National Debt /nationaldebt National Debt News - National Debt Information Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:47:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 This must-see interview with James Rickards will make you completely rethink your financial preparedness for the coming collapse /nationaldebt/2017-04-02-this-must-see-interview-with-james-rickards-will-make-you-completely-rethink-your-financial-preparedness-for-the-coming-collapse.html Mon, 03 Apr 2017 04:38:25 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/nationaldebt/2017-04-02-this-must-see-interview-with-james-rickards-will-make-you-completely-rethink-your-financial-preparedness-for-the-coming-collapse.html This Greg Hunter interview with James Rickards will make you completely rethink your financial preparedness for the coming collapse.

James Rickards is extremely intelligent and highly experienced in fiscal dynamics. I strongly recommend all his books, including The New Case for Gold, a must-read book for anyone serious about financial prepping. Rickards was on the front lines of the 1997 LTCM fiasco which nearly led to a cascading global implosion of the banking establishment.

Unlike the bulldookey-spewing “economists” at the New York Times, James Rickards knows full well that a global financial collapse is now inevitable. Although he underscores the fact that no one can tell exactly when it’s going to start, he knows it is inescapable and growing ever nearer each day. “The instability of the financial system as a whole [is an “avalanche” waiting to happen]. All these things are massively unstable,” he explains.

The video below, from Greg Hunter’s USAwatchdog.com, is packed with extremely valuable information you need to know. Skip to 24:00 which where the most intriguing part of the interview begins. Here are my notes, followed by the James Rickards interview and my own mini-documentary called Faith Money and the Coming Collapse.

24:00 Mad Max scenario?

26:30 Your local police are heavy armed like “special forces” with automatic weapons. The martial law will be enforced at gunpoint.

27:30 Bread lines, heavy-handed martial law tactics. “Governments don’t go down without a fight…” They’ll try to buy time…

28:30 They’ll riot. They’ll “burn down banks” … neofascism and riot police in charge. “All that legal authority is already in place.”

28:50 The United States is operating under a state of emergency right now, thanks to President Bush.

33:00 How the political establishment is desperately working to obliterate Trump by any means possible.

36:45 Efforts to overthrow Trump are part of “America’s new civil war.”

37:20 Will Trump strike back against the deep state?

43:00 The collapse of the U.S. dollar as a global reserve currency: The gold standard, SDRs and propping up faith by decree.

46:00 Why 10% of your invest-able assets should be in gold or silver. Why gold will rise to $10,000 per oz. in the next few years.

47:20 Don’t wait for the collapse. You won’t be able to trade dollars for gold once the crash begins. Gold will be almost impossible to find.

49:00 The Fed will raise rates in June and actually cause negative economic consequences.

50:40 The 2-5 year price target for gold is over $5,000 per oz., reaching over $10,000 per oz. soon after. (Silver estimated to go to $100 – $200 per oz., tracking in parallel with gold.)

52:30 Why central banks are hoarding gold even while they LIE to the public and claim gold has no special value.

Be sure to follow more news about the financial collapse at Collapse.news and MarketCrash.news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘Make AMERICA Great Again!’ Once-defiant Mexico now willing to talk to Trump about NAFTA /nationaldebt/2017-01-26-make-america-great-again-once-defiant-mexico-now-willing-to-talk-to-trump-about-nafta.html Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/nationaldebt/2017-01-26-make-america-great-again-once-defiant-mexico-now-willing-to-talk-to-trump-about-nafta.html For months during the campaign, angry Mexican leaders, current and past, dismissed GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump as a bully, a blowhard and an imbecile when he claimed he was going to build a “big, beautiful wall” along the U.S. southwest border and make Mexico pay for it.

Mexican leaders also dismissed him haughtily when he said that, as president, he would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, signed and implemented during the Clinton administration, because it was one-sided and a “disaster” for Americans who were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs as U.S. companies moved them south of the border.

Now, suddenly, Mexican leaders are taking Trump much more seriously. they are discovering that he was serious, and that they need the United States a lot more than the U.S. needs them.

As reported by Reuters, Trump’s incessant pressure has caused Mexican leaders to change their minds and sit down to discuss changes to NAFTA trade rules regarding a product’s country of origin, in order to avoid a disruptive fight with the U.S. over commerce – one that Mexico, frankly, cannot afford to lose. (RELATED: Stay current on how this all turns out at WhiteHouse.news)

Trump demonstrated his business chops and negotiating prowess when he convinced Carrier and Ford to change plans to move thousands of jobs from plants they planned to close in the U.S. to new plants in Mexico. Now, apparently, Mexican leaders see more carnage on the horizon if they don’t sit down with his administration and work something out.

Mexican officials say they see potential common ground with Trump on “rules of origin” language in NAFTA, an agreement that was signed by the U.S., Mexico and Canada. As Reuters noted further:

Rules of origin are regulations setting out where trade products are sourced from. Although formal negotiations about NAFTA have not begun, the rules could eventually be altered to favor U.S. industry over competitors from outside North America, particularly in Asia.

If those rules are eventually changed, it might help Trump achieve a major campaign promise and policy goal: bolstering American jobs and manufacturing, while dovetailing with the Mexican government’s efforts to strengthen North American competitiveness.

That’s not all. New negotiations could also open the door to a broader deal with the Trump administration over another major campaign promise – border security and immigration – Mexican officials say.

One Mexican official told Reuters that discussions with the Trump White house about NAFTA country of origin rules will be a “very important” point now that the billionaire businessman-turned-president is in office, though the White House would not comment on any possible talks and negotiations.

Luis Videgaray, Mexico’s foreign minister, is involved in talks with top Trump officials in Washington this week. He is joined by Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo. In addition to NAFTA, security and migration are understood to be topics of discussion.

