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Is Harry Reid The Most Hypocritical Man In The World?

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While Dos Equis has its most-interesting-man, we think we have found the 'most hypocritical'. Until today we thought Sandy Weill was the undisputed champion in this category, but after seeing this clip we think he has strong competition. At around 40 seconds into this lengthy diatribe, everyone's favorite Libertarian Las Vegan utters the most two-faced hypocritical words that he could possible have uttered: "I think we should audit the Federal Reserve". Between Harry Reid's recent vehement anti-Paul behavior and the whip-order that Democrats received on Ron Paul's bill yesterday, this is stunning. While the sell-out nature of this kind of politician does not surprise us, we thought it prudent for all US citizens to understand the true nature of the political class that decides an increasing amount of our day to day lives.

Yesterday's whip order...



This week, the House is expected to consider H.R. 459 – Federal Reserve Transparency Act.  This bill directs the GAO to complete an audit of the monetary policy deliberations, actions, and related matters taken by the Federal Reserve System before the end of 2012, followed by a detailed report to Congress. Most significantly, the bill would repeal existing restrictions on the GAO’s authority to perform audits of Federal Reserve monetary policy activities.


Like all other major central banks around the world, the Federal Reserve is an independent central bank, and its monetary policy actions are not subject to approval by the Administration or Congress. While Congress has set out the policy goals the Federal Reserve is to pursue – maximum employment and price stability – the ability of the Federal Reserve to pursue monetary policy independent of political influence is critical to its ability to fulfill its dual mandate.


Moreover, Congress already conducts regular and robust oversight of the Federal Reserve and actually expanded GAO’s audit authority two years ago in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It expanded the types of audits GAO may conduct of the Federal Reserve, as well as the data that must be disclosed to the public. The Federal Reserve’s financial accounts have long been subject to audit both by the GAO and an outside, independent audit firm.


This bill impedes the independence of this critical institution. In order for the Federal Reserve to do its job effectively, it should not be subject to short-term political pressures. The experience during debate on the debt ceiling last summer should demonstrate to the American public that House Republicans cannot be allowed to hold our economy or our critical economic institutions hostage in order to further their extreme agenda.




Reid's magical words begin around 40 seconds into the clip...


Indeed, probably the most hypocritical man in the world...


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Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:39 | 2654178 Biggvs
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? You never give me sound money ?

? You only give me your funny paper ?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:41 | 2654186 Biggvs
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I guess ZH doesn't do musical note symbols... supposed to remind you of a tune from Abbey Road.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:45 | 2654211 Toolshed
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Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:04 | 2654303 Pinto Currency
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Reid is frightened - he can see it all coming down.

Probably won't help him though.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:09 | 2654327 Precious
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Hypocritical is about the nicest thing you could say about this soddy, shriveled prick.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:14 | 2654371 HoofHearted
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I wrote his Senate email asking him to let this come up for an up or dwon vote, just as he insisted that ACA must come up for a yes or no vote. I never used any of those words that George Carlin said we can't say on TV. I thought about them, but I signed it with my name and evidence that I'm an upstanding member of the community.

Now if one of you guys wants to take a bat to Harry Reid, put me down for part of your bail money. But I wouldn't tell that to Harry in the nice letter.

To call him an asshole really insults anuses everywhere.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:18 | 2654402 12ToothAssassin
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Maybe we could kickstart that bail fund?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:52 | 2654596 sitenine
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I don't need to add to the discussion on how we all feel about this prick. I do want to add my two cents on why I think he's doing this though. It has become blatantly obvious what's about to happen to the entire monetary system, and I believe this is his attempt to leave at least an impression that he tried to come down on the right side of history. It's far too late for that of course, so we can pretty much view it as just another rat trying to get off the sinking ship. My advice is to prepare for the worst (if you're reading this, you already know how). God help us, one and all.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:56 | 2654622 negative rates
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I say auction off his congressional paintings and reduce the debt.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:05 | 2654650 Herd Redirectio...
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Sell his paintings, and wipe the debt.  Straight up jubilee.  It can't be repaid anyway.  The 'unfunded liabilities' that aren't even counted as debt can never be repaid either.   Military industrial complex, Big Pharma, Big Ag, the TBTF Fiat Money Cartel, disassemble them all.   Then we move to restore justice, and any one found to have psychopathic tendencies is barred from heading any organization, least of all government.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:38 | 2654760 negative rates
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Well that leaves about 3 people left to carry on, and at this point, I don't think they care.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:54 | 2654794 DaveyJones
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Jury Verdict: Harry Reid Not Guitly by Reason of Insanity

