Archive for June, 2011

Yaron Brook On The Deficit and National Debt–Videos

Posted on June 13, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Business, Communications, Economics, Farming, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, government, government spending, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Monetary Policy, People, Philosophy, Politics, Raves, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , |

Yaron Brook at Babson College

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Yaron Brook–Videos

Yaron Brook On Capitalism and Atlas Shrugged–Videos

John Galt Speech From Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged–Videos

Ayn Rand–Videos

Ayn Rand: A Sense Of Life–Videos

The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged and The Ideas of Ayn Rand

Jennifer Burns–Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right–Videos

Anne C. Heller–Ayn Rand And The World She Made–Videos

John Stossel On Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand’s Howard Roark–Individualist–Replies To Barack Obama–Collectivist–Videos

WordPress Is At It Again In Censoring Posts–This Time On The April 15, 2011 Opening Of Atlas Shrugged Movie and March On Washington D.C.–Videos

Atlas Shrugged Part 1 Opens April 15, 2011–See The Movie and March On Washington D.C. For Tea Party Rally On April 15!–Videos

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Obama Is The Bump In The Road–Videos

Posted on June 13, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Economics, Employment, Fiscal Policy, government, government spending, Law, liberty, Life, Links, Music, People, Politics, Rants, Strategy, Talk Radio, Video, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , |

Obama disses Jeep Wrangler, callls jobless rate bump in road

 

Barack Obama’s ‘Beast’ gets stuck on a speed bump as the US embassy

 

Barack Obama’s limousine “The Beast” stuck in Dublin

 

A Bump In The Road

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Freedom Jamboree–The Plan To Save The United States of America–Presidential Caucus, Straw Poll, & Music Fest–Videos

Posted on June 13, 2011. Filed under: American History, Blogroll, Communications, Culture, Diasters, Economics, Federal Government, government, government spending, history, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Music, People, Philosophy, Raves, Strategy, Talk Radio, Video, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , |

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
~President  Calvin Coolidge

 

Freedom Jamboree

 

Freedom Jamboree – Tea Party Featurette

 

Freedom Jamboree – Behind The Jamboree – Rick Haven

 

William Temple on Freedom Jamboree

 

Time: September 28, 2011 at 6am to October 2, 2011 at 7pm
Location: The Woodlands Racetrack, Kansas City, KS
Street: 9600 Leavenworth Road
City/Town: Kansas City, KS

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/xn/detail/2482704:Event:113887?xg_source=activity

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 JOIN or DIE Last year I commented that if the Tea Party movement was to remain a viable and powerful political force, it would have to maintain its momentum on the “national” level by keeping a consistent face before the nation, the media, and both parties.  To maintain that momentum, and not lose its cutting edge, the Tea Parties could not afford to simply lie back and wait until 2012 to try to revive their vigor, or watch as its parts were being reabsorbed into the establishment party, or simply dissolved for lack of focus.

Just as Franklin warned the thirteen colonies, through his famous political cartoon, “JOIN or DIE” during the French and Indian War, that if they persisted in acting independently, remained self-absorbed, and refused to work together, the French and Indians would systematically isolate and defeat them one at a time.  Acting in time collectively, not reacting individually was the pressing concern.

Such is the case here and now in 2011 with our movement.  We have won “round one” after two long years of action.  It was long and exhausting, but we won it decisively just the same!  We came together in the center of the ring and didn’t hold back.  We stood toe to toe, and out boxed our big-government opponent at every level: federal, state, and local.  It wasn’t a total knockout, but it was a startling comeback for those of us that had been counted out after the Obama enthronement. 

The challenge for us now is whether we sit in our corner on the bench and let the Unions, the left wing talking heads, and their establishment cronies jump around in the center of the ring, grabbing the lap-dog media focus, with their hands held high in the air, like victors.  When all we have to do is come out at the bell swinging like we did before in 2009.  If we do, “round two” is ours, and we will have big government on the ropes at round three, when we finish him with a TKO in 2012.  But that requires a “unified” poised Tea Party boxer in 2011.  Are you all punched out?

“Round two” is this Fall in Kansas City at the Woodlands Racetrack.  That’s where we show up in the center of the ring with all our Tea Party boxers from all over the country: candidates, speakers, performers, and most importantly, our Tea Parties and 9.12 groups en mass. That is where we give them the next black eye. 

Except you see, they don’t see you coming out like you did in the last two years.  No big march on Washington this year.  They are still afraid of you, but they are hoping you threw your best punches already.  They think you might be finished.  Are you? 
We don’t need another version of the 300 Spartans in 2012, because of inaction on our part in 2011.  (Makes for a great movie, but the ending is always the same.)  No, what we need is Gen.Washington at Yorktown; with our enemy surrounded at the ballot box, and forced to surrender.  That’s what I’m talking about in 2012!  And that won’t happen if we don’t exercise our collective strength this year.

