What does Cyprus mean for the U.S.?

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Message 1349446 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 15:21:25 UTC

What does Cyprus mean for the U.S.? Could China force the U.S. into similar measures by selling off its $1 trillion in U.S. Treasury?

I can’t help but think that we too have a financial crisis. We too have an unmanageable debt, much of it owed to China, which is growing larger each day. 17 trillion outright and 80 trillion in unfunded liabilities. At what point could our 'Prez, Blabby Blab, and Congress' decide that we too face a catastrophic situation and order similar unconstitutional, draconian measures in our own society?


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Message 1349468 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 16:35:50 UTC

Maybe this is your answer.....

However, given the recent events in Cyprus, perhaps we should not be shocked. In a world where the most basic facets of democratic government are being violated, it would be more shocking if citizens simply stood by and watched as the politics of exception became the rule.


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Message 1349507 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 17:40:43 UTC - in response to Message 1349468.

Maybe this is your answer.....

However, given the recent events in Cyprus, perhaps we should not be shocked. In a world where the most basic facets of democratic government are being violated, it would be more shocking if citizens simply stood by and watched as the politics of exception became the rule.

If I thought you believed what you wrote....
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Message 1349508 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 17:43:06 UTC

It doesn't really mean much since its economy is minor and is unlikely to affect Europe let alone the US


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