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Originally posted by schuyler
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.
Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by Asktheanimals
Exactly, hoarding of wealth locks up the money supply, and shuts down the economy.
This is why strict regulation of banks and strong protection of workers and consumers is the key to a strong economy.
It forces corporations to do what is supposed to be done, rather than cut corners to hoard bonus money.
Clinton didn't do a thing. He was lucky.....that he was president at the right time. First off, there was no surplus, as many Democrats would like to tell you.'
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
reply to post by TheLegend
They're going to enrage the populace enough that many will take to the streets demanding justice; only to be met with overwhelming force and a decree of National emergency.
Then they can dispense with silly notions like "rights" and "private ownership" of anything by the public.
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 randomname
Originally posted by Zanti Misfit
reply to post by soulshn
Yeah , 13 Trillion Worthless Pieces of Paper . Exploitable Raw Natural Resources are the REAL Wealth in this World Boyo, and those who Control that can be Counted on One Hand........
imagine 13 trillion pumped back into the economy.
everybody would be picking gold off the streets in their brand new jordans.
imagine the building projects that could be accomplished.
they hijacked capitalism, just like everything else.
they can't stand anybody being their equal.
Originally posted by Tsurugi
What?? What does the OP have to do with healthcare? And how does Obamacare "give back to the people?" It just makes it illegal to not have 'health insurance' and levies a fine/tax if you fail to comply with the law. Last I checked, health insurance costs money.
Leading Democrats, Obama included, were just recently talking about how the bill is supposed to eliminate "free riders." They compare it to the law requiring car insurance. This is not a "give back to the people" bill and has little or nothing to do with the subject of the OP.