Moron Putin says U.S. is "parasite" on global economy

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Putin says U.S. is "parasite" on global economy - Yahoo! News

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States Monday of living beyond its means "like a parasite" on the global economy and said dollar dominance was a threat to the financial markets.
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"They are living like parasites off the global economy and their monopoly of the dollar," Putin said at the open-air meeting with admiring young Russians in what looked like early campaigning before parliamentary and presidential polls.
It is a very primitive estimate. But how would you describe the role of the USA in the World economy?
 
#3
Slow news day in Moscow?
Putin - that well-regarded economist. Bit rich coming from a man who's country defaulted on all debts 15 years ago.
 
#4
He's not far from the truth.
Obama seems to subscribe to the Gordon Brown school of economics and that path can only lead to ruin.

Its not complicated, you can only spend what you earn plus what you borrow and what you borrow eventually has to be paid back.
 

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#5
Dollar dominance exists not because the markets love the Land of the Free. It exists because of its triple A rating and is a safe bet for long term return on investment. As I am sure Putin is aware. But hold hard Hortense... what is this?

...in what looked like early campaigning before parliamentary and presidential polls.
Ah. Right. Vlad may be many things but a moron aint one of them.
 
#6
Yes it is a bit strong coming from the man who heads the world's largest kleptocracy but he isn't necessarily wrong.

The bit I don't understand is the the Yanks have decided to make the poor pay (spending cuts)to sort the country out while the rich are allowed to just get richer (no tax rises)..

I find this increasingly odd because it is the rich who****ed the job up in the first place but they are allowed to just carry on sticking it to the low and middle income families of America and said families just sit there and take it up the hoop.

Why do the voters let them get away with it? They just seem like a bunch of turkeys voting to have two Xmases a year.

Very strange - the majority get poorer and the tiny minority of the obscenely rich get even richer - and no-one sees much wrong with it.

A very African solution, if I may say so.
 
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The bit I don't understand is the the Yanks have decided to make the poor pay (spending cuts)to sort the country out while the rich are allowed to just get richer (no tax rises)..

Why do the voters let them get away with it? They just seem like a bunch of turkeys voting to have two Xmases a year.
Much like the UK, the options are limited. You either vote for the devil or vote for the deep blue sea.
Whichever way you vote the politicians win and the public get porked.
 
#8
He's got a point. If you are running a household and find you can't make ends meet, you can either try and cut your spending, or you can try and raise your income, in order to fill the gap.

If you are America there's another option, you just print some more money and let everyone else take the inflationary hit whilst moving the real financial crisis accross a bit to the left and then down a bit deeper!

The days of the dollar are almost over!
 
#9
The bit I don't understand is the the Yanks have decided to make the poor pay (spending cuts)to sort the country out while the rich are allowed to just get richer (no tax rises)..
That's because Americans, especially the ones in the middle who stand to lose the most, keep voting for policies that reduce job security whilst relieving the wealthiest of their tax burden and handing it to the middling types who voted for it. Why they do that is a mystery to everyone.

The best suggestion I can offer is that it's based on some idiot belief that one day they themselves will be on the top of the dungheap, lighting cigars with $1000 bills and shitting on those below, and they don't want to spoil it for themselves in advance.

It is the American Dream to increase both the number of one's inferiors, and the quantity and foulness of the shit one deposits on them.
 
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Putin says U.S. is "parasite" on global economy - Yahoo! News



It is a very primitive estimate. But how would you describe the role of the USA in the World economy?
And yet, I can pay for everything from a taxi ride to a crate of unused Kalashnikovs in Moscow with US Dollars....whereas the Rouble is little better than Monoploy money. Despite Obama and the Democrats' attempts to run the economy into the ground, the US will survive this present crisis. Put simply, economically and financially - as it is militarily - there is the United States....then there is everyone else.
 
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The 'US' as an economy represented by the big corporations may survive unscathed, but a very great many of the people who go to make up the US as a nation won't.


Chorus: It's the rich what gets the pleasure
And the poor what gets the blame
It's the same the whole world over
Aint it all a bleeding shame.
 
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That's because Americans, especially the ones in the middle who stand to lose the most, keep voting for policies that reduce job security whilst relieving the wealthiest of their tax burden and handing it to the middling types who voted for it. Why they do that is a mystery to everyone.

