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Old 12-22-2008, 08:03 PM   #26
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December 22, 2008: "Government and Fraud"

Billions of dollars were recently lost in the collapse of Bernie Madoff’s self-described Ponzi scheme, in which too-good-to-be-true returns on investments were not really returns at all, but the funds of defrauded new investors. The pyramid scheme collapsed dramatically when too many clients called in their accounts, and not enough new victims could be found to support these withdrawals. Bernie Madoff was running a blatant fraud operation. Fraud is already illegal, and he will be facing criminal consequences, which is as it should be, and should act as an appropriate deterrent to potential future criminals. But it seems every time someone breaks the law, politicians and pundits decide we need more laws, even though lack of laws was not the problem.

The government itself runs a fraud much bigger than Madoff’s. Our Social Security system is the very definition of a Ponzi, or pyramid scheme. If the government truly had an interest in protecting people’s savings, they would allow people to opt out of Social Security altogether. We would cut wasteful spending, such as our overseas empire, to honor current obligations to seniors, and eventually phase the program out. Instead, as with Enron and Sarbanes Oxley, I expect new, unrelated legislation to be proposed that further damages freedom in the name of protecting us, amidst loud proclamations that they have made the world safe.

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Old 12-30-2008, 06:07 AM   #27
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December 29, 2008: "Transition and Hope"

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Many hoped that the changes would signify overwhelming positive steps for our country, and that we would enter a new era, as promised during the campaign. I would like for this to be true, but based on the continuity so far, I would not be surprised to see America stay on the same course of failed monetary and economic policies. The course has been set for several decades, and in reality there is little the new administration could do to fix things without actually making them worse. But I expect them to try. The only real solutions involve allowing the market to liquidate the debt and malinvestment. The political reality is that this is not going to happen....

Unfortunately, government will continue to consolidate and abuse power at an accelerated pace. Government will get bigger, in the short term, and as monetary policy goes from irresponsible to absurd, I have every expectation that we will soon shift from some prices falling to an inflationary nightmare.

But there is hope...


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Old 12-30-2008, 10:56 AM   #28
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This absurd budgeting is another facet to the "You can't trade off freedom for security" arguement. The USA will go bankrupt soon due to crazy spending. All the cost of the Police state will weigh down the economy & soon we will have an inflation nightmare. So, this "security" is going to yield $50 pricetag on a loaf of bread & on a quart of milk. Theres no sceurity here & I'd rather take my chance with the terrorists than suffer hyperinflation!!
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:05 AM   #29
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ALSO SEE: 1/5/2009 Ron Paul Madoff "Irrelevant SEC + Congress + Moral Hazard + US Gov't Ponzi Schemes": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xir5j...orliberty.com/ Source: http://www.campaignforliberty.com

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January 5, 2009: "Opportunities for Peace and Nonintervention"

Last week I discussed our worsening economic situation and the fact that there are very few options for the new administration to improve things in the long run. The same is not true on the foreign policy front. Our interventionist foreign policy stands ready to be put on a new course with the new administration. Unfortunately, it seems the new administration is likely to continue the mistakes of the past. I've often discussed interventionist foreign policy and the resulting blowback. The current administration's foreign policy, I'm afraid, has created a huge impetus for blowback against the United States. However, I truly believe much of the world stands ready to look beyond our nation's recent blunders if the new administration proves to be heading in a more reasonable direction.

Other nations around the world find our interference in their affairs condescending, and it is very dangerous for us. We may think we have much to gain by inserting ourselves in these complex situations, but on the contrary we suffer from many consequences.

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Old 01-06-2009, 04:31 AM   #30
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It is becoming apparent, as the new O bama Administration approaches its Inauguration Day> Its going to be> the same old same O ?

Barack Obama: The Naked Emperor?
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:39 PM   #31
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January 12, 2009: "Stimulating Our Way to Rock Bottom"

"Washington’s bandaids will only prolong this agony."

