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Should we or shouldn’t we ‘Go Galt’?
Most of us by now have read Atlas Shrugged. We have come to know Galt as a creator, philosopher, and inventor who symbolized the power and glory of the human mind; as a principled counterpoint to the collectivist social and economic structure depicted in the novel.
People keep emailing asking ‘Should we go Galt’?
Let’s discuss it.
The United States of America is in BIG trouble.
Today’s news stories prove such a statement:
Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s latest annual report for 2011-2012 says that its affiliated clinics performed 333,964 abortions in fiscal 2011. That works out to an average of one abortion every 94 seconds. The 333,964 abortion Planned Parenthood did in fiscal 2011 is an increase of 4,519 from the 329,445 abortions it did in 2010, according to a fact sheet that Planned Parenthood published last year. Over two years, Planned Parenthood says, it has aborted 663,409. The 2011-2012 report states that Planned Parenthood received $542.4 million in “government health services grants and reimbursements,” which it states includes “payments from Medicaid managed care plans.” The report also shows that Planned Parenthood’s total assets top $1 billion dollars, specifically $1,244.7 billion. “We are so proud of the year’s many successes, and deeply grateful for all the partners, sponsors, volunteers, staff and friends who helped make them possible,” states the report’s introductory letter, signed by PPFA president Cecile Richards and Cecelia Boone, chairwoman of the organization.
Obama nominates Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan to be Gen. David Petraeus’ successor as Director of the CIA. This the same Brennan who, in 2009, told us the “war on terrorism” was over, and that the U.S. is not in the business of chasing down “jihadists” or fighting in a “global war.” Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch On Obama’s Hagel Nomination: Obama Betrayed Israel “Earlier Than I Thought He Would”.
President Obama said to choose Jack Lew for Treasury secretary
Harry Reid is plotting some version of the “nuclear option” to limit the filibuster when the Senate convenes to adopt the rules package for the new Congress. It essentially works like this. Every rules change in the Senate requires a 67-vote threshold to adopt the change. Harry Reid is offering the absurd argument that the Senate is not a continuous body, and is therefore not governed by the rules of the previous session on the first day of the new Congress (before the rules package is adopted). With that in mind, he plans to abolish the filibuster on “the motion to proceed” and limit the minority’s ability to offer amendments when they vote on the rules package. He plans to do this with a simple majority vote.
Buried at the bottom of a New York Times piece might be the real reason to explain why New York’s Journal News did something as sensationally stupid as publishing the names and addresses of over 30,000 legal gun owners living in two New York counties. In just five years, the Journal News’ Monday through Friday circulation rate has plummeted almost 40%, “from 111,536 in September 2007 to 68,850 in September 2012.”
PLEASE be sure to read this from Chip (especially his link – its REALITY and SCARY)
http://shutupnsing.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/they-have-no-choice/#comment-2155 *Even if you have to come back later to read Chip’s piece – do it. It’s THAT important. The link he provides will rip any blinders left, OFF.
If things do not change across the board it will matter naught which political party is in power. Our elected geniuses have given us $100 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities from the local to Federal level, not to mention a hollow banking system. Given that our current President finds that we do not have a spending problem, there is no conceivable way to tax ourselves enough or even cut spending enough to have any chance to grow our way out of our problems. Sometimes in life ‘seeing’ reality is the biggest obstacle we face.
The Federal Government only takes in 60% in revenues of what it spends, the difference being made up by the Federal Reserve printing Monopoly money. Add to that the latest talk of a Trillion dollar coin and you know things are off kilter. This distortion has already shown up in high inflation rates and unemployment, with statistics so bad the government lies about them leaving US to fight out facts among ourselves.
For every dollar DC spends we borrow 31 cents. Now given that our ‘leaders’ fail to realize and act accordingly to their spending problems we receive emails such as this:
We’re “broke” and can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless, etc..
In the last few years we have provided direct cash aid to
Haiti- 1.4 B,
Hamas – 351 M,
Pakistan- 2 B,
Egypt- 397 M,
Mexico- 622 M,
Russia- 380 M,
Haiti- 1.4 B,
Jordan- 463 M,
Kenya- 816 M,
Sudan- 870 M,
Nigeria- 456 M,
Uganda- 451 M,
Congo- 359 M,
Ethiopia- 981 M,
Pakistan- 2 B,
South Africa- 566 M,
Senegal- 698 M,
Mozambique- 404 M,
Zambia- 331 M,
Kazakhstan- 304 M,
Iraq- 1.08 B,
Tanzania- 554 M
We CLEARLY do not have a spending problem (official eye roll please). Here we have spent billions of BORROWED dollars on ‘humanitarian aid’ and they still hate us.
Insanity? You betcha.
Here’s some more:
Obama Gives Hezbollah 200 Armored Personnel Carriers http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/obama-gives-hezbollah-200-armored-personnel-carriers/
TLC reports: Isn’t this just cozy? Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) is working both sides of the Export-Import Bank. Not only does Richardson sit on the bank’s advisory committee, he’s also a board member of one of its loan recipients.
The U.S. Export-Import Bank recently steered hundreds of millions of dollars in federal loans to Spanish green energy conglomerate Abengoa, which happens to share an advisory board member with the bank.
The Ex-Im Bank approved a $78.6 million direct loan to Spain-based Abengoa in December. It also approved a $73.6 million direct loan to a wind farm in Uruguay, which is owned by Abengoa.
Former Democratic New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson sits on both the Abengoa International Advisory Board and is currently listed on the Ex-Im bank’s website as a member of the advisory committee that helps guide bank policy.
The bank denies that Richardson had anything to do with the loan, but since we don’t know exactly when he started with the bank we’ll never know for sure.
Oh, and of course, the New York Times has ignored this story.
The idea of insiders getting insider making insider deals with taxpayer money, that’s not odd, that’s business as usual.
What is odd is that a former Presidential candidate and prominent governor being on both sides of taxpayer backed loans to foreign governments is a story that is newsworthy to the Washington Free Beacon and the Washington Examiner but produces no results when you do a search of the New York Times for “Bill Richardson”.
The media ignoring stories like this is also business as usual these days.
Wouldn’t ALL those funds do better work here in good old America?
The sad and disgusting truth is our political elite do not want to help America or Americans. I base that assessment on their ACTIONS. But we are no longer interested in their actions. We are interested in our own actions.
So, what are OUR actions?? Which strategy of Galt’s should we be taking?
Right now there is a ‘financial strike’ dialogue resurfacing on social media aka to not pay taxes. It’s picking up where Ann Barnhardt left off in November. I DO NOT agree with this. You are of no use to anyone behind bars. What happens to your family when the ‘government’ seizes your banks accounts? In the words of Jesus our Savior “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s” but be smart about it (See Plan C).
Continue Reading here: http://thedifferencesofus.com/2013/01/08/should-we-or-shouldnt-we-go-galt/