John Boehner is known not just for his deep-orange suntans or his inability to restrain his tears, but also as a ‘consensus builder.’ Some Republicans might interpret that as an Obama butt kisser. Regardless, he’ll be resigning from Congress around Halloween. Many Republicans will say ‘good riddance.’ Now Boehner can enjoy a lucrative retirement while playing on the golf course with Obama.
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Lew Rockwell writes,
"Once again the Fed’s bite has failed to live up to its bark. Despite months of expectations that it would finally raise rates for the first time since 2006, the Fed continued to sit on its hands while pointing to some unspecified date in the future when all the economic and financial stars will align in a way that makes a 25 basis point increase appropriate. Am I the only one getting bored by the repetition?”
No, Lew, you aren’t the only one. I’ve been following their farce for quite a while. The Fed keeps barking about a rate hike wolf, but that’s all it is—barking. If the rate hike cycle DID return, the wolf would blow down the Fed pigs' house of straw. There’s simply way too much debt built up and rising rates would make that debt worse. It would crash the economy still further.
Savers are desperate to get some kind of return on their money. They get a fraction of a percentage while at the same banks gouge people with an average of 18 percent on their credit cards. The banks create money out of thin air due to fractional reserve banking and the people get the shaft. And before you tell me it’s the peoples’ fault for getting in credit card debt to start with, let me say many can’t find a job and if they can it’s part time and/or close to minimum wage. The under 5% employment the Fed brags about? More smoke and mirrors and data distortion. In other words, they’re lying. The economy is not humming along, or they would have raised interest rates years ago.
A record number of years at zero interest rates has not helped the economy. It has only helped the the super rich get richer. Besides, if things are so rosy as the Fed tells us, why the perpetual ‘emergency’ zero rate position? The Fed continues to lie about economic data to help prop up their market and to pretend they’re ‘in control.’ They’re losing control and they have no more ammo. They have no leverage. They no longer have any credibility. They can’t lower rates without raising them first. They’re pushing on a string. They’re kicking a can down the road. They’re pretending they’ll raise rates while remaining terrified by the prospect. They want to keep their corrupt casino game going for as long as possible. It’s a game that benefits an elite at the top while impoverishing the middle class.
Yellen even talked about sparking inflation. That is clearly against the Federal Reserve Act and when the Fed says its inflation goal is 2 percent annually they’re really saying, “If you save $10,000 today, we want it to be worth $9,800 at the end of the year. The missing $200 is theft. Quoting Karl Deninger, "It is a giant middle finger erected toward every person in this nation and has stolen trillions of dollars of your, my, and everyone else's money over the last 100 years.”
The Fed’s mandate is to keep money stable. Instead, since the Fed got established just over 100 years ago, they devalued the dollar 98%. They installed a gestapo-IRS to intimidate Americans. The IRS is the real wolf in this situation. The Fed also created booms and busts instead of preventing them. The Fed is an abject failure.
It’s time to end the destructive sham known as the Federal Reserve along with the pernicious IRS. Return the oversight of money to Congress where it belongs. —Ben Garrison
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Donald Trump continues to increase his commanding lead in the polls. There are a variety of reasons for this. For one thing, he’s not politically correct. I suspect most Americans, like me, are becoming very tired of being called ‘racist’ merely because they don’t want to go along with the New World Order. That phrase was first voiced by the first George H. W. Bush. To be sure, Trump comes from the 1 percent, but he’s not controlled by them. Trump seems to care about bringing back jobs and self-respect to the middle class. Will he do that? Can he do that? It remains to be seen.
Most Americans are sick of the Bushes. We're sick of the Clintons. We do not want dynasties. America is not set up to be run by royal families. We are not supposed to be a monarchy. We are tired of politicians who speak from a teleprompter. We are tired of politicians who are afraid to debate without first running issues through focus groups. We are tired of the fake liars who say one thing then do the opposite. We are tired of the phony baloney politicians who are run by lobbyists, special interests and the big-moneyed oligarchs who really run the show. Trump, for all his many flaws, is genuine. He does not dance around issues; he wants to solve them. Americans are saying, “Let’s face the music and dance.” They want to do the Trump Tango. —Ben Garrison
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I often get positive email from people with good ideas for cartoons. Surprisingly, all of the ideas have been good. I haven't been able to draw them all, but I have thought about them. The idea for this cartoon came from a certain Alex L. I realized it was a good idea worth developing and so I did.
The more we let government decide things for us, the more we become their cattle. We aren't supposed to question government. After all, they have our best interests at heart, right? We fear our militarized police and they treat us like animals, not citizens. The government says we don't need to know if we're eating GMO foods. We don't need to worry about fluoride in our tap water. A little bit of poison can't hurt us. Sure. We don't need to worry about the falsehoods being told to us by mainstream media. We are burdened with debt (especially college kids) and debt slave money is designed to shackle us. We all become poor and on the dole. It's just big government taking care of us, right?
A few years ago I drew a cartoon that featured forced inoculations and I was laughed at. But now it has become a law in California and some presidential candidates such as Ben Carson are openly espousing it. It's inoculation by force. It's inoculation by the point of a gun. Do citizens no longer have a choice about what they eat and drink? Don't we have control of our own bodies? Don't we have say? Well, we'd better start speaking out against these things before the government decides we are ready to be sent to one of their slaughterhouses.