On Tuesday, July 26th, a day Washington DC was consumed by turmoil and posturing over "solving" a phony budget and debt crisis; in one place in the Capitol there was common sense -- the best America can offer.
Dear President Obama and the rest of the shrewd cast of characters: if you want to balance the budget, stop the wars, close military bases, stop corporate subsidies, vastly reduce the military budget from .50 of every dollar to a fraction of that and declare a moratorium on foreclosures.
We are the United States of America, the greatest country on earth. We build wealth. We don't default.
Real progress on monetary reform is being made. Don't swallow the widespread negativism spread, out of error or by design, which tries to convince people that there's no use in fighting for justice.
Over time, whoever controls the money system controls the nation. Society's definition or concept of money will determine who controls the money system.
Imagine what the public response would be if former President George W. Bush, during his term of office, had engaged in armed conflict with some country without securing Congressional authorization.
Of the ten members of Congress who on June 15 filed a lawsuit against the President for violating the War Powers Act, seven are Republicans and three are Democrats. Their case is simple: the President, they say, has acted against the Constitution.
On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of 10 members of Congress sued President Obama for violating the War Powers Act of 1973 by failing to obtain congressional approval for military operations in Libya longer than 60 days.
Economists' most glaring error is not understanding or appreciating the difference between money and credit. Most can't conceive of practical ways we can use real government-issued money instead of private debt.
Should we exert force abroad for the national interest? (And how do we define national interest?) When and where should we use force for a humanitarian cause? Or should the U.S. withdraw from the international theater to focus on challenges at home?
With rare exceptions, those in control of the world's monetary/economic agenda and the theories supporting it have helped bring the world to its knees. Shouldn't they and their theories be held accountable?
The War Powers Resolution was in part designed to address exactly this situation: an unauthorized war which Congress has not acted to stop.
The decisions by the Administration to go to war in Libya without Congressional authorization, and then to continue U.S. military involvement past the 60 day limit of the War Powers Resolution, if not challenged by Congress, will set a dangerous precedent.
Voting on amendments on the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, the House of Representatives took action to hasten the end of the wars in Afghanistan and Libya.
A review of records from the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress finds that no U.S. Representative has won reelection to the House in back-to-back cycles after moving to a different state over the institution's 222 years. Dennis Kucinich would be the first
Be it for ignorance or by intention, few federal officials have examined how a change in the way money in our nation is created and issued could reduce our nation's deficit and, in doing so, increase millions of jobs.