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Fed Hints At Reason For QE5: Obamacare

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While excess risk-taking and broken markets likely dominate their thinking, the 'real economic recovery' meme the Fed is using to enable them to 'taper' their excesses. However, investors remain assured that if things get worse once again then the Fed will crank the presses and save the assets. It seems they have found their new excuse - no matter what...

  • *LACKER EXPECTS 'A LOT OF TURMOIL' IN HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY
  • *LACKER SAYS FED WILL BE WATCHING HEALTHCARE CLOSELY IN NEXT FEW YEARS

So, despite admitting asset-bubbles, fears over stock-multiples and excessively easy lending; the Fed will launch QE5 when Obamacare drags the US economy into trouble...

  • LACKER SAYS HEALTHCARE ACT COULD HAVE SUBSTANTIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT, SMALL BUSINESS LOOKING FOR HOW BEST TO HANDLE

But - that's not what Obama said!

 


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Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Grande Tetons
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Long promise zones. 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:46 | Link to Comment max2205
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I am sorry but is the Fed in charge of fiscal policy now

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:49 | Link to Comment HoofHearted
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Why in the hell is the Fed even considering this? Where is it in their mandate to consider "dumb ass mistakes the executive banch made"?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:52 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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It's not a mistake. It's a deal. The insurance industry was instrumental in funding the Obamanation publicity blitz and he came through by selling the American public to the insurance industry. that's all Obamacare amounts too; that and nothing else.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:56 | Link to Comment KickIce
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Dear Leader's crown jewel will not be allowed to fail.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:02 | Link to Comment Grande Tetons
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Nixon was actually pimped the idea that we are seeing today. It is all about evolution and the fact that Obama is just the current whore in the house. 

http://whitehousetapes.net/transcript/nixon/450-023

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:21 | Link to Comment SafelyGraze
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OT -

why can't the topus nominate someone to the board who grew up in a communist regime and is a member of the cfr

someone who wrote:

"many allege multinationals are 'exporting' US jobs when they expand operations abroad. .. but substitution between labor employed byt parents [parent companies] in the US and affiliates abroad [the offshore arms] is low."

http://hussonet.free.fr/br5958.pdf

 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:28 | Link to Comment SafelyGraze
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:34 | Link to Comment FL_Conservative
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Hoof,

 

"Why in the hell is the Fed even considering this? Where is it in their mandate to consider "dumb ass mistakes the executive banch made"?"

 

The Fed's mandate comes from those who the Fed was set up to serve.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:38 | Link to Comment 0b1knob
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Lacker?  That's his name?  

Appropriate in so many ways....

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:03 | Link to Comment Popo
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Well now they really are admitting QE infinity.

If anything (no matter what, apparently) negatively impacts the economy... They'll QE.

Given that ceasing QE itself would negatively impact the economy, it's abundantly clear that they will never, and can never stop.

Nice job, assholes. You've walked straight in to the most obvious type of central banking failure.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:54 | Link to Comment MarsInScorpio
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FL:

+1000

-30-

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:03 | Link to Comment Keyser
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It's not a mistake. It's a deal. The insurance industry was instrumental in funding the Obamanation publicity blitz and he came through by selling the American public to the insurance industry. that's all Obamacare amounts too; that and nothing else.

It's built into the ACA legislation that the insurance companies are protected from any losses related to ACA implementation for 3 full years from the rollout date. So yeah, the providers will be getting a bailout later in 2014... This is estimated to be in the billions of $$$... 

Fuck you Obama and Yellen...

 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:19 | Link to Comment onewayticket2
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i wonder if it'll happen right before the elections...

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:39 | Link to Comment Canadian Dirtlump
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Indeed. I'm no sage by any means but I am surprised that more people didn't realize that these criminals had all their bases covered.  People talked about QE getting slashed because the deficit was going down so there would be less of a need to fill the revenue gap in. When this ends up blowing the lid off costs the insurance companies will be perpetually bailed out, as was always the case as they wrote this. When the revenue gap explodes, the lender of last resort will be there with bells on to liquify the spender of last resort.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:43 | Link to Comment NihilistZero
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Well the FED has to have some type of debt to buy right?  Those Treasuries must be spent on something... 

So as I see it:

Obamacare breaks the Health Insurance Industry then treasury bills are issued to pay for the breakage.  Said breakage leads to Single Payer then treasury bills are issued to pay for single payer. 

