By Devvy Kidd
“Suffer not yourselves to be
betrayed with a kiss.”
– Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
In mid-November last year, new unemployment numbers came out: 502,000 new unemployment claims. The usurper camped out in the White House gave a short speech on how to address the continuing hemorrhaging of jobs in this country. Marxist Obama touted he was going to hold a job “summit” in December. Isn’t that clever? Naturally, at the conclusion of that drippy gab fest which produced nothing, he hops on his favorite toy, Air Force One, and jets out of town, again, to go genuflect to foreign governments who have the ability to collapse our economy in five minutes.
What the heck good was a “summit” going to do “next month” for millions of families suffering right now? There’s talk of more stimulus packages to do what? Saddle us with more debt? All of these stimulus packages have done NOTHING for long term job growth in the private sector. How much more of doing the same thing that keeps failing are the American people going to sit back and swallow?
Let’s list just a few of the totally absurd expenditures that have been made with our hard-earned tax dollars, while keeping in mind that the US Treasury is now more than 12 Trillion dollars OVERDRAWN:
$300,000 for a GPS-equipped helicopter to hunt for radioactive rabbit droppings at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington State.
$30 million for a spring training baseball complex for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.
$11 million for Microsoft to build a bridge connecting its two headquarter campuses in Redmond, Wash., which are separated by a highway.
$430,000 to repair a bridge in Iowa County, Wis., that carries 10 or fewer cars per day.
$800,000 for the John Murtha Airport in Johnstown, Pa., serving about 20 passengers per day, to build a backup runway.
$219,000 for Syracuse University to study the sex lives of freshmen women. $2.3 million for the U.S. Forest Service to rear large numbers of arthropods, including the Asian longhorned beetle, the nun moth and the woolly adelgid.
$3.4 million for a 13-foot tunnel for turtles and other wildlife attempting to cross U.S. 27 in Lake Jackson, Fla.
$1.15 million to install a guardrail for a persistently dry lake bed in Guymon, Okla.
$9.38 million to renovate a century-old train depot in Lancaster County, Pa., that has not been used for three decades.
$2.5 million in stimulus checks sent to the deceased.
$6 million for a snow-making facility in Duluth, Minn.
$173,834 to weatherize eight pickup trucks in Madison County, Ill.
$20,000 for a fish sperm freezer at the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery in South Dakota.
$380,000 to spay and neuter pets in Wichita, Kan.
$1.8 million to conduct research in Iowa on “swine odor and manure management.”
$173,000 for research on asparagus production in Washington State.
$206,000 for wool research in Montana, Texas and Wyoming.
$209,000 for efforts to improve blueberry production in Georgia.
$208,000 to control a weed known as cogongrass in Mississippi.
$1.2 million to control cormorants in Michigan, Mississippi, New York and Vermont.
$1 million to control Mormon crickets in Utah.
$162,000 to control rodents in Hawaii.
$300 apiece for thousands of signs at road construction sites across the country announcing that the projects are funded by stimulus money.
$1.5 million for a fence to block would-be jumpers from leaping off the All-American Bridge in Akron, Ohio.
$1 million to study the health effects of environmentally friendly public housing on 300 people in Chicago.
$356,000 for Indiana University to study childhood comprehension of foreign accents compared with native speech.
$983,952 for street beautification in Ann Arbor, Mich., including decorative lighting, trees, benches and bike paths.
$148,438 for Washington State University to analyze the use of marijuana in conjunction with medications like morphine.
$462,000 to purchase 22 concrete toilets for use in the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri.
$3.1 million to transform a canal barge into a floating museum that will travel the Erie Canal in New York state.
$1.3 million on government arts jobs in Maine, including $30,000 for basket makers, $20,000 for storytelling and $12,500 for a music festival.
$71,000 for a hybrid car to be used by student drivers in Colchester, Vt., as well as a plug-in hybrid for town workers decked out with a sign touting the vehicle’s energy efficiency.
“The New Deal will bring the Communist Party within striking distance of overthrow of the American form of government…”
Arthur Henning, Chicago Tribune.