The court then sends him to the state mental ward for life 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 20:04 | 2655127 engineertheeconomy
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Cocksucking Cunt Bitch Whore Slut


Thu, 07/26/2012 - 18:22 | 2654851 Obadiah
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Hey here's a great idea.

Lets cloudfund that muthertrucker.  Let see "Patriots for Truth"  or "The Truth".

Probabbly have to set-up in barbados to stay close the the said moneys and fund from outside?  Gwantonomo here we come

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:27 | 2654722 eatthebanksters
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I actually called him an unprincipled hyocrite in my email....but then I also sent one to Senator Kyle of Arizona and called him a bufoon for saying we should let the housing market sort itself out as we were bailing out the banks....the Mo and Ron brothers...

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:21 | 2654418 fuu
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He has a few really choice statements in the clip:

 "Senator Dorgan has spoke out on the secrecy of the Federal Reserve System. He's spoken out on the Federal Reserve more than anyone that I know in either body. But even though there is no entity in the world that controls our lives more than the Federal Reserve System, his speeches go unnoticed I'm sorry to say."

"If the principle of underfunded mandates being stopped sounds good to Senators, then they should jump with joy and run over here and co-sponsor this legislation. Because this really overshadows all other unfunded mandates, because these go on all the time."

and the real head scratcher:

"I think it's important if people are in favor of doing away with unfunded mandates that they support the largest unfunded mandate we have in America today."

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:09 | 2654664 Vet4RonPaul
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Unbelievable!!  "He's (Sen. Dorgan) has spoken out on the Fed .. more than anyone that I know in either body."   

Unfuckingbelievable.  Does he somehow not know Ron Paul?!

This guy is a zombie that sold his soul a long time ago.  How the hell to the great people of Nevada vote a neocon nazi truth-slayer cheese eating surrender monkey like this the fuck in?!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:17 | 2654688 g speed
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cause everyone in Nevada works for the house.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:36 | 2654730 eatthebanksters
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And Harry knows the Bernank has secrets that would hurt his cause...


There is some good news coming out of all this...the MSM is finally reporting things like Eric Holder's law firm's connection to Jon Corzine, Barofsky's rip on the corruption in the White House, the lying of Geithner and more.  Sandy Weill has actually done an about face.  Four years ago tey were burying this shit where it would never see the light of day. 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 18:27 | 2654862 robobbob
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oh joy

at this rate, we'll be able to read their acknowledgment of the existance of the fema re-education facilities in the camp newsletter.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:49 | 2654786 SmittyinLA
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Vegas is full of LA retirees and LA refugees who vote exactly the same regardless of where they live, and Vegas dominates Nevada. 

Many of the people that fled the Mexican invasion in Southern CA moved to Vegas and voted for Harry Reid (ya its counter productive and defeats the purpose of moving to a frozen boiling desert), but who ever said voters were critical thinkers?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 18:57 | 2654969 vato poco
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..."who ever said California voters were critical thinkers?"

Fixed it for ya.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:54 | 2654605 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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harry reid looks like child molestor. would you leave yor children alone with this beady eyed scumbag?


Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:04 | 2654647 FeralSerf
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Harry's a typical Mormon.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:57 | 2654802 GCT
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Spot on Precious.  Wish I could do +100.  My daddy told me Action Speaks Louder Then Words.  Both parties bicker to show their base how great they are to them.  All the while both parties are pilfering your wallets.

