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You Won't Believe Who Newt Gingrich Wants To Throw In Jail For The Financial Crisis
Business Insider ^ | 10/12/2011 | Zeke Miller

Posted on 10/12/2011 7:40:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich got worked up when asked about the Occupy Wall Street protests at last night's Bloomberg-Washington Post debate.

Gingrich first sought to tie the protests to "left-wing agitators" before calling for the firing of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.

He then doubled down, calling on former Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank to be thrown in jail, not anyone on Wall Street. Asked if he actually meant for them to do prison time, Gingrich said he did, alluding to past ethical scandals.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: bankingqueen; barneyfrank; chrisdodd; dodd; financialcrisis; frank; jail; newtgingrich
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1 posted on 10/12/2011 7:40:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

You Won’t Believe Who Newt Gingrich Wants To Throw In Jail For The Financial Crisis?


You mean the culprits?


2 posted on 10/12/2011 7:42:42 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess someone needs to play the video of Frank blocking reform of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac calling it “politically motivated” or publish corrupt dealings with the big shots in the Financial sector.


3 posted on 10/12/2011 7:42:54 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind
Capitalism doesn't create bubbles....people do.
4 posted on 10/12/2011 7:43:12 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess someone needs to play the video of Frank blocking reform of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac calling it “politically motivated” or publish Dodd’s corrupt dealings with the big shots in the Financial sector.


5 posted on 10/12/2011 7:43:16 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind

Have to agree with the Newtmeister on that one!

Bawney Fwank should be in prison just on general principle. Of course being Fwank, he’d probably enjoy the prison perks...


6 posted on 10/12/2011 7:43:16 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: the invisib1e hand

Capitalism doesn’t create bubbles, politicians do.


7 posted on 10/12/2011 7:44:08 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gingrich is right. They all belong in jail.


8 posted on 10/12/2011 7:44:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank

why not try them?


9 posted on 10/12/2011 7:45:54 AM PDT by ken21
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To: SeekAndFind
Dodd, Frank and Andy Cuomo too.

They can even share a cell, like in Goodfellas.

Barney can grow out his prison p***y.

10 posted on 10/12/2011 7:46:05 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Dodd and Frank were Republicans, they’d have gone to jail along time ago.


11 posted on 10/12/2011 7:46:22 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Bawney Fwank should be in prison just on general principle. Of course being Fwank, he’d probably enjoy the prison perks...

Maybe he would rather be the pitcher than the catcher.

12 posted on 10/12/2011 7:46:40 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“It’s the system,stupid!”
Don’t hate the playas, bro! Hate the game!


13 posted on 10/12/2011 7:46:50 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s right - and the other’s running all need to agree on this and present a united front.


14 posted on 10/12/2011 7:47:08 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: SeekAndFind
Why wouldn't I believe it? Everyone he named is guilty with Fwank and Dodd especially guilty over the housing bubble given that they both ridiculed Bush and his advisers for wanting to restrain Fannie and Freddie back in 2002, 2003, and even into 2004. Bush said that unless they were reigned in there would be a banking crisis due to there being too many bundled loans that were over valued. Look it up, they weren't keeping their opinions secret, but Fwank and Dodd were out front mocking Bush, insulting those who testified in Congress, and acting like Bush was just too stupid to see what a great scheme they were running.

They not only need put in prison for their financial crimes, they all need to be tried for treason as well because they knew they were going to cripple our economy and that was part of their goal.

I'm glad someone finally said it.

Regards

15 posted on 10/12/2011 7:47:24 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Color me surprised.

I thought Gingrich was deeply committed to the “my good friend from Massachusetts...”, Beltway elite, insiders club.

Yes, he said hard jail time.


16 posted on 10/12/2011 7:47:31 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: SeekAndFind

That seals it ... I’m for Newt.


17 posted on 10/12/2011 7:48:28 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s exactly right.

These charlatans, masquerading as Pratorian to the proletariat are mere street hustlers who have hurt untold numbers of retirees, women and children, all while lining their coffers and pockets.


18 posted on 10/12/2011 7:49:43 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Gingrich is right. They all belong in jail.
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agreed! Newt is correct on all points.

“Zeke Miller” must have been asleep the past few decades...
otherwise he’d be “worked up” also, at the literally trillions, that our children will have to pay, because of criminals like Bernanke, Geithner, Frank, and Dodd.


