Friday, February 27, 2009

'Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban' (ABC News)

With a Marxist operative regime in the White House and a Marxist "progressive" ruling over Congress, the threat of an "assault weapons" ban (by the "Attorney General" who sides with terrorists) should be like a bottle of ammonia thrust under America's nose.

America's founding fathers knew well the danger of state authoritarianism and that the Citizens' ownership and training in the concerted use of firepower equivalent to that carried by a national military was "necessary to the security of a free State." They also knew that attempts by a national power to confiscate the people's weaponry was an alarm for the people and their militias to heed the requirement to put that weaponry to use.

Now, a gun sales ban is once again being proffered. What should sovereign Americans do about it?

The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.

PHOTO Wednesday Attorney General Eric Holder said that the Obama administration will seek to reinstitute the assault weapons ban which expired in 2004 during the Bush administration.
Wednesday Attorney General Eric Holder said that the Obama administration will seek to reinstitute the assault weapons ban which expired in 2004 during the Bush administration. (AP Photos/ABC News Graphic )

"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters.

Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.

"I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum." Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.

excerpted, article continues

And, how does the sale of a rifle between two Americans lead to the breakdown of order generated by Mexican criminals? Let us ask Mr. Holder, Ms. Pelosi, and Mr. Obama/Soetoro to draw that out for us, on a flow chart. They appear to have things pictured in reverse -- such is the way of the Marxist.

h/t: Carmen

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mega Tax Money to ACORN: Marxism via 'Stimulus' or 'Reinvestment' Act

This was just received, via email from, posted without detailed analysis and your comments and pertinent contributions are very welcome.

Keep in mind I.O's warning: all the Obama/Pelosi regime has to do, to be successful neo-Marxists is to:

1. raise the armies of the proletariat (e.g., the ACORN hydra)
2. weaken the entrepreneurial, investing, middle class -- the bourgeoisie

In other words: institutionally "reinvest," i.e., rob those honestly working to stand on our own two feet and provide for our families and charity (according to Scripture and common sense) and give it to Obama's thug army. Note how even the formal name of this act, "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" is thematic with one of the acts which created the crisis it porports to solve, the "Community Reinvestment Act."

Beware of state "reinvestment" of your livelihood. Whenever you see "reinvestment," I.O. suggests you think "redistribution," i.e., Marxist insurrection.
The American Conservative Union

Dear Conservative Friends,

I almost can't believe it.

Liberal Democrats slipped into the so-called "Economic Stimulus" bill a provision to give millions, if not billions, of dollars to ACORN.

You remember ACORN, the ultra left wing group that has been accused of voter fraud and funneling millions of dollars in taxpayer money into liberal political activism.

ACU raised awareness about ACORN in the last election campaign. They were raided by FBI agents and investigated for falsifying thousands of voter registration records. We produced short documentary videos on ACORN; their ties to left wing groups, the Obama campaign paying them for voter turnout and other activities. Worse, we showed that ACORN was actually involved in the push for subprime loans and the mortgage meltdown that has driven down our economy. If you have not seen our short videos, you can see them here on our ACORN action page:

Now, the Democrats in Congress are trying to give ACORN millions - even billions - more of our taxpayer dollars.

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You may have read that the House passed a version of the so-called Stimulus Bill without any Republican votes. The Senate passed their version. The liberals who control the Congress worked out a deal to get a final bill to the President. With his signature on the bill we must be prepared to act in order to fight back against ACORN getting any of these funds.

We need to act on this issue now and we must be prepared to fight to stop the monies from actually being disbursed to ACORN.

House Republican Leader John Boehner raised the alarm when they discovered that buried in the first version of the then trillion dollar spending bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee was a provision for over 4 billion dollars to go to "neighborhood stabilization activities."

Instead of providing these funds just to state and local governments, the bills said funds can go to "States, units of general local government, and nonprofit entities or consortia of nonprofit entities."

Why did the Liberals who control U.S. House under Nancy Pelosi slip that language into the bill?

Because the "non-profit entities" are units of ACORN.

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Boehner noted that, "The House Democrats' trillion dollar spending bill also includes $1 billion for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program." He then went on to point out that ACORN reports filed with the Office of Management and Budget shows that ACORN spent almost 1.6 million in federal taxpayer Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds from 2003 through 2007. Now they are going to come back for more.

Boehner's analysis also shows that ACORN has been awarded more than $53 million in taxpayer dollars over the last several years. This amount does not reflect the millions more ACORN has received in federal block grant funds awarded to state and local agencies which passed them on to ACORN.

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President Obama and the liberal Democrats in Congress have said that they want this trillion dollar stimulus bill to create jobs in America. What they haven't said is that this is becoming part of a political pay-off bill to reward their liberal friends with billions of dollars in taxpayer money.

What is sad is that our economic crisis was in part caused by these very same groups who are now seeking to get their hands on billions of dollars in taxpayer funds

As our video and other documentation pointed out, ACORN pressured lenders and regulatory agencies to promote subprime loans, a chief culprit in our economic collapse. In turn they received millions from the mortgage companies themselves and in turn Obama's friends at Fannie Mae reaped millions more in the process. And, it should be noted that Joe Biden's new Vice Presidential Chief of Staff is a former lobbyist for Fannie Mae.

Now, ACORN is set to receive funds from the stimulus package.

This has to end. The revolving door of political and financial interests that have led our country to economic collapse must be stopped. We must push back against this effort to give funds to a group that has shown it is directly involved in liberal political action and voter fraud.

We need your help to fight back. We want to flood Capitol Hill and the news media with petitions against these attempts to take our tax dollars and give them to left-wing advocacy groups. Please go here, now to sign our ACU ACORN Stimulus bill petition and support ACU on this critical endeavor to stop ACORN from ever receiving any of these funds..
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Thank you for your help with this important effort to shine the light on efforts to give billions to ACORN.

Dennis Whitfield
Executive Vice President

P.S. President Barack Obama's campaign gave more than $800,000 to ACORN for voter turnout and in turn they were raided and investigated for voter fraud and now the liberals in Congress are trying to reward them with millions - even billions - in taxpayer funds. Please help us fight back now!
What members of Congress but traitors voted for this treason against the identifying and foundational principles of the United States of America?

