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Einstein’s definition of insanity:
Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
This site dives into the
subjects most people would rather ignore
politics, religion, money and sex
Many people will look at this site, rationalize "My life is good, this doesn’t affect me, why should I care? Still have my MTV, BET, ESPN"; impervious to danger, like the Captain of the Titanic steaming full speed toward the iceberg ahead.
Neither you nor I voted for a National Debt of $19.8 trillion $19,808,504,852,207.21 Oct. 25,2016; nor the squandering so far of over $11.4 trillion ($11,473,000,000,000 August 2016) on interest payments (Debt, Deficit and Interest History), we are stuck cleaning up this mess.
President George Washington
and National Debt
As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is, to use it as sparingly as possible… (19.8 Trillion National Debt, failed that one)
Long ago Thomas Jefferson wrote
“I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debt, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labor and in our amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.”
Our Interest payments last year amounted to
$1,185,341,514 ($1.185 Billion) per-day; $432,649,652,901 ($432.6 Billion) for the year, your elected representatives need to wake-up.
The major problem is we are still racking up debt; We (The Nation, United States of America) went $1.4 Trillion in the hole fiscal year 2016 and have already racked up another $225 Billion debt from 10/1/16 - 10/25/16; the Federal Reserve Bank and Wall Street are not your friends, they are more like your neighborhood heroin dealer and money is the drug.
From 1940 through 1963 the highest tax
rate was over 80 percent reaching the high of 94 percent in 1944 &
1945 according to the IRS site on tax rates. That is how World War II & the Korean War
the Interstate Freeway System our bridges and the infrastructure was paid for
and those rates will be necessary again to pay down the National Debt.
The first step in repairing a problem is to acknowledge there is a problem, then figuring out how it came about, so solutions can be implemented. That being said problems will not fix themselves and sometimes shared pain is necessary. For an overview listing of the contents-index; and a start of solutions to fix some of our problems plus a questionnaire please follow the links. This made in Washington D.C. mess did not happen overnight, but has been building up over the course of decades
From the Neo-Con blueprint
TYRANNY OF DEBT
burdensome debt has been created ($19.8 trillion). For the payment of
interest it becomes necessary to have recourse to new loans, which do not
swallow up but only add to the capital debt. And when this credit is exhausted
it becomes necessary by new taxes to cover, not the loan, BUT ONLY THE INTEREST ON IT.
These taxes are a debit employed to cover a debit.
“Let me issue and control a
nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws.”
Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), founder of the House of Rothschild.
If the loan bears a charge of 5 per cent, then in twenty years the State vainly pays away in interest a sum equal to the loan borrowed,($19.8 trillion) in forty years it is paying a double sum,($39.6 trillion) in sixty - treble,($59.4 trillion) and all the while the debt remains an unpaid debt.
When the $11,473,499,000,000 ($11.4 trillion) already squandered for interest is added to the debt still owed this becomes
a lot of money. This was a great plan for the banks/lenders but a horrible plan for those having to pay the interest!
There is no nice way to say this, Wall Street does not care about you, Bankers do not care about you, Owners of Hedge Funds do not care about you, The Elitists don't care about you, the majority of the people living in the United States of America have been used.
"You can fool all the people some of the
time, you can fool some of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the
people all the time."
Many have been played as fools, Wall Street
does not invest in America, Wall Street is a Gamblers Paradise, those people do not work, they are con men
skimming the cream of the everyday workers blood, sweat and tears. Wall Street
does not give a rip about you or your kids. The Bankers, and Gamblers (Wall
Street & Hedge Fund operators) only care about money and with so many in
the House, Senate and even President candidates
begging for campaign money they will not produce change because that
would amount to biting the hand that feeds them.
If history repeats itself yet another time it will not be pretty: I SEE ONE-THIRD OF A NATION ILL-HOUSED, ILL-CLAD, ILL-NOURISHED THE TEST OF OUR PROGRESS IS NOT WHETHER WE ADD MORE TO THE ABUNDANCE OF THOSE WHO HAVE MUCH; IT IS WHETHER WE PROVIDE ENOUGH FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TO LITTLE
From the Memorial of President Roosevelt
President George Washington in his farewell speech
warned the people of the dangers of Potentates’; Political Parties & Debt: it is too
bad that the people have disregarded/ignored his sound advice!
Could it be that due to our unwillingness to foresee "Unintended Consequences" that we are now a nation best described as being on "Life Support"
The Law of Unintended
As in science, medicine, engineering and even finance there are laws and there are theories, one law that crosses all spectrums is the Law of Unintended Consequences: President Clinton could never have foreseen that Monica Lewinsky would not send her blue dress to the cleaners, but instead leave the stain as a keepsake. The married Speaker of the House and prosecutor at President Clinton's impeachment trial, Newt Gingrich was having an affair while airing Ms. Lewinsky’s dirty laundry. After Gingrich, came the Speaker-designate, Representative Bob Livingston, who announced the end of his candidacy for Speaker and his resignation from Congress from the floor of the House after his own marital infidelity came to light.
