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September 8, 2014
(I’ve put a place marker of this video on my YouTube Channel – Todd Watson)
Don’t watch this unless you have the 90 minutes to set aside and think. This may rule out most of this electorate. The media who take their cues from the national agenda will not cover as they probably have not studied the topic. However, ignorance is not my problem. My job is to speak truth. The video does it more eloquently then I do. Many conservatives will be surprised to see many fellow Republicans (those in the minority) speaking out on the same topic. Not all Republicans believe in group think. Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Pat Buchannan, Glenn Beck, Abe Lincoln, are a few who share the view.
This is one of the best documentaries explaining the power of the Fed. Most people compare me to a Republican Conservative. Those that do, really have no clue how the banking system or monetary policy works. Yes, we do share a belief against Big Government. However, we are miles apart on monetary policy and their relationships with Banks. I do not concede to Wall Street for their money to obtain political power (if you only knew how big of a problem this really is). My Republican competitor will not address if he will uphold THIS PART of the Constitution. This is why I define myself as a Conservative Populist and not a Conservative Republican. Those that think I’m splitting the vote don’t understand how how far apart we are on banking and thus liberty.
I can easily show you how much control money and the system of credit has over your life. Once you understand we are miles apart on this issue–you will not see us as close options. You either believe New York should or should not have control over your life. We are miles apart on the role of Wall Street banks as defined by the original Constitution and in policy.
The problem is most conservatives have never investigated the functioning of the banking institutions (Wall Street) to understand why it is a problem. They are too busy making money to do their civic obligation and understand how the Constitution designed money to be created. Yet, many inherently know that Wall Street is full of greed and something is wrong. They need to put two and two together and unravel the code.
The next step in the evolution of thought is to really understand the banking system is not a free market. Does your business get access to printed money and set interest rates or other instruments of the economy? Of couse not. This is why they are not capitalistic. They control the supply of money and set (as oppose to the market) interest rates.
People need to understand how the economies of the world and the people are being controlled by the halls of credit. Big Banks control our lives as much, if not more than, Big Government. Like Thomas Jefferson, I stand against both Big Government AND Big Banking because both destroy liberty.
We were about destroyed in 2007 from Wall Street. The mere fact they contribute the most money to the party after a decade where they required billions in bailouts should have many scratching their heads and asking “Why and How?”
Taxpayers bailed Wall Street out at a growing cost to the general welfare. Inflation in the marketplace is how they paid for their problem (Quantitative Easing). The poor’s real problem is not minimum wage, but regaining buying power with the dollars they earn. The banks easily destroy wage gains with quantitative easing.
The destruction on Wall Street came after the 2001 destruction at the World Trade Center. The site where George Washington created the spiritual and foundational roots of this country (New York-Lower Manhattan). The 2007 destruction on Wall Street, the failings of Corporate Facism, was followed by an ever growing influence of the government over our lives post 9/11 (a move towards socialism). Spiritual blinding, Corporate Facism, and Socialistic trends are three facets on why I will continue to speak to the fact that we must rejuvenate our economic, political, and spiritual foundations. This is necessary if we really care about Ensuring the Blessing of Liberty for Ourselves and Our Posterity called for by our Constitution. We have had the spiritual warning signs, the Fascism warning signs, and now the Socialism warning signs. The failure of all three institutions are the problems. One institutional recovery of liberty by compromising to another institution of liberty destruction is not the answer. This is called ‘spinning our wheels’ and why the two party system has failed us the last 50 years (the last time we actually cut federal outlays).
Our Constitution calls us to, “Ensure the Blessings of Liberty for Ourselves and Our Posterity”. An individual must define blessings, liberty, and posterity to understand that calling (Hint-do that now). Blessings, Liberty, and Posterity is very easy to view in the Webster dictionary. Blessings and posterity is very easy to move forward on. However, liberty takes more research from our founders.
Thomas Jefferson points out that the greatest threats to liberty are banking institutions, not standing armies (Let that sink in). Furthermore, Big Government creates tyranny (anti-liberty). Once you realize this is true you will seek to rebuild spiritual, political, AND economic foundations (our system of banking & credit) back to their Constitutional roots and stand with neither party who cannot see or will not participate or encourage all three necessary rebuilds to regain liberty for our nation.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge…
The lack of knowledge on the banking system is a strong aspect destroying God’s people. Because no one was alive when the current system was created, (1913) people accept it as Capitalistic when in reality it is a controlled and Fascist operation.
Very simply, the purchasing power of a dollar was the same in 1792 as it was in 1910 (Wikipedia). In the first 7 years after the Federal Reserve was passed (1913) by Woodrow Wilson (an ex College President who agreed to J.D. Rockefeller – Oil and J.P. Morgan – Banking–sound ironic to the format of a Republican candidate today?) the dollar became fifty cents. Today the dollar is worth approximately 4 cents compared to 1910. The Fed equals dollar destruction.
We could solve COLA’s, fixed income buying power, solvency of social security, driving the economic engine, minimum wage, and on and on if we dealt with the Fed. However, the public is numbed (intentionally) to the Fed being a critical issue. They want to focus on the hot topic on Fox and CNN but pay little attention to the head of the snake that can fix half our problems related to fiscal challenges. One way to change a Conservatives mind is to tell them the Income Tax was not necessary before the Federal Reserve. That is a good way to get their attention if they can’t follow the line of thinking of the Federal Reserve. They still talk taxes but they do not talk reserves. Talking zero taxes gets their attention and focus on the issue.