* This is not posted as a recommendation of any particular fundraising entity over another. Some de-emphasizing by I.O.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

How to Create a Crisis and Steal a Nation

I.O. emphatically recommends this insider account of just how the Alinsky and Cloward-Piven curses upon society have yielded bitter fruit for America -- in the welfare crisis, the current finance crisis, and in the coming federal spending catastrophe. It may seem a long story for a blog, but it is of imperative value, for understanding how our proud nation is about to be brought to its knees.

by Sam Sewell, The Steady Drip blog

Note: It will quickly be obvious to the reader why details have been obscured, omitted or fictionalized in this narrative of events that began nearly forty years ago.

Se non è vero, è ben trovato.

Even small children know how to get what they want by creating a crisis. Witness any “temper tantrum.” My wife and I teach parenting skills. One of our sayings which we recommend to parents when dealing with a child’s “crisis strategy” is: “Poor planning on your part does not constitute a crisis on my part. No, you can’t borrow $20 because you are broke, even if you did promise to take Betty Lou to the movies tonight.” The child did not get their way. A similar “No!” needs to be said to adult politicians who have created a crisis to get their way.

Another example; Paris taxi-drivers, in protest against a police demand that they take physical examinations, threatened to obey every traffic law to the letter—which would, they vowed, produce the greatest traffic jam Paris had ever seen. The Taxi drivers got their way.

Creating a crisis to get one’s way is a strategy as old as Moses calling down plagues upon Pharaoh and saying “Let my people go.”

To better understand the fascinating story below we need some background information. In the late 1960s a pair of college professors who thought they were original thinkers came up with something called the Cloward-Piven Strategy (CPS), a strategy for forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. “Cloward-Piven's early promoters cited Chicago radical community organizer Saul Alinsky as their inspiration.”Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules," Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book, Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judaeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one.” Notice that Alinski might have heard about the Paris taxi drivers, and then gave their strategy a radical left twist.

Saul had a huge influence on radical left people of the day. Saul was the subject of Hillary Clinton's senior honors thesis at Wellesley College. “In early 1993, the White House requested that Wellesley not release the thesis to anyone. Wellesley complied, instituting a new rule that closed access to the thesis of any sitting U.S. president or first lady, a rule that in practice applied only to Rodham.” Alinski also strongly influenced a young Chicago “community organizer” named Barack Obama.

An old friend from my spooky past recently reminded me of his adventures back in the early 1970s. If you did not know that clergy are used for Intelligence and undercover missions you haven’t been paying attention to history. Believe it or not these decades old events, told by The Rev. Big Goon, help explain our present political and economic crisis.
Dear Aristotle the Hun

I’ve been doing some thinking that I thought I would share with you. My memories of the work I was doing when we knew each other at UMKC have really helped inform me about our present situation with our new President and the financial crisis.

I have visited “The Steady Drip” many times and I know your reputation for accurate research so you will find citations included to back up what I have to say. I noticed that on your blog you have expressed suspicions about the onset of the financial meltdown just in time to help Obama get elected. You also expressed suspicions about the most liberal President and Congress in the history of the nation conveniently coming into office at a time when the economy was so wounded that it might be possible to establish a socialist economic system. Just how “lucky” can these liberals get?

What I have to say may help you understand the dynamics but I doubt it will do away with your suspicions. Being suspicious is a job requirement for both Clergy and Intelligence work. I also know you are well connected to the Internet community and influential bloggers so you have my permission to use my comments as you see fit.

Here is my story: I arrived in Kansas City, Mo. in May of 1970, shortly after the first bombing done by a group of left wing radicals. I worked for the Western Diocese of the Episcopal Church which sponsored the St. Thomas Student Center at UMKC. Naming an Episcopal student center after “Doubting Thomas” was glaringly appropriate for a college campus in the early 70s No, your readers can not ask about my real employer. (As the old joke goes; “If I told you I would have to kill you.”)

The summer of 1970 in Kansas City was a really wild ride. In 1970 alone, an estimated 3,000 bombings and 50,000 bomb threats occurred in the United States, and Kansas City was not left out of the chaos. One of my assignments was to look into the activities of a group of radicals who, after they were arrested, became melodramatically known as “the Kansas City Four.” They were really bungling, small time radicals. A legal case from those days survives on the Internet.

It was arranged for the FBI to contact known radicals in the community and ask them questions about me. My “case officer” posed as a state employee, so my monthly meetings with him were open and aroused no suspicion. I was warmly accepted by the radical community, and even spent some time living at a place operated by young radicals called the Ecstatic Umbrella, until I found more permanent housing.

The Second Presbyterian Church at 52nd and Oak owned an apartment building, and one of the Kansas City bombers lived in that building. As well as doing my job as a campus chaplain, I became a youth pastor at Second Presbyterian, and took an apartment in their building. I must admit that I was very uncomfortable living in the same building with a LSD using, grass smoking, alcoholic who I knew was making bombs in his bedroom.

By the time I entered UMKC in the fall as a graduate student, my cover was already firmly established. To put a cinch knot on my cover story, I also became the Chaplain of the Viet Nam Veterans Against the War. I still experience a gratifying chuckle over how perfectly, easily, and quickly I had infiltrated the radical community in KC. It wasn’t that hard. Almost everyone was doing acid and grass. Every weekend there was a wild carnival of hippy, stoner, radical, love-child young people in Volker Park. Contact was easy. I won my status in the counter-culture community with nothing more than a prank. I purchased a case of dish washing liquid, and in the dark of night I poured the entire case into the Plaza fountain. My accomplices were very impressed with my boldness and it made the front page of the Kansas City Star.

I had a different name then. I was called Rev. Big Goon. It should be noted here that I physically resemble a great silver back gorilla, although my knuckles don’t drag on the ground. A local Kansas City undercover officer who had no idea who I was gave me that name. I saw it in a police report on activity in Volker Park. Years later I found out that my cover was so believable that I was on a list of dangerous radicals that Kansas City Chief of Police Clarence Kelly took with him when he was appointed as the Director of the FBI in 1973.

For me, the investigation of the Kansas City Four quickly fizzled. Other investigators uncovered the activities of the suspects, provided the evidence and they were arraigned in July of 1971. My last contact with that case was to arrange to be appointed as a Chaplain for the Jackson County jail, where I interviewed one of the suspects who was being held there as a federal prisoner awaiting trial.

