reality

How much was the price of a gallon of gas before Obama took office?

 

 

By: Joshua Gayman

seriously ya’ll this has nothing to do with politics, only finance…

in response to all of the comments posted about how a gallon of gas was $1.81 or whatever when Obama took office: How about a gallon of gas hit $4.00 in 2007 when Bush(a Republican) was in office.

Economics lesson: when currency falls, commodities rise.

Hence, with the distaster in the EU from their fiat currency that has issued more debt than there is sufficient capital to pay back, the currency is losing value which pushes up things like gold, real estate, stocks, and OIL, amongst other things like sugar, corn, etc..

Thus, if you want to blame any one party or person for the price of oil rising, blame the central bankers ie: the Fed and the ECB(european central bank). They run BOTH parties anyways!!!

Until we think rationally TOGETHER(ie: both parties thinking of ways to work together to achieve a common goal of a higher quality of life for our nation and future generations), we are going to continue to get run over by the ultra rich and social elite.

Update 7/30: Gold prices all time high! – debt ceiling drama.. – US credit rating downgrade? QE3? Real estate prices.

Written by: Joshua Gamen

GOLD

Gold hit an all time high of $1,633.80 per ounce on Friday! Driving up the price is the result of central banks buying gold and coincidentally(sarcasm) the decline in value of the dollar. The drama in the white house regarding the debt ceiling has had quite an impact on the price of gold lately, as has the news that the US can’t keep perfect credit by devaluing it’s current debts from printing more money. But what is really key here, is that the central banks(the people who print pieces of paper that people use as money around the world) are buying gold.

SILVER

Silver has been idling around $40 per ounce this past week or so, and looks to continue it’s descent upwards along with other commodities including oil which is at a price of $95.70 per barrel and approaching $4 per gallon. The increased price in silver, just like gold and oil, is an economic reaction to the depletion of value in the US dollar. This is because value does not leave the planet, it simply transfers between different asset classes. Right now the money is flowing out of the dollar and into gold, silver, oil, real estate, food, etc.

I am holding to my recent prediction of silver hitting $200 per ounce by October 2012. If silver hits $200 per ounce, that would put gold at a price of $8,156 per ounce based on the current ratio of silver to gold at roughly 41 ounces of silver to 1 ounce of gold. Strong projection, but I’d like to get some talk going on about the subject. With Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently telling Congress they are working on doing more of the same thing(creating debt for free, devaluing the currency, buying back treasury bonds, QE3…) along with the possible default on the US debt, a credit rating downgrade of the US, and rising prices in oil and gold, I think it’s a harsh reality we could face. What it would ultimately mean would be very bad for the poor and middle class, inflation..

Debt CeilingCredit Downgrade

The politics are what they always are, a battle for power.

The reality is, they’ve argued over the debt ceiling being raised for too long and it has already took effect on the credit rating of the country. The reality is that a credit rating downgrade will be just as catastrophic as a default on the debt. The stocks will tank, the dollar will free fall, and gold will surge.

Tho many me be interested to see who wins the heated debate over the hot topic between the Democrats and the GDP, the truth is as Robert “Rich Dad” Kiyosaki puts it: ” that no matter who wins this battle, the war may already be lost—and the American public will be the casualties.”

Like I said, politics are a battle for power –  Here is the fact:

WE HAVE A BIG DET, AND WE CAN’T PAY IT BACK. SO IF WE PILE MORE DEBT ON THAT, WE WON’T BE ABLE TO PAY THAT BACK EITHER. The Credit Rating Agencies know that we can’t pay this debt back, even tho they have took this long to finally admit it. According to the Wall Street Journal:

Moody’s Investors Service, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings have all warned they might cut the U.S. credit rating. S&P, in particular, has said it could move even if a debt-reduction deal is met and the $14.29 trillion federal debt ceiling is raised.

S&P has cited $4 trillion in debt reduction as a figure that would be appropriate for keeping the triple-A rating. S&P has also said it wants a credible agreement, meaning one that has bipartisan support.

Neither side is close to a $4 trillion figure. And given the wrangling, the chances of strong bipartisan support for any deal seem unlikely, investors said(“Downgrade Threat Looms”).

