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  • Fixing Too Big to Fail 2008-2017

    OBAMACARE CAN BE CERTAINLY BE COMPARED TO ANOTHER DEMOCRATS’ TOO BIG TO FAIL ACT

    Comment on “TOO BIG TO FAIL” seven years ago

    Is it possible for taking care of financial crisis by allowing each state to work on their own because each state has different needs?

    and they could spot the problem easier and can easily find the solution.

    ? Solving the Global financial Crisis is so complex. I have no idea what the solutions is going to be.

     THE BOAT HAS TOO MUCH WATER ON IT AND ITS ON THE DANGER ZONE. WE MAY HAVE TO ALLOW THE BOAT SINK AND LET THEM SWIM OUT OF IT.

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/economy/the-true-cost-of-the-bank-bailout/3309/

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    OBAMACARE IS TOO BIG TO FAIL AND IT’S TOO BIG. (financial experts say)

    OBAMACARE,  THE PATIENT PROTECTION AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, TOOK EFFECT ON MARCH 23, 2010 IT IMMEDIATELY CAUSED A SHARP PARTISAN DIVISION. THIS STAGGERINGLY LARGE LEGISLATION et al. —2,300 PAGES.

    IT PASSED WITHOUT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN VOTE.

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    JULY 21, 2010 THE “TOO BIG TO FAIL”ACT

    THE DODD-FRANK WALL STREET REFORM AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT TOOK EFFECT ON JULY 21, 2010, IT IMMEDIATELY CAUSED A SHARP PARTISAN DIVISION. THIS STAGGERINGLY LARGE LEGISLATION—2,300 PAGES—

    IT PASSED THE HOUSE WITHOUT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN VOTE AND RECEIVED ONLY THREE GOP VOTES IN THE SENATE.

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    * Note, the term “Too Big to Fail” was coined with regard to TARP (the bail out of big banks)  A program of Obama’s  U. S. government to purchase toxic assets and equity from financial institutions. In 2010 the Democrats TARP, had lent, spent or guaranteed as much as $12.8 trillion for toxic assets.

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    OBAMACARE AND DODD-FRANK –TARP…… IMMEDIATELY CAUSED A SHARP PARTISAN DIVISION (these are too big to fail comments)

    Jun 20, 2009But if a company IS TOO BIG TO FAIL, SHOULD IT BE CONSIDERED TOO BIG TO EXIST … THEY WILL LOSE MONEY EVEN IF THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO STEP IN

    Oct 15, 2009 Greenspan said what I HAVE HEARD MANY OTHER CREDIBLE FINANCIAL EXPERTS SAY, NAMELY … GREENSPAN: “IF THEY’RE TOO BIG TO FAIL, THEY’RE TOO BIG

    OBAMACARE IS TOO BIG TO FAIL AND IT’S TOO BIG, AND OBAMCARE  SHOULD IT BE CONSIDERED TOO BIG TO EXIST. (financial experts say)

    2008-2017 THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS THINGS ABOUT ADDRESSING OBAMACARE IN CONGRESS

     OBAMACARE SHOULD IT BE REPEALED BECAUSE IT’S TOO BIG TO EXIST AND NO MATTER WHO STEPS IN, HARD WORKING AMERICAN TAXPAYERS WILL LOSE MONEY.

    * Nov 9, 2014 Gruber said, it passed because of ‘The Stupidity of The American Voter

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    NOV 8, 2016 AMERICA’S HARD WORKING CITIZEN’S VOTED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TO REPEAL OBAMACARE!

    1. OBAMCARE IS TOO-BIG-TO-FAIL
    2. OBAMACARE IS TOO BIG TO EXIST
    3. OBAMACARE IS A REALLY BIG DEMOCRAT’S DISASTER.
    4. AND REALLY, OBAMACARE IS TOO BIG REPEAL?
    5. AND OBAMACARE IS TOO BIG TO PASS BECAUSE OF OBAMA’S 100% DEMOCRAT’S HOLDING OUT IN CONGRESS?

