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Barney Frank not Running for Re-Election

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    I just saw this on NECN...I think it's good for Barney and all Americans when someone who has held office for so long decides to step down and let new blood in.
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    Sandusky, Fine... Frank?
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    There should be term limits for congress and senate just like there is for president. Barney Frank is the reason for the Housing Bubble crash!
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    I agree 100%. There are too many financial benefits that result from being allowed to hold office long-term.

    I'd LOVE to see Barney's average annual returns on his investments since he's been in office!! And honestly, we should have the right to see them.
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    It's that simple????... :wha::wha::wha:

    Look beyond the hype and spin, it is amazing.
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    It is that simple. The reason why our government is so ****ed up is because of politicians who have been in for 20+ years IE McCain, Frank, etc. They can do more harm than good. Bring in new blood that will actually listen to the people and not go against the people. There is so much corruption on both sides. We need new blood in congress and senate that are for the american people and not for lobbyist(if you dont know who they are, they are the big companies that give out money to both repubs and democrats to make more money for their company or you can call it croney capitalism).
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    You said that he was responsible for the housing bubble crash..

    Do not contest that some folks serve in congress too long, but there are also some benefits from longevity that benefit the constituents..
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    Well, at least this will be the last time gutless Republicans will claim that he's the reason for this economic mess we're in. I'll never understand how he was more responsible than the Republican chairmen of the committees he was on, the Republican majority in both houses of Congress that existed for years leading up to this mess and the Republican President who held all the traditional authority of the Presidency for years leading up to the crash as well.

    Somehow this one guy managed to overcome all of that combined authority? Really, he should have been a Bond villain.
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    There is a need by the right to demonize people or organizations to take the blame for societies ills.. see ACORN, Planned Parenthood, Barney Frank, Elizabeth Warren etc.

    It is what they do, target someone, spread hysteria and lies and take them out.
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    While I think most rational people can view the MTG crisis (which went part and parcel with the economic crisis) can be blamed on a multitude of events/situations/people, Barney was a common villain for the Right because of his cushy relationship with Frannie/Freddie (doesn't his partner head up one of them?) and his unwillingness to admit that giving mortgages (ala the American Dream) to people who should have never had one played a significant role in the collapse. That was a failed policy on both the governments part (for instituting it) as well as not providing enough oversight for the financial products companies made as a result of the CRA (0 down mtgs, sub prime mtgs, ARMs to people who bought too much house, and could afford the first 5 years, but not afford the MTG after it adjusted etc etc etc)

    Is he to blame for a situation that was 30 years in the making? No, many people had their hands in it. But I don't think he won many fans with his attitude regarding the matter after the fact.

    As someone who lives in his district, I'm happy he is leaving, but for differences in ideology, not the economic crisis.
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    Well we can stil blame him for the negative effects of Dodd-Frank. His tenure in the congress will continue to harm the country for a long time. Good Riddance.
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    Term Limits For All:
    When they stay in office to long they then believe they own the office and can do whatever they please and the public be damned that is when (pardon the pun) they start to stick it up your ass.
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    Demonize:
    Have you ever heard of Sarah Palin?
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    Is Barney Frant the homosexual Massachusetts democrat that raped one of his own pages, or is he the homosexual Massachusetts democrat that ran a gay prostitution ring in his DC townhouse? :confused:
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    Only the most moronic of partisans could possibly deny that Barney Frank had a hand in the current mess we've been through these past several years because of his responsibility for the housing crisis.

    Is he solely responsible for this economic mess? Of course not. Does he deserve some blame? You're damn right he does.
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    Newton Massachusetts:
    "oh look veronica, isn't that barney frank"
    "oh god yes, hi barney, barney we love you"
    :bricks:
    "don't worry folks, barney's here"
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    Term limits please! Bye, bye Barney. Hope the brothel business pays dividends.




    New Agency Proposed to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

    By STEPHEN LABATON
    Published: September 11, 2003

    The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.

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    ''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ''The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.''

    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/11/b...versee-freddie-mac-and-fannie-mae.html?src=pm


    BTW, proof that there really isn't much difference between most folks inside the two parties. The next line reads:

    Representative Melvin L. Watt, Democrat of North Carolina, agreed.

    ''I don't see much other than a shell game going on here, moving something from one agency to another and in the process weakening the bargaining power of poorer families and their ability to get affordable housing,'' Mr. Watt said.



    Now, as someone who has a functioning brain, a fair amount of common sense, and some experience with real estate, I can't stress to people how absurd the thinking of these two congressmen is. Giving people no interest loans for 3 years on a home they can't afford, or worse, giving people loans they can't ever pay back, for a home they never could afford, doesn't make a home affordable!!!

    How these people are ever elected to office, is beyond me.
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