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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    The Europeans are trying to cut a hole in the Russian pocket; Tunin is portraying this as the Europeans cutting a hole in their own pocket.


    Those who have read about the US from ‘29 until ’40 know that many banks had loaned margin money on the stock market, and those loans turned bad after the crash, so the banks no longer had enough cash to pay all depositors the full amount of their deposits. Naturally, since every depositor had benefited equally from the banks’ services, they assessed each depositor an equal amount, around $500. If you had less than $500, you lost everything. If you had more, e.g., $10,000, you got back $9,500, which was only fair. There are stories of the Federal Reserve armoured cars pulling up in front of the banks to reassure depositors that their deposits were safe, and the big depositors did get most of their money back. (Of course, the small depositors whined, but they weren’t contributing very much to the economy, and were rightly disregarded.)


    The Russians would be very happy if the Cyprus banks did just that.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @Omnius

    Perhaps I’m taking your posts to literally, but I can’t figure out how you steal something from people that don’t have anything let alone why the rich would want to steal something that people don’t have.

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 2 years ago

    Republicans didn’t learn anything from the last election or the 100 page “autopsy” that came out last week.

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    You replace progressive income taxes with a flat tax, increased sales taxes, and fees for services. You replace Medicare with a capped voucher system. You destroy public education for a privatized system that favors your own tribe. You encourage banking malfeasance and the abandonment of fiduciary responsibilities to maximize profits – even if it causes cyclical economic crashes that must be rescued by taxpayers through public debt. You gerrymander and manipulate the local, state, and federal systems, combined with a strong media propaganda organ to entrench your power.
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    You would think that the “not crapping in your own nest” theory would be a legitimate reason why a person (or a company) would not deliberately embark on a path that would cause harm to their own society. Unfortunately, the capacity for human greed is boundless. History continues to be chock full of oligarchs without any sense of societal altruism – the ultra rich and greedy wanna-bes literally don’t care what happens to people or their country. Paul Ryan is an Ayn Rand enthusiast – I got mine and screw the rest of you parasites.
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    There is hope, however, when some companies and wealthy persons, or those who can make a difference, do not choose to go down that path of greed and actually try to nourish their lives and those of others. And I hope that a greater appreciation of such corporate entities and individuals can be made when you see how they are targeted, reviled, and demonized by the likes of screaming right-wing pundits and Fox News.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Steal? No, just time for the rich to pay the piper they have been avoiding since 1680.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Flat taxes always tax the poor harder than the rich, why graduated income tax is the best. Also austerity during a depression is stupid and destructive and we have known that since the 1930’s.

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