The best suggestion I can offer is that it's based on some idiot belief that one day they themselves will be on the top of the dungheap, lighting cigars with $1000 bills and shitting on those below, and they don't want to spoil it for themselves in advance.

It is the American Dream to increase both the number of one's inferiors, and the quantity and foulness of the shit one deposits on them.
Beaten to it by PSF, this notion that everyman is in charge of his/her own destiny and that everyone can achieve greatness is why America is boned!

As Al Murray says America has a dream, we do not 'cos we're Awake!
 
#13
Thing is this was mostly the shaved chimps doing start two give tax cuts and rebates and then worry about a defecit growining
 
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in what looked like early campaigning before parliamentary and presidential polls.
But now that Medvedev has kindly kept the seat warm for Putrid to step back in, will he give it all up so lightly and fight (properly) for a second or will he buckle, if he know's what's good for him?

I'm still surprised that Putrid never found a way to change the constitution to allow several consecutive terms of office

Sorry, for digressing



PS. Spot the difference?

One's a dodgy corrupt power mad extremist and the other's the Russian President :wink:

220px-Dmitry_Medvedev_official_large_photo_-1.jpg Nigel Farage

nigel-farage-mep-$4001137$300.jpg Dmitry Medvedev
 
#15
Putin says U.S. is "parasite" on global economy - Yahoo! News

It is a very primitive estimate. But how would you describe the role of the USA in the World economy?
It is not the economic status of the USA that should be questioned but the philosophy of Vladimir Putin as he spent his formative years as a KGB officer (1975 -1992). During which time he was an integral part of the August Putsch in 1991 in an attempt to overthrow the Gorbachev government. Maybe we should place Putin's remarks under greater scrutiny!! Add to which, since his Prime Ministershop inflation has risen from 5.5% to 9.4% in three years, plus privately owned businesses have been questionably taken-over by the state. There are more questions than answers
 
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Primitive? KGB what about the claims of WMD in Iraq, was that not Primitive?

Putin is a great man, he saved Russia from the clutches of Israeli-Pro Western Oligarchs who stole the gas and oil.

Putin is correct, the US is a parasite! and its a shame people of the UK dont see this, take the case of Libya, arming jihadis for their deluded claims of democracy! There should be attempts to degrade the American dollar as soon as possible, and lessen the Yankee Uncle Sam influence around the world and especially in trade.

The dollar is becoming worthless and good riddence! The Less of America, the better.

The US empire is alreading trying its best to spread into North Africa after they've totally colonised Europe, but seems their effords to grap oil and water is failing.
 
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Primitive? KGB what about the claims of WMD in Iraq, was that not Primitive?

Putin is a great man, he saved Russia from the clutches of Israeli-Pro Western Oligarchs who stole the gas and oil.

Putin is correct, the US is a parasite! and its a shame people of the UK dont see this, take the case of Libya, arming jihadis for their deluded claims of democracy! There should be attempts to degrade the American dollar as soon as possible, and lessen the Yankee Uncle Sam influence around the world and especially in trade.

The dollar is becoming worthless and good riddence! The Less of America, the better.

The US empire is alreading trying its best to spread into North Africa after they've totally colonised Europe, but seems their effords to grap oil and water is failing.

KGB's a big fan of Putin as well, you two are going to get on like a house on fire.
 
#18
It is not the economic status of the USA that should be questioned but the philosophy of Vladimir Putin as he spent his formative years as a KGB officer (1975 -1992). During which time he was an integral part of the August Putsch in
Evidence please.

msr
 
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Actually I think Obama was looking worried because failure to get a deal in Congress/wherever would have forced him to reveal that he can pay off America's debts with hard cash. Call me an old cynic if you will, but I don't get the feeling that many people are taking the financial crisis as seriously as they would if there was no way out.

Getting back to Micawber's earlier point about the poor paying for the rich, the next time the banks get into a mess, instead of giving them the money, I think we should just pay off everyone's debts, close the banks, execute a token number of bankers and start again. It would be less disruptive than what we are trying to do now.

Also agree that Putin is not a moron, he's just plain dangerous, and on this occasion he has a point.
 

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