Central Planning the New United States Economic System.

Discussion in 'Economics' started by SouthAmerica, Oct 9, 2008.

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    October 9, 2008

    SouthAmerica: Comrade Treasury Secretary Paulson should start this new process by nationalizing Bank of America.

    If anything Bank of America is a good name for a bank that belongs to the United States government.

    After acquiring Bank of America then he can go on and acquire Citi Group, JP Morgan Chase and so on….

    Now that the United States economy turned itself into a Central Planning economy the US will not need many banks under the new economic system.

    Today the real adjusted US GDP is about $ 9 trillion dollars and the US government annual budget of $ 3 trillion dollars is responsible for generating a large chunk of US economic activity – in a very short period the US government can nationalize banks, insurance companies, mortgage companies, airlines, GM, Ford, Boeing, and in no time they can eliminate any signs of its prior economic system of a free market economy.

    He also can acquire WallMart and require that the entire US population shoppes only on the new US government superstore.

    To simplify the works of the new government system big brother is going to demand that every American will be required to drop his family name and everybody will use only their social security number as a way to identify all the members of this new society.

    And a computer chip it will be inserted on your brain with all kinds of information related to you.


    “Paulson Signals U.S. May Invest in Banks to Shore Up Confidence”
    By Rebecca Christie and Simon Kennedy
    Bloomberg News – October 9, 2008

    Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson signaled the government may invest in banks as the next step in trying to resolve the deepening credit crisis.

    Paulson told reporters in Washington yesterday that legislation Congress passed last week to rescue financial institutions gave him broad authority that he intends to use, beyond just buying mortgage-related assets on banks' balance sheets. He indicated that an option available may be boosting companies' capital with cash infusions.

    ``It is the policy of the federal government to use all resources at its disposal to make our financial system stronger,'' Paulson said. ``We will use all of the tools we've been given to maximum effectiveness, including strengthening the capitalization of financial institutions of every size.''

    Banks worldwide aren't raising enough capital to offset losses: while posting $592 billion of writedowns and losses during the crisis, they have added just $442.5 billion of new capital, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The International Monetary Fund anticipates losses will more than double to $1.4 trillion.

    Paulson spoke two days before officials from the Group of Seven industrial nations gather in Washington for their first meeting since the financial meltdown accelerated last month. Hours earlier, the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and four other central banks lowered interest rates in an unprecedented coordinated effort to ease the economic effects of the credit freeze.

    G-7 Efforts

    Paulson didn't rule out new programs following the meeting, while noting that it might ``not make sense to have identical policies'' because each countries' circumstances are different. U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has suggested authorities act to guarantee lending in the interbank market. Brown also opted yesterday to spend 50 billion pounds ($87 billion) to partly nationalize at least eight British banks.
    Paulson stressed the U.S. rescue plan won't save all firms.

    ``One thing we must recognize -- even with the new Treasury authorities, some financial institutions will fail,'' Paulson said. Instead, regulators will take measures to limit the systemic risk from any single bank failure, he said.
    President George W. Bush's working group on financial markets, which is headed by Paulson and includes the Fed, Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said Oct. 6 the Treasury will move quickly to implement the financial bailout. The plan also allows for guarantees.

    Paulson's Powers

    The law, approved by Congress Oct. 3, gives the government power to buy assets, provide guarantees and ``address capital raising,'' the working group said.

    Beyond the G-7 talks, Treasury Undersecretary David McCormick said this weekend would feature a ``special meeting'' of finance officials from the Group of 20, which combines developed and emerging economies. ``We're reflecting a reality of the global economy,'' he said of the talks.

    President Bush signed into law on Oct. 3 a measure that gives Paulson the authority to purchase as much as $700 billion in mortgage-related assets and other securities from financial institutions saddled with illiquid debt.
    Since then, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index has dropped about 10 percent and credit markets have tightened further.

    ``Patience is also needed because the turmoil will not end quickly and significant challenges remain ahead,'' Paulson said. ``Neither passage of this new law nor the implementation of these initiatives will bring an immediate end to current difficulties.''
    Asset Managers

    The Treasury this week is recruiting asset managers and other staff to carry out the rescue plan, which will be administered by a newly formed Office of Financial Stability in the Treasury's headquarters in Washington. Pacific Investment Management Co. and BlackRock Inc. submitted bids to manage troubled mortgage-backed assets as part of the program, people familiar with the matter said.
    The global economy is headed for a ``major downturn,'' the IMF said in its World Economic Outlook released yesterday.

