It is based on a large number of news reports and documented records in a year-by-year, month-by-month accounting and represents a massive pattern of frightening proportion.
It is vital that every thinking American learn about these things because they actually happened. They are a part of history.
This is something you need to read and share with others, for if we do not reverse what is happening to our nation, it is all over for us. It's as simple as that.
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The Presidential Chronicles: 2010 - 2012What has actually been happening whether we like it or not.
By Jonathan West
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2012 American Communication Arts organization
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As the new year begins, we would like to remind you of the words of the man considered to be the patriarch of the American socialist and American Communist movements, Norman Thomas. In his own words: "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day, America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened." And more recently he observed that, "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform." These are very revealing words that we should remember. We have been warned.
Healthcare In America
Obama promised us an open process and what has happened? We find the Senate/House committee for the resolution of a final healthcare bill, behind closed doors. Less "politically correct" media are willing to cover it. Even C-Span tells us they are willing to air all the hearings and meetings. Why won't the leadership in Washington allow the open process we were promised?
The CNN "Situation Room" commentator Jack Cafferty seems to have had enough. Once an Obama supporter, he has recently launched an exceptionally strong attack on Obama and the Democratic legislators because of their closed reconciliation sessions involved with the healthcare bills. "How dare they!" he said. "What a far cry from the election, when candidate Obama pledged to 'broadcast healthcare negotiations on C-SPAN so the American people can see what the changes are." He continued, noting that, "The Democrats insist this is all on the up and up, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying 'there's never been a more open process for any legislation.' Really?" One of Cafferty's final comments: "Here's hoping the voters remember some of this crap when the midterm elections roll around later this year."
The Associated Press, The Washington Post, and a few other papers across the nation are beginning to report on the infamous deal that was made between the Democrats and their union supporters. Now it seems that the proposed tax on union members' high-end healthcare insurance plans will not happen until 2018, while the rest of us who might also have premium health care plans will not be given that special exemption. That's the way it seems it will be, if the bill finally gets passed. Special interests win out once again? They certainly will, if it passes.
Economics & Tax Issues
The facts and figures keep piling up in a nightmare of fiscal irresponsibilities. Some of these disquieting revelations include: The $130 billion California debt. The current $12 trillion national debt. The $106 trillion in Federal unfunded liabilities. And the figures go on and on like this. Many of these figures have now escalated into the trillions. Do you recall what we've told you about that (on our web site)? If you went into business at the time of Christ and lost 1 million dollars every single day, from then until now, you wouldn't have managed to reach even one trillion dollars. I know it's frightening but that's the way it is.
A recent Washington Post headline states, "US Job Loss Report Is Blow To Still Fragile Recovery." The related story reports that, "The job market remained in a deep funk in December, according to a government report ..." It was also noted that, "... employers view the economic recovery as too weak and too fragile to begin hiring again on any large scale." This is understandable when you consider that 85 thousand more jobs were lost this last month and that actual unemployment is now 17.3% when you factor in the many who have finally given up trying to find a job and when you consider those who are now working only part-time. And what's ahead for us?
The Washington Times reports that, "Many private economic forecasters are projecting that the US unemployment rate, which has more than doubled since the recession began in late 2007, will continue rising ..." It has also been suggested that more than 200,000 jobs can be expected to be lost in 2010 and beyond, under new climate control laws, executive acts and EPA rulings. We have a lot to look forward to.
It would seem that success is now to be penalized and failure rewarded under the Obama "progressive" ideology. This is the conclusion that is being put forward in many circles. Banks that have fulfilled their obligations and staved off insolvency now find themselves faced with a future of punishing bank taxes that then must be passed along to the hapless consumer. And all of this and more while our government has financed failed auto makers and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac which now guarantees around 5 ½ trillion dollars of our mortgages and other debts. That figure is now approaching the entire debt of our Treasury, as it continues onward and upward. There seems to be no end in sight.
The negative statistics keep piling up. In 2001 we had a 5.7 trillion debt. In 2008 it became $10.6. Now, in 2010 it has ballooned to $14.2 trillion in debt. And, as of November, 2009, our trade deficit shows an increase to 36.4 billion dollars. And we also find that over 15 million Americans are still out of work. And where are 3 out of 4 new jobs created? They come from the small business sector—which, at least so far, has been the most ignored area with regard to serious government attention (not allowing small business a less restricted and less burdened function). And yes, these figures were all obtained from official records. It's what's really been happening, no matter what the politicians may say.
