Archive for December 3rd, 2010

TSABLOG.COM

I guess there’s no better way to combat the truth than to set up your own propaganda site. You know it’s pretty bad for TSA when they have to resort to this.

Anyway, go on over and jump right in. I’m sure they welcome the opportunity for the public to keep an eye on their efforts to distort the truth. Have fun!

Dear Mr. XXXXX,

Thank you for contacting me to express your support for ending taxpayer
funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the CPB. I
appreciate your thoughts and agree with you on the importance of this
topic.

As you may know, The CPB, parent company of NPR and PBS, was originally
incorporated in 1967 to provide additional options for the very limited
programming outlets, and it received approximately $5 million in
subsidies a year. Today taxpayer support exceeds $400 million a year,
despite the fact consumers now have access to hundreds of programming
options through digital over-the-air broadcasts, cable and satellite TV,
and the internet. In light of the exponentially expanding programming
options, the mission of the CPB is no longer relevant.

Additionally, the CPB was begun with the imperative to adhere to
“objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a
controversial nature,” a criteria long broadly in question, particularly
in light of the recent firing of Juan Williams.  In order to prevent
taxpayer dollars from subsidizing enterprises that can stand on their
own, and to end any government involvement in questions of “objectivity
and balance,” I have joined Sen. Tom Coburn in introducing legislation
that will end the CPB’s federal funding in 2012, as soon as their
currently prefunded amounts run out.

With our nation drowning in debt, we need look no further for a good
opportunity to end needless taxpayer subsidies than those given to
public broadcasting, a plan highlighted by the recent recommendations by
President Obama’s deficit commission.

Please rest assured that I keep your thoughts in mind as Congress
continues to discuss issues of fiscal responsibility. It is an honor to
serve you and the state of South Carolina, and please feel free to
contact me in the future with any issues important to you or your
family.

Sincerely,

Jim DeMint
United States Senator

As reported from businessweek.com this week:

Monetary Policy: Fed Critic Ron Paul’s Power Play describes the aspirations of Ron Paul to be elected to the House panel on monetary policy and efforts of the Neo-cons to keep him from it. Ron Paul is probably the greatest Statesman in the U.S. Congress. His foundation in politics is based on sound Constitutional principles. Unfortunately, that doesn’t sit well with moneyed-interest career politicians that are hell bent on rendering Congress irrelevant.  Seeing that the voice of government is supposed to originate from the people, this line of Congressional dereliction basically eliminates the peoples ability to effect changes in Washington. As Dr. Paul and other liberty-loving Americans continue to get marginalized by the corrupt GOP machine, it does so at its own peril. This article is just another example of Washington’s obfuscating political dinosaurs trying to play defense for the financial, corporate, and political elite.

Retiring New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, one of the Federal Reserve’s most stalwart Republican supporters, showed up for a meeting at the central bank in November bearing a surprising gift: a box of End the Fed books. As he handed out the 2009 best seller by Representative Ron Paul, a longtime Fed critic, Gregg told the gathering it would be worth reading to see what the other side is plotting.

Gregg reveals what many of us have always suspected: The Federal Reserve is not on the side of average Americans. The Federal Reserve is an unaccountable quasi-governmental agency that, while claiming a mandate to produce employment and fight inflationary/deflationary cycles, operates primarily to benefit its members and other moneyed interests around the globe.

…landing the chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee panel that oversees monetary policy—a job that will give him the power to push legislation reining in the central bank and to haul Fed governors up to Capitol Hill for hearings.

The claim that politicizing the Fed would be detrimental to monetary policy by allowing partisan politics to leech into policy issues is a bogus claim. The people have spoken and want to know how the Fed is actually undermining American citizens’ economic interest for the benefit of of their member banks, large corporations, and other countries’ Central Banks.

The prospect has Wall Street, Fed officials, and even Republican House leaders worried that Paul’s agenda could roil the markets and make a mockery of the U.S. financial system…Officials at several major banks have privately raised concerns with Republican leaders that, by allowing Paul to become a chairman, his radical views would gain legitimacy, according to three bank lobbyists.

What they really mean is they don’t want people to realize how the Fed has gamed the U.S. financial system and show that the banking system in the U.S. is barely solvent and is being propped up to instill consumer confidence. If the people knew the real situation of our corrupt banking system, they would demand changes to allow for more accountability and transparency. They would probably demand a new system of banking or perhaps demand that competing currencies be allowed in the U.S. to take away the monopoly the Fed has on our money supply.

If he gets the subcommittee gavel, Paul says he plans a thorough review of Fed policy.

I think Ron Paul could make more progress on this issue than anyone, but still would have to overcome Fed stonewalling to avail itself for requested data. Remember what roadblocks they have erected regarding numerous FOIA requests they fail to comply with in order to keep their operations’ information secret.

“There has been a politically cozy relationship between Congress and the Federal Reserve,” he says. That includes past efforts to keep him from heading the subcommittee. “Republican leadership, with the Fed’s influence, has been working to keep me away from this for a long time.

Hopefully, as more of the Neo-Con, Fed apologists type political figures get fired and replaced by Statesmen, the roadblocks consistently thrown at Paul will be torn down and Americans will see how corrupt our banking system is.

Five GOP leadership aides, speaking anonymously because a decision isn’t final, say incoming House Speaker John Boehner has discussed ways to prevent Paul from becoming chairman…

There is not much to explain here except that, “the beat goes on”-“same as it ever was” days of Congressional corruption will come to an end. Maybe it will take a couple of extra election cycles to remove these Congressional traitors, but it will get done. These non-Statesman, career politicians all need to go, so keep shining the light on the dark side of the Congressional aisle and eventually the rats will have no where to run but for the exits.

Boehner is your typical country club-minded elitist trash that needs to be thrown to the curb. Please help clean this litter from our Congressional halls.