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America Is Sleepwalking Into An Abyss Of No Return


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PinkMindy
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Many negative reports have been recorded coming out of the White House by leading authors and researchers of late, but only to be immediately attacked and prematurely dismissed by the mainstream press. Click to say goodbye to "The Obamas" right now!



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PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 12:54 pm

AMERICA IS SLEEPWALKING INTO AN ABYSS OF NO RETURN!!!

Most of the mainstream media is still unjustifiably protecting President Obama by twisting, candy-coating and cherry-picking through the presidential facts of our daily news content, in order to obtain their goals and to further fulfill their questionable multifaceted agendas.

"We The People" are constantly being safely kept outside of this operating inner-loop, being left outside only to scratch our heads in wonder as to what is 'really' going on behind those closed doors of our perpetually gridlocked White House.

Many negative reports have been recorded coming out of the White House by leading authors and researchers of late, but only to be immediately attacked and prematurely dismissed by the mainstream press.

This must be a new version of transparency to be viewed through a hidden veil of corruption and secrecy, that President Obama is personally hand-crafting with the help of his wife and other political cronies, which extends from Chicago to Washington, D.C. ...

And of course let's not fail to admit that they are even utilizing Hollywood, California (Home of the Masters of Illusion) ...

Thus allowing the Obama administration to continue their attempt to appear sweet-n-clean through the smoke and mirrored reflections and to therefore allow them a continuation of their brand of empty political promising ...

Via an endless campaign of self-degrading finger-pointing and blame-storming, which is spiraling unabated out-of-control and ever onward along a road toward entirely new levels of unethical political depravity.

Click 'Like' to say eternally goodbye to "The Obamas" right now.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 12:55 pm

It's scary for me to think about how a sleeping American public could be duped so badly by a common ordinary Chicago politician.

And if their reign of confusion is allowed to continue in the White House in 2013, then the U.S. will surely be doomed.

"The Obamas" = 1% Rich Elite and they have all forgotten everything concerning the 99% being forced to live in the streets, which has become self-evident throughout the last 3.2 years of legislation!!
 

Roger Garin-michaud (114)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 1:01 pm
noted, thanks !
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 1:04 pm

If you have an active Facebook account, then please click-on the following hyperlink to "Like" & Share with others ... Thnx!!

"AMERICA IS SLEEPWALKING INTO AN ABYSS OF NO RETURN" - Main Source Commentary @ Facebook
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 1:39 pm

My Previous Care2 Article:

Watch an angry and extremely disappointed group of Liberal demonstrators publicly list their grievances and demands directly to President Obama, which is all going on right outside an important 'Chicago' fundraiser in front of the University of Illinois.

"Occupy Chicago Protests Obama At Fundraiser - News Video" @ Care2 News
 

Anne F. (17)
Saturday January 14, 2012, 1:43 pm
wealthy men want to run our country
http://www.conservativerefocus.com/blog5.php/2012/01/13/the-2012-us-presidential-candidates-and-wealth-so-where-do-they-stand
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 4:56 am

To The Reader:

If you are still in any doubt as to the 'at best' questionable nature of the current Obama regime, then click the hyperlink below and browse through the (mostly mainstream and updated daily) ton of negative articles regarding one President Barack Obama, because it's just simply amazing!: =======>

"The Anti-Obama Nation" - Latest News, Videos & Images Updated Daily @ Facebook
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 6:14 am

President Obama's Current Job Approval Rating @ Gallup Daily

It hasn't changed very much over many months, so therefore for any consistently running poll that continues over a long period of time to produce the same basic results, then that said poll is to be considered a true and valid indicator of the public's general perception!
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 6:18 am

Less than a year out from Election Day 2012, voters remain overwhelmingly pessimistic about the U.S. economy and the general direction of their nation, which is translating into negative public disapproval ratings against Obama's re-election chances.

