$9.7 Trillion Porkulus - Chuckie Schumer: "The American People Really Don't Care" - Optibike - Arginine

Any lay person who wants to understand what is going on with the economy should begin by viewing the collection of "must see" video snippets I have assembled for this blog! Protect yourself and your families with knowledge!

Gigantic neo-feudalistic (aka fascist1) ripoff courtesy of the DEMS and Arlen Specter (referred to sarcastically by Judge Robert Bork as an "intellectual titan"), Olympia Snow and Susan Collins, the only three Republicans who voted in favor of the porkulus. Here is a short video of fascist1 Chuckie Shumer in the height of all his smug and snotty glory:


The lying DEMS break their promise to post bill 48-hours before vote. Minority leader John Boehner objecting to the fact NOT ONE person has read all 1100 pages of the humongous porkulus bill being railroaded through to passage:


Chairman Tom Price discusses the stimulus deal struck between Congressional Democrats and the White House without Republican input or public oversight:


Compare the DEMS' behind-closed-doors deal making with the promises Obama made during a campaign speech: "I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over. I have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists — and won. They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am president." The truly amazing thing is that Obama looks and sounds every bit as sincere and convincing when he's lying through his teeth as Bill Clinton does!

OBAMA'S LYING PROMISES OF "NO MORE SECRECY"


Compare also the DEMS' behind-closed-doors deal making with the rhetoric on Obama's President-Elect website: "End the Practice of Writing Legislation Behind Closed Doors: As president, Barack Obama will restore the American people's trust in their government by making government more open and transparent. Obama will work to reform congressional rules to require all legislative sessions, including committee mark-ups and conference committees, to be conducted in public. By making these practices public, the American people will be able to hold their leaders accountable for wasteful spending and lawmakers won't be able to slip favors for lobbyists into bills at the last minute."

Looks like Obama was lying through his politician's2 teeth. Looks a whole lot more like politics as usual than "change we can believe in"!

OPPOSING "STIMULUS" — HUNDREDS OF ECONOMISTS SIGN ON TO CATO INSTITUTE AD:


RICK SANTELLI'S ANTI-BAILOUT RANT ON SQUAWK BOX:


Would You Join Santelli's "Chicago Tea Party?" - In a CNBC poll, 91% answered "Yes", while 7.3% answered "No". Clearly, the American people HATE the Porkulus/Bailout.

STEVE LIESMAN VS. RICK SANTELLI: "SHUT UP, RICK!":


RON PAUL BLASTS SECRET GOVERNMENT RUNNING THE ECONOMY:


JIM ROGERS - THE TRUTH ABOUT FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC:


JIM ROGERS - SOCIALISM FOR THE RICH:


DAVID FROST INTERVIEWS INVESTMENT GURU JIM ROGERS:


JIM ROGERS - 2009 WILL BE THE YEAR OF TOTAL DECLINE FOR US:


JIM ROGERS - THE DOLLAR IS DOOMED AND THE FED'S DAYS ARE NUMBERED:


FORMER FED CHAIRMAN PAUL VOLCKER SAYS THAT THIS IS THE MOTHER OF ALL CRISES, FEB 20, 2009:


MAX KEISER - THE WORLD IS ADDICTED TO US TREASURY BONDS:


MAX KEISER - US ECONOMY IS THE BIGGEST PONZI SCHEME:


PETER SCHIFF3 ON SQUAWK BOX:


Amazon video of Peter Schiff talking about his book and explaining what is happening to the economy - "[First] you've got to understand what is happening, then protect yourself and your family from the consequences":

Peter Schiff is right on the money. Compare his accurate explanation of the economic situation with the spin put out by lying fascists1 such as Chuckie Schumer et al! Here is another informative video message from Peter Schiff.You can learn a lot from other Peter Schiff videos. There are also quite a few Peter Schiff videos on YouTube.