Looks like they have the next boom/bust planned out nicely.  At least that will get them out of residential RE for a few years so I can buy a fucking house at a sane price...

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:31 | Link to Comment Canadian Dirtlump
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until they buy all the MBSs at 100 cents on the dollar from the banks, they will have to keep doing that. I don't know how much student debt is held at banks, but that has to be looked at as well.

 

So you have them cleaning up the balance sheets of banks on one end, and filling in the funding gap for the govt on the other... I guess.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:49 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Of course. I'm very concerned ACA will turn out to be the final nail in the coffin of what was once the most productive nation on earth; now merely "Food" for the finance vultures.

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 00:41 | Link to Comment holdbuysell
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"Dear Leader's crown jewel will not be allowed to fail."

I'm concerned that should it succeed that it would actually fail in this admin's eyes.

Seems there's something else to this plan, starting with strange vertigo-inducing questions on the questionnaire when you visit the doctor.

Seems it's a Trojan Horse for something else and I don't think Single Payer is it.

Seems something along failure is what's intended.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:57 | Link to Comment aVileRat
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Yup. Not rocket science.

Way it works: People take out policies, policy cash is then arbed into the market by your insurance co. That cash then feeds the multiplier effect. Monetization of health risk is just another form of forcing savings into the markets, similar to the securitization of housing assets led to the rally of 1987-2007.

1 small problem: they waited too late to arb a mandatory policy for the wealthiest nation on the planet. The demographic hump is now passing into their late phase consumption patterns, and this will not only increase the cost burden on AHA but also will limit the growth stories the market is willing to chase going forward without QE due to the huge disconnect between those liabilities vs. growth ROE risk premium's. Therefore, the market pump QE will be necessary to entice and offset the true risk premium for all this fresh CMB money dropping into the market. This means that the AHA stimulated social policy is going to be less effective then when Clinton launched the monetization of home equity.

What does this mean ? Because no insureco's will be able to 'reach for the yield' they need, cost burdens will go up to offset the hole. Since healthcare is mandatory, the product will become a giffen good. ie. any amout of premium +% will be paid with a smile. This will only compound the headwinds on markets as both consumers and employers must manage these burdens.

 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 21:32 | Link to Comment eimcmullin
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SAT 800 is right. The Government and the insurance industry have been working together since Nixon signed the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973. Been watching the decline in health care, as a nurse and consumer, since 1975. It's a great example of one hand washing the other.

The government has been using insurance companies to administer Medicaid and Medicare for years now. 

Oh and all the info being collected electronically (EHR) is sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - even if you have private insurance. You are not told this (specifically, but if you are given a privacy statement it's covered by a sentence or two that states your info is private but will be given to the goevernment...) It's called Meaningful Use. All your data is being collected by your doctor and sent to the government ...and has been since you first saw a tablet or laptop being used in your doc's office.

There is a penalty if docs/hosps don't comply - Medicare payments, already paltry are reduced further. 

The government has been increasingly controlling health care for years through insurance companies.

 

 

 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:53 | Link to Comment Grande Tetons
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The ACA was not a mistake. It is just another set of handcuffs thrown on by a stupid beat cop. 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:17 | Link to Comment Sofa King Confused
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Check out this United States Code......... 42 USC 18115....

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:24 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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Notice that it only exempts health insurers from penalties and fees for not participating, not individuals and other businesses. 

 

No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act (or any amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal health insurance program expanded by this Act (or any such amendments), and there shall be no penalty or fine imposed upon any such issuer for choosing not to participate in such programs.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:38 | Link to Comment walküre
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Obamacare will be the Soviet style gulag care that everyone feared is the worst nightmare ever.

Health insurers will break up their companies in a basic gulag style coverage and platinum Bentley driver coverage for the cream of the elite. That or they will refuse to participate alltogether and the gulag American is forced into a basic gulag style coverage from a shitty insurer.

1% - Bentley

99% - Gulag

Forward Amerikan Soviet

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:58 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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The worst part for the 99% is that they are terribly unhealthy. We are being swamped by influenza and the demographics are just astounding. Flu used to be the scourge of the elderly. Not any more. Now we see 20-40 year olds often in ICU on ventilators. Had one 35 year old come in today with a 650 glucose and a BMI of 54. The best healthcare in the world cannot deal with this forever. This country is dying before my very eyes and it's maddening to know you can do nothing to stop it.

