Tuesday, April 17, 2007

If Your Not Outraged, Your Not Paying Attention!

Are you paying attention to the amount of value our dollar has lost since 1913? Are you paying attention to the massive deficits that our government is running? How about the fact that our money (also known as Federal Reserve Notes) is nothing more than a promise to pay more worthless Federal Reserve Notes?

Have you noticed that in our current monetary system that all money is borrowed into existence? Do you realize that if all debts were paid back today there would be no money at all? Does this seem like a stable monetary system to you?

Are you aware that the Federal Reserve is neither federal nor does it have any reserves? Do you understand that the power to coin money has been handed over from our own government to a private banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve?

Have you realized the fact that there is no law that requires you or any other American to pay income taxes? Are you paying attention to the fact that if you don't pay income taxes you will most likely be terrorized by the IRS?

Do you realize that all of the income tax that Americans pay goes straight into the coffers of the Federal Reserve to pay for the interest on the money that our government borrows from this private banking cartel? Did you know that our government could change this if it wanted to?

Are you watching as special interest bills get hidden inside of other larger bills even though they have nothing to do with the bills they are attached to? Do you think that the Patriot Act has anything to do with being patriotic or giving you more freedoms?

Did you know that on 9/11, it wasn't just the Twin Towers that came down, but there was a third building? Are you aware that no plane ever struck it? Do you know why?

Are you feeling more secure now that we have the Department of Homeland Security and the TSA? Are you starting to get the feeling that the war on terror is really just the war against our freedoms?

Are you standing by and doing nothing as the corrupt organization known as the FDA makes a final power grab to regulate all mineral supplements, vitamins and any other substance that may have a positive effect on your health?

Are you getting excited about the new National ID card that you and I will be required to carry starting in May of 2008? Do you look forward to carrying around your shiny new ID with an RFID chip inside of it that will house your personal data but be scannable by anyone that is close enough.

Are you ready to become a part of the North American Union? Do you even know what this is and who is pushing for it?

Do you think it is a good thing that our government has a working group on capital markets also known as the plunge protection team? Do you know how much money it takes each day to finance our current account deficit?

Are you happy that we are a war mongering nation spending ourselves into oblivion while we can't even protect our own borders?

Are you paying attention to what the price of gold and silver are telling you? Are you outraged? Or are you even paying attention?

Friday, April 6, 2007

The 2008 Federal Budget - by Ron Paul

Why is it that Ron Paul is the ONLY person in congress and the only 2008 presidential candidate who actually does the right things when it comes to freedom, money and government? Because he is one of the few remaining who actually care about America, Truth, Honesty and the Constitution.

The 2008 Federal Budget

April 2, 2007 The fiscal year 2008 budget, passed in the House of Representatives last week, is a monument to irresponsibility and profligacy. It shows that Congress remains oblivious to the economic troubles facing the nation, and that political expediency trumps all common sense in Washington. To the extent that proponents and supporters of these unsustainable budget increases continue to win reelection, it also shows that many Americans unfortunately continue to believe government can provide them with a free lunch.

To summarize, Congress proposes spending roughly $3 trillion in 2008. When I first came to Congress in 1976, the federal government spent only about $300 billion. So spending has increased tenfold in thirty years, and tripled just since 1990.

About one-third of this $3 trillion is so-called discretionary spending; the remaining two-thirds is deemed “mandatory” entitlement spending, which means mostly Social Security and Medicare. I’m sure many American voters would be shocked to know their elected representatives essentially have no say over two-thirds of the federal budget, but that is indeed the case. In fact the most disturbing problem with the budget is the utter lack of concern for the coming entitlement meltdown.

For those who thought a Democratic congress would end the war in Iraq, think again: their new budget proposes supplemental funds totaling about $150 billion in 2008 and $50 billion in 2009 for Iraq. This is in addition to the ordinary Department of Defense budget of more than $500 billion, which the Democrats propose increasing each year just like the Republicans.

(Read the rest of the story here: Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk