Robert Reich Quote

“The dirty little secret is that both houses of Congress are irrelevant. ... America's domestic policy is now being run by Alan Greenspan and the Federal Reserve, and America's foreign policy is now being run by the International Monetary Fund [IMF]. ...when the president decides to go to war, he no longer needs a declaration of war from Congress.”

~ Robert Reich

January 7, 1999 issue of USA Today

Ratings and Comments

Dick, Fort Worth

Substitute "the oligarchy of the country" for the name of Greenspan and nothing could be more true.

Al, El Toro

Good socialist's view of our country. He seems to forget where we were eight years ago!

Terry Berg, Occidental, CA

Robert Reich was THERE eight years ago when we WEREN'T acting like fools in Iraq and he's no one's slouch.

Logan, Memphis, TN

Rather prophetic quote, I think. Heil, Bush!

David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood

All of this is causing me to experience a terrible crisis. I am going to take two aspirin and call Bush in the morning. Actually, I believe war is inevitable. The enemy, however, should be whoever is a supporter of tyranny. Which means that there are lots of enemies in all branches of our government, as well as in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and major cities throughout the United States.

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    Anonymous    2/24/06

    "All the property that is necessary to a Man, for the Conservation of the Individual and the Propagation of the Species, is his natural Right, which none can justly deprive him of: But all Property superfluous to such purposes is the Property of the Publick, who, by their Laws, have created it, and who may therefore by other laws dispose of it, whenever the Welfare of the Publick shall demand such Disposition. He that does not like civil Society on these Terms, let him retire and live among Savages. He can have no right to the benefits of Society, who will not pay his Club towards the Support of it." -- Benjamin Franklin (letter to Robert Morris, 25 December 1783)

    Joe Schmuckatelli, Nowhere

    Sad, but true.

    Bank Killer, Banktown, USA

    We, the PEOPLE, in order to form a more perfect union MUST END THE FEDERAL RESERVE!

    Byron, Fort Collins, CO

    This quotation must've been sent around a few years ago. What was true under W. Bush is even more so now under Obama.

    Byron, Fort Collins, CO

    What really ticks me off is that people who spend time creating (art, software, etc.) or fixing things, or playing with their children, etc., have to interrupt their joyous 'flow' experiences to mind the sociopaths running our banks and government.___The bizarre, insatiable need for power on the part of our 'leaders' comes, I think, from profound insecurity--from never having been loved and accepted *as they are*. The priceless, satisfying experience of unconditional love makes material excess look like dross. These human shells make us all pay for their lack of love and fulfillment.

    anon, anon
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    anon, anon    6/6/11

    Someway, somehow, take our country back, at any cost

    J Carlton, Calgary

    This explains Obama's "Kinetic Military Action" in Libya as well as the fact that we have been in undeclared perpetual wars for decades now. The Federal Reserve is the most evil of entities that must be destroyed along with complete abdication from the unAmerican UN. We are a sovereign nation.

    jim k, Austin, Tx

    The libs may have a problem arguing with this quote since it comes from a former Clinton man.

    Mike, Norwalk

    An accurate assessment of the unconstitutional statist theocracy that infests this land.

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    Robken    6/6/11

    He forgot the CFR - our President's NEVER decide anything anymore...

    Mary - MI
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    Mary - MI    6/6/11

    This speaks volumes especially coming from Robert Reich. The Progressive socialists have not destroyed our U.S. Constitution, but the people have blindly allowed them to unlawfully and continuously usurp our fundamental and foundational freedoms and the supreme law of the land.

    Hey Buddy, Brighton

    "Where there's smoke there's fire" We have alot of work to do, now let's do it!

    E Archer, NYC

    Reston, the 'oligarchy' IS the Federal Reserve, the IMF, the CFR, the World Bank, the WTO, Bank of International Settlements, and all their offspring. Wake up.


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