"Most Say Obama Doesn't Deserve Second Term - News/Video" @ CBS News
 

ivonne M. (354)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 8:54 am
Done
 

Charles Wasserman (17)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 9:41 am
Ron Paul is the only candidate for President who has the solutions to put this coiutry back on track.
I urge everyone to support Dr. Paul.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 9:54 am

Everyone must take a mentally and physically ACTIVE role in publicly protesting and campaigning against President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid first, before campaigning for another candidate of your choice, because there will be NO HOPE & CHANGE until you do!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 10:12 am
No note for BS!. Mainstream media? It's 95% right wing! There is no such thing.

Ron Paul is a crazy man!

They are giving you the job hacker, Romney wether you like it or not because you have no voice. Why no voice? Because you're all too lazy to give a damned. Just Hate Hate Hate.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 11:38 am

Jason must not have read the previous comments or visited the site link, because his statement is simply a personal opinion, that is based in personal self-political protectionism and is not based in facts, because ...

There is a vast number of mainstream articles available to show President Obama to be a questionable and gridlocked failure! ...

However, everyone has a right to harbor their own personal opinion, but it would be advisable to check out the Internet first before making any final decision ...

Just some important food for thought here!
 

Michael Dewey (1034)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 12:22 pm
No matter who wins in 2012, by the end of 2013, the people are going to demand Ron Paul's long overdue Foreign Policy and monetary system. The 2 core issues, when fixed, will have other stuff fading away as having been trivial, for we will have sound money so we then can take care of ourselves. (These are 2 sound principals to build on.) Yes too me, the tangents of abortions or any civil rights gains, ''they'' claim have made, will end up getting fixed, by sound money, and reducing our military.

Keep this insanity up and good luck. This monetary system has the world on the brink of an economic collapse. The Banking money power took over from the start, with many battles over them during the 1800s. Kucinich has some good ideas on how to get out of the beast of the Fed, by putting it under the Treasury, not the other way around as it appears to many.
 

Betsy Bee (1041)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 12:29 pm
Really, Pink, I am beginning to worry about you. It has to be hard being so obsessed with Obama hatred.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 12:47 pm

No really Bee Hive, most of those reading this already know that you still champion the questionable and gridlocked Obama, which stands-up for and defends an indefensible political position maintaining permanent national stagnation.

Our only hope for change now is that the pro-Obama supporter numbers continues to dwindle down from just a wanton handful of aimless rabble ... Down to only an old woman and her cat ... Down to none at all in the coming months! ...

But there will always be hardcore Liberals and hardcore Democrats who will not relinquish their political pipe-dreams, and these individuals are always called "The Holdouts".
 

. (0)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 1:21 pm
noted..I wish that Ron Paul would be voted in and not discriminated against because of his age, etc. His policies are sound and they need to be implemented. Seems many have a problem with changes that will only benefit and not detract from this country. Our monetary system is in collapse and as for our Foreign policy....well...charity begins at home. No other country has done as much as we have to help others....
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 1:34 pm

Very Interesting!!!

New Anti-Obama Ad: Americans for Prosperity Target White House on Solyndra Scandal - News Video @ ABC News

Has President Obama dug his own political grave???

Ahhh, could be!!
 

Phyllis P. (389)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 2:38 pm
"Then there are the hard line neocon critics of Obama. Some of them have managed to perform an important public service by forcing the odious figures of the gangster Tony Rezko, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the terrorist William Ayers, and the terrorist Bernadine Dohrn - all of whom belong to Obama's immediate social circle - into the public eye in the face of hysterical opposition by NBC, MSNBC, The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the other assorted MEDIA WHORES for Obama." Barack H Obama: The Unauthorized Biography (The Obama Coup)
 

rose ann s. (245)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 3:15 pm
goodbye to this inept,reckless and greedy prez..Americans deserve better than this.
 

M Away M. (461)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 4:06 pm
Thank you Pink! Sorry not on Facebook, but soooo want this guy OUTTA the OFFICE!!
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 4:25 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 6:51 pm
Thanks again for the information. I am really interested how this election is going to play out.
 

