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‘Left, Right & Center’: Euro Crisis, Troop Drawdown, U.S. and Pakistan

Posted on Jun 17, 2011
Left, Right & Center

The impact of the Greek debt crisis is being felt across the European Union—could it affect economic growth in the U.S.? This week also brought even more strain in U.S.-Pakistani relations, if things weren’t bad enough already. Listen in as Robert Scheer, Tony Blankley and Matt Miller give their takes on these topics, as well as on Fannie Mae, the Afghanistan War and the AARP.  —KA



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By litlpeep, June 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm Link to this comment


The Banksters and their gopher political hacks are clinging to their inflated loan portfolios, in Euros and Dollars, and hoping against reality that Europe will financially rape the Europeans the ways that GWB and Obama, with a complicit Congress every vote along the way (Ds = Rs here as in most real contests).

So, why is there no more clear reporting?

Why does it take so long to get to the point?

Read Thorstein Veblen.  It all is conspicuous consumption AMONG THE grossly IRRESPONSIBLE WEALTHY.  (Okay, yes, I realize “irresponsible wealthy” is a redundant phrase, but, hey, everyone obviously doesn’t see that yet.)

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By SteveL, June 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm Link to this comment

AARP going soft on Social Security?  Try the National Committee To Preserve Social
Security and Medicare.  You won’t get your mailbox filled with endless ads for
insurance companies.

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By Ralph Kramden, June 18, 2011 at 11:16 am Link to this comment
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“If there was a silver lining to all this, it has been to demonstrate that if the Treasury and Federal Reserve can create $13 trillion of public obligations – money – electronically on computer keyboards, there really is no Social Security problem at all, no Medicare shortfall, no inability of the American government to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.”
-Michael Hudson, Counterpunch, 06/17/2011
Interesting long article this one. If the AARP is willing to compromise on Social Security, the AARP should be disbanded. Social Security is not on the table and any organization that tries to do so should be gotten rid off. The working people of Greece, indeed the world, are being asked, forced to pay for the fools who greedily invested money by creating scams. Iceland said no, Ireland said no and I hope Greece will say no. The bright news is the British working class seems to be headed for a general strike. Workers of the World unite, we have nothing to lose but a bunch of criminal banksters.

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