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Democrats label Hillary Clinton as unfit to be U.S. President

Based on the executive-accountability guidelines set forth by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA) and U.S. Representative Gregory Meeks (D, NY) in September 2016, Hillary Clinton is unfit to be President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America ( see 0:35 https://www.youtube.com/watch? )v=sOBmn0xU7wY  and see 1:07 & 2:09 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgJ9wKzrxao ).

“Accepting responsibility” requires executives to be fined, demoted, fired or prosecuted, according to  Representative Gregory Meeks ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgJ9wKzrxao ).

“Gutless leadership” is how Senator Elizabeth Warren describes executives who won’t hold themselves and their cohorts accountable for their failures and corruption (see 0:35 https://www.youtube.com/watch? )v=sOBmn0xU7wY ).

As Secretary of State (2009-12), Hillary Clinton was an incompetent manager whose poor judgment helped create a culture of corruption in the State Department; a death trap for Americans in Benghazi; chaos in the Middle East, Africa and ultimately the European Union; and a stronger, more-dangerous Iran.

Despite these and other failures by Secretary Clinton, President Barack Obama, the Democratic Party and our mainstream press have failed to hold her accountable for anything.

Until now.

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s and Rep. Gregory Meeks’ recent statements about executive accountability and “gutless leadership” are the first steps taken by any Democrats to hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her failures and corruption which make her unfit and ineligible to become the next U.S. President.

Thank you, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Gregory Meeks.

 

Here are just a few of Hillary Clinton’s failures as Secretary of State:

(1) Hillary Clinton violated two U.S. laws when she failed to provide adequate security for her employees in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012–which should have gotten her fired as Secretary of State and charged with reckless endangerment or involuntary manslaughter by the Department of Justice, based on the executive-accountability guidelines set forth by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA) and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D, NY). http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/11/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton ; see 0:35 https://www.youtube.com/watch? )v=sOBmn0xU7wY  ; see 1:07 & 2:09 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgJ9wKzrxao

Adding insult to injury, when Hillary testified before Congress in January 2013, she said that she couldn’t be expected to keep track of the safety for all 65,000 State Department employees–even though, by law, that was her responsibility as Secretary of State, and the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi was 1 of only 14 most-dangerous U.S. diplomatic outposts in the world. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/11/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton.html  https://www.amazon.com/13-Hours-Account-Happened-Benghazi/dp/145558228X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471992773&sr=8-1&keywords=13+hours+in+benghazi+book  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWy8ty8dp9w

(2) Hillary’s private email server, national security breaches, subsequent cover up and obstruction of justice should have put her in prison and made her ineligible to obtain the national security clearance necessary to fulfill the job as U.S. President, based on the executive-accountability guidelines set forth by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Gregory Meeks  in late September 2016 (i.e., she sent classified material on her unsecure, private email server; when Congress issued subpoenas, she had her staff delete emails and had her IT department start deleting all emails older than 60 days). See 4:43 @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOx6vvo0bDg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-1vTMilWRw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7SKLlIj64o

(3) Hillary’s short-sighted, reckless judgment helped destabilize the entire Middle East, Northern Africa and Mali, and the European Union (i.e., Hillary convinced President Obama to overthrow of Libya’s President, Muammar Gaddafi, which resulted in Gaddafi’s unsecured weapons being stolen and used to arm terrorists; she supported the overthrow of Syria’s President Bashar al Assad, which has resulted in countless deaths and in a humanitarian crisis that has destabilized several Middle Eastern countries and the entire EU; she helped arm Syrian rebels whose weapons were stolen by al Qaeda and ISIS). http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/11/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton.html

(4) Hillary supported and negotiated the treaty with Iran, which has resulted in the Obama Administration’s returning $1.7 billion to Iran–enough money to buy Iran 17 nukes.  The treaty provides for the return of $150 billion to Iran.  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-paid-1-3-billion-to-iran-two-days-after-cash-delivery/

After sanctions were lifted, Iran has been able to sell 3.6 million barrels of oil daily–helping crush U.S. oil companies that were already on the verge of bankruptcy because of the glut of oil and natural gas.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-opec-meeting-saudi-idUSKCN11X0LL

Dozens of U.S. oil companies have gone bankrupt, and millions of acres of fossil-fuel and green-energy assets in America have been bought by sovereign wealth funds via U.S. hedge funds, foreign government-owned companies and their partners.

The oil glut and resulting cheap energy have also stressed and further destabilized Middle Eastern countries with economies that are heavily dependent on oil..

(5) Hillary and Bill Clinton used her State Department clout and employees to turn the Clinton Foundation into a multibillion-dollar charity funded by the world’s elite that expect quid pro quo, and funded by foreign governments that are hostile to women and deadly to GLBTQ.

(6) Hillary’s incompetent oversight of the State Department allowed her employees and Bill Clinton to use the clout of the State Department to create one of the most powerful fixers in the world: Teneo Holdings.  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/teneo-final-221807

(7) Hillary will not hold Wall Street accountable, because her closest advisers are Goldman Sachs alumni, her daughter who used to work for a hedge fund, and her former-Goldman Sachs-employee son-in-law who now co-owns hedge fund Eaglevale Partners which has been repeatedly helped and bailed out by Goldman Sachs managers since Eaglevale’s inception. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-10/hillary-clinton-son-laws-firm-shuts-down-greek-hedge-fund-after-90-loss http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/business/dealbook/for-clintons-a-hedge-fund-in-the-family.html?_r=0 http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/07/goldman-sachs-bans-top-employees-from-donating-to-trump-report.html

(8) Hillary was in the White House Situation Room to get the glory for killing Osama bin Laden, but when her employees in Benghazi were under attack on September 11, 2012, Hillary fled for home in order to give herself plausible deniability and protect her political career.

If Hillary had been in the Situation Room, she could have informed State Department employees–who were telling the Benghazi annex’s U.S. security team of  highly trained former Navy SEALS to stand down and to leave the rescue of her employees up to Libya’s poorly trained militia which had NEVER responded to State Department’s requests for help prior to September 11, 2012. https://www.amazon.com/13-Hours-Account-Happened-Benghazi/dp/145558228X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471992773&sr=8-1&keywords=13+hours+in+benghazi+book

(9) Hillary has repeatedly labeled the “Gold Star” families of heroes killed in Benghazi as delusional and liars after they revealed that she’d lied to them about how and why their loved ones were killed. http://www.redstate.com/jaycaruso/2015/12/31/hillary-doubles-calling-benghazi-victims-families-liars/

(10) Hillary will continue the Bush-Clinton plan to redistribute U.S. power and wealth to the world, ultimately enabling corporations via the United Nations to create one global currency and one set of global regulations that will benefit corporate profits and will rule our lives.

Can you afford another President who thinks America should continue to subsidize even rich countries’ healthcare and medicine?

Can your children afford another President who thinks universities should continue raising costs so they can give most of the slots to the world’s elite rather than to America’s brightest?

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Hillary Clinton’s legacy of corruption and failures goes far beyond what is listed above.

Yet most Democrats and even some self-serving Republicans refuse to hold Hillary Clinton accountable.

And our press acts like Hillary’s PR team and focuses on bashing Governor Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein with gotcha questions, because they’ve been “stealing” votes from Hillary.

Our press also focuses on whether Donald Trump pays any taxes, gives to charity, or has been sued as much as every other builder and entrepreneur in America and whether Trump birthed birtherism in 2011–rather than Hillary’s long-time confidante Sid Blumenthal in 2007-08. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/state-dept-releases-new-tranche-of-hillary-clintons-emails-119624  http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/09/16/hillary-clinton-adviser-sid-blumenthal-spread-birther-story-editor/

Please join Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Gregory Meeks in holding at least one executive accountable for failures, corruption and “gutless leadership”:  Vote against Hillary Clinton in November.

Number 1 reason to vote for Trump

If you want our press to hold the next U.S. President accountable for all failures and corruption, then you’ll vote for Donald Trump.

Our press tells you everything Trump does–especially when he screws up.

Our press mitigates and hides Hillary Clinton’s failures and corruption, because our press anointed her as the first female U.S. President when she announced her candidacy in 2015.

Our freedom hinges on government transparency, but our press has become corrupted by its power over elections, politicians, political agendas, America’s future, our lives.

No country can survive a corrupt press that refuses to hold all politicians and government agencies accountable to its citizens.

We cannot afford four more years of our press acting like the PR firm of the President of the United States.

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Hillary Clinton’s failures and corruption that make her unfit to be U.S. President:

(1) Hillary Clinton violated two U.S. laws when she failed to provide adequate security for her employees in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012–which should have gotten her fired as Secretary of State and charged with reckless endangerment or involuntary manslaughter by the Department of Justice, based on the executive-accountability guidelines set forth by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA) and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D, NY) in September 2016. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/11/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton ; see 0:35 https://www.youtube.com/watch? )v=sOBmn0xU7wY  ; see 1:07 & 2:09 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgJ9wKzrxao

Adding insult to injury, when Hillary testified before Congress in January 2013, she said that she couldn’t be expected to keep track of the safety for all 65,000 State Department employees–even though, by law, that was her responsibility as Secretary of State, and the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi was 1 of only 14 most-dangerous U.S. diplomatic outposts in the world. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/11/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton.html  https://www.amazon.com/13-Hours-Account-Happened-Benghazi/dp/145558228X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471992773&sr=8-1&keywords=13+hours+in+benghazi+book  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWy8ty8dp9w

(2) Hillary’s private email server, national security breaches, subsequent cover up and obstruction of justice should have put her in prison and made her ineligible to obtain the national security clearance necessary to fulfill the job as U.S. President, based on the executive-accountability guidelines set forth by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Gregory Meeks  in late September 2016 (i.e., she sent classified material on her unsecure, private email server; when Congress issued subpoenas, she had her staff delete emails and had her IT department start deleting all emails older than 60 days). See 4:43 @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOx6vvo0bDg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-1vTMilWRw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7SKLlIj64o

(3) Hillary’s short-sighted, reckless judgment helped destabilize the entire Middle East, Northern Africa and Mali, and the European Union (i.e., Hillary convinced President Obama to overthrow of Libya’s President, Muammar Gaddafi, which resulted in Gaddafi’s unsecured weapons being stolen and used to arm terrorists; she supported the overthrow of Syria’s President Bashar al Assad, which has resulted in countless deaths and in a humanitarian crisis that has destabilized several Middle Eastern countries and the entire EU; she helped arm Syrian rebels whose weapons were stolen by al Qaeda and ISIS). http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/11/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton.html

(4) Hillary supported and negotiated the treaty with Iran, which has resulted in the Obama Administration’s returning $1.7 billion to Iran–enough money to buy Iran 17 nukes.  The treaty provides for the return of $150 billion to Iran.  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-paid-1-3-billion-to-iran-two-days-after-cash-delivery/

After the treaty lifted sanctions, Iran has been able to sell 3.6 million barrels of oil daily–helping crush U.S. oil companies that were already on the verge of bankruptcy because of the glut of oil and natural gas.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-opec-meeting-saudi-idUSKCN11X0LL

Dozens of U.S. oil companies have gone bankrupt, and millions of acres of fossil-fuel and green-energy assets in America have been bought by sovereign wealth funds via U.S. hedge funds, foreign government-owned companies and their partners.

The oil glut and resulting cheap energy have also stressed and further destabilized Middle Eastern countries with economies that are heavily dependent upon oil..

(5) Hillary and Bill Clinton used her State Department clout and employees to turn the Clinton Foundation into a multibillion-dollar charity funded by the world’s elite that expect quid pro quo, and funded by foreign governments that are hostile to women and deadly to GLBTQ.

(6) Hillary’s incompetent oversight of the State Department allowed her employees and Bill Clinton to use the clout of the State Department to create one of the most powerful fixers in the world: Teneo Holdings.  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/teneo-final-221807

(7) Hillary will not hold Wall Street accountable, because her closest advisers are Goldman Sachs alumni, her daughter who used to work for a hedge fund, and her former-Goldman Sachs-employee son-in-law who now co-owns hedge fund Eaglevale Partners which has been repeatedly helped and bailed out by Goldman Sachs managers since Eaglevale’s inception. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-10/hillary-clinton-son-laws-firm-shuts-down-greek-hedge-fund-after-90-loss http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/business/dealbook/for-clintons-a-hedge-fund-in-the-family.html?_r=0 http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/07/goldman-sachs-bans-top-employees-from-donating-to-trump-report.html

(8) Hillary was in the White House Situation Room to get the glory for killing Osama bin Laden, but when her employees in Benghazi were under attack on September 11, 2012, Hillary fled for home in order to give herself plausible deniability and protect her political career.

If Hillary had been in the Situation Room, she could have informed State Department employees–who were telling the Benghazi annex’s U.S. security team of  highly trained former Navy SEALS to stand down and to leave the rescue of her employees up to Libya’s poorly trained militia which had NEVER responded to State Department’s requests for help prior to September 11, 2012. https://www.amazon.com/13-Hours-Account-Happened-Benghazi/dp/145558228X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471992773&sr=8-1&keywords=13+hours+in+benghazi+book

(9) Hillary has repeatedly labeled the “Gold Star” families of heroes killed in Benghazi as delusional and liars after they revealed that she’d lied to them about how and why their loved ones were killed. http://www.redstate.com/jaycaruso/2015/12/31/hillary-doubles-calling-benghazi-victims-families-liars/

(10) Hillary will continue the Bush-Clinton plan to redistribute U.S. power and wealth to the world, ultimately enabling corporations via the United Nations to create one global currency and one set of global regulations that will benefit corporate profits and will rule our lives.

Can you afford another President who thinks America should continue to subsidize even rich countries’ healthcare and medicine?

Can your children afford another President who thinks universities should continue raising costs so they can give most of the slots to the world’s elite rather than to America’s brightest?

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Hillary Clinton’s legacy of corruption and failures goes far beyond what is listed above.

Yet our press acts like Hillary’s PR team.

Our press bashes Governor Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein with gotcha questions, because they’re “stealing” votes from Hillary.

Our press focuses on whether Donald Trump pays any taxes, gives to charity, or has been sued as much as every other builder and entrepreneur in America and whether Trump birthed birtherism in 2011–rather than Hillary’s long-time confidante Sid Blumenthal in 2007-08. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/state-dept-releases-new-tranche-of-hillary-clintons-emails-119624  http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/09/16/hillary-clinton-adviser-sid-blumenthal-spread-birther-story-editor/

You can hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her failures, corruption and “gutless leadership”:  Vote against Hillary Clinton in November.

Lester Holt failed low-information voters

In the most-critical debate of our presidential election, Lester Holt failed to ask even one question that would have revealed to low-information voters that Hillary Clinton is unfit to be U.S. President:

(1) Holt didn’t ask about Hillary’s corruption that would have put every other American in prison.

Hillary and Bill used her State Department clout and employees to turn the Clinton Foundation into a multibillion-dollar charity funded by the world’s elite that expect quid pro quo and funded by foreign governments that are hostile to women and deadly to GLBTQ.

(2) Holt didn’t ask about Hillary’s incompetent oversight of the State Department that allowed her employees and Bill Clinton to use the clout of the State Department to create one of the most powerful fixers in the world: Teneo Holdings.  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/teneo-final-221807

(3) Holt didn’t ask how Hillary can be Commander-in-Chief after telling Congress that she couldn’t be expected to keep track of the safety for all 65,000 State Department employees–even though the U.S. outpost in Benghazi was only one of the 14 most dangerous U.S. outposts in the world. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/11/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton.html  https://www.amazon.com/13-Hours-Account-Happened-Benghazi/dp/145558228X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471992773&sr=8-1&keywords=13+hours+in+benghazi+book

In failing to keep her State Department employees safe, Hillary violated two U.S. laws. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/11/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton.

But President Obama failed to hold her accountable:  Hillary wasn’t fined, demoted, fired nor charged with manslaughter.

Instead, Hillary gets to brag about her resume and will be promoted to the highest office in America–if voters don’t hold her accountable.

(4) Holt didn’t ask Hillary why she put Americans at risk by her using Libya’s poorly trained militia to provide security for her employees; i.e., cutting U.S. security from 34 to 6 U.S. guards.  http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/11/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton.html

Being politically correct or having poor judgment or simply being unable to mange “so many” employees is why Hillary denied multiple requests for increased security at the U.S.  diplomatic outpost in Benghazi–one of 14 of the highest-risk for terrorist attack.

(5) Holt didn’t ask Hillary why she was in the Situation Room to get the glory for killing Osama bin Laden, but when her diplomatic outpost in Benghazi was under attack, she fled for home in order to give herself plausible deniability and protect her political career.

If Hillary had been in the Situation Room, she could have informed State Department employees–who were telling the Benghazi annex’s U.S. security team of  highly trained former Navy SEALS to stand down and to leave the rescue of her employees up to Libya’s poorly trained militia which had NEVER responded to State Department’s requests for help prior to September 11, 2012.

(6) Holt didn’t ask why Hillary slimes Trump about the Gold Star Kahn family when she’s repeatedly labeled the “Gold Star” families of heroes killed in Benghazi as delusional and liars after they revealed that she’d lied to them about how and why their loved ones were killed. http://www.redstate.com/jaycaruso/2015/12/31/hillary-doubles-calling-benghazi-victims-families-liars/

(7) Holt didn’t ask about Hillary’s national security breaches and subsequent cover up that should have put her in prison and unable to get the national security clearance necessary to fulfill the job as U.S. President (i.e., sending classified material on her unsecure email server; when Congress issued subpoena, she had her staff delete emails and had her IT department start deleting all emails older than 60 days). See 4:43 @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOx6vvo0bDg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-1vTMilWRw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7SKLlIj64o

(8) Holt didn’t ask Hillary about her short-sighted, reckless judgement that has helped destabilize the entire Middle East, Africa and European Union (i.e., she convinced President Obama to overthrow of Libya’s Gaddafi which resulted in his unsecured weapons being used to arm terrorists; she helped arm Syrian rebels whose arms were stolen by al Qaeda and ISIS). http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/11/what-benghazi-attack-taught-me-about-hillary-clinton.html

(9) Holt didn’t ask Hillary, how can she go after Wall Street when her daughter and her son-in-law used to work for hedge funds and her former Goldman Sachs son-in-law now co-owns hedge fund Eaglevale Partners which has been repeatedly helped and bailed out by Goldman Sachs managers since Eaglevale’s inception. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-10/hillary-clinton-son-laws-firm-shuts-down-greek-hedge-fund-after-90-loss http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/business/dealbook/for-clintons-a-hedge-fund-in-the-family.html?_r=0 http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/07/goldman-sachs-bans-top-employees-from-donating-to-trump-report.html

(10) Holt didn’t ask Hillary if she still supports her negotiated nuke deal with Iran, which has resulted in the Obama Administration’s returning $1.7 billion to Iran–enough money to buy Iran 17 nukes. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-paid-1-3-billion-to-iran-two-days-after-cash-delivery/

Hillary’s negotiated deal with Iran also has enabled Iran to sell 3.6 million barrels of oil daily–helping crush U.S. oil companies that are already on the verge of bankruptcy. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-opec-meeting-saudi-idUSKCN11X0LL

Dozens of oil companies have gone bankrupt and have been bought by even foreign governments that are non-allies; i.e., China.

(11) Holt didn’t ask Hillary if she would continue the Bush-Clinton plan to redistribute U.S. power and wealth to the world, ultimately enabling corporations via the United Nations to create one global currency and one set of global regulations that will benefit corporate profits but will rule our lives.

There are many other questions Lester Holt failed to ask Hillary that would have exposed her as being unfit to be President of any country that believes freedom hinges on government transparency.

Holt instead chose to focus on whether Trump paid taxes or had been sued as much as every other builder and entrepreneur in America and whether Trump birthed birtherism in 2011–rather than Hillary’s long-time confidante Sid Blumenthal in 2008. http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/state-dept-releases-new-tranche-of-hillary-clintons-emails-119624  http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/09/16/hillary-clinton-adviser-sid-blumenthal-spread-birther-story-editor/

Stop wasting your voice, Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick is wasting his voice.

Yes, Kaepernick has the right to say despicable things–including his original protest that blamed 330 million Americans for the oppression of blacks, rather than blaming bad or poorly trained police officers.

Yes, Kaepernick dishonors the American flag and anthem, which symbolize America’s blood and treasure that were sacrificed for us to remain free.

Yes, anyone who threatens Kaepernick’s or anyone else’s right to free speech is a moron, anti-America and a potential tyrant.

But Kaepernick is wasting his voice on “protest without education.”

Colin Kaepernick should use his voice to educate Americans in how to safely interact with police officers–especially if we feel fear or believe the police officer is in the wrong.

Colin, please, teach my sisters, my husband, my child and me to follow commands.

Teach us all to make police officers feel safe and to not see us as a threat.

Teach us to come home safely.

Teach us to express our outrage later by filing a complaint against the offensive cop.

Colin, protest all you want.  But also educate us, so you can help save lives.

And Colin, please, use your big voice to ask Americans, “Why are our leaders so silent on how lives can be saved (1) by our following police officers’ commands and (2) by our helping police officers to feel safe when dealing with us in their high-risk job?”

“Are our leaders silent on how to save lives, because they are using the deaths of blacks in order to increase their power and wealth and win another election?”

In the meantime, Colin, I’ll continue turning the channel when a 49ers’ game comes on.

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Some politicians are quietly working to limit our right to free speech that bashes politicians, Islam, Muhammed and anything that they label as “hate speech.”

By limiting our freedom of speech, politicians can limit our criticism against them.

These “anti-America Americans” have been redistributing America’s power and wealth to the world, because . . .

(1) they are bought and paid for by foreign governments (Hillary Clinton), or

(2)  they believe a weaker, poorer America will make the world safer (President Barack Obama).

If we want to remain free, we must unite as one America–rather than a bunch of  communities that place each community’s interests and needs above America’s.

If we want to remain free, we must stop the madness of allowing our politicians to put America last in order for them to pay back foreign donors or to fulfill their anti-America ideology of bringing America to her knees.

In November, please, vote for anyone but Hillary Clinton, who wants to limit our freedom of speech in order to stop our protests against her plan to continue Obama’s transformation of America from a rich, powerful nation with the best schools in the world into a weak, impoverished nation that can help no one–not even Colin Kaepernick’s “community.”

Unfit to be President? Hell, Hillary

The hell that Hillary Clinton helped create in Benghazi symbolizes her failures as Secretary of State and makes her unfit to be U.S. President.

Forget Hillary’s helping turn the Middle East into a haven for terrorists and then lying to us about her failures; forget the millions of Muslims and hundreds of thousands of Christians who’ve died as a result of political decisions she voted for or pushed; forget her being beholden to the world’s elite and to foreign governments that have donated billions to the Clintons in order to gain access and control of entire swaths of U.S. minerals, energy and businesses; forget her decades of defending her predator husband.

Forget all that and Hillary’s myriad other failures and moments of poor judgment, narcissism, corruption, lies.

Remember this when you vote for the next U.S. President:

Hillary Clinton chose to rescue her political career rather than her employees’ lives when 60+ heavily armed terrorists attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 [ https://www.amazon.com/13-Hours-Account-Happened-Benghazi/dp/145558228X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471992773&sr=8-1&keywords=13+hours+in+benghazi+book ].

Hillary Clinton repeatedly lied to us about Benghazi.

And yet our mainstream media helped cover up Hillary’s (and President Obama’s) failures–something our media would never do for Donald Trump, Governor Gary Johnson nor Dr. Jill Stein.

Benghazi painfully symbolizes just how corrupt our media and our government have become.

Benghazi  symbolizes how Hillary Clinton will always place the needs and safety of America and Americans after . . .

–herself and her legacy;

–foreign governments and the world’s elite, which have donated at least $6 billion to the Clintons’ political careers and Clinton Foundation (e.g.,  while millions of Americans lost their homes and jobs in 2009-12, Hillary helped create good jobs in Ireland in finance, tech and big pharma–even though Ireland is a tax haven sucking good jobs from America; Apple alone has 6,000 jobs there [ http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/teneo-final-221807 ] and even the Clintons’ former Goldman Sachs son-in-law’s floundering hedge fund, Eaglevale Partners, and perhaps even his partners’ offshore fund, Eaglevale Partners Offshore Fund [ http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-10/hillary-clinton-son-laws-firm-shuts-down-greek-hedge-fund-after-90-loss ; http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/07/goldman-sachs-bans-top-employees-from-donating-to-trump-report.html ;http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/29/hedge-fund-donations-123-million-to-hillary-clinton-19-thousand-to-donald-trump/ ; http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/27/will-hillarys-half-a-billion-solar-panels-promise-send-billions-to-china/ ; http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/03/07/3755717/buffett-solar-energy/ ]);

–political correctness (e.g., to be PC and not offend Libyans, Hillary entrusted Americans’ safety and lives to Libyan guards and militia–even on September 11 at Benghazi, one of the 14 most dangerous U.S. diplomatic outposts in the world in 2012 [ https://www.amazon.com/13-Hours-Account-Happened-Benghazi/dp/145558228X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471992773&sr=8-1&keywords=13+hours+in+benghazi+book ] );

–multinational corporations (which want one currency and one set of regulations in order to increase profits and to more easily control workers and investment outcomes; and

–the United Nations, which seeks to marginalize America in order to redistribute America’s wealth and power to countries historically oppressed by the West (e.g., until running for President, Hillary has always supported trade agreements that have moved millions of jobs from America).

If you plan to vote for Hillary Clinton, please take the time to learn about who she really is rather than who the world’s most corrupt say she is.

If you want a U.S. President who’ll be held accountable by our mainstream media, Congress and U.S. Supreme Court, then you’ll vote for anyone except Hillary Clinton.

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BACKGROUND INFO ON BENGHAZI:

–Before the Benghazi terrorist attacks, Hillary helped Obama mislead American voters into believing that terrorists were “on the run” and being “decimated”–when in reality the terrorists were more deadly and were spreading across the Middle East and Africa.

–Hillary’s excuse for failing to provide adequate security is that she had more than 60,000 State Department employees “to keep track of.”  Yet only 14 of the more than 250 U.S. diplomatic outposts had the highest risk for terrorism. The Benghazi compound was one of the 14 outposts at highest risk of terrorist attack.

–In order to be politically correct and to “show trust” with the Libyan government, Hillary’s State Department had three dozen American security guards removed from Libya before September 11, 2012–largely leaving the security of Americans up to the local Libyan police and militia–even though the Libyans had repeatedly failed to respond to Americans’ requests for assistance prior to September 11, 2012.

–From March to Sep 10, 2012, Hillary’s State Department denied multiple requests for increased security at the Benghazi outpost–even though it had experienced two bombing attempts that summer and was the only Western organization left in the area, because Benghazi had become too dangerous for Westerners.

–Seven Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, were at the Benghazi diplomatic compound when terrorists attacked on 9/11 2012. A nearby annex had CIA staff and even highly trained former Navy SEALS who were repeatedly told to stand down during the first terrorist attack on 9/11 2012, rather than rescue Americans at the compound, delaying rescue by 20-30 minutes, depending upon whose account of events that you choose to believe.

–No military backup was anywhere near North Africa–even though it was the anniversary of 9/11 and Benghazi was one of only 14 of the most dangerous U.S. diplomatic outposts.

–Hillary chose to rescue her political career rather than on her employees’ lives when 60+ heavily armed terrorists attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi on September 11, 2012,:  She went home before even one of the dozens of Americans in Benghazi had been rescued–giving herself plausible deniability.

This is the same Hillary who took credit for the killing of Usama bin Laden by getting her photograph taken in the White House Situation Room with President Obama et al. During the 13 hours of terrorist attacks and subsequent rescue of Americans in Benghazi, Hillary was nowhere near the Situation Room.

–The rescue of Americans in Benghazi by Annex Security Team composed of former Navy SEALS and by the U.S. military was repeatedly hindered and delayed as politicians who chose to protect their political careers and to be PC with local Libyans.

–After several Americans were critically injured or murdered in Benghazi, Hillary helped mislead Americans into believing Americans in Benghazi had died because of a protest over a bash-Muhammed video.

–Hillary lied to four “Gold Star” families about the murders of their loved ones in Benghazi.

–When family members of three of the four “Gold Star” heroes who died in Benghazi revealed that Hillary had lied to them, Hillary repeatedly labeled them as liars and delusional [ http://www.redstate.com/jaycaruso/2015/12/31/hillary-doubles-calling-benghazi-victims-families-liars/ ].

