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Obama-nomics & Greece [link-list vanity]

Posted on 03/04/2010 8:19:10 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March

While most of the world is recovering economically, the US continues to flounder. Greece is highly unionized. Result? Chaos.

Is that our trial canary? We know that tax cuts work. Please feel to help with informative / shocking links regarding economics, government budgeting, what triggered the meltdown, Obama-nomics, and/or Greece.


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To: Maelstorm

Hedge fund manager in Goldman Sachs case is major Dem donor
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2494787/posts?page=3#3

” ... the President is the number one on the list of those receiving money from Wallstreet just above the beloved Sen. Chuck Schumer. Sen Gillibrand is the number one recipient of funds specifically from Goldman Sachs.” — Maelstorm

U.S. (SEC) Accuses Goldman Sachs of Fraud
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2494316/posts


51 posted on 04/17/2010 2:37:48 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: SunkenCiv

Exposing Goldman Sachs and DNC being chummy as sin:

SunkenCiv [via NormsRevenge?] —

The billionaire hedge fund manager at the center of an alleged fraud hatched at Goldman Sachs, a leading investment bank, has given tens of thousands of dollars to both parties. Campaign fundraising records show that John A. Paulson, founder and chairman of the hedge fund Paulson & Co., gave $30,400 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in June, qualifying him as a major Democratic donor. He also gave $2,300 to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) reelection campaign in February of last year and $4,800 to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) last April, according to records filed at the Federal Election Commission... Paulson’s support of Democrats, however, may give Republicans ammunition when Democrats bring their financial regulatory reform bill to the Senate floor next week, as planned... The SEC alleged that Paulson & Co. participated in a scheme in which Goldman sold subprime residential mortgage-backed securities to investors, such as foreign banks and pension funds, that were expected to lose value. Paulson & Co. bet heavily against the value of the fund, named Abacus 2007-AC1, which included mortgage bonds it viewed as overvalued, earning millions at the expense of Goldman clients who invested in it... Goldman earned between $15 million and $20 million to create and market the fund to investors who did not know that Paulson helped select its holdings and then bet it would lose value, according to the SEC. Reid seized on the allegations to argue that the Senate should pass a Democratic Wall Street reform bill... “We will stop banks from becoming ‘too big to fail’ and end taxpayer bailouts,” Reid said... Paulson gave thousands to other senior Senate Democrats in previous election cycles. He gave $4,600 to Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and $4,600 to Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) in 2008, according to FEC records. Paulson... gave $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign and $2,300 to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign[s] in 2007. He gave $5,000 to House Republican Whip Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) leadership PAC in 2009 and a $1,000 contribution to Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx (N.C.) in 2008.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2494787/posts?page=25#25


52 posted on 04/18/2010 5:17:11 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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The story of an $8,000 exhaust filter, cleaner air and the busy hand of NY state government
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2495459/posts


53 posted on 04/18/2010 7:22:29 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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When It Comes to Earmarks in DC, It’s ‘E Pluribus Oink’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2495426/posts


54 posted on 04/18/2010 7:28:52 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2495473/posts

UCC also received $4 million in state stimulus funding for projects such as a kitchen remodeling project, parking lot upgrades and pool and restroom improvements. In addition, UCC received nearly $99,000 in federal stimulus money for the college’s winemaking program. Romtec, a Glide manufacturer of campground toilets and prefabricated buildings, has received $4.4 million in stimulus contracts.


55 posted on 04/18/2010 7:38:28 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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0bama-nomics vs. China’s Deregulation:
China’s economy marches on as growth rate soars by nearly 12%...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1266166/Chinas-economy-marches-growth-rate-soars-nearly-12.html

[Jaw dropper] Jacob Weisberg [Slate]: Reagan tax cuts caused “fiscal harm”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2495445/posts

ABUSE OF POWER? Wall Street suspects GOLDMAN charges ‘not coincidental’ to financial reform effort...
http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/thespread/wall_street_suspects_goldman_charges_KE4YoDNxaxrZFSkHea0MqI

FEAR: Obama claims fresh crisis without new financial rules...
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100417/D9F4QH4O0.html

Loony Left Overwhelms Onion: THE ONION SHUTS DOWN: “NO MORE SATIRE POSSIBLE”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2495449/posts
... first published in 1756 ... Said the owner, “No more satire is possible. Nothing can beat the outrageousness of what comes out of Washington today. In a sentence: We are plum out of satire.”


