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Allen West: ‘The free market without bankruptcy is like religion without hell’
BizPacReview.com ^ | June 23, 2012 | Michele Kirk

Posted on 06/23/2012 4:21:49 AM PDT by T.O.K.

In an official campaign kick-off speech, given earlier this month, Congressman Allen West covered a wide spectrum of issues educating his audience on where he stands on the issues that drive public conversation today. One topic that drew heavy applause was the idea of government bailouts.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: allenwest; bailouts; freemarket; religion
How could anyone not agree with this? I will never understand libs!
1 posted on 06/23/2012 4:22:01 AM PDT by T.O.K.
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To: T.O.K.

Ladies and gentlemen, the next Vice President of the United States


2 posted on 06/23/2012 4:26:49 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (I like to think of FreeRepublic as the new White Horse Inn - FReeper Springfield Reformer)
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To: T.O.K.
More like, say, idunno, water without hydrogen. It simply isn't.
3 posted on 06/23/2012 4:26:49 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: T.O.K.

Ladies and gentlemen, the next Vice President of the United States


4 posted on 06/23/2012 4:27:01 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (I like to think of FreeRepublic as the new White Horse Inn - FReeper Springfield Reformer)
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To: T.O.K.

Even here at FR you’ll find those who believe business should be risk free and investment should be without possibility of loss.


5 posted on 06/23/2012 4:29:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: VRW Conspirator
West should get the top spot.

I think West is too far “right” for the Chosen Willard to want him as his VP, though.
6 posted on 06/23/2012 4:30:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: cripplecreek
To those Freepers I would say Give me all your money and I'll guarantee a 50% return.
I promise, Trust me, your money is safe with me.
7 posted on 06/23/2012 4:40:25 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: VRW Conspirator

“Ladies and gentlemen, the next Vice President of the United States”

from your keyboard to G-d’s ears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 06/23/2012 4:42:54 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: T.O.K.

I agree with him on the free markets, but disagree that a religion needs hell to be effective.


9 posted on 06/23/2012 4:43:03 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: T.O.K.

Great line.


10 posted on 06/23/2012 5:12:57 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: VRW Conspirator

That would be nice.........................


11 posted on 06/23/2012 5:13:41 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKS!)
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To: T.O.K.

“...The free market without bankruptcy...
...why make good decisions if you know there won’t be consequences for making bad ones...”
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I wonder if he includes bankruptcy proof lending of money for student loans to people who in a true free market would never qualify in his thought process.


12 posted on 06/23/2012 5:21:34 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: MaxMax

My electric company got approval to raise rates to make up for “losses” resulting for falling demand.

So much for the old free market concept of supply and demand.

However it should also be noted that they’re building wind farms which will lead to falling supply and I suspect they’ll rediscover supply and demand as their supply falls. They’re getting tax breaks for going green as well.

I don’t know what we are but it sure isn’t a free market economy. Maybe market socialism.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 5:51:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Olog-hai

I did not see one single or bumper sticker for McCain until he chose Palin as his running mate.

I know Mitt’s new pro-gun, pro-freedom blabber is just political spin.

I wonder if he has the sense to choose West as VP?

It would be a nice counter to the race card, even though the poverty pimps and race hustlers do not recognize conservatives of color.


14 posted on 06/23/2012 6:07:02 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: VRW Conspirator
Ladies and gentlemen, the next Vice President of the United States

Now, if we could just find a Presidential candidate to go with him.

15 posted on 06/23/2012 6:25:23 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Why should west go for VP? That man should be going for the top spot!


16 posted on 06/23/2012 6:37:55 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: cripplecreek
While the Feds continue to overreach into interstate commerce
all free markets in America will suffer. Especially artificial food pricing
by forcing a system that forces one farm to sell to another state instead of
allowing local commerce. Frustrating to say the least.
17 posted on 06/23/2012 7:48:40 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: VRW Conspirator
Ladies and gentlemen, the next Vice President of the United States

I hope you are correct. He would also make a hell of a Secretary of Defense.

18 posted on 06/23/2012 8:13:18 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: 9YearLurker
I agree with him on the free markets, but disagree that a religion needs hell to be effective.

Though you may not agree, this is a basic tenet of Christianity. Without a penalty for sin, there is nothing to be forgiven - and no need for a savior. In other words, religion would be pointless without just condemnation for sin. There can be no reward without risk of loss.

Allen West is a brilliant speaker.

19 posted on 06/23/2012 8:21:03 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: T.O.K.

I don’t believe Allen West has said one thing yet that I can strongly disagree with.

Somebody said: “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.” And this is what the banks should do... win stupid prizes like bankruptcy.

They made stupid investments, a lot of people did. The sooner the failures come the better off we will all be and especially the ones who didn’t make stupid investments.

Look at Iceland, they are pulling out of the crap already. We are still going deeper into it.


20 posted on 06/23/2012 9:01:00 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: T.O.K.

Great and true slogan. We should use it.

I have a feeling we have not heard the last out of bailouts for foreign, state and local governments, corporations and banksters who havee their paws in the US Treasury via Rinos.


21 posted on 06/24/2012 12:02:14 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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