Posts Tagged ‘Barney Frank’

Just when I think American economists and politicians have the slightest clue about the most basic facts of world affairs, international trade, or the nature of money, I am reminded yet again of the hypocrisy of this financial and social abyss toward which America is heading in the pecking order of the New World Order.

The U.S. government owns the banks and the car industry.  It sets the rules, makes them up as it goes along and has control over the money supply.  It apparently has no oversight as the Fed in May tap danced around the missing  NINE TRILLION DOLLARS that we could sure use about now. 

Say nothing of main stream media whose focus on the deaths of Michael Jackson is a slap in the face. Icon, perhaps but a role model-hardly. What about all the dead soldiers from U.S. Wars and the one’s breathing  in over 130 foreign countries?  No views of them in the nightly news.

No worries though, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), Chairman of the Financial Services Committee, introduced legislation decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level again. If passed, the legislation would eliminate criminal penalties for possessing 100 grams or less of marijuana for personal use.  Not to be outdone, San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano announced the introduction of a bill to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol in the state of California.  Yippee,  another government owned industry!  Obama just signed a huge tax increase on tobacco, I can only image the tax on a joint.

“The Ammiano legislation would create a regulatory structure for that market similar to that for beer, wine and liquor: it would regulate taxed sales to adults while barring sales to or possession by those under 21. Estimated annual revenue from fees and sales and excise taxes under the proposed regulations runs into the billions of dollars.http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/pressroom/pressrelease/pr022309b.cfm

Maybe the U.S. Government can subsidizes pot growers like it does cotton, corn, soybean and other farming industries with my tax dollars.  Maybe we can trade it on the commodities exchange and all the traders can get a little profit too.  I wonder what currency it will trade-  USD, Amero, Acmetal, Euro…? 

The rest of the world is focusing on a new reserve currency in the New World Order and we focus on legalizing pot and subsidizing farmers in Afghanistan. As of the 111th Congress, Frank is also advocating a 25 percent reduction in the overall Military budget of the United States.

The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/27/us-announces-shift-in-afg_n_221826.html says that “The United States has announced a new drug policy for opium-rich Afghanistan, saying it was phasing out funding for eradication programs while significantly increasing its funding for alternate crop and drug interdiction efforts. The War on drugs in the U.S has thousands in prison for drugs with our failing policies here, and we are expected to believe that sending millions there will be a deterrent?  I still have that little island in the desert for sale if anyone is interested.

Last week when leaders of the so-called BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) held their first summit.  The BRIC countries comprise 15 per cent of the world economy, 40 per cent of global currency reserves and half the world’s population.  The governments of BRIC and must be laughing like they were smoking marijuana and injecting heroin at America.  Our elected officials focus on legalizing pot rather than be bothered with the cumbersome announcement from Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that the U.S dollar is on notice.

“The artificially maintained unipolar system”, he lectured, is based on “one big centre of consumption, financed by a growing deficit and … one formerly strong reserve currency.” At the root of the global financial crisis, he concluded, is that the US makes too little and spends too much.   “The summit must create the conditions for a fairer world order.” …The BRICs have put the US dollar on notice, and are already finding alternatives as a means of clearing accounts. Medvedev called for the IMF to include the Russian ruble and the Chinese yuan in the basket of currencies used to value its financial products. But that is just for starters. Chinese Central Bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan says the goal is now to create a reserve currency “that is disconnected from individual nations.”sourced at  http://dprogram.net/2009/06/24/a-new-world-is-being-born-one-without-the-us-dollar-greasing-the-wheels-of-commerce/

China, known for it’s Human Rights violations says, “It is a common wish of people of all countries to solve the drug problem as soon as possible and to build this planet into a healthy, civilized, happy and beautiful world.” http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/zt/mzpkz/t36387.htm   “Those convicted of drug-related crimes in China face harsh penalties, in some cases capital punishment. Drug abusers and addicts must undergo rehabilitation at police-run facilities or labor camps. Reformers are attempting to introduce community-based treatment approaches to a system dominated by zero tolerance.”http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/law/countries/law_china.shtml 

Apparently, the perceptions of a dead American dollar and a dead American soldier can be overcome by getting stoned on government subsidized Marijuana and Opium in The Obama Administration. 