Since Trump won the presidency, there has been widespread fear in Mexico City that the country will suffer economic disaster. During the campaign, Trump threatened to dissect NAFTA, impose protectionist tariffs on imports from south of the border, and build the wall. (RELATED: The president is busy and you can stay current with the most recent developments at Trump.news)

Mexico is reluctant to alter the 1994 agreement – and it’s clear why. It’s been a one-way street regarding trade since the agreement took effect, a situation which was predicted by another billionaire businessman-turned-presidential contender during the 1992 elections, Ross Perot:

Despite the country’s reluctance, Mexican officials also admit that some changes are going to be necessary in order to keep trading with the United States, which – as Reuters noted – takes in 80 percent of what Mexico exports.

So, in other words, if Mexico won’t or can’t trade with the U.S., it won’t have an economy.

Trump knows this. The Mexican government knows Trump knows that. Hence the “change of heart.”

See more news about the economy and the national debt at NationalDebt.news.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources:

Reuters.com

YouTube.com

NaturalNews.com

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Trump set to fight establishment GOP to push through spending cuts /nationaldebt/2017-01-26-trump-set-to-fight-establishment-gop-to-put-through-spending-cuts.html Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/nationaldebt/2017-01-26-trump-set-to-fight-establishment-gop-to-put-through-spending-cuts.html It has become obvious over many months, during his campaign and in the early days of his administration, that Donald J. Trump is the first “man of the people” president we’ve had in decades. He doesn’t just talk about doing things “for the people,” he actually does do things that are directly benefiting the average, ordinary Americans who the establishment in both parties has forgotten.

But as big a champion for Mr. and Mrs. Main Street as Trump is, he’s got political speed bumps and roadblocks ahead of him as he attempts to give power back to the people, where it has always belonged, and many of them will be erected by members of his own party.

As reported by The Hill, Trump looks to be headed into fights with Republican lawmakers after the honeymoon of inauguration wears off and the real business of governing begins. What’s odd, though, is the subject of the fights.

For decades, the Republican Party billed itself as the “party of smaller government,” even considering at one time the passage of a constitutional amendment that required the federal government to maintain balanced budgets. Now, suddenly, in the age of $20 trillion national debts and globalism, Republicans are backing away from this fiscal requirement. Now, suddenly, there is mounting evidence Trump will get some pushback from the GOP leadership over dramatic cuts he wants to make to federal spending. (RELATED: What’s our new president doing to protect our liberties and our pocketbooks? Find out at Trump.news)

Some push-back is reasonable. Trump has said he also wants to dramatically reduce corporate tax rates and taxes on the American people. That means there will be less guaranteed revenue for the Treasury, and without coinciding cuts to entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare (which aren’t going to happen), cutting the budget too much would likely mean cuts to discretionary spending programs (roads, bridges, the military, etc.).

Nevertheless, Trump administration officials are currently going through conservative budgets in order to find ways to save money as a means of eliminating the “tremendous waste, fraud, and abuse” that candidate Trump pledged to get rid of during the campaign.

Several proposals that officials are reviewing would certainly be popular among House Republicans, many whom have sought to cut the federal deficit by eliminating government programs they see as unnecessary. However, some of the programs and spending cuts that Trump is eying have supporters in the Republican-controlled Congress and, in particular, the Senate, The Hill noted.

Currently, the Trump team is working hand-in-hand with officials at the Office of Management and Budget to construct the framework for the new administration’s first budget proposal; it’s expected to land in Congress in about 45 days.

In the search for budget savings, White House officials are relying on proposals that were laid out in 2016 by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, in its “Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for 2017.”

A great deal of cuts outlined in that proposal are very close to those recommended in a 2017 budget plan that was adopted by the Republican Study Committee, a caucus to which a majority of Republicans are members. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., Trump’s incoming budget director, is also a member of the RSC.

Sources told The Hill that a likely source of cuts is the Legal Services Corporation, a federal bureaucracy that provides financial assistance via civil legal aid to low-income Americans. Conservatives have sought for some time to eliminate it because it has become infested with Left-wing Democrats who are beholden to liberal causes. Getting rid of it would save taxpayers $400 million next year. (RELATED: What else is on Trump’s chopping block? Stay current at BigGovernment.news)

However, even that paltry amount of money will be scrapped over; Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. A senior Judiciary Committee member, said it is a battle that is not worth fighting. “I think that would be a hard thing to do. Even if you wanted to do that, you couldn’t get it through the Senate,” he said.

That’s outrageous, but it goes to show you what Trump and his budget-cutting administration are up against: Careerist politicians from both parties who are beholden to special interests that use government as a means of protecting turf and setting up virtual monopolies.

One way Trump could save money in the budget without congressional assistance: Eliminating 75 percent of regulations, as he pledged to do Monday, which would save billions in enforcement costs alone each year, along with duplicative work.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources:

TheNationalSentinel.com

TheHill.com

Heritage.org

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Trump wants to eliminate over 75 percent of all regulations and ‘maybe more’ /nationaldebt/2017-01-25-trump-wants-to-eliminate-over-75-percent-of-all-regulations.html Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/nationaldebt/2017-01-25-trump-wants-to-eliminate-over-75-percent-of-all-regulations.html Part of President Donald J. Trump’s strategy to “Make America Great Again” includes dramatic cuts in the size, scope, and power of the federal government, and to do that, he’s prepared to take a buzz saw to regulations.

In a meeting with business leaders in the White House on Monday, Trump’s first official full-day in office, the billionaire real estate mogul-turned politician said he thinks it is possible to cut three-quarters of all federal regulations, and “maybe more”—while still ensuring that Americans are safe and protected.

Seated with 10 executives from various industries and corporations, Trump was repeating a campaign pledge to roll back corporate mandates and rules that cost the economy trillions of dollars per year and an incalculable number of jobs and opportunities.

