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Can It Happen Here?

IndeePendent Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 10:04 AM
A government stealing money from the citizens it is supposed to serve? So what? Always remember, the primary directive of any government is that the government MUST survive by any means up to and including attacking and or eliminating anything or anyone who challenges the government. (See Syria, N. Korea, China, etc.) Can it happen here? Yes. Think not? Google "Bonus Army Conflict, July 28, 1932, Washington,DC. 4 dead, 1,017 injured. Gen. Douglas MacArthur was in command of the US Army which forcibly "removed" the Bonus marchers. It can happen here.

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...