IMF – Your Money In Their Slippery Hands

Posted on Sun 04/22/2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

Here they go again:

Australia is among the nations contributing to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) war chest to protect against further financial deterioration in Europe.

Overnight the IMF said it had raised more than $US430 billion ($A417 billion) in an effort to assure finance markets that it has sufficient firepower to handle any new problems from Europe’s prolonged debt crisis.

Treasurer Wayne Swan said Australia would contribute $A7 billion to this.

Other countries made a more prudent choice:

The United States and Canada refused to participate in boosting the IMF’s resources, seeking to keep pressure on Europe to do more.

TonyfromOz adds…..

Australia will contribute $7 Billion. WTF. You cannot be serious! Let me see if I’ve got this right. Australia borrows billions of dollars, getting our Country, Australia, further and further into debt. Then we go and give the IMF $7 Billion to assist failing European Countries that are sinking in debt ….. because they have borrowed too much.

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