James Lee comments on Wealth Inequality…


bFrom JAMES LEE
Anderson Valley

“The easiest way to steal money from someone is for them to never know they had it in the first place.”

The Great Debt Scam aka The Biggest Lie

“Over the past weekend, Gov. Jerry Brown of California took to the safety of YouTube to reveal that the Golden State’s budget deficit is now $15.7 billion, far greater than the original $9.2 billion estimate in January. (CNN, May 15, 2012)”

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The Simple Truth

The State Government of California has $100′s of billions in liquid investments and assets, could easily pay off all of its debt tomorrow, and would have $100′s of billions left over.

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The Really Sad news is that a great scam has been perpetrated on the American people for decades by denying the existence of vast sums of money we have paid into our government systems and that the 99%’er’s have no idea this has/continues to occur.

The Great News is that we are not broke, not in the least!!! In fact, it is estimated that if just the CA government alone were to sell all the investment class assets it held, our debt would be eliminated and every resident would receive nearly $50,000. Think about that for a minute.

Big Government has taken money paid into the system (lotteries, pensions, health insurance, workmen’s comp., public utilities, etc.) and INVESTED it immediately as it came into its care and then passed laws making it illegal to use this invested money to balance our annual budgets….
…hence they can claim we are broke, when in fact every municipality, every city, every state has huge cache’s of investment funds available to pay down all of our debt…right now, today.

This, the Great Debt Scam, has been going on for decades. The talk about being broke allows, by law, only to use revenue income (income tax, sales tax, property tax, etc.) to balance our budgets and refuses to even acknowledge that assets in what they call ‘Comingled Funds’, that we the people have funded, can be made available to balance our annual budgets.
http://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/california-government-hides-billions-from-taxpayers/

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This is also why there is an estimated $32 Trillion in offshore tax avoidance accounts that the banksters and bureaucrats have scammed from our coffers by way of these investment funds through the charging of investment management fees, commissions, etc.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/22/super-rich-offshore-havens_n_1692608.html

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“It’s not built into the budget because investment earnings aren’t part of the budgetary process. It’s very clever. The problem is, it’s legal.”

This fact is clearly laid out in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report filed by every state, city and municipality, also known as the CAFR. Here is a short video to explain…

California alone owns over 5 million shares of Goldman Sachs, Bank America and JP Morgan, etc. as well as many, many other ‘investments’ with the banksters that they will not/cannot sell to cover our debt (because they made a law that says so!). Yet they tell us they will drastically cut school funding if we do not ‘vote’ for a tax increase, that we are broke and that it is all our faults because we are not spending as much or our property prices have been reduced, etc.. This is all a big fat lie.

Yet due to the locked at the hip relationship between the banksters and the politicians, these investment funds, that all of us have paid into over time, are not allowed by law to be sold to satisfy our debt load.

This is the Great Debt Scam of our lifetimes.

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Also, when last year it was ‘uncovered’ that they had ‘found’ $55 million in unused funds in the State Park Fund, there was actually $2.3 BILLION of investment fund monies that was disclosed by the San Jose Mercury News but quickly hushed up and buried, lest the sheeple catch onto the Big Debt Scam. (I had to search several sites to locate a website who had cached the article since it had been removed from the SJ Mercury.)
http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/07/ca-cafr-parks-dept-found-54-million-2-3-billion-more-now-found-full-600-billion-next.html

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Tens of billions was also ‘discovered’ in LA County funds while the county declared dire financial straits:
” The “County” of LA had a budgetary basis in 2007 of 17.5 billion dollars. From 2008 to 2011 the county of LA promoted how they were pulling in the belt and cutting back expenses. Stories of lack of funds flew through the news and political party streams. The realty of the situation was from 2007 to 2012 (five-years) LA County as seen in their CAFR increased their budgetary income from 17.5 billion to 25.8 billion dollars, an increase of 8.3 billion or a 47% increase as they promoted to the population they were in dire-straits and cutting back…..It does not take a genius to see the basics at work here per the local government of LA County’s wealth-base increase of annual income as the population is driven further into poverty.”
http://www.examiner.com/article/l-a-county-d-a-clarifies-fraud-not-a-crime-with-cafr-misrepresentation

