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pwaldo
11-28-2011, 05:22 PM
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/195579-rep-frank-wont-run-for-reelection


Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2012, ending a three-decade career in the House.

Frank, 71, is the top Democrat on the Financial Services Committee and the architect, with former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), of the sweeping Wall Street regulatory reform law enacted in 2010.

He announced his decision at an afternoon press conference in his hometown of Newton, Mass., where he said redistricting played a major role in his retirement.

"I was planning to run again, and then congressional redistricting came," Frank said.

AUTaxMan
11-28-2011, 07:03 PM
Good. One less scumbag in public office. Good riddance to the man most singly responsible for the collapse of the housing market.

sanfran22
11-28-2011, 07:45 PM
About 10-15 years too late.....hey barney, are there any problems with fannie and freddie now? Maybe he'll just blame it all on bush....

*censored*
11-29-2011, 01:55 PM
I'm guessing he wants to spend more time running his male prostitution rings?

freethrowtommy
11-29-2011, 07:37 PM
Good. One less scumbag in public office. Good riddance to the man most singly responsible for the collapse of the housing market.

Look, I don't like Barney Frank, but "singly responsible" for the housing collapse. Are you serious? You got a source for this claim?

AUTaxMan
11-29-2011, 08:04 PM
Look, I don't like Barney Frank, but "singly responsible" for the housing collapse. Are you serious? You got a source for this claim?

MOST singly responsible, that is, more than any other one person

freethrowtommy
11-29-2011, 08:32 PM
MOST singly responsible, that is, more than any other one person

Still, do you have a source? I mean, it is pretty hard to single out one stupid politician when there are so many.

freethrowtommy
11-29-2011, 08:38 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/barney-frank-didnt-cause-the-housing-crisis/2011/11/28/gIQANqLH5N_blog.html

sanfran22
11-29-2011, 10:14 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/11/business/new-agency-proposed-to-oversee-freddie-mac-and-fannie-mae.html?sec=&spon=&pagewanted=print
There's a whole lotta blame to go around, starting with clinton, wall street, congress, homebuyers and going through the bush admin.

INTIMADATOR2007
11-29-2011, 10:46 PM
If anything negative could come out of ol' Barney leaving is his replacement inline for his seat on the finacial services board is Maxine Waters .Although they are pretty much the same people i would almost rather have Barney. Maxine is the one who came out and said she/they would just take over companies and admitted she was for flat out socialism.

Hilfiger1975
11-29-2011, 10:52 PM
Still, do you have a source? I mean, it is pretty hard to single out one stupid politician when there are so many.
Bingo!