“We’re going to be cutting regulation massively,” Trump told reporters, while pledging to be “just as protective of the people.” Included in the meeting with CEOs were Elon Musk, head of Tesla Motors, and Kevin Plank, chief of Under Armor. (RELATED: Stay current with all of the Trump administration’s latest executive actions at Whitehouse.news)

Democrats and the angry Left they represent have been irrationally opposed to any of Trump’s plans to roll back the massive number of regulations on the books—so many and so complex that corporations have to hire teams of lawyers and experts to decipher them and ensure that their companies are not running afoul of some federal agency.

In a wide-ranging statement issued on Monday, the president also repeated a campaign promise to cut taxes on businesses by reducing corporate rates from some of the highest in the industrialized world—35 percent—to a more competitive 15-20 percent. He also said he wants to reward companies that make their products in the United States and impose a border levy on products that U.S. companies manufacture abroad.

As he said on the campaign trail, Trump reiterated his intention to push for U.S.-based manufacturing while renegotiating trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), while adding that he is not against “free trade.” Also on Monday, Trump signed an executive action pulling the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multi-national trade agreement he heavily criticized as more of the same kind of globalism that has disadvantaged U.S. companies and off-shored American jobs.

“What we want to do is bring manufacturing back to our country,” said Trump. “That doesn’t mean we don’t trade because we do trade. We want to make our products here.”

Following the meeting, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris told reporters that the executives will return in 30 days with suggestions about how to boost American manufacturing. But so far, Trump’s already scored some wins for Americans hoping to keep their jobs. As reported by CNBC:

Trump’s administration has already negotiated a deal with United Technologies for its Carrier unit to keep some jobs in Indiana rather than move them to Mexico, in exchange for $7 million in incentives over several years. Still, the company plans to shut down another Indiana facility and move hundreds of jobs to Mexico.

As reported by BigGovernment.news following the Nov. 8 elections, Americans voted for Trump’s agenda to roll back government and bolster American jobs and manufacturing.

“Americans rejected Obamacare. They rejected Left-wing radicalism in the federal courts. They rejected higher costs for business. They rejected job-killing regulations that targeted entire industries. They rejected the one-size-fits-all approach of an overreaching federal bureaucracy,” the site reported. (RELATED: The Trump administration is putting liberty back in style, as noted at Freedom.news)

It’s obvious the companies that have decided to keep jobs and operations in the U.S. that they had previously planned to move off-shore believe that Trump, a billionaire businessman himself, and the GOP-controlled Congress will deliver on the kinds of regulatory relief most of them have long sought.

What’s also obvious is that a majority of Americans in a majority of states also believe that Trump was the best candidate—and Republicans the best party—to provide them with better opportunities in the years ahead.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources:

BigGovernment.news

NewsTarget.com

CNBC.com

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China dumping U.S. Treasury debt in record volume… is this a prelude to the globalist assault on Trump’s economy? /nationaldebt/2017-01-21-china-dumping-u-s-treasury-debt-in-record-volume-is-this-a-prelude-to-the-globalist-assault-on-trumps-economy.html Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/nationaldebt/2017-01-21-china-dumping-u-s-treasury-debt-in-record-volume-is-this-a-prelude-to-the-globalist-assault-on-trumps-economy.html China was recently the largest holder of US treasury securities, but has now lost that title to Japan after China started selling their securities rapidly. Chinese authorities are sacrificing their coveted position with significant financial and diplomatic value. They are preparing to engage in a bigger battle, to protect the Yuan’s value from plummeting. The battle is set to intensify this year, when President Donald Trump challenges the Yuan, along with China’s devaluation practices.

China’s holdings in US Treasury bonds recently fell by $66 billion. The US Treasury department said it was their 6th consecutive month of selloffs. But that’s only a fraction of their holdings, China now has their lowest amount of Treasury holdings since early 2010. Analysts predicted that trend would continue in November and December, and it did. The selloffs were a prudent move in which China needed in order to raise funds to protect the Yuan’s value, which is currently being pushed down by capital flight and the rising dollar.

An official from China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange noted that the reduction in US Treasury holdings was not a strategic move, rather driven by market conditions. “The cutting is not strategic,” the official continues “All countries take the U.S. Treasury securities as an important target for their foreign exchange reserve investment, and China is no exception.”

Economist Jacob Kirkegard, with the Peterson Institute for International Economics, believes a dip in the Yuan’s value signifies Chinese authorities may be losing control of the economy. “Such a signal is likely to cause confidence in the currency, as well as the Communist government, among Chinese savers to drop dramatically” said Kirkegard. In 2016, China’s currency dropped by almost 7 percent against the dollar.

Chief economist of China’s central bank, Ma Jun, said that China was confident in keeping the yuan stable at a reasonable equilibrium level. But the slide has been significant. If Trump implements promises to spend heavily on infrastructure, the dollar should strengthen even more. When compiled with Trump’s allegations that China manipulates their currency, another potential reasoning is revealed. (RELATED: See more national debt news at Nationaldebt.news)

Last year, the Yuan was accepted as part of the International Monetary Fund’s coveted basket of currencies for Special Drawing Rights, an international reserve asset which can be exchanged for freely usable currencies. But the Yuan might lose its prestige over a Trump presidency. As part of its reserve management, China is expected to boost its sale of US Treasury securities in 2017, notably because Donald Trump is expected to employ a high level of deficit spending, which could drive down US bond values.

China’s move is in efforts to avoid a disruptive decline in their currency, and to avoid holding too many US notes and bonds during a rapid interest rate hike. “Note there is an inverse relationship between a strong dollar from rising U.S. interest rates (and rock-bottom interest rates elsewhere) and the value of U.S. T-bills and bonds” Kirkegard continues, “In investing in U.S. Treasurys, we take into consideration a package of factors, such as the interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the changes in yields, and based on that, we make dynamic adjustment to our holdings.”

