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The Brass Standard

the Black Baron Wrote: Sep 15, 2012 11:55 AM
And what Armey described, is fascism. The average person thinks of big rallies in a single-party political system, and strident slogans shouted from brightly colored posters. But at its heart, a fascist system contains the nexus of the State and large businesses who manipulate the political process to control markets. And we're pretty damned close to that, if we're not already there.

Politics takes a lot of brass. And Bill Clinton is a master politician. His rousing speech at the Democrats' convention told the delegates that Republicans "want to go back to the same old policies that got us into trouble in the first place."

That is world class brass. Bill Clinton's own administration, more than any other, promoted an unsustainable housing boom, which eventually and inevitably led to a housing bust that brought down the whole American economy.

Behind all the complex financial processes that reached to Wall Street and beyond, there is one fundamental fact: many people stopped making...