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The key phase is “…don’t allow for artificial manipulation of the supply”. That and “Audit the Fed” are the two phrases that are most likely to cause stuttering, stammering, apoplexy and strokes among the politicrat rodents that have stolen our country (and soon our freedom) to sacrifice at the alter of their god Marx.

Peter G. Klein answers a viewer\’s question, and discusses a critical battle between technology and ideology. Klein is the Mises Institute\’s Executive Director and Carl Menger Research Fellow. For more information, visit the Mises Institute online at mises.org. Submit a question via twitter @MisesView

via ▶ The Mises View: “Bitcoin and Central Banking” | Peter G. Klein – YouTube.

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Featuring Rep. Scott Garrett, Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, House Financial Services Committee; and Louise Bennetts, Associate Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 was intended to “promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end ‘too big to fail,’ to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for other purposes.” The law is extraordinarily complex, requiring almost a dozen federal agencies to complete 398 rulemaking requirements, plus about 145 studies that will affect rulemaking. With the rulemaking process underway, there are growing concerns about the Act’s constitutionality. In particular, the Act has implications for the separation of powers, the role of congressional oversight, vagueness and unfettered regulator discretion, and due process. Does Dodd-Frank provide effective oversight by any branch of government, and how can constitutional concerns about the law’s grants of regulatory power be resolved?

via The Questionable Constitutionality of Dodd-Frank (U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett) – YouTube.

Here are the political/governmental poor decisions that led to the crash

Here’s How The Community Reinvestment Act Led To The Housing Bubble’s Lax Lending

The secularization of these, required by CRA, poison pill mortgages (needed to mitigate the banks’ risk incurred by making them) coupled with the repeal (1999) of the Glass Steagall Act made the crash almost inevitable. Both of these truly horrible decisions were made by politicians for “the greater good” of their constituents, either donors or stupid voters.

The Repeal Of The Glass Steagall Act and Its Contribution To The 2008/2009 Economic Crisis

The idiotic “derivatives” that were invented to shift more of the risk to investors and the “credit default swaps” designed to insure the investors in these instruments were actively encouraged by the SEC, which is a government agency charged with protecting the public not the banks.

Testimony of Annette L. Nazareth, Director Division of Market Regulation February 10, 2000

Certain Politicians who claimed responsibility for the CRA kept insisting that everything was working perfectly well while the system was snowballing down the hill.

Barney Frank and Chuck Schumer’s Role the Fannie Mae Failure

Rep. Barney Frank Admits to Helping Ex-Lover Land Job at Freddy Mac

Others were siding with the biggest bundler trying to capture control of the sub-prime market.

Dodd and Countrywide – WSJ.com

After the bust, the perpetraitors (sic) used it to turn on the small banks in order to protect the larger banks that had gambled and lost at the politicians urgings and assurances by constructing a huge barrier to entrance for new banks and onerous, costly reporting requirements the cost of which will cause many small banks to close. That will lead to larger banks being free to charge higher fees resulting in larger campaign donations or favors.

Dodd-Frank: 26,353 paper-pushers

Dodd-Frank helps big banks at expense of small ones …

 Now, I told you, that to tell you this,

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-15/freddie-fannie-push-bank-bad-debt-cost-to-84-billion-mortgages.html

The problem is that the politicians forced bad loan origination on the banks in a ponzi like quota system and paid some Clintoonite bureaucrats some fantastic bonuses to flood Fannie Mae with bad loans.

Jamie Gorelick served as vice chairman of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) when the government-sponsored enterprise began bundling subprime loans into securitized financial instruments. Her compensation was a salary of a little over $500,000 and $26,000,000 in bonuses. But Gorelick is perhaps best known for her 1995 memo, written when she was deputy attorney general for Clinton, that later became known as “Gorelick’s Wall,” a policy prescription limiting the flow of information between intelligence gatherers and criminal investigators that some believe helped allow the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center to go unchallenged. (And often alleged to keep the FBI from learning what the CIA knew about Clintoon’s missile technology dealings with the Chinese.)


