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Politicians: Taking Care of Number One, While Doing Number Two On the Rest of Us

Mac Slavo
July 25th, 2011
SHTFplan.com
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Politicians like to dictate what the citizenry can and cannot do. For example, while you may be enjoying a TSA groping session when travelling, our Congressional representatives simply bypass security and take their private and chartered jets (all the while the President attacks those jet owning rich Americans making over $250,000 per year, who incidentally could never afford a private jet). They’ll mandate legislation that requires, essentially at the barrel of a gun, Americans to have universal healthcare coverage while they vilify “platinum healthcare” provided by some of the nations top employers, all the while knowing full well that they themselves will never be subjected to the same insurance as the rest of the plebs.

And, while they write laws that supposedly protect our free markets through regulation by organizations like the SEC and CFTC, they exempt themselves from the very same laws that would land any average American, stock broker or trader in jail. With billions of dollars in lobbyist donations and gifts, our Congressional representatives enjoy the benefit of not just acquiring insider information from private and quasi-government institutions, but actually have a hand in writing the legislation and awarding the contracts that affects (up or down) the market values of specific companies in which they can freely invest.

In the years that Americans lost Trillions of dollars from their retirement savings and in the values of their homes, our Congressional representatives (and this is just the Federal side of it!) increased their net worth nearly one third of a billion dollars.

The worst part of it is that most Americans either have no idea how things work in Washington, or are completely apathetic to what’s going on, believing instead that these white shoes politicians are somehow able to empathize and feel the pain of the common man.

There is only one solution to the problem of corruption in the halls of our government institutions, and that’s a complete reset of how our nation does business.

It’s coming, either voluntarily with politicians changing their ways (which is not likely to happen) or being voted out of office (which is equally a long shot), or involuntarily when the populace realizes they can no longer put food on the table while their elected leaders enjoy drinking jet plane junkets at taxpayer expense.

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  1. Beefcake says:

    +1 on the headline Mac, LOL!

  2. anonymous says:

    The Bare Foot Bandit afforded one for a short while (one way trip) but it wasn’t a jet. Your thoughts sam?

  3. Notice they don’t say where ” Jet tax loopholes” come from”. Try TARP II in 2009 from this administration.

  4. anonymous says:

    I think we’re running out of runway. Does anybody ever do doo a #2 two in the back of a corporate jet.

    • Tom says:

      We’re talking shuttle here and the toilet is nonfunctional. I don’t care how much it cost. What goes up, IS coming down. Any runway is a good runway. So good so far, unless you cheat and skip to the last chapter! Arriving gate 16, gate 17, gate 21….

  5. VRF says:

    exactly why they are not working for us anymore..and why the large amount of politicians, and other government workers..

    another thing to concider is..they all passed the BAR exam..so thats another thing they all have in common

    look at your local politicians, your local judges, mayors..etc..

    what credentials do they or at least most if not all of them hold?

  6. drillerman09 says:

    Being that my house is now offically 80K underwater, and my wife and I have lost over 35K in our 401K over the past year and 1/2, I am done paying into the system. They can have the house back and I am better off putting my money under my mattress. Scum Bags! I can not wait until the system crashes. I’m going hunting!!!

  7. Dr. Prepper sez says:

    how much longer can we host these viruses and parasites before they ultimately kill us?

    • Beefcake says:

      It’s gonna be like chemotherapy: the host [America] will suffer greatly until the cancer [corrupt Government officials] has been removed. To remove this cancer plaguing our country spending cuts must be set in place first, then campaign contribution reform (yeah I know wishful thinking) to keep corporate interests from buying legislation. After the spending cuts come, welfare and assistance programs will also be forced to reform and get by on what meager budgets they are given thus causing our population to become less dependent on our Government for sustenance. Once less of our population is dependent on our Government then they will lose support for oppressive legislation. Once all this happens maybe we can finally abolish the Fed. but again wishful thinking and they will not go down without a bloody fight.

      • Cyber_Samurai says:

        It’s gonna take a complete reset primarily because our gubmint has already passed so many laws that have completely neutered liberty. It’ll be easier to collapse the government and rebuild it THE RIGHT WAY, than to try to take what we’ve got and FIX it.