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Every municipality, including Mendo Island, has filed annually its own CAFR and though we are told that our county is financially strapped, if one were to follow the formula below, they would most likely find ‘hidden’ investment funds that could be sold and used to fund many of our county social programs to feed the people, support our schools and raise the quality of lives in our community. Here’s how:
http://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/unmasking-the-cafr-scam-in-every-city-usa/
http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/retirement/reports.htm

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For a full overview to get well informed and aware of the massive fraud being perp’d on us all watch these:
Walter Burien’s The Biggest Game in Town

Cliff Richardson’s: Corporation Nation
http://thecorporationnation.com/

We’re not broke folks but we have to bone up on how and why the Great Debt Scam has been worked upon all and take back money that is rightfully ours to take care of our own. Only through understanding and breaking the illusion the government continually espouses that we are all broke and need to pay and pay and pay can we demand satisfaction, accountability and full disclosure as to the true nature of our city, county and state finances.

Please remember the golden rule for the wealthy elite 1% er’s:
It is easier to control people when they are indebted to you….and immensely more profitable as well!
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“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance — it is the illusion of knowledge.”
― Daniel J. Boorstin

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Wealthy Elite Now Want to Severely Cut Social Security Entitlements after Decades of All Paying into ‘The System’.

(Is it really just another odd coincidence that now, as the Baby Boomers are just going from paying into the system for several decades and are beginning to collect their entitled benefits, that the powers that shouldn’t be are slating to slash benefits because we are the problem that needs to be fixed?)

“With $85 billion across-the-board spending cuts, known as “the sequestration,” set to take effect this Friday, a new investigation reveals how billionaire investors, such as Peter Peterson, have helped reshaped the national debate on the economy, the debt and social spending. Between 2007 and 2011, Peterson personally contributed nearly $500 million to his Peter G. Peterson Foundation to push Congress to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — while providing tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. Peterson’s main platform has been the Campaign to Fix the Debt. While the campaign is portrayed as a citizen-led effort, critics say the campaign is a front for business groups. The campaign has direct ties to GE, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. Peterson is the former chair and CEO of Lehman Brothers and co-founder of the private equity firm, The Blackstone Group.

Pete Peterson has an unhealthy obsession with Social Security—and, you know, as a man who’s never actually going to really need it. But most Americans in fact do need Social Security. One of the things you see with the Pete Peterson organizations that he has seeded or created over time is this obsession with Social Security.

In fact, Social Security is solvent. It’s solvent for at least the next 20 years. It’s more solvent than you or I or probably anyone who’s watching this show. And yet they want to make sure that cuts to Social Security, changes to Social Security, the retirement age and the benefits, having those decrease over time as people age, is part of a so-called balanced deal or a package. That’s a terrible idea. And that’s part of the Pete Peterson legacy. ”

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/26/billionaires_for_austerity_with_cuts_looming#transcript

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“Persons dealing with the government are charged with knowing government statutes and regulations, and they assume the risk that government agents may exceed their authority and provide misinformation,” –Lavin v. Marsh, 644 F.2d 1378 (9th Cir. 1981), 644 F.2d, at 1383.

The Social Security Scam. Why All Must Pay Income Taxes

“You have been told that Social Security is an insurance program run by the federal government. You were led to believe that your income would be taxed at a certain rate for the cost of the program. Then in times of medical emergency or upon retirement you would be eligible for Social Security benefits. On the surface, this would seem to be an equitable arrangement.

But the federal government failed to fully inform you as to all of the other ramifications of applying for a Social Security number. For instance, did you know that you became a federal employee? Well, you did – specifically you became a member of the Merchant Marine. You also became an employee of a corporation that is involved with importing to and from the U.S. possessions. Another consideration is that if FICA is based upon a percentage of your earnings, then the government has somehow been granted the right to know the amount of your income and the sources of your income – this is not a hallmark of freedom. These statements and more will be evidenced by the actual federal statutes and regulations further on this page.