With attention turning to the next big economic stimulus package, questions are still swirling about our economic troubles. How did we get here? How do we get out? As usual, Washington has all the wrong answers. According to many politicians, we got here by not spending enough, not consuming enough, and not regulating enough. Now government, like some mythical white knight, is going to ride in to save the day by blanketing the economy with dollars, hiring an army of new bureaucrats, creating make-work jobs, and sending everyone some form of a bailout check. The debate seems to focus on whether this will cost enough to save the economy, or if this is just a “down payment” with much more government spending to come. Talk like that would be comical, if the results weren’t going to be so tragic.

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Old 01-13-2009, 12:31 AM   #32
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just watch this show. its a good one.

Alex Jones TV 1-8-09 David Icke Part 6/7
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:10 AM   #33
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Does the metaphor>or maybe an analogy> once the train leaves the station> ring any bells?
Well, trains and economies> pretty much operate in the same way.
Our economy, is on a outbound departing train (that left the station awhile back).
Note> trains and economies are both> very difficult to stop!
Once started and in progress> the returnaround for both> is not an immediate process> theres lots of in betweens before getting back too?

I expect this money> is far too little and (most importantly) there is no strategic or logical plan> other than spend our way out? How long can we spend, what we don't have, and when will those with all this money (were borrowing from), object and demand payment> and in what form> of currency?
I believe, it is all about buying time to psychologically> allow the whole population (us passengers) to adjust> to the enevitable (badtrip)?
Now, I'm not saying things> will not eventually turn around> somewhat?
Its the some> who the turnabout will be> for and the what> is going to happen too the rest> I worry about?


sorry about that thats what too much and too little
can undo> trying to make sense!

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Old 01-13-2009, 01:23 AM   #34
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just watch this show. its a good one.

Alex Jones TV 1-8-09 David Icke Part 6/7
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That was a good one.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:07 PM   #35
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January 19, 2009: "Strengthening or Weakening the Economy?"

"Freedom is our strength, government is our weakness."

The economic situation continues to deteriorate this week as past and future bailouts were discussed on Capitol Hill. The debate was over the accountability of already disbursed TARP money, and on whether or not to release remaining funds. Banks that had already been bailed out before are looking for more money to fill the black holes that are their balance sheets, warning that they are simply too big to fail. However, whatever ‘devastating’ consequences these banks are dreaming up and pushing on Capitol Hill regarding their own collapse will be nothing compared to the collapse of our currency if …

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Old 01-26-2009, 10:31 PM   #36
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January 26, 2009: "Stimulus for Who?"

This week the House is expected to pass an $825 billion economic stimulus package. In reality, this bill is just an escalation of a government-created economic mess. As before, a sense of urgency and impending doom is being used to extract mountains of money from Congress with minimal debate. So much for change. This is déjà vu. We are again being promised that its passage will help employment, help homeowners, help the environment, etc. These promises are worthless. This time around especially, Congress should know better than to pass anything of this magnitude without first reading the fine print. There a many red flags that I have found in this bill.

At least $4 billion is allocated to expanding the police state and the war on drugs through Byrne grants, which even the Bush administration opposed, and the COPS program, both of which are corrupt and largely ineffective programs.

To help Big Brother keep a better eye on us and our children, $20 billion would go towards health information technology, which would create a national system of electronic medical records without adequate privacy protection. These records would instead be subject to the misnamed federal “medical privacy” rule, which allows government and state-favored special interests to see medical records at will. An additional $250 million is allocated for states to nationalize individual student data, expanding Federal control of education and eroding privacy.

$79 billion bails out states that haphazardly expanded their budgets during the bubble years, but refuse to retrench and cut back, as their taxpayers have had to, during recession years.

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February 02, 2009: "Cures for Our Economic Disease"

"the best cure for a recession is a recession"

I have recently had several opportunities on various news programs to discuss the economy and what is wrong with the so-called economic stimulus package. I have said over and over what we shouldn’t be doing, and now I’d like to explain what we should be doing. But to improve the situation, you must first have a solid grasp of how we got here. Government policies and central planning created the housing bubble, now going bust. About a decade ago the government made expanded homeownership and affordable housing a public goal. Through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the secondary mortgage market the government incentivized creative, low down-payment, more widely available mortgage products, and discouraged the market-proven lending standards of the past. The Federal Reserve kept interest rates artificially low, which added more fuel to this fire.

