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    Re: Putin calls US parasite on Global Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Lasher View Post
    We were doing pretty fine when we had Nixon in presidency.
    no, the spending in the 60's and 70s's is what caused us to commit fraud on the national stage, and we were called on it. we were not doing fine.

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    Re: Putin calls US parasite on Global Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    no, the spending in the 60's and 70s's is what caused us to commit fraud on the national stage, and we were called on it. we were not doing fine.
    That is correct. We defaulted on the Bretton Woods Agreement when DeGaulle asked for $300 million of gold for his gold backed USDollars. The debt was an accumulation from financing of the Vietnam War.

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    Re: Putin US is a parasite on world economy

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    The pols in Congress try hard to try to convince people that they and the people are one and the same.

    And, alas, gullible Americans fall for it.



    They are. Congress works for those who sponsor them. The average American, OTOH, doesn't pony up substantial funds for their re-election campaigns so pols have no allegiance to them.

    You must be very gullible to believe otherwise.
    No. Congress is made up of Americans. We vote them in. We have the ability to vote them out.

    We just don't. Because we're gullible.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Putin US is a parasite on world economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No. Congress is made up of Americans. We vote them in. We have the ability to vote them out.

    We just don't. Because we're gullible.
    Because we're gullible and because the system as it stands gives incumbents significant advantages.

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    Re: Putin US is a parasite on world economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No. Congress is made up of Americans. We vote them in. We have the ability to vote them out.

    We just don't. Because we're gullible.
    Right, so, for all practical purposes, Congress doesn't work for Americans, since the gullibility (you mentioned) creates no incentive for them to do so.

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    Re: Putin US is a parasite on world economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No. Congress is made up of Americans. We vote them in. We have the ability to vote them out.

    We just don't. Because we're gullible.
    That may be.

    Nevertheless, necause of the enormous difference in objectives between the the US government and the American public--a phenomena stemming from the plutocracy, it is an extremely bad habit to use the term "we" when referring to anything the government does. From now, all of you should consider this habit as unacceptable as the use of the N-word when referring to African Americans.

    I do not use it. I tell others not to use it. To say "we" when referring to one's government is merely denigrating oneself to the extreme, and respectable individuals should never stoop so low.

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    Re: Putin US is a parasite on world economy

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I certainly agree that Yemen is and has been about a dysfunctional as you can get. Clearly they were starting from a much more primitive state and have a far less educated population, very little infrastructure, and numerous other problems.

    OTOH I can't heap much praise on Russia. It is riddled with crime and corruption.
    Once the Russian regime legalizes its corruption, it will be like the US government.

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    Re: Putin US is a parasite on world economy

    If we're the parasites, why aren't Russians coming here to adopt our kids?


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Putin US is a parasite on world economy

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If we're the parasites, why aren't Russians coming here to adopt our kids?
    because they don't hold the global reserve currency and as such, can't suck the blood of their hosts.

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    Re: Putin US is a parasite on world economy

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    How are we going to pay it?
    By drastically decreasing the size and scope of the government and letting the earning power of capitalism fill the coffers

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