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Time to break up the big banks
Washington Post, by George F. Will

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/9/2013 12:10:48

With his chronically gravelly voice and relentlessly liberal agenda, Sherrod Brown seems to have stepped out of “Les Miserables,” hoarse from singing revolutionary anthems at the barricades. Today, Ohio’s senior senator has a project worthy of Victor Hugo — and of conservatives’ support. He wants to break up the biggest banks. He would advocate this even if he thought such banks would never have a crisis sufficient to threaten the financial system. He believes they are unhealthy for the financial system even when they are healthy. This is because there is a silent subsidy — an unfair competitive advantage

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/9/2013 3:16:57     (No. 9166793)

Think it´s time to break up the the big government. To big to succeed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 2/9/2013 12:09:43 PM     (No. 9167429)

The Creature from Jekyll Island by G.E. Griffin should be a must read for every with a mortgage car payment or credit cards.
More targets, need more ammo.

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