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  • Zimbabwe finance minister admits: “We’ve got only £138.34 ($217) in the bank”

    01/30/2013 4:34:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:12 EST, 30 January 2013 | Dan Newling
    Zimbabwe’s finance minister has taken a hard look at the cash-strapped country’s bank accounts—and discovered it only has £138.34 left. Tendai Biti made the announcement at a press conference yesterday, declaring: “Last week when we paid civil servants, there was $217 in government coffers.” Mr. Biti went on to tell the shocked news reporters that they were individually likely to have healthier bank balances than the state’s. “The government finances are in paralysis state at the present moment”, Mr. Biti admitted. … The stunning confession about the country’s poor financial state is the culmination of years of ruinous economic policy...
  • Gingrich to Georgia GOP: Let's rally around Romney

    05/19/2012 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 223 replies
    The Florida Times Union ^ | May 19, 2012 | Errin Haines
    Newt Gingrich took the stage at the Georgia Republican Party state convention on Saturday wearing a Mitt Romney sticker, focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama and attempting to energize the crowd around his former Republican rival. "To every conservative, everywhere in America: When your choice on the one hand is Barack Obama, and your choice on the other hand is Mitt Romney, no serious conservative could possibly believe that electing Barack Obama is acceptable ... for America."