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Putin says U.S. is a "parasite" on global economy
reuters ^ | 7/31/11 | LAKE SELIGER, Russia

Posted on 08/01/2011 2:33:58 PM PDT by Nachum

(Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States Monday of living beyond its means "like a parasite" on the global economy and said dollar dominance was a threat to the financial markets.

"They are living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy," Putin told a Kremlin youth group while touring its summer camp north of Moscow.

"They are living like parasites off the global economy and their monopoly of the dollar."

President Barack Obama announced a last-ditch deal to cut about $2.4 trillion from the U.S. deficit over a decade, avoid a crushing debt default and stave off the risk that the nation's AAA credit rating would be downgraded.

The deal initially soothed anxieties and led Russian stocks to jump to three-month highs, but jitters remained over the possibility of a credit downgrade.

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KEYWORDS: economy; global; hussein; parasite; putin; socialist; ussa
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1 posted on 08/01/2011 2:34:01 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

maybe,

but the u.s. keeps the world oil shipping lanes open etc.


2 posted on 08/01/2011 2:36:28 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Nachum

Sorry, but this is strong medicine, and WE NEED IT.

The US —not Russia— is a parasite.

The WashPost —not Pravda— is a dishonest, government CHEER LEADER.

These times are crazy as hell, sure, but that’s the damned TRUTH.

HE IS RIGHT.


3 posted on 08/01/2011 2:39:09 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nachum

Maybe, he was talking about leadership in Washington?


4 posted on 08/01/2011 2:39:25 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Nachum
Considering that Obama proved that a President does not have to be 'Natural Born', why don't we draft Putin to be President. I'll bet he would kick some a$$.


5 posted on 08/01/2011 2:40:03 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: Nachum

Putin gets it.


6 posted on 08/01/2011 2:40:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ken21
I said RESET!
7 posted on 08/01/2011 2:40:16 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: Nachum
Putie is right. Sorta.
 


The real US parasite.
8 posted on 08/01/2011 2:40:31 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it)
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To: gaijin

I’m in agreement. Putin is right. He doesn’t call a spade a spade, he calls a spade a motherhuggin’ shovel.


9 posted on 08/01/2011 2:42:03 PM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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To: Nachum

Putin is just another Tea Party terrorist. /s


10 posted on 08/01/2011 2:42:26 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Nachum

The left has long believed the US is a parasite on the world, that is WHY they are bankrupting us


11 posted on 08/01/2011 2:43:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Nachum
I guess Hillary better hit the reset button again. All that suckup by removing the missile shields from our friends didn't buy Barry much love. Smartest pants crease I ever saw.
12 posted on 08/01/2011 2:43:18 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: gaijin

Actually, I am feeling the same... glad I didn’t say it :p

(the socialist govt. running the show, not ‘We, the People’)


13 posted on 08/01/2011 2:43:40 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: gaijin

Well said.

Don’t enjoy saying it, but its true.


14 posted on 08/01/2011 2:45:41 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: CharlyFord
Naa, we have real men in the US that know how to use guns:


15 posted on 08/01/2011 2:46:12 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Nachum

Last Wednesday, our favorite pizza joint had CNN on. We gotta get them to change that, but I digress. There was a guy on that said the very same thing...American is sucking up all the capital. Too bad it wasn’t a call-in show.

So watch what’s coming now, folks. That is going to be the new attack. Thanks Putin and CNN for giving us advanced info. I’m sure it will be used by Daily Kos, HuffPo, ANSWER, Code Pink, and of course, MoveOn.org very soon. Start preparing!


16 posted on 08/01/2011 2:47:31 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: throwback

“I guess Hillary better hit the reset button again.”

Maybe this time the she can find someone among the overpaid, worthless Harvard-educated pseudowonks in the State Department capable of translating ONE SINGLE WORD into Russian properly.


17 posted on 08/01/2011 2:49:29 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Nachum; ken21; gaijin; Sacajaweau

He does make the same points most other would emphasize, but their currencies have about this same connection to reality as ours does now. Finding one or several of sufficient magnitude and viability to replace the dollar as a worldwide medium of exchange and store of value becomes perplexing. An individual country might think they have a solution, but they know they must also survive during the resulting chaos as all countries seek similar solutions. They see the daunting specter of disaffected holders sending trillions of dollar denominated bonds to the marketplace when there are no buyers unless prices are severely discounted. They are also frightened by the image of a devastated U.S. economy, because feeding the insatiable desires of U.S. consumers has been a mainstay of their prosperity. I imagine something like the final scene in “The Good The Bad and The Ugly”. The members of the G-20 are standing in a circle with open graves behind them. They are all contemplating how they are going to successfully outdraw the other nineteen members and survive the resulting mayhem, which Lee Van Cleef’s character did not.


