See a 100 BILLION DOLLAR BILL !

United States
August 19, 2008 8:27am CST
Yes, it is true. At the link below is a pic of a 100 BILLION DOLLAR BILL. Too bad it is Zimbabwe dollars and the paper it is printed on is probably worth more than the note! http://www.cnbc.com/id/26285041 I say that the Robert Mugabe of 30 years ago is much the same as Barack Obama today. Both were extremely popular and expected to 'save' their country. Both were dedicated to bringing 'fairness' to government. The example of Zimbabwe proves this is foolishness. Zimbabwe, because of wrong headed fairness, has gone from an advanced country exporting food to being unable to feed itself. The 'fairness' of Barack Obama, over time, would likely have a similar though likely not as severe result in the USA. Economic decision making has to be based on what produces the most jobs and keeps the economy running, not fairness. What do you say?
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I agree. Obamoron wants to fight world poverty on our dime while at the same time creating a whole new welfare system along with national health care, his citizen police force, and his massive government expansion while fighting nonexistent man made climate change. Where in the hell does he think this money is going to come from? The FED will print it of course... which will drive up inflation even more until our economy is completely destroyed. Then he and the rest of the liberals have the temerity to harp at Bush over the economy? Especially when it is Congress who handles funding? What the hell is wrong with the voters, that they cannot see how stupid this idiot and his liberal socialist buddies really are?
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• United States
19 Aug 08
Well, it is a fact that George Soros is behind Obama, big time. The conspiracy nuts just might be right that Soros wants to back someone like Obama who can destroy the American economy so people like himself can loot America pennies on the dollar.
• United States
20 Aug 08
Well of course he does... he has already stated that he considers America to be part of whats wrong with the worth. Soros is a capitalist that wants to see everyone live under communism with him running the show. He is a big backer of the democrats and contributed heavily into MoveOn and their anti-Bush agenda.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
I still don't know what is more amazing. That people like Soros exist or that other people don't believe he would be willing to destroy America to get even richer.
• United States
31 Dec 08
hi red...it's astounding for sure. he could buy the world's first billion dollar home with it. :D http://timothysykes.com/2008/05/04/the-worlds-first-billion-dollar-home-sucks-how-would-you-spend-it/
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• United States
1 Jan 09
hehe you've missed your calling as an advisor.
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• United States
1 Jan 09
Hmmm... maybe I could get the U.S.A. government to loan me the money! Then I could pay the U.S.A. back out of my profits.
@borg_queen (2535)
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
USA is going down, of course. The wealthy will do business in China and India while shuttling from their homes in Dubai complete with protection from the US Missile Defense System.
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• United States
1 Jan 09
The scenario you present is completely feasible.
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
Not feasible. More like planned.
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@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
16 Oct 08
American people should open their eyes, and do it quickly. Even though i think the usa will remain strong, it wont be getting better with such governing tactics. I am from south africa. I saw first hand how it went wrong. The outside world dont even get most of the news from here. Why punish the rich when they are the employers and backbone of the economy.
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• United States
16 Oct 08
I completely agree with you. Americans just have become too complacent. They do not understand the laws of common sense economics apply to them every bit as much as they do to Zimbabwee. I have been met with disbelief when I compare what Mugabee did to Zimbabwee to what 0bama could do to the USA.
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
16 Oct 08
He is anyway too young and uninformed to think of the consequinces. It might be part of the market problem as well. If i was rich and heard that i would be taxed more, i would sell my shares and wouldnt grow my business. If a few thousand rich people do that, its bad for the markets.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
As someone has already pointed out Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe used to be the bread basket of Africa. It is now in a dismal state thanks to Mr. Mugabe and his corrupt and inept reign. He has run the country to wreck and ruin. I don't think it was in the name of "fairness" rather out of hatred and envy against the white population and former colonial state. To compare Mr. Obama with Mr. Mugabe is a bit far fetched in my opinion. Mr. Mugabe seems to be an ignorant man, he just declared there was no cholera epidemic in his country and no doubt he denies there is no AIDS in Africa. Mr. Obama seems to be a well educated well informed man. He has not proven himself as yet so I think Americans should give him a chance instead of shooting him down from the start. You seem to be a fair and well reasoned man, so how about it?
