Archive for the ‘Big Brother Is Too Big’ Category

Coming Soon: Sunday Bloody Sunday-Video

August 16, 2009

Fortunately, it will be a lot more difficult to deploy the bastards here. We’re ready.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs_2QRCEtl0

Hauntings Of The Jack Kennedy Scenario Revisited

July 12, 2009

The Federal Reserve , a cadre of private bankers (which is no more federal than Federal Express) were under threat by John Kennedy’s determination to get our monetary system back in control of the people. Thus, Kennedy was terminated on November 22, 1963 by the powers that is.

The song remains the same. America’s citizens, taxpayers and property owners are getting wise to the command & control practices of the “Fed”. The Fed cannot tolerate being under the scrutiny of any constitution, law, congress, senate or the people. But that’s about to change.

The insanity of the Federal Reserve’s practices are only justified by our representative government’s necessity to fund all of the un-Constitutional projects that it cannot afford. Even if the projects are constitutional, “We The People” shouldn’t be liable for expenditures that our government can’t afford.

When government “Dreams” take precedence to fiscal and Constitutional responsibility, socialism takes over and the Fed doesn’t care what our government is borrowing money for, as long as future generations pay up.

Check out the link below

www.reuters.com/article/companyNewsAndPR/idUSN0945907120090709

Freedom Eradication Management Agency (FEMA)-June 14, 2009

June 14, 2009

“They’re from the several governments, and they’re here to help us, right?”

The following is a link to FEMA’s website and addresses the exercise that will be taking place July 27-31, 2009, in the U.S.. I can’t help but recalling the wonderful job that FEMA did after hurricane Katrina left the scene of the storm.

They were so thoughtful, they went door-to-door disarming private citizens in their own homes. Your tax dollars at work against you.

http://www.fema.gov/media/fact_sheets/nle09.shtm

Digging Really Deep Holes-via DownsizeDC.org-June 13, 2009

June 13, 2009

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Quote of the Day: “One time in the House of Representatives told me a story about a proposition that a teacher put to a boy. He said, ‘Johnny, a cat fell in a well 100 feet deep. Suppose that cat climbed up 1 foot and then fell back 2 feet. How long would it take the cat to get out of the well?’ Johnny worked assiduously with his slate and slate pencil for quite a while, and then when the teacher came down and said, ‘How are you getting along?’ Johnny said, ‘Teacher, if you give me another slate and a couple of slate pencils, I am pretty sure that in the next 30 minutes I can land that cat in hell.’ if some people get any cheer out of a $328 billion debt ceiling, I do not find much to cheer about concerning it.” — Senator Everett Dirksen, Congressional Record, June 16, 1965

Subject: How deep is the hole the politicians are digging for us?

The financial newsletter The Privateer reports…

“Warnings have been issued from the Treasury that the Congressionally mandated debt ceiling of $12.1 TRILLION will most likely be breached in the second half of this year.”

This pit of borrowing doesn’t even account for the deepening currency well we reported in last Friday’s Dispatch.

The politicians are borrowing and the FED is printing at staggering rates. As their shovels continue to ominously clang and clash, the news gets worse. Again, from The Privateer…

“The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) list of troubled American banks has risen in the past three months from 1,568 banks with about $2.3 TRILLION in assets to US 1,816 banks with some $4.4 TRILLION in assets. Just who guarantees the FDIC? The US Treasury of course.”

To be more specific, you the taxpayer will dig out all of those banks.

And if past history is a guide, that FDIC list is conservative to a fault. The real number of “troubled” banks is almost certainly higher. It seems the FDIC, like most government regulatory agencies, is usually the last to know there’s a problem.

That’s not all. Relying on data from the US Federal Reserve and Congressional Budget Office (CBO), The Privateer reports…

There’s a hodge-podge of guarantees totaling $12.9 TRILLION, with…

* $8.2 TRILLION from the Fed
* $2.7 TRILLION from the US Treasury
* $2.0 TRILLION from the FDIC

On top of that, the US government has…

* Made asset purchases of $2.3 TRILLION
* Guaranteed $7.3 TRILLION worth of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae debts
* Made other guarantees of $6.6 TRILLION to the US banking system.

