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Putin Warns The US Against Socialism
Young Amercians Documentary ^ | 2/16/09 | Pat Dollard

Posted on 02/17/2009 5:35:13 PM PST by pissant

Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has said the US should take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise “excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state’s omnipotence”.

“In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state’s role absolute,” Putin said during a speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated.”

Sounding more like Barry Goldwater than the former head of the KGB, Putin said, “Nor should we turn a blind eye to the fact that the spirit of free enterprise, including the principle of personal responsibility of businesspeople, investors, and shareholders for their decisions, is being eroded in the last few months. There is no reason to believe that we can achieve better results by shifting responsibility onto the state.”

Putin also cautioned the US against using military Keynesianism to lift its economy out of recession, saying, “in the longer run, militarization won’t solve the problem but will rather quell it temporarily. What it will do is squeeze huge financial and other resources from the economy instead of finding better and wiser uses for them.” Putin’s comments come in sharp contrast to Russia’s own military buildup and expansion.

Putin also echoed the words of conservative maverick Ron Paul when he said, “we must assess the real situation and write off all hopeless debts and ‘bad’ assets. True, this will be an extremely painful and unpleasant process. Far from everyone can accept such measures, fearing for their capitalization, bonuses, or reputation. However, we would ‘conserve’ and prolong the crisis, unless we clean up our balance sheets.”

“The time for enlightenment has come. We must calmly, and without gloating, assess the root causes of this situation and try to peek into the future.”


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KEYWORDS: evilempire; obama; putin; socialism
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What a sad day for the US when even an ex-KGB boss has to warn the US against socialism.
1 posted on 02/17/2009 5:35:13 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Gee...maybe we should email this to our LIBERAL “friends.” Wonder if they’ll get it...


2 posted on 02/17/2009 5:36:06 PM PST by goodnesswins (Conservative and fighting for freedom and liberty....whether you like it or not.)
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To: pissant

Is this for real?


3 posted on 02/17/2009 5:36:40 PM PST by madison10
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To: pissant

ROFL!


4 posted on 02/17/2009 5:36:42 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: goodnesswins

They’d call the communist Putie just another right winger


5 posted on 02/17/2009 5:37:16 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Obama is moving us towards socialism but...

Putin should not speak so soon. Putin has brought a level of state ownership in Russia not seen since Soviet times, and much more than Western European countries.


6 posted on 02/17/2009 5:37:24 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: pissant

So,....Putin is more conservative than Obama. Who knew?


7 posted on 02/17/2009 5:37:55 PM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: pissant
Hah!
Crap. We've out commied' the commies...
It certainly is a sad day when we've sprinted past the old Soviet Union in our race to the left (as they inch towards the right)...
8 posted on 02/17/2009 5:38:24 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: pissant
Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has said the US should take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise “excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state’s omnipotence”.

Well I've heard it all now. A KGB thug lecturing us on capitalism. The world is truly upside down.

5.56mm

9 posted on 02/17/2009 5:38:46 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: pissant

Doesn’t Putin know that Obummer is the Messiah?


10 posted on 02/17/2009 5:39:06 PM PST by bergmeid (HolyO is self-destructing. Fast. VERY fast.)
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To: pissant

I swear, life is getting really bizzare.


11 posted on 02/17/2009 5:39:44 PM PST by VR-21 ("If it's a vision of the future you want...")
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To: pissant

Life is very strange right now...


12 posted on 02/17/2009 5:40:56 PM PST by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: M Kehoe

-—Well I’ve heard it all now. A KGB thug lecturing us on capitalism. The world is truly upside down.-—

Ain’t that the truth....


13 posted on 02/17/2009 5:41:39 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Beware, world! I haz camera!)
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To: pissant

It must really be bad if a Russian has to warn us against Obama’s Marxism.


14 posted on 02/17/2009 5:43:19 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: TigersEye; yorkie

Shaking my head & a is this for real?


15 posted on 02/17/2009 5:43:48 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: VR-21

Yup, its like we have all walked through the looking glass only to find a hookah smoking caterpillar is now our President.


16 posted on 02/17/2009 5:44:15 PM PST by HerrBlucher
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To: Jim Robinson

The marxist quisling makes Jimmuh Carter seem like a moderate statesman.


17 posted on 02/17/2009 5:44:26 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Putin has his stash-bag invested in US dollars and instruments.


18 posted on 02/17/2009 5:44:45 PM PST by Chickensoup ("Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.")
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To: madison10

Onionesque.


19 posted on 02/17/2009 5:45:05 PM PST by txhurl (ralph)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Can be summed up thusly....
“Do as I say, not as I do!”


20 posted on 02/17/2009 5:45:31 PM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: pissant

What the dumbass DemocRATS and their Obamacorns don’t understand is that you can’t have Socialism and the America we once had at the same time. Socialism is a parasite. It feeds off of capitalism. Unfortuantely, it eventually kills its host. That’s what is happening right now.


21 posted on 02/17/2009 5:45:34 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Have You Punched A Democrat Today? - Do it for the children.)
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To: pissant
Uhhh..... there's a photo accompanying the article of Putin displaying a really exaggerated winking of one eye.

Can you say "April 1st is early this year"???

22 posted on 02/17/2009 5:45:45 PM PST by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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To: pandoraou812
Here's the original article Guess it's real. Now I'm REALLY depressed.
23 posted on 02/17/2009 5:45:57 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

“Is this for real?”

I was wondering the same thing.

It’s a sad state of affairs when the marxists are warning
America that they’re about to fall off into an economic abyss.

Socialism/marxism/communism, and all the other ism’s, does
nothing but hinder economic growth and the Russian’s know
this from experience.