(0)
Sunday January 15, 2012, 8:59 pm
This is not a Democrat or Republican issue. The system is irrevocably broken. I would suggest all of you take a look a Rocky Anderson, former two time SLC Mayor, founder and chair of Highway to Humanity. As Mayor, he applied the Kyoto protocols to SLC and surpassed them by 41%. His contribution policy is $100 per election cycle. It won't matter who you vote for whether it be D or R, either one are too influenced by the obscene money which drives the American political system.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 2:45 am
I despair over the USA. If they Americans can't agree upon how to save the country then the world will change completely and we have no idea what will replace the old systems. Only the everyday, 'common' person can really make a change.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Monday January 16, 2012, 8:47 am

"The Obamas" = 1% Rich Elite and they have all forgotten everything concerning the 99% being forced to live in the streets, which has become self-evident throughout the last 3.2 years of their feeble and aimless legislation attempts!!
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Monday January 16, 2012, 8:52 am

How can America survive another 4 More Years of President Obama's brand of perpetual gridlock wrapped around an endless national stagnation???
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 11:09 am
"gridlocked Obama, which stands-up for and defends an indefensible political position maintaining permanent national stagnation. "

Obama has tried to end the right's Bush tax cuts for the rich the whole time in office! It's the right who have stagnated america.
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Monday January 16, 2012, 11:22 am
Facts please. Lots of claims but few facts. Sad. Reduce the race to useless chatter.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Monday January 16, 2012, 11:46 am

Bookmark this page that is quickly gaining recognition and is now becoming widely referenced by people all across the Internet. Get the past and current news, videos & commentary regarding the 'at best' questionable nature of the gridlocked Obama regime!

There is far more existing mainstream evidence across the Internet to substantiate President Obama as being an Epic Failure, than there is to prove the complete opposite!!!

"The Anti-Obama Nation" - Alternative President Obama Daily Reading News Journal @ Care2 News
 

Michael Dewey (1034)
Monday January 16, 2012, 11:50 am
Obama took the guts out of any good change on HC with a backroom deal with Pharma.-Huffington Post
 

Billie C. (2)
Monday January 16, 2012, 12:01 pm
obama the made up person is starting to crack. you can't keep a fake together. time to get him out and a real person into the white house. the race card of if you don't like obama isn't working so good anymore. byebye obama.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 12:55 pm
The REPUBLICANS ARE SLEEPWALKING INTO AN ABYSS OF NO RETURN!!!

Obama knows this and Liberals know what BUSH did to us. He let wall street tap out the worlds economy after he LET 9/11 happen.

You don't know the 3rd antichrist when you're living his hell

NO NOTE for STUPIDITY!!! NO NOTE FOR LIBERAL HATE!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 12:57 pm
Learn a lesson for a change. Stop letting fox and the wealthy do your thinking.

http://billmoyers.com/segment/jacob-hacker-paul-pierson-on-engineered-inequality/
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 1:01 pm
Six Monolithic Corporations That Control Nearly Everything We Watch, Hear And Read

Back in 1983, approximately 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States. Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations. These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites. Sadly, most Americans don’t even stop to think about who is feeding them the endless hours of news and entertainment that they constantly ingest. Most Americans don’t really seem to care about who owns the media. But they should. The truth is that each of us is deeply influenced by the messages that are constantly being pounded into our heads by the mainstream media. The average American watches 153 hours of television a month. In fact, most Americans begin to feel physically uncomfortable if they go too long without watching or listening to something. Sadly, most Americans have become absolutely addicted to news and entertainment and the ownership of all that news and entertainment that we crave is being concentrated in fewer and fewer hands each year.




The six corporations that collectively control U.S. media today are Time Warner, Walt Disney, Viacom, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., CBS Corporation and NBC Universal. Together, the “big six” absolutely dominate news and entertainment in the United States. But even those areas of the media that the “big six” do not completely control are becoming increasingly concentrated. For example, Clear Channel now owns over 1000 radio stations across the United States. Companies like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are increasingly dominating the Internet.

But it is the “big six” that are the biggest concerns. When you control what Americans watch, hear and read you gain a great deal of control over what they think. They don’t call it “programming” for nothing.

Back in 1983 it was bad enough that about 50 corporations dominated U.S. media. But since that time, power over the media has rapidly become concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer people….

