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And just like that, the MyRA propaganda goes full Goebbels retard. Unfortunately, due to time differences, neither Pravda, nor Izvestia or Moskovskij Komsomolets could reply with affirmative comments due to time constraints.

From the US Treasury:

A Look At What They’re Saying About myRA Across the Country


By: Brandi Hoffine

Last month in the State of the Union, President Obama laid out specific executive actions he will take to put more Americans back to work and expand opportunity so that every American can get ahead. Speaking about the importance of securing a dignified retirement, the President announced that he would direct Treasury to create a new way for working Americans to start their own retirement savings.  According to independent estimates, about half of all workers and 75 percent of part-time workers lack access to employer-sponsored retirement plans. That is why the Obama administration designed myRA (my Retirement Account) -  a simple, safe, and affordable retirement savings account that will be offered through employers to help low- and moderate- income Americans begin to save for retirement.


Below is a look at what newspaper editorial boards and financial columnists across the country are saying.

Source: US Treasury


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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:50 | 4450300 Aquarius
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And, I am selling bridges.

Ho hum

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:54 | 4450326 LetThemEatRand
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I understand that bankers and bridges are a good match, so kudos.  Sell a bunch.  I'm thinking about a nail gun franchise myself.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:06 | 4450386 ShrNfr
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You hit that one on the head.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:09 | 4450403 max2205
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Wait till the next crisis and the Treasury 'borrows' UrIRA

And never gives it back except a nice IOU on a piece of paper

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:12 | 4450416 boogerbently
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Isn't that what Fonestar is promoting with bitcoin, URCurrency ?

At least with MYra, only the morons that voted him in will be dumb enough to risk their $$$ in it.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:18 | 4450457 Major Major Major
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Where is FINRA on this one?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:28 | 4450506 0b1knob
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Before MyRA gets started doen't congress have to pass a law or something?   Or does Choomboy just executive action it into being?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:38 | 4450561 dryam
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This reminds me of the SNL skit on how to save money.....

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:52 | 4450629 NoDebt
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I would invest my money with Fonestar before I'd willingly participate in an Obama investment program.

Yeah, it's that bad.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:54 | 4450647 0b1knob
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Didn't the NAZIs have a savings plan that allowed people to purchase one of the new Hitler cars (later named Volkswagons) by saving a small amount each month?

Instead of a car they all got sent to Stalingrad instead.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:02 | 4450686 0b1knob
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"5 marks a week must you save, if you want to drive a wagon!"

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:43 | 4450871 Thought Processor
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And............  it's GONE!


Has to be the best South Park clip ever.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:25 | 4451724 BigJim
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 Last month in the State of the Union, President Obama laid out specific executive actions he will take to put more Americans back to work and expand opportunity so that every American can get ahead.

Lulz. How does every American 'get ahead'?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:44 | 4450875 Soul Glow
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Is myRA an annuity?  I can't think of another way to get "guranteed returns".

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 01:02 | 4451500 TruthInSunshine
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Never loan your retirement money to a broke dick fuck.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 08:36 | 4451882 kralizec
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How about never giving anybody your retirement money, broke dick fuck or not?!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 03:57 | 4451676 Canoe Driver
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The asstards are saying that treasury paper has "guaranteed" returns, i.e. interest payments. Of course, they are not mentioning risk to principal.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 04:02 | 4451682 StychoKiller
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That would require moar "truthiness" than the Obamatron is capable of!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:43 | 4453481 divide_by_zero
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I'm pretty sure that Obama and Co being the blood sucking parasites they are, would structure this much like a public employee defined benefit plan and the taxpayer would have to make up any shortfalls.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:58 | 4450659 johnQpublic
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cant you guys twitter bomb this to death?


i dont twit tweet or twat(except on saturdays if the wifes up for it)

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:58 | 4450949 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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+100 beer came out of my nose on that one. Thanks

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 03:09 | 4451629 A Nanny Moose
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You didn't drink that.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 03:08 | 4451628 A Nanny Moose
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Clearly demonstrating the lesser of two evils fallacy.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:28 | 4450509 Thought Processor
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"We're with the Government and we're here to help"


Be afraid.   Be very afraid.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:57 | 4450656 kchrisc
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"We're with the government, and we're here to help...ourselves to more of your shit, and your children of gun-toting age."

"I'm with the guillotine, and we're here to help."

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:00 | 4450676 lordylord
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"If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life."  -HDT

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:23 | 4450779 XitSam
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Is the government allowed to compete with private businesses like JPMorgan?

