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    the entire national debt was around $800 billion  (now $16 trillion plus) when Nixon took us off the gold standard for international trade payment settlement (bretton woods) so he could accelerate that lovely war called vietnam.  Now we're supposed to be delighted that our annual deficit is 'only' $800 billion while the bankers who caused the disaster get off scot free with massive personal fortunes ... yea!  go usa, go usa

    "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance." -James Madison

    by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 08:52:28 AM PST

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