Saturday, November 22, 2008

Trickle up-Not down

Trickle down bail out is a waste of "magic" money. It just disappears down the maul of high paid executive officers and into the back rooms of banks and not much gets to the consumers who will have to pay for the cost of this waste of printing by the Feds. If the Congress, in it's elected wisdom, had simply given every American $3000.00 the crisis would be over by now. That's about the same amount as the bail out of nearly a trillion dollars. Begin to imagine!

A family of two would have gotten $6000.00 and a family of 10 would have gotten $30,000.00. What would this money do? Hide in a mattress? Not a bit. All of that money would have quickly "trickled up" and been in the hands of the banks, the manufacturers, the car companies, and the stock market. Ok, so you're single and live alone and only get $3000.00. So, send it back and don't spend it or use it to pay your mortgage or car bill or buy a new washer/dryer. Sure you will.

I suppose it's too simple and effective an idea to occur to the complex-thinking elected representatives of our democratic republic police state. All these people who are representing the wishes and needs of the people could think of was to dump money into the hands of those who already have millions. That was stupid and we see the results. Give the money to the people and the economy will prosper. The rich already have enough and it no longer "trickles down" to the ordinary people. If we must have a bail out, bail out the people, not the fat cats.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Are you a Libertarian?

A large proportion of the population of the United States support the Libertarian Party but have no idea that it even exists or what form of government the Party endorses. Our country was founded and grown on some basic governing ideas which have been lost in the last 70 (more or less) years. The "Great Depression" allowed greatly increased personal limitations to be enforced by government and a greatly enhanced governmental power. That governing power over the people has grown until now we have more laws enacted than any other country in the world, more convicted criminals, more incarcerated criminals, and have entered into a Police State rather than a Free State system.

Without a revolution no government will reduce their powers over their people. A peaceful revolution is currently required and a great majority of the citizens are aware of that at some level. The expected election later today of Obama as President supports that statement of fact. Change, change, change is the byword and theme of nearly all our elections. But, do we get change? Well, yes, but just in the direction of more and more government and more laws taking from the people for support of more government, more laws, more taxes, less freedom, and more debt. At present, we are making magic money to support institutions now run by the government, fed by the taxpayers, and into the hands of the few. We must have change. Real change. The Libertarian Party supports real change. Investigate the party here: to see if you can find change that feels right for our country. Below is a short passage from the above site.

"Statement of Principles

We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual.

We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.

Governments throughout history have regularly operated on the opposite principle, that the State has the right to dispose of the lives of individuals and the fruits of their labor. Even within the United States, all political parties other than our own grant to government the right to regulate the lives of individuals and seize the fruits of their labor without their consent.

We, on the contrary, deny the right of any government to do these things, and hold that where governments exist, they must not violate the rights of any individual: namely, (1) the right to life -- accordingly we support the prohibition of the initiation of physical force against others; (2) the right to liberty of speech and action -- accordingly we oppose all attempts by government to abridge the freedom of speech and press, as well as government censorship in any form; and (3) the right to property -- accordingly we oppose all government interference with private property, such as confiscation, nationalization, and eminent domain, and support the prohibition of robbery, trespass, fraud, and misrepresentation.

Since governments, when instituted, must not violate individual rights, we oppose all interference by government in the areas of voluntary and contractual relations among individuals. People should not be forced to sacrifice their lives and property for the benefit of others. They should be left free by government to deal with one another as free traders; and the resultant economic system, the only one compatible with the protection of individual rights, is the free market."

