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Debt a made-up crisis

Our news centers on a made-up crisis: the debt. Let’s be clear; the banks are at the bottom of this manufactured hysteria. This is how it works: The government prints money and gives it to the banks for free, who then loan it back to the government at high interest so the government can perform its necessary functions, to pay for wars that started on lies, and to pay for the economic crisis that was caused by the banks.

Meanwhile, the bankers blame Social Security for causing the debt. More lies. Social Security does not add any money to the debt. Social Security has a surplus of $2.7 trillion, and can operate at current levels for 20 years without any reforms.

The real crisis is climate change. Ninety-seven percent of climatologists say so, as well as the Defense Department, but our government, owned by corporations, refuses to do anything to save the planet. Individuals are powerless against the corporate polluters.

What I want to know is, where are the churches? They claim to worship God, while God’s creation is being destroyed. Obviously, they too worship the god of money, or they wouldn’t let this happen.

David Randall



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