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Geithner Is Overreaching on Regulatory Power (China and Russiain to have a said U.S banks) ^ | MARCH 27, 2009 | FRANCIS X. DIEBOLD and DAVID A. SKEEL JR.

Posted on 04/05/2009 3:01:35 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen

Geithner Is Overreaching on Regulatory Power We don't need more politics in our economics. The proposal is being offered as a clever political solution to the turf war that might have erupted if the Treasury or FDIC alone were given this quasi-nationalization authority, with no input from the Fed.

But the real issue is whether this expansion of regulators' powers is wise.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: banking; government; system; wto
Through the G-20 summit and private meetings with leaders of China and Russia, Obama said the United States "has made real and unprecedented progress" toward strengthening alliances and finding common ground on economic and national security issues.

President Obama has just gave China and Russiain g20 to have a said in America banking system

1 posted on 04/05/2009 3:01:35 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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DickMorrisReports - 4.3.09

2 posted on 04/05/2009 3:02:10 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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To: AmericaCitizen

America conspiracy dick morris

3 posted on 04/05/2009 3:02:52 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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I guess that is why the unemployment rate id the highest since 25+yrs and double that of the worst ever in Pres George W Bush's.

Good going 0

4 posted on 04/05/2009 3:05:18 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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DICK MORRIS, DICKMORRIS.COM: Well, it depends on what you want to achieve. I think it was a disaster, but it’s probably a disaster he likes. Literally from April 2nd of this year — that is, today — it’s a whole new world of financial regulation in which, essentially, all of the U.S. regulatory bodies and all U.S. companies are put under

(international regulation, international supervision.)

It really amounts to a global economic government.

Let me read you from the communique, Greta. “We agree to a framework of internationally agreed upon high standards. We will set up a financial stability board with a strengthened mandate to extend regulation and oversight to all systemically important financial institutions, instruments and markets” — including hedge funds, all — anything that they decide is important to the system — “to endorse and implement tough new principles on paying (ph) compensation and to support sustainable compensation schemes and the corporate social responsibility of all firms.”

Just when Obama is accused of socialism, he’s essentially creating world economic governance. This means that the FSB, this newly created board, (Financial Stability Board)

, patterned on the Financial Stability Forum that now exists, headed by an Italian banker, populated largely by the European bank executives, will make the decisions on what standards our own SEC and Federal Reserve board should apply to all firms in the United States of any significant size about executive compensation, market activities, and a whole range of issues that used to be under free enterprise reserved for private decision making.

This is an unbelievably radical document! This trivializes everything Obama’s done until now!

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, the Financial Stability Board that you’re speaking of — two questions. Who makes up this board? Actually, it’s three. Who makes up the board? Who decides who makes up the board? And is the board almost a sort of a — an intellectual exercise, in the sense hat it makes reference to what people — what countries should do, or is it — or is it mandatory?

MORRIS: Well, it’s made up the central bankers of the G-20 states. And one of the ironies and things about this is the

United States has about 60 percent of the assets of the G-20 — no, I’m sorry, about 40 percent of the assets of the GDP of the entire G-20, and yet we have one vote and Argentina has one vote.

But the central bankers make this up. They essentially are more or less a self-perpetuating oligarchy. They’re not really chosen by anybody. I suppose they’re appointed by their prime ministers and presidents, but that’s a lengthy and arm’s length process.

And as to whether their rules will be advisory or mandatory, it’ll be up to them. Clearly, this communique indicates that they want agreed upon high standards, which means uniformity. And they presumably will have the power to compel this through their member states.

You know, I’ve had a long experience in dealing with the European Union, and this is how they operate. All the focus was on how much will there be in the stimulus package, $1.1 trillion. And did Obama win? Did Sarkozy win? And in the meantime, they slip this in under the radar, which is absolutely creating an international economic union.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did anybody oppose it, any country say, Look, this is a lousy idea?

• Watch Greta’s interview with Dick Morris MORRIS: Yes, Obama. This was so unbelievable. Obama was the one pressing for less regulation and more spending. And he had to convince the Europeans. But eventually — but Obama himself is a socialist, I believe, and he had no problem really with this.

This truly creates a global economic system. From now on, don’t look to Washington for the rule making, look to Brussels.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, the $1.1 trillion loan for the IMF, who pays that $1.1 trillion? I mean, I know that we’re quite a generous nation.

MORRIS: I think we pay. VAN SUSTEREN: We contribute a lot. But I’m trying to figure out how much we’re — you know, we’re putting into the kitty.

MORRIS: I forget the exact number. I think we pay 250 and the other countries chip in the rest. But the point is that the European — the IMF, the International Monetary Fund, and the FSF, the Financial Stability Forum, are basically European operations. They’re run by Europe. The World Bank is run by the United States.