  8. http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/07/24/city-firefighter-police-retirees-give-50-pension-risk-losing-41311/

    if you read the article, you’ll see this little gem:

    Quote:
    As I told Mac, this has me some where between nervously concerned and down right scared

    The Pentagon has just announced they are deploying 20,000 troops within the United States to handle civil unrest in the event of an economic collapse.

    AND THIS!!!

    http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/07/24/pentagon-deploying-20000-troops-united-states-prepare-civil-unrest-event-economic-collapse-41241

  9. Lohkai says:

    It’s been like this a whole lot longer than those four years. And, yeah, I know a lot of people who don’t even bother to vote anymore because it’s impossible to vote FOR anyone, only to vote AGAINST someone else. That’s messed up when your choices are evil #1 or evil #2. That’s not really a choice at all, only the illusion of one.

    • Not me—my reason is that my last vote was stolen by an electronic machine—didn’t matter which block I blackened–the machine was hacked–doesn’t matter before or after–when the patriots finally realize this–then we can go back to paper ballots and armed guards of those paper ballots!!

  10. Tony says:

    Any predictions when the shtf to the point that businesses, goverment offices, society as a whole shuts down due to mass chaos, riots, and anarchy?

  11. Sam says:

    Honestly folks, I can see only one viable solution to this ongoing problem. That solution was presented to us when we limited the Presidency to 2 terms. The only way to get all the kings and queens out of the House and Senate is to enact term limits. 2 terms for the House = 4 year; thanks, by. 2 terms for the Senate = 12 years; thanks, bye. Coupled with the 8 year limit on the Presidency; that would go much further towards solving our problems that almost anything ( legal ) that I can think of. The term limits would of necessity be required to cover the “office” of Representative or Senator.. that way, they couldn’t move to another State or Congressional District and run again. That’s my 2 cents.

    • The unions have to much invested in their socialist elite to let that happen. I think it’s a good idea, but I believe we should ram a new bill of rights down their throats that includes this, a balanced budget amendment, return to a gold standard on our money, an immigration law with teeth, campaign finance reform that kills corporate and union buying of politicians.

    • VRF says:

      your waaaay too nice//
      I say give em a year each, if they fuck up within that year we get to take target practice on them..hows that for incentive to do the fuckin job!?

    • Ben Dover says:

      Eliminate ALL pensions for congress as well.

  12. 12 years is way too long in office for these low life scumbags …..limit to ONE term for everyone and make it a service job making the pay comparable to a private sector job, without all the perks and bonuses. Then you might truly get people who want to serve.

    Ask yourselves why a person would spend hundreds of millions to get elected to do a job that pays hundreds of thousands.

    This is how I truly feel about politicians and our govt as a whole

  13. SGGroup says:

    Insofar as the conclusion, “When The populace can no longer put food on the table”, …when it happens, you’ll see the middle class do nothing. They are so afraid and intimidated by their government, that they will starve, going quietly to their graves.

    The teaming masses in the cities are another story. They will raid the stores and dwellings of the Middle Class and add to their woes. Face it – The middle class is headed for extinction at the hands of the lower classes and the government that perpetuates them.

  14. SmokinOkie says:

    You don’t have to be a doctor to know this: In medicine, you diagnose the cause of illness. Until you can identify the cause, you TREAT THE SYMPTOMS. I enjoy verbally smacking the gov/corp as much as you all do, but this is only one (of many) symptoms. And we HAVE identified the cause of most of America’s ills. It is selfishness, willful ignorance and Godlessness among the people. (and you non-believers- I’m not asking you to come to church, do a ritual or light a candle…just behave with integrity. Same goes for you believers- let your actions represent the faith you claim to have.) If you honestly know God’s will for your life–then act like it. If you don’t believe in God, well act like it anyway. We won’t know the difference. (I mean, just have personal integrity. Not saying pretend to be religious)The root of most of our nation’s problems is in the PEOPLE not behaving with integrity and not insisting their political reps do the same. We can’t expect anything more than we have in washington while most of the populace sits transfixed by the idiot culture being propogated by the media. This kind of thinking, or lack of it, seems to run throughout all segments of life in the US.
    I know we can do better than this. The question is, will we? Will we, as a people, wake up to our own national disgrace of laziness, ignorance and constantly pursuing nothing but quick personal gratification and filling our minds with lowest-common-denominator ‘info-tainment?’ Until we do, we will continue to be sick and get sicker as a country. Politics, economics, foreign and domestic policies are things we should address. And we should do whatever we can to fix them, but they are SYMPTOMS, not the disease itself. And now…I feel a fever coming on. Anybody got an aspirin?…and hand me the remote…

    • anonymous says:

      Drink a fever, vitamin a cold.