    EVERYBODY IN CONGRESS LEFT AND RIGHT AGREES,  to disagree on everything, SOME SAY IT GOES TOO FAR, WHILE OTHERS ARGUE IT DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH, BUT NO MATTER WHO STEPS IN AND COMPROMISES,  AMERICA’S HARDWORKING TAXPAYERS WILL BE THE BIGGEST LOSERS  WITH OBAMACARE.

    THAT IS WHY OBAMACARE MUST BE REPEALED, BECAUSE IT CAN’T BE FIXED. period

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS MORE THEN ONE WAY TO FIX OBAMACARE.

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared that Republicans should “let Obamacare fail,” saying the collapse would force Democrats to work with the GOP

    Whether they repeal Obamacare immediately or not, Trump has said Democrats would be forced to come to the table to negotiate with Republicans on a path forward for the nation’s healthcare system.

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    My favorite… how to fix OBAMACARE

    THE BOAT HAS TOO MUCH WATER IN IT AND IT’S IN THE DANGER ZONE. WE MAY HAVE TO ALLOW THE BOAT TO SINK AND LET THE DEMOCRATS SWIM THEIR WAY OUT OF IT.

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    SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 WE ALL KNOW ABOUT TARP? OR NOT?

    THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM (TARP) IS A PROGRAM OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO PURCHASE TOXIC ASSETS AND EQUITY FROM FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS TO …

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    SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 WE ALL KNOW ABOUT TARP,  THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM, which spent $700 billion in taxpayers’ money to bail out banks after the financial crisis. According to a team at Bloomberg News, at one point last year ( 2010) THE U.S. HAD LENT, SPENT OR GUARANTEED AS MUCH AS $12.8 TRILLION to rescue the economy.

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    2008-2016 HARD WORKING AMERICAN VOTERS WATCHED, THEY LOOKED AT THE CONGRESSIONAL DEBACLES, OBAMA’S COLLUSION WITH HIS DEMOCRAT ADMINISTRATORS, THE LAWLESS IMMIGRATION, CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS, TERRORISM, THE WHITE HOUSE SUPPORT OF THE WHAT DO WE WANT “DEAD COPS”PROTESTORS, THE VETERAN ADMINISTRATION SCANDAL.

    AND, THEY LOOKED AT AMERICAS $20,000,000,000,000.00 TRILLION DOLLAR PERPETUAL DEBT OF THE DEAD. (NEARLY HALF WAS ACCUMULATED BETWEEN 2008 AND 2016 DURING OBAMA’S RULE)

    THE TWO DEMOCRATS “TOO BIG TO FAIL LAWS” OBAMACARE AND DODD-FRANK, TO SCRAP THEM ENTIRELY AND START OVER, QUICKLY BECAME  A PRIME WINNING POINT EARLY IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.

    JUN 16, 2015 -DONALD J.TRUMP ANNOUNCED HIS  RUN FOR PRESIDENT

    A PATRIOTIC AMERICA CITIZEN STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND SAID, AMERICA FIRST.

    THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS TOO BIG TO FAIL.

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    2015 A profound Canadian comment

    Without America there is no free world

    Without Trump there is no America.

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    JUN 16, 2015 DONALD J. TRUMP HAD A PLAN TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    NOV 8, 2016, PATRIOTIC HARD WORKING AMERICA CITIZEN’S STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE AND VOTED FOR  “DONALD J. TRUMP” AMERICA FIRST.

    WE THE PEOPLE, ONLY HAVE ONE COUNTRY THAT WE LOVE AND, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS TOO BIG TO FAIL.

    NOV 8, 2016 AMERICA’S HARD WORKING CITIZEN’S VOTED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TO REPEAL OBAMACARE!

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    THE ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS PLANNED A BIG WIN BY  RESTING ON THEIR LAURELS

    LAURA’S INDEED, RESTING ON ONE’S LAURELS, TO BE SATISFIED WITH DISTINCTION WON BY PAST ACHIEVEMENTS AND CEASE TO STRIVE FOR FURTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

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    THE DEMOCRATS AND SOCIALISTS HAD HILLARY AND BERNIE

    FROM 2008-2016 EVEN WITH NO VIABLE LEADERSHIP IN THE WHITE HOUSE,  THERE WAS NO QUESTION ON HOW TO WIN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, IT WAS ALREADY FIXED WITH  A SURE WIN FOR HILLARY. NO WORRIES

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    Moving  BACK TO TO BIG TO FAIL

    April 2, 2014- the concept of being too big or too strategic to fail is alive and well.

