Friday, November 9, 2012

What a Paul Craig Roberts Administration Would Look Like

Paul Craig Roberts, Contributor
Activist Post

Unless I am being spoofed, several hundred readers wrote me in as their selection for President. I am honored. Some asked if I were elected by write-ins and not instantly assassinated, who would I appoint?

An easy question to answer.

Nomi Prins would be Secretary of the Treasury, and Pam Martens would be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

Lew Rockwell would be the chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Michael Hudson would be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.

Harvey Silverglate would be Attorney General.

Glenn Greenwald would be Deputy Attorney General.

Dean Booth and Larry Stratton would be White House legal counsels.

Willie Nelson would be Secretary of Agriculture.

Jeffrey St. Clair would be head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Elizabeth Warren would have whatever post she wants.

Cynthia McKinney would be Secretary of State.

The CIA would be headed by Ray McGovern and Philip Giraldi.

The FBI would be headed by Sibel Edmonds.

Homeland Security would be abolished.

David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage would head the 9/11 investigation.

Bradley Manning would be in charge of closing down the torture prisons.

Julian Assange and John Pilger would be heads of the Public Broadcasting Corporation.

Gerald Celente would be White House Press Secretary.
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John Williams ( would be in charge of federal statistics.

Key members of the Bush and Obama regimes from the president down, and every neoconservative would be handed over to the war crimes tribunal for trial.

The Republicans on the Supreme Court would be impeached and removed from office.

Brooksley Born would be in charge of all federal financial regulatory agencies.

Major General Antonio Mario Taguba would be Secretary of Defense.

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson would be Deputy Secretary of State.

Ron Unz would be chief of staff of the White House.

Norman Finkelstein would be US Ambassador to Israel.

Noam Chomsky would be US Ambassador to the UN.

David M. Walker would be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

The Israel Lobby would have to register as a foreign agent.

I could go on. There are two or three hundred appointments to fill, but I think the picture is clear. It would be an administration that represented Americans, not special interests and foreigners, and an administration that put the country back in order.

But, of course, it is all a dream. No one who actually cares about our country is permitted to serve in public office.

This article first appeared at Paul Craig Roberts' new website Institute For Political Economy.  Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following.


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Anonymous said...

Great slate !!
But wouldn't this one be kinda hard to implement?
"Lew Rockwell would be chairman of the Federal Reserve" since Rockwell would want to abolish altogether this private bank controlling our national finance and debt?

Anonymous said...

Amen to your last comment. NO ONE who cares about the country will ever be permitted to serve. Dump the lot. They'd make good fertilizer. Yes DHS, I said fertilizer.

Anonymous said...

In the news secretary Celente responded to allegations that President Roberts withdrawal from all theaters of war was 'premature and dangerous' to which Mr. Celente replied, "President Roberts is the only one with he cajones to what is right. If you presstitutes don't like it, grab your crap get your family, move to the Middle East and fight the damn war yourself!"

Anonymous said...

One mistake. Why does the Fed still exist? For every dollar borrowed, the Fed wants 3 back (interest). They had no money to begin with, touched a keyboard, printed the money, but now wants 3 times as much back. Not a bad scheme. Think they call that a criminal mafia.

Even a freekin 12 year old knows what a crime the Fed is.

Anonymous said...

Pual you are the greatest

Anonymous said...

A shill for President? No Thanks.

Anonymous said...

You are wrong on 9/11 ,
read Dr. Judy Wood
Where did the towers go

Anonymous said...

Paul, did you forget Napolitano to the Supreme Court? (PS: I don't mean Janet!)

KenBrodeur said...

Lew Rockwell should be Secretary of the Money-Supply, eliminating the Fed altogether and Lew could replace the debt dollars with dollars based on no interest and propotional to the population size of the county. Adjusting every ten years as need be. Bond holders could be paid off and selling Americans into Bondage would be outlawed. The USA could pass an amendment never to borrow a cent ever again. Then Americans could truly be free again, something they have not seen for nearly 100 years.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous November 9th 2012 9.21 AM

You are wrong on 9/11. PCR is specifying who should head the enquiry, not who has the best theory about how the towers were demolished. David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage have both demonstrated superior political and organisational skills in publicising the weaknesses in the official theories 9/11 and would be best placed to get to the bottom of the affair. They could call in evidence who they wished including Dr Judy Woods and, for that matter, Christopher Bollyn, or even, if I dare say it, Lucky Larry.

Anonymous said...

i think everyone who chooses not to vote, or write in candidates or vote for the underdog, in 2016 if there is an election ought to write in themselves, truly a govt for the people by the people. would love to see the polls on that one 15% dem, 13% rep, the rest every man woman for themselves.... i know that's about as realistic as an actual fair election where all votes are actually counted... it's my understanbding gary johnson got the most votes of any libertarian pres candidate in history, and stien didn't do too bad either, so to say obama won by popular vote is such bs it makes my stomach turn, then i turn the other cheek and go back to life.

Anonymous said...

do like nelson for head of dept of ag though!!!!

Anonymous said...

@ November 9, 2012 1:16 PM

We do not need a new investigation. We know enough already to determine crimes were committed. We need grand jury indictments and prosecutions.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Those who issue money and credit direct the policies of government and hold in their hands the destiny of the people.

If Paul Creg Roberts keeps the same people in control and the same corrupt system of the private international mega banking corporation,known as the Federal Reserve, what good does it to change the people that are in office? You need to change the system or the establishment! Congress shall have the power to coin money and set the value their of. Article 1 section 8 U.S. Constitution. How can congress delegate monetary authority to a private banking syndicate? Any law that violates the constituion is no law at all. The people that are suppose to be representing us in the congress, they took an oath to upshold and defend the constituion, if they are not doing that, they must be held accountable.

Anonymous said...

The Federal Reserve is inherently fraudulent, unconstitutional and inimical to the public interest. Paul Creg Robert when he was assistant secretary of the treasury he was a participant in a fraud. He is part of the same old corrupt system and establishment. He is part of the good old boys network of the Washington popaganda machine. He went to the schools of higher learning and gets well paid for his articles and speaches which are nothing but rehortoric or artificial eloquence. He is just another educated crook like the rest of those political hacks that are lawyer politicians. Anyone that accepts his articles and speaches as gospel truth, they are light minded and the wind blows through their head!

Anonymous said...

A more acurate definition of the Federal Reserve is a Financial Mafia!

Anonymous said...

who is this clown? he has neocon apologists - cmbined with poison wellers like Assange and Chomsky. Sounds like Cheney gave him a list of mostly sheeple or progandists for the US - only the 911 commission membership looked valid. Continued Success

Anonymous said...

You have my vote. Maybe you could make Jessie Ventura head of the Secret Service. Otherwise you wouldn't last a week in office.

Anonymous said...

Secretary of Agriculture Willie Nelson...?


Organic vegs plenty of country music taste...!!!

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