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Watch Obama Explain Why Keynesianism Has Been A Failure

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Fri, 06/03/2011 - 13:23 | 1336627 camoes
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You can see him here as well! He's been working out... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5zAAASsuyk&feature=related

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:43 | 1337246 IdioTsincracY
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Keynesianism has failed! .... great!

Reaganomics was bull shit!!

Trickle down economics was even moooore bull shit!

Socialism only existed as welfare for the rich!!

Natural economics is an oxymoron!!

So  .... what is left? What should we try next?!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:54 | 1337319 Peak Everything
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Ummm, how about we live within our means?

Ooops sorry, too late, that would have worked in 1980. We are so far beyond our means (and our means are in decline) that the best plan is to not have kids. This will avoid them having to suffer and will help reduce pain for the remaining people.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:55 | 1337338 IdioTsincracY
Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:53 | 1337698 Bob Sacamano
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Yes, the rising tax revenues in the face of tax cuts is indeed staggering.  Seems clear spending was and is the primary problem - always has been a problem with government.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:02 | 1337349 southsea13
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A good point; unfortunately when I tried living within my means (quite successfully, I thought: no debt, no mofos ringing me up day and night, no bailiffs` letters etc) , my `friends`  - who needs enemies, right? -  complained about my being `tight` as they chucked their dosh on overpriced eating out, moving coffins like the Mazda Mx-5 and so on. I`m with you on the not having kids thing, this linky may be of interest: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178055

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:10 | 1337408 mnevins2
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@ss13. Interesting link - one frequently confirmed by my wife and I as we observe that "the apple doesn't fall from the tree" with the kids and parents in town/social circles.  FWIW, we were also quite frequently criticized for being "cheap" and "frugal" and "miserly."  We take little pleasure in the struggling of others today, but are aware that much of their present condition was self-induced.  Our teen kids?  They've always worked and that made them semi-rare amongst their peers.  They get it, though - unlike our elected "leaders" who are just as lost today as ever before.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:20 | 1337436 southsea13
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@mnevins2: The binge of readily-available credit has dried up, but somehow people are still buying crud like Ipads and whatever toys they can get their hands on. I`ve always tried to take the view that if you want something, then save for it. 

Our `leaders` are just chumps, and it seems that whoever is in power is going to be a disappointment, or, at least, fail to live up to over-optimistic expectations (e.g the ability to be able to run a country with the national interest at heart). In the UK we`ve got cut after cut after cut coming and slowing up the economy in a race-to-the-bottom austerity doctrine. Obama seems like he doesn`t know what he`s doing at all, and the round of wars we`ve seen (and are still seeing), just makes things worse. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:57 | 1337722 Bob Sacamano
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Appreciate the above comments. 

Living within / below means is a big part of the issue.  But it does require discipline and personal responsibility -- which is in very short supply.  Many seem to feel entitled and / or a victim of some sort and are most comfortable calling on others (government) to solve their problems -- many of which are self inflicted. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 18:32 | 1337839 BigJim
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I believe Bastiat said something along the lines of: "Government is the belief that we can all get rich picking each other's pockets" - there's the problem right there. A grants B power when B promises to take money from C and give it to A.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 01:28 | 1338803 CEOoftheSOFA
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During so-called "Reganomics" the federal debt was quadrupled.  So how was that different than what we are doing today?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 13:28 | 1336637 mayhem_korner
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I think this sums it up quite nicely:



Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:29 | 1336930 LaLiLuLeLo
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When is China pulling the plug? This shit is getting annoying now

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:26 | 1337185 Instant Karma
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It finally occured to me: Obama is a Sociopath. The coldness. Distance. The harshness toward critics. The dictatorial nature. Classic. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:34 | 1337230 trav7777
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little slow on the uptake, huh?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 22:15 | 1338445 WeeWilly
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More of a narcissist methinks...

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 13:28 | 1336639 HistorySquared
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Superbama saved the world!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 13:26 | 1336647 slaughterer
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Fuck, this idiot has no chance in 2012.  

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 13:29 | 1336665 kaa1016
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He's got a great chance due to the idiots on the other side.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 13:39 | 1336706 Hugh G Rection
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He was born in Keynesia, his presidency is unconstitutional, not that the constitution matters anymore.  TSA----4th amendment what?  Libya---- War Powers Act? Who gives a fuck. Congress alone coining money? That's so pre 1913.