“The sum total of all this ‘Stimulus’ is $29.1 TRILLION!” concludes The Privateer.

It would be fair to point out that not all that money has actually been spent yet. Things would have to go wrong in order to trigger those guarantees.

So we must turn to history to see if we’re doomed to the ditch. Were the bailouts an effective strategy or a sink-hole?

Consider the example of Citibank. When former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson first extended support to Citi, his team believed it was strong. Paulson believed the funds would be focused at stabilization of the markets and the economy. Yet TheStreet.com was already giving them a C-. Once again, government was the last to know, because Citibank almost went out of business and required a second bailout just weeks later.

That track record is no cause for hope about these guarantees.

And another crater might await the banks. Weiss Research reports that U.S. banks have a total of $200.4 TRILLION in derivatives, and that those derivatives may well do more severe damage to bank balance sheets.

“According to the OCC’s Q4 2008 report, America’s top five commercial banks control 96 percent of the industry’s total derivatives, while the top 25 control 99.78 percent. In other words, for every $100 dollar of derivatives, the big banks have $99.78 … while the rest of the nation’s 7,000-plus banking institutions control a meager 22 cents! This is a massively dangerous concentration of risk.”

Derivatives caused record losses for banks in the fourth quarter of 2008. Are there more serious losses to come?

And we’re left to wonder, should that time come, where will the government get the money to cover these “too big to fail losses?”

Yet, those aren’t the only pitfalls. The projected budget deficit this year is $1.8 trillion. Just a year ago, many of us were screaming about a projected $490 billion deficit. Oh, for the good ole days!

But that projected deficit will certainly deepen, even though the White House budget allegedly reduces the deficit over the next few years. Why?

Unemployment! The Libertarian Party reported this week that a Jan. 10 White House report selling the stimulus package promised unemployment under be kept under eight percent. Instead, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it grew to 9.4 percent, placing unemployment at a 26-year-high, with 14.5 million workers now jobless.

Uncle Sam is “bursting at the seams,” but he’s probably going on a diet. Higher unemployment means lower than expected tax revenues. That means the deficit will be more cavernous than projected — maybe in excess of $2 TRILLION.

In review, numbers to be concerned about are,

* $12 TRILLION, the National Debt number that’s rapidly approaching
* $29.1 TRILLION in bailout/stimulus guarantees
* 1,816 “troubled” banks with about $4.4 TRILLION in assets
* $200.4 TRILLION in U.S. bank-held derivatives that can create tens of billions of dollars of losses, and perhaps bank failures
* $2 TRILLION, the likely federal budget deficit

Indeed, the hole the politicians are digging is unfathomable. But that’s not all the numbers we have to WORRY about.

According to the Social Security Administration, the federal government’s unfunded liabilities equals $101 TRILLION — that’s a liability of $834,000 for every full-time working American. These long-term debts are primarily due to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Even here, the news threatens to get considerably worse…

* Social Security, a Ponzi scheme that makes Bernie Madoff look like a piker, has, until now, taken in more money than it puts out. It was projected that starting in 2017, it would run a deficit. But due to high unemployment rates, it will likely turn its first loss in 2010.

* As we’ve reported in these Dispatches, the President seems determined to bring health care under total government control, including dramatically expanding Medicare.

What does all this mean to you?

Sooner or later, the politicians will either…

a) Default on commitments, perhaps with a variety of tinkering reforms like rationing, means-testing, tax increases, etc. or,
b) Inflate the currency so much that you’ll see massive price increases for virtually everything. Imagine, for example, $8 per gallon gas.

Let’s put a stop to this digging. Instead, we can do four very important things…

1) TAKE ACTION. We’ve updated our Unfunded Liabilities campaign to reflect the Social Security number. Send a message objecting to the very deep hole the politicians are digging. Demand that they “Downsize DC!”