The Justice Department & Eric Holder
As reported by The Washington Times, "The veteran Justice Department voting rights section chief who recommended going forward on a civil complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party after they disrupted a Pennsylvania polling place in last year's elections has been removed from his post and transferred to the US attorney's office in South Carolina." Once again, justice under the new administration is thwarted.
As you may recall, "... a civil complaint was dismissed against members of the New Black Panther Party who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place in the November 2008 elections." (As reported by The Washington Times.) And, as further reported, "The Justice Department on Jan. 12 refused to turn over most of the information and documents sought by the US Commission on Civil Rights ..."
And by January 25, 2010, "Flagrant Justice Department stonewalling of numerous outside inquiries concerning the case has deepened the suspicion that high-level political interference was involved." It was further noted that, "The Justice Department, citing privilege claims, has refused to release e-mails and other documents sought under an open records request by The Washington Times." And on and on it goes as further evidence of a collapsing American legal system.
Politics In America
It would seem the tide is turning. First in Virginia and New Jersey and now in Massachusetts, the American voters have begun to make it very clear that what we were given is not what they want. For the first time, it's a real change. And of course the White House denies that this is a wake-up call and the Democratic leadership in Congress declares that their loss will not be allowed to change anything. We'll see. Next up, Obama's former Illinois Senate seat, due for a regime change in February? And then it's a lot more hard work, culminating in the coming Congressional elections in November. We'll now have to see how all of this translates into action.
The financial aspects of the new, massive political corruption in America is staggering. Earmarks (pork) are still continuing to show up everywhere, with everything from a $150,000 restoration of the Terrytown New York Music Hall (in an Interior Appropriations bill), to a $500,000 airport terminal replacement way up in Grand Forks, North Dakota (in a HUD Appropriations bill). And it keeps going on like that, endlessly.
And then there was that $787 billion stimulus bill. A George Mason University report shows that grants from that bill, in the amount of $157,028,362,536 were awarded in this first quarter of 2010 and from this it has been calculated that jobs actually created or "saved" averaged out at a taxpayers' cost of $245,807.51 per job. And the money was funneled to 436 Congressional districts, to 94 Republican districts and a whopping 152 Democratic districts. And all of this with the surprising disclosure that a number of districts in at least four states don't actually exist.
And of course there were the Senators who where "bought off" with huge sums of public money for their districts for their support of the somewhat defunct healthcare bill. And this sort of thing continues on with enough shameful examples to fill a nice thick book. This is the change you can believe in?
Obama's 2009 State of The Union speech has now occurred and here is our report. In some parts it almost seemed like some sort of resurrected Reagan. It was as though he was back to campaigning once again—campaigning as a "centrist." And, of course as usual, he once again attempted to present himself as an outsider—an outsider? If I recall correctly, hasn't he and his party been in charge in Washington for a year now? And doesn't that make them the "insiders"?
And what about other things he said? He and his Congress massively raised spending and now he's saying he's going to offer a spending freeze? Oh, my understanding that it won't even begin until next year and will only effect about 17% of the actual budget. He also began throwing around all sorts of numbers for those he said are now newly employed. Unfortunately, we have not been able to substantiate most of his figures (and this is not the first time he has had this problem).
We also see that he still strongly believes in big government-driven attempts at solutions. And we also heard him talk about doing what he seems to think is best for the next generation, without telling us who is going to end up burdened with the debt thus created. And he wants to strengthen laws concerning hate crimes? What about SEIU violence with racial slurs that his Justice Department backed away from? And he mentioned the "housing bubble" that burst. But he didn't mention how hard he fought in the Senate, with his colleagues, to block the appropriate investigation that could have averted much of this crisis.
And, understandably, he never mentioned the special care and opportunities the terrorists are now afforded in our civilian courts. And let us not forget how he loves to say that Republicans can only say "no," without noting how ideas and solutions put forward by Republicans are routinely ignore by the new ruling clan. And another example of these oversights would be Obama's new enumerations for energy development and energy self-sufficiency. The GOP was trying to get the Democrats to consider these very solutions for some time now. Where was he all that time?
Yes, these have been only a few of the many problems with his speech that could have been exposed. But this should be enough for you to get a fairly good idea about what's going on here.