Miffed;-)

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:01 | Link to Comment walküre
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A woman in Canada died from H5N1. She came back from China and allegedly had no contact to either markets or poultry farms. Now WHO is scrambling to find out if she contracted H5N1 from another human.

H5N1 = bird flu is not supposed to get passed between humans

Chinese are lying about H5N1 cases.

Flu will eventually kill many of us.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:04 | Link to Comment Grande Tetons
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MiffedMicro, No sarc. 

Any street level thoughts on causation or correlation as to what you are seeing.?

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 18:08 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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What I see is a dramatic increase of young (20-40) people having serious complications from flu. Especially in the last 5-10 years. This is, of course, not scientific but the trend is there. What I do notice is these young people always have some chronic condition that causes them to be unhealthy in the first place. Diabetes and asthma is the most common and there is an epic amount of this in this country. I contracted 2009H1N1 when it first came out ( being close to Mexico, San Diego had quite a few cases early on in that pandemic). Yes, I was very sick for about three days, my fever hit 104. My husband was quite thrilled I had given it to him as well and claimed it was the worst flu of his life. The flu this year appears to be a variant of that strain which, I am hopeful I have some protective immunity. If one had simply gotten the flue shot, they would have basically have NO immunity because the shot has only efficacy ( even that is debatable) for the current season. Win win for flu manufacturers who will see a constant revenue stream.

Flu has been around forever. It will never go away. The best way to deal with it is to be very healthy and GET the flu. This will confer great immunity that will last 10-20 years for that strain and ones like it. Yes, a novel strain that has NEVER been seen in a population has the potential for massive deaths like 1917. However, deaths in that era were primarily due to complications, not the flu itself. I believe what I am seeing now is the results of a very unhealthy population meeting an unusually harsh flu that years ago would never be so detrimental.

Miffed;-)

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:37 | Link to Comment Billy Sol Estes
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Long UNH?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:52 | Link to Comment Henry Chinaski
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ACA = Lane closures on the heathcare system bridge.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:46 | Link to Comment trader1
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"mistakes"?

this was all planned methodically, no?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:27 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Why are you so surprised?  "Taper" works both ways, depending on direction.

Any BM (Bowel Movement) has both:  Alternating increases and decreases in 'taper'.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:38 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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What the fuck do we need the FED for when we have a Treasury to print interest free money?

This is stupid, and what's even more stupid is we tolerate it.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:58 | Link to Comment Anglo Hondo
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The Fed is in charge of all policy now.  It's obvious that the do-nothing congress critters have no clue what policy even is. 

 

And as for Obama, he is there just to read the teleprompter.  God only know what the SCOTUS does any more.

 

That just leaves the fourth section of this representational republic, The Federal Reserve of the United States, now knoen as FROTUS.


Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:08 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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I like FRODO, Federal reserve of da oligarchy.

They have all the rings now!

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:06 | Link to Comment Hughing
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Spend and print is the governing policy. The fed is merely a tool.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:30 | Link to Comment 101 years and c...
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instead of raising/lowering rates, the fed is now stuck with 0% rates and increasing/decreasing its printing is the new way to "manage the economy".  we'll drop into recession, and the fed will increase its printing.  same as it ever was, except with a ton more debt and no actual growth.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:15 | Link to Comment PGR88
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The Fed in the US Government now

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:35 | Link to Comment Jannn
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Dutch Central Bank Tight-lipped About Gold Policy

 

http://www.ingoldwetrust.ch/dutch-central-bank-tight-lipped-gold-policy

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:50 | Link to Comment doctor10
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Hmmm-looks like QE5,6,7,and 8 will all go to the Insurance Companies-gues its time for them to get "theirs" from us now

 

Kapich peassant?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:45 | Link to Comment Blues Traveler
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Exact.  If they do not repeal ExhortionCare, it will get worse. Then the lingering threat of the immigration bill.   

The perfect storm, err shit storm for the people who work and have dreams plust further isolate the micro-credit communities/demogrpahic.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:35 | Link to Comment stinkhammer
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end the fed

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:49 | Link to Comment machineh
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The American idiot Greenspan fancied himself somewhat of an expert on energy policy.

Now the new generation of Fed central planners imagine themselves to be health care experts.

These people are PhD morons who need a week of training to clip their own toenails.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:55 | Link to Comment walküre
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My comment regarding Grünspan got censored. Doesn't change the fact about what this man is or what his motivations were.

