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Article: US is a 'parasite' on world economy: Putin

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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:50 PM
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I am sorry to say that after the debacle that has been going on with the US and its spending, the suggestion of raising the debt ceiling, the in house fighting and lack of decent decision making and so on.....I would have a tendency to agree with this.



Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused the United States of acting as a "parasite" on the world economy by accumulating massive debts that threaten the global financial system. "The country is living in debt. It is not living within its means, shifting the weight of responsibility on other countries and in a way acting as a parasite," Putin told a group of pro-Kremlin youth in central Russia on Monday.


news.ninemsn.com.au...




posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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So he finally breaks away from his hookers for a bit and spouts this out? This guy is a has-been and nothing he says matters to anyone.

Probably why he's downgraded to speaking to youth groups now.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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As much truth as is being stated, lest the world remember that the AMERICAN people, have been MORE than GENEROUS in the global community.

The world politicians may have one agenda, but the people of the US are solid gold.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by kro32
So he finally breaks away from his hookers for a bit and spouts this out? This guy is a has-been and nothing he says matters to anyone.

Probably why he's downgraded to speaking to youth groups now.


So do you agree or disagree with him? You just kind of attacked him from the gate. I may not like the guy but I think he is 100% correct.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:59 PM
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Had Putin done anything positive with the Russian economy when he was in control he would have a basis to comment on other countries. He did not so does not.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:01 PM
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Originally posted by kro32
So he finally breaks away from his hookers for a bit and spouts this out? This guy is a has-been and nothing he says matters to anyone.

Probably why he's downgraded to speaking to youth groups now.


Make no mistake, Putin is still in charge of quite a bit. His proxy president is just another extension of him and his reach. Putin is a old commie war horse and he's smarter than most give him credit for. Nobody is dumb enough to mess with him or challenge his authority...and believe it or not some of his world views are right on the money.

I would rather be under his rule than Obama, at least then you'd know where you stand. Obama? Not so much.

He is still quite viable on the grand scheme.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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This totally made me crack up. Does Putin know he's a Tea Partier?

Trade his Russian accent for a southern twang then place him in a Tea Party rally. His words would not seem all that out of place. At all.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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He is right we are a nation of parasites and now they are like we used to be IRONIC isnt it Yes they are more capitalistic than we are now It MAKES ME SICK to many liberals borrowing 40 cents on the dollar



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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I don't think he even allows pictures of him anymore unless he has his shirt off. He's nothing but a playboy now and he does not wield the power you think he does. He's kept around to make people think that and occasionally shout out his propaganda against the U.S. to show that Russia still has a backbone but since he's out of office the Russian government can't be held responsible for what he says.

He's just a tool now. Usually without his shirt and surrounded by strippers.
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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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The truth is the truth no matter where it comes from. So he was a bad economist. Seems like he would have more insight as to what makes bad economies than others, right?

And just because we give aid to other countries doesn't make everything else our politicians do more or less right.

Like him or not, Putin was spot on with that assessment.





posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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That's like going to a race car driver who crashes every race for driving instructions. Gosh he must know what's wrong since he crashes all the time.

That's funny.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:16 PM
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That doesnt make the US any more special....there is many another country that has made donations just as much as the US have, even those that could not necessarily afford to donate.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:18 PM
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Originally posted by kro32
I don't think he even allows pictures of him anymore unless he has his shirt off. He's nothing but a playboy now and he does not wield the power you think he does. He's kept around to make people think that and occasionally shout out his propaganda against the U.S. to show that Russia still has a backbone but since he's out of office the Russian government can't be held responsible for what he says.

He's just a tool now. Usually without his shirt and surrounded by strippers.
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This doesn't mean he can't pull some strings....except now he does it with more flare and a bottle of Viagra...



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:19 PM
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yeah right we are parasites?

we give more money to them than they have ever "given" us.

in fact when has anyone in the rest of the world given money to us ?




posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:22 PM
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This is my point from the above post. I may be ignorant in the political areena, but yeah, what you just said...



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:28 PM
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I am sorry to say that after the debacle that has been going on with the US and its spending, the suggestion of raising the debt ceiling, the in house fighting and lack of decent decision making and so on.....I would have a tendency to agree with this.


I do too. And we can lay the problem at the door of the 1995 World Trade Agreement that exported our jobs.

IF the number is zero we are exporting as much as we import. When the number is negative we are exporting JOBS and adding to our "currency imbalance"




posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:33 PM
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Well to start with lets look at:
en.wikipedia.org...



Afghanistan Donated $100,000 to the hurricane victims,
Albania Donated $308,000,
Argentina Made offers of help and assistance. Argentina also dispatched an elite team of bilingual mental health professionals
Armenia Pledged $200,000 and made offers of help and assistance


www.guardian.co.uk...



The UK government has spent £20 m to support the people of Haiti following the quake this time last year


Click on the Data Link.

Also FYI on the most charitable countries:

en.wikipedia.org...




1. Sweden - 1.12% 2. Norway - 1.06% 3. Luxembourg - 1.01% 4. Denmark - 0.88% 5. Netherlands - 0.82% 6. Belgium - 0.55% 7. Finland - 0.54% 8. Ireland - 0.54% 9. United Kingdom - 0.52% 10. Switzerland - 0.47% 11. France- 0.46% 12. Spain - 0.46% 13. Germany - 0.35% 14. Canada - 0.30% 15. Austria - 0.30% 16. Australia - 0.29% 17. New Zealand - 0.29% 18. Portugal - 0.23% 19. United States - 0.20% 20. Greece - 0.19% 21. Japan - 0.18% 22. Italy - 0.16% 23. South Korea - 0.10%


Seems to me that the US is in the lower rung of this field.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:34 PM
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In 2006, the latest year for which data is available, the index reports that Americans contributed privately and voluntarily $34.8 billion to individuals and organizations in developing countries. Philanthropy is distinct from government aid in that it originates with private citizens and is voluntary, but also the recipients are private individuals and organizations, as opposed to governments. Private to private versus government to government. The $34.8 billion in philanthropy from private Americans exceeded the $23.5 billion in official U.S. government aid abroad by $11.3 billion, or 48 percent.
Real Clear Politics Link



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:40 PM
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Putin would be better off sticking to his army of bikini clad girls doing bikini car washes. The US internal politics wouldn't get so much worldwide attention if we weren't the biggest economy on the planet. We're transitioning to a more conservative spending policy I believe. The people of the US already are more thrifty. Our government is going to be the last to change and I believe it will after the next election.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Whats even more amusing (not really), that in the light of all of these debt crisis's, Australia has had its Banks Credit Ratings go from a Aa1 to an Aa2, even after we recorded high profits, and we still managed to stay well and truely afloat when the Recession hit. Then you have the US's rating still sitting at AAA!!!! I was shocked when I heard this.... US caused a GFC and Australia gets downgraded for it... WTF!



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