House Panel Scrutinizes AIG Bailout

House Panel Scrutinizes AIG Bailout

There are 13 comments on the CBS News story from Jan 26, 2010, titled House Panel Scrutinizes AIG Bailout. In it, CBS News reports that:

Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is planning to testify before a House probe of the bailout of America International Group, which sent billions to banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

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Since: Oct 08

United States

#1 Jan 26, 2010
Wouldn't it have been a better idea to scriutinize them BEFORE the bailout money was sent??

scout

Since: Feb 07

Mountain View, CA

#2 Jan 26, 2010
^^^

For sure. These freakin gangstas are clueless about money. Meanwhile the intentionally RUIN our country with CONSTANT corp welfare ('Bailouts') and CONSTANT illegal wars.

We're ruled by a bunch of freakin INTERNATIONAL gangstas, and their stupid political dupes that run their every bidding.

Bunch of international Marxists.

Since: Sep 07

Dublin

#3 Jan 26, 2010
scout wrote:
^^^
For sure. These freakin gangstas are clueless about money. Meanwhile the intentionally RUIN our country with CONSTANT corp welfare ('Bailouts') and CONSTANT illegal wars.
We're ruled by a bunch of freakin INTERNATIONAL gangstas, and their stupid political dupes that run their every bidding.
Bunch of international Marxists.
How can they be Marxists and at the same time bail out corporations? You are misrepresenting that word.

scout

Since: Feb 07

Mountain View, CA

#4 Jan 26, 2010
europa wrote:
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How can they be Marxists and at the same time bail out corporations? You are misrepresenting that word.
Marxism uses international finance as a platform for both profit and control of people, via interest and credit/stock market.

A true national economy would outlaw any international financial participation. Also, Marxism is a philosophical doctrine, with many layers. Anything that is AGAINST a NATIONAL policy Marxists support fully. In another way, any policy that would fragment a country is supported by Marxists.

Our own country has been indocrinated with Marxist philosophy for OVER 100 years, all social areas were targeted regarding any ethics, morality, or character that supports a solid social will.

Since: Sep 07

Dublin

#5 Jan 27, 2010
scout wrote:
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Marxism uses international finance as a platform for both profit and control of people, via interest and credit/stock market.
A true national economy would outlaw any international financial participation. Also, Marxism is a philosophical doctrine, with many layers. Anything that is AGAINST a NATIONAL policy Marxists support fully. In another way, any policy that would fragment a country is supported by Marxists.
Our own country has been indocrinated with Marxist philosophy for OVER 100 years, all social areas were targeted regarding any ethics, morality, or character that supports a solid social will.
Yes the 1910's The height of European Militarisation. Revolution in Russia. The ratification of the 18 amendment in the US. The first world war. Lets go back to those good old days.

scout

Since: Feb 07

United States

#6 Jan 27, 2010
europa wrote:
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Yes the 1910's The height of European Militarisation. Revolution in Russia. The ratification of the 18 amendment in the US. The first world war. Lets go back to those good old days.
19th amend; Germany went Marxist with the republic, US was tricked into WWI; League that Wilson wanted us to join, but, most importantly, the Mass Media was even then under Marxist control.

Those days were never good. Our cowardly fathers built our tomb by laying the groundwork for today.

scout

Since: Feb 07

United States

#7 Jan 27, 2010
^^^

AND, the income tax, a Marxist device, too, along with another Marxist device, the fed reserve/IRS. All the above doomed the country forever.

scout

Since: Feb 07

United States

#8 Jan 27, 2010
^^^

AND State control of public ed, at all levels, gathered steam during the same period: another Marxist device.

Please read marx's Communist Manifesto, focusing upon the first chapter. He outlines most of the above, leaving Lenin, Trotsky, etc., to do the rest.

Since: Sep 07

Dublin

#9 Jan 28, 2010
scout wrote:
^^^
AND, the income tax, a Marxist device, too, along with another Marxist device, the fed reserve/IRS. All the above doomed the country forever.
People keep confusing Social Welfare with Communism. Social Welfare is is a capitalist construct to provide workers with decent wages. It still keeps the capitalist structure in place. The rich might get taxed and that tax is used on the poor but the rich remain rich and the poor remain poor. Communist believe the power should be taken from the rich but since the poor are unable to take responsiblity for the state then the middle class need take over. In Russia the middle class was a minority therefore they needed a dictatorship of the proletarian to control the poor or the worker but since the second world war the middle class is now the largest part of the state therefore communism does not translate as a dictatorship. Back to your original point all those institutions you mentioned are controlled by the rich because in the early days capitalists brought in social reforms to prevent the workers from regressing to Nazism or the capitalists from progressing to fascism.