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Crime rewarded-Voter Fraud

Voter Fraud is one of those unique crimes in which the benefactor of the crime gets to keep the "booty." A fraudulent vote cast in an election is made valid as soon as it is cast. Only if caught prior to casting the vote is the vote not counted. Thus, if a large group of any candidates followers dedicate themselves to voter fraud, that candidate will benefit and get to keep the benefits of that crime. This is purported to have happened in the Kennedy/Nixon election in which Kennedy has been said to have actually won the presidency through voter fraud. This election McCain/Obama will very likely go down in history as the greatest voter fraud since Tamany Hall. This one, however, will be on a national level and the new president, whomever it is, will be rewarded by gaining the presidency through someone else's crimes. A curious crime indeed.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Remaking America

What could be done with a trillion dollars? The creation of factories, refurbishing of existing factories, jobs, healthy economy, and much more. The government now "owns" the fannies and will run these institutions that own, at some level, most of the mortgages of homes in America. With such a level of Socialism, why not use the trillion dollars to "go to war" with our economy? Recall how America got out of the "Great" depression? We got into World War II. At great governmental expense we created factories, refurbished factories, built vehicles, ships, arms, and much more. We then took these highly expensive manufactured goods to far reaches of the world and destroyed most of them, abandoning the remainder to the countries they happened to be in at the end of the war. Instead of using a trillion dollars of magic money to enrich the banking and investment fat cats, why not use a trillion dollars to go to war with our own economy. We could use new factories, rebuild and bring up-to-date manufacturing facilities. We could then build some of our own appliances and goods. Why not build "liberty" ships or their equivalent again and start competing with world trade transportation again. Let the government own the factories, ships, or whatever and allow the workers to buy the factories, ships or whatever from the government. That way, everyone gains from the bottom up. People have jobs actually in America, actually producing items for sale to the world again. And, the money invested in vehicles, factories, roads, trains, and more is all inside America and all paid back to the government several times over through purchase of the factories, goods, ships, and so on and through taxes paid by the workers and sales of these same manufactured goods. That's how to get America back on it's feet with "magic" money. Throwing it at the Savings and Loan, Banks, and investment companies will not do anything except exacerbate the damage already done.

Magic money

So, now we all pay for the planned and created crash of the banking and investment world through the use of bad housing loans. Do you really think the people who perpetrated this evil actually did it without foreknowledge of their actions? Banks are run and overseen by financial experts who are fully capable being aware of their actions in the larger financial world for years to come. Many "rogue" experts warned of exactly what was coming years ago and were dismissed by the other experts who were well aware of the accuracy of the warnings but wished to continue to become more rich at the expense of a one-day crash. Do you think these same people were not aware of the pathos they were creating (of people losing their homes) and that they would probably benefit doubly when the public supported a bailout of the same institutions that created the crisis? Do you think these same people were not aware of the bailout of the Savings and Loan institutions 20 or so years ago? We've all been "had" and now we have stupidly allowed these same evil financiers to continue and gain even more wealth.

Oh yes, I was wrong about the cost to the individual American. The bailout is now estimated to cost nearly 900 billion dollars. As we all know from past experience, this will expand quite a bit to reach well over a trillion dollars. At that level (more than $900,000,000,000.00) it will cost each American from baby to elderly more than $3000.00 or more than $12,000.00 for a family of 4. And the government thought we could "kick-start" the economy by giving each family $600.00 to a maximum of $1200.00 just a few months ago. Now, we must cough up more than 10 times that much to "kick-start" the banks that will take back the houses and resell them for a profit, giving the evil financiers more money at the public expense.

What could we, the public, have done with a trillion dollars? The mind boggles.

Friday, October 03, 2008

bailout costs for YOU!

The population of the United States at present is about 350 million. With a bailout cost of at least $700 billion, the cost PER PERSON is $2000.00. Got an extra $2000.00 you'd like to GIVE to the fat cats who wrecked the banking system? Not me! Want to contribute a few thousand to the sink hole of those who bought homes way above their means and now want to have US bail them out? Not me! Nor will the banks bail more than a few out with the money given to them by each person. For a family of four that's $8000.00 and I'll bet nearly all family of fours are watching their budgets carefully. Now, we are supposed to hand over a lot of money to keep fat cats fat. Will it pass the second time, now that the Senate has "sweetened the pot" with more money for pork and fat cats? Hope not. Time to stop bailing out the Savings and Loan and now Banks that deal with unfair methods and operate in such a way to make the rich richer. Stop the bailout.