    TOO BIG TO FAIL BANKS CAN KEEP YOUR MONEY IF THEY FAIL.

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    07/31/2014 Big Banks Remind Us Why We Should Be Scared Three separate events in Washington Thursday served as reminders that America’s big banks continue to pose risks to college students, consumers, and taxpayers.

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    JUL 29, 2015 –  ‘Too Big to Fail’ Is Still a Problem. Here’s How D.C. Wants to End It.

    REMEMBER THIS WAS POSTED JULY 29, 2015

    The scariest thing about addressing “too-big-to-fail” banks is that there’s no dress rehearsal. For all the plans, simulations, and preparations, the only way to know that the problem of banks being excessively interconnected in the wider economy has been solved is when one of these banks fails — but doesn’t take the rest of the economy with it.

    Until that happens, elected officials and regulators are left to look back at the 2008 debacle and argue about whether they’ve put the pieces in place to keep it from happening again.

    Leaders in the world of financial regulation talk about how to pick up where Dodd-Frank left off — or how to scrap the law and start over entirely.

    But in the midst of that argument, this much is clear: These banks are as big, or bigger, than they ever have been.

    “THEY HAVE A POTENTIAL TO HAVE A CATASTROPHIC EFFECT,” says Thomas Hoenig, vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. “THEY ARE LARGER THAN THEY WERE AT THE LAST CRISIS.”

    That does not mean that there haven’t been attempts to mitigate the problem of banks being so large that they require a bailout. IN THE FIVE YEARS SINCE CONGRESS PASSED the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law,(OBAMA’S) regulators have implemented a suite of measures aimed at ensuring that the nation’s largest banks are sound and that, should they wobble, the economy won’t go with them.

    IN 2010 THE DEMOCRATS TWO “TOO BIG TO FAIL LAWS” BECAME LAW OBAMACARE AND DODD-FRANK

    AND WHAT WOULD I SAY, IF ANYONE ASK ME WHY, IN THE SEVEN YEARS SINCE THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS PASSED THEM,  THEY HAVEN’T BEEN REGULATED?

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    THANK GOD DONALD J. TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT ON NOV 8, 2016

    Jan 20, 2017 DONALD J. TRUMP  TOOK OFFICE

    Trump pledged during the transition that rolling back regulations, particularly 2010 Dodd-Frank law, would be a priority of his administration.

    Feb 3, 2017 – Trump signed an executive order directing the Treasury secretary to consult with regulators about what needs to be done to fix the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and to report back. That report is due in four months.

     “We expect to be cutting a lot out of Dodd-Frank,” Trump said, after morning … that rolling back regulations, particularly 2010 Dodd-Frank law, would be a priority of … In its regulatory rollback, the administration has a willing partner in the … plans to reintroduce the Financial Choice Act in the coming weeks.

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    Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the …

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/presidential-executive-order-core-principles-regulatin…

    Feb 3, 2017 – Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System. EXECUTIVE ORDER … (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: … DONALD J. TRUMP.

    INDEED, FIVE DAYS EARLIER…..

    Too big to fail – It’s happening again – Business Insider

    www.businessinsider.com/too-big-to-fail-its-happening-again-2017-1

    JAN 29, 2017 TOO BIG TO FAIL IS RETURNING WITH A VENGEANCE. The same risk that major Wall Street banks posed in the 2008 crisis when they were too complex, …

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    The bottom line on “TOO BIG TO FAIL” seven years ago

    SIMPLY PUT….

    Is it possible for taking care of financial crisis by allowing each state to work on their own because each state has different needs?

    and they could spot the problem easier and can easily find the solution.

    ? Solving the Global financial Crisis is so complex. I have no idea what the solutions is going to be.

