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Charlie Rangel

Innlegg Panther 14 Apr 2011, 15:59

Charlie Rangel: A Little King with Huge Budgets
8 April 2011 Michael Hurd

Spending billions of other people’s money is, for these political addicts, a high. Spending is not just about spending. It's about wealth redistribution. It's about power. It's about people like Charlie Rangel -- who, no matter how scandalous or illegal their behavior will keep getting reelected -- feeling a sense of self-worth, power and virtue because they can claim, "I helped the poor by passing this program."

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) speaks for all liberals and socialists when he says that budget "cuts do not necessarily mean savings."

Only in the world of Washington D.C. do the laws of logic, economics, physics and even simple sensory evidence not apply. This isn't because all politicians are madmen, although nearly all of them do insane things. It's because they're not accountable for what they do. And they don’t have to be, especially permanent little kings like Rangel.

No owner of a business could ever say, "Layoffs don't mean job losses."

Or: "Debt is of no consequence." Nobody who holds a mortgage can say, "The mortgage isn't really debt" (unless Obama takes over the mortgage industry and outlaws all debt, of course).

But in Washington D.C., the currency is created and controlled by politicians and bureaucrats. There's no rational, accountable check on them -- such as a gold standard. If there's not enough money in the federal budget, the Federal Reserve Chief simply clicks a computer key – and magically, there's more. Are money and currency the same thing? Are political actions equivalent to value? No, but nobody seems to care. Are there consequences to the currency and the economy, over time, for this theft of the value of people's money? Of course, but no matter. Federal Reserve chieftains will just click a different button when that time comes, and hope for the best.
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