"The surest way to destroy a nation is to debauch its currency."
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
[Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov] (1870-1924) First Leader of the Soviet Union
False quote. Paraphrased by John Maynard Keynes in The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) 
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 -- Anonymous      
Ahh yes, one of Obamunist's mentors in how and why the destruction of the U.S.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Two words ~ Stimulus package.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    With all the money the fed is printing-it may take a wheelbarrow of it to buy a loaf of bread soon.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    Obama must love Lenin.
     -- jim k, austin     
    The punishment for debasing the currency in the U.S. is DEATH for this very reason. Anyone think any court in the land will hear the case? How do we get our elected representatives to follow the law? They cannot be trusted with regulating themselves...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Certainly fits the current administration's approach.
     -- Roy, Fort Worth     
    Mike, Jim and Roy, Obama and the current administration has nothing to do with it - when will you understand we are not being governed by our President?
     -- RBESRQ     
    RBESRQ-are we being governed by whom he appoints?
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    Robert, that's a dah. Obamunist and group are just face facilitators for the master puppeteers (the fed etc. not being a government entity)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Economics 101 for the elite banker wannabe.
     -- Anon     
    When the Federal Reserve counterfeits money and puts it into circulation, they're saving the economy. When I try to "save" the economy, I go to jail.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    (-; Ken, said well
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Don't blame the politicians - its the voters that keep voting themselves a raise at the ballot box that are to blame.
     -- charles, Toronto     
    Belize it's a great place to live and property it's cheap. The people there speak better English than most here. I'm sure Obama idol's this guy. Very unsettling to read this crap. It obviously doesn't work but we are so doomed to repeat history. When is Christ coming to save us?
     -- us patriot war monger, any town in the us     
    he never said it. See http://blog.skepticallibertarian.com/2013/04/15/fake-quote-files-v-i-lenin-on-inflation-and-taxation/ Of course, with any people who think that "Obamunist" is clever will ignore such matters. Obama's very similar in his policies to Mitt Romney.
     -- Jim Devine, Culver City     
    Frank W. Fetter (1977, pp. 77, 78) observed that “the story [about Lenin’s remarks]
    has circulated among economists, journalists, businessmen, politicians and bankers” since then. Fetter doubted, however, that Keynes was really quoting Lenin.
    After extensive inquiries, Fetter reported that no such statement could be found in
    Lenin’s published writings and that the “first attribution in English, and probably
    in any language,” was by Keynes. Fetter suggested that Keynes had heard the story
    at the Paris peace conference of 1919,

     -- John, Parson     
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