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  •  Since Sept2008, Monetary Base has increased... (3+ / 0-)
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    AoT, JesseCW, srkp23

    ..250%, while M1 has increased just 35%.

    As your Velocity graph illustrates, there is no demand for money.

    That said, I would not advise Dems to tout the stock market, as it would leave us exposed to attacks that we are far friendlier with Wall Street than the GOP.

    Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. www.hamiltonproject.org

    by PatriciaVa on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 04:46:57 PM PDT

    •  And it also leaves Dems vulnerable (2+ / 0-)
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      chuckvw, JesseCW

      to more financier attacks. The banks can easily crash the stock market if they decide they want a change of party in charge. And I certainly wouldn't put it past them

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 04:55:44 PM PDT

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    •  Which Republicans are going to make that argument? (0+ / 0-)

      Eric Cantor? John Boehner? Paul Ryan? John McCain? Peter King? Chris Christie?

      Governments care only as much as their citizens force them to care. Nothing changes unless we change -- George Monbiot.

      by Nulwee on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 11:32:14 PM PDT

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