IMPORTANT HISTORICAL QUOTES:

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)

"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." - Frédéric Bastiat (1801–1850)

"The State is the most appalling enginery for the propagation of anti-Christian and atheistic unbelief, and of anti-social nihilistic ethics, individual, social and political, which this sin-rent world has ever seen.” - Archibald Alexander Hodge (1823–1886)

"The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent2 for getting and holding office." "I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time." - H.L. Mencken (1880–1956)

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been about 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: 'From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage." - Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747–1813)

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - John Adams

"A democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who are not." - Thomas Jefferson

"Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?" - Will Rogers

"It is important to remember that government interference always means either violent action or the threat of such action. The funds that a government spends for whatever purposes are levied by taxation. And taxes are paid because the taxpayers are afraid of offering resistance to the tax gatherers. They know that any disobedience or resistance is hopeless. As long as this is the state of affairs, the government is able to collect the money that it wants to spend. Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men… Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom." - Ludwig von Mises

"You don't pay taxes. They take taxes." - Chris Rock

"A nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." - Winston Churchill

"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." - "The Ten Cannots", by Rev. William J.H. Boetcker

"To lay with one hand the power of the government on the property of the citizen, and with the other to bestow it upon favored individuals to aid private enterprises and build up private fortunes, is none the less a robbery because it is done under the forms of law and is called taxation." - United States Supreme Court in Citizens’ Savings & Loan Ass’n v. City of Topeka, 87 U.S. 655 (1874). See also Calder v. Bull, 3 U.S. (3 Dallas) 386 (1798)

"You shall not steal." - Exodus 20:15 - NOTE: The commandment is NOT, "Thou shalt not steal unless thou art one of the dominant individuals in the stupid-human pecking order who call themselves 'government' and who call their thievery 'taxation.'" As Frédéric Bastiat noted, "government" is a fiction, a deception-based illusion. There is no such REAL THING as "government". "Government" is merely the dominant INDIVIDUALS of the stupid-human pecking order struggle (aka "politics"2) who call themselves "government" so they can justify a double standard for their coercion-based fear-mongering unjust behavior. The first great spiritual, intellectual and moral mistake in the thinking of any intellectually honest and intellectually curious person who wants to lead an examined and productive life is to swallow the "government" double standard for human behavior hook, line and sinker. So evil, pervasive and subtle is the great One-Ring "government" delusion that it has developed its own separate language, e.g. "war casualty", "execution", "abortion", etc. for intentional killing (murder), and "taxes", "welfare", "benefits", "usury", "interest", etc. for intentional stealing. - JRW

"When a self-governing people confer upon their government the power to take from some and give to others, the process will not stop until the last bone of the last taxpayer is picked bare." - Kershner's First Law

"No matter what anyone may say about making the rich and the corporations pay taxes, in the end they come out of the people who toil." - Calvin Coolidge - NOTE: Coolidge was 100% correct, while talk-radio blowhards Limbaugh, Hannity and Boortz are 100% incorrect. The reason labor ultimately pays ALL taxes is because labor creates ALL REAL THINGS useful to humans. All successful/profitable businesses pass their taxes on to the consumer via the expenses of overhead figured into the cost of the products they sell. Only the failed businesses who have lost their grandmothers' life savings they borrowed for startup capital actually pay taxes when their collateral and assets are forfeited in a court-ordered attempt to enforce payment of their debts. - JRW

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson

"Man will never be free until the last king (make that the last politician2 - JRW) is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." - Denis Diderot

RECENT VIDEOS, ARTICLES, COLUMNS, AND STATEMENTS:

The American Zeitgeist - See also the Hominid Farm website (blog), and the Viracocha9 YouTube Channel

Soros sees no bottom for world financial "collapse" - Reuters - "His comments echoed those made earlier at the same conference by Paul Volcker, a former Federal Reserve chairman who is now a top adviser to President Barack Obama. Volcker said industrial production around the world was declining even more rapidly than in the United States, which is itself under severe strain.
'I don't remember any time, maybe even in the Great Depression, when things went down quite so fast, quite so uniformly around the world,' Volcker said."

Greenspan backs bank nationalisation - Financial Times - Greenspan: ”It may be necessary to temporarily nationalise some banks in order to facilitate a swift and orderly restructuring,” he said. “I understand that once in a hundred years this is what you do.”

