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All of the problem come from the Trade Deficit.

Trade Deficit = Poor USA, no jobs

Trade Surplus = Wealthy China, lots of jobs

It is a no brainer.

We need Tariffs, Industry
That is where Jobs come from

Posted by: Elisa2 | August 26, 2010 4:39 AM

Our biggest economic problem is our debt.

Posted by: citizen4truth1 | August 26, 2010 6:19 AM

our biggest economic problem is our pandering politicians and the idiot voters who keep putting the same people back in government.

These cretins are not going to solve our problems. While the liberals and conservatives are arguing nonsense, each side fiercely determined to defeat the other and place themselves in power, neither side examines how incompetent are the politicians representing them.

Everybody want's the other voters to cast out their horrible representatives, their stinking senators, but wants to keep their own.

Nope, we're not going to solve our economic problems, the voters are too stupid to wake up and vote for ANYBODY else besides democrats and republicans -- hollywood for ugly people, and these are some ugly people.

Posted by: eezmamata | August 26, 2010 7:03 AM

It is a no brainer.

We need Tariffs, Industry
That is where Jobs come from

POSTED BY: ELISA2 | AUGUST 26, 2010 4:39 AM


It's also a no-brainer that if we implement trade barriers to make US goods look more appealing here and overseas, the EU, Brazil, and India will do the same to bolster their own economies. The end result is higher prices, reduced trade, and slower economic growth.

That said, it is well understood that China manipulates its currency as a form of protectionism. Therefore, it is fair for us to raise tariffs on Chinese goods to level the playing field, at least until they float the Yuan.

Posted by: antispy | August 26, 2010 9:06 AM

Unemployment is our greatest problem, because most of America's better jobs, including manufacturing, are off shore today. Can't solve unemployment without decent paying jobs available.

Posted by: dboyd43 | August 26, 2010 9:49 AM

We need to take the pursuit of cheap labor off the table. The cost of labor is the primary funding source for consumer markets, so the offloading of productive work onto the backs of the world's poorest de-funds the domestic consumer market.

One more time, I suggest the promulgation of fair-value wage standards, and the enactment of compensatory tariffs targeted against products produced by severely underpaid work forces. This should drive offshore employers to comply with fair wage standards in order to avoid the tariff, would energize demand in producer economies, would help bring jobs back to the US by eliminating the excuse that eschewing the cheap-labor competitive edge supposedly makes US-produced goods uncompetitive. It would also help fulfill the moral arguments we were sold to justicy globalization in the first place: that trade would lift the poor up out of poverty, the exact opposite of what the reality of globalization has accomplished.

I'm sure there are drawbacks to this idea that I'm not taking into account, probably involving rapid retaliation by our self-styled corporate overlords, but that really doesn't matter, because, if we let them have their way, we'll all end up working for $1/hour, anyway.

Posted by: lonquest | August 26, 2010 10:28 AM

The fact is that High & Still Climbing US
National Unemployment and other economic
woes and total failures must fall directly
on our AWOL Endless Vacationer Absentee President,Muslim in Chief Comrade Leader
Barack Hussein Obama and his total disaster
Economic Team From Tiny Timmy Turbo Tax Geithner on,and for that Obama & Sock Puppets MUST be held directly Accountable
and Barack Hussein Obama and Stooges MUST
Resign Or Be Impeached and Removed From
Power Even Before The 2010 General Election
in November as well. We Cannot & Must Not
Allow This Total Incompetent Dismal Failure
Barack Hussein Obama and his Band Od Complete Incompetents and the Gutless Coward Socialist/Liberal Democrats To Keep
On Destroy the USA any further! OUT NOW!

All that Total Dismal Failure Loser AWOL
Pathetic Excuse for a President Vacationer
in Chief Head Muslim Barack Hussein Obama
and Michelle Obama know how to do is go on
endless costly taxpayer paid vacations and
waste our tax dollars and bow and kotow to
Obama's Muslim Extremist Pals! Impeach this
never ending endless disaster Obama & Fire
ever damn Obama Cabinet Member and Vote All
Incumbent Democrats,Do Nothing Republicans
and Free Loader RINOS Like Amnesty John McCain Out on Election Days 2010 and 2012!
It's Time To Take Back America From Obama!

