Cashin Catches Juncker In Rare Truth-Telling Act, Confirming Everything Is A Lie

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Europe's Jean-Claude Juncker is best known for being the pathological liar head of the Eurozone. And who can possibly forget his immortal line, which he uttered after getting caught with a bold faced lie about the stability of the failed European project, that "when it get serious, you have to lie", which he later explained with the even more insane, "My main concern is to protect people from detriment. That's why I feel practically compelled to make sure that no dangerous rumors begin to circulate. I'm certainly not going to go to confession because of a false denial. God understands more about the financial markets than many who write about them." Well, for once it is Juncker who made the horrible mistake of actually telling the truth. And none other than the Chairman of the Fermentation Committee Art Cashin was there to memorialize it:

From UBS:

One Sentence Perfectly Describes The Quandary On Three Continents – The ultimate award for candor and honesty must go to Jean-Claude Junker (Prime Minister of Luxembourg) who apparently said – "We all know what to do, we just don't know how to get re-elected after we have done it." That say's it all.

For once we applaud Juncker's honesty because in one short sentence that would even fit in a Tweet he has explained pretty much everything those who believe anything they are told by the sinking status quo should know.

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Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:50 | 3020315 youngman
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So why are we investing on what they say?????

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:55 | 3020336 BoNeSxxx
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Copy-And-Paste Junk's comment into the thought bubble of every politician since ancient Rome...

Nothing new here... well, except for a pinch of honesty.  

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:24 | 3020377 BaBaBouy
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With A Name Like That, Whats To Expect ???

Elitista Corrupt TRASH...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:34 | 3020474 Oh regional Indian
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Hmmmm, what about expectations with a name like CASH-In?

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 12:37 | 3020712 CClarity
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Self promulgation is now what leadership in government has become.  Making monarchy looking better since democracy and federalism have been forsaken for career pols.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 12:53 | 3020784 Harlequin001
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In the land of the rising sun these same fuckers made young boys fly fighter planes packed with explosives into American aircraft carriers, for the cause.

These fuckers can't even give up their day jobs...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:11 | 3020386 Sauk Leader
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"We all know what to do, we just don't know how to get re-elected OR NOT GET ASSASSINATED after we have done it."

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:15 | 3020394 BLOTTO
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History = repeating


New = nothing


Thu, 11/29/2012 - 12:14 | 3020620 dwdollar
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Because there's a lot of really dumb money out there thanks to failed policies... and it isn't retail.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:50 | 3020316 Cursive
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If there was ever a a better argument for Anarchy....

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:11 | 3020384 pods
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I don't mind an evil bastard once in a while.  Life is like that.
What I do mind are the ones who believe they are actually helping humanity and their cause is so just that the ends do justify the means.

Open and honest discussion, we are all adults.

But no, we all have to go around pretending that our system is functional, and that it is the poor lazy assed Greeks who are causing the problem.

When in reality, the system is functioning EXACTLY how it is supposed to, but when a fractional reserve banking system spans many countries, a whole country will go pop, instead of an individual.

Fucking bankers with their monopoly money, no wonder Jesus tossed their asses out of the temple.

I would disembowel Junker, and feel no need to go to confession.


Thu, 11/29/2012 - 14:52 | 3021385 metastar
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Disembowel Junker??
Now that could be considered doing god's work!

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:51 | 3020320 vinayjha
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Reality of Euro its worth 0 the way they keep kicking can down the road.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:52 | 3020321 IridiumRebel
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Cut the feed....cut the feed!!!!!!!!

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:53 | 3020327 Eireann go Brach
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Just maybe Obama will come out today too and admit he was born in a hut in Kenya!

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:18 | 3020405 dbTX
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Don't hold your breath.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:53 | 3020328 LongSoupLine
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fuck yeah!  Rome is fucking burning.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:54 | 3020332's picture

Poor Mr. Juncker probably going to have an "accident" in the very near future

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:55 | 3020340 slaughterer
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Christine got him with her strap-on a few nights back.  

Juncker will not be chairing anything for a while.  

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:54 | 3020333 BadKiTTy
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....but.....maybe...... it is now "serious" and he is lying! 

So perhaps the truth is that they DONT know what to do! 


Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:38 | 3020499 Cruel Aid
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Doesn't he really say that the voters don't want to hear the truth.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:56 | 3020345 fukidontknow
Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:57 | 3020347 asteroids
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The one thing that Juncker and other sociopaths can't see is that they can't deny the mathematics and they can't stop the clock. Both will catch up to them. Unfortunately, not soon enough.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:59 | 3020352 wardawg12
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Which would you prefer Herr Juncker? Reelection or hanging from a lamppost?

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 17:01 | 3021851 Dugald
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Hung drawn and quartered.....

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:59 | 3020353 Big Corked Boots
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See, Americans are smarter than Europeons. Our polititians have the reelection thing perfected - they just pay out more and more of other people's money (or print it) to buy the votes.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:00 | 3020355 The Fonz...befo...
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That statement alone is enough to string up every politician alive today...while these lesser human beings are concerned about their careers and legacy the rest of us pay...our children pay....the nano second a baby leaves the is burdened with debt it has to pay off...