Regulating the creation and volume of money belongs to Congress not the Fed (See Article 1, Section 8, Clause 5). When you are sponsored by Big Banks you stay silent on this part of the Constitution. Make no mistake — your economy and life is being controlled by either money or government. They were meant to be controlled by neither. We must return money and government to be a tool and structure used to advance and not control society.
Enjoy the show on YouTube. Join me in a cause for liberty. You don’t have to compromise to a lesser evil this election. If you do…you will have no reason to complain when government and/or Wall Street control the fate of your liberty. You are responsible for your vote and you will know better after the video.
August 12, 2014
Conservatives need to change their mindset from Anti-Big Government to Pro-Liberty.
Big Government is really a subset to a bigger crisis of Anti-Liberty Institutions.
Thomas Jefferson – “When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”
This is the statement that makes Republicans “Giddy”. The fear of government over the people is the battle cry for Republicans. I hate to burst the bubble, but this is an incomplete view on liberty destruction. Let’s look at the other side of the coin.
Large Banking Institutions are also a crisis to Pro Liberty and the Constitution.
Thomas Jefferson – “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies (Let that sink in). If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all their property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”
Jefferson argued against Big Government AND Big Banks! Your Republican friends will not promote the later cause. (Psst..it hurts their largest donor base). The reality is money is a bank’s business. It must be “Free Market” because it involves money …. right? Wrong. You need to decide if you are pro liberty, become educated on the subject, and vote accordingly.
Article 1 Section 8 Clause 5 –
The Congress shall have power to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures.
Republicans take their largest share of donations from these banking institutions. They have their followers focus on “Anti-Big Government”. Most Republicans you talk to emphasize the problems of Big Government and Obama with little cognizance that this is just a subset of a bigger problem “Anti-Liberty”. “Anti-Big Government” and “Anti-Obama” is what their party preaches to get their supporters worked up on TV, in Town Halls, and through media outlets. One of the biggest differences between a Conservative Independent like me and a Conservative Republican is the realization of an ADDITIONAL danger to liberty…. big banks. Acceptance of banking donations drives legislation to empower Big Banks, destroys our liberty, and threatens our capital markets (explore the $340 trillion derivative SWAP market and pray for a country whose entire GDP is $17 trillion. Pray the trade doesn’t bust like 2007).
When you talk against “Big Banks”, Republicans often label you as “Anti-Capitalism” as they look at these institutions as Free Market. Maybe we should elect business professionals as opposed to lawyers, etc. who actually understand the roots of money to clear up this Washington misperception. Big Banks have the ability to be free market but are not. Banks would compete for your business on rates as opposed to who can be the “Best Friend” of the borrower if they were really competing. Banks should work hard and earn money by organizing and protecting capital in the marketplace. However, lazy is easy. Creating capital by visiting the low cost “Free Print” banking window of the Fed wins every time. Organizing capital is hard. Multiplying capital by 33 is easy.
Pro Capitalism is really the truth when you speak against “Big Banks”.
“Anti-Big Banks (we are talking the largest)” is just a statement of Anti-Greed and Anti-Market Control. The problem is knowledge. Hosea 4:2 rings loudly. Less than 1% really knows how the Fed works. The Fed controls our entire monetary and banking system and thus the systems that run many of our lives (Money).
If they examined the structure (this is your “Wake-Up” call to do that) and corresponding disruptions to the poor and marketplace alike–they would leave the Republican Party who advocate for their banking policies 24/7 on the Hill. The “Fear of the Democrat” (as your Republican propaganda will support) will keep many Republicans from doing this. This is really a failure in a belief of voter’s control over God’s control when exercising their conscious when voting. Many question why I work endless hours on a campaign when the “Polls” say I can’t win. It is simple. My job is to declare the conscious of what I believe is right to so many people. It is the job of the people to vote their conscious and accept the consequences of their vote. I think the “Big Man” has more of the say of the outcome than individuals.
I trust the “Big Man” is in control of the final outcome…not the people. I believe voting for what we believe is right determines our individual outcome….not voting what wins. (See Caleb and Joshua) The freedom to speak truth as I see it is overwhelming. I don’t let winning control my behaviors or emotions. I already know who wins and desire to be on the “right” side of the complete argument. I believe this is the winning side in the long run regardless of November’s outcome.
Winning or losing the election is only temporary. Republicans and Democrats are both fools to think they are in control. Their “Free Will” exercise and their willingness to “Compromise” truth in legislation for power should scare them more than losing an election. It is time our representatives put power politics aside and focus on “right” legislation for all.
Back to the economy, when 70% of our financial assets are controlled by .2% of the people–you have a command economy. Can you think of other societies where .2% controls 70% of the wealth AND the engine of the economy? Hint….it is not a Democracy.
The Democrats also take money from banking institutions and have their followers focus on the evil of “Big Corporations”. Big Corporations are just second in line to the Big Banks that have the credit capital they need to grow their influence. Big Corporations are often not evil. Many have the right passions and cause to improve society through the marketplace. How they capitalize their business can be the problem. However, most in corporate life are blind to the damage they cause by how they capitalize their business (I am guilty of this so don’t think I’m judging). I’m playing the capitalistic game as constructed now but would like the game to change for the well-being of all people. My businesses are free from debt but my investments and home are not for full disclosure (We are working on it!).
I believe most do not understand the harm they cause with their capitalization structures by taking money not based on capital created by people (hard work, good ideas, success in the marketplace, good allocation of capital), but take money based on credit that is sourced from money created out of thin air by their banks (33 lending dollars can be created by one true dollar). The awakening of our conscious may have us move in a new direction without bank debt (at least higher capitalization ratios–a first step). However, “Keeping up” in a system they can’t control can be tough and requires competitive behavior using the mechanisms in the market. As a person that offers alternative solutions–explore bonds backed by people. Let people not Wall Street banks succeed with your success in business. We can grow business and shrink the class divide when people are participating with business success (much like the Pre Federal Reserve Era).