Posted by: sandy5274 | August 26, 2010 11:08 AM

To many Pollitians taking multi million dollars to make them do what payers wants. That is infractions galore. They completely takes away from American Citizens that are honost hard working Americans. They get the best of retirement and perks galore. While we get sloppy seconds. We want all of you fired. No one with multi millions an billions can ever be in office. I want that to be new law.

Posted by: JWTX | August 26, 2010 11:29 AM

The biggest problem is 10% unemployment and that 6% of the labor force is illegal immigrants.

Posted by: WmarkW | August 26, 2010 11:51 AM

There is little doubt that unemployment is the most serious immediate problem. But there are some other major problems that all are symptoms of an economy that is in serious long term trouble. One that is likely to become clearer as we move away from the acute crisis is the problem in financing people's retirement. Across all parts of the political spectrum there has been a large unreality about the returns on financial speculation in stocks or houses. The productive capacity of our real economy at any given point in time determines what our population has to consume. Between demographics and the disappearance of expected wealth, we are likely to be left with serious divisions on how the output of that real economy should be divided among different parts of the population.
The other major problem is the trade deficit. It has been growing pretty steadily over the last twenty years no matter which political party is in charge. Sooner or later we are going to have to face the reality that we cannot live beyond our collective means forever.

Posted by: dnjake | August 26, 2010 12:23 PM

Unemployment is the end result of a long string of issues, most of which begin with so-called "global free trade." As long as Americans are forced to compete on price with work forces that earn less than $1/hour, a large proportion of the American population is going to find it impossible to make a livable wage.

The deficit in wage-earning potential is identical with the deficit in demand, and the deficit in demand is the direct cause of businesses cutting back, exacerbated by the continuing urge to send even more jobs offshore to cheaper labor.

Unemployment's a huge immediate problem, but when you track it back to its cause, you find yourself looking at the lure of cheap labor, and the fact that overseas wages contribute absolutely nothing to US business demand.

Posted by: lonquest | August 26, 2010 1:15 PM

The middle class may never fully recover. The inexperienced Obama bunch has stuck it to the middle-class taxpayer. Eventually a recovery will happen, but the middle class most likely will not participate. The rich can take care of themselves, and the poor are taken care of by charity and the government - and the middle class.

Posted by: mirrorgazer | August 26, 2010 1:27 PM

The unemployment will always be higher than what Amricans are accustomed to. Why? Because we have exported too many middle-class (indusrial and white collar skilled) jobs.

Posted by: PracticalIndependent | August 26, 2010 2:41 PM

The unemployment will always be higher than what Amricans are accustomed to. Why? Because we have exported too many middle-class (indusrial and white collar skilled) jobs.

Posted by: PracticalIndependent | August 26, 2010 2:42 PM

Your poll shows your bias. The unemployment problem is DUE TOTALLY to the "trade gap". And, that "trade gap" you refer to is something the vast majority of us would do away with by eliminating trade treaties. What the voters KNOW, is that no country has ever survived the dismantling of its tariff walls and we want ours back! Every time we go shopping and our "choice" is between Chinese junk, Indian junk or Bangladesh junk, we get furious! You cannot find things made here any more because those factories and jobs are gone due to "free trade". No one. least of all the Post, will publish polling results on opposition to free trade, to *any* trade treaties, but leaks indicate it is something like 85%. The fools in Washington, however, aren't listening and people are getting more and more fed up! Bring back trade tariffs. Use the proceeds to pay down the federal debt. Make those tariffs high enough to keep Chinese and Indian junk off our store shelves, high enough to create a protective wall behind which US companies will arise that WILL make those goods and services and provide jobs for our people. End the H1-B and L-1 visas and ship home those hordes of Indian guest workers that have displaced more than 5 million US hi-tech workers. Close down those Indian "job shops", that fraud that funnels IS work back to India using federal small business loans and grants to finance those shops! Tax multinational corporations on their world wide income. They have acted contrary to our national interests all along, now it's time for them to pay the piper. And end the free trade Ponzi scheme. Just end it!