Like all great magicians, the federal government has you looking at the obvious while hiding the basis of the trick that the magician is performing right in front of your eyes.”

http://llstuler.wordpress.com/

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“Whatever the form in which the government functions, anyone entering into an arrangement with the government takes a risk of having accurately ascertained that he who purports to act for the government stays within the bounds of his authority, even though the agent himself may be unaware of the limitations upon his authority.” –Federal Crop Insurance v. Merrill, Supreme Court, 332 U.S. 380

The Global United Nations SSN Agenda ~

“Did you know that over 130 countries in the world now have a Social Security Insurance program?

Did you know that Social Security is run and regulated by the United Nations and its World Bank?

Have you ever heard of the International Social Security Association (ISSA)?

And did you know that the United States Social Security Administration has international treaties and agreements through the United Nations with other countries and their Social Security Systems?

Author’s note: It is important to note here that the original United States Social Security Act was not passed until 1935 – fully 8 years after the ISSA was founded through the League of Nations. Hopefully the impact of this realization is as astounding to you as it was to me.

The ISSA provides access to information, expert advice, business standards, practical guidelines and platforms for members to build and promote dynamic social security systems worldwide. The vision of dynamic social security provides a framework for the ISSA’s action.

Well, its all true… But before we get into that, let’s make sure we understand just what this Social program really means, being a United States Citizen with a Social Security Number.

It is so much more than you might think…

The IRS was created through the Social Security Act. Why?

The IRS was created through the Social Security Act August 14,1935 Title Vlll. Note the new Health Care Bill is run through Health and Human Services in Baltimore, Maryland not Washington D.C. as is the Social Security charitable trust. The people have contracted, with their signature, into a foreign jurisdiction outside of the protection of the Constitution.

It is the people that have walked away from the Constitution, unknowingly, of course. That’s why we can’t bring the Constitution into the courtroom. 14th amendment US (c)itizen debt slaves will NEVER win on issues of law in the courts as long as they’re in the SS trust.”

666!?!

“In TITLE 42 of U.S. CODE, entitled “THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE”, we can literally find the root of this evil MARK from the BEAST called SOCIAL SECURITY. Though TITLE 42 is not statutory law, but in actuality prima facie law (consent of the governed required), the implementation of that legal code is exactly what we’d expect from the beast as the Federal UNITED STATES corporation.

So let’s have a look at Section 666 of U.S.C. TITLE 42 “THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELLFARE”.

Section 666 of the Social Security Act requires every state (as federal insular possessions) to obtain a persons “NUMBER” that is attached to the “NAME” of that person before such things as a license to work, drive, marry, or any other State services (privileges – not rights) are granted; of which now include Federal grants and emoluments to the states as “revenue sharing” for promotion of this enslavement via the NUMBER. In other words, a natural born citizen of the united states of America cannot work in the Federal UNITED STATES jurisdictional territory (“The Federal United States”) without being marked by the Social Security number – the number of the beast.”

http://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/social-security-the-international-mark-of-the-beast/

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Registering all babies to get a SSN at Birth and into ‘The System’.
(Our government pays hospitals several hundred dollars to get babies registered at birth as well.)

“We now apply for Social Security numbers for our children shortly after they are born. Registering for a Social Security number for a newborn, while voluntary and free, is often necessary if you want to claim your child as a dependent on your income tax return, open a bank account or buy savings bonds in their name, obtain medical coverage, or apply for government services for your child. But this wasn’t always the case.

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 required that every dependent age five or older listed on a tax return have their own Social Security number, which led to a spike in demand for Social Security numbers for children at earlier ages. The Social Security Administration developed an enumeration-at-birth process in 1987, which quickly became the way the majority of people apply for Social Security numbers. Now parents indicate on the birth certificate form whether they want a Social Security number assigned to their newborn child. When the state vital statistics office receives the request with the birth registration data from the hospital, it forwards the information to the Social Security Administration and a number and card are issued for the child.”