The case was hugely overblown, in the way law enforcement and prosecutors will exaggerate to make their work seem to be more important and to advance their careers. One of them was more of a nut case than a criminal and he might have been the most dangerous because of his hatred and violence against “the system”. He is still alive, on the streets, and probably still dangerous.

I struck up a romantic involvement with a social worker from Chicago who was working for Family and Children’s Services, a state of Missouri agency. Her friends and contacts were a gold mine for my new mission. That is how I became involved with the Welfare Rights Organization (WRO) of Kansas City where I saw, first hand, how community activists applied the CPS theory in real life.

CPS and Saul Alinski were all the rage among left wing professors, activists, students and social workers. My social worker girl friend from Chicago knew all about Saul Alinski. CPS was a new idea seen as dazzlingly brilliant by social workers and other liberals. She introduced me to a radical community activist, also from Chicago, who was organizing poor black people who lived in Wayne Minor public housing. His name was Mark. Mark was also a clergyman. Mark introduced me to a powerfully charismatic black woman who was Executive Director of the Kansas City Welfare Rights Organization. There were several young white men and women who worked for the WRO. Mark taught me the ropes about how we were going to train these young “community organizers” and welfare recipients, so that they became effective foot soldiers for the left wing.

The socialist professors who devised the CPS: “The authors (Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven) noted that the number of Americans subsisting on welfare -- about 8 million, at the time -- probably represented less than half the number who were technically eligible for full benefits. They proposed a "massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls." Cloward and Piven calculated that persuading even a fraction of potential welfare recipients to demand their entitlements would bankrupt the system. The result, they predicted, would be "a profound financial and political crisis" that would unleash "powerful forces … for major economic reform at the national level." Their article called for "cadres of aggressive organizers" to use "demonstrations to create a climate of militancy." Intimidated by threats of black violence, politicians would appeal to the federal government for help. Carefully orchestrated media campaigns, carried out by friendly, leftwing journalists, would float the idea of "a federal program of income redistribution," in the form of a guaranteed living income for all -- working and non-working people alike. Local officials would clutch at this idea like drowning men to a lifeline. They would apply pressure on Washington to implement it. With every major city erupting into chaos, Washington would have to act.”

Mark and I were part of that "cadres of aggressive organizers." We would go through the vast, dilapidated cavern of poverty called Wayne Minor with a list of all the entitlements offered by the State of Missouri. Each person we talked to became instantly “motivated” to apply for more welfare benefits. Before long, people began seeking us out at the WRO office. Outreach to the community wasn’t necessary. The community flocked to us. We would show them how to fill out application forms, and many times we filled out the forms for them.

When we had a large number of people ready to apply for new benefits, or additional benefits they had not known they were entitled to before our training, we arranged for busses to take our new recruits to the state office building. We had spent many hours training them as to what to do and what not to do. We told them it was ok to be loud, obnoxious, aggressive, but to never be physical or damage property. In other words, do everything you can do to be uncivil, but don’t get yourself arrested. We planned the event for a Friday and, of course, we called the media. Our “trainees” staged a class “A” media event for the television cameras. Our first “action” was a rousing success.

When we got to the WRO office Monday morning there were hundreds of people waiting to be “trained” in how to collect welfare. The part of the welfare system to feel the most heat right away was what the state called “intake.” Intake social workers were overwhelmed, intimidated, and routinely approved questionable benefits because of the stress they were experiencing. The state began a panicky search for new intake workers, and anybody with a BA degree was practically dragged off the street. Larger office space was arranged for the intake department. Mark and I were heroes to the radical community.

Since this was happening at the same time in St. Louis and other cities, Kitt Bond, then Auditor of State of Missouri, and soon-to-become Governor, asked for help. I was assigned to brief his representative about what was behind the welfare revolt.

As it turns out Mark, the community organizer from Chicago, and my social worker girl friend from Chicago were also friends with the Kansas City Four. Soon my primary mission was accomplished, and I went on to other projects, but I never forgot the effectiveness of creating a crisis to bring about radical change. I concluded that the WRO and the Alinski/CPS inspired radical community organizers were more of a danger to the nation than the Laurel and Hardy bombers.

I stopped doing Intelligence work, the years went by, and I began my career as a full time Pastor. Not long after I “went straight” I again ran into the CPS and Saul Alinsky. During the administration of George H. W. Bush I began hearing reports of loud, obnoxious, aggressive, poor people taking over bank lobbies and demanding that they be given mortgages. All this was happening because community activists, many from Chicago, were doing the same thing to banks that had been done to the state welfare offices back in Kansas City. The role of WRO was now filled by ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now).

Stan Kurtz of National Review comments on ACORN’S tactics. “While ACORN holds to NWRO’s radical economic framework and its confrontational 1960’s-style tactics, the targets and strategy have changed. ACORN prefers to fly under the national radar, organizing locally in liberal urban areas — where, Stern observes, (Sol Stern ACORN’s Nutty Regime for Cities.” local legislators and reporters are often “slow to grasp how radical ACORN’s positions really are.” ACORN’s new goals are municipal “living wage” laws targeting “big-box” stores like Wal-Mart, rolling back welfare reform, and regulating banks — efforts styled as combating “predatory lending.” Unfortunately, instead of helping workers, ACORN’s living-wage campaigns drive businesses out of the very neighborhoods where jobs are needed most. ACORN’s opposition to welfare reform only threatens to worsen the self-reinforcing cycle of urban poverty and family breakdown. Perhaps most mischievously, says Stern, ACORN uses banking regulations to pressure financial institutions into massive “donations” that it uses to finance supposedly non-partisan voter turn-out drives.”

Obama’s role as a radical community organizer and ACORN “leadership trainer” is well established. Kurtz continues: “ACORN’s tactics are famously “in your face.” Just think of Code Pink’s well-known operations (i.e. threatening to occupy congressional offices, interrupting the testimony of General David Petraeus) and you’ll get the idea. ACORN protesters have disrupted Federal Reserve hearings, but mostly deploy their aggressive tactics locally. Chicago is home to one of its strongest chapters, and ACORN has burst into a closed city council meeting there. ACORN protestors in Baltimore disrupted a bankers’ dinner and sent four busloads of profanity-screaming protestors against the mayor’s home, terrifying his wife and kids. Even a Baltimore city council member who generally supports ACORN said their intimidation tactics had crossed the line.”