The volume of money created by the Fed and their banks cause inflation (spare me the lies of this number published by the government) and hurts the purchasing power of average citizens. I’m still waiting for their new inflation number that takes out air, water, food, shelter, oil, etc. Studying the Fed takes time and most people allocate that time to focus on earning more money, taking direction from the ads, or buy into talking heads financed by these corrupt institutions. Civic research and work….the agony!!!!
The “Rat Race” of the political power loyalists is obvious to those who know the cycle of the system. They focus on bank statements (what does the number say), 401k balances (what does the number say), wage levels (what does the number say), and GDP and inflation (what does the number say). “What the numbers say” is usually the course of action of Republicans and Democrats. We need to evolve and focus on increasing purchasing power (how much can my number buy), improvements in standard of living, and increased freedom of time that should be the true determination of “World” wealth.
Most Pro Liberty people have already left the Democratic Party due to a belief in individual liberty over government. However, I know there are good hearted Democrats. If they understood helping the poor takes actions against the Fed, and not redistribution that creates human dependency, we could reignite a belief in the merits of capitalism again. However, this capitalism has to be free from Fed control who control volume of money and interest rates. Endless creation of money is destroying the value of hard work. This destruction of the value of hard work should be the alarm bell for Conservatives to unite behind those (like myself) free from the Republican Party controlled by the Banking Institutions that also own the Fed. Supply and demand of labor is not rapidly changing. Supply and demand of dollars is. Herein, lies the disaster.
Both conservatives and liberals need to realize that hard work is being replaced by printing of dollars out of thin air by banks and the Treasury. These institutions are eroding the dollar (which should be created by good ideas or hard work) and replacing it by the creation of money without a backbone in commodities or labor.
Think about it, if laboring harder “worked” (It helps but is an incomplete answer) -Two incomes should have solved the problems over one primary income earner when women entered the work place in force during the mid-1900’s. The problem was the Fed eroded the purchasing power of the dollar (volume of money was increased) so that two incomes could only buy what one income used to. The result was the enslavement of one more person to work (for money) to meet basic needs. Standard of living temporarily spiked as it usually does with more work but was quickly replaced by rising asset prices caused by increases in the monetary supply. Think of it as “Fools Gold” to get ahead.
Today, two incomes can barely make it (when kids are involved) if those jobs are at minimum wage. We are seeing more people stop having kids due to the inability to provide. 2.1 kids per family is key to sustaining the growth of society but we have fallen below 2 as selfishness and an inability to provide has altered pro creation factors (as well as other influencing factors to be discussed another time). Meanwhile, the welfare class, who often receive benefits without work, have a much larger birth rate. Free time creates other opportunities—I digress.
Proper healthcare, education, filling up the car with gas, and grocery bills are quickly rising with inflation created by “Big Banks” and the Fed. Common sense people can feel that it is harder to make a living but can’t figure out the puzzle.
I’m working hard, but hard labor isn’t working? How am I going to afford education for my kids? Answer: Enslave them to bank debt to get that education. How do I afford healthcare? Answer: Enslave our liberty to government healthcare or enslave ourselves to bank debt for healthcare procedures (Medical Costs are the Biggest Cause of Bankruptcy). Both losing options
PS – I fight out of control special interest healthcare. Note: the #3 raiser of Republican funds is Big Pharma. Pharmaceuticals are not addressed in Ben’s healthcare plan. However, they have contributed to the campaign. I know you are shocked.
We need MARKET BASED healthcare reform and we need it quickly. Loyalty to big money in healthcare to get the party elected is no position to be in if we are serious about private healthcare THAT WORKS for the people! This is no time for power politics. Our people need private affordable healthcare and they need it quickly.
Bottom line, the prices of the same goods you need are raised by having more money compete for the same supplies. “Tragedy of the Commons” is the biggest mistake we make in government policy. We need to increase the value of work by increasing the purchasing power it creates. Lower reserve ratios. Incent these banks to seek and pay for capital from the people again. It is time for the Fed window, at a minimum, to be controlled by the halls of Congress.
Our goal as a country should be to free up one more individual to work in our community and not in our marketplace WITH NO public assistance. We need to strive to where one income can make it work (this may take a lifetime but it is worth the fight). Individuals, not government are needed to solve problems in our community. Working with our children, volunteering in not for profit work, helping at the church, assisting the teacher at school, assisting the elderly, helping the widow, serving the parent whose spouse is away at war, etc. has been the loss to society. If we can free up more people to work on the “Fabric” of this country we can rebuild our strength. This requires a rising standard of living with less required for profit work (again $$$ focus). Work is good in and of itself but can be allocated to “Non-Revenue Generating” activities. I know this definition makes my Republican pro-business people cringe.
This complicated, yet understandable, “Domino Theory” starts with taking back control of printing money to the people as guided by our founding fathers in the Constitution. Creating “Keep up with the Jones” games by controlling the system of money and credit needs to stop. Awakening our citizenry to examine the Fed and its perpetual control of the monetary system is needed. Try turning off pre-season football or Facebook for 2 hours and figure it out before you vote. I’ve posted a great movie to educate you on my YouTube channel.
