Comments on: Bernanke: Back to Clark Kent http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/11/bernanke-back-to-clark-kent/ Now raising intellectual capital Sun, 08 Nov 2015 08:31:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: andy http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/11/bernanke-back-to-clark-kent/comment-page-1/#comment-2545 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 20:14:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=2493#comment-2545 THANK YOU BEAUTIFUL CITIZENS OF THE WORLD!

YOUR CRITICAL NATURE AND DISSENT ARE REASONS FOR US ALL TO CONTINUE TO DEEP BREATHELY.

I LOVE YOU AMERICA. YOU’RE CRAZY, BUT I LOVE YOU!

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By: A. Fisher http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/11/bernanke-back-to-clark-kent/comment-page-1/#comment-2083 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:52:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=2493#comment-2083 The fed is evil…evil is not good…Bernanke is an agent of evil. All those who support the fed are either evil or stupid. Congress made a mistake is 1913. Congress needs to fix their mistake.
I suggest Mr. Swann read this to himself at least three times a day until reality sinks in.

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By: Concenred Person http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/11/bernanke-back-to-clark-kent/comment-page-1/#comment-2081 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:38:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=2493#comment-2081 “Lawmakers could also strip Fed regional bank presidents of a vote on monetary policy, leaving just the Congress-approved Fed governors in charge. This would be another erosion of Fed independence.”

Independence is relative…the FED maybe independent of the USG but its certainly not independent of private banks. Which of the two is more likely to look out for our countries well being? Which of the two does the population have more influence one?

“Allowing the Government Accountability Office to second-guess Fed monetary policy decisions would be more than just a territorial loss for the Fed; it would be bad for the nation too.”

Christoper Swann, perhaps you could author a follow up article on why allowing gov’t oversight would be bad for the nation?

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By: Jose Trujillo http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/11/bernanke-back-to-clark-kent/comment-page-1/#comment-2079 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:17:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=2493#comment-2079 Superhero??? More like criminal who pulled off a grand heist with his other Star of David-Goldman cronies. Bernanke should be taken to fired… upon.

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By: Paul Rosa http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/11/bernanke-back-to-clark-kent/comment-page-1/#comment-2074 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 13:47:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=2493#comment-2074 Why is it that people who don’t believe the Federal government should be involved in regulating the money supply, think that they will somehow be able to establish a sound currency based on a highly speculated commodity?

The same people who don’t believe that the currency has any meaning on it’s own somehow still cling to the notion that the Federal Government alone can adopt a standard and seem to forget they will have to convince the entire world that all countries would have to revert to the gold standard as well, or it won’t work.

Do they really think the entire world will listen to the U.S. let alone to them? The gold standard was never able to deter inflation.

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By: LS http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/11/bernanke-back-to-clark-kent/comment-page-1/#comment-2070 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:29:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=2493#comment-2070 Comparing Bernanke to Superman is like comparing bullsh– to caviar.
Why dont more Americans understand they are getting ripped off by a private bank.

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By: Peter http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/11/bernanke-back-to-clark-kent/comment-page-1/#comment-2069 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:15:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=2493#comment-2069 It’s nice to read the comments and see that this type of covertly deceptive article no longer goes undetected.

“Allowing the Government Accountability Office to second-guess Fed monetary policy decisions would be more than just a territorial loss for the Fed; it would be bad for the nation too.”

How dare the servants of the people challenge the Fed?

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By: robert http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/11/bernanke-back-to-clark-kent/comment-page-1/#comment-2067 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:14:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=2493#comment-2067 Bernanke is superman? It is the federal reserve that caused this depression and now he is a savior? All of your tax money is going to pay the private international bankers that OWN the Federal Reserve Corporation. Yes it is a private bank designed to MAKE MONEY not support economic stability. After all the bailouts and secret loans it will be amazing if the US has any ability to buy anything in the future. Bernanke and the corporation he represents has raped and pillaged the US for long enough. END THE FED!

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By: andyo http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/11/bernanke-back-to-clark-kent/comment-page-1/#comment-2064 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:47:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=2493#comment-2064 I think the biggest issue today that’s preventing everyone except for the top 1% of wealthy people from having a stable, sustainable existance is the general lack of understanding of how the Fed actually operates and why exactly it is such a bad thing. Many people think the Fed is good because it controls inflation and deflation by adjusting borrowing rates. What people should understand is that without a dollar backed/secured in gold or something of actual value, inflation has to happen. This makes the money working people save for retirement worth much less when the time comes and every year up til then.

When money is borrowed from banks/lenders, they only need 10% of what is lent out as actual capital. But, what usually happens is that bank gets that loan deposited back into the bank which it can then use to loan MORE money, since a loan can then be granted with that deposit as a 10% security. Where exactly did the money come from that they are lending since there’s only 10% to back it up? THIN AIR. It was created by the banks or the Fed depending upon who is doing the borrowing.

Every dollar in circulation is owed to someone. Everything we have saved is a debt to someone else because of the money creation process in place by having the Fed and money not backed in something tangible like gold. Fun fact: if all the debts in the US were paid off there would be exactly ZERO dollars in circulation. So how do banks survive? By creating more debt and expanding inflation.

There’s a reason Ron Paul’s obsessed with roasting the Fed, that is because he’s sick and tired of our money being devalued and retirement savings being worthless and our savings being used to swindle us and blatently transfer wealth from savers and seniors to bank executives like BofA, Countrywide lenders and Wall streeters.

It doesn’t have to be the way it is. = Gold Standard

Hope that helps anyone… pass it on…

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By: Gordge Hanton http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/11/bernanke-back-to-clark-kent/comment-page-1/#comment-2063 Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:43:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=2493#comment-2063 Th

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