Foreign central banks have combined to liquidate a record $405 billion in US treasuries, and China is selling off the most US paper it has since 2011. The wholesale liquidation of US Treasuries has been continuous, according to newly released TIC data. It is becoming increasingly obvious that foreign central banks, sovereign wealth funds, reserve managers, and almost every other political institution possessing US paper are liquidating their holdings at a bothersome pace. A recent surge in yields appears to be the trigger, but is not necessarily the common reason for the selloff. Is this a prelude to the globalist assault on Trump’s economy? (RELATED find more news about economic collapse at Collapse.news)

Sources:

ZeroHedge.com

VoaNews.com

Bloomberg.com

 

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The only prediction that really matters for 2017: The global debt collapse begins, followed by the rise of fascist, totalitarian government /nationaldebt/2017-01-03-prediction-global-debt-collapse-begins-president-trump-scapegoat-totalitarian-police-state.html Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/nationaldebt/2017-01-03-prediction-global-debt-collapse-begins-president-trump-scapegoat-totalitarian-police-state.html As Natural News readers know very well, we are one of the very few news publishers in the world that accurately predicted the Donald Trump election victory as well as the left-wing chaos and resistance that followed.

While the entire fakestream media was arrogantly reporting that Hillary Clinton had already won well before election day, I knew that was a lie. I knew everything was rigged and even wrote a popular article listing all the things that were rigged, including the polls, the news, the DNC and the voting machines in Democrat-controlled voting areas.

Now, as readers are asking me what to expect for 2017, I’ve spent most of the Christmas and New Year’s break pondering the best way to share that insight with you. At first, I thought about putting together a list of 25 bold predictions for 2017, but in the end I realized only one prediction really matters. It makes everything else almost irrelevant.

The era of cheap money and free debt is going to come to a catastrophic end

To understand the implications of this one prediction, you need to grasp the reality that we are approaching the end of the era of cheap money, endless debt and fiat currency money creation. I don’t have the time to go into all the details of why, but the upshot is that the “experts” running the Fed are delusional. They are wrong. The de-coupling of the U.S. dollar from gold in 1971 by Richard Nixon set into motion an inevitable dollar collapse and economic apocalypse.

Since that day, the dollar has existed in a state of eventual demise, with no question whatsoever that the currency would one day collapse. For decades, presidents and central bankers kicked the can down the road, printed new fiat currency and spent the nation into financial oblivion. President Obama, America’s first Muslim President, doubled the federal debt in just eight years, spending insane amounts of money on left-wing handouts and boondoggles designed to win political allies and voter loyalty.

Now, with Trump getting sworn into office on January 20, 2017, the globalists no longer want to prevent the debt collapse from taking place. Instead, they are taking steps to make sure it happens during President Trump’s first term. As the engineered crash unfolds, they will use it to discredit Republicans, fiscal conservatives and Trump in particular while unleashing massive social chaos, riots and even the threat of starvation across America’s inner cities.

The only way this can be delayed is if Trump sells out to the globalist banksters. There are indications that Goldman Sachs may already be a little too cozy with the Trump administration, but we’ll have to see how that plays out. If Trump defies the global banking order, they will either “JFK” him with a lone assassin or destroy his administration with the planned economic apocalypse described here.

Unless Trump caves to the globalists, the economic sabotage will be unleashed during his first term

The goal of Obama and the globalists — if Trump doesn’t agree to play ball — is to “poison pill” America and thrust President Trump into the most catastrophic economic nightmare imaginable. Obama, a malicious enemy of America, has already begun to put plans into motion to gut the economy and plant “political landmines” across the bureaucracy that will blow up in Donald Trump’s face. Obama is the first soon-to-be ex-U.S. President who literally seeks to sabotage the country on his way out of office.

The timing of all this is during Trump’s first four years. The plans will be set into motion in early 2017, and the mechanisms for engineering a crash will be initiated almost immediately after Trump’s inauguration. The effects of those actions, however, will take time to wreak havoc in their intended way. Importantly, no one can accurately predict the timing of when those actions will release the avalanche of global debt collapse. This is because no one can predict so-called “emergent properties” of vast, highly complex economic interactions. No human mind (or even a supercomputer) is capable of accurately simulating all the variables, but what we do know is that once the avalanche begins, it will be unstoppable until it hits bottom.

A good metaphor to understand all this is to imagine someone running around with a concrete drill, trying to bring down a large skyscraper building by drilling holes in the large support pillars of the building’s foundation. The saboteur can drill large numbers of holes — perhaps tens of thousands — and the building still stands. No one knows exactly how many holes will cause the building to crumble, but at some point, one more hole becomes the straw that breaks the camel’s back… and the entire building catastrophically collapses.

It’s impossible to predict which hole will unleash the collapse, just as it’s impossible to predict which additional snowflake will unleash an avalanche on the side of a snow packed mountain. But we do know that a massive, catastrophic event is inevitable if the deliberate sabotage doesn’t stop. That’s where we all sit right now in terms of the global debt avalanche that’s poised to occur. The timing is impossible to predict, but the inevitability of it is easy to predict.

NOTE: One thing that could delay the collapse of the U.S. system is if the European Union crumbles first. As the EU collapses and the ECB freaks out, flight capital will flee to U.S. shores, dumping hundreds of billions of dollars into U.S. stocks, bonds, real estate and other assets. This will be a “mini bubble” and it will be short lived. But as it takes place, Republicans will herald the “Trumponomics revolution” with no regard to the real reason why it’s happening. Before long, the EU crash ripple effects will strangle U.S. markets as well, and then it’s game over until the correction hits bottom.

Once it happens, President Trump will have little choice but to declare martial law and roll out an expanded police state

Now here’s where all this gets interesting (and more than a little disturbing). As the debt collapse unfolds, we’re going to see the freezing of banking transactions, government payments and food stamp debit cards. The stock market will collapse (or be frozen), pensions will collapse, many banks will implode, the FDIC will go bankrupt, real estate will collapse, international banks will save themselves with “bail ins” and so on. It’s going to be financial Armageddon on a scale no living person has ever witnessed before.

