Posts Tagged ‘World Empire Building’

Greg’s Newsletter, Keeping the American Middle Class Informed-March 09, 2009

March 9, 2009

Just So Everyone Knows Where I Stand in my run for the US 3rd Congressional District of Tennessee.

* States Rights – The ever growing influence of Washington on individual states has got to be curtailed, the economic burden by Federal Governmental mandated programs is adding to this economic down turn in state budgets. It is not the Federal Government’s mandates to provide social, moral, and economic direction for the individual states.

* Work with state and local leaders to find new ways of attracting businesses to East Tennessee. Tax incentives are okay but we need to sell our people’s abilities in performing the work required for the jobs of potential companies wanting to relocate here. This can be assisted by trade specific training programs through state and federal training programs, working with the potential companies. We, as a country, will have to build things and sell things to begin to turn this service based economy around into a manufacturing based economy, once again.

* Lobbying Reform – With over 41,000 lobbyists and only 535 elected politicians, where is the representation for the American voters. I believe lobbyists should produce a public “Economic Impact Statement” stating their goals and costs with public repercussions for the lobbyists and politicians if proven misleading. A five year moratorium for politicians turning lobbyists.

* Remove the tax incentives for corporations to ship our jobs out of the country. Over the last several years, there has been the greatest transfer of wealth in human history, without a shot being fired. There has been a general misconception that we must embrace the new world economy. We have always been in the world economy where as our products were the most sought after in the world until the premise that cheap was the better way to go. We must give tax incentives for companies to stay in the US and hiring American workers.

* Small business is the backbone of our economy, reduced tax rates for keeping their businesses in the USA, hiring legal American workers, and elimination of capital gains for businesses smaller than $10 million per year in gross sales would help grow our small businesses in the USA. Currently 70% of the nation’s workforce works in small businesses.

* Re-instate the Anti Trust Laws back to where a corporation cannot influence an entire market by its percentage of ownership of a given market. Example: When the financial market and the government states we cannot let any of these financial entities fail or the entire economy will fail, is not the influence a corporation should have in this country. We can either break them up, there could be a precedence established in the 80’s by the breaking up Bell Telephone or a graduated tax system where the higher percentage in total sales in a given market, the higher tax rate the corporation will pay. This will assist in establishing competitive free enterprise again, not market control capitalism.

* Create a new Treasury Bond that stays separate from the normal bond market. It will be called an “Economic War Bond” for individuals which should have an interest rate 3% above existing prime rates. This will give real incentives to save and the Bond Program will be used to invest in our small businesses in our country by using those funds to invest in small businesses ($10 million in annual sales or less) that have shown profitability in the last 2 to 3 years and keep their operations in this country and hiring American workers. This 3% over prime will be offset by increased tax revenues from more small companies prospering and an increase of American workers working at good paying jobs. If our government and Federal Reserve can give TRILLIONS to the financial industry, with little to no oversight, then they can give us incentives to save and base our economy on real money, not credit. Credit maintains the control of the economy to banks and lending institutions, they have shown us they are not good guardians of the economy and a cash rich economy will be controlled by us, the buying public. This would also instill competition within the banking industry to compete with the government bond program.

* Review the 1500 plus secret trade agreements and re-negotiate them with our economy, as a whole, for negotiation, not just for the benefit financial powers that put our politicians into office.

* Regulate the credit card corporations where they must have interest rates that are aligned with the overall interest rates throughout the financial industries. This will make them qualify the people who they send the cards to, not just to anyone that can breathe. As with any other loan, the card holder must prove they are capable of paying for the credit card. When they have interest rates at 20% to 35% that is usury.

* Remove the secrecy from the financial industry, public disclosure is paramount of the investors of these corporate entities that have directed the changes that have caused these economic problems. This would include hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, credit default swap companies both insurers and the insured, and major stock holders of corporations. The CEOs are just guardians for the major stock holders.

* Secure the US borders and enforce our current immigration laws.

* Term Limits: Senators 2 terms = 12 years, Congress 4 terms = 8 years, Federal Judges (including the Supreme Court) = 15 years.

* Freeze all Federal budgets: Except for Congressional and Presidential declared national emergencies. The only way a department can increase their functional budgets is to reduce true cost within their departments. Current Deceptive Way They Use: If a department wants more money for operations, they request 20% increase and are given a 10% increase and state they saved 10% in their budget. When they are truly getting a 10% increase from the previous budget.

* Eliminate the off budget budgets. All things must be publicly budgeted on the government’s budget. At the end of the Bush Presidency the off budget size was the same size as the declared budget.