56 posted on 04/18/2010 8:18:24 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Coldest weather in 30 years marks the start of a series of extreme winters
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2495635/posts

Despite predictions, state’s green economy yet to bloom
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2495443/posts
Maine Sunday Telegram ^ | April 17, 2010 | BY TUX TURKEL

L.A. mayor calls for temporary shutdowns of some agencies (Another Rat spat alert)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2488562/posts?page=17

ROB THY NEIGHBOR: HALF OF HOUSEHOLDS PAY NO FED INCOME TAX
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Nearly-half-of-US-households-apf-1105567323.html?x=0&.v=1

CONFUSION: ‘WHERE DO WE GET THE FREE CARE?’
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/04/06/91696/health-care-overhaul-spawns-mass.html

REPORT: ObamaCare allows Viagra for rapists, sex offenders...
http://www.rollcall.com/news/44956-1.html
[And the senate majority knowingly shot down Coburn’s amendment to remove it!]


57 posted on 04/18/2010 1:40:17 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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**** hm ****

LA Times: Why cleaner air could speed global warming
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2495446/posts

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Gore takes cash for water campaign from chemical firm...
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/gore-takes-cash-for-water-campaign-from-chemical-firm-1947723.html

Global Warming? Vostok Antarctica sits at -100F — with windchills to -142F ...
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=-78.44999695,106.87000275


58 posted on 04/18/2010 2:01:17 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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BarackObama.com Admits His Aim of Marxist Financial Market ‘Control’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2495621/posts?page=3

President Obama means business.

He’s committed his administration to reining in Wall Street and creating the strongest consumer protections in history. And on Friday he made it clear that we can’t allow another devastating financial crisis — so he’ll veto any reform bill that doesn’t bring the derivatives market under control.

But the Senate could begin debate as soon as this week, and Republican leaders are teaming up with Wall Street lobbyists to defeat the bill — so the President needs your help to show that the American people stand with him on Wall Street reform [snip]


59 posted on 04/18/2010 2:43:23 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Whistleblower: Some U.S. pols kept off-shore accounts with UBS
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2495686/posts

A former banker who blew the whistle on thousands of secret bank accounts rich Americans held at Swiss giant UBS claimed Thursday some U.S. politicians also kept off-shore accounts with the bank. “We had an office in Washington that we all referred to as the PEP office - for ‘Politically Exposed People,’” Bradley Birkenfeld said. He was speaking by phone - on tax day, no less - from Schuylkill County federal prison in Pennsylvania, where he is serving a 40-month sentence for his role in the tax evasion scheme. “Only top managers from the bank knew the names of the... [snip]


60 posted on 04/18/2010 2:59:58 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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AZ Doc To Close Practice Due to Obamacare
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2495688/posts

After Health Care Passage, Obama Pushes to Get It Rolling - “faster than the law requires”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2495557/posts


61 posted on 04/18/2010 3:14:24 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thanks Arthur Wildfire! March.


62 posted on 04/18/2010 7:11:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thank you for the ping.


