The U.S. Debt, not including unfunded liabilities, is over $17 trillion dollars. The sociopaths who are driving the titanic will be arguing over raising the debt ceiling again. If we look back to September of 2011, which was the last loud debt-ceiling argument, gold rose 21% in a period of three months while politicians caused a major corrosion of confidence in our leaders. When governments are broke, everything is fair game.
Government officials are parasites; they don’t produce anything. They only feed off of those who do. As one person said, the fatter the government, the skinner the people. And when government officials cannot meet their obligations or fulfill the promises they made to the public, they’ll figure out ways to appropriate the public’s money to fund their projects. Government officials don’t produce wealth; they only redistribute your wealth. Desperate government officials will always resort to expropriation, which is outright confiscation.
If the Federal Reserve is currently buying 90% of the U.S. Treasury market and they are going insolvent, who do you think the government will lean on to pick up the slack? The answer is YOU. Ten thousand Baby Boomers will turn 65 years-old every day until 2030. And while the government has a debt problem of $17 trillion, not so coincidentally, our country’s IRAs, 401Ks and retirement accounts amount to that same number: $17 trillion. What a convenient resource for the Federal Government.
So here’s the plan: The government will nationalize retirement accounts like IRAs, 401Ks, pensions, 403Bs, etc. so that you will be forced to use a portion of your retirement wealth to purchase U.S. government debt – debt that will ultimately default, as it is not possible to sustain our astronomical debt nor the deficits that create it.
Plan to Nationalize Private 401K and IRA Retirement Accounts
If you do some research on US Bill “HB5337,” you will find the plan to nationalize retirement wealth. On May 6, 2012 Lauren Schmitz, a research analyst at the Bernard L Schwartz Center for Economic Analyst (SCEPA), introduced HB5337. This 401(k)/IRA de-privatization is the brainchild of Teresa Ghilarducci, whom through funding from the White House and the Ford & Rockefeller Foundations engineered a new “Regulatory & Tax Incentive.” The purpose is to force Americans to convert their Retirement Accounts into Government Managed accounts.
This plan to nationalize private 401K and IRA retirement accounts is being deceptively publicized as the government protecting the public against business failings or state bankruptcies. Your cash, your retirement funds, your bank deposits and your investments are at huge risk of being confiscated by the government through some contrived reason or another.
Gun Owners of America
“The real agenda of the gun-hating Obama administration is to strip gun rights from law-abiding Americans ….” — GOA’s Legislative Counsel Michael Hammond, The Washington Times (1/7/14)
Four issues in which you have been heavily involved have come or are coming to a head this week.
We are putting out this emergency alert to keep you apprised of the fast-moving legislative landscape.
HHS REGULATIONS: See a Shrink, Lose your Guns
GOA’s campaign against Obama’s war on individual privacy is beginning to really catch fire. Our article in The Washington Times is being widely circulated by other pro-gun groups and can be read here.
And, although we will probably not have a vehicle for defunding this Executive Action — until the individual appropriations bills begin to move in May — we are optimistic that a majority of senators and House members will oppose this effort to partially repeal federal privacy laws, called HIPAA.
As you probably know, the proposed regulations would repeal HIPAA insofar as necessary to allow psychiatrists to turn their patients into the FBI’s NICS list – all as a result of personal information, communicated in private.
This would massively expand the ability of the federal government to impose federal gun bans on otherwise law-abiding Americans.
Or as we at GOA have said: These regulations would result in a situation where if you “see a shrink, you lose your guns.” But now a wide variety of others are beginning to take notice.
Go here to read the comments that GOA submitted to HHS in opposition to their recent, anti-gun regulations.
And go here to submit your own comments on or before March 10, 2014.
THE UN ARMS TRADE TREATY
For a year now, we have told you that we easily have the 34 votes necessary to defeat ratification of the UN Arms Trade Treaty. That treaty would set the stage for far-ranging gun and magazine bans, gun registration, and gun microstamping requirements.
We have told you that the next task would be to pass an appropriations bill amendment which would defund any Obama effort to implement the ATT by executive fiat. And we have drafted such an amendment and made it available to Congress.
That amendment to defund the UN ATT is about to happen.
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) has announced that he has amended the must-pass omnibus appropriations bill to ban funding for the implementation of the ATT.
That big appropriations bill has pluses and minuses, and it probably is not the bill we would have drafted. But the win on the Arms Trade Treaty is huge.
We have told you that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s corrupt and fraudulent invocation of the “nuclear option” had the potential for packing the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, with anti-gun judges.
On Monday, Senator Reid used this corrupt procedure to force the confirmation of Robert Wilkins to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. You can see how your Senators voted here. (The NAY vote is the pro-gun vote.)
As a district court judge, Wilkins has held that an American living in Canada could constitutionally be stripped by the 1968 Gun Control Act of the right to purchase any firearm in the United States. In other words, according to Wilkins, the Second Amendment does not guarantee Americans the right to purchase or acquire a firearm.