* Reduce the enormous amount of money needed for the election campaigns. This can be done through the FCC. Having a broadcast license is a privilege not a right. Networks must have time dedicated to the election process in all time periods, both national and local. I have a plan that goes into to much detail for this outline.

* The Social Security System was established for assistance for our citizens in their retirement years. We need to go back that being the basis of the program. Currently the politicians use it as a slush fund for what ever they think is pertinent to their wishes. Example: The wars in the Clinton and Bush administrations were, in part, funded from the Social Security System, not totally but major parts of them when they decided to go to war. The Supplemental Security Income must be reviewed and get people off the program, except the ones that truly need it. This whole program has been just an addition to the welfare programs that were established after the welfare system was revamped.

* Instead of labor unions, how about incentive programs on job performance. It would reflect the overall performance of the work force and when the company reflects a profit, the workers in all facets of the company receives a portion of the profits. Workforce safety standards are currently part of the government’s mandate. We must perform our duties as employees to better the financial position of who we work for, so each employee benefits from the company’s performance.

* Change the way the Federal Reserve does business. Included on in the Federal Reserve board must be representatives from the administration, the legislative and judicial branches of government, all with equal voting power on the board. No more private bankers running our monetary system without people’s representation in it. I would like to eliminate the Federal Reserve but it is not going to happen with the current way government functions.

* More public referendums at the Federal level. This will push us towards a true representative government. This will also give more interest in how our country is governed to the general public if they knew they had real input to the laws guiding our lives.

* 401ks and all retirement accounts have safe guards built into them that if their stock investments drop dramatically the accounts automatically changes over to the safest investment possible, i.e. government bonds and securities. Since the stock market has become a gambling casino and the extreme cycles of highs and lows, many because of the enormous size of the investment companies controlling the direction of the daily market activity, this would give more stability to the market if they knew 100s of billion of dollars would be coming out of the market. This would also reduce the impact the hedge funds would have on the market. It would also establish competition between the market place and government bonds.

* Increase tax deductions for corporations and individuals who donate to nonprofit programs that assist with people issues. Example: for every dollar donated they get two dollars in tax credits. This should go a long way in easing the economic burden of the government’s welfare spending.

*  No more wars started exclusively by an administration. It must seek Congressional approval before committing this nation’s military to war and it must have the Declaration of War before we commit, as per the Constitution. It isn’t just Bush, Clinton did it in Bosnia, Johnson did it in Viet Nam, and Truman did it in Korea. If there is ever an attack on the US, I guarantee the Declaration will be immediate. We can never attack a sovereign nation again, no matter how an administration wants us to perceive the danger. We were fooled once and the world responded by seeing the US as an aggressor nation.

* Education – Reading, math, science, and Constitutional American History must be a top priority in re-establishing our competitive edge in a free market society. Enough with teaching self esteem and have no skills to compete in the 21st century. Failure is the best teacher for improving ones self esteem because when a person fails at something, they learn not to do it that way again. Then when they have success, their self esteem will rise above anything coddling a failure can produce.

* Upon getting good paying jobs back into our country, we can work towards a single working parent and have the other parent full time raising of the children. This would instill unity within the family unit. This may also instill in children that TV and video games are not the answer for a fulfilling childhood because the parents would hopefully get them out of the house to be a creative individual.

* Global Warming: My belief on this subject is there is not enough data to support all of programs and taxes associated with this issue. I see an avenue for the government to bring in large amounts of ours nation’s wealth through taxation. These programs, I believe, will be a major contributor to the administration’s promise to reduce the deficit in half by the end of their first term. One thing we have seen though, once the government gets more money, they just spend more money. I have seen convincing data where the sun’s cyclical nature has more affect on the earth’s environment than anything man can or has done. We need to be cognizant of the earth’s environment but not the approach I am seeing. I see the way for the government to control more of the economy through taxation and further regulating our lives.

If you have issues with what I stand for, please email me  at… greggoodwin4congress@comcast.net
with your concerns and I will respond to them. Thank you. Greg Goodwin 3/9/09

Lindsey Williams on The Alex Jones Channel / February 10, 2009

February 10, 2009

Lindsey Williams on The Alex Jones Show

Audio Here

Nearing the end of Our Constitutional Republic / Mo Kiah / January 30, 2009

January 30, 2009

Some misconceptions need to be cleared up. First…The United States government is a Constitutional Republic; the founders knew of the detrimental results created by Democracies and Monarchies.