63 posted on 04/19/2010 4:00:30 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Latest in global warming:

LA Times: Why cleaner air could speed global warming
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2495446/posts

Gore takes cash for water campaign from chemical firm...
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/gore-takes-cash-for-water-campaign-from-chemical-firm-1947723.html

Global Warming? Vostok Antarctica sits at -100F — with windchills to -142F ...
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=-78.44999695,106.87000275

Climategate bust: UN’s last, desperate bid for unelected world government depends on Bonn
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2490785/posts

Coldest weather in 30 years marks the start of a series of extreme winters
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2495635/posts

Despite predictions, state’s green economy yet to bloom
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2495443/posts
Maine Sunday Telegram ^ | April 17, 2010 | BY TUX TURKEL


64 posted on 04/19/2010 4:02:06 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Jon Corzine and Goldman Sachs:

Jon Corzine: People Hate Goldman Sachs Because They “Envy ...
In an interview with Bloomberg Television yesterday, former Goldman Sachs CEO Jon Corzine — and former New Jersey governor — defended the firm he once ran, alleging ...
www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/25/jon-corzine-peop

http://financecareers.about.com/od/whyfinancialservices/a/corzine.htm
Jon Corzine made a fortune as a trader and executive at Goldman Sachs, and rose to CEO. When he was forced out of this position, he turned to politics, ...

http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/politics/12194/
Jul 10, 2005 ... Before he was pushed out as CEO of Goldman Sachs, Jon Corzine had never lost at anything, and his unassuming mien masks a deep hunger for ...


65 posted on 04/19/2010 5:09:59 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Goldman Sachs, John Paulson, And ‘The Fabulous Fab’ — Seeking Alpha
http://seekingalpha.com/article/199157-goldman-sachs-john-paulson-and-the-fabulous-fab
Apr 16, 2010 ... The Securities and Exchange Commission securities fraud complaint against Goldman Sachs (GS) and Fabrice Tourre makes for some fascinating ...

Chuck Schumer in bed with both Goldman Sachs’ John Paulson and ...
http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2010/04/schumer-in-bed-with-both-goldmans.html
Apr 18, 2010 ... Chuck Schumer in bed with both Goldman Sachs’ John Paulson and Bernard ... John Paulson, the hedge fund short-artist in the middle of ...

Flashback: Goldman Sachs: The Great American Bubble Machine
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2496286/posts

Obama Campaign Bought the Google Search for Goldman Sachs SEC
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2496189/posts

Goldman Sachs: Summary (Goldman Gave Dems 75% Of Its Campaign Donations In The 2008 Election Cycle
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2496032/posts

“Timing of Political Points” - DNC & Goldman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2496017/posts


66 posted on 04/19/2010 2:17:29 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Copy of post by Liz
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2425070/posts?page=13#13
Goldman Sachs Will Be Sitting Pretty With Emanuel in the Obama White House

By: Timothy P. Carney, Examiner Columnist, Nov 21, 2008
Goldman Sachs always has clout in Washington, as evidenced by the firm’s alumni serving as Treasury secretaries under both Presidents Bush and Clinton. Today, in these tumultuous times of bailouts and meltdowns when the investment banking leviathan needs Washington more than ever before, Goldman can leverage its most valuable asset yet—incoming White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. Goldman Sachs is the giant of Wall Street, and more than any other investment bank, Goldman is surviving the current financial storm.

Traditionally a Democratic booster, and one of Barack Obama’s top sources of funds in this past election, Goldman has always had some particularly strong allies within government. Emanuel is one such ally. An interesting early chapter in the Goldman-Emanuel relationship took place in the setting of Bill Clinton’s campaign for the White House in 1992. Clinton hired Emanuel as his chief fundraiser.

At the same time, however, Emanuel was on the payroll of Goldman Sachs, receiving $3,000 per month from the firm to “introduce us to people,” in the words of one Goldman partner at the time. This is certainly a noteworthy relationship, but it’s one that has almost entirely escaped scrutiny. (snip)

In his four terms in Congress, Emanuel has raised $74,750 from Goldman, making the firm his number four source of funds. Goldman has helped Emanuel. How has Emanuel helped Goldman? The most obvious answer, as mentioned in this column two weeks ago, is in Emanuel’s lead role in shepherding the “$700 billion” bailout—first proposed by former a Goldman CEO, Bush Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson—through the skeptical House.