And at Bretton Woods, when they set this up, they sort of said Europe has the IMF and the United States has the World Bank. And what that means, really, is that European socialists are going to be making the regulatory rules concerning compensation for all, all systemically important U.S. firms. All!

VAN SUSTEREN: And we got to go. We got to go, Dick. Thank you.

5 posted on 04/05/2009 3:07:40 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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To: BornToBeAmerican

this international s-— is (TREASON)

6 posted on 04/05/2009 3:09:29 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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7 posted on 04/05/2009 3:11:06 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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This interview’s been posted a few times over the past few days...if you haven’t watched it, it’s an interesting theory of why Geithner hasn’t been let go, and why he wants the “power” to choose which CEOs stay and which go.

Bill Moyers interviews William Black:

8 posted on 04/05/2009 3:13:11 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: AmericaCitizen

Sovereignty stolen

Sovereignty means “supreme, independent authority. …” National sovereignty means “supreme, independent authority in government.” The United States bought its sovereignty with the blood of sovereign individuals who laid down their lives so this nation could be free from the dictates and demands of another nation.

The United States joined the community of nations as a sovereign nation. Over time, however, little by little, this sovereignty has been stolen.

Article 2 of the Convention on the Law of the Sea declares: “The sovereignty over the territorial sea is exercised subject to this Convention and to other rules of international law.” This treaty, if ratified, will steal a little sovereignty from the United States.

A little sovereignty was stolen by the North American Free Trade Agreement, by Article 511, which requires that each member nation conform its laws to NAFTA’s uniform regulations within 180 days of the issuance of regulations. These NAFTA regulations are issued by non-elected bureaucrats. Their power to compel the United States to change its laws is the usurpation – or theft – of national sovereignty.

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The U.N.-funded Commission on Global Governance declared in 1995 that national “sovereignty has to be exercised collectively.”

There is no such thing as “collective” sovereignty. Sovereignty is “supreme and independent authority,” or it is not sovereignty. A nation that exercises its sovereignty “collectively” is not a sovereign nation, but a member of a collective government that exercises authority over the members of the collective.

The Brookings Institution has issued a new Action Plan, which claims that:

International cooperation today must be built on the principle of responsible sovereignty, or the notion that sovereignty entails obligations and duties toward other states as well as to one’s own citizens.
Brookings’ “responsible sovereignty” sounds very much like the U.N.’s “collective sovereignty” – neither is the “supreme and independent authority” for which our forefathers died.

It is little wonder that the Brookings Action Plan is a reflection of the plan offered by the Commission on Global Governance. Of the 16-member group that produced the document, 13 are members of the Council on Foreign Relations, the organization created in 1921 expressly to prepare the United States to accept the United Nations and the idea of global governance.

The European counterpart to the CFR is the Royal Institute of International Affairs, also known as the “Chatham House Gang.” They have been far more successful in preparing Europe for the notion of “collective” sovereignty. It took decades to create the European Union, but it is now firmly in place and is exercising considerable power in the United Nations and in the G20 meetings.

The people who exercise this power hold the common belief that an international government should regulate the affairs of individuals, organizations, companies and the governments of subsidiary nations.

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The Obama administration appears to share this belief. Obama has publicly committed to support an international system of regulations on energy use. As a senator, Obama’s Global Poverty Act attempted to force the U.S. into compliance with the U.N. directive to increase payment of international aid to 0.7 percent of GDP at an estimated cost of nearly $845 billion over 10 years. Obama has demonstrated his determination to ignore free-market principles by bailing out private industries and then exercising management-by-government.

Obama – by his actions – believes that government is the solution to all problems caused by the failure of capitalism. The truth is that government intervention in free-market capitalism is the cause of the problems.

The massive intervention proposed by the Obama administration can only worsen the domestic situation in the long run. And Obama’s propensity to submit to the international community’s regulatory regime is sure to redistribute America’s wealth to achieve a more equitable global poverty for all.

This situation is not simply a possibility for some future generation. It is a real and present danger. It is happening now with every deficit-laden bill passed by Congress and with every new international entanglement that steals a little more of our national sovereignty.

There is only one remedy: Throw the bums out!

Start looking, now, for a replacement for your representative and your senators. A good, simple yardstick to measure your representative’s dedication to the Constitution is to ask him/her to co-sponsor the Enumerated Powers Act (H.R. 450) – or to explain in writing why not. If you get a mealy-mouthed non-responsive reply, tell the editor of every newspaper and every talk show host in your district. Voters must hold their representatives accountable.

