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DELIBERATE SABOTAGE! THE POSTAL SERVICE AND THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

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 Miss American

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The first time I heard that the Post Office was considering cutting out Saturday deliveries, my antenna went up. “Oh no! They want to wreck that too”! But I wrote it off as a normal cost cutting measure given our dismal financial state of affairs. The next warning then came as an announcement that they were 8 something billion in the red on their pension commitments, and were talking about closing hundreds of regional centers, rural post offices, and lay workers off. My anger, when I hear about the neglect and demise of something that is so basic to our country, such as our Postal Service, goes over the top. You could say I go postal.

There’s always plenty of millions/billions for the bankers bonuses, trillions for wars and killing, and the latest weapons and technology to be used against Americans, but not a penny in sight to shore up the basic foundations of our society. When it comes to anything for us, the taxpaying consumers as we are known, “we’re broke” they tell us.

What Americans need in the way of help from our loving, caring government is a drop in the bucket compared to what they decide to spend to “keep us safe”!! I’ll take the odds and keep myself safe!! Just let me keep my freedom, please!!! Anyway, I don’t appreciate how many innocent people they have to kill, and how many other countries they have to obliterate to keep me safe. Hey! Anyone want to invest in a new airline? It’s called ‘Fly At Your Own Risk Dream Trips’. More

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Why aren’t we trying to bust corporations?

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Marti Oakley (c) copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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I’ll make you a deal……I’ll agree to union busting if you agree to help end corporations.

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For all those out there cheering the union busting, where was your bravado, your passion, when Wall Street and the gangster banksters were robbing the American taxpayer and bringing the country to the edge of collapse with their corruption? I’ll tell you where you were…..you were sitting at home with your mouth shut. If you did speak it was to support the corporate overthrow of our government and our Republic. You are the same people who think a global economy is going to make you rich, and who parroted the neo-con mantra of “it ain’t fair to tax the rich” and how terrible it was to tax corporations who are registering the highest profits in recorded history while we foot the bill for subsidies, tax credits and the loss of wage protecting tariffs in all those unlawful trade agreements that serve to bankrupt economies around the world.

What we are witnessing is not only the wholesale deconstruction of our economy, but also the wage base that has secured a healthy middle class. Paramount to ending the middle class is to end workers rights. The right of workers to collectively bargain for benefits and wages helped maintain competitive wages across the board. Whether we belonged to a union or not, we benefited from them as businesses had to pay a fair wage in order to compete for the best workers.

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Wisconsin: Tyrants All

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Paul Griepentrog _________________________________________________________

Having returned home early Thursday afternoon from her job down state, due to my illness, my wife arrived at the Emergency Room of the Howard Young Hospital.  The attendant at the desk called regarding my status and told my wife “I’m sorry; your husband is no longer with us.”  However reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated. 

We will be forced to pay for the treatment received out of our own pockets as we are without insurance.  A situation facilitated by increasing property taxes as a direct result of teacher retirement.  It seems as if the Park Falls school district failed to provide the necessary funds back in the eighties and now finds itself with a million dollar debt that it will be writing its own bond for.  When questioned as to the individuals responsible, we were informed that doesn’t matter.  This cover up was facilitated in part by none other than County Clerk Jean Gotwald serving in her capacity on the Chequamegon School District.  We were told the state employees union carried the debt for the failed payments and now we owe them principal and interest.   More

Grandfather Economic Report series

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http://home.att.net/~mwhodges/debt.htm

 

Federal Government Debt ending fiscal year 2008 was $10 trillion and climbing
That’s about a Trillion dollars higher than last year.

In the 1990s $2.8 trillion of new debt was created;
more than created in the nation’s entire history prior to 1990

In the 4 years 1997-2001 total federal debt increased $438 billion,
a period when politicians bragged about a $557 billion surplus.
That’s a $1 Trillion creditability gap.
(Some might suggest Enron and others learned reporting gimmickry from government practices)

An additional $4 trillion of debt was added in 2002-2008

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DEBT of $10 TRILLION = $32,716 per PERSON, and rising Fast !!

