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patriot45
04-08-2009, 12:37 PM
The 0 is unstoppable! Not in the good way though.

Dick Morris (http://townhall.com/columnists/DickMorrisandEileenMcGann/2009/04/08/a_crisis_that_obama_wont_waste?page=full&comments=true)


This economic crisis is too useful for Obama to want it to end. When Rahm Emanuel -- and later Hillary Clinton -- spoke of never letting a good crisis "go to waste," many people were shocked. But now Obama seems to embody the corollary: that the crisis should continue until he has thoroughly milked it to reshape American politics, society and the economy.

As with Faust, it seems that this "given moment ... he wishes to endure forever." Unlike Faust, however, he will not lose his "life and soul" to such a wish. He'll sacrifice ours, instead.

First came the "stimulus package." With only about $185 billion of its $800 billion in spending to be disbursed in 2009, Obama clearly never intended the money to be about stimulus but wanted the need for a stimulus to trigger the spending he wanted anyway.

Then came the TARP funding, often forced down banks' throats. Now comes word that even as banks want to return the money, the Treasury is making them keep it. One source at a TARP bank reports that Geithner is insisting that banks go through their "stress test" before refunding the TARP money. As Stuart Varney speculates in The Wall Street Journal, Obama wants the banks to keep the money so he can enforce his regulations on them.

Now comes Geithner's plea for extra regulatory powers and Obama's concession to global economic regulation at the G-20 summit. Both moves are game changers for any major American business. Geithner wants the power to take over any business -- presumably in any field -- whose failure would imperil the national economy. Today it's banks, brokerage houses, car companies and insurance firms. Tomorrow? Who knows?

And Obama agreed to agree on international "high standards" for the regulation of all "systemically important" companies to be promulgated by the new global Financial Stability Board (FSB). The United States, occupying one of 20 chairs on the FSB board (21 if we count the European Union), will come to a consensus with other central bankers from the G-20 nations on what these regulations should say. Then the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve and the other regulatory arms of the U.S. government will impose them on our economy.

Continued (http://townhall.com/columnists/DickMorrisandEileenMcGann/2009/04/08/a_crisis_that_obama_wont_waste?page=2)

AlmostThere
04-08-2009, 03:06 PM
Without a doubt, this crisis is tailor-made for leftists wanting to destroy capitalism in America. The magnitude and severity are just what the socialists ordered.

noonwitch
04-08-2009, 04:12 PM
Doom and gloom from the toe-sucker, who has loyalty to whomever is paying him at the moment.

I see that despite his fears, he still hasn't committed arkancide.

patriot45
04-08-2009, 04:41 PM
Without a doubt, this crisis is tailor-made for leftists wanting to destroy capitalism in America. The magnitude and severity are just what the socialists ordered.

You have to give him credit for his speed at dismantling America as we knew it! There has to be some sane lefties to slow some of his programs down. Liberals suck!

tacitus
04-08-2009, 04:44 PM
Without a doubt, this crisis is tailor-made for leftists wanting to destroy capitalism in America. The magnitude and severity are just what the socialists ordered.


They are doing a pretty good job!:mad:

Odysseus
04-08-2009, 05:16 PM
Doom and gloom from the toe-sucker, who has loyalty to whomever is paying him at the moment.

I see that despite his fears, he still hasn't committed arkancide.

Regardless of his past (and anyone associated with the Clintons is going to have a fairly disturbing past), Morris' arguments are valid. A real stimulus would be tailored to projects which were prepared to go ahead in the next six months, and which would provide temporary jobs to tide over those who were out of work due to the current economic crisis. Most of this stimulus is meant to be spent further out, and rather than construction or infrastructure projects, it includes expansions of government agencies throughout the state and federal levels, creating an ongoing payroll increase and raising the overall amount of government spending in perpetuity. It's obvious that this is his agenda, rather than relief from the current depression (BTW, note how we are not seeing the "d" word or the "r" word in reference to the economy in our media).