, huff.
Edited on Tue Mar-08-11 11:25 AM by valerief
Unfair to business, huff, huff. Glapee Gloochee. Kwabble drabble. Huff, huff!
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:25 AM
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3. They were aghast that anyone would deny
the Wall St. crowd the billions in bonuses because that was part of their contract. Daily Show has a great montage of the talking heads contradicting themselves.



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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:32 AM
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6. I saw that. It was brilliant.
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jtrockville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:38 AM
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7. The banksters should have been FIRED, not given a BONUS
Or was it against their contract to fire them for incompetence?

Oh wait. It wasn't incompetence. It worked out just as they planned: they made off with all the loot.
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:56 AM
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12. No they shouldn't be fired
they should be arrested, tried and hopefully convicted and jailed.


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jtrockville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 12:05 PM
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13. I'm down with that.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:31 AM
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4. With Republicans its all about hypocrisy
They live the lives of hypocrisies on a daily basis.
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mrcheerful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:32 AM
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5. Mob bosses extorting money from workers and corporations of course so
union contracts aren't protected by law's because they are illegal crime syndicates. Come on everyone has seen "on the water front" which was a true documentary about union thugs. Never mind facts like corporations hired thugs to keep workers from organizing or that police and national guard were often used to stop striking workers from preventing scab labor from crossing picket lines, remember it is a commie plot to take over America so anything the corporations did was for the good of working American's, as long as said workers didn't want good wages or expected a thing after they became injured or to old to work.
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I-LOVE-PELOSI Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:39 AM
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8. If everybody walked away from there mortgage this country will never recover.
People were walking away not because they couldn't afford it but because there mortgages were underwater. They did sign a contract and should honor it.
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:55 AM
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11. Well as long as the banks dotted every i and
crossed every t and did every thing within the law including due diligence that all info was correct and they hold the actual note then let them foreclose. If the bank used bait and switch tactics, talked people into more than they wanted to start with and used creative financing then the bank should eat the losses.
Not everyone is underwater or wanting to walk away. Everyone should want some transparency, honesty and everything legal.

The banks caused the crisis.

Welcome to DU, enjoy your stay.
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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:40 AM
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9. Oooh... good point!
Of course, that assumes that you agree that people should not walk away from their mortgages.
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 11:47 AM
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10. It's unbelieveable, thankfully, we've been consistant on this
Edited on Tue Mar-08-11 11:51 AM by hughee99
by encouraging states to honor their contracts to workers, homeowners to not walk away from bad loans, bailout banks to pay promised bonuses to executives...

yup, the repukes are a bunch of hypocrites but progressives have been consistent on honoring contracts.

:yoiks:
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-08-11 12:21 PM
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14. The "principle" here is that ...
... rich people deserve everything because being rich means you are a good person. Poor and middle-class people obviously don't deserve to be treated as well, if they did, they would be rich.

If they could just stop worshiping wealth and those who are wealthy long enough to examine their own lives, only the very wealthy would be republicans (and only a minority of them).
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