What am I saying? They're the same!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 03:52 | 4451668 Exponere Mendaces
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Listen, asshole.

MrRA is going to be a complete shit-show.

At least Bitcoin has actual YIELD, which the MyRA fucking turd can't even promise.

You really splitting hairs to make a point against bitcoin?

Fuck man, you work for the squid?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:06 | 4450705 Buck Johnson
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Thats funny and true, people have to see that the end game is near and that the govt. is becoming desparate.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:36 | 4450832 logicalman
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Hopefully they don't know where the boat went down.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:54 | 4451358 Chuck Walla
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Bernays needs to be dug up, shot, and buried again.


Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:09 | 4450401 jimmytorpedo
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Is downvoting the same as groaning for a bad pun?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:01 | 4450682 TBT or not TBT
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Yes and no

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:09 | 4450726 knukles
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Well now, isn't that kinda decisive.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 03:10 | 4451631 A Nanny Moose
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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:12 | 4450418 andrewp111
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Make sure your franchise sells the guns for those big hardened 1/2" dia concrete penetrating nails. You don't want someone to have to take 8 of them to commit suicide, do you?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:31 | 4450531 LetThemEatRand
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I see some actual advantage to penny nails.  Irony at its best.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:07 | 4450708 knukles
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"No more $400 penny nails under my Administration!"

Both Houses rise in unison, cheering, clapping, shouting, dancing in the aisles, screaming and spittle flying uncontrollably. 
The very same evening, a bi-partisan bill is introduced to eliminate government purchases of nails of lesser value than $400, called the Next Absolutely Inane Legislation ("NAILS") enthusiastically supported by the American Fastener and Repair Association.

Jump you fuckers.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:35 | 4451453 HisNameIsRP
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six will suffice

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:00 | 4450675 Pareto
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+1 I'll get long to that!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:07 | 4450707 frankthomaswhite59
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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:09 | 4450715 frankthomaswhite59
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where are you brain?  




Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:54 | 4450928 Wahooo
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Did Banzai do that poster?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:03 | 4450373 booboo
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"I am opening one up with ten bucks!! I want my FEMA commissary fund pre loaded when I get there so I don't have to rely on my parents account"

Aaron in Indianapolis

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:03 | 4450374 jcpicks
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When the time comes, good luck getting your money back.

Oh will probably be just paper by then.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:14 | 4450431 outofideas
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its just paper now.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:54 | 4450646 Mr. Magoo
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Rumor is that Jon (the slime) Corzine will be in charge of the fund. If its true we already know what the end result will be

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:00 | 4450680 kchrisc
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"And it's Jon. Next customer."

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:07 | 4450389 jimmytorpedo
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My RA is a sun god.

Watch as he burns through your 'savings'.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:28 | 4450511 layman_please
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myra(müra) in estonian means 'noise'. not sure what it signifies but seems appropriate.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:19 | 4451233 williambanzai7
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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 03:12 | 4451632 A Nanny Moose
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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 03:12 | 4451634 A Nanny Moose
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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:52 | 4450309 Colonel Klink
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They can kiss MyAss!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:52 | 4450310 stant
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Can't I just buy some from a chinaman? I hear they have some for sale

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:36 | 4450557 toady
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Dude! That's rayciss!

The preferred nomenclature is gook, not Chinaman!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:08 | 4450714 TBT or not TBT
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A myra would really tie your portfolio together.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:52 | 4450311 surf0766
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Let the members of CPUSA buy then all up for Dear Leader.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:52 | 4450312 fuu
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MyRA in case Belgium runs out of cash to buy bonds with.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:30 | 4450514 SDShack
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MyRA, sounds like a Greek hooker.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 22:50 | 4451123 Ignatius
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You know her too?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:52 | 4450316 666
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Whatever happened to truth in advertising laws?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:50 | 4450613 NoDebt
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I especially like the comment "they will have no cost at all!"

Coming from the 401k world, let me tell you how much that raises the little hairs on the back of my neck.  No cost?  No, of course not.  Since it's the government doing it, clearly there is no cost.  Because they're so damned efficient at running things.  Oh, and they also have magical powers to make costs disappear without a trace.

And, of course, do you think this president is worried about little things like "laws", especially ones dealing with truth-in-advertising?  (Think: Obamacare)

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:40 | 4450855 logicalman
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It's just that they are enforced selectively (Not the only laws that this happens with)

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:52 | 4450318 Kaiser Sousa
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just got back from "MySilver" dealer...



y'all better be stackin!


Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:52 | 4450320 unrulian
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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:10 | 4450406 DaveyJones
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Don't worry citizens, it's as sure as the 4th Amendment

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:40 | 4450581 toady
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Annddd.... it's gone.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:52 | 4450322 bonderøven-farm ass
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Wasn't the Treasury tapping into the federal worker's pension funds recently?  

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:07 | 4450390 valley chick
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Yes for the last couple years at least three times they have helped themselves into the fers g fund.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:07 | 4450709 johnQpublic
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we wont even mention the social security tust fund

lock box, bitchez

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:31 | 4450532 SDShack
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Can't be. aren't those funds in a lock box, just like Social Security?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:08 | 4450716 johnQpublic
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guess i needed to read down just one more post

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:17 | 4450757 KnightTakesKing
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Nice hat.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:53 | 4450324 Robot Traders Mom
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God, people are fucking stupid. The fact the Feds KNOW they can spew this type of bullshit and it will get eaten up by the populace, shows how much respect they have for our intelligence...

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:59 | 4450359 XenoFrog
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Thankfully laziness will trump stupidity, resulting in a shocking lack of interest in myIRAs.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:54 | 4450644 NoDebt
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I think you nailed it, XF.  That's why they'll make it mandatory soon enough.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:14 | 4450745 johnQpublic
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anyone who is dumb enuf to be interested just doesnt have the extra five bucks a week

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:23 | 4450780 cynicalskeptic
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You need a JOB before you can start saving for retirement.

The continued offshoring of jobs - and employment of cheap (legal and illegal) immigrant labor in pursuit of the lowest possible labor costs has been a disaster for the West.  'Free Trade' has destroyed the Middle Class.

BOTH political parties are pushing more 'free trade' - the TPP will be a disaster of even larger proportions.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:33 | 4450822 FredFlintstone
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Shock, denial, anger, grief, and finally acceptance. The middle class is gone. I know that it is tough, but we all need to let go and move on.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:44 | 4450876 logicalman
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Fuck saving in any government/bank scheme (I use the word advisedly) for your retirement.

If you put money in the bank it will just be stolen and you'll still be broke when you get old.



Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:56 | 4450652 Winston Churchill
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Rumor has it the Hon Jon Corzine will be the custodian,
and trustee ,for myra funds as Bernie Madoff is detained elsewhere.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:46 | 4450883 logicalman
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Hopefully they will be detained in the same place, one day - soon hopefully.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:32 | 4450535 SDShack
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Sheeple, it's what's for dinner...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 07:16 | 4451784 James-Morrison
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Obahhhma, the Sheeple's choice.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:53 | 4450325 TeamDepends
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But you must wear this bicycle helmet at all times.  It's just a formality.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:54 | 4450330 Seize Mars
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Full retard indeed.

You'd have to be if you believe this is something other than a fucking dog collar being put around your neck.



Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:58 | 4450350 10PastMidnight
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hahahahahahahahahaha   glad i got that out.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:27 | 4450795 DosZap
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Notice the states where they are applauding the idea, only ONE Southern(FL).

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:58 | 4450351 Big Brother
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I look forward to the Conan O'brien local news montage for further evidence of said subject.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:59 | 4450354 Hongcha
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I'll do it if they up the limit and set it up like an interest-bearing savings account with no penalty for withdrawals.

The way it is set now, it's like dropping slot machines to the penny level.  $5/month, huh.  Yes, MyGov is hoovering up the pennies.  My god what a mediocrity Messiah turned out to be with his cash 4 clunkers and assorted crap.

What a manifest embarassment to the office.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:59 | 4450360 nmewn
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Using the peoples money, in a marketing campaign, to steal the peoples money.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:13 | 4450420 DaveyJones
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you just defined government

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:28 | 4450800 nmewn
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But but but...I did it all, for the cheeeeeeeldrin ;-)

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:18 | 4450761 johnQpublic
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i wonder if it will bring in more than it cost to advertise and implement

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:36 | 4450834 nmewn
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See above, the kiddies (and printing) will have to pick up the tab for any & all cost overages. In this way, the pensions, salaries and benefit obligations are all fulfilled of the implementers.

Its the latest craze, universal everything ;-)

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:20 | 4451238 TheFourthStooge-ing
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i wonder if it will bring in more than it cost to advertise and implement

Heh, no you don't. ;)

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:32 | 4450819 satoshi411
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A Kleptocracy is the USA, ... anything else and it wouldn't be America or Israel.

A Kleptocracy is a gubmint ran by common criminals, ... where everybody steals from everybody else, and nobody does any productive work.

