Government's Inflation Lie
The True Rate Of Inflation Is 7% to 10%, not 1.5%
SSI President Larry Hunter
Presents Testimony to Congress Against Chained CPI
Gross Criminal Negligence?
Indolence, Indifference and Incompetence?
Obama Pledged No COLA Cuts
Now He's Proposing Exactly That
Rationing, delayed treatment, substandard care and even outright denial of care.
Jun 15, 2013 07:55 AM
Excerpt from the new book on the income tax and the IRS by SSI President Larry Hunter, coming soon: A Monstrous Regiment of Revenuers: The Income Tax, the IRS and the Coming of Collectivism to America
May 28, 2013 12:03 PM
Was there mutiny in the ranks on September 11, 2012 when President Barack Obama gave the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff a direct order to mobilize military forces in Benghazi and they failed to carry out his command? Or, did the president rescind his deployment order? The American people have a right to know. The president may be a potted plant but we are not.
May 13, 2013 08:41 PM
As with so much Republican “outrage,” GOP indignation is misplaced and disingenuous.
Whether it is Republican “outrage” over Benghazi—outrage over Hillary’s dereliction of duty and the Obama Administration’s general incompetence—or the IRS’s targeting so-called “conservative” groups for harassment and persecution, the outrage never goes to the heart of the real issue. As with American politics generally, GOP “outrage” over IRS abuse or about the president’s imperial incompetence is superficial and distracting. In the case of Benghazi, the real issue is what the CIA is up to in Libya that provoked the attack and continues to fuel war and rebellion in other countries in and around the region, which the CIA and White House desperately are trying to cover up—almost certainly gunrunning to extremist Islamic rebels in Syria and beyond. Can you say "Watergate" and “Iran-Contra” Obama style? Can you say "impeachment?"
May 13, 2013 08:25 AM
Bravo! At last, a few courageous Republicans are bucking the White House and their own congressional leadership to oppose ill-advised cuts to Social Security. Reps. Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Phil Gingrey (R-GA) are actively opposing the Washington Establishment's efforts to chisel annual cost of living allowances (COLAs) that protect seniors against inflation.
Jun 17, 2013 11:46 AM
John Gatto explains that to train a flea to behave and perform on cue you first have to break its autonomy, break its will. Then you can impose your will on them. The Survellience State is all about subverting core American values and breaking people's autonomy -- demoralizing and disorienting people so the elite guardians of society can impose their will on the them.
Jun 17, 2013 11:27 AM
Former investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal, says that large companies, aided by benefits consultants and lawyers, have contributed to the decline of American pensions and benefits, citing numerous examples of companies using their pension funds and retiree benefit cuts to bolster profits and boost compensation for senior executives at the expense of rank-and-file workers.
Jun 14, 2013 12:59 PM
The NSA snooping scandal reveals that today's surveillance state is high-tech throwback to what is known as a "General Warrant," which along with taxes was the primary spark of the Americna Revolution. The General Warrants American colonists suffered under were specifically addressed in the 4th Amendment. A general warrant, or "writ of assistance" in the colonial era, gives state agents carte blanche to investigate otherwise private areas for evidence of any wrongdoing.
Jun 13, 2013 09:53 AM
[The Social Security Act of 1935]'s fiscal legacy threatens disaster in the present era because its core principle of “social insurance” inexorably gives rise to a fiscal doomsday machine. When in the context of modern political democracy the state offers universal transfer payments to its citizens without proof of need, it offers thereby to bankrupt itself—eventually.
Jun 12, 2013 10:33 AM
W/Chuck Todd, (MSNBC) today 9:00am est
May 29, 2013 11:23 AM
Government itself is no more than a venture without substance, a gossamer bubble. Government is a completely useless appendage to human society; none of it is needed by any rational standard; those few of its functions that are in true economic demand can and will be performed by the market.
May 26, 2013 01:42 PM
Over the decades, I have watched the U.S. government descend further and further into stupidity. It has now gone into madness. The U.S. is power mad. It insists on throwing its weight around, causing and supporting wars that wreck countries, including our own, kill their inhabitants, cause religious killings and refugees, and bring down governments. All the U.S. wars, whether on poverty, drugs, ill-health, or terror, are evidence of power madness.
May 02, 2013 10:26 AM
The problem of growing old was dealt with efficiently in human society for tens of thousands of years simply by incorporating older people into the family unit. When people got older they took care of the children while mothers and fathers hunted, gathered, etc. Later on, the solution was updated as societies modernized but the basics remained the same. The family unit remained intact and people aged within familial situations. It is only in the past century or so that a determined effort has been made to remove aging parents from the home under the guise that the "state" will care for them. This has caused a demographic and financial crisis that shows no signs of ending.
Apr 26, 2013 04:54 PM
The CPI no longer is a tool to accurately measure inflation; it is an instrument of propaganda the government uses to hide accelerating inflation from the public and financial markets and to keep Social Security COLAs lower than they should be. Now they want to go to the Chained CPI, which will understate inflation even more. The true rate of inflation is probably somewhere between 7 and 10 percent right now, not the 1.5 percent officially measured by the CPI.
Apr 08, 2013 08:30 AM
President Obama plans to limit how much an individual may save in their retirement accounts. The central planners in the US and most Western governments have and will decide how much is "enough" for you to have and if you manage to still have significant assets after that, they'll continue to whittle them away via taxation and inflation. It's all easily predictable as this is where things always go once things are socialized or collectivized.
Mar 24, 2013 02:31 PM
Republican Congressman Justin Amash is doing nothing here but glorifying the killers for the state and failing to recognize the coercive nature of Social Security. If less care was given to veterans (or no care), then maybe word would get out that joining the military was not such a great career move. At the same time, Social Security funds should be reimbursed to the people it was taken from, by liquidating government assets. Thus, from a libertarian perspective, Amash has things backwards. He is protecting the state at the expense of its subjects.
Mar 20, 2013 07:10 AM
American politics today is quite literally mindless. Think about it. Things have been tending that way for a long time, but in the last three decades a state of perfect mindlessness has prevailed. Of course, there has always been demagoguery, and at least since Martin Van Buren the predominant political parties have tended to avoid and obfuscate serious issues and stick to a vague and comfortable middle. But we have surely now reached a further stage in the collapse of meaningful self-government.
Mar 12, 2013 07:16 AM
In a recent communication, statistician John Williams of Shadowstats.com reports that the rigged official annual rate of consumer inflation (CPI) of 1.6% is in fact, as measured by the official US government methodology of 1990, 9.2%. In other words, the rate of inflation is 5.75 times greater than the reported rate. If Williams is correct, the interest rate on bonds is extremely negative.
Mar 11, 2013 11:18 AM
(VIDEO) Jimmy Kimmel Asks People About Obama Pardoning The Sequester -- Sending It to Portugal
Mar 06, 2013 07:48 AM
Within our current political economy, a balanced budget could only ever mean stifling and overwhelming levels of taxation, which would even further serve to blight the economy. A true remedy to the condition of government debt is the elimination of its underlying incentives and root cause. It's time to free economic life from the burden of the Federal Reserve System, letting individuals' voluntary exchanges decide questions of money and credit.
Sign the petition to stop Social Security Cuts and send a fax to every Member of Congress demanding they cut other spending, NOT SOCIAL SECURITY.