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NullifyAndSecede 58 points ago +59 / -1

Strictly speaking, it probably is not “necessary” for the federal government to tax anyone directly; it could simply print the money it needs. However, that would be too bold a stroke, for it would then be obvious to all what kind of counterfeiting operation the government is running. The present system combining taxation and inflation is akin to watering the milk; too much water and the people catch on.

― Ron Paul

TommyLasordasBallBag 42 points ago +42 / -0

Could you imagine if we had 8 years of Ron and no barry...

yurimodin 28 points ago +29 / -1

I love Ron Paul but problem is Ron was too nice and went waaaaaay too by the book. We NEEDED that Queens NY "The wall just got 10ft taller" level of absolute savage that GEOTUS brought.

NullifyAndSecede 22 points ago +24 / -2

Trump's energy with Ron Paul's principles would be a force to behold.

yurimodin 12 points ago +13 / -1

I was thinking more like Pinochet's energy with Trumps principles.....

President_Elect_Marx 3 points ago +3 / -0

I’m fine with just Pinochet. We don’t need anyone else’s anything.

NullifyAndSecede 2 points ago +3 / -1

What are Trump's principles in your view?

WhoMeTwo 11 points ago +12 / -1

America First

NullifyAndSecede 3 points ago +5 / -2

It's a great slogan, and good general direction but it's unfortunately quite subjective.

Socialists and gun grabbers genuinely believe they are trying to improve America as well.

Serp-Patriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

WhoMeTwo....Savage 👍

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Waco419 1 point ago +1 / -0

Never forgive.

yurimodin 1 point ago +1 / -0

economic nationalism

War_Hamster 3 points ago +3 / -0

Wouldn't really matter as long as the political cartel still runs Congress.

NullifyAndSecede 4 points ago +5 / -1

At the very least, a Ron Paul type figure veto-ing literally everything and unilaterally withdrawing troops abroad would make the uniparty show their true colors even more than Trump's term did.

War_Hamster 7 points ago +7 / -0

A government that is unable to get anything done?

Where do I sign up for that?

Darkheartisland 4 points ago +4 / -0

If only Trump was the dictator the left thought he was.

FormerGraveheart 3 points ago +3 / -0

Feels like we had a different Trump back then.

BunnyPicnic 1 point ago +1 / -0

Policy wise, ron Paul kicks Trump's ass. Don't remember Paul banning bump stocks.

But I agree, we need a madlad. I want Trump to get trumpier. Cross the fucking Rubicon, and we'll be right behind you.

Donttreadonme16 1 point ago +1 / -0

Or a Ron Paul VP over Pence

User_X 3 points ago +3 / -0

Biden, pisstacky, and every person who lied about the Ukrainian War driving inflation should be removed... And every penny sent to Ukraine put back into our pockets. It's time the federal land being barred from oil production to be put in the hands of oil executives so we can become independent from both russia and bidens lying ass.

paradox123 2 points ago +2 / -0

If you were not taxed there would be no need to use the dollar.

NvJohansson 18 points ago +20 / -2

Tesla up almost 13 points, hahaha fuck you Bill Gates for shorting Elon

dignum_et_justum_est 2 points ago +2 / -0

Don't worry, they'll both be pretending equally that the coming market crash affects their quality of life.

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Jsmitty112 11 points ago +12 / -1

The Federal reserve can still suck a bag of dicks.

War_Hamster 6 points ago +7 / -1

They may end up doing that quite a bit.

Dems are proposing a bill that requires the Fed to include equity in monetary decisions.

Thep1mp 10 points ago +10 / -0

Let’s pretend it’s true. Let’s pretend Putin is able to pull strings like this and decimate the American economy. It’s our government’s job to protect us from these things, to plan ahead and prepare. Instead we get excuses as to why they didn’t do their duty to lead and protect this nation? Hang these traitors.

alucard13mmfmj 1 point ago +1 / -0

Precisely. Lets assume its all trumps fault.. well, bidens supposed to fix it. If he cant fix it, we need another person to do the job. Its just that simple.

