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Money As Debt-Full Length Documentary

Obama Budget Plan

Banked Into Submission

The American Dream – Full Length Film

The AMERICAN DREAM is a 30 minute animated film that shows you how you’ve been scammed by the most basic elements of our government system. All of us Americans strive for the American Dream, and this film shows you why your dream is getting farther and farther away.

The American Dream Film

Bernie Sanders: There is a war going on in this country – the super rich against the rest of us.

The Ultimate Ponzi Scheme, or How the Government Does Business

By Andrew Packer
Source: The Sovereign Society
“A rich tourist is driving through a town where everyone lives on debt. He stops at the motel and lays a $100 bill on the desk, saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

“As soon as the man walks upstairs, the owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher. The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of feed and fuel. The guy at the Farmer’s Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her ’services’ on credit. The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the motel owner.

“The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveler comes down the stairs, picks up the $100 bill, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.

“No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

“And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States government is conducting business today.”

Massachusetts to Vote on Eliminating State Income Tax?

SHOW US THE TAX MONEY!

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TUESDAY JUNE 24, 2008

Legislators: Voter anger may lead to end of income tax

BY JIM HAND SUN CHRONICLE STAFF

A weak economy, soaring gasoline prices and a frustration with government could cause voters to approve a ballot initiative to wipe out the state income tax, legislators said Thursday.

The legislators said they think the move is too drastic and would cripple state services, but believe voters are looking for a way to lower their costs and lash out at government.

“I think people are frustrated and are looking at a way of expressing it,” said state Rep. John Lepper, R-Attleboro.

State Rep. Betty Poirier, R-North Attleboro, agreed.

“There is a great deal of frustration out there regarding the cost of everything going up,” she said. “I have constituents who say they cannot afford the gas to get to work. I would not be surprised if it passed.”

A group calling itself Committee for Smaller Government is sponsoring the move and has collected enough signatures to get it on the November ballot.

If passed, it would end the state income tax, which accounts for $11 billion, or almost 40 percent of state revenue.

“We want to save the people and the businesses of Massachusetts from economic ruin caused by high taxes and big government,” said Carla Howell, leader of the group.

“We want low taxes to attract business, jobs and talent into the state, rather than allowing high taxes to drive them out of state. We want taxpayers to get back an average or $3,600 every year to save, spend, or give away as they see fit,” she said. “With more tax dollars back in the hands of the workers who earned it, people in need will have a real chance to better their lives through private charity that is effective, dignified and humane.”

A number of groups and individuals have lined up against the measure, including social services advocates, legislative leaders and the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.

Even lawmakers who traditionally advocate for lower taxes, such as Lepper, say they oppose the measure as too extreme.

Lepper said service for the disabled would “disappear” and other services would be greatly scaled back.

Poirier said cities and towns are hurting now with tight budgets, but the current situation is nothing compared to what would happen if the income tax was eliminated.

“Can you image a 40 percent cut?” Poirier said. “I advocate for judicious cuts, but not with reckless abandon.”

Howell said she wants state government to cut the entire 40 percent if the measure passes, and not replace the income tax with increases in other taxes.

“Politicians like to threaten to cut services people care most about so they can distract attention away from the pork, waste and sweetheart deals that they dish out to their special interest friends. But ending the income tax will force the legislature to cut the waste, which is why they oppose it so fiercely,” she said.

Rep. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, said the cuts advocated by Howell would be “disastrous.”

He said he would favor reasonable cuts in waste and taxes.

Both Ross and Poirier said voter anger might not be as great if the state kept its promise from years ago and lowered the income tax rate to 5 percent. It is now 5.3 percent.

They also said state government has to take steps to earn the trust of voters.

In the meantime, legislators said the ballot initiative has an excellent chance of passing, considering a similar proposal got 45 percent of the vote in 2002.

Poirier said voters feel there is nothing they can do to lower gasoline or food costs and may see wiping out the income tax as the only step they can take to save themselves money.

Reprinted from The Sun Chronicle

I Faced Hunger Today. Did You?

 What I want to know is how far above third-world status do you think you are? How long before the price of housing, gasoline, food, clothing, and everything else on earth that the corporations can snap up and offer for sale, goes so high that you simply don’t have enough money left to eat? Maybe you could skip breakfast and lunch. It is easier to go to bed on a full stomach than an empty one. How long are you prepared to do that? Forever? Are you prepared for a completely changed lifestyle that doesn’t include regular meals? If you haven’t asked yourself the following question before now, do it – NOW! ‘How long can I survive a prolonged depression?’ 

 

Just ask the neighbor you have been ignoring for the last year or so how it feels to go hungry. Have you noticed how he’s getting a bit ragged around the edges? He’s lost some weight, don’t you think? And his clothes! They are a bit on the dingy side. And he doesn’t smell so good either. I wonder what is wrong with him. Maybe you should call Social Services…or maybe you are starting to experience a bit of hunger, and after experiencing it for yourself, you start to recognize it in others. 

