A letter from Senator Ridgeway

Dear friend,

The government can’t get out of debt by getting into more debt.  But the tax and spend liberals don’t understand this.

Sadly, the same type of politicians who are spending us into financial oblivion with risky stimulus spending and bailout schemes are also busy at work in our state capitol.

The spendourway to prosperity policies that are being put forward by federal bureaucrats and congressional liberals are completely wrongheaded.  You know it and I know it, but we’ve got to spread the message before it’s too late.

There’s a battle raging in Jefferson City right now and if we don’t stand up for what is right then our children and grandchildren will be the ones left paying the bill.  But maybe that’s what big government liberals want?  After all, our Governor, Jay Nixon, recently proclaimed this on C-Span:

“If there’s debt, Missouri kids and grandkids          will pay that debt off.”

Unbelievable!!

You know what the big picture is:  tax-and-spend politicians are trying to drown our economy in debt and conservatives have to stop them if we have any hope for future prosperity.

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But I want to talk about some of the specific proposals that Missouri liberals want to use from Obama’s “stimulus” program.  They want to use this one-time money to pump up long term welfare programs.  Programs like:

** Expanding Welfare with one-time stimulus money

** Radically expanding the size of state government

** Long-term extended unemployment benefits

What happens when the pork-u-lus pump runs dry?  These programs do not stop when the money runs out.  We all know how hard it is to get dependents off the government dole once they’ve been “in the system.”

Any accountant would tell the governor you shouldn’t take on long term debt just because you have some extra short-term money.  So what will all these welfare expansions inevitably lead to?

HIGHER TAXES!!!

There’s really no other way.  I can tell you that these welfare programs and government expansions will inevitably lead to higher taxes after the federal government pulls the plug on the pork-u-lus money.

Here we are, seeing nothing but failure from Washington’s record-shattering spending and now the governor wants to spend like this in Missouri.

The D.C. politicians might like that, but in Missouri we understand that spending more than you have is a bad idea.

Our nation is facing unprecedented deficits — deficits even greater than we ran during World War II.  Now the federal government is starting to print Trillions of dollars to help fund their spending spree.

Yes, that’s Trillion.  With a capital T!

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LBJ tried to print enough money to cover his so called “Great Society” welfare programs and ran up the national deficit in the 60s.  Apparently the federal government didn’t learn anything from that lesson, because they’re going down the same path.

Well, I say, “Not in Missouri!”

We need to get the message out that common sense fiscal policy is the answer to our economy’s problems – not greater debt.  I’ve been working hard to spread the message in Jefferson City, but I need your help to show how many Missourians are against thisstimulusnonsense.

What really has me concerned is that many Republicans are feeling pressure from the liberal media and their Jefferson City allies to cave in to these welfare-expanding policies.

You would expect liberals to be all for bigger government, but Republicans too!?

We have to make sure that conservatives don’t go weak in the knees on these D.C.inspired spending sprees.

That’s why I’ve included a petition against this fiscally irresponsible approach to the stimulus.  I want to show my fellow senators, especially in my own party, that Missourians are against this wasteful and misguided spending.

I want to gather as many signatures as possible before next session to show my colleagues that people are against these irresponsible policies!

I also want to ask you to consider contributing so I can spread the message about the big-spending liberals’ wrongheaded plans beyond Clay County.

Remember, if we don’t stand up to the taxandspend liberals now, we’ll be paying for these programs forever.

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If you’re as fed up with these trillion dollar deficits and entitlement programs as I am, sign my petition and send a message to the governor:  no more taxes and no more wasteful spending!

To help me spread the message across the state, I’m asking you to send $100 to be a “Stimulus” Buster.  This contribution will help me show my colleagues how much opposition there is to this unprecedented government expansion.

If you can’t give $100, you can join this movement as a “Stimulus” Critic for $75, or for $50 you can join as a   “Stimulus” Skeptic.

The amount isn’t as important as showing support for common sense fiscal policy.  If we don’t stand up for what is right today, we’ll be paying for what is wrong forever.

Sincerely,

Sen. Luann Ridgeway

P.S.  Sign the anti-stimulus and wasteful spending petition enclosed so we can tell the big-government liberals we’ve had enough of these spend-our-way to prosperity policies.

P.P.S. By sending your $100 contribution today and becoming aStimulusBuster, we’ll spread the message of common sense fiscal policy across Missouri.

If you can’t give $100, you could be a “Stimulus” Critic for $75 or a “Stimulus” Skeptic for $50.

Current national debt is estimated at $10,000,000,000.00 now

How high would a stack of 1 trillion dollars be?  Check out this great article!