     THE BOAT HAS TOO MUCH WATER ON IT AND ITS ON THE DANGER ZONE. WE MAY HAVE TO ALLOW THE BOAT SINK AND LET THEM SWIM OUT OF IT.

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    My bottom line July 29, 2017 (seven years later)

    Solving the Obamacare and Global financial Crisis is so complex. I have no idea what the solutions are going to be.

    BUT, THIS IS MY FAVORITE SOLUTION TO OBAMACARE

    THE BOAT HAS TOO MUCH WATER IN IT AND IT’S IN THE DANGER ZONE. WE MAY HAVE TO ALLOW THE BOAT TO SINK AND LET THE DEMOCRATS SWIM THEIR WAY OUT OF IT.


  • USA Supporting President Trump at the G20

    Our President Trump represents  the United States Of America, at the G-20 as one of 19 individual countries.

    Just asking?  What is President Trump up against at the G20?

    There are members of the G-20 that are not members of NATO, and there are members of NATO that don’t pay their GNP fair share.

    President Donald J. Trump not only criticized, he shamed NATO and its underpaying-paying members, German chancellor Angela Merkel was one of the worst underpaying-paying NATO members.

    There was BREXIT, then President Trump was elected and shocked the world, then Trump’s Policy, America First, Americanization not globalization….

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    So,  before the G20 German chancellor Angela Merkel is criticizing and  warning the most powerful leader in the world President Trump?

    This week, German chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the Trump administration’s protectionism, saying “globalization is seen by the American administration more as a process that is not about a win-win situation but about winners and losers.” There are few options but to make a success of globalization, Merkel warned earlier in a report (pdf) laying out the meeting’s priorities. “There can be no return to a pre-globalisation world.”

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    You’ve got to love it when this happens…

    7 July 2017 • 3:37pm French President Emmanuel Macron left his position during the family picture to place himself next to US President Donald Trump as German Chancellor Angela Merkel watched on.

    Emmanuel Macron jostles his way to the front of G20 photo to stand by …

    www.telegraph.co.uk › News

    8 hours ago – Emmanuel Macron jostles his way to the front of G20 photo to stand by Donald Trump … Donald Trump as German Chancellor Angela Merkel watched on. … Merkel tapped Mr Macron on the shoulder to get his attention but the …

    There was a noticeable gap on the top row as G20 leaders posed for their traditional family photo Credit: Stefan Rousseau/Getty Images Europe

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    The G20 nations are, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, China, South Africa, And Spain also attends all G20 summits as a permanent guest.

    You can skip what you want of this Globalization Money Gobble De Coup …

    But  please go to the bottom lines…..

    Membership of the individual countries plus the European Union (EU). The EU is represented by the European Commission and by the European Central Bank.

    The G20 heads of government or heads of state have periodically conferred at summits since their initial meeting in 2008, and the group also hosts separate meetings of finance ministers and foreign ministers DUE TO THE EXPANSION OF ITS AGENDA IN RECENT YEARS.

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    Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa,

    The New Development Bank (NDB), formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, is a multilateral development bank established by the BRICS states (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).[1] According to the Agreement on the NDB, “the Bank shall support public or private projects through loans, guarantees, equity participation and other financial instruments.” Moreover, the NDB “shall cooperate with international organizations and other financial entities, and provide technical assistance for projects to be supported by the Bank.”[1]

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    2012 AN EXPANSION OF GLOBALIZATION AGENDA REPORT FROM ….. two economists, Jaromir Benes and Michael Kumhof, working for the International Monetary Fund, published a working paper called The Chicago Plan Revisited

    EXPANDED AGENDA INDEED, THE  CENTRAL BANK SHOULD BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE CREATION OF ALL FORMS OF MONEY, NOT JUST PAPER MONEY AND COINS.

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    The G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies founded in 1999. The G20 aims to discuss policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability.[3] It seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization.[3] The G20 heads of government or heads of state have periodically conferred at summits since their initial meeting in 2008, and the group also hosts separate meetings of finance ministers and foreign ministers due to the expansion of its agenda in recent years.

