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Originally posted by soulshn
i've said it before and i am more convinced than ever: people are waking the hell up! BIG stories like this are showing up every few days if you pay attention. Something is changing... can you feel it.
Cheers my friends, lets get together and make it a change for the better. Much Love!
edit: i like lists...
The LIBOR scandal:
The big banks "Living Wills":
JP Morgan closing it's Vatican account:
JP Morgan and Goldman shut down Euro money funds
edit on 7/21/12 by soulshn because: =)
Originally posted by NAMTERCES
Instead of invading all these countries, why doesn't the US gov just send in the tanks to surround the banks and seize all that ill gotten loot? That would pay off the entire national debt in an instant. All problems solved. They could claim they're just collecting "back taxes" stolen from the people's purse over decades of wealth hiding in tax havens. The common people would support it in a jiffy, Obama would be certain to be re-elected.
Originally posted by Stiglitz
Why do you think they want to take away our weapons?
They know this situation can no longer be sustained. Honest, working people had enough and rightfully so.
Originally posted by daynight42
If I ever hear someone talking trash about Obama for his health care bill, I am going to explode and site this news piece. I don't like the guy any more than I did Bush. They are all scum. But, I certainly do support giving something back to the very people who are the backbone of this country, and who get ripped off over and over and over. They are too stupid and proud to see it, but I'm not, and I WILL make a fuss over it if I hear anyone talking that partisan trash!
Originally posted by schuyler
If true (and who knows, really?) then what you are saying is that some people who have some money have engineered various ways to keep the governments of the world from confiscating it.
What, precisely, is wrong with keeping governments from confiscating private money?
Does anyone here honestly think the governments of the world have proved themselves capable and honest stewards of other people's money? Do they spend wisely? Money is to government what alcohol is to an alcoholic. If you have some vague idea that governments, if they had all this money, would somehow redistribute wealth to make everyone equal so everyone would have enough to eat, then you're delusional.
When they do try to do that they create a welfare state where citizens are dependent on government. A welfare state has a populace that is completely conquered. Governments already have more money than God and they've been throwing money at the "War on Poverty" for decades. And what have they created? More poverty, more dependance, more meekness.
But governments don't always even attempt this. they spend it on themselves, give themselves higher salaries than the public sector, greater benefits, better pensions, and more wasted spending. So you have the General Services Administration spending a quarter billion dollars on parties, the Secret Service spending per diem on prostitutes, and the list of waste and abuse goes on. Or like one city manager of a fairly small town in California did, he paid himself a salary of $800,000 per year.
And that's just America. Now add in every tin hat dictator in the world and you find every single one of them has billions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts. From Saddam to Kahdafi, the amount of money that they have stolen, in the name of government, from the people is astounding. Do you believe people living on a dollar a day in thatched roof huts are poor because of capitalism? How foolish! Have you looked at how their government leaders are living? In abject luxury with multi-million dollar palaces and private jets. They didn't put their money, derived from oil and foreign aid into infrastructure and education to boost the standard of living for their people. They used it to enrich themselves.
Y'all love to talk about 'corporate greed.' Why don't you ever talk about Government Greed? Giving more of someone else's money to the government is not going to solve your problems. Government is the biggest problem of all. Keeping money out of the hands of government is a good thing, not a bad thing. At least in private hands it will be invested and might do some good.edit on 7/22/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Just as recently as the nineties Clinton turnred things around.
The answer is easy, stop voting for repubs.