By Jerome R. Corsi
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Trillions? Get ready for quadrillion
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NEW YORK – The Obama administration economic stimulus package is going to force the Treasury to borrow approximately $2.5 trillion in 2009 and another $4 trillion in 2010, with the result of increasing the current $10 trillion national debt by 65 percent in just two years.

Big Brother is now in charge of America’s health care system

First let me say, this is the reason all of your records at my office are hand written and safe guarded from entry into any data base what so ever.  I will burn them before I allow any government agency access to them without your direct signed affidavit to release them.

DrD

(NaturalNews) The new $800 billion economic stimulus bill contains some striking new “Big Brother” health care language that should give pause to all freedom-loving Americans. For starters, the bill requires the electronic tracking of the medical records of all Americans. All your private medical data will be stored in a government database, including your history of disease, pharmaceutical treatments, surgeries and even emergency room visits.

How would you like the government knowing all the details about your drug rehab? Or alcoholism treatments? Abortion? Sexually-transmitted disease diagnosis? Pregnancy status? Blood test results?

But it gets even more interesting than that: Under the new provisions found in the bill, all U.S. doctors will now be stripped of autonomy and forced to follow the medical treatment guidelines dictated by the government.

This news should rock the medical world (once they truly understand it). It means doctors can no longer make their own decisions about patients’ needs or treatment protocols. From now on, all health care decisions will be centrally planned by a dictatorial, Big Brother health care authority in the federal government.

How to turn doctors into sheeple

As Bloomberg.com reports (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?…), Tom Daschle was one of the architects of this plan, and he says that doctors “have to learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”

Any doctor that deviates from that plan would be penalized by the government. That means, for example, that a local doctor who knows the patient and his family, and who is aware of specific local circumstances affecting that patient will no longer be able to apply any of that knowledge in treating the patient. All treatments will be dictated from the government, obliterating the whole point of allowing doctors to operate with some degree of autonomy in the first place.

Effectively, this bill transforms the entire U.S. medical profession into nothing more than pill-pushing puppets. It wipes out the intelligence of a local doctor and replaces it with the stupidity of Big Government.

If the government says all expectant mothers must be screened for depression and put on antidepressant drugs, then all the doctors have to play along and do that if they don’t want to be fined or have their medical licenses taken away. If the government says nutritional supplements are dangerous and cannot be recommended to patients, then all doctors must remain silent and avoid telling patients the truth about helpful nutritional supplements. Whatever the government dictates must now be mirrored by all practicing doctors.

9 steps to restore America

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WHAT SHOULD WE DO TO SAVE THE AMERICAN ECONOMY?

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Darrell L. Castle

Is the current tactic being employed to save the American financial system, the bailout, working? The answer to that question depends on your definition of the word “working”. If by “working” you mean the transferring of the nation’s wealth from working Americans to the bankers; the exponential accumulation of debt that must be repaid with interest by future generations; the destruction of the value of the dollar and with that destruction the lowering of the standard of living of working and retired Americans, creating the conditions that make martial law inevitable and with that declaration of martial law a world currency and world central bank; the nationalization of the American financial system; the ensconcing in positions of power, privilege, and dominance over the system of the very people who caused the crises in the first place, it has worked in spectacular fashion.

If you define “working” as ending the credit crises and freeing credit for business to put people back to work; allowing stable and profitable banks to emerge and lead the system back to stability; the avoidance of taxpayer money being used to pay huge bonuses and salaries to executives who have led their companies to failure; the avoidance of taxpayer money being used by banks to acquire stable, profitable companies including those not in the financial industry; avoidance of economic depression and with it the conditions of civil unrest and chaos, then it has been an abject failure.

The bailout and the coming economic stimulus follow what Keynesian economic theory dictates that we do. Keynesians believe that recessions are caused by a drop in aggregate demand. The Keynesian answer then is to increase demand by lowering interest rates. When interest rates are lowered to zero, which they now have been, without a corresponding increase in demand, it is because we are not squandering our money fast enough and thus the government must step in with a “stimulus” and squander it for us. This theory and tactic has worked in the past but will it work now? Not only will this tactic not work, it can’t work because for the first time in history debt, both public and private, has reached exponential growth. A problem caused by too much debt and credit that is too loose cannot be fixed by piling on more debt and more loose credit. More importantly, it can’t work because the underlying productive economy has been destroyed. Our manufacturing has been taken off shore to China, and Mexico. Our information technology has been taken off shore to India. Our financial system is obviously bankrupt.

Is there anything that can be done then to save this economy? Yes, there are many things that we could do which collectively would bring economic recovery very quickly.

