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Forum Post: IMF on our side?

Posted 2 years ago on March 8, 2012, 11:36 p.m. EST by DevilDog420 (133) from Saratoga Springs, NY
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I just caught an interview with the new French Woman Heading the IMF, it was interesting to me to hear her talking about things like sustainability of growth, more powerful economic countries reducing interest on loans to other smaller hurting ones... And even though she admitted that she was in the 1%, she seemed aware of the core ideas of OWS. I was pleasantly surprised...

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[-] 1 points by vaness (20) 2 years ago

IMF is just another front group for nwo oligarch globalists. Same as CFR, Trilateral Commission, WHO, CDC, UN, EU, Amnesty, most of the philanthropic foundations and just about any global institution, etc, etc. All the same people. All the same inbred globalist loonies!!!! We need to start with a clean slate. Ship these guys off to an island somewhere.

[-] 0 points by DevilDog420 (133) from Saratoga Springs, NY 2 years ago

vaness i like your style...there's 2 kinds of folk in our future, City folk, and country folk.. lets go start a village together, we'll need a valley in the mts,about 30 other like minded folk, and some capital maybe ill make a withdrawal from bank of america... lets break with society seriously... country folk

[-] 1 points by airplaneradio (50) 2 years ago

Stop paying attention to what they say and look at what they do. Any person can say the right things like "sustainability and powerful countries" and all that stuff that perks the average listener.

[-] 0 points by DevilDog420 (133) from Saratoga Springs, NY 2 years ago

I'll have to look into it more... Do you think the OWS has had any effect on anything or is it business as usual?

[-] 1 points by airplaneradio (50) 2 years ago

To me its just using the buzzwords. I mean it all sounds great right? Who wouldn't want to react positively to "sustainability, powerful economy, reducing interest?" Who would come out and say unsustainability, terrible economy, and high interest!? But these are just speeches which provide mufflers to the listeners to alineate their fears. Look at their records. The documents. Who is paying/funding whom? You'll get more of an answer from that than a speech or media piece. As far as your question, it is ALWAYS business as usual. ALWAYS. Even when it comes off otherwise.

[-] 1 points by toukarin (488) 2 years ago

Surely you jest. Realize that she is also a politician. Not to mention the IMF is currently in the process of raping Greece.

[-] 0 points by DevilDog420 (133) from Saratoga Springs, NY 2 years ago

Raping how? She seemed sincere, not like other capitalist towing the republican line, and doesnt france have a multi party system, a bit more socialist than ours?

[-] 2 points by toukarin (488) 2 years ago

True. France has a more socialist system, but Lagarde is pretty much ineffectual.

As for raping Greece, the IMF (along with the other EU lenders) is forcing Greece to adopt austerity measures that will destroy the core of the population. They are forcing Greece to privatize most of its national assets and facilities at throwaway prices. The services provided by these facilities will now be controlled by private corporations out to make a buck from a nation of people already in poverty and being driven further in by the austerity measures. They already have put a lein on Greek gold which (conveniently) sits in overseas reserve banks.

[-] 0 points by DevilDog420 (133) from Saratoga Springs, NY 2 years ago

Well some privatization could push things towards being more efficient... And they are trying to help Greece right, I mean Its this Solution, or maybe they go to war with turkey... and we dont want that right? Plus she said some good things about Greeks in general makeing sacrifces themselves, such as going to five day work weeks and paying taxes etc.

[-] 1 points by toukarin (488) 2 years ago

Privatiziation is about offering the least service at the highest acceptable price at the lowest possible cost. More efficient... perhaps... but not better for the people... only better for the guys pocketing that difference between the cost and the price....

The problem I have with this 'solution' is that they are forcing Greece to sell out their assets at lower than market value and thereby instantly making a profit off that...

They should offer them the full value... and/or they should agree to pay out percentages of profits from the privatized ventures towards financing the Greek debt... not just as taxes but as commitments over and above that.

[-] 1 points by PopsMauler (182) from Chicago, IL 2 years ago

How about providing them with jobs to enable payment of said taxes? Austerity is going to provide this?

Privatization isn't the answer.

[-] 0 points by betuadollar (-313) 2 years ago

Kind of a silly post, isn't it? We ARE the IMF.