    Membership of the G20 consists of 19 individual countries plus the European Union (EU). The EU is represented by the European Commission and by the European Central Bank. Collectively, the G20 economies account for around 85% of the gross world product (GWP), 80% of world trade (or, if excluding EU intra-trade, 75%), and two-thirds of the world population.[2]

    THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK (ECB; French: Banque centrale européenne) is the central bank for the euro and administers monetary policy of the eurozone, which consists of 19 EU member states and is one of the largest currency areas in the world. It is one of the world’s most important central banks and is one of the seven institutions of the European Union (EU) listed in the Treaty on European Union (TEU). The capital stock of the bank is owned by the central banks of all 28 EU member states.[2] The Treaty of Amsterdam established the bank in 1998, and it is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. As of 2015 the President of the ECB is Mario Draghi, former governor of the Bank of Italy, former member of the World Bank,[3] and former managing director of the Goldman Sachs international division (2002–2005).[3][4] The bank primarily occupied the Eurotower prior to, and during, the construction of the new headquarters.

    The primary objective of the ECB, mandated in Article 2 of the Statute of the ECB,[5] is to maintain price stability within the Eurozone. Its basic tasks, set out in Article 3 of the Statute,[5] are to set and implement the monetary policy for the Eurozone, to conduct foreign exchange operations, to take care of the foreign reserves of the European System of Central Banks and operation of the financial market infrastructure under the TARGET2 payments system and the technical platform (currently being developed) for settlement of securities in Europe (TARGET2 Securities). The ECB has, under Article 16 of its Statute,[5] the exclusive right to authorise the issuance of euro banknotes. Member states can issue euro coins, but the amount must be authorised by the ECB beforehand.

    The ECB is governed by European law directly, but its set-up resembles that of a corporation in the sense that the ECB has shareholders and stock capital. Its capital is €11 billion held by the national central banks of the member states as shareholders.[2] THE INITIAL CAPITAL ALLOCATION KEY WAS DETERMINED IN 1998 ON THE BASIS OF THE STATES’ POPULATION AND GDP, but the capital key has been adjusted.[2] Shares in the ECB are not transferable and cannot be used as collateral.

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    The two economists, Jaromir Benes and Michael Kumhof, working for the International Monetary Fund, published a working paper called The Chicago Plan Revisited

    The Chicago Plan Revisited is an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report from 2012 by Jaromir Benes and Michael Kumhof. The focus of the study is the so-called Chicago plan of the 1930s which the authors have updated to fit into today’s economy. The basic idea is that banks should be required to have full coverage for money they lend; this is called 100% reserve banking, which would replace the fractional reserve banking system.

    Under this proposal, banks would no longer be allowed to create new money in the form of credit in connection with their lending activities. Instead, THE CENTRAL BANK SHOULD BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE CREATION OF ALL FORMS OF MONEY, NOT JUST PAPER MONEY AND COINS. The advantages of such a system, according to the authors, are a more balanced economy without the booms and busts of the current system, the elimination of bank runs, and a drastic reduction of both public and private debt. The authors rely on economic theory and historical examples, and state that inflation, according to their calculations, would be very low.

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    THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS ARE NOT A PART OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, BUT THEY EXIST BECAUSE OF AN ACT OF CONGRESS.

    THE FEDERAL RESERVE, LIKE MANY OTHER CENTRAL BANKS, IS AN INDEPENDENT GOVERNMENT AGENCY BUT ALSO ONE THAT IS ULTIMATELY ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PUBLIC AND THE CONGRESS…..

     BECAUSE THEY EXIST BY AN ACT OF CONGRESS FEBRUARY 25, 1791…

    A CENTRAL BANK, RESERVE BANK, OR MONETARY AUTHORITY is an institution that manages a state’s currency, money supply, and interest rates. Central banks also usually oversee the commercial banking system of their respective countries. In contrast to a commercial bank, a central bank possesses a monopoly on increasing the monetary base in the state, and usually also prints the national currency,[1] which usually serves as the state’s legal tender.