..Now, the question shifts from what will happen to what am I going to do now that I know what is happening.

The definition of insure is this: “to guaranty against future loss or harm.”

The US dollar is a commodity. Everything going on right now is sending that commodity to the tank, and since it has no intrinsic value as it’s physical body(paper), it will now stop until it reaches zero. Now, you can have your political beliefs on everything and that’s fine, but you wouldn’t buy a house without insurance, and you wouldn’t drive your car without insurance, so why do you hold your money as a piece of paper with no insurance? Gold and silver are insurance to the dollar.

My point is that it’s not about what I want to be money, right? We all have ideas of what we want or think should be money, it’s about what probably is going to be money.

Real Estate

Meanwhile it remains a perfect storm -a good one :) – to invest in real estate! Prices are still low while sales are high. Most important is that interest rates remain at all time lows, making the oppertunity to leverage and cash flow abundant. We’re getting it done with outstanding returns here in Phoenix, AZ. Give me a call if you are interested in doing some investing – 623-252-3234, let’s talk.

-Joshua

GOP is in control over the debt ceiling drama as Obama feels the pressure

There is no reason for the Republicans to get on Obama’s plan. Either way the debt ceiling will be raised, and either way, the dollar is toast. The debt is rising so fast that it doesn’t matter what cuts we make. The reality is we are already bankrupt. Devaluing our debt by printing more money(or having the issuer of the debt buy it back, as is the case with QE) proves that. I am not a Republican or a Democrat, but I am definately not an Obama supporter. If the Republicans fold now they will give Obama a great shot at re-election in 2012, if they let this thing play out and don’t give in, people won’t remember Boehner, they’ll only remember how it all happened under Obama. The Republicans have all the pressure on Obama and he is trying to play to gain the public’s support(like he always does), but if you watch his actions instead of his words, it’s the same thing over and over..bigger goverenment, more debt, higher taxes, and an inflated dollar.

REAL – America is the best nation in the world! But we cannot lose it to the ultra rich and elite.

By: Joshua Gayman

 

We can get back to the lifestyle we all want. But it will take REAL revolutionary change, and their will be massive sacrifice. But which is worse? To live as a slave or die as a free man? We have a compromise on our hands amongst freedom and slavery. We are all slaves to money. Fear is a distressing negative sensation induced by a perceived threat. We are living in a state of distressing negative sensation that continues to get worse each day as we work harder and longer while our quality of life diminishes. Every day that we compromise our time and labor for less and less is a day we must fight to get back.

Money is a man-made commodity – thus, we can easily wipe out our national debt by ending the dollar now. We must reclaim our own government so that to serve us. This would require a new federal government. we then need a new currency, banking system, and education system.

Do you want a good future and freedom for your children? If yes, then you must not be lazy. Too many people are choosing to labor for 10 hours per day rather than stop for 10 minutes and realize the full potential of their brain.

The global banking system has not only been the path to greater wealth for, but has at the same time been the vehicle through which the ultra rich have controlled and managed the enormous resources of our planet, and continue to do so. These resources are not limited to commodities. They include humans.

The rich love bubbles and they love depressions. When the rich desire for more man-made things, they allow more money to flow through the world. When they need to cash in on their *Dear Money, they simply constrict the money supply as to collect on all of the resources(collateral) that they “lent” to the people using their made up currency. At this time unemployment is no problem for the rich, but rather they find it to their benefit. The more unemployment, the more relief. The more relief, the more bonds. The more bonds, the more taxes. The more taxes, the more interest coupons they are able to clip on their bonds.” This means that the government becomes in more debt to them. When the government is in debt to them, WE are in debt to them. The government does not pay taxes, they are actually funded from taxes. Only WE pay taxes.

An international banker said in a letter to his son in 1932 in regards to control over man via money, “If young men like those in charge of our national finances can carry over the program as now laid out, we have the foundation of a great international hegemony of finance. The power given to the board to remove officers and directors anywhere in the country is a bold and masterful stroke of legislation. Of course, while these things will be done under the pretense of preventing bank failures, they will in fact, galvanize the central banking power down to the smallest village. Credit can then be so controlled that political uprising will be impossible and credit extension can be used strictly to hold class distinction tightly within bounds.… This is not so difficult as you might at first hand suppose. To properly do so, it is only necessary to control the letters which, on our modern times, simply means to control the press.”

How can you serve two masters – your Creator and your Government? The answer is that you cannot server two masters, therefore the Government had to create a system that tricks you into thinking you must serve them, where in fact, Governments must serve us, the people

Let us be a generation that seeks

By: Joshua Gamen

We can stop printing money now or we can print until our currency loses all value, either way taxes will rise. The rich do not pay for their mistakes, the middle class does. My generation needs to be revolutionary and take control of the life we want as we become parents and leaders. Our country has become disfunctional with demos and republicans acting like a mom and dad that can’t agree on anything, and were taking the pain from it. It’s our time now. We’ve grown up and we don’t have to keep doing the same things our parents did that hurt us. It doesn’t mean we don’t love our democrat and republican parents, we just want a stronger country for our time.

Stand Up Middle Class!!!!

545 vs. 300,000,000 People  

        -By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall.  No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating  deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want.  If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal  government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in  Iraq and Afghanistan ….

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they  alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees…

We should vote all of  them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando  Sentinel  Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it… is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren’t so  true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid…

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
to my doom…’

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
  Telephone    State   and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened?  Can you spell ‘politicians?’

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!!  YOU can help it get there!!!

           GO AHEAD. . .  BE AN AMERICAN!!!

Change coming?

By: Joshua Gamen

While the politicians are doing everything they can to keep the attention of the crowd, the real game players are behind the curtain, sitting at a table, plotting out how they can keep control of the world.

Obama is still the president, for another 2 years. His popularity rating is falling, people are frustrated, they want jobs and they want the lifestyle back. But I assure you it is not up to the government to provide the life you want, it is up to you.

The election was tonight. The House of Representatives had the majority swing back to the Republicans, as the balance shifted to a count of 236 Republicans to 162 Democrats. Democrats still have majority of the Senate by a slim count of 51-47. There is a lot of talk about the “GOP”(Grand Old Party, Republicans), tea parties, etc, and what they will try and change. But while the same game continues to get played in Washington that has gone on for generations, the real players are in the backroom keeping their plan going to make the rich richer.

While Americans were heading to their polling places Tuesday to decide who will represent them in the halls of the Capitol, just two miles away the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee  was having a two day meeting in its historic Board Room.

Odd that the election came the night before the Fed makes their big announcement. Or is it?

“While the talking heads will be focused on who won what seats in congress, the real power will be making an important decision whether to begin another round of quantitative easing, a.k.a printing money, to try and jump start the economy. The way they do this is by buying their own debt in the form of bonds. ” -Robert Kiyosaki.

The Federal Reserve was established in 1913, we are almost 100 years into it’s existence. The elections are held every 2 years. What does it tell you when the two meet at the same time. Think about this, the Federal Reserve is not part of government. The Federal Reserve is a private entity. It is not Federal, it is not a bank, it has no reserves. All they do is print paper. And yes, they feel the need to have a big meeting over the 2 days while the elections are going on and then come make their big announcement the day after the votes are in. Could they be getting their strategy ready for the next batch of elected officials and their plan to play off of them as well as possible?

They are going to buy back their own bonds. Bonds are IOU’s. So basically, they are just removing some of the IOU’s. Why would they do this? Well, if the interest that they have created based on all of the “loans” they have made in their existence, is greater than the production we can achieve, their only hope to keep the system going is to just pull back and say, “it’s ok, we’ll take some of this off so that you can continue to pay us.” It’s the ultimate “loan mod.” Seriously, their whole goal is that you keep working to give your money to them. You are creating stuff, and meanwhile they are keeping control of everything being created. If the people wake up and realize that we are paying them with dollars that don’t mean anything anyways, then they will quit paying them all together. If the people don’t think they “owe” anything, then they don’t “owe” anything. Could the Federal Reserve order the military to force people into going to work and then handing their money to them? No, not “yet” anyways. Remember, the Federal Reserve is a private entity. Scary that they have the power they do.

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