Should all this unfold, President Trump will fight the deliberate sabotage by invoking all the emergency measures of Government that President Obama signed into law as executive orders.

Very few Americans realize, for example, that executive orders are right now on the books that will allow President Trump, with a simple signature, to seize all gold, dollars and financial assets of every American.

In addition, Obama also signed executive orders that would allow FEMA to confiscate all food, seeds, fuel, tractors, livestock and farmland from every American, all across the nation. That order was signed on March 16, 2012. I’ve covered the details of it in this Natural News article.

In case you’re so uninformed that you think I’m making this up, you can read the White House announcement of this executive order at this link. (And stop being naive. I don’t make things up. That’s the job of the Washington Post.)

In essence, Obama laid out a blueprint for the totalitarian rise of a police state federal government to be invoked during times of emergency.

What I’m telling you now — and this is the single most important prediction for 2017 and the rest of Trump’s first term — is that President Trump will invoke these emergency orders out of a desperate need for self-preservation of the U.S. government.

Obama created the perfect police state, thinking Clinton was going to inherit it

Every piece of tyranny and overbearing government control that Obama signed into law — incorrectly believing Hillary Clinton would inherit the new police state powers — will soon reside in the executive portfolio of President Trump. What’s crucial to understand here is that even if Trump believes in democracy, liberty and American patriotism, he will have no choice but to unleash a police state response to the social chaos and subterfuge being set into motion by Obama and the globalists… all enemies of Donald Trump.

In essence, you should get ready to live under temporary martial law and a federally run police state dictatorship. You should understand that governments always use crisis to ratchet up their power, invoking the “emergency” of the day to radically expand their power and reach over the citizenry. (It’s called “Shock Doctrine.”) Even more astonishingly, realize that even you will beg for martial law because the violence, looting and social chaos being pursued by the lawless left will be so outrageously out of control that you’ll gladly give up more liberty in exchange for the promise of security.

I hope at this point you understand the real danger in all this. The danger is not the martial law in and of itself. The danger is not the government responding to the chaos with force. The danger is that the police state expansions never end. Because the more the radical left resists the initial police state actions, the more quickly this all descends into a left-wing armed rebellion that forever justifies a militant police state run by the government to enforce “security.”

Governments rarely give up power voluntarily

The real danger in all this, you see, is that President Trump’s inevitable response of martial law and police state tactics is so effective at clamping down on the left-wing violence that it becomes a permanent fixture of American society. The danger is that we wake up and find ourselves living in the totalitarian police state system described by John. W. Whitehead in his must-read book, Battlefield America.

Government habitually ratchets up its power during times of crisis, but it is very slow to let go of that newfound power as circumstances settle down. Once we have an effective, high-security police state under President Trump that stops the left-wing violence and looting, how do we ever return to a society that’s no longer functioning in a state of martial law?

If the police start to back down, the violent, insane leftists start looting everything in sight. They may even be joined by all the tens of millions of former government workers who will one day wake up and realize their pensions have been obliterated. If they take to the streets as well, we’ve got the makings of a real uprising / popular revolt on our hands… and that’s exactly what justifies an expansion of the police state. (I wouldn’t even be surprised if many left-wing bombings turn out to be false flags carried out by those who stand to benefit the most from a totalitarian police state society.)

Make no mistake: President Trump is extremely capable of making the kind of tough military-style decisions necessary to protect his administration from attempted uprisings. He’s got highly capable military generals abundantly represented in his cabinet, for one thing, and these are true American patriots who aren’t going to let anarchists destroy the Trump administration. But that’s not the real question in all this. The real question is how much liberty will we have remaining after the uprising is smashed?

If Trump abandons the liberty principles that got him elected, it will rapidly escalate the anti-government rebellion across all political lines

Will the Trump administration, under extreme pressure from citizens in cities being devastated by violence and chaos, eventually attempt radical, anti-liberty actions under the cover of a “national emergency” such as banning the Second Amendment? If so, that would put the government in a state of war with most patriots, effectively escalating a state of war with the very same people who got Trump elected.

Will President Trump radically expand police powers in order to quell inner city protests? For example, could he authorize the rounding up of protesters and securing them in FEMA camps while they await prosecution? (Hey, we finally figured out how to use those FEMA camps!)

Could police forces throughout the United States be given authorization to shoot protesters on sight? If so, that would place the United States government into essentially a state of kinetic warfare against the mostly left-wing citizens of high population cities. None of the aftermath scenarios in that circumstance are desirable.

Very few people think about how this all plays out. Most Americans are hardly capable of thinking just one move ahead on the chessboard. But people like myself — the true remaining independent journalists of America — think five or six moves ahead, which is exactly why we’ve been so correct on our predictions about what you’re seeing unfold right now. (There wasn’t a single mainstream media journalist who predicted a Trump victory. They all got it wrong.)

Donald Trump is not to blame… he’s being positioned as a scapegoat by Obama and the globalists

What my strategic mind is screaming at me right now is that we will all face the rise of aggressive police state government as President Trump responds to the coming collapse of social order (caused by a combination of economic collapse and the rise of radical leftist anti-government forces). For the record, this is not a criticism of Trump. He is not the person who put all this in place… he’s being positioned as the scapegoat to blame for what unfolds.

It’s actually Obama and the globalists who have engineered this situation with malicious intent. They’ve rigged everything to thrust Trump into a scenario that’s almost impossible to survive without invoking a police state response. They’ve backed him into a corner, leaving him no options but to invoke emergency powers. Once he does that, the fakestream media will pounce on him and label him a “dictator” with all the usual comparisons to Adolf Hitler.

Yet, one ray of good news in all this is that Donald Trump has already proven he is extraordinarily clever and resilient. He may yet maneuver a way out of this that the globalists did not foresee. After all, Trump survived the Republican primary and the brutal presidential campaign. He has proven that he’s very, very hard to defeat. That may work in our favor as Trump faces the greatest challenge of any President in United States history: the engineered collapse of the nation’s currency and debt.