Hmm, ...

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:00 | 4450361 Ulterior
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russians are least of problems, they invested in vodka which is already consumed

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:00 | 4450365 f16hoser
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.....and who's gonna run Obozzo's MyRA??? You guessed it... John "the Slime" Corzine!!! Trust Corzine/Obama? I think not! The dollar is dead. Get use to it Sheeple.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:01 | 4450368 Unknown Poster
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Wasn't Social SECURITY designed to allow you to retire with dignity? Why saev with MyRA ;(

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:04 | 4450382 Rising Sun
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And if you ask right now, you get a free case of KY-Jelly - why?  Because you're going to fucking need it.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:50 | 4450622 Termin8or
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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:50 | 4450623 Termin8or
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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:08 | 4450397 andrewp111
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What a crock. Don't these fools understand that the 15K limit makes the MyRA account anything but safe. The whole idea is that you start saving, and when your account gets to 15K, you get a letter telling you that your account reached the limit and is now being rolled over to JP Morgan or The Squid (or whatever crony bankster has the contract).  Then you get a call from the bank's wealth manager suggesting you put your 15K into their favorite stock fund. Do you think the unsophisticated investors who get a MyRA will know anything about stocks? This scheme is just a blood funnel for whatever bankster is tight with Obama (or Hillary) and gets the contract.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:12 | 4450414 Rearranging Dec...
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There's a 15K limit? ha ha ha ha ah 

How is that supposed to fund more than a few minutes of retirement at this rate of actual inflation??

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:39 | 4450849 johnQpublic
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like 15k is gonna even be worth 3k in 30 years

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:45 | 4450881 FredFlintstone
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$3k, would be optimistic, wouldn't it?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 07:26 | 4451793 James-Morrison
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MyRA is to saving as Obamacare is to medical care.

Obamacare is health
MyRA is wealth.

"War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:51 | 4450628 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Do you honestly believe that the first African American President of the United States of America does not understand math? Everyhting he has ever done was for you, to you , in you, on you.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:11 | 4450735 drendebe10
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Hes not American. 

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:31 | 4450813 Dr. Engali
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Bill Clinton doesn't understand math?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:10 | 4450404 Rearranging Dec...
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"If you like your Retirement savings [We] can keep them!"

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:12 | 4450417 One And Only
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MyRa is being pitched because China don't want it no mo.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:15 | 4450428 ebworthen
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I have one message for .gov:


Magic Johnson in commercials pushing

WTF...double full retard.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:49 | 4450900 logicalman
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Souls can be had for cheap, it seems.

To be clear, I'm an atheist, so the 'soul' thing is a metaphor.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:55 | 4450932 WmMcK
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Double secretive blind full retard, even.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 22:12 | 4451002 Blano
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Mr. HIV himself pitches Half Black Cracker Care?

Fucking Spartan.


Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:15 | 4450433 darteaus
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Straight from those economic geniuses in Zimbabwe!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:15 | 4450435 Encroaching Darkness
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It's time for a RICO suit against the corrupt, fraudulent securities dealers who mislead the public and steal their money for their own use ....



Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:10 | 4450729 tom a taxpayer
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We need balls-to-the-walls prosecutions of JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, credit rating agencies, Countrywide, the mortgage industry, the appraisers,Freddie and Fannie, Citi and the big bankster  Wall Street banks, AIG, and current and former federal co-conspirators at U.S. Treasury, SEC, OTS, Federal Reserve, especially FRBNY( Tiny Tim, Dudley-Do-Wrong), and those members of Congress who aided and abetted the greatest financial crimes in U.S. history.

Justice demands these long-overdue prosecutions of overlapping RICO criminal enterprises. We need 20 years-to-life hard time prison sentences for the hundreds convicted. We need RICO confiscations of the hundreds of billions in illegal "profits" from the criminal enterprises of the banks, mortgage industry, and Wall Street Mafia.

Because of the huge backlog of RICO cases, the prosecution and the courtroom should be modified to process the mass trials in style of the Maxiprocesso (Maxi Trials) of the Mafia in Sicily during the 1980s that resulted in hundreds of defendants convicted.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:15 | 4450438 buzlightening
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Said the spider to the flies.  Once in; never out.  Get eaten alive.  Slam the financial iron curtain down on 401k,IRA's, or myRA's.  Anything the gov goon platoon gets furry pawed clawed rat bastard teeth into; never let go until it's all eaten alive.  Anyone here with pensions in bankster fraudster control you'd better get to it before the fed fuds do.   If the rat bastards can't trap you flies bearing maggots now, the gov goon platoon will outright steal from all citizens.  Last act of a corrupt gov is raid the treasury; strip the citizen of every last penny.  Final curtain call for any still thinking the criminal banksters in bed with gov goons won't shake you down for every last penny now screaming last act. 