2) Forward this message to others and ask them to join you in sending a message to Congress.

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Fascialism: The New American System by Thomas DiLorenzo-via LewRockwell.com-June 12, 2009

June 12, 2009

“If classical liberalism spells individualism, fascism spells government.”
~ Benito Mussolini,
Fascism: Doctrines and Institutions, p. 10

The two worst scourges of humanity in the twentieth century were socialism and fascism. Together, they wrecked much of the world economy because of their shared “fatal conceit” (F.A. Hayek’s term) that government central planners were superior to private property and free markets. Fascist and socialist governments (not that there’s much difference between them) murdered over 100 million of their own citizens, as the sociologist R.J. Rummel has documented (See his book, Death by Government), and instigated wars that caused the deaths of millions more.

Incredibly, the two-party duopoly that has long ruled America has adopted both fascism and socialism as the defining characteristics of our economic system. Call it Fascialism. It is a recipe for national economic suicide.

Economic Fascism

Economic fascism as practiced by Italy and Germany in the 1920s and ’30s allowed private property and private enterprise to exist, but only if it was strictly controlled and regimented by the state so that it would serve “the public interest” and not private interests. The philosophy of German fascism was expressed in the slogan Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz, which means “the common good comes before the private good.” “The Aryan,” Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf, “willingly subordinates his own ego to the community and, if the hour demands, even sacrifices it.” This sounds a lot like John McCain’s campaign theme of “Country First” (before self-interest), doesn’t it?

Of course, it is the government that decides what constitutes “the common good.” Is there any doubt that government will now define what constitutes “the common good” in the banking and automobile industries – and in health care once it is fully nationalized?

The philosophy behind Italian fascism was virtually identical. “The fascist conception of life,” Mussolini wrote in Fascism: Doctrines and Institutions, “stresses the importance of the State and accepts the individual only in so far as his interests coincide with the State.”

It is remarkable how contemporary economic policy pronouncements are so often identical to those made by early twentieth-century European fascists. Mussolini complained in 1935, for example, that government intervention in the Italian economy was “too diverse, varied contrasting. There has been . . . intervention, case by case, as the need arises.” His advisor, Fausto Pitigliani, explained that under fascism government regulation would achieve a certain “unity of aim” instead.

This is exactly how the powers that be in Washington, D.C. have diagnosed the current financial crisis: There’s been too little financial market regulation, they tell us, and it has been too, well, diverse and contrasting. Thus, they have recommended a Super Regulatory Authority that will supposedly regulate, regiment, and control all “systemic risk taking” in the entire economy. The only debate is whether an entirely new agency should be created to achieve this “unity of aim,” or if the Fed – which caused the current economic crisis in the first place – should be given the responsibility.

Government-business “partnerships” were a hallmark of both Italian and German fascism. As Ayn Rand once noted, however, in such “partnerships” government is always the “senior partner. ” Government-business “collaboration” was supposedly needed in fascist Italy, explained Fausto Pitigliani in his 1934 book, The Italian Corporatist State, because “the principle of private initiative could only be useful in the service of the national interest.” It is this “service of the national interest” that is the intended work of the newly appointed “Car Czar” in the Obama administration (along with twenty or so other “czars” so far). It is inevitable that the end product will be the world’s worst cars, endless subsidies and bailouts, and mind-boggling debt piled onto the backs of the taxpayers. All to pay off a campaign debt to the United Autoworkers Union, which bears most of the responsibility for the destruction of General Motors and Chrysler in the first place.

The hallmark of the Obama administration’s economic policy thus far is a forced “partnerships” with dozens of large banks along with General Motors and Chrysler. It is threatening hundreds of other “partnerships” in the name of environmental regulation. And that’s just in the first five months. Mussolini would be envious.

