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Ben Stein for President (1 Viewer)

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How to Ruin the U.S. Economy

by Ben Stein

1) Have a fiscal policy that creates immense deficits in good times and bad, burdening America's posterity with staggering burdens of repaying the debt.

2) Eliminate regulation of Wall Street and/or fail to enforce the regulations that already exist, instead trusting Wall Street and other money managers and speculators to manage other people's money with few or no regulations and little oversight.

3) Have an energy policy that disallows producing our own energy and instead requires that we buy energy from abroad, thus making our oil prices highly volatile and creating large balance of payments deficits, lowering the value of the dollar and thus making the problem get progressively worse.

4) Have Congress mandate that banks and other financial entities lend money to persons they know in advance to have poor credit ratings or none at all.

5) Allow investment banks, insurers, and banks to bet their entire net worth and then some on the premise that borrowers known to be improvident will in fact repay those loans.

6) Allow the creation of large betting pools called "hedge funds" that can move markets and control the outcome of trading, thus taking a forum for savings and retirement for families and making it into a rigged casino game that exists primarily to fleece suckers like ordinary working men and women.

7) Have laws that protect corporate officers from being sued for misconduct but at the same time punish lawyers in the private sector who ferret out such misconduct and try to make accountable the people responsible for shareholder and investor losses. If one of those lawyers gets particularly aggressive in protecting stockholders, put him in prison.

8) Appoint as head of the United States Treasury Department a man whose whole life was spent on Wall Street, who became fantastically rich through his peddling of junk bonds at his firm while the firm later sold short those same sorts of bonds.

9) Scare Americans into putting up $750 billion of their hard earned money to bail out the billionaires and their friends who created the market for loans to poor credit risks (The "subprime" market) and the unbelievably large side bets on those loans, promising that such a bailout would save the retirement savings of Americans, then allow the immense hedge funds to make the market crater immediately afterwards.

10) Propose to save the situation by surtaxing the oil industry, which is owned by our fellow Americans, mostly in their retirement plans, thus penalizing Americans for investing in companies that efficiently and legally produce an indispensable product.

11) Insist that the free market requires that banks and insurers with friends of the Secretary of the Treasury be saved but allow other entities not so fortunate to fail, thus creating total uncertainty and terror among financial institutions, and demolishing all of the confidence built up in financial circles since the days of FDR.

12) Then have the Republican candidate say he would keep on the job the Treasury Secretary who facilitated the crisis, failed to protect the nation from the crisis, got the taxpayers to pony up to save his Wall Street buddies, and have the Democratic candidate, as noted, say he would save the day by taxing the stockholders of energy companies.

There, that should do it.
Bueller???
 
Did you know that he was a speechwriter for Nixon and Ford?

Did you also know that he was Jewish?

 
Could you imagine the speeches he'd give? Good lord, the entire country would fall asleep.

 
Seems really smart to me, and Ive agreed with most everything he has said in public. Id most likely vote for him.

 
Seems really smart to me, and Ive agreed with most everything he has said in public. Id most likely vote for him.
You realize everything in the OP was written after the fact?Would you consider me a coaching genius if I said "the Saints should have gone for it on 4th down more last night. Gramatica had a kick blocked and missed another one"?
 
Other than his abortion stance, Ben Stein is very pro Obama in terms of fiscal policy (he stated that he cannot vote for Obama b/c of abortion, but he agrees with him on everything else). I could see someone like him having a role in an Obama presidency (or more like, I wish he could have a role in an Obama presidency)

 
Could you imagine the speeches he'd give? Good lord, the entire country would fall asleep.
Wait :thumbup:are you saying they are awake now??Than explain the last few years to me.. TIA.:clap:Very smart guy.. and sure the hell couldn't be any worse than the last 8 years or the two we have to choose from now.
 
Seems really smart to me, and Ive agreed with most everything he has said in public. Id most likely vote for him.
You realize everything in the OP was written after the fact?Would you consider me a coaching genius if I said "the Saints should have gone for it on 4th down more last night. Gramatica had a kick blocked and missed another one"?
Sure, this piece is "after the fact" but he has been :thumbup: about the failures of our economic path for a couple if years now. People are just now starting to catch on.
 
