Tbeek I am going to have to agree with you that the TARP money was a ripoff to the tax payers. And the fed is still doing alot of hidden deals with our money. :evil:With no accountability to anyone that I can see. :-X
I'm going to be nice to you here at Christmas if that is OK. :-* I see on another post that you ice fish, maybe if I'm nice you will someday take me ice fishing?? I have never done that and always wanted to. And what better way to go for the first time then with a libertarian beekeeper :-D
Don't want to change the subject but IMO ;)there's no better way to 'eat' fish than fish 'fresh caught' from below ice, cold and firm. Yumm. yum.
I'm a libertarian in my own personal view only, but also a 'realist' in that I know while one may have the 'right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness', not all are able to achieve it, and in a 'free society' I don't believe in 'leaving anyone behind' or blaming those less advantaged, who are often percieved as not carrying their own weight, for all the troubles across the land.
I believe 'we' are our brothers keepers. Many have found common ground (or should I say ice?) catching 'and' eating fish together. Might have to make a road trip.
Lets close the FED first :)
kathyp; are you not paying attention? Have you read the BLOOMBERG article outlining this 'theft? Why are you defending BIG BANKS anyway? You keep telling us with every chance how the banks paid it all back, riiiiight.
Well that's true, but they paid it back with interest free money provided by the FED ON DECEMBER 8 2008, and then the same banks ripped off the US Treasury by charging 3% for 'paying back the money they got from the FED, 'earning' an estimated 13-15 billion dollars for the transaction! A classic shell game played on the American people, and to the tune of over 7 trillion dollars (some estimate it was closer 16 trillion), not even close to the 700 billion 'we the people' knew about.