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Can It Happen Here?

christiancon Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 12:02 PM
So many people believe the liberal lie about static money- that there is only so much so the government needs to control it and divy it out and that when peter gets rich paul is getting poorer- when in reality the government is getting bigger and we the people are all becoming more equal- equally poor. What is being stolen is our freedom and liberty which is a hell of a lot more precious than money. When men worship the material there becomes less of it. When men hold precious our constitution and freedom and liberty then possiblities abound. We are impoverishing our children and grandchildren in not just monetary terms but in all the possibliities they could enjoy.
dan17 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 12:29 PM
Yep! Forget the "pie", there is no pie. We make most of our own luck in this
old world. Get busy and get by. Sorry, but that is all there is.

The decision of the government in Cyprus to simply take money out of people's bank accounts there sent shock waves around the world. People far removed from that small island nation had to wonder: "Can this happen here?"

The economic repercussions of having people feel that their money is not safe in banks can be catastrophic. Banks are not just warehouses where money can be stored. They are crucial institutions for gathering individually modest amounts of money from millions of people and transferring that money to strangers whom those people would not directly entrust it to.

Multi-billion dollar corporations, whose economies...