Not surprised at all to see the censorship. I know who is in charge and who defines what PC is.

The agenda of PC is to make people accept that up is down, low is high and wrong is right.

It is working as we can see all around. My livestock has more common sense than many people out there. Common sense was educated out of the people for a reason. The scam can go on longer when people are stupid and fall over their own two feet because they want to go forward but their feet tell them to go back.

Those who upvoted the original comment understand as well.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:32 | Link to Comment fonestar
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"end the fed"

Should read, "end the dollar"

I happen to know a Japanese cryptographer who is working on that.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:59 | Link to Comment jcaz
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Just when it didn't seem possible you could be a bigger doosh....

Go back to counting your 3 coins, sparky-  you lost count again.....

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 17:41 | Link to Comment Deacon Frost
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Had to give you an 'up' jcaz, spot on, more of these troll types showing up.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:53 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Please don't waste your valuable time talking to us; just network up with your Japanese buddy there, and you can post a victory anouncement when you're done.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:32 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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blind trust into "some guy"....

yeah... way to go....

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:37 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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"COVER ME WHILE I GREED!"

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:37 | Link to Comment gdiamond22
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Dow 30,000! (which means labor participation rate at 200 million if the correlation stays true)

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:01 | Link to Comment walküre
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NON participation rate of 200 million

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:37 | Link to Comment Richard Chesler
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Reverse Robin Hood Obozocare, steal from the poor and give to their criminal bankster friends. Forwoard!

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:53 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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If Obozocare truly is the reason, the giving will be to the health insurance company criminals. Unless, of course, it happens after Obama nationalizes the whole healthcare industry, in which case it is a moot point.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 19:20 | Link to Comment nc551
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We always hear the 'steal from the rich and gave to the poor'  but didn't he just steal the money that was collected at swordpoint from the people in the name of 'taxes' and give it back to them?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:37 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Kocherlakota has been unleashed to beat the moar drum...

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101325280

One last time...the Fed CANNOT end QE.  Questions?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:38 | Link to Comment fijisailor
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Yes.  When does hyperinflation show up?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:48 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Right after the government confiscates your gold.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:02 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Good reason to own Silver in a foreign depository instead.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:26 | Link to Comment Blano
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Ok, so what happens if you can't get to it when either the foreign country or the US and A closes their borders?

Not trying to be sarcastic, that's an honest question.  Do you still "own" it at that point?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:55 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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You don't "get to it"; the company transmits the currency to whatever country you're residing in in whatever currency is convenient for you.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:17 | Link to Comment Blano
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So ultimately you're talking paper?  I was talking physical.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 17:33 | Link to Comment Deacon Frost
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The Russians during the Soviet era, in dealing with the confiscatory policies, would cast the gold or silver into 'wedding rings', since these were exempt. It’s just that they might have hundreds of rings.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:08 | Link to Comment Keyser
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Or keep your gold right next to your silver in that foreign depository. Of course, I wouldn't know since that boating accident. 

 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:13 | Link to Comment fijisailor
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Sorry.  Lost it all in a helocopter accident.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:51 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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This year after the USD collapses.

This Fed talk is exactly whats going to cause the run.

Last chance to get out.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:53 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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When revenues from all of the shit paper that the Fed has hoovered up is less than the Fed's operating expenses plus IOER is where I'd place the upper bound, but it could simply be not to long after some announcement that the Fed is going to print $125Bn/mo or something like that.  Or, it could be after China says "Oh, so sorry, US, but we are no longer going to roll over the portion of your debt that we hold."  I'd really like to see the maturity profile of the US debt that China holds. 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:29 | Link to Comment youngman
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Remember they are a primary dealer...

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:56 | Link to Comment fijisailor
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Wait a minute.  Are you suggesting that the FED has to balance their books?  I thought that revenues from shit paper made absolutely no difference.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 18:29 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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I'm suggesting that they'll eventually reach a point where they have to either say "Fuck it!  We give up!" or they'll have to continue to print more money just so that they can continue to print even more money.  

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:14 | Link to Comment negative rates
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They have been reducing it for a year now, hop on board matie!

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:50 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Hyperinflation shows up the instant anyone refuses to accept dollars in exchange for goods and services.