If  we divide fiscal year 2008 ending debt of $10 trillion by the population of 304 million we have debt per person.

                                                                                                At the left is a chart showing the rapid build-up of federal debt per man, woman and child to $32,716.

This means a family of four (4) shares $130,864 in federal debt responsibility – – including those still in diapers – $11,572 more than last year. And, that’s not all they owe.

Our nation’s founders were against debt. At the writing of the Constitution they were concerned about debt incurred to finance the Revolutionary War, and it was their intention to promptly pay it off. Alexander Hamilton (federalist paper #7) called for the “extinguishment of all debt.” Thomas Jefferson later wrote, “I place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared.”

If today’s debt ratio to national income were the same as in the early 1970s (40%), today’s debt would be a whopping $3.6 trillion ($12,000 per person) less than it is.

Is the debt going down? Nope!! In fiscal year 2008 (ending 9/30/08) federal debt rose to $10 trillion –  $1 Trillion more than the prior year, which is a one-year increase of $2,893 per man, woman and child – or $11,572 more per family of 4 – – another in a long string of new records.

During the period since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack, federal government debt increased $4.3 trillion.Some might say, “But isn’t more debt OK to fight the ‘war on terror’?” My response: did they reduce non-defense spending to fund our protection, since the major reason our founders formed a federal government was for national security? Answer: Nope!! They increased non-defense spending, too. How many senators and congressmen can you name who proposed serious legislation to significantly reduce non-defense spending in that period?

Question: Subterfuge continues, such as how could officials claim budget surpluses in the late 1990s, and that they paid down debt, when total debt increased to a new record high each and every year?


Answer: the general federal government did not have a surplus in any year in the past 20.  For example > During the 4-year period FY 1998-2001 politicians claimed a $557 billion surplus, yet total debt increased $438 billion in that period – – meaning the actual situation was nearly $1 trillion over-stated, which makes such ‘hide-the-debt’ scandals like Enron look like child’s play.

The Deficit-Trust Report shows the general government spent more than its general revenues every year, and covered up over-spending deficit by siphoning-off all $ 3.3 trillion cash surpluses incoming to trust funds, including spending every penny remaining in the social security trust fund on non-pension items – – creating even more non-marketable debt IOUs to ‘paper-over’ their actions – – while claiming they want to ‘save social security’. (If a private firm did that to its employee pension fund its officers would go to jail – a law in every state).

This site can also be accessed by clicking the “national debt clock’ in the links section.  This is an extensive site loaded with links to government debt and its source. 

 

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Bailout bill loaded with 180 billion in pork…no true oversight, no CEO comp caps

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Someone!  Please explain to me how we can go into debt another 180 billion on top of the 700 billion and refuse to increase taxes on those who profited from this disaster and cut taxes to businesses that will benefit from it also? 

Why are we being forced to bailout banks in England and Beijing? 

Why are there no true caps on CEO compensation? They can still make 1 million a week!

Although oversight is said to be tight, the actuality is that congress or some other agency could express concern over the actions by the treasury but could not halt, alter or otherwise impede the actions of the secretary of the treasury.  In other words…NO OVERSIGHT.  The bill is written so that congress might know that the money was being mismanaged….but they couldn’t do anything about it.

The increase in FDIC insurance to 250,000 is only for one year.  Who do you know that even has that kind of money except the same people who created the problem?

The same people who are insisting that taxpayers pay their debts for them are now manipulating the system so that YOUR job, YOUR retirement, YOUR investments, YOUR pensions and 401 K’s and YOUR paycheck are threatened.  This is financial blackmail!  Not one of these crooks and liars will lose one dime!

If our Senate and House were actually working to protect the American middle class from plunder by the ruling corporate class they would have moved immediately to secure the holdings and investments of middle America, securing and protecting these things and insuring them against obliteration. 

And don’t tell me they couldn’t have done this. If they can pull 850 billion out of thin air to save predatory lenders, to shore up the anti-American activities of multi-national corporations who are determined to collapse our economy and institute a global corporate ruling class, they could have moved immediately to protect the middle class sources of wealth and retirement from being wiped out. 

