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  •  Whether it's a noun or a verb, (1+ / 0-)
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    there should be an "at" after the suckling. The teat gets sucked, the suckling gets suckled. Picture it.

    That said, I'd also point out that all dollars come from the public Treasury. Or rather, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving produces them and the Treasury distributes them -- unless they are issued as electronic digits. Then the dollars are created by key strokes and sent from the Treasury to the Federal Reserve, which then lends them to other banks, which then lend them back to the Treasury to "earn" a surplus without doing any work.
    This raises the question, or should, why the Congress has set up this laundering scheme to generate income for banksters who aren't doing anything productive. The answer, I would suggest, is two-fold. On the one hand, the Congress, which is tasked in the Constitution with managing the currency (along with other weights and measures) was eager to rid itself of this obligation. So, it set up the Fed in 1913, so it couldn't be held to account for where the money went, or didn't. Because, mostly, money is most effective when, like reading and writing, people don't get it. Deprivation, that's the ticket. Deprivation is what comes in handy when people are to impressed with your dominion.
    Also, by giving banksters first dibs on the dollars, the Congress critters insure that when next they are facing election, there will be dollars available to spread the good news. And the lazy or bad behavior will be forgotten. Being vouched for by the trusty banker counts for a lot. One hand washes the other with OUR money.

    Taxes, by the way, are the mechanism by which dollars are kept in circulation by having them return (as revenue) to the Treasury to be sent out again, instead of having to keep issuing new. Taxes are part of a recycling process, something that the Cons don't understand. It seems ironic, but Cons are people who don't get function because they don't see (can't see) the connection. Engineers understand function. Engineering is not a profession for the Cons.

    No connection for the Cons.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 03:12:20 AM PDT

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