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"No body could have done a better job than Obama, with the economy he was handed —including me!" —Bill Clinton—

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Trump's Birth Certificate Reveals His Jamaican Birth

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Clearly, the revelation of Trump's Jamaican birth in 1946 makes him a subject of the British Crown and ineligible for the Office of POTUS. NOTE: the seal of Jamaica at the lower right of the document in this FBI enhanced photo. Please feel free to distribute this photographic evidence as proof of his intended deception of the American people.

Further investigation shows that he is

the leader of a little known sect within Rasafarian culture that subscribes to the belief of "Ever-living" Its members believe that they will live forever on earth in the same body until the judgement day comes therefore must "come as they are" before god. For "the Donald" judgement day has come in the revelation of his "foreign birth."

His Rastafarian upbringing explains the dreadlocks-like hairdo—he has clung to "religiously" even at the expense of great personal ridicule. As a Rastafari he believes that adult males must never cut their hair.

Despondent over a sudden unexplained weight gain and this latest devastating news about his "birth"— "the Donald" flew home to his Rastafarian roots and let down his hair thus explaining the long standing controversy surrounding Donald's hair style. It seems that in Rastian culture adult males are forbidden to cut their hair and are required to Rastify when returning home.

Robbing The Poor To Give To The Rich

Commentary: Something stinks to high heaven in the current economic and political life of this Nation. The inequity of wealth, the suppression of human rights, the small government advocates who want to meddle in our personal lives right down to our reproductive rights . Wisconsin should be a wake up call to all middle class and working Americans and act as a warning that the balance of power has shifted in favor of the rich and powerful who now run this country and own our government by virtue of their growing economic power.

Just one example of the growing disparity and outright lies being told by the Conservative Right is no where more glaring than the recent example of GE. They Claim: America Corporations are taxed at 35% the "highest tax rate in the world" Truth is: GE. as a U.S. Corporation made 14.6 billion dollars on profits in 2010. They paid $0.00 in U.S. taxes for the last two years—that's ZERO dollars. They Claim: Lower taxes will create U.S. jobs. Truth is: GE laid off 21,000 Americans of its American workers and closed 20 of its American based plants, And is currently asking the remaining American workers to take a pay cut. The result: GE CEO Jeff Immelt got a raise that doubled his salary. To add insult to injury although GE is not technically a bank it received $80 billion in TARP funds and 3.2 billion in tax benefits.

These are the facts and they don't square with what the Right consistently spouts as their core principles—because they are outright lies meant to misled us.

The following is an article I read and found to be illuminating and highly recommend it to you. Back at You, Glenn Beck | Common Dreams

Monday, March 28, 2011

"Inside Job": The Gang That Stole America

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I just watched "Inside Job", an Academy Award Nominated Documentary, on the Wall Street collapse. It's a stunning look into how this country really operates, and who is really pulling the strings. Hint: Some of the same big-named Wall Street Bankers that helped create the collapse who were in the Bush administration—are still in the Obama administration. There have been no prosecutions, and there never will be. Because, it would expose everybody's dirty hands. I highly recommend that you screen the documentary, and share it as widely as possible. Spoiler alert! There are no good guys—Democrat or Republican—with the exception of some minor players.

With that 20,000,000,000,000 trillion dollars—that's trillion with 13-zeros—worldwide banking collapse, two unfunded wars, and the continued corporate tax splurge give away'—"our so called representatives"— have bankrupted this Nation. And, It really doesn't matter who runs, who's elected, it's all just political theater to keep the mobs at bay, and the charade going until they have looted the country of every dime; including the Social Security "Trust" Fund.

And, if Grover "let's starve the beast and drown it in a bath tub"— Norquist, is to be believed, it was a deliberate act that would make it treason as well.

Their ongoing deception is to keep us at each others throats with divide and conquer tactics—while they and their rich buddies cash out and leave us a third world country—which they are now exploiting at will, as we argue about "the Donald—"I'll screw you"—Trump, or the latest home-schooled, bird-brain, bimbo they can scare up to run to "represent us".

One of their latest attacks came in the form of repositioning Social Security as "an entitlement", with a pejorative connotation. Like they have done with the word "liberal." Recently Republican Sen. Allan Simpson called "the boomers" the "greediest generation", because, they are now retiring and are starting to collect Social Security. As if we want something that in his twisted opinion is the same as robbing future generations.