Obama & His Administration
"The White House National Security Council recently directed U.S. spy agencies to lower the priority placed on intelligence collection for China, amid opposition to the policy change from senior intelligence leaders who feared it would hamper efforts to obtain secrets about Beijing's military and its cyber-attacks," as reported in The Washington Times.
Considering the threatening military development and computer attacks involved with Communist China, it is not surprising that leaders everywhere, from National Intelligence to the CIA, have indicated their deep concern. And why is this happening? A close examination shows us that, since we owe more money to China than to any other nation and since it amounts to an extremely large figure, we have now become inclined to cast a blind eye on certain security issues. Something to think about.
Economics & Tax Issues
You've seen the headlines. Obama promised a "budget freeze" in his State of The Union speech, and now, following that, he has submitted a whopping 3.8 trillion dollar budget to Congress. It increases the deficit by 1.56 trillion and we now have 8.5 trillion dollars added to our national debt. And all of this has happened over a very short period of time. Our president never even allowed a decent interval to pass before going once again headlong in the opposite direction from his promises.
Events seem to show is that our Congress remains dedicated to its usual inept, irresponsible behavior. Obama has put them to the task of raising our national fiscal credit limit by an additional 2 trillion dollars. Some observers are suggesting that, when considering all relevant figures, we now owe as much as we take in. And then there is also that new "stimulus" package that the administration wants everyone to refer to as the "jobs bill." Might the failure of the original "stimulus" package have something to do with a name change? Might be.
The overseas financial reports are in and it would seem that Greece, Spain, Portugal and a few other European nations are getting very close to economic collapse. Those nations are in the process of creating the same sort of economic implosion that the Obama leadership is building toward here in America. It would certainly seem that this does not bode well for anyone in today's world.
Little by little we are beginning to discover just how little we can trust the facts and figures spoon-fed to us by the current administration. A good example of this growing deception can be found in a February 15th editorial report published by "The Washington Times." In part, it stated that, "At the same time the Bureau of Labor Statistics was declaring that the unemployment rate had declined slightly, to 9.7 percent, the government also was announcing that the economy had lost about 824,000 more jobs during the recession from April 2008 to March 2009 than Americans previously had been told. If this sounds like bureaucratic doublespeak, it is."
The report also rather bluntly added that, "The government doesn't really know the exact number of people with or without jobs." It seems that their figures come primarily from rather questionable survey processes that can easily be skewed in just about any direction. "The Washington Times" piece concluded with the observation that, "The Obama administration has focused continually on the establishment survey in making its claims about changes in the jobs numbers, but this data can be quite misleading. The bottom line is that job losses are likely to be worse than reported, not better."
Like they say, no news may sometimes be good news, but remember that good news can often actually be bad news. And that's not good news for any of us.
On the first anniversary of the infamous "stimulus" package, Obama declares how successful he feels it has been. This has surprised many since only about 1/3 of the original funds have thus far been spent, and much of it was spent on all that shameful "pork." And, of course, the unemployment rate rose to a notable figure, instead of falling as promised.
In some states the rate is even much higher, such as with California at 12 ½%. And then there are other issues, such as the decaying of the national infrastructure, the debt load, the public employee pension time bomb, the loss of so much of our manufacturing base, etc., etc. We're really in great shape and that stimulus package has sure helped a lot, right?
MoneyNews gives us some interesting breaking news with the following: "Charles Munger, Warren Buffett's longtime business partner in Berkshire Hathaway, warns that the US economic empire is crumbling before our eyes, thanks to federal debt and poor planning." It is a frightening situation, to be sure. More and more concerned citizens are putting whatever assets they can into gold and silver and anything else they hope will retain some value. And more and more folks have decided to plant their own vegetable gardens this spring.
Near the end of the month, the Associated Press headline tells us, "Rising jobless claims reflect weakening recovery." And the story reveals that, "Layoffs are no longer dropping as they were in the final months of last year, reinforcing fears that the jobs crisis will weigh down consumer spending and the economic rebound."
Also off are "... big-ticket manufactured goods ..." and "Earlier in the week, [it was announced that] new home sales fell in January to their lowest pace on record. And consumer confidence plunged in February." AP further reports that, "Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo, said the weak reports point to an economy struggling to wean itself from government stimulus programs such as homebuyer tax credits and other supports."
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