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There is no constitutional basis for permitting the ECB to usurp fiscal policy.

Mr. Trichet is skirting on the edge of talking treason.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Jun 30th, 2011 at 03:08:59 AM EST
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He did so in his acceptance speech of the Charlemagne prize <sinks head>

Economics is politics by other means
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jun 30th, 2011 at 05:25:13 AM EST
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Clean this mess up or we'll all end up in jail

Get along Kid Charlemagne (Steely Dan)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Jun 30th, 2011 at 07:02:33 AM EST
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Heh, its generally considered to be about Owsley, of high grade acid fame.  Very fitting tune for them.  "Is there gas in the car"

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson
by NearlyNormal on Fri Jul 1st, 2011 at 01:22:07 AM EST
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