“You Built That” is true if you made it without bank debt. “You Built That” is also not entirely true when you used debt created out of thin air. You and the money created from nothing built that. Not bad–it can be better (PS-I’ve probably done this in my life more than you). “You Built That” with assistance from a bank partner who never used money “earned” to create that business/house has its negative after effects. “You Built That” starts with using capital created out of labor and not “Freely Printed” money. “You Built That” comes with even greater pride when you have not contributed to inflating the price of products to the poor and created jobs that actually feed a family for hard work. These businesses get my unparalleled support. They are creating the increases in standard of living, providing jobs, and create no backdraft damage from creating money through use of low reserve bank debt.
“You Built That” has the ability to be incredibly satisfying or incredibly empty (See Solomon). “You Built That” resonates with Nebraskans who inherited their land, do not borrow money, and created their own businesses. “You Built That” Washington is created by using loans from banks who created the money supply out of thin air. Building the framework of our capitalism the right way can go a long way to changing the level of satisfaction of our entrepreneurs and improving the life of all citizens.
This control of our monetary policy starts by removing and avoiding politicians who take contributions from financial institutions directly or indirectly through the party (Big Banks, Big Oil, etc–those on top of the money pyramid).
Read Ron Paul’s commentary, if you rather listen to a Conservative Republican, and you will be enlightened to the role the Fed has played in controlling our country, government and running our lives.
I’m conservative but I refuse to align with these banking organizations as my conservative opponent has per the Omaha.com article on June 5th. Furthermore, understand the Fed was created by Banking and Oil interests through the passage of the Federal Reserve Act by Woodrow Wilson – An Ex-University President. History continues to repeat itself. The alignment of those entities is uncanny in this race. These entities have been behind the bad news in government policy for private enterprise and the poor alike since 1913.
The Watson campaign is about Pro Liberty. Big Government is just a subset to a bigger problem. We will address the bigger problem of monetary policy and then deal with the problem of Big Government. We need a complete solution. A temporary band aid of Big Government spending cuts does not eliminate the source of overspending. We need to limite the access of Washington to recreate these problems in the future.
The reality of the situation is few are reading (I’m glad you are!) as they are focused on the sound bites paid for by the banks in the media. Republics takes civic work by the people. We must reawaken, think, and take back our country. People must press further and take the Biblical courage to vote for what is right–not the lesser evil or “What Wins” as Caleb and Joshua taught us in the Bible.
Our problem is people still think they are in control. The reality is they are just exercising their free will in front of God as he has control over the final outcome (if you are a believer). Pass this article on to your friends. Don’t commit the mistake of consuming for yourself and avoid passing the “Good News” on. Congratulations if you are understanding the problem. I pray it moves you to action over a boastful claim of enlightenment. Consumption for “me” over “sharing” is yet another attitude we need to fix.
Nebraska, you have a better choice to express your conscious this November. It’s just not paid for by liberty limiting institutions with millions to support their interests. It’s not compromised to beliefs that run contrary to a Biblical moral code. It is conservative and it is populist based like my petition. Free will exercise of the awakened Nebraskans who signed my petition enabled this choice in November. We made it to November with less than a 150k in funds to ensure the people, not the banks and oil companies, are represented with conservative values in Washington.
At the end of the day, I’m for liberty. Big Government and Big Wall Street are really subsets of one universal liberty limiting source – The Fed. The Fed enables the destruction of our liberties by enslaving us to debt. Enabling big government expenditures, advocating more debt in the economy (how they win), and adding volume of money in the marketplace are harmful practices. We need to help the poor, savers, and seniors on fixed income. Inflation is destroying the assets they worked hard to create.
Your life is being controlled by your money in New York AND the halls of your government in Washington. Big Government is an incomplete view on the limits of our liberty. We all want solutions overnight but it is going to take reversing course and taking pragmatic steps of progress over time to regain our country again.
People are awakening and emphasizing the crisis of Big Government because this control is newer to their senses. Whereas, debt and inflation has been established as “normal” in our culture. True freedom and liberty is turning away the power of Big Government AND Big Banking control of the money and economy. Corporate Fascism and Socialism both have their roots in institutional control of the people. Join me in the fight for true liberty.
Our Constitution got it right. “Constitutional Recovery” politicians will require Republicans to stand up to their largest donor bases and Democrats to reawaken to a Constitution that called for “Promoting (not providing) the General Welfare”. I’ve asked Ben for his position on the Federal Reserve and Big Banks with no answer. Policy disclosure to voters MUST happen. I’ve read the Democrats arguments for redistribution strategies (AKA welfare). Welfare without work does not work if you are able bodied. This creates burdens on those stewarding the liberty they were given. Neither Party will get us to the Promised Land of Liberty with a reliance on Big Banks OR Big Government.
Remember one thing in the argument of the Fed. The purchasing power of the $1 was the same in 1792 as it was in 1910 (Wikipedia). The value of the dollar has been eroded to 5 cents from 1913 (the creation of the Fed) to today. Everything else is details. The Fed has hampered the economy, hurt the poor by destroying the value of the dollar earned from labor, and manipulated the economy by controlling interest rates and the supply of money.
I’m calling Conservatives to join me and be “Pro Liberty”. Pro is better than Anti. Big Government is not the problem–it is a subset issue to “Anti-Liberty”.
I’m calling Liberals to join me in helping the poor. Let’s realize eroding the value of the dollar (inflation) created by hard work is the problem. Top line wage growth is easily destroyed by volume of money created by the banks and leads to the destruction of free market jobs. We’ve experimented in wage growth and the situation has worsened.
Big Banks, the printing presses, and the control of the volume of money are the real problem for poor and capitalists alike.
Employers are not the enemy–they are the solution.