Now bend over and take more change.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:05 | 1336806 Bob
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Did you see his delivery as remarkably weak?  I can hardly blame the Publicons for cornholing him at times like this.  What a punk. 

What a show.  Bring on the other clowns.

I've got the corporate media on, all the time.  What other Real Media is there, after all? 

Surely the only news that matters is politicians.  Now we got Anthony's Weiner-or-not and Edwards' scam . . . must be the most important things, I guess.  After Caylee and the local dog story. 

I'm wondering if the political class might be experiencing a massive Spitzer-izing.  We wouldn't give a shit, but the news says it's all what matters.  Funny how we never get around to deeper shit at all . . .

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:12 | 1336838 Hugh G Rection
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Back in my neocon days I watched faux news religiously.  Never thought I would have to go on youtube to get real news.  I really like RT and infowars.


More shenanigans from the $10/hr tyrants at the TSA.


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:39 | 1336971 morty_schatzberg
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yep, fox and msnbc, like the republicrats, are a false dichotomy. you got to hand it to em.

they know how to host a good puppet show. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:46 | 1336973 Bob
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Yeah, you mock those assholes for the wages they submit to, but . . .

Yeah, I do too.  Imagine that level of ignominy.  I wish I could afford to fly more--I just can't restrain myself in those kinds of situations. 

WTF is up with the flying American public, anyway?

Suck-ups or somethin' ? 

Just sayin


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:00 | 1337044 ReallySparky
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I flew last weekend.  What a freaking circus.  What was most disconcerting was the way every TSA agent went out of their way to be friendly and talkative to children.  I imagine that they have received special training on, " how to calm the fears of little ones and indoctrinate them that all is well".  I refuse to go though the full body scanner.  So every time one of the TSA rainbow collar wearing dyke's has to pat me down.  Honestly, I would prefer a man do it.   I fully make it know to them what a farce this is and that they have a choice to work somewhere else.  One of the TSA queens in Miami says, "well the only way you will avoid this is to get your own plane".  So I say to her, "wow that sounds real fair and just, If I spend my money on my own plane than I am exempt from this violation of my rights?"  "I guess that all men really are created equal then."  She had no comeback for that.  For a second I thought I saw a glimmer of independent thought breeze though her head, but alas, while walking away she asks her supervisor if she can take her break.  The whole thing is such a joke.  And the fools that work at TSA are creepy.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:04 | 1337377 southsea13
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Do not give up! I`m not going to try and suggest that anyone take the kind of risks that got Socrates into the hemlock kool-aid thing, but questioning these chumps may be the best way to get some independent thought going. Seems to me that there`s a nasty Muslim hiding somewhere in the airport queue waiting to self-detonate in the minds of these people, and they`ve swallowed the hype hook ,line and sinker. :(

Even if one hired henchperson gets his or her synapses going, that`s a start. :)


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:12 | 1336847 Joe Davola
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It's like a reality show, only realer.  And everyone know that nothing's contrived on those reality shows.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:50 | 1337010 Bob
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succinct.  all we have to do is breathe "right" and everything will be just fine.  we'll live.  if america's business is business, how come the news has almost nothing to do with business?  shit, it's owned by business, after all.  wtf.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:24 | 1336889 Concentrated po...
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3 junks and no comments.  You wankers that are junking Mr. Rection should post an original thought. 


The prez is a disgrace.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:47 | 1337305 dark pools of soros
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disgrace?? depends on who's view?  obviously you are part of the view that doesn't matter

Wall Street's view is quite different

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:13 | 1337589 Moe Howard
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I didn't junk you, I don't understand who would unless Chewbacca - I mean Giant Ass, I mean the first lady Meeeeshelll, did it, but who did the other three?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 13:46 | 1336743 Iriestx
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Versus a mormon that implemented a much more socialist healthcare program the last time he was an elected official?

Or against the reality TV star that quit her governorship to hock her ghostwritten novels?

Maybe the Pizza CEO playing the part of the token black?

Or the miluqtoast ultra-socially conservative bible thump?