It wouldn’t take a degree in economics to see what was going to happen. This time the Alinski/CPS pressure wasn’t aimed at the state of Missouri and Kitt Bond. By 1999 Fannie Mae came under pressure from the Clinton administration to expand mortgage loans to low and moderate income borrowers. At the same time, institutions in the primary mortgage market pressed Fannie Mae to ease credit requirements on the mortgages it was willing to purchase, enabling them to make loans to subprime borrowers at interest rates higher than conventional loans. Everybody knows how the problem escalated from there

Do you still have doubts about your suspicions that the financial crisis happened just in time to help Obama get elected? Do you still have doubts about your suspicions that there is something fishy about the financial crisis and the way Congress passed the trillion dollar “Reward Liberal Causes and Constituents Bill” without anyone actually reading it, because we had a “crisis”? See I told you that I wouldn’t be able to help your suspicious nature. J

The Rev. Big Goon

To emphasize Rev. Big Goon’s comments here is an absolutely brilliant piece by Jim Simpson that details the connection of Barack Obama to those who practice the Cloward-Piven strategy.
“Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis”

After reading Jim Simpson’s article you will more fully understand how CPS is connected to Barack Obama, and why Obama keeps using the word “crisis” in every speech he gives. I don’t know how to escape the conclusion that manufactured crisis is what clobbered the economy. Manufactured crisis is what made Obama President, and manufactured crisis is what drives his administration and his policies. There is a web site entitled, “Things I know are true but can’t prove”. Maybe I should send them an email.

Here is a part of the puzzle I think others have missed.

If an enemy of America were to pair the Cloward-Piven strategy to the principles of the new science of networks, it would be possible to target a hub in a system, create a crisis, and by causing that hub to fail, create a domino effect in other hubs and the rest of the system. See here:
A news release from UMass Amherst
Doug Simpson's weblog of research on the collision of law, networks and disruptive technologies
And a link to the most popular book on the subject Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age by Duncan Watts

“Columbia Professor Duncan J. Watts builds on the work of mathematicians, physicists, biologists, sociologists, economists and others to advance the new science of networks. "Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age " brings a sociologist’s perspective to a field relevant to those dealing with complex systems and their robustness and fragility under stress. The science of networks has significance for those wrestling with current issues of law and public policy in a wide spectrum of applications including electric power grids, insurance markets and anti-terror measures.In 1999, Barabasi and Albert published a ground breaking paper "Emergence of Scaling in Random Networks." Science, 286, 509-512. (1999). This paper showed that certain connections in real world networks don't have a normal ("bell curve") distribution but rather follow a power law distribution. This means that there is an increased likelihood of extreme events in such "scale free" networks. As a result, in scale-free networks, as networks evolve, a few nodes will be "hubs" with an extraordinary number of connections. Barabasi and Albert also found that the evolution of these hubs depended on the combination of network growth and "preferential attachment" - the tendency for new nodes to connect to those already well connected (the "rich get richer" effect.)”

The major reason other political commentators have not addressed the issue of network science is that only mathematicians and scientists understand it. My feeble attempt at a “plain speak” translation is that all networks tend to form hubs that are connected to thousands of other networks, and more importantly, to other hubs. These hubs are vulnerable to a “created crisis” and when that happens the entire web collapses, be it the World Wide Web or the web of the U.S. economy.

National security experts are well aware of the vulnerability of network hubs and publish Network Vulnerability and Risk Assessment reports. This one is researched and published by DTIC Provider of DoD Technical Information to Support The Defense Community. One of the points to note is that: “Threats that originate inside the network tend to have the ability to exploit vulnerabilities in a serial form. This allows the attacker to traverse or "leap-frog" across the network to an advantageous position”. The most likely scenario would expect the attack to come from inside the network when we are looking at the financial network. I have read this risk assessment and it is too general to connect dots as to how a financial “crisis” might be timed and executed, but it is very clear that it can happen.

We know how leftist activists created a crisis and turned the mortgage lending business into a “mortgage welfare entitlement” lending policy. We know that the hub we know as “mortgage banking” failed, bringing down the rest of the economy with it. What we don’t know is how the failure was timed.

My guess is that the science of networks was used to tilt the election in Obama’s favor and damage the economy to such an extent that reshaping it along a socialist paradigm became possible.

One of my hopes in writing this article is to encourage real network scientists to take a look at my hypothesis. One friend who is a scientist at Amherst says I am on the right track, but that isn’t enough to make a definitive statement.

Remember all that talk about how savvy the Obama campaign was about using the Internet? Remember all those Internet CEO’s who were on the Obama team? Remember that George Soros, "the man who broke the Bank of England", the king of creating market and currency crisis, was on Obama’s team? Can you really imagine a likely scenario where these people do not know about network science and how to use a created crisis to get what they want?

We know for sure that a crisis was deliberately created with malice aforethought by enemies of our country and liberal politicians. They overtly said they would do it and they did. Many of these created events have damaged our nation since 1970. The culprits aren’t even trying to hide the fact that they did it. Decent Americans have trouble believing that people could deliberately do something so evil. That is how deliberately evil people pull the wool over the eyes of decent people.

This isn’t a conspiracy theory. No black helicopters or deep throats. It isn’t hidden and it isn’t secret. It is easily visible for those who have eyes to see. Those radical socialists who used deliberately created crisis tactics were successful beyond their expectations. I am reminded of Osama Ben Laden’s pleasant surprise when he was informed about how successful the 9/11 attack had been. I imagine Obama shares Osama’s elation over his unlikely success.

Aristotle the Hun, the Reverend Big Goon, and Good Shepherd Sam
I.O. Epilogue ~

Look, all you who kindle a fire,
Who encircle yourselves with sparks:
Walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks you have kindled—
This you shall have from My hand:
You shall lie down in torment.