Until then? The beatings will continue.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:45 | Link to Comment HamRove
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And there's Yellen in just the right place to fill his....order.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:37 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Now close your eyes , go to your special place, and tell yourself.......Zero care has no negative impact on the economy...... Zero care has no negative impact on the economy.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:27 | Link to Comment Blano
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Make sure you click your heels too.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:51 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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So... exactly what is this "economy" of which you speak?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:37 | Link to Comment fijisailor
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Where did QE4 all go or in other words how does qe4eva morph into QE5?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:42 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Same way in the Boston area that Route 128 morphs into I-95.  It just does.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:51 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Or I-95 North turns into I-295 South in New Jersey around Trenton (no joke)

You think you're headed one way, all of a sudden you're going the opposite way.

Very apropos when talking about the direction and number on the next round of QE, I think.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:37 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Tiltle from the future:

Fed Hints At Reason For QE6: Banker Bonuses

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:09 | Link to Comment philosophers bone
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Fed Hints At Reason for QE 7:  FEMA Camp Construction Designated for ZHers

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:27 | Link to Comment CrimsonAvenger
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Fed Hints At Reason for QE 8: Fuck You, That's Why

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:45 | Link to Comment Billy Sol Estes
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Fed Hints At Reason for QE 9: Promise Zones expanded 100 miles inward from any US coastline.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:22 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Fed Hints At Reason for QE 10: President Camacho decrees, must have more Brawndo.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:38 | Link to Comment Soul Glow
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I think technically it is QE 11 but who's counting.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:38 | Link to Comment q99x2
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I'm glad the economy is not in trouble at this time.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:50 | Link to Comment silvermail
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I'm glad the only facade of economy is not in trouble at this time.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:04 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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When the facade gets in trouble, then we are really screwed. 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:56 | Link to Comment NIHILIST CIPHER
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When the day comes they CAN'T continue to print, which choice will they take, war or deadly pandemic desease?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:58 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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They're central bankers.  Even if they can't print, they'll print.  When you're a hammer...

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:29 | Link to Comment Blano
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They'll always be able to print, it just won't be worth anything.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:06 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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I think pandemic disease. Notice how insistent they are you get a flu shot? Try working in a hospital and refuse to be jabbed. I go through more hell every year being the only one out of 65 people in my lab that declines. How easy it would be to add a little something extra to a shot pliant people line up in droves to receive?

Miffed;-)

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:39 | Link to Comment halfawake
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that's it i'm moving but to where?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:55 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Uruguay. Spanish is not a difficult language; it's a very beautiful country with a rational government. Or New Zealand if you're rich.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:33 | Link to Comment halfawake
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thanks SAT. will consider.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:39 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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the token non-joo speaketh

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:41 | Link to Comment Hongcha
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Problem solved, like Magick.  Draw the blood out of small business and the employed population, then inject it back into the stock market, corporate officers and banks.  Remarkable beyond words!

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:43 | Link to Comment JR
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The U.S. Supreme Court swept Obamacare and mandatory socialism onto the American people (taking away health care while cancelling insurance policies and calling it a “tax”).

Big surprise! The tyranny that’s known as the Federal Reserve agrees. Socialism can proceed at a record clip to be financed by endless Federal Reserve note printing and transferring what is left of America’s earned value to the two economic sectors that keep the ball rolling: the non-producers who vote for the politicians and the bankers who run the world.

Too bad about America’s middle class and the American system of representative government.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:48 | Link to Comment trader1
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if you like your  American system of representative government, you can keep it.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:56 | Link to Comment WillyGroper
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Oh, they'll get every last asset you own. 

Admitted to the hospital on medicare status "Under Observation"

Pay up sucker. Something tells me this will apply to ANY insurance & not just medicare.

FSA on SSDI automatically on medicaid, guess what you've just given your property to the state. 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:21 | Link to Comment BadDog
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Bailouts for the insurance companies are a sure bet.  They wrote obamacare and made sure their asses were covered when it self destructed.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:46 | Link to Comment madbraz
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And VIX down 4% on a day when payrolls are terrible, slammed down in the last 5 minutes.

 

There are no words to describe how utterly corrupt and manipulated this market is.  

 

It will end at some point.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:47 | Link to Comment unrulian
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I never thought i'd be able to see a live train wreck in slow motion.

...are you watching?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:47 | Link to Comment greatbeard
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I tried to sign up for O care.  I mean, WTF, it's there, I have no income (almost) and no healthcare (almost), so I ought to check it out.