Most people did not care, nor did they want to know about the sexual escapades of Clinton or Gingrich or Livingston. It was the Republican hypocrisy, which became known because of the Law of Unintended Consequences that really ticked people off.
Back to our debt problem
It seems that our politicians’ are somewhat confused, the reason a large number of us did not vote for Mr. Romney and the Republicans was because President Obama and the Democrats were viewed as the lesser of two evils, God only knows if there is a lesser of two evils this time (what a sad way to run this country).
The greed, maneuvering and hypocrisy of to many elected officials is disgusting. Some of us do not suffer from amnesia, we have a $19.6 trillion debt because the Republicans took this country off the gold standard back in 1971, when Nixon was President, to pay for the War in Vietnam and this country has been living on borrowed money ever since.
In 2001 instead of using the surplus money the government was taking in to pay down “our” National Debt, President Bush and the Republicans (G.O.P.) decided to run up a Strategic Deficit (Two unfunded wars and a tax cut), never taking into consideration the law of unintended consequences, (Strategic deficit to cut programs) this plan was concocted while the Republican President Reagan was in office.
Interest paid out since the start of the Reagan Republican era exceeds $11.473 trillion Interest (usury) paid out for fiscal year 2016 which ended Sept. 30, 2016 was $432,649,652,901.12; imagine the infrastructure that could have been repaired, the space programs lost, the medical research that could have been accomplished instead of tossing the people's money away on interest.
Lew’s “Extraordinary Measures” on Debt
Just “Cook the Books”
Why be Disingenuous
What will it take for the masses to wake up
Unfettered "capitalism" is every bit as
dangerous as communism and fascism
Tyranny is legal when tyrants make the rules
oli•gar•chy: a puppet government controlled by individuals, corporations, and P.A.C.s who have bought off (purchased) candidates i.e. Adelson, Koch, Soros. Examples of some Oligarchies
For the Wealthiest, a Private Tax System That Saves Them Billions
Wall Street Pays Bankers to Work in Government,
Admission of guilt
Elizabeth Warren slams corporate wrist-slapping
people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government
institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these
United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers;
foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money
– The Honorable Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee in the 1930s
Despite being warned, President Woodrow Wilson signed the 1913 Federal Reserve Act. A few years later he wrote: I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men. -Woodrow Wilson
The Federal Reserve Bank (which is not run by the United States government and which came into existence because of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913) finally stopped the controversial policy known as quantitative easing, they bought $45 billion in Treasuries each month for 4 years ($540 Billion per year) and $40 billion mortgage-backed securities each month($480 Billion per year) that equaled $4,080,000,000,000 ($4.08 trillion). (Guess where the money came from? The United States Treasury Dept.)
equity chief went so far as to publicly thank Ben S. Bernanke, the Federal
Reserve chairman until last month, whose program of extraordinary economic
stimulus has helped push stocks higher, feeding the private equity machine. “Thank you, Ben
Bernanke. I saw him last Thursday, and I thanked him,” Mr. Schwarzman of
Blackstone said during a conference in December. “The opportunity for us to be
able to attract funds is very, very high.”
Stephen A. Schwarzman, the head of the Blackstone Group, took home $452.7 million, ([$8,690,000] $8.69 million per week) also more than double what he made in the previous year.
Invitation Homes: Dallas-based subsidiary of The Blackstone Group has spent $8 billion buying about 43,000 homes nationwide. That's amazing, veterans are homeless and these people only seem to be concerned about fatter returns.
Yes Ben; thanks for twisting that knife in the back of We The People Ben; now I understand why people are having such a difficult time buying a house.
An internal Goldman memo suggested that speculation by investors accounted for about a third of the price of a barrel of oil. A commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the federal regulator, subsequently used that estimate to calculate that speculation added about $10 per fill-up for the average American driver. Other experts have put the total, combined cost at $200 billion a year.
Our elected officials appear to prefer serving the Industrial Military Complex, Industrial Spy Complex, Special Interest Banks, Insurance Companies and Hedge Fund Gamblers instead of We The People. Decide to get involved, it is your debt, call your legislative representatives let them know how you feel about $11.473 trillion squandered so far for interest on our children’s $19.8 trillion National Debt; your involvment is needed; it is your country! Do not expect them to listen right away, you will have to call them again and again, might want to enlist friends and family; Special Interest groups have been wining and dining some of “our” elected officials’ for decades.
Why were the banks allowed to raid the FDIC?
Because that is where the money was.
Taken for a Ride Again (4 1/2 min video)
Loophole manufactured, loophole exploited.