Italian fascism created one gigantic bailout economy. Italian social critic Gaetano Salvemini wrote in his 1936 book, Under the Axe of Fascism, that “It is the state, i.e., the taxpayer, who has become responsible to private enterprise. In Fascist Italy the state pays for the blunders of private enterprise.” “Profit remained to private initiative,” Salvemini wrote, but “the government added the losses to the taxpayers’ burden. Profit is private and individual. Loss is public and social.” Sound familiar?

Mussolini himself boasted in 1934 that “three quarters of the Italian economic system had been subsidized by government,” Salvemini wrote. The Obama administration (with a jump start by the Bush administration) is on a path to exceed this level of plunder.

Socialism

In the preface to the 1976 edition of his famous book, The Road to Serfdom, F.A. Hayek wrote (p. xxiii) that when the book was first published in 1944, socialism meant “unambiguously the nationalization of the means of production and the central economic planning which made this necessary.” But by the 1970s “socialism has come to mean chiefly the extensive redistribution of incomes through taxation and the institutions of the welfare state.” Thus, ever since the 1930s the Democratic Party in America has been the party of socialism, with the Republican Party either providing little or no effective opposition or, as with the administration of President George W. Bush, serving as accomplices. The Bush administration vastly expanded the welfare state, while Obama intends to expand it much faster, especially if he succeeds in implementing health care socialism and imposing even more punitive levels of income taxation on the most productive citizens.

Obama promises the worst of all economic worlds: A vast expansion of the welfare state form of socialism, as defined by Hayek, along with a heavy dose of old-fashioned, early twentieth-century, Stalinist socialism with the nationalization of banks, automobile companies, the health care industries, and whatever else he can get away with. The Mussolini-like cult of personality that has developed around him will facilitate this disastrous path to national economic suicide.

June 12, 2009

Thomas J. DiLorenzo [send him mail] is professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland and the author of The Real Lincoln; Lincoln Unmasked: What You’re Not Supposed To Know about Dishonest Abe and How Capitalism Saved America. His latest book is Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution – And What It Means for America Today.

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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.

Say No To Real I.D.-DownsizeDC.org-May 29, 2009

May 29, 2009

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MEDIA NOTICE: Today (Friday), Jim Babka is scheduled to appear on “Straight Talk w/ Jerry Hughes,” starting at 3:05 PM Eastern. Listening details can be found on the DownsizeDC.org blog.

Quote of the Day: “I won’t call it Real ID, I’ll call it enhanced or higher security drivers license.” — Robert V. LaPenta, President and CEO of L-1 Identity Solutions, which stands to be a primary beneficiary of any government scheme for a national ID card

Subject: Tricking Americans Into Real ID

Jim Harper, at the Cato Institute, alerts us to new dangers on the national ID front.

The so-called Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and certain politicians, are trying multiple ways to impose a national ID card on us, even though the American people have made it very clear we don’t want it.

One under-handed scheme started with the passage of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which requires law abiding U.S. citizens to have either a passport or an enhanced drivers license to cross the Mexican or Canadian borders. An “enhanced drivers license”…

* Is an initiative of the DHS that has NO Congressional mandate
* Will require you to undergo a security interview, pay a fee, and get a new federal ID number (in addition to your Social Security number)
* Has an RFID chip that can be read at a distance, up to 30 feet away, even while it’s in your wallet!

Now things are being rigged to move citizens in the direction of the enhanced drivers license.

The problem starts with the fact that passports are too expensive. The high price gives people an incentive to pay for the enhanced drivers license, which is about half the cost. The Government Accounting Office had already issued a report saying that the $100 price for a passport didn’t need to be that high, but…

Now they’ve raised the price even higher. Representative Paul Opsommer of Michigan suspects the purpose of this is to drive even more people to get the cheaper (but more dangerous) enhanced drivers license.

Please notice that all of this is being driven NOT by Congress, but by un-elected bureaucrats in the DHS and the State Department. But that doesn’t mean Congress is blameless. Congress is doing nothing to reign in the bureaucrats, plus, some are even working to make things worse. For instance…

Something called the PASS Act is being crafted to revive the Real ID concept, under a new name, and companies like L-1 Identity Solutions, which stands to benefit, are almost certainly lobbying hard to make it happen. We must lobby just as intensely in the other direction.

