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We’re heading for economic dictatorship
The Telegraph ^ | 11/17/2012 | Janet Daley

Posted on 11/19/2012 1:57:09 PM PST by mojito

Forget about that dead parrot of a question – should we join the eurozone? The eurozone has officially joined us in a newly emerging international organisation: we are all now members of the Permanent No-growth Club. And the United States has just re-elected a president who seems determined to sign up too. No government in what used to be called “the free world” seems prepared to take the steps that can stop this inexorable decline. They are all busily telling their electorates that austerity is for other people (France), or that the piddling attempts they have made at it will solve the problem (Britain), or that taxing “the rich” will make it unnecessary for government to cut back its own spending (America).

So here we all are. Like us, the member nations of the European single currency have embarked on their very own double (or is it triple?) dip recession. This is the future: the long, meandering “zig-zag” recovery to which the politicians and heads of central banks allude is just a euphemism for the end of economic life as we have known it.

Now there are some people for whom this will not sound like bad news. Many on the Left will finally have got the economy of their dreams – or, rather, the one they have always believed in. At last, we will be living with that fixed, unchanging pie which must be divided up “fairly” if social justice is to be achieved. Instead of a dynamic, growing pot of wealth and ever-increasing resources, which can enable larger and larger proportions of the population to become prosperous without taking anything away from any other group, there will indeed be an absolute limit on the amount of capital circulating within the society.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Germany; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ameritopia; eurozone
Der 0bama Commissar's in town, uh oh!
1 posted on 11/19/2012 1:57:14 PM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

Heading?


2 posted on 11/19/2012 2:00:32 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

We burned that bridge the day the supreme court dictated that a man couldn’t grow his own wheat to bake his own bread.


3 posted on 11/19/2012 2:12:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: All

We sure need some here.
FReepathon Day 50!

4 posted on 11/19/2012 2:14:57 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: mojito
Obama is a communist piece of crap dictator. Every person I have talked to has no idea that the government banned 100 watt light bulbs. Furthermore they don't have a clue that government funded 10’s of billions in decades of “scientific” research to fund a hoax called global warming . And that they banned lightbulbs and crippled our energy sector because of this hoax . This is just one example that proves socialism doesn't work. Every day we get more laws and regulations from all levels of government. Does anybody realize that there will be a tipping point where socialism kicks in and things stop working? Of course democrats have no clue about anything especially not how the economy works. Also we humans are C02 machines so why don't these democrats off themselves to save their Goddess Earth since their “science” tells us that CO2 is destroying the planet with global warming. Here in the South we are close to the equator you dumb liberals and it's cold as hell now and it's not even Winter yet.
5 posted on 11/19/2012 2:15:25 PM PST by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: mojito

And the Republicans will go down in history as the party that allowed human freedom to die on it’s watch.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 2:19:18 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: rurgan

Don’t worry...if the sun can’t produce a good crop of sunspots in the next 11 year cycle....expect a couple hundred years of global cooling ...accompanied by (if we are lucky) at worst a mini ice age.


7 posted on 11/19/2012 2:19:50 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

In many cases, business themselves have happily supported restrictions that their smaller competitors couldn’t afford. Socialism always looks good from the top.


8 posted on 11/19/2012 2:27:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: spokeshave
Yeah I'll watch the sun cycle as THAT is what affects the Earth Climate. I hope an Ice age does happen . wonder if the stupid liberals will still believe in global waring that they've been predicting for 25 years, funded by Trillion $ in government funded research then?

Without the sun , interstellar space is -455 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, but democrats say it is the product of oil that causes global warming. what a coincidence that what runs our country, our energy, the fuel of capitalism is what is destroying the planet in the liberal created alternate universe.

9 posted on 11/19/2012 2:30:12 PM PST by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: cripplecreek

bump


10 posted on 11/19/2012 2:41:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mojito

Fiat money and perpetual sovereign debt have place every citizen in a form of financial serfdom. In some ways the head of the central bank is the financial dictator.


11 posted on 11/19/2012 3:09:56 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: mojito

You should have left out the word “economic” in the heading.


12 posted on 11/19/2012 3:13:53 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: cripplecreek
We burned that bridge the day the supreme court dictated that a man couldn’t grow his own wheat to bake his own bread.

Child's play compared to what they have planned with "Agenda 21"

13 posted on 11/19/2012 3:20:51 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: itsahoot
I don't think Michigan has joined any of the agenda 21 opposition but our legislature is sure behaving like it lately. Here are just a couple of good bills passed in Lansing recently.

