Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Amerika's Future is Death
The Daily Bell ^ | 08.21.12 | Paul Craig Roberts

Posted on 08/21/2012 10:39:12 AM PDT by Chickensoup

Amerika's Future is Death

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – by Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts

“The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die.” - Martin Luther King

Conspiracy theories have now blossomed into what the smug presstitute media calls a "conspiracy culture." According to the presstitutes, Americans have to find some explanation for their frustrations and failings, so Americans shift the blame to the Bilderbergers, the Rothschilds, the New World Order and so forth and so on.

Readers will not be surprised that I disagree with the presstitutes. Indeed, the conspiracy culture is the product of the presstitute media's failure to investigate and to report truthfully. I am certain that the Western media is worse than the Soviet media was. The Soviet media devised ways for helping the public to read between the lines, whereas the Western media is so proud to be confidants of the government that they deliver the propaganda without any clues to the readers that it is propaganda.

Americans have been fed lies by "their" government and the government's presstitute media for so long that it is not surprising that Americans increasingly believe that there is a conspiracy operating against them. Millions of Americans have been evicted from their jobs, careers, and homes while the crooks who stole from them run free and bankroll the presidential candidates. The world as millions of Americans knew it has come to an end, and no one has been held accountable. The explanation that Americans get from the media is that it is their own fault. They bought houses they shouldn't have bought, and they didn't train for the right jobs. It is not unreasonable for Americans to conclude that a conspiracy is operating against them.

Americans are told that "their" government cannot afford to help them because of the budget deficit and the burden on our grandchildren. But Americans see the trillions of dollars that are lavished on banksters, on wars, and on Homeland Security. Why is a police state and another attack on another Muslim country more important than keeping Americans in their jobs and in their homes?

The 11th anniversary of 9/11 is less than a month away. Will the presstitute media remind Americans that the government has spent $6 trillion of Americans' money in out-of-pocket and already incurred future costs as the expense of invading and trying to occupy Afghanistan and Iraq, all to no effect except to enrich the managements and shareholders of the military security complex at the cost of destroying the reputation of the United States and putting Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block?

No, of course not. The spiel will be about our brave troops who are fighting and dying to make the world safe for democracy and women's rights. Washington will wrap itself in the flag and exhort Americans to "support our troops" in the orchestrated war of the day. Hitlery Clinton still gets on the moral high horse and rails at China and Russia, but all the world sees is hypocrisy. No one, not even Washington's puppet governments, any longer takes Washington's moralizing as anything more than a mask for domination by force alone. Democracy, Washington declares, comes out of the barrel of a gun.

Today moralizing is all about money, but not for the 99%. The 99% cannot find good jobs or earn anything on their savings, because the economy is run for the 1%. University graduates cannot get jobs and pay off their student loans. Retraining for the millions of Americans whose jobs were shipped offshore or filled by foreigners brought in on H1-B visas has proved to be a fraud, as there are no jobs for the retrained displaced long-term discouraged American work force. The official jobs projection by the US government is that few university graduates are needed in the work force, so the old mantra that "education is the answer" is just another lie from the Ivy League economic departments who sell the establishment's lies for money.

Any American citizen accustomed to travel America's "wide open spaces" prior to 9/11 must be astonished by the sudden rise of the intrusive Homeland Security, a gestapo-sounding name if there ever was one. Porno-scans and genital feel-ups have spread from airports to bus and train stations and to the public highways, despite the absence of terrorist events. No one in their right mind could possibly think that a 90-year old grandmother in a wheel chair is a terrorist whose diaper needs to be checked or that blond and blue-eyed parents would have strapped a bomb around their 5-year old daughter's waist. No one except the gestapo Department of Homeland Security.

Even some of the gullible flag-waving patriotic conservatives are beginning to wonder about all the security. The reports that the Department of Homeland Security has ordered 750 million rounds of people-killing ammunition are puzzling even those conservatives who have been taking vicarious pleasure in the slaughter of "towelheads."

Why does the Department of Homeland Security need enough ammunition to shoot every American 2.5 times? Why is Homeland Security equipping itself with full-body armor? Why is Homeland Security acquiring new laser technology that can "instantly know everything about you from 164 feet away?" A new army manual for "Civil Disturbance Operations" describes how the military is to be used domestically within the US to put down protests, confiscate firearms and kill citizens.

