Archive for June, 2009

Another Counterfeit Update-via DownsizeDC.org-June 08, 2009

June 8, 2009

D o w n s i z e r – D i s p a t c h


Quote of the Day: “By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.” — John Maynard Keynes Source: “The Economic Consequences Of The Peace”

Subject: Counterfeiting Update

In May of last year the U.S. money supply stood at roughly $834 billion. Now, a year later, the Federal Reserve has created an additional $941 billion out of thin air. Pay close attention to those numbers…

* The amount of new money the Fed has created is roughly $107 billion more than all the money that was in circulation just a year ago
* In other words, the U.S. money supply has more than doubled

Think about what this does to the value of your dollars, to your savings, to your paycheck, to your retirement income? A doubling of the money supply means your money is worth half what it was.

Of course, your money’s loss of value won’t manifest itself overnight. It will take time for the Fed’s counterfeiting to drive up prices. But those who get the new money first will be able to spend it while prices are still low, increasing their wealth at your expense.

The Federal Reserve, as you might expect, promises that prices won’t rise. They claim they’ll withdraw their counterfeit money before that happens. Do you feel comforted? Should we really believe that…

* The Fed can really undo so much counterfeiting
* The attempt to withdraw the counterfeit dollars won’t cause economic disruptions of its own

And if they did sop up their funny money, wouldn’t that mean another “contraction?” …more unemployment? …other sectors in trouble and screaming for a taxpayer-funded bailout?

Our position is simple. If it’s wrong for individuals to counterfeit, it’s also wrong for the government to do it. What we need is money that no one can counterfeit, like gold and silver. Some people want to make this happen by abolishing the Fed. We agree. That needs to happen. But it’s a big step. We think there’s an easier way…

Congress should start by ending the Fed’s monopoly control of money. Congress should permit you to use whatever form of money you prefer. This would…

* Empower the creation of an alternative money system
* Reduce the Fed’s ability to counterfeit by forcing Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) to compete with honest money
* Make it easier to abolish the Fed once a new money system is fully operational

To make this happen Congressman Ron Paul introduced three “Honest Money” bills in the last Congress (110th). These bills would…

* Repeal the legal tender law that forces you to accept FRNs
* Repeal the federal government’s monopoly over coinage
* Prohibit federal and state taxes on precious metal coins and bullion

These simple changes would allow you to buy and sell using means of exchange other than FRNs. Sadly, Congressman Paul hasn’t re-introduced these bills. If you’re one of his donors or constituents please calls his office at 202-225-2831 and ask him to re-introduce his three “Honest Money” bills, combined as one bill. As for the rest of us…

We should tell our own representatives to ask Congressman Paul to re-introduce these bills, or do it themselves. You can send your instructions using DownsizeDC.org’s “End the Inflation Tax” campaign.

Use your personal comments to tell your representatives that you’ve seen the Federal Reserve’s lastest counterfeiting numbers. Object to the fact that the Fed has increased the monetary base from roughly $844 billion as of May 2008, to roughly $1,775 as of May 2009.

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Government Continues To Pee Down our Backs And Tell Us That It’s Raining-June 08, 2009

June 8, 2009

Of course the government continues to undermine the monetary system. It’s been doing it since 1913.

The largest counterfeiter of  currency is the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve notes are fiat (fake) notes that actually reflect negative value. There’s much more value in a tomato seed than there is in a truck-load of counterfeit Federal Reserve notes.

The Liberty Dollars are real money backed by precious metals; the Federal Reserve notes guarantee the enslavement of “The People” via interest due, according to their World Bank protocol. The demise of the Federal Reserve system is the best thing that could happen in this country.

Asheville man charged in alleged Liberty Dollar fraud

“Audit The Fed”-HR 1207 Sponsors reach 190-June 07, 2009

June 7, 2009

If your representative is not yet a co-sponsor of HR 1207, contact them and urge them to support it. There’s a list of cosponsors via the link below.

www.dailypaul.com/node/90775

American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper

June 6, 2009

American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper

by Stanislav Mishin
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May 18, 2009

(Reprinted by permission of the author)

It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a Burger King burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our “democracy”. Pride blinds the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega-preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the “winning” side of one pseudo-Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the “winning” side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been record setting, not just in America’s short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Weimar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breathtaking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beaten our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama’s command that GM’s (General Motors) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of “pure” free markets, the American president now has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a “bold” move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK’s Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western-sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our “wise” Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper…but a “freeman” whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set “fair” maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Franks, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked-down-upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.

Greg’s Newsletter, Keeping the American Middle Class Informed-June, 07 2009

June 3, 2009

June 07, 2009

There is something happening that gives me a partial good feeling that shows free enterprise can once again prove why it is the only way things can be turned around. I am not getting the full excitement of what is happening because how it came about.

What I am speaking about is that Roger Penske is buying Saturn from GM.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2009-06-05-Saturn-sale_N.htm

This is how free enterprise works and it supports a major platform item I have in my campaign and I truly believe in. When a company is not performing, no matter of its size, it goes into a managed bankruptcy and the different parts of that non-performing company is sold off and someone else takes that part and makes it perform as the market dictates. The major problem with this particular GM and Penske deal is that the government is directly involved with the deal and not fully the free enterprise system at work.

