The 8 Biggest Financial Heroes and Villains of 2011

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Financial Heroes In a year saturated with big financial headlines -- the debt-ceiling debate, Occupy Wall Street protests, the ongoing mortgage crisis and the eurozone meltdown, just to name just a few -- identifying the fiscal heroes and villains is bound to be an exercise in oversimplification. But even against the constantly shifting backdrop provided by those major events, a handful of people and institutions grabbed and held the spotlight, for good or ill.

Herewith, DailyFinance presents our picks for the best good guys and the worst bad guys of the financial world for 2011.




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Mike

Mike .. just curious, have you ever attempted to sell any of your coins .. or buy something with 'em? How many are "legal tender" -- even in the country where issued?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excellent question! The State of Utah HAS MADE GOLD AND SILVER COIN LEGAL TENDER! There are private banks in Utah that will take your REAL MONEY deposits and pay interest at full value in fed res notes and convert your real money to what ever fiat tender you need when you need it and even offer debit cards! You are good around the world and all 50 states. There are 12 more states in the process of doing the same. Also buying and selling gold silver coin is extremely easy! The price of gold eagles is over 1600 dollars an oz because first people are buying at that price. DEMAND ALWAYS PRECEEDS PRICE! Further I grocery shop and fill my gas tank with silver eagles every week. Just discuss with the business manager/owner you will be overwhelmed by the favorable acceptance and even gratitude you will get! My favorite service station owner LOVES reporting he sold a tank of gas for face value of one dollar and then selling that dollar for 40 res notes and rising. I help reduce his tax liability greatly and I do the same for my family Dr and my barber! Its the most fun you will ever have teaching folks how to be free of the evil fed res! Have fun and do your part to spread freedom! Got gold?

January 05 2012 at 6:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
geowaldman

Elizabeth Warren for president, after she shakes up the senate for a few years.

January 04 2012 at 12:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

Fed res and ALL fiat central banksters are the VILLIANS, always have been. For most of mankind’s post stone age history gold and silver have been real money, still is. Banksters are confidence men, they persuade people that pretty paper is money with no backing and transfer real property ( land, houses, businesses, etc,) for this worthless paper. Gold/silver, most commonly as coin, are real property and the honest way to make exchanges. Got gold?

January 03 2012 at 5:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stan

how about bac

January 03 2012 at 12:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Diogyphus

wow..are you two boring and sooo emblematic of why there are no real leaders on either side. brainless partisans each praying to their false gods.

January 03 2012 at 9:14 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
democracks0

WHAT'S REALLY SAD IS THAT NO ONE AGREES WITH EVAN AND HIS INANE COMMENTS SO HE LOGS IN UNDER HIS MULTIPLE SCREEN NAMES WHEN EVERYONE IS GONE AND VOTES HIS COMMENTS UP AND EVERYONE ELSE'S DOWN. LMAO

EVANSSUCHADOPE

January 02 2012 at 9:33 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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savemycountry911

I feel sorry for evan..............................NOT.

January 02 2012 at 9:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dennis.kimme

The biggest villain -- by a long shot -- is Barack Obama. His policies of expanding government, beating down corporations, dividing Americans over income, taking over the health insurance system, continued deficit spending, and ignoring our massive debt problem, among many other things, continues to keep millions unemployed, erode the value of the dollar, and stifle needed economic growth.

Villain two ought to be the team of be Fannie, Freddie, and the FHA who are still making crap loans, going deeper into debt at taxpayer expense, and perpetuating the housing problem behind the financial meltdown.

Corzine and Gingrich are pikers compared to these much larger scale frauds that effect the entire nation adversely.

January 02 2012 at 8:00 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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savemycountry911

Amen, the lunatic left hates the truth.

January 02 2012 at 8:08 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
aksera

Contrary to your "opinion" ,Opinions sometimes are based in fact, but facts are never based on opinion !Your assumptions,are invalid and based on ignorance of the facts .Prejudicial commentary is neither helpful or productive, it only fosters hate and more ignorance. Honest Al

January 05 2012 at 3:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

Cheap energy IS our economy and until it is cheap again their will be no growth just inflation which is not growth no matter how high the spending increases or how badly libtard Oboma kool aid drinkers want it to be. Oil IS the PRIMARY factor to world prosperity, cut and dry! Oil cost increase caused inflation along with massive fed res dollar printing caused inflation means hyper inflation and the end of the dollar.

January 02 2012 at 5:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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savemycountry911

psssst Mike, You can sell evan fools gold. He bought hope and change so he'll buy anything.

January 02 2012 at 7:52 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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billyjoeobama

LMAO . yes but he'll trade it for crack.

January 02 2012 at 8:31 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down
Mike

You guys are a riot LMAO

January 03 2012 at 10:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
Mike

Mike .. just curious, have you ever attempted to sell any of your coins .. or buy something with 'em? How many are "legal tender" -- even in the country where issued?--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Excellent question! The State of Utah HAS MADE GOLD AND SILVER COIN LEGAL TENDER! There are private banks in Utah that will take your REAL MONEY deposits and pay interest at full value in fed res notes and convert your real money to what ever fiat tender you need when you need it and even offer debit cards! You are good around the world and all 50 states. There are 12 more states in the process of doing the same. Also buying and selling gold silver coin is extremely easy! The price of gold eagles is over 1600 dollars an oz because first people are buying at that price. DEMAND ALWAYS PRECEEDS PRICE! Further I grocery shop and fill my gas tank with silver eagles every week. Just discuss with the business manager/owner you will be overwhelmed by the favorable acceptance and even gratitude you will get! My favorite service station owner LOVES reporting he sold a tank of gas for face value of one dollar and then selling that dollar for 40 res notes and rising. I help reduce his tax liability greatly and I do the same for my family Dr and my barber! Its the most fun you will ever have teaching folks how to be free of the evil fed res! Have fun and do your part to spared freedom! Got gold?

January 02 2012 at 11:34 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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ohmyboehnertwo

GOT GOLD? IS THIS ONE OF THOSE PAT BOONE COMMERCIALS TO TRY TO GET YOU TO BUY GOLD?

January 02 2012 at 4:29 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
savemycountry911

pssssssst Mike, You can sell evan fools gold. He bought hope and change so he'll buy anything.

January 02 2012 at 7:51 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Mike

Fed res and ALL fiat central banksters are the VILLIANS, always have been. For most of mankind’s post stone age history gold and silver have been real money, still is. Banksters are confidence men, they persuade people that pretty paper is money with no backing and transfer real property ( land, houses, businesses, etc,) for this worthless paper. Gold/silver, most commonly as coin, are real property and the honest way to make exchanges. Got gold?

January 02 2012 at 11:33 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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ohmyboehnertwo

GOT GOLD?......GOT PAT BOONE?

January 02 2012 at 4:30 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Mike

where is old bonne?

January 02 2012 at 5:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down