The police state that is being constructed in "freedom and democracy" America is without parallel in history. When the only terrorists are dupes organized by the FBI, it is clear that the purpose of the police state is not to protect Americans from Muslim terrorists. The purpose of the police state is to terrorize US citizens.

It is not only Homeland Security that is being militarized. The government reported that a large ammunition order was made by the National Weather Service, later updated to have been the Fisheries Office. If you are surprised at this, why has the Social Security Administration ordered 174,000 rounds of hollow-point bullets?

Lists of Homeland Security's ammunition order are available online. Clearly, it is not ammunition for target practice. It is ammunition for killing people: hollow-point bullets for the military rifle, the M-16. Match grade bullets for .308 sniper rifles. 12 gauge shotgun buckshot and slug ammunition. Hollow-point bullets for .357 magnum and .40 caliber pistols.

As there have been no terrorist attacks in the US since the 9/11 attack (itself suspect by experts), except for those organized by the FBI, this massive purchase of firepower is obviously not to protect Americans from Muslim terrorists. So what is it for?

Perhaps this film explains what is in store for the American people who trusted "their" government. War protestors and critics of the government are being redefined as "domestic extremists" who can be arrested for aiding and abetting the enemies of the United States. If Americans wake up to the fact that they are being dispossessed economically, politically, and socially, while Washington is leading them into World War III, and take to the streets in protest, they will encounter extreme military force.

The liberal-left is even more delusional than the flag-waving conservatives. No matter what the government does, conservatives will come down on the government's side. This is because conservatives confuse patriotism with support for the government, not with defense of the Constitution, a suspect document that coddles criminals, terrorists, and war protesters who cause America to lose wars. The liberal-left regards Obama with his half-black origin as a member of the oppressed class, personages endowed by the liberal-left with higher morality. The liberal-left continues to regard Obama as the redeemer even as Obama sits in the Oval Office approving lists of American citizens to be executed without due process of law. Not even Naomi Wolf can wake up the liberal-left.

Do not expect Congress or the presstitutes to do anything about the rapid concentration of power in the police state that Bush and Obama have created. Do not expect to be rescued by federal courts. Even if some judges are inclined to defend the Constitution from its domestic enemy, the courts are powerless if the executive branch does not respect the rule of law. Currently, the executive branch is ignoring a federal judge's injunction against the indefinite detention of US citizens. The Department of Justice (sic) lawyers will not even answer the judge's questions.

A gullible population is helpless if government decides to enslave the people. It is child's play for government to discredit a people's natural leaders and those who provide the people with accurate information. Most Americans have a very small knowledge base and very large ideological preconceptions. Consequently, they cannot tell fiction from fact.

Consider the case of Julian Assange. When the US government, angry that WikiLeaks had published leaked documents that revealed the mendacity and deceit of Washington, first struck out at Assange, support for Assange was almost universal. Then Washington put out the story on the Internet that Assange was an intelligence agent working for the CIA or the even more hateful Mossad. Both leftwing and rightwing Internet sites fell for the obvious lie. Here we have gullibility on the level with those who believed Stalin's charge that Bukharin was a capitalist agent.

Once the libel of Assange began, it over-rode his clearance by the Swedish prosecutor's office of sexual complaints made by the two women who seduced him. Seeing Assange on the ropes, a female prosecutor reopened the closed case, many believe at Washington's urging. Feminists jumped in, demanding that Assange be punished for his seduction by women as he had obviously tricked or coerced them in some way.

It was like Dominique Strauss-Kahn all over again. Falsely accused of sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid, the Director of the International Monetary Fund, chased on two continents by celebrity-hunting women, was knocked out of the race for the French presidency and had to resign his IMF position. The New York police, trained by decades of feminist propaganda to regard every sex charge brought by a woman as the absolute truth, were made to look foolish and incompetent when clear evidence emerged that the charge was fabricated in order to extract money from Strauss-Kahn and possibly in order to knock him out of contention for the French presidency.

