Any Liberal Should Be Pissed – Case: Nuclear Option

What’s Good for the Goose is Not Good for the Gander

 

The Senate using the so-called “Nuclear Option” is a blatant one-finger salute to the American people.  By setting this precedent of making up their own rules to benefit their own party’s agenda – they have hurt everyone, including those that believe in “democracy”, even though the United States is set up as a republic – not a democracy  (democracy DOES destroy the vote and voice of the minority).

 

Republicans will retaliate – at some point – and this further hurts the American people.  The two corrupt parties who rule the “law” in Washington, D.C. have taken a dangerous step towards eroding what “rule of law” we have next.  Including the ignorance of Constitutional law, that is set up to protect the minority, to protect the individual, and to protect the property-owner – all of which suffer under the Nuclear Option, where Senators have claimed themselves able to re-write the law as they see fit.

 

Democrats claim to be “liberal” and “progressive”.  Democrats claim to “protect minorities” and protect the people who have a hard time using their voice.  On November 21, 2013, Democrats and the Democratic Party shut the minority up – by abandoning the rule of law.  Anyone who claims themselves to be liberal, should be infuriated.  Republicans would be guilty of the same fatal offense, and most likely will be at some point, to retaliate.  This infighting does nothing for YOU.  It only benefits political parties, that have a stranglehold on all three branches of government.

 

Today is a very good day to dump your party.  If you believe in either liberalism or conservatism, neither the Democratic or Republican Party are doing anything to further your philosophy.

Winning the Economic War & Fighting Terrorism

Apparent both nationally and locally, 2012 is going to be an important year for Americans to make decisions regarding what the federal government should and should not be doing. So much money and time has been spent on special interests and social issues – neither of which should have ever been a part of the federal government’s mantra and charge for defending the individual liberties of the American people – and it is time we take a hard look and decide where to put our time, interest, and money.

 

Terrorism is real – it has been a part of free people’s lives since history has been recorded. There are interests that desire to control and kill factions of people based on money, religion, and other agendas. For free people, it is essential to pay attention to the basis for effectively maintaining freedom – and that is economic well-being and the ability to create and grow wealth. Only when people can exercise economic freedom, with the realization of property rights and the acknowledgement of natural rights, are we able to defend ourselves against terrorism.

 

Economic terrorism, a real-world means of destroying countries by using currency and the debt-system of our monetary policy, is American’s greatest terrorist threat. With the literal push of a button – our economic system as we know it could be wiped out – there are no regulations, no transparency, and no accountability to protect and defend Americans against this push of this financial melt-down button. Kevin Freeman has wrote an excellent book on the subject called Secret Weapon, and eloquently explains how America’s financial system could be collapsed with the vested interests of nations who would like to replace the dollar, and who would also be happy to end capitalism as we know it to instead adopt a different monetary policy under a different type of law. One which would erode not only our individual liberties, but also be dangerous to the peace and freedom embraced by humans around the world.

 

National defense is about much more than defending the borders of our country – it is also about defending the infrastructure and system by which we are able to operate freely and creatively. Whatever your belief system is, and whatever your values are – the most important thing to fight for right now is the ability to fight for and enjoy those things. If our economy is collapsed, we will no longer have the ability or freedom to do anything. And our economy and financial system could be collapsed. But unlike the scares in 2008, it will be much worse, and we may not be able to dig out.

 

This is about using our time and energy to focus on the taproots of problems, and as I see it – the greatest threat to the American people is economic warfare made possible by our debt, our weak currency, our monetary policy, and our lax regulation and insight of financial markets both here and abroad. This must change and change now for us to be able to continue having a voice for any of our values and special interests. This is trans-partisan – and this is something that should be discussed and deliberated by our representatives at every level of government.

 

Dear Next Generation,

Dear Next Generation,

It is not every day that we have the opportunity to watch an anomaly in the world – a nation that is governed by the people – slowly be eroded into a nation of economic slaves, while we continue to work and play as if nothing is wrong.
While you were dialing in for American Idol, your representatives at a federal level continued to argue amongst themselves about how to deal with a $14-plus trillion debt, a deficit that as-stands will not be able to pay present and future obligations, and the fact that with both unemployment and underemployment considered, there are between 24% and 29% of American people who are suffering from not being able to work.

