Tags: The Federal Reserve

Blast from the Past: Harry Reid Claimed Income Taxes are “Voluntary”

With Harry Reid in deep negotiations with crony Republican fraud Mitch McConnell, the American public is surely in the process of getting royally screwed once again. Thus, it seems like an appropriate time to revisit an interview in which Mr. Reid claimed on camera that income taxes are “voluntary.” He must have accidentally described the way members of Congress view taxes, you know kind of like how they view insider trading. 

As you watch, try not to get too distracted by Jan Helfeld’s tie. Where can you even buy something like that?!

Silver Circle: An Excellent New Movie

When I originally heard about the idea of a animated movie on silver and The Federal Reserve I was highly skeptical.  While I applaud all efforts to spread the word about honest money and the corrupt practices of Central Banks, the odds of making an impactful, enjoyable film on these topics seemed quite low to me.  Nevertheless, a mutual friend of mine out here in Colorado insisted I check it out, and so with muted enthusiasm I attended the Boulder screening.

There’s nothing better than being pleasantly surprised, and in this case I was simply stunned by how much I liked it.  The characters were highly developed and complex, and the storyline powerful and unfortunately believable.  I cared about fate of these animated characters and felt emotional swings I didn’t anticipate.  It was completely apparent while watching it how much time, energy and passion was put into this project.

The next showing in a major city is in Nashville, Tennessee and then it comes out on iTunes July 1st.  I strongly endorse this film and I am receiving absolutely zero compensation, financial or otherwise in return for my support.

Check out the trailer below and the link to the movie’s official website.



“Favorable” Opinion of the Federal Government Plunges to a Record Low of 28%

I have highlighted these polls in the past due to the fact that when support for the Federal government plunges to these sorts of levels you have a recipe for serious social problems. The worst part is that the current low approval rating for this collective of parasites and thieves in Washington D.C. is completely justified in every way imaginable.  It would be one thing if the political oligarchs were changing their behavior as a result of public dissatisfaction, but in fact, it is clear they are doubling down on their corruption, lies and authoritarianism.  Due to the many decades of blatant theft that they and their bankster masters have gotten away with, they simply think they can do whatever they wish and get away with it indefinitely.  So they will do just that until we hit a total societal crisis, which is why I find the current situation so volatile and terrifying.

This chart is not pretty.

Chart published by the Pew Research Center


Not only that, but this isn’t a partisan thing at this point.  The poll shows that favorability for the Feds amongst Democrats has also plunged from 51% to 41% in the past year alone.  That’s really bad.  From Pew Research:

Even as public views of the federal government in Washington have fallen to another new low, the public continues to see their state and local governments in a favorable light. Overall, 63% say they have a favorable opinion of their local government, virtually unchanged over recent years. And 57% express a favorable view of their state government – a five-point uptick from last year. By contrast, just 28% rate the federal government in Washington favorably. That is down five points from a year ago and the lowest percentage ever in a Pew Research Center survey.

The percentage of Democrats expressing a favorable opinion of the federal government has declined 10 points in the past year, from 51% to 41%. For the first time since Barack Obama became president, more Democrats say they have an unfavorable view of the federal government in Washington than a favorable view (51% unfavorable vs. 41% favorable). Favorable opinions of the federal government among Republicans, already quite low in 2012 (20% favorable), have fallen even further, to 13% currently.

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Virginia Moves Closer to Creating an “Alternative Currency”

There seems to be something in the air in the state of Virginia these days.  First, we heard that Charlottesville, Va., became the first city to formally pass an anti-drone resolution, and now we discover the proposal to study an alternative to the dollar has passed the State House with a two-to-one majority.  It’s really interesting that all of this is happening in a state with such proximity to our very own national cancer, Washington D.C.  From the Washington Post:

The idea that Virginia should consider issuing its own money was dismissed as just another quixotic quest by one of the most conservative members of the state legislature when Marshall introduced it three years ago. But it has since gained traction not only in Virginia, but also in states across the country as Americans have grown increasingly suspicious of the institutions entrusted with safeguarding the economy.

This week, the proposal by the Prince William Republican sailed through the House of Delegates with a two-to-one majority.

But the fact that the debate is happening at all reflects a deep-seated distrust in the very foundation of the country’s economic system — the dollar.

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New York Times Op Ed: “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution”

This New York Times Op Ed by Louis Michael Seidman, a constitutional law professor at Georgetown University, is one of the most absurd and dangerous articles I have read in a very long time. This guy’s incredible conclusion is that it is the Constitution of the United States itself that is causing all that ails the nation at this time.  Not once did I read about the Federal Reserve, or the “war on terror,” or the banker bailouts, or the complete destruction of the rule of law in recent years.  Nope, none of that.  Instead, this scholar’s conclusion is that the founding document, which created the fertile breeding ground for freedom and free markets and led to tens of millions of people to flee to from all corners of the globe, is the problem.

I suppose someone failed to remind Mr. Seidman that the oath of office for the military and those that hold political office continues to be:

I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

As I have said for years, a key part of the macro agenda of the corrupt elite has been and continues to be the destruction of the U.S. Constitution.  While the Bill of Rights is already being dismantled behind the scenes, Mr. Seidman is part of the effort to “sell” this concept to the sheeple  as I noted in my article: Here We Go…Slate Magazine Bashes the First Amendment.  I expect more of this type of propaganda going forward.

From the New York Times:

As the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions.

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