I couldn't work through the web site to see a quote so I called in.  I grossly overstated my income as $250 per month when it's actually $250 per year, adjusted. 

The cheapest plan they offered was $466 per month, almost double my reported income.  And I didn't qualify for a subsidy.  But the funny thing about it all was the helpful operator told me not to worry as the fine was fairly small.

If you're making $250 a month, any fine is large.

I'm not automatically anti any government program.  And I 100% support any viable alterntive to what we have as a health care system today.  But I've been opposed to O care from the get go and it's proven to be even a bigger cluster fuck than I'd imagined. 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:57 | Link to Comment maskone909
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tax payers will pay more prosecuting those who can not pay the premiums than the cost of the actuall premiums.  what a fucking nightmare

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:05 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Imagine a government that stands ready to punish you for not paying money to a private company, which they know you cannot pay. Hitler would be proud.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:14 | Link to Comment maskone909
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+1

i would also like to remind all that the fed is a private company, and is the reason we pay income tax.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:12 | Link to Comment Grande Tetons
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The government is ramming their health care juice down the collective throat of America. They really do not care of it tastes bad or a few drops get spilled. 

The downside of a government cluster fuck is that nobody in the resposbiblty department gives a fuck. 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:12 | Link to Comment RaceToTheBottom
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"grossly overstated my income as $250 per month when it's actually $250 per year, adjusted. "

It would have been interesting to see if you qualified for a subsidy if you stated your accurate income.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:48 | Link to Comment greatbeard
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>> if you qualified for a subsidy if you stated your accurate income.

I'm pretty sure not.  IIRC, there is a minimum income you must make in order to get a subsidy.  BTW, I didn't intentionally inflate my income, that was an error on my reps part that I didn't catch until the end.  At that point I wasn't really intrested in a retry. 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:48 | Link to Comment starman
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Hahahahahahaha

Fucking cartel!

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:52 | Link to Comment machineh
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Ask your doctor about Obamacare to treat rectal leakage!

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:53 | Link to Comment Major Major Major
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Fed hints at reasons for QE5 while everyone with a brain sees no way out for the tricksters except QEiNFiNiTY

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:56 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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I prefer to call it QEULTRA®

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:54 | Link to Comment maskone909
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this orwellian dystopia has now deemed the fed as synonymous with the economy.

 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:55 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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      Just repeal Obungacare you tool Lacker (Slacker)...You're a bumbling ass clown, engorged leech.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:56 | Link to Comment papaswamp
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Zimbabwe

Venezuela

 

Which policy model?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:48 | Link to Comment Billy Sol Estes
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All those ZimBobBucks I bought off of Provident would then be legal currency at home!

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 13:59 | Link to Comment Freewheelin Franklin
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You know what? Fuck it. The Fed should just draw 1,000,000 names at randon every week, and mail them a check for $5,000. That's $20 billion/month. They can cut that off of QE. 

 

What's the worse that could happen? All the price inflation that has been building up finally hits the fan? 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:06 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Actually that's a pretty good idea; if they culled out the names of the financially secure for the raffle.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:11 | Link to Comment darteaus
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How about 5,000 names and $1,000,000?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:02 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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How about QE5 is just the Fed buys us all health insurance instead of giving money to their buddies?  Lets stop this nonsense at the source.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:51 | Link to Comment Rearranging Dec...
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NO way the Fed will never bailout American Individuals that would be a Moral Hazard.  Instead Wall Street will probably collude with the Health Insurance companies and Hospitals and start some kind of collateralized Debt obligation derivatives on insurance premium receivables and hospital receivables.The Fed will ofcourse advocate against any regulation of said derivatives market and lobby Congress along with Wall Street to prevent the CFTC from having any regulatory authority.

When people stop paying their bills because they can't the fed will just jump in and bail out the TBTF banks and buy their worthless healthcare derivatives from them. That will be like QE7 after they have bought all the subprime car loans ( QE5) and defaulting student loans (QE6).

 


 

 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:02 | Link to Comment RaceToTheBottom
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What to expect as the US follows in the footsteps of Japan, Euro, and Venezuela.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/01/10/venezuela-airline-ca...

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:02 | Link to Comment denverdolomte
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I am interested in hearing ZH'ers response to a question I have been asking my friends and colleagues regarding our economic demise ::

 

"What would you do to change our countries economic state regarding unemployment, GDP, MIC, NSA, and government expansion in the forms of 'socialized' reforms?"