Conservatives, let’s realize 2 full time incomes has to get the job done–but does not. Inflation is eroding the ability of the working poor to afford basic needs. Liberals must realize consumers spending problems contribute to the problem. We must unite together to fight the Fed WHO IS inflation and educate the poor to make better spending decisions.
Liberals must understand most (not all) companies do not desire struggling workers. This is not in their best interest. Most companies like mine want successful workers.
Employers are competing in a market place controlled by the policies (most promoted by Politicians) of the largest banks. This is where the attention needs to turn. Capitalists are playing to win a game that needs to be altered to eliminate the external harm caused by “Free Money Creation” lenders that are the backbone of our current (not former) capitalistic system.
Wage levels are band aids. Let’s go after the cause. Inflation by the Fed and policies that allow International Companies to export jobs around the world are our issues. Multi Nationals are not loyal to America, our politicians should be.
International trade is good when we are exporting our products. International trade is poor when we are exporting our jobs. This doesn’t make me pro-union. This makes me pro hard work. I’ll put our food up against their gadgets any day of the week in trade. I know which country wins when stomachs are hungry.
Let’s grow GDP by creating more of what we consume. Growing GDP by devaluing our dollar is bad. Bottom line, trade policies that promote true growth of jobs at home is a good thing and Nebraska is ripe with the products the world needs.
Remember, Big Government and Big Banks are the result of enabling unlimited spending and “Free Money Capital” created by the Fed (as opposed free capital created by labor and good business).
Reducing spending is their first step. Taking away the keys of spending is mine. We can rebuild this country. The answer is in the Constitution, a reawakening of the people to civic issues, and an allegiance to the word “American” over “Republican” and “Democrat”.
Support Todd Watson, Independent for US Senate-Nebraska. You have a better option that is not obliged to Anti-Liberty Institutions. More on this topic can be read on Todd Watson’s Early August Blogs.
(PS-forgive the few grammar and spelling issues. This is free form from a trained CPA–not an English major)
August 4, 2014
Executive Summary of Long Piece Below:
– Central Banking is bad news. Rand is against Central Banking and Ben Sasse is meeting with lobbyists of Big Banks
– Central Banking harms an economy, it hurts the poor and should not be aligned with
– Many prominent Republicans, Founding Fathers and Presidents speak against Big Banks
– Banking needs stronger reserves and the divide of our economic classes would shrink if we used capital from people and not capital created by Wall Street (the backing of the capital is very different)
– Businesses could achieve greater heights of success. Business growth was astounding between the Civil War and The Pre Federal Reserve Era. Wealth would shift to Main Street from Wall Street if we shifted the backing of capital investments to capital created by labor (Hard Work) as opposed to money created by the federal printing press and multiplied by banks by lending larger sums of money based on small amounts possessed.
– Align with conservatives not aligned with Big Banks. Maintain conservative values.
The Entire Article Below
Ben Sasse had Rand Paul visit him in Omaha today. I like Rand Paul. Ben, Rand and I talk a Constitutional game (love Rand’s on the floor Senate speech on killing the American without a trial in a foreign land—great Constitutional work). I was called today by an Omaha news station on Ben and Rand’s comments on economic development and if I would like to respond. Full disclosure, I have not seen or heard a clip from their press conference. I’m unsure of what was said. However, I’m very sure of one thing–their alignment with economic forces (and therefore views) could not be more different. Second, if you are concerned about the voices of entrepreneurs who own tech companies–elect one–me.
Ben and Rand’s relationship with Wall Street do not align. Economic views should start with the role of banking and finance. Ben is meeting with Wall Street banking lobbyists. Rand speaks out against these banks. Does Wall Street or Main Street have Nebraska’s back on economic progress? Does Wall Street or Main Street increase our liberties? I’ll bet my house on Main Street every day of the week.
I like Rand Paul because he is an outspoken opponent of Big Banks in the Republican Party (a needle in a haystack). Wall Street is the largest single supporter of the Republican Party. Big Banks are part of the problem in a struggling national economy (we have centralized control of the money), and the liberty/well-being of the vast majority of our people.
I asked Ben’s campaign specific questions about his views with Wall Street and the Federal Reserve (see last week’s piece) but he did not answer these questions. However, in this excellent piece of investigative journalism on Omaha.com (linked above) Joseph Morton cited Ben Sasse’s meeting with Bank of America, JP Morgan, and Wells Fargo lobbying representatives. The Sasse camp declined to comment on these meetings with Big Bank lobbyists when asked by Joseph Morton.
“Team Player” comments with McConnell and meeting with K-Street lobbyists (banks) should show you establishment behavior is alive and well. The Tea Party money at the beginning was a big need to overcome the substantial lead of Osborn at the beginning of the race. Tea Party rhetoric brought the money into the treasury to win the primary but true colors and beliefs will shine through in time. These same supporters also believed Ben when he said he was an “Anti-Establishment Washington Outsider” – Really? Working for the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, Chief of Staff for Congressman Fortenberry, and the President of the United States in HHS is an “Anti-Establishment Washington Outsider”? I was told by his staff that this statement is a “State of Mind” not a statement on his record. I added that to be fair to Ben but I’m not sure I’m a buyer on that line. I focus on actions not words.
