What is Ben Stein Smoking?

smoking imagesIndependent watchdog at the Treasury Department Neil Barofsky warned that the government's response to the financial meltdown has made it MORE likely the United States will face a deeper crisis in the future. He says, "The problems that led to the last crisis have not yet been addressed, and in some cases have grown worse." Barofsky wrote, in his quarterly report to Congress, released Sunday, "Even if TARP saved our financial system from driving off a cliff back in 2008, absent meaningful reform, we are still driving on the same winding mountain road, but this time in a faster car."  He's right, but don't expect Congress to do anything about it, now that the Supreme Court says banksters can use unlimited amounts of money to advertise and lobby against being regulated.

In Strange news... Paleoconservative Ben Stein is suggesting that James O’Keefe — the young conservative who made his name with video stings on ACORN offices — shouldn’t be charged for tampering with the phones at Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office … because two New Black Panthers who stood outside a Philly polling station on Election Day 2008 and weren’t charged with any crimes.  Of course, they didn't commit any crimes - they were there as election observers, just like thousands of Republicans nationwide. Hmmm...Let's see.  O"keefe posed as a telephone employee and tampered with a US Senator's phone and that's the same as election observers? Somebody needs to check out what Ben Stein's been smoking.

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colonel cocoa (not verified) 9 years 50 weeks ago
#1

After reading David Walker's book ,COMEBACK AMERICA, I was reminded of a quote. "Americans will do the right thing after all other possibilities have been exploited" Wnston Churchill . When the kids that were born in the 2000 turn 30 they will be paying more than 40% in taxes and getting nothing back unless we restore fiscal responsibility.

colonel cocoa (not verified) 9 years 50 weeks ago
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Steve Forbes ran for the Republican nomination for president once with a flat tax proposal that was soundly rejected by his peers. The working poor in America pay a much higher % of their income in all taxes than the richest people. If we have better health care in America why do 36 other countries have longer longevity.

Charles (not verified) 9 years 50 weeks ago
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Forbes is pandering to our nationalism. USA! USA! USA!

Dave in CA (not verified) 9 years 50 weeks ago
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We the People have no choice but to unite against the big corporations. I have started a new plan called Unite to Strike but I have been warned that it is too radical .

We need to figure out a way to EMPOWER people so they can see the effect of their power. That is why I am arranging a public display of moving bank accounts to the local credit unions here. If enough of us support the Move Your Money campaign, we WILL see an effect. Later we will organize to strike, maybe after the looming next financial crash.

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