Federal Reserve

Originally posted on Vermont Loon Watch:

Keynesian economics is on display; you wonder why wwe’re in such a mess.

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7 Crazy Ideas Janet Yellen Did Not Mention, But Waiting in The Wings

In her speech at the New York Economic Club on Wednesday, Janet Yellen said it is “quite plausible” the economy will reach full employment in a couple of years with just the right amount of inflation, which to her mind means 2% a year. [snip]

Here are a few of the radical ideas floating around the halls of the Fed and associated Keynesian economics departments:

1. Take a leaf from Japan by forcing banks to lend in return for Fed support.

2. Require banks to charge negative interest. This means that depositors would lose money if not used. Ms. Yellen voiced support for this idea in 2010. Some supporters of NIPR (negative interest rate policy) would like to eliminate cash entirely, because electronic money…

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Showdown in Nevada

Originally posted on partneringwitheagles:

Gary North

The Tea Party Economist

Helping you to get through the economic mine field in one piece.

Written by Gary North on April 16, 2014

Let’s begin with a map.


Here are some explanations.

The United States government has direct ownership of almost 650 million acres of land (2.63 million square kilometers) — nearly 30% of its total territory. These federal lands are used as military bases or testing grounds, nature parks and reserves and Indian reservations, or are leased to the private sector for commercial exploitation (e.g. forestry, mining, agriculture). They are managed by different administrations, such as the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the US Department of Defense, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Bureau of Reclamation or the Tennessee Valley Authority.This map details the percentage of…

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Bundy Update

Originally posted on Flyover-Press.com:

Obama Accused By Congressman Of Illegal Action At Bundy Ranch http://www.westernjournalism.com/congressman-pens-letter-obama-blasting-lawless-blm/#vwJXAtWggXBqef1E.99

Bundy Case Is A Requiem For Property Rights In Americahttp://beefmagazine.com/blog/bundy-case-requiem-property-rights-america?NL=BEEF-01&Issue=BEEF-01_20140418_BEEF-01_908&YM_RID=jimmytlabaume@gmail.com&YM_MID=1460340&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1

What Is Senator Harry Reid’s Involvement In Government Assault On Nevada Ranch?http://personalliberty.com/senator-harry-reids-involvement-government-assault-nevada-ranch/

Harry Reid Calls Cliven Bundy Supporters “Domestic Terrorists”http://www.infowars.com/harry-reid-calls-cliven-bundy-supporters-domestic-terrorists/

Ongoing Support Needed For Bundy Ranch.http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2014/04/17/ongoing-support-needed-for-bundy-ranch/

Reid: Supporters of Nevada Rancher Are ‘Domestic Terrorists’http://personalliberty.com/reid-supporters-nevada-rancher-domestic-terrorists/

Bundy Ranch Family vs. Big Gov., Big Green, Big Mediahttp://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/18068-bundy-ranch-family-vs-big-gov-big-green-big-media?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=cff77c5b26-The_Editors_Top_Picks_3_12_143_12_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8ca494f2d2-cff77c5b26-289753045

This Incredible New Footage Shows How Close Bundy Standoff Came To A Massacre.http://www.westernjournalism.com/footage-bundy-massacre/#tDyappZ9f2lWfBL7.99

THE ESSENCE OF LIBERTY: Volume 1Volume 2 and Volume 3

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)The Essence of Liberty Volume I: Liberty and History chronicles the rise and fall of the noble experiment with constitutionally limited government. It features the ideas and opinions of some of the world’s foremost contemporary constitutional scholars. This is history that you were not taught at the mandatory government propaganda camps otherwise known…

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Harry Reid Calls Bundy Supporters “Domestic Terrorists”, While Son, Rory, Stands to make Millions off Seizure of Bundy Land

Originally posted on PUMABydesign001's Blog:

Bundy Ranch Standoff

No mention of the 200 armed snipers who set their sights on the Bundy family. That ODB, Harry Reid and his lies of omission are fooling no one.  The Bundy family, those men and women who came to stand by the Bundy family to ensure their protection from a government gone rogue are heroes not terrorists.