Now, if we don’t show up “this” year in 2011, that means that we are still sitting on our collective bench in the corner, looking around for the “other guy” to get up and go finish the job, while we rest on our laurels.  Some will get out there, but it will only be a part of the Tea Party boxer that we need.  If we “all” don’t answer the bell together this Fall, like we did massively in 2009, and again in November 2010, then we will be counted out in 2012.  We will have let our opponent revive and recover, unify his boxer, and dance around us for who knows how many rounds.

The national debt clock is still ticking up.  The federal government is still the only part of our economy that is hiring and growing.  If we cannot even trim $61 billion from a $trillion plus budget, or have our newly elected Republican Congress hold the line on the national debt ceiling, why would we now want to go back to our fifty state Tea Party corners and fan ourselves for “twenty” months, waiting until the bell sounds in 2012 before we take another national swing?  That’s an eternity in politics.  Are we going to concede the national stage for that long?  Are we going to let Washington, the media, and the Unions hold center ring until then?

So my question is this?  Will you meet in the center ring in Kansas City this year Tea Parties, or will you throw in the towel?  And if not Freedom Jamboree this Fall, where?  Our opponents are resting, regrouping, and hoping you won’t come out of your corner the way you did in 2009.

This fight is not over, but it is winnable if we just don’t give up or lose heart.  Want to flex your muscles, and show our strength and resolve to America?  Then as Franklin put it, “JOIN or DIE.”  It’s time to finish the job we started, and get a knockout in 2012.

If you want to know more about our national Tea Party Convention in Kansas City go to: www.freedomjamboree.com
. Help spread the word!
 William Temple
Chairman, Freedom Jamboree

 

Background Articles and Videos

TerriLois Gregory on The History of Kansas City

 

 

 

William Temple, Freedom Jamboree on the Debt Ceiling

 

Joseph Farah, World Net Daily, Debt Ceiling

 

Daniel J. Mitchell On Balancing The Budget

 

Brian Wesbury, FT Advisors, Debt Ceiling

 

C.L. Bryant, Freedom Jamboree, Debt Ceiling

 

Bob Vander Plaats, Family Leader, Debt Ceiling and Leadership

Charles “CW” WrightFreedomJamboreePart 1 of 4

Charles “CW” WrightFreedomJamboreePart 2 of 4

Charles “CW” WrightFreedomJamboreePart 3 of 4

Charles “CW” WrightFreedomJamboreePart 4 of 4

Ken Cousens Freedom Jamboree Part 1 of 4

Ken Cousens Freedom Jamboree Part 2 of 4

Ken Cousens Freedom Jamboree Part 3 of 4

Ken Cousens Freedom Jamboree Part 4 of 4

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Herman Cain Wakes Up Sleeping Americans On The Glenn Beck Show–Videos

Posted on June 13, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Glenn Beck -6/8/2011- An Hour With Herman Cain Part 1

 

Glenn Beck -6/8/2011- An Hour With Herman Cain Part 2

 

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Herman Cain–The Tea Party Movement Candidate–Running On Cutting Spending, Opposing Higher Debt Ceiling, Enforcing Immigration Laws, Defunding Planned Parenthood, Nominating Pro Life Judges, And Passing The FairTax–Common Sense Solutions!–Videos

 

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Operation Crossbow–Videos

Posted on June 10, 2011. Filed under: American History, Blogroll, Communications, Economics, European History, history, liberty, Life, Links, People, Philosophy, Politics, Raves, Technology, Video, War, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , |

“…BBC’s “Operation Crossbow” (How 3D helped destroy Hitler’s V-weapons). Documentary telling the little-known story about how the Allies used 3D photographs to thwart the Nazis’ super-weapons, Vergeltungswaffen, before they could devastate Britain.

The heroic tales of World War II are legendary, but Operation Crossbow is a little known story that deserves to join the hall of fame: how the Allies used 3D photos to thwart the Nazis’ weapons of mass destruction before they could obliterate Britain.

This film brings together the heroic Spitfire pilots who took the photographs and the brilliant minds of RAF Medmenham that made sense of the jigsaw of clues hidden in the photos. Hitler was pumping a fortune into his new-fangled V weapons in the hope they could win him the war. But Medmenham had a secret weapon of its own, a simple stereoscope which brought to life every contour of the enemy landscape in perfect 3D.

