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
Amnesty For Illegal Aliens
Deportation For Homeschoolers
Obama Pledged No COLA Cuts
Now He's Proposing Exactly That
Rationing, delayed treatment, substandard care and even outright denial of care.
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.
Apr 27, 2013 09:34 AM
(VIDEO) In an Interview last week with Stuart Varney on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co
., Judge Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Senator Rand Paul’s endorsement yesterday of the government’s using drones to kill suspected robbers is unequivocally not a change in Paul’s original position on drones. The only problem is, as the Judge pointed out, the Senator’s original position on drones was critically flawed, watered down and inadequate to begin with. Napolitano succinctly demonstrated why Paul’s 13-hour filibuster failed to go to the heart of the matter where drones are concerned.
Apr 22, 2013 11:38 AM
It is time to close down the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and dismantle the affiliated national-security apparatus operating in the shadows (involving more than 30 separate federal agencies) that has grown up around it since 9/11. It is also time to rein in the CIA and reorganize the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shut down its proactive counterterrorism operations and revert the FBI to its former role as a reactive, domestic law-enforcement agency. Prophylactic government—PRECRIME—is antithetical to liberty and contrary to basic American values...AND it fails to make us safer.
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.
Feb 28, 2013 07:18 AM
Too many conservartives ignore the sick-making dependency that is all too apparent to anyone living in Washington, D.C., and I don't just mean welfare. The capital's suburbs are full of some of the highest average incomes in the U.S. Sorry, but dependency on government isn't just the property of the poor; rather it's arguably bigger among middle and upper middle class earners fully reliant on a bloated federal budget. The political class that lives as a parasite off the rest of the country must grow up and shed it's addiction to public-sector lucre. War is not a jobs program, and government creates more problems that it solves.
Feb 23, 2013 11:19 AM
Even during this desultory economic recovery, one industry thrives — the manufacture of synthetic hysteria. It is, however, inaccurate to accuse the Hysteric in Chief of crying “Wolf!” about spending cuts under the sequester. He is actually crying “Hamster!” The sequester has forced liberals to clarify their conviction that whatever the government’s size is at any moment, it is the bare minimum necessary to forestall intolerable suffering.
Feb 22, 2013 10:36 AM
(VIDEO) Judge Andrew Napolitano takes on NYC’s plan to round up mentally ill people who are not taking court-ordered medication. The NYPD is taking a new, "Pre-Crime" approach to trying to prevent future crimes by people who are not receiving court-ordered mental health treatment. The city has come up with a list of 25 such individuals and, if found, they will be forced to receive treatment.
Feb 22, 2013 10:15 AM
Prepare for the end of food safety as we have known it. For a breakdown in public order. For little children languishing in ignorance. If only Edward Gibbon were here to chronicle the devastation. On March 1, the fabric of our civilization begins to unwind. . . Or so Obama would have us believe. Pure baloney,
Feb 22, 2013 10:03 AM
(Warning: Adult Language) Hunter S. Thompson knew the endgame long ago, in 1971 lamenting that “in a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”
Feb 22, 2013 09:52 AM
Banking insider acknowledges that banks are frauds. Most banks, particularly in the developed west, only hold a tiny fraction of their customer’s deposits in cash. The rest is gambled away on whatever the popular toxic security du jour happens to be.This entire system rests upon a very thin layer of confidence, reinforced by the occasional taxpayer bailout. Yet people still have incredible confidence in banks, especially given that most of the investment products promoted to their customers are, in this insider's words, “crap.”
Feb 19, 2013 10:04 AM
One man's account of 22 years fighting the Medicare bureaucracy. The good news is you really can hold the Medicare bureaucracy accountable and receive all the benefits you were promised for paying Medicare taxes during your working years and Medicare premiums as a retiree. The bad news is you have to be a world-class accountant and auditor to do so. The key to slaying the Medicare bureaucracy is persistence, record keeping and documentation. But even that may not suffice in the future world of ObamaCare.
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