ANTI-GUN OBAMACARE MANDATE
Senate Republicans have thus far followed a strategy which GOA has publicly pushed — which would insist on votes to defund ObamaCare as a condition of moving Democratic priorities such as the unemployment bill.
Thus far, the strategy has worked pretty well.
The Senate has been tied in knots for the past week, unable to move Barack Obama’s liberal legislative agenda. This, despite the fact that Harry Reid could remove the roadblock at any time by simply allowing the Senate to vote on ObamaCare. We’ve been particularly eager to get votes on two amendments: (1) whether to delay the unpopular anti-gun ObamaCare mandate; and (2) whether to defund a bailout of insurance companies totaling tens of billions of dollars. Either of these amendments, if adopted, would effectively bring an end to the anti-gun ObamaCare mandate.
As you know, the ObamaCare program sets the stage for compiling a national health database which could be trolled by the FBI and could strip tens of millions of Americans of their Second Amendment rights.
ACTION: Click here to contact your Senators. Ask them to continue objecting to any Unanimous Consent request which would allow Obama’s unemployment bill (S. 1845) to be passed, unless Senators are granted the right to vote on the anti-gun ObamaCare mandate.
In less than 24 hours, the big three networks have devoted 17 times more coverage to a traffic scandal involving Chris Christie than they’ve allowed in the last six months to Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service controversy. Since the story broke on Wednesday that aides to the New Jersey governor punished a local mayor’s lack of endorsement with a massive traffic jam, ABC, CBS and NBC have responded with 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage. Since July 1, these same networks managed a scant two minutes and eight seconds for the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups. In contrast, journalists such as Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos pounced on the developing Christie story. The GMA host opened the program on Thursday by announcing, “Chris Christie in crisis. Calls at this hour for the feds to step in, investigate the explosive e-mails.”
The same network evening news shows that ignored vindictiveness by the Obama administration during October’s government shutdown were up in arms Wednesday over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” and the possible tarring it could give his image. Anchor Brian Williams led Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News by touting, “a story of what some are calling an abuse of power and an act of political retribution by those close to one of the most prominent politicians in our country.” He tied the mess to the GOP as a whole, describing Christie as “a man a lot of Republicans regard as a consensus candidate for the party nomination in 2016.”
On Thursday’s NBC Today, political director Chuck Todd reveled in the wall-to-wall media coverage of the bridge closing controversy surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: “Welcome to the NFL….he has gotten a lot of benefit by being sort of this Republican rising star in the New York City media markets, so he gets a lot of access to media attention, access to national media. And so he’s had a free ride, if you will. Well now, welcome to the vetting process.” Todd’s comments were prompted by co-host Matt Lauer declaring: “[Christie] is a political star for the Republican Party. He’s now the head of the Republican Governor’s Association, a lot of power there, so Democrats are gonna work this story for a long time.” Todd replied: “Absolutely….Now that he’s essentially shown interest in being a presidential candidate, this is what life is like. This is what happens when the bright lights start burning.”
After months of stonewalling the Justice Department finally named someone to head the investigation into the IRS-Tea Party scandal – and it’s an Obama donor. So far ABC, CBS and NBC have yet to mention what Darrell Issa called “a startling conflict of interest.” In fact the Big Three networks have almost completely stopped covering the IRS scandal investigation altogether. Since July 1, ABC, CBS and NBC have devoted a total of just 2 minutes and 8 seconds to the IRS imbroglio.
But wait!! He claims he..
Next we have…the narcissist assO playing ‘tough guy’..
That work to do things he does not?
the Nuns help victims..
WTF is wrong with this picture!!
His hypocrisy knows no bounds…Has become fairly well off while in office, has done nothing worthwhile to earn it. In fact I have my doubts as to his ever having done and honest days work in his life!!
And the Government, the LIEberals and their lapdog media continue to push gun controll
Over a 100 million owners with the fastest growing group..Women..
Will we see politicians, LIEberals like Bloomberg, Moore, Maddow, Matthews etc. or reporters coming to confiscate our guns?
Do the math…If only 3% say hell no…damn…Lots of pissed off people with guns!!
One hopes, one hopes …
Obama’s supposedly home state…
And the government keeps coming after our Rights, Freedoms and guns..Using whatever reason and method they can!
Political abuse of psychiatry is the purported misuse of psychiatric diagnosis, detention and treatment for the purposes of obstructing the fundamental human rights of certain groups and individuals in a society.
Examples of political abuse of the power, entrusted in physicians and particularly psychiatrists, are abundant in history and seen during the Nazi era and the Soviet rule when political dissenters were labeled as “mentally ill” and subjected to inhumane “treatments. In the period from the 1960s up to 1986, abuse of psychiatry for political purposes was reported to be systematic in the Soviet Union, and occasional in other Eastern European countries such as Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. The practice of incarceration of political dissidents in mental hospitals in Eastern Europe and the former USSR damaged the credibility of psychiatric practice in these states and entailed strong condemnation from the international community. Political abuse of psychiatry also takes place in the People’s Republic of China. Psychiatric diagnoses such as the diagnosis of ‘sluggish schizophrenia‘ in political dissidents in the USSR were used for political purposes.