Many websites and normally reliable commentators were taken in by the false story. The Washington hegemons and their presstitute media have been even more successful in fooling Americans about terrorist attacks, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, and Iran. What is astonishing is the fact that there have not been any attacks on America, despite the enormous provocations Washington has provided by murdering as many as one million Muslims, destroying three Muslim countries, conducting military operations against seven Muslim countries and preparing an attack on an eighth–Iran.

The President of Russia, whose thermo-nuclear ballistic missiles can remove the US from the face of the earth, stated for all the world to hear that Washington has the entire world in fear of its hegemonic drive. "No one feels safe," said Putin. And certainly not the Russians with American missile bases on their borders and a Washington-funded disloyal and traitorous political "opposition" which serves as Washington's fifth column inside Russia.

America, Putin acknowledged, wants to rule the world. But Washington is not going to rule Russia and China. If the current White House moron keeps his promise to Israeli prime minister Netanyahu that the US will attack Iran next June if Iran does not close down its nuclear energy program (a non-weapons program permitted to Iran as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty), the White House will have opened the door to World War III. In such a war the US would not be immune from attack as it was in WW I and WW II. This time America could disappear in nuclear holocaust. If any of the world survives, people will be thankful for Washington's removal from the scene.

Death is what "your" government in Washington, both Republicans and Democrats, are bringing you. Both parties are driven by the neoconservatives who believe that American hegemony over the world is worth nuclear war to accomplish. If these dangerous ideologues continue to prevail, life on earth has a very short-run prospect.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: freedom; morethorazineplease; paulcraigroberts; saveamerica; spotthelooney
Amerika's Future is Death

The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die.” - Martin Luther King

Conspiracy theories have now blossomed into what the smug presstitute media calls a "conspiracy culture." According to the presstitutes, Americans have to find some explanation for their frustrations and failings, so Americans shift the blame to the Bilderbergers, the Rothschilds, the New World Order and so forth and so on.

Readers will not be surprised that I disagree with the presstitutes. Indeed, the conspiracy culture is the product of the presstitute media's failure to investigate and to report truthfully. I am certain that the Western media is worse than the Soviet media was. The Soviet media devised ways for helping the public to read between the lines, whereas the Western media is so proud to be confidants of the government that they deliver the propaganda without any clues to the readers that it is propaganda.

Americans have been fed lies by "their" government and the government's presstitute media for so long that it is not surprising that Americans increasingly believe that there is a conspiracy operating against them. Millions of Americans have been evicted from their jobs, careers, and homes while the crooks who stole from them run free and bankroll the presidential candidates. The world as millions of Americans knew it has come to an end, and no one has been held accountable. The explanation that Americans get from the media is that it is their own fault. They bought houses they shouldn't have bought, and they didn't train for the right jobs. It is not unreasonable for Americans to conclude that a conspiracy is operating against them.

Americans are told that "their" government cannot afford to help them because of the budget deficit and the burden on our grandchildren. But Americans see the trillions of dollars that are lavished on banksters, on wars, and on Homeland Security. Why is a police state and another attack on another Muslim country more important than keeping Americans in their jobs and in their homes?

The 11th anniversary of 9/11 is less than a month away. Will the presstitute media remind Americans that the government has spent $6 trillion of Americans' money in out-of-pocket and already incurred future costs as the expense of invading and trying to occupy Afghanistan and Iraq, all to no effect except to enrich the managements and shareholders of the military security complex at the cost of destroying the reputation of the United States and putting Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block?

No, of course not. The spiel will be about our brave troops who are fighting and dying to make the world safe for democracy and women's rights. Washington will wrap itself in the flag and exhort Americans to "support our troops" in the orchestrated war of the day. Hitlery Clinton still gets on the moral high horse and rails at China and Russia, but all the world sees is hypocrisy. No one, not even Washington's puppet governments, any longer takes Washington's moralizing as anything more than a mask for domination by force alone. Democracy, Washington declares, comes out of the barrel of a gun.

Today moralizing is all about money, but not for the 99%. The 99% cannot find good jobs or earn anything on their savings, because the economy is run for the 1%. University graduates cannot get jobs and pay off their student loans. Retraining for the millions of Americans whose jobs were shipped offshore or filled by foreigners brought in on H1-B visas has proved to be a fraud, as there are no jobs for the retrained displaced long-term discouraged American work force. The official jobs projection by the US government is that few university graduates are needed in the work force, so the old mantra that "education is the answer" is just another lie from the Ivy League economic departments who sell the establishment's lies for money.