First—I am sixty-seven years old, and I have been paying into Social Security for over fifty years. I worked my entire life to save that money for the day I could no longer work. Second—on "paper" there is a "supposed" 2.6 trillion dollar "surplus" in the Trust Fund to cover the "boomers." In good faith, we made a contract with our government—that if we faithfully contributed to the Trust Fund—that money would be there for us at in our later years. How does that make me greedy?

The dirty secret is that Mr. Allan—I'll steal you blind and call you greedy"—Simpson won't tell you is in the Reagan years, Mr. Simpson, and his colleagues, made adjustments to FICA contributions that generated a 2.6 trillion dollar "surplus".

It was sold to taxpayers as a fix to "save the Social Security Trust Fund." Perhaps Mr. Simpson forgot that, or maybe because his Senate pension is eight to ten times more—than the average SSI benefit of one-thousand dollars a month—for which he didn't have to contribute a penny of his own money—he just figures screw em.

But, all that extra money was too tempting, and the "Trust Fund" became their private "Slush Fund". With the complicity of the Democrats, they started replacing the money with I.O.U.'s. in the form of U.S. Bonds.

Those bonds are now due, but, after thirty years of corporate largess; two wars; a bank bailout for their banker friends, they have managed to bankrupt this country. There is no money to buy back the Bonds, because they stole us blind to cover their forty plus year binge.

But in the famous words of "the Dick—"Reagan proved deficits don't matter"—Cheney, said, in reference to the outrageous tax cut package, over the objection of the Secretary of the Treasury,
Paul O'Neill. "We won the midterms. This is our due." He fired O'neill that same year. And Allan, you thought "boomers" have a sense of entitlement.

Commentary: There is no Santa—no tooth fairy—no Easter bunny, and you can now add to that list—there is no American representational democracy.

The Financial Inside Job has been going on since the Republican led charge to deregulate the banks began forty years ago. The financial takeover of America is bad enough, but
may be even worse is the Political Inside Job by the Right Wing to destroy our democracy—by turning popular opinion against—the government, of, by, and for the people,—they have done irreparably damage with their out right lies. And tactics like stacking the government with their incompetent cronies like Michael—"what hurricane"—Brown at FEMA and then saying see government doesn't work. They create the very examples they use to discredit the government. With the deliberate goal of undermining the electorates trust in it's own government.

They have already destroyed our "democratic republic"—as they no longer represent the interests of the electorate—they only care about where they can get money to keep them in power—that makes this country a plutocracy at best and a fascist plutocracy at worst.

Wisconsin is a very bad sign of things to come. The evidence is mounting that there is an organized right wing junta in key positions in every state in America—ready and willing—when they hold a majority to systematically dismantling of the political structure of this country. They destroying the rights of the working class for the benefit of the wealthy.

Please stand in support the workers of Wisconsin.

Until Americans wake up and start a backlash, like in Egypt—nothing will "really" change except the name of the next ruler they choose.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's My Money

PART ONE: The dangers of stupidity and greed.

I was watching a Republican "tea bagger" babble on about how taxation was wrong. At one point, she made the statement that "its my money"! The absolute stupidity of that statement struck me, and illuminated the underlying absurdity of the entire Republican argument, which is often based on a series of false premises; like the one this prattling self-identified tea party supporter had just made. While what she meant is arguable what she said is not.

The false premise that—money—printed by the government, issued by the government, backed by the full faith and credit of the government, was" hers and the government was stealing her money by taxing her.

The utter stupidity of the remark was lost on her. Unless she is printing the money, and she is issuing the money, and she is backing the money with her personal promise of payment, not one dollar of currency is hers. And by the way, if she is printing her own money its—called counterfeiting, and she should be arrested. Counterfeiting undermines the value of the "government's money."

If she had said: its the people's money, she may have had a small point, because in theory,—"We the people" authorize the representatives that "we the people" elect to print the money in name "of the people", for the use "of the people", and back it up with the promise "of the people" to pay the debt it represents against the government "of the people". But in effect she or anyone else that repeats this stupidity is saying that—she—the person—becomes more important than we the people—who are the collective government. Or she may have meant "once I earn the money it's mine. But even that would still make her argument self-serving because it ignores the primary function of money, that "we the people" allow our representatives print on "our" behalf.