I would almost bet this does not come to a vote or Reid will tell the dems to vote it down.  Whats sad is this is something most here and throughout America could agree on. 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 21:00 | 2655257 icanhasbailout
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Seriously, I've been hoping he would get Murtha'd in surgery for too long

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 04:24 | 2655672 CompassionateFascist
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Foolishness. Reid and thousands like him in Sodom-on-the-Potomac are mere shabbatz goyim. Well rewarded servants. Not masters. In Reid's case, the controller is the Jew wife.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:14 | 2654366 citta vritti
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spoiler alert - the thread comments are great, and for sure HR is a hypocrite ("I don't often tell the truth, but when I do, it's when I know no harm will come to me") but per Dr. Engali below, the video is from 1995. So it's not like he issued the whip order yesterday and today took the floor to cover his ass.  

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:17 | 2654393 Moe Howard
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You are right, he was for the audit long before he was against it.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:43 | 2654542 Robot Traders Mom
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He supports Bryce Harper getting an All-Star slot but not auditing the Fed?


Makes perfect sense.


Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:31 | 2654417 ZerOhead
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Requiring the Fed to submit a bullshit "Effect of Interest Rate Changes" report wouldn't have changed anything.

Nice to see he used to think the Fed was a threat before he found out they were his best buddy.


Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:22 | 2654422 HarryM
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I was more upset about Reid getting re-elected than Obama being elected.

Reid really is a slimy cock sucker, a regular cockaroach

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:35 | 2654497 Eternal Complainer
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He certainly is a dirty little whore isn't he?

Reminds me of the movie serpico watching this little insect, with all them dirty cops on the take. No different

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:53 | 2654219 LouisDega
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And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make, bitchez

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:54 | 2654260 DoChenRollingBearing
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Hypocritical politicians?  Big government CAUSES more problems than it could possibly cure.  Harry Reid?  Just assume anything he says is a lie.

With so many problems (some of which I discuss in my new article), so many lies and so many thieves, well, I'll say it:

Gold, bitchez!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:15 | 2654382 Argonaught
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Outta college, money spent. 

See no future, Pay no rent.....



Wait...I didn't even have to change those words to apply!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:36 | 2654753 NotApplicable
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"All the money's gone, nowhere to go.
Any jobber got the sack
Monday morning turning back
Yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go"

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:48 | 2654222 Quisat_Sadarak
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Scene adapted from Life of Brian:

Shackled Bernanke arrives in a long line of bankers to speak to the executioner.

Executioner: "Crucifiction?  GOOD!  Line on the left, one cross each."


Later on Biggvs says: "Welease Bwernake!"



Great name.  ;-)

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:51 | 2654242 Careless Whisper
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@ 2;12 "...maybe we should combine the Federal Reserve Board with the C/I/A"   LoLz  Why would the Federal Reserve share the power?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:58 | 2654279 Michael
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The democrats hate the 99% as proven by their actions.

Harry Reid will go down in November when the R's take over the Senate. It's simple math. All incumbents lose their elections and Senate control goes to the R's.


Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:01 | 2654292 Meatballs
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You state this like it will make a difference or that it's a good thing. Please.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:11 | 2654670 Herd Redirectio...
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Republicans vs Democrats = false dilemma

It assumes your choice makes a difference.  And that both sides aren't thoroughly corrupt and in the pocket of the very same 'king-makers' (aka Big Corporate America/the Oligarchy)

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:43 | 2654768 NotApplicable
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I just love it when I see comments like this voted down, as it means somebody's little feelings got hurt.

So, because they are soooooo mature, they attack the messenger, yet never the message.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:21 | 2654419 12ToothAssassin
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Are you assuming that half the sheeple are aware and can vote accordingly?


Still wont make a difference.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 22:54 | 2655455 slewie the pi-rat
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"Welease Bwernake!"

   ~~Biggvs Dickvs, BiChvs!!!


Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:53 | 2654257 Eireann go Brach
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I would tell my 8 year old son! "Son, you are allowed to pick up your baseball bat and hit one man with it across the jaw, if you don't connect well the first time you can have a another shot, that man is Harry Reid". Now don't ever let me catch you using that bat on anyone ever again!"

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:05 | 2654310 overmedicatedun...
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Those wondering why the Department of Justice has refused to go after Jon Corzine for the vaporization of $1.6 billion in MF Global client funds need look no further than the documents uncovered by the Government Accountability Institute that reveal that the now-defunct MF Global was a client of Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer’s former law firm, Covington & Burling.

There’s more. 

