Saturday, February 28, 2015

How We Ripped You Off With Inflation Part II

Saving up for a new car, home improvement, or college for your children? Have you noticed you’re not making much progress against rising prices? That’s because we tax those savings of yours. Heavily. No, not just the interest, but each and every individual dollar you own. Better rev up your savings plan.
When we at the government decide to print some money to spend we increase the total number of dollars that exist. Supply and demand dictate that when you increase the quantity of anything, its value goes down. Those new dollars that we print and spend get 100% of their value from demand for dollars that already exist, including your dollars. A little bit of the demand for the dollars in your savings migrates from your dollars to our new dollars, and with that demand goes value. Your dollars lose value, ours gain value. You’re none the wiser. If we print and spend enough money to increase the total number of dollars in circulation by 5%, your dollars will, in time, lose 5% of their value. You see this in the form of higher prices, or inflation, as businesses need 5% more dollars to pay their suppliers, rent, etc., and they pass on the higher costs to you. See the graph near the top of this page to see how much money our partners at the Federal Reserve have created for us to spend and add to circulation lately. Don’t worry, it can take a few years for our new dollars to work their way into circulation and erode the value of your cash. For us, the benefit is immediate!!
Now, if you have bonds, savings, certificates of deposits, money market accounts, tax lien certificates, or ANY other financial instrument with a fixed dollar value, it will lose value. Your annuity, pension, or other fixed income instrument may never fail to pay you the amount intended, but whether or not that monthly amount comfortably covers your monthly expenses or barely gets you through two weeks is another question. That is why counterfeiting (for anyone besides us) is illegal. Only we at the government are allowed to steal the value of your property. We at the government have printed quite a bit of money lately (see above link).
We sell our own treasury debt to you people, taking your money from you while you smile. Of course we’ll pay you back, but in the mean time we’ll print up some money. The dollars we pay you back with will be worth less, maybe much less than the dollars we took from you. This is usually true even after you add in the interest you collected. By the way, we may decide you owe us income tax on that interest.
We tax you heavily by printing money, or “quantitative easing,” as we have come to call it to hide what we are really doing. Jonny’s never going to college; you cannot save fast enough to keep up with the rising tuition costs we cause. You’re not going to beat our stealth taxation. We do, however, enjoy taking his tuition money, so by all means please keep trying. Can I offer you some risk free Treasury Bills??

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
- Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, January 31, 2015

How We Ripped You Off With Inflation Part I

Don’t worry; inflation over the last 10 years has been very low, according to our official government numbers. Yes, it is true; we have tinkered with the formula we use to come up with the ultra low inflation rate over the years. We actually started making small changes to our method of calculating inflation around 1980. We found that if we manipulated and substituted certain figures like the price increase in food and energy (including gasoline), we could produce a much lower inflation figure!!! Note the comparison between the inflation rates we at the government published vs. the inflation rates over the same time period using the original formula from 1980. It’s made us all kinds of your money.
Why would we do this? How do we make money doing this? Well, for one, all of you people on Social Security, your benefits are pegged to inflation. If we say inflation is 2%, but it is actually 6%, you only get one third of the raise you should be getting. We get away with giving you a smaller raise every year, and the cumulative effect of this since 1980 is that you should be getting at least double what you are getting now. Consider it a 50% tax paid to us on top of the tax we already subject you to. Are you on welfare, unemployment, or some other entitlement program? Same story, you get a smaller raise each year and we keep the difference.
Now consider those of you paying Social Security or income tax to us. The tax brackets are adjusted for inflation every year. If inflation is 4%, but we decide to figure it at 2%, guess what? We only adjust them upwards by 2%, and many more of you move up into higher tax brackets. The cumulative effect of this since 1980 is mountains of your money for us that we were never meant to have.
Do you have something to sell, a stock, or maybe a property that you have held onto for many years? Is it more valuable than when you bought it? Let’s say you bought it in 2000, and sold it in 2010 for a 20% capital “gain,’ or 20% more dollars than your purchase price. As shown at the site above, the true inflation rate was about 60% from 2000 to 2010, but our published inflation rate was roughly 30% for the same time period. Had the value of your asset not changed, it would be worth 60% more dollars, but its value actually dropped, it just didn’t drop as fast as money. Despite this real loss of value, we assign a capital gains tax you. Our law demands that you pay us tax on your “gain,” that is in reality a loss – a loss even when using our own phony inflation figures!! We don’t care if you are paying capital gains tax on your losses. We will still take our cut from you. It doesn’t matter if many other countries allow their citizens to subtract inflation from capital gains, we do not, and we will not. Imagine how much money we have made over the years!! Imagine how much we could make if we printed money even faster (causing higher inflation) while keeping the official inflation rate very low!  See how much you thought you made but didn't!!
What we get is more of your money, and what you get is less of our money.
Yes, our partners at the Federal Reserve have printed us a lot of money lately. This is how we funded the recent bailouts. See the Federal Reserves own chart showing the monetary base over time near the top of this site. When this money works its way into circulation and manifests its extraordinary inflationary effects, think of us, and how much more of your money we’ll be making.
No, the Ron Paul types will not stop us. Too many of you don't even realize what we are doing, much less how to protect yourselves. The duping and fleecing of you Americans is laughably easy; it's become our hobby.

