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LWW
12-23-2010, 04:50 AM
During the middle of the night at the Presidential Palace the spirit of Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared, laden with chains created by the misery inflicted upon the people by his misguided agenda ... and he said "Barack Hussein Obama, I forged these chains while I was alive ...hear my warning ... you will be visited this night by three Barackmas spirits ... heed them ... heed them ... heed them ..." (http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-21/politics/obama.economy_1_mr-obama-scaled-back-health-plan-president-obama?_s=PM:POLITICS)

The first spirit was the ghost of Barackmas past ... (http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-12-03-obama-jobs_N.htm)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 11pt'>"Obama puts renewed focus on job creation"</span>
-USAToday reporting on dear leader's plan to lower unemployment in 2009-

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>"The president works each and every day on making our economy stronger and putting us in a position to where we're creating jobs, businesses are hiring again, I can certainly assure the American people that that is the chief focus of the president of the United States."</span>
-Minister of Propaganda Robert Gibbs explaining dear leader's plan to lower unemployment in 2010-</div></div>

The second spirit was the ghost of Barackmas present ... (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101222/ap_on_bi_ge/us_obama_economy)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 11pt'>President Barack Obama says the economy will be his "singular focus" over the next two years.

He says the nation is past the "crisis point" in the economy, and that he'll now be working to bring down the jobless rate and equip the nation to compete with the rest of the world.</span>
-Dear leader himself explaining dear leader's plan to lower unemployment in 2011-</div></div>

The third spirit was the ghost of Barackmas yet to come. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101222/ap_on_bi_ge/us_obama_economy), appearing as the image of Ronald Wilson Reagan.

The spirit did show Barack an open grave representing Barackmas yet to come, filled with headlines ... "POSTWAR RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT LINGERS" ... "RECORD GOVERNMENT DEFICITS" ... "IRANIANS TEST NUCLEAR DEVICE" ... "THE END OF AMERICA" ...

Barack said "NO SPIRIT, TAKE IT AWAY! TELL ME IT'S NOT TOO LATE!"

The spirit then displayed another vision of Barackmas yet to come:
http://www.heritage.org/static/reportimages/95D680E37D76F5A72E7656465722BEB6.gif

and the spirit of Reagan said "BEHOLD WHAT CAN BE WITH FISCAL POLICY THAT PROMOTES GROWTH, REWARDS LABOR AND THE CREATION OF WEALTH, AND RESTORES FAITH IN THE PEOPLE THAT THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT!"

And Barack did rub his eyes awake and work for tax reductions to spur a weak economy.

Will the change last?

Will Barack revert to his fascist economic belief system?

Stay tuned.

LWW

Sev
12-23-2010, 07:34 PM
Nice Larry.

cushioncrawler
12-23-2010, 07:51 PM
I like fascist ekonomix. Hitler woz the best ekonomist ever.
mac.
WikiLeaks.
General characteristics of fascist economies
An inherent aspect of fascist economies was economic dirigisme[12], meaning an economy where the government exerts strong directive influence, and effectively controls production and allocation of resources. In general, apart from the nationalizations of some industries, fascist economies were based on private property and private initiative, but these were contingent upon service to the state.[13]

Fascism operated from a Social Darwinist view of human relations. Their aim was to promote superior individuals and weed out the weak.[14] In terms of economic practice, this meant promoting the interests of successful businessmen while destroying trade unions and other organizations of the working class.[15] Historian Gaetano Salvemini argued in 1936 that fascism makes taxpayers responsible to private enterprise, because "the State pays for the blunders of private enterprise... Profit is private and individual. Loss is public and social."[16] Fascist governments encouraged the pursuit of private profit and offered many benefits to large businesses, but they demanded in return that all economic activity should serve the national interest.[17]

One significant fascist economic belief was that prosperity would naturally follow once the nation has achieved a cultural and spiritual re-awakening.[18] Often, different members of a fascist party would make completely opposite statements about the economic policies they supported.[19] Once in power, fascists usually adopted whatever economic program they believed to be most suitable for their political goals. Long-lasting fascist regimes (such as that of Benito Mussolini in Italy) made drastic changes to their economic policy from time to time. Stanley Payne argues that while fascist movements defended the principle of private property, which they held "inherent to the freedom and spontaneity of the individual personality", a common aim of all fascist movements was elimination of the autonomy or, in some cases, the existence of large-scale capitalism.[20]

The fascists opposed both international socialism and liberal capitalism, arguing that their views represented a third way. They claimed to provide a realistic economic alternative that was neither laissez-faire capitalism nor communism.[21] They favoured corporatism and class collaboration, believing that the existence of inequality and separate social classes was beneficial (contrary to the views of socialists).[22] Fascists argued that the state had a role in mediating relations between these classes (contrary to the views of liberal capitalists).[23]

In most cases, fascists discouraged or banned foreign trade; fascists believed that too much international trade would make the national economy dependent on international capital, and therefore vulnerable to international economic sanctions. Economic self-sufficiency, known as autarky, was a major goal of most fascist governments.[24]

Fascism was highly militaristic, and as such, fascists often significantly increased military spending.

LWW
12-24-2010, 02:59 AM
CC ... we don't agree on a lot of things, but I must thank you for being able to conduct a civil discourse, which is a very rare trait on the left.

I also must commend you for actually realizing the simple fact that words mean things.

I have posted that very link, and tried to educate the likes of Snoopy, Gee, and the one who shall remain nameless because otherwise he insists upon petty threats of violence and legal action.

I myself cannot stand a fascist economy as it combines the worst aspects of capitalism with the worst aspects of communism and sends nations into a death spiral.

If anyone has any doubt, they only need to look at the prosperity Franco's Spain achieved ... even while Europe was achieving it's recovery and Spain was unscathed from WWII.

LWW