If Trump can survive all that and still avoid radically expanding the police state powers of the federal government, it will be, simply put, the most extraordinary political victory in our nation’s history… and it would make President Trump the greatest leader our nation has known since George Washington.

Can he succeed in all this? I can’t predict that yet. There aren’t enough data points to plan that far ahead. But whether he succeeds or fails, 2017 is the year you’d better be ready to survive the most radical and unpredictable scenarios ever considered.

Stay informed at Natural News, where our intelligent analysis is obviously vastly more informed than anything you’ll ever see from the fakestream media.

 

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Obama’s legacy of debt and disease: National debt doubles in just eight years while 10.7 million more Americans now on food stamps to buy cancer-causing junk foods /nationaldebt/2016-12-28-obama-legacy-of-debt-and-disease-national-debt-americans-food-stamps-cancer-junk-foods.html Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/nationaldebt/2016-12-28-obama-legacy-of-debt-and-disease-national-debt-americans-food-stamps-cancer-junk-foods.html For the last eight years, Barack Obama has functioned as a kind of “sleeper cell,” achieving a number of devastating milestones of destruction against America that eerily parallel the strategies of nation-crushing subversion mapped out by the Soviet KGB (see video below). Apparently mirroring Yuri Bezmenov’s described subversion plan with careful precision, President Obama has doubled America’s national debt and thrust 10.7 million more people onto food stamps… all in just eight years… all while subverting the culture, education, law enforcement and religion.

“President Barack Obama added roughly $7.917 to America’s national debt, which amounts to a 68 percent increase from the $11.657 trillion debt level President George W. Bush accrued by the end of his presidency,” reports Breitbart News.

Tragically, this sort of irresponsible debt spending is exactly what Obama ran in opposition to during his 2008 campaign:

While he was running for president, Obama criticized President Bush’s deficit spending, calling it “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic.” Obama said at a presidential campaign event on July 3, 2008:

“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents — 43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome. So we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.”

Obama, with what will be nearly $8 trillion tacked on to the national debt, has added by far more to the U.S. debt than any president in history.

You will not be the least bit surprised to learn that almost no one on the left has criticized Obama for his out-of-control debt spending. According to the left-wing media, debt spending is always good as long as it results in bigger government.

10.7 million more Americans now on food stamps, using government money to buy disease-promoting junk foods

In the “nothing is quite as stupid as Big Government” category, President Obama has also managed to put another 10.7 million Americans on food stamps. “The number of food stamps recipients went up by 10.7 million people, a 32 percent jump, since President Obama took office in 2009, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture (USDA),” reports Breitbart.

“The cost of food stamps to taxpayers also increased over the time Obama was in office.  As of 2009, all food stamp recipients received up to $50.3 billion in benefits.  As of 2016, that number has increased to $66.6 billion, an estimated increase of $16.3 billion,” says the article.

Keep in mind that food stamps can be used by buy processed junk food that promotes cancer and diabetes, both of which cost the government even more money on long-term “sick care” expenditures. In effect, Obama is making sure America’s long-term health care costs will skyrocket by handing out more money so that left-wing voters can eat themselves into chronic degenerative disease. Once again, it’s all perfectly aligned with the Soviet KGB plan (see video below).

As KGB propagandist Yuri Bezmenov explains:

The highest art of warfare is not to fight at all… but to subvert anything of value in the country of your enemy until such time that the perception of reality of your enemy is screwed up to such an extent that he does not perceive you as an enemy, and that your system, your civilization and your ambitions look to your enemy as an alternative, if not desirable then at least feasible. That’s the ultimate purpose, the final stage of subversion, after which you can simply take your enemy without a single shot being fired.

Politically speaking, this is all widely considered an “achievement” on the left, whose very existence depends on keeping the voters trapped in a cycle of poverty and government dependence.

While Republicans would consider it a victory to get people off food stamps and back on their own two feet, Democrats measure success by increases in government dependence. “Equality” means making sure everyone is equally oppressed to the point of systemic poverty, from which the left-wing politicians promise more “benefits” if ignorant Americans will elect them into power. This is all designed to push America toward accepting the philosophy of communism.

The KGB couldn’t have done a better job of subverting America

If you consider his real-world actions, it looks a lot like Obama is a “sleeper cell” agent working against America. Yes, even his birth certificate document has been proven to be fraudulent, according to a comprehensive recent analysis.

Via WND.com:

A years-long forensics investigation into the computer image of the long-form Hawaiian birth certificate image that Barack Obama released during a White House news conference during his first term and presented to the American people as an official government document concluded it is “fake.”

Now, what has been described as the only official law enforcement investigation ever done into the Obama birth certificate, ordered by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, has concluded it is “not authentic.”

The sheriff’s video said there were nine images on the Obama birth certificate that appear to be identical to, and copied from, another birth certificate issued in Hawaii just days after his birth.

That certificate belongs to Johanna Ah’nee.

The copied items include the word “Honolulu,” “Oahu” twice, three different Xs. Their identical nature raised serious questions since they would have been applied to original documents by moving a typewriter carriage and roller at the time, a left date stamp and a right date stamp.

One of the experts who assisted in the investigation was Reed Hayes, a court-qualified handwriting and document examiner, who runs a business in Hawaii. He is on the board of the Scientific Association of Forensic Examiners and has been in business nearly 40 years.

“We had two experts from two countries in separate disciplines of forensics that came to one conclusion: Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate it not authentic,” the report said.

Watch this KGB subversion video to learn more about Obama’s tactics for subverting America

From the video (below):

“The highest art of warfare is not to fight at all… but to subvert anything of value in the country of your enemy until such time that the perception of reality of your enemy is screwed up to such an extent that he does not perceive you as an enemy, and that your system, your civilization and your ambitions look to your enemy as an alternative, if not desirable then at least feasible. That’s the ultimate purpose, the final stage of subversion, after which you can simply take your enemy without a single shot being fired.”

