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Vladimir Putin on the Dangers of Socialism

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cwm27.gif (yeah, i know, Putin is a prick).

 

http://www.therightperspective.org/?p=1472

 

Putin Warns US About Socialism

 

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said the US should take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise "excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state's omnipotence".

 

"In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state's role absolute," Putin said during a speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated."

 

Sounding more like Barry Goldwater than the former head of the KGB, Putin said, "Nor should we turn a blind eye to the fact that the spirit of free enterprise, including the principle of personal responsibility of businesspeople, investors, and shareholders for their decisions, is being eroded in the last few months. There is no reason to believe that we can achieve better results by shifting responsibility onto the state."

 

Putin also cautioned the US against using military Keynesianism to lift its economy out of recession, saying, "in the longer run, militarization won't solve the problem but will rather quell it temporarily. What it will do is squeeze huge financial and other resources from the economy instead of finding better and wiser uses for them." Putin's comments come in sharp contrast to Russia's own military buildup and expansion.

 

Putin also echoed the words of conservative maverick Ron Paul when he said, "we must assess the real situation and write off all hopeless debts and 'bad' assets. True, this will be an extremely painful and unpleasant process. Far from everyone can accept such measures, fearing for their capitalization, bonuses, or reputation. However, we would 'conserve' and prolong the crisis, unless we clean up our balance sheets."

 

"The time for enlightenment has come. We must calmly, and without gloating, assess the root causes of this situation and try to peek into the future."

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With the election of BO, the nation has resoundingly said (those who voted for him) that they believe the government is the answer to the problems that face us. It's too late for us to turn back...at least Russia has not shackled itself yet.

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View PostHe sounds more conservative than the dems or repubes. cwm27.gif

 

Putin also cautioned the US against using military Keynesianism to lift its economy out of recession, saying, "in the longer run, militarization won't solve the problem but will rather quell it temporarily. What it will do is squeeze huge financial and other resources from the economy instead of finding better and wiser uses for them." Putin's comments come in sharp contrast to Russia's own military buildup and expansion.

 

Conservative? A true conservative perhaps, but it's not what I generally hear from people who call themselves conservatives.

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"Better and wiser use of our resources" is about small business. Let them fail and let them succeed. Capitalism at it's finest. Less state dependency and intrusion will foster a stronger and more resilient economy and country down the road. We can ill afford a shift towards socialism with new state run programs that continue into perpetuity.

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View PostWith the election of BO, the nation has resoundingly said (those who voted for him) that they believe the government is the answer to the problems that face us. It's too late for us to turn back...at least Russia has not shackled itself yet.

 

 

Don't forget that President Bush and Sen. McCain were pushing TARP after the mid-September market drama.

 

It's not that they're intentionally socialist.

 

They're just cluelessly socialist, even if well-meaning.

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View PostConservative? A true conservative perhaps, but it's not what I generally hear from people who call themselves conservatives.

 

 

 

While I agree with you, let's not give socialists posing as liberals a free pass either.

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View PostDon't forget that President Bush and Sen. McCain were pushing TARP after the mid-September market drama.

 

It's not that they're intentionally socialist.

 

They're just cluelessly socialist, even if well-meaning.

 

McCain suspended his campaign for the vote--It was that important, but we won't discuss that because he's a Republican.

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View PostDon't forget that President Bush and Sen. McCain were pushing TARP after the mid-September market drama.

 

 

It's not that they're intentionally socialist.

 

 

They're just cluelessly socialist, even if well-meaning.

 

Arrrrg.

 

Clueless, definitly...

 

socialists... not even close.

 

 

Privatizing profits and making the public pay for losses

 

IS NOT SOCIALISM it's might be OLIGARCHY, or CORPORATISM

 

but is sure ain't socialism cwm13.gif

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View PostArrrrg.

Clueless, definitly...

socialists... not even close.

 

Privatizing profits and making the public pay for losses

IS NOT SOCIALISM it's might be OLIGARCHY, or CORPORATISM

but is sure ain't socialism cwm13.gif

 

 

it's "socialism" for the wealthy.

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View Post"In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated."

 

And how is that different from what the private sector did to our economy?

 

 

As though the economic failure of just about every major corporation

 

 

hasn't made the USofA "uncompetitive"...

 

 

Fiat money doesn't lead to our economy being "uncompetitive"?

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