Does Congress Have the Courage to Break up the Banks?

It’s time to go back to the trust-busting days of yesteryear and break up the big banks. Does congress represent the people or special interests? Consumers lost when the Glass-Steagall act was repealed in 1999. It created banks, “Too Big to Fail”, with billions in taxpayer bailouts and mind-boggling fraudulent activity. Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winner in economics sums it […]

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The Sky is Falling! – Place your bets

Chicken Little proclaimed, “The Sky is Falling”, warning all who would listen. Wikipedia tells us, “…Chicken Little … is a folk tale … about a chicken who believes the world is coming to an end. The phrase ‘The sky is falling!’ … (is) … a common idiom indicating a hysterical or mistaken belief that disaster is imminent. Versions of the […]

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Promise them Pigs but deliver Pig Iron

I’m very afraid right now and I’m not alone. My life changed radically in 2008. I have written about the government pulling the financial rug out from under retirees. Today I will venture into new, uncharted territory. The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) bill, signed by President Bush, authorized $700 billion to bail out the banks. In 2011, using information […]

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Are the Central Banks Manipulating the Price of Gold?

I was in a panic. I was living off the interest from our Certificates of Deposit (CDs). The government passed the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), and interest rates tanked. My world went topsy-turvy as the banks redeemed my CDs. The new, lower rates won’t pay the bills. Not even close! Isn’t high inflation caused by increasing the currency supply […]

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Retirement Jenga Killing the Dreams of Generations

Remember the American Dream? Get a good education, find a good job, own a home, raise your family and retire comfortably when you turn 65. Build a solid foundation when you were young and you would have a wonderful life. I recall many friends taking jobs as teachers, firemen, police officers, or working for Sears, United Airlines or Motorola that […]

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