In 1983, fifty corporations dominated most of every mass medium and the biggest media merger in history was a $340 million deal. … [I]n 1987, the fifty companies had shrunk to twenty-nine. … [I]n 1990, the twenty-nine had shrunk to twenty three. … [I]n 1997, the biggest firms numbered ten and involved the $19 billion Disney-ABC deal, at the time the biggest media merger ever. … [In 2000] AOL Time Warner’s $350 billion merged corporation [was] more than 1,000 times larger [than the biggest deal of 1983].


Today, six colossal media giants tower over all the rest. Much of the information in the chart below comes from mediaowners.com. The chart below reveals only a small fraction of the media outlets that these six behemoths actually own….

Time Warner

Home Box Office (HBO)
Time Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
CW Network (partial ownership)
TMZ
New Line Cinema
Time Warner Cable
Cinemax
Cartoon Network
TBS
TNT
America Online
MapQuest
Moviefone
Castle Rock
Sports Illustrated
Fortune
Marie Claire
People Magazine

Walt Disney

ABC Television Network
Disney Publishing
ESPN Inc.
Disney Channel
SOAPnet
A&E
Lifetime
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Buena Vista Theatrical Productions
Buena Vista Records
Disney Records
Hollywood Records
Miramax Films
Touchstone Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios
Buena Vista Games
Hyperion Books

Viacom

Paramount Pictures
Paramount Home Entertainment
Black Entertainment Television (BET)
Comedy Central
Country Music Television (CMT)
Logo
MTV
MTV Canada
MTV2
Nick Magazine
Nick at Nite
Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon
Noggin
Spike TV
The Movie Channel
TV Land
VH1

News Corporation

Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Fox Television Stations
The New York Post
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Beliefnet
Fox Business Network
Fox Kids Europe
Fox News Channel
Fox Sports Net
Fox Television Network
Fox News Xmas Card Shows Their Viewers as Sheep
FX
My Network TV
MySpace
News Limited News
Phoenix InfoNews Channel
Phoenix Movies Channel
Sky PerfecTV
Speed Channel
STAR TV India
STAR TV Taiwan
STAR World
Times Higher Education Supplement Magazine
Times Literary Supplement Magazine
Times of London
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
20th Century Fox International
20th Century Fox Studios
20th Century Fox Television
BSkyB
DIRECTV
The Wall Street Journal
Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Interactive Media
FOXTEL
HarperCollins Publishers
The National Geographic Channel
National Rugby League
News Interactive
News Outdoor
Radio Veronica
ReganBooks
Sky Italia
Sky Radio Denmark
Sky Radio Germany
Sky Radio Netherlands
STAR
Zondervan

CBS Corporation

CBS News
CBS Sports
CBS Television Network
CNET
Showtime
TV.com
CBS Radio Inc. (130 stations)
CBS Consumer Products
CBS Outdoor
CW Network (50% ownership)
Infinity Broadcasting
Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books, Scribner)
Westwood One Radio Network

NBC Universal

Bravo
CNBC
NBC News
MSNBC
NBC Sports
NBC Television Network
Oxygen
SciFi Magazine
Syfy (Sci Fi Channel)
Telemundo
USA Network
Weather Channel
Focus Features
NBC Universal Television Distribution
NBC Universal Television Studio
Paxson Communications (partial ownership)
Trio
Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Pictures
Universal Studio Home Video

These gigantic media corporations do not exist to objectively tell the truth to the American people. Rather, the primary purpose of their existence is to make money.



These gigantic media corporations are not going to do anything to threaten their relationships with their biggest advertisers (such as the largest pharmaceutical companies that literally spend billions on advertising), and one way or another these gigantic media corporations are always going to express the ideological viewpoints of their owners.

Fortunately, an increasing number of Americans are starting to wake up and are realizing that the mainstream media should not be trusted. According to a new poll just released by Gallup, the number of Americans that have little to no trust in the mainstream media (57%) is at an all-time high.

That is one reason why we have seen the alternative media experience such rapid growth over the past few years. The mainstream media has been losing credibility at a staggering rate, and Americans are starting to look elsewhere for the truth about what is really going on.

