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Vic Biorseth, Thursday, April 28, 2011
We have contended in the past that much if not most of the economic problems America and the world are encountering may be purposely caused, by plan, involving multiple fraudulent, manufactured crises, and we have laid out our evidences. However, the economic situation is now beginning to get so precipitous that we might better focus on pure numbers, and leave motivations out of it altogether.
Let’s just look at what has happened, since January 2009 until today:
|Item:||January 2009||Today||% Chg|
|Avg Retail Gasoline / gallon||$1.83||$3.44||84%|
|Gold / troy oz||$853.25||$1,369.50||60.5%|
|Soybeans, No 1||$9.66||$13.75||42.3%|
|Sugar cane, raw||$13.37||$35.39||164.7%|
|Unemployment, non-farm, overall||7.6%||9.4%||23.7%|
|Number of Unemployed||11,616,000||14,485,000||24.7%|
|Median Household Income||$50,112||49.777||-0.7%|
|Food stamp recipients||31,938,716||43,200,878||35.1%|
|Americans in poverty||39,800,000||43,600,000||9.5%|
|Failed banks||140||164||17.1%||US Dollar supply (M1) in billions||1,575.1||1,865.7||18.4%||Us Dollar supply (M2) in billions||8,310.9||8,852.3||6.5%|
|National dept in trillions||$10.627||$14.052||32.2%|
When you put everything aside other than the raw numbers, you see that something absolutely must be done. Just considering debt alone, we have accumulated debt since January 2009 at a rate 27 times faster than our entire national history. Look less at the actual debt, which is bad enough on its own, but concentrate for a moment on the rate at which it is accelerating. If you were cruising along at 65 mpg and you were passed by a car going 27 times faster, that car would be doing about 7,555 mph.
To say this cannot be sustained is a radical understatement of the case. Of all the serious crises we face of various type – borders, unemployment, social, political, international, military, geo-political – this economic crisis is the one that is most likely to do us in as a nation.
The spending has got to be stopped.
At the grass-roots level, Tea Party and Patriot Group activities continue in recruiting volunteer citizen lobbyists in the local area. They are looking for people, perhaps retired, who can devote the time required to become a non-paid (and therefore non-registered) lobbyist, at the local and state levels. These volunteer lobbyists need to not only promote fiscal conservatism, but to find or identify, and promote and support citizen candidates for office, at all levels. The most important level, believe it or not, is the lowest. The local political arena is the seedbed, or the greenhouse, in which higher representatives are developed for higher office.
Organizers are looking to get citizens who will commit to camping out at town halls and attending all meetings; to getting familiar with office holders and contenders, and to getting the voice of conservatism heard. Large and small city halls, and the state house are all in need of knowledgeable citizens who are motivated enough to commit to this as if it were a job.
Most lobbyists, we have learned, are highly paid registered professional lobbyists, and a significant number of them are lovely young women. (I wonder why.) They get the attention of the holders of power, and they jealously hold it. They camp out at congressmen’s doors. But, we have learned, if you are not paid, you don’t have to register, and you can do the same thing, in a more decent and respectable way.
If you choose to do this, you will learn that the holders of power will tend to respect you and to listen to you in spite of all obstacles, because there is one thing they fear.
They fear the voters who you represent. The one thing they fear is political defeat.
Think about it.
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