Watch this space for notes from Part 2 of Glenn Beck’s documentary, “The Project”
Watch this space for notes from Part 1 of Glenn Beck’s documentary, “The Project”
Who here isn’t so busy that he can’t think straight?
There are so many things to do each do and I feel sad when I think about all of the things I should be posting about each day, but miss out on. Glenn Beck has been doing an awesome job bringing to light the evils of our society.
Elections are coming up this year – are you aware of your candidates and their positions on issues important to you?
Health Care is at the forefront right now and Nancy Pelosi insists that it is going to pass, despite the fact that the majority of Americans want to have nothing to do with the current plans on the table. Have you made your voice heard?
It’s so easy to get caught up in day-to-day living, but we must remember are priorities.
Mine are God, Family, Country and then everything else.
What are yours?
Here are some notes from Glenn Beck’s television show today:
We have Macro Problems and need Micro Solutions.
The government says: Everything is too big to fail.
That is a lie:
The answer is “smaller.”
The answer is you.
He referred to the New York Times article that I just posted.
Three Possible Financial Scenarios for Our Country and their Solutions:
Scenario 1. Recession
Get out of debt and save.
The politicians need you to spend money. They will never tell you to quit spending.
Scenario 2. Depression
Get out of debt and save.
Remember our grandparents and their fruit cellars?
Today’s equivalent might be to buy two cans of food instead of just one when you go shopping.
Scenario 3. Collapse:
Use the Three G System:
Of course, the best answer is to put God as an umbrella over the entire problem before a collapse hits!
Dave Ramsey says to use the word we no longer hear:
No, you can’t have another cookie.
No, you can’t have a new car.
No, you can’t have a new stimulus package.
No, you can’t have that health care program.
No, you can’t keep spending our children’s and grandchildren’s money.
Let’s all say it together…No!
After months of talk show hosts like Glenn Beck bringing America’s pending doom to our attention, the New York Times is finally jumping on the bandwagon! Here is an except from today’s article:
“Wave of Debt Payments Facing US Government” by Edmund L. Andrews
The United States government is financing its more than trillion-dollar-a-year borrowing with i.o.u.’s on terms that seem too good to be true.
But that happy situation, aided by ultralow interest rates, may not last much longer.
Treasury officials now face a trifecta of headaches: a mountain of new debt, a balloon of short-term borrowings that come due in the months ahead, and interest rates that are sure to climb back to normal as soon as the Federal Reserve decides that the emergency has passed.
Even as Treasury officials are racing to lock in today’s low rates by exchanging short-term borrowings for long-term bonds, the government faces a payment shock similar to those that sent legions of overstretched homeowners into default on their mortgages.
With the national debt now topping $12 trillion, the White House estimates that the government’s tab for servicing the debt will exceed $700 billion a year in 2019, up from $202 billion this year, even if annual budget deficits shrink drastically. Other forecasters say the figure could be much higher.
In concrete terms, an additional $500 billion a year in interest expense would total more than the combined federal budgets this year for education, energy, homeland security and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
See the article: http://www.cnbc.com/id/34104722
Enjoy this memorial tribute to Barack Obama on his birthday:
I read through the transcript of part of Glenn Beck’s show yesterday. A woman from Arizona sent him a letter that she had written and he read it on-air. This is obviously well-thought out and the points she delineates are spot on. I only hope America wakes up before it’s everlastingly too late. The damage is being done every day, much of which is behind our backs. I do not know her name, but here is her letter–the emboldening is mine:
I got a letter from a woman in Arizona. She writes an open letter to our nation’s leadership: I’m a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you’re willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?
Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:
One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I’m not a racist. This isn’t to be confused with legal immigration.
Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.
Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.
Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.
Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don’t you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!
Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don’t you start there.
Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don’t trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.
Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ?? what do you have against shareholders making a profit?
Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.
Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we’ll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band?Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.
Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let’s have it. Let’s say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try ?? please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.
Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.
Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let’s just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I’m busy. I’m busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.
I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.
From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don’t want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we’re morons.
We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we’re so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn’t ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us when hewill rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.
Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don’t care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.
Tomorrow is America’s Tax Day. Tea Parties are being held across the country, remniscent of the
From the Tax Day Tea Party site:
What is this Tea Party effort all about?
The Tea Party effort is just a small piece of a much larger movement aimed at restoring the basic free-market principles our country was built on. The Constitution, for the most part, is being ignored by our current government and we intend on working together to correct the problem.
The Tea Party effort is a grassroots, collaborative volunteer organization made up of every day American citizens from across the country. We take pride in the fact that we’ve built a 50 state network of leaders and activists using nothing more than the internet, a few websites and a burning desire to restore freedom.
Some of the Fox News commentators will be reporting on the activities in cities around the country:
- Glenn Beck at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas
- Neil Cavuto in Sacramento, California
- Sean Hannity in Atlanta, Georgia
- Greta Van Susteren in Washington DC
David and I are going to the St. Paul Tea Party tomorrow evening. If you are upset at our current tax situation and more importantly, the Constitutional principles that are being trampled upon, attend a tea party near you to show your support, or at least watch Fox News to see the turnout!
Here is a YouTube video called American Tea Party Anthem by Lloyd Marcus:
This amazing video that Peter Anderson sent me with Glenn Beck and Peter Schiff is from October, but couldn’t be more pertinent. Inflation is a coming threat. Right now we have deflation. Part of the reason for that is because there is a glut of goods and not many buyers. Once the glut is gone, we will have a jolt of reality hit.
Until this week I have been hesitant lately to continue to blog on the dire financial situation because we are being told that we hit bottom and things will now get better. Then I remembered that one year ago at this exact same time I had the same predicament. I wanted to give my readers a break and allow the false hope to cheer everyone up. Finally, I decided that since all the economic indicators shows just the opposite of what we were being told, I could no longer stay silent.
It is my duty as a citizen, to warn others to be prepared and do what they can to protect their families. I looked like a fear mongerer a year ago, but by fall, my predictions looked mild. I will do the same now. By October, I predict that everyone will know that we are not on the way back up. Believe me, living by Las Vegas, I heartily wish it were otherwise. It isn’t.
Peter Anderson sent me this disturbing depiction from Glenn Beck of a trillion dollars. You have to look hard to find the little man on the bottom picture:
Anyway, what exactly are we talking about here? A trillion here, a trillion there… but how much is a trillion dollars?
Some clever guy (not me) decided to make some graphics to show you. So, without further ranting, here you go:
Let’s start with a $100 dollar bill. It’s currently the largest US denomination in general circulation. They’re guaranteed to make friends wherever they go.
A packet of one hundred $100 bills is less than ½” thick and contains $10,000.
Believe it or not, this next little pile is $1 million (100 packets of $10,000). You could stuff that into a grocery bag and walk around with it.
While a measly $1 million looked a little unimpressive, $100 million is more respectable. It fits neatly on a standard pallet.
And here’s $1 billion… which is really impressive.
Okay, so let’s look at one trillion dollars. It’s the number we’ve been hearing so much about. What is a trillion dollars? Well, it’s a million million. It’s a thousand billion. It’s a one followed by 12 zeros.
Are you ready for this?
It’s pretty surprising.
Ladies and gentlemen, one trillion dollars!
(Did you notice that those pallets are double stacked?)
So the next time you hear someone toss around the phrase “trillion dollars,” that’s what they’re talking about. And your great-grandkids are still gonna be paying it off…