    The main function of a central bank is to control the nation’s money supply (monetary policy), through active duties such as managing interest rates, setting the reserve requirement, and acting as a lender of last resort to the banking sector during times of bank insolvency or financial crisis. Central banks usually also have supervisory powers, intended to prevent bank runs and to reduce the risk that commercial banks and other financial institutions engage in reckless or fraudulent behavior. Central banks in most developed nations are institutionally designed to be independent from political interference.[2][3] Still, limited control by the executive and legislative bodies usually exists.[4][5]

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    BECAUSE THEY  EXIST BY AN ACT OF CONGRESS FEBRUARY 25, 1791..

    1788 Thomas Jefferson watched as the Euro-Banking conspiracy to control  the United States unfolded.

    THE FIRST BANK OF THE UNITED STATES, WAS A NATIONAL BANK, CHARTERED FOR A TERM OF TWENTY YEARS, BY THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS ON FEBRUARY 25, 1791.

    In 1791 the Bank of the United States (BUS) was founded, WITH THE ROTHSCHILDS AS MAIN OWNERS.


  • July 4, 2017 Celebrate US Veterans with Trump

    I am an American Citizen, a  God Fearing, bible clutching, gun toting, plain speaking, allegiance pledging, hard working, taxpaying, liberty loving, fighter for freedom

    I watched President Trump’s  July 1, 2017. And, I absolutely loved Our Presidents “Celebrate Freedom” rally,  a Tribute to our American War Heroes, the U.S. VETERANS that have fought and died protecting our freedom.

    President Trump Tribute Veterans Kennedy Center, Jul 1 2017 | C …

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?430774-2/president-trump-tribute-veterans-kennedy…

    13 hours ago – MyC-SPAN LOGIN · Created by Cable … July 1, 2017. President Trump Tribute to Veterans at Kennedy Center … President Trump spoke at the “Celebrate Freedom” rally honoring U.S. veterans. The program ….. People in this video … Step 2: Select Your Provider. Select Your Provider. Step 3: Find CSPAN.

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    Indeed, President Trump used his first Fourth of July speech to honor veterans, our American War Heroes

    When in the course of human events it becomes necessary… USA Protection Acts, Executive Orders and the (VA) SES

    Apr 27, 2017 President Trump on Thursday signed an EXECUTIVE ORDER to create the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, a new office within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

    Presidential Executive Order on Improving Accountability and …

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/…press…/presidential-executive-order-improving-accoun…

    Apr 27, 2017 – Presidential Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs … By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws … DONALD J. TRUMP.

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    When in the course of human events it was necessary in 2000? The VHA began collecting patients wait time data in 2000 for which the then-General Accounting Office (GAO) REPORTED INACCURACIES.[20]

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    When in the course of human events it was necessary  By July 2002, The VA reported to Congress that over 300,000 veterans nationwide were either forced onto waiting lists or forced to wait over six months for a medical appointment.[21][22]

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    MAY 2014 WHEN THE VA SCANDLE WAS FINALLY EXPOSED TO THE PUBLIC

     June 20, 2014 Congressional investigation Senior Executive Service (SES)

    On June 20, 2014, the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee learned that every one of the 470 SENIOR EXECUTIVES in the VA received performance evaluations that indicated they were at least “fully successful” in each of the past four years.. SENIOR EXECUTIVES were paid a total of $2.4 million in bonus compensation in the most recent year. Gina S. Farrisee, VA assistant secretary for human resources and administration, admitted in her written comments that the department needed to do better at holding executives accountable.

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    JUNE 23, 2017 THANKS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AFTER TEN YEARS

    Congress passed the Veteran’s Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017  and President Trump signed it into law. This bill gives senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs THE POWER TO FIRE FAILING EMPLOYEES and establishes safeguards to protect those who reveal wrongdoing in the agency.

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    I watched President Trump’s  July 1, 2017. And, I absolutely loved Our Presidents “Celebrate Freedom” rally,  a Tribute to our American War Heroes, the U.S. VETERANS that have fought and died protecting our freedom.

    The introduction was by  First Baptist Paster Robert Jeffress.

