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Are you worried about losing your job?   [Edit]

Survey period: 20 Oct 2008 to 27 Oct 2008

The World economy is currently having some performance and optimisation issues that, no matter how much we try, we can't blame on the hardware. Does this make you worry?

OptionVotes% 
I"ve already lost my job705.01
I"m very worried I may lose my job856.08
I"m slightly nervous about my job29220.90
I"m not too worried about my job37827.06
I"m not worried at all about my job34724.84
I"m untouchable. I laugh in the face of a recession.22516.11



 
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Ed K20-Oct-08 11:18
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Ed K22-Oct-08 3:43
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GeneralRead It And Weep Pin
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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fannie_Mae">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fannie_Mae

"In 1999, Fannie Mae came under pressure from the Clinton administration to expand mortgage loans to low and moderate income borrowers. <u>At the same time, institutions in the primary mortgage market pressed Fannie Mae to ease credit requirements on the mortgages it was willing to purchase, enabling them to make loans to subprime borrowers at interest rates higher than conventional loans.</u> Shareholders also pressured Fannie Mae to maintain its record profits.[7]

"In 2000, due to a re-assessment of the housing market by HUD, anti-predatory lending rules were put into place that disallowed risky, high-cost loans from being credited toward affordable housing goals. <b>In <big>2004</big>, these rules were dropped and high-risk loans were again counted toward affordable housing goals.</b>[8]



And who was minding the store when the 2004 rules were dropped? For that matter, who was running the congress and senate during 1999, when this was put into effect?


U.S. Gov't Lesson 1: The Legislative Branch makes the laws - NOT the executive branch. So what party was running the Legislative branch . . .

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GeneralListen and learn [modified] Pin
Ed K22-Oct-08 16:01
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GeneralRe: Reminder: Socialists vote on Wednesday, November 5th Pin
Calvin Fabre20-Oct-08 9:42
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John M. Drescher20-Oct-08 10:16
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John M. Drescher20-Oct-08 10:35
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W Balboos, GHB20-Oct-08 10:26
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chaiguy133720-Oct-08 8:16
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GeneralFYI, Soapbox is still there. Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic20-Oct-08 11:00
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Jeremy Falcon20-Oct-08 11:15
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GeneralFully agreed. [modified] Pin
John M. Drescher20-Oct-08 11:18
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