Posted by: mibrooks27 | August 26, 2010 3:39 PM

ANTISPY - That is a false argument and you know it! Trade accounts for a ere 12% of our economy. Most of that is raw materials. Manufactured goods account for slightly less than 5% of our GDP. Eighty percent of our economy is dependent on domestic spending. Basically, that is what the WTO and the alphabet soup of trade agreements amount to, opening up the US to their cheap imports. It has all but wrecked us. China, India, all of those Asian economies are 90% dependent on manufactured goods exports! Germany is 85% dependent upon manufactured exports. And, please note, every single one of those countries have very very high tariffs on goods and services that would result in their loosing jobs in those areas, Indian and China, for example, have a 100% tariff on computer imports! Given that, the whole notion of a "trade" war" effecting us is nonsense. China isn't going to do a thing if we enact tariffs, other than beg, bribe, do whatever they can to figure out a way around them... and, in the end, live with it. What do they, in turn, buy from us now? Debt? Wall Street investment capital? Minerals, coal, oil, wheat, apples, corn, rice, and other foods? Let 'em boycott them! They cannot get them ANYWHERE else in the world. They would literally starve to death.

Our dismantling of tariffs is flat out insane. We need them back! And, if there is ANY way we could spark a "trade war", we should do it and welcome it!

Posted by: mibrooks27 | August 26, 2010 4:13 PM

Those 66% concerned with unemployment should instead be concerned with the trade gap because that's what caused the high unemployment - people without jobs can't support housing market, strong dollar etc. Stop the investor class from outsourcing all manufacturing to slave wage countries while at the same time enjoying free access to the American consumer and you'll fix the problem. Of course that won't happen since the investor class is also the ruling class.

Posted by: alientech | August 26, 2010 6:08 PM

*&^%^&! - I quit.

Posted by: nanonano1 | August 26, 2010 7:05 PM

I'm apalled that "too much government spending" wasn't one of your choices. It's SPENDING, SPENDING, SPENDING, SPENDING, SPENDING. Did I mention it's SPENDING that's TOTALLY out of control?

Posted by: PanhandleWilly | August 26, 2010 8:27 PM

Federal Deficit1 + Federal Deficit2 .. + Federal DeficitN = Federal Debt.

This is the number one problem with the economy. Debt means payment of interest which means taxing the poor Americans to give the rich of the world at large.

Posted by: Don19 | August 26, 2010 10:25 PM

I'm afraid Republicans will come into office and take away health care reform and high speed rail funding. Thank God President Obama will remain in office for six more years.

Posted by: Truthteller14 | August 26, 2010 10:40 PM

I am most concerned by extreme government spending. Government employees make more than private sector employees. What's wrong with that picture? We don't need any more task forces, commissions or government studies. We don't need government health care. We don't need the government to take over a car company just to subsidize union workers who didn't even take a pay cut. It's time to live within our means.

Posted by: dannshiffler | August 26, 2010 10:54 PM

We are in 1992 all over again. Federal revenues in 2009 were $2.2T, while Social Security, Medicare/medicaid, defense and interest on debt were about $2.8T. We had a deficit of half a trillion dollars just on the four "untouchables." The entirety of all other federal expenditures was $750B. Federal revenues in 2009 were 15% of GDP, the lowest in 50 years. We must move toward a balanced budget, and the facts show that cannot be done without a tax increase. This same situation occurred in 1993 and the tax increase was followed by an unprecedented boom over the next 8 years. Just like Bush I in 1992, today's anti-taxers refuse to understand that the key to success is a balance in revenue and expenses, not simply cutting taxes and borrowing to pay for it. Returning to relative balance works because it restores public and business confidence in the future and brings predictability that enables planning, borrowing and spending without fear that the future requires oversaving and hoarding. It is very simple, it just happened less than 20 years ago!!

Posted by: DEA2 | August 26, 2010 11:48 PM

and so,while speaking about US Unemployment
and Job Creation,frankly Der Leader Comrade
Barack Hussein Obama,and Nancy Pelosi are
doing a heck of a job at Nancy & Paul Pelosi employing hundreds of illegal aliens
in all their fancy resort hotels,pricey restaurants and family businesses all over
San Francisco California. It's funny that
ICE and Sec Of Homeland Security Incompetent Janet Napolitano and Mr Lawsuit
Obama's US Attorney General Eric Holder never have raided and/or arrested Nancy and
Paul Pelosi for violating Federal Immigration Law,yet Obama and Holder can sue my Arizona Gov Jan Brewer and Arizona
over SB 1070 and Arizona doing the job that
Obama,Holder and Napolitano refuse to do.

Posted by: carleen09 | August 27, 2010 1:42 AM

It's the JOBS, stupid!!! (Or, the lack thereof.)

