Recently the Sussex County Democrats held their meeting at the Hampton Diner in Hampton, NJ. I used to attend these meetings as a local chair, but in all the years that I have gone I have yet to find out what they stand for. They did take a stand on electrical power lines running by a local grammar school, but even that was not without a fight. No, they take no stand other than the Republicans must be defeated, and anything Democratic must be supported. They would probably support a pedophile if they had a (D) after their name. You see in this county the Republicans outnumber the Democrats 3.5 to 1. Yet they do little to change that by taking stands on issues, knocking on doors, leafleting, etc., etc.
No, some of the Democrats that are fed up even refer to the Sussex Democrats as the Old Boys Coffee Club. Well I ate at the diner that night before the meeting, and I purposely parked my car close to the door. You see I have several bumper stickers on the rear of my van. One of them is listed above. When I came out of the diner I found stuck under my windshield wiper the following note that was apparently written by written by a Democrat.
Well whoever wrote it is not sorry yet, but he will be. My dad said that most people cannot see past the nose on their face. I think that he would still be right today. People are taught not to read between the lines, not to connect the dots, and only think of what is good for me must be good for everybody. The media facilitates this by pigeon holing news stories as they connect nothing. I am glad that he got a job or was able to keep his, but unfortunately the stimulus will not last forever. The stimulus staves off the inevitable, and does not address the problems that got us where we are today.
The problems that we now have, granted are not all Obama’s fault, but Obama is not correcting the “faults” of previous administrations. They are not mere faults though; they are the cold, calculated plans for the destruction of the United States of America. These plans have been carried out by every administration since the coup d’état where we saw the assassination of our President, John F. Kennedy. The coup has never been reversed, and Obama is not about to do what his masters do not want.
Let see what Obama has done for the American workers such as United Auto Workers. You know that we are told constantly by the Republicans that the Democrats are the champion of the all powerful unions. Well he bailed out General Motors with billions of dollars. He put pressure on General Motors to cut costs, that is wages, and benefits of the workers. General Motors cut 62,400 workers here in America. How many of them did the stimulus help?
He did help other workers keep their jobs, I will grant you that. You see, much of the money went to Opel, which is GM’s German operation. How many Opel workers were cut? The answer is ZERO. They all got to keep their jobs. Maybe you can give money to those here in America were sacrificed by the Salesman in Chief.
General Motors found the money to fund a new billion dollar plant in Brazil. General Motors now sells more cars from its factories in China than it does in the United States of America. Isn’t that wonderful? After all you get bailed out everything works out for you.
General Motors in 1979 employed more than 450,000 workers in the United States, but that was before the free trade agreements, which we will get into later. Many of those workers now have lower-paying jobs. The bullshit story that retirement and health insurance keeps our cost of production up is just that: bullshit. The auto companies simply stopped putting the required money into the retirement funds. And where did they stand on the single payer issue?
Another fact: General Motors invented neodymium-iron-boron magnets, which were developed in Anderson Indiana. This enabled production of much a smaller and lighter starter motor. It was also used in the guidance system of smart bombs. GM wanted to build plants in China, and China was shopping for new technology, so they made a deal. GM sold three plants to China for a song ($70 million), and got to build their factory in China. This "trade" needed presidential approval, and that so-called Democrat, Bill Clinton authorized it with the stipulation that no plant that manufactured the new magnet could be closed. Within one year, all three were closed So if we go to war with China we would have to order the magnets for our smart bombs from China.
Faithful followers of the Democratic Party, and their neon god, Barack Obama, seem to forget what he did to working people in this country, and to those who struggle for human rights, when he visited the Caterpillar Factory. You see, the workers there were against the stimulus (See link and link).
He also visited Caterpillar when they had replaced striking union workers with scabs.
This past June (2010) our balance of trade deficit, which represents how much more money we spend outside of the country minus how much we sell overseas. It is like a credit card, only each month you spend more than you earn. There must come a day of reckoning, and as with your credit cards, so it is with trade. The US spent more than $49 billion more than they sold. Over a period of 12 months, that adds up to $600 billion. True, it is less than the Bush administration rang up (some years it almost hit $1 trillion dollars!), but that is because of the downturn, which I maintain was an engineered downturn. (Note: After the formation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, Rep. Charles Lindbergh, Sr. said that now we will have booms and busts that are scientifically engineered. This is one of the busts.)