2012 Senate Bill 1276: Restrict setting aside state land for “biological diversity”

Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on September 13, 2012, to prohibit the Department of Natural Resources from designating an area of land specifically for the purpose of achieving “biological diversity”.

2012 Senate Bill 1238: Revise state land acquisition procedures

Introduced by Sen. Darwin Booher (R) on August 15, 2012, to establish new procedures, criteria and restrictions for the acquisition by the state of property paid for with Natural Resources Trust Fund money, and add two new members to the decision making board who would be appointed by the House Speaker and Senate Majority leader (subject to certain restrictions). Among other things, if land was acquired for transfer to a land conservancy without assurance it would have to be kept open for all types of recreational use.
14 posted on 11/19/2012 3:25:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek; All

not a doubt!

view

http://vimeo.com/52009124


15 posted on 11/19/2012 3:35:14 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: rurgan

“...of course Democrats have no clue about anything especially how the economy works...”

Dontcha know that they’re all brilliant geniuses and that everyone who is not a Progressive is a knuckle-dragging, gun-loving, bible-thumping, stupid, idiotic moron?

Hmmmmm? Dontcha know, ya know?

/s/

IMHO


16 posted on 11/19/2012 4:00:09 PM PST by ripley
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To: mojito
Here in the USA, I'll know it's true when the government confiscates my 401(k) that I've been saving for 30 years in order to pay for someone else's upgrade from a 40" flat-screen TV to a 75" home theater so they don't feel bad about being out of work.

-PJ

17 posted on 11/19/2012 4:10:05 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

[ Heading? ]....

LoL.. yeah... the author must’ve just parachuted in from Mars.. Welcome to earth even Mars has Twit’s...


18 posted on 11/19/2012 4:36:21 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: rurgan

While Penn and Tellers “BS” show is far left, I loved his recent episodes on “Going Green” and “Nuclear Power”. He described how greens should be in favor of nuclear power, because it is safe and doesn’t emit green gases. And in going green, they reveal the scam of eco-therapy and carbon credits.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 4:44:25 PM PST by tbw2
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To: theBuckwheat
Fiat money and perpetual sovereign debt have place every citizen in a form of financial serfdom. In some ways the head of the central bank is the financial dictator.

Buy gold -- the real stuff. Keep it at home.

Sure, at some point, they'll make it illegal to own it again. They'll make it sound as evil as a meth factory. But have some on hand anyway.

20 posted on 11/19/2012 5:00:50 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: cripplecreek

huh?


21 posted on 11/20/2012 6:01:00 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos
Wickard v. Filburn

Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942), was a United States Supreme Court decision that recognized the power of the federal government to regulate economic activity.

A farmer, Roscoe Filburn, was growing wheat for on-farm consumption. The U.S. government had established limits on wheat production based on acreage owned by a farmer, in order to drive up wheat prices during the Great Depression, and Filburn was growing more than the limits permitted. Filburn was ordered to destroy his crops and pay a fine, even though he was producing the excess wheat for his own use and had no intention of selling it.

The Supreme Court interpreted the United States Constitution's Commerce Clause under Article 1 Section 8, which permits the United States Congress "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes". The Court decided that Filburn's wheat growing activities reduced the amount of wheat he would buy for chicken feed on the open market, and because wheat was traded nationally, Filburn's production of more wheat than he was allotted was affecting interstate commerce. Thus, Filburn's production could be regulated by the federal government.
22 posted on 11/20/2012 6:22:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Cronos; cripplecreek
Obamacare, Wickard, and the entire evil family of commerce clause abuse were rejected by our Framers at the Constitutional Convention.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2741806/posts

23 posted on 11/20/2012 2:29:40 PM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: mojito

Obamanation Communism File.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 2:44:06 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Jacquerie
Trade restrictions were one of the primary causes of the American revolution. All products had to go through British trade channels and all thing were taxed even if they were traded from one colony to another.

I love Franklin's final answer when being questioned by the house of commons in 1766.

Q. What used to be the pride of the Americans ?

A. To indulge in the fashions and manufactures of G. Britain.

Q. What is now their pride ?

A. To wear their old cloaths over again, till they can make new ones.


The Examination of Doctor Franklin, before an August Assembly, relating to the Repeal of the Stamp-Act, &c.
25 posted on 11/20/2012 2:56:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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