Posted by: TalkingHead1 | August 27, 2010 9:08 AM

According to nearly all economic experts we were in the worst recession since the depression. If this is in fact true the answer to what concerns me most is "all of the above" and "none of the above" at the same time. "L" shaped or "U" shaped recovery are likely to play out. Any expectations of a "V" shape are totally unrealistic and sadly to say a realization that some do not appreciate the damage done over the last decade or so.
We need a well thought out bi-partisan approach to healing our economic woes. Something in this political climate is not likely to happen.

Posted by: 2wet | August 27, 2010 9:36 AM

The primary problem is 30+ years of short-sighted business practices and a lack of government policy that encourages real growth instead of the hollowing of our economy. We cannot spend our way out of the current recession/depression and instead need to overhaul the way the country does business. Perhaps we do need the economy to truly collapse so we can rebuild from the bottom.

Posted by: ashleydog | August 27, 2010 9:57 AM

Write down the principle on all the underwater mortgages, seize the banks and sell them off after firing all the executives, extend unemployment benefits, get rid of tax expenditures (both parties are guilty of this), stop waging war everywhere, cut the military budget, raise taxes on everybody and lay out a realistic, long term plan to cut the deficit.

Posted by: Candressuhmoose | August 27, 2010 10:04 AM

You are addressing the symptoms of an economic breakdown - trade gap, unemployment, housing market, dollar value, Eurozone weakness - and one need to attack the decease that caused these symptoms. That is where the Obama administration, and his trio of "yes" economists that subjected their goals to political ideology, have failed miserably.

We suffered an asset value depression and not a demand side one. The administration has put the cart before the horse by prescribing an attack on demand via fiscal deficits instead of arriving at demand as well as all the other symptoms above via capital accumulation and incentives for investment - which means a declaration of a clear policy future via steady or diminishing tax rates, diminishing government intervention, easier or no mandates, i.e., Healthcare reform & Financial Reform, etc.
All of these are better discussed at the "Economic Series" found at

Posted by: JohnGalt9 | August 27, 2010 10:13 AM

WHY can't the American worker compete with overseas labor? Could it possibly be the result of union demands that Americans be given higher wages? American workers (we know) need to cover basic living costs...
So what can be done? Tariffs only add to basic product's a vicious circle in which the American worker is caught in the middle!!!

Posted by: SeniorVet | August 27, 2010 10:16 AM

All of the above with unemployment obviously having a slight edge.

Also, the abandonment of free market principles and free market feedback loops (inflation, interest rates, currency fluctuations, etc.). Without reading the feedback loops, proper adjustments do not occur. Free market forces are getting covered up but they NEVER go away. The politicians and Federal Reserve keep covering up their prior screw-ups with more screw-ups.

The Federal Reserve is a disaster and trying to use the American economy like a giant board game thanks to Alan Greenscam who is not even close to a free market economist.

Posted by: hz9604 | August 27, 2010 10:19 AM

Even Bernanke will use government funds to prop up private enterprise prices while private enterprise pushes wages down.

I'm going to become a pothole.

Posted by: Maddogg | August 27, 2010 10:30 AM

The question is do we want to be third world of not. We continue to raid our market and even now we want to lower the wages of our working people. If the worker can no longer afford the product we have shot ourselves in the foot. Wall Street managed to lay off large amounts of capital on the worker and now has bankrupt the housing system because at the present pay the worker can no longer service the mortage. The minimum wage needs to be $28.00 an hour. We need to get there any way possible, if it requires large tariffs than so be it. Jobs are not the answer to our woes, well paying jobs are.

Posted by: Ford3915 | August 27, 2010 10:42 AM

NO CONTEST - the largest, most purvasive problem w/ the economy is the %age controled by DOD and our nation's economic dependence on constant involvement in armed conflict.

if 'WORLD PEACE' suddenly errupted, we'd have 20% unemployment w/i 30 days and 30% unemployment w/o 9 months.

our economy, as presently configured, is not sustainable.

we can crunch the numbers any way we want, our economic model must change - NOW!!!

Posted by: boblesch | August 27, 2010 11:48 AM

It's the economy stupid!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jimbo77 | August 27, 2010 12:48 PM

My biggest concerns are about the inability of Congress to function because of Republican't obstructionism and Demofraidycats lack of backbone, and the Supreme Court decision that allows corporations to buy elections and candidates for office.

Posted by: foofoofoo | August 27, 2010 2:50 PM

Progressive taxation is the answer. There is no reason why anyone should have over $10 million in their personal bank account. I say we tax them at 80 % once they've crossed 10 million.