Taxation as a legitimate governmental tool of regulation.
The second false assumption based on that same false premise is that—money was meant to be accumulated or be hoarded, and that goes to the heart of, and, undermines the very function of money—money it is meant to be circulated, for the "general welfare" of the people.

Just like a blood clot in the human body is devastating when it blocks the circulation—the brain dies, the heart stops. As with blood, money is meant to circulate—without circulation—the function of money—"to facilitate the exchange of goods and services" grinds to a halt. Just like our stagnating economy, it's not that the government takes too much money out of circulation by taxation, it's that all the money has formed a clot around the very rich who are not putting the money back into circulation. The right say its my money and you are robbing me, you're punishing me, you're hindering me, *ignoring the damage they are doing to the rest of the nation. They have put themselves and a small group above the needs of the whole.

With Madison's' model of government in mind—the necessity of regulating special interests for the general welfare of the Nation as a whole without regard for the the desires of the few—taxation is a legitimate tool and an absolute necessity in light of the growing imbalance that threatens us all.

The Right wings' continual denigration of taxation as "redistribution of wealth" and as such, a socialistic idea to be spurned—underscores their contempt for the legitimate function of government—that canard is both self serving and simplistic. The fact that corporations are lavished with taxpayers money in the guise of tax brakes—to the taxpayers detriment—such as subsides to ship jobs over seas—is another example of their duplicity and their own sense of "entitlement".

It is not the poor who suffer from a sense of entitlement—it is the rich and their own exaggerated sense of importance and superiority. When they point the finger at the poor they are employing one of their favorite tactics—to blame others for a sin, of which they, themselves are guilty.

When they call liberals "elitists" its laughable. Have you ever visited a haven where the rich congregate, like the Hamptons, they are are the embodiment of the words, "the entitled elite." Their standard joke is, to ask each other, "I wonder what the poor people are doing?"

In our history they have plucked and isolated the incident of the Boston Tea Party and twisted it mean to mean "all" taxation is abhorrent and should be abolished. When what the founders and citizens fought against was "taxation without representation". They fought for the right to have a voice in that taxation and a voice in what to do with the revenues in generated.

Above all else the founders were practical men, sophisticated and well aware that a Nation needed taxes to survive and it would be foolish to assume they thought otherwise. That is why—after forming the government—they as the legitimate representatives of the people—decided there was a pressing need to raise revenue to preserve the Union—and why George Washington lead an army to suppress a rebellion over the Nation's first taxation of whiskey.

While none of them enjoyed giving up part of their wealth for the good of the whole, most paid their taxes without complaint as part of their civic duty. What is lost on the modern day "tea bagger" is the founders were not opposed to taxation, but, they were absolutely opposed to the lack of representation in the matter.

The primary function of money is as a tool of exchange.
Circulation of money is the primary consideration for a healthy economy. When one person or party hoards too much money and there is too little in circulation everyone suffers except for the hoarder. The result often is the government needs to print more money which causes its own set of problems. In the game of Monopoly, we all know that when one person controls all the money the game ends but, nobody gets hurt. We live to play another day.

In real life, when someone holds an inequitable share of money, it throws the entire balance of society into turmoil—it means that people get thrown out of their homes and families starve. It—in extreme cases like pre-revolution France, that imbalance can cause a violent backlash. That principle in modern times remains the same and is at the heart of the current revolts in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and a growing number of Middle Eastern countries. The growing chasm between rich and poor.

In an illustration of the current monetary imbalance Bill Maher said: "it's as if one hundred people are sitting at a table and together order a pizza with one hundred slices. One person is faster and hungrier than the other ninety-nine diners and he grabs eighty pieces of pizza in a flash. The other diners look in amazement at him, and ask that he give back at least one piece. Angrily he says: Socialists! Why are you trying to steal my pizza? In effect saying "you eighty greedy bastards can fight over the twenty pieces that I left for you! That's what is happening in this country right now. One percent own eighty percent of the wealth and the eighty percent are left to fight over the twenty percent of the wealth that's left.

The problem is not the "greedy unions" that just want a fair share which is their right. It's that the mega-rich who want an ever increasing share, leaving only scraps for the rest to fight over.

PART TWO: What rights? You ain't got no stinkn' rights!
During that same show, the same right wing "tea bagger"' made another statement that was even more egregious. Which was: "that the right of a union to collective bargaining" is not listed in the Constitution—and by her logic it didn't exist, of course she was stone cold, serious. And I found myself sputtering with outrage that this self proclaimed "pundit" would make such an glaringly ignorant statement.