Could you imagine the speeches he'd give? Good lord, the entire country would fall asleep.
Wait :thumbup:are you saying they are awake now??Than explain the last few years to me.. TIA.:clap:Very smart guy.. and sure the hell couldn't be any worse than the last 8 years or the two we have to choose from now.
Nothing is worse than the 2 choices we have now.
 
Could you imagine the speeches he'd give? Good lord, the entire country would fall asleep.
Wait :coffee:are you saying they are awake now??Than explain the last few years to me.. TIA.;)Very smart guy.. and sure the hell couldn't be any worse than the last 8 years or the two we have to choose from now.
Nothing is worse than the 2 choices we have now.
Okay, I'll play:How about Mike Dukakis vs. Pat Buchanon.Or maybe Nancy Pelosi vs. **** Cheney.
 
Could you imagine the speeches he'd give? Good lord, the entire country would fall asleep.
Wait :)are you saying they are awake now??Than explain the last few years to me.. TIA.;)Very smart guy.. and sure the hell couldn't be any worse than the last 8 years or the two we have to choose from now.
Nothing is worse than the 2 choices we have now.
Okay, I'll play:How about Mike Dukakis vs. Pat Buchanon.Or maybe Nancy Pelosi vs. **** Cheney.
You win.. YOU WIN.. PLEASE STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
 
Could you imagine the speeches he'd give? Good lord, the entire country would fall asleep.
Wait :)are you saying they are awake now??Than explain the last few years to me.. TIA.;)Very smart guy.. and sure the hell couldn't be any worse than the last 8 years or the two we have to choose from now.
Nothing is worse than the 2 choices we have now.
Okay, I'll play:How about Mike Dukakis vs. Pat Buchanon.Or maybe Nancy Pelosi vs. **** Cheney.
You win.. YOU WIN.. PLEASE STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
Perhaps I should have limited the choices to people with souls.
 
Ben Stein is very pro Obama in terms of fiscal policy (he stated that he cannot vote for Obama b/c of abortion, but he agrees with him on everything else).
Well, maybe not everthing else...

Ben Stein: Obama ‘Is The Most Racist President There Has Ever Been’

CBS News; November 3, 2014

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Economist Ben Stein believes the White House is playing the race card in an effort to get African-Americans to vote against Republicans.

Speaking to Fox News, Stein called President Barack Obama the most racist president in U.S. history.

“The president is the most racist president there has ever been in America,” Stein said. “He is purposely trying to use race to divide Americans.”

Stein claimed that Obama and other Democrats are trying to portray the GOP as anti-black.

“What the White House is trying to do is racialize all politics and they’re especially trying to tell the African-American voter that the GOP is against letting them have a chance at a good life in this economy, and that’s just a complete lie.”

Stein continued: “I watch with fascination – with incredible fascination – all the stories about how the Democratic politicians, especially Hillary [Clinton], are trying to whip up the African-American vote and say, ‘Oh, the Republicans have policies against black people in terms of the economy.’ But there are no such policies.”

Stein stated it was an “outrageous lie” for Democrats to infer to minorities that the economy is oppressing them.

“The idea that the Republicans are making life difficult for black people is just nonsense, just absolute nonsense,” Stein told Fox News.
 
Bank account must be running low so he needs to get out on the circuit. Running the con a la An Coulter and Rusty Limbaugh.

That being said there's a lot I can get down with as a liberal in his list there.

Banking should be boring.

 
“He said he’d read my blog, and I gave him my contact information,” she said. “We texted for about four months, then he asked me to send him pictures. He said he was very captivated and he just wanted to remember me. After a while, he started asking for more racy photos.”

Then, earlier this month, “He wanted to place me in a hotel near where he lives” in LA, Ma said.

But “the day before I was supposed to meet him, he texted me” about wanting to touch and kiss, she said.

Ma said the ex-Comedy Central star wrote, “When you get here i want to hug and kiss you. I understand you don’t want to f–k me. But i want to touch you and kiss you.”

“I knew he had developed a crush on me, but it just started to get weird,” said a grossed-out Ma, who is 18 weeks pregnant by a former beau.

Growing “horribly uncomfortable” with his antics, Ma said, she texted back: “Ben, you may hug me and feel my baby bump, but anything more is too much for me. I’m not your girlfriend. Can’t we simply enjoy a conversation and meal? I’m pregnant.”

Stein responded, “Your note hurts my feelings. Insulting. Shows zero appreciation.”
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