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Obama trumps out the SBA and says that if the government is shut down, folks who need small business loans won't get them and jobs won't be created.
Although the influence powerhouses that line Washington's K Street are just a few miles from the U.S. Capitol building, the most direct path between the two doesn't necessarily involve public transportation. Instead, it's through a door—a revolving door that shuffles former federal employees into jobs as lobbyists, consultants and strategists just as the door pulls former hired guns into government careers. While officials in the executive branch, Congress and senior congressional staffers spin in and out of the private and public sectors, so too does privilege, power, access and, of course, money.
... I expect to see every true blooded American to rise up and take care of the sck and the elderly. Something we should aleady be doing, but with the federal sugar daddy taking care, why bother. . . right?
Lets show government that their threats are worthless. Lets show government that WE DON'T NEED THEM.
Originally posted by poet1b
If I am not mistaken, in a budget shutdown, the Executive branch decides where the money goes. Congress doesn't run the country, they only make the laws. Obama gets to call the shots. And he could always call this a national emergency. What is absolutely essential could fall under a very big umbrella.
Certain things must be funded, like our troops in the field, that should be a number one concern, and all troops overseas. That will be first priority.
Then absolutely essential government functions, military that supports overseas operations and protects our borders, base security, minimum crews at all agencies, stations that monitor things like weather, fire protection, people tracking satellites, secret service in the field and the people who support them, essentials to keep critical facilities running.
Then SS and Medicare
And everything else is up to be shutdown, and that include interest on the debt
IMO, cut interest payments first, and all debt obligations. Why should we keep paying the bankers after what they have done to this country.
Big media keeps yelling about default, I say give em what they want.
Then cut the least important government functions and work your way up.
How long can this shutdown last? At this point in time, it seems there will never be any agreement, and once the fertilizer hits the fan, they might even get entrenched deeper.
Maybe they need to start considering a rapid withdraw from the middle east, and then other bases around the planet.
And what is this going to do to the state budgets?
Personally, I see no reason future generations should be straddled with the huge debts created over the last thirty years.
Bring on the default.
BURN BABY BURN!!!
It's invariably a case of "follow the money", There's also an ever increasing number of "revolving door" lobbyists.
“President Obama made history Tuesday when he signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act into law.
This historic event establishes the first major reform of food oversight at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 1938...[No Barbara the last major reform was in 1996 and it was called HACCP cv]
This new law is the first step moving us toward such a system, as described in a recent National Academy of Sciences report which I co-authored.
Specifically, the law will require FDA, as well as food processors and producers, to identify areas of risk so that preventive measures can be developed and implemented. [description of HACCP cv] It requires FDA to inspect the facilities under its jurisdiction more frequently (every 5-7 years instead of every 8-10 years), and has provisions to improve food trace-back systems and foodborne illness surveillance efforts....” www.huffingtonpost.com...
...Then, in spring 2008, prices just as mysteriously fell back to their previous level. Jean Ziegler, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, calls it “a silent mass murder”, entirely due to “man-made actions.” Through the 1990s, Goldman Sachs and others lobbied hard and the regulations [controlling agricultural futures contracts] were abolished. Suddenly, these contracts were turned into “derivatives” that could be bought and sold among traders who had nothing to do with agriculture. A market in “food speculation” was born. The speculators drove the price through the roof....” www.independent.co.uk...
...Today three companies, Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill, and Bunge control the world’s grain trade. Chemical giant Monsanto controls three-fifths of seed production. Unsurprisingly, in the last quarter of 2007, even as the world food crisis was breaking, Archer Daniels Midland’s profits jumped 20%, Monsanto 45%, and Cargill 60%. Recent speculation with food commodities has created another dangerous “boom.” After buying up grains and grain futures, traders are hoarding, withholding stocks and further inflating prices....” www.globalissues.org...
SEC. 404. COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS.
Nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or any other treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party.
The harmonization of laws, regulations and standards between and among trading partners requires intense, complex, time-consuming negotiations by CFSAN officials. Harmonization must simultaneously facilitate international trade and promote mutual understanding, while protecting national interests and establish a basis to resolve food issues on sound scientific evidence in an objective atmosphere. Failure to reach a consistent, harmonized set of laws, regulations and standards within the freetrade agreements and the World Trade Organization Agreements can result in considerable economic repercussions....
Ignorance about the law’s broad reach (and how it will be construed by the courts) has thwarted opposition to the bill, which will likely pass Congress. For example, a newspaper claims the bill “doesn’t regulate home gardens.” The newspaper probably assumed that was true because the bill, like most federal laws, only purports to reach activities that affect “interstate commerce.” To an uninformed layperson or journalist, that “sounds as if it might not reach local and mom-and-pop operators at all.” (The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, has sought to forestall opposition to her bill by falsely claiming that that “the Constitution’s commerce clause prevents the federal government from regulating commerce that doesn’t cross state lines.”)
But lawyers familiar with our capricious legal system know better. The Supreme Court ruled in Wickard v. Filburn (1942) that even home gardens (in that case, a farmer’s growing wheat for his own consumption) are subject to federal laws that regulate interstate commerce.Economists and scholars have criticized this decision, but it continues to be cited and followed in Supreme Court rulings, such as those applying federal anti-drug laws to consumption of even home-grown medical marijuana. Indeed, many court decisions allow Congress to define as “interstate commerce” even non-commercial conduct that doesn’t cross state lines — something directly at odds with Rep. DeLauro’s claims. www.examiner.com...
An Example is the "farm Wars" which shows just how complex the Elites plans can be. Nicole Johnson's great article shows the plans go all the way back to 1942!
Food & Water Watch had a really great article on the USDA/FDA corporate Ag Cartel connections. Unfortunately the article was wiped from the internet when the Rosa Delauro/Monsanto connection became known during the fight to defeat HR-875. Maude Barlow a “no dog in this fight” Canadian, is a director of both Food & Water Watch and Organic Consumers Assoc. She was handsomely rewarded for selling the US consumer out with an appointment as New Senior Advisor to the UN president on October 21, 2008.
Wow I am shocked that you can make such a rational post yet still try and push communism as being a free market elsewhere... There is nothing you said in this post that I disagree with. Any way I'll give credit where credit is due and say Good Post! Star for you.
Originally posted by wardk28
I would love to see a Ron Paul/ Herman Caine presidential ticket. The more I learn about the Fair Tax the more I love it. You know they have to be the right choice because neither one of them get any love from the MSM.
Originally posted by crimvelvet
If my neighbors and I get together and swap eggs, milk veggies and lambs then that is a "Free Market" The buyer and seller agree on the relative values of the different foods (labor) and swap.
With the "Free Trade Agreements" the central bankers set the relative values of various currencies and the Corporations set the wages they will pay in one currency and the prices for the goods in another currency.
To make sure they have plenty of customers and plenty of cheap labor the bankers/corporate cartels embarked on a decades long program to intentionally BANKRUPTED farmers and destroyed local economies thereby driving potential cheap labor into the cities. On top of that the added over regulation of small business.
THIS IS A CAPTIVE not a FREE MARKET! People are boxed into one choice, work and buy from the "company" the only difference is instead of one "company" it is an interlocking set of cartels other wise known as the World Trade Organization. It is nothing more than the new improved version of the "company store" of the Robber Baron era.
edit on 24-7-2011 by crimvelvet because: correct spelling