Barney Frank on Financia reform
• United States
26 Jun 10
I think he is very funny, but I do have a "different" sense of humor. I watched that video that you linked, and I don't understand the title, I think he did a great job of explaining to the audience the FACTS of what happened. I just think that is funny that he wanted Congress to help the banks hand out more student loans when it would be in his best interest, and he called himself a "conservative". That is the problem with this country right now is that everyone wants a hand out, but half of the country wants to stop spending (but still wants their hand outs). The only way you can stop spending is by forcing Congress to stop spending. And, until we start judging our representatives by the amount of pork they bring home to our state, this will NEVER happen. I wish more people understood this.
• United States
27 Jun 10
Laglen, I don't think that he "disrespected" the young man, he just honestly answered the question. I can understand where you come from, but I see this very often where a representative tries not to talk over the head of someone because you don't know if they will understand you. In this case, he wasn't sure if this young man would understand how the mortgage industry worked, and the government. I think he handled it better than most. I couldn't believe that this kid came up there complaining about the bail out asking Frank why HE spent the money, when it was Henry Paulson that spent the money. Then he asked why HE didn't get a hand out. This is the problem with our country today: Everyone wants a hand out, but they don't want you to increase the deficit. Please explain to me where this money comes from for this guys bailout?