–After America and the world learned that Hillary had lied about the 60+ heavily armed terrorists who’d murdered or critically injured several Americans on September 11, 2012, Hillary asked, “What difference does it make?”

‘Basket of deplorables’ describes Hillary Clinton’s legacy, which makes her unfit to hold political office

Recently, Hillary Clinton looked down her privileged-white nose at roomful of America’s elite and labeled Donald Trump’s poor and middle-class supporters as a “basket of deplorables” who are bigots and racists [ http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/clinton-half-of-trump%e2%80%99s-supporters-fit-in-%e2%80%98basket-of-deplorables%e2%80%99/ar-AAiIuxb ].

But “basket of deplorables” better describes Hillary Clinton’s legacy of corrupt deeds that make her unfit to hold any political office.

Here are just a few deeds in Hillary’s “basket of deplorables”:

(1) Hillary Clinton used her position as Secretary of State to repay one of her political fundraisers–Irish-born Declan Kelly–by appointing him as Special Envoy to Northern Ireland in 2009. (Kelly was a big fundraiser during Hillary’s failed 2008 presidential run against Barack Obama. Her appointment of Kelly sidestepped congressional approval, and she didn’t fill the position after Kelly resigned almost two years later.)

Kelly used his fancy, new job title to lure U.S. companies to invest in his home country, Ireland [ http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/teneo-final-221807 ; http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-13359794 ; http://www.state.gov/secretary/20092013clinton/rm/2011/05/162984.htm ].

While millions of Americans were losing their homes and jobs during the Great Recession and in its aftermath, U.S. companies invested billions IN IRELAND, formed mentoring programs IN IRELAND and created thousands of good jobs in finance, technology, pharmaceuticals IN IRELAND.

Those new good jobs IN IRELAND also helped create thousands of service-sector jobs to support the new workers in those new good jobs IN IRELAND.

Before Hillary appointed Kelly, the special envoy position to Ireland had been left vacant since the late 1990s, because Ireland’s ultra-low corporate tax rate and its reputation as a tax haven gave it the unique ability to suck jobs and money from countries around the globe [ http://www.forbes.com/sites/taxanalysts/2013/11/06/if-ireland-is-not-a-tax-haven-what-is-it/#60a4eae83355 ; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_haven ; http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-usa-tax-insight-idUSKBN0EK0BF20140609 ].

In fact, Ireland and other tax havens have sucked so many jobs, companies and billions of dollars away from the United States that, after Pfizer announced in November 2015 that it was moving to Ireland, President Obama’s Treasury Department took steps to deter U.S. companies from leaving America’s shores [ see footnote 1; https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/pfizer-allergan-call-off-160-billion-merger-after-us-moves-to-block-inversions/2016/04/06/4fd55446-fc11-11e5-80e4-c381214de1a3_story.html ].

While working for the State Department, Kelly earned millions in consultant fees from FTI Consulting and Dow Chemical, and he co-founded Teneo Holdings along with Doug Band (former State Department and Clinton Foundation lawyer) and Paul Keary (former Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting, which is a member of the World Economic Forum) [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Economic_Forum ].

In a few short years, Kelly’s Teneo Holdings has transformed into one of the most-powerful corporate fixers in the world.

(2) Hillary put her political career before the safety and lives of her employees in Benghazi, and then when her failures were exposed, she repeatedly lied rather than hold herself accountable [footnote 2].

During the attack on her Benghazi diplomatic outpost on September 11, 2012, Hillary gave herself plausible deniability by going home rather than going to the Situation Room and remaining there to ensure the rescue of her employees who were attacked three times by dozens of heavily armed terrorists over a 9-hour period and who were in extreme danger for 13 hours before they were evacuated from Benghazi [footnote 4; https://www.amazon.com/13-Hours-Account-Happened-Benghazi/dp/145558228X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473536417&sr=1-1&keywords=13+hours+in+benghazi ].

Yes, Hillary couldn’t have helped save her two employees who were killed during the first of three attacks by heavily armed terrorists: U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and Communications Officer Sean Smith.

But Hillary could have helped prevent the attack altogether by providing the consulate in Benghazi with the increased security Stevens and others had  requested multiple times [footnote 3].

And Hillary (and President Obama) could have helped save the last two Americans from being killed if they’d chosen duty over plausible deniability and stuck around to ensure everything was being done to rescue Americans being attacked by heavily armed terrorists in Benghazi.

Only after 9 hours and three attacks by dozens of heavily armed terrorists were the last two Americans were killed.  Nine hours. 

As far as we know, Hillary and Obama were in bed asleep when the mortars hit and killed former Navy SEALS, turned security contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

We do know, Hillary and Obama weren’t in the Situation Room, getting their photograph taken for posterity as they’d done 17 months earlier in order to take some of the credit for SEAL Team 6’s killing Osama bin Laden.

We also know that Hillary helped create the death trap for her employees at the Benghazi consulate, by allowing her security experts to repeatedly deny multiple requests for increased security at the consulate in Benghazi.

Benghazi had become so dangerous that all other Western diplomats and organizations had evacuated months earlier.

The American consulate in Benghazi had had a homemade bomb thrown over its wall in April 2012 and had had a hole bombed in its wall in June 2012.

Hillary’s excuse for not providing additional security is that she had 65,000 employees, so she left the security up to her security experts.

But the American consulate in Benghazi was one of only 14 outposts designated as having the highest risk for terrorist attack [footnote 3; also see p. 48 in 13 HOURS: THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI].

If Hillary couldn’t see the importance for increased security at the 14 most-dangerous diplomatic outposts on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, how can she be entrusted with the U.S. presidency and to protect more than 330 million Americans?

If Hillary couldn’t see the importance of increased security or the evacuation of her employees after terrorists had attempted to bomb their facility twice, then why didn’t she see the importance after intelligence warned, “Be advised, we have reports from locals that a Western facility or U.S. Embassy/Consulate/Government target will be attacked in the next week” [p. 51 in 13 HOURS: THE INSIDE ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI]?

Adding insult to injury, Hillary repeatedly lied to America and to the families of the four American heroes killed in Benghazi about her failures to protect and ensure the rescue her employees.

Worse, Hillary labeled Benghazi heroes’ family members as delusional and liars after three family members revealed that she’d lied to them about how their heroic loved ones had died [ http://www.redstate.com/jaycaruso/2015/12/31/hillary-doubles-calling-benghazi-victims-families-liars/  ].

Only Hillary Clinton could get away with helping create a death trap for her employees in Benghazi.

Only Hillary Clinton [and Barack Obama; footnote 2] could get away with protecting her political ass by going home–rather than going to the Situation Room and helping save her employees during the three terrorist attacks and the 13 hours that it took to rescue them.

(3) Hillary protected her sexual abuser/harasser husband, Bill Clinton, and verbally attacked his victims and their supporters. [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx2zNU2eEJo ].

(4) Hillary and Bill Clinton are bought and paid for by the world’s elite and foreign governments [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkfE10g8xbc ] who’ve invested at least $6 billion in the Clintons’ political careers and the Clinton Foundation and even their former Goldman Sachs son-in-law’s floundering hedge fund, Eaglevale Partners, and perhaps even his partners offshore fund, Eaglevale Partners Offshore Fund [ http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-10/hillary-clinton-son-laws-firm-shuts-down-greek-hedge-fund-after-90-loss ; http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/07/goldman-sachs-bans-top-employees-from-donating-to-trump-report.html ;http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/29/hedge-fund-donations-123-million-to-hillary-clinton-19-thousand-to-donald-trump/ ; http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/27/will-hillarys-half-a-billion-solar-panels-promise-send-billions-to-china/ ; http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/03/07/3755717/buffett-solar-energy/ ].

(5) Hillary’s many failures have cost her nothing.

Hillary didn’t have to resign from her position as Secretary of State for the increase in anti-American sentiment around the world, the alienation of the United States from our allies as she pursued a reset with Russia and undid the hard work of years of sanctions against Iran to prevent its obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Hillary has never been held accountable for the chaos that she and Obama helped create in the Middle East and Africa (i.e., Obama’s much-lauded Arab Spring:  the overthrow of Egyptian President Mubarak, the overthrow of Libyan President Muammar Qadhafi and the disastrous attempted overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad; the overthrow of the democratically elected Mali government in Africa by terrorists who used Qadhafi’s weapons that Obama had failed to have secured after Qadhafi’s overthrow; dramatic increases in terrorist attacks in the majority-Christian nations of Kenya and Nigeria; gave terrorists a U.S. exit date from Iraq; failed to get a Status of Forces Agreement to ensure a stable Iraq; did nothing while the Iraqi government evicted U.S. companies and gave their contracts to China which then secured 30-year oil-related contracts from the Iraqi government)–something I’ve heard only Donald Trump talk about.

Hillary hasn’t taken responsibility for the resulting deaths of millions of Muslims and Christians in the Middle East and Africa.

Hillary didn’t resign as Secretary of State after her failure to increase security or evacuate her employees in Benghazi resulted in the deaths of four Americans and the critical injuries of other Americans.

Hillary wasn’t prosecuted for national security violations related to her having her own server and sending classified material via faxes and emails using her own server.

Hillary wasn’t prosecuted for having her staff remove security-classification headers in order to be able to send classified material on her unsecure server [ http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/08/whoa-hillary-e-mail-instructs-aide-to-transmit-classified-e-mail-without-markings/ ].

In fact, Hillary didn’t even lose her national security clearance much less get indicted–either of which would have made her ineligible to be Commander-in-Chief and U.S. President.

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Footnote 1:  Congress has failed to do anything permanent about America’s companies moving to tax havens such as Ireland and now England, so America will continue to lose jobs unless Donald Trump is elected:  He plans to work with Congress to bring back $2 trillion dollars that U.S. companies have offshore and get them to invest in jobs and infrastructure.

Trump also plans to work with Congress to lower the corporate income tax rate, which will make it competitive with other countries’ tax rates.

Footnote 2:  Like Hillary Clinton, President Obama also washed his hands of the Benghazi rescue, because he was running for re-election and had a 60 Minutes interview to prepare for.

Obama left the rescue up to numbers-guy Leon Panetta, whom Obama had unwisely or even bizarrely selected as his Secretary of Defense to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates who’d resigned in frustration because Obama doesn’t take the advice of his experts nor his generals.

During a press conference, Defense Secretary Panetta stated that, during the night of Benghazi, he couldn’t put our military in harm’s way without real-time information–even though being in harm’s way is our military’s job and even though a drone with live-video feed was immediately dispatched by AFRICOM when it was requested a half hour after the attack began, and the drone arrived in Benghazi about 1 1/2 hours after the first of the three terrorist attacks began.

Footnote 3: Out of the more than 250 U.S. diplomatic outposts, the Benghazi consulate was one of the 14 diplomatic outposts that had “high/critical” for all six threat categories:  international terrorism, indigenous terrorism, political violence, crime, human intelligence, and technical threat (p. 48 in https://www.amazon.com/13-Hours-Account-Happened-Benghazi/dp/145558228X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471992773&sr=8-1&keywords=13+hours+in+benghazi+book ).

Footnote 4:  After almost nine hours and two attacks by heavily armed terrorists in Benghazi, the evacuation plan was to rescue CIA and State Department staff–and to leave behind the Annex Security Team at the annex until a second rescue plane could be dispatched to the Benghazi Airport (p. 249-253 in https://www.amazon.com/13-Hours-Account-Happened-Benghazi/dp/145558228X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471992773&sr=8-1&keywords=13+hours+in+benghazi+book ).

The Annex Security Team hadn’t signed a confidentiality agreement that would have prevented them from talking about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi–unlike the CIA staff and State Department employees who were to be evacuated first and would have risked imprisonment if they discussed events in Benghazi without approval from the State Department and the White House.

I believe, if the Annex Security Team members had all been killed during the third terrorist attack–rather than “just” former Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods–Americans and the world never would’ve learned the truth about Benghazi.

It was the Republican-led House of Representatives’ investigation of the terrorist attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi that exposed Hillary’s national security violations and her using a private email server to send and receive classified materials.

I believe, if the Democrats had controlled the House of Representatives, we would have never have learned about Hillary’s email server–much less the truth about Benghazi.

If the Annex Security Team members had all been killed, Americans and the world would still believe the Clinton-Obama lie that four American heroes had been killed during a protest about an anti-Muhammed video–rather than during three pre-planned, heavily armed terrorist attacks on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.

If the Annex Security Team members had all been killed, we perhaps we even would still believe Obama’s lies that “al Qaeda was on the run,” its leaders had been “decimated” and ISIS was just a “JV team.”

If the Annex Security Team members had all been killed, we would believe that the responsible party had been punished–rather than knowing that Obama-Clinton’s fall guy was Sam Bacile, an anti-Muhammed video maker and ex-con who’d exercised his First Amendment right to free speech and landed  back in prison.

If the Annex Security Team members had all been killed, Benghazi and Hillary’s private email server would have never existed in the minds of American voters, and Hillary’s Media SuperPAC would have been able to easily divert our attention from the billions of dollars the world’s elite have invested in Hillary’s and Bill’s political careers and in the Clinton Foundation.

If the Annex Security Team members had all been killed, Hillary Clinton already would have been anointed as the next American President.

The most powerful couple in world history would equal disaster for U.S.A.: Hillary and Bill Clinton

Hillary and Bill Clinton will become the most powerful couple in the history of the world if she’s elected the next U.S. President.*

But that power couple is beholden to corporations and foreign governments et al. that have invested at least $6 billion in the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation.

And those multinational corporations and foreign governments et al. want the United States of America to be under the control of the United Nations (UN), because the

UN would implement a one-world currency and global regulations.

A one-world currency and global regulations would save corporations trillions in currency exchange rates, regulatory approvals, environmental-impact studies, legal fees, political campaign contributions, lobbyists and even bribes.

Foreign governments would benefit from the UN’s redistribution of wealth of the U.S.A. et al. to poorer countries–which is the goal of Democrat (Progressive) leaders such as President Barack Obama.

And Hillary and Bill would benefit, too: They’d be repaying their backers–while costing us our country and perhaps our lives.**

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*Clinton insiders have said that, as U.S. President, Hillary would appoint Bill as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), which could make him UN Secretary General by 2018.

With Hillary as U.S. President and Bill as UN Secretary General, any crisis could be used to place the U.S.A. and ultimately the world under the control of the UN.

Having all countries under the control of the UN would benefit the world’s elite and corporations, because they’ll make trillions by having to deal with only one currency and one set of global regulations.

Of course, Hillary and the Progressives et al. haven’t considered the long-term ramifications of their plan–much less China’s own plan to be the world’s superpower with its yuan supplanting the U.S. dollar as the reserve currency used to buy oil.

That’s typical Hillary (and President Barack Obama) who also didn’t consider the ramifications of not securing Libya’s weapons after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi (thereby repeating the mistake made by President George Bush during the 2003 invasion of Iraq).

Or that, by arming Syrian rebels (via Benghazi and Turkey) to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Obama and Hillary would be arming and empowering al Qaeda and ultimately ISIS.

Or that by deeply dividing Americans along racial and economic lines, alienating us from our allies, enabling foreign companies and governments to own critical U.S. assets and by accumulating $150 trillion in public and private debt and $150-200 trillion in future entitlement obligations, Progressives–with much “help” from Republicans–have put Americans and America in greater danger than at any time in U.S. history.

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**Progressives, via the NEA, control our schools and have taught our children for decades to hate America in order to prepare them for a UN-centric world.

Progressives have taught our children about America’s shameful history of slavery, Jim Crow laws, corporate corruption, military intervention et al.–while failing to teach our children even a few of the many good things America has done to help the less fortunate around the globe and here at home.  (Most Progressives minimize or omit that the vast majority of Americans never owned slaves and had even less control over our government, corporations and elite class than we do now; that many countries around the world, including Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, etc., share America’s shameful history of slavery; Africans were slaves before they were brought to the United States et al.; and blacks, whites, Muslims and Christians are still being persecuted, enslaved and slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa today.)

I don’t want to mitigate America’s shameful history of slavery–which Republicans fought to end; and Democrats, to continue–nor despicable Jim Crow laws created and enforced by Democrats.

But it’s time for America’s leaders to stop dividing Americans and thereby weakening America–in order to gain more power and wealth for themselves.

It’s time that we heal as a nation, or we will no longer have a nation.

I believe, most Americans agree with me and want our nation to heal so that we can live in peace and strive for equal treatment and opportunity for all.

As for you Americans who believe that revolution is a viable solution to your grievances against the elite class, government, other ethnicities or religions et al.: 

Revolution is a means for sociopaths to gain more wealth and power–while you lose everything, including your life.

Ultimately even the sociopaths would gain nothing, because Hillary would allow the UN to step in and take away whatever wealth and power is left in post-revolutionary America.

If you hate America now, you’d really hate it then.

Early Alzheimer’s symptoms are “the new normal”

 

 

Why are so many people in America and around the world so easily enraged?

Why are so many of us–from college professors to truck drivers–mixing up words and having “brain farts” or “senior moments”?

And why are our politicians and media pretending that this isn’t happening–as if symptoms of early Alzheimer’s comprise “the new normal,” even in 20-, 30- and 40-year-olds?

Even scarier is that enraged outbursts and “misspeaks” seem to be increasingly more prevalent and frequent in everyone, including our politicians, journalists, experts, CEOs, techies, etc.

So what can we do about this abnormal new normal?

First, we need to know what is causing millions (if not billions) of people to become easily enraged and to have symptoms of early Alzheimer’s.

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on research to determine and alleviate the impact of pollution and pesticides on our environment, its plants, its creatures and us.

But based on little research and no long-term data, scientists have told us that it’s perfectly safe to expose everyone and everything–Earth–to billions of wireless data transmissions all day, every day.

Wireless data transmission” is “beaming power/lasers, radio or microwave transmissions or near-field using induction. Both methods utilize electromagnetism and magnetic fields” (see “wireless data transmission” in Wikipedia).

That doesn’t sound healthy to me.

I believe, our tech companies have been using us as lab rats for their wireless technology industry–which helps us and entertains us but may be hurting or even killing us.

We should demand to  know just how safe wireless technology is for everyone and everything on our planet.

Please help us all by telling your politicians to pass legislation that requires multinational and wireless technology corporations to fund randomly determined (unbiased) medical researchers to conduct double-blind studies on whether such massive amounts of data constantly moving through the air and bombarding our planet are benevolent.

Or are endangering us all.

Here are contact links to your federal politicians:

President Barack Obamahttps://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/write-or-call

U.S. Representativeshttp://www.house.gov/representatives/

U.S. Senatorshttp://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

 

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*Too many rats in cages will eat one another, which is why we also need to do something about the world’s population, which is already at an unsustainable 7.2 billion people.

I believe, billions of people around the globe believe that their lives have little or no value.

And why should they? **

Each of us is merely 1 of 7,200,000,000 people who are repeatedly devalued by stressed-out people on a dying planet with politicians, corporations, media and activist groups vying for power and wealth and control of our future.

Our future.

We know that lower population numbers result in an increase in the value of individuals–as seen by how we try to protect threatened and endangered species of plants and animals.

So what would happen if you and me–and our friends and families and our teachers and our local leaders all over Earth–started a conversation about how we can promote negative population growth in order to . . .

  • reduce our global population,
  • heal our planet, and
  • regain the value of human life?

Or will we remain silent while our corrupt politicians, profit-centered corporations and activist media prepare us for another “new normal” world with 9.5 billion and then 15 billion people?

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**Christians, such as myself, believe that only God gives us true value, because everything good comes from Him. Only the God of forgiveness, through Jesus, offers salvation and asks for nothing in return, except that we rely on and have faith in Him.

But most people on Earth aren’t Christians, and even Christians often are misunderstood, marginalized and oppressed even in America–and enslaved and slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa et al.

Leaders with large megaphones, such as activist-posing-as-CNN-journalist Fareed Zakaria ( https://fareedzakaria.com/ ), teach their audiences and acolytes about the intolerance of the Bible’s Old Testament–while ignoring Jesus’ teachings in the four gospels of the New Testament:  love God, love people, help others, forgive everyone.

Hey, SEC & DOJ: Why haven’t you helped us little investors?

 

 

If the SEC and DOJ are as honest as President Obama says they are, they will investigate

(1) Tom Taulli who wrote the Box Inc. (BOX) et al. hit piece “5 Tech Stocks That Will Be Obsolete by 2020”  http://www.kiplinger.com/article/investing/T058-C000-S015-5-tech-stocks-that-will-be-obsolete-by-2020.html#comment-2855412647 ;

(2) whoever at FinanceYahoo helped Taulli repeatedly re-post his Box Inc. (BOX) hit piece; and

(3) whoever Taulli was helping to scare little investors out of buying BOX stock, so that Big Boy investors could buy the stock cheap & then run it up–knowing full well that there were several upcoming catalysts* that all-but guaranteed that the stock would go much higher  than BOX’s recent low of $9.86 on July 5, 2016 (i.e., BOX closed at $13.30 today,  August 23, 2016, which is its highest price since April).

At least one other financial writer who covers venture capitalists has shamelessly bashed Box Inc., too.  It is reasonable to speculate that a tech company and/or a venture capitalist has its sights on buying Box Inc. at a fire-sale price.

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Since I first bought a stock in 2007, I’ve witnessed dishonest financial writers, analysts and even Big Boy investors repeatedly scare little investors into selling or not buying many stocks that clearly had upcoming catalysts–and therefore should have been relatively safe, predictable trades or even long-term investments.

Every day, little investors are shaken out or scared into staying on the sidelines, because of dishonest financial folks. It’s long overdue for this dishonest behavior to stop.

If the SEC and DOJ are “Obama-honest,” then they’ll investigate a whole bunch of financial writers and analysts who’ve bashed stocks in order to help financial folks to short stocks or to buy stocks or companies on the cheap. “Financial folks” include venture capitalists, Big Boy traders and investors, brokers, trading desks, etc.

Here are a few stocks that experienced “peak bashing” by dishonest financial writers, analysts and/or Big Boy investors just as the stocks were bottoming and then reversing for a big run up:

 1. Only after Facebook (FB) had fallen from its IPO-opening high of $45 in May 2012 and was sliding towards $20 in 2013, did financial folks screams become dire warnings:   “Millennials don’t use Facebook! Facebook will be obsolete!  Facebook is being replaced by Twitter!  Facebook’s stock is going to $13 or zero!”

Facebook closed at $124.37 today, August 23, 2016.

2. When Apple (AAPL) was bottoming in January and February, 2009 ($67 low), financial folks screamed the loudest that it was going below $60 or maybe zero. Or maybe Apple was another 1990s Tech-Bubble Microsoft that would never recover its higher levels.

Nope.

In 2014 Apple’s share price was about $600/share after it a $5 dividend/share and a 5 for 1 stock split.

3. When Netflix (NFLX) separated the billings for its streaming and DVD-by-mail sectors in summer 2011, analysts created faked mass hysteria in order to crush the stock from over $250/share.

As NFLX fell below $100, towards its low of about $57, financial folks’ screaming became shriller in order to keep little investors from buying the stock: Netflix was a flop, a failure and its brilliant founder and CEO, Reid Hastings, was toast.

4. Back in 2008, SolarFun was crushed from about $19 to below $9 after Morgan Stanley  acted as the underwriter for SolarFun shares.**

The prospectus included a lucrative side agreement for a Morgan Stanley BFF to borrow millions of SolarFun shares in order to short the stock with impunity:  “up to 7,843,140 ADSs (or up to 9,019,611 ADSs if the underwriter in such offering exercises its overallotment option in full), all of which will be effectively lent to an affiliate of Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated. This affiliate will sell the ADSs and will use the resulting short position to enable investors in the note offerings to hedge their investment. Solarfun will not receive any proceeds from the ADS offering.” See SolarFun’s press release http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/SOLF/0x0x160826/0655d889-4aa5-461c-be95-256ce509a433/SOLF_News_2008_1_24_General_Releases.pdf.

SolarFun was relentlessly shorted from $19.10 to below $10.

About the time Morgan Stanley’s BFF needed to return the borrowed shares, a totally fictional article was posted on FinanceYahoo in the late afternoon of March 19, 2008, saying that China had shut down all of its solar companies because they were polluting rivers.

The following morning, the SolarFun-doom article had disappeared from FinanceYahoo, and the stock was already up a couple bucks pre-market as the Big Boys-in-the-know covered and/or went long, churning the stock for a few days and then creating a massive short squeeze that ran the stock in minutes from below $18 to about $28 as naïve shorts scrambled to cover.

That $28 price happened to be a price target of an analyst or two, so naïve investors thought it was safe to hold the stock–until SolarFun came crashing back to Earth the next day or so.

5. CRUS, CYBR, SWKS, TDOC, MBLY, LNKD, BABA, CRM, AMZN,  MON, EOG, FSLR, are just a few of the stocks that dishonest financial folks have scared investors into selling; not buying; or buying at exorbitant prices and then scaring them into selling.

The reverse is true for dog stocks. Analysts pump them long after everyone, except naive investors, knows that they’re dogs. I believe, some analysts pump dog stocks in order to help Big Boy investors take profits or unwind from positions.

What I find most absurd is that so many financial folks whine about the good old days and ask why the stock market is so thinly traded and why so many investors are in ETFs that’ll trap investors when that bubble bursts.

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE LINKS TO Tom Taulli’s article that was posted at several sites: (I don’t have the links to when Taulli’s article was repeatedly re-posted on FinanceYahoo each and every time a positive article(s) was posted about Box, Inc.–but I’m sure the SEC and DOJ can find them.)

5 Tech Stocks That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 | InvestorPlace
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Jul 05, 2016 ·www.msn.com/…/5-tech-stocks-that-will-be-obsolete-by-2020/ar-BBuCLxa

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https://martinlustgarten.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/5-tech-stocks…

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http://www.techinvestornews.com/Tech-News/Latest-Headlines/5-tech-stocks…

5 Tech Stocks That Will Be Obsolete by 2020-Kiplinger
http://www.kiplinger.com/article/investing/T058-C000-S015-5-tech-stocks…
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*Catalysts for BOX include Box Inc.’s earnings report on Aug 31, investor conference Sept 8, Box Works & new cooperative agreements to be announced in early Sept, Box’s being recession-proof, Box’s Safe Zones being one of the few tech companies likely to benefit from Brexit; Box’s biggest earnings pre-announced for back-half of this year; and several new products that’ll add to Box’s bottom line.

Of course, Box could be obsolete by 2020–as could every other tech company and its products.

But Box’s near-term catalysts are obvious–which is why Taulli’s article had to be repeatedly reposted on FinanceYahoo and perhaps elsewhere in order for it to have its intended effect:  Scare investors into selling and/or not buying the stock.

** The January 24, 2008, prospectus now excludes Morgan Stanley’s affiliate who borrowed the 7-9 million shares, but my semi-photographic memory says that it was one of the big banks that got a bail out after the 2008 financial crash:  “An affiliate of [Morgan Stanley] the ADS purchaser has informed us that it intends to use the short position created by the repurchase provisions of the share issuance and repurchase agreement and the concurrent sale of the purchased ADSs to facilitate transactions by which investors in our convertible notes may hedge their respective investments through privately negotiated transactions.” see p. 118 in SEC.gov’s document https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1371541/000114554908000123/h01649b1e424b4.htm#119
and SEC.gov doc  https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1371541/000114554908000121/h01649fwfwp.htm
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UPDATE: Interestingly, MAD MONEY’S Jim Cramer blessed BOX when it was above $13–and yet dissed it even below $10.

Reversing his own advice during the August 23, 2016, Lighting Round, Cramer blessed BOX as a spec play–even though BOX had closed at its most-recent high of $13.30.

What’s odd about Cramer’s buy recommendation is that its catalysts are the same now as at Box’s recent low of $8.85–but the stock markets are toppy (i.e., near record highs), so the Big Boys will be taking profits or staying on the sidelines until the Fed meeting in Jackson Hole, WY, on August 25-26, 2016.

Cramer is a pro, so he knows that toppy stock markets combined with a Fed meeting during the end of Q2 earnings season–without inordinately good news–will roil the markets and tank even the best of stocks.