24 posted on 02/17/2009 5:46:06 PM PST by Semper Mark (Second Amendment Guarantees The First Amendment)
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To: pissant

I just read this to the home crowd... like Cid said, “we’ve out commied the commies”. If it wasn’t so sad and true, it would be hilarious...


25 posted on 02/17/2009 5:46:10 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: pissant

oh, the irony ^ 2


26 posted on 02/17/2009 5:46:44 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: HerrBlucher

Yup, its like we have all walked through the looking glass only to find a hookah smoking caterpillar is now our President....”

HA! HA! That is quite a mental image. Thanks for the laugh.


27 posted on 02/17/2009 5:46:49 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: pissant

Next to Obama, Putin sounds like Barry Goldwater.


28 posted on 02/17/2009 5:48:06 PM PST by valkyry1
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To: pissant

So why’s he backing Chavez?


29 posted on 02/17/2009 5:48:07 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Vayiqach sefer haberit vayiqra' be'onzey ha`am; vayo'mru kol 'asher-dibber HaShem na`aseh venishma`.)
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To: pissant

Strange days, indeed. Ping


30 posted on 02/17/2009 5:49:00 PM PST by newheart (Obama. We kind of underestimated the creepiness.)
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To: pissant
I'll listen to whatever Putin has to say, as long as he keeps his shirt on! ;)

We ARE living in interesting times. (Most do not know that that is actually a CURSE, and not a wish of Goodwill.)

"May you live in interesting times."

31 posted on 02/17/2009 5:49:46 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: pissant
Too late Putie. Seenour new flag under the 'O'?


32 posted on 02/17/2009 5:50:19 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: pissant

Well the socialist world knows they need a capitalist America for socialism to survive.


33 posted on 02/17/2009 5:51:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: rintense
Life is very strange right now...

Maybe Bush really did see a soul in there. Next we'll have Chavez warning us not to nationalize the banks.

34 posted on 02/17/2009 5:51:37 PM PST by Bearshouse
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To: pissant

There’s are many differences between us and the Soviet Union in 1917.

The most important one is that we have lots of guns in private hands. For those who own a gun, do NOT give it up. Ever. I don’t care what laws Obama and his gang pass.


35 posted on 02/17/2009 5:51:57 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Same reason he like the Obamunist.


36 posted on 02/17/2009 5:54:05 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: HerrBlucher; John Semmens

I had to come back and make sure I hadn’t swallowed another one of John Semmens’s plastic worms. Incredible.


37 posted on 02/17/2009 5:54:09 PM PST by VR-21 ("If it's a vision of the future you want...")
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To: madison10
Is this for real?

All too real.

38 posted on 02/17/2009 5:56:40 PM PST by MichiganConservative (You are a slave. The government is your owner and master. For many slaves, it is also their god.)
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To: MichiganConservative

Terrifying that.


39 posted on 02/17/2009 5:57:25 PM PST by madison10
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To: pissant

“Putin has said the US should take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise “excessive intervention in economic activity”

Meanwhile the Russian Stock Market suspended trading again today...


40 posted on 02/17/2009 5:58:05 PM PST by NoLibZone (To preserve this nation a strongly worded email is in order!)
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To: madison10

It is real I read about it a couple of weeks back.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2174612/posts?page=11#11


41 posted on 02/17/2009 5:58:31 PM PST by TBall
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To: Our man in washington

If they want my guns and ammunition, I’ll give them the ammo first. Bullets first. From the barrel. They can take my gun after they’ve killed me.


42 posted on 02/17/2009 5:58:42 PM PST by MichiganConservative (You are a slave. The government is your owner and master. For many slaves, it is also their god.)
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To: pissant
Our Leaders seem determined to take the plunge.....

Meanwhile, our adversaries are freaking out at the prospect that they will not have potent adversaries allowing them to defend their own stupid Economy and its premises.

43 posted on 02/17/2009 6:00:34 PM PST by Radix (22;22 EST, 13 Feb 2009, C-Span2, Silent wait for Sen to come bury USA after burying his Mom)
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To: pandoraou812
Shaking my head & a is this for real?

That was my first reaction, that this must be a clever satire which somebody put together. But the text of the speech is on-line at the Wall Street Journal, and I consider it highly unlikely that the WSJ would be taken in by a fake.

I read the complete speech, and have to admit that I was impressed. Putin appears to have a much better grasp of the situation than Obama or McCain or Bush. Which tells you how pathetic our leadership is in the United States.

44 posted on 02/17/2009 6:01:30 PM PST by dpwiener
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To: MichiganConservative

GOT YOUR BACK


45 posted on 02/17/2009 6:03:39 PM PST by peace with honor
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To: rbg81
So,....Putin is more conservative than Obama. Who knew?

Any of us who intermittently read Pravda.

46 posted on 02/17/2009 6:04:49 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: dpwiener

Thanks for the link. It is sad when Putin has a better grasp of the situation for sure!


47 posted on 02/17/2009 6:05:07 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't play leapfrog with a unicorn! ...........^............)
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To: pissant

Wasn’t this once parodied on the Onion? It proves that you cannot parody liberals, they will eventually embarass you and everyone else by living up to the parody.


48 posted on 02/17/2009 6:05:38 PM PST by lormand (...don't blame me, I never vote democRAT)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
So why’s he backing Chavez?

Realpolitik.

49 posted on 02/17/2009 6:06:16 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: pissant

The Russian’s a worried.

If the U.S. falls into economic collapse, then they wont
be able to depend on our IMF money to bail them out...

...again.


50 posted on 02/17/2009 6:08:57 PM PST by Semper Mark (Second Amendment Guarantees The First Amendment)
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