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Prophets and Losses

Jane449 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 5:01 PM
It's the Democracy part that does not work. When the people asked Ben Franklin, "what do we have sir". He replied "A Republic, if you can keep it." Because the democrat always wants to take over. A majority claims all the power, as Obama has claimed. He wants to destroy the Republic and completely ignores the minority. We are not a democracy, the U.S.A. is a Republic.
Now that the federal government is playing an ever larger role in the economy, a look at Washington's track record seems to be long overdue.

The recent release of the Federal Reserve Board's transcripts of its deliberations back in 2007 shows that their economic prophecies were way off. How much faith should we put in their prophecies today -- or the policies based on those prophecies?

Even after the housing market began its collapse in 2006, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in 2007, "The impact on the broader economy and financial markets of the problems in the subprime market seems likely to...