Please send your Congressional employees a message asking them once again to repeal the REAL ID Act.

Use your personal comments to ALSO ask them to…

* Stop the DHS from promoting enhanced drivers licenses
* Make the State Department lower the cost of passports
* Reject all the new forms of REAL ID, such as the PASS Act

We achieved our goal of sending more messages in May then we sent in April, but this issue still needs your attention. We hope you’ll use DownsizeDC.org’s proprietary Educate the Powerful System to send a message to repeal the Real ID Act.

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AE 9/11 Truth – Action Alert! May 24, 2009

May 24, 2009

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Dated: May 15, 2009

Urgent Message from Richard Gage, AIA

NYC 9/11 Investigation Ballot Initiative

Fellow Architect/Engineer and other Petition Signers,

It looks like 2009 will be the breakthrough year for establishing a real investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center high-rise on 9/11. At the San Francisco AIA convention, April 30 to May 2, about 60 architects signed our petition calling for a new investigation, bringing the total number of architects and engineers calling for a new investigation to over 700.

Out on the East coast, a different petition is happening—one that we must support FULLY. In the very city where these tragic events took place, over 38,000 New Yorkers have so far signed the petition calling for a citywide referendum on the formation of a new, independent, impartial investigation into the events of September 11, 2001. When the voters of New York City collect the required number of signatures to put this referendum on the ballot and pass it by majority vote, a new Commission will be formed, this time consisting of pre-selected individuals who will follow the evidence wherever it may lead. Such a Commission will give us the legally established venue to present the evidence for the explosive controlled demolition of the three WTC high-rises.

For over three years, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth have called upon Congress to reopen the 9/11 investigation. Our demand has fallen on deaf ears. Now, we have the opportunity to help make this investigation a reality.

The dedicated team at NYCCAN in New York City need OUR support. To guarantee their referendum will make it on the ballot, they must to collect 35,000 more signatures by the end of June. Their goal is attainable if they have adequate funding. Their petitioning staff has become so effective that they collect 1 signature for every dollar spent – “a buck a sig”, as they like to put it. If 2,000 of us donate only $25, they will immediately raise the $50,000 needed for the completion of their petitioning effort. And with 75,000 signatures, the referendum will indeed make it on the ballot. This donation must be in addition to your ongoing support of AE911Truth. We cannot afford to lose any of your valued support at this time – as our upcoming architect convention projects are equally important in the overall 9/11 truth effort.

Now is the time for us to put our money where our heart is. Donate $25 right now, and we will be able to present the evidence before an independent, impartial Commission. Now is the time to support the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now, because NYC CAN.

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Richard Gage, AIA

Fingerprints For Traffic Infractions??? Tennesseans-A Useful Letter Is Below-Don’t Let It Go To Waste!-May 24, 2009

May 24, 2009

To: “sen joe haynes” <sen.joe.haynes@capitol.tn.gov>
Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 2:47:39 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: SB2153

Senator Joe Haynes,
My name is ______________. I am a United States citizen and a resident of Tennessee. It has been brought to my attention you are proposing a bill titled SB2153. This bill is coming up for vote on May 28th, 2009. SB2153, if it were to become a law, would allow police officers to take the fingerprints of motorists who have been pulled over for a traffic infraction. This is a very clear violation of Americans’ civil liberties and must not pass into law. SB2153 is unconstitutional and should not even be considered.  My civil liberties are not up for a vote, Senator. You cannot remove the rights and freedoms of law-abiding citizens to apprehend those who are not.
Letters and blogs on bill SB2153 are circulating the internet. American citizens finally have a way to be informed on what you political people are doing. We have left you law-makers unsupervised for far too long. Americans are tired of having their civil liberties taken away all in the name of “protection”.  I have my own protection handed down to me by our forefathers and fought for by our military, service men and women. My protection is called the United States Constitution.
The Constitution is what you have been elected to protect and uphold, Senator. You were not elected to change the Constitution, decreasing power belonging to the citizens and increasing powers for the government. I’m a proud citizen of the United States of America and I, nor my countrymen, will watch you politicians put a wedge between us and our Constitution. We will no longer sit quietly while we are stripped of our rights, our freedoms, and our ability to control the government that grows so ever close to completely dominating every aspect of our daily lives. Enough is enough.
Now, with all due respect, Senator Joe Haynes, I’m not asking you, I’m telling you to extirpate bill SB2153.  We do not want bill SB2153 in any way, shape, form, or fashion. Your cooperation in this matter is expected.
Sincerely,
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_________________, Tennessee