I believe the truth is starting to shine but will the voter have the guts to change their mind in this election? This “Changing of the Mind” of the voter maybe as hard to do as Republicans turning down campaign money that freely runs from the printing presses these banks control. You can’t compete on money (why try) when you have PAC’s that have access to the printing presses or banks that do. However, you can compete on ideas. The problem is that it will takes an electorate to seek out new ideas that are rarely brought to light by a media trained to cover 2 primary voices (that buy the ads on their media I might add). Those who take little time to investigate all civil arguments, and all candidates, are partly responsible. Consider the vote or “Talent” that is buried and not used as a major problem. Those inclined to listen to the 30 second commercials purchased in the media by the money will be contributing to the system of power. Many of these voters will be “Too Busy” working to make a living in a system that is designed to keep more people “Busy and Distracted” from selfless acts of civic responsibility that don’t get them ahead but feeds the instruments of credit that feed the bank.
I implore you to have patience and read on the entirety of this article if you are a voter. You need to have your blinders removed to the problems of a Reserve System. PS–those who think that talks against Wall Street (I would like to clarify for me its Big Banks–not Wall Street) are Anti-Capitalism need to have their heads checked. It’s the opposite. “Central Banking” is just that — “Central Control” of business.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge….
Keep in mind the Fear of God is the beginning knowledge and maybe why we are in short supply of good thought today. PS–I’m far from perfect and am still seeking knowledge I don’t have.
Moving on….Will more reporters like Joseph ask the tough questions and bring to light the financial relationships Ben is in? I like Ben too (sincerely). However, partnerships determine the fate of marriages, businesses, Biblical missions, and political results. Have you examined the partnerships? Ignoring them and solely focusing on the candidate maybe the downfall of the voter and ultimately Ben if elected. As a Christian brother I would advise Ben to walk far away from the Big Banks. As a Christian brother I would warn Ben from aligning with these entities of greed.
Any Reserve System oppresses the people and confiscates their wealth. The reserve system, in my mind, maybe the worst decree that oppresses the poor. There is a warning in Isiah 10: 1-2 on oppressing the poor.
Woe to those who make unjust laws,
to those who issue oppressive decrees,
to deprive the poor of their rights
and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people,
making widows their prey
and robbing the fatherless.
There is a reason Christ turned over the “Money Changers” in the temple. Understanding the relationship between reserve systems, volume of money created, and big banks is paramount to understanding national economics and the growing divide between economic classes. Dave Domina is on the right track but the answer is not redistribution or raising wages. He is right on the mark with his expertise in Anti-Trust law. The primary answer to helping the poor is dealing with the Reserve System, defeat protectionism (I’m an ally with Domina on this topic) in the domestic market place, and protect the poor from runaway inflation. The second step is to focus on increasing the supply of jobs in America with my belief in devaluing the dollar being a poor choice to grow the economy. Short term shots to the arm at the cost of long term financial credibility is not a wise decision.
I’m unsure if either candidate has this knowledge on Reserve Banking. It is ok if they do not. I’m a CPA, MPA, and have studied this–this has been my career pursuits. Ben can win the argument on Healthcare Part D. Dave can guide us in Anti-Trust law. We need a team approach to solving our problems. No one man can be the expert in everything despite many in the populous demanding PHD expertise in immigration, economics, foreign affairs, law, healthcare, etc. at the same time. This is a Republic and I believe in my fellow citizens. I encourage these individuals to speak, write and lead in their areas of expertise. I’m one of very few willing to listen to outside experts on both political sides to seek and find the right answer.
We have the knowledge in this state as a collective and people just need to be heard. This is why I believe my background in the staffing industry (“Head Hunter”) will serve me well if elected. My job was to find the right person for any given problem my clients faced. My job became hiring others who could discern and disseminate the same function. I sold these firms in 2007 as we were successful in building a company based on this skill of finding the right talent for the problem. Staffing taught me well in how to identify the right person, evaluate them for integrity, motivation, and trust worthiness. Finally, I assigned them to the challenges my clients faced for the benefit of both the employee and employer.
Bottom line, we need to get this argument right for the American people. I want to get the right answer for Nebraska. Loyalty to Wall Street banks is not the right answer.
Ironically, the first person fooled by the Big Banks and created the Federal Reserve was a College President – Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson would issue a long statement of regret years later after he signed the Federal Reserve Act into law.
“A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”
I’ll say it again – history repeats itself. Are we poised again for the next College President aligning with Wall Street? I’m unsure if Ben understands how reserve banking works. The reality is very few do. (You can learn more on my YouTube Channel under Crony Capitalism). If Ben is serious about a Constitutional revival he needs to understand Article I Section 8 and the relationship this article has with big banking. The warnings on prominent thinkers are plenty.
“By the means of printing money government may secretly and unobserved, confiscate the wealth of the people, and not one man in a million will detect the theft”
– John Maynard Keynes – “Consequences of Peace” – The Most Prominent 20th Century Economist
“We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.”
– Louis McFadden – Republican and Chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency
“I have never seen more Senators express discontent with their jobs….I think the major cause is that, deep down in our hearts, we have been accomplices in doing something terrible and unforgiveable to our wonderful country. Deep down in our heart, we know that we have given our children a legacy of bankruptcy. We have defrauded our country to get ourselves elected.”
– John Danforth – Republican Senator from Missouri
Understanding how banks multiply printed money by a 3% reserve ratio adds to the “printing money” scenario. You can lend and thus create $33 on the back of $1. This extra $32 is literally made out of thin air—not labor. Big banks are on the wrong side of liberty, limit economic progress, and inhibit the well-being of our citizens and are a big cause to the disruptions of our domestic tranquility.
“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”
Abe Lincoln would not recognize his party that has flipped to valuing capital at the expense of labor. We need more capital coming from labor and not banking thin air to lessen the gap between economic classes.
