There is going to be a public hearing with the MA State Banking Commission at the Springfield, MA
Public Library 220 State St. on June 15, 2011 at 3:00PM. The formal announcement is copied below some questions I have sent to the commission.
Questions for the MA State Banking Commission June 15, 2011:
Sent June 13, 2011
What was shared by Ben Franklin with King George (pre-revolutionary war)?
What was the outcome of Ben Franklin's discussion of the colony's plight with King George?
Recent past situation?
Where did the massive liquidity that existed in the run up to 2008 come from, if not 'ex nihilo'?
How is credit formed in MA?
What is the current value of the total assets of the State of MA?
What is included in this amount?
Are there any assets that are not included and why?
What is the current level of indebtedness of the State of MA?
Who owns that debt?
Where are the holders of this debt located?
If not required to reside within this state, why not?
What would the implications be for the State to own that debt?
To whom would the interest on the debt accrue if it were owned by a bank like the Bank of North Dakota in MA?
Why is there no regional disaster response bank established to restore damaged infrastructure?
Matters of fact?
What does the word 'sovereignty' mean to you?
Where does sovereignty come from?
Does a sovereign entity have to account for it's public purpose?
What is the current public purpose of the State of. MA?
Is the State of MA a sovereign entity?
Would the formation of a public bank in MA be a declaration of sovereignty?
How does 'infrastructure' differ from normal short term commerce?
What are the implications of peak oil for the life support base in MA?
If there are long term solutions to critical resource supply problems why should these solutions have to be funded on a for profit basis?
How does the MA Banking Commission relate to the condition of the citizens of the State?
What ties if any are there between the members of the commission and other banking entities?
Who on the commission represent the people of MA and have no ties to private banks by name and contact information?
Meeting Notice: The Commission to Study the Feasibility of Establishing a Bank Owned by the Commonwealth
MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A BANK OWNED BY THE COMMONWEALTH
Notice of Meeting