* Espionage only occupies 10 – 15% of time, money and manpower activites of the KGB.

* The other 85% of the KGB activity is subversion.

* The aim is to destroy the country of your enemy.

* Subversion activity is overt and easily observable.

* According to western laws, subversion is not a crime.

* Subverters are exchange students, diplomats, actors…

* Subversion is a two-way activity. The enemy must be willing to be subverted.

* You cannot subvert the Soviet Union because the borders are closed.

* Subversion can only be successful when the agent of subversion has a responsive target.

* The USA is a “receptive target” of subversion.

* Sun-Tzu was the first expert in subversion in ancient China.

* He said it is inefficient to fight on the battlefield.

* The basics of subversion are taught to every student of the KGB in the USSR.

THE FOUR STAGES OF SUBVERSION

  1. Demoralization. Takes 15 – 20 years to demoralize a society. It includes influencing (infiltration, propaganda, etc.) of various areas where public opinion is shaped: Religion, educational system, social life, administration, law enforcement systems, military and labor-employer relations. Exploit the people within the society who are ideologically opposed to the system. Use small groups of agents from foreign nations. Distract people from real faith and replace it with artificial faiths in other systems.

In education, distract them from learning something constructive, pragmatic and efficient. Instead of mathematics, chemistry, history, teach them sexuality, home economy, anything to distract.

In social life, replace traditionally established institutions with fake organizations. Take away the initiative from people, take away the natural links between individuals and replace them with bureaucratically controlled systems. Establish social workers’ institutions ruled by bureaucracy. Eliminate the family and replace the main concern with the paycheck from the government.

In government, replace elected officials with unelected bureaucrats who control the people.

In the major media like the New York Times, you don’t have to be an excellent journalist. You have to be exactly a mediocre journalist.

For power structure: It is slowly eroded by those who do not have qualifications nor the will of the people.

Law enforcement: Put into place a slow substitution of basic moral principles, where someone who used to be a criminal is now considered a victim.

Labor relations: Destroy the traditionally established links of bargaining between employer and employee. Obedient workers follow their leaders.

Learn more by watching the full lecture here:

 

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Debt collapse ‘perfect storm’ shaping up that will almost instantly wipe out pension funds nationwide /nationaldebt/2016-12-21-debt-collapse-perfect-storm-shaping-up-that-will-almost-instantly-wipe-out-pension-funds-nationwide.html Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/nationaldebt/2016-12-21-debt-collapse-perfect-storm-shaping-up-that-will-almost-instantly-wipe-out-pension-funds-nationwide.html There is a “perfect storm” of events shaping up that will take most Americans by surprise – especially those who paid into, and now rely on, a pension to help make ends meet after retirement.

Unbeknownst to most people, pension funds in the United States are grossly underfunded. In fact, according to The Financial Times, academic research has determined that the collective funding shortfall for all U.S. public pension funds combined is three times larger than official figures indicate – and it’s getting bigger.

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said that for years it has been clear “that many cities and states are critically underfunding their pension programs and hiding the fiscal holes with accounting tricks.” In fact, the city of Dallas just moved to freeze withdrawals from its fire and police pension funds because they are billions of dollars in the hole.

Nunes introduced legislation in the House in November to reform how public pension plans report their figures to the general public. He said that when the funds become insolvent, “they will create problems so disastrous that the fund officials assume the federal government will have to bail them out.”

‘Five or 10 years out there will be major failures

In other words, taxpayers will be on the hook to pay for something they never contributed to, had nothing to do with setting up and had no role in managing, via elected representatives. In fact, Congress has already considered this as a real option.

Already, major pension shortfalls have played a huge role in driving a number of large American cities to bankruptcy. These include Detroit, the biggest of them all, as well as San Bernardino, Calif., and others. Many fear that cities, too, will soon become insolvent because their pension plans are far too generous for the amount of funding they bring in.

“The pension problems are threatening to consume state and local budgets in the absence of some major changes,” said Joshua Rauh, a senior fellow of finance at the Hoover Institute, a think tank, and finance professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, who helped conduct the study.

He noted further that it’s very likely that over the next five to 10 years there will be many more pension-related citywide bankruptcies.

Again, it’s very probable that most Americans have no idea this financial tsunami is coming. But it is, just the same, and when it strikes, it could affect tens of millions of people.

In fact, as reported by Project Chesapeake, the pension debt bubble, when it bursts, is liable to overwhelm most Americans and send their standard of living spiraling down to levels last seen during the Great Depression.

Some financial observers and analysts, despite the recent meteoric rise of the U.S. stock market, believe that the country is headed for an era of super depression – meaning poverty would be even more widespread than after the stock market collapse in 1929. That’s because the larger the debt cycle is, the bigger the subsequent depression when the bottom falls out.

One giant Venezuela

Then, more than simply public pensions will be drained. Government benefit programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will also be emptied, as the government – already $20 trillion in debt (about $10 trillion of which was added just during the Obama administration) – will simply be unable to raise enough money to fund all of its obligations. It can’t simply print more because boosting the money supply will simply lead to more inflation and make the dollar worth even less.

So, in essence, the federal government is in much the same shape as local cities and entire states. Over the decades, pandering politicians seeking votes have made promises to the masses that the country can no longer keep, financially speaking. When you don’t have the money to pay out benefits, the only way to get it is from the people. This would take massive new tax increases, but these would come even as tens of millions of Americans lost their savings and their pension incomes, leaving them with nothing. So what would be left to tax?

The “rich” will become a favorite target (they already are), but Congress can return to that well only so many times. Eventually the rich will take their possessions and their wealth and leave the country.

Between the failing public pensions and the massive U.S. national debt, America will change dramatically, and almost overnight, going from an easy-credit, debt-ridden society to one that is completely broke, which will greatly diminish our status in the world.

We’ll become one giant Venezuela.