- Isaiah 50:11, NKJV
The views and statements expressed by Investigating Obama contributors, and in quotations and citations, are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Investigating Obama and Arlen Williams.

photo of ACORN demonstrator "capitalizing" upon ACORN's sabatoge, from Wikipedia
hat tip for Scripture: Bobby Conner

Monday, February 23, 2009

Alan Keyes on 'The Awakening,' 8pm ET,,,5pm PT, Tonight; Obama a 'Communist' and 'Usurper'

Please consider emailing to friends, posting in blogs, forums, and social networks

Tonight [2/24, now archived for your streaming or downloading]

ALAN KEYES is the special guest on "The Awakening w/ Hanen & Arlen," on The Sentinel Radio Network, 2/23 at 8pm ET,,,5pm PT

Why is Barack Obama not accountable to Americans and to the constitution? Alan Keyes is on the move, to get to the dregs and documentation on Obama (in)eligibility. Obama had his lawyer threaten him and Keyes does not flinch. In fact, he has just laid in on the line, calling Obama a communist and calling him out on his "presidency," as an "alleged usurper."

Hanen and Arlen will ask the pointed questions and let Dr. Keyes speak his mind. (Why would we stand in his way?)

Keyes will then be joined by Tom Hoefling, Chairman of America's Independent Party, and "The Awakening" panelists and callers.

As you listen, join our chat room at
If you cannot access online, you may call to listen, at 646-727-2652

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Activism: Prayer

Investigating Obama is not only about exploring the problem of the man who would be called "president" and the near-totalitarian movement behind his face. It is also about solutions. I believe that the most thorough solutions for the United States of America, as well as one's personal life, come from yielding to our Creator.

In a time of confusion, even among those who would purport to know God's voice, this email was offered and became posted on the Web. I now offer it to those readers of I.O. who are receptive to it: "Prayer Focus." Written in some haste, it may not be the easiest of reads.

I believe the prayer coalition of Intercessors for America taps the greatest, most essential, and most critical resource available. Additionally, I have been monitoring two prayer movemtents, which have been providing cautious suggestions for prayer activism: USRPN and Generals International, coordinated by Cindy Jacobs; and USAA, by Dutch Sheets. There are many others go-to guys who are instructive of what we may pray for -- especially the Word of God and His Holy Spirit, providing direction to each who yields himself. Be careful though! Your prayer may effect you, the most....

By the way, as you pray, please ask for the protection of ministries such as these and those who take part.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hear Mario Apuzzo & Charles Kerchner, of Kerchner v. Obama, Thursday Evening, 8pm ET,,,5pm PT

Here is an important opportunity, for those following the eligibility challenges to Bogus POTUS Barack Obama, this notice by Mario Apuzzo, from his blog, A Place to Ask Questions To Get the Right Answers (I.O's emphasis):

BlogTalkRadio Let Freedom Ring Radio Show with John and Michelle - Thursday 19 Feb 09 - Kerchner v Obama Case Update & Q&A

Hi all,

I am pleased to announce that I and the lead plaintiff, Mr. Charles Kerchner, in the 'Kerchner et al v Obama et al' case, will be on the "Let Freedom Ring" radio show with the hosts John and Michelle on Thursday, 19 February 2009, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. EST. The show is on the network which is broadcast via the internet. I will be providing an overview and update for the case. Mr. Kerchner and I will then take Q&A from the hosts John and Michelle and via phone calls from the listening audience. Feel free to spread this announcement to people interested in this case. I hope to hear from you on the radio show.

Here is the URL link for this show:

Case Doc Link:

Mario Apuzzo, Esq.
Listen for yourself and you may find the most thorough case yet to be taken to federal court, to seek Obama's true status regarding the natural born Citizen requirement for our Commander in Chief. If you cannot listen live, the program will remain available as an archive.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

FBI Investigating 38+ Cases Related to Financial Crisis (ABC News)

Will these investigators be motivated to get to the depths of the financial crisis -- including Congress -- including the Cloward-Piven organization behind the revised Community Reinvestment Act? Keep in mind that naysayers of the CRA's impact ignore how this condoned the practice of giving out bad mortgages, overall. After all, what goes for Fannie-Mae "backed" mortgages to poor people in the inner city also goes in principle for unregulated mortgagers and their loans to others. "Fairness," after all....

That, not to mention the large mortgagers being sued (by Barack Obama and other ACORN lawyers) to make unjustified loans. I.O. is looking for the video of the man who said he was in a board meeting at a bank, when ACORN people broke into the room and encircled all at the table, standing silently behind them for awhile, then departing -- one of them being Barack Obama.

Initial excerpt from the recommended ABC News article:
Fraud 'Directly Related' to Financial Crisis Probed
FBI Agents Could be Reassigned from National Security Due to Booming Caseload
By Jason Ryan, Feb. 11, 2009

The FBI has opened investigations into more than 500 cases of alleged corporate fraud, including 38 that involve major firms and are "directly related" to the national economic crisis, FBI Deputy Director John Pistole told Congress today.

IMAGE: FBI - and Housing Crisis
FBI Says 38 Firms Directly Involved in Current Financial Crisis Could Expand to Over 100 firms Currently Over 500 Ongoing Corporate Fraud Investigations; TARP IG Warns of Fraud (ABC News Photo Illustration)

The surge in white-collar investigations is putting such a strain on the FBI that Pistole said the bureau is considering reassigning agents from national security, which has been the bureau's priority since the 9/11 attacks.

"The FBI has more than 530 open corporate fraud investigations, including 38 corporate fraud and financial institution matters directly related to the current financial crisis," Pistole told the Senate Judiciary Committee today.

The 38 companies, he said, "are significantly large companies, businesses everyone knows about but I cannot comment publicly."

Pistole's comments suggested widespread criminal activity among many of the nation's corporate giants.

"These are significantly large, similar to Enron," Pistole said. The number of firms under scrutiny could eventually top 100, as the investigations widen, he said.

Will this federal investigation flesh out all the criminals and scoundrels on and behind the scene, or will it be used to focus the spotlights away from Congress and the friends of Barack? Clue-1: just look for the words, "Congress" and "oversight." Clue-2: who is being targeted, but private enterprises, a.k.a., capitalists, a.k.a., bourgeosie?

One must believe there was oversight -- just not moral, ethical oversight. Then, what kind of oversight?

hat tip: Carmen the Journalist

Monday, February 16, 2009

On 'The Awakening': Is a Manufactured Crisis or Attack on its Way?