    If you are an American Citizen , a  God Fearing, bible clutching, gun toting, plain speaking, allegiance pledging, hard working, taxpaying, liberty loving, fighter for freedom

    I guarantee that you will love it too.


  • Understanding WA DC Politics 1883-2017

    Despite the host of management and organizational studies, Washington exposés and critiques of bureaucracy very little information is available about the working world, and everyday conduct of the top people in government.

    June 25, 2017 There is no LEFT or RIGHT in my 937th comment, there is only the WRONG that has been progressively committed, against the best interest of American citizens by WA DC POLITICIANS et al, behind our backs, behind closed doors.

    Despite the information available on the internet, very little information has been documented and provided to the working people in America, by the public media on the everyday conduct of the top people in the U.S. government..

    To and for the understanding of a reasonable person, I submit the following

    Understanding WA DC Politics 1883- 1952- 1977- 1979-2017

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    1883 UNDERSTANDING THE CIVIL SERVICE MERIT SYSTEM?

     Approved on January 16, 1883, THE PENDLETON ACT established a merit-based system of selecting government officials and supervising their work. THE ACT ALSO MADE IT UNLAWFUL TO FIRE OR DEMOTE FOR POLITICAL REASONS EMPLOYEES WHO WERE COVERED BY THE LAW

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    1952 UNDERSTANDING THE PLUM BOOK?

    The Republican Party popular war hero General Dwight D. Eisenhower and won the hotly-fought presidential contest, in a landslide with 442 electoral votes, ending 22 consecutive years of Democratic control of the White House.

    After  Eisenhower was elected president, after the hotly-fought presidential contest, the list was written and published by the defeated Democrats in 1952

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    MY MISUNDERSTANDING “A GOVERNMENT OF STRANGERS”

    Due to my ignorance,  on Nov  11, 2016, three days after President Trump was elected, my understanding of a government of strangers was the 7000 SES operatives permanently embedded in the U.S. government.  

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    1977 – 2007 UNDERSTANDING A GOVERNMENT OF STRANGERS:

     EXECUTIVE POLITICS IN WASHINGTON?

    Methodology: Interviews with 200 civil servants and political appointees from different departments and at different career stages.

    Summary of Heclo: A government of strangers – From WikiSummary …

    wikisum.com/w/Heclo:_A_government_of_strangers

    Aug 14, 2007 – Political executive officers are supposed to guide and control, rather than … 1977. A government of strangers: Executive politics in Washington.

    Overview · ‎Abstract: · ‎Question: · ‎Chapter-by-Chapter Notes

    Overview

    Abstract:

    The book’s main objective is to explore the process by which high-ranking political executives and bureaucrats interact with each other in Washington. Political executive officers are supposed to guide and control, rather than merely reflect, the various interests in the executive branch. However, they are ill-suited to do so: they come to power being strangers and amateurs. Heclo studies the relationship between executives (presidential appointees) and bureaucrats (civil servants). The former are interested in political control, and the latter in policy continuity.

    Question:

    General research question: Can politicians guide what government does by controlling the people who do it? To what extent does appointment power make political control of the bureaucracy possible?

    • What are the implications of the politicization of the bureaucracy for political control (as embodied in political executives) and bureaucratic autonomy (as embodied in high-level civil servants) within the executive branch?
    • How do political executives (interested in political control) and bureaucrats (interested in administrative continuity, bureaucratic autinomy) interact with each other in Washington?

    Answer:

    High ranking civil servants strike a balance between the demands of political executives and bureaucrats. Bureaucracies pit the ambitions and plans of career bureaucrats against those of political appointees, who are at an organizational and informational disadvantage. Because the process of career advancement of high-ranking civil servants has been politicized, they may balance the demands of political executives and bureaucrats.

    High ranking career officials who are part of a civil service system add a third dimension to the interaction between political executives and bureaucrats. They are supposed to be responsive to the legal authority of political heads, but they also have institutional responsibilities and a longer time horizon than the political heads. “The civil service idea in Washington may be a counterpoint for balancing strictly political and bureaucratic demands, but it rests on slippery foundations” (32).