scout

Since: Feb 07

Bellevue, WA

#10 Jan 28, 2010
europa wrote:
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People keep confusing Social Welfare with Communism. Social Welfare is is a capitalist construct to provide workers with decent wages. It still keeps the capitalist structure in place. The rich might get taxed and that tax is used on the poor but the rich remain rich and the poor remain poor. Communist believe the power should be taken from the rich but since the poor are unable to take responsiblity for the state then the middle class need take over. In Russia the middle class was a minority therefore they needed a dictatorship of the proletarian to control the poor or the worker but since the second world war the middle class is now the largest part of the state therefore communism does not translate as a dictatorship. Back to your original point all those institutions you mentioned are controlled by the rich because in the early days capitalists brought in social reforms to prevent the workers from regressing to Nazism or the capitalists from progressing to fascism.
No. Do you suppose that what we have today is the Marxist end game in this country? No way. Although they have controlled our airhead voter minds via their tass press/media, the end game is when all countries are brought into the international stock scheme/credit, making the fragments of this republic obsolete.

Listen. Marxists USE capitalism. Capitalism itself could be anti-international/imperial and go to nationalism. Marxists what capitalism to go INTERNATIONAL, as that is the way to easily control all countries.

The fed, what did they do with a huge chunk of bail out? Gave it to international banks! At the same time, the fed was HANDED INCREASED legal power to control all banking in this country.

Above is just a minor part of the total. Do your own research and trash about everything you already know: it's tainted with stupidity. Not your fault.

Since: Sep 07

Dublin

#11 Jan 28, 2010
scout wrote:
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No. Do you suppose that what we have today is the Marxist end game in this country? No way. Although they have controlled our airhead voter minds via their tass press/media, the end game is when all countries are brought into the international stock scheme/credit, making the fragments of this republic obsolete.
Listen. Marxists USE capitalism. Capitalism itself could be anti-international/imperial and go to nationalism. Marxists what capitalism to go INTERNATIONAL, as that is the way to easily control all countries.
The fed, what did they do with a huge chunk of bail out? Gave it to international banks! At the same time, the fed was HANDED INCREASED legal power to control all banking in this country.
Above is just a minor part of the total. Do your own research and trash about everything you already know: it's tainted with stupidity. Not your fault.
Your definition of a marxist as an internationalist has some merit but only their is a separation between those who belive in globalisation dominated by a few and and localisation dominated by many. Capitalists believe in the later. Their is no attempt to unify the EU, SADC, NAFTA MERCOSUR, OPEC, ASEAN into a united union but their are steps to continue to create ever more blocs rules by oligarchs.

scout

Since: Feb 07

Bellevue, WA

#12 Jan 28, 2010
europa wrote:
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Your definition of a marxist as an internationalist has some merit but only their is a separation between those who belive in globalisation dominated by a few and and localisation dominated by many.
No, the true Marxist cares less about borders. To them, borders are for airhead tools. Their foundation is the money schemes, and everything about Marxist doctrine is simply diversion. Karl Marx, in his work, Com Manifesto, last page of the first chapter, outlined what needed to be done: central bank; central credit; State run schools; heavy income tax, and zero inheritance. Later, Marxists insisted upon women voting; homosexuals 'rights;' divorce; etc.

Your perception is part of the deception, designed to throw off perceptions of those that refuse to dig deep into the abstract and application.

Not your fault. It's been just the past couple years that I've been lucky enough to sort out some stuff. Took awhile, because I've been indocrinated, too. Grad degrees in Sociology/Psych. Most of what I learned in school conflicted with the evidence.

Cliff note version: as a country, we've been tricked/bamboozeled.

We never saw it coming. Some did, but we called them crazy.
LocalBoy

Lynn, IN

#13 Jan 28, 2010
scout wrote:
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Marxism uses international finance as a platform for both profit and control of people, via interest and credit/stock market.
A true national economy would outlaw any international financial participation. Also, Marxism is a philosophical doctrine, with many layers. Anything that is AGAINST a NATIONAL policy Marxists support fully. In another way, any policy that would fragment a country is supported by Marxists.
Our own country has been indocrinated with Marxist philosophy for OVER 100 years, all social areas were targeted regarding any ethics, morality, or character that supports a solid social will.
You sure your not mixing up your ism's
I think you should say fascism, call it what it is - corporate owned, perpetual war and fear, all under the guise of free markets.

Marx owned business, Obama is owned by them, big difference.
Bush was a fascist puppet, so it is bi-partisan

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