Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category

$475 million for Israel – but zero for America’s crumbling Infrastructure

May 20, 2015

House committee approves missile defense funding for Israel      May 1, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee approved $474 million for Israel’s anti-missile systems. … an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act …

The committee also approved an amendment authorizing research and development of an anti-tunneling defense system. …

“AIPAC urges the full House and Senate to include these vital funds in the final versions of the Fiscal Year 2016 defense authorization and appropriations bills”

http://www.jta.org/2015/05/01/arts-entertainment/house-committee-approves-missile-funding-for-israel

Wake up America       http://america-hijacked.com/

No funds for America’s crumbling infrastructure, but always more for Israel. ….. !!!

Israel endorses Internet Censorship

May 17, 2015

Israel’s Government anti-Semitism conference endorses net censorship

A government-convened international conference on anti-Semitism in Jerusalem on Thursday issued an action plan calling for Internet censorship as a remedy for anti-Jewish sentiment. ….

Convened by the Foreign Ministry and the Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Ministry, the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism (GFCA) is a biennial gathering bringing together Jewish community leaders, civil society representatives and diplomats to discuss ways to grapple rising levels of anti-Jewish prejudice. …

the GFCA called upon the EU and national governments to adopt a formal definition of anti-Semitism that would include “unambiguous reference to attacks on the legitimacy of the State of Israel and its right to exist and Holocaust denial as forms of anti-Semitism.”

Moreover, the EU and its member states should agree on standard mechanisms for the monitoring of anti-Semitism and review their laws to “ensure an adequate legal framework and law enforcement instruments for combating anti-Semitism” as well as applying existing legislation more proactively. …

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Government-anti-Semitism-conference-endorses-net-censorship-403123

http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/AboutTheMinistry/Conferences-Seminars/Pages/5th-Global-Forum-for-Combating-Antisemitism.aspx
Action Plan

http://mfa.gov.il/mfa/abouttheministry/conferences-seminars/documents/antisemitismbooklet2013.pdf

America’s Failings

May 6, 2015

America’s greatest failings –

  1. Neglecting our infrastructure, and higher education.
  2. Failing to modernize, and destroying our Middle Class.
  3. Corruption in Government, Wall Street, and Banking.
  4. Fighting un-necessary wars and not paying for them

AIPAC – What must be said !!!

April 23, 2014

What must be said about AIPAC !!!

AIPAC and its member organizations have developed a systematic scheme to extract

hundreds of billions of dollars from the United States Treasury for the benefit of Israel.

At a time when many Americans are financially strapped and America’s infrastructure

is crumbling, one wonders why AIPAC feels no shame about its un-ending

machinations to drain our treasury. – Does it lack a conscience?

It is high time to un-elect those representatives in our government who rank Israel

above our own country:

http://www.wrmea.org/pdf/201209pac_charts.pdf

113th United States Congress

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/113th_United_States_Congress

London Banking – Crooks

January 11, 2014

City of London Corporation –  Casino Banking

. the historic centre of London and the location of much of the UK’s financial sector. Until 2006, when the name was changed to avoid confusion with the wider London local government authority, the Greater London Authority, it was informally known as the Corporation of London.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London_Corporation

 

 

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The Corporation of London

 

The City of London, also known as the Corporation of London, the City of London Corporation and the Square Mile, is officially called the Mayor and Commonality and Citizens of the City of London. Though constituting only a small geographical area within Greater London itself, the City is administered by its own set of local governing bodies …

 

Tax Haven Status

 

In “Treasure Islands”, Shaxson states that “Few British people, let alone anyone else, know that the City of London is the most important financial center in the global offshore system. Before getting properly into the strangeness of this ancient city, some of its more obvious offshore qualities are worth noting. London’s first claim to be a tax haven is the subject of this chapter: its role as the creator and developer of the Euromarkets, Wall Street’s giant escape route from the checks and balances of U.S. financial regulation. Here the subsidiaries and affiliates of U.S. commercial banks have long been allowed to engage in, among many other things, investment banking—“casino banking,” as some have called it—

 

As Shaxson further explains, “London provides endless loopholes for U.S. financial corporations, and many U.S. banking catastrophes can be traced substantially to those companies’ London offices. …

 

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/City_of_London

 

 

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Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens

 

Treasure Islands is an expose of how the corporate world uses tax havens to shirk paying its share of taxes. This costs the United States alone 100 billion dollars in lost revenue each year. While the United States experiences a recession and European countries face bankruptcy, Nicholas Shaxson, a former correspondent for the Financial Times and The Economist, argues that the problem can be traced back to the pervasive practice of offshoring financing in order to minimize taxable revenue. Journeying from Moscow to London to Switzerland to Delaware, he dives deep into a vast and secret playground where bankers and multinational corporations operate side by side with nefarious tax evaders, organized criminals, and the world’s wealthiest citizens. This is a fast-paced narrative that at last explains how bankers, traders, and other financial wizards are using the system to deepen our economic divide.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Islands-Uncovering-Offshore-Banking/dp/0230341721/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389470730&sr=1-1&keywords=treasure+islands+by+nicholas+shaxson#reader_0230341721

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/oct/31/corporation-london-city-medieval

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/jan/22/treasure-islands-tax-havens-shaxson-review?guni=Article:in%20body%20link

 

http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/jan/08/jersey-tax-haven-nicholas-shaxson?guni=Article:in%20body%20link

 

 

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolfgang Berger – Den finanziellen Staatsstreich hinter uns, die Konsequenzen vor uns?