Any American citizen accustomed to travel America's "wide open spaces" prior to 9/11 must be astonished by the sudden rise of the intrusive Homeland Security, a gestapo-sounding name if there ever was one. Porno-scans and genital feel-ups have spread from airports to bus and train stations and to the public highways, despite the absence of terrorist events. No one in their right mind could possibly think that a 90-year old grandmother in a wheel chair is a terrorist whose diaper needs to be checked or that blond and blue-eyed parents would have strapped a bomb around their 5-year old daughter's waist. No one except the gestapo Department of Homeland Security.

Even some of the gullible flag-waving patriotic conservatives are beginning to wonder about all the security. The reports that the Department of Homeland Security has ordered 750 million rounds of people-killing ammunition are puzzling even those conservatives who have been taking vicarious pleasure in the slaughter of "towelheads."

Why does the Department of Homeland Security need enough ammunition to shoot every American 2.5 times? Why is Homeland Security equipping itself with full-body armor? Why is Homeland Security acquiring new laser technology that can "instantly know everything about you from 164 feet away?" A new army manual for "Civil Disturbance Operations" describes how the military is to be used domestically within the US to put down protests, confiscate firearms and kill citizens.

The police state that is being constructed in "freedom and democracy" America is without parallel in history. When the only terrorists are dupes organized by the FBI, it is clear that the purpose of the police state is not to protect Americans from Muslim terrorists. The purpose of the police state is to terrorize US citizens.

It is not only Homeland Security that is being militarized. The government reported that a large ammunition order was made by the National Weather Service, later updated to have been the Fisheries Office. If you are surprised at this, why has the Social Security Administration ordered 174,000 rounds of hollow-point bullets?

Lists of Homeland Security's ammunition order are available online. Clearly, it is not ammunition for target practice. It is ammunition for killing people: hollow-point bullets for the military rifle, the M-16. Match grade bullets for .308 sniper rifles. 12 gauge shotgun buckshot and slug ammunition. Hollow-point bullets for .357 magnum and .40 caliber pistols.

As there have been no terrorist attacks in the US since the 9/11 attack (itself suspect by experts), except for those organized by the FBI, this massive purchase of firepower is obviously not to protect Americans from Muslim terrorists. So what is it for?

Perhaps this film explains what is in store for the American people who trusted "their" government. War protestors and critics of the government are being redefined as "domestic extremists" who can be arrested for aiding and abetting the enemies of the United States. If Americans wake up to the fact that they are being dispossessed economically, politically, and socially, while Washington is leading them into World War III, and take to the streets in protest, they will encounter extreme military force.

The liberal-left is even more delusional than the flag-waving conservatives. No matter what the government does, conservatives will come down on the government's side. This is because conservatives confuse patriotism with support for the government, not with defense of the Constitution, a suspect document that coddles criminals, terrorists, and war protesters who cause America to lose wars. The liberal-left regards Obama with his half-black origin as a member of the oppressed class, personages endowed by the liberal-left with higher morality. The liberal-left continues to regard Obama as the redeemer even as Obama sits in the Oval Office approving lists of American citizens to be executed without due process of law. Not even Naomi Wolf can wake up the liberal-left.

Do not expect Congress or the presstitutes to do anything about the rapid concentration of power in the police state that Bush and Obama have created. Do not expect to be rescued by federal courts. Even if some judges are inclined to defend the Constitution from its domestic enemy, the courts are powerless if the executive branch does not respect the rule of law. Currently, the executive branch is ignoring a federal judge's injunction against the indefinite detention of US citizens. The Department of Justice (sic) lawyers will not even answer the judge's questions.

A gullible population is helpless if government decides to enslave the people. It is child's play for government to discredit a people's natural leaders and those who provide the people with accurate information. Most Americans have a very small knowledge base and very large ideological preconceptions. Consequently, they cannot tell fiction from fact.