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:16 | 4450442 Chippewa Partners
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One thinks that MyRA is shovel-ready...........

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:18 | 4450443 darteaus
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"This tatoo is for your own protection while you are here in camp."

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:26 | 4450499 Bastiat
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Exactly, for your protection because if you don't get one, bad things will happen to you.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 02:23 | 4451596 Real Estate Geek
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Don't worry--it's henna.  It'll come right off!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:17 | 4450456 darteaus
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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:19 | 4450462 Emergency Ward
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The young graduates from Mr Bush's No Child Left Behind generation can look forward to participation in Mr Obama's sensible plan to help them save for retirement.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:00 | 4450679 Winston Churchill
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9mm or .45 .

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 22:15 | 4451019 darteaus
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Whatever caliber the DHS is buying.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:24 | 4450483 NeedleDickTheBu...
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Again, the U.S. Government is talking out of both sides of its mouth and members of the fourth estate fall for it hook, line and sinker.

myRA >>> encourage saving

ZIRP >>> discourage saving

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:10 | 4450730 Professorlocknload
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MyRA >>> encourage saving

ZIRP >>> discourage saving


Depends on "who" is doing the "saving." 2nd phase of this scheme is "Vote for me and I'll match your MyRA."  

Then, they'll borrow it all away, replacing it with "special" Treasury paper.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:53 | 4450923 Accounting101
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Wrong. Stop listening to your radio and understand the MyRA rent extraction scheme.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:51 | 4450908 logicalman
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They don't 'fall for it' - they are part of it.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:24 | 4450487 Bastiat
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Does it have electrolytes?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:29 | 4450518 DIgnified
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Snake oil.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:29 | 4450519 Bagbalm
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No risk, because we can print our own money. If it won't buy anytjhing tough.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:33 | 4450542 evernewecon
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One might perhaps think on the one

hand, if there's really a chance of

bank bail-in's happening, then why

bother with the banking middleman?


On the other hand, if the alternative

is the top of the pyramid, so as to keep

supporting the bottom, ...





The very next QE installment should

actually be half ($US 42.5B) 

to student aid/nurses/teachers for

upgrading education and health

and enabling mechanisms, with

their funds mostly reasonably 

expected to get spent in the U.S.,

whereas the banks invest in 

the greatest adversity available

anywhere in the world.



Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:17 | 4450751 RaceToTheBottom
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Checks for everyone to be used only for Hookers and Blow.

Got to keeps the money where the rubber meets the road.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:52 | 4450918 logicalman
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If I'm wearing a rubber, I sure as hell don't want it meeting the road.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:57 | 4450944 HardlyZero
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It might happen.  I could see crashing and burning the economy, while ONLY supporting the electorate.  Setup a ring fence with Dobermans.   Would only be used for a year or two.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:50 | 4450620 goldenbuddha454
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When China quits buying our debt/bonds and Japan is just incapable of doing so, atleast the good people of the USA will be forced to buy the junk bonds via MYRA.  Can we just call MYRA the new improved Social Security System?  Like the new improved US Dollar.  You trade your gold and silver in for the new improved Dollars after the current Dollar goes Zimbabwe.  Who said you lived in a free country? 

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:27 | 4450796 Dr. Engali
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Ahem..... The "good people of the U.S.S.A" don't have any fucking money.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:36 | 4450835 lunaticfringe
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We're going full blown Japanese bitchez!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:46 | 4450889 Accounting101
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No we can't call it the new and improved Social Security System because the MyRA is just another rent extraction scheme proposed by the Oligarchs and no, the government is not part of the Oligarchy. The government is simply the tool they use to seperate you from your money.

The article fails to mention that once the MyRA account reaches $15,000 the investor is forced into a Roth IRA. Wall Street then proceeds to extract rent.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:55 | 4450649 buzzsaw99
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i'm sure they will pay off myra victims just as well as they will on social security for the poor saps paying into that today

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:58 | 4450661 grunk
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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:59 | 4450665 PrawnStar
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This is a perfect manufactured buyer for future Treasury debt, a way to force taxpayers to buy t-bills.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 21:00 | 4450671 RaceToTheBottom
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I want 50% interest on MyIra to match my upcoming 100% inflation....


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