Did you know that purchasing power was the same in 1910 as it was in 1792? Surprise! There was no Federal Reserve. Money was controlled by Congress. However, since the Fed has taken over (PS–It’s not Federal) our dollar has eroded to a purchasing power of 5 cents. Study the facts for yourself. Can you imagine the ramifications to Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, COLA adjustments to federal wages if purchasing power did not change? Can you imagine the reality that people could save their money from hard work and know they could purchase the same loaf of bread for the same price 30 years later after they earned their wages? Control of retirement to the individual could be accomplished again and those on fixed income would not have to battle the enemy — the destruction of purchasing power to meet retirement needs. This enables many of the financial teachings of Faith based individuals. Work, give, and save. The problem is that in the last 100 years the destruction of the value of savings has been accomplished by the Reserve Board. Forcing clients into riskier assets is the only way to “Stay Ahead” of the destruction of the dollar. Focus on your food bill, gas bill, healthcare bill, tuition bill, utility bill, etc. Ignore the published number from Government. If government published true inflation our Social Security crisis would be worse as government is required to adjust payments by CPI. We should change the formula and quit lying to our seniors if this is a problem. This is a topic for another day.
This destruction of savings is an injustice to those seeking to do the right thing. This is the real culprit behind a lack of savings. Why save when you lose your money to inflation? Investing or spending is the only incentive they give you.
The majority of winners have saved and have invested in entities that multiply money (Real Estate, Big Cap Stocks, Businesses with leverage and loans). Losers have been those who have not saved their money, or stored their money in safe assets. Deploying money in these risk based assets has been the primary path to stay ahead. The problem today at the bottom of the pyramid is that “Bare Needs” have increased in price and “Getting Ahead” is tougher than ever before as the prices of needs continue to run away from these individuals while supply and demand of labor remains a poor equation. Furthermore, wise savers and investors have found that investing in riskier assets is the only way to beat inflation and worse yet those risking in safe assets are seeing a bubble form as dividend yields, rental income yields on newly purchased assets fall as money seeking these assets rise. This is why we need God more than ever because the hurdle is becoming a bigger jump. God and hard work can overcome anything and we need his blessing more than ever before but our duty to fight for justice of his poorest creation should not stop.
I’ve been guilty in this process too. I have made my money by participating in money multiplying instruments (Real Estate, Factored Loans, Etc.). Our predicament is staying ahead of the inflation game and participating in riskier assets at the cost of multiplying money. Big banks become our partners in this pursuit. We should be turning to our fellow Americans and workers instead for more of the capital.
The reality is hard work and better ideas should win. Owners of capital should not be winners based on closer access to the Reserve Bank window but those who have the skill to allocate more work based capital to the right based business opportunities for growth. This job is becoming harder as rates are better for bigger banks (if they want the loan) and the government is becoming a lender (HUD loans) to a level where local banks can’t compete. Government needs to get out of business. Banking business should migrate to the institution who can gather and deploy wealth based from labor based capital. This allows businesses to still win and grow (think post-civil war to the dawn of the Federal Reserve) but allows for individuals to come along for the ride. This will diminish the gap between economic classes and allow the growth of the economy to local Nebraskans not Wall Street fat cats.
The kicker against my Federal Reserve arguments is we may need a Federal Reserve to battle the likes of an International Reserve (a Global Central Bank) to preserve the power of our nation. The International Community is moving to undermine our currency (UN, IMF, China, etc.). The world reserve system is the only thing that maybe worse than a domestic reserve system that most industrialized countries have adopted to manage an economy. The problem is a lesser evil maybe needed to combat a larger evil. The word “Central” in central bank should be the only word an American needs to hear to understand this is bad news to a liberty oriented country. This may be why they market the entity as a “Federal Reserve” despite the fact it is not federal (it is owned by Banks) and advocates for very low “Reserves” in its members lending practices.
“The last duty of a central banker is to tell the public the truth.”
– Alan Blinder, former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
What we can control in the Senate that the Central Bank and I agree on is fixing our budget ASAP. I’m willing to compromise as this should be a paramount interest of both parties (Think Simpson Bowles that was rejected by Obama AND Paul Ryan). Compromise to a Democrat and Republican is about impossible as the disposition of a party based individual is about as hard headed as a new football helmet designed by our own University. This is a bigger need then winning every interest in the party. Americans are blind to this being the biggest need but the awakening will be rude if we don’t solve this problem. Regardless of whether you are a die-hard Republican or a staunch Democrat the prospects are bleak for either of their programs if we lose the full faith and credit of the International Community in our financial instruments. This has already begun with our deplorable treatment of the dollar as a means to grow GDP, the destruction of purchasing power of the currency they hold, public leaders that say one thing and do another, dysfunction of two parties that screams we can’t get anything done with our spending problem, and leadership that has no clue on how to conduct foreign policy to preserve our status in the free world. We can strengthen the dollar and grow GDP by different behavior. We should implore policies that create domestic jobs, reduce regulations on upstanding businesses to stimulate growth and stand up to both parties who cannot execute a cut. This will take economic policies that violate Republican AND Democratic principles. By the way, spare me the Republican cut talks–they are lies. Show me the evidence of real cuts. Like Lebron maybe I’ll return to Cleveland if they actually cut a budget. They need to show me they are committed to cuts and the American people over Wall Street. When Cleveland committed to winning and basketball common sense Lebron decided to return to his home. It will take an allegiance to cuts and people over Wall Street and donors to bring me back to my political party roots. I’m no longer a fool and will not listen to words of fiscal hawks claimed to be in the Republican Party. I focus on actions and not words. Paul Ryan maybe the worst culprit. I think the ideas maybe there but most Republicans are corrupted by the promise of more power (see 2000 Republicans behavior after they passed the Contract with America) to actually follow through. Compromising to the power of money may be true to win an election. However, compromise to money over the right decision was the downfall of the 10 who did not vote with Caleb and Joshua on what was right. I want to see the Promised Land and not the desert. Compromising to these entities of greed that will aid their power over the cause of the people is a very dangerous choice as I have contemplated these decisions in prayer. I will not do it to win and I will put my faith in God over winning a vote to see a better tomorrow for the future children of this land.