Sources:

FT.com

WFAA.com

ALEC.org

ProjectChesapeake.WordPress.com

CNBC.com

NaturalNews.com

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Obama leaves Trump a broken economy that’s $20 trillion in debt, 95 million out of work /nationaldebt/2016-12-19-obama-leaves-trump-a-broken-economy-thats-20-trillion-in-debt-95-million-out-of-work.html Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/nationaldebt/2016-12-19-obama-leaves-trump-a-broken-economy-thats-20-trillion-in-debt-95-million-out-of-work.html In an attempt to protect the “sacred” reputation of their hero, President Barack Obama, the Regressive Left has started lying about virtually everything. All of his failures are deemed as successes. All of his controversies are ignored as if they never existed in the first place. It’s a dangerous standard they have set, but it isn’t all that surprising.

Now things stand to get even more ridiculous as they are trying to claim that the economy that Obama is leaving behind for President-elect Donald Trump couldn’t be better. Not only could it be better, you’d have a hard time finding a worse economy to leave behind…

Seth Lipsky of The New York Post reports, “The truth is that the Obama years have been among America’s worst for the economy. His eight years will go down in history as the Great Recession, even though for much, even most, of the span, we weren’t technically in a recession.” Lipsky goes on to explain that “the Obama economy failed to prosper even though the Federal Reserve had its pedal to the metal. Its quantitative easing, $2 trillion balance-sheet expansion and zero-interest-rate policy all produced zilch.”

That doesn’t even touch on the Obamacare disaster that Trump will inevitably have to deal with, but this is par for the course for the Regressive Left. They simply ignore facts that don’t support their warped beliefs of how the world is supposed to work. That kind of behavior is precisely what got all of us into this mess and it is what we are all having to suffer the consequences of today.

So why is the mainstream media now championing Obama’s economy? It’s pretty obvious. They’re trying to discredit Donald Trump before he even takes office. If the economy is booming when he leaves, then they’ll claim it was all because of Obama’s brilliance. If it isn’t miraculously fixed overnight, they’ll claim that Trump ruined Obama’s masterpiece. It’s a win-win for them unless you’re willing to look at these situations objectively. If you are, then you’re almost guaranteed to realize that there is something fishy going on in this reporting.

Nobody would want to inherit this kind of economy as president. It’s a complete mess and anyone living in America can see that. Between the insanely high insurance premiums to the high taxes and everything in between, money is an issue for most people in our country — and a lot of that has to do with the Obama administration.

 

Sources:

KingWorldNews.com

BostonGlobe.com

NYPost.com

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The 36-year rise in the Dow has been fueled by a 36-year rise in debt /nationaldebt/2016-11-30-the-36-year-rise-in-the-dow-has-been-fueled-by-a-36-year-rise-in-debt.html Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/nationaldebt/2016-11-30-the-36-year-rise-in-the-dow-has-been-fueled-by-a-36-year-rise-in-debt.html Egon Von Greyers has become legendary for his predictions on quantitative easing, historic moves in currencies, and major global events. He recently spoke about the coming worldwide financial destruction and the devastating effects it will have. According to Greyers, there will be an enormous wealth transfer within the next 5 years. Most will lose 75-90 percent of their wealth, while some will lose all.

There are a few measures that can be taken to protect your fortune. While some successful businesses and investors believe that there was skill involved in building their fortunes, the magnitude of wealth today isn’t due to investment skills at all. The enormous creation of credit and money printing experienced since the creation of the Fed in 1913 has created a global growth in asset values of unparalleled proportions.

Egon Von Greyers predicted that Swiss National bank would experience staggering losses, and that the Fed would also experience massive losses that will destabilize the global financial system. A massive beneficiary of the biggest monetary expansion in human history are stocks. In the early 80’s the Dow was at 850, and today the Dow is currently around 18,870. Since the Dow has risen over 18,000 points in 36 years, we can calculate it at a rise of 9 percent annually since 1981. With a 9 percent annual increase, the index doubles every 8 years. If you invested $10 thousand in 1980, that would have grown to $220,000 in 2016. There’s a reason the stocks have grown so much and it’s because they are fueled by debt.

The recipe for success as a President of the United States is simply to print and borrow money. There is a direct correlation between the increase in US debt and the growth of the stock market. Ronald Reagan was familiar with the secret, he tripled the debt from $900 billion to $2.6 trillion during his tenure as President. Bill Clinton didn’t have to print as much as Reagan for the market to rise, but Bush Jr almost doubled the debt with no success because the market ended lower then where it was 8 years after his inauguration. Obama has doubled the debt and the Dow in line with the longer trend.

Now, we are at the point of diminishing returns which started with George W Bush. The Dow was 10,800 when Bush Jr. took office and has seen a 74 percent increase since, but that 74 percent increase came at the expense of a 250 percent increase in debt. This spells trouble for Donald Trump, who will have to print an absurd amount of money to keep up with the increases in the stock market. The Dow is at record levels with a price to earnings ratio over 20, and corporate profits are falling. It will be virtually impossible for Trump to achieve a higher Dow, and just as hard for him to be re-elected due to the present high level of the stock market combined with record debt. It is much easier to become president in a weak economy with a weak market.

Since 1981, the Dow has seen a 22 times increase. The world is experiencing a historical asset and credit bubble of unprecedented proportions. An implosion of debt could see the Dow falling 90 percent, like it did from 1929-1932. It’s not unlikely that we will see the biggest money printing experiment in history by the central banks worldwide, in a futile attempt to save the financial system and world economy. This could lead to the Dow reaching much higher levels in nominal or hyper-inflationary terms.

If we measure the Dow against gold, the Dow, gold ratio peaked in 1999 and is now in a downtrend. They were last equally proportionate in 1980 when the Dow was 850 and gold was $850. When they meet again at a 1:1 ratio, it will involve a catastrophic loss of real capital for a stock market investor.

Sources:

KingWorldNews.com

FinancialSense.com

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