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You’re Gonna Pay

Posted: August 2, 2011 in debt, national

Actually 49% of us will pay, 51% will receive.

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Downwards

Quantitative Easing II (or QEII), the pumping of $600,000,000,000 into the economy without any wealth creation, was, I think intended to get companies to spend the cash they are sitting on while they wait to see what the rules (taxes) will be before making any projections or planning how to use it. I’m quite sure that the knowledge their money will depreciate in purchasing power by 20% in the next few months will cause them to at least rethink their positions. Whether it will actually stimulate spending is less certain.

One thing is sure. It is going to infuriate anyone we owe, bondholders, those holding dollars, or that we have promised money. And as it trickles down to the general population and they notice everything is 20% higher there is going to be a lot of finger pointing going on in the political class. Hopefully it will cause that “screwy idea”/sarc of auditing the Federal Reserve to come to fruition. You do notice that the official announcement was held until after the election?

Time to review that Cloward-Piven strategy again.

Here are some links to “enjoy”/sarc:

Dollar at Risk of Crashing, Triggering Inflation

Brazil Ready to Retaliate for US Move in Currency War

U.S. dollar printing is huge risk -China

Germany Concerned About US Currency Moves

Fed bond move spurs backlash from Asia to Europe

Reader John Miller’s email to Instapundit in reference:

ROBERT GIBBS: Efforts to repeal ObamaCare won’t get past the Senate.

Yes, you make the Senate vote on ObamaCare again.

You make them vote on a lot of things.

Were I in Boehner’s shoes, I’d be preparing a long list of very short, very simple bills, each covering a single issue with broad public support.

Race-neutral enforcement of civil-rights laws.

Sanctioning ’sanctuary cities’.

Voter ID.

Forcing the DOJ to implement the voter-roll cleanup provisions of HAVA.

And so on. Single-issue bills that can be read by any voter in five minutes.

Run them through the House and, should a few more of these Senators staring 2012 in the face decide they don’t dare oppose the bills, we get to see Obama double-talk his way through vetoing motherhood and apple pie.

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A Chicago Park District employee criticizes his union leaders’ choices of candidates and causes, and rejects the union’s endorsement for governor. Conversation took place at the Palos Tea Party’s American Voter Rally in Tinley Park, IL, 10.10.2010.

The message he needs to leave on the unions voicemail is, “I have found a lawyer to bring suit under the provisions of “Communications Workers of America v. Beck

From “Blocking Beck”:

The Supreme Court’s 1988 decision in Communications Workers of America v. Beck established that union members and nonunion workers who are forced to contribute to unions cannot have their funds used for political purposes without their consent. Beck offered two potentially major benefits. First, it could have restored control of their money to individual workers. And second, since as much as 80 percent of dues are used for political purposes rather than to negotiate better salaries or working conditions, it could have reduced the ability of unions to wield political power that limits free markets.

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I’m old enough that I actually had a full course of civics and (Tennessee) government in eighth grade in a little country town (population 1100). So I had an advantage in taking this test that I ask you to try:

The Shaping of the American Mind: The Diverging Influences of the College Degree & Civic Learning on American Beliefs

The average score for all 2,508 Americans taking the following test was 49%; college educators scored 55%. Can you do better?

My results;

Civics Quiz

You answered 33 out of 33 correctly — 100.00 %

Average score for this quiz during October: 73.4%

I am heartened by the fact that so far October is running above the test average previously. I blame Beck, Palin and the Tea Party.