Sound off for Dec. 29, 2013
Last week, columnist Mike Kirchubel wrote a column “Happy Birthday to the Federal Reserve.”
Here are some online comments on his column:
- The rich made their money the good old-fashioned way. The poor need to be weaned off of welfare and put to work to change their attitude about feeling good about handouts. Don’t get me wrong, people need to be helped out, but not for generations of the same families. We should not put down the rich as they, for the most part, earned it in our capitalistic society. Going after the rich is a losing proposition. Tax them more, they are smart enough to take the tax but find more ways to make more money
- I’m a bit young to remember, but I believe John F. Kennedy decided to print U.S. bank notes, backed by our gold reserves. It was shortly thereafter he was assassinated. Rumor? Truth? A conspiracy thing? I guess we’ll never know.
- Can we stop burying the hatchet in each other long enough to agree that “the people” must rise up to demand banking reform from a two-party system that won’t do it because of the influence on money in politics? We don’t seem to be able to get the money out of politics, but we don’t need to do that if we can fend off the influence money tries to buy and get smart, informed and active about reforms. We should try to make the words of Woodrow Wilson reality. I can’t think of a better leader for this effort than Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Follow her closely.