The United States of Decline


The United States of Decline America unravels at an increasingly dizzying pace.

By Deroy Murdock, a fellow at the Hoover Institution in Stanford University
National Review
Feb. 17, 2014

America is unraveling at a stunning speed and to a staggering degree. This decline is breathtaking, and the prognosis is dim.

For starters, Obama now rules by decree. Reportedly for the 27th time, he has changed the rules of Obamacare singlehandedly, with neither congressional approval nor even ceremonial resolutions to limit his actions. Obama needs no such frivolities.

“That’s the good thing about being president,” Obama joked on February 10. “I can do whatever I want.” In an especially bitter irony, Obama uttered these despicable words while guiding French president François Hollande through Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson — a key architect of America’s foundation of limited government.

That very day, Obama decreed that the Obamacare mandate for employers with 50 to 99 workers would be postponed until 2016 (beyond an earlier extension to 2015), well past the November 2014 midterm elections. This eases the pressure on Democrats, whose campaigns would suffer if voters saw their company health plans canceled due to Obamacare’s unnecessary, expensive, mandatory benefits — e.g. maternity coverage for men.

So, by fiat, Obama has postponed the employer mandate. When Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) effectively tried to do this through legislation last fall, Democrats virtually lassoed and branded him.

Also by decree last week, Obama decided unilaterally to soften political-asylum rules. Refugees and other immigrants who provide terrorists “limited material support” now can come to America. So what if someone merely clothed and fed Mohamed Atta or Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? After all, garments and meals don’t blow up. Welcome to America, Mustafa!

Meanwhile, the Justice Department is working hard to revoke the asylum of and deport the Romeikes. This evangelical-Christian family was granted refuge in America to escape prosecution for homeschooling their children, which German law forbids.

So, Obama believes, those who are only somewhat helpful to deadly, anti-U.S. terrorists may become Americans, while religiously oppressed homeschoolers who face prison should get the hell out.

The transparent electoral motive that fuels so many of Obama’s executive orders seems unprecedented. The tone is also brand new. Obama’s predecessors have signed executive orders and, more or less, left it at that. But Obama pounds his chest as he does so. As he told Congress at last month’s State of the Union address: “America does not stand still — and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

While appalled Republicans sat on their hands, Democrats stood up and shouted like equatorial, rubber-stamp parliamentarians: “Hooray! We are irrelevant!”

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Meanwhile, as the American Enterprise Institute’s Marc Thiessen wrote in the February 10 Washington Post, new Congressional Budget Office figures show that Obamacare will reduce U.S. incomes by $70 billion annually between 2017 and 2024. The CBO also estimated that by 2021, Obamacare’s disincentives to hire and incentives not to work would slash labor hours by the equivalent of 2.3 million jobs.

Rather than dispute these figures, key Democrats embraced them.

“We want people to have the freedom to be a writer, to be a photographer, to make music, to paint,” said House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California. She added that “people would no longer be job-locked by their [health] policies, but have the freedom to follow their passion.” smiley-shocked028

So, rather than expand economic growth and jobs, Democrats applaud as Americans stop working — to do watercolors, draft poetry, and take naps — while exhausted taxpayers foot the bill.

Clearly unafraid of Obama, Iranian warships for the first time are steaming toward America’s Atlantic maritime borders. Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps navy commander Ali Fadayi said, “The Americans can sense by all means how their warships will be sunk with 5,000 crews and forces in combat against Iran and how they should find its hulk in the depths of the sea.” Tehran last week also aired fantasy videos of drones blasting a U.S. warship and bombing Tel Aviv. This is how Iran behaves while it negotiates with U.S. diplomats over “peaceful” uranium enrichment?

Nearby, embattled Syrians flee the city of Homs while they and their United Nations protectors dodge incoming mortar shells. This sorry spectacle has exposed Obama’s Syrian policy as a miserable flop. According to GOP senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Secretary of State John Kerry privately conceded to them that Obama’s approach in Syria has failed.

America liberated Afghanistan from a regime that hosted al-Qaeda, banned kites and recorded music, and built a bridge to the seventh century. And what thanks does the U.S. get? Over American objections, Afghan president Hamid Karzai last week released 65 Taliban warriors from Bagram prison, where they were being held on suspicion of killing American troops, murdering Afghan civilians, deploying roadside bombs, and otherwise perpetrating mayhem. When U.S. officials complained that these killers could return to the fight — as have other Taliban thugs, once freed — Karzai exploded: “If the Afghan judicial authorities decide to release a prisoner, it is of no concern to the U.S. I hope that the U.S. will stop harassing Afghanistan’s procedures and judicial authority, and I hope the U.S. will now begin to respect Afghan sovereignty.”