The GOP and Fox News won't let Ron Paul or Gary Johnson win the nomination, so that point is moot.

While I detest Obama with the fire of a thousands suns, the people the republicans are lining up are no better (outside of Paul and Johnson) and have no chance.


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 13:55 | 1336792 DaveyJones
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it's almost as if both parties...don't work for us anymore

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:40 | 1337255 trav7777
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the party system works like this. 

Party A puts out a bunch of shit in the primaries.  Their nominee becomes shit.

Party B does the same thing or has the incumbent.

You end up with an election between dogshit and horseshit.

And people actually cheer and lock themselves into this false dilemma.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:49 | 1337313 dark pools of soros
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yes and the cabinet and other positions seem to shuffle the same paid turds around regardless who's in the top seat

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 18:34 | 1337854 BigJim
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It's almost like it's planned this way.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:03 | 1336803 Cathartes Aura
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this is the point when the reality of electing a "figurehead" becomes blatantly obvious to you, when you realise it's a tragicomedy designed for distraction, when you stop seeing "reality" as a TeeVee show you can switch the channels(figureheads) on, when you chuck the TV. . . & just stop voting.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:18 | 1336865 Bob
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and . . .

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:55 | 1337328 dark pools of soros
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and...  convert everyone to using local time banks to avoid fiat and certain taxes entirely 


barter is the money of the poor..  well let's rise past slaves to serf as a first step

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:10 | 1336843 kaa1016
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Exactly. When will people realize that everything they get fed day in and day out is all bullshit. Very few have a real grasp on the real economic issues in the country. Dems and Repubs, again it's all bullshit. We just went through a gigantic credit bust. There is nothing that the government can do to stop this whole thing from falling apart. Everything that they have done, going back to Bush, remember TARP and the other "emergency tools", have either delayed the inevitable or made the eventual deflationary bust much worse. If people tune out the noise, I mean news and the politico's, they would be a lot better off.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:14 | 1336863 Iriestx
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That which does not kill you only delays the inevitable.



Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:20 | 1336871 Bob
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It's time for a systemic reset.  The old language/system didn't work so good

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:36 | 1336942 Wynn
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The law of cause and effect settles all scores.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:53 | 1337334 karzai_luver
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That which does not kill you (is only transitory).

Must follow the talking points of the day, dear comrade!:)

only delays the inevitable.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 09:50 | 1339074 Hephasteus
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Oddly enough what finally killed off the roman empire may finally kill off the amercian empire. They started boiling grape juice to reduce it and adding it to wine it was acidic so it developed copper acetate so they switched to lead. Now taking lead out of everything is doing us in.

I just read through all the electronics failures the DOD has had since the stated the Restriction On Hazardous Subsances ROHS compliance that tries to remove lead from stuff.

They got a burnt out relay from a nuclear power plant that developed tin whiskers. A laundry list of dead satellites and tin whiskers in everything causing shorts and problems and a really bad silver addiction.


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 13:51 | 1336777 kito
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yes im sure nit-wit-mitt is the savior. face it, he will win becuase the other side of the oligarchy will have only clowns to offer

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:13 | 1336854 Problem Is
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"Fuck, this idiot has no chance in 2012."

Obama Bin Liyin's $1 Billion in Wall Street campaign

And a propagandized idiot Amerikan public watching campaign commericals on CNBC who can't think their way out of a McD's bag...

Say otherwise...

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:32 | 1336895 Bob
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For all that it matters, it's interesting the spotlight is being shone on politicians.  The most coherent message I can gather from the corporate media narrative is that the mutha fuckin people corporations bought need to take some serious lashings.  And then get paid. 

Somebody's gotta do it!  And it sure ain't gonna be the Boss. 

The more I think about this, the more I commit to taxing the fuck out of the Boss.  It grieves me that innocent people will get hit that way, but when you look at the numbers . . . count it as being in the wrong place at the wrong time, understanding the larger situation!  We're sorry!

I think we should put the fucking banksters and their various criminal minions and sychophants in prison where they belong, but surely taxation is not that hard to get done?

If it is, we're totally fucked. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 14:33 | 1336949 phungus_mungus
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Perhaps, but never underestimate the power of stupid people in large crowds... that's how we ended up with this clown in the first place... 

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