Furthermore, we should change reserve ratios tomorrow to improve capital requirements behind lending. We can address certain products in the market that have no capital backing but create tremendous amount of new money and add systematic risk to our economy. I have yet to meet a person that can define what a SWAP is. These SWAPS are a $340+ TRILLION derivative market that has dangerous consequences if the trade goes wrong like it did last decade. Being able to control large financial instruments by trading only the top moving piece of the instrument (derivatives) is a very dangerous game. I don’t have a problem with derivatives that are backed by 100% cash or FULL ownership of the underlying instrument. However, when banks create liquidity by trading these instruments with reserve ratios (not hard money) the shortfalls are disastrous. We learned last decade the GOP is willing to pass those losses if they occur from their largest donor base onto the taxpayer. Banks win you lose. Think of it as playing “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose” with a nickel on the playground. The Republican Party completely aligned (with the exception of Rand Paul) with Wall Street cannot be trusted to do the right thing by the taxpayer again. The next bad trade or the next housing bubble (probably will be a different bubble) when it crashes will be bad. We need more equity in the underlying loans to incent these banks to make safer, equity backed loans. Losses that can be sustained (much higher) will guarantee these banks are better risk managers and make safer bets. High interest loans on pay day advances, 20% interest for a used car to a subprime bower, are loans worth losing. There is a reason we have rentals and my business. Like Jack Nicholson said, “You need us on that wall, you want us on that wall.” Good landlords are imperative to a strong city. Taking advantage of poor risk consumers by putting them in homes and subprime mortgages they can’t afford is a deplorable practice by these entities.
Finally, there has to be a sense of urgency to getting the budget balanced. Period. Our Representatives are too dense to understand what is happening in International Markets and too focused on destroying the opposing party for short term ideological supremacy. If they understood the peril of confidence the world has in our monetary system we would be at the table working on cutting spending right now. We must reestablish confidence in America to preserve the financial power of this country to enable the government to provide what we need (see preamble) at home. Short term economic stimulus by devaluing the dollar at the cost of long term financial credibility is a dangerous game that I don’t believe in.
The ironic piece of Big Banks is that Tea Partiers (the very few who understand the system) and Liberals (the very few that understand the system) can agree on the dysfunction of big banking because it hurts the poor, progress of the economy is slowed, and most importantly the Constitution is violated. Do we believe liberty will grow, the Constitution will be observed, and change will come with allegiance to Wall Street’s centralized control of the banking system? I don’t.
If Rand Paul knew that Ben was fundraising with Big Banks he may change his mind on the endorsement. If liberty minded Nebraskans understood the ramifications of Big Bank allegiance and damages to personal liberty they would change their mind.
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”
– Thomas Jefferson
“Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce.”
– President Garfield
“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.”
– James Madison
I promise you that a Constitutional revival is not possible with an observance of Big Banking interests. Ben will convince you that Big Government and Obama spending is the biggest issue of the day. It is not. The reality is this issue is only a subset issue of a larger problem known as an unchecked monetary supply that enables Republicans (Democrat light) and Democrats to overspend on dominant world-wide influence and power (Read Article 1 and Section 8 on length of time for raising armies abroad) and/or “Great Society” programs that were both not sanctioned by the Constitution of the people. Stopping both forms of overspending starts with taking away the keys to monetary volume from the Central Bank and returning the power of creating money to Congress.
Rand, wake up and understand the allegiance to Big Banks you are endorsing. You need me in the Senate to join you as a conservative speaking out against the abuses to the economy, our government and people that Big Banks facilitate.
Hopefully, Ben gets the message from Rand that partnering with these entities is bad news for the people. Rand has the right view on Big Banks, Ben does not. Let’s get that answer right for the well-being of all our people. I will continue to be a card carrying conservative capitalist. However, my ideology, like Rand’s, has no room for allegiance to Big Banks in legislation. As a last point the American who believes these largest banks are loyal to America need to understand they are not. They view themselves as “World Citizens”. Their businesses are International and most (not all) frankly show no loyalty to this country (unless it makes them money or protects their assets/interests in courts of law or Washington). They are loyal to their bank account over this country and need to be approached accordingly.
Actions speak louder than words. Meeting with Big Bank lobbyists doesn’t pass the smell test. I respectfully request that you clarify your relationship and positions with these entities Ben. Nebraska deserves honesty on the partnerships you are in and the policies you are obliged to pull for the dominant donor base of your party. Nebraska has a second conservative choice that believes in allegiance to Nebraska over Wall Street. Economic progress, justice for all citizens, and observance of the Constitution is needed. Conservative Populism is here and loyalty to donor bases that control the supposed “Conservative” Republican Party need to be dealt with. Please Support Todd Watson for US Senate (Nebraska) today.
December 19, 2013
These are the results of the past decade with both parties in control at different times.
Lower real median incomes over the decades, skyrocketing debt, and 9% approval ratings. Again, why on earth are you looking to practice the same song and dance again? Our approach to voting and government needs to change!
Vote Watson for United States Senate!