    • Gods Creation says:

      Okie,

      The people did not lead the corp astray, the corp has lead the people astray from all that is good.

      The people have been trained by the most corrupt powers the earth has ever known, shown by example that hard work is meaningless and crime pays.

      Nothing will change until change is forced on them, both the corrupted people and the gov corp. All a good Man can do is wait for the evil to destroy itself.

    • SmokinOkie,
      Well said! You made some great points. Our people have long ago abandoned integrity, honesty, hard work, thriftiness and the ability to postpone self gratification. These ARE our basic underlying problems. Everything else that’s gone wrong with this country (and the world) is an offshoot of these basic personal shortcomings on the part of most of our population. A return to Christ, or at least a return to Christlike virtues, are the answer to our problems.

      I’m not holding my breath, but that’s the solution. Other solutions:
      1. A Constitutional amendment requiring one 4 year term as a Senator and one 4 year term as House member;
      2. Once elected you’re paid a minimal salary with no pension;
      3. Healthcare plans for elected reps would be the same crap as the rest of us get, not the gold plated plans they give themselves;
      4. Not allowed to pass laws and exempt themselves from the effect of those laws;
      5. Bailouts of bankrupt companies and states are outlawed.
      6. Force the closure of 3/4ths of all overseas U.S. military bases;
      7. Abandon Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya to the sweet mercies of whatever warlord wants to sell us the oil the cheapest;
      8. Regarding # 7, define a doctrine and enforce it where Americans will be your best friend, or your worst nighmare. In other words, make sure the warlords and every world leader understands that we have tactical (small) nuclear weapons that our Special Forces will use on you if you get rowdy and threaten our citizens, (this is also known as the “you can run, but you can’t hide” doctrine).

    • It’s real simple, Okie…every 6 year old learned that lesson if not in church, then in school; I taught it..
      “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.

  15. kevin says:

    They have really $hit all over us. All us working stiffs have been paying into social security all our working lives, and what do they do? STEAL all the money, and replace it with Treasures. The ASS CLOWNS on the idiot box shows NEVER bring this up. ABCNBCCBSFOX THEY ARE ALL GETTING PAID OFF, That is the ONLY way to explain their SILENCE on SO MANY ISSUES!! PRESSTITUTE BITCHES! When they start this BULL$HIT DEBT TAX, it will be the same bull$hit, they will say it is going to pay down the debt, but they will just STEAL the money, and buy an assload of treasuries with it!! OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!

  16. Joerocker says:

    Demacrap or Republacrap? Their all the same crap.

  17. The video could have gone into lots of legitimate ways that Congress escapes the laws it forces on the rest of us. The fact that some members of Congress made tons of money during that time period is not any evidence that they did anything wrong, or used “insider” information. Sloppy analytical arguments don’t prove anything. Lots of smart, honest people have made tons of money buying gold and silver during that same time frame. Just because the average Joe Sixpack lost money doesn’t mean that everybody should lose money. Some people are just naturally more intelligent, more analytical, more prudent, take risks, or have more insight into the future than the average knucklehead. Nothing wrong with that, it’s just the way it is. The video should have gone into detail about all the legitimate ways our political screwmasters continually pass laws that hurt us and don’t affect them.

  18. anonymous says:

    Lies, all lies pretender. I didn’t vote for him, spam (sam) probably did. He reads someone else’s speech well! Double talk and he just blinked. Hannity is loving it. Let’s spend more, a lot more and see how that works out. I’ll give you a can of peas to kick.

  19. anonymous says:

    How about THE flag in the background instead of red & yellow carpet with gold chairs. Speech for the sheeple.

  20. anonymous says:

    I liked the green tie and flag in the background!

  21. Rachel says:

    Title says it all. Should put that on a bumper sticker.