But trying to think of this in realistic obtainable ideas. We all know ending the FED, MIC, and Wall Creeps would easily right our ships course, but finding a way to do that in our current system seems elusive. 

 

Sorry off topic, but interesting to me to say the least because I am to a point of no longer being able to idly sit by....

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:17 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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Bump up the standard deduction on taxes to 50k.  Remove the interest on private mortgage debt.  Obviously undo Obamacare.  Enforce the Constitution to prove you are doing business in a nation of laws.  Bring back Glass Steagal.  Arrest anyone who lied to Congress or who was part of any financial fraud.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:36 | Link to Comment denverdolomte
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Agreed. 

Honest question about : "Arrest anyone who lied to Congress or who was part of any financial fraud."

 

Don't our military soldiers have the authority to complete such a task?

 

I mean :: "I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same"

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:44 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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I am not sure.  It would be better if the police just did it.  The responsibility is a little more clear cut.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:32 | Link to Comment CCanuck
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Quin,

Small typo to correct, "Lay to rest anyone who lied to Congress..."

 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:18 | Link to Comment darteaus
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1% Property tax on the value of all property.

10% Flat income tax - no deductions.

5% Sales tax on all retail sales - no exceptions.

 

Or some variation on rates therof.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:20 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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0% Property Tax

0% Income Tax

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:57 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Finally, a coherent voice.

Strange how even here, that many think paying tribute to the mafia is an acceptible social harmonizing strategy.

A century of government schooling is finally paying dividends, it appears.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:19 | Link to Comment El Vaquero
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Withdraw from the system or become a burden to it.  It'll take care of itself, because you're not stopping this juggernaut until it trips itself up. 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:28 | Link to Comment denverdolomte
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That's the type of response I have heard the most from; people that have lost their jobs, underemployed, and be decimated by all the current tax and regulations in place. These are all types of people as well and the great thing I've heard from my age group 30-40's is more and more people are waking up to this and that the age old red vs blue vs whatever is a farce to just take more from us. 

 

I think we are close to this juggernaut tripping itself up into a giant mess. 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:11 | Link to Comment darteaus
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Once a government starts printing money they never stop.  That's the historical record with paper money, and human nature has not changed.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:14 | Link to Comment Rearranging Dec...
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With how disastrous Obummer Unaffordable Care Act rollout has been I am still waiting to findout that there is a mandate that the plans must buy personal marrital aids. Can you imagine that stimulus? Those Keynesians would love it!

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:14 | Link to Comment zrussell
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The healthcare branch of the government will dwarf the military in budget and expenditures.

This albatross was not intended to “fly” but to

 1. greatly expand the government

2. double the speed of the transfer of wealth thru taxes and QE “support”

3. bring the frustrated public to embrace the subsequent single payer socialized medicine with open arms.

 

The prez was the delivery vehicle for the payload- authored by the global banksters.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:15 | Link to Comment darteaus
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Peak Fed yet?

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:16 | Link to Comment Fix-ItSilly
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The Fed is about monetary policy - not economic, not political and surely not social policy.  Twenty years ago Lasker would have been called to the White House and taken to the woodshed.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:36 | Link to Comment Kelley
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Little doubt it's true, but stinky no linky!

 

Who is Lacker? What is his source?

 

 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:39 | Link to Comment denverdolomte
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President of the FED Reserve of Richmond, and been with the FED since 1989.

 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:47 | Link to Comment Kelley
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Thanks. I've posted a link above.

 

It makes perfect sense that the Fed would do all it can to delay the deluge. Their goal is to have lots of wealth at least until they make it to the grave. Beyond that? eh

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:53 | Link to Comment denverdolomte
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Yup, the other problem with all this is that I'd confidently assume that 85% + don't have any clue how money is created in this system and that we are in a perpetual debt servitude unless we dismantle this cabal. 

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:44 | Link to Comment Kelley
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The edit button was not working so here is a link because I am a giver.;-)

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-usa-fed-lacker-20131223,0,2078818.story

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:40 | Link to Comment Rising Sun
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Fuck you Yellen - fucking socialist cunt

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:47 | Link to Comment fijisailor
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That's OK.  Go ahead and vent your rage on a useless stooge.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:41 | Link to Comment The worst trader
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So tired of all this BS, I miss the 90's

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