Jon Stossel provides an excellent interview with Ron Paul which never made it to the public.
When individuals take advantage of democracy, by neglecting individual Constitutional rights and confiscating the earned wealth of their fellow man through majority vote, they are no different in principle from Israel’s evil king Ahab, whose reign is discussed in the book of First Kings. In the twenty-first chapter of that book, we have the story of Naboth, an innocent owner of a vineyard. This vineyard was in sight of the palace of the king Ahab, who coveted after it for his own benefit.
When Naboth refused to sell it to the king, because this property was the inheritance of his children, the king was livid. His wife, Jezebel, caught wind of the situation and decided to intervene. She hired false accusers who claimed that they had heard Naboth cursing God and the king. So the judges took him outside the city and stoned him to death, as required by Biblical law. Then the king went and confiscated the property of Naboth. It was for this that the Lord destroyed the house of Ahab and Jezebel. Ahab had been a corrupt king from the beginning, and he had defied God at almost every opportunity, but it was this sin which led to his eventual destruction (1 Kings 21:17-19).
Socialists, take note. Defenders of the graduated income tax, take note. Defenders of redistributing wealth through majority vote, take note. In your lust to confiscate other people’s property, you have become false accusers of millions of your fellow citizens, whose only crime is consumer-satisfying productivity. Sick and tired of this economy? Blame the corporatism you confuse for capitalism. Blame your ever-expanding government who has crawled in bed with the banksters and multinational corporations. Don’t blame the hard workers, the entrepreneurs, the doctors, or the professors.
Unemployment, yet another illusion fabricated by a deceptive corrupt government and a misinformed populous. A closer look at the Department of Labor’s employment report earlier this month reveals that the real unemployment number is different from the “headline” number. Restated, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) should have concluded that unemployment is at least 9.1 percent, and most certainly much higher.
If the BLS adds the 9.3 million who are “involuntarily” employed part time because their hours were cut back or because they couldn’t find a full-time job, that brings the total to 23.3 million un- (or under) employed. Another 2.5 million persons were “marginally attached” to the labor force — those who were not working, but wanted to work and had tried to find work in the past year without success — which brings the total to 25.8 million. According to the BLS, the civilian work force is just over 154 million, so doing the math give a potentially more accurate number: 16.8 percent.
If those who have given up looking for work altogether were counted, that would add more than another nine million, according to John Williams at ShadowStats.com. That brings the unemployment number to 23 percent. This is confirmed by a recent Gallup poll that nearly one in every five Americansdescribe themselves as underemployed but it doesn’t count those who hold more than one job just to make ends meet.
And the number of those on disability has soared, taking them out of the workforce but not being reflected in any government accounting. Ten years ago there were five million people collecting federal disability payments. Today that number has increased to eight million. Those three million are not counted as unemployed.
Part of the statistical model of the BLS assumes a certain number of jobs created by new business startups even though those statistics aren’t known until sometime in the future. Using the so-called “birth/death” model, some 200,000 jobs were assumed to have been created last month. But this model is clearly flawed, as new businesses startups continue to decline as the great recession rolls on.
On NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, presidential candidate Ron Paul stated flatly that the unemployment rate was higher than announced by the Department of Labor:
I think the downturn in the economy occurred in the year 2000 … [and no new jobs have been created] yet we’ve had a 30-million increase in population. Just go out and talk to the people — unemployment in the true numbers [is] over 20 percent, so there’s been a depression.
Baffled by increasingly complex economic rhetoric ? Don’t worry, you are not alone. This is done to confuse the common man. Economic policy in America is simple and fraudulent. Take a look at what our Federal Reserve has accomplished since the 2008 financial meltdown:
With Herman Cain now receiving some attention among GOP candidates, we should examine his political record. While Mr. Cain is not the worst candidate for the office of presidency, he certainly isn’t the best. Let me give you the facts:
- He blindly support TARP and the government bailouts of 2008. He also endorsed the Bush administration’s intervening and condemned the free market supporters who called for honesty and sound money. I won’t support a man who favors the bailing out of crooks and cronies at the expense of hard-working individuals.
- This man thinks the patriot act is 90% correct. On the whole, he thinks it is effective and necessary. The patriot act might be the greatest infringements on human liberties in the history of this nation.
- 2005-2006, Herman denied the housing bubble and the decline of the American economy claiming ignorance on the part of those supporting sound money. How ignorant could you be?
- After serving as the Head of the Kansas City Federal Reserve branch, Mr. Cain does not support an audit of the Fed. This shows his similarities to the crooks running Washington D.C. today.