Records also reveal that MF Global’s trustee for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy retained as its general bankruptcy counsel Morrison & Foerester--the very law firm from which Associate Attorney General Tony West came to DOJ.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:22 | 2654704 Everybodys All ...
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... and the media knows exactly every nose hair Romney has because of their exhaustive examination of his actions at Bain but they will let this story go without any reservation.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:45 | 2654775 NotApplicable
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That's because his activity at Bain wasn't necessarily criminal, but merely embarrasing to his political brand.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:26 | 2654717 Lord Blankcheck
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It's because the case is in NYC with Judge Glen.He always rules for the NY banks,as all their judges do.Kind of the like the 99% conviction rate that the FedGov has these days.

zero justice puppet show

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:18 | 2654403 The Gooch
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Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:47 | 2654781 NotApplicable
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I LOLed when I got to that line.

Hard. Then I thought about the underwear on his head, and laughed harder.

Must've been an aluminum bat,

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:20 | 2654407 tekhneek
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Hate crime.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:08 | 2654660 Abiotic Oil
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"Can we all agree on a little common sense bat control?  There is no reason a civilian needs a Louisville Slugger." - Barry

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:57 | 2654801 The Gooch
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Louisville Slugger and Barry in the same sentence.

I like it. 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:30 | 2654463 WillyGroper
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roflmao------"oh my goodness!"

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:01 | 2654290 SheepRevolution
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When are you Americans going to start picking up your snipers and assassinate these corrupt politicians? Hell, if we in Europe would have had your guns, there would be politicians' brains all over the place.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:21 | 2654416 NidStyles
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You don't need rifles to revolt. Rifles only bring the Police State that much faster. 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:49 | 2654788 NotApplicable
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True dat.

Pots and pans have a fine tradition of freaking out TPTB.

"Why no officer, we're just gathering for a potluck."

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:25 | 2654438 pods
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So you are trying to tell us that people who knowingly gave up their right to resist tyranny would somehow miraculously use the tools which they freely gave up?

Hell, didn't they try to ban steak knives in the UK?


Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:32 | 2654475 nmewn
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I love listening to advice from europeans, I rarely take it, I just love their accents ;-)

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:51 | 2654791 NotApplicable
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"If we had guns"


Thu, 07/26/2012 - 19:37 | 2655059 nmewn
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lol...they're not the brightest bulbs they always present themselves as are they?

They let themselves get whipped into a froth because some criminally "insane" fruit cake who kills four or a hundred & four innocents (body count doesn't matter) with a gun and the reflex is to...ban the gun?...oh thats just fucking brilliant.

And then wimper & cower like beat dogs ten years after the "event" with bold proclamations of "if I hadn't been led around by the nose by complete idiots ten years God, I'd do sumpin"...yeah, sure.

I've never understood the logic of these people N/A.

In our most recent (Batman) no one was armed but the "fruitcake" in that theater.

To flip "the issue" on its head, what if everyone (or half or even a quarter) there in the audience were armed and this Bozo pops open the exit door and starts long would he have lasted?

Ten seconds...tops IMHO. He's directly in front of them.

To say bans at the expense of everyones liberty (as pods points to above) prevent criminal acts is the definition of sheeple ignorance. This guy could have created the carnage he did with the bombs he had in his apartment or a simple five gallon can of gasoline.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:44 | 2654546 HungrySeagull
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I don't do rifles. My slug gun is in the corner.

There are hundreds of others who DO rifles and far better than I can.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 19:50 | 2655089 pods
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Haha, fellow slug tosser here.  But I can hit a target with precision with a 308 farther away than my slug can even travel.  Nevermind some of the "reach out and touch someone" guns, ala 338 lapua.


Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:04 | 2654645 jumbo maverick
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What makes you think any of the politicians have brains to splatter?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:32 | 2654735 g speed
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I think we'll just wait for the disenfranchised police/military rank and file to do it for us---only a matter of time.---

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 19:15 | 2655013 lakecity55
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The rules are they have to attack US first.

That may not be too far off.

Long Rope!

