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  • backyardconservative 12:37 PM on 05/04/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , financial reform, , regulation   

    Does Nancy Know? Financial Reform Bill Targets Dentists 

    We find out ObamaCare requires 1099s, housing giant Fannie Mae is involved in carbon credits, now this?! The Hill:

    “Dentists are warning they may become unintended targets of legislation designed to overhaul Wall Street. Lawmakers and lobbyists have clashed for more than a year over whether a new consumer financial protection office would cover industries and companies that had nothing to do with the financial crisis of 2008. . . . Dentists could fall under the Senate financial bill because they often allow patients to pay in installments, [American Dental Association managing director of government affairs Michael] Graham said. According to a 2009 ADA survey, roughly half of dentists offer this type of billing for three or four months.”

    Even Rube Goldberg would be spinning in his grave. Big government run amok.

    • rubyslipperblog 2:19 PM on 05/04/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Heh, my dentist voted for this guy and the hygienist argued with me about how wonderful he would be.

    • backyardconservative 2:32 PM on 05/04/2010 Permalink | Reply

      This stuff is getting to be Onion material. Though maybe not when you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair:)

      • rubyslipperblog 3:04 PM on 05/04/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I thought of that especially when the hygienist argued while doing my cleaning and I couldn’t respond. She didn’t want to hear my answers obviously.

  • Jill 8:35 AM on 04/23/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: campaign donations, , , financial reform   

    Obama hates Wall Street fat cats but loves their money 

    From a Washington Examiner editorial:

    President Obama took his case for vastly increasing federal power over financial institutions to Wall Street yesterday, but he forgot something while packing for the trip. He should have taken with him all those bags of dirty money he received on the campaign trail in 2008 from Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms whose greedy ways he claims led the nation’s economy into the Great Recession. Since Obama received nearly a million dollars in contributions from Goldman Sachs executives in 2007 and 2008, maybe all those bags of filthy Wall Street lucre wouldn’t fit on Air Force One. More likely, the dirty money stayed in the White House because Obama and his fellow Democrats want to keep having it both ways on Wall Street.

    Audacity, yes. Hope, no. The editorial writer notes that the bill

    does nothing about Fannie and Freddie, the government-created mortgage giants whose obsession with subprime mortgages and paying off influential congressmen to look the other way actually led to the economic meltdown.

    Read the rest. These guys have got to go.

    • rubyslipperblog 9:20 AM on 04/23/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I saw Krauthammer last night discussing the way Obama continues to define what is and is not legitimate debate in reference to his agenda. Audacity is truly the best word to describe this administration.

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