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benjamin_martin

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12 years ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent · 0 replies · +2 points

Fellow citizens if you have not heard of Tim Cox and GOOOH yet, please visit his site. He seems to have the plan that Glenn has been talking about. I just listened to him live in the Dayton, OH area and I think he is right on.

http://goooh.com/

12 years ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent · 0 replies · +2 points

I received this in an email. It does not need to apply only to the current president, since government has been doing this for some time:
Part 1
Once upon a time, I was invited to the White House for a private dinner with
the President.

I am a respected businessman, with a factory that produces memory chips for
computers and portable electronics. There was some talk that my industry was
being scrutinized by the administration, but I paid it no mind. I live in a
free country. There's nothing that the government can do to me if I've
broken no laws. My wealth was earned honestly, and an invitation to dinner
with an American President is an honor.

I checked my coat, was greeted by the Chief of Staff, and joined the
President in a yellow dining room. We sat across from each other at a table
draped in white linen. The Great Seal was embossed on the china. Uniformed
staff served our dinner.

The meal was served, and I was startled when my waiter suddenly reached out,
plucked a dinner roll off my plate, and began nibbling it as he walked back
to the kitchen.

"Sorry about that," said the President. "Andrew is very hungry."

"I don't appreciate..." I began, but as I looked into the calm brown eyes
across from me, I felt immediately guilty and petty. It was just a dinner
roll. "Of course," I concluded, and reached for my glass. Before I could,
however, another waiter reached forward, took the glass away and swallowed
the wine in a single gulp.

"And his brother Eric is very thirsty," said the President.

I didn't say anything. The President is testing my compassion, I thought. I
will play along. I don't want to seem unkind. My plate was whisked away
before I had tasted a bite.

"Eric's children are also quite hungry."

With a lurch, I crashed to the floor. My chair had been pulled out from
under me. I stood, brushing myself off angrily, and watched as it was
carried from the room.

"And their grandmother can't stand for long."

I excused myself, smiling outwardly, but inside feeling like a fool.
Obviously I had been invited to the White House to be sport for some game. I
reached for my coat, to find that it had been taken. I turned back to the
President.

"Their grandfather doesn't like the cold."
I wanted to shout - that was my coat! But again, I looked at the placid
smiling face of my host and decided I was being a poor sport. I spread my
hands helplessly and chuckled. Then I felt my hip pocket and realized my
wallet was gone. I excused myself and walked to a phone on an elegant side
table. I learned shortly that my credit cards had been maxed out, my bank
accounts emptied, my retirement and equity portfolios had vanished, and my
wife had been thrown out of our home. Apparently, the waiters and their
families were moving in. The President hadn't moved or spoken as I learned
all this, but finally I lowered the phone into its cradle and turned to face
him.

"Andrew's whole family has made bad financial decisions. They haven't
planned for retirement, and they need a house. They recently defaulted on a
sub-prime mortgage. I told them they could have your home. They need it more
than you do."

My hands were shaking. I felt faint. I stumbled back to the table and knelt
on the floor. The President cheerfully cut his meat, ate his steak and drank
his wine. I lowered my eyes and stared at the small grey circles on the
tablecloth that were water drops
.
"By the way," He added, "I have just signed an Executive Order nationalizing
your factories. I'm firing you as head of your business. I'll be operating
the firm now for the benefit of all mankind. There's a whole bunch of Eric’s
and Andrews out there and they can't come to you for jobs groveling like
beggars."

I looked up. The President dropped his spoon into the empty ramekin, which
had been his Crème Brule. He drained the last drops of his wine. As the
table was cleared, he lit a cigarette and leaned back in his chair. He
stared at me. I clung to the edge of the table as if it were a ledge and I
were a man hanging over an abyss. I thought of the years behind me, of the
life I had lived. The life I had earned with a lifetime of work, risk and
struggle. Why was I punished? How had I allowed it to be taken? What game
had I played and lost? I looked across the table and noticed with some
surprise that there was no game board between us.
What had I done wrong?

As if answering the unspoken thought, the President suddenly cocked his
head, locked his empty eyes to mine, and bared a million teeth, chuckling
wryly as he folded his hands.

"You should have stopped me at the dinner roll," he said.

13 years ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent through May 13th · 3 replies · +4 points

For those of you in the great state of Ohio, our state senate has taken a step in the write direction. Call, write, email, fax, whatever it takes to let them know to pass this. For those in others states, we need to push our state governments so that we can put a stop to the federal waste of taxpayer money and their power grabs. In the words of Glenn Beck, "We need to take away their toys"!

I can only post part of the bill due to size limitations, but please visit the link for the full text:

http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/res.cfm?ID=128...

"As Introduced

128th General Assembly
Regular Session
2009-2010
S. C. R. No. 13

Senators Grendell, Faber
Cosponsors: Senators Gibbs, Buehrer, Cates, Hughes, Schuler, Schuring

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
To claim sovereignty over certain powers pursuant to the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, to notify Congress to limit and end certain mandates, and to insist that federal legislation contravening the Tenth Amendment be prohibited or repealed.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF OHIO
(THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING):

WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people"; and

WHEREAS, The Tenth Amendment defines the total scope of federal power as being that specifically granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States and no more; and

WHEREAS, The scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment signifies that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and

WHEREAS, Today, in 2009, the states are often treated as agents of the federal government; and..."

13 years ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent through May 13th · 2 replies · +4 points

Fellow patriots:

I just received the following from Citibank, due to a student loan that I currently have with them:

"Thank you for the opportunity to help you obtain the education of your choice. As a student loan provider for the past 50 years, Citi has provided financial aid assistance to millions of students and parents nationwide.

Given the challenging economy and continued increases in the cost of higher education, it is critical that the U.S. student lending system serves the best interests of students and their families. If you believe that competition and choice among student loan providers is valuable, you have an opportunity to make your voice heard.

Why Get Involved?
The government budget outline proposes offering federal student loans solely through the federal government's Direct Lending Program starting July of next year. While this proposal will not impact a borrower's ability to obtain a federal student loan, it will eliminate your ability to choose a student loan provider. It will also substantially increase the national debt since each and every federally-insured student loan will be funded by the Federal Treasury through the issuance of treasury securities. This proposal impacts you as a citizen - both as a taxpayer and as a borrower.

Why Does Competition And Choice Matter?
Without private lender involvement through the Federal Family Education Loan Program, students and their families will not enjoy the benefits that competition has made possible for more than 40 years. This competition has provided not only a choice of lenders, but also innovative products and services, such as:
a variety of borrower benefits that lower your cost of borrowing
financial literacy programs that educate you on how to borrow responsibly
web-based tools and resources to advise you about your financing options
default prevention services to help you pay back your loans
Competition also has driven increased customer satisfaction as a result of the responsiveness, personal attention and on-campus support that student loan lenders have provided to borrowers and schools nationwide.

Make Your Voice Heard
If you value the ability to shop for, evaluate and choose your student loan provider, make your voice heard by contacting your Members of Congress and by signing one of the online petitions that support borrower choice and competition in federal student lending.

Sincerely,

The Student Loan Corporation"

The taxpayers have enough on their plate right now. I do not feel that we should be funding student loans also.