The most corrupt administration in the history of the United States is looking into prosecuting a rancher and his family whose legacy of hard work feeds (fed) millions of Americans?

Are you kidding me?

Harry Reid, Barack Obama, EPA, BLM, environmentalists and fellow Communists who by the way are known to finance, give free reign to and collaborate with terrorists that should be prosecuted.  They are always accusing others of that which they themselves are guilty.

It is Harry Reid, Barack Obama, EPA, BLM, environmentalists and fellow Communists who are raising the price of…

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86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers

Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

Great Depression workers benefit takers L

Family Security Matters

Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000.

That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work – in the private sector – and did it week after week after week.

These are the people who built America, and these are the people who can sustain it as a free country. The liberal media have not made them famous like the polar bear, but they are truly a threatened species.

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Police order parents off school grounds for not wanting school testing

Originally posted on BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!:

You will comply, you will comply. Anyone want to bet the next step is to charge the parents will child abuse, gather the kids and turn them over to “social services’? Put them in a foster home with some really good parents that perhaps, if lucky, the agency will remember where they put them. Common Core, you will teach your child government propaganda.

Recall  Ed Secretary Duncan: ‘White suburban moms upset about Common Core’ guess why?

In June, he told a convention of newspaper editors that Core critics were misinformed at best and laboring under paranoid delusions at worst. Duncan said:

The Common Core has become a rallying cry for fringe groups that claim it is a scheme for the federal government to usurp state and local control of what students learn.

Via WaPo:

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found…

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Toon in

Originally posted on Vermont Loon Watch:


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Feds Stop Snatching Tax Refunds — Because They Got Caught

Originally posted on A Moral Outrage:


That “discretion under current law” may be a major caveat. The confiscations without warning that were taking place were allowed because someone — we still don’t know who — snuck a change of the statute of limitations into the 2008 farm bill. So from that perspective, “current law” allowed Treasury to do what it was doing.

But children are not obligated to pay their parents’ debts from their own assets, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Treasury was violating that in taking the children’s tax refunds. And there’s the matter of due process, which the federal government was just ignoring outright. Someone should face prosecution for violating Americans’ rights.

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Will Taxpayers Be Forced to Bail Out Union Pensions?

Originally posted on International Liberty:

As a supporter of genuine capitalism, which means the right of contract and the absence of coercion, I don’t think there should be any policies that help or hinder unions .

The government should simply be a neutral referee that enforces contracts and upholds the rule of law.

Similarly, I also don’t have any philosophical objection to employers and employees agreeing to “defined benefit” pension plans, which basically promise workers a pre-determined amount of money after they retire based on factors such as average pay and years in the workforce.

After all, my money and property aren’t involved, so it’s not my business.

That being said, these so-called “DB plans” have a bad habit of going bankrupt. And that means the rest of us may get stuck with the bill if there’s a taxpayer bailout.

I discuss these issues in an interview with Fox Business News.

My main point…

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Is Obama Cooking the Census Books for Obamacare?

Originally posted on A Moral Outrage:

That answer is easy…

For several months now, whenever the topic of enrollment in the Affordable Care Act came up, I’ve been saying that it was too soon to tell its ultimate effects. We don’t know how many people have paid for their new insurance policies, or how many of those who bought policies were previously uninsured. For that, I said, we will have to wait for Census Bureau data, which offer the best assessment of the insurance status of the whole population. Other surveys are available, but the samples are smaller, so they’re not as good; the census is the gold standard. Unfortunately, as I invariably noted, these data won’t be available until 2015.

I stand corrected: These data won’t be available at all. Ever.

No, I’m not kidding. I wish I was. The New York Times reports that the Barack Obama administration has changed the survey so that…

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