This current batch of people who populate the government appear to have little regard for the principles of freedom founded on the national sovereignty won at Valley Forge. They appear eager to watch that sovereignty be stolen, little by little, through more and more international entanglement. They seem hell-bent on stripping sovereignty from every individual and doling out instead limited freedoms to those who conform to government-prescribed values.

The sovereignty of individuals and of our nation is in great jeopardy. Now is the time for individuals to stand up and be counted.

9 posted on 04/05/2009 3:13:54 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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watch the end

10 posted on 04/05/2009 3:18:42 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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I thought anyone who conspred against America was automatically tried for treason?

11 posted on 04/05/2009 3:20:44 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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*********I thought anyone who conspred against America was automatically tried for treason?*********

Where have you been sleeping?

jane Fonda, Bill Ayres,John Kerry the list goes on and on of people who have worked against this government or been in violation of the Logan act.

12 posted on 04/05/2009 3:39:43 PM PDT by Venturer
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Oh, we need to hear some more anti-american hate-stuff from the M&M boys Morris or Moyers! Us, The People understand much more than they ever will!
13 posted on 04/05/2009 3:49:47 PM PDT by katya8
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To: katya8
Sorry.......correction on We, The People should be here.
14 posted on 04/05/2009 3:56:06 PM PDT by katya8
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15 posted on 04/05/2009 4:01:53 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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Wouldn’t you rather walk into a future of “pas-encore-vu”???

16 posted on 04/05/2009 4:15:16 PM PDT by katya8
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To: AmericaCitizen

Video is 15 years old. wow.

17 posted on 04/05/2009 4:34:09 PM PDT by Orange1998
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it time to get out of this international system

18 posted on 04/05/2009 4:49:25 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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but but but............some Demcratic attorney sap told me Geithner was a folking genius!!!!!!!!!!

19 posted on 04/05/2009 4:55:42 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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These dishonest people like Carl Rove and Rush & Hannity and the politicos know about the only way to bail out the automakers would be to have a fair trade were foriegn makers had to pay a tax to sell there cars in this country like we have to in order to sell in their countries. But they don’t care. These men call themselves conservatives and care nothing of the growing military threat of China and it’s alliance with Russia. They don’t care the we will have no Steel and industrial strength left to defend ourselves from a Chinese attack once they destroy General Motors and the rest of the auto industry. And they don’t care. No bankruptcy can General Motors bring wages as low as Korea’s or China or allow them to compete against German and Japanese cars brought in our country tax free, while the taxes double the cost of the few cars we export and to them. All the car companies need are loan guarantees for daily operating capital.
Etc. and a tax on imported autos as they do on our auto exports.

20 posted on 04/05/2009 5:20:09 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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Steel? Hmm..weren't they unionized?
American Auto MFGR's, aren't they unionized?

Don't forget who is doing a pretty damn good job at destroying industries from within.

Also, welcome to Free Republic

21 posted on 04/05/2009 5:29:49 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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thank to treasury The Great American Yard Sale,9171,1832861,00.html

22 posted on 04/05/2009 5:33:15 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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No thanks, but good luck with that if its your thing.

23 posted on 04/05/2009 5:35:55 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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Over the past five years, foreign takeovers of U.S. companies have steadily risen. Among the more notable: Swiss pharmaceutical maker Novartis’ $39 billion staggered buyout of Alcon, the world leader in eye care; British energy distributor National Grid’s takeover of utility KeySpan Corp. for $11.8 billion; Saudi Arabian petrochemical company SABIC’s acquisition of GE’s plastics division for $11.6 billion; and Italian aerospace company Finmeccanica’s pending takeover of the U.S. military contractor DRS Technologies in a $5.2 billion deal. Some 55% of foreign direct investment in the U.S. came from the Old Country last year, with extra impetus now coming from its currency advantage. Says Scévole de Cazotte, senior policy director for Europe at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: “European companies are very much conscious of the potential windfall. You buy cheap now with the belief that in 10 years the currency will have rebounded.”

Infrastructure is a prime example. Barcelona-based Abertis has been buying up airport-operation contracts from Atlanta and Burbank, Calif., among others, and a variety of service contracts in tele communications and parking garages. Now it is seeking a $12.8 billion deal to operate the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but the state legislature has balked. The road to growth leads to the U.S., says Abertis spokesman Toni Brunet, who notes that states and municipalities have lagged behind European public entities in privatization. “In terms of infrastructure, the U.S. is an emerging market,” says Brunet.

Indeed, European infrastructure firms calculate that the U.S. needs a massive infusion of capital to modernize its roads, bridges and power lines, highlighted by a recent spate of blackouts and the tragic collapse of a Minneapolis highway bridge last year. Steve Lucas, cfo of British power utility National Grid, says estimates are that the U.S. will spend $2 trillion in the next two decades upgrading electricity and gas infrastructure. “That’s bigger than China,” he notes.

