They came to bail-out the airlines, and I remained silent. They came to bail-out the automakers, and I looked the other way. They came to bail-out the banks, and I whimpered in a corner.Our nation's growing economic feudalism has harmed Americans for decades.
When the time came for me, there was no one left to bail me out.
Today, the situation is worse than ever.
It's bad enough that our paper money has been only paper for so long. Add to that perpetually-increasing taxes and inflation, and the American taxpayer is oppressed. We are becoming little more than serfs working the land for our elitist political and economic overlords.
Stalin would be pleased.
Consider the latest real estate mortgage fiasco. Rather than letting lenders and borrowers suffer the natural consequences of their greed and stupidity (and the Liberal pressure to approve loans to people to whom they would not lend a dollar), the American government is forcing us free men -- at the point of a gun -- to pay for their foolishness.
Privatizing profits and socializing risk and loss, the American taxpayer must now finance corrupt CEO and Democratic operatives' bonuses. Where's the political party claiming to defend Liberty by defending us against government?
It's working feverishly to bind fast our chains.
The Muslim Brotherhood exhorts its coreligionists to:
“understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”That's from "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America," a 1991 presentation by Muslim Brotherhood operative Mohamed Akram, by way of Jihad Watch. Among the Brotherhood's members and friends are the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).
By the time our politicians are done, they're won't be anything left for Muslims to destroy.
That'll show 'em!
I've read of rumors that Russia and Muslim Oil want to make their currencies based on oil and gold the default for global commerce. China owns ever-increasing chunks of America.
Russia, China, and the global jihad will take advantage of this treachery.
From Spiegel Online:
The most breathtaking aspect about this week s crisis though is that the life raft -- which Washington had only previously used to bail out the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- is being handed out by a government whose party usually fights against any form of government intervention. The policy is anchored in its party platform.Michelle Malkin has much more on this treasonous undermining of the American Republic:
"I fear the government has passed the point of no return" financial historian Ron Chernow told the New York Times. We have the irony of a free-market administration doing things that the most liberal Democratic administration would never have been doing in its wildest dreams.
The battle over the Mother of All Bailouts is a battle for the soul of the Republican Party. A few fiscal conservatives like GOP Rep. Mike Pence are daring to stand up against this disaster. And where is GOP Minority Leader John Boehner? Chastising the Right not to oppose it because “This is not a time for ideological purity.”End all entitlements, corporate and private.
What?! When is there a better time for conservative ideological purity than now — now that we face the most massive taxpayer rescue in American history spearheaded by a phenomenally wrong-headed, ChiCom-promoting, liberal Democrat-installing, Gore global warming alarmist?
Hell, yes, this is a time for “ideological purity.”
Here is GOP Rep. Mike Pence’s full statement opposing the bailout sent out over the weekend:
PENCE OPPOSES BUSH ADMINISTRATION BAILOUT PLAN
“There are no easy answers but there are alternatives to massive government spending”
WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Congressman Mike Pence released the following statement in response to the Bush Administration’s plan to bail out the financial market:
“Our financial markets are in turmoil and the Administration was right to call for decisive action to prevent further harm to our economy but nationalizing every bad mortgage in America is not the answer.
“The Administration’s request amounts to the largest corporate bailout in American history. Congress should act, but should act in a way that protects the integrity of our free market and protects the American taxpayer from more debt and higher taxes.
“To have the freedom to succeed, we must preserve the freedom to fail. Any solution to our present crisis must preserve our essential economic freedom.
“Congress should delay consideration of any legislation until the facts and competing solutions can be fully debated, consider alternatives to massive government spending and figure out how to pay for the solution through budget cuts and reform instead of more debt or taxes.
“Congress must not hastily embrace a cure that may do more harm to our economy than the disease of bad debt
“Before any bailout is enacted, Congress must set itself on an unalterable path to truly overhaul these Government Sponsored Enterprises from the top down and hold those accountable, in and out of government, who drove them, and our financial sector, to the brink of bankruptcy. Some important work is already underway, but additional reforms are needed. Even now, we read that the Treasury Department is using Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase many of these bad mortgages while it seeks the authority to purchase them all. Congress should also ensure that these GSEs can no longer pose a systemic risk to the entire economy while placing them on a brisk schedule to be fully private companies with no guarantee of taxpayer support in times of trouble. And Congress should immediately repeal the Affordable Housing Fund, which will actually siphon off capital from these under-capitalized entities, in order to fund left-wing, third party organizations.
“Next, Congress must consider all available options to put our nation’s economy back on its feet. There are no easy answers but there are alternatives to massive government spending.
“Indexing the Capital Gains tax to inflation (which the Treasury Department can do without any help from Congress), or suspending it for one year, would release an enormous amount of capitol into our economy. Passing an energy bill that lessens the price of gasoline at the pump through more domestic drilling, wind, solar, nuclear and conservation would bring relief to family budgets and create American jobs. Establishing an entitlement reform commission to develop bipartisan solutions to the crushing weight of entitlements would strengthen the American dollar.
“These and other alternatives to a massive federal bailout must be fully considered and debated before Congress acts.
“Finally, any new expenditure of taxpayer dollars should be paid for with fiscal discipline and reform. If Congress decides to spend nearly 1 trillion dollars on a corporate bailout, it must find budget savings to prevent that cost from being passed along to the American people.
“We must address this crisis with forethought, creativity and fiscal discipline. Protecting the American taxpayer from higher debt and taxes and renewing our belief in the power of the free market must be our guide.”
Here Michelle exposes the voracious Henry Paulson, who one week ago refused a bailout for Lehman Brothers and followed that immediately by offering a trillion of our dollars to "stabilize" this mess. He's a Democratic operative owned by the Chinese who appoints John Kerry and Barack Hussein Obama's henchmen (yet President Bush chose him!):
Both parties in Washington are about to screw us over on an unprecedented scale. They are threatening us with fiscal apocalypse if we don’t fork over $700 billion to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and allow him to dole it out to whomever he chooses in whatever amount he chooses — without public input or recourse. They are rushing like mad to cram this Mother of All Bailouts down our throats in the next 72-96 hours. And right there in the text of the proposal is this naked power grab: “Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.”You know what Americans used to do to tyrants.
Now, we vote for them.
Tom Tancredo calls for common sense in dealing with Sharia here in America. Mike Pence calls for economic Liberty (and sanity).
Since both positions defend our God-given, unalienable rights, is there any chance Sarah Palin and her running mate will endorse these positions?