Really? A private company can do better then the Gub’mint?
Gun Owners of America
GOA prepares legislation to block implementation
In a “Friday media dump” designed to conceal its actions by releasing them after the press has left town, the Obama administration last week announced its intention to push two regulations which would massively expand the federal gun bans imposed on Americans.
“SEE A SHRINK; LOSE YOUR GUNS”
The first proposal — from HHS — would effectively say that federal health privacy laws (HIPAA) do not apply to the Second Amendment.
This isn’t the first time Obama has stuck his leering eyeballs into Americans’ medical records and private affairs. From its Orwellian government database on Americans’ health records to its voracious seizure of Americans’ phone records, the Obama administration can’t trample our personal privacy fast enough.
But HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ efforts to turn over personal mental health information to the government’s gun ban blacklist (NICS) is particularly loathsome.
Not to be outdone in the Sebelius/Holder “Mutt and Jeff act,” Attorney General Eric Holder — currently being pursued for contempt of Congress — intends to seize guns from persons subject to “outpatient commitments (even without a court order) (and) … someone (deemed by some bureaucrat to be) lacking mental responsibility or deemed insane…”
More than 150,000 law-abiding veterans have already lost their constitutional rights — with no due process whatsoever — because they consulted a VA therapist about a traumatic incident in Iraq, Afghanistan, or the Balkans.
Under these new regulations, tens of millions of police and firemen with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — or people who, as kids, were diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder — could lose their constitutional rights without any court order, merely because they sought a benefit under a federal program.
And you want to know the hidden agenda behind DOJ’s “commitment” language? We have a member in a rabidly anti-gun state. Many years ago, he was picked up by police and, without the approval of any court, sent to a mental facility overnight for “observation.” The mental facility found no mental problems and promptly released him.
However, many years later, as a result of that state’s anti-gun crackdown (which Holder is now trying to emulate), his name has been sent to the NICS system. He has lost his constitutional rights, and it will cost him tens of thousands of dollars (which he does not have) to get them back.
We believe this is unlawful under current law. But it will probably not be unlawful by the end of Holder’s regulatory proceedings.
What does Sebelius have to say about this? Well, she is surprisingly flip: “There is a strong public safety need for this information to be accessible to the NICS, and some states are currently under-reporting or not reporting certain information to the NICS at all.”
And this from the White House: “…when persons with a mental illness do not receive the treatment they need, the result can be tragedies such as homicide or suicide.”
But herein lies the problem: When Americans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder realize that nothing they say to their therapist is really confidential, they’re not going to be seeking treatment for very long.
But there’s an even more fundamental problem: Last winter, Barack Obama decided that he would devote the first half of 2013 to the destruction of what he and his supporters characterized as “the gun manufacturers’ lobby.” Tens of millions of Americans let their senators and representatives know that they found Obama’s views and Obama’s legislation to be odious and offensive. As a result, it was rejected in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
So now, as has happened so many times before, Obama has set himself “above the law.” What could not be done using constitutional processes is now being slammed through by regulatory fiat.
The Justice Department and HHS regulations will now be submitted for “public comment and review.” But, as with everything else Holder and Sebelius do, this is little more than a sham.
Rather, our efforts will be to get Congress to defund these unconstitutional efforts. And we will start by submitting proposed legislation to friendly senators and representatives.
ACTION:Click here to contact your senators and representative. Ask them to cosponsor and support legislation which will block Barack Obama’s unconstitutional gun bans.
Government printing-press money distorts economic reality and dilutes morality. Financial speculation rises with the increased quantity of paper money and the general work ethic deteriorates. The something-for-nothing mentality pervades society.
If you can convince a burglar or home invader as he’s scoping out your neighborhood that he will have a very difficult time accomplishing his goal in your house, you might actually save your life and that of your family members.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (KJV)
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born , and a time to die ; a time to plant , and a time to pluck up that which is planted ; A time to kill , and a time to heal ; a time to break down , and a time to build up ; A time to weep , and a time to laugh ; a time to mourn , and a time to dance ; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together ; a time to embrace , and a time to refrain from embracing ; A time to get , and a time to lose ; a time to keep , and a time to cast away ; A time to rend , and a time to sew ; a time to keep silence , and a time to speak ; A time to love , and a time to hate ; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Apparently a couple of Poo-lice Chiefs are seeing the light…
Is that what it takes..
Good list…Smart woman..Great writer..
One big effing failure!!
Government will control all…….
Is how Obama rolls…and lies…
Tyranny on action!!
One wonders when terrorists in Russia and elsewhere will suddenly start dying off? One thinks the Russians with Vlad in charge won’t be as bumbling or pathetic as Obama is…
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But of course. He pulled out and now supports the terrorists!!
Government controlled propaganda ministry is all the media is today!!