Tag: root of all evil

Let’s play the Republican game – Shut it down!

Many Republicans are serious politicians who understand how the government process works. Several Republicans aren’t serious politicians and just want to make political hay. I guess that there are people back home who are cheering a government shutdown. This is the problem with the way that many Republicans are elected. They are completely supported by single issue folks. These single issue folks may have no other interests or thoughts except deep cuts in government spending. They can’t see the bigger picture because their rage is stoked by what they see is the root of all evil – the government. From Political

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Did Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac cause economic meltdown?

Conservatives, as the economy began to melt down quickly in 2008, began to target one of the programs that they truly hated, the Community Reinvestment Act. They pointed to this one program, which started back in the Carter administration, as the root of all evil. The conservative argument goes something like this — the community reinvestment act asked banks to lend more money to minorities and Americans who lived in impoverished areas. Therefore, the banks were forced to hand out riskier mortgages. This whole operation was funded through a mandate of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. So, with Fannie and Freddie

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The Errington Thompson Show 10-18-08

There is too much to talk about. Brain freeze! Joe the Plumber. Another debate. ACORN is the root of all evil, according to John McCain. They will single-handedly bring down our demcracy. The Obama camp has filed a formal request to look into connections among the White House, The RNC and the DOJ. To top that off, I have Markos Moulitsas as my special guest. We talk about his new book Talking on the System, weanie Democrats and much, much more. Enjoy.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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