Will YOU be nationalized next? – DownsizeDC.org – May 11, 2009

May 13, 2009

D o w n s i z e r – D i s p a t c h


Quote of the Day: “A centralized democracy may be as tyrannical as an absolute monarch.” — James Anthony Froud (1818-1894) British author and historian Source: Short Studies on Great Subjects, 1872

Subject: Will YOU be nationalized next?

The federal government is nationalizing and centralizing in all directions, including . . .

* Banks
* Insurance companies
* Car companies
* And, as we reported yesterday, they now fund the majority of state government expenditures

But it isn’t just companies and state governments. The Feds want to nationalize YOU too.

It’s important for our new members to know that Congress is weaving a net that will ensnare all of us in a centralized database that could not only track where you go and what you do, but also . . .

What YOU spend on health care, and the kind of treatment YOU receive.

This scheme started with the so-called REAL ID Act, which would standardize state drivers’ licenses to make a de facto National ID card. You’ll need this card to cash a check, hire a baby sitter, board a plane, or engage in countless other activities. You’ll need it TO BE A PERSON.

Now that may not sound so different from today. You already need a driver’s license and a Social Security number to do many things. But your drivers’ license isn’t centralized at the federal level, and that makes all the difference. Here’s why . . .

The federal government has a huge problem with the Medicare program. They’ve made trillions of dollars in promises they can’t keep. But they have a plan to control costs . . .

* All of us will have REAL ID cards, issued by the states, but tracked in a centralized database
* The Feds will then force us to have electronic medical records too (this process is underway now)
* Your electronic medical records will be connected to the centralized REAL ID database
* The government will then start dictating which medical treatments you can receive and which you cannot

This last stage in the process is also being planned now. The supposed purpose is to protect us from ineffective treatments, but the real purpose is to control costs. In effect, the politicians will turn the entire country into a giant HMO. Do you want your health care needs being dictated by the same Keystone Gang who passed . . .

* The misguided lead regulation?
* And the self-defeating fossil fuels bill?

Well, here’s where all the threads tie together to create a net that will eventually strangle you. Twenty two states have refused to comply with the first step in this disaster scenario, the REAL ID Act. But how long do you think they’ll hold out now that . . .

The federal government funds half their budgets?!!!

Oh, what a tangled web the politicians weave when first they practice to intervene.

Many things are needed to unravel all the interventions by which the politicians have ruined our health care system. But we must also, at the same time, stop things from getting worse. High on this list is the need to repeal the REAL ID Act.

Don’t let Congress nationalize you. Use our quick and easy Educate the Powerful System to tell your Congressional employees to repeal the REAL ID Act.

Use your personal comments to tell them that . . .

* You oppose mandatory electronic medical records too
* You don’t EVER want federal bureaucrats to use REAL ID and/or electronic medical records to dictate what treatments you can and cannot receive
* You don’t want federal aid to the states to be used either to bribe state governments to comply with REAL ID, or punish them for failing to comply

We pounded Congress with more than 31,730 messages in April. To beat that number this month the Downsize DC Army needs to send at least 1,589 messages today. You can send your message at DownsizeDC.org’s “Repeal REAL ID” campaign page.

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Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

Keeping Score

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