Disclosure:  At the time of this writing, I own none of the stocks mentioned in this blog post.  Sadly, I was one of the suckers who sold all BOX shares at $10.61 after Tom Taulli’s article kept being re-posted–even though I love Box Inc., believe its CEO and  management team, had done my homework, listened to all of the earnings calls, read the quarterly reports, looked at the financials, watched tech presentations, and knew Box Inc. had several catalysts that ensured its stock would go higher.

It pisses me off that, after all these years, creeps masquerading as benevolent financial writers and analysts can impact my financial life.

How China Can Save the World or Destroy It

As China begins the next stage of its journey to top superpowerdom, it can help reverse the world’s destructive path of overpopulation, pollution, and depletion of natural resources.

Or China can do what its leaders are currently considering:  increase entitlements and remove its one-child policy in order to produce a new crop of young workers who’ll pay for the pensions and healthcare of others. . .

. . . and thereby repeat America‘s pyramid-scheme market and social systems, which require more and more jobs, workers, consumers, money, natural resources, etc.

China’s repeating America’s failures would be disastrous for the world, because . . .

  • Current capitalist, socialist, and communist models are unsustainable. They all require more.
  • Technology has reduced the need for more workers.
  • Overpopulation is a primary cause of pollution, depletion of natural resources, and human misery.
  • No green-energy plan can succeed long term if it fails to address the world’s escalating population growth (see footnote 1).

If China is to successfully lead the world in this century and the next, it must create new market and social models that will humanely reduce population and enhance quality of life so effectively that the world will want to emulate them.

Perhaps new market and social models could be based on quality, not quantity; i.e., models that ensure countries and quality of life are enhanced when they have fewer citizens, fewer workers, fewer consumers; less money; fewer natural resources; etc.

For example,  a new market model might reward innovation, conservation, benevolence, etc.–rather than rewarding commoditization, planned obsolescence, exploitation, laziness, addiction, deceit, corruption, selfish behavior, greed, etc.

A new social model might be one that promotes individual freedom; rewards personal responsibility, conservation, and benevolence; discourages behavior that burdens, harms, or exploits others and/or infringes on the rights and freedom of others; incrementally increases the tax and work burden of individuals who choose to have more than one child; increases the tax and work burden of bad parents; rewards good parenting; rewards individuals who choose to not procreate; rewards individuals who adopt children; etc.

If the world’s top superpower fails to create new market and social models, then the coming decades and next century  will have 15 or 30 or 60 or 120 billion Earthans fighting over dwindling natural resources.

Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness can’t exist when billions of people are slaughtering each other for a precious sip of water.

China, the world is depending on you to create new market and social models–not repeat America’s mistakes.

I wish, my beloved America could be the country that creates new market and social models that can save the world from its destructive path of overpopulation.

But America’s leaders can’t even save America.

America’s leaders are incompetent or are only interested in helping themselves, their rich cronies, and/or groups that look, act, or think like themselves.

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Footnote 1:

Even if some of us don’t believe that human behavior impacts the climate, perhaps most of us can agree:

  • If we trash our home, eventually it’ll be filled with garbage, and it won’t be fit to live in.
  • The more people there are to trash our home, the sooner our home will be filled with garbage; the harder we must work to feed and care for everyone; and the sooner we’ll run out of food, water, and other natural resources.
  • Even if we all became rabid environmentalists who kept our home in pristine condition, unchecked population growth would ultimately exhaust our natural resources.

China and U.S. Allies Firewall Themselves from U.S. Dollar and Debt (UPDATED 11/24/2013)

Note: My blog post can be found below, after the Update Section.

UPDATE 11/24/2013: 

Since I wrote “China and U.S. Allies Firewall Themselves from U.S. Dollar and Debt” (see below), China has taken further steps to “Americanize” its banking system and to internationalize its currency in its effort to supplant the U.S. dollar as a world-reserve currency:

–On November 22, 2013,  the new Shanghai International Energy Trade Center announced plans to trade oil futures in yuan rather than in the U.S. dollar (see 8:57 at http://english.cntv.cn/program/bizasia/20131122/104089.shtml ). This is a “game changer,” and Chinese traders even “joked” that trading oil futures in yuan is “a sign of the collapse of USD empire,” according to Biz Asia reporter Vivi Lin (see 8:57 at http://english.cntv.cn/program/bizasia/20131122/104089.shtml ).

–On November 22, 2013, Biz Asia reported that China plans to expand its brokerage sector by 10 times over the next 10 years (see 8:43  http://english.cntv.cn/program/bizasia/20131122/104089.shtml

–On November 9-12, 2013, the Chinese government included financial and social reforms in its Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee that demonstrate China’s seriousness about preparing to become the world’s top superpower (see  http://english.cntv.cn/special/18thcpcsession/homepage/index.shtml ).

–On November 6, 2013, it was reported, “China has approved two domestic fund managers to offer [equity] products in the U.S. that for the first time would give investors there indirect access to shares traded in Shanghai and Shenzhen, a significant move to further open the country’s capital markets and globalize its currency” (see http://www.marketwatch.com/story/china-grants-us-investors-indirect-access-to-stocks-2013-11-06 ). 

–On October 25, 2013, China for the first time launched “a benchmark lending rate” that “will be controlled by the market rather than by the central government, which demonstrates how ‘serious’ Chinese leaders are ‘about fundamental economic policy reforms'” (see http://www.cnbc.com/id/101144241 ).

–On October 22, 2013, China increased the transparency of its financial system by having its banks use “mark to market” to write down bad loans (see http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-10-22/biggest-china-banks-triple-debt-write-offs-to-brace-for-defaults ).  Interestingly, Western media tended to emphasize China banks’ bad-debt write downs ($3.65 billion US) while de-emphasizing the European Union banks’  ($1.7 trillion US year to date; see http://www.cnbc.com/id/101148313 ).

Also, since I wrote my post “China and U.S. Allies Firewall Themselves from U.S. Dollar and Debt” (see below), American economist Dr. Paul Craig Roberts has expressed his concerns about the dollar’s precarious situation in “Escape from the Dollar” by Mike Whitney in Global Research, November 5, 2013 (see http://www.globalresearch.ca/escape-from-the-dollar/5356972 ).

According to Dr. Roberts, “China could destabilize the US dollar by converting its holdings into dollar currency and dumping the dollars into the exchange markets. The Federal Reserve would not be able to arrange currency swaps with other countries large enough to buy up the dumped dollars, and the dollar’s exchange value would fall. Such an action could be a Chinese response to military encirclement by Washington.

Dr. Roberts further states, “In the absence of a confrontation, the Chinese government is more likely to gradually convert its dollars into gold, other currencies and real assets such as oil and mineral deposits and food businesses.

“Quantitative easing is rapidly increasing the supply of dollars, but as other countries move to other arrangements for settling their trade imbalances, the demand for dollars is not rising with the supply. Thus, the dollar’s price must fall. Whether the fall is slow over time or sudden due to an unanticipated Black Swan event remains to be seen.”

I hope, we little investors educate and prepare ourselves, so we don’t get burned again by the greed of the world’s wealthy class and our government’s easy-money policies, >$17 trillion debt, and >$100 trillion in unfunded entitlement programs that have put America’s future at risk.

I hope, our media and our politicians educate themselves in order to unite Americans in its most critical goal:  fix our financial mess before it’s too late. 

Frankly, I fear, we’ve already passed the tipping point:  Simply by using the threat of the U.S. dollar’s losing its “a world-reserve currency” status, China can get anything it wants from our President and our politicians.  (Note: The U.S. dollar lost its “the world’s reserve currency status” during the Obama presidency. Countries use a basket of currencies rather than solely relying on the U.S. dollar for trade and investments.)

Ask your senators, representatives, and President:  Why have they let China, Russia, and their long-time partners gain such a strong foothold into our critical assets, even our green energy, minerals, and food supply? 

Have our politicians already put America in the untenable position of relinquishing power (e.g., not supporting our closest allies, giving away defense technology and national security secrets to even non-allies, reducing our military capability, disarming our citizens and our nuclear facilities) and acquiescing to deals that harm America in exchange for our allies and non-allies’ allowing the U.S. dollar be a world-reserve currency for a few more years while our politicians and their rich cronies limit their downside risk and/or prepare to “cut and run.”?

For example, the U.S. shale revolution’s top 10 players now include only two American companies–Exxon Mobile and Chevron–and include eight foreign companies: Royal Dutch Shell (which is a >30-year partner of China’s), Russia’s Gazpromm, Norway’s Statoil (which is a >30-year partner of China’s), France’s Total, Russia’s Lukoil, China’s Petrochina, Russia’s Rosneft, and China’s Sinopec (see http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000211198 ).

The list excludes China’s government-owned oil companies CNOC and CNOOC which, until recently, were allowed to only “buy into” the U.S. energy market; now, they’re allowed to outright own or own controlling interests in U.S. energy companies and foreign-owned companies operating in the United States.

November 2009 was the first time that the U.S. government allowed Chinese companies–much less China’s government–to purchase critical energy assets in the United States.

CHINA AND U.S. ALLIES FIREWALL THEMSELVES FROM U.S. DOLLAR AND DEBT

The week of October 13, 2013,  China, its trading partners, and our allies began the second stage of building a firewall between their economies and ours in order to limit the damage to themselves when the U.S. debt bubble bursts and the U.S. dollar collapses (footnotes 1-6):

Even Mad Money’s Jim Cramer on October 17, 2013on CNBC;s Squawk on the Street said that, if he were a country, he’d be getting out of the U.S. dollar and bonds immediately and into a safe haven such as gold, the euro, and even the yuan  ( http://www.cnbc.com/id/101121149  ).

The first stage of China et al.’s firewall against our economy was concluded on October 10, 2013, when the European Union was the last of our allies (excluding Israel) to sign a currency-swap agreement with China in order to limit their exposure to the U.S. dollar and debt ( http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/10/news/economy/ecb-china-currency/index.html ). For years, China has quietly signed currency-swap agreements with its allies and trading partners, then this year signed agreements with all of the United States’ closest allies (excluding Israel).

With the yuan internationalized, investors and countries can easily buy Chinese bonds and use yuan to invest and hoard ( http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-15/china-u-k-agree-on-yuan-pound-direct-trading-investment-quota.html ). In March 2013, before the UK deal with China, USBC Holdings had estimated that by 2015 China’s yuan would be in the top three trade-settlement currencies by volume ( http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-15/china-u-k-agree-on-yuan-pound-direct-trading-investment-quota.html ). In 2010, the yuan was in 17th place.

Yan Yuetong, Dean, Institute of Modern International Relations, Tsinghua University, has estimated that China’s GDP will surpass the United States’ by 2020 (see his recently published Inertia of History: China and the World in the Next 10 years). But on CCTV on October 12, 2013, Dr. Yan said motivation would play a role in the timeline as would whether the United States stumbled.

The day after Dr. Yan’s CCTV interview aired, China’s official news agency called for the world to be “de-Americanized” and for the U.S. dollar to no longer be the world’s reserve currency ( http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/indepth/2013-10/13/c_132794246.htm ).

Investors always flock to what is rising in value; investors flee from what is heading towards bankruptcy.

U.S. banks already have cut their exposure to short-term U.S. debt (e.g., http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/JPMorgan-sells-off-short-term-US-government-debt-4885694.php ), Japanese investors have dumped U.S. debt at record levels, and the Hong Kong exchange recently devalued U.S. bonds that are used as collateral (  http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000206400 ).

Like the United States, China wants the world to hoard its currency and buy its debt.

Unlike the United States, China has a massive property bubble looming (60 Minutes, August 11, 2013, http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57597600/chinas-real-estate-bubble/ ).

Therefore, China needs the yuan to become a world-reserve currency NOW.

Otherwise, China may have to wait many years before it’ll once again be positioned for the yuan to be the world’s top-reserve currency. (The yuan’s move towards reserve-currency status might actually help China avoid bursting that bubble.)

China will not stumble.

China will methodically continue its strategy of becoming the world’s top superpower with a little help from the United States and our allies (see footnote 1).

As China, its trading partners, and our allies unwind from U.S. debt and dollars, global jitters will turn into panic, more investors and countries will dump our currency and debt, and our interest rates will skyrocket.

Our creditors may demand hard assets or long-term concessions in exchange for the debt they hold. Our creditors won’t want to be repaid in worthless U.S. dollars or in rolled-over debt that we’ve been rolling over since World War II.

Our economy will be decimated–even before China makes its move to replace the U.S. dollar with yuan or another currency.

Among the rubble of ruined lives will be the celebration by non-allies and some Americans who for decades have diligently conducted ideological experiments in the dis-transformation of America in order to reduce consumption and redistribute her power and wealth to the world.

Investor confidence has already been severely damaged by the United States’ more than $17 trillion debt, more than $100 trillion in unfunded entitlement obligations, and U.S. politicians’ Blame Game that, for decades, has enabled them to create this economic mess and then avoid fixing it (e.g.,  have no vision that would strengthen America and unite Americans, enabled them to implement massive government programs that garnered votes but hurt our economy and crippled our ability to take care ourselves, enabled our leaders to make their good buddies rich and, in turn, enrich themselves and others).

Unlike the United States, China has wisely avoided bankrupting itself with pyramid-scheme entitlement programs and unfunded wars.

Unlike the United States, China has wisely loaned money to struggling companies and myriad countries in exchange for long-term energy and mineral contracts, which bypass the open marketplace and, over the longer term, have given China much cheaper prices and considerable influence (footnotes 1-3). (America’s foreign aid has usually been welfare, weaponry, and protection for corrupt tyrants and/or militarily weak allies, and corporate welfare for American companies that, once fully internationalized, have no loyalty to America or anyone else.)

Like Warren Buffett, I believe, the United States is unwise to export its oil and natural gas–much less allow our oil and natural gas to be exported by foreign companies operating in the United States.–because when production slows or when the majority of our energy assets is owned by foreign companies and governments (see footnote 3), we’ll once again be dependent on foreign oil, repeating our short-sighted behavior from >65 years ago.

If China is among the first countries to dump the U.S. dollar and debt, China will be the least hurt and therefore the best-positioned country to lead the world for the rest of this century and beyond.

The  Chinese believe that no country can remain great–much less achieve greatness–without a dream that unites and motivates its people and moves its country forward.

Americans don’t have such a dream–not even when saving America is the only dream that will save us all (see footnotes 7-8).

Ironically, the fall from grace by America–a country without a unified dream–will be used by Chinese leaders to unite and motivate their citizens to lean forward to secure their place as the world’s top superpower.

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Footnote 1:

During the second stage of China et al.’s firewalling themselves from our economy . . .

  • I believe, we’ve already reached the tipping point:  If the U.S. government moves to alter the trajectory of China’s rise, China will press for the U.S. dollar to be officially removed as a reserve currency. China and our allies have already set the stage for this to happen. The more time that passes, the less damage there’ll be to their economies, and the greater the likelihood that the United States won’t be able to recover.
  • China, its allies, and our allies will quietly disentangle themselves from the U.S. dollar and debt until the rest of the world figures out what they’re doing, Then everyone will scramble to unload their U.S. bonds, stocks, and currency, and we Americans will learn that things can get far worse than in 2008.
  • China and its foreign partners will continue to buy into U.S. critical assets and position China to lock up our offshore drilling and to control our onshore critical assets, particularly in relation to pricing and availability.
  • China will make itself indispensable to our allies via buyouts, buy-ins, and other long-term contracts.
  • China and its trading partners will continue to acquire long-term contracts with our closest energy partners (e.g., Canada, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia)–with their assurances to put China’s interests above the United States’ if we should stumble and need our energy partners’ help.
  • China will continue to strengthen and reform its national security, financial, and social systems.
  • China will isolate Japan from India (according to Yan Yuetong, Dean, Institute of Modern International Relations, Tsinghua University, on CCTV on October 12, 2012), so that India will not help Japan when the United States no longer can. China could just simply crush Japan financially, but there is a bitter history between them as there is with Great Britain.
  • China will strengthen its  “hard” relationships (e.g., Russia) and its “soft” relationships (e.g., Great Britain, European Union, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan). “Hard” relationships are those allies China can go to war with; “soft” relationships are our allies, trading partners, and their militarily weaker allies, according to Yan Yuetong, Dean, Institute of Modern International Relations, Tsinghua University, in a CCTV interview on October 12, 2013, and in his recently published Inertia of History: China and the World in the Next 10 years. 
  • China may publicly embarrass its two non-allies in Asia (Japan and the Philippines) and the United States in order to make us appear weak in comparison to China and its more than 30 allies in Asia. For example, China might pressure or incentivize the Philippines to have  our military thrown off our bases in the Philippines, or have the United Nations side with China against Japan and the Philippines in their land disputes in the South China Sea.  (Recently, China publicly embarrassed the Philippines President:  China invited President Aquino to a trade fair that has the Philippines as the “honor country,” then when the President Aquino publicly accepted the invitation, China said that he hadn’t been invited, so he shouldn’t come  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/world/asia/philippines-and-china-dispute-visit.html?_r=0 .)
  • The United States may demonstrate to India that it is an unreliable ally–as we’ve done with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, the European Union, Great Britain, and Israel. As a result, India will become a “hard” ally of China’s, and President Obama will have “successfully” alienated us from all of our allies.
  • South Korea may ask the United States to remove its troops that are helping guard its border.
  • China may have its new, best-buddies–Taiwan, South Korea, and Vietnam–publicly side with China against the United States on an issue.
  • China has a long history of destabilizing countries’ marketplaces by using long-term contracts to buy up certain goods (e.g., Brazil’s soybeans) in order to inflate prices there while flooding the marketplace with other goods in order to collapse prices, crush companies or countries, and then buy into those countries or companies on the cheap.  China will continue this process in the United States as it’s been doing for a couple of decades.
  • China has a history of funding radical Muslims in order to destabilize governments in Africa and the Middle East, similar to how Russia sought to reacquire the “stan” countries after the collapse of the U.S.S.R.  China, Russia, and others may repeat this process in the United States, using radicalized foreigners and Americans led by power seekers who teach their followers to hate America and/or Americans who act, look, and/or think different from them.
  • After China uses our closest allies to destroy us economically, China will do worse to them once we are no longer strong enough to protect them.
  • China will stumble in its “top-superpower journey” if it repeats the failures of America’s leaders whose pyramid-scheme market and social systems require more and more jobs, workers, consumers, money, natural resources, etc., in order to sustain themselves.  This would be disastrous for not only “top-superpower China” but also the world, because (1) the world’s new work model requires fewer and fewer people as technology replaces workers; and (2) overpopulation is the primary cause of pollution, depletion of natural resources, and human misery.
  • If China is to truly lead the world in this century and the next, it must create new market and social models that the world will want to emulate. New market and social models should be based on quality, not quantity; i.e., countries are enhanced by having fewer citizens, fewer workers, and fewer consumers; needing less money; using  fewer natural resources; etc.  Otherwise, in the coming decades and century, there will be no freedom much less life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness for the 15 or 30 or 60 or 120 billion Earthans who will go from fighting each other for power and energy and minerals and land and water rights to slaughtering each other for a sip of water.

Footnote 2: 

The Xinhua editorial also calls for a one-world currency and a world that needs the United Nations’ permission to go to war or take punitive actions against another country ( http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/indepth/2013-10/13/c_132794246.htm ;  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/10/13/wall-st-elites-reason-it-time-for-de-americanized-world-china-news-agency-says/ ).

Xinhua is China’s official newspaper, so the editorial reflects the opinion of the Chinese government.

China’s call for a one-world currency and for elevating U.N. authority is propaganda to placate America’s business leaders and liberal politicians:

  • One-world currency means corporate profits would no longer be impacted by differences in currency exchange rates.
  • U.N. governing is what many Democrats have wanted for years.
  • For decades, the goal of most Democrats and mainstream media has been to reduce America’s consumption and power; i.e., “share the wealth” with the rest of the world. (This was a great idea in the 1960s, before the Democrats’ unsustainable entitlement programs and the Republicans’ unfunded wars put us $17 trillion in debt, plus $100 trillion in unfunded obligations as 10,000 Baby Boomers retire each and every day.)

China’s propaganda encourages U.S. government and business leaders to sit quietly by–or even help–China step into the position as top superpower.

I believe, President Obama, most Democrats, and the mainstream media have miscalculated the effect on the world once America is brought to her knees and her leadership role is replaced by China’s.

China has worked too hard and too long to give up the power and influence and vast wealth that goes with controlling the world’s reserve currency–whether that currency is the yuan or a new currency.

In any event, whether there is a one-world currency or whether the yuan replaces the U.S. dollar as a world-currency, the effect is the same:  All of the U.S. politicians who’ve arrogantly said that the United States will never default on our debt because we have a printing press and can just print more dollars–unlike Greece and Italy which use the European Union’s currency (i.e.,  euro)–will find themselves unable to print more U.S. dollars, because no one will take them.

That’s when we are worse off than Greece, because our savior will be China, not Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Footnote 3:

China used to ask for 5- and 10-year contracts.  Now, the contracts are much longer.  For example, China has 25- and 30-year oil and oil services contracts with Iraq where “China is  already the top foreign oil player” ( http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/09/us-petrochina-iraq-idUSBRE9780D520130809 ).

Only since Obama’s presidency has China been allowed to buy critical assets in the United States. The first sale of U.S. energy assets to China was in November 2009.

Most Americans would be surprised to learn how much of America’s critical energy assets–even our green energy companies–minerals, and food assets are owned by China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, etc., and their energy partners.

A wise U.S. President and Congress would not have allowed this to happen–the caveat being that Saudi Arabia repeatedly has stood up to OPEC and increased oil production to help us have lower oil prices. However, Saudi Arabia now ships tankers of gasoline from its U.S.-located refineries when Saudi and Qatari refineries are shut down for repairs.

And in the past few years, Saudi Arabia has gotten quite chummy with China (e.g., signed cooperative agreements; Saudis increased oil shipments to China (see also http://www.cnbc.com/id/101179670?doc=101179670%7cDo%20Saudis%20have%20a%20new%20best&.tsrc=sun ).

As I stated earlier, the U.S. shale revolution’s top 10 players now include only two American companies–Exxon Mobile and Chevron–and include eight foreign companies: Royal Dutch Shell (which is a >30-year partner of China’s), Russia’s Gazpromm, Norway’s Statoil (which is a >30-year partner of China’s), France’s Total, Russia’s Lukoil, China’s Petrochina, Russia’s Rosneft, and China’s Sinopec (see http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000211198 ).

The list of top U.S. shale players excludes China’s government-owned oil companies CNOC and CNOOC which, until recently, were allowed to only “buy into” the U.S. energy market; now, they’re allowed to outright own or own controlling interests in many U.S. energy companies and foreign-owned companies operating in the United States.

November 2009 was the first time that the U.S. government allowed Chinese companies–much less China’s government–to purchase critical energy assets in the United States.

Because of President Obama’s and Congress’ unwise decisions to allow even non-allies to gain a foothold in our critical assets, the United States has become a target for foreign intervention.  (Our government’s reckless debt and dysfunction also have made the United States the target for U.N intervention.)

Our government’s recklessness has put our cities and countryside at risk of being the battlefields for countries fighting over our critical assets.

The questions are worth repeating:

Is the unwise selloff of our critical energy, mineral, and food assets due to concessions our government has already made to our debt holders?

Have our politicians already put America in the untenable position of relinquishing power (e.g., not supporting our closest allies, giving away defense technology and national security secrets to even non-allies, reducing our military capability, disarming our citizens and our nuclear facilities) and acquiescing to deals that harm America in exchange for our allies’ and non-allies’ allowing the U.S. dollar be a world-reserve currency for a few more years while our politicians and their rich cronies limit their downside risk and/or prepare to “cut and run.”?

Footnote 4:

President Obama, Senator Harry Reid, and other Democrats were brilliant in laying the groundwork to win every election in 2014–(see footnotes 2-4):  They made an 83% government shutdown look like America’s Armageddon, so that now the world thinks we’re so broke that we can’t even bury our dead heroes who were killed on the battlefield (see footnote 6).

Unfortunately, their brilliant strategy to win elections in 2014 scared the bejesus out of world leaders and investors, giving them the motivation to dump U.S. dollars and debt.

Their brilliant strategy also helped China move one step closer to being the world’s top superpower.

Our leaders’ game of economic chicken created an opportunity for China to have its yuan become the world’s reserve currency (“China, UK deal pushes London as next offshore yuan centre after HK,” October 15, 2013, http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/15/china-uk-rqfii-idUSL3N0I517U20131015?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563 ).

According to business reporter Eunice Yoon on CNBC’s Squawk Box, October 10, 2013 (see http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000206400 ) :

  • On October 9, 2013, the Hong Kong exchange devalued U.S. Treasuries that are used as collateral.
  •  Japanese investors dumped foreign treasuries (i.e., U.S. debt) at record levels last week.
  • The Chinese people are upset with their government for holding so much U.S. debt ($1.3 trillion).

Unfortunately, rather than quelling global jitters about our debt crisis, for nearly three weeks,  President Obama and Senator Reid steadfastly refused to budge from their “raise the debt limit to $18 trillion, with no plan to cut spending” position, which is unacceptable to not only Republicans but also to most Americans and world leaders (footnotes 5-6).

In fact, Obama-Reid seemed hell-bent on scaring the bejesus out of world leaders, by repeatedly labeling Republicans as economic “terrorists” (and worse) who want to default on our debt–even though Republicans repeatedly have said that the United States should pay its bills and not default (footnote 4).

Exacerbating the situation, less than 48 hours before the Obama Administration’s manufactured default deadline of October 17th (see 2 minutes, 42 seconds location at  http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3032608/vp/53200915#53200915 ), Senate Democrats led by Senator Reid renewed their attempts to dismantle the Budge Control Act of 2011.

Fearing that uncontrolled spending would result in the U.S. dollar losing its “a reserve currency status,” the Tea Party Republicans dug in their heels, saying that the insanity of overspending and massive debt must stop.

No Democrats agreed, so budget negotiations stalled.

Then President Obama and his administration proceeded to try to make a 17% government shutdown seem like Armageddon, so that they could continue to successfully blame conservatives for all of their failures.

Footnote 5:

I’ve begun to believe that our fiscal crisis was completely manufactured by our politicians to win elections in 2014 and to create a panic that will enable our politicians to pull a Greece–quickly slash unaffordable entitlements by at least 70-80%–while being able to blame the Tea Party rather than old-guard Republicans, Democrats, and President Obama who ultimately held all of the power to keep government open.

President Obama and Congress had five months to avoid a fiscal crisis and negotiate the debt ceiling, which was hit in May–not October 17th–according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Meet the Press, October 6, 2013 (see 2 minutes, 42 seconds location at  http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3032608/vp/53200915#53200915 ).

The Obama Administration juggled the books until the budget negotiations and the Obamacare rollout.

I also believe our politicians miscalculated (see my blog post “Tea Party Becomes Blame Game Patsy”):  China will not give them the time to fix our economy, even when our politicians finally  use creative destruction to quickly dump entitlement obligations and debt.

Besides, unlike some Democrats and most Republicans, President Obama is disinterested in reversing our escalating debt and reforming our broken entitlement system–as shown by his adding the massive Obamacare program rather than fixing Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid which are bankrupting the United States.

As America burns, President Obama has pivoted to focusing on his legacy, which now includes reforming immigration, which ultimately will add tens of millions of low-wage earners (i.e., the “new” immigrants’ family members, who’re residing in foreign countries, can “jump to the front of  the immigration line”) who’ll compete with our young people and immigrants for jobs, education, and other dwindling resources.

Tens of millions of “old” and new immigrants would be eligible for our bankrupt entitlement programs:  Only legal status–not citizenship–is required for immigrants to be eligible for entitlements–as long as they meet the minimum requirements for each entitlement.

Only people who put their own self-interests first–before America’s economic survival and before our young people’s and our legal immigrants’ futures–would want to add millions of low-wage immigrants to our fragile economy, struggling job market, and our bankrupt entitlement programs.

The caveat is the children of illegal immigrants.  They did nothing wrong.  They should not be punished.  They deserve legal status and the opportunity of citizenship.

But whoever brought them here illegally should not be rewarded for breaking our laws, because history has shown that any perceived reward will result in tens of millions of immigrants illegally crossing our borders or overstaying their visas. (In particular, illegal immigrants who “cut and run” in 2008-09 should not be rewarded with legal status much less citizenship, because they’ve already demonstrated that they have no loyalty to America.  It’s inane that our politicians–including Senator Marco Rubio–want to reward illegal immigrants who’ve been here only since 2012.)