19 posted on 10/12/2011 7:49:43 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: EyeGuy

I think Newt is taking a “who gives a ####” approach to his campaign, saying what he really thinks instead of putting everything into PC weasel words. The question is, is this just a gimmick or would he actually try to follow through on some of the boldest ideas? (In other words, do you trust Newt?)


20 posted on 10/12/2011 7:50:06 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Vigilanteman

“Maybe he would rather be the pitcher than the catcher.”

Then stick him in the same cell with Dumb0!


21 posted on 10/12/2011 7:50:12 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree...they all should be in jail. So why aren’t they?


22 posted on 10/12/2011 7:51:29 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: SeekAndFind
You Won't Believe Who Newt Gingrich Wants To Throw In Jail For The Financial Crisis

You won't believe how little I care what Newt Gingrich thinks or says.

23 posted on 10/12/2011 7:52:52 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: SeekAndFind
I didn't see his response, only read about it. Well...now I've seen it. Wow! Newt!! Good to have you back!!!

Obviously, not all is forgiven and certainly not forgotten, but the country needs exactly what he offered up in his debate answer. That was magnificent.

24 posted on 10/12/2011 7:53:00 AM PDT by GBA (The Constitution and conservatism must win in 2012!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“I’m glad someone finally said it.” out loud !!

Too true !
All the culprits !
If this happened in a commercial business , all would be in jail.
The fact that they are not prosecuted , makes them eletists !


25 posted on 10/12/2011 7:53:12 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ("You lie!" ~ Rep. Joe Wilson R-(SC) . He said it, and we know that he meant it ! No appologies !)
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To: SeekAndFind
Keep this up Newt I could actually forgive your past mistakes.
26 posted on 10/12/2011 7:56:17 AM PDT by McGruff (Still a member of Sarah's Army)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm starting a new crusade to "out" the financial media types who don't admit their political philosophies, but somehow seem to be conservative or Austrian in their economic views, They are frauds and need to be called out.

The Business Insider and their various writers are of this type. This website is NOT conservative in any way. You might as well be relying on the financial honesty of Paul Krugman if you are willing take what is written on The Business Insider as truth or their opinions as anything but progressive political agitprop.

Another fraud is this cartoon character known as Max Keiser. His Russian parents clearly taught him the tactic of disinformation. He has a lot of people fooled and is followed by mostly over-heated cranks, but his apoplectic opinions seem to get into the media in this age of "viral" soundbites.

27 posted on 10/12/2011 7:58:58 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: OldNavyVet
That seals it ... I’m for Newt.

Not yet. Not me.

I am glad he said what should have been said at least 2 years ago.

But Newt still has to renounce Corn Ethanol subsidies. Has done Paid commercial spots supporting Corn Ethanol.

I am tired of giving up 5 mpg or more so that my tax dollars can boost the bottom line of ADM.

28 posted on 10/12/2011 7:58:58 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was very impressed with Gingrich in this and previous debates.


29 posted on 10/12/2011 7:59:07 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Damned straight!


30 posted on 10/12/2011 7:59:23 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: griswold3; SeekAndFind

Why Yuh Gotta B Uh Hate-Uh...?


31 posted on 10/12/2011 7:59:25 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind

Works for me!


32 posted on 10/12/2011 8:00:33 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree with Newt, but Why is no one talking about Frank Raines and Johnson from Fannie and Freddie? How do you cook the books for over 5 years and put taxpayers on the hook for $TRILLIONS, and not go to jail? Enron cooked the books for $billions and they went to jail? Rains and Johnson went to Obama’s economic team and kept their golden parachutes and Madoff went to jail, what’s fair about that? They cooked the books, and we know they cooked the books, and yet they walk away with the money. If it were guns they could call it “Fast and Furious”.


33 posted on 10/12/2011 8:01:58 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: from occupied ga

You Won’t Believe Who Newt Gingrich Wants To Throw In Jail For The Financial Crisis


“You won’t believe how little I care what Newt Gingrich thinks or says.”

I used to think and say exactly this way myself. However, it’s slim pickins and Newt is shining throughout...certainly in the debates.

Can’t explain how or why, but I see Newt as a good VP, vs. Pres.

Cain for President. Good team, I think.


