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Originally posted by neo96
Ron Paul is the Ross Perot of this generation
Don't like that one?
Ron Paul is the Ralph Nader of this generation.
Originally posted by michaelbrux
I think he's subversive and up to some really underhanded and foul behavior.
my radar first went off when I saw that he was printing money with his face on it, a behavior usually reserved for Monarchs.
Is Ron Paul the candidate of people actively attempting to subvert the American political process?
and an additional question is...should supporters of Ron Paul's pseudo-candidacy be treated as subversive elements within the American system and possibly be treated as enemies of the state?
(For Ron Paul supporters, like myself, they should be prepared for him to follow Ralph Nader and Ross Perot.. both candidates took in millions of votes.. but every single state refused to allot even a single electoral vote for them. Ron Paul could take 20% of the vote.. and every state could still ignore him.)
many have informed the world that he is actually performing spectacularly and is in fact the front runner and may be President less than 6 months from now.
Is Ron Paul the candidate of people actively attempting to subvert the American political process? and an additional question is...should supporters of Ron Paul's pseudo-candidacy be treated as subversive elements within the American system and possibly be treated as enemies of the state?
Originally posted by michaelbrux
reply to post by schuyler
Sun Tzu said...
...its better to capture an enemy system in tact.
just because it wasn't messy or ugly, doesn't mean it wasn't overthrown.
based on what i'm seeing, America was overthrown in 1973/74.
doesn't mean Americans didn't take it back at some point subsequent...just that a coup d'etat occurred.
but, when things occur according to ususual, archaic as some have described it, rules, i wonder...is something sinister being plotted in dark corners.
because you have claimed to me that nothing at all sinister is occurring, I will go ahead and accept that.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
I don't think him or his supporters should be considered enemies of the state...but they should be viewed as manipulative, sneaky and dishonest...even more so since they claim they are the ones with integrity.
The Federal Reserve has caused every single boom and bust that has occurred in this country since the bank's creation in 1913. It pumps new money into the financial system to lower interest rates and spur the economy. Adding new money increases the supply of money, making the price of money over time—the interest rate—lower than the market would make it. These lower interest rates affect the allocation of resources, causing capital to be malinvested throughout the economy. So certain projects and ventures that appear profitable when funded at artificially low interest rates are not in fact the best use of those resources.
Eventually, the economic boom created by the Fed's actions is found to be unsustainable, and the bust ensues as this malinvested capital manifests itself in a surplus of capital goods, inventory overhangs, etc. Until these misdirected resources are put to a more productive use—the uses the free market actually desires—the economy stagnates. . .
The Fed fails to grasp that an interest rate is a price—the price of time—and that attempting to manipulate that price is as destructive as any other government price control. It fails to see that the price of housing was artificially inflated through the Fed's monetary pumping during the early 2000s, and that the only way to restore soundness to the housing sector is to allow prices to return to sustainable market levels. Instead, the Fed's actions have had one aim—to keep prices elevated at bubble levels—thus ensuring that bad debt remains on the books and failing firms remain in business, albatrosses around the market's neck.
The Fed's quantitative easing programs increased the national debt by trillions of dollars. The debt is now so large that if the central bank begins to move away from its zero interest-rate policy, the rise in interest rates will result in the U.S. government having to pay hundreds of billions of dollars in additional interest on the national debt each year. Thus there is significant political pressure being placed on the Fed to keep interest rates low. The Fed has painted itself so far into a corner now that even if it wanted to raise interest rates, as a practical matter it might not be able to do so. But it will do something, we know, because the pressure to "just do something" often outweighs all other considerations.