This is an avenue that should be taken with the banking and financial industries. Not by the government but letting the free enterprise system work through bankruptcies and selling off different aspects of these institutions to make smaller and more efficient business groups. Not by injecting billions of our tax dollars into companies that are “To Big To Fail”. Then using our tax dollars for bailouts and letting these companies use our tax dollars to buyout other banking and financial institutions at bargain basement prices to increase their size even more and having even more influence of the overall economy and the government’s legislative powers relating to these markets.

These are perfect opportunities to reduce their size and influence in our economy and allow free enterprise flourish through true competition which is how this great nation’s economy of ours was based on.

I am going to push for re-establishment of anti trust laws which categorizes what a monopoly is according to the percent of market share a company can control. First starting with the banking and financial industries which should be scrutinized with not only the percent of what each of their ever growing sizes and market shares but also investigate the influences they had on this financial disaster this country and the world economy is going through.

Until we get these companies under true regulations, we the American people will be relegated to what ever these economic influences will pursue for their advantage, not the economy as a whole. If this continues as it is now, their constant influence in our government will leave a smaller and smaller group of the financial elite controlling the economic structure of our nation. Add this to the ever growing influence of the international financial regulatory system being established through the G20, 80% of the world economic structure will be controlled through a system of an ever shrinking group of economic power brokers.

Republican for Congress, 3rd District of Tennessee 2010,

Greg Goodwin

6/7/09

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June 02, 2009

As I have watched this transgression of the capitalistic economic structure to governmental controlled economy, we are now facing the most dangerous time in our nation’s history.

This is not about Democrat, Republican, liberal, or conservative issues, this is about the very foundational control of the US economy. By what we are seeing in the banking, financial, and now the automotive industries, the government is taking a leadership role in all of these areas, this has got to stop or we will be facing total governmental control of everything.

I am now going to tell you what the basic issue is that has caused this dramatic change in our nation, it is simpler than you think.

In the late 70s or early 80s the business schools changed the way they taught business. It went from a long term steady growth mentalities to a short term maximize the profit mentality. In other words, what I call a spread sheet mentality that evaluates only numbers not the heart of the business. The heart of a business is not only understanding the numbers but an in-depth understanding and knowledge of a business and market places they are in.

With this spread sheet mentality, corporations began hiring MBAs (Master of Business Administration) to run their corporations. They understood numbers but did not understand, in depth, the businesses they were in. This lead to evaluating the entire function of a corporation by the numbers not by the full understanding of their markets these MBAs were put in charge of.

The end result is what we are experiencing now, great bottom lines for the last number of years with the almost total liquidation of our manufacturing base, which had in the past made the United States the most powerful economic engine in the world. No matter what rhetoric you hear, 70% of our nation’s economy is made up of consumer spending and without the good paying manufacturing jobs and the continue allowance of illegal alien work force (who sends most of their money to Mexico), the American dream is becoming America’s nightmare.

We have seen that a service economy cannot sustain the standard of living the manufacturing based economy provided. The proof of that is look at where the prosperous nations are China, India, and other Southeast Pacific and Middle Eastern nations. We gave them our technology and manufacturing resources on a silver platter and now we have to beg for our money back from these nations with strings attached, as loans to our government.

This was accomplished through short sighted business mentality, tax incentives to move our industrial base offshore, and the accumulation of a smaller and smaller group of economic power brokers directing the government for their advantage. If it doesn’t stop we will be relegated just another country of people with little power in this new world economy.

Republican for Congress, 3rd District of Tennessee 2010,

Greg Goodwin

6/2/09

PS: My website should be up in the next day or two.

2009 Tennessee Pork Report, June 03, at Coolidge Park, Chattanooga

June 2, 2009

Drew Johnson wrote:

The Tennessee Center for Policy Research is bringing our “Pork Tour” to Chattanooga and I hope you’ll attend, as well as help get the word out.

This free event will be at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga from noon to 2pm this Wednesday (June 3). At the event, we will celebrate the release of the 2009 Tennessee Pork Report by handing out copies and discussing wasteful spending of Tennesseans’ hard-earned tax dollars by state and local government.

We’ll have a complimentary pork BBQ lunch (a whole roasted pig actually) and our big pink pig mascot will also be in attendance for all the kiddies – so bring your entire family.

We expect a good media turnout as well, so it’ll be a great opportunity to show your opposition to pork spending and your support of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research’s efforts to advance liberty.

Please blog, email, Facebook, etc, about the event and invite anyone who may be interested.

Here’s the Facebook invitation:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=98442203720

Here’s all the info:

Host: Tennessee Center for Policy Research

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Coolidge Park

Street: 200 River Street

City/Town: Chattanooga

Phone: 615.383.6431

Email: info@tennesseepolicy.org

Join us for free barbeque in celebration of the release of our 2009 Pork Report!

The Pork Report is Tennessee’s only comprehensive, detailed examination of government waste and pork barrel spending at all levels of government in Tennessee. This year’s Pork Report uncovers over $500 million in waste, fraud and abuse of your tax dollars.

Nearly 100 examples of wasteful spending by state and local governments are exposed, including $9 million for an underground “Party Bunker” at the Governor’s Mansion, $2.3 million in bail out 11 financially insolvent state-owned golf courses, $1 million to study mice genes and $40,000 for unused phone lines.

Video: Reality Report via Restore The Republic.com and Gary Franchi-May 30, 2009

June 1, 2009

Topics:

Enhanced Drivers Licenses

Autism and Vaccinations

Return to Jekyll Island and the prelude to the 2009 Continental Congress

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