18 posted on 08/01/2011 2:49:59 PM PDT by Retain Mike
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To: gaijin

Liberalism is parasitic, by nature. Any society that allows the growth of groups of young able bodied people who don’t work, but have children and live off of welfare as a birthright, is encouraging parasitism. I’m not making a global characterization here of all on welfare. I definitely believe that in the general ethos that ‘but for the grace of God there go I’, but that concept is not applicable, in my view, when people are actively scamming the system. Further, the scamming is being done not just by the recipients of the government money, but also by those who are buying votes by promoting these programs.


19 posted on 08/01/2011 2:50:23 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Nachum
Hey Putin this song's for you! Watch
20 posted on 08/01/2011 2:51:29 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Nachum

PLEASE!

If this is not justification for withdrawing all foreign aid, I don’t know what is! You’re on your own world! Please don’t ask us or our children or our grandchildren to contribute to your well being. YOU are on your own!


21 posted on 08/01/2011 2:51:52 PM PDT by sueQ (SueQ)
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To: Nachum

It was a problem with translation. Putin though Mark Halperin had refered to Obama as “kind of a tick”.


22 posted on 08/01/2011 2:54:10 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Nachum

At over $100,000,000,000,000 (100 Trillion) in public and private debt, we are effectively bankrupt.


23 posted on 08/01/2011 2:55:05 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Nachum

Remember that old flick, “Red Dawn”...?

I loved it! Cheered my lungs out when that kid held up the AK, screaming, “Wolverines..!”. I don’t regret it at all —the USSR was scary. Heck, in many ways it (Russia) STILL is.

But you know what?

RussiaToday (youTube) is WAY more honest about USA news than CNN is.

They don’t sugar-coat it —they never do.

I NEVER could have predicted that I’d EVER read or watch a Russian source, but we’ve reached a Twighlight Zone-ish place where ex-commies (?) are more honest than the President of the United States.


24 posted on 08/01/2011 2:56:33 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: sueQ

For some reason, Putin doesn’t seem to have any issue with accepting foreign aid from this parasite.


25 posted on 08/01/2011 2:56:58 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: gaijin

So, you believe that the US is a parasite? Well, if you are in the US, then you need to relocate. Please. You don’t understand the tactic here. They are trying to foment the collapse of the US by undermining the dollar and our credibility.

Do you know how much debt Russia has?

It is rare for a country to stay within their means. The idea is too get it as close as possible. Hard to balance a budget, but it is possible. Harder still if you have those like the current crop of Democrats.


26 posted on 08/01/2011 2:58:05 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Nachum

Nice try, Pooty, but parasites aren’t usually the biggest organism in the relationship nor the one whose life blood is being drained away.


27 posted on 08/01/2011 3:01:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (No dark sarcasm in the press room ... Hey!, Barry!, leave them bills alone.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

We were bankrupt way before we hit the 100 trillion mark.


28 posted on 08/01/2011 3:02:00 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government grows when times are good. It grows when times are bad. When doesn't government grow?)
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To: CharlyFord

Maybe but it would be your ass and mine that he would kick not cronies. He’s a despicable, devious dictator...not really the sort we want. We already have that.

Now Netanyahu...I could go for. :)


29 posted on 08/01/2011 3:02:59 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: mc5cents
Heh. Another Putin Song
30 posted on 08/01/2011 3:04:00 PM PDT by cartan
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To: gaijin

I agree with you.

Putin’s words are really no different from what dozens of FReepers express every day.


31 posted on 08/01/2011 3:05:19 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Nachum

I love it!
Class warfare goes global.
Liberals do not even know what they’ve unleashed.

George Orwell was right: “So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.”


32 posted on 08/01/2011 3:08:10 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: CharlyFord

He’d sure take care of the damn MSM.


33 posted on 08/01/2011 3:08:14 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Nachum

He is right. We abuse our reserve currency status by printing trillions of dollars exporting inflation. It will come back to haunt us.


34 posted on 08/01/2011 3:09:05 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: oneamericanvoice

It’s not hard to stay within your means, but it takes indistry,not Government jobs.

China stays within their means because now they have our industry. Mexico now has 5% unemployment with our industry,

Japan , Korea, Thailand, they all have our industry. We allowed American plants to be moved there. In fact we encouraged it.

Now as for Putin, the guy is a dick, but he aint all wrong about America being a parasite.

We allowed our industry to go away and now we have to keep borrowing from the places it went.


35 posted on 08/01/2011 3:20:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

I’d put a variation on what Putin said:

World capital is being sucked up and devoured by the friends of the Obama admin; unions, lawyers, activist groups and a small set of “G” companies (GE, Goldman, GM).

And the whole world will be made to starve.

What will they try to “get done” during the impending, engineered collapse...?? Ideas?

Fast & Furious shows they’re VERY comfortable with inducing a crisis in which people get killed —250 Mexican cops, so far, and 2 US offficers.


36 posted on 08/01/2011 3:28:22 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: 11th Commandment

How about a Palin/Putin ticket. Don’t think anyone would bother her with him next in line. I’m kidding of course. I’d just like to see a mean a$$ in office that would kick some liberal butts.


37 posted on 08/01/2011 3:29:19 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: Nachum

Putun is a boil on the global backside.