Consider the case of Julian Assange. When the US government, angry that WikiLeaks had published leaked documents that revealed the mendacity and deceit of Washington, first struck out at Assange, support for Assange was almost universal. Then Washington put out the story on the Internet that Assange was an intelligence agent working for the CIA or the even more hateful Mossad. Both leftwing and rightwing Internet sites fell for the obvious lie. Here we have gullibility on the level with those who believed Stalin's charge that Bukharin was a capitalist agent.

Once the libel of Assange began, it over-rode his clearance by the Swedish prosecutor's office of sexual complaints made by the two women who seduced him. Seeing Assange on the ropes, a female prosecutor reopened the closed case, many believe at Washington's urging. Feminists jumped in, demanding that Assange be punished for his seduction by women as he had obviously tricked or coerced them in some way.

It was like Dominique Strauss-Kahn all over again. Falsely accused of sexually assaulting a New York hotel maid, the Director of the International Monetary Fund, chased on two continents by celebrity-hunting women, was knocked out of the race for the French presidency and had to resign his IMF position. The New York police, trained by decades of feminist propaganda to regard every sex charge brought by a woman as the absolute truth, were made to look foolish and incompetent when clear evidence emerged that the charge was fabricated in order to extract money from Strauss-Kahn and possibly in order to knock him out of contention for the French presidency.

Many websites and normally reliable commentators were taken in by the false story. The Washington hegemons and their presstitute media have been even more successful in fooling Americans about terrorist attacks, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, and Iran. What is astonishing is the fact that there have not been any attacks on America, despite the enormous provocations Washington has provided by murdering as many as one million Muslims, destroying three Muslim countries, conducting military operations against seven Muslim countries and preparing an attack on an eighth–Iran.

The President of Russia, whose thermo-nuclear ballistic missiles can remove the US from the face of the earth, stated for all the world to hear that Washington has the entire world in fear of its hegemonic drive. "No one feels safe," said Putin. And certainly not the Russians with American missile bases on their borders and a Washington-funded disloyal and traitorous political "opposition" which serves as Washington's fifth column inside Russia.

America, Putin acknowledged, wants to rule the world. But Washington is not going to rule Russia and China. If the current White House moron keeps his promise to Israeli prime minister Netanyahu that the US will attack Iran next June if Iran does not close down its nuclear energy program (a non-weapons program permitted to Iran as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty), the White House will have opened the door to World War III. In such a war the US would not be immune from attack as it was in WW I and WW II. This time America could disappear in nuclear holocaust. If any of the world survives, people will be thankful for Washington's removal from the scene.

Death is what "your" government in Washington, both Republicans and Democrats, are bringing you. Both parties are driven by the neoconservatives who believe that American hegemony over the world is worth nuclear war to accomplish. If these dangerous ideologues continue to prevail, life on earth has a very short-run prospect.

1 posted on 08/21/2012 10:39:20 AM PDT by Chickensoup
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Chickensoup

This is an interesting perspective.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 10:40:17 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Danae
"...the conspiracy culture is the product of the presstitute media's failure to investigate and to report truthfully. I am certain that the Western media is worse than the Soviet media was. The Soviet media devised ways for helping the public to read between the lines, whereas the Western media is so proud to be confidants of the government that they deliver the propaganda without any clues to the readers that it is propaganda."

Of interest to you? ping.

3 posted on 08/21/2012 10:44:05 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Chickensoup; Mase; 1rudeboy; expat_panama
As there have been no terrorist attacks in the US since the 9/11 attack (itself suspect by experts),

PCR, still a nutty assclown.

4 posted on 08/21/2012 10:46:20 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
"Not even Naomi Wolf can wake up the liberal-left."

ping

5 posted on 08/21/2012 10:46:27 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Toddsterpatriot
There was a professor at a university in S. Florida who wrote a book about the history of conspiracist thought in the United States. I neglected to write down the title, and never found it.

One of his "discoveries" was that such thinking has existed since the Founding.

So, PCR thinks it's a by-product of modern media culture? Hey, PCR . . . maybe it's your fault. What a bozo.

