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If you think that it's robbing Peter to pay Paul you are a poor person. The seven trillion--some say over eight trillion now--dollars being handed over to the banksters is to help them to rob you better. They will use the money and are using the money to buy up banks, they couldn't get before for any price, at fire sale prices.

A family tale of three children and their parents. The first, Morgan, has ten dollars and owes his brother Peter ten dollars. Peter has zero dollars and is owed ten each by both Morgan and Paul. Paul owes nothing to Morgan but ten to Peter and has no cash. Paul is the only one with a job.

It all starts when Morgan goes to Peter and says, "Look I know I owe you ten, and you're not going to make it without it, but I only have ten myself. How about I give you five, and then Paul can pay me back the ten when he gets paid?"

"But then you'd get twice as much!"

"Yeah but that's in the future. You need money now, and you know Paul won't have any for awhile."

"Well then how about you give me some of the money you owe me."

"I can't do that. It's all tied up, unless of course you want to make a deal. For some of Paul's future money I can move things around. So is it a deal?"

"Well, I guess I have to. Okay, we have a deal."

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"Great. Here's your five."

"I don't know what I'm going to do. I really needed ten, oh well."

"Well I don't have it, but how about I get the parental figure to give you five?"

"You'd do that?"

"Sure. You just say I don't owe you anything anymore."

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"But you owe me ten!"

"Do you want some money now or do you want to wait until Paul pays me, and then I can pay you. It's going to be a wait. Your choice."

"Fine. Go get the money."

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A sometimes published fantasy (you know magic and fairies, where the world makes sense) author. Accused of being a right wing nut because of being so far to the left that I've circled back again. Transplanted from the California Sun to the Hoosier (more...)
 

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would have been "Robbing Peter to Pay Paulson... by Jack Harrington on Sunday, Dec 7, 2008 at 2:34:48 PM
Although I still like mine. Thanks for commenting.... by Benadrit on Sunday, Dec 7, 2008 at 6:40:58 PM
The table at the end was broken up tho and hard to... by Jack Harrington on Sunday, Dec 7, 2008 at 7:33:03 PM