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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I'd come up with any reason I could to keep somebody out of the federal reserve.
Why appoint somebody to head an institution you want to die?
Or I'd appoint a complete imbecile just to run it into the ground one final time.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by blackrain17
Do you realize that you are just spouting right wing talking points?
But personally, I like his recent nomination of Petraeus as director of the CIA.
Secretary of the Interior - Ken Salazar was a former Senator and a big shill for the oil companies. He voted against increasing fuel-efficiency standard and voted to end protection to limit drilling in the Florida's Gulf Coast.
In 1986, Salazar became chief legal counsel to then Governor Roy Romer; in 1990, Romer appointed him to his Cabinet as Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. In this position, he authored the Great Outdoors Colorado Amendment, which created a massive land conservation program of which he became chairman. Salazar also created the Youth in Natural Resources program to provide for environmental education in public schools. In his cabinet role, he established reforms that forced mining and petroleum operations to better protect the surrounding environment.
In 2005, Salazar voted against increasing fuel-efficiency standards (CAFE) for cars and trucks, a vote that the League of Conservation Voters believes is anti-environment. In the same year, Salazar voted against an amendment to repeal tax breaks for ExxonMobil and other major petroleum companies.
In August 2006, Ken Salazar supported fellow Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman in his primary race against Ned Lamont in Connecticut. Lamont, running primarily as an anti-war candidate, won the primary. Salazar's continued support of Lieberman, who successfully ran as an independent against Lamont, has rankled the anti-war wing of the Democratic Party.
In 2006, Salazar voted to end protections that limit offshore oil drilling in Florida's Gulf Coast.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by neo96
This is similar to the way things were done before banking deregulation. Banks could only exist in a particular state, so we didn't have the big national banks dominating the money supply.
The whole fed res act was passed on a late night vote on Christmas eve or something like that, if I remember the story right. Bankers, thus investors, worked real hard to make this happen behind the scenes. Remember that when politicians talk about the free market. Those free market policies give all the power to the bankers and the fed res.
Originally posted by Scoriada
Does anyone still take the Nobel prize seriously? I mean after Obama received his?