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  •  So is it your claim that the Bush admin (0+ / 0-)

    So is it your claim that the GHW Bush administration did not preside over the operation of the Office of Thrift Supervision, and that no S+L officers were prosecuted by that administration, while the Obama administration has launched prosecutions against a multitude of bank officials?

    See, there is never an intellectual cop around when you need one!!

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 10:04:01 AM PST

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    •  my claim is that most of the S&L prosecution (0+ / 0-)

      was against small timers.

      That's why the Democrats in Congress in 1990 held hearings on the bullshit job the Bush Administration had done.

      self-appointed intellectual cop

      by citizen k on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 12:39:09 PM PST

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      •  Bush did a better job than Obama (1+ / 0-)
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        For all your complans about the GHW Bush administration's handling of the S+L crisis, it is still clear that the Bush administration did more to prosecute bank fraud than has the Obama administration.

        Where is the congressional investigation on the bullshit job the Obama administration is doing?

        See that: there is never an intellectual cop around when you need one!!!

        "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

        by Hugh Jim Bissell on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 12:46:01 PM PST

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        •  no it's not clear at all (0+ / 0-)

          The same kind of regional and small time bank fraud prosecute by Bush was and is prosecuted by Obama. Take a look at DOJ press releases on convictions. You should take a look at how Bush's DOJ prosecuted the CEO of Continental Illinois- not at all. The S&L crisis took place in a thousand regional and community banks, the 2008 crisis was at the heart of power.

          self-appointed intellectual cop

          by citizen k on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 12:58:48 PM PST

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