Of course, back in the Clinton days, Goldman benefited from NAFTA and the bailout of the Mexican currency, with Emanuel pushing NAFTA through Congress, and Rubin hammering out the peso bailout. Did Goldman improperly funnel money to the Clinton campaign by subsidizing Emanuel’s salary in 1992? Did Goldman’s help to Clinton spur the Democratic president to push NAFTA and the Mexican bailout?

The answers to these questions are opaque, and with Emanuel burrowed deep within the Obama White House, the continued relationship between Goldman Sachs and Obama’s right hand man won’t be easy to follow.

Watch which regulations of Wall Street Obama fights for. Watch where the bailout money goes. And don’t be surprised Goldman soon sitting pretty once again.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/TimothyCarney/

THINGS WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT RAHM Did Wall Street Rahm reveal all of his ties to financial institutions involved in Obama’s trillion dollar federal bailout of financials.......like Goldman Sachs, for instance?


67 posted on 04/19/2010 2:51:34 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Global Warming Researchers Get “F”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2496658/posts?page=11

Six links on the latest in global warming [April]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2464021/posts?page=64#64
[Such as air being TOO clean causes global warming!]


68 posted on 04/20/2010 7:56:22 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Ten green sex sins that can sabotage your love life
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2489435/posts
[Note that only perverts can use viagra sin free]


69 posted on 04/20/2010 7:56:55 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Do unemployment benefits prolong unemployment?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2495804/posts

Look how much money illegals milking you for
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=141985
Amount expected to rocket if Democrats grant amnesty


70 posted on 04/20/2010 7:58:00 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Soros: Euro, EU Will Collapse if Germany Doesn’t Make Concessions
http://www.infowars.com/soros-euro-eu-will-collapse-if-germany-doesnt-make-concessions
Newsmax | Billionaire financier George Soros thinks the euro and the European Union itself are at risk of breaking up if Germany refuses to play its traditional role and make concessions.


71 posted on 04/20/2010 7:58:34 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Ratigan Deconstructs Goldman, Connecticut AG Blumental Wants Criminal Charges Filed
http://www.infowars.com/ratigan-deconstructs-goldman-connecticut-ag-blumental-wants-criminal-charges-filed

Bi-partisan Effort to Impose Additional Gas Taxes On Strapped Americans
http://www.infowars.com/bi-partisan-effort-to-impose-additional-gas-taxes-on-strapped-americans


72 posted on 04/20/2010 7:59:35 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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[Loose Immigration Policy Leeches Taxpayers]
USCIS Robs Social Security Fund of $1 Billion a Year
http://www.cis.org/north/OPT-social-security
“How does this impact Social Security? The work being done by OPT nonimmigrants would otherwise be done by either residents of the U.S. or H-1B workers; members of both groups pay FICA and Medicare taxes. OPT workers, like others on F-1 visas, pay no such taxes. The Center estimates that if the OPT program participants, who are not students and who often hold jobs in the $60-$90,000 a year range, were to be covered by FICA and Medicare it would bring at least $1 billion a year to these hard-pressed government funds. It would take a one-line act of Congress to close the gap.”


73 posted on 04/20/2010 8:01:06 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Brace yourself! Next bubble to burst could be $600 trillion?
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=143057


74 posted on 04/20/2010 8:02:00 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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WILL OBAMA RETURN $994,795 IN GOLDMAN SACHS CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS?
http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00009638

Republican returns GOLDMAN donations...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100419/pl_afp/useconomyfinancereformpoliticskirk_20100419214623

Limbaugh: Timing of SEC’s Fraud Case Was No Coincidence...
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_041910/content/01125107.guest.html

GOLDMAN shares RISE...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100419/ap_on_bi_ge/us_goldman_sachs_shares_4

Dem Congessman: Dodd bill ‘contains permanent, unlimited bailout authority’ for Wall Street...
http://www.politico.com/arena/perm/Brad_Sherman_5DAC0573-548C-4953-8FF3-5F771F55E323.html


75 posted on 04/20/2010 8:03:09 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Cap & trade? Or Crap & Crap?