 

http://wn.com/wolfgang_berger

 

 

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S. Fischer – Wrong Choice for Fed Deputy

January 7, 2014

Former Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer Wrong Choice for Fed.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/former-bank-israel-governor-stanley-145200716.html

Appointing an openly dual Israeli-American citizen into the most important central bank in the world could be a watershed moment.  While the doors of federal government have long swung open for Israel-lobby appointees focusing most—if not all—their energies on advancing the interests of a foreign state, any who were actually Israeli dual citizens have traditionally kept that a closely-guarded secret. Fischer’s long-term boosters, including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), likely want to accustom Americans to openly dual citizens circulating between top roles in the U.S. and Israeli governments.  ….   an ardent supporter of Israel … 

After the input of Fischer’s team, subsequent U.S. aid was delivered in the form of outright grants paid directly from the U.S. Treasury—never to be repaid ….

Israel and its U.S. supporters have many hidden reasons for wanting stronger influence at the Fed that they would likely prefer not to discuss. … That the Fed is a key player in Iran sanctions implementation is certainly no secret.  …

If Israel has already decided to attack Iran, it would benefit immensely from having Fischer inside the Fed, protecting the financial flows Israel now regards as all but a birthright from its primary global underwriter. …

AIPAC, Fischer’s co-author of harmful U.S. economic policies on behalf of Israel, likely sees the Fischer appointment as an important test case ….

From AIPAC’s perspective, having qualified Israelis directly run key divisions of the U.S. Treasury such as Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, rather than indirectly through  AIPAC-vetted appointees such as Stuart Levey and his hand-picked successor David Cohen, could probably boost the volume of taxpayer give-aways while improving coordination with Israel. ….

the lobby may now feel the moment is right for appointing Israeli generals into the Joint Chiefs at the Department of Defense. …

http://www.globalresearch.ca/bank-of-israel-governor-stanley-fischer-nominated-for-number-two-spot-at-the-federal-reserve/5362626

$9.5 billion + $3 Billion aid to Israel

December 12, 2013

US to add $173 million for Israel missile defense  (Totaling $9.5 billion)

A defense funding bill for fiscal year 2014 proposed Monday by members of the US House and Senate Armed Services Committees would increase American missile defense spending by some $358 million (NIS 1.25 billion), bringing the total to $9.5 billion (NIS 33.2 billion). ….

Funds for missile defense collaboration are separate from the average $3 billion (NIS 10.5 billion) in defense assistance Israel receives from the United States annually . ….

http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-adds-173-million-for-israeli-missile-defense/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/10/us-usa-defense-missile-idUSBRE9B904320131210

$9.5 billion + $3 billion ++++++ !!!!!!

It is sad state of affairs that our representatives in Washington represent primarily the interests of Israel – not the voters.

It is also lamentable that Israel demands these huge dollar sums from American taxpayers who struggle with their livelihood.

Israel does not need aid. It is a well-functioning and prosperous country.

Israael’s Fischer – next Fed Vice Chair

December 12, 2013

Israel’s Fischer picked to be next Fed vice chair:

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Stanley Fischer, who led the Bank of Israel for eight years until he stepped down in June, has been asked to be the Federal Reserve’s next vice chair once Janet Yellen takes over as chief of the U.S. central bank  ….

Fischer, as an American-Israeli, would also need Senate approval if he accepts the offer from the White House.  …

http://news.yahoo.com/israel-39-fischer-picked-next-fed-vice-chair-195118011–sector.html

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Our bloated Military

October 20, 2013

Total Cost of Wars Since 2001:  $1.5 trillion

Every hour, taxpayers in the United States are paying $11.26 million for Total Cost of Wars Since 2001.

http://nationalpriorities.org/cost-of/

26.5% of your tax dollar goes toward military expenses.

http://nationalpriorities.org/en/

http://nationalpriorities.org/en/budget-basics/federal-budget-101/

Ours, a representative government – Really?

May 25, 2013

We are told that ours is a representative government.

In reality, our government represents only the interests of well-funded lobbies.  –

Special interests rule through a system of payola and backdoor manipulations. –

Our governance has become thoroughly corrupt. –

American citizens, just like citizens of other nations, are slaves to these disloyal masters.

Crooks and shysters are in control.