The devil was truly in the detail and, together with extraordinary personal testimonies, the film uses modern computer graphics on the original wartime photographs to show just how the photo interpreters were able to uncover Hitler’s nastiest secrets. …”

BBC “Operation Crossbow” [1/4]

 

BBC “Operation Crossbow” [2/4]

 

BBC “Operation Crossbow” [3/4]

 

BBC “Operation Crossbow” [4/4]

Background Articles and Videos

The V 1 Rocket 1942 : World War Two Footage

British 3.7 inch flak versus the V1 rocket

WW II : RARE COLOR FILM : NAZI V2 ROCKET FACILITY

 

Operation Crossbow

“…Crossbow was the code name of the World War II campaign of Anglo-American “operations against all phases of the German long-range weapons programme—operations against research and development of the weapons, their manufacture, transportation and their launching sites, and against missiles in flight”.[2]:7 The original 1943[10]:149 code name Bodyline was replaced with Crossbow on November 15, 1943.[11]:4 Post-war, Crossbow operations became known as Operation Crossbow as early as 1962,[12] particularly following the 1965 film Operation Crossbow. …”

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

 

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The Gathering Storm–Videos

Into the Storm–Videos

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The Gathering Storm–Videos

Posted on June 9, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Economics, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Raves, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , |

The Gathering Storm (part 1)

 

The Gathering Storm (part 2)

 

The Gathering Storm (part 3)

 

The Gathering Storm (part 4)

 

The Gathering Storm (part 5)

 

The Gathering Storm (part 6)

 

The Gathering Storm (part 7)

 

The Gathering Storm (part 8)

 

The Gathering Storm (part 9)

 

The Gathering Storm (part 10)

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Into the Storm–Videos

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Into the Storm–Videos

Posted on June 8, 2011. Filed under: American History, Blogroll, Communications, Demographics, Diasters, Economics, Education, European History, Films, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy, government, history, Language, Law, liberty, Life, People, Philosophy, Politics, Raves, Security, Strategy, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , |

Into the Storm (part 1)

 

Into the Storm (part 2)

 

Into the Storm (part 3)

 

Into the Storm (part 4)

 

Into the Storm (part 5) 

 

Into the Storm (part 6) 

 

Into the Storm (part 7) 

 

Into the Storm (part 8) 

 

Into the Storm (part 9) 

 

Into the Storm (part 10) 

 

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The Gathering Storm–Videos

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A Breach of Public Trust–Hound Dogs–Clinton, Weiner, and Obama–Notorious Habitual Liars–Wake Up–Start A Revolution–Ron Paul–Videos

Posted on June 8, 2011. Filed under: American History, Blogroll, College, Comedy, Communications, Computers, Crime, Culture, Economics, Education, Entertainment, Federal Government, government, government spending, history, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Narcissism, People, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Rants, Raves, Resources, Talk Radio, Taxes, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pronk Pops Show 31:June 8, 2011

Pronk Pops Show 30:June 2, 2011

Pronk Pops Show 29:May 26, 2011

Pronk Pops Show 28:May 18, 2011

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Segment 1: A Breach of Public Trust–Hound Dogs–Clinton, Weiner, and Obama–Notorious Habitual Liars–Wake Up–Start A Revolution–Ron Paul–Videos

Elvis Presley Milton Berle Show 5 Jun 1956: Hound Dog

You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time
You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine

Well they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Yeah they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine

You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time
You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine

[instrumental interlude]

Well they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Yeah they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine

[instrumental interlude]

Well they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Ya know they said you was high-classed
Well, that was just a lie
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine

You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time
You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
You ain’t no friend of mine

Three Hound Dogs Lying All The Time

 

#1 Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton finally tells the truth

“I never told any body to lie, not a single time, never. These allegations are FALSE, and I need to go back to work for the American people.”

~ Bill Clinton

Clinton testify

President Bill Clinton – Statement on Testifying Before Jury

#2 Anthony Weiner

(c) 2011 Diane Grace | The Monitor.

Anthony Weiner’s Twitter Rant [ABC: 5-31-2011]

Rep. Anthony Weiner on Twitter Photo Scandal: ‘I Was Pranked’

Nightline from ABC News: Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Sexting Bombshell

Weiner Admits Kinky Chats – New York Post

Weiner, Wife Expecting Amid Scandal

Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandal: Wife Huma Abedin is Pregnant; Congressman’s X-Rated Photo Leaked

Rep. Anthony Weiner Scandal: Meagan Broussard,

Rep. Anthony Weiner Photos Scandal: Ann Coulter Weighs In On ‘GMA’ (06.06.11)

Rep. Anthony Weiner: ‘Weinergate’ Scandal Continues as Congressional Allies Call for Resignation

Anthony Weiner’s a Punk…

#3 Barack Obama

Obama, Which One Did You Vote For?