38 posted on 08/01/2011 3:29:51 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I hate ticks! I Love to watch them splatter when you step on them!


39 posted on 08/01/2011 3:37:25 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS!)
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To: Venturer

Exactly plus we screwed ourselves with “free trade”. We should have put up tariffs 20 years ago to protect industries and jobs. But the free traitors in DC have been calling the shots for years and making billions ofo this too. Sending industry overseas

Also blame the EPA and OSHA for stifling industry and production here, to where US companies have great incentives to move production outside our borders. To Mexico then China


40 posted on 08/01/2011 3:37:43 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT -- works better if you're already smart)
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To: Nachum

2012 is coming Putin, problem solved.


41 posted on 08/01/2011 3:39:01 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ken21

Putin’s right.


42 posted on 08/01/2011 3:48:38 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Nachum

Fuck Putin.

US taxpayers carry the world.


43 posted on 08/01/2011 4:14:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: 11th Commandment
Good picture of Sarah, but Putin does it bare chested!
44 posted on 08/02/2011 7:11:33 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Venturer

Not all jobs can stay here since there is no way to get rid of all the regulations. Sure wish we could. Plus it depends on the foreign markets they serve. Heinz, for example, has some plants overseas because it is less expensive to ship from the Far East (Indonesia, I think) to that market than here. There are alot of jobs that could be here, like customer service call center representatives.

Perhaps, those that believes the US is a parasite, should look up the definition and consider it. Only those that do not believe in American exceptionalism could make the comparison. Don’t fall for Putin’s trick. If you still think the US is a parasite, then I would ask you to relocate.


45 posted on 08/03/2011 1:20:27 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: oneamericanvoice

I could get banned for telling you what to do with your invitation for me to move.

The United States is staying afloat off the act of borrowing from other countries.

If we were to have our debts called tomorrow we would declare bankruptcy.

Funny thing is we are borrowing back our own money that we send to China to buy products that are built by companies and industry we sent there from here.

Even funnier is Obama appointed Imelt the head of GE to be the jobs Czar and he sent a good portion of those jobs there.Now even Helen Keller should be able to see that Obama isn’t trying to help our country, but the Congress of the United States just voted to let him borrow more. IF he can find someone stupid enough to buy our debt. Much of it is being bought by the federal Reserve with money that isn’t worth the paper it is printed on.

But you dont think this country is turning into a parasite.

When you must be the grasshopper that relies on the ant to keep you alive you are a parasite.


46 posted on 08/03/2011 6:58:27 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Funny that you’d think of being nasty. I was civil, yet you had to contain yourself in the face of honest disagreement. Especially since we agree that Obama isn’t good for this country.

Did you ever look up the definition of parasite? This from Random House College Dictionary: “2. a person who receives support, advantages, or the like, from another or others wtihout giving any useful or proper return.” Do you believe that the US gives nothing useful or proper? Still believe Putin is right?


47 posted on 08/14/2011 3:20:24 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: oneamericanvoice

You tell me and others who think we are becoming parasites to get out of the country and you don’t think that is nasty?

That’s civil?

When people tell me to leave the country if I don’t agree with them I get personally angry, I thought I did pretty well in a civil way after being told to leave the country if I agree that Putin was right in calling us parasites.

I certainly know what a parasite is, A parasite is a suckerfish that attach’s itself to a host shark, just like we have attached ourselves to Chinese loans, and The Democrats have attached thenselves to a Usurping Kenyan Muslim ,fake President who goes on $50,000 dollar a week vacations while his aunt lives off our public assistance.

Parasite =Aunt Zuni.


48 posted on 08/14/2011 4:07:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

No, I don’t think that I was nasty. Obviously. Nor were you because you were afraid of being banned, AND because you couldn’t have a calm disagreement.

There is alot that we agree on, but when someone believes that the country I love (and I think you do to...hopefully) is as bad as a parasite, then I invite them to relocate. Why would someone stay in a country that they believe is a parasite? I provided the definition, and according to it, the US is not a parasite. It is interesting that you hate what the Democrats and Obama are doing but believe a Communist.

The loan situation isn’t as easy as it seems. Apparently, we have alot of revenue, but the loans are on part of the debt.

Are you Zuni, or just using the name?


49 posted on 08/16/2011 2:45:18 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: Venturer

No, I don’t think that I was nasty. Obviously. Nor were you because you were afraid of being banned, AND because you couldn’t have a calm disagreement.

There is alot that we agree on, but when someone believes that the country I love (and I think you do to...hopefully) is as bad as a parasite, then I invite them to relocate. Why would someone stay in a country that they believe is a parasite? I provided the definition, and according to it, the US is not a parasite. It is interesting that you hate what the Democrats and Obama are doing but believe a Communist.

The loan situation isn’t as easy as it seems. Apparently, we have alot of revenue, but the loans are on part of the debt.

Is Zuni a shortened version of a name, or are you a member of the Zuni nation, , or just using the name?


50 posted on 08/16/2011 2:46:50 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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