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Ron Paul - AIG Bonuses are all Smoke and Mirrors - It's all a distraction

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posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 05:49 PM

Is it all smoke and mirrors?

Let's blame corporations and not the government?

They are all playing the american population like a fiddle!

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:02 PM
It's pretty clear that the gov't has no idea how to fix this problem from the President down to Congress. You have congress shouting that everyone but them is responsible, you have Obama spending more time on tournament picks, flying around the country campaigning and working on his bowling than staffing the treasury which should illustrate how pointless the treasury has become in light of the Fed gettig more control. Then you have people blaming the corporations for all of our problems. I think it's safe to say there is plenty of blame to go around.

I recently read Ron Paul's book "The Revolution: A manifesto" and it certainly illustrated to me how far removed we are now from what the founding fathers envisioned America to be. While the book was a great read, it absoultly disguested me to see what this country has become. The only way we're going to get out of this huge mess, assuming it's not too late, is to go back to the constituion, abolishing the fed and burning out the deadwood that are these insolvent banks. People will argue that they're too big to fail and the financial system will be severly damaged. My question to that is what's so great about it now?

Keep on rocking in the free world!

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:08 PM
I love how CNN goes back to validate the Ron Paul was right once again. Pisses me off so much they didn't do this for him in the election cycle. It had to be the biggest misrepresentation of a candidates support in history.

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:14 PM
I'm replying off the top of my head here, so apologies for no quoted examples, sources etc. This is just me shooting from the lip.

Pay careful attention to everything that comes out of Obama's mouth and then try to convince yourselves that he isn't just a tool of the same people who were in the shadows behind Bush. I'm with Webster Tarpley and Alex Jones. Obama is a fraud.

His attempt to create this "youth corps" as a kind of civilian army is so wrong. It smacks of the political armies that ravaged Germany after WW1. Armies that ultimately produced Hitler and the Brownshirts. I'm disgusted by what is going on in the US.

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 06:28 PM
We all watch as spectators as our country is being dismantled by mad man wreckless spending. Some of this wild spending has gone on in broad daylight and some of the spending is being hid from us, of course.

Most of the spending as Ron Paul has stated is unconstitutional, did you read this it is unconstitutional! Have you been watching what is going on in France with millions protesting because of their inept socialist government's policies?

It is though you have turned kids lose in a department store and you say to them buy anything you like on your list and if it is not on the list write it in and Mommy and Daddy will buy it for you and put it on the credit card that you kids and your children will have to pay back some how some day.
All this being said by the parents with their fingers crossed behind their back.

Everyday a piece of our beautiful American pie is being eaten away and we will never have this recipe again. Tears for our beloved America, please do not go away millions have died for our precious freedoms.

[edit on 20-3-2009 by amari]

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:30 PM
Listen to what this man has to say
AIG has us hostage?


Does he know that spending is the problem?
The FED is creating the hostage situation!

Ummmmm... doesn't this sound a little scripted to you?

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:37 PM
Youth Corps?

That sounds A LOT like the Hitler Youth in Nazi Germany, or the Mocidade Portuguesa in the Portuguese dictatorship of Salazar's regime.

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:37 PM
The government (Sen Dodd and the Treasury) make the AIG scandal possible
[Nb the Dodd amendment that allowed for the bailout bonus loophole]

The government (Sen Dodd and Congress) make the AIG scandal criminal

The government (Sen Dodd and Congress) stir up so much anger that they can pass a tax on individual people

The Senate (Sen Dodd and the Senate) thinks the House version of the AIG bill was a bit intense, so they look moderate in wielding the IRS as a weapon

The government gains power

Anyone see a problem here? What is their final goal?

posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 10:45 PM
Ron Paul is right on the money. The idea that any private business is "too big to fail" is asinine and the government has absolutely no business picking and choosing who will die and who will live by appropriating moneys that are not theirs to give. The constitution is very clear on how tax money can be appropriated and bailing out private companies is not one of these.

AIG was wrong to seek the funds and the government was wrong to appropriate them. Now, once AIG had the doe, why are we acting so surprised they used it to pay employees? What did we think they were going to do with it? If they had contracts with these people involving bonuses, they had to pay or be sued. What should have happened is that these companies including Fannie and Freddie should have been reorganized under chapter eleven.

By the way, all the bad loans which caused the housing collapse, all done under the guise of Barney Frank and company during the Clinton Admin and the New York times even did a peace predicting this outcome some 10 years ago. Boy, did they hit the nail on the head!

Folks, this has all been orchestrated to allow the government to take power over all aspects of our lives. Whats next? The formation of the North American Union of course.

posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 07:42 PM
I tired talking to my dad about some stuff i heard on hear and Ron Paul and he said all he had to say was something along the lines of how Ron Paul is all about socialism and making everything fair for the people like socialism and wasn't havint any of it.

I was dumb founded. My dad is a smart man but I think he is over the generation that is just too sucked in to their current reality to alter their views.

I tried to ask him where he heard that and i dunno He is a very smart man but i can tell he is suckerd into this all.

It seems to me that the people who want things the way they were 4-5 years ago just want that and nothing else not realizing that they are getting worse and will never be like that again.

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that he got laid off and maybe just wants to be back in the work force and live the american dream from the good old days ( 4-10 years ago ).

needless to say the conversation ended right after and i would say a few comments and he would not even respond.

I've tried to bring things up to him in casual talks about stuff I read on here ....same with telling my friends.......And you can't even get intoa discussion about 5% of the topic without it seeming too " outthere" for them to even believe, let alone tell them everything I know.

I tried to tell my best friend about Lucid Dreaming one night and he basically thought I was an idiot and that dreams are just dreams and thats all they are and there is no meaning and you can't " control dreams"............

Even though I told him I've done it ( only lasted for 2 min though as It was my first one )

But yea back to the RP stuff.....This man is great.......

People don't want to believe him but they can't debunk what he says.

o yea and I said to my dad" Guess who is trying to pass a bill to audit the fed" and he goes who..........and I said Ron Paul ......and he had no comment almost as if he diddn't believe it.

Both my dad and friend are into business.....Friend is accountant at a big 4 and my dad worked for lear...........

Is there something about this business mentality that keeps people close minded??

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