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The biggest armed robbery in history
Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 05 oct 08 | Vin Suprynowicz

Posted on 10/05/2008 5:10:19 AM PDT by rellimpank

Quite "a coincidence that you're interested in this one," the salesman says. "Another lady was just in here wanting it and she ran home for her checkbook. I can't guarantee it'll still be here in half an hour."

Eleven days ago, the entire government of the United States -- OK, no one invited the Supreme Court -- sat in the White House in front of the gathered cameras and played used car salesman. From Bernanke of the Fed to Paulson of the Treasury; from Harry Reid to Nancy Pelosi; from Chris Dodd to John McCain to Barack Obama to their earnest front man George W. Bush, the government sat there stern-faced and swore in all earnestness that the nation was in an economic crisis -- a liquidity crisis (despite the fact the Fed has been printing up and handing free money to the big bankers all year, by the billions.)

Congress was going to have to hand to the nation's rich, fat cat bankers -- who have already salted away their billions in bonuses and stock options for slicing up and reselling 13 years worth of bad mortgages -- a big new IOU payable by America's struggling taxpayers, the gang insisted.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: demron; elections; suprynowicz
--the weekly Vin--
1 posted on 10/05/2008 5:10:19 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

>>To win this election, John McCain needs to hammer the fact he was calling for regulatory reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for years — that the folks who stood in the way of that reform were the Democrats who were on the payoff list, big time, for the lobbyists and PACs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Chris Dodd, Barack Obama, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton.

Then he needs to announce that his first appointment will be a secretary of the Treasury who still wants to know why we need a “Federal Reserve Board” to replace real gold and silver money with increasingly worthless fiat “dollar” coupons, at all — Republican Rep. Ron Paul.<<

Vinny, Ron Paul is the only legislator that I know who would gladly work himself out of a job.

2 posted on 10/05/2008 5:28:35 AM PDT by B4Ranch (I'd rather have a VP that can gut a Moose, than a President that wants to gut our Second Amendment!)
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To: rellimpank
There could not possibly have been ANY government in history that ever came near the total amounts of dollars in scope in thievery and corruption that was just perpetrated by the Unites States Government on its own people. No mob, no dictator, anywhere, anytime, has ever come to the scope of the massive and complete shameless criminality that just occurred. (I am referring to economic, not physical criminality. But there's still time.)

As was once observed, this country fought a WAR for the principle of no taxation without representation. So, as was also said, how does it feel WITH representation?

3 posted on 10/05/2008 5:34:37 AM PDT by Enterprise (No Oil for Democrats!)
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To: syriacus
The Democrats in Washington enacted the Community Redevelopment Act under Jimmy Carter in 1977, and then put the whole deal on steroids under Bill Clinton in 1995. Federal regulators refused to approve perfectly prudent bank mergers unless everyone participating cranked up their racial quota ratings by making "enough" bad loans to inner city minority folk, even if they had to let them use their welfare and unemployment checks to "qualify" for a mortgage.

This worked great when it came to buying Democratic votes. In the long run it didn't work out so well for the banks.

We need to counteract the media's default position...that this is a Republican scandal.

Republicans need to (casually) refer to this as

The DEMron Scandal

The Democrats will object of course....but the truth needs to be spread in a simple, yet memorable, way.

Let Barney Frank sputter in indignation.

Democrats betrayed the public trust.

We don't want them to continue to run our economy into the ground.

We need real change.

4 posted on 10/05/2008 5:43:07 AM PDT by syriacus (At the intersection of Congress and Fannie Mae .... you will find the DEMron Scandal.)
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To: rellimpank

democrats and power-the bull in the china shop.

(or maybe the irresponsible scu&bags who do it for the children.)


5 posted on 10/05/2008 6:10:12 AM PDT by ripley
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To: B4Ranch

Ron Paul is a kook who is only concerned with money. Who cares about money? Especially when there are terrorists sleeping under every bridge down by the river. There’s nothing wrong with dollars. The FED prints them as they feel like its needed. We need money for living on credit, like any responsible person does.

What a kook with his talk of Austrian economics. Since when was Ludwig von Mises ever right? Richard Nixon said “We’re all Keynesians now!” And Nixon was a staunch right-wing conservative. At least that’s what the media and public schools tells me. We just need to spend more money to get us out of this financial problem that was obviously cause by too mch capitalism.

Ron Paul is nuts when he advocates free markets and capitalism. This is America, we were founded on the idea of a nanny-government run by men and grandmas who are so much smarter and wiser than us plebes telling us how the economy should be run most efficiently. I mean, we ran our command economy much better than the Soviets and that’s why we are still around.

6 posted on 10/05/2008 6:22:10 AM PDT by MichiganConservative (Anyone who voted for the bailout thinks of taxpayers as the slaves they are. Vote them all out.)
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To: MichiganConservative

Whatever you say.

7 posted on 10/05/2008 6:37:37 AM PDT by B4Ranch (I'd rather have a VP that can gut a Moose, than a President that wants to gut our Second Amendment!)
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