“This may be the last presidential election America will have. The New Deal is to America what the early phase of Nazism was to Germany…”
Mark Sullivan, Buffalo Evening News
The programs implemented by Marxist Obama are of the same rotten flavor as the failed ones put into play under FDR. Instead of going after the unconstitutional privately owned Federal Reserve Banking System , FDR prolonged the “Great” Depression by at least a decade:
“Roosevelt secured passage of the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA), which levied a new tax on agricultural processors and used the revenue to supervise the wholesale destruction of valuable crops and cattle. Federal agents oversaw the ugly spectacle of perfectly good fields of cotton, wheat, and corn being plowed under (the mules had to be convinced to trample the crops; they had been trained, of course, to walk between the rows).
“Healthy cattle, sheep, and pigs were slaughtered and buried in mass graves. Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace personally gave the order to slaughter six million baby pigs before they grew to full size. The administration also paid farmers for the first time for not working at all. Even if the AAA had helped farmers by curtailing supplies and raising prices, it could have done so only by pay those prices or make do with less to eat.
“Perhaps the most radical aspect of the New Deal was the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), passed in June 1933, which created a massive new bureaucracy called the National Recovery Administration. Under the NRA, most manufacturing industries were suddenly forced into government- mandated cartels. Codes that regulated prices and terms of sale briefly transformed much of the American economy into a fascist style arrangement, while the NRA was financed by new taxes on the very industries it controlled. National Recovery Administration’s bureaucracy and mind numbing regulations became known as the ‘National Run Around.’
“Some economists have estimated that the NRA boosted the cost of doing business by an average of 40 percent—not something a depressed economy needed for recovery. The economic impact of the NRA was immediate and powerful.”
I highly encourage you to read Reed’s full document on the Great Myths of the Great Depression  because the same destructive policies are now being shoved down our throats.
Comrade Obama’s ‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’ is redistribution of wealth and a major platform of communism. That $787 billion dollars doesn’t exist and had to be borrowed from the “FED.” The never ending interest slapped on our backs. Allegedly, 640,329 jobs have been created at a cost of $323,739.83 per job. Does anyone see the lunacy of this path to “recovery”? Right now, the real unemployment rate is 22% when discouraged and part-time workers are added. Some 17 million, which is close to the highest levels in American history. How many millions of jobs are now being held by illegal aliens while Americans wait for food stamps?
There can be no recovery without jobs and what has been done in the name of “stimulus” over the past 12 months is nothing short of insanity that will fix nothing because the real solutions continue to be ignored by Congress. Millions of us have hammered on getting rid of the unnecessary federal income tax for decades. Congressman Ron Paul, has introduced bills in the past to get rid of the withholding taxing scheme. Always ignored by your member of Congress (and the idiot who represents me here in Texas) as they just spend, spend and spend more
debt year after year after decade they’re in office.
Everything that has been done since Congress passed the illegal bank bail outs (signed off by Bush) – right up through the massive stealing for quick fix programs like Cash for Clunkers – are all failures, as predicted, with the end result being more debt.
As I write this, 124 banks have been seized by the FDIC, another agency facing empty coffers. Another bailout coming? California, a state that continues on the brink of utter and complete financial collapse, has seen small business bankruptcies shoot up 81% for the 12 months ending Sept. 30, from the previous year. Nationwide, bankruptcy filings are up a chilling 44%. Credit card debt is now running 15% of household budgets with the average being $7,800. This equates to about $900 BILLION in outstanding debt to American families and growing.
Housing is a prime indicator of recovery and it just isn’t happening fast enough nor will it. Many economists not on the government or “mainstream” media payroll are trying to warn people that numbers don’t lie – third quarter 2009 numbers: a staggering 18.8 MILLION homes (defaults) stood empty. If you go to this web site: http://hotpads.com – you can see foreclosures in real time. It is shocking and will get worse as all these government programs do nothing but create more debt, while stealing the American people blind in taxes to pay for this lunacy.
The solution according to Congress (BOTH parties) is continued massive spending for the immoral, unconstitutional invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Continued massive spending for unconstitutional cabinets like the Federal Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency. Heck, let’s pass a $2.1 TRILLION dollar unconstitutional disaster called health care reform. More debt funded by more borrowing from the communist Chinese, Saudi’s, Japanese and anyone else who will throw a few billion in our beggar’s cup.
