The definition of treason

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    Sep 22, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/GOP-leaders-Fed-should-resist-apf-1454616740.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=main&asset=&ccode=On the eve of the Fed’s two-day policy meeting, the leaders sent a letter to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke warning that the Fed’s policies could harm an already-weak U.S. economy.

    The letter, sent Monday, was signed by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia.

    The letter followed criticism from several Republican presidential candidates that the Fed efforts to boost growth are raising the risk of inflation.


    http://www.themoneyillusion.com/?p=10915I think Congressmen have the right to speak out on monetary policy. As long as their advice is not politically motivated. Ask yourself the following question: Would these men be pressuring the Fed to adopt a tighter monetary policy if:

    1. Unemployment were over 9%.

    2. Inflation had averaged 1% over the past three years.

    3. George Bush were president.

    Were these men criticizing monetary policy under Bush, when inflation was higher than today? I don’t recall that happening.

    Unlike Rick Perry, I don’t think it is treasonous to advocate easy money or tight money. Treason is advocating policies that you know will hurt the country, because you hope you can derive political gain from America’s misfortune. I’ll leave it to my readers to decide who should be charged with treason.
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    Sep 22, 2011 1:02 AM GMT

    http://capitalgainsandgames.com/blog/stan-collender/2372/gop-fed-let-economy-failMy question: If Rick Perry -- one of the wanna-be GOP candidates for president -- says that Bernanke's actions to date have been treasonous, what do you call today's Republican demand that the federal agency with the legal responsibility and the potential power to help GDP grow and unemployment to fall not do anything to help the American economy?

    BS is the mildest term I can think of for this situation.
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    Sep 22, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    This is why it doesn't surprise me why in polls Republicans are viewed less favorably and that the approval of Congress dropped to an almost record low when the Republican-dominated House took effect.
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    Sep 22, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    "Unlike Rick Perry, I don’t think it is treasonous to advocate easy money or tight money. Treason is advocating policies that you know will hurt the country, because you hope you can derive political gain from America’s misfortune."

    HYPOCRISY is refusing to do what would be absolutely embraced if a president from your own party advocated that policy.

    Is there any doubt that if a Republican were president today, he would most likely choose the precise same economic policies to keep capital markets open?
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    Sep 22, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 said
    http://capitalgainsandgames.com/blog/stan-collender/2372/gop-fed-let-economy-failMy question: If Rick Perry -- one of the wanna-be GOP candidates for president -- says that Bernanke's actions to date have been treasonous, what do you call today's Republican demand that the federal agency with the legal responsibility and the potential power to help GDP grow and unemployment to fall not do anything to help the American economy?

    BS is the mildest term I can think of for this situation.



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    My god Perry is the last person with the credibility necessarry to make such accusations of Treason. Did you hear about Perry doing a political photo op stunt beside an Israeli Official in New York yesterday, where he complained about Obama not supporting Israel as much as he would, that he felt as a Christian President it would be his christian duty to support/protect Israel. As president you are to support/protect the interests of the US first, irregardless of what might be seen as some Christian Duty, which has no place effecting Foreign Policy in the first place.

    Is it not considered treasonous to stand with a Foreign National (an Israeli) to speak against your president on foreign policy, as that same president is standing at the UN making Foreign Policy statements benefiting that same foreign national from Israel. ? This Perry is scating on a very fanatically pro Israeli thin line, bordering on Treason if I ever heard of it. Look up Chuck Todds statements about this action of Perry's today, he was aghast at the Chutspah of Perry to do this for political gain.

    Perry is getting pretty damn scary with his christianity gambit !!
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    Sep 22, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREIs it not considered treasonous to stand with a Foreign National (an Israeli) to speak against your president on foreign policy, as that same president is standing at the UN making Foreign Policy statements benefiting that same foreign national from
    Israel. ?

    Not to mention threats to secede....

    The guy is a loose canon and a very real danger,, even mores o if he thinks it's his "Christian duty" to do whatever it is he does.
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    Sep 22, 2011 10:26 AM GMT
    tazzari said
    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREIs it not considered treasonous to stand with a Foreign National (an Israeli) to speak against your president on foreign policy, as that same president is standing at the UN making Foreign Policy statements benefiting that same foreign national from
    Israel. ?

    Not to mention threats to secede....

    The guy is a loose canon and a very real danger,, even mores o if he thinks it's his "Christian duty" to do whatever it is he does.


    Yes. Perry looks more and more like George Bush on steroids.