    Global growth is projected at 3 percent next year, down from 3.9 percent this year, the IMF said. In April, the IMF predicted a 25 percent chance of worldwide growth at or below 3 percent, which it said was ``equivalent to a global recession.''

    ``The turmoil is a global phenomenon,'' McCormick said in a statement. ``We are all affected by it, and strengthened international collaboration is needed now more than ever to find collective solutions to achieve stable and efficient financial markets and restore health to the world economy.''

    Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601068&sid=au4PnE_L1TCQ&refer=home

  2. These are truly extraordinary times...

    US Treasury, Department of Homeland Security, corrupt election process entrenched with campaign finance control, lax surveillance requirements, a strong push into Internet with a "global war on ideas", military restructuring with new doctrines of Effects-Based Operations and military operations other than war -- on top of stationing Iraq-veterans as ready to act on domestic needs. Then there are all the travel restrictions and surveillance gathering - not to mention all SWIFT financial transaction infos are sent to the CIA.
    What a wonderful world!

    If anyone sum up the changes to the US society and world politics with the Bush era - it is absolutely frightening.
    The neo-con ideology has been the most devastating blow to US democracy ever... total corruption and control.

    http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2006/tr20060327-12710.html (Rumsfeld about the Internet and a "global war of ideas")

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  3. As I have pointed out in previous posts....

    Here is what the US needs....and the sooner they do it....the sooner other countries will do it....

    Consumption Tax Only

    Eliminate Legal Largesse
    Government Run By Township

    Education....Internet Based

    Medicine...not a business...innovation rewarded...

    Worldwide stock exchange
    Distribution of wealth by stocks

    Banks...Township centered...discounted asset based loans only...


    This would bring a wave of freedom and innovation at such a rapid pace in the US......people will look back at this period called the "Derivatives" period as the low point in their history.....
  4. libertad,
    They have all that which you are asking for...
    I was sailing in that area, visiting many of the islands from Anguilla in the north to Guadeloupe in the south - and based out of St. Martin for around 6 weeks; it was very beautiful. Too bad St. Martin has been slightly "overrun" by illegal immigration and rising crime.

    Anguilla also host the annual conference on "Financial Cryptography." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_cryptography
    Vince Cate renounced his US citizenship and moved there - his story was reported in some Forbes articles, I think.
    He vent to the Bahamas to renounce his citizenship, as he did not trust the US government to treat him fairly.
    Now he does not pay US taxes any longer. The IRS are extremely powerful, and US taxpayers have lots of difficulty if they would like to emigrate and think they can stop reporting income to the US or get away from US taxes. Some of the strictest regime in the world wrt taxes.

    I was considering Anguilla myself for years, and then Dubai - but the 2001 attacks changed all that.
    I then settled for Brazil permanently since 2002. Couldn't stay completely retired, though...
  5. It will be interesting to see if Bush in his speech today can give some information on a time horizon for some of the rescue measures they have in place. Paulson said it would take several weeks... but G7 and G8 plans will be interesting. I truly hope they don't centralize more regulations or something like that - because it will only corrupt the system even further...
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    October 14, 2008

    SouthAmerica: Latest shopping list from George W. Bush to Comrades Ben S. Bernanke, and Henry Paulson.

    Here is $ 250 billion dollars in cash, please get me the following:

    1) About 6 Banks the type where you go to cash checks.

    2) About 3 automakers (Made in USA)

    3) A few airlines

    4) And a few casinos in Las Vegas, and in Atlantic City.

    If you still have some money left then buy me also a country – Venezuela would be fine.

    PS: Let me know if there are a lot of fire sales going on. If that's the case then I might decide to go into another shopping spree and decide to buy a few more items to the tune of another $ 400 billion dollars.

    A few Ethanol refineries, a few Hedge Funds, a few insurance companies, a few utilities, a few television stations, and if we still have some cash maybe even a Baseball team.

    And one horse.