It called to mind the utter lack of knowledge of the Constitution by another ranting right wing "tea bagger", who, boldly challenged someone else she was debating, "to prove that there was a clause in the Constitution about "the separation of church and state." Mercifully that remark, exposed her ignorance and she lost the election.

If its one thing the founders understood it was the hubris of human nature and in letters; and the Federalist they talked about that very thing. And they wrote the Ninth Amendment that speaks to that very issue. The ninth amendment reads: The enumeration (listing) in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed (understood) to deny or disparage (dispute) others (rights) retained (held) by the people.

To paraphrase the letters they exchanged on the subject in modern English…Madison to Jefferson: Tom, ya know down the road there is going to be some dumb ass that will say that if it ain't listed as a right, it ain't a right, so we had better spell it out for them—that if it ain't listed—it's still a right. Jefferson to Madison: Yup! I hear ya Jim, there are a lot of stupid people out there. I think we'd better add a ninth amendment...Problem is—those right wing "lovers" of the Constitution have either—never read the Constitution or—lack the comprehension to understand it.

So to clarify it even further—A "right" doesn't have to be listed as a "right" to be a "right". Because—in the first place—people's rights are from their creator and are infinite and limitless, therefore its impossible to list them all. And in the second place peoples rights, can't be written in or out of the Constitution by the government—if they do no harm—because they are "unalienable" anyway.

So I'd like to say on the record what I shouted in privacy: "YES IT IS YOU DUMB-ASS! THEY DO!" Too bad I can't make it loud enough for her to hear! But, she probably wouldn't get it anyway! People like her seldom do.

Commentary: The Constitution and its democratic underpinnings were borne out of concern for the welfare of the downtrodden masses that fled from a political system of cruel despotism that was rampant in Europe.

A system of upper and lower class, with the lower being subjugated by the wealthy and privileged and made to fight over the scraps discarded by the wealthy and privileged. Remember "let them eat cake" that sparked the French revolution; it is that injustice and the kind of thinking that is at the root of the enlightenment that also inspired our own Revolution.

In that sense—if— the Constitution smacks of socialism in its concern for the "general welfare" of "the people" without consideration for the privileges of the few—its because it is—at its heart a socialistic document—written before the founders had the words to describe their vision in terms used in modern political discourse.

The primary function of government is maintaining balance between "special interests" so that one group can't injure another by impinging on their rights or imposing their own beliefs. It's primary function is to "regulate" those imbalances where it finds them. Such as abolishing slavery.

The Constitution demands equal treatment and redress of grievances, and if that isn't social justice what is? Yet the reactionary right wing talking heads who are a prevalent fixture on cable, like Glen Beck, who decries social justice as evil and denigrates the very Constitution he claims to love—because it was written to ensure social justice. Is Glen Beck ignorant, stupid, or a "judas goat" spewing his noxious hatred at the call of his "wealthy puppet masters", a traitor who will betray his country and its founding principles for money? By the way, Beck you dumb ass, if you were a real Christian you'd know social justice, was the number one item on Jesus' to do list. Good luck on judgement day!

The founders saw that while all men "are created equal in the eyes of god"—men were not seen or treated as equal "in the eyes men"— especially those who would become modern day self aggrandizing monarchs of superior education and abilities, the greedy, the clever, the cunning, the amoral, the cruel, or the privileged, using their natural advantage of privilege to prey on decent hard working common man.

To listen to the Republican right, you'd think that they, and they alone, are "the only American patriots". The truth is they consider themselves superior, an elite aristocracy in every way and they are superior to the average American and that they, and they alone, are meant to "rule"—not lead or govern but "rule, by right of their superior nature—like the monarchs of old who claimed "the divine right of kings" as their due.

Their actions belie their words. They hate this America Democracy that they "want to drown in a bath tub". Or like G.W. Bush, who called the Constitution 'just a god-damn piece of paper" when confronted by its prohibition on torture.

Inflamed with self-absorbed hubris and with no rules or regulations to rein in their unbridled greed, they trample on rights of good and decent hard working people whom the Constitution was intent on protecting, like Union members right to collective bargaining, or gays right to solemnize their personal partnerships, or a woman's right to decide her reproductive future. Their actions belie their "small government" mantra. They want to regulate others without any regulations on them.