Illegal immigration is not a crime that hurts only the immigrants who risk their lives to come to the United States:  Illegal immigration costs us hundreds of billions of dollars annually to protect our borders, to repair or expand our infrastructure, educate the children of illegal immigrants, provide healthcare and other services, and prosecute, imprison, and/or extradite non-American criminals.  The cost of illegal immigrants’ crimes against other immigrants and Americans can’t be calculated in dollars.

Frankly, America’s situation is dire.

Our politicians must get our fiscal house in order.

And our politicians and media must unite Americans in one or more common goals.

If our politicians and media continue to divide Americans and enable politicians’ dishonesty and corruption, America will continue to fall deeper into debt and chaos, which will ultimately result in civil war, foreign invasion, or both.

Footnote 6: 

The Obama Administration used its myriad lawyers to find a way to make the world think that the U.S. government is so broke, it can’t even bury its dead heroes:  It narrowly interpreted Congress’ intentionally broadly written military-funding bill–in order to deny paying for the death benefits and burial of our active-duty military who died during the shutdown. (No human being with an iota of decency or common sense would label our troops who’d died on the battlefield as no longer working and therefore inactive and not entitled to the benefits he or she had been promised while alive.)

Rather than firing those lawyers and our Defense Secretary who let grieving families think for days that their country had turned its back on them in their darkest hour, our Commander-in-Chief added insult to injury by refusing to sign an Executive Order to pay for death benefits and burial of our heroes–just as he’s signed Executive Orders for myriad issues related to the EPA, Obamacare, ICE, immigration, etc. Instead, President Obama let a charity, the Fisher House Foundation, pay for the burial and death benefits of our fallen heroes.

Only after considerable political pressure did President Obama rectify the deep wrong that he and his team of lawyers had inflicted on the grieving families. This incident reveals the true character of President Obama as well as Senator Harry Reid who didn’t want the House’s bill to go to the Senate floor.

Footnote 7:

Most Americans would be surprised to discover that they actually agree with what most Tea Party patriots want our government to do (see also my blog post “The Tea Party’s ‘Dangerous’ Agenda”):

Most Americans would be surprised to discover that they actually agree with what most Tea Party patriots want our government to do (from my blog post “The Tea Party’s ‘Dangerous’ Agenda”):

  • Quit overspending so that our dollar and economy don’t collapse (see footnote 1; the U.S. dollar already was damaged by Fed’s decision in September 2013 to not to begin scaling back its $85 billion/month bond-MBS buying program ( http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-14/dollar-downgraded-as-standard-life-predicts-damage-currencies.html ).
  • Stop promising entitlements that our fiscally insolvent country can’t afford and that dishonest leaders know will be cut. (Our government has reneged on many of its promises to our veterans and their spouses, so our government will renege on Obamacare and Social Security just as it’s been doing with Medicaid, Medicare, the Prescription Drug Program, etc.)
  • Cut existing entitlement obligations (e.g., means test current recipients, raise the retirement age, etc.). Ultimately, we need to phase out our pyramid-scheme entitlement programs and phase in a new system that promotes and rewards personal responsibility; e.g., individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, etc.
  • Cut redundant government agencies and programs (footnote 2).
  • Let local and state governments keep most of their money to run their agencies, programs, and schools–rather than wasting hundreds of billions of dollars funneling money to redundant federal agencies and corrupt politicians who use that money for pet programs, special legislation, and tax cuts for their rich cronies. (Our leaders see how inefficient China is with too much centralized government control, yet they wear blinders about America having this same defect, which wastes hundreds of billions of dollars annually and hurts Americans and our economy.)
  • Fix our crumbling infrastructure.
  • Give our young people and our immigrants the opportunity to get educations and jobs and homes before our government adds millions of new low-wage immigrants who’ll compete with our young people and immigrants for resources and jobs. (When will our politicians realize that their +40-year plan to add tens of millions of low-wage immigrants to our tax and payroll systems can’t save our government’s pyramid-scheme entitlement programs, which have instead bankrupted our nation?)  Most Republicans want America to be so strong and successful that we can draw the world’s brightest and most innovative people and so that we can really help citizens in need and new immigrants who are fleeing oppression.
  • Get government’s deep pockets out of higher education and healthcare so that universities and hospitals have to charge what we can afford to pay rather than what our government can afford.  Before Medicaid and Medicare, even the working poor could afford to pay for their own healthcare.  Before government hiked student loan money every time universities lobbied for more, even the working poor could afford to pay our own way through school. I was a single parent who worked full time and put myself through college in the 1980s and grad school in the late 1980s and early 1990s–without needing student loans.  Today, college students must indebt themselves with student loans–unless their family is upper-middle class or rich.
  • Get unions out of our government and our schools so that pyramid-scheme pensions and retirement health plans can be replaced with 401 Ks and health savings accounts.  And so that lousy government workers and lousy teachers (and lousy administrators) can be easily fired, and good government workers and good teachers and good administrators can be well-paid and treated with the respect they’ve earned.
  • Use second-chance schools and online education for unruly children.  Give every child three chances per year to behave, then boot them out to the last-chance schools and, if necessary, then to online education.  Every year, give every student a fresh slate and three more chances to succeed. Failing to educate some of our unruly children is far better than failing to educate 30-60% of our children. (I would like to see us use Judge Judy Sheindlin’s idea of requiring parents to prove that their children are attending school regularly in order to claim them as dependents on income tax forms.)
  • Give our classrooms back to our teachers so that they can be creative, adapt to the needs of each classroom, write their own curriculum, set their own rules, and discipline unruly students.  Let new teachers and new administrators learn from good teachers and good administrators.
  • Get rid of tenure so that bad teachers (and bad administrators) can be easily fired. and good teachers and good administrators can be well-paid and treated with the respect they’ve earned.
  • Get politics and ideology out of grade schools and middle schools. Parents–not teachers–should be the first to influence our children’s beliefs. Those teachers who want to create more Democrats or Republicans or Libertarians or vegetarians should have more of their own children or, preferably, adopt.
  • Teach U.S. history and the U.S. Constitution and its amendments in all of our schools. America has no unifying dream that brings us together in a common goal, because most of us don’t even know America’s history much less its foundation.  (The rewriting of American history had a noble purpose:  It enabled historians to include or elevate voices that had been silenced or diminished throughout America’s history. But for the past 30 years, the rewriting of American history has devolved into the dis-teaching of American history in our schools, and into the Liberals’ and mainstream media’s intentionally elevating Liberal voices and silencing contemporary voices, particularly conservative voices of people of color, young adults, and working women–thereby aiding Liberals in their false narrative, “Conservatives are a bunch of old, irrelevant white men and middle-aged housewives.” I believe, silencing another’s voice is as vile today as when it was being done to women of all color, native Americans, African-American slaves, Irish immigrants, Italian immigrants, Asian immigrants, etc. Yet far-Left Democrats and mainstream media use this vile tactic every day in order to complete the dis-transformation of America; i.e., accomplish their agenda of reducing consumption and weakening America in order to redistribute her wealth and power in the world–a goal one would think they’ve accomplished by now).
  • Teach our children to be proud of America. For more than three decades, our schools have taught our children to be ashamed of America, because of awful wrongs committed by Americans who are dead. For almost 25 years, our universities and colleges have taught student teachers that all Caucasians are inherently racist (e.g., Critical Race Theory)–even though for more than three decades, the vast majority of American children of every race have emulated heroes who’re usually Black and, more recently, Hispanic. To right historical wrongs and to control the power structure in America in order to complete the dis-transformation of America, the far Left and the mainstream media have silenced and distorted the voices of the vast majority of Americans, who are not racists. Despicably, the far Left and the mainstream media have intentionally elevated the voices of racists or dredged up events that happened decades ago in order to prove that racism is rampant in America today. Over the past decade or so, Democrats and mainstream media have ridiculed and silenced the voices of conservatives, particularly conservatives of color, in order to redefine the Republican Party as a bunch of old, irrelevant white men; wacko, white anarchists; and middle-aged housewives.  How will Americans react when they finally realize that their country is on the brink of destruction because a relatively small group of elitist, arrogant Liberals chose to intentionally weaken our country in order to reduce consumption and redistribute America’s wealth and power to the world?
  • Teach our children how to compete.  When China is the world’s top superpower, it won’t be giving our children and future generations ribbons just for showing up. Our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren will work hard and sacrifice much if they’re to save America from becoming China’s footstool.
  • First and foremost, follow the U.S. Constitution and its amendments.  Leaders who violate the U.S. Constitution and its amendments are lazy, ignorant, or corrupt in their belief that they are above the Law.  No one should be allowed to stomp on the very foundation of our country–not even a President who’s doing end runs around Congress in order to amend his signature legislation, which he didn’t help craft much less read before he signed it into law.

Personally, I believe our tax system needs to be overhauled in a manner that gets rid of most of the IRS and de-corrupts our leaders so that they can’t write tax loopholes for their good buddies:

  •  a low national sales tax or
  • a low, tiered, flat-tax system for individuals and businesses (with no tax deductions for anyone or anything; otherwise, within 10 years, we’ll have the same massive, corrupt tax code we have now).

I also believe, Americans need to create new market and social models that the world will want to emulate, because (1) the world’s new work model requires fewer and fewer people as technology replaces workers; and (2) overpopulation is the primary cause of pollution, depletion of natural resources, and human misery.

Current market and social models are unsustainable.  New market and social models should be based on quality, not quantity; i.e., enhance countries and quality of life when they have fewer citizens, fewer workers, and fewer consumers; need less money; use  fewer natural resources; etc.

Otherwise, in the coming decades and centuries, there will be no freedom much less life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness for the 15 or 30 or 60 or 120 billion Earthans who will go from fighting each other for power and energy and minerals and land and water rights to slaughtering each other for a sip of water.

Footnote 8:

CONSERVATIVES’ STRATEGY:

The Democrats, mainstream media, and liberal comedians speak with one voice, so no matter what message they’re delivering–even an intentionally false one–voters believe the message.

Conservatives haven’t even ensured that our poor and middle-class families have access to conservative voices on television.

Please phone your cable provider and your congressional leaders and demand that cable packages include FoxNews and all CSPAN channels because . . .

  •  FoxNews is the only television media that does not censor conservative voices, and
  • CSPAN channels are  taxpayer-funded–and yet the Republican-controlled House’s CSPAN channel is blocked in some cable packages.

Fiscal conservatives must speak in one loud, clear voice that cannot be misinterpreted, redefined, or silenced by others:

  • Give Americans a dream that will unite us, motivate us, and move us forward (e.g., saving America which is the only dream right now that can save us all.  America has little time left for politicians to fix our fiscal mess–before China begins to determine our destiny:  The week of October 14, 2013, marked the second stage of China, its trading partners, and our allies’ firewalling their economies against the U.S. dollar and debt (see “China and U.S. allies Firewall Themselves Against U.S. Dollar and Debt”).
  • To save our country and get its spending under control, politicians must cut waste, fraud, and abuse; get rid of obsolete, redundant, and wasteful programs and agencies; and cut or reform entitlement programs.
  • If Democrats continue to lie to Americans about America’s fiscal crisis, then educate Americans about the relatively small group of elitist, arrogant Liberals who’ve chosen to intentionally weaken our country in order to reduce our consumption and redistribute our power and wealth to the world.
  • Tell all voters to tell all of their representatives, senators, and President that the government’s reckless plan to devalue the U.S. dollar in order to inflate their way our of our massive debt will result in collapsing our dollar and our economy.  We will be just like Greece:  in massive debt, with massive entitlement obligations, and without a printing press.  Tell voters that this is an American issue–not a partisan issue.
  • Better explain that Republicans are for implementing spending cuts before allowing Democrats to raise everyone’s taxes.
  • Republicans are not against all revenue increases:  In fact, President Obama got $640 billion in new revenue in 2013, and despite sequestration cuts, he has added another $1 trillion to our debt since 2012 and he’ll add at least another $1 trillion of debt in 2014.  At the current rate of spending, President Obama will have added at least $10 trillion in debt by fiscal year end 2016.
  • Republicans oppose Democrats who want to spend, spend, spend and tax, tax, tax Americans and America into bankruptcy:  If Democrats succeed in their tax-and-spend plan that destroys state and local government and individual responsibility and independence, then all of our states, counties, cities, towns, and citizens will be as indebted as the U.S. government is now.
  • In order to transform how some politicians, such as Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid, perceive government spending (i.e., they currently think that even wasteful spending is good spending, because it can increase our GDP), we should change how the U.S. government calculates GDP; i.e., exclude government spending from GDP calculations–except for the interest and principal that we pay on the U.S. debt.  Including government spending as part of our GDP calculation only encourages math-challenged, commonsense-challenged politicians to spend more on pork and entitlements in order to raise our GDP–as well as to misplace billions, waste trillions, and suck more trillions from the private sector in order to grow Big Government.
  • Republicans should educate voters that, in order to increase tax revenues and to reduce America’s consumption, Democrats want a federal tax on all of our assets, similar to the  local governments’ property tax.
  • Short-sighted politicians who push for toll highways and mileage taxes in order to pay for roads (which are supposed to paid for via income taxes) are ultimately paving the way for a tyrant to isolate and control our states and their individuals.
  • President Obama’s, Attorney General Eric Holder’s, and governmental agencies have paved the way for tyranny via their end runs around Congress and the U.S. Constitution.
  • Government should provide financial aid to only those who can’t help themselves–rather than the U.S. government’s systematic crippling of all Americans, so that we limit our dreams to what our government will allow us to have. (More and more “government crippling” will happen as programs are means tested and the non-recipients must pay for services whose prices are set by government’s deep pockets rather than by supply, demand, and competition.)
  • We should let supply, demand, and competition set the market’s prices–rather than letting our government limit competition (e.g., the U.S. government should let insurance companies compete across state lines).
  • The U.S. government’s deep pockets have artificially raised prices for student tuition (due to student grants and loans) and healthcare (due to Medicare, Medicaid, and now Obamacare)–making them unaffordable to most Americans without government help. Because of decades of stagnant wages, our tuition and healthcare prices should be very low–not artificially high.
  • President Obama and the Democrats–not Republicans–shut down the government and made the 13% government shutdown look like Armageddon to the world, putting our economy and our national security at risk, so that Democrats can win more elections in 2014 and control both house of Congress in 2015-16, thereby fulfilling the Democratic dream of cutting consumption and redistributing America’s power and wealth to the world.

NOTE ON OBAMACARE:

Some Democrats cite statistics revealing that healthcare costs have dropped for since the passage of Obamacare. They’re lying.

Democrats ignore that the declines in healthcare costs are due to insurance companies hiking policy prices, deductibles, and co-pays so much over the past three years in anticipation of Obamacare’s new regulations that millions of insured Americans can’t afford to use their healthcare policies.  Instead, millions of Americans are delaying or not seeking treatment and are not filling prescriptions ( http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/us/a-limit-on-consumer-costs-is-delayed-in-health-care-law.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 ; http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/26/news/economy/health-care-cost/index.html ).

It’s critical that Americans understand that Obamacare . . .

  • redistributes healthcare so that only America’s elite will receive excellent or even good medical care–as indicated by the 36,000 jobs added by private hospitals and the 41,000 jobs cut by public hospitals so far this year ( http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/10/13/hospital-job-cuts/2947929/ ), by the Obamacare insurance policies that don’t cover certain life-saving tests and treatments and have high deductibles  and co-pays,  and by the myriad doctors who are refusing to treat Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare patients;
  • is another form of corporate welfare program (i.e., enriches insurance companies, and corporations that dump most or all of their employees onto the healthcare exchanges);
  • is another pyramid-scheme entitlement program that’s bankrupting America; and
  • is another pyramid-scheme entitlement system that help re-elect Democrats who put their own self-interests before America’s.
  • What Americans like about Obamacare could have easily been included in a few simple laws that help some Americans–rather than the Obamacare behemoth that hurts all us except, of course, our elite, our government leaders and their employees, and Big Business.

Personally, I believe, Republicans should have raised the debt ceiling and done a continuing resolution to fund the entire government–immediately after Senator Ted Cruz’s filibuster which educated Americans about how Obamacare is damaging our economy, is turning us into a part-time nation, will be the tipping-point entitlement that will bankrupt  our nation; and ultimately will hurt the healthcare of millions of middle-class families.

Senators Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Mario Rubio were heroic messengers who elevated the conservative message.

Unfortunately, old-guard Republicans enabled President Obama and Democrats to shut down the government, trash the conservative heroes’ message, and then blame them for the shutdown–while diverting everyone’s attention from the disastrous Obamacare rollout.

But what’s done is done.  It’s time to speak with one voice and provide workable solutions to the most critical problems.

Tea Party’s “Dangerous” Agenda: make America strong

The mainstream media, Democrats, and even old-guard Republicans talk about the “racist” and “dangerously radical” agenda of the Tea Party.

They never talk about the Tea Party’s real agenda:  to make America strong.

Make America strong?

How can that be dangerous or even radical?

It can’t be, because it isn’t.

Most Americans would be surprised to discover that they actually agree with what most Tea Party patriots want our government to do (from my blog post “The Tea Party’s ‘Dangerous’ Agenda”):

  • Quit overspending so that our dollar and economy don’t collapse (see footnote 1; the U.S. dollar already was damaged by Fed’s decision in September 2013 to not to begin scaling back its $85 billion/month bond-MBS buying program ( http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-14/dollar-downgraded-as-standard-life-predicts-damage-currencies.html ).
  • Stop promising entitlements that our fiscally insolvent country can’t afford and that dishonest leaders know will be cut. (Our government has reneged on many of its promises to our veterans and their spouses, so our government will renege on Obamacare and Social Security just as it’s been doing with Medicaid, Medicare, the Prescription Drug Program, etc.)
  • Cut existing entitlement obligations (e.g., means test current recipients, raise the retirement age, etc.). Ultimately, we need to phase out our pyramid-scheme entitlement programs and phase in a new system that promotes and rewards personal responsibility; e.g., individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, etc.
  • Cut redundant government agencies and programs (footnote 2).
  • Let local and state governments keep most of their money to run their agencies, programs, and schools–rather than wasting hundreds of billions of dollars funneling money to redundant federal agencies and corrupt politicians who use that money for pet programs, special legislation, and tax cuts for their rich cronies. (Our leaders see how inefficient China is with too much centralized government control, yet they wear blinders about America having this same defect, which wastes hundreds of billions of dollars annually and hurts Americans and our economy.)
  • Fix our crumbling infrastructure.
  • Give our young people and our immigrants the opportunity to get educations and jobs and homes before our government adds millions of new low-wage immigrants who’ll compete with our young people and immigrants for resources and jobs. (When will our politicians realize that their +40-year plan to add tens of millions of low-wage immigrants to our tax and payroll systems can’t save our government’s pyramid-scheme entitlement programs, which have instead bankrupted our nation?)  Most Republicans want America to be so strong and successful that we can draw the world’s brightest and most innovative people and so that we can really help citizens in need and new immigrants who are fleeing oppression.
  • Get government’s deep pockets out of higher education and healthcare so that universities and hospitals have to charge what we can afford to pay rather than what our government can afford.  Before Medicaid and Medicare, even the working poor could afford to pay for their own healthcare.  Before government hiked student loan money every time universities lobbied for more, even the working poor could afford to pay our own way through school. I was a single parent who worked full time and put myself through college in the 1980s and grad school in the late 1980s and early 1990s–without needing student loans.  Today, college students must indebt themselves with student loans–unless their family is upper-middle class or rich.
  • Get unions out of our government and our schools so that pyramid-scheme pensions and retirement health plans can be replaced with 401 Ks and health savings accounts.  And so that lousy government workers and lousy teachers (and lousy administrators) can be easily fired, and good government workers and good teachers and good administrators can be well-paid and treated with the respect they’ve earned.
  • Use second-chance schools and online education for unruly children.  Give every child three chances per year to behave, then boot them out to the last-chance schools and, if necessary, then to online education.  Every year, give every student a fresh slate and three more chances to succeed. Failing to educate some of our unruly children is far better than failing to educate 30-60% of our children. (I would like to see us use Judge Judy Sheindlin’s idea of requiring parents to prove that their children are attending school regularly in order to claim them as dependents on income tax forms.)
  • Give our classrooms back to our teachers so that they can be creative, adapt to the needs of each classroom, write their own curriculum, set their own rules, and discipline unruly students.  Let new teachers and new administrators learn from good teachers and good administrators.
  • Get rid of tenure so that bad teachers (and bad administrators) can be easily fired. and good teachers and good administrators can be well-paid and treated with the respect they’ve earned.
  • Get politics and ideology out of grade schools and middle schools. Parents–not teachers–should be the first to influence our children’s beliefs. Those teachers who want to create more Democrats or Republicans or Libertarians or vegetarians should have more of their own children or, preferably, adopt.
  • Teach U.S. history and the U.S. Constitution and its amendments in all of our schools. America has no unifying dream that brings us together in a common goal, because most of us don’t even know America’s history much less its foundation.  (The rewriting of American history had a noble purpose:  It enabled historians to include or elevate voices that had been silenced or diminished throughout America’s history. But for the past 30 years, the rewriting of American history has devolved into the dis-teaching of American history in our schools, and into the Liberals’ and mainstream media’s intentionally elevating Liberal voices and silencing contemporary voices, particularly conservative voices of people of color, young adults, and working women–thereby aiding Liberals in their false narrative, “Conservatives are a bunch of old, irrelevant white men and middle-aged housewives.” I believe, silencing another’s voice is as vile today as when it was being done to women of all color, native Americans, African-American slaves, Irish immigrants, Italian immigrants, Asian immigrants, etc. Yet far-Left Democrats and mainstream media use this vile tactic every day in order to complete the dis-transformation of America; i.e., accomplish their agenda of reducing consumption and weakening America in order to redistribute her wealth and power in the world–a goal one would think they’ve accomplished by now).
  • Teach our children to be proud of America. For more than three decades, our schools have taught our children to be ashamed of America, because of awful wrongs committed by Americans who are dead. For almost 25 years, our universities and colleges have taught student teachers that all Caucasians are inherently racist (e.g., Critical Race Theory)–even though for more than three decades, the vast majority of American children of every race have emulated heroes who’re usually Black and, more recently, Hispanic. To right historical wrongs and to control the power structure in America in order to complete the dis-transformation of America, the far Left and the mainstream media have silenced and distorted the voices of the vast majority of Americans, who are not racists. Despicably, the far Left and the mainstream media have intentionally elevated the voices of racists or dredged up events that happened decades ago in order to prove that racism is rampant in America today. Over the past decade or so, Democrats and mainstream media have ridiculed and silenced the voices of conservatives, particularly conservatives of color, in order to redefine the Republican Party as a bunch of old, irrelevant white men; wacko, white anarchists; and middle-aged housewives.  How will Americans react when they finally realize that their country is on the brink of destruction because a relatively small group of elitist, arrogant Liberals chose to intentionally weaken our country in order to reduce consumption and redistribute America’s wealth and power to the world?
  • Teach our children how to compete.  When China is the world’s top superpower, it won’t be giving our children and future generations ribbons just for showing up. Our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren will work hard and sacrifice much if they’re to save America from becoming China’s footstool.
  • First and foremost, follow the U.S. Constitution and its amendments.  Leaders who violate the U.S. Constitution and its amendments are lazy, ignorant, or corrupt in their belief that they are above the Law.  No one should be allowed to stomp on the very foundation of our country–not even a President who’s doing end runs around Congress in order to amend his signature legislation, which he didn’t help craft much less read before he signed it into law.

Personally, I believe our tax system needs to be overhauled in a manner that gets rid of most of the IRS and de-corrupts our leaders so that they can’t write tax loopholes for their good buddies:

  •  a low national sales tax or
  • a low, tiered, flat-tax system for individuals and businesses (with no tax deductions for anyone or anything; otherwise, within 10 years, we’ll have the same massive, corrupt tax code we have now).

CONSERVATIVES’ STRATEGY:

The Democrats, mainstream media, and liberal comedians speak with one voice, so no matter what message they’re delivering–even an intentionally false one–voters believe the message.

Conservatives haven’t even ensured that our poor and middle-class families have access to conservative voices on television.

Please phone your cable provider and your congressional leaders and demand that cable packages include FoxNews and all CSPAN channels because . . .

  •  FoxNews is the only television media that does not censor conservative voices, and
  • CSPAN channels are  taxpayer-funded–and yet the Republican-controlled House’s CSPAN channel is blocked in some cable packages.

Fiscal conservatives must speak in one loud, clear voice that cannot be misinterpreted, redefined, or silenced by others:

  • Give Americans a dream that will unite us, motivate us, and move us forward (e.g., saving America which is the only dream right now that can save us all.  America has little time left for politicians to fix our fiscal mess–before China begins to determine our destiny:  The week of October 14, 2013, marked the second stage of China, its trading partners, and our allies’ firewalling their economies against the U.S. dollar and debt (see “China and U.S. allies Firewall Themselves Against U.S. Dollar and Debt”).
  • If Democrats continue to lie to Americans about America’s fiscal crisis, then educate Americans about the relatively small group of elitist, arrogant Liberals who’ve chosen to intentionally weaken our country in order to reduce our consumption and redistribute our power and wealth to the world.
  • Better explain that Republicans are for implementing spending cuts before allowing Democrats to raise everyone’s taxes.
  • Republicans are not against all revenue increases:  In fact, President Obama got $640 billion in new revenue in 2013, and despite sequestration cuts, he has added another $1 trillion to our debt since 2012 and he’ll add at least another $1 trillion of debt in 2014.  At the current rate of spending, President Obama will have added at least $10 trillion in debt by fiscal year end 2016.
  • Republicans oppose Democrats who want to spend, spend, spend and tax, tax, tax Americans and America into bankruptcy:  If Democrats succeed in their tax-and-spend plan that destroys state and local government and individual responsibility and independence, then all of our states, counties, cities, towns, and citizens will be as indebted as the U.S. government is now.
  • To save our country and get its spending under control, politicians must cut waste, fraud, and abuse; get rid of obsolete, redundant, and wasteful programs and agencies; and cut or reform entitlement programs.
  • In order to transform how some politicians, such as Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid, perceive government spending (i.e., they currently think that even wasteful spending is good spending, because it can increase our GDP), we should change how the U.S. government calculates GDP; i.e., exclude government spending from GDP calculations–except for the interest and principal that we pay on the U.S. debt.  Including government spending as part of our GDP calculation only encourages math-challenged, commonsense-challenged politicians to spend more on pork and entitlements in order to raise our GDP–as well as to misplace billions, waste trillions, and suck more trillions from the private sector in order to grow Big Government.
  • Republicans should educate voters that, in order to increase tax revenues and to reduce America’s consumption, Democrats want a federal tax on all of our assets, similar to the  local governments’ property tax.
  • Short-sighted politicians who push for toll highways and mileage taxes in order to pay for roads (which are supposed to paid for via income taxes) are ultimately paving the way for a tyrant to isolate and control our states and their individuals.
  • President Obama’s, Attorney General Eric Holder’s, and governmental agencies have paved the way for tyranny via their end runs around Congress and the U.S. Constitution.
  • Government should provide financial aid to only those who can’t help themselves–rather than the U.S. government’s systematic crippling of all Americans, so that we limit our dreams to what our government will allow us to have. (More and more “government crippling” will happen as programs are means tested and the non-recipients must pay for services whose prices are set by government’s deep pockets rather than by supply, demand, and competition.)
  • We should let supply, demand, and competition set the market’s prices–rather than letting our government limit competition (e.g., the U.S. government should let insurance companies compete across state lines).
  • The U.S. government’s deep pockets have artificially raised prices for student tuition (due to student grants and loans) and healthcare (due to Medicare, Medicaid, and now Obamacare)–making them unaffordable to most Americans without government help. Because of decades of stagnant wages, our tuition and healthcare prices should be very low–not artificially high.
  • President Obama and the Democrats–not Republicans–shut down the government and made the 13% government shutdown look like Armageddon to the world, putting our economy and our national security at risk, so that Democrats can win more elections in 2014 and control both house of Congress in 2015-16, thereby fulfilling the Democratic dream of cutting consumption and redistributing America’s power and wealth to the world.

NOTE ON OBAMACARE:

Some Democrats cite statistics revealing that healthcare costs have dropped for since the passage of Obamacare. They’re lying.