EPA Contest Seeks Videos Promoting Government Regulations...
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/64297


76 posted on 04/20/2010 8:04:16 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Obama Calls Wall St Meetings ‘Shocking’ as Rahm Emanuel (Secretly) Meets with Wall St Investors
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2496765/posts


77 posted on 04/20/2010 8:50:58 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Goldman Sachs / DNC Recap:

Goldman Sachs: Summary (Goldman Gave Dems 75% Of Its Campaign Donations In The 2008 Election Cycle
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2496032/posts

WILL OBAMA RETURN $994,795 IN GOLDMAN SACHS CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS?
http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00009638

Limbaugh: Timing of SEC’s Fraud Case Was No Coincidence...
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_041910/content/01125107.guest.html

GOLDMAN shares RISE...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100419/ap_on_bi_ge/us_goldman_sachs_shares_4

Ratigan Deconstructs Goldman, Connecticut AG Blumental Wants Criminal Charges Filed
http://www.infowars.com/ratigan-deconstructs-goldman-connecticut-ag-blumental-wants-criminal-charges-filed

Copy of post by Liz
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2425070/posts?page=13#13
Goldman Sachs Will Be Sitting Pretty With Emanuel in the Obama White House


78 posted on 04/20/2010 9:01:47 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Is Goldman Obama’s Enron? No, it’s worse
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2496948/posts?page=1
“ ... nearly seven times as much as President Bush received from Enron ...”


79 posted on 04/20/2010 12:51:00 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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That guy, John Paulson, is a piece of work. And in bed with Chucky Putzhead Schumer:

Timing of SEC’s Goldman Sachs Fraud Case Was No Coincidence
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_041910/content/01125107.guest.html

[Rush] The New York Post on Saturday: “Wall Street Suspects Goldman Charges ‘Not Coincidental’ to Financial Reform Effort.” And there’s an interesting little tie here. John Paulson is the hedge fund guy who was allowed to pick the mortgage-backed securities that Goldman was going to package, and then this guy was allowed to go short on them, he bet that they were going to fail, he bet that whoever bought these as investment vehicles would lose money, and Goldman let him pick part of the portfolio. And he won, or scored a billion dollars when he was right. That’s what all this is about. This guy, John Paulson, not related to Henry, this guy has not been charged at all. He’s the hedge fund guy. Some vice president somewhere in Europe has been charged. But guess who’s in bed with John Paulson? That would be Chuck Schumer. “[Hedge fund billionaire John] Paulson goes to Goldman Sachs and asks the investment bank to create mortgage-backed bonds that he could short. Goldman Sachs agrees, taking a $15 million payment from Paulson for doing so. But Goldman goes a step farther by allowing Paulson to pick the mortgages that would be bundled into bonds — the mortgages that Paulson thought would be most likely to fail. Goldman then sold those tainted, Triple A-rated bonds to unwitting Goldman clients, collecting another hefty fee in the process. Like Paulson, it too placed secret bets that the bonds it had sold to trusting clients would fail.

“Paulson and Goldman are alleged to have created the investment vehicles to fail — they went short and Goldman got to sell them to investors who were long.” Some might say that this is a little conflicting. “John Paulson, the hedge fund short-artist in the middle of today’s SEC suit against Goldman Sachs, recently helped raise money for Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.), referring to the Senator in a fund-raising letter as ‘one of the few members of Congress that has consistently supported the hedge fund industry.’” You know who else was very close to Madoff was Chuck-U Schumer. So Senator Schumer is theoretically very close here to John Paulson and Bernie Madoff. But, my friends, a tough sell, because, remember, the Democrats are for the little guy. The Democrats are out there looking out for the little guy. Oh, yeah. “Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Monday led a long list of officeholders and groups expected to give up more than $430,000 in political contributions from Bernie Madoff and his family... ‘My money, I’m returning,’ Schumer said... The $100,000 Madoff donated to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, run by Schumer until last month, should also be returned, but ‘that is their decision,’ Schumer said... A spokesman for the committee, now headed by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), said, ‘We’re reviewing it.’” But, remember, the Democrats are for the little guy, folks. [snip]