For these and many other reasons, Democrats are fleeing Obama.

“I don’t care to have him campaign for me,” said Senator Mark Begich (D., Alaska). (Sure Mark ,until you are voted in for another term and then back to the progressive rubber stamp)

A reelection ad for Representative Joe Garcia (D., Fla.) boasts that “he voted to let you keep your existing health plan, and he took the White House to task for the disastrous healthcare website.” (Another one who will vote with the looters in the white house)

“He [Obama] is hurting the Democratic brand right now,” veteran Democratic campaign strategist Joe Trippi told Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly on February 12. “The Obamacare snafus, his approval rating is declining, and his credibility problems all drag the Democratic brand down.”

(What Brand !!! members are saying?                     We are almost done taking control of every part of government and business so that everyone must agree to do what is best for everyone else. People just need to be re-educated to understand that Socialist policies are for their own good”) jj

Rather than resist an increasingly weak — yet ever more assertive — Obama, GOP congressional leaders hand him whatever he wants. Thus, House speaker John Boehner and Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell of Kentucky pushed through a $1.012 trillion budget with, at best, minuscule and illusory spending cuts. A $956 billion farm bill includes $3 million to promote Christmas trees (who on Earth would buy them without federal assistance?), $100 million for maple-syrup market research, and $170 million for catfish protectionism. Boehner and McConnell sent Obama this gift-wrapped monstrosity, which was $56 billion higher than Obamacare’s original price tag. And in exchange, Obama gave them . . . zippo!

On February 12, Boehner and McConnell helped send Obama a measure to suspend the debt limit until March 15, 2015. (The debt ceiling was not raised from $17.2 trillion to a higher level; it simply was removed. The gas pedal remains in Obama’s Little Red Cor-debt, but the brakes are gone.) This passed the GOP House with Boehner and only 27 Republicans voting yes. The other 194 votes were from Democrats. When McConnell surrendered on cloture, 11 other Republican senators helped Democrats advance their dirty work. The debt ceiling is now a debt sunroof.

And what did Washington’s top two Republicans get for giving Obama 13 months to shop till America drops? Nothing! No repeal of Obamacare’s $47 billion bailout of health insurers. No approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. No termination of the cure-killing medical-device tax. No votes on these matters, which would have forced Democrats to choose. This could have helped Republican candidates in November.

Steely resolve could stymie the unpopular and untrustworthy Obama. Sadly, Boehner, McConnell, and other GOP leaders are as firm as foil.

Republicans are giving up because they know that winning is impossible when their leaders are determined to lose,” the Senate Conservatives Fund stated. “These leaders have telegraphed weakness to the Democrats and sabotaged conservative efforts so many times that Republicans now have no leverage.” The group concluded: “John Boehner must be replaced as Speaker of the House. . . . Unless we install a new leader who will actually go on offense, Democrats will never fear us and we will never have any leverage.”

Also, Earth’s sole superpower is sagging where it should be No. 1. America has slouched to No. 12 on the 2014 Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal Index of Economic Freedom.

“Now considered only a ‘mostly free’ economy, the U.S. has earned the dubious distinction of having recorded one of the longest sustained declines in economic freedom, second only to Argentina, of any country in the [20-year] history of the Index,” the report states. “The U.S. is the only country to have recorded a loss of economic freedom each of the past seven years.”

Regarding graft, America has stayed stable in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. Unfortunately, and as recently as 2013, the U.S. has remained Earth’s 19th most honest country.

Thanks, in part, to Team Obama’s surveillance of journalists from Fox News Channel and the Associated Press, America tumbled 13 spots down Reporters Without Borders’ 2014 World Press Freedom Index. The U.S. dropped this year from No. 33 to No. 46. Hence, 45 nations now have freer journalists than does America. RWB calls America “satisfactory” rather than the top-rated “good.” As the report states: “Amid an all-out hunt for leaks and sources, 2013 will also be the year of the Associated Press scandal, which came to light when the Department of Justice acknowledged that it had seized the news agency’s phone records.”

America is a total mess.

The Land of the Free is governed by an out-of-control egomaniac, neither bolstered by managerial competence nor hindered by the legislature’s institutional prerogatives. In the Home of the Brave, half of Congress cheers Obama’s unconstitutional behavior, while the other half grumbles and then meekly carpet-bombs his path with white flags.

The American people have been betrayed — both by Obama and the Democrats, whose lust for control intensifies daily, and by Republican leaders in Washington, whose cowardice and defeatism have turned their guts and spines into tapioca.

America, as Paul Simon sings, is slip-slidin’ away. And the worst part hasn’t happened yet.

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Obama’s Radioactive Agenda

My work here is done

My work here is done

by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) chairman of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee

In June, President Barack Obama traveled to Europe to announce significant changes to U.S. defense policies and planning. Before a small crowd of Berliners, the president attempted to give new momentum to his push for a world without nuclear weapons, saying, “peace and justice means pursuing the security of a world without nuclear weapons.”This is an oft-repeated theme for the president, who spun a similar tale in Prague in 2009—never mind the peace and security the world has enjoyed since nuclear weapons made war between the great powers of the world almost unthinkable.

Unfortunately for the American people and their allies, the president and his supporters in the Western disarmament crowd are pursuing policies that are at odds with the world as it is.

Such disconnects have been seen before in our history; President Ronald Reagan said in 1982 at the ceremony for the recommissioning of the USS New Jersey, “The Soviet Union has met us halfway on the zero option. They’ve agreed to zero on our part.” While the president and his allies in the disarmament movement have embraced the idea of disarmament, virtually every other power is racing in the opposite direction.

At the end of October, Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a massive exercise of Russia’s nuclear forces involving launches of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles and simultaneous use of Russia’s missile defense systems—the very kind Russia objects to when the United States proposes to build them.

The exercise was followed up with Russian nuclear bombers dispatched to Nicaragua from Venezuela—perhaps the first time in history this has occurred, according to the Congressional Research Service.

To the east, the People’s Republic of China took the unusual step of announcing on state-run media using glossy color maps that, with the deployment of China’s first sea-based ballistic missiles and ballistic missile submarines, the country could hold at risk greater numbers of America’s citizens. These same maps have now been removed from Chinese websites, but the communist regime’s chilling message was certainly understood by America’s Pacific allies, if not its president.

Pakistan recently conducted a test of its new nuclear ballistic missile, the NASR. It’s clear that India and Pakistan are racing to build up nuclear forces in South Asia that will soon make one of these states the fifth-ranking nuclear power in the world, ahead of Britain.

Saudi Arabia is increasingly sending signals that its long-known investments in Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program may indeed be a down payment on such a capability for the kingdom. The Saudis worry that the lure of a deal with Iran—any deal, no matter how bad and unenforceable—may prove irresistible to President Obama. Saudi Arabia can’t be assured when France’s socialist president proves more reliable than America’s.

While one would hope Obama would recognize that he is alone in his quest for nuclear disarmament

, far more important is it that the president adopts policies to counter these rising threats.

First and most important, the president must stop holding the men and women of the U.S. military and the defense budget hostage to his insatiable demand for tax increases and domestic discretionary spending. The poorly managed reductions at the Pentagon are causing severe threats to our military’s readiness at a time when the world is clearly not getting any safer.

Second, the president must stop the devastating and arbitrary budget cuts he has imposed since 2009. When President Obama came into office, for example, one of his first courses of action was to slash the missile defense budget, from nearly $10 billion to such an extent that, in fiscal year 2014, if sequestration occurs, it will be close to $6 billion. In fiscal year 2010 alone, well before the Budget Control Act was passed, he cut the Missile Defense Agency’s budget by almost 20 percent. In total, the president has allowed cuts to our missile defenses of nearly 40 percent at a time when the ballistic missile threat to the United States is rapidly rising. That’s simply irresponsible.

Third, the president must take steps to ensure the United States is prepared to deal with a Chinese submarine-based deterrent. Upon deployment, China will have no experience with command-and-control of nuclear forces on submarines, with all of the unique and challenging problems they pose. This isn’t just a concern about the Mandarin-language version of “The Hunt for Red October”; it’s a worry that long possessed us during the Cold War.

. We must dust off our plans and capabilities to deal with this today—in this case with communist China.

During his confirmation hearings to become secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel said, “What has kept the peace since World War II has been America’s nuclear weapons.” This was a significant statement for a one-time supporter of the Global Zero fantasy. Perhaps he’s had the chance to tell the president why he changed his mind. If so, I hope the president was paying attention … after all, this is America’s security, and not a website.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) is chairman of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee.

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Washington and Beijing gut the U.S. dollar

by Larry Edelson
Wise men have predicted Two hundred years ago, Napoleon warned, “When China wakes, it will shake the world.” Truer words were never spoken.
China has awakened. And now, it’s about to shake the world to its foundations — starting with the United States.
The Shanghai World Financial Center. Is the tallest skyscraper in China — 101 floors. It took 11 years to complete.It houses the Shanghai Futures Exchange and Stock Exchange. It is also home to China’s largest banks, insurance companies and its financial ratings agencies. It is much more than just an office building.
It is also ground zero for the single greatest economic triumph in China’s history.

But for Americans, it’s about to become an icon; the symbol of the most catastrophic event in our nation’s financial history …
An event that will render everything you think you know about our governmentit is by far, the most alarming warning.It is so disturbing, in fact, that most people who read this report will simply refuse to believe it. But, Ignoring this warning will have consequences — and those consequences will be catastrophic for millions of Americans.
At its core, though, is one of betrayal: The cruelest, most callous financial treachery in our nation’s 236-year history.It’s a story that’s so shocking, nobody in the U.S. media has dared report it:Uncovered is compelling evidence that the Chinese government is conspiring with Washington, D.C. to impoverish you and sentence your children and your grandchildren to lives of financial servitude.
Beijing and Washington are working together to bankrupt you.Everybody knows that China is on the move. Even despite the recent global slowdown — and despite what the naysayers may try to tell you — China’s economy is still growing more than seven times faster than America’s is.

But what most Americans do NOT know — what our media steadfastly refuses to admit — is that China is already so rich, it can now DICTATE economic policy to the world; even to the United States of America.
It’s hard to believe. Especially since many have been saying that China’s economic explosion is over.
But consider the shocking report that Yahoo Finance recently posted.

“The International Monetary Fund has just dropped a bombshell, and nobody noticed.
“For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the ‘Age of America’ will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China.”
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), by 2016, the United States will no longer be the world’s number one economic power.
According to the IMF, China will be richer than America in less than five years.
But according to the prestigious Peterson Institute — and based on data just published by the University of Pennsylvania — the IMF is wrong: The Chinese economy will NOT surpass America’s by 2016. Nor will it happen in 2017 or even in 2020, for that matter.

Peterson and the University of Pennsylvania say China is ALREADY the world’s #1 economicpower.
And the thing is, they proved it.
These two highly respected institutions just presented irrefutable proof that in real terms — when you adjust for the domestic purchasing power of respective currencies …
The U.S. economy produced goods and services valued at $14.6 trillion in 2010 …
But China’s Gross Domestic Product soared to $14.8 trillion.
China’s economy is already larger than America’s.
And what’s worse, the United States is falling farther behind every day:
According to the official figures from both Washington and Beijing, the U.S. economy grew about 1.7% in 2011.
China’s economy grew 9.2%.
That’s more than SEVEN AND ONE-HALF TIMES FASTER; fast enough to nearly DOUBLE the size of China’s already-massive economy once each decade.
Beijing has become so powerful, it can now dictate economic policy to the U.S.

The Beijing government has almost no debt …
But Washington has nearly $145 trillion in debt and obligations.
** China has $3.2 trillion in cash — and its cash reserves are growing ever larger, month after month …
** But Washington has almost no cash on hand and has to borrow nearly half of every dollar it spends — much of it is borrowed from China.
China’s total tax revenues are up nearly 30% from a year ago …
But Washington’s tax revenues are dramatically down due to the sluggish U.S. economy.
** The U.S. has about 160 million workers …
** China has 810 million workers — more than 5 times more than the United States.
97% of all Chinese workers are employed …
But 14 million U.S. workers are either unemployed or underemployed.
** In China’s urban areas, wages ROSE 7.6% in 2011 — and the increase was about double that in rural areas.
The investment facts are even more startling:
Securities valued at more than $6 trillion trade on Chinese exchanges every day and that number is growing by leaps and bounds.
China enjoys the largest foreign capital inflows of any nation on Earth, surpassing the United States as the world’s favorite place to invest.
China is now the world’s #1 mine operator … its #1 car maker … its #1 manufacturer … its #1 exporter.

You really have to see China to believe what’s happening.
Think New York and Beverly Hills were the world’s pinnacle for high-end shopping …
But here in Shanghai, the Nanjing Road shopping district puts them to shame. So does the New Shanghai Shopping City here in the Pudong financial district …
And these are only two of EIGHT massive, world-class, state-of-the-art shopping districts in this one city alone!
I once believed that Las Vegas topped the world when it came to luxury hotels and entertainment …But even Vegas’ biggest and best can’t hold a candle to the world’s largest hotels and casinos in Macau.
I thought that Palm Beach’s mansions and posh housing communities were the ultimate …
But they pale in comparison to the massive luxury housing developments and neighborhoods filled with extravagant Western-style mansions here.
Any way you look at it, China is already the nation on the way UP. While sadly, the U.S. is the nation on the way OUT.
The Program for International Student Assessment that ranked Chinese students #1 in the world. American students were ranked fourteenth.
China’s Tianhe-1A super computer is the fastest in the world, capable of processing more than 2.5 thousand trillion calculations per second.
***American technicians don’t even know how that kind of speed could be possible.

***And while the U.S. is winding down its space program, China is preparing to put a man on the moon!
And when you look at China’s military, the contrast between the two nations gets downright scary:
China has THE LARGEST ARMY IN THE WORLD — 2.2 million active-duty military personnel — 600,000 more than America has.
And while the U.S. is cutting its military expenditures, China has increased military spending every year for more than 20 years … and is still boosting it by an average of 11.8% per year.
China’s military is state-of-the-art: It just unveiled the J-20 — its first stealth fighter.
It also has spy satellites, modern battle tanks, aircraft carriers, nuclear attack submarines, cruise missiles, and more.
China’s nuclear arsenal is especially worrying: While the U.S. has been steadily reducing its stockpiles for nearly 30 years, China continues to build up its forces and is refusing to even begin talks on nuclear arms reduction.
In the size of its economy and economic growth … in science … in technology … in the scholarship of its students … in the growth of its military … in every conceivable area, China is ALREADY the world’s most dominant nation.
More importantly: Because of China’s newfound status as the world’s #1 super power, it is now ready, willing and able to DICTATE economic policy to the rest of the world … and that includes America.
And of course, there’s another reason why China is now in a position to dictate economic policy to the United States of America:

***Nearly 50% of every dollar Washington spends today is borrowed money — much of it borrowed from China.
Without the billions Beijing loans Washington, the entire U.S. government would go bust. Washington would become a virtual ghost town. Millions of Americans who count on government checks would be financially destroyed.
So you see, the entire world — including the United States — must bow to China’s superior economic power — the greatest the world has ever seen.
And at a recent economic conference, we were treated to images of our own president doing just that.
Nobody who watched that humiliating display on television had any doubt which man has the greater power; which man is in control.
And make no mistake: the Chinese know they’re in the driver’s seat. People’s Liberation Army Senior Colonel Liu Mingfu recently said, “To save itself, to save the world, China must prepare to become the world’s helmsman.”

Even though I live and work in Asia, I will remain an American citizen to my final breath. My mom, my sister, my brother and my three grown kids all live in the States. I want nothing but the best of everything for them and for my country.
Terrible things happen when we ignore reality.
The shocking part is that our own leaders in Washington, D.C. have become Beijing’s willing accomplices.
China has already begun to wage war against the dominance and value of the U.S. dollar … With the help of our leaders in Washington, D.C.!
For decades now, the U.S. dollar has been the world’s currency of choice. Most of the world’s central banks hold their reserves in U.S. dollars. Most international transactions have been settled in U.S. dollars.
That means there is always a high demand for dollars around the world — and as a result of that demand, the greenback has held its value more effectively than many other currencies have.
But since 2009, President Obama has spent more than $10.6 trillion, and run up trillion-dollar deficits year after year.
To fund Washington’s spending addiction, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has borrowed an estimated $4 trillion since 2009. And, Ben Bernanke — the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve — has created nearly $8 trillion out of thin air since 2009.
As a result, the value and the buying power of the dollar have already begun to plunge:
*Gasoline prices have shot the moon — you’re paying over 25% more than you paid just 24 months ago!
*The price for heating oil rocketed 29% in a recent 12-month period, sending home heating bills up more than 50% per month!
*Milk and cheese prices are up 18% and 15% respectively … the price of beef and veal used in restaurants is up 17% … coffee prices are up more than 20% … and egg prices have soared nearly 30%!
* And everywhere you look, you see “sticker shock” on health insurance … medicine and medical care … college tuition … airline tickets … and more.
As a result of this precipitous decline in the dollar’s buying power …France, India and many other countries …The U.N., the IMF and other international organizations …
Are ALL calling for the end of the dollar’s reign as the world’s reserve currency.
And even the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party says —“The world urgently needs to create a diversified currency and financial system and fair and just financial order that is not dependent on the United States.”

In fact, the U.S. dollar is already being abandoned by many countries and companies in favor of the Chinese currency — the yuan:
Investors can now buy yuan-denominated bonds in Hong Kong.
Caterpillar and McDonald’s recently financed their mainland China projects directly via yuan bond offerings instead of U.S. dollars.
And China’s trade with Russia, Vietnam and Thailand is now being settled in yuan instead of U.S. dollars.
Apple Computer is even accepting iTunes payments in yuan!
Now, China believes it’s time to make the supremacy of its currency — the yuan — OFFICIAL — by gutting the U.S. dollar. And our own leaders — President Obama, Treasury Secretary Geithner and Fed chief Bernanke — are obediently helping Beijing do just that!
The administration claims the “weak yuan” gives China an unfair trading advantage. It makes China’s products cheaper than ours on world markets.
So they’re demanding that China increase the yuan’s value in order to level the playing field for American exporters.
But anybody with even shred of common sense can instantly see the Obama administration’s claims are pure baloney.
Look: The average U.S. worker earns nearly 6.5 TIMES MORE than his or her Chinese counterpart.
Those sky-high labor costs are cooked into every product produced in America — and that’s what makes American products far more expensive than similar Chinese-made products. So even if Beijing DOUBLED or TRIPLED the value of the yuan, Chinese products would still sell for far less than U.S.-made products do: Boosting the yuan’s value would do little if anything to help U.S. exporters!
So why does Washington really want to jack up the value of the Chinese yuan? What’s the truth that Washington won’t tell you?
By RAISING the value of the Chinese yuan, Washington and China will automatically CRUSH the value of the U.S. dollar …
So Washington can repay its otherwise unpayable debts with cheaper dollars!
Look: The “official” U.S. national debt is now over $15 trillion — nearly three times more than the most indebted nations in Europe … COMBINED!
But when you add in the debts Washington owes to veterans, seniors and government pensioners, the total amount is nearly ten times more: A staggering $145 trillion.
That’s nearly TEN TIMES the total value of the goods and services the U.S. economy produces …
That’s far more debt than Washington can ever hope to pay.
In fact, Washington’s only hope of avoiding default is to destroy the value of its own currency, then pay its debts back with dollars that are only a shadow of their former selves.
Plus, with a weak dollar and strong Chinese yuan, China can buy up even more of our debt and protect the massive investment it has already made in America by helping Washington avoid default.
That’s a massive “win-win” for both Washington and Beijing:
Plus, a rising yuan will once and for all solve Beijing’s #1 economic problem: Rising domestic inflation. As the yuan’s buying power rises, price inflation in China will decline dramatically.

More importantly, as the yuan’s purchasing power explodes, China will also be able to lock up even more of the world’s supply of oil, coal, steel, copper, lumber and other natural resources … to take control of thousands more companies … and to extend its economic control throughout the world.

***But why lie about their intentions?
Because if they told the truth, there would be hell to pay.
Just imagine how voters would react if the president stepped before the microphones and said …
“My fellow Americans, we politicians have spent too much money and now, we can’t pay our debts.
“The only way to avoid default is to destroy the value of your money and then repay our debt with cheaper dollars.
“Of course, that means your cost of living will double and double again and most of you will be reduced to poverty …”
Telling the truth would be tantamount to political suicide.
Any way you look at it, this is treachery of the highest order: The U.S. dollar — and YOUR income, savings, investments and retirement — is being sacrificed on the altar of political expediency.
And while the insult to our national pride and patriotism will be painful, the personal toll will be excruciating.
The dollar’s demise will be catastrophic for everyone who earns, saves or invests dollars. The price you pay for food, electricity, gasoline and just about everything else will skyrocket.
Many Americans — particularly those on fixed incomes — will have to choose between buying medicine, paying the rent, or buying food.
Homelessness, hunger and hopelessness will be the everyday reality for millions of Americans.
Some will rightfully blame Washington for their misery. Others will blame Wall Street. Mass demonstrations and hunger marches will dominate the headlines.
Cities will burn.
When the dust settles, the United States will be little more than just another name on the long list of once-proud countries that squandered their wealth … that were ultimately driven to their knees and forced to submit to the nations that took their places.

***The vast majority of everyday Americans who read this will simply ignore these facts.Most people are in denial. The U.S. has been number one their entire lives. They’ve always assumed that would never change. They can’t accept the fact that we are no longer king of the hill. They simply change channels when CNN features former British Prime Minister Brown touting “a new global financial order,” describing this as a “decisive moment” for the world.And they choose not to even listen to Henry Kissinger — the man whose historic visits opened U.S. relations with China 41 years ago in 1971 — when he says we must accept a new global hierarchy with China in a dominant role.
China now controls vast mineral and food resources all around you: In Europe … Africa … the Middle East … South America … Canada … even Australia!
Already, China consumes 41% of the world’s copper … 41% of its nickel … 43% of its steel … 45% of its tin … 46% of its lead … nearly 47% of its zinc … and huge amounts of most other natural resources.

When China realized that they had been duped into buying worthless securitized loans which would never be repaid, they demanded the actual property instead.

A source in the Deutsche Bank claims that in 2008 our financial and monetary system completely collapsed and since that time the banking cartels have been “propping up the system” to make it appear as if everything was fine. In reality our stock market and monetary systems are fake; meaning that there is nothing holding them in place except the illusion that they have stabilized since the Stock Market Crash nearly 5 years ago.

The Deutsche Bank informant says that the cause for the bailout of the banks was a large sum of cash needed quickly to repay China who had purchased large quantities of mortgage-backed securities that went belly-up when the global scam was realized.** When China realized that they had been duped into buying worthless securitized loans which would never be repaid, they demanded the actual property instead. The Chinese were prepared to send their “people” to American shores to seize property as allocated to them through the securitized loan contracts.

To stave this off, the American taxpayers were coerced by former US Treasury Secretary Paulson.** During that incident, the US Senate was told emphatically that they had to approve a $700 million bailout or else martial law would be implemented immediately. That money was funneled through the Federal Reserve Bank and wired to China, as well as other countries that were demanding repayment for the fraudulent securitizations.

To further avert financial catastrophe, as well as more debt or property seizure threats by the Chinese, the Euro was imploded there by plunging most of the European countries into an insurmountable free-fall for which they were never intended to recover.

All the money that those banks claimed they needed to avert collapse was also sent to the Chinese to add to the trillions of dollars lost during the burst of the housing bubble on the global market.

The only saving grace has been the US dollar being the global reserve currency. However, now this prop is showing signs of wear as foreign nations like China, Russia, India and Iran are dealing in gold as currency and purchasing gold on the market at an exponential rate.

In 1970, Henry Kissinger made a deal with the Saudi Arabian government that American debt would be purchased in exchange for cheap oil. Since then Iran has taken control over the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) by their use of gold as currency which has threatened the direct value of the US dollar as the global reserve currency.

This scenario with Iran coupled with the massive leaps forward in US military presence on American streets and the emergence of FEMA camps across the nation pose an obvious turn of events and explains exactly why we are witnessing the silent implementation of martial law.

The war with Iran has to do with gold, its use as currency and its exposure of the central banking cartel’s lack of gold which defines a fiat currency’s worth. And right now, the US dollar is absolutely worthless.

Since this time, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in conjunction with FEMA and other federal agencies have been quickly working to set in place their directives of control under a silent martial law.

The Deutsche Bank informant says that the financial collapse that happened in 2008 will be realized here in America very soon. Once that happens, there must be full implementation of marital law to control the potential riots and control over citizens that will be desperate to feed their families.

The attacks of recent on the 2nd Amendment play a significant role in attempting “amicably” to remove the possibility of civilian retaliation against the US military’s presence throughout the nation.

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