Comments on: Who changed the financial crisis narrative? Where Wall St. and Main St. intersect Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:06:16 +0000 hourly 1 By: brian-decree Sun, 11 Sep 2011 06:35:30 +0000 The CFR and international banking cartels are losing traction with their ‘globalization’ agenda.

Global instruments like the UN, World Bank and IMF are losing, not gaining credibility…

Now the process must be accelerated before the US, and more importantly the ‘idea’ of the US collapses entirely.

More privitiztion is needed.. first you critisize the public infrastructure and then you replace it with a pliable private alternative.

To allow prolongued criticism of corruption and failure of the private sector invites dissent and a return to a more democratic, independant state.

These big banks are the instruments of the reserve banking system. A completely private bank that literally controls the entire economy through expanding and contracting the availability of money.

Don’t ask why we aren’t pointing the finger at the big banks and CEO’s!

Ask why we aren’t pointing the finger at the grossly corrupt ‘federal reserve’ bank.

Which is neither federal, nor does it have any reserves…

By: Londoncomm Sat, 03 Sep 2011 16:26:35 +0000 The “bankster” narrative has been running for three years now. During this time banks have seen their profits and share prices plummet and have laid off thousands of employees. Now many of them are being sued by the Federal Government to recover the cost of securities purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

To date, punishing the banks hasn’t done much to improve the economy or the unemployment numbers.

By: randallwayne Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:00:30 +0000 The blame game gets us no where. Looking at gov’t spending in all areas is a simple back to basics approach that all businesses use to focus on the bottom line. I believe that it’s about time we got back to the basics of sound finance in running this country.

By: edgyinchina Tue, 16 Aug 2011 02:17:15 +0000 “it’s important to stay focused on how we got here.”
You can’t do this in a world run by spin-artists and propaganda ministers.
The ‘right’ needs a populace that is uninformed and uneducated in order to survive. They can’t have people of intelligence in their midst, because they would get hoisted on their own petard. So they must by definition demand cuts to education. They need to start wars in foreign lands to keep their military strong, so that it can be used against the citizens of the US without problems.
They can’t stand the fact that people want jobs. Jobs, so that they can have a decent life, educate their children, and provide for their families.
The right doesn’t want you to have any of this. They want to return to the days of indentured servitude, slavery, and second class citizenship for women. The days when they were the ‘ruling class’ of America.

By: Elektrobahn Mon, 15 Aug 2011 19:37:14 +0000 Rubbish.

Public sector workers make far too much money, can’t be laid off, have pensions the rest of us can only dream about (but which we, as taxpayers, pay for) and there are FAR too many of them relative to the economy. And they produce little, if anything, of value at all.

The fact that they are now being called to account, to justify theitr cushy jobs and fringe benefits while private sector workers are being squeezed ever tighter, indicates that the problem is more than just ‘banksters’, although they have a lot to answer for as well.

Mr. Goldstein seems to feel that any criticism of public sector workers is uncalled-for – why is that? Banks and their CEOs and trading desks are such inviting, nay, EASY targets, and they’ve been carrying the can for three years now. Why should privileged public-sector workers be exempt?

By: brandonlauf Mon, 15 Aug 2011 19:06:22 +0000 Bread and circuses….

By: amj Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:56:18 +0000 This is responsible journalism. Now stay with it and let’s get the conversation back on the right subject, the financial crisis and its damage to the economy and individual household’s balance sheets. No matter how balanced you want to be Wall Street was responsible. They do not complain about getting bailed out with public money and they are all doing just fine. Those who emasculated the regulatory framework and allowed Wall Street to do the damage are the same people who are now attacking the modest Dodd/Frank. Why does Wall Street and their supporters (Republicans) never accept responsibility? The answer is because they control the narrative and the Press goes right along with it. It is time the press did its job to expose those responsible for the crisis and focus attention to the right solutions and not false narratives. The solutions are obvious. Go back to what worked with strictly enforced regulations on the financial markets and restructure the broken tax system bringing back the rates that resulted in balanced budget just 10 years ago! Is that such a big challenge if Republicans really cared about the future of this country?

By: KyleDexter Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:57:43 +0000 You are absolutley right. Too bad America didn’t get the memo!