256 responses to “Ron Paul to Ben Bernanke: When will you admit that your policies have failed?”

  1. VMATT500C

    Remember, ” Oil is not an economic Indicator”, GREENSPAN.

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  2. rolandjrg

    Love it. Nice and relaxed I wish he was in his 40′s it’s to bad.

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  3. 1844Freddy

    Ron Paul’s patriotism makes my heart swell with pride

    »crosslinked«

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  4. lafleurplumeria

    Ron’s questions turn into lectures and looses focus. When Bernanke or anyone else answers, it makes it easy for them to elude his questions by rambling until “the gentleman’s time has expired” and Ron doesn’t get a chance to rebut. Ron needs to question for the purpose of cornering Bernanke or whomever.

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  5. MIT2004

    our current system is a central banking..lol he was going to say FIAT SYSTEM but he caught himself from saying that. 6:32

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  6. Joseph Gerant

    RP thinks a million man march and or peaceful civil disobedience would do the trick of turning this situation around. America is the worlds best hope. The Founders set us up with the means and method to achieve person freedoms and wealth for all. We go to the poor house with two TVs and two or three cars. And complain. Who wants to give all that up by personal sacrifice? Now we have a special interest group in charge, and they mean business. As long as we have free speach we have hope.

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  7. dicemanace

    Peter Schiff for senate he could help check him out!

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  8. Gassebol

    Whats happening to gold?

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  9. wabri20

    imagine if we elected him….

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  10. VivaMydick

    I mean they are scum . Godless cowardly selfish egoistic scum

    why you vote for cowards America ??? !!!

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  11. InsaneGoonRules

    Welcome to Slavery. Group of elites print up ‘money’, and you work and slave your entire life. They just print it up, give it to themselves and live like Gods.

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    1. David

      Illustrating your point IGR

      Come join us on the sound money blog and help is kill them.

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      What we need is for someone here, who’s better at finding and comparing the statistics for the US than i am to post them here so we can supplement the concepts with them as well, but then statistics like this don’t even come close to illustrating the severity of the problem either and here is the reality of it and the real statistics as they effect the average person in America today. Everyone knows the current situation through their own experience, and I have a nephew who works as a police officer in a city close to me here, and his situation would be typical of the vast majority of people living and working in most American cities. His gross salary is around $ 40,000 a year which would equate to about $ 3,300.00 a month. Out of that, over $ 2,000 goes to the bank every month in mortgage / interest payments on his house so that he can maintain a place to live and will for the next 30 years. Of the 13,000 that’s left, assuming a 20 % income tax level, another $ 600.00 goes to the government so they can pay the banks for creating the currency they need to function which they should have created for us and themselves, leaving him with $ 700.00. Of that $ 700.00 another $ 49.00 goes up in sales taxes to fund the state government who also loan the money for their operations from banks. Of the $ 651.00 that’s left at least $ 100.00 a month goes up in property taxes which he has to pay in order to keep his place to live, which goes to the county and city government which again loan the money for their operations from banks. This finally leaves him with only $ 551.00 to spend and inject back onto circulation in order to generate useful production which can benefit himself and the rest of us.

      Total Monthly earnings:
      $ 3,300.00
      Total consumed by banks and because of banks in order to buy power and ownership over America and its population for themselves:
      $ 2,749.00
      Total being spent into the economy to generate useful production for the benefit of the American population:
      $ 551.00

      This is what we got, and that is what the banks got. Is there one single F’ing idiot anywhere can still believe and can try to explain how such a system can be sustainable, or possibly benefit the people it is intended to serve ?

      What would the standard of living for each and every person in America be today if we didn’t have banks and the governments they establish, who neither build anything, fix anything nor feed anyone, consuming 5/6ths. of our capacity to pay for and generate useful production for our own benefit ?

      6 times what it is today.

      Whom does the current American economy and political establishment exist to serve ?

      I’ll leave that for everyone to answer for themselves.

      What should we do about it ?

      I’ll leave that for everyone to answer for themselves as well.

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  12. bertly71

    Pauls makes many good points with pointed questions. The one that sticks in my mind is how unrewarding banksters have made savings accounts and CD’s. They want our money out there in the markets so they can manipulate our money and make money for themselves, not in a safe savings account.
    Anyone who listens to this and still want to blame Bush and give Obama a pass is drinking the Kool Aid. It has been a mess since we sent our manufacturing base overseas That policy spans many administrations.

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  13. JimLundberg

    Do you understand the difference between Keynesian and Austrian Economics?

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  14. 01joeljoel

    NObody wants Ron Paul to succed cause the FED would end, but the privately owned bank known as The Federal Reserve would no longer make billions on its loans which are created. Bernenke is a bitch and i hope he crys when the federal reserve gets burned down.

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  15. st4ticblu3

    Paulitical Pwnage.

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  16. rmccay88

    The only thing that saved Bernanke was the gavel.