While you were enamored with the latest meat-attire of Lady Gaga, your government and the Federal Reserve “bailed out”, “loaned”, and “stimulated” companies, organizations, and economies of not only the United States, but also foreign entities.  The results of this are being seen, and will continue to have devastating effects on the economy.  “Quantitative easing” is like calling an EF5 tornado a “Qualitative smoothing” – it is semantics, and a lie.

While you decided that voting “didn’t do any good”, 535 people helped to make federal decisions that affect YOUR privacyYOUR right to protect yourself, and YOUR right to consume products that you may enjoy or that may benefit you.

While you didn’t “get involved” because you thought that you weren’t able or capable of participating, hundreds of men and women who cannot read the Constitution of the United States of America, who can’t read the bills until after they pass, and who cannot balance a budget, made over six figures while “representing” you.

While you were afraid to call out these politicians and “leaders” for what they were doing, several of us screamed at the top of our lungs to stop being apathetic and join us.

Thankfully, that moment is not quite over yet.  The opportunity to make a difference is real, and it is not too late.

Down to Brass Tacks

Because I am in the publishing industry, I listen to people talk – as consumers, clients, news-reporters, etc.

Yeah, the economy is slowing, the numbers look dismal, and unemployment is definitely up – that being said, I walk around town and watch thousands of people driving around, like nothing is really wrong.

What to believe?  I don’t know, but I can tell you this – our federal government needs to get down to business about what is causing the most problems for average Americans (not for big-businesses, not for big-government).  Our MONETARY POLICY is the problem.  Monetary policy – WHO CONTROLS THE MONEY SUPPLY – is what is causing the fluctuations and unsustainable behaviors in the economy.  Quantitative easing is just a word to make complete destruction sound like a nice thing.

We need to get down to brass tacks – neither Republicans or Democrats at the federal level (minus a select few) are shouting at the top of their lungs that our biggest problem is the monetary policy engaged in between Congress and the Federal Reserve.

If we focus on the VALUE of our DOLLAR (which is different than a FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE which is in your pocket right now), we can see that we are ALL being bankrupted by the system as it stands now.  We need money that allows us to build and create wealth, not fiat currency that doesn’t mean anything when in our pockets, under our mattresses, and in our banks.

Sound radical?  You bet it is – the base of the word radical means to “go back to one’s roots” by the way.  (Want to know what is REALLY “radical”?  The fact that we are over 14 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT – UNBELIEVABLE).   Thomas Jefferson would want us to get to the heart of our problem and fix it – our labor is taxed, our money is legal tender – we don’t have control over our property or our earnings – how can we fix that?

BANKING REFORM – Limited Purpose Banking

We will be continually promoting this concept that was brought to our attention from one of our readers – it is WE THE PEOPLE that will save this country.

Have you heard the term “limited purpose banking”?  It is a very simple, efficient, and honest means of getting our financial system back on the track of preserving YOUR money.  The concept?  All financial institutions change to operate strictly as “pass-through mutual-fund companies”(Bloomberg, 2010), where the investments can lost value, but the funds themselves can never fail.  Details about mutual-fund securities would be disclosed in real-time (giving the market valuable information to be able to make purchasing decisions).  This would also replace 115 federal and state financial regulatory bodies with ONE “Federal Financial Administration” to oversee limited-purpose-banking funds.

Create transparency, eliminate bureaucracy, and let the free-market work.  That is what I call smart and sustainable solutions to our banking industry.  Read more about it HERE.

– Tisha Casida

Downsizing the Federal Government

Do you ever wonder if there are actually solutions to the mess we are in?

We hear a whole lot about the PROBLEM – but what about things we can actually DO?  I think we can all agree that our time would be better spent on positive and productive solutions versus complaining, hate speech, and rhetoric.

So, OF COURSE there are solutions.  This blog – Downsizingthefederalgovernment, as well as the book, Downsizing the Federal Government by Chris Edwards (available on our website for purchase; please purchase there if you so desire as it keeps the lights on), offer a “department by department guide to cutting the federal government”.

The TRUTH is that we can solve a whole lot of our budget problems by eliminating waste and inefficiences.  AND if we have more money in the bank, we can do more productive things in our economy.

Don’t be fooled – there are things we can do RIGHT NOW.  All it takes is a group of concerned citizens willing to stand up and speak up.

– Tisha Casida

Downsizing the Federal Government

Do you ever wonder if there are actually solutions to the mess we are in?