  22. Sam says:

    Just watched the “pres”.. talk about on topic…
    How pathetic that this man is in the WH. He sounded like a small child, trying in vain to argue with his parents about bedtime.. Nooooo… Pleeeease just a few more minutes !! Nooooo… Pleeeease just a few more trillion !! I will take his suggestion though, tomorrow, I will call my Rep. and demand that he stand the line against this socialist mad max. I think BHO knows he is loosing.. he looked scared.. a small, petulant child trying reverse psychology when the temper tantrum failed to produce the results he wanted… Key: the results HE wants.

  23. SmokinOkie says:

    Just saw the promptreader’s speech, too. This guy is SWEATING! You could tell by watching him, he’s getting desperate. Played the race card (civil war, slavery), called the US a democracy, and qouted Reagan and Jefferson. WOW!
    And if you freeze the frame and zoom in on the lapel flag pin, you’ll notice it’s not a field of stars in the corner, it’s a picture of Che Guevara. This is getting spooky! I’m gonna have to go buy more ammo at the all-nite sporting goods store, then take a couple extra vallium just to sleep tonight.

    Ubi Fumosa Ibi Incendium, Ubi Fumosa Okie Ibi Deliramentum

  24. anonymous says:

    USDX drops 40 pints & asia markets need an exlax this morning to pass the fiat on I-44. How much does sam have left? I keep getting a busy signal and for $2.50 I’ll get screwed at a later date. Your writing ability has improved. I prefer the FUHRC T’s. Smoke a cigar?

    http://www.thoseshirts.com/anti-hillary-shirts.html

  25. anonymous says:

    Deutswche Bank looking for a new sheriff. Hung Kong about to open and Lindsey is up.

    • SmokinOkie says:

      I’m disappointed. I was gonna put it all on italian bonds and let it ride. When I was a kid we had 2 lambretti motor scooters. pos mechanically but fun to push up and down the alley!

  26. DRD5508 says:

    A little history: During the late 70s, a report went out that said from 64 to 72 (8 years of Nam) over 1,000 new millionares where created in this countery. Only 5 of the elected house and senate were not millionares. No body did anything then and they won’t be doing anything about this blatant theft now. They all have created their own kingdoms of wealth that will be worthless down the road. Because they have more to take by whomever is top dog. The rest of us will only be the survivors/militants that the government will need funds to irradicate, and where are they going to get the funding from?

  27. anonymous says:

    You know the butt cheeks are clinched tight when someone cancels a fund raiser and a ride on a corporate jet to speak to the nation.

  28. kevin says:

    “Politicians are just like prostitutes, but without the happy ending” I do not know what wiseman said this statement, but it fits! Polosi with her $100,000 liquer bill, Feinstein’s husbands $1,000,000,000 deals, Reids $1,000,000 dollar land swaps, Boxer “WINNING” her last election when she was behind by 10,000 votes, and the presstitutes focus on weiner’s junk! All while rome burns! We are currently paying off the 30 year bonds from 1981, the 20 year bonds from 1991 and the 10 year bonds from 2001. They “stole” TRILLIONS from social security in 1993, and “invested them” in treasures, god help us in 2013,2014 if they “invested them” in 10, and 20 year treasures. If they “invested them” in 30 year bonds, in 2023 yje minimum deficit should be about $7,000,000,000,000 WE ARE IN DEEP DOO DOO!

  29. kevin says:

    It is a ponzi from hell, with bailouts to cover “THEIR” loses! When congress was “debating” about TARP, I saw Kerry on a talk show yellig ” TELL THEM IT’S FOR MAINSTREET, YOU HERE ME! TELL THEM IT’S FOR MAINSTREET, TELL THEM” What can an individual do about any of this fraud and corruption??? the answer is NOTHING! If you confront any of the crooks, you are verbaly assaulting a federal “official” and you will go to jail! LAND OF THE FEE, HOME OF THE SLAVE! Sorry about ranting, I woke up on the right side of the bed today!

  30. Socrates says:

    To increase taxes the middle class, or take away SS and Medicare benefits from the eldery, the people who need it the most, but allow the fat cats, including our Congress members, and millionaire CEOs, to keep their tax cuts and loopholes, is absolutely lunacy. Sooner or later the middle and lower class are going to get damn well fed up and do something about it. And it won’t be pretty.

  31. “When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors–when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed.”……….Atlas Shrugged

  32. caryn says:

    it is a baaaaaadddddd situation.