 

Maybe you should go over to his place and ask if he is okay, and if there is some way you can help. Maybe a pot of chicken soup would stave off the hunger for a day or two. Cook it at home, because his electricity has been turned off for non-payment. Make all you can afford to because he will be hungry. You see, he wakes up in the morning wondering what will happen when the bank forecloses. He has lost his job because the company went bankrupt, yet miraculously turned up in a foreign country where the wages are low and environmental concerns are an oxymoron. Not only has he lost the income from his employment, but his medical insurance went bye-bye with the job, and the retirement? Forget it. History. “In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a company liquidates its assets to pay its creditors and ceases to exist. Therefore, it is likely your pension and health plans will be terminated” (DOL, 2003).  

 

Ask your neighbor how long he has been going without money. While you’re there, ask him how long it has been since he has eaten. There’s a saying that if you go three minutes without air, three days without water, or three weeks without food, you die. I don’t know how accurate that is, but I don’t want to experience it firsthand, at least not just yet. I have things I still want to do, don’t you? Doesn’t your neighbor? 

 

Now ask yourself how long you could go without money. Remember, the banking system runs the world as we know it. With money, you are in debt to creditors. Without money, you are at the mercy of those same creditors. What do you do when you can no longer fulfill your obligations to these creditors? You are at their mercy, and they have no mercy. So, treat them like the foul carrion-eaters they are; get rid of them, and don’t invite them back. Do it now. The longer you are in their clutches, the harder it becomes to stay afloat. When you have no money, you are at the mercy of those who have no mercy, be it the creditors or everything and everyone else around you.  

 

Your house, car, electricity, water, Internet, phone, fax, food, household cleaning products, personal hygiene products, clothing, and everything else that we Americans are all used to, cost money. Without money, you go without all of the essentials you once thought you needed. Ask that neighbor about his priorities. Ask him what the first thing was that he gave up when the money was not there. What was the second thing to go? How about the third or fourth? Ask your starving neighbor how he handled the slide into oblivion. Ask him how it feels to wake up in the morning hungrier than when he went to sleep the night before. Better yet, wait until he is homeless, then ask him how it feels to have lost everything he owned while his neighbors hid behind locked doors, the Social Services button on speed-dial. Get a good, clear picture of that phone on your nightstand with the speed-dial button looking a little worse for the wear. 

 

Angry? Good. Got a clear picture of your enemy? Good. So, just who or what is this enemy? Do you know? Anger has to be directed somewhere. Can we direct it at the corrupt system we are living in? Sure, and the power elite that have the upper hand in this corrupt system, because they created it. They know what is happening, they planned it! But they cannot control all events at all times. Perfect they are not, just look at the players. But it is true that they have very smart people working for them who figure out what to do next so they don’t have to do any of the real mental work themselves. After all, money can buy almost anything.

  

The people controlling the present-day economic meltdown are very formidable, but these vipers are not your personal enemy, and their plan to control the world’s population via economic chaos, along with the reckless worldwide corruption of food, water, and natural resources by their multinational corporations, will eventually backfire on them because no man can think to control everything without some very serious results. These so-called ‘elite’ vipers cannot escape the consequences of their actions no matter how much money they use to make things ‘disappear.’ When all is said and done, all they are left with is moral bankruptcy, nothing more. 

 

Meanwhile, you have to survive this nightmare you are being thrown into against your will. To do that, you must know who your real enemy is. The enemy is not your neighbor who is trying to survive just like you. This enemy is much more personal than the crooks in the White House and their masters.  

 

When all is lost, the enemy you face is staring at you from a reflection in the bathroom mirror. Get used to it. 

 

Now that you have defined the true enemy, the real question becomes, just what will you be left with when all is said and done and the economy collapses in a heap right in front of you? Where do you go, how do you get there, and most of all, how do you convince the enemy in the mirror that there is something to live for? 

 

Aaron Tippin sings,

  

You’ve got to stand for something
or you’ll fall for anything.

You’ve got to be your own man,
not a puppet on a string.

Never compromise what’s right,
and uphold your family name.

You’ve got to stand for something
or you’ll fall for anything.

  

Think you can’t go on? You can. Think of the rest of your life as one of the biggest endurance tests you will ever experience, and walk into it, one step at a time.  

 

Conquer your fears and fight back with the only weapons of any worth: righteousness and truth. Stand for something worthwhile. If you’ve got something extra that your neighbor might need, give it to him. Don’t be afraid to receive help either. Get rid of the urge to call someone to “get rid of the problem” for you, and get involved in a solution. Make it personal because starvation is very personal. We can’t make it on our own, that’s not who we are. We need each other to survive, and the only way to find people that you want to be with, is to be one of those people with whom you want to be.  Now is not the time to throw away all principle and resort to King of the Jungle mentality. Now is the time to let your inner strength show. Grab hold with both fists and refuse to be reduced to chattel.  

 

After all, there’s a saying that if you go three minutes without air, three days without water, or three weeks without food, you die. And that’s the bottom line, isn’t it. Do you want to die with your hands around your neighbor’s throat, or with your hands underneath your brother, holding him up? It’s your choice, and the most important one you will ever make. Choose wisely. This decision might be the last one you make in the next three minutes, three days, or three weeks.

 

 

 

Copyright 2008, Barbara H. Peterson 

 


References:

 

Tippin, A. (n.d.). You’ve Got To Stand For Something. Country Gold USA. http://www.countrygoldusa.com/AT_stndsomthng_MU.asp

 

 

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). (2003). Your Employer’s Bankruptcy: How Will It Affect Your Employee Benefits? Fact Sheet. http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/fsbankruptcy.html

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