The Democrats, along with a number of Republicans, want to further bankrupt the American people with the bogus ‘global warming’ scam and tax us into rags via another unconstitutional bill called cap and trade.
37.2 MILLION AMERICANS ARE ON FOOD STAMPS
In a nation rich in natural and human resources. Look what Congress has done to our country over the past six decades. The states have gone along with the plundering and now we have mothers so desperate to feed their children and keep a roof over their head, they’re robbing banks, for God’s sake. Fathers so distraught, a half dozen have killed themselves and their entire families over financial hardship.
Millions of Americans are going hungry the last 3-4 days of the month because no matter how frugal they are, there isn’t enough left from their paychecks to even buy food. I’m talking about husbands and wives or single people with two jobs. Mothers and Fathers going with one meal a day at the end of the month so their children can eat two. Here in America while these lying jackals in Washington, DC do nothing but spend and tax us to death. These elites do not care about we the people. They don’t care because we are nothing more than the peasant class to them.
Unemployment checks are replacing paychecks. The situation will not get any better unless jobs are created and that will not happen because Americans are saving what little they have left out of fear for the future. They aren’t spending because there’s nothing left to spend after their paychecks are raided to pay — not essential and limited functions of a republican form of government – – but hundreds of billions to the “FED” for interest on the national debt and massive payments to the communist UN, the World Bank, BIS (Bank of International Settlements) and foreign welfare.
Since 1994, the illegal USAID (United States Aid for International Development) program has thrown $2.4 billion into the Palestinian Authority. Billions stolen from we the people for what? “Reduce poverty, improve health and education, create jobs and advance democracy.” USAID is set to steal another $153 million from the American people in 2010 for the development of the Palestinian Authority’s infrastructure in foreign countries.
Every time I do this kind of research, I want to literally vomit. No where in the U.S. Constitution does it authorize Congress to steal from the American people to build schools or even a fence in any foreign country. No legal authority to steal from us and our children’s future to give “aid” to foreign governments to load up on military hardware – that includes Israel. To further slap we the people in the face because there is NO money in the people’s purse. The Treasury is over drawn $12 TRILLION dollars. Every penny of that $153 million dollars to advance the putrid stench of democracy and create jobs in Judea and Samaria has to be borrowed from the privately owned Federal Reserve. The interest is more debt on our backs, our children and grand children.
This is change? This is just more grand larceny that both parties have been cramming down our throats for decades. Is this what you work so hard each day for – or did if you’re one of the whopping 22% unemployed:
US to Give $125 Million to Upgrade Pakistan’s Power Sector.  October 29, 2009. “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, seeking to bolster Islamabad’s fight against Islamic extremists US corporaterrorists’ profits, initiated a crash U.S. assistance program for Pakistan’s power sector aimed at rolling back electricity shortages that threaten to cripple the South Asian nation’s economy. Mrs. Clinton, on the first of a three-day diplomatic mission to Pakistan, said that Washington will disburse $125 million to Islamabad for the upgrading of key power stations and transmission lines. U.S. experts are also beginning to work with Pakistani utility companies to reduce power outages and lost revenue caused by outmoded technologies and systemic non-payment by customers, which costs Pakistan hundreds of millions of dollars each year.”
THAT is where your withholding income tax is going – to pay just the interest on the national debt created by the outlaw Congress to throw your money at foreign governments. Trillions of dollars – ALL borrowed and you, me, our children and grand children are on the hook to see that a power plant in Pakistan gets funding for geopolitical games. How do you like the fruits of your labor stolen from your paycheck to make sure Pakistani utility companies don’t lose money because of non-paying customers? Where is your outrage America?