  33. Fortunately, there are PLENTY of things Americans can actually do, to EMPOWER THEMSELVES, and not be so dependent, upon THEIR SYSTEM:

    What can Americans do to fight the EU/US Central Banker ‘New World Order’?

    1. Turn off or throw away your T.V.
    2. Think for yourself.
    3. Question all so-called ‘Authority’
    4. Get out, and/or stay out, of debt!
    5. Use cash, trade or barter as much as possible, rather than debit cards and credit cards
    6. Get rid of grocery store ‘discount’ cards –grocery stores provide this information to insurance companies.
    7. Bank at a Credit Union, or any alternative to the ‘TBTF’ Banks, that participated in the 2008 Banker Bailout.
    8. Invest as much as you reasonably can in precious metals – especially silver.
    9. You have the right to own a firearm, to protect yourself,and your family. Read the 2nd Amendment.
    10. Buy products “Made in America”
    11. Start your own garden
    13. Meditate or pray – reduce your stress!
    14. Get exercise!
    15. Read a book (here is an excellent book recommendation: Psychological Warfare and the New World Order:The Secret War Against the American People
    http://www.amazon.com/Psychological-Warfare-New-World-Order/dp/0932367232/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310394551&sr=8-1 )
    16. Listen to soothing classical, jazz, ambient, or other alternative music
    17. Watch ‘Freedom to Fascism’–a film by Aaron Russo (can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUpZhhbKUBo)
    18. Watch ‘Why We Fight’–a film by Eugene Jarecki (can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…r_embedded)
    19. Watch ‘Endgame’–a film by Alex Jones (can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-CrNlilZho)
    20. Below is advice from John Perkins’ book, entitled THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE (The Truth About Economic Hit Men,Jackals,And How To Change The World), pp. 322-329.

    “AVOID SHOPPING AS ‘RETAIL THERAPY’ (Instead, jog, meditate, read, or find some other solution).
    SHOP CONSCIOUSLY – if there is something you must have, purchase items whose packaging, ingredients, and methods of production are sustainable and support life.
    MAKE EVERYTHING YOU OWN LAST AS LONG AS POSSIBLE
    PURCHASE AT CONSIGNMENT AND THRIFT STORES –where everything is recycled.
    Write letters telling Monsanto, De Beers, ExxonMobil, Adidas, Ford, GE, Coca-Cola, WALMART, and other labor exploiters and environment destroyers
    why you REFUSE TO PURCHASE FROM THEM.
    CUT BACK ON OIL AND GAS CONSUMPTION!
    DOWNSIZE (your car, home, wardrobe) – everything in your life (and don’t buy what you don’t need)
    SUPPORT/SEND MONEY only to non-profits, radio stations, and other organizations that promote JUST causes.
    VOLUNTEER your time and energy to such organizations.
    SUPPORT LOCAL MERCHANTS
    ENCOURAGE stores to buy from local growers, producers, and suppliers.
    Shop at your LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKET
    AVOID DRINKING WATER THAT IS FLUORIDATED (only your toothpaste should have non-industrial fluoride)
    INSIST that those who use your money – banks, pensions, mutual funds, companies – make socially and environmentally responsible investments.”
    21. Invest in precious metals (especially silver).
    22. Research every company whose products or services you buy
    23. Research every organization to which you donate your hard-earned money
    24. Vote with your dollars!
    25. Watch ‘The Secret of Oz’– a film by William T. Still (can be found here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI)
    26. Get prepared for when the U.S. dollar TOTALLY COLLAPSES – You’ll need 1) Water, 2) Food, 3) Vital Medicine 4) First Aid Kit, etc.
    27. Global, non-violent, NON-COMPLIANCE is the answer, of We the Plebs, to the ‘elite’ New World Order!
    28. Find alternatives to EVERYTHING that they’ve set up, to entrap you in THEIR system.
    29. What would happen if 200 MILLION AMERICANS refused to pay their taxes, in 2012? (Just a hypothetical question)
    30. Familiarize yourself with the concept of BOYCOTT
    31. Corporate Membership in the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations):
    http://www.cfr.org/about/corporate/roster.html
    32. Don’t ever join a ‘secret’ society
    33. Watch ‘Global Warming or Global Governance’ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u81qXOYfKg )
    34. Educate yourself. Thomas Jefferson: “If a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was & never will be.”

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