Democrats ignore that the declines in healthcare costs are due to insurance companies hiking policy prices, deductibles, and co-pays so much over the past three years in anticipation of Obamacare’s new regulations that millions of insured Americans can’t afford to use their healthcare policies.  Instead, millions of Americans are delaying or not seeking treatment and are not filling prescriptions ( http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/us/a-limit-on-consumer-costs-is-delayed-in-health-care-law.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 ; http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/26/news/economy/health-care-cost/index.html ).

It’s critical that Americans understand that Obamacare . . .

  • redistributes healthcare so that only America’s elite will receive excellent or even good medical care–as indicated by the 36,000 jobs added by private hospitals and the 41,000 jobs cut by public hospitals so far this year ( http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/10/13/hospital-job-cuts/2947929/ ), by the Obamacare insurance policies that don’t cover certain life-saving tests and treatments and have high deductibles  and co-pays,  and by the myriad doctors who are refusing to treat Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare patients;
  • is another form of corporate welfare program (i.e., enriches insurance companies, and corporations that dump most or all of their employees onto the healthcare exchanges);
  • is another pyramid-scheme entitlement program that’s bankrupting America; and
  • is another pyramid-scheme entitlement system that help re-elect Democrats who put their own self-interests before America’s.
  • What Americans like about Obamacare could have easily been included in a few simple laws that help some Americans–rather than the Obamacare behemoth that hurts all us except, of course, our elite, our government leaders and their employees, and Big Business.

FINAL NOTE:

Personally, I believe, Republicans should have raised the debt ceiling and done a continuing resolution to fund the entire government–immediately after Senator Ted Cruz’s filibuster which educated Americans about how Obamacare is damaging our economy, is turning us into a part-time nation, will be the tipping-point entitlement that will bankrupt  our nation; and ultimately will hurt the healthcare of millions of middle-class families.

Senators Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Mario Rubio were heroic messengers who elevated the conservative message.

Unfortunately, old-guard Republicans enabled President Obama and Democrats to shut down the government, trash the conservative heroes’ message, and then blame them for the shutdown–while diverting everyone’s attention from the disastrous Obamacare rollout.

But what’s done is done.  It’s time to speak with one voice and provide workable solutions to the most critical problems.

Tea Party Becomes Blame Game Patsy?

I’ve begun to believe that our politicians intentionally created a fiscal panic in order for them to “pull a Greece” which quickly slashed unaffordable entitlements by 70-80%.

We’ve all witnessed the bizarre behavior of President Obama and Senator Harry Reid as they scared the bejesus out of everyone rather than quelling global jitters (see my “China and U.S. Allies Firewall Themselves from U.S. Dollar and Debt,” October 18, 2013).

Also, it’s more than a little odd that President Obama failed to ensure smooth negotiations, because he knows that our fragile economy already was slowing, because of uncertainty due to Obamacare.  (Furthermore, Obama knows that China’s exports nose dived in September.  Today (10/14/2013), it’s being reported that China’s and India’s inflation is at a seven-month high.)

An objective observer might surmise that President Obama and Senator Reid don’t want the debt ceiling to be raised, Obamacare funded, and the government fully reopened.

An objective observer might surmise that, by playing chicken with our economy, President Obama, the Democrats, and Republicans could be using “creative destruction” to quickly wipe out most of our debt and unsustainable entitlement obligations.

But using creative destruction is a BFD when it’s being used to slash entitlements, destroy trillions of dollars’ worth of people’s savings and retirement funds, and ultimately hike taxes.

Our politicians can’t use their typical Blame Game.  It won’t be enough to deflect voters’ anger.

Our politicians need a patsy for their Creative Destruction Blame Game–preferably a patsy that most Americans already love to hate:

 the Tea Party.

Already our politicians are blaming the Tea Party, even though it was created to fix our economic nightmare of unsustainable debt and pyramid-scheme entitlement programs.

Will Americans let our politicians get away with their Creative Destruction Blame Game?

Will Americans blame the Tea Party  patriots for politicians who’ve known that every entitlement promise is a Big Fat Lie (footnote 2)?

Will Americans blame the Tea Party patriots, who’ve stoically worked to change Washington, D.C., and save our economy, despite the media’s myriad attempts to distort and silence their voices?

Will Americans blame the Tea Party patriots, who’ve been falsely characterized as bigoted monsters who deserve no place in America and have no right to the American Dream?

If any American lets the Tea Party take the fall for what our dishonest politicians have done to our beloved country, our lives, our dreams, then that American is the real patsy.

And I don’t know any American who wants to play the patsy role for a bunch of dishonest politicians (see footnote 3 for Tea Party’s agenda and footnote 4 for strategy for conservatives to repair their damaged brand).

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Footnote 1: The  Xinhua editorial also calls for a one-world currency and a world that needs United Nations’ permission to go to war.

I believe, this is propaganda in order to placate business leaders and liberal politicians:  One-world currency means corporate profits would no longer be impacted by differences in currency valuations. U.N. governing is what Democrat leaders have wanted for years.

China needs this propaganda in order for our business and government leaders to sit quietly by and let China step into the position as top superpower.

Footnote 2:  Just ask our retired military, especially our veterans, about the promises our government has broken whenever it needed to steal money from their benefits in

order to pay for a new program or another entitlement promise.

For example, active service members in the 1950s were promised that they and their wives would be fully insured post-retirement if service members would serve at least 20 years.

Their wives’ insurance was cut in the 1990s.

Recently, our retired military–including our veterans–were dumped onto a Tricare-Medicare combination in which the agencies fight with each other in order to not pay for anything.

While Medicare and Tricare squabble and deny payment, retirees must pay for up to 90% of their own medical bills or risk losing their doctors and ruining their credit.

In effect, the real hostages aren’t President Obama and Senator Reid.

The real hostages are our retired military, especially our veterans, who need healthcare but don’t want their credit ruined.

Now, the VA wants to deny something as basic as asthma medication for Vietnam veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange. (I suspect the VA is trying to stick Medicare or Obamacare with the tab.)

Footnote 3:

Most Americans would be surprised to discover that they actually agree with what most Tea Party patriots want our government to do (see also my blog post “The Tea Party’s ‘Dangerous’ Agenda”):

  • Quit overspending so that our dollar and economy don’t collapse (see footnote 1; the U.S. dollar already was damaged by Fed’s decision in September 2013 to not to begin scaling back its $85 billion/month bond buying program ( http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-14/dollar-downgraded-as-standard-life-predicts-damage-currencies.html )).
  • Stop promising entitlements that our fiscally insolvent country can’t afford and that dishonest leaders know will be cut. (Our government has reneged on many of its promises to our veterans and their spouses, so our government will renege on Obamacare and Social Security just as it’s been doing with Medicaid, Medicare, the Prescription Drug Program, etc.)
  • Cut existing entitlement obligations (e.g., means test current recipients, raise the retirement age, etc.). Ultimately, we need to phase out our pyramid-scheme entitlement programs and phase in a new system that promotes and rewards personal responsibility; e.g., individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, etc.
  • Cut redundant government agencies and programs (footnote 2).
  • Let local and state governments keep most of their money to run their agencies, programs, and schools–rather than wasting hundreds of billions of dollars funneling money to redundant federal agencies and corrupt politicians who use that money for pet programs, special legislation, and tax cuts for their rich cronies. (Our leaders see how inefficient China is with too much centralized government control, yet they wear blinders about America having this same defect, which wastes hundreds of billions of dollars annually and hurts Americans and our economy.)
  • Fix our crumbling infrastructure.
  • Give our young people and our immigrants the opportunity to get educations and jobs and homes before our government adds millions of new low-wage immigrants who’ll compete with our young people and immigrants for resources and jobs. (When will our politicians realize that their +40-year plan to add tens of millions of low-wage immigrants to our tax and payroll systems can’t save our government’s pyramid-scheme entitlement programs, which have instead bankrupted our nation?)  Most Republicans want America to be so strong and successful that we can draw the world’s brightest and most innovative people and so that we can really help citizens in need and new immigrants who are fleeing oppression.
  • Get government’s deep pockets out of higher education and healthcare so that universities and hospitals have to charge what we can afford to pay rather than what our government can afford.  Before Medicaid and Medicare, even the working poor could afford to pay for their own healthcare.  Before government hiked student loan money every time universities lobbied for more, even the working poor could afford to pay our own way through school. I was a single parent who worked full time and put myself through college in the 1980s and grad school in the late 1980s and early 1990s–without needing student loans.  Today, college students must indebt themselves with student loans–unless their family is upper-middle class or rich.
  • Get unions out of our government and our schools so that pyramid-scheme pensions and retirement health plans can be replaced with 401 Ks and health savings accounts.  And so that lousy government workers and lousy teachers (and lousy administrators) can be easily fired, and good government workers and good teachers and good administrators can be well-paid and treated with the respect they’ve earned.
  • Use second-chance schools and online education for unruly children.  Give every child three chances per year to behave, then boot them out to the last-chance schools and, if necessary, then to online education.  Every year, give every student a fresh slate and three more chances to succeed. Failing to educate some of our unruly children is far better than failing to educate 30-60% of our children. (I would like to see us use Judge Judy Sheindlin’s idea of requiring parents to prove that their children are attending school regularly in order to claim them as dependents on income tax forms.)
  • Give our classrooms back to our teachers so that they can be creative, adapt to the needs of each classroom, write their own curriculum, set their own rules, and discipline unruly students.  Let new teachers and new administrators learn from good teachers and good administrators.
  • Get rid of tenure so that bad teachers (and bad administrators) can be easily fired. and good teachers and good administrators can be well-paid and treated with the respect they’ve earned.
  • Get politics and ideology out of grade schools and middle schools. Parents–not teachers–should be the first to influence our children’s beliefs. Those teachers who want to create more Democrats or Republicans or Libertarians or vegetarians should have more of their own children or, preferably, adopt.
  • Teach U.S. history and the U.S. Constitution and its amendments in all of our schools. America has no unifying dream that brings us together in a common goal, because most of us don’t even know America’s history much less its foundation.  (The rewriting of American history had a noble purpose:  It enabled historians to include or elevate voices that had been silenced or diminished throughout America’s history. But for the past 30 years, the rewriting of American history has devolved into the dis-teaching of American history in our schools, and into the Liberals’ and mainstream media’s intentionally elevating Liberal voices and silencing contemporary voices, particularly conservative voices of people of color, young adults, and working women–thereby aiding Liberals in their false narrative, “Conservatives are a bunch of old, irrelevant white men and middle-aged housewives.” I believe, silencing another’s voice is as vile today as when it was being done to women of all color, native Americans, African-American slaves, Irish immigrants, Italian immigrants, Asian immigrants, etc. Yet far-Left Democrats and mainstream media use this vile tactic every day in order to complete the dis-transformation of America; i.e., accomplish their agenda of reducing consumption and weakening America in order to redistribute her wealth and power in the world–a goal one would think they’ve accomplished by now).
  • Teach our children to be proud of America. For more than three decades, our schools have taught our children to be ashamed of America, because of awful wrongs committed by Americans who are dead. For almost 25 years, our universities and colleges have taught student teachers that all Caucasians are inherently racist (e.g., Critical Race Theory)–even though for more than three decades, the vast majority of American children of every race have emulated heroes who’re usually Black and, more recently, Hispanic. To right historical wrongs and to control the power structure in America in order to complete the dis-transformation of America, the far Left and the mainstream media have silenced and distorted the voices of the vast majority of Americans, who are not racists. Despicably, the far Left and the mainstream media have intentionally elevated the voices of racists or dredged up events that happened decades ago in order to prove that racism is rampant in America today. Over the past decade or so, Democrats and mainstream media have ridiculed and silenced the voices of conservatives, particularly conservatives of color, in order to redefine the Republican Party as a bunch of old, irrelevant white men; wacko, white anarchists; and middle-aged housewives.  How will Americans react when they finally realize that their country is on the brink of destruction because a relatively small group of elitist, arrogant Liberals chose to intentionally weaken our country in order to reduce consumption and redistribute America’s wealth and power to the world?
  • Teach our children how to compete.  When China is the world’s top superpower, it won’t be giving our children and future generations ribbons just for showing up. Our children and grandchildren and great grandchildren will work hard and sacrifice much if they’re to save America from becoming China’s footstool.
  • First and foremost, follow the U.S. Constitution and its amendments.  Leaders who violate the U.S. Constitution and its amendments are lazy, ignorant, corrupt, and/or sociopathic in their belief that they’ are above the Law.  No one should be allowed to stomp on the very foundation of our country–not even a President who’s doing end runs around Congress in order to amend his signature legislation, which he didn’t help craft much less read before he signed into law.

Personally, I believe our tax system needs to be overhauled in a manner that gets rid of most of the IRS and de-corrupts our leaders so that they can’t write tax loopholes for their good buddies:

  •  a low national sales tax or
  • a low, tiered, flat-tax system for individuals and businesses (with no tax deductions for anyone or anything; otherwise, within 10 years, we’ll have the same massive, corrupt tax code we have now).

Footnote 4:

CONSERVATIVES’ STRATEGY:

The Democrats, mainstream media, and liberal comedians speak with one voice, so no matter what message they’re delivering–even an intentionally false one–voters believe the message.

Conservatives haven’t even ensured that our poor and middle-class families have access to conservative voices on television.

Please phone your cable provider and your congressional leaders and demand that cable packages include FoxNews and all CSPAN channels because . . .

  •  FoxNews is the only television media that does not censor conservative voices, and
  • CSPAN channels are  taxpayer-funded–and yet the Republican-controlled House’s CSPAN channel is blocked in some cable packages.

Fiscal conservatives must speak in one loud, clear voice that cannot be misinterpreted, redefined, or silenced by others:

  • Give Americans a dream that will unite us, motivate us, and move us forward (e.g., saving America which is the only dream right now that can save us all.  America has little time left for politicians to fix our fiscal mess–before China begins to determine our destiny:  The week of October 14, 2013, marked the second stage of China, its trading partners, and our allies’ firewalling their economies against the U.S. dollar and debt (see “China and U.S. allies Firewall Themselves Against U.S. Dollar and Debt”).
  • If Democrats continue to lie to Americans about America’s fiscal crisis, then educate Americans about the relatively small group of elitist, arrogant Liberals who’ve chosen to intentionally weaken our country in order to reduce our consumption and redistribute our power and wealth to the world.
  • Better explain that Republicans are not against revenue increases; Republicans gave Obama $640 billion in new revenue this year.  Republicans are for implementing spending cuts before allowing Democrats to raise everyone’s taxes.
  • To save our country and get its spending under control, politicians must cut waste, fraud, and abuse; get rid of obsolete, redundant, and wasteful programs and agencies; and cut or reform entitlement programs.
  • Americans need the Treasury to change how GDP is calculated; i.e., exclude government spending from GDP calculations–except for what we pay on the U.S. debt.  Including government spending as part of our GDP calculation only encourages math-challenged, commonsense-challenged politicians to spend more on pork and entitlements in order to raise our GDP as well as to misplace billions, waste trillions, and suck more trillions from the private sector in order to grow Big Government even bigger.
  • In order to increase tax revenues and to reduce America’s consumption, Democrats want a federal tax on all of our assets, similar to the  local governments’ property tax.
  • Government should provide financial aid to only those who can’t help themselves–rather than the U.S. government’s systematic crippling of all Americans, so that we limit our dreams to what our government will allow us to have. (More and more “government crippling” will happen as programs are means tested and the non-recipients must pay for services whose prices are set by government’s deep pockets rather than by supply, demand, and competition.)
  • We should let supply, demand, and competition set the market’s prices–rather than letting our government limit competition (e.g., insurance companies can’t compete across state lines) and rather than letting government’s deep pockets artificially raise prices as has happened with student tuition (due to student grants and loans) and healthcare (due to Medicare, Medicaid, and now Obamacare). Because of decades of stagnant wages, our tuition and healthcare prices should be very low–not artificially high.
  • President Obama and the Democrats–not Republicans–shut down the government and made the 13% government shutdown look like Armageddon to the world, putting our economy and our national security at risk, so that Democrats can win more elections in 2014 and control both house of Congress in 2015-16, thereby fulfilling the Democratic dream of cutting consumption and redistributing America’s power and wealth to the world.

NOTE ON OBAMACARE:

Some Democrats cite statistics revealing that healthcare costs have dropped for since the passage of Obamacare. They’re lying.

Democrats ignore that the declines in healthcare costs are due to insurance companies hiking policy prices, deductibles, and co-pays so much over the past three years in anticipation of Obamacare’s new regulations that millions of insured Americans can’t afford to use their healthcare policies.  Instead, millions of Americans are delaying or not seeking treatment and are not filling prescriptions ( http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/us/a-limit-on-consumer-costs-is-delayed-in-health-care-law.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 ; http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/26/news/economy/health-care-cost/index.html ).

It’s critical that Americans understand that Obamacare . . .

  • redistributes healthcare so that only America’s elite will receive excellent or even good medical care–as indicated by the 36,000 jobs added by private hospitals and the 41,000 jobs cut by public hospitals so far this year ( http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/10/13/hospital-job-cuts/2947929/ ), by the Obamacare insurance policies that don’t cover certain life-saving tests and treatments and have high deductibles  and co-pays,  and by the myriad doctors who are refusing to treat Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare patients;
  • is another form of corporate welfare program (i.e., enriches insurance companies, and corporations that dump most or all of their employees onto the healthcare exchanges);
  • is another pyramid-scheme entitlement program that’s bankrupting America; and
  • is another pyramid-scheme entitlement system that help re-elect Democrats who put their own self-interests before America’s.
  • What Americans like about Obamacare could have easily been included in a few simple laws that help some Americans–rather than the Obamacare behemoth that hurts all us except, of course, our elite, our government leaders and their employees, and Big Business.

I personally believe, Republicans should have raised the debt ceiling and done a continuing resolution to fund the entire government–immediately after Senator Ted Cruz’s filibuster which educated Americans about how Obamacare is damaging our economy, is turning us into a part-time nation, will be the tipping-point entitlement that will bankrupt  our nation; and ultimately will hurt the healthcare of millions of middle class families. Senators Crus, Mike Lee, Mario Rubio, and Rand Paul were heroic messengers who elevated the conservative message. Allowing Obama to shut down the government enabled Democrats and mainstream media to trash the conservative heroes’ message and then blame them for the shutdown and avert everyone’s attention from the disastrous Obamacare rollout.

But what’s done is done.  It’s time to speak with one voice and provide workable solutions to the most critical problems.

UPDATE (10/18/2013): Politicians overplay hand; turn fake crisis into real one

See also my blog post “China and U.S. Allies Firewall Themselves from U.S. Dollar and Debt,” October 18, 2013

Thanks to the Obama Administration’s Herculean effort to make an 17% government shutdown look like Armageddon, the world now thinks our government is so broke that it can’t even afford to bury our heroes who’re killed on the battlefield (footnotes 1, 2).

The fiscal crisis manufactured by our politicians has caused global jitters that may quickly evolve into a global panic.

According to business reporter Eunice Yoon on CNBC’s Squawk Box, October 10, 2013 (see http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000206400 and footnote 1 ) :

  • On October 9, 2013, the Hong Kong stock exchange devalued U.S. Treasuries which are used as collateral.
  • The Chinese people are upset with their government for holding so much U.S. debt ($1.3 trillion).
  •  Japanese investors dumped foreign treasuries (i.e., U.S. debt) at record levels last week.

On October 10, 2013, the European Union signed a currency-swap agreement with China to cut their exposure to the U.S. dollar and debt ( http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/10/news/economy/ecb-china-currency/index.html ).

This year, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia joined dozens of other countries who’ve already signed-currency-swap agreements with China in order to cut their exposure to the U.S. dollar and debt.

On October 13, 2013,  China’s official news agency, Xinhua, called for the world to be “de-Americanized” and for the U.S. dollar to no longer be used as the world’s reserve currency ( http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/10/13/wall-st-elites-reason-it-time-for-de-americanized-world-china-news-agency-says/http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50157150n )

Worse, this week, China-UK signed a deal this week that internationalizes the yuan, (see http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-15/china-u-k-agree-on-yuan-pound-direct-trading-investment-quota.html )–laying the groundwork for China to take away our printing press.

In effect, China, its trading partners, and our allies have built a firewall between their economies and the U.S. dollar and debt so that when we collapse, they will limit the damage to their economies.*

Rather than quelling global jitters about our debt crisis, President Obama and Senator Reid steadfastly refused to budge from their “raise the debt limit to $18 trillion, with no plan to cut spending” position, which is unacceptable to not only Republicans but also to most Americans and world leaders (footnote 3).

Democrats were emboldened by the mainstream media’s and old-guard Republicans’ bashing of conservatives, particularly the Tea Party.

Democrats moved to dismantle the Budget Control Act of 2011 which, together with the >$600 billion in new revenue this year, is responsible for the significant deficit cuts that President Obama and Democrats have bragged about for the past 10 months.

Fearing that uncontrolled spending would result in the collapse of the U.S. dollar and our economy, the Tea Party Republicans dug in their heels on October 15, 2013, saying that the insanity of overspending and massive debt has got to stop.

Tea Party Republicans believe that the Democrats’ adding another pyramid-scheme entitlement, Obamacare, will . . .

  • become another form of corporate welfare; i.e., enriching insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and private hospitals while bankrupting working poor and middle-class families and adding trillions of dollars to the U.S. debt,
  • skyrocket insurance and medical costs (akin to what’s happened with healthcare after the implementation of Medicaid and Medicare and with government student loans which have motivated our universities and colleges to hike tuition rather than rein in spending) (see footnotes 4-5),
  • provide worse medical care for the vast majority of Americans,
  • improve the healthcare for the elite rich,
  • leave tens of millions of Americans still without healthcare but with an ever-increasing “penalty fee” (i.e., tax) for not having healthcare. In effect, the “penalty fee” that Americans would have spent on healthcare, will go to increasing the profits insurance companies and private hospitals’ profits,
  • be the entitlement “straw” that finally breaks America’s back and bankrupts us all (except, of course, wealthy Americans who have offshore bank accounts and will flee to their second, third, or nth homes).

No Democrats agreed with conservatives who want to stop America’s spending madness, so budget negotiations stalled.

On October 16, Democrats and old-guard Republicans quickly passed a deal that averted default on the U.S. debt for 90 days.

Oddly, some of our politicians seemed hell-bent on scaring the bejesus out of world leaders before and during the government shutdown:

President Obama, Senate leader Harry Reid, and other Democrats, such as Representative Nancy Pelosi, repeatedly labeled Republicans as “terrorists” (and worse) who want the United States to default on our debt–even though Republicans repeatedly have said that the United States should pay its bills and not default (footnote 4).

Our leaders’ game of economic chicken has created an opportunity for China to have its yuan (aka renminbi) become the world’s reserve currency within the next few years (“China, UK deal pushes London as next offshore yuan centre after HK,” October 15, 2013, http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/15/china-uk-rqfii-idUSL3N0I517U20131015?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563 ).

Like the United States, China wants the world to hoard its currency and buy its debt.

Our leaders’ creating a panic has made investors scared to hold U.S. dollars and debt and has ensured that investors will move toward the yuan, something that even U.S. allies have been doing.

But China has a massive property bubble looming (60 Minutes, August 11, 2013, http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57597600/chinas-real-estate-bubble/ ).

Therefore, China needs the yuan to become the world’s reserve currency NOW–before its property bubble bursts.

Otherwise, China may have to wait many years before it’ll once again be positioned to elevate its yuan. (The yuan’s becoming the reserve currency might actually help China avoid bursting that bubble.).

When China moves to replace the U.S. dollar with the yuan or with a one-world currency,* China and its trading partners will dump our dollars and debt, which will collapse the dollar, skyrocket interest rates, and decimate our economy.

Our creditors may demand hard assets or long-term concessions in exchange for the debt they hold. Our creditors won’t want to be repaid in worthless U.S. dollars.

Unlike the United States, China wisely has loaned money to struggling companies and myriad countries in exchange for long-term energy and mineral contracts, which bypass the open marketplace and, over the longer term, have given China much cheaper prices and considerable influence.**

If China is among the first countries to dump U.S. dollars and debt, China will be the least hurt and therefore the best-positioned country to lead the world for the rest of this century and beyond.

Then we Americans can blame only ourselves for believing the Big Fat Entitlement Lies our leaders have been telling us for the past 50 years.

Then even Democrats will kick themselves for re-electing President Obama who now focuses on his legacy rather than on the saving our collapsing country that he’s supposed to be leading (see footnote 5 for some ideas on how we could fix our fiscal mess and repair the conservative brand).

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*The Xinhua editorial also calls for a one-world currency and a world that needs the United Nations’ permission to go to take any punitive action against another country ( http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/indepth/2013-10/13/c_132794246.htm ;  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/10/13/wall-st-elites-reason-it-time-for-de-americanized-world-china-news-agency-says/ ). [Note: during Obama’s presidency, the U.S. dollar has lost its “the world’s reserve currency” status and is now only “a world-reserve currency” as countries have shifted away from the U.S. dollar in order to limit exposure to its deflation and our debt.]

Xinhua is China’s official newspaper, so the editorial reflects the opinion of the Chinese government.

China’s call for a one-world currency and for elevating U.N. authority is propaganda to placate America’s business leaders and liberal politicians:

  • One-world currency means corporate profits would no longer be impacted by differences in currency exchange rates.
  • U.N. governing is what many Democrats have wanted for years.
  • For decades, the goal of most Democrats and mainstream media has been to reduce America’s consumption and power; i.e., “share the wealth” with the rest of the world. (This was a great idea in the 1960s, before the Democrats’ unsustainable entitlement programs and the Republicans’ unfunded wars put us $17 trillion in debt , plus $100 trillion in unfunded obligations as 10,000 Baby Boomers retire each and every day.)

China’s propaganda encourages U.S. government and business leaders to sit quietly by–or even help–China step into the position as top superpower.

I believe, President Obama and most Democrats and the mainstream media have miscalculated the effect on the world once America is brought to her knees and her leadership role is replaced by China’s.

China has worked too hard and too long to give up the power and influence and vast wealth that goes with controlling the world’s reserve currency–whether that currency is the yuan or a new currency.

In any even, whether there is a one-world currency or whether the yuan replaces the U.S. dollar as a world-currency, the effect is the same:  All of the U.S. politicians who’ve arrogantly said that the United States will never default on our debt because we have a printing press and can just print more dollars–unlike Greece and Italy which use the European Union’s currency (i.e.,  euro)–will find themselves unable to print more U.S. dollars, because no one will take them.

That’s when we are worse off than Greece, because our savior will be China, not Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel.

**China used to ask for 5- and 10-year contracts.  Now, the contracts are much longer.  For example, China has 25- and 30-year oil and oil services contracts with Iraq.

Only since Obama’s presidency has China been allowed to buy critical assets in the United States.

Most Americans would be surprised to learn how much of America’s critical energy, mineral, and food assets are owned by that China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and their allies.

Is the unwise selloff of our critical assets due to concessions our government has already made to our debt holders?

Footnote 1:

Note: America’s situation is dire: I believe, this week marked the tipping point in America’s decline:  Nothing our politicians do will reverse America’s decline, because China, its trading partners, and even our allies have already begun the second stage of firewalling their economies against the U.S. dollar and debt{see ee footnote 1 of “China and U.S. Firewall Themselves from U.S. Dollar and Debt”). No fix can be effective enough and fast enough, because our debt is too high; our entitlement obligations are too massive; our economy is too fragile; and our citizens, documented residents, and illegally residing immigrants are too divided.  And the vast majority of our politicians and our media are too fearful, incompetent, or corrupt to do what’s needed to save America

President Obama, Senator Harry Reid, and other Democrats were brilliant in laying the groundwork to win every election in 2014–(see footnotes 2-4).

Unfortunately, their brilliant strategy to win elections in 2014 scared the bejesus out of world leaders and investors and gave them the motivation to dump U.S. dollars and debt.

Once again, political self-interests were placed before America’s needs, this time helping China move one step closer to being the world’s top superpower.

Footnote 2:

I’ve begun to believe that our fiscal crisis was completely manufactured by our politicians in order to win elections in 2014 and to create a panic that will enable our politicians to pull a Greece–quickly slash unaffordable entitlements by at least 70-80%–while being able to blame the Tea Party rather than old-guard Republicans, Democrats, and President Obama who ultimately held all of the power to keep government open and who’ve created and then exacerbated our fiscal mess.  (Only in America could the party that’s been sounding the alarm about our unsustainable debt and pyramid-scheme entitlement programs be the party who’s blamed for the Democrats’ and old-guard Republicans’  fiscal mess.)

