News Item: DRU-Reichstag
(Category: A. Dru Kristenev's Op-Eds)
Posted by Toddy Littman
Tuesday 24 March 2009 - 14:40:00

Dear Friends,
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March 24, 2009

The Reichstag is Burning…

The Reichstag is burning and the nation’s leader, elected officials and the press are whipping the populace into a furor about the evil Jews, sorry, AIG employees who set it afire.

Did I confuse my history? Not really. The President, Congress and the media have been jumping up and down declaiming AIG and the outrageous bonuses that the administration knew about, and actually approved, from the outset, pushing the people’s anger to such levels that death threats are being made against businessmen and their families.

If you think I’m mixing metaphors, think again. This is a flashback to the 1930s’ diversion that gave Hitler the fodder he needed to distract the German people away from the true ailments of their country and focus all of their ire on a scapegoat, the Jews. All in order to pass legislation that would strip the people of basic rights and infuse the Führer with more power until the result was what the greatest generation of Americans had to fight in a battle to the death. Literally. We lost millions of brave American soldiers in the war against the Third Reich and all the evil for which it stood.

All right, perhaps I’m charting a future that’s a little beyond the pale. However, if we would pay attention to the details of the outrageous budget that President Obama is proposing and leave the Jews, er, AIG employees alone by not reinventing our own form of Kristalnacht, we might see the larger and vastly more imperative issue.

The budget has just been relegated to second banana as the Congress shoved through legislation that will tax a select few for receiving federal money as bonuses via an ill-conceived and reckless stimulus package. Now, as in Nazi Germany, only some of the facts are revealed and the people are fueling a frenzy of outrage at the wrong culprits. We should be angry as hell with the President, his pick for treasury secretary, who underwrote the bonus fiasco, and the Congress, not a few executives who actually did what they were contracted to do.

Juan Williams on Fox News Sunday this week said that at least the dems are taking action in a crisis. How does “action” help if you’re administering the wrong antidote for the poison? The patient is still dying. Even as far back as February the Congressional Budget Office predicted that the stimulus would hurt the overall recovery effort. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/04/cbo-obama-stimulus-harmful- over-long-haul/. The latest CBO report on the budget demonstrates the ingenuousness of the administration by explaining how the proposed budget will present the country with an unsustainable $9.3 Trillion deficit over ten years. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/20/budget-deficit-forecast- hit-trillion-year/. The president then tried to slough off blame to the previous administration as having caused the problem (there go those Jews again) and the only way to fix the trouble is to go deeper into debt and grasp more control over every aspect of American life http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/21/washington/21deficit.html. I’m just waiting for the roundup of economists, entrepreneurs and conservatives who are being saddled with the responsibility for the economy because they are pointing out how asinine is President Obama’s budget.

I will go one step further in the comparison to Nazi Germany… Blitzkrieg.

We are being attacked on every economic and social level by the new administration’s power grab that is being wholly supported by the Democrat controlled Congress. Each of the executive orders that have been signed expands the reach of the executive office (closing Guantanamo, federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, etc. http://1461days.blogspot.com/2009/01/current-list-of-president-obamas.html - for some reason the pages come up blank… must be my computer). Add to that the steamrolled bill to tax bailout bonuses, which opens the door to further abuses of power, the budget plans to takeover and restructure healthcare, to enforce a cap and trade predicated on faulty science that CO2 is a planet killer, and last but not least, the redistribution of your “hard-earned,” as a local checker always says when he collects payment for groceries.

Unfortunately, that’s not the half of what is in the budget that will further decimate this country’s economy. When the administration’s budget estimates are $2.3 Trillion less than what economists in the CBO have calculated and even the “cross the aisle” Arizona Republican John McCain spouts that it should be made “clear what it really is: a risky, debt-ridden threat to the Nation,” http://thepage.time.com/mccain-statement-on-obamas-budget/ it’s time to draw the line. All of the jiving, partying and dangling of red herrings should have every one of us on guard.

AIG isn’t the enemy. Corporate America isn’t the enemy. We are not the enemy.
This budget surely is.

A. Dru Kristenev
Author of “Gold Baron,” a novel of political intrigue, world markets and presumptive power brokers based on research of the underpinnings of real-time political and global financial maneuvering, and who’s instigating it.

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