Monday 2/16, 8pm ET,,,5pm PT (or archived)

1. Was the "mortgage meltdown" economic terrorism? Was there a cover-up, until the recorded confession of Rep. Kanjorski?

2. Why did Biden, Powell, & Emanuel speak of another created crisis?
Listen to exactly what they said.

3. Are these pretexts for a massive attack upon our sovereignty and freedom?

Listen in at:
Or, dial (646) 727-2652 (then press 1, if you want to ask a queston)
And, if you'd like to chat in our room:

Special guest: Sheriff Richard Mack, on our Citizens' rights vs. state treachery -- and what we can do to be prepared, if necessary. Richard Mack defeated the Brady Bill at the U. S. Supreme Court. He has written, From My Cold, Dead Fingers; Why America Needs Guns - The County Sheriff, America's Last Hope - The Proper Role of Law Enforcement - and has lectured about popular and state sovereignty.

And at the Sentinel Roundtable:
And you'll hear more from Hanen, of The Sentinel Radio Network, and The Commentary, if she can get a better connection, this week!

Don't Just Read, Do Something! About this Catastrophe: Congress & Obama

I have read and traded comments with a handful of patriots, about the celebrated C-SPAN soliloquy... the revelation of Rep. Kanjorski (D-PA). His video is shown a few articles below - tired of posting it. A few of these folks follow along the lines of conventional and credible wisdom, assembled at Maggie's Notebook: here, just click that into a new window, if you like.

And since this is I.O., I'll feature my comment to her piece -- a suggestion for you Citizen activists out there to digest -- and get busy doing -- if you so choose:
Thanks for the good essay, Maggie. I suggest that we don't think yet that we have enough information on this story. What I do suggest:

Pick two congressmen from Kanjorski's committee and call their offices this fine Monday. [2/17: this and next week, let us take our time and be thorough enough] Ask them the tough questions. Here's the subcommittee list:

House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises - let's have at it!

For example, to Kanjorski's own office, let's ask: $550B within two hours? On what day? Why this big heavy burp, all of a sudden, at 11am? Who has investigated? What is the result? Any massive sell-offs by entities which have connections to each other, or which may not have the interests of the U.S.A. at heart?

Then, let's ask the others on that subcommittee what they recall and by the way... whom do they think *should be* investigated, outside and inside Congress?

And while we have them on the phone, how do they like the idea that we should throw more than another one trillion dollars at the problem, causing severe inflation and thus an auto-Madoff run on our livelihoods and savings?

And do they think we should join Obama's MarxoFascist army now, to be ahead of the curve? Will that give us the ticket to move to the head of the breadlines, you know, as long as we campaign for other socialists and throw our weight around in our neighborhoods?
We should already know this is essentially a manufactured catastrophe, by one interpretation of that phrase or another (see posts of the last three weeks). We are in the eye of the storm and the storm has been building rapidly. What do we do about it?

Here is another thing, for you Citizen activists (natural born, or otherwise) to do, as described by Citizen Wells in his piece, "Congress Watch, WHY Initiative, US Constitution, US Congress, Obama eligibility, Congressmen, Senators, Representatives, Accountable, 2010 Elections, Military oath, Restore the Constitutional Republic," February 13, 2009. Please have a look at that.

This is one of the critical subjects Mr. Wells and an excellent group will be covering on "The Awakening," this Monday night, on net-radio, 8pm ET,,,5pm PT, and archived.

And, please give me your comment or an email to arlenwilliams "at", if you have feedback from one or more of these congressmen or their offices!

Mr. Wells likes long titles, doesn't he?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Keyes on Obama and His Attempted Persecution of Constitutionalist Citizens

From Alan Keyes, Saturday, 2/14/09:
Obama Threatens Keyes and other Eligibility Plaintiffs

Thought for Today

As many of you know, I am party to one of the lawsuits seeking evidence that would help to establish, one way or the other, whether Obama in fact meets the U.S. Constitution's eligibility requirements for the office of President of the United States. To understand my view of the critical issues involved see the WND articles The End of the Constitutional Republic, and Obama, Oaths and the End of Constitutional Government.) Now Obama's lawyers have filed a motion to quash our effort to obtain the relevant documents (cf. Bob Unruh's WND article Sanctions sought in eligibility case.) I am told that it includes a demand that monetary penalties be assessed against me and the other plaintiffs in the suit. Though not unexpected, this motion confirms Obama's ruthless determination to destroy anyone who continues to seek the information the Constitution requires. Why should they demand penalties against citizens who are simply seeking the enforcement of the Supreme Law of the Land? It is simply because their persistence runs contrary to the will of a supposedly popular demagogue? This smacks of tyrannical arrogance. That Obama thus signals his intent to bring financial ruin on those who won't accept his cover-up of the circumstances of his birth is a tactical escalation. It confirms the common sense suspicion that he won't act forthrightly in this matter because he has something to hide.

As one of the targets of this escalation, I need no more convincing proof of the ruthless disposition so far successfully masked by his empty rhetoric of hope and change. [Excerpted, continues in Keyes' blog, upon a larger theme]
My reactions:
  • It is good to see Dr. Keyes publicly and vociferously involved.
  • We should build a unified front to protect these eligibility challengers
  • We should do the same for all whistleblowers about Barack Obama and the movement for controlled societies, of which he is a part -- there are many potential whistleblowers.
  • In so doing, please think of Carol Greenberg in Ohio.
  • "Keep faith."

$550B Run on Money Markets, 9/11 or 9/18, 2008?

There is some blow-back among journalists and bloggers, to I.O's 2/14 updated article, immediately prior to this one -- enough that I have added a couple question marks in key places. This dispute/correction by means of conventional wisdom declares the $550B withdrawl from money market funds mentioned by Rep. Kanjorski as having taken place in less than two hours, were two hours out of Thursday, 9/18/08 and not 9/11/08.

