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    RAHN: Thankful for think tanks

    Did you know that there are more than 6,000 think tanks globally, and about 2,000 in the United States? In the past two weeks, two major rankings of think tanks have been released.

  • ** FILE ** U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act at the Ronald Reagan Building, July 21, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Also pictured (L-R) are Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA). (UPI/Win McNamee/Pool)

    RAHN: Government against the people

    Want more evidence that many government officials could not care less about protecting our person, property and liberty - which the American Founding Fathers saw as the basic purpose of government? Reports released this past week provided a bumper crop of evidence.

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  • "The Federal Housing Administration is requiring down payments of just 3.5 percent," and the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) "are requiring a mere 5 percent," he said.

    LAMBRO: Riding the bumps to the bottom →

  • He argued that lawmakers were to a large degree responsible for the crisis by enacting "affordable housing" laws that slashed down-payment rules that led to millions of foreclosures and huge financial losses.

    LAMBRO: Riding the bumps to the bottom →

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