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Must Reads For The Week 12/14/13

December 14, 2013
The pen is mightier than the sword...

The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

The 10 Worst Economic Predictions Ever, at zerohedge.com. Here’s the only prediction that is always true. Government interventions in the market do not produce as optimal an outcome for the most people than there would be if the market had been left unhampered.

David Stockman, “Valuation Has Lost Any Anchor To The Real World”, zerohedge.com. Short video of Stockman talking about what is stated about above, which is the Feds intervention into the market by electronically printing counterfeit money.

It’s Time To End America’s Century Of Central Bank Mismanagement, by Richard Ebeling, at economicpolicyjournal.com. I couldn’t agree more. For some heavy lifting read the full article here.

South Carolina Could Lead The Nation By Nullifying Obamacare, by Joshua Cook, at benswann.com. Getting rid of Obamacare can only happen from the bottom up, because the top down politicians are for it because it gives them more power over us.

Santelli & Stockman Blast “Festering Fiscal” Budget Deal “Betrayal”, at zerohedge.com. Short video telling the truth about the deficit deal. Politics comes first, addressing real problems isn’t a high priority.

A Public Safety Disaster: Obamacare Could Thousands Of Volunteer Fire Departments To Close, by David Martosko of the Daily Mail, at foxnews.com. Unintended consequences of trying to centrally plan something while there is still a free market in place.

David and Steph Teeterboard Training. How many injuries do you have to go through in order to get good at this?

Chicago vs. Houston In Four Charts, at zerohedge.com. Is there a correlation or causation related to these charts.

Major League Baseball Looks To Outlaw Collisions At Home Plate,by Ronald Bloom, at mdjonlin.com. Did MLB learn from watching the NFL deal with the concussion issue that they have to get out in front of this potential issue. Or do we just live in a low T society?

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The Republican Leadership Doesn’t Like Us.

December 12, 2013
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If you think Democrats and the Republican Leadership are on different sides of the aisle, think again. Both are upset with liberty minded groups because these groups are fighting the growth of Government. Both parties want to expand the size of Government which brings with it a corresponding increase of power. This expansion means the individual will have less freedom. When Government grows the individual shrinks. Here is a video of John Boehner getting upset at the very group of people who have helped keep his rear end in power.

Speaker Boehner said, “If you’re for more deficit reduction you are for this agreement.”

How serious are they at deficit reduction if all they can cut is $23 billion in ten years, with most of the cuts coming in the outer years of the budget (which never happens). The Government spends roughly $3.5 trillion a year. So they can only find $23 billion to cut out of the $35 trillion they will spend in ten years (and that’s if spending remains at $3.5 trillion a year). That’s $23, 000,000,000.00 out of $35,000,000,000,000.00,  or 23 dollars out of every 35,000 dollars, or 2 dollars and 30 cents out of every 3 thousand 5 hundred dollars, or 23 cents out of every 3 hundred 50 dollars, or 2.3 cents out of every 35 dollars. Two pennies out of every thirty-five dollars! Are you kidding me? You wouldn’t even waste the time picking up two pennies if they fell out of your pocket. I guess it all depends on what the meaning of the word “more” is, if this is “more” deficit reduction.

The republicans are not serious about reducing Government, they’re only interested in stopping a potential Government shutdown from happening when the present continuing resolution expires. They think a shutdown will hurt their electoral chances in 2014. Both parties battle each other politically in order to gain control of Government power. The minority party has some limited power in order to be a counter weight against the majority party, but remember, both have power over you. Both parties have power to force you to do things you may not want to do. Every individual and group of individuals who work to roll back the power of Government, are an enemy of not just the democrat party, but also the republican party establishment. This is why both parties are trying to attack the credibility of liberty minded groups, tea party groups, small L libertarians, and any politician who is backed by these groups. But don’t be afraid of their attacks. They attack us because they fear us, and they fear us because they don’t control us. If people like us washed our hands of the republican party, they could never regain the majority position.

Related ArticleLet’s Think About The Shutdown, The Debt Ceiling And Obamacare, at austrianaddict.com.

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