So what is Obama going to do now? First, let us look at how he proposes to improve transportation in the US and how he is going to decrease our dependence on foreign oil with the stimulus package. He plans to spend stimulus money to build a rapid transit line from Tampa to Orlando. "Why there?" Good question. Maybe Orlando Airport cannot handle the Disney traffic so there is the need to fly people into Tampa. Why else? There is a catch, however: we no longer make rail cars of any type. We would have to import them.
He proposed a wind farm in Texas that would employ 2000 workers. Here again, there is a problem in that we do not manufacture wind turbines for electrical generation. Guess who does? China; they have a lock on that. Therefore, the 2000 jobs would all be temporary as are all of the stimulus jobs, probably including yours.
Second, Obama’s administration has proposed $22 million to train IT personnel. You might say that sounds great because you are clearly infatuated with Obama. After all he has done so much for you personally. There catch this time is that the money is to train South East Asians in South East Asia to take American jobs from Americans. The companies involved will love it too, because the cost of training will be borne by American Taxpayers, while the profits will go to the few corporate thieves who await payback for putting Obama in the White House.
The writer’s friend was out of work for six months after his job was outsourced, and was able to keep medical insurance thanks to a government subsidy. I believe that Obama had a 65% subsidy to health insurance for someone in need, but last I heard that as of June 1 it is no more thanks to the Health Care Bill. Obama signs the bill, and then yells "Foul." He did the same thing with the bailouts of Wall Street when the billion dollar bonus checks were being given out. Yes, suddenly he noticed the flaw.
Let us look at the “outsourcing.” How did it happen, and what is Obama doing, if anything, to rectify the problem? It is too long to go into here as we could trace it back to Nixon, and then to Reagan, and on to Clinton, Bush Jr., and now to Obama. Nixon gave us “fast track,” but only on tariff rates. Trade agreements were treaties, so they had to be approved by two-thirds of the Senate. Tariff rates were “fast tracked” by Nixon as simply an up or a down vote. The Democrats went along with it. Reagan simply renamed treaties! He dubbed them "agreements," and thus he would need only a simple majority in both houses of Congress. He went even further by making debate verboten, and “fast tracking” the treaties, er, agreements. For this alone, he should have been impeached since it is an abuse of presidential power.
Regan gave us the “Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act” which took effect on January 1, 1984. What did it do? It showed garment and textile companies how to make more money and avoid taxes by moving their manufacturing to the Caribbean. This was a major step in the outsourcing of American jobs. What makes it so maddening is the fact that American taxpayers’ money again financed this, and that the government did not act in the interest of the citizens.
Reagan, the so-called “Great Communicator,” ran on a platform that Carter was mortgaging our children's future, went on to mortgage our great grandchildren’s future! He turned this country from the greatest creditor nation into the greatest debtor nation. (Note: In 1965 we produced 95% of our clothing and shoes, but today we produce less than 5%.)
Bill Clinton was picked by an secret international group meeting in Baden-Baden, Germany in 1991 to get NAFTA, GATT, MAI, GATS, through along with continuing the legacy of Reagan’s mythical “Welfare Queens.” Clinton demanded what was basically “slave” labor if you were on welfare. He, with the prodding of Robert Rubin and Larry Summers did in the Glass Steagall Act which facilitated the economic mess that we are in today.
Fortunately he only got NAFTA, and GATT through, but they are still trying to get the MAI, and GATS through step by step. The MAI and the GATS are simply the privatization of every asset and service that the federal, state, county, and municipalities have. (Note: This used to be called feudalism.) The year before NAFTA passed we had a trade surplus with Mexico of $3 billion, but the year after we had a deficit of $12 billion. In some years, our deficit with Mexico alone has been $50 billion. A conservative estimate of job losses from NAFTA is almost 900,000. It has also brought down the wages of the American worker. Illegal immigration brings the wages down even further. This, of course, diminishes the tax base of the US, state, counties, and municipalities.
So as you can see, whether Republicans or Democrats in the White House does not make much of a difference for the average American, since neither party represents them. They simply are the personification of the Hegelian Dialectic. The argument is controlled, and the answer is always somewhere in between the narrow confines of the debate.
So what has Obama done for you and for your friend? Well he has issued Green Cards to foreigners who will compete for your job even more than Bush. The last number that I say was 1.18 million. Again let me mention that on top of that while saying that he was going to help the American worker. Obama is pushing for more so-called free trade agreements with Korea, Columbia, etc.
The writer drives on a road that has been repaved with money put out by the stimulus. That is all well and good, but the stimulus was $787 million, and 40 % of that was for tax cuts. Why do I bring this up? Well the engineers of this country say that to repair the infrastructure of this country would take $1.6 trillion.