Franklin Raines the former chairman and chief executive officer of Fannie Mae, who served as White House budget director under President Bill Clinton. His Compensation was $700k salary, $50 million bonuses. He was specifically named in the Securities Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against Fannie Mae and settled for by paying the SEC $24.7 million, so he wound up in about the same financial position as the other Clintoonite.

The Progressive Nightmare & The Conservative Solution

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The Progressive Nightmare

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With the economy sliding deeper into a recession, panelists discuss whether it’s time to stop throwing our money into a massive pit out in the desert.

It would actually help if they did burn it instead of burning through it.. Not to worry, though. The Fed can create much more with just a few keystrokes. And of course the Treasury’s printing presses are running overtime. With enough inflation our debt will disappear, just ask Zimbabwe. They replaced the Rhodesian Dollar (which had a 1:1 exchange rate with US dollars in the mid ’70s, I know, I was there) on a one to one basis in 1980. When they finally got out of the money printing business they were printing Z$100 Trillion bills. On 8 November 2008 one of those bills was “officially” worth $147.50. Note that our debt is all in US dollars, does that give you any ideas? Can we /should we inflate our way out of debt? By the way, now in Zimbabwe they use a “basket of currencies” (sound familiar?) that includes the US dollar, South African Rand, Botswana Pula and the Pound Sterling. I wonder what our “basket” will consist of?

Courtesy of Onion News Network

I have been wondering about the seemingly incoherent policies propagating out of the District of Corruption and trying to develop a model of thinking and goals that would be consistent with the insanity. I have had to abandon any thought of citizen or taxpayer well-being or maintenance of American exceptionalism in order to come up with a somewhat consistent model.

The District of Corruption has become, in essence, a wholesale club sized Faculty Lounge that has developed a plan to run the country as a university focused on the welfare of the faculty over the students or the payers of the tuition.

First is the plan to get out of debt seems to be Quantitative Easing III, IV, V, VI, and however many more it takes to make all those outstanding Treasury Bills (and their interest obligations) worthless. The fact that it will impoverish the American citizenry is as Microsoft used to say, “not a bug, but a feature.” It will wipe out the rich as well as the successful and the thrifty, thus putting all citizens’ welfare in the hands of those best qualified to judge a persons worth (no not the free market, that is seen as cruel, unfair and idiotic to the insufficiently rewarded, it must be those with the wisdom of Solomon, the Tenured).

This destruction of the dollar not only gets us out of debt while punishing those so rude to have been more successful in the free market than the new masters, but also sets the stage for the resurgence of America as a “properly structured society.” In other words the serfs need to acknowledge their proper place in the presence of their accredited and credentialed betters.

That brings us to the master stroke. In claiming that the oil companies get a “tax incentive” by writing off business expenses such as depreciation, exploration, and the cost of failed production attempts (things that legitimate costs of doing business in every other business, just bigger numbers in the oil business), the stage is set for the DOE to revoke all leases and nationalize the oil fields. After the dollar has been destroyed and whether the new currency that purchases oil is a “basket of currencies” or the PetroBuck® the wealth in the oil fields of what was previously called the United States will be more than enough to support the proletariat in their virtual slavery while the masters party like Nero. Issuing decrees as the Gods from Olympus (you have to “properly guide” those serfs, dontcha know?).

From NPR here.

Whether you favor cutting Social Security may depend on how you view the Social Security trust funds, which currently contain $2.5 trillion for retirement benefits. That’s $2.5 trillion that, according to some people, don’t actually exist.

“The policy choices that we have to make good on Social Security obligations are exactly the same with the trust fund or if we’d never had the trust fund,” MacGuineas says. “Raise taxes, cut Social Security benefits, cut other government spending, or borrow the money. That’s the only way to repay the money.”

See also Ponzi Scheme, Bernie Madoff, Guaranteed Retirement Proposal, and Enron .

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