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:19 | 3020356 Anasteus
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He really said that??


Frankly, struggling for being reelected and thrown again to this mess is almost equal to suicide. Being in his place I would try to escape as soon as possible. The puppets like him are still convinced the status quo can be preserved forever. Idiots!

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:01 | 3020361 Tsar Pointless
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Wow. Now maybe - just maybe - one of the Bush presidents will come out today and finally admit that they are indeed German nationals and Nazi supporters after all.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:02 | 3020363 Dr. Engali
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They must not have Deibold voting machines yet.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:11 | 3020364 Mercury
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...therefore we won't do what is best for those whose interests we represent but instead what best serves our own self interests.

[The players exit stage left for yet another fancy free lunch.] (flourish)

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:02 | 3020367 Quintus
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Junker made that statement years ago. Why only reporting it now?

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:20 | 3020408 Mercury
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Just think how many Ron Paul quotes will similarly resurface and circulate several years hence.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:06 | 3020374 TahoeBilly2012
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You cannot make this stuff up! Maybe Rome is actually on fire.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:07 | 3020375 ArkansasAngie
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Ain't that some horse manure

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:11 | 3020382 oddjob
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When did Cashin get a conscience?......looking to old whithered raisins from Wall Street to clarify truth from doublespeak is lunacy.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:15 | 3020399 kliguy38
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they were out of ice at the hotel last nite

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:10 | 3020383 Peter Pan
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We will all eventually go from being Eurosceptics to Euroseptics.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:14 | 3020392 Inthemix96
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The day this fucker is hanging from either a tree, or a lampost cannot come soon enough.

The constant bullshit spewed forth from second rate car salesmen like junker is testament to why the whole world is fucked.  They are so corrupt, so bent to the tune of money, so immorally disfigured by greed and sense of self-worth, and pathelogically addicted to POWER, is now being understood by more and more folk each and every day.

They will pay a price that is long overdue.  They treat the average joe from all countries as a way to further their nefarious agenda and expect us to believe it??  The worm is turning ZHers.  The day is not to long when we will read the morning papers and folks like this despicable man will be plastered all over them.

Hanging from a tree, or perhaps, a lampost.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:14 | 3020395 ak_khanna
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People like Jean-Claude should be flogged in public and the live coverage should be shown live all over the world. 

How dare such a high ranking person speak plain and honest truth..... 

The first thing that you are supposed to do when you join the government at any level is take out everything like honesty and integrity from within your and stuff yourself with contributions from powerful individuals and institutions so that you think, speak and act only what is told to you by them.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:26 | 3020433 mvsjcl
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"We all know what to do, we just don't know how to avoid getting assassinated by the banker class after we have done it."

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 17:08 | 3021876 Dugald
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"We all know what to do, we just don't know how to avoid getting assassinated by the banker class after we have done it."


Ain't it de troot.......

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:35 | 3020459 BlackholeDivestment
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Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:39 | 3020500 drivenZ
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"We all know what to do"


eh, not sure I believe that. 

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:40 | 3020504 buzzsaw99
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This too is a lie. He only knows what the maggots want him to do. Getting re-elected after he does it is his problem alone because the maggots will own his replacement too.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:55 | 3020557 Falkor
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Come on dude.. this statement is as old as hills!

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 11:57 | 3020563 Montezuma
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This why you need limits on how long you can "serve" your nation or district. American politicians are corrupt because you cant get elected without big donor money. European politicians are mainly corrupt because they need to keep up the lies they have told the people and the people would vote them out soooo fast.

If we want to look whats wrong with EU countries spending, we only need to take a look at EU, its a dream build by bureaucrats and the spending is obscene. As a good friend of mine who works for a MEP said: "People would go ape shit if they knew, how much money is just thrown around for wages and projects that go nowhere".

Dictatorship would be cheaper, just need a good constitution to reign the ruler in..



Thu, 11/29/2012 - 13:19 | 3020929 Thisson
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"Let us start our Republic with a chain of drug stores, a chain of grocery stores, a chain of gas chambers, and a national game. After that we can write our Constitution." - The Seventh Book of Bokonon

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 12:02 | 3020580 zendome
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Selfish pricks, putting their own career ahead of Nation and oath of office.  Why is this not cause for termination/recall?

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 12:07 | 3020591 smacker
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For once, Claude Junkett tells the truth! Hooray :-)

Perhaps he can be tempted into telling another truth, which is that he and his cronies in Brussels -- the Barrelosos and Garden Gnomes of this world, like Rompuy -- have nothing but contempt for "the markets".

Introducing a pan-European Financial Transaction Tax (ie Tobin tax) is but one example of the retribution they plan to take against the free markets for being forced to actually make an effort to sort out the shambolic Eurozone nonsense.

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