Banks Own the Congress

"And the banks -- hard to believe in a time when we're facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created -- are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place."

-- Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL

The basis of government...

"In proportion as weakness and ignorance shall diminish, the basis of government will also decay."

-- William Godwin

The sole possible economic order...

"We stand for the maintenance of private property.... We shall protect free enterprise as the most expedient, or rather the sole possible economic order."

-- Adolf Hitler

That's the great thing about policy...

That's the great thing about policy, and why the world is such an infernal place: the man who makes the policy don't have to carry it out, and the man who carries it out aint responsible for the policy.

-- George MacDonald Fraser, author of The Flashman Papers
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