[Side note: Trying to defend Clinton’s definition of ‘alone’, then-representative Schumer tried to argue that the sky wasn’t necessarily blue but arguably pink from some peoples’ perspective. Schumer is almost as fanatical about protecting infanticide as Obama himself. It all rolls together if you think about it.]


80 posted on 04/20/2010 1:15:34 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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New York Post: Wall Street Suspects Goldman Charges ‘Not Coincidental’ to Financial Reform Effort
http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/thespread/wall_street_suspects_goldman_charges_KE4YoDNxaxrZFSkHea0MqI

Sweetness & Light: Rahm Emanuel’s Ties To Goldman Sachs
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/rahm-emanuels-ties-to-goldman-sachs


81 posted on 04/20/2010 1:24:24 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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GOP seeks SEC records on Goldman [Issa implied that the timing was a bit too convenient.....]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2497021/posts


82 posted on 04/20/2010 3:24:33 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Anonymous Viewpoint:

The Black-Sholes formula for making those investment packs of sub primes (like Goldman-Sachs used) won a Nobel Prize, and believe me they were not conservative types. I believe one of them had already died, and other one joined with Green on formula presentation, and Nobel Prize came as result. It was a terrible way of packaging subprimes from various areas of country, and in meltdown the banks found they couldn’t sell them, as they could not determine values.


83 posted on 04/21/2010 4:09:17 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Reid dodges questions on Goldman $$$...
http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2010/04/20/2275442.aspx
Video...
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/04/20/sen_reid_dodges_question_about_wall_street_fundraiser.html

NEW GLOBAL ‘FAT’ TAX TO REIN IN BANKS...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2010/apr/20/imf-tax-global-banks

White House Caught Altering Stimulus Baseline Projection by 7 Million Jobs.
http://biggovernment.com/capitolconfidential/2010/04/19/white-house-caught-altering-stimulus-baseline-projection-by-7-

million-jobs/

[Deep Economics] V-shaped explosion [WILL LEAD TO COLLAPSE]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2497373/posts
Commentators [inc. Ben Bernanke] — US on V-shaped recovery. Substantial bounce “likely”, but a V-shaped recovery results

in a boom-bust cycle, “explosion and collapse”.

How Ed Rendell Wrecked Pennsylvania [Fast Eddie]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2497205/posts
[budget increase of 4 percent]


84 posted on 04/21/2010 7:48:27 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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White House: Obama Did Not Take Goldman PAC Money, Will Not Return Donations
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2497668/posts


85 posted on 04/21/2010 1:06:02 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Obama suggests value-added tax may be an option
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2497778/posts


86 posted on 04/22/2010 3:55:32 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Greece has a VAT. Has that “saved” them?


87 posted on 04/22/2010 5:29:55 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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Corruption and Waste Recap:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2498107/posts?page=26#26


88 posted on 04/22/2010 5:38:19 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Barack Obama Argued Strict Revolutionary Marxism to John C. Drew, at Occidental College
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2498142/posts


89 posted on 04/22/2010 5:42:38 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: MNJohnnie

They keep begging Germany to give them more money. Merkel suggested Greece sell some islands. LOL!


90 posted on 04/22/2010 5:45:02 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Gangster Government Becomes a Long-Running Series [Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2010 | Michael Barone]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2498127/posts?page=2
“Gangster Government — the channeling of vast sums from the politically unprotected to the politically connected.”