Benjamin Franklin quote… “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. A Republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.”

In other words, the rule of law accompanied by strong compliance with the Constitution most effectively represents “The People” and puts checks and balances on our three levels of federal government to prevent tyranny from showing its power-hungry teeth and treating the self-governed as red-headed-terrorist-stepchildren.

Secondly… Congress receives 99% of bills or acts from their special interests. Congress doesn’t write bills any more (with the exception of Ron Paul and possibly a few others). They are dictated to by greedy, power-hungry fascist corporate lobbyists; Congress takes the draft, fiddles with it, adds pork to it, then they vote on it. End result? We get screwed again.

If anybody believes that a bailout “For The People” is what’s needed to set this country back on its correct path, well, it ain’t gonna happen. Stealing our compensation for services rendered to our employers…then turning around to redistribute the compensation to other people or entities is theft! I don’t like it when our employees steal from “We The People” to bailout some sorry-ass, incompetent entity. It degrades our country, our way of life, threatens freedom and liberty of the people. It also leads to an ever decreasing value of our dollar’s purchasing power at the expense of us, our children and grandchildren.

This bailout scenario is being pursued to usher in a global monetary system that will automatically justify the necessity for a global government. This incremental process has been in the works for over one hundred years. And unfortunately, it looks like everything is right on schedule. Do a little research on “Global Government”, “Central Banks” or “Global Monetary System” and see what results you retrieve.

These bailouts and the accompanying smoke and mirrors (by the way, the mirrors are fading to clear glass) being used to justify the repair of a doomed monetary system are no more than the continuation of an effort to crush the American self-governing process. I don’t take it lightly and “I will not go quietly.”

Democracy = Mob Rule, Constitutional Republic = Rule of law. The main problem is getting the lobbyists out of Washington. There’s 41,000 of them, so we have our work cut out for us.

Greg’s Newsletter, Keeping the American Middle Class Informed / January 20, 2009

January 20, 2009

I have been trying to keep an eye on what is going to be proposed when the new administration takes over the government and this article will give you some idea of what we are going to be seeing. This is another reason why states rights are so important, Washington cares very little about what individual states want or need, they just broad brush their agendas on the entire country, it is just more centralization of our national government.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-45

This is not just one side of the isle either, an example of that was the passage of the Patriot Act which was the most egregious attack on our Constitutional freedoms, ever. Then there was the relaxation and omissions of the regulations that controlled our financial system which the Republicans introduced and passed and a Democratic President signed into law. Then there was NAFTA which the Republicans and Democrats introduced and signed into law by a Democratic President which in turn gave the green light to ship hundreds of thousands of jobs outside the country, with very little return for the work force in this country.

Are you getting the jest of our current Federal Government, not only centralizing more and more of the government but also disregarding what is good for the general population for the benefit of the lobbying powers in Washington? Lobbying reform is a must and we cannot wait for the legislature to give it its just due, on their own time, because it will never happen. We must tell our elected officials we need Lobbying reform that takes out the “behind the door lobbying efforts” and have them give honest public statements on what the lobbyists are trying to obtain, for their benefit.

One final thing I haven’t mentioned lately, between 8:00am and 10:00am EST Monday thru Friday there is a talk radio show from Richmond Indiana that is probably one of the best call in shows I have ever heard. They don’t use screeners to screen out opposing views, as many of the syndicated shows do but they let you voice your opinion on what ever subject you wish. As of the last few months, obviously there have been many shows on the economy. The show is called Talk Back and the host’s name is Troy Derengowski, an excellent show host. To listen to his program go to www.930whon.com and select the “Listen Live” link and enjoy the program. He also enjoys the interaction of the listeners so give his show a call at 888-310-9466. I know it is kind of early for some of you in the Western part of our country but it truly is worth listening to and contributing to. They do not pay me for promoting his show; I just believe it is a terrific show where you can express your opinions, so it try it, I promise you, you will find it interesting and informative and they get many national experts on his show to give their expertise on what is happening in our world today.

Greg Goodwin

1/20/09

Treasury Allowed IndyMac to Cook Books, Commit Fraud / Brian Ross, Justin Rood, and Joseph Rhee / ABC News / January 18, 2009

January 19, 2009

Alex Jones’ Infowars.com: Because there is a war on for your mind!.

Proposed Aggregator Bank is a Trojan Horse for the New “United States Bank” / Hugh Wood / January 19, 2009

January 19, 2009

Alex Jones’ Infowars.com: Because there is a war on for your mind!.