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February 09, 2009: "Freedom From Government"

"Money is the Trojan horse that government uses to infiltrate and infect organizations."

President Obama signed an executive order last week continuing the faith-based initiatives program created by former President Bush. When the program was created, I warned that giving taxpayer money to private religious organizations would eventually lead to political control and manipulation of them. This week has provided some evidence that this was a justified concern. The logic behind funding faith-based initiatives seemed reasonable to some. Private organizations are much more effective in charitable endeavors than government programs and bureaucracies. Therefore, why not “outsource” some of the government’s welfare-state activities to these worthy organizations? This appealed to many conservatives, especially …

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February 16, 2009: "On Reinstating the Draft"

"I am convinced that there are more threats to American liberty within the 10 mile radius of my office on Capitol Hill than there are on the rest of the globe."

Much has been made by the new administration of the idea of national service and volunteerism. While service to one’s community is certainly admirable, it is not the federal government’s place to “encourage” or promote volunteerism. Moreover, there are troubling signs that national service could transition from voluntary to mandatory, or de facto mandatory, such as the requirement of service in order to be granted a diploma, or something along those lines. Involuntary servitude was supposed to be abolished by the 13th Amendment, but things like Selective Service and the income tax make me wonder how serious we really …

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February 23, 2009: "On Transparency of the Fed"

"...with so much of the Fed’s business cloaked in secrecy, these latest initiatives will not even scratch the surface of the Fed’s opaque operations."

This week the Federal Reserve responded to the American people’s increased concerns over our monetary policy by presenting new initiatives aimed at enhancing the Fed’s transparency and accountability. As someone who has called for more openness from the Fed for over 30 years, I was pleased to see the Fed acknowledge the legitimacy of this need. The Federal Reserve controls the flow of money and credit in our economy because Congress has abdicated its responsibility over the nation’s currency. This process therefore occurs centrally, and almost completely outside the system of checks and balances. Because of legal tender laws, …

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More wise information from the wise economist, who happens to be associated with the Hijacked Republican Party by default, not by choice, Ron Paul.
I almost forgot to post his weekly 'Texas Straight Talk' with all this talk about politics. Ron Paul does not appear as a politician to me, but as a realist, an economist, and a wiser man than most. In a recent conversation with Giovonni he called him, "The Anti-Politician"; that resonates with me.

The weary warrior, Dr. Paul, sounds soooo tired on the Audio. He has given speeches this last week at
CPAC: http://www.campaignforliberty.com/bl...ew=12135&cpg=1
and in Austin at the Liberty Banquet 2/28/2009: http://www.campaignforliberty.com/bl...ew=12328&cpg=1
and all the TV and radio interviews: CNN American Morning 3/2/2009 http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=12299
Live from CPAC: CNN Interview 2/27/2009 http://www.campaignforliberty.com/bl...ew=12101&cpg=1
And on Washington Unplugged 2/27/2009: http://www.campaignforliberty.com/bl...ew=12099&cpg=1

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March 02, 2009: "Is Spending the Answer?"

This week, Congress and the administration once again showed their lack of economic understanding, as they ramped up spending to record levels. On the surface, maybe it does look to some like the economic crisis is a liquidity problem, that the economy is in trouble because money is not changing hands at the pace it once did in the boom years. They believe that to get back to a booming economy money needs to start changing hands again – and the quickest way to do this is for the federal government to massively expand spending to pump new money …

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Default Runaway spending will not solve the economic crisis.

Since this directly relates to Dr. Paul's most recent Texas Straight Talk, I've posted this Bloomberg interview here along with two others from today.

Ron Paul on Bloomberg

3/3/2009

On Tuesday, Dr. Paul appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss the budget and how runaway spending will not solve the economic crisis.