24 posted on 04/05/2009 5:40:18 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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China and Russiain to have a said U.S banks

Beware, PWI (posting while intoxicated) can lead to headline horrors like this one. It's a hugh and series problem.

25 posted on 04/05/2009 5:47:16 PM PDT by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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While all that information is nice and on point, you still do not recognize the fact that "workers organizations" and unions are killing American Business'.

Let's take the PA Turnpike you stated. I drive that pike from time to time. It is unionized and you DO NOT get a job there unless you know someone or area family member. Same thing with MANY of the sanitation plants. I know some of those folks as well. Nice people to have a BBQ with, but the "on te job" work ethic of a looter.
Let's move on to one you did not mention; Westinghouse. A once great company. Again, unionized and left to the dust bins of American commerce. I worked there and can tell you stories of the East End Center and how INEFFICIENT it was due to; UNIONs.

I do not argue the point that there is TOO much foreign interests in the United States in the Private Sector. I wish it were different too. But reality is, for companies to survive in TODAY's America with the Federal Government regulating EVERYTHING, taxing everything and lawyers at every turn suing everything; American Bussiness' are operating in protective mode, not entrepreneurial mode.

Recognize first that Union's and their outdated model and suffocating contracts are killing the very life force they wish to work for. Democrats that say they are for the working class LIE (Witness the Coal Minors union swinging left in the '08 election. Sorry guys! President Obama has you in his sights!).

If you are genuine and posting with concern, I feel right there with you.

I suspect however you are trolling this site as of the moment.

26 posted on 04/05/2009 5:53:58 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: AmericaCitizen; mad_as_he$$
United States Congressional Record January 19, 1976, page 240 Marjorie S. Holt (Maryland): “Mr. Speaker, many of us recently received a letter from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, inviting members of Congress to participate in a ceremonial signing of “A Declaration of INTERdependence” on January 30 in Congress Hall, adjacent to Independence Hall in Philadelphia. A number of Members of Congress have been invited to sign this document, lending their prestige to its theme, but I want the record to show my strong opposition to this declaration. It calls for the surrender of our national sovereignty to international organizations. It declares that our economy should be regulated by international authorities. 6 posted on Saturday, March 07, 2009 5:58:17 AM by mad_as_he$$ (You want me to buy heavy metal? Metallica?)

Check the date. They have schemed a long time for this to happen. May God Save the Republic.

27 posted on 04/05/2009 6:02:37 PM PDT by EBH (The world is a balance between good & evil, your next choice will tip the scale.)
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Longer than you and I’ve been born.

28 posted on 04/05/2009 6:31:02 PM PDT by Cockroach (It doesn't matter who wins the rat race; in the end you're still a rat.)
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To: BfloGuy

you are a nut

29 posted on 04/05/2009 7:20:03 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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To: Cockroach

President Obama is seting up a new international system

30 posted on 04/05/2009 8:05:51 PM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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VAN SUSTEREN: And we got to go. We got to go, Dick. Thank you.

Exhibit A of our soundbite society. This discussion deserved an hour of its own. Instead, on to the next irrelevant subject!

31 posted on 04/05/2009 9:18:45 PM PDT by Carling ("We've lost two people in my family because you dickheads won't cut trees down," - Warwick Spooner)
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No, he or she just noted that your command of the English language is imperfect, as evidenced by your freeper name and your posting, and he or she assumed that the errors are a result of PUI- Posting Under the Influence. He failed to take into consideration the possibility that English is not your native tongue.

32 posted on 04/07/2009 1:39:03 AM PDT by piasa
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why are you personnely attacked me? get to the point of the story ,not me ,

but that show your (character)

33 posted on 04/07/2009 10:00:03 AM PDT by AmericaCitizen
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I wasn't attacking you. I was coming to your defense by pointing out the possibility that English isn't your first language and so the other individual's comment about you being intoxicated may be groundless. Your choice of screen name suggests that you are foreign-born and proudly naturalized, an it is not an insult to take note of it.

Other possibilities include :

A. A disability, in which case making too much of an issue of English skills would be wrong and hurtful because you are doing your best.

B. You attend or did attend a public school, and will, like most people, improve your skills with experience.


C. You are a foreigner who hasn't yet mastered the language and are too sensitive to admit it or to improve, pretending to be a US citizen for some silly reason. (Talk about character.)

But on second thought, perhaps the other poster was spot-on.

34 posted on 04/08/2009 3:36:40 AM PDT by piasa
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