Comments on: The default has already begun http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/14/the-default-has-already-begun/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BigKidBrother http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/14/the-default-has-already-begun/comment-page-2/#comment-48589 Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:51:04 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22613#comment-48589 The posturing of the egocentric leadership “on the Hill” is despicable. They make too much money to do too little work and are only interested in promoting their private agendas (Reelection, Power, Money, Reelection,….) As an active constituency (NOT Tea Party), we MUST take back our government by voting out all incumbents and create “Term limits by the People, for the People and of the People” to remove the decaying odor of those gluttonous relics who have been feeding at the trough for far too long. We need people to lead our great nation out of this quagmire through compromise and respectful dialog with a genuine desire to serve the interests of the American People First & Foremost through reinstatement of the core values of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States of America (51% Rules)!

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By: ZGHerm http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/14/the-default-has-already-begun/comment-page-2/#comment-48418 Mon, 21 Oct 2013 00:38:49 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22613#comment-48418 @kevivoe,
Completely agree with you.
Underneath the superficial political circus the issue is much deeper.
The constant quantitative growth economy, the excessive overproduction/over-consumption is simply unsustainable within a closed and finite natural system.
And before the natural resources the human resources are already depleted, symbolized by social inequality, unemployment, unbearable public and national debt burden, and a host of domestic and international conflicts, problems growing out of this system.
As you suggested the solution is living within available means, adapting to the global, integral, natural system we exist in.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/14/the-default-has-already-begun/comment-page-2/#comment-48415 Sun, 20 Oct 2013 02:05:11 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22613#comment-48415 @jstoops,

This Bozo believes in free money, no fiscal responsibility, there’s always a bigger fool to buy U.S. Dollars, and the very idea of a government living within it’s means inconveniently old-fashioned. He is convinced that there exists a “perpetual money machine” and is trying to sell that idea as economic theory. Please.

It’ a little like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. You and the person WITH a parachute have exactly the same trip, view, and experience all the way down to the last. But he lives. You don’t. BIG DIFFERENCE!

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By: jstoops http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/14/the-default-has-already-begun/comment-page-2/#comment-48414 Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:12:29 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22613#comment-48414 I’d be interested in knowing the opinions of Mr. Salmon (and anyone else) on the ideas set forth by Rodger Mitchell’s in his blogs on Monetary Sovereignty at http://mythfighter.com/2009/09/07/introd uction/ and linked documents. Thanks.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/14/the-default-has-already-begun/comment-page-2/#comment-48409 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:07:18 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22613#comment-48409 @CraigPurcell,

Only so long as China and others believe a dollar is still worth a dollar, a concept under attack 24/7 by our own government’s printing presses.

It’s a swindle of breathtaking efficiency and stupidity by the American government. It is purposely counterfeiting and then exchanging billions of dollars in purchasing power worldwide.

The cost, other than to international faith and trust in American currency, is only the direct expense of paper, ink and production labor. If this were the work of FOREIGN government, our military’s ships and planes would be there in a heartbeat forcing a “cease and desist.

Unfortunately, as Walt Kelly said in his “Pogo” comic strip years ago: We has met the enemy and he is us”.

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By: CraigPurcell http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/14/the-default-has-already-begun/comment-page-2/#comment-48394 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 01:18:23 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22613#comment-48394 How long can we keep going into debt and printing money?

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By: rikfre http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/14/the-default-has-already-begun/comment-page-2/#comment-48392 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:09:32 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22613#comment-48392 in the current environment…..

Partisan Politics supersede the common good….

I’m running for office… brother, could you spare 10 million or so..?

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/14/the-default-has-already-begun/comment-page-2/#comment-48377 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:16:42 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22613#comment-48377 @y2kurtus,

“…benevolent public servants.” Now THERE’S an oxymoron if I ever saw one!

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/14/the-default-has-already-begun/comment-page-2/#comment-48376 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:16:23 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22613#comment-48376 @y2kurtus,

“…benevolent public servants.” Now THERE’S an oxymoron if I ever saw one!

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By: majkmushrm http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/10/14/the-default-has-already-begun/comment-page-2/#comment-48374 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:15:15 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22613#comment-48374 Well, @tmc, you’re welcome to disagree with my logic but I remember being struck by PJ O’Rourke’s cluelessness in his book Eat the Rich. He discusses any number of nations and how their economies suck but their numbers aren’t that different from the US’s. I thought at the time C’mon, PJ, you’re not stupid. The Romanians NEED US dollars but who the hell needs Romanian leu? Many, many people don’t appreciate the benefits of having the world’s reserve currency, especially since we’ve not done a good job of executing our responsibilities associated with that benefit.

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