Video (4:29): http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=12440



Ron Paul on Glenn Beck

3/3/2009

Video (5:41): http://www.campaignforliberty.com/bl...ew=12444&cpg=1



Ron Paul on MSNBC

3/3/2009

Discuss Rush

Video (6:00): http://www.campaignforliberty.com/bl...ew=12441&cpg=1



Ron Paul on "Washington Watch"

3/3/2009

Dr. Paul discusses the economy, monetary policy, and foreign policy with Congressman Walter Jones in this two part interview:

Videos (19:47): http://www.campaignforliberty.com/bl...ew=12408&cpg=1

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March 09, 2009: "Imagine"

Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of “keeping us safe” or “promoting democracy” or “protecting their strategic interests.” Imagine that they operated outside of US law, and that the Constitution did not apply to them. Imagine that every now and then they made mistakes or acted on bad information and accidentally killed or terrorized innocent Americans, including women and children, most …

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March 16, 2009: "Earmarks Don't Add Up"

Earmarks seem to be the hot topic this week, and as a fiscal conservative I am dismayed so many people deliberately distort the earmarking process and grandstand to make political points. It is an easy thing to do with earmarks. It takes a little more time and patience to grasp the reality of what earmarks really are. To be sure, if earmarks were the driving force behind explosive government spending as some have been led to believe, that would be a good reason for all the fuss. The misconception seems to be that members of Congress put together a …

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Recent Videos on Earmarks:

Ron Paul on the Steve Gill Show, March 12, 2009
Visit http://www.gillreport.com for more. Former Presidential candidate and champion of the Constitution Congressman Ron Paul of Texas joined the program today to discuss, among other things, the misunderstanding many people have about earmarks and the idea that we need more earmarks, not less.
Video (10:00): http://www.campaignforliberty.com/bl...cpg=1#comments

Congressman Ron Paul on Earmarks March 10, 2009
Posted by Matt Hawes on 3/10/09 2:25 PM Campaign for Liberty
On Tuesday, Dr. Paul spoke on the House floor concerning the true nature of earmarks.
Video (5:36): http://www.campaignforliberty.com/bl...cpg=1#comments

Dr. Paul Defends Earmarks on Cavuto March 10, 2009
"This whole thing about 'Earmarks' is totally misunderstood."
Video (4:05): http://www.campaignforliberty.com/bl...cpg=1#comments



Recent Article on Earmarks:

"Earmarks: Much Ado About Nothing"

Source: http://www.campaignforliberty.com/bl...cpg=1#comments

Posted by Matt Hawes on 03/09/09

Over at LewRockwell.com today, Dave Gonigam takes a look at earmarks and asks everyone to take a deep breath and actually consider the issue:

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We're hearing a lot lately about earmarks - DC-speak for pork-barrel spending. Whether it's the "stimulus" bill signed into law last month, or the $410 billion spending bill that's supposed to tide over Uncle Sam for the rest of fiscal '09, it seems we can't get away from them....

Not so. Earmarks typically make up about 1% of the federal budget. In the spending bill being debated right now, it's a little under 2%....But really, we're talking about a pittance in the big scheme of the federal budget. Slaughter all the earmarks, and it would barely put a dent in runaway spending.

Well actually, it wouldn't even do that.

That's because earmarks come out of a total amount of federal spending that's carved in stone before the earmarks are ever doled out to the lawmakers. In other words, the money's going to get spent anyway.

The only difference is that with earmarks, individual lawmakers get a little bit of say in how it gets spent. Take earmarks out of the equation, and the decisions get made within the executive branch, or at best, among the Congressional leadership - whose primary concern would be rewarding friends and punishing enemies among the back-benchers....
As Dr. Paul has pointed out in the past: http://www.ronpaullibrary.org/document.php?id=836

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Because earmarks are funded from spending levels that have been determined before a single earmark is agreed to, with or without earmarks the spending levels remain the same. Eliminating earmarks designated by Members of Congress would simply transfer the funding decision process to federal bureaucrats rather then elected representatives. In an already flawed system, earmarks can at least allow residents of Congressional districts to have a greater role in allocating federal funds - their tax dollars - than if the money is allocated behind locked doors by bureaucrats. So we can be critical of the abuses in the current system but we shouldn't lose sight of how some reforms may not actually make the system much better.