If you are new to understanding the money trail, please take the time to log on the internet and read the two pieces below, which I authored. You can download them (free) to a CD from my web site (www.devvy.com) and listen while you’re in commute traffic or on a plane. Get online and type these titles:
• Why an income tax is not necessary to fund the federal government
• The Right Argument on Taxation
Every week, Congress must beg around the world to borrow $30 BILLION dollars to dole out; $800 MILLION each week to the communist Chinese for the toxic paper they hold courtesy of the U.S. Congress. This is the debt both parties have run up over the past six decades. They’ve hocked our children and grand children’s future and the piper wants to get paid — every week. 
It’s bad enough Republicans and Democrats and every president since and including Reagan, have allowed our nation to be invaded by tens of millions of criminals (illegal aliens) stealing jobs and resources. In this time of desperation for millions of Americans, the political whores in Congress continue to allow 125,000 foreign workers into this country every month to satisfy their corporate donors while Americans are standing in unemployment lines. As I write this, a new full amnesty bill has been introduced by Sen. Harry Reid to reward the 15-20 MILLION illegal aliens who smuggled themselves into our country like thieves, stealing jobs and resources like hospitals and law enforcement. 
It is not the job of the federal government to create jobs. That is what the private sector does, but you can’t create jobs unless people spend. Stopping the withholding taxing scheme will not bring the government to a halt. The other taxing scams (social security and Medicare) will still be withheld. Look at what stopping the income tax would do for someone who makes $52,000 per year. They would take home an extra $600 per month in cold, hard cash. Multiply that by tens and tens of millions of paychecks.
Of course, the shadow government run by the banking cartels does not want you to have that extra money. They want you to continue running debt as your way of life; drowning in it no matter how hard you try. Because that’s how they have enriched their coffers: by keeping all of us slaves to fiat currency. Just think what it would mean to families and single people to have that extra $200 or $600 or $1,000 each month in take home pay? It could mean the difference between foreclosure, keeping their health care coverage and staying warm this winter.
Instead, Congress – both parties and the hustler in the White House, want to continue stealing from all of us to send to foreign governments. They (WE) provide free dental care for villages in Guiana – tens of billions for criminals (illegal aliens) in food stamps, education and medical care. All this, while you and your family go hungry or your children go to bed cold because you can’t afford to heat your home during the night.
On December 12, 2000, Congressman Ron Paul introduced a bill to end withholding taxes. No sponsors. On April 4, 2001, he again introduced a bill to abolish withholding taxes so Americans could take home the fruits of their labor. No sponsors. On January 29, 2009, Congressman Paul introduced the Tax Free Tips Act to eliminate federal taxes on tips for service workers. All the unions remained quiet and the bill went no where. Who is looking out for who?
No more. Get on the phone today and everyday. Call your member of Congress, Republican or Democrat, and tell them: Stop the federal income tax withholding from my paycheck! Congress has the power to tax and stop taxing. Only a massive campaign of bombarding these poltroons every day with a unified voice will force them to do the will of we the people. They are supposed to work for us — not the special interests who buy their favors.
Oh, make no mistake. There will be the usual ignorant responses from both parties that it isn’t practical, can’t be done, how will the government pay its bills and so on. These are excuses and we are sick of excuses based on ignorance and/or scare tactics. Yes, it can be done by an act of Congress and it can be done quickly. We cannot stop all the massive financial wrecks coming, but we can help hold some of it back by getting Americans back to work. Jobs can only be created by spending and that can’t happen if the people’s pockets are empty.
Call your friends, relatives, pass this column around. Melt those phones – Everyday. We must make a thousand times more noise than the tea parties with our demand to stop the withholding tax. Allow Americans to take home what is rightfully theirs — not some foreign banking cartel or government.
This is our country and we say enough!
 Congressman McFadden on the Federal Reserve Corporation Remarks in Congress, 1934. On May 23, 1933, Congressman, Louis T. McFadden, brought formal charges against the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank system, The Comptroller of the Currency and the Secretary of United States Treasury for numerous criminal acts, including but not limited to, conspiracy, fraud, unlawful conversion and treason. The petition for Articles of Impeachment was thereafter referred to the Judiciary Committee.
 Great Myths of the Great Depression, by Lawrence Reed
 US to Give $125 Million to Upgrade Pakistan’s Power Sector
 Dead Government Walking
 Why Haven’t These State Legislators Been Indicted?
Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn’t left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party.
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