Congress had a choice here;  They could have moved to protect the middle and working class people, or they could move to protect their corporate sponsors.  They threw us under the bus while corporate lobbyists spread bags of money around to ensure the survival of multi-national corporations.

Congress would have demanded that inflated mortgages be re-written using the actual value of the property and using a fixed interest rate.  Predatory lenders would be required to clean up inflated entries at their own expense.  Instead, we will buy inflated mortgage “paper” that will never attain the value claimed. 

If Wall Street is in such dire straights, why is it that trading is going on unabated, with nothing more than the usual ups and downs of the markets?  The 7 point drop in stock markets after the initial failure of the house bill was a veiled threat.  It was not the worst day in the history of the markets as widely reported on MSM.  It didn’t even make the top ten.  In October of 1987, the market fell 22 points in one day.  We survived.

Just to add insult to injury, while congress claims that to do nothing would result in horrible things happening, the pork barrel, vote buying, political blackmailing to get what you want went on unabated.

This is how dire the situation is, how serious congress thinks this situation is….please add 180 BILLION to the 700 BILLION that we didn’t have, don’t have and will have to borrow to save predatory lenders, and corrupt corporations:

New Tax earmarks in Bailout bill


– Film and Television Productions (Sec. 502)
– Wooden Arrows designed for use by children (Sec. 503)
– 6 page package of earmarks for litigants in the 1989 Exxon Valdez incident, Alaska (Sec. 504)

Tax earmark “extenders” in the bailout bill.


– Virgin Island and Puerto Rican Rum (Section 308)
– American Samoa (Sec. 309)
– Mine Rescue Teams (Sec. 310)
– Mine Safety Equipment (Sec. 311)
– Domestic Production Activities in Puerto Rico (Sec. 312)
– Indian Tribes (Sec. 314, 315)
– Railroads (Sec. 316)
– Auto Racing Tracks (317)
– District of Columbia  (Sec. 322)
– Wool Research (Sec. 325)

Now….don’t you feel better knowing why your retirement account was being wiped out?  We need to be passing out the barf bags. 

Vote third party candidates and end this corruption of career politicians who are owned by the same people who are demanding that we clean up their mess.

© 2008 Marti Oakley

 

Canadian’s Forced to Subsidize Illegal Immigrants

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Sent to PPJ from a Canadian reader:


It is interesting that the federal government provides a single refugee with a monthly allowance of $1,890.00 and each can also get an additional $580.00 in social assistance for a total of $2,470.00.

This compares very well to a single pensioner who after contributing to the growth and development of Canada for 40 to 50 years only receives a monthly maximum of $1,012.00 in old age pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement.


Maybe our pensioners should apply as refugees!

Let’s send this to all Canadians, so we can all be ticked off and maybe we  can get the refugees cut back to $1,012.00 and the pensioners up to $2,470.00 and enjoy some of the money we were forced to submit to the Government over the last 40 or 50 years.

Please forward to every Canadian to expose what our elected politicians are doing – to the over-taxed Canadian.

 

 

What most Americans don’t realize is that our neighbors to the north are suffering the same assaults on their freedom, the same breakdown of representative government as we are here in the states.

 

Although the mainstream media in both countries has colluded with the governments to black out news that affects us all, the truth somehow leaks out. 

 

Just this week, Harper, Bush and Calderon met in New Orleans to cement more of the Security & Prosperity Partnership that will facilitate the end of each of our sovereign nations;  Nothing less than treason by any account.

 

First they denied there was any such agreement.  Now they meet openly and in defiance of our laws prepare the way for the North American Union.  A clear violation of the Logan Act prohibiting and making it a crime to engage in any discourse on any level by any individual that includes subverting the Constitution or sovereignty of the United States. 

 

Then they denied there was any intent to build a NAFTA super highway, actually three of them from Mexico to Canada, now they openly hail its construction as a step forward…….for the globalist’s maybe.

 

We were all called conspiracy nuts for raising hell about these things and trying to get them exposed.  We were called “crazies”.

 

Well……look whose crazy now! 

Marti Oakley

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