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 00:12 | 2655544 eatapeach
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They don't walk among the people much.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:06 | 2654657 dh_sawyer
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and in the middle of depreciation, it breaks down!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 21:31 | 2655322 FRBNYrCROOKS
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Boy! You're gonna' crry that weight, carry that weight a long time!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:43 | 2654182 THECOMINGDEPRESSION

Told to shut up or you're suicided..The fraud MUST continue

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:48 | 2654225 ihedgemyhedges
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So did John Kerry learn from Reid, or did Reid learn from Kerry?????

I can answer that: who gives a shite........they're all the same once they've been there long enough..........except for Paul.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:50 | 2654239 1100-TACTICAL-12
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If I had the chance to punch anyone in the world  in the nose it would this slimebag. Bold unintended

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:51 | 2654248 Biggvs
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I guess Reid only hates the Fed when interest rates are rising.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:37 | 2654757 g speed
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Bingo----rates falling makes spending on someone elses dime much less costly-- always less to repay on new loans(refi) and higher intrest debt can always be sold-- 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:53 | 2654259 Race Car Driver
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I junked ya for the implication that Ron Paul is better than any of the other Masonic spooks in .gov.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:13 | 2654358 ihedgemyhedges
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I'm not saying he's better.  But on this topic, he hasn't changed his stripes........

Do I fault you for junking me? No.  I referred to a politician in a favorable way.  I understand............

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:52 | 2654253 ACP
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Pelosi Crime Family

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:40 | 2654184 RacerX
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what a jackass

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:48 | 2654228 Dr. Richard Head
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Jackasses perform a function in society.  This fuck tarded cuntwad asshole monkey fucking son of a bitch hairy assed cock sucking puppet of a whore anus cum guzzling twat faced whore.......AHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:55 | 2654269 BeetleBailey
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Doctor - I commend your command of the English language. Well said sir. Well aaid indeed.


Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:07 | 2654312 Dr. Richard Head
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Fri, 07/27/2012 - 01:04 | 2655582 t0mmyBerg
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I have to tell you I havent laughed this hard in years.  I have sent this to my partner and now shown this comment to everyone in our household on vacation, including my mother, which I wasnt going to do but my sister was laughing so hard she insisted.  This captures pretty much exactly how I feel about all the god damned bastards in government everywhere.  What really does it is the rip wild scream at the end.  Who knew ZeroHedge was such wholesome family entertainment.  Damned good work.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:50 | 2654238 Anusocracy
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I hope he isn't allowed to die a natural death.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 18:51 | 2654188 lakecity55
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Yep, just like Barry, Harry takes a "wide stance" every morning, spreads his cheeks and shits all over America.

What a guy.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:42 | 2654192 Jlmadyson
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Man how in the world they kept him around I'll never understand.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:48 | 2654227 RacerX
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"Gangs of New York" quote: "It's not the votes, is the counting! Keep counting boys!"

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 20:35 | 2655195 The Navigator
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Fucking Zombies never die - this cocksucker will plague America for decades more.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:42 | 2654193 youngman
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and you think this matters....

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:42 | 2654195 gimli
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What's the big deal?

The definition of hypocrite is politician isn't it?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:58 | 2654276 FMR Bankster
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We have a winner. Although the answer to the question is YES. He is the most hypocritical person in the world.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:16 | 2654388 Al Huxley
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They're synonyms.  You can use them interchangeably in sentences.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:43 | 2654198 ebworthen
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Populist pablum.

Reid knows it will never happen.

He got the go ahead from his masters on Wall Street to release some propaganda.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:43 | 2654199 nodhannum
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When I looked up the definition of "pond scum" in the dictionary, his picture was next to it...go figure.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:43 | 2654201 SheepDog-One
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Anyone who believes 1 word any politician, banker, or news reporter ever says is a total fool.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:14 | 2654372 chdwlch1
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Their horrible reputation is well deserved...unfortunately, it's that same reputation that impedes the most qualified Americans from involving themselves in politics.  Looking forward to a thorough house cleaning in DC and hope it comes in my lifetime.

Most politicians are so crooked, they could hide behind a corkscrew!

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:44 | 2654204 oklaboy
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and this suprises you how?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:44 | 2654207 MachoMan
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I'm telling you, they're going to sacrifice the fed in an attempt to shield individual actors...  it's coming.  And congress will behave strangely similarly...

