Posted by Tony Verley
On Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 17:07:39
On banking... take a look at what Alexander Hamilton did in America. America had the Bank of New York set up as "America's Bank" so that America could borrow money from the Bank of New York instead of from foriegn countries, that way America owed herself, instead of building up huge foriegn debts. The money was paid back via taxes, and tariffs on imports (tariffs on imports help raise the standard of living as they increase the amount locally made goods can be sold for, as well as allowing for higher wages, and they also help raise money for the good things civilization needs, as well as paying of debts, etc). Hamilton also set up Federal Reserve Banks, which lend money out to other banks, with a guy like Greenspan controlling the interest rates to control inflation, etc. Combined with good schools which teach people how to fully take advantage of a good banking system, it all makes a difference. The poorest farmer on the planes of early America could make his mark for a loan to buy a plow, some seed, and a grub-stake... when his crops came in, he paid off his loan, with a little money left over as proffit... You know how it works. Then people need anti-trust/Anti-monopoly laws, Anti-dumping laws, Counter-veiling tariffs on foriegn government subsidized goods, labor laws, etc etc etc etc, to help foster and protect the growing economy.
Remember about good private insurance and such as well, as opposed to socialized medicine. Private insurance is why America has the best health care in the world. From policies for companies to provide for employees, to individual accounts which can be low cost, high deductable, it all works. Then there are free clinics for the poor, at which the local doctors take turns volunteering to work shifts, with local businesses donating money, and medical supply places donating supplies, etc. It works. Then there are things like medical, medicare, etc.
anyhow... I expect great things from this hemisphere. We do need to ban communist goods, and we need to ban communism, as we were working on before 9/11, as that will help. Jobs and money going to communist slave labor, and to build communist beasts who hate us for being free, is a bad way to do things. Let us reward the good, while we leverage the bad to improve. The same can be said for terrorist oil. This whole hemisphere has oil, we do not need to buy oil from people who hate us, and we do not need to send money to people who use the money to attack us. Let us build the good people up instead, and let us strengthen the good.
And someday? High speed luxury trains from Alaska to Chile. :) All kinds of neat things can happen. This is a beautiful and blessed hemisphere, there is no reason for the poverty and hard-ship. It can be better, and with work, and maybe a little fighting, it will get better.
All the best,
Posted by Tony Verley (Bourbon et al)
On Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 12:48:23
Excuse me.... This: "The poorest farmer on the planes of early America..." Should read: "The poorest farmer on the plains of early America..." (but you knew that...)
And again: We do need to ban communist goods, and we need to ban communism, as we were working on before 9/11, as that will help all of us. Jobs and money going to communist slave labor, and to build communist beasts who hate us for being free, is a bad way to do things (no one wins). Let us reward the good, while we leverage the bad to improve. The same can be said for terrorist oil. This whole Christian hemisphere has oil, we do not need to buy oil from people who hate us, and we do not need to send money to people who use the money to attack us. Let us build the good people up instead, and let us strengthen the good. (And again, state owned oil is the wrong way to do things... Private oil companies over-seen by a DOJ, FTC, OSHA, EPA, etc, with anti-trust/ anti-monopoly, etc etc etc... is the way, and a per barrel tax on every barrel of oil that comes out of the ground is great, (the oil should be done the same as Kansas does oil as opposed to how Islam does oil....)).