Commentary - 01/16/2008

CBO Solutions To Save Our Economy

I discovered this 35 page pamphlet while perusing a blog put up by the author of my son's Principle of Economics book. The author happens to have been a past chairman of Bush's Council of Economic Advisors (2003-2005). Strike #1. He also teaches at Harvard. Strike #2. He says that he's sold over a million copies of his textbooks. Strike #3. No wonder our economy is in such horrible shape. But there's little I can do, except let the boy finish the class. Then I'll set him straight. I know he's going to be upset, but he's also taking business law, so perhaps he can sue for a refund of part of his tuition.

Anyway, the blogger was discussing one of CBO's proposals of helping our economy by increasing FOOD STAMPS. In fairness, the blogger was surprised to see that too. This document, put out by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), is titled Options for Responding to Short-Term Economic Weakness. It seems to have been made available yesterday, on the 15th.

The point I want to make is that nowhere in this document does it suggest that those in high positions of government and the financial industry (which is supposed to be overseen by the government) STOP lying to, stealing from, and the eventual murder of the citizens of our country. A slow death, caused by being unable to afford the food, clothing and shelter necessary to sustain one's life, is still murder. Especially when one had saved for the winter of their lives, only to have it stolen from them. Not at gun point, but secretly pilfered from them almost daily.

Most people currently receiving assistance would NOT need assistance if those in high office of government and absentee-controlled corporations didn't lie and steal from them in the first place. This nonsense has interfered with the free flow of trade between people, so much so that many people cannot support themselves.

This theft has occurred by several means, but all are caused by broken promises. One example are pension funds that either no longer exist, or are now unable to pay back at least the buying power of the money that was put into it. The pension funds were SOLD promises the sellers knowingly knew could never be kept. Another example is inflation, used to steal peoples' money right out of their bank account. Yes, the dollar "amount" is still there, but the buying power is long gone. That's what is happening to social security, too.

Another example is forcing people off their jobs in great numbers. Decisions previously made to sneak their jobs off to foreign lands has left thousands with no way to trade their labor for food, clothing and shelter. There was even a book published in 1938, The Promises That Men Live By, that illustrates that when these promises are broken, men die. NOTE: There's a book review from the March 28, 1938 TIME magazine, titled "Easy Economics."

These things happen because people have been lied to [by omission] about REAL economics. It seems that when the baby boomers started going to school, the opportunity to start changing the way people were taught presented itself. New schools had to be built to accommodate the population explosion; new teachers had to be trained to teach. The mis-information was knowingly taught through religion, education and government.

It even had a name: The Ultimate Revolution. It was presented and discussed by Aldous Huxley in 1962! That's when I was in high school. This transcript, available here at the moment, has a chilling statement which I'll reproduce here:

"It seems to me that the nature of the ultimate revolution with which we are now faced is precisely this: That we are in process of developing a whole series of techniques which will enable the controlling oligarchy who have always existed and presumably will always exist to get people to love their servitude."
The "controlling oligarchy," to which Huxley refers, IS "The Great Red Dragon". They expect us "to love our servitude." I don't think so! But perhaps:

Sometimes The Dragon Wins

2008 by Edward Ulysses Cate
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