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:46 | 2654221 Dr. No
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Interesting theory.  That would be quite a show.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:57 | 2654273 Quisat_Sadarak
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Maybe they are planning to lock in that taxpayer debt by enacting a gold standard after the FED audit.   If a gold standard is enacted remember to default wipe out the public debt first.  Start with a clean slate or you lock in taxpayer debt that can't possibly be paid back.


Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:03 | 2654304 toady
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That is one of my favorite theories.

The Supreme Court ruling:

In our deliberations in bunghole vs the federal reserve we found the laws that created the fed clearly unconstitutional. Therefore we immediately seize all assets of the fed and declare all debts of the fed null and void.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:54 | 2654261 Shameful
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Why?  People are basically as dumb as rocks.  Have an easier time teaching a horse algebra then a normal citizen about the financial system.  Look at currency meltdowns of the past, most of the time the central banker either continues being central banker, or has a brief absence and comes back.  People really don't pay attention to being robbed if the con man is smart enough to use hard to understand language and/or has a convenient scapegoat.  None of the major players want the Fed gone.  The political class want to be free of any blame, and the crony capitalist class prefer monetary actions to be done as desired and done in a totally opaque manner.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:17 | 2654387 Ignatius
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Right.  The banks are the Fed.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:35 | 2654496 Al Huxley
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It's not the general public's fault that they don't understand the financial system, because being an artificial construct the financial system can be made arbitrarily complex by the people who run it, to their benefit.  It IS the general public's fault that they trust bankers, and have ANYTHING to do with the financial system, as there's absolutely no real requirement to make use of banks, brokerages, etc...

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 19:12 | 2655005 lakecity55
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Up Arrow. I made my kids take some Econ stuff in college.

However, they came back spouting off something about each from his means to each of their needs or some such claptrap.

We will have to purge the system.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 19:19 | 2655020 MachoMan
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it's the same concept as the underlying premise of the jury system...  for all their faults...  hilarity...  ridiculousness...  and tomfoolery...  the jury gets it right the vast majority of the time.  Do you really, really need to know about the interworkings of the financial system to be able to lay blame?  I'll put it another way, do you think that pitchforks care about whether they've done a thorough investigation?  Do the pitchforks usually get it wrong?  People don't need to know all the details...  internal bullshit meters are generally pretty solid...  hence the need to separate individuals from their organizations (limited liability).  The organizations are the first lines of defense.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:55 | 2654267 fonzannoon
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How do you see them "sacraficing" the fed and how exactly do you see that playing out in the marketplace?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:15 | 2654377 centerline
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The ball simply gets tossed into the hands of congress who will fuck it all up.  The perfect end because the politicians take the blame.

In the marketplace, I suspect it would be disaster.  Gridlock at first creates massive deflation and clobbers everything.  Then, J6P will scream for money and congress will fire up the "super printer" sending everything to the moon.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:56 | 2654270 SMG
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Which if they do sacrifice the Fed, it would soon be replaced with The Fed II: Spawn of Rothschild once the dust settled.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 18:32 | 2654881 MachoMan
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if by the fed II you mean "plebs gone wild" (aka congress and/or a dictator), then yes...  I fully concur that the problem isn't the entity itself, it's the power structure and natural human incentives...  remember b9k9's contribution to this blog...  the government controls the banks, not the other way around...  "if banks did not exist, the government would have to create them"   

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:00 | 2654288 tip e. canoe
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yup, just in time for that charter to expire, so they can wash themselves of any potential blowback of having to relegislate it back into existence.

of course, their suggested replacement will be just more of the same, if not worse...much much worse.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:45 | 2654210 azzhatter
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I called Reid's office yesterday and talked to a smug bitch who pretended to take notes. I told her Reid must bring the vote to the floor. Of course he won't because all the cocksuckers will vote against it and it will be on their record voting against transparency. The cocksuckers have hijacked our government and we need to take it back now

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:11 | 2654344 XitSam
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As long as the Senate Minorty Whip, Arizona Senator Jon Kyl, who unlike Harry Reid, has always been opposed to transparency for the Fed, I don't think it is going to pass.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:45 | 2654215 tekhneek
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Hey Harry,

Go fuck yourself. That is all.



Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:52 | 2654249 nevadan
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I second the motion.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:01 | 2654293 Dr. Engali
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  <--------all in favor  say aye

  <--------all opposed say nay

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:07 | 2654216 Hype Alert
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Second only to BO.


Obama's 2006 speech:

"Over the past 5 years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion. That is "trillion'' with a "T.'' That is money that we have borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China and Japan, borrowed from American taxpayers. And over the next 5 years, between now and 2011, the President's budget will increase the debt by almost another $3.5 trillion...

Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that "the buck stops here.'' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit."

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:29 | 2654731 Everybodys All ...
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well played.

Too bad no one pays attention any longer. How else could this kind of madness go on even with media bias?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 19:01 | 2654910 OneTinSoldier66
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Why should the Government have any debt at all to begin with? I thought the Government was supposed to be 'funded'. That means, they take in some money, then they can spend that money, and that's it! I never condonded the Government to spend beyond its means in any way, shape, or form. As far as I'm concerned the Government certainly does not have the consent of this governed, and was never authorized to spend beyond its means. Not that it matters to them to have the consent of any voter, just their corporate masters(money).


Otherwise you get some things we have now, like Harry Reid standing up on the floor of the Senate saying how they don't even need a budget anymore.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 20:29 | 2655180 FRBNYrCROOKS
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Good point!

Unfortunately, I haven't found a way around them docking my paycheck by one-third! Any suggestions?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 00:27 | 2655561 OneTinSoldier66
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No, unfortunately i don't know how to tell you to get around that other than ending The 'System of Usury' Fed and the Income 'Enslavement' Tax, which I'm certainly for getting rid of.


1913 was a bad year for sure.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:46 | 2654217 stinkhammer
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these people, what nerve; why I'd...

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:47 | 2654223 farragut
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Harry Reid is a slimeball. Harry Reid is a politician--but I repeat myself (apologies to M. Twain).

Harry Reid is doing what politicians do best: sell out to the highest bidder. Don't hate him for it; it's what they do by their very nature, he can't help it. Rather, hate the system that allows these guys to do what they do.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:52 | 2654251 The Gooch
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aaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnndddddddd.... Nope. I fucking hate him.

You're right about that system thing, though.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:10 | 2654340 nmewn
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Just like there are "common thieves" there are "common politicians" so you expect them to steal from you & lie right to your face.

The problem is Reid is the majority leader in the senate giving him uncommon power...nothing happens without him going along with it rirst and he's one of the biggest snakes there ever was.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:48 | 2654226 UTICA CLUB XX PURE

Off with him "to Ford theater"


Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:49 | 2654230 Nadaclue
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No doubt this Administration has found an insider in the GAO which can be bought/blackmailed/bullied/death threatened/pickyourown. Recall, this is Chicago style politics this time around with some LV Mobster/hole in the desert thrown in.

I don't understand how these CSMF live so long...

Inside, I weep for my country.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:50 | 2654234 brace_brace_brace
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What is his number. I am in NV and would love to give him a call

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:00 | 2654263 Daily Bail
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Here you go Brace:


522 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone202-224-3542 / Fax: 202-224-7327

Gee, wouldn't it suck if Harry Reid's office were overwhelmed by callers demanding that he allow a vote on Ron Paul's bill.  Thanks in advance to anyone who calls.  And make sure to let them know you've seen the video of Reid calling for a Fed Audit.

Ask them why he changed his mind.

Reid introduced legislation to audit the Federal Reserve, and co-sponsored several bills to increase transparency at the Fed in the 1990s, according to Govtrack.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:04 | 2654307 brace_brace_brace
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Called him up but secretary must be getting lots of calls. She said she will let him know.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:15 | 2654383 Rainman
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Harry's not up for reelection for 5 years.....sorry, but he does not give a shit what you think.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:17 | 2654392 brace_brace_brace
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No shit sherlock. O bummer is up for election 

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:45 | 2654559 rodocostarica
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With any luck Harry will be feeding worms within 5 years. He looks like he is pretty close to the end.