Do you think that anyone in the mainstream news would actually tell you that the Federal Reserve is bad for America or that we are facing a horrific derivatives bubble that could destroy the entire world financial system? Do you think that anyone in the mainstream media would actually tell you the truth about the deindustrialization of America or the truth about the voracious greed of Goldman Sachs?

Sure there are a few courageous reporters in the mainstream media that manage to slip a few stories past their corporate bosses from time to time, but in general there is a very clear understanding that there are simply certain things that you just do not say in the mainstream news.

But Americans are becoming increasingly hungry for the truth, and they are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the dumbed down pablum that is passing as “hard hitting news” these days.
http://wakeup-world.com/2012/01/13/six-monolithic-corporations-that-control-nearly-everything-we-watch-hear-and-read/

Thanks a lot, Reagan.
 

Bill Eagle (32)
Monday January 16, 2012, 1:08 pm
The President my not meet all of our expectations, but he is one hell of a lot better than any of the alternatives that are being offered to us by the right. He is a moderate, not a progressive... but he isn't reactionary like his opposition.
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Monday January 16, 2012, 1:34 pm
So the republicans are the answer to that? I hope not because they are worst! It does not excuse the democrats but the fact remains that the republicans are much worst than democrats! I know that it would be awesome for Americans to have a better choice but you all don't.
 

Eddie O. (95)
Monday January 16, 2012, 1:39 pm
Rocky Anderson is by far much, much better than Ron Paul, and Obama, the question is whether he could truly be elected in November??? For a look at his very rational, sane, perspective on things, go to http://www.truth-out.org/ex-salt-lake-mayor-rocky-anderson-former-democrat-launches-third-party-presidential-bid-against-obam
 

Eddie O. (95)
Monday January 16, 2012, 1:42 pm
Nancy, -- You're absolutely right that the Republicans would be much, much, worse than Obama. At least he tries to soem extent to do some good, whereas the Greedy Obstructionists are just that, GREEDY, and only out for the 1%!
 

M Away M. (461)
Monday January 16, 2012, 1:59 pm
Right now...it is the "HAVE'S and the HAVE NOTS" To me sadly all politicans are MONEY GRABBERS lately, but, OBAMA to say "I am sorry to a Nation that America was a War with" is an insult to me...for this I will protect all of the people that fought so hard for our Country! " Giddy UP OBAMA" and may you never ever be in a position to SAY YOU ARE SORRY FOR A NATION that you sadly never led! There was no Change, you caved in...(in fact, the Environment is sadly WORSE) while I do agree with a ton of you that fight so hard against Republicans, it is distressing to me that we frankly really DON'T HAVE TO MANY CHOICES!

Oh, now we have a comedian running, well, sadly he will probably WIN!

What about David Letterman???? Rin Tin Tin...so many out there...Personally, can we IMPORT another PERSON to RUN? If so We need to look outside of the box! Thankfully, even though all of you hate Republicans, they have blocked a ton of things, also while I am sadly not in agreement with all of the issues that have been blocked, I hate seeing almost 4 parties running in this election!

This is a sure way to say WELCOME BACK OBAMA! Cripes!

Going to check into Rocky...but, once you split off you have split the vote and that is sadly just another VOTE for OBAMA! Be it Green Party, Comedy, whatever! We need a Lifesaver thrown out of the Boat and maybe someone that all of the United States of America can relate to UMMM Ya think another STAR?!?!?!?!
 

M Away M. (461)
Monday January 16, 2012, 2:00 pm
Jason...did check into a couple of all of the companies that you listed, and found out that many of them DONATE TO OBAMA!!!!
 

Wayne W. (12)
Monday January 16, 2012, 2:11 pm
You know, PinkMindy, if you persist in saying false things that are so easily checked, no one will believe anything you say. It's even offensive to me that you would try to present AFP as a source, especially on energy, when I'm sure you know full well that AFP is the Kochs. There was a time when the American right and those who assist the right could tell a decent lie, but now they're just phoning it in.

