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5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:13 PM

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Even Putin thinks the democrats are nuts
by: Robert McIntosh posted: 2009-02-18 00:01:00

Putin cautioned the U.S. against socialism in a speech as Davos.

Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has said the US should take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise “excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state’s omnipotence”.

“In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state’s role absolute,” Putin said during a speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated.”

Sounding more like Barry Goldwater than the former head of the KGB, Putin said, “Nor should we turn a blind eye to the fact that the spirit of free enterprise, including the principle of personal responsibility of businesspeople, investors, and shareholders for their decisions, is being eroded in the last few months. There is no reason to believe that we can achieve better results by shifting responsibility onto the state.”

Putin also cautioned the US against using military Keynesianism to lift its economy out of recession, saying, “in the longer run, militarization won’t solve the problem but will rather quell it temporarily. What it will do is squeeze huge financial and other resources from the economy instead of finding better and wiser uses for them.” Putin’s comments come in sharp contrast to Russia’s own military buildup and expansion.

Not that the democrats will listen of course. They continue to ignore history and ponder nationalizing the banking sector.

5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:51 PM

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on purpose to f with us...haha, Putin is almost as bad as Chavez (but more dangerous).

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 9:10 PM

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No doubt that Putin was messing with us. I think Putin is more of a Nationalist than a Socialist. Yes he is dangerous.

5 years 35 weeks ago, 12:37 AM

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