And you are right he does not give a shit what anyone thinks other than his big donors.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:14 | 2654369 brace_brace_brace
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When I asked the secretary why he changed his mind she said there is a press release and that she can not comment on it.

What a deal. This is fraud this is counterfit politicianism. Why did this country become like this. LIe lie lie cheat cheat cheat rob rob rob steal steal steal is the new good which was the old bad. Remind him about this now mcfadden has the balls.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:28 | 2654451 azzhatter
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The people took their eye off the ball

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:21 | 2654420 LMAOLORI
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Daily Bail  a long hard fight

It won’t move in the Senate, and Obama would veto it. Regardless, the House voting to independently audit the Fed does reduce the credibility of the Fed as a source of wise technocratic wisdom, placing it squarely in the realm of democratic deliberation. The Fed hates this, captured as it is by large banks. But the LIBOR scandal and Bernanke’s position as a key actor in the Presidential race have positioned the Fed in such a way that political blowback was inevitable. It is a quasi-fiscal agent conducting its own foreign policy, with swap lines open to foreign central banks without permission from Congress and a regulatory apparatus that is designed to protect the capital structure of the big banks.

If I had to guess, what’s happening here is that the Fed is conducing an aggressive lobbying campaign among Democratic leaders. I described the Fed’s legislative activity in this piece, How the Federal Reserve Fights. The central bank is a powerful agent on the Hill, and the people that run the Fed and the big banks and economics establishment who rely on the Fed want to keep it that way. In 2009, the Fed hired Linda Robertson to lobby Congress. Robertson was the former head of Enron’s lobbying operation and a well-known Democratic establishment player. She is well-suited to run such a lobbying effort against Ron Paul’s bill. She did it in 2009 and 2010. I checked her campaign contributions, and she maxed out to both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in 2008, while also being quite savvy about distributing money to both parties when necessary (here’s her work at Enron engaging in what looks somewhat close to bribery). Being a key lobbyist for Enron might disqualify you for a job requiring integrity, but it is apparently a mark of prestige in DC to have that on your resume. It means you have juice, the ability to bring in money, and you’ll always be discrete about the deals you cut. Steny Hoyer, the Democratic whip, listens to people like Robertson.

in full

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 22:01 | 2655383 FRBNYrCROOKS
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Quit your bitchin'. The time it took you to write your diatribe you could have hassled 4 senators to ask them to support Senate Bill 202 to Audit the Federal Reserve Bank of New York! I know one truth. You don't get anything until you ask/demand! Take the ten minutes a day to hassle every Senator you can to bend to your will and; if you can imagine success, you might be sucessful. I know, with certainty: You will never get what you don't ask for! Every pay raise I ever recieved was obtained using the same premise. Some one once said "Ask and you shall recieve". Yes? I think it was a Buddist?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:55 | 2654612 FRBNYrCROOKS
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When you call Harry's office you should reference (Bill S 202). HR 459, when passed became S 202. You want to be sure and mention the correct Senate bill number.......

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 17:06 | 2654656 FRBNYrCROOKS
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I just called Harry's office, talked to Cameron. I asked Cameron to aske the Senator to bring S 202 out of Committee to the Senate floor for Debate. He said he would give my message to the Senator.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 19:08 | 2654996 lakecity55
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And, just for the historical record, ask him who is the "catcher" and "pitcher" when he's alone with Barry Soetoro.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:50 | 2654235 YesWeKahn
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He is basically saying that Bernanke should keep the rate at 0 from now on.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:10 | 2654338 LMAOLORI
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Actually he's saying ben should help obama get re-elected and he won't bring it up for a vote if he helps him out

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:51 | 2654240 gookempucky
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Nothing but a camel douche.

put this guy's brain on the edge of a razor blade is like putting a BB on a 4 lane hiway.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:03 | 2654301 Anusocracy
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I'd rather see his brain all over a four lane highway.

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:51 | 2654241 RobD
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Classic Harry Reid: Taxes are voluntary

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 16:10 | 2654335 Winston Churchill
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Well,he'ss right,legally you are paying it voluntarily.

Because it isn't legal.

The 16th amendment does not allow PERSONAL Federal income tax.

SCOTUS will not even rehear it, because they have already so ruled four


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