"It’s often claimed that the Solyndra loan guarantee was “rushed through” by the Obama Administration for political reasons. What critics fail to mention is that the Solyndra deal is more than three years old, started under the Bush Administration, which tried to conditionally to approve the loan right before Obama took office. Rather than “pushing funds out the door too quickly,” the Obama Administration restructured the original loan when it came into office to further protect the taxpayers’ investment. Then in August 2011 the DOE refused to bail out Solyndra, precipitating the company’s bankruptcy." In addition, Solyndra accounts for less than 3% of the DOE's highly successful loan program. "The only "scandal" is how the GOP continues to relentlessly pursue all their failed Energy policies of the past.

And the fact that they get to put the brakes the Country's inevitable Energy Future, in the process ... all to benefit their Big Oil benefactors. As they continue provide untold billions in their Oil subsidies. Subsidies unexamined, by the harsh glare of GOP hypocrisy.
 

Roger Skinner (14)
Monday January 16, 2012, 2:17 pm
This links to a facebook page. Really? Nothing like a facebook page to convince people, huh?
Still, despite Obama's flaws, the viable alternatives look a lot worse to me.
 

Robert B. (58)
Monday January 16, 2012, 3:42 pm
PinkMindy, your sorry article is not worth noting. You always make accusations with NO facts to back anything up. You obviously are an extreme racist. Your irrational hatred proves this. If you can't come up with positive ideas to make this a better world, then don't bother wasting our time and stop spewing your racist crap.
 

Rosemary G. (80)
Monday January 16, 2012, 4:51 pm
Pink Mindy you must be related to the Kardashians to be needing all this attention by your many posts..
You are the one who is in La la land and has obviously not come to terms with the results of the Civil War.
Would you have rather had the Mc Cain Palin ticket? You are out of your mind and a hypocritical racist. Get a bloody life and go and help your fellow Americans instead of spewing your diarrhea of the mouth on the Internet.
 

David F. (38)
Monday January 16, 2012, 6:00 pm
The only alternative seems to be Ron Paul. The American electorate have got what they deserve. Too much apathy (38% vote) and voting twice for Bush. It is the end of an Empire.
 

Roger RA (70)
Monday January 16, 2012, 7:28 pm

Charley Reese's final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
He is retiring and this is HIS LAST COLUMN

This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It's a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!

545 vs. 300,000,000 People
-By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 16, 2012, 9:20 pm
"Jason...did check into a couple of all of the companies that you listed, and found out that many of them DONATE TO OBAMA!!!! "

Duh! They've been cross donating for centuries. Two guessed, who always gets the most money?
 

Michael Dewey (1034)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 12:34 am
OWS is going to be what the people make it. I hope we can focus on things that will help all 7 Billion Humans, flying through space on Beautiful Mother Earth.

Since we need sound money, which we have never had, lets gt out of the Fed. The best way I've hard to do that, is to follow what North Dakota has been doing fine with for 90 years, with its State Bank. Other States are studying how to do it.

If we don't fix Healthcare, the price will double in 10 years, probably with less care. Vermont's and Montana's Single Payer could very well be worth other States checking out. Just Imagine that drug companies cared more for health and less for profit.

And need we mention that ending the wars is a must. Why the hell not close all over seas Military Bases, and put the Vets, and others to work rebuilding this Broken Promised Land?


But on other thing: Communities should study how to set up the Worker Ownership of the Mondragon Cooperative, of the Basque in Spain. There is an Evergreen Cooperative in Cleveland, and Richmond California, is putting people to work by starting smaller Cooperatives. Its a better way to work. Don't we all want that?

My thoughts on what I think could simply fix this mess we are now in.
 

. (0)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 1:07 am
Obama is definitely not doing enough He is carrying on too many Bush era policies to our detriment. Though, he doesn't scare me as much as any of the proposed alternatives. Really we couldn't find any better candidates in all of the US? That doesn't say much for us.

Every candidate is in that 1%. Bush was in that 1%, I really doubt Obama is, though he goes along with them.. What's new? Our politicians are just like the politicians all around the world. They are in it to make themselves RICH and screw the majority.
 

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 3:28 am
HUGH W. you pretty much summed it up. kudos for you.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 4:18 am

Bookmark the following main-source page, which is quickly gaining recognition and is now becoming widely referenced by people all across the Internet.