I ride to work as a salesman to many different locations in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and I can say that most of the roads that I travel are poor condition. Some of the streets in Manhattan are atrocious. Personally I know a man that has been in the paving business all his life. He has 19 dump trucks, which haul the asphalt to the jobs. Fourteen of the 19 are not registered, since there is not enough work. I know builders that have unsold homes, and do not know how they will meet the payments on not only their homes, but on the equipment that they purchased. It has not gotten better under Obama, but worse.
Many downtowns, strip malls, and large malls have vacant store fronts not seen since the Great Depression. Factories and office buildings sit idle, and empty. Layoffs every day are part of the daily news.
It is all well and good that your friend has obtained subsidized health insurance, but look at all of the hospitals that cannot make it. St. Vincent’s in New York City employed more than 5000 professionals, and it closed. Muhlenberg, United, Pascack Valley, St. James, etc., etc.. So where will he go. One must ask why if the so called Health Care Plan is as good as it is touted to be.
You say that your daughter with a preexisting condition cannot be turned down with Obama’s health plan. I hate to break it to you, but she still can. The insurance company would have to pay a fine if they turned her down. The fine would be $100 per day. So if the cost of her care is above $36,500 per year they would be encouraged to turn her down. Obama said eight times during his campaign that single payer was what he would push for, and once in office it was never on the table. (Yet you still have faith and hope in a liar.) No what you have now is a private tax paid to the private insurance companies, but enforced by the Government. Oh, you say that it is not a tax, well in a law suit that claims that the Government has not right to force people to purchase anything the Government’s position is that it is a TAX. They claim the right to TAX.
The costs of health insurance will soar, but the benefits will decrease. Mark my words. Already in Medicare and Medicaid some tests and drugs are no longer covered such as mammograms, PSA, etc.
Death panels (committees examine cases and decide who will get care) exist on both sides, with the Government and with the Private Insurance Industry. In fact you can find the Death Panel set up in HR-1, which is the stimulus bill. If you doubt that then look up what Peter Orsag said about it.
As for Medicare being strengthened by the Obama Health Care Plan, nothing could be farther from the truth. Obama has cut more than $50 billion from it this year alone, and that will continue for the next 10 years. That will give us a grand total of $500 billion plus. Don’t worry though, because Obama has set up a panel to study what must be done to close the deficit. The panel’s report is due ... (wait for it) after the 2012 election. What you will see is an attack on any and all entitlements, a value-added tax, and taxes that you never even have nightmares about. Along with that will go the selling off of the assets of the US, State, Counties, Municipalities, and agencies of the public sector. You will think that it is good because you have a job, i.e. right now you do.
Your credit card company cannot "screw you by raising rates on past purchases." True. Now they have to give you a 45-day notice that they are going to screw you. You will not get any surprises. While the prime rate drops the rates of credit cards are now higher than any time in the last year. Capital One has just raised some rates 2.9% on some and 1.9% on others. Credit lines have been cut by an average of $500. Many banks are raising fees on other services to make up for the money lost with this bill. The credit card companies are committing usury, but that is NEVER addressed. Please Mr. Democrat remember Joe Biden’s (D-DE) middle name is “Master Card.” He was instrumental in the credit card bill that subjects debtors to indentured servitude for life should they not be able to pay their bills. Oh, but I forgot your reasoning that Joe is a Democrat, and Democrats are not as bad as Republicans.
As for Wall Street being watched you have to be kidding. I suggest that you Google “Former Goldman Sachs Employees Working for Obama.”. You might be surprised. Washington is owned by Wall Street. Goldman Sachs was Obama’s second largest supporter. Did they get a return on investment? You bet they did.
Just think of Timothy Geitner’s “Cash for Trash” plan for the banks. If the banks has trash securities someone may bid on them, but all they have to come up with in hard cash is 6% of what they bid. The bank does not have to take the bid. The rest of the hard cash comes from the Treasury and the FDIC. So let’s say that the $1 million security is not worth $100,000. The bank will not take a bid that low, so let’s say that the bidder bids $600,000. All he has to come up with is $36,000, and the American Taxpayer forks over the rest.
Now let say that the trash assumes value back to $1 Million, and that give the bidder a $400,000 profit the profits is not split 6% for the bidder and 94% for the American Taxpayer, but it will be split 50-50. Now let’s say that the trash is worthless. The bidder walks away from $36,000, but the bank now has $564,000 in hard cash. The taxpayer is the biggest loser. Why would one lose this amount of money, i.e. the bidder, well that is simple Bank A bids on Bank B, and Bank B bids on Bank A.