With trump, he probably blamed democrats, but! He improved most american lives with a strong economy.

EagleOverTriumph 8 points ago +8 / -0

If Putin is that powerful why doesn't he force the entire globohomo regime to resign?

MasterVader2U 4 points ago +4 / -0

This game of knowing the truth, knowing they know and lie, knowing idiots will never know, knowing assholes will see it and not know it, is taxing on the soul.

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KuzoKevin 2 points ago +2 / -0

Wow. Just...wow.

MythArcana 2 points ago +3 / -1

Hey, Tesla, Obamacare and BlackRock are doing well, so there's always that.

HeroCatMarkPurrman 6 points ago +6 / -0

Musk butters both sides of the bread quite effectively.

akira2501 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lots of corporate giants are. Supply prices are now almost entirely decoupled from retail prices. It's a boon for some players.

MAGA_____bitches 1 point ago +1 / -0


Fractional 1 point ago +1 / -0

Russian oil accounts for only 8% of imports into the US. Canada is the largest source. From 2020-2021 US was a net exporter. So far at this point in time the US use around 18.8m BPD , producing about 19.1m BPD, while exporting 8.6m BPD, simple solution....

Stop exporting oil, increase refining and the supply/demand issue goes away.

As for other things... well that is a bit different and involves morons turning over the wheel.

Bullseyed 1 point ago +1 / -0

The issue, kinda, is that if people overseas are willing to pay more, you can't stop them from exporting for more money if you believe in the Constitution.

On the other hand, put a big export tariff or something maybe?

Fractional 1 point ago +1 / -0

Agree that there should be limits, but the US should at least satisfy the local demand prior to exportation. The issue we commonly face is that we lean too heavily into "free markets" while hindering ourselves through regulation and red tape. We allow the corporations to make money offshore at the expense of the US citizens that in some form "subsidize" the profits of these entities. If these companies are drilling on US federal lands or territory, they are by extension utilizing US national resources and therefore the US citizens and by extension taxpayers should get first benefit. If the companies are acquiring the oil from non-US resources... have at it, profit to whomever will pay the most.

sk39999999 1 point ago +1 / -0

Its because people know nothing about money or economics, thinking printing infinite money will make them rich

Josemarti 1 point ago +1 / -0


The San Francisco Fed has already admitted much of today's inflation is due the CARES Act.

Bullseyed 1 point ago +1 / -0

A war, anywhere, can never cause inflation.

Printing money is the only thing that causes inflation.

bringbackthe80s 1 point ago +1 / -0

They keep misspelling Pedophile.

ikuyas 1 point ago +1 / -0

If the government bans an import of oil, then the price of oil will increase regardless of what Russia does. Russia isn't refusing to sell oil. It's like saying that I couldn't do a homework because pizza ordered last night did not have enough permesian cheeze.

wolfsettler 1 point ago +1 / -0

There are wars all over the world and none of them have ever affected us. Why is this one, a war we aren't even in, affecting us?

1776Big_Pickle 1 point ago +1 / -0

That picture is not Powell.

t_l_winks 1 point ago +1 / -0

We are so fortunate to have Senator Hagerty representing TN!

Mmceld1 1 point ago +1 / -0

Holy shit he must have been left out of all the kick backs for telling lies to the public

Spicemustfiow -1 points ago +1 / -2

F off posting that screenshot taking Powell out of context.

Stop spamming the language game propaganda.

NullifyAndSecede 3 points ago +4 / -1

Doesn't seem out of context to me:


GainesvilleFlorida 2 points ago +2 / -0

I can’t play a video for another few hours, is the original photo true in context or not?

NullifyAndSecede 0 points ago +1 / -1

Yes, it's an accurate representation of the exchange.

Exact quotes, and the surrounding context does not change the meaning of either statement.

Spicemustfiow 1 point ago +1 / -0

“Global events have made our job more difficult” is totally the takeaway here. 🙄