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• United States
19 Dec 08
I'm old enough to remember when Mugabe came to power. The comparision is appropiate. Everyone loved Mugabe over 20 years ago. FAIRNESS is what Mugabee talked about. It helped him get power. The difference between Mugabe and 0bama is one of degree, not kind. Please, read AUDACITY OF HOPE by Barrack Obama. Pay particular close attention to his opinion on how a court system should run. Obama's ideas for how a court should run substitutes the rule of man for the rule of law. That's what leads to what Mugabe wrought. It looks good at first but does not last. BTW: I am giving 0bama a chance. I already have posted to that effect. I will obey all the laws he and his party get passed. Even when I disagree with them. Here's the thing. I just am really good at extrpolated events and drawing parallels between current events and history. I know where the 0bama road leads if he does not turn off of it.
@coffeechat (1961)
• New Zealand
22 Aug 08
Every one of my Rhodesian friends have nothing pleasant to say about Mugabe's Zimbabwe. At least Mugabe has not done little that is original. He has followed the illustrious path laid by other African post-colonial leaders. Hilary dropped by the wayside as Obama surged forward. This is the amazing thing. But then I am not American and will not pretend to understand the American body politic! What little I have observed of Obama fails to inspire confidence and I think his opposition is pretty much uninspiring as well.
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• United States
22 Aug 08
Easily 80% of the American electorate this year does not like either of the candidates, but extremely dislikes one of them. As a result election day turnout is still going to probably be respectable.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
21 Aug 08
At one time Zimbabwe was the bread basket of southern Africa now under Robert Mugabe third of the population depends on food supplies from the World Food Programme to avoid starvation. You made a comparion between Mugabe and Obama, and that is what I am about to do. Before Robert Mugabe took over 46.5% of the Zimbabwe's arable land was owned by around 6,000 commercial farmers of course white and wealthy. This was not fair, Mugabe start siezing farmes and distrubting out the land. How did that work out for you Zimbabwe? Now we have Obama who want to make things fair. If Zimbabwe had left in tacked those 6000 white farmer, Zimbabwe would be exporting food not living off of U.N food hand outs. So know inflation is so bad that a 100 billion Zimbabwe dollars is not enough to buy a loaf of bread even if you could find a loaf of bread in that country.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
Yes, you are completely correct. When Obama mentioned one time he wanted to change the capital gains tax out of 'fairness' even though it would mean less tax revenue to the government, it sent a chill down my spine. Making governmental decisions out of 'fairness' instead of as to what gives us the most high paying jobs and a booming economy is completely stupid and ends up like Zimbabwee. Obama does want to go down the socialist road to certain 3d world status for America like Rhodesia became Zimbabwee. Socialist economies stagnate for a reason. It is well known and not a mystery. Let's not go down that socialist road.
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@clrumfelt (5425)
• United States
19 Aug 08
It depends on your definition of fairness. Redistribution of wealth in a society in an unfair way would be if people who don't work to better themselves and contribute to the general good of their country were given the same rewards as those who do. The people who are wealthy and provide jobs to people are the ones who are building the immediate and future prosperity of the USA. Sure they are building their fortunes, but no one should be covetous to have what they have when they haven't put in the hard work it takes to get it. I'm tired of the Robin Hood politics. Free money has to be paid for by somebody or the USA will find itself in the same boat as Zimbabwe, printing out worthless dollar bills to give away. In my experience you don't get anything for free and if you do you find it isn't worth having.
• United States
19 Aug 08
Agreed, it depends on whose 'fairness'. Human beings vary remarkably in what they regard as 'fair'. I like whatever creates the most, best jobs. I'm surprised how many do not like how that works out. There are many, (Obama is one) who don't care if the economy is ruined as long as they get to be in charge.
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