I.O. once again offers the unedited Kanjorski pronouncements on C-SPAN, wherein he states
Look, I was there when the Secretary and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve came those days and talked with members of Congress about what was going on. It was about September 15th. Here’s the facts, and we don’t even talk about these things. On Thursday at about eleven o’clock in the morning, the Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous draw-down of money market accounts in the United States, to the tune of $550 billion dollars was being drawn out in the matter of an hour or two. The Treasury opened up its window to help. They pumped a hundred and five billion dollars in the system and quickly realized that they could not stem the tide. We were having an electronic run on the banks. They decided to close the operation, close down the money ccounts and announce a guarantee of $250,000 per account so there wouldn’t be further panic out there, and that’s what actually happened.
From this, one would logically assume that the Thursday in question was likely on 9/11. However, there were news reports at the end of the following week which indicated a 9/18 date, for a huge draw-down. However, such reports also indicate statements [emphasis by I.O.] such as:

The news on redemptions at Reserve Primary is certainly being kept low key. The only reference to it that I have seen was buried in the third paragraph of a Bloomberg story.
[from, "Run On Money Market Fund: Reserve Primary Fund Lost 60% Of Its Assets To Redemptions This Week"]

And from a New York Post article, "Almost Armageddon," dated Sunday, 9/21:
According to traders, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, money market funds were inundated with $500 billion in sell orders prior to the opening. The total money-market capitalization was roughly $4 trillion that morning.
From the above, it is clear that details of this enormous threat to the United States' economy were being kept quiet. From the above, one is compelled to ask, how quiet? For example, it being kept as quiet as it was, had traders been trained by the federal government to hush news of any market panic potentially caused by economic terrorism? And if so, how long might they have been able to keep such a thing quiet? After all, it would be convenient to keep very, very quiet, an enormous economic attack on the date, 9/11.

Members of Congress have the answers. I.O. commends Rep. Kanjorski's interest in Congress informing Sovereign Citizens of what occurred and looks forward to gaining more information from them -- more glasnost, less mushroom management. For starters, what exactly do you mean to say, Rep. Kanjorski?

It should also not be lost in this discussion that it has been said, the most significant catalyst for the mortgage meltdown was the failure of IndyMac and that the catalyst for this was the prior public doomsaying of the same by Senator Charles Schumer. Nor should it be forgotten that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid later leveled a similar, severely damaging public badmouthing of the insurance industry.

Add to this the move of ideological the friends of known economic terrorist, and fellow bankroller of MarxoFascists, George Soros, who are Herb and Marion Sandler. These culprits sold their virtual loansharking mortgage business, Golden West, to Wachovia Bank. Presumably they, being good at business, had a reasonable idea of when their loans were going to sour.

Add to this, the recurring patterns of huge end of day and end of week sell-offs on Wall Street, during this time, quashing hopes for stock market stability.

Then there was the prevention of the investigation of Fannie and Freddie, the campaign funding kickbacks of the same to the Democrat Congressmen who "helped" them, the revised Community Reinvestment Act which provided political correctness to rampant bad mortgages, the coercive tactics of Soros-backed ACORN, demanding that banks give out many more bad loans, and one wonders just what strings and wool can be pulled.

And keep in mind, this is the same Congress which ramrodded two crisis deepening, trillion dollar "acts" of economic sabotage upon us, since September.

Convenient coincidences abound. So do cunning and stealth by the powerful -- along with profound media ignorance. Yes we do look forward to gaining more tidbits of need-to-know information from Congress. (The Good Lord knows we don't expect the same from the new Executive Branch, since critical information to which voting American Citizens are entitled, fails to come, from the man who attacks those who seek it, Barack Obama -- or is that Barry Soetoro, the new, Indonesian "president" of the United States?)

Yes, let us have some further dialogue with Congress. As Rep. Kanjorski relates, they may need it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Attack Occurred 9/11 [?] - Manufactured Catastrophe: The Cat is Out of the Bag in the MarxoFascist War on Our American Freedom & Personal Livelihoods

That [seems to be the case] according to Rep. Kanjorski of Pennsylvania (D); see video below.

I.O. had written below, "This is WAR UPON AMERICA, much more threatening than 9/11.What are we going to do about it?" We now have a kind of correction to make: This WAS 9/11 [according to one reasonable analysis] Comment to this article:

Anonymous said...
Please listen to the video closely. Kanjorski states that there was a closed meeting of Congress on about the 15th of September. This would be a MONDAY. Then he lets it slip out that the financial meltdown occurred on a Thursday... of the previous week.

This would be THURSDAY - SEPT. 11

Yes, a FINANCIAL TERRORIST ATTACK occurred on Thursday, September 11, 2008, the seventh anniversary of 9/11. And no one is telling us
about it!

God help us!
February 14, 2009 6:16 AM

To this, I will add, as reported yesterday in I.O.:

"We have a once in a generation chance to act boldly, to turn adversity into
opportunity, and use this crisis as a chance to transform our economy for the 21st century."

- Barack Hussein Obama, 2/12/2009, according to email from

God help us, indeed. This outrageously unreported story will be discussed further on live net-radio this Monday, 2/16, 8pm ET,,, 5pm PT on "The Awakening, with Hanen & Arlen."

Original post, 2/12/2009, evening:

It's been published on other site(s) with my blessing [an email I sent, as below, slightly edited] and I hear it may be on its way to Sen. John McCain. Does he care? Feel free to spread it everywhere, too. I suggest that everyone who cares about America email this information, about the Kanjorski confession -- to everyone who has an email address that he has or finds, everywhere in the world. Also, faxed, mailed, and otherwise shoved before the faces of everyone within reach.


Or do you want to live on PLANET FASCIST-SOROS, subsector MARXOFASCIST-OBAMA?

This is about real treason, real economic terrorism, and real mega-tampering into the sacred process of The Sovereign American Citizens' national election (getting us our illegitimate "president"). And the government/media cover-up is the second sedition.

This is WAR UPON AMERICA, much more threatening than 9/11.
What are we going to do about it?

This is the email I sent out last night, slightly edited.
Thursday, February 12, 2009 3:26 AM
From: "Arlen Williams"


Congress knows. They all know (or should know) and just enough are cooperating to keep it happening. None of them are telling us -- except for one, now.

Please read the attached and watch the video. It goes far, far beyond "important news." After you do, please consider forwarding it to your entire email database -- including business and professional contacts. (No apologies from me to my personal business contacts. It is urgent and vital.)