So the US goes broke, declares bankruptcy, and its assets are purchased with the new found cash-the tax payers cash.
So what did Obama do for the homeowner in the stimulus package? The answer is "not much." He set aside less than 10% of the package or $75 Billion for homeowners whose home has lost value and whose mortgage is up to 5% below the mortgage value. If the value is more than 5% below the mortgage then the home owner is SOL. Renegotiate the banks do not have to, but if they do they will have the difference made up by the Treasury. If the house at a later date is sold for a higher value than the mortgage the difference goes not to the homeowner, not to the Treasury, but to the bank. There are expected to be more than 1.5 million foreclosures this year. What has Obama done? Answer: very little. Geithner now admits that the plan was for the benefit of the banks and not for the benefit of the homeowner. And he gets to keep his job.
To top that, the banks are keeping the foreclosed homes off the market as they would bring down their “investment” portfolio’s value. If they released the homes for sale they would be bankrupt.
Wall Street has up to $23.7 TRILLION in loans or guarantees from the Government. How much do you or your friend have? I'll guess "next to nothing."
How would you like the Federal Reserve to lend you money at ZERO interest, and then you purchase Treasury notes at around 3% to 4% interest on the scale of BILLIONS? Have you heard Obama scream about that? That is what is happening right now. Video
Wall Street he says is finally being watched. Oh really? What's NOT being watched is the Derivatives, which are more than 10 times the total of the World Gross Product.
See what Black Agenda News journalist Glen Ford has to say about your neon god. Read it and weep.
You say that he kept the US from collapsing. No, he has it right on schedule for the greatest depression ever. This will encompass the further loss of jobs, the further outsourcing of jobs, the further devaluation of the dollar, empty shelves, no heat, no electric, and chaos in the streets. It is coming faster than you think. You see a light at the end of the tunnel, and it gives you hope. It is a locomotive stupid.
Every day you hear of layoffs, and now we hear here of teachers, police, fire, emergency, municipal workers being cut to fit the budget. Some towns across the US are cutting the power to street lights to save money. Others are grinding up the asphalt road surface that had deteriorated beyond repair. They grind it and spread it with an over coat of oil. So here we are to “Loose Stone, Fresh Oil.” We hear of consolidation of small towns to save money, but that has a dark side to it that I will not get into here.
Read what Paul Craig Roberts (a Republican!) says is going to happen to this country. Oh, and check out his CV, and his past criticism of Dubya.
I had told the Sussex County Chairman this past Spring that Obama would destroy the Democratic Party, and the Country. Why, you might ask. It is simple that he will use the lame duck Congress to get his (i.e. the program of his masters) through. You know Cap and Trade, Tax increases, cuts in Medicare and Medicaid, Social Security, the attachment of everyone’s pension, other things that we cannot even imagine.
There were other stickers on my car like those below. We will cover these and other issues at a later date.
That was one, but there were no comments. We will take up what the writer does not know about how much freedom that we have lost under Obama.
We will show how the above is connected to the following:
There were other stickers, but too big for my scanner, but here are what some of them said.
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed…” President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Of course the writer’s neon god has perpetuatted these policies with the murder of innocent men, women, and children.
Then there was a statement about one political prisoner, but not limited to Leonard.
FREE Leonard Peltier
This is especially true with Obama continuing the persecution of Lynne Stewart, and not demanding the full release of Lori Berenson as he has demanded the release of the hikers held in Iran.
More to come, that is until the internet is shut down, and free speech is forbidden.
Keep the FAITH my fellow PATRIOTS. Learn to forgive.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Remember Cathy Lee Gifford, and her clothing line that was made in sweat shops? Well here is the web site of the National Labor Committee that brought that to light. Charlie and Barbara do quite a bit to show us where our jobs went with so-called free trade and just what these jobs are like where they are now. I first spoke with Charlie Kurnagan in the early 90's after he got back from Haiti. From him I learned about the Carribean Basin Initiative, which paid and arranged for American garment manufacturers to move to Haiti or other Carribean nations. Remember in 1965 we produced 95% of our shoes and clothing, but now it is down to less than 5%. What did this do for Haiti? It helped put it in the position that it is in today, and the US will be there in a few years.See www.nlcnet.org
Today for the third day in row the Dow Jones went down for the thrid consecutive day. It has dropped over 5% in the last three days. Why you might ask? Oh, the "investors" are shuddering over the fact that Ben Bernake may not get reappointed to the Fed. Just think Ron Paul has started the audit the Fed movement, but many others want it nationalized as it is an unconstitutional institution.