"Permit me to control the currency of a nation and I care not who makes its laws"
- Baron De Rothschild, brainchild of the Federal Reserve Bank.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Welcome to the Party of Government, the Only Political Party in the USA

You think you have a choice, Democrat or Republican. They are entirely different, are they not? Democrats want to raise government revenue by raising tax rates, thus increasing tax revenue by targeting the most prosperous. They want to redistribute these funds back into the USA in the form of services like education, social services, corporate bailouts, infrastructure, the war in Afghanistan, and other projects. This is completely different from Republicans. The GOP wants to raise taxes by lowering tax rates, broadening the tax base, and growing the economy. Republicans want to redistribute these funds back into the USA in the form of services like education, social services, corporate bailouts, infrastructure, wars, and other projects. Democrats want to focus on controlling the way you do business, and how you spend your money by regulating most industries. Republicans focus on passing laws focused on controlling your personal lives, such as laws against placing unauthorized substances in your bodies. Both parties support the taking of control over your lives from you and granting it to us at the government. Both parties support the taking of increasing amounts of money from you people for our purposes; they only differ on the method. A vote for one of the two parties is a vote for bigger, stronger government. You only get to choose the method of growth, or the method by which we further erode your freedoms.

Consider one of your recent presidential elections. The fact that McCain and Obama had remarkably similar Senate voting records is a strong indicator of the similarities between each party’s nominee. Any review of recent history will indicate that Obama’s behavior in office increasingly resembles that of his predecessor. Do you really think McCain would have been all that different? McCain and Obama’s primary difference began and ended in their rhetoric. 

What this boils down to is each party selling you Americans different justifications to reach the same end. Our end. That way people of different political views will vote for and enthusiastically support causes that benefit us. It is a rather brilliant strategy. The USSR attempted to run elections within an overtly single party state, and they failed. There's an old corporate trick of marketing the same product under different brand names to appeal to different markets; GM has mastered this and simultaneously capitalized on several different consumer bases. The not-so-obvious-merging-of-the-two-parties method we at the US Federal Government are currently employing is working even better; we in Government have made both political parties our two primary marketing arms, harnessing support from persons of all different views and focusing it on us, entirely for our greater empowerment.  You have no real choice among candidates other than to support our agenda at the Government, and you people are too stupid to realize it.  Keep on fighting with those in the other party; it keeps you people motivated and ultimately fighting for us, and donate your time and $ to us.

You Americans are left with just one party; the party of government. The Government Party supports an ever increasing Federal Government in terms of function, size, revenue, and power exercised over the US civilian population. We may say otherwise, but actions speak louder than words.

Now you know why nothing ever changes no matter who you people elect. Our man always wins.

A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy — "A republic," replied the Doctor, "if you can keep it."
- Anonymous, from Farrand's Records of the Federal Convention of 1787

Sunday, December 7, 2014

We Put You Right Back Into The Caste System Your Ancestors Fled

Your ascendants left England to, among other reasons, escape the caste system. Your ascendants were locked into a system in which there was no upward mobility. They were stuck as peasants in a system that considered them inferior and did not recognize their rights as human beings, but instead assigned them limited privileges based on their low caste. The severity of a crime was determined by not just by the crime itself, but by the difference in caste between the offender and offended. Guess what; we put you back into a caste system here in the USA, and you didn’t even notice.
You don’t believe me? Consider assault. 