34 posted on 10/12/2011 8:03:34 AM PDT by lawley
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To: Hotlanta Mike
thrown in jail my butt!! that guy (or is it gay) needs to be hung by the neck!! tar and feathers would be a good investment for the future....
35 posted on 10/12/2011 8:05:01 AM PDT by unread (Eagles don't eat flys...)
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Anybody else notice the applause meter consistently went to Newt last night?


36 posted on 10/12/2011 8:05:01 AM PDT by lawley
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To: SeekAndFind
“calling on former Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank to be thrown in jail”

Finally, a politician who understands what really happened in the “financial crisis” and who has the courage to recommend prosecuting some of the people who caused it.

I am sure no other politician will publicly support Newt's proposal.

37 posted on 10/12/2011 8:06:55 AM PDT by detective
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To: lawley

Cain will not pick Newt for VP because they are fromt he same state. Cain needs to pick someone who can help him carry a swing state.


38 posted on 10/12/2011 8:08:41 AM PDT by Dacula (When life gives you lemons, make apple juice and have people wonder how the hell you did it.)
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To: Dacula

Awww heck, can’t stand being back at square 1 again.
:-)


39 posted on 10/12/2011 8:10:24 AM PDT by lawley
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To: SeekAndFind

Chris Dodd and Barney Frank are every bit as “Wall-Streeted-Up” as the greediest banker on Wall Street. They are also almost certainly guilty of financial malfeasance and corruption on an almost incomprehensible scale - using TAXPAYER money.

So, yes, they SHOULD be tried, convicted and thrown in prison — along with anyone and everyone in the government and private sectors who conspired and/or collaborated with them.


40 posted on 10/12/2011 8:10:58 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at NO additional charge.)
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To: lawley

Trust me, I have thought the same thing for some time.

I would like to see Newt in a cabinet position.


41 posted on 10/12/2011 8:12:39 AM PDT by Dacula (When life gives you lemons, make apple juice and have people wonder how the hell you did it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well Newt got that one right I agree put Bernanke in there with them while he is awaiting execution...


42 posted on 10/12/2011 8:12:54 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: lawley
Not that I disagree with him about who should go to jail, it's just that Newt's time has come and gone, and Cain's 9-9-9 idea is an economic apocalypse for he private sector. He's advocating a whole new level and class (wealth tax) of taxation without getting rid of the previous system.

What will happen if this nightmare is implemented is that we'll end up with both. European countries that have both have the government sucking down 48% of the GDP. Here in the USA the most the government can plunder is about 19% because people go into tax avoidance strategies if the bite gets too hard. Much more difficult to avoid a sales tax.

I don't agree with you on either one of them. Perry for all of his many flaws is in my opinion the lesser of the evils.

43 posted on 10/12/2011 8:13:36 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Dacula

“Cain will not pick Newt for VP because they are fromt he same state. Cain needs to pick someone who can help him carry a swing state.”


I hear ‘ya. I just think Cain NEEDS Gingrich. Gingrich would make a ticket more appealing, if he keeps up the good work.

Romney/Gingrich????

(Excuse me while I go and vomit. Ughhh)


44 posted on 10/12/2011 8:13:40 AM PDT by lawley
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To: Dacula

RE: Cain will not pick Newt for VP because they are fromt he same state. Cain needs to pick someone who can help him carry a swing state.

I say it would be a waste of political talent if Newt isn’t part of the next Republican administration.

Unfortunately we don’t have a Department of Ideas.


45 posted on 10/12/2011 8:14:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: from occupied ga

“Perry for all of his many flaws is in my opinion the lesser of the evils.”


Perry gets my vote if he gets the nod. At this point, I won’t even have to hold my nose... :-)


46 posted on 10/12/2011 8:15:28 AM PDT by lawley
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To: SeekAndFind

Chris Dodd and Barney Frank are both criminals. They broke actual laws, not imaginary laws like, “you shouldn’t make too much profit.”


47 posted on 10/12/2011 8:16:47 AM PDT by dangus
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like High Crimes and Misdemeanors to me....I would love to see them Frog Marched out of Congress...


48 posted on 10/12/2011 8:16:53 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Dacula

“I would like to see Newt in a cabinet position.”


This would be nice as well.


49 posted on 10/12/2011 8:17:00 AM PDT by lawley
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To: SeekAndFind

I say it would be a waste of political talent if Newt isn’t part of the next Republican administration.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

I think Newt might make, for example, a terrific Press Secretary or Chief of Staff.


50 posted on 10/12/2011 8:17:54 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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