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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Democrats Vote Down 5 Percent Rule

Democrats Vote Down 5 Percent Rule

A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^
15 May 2010
John Semmens
Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2010 10:47:43 PM by John Semmens
In a bid to stem taxpayer losses for bad loans guaranteed by federal housing agencies Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn) proposed that borrowers be required to make a 5% down payment in order to qualify. His proposal was rejected 57-42 on a party-line vote because, as Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn) explained, “passage of such a requirement would restrict home ownership to only those who can afford it.”
This is the bullshit that caused the financial crisis in 2008...by giving home loans to people who literally couldn't afford to pay the loans, Congress, in the form of Senators Chris Dodd (CT-D), Charles Schumer (NY-D) and Congressman Barney Frank (MA-D) directly caused the meltdown of credit in the United States.  Yet none of these fine gentlemen have been held accountable for this mess.

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