We have plenty of money sitting around in this country. We have the most regressive taxation of any respectable country on the planet.

Posted by: peaceandprotest | August 27, 2010 3:05 PM

I would suggest new RULES of who can "comment": allow publication of comments to only those that have passed a qualification application. It would reduce significantly the number of comments (good) but would increase also significantly the quality of those comments.
It would then attract only those that really have something to contribute of real and learned value and enrich the debate within those values.
It would be unique, smaller but richer. And under those parameters I can bet that better ideas would spring up than those of the Dumb-Trio – Geithner, Summers, and Romer. (These three would have a hard time qualifying but we’ll give them honorary membership just so we can measure the depth of their stupidity).

Posted by: JohnGalt9 | August 27, 2010 3:05 PM

"I would suggest new RULES of who can "comment": allow publication of comments to only those that have passed a qualification application."

Really? Really? My English and that of some of my friends may not be the best, but long before today we have posted about the Trade Deficit tearing down the USA.

Qualified is just another term for having the stamp of approval of the power elites, who even still today are publicly lying that the Trade Deficit is a temporary anomaly. See qualified FED lies.

Posted by: Elisa2 | August 27, 2010 3:16 PM

Obama is hiring like crazey. There is no unemployment problem with the federal government.

Do you know the average, that right, the average, federal annual pay now is $134,000.

Does anyone in the private sector make that much? I don't.

Posted by: cpameetingbook | August 27, 2010 3:18 PM

#1 Get rid of Wall street.
Its a dinosaur that has more than outlived its purpose.

#2 Stop giving banks money and expecting them to lend it, they are just hanging on to it.

#3 If you want to get money to the unemployed and underemployed then do some public works programs and pay people to do useful work.

Posted by: rkerg | August 27, 2010 3:45 PM

Check box below for out-of-control, irresponsible government spending

Posted by: JAH3 | August 27, 2010 4:12 PM

The economy cannot recover without the return of the industries that Wall Street and Washington has off-shored and the jobs that have been out-sourced. Secondly the money looted in the Subprime Mortgages Scam has to be returned and those involved in this the world's largest conspiracy and looting or transfer of wealth prosecuted and made horrific examples. Any economic malfeasance, theft, profit taking that strengthens an enemy or potential enemy (Communist China and Vietnam) in time of war or national distress is high treason.

Posted by: 123Njord | August 27, 2010 6:28 PM

The problem is the 40 million stupid rednecks that are a complete drain to this country. They are incredibly stupid and useless, offering absolutely no skills to the workforce at all. They're all so fat they are the cause of runaway healthcare costs. They operate cash based "businesses" and don't pay taxes on that income. They need to leave the country NOW before they overrun this place.

Posted by: bendan2000 | August 27, 2010 10:58 PM

RE:We Cannot & Must Not
Allow This Total Incompetent Dismal Failure
Barack Hussein Obama and his Band Od Complete Incompetents and the Gutless Coward Socialist/Liberal Democrats To Keep
On Destroy the USA any further! OUT NOW!
I don't know, I kind of like him.

Posted by: bproulx45 | August 28, 2010 7:57 AM

Debt and spending.

Debt...Sorry conservatives, not such a big deal. Interest rates on these debts are tiny compared to GDP and the true amount of assets the US has on hand.

Spending...provides the services you demand. I do understand the need to cut back on some of the wasteful stuff like War, corporate welfare and politics. The fact that political contributions are tax deductible is beyond insane, end it now.

Taxes...American business is the least taxed demographic in our economy. Now that they have the political rights of individuals perhaps they should also bear the same tax burdens. Now if they were providing American jobs, perhaps we could discuss those tax rates, but until then...

Posted by: bproulx45 | August 28, 2010 8:09 AM

I am most concerned with the continually increasing gap between rich and poor. The "haves" continue to gain and the "have nots" continue to lose. This is by design, not by accident.

Class issues in this country are usually posited as either "class warfare" or are taboo to address, but the reality is that the wealthiest americans do not pay their fair share of taxes, and they invest in unethical businesses like weapons manufacturing, or nuclear power, or coca-cola (a company that authorizes murder of union activists) etc.

The economics of the US is set up to maintain a huge underclass. The media in the US is set up to keep brainwashing the poor into voting against their own interests. Those in power in the US tend to be wealthy and white, and if they are not white they are often co-opted.

