Dennis Kucinich Tells Occupy Wall Street We Must Nationalize the Federal Reserve (Video)

Via: Infowars.com:

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following video and statement in support of the protestors on Wall Street and around the country who have identified themselves with the hashtag #OccupyWallStreet:

“To the young men and women who are braving the overreaction of local authorities to raise their voices against the corruption and manipulation of our nation that emanates from Wall Street: I say to you that your presence is making a difference. You are exercising the right every American holds most dear, the right of freedom of expression, and with that expression you are finally getting the attention of the nation.

“Wall Street banks got billion dollar bailouts but the American people get austerity. Fourteen million Americans are out of work. 50 million people don’t have health insurance and a million people a year lose their homes to foreclosure. Our policies take the wealth of the nation and accelerate it into the hands of the few.

“We need a government of the people and for the people. We need a financial system that is of the people and for the people. It is time we take our nation back and take our monetary system back from the big banks.

“I recently introduced H.R. 2990, the National Emergency Employment Defense Act, to put the Federal Reserve under the Treasury, to end the practice of fractional reserve banking and to take control of our monetary policy and make sure it works for the people.

“We can use our Constitutional authority to coin money and spend it into circulation to put millions of Americans back to work in a way that is noninflationary. The time for bold change is now.

“We are the American people. Our dream of freedom and prosperity is too big to fail.”

42 Comments on "Dennis Kucinich Tells Occupy Wall Street We Must Nationalize the Federal Reserve (Video)"

  1. decentralizedimproviser | Oct 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm |

    Moving money printing from one corrupt group to an incompetent one doesn’t solve the problem.  We need currency competition:  https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/%21/petition/end-legal-tender-laws-allow-competing-currencies/0N8RLJ8K?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

  2. decentralizedimproviser | Oct 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm |

    Moving money printing from one corrupt group to an incompetent one doesn’t solve the problem.  We need currency competition:  https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/%21/petition/end-legal-tender-laws-allow-competing-currencies/0N8RLJ8K?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

    • ArgosyJones | Oct 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm |

      Alternative currencies are already legal.

      • decentralizedimproviser | Oct 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm |

        i’d like to pay my taxes with what i think my baseball cards are worth.  care to explain to me how that will work?

        • Redacted | Oct 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm |

          Use a gun.

        • ArgosyJones | Oct 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm |

          It’s not going to work.  How can you  pay taxes with “what you think your baseball cards are worth”?  You could sell your baseball cards and pay taxes with the dollars you get in exchange, but I guess that’s not good enough for you.

          Hell, I’d like to pay taxes with toilet paper, but in the larger perspective, that would be a shitty idea.

          • decentralizedimproviser | Oct 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm |

            you are proving my point. everything you deem as currency needs to be converted into the legal tender to pay taxes.

          • ArgosyJones | Oct 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm |

            If your alternative currency has genuine value, that should be no problem.

  3. ArgosyJones | Oct 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm |

    Alternative currencies are already legal.

  4. Monkey See Monkey Do | Oct 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm |

    Who cares what a congressman has to say? Even if he says what people want to hear it will be all talk and no action.

  5. Monkey See Monkey Do | Oct 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm |

    Who cares what a congressman has to say? Even if he says what people want to hear it will be all talk and no action.

  6. Monkey See Monkey Do | Oct 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm |

    Who cares what a congressman has to say? Even if he says what people want to hear it will be all talk and no action.

    • DeepCough | Oct 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm |

      That would apply to a lot of politicians, but this is fucking Kucinich we’re talking here, he wouldn’t talk “Hope  and Change,” he’d goddamn bring it.

      • Monkey See Monkey Do | Oct 7, 2011 at 11:39 pm |

        I want to believe you, I really do. Maybe we’re looking for change in the wrong places. In a poltical leader instead of the system. In the words a congressman speaks instead of the actions we take in everyday life.

  7. Penguins4life | Oct 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm |

    Sad it takes a protest like this to have your voice heard. FFS Whats next?

  8. Penguins4life | Oct 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm |

    Sad it takes a protest like this to have your voice heard. FFS Whats next?

  9. Anonymous | Oct 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm |

    Ever stop to think about how all this turmoil comes about? There are few real shortages. We have enough food, water, housing and all the biggest necessities at our fingertips already and yet they are often denied us for want of good record keeping? It’s like hunting for food, killing your prey, and leaving it behind to rot because you forgot your notepad and calculator. Sound like an exaggeration? 

    Think about it, most things that are “hard to get” are not truly scarce -just hoarded to create demand. Demand doesn’t really exceed supply in more cases than not.  
    And while exchange or trade is a necessary event between people to some extent, we live in a world where there is plenty for everyone. Now, we all know how “everyone” is doing these days. Foreclosures and evictions galore.
    Squatters, homeless, hunger, uncertainty and blatant FEAR abound. All over numbers. While the harvest rots and the people begin to starve. You can’t bring in the harvest while you’re worrying about the books….