President Obama and Congress had five months to avoid a fiscal crisis and negotiate the debt ceiling, which was hit in May–not October 17th–according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Meet the Press, October 6, 2013 (see 2 minutes, 42 seconds location at  http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3032608/vp/53200915#53200915 ).

The Obama Administration juggled the books until the budget negotiations and the Obamacare rollout

I also believe our politicians miscalculated (see my blog post “Tea Party Becomes Blame Game Patsy”):  China will not give them the time to fix our economy, even if or when our politicians finally use creative destruction to quickly dump entitlement obligations and debt.

Besides, unlike some Democrats and most Republicans, President Obama is disinterested in reversing our escalating debt and reforming our broken entitlement system–as shown by his adding the massive Obamacare program rather than fixing Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid which are bankrupting the United States.

As America burns, President Obama has pivoted to focusing on his legacy, which includes reforming immigration–which ultimately will add tens of millions of more low-wage earners to our entitlement programs:  Citizenship is not necessary to be enrolled in our entitlement programs  (e.g., I know from friends who are immigrants that legal status and working at least 40 quarters entitled them to Social Security, Medicare, etc.).

Once given legal status, the low-wage immigrants are eligible to bring their families, thereby adding tens of millions more potentially low-wage workers to compete with America’s young people and immigrants for entry-level jobs.

This is why some politicians are pushing for citizenship to not be a requirement for voting. They know that by adding tens of millions of new voters, they can secure political power for themselves. Such politicians are putting their own self-interests before America’s survival.

In fact, we all are putting our own self-interests before America’s if we aren’t willing to give and do anything and everything necessary to save our country.

Footnote 3: 

The Obama Administration used its myriad lawyers to find a way to make the world think that the U.S. government is so broke, it can’t even bury its dead heroes:  It narrowly interpreted Congress’ intentionally broadly written military-funding bill–in order to deny paying for the death benefits and burial of our active-duty military who died during the shutdown. (No human being with an iota of decency or common sense would label our troops who’d died on the battlefield as no longer working and therefore inactive and not entitled to the benefits he or she had been promised while alive.)

Rather than firing those lawyers and our Defense Secretary who let grieving families think for days that their country had turned its back on them in their darkest hour, our Commander-in-Chief added insult to injury by refusing to sign an Executive Order to pay for death benefits and burial of our heroes–just as he’s signed Executive Orders for myriad issues related to the EPA, Obamacare, ICE, immigration, etc. Instead, President Obama let a charity, the Fisher House Foundation, pay for the burial and death benefits of our fallen heroes.

Only after considerable political pressure did President Obama rectify the deep wrong that he and his team of lawyers had inflicted on the grieving families. This incident reveals the true character of President Obama as well as Senator Harry Reid who didn’t want the House’s bill to go to the Senate floor.

Footnote 4:

Most Americans would be surprised to discover that they actually agree with what most Tea Party patriots want our government to do (from my blog post “The Tea Party’s ‘Dangerous’ Agenda”):

  • Quit overspending so that our dollar and economy don’t collapse (see footnote 1; the U.S. dollar already was damaged by Fed’s decision in September 2013 to not to begin scaling back its $85 billion/month bond-MBS buying program ( http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-14/dollar-downgraded-as-standard-life-predicts-damage-currencies.html ).
  • Stop promising entitlements that our fiscally insolvent country can’t afford and that dishonest leaders know will be cut. (Our government has reneged on many of its promises to our veterans and their spouses, so our government will renege on Obamacare and Social Security just as it’s been doing with Medicaid, Medicare, the Prescription Drug Program, etc.)
  • Cut existing entitlement obligations (e.g., means test current recipients, raise the retirement age, etc.). Ultimately, we need to phase out our pyramid-scheme entitlement programs and phase in a new system that promotes and rewards personal responsibility; e.g., individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, etc.
  • Cut redundant government agencies and programs (footnote 2).
  • Let local and state governments keep most of their money to run their agencies, programs, and schools–rather than wasting hundreds of billions of dollars funneling money to redundant federal agencies and corrupt politicians who use that money for pet programs, special legislation, and tax cuts for their rich cronies. (Our leaders see how inefficient China is with too much centralized government control, yet they wear blinders about America having this same defect, which wastes hundreds of billions of dollars annually and hurts Americans and our economy.)
  • Fix our crumbling infrastructure.
  • Give our young people and our immigrants the opportunity to get educations and jobs and homes before our government adds millions of new low-wage immigrants who’ll compete with our young people and immigrants for resources and jobs. (When will our politicians realize that their +40-year plan to add tens of millions of low-wage immigrants to our tax and payroll systems can’t save our government’s pyramid-scheme entitlement programs, which have instead bankrupted our nation?)  Most Republicans want America to be so strong and successful that we can draw the world’s brightest and most innovative people and so that we can really help citizens in need and new immigrants who are fleeing oppression.
  • Get government’s deep pockets out of higher education and healthcare so that universities and hospitals have to charge what we can afford to pay rather than what our government can afford.  Before Medicaid and Medicare, even the working poor could afford to pay for their own healthcare.  Before government hiked student loan money every time universities lobbied for more, even the working poor could afford to pay our own way through school. I was a single parent who worked full time and put myself through college in the 1980s and grad school in the late 1980s and early 1990s–without needing student loans.  Today, college students must indebt themselves with student loans–unless their family is upper-middle class or rich.
  • Get unions out of our government and our schools so that pyramid-scheme pensions and retirement health plans can be replaced with 401 Ks and health savings accounts.  And so that lousy government workers and lousy teachers (and lousy administrators) can be easily fired, and good government workers and good teachers and good administrators can be well-paid and treated with the respect they’ve earned.
  • Use second-chance schools and online education for unruly children.  Give every child three chances per year to behave, then boot them out to the last-chance schools and, if necessary, then to online education.  Every year, give every student a fresh slate and three more chances to succeed. Failing to educate some of our unruly children is far better than failing to educate 30-60% of our children. (I would like to see us use Judge Judy Sheindlin’s idea of requiring parents to prove that their children are attending school regularly in order to claim them as dependents on income tax forms.)
  • Give our classrooms back to our teachers so that they can be creative, adapt to the needs of each classroom, write their own curriculum, set their own rules, and discipline unruly students.  Let new teachers and new administrators learn from good teachers and good administrators.
  • Get rid of tenure so that bad teachers (and bad administrators) can be easily fired. and good teachers and good administrators can be well-paid and treated with the respect they’ve earned.
  • Get politics and ideology out of grade schools and middle schools. Parents–not teachers–should be the first to influence our children’s beliefs. Those teachers who want to create more Democrats or Republicans or Libertarians or vegetarians should have more of their own children or, preferably, adopt.
  • Teach U.S. history and the U.S. Constitution and its amendments in all of our schools. America has no unifying dream that brings us together in a common goal, because most of us don’t even know America’s history much less its foundation.  (The rewriting of American history had a noble purpose:  It enabled historians to include or elevate voices that had been silenced or diminished throughout America’s history. But for the past 30 years, the rewriting of American history has devolved into the dis-teaching of American history in our schools, and into the Liberals’ and mainstream media’s intentionally elevating Liberal voices and silencing contemporary voices, particularly conservative voices of people of color, young adults, and working women–thereby aiding Liberals in their false narrative, “Conservatives are a bunch of old, irrelevant white men and middle-aged housewives.” I believe, silencing another’s voice is as vile today as when it was being done to women of all color, native Americans, African-American slaves, Irish immigrants, Italian immigrants, Asian immigrants, etc. Yet far-Left Democrats and mainstream media use this vile tactic every day in order to complete the dis-transformation of America; i.e., accomplish their agenda of reducing consumption and weakening America in order to redistribute her wealth and power in the world–a goal one would think they’ve accomplished by now).
  • Teach our children to be proud of America. For more than three decades, our schools have taught our children to be ashamed of America, because of awful wrongs committed by Americans who are dead. For almost 25 years, our universities and colleges have taught student teachers that all Caucasians are inherently racist (e.g., Critical Race Theory)–even though for more than three decades, the vast majority of American children of every race have emulated heroes who’re usually Black and, more recently, Hispanic. To right historical wrongs and to control the power structure in America in order to complete the dis-transformation of America, the far Left and the mainstream media have silenced and distorted the voices of the vast majority of Americans, who are not racists. Despicably, the far Left and the mainstream media have intentionally elevated the voices of racists or dredged up events that happened decades ago in order to prove that racism is rampant in America today. Over the past decade or so, Democrats and mainstream media have ridiculed and silenced the voices of conservatives, particularly conservatives of color, in order to redefine the Republican Party as a bunch of old, irrelevant white men; wacko, white anarchists; and middle-aged housewives.  How will Americans react when they finally realize that their country is on the brink of destruction because a relatively small group of elitist, arrogant Liberals chose to intentionally weaken our country in order to reduce consumption and redistribute America’s wealth and power to the world?
  • Teach our children how to compete.  When China is the world’s top superpower, it won’t be giving our children and future generations ribbons just for showing up. Our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren will work hard and sacrifice much if they’re to save America from becoming China’s footstool.
  • First and foremost, follow the U.S. Constitution and its amendments.  Leaders who violate the U.S. Constitution and its amendments are lazy, ignorant, or corrupt in their belief that they are above the Law.  No one should be allowed to stomp on the very foundation of our country–not even a President who’s doing end runs around Congress in order to amend his signature legislation, which he didn’t help craft much less read before he signed it into law.

Personally, I believe our tax system needs to be overhauled in a manner that gets rid of most of the IRS and de-corrupts our leaders so that they can’t write tax loopholes for their good buddies:

  •  a low national sales tax or
  • a low, tiered, flat-tax system for individuals and businesses (with no tax deductions for anyone or anything; otherwise, within 10 years, we’ll have the same massive, corrupt tax code we have now).

Footnote 5:

Conservative Strategy

The Democrats, mainstream media, and liberal comedians speak with one voice, so no matter what message they’re delivering–even an intentionally false one–voters believe the message.

Conservatives haven’t even ensured that our poor and middle-class families have access to conservative voices on television.

Please phone your cable provider and your congressional leaders and demand that cable packages include FoxNews and all CSPAN channels because . . .

  •  FoxNews is the only television media that does not censor conservative voices, and
  • CSPAN channels are  taxpayer-funded–and yet the Republican-controlled House’s CSPAN channel is blocked in some cable packages.

Fiscal conservatives must speak in one loud, clear voice that cannot be misinterpreted, redefined, or silenced by others:

  • Give Americans a dream that will unite us, motivate us, and move us forward (e.g., saving America which is the only dream right now that can save us all.  America has little time left for politicians to fix our fiscal mess–before China begins to determine our destiny:  The week of October 14, 2013, marked the second stage of China, its trading partners, and our allies’ firewalling their economies against the U.S. dollar and debt (see “China and U.S. allies Firewall Themselves Against U.S. Dollar and Debt”).
  • If Democrats continue to lie to Americans about America’s fiscal crisis, then educate Americans about the relatively small group of elitist, arrogant Liberals who’ve chosen to intentionally weaken our country in order to reduce our consumption and redistribute our power and wealth to the world.
  • Better explain that Republicans are for implementing spending cuts before allowing Democrats to raise everyone’s taxes.
  • Republicans are not against all revenue increases:  In fact, President Obama got $640 billion in new revenue in 2013, and despite sequestration cuts, he has added another $1 trillion to our debt since 2012 and he’ll add at least another $1 trillion of debt in 2014.  At the current rate of spending, President Obama will have added at least $10 trillion in debt by fiscal year end 2016.
  • Republicans oppose Democrats who want to spend, spend, spend and tax, tax, tax Americans and America into bankruptcy:  If Democrats succeed in their tax-and-spend plan that destroys state and local government and individual responsibility and independence, then all of our states, counties, cities, towns, and citizens will be as indebted as the U.S. government is now.
  • To save our country and get its spending under control, politicians must cut waste, fraud, and abuse; get rid of obsolete, redundant, and wasteful programs and agencies; and cut or reform entitlement programs.
  • In order to transform how some politicians, such as Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid, perceive government spending (i.e., they currently think that even wasteful spending is good spending, because it can increase our GDP), we should change how the U.S. government calculates GDP; i.e., exclude government spending from GDP calculations–except for the interest and principal that we pay on the U.S. debt.  Including government spending as part of our GDP calculation only encourages math-challenged, commonsense-challenged politicians to spend more on pork and entitlements in order to raise our GDP–as well as to misplace billions, waste trillions, and suck more trillions from the private sector in order to grow Big Government.
  • Republicans should educate voters that, in order to increase tax revenues and to reduce America’s consumption, Democrats want a federal tax on all of our assets, similar to the  local governments’ property tax.
  • Short-sighted politicians who push for toll highways and mileage taxes in order to pay for roads (which are supposed to paid for via income taxes) are ultimately paving the way for a tyrant to isolate and control our states and their individuals.
  • President Obama’s, Attorney General Eric Holder’s, and governmental agencies have paved the way for tyranny via their end runs around Congress and the U.S. Constitution.
  • Government should provide financial aid to only those who can’t help themselves–rather than the U.S. government’s systematic crippling of all Americans, so that we limit our dreams to what our government will allow us to have. (More and more “government crippling” will happen as programs are means tested and the non-recipients must pay for services whose prices are set by government’s deep pockets rather than by supply, demand, and competition.)
  • We should let supply, demand, and competition set the market’s prices–rather than letting our government limit competition (e.g., the U.S. government should let insurance companies compete across state lines).
  • The U.S. government’s deep pockets have artificially raised prices for student tuition (due to student grants and loans) and healthcare (due to Medicare, Medicaid, and now Obamacare)–making them unaffordable to most Americans without government help. Because of decades of stagnant wages, our tuition and healthcare prices should be very low–not artificially high.
  • President Obama and the Democrats–not Republicans–shut down the government and made the 13% government shutdown look like Armageddon to the world, putting our economy and our national security at risk, so that Democrats can win more elections in 2014 and control both house of Congress in 2015-16, thereby fulfilling the Democratic dream of cutting consumption and redistributing America’s power and wealth to the world.

NOTE ON OBAMACARE:

Some Democrats cite statistics revealing that healthcare costs have dropped for since the passage of Obamacare. They’re lying.

Democrats ignore that the declines in healthcare costs are due to insurance companies hiking policy prices, deductibles, and co-pays so much over the past three years in anticipation of Obamacare’s new regulations that millions of insured Americans can’t afford to use their healthcare policies.  Instead, millions of Americans are delaying or not seeking treatment and are not filling prescriptions ( http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/us/a-limit-on-consumer-costs-is-delayed-in-health-care-law.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 ; http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/26/news/economy/health-care-cost/index.html ).

It’s critical that Americans understand that Obamacare . . .

  • redistributes healthcare so that only America’s elite will receive excellent or even good medical care–as indicated by the 36,000 jobs added by private hospitals and the 41,000 jobs cut by public hospitals so far this year ( http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/10/13/hospital-job-cuts/2947929/ ), by the Obamacare insurance policies that don’t cover certain life-saving tests and treatments and have high deductibles  and co-pays,  and by the myriad doctors who are refusing to treat Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare patients;
  • is another form of corporate welfare program (i.e., enriches insurance companies, and corporations that dump most or all of their employees onto the healthcare exchanges);
  • is another pyramid-scheme entitlement program that’s bankrupting America; and
  • is another pyramid-scheme entitlement system that help re-elect Democrats who put their own self-interests before America’s.
  • What Americans like about Obamacare could have easily been included in a few simple laws that help some Americans–rather than the Obamacare behemoth that hurts all us except, of course, our elite, our government leaders and their employees, and Big Business.

FINAL NOTE:

Personally, I believe, Republicans should have raised the debt ceiling and done a continuing resolution to fund the entire government–immediately after Senator Ted Cruz’s filibuster which educated Americans about how Obamacare is damaging our economy, is turning us into a part-time nation, will be the tipping-point entitlement that will bankrupt  our nation; and ultimately will hurt the healthcare of millions of middle-class families.

Senators Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Mario Rubio were heroic messengers who elevated the conservative message.

Unfortunately, old-guard Republicans enabled President Obama and Democrats to shut down the government, trash the conservative heroes’ message, and then blame them for the shutdown–while diverting everyone’s attention from the disastrous Obamacare rollout.

But what’s done is done.  It’s time to speak with one voice and provide workable solutions to the most critical problems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Americans would be surprised to discover that they actually agree with what most Tea Party patriots want our government to do (from my blog post “The Tea Party’s ‘Dangerous’ Agenda”):

  • Quit overspending so that our dollar and economy don’t collapse (see footnote 1; the U.S. dollar already was damaged by Fed’s decision in September 2013 to not to begin scaling back its $85 billion/month bond-MBS buying program ( http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-14/dollar-downgraded-as-standard-life-predicts-damage-currencies.html )).
  • Stop promising entitlements that our fiscally insolvent country can’t afford and that dishonest leaders know will be cut. (Our government has reneged on many of its promises to our veterans and their spouses, so our government will renege on Obamacare and Social Security just as it’s been doing with Medicaid, Medicare, the Prescription Drug Program, etc.)
  • Cut existing entitlement obligations (e.g., means test current recipients, raise the retirement age, etc.). Ultimately, we need to phase out our pyramid-scheme entitlement programs and phase in a new system that promotes and rewards personal responsibility; e.g., individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, etc.
  • Cut redundant government agencies and programs (footnote 2).
  • Let local and state governments keep most of their money to run their agencies, programs, and schools–rather than wasting hundreds of billions of dollars funneling money to redundant federal agencies and corrupt politicians who use that money for pet programs, special legislation, and tax cuts for their rich cronies. (Our leaders see how inefficient China is with too much centralized government control, yet they wear blinders about America having this same defect, which wastes hundreds of billions of dollars annually and hurts Americans and our economy.)
  • Fix our crumbling infrastructure.
  • Give our young people and our immigrants the opportunity to get educations and jobs and homes before our government adds millions of new low-wage immigrants who’ll compete with our young people and immigrants for resources and jobs. (When will our politicians realize that their +40-year plan to add tens of millions of low-wage immigrants to our tax and payroll systems can’t save our government’s pyramid-scheme entitlement programs, which have instead bankrupted our nation?)  Most Republicans want America to be so strong and successful that we can draw the world’s brightest and most innovative people and so that we can really help citizens in need and new immigrants who are fleeing oppression.
  • Get government’s deep pockets out of higher education and healthcare so that universities and hospitals have to charge what we can afford to pay rather than what our government can afford.  Before Medicaid and Medicare, even the working poor could afford to pay for their own healthcare.  Before government hiked student loan money every time universities lobbied for more, even the working poor could afford to pay our own way through school. I was a single parent who worked full time and put myself through college in the 1980s and grad school in the late 1980s and early 1990s–without needing student loans.  Today, college students must indebt themselves with student loans–unless their family is upper-middle class or rich.
  • Get unions out of our government and our schools so that pyramid-scheme pensions and retirement health plans can be replaced with 401 Ks and health savings accounts.  And so that lousy government workers and lousy teachers (and lousy administrators) can be easily fired, and good government workers and good teachers and good administrators can be well-paid and treated with the respect they’ve earned.
  • Use second-chance schools and online education for unruly children.  Give every child three chances per year to behave, then boot them out to the last-chance schools and, if necessary, then to online education.  Every year, give every student a fresh slate and three more chances to succeed. Failing to educate some of our unruly children is far better than failing to educate 30-60% of our children. (I would like to see us use Judge Judy Sheindlin’s idea of requiring parents to prove that their children are attending school regularly in order to claim them as dependents on income tax forms.)
  • Give our classrooms back to our teachers so that they can be creative, adapt to the needs of each classroom, write their own curriculum, set their own rules, and discipline unruly students.  Let new teachers and new administrators learn from good teachers and good administrators.
  • Get rid of tenure so that bad teachers (and bad administrators) can be easily fired. and good teachers and good administrators can be well-paid and treated with the respect they’ve earned.
  • Get politics and ideology out of grade schools and middle schools. Parents–not teachers–should be the first to influence our children’s beliefs. Those teachers who want to create more Democrats or Republicans or Libertarians or vegetarians should have more of their own children or, preferably, adopt.
  • Teach U.S. history and the U.S. Constitution and its amendments in all of our schools. America has no unifying dream that brings us together in a common goal, because most of us don’t even know America’s history much less its foundation.  (The rewriting of American history had a noble purpose:  It enabled historians to include or elevate voices that had been silenced or diminished throughout America’s history. But for the past 30 years, the rewriting of American history has devolved into the dis-teaching of American history in our schools, and into the Liberals’ and mainstream media’s intentionally elevating Liberal voices and silencing contemporary voices, particularly conservative voices of people of color, young adults, and working women–thereby aiding Liberals in their false narrative, “Conservatives are a bunch of old, irrelevant white men and middle-aged housewives.” I believe, silencing another’s voice is as vile today as when it was being done to women of all color, native Americans, African-American slaves, Irish immigrants, Italian immigrants, Asian immigrants, etc. Yet far-Left Democrats and mainstream media use this vile tactic every day in order to complete the dis-transformation of America; i.e., accomplish their agenda of reducing consumption and weakening America in order to redistribute her wealth and power in the world–a goal one would think they’ve accomplished by now).
  • Teach our children to be proud of America. For more than three decades, our schools have taught our children to be ashamed of America, because of awful wrongs committed by Americans who are dead. For almost 25 years, our universities and colleges have taught student teachers that all Caucasians are inherently racist (e.g., Critical Race Theory)–even though for more than three decades, the vast majority of American children of every race have emulated heroes who’re usually Black and, more recently, Hispanic. To right historical wrongs and to control the power structure in America in order to complete the dis-transformation of America, the far Left and the mainstream media have silenced and distorted the voices of the vast majority of Americans, who are not racists. Despicably, the far Left and the mainstream media have intentionally elevated the voices of racists or dredged up events that happened decades ago in order to prove that racism is rampant in America today. Over the past decade or so, Democrats and mainstream media have ridiculed and silenced the voices of conservatives, particularly conservatives of color, in order to redefine the Republican Party as a bunch of old, irrelevant white men; wacko, white anarchists; and middle-aged housewives.  How will Americans react when they finally realize that their country is on the brink of destruction because a relatively small group of elitist, arrogant Liberals chose to intentionally weaken our country in order to reduce consumption and redistribute America’s wealth and power to the world?
  • Teach our children how to compete.  When China is the world’s top superpower, it won’t be giving our children and future generations ribbons just for showing up. Our children and grandchildren and great grandchildren will work hard and sacrifice much if they’re to save America from becoming China’s footstool.
  • First and foremost, follow the U.S. Constitution and its amendments.  Leaders who violate the U.S. Constitution and its amendments are lazy, ignorant, corrupt, and/or sociopathic in their belief that they’ are above the Law.  No one should be allowed to stomp on the very foundation of our country–not even a President who’s doing end runs around Congress in order to amend his signature legislation, which he didn’t help craft much less read before he signed into law.

Personally, I believe our tax system needs to be overhauled in a manner that gets rid of most of the IRS and de-corrupts our leaders so that they can’t write tax loopholes for their good buddies:

  •  a low national sales tax or
  • a low, tiered, flat-tax system for individuals and businesses (with no tax deductions for anyone or anything; otherwise, within 10 years, we’ll have the same massive, corrupt tax code we have now).

Footnote 5:

CONSERVATIVES’ STRATEGY:

The Democrats, mainstream media, and liberal comedians speak with one voice, so no matter what message they’re delivering–even an intentionally false one–voters believe the message.

Conservatives haven’t even ensured that our poor and middle-class families have access to conservative voices on television.

Please phone your cable provider and your congressional leaders and demand that cable packages include FoxNews and all CSPAN channels because . . .

  •  FoxNews is the only television media that does not censor conservative voices, and
  • CSPAN channels are  taxpayer-funded–and yet the Republican-controlled House’s CSPAN channel is blocked in some cable packages.

Fiscal conservatives must speak in one loud, clear voice that cannot be misinterpreted, redefined, or silenced by others:

  • Give Americans a dream that will unite us, motivate us, and move us forward (e.g., saving America which is the only dream right now that can save us all.  America has little time left for politicians to fix our fiscal mess–before China begins to determine our destiny:  The week of October 14, 2013, marked the second stage of China, its trading partners, and our allies’ firewalling their economies against the U.S. dollar and debt (see “China and U.S. allies Firewall Themselves Against U.S. Dollar and Debt”).
  • If Democrats continue to lie to Americans about America’s fiscal crisis, then educate Americans about the relatively small group of elitist, arrogant Liberals who’ve chosen to intentionally weaken our country in order to reduce our consumption and redistribute our power and wealth to the world.
  • Better explain that Republicans are not against revenue increases; Republicans gave Obama $640 billion in new revenue this year.  Republicans are for implementing spending cuts before allowing Democrats to raise everyone’s taxes.
  • To save our country and get its spending under control, politicians must cut waste, fraud, and abuse; get rid of obsolete, redundant, and wasteful programs and agencies; and cut or reform entitlement programs.
  • Americans need the Treasury to change how GDP is calculated; i.e., exclude government spending from GDP calculations–except for what we pay on the U.S. debt.  Including government spending as part of our GDP calculation only encourages math-challenged, commonsense-challenged politicians to spend more on pork and entitlements in order to raise our GDP as well as to misplace billions, waste trillions, and suck more trillions from the private sector in order to grow Big Government even bigger.
  • In order to increase tax revenues and to reduce America’s consumption, Democrats want a federal tax on all of our assets, similar to the  local governments’ property tax.
  • Government should provide financial aid to only those who can’t help themselves–rather than the U.S. government’s systematic crippling of all Americans, so that we limit our dreams to what our government will allow us to have. (More and more “government crippling” will happen as programs are means tested and the non-recipients must pay for services whose prices are set by government’s deep pockets rather than by supply, demand, and competition.)
  • We should let supply, demand, and competition set the market’s prices–rather than letting our government limit competition (e.g., insurance companies can’t compete across state lines) and rather than letting government’s deep pockets artificially raise prices as has happened with student tuition (due to student grants and loans) and healthcare (due to Medicare, Medicaid, and now Obamacare). Because of decades of stagnant wages, our tuition and healthcare prices should be very low–not artificially high.
  • President Obama and the Democrats–not Republicans–shut down the government and made the 13% government shutdown look like Armageddon to the world, putting our economy and our national security at risk, so that Democrats can win more elections in 2014 and control both house of Congress in 2015-16, thereby fulfilling the Democratic dream of cutting consumption and redistributing America’s power and wealth to the world.

NOTE ON OBAMACARE:

Some Democrats cite statistics revealing that healthcare costs have dropped for since the passage of Obamacare. They’re lying.

Democrats ignore that the declines in healthcare costs are due to insurance companies hiking policy prices, deductibles, and co-pays so much over the past three years in anticipation of Obamacare’s new regulations that millions of insured Americans can’t afford to use their healthcare policies.  Instead, millions of Americans are delaying or not seeking treatment and are not filling prescriptions ( http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/us/a-limit-on-consumer-costs-is-delayed-in-health-care-law.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 ; http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/26/news/economy/health-care-cost/index.html ).

It’s critical that Americans understand that Obamacare . . .

  • redistributes healthcare so that only America’s elite will receive excellent or even good medical care–as indicated by the 36,000 jobs added by private hospitals and the 41,000 jobs cut by public hospitals so far this year ( http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/10/13/hospital-job-cuts/2947929/ ), by the Obamacare insurance policies that don’t cover certain life-saving tests and treatments and have high deductibles  and co-pays,  and by the myriad doctors who are refusing to treat Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare patients;
  • is another form of corporate welfare program (i.e., enriches insurance companies, and corporations that dump most or all of their employees onto the healthcare exchanges);
  • is another pyramid-scheme entitlement program that’s bankrupting America; and
  • is another pyramid-scheme entitlement system that help re-elect Democrats who put their own self-interests before America’s.
  • What Americans like about Obamacare could have easily been included in a few simple laws that help some Americans–rather than the Obamacare behemoth that hurts all us except, of course, our elite, our government leaders and their employees, and Big Business.

Personally, I believe, Republicans should have raised the debt ceiling and done a continuing resolution to fund the entire government–immediately after Senator Ted Cruz’s filibuster which educated Americans about how Obamacare is damaging our economy, is turning us into a part-time nation, will be the tipping-point entitlement that will bankrupt  our nation; and ultimately will hurt the healthcare of millions of middle-class families.