6 posted on 08/21/2012 10:52:34 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Chickensoup; Toddsterpatriot
According to Wikipedia:

Paul Craig Roberts (born April 3, 1939) is an American economist and a columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration earning fame as a co-founder of Reaganomics. He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service who has testified before congressional committees on 30 occasions on issues of economic policy.

Roberts is a critic of Israel, calling Gaza "the world's largest concentration camp" populated by people who were "driven out of Palestine so that Israel could steal their land." Roberts has been a critic of both Democratic and Republican administrations. Although Roberts praised Ronald Reagan, he has compared supporters of George W. Bush to "brownshirts with the same low intelligence and morals as Hitler's enthusiastic supporters." He has opposed the War on Drugs and the War on Terror stating it has "made widows and orphans of millions of Muslims".

Bold emphasis mine.

7 posted on 08/21/2012 10:52:47 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: spirited irish

ping


8 posted on 08/21/2012 10:52:47 AM PDT by spirited irish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Albion Wilde

He needs a brain scan I think, forcibly if necessary. There may still be hope.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 11:13:42 AM PDT by bkepley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Chickensoup; sickoflibs; abb; allmendream; Liz; HalfFull; tillacum; GlockThe Vote; Billthedrill; ...
Indeed, the conspiracy culture is the product of the presstitute media's failure to investigate and to report truthfully. I am certain that the Western media is worse than the Soviet media was. The Soviet media devised ways for helping the public to read between the lines, whereas the Western media is so proud to be confidants of the government that they deliver the propaganda without any clues to the readers that it is propaganda.

Very interesting post, Chickensoup. Thanks.

10 posted on 08/21/2012 11:15:42 AM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 1rudeboy
I neglected to write down the title, and never found it.

Their plan is working to perfection.

11 posted on 08/21/2012 11:19:16 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Chickensoup; All

In order for the US Federal Government “to live within its means” there would have to be an across the board 40 % reduction in all Federal payments, since today 40 cents on every Federal dollar spent is borrowed from those who buy our Federal Bonds.

What nobody talks about is that money must have interest paid every year, and that all that money must be paid back.

Who is Washington is currently proposing that there be a 40 % reduction in their salaries, Social Security, Medicare, etc., etc., etc. ?

Who is proposing a modest 10 % cut in Federal Spending for 4 + years to achieve the equality of income and expenses that you and I must do with our own checkbooks?

To be realistic, neither Romney or Ryan have a clue as to how to reduce year-to-year Federal spending.

For example, The Ryan Budget INCREASES year-to-year Federal Spending at a slower rate than the Non-Budget of Dual Democrat Dictators Obama and Reid.

With Romney/Ryan in the White House, communal communist programs such as Obama”care” have a better possibility of being abolished.

Socialist programs such as Medicare will still continue to damage the financial strength of the US Treasury.

Federal Debt will still continue to increase, but at a slightly slower rate than with Obama.

This will buy us time before the World Bond Market bursts the US Federal National Debt Bubble.

IMHO, for those of us that want to see the year-to-year Federal Spending DECREASE, getting Obama out of the White House is only the first step.

My question has always been: “Will we, the people, be able to convince our elected politicians to reduce year-to-year Federal Spending BEFORE the US National Debt Bubble bursts?”

Electing Romney without Ryan would be a mistake, as Romney is basically a delegator who is surrounded by RINO Elites that he would delegate more-of-the-same-Cave-In-to-Democrats Federal Policy.

Electing Ryan with Romney, does not solve our Federal Overspending Problem, it just buys us time to slow down the rate of Federal spending while we, the people, work to elect men and women to replace the Democrats and RINOs in Congress in 2014 and 2016.


12 posted on 08/21/2012 11:52:27 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Toddsterpatriot

PCR is also fine with having America overrun with Mexicans, if neocons lose.


13 posted on 08/21/2012 11:57:58 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Toddsterpatriot

No attacks since 9/11? The Beltway Sniper. The Ft. Hood Massacre.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 12:04:53 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: jmacusa

“No attacks since 9/11? The Beltway Sniper. The Ft. Hood Massacre....”

...Obama’s ‘election’ in 2008...much more long-term devastation than 9/11...