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/planning-to-retire/2011/05/06/why-we-assign-social-security-numbers-at-birth

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Nothing in this world – nothing – works the way you think it does. There’s always more to the story. Jordan Maxwell ~ Alternative Historian

We Are All Just Chattel (Cattle) to Be Enslaved into ‘The System’

Birth and marriage certificates are a form of securities called “warehouse receipts.” The items included on a warehouse receipt, as descried at §7-202 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the law which governs commercial paper and transactions, which parallel a birth or marriage certificate are:

-the location of the warehouse where the goods are stored…(residence)

-the date of issue of the receipt…..(“Date issued”)

-the consecutive number of the receipt…(found on back or front of the certificate, usually in red numbers)

-a description of the goods or of the packages containing them…(name, sex, date of birth, etc.)

-the signature of the warehouseman, which may be made by his authorized agent…(municipal clerk or state registrar’s signature)

Birth/marriage certificates now appear to at least qualify as “warehouse receipts” under the Uniform Commercial Code. Black’s Law Dictionary, 7th ed. defines:

warehouse receipt. “…A warehouse receipt, which is considered a document of title, may be a negotiable instrument and is often used for financing with inventory as security.”

Since the U.S. went bankrupt in 1933, all new money has to be borrowed into existence. All states started issuing serial-numbered, certificated “warehouse receipts” for births and marriages in order to pledge us as collateral against those loans and municipal bonds taken out with the Federal Reserve’s banks. The “Full faith and Credit” of the American people is said to be that which back the nation’s debt. That simply means the American people’s ability to labor and pay back that debt. In order to catalog its laborers, the government needed an efficient, methodical system of tracking its property to that end. Humans today are looked upon merely as resources – “human resources,” that is.

Governmental assignment of a dollar value to the heads of citizens began on July 14, 1862 when President Lincoln offered 6 percent interest bearing-bonds to states who freed their slaves on a “per head” basis. This practice of valuating humans (cattle?) continues today with our current system of debt-based currency reliant upon a steady stream of fresh new chattels to back it.

The state claims an interest in every child within it’s jurisdiction. The state will, if it deems it necessary, nullify your parental rights and appoint a guardian (trustee) over your children. The subject of every birth certificate is a child. The child is a valuable asset, which if properly trained, can contribute valuable assets provided by its labor for many years.

It is presumed by those who have researched this issue, that the child itself is the asset of the trust established by the birth certificate, and the social security number is the numbering or registration of the trust, allowing for the assets of the trust to be tracked. If this information is true, your child is now owned by the state.

Each one of us, including our children, are considered assets of the bankrupt united states. We are now designated by this government as “HUMAN RESOURCES,” with a new crop born every year.”

Before 1921 the records of births and names of children were entered into family bibles, as were the records of marriages and deaths. These records were readily accepted by both the family and the law as “official” records.

Since 1921 the American people have been registering the births and names of their children with the government of the state in which they are born, even though there is no federal law requiring it. The state tells you that registering your child’s birth through the birth certificate serves as proof that he/she was born in the united States , thereby making him/her a United States Citizen. For the past several years a social security number has been mandated by the federal government to be issued at birth.

In 1933, bankruptcy was declared by President Roosevelt. The governors of the then 48 States pledged the “full faith and credit” of their states, including the citizenry, as collateral for loans of credit from the Federal Reserve system.

To wit:”Full faith and credit” clause of Const. U.S. article 4. sec. 1, requires that foreign judgement be given such faith and credit as it had by law or usage of state of it’s origin. That foreign statutes are to have force and effect to which they are entitled in home state. And that a judgement or record shall have the same faith, credit, conclusive effect, and obligatory force in other states as it has by law or usage in the state from whence taken.
Black’s Law Dictionary, 4th Ed. cites omitted.

Today we are defined as human resources, believed to be owned by government. The government now wants us, as individuals, to be tagged and tracked.

Government mandated or legislated National I.D. is unconstitutional anyway you look at it. Federal jurisdiction to legislate for the several states does not exist and could never survive a court challenge as shown above. Writing letters to elected public servants won’t save us when we all know their agenda does not include serving those who placed them in power.

Perhaps the 10th amendment of the federal constitution guaranteeing states rights will, if challenged, when making it known that we as individuals of the several states will not be treated as chattel of the U.S. government. If the federal government believes they own us, and as such have the right to demand national I.D. cards, and health I.D. cards, which will in truth tag us as we tag our animals, then let them bring forth the documents to prove their authority to legislate for it.

If our G-D given rights to liberty and freedom, which were the foundation upon which this nation was created do not exist, and liberty and freedom is only an illusion under which the American people suffer, then let the governments of this nation come forward and tell the people.

But…if we are indeed free, then we should not have to plead or beg before our elected public servants to be treated as such. If, in truth we are not free, then perhaps it’s time to let the final chapter of the Great American Revolution be written……….

http://www.mainemediaresources.com/mpl_birthcert.htm

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Revolution defined:

A: a sudden, radical, or complete change.

B: a fundamental change in political organization; especially:
the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler
and the substitution of another by the governed.

C: activity or movement designed to effect fundamental
changes in the socioeconomic situation.

D: a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing
something : a change of paradigm

Certainly radical change is demanded to save our entire species and not just the five percent or so of us that live in the wolfs den of empire. Unfortunately that change will need to be from the bottom up. I say unfortunately because no one has any idea what the actual bottom up arrangements will emerge from a bottom up process. Change that proceeds according to a plan, anyones plan, is by definition not radical but reformatory, at best. If the basic system were sound then reforms would be a recurrent necessity just to stay sound. The basic system of the world today in every realm, business of course, but also religion, education, law, medicine, everything, is a gladiatorial one. We go out in the economic arena just just as the ancient slaves went into the Colosseum to fight and die for their owners profits. Really no difference that I can see. Even the most hide bound libertarian is a total captive with few, if any, real options. Our current system of slavery through wages ensures that everyone, even those who think of themselves as economically independent, has little freedom to choose how to lead their life. Choosing a life from a menu provided by your owners is not being free.

The illusion of freedom through consumption is now being closed down as there are no competing systems to lure people away from with toys and baubles. When we loose the material “rewards,” affordable food, bank accounts, investments (not real investments like the 0.01% make), our homes, futures for our children, what is left is a distinct lack of choice about how or where to live or work, which is classical slavery, or if we are a little luckier, serfdom, or if we are unlucky enough to be a “useless eater,” elimination as “surplus population.” Of course the propaganda machine will keep on churning out crap to delude people as to what is happening, and the urge to accept the happy lie will continue to be the mainspring of the process. Large percentages of folks will deny all this when some pollster asks them. But why should we admit our shame? Why should we face the reality that we have long since lost the precious “freedom” that generation after generation went to fight and die for, at least in their imaginations. The consensus seems to be to keep on pretending.

No, history indicates that abusive and exploitive systems only die out when folks stop paying attention and turn to each other for guidance on how to lead our lives, that or conquest and imposition of a worse condition of slavery leads to another cycle of degradation.

And now I feel a moment of silence coming on for all those ordinary people who were brave enough to confront tyranny and were tortured and killed, locked away in solitary confinement in the dungeons we call prisons, who’s lives were turned upside down and dreams ruined by tyrannical authority claiming the sheep’s clothing of “Democracy” and “Human and Civil Rights,” all the while busy concentrating virtually all wealth in a very few hands. I started to think of famous names to mention, but the list of famous martyrs to greed is to long to even start, and besides we only know of a few dramatic cases and why pay attention to them when all around us are people who lost their struggle with greedy authority and remain silent lest the rest of us respond as if it was their fault. Find those people, the unsung martyrs, in your neighborhood and hear them out. Then sit down with them and start deciding what to do.

ybera

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