Assault is a crime. We at the government usually choose to enforce laws against assaulting US citizens, although assault against a person higher up in the caste system is prosecuted much more aggressively. Commit assault against a police officer or other government employee, and we will show you exactly how aggressively we enforce the law and prosecute those who commit crimes against us. Our new royalty, those persons holding or who have held high public offices, often enjoy the protection of law enforcement personnel who exist entirely to protect their cast. Look up the many laws against assaulting government employees and see how broadly “assault” is defined.

Now, consider assault against a citizen by a police officer. The vast majority of police brutality cases are never prosecuted because the prosecution, or government, tends to favor its own government people which includes police officers. We have a legal system in place which exempts police officers from what would normally be considered an unprovoked violent assault. “Roughing up” a suspect during an arrest is even encouraged at times. We at the government tend to be one big happy family, and family is always loyal to family.

The caste system in the USA is as follows:

1st caste: Politicians and political appointees. They enjoy the
highest degree of legal protection and privilege for life.

2nd caste: Government employees. They generally live
comfortable lives with secure lifetime income at the
expense of the 3rd caste. They also enjoy significant
legal protection.

3rd caste: US private citizens. This is the labor caste. Their work
is responsible for all economic productivity. Every other caste is
dependent on the taxes extorted from the private citizens.  We 
permit them to keep a portion of their income to keep them 
motivated to work hard for us.

4th caste: Inmates. This consists almost entirely of members
of the 3rd caste who were demoted by members of the 2nd caste
acting under the laws made by the 1st caste.

You have been conditioned by us to accept the above terms. Imagine how you would react to seeing a fleeing person suspected of theft tackled on pavement and placed forcefully under arrest. Now imagine your reaction if the arresting person was a Wal-Mart employee tackling and restraining someone he thought was a shop lifter. Your government given bias allows the police officer to “do his job,” but you would never allow one of your own to do the same. You hardly blink an eye when the first caste is permitted to bypass our TSA screening process, or mismanage vast sums of public funds without consequence. Welcome to the caste system. You know your place and you fit right in.
Did you know your president is now permitted to assassinate human beings at will? That’s right, the days of the King’s ability to arbitrarily kill you are back. He is free to order the deaths of US Citizens at his sole discretion, without a conviction, due process, or even an accusation. Even us down here in the 2nd caste are free to violently beat our 3rd caste wives with minimal interference. Your constitution cannot protect you.

History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened.
- Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, Circa 1774

Sunday, November 16, 2014

We Federal Employees Are Worth Double What You Are Worth

It is true, we Federal Employees are worth much more than you, and that is why you pay us TWO TIMES what you private sector government subjects are paid. Numbers don’t lie. Take a look at our superior and well earned benefits and retirement packages. The laws we have made cause you to be irrevocably obligated to pay us for the invaluable services we perform, or else. 

Whether you admit it or not, that is what motivates you subjugated people in the "land of the free" to pay us. The truth may be that the only real service we sell you is allowing you to keep whatever portion of your income we permit, your belongings, and not confining you to a federal prison. You people consider our services so invaluable that most of you believe you owe us a debt of gratitude and loyalty on top of your hard earned money. You even pay us through wage withholding, allowing us to take your money before you ever receive it. Wage withholding effectively promotes us above all your other financial priorities, even above feeding you own children. We appreciate the gratitude you express to us for the services we provide, it’s what keeps us in power over you. We keep you working hard for us.

A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Lafayette, 1823

Saturday, November 8, 2014

We Are Exempt From Your Morality

Knock, knock, knock on your front door (should we decide to give you the courtesy of a knock), then we break down the door and come in like a sudden flood, using lethal force on anyone who resists, often killing the family pet should he dare to bark at us. Using physical force and the threat of violence we quickly subdue the occupants of the house and take them off to jail.

Ordinary citizens are not permitted by law or the culture to resort to violence in response to a non violent act, but you have no problem with us doing so. We have slowly increased this practice over the decades, effectively conditioning you to reject the idea that our thuggish behavior is thuggish. We have your respect and gratitude as we drag a person suspected of placing a substance in his body that we do not approve of off to jail. 

