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Americans understand so little of how our money is handled that these people can do pretty much whatever they want. Heck, we can't even audit them. Inflation hasn't killed us yet because we are the world currency but many other countries are starting to wake up to our issues and are taking steps to protect themselves. More than likely one or two other currencies will rise to share the "world currency" status with the dollar. When that happens Americans can expect a 25% or so reduction in our standard of living. We cannot consume more than we produce forever, math just doesn't work that way. This will more than likely result in rolling back our foreign presence in the world so that the welfare state can be propped up instead of the defense dept receiving the funds. How long that lasts is anybody's guess, it's a shame we don't have more leaders like Ron Paul, or Peter Schiff. Men like them just aren't politically convenient I suppose.
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And the Dopes Took Charge at Midnight

risher3 Wrote: Jan 02, 2014 9:43 PM
Funny article. The dope in New York is just that, I have nothing to add to the author's assessment. The dope in Colorado is something Republicans should embrace. Perhaps not the whole "it's for the children" argument but Republicans have got to let go of the useless, unconstitutional, and unwinnable drug war-it's over guys, it was over a long time ago. Prohibition does not work. Americans are sick of it. Most of us have smoked pot and we are aware of it's effects(as well as the lies we were told about it's effects). There is no reason to throw dope heads in jail. One more thing to note is that our federal law, in addition to a major supreme court decision makes it possible for the feds to shut down Colorado's marijuana business anytime they please. I would like nothing more than to take that power away from Washington. Letting politicians leave laws in their back pocket until they feel that it is the best political environment to use them is just not something I'm comfortable with anymore. If they're not going to be enforced then they should not be laws.
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Focus on Winning

risher3 Wrote: Dec 24, 2013 11:59 AM
We're on the same side I think. We just have a slightly different definition of "middle ground". I'm well aware that at some point the game of politics will have to be played, I'm ready to jump on board when it is time. But there are also many key conservative positions that need to be shifted or reversed, like our foreign policy, gay marriage, the war on drugs, etc. As long as we hold on to these items your right, a so-called conservative will never get elected. Conservative positions such as these will not change with out a libertarian influence in the GOP, which is exactly what the tea party is bringing. I'm not saying that the entire party has to do an about face but we have to at least be headed in the right direction, right now I can barely tell the difference between our last two presidents. If this country is going to be taken over by marxists then I'd rather their titles be accurate. As much as I loathe our current president's policies, I know what to expect from him, he doesn't really misrepresent himself. He is a socialist, we all know that. What I want is an alternative, not another socialist who calls himself by a different name. If Christie wins the party nomination and runs against Clinton then I'd rather Clinton win, maybe the republican party will finally get serious and start making some real, meaningful changes.
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Focus on Winning

risher3 Wrote: Dec 24, 2013 11:42 AM
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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The Fed's Statement Plays it Both Ways

risher3 Wrote: Dec 19, 2013 10:20 PM
When will the world start listening to the Austrians?
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Focus on Winning

risher3 Wrote: Dec 19, 2013 9:39 PM
The republican party is at a crossroad right now because many supporters have woken up and realized that their elected representative's talk is mostly just that-talk. They want action and that is what the tea party/hard liner types are trying to give them, real results with out excuses or party compromises that inch our country to the left just a little more. We gave the republicans total power and they squandered it, which led to the popularity and success of Barack Obama. The leaders were trusted to act in a conservative way and they increased spending by what, 40 percent? Theres a problem in the party that needs to be worked out. Until then I'm not going to support another light socialist that calls himself a republican, let them crash and burn so that we can start over. Nominating Christie or Rubio would be an excellent sign that the Republicans have learned nothing in my opinion. It's not just about winning, it's about presenting a candidate that actually contrasts with the socialist party we're fighting. If the republicans can't do that then they're not conservative any more, and will not receive my support any longer. Until then I will continue to support the rabble rousers that accept no excuses because the republican party in washington has shown clearly that they are not that different from the democrats they claim to oppose.
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