Mushroom management of Sovereign Americans must end NOW. It is time for glasnost in America. Please forgive the understatement of this title:

For more context, on Soros, Obama, and all -- also for the obvious solution (along with investigation, prosecution, and a military intervention if necessary): how Barack Obama must rightfully be declared a fictitious "president," since he is not a natural born Citizen, at

God save America from these apostate, fascist, self-made illegitimates,
Arlen Williams

PS: Add to this, the huge, consecutive Friday sell-offs into Wall St., during our pre-election "crisis," well revealed to America at the time by Mike Huckabee -- and the public "slips of the tongue" by apparently subversive Senators Charles Schumer and Harry Reid, contributing to the destruction of IndyMac, by Schumer -- said to be the catalyst for the entire mortage meltdown -- and in Reid's case, exacerbating the crisis among critical insurance companies. Does it need to get clearer?

If you are not convinced, please stay and do some more reading. The dots connected for you should be enough to relate "probable cause," fellow Americans.

Have you listened to the words out of this man's mouth, yet?

[Look] I was there when the Secretary and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve came those days and talked with members of Congress about what was going on [it was about September 15th.] Here’s the facts, and we don’t even talk about these things. On Thursday [September 18] at about eleven o’clock in the morning, the Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous draw-down of money market accounts in the United States, to the tune of $550 billion dollars was being drawn out in the matter of an hour or two. The Treasury opened up its window to help. They pumped a hundred and five billion dollars in the system and quickly realized that they could not stem the tide. We were having an electronic run on the banks. They decided to close the operation, close down the money accounts and announce a guarantee of $250,000 per account so there wouldn’t be further panic out there, and that’s what actually happened.

If they had not done that, their estimation was that by 2 o’clock that afternoon, five-and-a-half trillion dollars would have been drawn out of the money market system of the United States, would have collapsed the entire economy of the United States, and within 24 hours the world economy would have collapsed. Now we talked at that time about what would happen if that happened. It would have been the end of our economic system and our political system as we know it.

And that’s why, when they made the point we’ve got to act and do things quickly we did. Now Secretary Paulson said, “Let’s buy out these sub-prime mortgages.” That’s when he came to Congress. But he said, “Give us latitude and large authority to do many things as we decide necessary. And give us seven hundred billion dollars to do that.”

Shortly after we enacted our bill with those very broad powers. The U.K. came out and said, “No, we don’t have enough money to buy toxic assets. Instead, we’re going to put our money into banks so that their equity grows and they’re not bankrupt.” And so the U.K. started that process and that’s true. It was much cheaper to put more money in banks as equity investment than to start buying their bad assets, because it became early determined that we’d probably have to spend three or four trillion dollars of taxpayer’s money to buy these bad assets. And we didn’t have… we only had seven hundred billion dollars. So Paulson made a complete switch, went in and started putting money in buying securities and reinvesting in the banks of the United States. Why? Because if you don’t have a banking system you don’t have an economy. And although we did that, it wasn’t enough money, and as fast as we did that, the economy has been falling, and the reason last week… We’re really no better off today than we were three months ago because we’ve had a decrease in the equity positions of banks because other assets are going sour by the moment….

Friday, February 13, 2009

Kerchner v. Obama: Mario Apuzzo & Charles Kerchner on MommaE Net-Radio Friday

From MommaE email:
There will be another SPECIAL GUEST'S tonight. Attorney Mario Apuzzo and Charles Kerchner will be the Guest's to talk about their new Amended case against Obama....

We will be discussing and explaining the new case, then Mr. Apuzzo and Mr. Kerchner will take calls for the last 45 minutes . // Remember they are doing this for us and for our Country, our Constitution and the swearing in of someone for President that is NOT eligible under Our Constitution to be President of the United States of America!
8:30pm ET,,,5:30pm PT, 90 minutes, call in # 347-237-4870 (then enter 1 if question, not if wish to only listen). The MommaE and Sentinel Radio Network broadcasts are archived after their live presentations. You may read about Kershner v. Obama in TRSoL and in Apuzzo's pertinent blog.

Obama Quote: Using Crisis to Transform Economy

"We have a once in a generation chance to act boldly, to turn adversity into opportunity, and
use this crisis as a chance to transform our economy for the 21st century."

- Barack Obama, yesterday, 2/12/2009, according to

True Cost of Bogus "Stimulus," $3.27 Trillion, Plus Likely Bailouts = Over $5 Trillion (not Including Obama's "Healthcare" and "Environmental" Costs)

It's intentionally destroying the economy, "stupid."

This "stimulus" of manufactured catastrophe: $3.37T + total "bank bailouts": $1.8T + expected state bailouts: $40B+ (I.O's rough estimate) = roughly $5.2-trillion, over the next ten years. That does not include planned "healthcare reform," nor the punitive effects of the "environmental" ploys of the Obama despots (e.g., "cap and trade," socialist make-work projects), etc.

Accumulated, this will not stimulate the economy. It will destroy the economy and our livelihoods. There will not be that much available money in a world this will drive into recession. Therefore, once again: we see the Sorosian tactics of destroying currency (including extreme inflation) and this time, our entire economy -- perhaps, nearly the entire world's economy, as the dominoes fall.

Is there anyone who can deny that these people seek to eliminate the free American economy, as they would send us into depression, and turn the American "masses" into proletariat dependents upon the state?

From the Heritage Foundation...
All of the major news outlets are reporting that the stimulus bill voted out of conference committee last night has a meager $789 billion price tag. This number is pure fantasy. No one believes that the increased funding for programs the left loves like Head Start, Medicaid, COBRA, and the Earned Income Tax Credit is in anyway temporary. No Congress under control of the left will ever cut funding for these programs. So what is the true cost of the stimulus if these spending increases are made permanent?

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) asked the Congressional Budget Office to estimate the impact of permanently extending the 20 most popular provisions of the stimulus bill. What did the CBO find? As you can see from the table below, the true 10 year cost of the stimulus bill $2.527 trillion in in spending with another $744 billion cost in debt servicing. Total bill for the Generational Theft Act: $3.27 trillion.

Do you not understand what Obama, Pelosi, etc. mean by "transformational" and by Obama's claim, "I will change the world?"

Please Contact those who are to "Represent" You, Immediately