They are fascists in the true meaning of the word. Their greed is what made the banks fail, their greed is what has caused thousands to lose their their homes—in some cases the only wealth the middle class will ever know. Their unbridled greed has caused the suffering of millions of Americans. They don't love this Country they loath it. And their every attempt to stifle its noble vision are the proof of their hatred. They worship at a different altar, that of greed.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Deficits don't matter!"

Remember the good old days of Bush and Cheney as they ran up the national debt by billions—and Cheney—famously said to Paul O'Neill: "Deficits don't matter"

"The then, Secretary of the Treasury, O'Neill, was fired in a shakeup of Bush's economic team in December 2002, after he also raised objections to a new round of tax cuts and said Bush balked at his more aggressive plan to combat corporate crime after a string of accounting scandals because of opposition from "the corporate crowd," a key constituency. You remember the whole ENRON corporate crime thingy.

In the aftermath, O'Neill said he tried to warn Vice President Dick Cheney that growing budget deficits-expected to top $500 billion posed a threat to the economy. Cheney cut him off. "You know, Paul, Reagan proved deficits don't matter," Cheney continued: "We won the midterms (congressional elections). This is our due", referring to tax cuts for multi-millionaires, like himself. (While he was at it he threw a few billion dollar no bid contracts to his cronies at Haliburton.) A month later, Cheney told the Treasury secretary he was fired.
Since Ronald Reagan, a majority of Republican politicians gradually came to conclude, as Vice-President Dick Cheney famously told former Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, that "deficits don't matter."

Supply-siders believed deficits didn't matter because tax cuts would boost investment and productivity and that the economy would grow its way out of debt.

The opposite, "starve the beast" faction, epitomized by—"I'd like to drown the government in the bathtub" Grover Norquist—wanted huge tax cuts that would indeed create deep deficits that will then force spending cuts. The fact that both things couldn't be true didn't seem to bother them. Because,"Deficits didn't matter" either way.

Between the two "so called Republican fiscal conservative" factions, that merry ideology played out over eight years, as it called for tax cuts in all seasons for all reasons—and—at the same time massive spending on corporate "entitlements", for all the corporate pigs at the government tit, financed by loans from China, to be paid later by the middle class taxpayers and the Social Security trust Fund that had a surplus of 2.3 trillion dollars."

Luckily their plan to borrow an additional 2 trillion dollars to "privatize Social Security" was stalled by an angry voter backlash when Americans woke up long enough shout NO!

Flash forward nearly a decade later and the American public has put the Republicans back in charge. Even after their drama filled exit from the White House two years earlier—when Bush bailed out Wall Street—the very same Wall Street—that the Republicans had spent several decades deregulating for their banker friends.

Since the mid-terms they have completely transformed themselves into—"Superdebt-slashermen"—each and every born again, Republican radical, Tea Baggin' hatchet man is to a man blaming: the size of government, the liberal elite, "big tax and spending" democrats, unions, the working class, and the middle class for the "debt crisis"—and are hell bent on stemming the financial crisis the backs of the afore mentioned usual suspects.

Hoping you will forget (and apparently you have) that their Republican predecessors—starting with Saint Ronnie—engineered this "debt crisis."

Commentary: The only conclusion I can come to—this Democratic Republic called America—is doomed to succumb to the excesses of a small group of super greedy self-serving plutocrats (that's "very rich fat cats for all you Tea Baggers"), with the help of every corrupt amoral politician that has sold out his constituency, and a mentally lazy and complacent "dittohead" electorate. If “Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance” then the average conservative voter is blissfully ignorant and deserves to live under the heel of the new fascist American aristocracy. They already own all the worlds resources they may as well own your dumb asses too.

BREAKING NEWS: They are still looting the Social Security Fund of its 2.3 trillion dollar surplus, behind closed doors, and they want to blame it on the deficit crisis. The reason they are telling everyone its broke is they've been stealing from it since Reagan came into office—and there is nothing left except a bunch of worthless I.O.U.s—and they now see a away to cover their asses with this phony debt reduction blitz before the public finds out the truth and lynches them. And they have the balls to lecture Afghanistan about corruption. But, then what can we expect from Republicans who—for example—claim their marital infidelity was inspired by their "intense passion" for America. I'm not making this shit up. I can only imagine that their ardor is aroused when the see the exposed backsides of the American taxpayer. I wonder who they will try an hump next? Union workers maybe? Naaaah, they wouldn't do that!