Senators Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Mario Rubio were heroic messengers who elevated the conservative message.

It’s more than unfortunate that old-guard Republicans don’t remember that and, instead, enabled President Obama and Democrats to shut down the government and trash the conservative heroes’ message, blame them for the shutdown, and divert everyone’s attention from the disastrous Obamacare rollout.

But what’s done is done.  It’s time to speak with one voice and provide workable solutions to the most critical problems.

Debt ceiling was hit in May, so why’d polititicans wait until October?

The  United States hit its debt limit in May 2013, according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew  (see footnote 1 below and 2:42 at http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3032608/vp/53200915#53200915 ).

What motivated our politicians to wait until October to negotiate a debt ceiling that they should’ve raised in May?

Perhaps it was Charlie Sheen‘s bizarre version of Winning!

Winning! for the Republicans meant that, by negotiating the budget and debt ceiling in the midst of the Obamacare rollout, Republicans could recreate the chaos of the 2011 negotiations, which resulted in Defense spending cuts and tax hikes that were successfully blamed on Democrats.

Winning! for the Democrats was supposed to be the same Blame Game, except with Republicans playing the villains.

But, I believe, President Obama and Senator Harry Reid (R-NV) reneged on the deal.

They realized that Winning! could include far more than simply blaming Republicans for a budget or debt-ceiling deal that their base would hate.

Winning! could be the annihilation of the Tea Party and the castration of the Republican Party.

President Obama and Senator Reid refused to negotiate on anything.  They knew that hiking the debt ceiling to ~$18 trillion without even one itsy bitsy spending cut or entitlement reform would be untenable for conservatives who loathed and feared the $12 trillion in debt and unaffordable entitlement programs already added by Presidents Obama and George W. Bush.

Then President Obama and Senator Reid upped the Blame Game drama–default, default, default; it’s the Republicans fault!–as they dreamed of the dozens of GOP butts being booted from House and Senate seats in 2014.

Regaining control of both congressional houses would enable President Obama and Senator Reid to finish their transformation of America into a totalitarian nightmare in which every aspect of our lives would be monitored, regulated, controlled, and taxed and even fined, sued, bankrupted, and silenced or imprisoned if our beliefs and words differed from theirs.

Winning!

Winning?

Did President Obama and Senator Reid even consider that the price tag of their Winning! might include the destruction of our government, our dollar, our economy, our livelihoods, our children’s futures, and even our beloved America?

President Obama and Senator Harry Reid’s game of Winning! has put our reserve currency status at risk (see footnote 2), because they have scared the bejesus out of our allies and have emboldened our enemies by labeling Republicans as economic terrorists who want the United States to screw the world by not paying our debts.

The world has already begun to react to Obama and Reid’s reckless threats of default:  The Chinese are criticizing their government for holding so much U.S. debt ($1.3 trillion), and the Hong Kong exchange has devalued U.S. Treasuries that are used as collateral, and the Japanese sold their U.S. Treasuries at record levels last week, according to CNBC business reporter Eunice Yoon on Squawk Box on October 10, 2013 ( http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000206400 ).

Even some American investors no longer trust holding U.S. debt.  For example, Fidelity portfolio managers recently sold all of their short-term U.S. debt( http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2013/10/09/fidelity-no-longer-holding-government-debt-due-in-month/2954601/ ).

Whether we destroy our dollar or default on our debt seems unimportant to President Obama and Senator Reid, based on their actions (footnote 3).

Their version of Winning! will never include working with any Republicans who are willing to address our fiscal mess and implement solutions that likely will discomfort and anger all of us yet save our beloved America.

Winning!

If President Obama and Senator Reid win, America and her children will be the biggest losers for several generations, if not forever.

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Footnote 1:  The United States already hit the debt ceiling in May 2013, according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Meet the Press, October 6, 2013 (see location: 2 min 42 sec  at http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3032608/vp/53200915#53200915 ):

“We actually hit the debt limit in May. From May until this week, we’ve been using what are called ‘extraordinary measures’ to create a bit of additional headroom. On Tuesday (October 1, 2013), I informed Congress, I’d used the final extraordinary measures.  There are no more. So we’re now limited to the borrowing capacity that we have today.

“On October 17th, we will exhaust our borrowing capacity.  And at that point, I have nothing else in the drawer.”

Footnote 2:  President Obama calls the U.S. dollar “the world’s reserve currency,” when in reality the dollar lost that status during his presidency.  The U.S. dollar is only “a reserve currency” because countries now use a “basket” of currencies for trade and have currency-swap agreements that enable them to limit their exposure to the U.S. dollar and debt.

If America has another financial crisis, it will cost far more than another economic depression, millions of lost jobs, millions of Americans losing their retirement and medical benefits, millions of Americans losing their homes.

A financial crisis will collapse the U.S. dollar and result in its losing even its “a reserve currency” status.

Countries will dump U.S. dollars and debt, leaving us awash in a tsunami of worthless dollars and a mountain of debt that no one will buy.  The result will be a credit freeze or sky-high interest rates, runaway inflation, the U.S. dollar not being worth the paper it’s printed on, our having to give hard assets and concessions to our creditors, etc.

Sadly, none of us knows exactly what might happen, because we don’t know how many of America’s critical assets are owned by non-allies.  During the Bush and Obama presidencies, even non-ally countries have been allowed to buy into our energy, metal, and mineral assets as well as our food industry and farmland.  Even many of our green-energy companies are now foreign-owned.

Footnote 3:  I fear that salvaging history’s version of Obama’s presidency has become more important than salvaging our dollar and our fiscal future.

Winning! for President Obama means that history must tell of a dying Republican Party that prevented a brilliant man from becoming a brilliant President.

Winning! for President Obama means that history must blame Republicans for everything he did wrong.

History must not write that Obamacare failed because our bankrupt nation couldn’t afford another entitlement program, and our working poor and middle class couldn’t afford Obamacare’s high premiums and high deductibles that ate up the money we otherwise would have spent on our own healthcare.

History must not write that Obamacare has created economic uncertainty and weakened an already-fragile economy and is transforming us into a part-time-work nation.

History must not reveal that Obamacare failed because Democrats gave no one enough time to read the legislation before the they rushed to pass it without even one Republican vote in December 2010.

History must not reveal that, before the government shutdown, the Republican-controlled House had sent four different budget amendments to Senator Reid, with the first asking for the repeal of Obamacare and then subsequent versions asking for less and less until the last version asked only that Congress experience Obamacare along with the rest of us and that Americans not be charged a fee if they were unable to sign up for Obamacare in the first year.

History must not reveal that, after the government shutdown, the Republicans only asked for a conversation with President Obama and Senator Reid about the budget and debt ceiling.

History also must not reveal that our leaders always knew that our debt-heavy, bloated government and its pyramid-scheme entitlement programs were unsustainable.

And history must not remember the Republicans who were willing to address our fiscal nightmare and implement solutions that likely will discomfort and anger all of us yet save our beloved America and our children’s and grandchildren’s futures.

Chrysler, GM, and Two Little Ads That Finally Exposed Obama’s Lies

NOTE: This post was written the day before the presidential election of 2012. Two months after the election, presidential candidate Mitt Romney was proved to be correct:  Fiat-Chrysler planned to build Jeeps in China (see http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/15/china-jeeps-fiat-chrysler-gac_n_2481642.html ). After the election, Romney also was proved to be correct after the second presidential debate when moderator Candy Crowley came to President Obama’s defense by erroneously correcting Romney who’d said that President Obama had misled Americans about who’d attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. Crowley in effect shut down Romney’s chance to educate voters about the Obama-Democrat lie that GM was alive and al Qaeda were on the run. I believe, the majority of Americans regret not voting for Romney.  I hope, Americans will get their information from moderate, liberal, and conservative media and original sources in order to determine for themselves what is propaganda and what is the truth. I pray, our media stops this madness of dividing America by presenting any fact and any lie in order to promote their agenda.  More than anyone, I blame the media for the deep divisions in America.

Chrysler, GM, and Two Little Ads That Finally Exposed Obama’s Lies

Two little ads about the managed bankruptcies of GM and Chrysler finally exposed the thousands of times President Obama, his campaign, and the partisan media lied when they said, “Mitt Romney said, “‘Let Detroit go bankrupt'” (see GM and Chrysler timelines,  footnote 1, and https://lesliewilliamsz.com/2012/10/30/obama-didnt-save-auto-industry-and-romney-didnt-let-it-go-bankrupt/ ).

Like an 8.7 earthquake, Romney’s two little ads rocked the Obama camp, fissuring the false narrative of an embattled but good President who always tells us the truth .

But the Obama camp didn’t give up like criminals caught red-handed and knocked on their butts.  Instead, they decried the ads, protested the ads, labeled the ads as lies, lies, lies.

Team Romney whispered, the ads are true, true, true.  (They “whispered” because the partisan media marginalize “the other’s” voice.  But Truth can exist, even in exile, especially when the people most affected know what’s true.)

The auto workers know, Romney’s two little ads speak Truth:  Italy’s Fiat did buy bailed-out Chrysler, and Fiat-Chrysler does plan to build Jeeps in China.

When a reporter recently asked about the ads, Fiat-Chrysler management refused to answer the question (see last question in Fiat-Chrysler’s October 30, 2012, earnings webcast).  Managers know, investors get nervous when managers won’t answer a direct question.

But managers also know, if they lie in earnings webcasts and reports, then investors can sue.  There are lawyers who make their living trolling for just such lies.

Alas, to amp up their protests, the Obama camp was forced to drag in Michael Moore and some beholden car managers (beholden because our government has spent at least $80 billion to save their bacon):  How dare Romney’s two little ads allude to the fact that the made-in-China Jeeps will compete directly or indirectly with our car industry. 

That’s not quite what we Americans expected when we paid about $80 billion or so to bail out two car companies.

We know what it’s like to watch China play economic chess while our government plays economic checkers.

But we also know, Obama is a smart guy.  He and his minions and the partisan media tell us that all of the time.

We held our breath as we watched:  Obama slid a red checker forward:  He dismissed China’s impact on our car industry.

Only arrogance pretends to know the endgame of China.

That’s why Romney’s two little ads could have been Great Big Ads if they had even whispered:  Bailed-out Fiat-Chrysler has partnered with China’s GAC, and bailed-out GM has partnered with SAIC, China’s largest car company.

Such Great Big Ads would have been like a 10.0 earthquake and a tsunami in the Obama camp, which really, really, really doesn’t want us to know about all of that China stuff.

Great Big Ads would have forced the Obama camp to answer a flurry of questions:

  1. Will China’s GAC  buy Fiat-Chrysler?
  2. Will China’s SAIC buy GM?
  3. Will low-paid American auto workers be assembling China-made car kits for cars sold only in the United States?
  4. If so, is that why our car companies have paved the way for low-waged ($14/hour) auto workers http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/oct2010/lake-o21.shtml ?
  5. If all car parts and all car kits are made in China and then some of them are sold or assembled here, how will that impact Mexico’s car-parts industry and ours?
  6. Where did financially struggling Italian Fiat get the money to buy Chrysler?  Fiat’s CEO said on 60 MINUTES a few weeks ago that Fiat could not have survived even one recall until just recently. So how could Fiat afford to buy Chrysler in the midst of the great Global Recession?
  7. Did China’s GAC  loan or give Fiat the money to buy Chrysler?   http://www.dw.de/fiat-signs-deal-with-chinas-gac-group/a-4460055-1  
  8. If so, why weren’t Americans told that fact before we bailed out Chrysler and before Chicago gave Chrysler $60 million in tax breaks for 1,800 jobs at an auto plant in Belvidere, Illinois?
  9. Has SAIC been helping GM financially?  GM has done pension buyouts and has had several recalls since the 2008-09 bailouts, which might have bankrupted other car companies.  In October, it bought a 43% stake in SAIC-India, hiking its stake to 93%. http://www.livemint.com/Companies/VZMqBsgHkM9DkPbDFe0gNJ/GM-buys-43-stake-of-SAIC-in-India-operations.html
  10. On November 5, 2012, we learned GM has a new $11 billion line of credit from 35 unnamed financial institutions and 14 countries.  Who guarantee the biggest chunk of that $11 billion?  And when will GM repay us the $27 billion we’re owed? http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2012/11/gm_gets_new_credit_lines_total.html
  11. Who has received loans from the U.S. Export-Import Bank in 2012? http://cnsnews.com/news/article/us-governments-ex-im-bank-gave-44-its-financing-just-3-companies  What’s the bank’s default rate? How many billions are we on the hook for?
  12. Are taxpayers on the hook for any of the car loans by GM and Fiat-Chrysler in America, China, or anywhere else?

China commonly loans money to foreign companies and governments in order to help China buy competitor companies as well as energy, mineral, and crop assets critical to a country’s ability to sustain itself.  That’s how China has gotten its claws into so many economies without raising any alarms.

We witnessed China cannibalize our manufacturing industry from a distance.

If China can do so much damage to our economy from a distance, just imagine what China can do to our manufacturing, energy, mining, and crop sectors up close and personal.

Some economic reporters such as Ali Velshi argue that every country is now making its cars in its own country, so there’s no need for car exports (CNN, November 2, 2012).

If that’s true, why did we bail out two car companies, only to have one be bought by Fiat and the other perhaps by China?

And why aren’t we manufacturing car parts and car kits to export–rather than becoming China’s assemblyline and consumers for their cars?  That’s where the big money is if no one exports cars anymore.

Assembling car parts and car kits provides jobs in assembly, shipping, car sales, auto repair and restoration, parts stores, etc., but making the car parts and car kits provides those jobs plus jobs in mining and manufacturing related to aluminum, steel, glass, rubber tires, paint, leather, carpeting, etc.

Some folks might say, we can’t do that.  We can’t compete. Our goods cost too much.

Do they? Will they?

Our energy costs are much cheaper than our competitors such as China, Japan, Germany, and Italy.

But just as we’ve not protected our jobs, we haven’t protected our energy assets–at least not since President Obama took office.

Since 2009, much of our energy has come under the control of  China and their partners, the Middle East, Japan, and even Russia–either through direct asset sales or by 10- to 25-year commodity contract.  Such contracts bypass the open market, guarantee a set price, and often masquerade as a loan guarantee or “buying a stake” in a struggling company.

While President Obama let the highest bidder gain control of our energy and even some of our mining assets, other countries have started protecting theirs.

Many emerging countries are doing what is called “resources nationalism,” in which they protect or reacquired their nonrenewables.

Emerging countries have learned the hard way:   A country can’t control its destiny if it doesn’t control its natural resources.

Too many of our leaders and economists think, they’re the smartest people on the globe.  Their arrogance has repeatedly put our economy and sovereignty at risk.  Remember when they told us that outsourcing was good for us, because we’re living in a global economy?  They patted us on the head whenever we asked, how are we supposed to buy the world’s goods if we don’t have good jobs or even a job?

Like Warren Buffett and Boon Pickens, I argue that letting our energy assets be exported and controlled by foreigners means we’ll soon be heavily dependent on foreign energy.  (This is also true for  food and mining assets if we let foreigners buy cropland and long-term commodities contracts disguised as business loans.)

Buffett and Pickens know our country’s history:  They lived through the years when the United States was awash in oil.  They watched as most of our oil left our shores for foreign lands.  They witnessed how we became dependent on the Middle East for oil.  They saw how our dependency on the foreign oil changed not only our course in history, but also the Middle East’s and the world’s (e.g., oil was why the first democratically elected president of Iran was overthrown http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Mosaddeq , Iraq War I and II, Afghanistan War).

If we foolishly let China and other countries control our manufacturing, energy, mining, crops, then we will be like the miners of old who worked for the company store.  The Company Store of China.

China wants its yuan to be the world-reserve currency.  It wants the yuan to supplant the U.S. dollar.  If that happens–if the U.S. dollar isn’t needed to buy OPEC oil–we will be awash in a tsunami of dollars.

Bankruptcy means that all of the promises our government has made to our most vulnerable citizens will be broken.  People will starve.

Some of our leaders and economists argue, we can’t go bankrupt, because we have our very own printing press.  Those economists also think inflating our way out of debt is a harmless accounting trick that won’t hurt anyone, because our government feeds and houses the poor.  No one will starve.

They fail to realize, our creditors will want hard assets rather than worthless dollars.  They fail to consider what that means for our ability to control our destiny.

They fail to realize, the difference between a strong America and a country ravaged by insurgency or civil war is our Constitution, strong military, strong economy, national pride, and America’s heart.

Some of our leaders and economists fail to consider what will happen to our middle class–America’s heart–which has worked hard and played by the rules and scrimped and saved and made so many sacrifices to help their families, friends, the less fortunate, the working poor who struggle to escape poverty and attain their dreams, and the people whose countries are ravaged by the bruality of war or teorrism or government oppression.

What is America without her heart, without her national pride, without her strong economy, without her Constitution,  without her strong military to preserve, protect, and defend our freedom?

It’s the America envisioned by Barack Obama.

Today, we vote to restore America.

Note on the day after the election, November 7, 2012:  President Obama won the election.  Few talking heads and media types seem to realize the reason he won is because our dishonest mainstream media marginalized voices and put their agenda before America’s future (e.g., see https://lesliewilliamsz.com/2012/10/17/4/ ; https://lesliewilliamsz.com/2012/10/28/obama-vs-romney-roe-vs-wade-abortion-contraception-equal-pay-immigration-reform/ ).

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Footnote 1:  Most voters don’t realize, “let Detroit go bankrupt” is the title that a dishonest editor put on Romney’s op-ed about how to use managed bankruptcies and loan guarantees to save the auto industry.

Most voters also don’t know that President Obama paid White House women 18% less than men–violating JFK’s Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Obama’s own ledgislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (see https://lesliewilliamsz.com/2012/11/01/obama-vs-romney-equal-pay-and-immigration-reform/ ).  Most voters don’t know terrorism and anti-American sentiment are worse now than in 2009, that overturning Roe vs. Wade would not make abortion illegal, and that Planned Parenthood charges more for women’s services than low-cost clinics do, and the clinics don’t exclude medical treatment for men and our children (see https://lesliewilliamsz.com/2012/11/01/obama-vs-romney-abortion/ and https://lesliewilliamsz.com/2012/10/17/4/ ).

Footnote 2:  China, India, and other emerging countries, want our consumers.  But they don’t want to share their faster-growing consumer base. Most Americans don’t realize they’ve  formed a trading block called “BRICS” (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and, soon, South Korea) that is designed to keep us out of their markets.

The BRICS countries have currency-swap agreements–as do about a dozen other trading partners of China’s.  Their currency-swap agreement encourage trade among themselves while cutting their risk of exposure to the U.S. dollar and debt.

By doing that, they can dump our dollars simultaneously and collapse our economy.  Boom.

Of course, that wouldn’t be possible if we didn’t have $16.2 trillion in debt and a President who thinks selling out to China et al. is smart.

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Timeline of Chrysler-Fiat-GAC deals:

Fall 2008: GM and Chrysler get bailed out by Bush Administration/Congress.

Jan 2009: GM and Chrysler get $20 billion bailout from the Obama Administration/Congress.

January 20, 2009:  On inauguration day, Chrysler and Fiat announced a partnership in which Italy’s Fiat will control 35% of Chrysler.  http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/fiat-acquires-35-stake-in-chrysler/  Did President Obama know of Fiat’s plan to buy Chrysler?  If he did, shouldn’t he have told us before he decided to give Chrysler more billions?  Some articles say Chrysler has paid us all of the money owed, while others say we’re still owed $1.3 billion.  Does Chrysler still owe us $1.3 billion.

Spring 2009: U.S. government financed the managed bankruptcy of Chrysler, wiping out bondholders, slashing the pensions of white-collar workers (e.g., Delphi), and giving UAW a 55% stake in Chrysler.

May 2010:  Fiat signed a deal with China’s GAC after failing in its attempts to import its cars to China:   http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/the-jeep-returns-to-china/

See June 2009 article on China’s GAC-Fiat agreement that’s tied to Fiat’s getting 35% control of Chrysler:  http://www.dw.de/fiat-signs-deal-with-chinas-gac-group/a-4460055-1

July 2011:  The Obama Administration (U.S. Treasury) sold its 6% stake in Chrysler to Italy’s Fiat, hiking Fiat’s stake in Chrysler to 46%: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-06-03/fiat-buys-rest-of-u-s-s-chrysler-stake-right-to-uaw-shares.html  http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveschaefer/2011/07/21/treasury-sells-chrysler-stake-to-fiat-sees-1-3b-loss-on-bailout/

December 2011:  China hikes tariffs on U.S. car imports:  15% on Chrysler’s and 22% on GM’s;.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/dec/15/china-taxes-us-car-imports

Note:  China’s tariff hikes as well as its threats to dump our dollar and debt are examples of China’s playing President Obama, who doesn’t understand the art of negotiation.   We’ve seen this naivety in Obama’s wanting Romney to reveal all of his cards before negotiating with Congress.  Romney understands, if he reveals, for example, the loopholes he wants to cut, then Democrats will use those loopholes as leverage (i.e., say that they want to keep them)  in order to negotiate other loopholes or  some other aspect of the tax code.  As a result, fewer loopholes might get cut, more might get added, and our tax code might never be simplified.

ca. January 2012: Fiat-Chrysler, which was and still is struggling in the European car market, requested two loans from the Department of Energy, one for $3.5 billion and another for $3 billion.

February 5, 2012: Chrysler aired the “Half-Time in America” ad, narrated by Clint Eastwood, which many viewers perceived as an ad on the half-time of the Obama presidency, a theme now used by Team Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PE5V4Uzobc

February 16, 2012: After the uproar over the “Half-Time in America ad,” which seemed like quid pro quo for the bailout and  two new loan requests that totaled $6.5 billion, Fiat-Chrysler withdrew its $3.5 billion loan application from the Department of Energy ( http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/chrysler-withdraws-request-for-3-5-billion-in-loans-from-department-of-energy/ ) although Fiat-Chrysler did not withdraw its request for a $3 billion loan application.

February 3, 2012:   Belvidere, Illinois, assembly plant plans to build Dodge Dart and add 1,800 jobs. “The jobs are connected to a package of  more than $60 million in state tax breaks and other incentives given to Chrysler in 2010.” http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700221432/Chrysler-to-add-1800-jobs-at-Belvidere-factory.html?s_cid=rss-5

Chrysler is banking on the success of the Dodge Dart, the first car using Fiat-Chrysler’s combined technology:  “Now the plant’s future rests on the success of the Dodge Dart, arguably the most important car Chrysler has launched since the company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.” http://www.toledoblade.com/automotive/2012/02/03/Illinois-assembly-plant-building-Dodge-Dart-to-add-1-800-jobs.html

One should ask, will GAC-Fiat’s version of the cheaper, less safe Dodge Dart–the Viaggio–impact the success of the Dodge Dart?  http://chinaautoweb.com/2012/09/gac-fiats-inaugural-model-the-viaggio-compact-hits-market-with-a-starting-price-of-us17185/

May 2012:  Fiat-Chrysler began assembling Dodge Darts at its Belvidere, Illinois, plant.  Fiat-Chrysler said, it’s so busy it won’t have a two-week shutdown during the summer.  Article mentions production of several Fiat-Chrysler brands, including Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs.  .http://www.freep.com/article/20120503/BUSINESS0103/205030510/Four-Chrysler-plants-to-skip-summer-shutdown-to-meet-sales-demand

July 2012:   Fiat increased its stake in Chrysler from 58.5 to 61.8%, with plans to buy the remaining Chrysler shares:  http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1077485_fiat-ups-stake-in-chrysler-volkswagen-buys-rest-of-porsche

September 2012:  China’s GAC-Fiat’s Viaggio–which is the more less-safe version of Chrysler’s Dodge Dart–rolled off the assembly line.  Viaggio’s high-end model has only two air bags compared to the Dart’s ten airbags. http://chinaautoweb.com/2012/09/gac-fiats-inaugural-model-the-viaggio-compact-hits-market-with-a-starting-price-of-us17185/

GM-SAIC Timeline

Fall 2008: GM and Chrysler get bailed out by Bush Administration/Congress.

Jan 2009: GM and Chrysler get $20 billion bailout from the Obama Administration/Congress.

Spring 2009: GM goes through managed bankruptcy, with UAW getting a 55% stake in GM, white-collar pensions getting slashed (e.g., Delphi), and U.S. taxpayers getting saddled with a hefty $50 billion bill.

October 2010:  A UAW deal paved the way to get rid of GM’s high-wage workforce in favor of low-wage jobs:  http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/oct2010/lake-o21.shtml

Is GM’s paving the way for a low-paid jobs so that our workers assemble car kits made in China–akin to what China is doing in Egypt, India, and elsewhere?

December 2011:  China hikes tariffs on U.S. car imports:  22% on GM’s, and 15% on Chrysler’s   http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/dec/15/china-taxes-us-car-imports

June 2012:  GM-SAIC began building a $1.1 billion auto factory in Wuhan, China:  http://www.carnewschina.com/2012/06/07/shanghai-gm-builds-new-factory-in-wuhan-china/

July 2012: SAIC-GM opened a 100-person operations center near Detroit.  Its “three main goals” are “to create relationships with North American suppliers,  facilitate the importation and export of parts and components, and design and  engineer vehicle parts and other components.” http://wot.motortrend.com/coming-to-america-chinese-automaker-saic-opens-offices-near-detroit-226101.html/0/

The “SAIC opens office near detroit” article questions whether SAIC will import cars to sell in America.

Americans surely should have been told about that big fact before SAIC opened its 100-person office near Detroit.

Afterall, we are major stakeholders in far more than just GM and the assets our companies and our government so willingly sell to countries who put their citizens’ self-interests miles ahead of ours.