    Political executives can usually do better by evoking conditional cooperation rather than invoking their authority. (220) Conditional cooperation comes from developing trust with civil servants, building alliances within the agency and outside the agency (interest groups, media, other agencies, administration), and choosing strategically which goals to pursue.

    Place in the Literature:

    Sides with Seidman (1998), Neustadt (1960) regarding the power of the presidency and the constraints imposed by the internal structure of the executive. Does not address the issue of congressional dominance directly (thus, neither confirms nor denies). Discussion of “marrying the natives” suggests some degree of bureaucratic independence.

    General Argument:

    • Presidential campaigns do not produce action programs that can be precisely legislated and then put into play by the bureaucracy.
    • Transition teams are likely to be poorly organized and political appointments (and the movements of their bureaucratic counterparts) are made after the fact.
    • Therefore, these decisions are made in haste under incomplete information. Under these circumstances, it is reasonable to believe that executives will use criteria on which information is available (i.e. political affiliation and service to the party or its members) as a basis for decision-making.
    • Higher-level staffing decisions, even within the civil service, become de facto political appointments (with political attachments to both the executive and relevant congressional actors, i.e. subgovernments and iron triangles).
    • Relationship of top civil servants and political appointees is therefore “smudgy,” i.e. not well defined. Because this relationship is not well defined, there is an absence of political and policy leadership within the bureaucracy. Political appointees “go native,” undermining presidential control, while bureaucrats are increasingly controlled by elected officials.
    • For this reason, policy implementation within the bureaucracy is not characterized by rational, hierarchical modes of interaction, but rather by establishing cooperation. This occasions the development of strategic planning and support-coalition formation.
      • The original purpose of the civil service is undermined.
      • Principal-agent relations are not clearly established and information is not efficiently disseminated.

    Suggested shape of reform:

    The establishment of a senior civil service (called Federal Executive Officers) in which rank is attached to individuals, not to jobs (unclear how this would bring about more predictable relationships between bureaucrats and political appointees, although it would make for the routinization of the post-filling process).

    Methodology: Interviews with 200 civil servants and political appointees from different departments and at different career stages.

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    1978-1979 UNDERSTANDING THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES)?

    Overview & History – OPM

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive…/overview-history/

    History. The Senior Executive Service (SES) was established by Title IV of the Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) of 1978 (P.L. 95-454, October 13, 1978) and became effective on July 13, 1979.

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    OPM CORRECTIVE ACTIONS REQUIRED?

    “(c) If the Office makes a written finding, on the basis of information obtained under the program established under subsection (b)(2) of this section or otherwise, that any action taken by an agency pursuant to authority delegated under subsection (a)(2) of this section is contrary to any law, rule, or regulation, or is contrary to any standard established under subsection (b)(1) of this section, the agency involved shall take any corrective action the Office may require.

    UNDERSTANDING 2014 VETERAN’S SCANDAL the 300 SES employees involved? Understanding why not “ONE” was fired and Understanding why they all collected their bonuses?  

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    2014-2017 UNDERSTANDING THE MERIT OF THE CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM?

     IT IS UNLAWFUL TO FIRE OR DEMOTE OVER 9,000 (SES) FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT POSITIONS IN THE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE BRANCHES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR POLITICAL REASONS

    INDEED, IN 1883 THE  MERIT-BASED SYSTEM WAS  SELECTING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

    AND SUPERVISING THEIR WORK.

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    JUNE 25, 2017  UNDERSTANDING?

    Trump 76: Plum Book 9,000 SES-GS jobs 1952 – 2016 | Darrell Smith …

    https://www.linkedin.com/…/trump-76-8000-presidential-appointments-plum-book-d…

    Jan 5, 2017 – December 2016: The Government Printing Office released the United States Policy and Supporting Positions (Plum Book) for 2016 on 5 Dec … The Plum Book contains data (as of June 30, 2016) on over 9,000 Federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment.

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    The bottom line…..

    June 25, 2017 There is no LEFT or RIGHT in my 937th comment, there is only the WRONG that has been progressively committed, against the best interest of American citizens by WA DC POLITICIANS et al, behind our backs, behind closed doors.