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Michael Dewey (1034)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 4:35 am
I will swear to death that we would be best served if we got The Doctor Ron Paul the GOP Nomination so that we could hear his (much misunderstood) policies properly debated heads up with President Obama. We have mainly only heard sound bites...that scare the living hell out of the status quo corporate owned Media-gov.
 

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 5:19 am
It is not enough to say that we want Obama to be defeated. We also need to present a viable progressive alternative. For myself, I am supporting Green Party presidential candidate: Dr. Jill Stein.
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 5:25 am

Hi Craig, I will try to post Dr. Jill Stein's main website hyperlink:

Green Party's Jill Stein for U.S. President 2012
 

Michael Dewey (1034)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 5:41 am
No matter who wins in 2012, by the end of 2013, the people are going to demand Ron Paul's long overdue Foreign Policy and monetary system. The 2 core issues, when fixed, will have other stuff fading away as having been trivial, for we will have sound money so we then can take care of ourselves. (These are 2 sound principals to build on.) Yes too me, the tangents of abortions or any civil rights gains, ''they'' claim have made, will end up getting fixed, by sound money, and reducing our military.

Keep this insanity up and good luck. This monetary system has the world on the brink of an economic collapse. The Banking money power took over from the start, with many battles over them during the 1800s. Kucinich has some good ideas on how to get out of the beast of the Fed, by putting it under the Treasury, not the other way around as it appears to many.
 

Andrea Connelly (94)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 7:09 am
Jason R. I'd love to send you many GS's , alas the one you got will have to do until next week. The dumbing of America's and the rest of the World's peoples by a few greedy individuals and their "living" corporations is exactly what is happening. And, more to the point, we deserve it if we are too lazy to THINK for ourselves OUTSIIDE THE proverbial "main stream media BOX"
To Michael Dewey, Hungary tried to do exactly what Kucinich proposes re the Feds and look where it got them. Junk bond status. The powers that be behind the big banks don't want anyone setting a precedent of this sort. I believe this whole fiasco of financial disasters is artificially created and it helps creating panic amongst us the 99%. Let's not forget who got the World into this huge mess in the first place. Back to you Bankers. p.s. I recommend reading books by Naomi Klein
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Tuesday January 17, 2012, 12:20 pm

Americans entering the Food Stamp Program is rapidly escalating ... Thanks to the failed policies via President Obama!!!

Stimulus 1 & Stimulus 2 rather than creating jobs back in mid-2009 as was recommended to the White House, which they totally ignored ... And that recommendation was for 2+ million PERMANENT jobs ... NOT Temporary holiday employment either!!

Is Obama the 'Food Stamp President'? @ CNN Money

(Add a sarcastic sneer here):

Thanks Obama.
 

Michael Dewey (1034)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 12:57 am
Its the failed policies of both left and right that have us in this mess. There are way too many we could point fingers at for that. There is only a handful we could say stand for anything.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 18, 2012, 1:16 am
Rocky Anderson on the Dylan Ratigan Show (MSNBC) January 17, 2012
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 5:06 am

Vote for anyone you like in Election 2012 ...

EXCEPT FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA and his brand of questionable 'at best' national stagnated gridlock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Have A Nice Day!
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 12:14 pm

Here's one for you to chew on!!!

"The Campaign To Defeat Barack Obama 2012 - News, Video & Petition Site" @ Care2 News

Please continue to Have A Nice Day!!!
 

PinkMindy Ellinwood (567)
Monday January 23, 2012, 4:53 am


Obama = 1% Rich Elite and He can do absolutely nothing for the 99%!!!

The national debt is spiraling out of control and being heaped upon our future generations to bear the insurmountable burden, along with extremely unethical Washington D.C. power-grabs being made by the worst president in U.S. history!

Take Action Now!!!

"The Campaign To Defeat Barack Obama 2012 - News, Video & Petition Site" @ Care2 News

How could America even possibly survive this type of national stagnation presidency???

4 More Years???

Can you say: Lame Duck & Gridlock?

I knew you could!

 
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