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  •  No, our petty potentates want power. (2+ / 0-)
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    lotlizard, Don midwest

    Power, to be felt, has to hurt. Money is just a tool to inflict deprivation without leaving finger-prints. Money has proved more effective than the whip because, in combination with private property rights, money can actually determine who eats and who starves.
    It's no longer a matter of those not working not getting to eat. Now it's a matter of those not getting paid not getting to eat and who gets paid is entirely up to those who control the money. And that, ultimately, is none other than the Congress, no matter how vociferously they deny it. Congress has been rationing money and rationing almost inevitably leads to hoarding. So now, because the rationing has obviously not been severe enough to make people vote right, there's more austerity in store. Those who lust for power perceive welfare as a dirty word. After all, their object is to cause distress, preferably without having it connected to themselves.
    It was Durbin the Democrat who pointed the finger at the banks.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 05:34:29 AM PST

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