Obama’s Disdain for Our Safety

For the past four years, President Obama has repeatedly shown his disregard or disdain for our safety.  I’ve included some of them here:

President Obama often brags about his one foreign-policy success–the killing of Osama bin Laden–but he and the mainstream media ignore his many foreign-policy failures:

  • If re-elected, President Obama has promised to share critical defense and communications technology with nonallies such as China and Russia–believing if we’re as weak as everyone else, then no one will ever want to attack us.  (John F. Kennedy had this belief, too, in the early 1960s in a world without terrorists willing to blow themselves up in order to kill people who didn’t share their beliefs.)
  • President Obama plans to use more and more of our defense budget to cover “national security risks” such as obesity; food stamps; low-income housing; drug rehab; legal defense, therapy, and education for criminals.
  • President Obama was dishonest about the reemergence of terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Mali, etc., repeatedly telling us instead that al Qaeda was “on the run,” “decimated,” “on its heels” (e.g., see CNN Erin Burnett’s report http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djhaem3kDIk ; see Obama’s campaign speeches, DNC speech on 9/6/2012, his David Letterman interview on 9/18/2012, 60 Minutes interview filmed on 9/12/2012 and aired on 9/23/2012).
  • President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have repeatedly lied about their failures to protect and to save four American heroes in Benghazi, Libya (see report about memo warning State about al Qaeda training camps in Benghazi and their risk to consulate’s security:  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/index.html#/v/1937676584001/benghazi-tragedy-foreshadowed/?playlist_id=86925 During the >7-hour attack against Americans in Benghazi, President Obama failed as commander-in-chief:  He didn’t send any help; he let them die.  Then he lied about his failures.
  • He’s failed to protect our diplomats, embassies, and outposts, partly because he appeased Middle Eastern governments by agreeing to use their armed guards and our unarmed security-guard contractors, according to testimony by the Libya Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom, October 10, 2012, before the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform.  (I speculate, the only firefight at the Benghazi consulate happened after Tyrone Woods and the other CIA agents from the Benghazi annex arrived at the consulate.  I speculate, the ambassador died quickly–rather than the reportedly slow death due to prolonged exposure to thick, black smoke–because the ambassador’s head wound had little blood, even though head wounds tend to bleed profusely; and his body was  bluish in color, indicating lack of oxygen but most certainly not someone who’d been exposed to thick, black smoke.)
  • President Obama brags about ending the Iraq War, but he failed to get a status-of-forces agreement, so Iraq’s government is now unstable, and Iraq has become a safe-haven for terrorists.
  • During the Obama presidency, al Qaeda-linked terrorists “successfully” placed a bomb on an American plane (Northwest Airlines flight 253 in December 2009) and murdered at least 17 Americans on U.S. soil (i.e., the Fort Hood massacre, November 5, 2009, which wounded 32 and killed 13; the murders of our U.S. ambassador and three other Americans at our consulate and its annex in Benghazi, Libya, September 11 and 12, 2012).
  • President Obama released 1,000 prisoners to the Iraqi government–even murderers of Americans.  The Iraqi government released all of those prisoners.
  • President Obama has accidentally droned so many civilians that he’s increased anti-American sentiment throughout the Middle East.
  • He legitimized the Taliban and the Muslim Brotherhood, thereby emboldening radical Muslims and weakening secular governments in the Middle East.
  • A holy war was declared against America and Israel in mid-October 2012 by al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahri in response to the bash-Muhammad video (see http://www.theblaze.com/stories/al-qaeda-leader-calls-for-holy-war-against-the-u-s-over-anti-islam-film/ )–thanks to President Obama and his surrogates who became the video’s MadMen ad-men. Their two weeks of free advertising for the video ensured that millions rather than just thousands of people saw or hear about it.  Otherwise, the vast majority of  the Muslim world wouldn’t even know which video al Zawahri was talking about.
  • He failed to protect our diplomats, embassies, and outposts, partly because he appeased Middle Eastern governments by agreeing to use their armed guards and our unarmed security-guard contractors.
  • President Obama considered negotiating directly with Iran which hopes to impact our presidential election because its leaders believe President Obama will let Iran become nuclearized-–just as he let Iran avoid the Arab spring and get our drone technology.  Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently described in a UN speech how perfect the world would have been if the West and Israel had never existed and how that perfect utopia can still be possible if the world will unite against us.
  • President Obama let Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon et al. get our drone technology by not retrieving or destroying our lost drones.
  • By leading from behind, he inadvertently armed radical Islamists while helping rebels overthrow the secular governments, ultimately destabilizing the entire Middle East and northern Africa.  For example, he failed to ensure that NATO troops secured Muammar Gaddafi’s caches of weapons, which were then stolen by militias and al Qaeda-linked terrorists–reminiscent of President George W. Bush’s mistake in Iraq. This spring, Gaddafi’s weapons were used by al Qaeda-linked terrorists to invade northern Mali (see CNN OutFront Erin Burnett’s report http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djhaem3kDIk ). There are questions as to whether our government was involved in the military coup in Mali in March 2012–if not the invasion starting in January 2012–because an American-Malian who’d retired from Africa Microsoft in late December 2011 was appointed as prime minister in April 2012–similar to an American-Libyan being appointed as prime minister of Libya after the death of Gaddafi and another American-Libyan being appointed as prime minister in 2012, although he was reaffirmed the day after the Benghazi terrorist attack, 9/11/12, but then removed a week later. There are questions as to whether some of Gaddafi’s weapons were used to murder four Americans in Benghazi, Libya.There are questions as to whether some of Gaddafi’s weapons were used to murder four Americans in Benghazi, Libya., killing hundreds if not thousands of Malians, creating a humanitarian crisis for more than 1.6 million people, and overthrowing a government that had been northern Africa’s shining light of a stable country with a democratically elected government.  There are even questions as to whether some of Gaddafi’s weapons were used to murder four Americans in Benghazi, Libya; to arm the rebels who began Syria’s civil war; and to arm radical Islamists who’re now destabilizing Nigeria and other areas of northern Africa.
  • President Obama needed eight months to make what should have been the easiest decision of his presidency:  to kill or capture Osama bin Laden.  Because it’s common for terrorist leaders to move periodically to new locations to avoid capture or being killed, we’re fortunate that bin Laden wasn’t long gone by the time Obama decided to give the kill order. The vast majority of Americans would have needed a split second to make that decision.  And at least one Seal Team 6 member has said, our Seals didn’t even need a week to prepare for the assault.
  • He’s the first U.S. President to let China buy our energy assets and risk letting China controlling our energy future, let Russia buy one of our uranium mines, and to have an 82-year-old nun breach a nuclear facility (see http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/sep/29/doe-moves-to-terminate-security-contract-with/ and http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-06/russian-company-gets-wy and http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/what-china-seeks-in-chesapeake-shale-deal/ unlike the Bush Administration which blocked the sale of the California oil company Unocal to China for several years until China gave up (see  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/02/AR2005080200404.html ).
  • He failed to attend 56% of  his intel briefings–an alarming failure that I also noted earlier.
  • As noted above, the Obama White House leaked critical national security secrets, or President Obama prematurely declassified intel.  Such recklessness with our intel will hurt us for decades and result in countless deaths of Americans and our allies.  The leaks from the Church hearings in 1973 got an Athens station chief murdered and prevented us from having the intel to stop the several terrorist attacks from the 1993 WTC bombing to the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, 9/11.  Obama’s leaks already make Watergate look like a silly prank.

Here are a some of the national security leaks due to President Obama’s prematurely declassifying them or due to his White House’s and/or Administration’s leaking secrets in order to brag about a successful operation or to make us less critical of an Obama failure:

  • the details of the large CIA operation in Benghazi, Libya, before the terrorist attacks on September 11 and 12, 2012–thereby altering every government and terrorist in the world to the fact that the Obama Administration may have a large CIA operation in their own countries;
  • the details of sting operations targeting terrorists and terrorist wannabes so that only moron terrorist wannabes in America will fall for their stings;
  • the details that led to the arrest and conviction of the Pakistani  doctor who helped us get Osama bin Laden;
  • the tactics and Special Operations team used to kill Osama bin Laden;
  • details about the informant who prevented the assassination of a Saudi diplomat in Washington, D.C.;
  • details about our two virus attacks on Iran and who’d perpetrated them; and
  • revealing the Azerbaijan airstrip location and timeline for Israel’s first plan of attack on Iran if it continued its nuclear program.

President Obama’s second-term agenda:

  • President Obama plans to let private-equity firms use our pension funds and college endowments to invest in his infrastructure bank and high-leveraged infrastructure projects.  His plan risks bankrupting personal retirement accounts, pension funds, universities, and charities.  Its failure would be far more costly than his investing in bankrupt green companies to bail out his buddies and foreigners and sell those assets cheap to his buddies and to foreigners.
  • President Obama plans to increase the number of high-risk business loans to poor people–similar to the Democrats’ high-risk home-mortgage plan for high-risk borrowers, which ultimately collapsed our housing market and led to the financial crisis of 2008 and our recession of December 2007 to June 2009.  The failure rate of new businesses is 90%. That failure rate likely will be higher if the borrowers aren’t using any of their own money and if they’re not well-prepared to be successful.
  • President Obama’s new regulations on home mortgages in 2013 will kill 3.9 million jobs, 600,000 home sales, and 1 million new housing starts (see CNBC report, 10/26/2012: http://www.cnbc.com/id/49569786 ).
  • President Obama promises to create the one million manufacturing jobs.  But our economy lost 39,000 manufacturing jobs in August-October 2012 and has created no new manufacturing jobs since April, instead losing 8,000 net manufacturing jobs since April (see Bureau of Labor statistics, September 2012: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.htm and today’s ADP jobs report).  Obama complained for four years how hard his job has been to deal with an economy that came of recession in June 2009, less than six months after he entered office.  Therefore, how will he handle an economy that’s heading into the recession caused by his new taxes and regulations in 2013 if he’s re-elected?  I speculate, he won’t.
  • New taxes related to Obamacare will kill at least 700,000 jobs (e.g., http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/10/26/obamas-second-term-agenda-making-obamacares-taxes-spending-and-regulations-permanent/ ).
  • Obamacare will hike healthcare insurance premium costs by as much as 19% in 2013 and end the employer-provided healthcare insurance for at least 50 million Americans (see  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/index.html#/v/1881073451001/obamacare-and-jobs-numbers-according-to-one-ceo/?playlist_id=86925 ).  Furthermore, employer-provided healthcare insurance will be taxed as income of employees, hiking the taxes of families by thousands annually.
  • President Obama will continue to use massive debt to juice our economy and quietly bailout Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA via the Federal Reserve’s buying our debt and mortgage-backed securities that others won’t buy because the Obama Administration has bullied and sued lenders out of the secondary-mortgage market.
  • He’ll continue adding at least $1 trillion in new debt every year–without a plan to balance the budget and pay down our more than $16.2 trillion debt. His promising to use savings from two unpaid-for wars to rebuild America and pay down the debt is like my saying I’ll pay off my debt by using my Visa credit card to pay off what I owe MasterCard, Pay Pal, Home Depot, and Macy’s. Note: Nine days before the election, Obama quit promising to pay down the debt by using the savings from the two unpaid-for wars–reversing his earlier, absurd position.
  • President Obama will continue to redistribute America’s wealth, power, and influence to the world, especially social engineering and nation building in the Middle East and Africa (e.g., Americans were appointed as prime minister to Libya and to Mali after the overthrow of their governments).
  • Obama will sign several United Nations treaties that will give the UN more control over our sovereignty (e.g., give the UN the right to tax our internet usage and financial transactions, determine our gun rights, laws of the sea).
  • He’ll continue to increase arms exports while working with the United Nations to disarm America and Americans.
  • He’ll continue to decommission and sell our warships cheap to foreign militaries, even to China’s nonallies, which antagonizes China.
  • He’ll use more and more of our military budget to pay for newly labeled national security “risks” such as obesity, nutrition, drug addiction, criminals in need of better legal defense funds, counseling, and retraining.
  • President Obama will continue to let consortiums and foreign-owned companies in America export our commodities (e.g.,  gasoline, oil, liquified natural gas, diesel, kerosene, coal, fertilizer, iron ore, copper, etc.–reminiscent of what happens in third-world countries as their corrupt governments relinquish control of their natural resources; cf  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/02/us-exported-more-gasoline-than-imported-last-year/1  and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/us-motorists-gasoline-mexico-outbid-refinery_n_1297527.html ).  Refineries and thousands of gas stations in the United States are now foreign-owned (e.g., Russia’s Lukoil which this summer hiked gas prices to $9.99/gallon; Saudi Arabia’s Motiva Enterprises (cf  http://www.motivaenterprises.com/home/content/motiva/motiva_business/terminals/ ) which operates under the brand name of  its Netherland’s partner Royal Dutch Shell, the only company Obama is allowing to drill off Alaska’s Arctic coast).  While your gas prices were going up, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, for example, were getting three to four tankers of gasoline per month that had been refined here in America (cf http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/25/aramco-gasoline-idUSL5E8CP1IV20120125 ).  Even Japan has cut out the middle man (e.g., Morgan Stanley) by buying at least one natural gas company in America.  What will Obama do when foreign governments ship our energy to their countries for free or well-below market price in order to avoid paying us taxes on our commodities?  What’ll Obama do when foreign governments bring in their own workers rather than hire Americans?  What’ll Obama do when he realizes that foreign governments have 10-year contracts to buy our energy cheap from even American-owned companies, because his anti-fossil fuel agenda has created so much uncertainty in the industry that he’s bankrupted or financially damaged every American-owned natural gas and coal company in the United States since he took office?  Ask yourself, if President Obama is so anti-Wall Street and anti-private equity firms, why’s he letting them take over our energy sectors  (e.g., (http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/carlyle-buys-power-plants-from-goldman/ and  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/02/us-sunoco-carlyle-philadelphia-idUSBRE8610JF20120702 ).
  • President Obama will hike taxes on the middle class, the wealthy, and on businesses, thereby following the playbook of the collapse of the U.S.S.R.–except Russia had oil and natural gas to revive its economy. We won’t, because President Obama has allowed more and more of our energy assets to be owned and controlled by Russia, China, their partners, and consortiums whose investors include Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds.  He’s risked far more than our energy independence. He’s risking our sovereignty.
  • He’ll risk losing or, more likely, lose the reserve-currency status of the U.S. dollar so that countries no longer must use U.S. dollars to buy OPEC oil.  Overnight we will be awash in a tsunami of liquidity as countries dump our dollars and debt.  In other words, a loaf of bread might cost you $2.39 one day, $1,000 the next, and $1 million days later.  (In Bosnia, hyperinflation hiked bread prices to $1 trillion per loaf.)  Such hyperinflation theoretically would let our government inflate its way out of debt.  But millions of Americans would starve, the middle class would be destroyed, and the rich would flee to other countries.  Foreign governments that hold our debt also own land and companies here, so they’re likely to demand debt repayment in hard assets, such as land, companies, energy and mining rights.

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MISCELLANEOUS NOTES, including a list of cites, details about whether President Obama labeled Benghazi as a terrorist attack from the get-go, and a list of questions the media should have asked President Obama before we voted to re-elect him:

LINKS TO MORE INFO:

Timeline of Benghazi terrorist attack, part 1:    http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/1927034653001/v/1913539209001

Timeline of Benghazi terrorist attack,  part 2:  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/1927034653001/v/1913539214001

Smoking gun that President Obama and Secretary of State Hilly Clinton had been warned of the likelihood of an al Qaeda attack in Libya: August 15, 2012, memo warned State Department that al Qaeda and al Qaeda-linked terrorists had training camps in Benghazi, and our consulate needed more security, the consulate could not withstand a coordinated attack by terrorists, and the security situation was trending down:  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/index.html#/v/1937676584001/benghazi-tragedy-foreshadowed/?playlist_id=86925

The memo also is the smoking gun exposing a direct impact of his failing to attend 56% of his intel briefing:  He failed to see to memo, so he didn’t know Benghazi had become too dangerous for our ambassador and his staff.

Timeline of Obama White House and Administration’s changing story:  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/1927034653001/v/1913638017001

CNN OutFront Erin Burnett’s report on President Obama’s and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s misleading us about al Qaeda and Gaddafi’s weapons:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djhaem3kDIk

House Intelligence Chair Rep. Mike Rogers discusses the terrorist attack on our Benghazi consulate and the expansion of al Qaeda terrorists in Middle East  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEfw_4St0jM

House of Representatives’ Committee on Government Oversight and Reform’s hearing on security failures in Benghazi, Libya, October 10, 2012:  http://oversight.house.gov/hearing/the-security-failures-of-benghazi/

State Department documents showing that requests for more security in Benghazi were repeatedly ignored: http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/DEI-to-BHO-10-19-2012-attachments.pdf

NOTE 1:

President Obama didn’t secure the Benghazi crime scene, so how can he say that he wants justice for the victims of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya?  Rather than sending in the Marines to secure the Benghazi crime scene, President Obama chose instead to wait 23 days for the FBI to arrive and collect evidence for only four hours. Because he didn’t bother to secure the crime scene, I speculate, his version of justice will be the deaths of radical Islamists he’d already planned to drone in northern Mali or elsewhere.

NOTE 2:

Some questions that President Obama should answer before Americans decide whether to vote for him:

Are any of the facts we’ve been told about Benghazi terrorist attack true?

Were there any armed American guards at the consulate or were they all Libyan guards (i.e., administration agreed to use Libya’s armed guards and our unarmed security-guard contractors, according to testimony by the Libya Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom, October 10, 2012, before the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform).

Why didn’t President Obama, as commander-in-chief, give the order for a fighter jet to lay down ground fire?

Why has President Obama and his administration misled Americans into thinking the Benghazi terrorist attack should have been handled as a protest and/or hostage situation–rather than the firefight that it was?

Was there even a firefight before Tyrone Woods and the other CIA agents from the Benghazi annex arrived at the consulate?

Was Ambassador Chris Stevens killed from a mortar blast–rather than from smoke inhalation?  As noted above, I speculate, the only firefight at the Benghazi consulate happened after Tyrone Woods and the other CIA agents from the Benghazi annex arrived at the consulate.  I speculate, the ambassador died quickly–rather than the reportedly slow death due to prolonged exposure to thick, black smoke–because the ambassador’s head wound had little blood, even though head wounds tend to bleed profusely; and his body was  bluish in color, indicating lack of oxygen but most certainly not someone who’d been exposed to thick, black smoke.

Furthermore, testimony during the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, October 10, 2012 revealed our government was using unarmed security-guard contractors (e.g., Blue  Mountain) to watch and alert only and using armed Libyan guards and police.  Our government had agreed to those terms set by Gaddafi and, later, the new Libyan government.  Considering we had helped the current Libyan government overthrow Gaffai, the Obama Administration should have renegotiated those terms and ensured the safety of Americans, particularly with the rise of green-on-blue attacks occuring in Afghanistan.

Who concocted the story about the ambassador and others fleeing the smoke by running up to the second floor of the consulate?  Looking at photos of the consulate, I see no second floor.

Why did Ambassador Chris Stevens meet with an”‘embassyless” Turkish diplomat in Benghazi on the night of 9/11/12?  Who was that Turkish diplomat?  Because Libya is so dangerous, the United States had “the last flag flying” in Benghazi, according to Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, October 10, 2012, in testimony before the House’s Committee on Government Oversight & Reform.

Was the meeting with the Turkish diplomat the reason why Ambassador Stevens and his staff had remained in Benghazi rather than returning to Tripoli before the 9/11 anniversary?  Obama Administration has repeatedly asked us to believe that Ambassador Stevens was in Libya for diplomatic reasons and to attend the opening a cultural center in the middle of a kill-Westerners war zone with heavily armed militias and terrorists–which defies logic.

Why did President Obama revert back to the pre-911 Clinton days by using law enforcement rather than our CIA and military to investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi and to question a suspect in Tunisia?

Why did President Obama’s Administration fail to get permission to question a suspected terrorist in Tunisia.  After waiting several weeks for the Administration to act, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham contacted our ambassador Tunisia and, within 48 hours, our FBI was given permission to question the suspect.

What’s happened with the investigation of the murder of the Yemeni investigator who worked for our embassy in there and who was investigating the 9/11/2012 raid on that embassy? http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/11/world/meast/yemen-us-embassy-shooting/index.html and http://yemenfox.net/news_details.php?sid=4550

What’s happened to the investigation of the murder of a CIA agent in Afghanistan, October 17, 2012?   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/17/afghanistan-insider-attack-cia-agent-killed_n_1973171.html

The White House has said, our government didn’t directly supply arms to Syrian rebels.  Did our government indirectly supply weapons to Turkey, which gave them to Syrian rebels and, inadvertently, to radical Islamists?  http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/86927/v/1913235018001

Has our government directly, indirectly, or accidentally supplied weapons to radical Islamists in Syria, Libya, Mali, Afghanistan, Iraq, or anywhere else in the Middle East and/or Africa?  Who, what, when, where, how, and why?

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1904604811001/columnist-white-house-covering-up-weapons-pipeline-in-syria/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/world/middleeast/jihadists-receiving-most-arms-sent-to-syrian-rebels.html?pagewanted=all

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djhaem3kDIk

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/86927/v/1913235018001

Was the Turkish diplomat at the consulate when Sean Smith saw a Libyan guard or police officer taking photographs of the consulate (see  http://todaynewsgazette.com/us-diplomat-killed-in-libya-told-fellow-gamers-he-might-die-tonight/ )?  Who was that Libyan guard or police officer?

Did terrorists attack the consulate in response to an intel leak about the Turkish diplomat and/or Gaddafi’s or our weapons?

The White House that has been mum on details has leaked a story about security-guard contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods being in Benghazi to track down Gaddafi’s weapons.  Another White House story has placed blame on Qatar and Saudi Arabia in case radical Islamists ever use air-to-missile anti-aircraft weapons to shoot down a passenger plane.  The White House had earlier said, it wouldn’t risk arming Syrian rebels (e.g., see  http://www.rappler.com/world/9734-us-won-t-arm-syrian-rebels ) and, more recently, has said that they wouldn’t risk  arming Syrian rebels with MANPADS.

FoxNews has reported that a Libyan ship, al Entisar,  loaded with weapons (including Samm 7s,  RPGs, Russian-made surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles (i.e., man-portable air defense systems or MANPADS)) and some humanitarian supplies, traveled from Libya to the Turkish port of Iskenderun, where the cargo was off-loaded on September 6, 2012 (see http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/videos#p/86927/v/1913235018001 ).  Likely the weapons and humanitarian supplies were then transported overland through the porous border between Turkey and Syria.

Whoever leaked the information originally to The Times of London seems to want us to believe that the weapons, particularly the MANPADS, are from Gaddafi’s caches that were stolen during the Libyan civil war.

Knowing Libya is rife with roving bands of armed criminal groups and terrorists, why did President Obama accept the current Libyan government’s terms that require security-guard contractors, such as Glenn Doherty and Tyrone Woods, to be unarmed  (see testimony of Eric Nordstrom on October 10, 2012, House of Congress, Committee on Government Oversight & Reform).  During the same committee hearing, Nordstrom indicated that higher walls and another six-man team of diplomatic security or contractors would not have made the difference.  But Lt. Col. Andrew Wood said, his 16-member Special Operations team would have saved lives.  Wood repeated the claim during an interview with FoxNews’ Bret Baier that was aired on October 19, 2012.

Are those terms President Obama would’ve accepted for protection of his own daughters?  Given all of the help the Libyan government has received during and after the civil war, surely Gaddafi’s requirement of unarmed American security-guard contractors should have been renegotiated by the Obama Administration.

With the escalating anti-Americanism in the Middle East and the rise of green-on blue-attacks in Afghanistan, why did President Obama risk having armed Middle Eastern guards protect American civilians, such as Ambassador Chris Stephens and Sean Smith, particularly on the anniversary of September 11, 2011.

Is it contradictory to have Americans protected by unarmed Americans and by armed Middle Easterners?  Would President Obama  risk his daughters in such a situation?

Why didn’t President Obama ask for the resignation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she said, she’s responsible for her security officials’ failures to protect our Benghazi outpost and the lives Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods?

Why didn’t President Obama ask for the resignation of National Intelligence Director James Clapper who said, he’s responsible for you and your White House, Administration and campaign lying to Americans for two weeks about the terrorist attack in Benghazi?

Why did President Obama even select James Clapper as  National Intelligence Director, knowing Clapper’s numerous intelligence failures in the past (see for examples http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clapper )?

Considering the intelligence failures by the National Security Council, shouldn’t the CIA Director, David Patraeus, attend the security council’s meetings?

Considering the myriad intel leaks and intel failures in the past two years, has the CIA Director’s health affected his ability to oversee the CIA (see Health Section in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Petraeus )?

How can President Obama trust the intel on Iran’s progress for a nuclear weapon is accurate since his White House and Administration have blamed failed intel for the deaths of four American heroes in Benghazi?

NOTE 3:

Here’s how President Obama misled us about labeling Benghazi “an act of terror”:

During the second presidential debate, President Obama incorrectly said, he’d called Benghazi ”an act of terror” in his September 12, 2012, speech after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya  (see video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCNd5DutF4c ).

Instead, Obama said, ”acts of terror.”  It was 4:17 minutes into the speech, it was the only time he used the word “terror” in his speech, and it was in relation to what he’d said about September 11, 2011 (see video clip  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDANcaPx1xg ).

I believe, Obama intentionally misled us, because the use of “acts of terror” was near the end of his speech, and for the next two weeks, President Obama and his surrogates failed to mention “terror” and instead blamed protesters and the video for the Benghazi attack.

Because President Obama misled us, many Americans still don’t know that September 11, 2012, was the second “successful” terrorist attack on U.S. soil since he took office:  The first was the Fort Hood massacre in which 13 Americans were killed and 32 were wounded by an al Qaeda-linked terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, on November 5, 2009–although the Obama Administration has chosen to label it “workplace violence”  (see http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/Fort-Hood-survivors-victims-families-dispute-workplace-violence-claim-174889771.html ).

By labeling the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence, President Obama has been able to keep his record on terrorist attacks against Americans on U.S. soil unblemished (that is, until the Benghazi terrorist attack although he tried very hard to hide its being a terrorist attack).

But in the process of protecting his record, the President has hurt the victims and their  families, because the “workplace violence” designation means they can’t receive the benefits they’d be entitled to if the massacre had been labeled what it was:  a terrorist attack.

Here’s what President Obama said in his press conference on September 12, 2012, the day after the terrorist attack on our Benghazi consulate.  He uses the word “terror” only once, it’s in reference to 9/11/11, and it’s 4:17 minutes into the speech:

“Yesterday, four of these extraordinary Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi….. Since our founding, America has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject, all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to these types of senseless violence… …brutal acts…

“Of course yesterday was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 911 attacks…. No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation…”

Obama vs Romney: Equal Pay and Immigration Reform

I’ve combined this information with a post on Roe vs. Wade, abortion, and contraception.

That post can be found here:

https://lesliewilliamsz.com/2012/10/28/obama-vs-romney-roe-vs-wade-abortion-contraception-equal-pay-immigration-reform/

Obama vs Romney: Abortion

I’ve combined this information with a post on equal pay, immigration reform, Roe vs. Wade, and contraception.

That post can be found here:

https://lesliewilliamsz.com/2012/10/28/obama-vs-romney-roe-vs-wade-abortion-contraception-equal-pay-immigration-reform/

Obama didn’t save auto industry; Romney never said, “let Detroit go bankrupt”

Most Americans believe the lies–Obama saved the auto industry, and Romney said, “let Detroit go bankrupt”–because our mainstream media act more like President Obama’s PR team than as reporters who’ve been entrusted to expose incompetence and corruption in society and government.

President Obama and his surrogates have told those lies hundreds if not thousands of times, so most Americans now believe they’re true.

Reporters should have exposed those lies.

Americans have the right to know, President Bush and, later, President Obama bailed out two car companies, GM and Chrysler (see footnote 2), so Obama didn’t save the auto industry.

Americans should know, Chrysler is now an Italian car company–not the American success story that Obama has bragged about.

And GM may go bankrupt again or be bought by China  (see GM and Chrysler timelines in https://lesliewilliamsz.com/2012/11/06/chrysler-gm-and-two-little-ads-that-finally-exposed-obamas-lies/ ).

We should know, President Obama ultimately did let GM and Chrysler go bankrupt after they’d been bailed out twice, once in fall 2008 by Bush and again in January 2009 by Obama.

We have the right to know, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” is the title that a dishonest editor put on Mitt Romney’s op-ed about how to save the auto industry by using managed bankruptcies to reduce GM’s and Chrysler’s debt load and by using government-loan guarantees to stabilize the primary and secondary industries and to reassure buyers and investors.

We should know, President Obama’s version of managed bankruptcy left GM debt heavy, less likely to succeed, and favored Obama’s campaign donors and rich Americans:

  •  enriched the United Auto Workers Union, which has donated tens of millions of dollars to Obama’s campaign ( e.g., Obama gave UAW a 55% stake in bailed-out Chrysler ( http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/autos/2009-05-03-uaw-chrysler_N.htm ) and then sold the stake to Italy’s Fiat);
  • wiped out some workers’ pensions (e.g., Delphi);
  • wiped out bondholders so that investors are now less likely to buy corporate debt (especially GM’s);
  • cost taxpayers more than $50 billion just to bail out GM;
  • cost us $24,000 per car for the fourth auto bailout ( i.e., Cash for Clunkers; see footnote 3 & http://money.cnn.com/2009/10/28/autos/clunkers_analysis/index.htm  );
  • cost us $7,500 to $10,000 per car sold (i.e., rebates for the rich to buy cars that they can afford without taxpayer help).

Most Americans would be shocked to learn how little we’ve benefitted from the tens of billions of tax dollars spent on the bailouts.

The Obama Administration’s own statistics reveal that only 400 auto-related jobs have been created in Ohio as the result of Obama’s “saving” two car companies (see Ohio’s Governor John Kasich on MEET THE PRESS, 10/28/2012).  About 1,800 jobs were added at an auto plant in Belvidere, Illinois, at the cost of $60 million in tax breaks and the $1.3 billion Chrysler didn’t repay taxpayers.

Unfortunately, few Americans will be shocked much less upset by anything President Obama does, because the mainstream media won’t report anything negative about him–at least not until after he’s re-elected.

Perhaps it’s time that Americans have a serious conversation about how much the media benefits from the billions being spent on elections, especially when their candidates win.

In the meantime, we can expose the lies, demand corrections, and boycott the media that help politicians lie to us.

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Footnote 1:  For the past four years, President Obama often has taken credit for others’ successes while refusing to take responsibility for his own failures.

Footnote 2:  Since the fall of 2008, there have been five auto bailouts:  Bush’s bailout in fall 2008, Obama’s $20 billion bailout in January 2009, Obama’s managed bankruptcies of GM and Chrysler in spring 2009; Cash for Clunkers in 2009, and myriad rebates for rich folks who could afford to buy their own damned cars without rebates in 2009-12.

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