The flames of racism are fanned to distract people from the real shell game which is about economic class.

Another critical issue is the fact that corporations have the same legal rights as individuals. That'd be fine if, like people, corporation had a life span and then died, but they don't. Instead the live on, amassing wealth (power) which they use to promote their own interests, not the interests of the society.

Capitalism in the US is as great a failure as socialism was in the USSR or the GDR. By failure I mean that the system is more concerned with maintaining itself then with serving the people, or the well being of the people and the planet (which are actually inseparable).

Posted by: greeenmtns | August 28, 2010 8:58 AM

I believe that every ex President and ex representative and ex senator should be judged by the people worthy of receiving a pension...
you can't give a pension for failure...

Posted by: DwightCollins | August 28, 2010 9:29 AM

Concern = American attitude towards money

Most Americans don't have adequate emergency savings and a lot of people don't have any at all. We buy things we don't have the cash for. We don't save enough for retirement. We look to the government to solve our economic and personal financial problems.

Seriously, we the middle class are doing it to ourselves. It is incredibly short-sighted to put oneself into long-term, high-interest debt over an iPhone, a new television and a new car yet so many Americans have and will continue to do so. Nobody has learned anything!

If they aren't allowed to fail how will they learn not to do it again?

Posted by: GenXer1 | August 30, 2010 2:12 PM

Stop paying/extending unemployment benefits to construction and manual labor workers, and Start paying them to rebuild our national infrastructure.

I heard recently that there are over 7000 bridges in this country that have received the same safety rating as the one that fell in Minnesota. Dams and levees all over the country are dangerously sub-standard. Roads, rail, electricity, and communications networks are decades behind our trading partners.

This is work that we never pay cash to do, even in good times. Issue the bonds, and put folks to work!! Keep their skills sharp, and enhance our competitive position for the future.

Construction in the private sector could be a decade away from any future growth. We haven't seen even the beginning of the mortgage crisis in commercial real estate, and housing is grossly overbuilt.

Posted by: OldUncleTom | August 30, 2010 5:23 PM

We've accomplished no economic growth since this crisis began, We could create a perpetual river of domestic economic growth by personal sacrifice of abandoning our love affair with gas guzzlers. We must ask ourselves," do we wish to be remembered for what happened to our nation during this crisis or do we wish to be remembered for what we did"?

Posted by: reenie10 | September 1, 2010 9:53 AM

Everything is going pear shaped because we are allowing a Private Corporation (The FED) to create Federal Reserve Note Dollars that are actually worth only 10 cents, maybe. The Treasury creates and prints only 2% of our money. Private Banks, such as Goldman-Sachs, who are owners of the FED, print up the rest.

Therefore, THE biggest priority now is to Close the FED by nationalizing it into the Treasury. The Treasury would then reimburse the 12 Banking Families who own the FED the 200 Million Dollars they invested in it, when through the efforts of these 12 families, the FED was created in 1913-14. This took the power of money creation away from the Treasury, in majority, and gave it to the Banking Cartel families.

About the FED : look up "save a patriot" on the net, for the results of an irrefutable House of Representatives Investigation, which found the FED to be a private Central Bank owned by Banking Families.

see: "Money as Debt" on the net, an
animated film, which explains how the FED creates our funny money, using an old gold traders fraud called "fractional reserve lending."

Once the money system is stabilized by "full reserve lending" in the creation of the American dollar and the Private Banking Cartel loses its financial control over the nation, problems disappear like magic......for most are contrived by these Families.

We know this from past experience in US history. A very important point is that the "National Debt" gets repaid in about 5 years and the nation goes into surplus.

See also the Arron Russo film on the net, "America : Freedom to Fascism"

and certainly take the time to view "The Money Masters" film on YouTube or at their site, for the complete history of Banking in the western world. Banking has been a crime since "fractional reserve lending" was first introduced into the system by the private "Bank of England" in 1694.

Posted by: vcompton1 | September 2, 2010 6:33 AM

We need jobs, but we also need markets for the goods we produce. Fair trade agreements would stimulate production and create more jobs. China sells us billions more than we sell them; that's not fair trade. Japan, India, and Britain are the same

America is the playground "Dumbo" that everyone and their brother takes advantage of. We can thank a long line of elected officials for that. Oh...foreign interests help pay for commercials at election times...I get it.

Posted by: friar1944 | September 3, 2010 9:23 AM

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