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17 Dezembro, 2008

Economic Freedom or Socialist Intervention?, by Ron Paul

«(…) It is not the job of government to sustain business.  The government should get out of the way, and instead examine excessive regulations, tax policy and red tape that have been hostile to manufacturing in this country.  We should get back on a sustainable economic course in this country, or we are doomed to collapse, as the Soviets did, under the crushing burden of big government and a strangled economy that can no longer pay for it.»

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  1. lucklucky permalink
    17 Dezembro, 2008 17:47

    “we are doomed to collapse, as the Soviets did”

    Pois. Desde há 40 anos que o tamanho do Estado vem aumentando. Está próximo o Dia E.

    Who Will Bail Out Uncle Sam?

    – 12/16/08
    The United States of America is bankrupt. Don’t believe it? Consider this: Federal obligations now exceed the collective net worth of all Americans, according to the New York-based Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Washington politicians and bureaucrats have essentially mortgaged everything We the People own so they can keep spending our tax dollars like there’s no tomorrow.

    The foundation’s grim calculations are based on Sept. 30 consolidated federal statements, which showed that Americans’ total household net worth, diminished by falling stock prices and home equity, is $56.5 trillion. But rising costs for unfunded social programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security increased to $56.4 trillion – and that was before the more recent stock market crash, $700 billion bank bailout, and monster federal deficits chalked up in October and November.

    “Given more recent developments, it’s clear that America now owes more than its citizens are worth,” said Foundation president David M. Walker, who has been trying to warn Americans of the coming financial tsunami for years, to no avail. So, after Uncle Sam bails out bankers, Wall Street gamblers, carmakers and over-their-head homeowners, who’ll bail out Uncle Sam?


  2. 17 Dezembro, 2008 18:02

    Que se fodam os socretinos!


  3. 17 Dezembro, 2008 18:12

    Governo? Onde? Como? Quando?
    Humor refinado, aqui.


  4. jupiter permalink
    17 Dezembro, 2008 19:02

    É só deixar o estado socretino tomar conta de mais bancos para ver o crash em toda a sua expressão.


  5. 17 Dezembro, 2008 19:14

    Pois é Gabriel, mas ele não diz só isso:

    by Rep. Ron Paul, MD

    Abolish the Fed

    In the House of Representatives, September 10, 2002

    Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce legislation to restore financial stability to America’s economy by abolishing the Federal Reserve. I also ask unanimous consent to insert the attached article by Lew Rockwell, president of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, which explains the benefits of abolishing the Fed and restoring the gold standard, into the record.

    Since the creation of the Federal Reserve, middle and working-class Americans have been victimized by a boom-and-bust monetary policy. In addition, most Americans have suffered a steadily eroding purchasing power because of the Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies. This represents a real, if hidden, tax imposed on the American people.

    From the Great Depression, to the stagflation of the seventies, to the burst of the dotcom bubble last year, every economic downturn suffered by the country over the last 80 years can be traced to Federal Reserve policy. The Fed has followed a consistent policy of flooding the economy with easy money, leading to a misallocation of resources and an artificial “boom” followed by a recession or depression when the Fed-created bubble bursts.

    With a stable currency, American exporters will no longer be held hostage to an erratic monetary policy. Stabilizing the currency will also give Americans new incentives to save as they will no longer have to fear inflation eroding their savings. Those members concerned about increasing America’s exports or the low rate of savings should be enthusiastic supporters of this legislation.

    Though the Federal Reserve policy harms the average American, it benefits those in a position to take advantage of the cycles in monetary policy. The main beneficiaries are those who receive access to artificially inflated money and/or credit before the inflationary effects of the policy impact the entire economy. Federal Reserve policies also benefit big spending politicians who use the inflated currency created by the Fed to hide the true costs of the welfare-warfare state. It is time for Congress to put the interests of the American people ahead of the special interests and their own appetite for big government.

    Abolishing the Federal Reserve will allow Congress to reassert its constitutional authority over monetary policy. The United States Constitution grants to Congress the authority to coin money and regulate the value of the currency. The Constitution does not give Congress the authority to delegate control over monetary policy to a central bank. Furthermore, the Constitution certainly does not empower the federal government to erode the American standard of living via an inflationary monetary policy.

    In fact, Congress’ constitutional mandate regarding monetary policy should only permit currency backed by stable commodities such as silver and gold to be used as legal tender. Therefore, abolishing the Federal Reserve and returning to a constitutional system will enable America to return to the type of monetary system envisioned by our nation’s founders: one where the value of money is consistent because it is tied to a commodity such as gold. Such a monetary system is the basis of a true free-market economy.

    In conclusion, Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to stand up for working Americans by putting an end to the manipulation of the money supply which erodes Americans’ standard of living, enlarges big government, and enriches well-connected elites, by cosponsoring my legislation to abolish the Federal Reserve.


  6. 17 Dezembro, 2008 19:32

    O isolacionismo segue dentro de momentos?
    Respostas a partir de 22JAN09…


  7. Luis Moreira permalink
    17 Dezembro, 2008 19:36

    Pois é Gabriel, esta crise é toda por culpa dos Estados.Se a URSS (com a qual nada tenho a ver) tivesse uns milionários a segurar as pontas se calhar não tinha havido colapso.Mas o colapso nos US parece que vai de vento em popa.Todos os dias temos uma surpresa.E o preço do dinheiro já vai em zero.É cedo para as manhãs que cantam…


  8. lucklucky permalink
    17 Dezembro, 2008 19:53

    E o Fascismo Europeu está ao virar da esquina.

    Nicolas Sarkozy has sparked a diplomatic row by attacking the ‘wounding and outrageous’ refusal of the Czech president to fly a European Union flag from Prague Castle….

    Karel Schwarzenberg, the Czech foreign minister, hit back as the diplomatic war of words between Paris and Prague threatened to overshadow the smooth transfer of the EU presidency.

    “There is no law binding the Czech Republic to hang the EU flag over Prague Castle. Prague Castle is a symbol of the Czech state and not the EU,” he said.

    “It is not up to the head of another state to criticise the Czech president over flags.”

    A statement from the office of Mr Klaus said: “The Castle is a symbol of Czech statehood. There is no reason to change this historic tradition.”

    The row exploded when a delegation of Euro-MPs sarcastically presented Mr Klaus with the 12-starred flag, during a visit on Dec 5, knowing that he had ruled out flying the flag over Prague Castle.


  9. Luis Marques permalink
    18 Dezembro, 2008 11:59

    Ron Paul:

    “…if a government is going to kill its own people, it MUST disarm them first so they cannot fight back. Disarmament must happen at a time when overall trust in government is high, and under the guise of safety for the people, or perhaps the children. Knowing that any government, no matter how idealistically started, can become despotic…”
    “…if a government is going to kill its own people, it MUST disarm them first so they cannot fight back.” Dad’s we are all disarmed, we have NOT ONE LEGAL instrument, NOT ONE FAIR AND BALANCED INSTITUTION TO help…
    We lose 98% of the times, we have nothing to fight back, nothing to expose the most abject discrimination, the sexism… Not one institution in Portugal who dares, not to raise a case against such crimes, but to raise a voice….
    “Disarmament must happen at a time when overall trust in government is high, and under the guise of safety for the people, or perhaps the children. Knowing that any government, no matter how idealistically started, can become despotic…”
    Sure: “…under the guise of safety for the people, or perhaps the children.” That is exactly who they do it…. Under the false pretext of safety and welfare of the children… since when is fatherless a virtue? A safety? A welfare?
    Abject and shameful


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