91 posted on 04/22/2010 5:57:17 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Greek debt crisis gets worse as EU revises figures...
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100422/D9F845DO3.html


92 posted on 04/22/2010 8:03:08 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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While GOLDMAN SACHS lawyers negotiated with SEC over civil ‘fraud charges’...
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/04/21/92637/goldmans-connections-to-white.html
GOLDMAN BOSS VISITED WHITE HOUSE AT LEAST 4 TIMES
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/04/21/92637/goldmans-connections-to-white.html

All the president’s Goldman Sachs men [Michelle Malkin]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2128550/posts?page=2764#2764
http://michellemalkin.com/2010/04/21/all-the-presidents-goldman-sachs-men

America’s New $100 Bill Might as Well Be a Euro
http://www.infowars.com/americas-new-100-bill-might-as-well-be-a-euro
Bloomberg | Geithner’s signature appears on the new currency.

Exercise allows accounting students to become honorary IRS special agents
http://www.infowars.com/exercise-allows-accounting-students-to-become-honorary-irs-special-agents


93 posted on 04/22/2010 8:06:32 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Soros: Republic Enemy #1
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/14700
“The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.”—George Soros

World financial crisis was “stimulating” and “in a way, the culmination of my life’s work.” Soros also told “The Australian” that the world financial crisis was”stimulating” and “in a way, the culmination of my life’s work.”


94 posted on 04/22/2010 8:27:21 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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McCain took Goldman Sachs money — $230,095 [and much more about McStain in thread]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2456305/posts?page=246#246


95 posted on 04/23/2010 3:36:14 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Public-sector unions bankrupting America
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2498835/posts
[Greece has union-based problems too. Ruh-roh.]

Heard on Rush/Hannity — unions getting wacko about their new governor, calling for his death. Greek style opposition to austerity in NJ.


96 posted on 04/23/2010 5:34:05 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Sarah Palin: Institutionalizing Crony Capitalism
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2498745/posts


97 posted on 04/23/2010 5:48:37 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Earth Day 0-bamas [and Thrifty too]

Obamas fly chef 860 miles to the White House... just to make pizza ...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1168940/Obamas-fly-chef-860-miles-White-House—just-make-pizza.html

Obama celebrates spending binge with cocktails and wagyu steak [Michelle Malkin]
http://michellemalkin.com/2009/01/29/obama-celebrates-spending-binge-with-cocktails-and-wagyu-steak

OBAMA’S DRUNKEN White House Parties — $10 million [just getting started then]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2443173/posts
President Barack Obama has blown $10 million on drunken White House parties, Washington insiders tell GLOBE. This week’s Special Report rips the lid off the Commander-in-chief’s outrageous antics, including boozy conga lines and dinners featuring $150-a-pound Japanese beef! It’s must reading for every American.

Michelle Obama flashes expensive taste, carries $5950 alligator envelope clutch in Russian
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2288714/posts


98 posted on 04/23/2010 1:44:21 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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Obama-nomics Updates:

Census hiring blitz of 750,000 to cut jobless rate, offer boost to Obama (Big Lie Coming)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2499451/posts

Government Motors Repayment Fraud
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2499434/posts

O’s Wall St. Rx: This ‘fix’ won’t fly
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2498847/posts

GOP ramps up attacks on SEC over porn surfing (Same “Independent” SEC that takes orders from Obama)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2498856/posts

FRAUD! ON TAXPAYER COMPUTERS...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/22/AR2010042205783_pf.html

BARNEY FRANK BLAMES GOP...
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/04/23/barney_frank_blames_sec_porn_scandal_on_republicans.html

One-Fourth of Nonprofits Are to Lose Tax Breaks
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2498855/posts

Alert! GM Lies in New Ad on Its Repayment of Bailout Money
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2498845/posts


99 posted on 04/24/2010 8:25:04 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Obamafinance - Palin: Institutionalizing Crony Capitalism, Soros: Go for it
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2499998/posts?page=1
[Canada Free Press clarifies the finance reform debate]


100 posted on 04/25/2010 5:47:22 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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