Bank nationalisation gains ground with Republicans - Financial Times - “You should not get caught up on a word [nationalisation],” he [Lindsey Graham] told the Financial Times in an interview. “I would argue that we cannot be ideologically a little bit pregnant. It doesn’t matter what you call it, but we can’t keep on funding these zombie banks [without gaining public control]. That’s what the Japanese did.”

G-7 Says ‘Severe’ Downturn to Persist, Vows to Reverse Slump - Bloomberg.com - "The statement ticks all the right boxes, but as expected does not go beyond generic statements of principle and commitments that we have heard before," said Marco Annunziata, chief economist at Unicredit MIB in London. "The commitment to act in a coordinated way flies in the face of the rather uncoordinated approach that followed similar commitments last October."

MUST READ: Federal obligations exceed world GDP - WorldNetDaily - "As the Obama administration pushes through Congress its $800 billion deficit-spending economic stimulus plan, the American public is largely unaware that the true deficit of the federal government already is measured in trillions of dollars, and in fact its $65.5 trillion in total obligations exceeds the gross domestic product of the world. The total U.S. obligations, including Social Security and Medicare benefits to be paid in the future, effectively have placed the U.S. government in bankruptcy, even before new continuing social welfare obligation embedded in the massive spending plan are taken into account." "'Monetizing the debt' is a term used to signify that the Federal Reserve will be required simply to print cash to meet the Treasury debt obligations, acting in this capacity only because the Treasury cannot sell the huge of amount debt elsewhere." See also John William's website, "Shadow Government Statistics."

A plague on all their houses!", by Camille Paglia - Salon.com - "Most mainstream American voters are undoubtedly suffering from economist fatigue these days. This one calls for tax cuts; that one condemns them. One says we're wasting hundreds of billions of dollars; the other claims that sum falls pathetically short. A plague on all their houses! Surely common sense would dictate that when Congress is doling out fat dollops of taxpayers' money, due time should be delegated for sober consideration and debate. The administration's coercive rush toward instant action, accompanied by apocalyptic pronouncements of imminent catastrophe, has put its own credibility on the line."

Obama has it both ways on pork - AP - "President Barack Obama had it both ways Monday when he promoted his stimulus plan in Indiana. He bragged about getting Congress to produce a package with no pork, yet boasted it will do good things for a Hoosier highway and a downtown overpass, just the kind of local projects lawmakers lard into big spending bills."

U.S. Taxpayers Risk $9.7 Trillion on Bailout Programs - "The $9.7 trillion in pledges would be enough to send a $1,430 check to every man, woman and child alive in the world. It’s 13 times what the U.S. has spent so far on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Congressional Budget Office data, and is almost enough to pay off every home mortgage loan in the U.S., calculated at $10.5 trillion by the Federal Reserve." - (Surely paying off everybody's mortgage would be a fairer and more effective "stimulus" than simply transferring the wealth to a bunch of crooks! - JRW)

Our trip down Turd River - Gerry Spence, world-class lawyer - "Yes, as they say, 'We are up Shit Creek without a paddle.' Perhaps you didn’t know the following. No intellectual has revealed this truth — but Shit Creek is a tributary of Turd River. No matter how hard we fight against it, we cannot get off that river until we reach Turd Falls at its end."

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FOOTNOTES:

1. Fascism = "private economic enterprise under centralized governmental control" — Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language, Second Edition (Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 70-105348). A second synonymous definition would be: fascism = de facto (as contrasted with de jure) private ownership of government over a herd of dumbed-down-by-public-education sheeple who, ignorantly believing countless false political2 promises, gullibly vote in favor of their welfare-state-serf economic status.

2. Always remember, "politics" = person or group A trying to persuade person or group B to obey the will of A, most frequently for the personal financial benefit of A and to the personal financial detriment (higher taxes) of B. That is why deception = the so-called "art" of politics. That is also why "politician" = professional deceiver, and why "political" = deception-based, or having to do with deception.

3. Peter Schiff is president of Euro Pacific Capital and author of "Crash Proof: How to Profit From the Coming Economic Collapse" (ISBN-10: 0470043601, ISBN-13: 978-0470043608).

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