Changes I don’t want to believe in….

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President Obama, regarding government contracts said that his administration will stop outsourcing to private contractors many services that should be performed by government employees.  Again, making the government bigger at the expense of the private sector. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/04/obama-pledge-cut-government-waste/100days/

No matter how big the government gets, individuals do matter, even in Obamatimes.  It is the private sector that has spurned capitalism, it is the Obama administration that is relinquishing and further eroding free market economics.  Admitting that he is not following the daily” fluctuations” and concerns on Wall Street while millions loose their house, savings, jobs and shirts is ludicrous

Bush’s economic policies were holding their own ground until he was faced with Barney Frank’s Frannie/Freddie and the mortgage crisis that was helped in part by Obama’s ACORN, and he lost his marbles with an idiotic statement like, “I had to abandon free market principles to save the free market.”   Oh, President Bush, you broke my heart.

I recall it was President Bill Clinton era Federal regulations that set up the housing crisis that started this slide.  Most certainly every single member of Congress is responsible for allowing to ignore it.

Every time someone in the Obama administration opens their mouth regarding fiscal policy, the markets tank-so shut up already.  Obama made the commitment with more bailouts, and budgets lined with more pork continuing to ignore his own campaign promises.  

While Blagojevich and Burris have been found guilty in the court of public opinion, we can look back and see Obama himself was and is well versed in performing the quid pro quo and pork he has promised to eliminate. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0705030035may03,0,3860794.story  “”My philosophy was that, if money was being distributed, then it would be inappropriate for me to not get my share for my district.”

Our president, who seemingly is so set on having the government responsible for every detail of our lives has forgotten that you don’t need to have a “citizen army” or “citizen service” in order to get something done.  That “All communities to build upon the strength of our nation’s diversity of ideas, experience, and perspectives as we unite to serve. WE ARE READY to meet the challenges of our time. We are ready to do our part in America’s timeless quest for a more perfect union, and I am ready to begin now by adding my name to this Declaration,” reads more like a sign up sheet to join the Nazi Party than it does to offer a lending hand to our country. http://www.bethechangeaction.org/pledge/sign  Why anyone signs this pledge is beyond me.  Plenty of people volunteer without signing a pledge from Obama. 

Amazingly, it is our tax dollars that are funding a ton of national service with a hefty budget.  http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/budget/index.asp  Check out http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/ 

I am not completely heartless and actually do volunteer and make donations- which I think are no longer tax deductible under Obama.  Anyways, a few years ago a dear friend of ours prepared to celebrate her milestone 40th birthday on March 4th.  “I wondered what legacy, a simple woman like me with no fame, no wealth and no children, could leave. ”  In response to this, she looked to where her fortunes does lie – within dear friends and family scattered across the country, and asked all to help create a shared legacy.  To collectively, open our eyes and really LOOK at those around us…and to reach out in kindness.  The tradition continues this year, as it will for many years ahead.  Until we don’t need reminded to slow down and care for our neighbors.

She challenges each of us, on March 4th, to March Forth into your communities and give of yourselves.  So, dear friends, March Forth into your communities — act, commit, speak up, reach out, donate, give of yourself.  Learn more by following her new blog http://wemarch4th.blogspot.com/ or check out the original website at http://MarchForth.us to see how people have lived The March in past years. 

Remember, you don’t have to organize any big outings or large donations.  You don’t have to sign on the dotted line to be an Obama Community Organizer,  join the Army or commit to National Service to do something nice for someone else.  No matter whom you voted for, the date March 4th is used to pause from our busy schedules to remember that we are indeed part of a larger family and community. 
The site says, “March 4th is more than just a day…it’s our legacy.”  The Obama administration is more than just four years…it could be the legacy that destroys democracy with complete reliance on hand outs from government, rather than the willing hand of a neighbor.  
One individual person made a difference to come up with March Forth on March fourth.  It might be that Hillary Clinton was right in saying, “It takes a village.”  It shouldn’t take a government.

You might also want to check out March Forth Day from Gevity who gives all employees the day off to run errands for your soul. It is not a personal day, it’s a personal fulfillment day!

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