  10. GoodDoktorBad | Oct 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm |

    Ever stop to think about how all this turmoil comes about? There are few real shortages. We have enough food, water, housing and all the biggest necessities at our fingertips already and yet they are often denied us for want of good record keeping? It’s like hunting for food, killing your prey, and leaving it behind to rot because you forgot your notepad and calculator. Sound like an exaggeration? 

    Think about it, most things that are “hard to get” are not truly scarce -just hoarded to create demand. Demand doesn’t really exceed supply in more cases than not.  
    And while exchange or trade is a necessary event between people to some extent, we live in a world where there is plenty for everyone. Now, we all know how “everyone” is doing these days. Foreclosures and evictions galore.
    Squatters, homeless, hunger, uncertainty and blatant FEAR abound. All over numbers. While the harvest rots and the people begin to starve. You can’t bring in the harvest while you’re worrying about the books….

    • According to current theories, hunter-gatherer societies could meet the necessities of life with 20 hours a week of labor, and spend the rest of their time in leisure activities. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_affluent_society But how could anybody get super-rich with that kind of a system? And therefore, how would we know who was better than anybody else and more beloved of God? 

  11. decentralizedimproviser | Oct 7, 2011 at 6:34 pm |

    i’d like to pay my taxes with what i think my baseball cards are worth.  care to explain to me how that will work?

  12. Anonymous | Oct 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm |

    Congress created the Federal Reserve, it could also make it disappear. But, then what? Does anyone want to go back to the good old days of hyper-boom followed by hyper-bust that precipitated its creation? Maybe Congress should force it to do all that is in its charter and not just protect the banks and wall street and fight nonexistent inflation.

  13. Congress created the Federal Reserve, it could also make it disappear. But, then what? Does anyone want to go back to the good old days of hyper-boom followed by hyper-bust that precipitated its creation? Maybe Congress should force it to do all that is in its charter and not just protect the banks and wall street and fight nonexistent inflation.

    • ArgosyJones | Oct 7, 2011 at 5:02 pm |

      Bingo.

    • DeepCough | Oct 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm |

      In case you ain’t noticed, nothing’s really changed–the U.S. is still going through “hyper-booms” and “hyper-busts” to this day, only these days, we call them “bubbles,” because everyone loves bubbles.

  14. Anonymous | Oct 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm |

    Use a gun.

  15. ArgosyJones | Oct 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm |

    It’s not going to work.  How can you  pay taxes with “what you think your baseball cards are worth”?  You could sell your baseball cards and pay taxes with the dollars you get in exchange, but I guess that’s not good enough for you.

    Hell, I’d like to pay taxes with toilet paper, but in the larger perspective, that would be a shitty idea.

  16. ArgosyJones | Oct 7, 2011 at 9:02 pm |

    Bingo.

  17. DeepCough | Oct 7, 2011 at 9:22 pm |

    In case you ain’t noticed, nothing’s really changed–the U.S. is still going through “hyper-booms” and “hyper-busts” to this day, only these days, we call them “bubbles,” because everyone loves bubbles.

  18. DeepCough | Oct 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm |

    That would apply to a lot of politicians, but this is fucking Kucinich we’re talking here, he wouldn’t talk “Hope  and Change,” he’d goddamn bring it.

  19. DeepCough | Oct 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm |

    Molotov cocktail.

  20. decentralizedimproviser | Oct 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm |

    you are proving my point. everything you deem as currency needs to be converted into the legal tender to pay taxes.

  21. ArgosyJones | Oct 7, 2011 at 11:03 pm |

    If your alternative currency has genuine value, that should be no problem.

  22. Anonymous | Oct 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm |

    I would have opened with a molotov cocktail, then tossed a few (dozen) more. Thats probably why I’m not allowed to plan anything.

  23. Nobody likes fun anymore…

  24. Monkey See Monkey Do | Oct 8, 2011 at 3:39 am |

    I want to believe you, I really do. Maybe we’re looking for change in the wrong places. In a poltical leader instead of the system. In the words a congressman speaks instead of the actions we take in everyday life.

  25. Xxxxxfuckthefedfuckthejew | Oct 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm |

    be very careful the federal reserve needs to be wiped out
    the zionist scum that run it need to be wiped out
    anyone who wants the fed to stay is not on your side
    they are playing the fence
    the zionist pigs that run your gov need to be removed and then tried for treason
    and if found guilty need to be executed publicly before the people
    and then turn your nukes on Israel and wipe that abomination of the face of our world for good!!
    until that happens nothing will change except your standard of living
    which will go from middle class to poor to homeless
    wipe these pigs out and your lives will turn around over night

  26. Guns; the united States’ Alternative Currency.

  27. According to current theories, hunter-gatherer societies could meet the necessities of life with 20 hours a week of labor, and spend the rest of their time in leisure activities. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_affluent_society But how could anybody get super-rich with that kind of a system? And therefore, how would we know who was better than anybody else and more beloved of God? 

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