I try to stay apolitical in this space. The recent activity by the Administration, Congress and Senate is too absurd and maddening to ignore. What a contrived, misguided and disingenuous debate. Largely due to the improper inaction and lack of oversight on the part of pandering politicians from both parties. Take for instance the following quotes:
"I don't see anything in the report that raises safety and soundness problems."
--Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) 2004 on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac irregularities
"The legislation may have failed; the crisis is still with us," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in a news conference after the defeat.
"What happened today cannot stand," Pelosi said. "We must move forward, and I hope that the markets will take that message."
"We're all worried about losing our jobs," Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declared in an impassioned speech in support of the bill before the vote. "Most of us say, 'I want this thing to pass, but I want you to vote for it _ not me.'"