The real problem... is the size of the federal government and the amount of money we are spending in these appropriations bills....
Mr. Gonigam reiterates that point in his article today; the earmark battle serves as a convenient distraction from the larger issues. It is just one piece of a much bigger puzzle.

Small government conservatives may be ready to reduce the number of earmarks in a spending bill, but are they ready to reconsider our $1 trillion foreign policy? Or all of the money spent enforcing anti-civil liberties legislation like the Patriot Act? Or the destruction of our dollar by an out of control Federal Reserve?

Read Dave Gonigam's full article here: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig9/gonigam4.html

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March 23, 2009: "Bankruptcy IS Economic Stimulus"

The distraction on Capitol Hill this week has to do with the jackpot bonuses that executives at AIG recently received. The argument is over a relative drop in the bucket. The total amount of bonuses given out was $165 million. The government has put $170 billion into AIG so far. Many now are demanding we get this money back. We ought to be spending our time and effort doing something more worthwhile, like figuring out how the Federal Reserve is handling the trillions of dollars they are creating and pumping into the economy, and how that is affecting the …

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March 30, 2009: "End the War on Drugs"

We have recently heard many shocking stories of brutal killings and ruthless violence related to drug cartels warring with Mexican and US officials. It is approaching the fever pitch of a full blown crisis. Unfortunately, the administration is not likely to waste this opportunity to further expand government. Hopefully, we can take a deep breath and look at history for the optimal way to deal with this dangerous situation, which is not unprecedented. Alcohol prohibition in the 1920’s brought similar violence, gangs, lawlessness, corruption and brutality. The reason for the violence was not that making and selling alcohol was …

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April 06, 2009: "Budget Expands Government as Economy Contracts"

Last week the House passed another budget that increases federal power, raises taxes, and increases the national debt. I voted against it, and was pleased to see that not a single Republican representative voted for it. Legislators often see bipartisanship as constructive, but I disagree especially where the destruction of our economy or our liberty is concerned. There has been too much bipartisan consensus on expanding government far beyond the bounds of the Constitution which we all swore to defend and uphold. Because of this, I have never been able to vote for a budget. However, it was good …

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April 13, 2009: "Fewer Taxes for Real Economic Stimulus"

Taxes are the issue this week as Americans struggle to make the April 15th deadline to file their returns. It is a good time to contemplate the effects of big government and what it does to our country. The income tax is one of the most egregious encroachments on our liberties today. It is a form of involuntary servitude, which was supposed to have been outlawed by the 13th Amendment. Tax Freedom Day is defined as the day when the nation as a whole has theoretically earned enough income to fund its annual federal tax burden. For all of...

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April 20, 2009: "Responses to Piracy"

The recent episode with the Somali pirates has brought to the forefront many questions about maritime security. What is the best way to deal with a gang of criminals, not acting on behalf of any country, when they attack private vessels? Under whose jurisdiction are these types of criminals to be prosecuted? Most importantly, how do we deter such attacks in the future? Already the administration is saber-rattling with typical big government so-called solutions, like “diplomatically” threatening the weak Somalian government, or any government of any country where pirates are thought to live, with military action if they fail …

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April 27, 2009: "Secession: the Ultimate States' Right"

Last week the governor of Texas ignited a media firestorm for his remarks involving the idea of secession. He did not call for Texas to secede from the United States. He merely pointed out that the federal government was treading heavily on the sovereignty of the states and that this can not continue indefinitely without a breaking point. The reaction to Governor Perry’s statements has been nothing short of hysterical. He has been called treasonous for making this obvious point and opening up a discussion. I am not calling for secession either, however there is nothing wrong with a …

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