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  17. tenchimasaki777

    OH YEAH gentlmens time has expired my ass! answer the question BENNY BOY! damnit! that shit makes me mad! what a total load…

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  18. thewigwamtribe

    how convienant for bernanke the time runs out so he doesn’t have to answer pauls last and best question to put him on the spot.

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  19. RichTheRidgeHunter

    Tell it like it is! Stop the bandaid and FIX it! (OH wait, its gone to far, we can’t can we?)

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  20. dontblockmedk

    “Free market” is impossible because

    1. how do you keep the people on top from controlling everyone without regulating them?

    2. how do you make sure everyone at the bottom is fed and clothed?

    ANSWER
    1. FREELY Share ALL resources and knowledge worldwide, NO more money/property

    2. Use LATEST technology to create an ABUNDANCE of all our needs, NO more scarcity, waste or theft

    3. Automate/localize ALL production and distribution, NO more wage/debt slavery

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    1. David

      Well the term “free market” is simply a buzz word invented by banks in order to fool people into thinking that allowing them to cheat them out of all of their property resources and freedom is for their own good.

      What we need is a free economy, and free enterprise system, and we do need some means of exchange to fuel that economy and property as an incentive to contribute productive effort to it as well. Given freedom from the parasites who are taking this from us now and would make all the money and property theirs and the people as well, our banking system, we can have this, and we can also have questions 1 and 2, and answers 2 and 3 as well. I think this should be to everyone’s satisfaction and this is the means to it.

      http://www.ronpaul.com/2010-07-09/majority-of-americans-believe-obama-is-a-socialist/comment-page-3/#comment-115818

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  21. pretorious700

    So Dr. Meltzer sees the real issue but has no answers….like evrybody else.

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  22. landisjam

    i admire his courage and wish that he was our president. I never thought I’d say that. Ron Paul backs up everything with facts, reason and history explaining why.

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  23. mma4l

    LOL “RON PAUL HE HAS BALLS!!!”

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  24. levonet33

    Welcome to the Soviet Socialist States of America and try to read about Lenin’s first government and the soviet union.

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  25. MegaTriumph1

    I would start with goverment workers pay cut in Half across the board. No exceptions. Foreign aid Cut in half. I would start with a base like that. Then I would start at other goverment programs. Tax cuts to Citizens with the savings.

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  26. all028

    Tax me on what I SPEND not on what I EARN. The gov’t should introduce a federal sales tax and abolish income tax. That way EVERYONE is paying taxes including organized crime.

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  27. all028

    He’s right about the gov’t wasting $. I would start the cuts in arts funding, foreign aid, and especially the war.

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  28. TheGoodThanks

    Amero here we come. Euro, Asieo, Africo then Globo

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  29. KingCx3

    RonPaul 2012 for a free America the revolution is underway!

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  30. XmenMs

    The End of america will come soon. Before American collapses, US has very important work to do for ISRAEL- Many more but there is no need to do more than simply 2. In order for israel to succeed the US the ruling states in world, not only must the US economy collapse and the US dollar collapse. Israel has to wage a big war and make it appear as though she was only defending her self. My question is what kind of money israel will use? Call me crazy but one day you will remember what i said!!

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    1. Forest

      “Call me crazy but one day you will remember what i said!!”

      Sure. Actually, you are crazy. You are a true dyed in the wool, tinfoil hat wearing, Paulian supporter.

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  31. FEDRESERVEOWNSU

    RON PAUL ROCKS!!!!! THE TRUTH….I LOVE MY COUNTRY BUT I FEAR MY GOVERNMENT

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    1. Forest

      12 scariest words ever:

      “Hello, I am the Free Market and I Am Here To Help”

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  32. Cdizzawg

    Ron Paul 2012

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  33. MJ

    When you finally get rid of the feds, please return all the social security monies they withheld from my pay checks for the past 45 years. They are thieves. They robbed from the us to give to the rich, Reverse Robin Hoods. Now you want to take away that which I was forced to give. An entitlement program? Try forced retirement plan. And nobody mentions during all the philosophical rants that not only big banks, but big corporations did not pay fair wages at all levels. They busted most unions and started the percentage wage increase, during the Reagan Era that brought the working man to such a low level of existance that he was forced to depend on the loose credit available to get by. All, even Congress, who voted themselves the largest raise ever, were happy, but the working man lost. As a payroll specialist, I watched this phenomanen over the past three decades. The rich got unreasonably wealthy and the working middle class is becoming non-existent.

    They also have robbed and continued to rob, through business taxes and payroll taxes. All the businesses have been forced to pay FUTA and where are those funds? Unemployment that is currently being used should have been paid several times over by all the businesses that were forced to contribute. They should have been available for the working class, many of whom were put out of work most recently so that corporations could see their recent profits increase by 40% this year.

    Theft is what is happening, on a federal and coporate level, assisted by and in conjunction with big banks and the stock exchange.

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