Source: The Hill
quote: The bankers found a way to make money off of the "sub-prime" folks
quote: They were well aware these sub-prime loans were rotten and a good percentage would default.
quote: The government cannot force any mortgages on any banks.
quote: You have no idea what you're saying.
quote: Consumers should not have to be lawyers or CPAs in order to fully comprehend the terms in the fine print. You also should not blame the average joe when some sharp comes along and convinces him that he really can afford the american dream.
quote: As it turns out I bought a house during the crisis, and I still have my house. Do you want to know why? There is a loophole in the mortgage contract where you can keep your house, the trick is to make your mortgage payment...
quote: Supply and demand won’t change this, but the market will.
quote: market will force cable providers to unbundle their services and lower prices anyway.
quote: I (and most people I know) did alot better under "trickle down" than We're doing under the current big government/big taxes administration.
quote: By your logic then Texas(strong republican state) should be doing fantastic. No state tax, cheap everything yet they're broke like Charlie Sheen's career right now and has been for a while.
quote: So you don't mention that fact that they were expecting a deficit like every other year and this was very unexpected?
quote: The Libertarian in me wants no government telling a woman what she can and cannot do with her body, any more than I want the government telling me what I should be eating.
quote: That's not to say Republicans aren't big spenders themselves of course as you state (looking at you Bush Sr. and Jr.), but to state that both parties are the same in fiscal irresponsibility is not peeling back the onion.
quote: Hypocrites like McCain are why the republicans are losing elections. Less government, less regulations, less control of our lives. Don't say it's more consumer freedom either because forcing business to do what consumers want is still not a free market.
quote: Cable TV does not have a monopoly on digital entertainment. There are plenty of alternatives. For sports, at least hockey and baseball, and can pay $150 and access all the games for entire season anywhere you want with an internet connection.
quote: I'd say protecting consumer rights is always pretty important.
quote: No matter how you slice it, this isn't a problem that's solved with more government intrusion.
quote: Then how about getting the government to stop f%cking with the industry as they always have been, giving artificial monopolies (and sometimes duopolies) to the cable companies in given geographic regions?
quote: He made Sarah Palin a household talking head who thinks her opinion matters - enough reason to hate him.
quote: Change at the point of a gun doesn't work for the benefit of everyone. When will we learn!!??
quote: He sent himself to die first jackass.
quote: It works like this: whenever Verizon's set-top box records a customer watching a specific channel for more than 5 minutes, Verizon would pay the bundler for that channel, and charge the customer for that channel.
quote: The problem this creates is the ever increasing scope of government into business. What WOULD make sense is an investigation into the major cable companies to see if they are colluding to set up a non-competive environment.
quote: Requiring someone to pay for channels or content that you absolutely don't want to watch isn't consumer friendly.
quote: McCain tried pushing out a similar bill in 2006, but it didn't end up going anywhere at the time.