We hear a whole lot about the PROBLEM – but what about things we can actually DO?  I think we can all agree that our time would be better spent on positive and productive solutions versus complaining, hate speech, and rhetoric.

So, OF COURSE there are solutions.  This blog – Downsizingthefederalgovernment, as well as the book, Downsizing the Federal Government by Chris Edwards (available on our website for purchase; please purchase there if you so desire as it keeps the lights on), offer a “department by department guide to cutting the federal government”.

The TRUTH is that we can solve a whole lot of our budget problems by eliminating waste and inefficiences.  AND if we have more money in the bank, we can do more productive things in our economy.

Don’t be fooled – there are things we can do RIGHT NOW.  All it takes is a group of concerned citizens willing to stand up and speak up.

– Tisha Casida

A Banking System to Create PROSPERITY

– Tisha Casida

In theory, a banking system is supposed to create safety and prosperity for its customers – the people who make deposits and take out loans.

What happened in the past couple years in the United States is unprecedented and unsustainable, not to mention unethical.  Hard-working Americans who trusted in their investments were taken to the cleaners, while those who stole their retirements, livelihoods, and future were the beneficiaries of a government-funded bailout.

Could this have been prevented?  Of course it could have!  Could we do better now?  Of course we can!  Here’s how.

Our financial system “was supposed to channel our hard-earned savings into the best real investments: new homes, offices, factories, equipment and research. And it was supposed to correctly price our assets”(Kotlikoff & Leamer, 2009).  When it collapsed, it was doing neither of these because Wall Street had turned into a gambling machine.

Limited Purpose Banking (LPB) “would transform all financial corporations, including insurance companies and hedge funds, into mutual funds”(2009).  These mutual funds would still be called “banks” and would be regulated by a new “Federal Financial Authority” (FFA) that would replace over 115 state and federal regulatory agencies (yes, that would probably save some taxpayers money, not to mention time, and heartache) and the FFA would “rate, verify, supervise custody, disclose and clear all securities purchased, held and sold by LPB mutual funds. Private rating companies could stay in business, but no one would need to trust them ever again”(2009).

Under such a system, banks would never fail because they would never hold financial assets, they would be limited to their “legitimate” purpose – being a financial intermediary.

The Good American Post will do our best to figure out how our readers and listeners can learn more and get involved, you can read a detailed article about LPB by Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Edward Leamer HERE.

Reference:

Kotlikoff, L.J.,  & Leamer, E. (2009, April 23).  A Banking System We Can Trust. Forbes.com. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/2009/04/22/loan-mortgage-mutual-fund-wall-street-opinions-contributors-bank.html.

BANKING REFORM – Limited Purpose Banking

We will be continually promoting this concept that was brought to our attention from one of our readers – it is WE THE PEOPLE that will save this country.

Have you heard the term “limited purpose banking”?  It is a very simple, efficient, and honest means of getting our financial system back on the track of preserving YOUR money.  The concept?  All financial institutions change to operate strictly as “pass-through mutual-fund companies”(Bloomberg, 2010), where the investments can lost value, but the funds themselves can never fail.  Details about mutual-fund securities would be disclosed in real-time (giving the market valuable information to be able to make purchasing decisions).  This would also replace 115 federal and state financial regulatory bodies with ONE “Federal Financial Administration” to oversee limited-purpose-banking funds.

Create transparency, eliminate bureaucracy, and let the free-market work.  That is what I call smart and sustainable solutions to our banking industry.  Read more about it HERE.

– Tisha Casida

Across the USA – Save America's Future is Spreading the Word

Good American Post Staff Reports

The executive director of Save America’s Future, Kenny Thomas, isn’t just talking about educating people – he is actually doing something about it.

Following Historic US Highway 50 for 3,043 miles – Thomas will stop along the stretch of 12 states to talk to and survey residents about their awareness and feelings concerning their views on government spending and the role of government.  This will be done with the help of his parents – Wally and Marilyn Thomas who will be following him with their motor home.  Upon his arrival in Washington DC, he will deliver this information to Congressional leaders, while his wife and daughters who will meet him in D.C., will deliver to President Obama letters from elementary school students who are concerned with the nation’s national debt.

We cheer Kenny’s efforts as he makes his travels, and hope that you will too.  Visit Save America’s Future HERE.

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