I’ve been thinking about perspective a lot in the last couple of days and have decided to provide here a little perspective on The Great American Theft AKA the bailout of the banks.

According to documents posted by the Department of Treasury, under the “Capital Purchase Program”, We The People, under the guise of the Department of the Treasury, purchased preferred stock in these companies with this much borrowed money:

Bank of America:  $10,000,000,000

Goldman Sachs:  $10,000,000,000

Morgan Stanley:  $10,000,000,000

Citigroup:  $25,000,000,000

JP Morgan Chase:  $25,000,000,000

Wells Fargo:  $25,000,000,000

Bank of New York Mellon:  $3,000,000,000

State Street:  $2,000,000,000

Merrill Lynch:  $10,000,000,000

and the total purchase price under the “Capital Purchase Program is:  $110,000,000,000.

Under the “Targeted Investment Program, We The People, under the guise of the Department of Treasury, purchased securities from Citigroup for $20,000,000,000 with borrowed money.

In order to save, “Systemically Significant Failing Institutions”, We The People, under the guise of the Department of Treasury, purchased AIG securities with $40,000,000,000 of borrowed money.

The Grand Total of what I can decipher out of the documents posted by the United States Treasury thus far is:  $170,000,000,000.

I haven’t gone through in detail, so I don’t know if I’m missing anything.  I don’t believe that all of the agreements have been posted yet either.  For the time being, let’s put this $170,000,000,000 in perspective.

According to the most recent U.S. Census data, the median household income for 2007 was $50,740.
$170,000,000,000 is enough money to pay the entire median household income for one year to 3,350,413 households.

According to the U.S. Census, the median home value in 2007 was:  $191,471 $170,000,000,000 would buy 888,762 homes at this median price.

According to the National Coalition on Health Care the average cost of health care per person in 2007 was $7,900 $170,000,000,000 would pay the entire health care bill under the present system for 21,518,987 people.

I won’t even get into the interest on this borrowed money or any details at this point.  I just wanted to give some perspective.

If any of this angers you, speak out, educate, and be vigilant.

Call Congress at 202-225-3121.

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What can I say?  We have just survived the worst presidency in history, filled with blatant corruption, tyranny, and disregard for any and all laws both human and natural.  The economic situation is getting worse every day.  The front page of the Minneapolis Star Tribune headline stated, “

Monday jobs massacre: 55,000 lost

”.  My hometown has a population of around 8,000 people and it’s a relatively large town in it’s neck of the woods.  I think of everyone in my home town and all towns within a 50 mile radius losing their jobs in ONE DAY and I nearly cry.

This is tragic on so many levels.

The loss of jobs causes a loss of income causing a loss of purchasing power causing a loss of demand for goods and service causing a surplus causing less production and distribution causing a loss of jobs and on and on and on and on.

It’s the deflationary cycle.  The decreased demand causes prices to fall and more of the above.

What can be done to stop it?

Well, as far as I can figure, it comes down to money.  Now I’m not talking about money in the sense that you’re probably thinking about money.  I’m talking about a whole paradigm shift regarding money.

If you read my earlier posts, you have an idea of how money is created in our economy through the banking system.  Now I want to share a piece of the Constitution of these United States of America.  Article I Section 8 gives Congress the power,  “To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures”.

Hmmm.  It seems that the fact that we borrow our money from the Federal Reserve and have given the Federal Reserve the power to regulate the value of our money through supply and demand controls such as interest rates and “infusions into the money markets”, is counter to the law of the land.  What if the United States Treasury nationalized the Federal Reserve as a regulatory agency and monetary clearing house, and started printing it’s own money as the Constitution states?  What if the United States Government (also known a s We the People), then printed the 1.6 trillion dollars needed to repair our infrastructure and proceeded to execute a plan to do so?  What if we provided universal single payer health care the same way?  What about free post secondary education?

What about the right of the people?