It was formed in 1913 after a cospiracy of the few at the expense of the many. Jeckyl Island was where the perpetrators met. It is an international clique of families that created money out of nothing, and charges full face value plus interest.
The Fed turned this country into a debt based society from a credit based country. A debt based economy never has enough money as there is always the debt. The Fed control this country to its own benefit, and not that of the American people. It does it by controling the amount and the cost of money.
It has never been audited, and has never paid taxes on the profit that it makes.
Richard Nixon answered an ad in a local paper that was asking for people interested in running for Congress. Rep. Jerry Voorhis was the representative, but he was not liked by the North Eastern Bankers as he was pushing for the termination of the Federal Reserve. After all it is an unconstitutional organization, besides being criminal. Jerry had written a book about the Fed that the Fed was not too happy with.
The rest is history. Nixon ran, and was soon the darling of the Republican Party. He became the senator from California, and soon the Vice President under Eisenhower.
Remember he continued the Vietnam war four years longer than it should have gone. Kissinger felt that they needed the war continuing for the next election. The was helped drain the vaults of the US of its gold reserve. Then the dollar was in trouble, so Nixon declared that the US would no longer pay $33/oz. but either $38 or $39/oz (forgive me, but I cannot remember everything). It was in essence a devaluation of the dollar, and a declaration of bankruptcy. Later he gave the bankers what they wanted, which was a free floating dollar. Thus the speculators could set the price of currency, but better yet the unelected central bankers could control entire countries for their own devious ends.
So, why bring this up? Well the dump Bernake movement, and appoint another person may be simply to take the heat of the criminals, and avoid the audit of the Fed.
It is all a charade that is well written by those behind the curtain. The Wizzard of Oz does not want to be exposed for what he is.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
It is said one should not ask how sausage or laws are made. Are you concerned about a public option? Let me share with you some insight about health care legislation which may not be good for your health.
A lesson in politics. The Kucinich Prediction: Here's what's going to happen ...
1. House will make a big deal about keeping/putting a public option in HR3200 because it competes with insurance companies and will keep insurance rates low.
2. The White House will refer to the President's speech last week where he spoke favorably of the public option.
3. The Senate will kill the competitive public option in favor of non-competitive "co-ops". Senate leaders like Kent Conrad have said the votes to pass a public option were never there in the Senate.
4. The bill will come to a House-Senate Conference Committee without the public option.
5. House Democrats will be told to support the conference report on the legislation to support the President.
6. The bill will pass, not with a "public option" but with a private mandate requiring 30 million uninsured to buy private health insurance (if one doesn't already have it). If you are broke, you may get a subsidy. If you are not broke, you will get a fine if you do not purchase insurance.
This legislative sausage will be celebrated as a new breakthrough and will be packaged as health insurance reform. However, the bill may require a Surgeon General's warning label: Your Money or Your Life!
The bill that Congress passes may pale in comparison to the bill that millions of Americans will get every month/year for having or not having private health insurance.
It will take four years for the new legislation to go into effect. During that time we are going to build a constituency of millions in support of real health care, a constituency which will be recognized and a cause which is right and just: Health Care as a Civil Right.
Join our efforts. Sign the petition. Contribute. Insure a democratic future.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Here is Splitting the Sky's interview with Bob and Elizabeth of "Subterranean Homesick News" brought to you over RestoretheRepublicRadio.com, and over dprogram.net. Here is the interview http://tinyurl.com/dceeok. Splitting the Sky was arrested in Clagary for trying to execute a citizen's arrest of war criminal George W. Bush. What he did was legal under Canadian Law, and George W. should not have even been permitted into Canada based on their existing laws.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Leonard Peltier has just been transferred to Caanan Federal Prison. Upon arrival he was severely beaten by several inmates. This was probably arranged by the FBI. Leonard has been in jail for the murder of an FBI agent at the Wounded Knee Reservation. This was a crime that he did not commit, but has spent over 12,000 days in jail. Tune in tonight (January 21, 2008) to Subterranean Homesick News at 11:00 PM at dprogram.net. Join to get Leonard out of jail. He is an innocent man the victim of an illegal and unconstitutional program of the FBI. It was known as COINTELPRO. Today thanks to Bush, and a complicit Congress of cowards what was done in the COINTELPRO program is now legal-though still unconstitutional.