The question that needs to be asked is what will it take before WE THE LITTLE PEOPLE wake up?
I know no safe
depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if
we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome
discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion
Single payer – Single;
one, solitary: Payer – the person or entity
who pays the bill
Insurance - coverage by contract whereby one party agrees to guarantee another against a specified loss
Greed – selfish desire; example, The greedy CEO wanted more money at the cost of your health
Insurance companies are more concerned with profits and the bottom line of the company, not the efficiency of your healthcare.
The Pay of a few insurance CEOs; not including
Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish: $13.5 million
Cigna CEO David Cordani: $14.5 million
Humana CEO Bruce Broussard: $10.1 million
“Single Payer” explained in plain, simple, unembellished english
If the people
of the United States of America have been legally mandated by the President,
House, Senate and Supreme Court to have to purchase Health Insurance why are a group
of "Individuals" allowed to pocket Millions of Dollars in wages off the premiums that
WE THE PEOPLE are forced to pay; I thought that was the definition of extortion.
The Mafia could only hope; legalized extortion, how could it get any better
Seeing how WE THE PEOPLE are forced into paying into this racket how about forcing maximum wages payable to these bums, maybe something in line with 25 times the minimum wage [Minimum wage $7.25 per hour; Maximum wage $181.25 per hour, and let’s put a stop to "Stock Options" while we are at it.
Destroyed American companies
The Destruction of the Middle Class "Stock Options"
fetter: a chain or shackle; something that confines; restraint
Unfettered, unrestrained capitalism gave us this national debt, exorbitant health care costs, destroyed pensions, sent jobs off-shore, and brought in foreign workers to replace American workers with H1B1 visas.
Unfettered capitalism is just unchecked greed.
People working together for the betterment of all (Socialism?) gave you clean drinking water, electricity (rural electrification of U.S. 1920-1930), Interstate freeway system, pensions, a 40 hour work week. Our military is a socialistic organization and before the era of Money, Money, Money (Dave Ramsey’s theme song), Christianity was socialistic in nature.
Wall Street only cares about money. Is one person running a hedge fund really worth $3.4 billion a year; that is more than 70,000 enlisted personnel are paid serving in the U.S. Military for a year.
Throughout history unfettered capitalism has always brought about war. If this is allowed to continue millions will again be sacrificed on the Altar of Capitalistic Greed.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of a nation that
bankrupt and dying.
Not just financially in this sea of red ink but morally as well.
And to the republic for which it once stood.
Has our sovereignty been signed away?
(Treaties Supersede our Constitution)
Which has forsaken God.
Injustice, greed, lies, debauchery.
Is divisible with special interest groups.
Over 30,000,000 laws.
How many are pay-offs to special interest groups?
And miscarriages of justice for all.
Unfortunately when laws are not enforced equally on all people
justice becomes a joke.
The choice is yours and it is really quite simple, the choice will be between what is right and what is simple. Do you continue, try to understand what is happening, what are the consequences for yourself and your children or do you change channels, go to a warm and fuzzy website -- leave this mess for someone else.
Member of Congress February 5, 2015
Confessions of a Congressman
If Congress wants to stop the Cynics, Congress needs to stop the Games
By the time World War II ended the young men,
both rich and poor had learned to work together to survive and because of the
shared horrors of war continued to work together for the betterment of all.
Unfortunately over the years others who had not witnessed or been involved in the horrors of war decided they were more valuable and manipulated our elected officials to manufacture laws for their own self-interest.
Is it not amazing how many seem to have an inflated value of their self-worth, many making a high dollar salary believe they are worth it (CEO’s, Lawyers, Wall Street Gamblers). We are all replaceable, although some are a little harder to replace than others (Einstein, Tesla).
I have found few to be worth $250,000 a year; I have never met anyone worth $50,000 a month ($600,000 a year). Now if we could just convince the poor kids selling drugs (maybe they like caviar too) that money isn’t everything because when we die and I don’t care who you are, the big house, fancy cars, exotic toys of the lifestyles of the rich and shameless, it all stays.
If you are a decent individual some people will cry at your funeral, and some might even mourn your passing for a time, reflecting on the good times, but, life goes on, the world didn't stop spinning. At work they will find someone to replace you; you’re expendable, you are replaceable.
What is that CEO or Lawyer or Wall Street Gambler really worth when good men and women are injured, maimed or killed standing up for this country? How arrogant can the CEO or Lawyer or Wall Street Gambler be when we as a nation can replace a President such as Lincoln or Kennedy in just a matter of hours?
It ended up that Everybody blamed others when Nobody did what Somebody -- Anybody could have done.
YOUR ACTION NEEDED:
Contact your elected representatives in Washington DC and tell them to get over their party differences and get to solutions NOW. Let them know you are disappointed that $11.473 trillion has been squandered so far paying interest on the $19.6 trillion National Debt.
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