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C “Too much commentary today is an ‘elbow-jerk’ cut and paste operation. The citizen who questions whether the government should subsidize and encourage the crimes of the bankers and financial brigands is branded a ‘populist’ and a promoter of ‘populism’.”
D “Populist notions should be more popular. The dismissive missives also include a subtext that the person does not really understand economics, business and finance. Just trust that the emperor is sporting natty attire and doing good and go on your way.”
C “The blue serge suit hides the red devil. Time magazine published a fawning piece in February, 1999 about three brigands – Summers, Greenspan and Rubin – and failed to warn the reader let alone even acknowledge the fraud these characters were fomenting on the public.”
D “At least Yellen is a gal. God and others know that the boys just do not get economics, business and finance. They know how to exploit and plunder, but not how to contribute and develop.”
C “She is doing things the same old way without acknowledging the fundamental problems.”
D “The same old, same old is getting old.”
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C “The citizen who questions whether the United States should be aggressively engaged in a variety of wars with no real goal or strategy is dismissed as an ‘isolationist’ and a promoter of ‘isolationism’.”
D “And of course not a realist or a highly coveted Realpolitiker. And not someone whose contentions should be considered by reasonable folks.”
C “Some people want to drop bucks and some people want to drop bombs.”
D “We dump bucks and bombs. Some folks are troubled that we finance dictators and then in time attack them.”
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D “Kill ‘em all and let God sort ‘em out seems to be the policy.”
C “For some characters, blind ideology controls. The issue turns on whether God is in the public sector or in the private sector.”
D “Now there is one for you. God qua contractor. Miller Act bonds and Davis-Bacon wage scales would drive God batty. I can see the headline now: ‘God Overbills For Sorting Them Out: Congressional Inquiry Scheduled.’”
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Bumper stickers of the week:
Kill ‘em all and let God sort ‘em out
Keep calm and panic