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Old 02-17-13, 14:57
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Three questions:

1) Who owns the Fed.?

2) What percentage of "money" is printed?

3) What is "leverage"?

You've stumped me there. I'd like to hear your answers tho.

Also, go ahead and define "money" for me as you are defining it above.

"Leverage" in a financial context? Accounting, economic... What?
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Why does it matter, when the same Wall St. faces shuffle in and out of D.C.?
Which brings it back to one of my original questions on this thread.

Who is more culpable... the central banker buying the politician or the politician accepting the payment?

This is my biggest argument why the government should be limited. It's really Velo's argument relating to gun control. A smaller government limits the amount of corruptability.
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Which brings it back to one of my original questions on this thread.

Who is more culpable... the central banker buying the politician or the politician accepting the payment?

This is my biggest argument why the government should be limited. It's really Velo's argument relating to gun control. A smaller government limits the amount of corruptability.
Problem is not the government concept, it is that the government is controlled by the very people that it should be exerting control on. That is why it is not working now. Less government less ability to control and reduce the bad parts of capitalism's effect on society.
Who was worse when it came to cheating, Lance or Tyler?
Measure the crime by the amount of ill gotten gains and damage to society, bankers are worse, hands down.
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Which brings it back to one of my original questions on this thread.

Who is more culpable... the central banker buying the politician or the politician accepting the payment?

This is my biggest argument why the government should be limited. It's really Velo's argument relating to gun control. A smaller government limits the amount of corruptability.
Yes! And if I amputate my head I eliminate my headache problem!
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Problem is not the government concept, it is that the government is controlled by the very people that it should be exerting control on. That is why it is not working now. Less government less ability to control and reduce the bad parts of capitalism's effect on society.
Who was worse when it came to cheating, Lance or Tyler?
Measure the crime by the amount of ill gotten gains and damage to society, bankers are worse, hands down.
i think they're equally culpable. if i've entrusted my vote to someone who sells me out the size and scope of their gain isn't as important as vow they've broken.
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i think they're equally culpable. if i've entrusted my vote to someone who sells me out the size and scope of their gain isn't as important as vow they've broken.
Trouble is we've created a system where it is impossible to get elected to anything without that kind of money behind you.
Election reform.
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Trouble is we've created a system where it is impossible to get elected to anything without that kind of money behind you.
Election reform.
I did see a study recently that showed in US elections the wealthier candidate wins over 90% of the time.
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The end of result of Reagans famous quip that government is the problem. It's tough to govern when your operating philosophy and your political base think government is per se evil and can do nothing right

http://www.rollcall.com/news/ornstei...22-1.html?pg=2
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Trouble is we've created a system where it is impossible to get elected to anything without that kind of money behind you.
Election reform.
good luck on that happening
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The end of result of Reagans famous quip that government is the problem. It's tough to govern when your operating philosophy and your political base think government is per se evil and can do nothing right

http://www.rollcall.com/news/ornstei...22-1.html?pg=2
Well the government has not done much to change that point of view.

Especially considering we have a Comie-Muslim in the office of the president these days.
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