  1. End The FED. Monetary reform and economic recovery are not possible unless Congress is able to recover its Constitutional authority over our monetary system. The growth of debt must be stopped and reversed, and the debt based system of monetary creation through interest bearing bank credit must be reversed if we are to recover. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 should be rescinded and the FED banks liquidated and their assets turned over to the US treasury. It would be acceptable for them to continue under a different name as independent clearinghouse banks. Once Congress regains its Constitutional authority over money, it could issue money based on the full faith and credit of the United States or said another way, based on the labor and productive capacity of the American people. This money and credit would keep the economy functioning and prevent depression while we transitioned from our present debt based system to the gold standard. Some type of income restitution should be considered to replace money stolen from the American people through the FED’s 95 years of fraud and theft. It could be called a negative income tax or income restitution, or simply a people’s dividend. This people’s dividend could be paid from Congress directly to the American people on a monthly basis for a temporary period of two years. The payments, which would assist with the government’s transition to a gold standard would replace much of our current welfare system and would go equally to all citizens who are eighteen years of age or older and who are not in prison, on parole or on probation. The two year time period would give Congress plenty of time for the transition as well as time to evaluate the dividend’s effectiveness.

  1. Withdraw From Both Wars Immediately. Our nation has never been able to pay for these wars except through massive debt or massive inflation. Immediate withdrawal would save at least a trillion dollars.

  1. Secure Our Borders. Securing our borders would relieve pressure on the social systems of state and local governments which are now asking for bailouts of their own. The Federal Government should perform its constitutionally mandated duty under Article 4, Section 4 and protect the states from invasion. All immigration, even legal immigration, should be stopped until our borders are secure and our social systems and economy are under control. Immigration laws should be enforced within the United States. This would save several hundred billion dollars per year.

  1. Repeal All So Called Free Trade Agreements Such As NAFTA, WTO, and GATT. These agreements serve the interests of international mega corporations and foreign governments at the expense of the American people by encouraging manufacturing jobs to locate off shore. These agreements also serve to destroy small farms and small businesses in favor of those same mega corporations thus rendering the American people dependent on the whims of government for the necessities of life. This would save several hundred billion dollars per year.

  1. Withdraw From All Foreign Alliances and International Organizations. These agreements and organizations such as the UN and NATO continually seek to destroy American sovereignty and tend to lead us into foreign wars that have little or nothing to do with the defense of America. A free and independent people should have no part in such agreements and organizations. This would save hundreds of billions of dollars per year and would allow for the rebuilding of our military for the true defense of the American people and our way of life.

  1. Close Down Much Of The Federal Government. Many federal departments such as the Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, and the Department of Commerce serve no useful purpose and should be closed and their assets liquidated and returned to the US treasury. The primary effect of these departments seems to be the increase of government power and control over the lives of the American people. This would save at least several hundred billion dollars per year.

  1. Abolish The IRS And The Income Tax. The cost saving ideas previously listed and discussed would allow for a balanced budget and the American economy would rebound very quickly. The government, then reduced to Constitutional size, could easily be funded by a small, non-punitive, tariff. There should be no direct federal tax on the American people. This would save untold amounts of money.

  1. Repudiate All Public Debt To The Banks. Public and private debt are very different in that a private debtor voluntarily pledges his own assets, income, etc. in return for a loan and thus the creditor foregoes the use of present money in expectation of being repaid with interest. A public debtor, on the other hand, pledges other people’s future income and assets which that public debtor must take from those people by force. None of them had direct say in the making of the debt. In addition, much public debt to the banks was incurred through fraud and extortion of the kind that occurred when Congress was intimidated into voting for the bailout with threats of civil unrest and martial law. These tactics would land most people in prison if used in private business deals. Foreign governments who hold American debt should be assured of repayment and their investments should be protected as much as possible thus foreign trade could continue and government could continue to be funded. There should be plenty of money available to redeem our bonds, etc. from foreign governments and this would have the additional benefit of reducing our dependence and vulnerability to blackmail.

  1. The Portion Of The Public Debt Owed To Other Federal Agencies Should Be Written Off. The federal government carries a large amount of debt owed to various departments of the Federal Government and this debt should be written of and stricken from the books.

If the Federal Government would take the steps outlined in this article the American economy would not only recover but would unleash a new era of innovation and production. Do Congress and the new President care enough about the American people, their lives, their families, their liberty, their security and their peace to do these things? So far the answer appears to be no, but time will tell. If the Federal Government were to take these steps, it should then back off and leave the economy alone. As someone once said, “there is no problem that government can’t make worse”. Personal and business debt would be shaken out through payment, write-offs, bankruptcy, and other methods. There would be a quick recovery and balance sheets would soon return to normal. Instead, our government has reduced interest rates to zero and will soon “stimulate” the economy with hundreds of billions of dollars of borrowed or created money which will make the problem worse, a lot worse. What happens when the government’s tactics do not work? Well, I suppose that is one reason why all those Federal troops have been assigned to Northern Command.