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  1. Ramblinwreck says:

    How exactly does he “fight for Georgia” if he doesn’t abide by the limits of the Constitution? (take a drink Icarus) He’s hiding behind the same “I’m the conservative in the race” rhetoric that’s gotten Republicans elected for years without addressing the fact that he and his fellows in the GOP have over the last decade added Trillions to the national debt through deficit spending that they now criticize Obama for. Hypocrite!

    • Yep… I’m voting for Chuck Donovan in this race. Isakson needs to retire. By cut spending, does that include reversing all those farm subsidies? You know, where we’re paying people NOT to grow stuff?

  2. ricstewart says:

    Let me get this straight?
    Isakson wants to fight the Obama administration, even though he voted to confirm its most liberal members?
    Isakson wants to cut spending, after he voted to raise the debt ceiling at least four times in six years?
    Isakson wants to stop overregulation, even though he’s a cosponsor of SB 510?

  3. Hank Reardan says:

    Did he not vote for the tarp ?
    did he not vote for medicare part d?
    did he not vote to increase the national debt ?
    If Bush told him to jump he did but when Obama told the same he would and stood up for his core values (what ever that is)
    Isakson is a RINO
    For a candidate who wants small Government vote Donovan ( and yes I am a Libertarian kool aide drinker) the Libertarian candidate

  4. saltycracker says:

    You forgot his $8,000 redistribution handout for home buyers –
    a “tax cut” plus check of our money for his (& the Feds) special interest, real estate…

    Isakson is a poster child for term limits

  5. John Konop says:

    As I said in the past TARP could have been done better. But with that said it has not been a failure, and with the choice being a total wipe of our economy, savings of the average American family and your job it was not a bad vote. Also we would of had around 30% unemployment rate if you factor the u-6 tracking of the rate ie they way we track it during the depression.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unemployment

    The Untold Story of TARP

    …..The TARP investments that the Bush and Obama

    administrations made in GM and Chrysler, as well as the hard decisions that those companies made to adapt and compete, turned those automakers around and saved at least one million jobs. Since GM and Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy, the auto industry has added 76,300 jobs – the strongest growth in 10 years – and for the first time since 2004, all of the big three American auto companies are operating profitably.

    In fact, independent experts have estimated that overall, without the federal government’s response to the financial crisis, including TARP, there would be nearly 8.5 million fewer jobs today and the unemployment rate would exceed 15 percent.

    The question, then, is why does TARP remain unpopular, despite its success? I believe, in great part, it’s because a number of myths about the program stubbornly persist.

    Many people think that TARP cost $700 billion. But Treasury is now confident that the lifetime cost to taxpayers will be less than $50 billion. Repayments have continued to exceed expectations. Three-fourths of the TARP funds provided to banks have already been returned. And the exit strategy AIG announced last week puts taxpayers in a considerably stronger position to recoup our investment in that company.

    Many people think that TARP funds only went to Wall Street. But more than 450 small and community banks participated in TARP, which helped them deliver credit to local small businesses and families. Additionally, more than 3.3 million struggling homeowners have had an opportunity to stay in their homes or find more affordable alternatives because of foreclosure prevention programs either financed by TARP or created as a result of TARP in the private sector.

    Many people think that TARP created a precedent for future bailouts. But President Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner worked tirelessly with Congress to enact the Dodd-Frank Act, which will ensure that the American people are never again put on the hook for the reckless acts of a few financial firms. That law gives the government new tools to shut down and dismember failing institutions rather than bail them out with taxpayer dollars.
    Unfortunately, the untold story of TARP’s success has been lost in the heated rhetoric of today’s politics‚Ķ‚Ķ

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/herbert-m-allison/the-untold-story-of-tarp_b_748465.html

  6. saltycracker says:

    Not sure folks feel that TARP is the big problem –
    Generally the financial system appeared on the brink , thanks to easy money by the Feds & “too bigs”.

    Then the administration went on to insure that no crisis is wasted as the government moved to control not own (except for a few) business.
    Now it is back to the same ole same as the too big to fails get bigger and the rich/poor gap widens. The anti-capitalists “too bigs” on Wall Street are doing just fine.

    If $525 B of the $700 has been repaid so where did it go ?
    No talk of our debt dropping a half trillion…….
    Must have found more uses for it outside TARP…..
    Show me the money…..& who is in jail ? & which Boards are replaced ?

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