Greg’s Newsletter, Keeping the American Middle Class Informed / January 18, 2009

January 18, 2009

Every time I look into this bailout fiasco, I am amazed at the things the government has done and proposes to do to strengthen the financial institutions and do very little to strengthen the individual American’s balance sheets. This new plan to create a “Bad Bank” or “Aggregator Bank” which is just another name put on a Federal program that will have the same basic agenda the first bailout was supposed to do, buying up bad assets in the financial industry. As we have seen it didn’t work and when Paulson got the green light to control the $700 billion bailout. He changed what they proposed for that money, buying bad assets, but directly injected the money into the financial system’s coffers, without buying up any bad assets or getting the credit markets to lend with a real impact on the credit crisis. In fact most of that money was used for banks and lending institutions to buy up other banks and lending institutions at bargain basement prices or just put that money into their vaults. This just further concentrates the economic power which controls the monetary policy, through lobbying, of our Federal Government.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601068&sid=amhKS1g61_J4&refer=home

This past week, Bernanke was suppose to appear before the Congress for questioning on where the bailout and financial status of the banking system. At the last minute he canceled going to Congress and instead went to Europe to meet with the other central bankers from around the world. By doing this he seems to be more interested in establishing the world banking system than answering to the American people what he and Paulson have been doing with the money and what this proposed new bailout bank is really all about.

After reading this article above, I have given you some of the economic power behind the governmental influence and the lobbying system this article mentions both past and present individuals that have been involved in setting monetary policy in our nation. It is quite an interesting list of groups and people.

1. Kenneth Rogoff – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Rogoff

2. International Monetary Fund – http://www.imf.org/external/about.htm

3. Group of Thirty – http://www.group30.org/index.htm

A. Current Members – http://www.group30.org/members.htm

B. Past Members – http://www.group30.org/pastmembers.htm

C. Emeritus Members – http://www.group30.org/emeritus.htm

4. Timothy Geithner – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Geithner

5. Lawrence Summers – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Summers

6. National Economic Council – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Economic_Council

7. Paul Miller –  bank analyst at Friedman Billings Ramsey & Co- http://www.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUSTRE4AJ1GV20081120

8. Sheila Bair – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_C._Bair

9. Paul Krugman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Krugman

10. Peter Wallison – http://www.aei.org/scholars/scholarID.58/scholar.asp

11. Henry Paulson – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Paulson

12. John Bovenzi – http://www.fdic.gov/news/news/speeches/chairman/spjan1309.html

13. Ben Bernanke – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Bernanke

14. Josef Ackerman Chairman of the Institute of International Financehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_International_Finance

15. Harry Reid – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Reid

16. John Douglas – former FDIC general counsel and partner in Washington law firm – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul,_Hastings,_Janofsky_&_Walker

One thing I have found studying these groups and people, many were influencing the introduction of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act in 1999 which reduced and eliminated the regulations, which were introduced after the Great Depression through the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. These reductions and eliminations of these regulations are what spurred the unregulated dealings in the derivatives markets (hedge funds) which in turned destroyed the housing market, followed by our total economy being affected by this self serving financial direction. Some of these are the people who created this disaster and now they are giving input how to correct it. As we have seen to this point, the only thing this bailout has been correcting is an attempt to correct the bottom lines of the financial industry, what about the American people? The trickle down effect of this bailout has not trickled down past the financial institutions and I doubt if we will see much trickle down for us from this proposed “Bad Bank”.

Finally, this article written by Professor Peter Morici – He is a Professor of International Business at the University of Maryland.  Prior to joining the University, he served as Director of Economics at the U.S. International Trade Commission.  He directed the agency’s professional economists working on ITC investigations and provided international economic policy advice to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, U.S. Trade Representative, Council of Economic Advisors, and other government agencies.

In this article he tells us what the real unemployment numbers are and what needs to be done to begin establishing a direction to improve our nation’s economic condition. He along with others, like Ron Paul, knows what needs to be done to establish a sound recovery for the U.S. economic system with benefits for all of us not just the financially and politically well connected.

http://www.globalpolitician.com/25390-economics

Greg Goodwin

1/18/09

CIA-Mossad hand behind Sangh Parivars extremists / December 06, 2008

January 12, 2009

Rashtriya Sahara, Urdu Daily, Mumbai
Front Page News
December 06, 2008

http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/cia-mossad-hand-behind-sangh-parivars-extremists/

Rice: “U.S. Will Act” Against Alleged Mumbai Perpetrators if Pakistan Will Not / Indian Express / December 07, 2008

December 7, 2008

Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!.