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Bluegene Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-11 09:54 PM
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48. Not sharp to begin with
He never was the sharpest knife in the drawer, but now pure insanity. Yeah, let's just print money and pay everything off...Woohoo. :wtf:
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  -Greenspan: US "Can Pay Any Debt It Has Because We Can Always Print Money" kpete  Aug-07-11 07:37 PM   #0 
  - Welcome to Weimar USA.  no_hypocrisy   Aug-07-11 07:38 PM   #1 
  - spot on, that.  ixion   Aug-07-11 07:40 PM   #4 
  - Not quite.  AverageJoe90   Aug-13-11 01:46 AM   #49 
  - ''Honey, we've got enough for a quart of milk and half a dozen eggs......  DeSwiss   Aug-07-11 08:05 PM   #16 
  - Ah, someone knows their history!  Yo_Mama   Aug-08-11 12:31 PM   #40 
  - Got Gold?  roomfullofmirrors   Aug-07-11 07:39 PM   #2 
  - Hell yeah.  roamer65   Aug-07-11 07:45 PM   #8 
  - Today's printed money is tomorrow's coarse toilet paper.  marmar   Aug-07-11 07:40 PM   #3 
  - If you are printing money to pay your debts that usually means nobody wants to buy your bonds  dkf   Aug-07-11 07:47 PM   #10 
  - Go buy a loaf of bread after we start doing that.  baldguy   Aug-07-11 07:42 PM   #5 
  - It worked so well for Germany  Drahthaardogs   Aug-07-11 07:43 PM   #6 
  - "...As long as you don't mind paying $100 for bread."  TheWraith   Aug-07-11 07:44 PM   #7 
  - I watched this morning and he looked awful I can't understand why  snappyturtle   Aug-07-11 07:49 PM   #12 
  - God, Greenspan is such a fucking idiot!  47of74   Aug-07-11 07:47 PM   #9 
  - So if I have checks  Politicalboi   Aug-07-11 07:47 PM   #11 
  - You don't have your own currency and, even if you did, it isn't the world's reserve currency.  Hosnon   Aug-07-11 09:39 PM   #25 
  - Send Geithner your resume n/t  rayofreason   Aug-12-11 08:14 PM   #47 
  - delete n/t  politicasista   Aug-07-11 07:49 PM   #13 
  - that's something a fourth-grader would say n/t  alp227   Aug-07-11 07:52 PM   #14 
  - .  blkmusclmachine   Aug-07-11 08:01 PM   #15 
  - He didn't actually say that did he?  ozone_man   Aug-07-11 08:11 PM   #17 
  - Shocking, isn't it? If he really believes this...  Frank Cannon   Aug-07-11 10:38 PM   #28 
  - ah, ever the brilliant man  placton   Aug-07-11 08:12 PM   #18 
  - Just because US "can always print money" does not mean that  Fool Count   Aug-07-11 08:28 PM   #19 
  - Isn't that like saying we are going to pay our bills with worthless money? nt  jwirr   Aug-07-11 08:45 PM   #20 
  - Well, it isn't worthless as long as every other countries central banks  Amonester   Aug-07-11 08:54 PM   #21 
  - Which means that method is not going to fix the economy. Thanks.  jwirr   Aug-08-11 12:05 AM   #30 
  - Why waste the linen and metal to print more money?  christx30   Aug-08-11 02:35 PM   #44 
  - Remember, Greenspan loved Ayn Rand  ocd liberal   Aug-07-11 09:18 PM   #22 
  - Solutions  Frank1   Aug-12-11 06:37 PM   #46 
  - please someone check his brain for mad ayn rand syndrome.  Javaman   Aug-07-11 09:24 PM   #23 
  - Hmm, I think someone needs to look into greenspaz's background  Javaman   Aug-07-11 09:34 PM   #24 
  - "...because we can always print money..."  unkachuck   Aug-07-11 09:41 PM   #26 
  - wait? what?  alphafemale   Aug-07-11 09:47 PM   #27 
  - Yeah, ok...  Turborama   Aug-07-11 11:26 PM   #29 
  - I am not an economics genius, but I think thats a bad idea...  and-justice-for-all   Aug-08-11 12:06 AM   #31 
  - Exactly. Never taken an economics class in my life,  wickerwoman   Aug-08-11 03:02 PM   #45 
  - Good news everyone!  buckrogers1965   Aug-08-11 12:18 AM   #32 
  - don't forget inflation  fascisthunter   Aug-08-11 10:37 AM   #37 
  - Idiot. Like there are no repercussions to that.  harun   Aug-08-11 12:39 AM   #33 
  - From the man who pressured Congress to repeal Glass Steagall.  No Elephants   Aug-08-11 01:59 AM   #34 
  - "... because we can always print money to do that."  area51   Aug-08-11 02:48 AM   #35 
  - it's almost as if they want us to be Germany before the nazis took over  fascisthunter   Aug-08-11 10:36 AM   #36 
  - Well, if you pay back in a degraded currency it is default  Yo_Mama   Aug-08-11 11:48 AM   #38 
  - Perhaps he has had a mini stroke or two. What an odd comment  kiranon   Aug-08-11 12:09 PM   #39 
  - Exactly what the Weimar Republic did after WWI  Doctor_J   Aug-08-11 01:01 PM   #41 
  - You think he would know better. n/t  AngryOldDem   Aug-08-11 01:10 PM   #42 
  - Is Greenspan really saying that the U.S.A. does not buy their ink and paper from China?  mrdmk   Aug-08-11 02:33 PM   #43 
  - Not sharp to begin with  Bluegene   Aug-12-11 09:54 PM   #48 

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