And we could list all of the evil, damaging things he has brought upon the American people.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 12:10:30 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Chickensoup

LOL
PCR....another Alex Jones type nutbag


16 posted on 08/21/2012 12:19:36 PM PDT by RBK
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Toddsterpatriot
Off his meds again, apparently. At least we can find his work on well known publications like the "Daily Bell" rather than lesser known journals like Economicalert.org.

He's an epic assclown.

17 posted on 08/21/2012 12:34:28 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: RBK

PCR is a bit dramatic however read this DB Staff Report,
“Reality Check: The African Region that Western Elites have Subjected to War Is Now Larger than the Entire US”....then try to convince yourself or others that the WOT may be nothing more than expansion of tyranny, an excuse to disenfranchise billions...why else continue?


18 posted on 08/21/2012 12:38:25 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Chickensoup

This idiot stated we weren’t vulnerable to attack in WW II.

There’s 2,500+ dead sailors, soldiers, and airmen at Pearl Harbor who didn’t expect the morning of December 7, 1941 to be their last.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 1:06:17 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Chickensoup
Thanks for posting. It's an interesting, thought provoking read.

". . . Millions of Americans have been evicted from their jobs, careers, and homes while the crooks who stole from them run free and bankroll the presidential candidates. The world as millions of Americans knew it has come to an end, and no one has been held accountable. The explanation that Americans get from the media is that it is their own fault. They bought houses they shouldn't have bought, and they didn't train for the right jobs. It is not unreasonable for Americans to conclude that a conspiracy is operating against them. . . ."

" . . . University graduates cannot get jobs and pay off their student loans. Retraining for the millions of Americans whose jobs were shipped offshore or filled by foreigners brought in on H1-B visas has proved to be a fraud, as there are no jobs for the retrained displaced long-term discouraged American work force. . . . "

On the graphs below, the blue lines give a good approximation of unemployment, inflation, and the GDP without the 'enhancements' of recent years. IIRC the GDP is currently about 40% government spending.






20 posted on 08/21/2012 1:56:02 PM PDT by khelus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: khelus

Thank you.

Would you tell me the meaning of SGS on the charts.


21 posted on 08/21/2012 2:12:37 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Chickensoup
Shadow Government Statistics.

The graphs are from ShadowStats.com , a web site run by John Wiliams who sells a newsletter and hosts a lot of free information.

Williams is a private consulting economist and, out of necessity, became a specialist in government economic reporting. Williams has reconstructed unemployment, CPI, GDP, statistics removing 'enhancements' that over time have corrupted the value of all three. The 'enhancements' are the result of over educated and under real world experienced bureaucrats. For example the CPI no longer represents the cost of a set standard of living, the cost of a declining standard of living. A CPI that suppresses inflation, in turn over states the GDP.

I have spent some time searching, and found links to verify the 'enhancements' that Williams writes about. If you want them let me know, and I'll put together for you.

If you go to this page, there are primers and reports open to the public. Click 'alternate data' and 'chart library' at top for graphs.
22 posted on 08/21/2012 2:43:07 PM PDT by khelus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: khelus
Williams has reconstructed unemployment, CPI, GDP, statistics removing 'enhancements' that over time have corrupted the value of all three.

Yes, he reconstructed them by pulling a number out of the air and adding it to the real stats.

23 posted on 08/21/2012 7:42:58 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: khelus

Thank you!


24 posted on 08/22/2012 4:09:57 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Chickensoup

My pleasure!


25 posted on 08/22/2012 8:19:55 AM PDT by khelus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: khelus; Chickensoup
"...the meaning of SGS on the charts."

"...this page, there are primers and reports open to the public. Click 'alternate data' and 'chart library' at top for graphs."

Something more important that we need to ask is how can Williams secret proprietary data and methods be useful in how we work to feed our families. 

If we want to hire, do they mean we can assume that a 23% unemployment rate will allow us to offer lower wages?  Real life employment costs aren't showing that.  Same for Williams' price numbers, they say I can sell my products for 10% than I did last year.  I can't.  Talk is one thing, but none of us here on this thread believes Williams' numbers enough to actually use them to earn a living. 

Sure, they're great for waving our arms and crying "ain't it awful" but most of us have better things to do. 

26 posted on 08/23/2012 4:12:18 AM PDT by expat_panama
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson