The State of Obama’s Union

The Freeman
by Sheldon Richman


If we don’t get the analysis right, we won’t get the response right. Despite what some popular right-wing talk-show hosts claim, Obama is not pushing Marxism, revolutionary or otherwise. The threat is not from socialism in the sense of State ownership of the means of production, much less a proletarian uprising. Rather, he’s pushing good old American progressive-corporate elitism, or corporatism. (Some would simply call it capitalism.) It is anti-free market, but not anti-business...

The inalienable right to secede

by Scott Lazarowitz


During the time of President Obama’s State of the Union address, it was noted that HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan was Obama’s ‘Designated Survivor.’ This is a perfect example of how a government-monopolized defense system is actually a threat to the security of all Americans. If a catastrophe occurs in Washington, panic and vulnerability would spread across America, a result of an entire population compelled by force to be dependent on a centralized authority for their protection. Another catastrophe is the economic one that Americans have been suffering, due to the federal government’s monopoly in the production and distribution of money, thanks to President Abraham Lincoln and his War on Independence...

Obama 2.0: The ultimate insider

Orange County Register
by Alan Bock


Beyond the feisty and sometimes almost conversational tone and the interesting impulse to keep on pushing for some version of Obamacare even though it appears to be mathematically impossible to get it done this year, several things about President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address seem worthy of note. The first is related to the decision to keep pushing significant steps likely to lead toward a more comprehensive government takeover of health care despite the obvious fact that the political climate on the issue has changed drastically against it...

By the way, free markets are free

Ludwig von Mises Institute
by George F. Smith


Having failed to learn what causes depressions and how to treat them when they arrive, our nation’s leaders are steering us straight into a monetary catastrophe. Predictably, the major media voices are clinging to the assurances of Keynesians, who see new wads of debt and paper money and conclude that the good times are ready to roll again; don’t pay any heed to the millions still looking for work. The free-lunch Keynesians even tell us how we got into the crisis and what saved us. Paul Krugman speaks for many when he blames market deregulation for the meltdown and hails the Fed’s printing press as our savior...

Tax-tax-tax, spend-spend-spend

TCS Daily
by Larry Kudlow


The day after President Obama’s State of the Union, Congress went ahead and passed a $1.9 trillion — that’s right, $1.9 trillion — increase in the federal government’s debt limit. Let me tell you why this bothers me. First, in order to avoid bankruptcy, it means future tax rates are going to have to go up. Second, Mr. Bernanke bought a lot of our debt in 2009. That brought down the dollar and hiked the gold price. So, has Washington set us up for major inflation in the years ahead?

Constitutional oaths and a plea to President Obama

Last Free Voice
by Rhys M. Blavier

At this point you are probably wondering why I have spent almost a thousand words just to tell you want the different United States federal oaths are. It is very simple. OATHS MATTER! Whether we pay attention to them or not, our Constitution requires them and many people take them, which means MANY people are BOUND by them. Now, as you read through them, you might have noticed that there is only one thing which they ALL have in common (aside from all being very short). I’ll give you a minute to look back through them in case you haven’t noticed it yet...

We the corporations? I don’t think so

Huffington Post
by Barbra Streisand


Our country’s Founding Fathers never intended for monarchs or the business establishment to rule our nation. No, the Founders of our country began the Constitution with the words, We the People of the United States … That sentiment was again expressed when President Lincoln in his famous Gettysburg Address said it simply but powerfully, that our government was of the people, by the people and for the people. Corporations are not people nor are they individual citizens...

Nostalgia for Bush/Cheney radicalism

by Glenn Greenwald


From indefinite detention and renditions to denial of habeas rights, from military commissions and secrecy obsessions to state secrets abuses, many of the defining Bush/Cheney policies continue unabated under its successor administration. Despite all that, there is substantial political pressure from all directions for Obama to reverse the very few decisions where he actually deviated from Bush/Cheney radicalism in these areas...

Crisis of the government party

Human Events
by Patrick J. Buchanan


Obama’s dilemma, evident in his State of the Union, is that the progressives, who were indispensable to his victories over Hillary, now feel betrayed, especially with apparent abandonment of health insurance reform, while conservative Democrats and independents, who were indispensable in giving Obama his November victory, are angry and alienated and disposed to vote Republican to stop what they see as America’s plunge into socialism. The non-negotiable demands of these two essential elements of Obama’s coalition are in irreconcilable conflict...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


America, Inc. Is Here. Get With The Program!

Let's abolish elections and instead, select our politicians by auction.

By Ernest Partridge

So let's get real! Let's simply acknowledge the obvious facts: that public offices serve private corporate interests, and that legislators' votes are bought and sold by bidders, politely referred to as "contributors." If this is the way things are let's bring the practice out into the open.


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