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Obama Exposes the Stench of His Corruption in Virginia

Source: Jon Rappoport

To a crowd of supporters in Roanoke, the president of the United States finally came out in the open and said, “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

He put the plastic cherry on the cake for an adoring audience, with his favorite generality: “You’re not in this alone, we’re in this together.”

How are we in this together? By forcing a federal health  Roanoke down everyone’s throat, whether they want it or not? By bailing out Obama’s biggest financial supporters on Wall Street, as opposed to putting them in jail? By invading Libya without Congressional approval? By helping to destabilize the Middle East and calling it “Arab spring?” By protecting the opium poppies in Afghanistan? By appointing strong advocates for GMO food to positions of importance in his administration, while pretending to favor a healthy diet for all Americans? By continuing the Globalist policies and insupportable debt structure of former presidents from both parties?

And as for his heinous trashing of all entrepreneurs, we see a president turning the meaning of The Individual on its head. Instead of stating that the public sector was created to enable individuals to forge ahead and fulfill their dreams, he proposes a vague all-encompassing Group as the beginning and end of the Republic.

Obama’s perverted reading of the Constitution ranks on the level of a clueless high school freshman’s, except he knows better and doesn’t care.

(In case you wonder, I’m not a Romney supporter. I won’t vote for either of these con men.)

“If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that,” Obama said.

He’s a rank liar.

I’ve seen what it takes for individuals to launch and sustain and expand enterprises. I’ve seen the sweat and the intelligence and the drive at work. I’ve seen the imagination.

These are not group qualities. These aren’t “we’re all together” qualities.

Obama has a dream, and it’s collectivism. It stinks like a rotting corpse from top to bottom.

He’s just played his hole card. Look at it. Understand what it means.

The president of the United States is attacking the foundation of the American Republic. He never believed in the Republic. He believes in selling a story dressed up like a quasi-religious sermon. His dream of control involves inexorably linking every citizen to the central government (“all of us together”) so tightly, the remaining wall between the private sector and the public sector will dissolve into nothing. His mission is to hasten the melting of America into one giant interdependent glob.

Obama is the current leading edge of the historical campaign to eradicate the meaning, memory, and existence of the free and powerful individual.

To glimpse the success of the campaign, imagine a newly minted PhD trying to gain employment at a US college teaching a course called: THE FREE, POWERFUL, AND CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL.

Collectivism, the underlying philosophy of Globalism, is a direct attack against the individual. It promises a spiritual and political destiny of illumination for everyone who exchanges his honor and his vision for membership in The Group. When you strip it bare, such membership promotes the joy of slavery over freedom.

It may take a village to sell a book and a perverse idea, but without free and powerful individuals, the thing we call civilization will morph into a vast re-education camp in which we are all ciphers.

And above us, a small number of rulers will celebrate their joke and their con. They sold; we bought. What sounded like unity was really a hypnotic trance.

DON’T BUY IT.

THERE ARE MILES TO GO.

The game isn’t over. It’s never over.

3.6 Million Taxpayer Dollars Being Used To Support The Lavish Lifestyles Of Former Presidents

Source: Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse

You are not going to believe how much money is being spent on our former presidents.  At a time when U.S. government spending is wildly out of control, a total of 3.6 million dollars is being used to support the lavish lifestyles of former presidents such as George W. Bush and Bill Clinton in 2012.  For 2013, the plan is to increase that amount to 3.7 million dollars.  But do any of them really need this kind of welfare?  The truth is that all of them are very wealthy.  So what justification is there for giving them so much money?  You can see the GSA budget proposal for former presidents for 2013 right here.  The 3.7 million dollars for 2013 does not even include the cost of Secret Service protection.  Rather, it only covers expenses such as office rentals, travel, phone bills, postage, printing and pension benefits.  Certainly it is not unreasonable to grant former presidents a small pension, but should we be showering them with millions of dollars each year?  At a time when the federal government is drowning in so much debt, the fact that these former presidents are willing to take such huge amounts of taxpayer money really does make them look like parasites.

So why are these former presidents getting this money?

Congress passed The Former Presidents Act of 1958 because they didn’t want other presidents to end up as poor as Harry Truman did.

Well, these days former presidents are definitely not in danger of ending up poor.  But this law does enable former presidents to stick the U.S. taxpayer with some absolutely outrageous bills.

For example, George W. Bush is scheduled to get $1,356,000 from U.S. taxpayers in 2013.

$85,000 of that will be for phone expenses.

He must have a really, really bad calling plan.

Bill Clinton is scheduled to get $1,019,000from U.S. taxpayers in 2013.

A whopping $442,000 of that will be for office space.

That breaks down to more than $36,000 a month.

I hope that office space is nice.

Perhaps he needs a lot of office space to hide from Hillary.

George H.W. Bush is scheduled to get $879,000 from U.S. taxpayers in 2013.

$63,000 of that total will be going toward “equipment”.

How many iPads does he really need?

Even the old peanut farmer, Jimmy Carter, will be getting $518,000 from U.S. taxpayers in 2013.

But do they even need this money?

Exactly how wealthy are these former presidents?

Well, it turns out that they are very, very wealthy.

Bill Clinton earned an estimated $41 million in speaking fees during the first six years after he left office.  He also received a $12 million advance for for his memoir, “My Life”.

George W. Bush earned an estimated $15 million in speaking fees during just the first two years after he left office.

So why are we spending millions to support these guys?

Perhaps this is yet another question that we don’t have an answer to.  We can add it to the list….

-Why do chimps throw poop?

The federal government has spent $592,527 to try to find the answer.

-Do unhappy people spend more time on Twitter or on Facebook?

The federal government has spent $198,000 in an attempt to get an answer.

-How do rats respond to jazz music when they are high on cocaine?

Your tax dollars are being spent to get to the bottom of it.

-Does cocaine cause Japanese quail to engage in sexually risky behavior?

The federal government has spent $175,587 to find out the truth.

Right now there are more than 100 million working age Americans that do not have jobs, and this is the kind of nonsense that the federal government is spending money on.

Shame on these former presidents for taking this money.

If our Congress critters are looking for a place to cut the federal budget, this would be a good place to start.

 

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