You recently elected a man who helped create a law that now forces every American resident to become a customer of the Medical Insurance industry, or carry a government health insurance plan. This law is such that you must choose between being a customer of one of the governments chosen business, or paying heavy fines and potentially going to prison. Judging by the lack of resistance from you, you have no problem with us fining and imprisoning you for not purchasing services as we direct. 

Imagine if a satellite television provider tried this. Imagine if they fined, and, in severe cases kidnapped and placed in their private jail persons who refused to sign up for their service. You people would consider this a very serious crime, and beg us to rescue you, but when we do exactly the same to you you don’t give it a second thought. Many of you even cheer us on.

You are ok accepting abuses like this from us at the government. You have been conditioned to believe that normal morality which forbids violence, extortion, and requires general respect for another adults ability to make their own decisions does not apply to us. You frown heavily on the participant in a conflict who is the first to sink so low as to become violent, unless that first person is one of us. You have no problem with our violent responses to non violent crimes in which our victims are in no way a threat to public safety, and you do not even allow your own citizens the right to resist us. The exemption from ordinary right vs. wrong moral judgments makes it so much easier to control you people in “the land of the free.”

"(terror means) killing and robbery and coercion by people who do not have state authority and go beyond national borders".
- Bill Clinton

What country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.
– Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, November 2, 2014

"Tax the Rich, Corporations, and ..." You people always fall for that one.

“The IRS is there to help us, it enables the government to give money to poor people who need it more than rich people and corporations.”

That’s right, go on believing that when we take your hard earned money it is just like donating to charity. You can sleep well believing that you are a good person for paying your "fair" share, for being good little Americans beaten into submission by IRS employees. Never mind the fact that Congress always allows sufficient loopholes for themselves and the rest of the super rich, effectively lowering or eliminating their taxes. Look the other way when we continue expanding the definition of "rich" to include more and more of you, until everybody with full time work is rich and forced to pay us as we deem appropriate. Never even consider that taxes actually cause much more harm than good to all economic classes; this is all just extremist propaganda.

According to Dr. Dale Jorgenson, chairman of the Harvard Economics Department, an average of 22 percent of the price of consumer goods and services represents the costs of federal taxes and tax compliance costs paid by producers and suppliers in the process of making the product. Ultimately these costs are passed on to and paid by the consumer in the form of higher prices. We know from basic economics that once a cost is removed industry wide, competition will push the price down by the amount of the removed cost in a very short time. The net result of eliminating federal taxes would be a nation wide across the board drop in consumer prices by about 22%. This would in effect give the poor a 22% raise, or more for those earning enough to pay income tax. 

What we have helped you forget is that there is only 1 taxpayer, the US economy. Taxing the economy, be it the rich, the corporations, or anybody else harms every member of that economy one way or another.

“But what about the government!?!?” you ask as we marvel at how well we trained you good little americans to look out for us. Even as we extort money from you to further fund our infringement of the freedoms you people fought for your concern is still for us. Like the woman who not only returns to, but defends her abusive "lover."

Without an individual or income tax or social security taxes the budget could be balanced with current revenue levels from other sources if the government were reduced in size to where it was in the 1970s. Current revenue from the gasoline, alcohol, tobacco taxes, and other sources would be enough to fund all federal services as they were in 1972 with a small surplus. Yes, 1972 was prior to the fall of the USSR. Subtract the mile high USSR induced portion of the defense budget and you just might account for inflation between 72 and the present.  If you leave social security in place you can fund government at roughly 1990 levels.  Don't worry, we in government will always ensure we take enough of your resources to continually increase the level of policing you people are subject to; we will never again give you the freedom you had in the 70's and 80's.

In addition, if the working poor were given the opportunity to opt out of social security, they would have an additional 6.2% in savings, increasing the total savings rate to 28%. Rest assured, we will do everything with the power we took from you to make sure you are never given the opportunity to vote for such Ron Paul types.

Know that Dr. Dale Jorgenson will be paying his “fair” share of income tax until the day he dies.

“The best way to put more money in people's wallets is to leave it there in the first place.”
- Edwin Feulner

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