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Government is big business.
In 2019, about 14.84 million people were full-time employees of U.S. state and local government. More than half of all Americans receive some sort of government assistance. Business and industry from farming to manufacturing get massive infusions of corporate welfare.
It's nigh on impossible to go through a day without some sort of forced interaction with some aspect of government.
The political Kabuki over funding government lends one to think that government doesn't work. I say government does work. But who does it work for?
Government is a masterpiece of corporate cynicism, propaganda perfection and people control. It was not created for the people, by the people nor of the people. It was created or at least evolved for the power and benefit of the elite and their politicians and bureaucrats.
Government is not haphazard and bungling. It does everything with careful calculation for the benefit of government and the concealment of its fraud upon the people. It plays one economic class against another, one race against another, and it prostitutes the intellectual elite to conceal the nature of government and its purpose.
Government creates the public mind and the public will. It programs and channels human thought, human energy and human production and wealth to itself.
Government does work. It works perfectly for the elite. It is organized crime and organized force at the national and international level. It just doesn't work for the people, it works against them.
The people have come to depend upon government from cradle to grave. They are taught from early on to look to government for all their sustenance. Government wants to funnel every dollar through itself so that its denizens can skim and leech from the producers and savers.
People no longer shrink from a handout from Uncle Scam, and the stigma once attached to doing so is fading. In fact, we have reached a time in America where most people consider handouts from government as something that they deserve as a right rather than a privilege because of their financial hardship or unemployment — in today's case, both of which were created by government power grabs under the guise of "a public health emergency."
As a result, the two false sides of the political aisle are fighting over whose idea it was to "give" people $2000 "stimulus" checks "from the government." As if anything should ever come "from the government" since the government is supposed to be of the people, for the people and by the people.
But the people now think they're "getting checks from the government." This is how governments want people to think. That the people are separate from the government. That government is a self-contained entity that rules over them and "grants" them rights, and privileges, and $2,000.
That, instead of realizing that government is there to administrate itself and do the will of the people. That money is theirs to be made and kept, not confiscated by government. That their lives are their own. That they can and should think and do for themselves. And that they are allowed to, and the government has no "right" to take away that right.
It is very difficult to get the truth about this, or any truth in America, from the politicians or the controlled media. It is risky to believe anything official.
Generational government wealth
There are now several generations of people who have only known government handouts for their income. They depend upon government for their food, housing, transportation, entertainment and healthcare. This is part of the national collectivism designed and perpetrated by politicians on both sides of the aisle ... the "creeping fascism" move from a benevolent to full totalitarianism. Only it's not just creeping anymore, it's up to at least a fast walk and getting quicker by the day.
The Founding Fathers would be appalled at what the nation has become. James Madison, the author of the Constitution, told the House of Representatives that welfare is not the duty of the federal government. "[T]he government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government."
Welfare Breeds Welfare
Benjamin Franklin once said, "I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course, became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer."
He also wrote, "Repeal that welfare law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. St. Monday and St. Tuesday, will soon cease to be holidays. Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them."
When the government "shuts down," it's not really shut down. Always "essential" government services — payments to Congress members, military operations (though not always military paychecks), etc. — continue. But things like park access are restricted and Social Security checks are delayed; anything that can make the American public feel pain is done. It makes for good theater even if it is bad governance. The more pain the people can be made to feel, the more they think they need government.
Growth not government
The only way for true economic growth is by the transfer of services, goods or wealth between people (or businesses) who actually produce something. In other words, if someone provides a service and gets gold or silver (actual wealth) or widgets for compensation, both the service provider and widget maker have benefited and each has something that has bettered his standard of living.
Americans need all those "authorities" and the government to get out of their personal lives, their health, their jobs, their businesses, their religion, and their personal preferences and choices and let them decide for themselves whether to go out, whether to stay in business, and what to do with their own money.
The American people don't "need" $2,000 of their own money sent to them. They need to be able to earn it for themselves, then keep it, and not have the government and every leech in the parasite class siphon from it until there's nothing left.
What the American people need is for bankster Steve Mnuchin not to take $350 billion of the CARES Act money and stash it in a slush fund. What the American people need is for corporate America NOT to get $12,000 per American sent to them from the Fed.
Americans need to stop advocating for their own financial slavery. Don't advocate for and fight over the scraps from Longshanks' table while he still rules with an iron fist.
And, as always, protect yourself with precious metals. The long dry spell because of manipulation in silver has caused extreme underappreciation even at $25 per ounce. The only negative is time. No one knows when silver will rise up to where it should be priced, so this uncertainty has kept investors from buying. But some of us see this as the perfect opportunity to buy more.
I always like U.S. 90 percent silver coins minted before 1965.
They can be purchased in bags of $1,000 face amount or in smaller increments —
even individually. (Find a local, reputable coin dealer with a good rating with
the Better Business Bureau and a history in the community.) Buy for great price
explosion upward as well as for survival coins.
Yours for the truth,
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter®
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