Mark Shields on Obama and public financing

Is Obamas a habitual liar

Obama’s Financing Flip-Flop? msnbc

7 Lies In Under 2 Minutes (obama lies)

Barack Obama on Lobbyists and His Campaign

Obama Already Breaking Promises On No Lobbyists In Administration

Jack Cafferty Rips Obama on Failed Openness Pledge: ‘Just Another Lie Told for Political Expediency’

Cafferty Slams Obama and Dems For Their Response To Arizona Immigration Law Video

Barack Obama Is A Liar

Obama the Liar

Is Barack Obama a Liar…

Rare speech by George Carlin: Politicians and Words

Ron Paul

Ron Paul on Freedom Watch June 7th 2011

 

Ron Paul on Runaway Government Spending

We Need an American President…

Revolution Aimee Allen Revolution Song For Ron Paul

Background Articles and Videos

The Best of Anthony Weiner

Bill Clinton Bids Farwell To White House Press Corps

Anthony Weiner KILLS At Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner

President Obama at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

 

Top Five Clinton Lies for the Media to Ponder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5MlR1PQ1N4&feature=related

OBAMA BRANDED BILL CLINTON A ‘LIAR’ DURING ’08 CAMPAIGN

“…The bitter rift that developed between Barack Obama when he was running for president last year and Bill and Hillary Clinton was one mean fight.

In the new book, “Renegade, The Making of a President,” by former Newsweek reporter Richard Wolffe, President Obama — then in the midst of a tight Democratic primary battle with Hillary — accused the former president of being a “bald-faced liar” and a “loose canon.”

Obama also said Bill Clinton was potentially “too much of a liability” when he was trying to decide whether to add Hillary to his White House team once he won the party’s nomination.

“We had to figure out how to deal with a former president who was just lying, engaging in bald-faced lies,” Obama explained to Wolffe.

When the then-candidate was asked if Bill Clinton had gotten into his head after staunchly campaigning for his wife, he admitted, “Yes, but I got into his.”

Bill Clinton and the Obama team got into it after the former president said the former Illinois senator had won the South Carolina primary because he was black — downplaying its significance by noting that Jesse Jackson had won the same state back in 1984 and 1988.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/item_AP9zCKRN8DAdB0CzxK5YpL#ixzz1OhXSEf00

Anthony Weiner’s Semantic Satiation

The sexting doesn’t bother me. The copious apologies on top of the pile of lies do.

By Jack Shafer

“…When lies fail to stop the bleeding, the only thing that will remove a politician from scandal is a New York televised press conference in which he tells the truth, lots of truth, ample truth, excessive truth, and then still more truth until the reporters start to become dehydrated, the camera batteries start to fail, the Klieg lights finally burn out, and the Arctic’s melting glaciers inundate the island of Manhattan, and then just keeps on talking until every reporter, every constituent, and every viewer has expired from boredom.

That appears to have been Rep. Anthony Weiner’s plan this afternoon as he took the podium at the Sheraton Hotel to apologize and apologize again for having used Twitter and Facebook to get cyber-sexy with six women over the past three years. He called his behavior, including his many lies about claiming he’d been hacked, “a terrible mistake.” He said he was sorry so many times that his utterances reached the point of semantic satiation—completely bled of meaning and heard only as strange repetitive sounds. …”

http://www.slate.com/id/2296409/

More Democrats Calling for Weiner to Resign

By Billy House

“…Among those calling on Wednesday for the seven-term congressman to resign for his tawdry online antics is Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa., a party leader by virtue of her role in heading up candidate recruitment for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

“Having the respect of your constituents is fundamental for a member of Congress. In light of Anthony Weiner’s offensive behavior online, he should resign,” said Schwartz, in a statement.

Published reports in Maine on Wednesday have Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, also saying that stepping down is probably what’s best for Weiner’s family.

Additionally, Reps. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., Mike Ross, D-Ark., and Larry Kissell, D-N.C., as also calling for Weiner to leave his congressional seat. And Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., also is urging Weiner to step down, saying in a release that his actions have disgraced Congress. …”

http://www.nationaljournal.com/more-democrats-calling-for-weiner-to-resign-20110608

Exposing The Lies of those Around President Barack Obama

http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies

Obama’s Top 100 verified undisputed factual list of Lies!

http://redblueamerica.com/blog/2008-08-06/obamas-top-100-verified-undisputed-factual-list-lies-4098

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ENTJ–Know Thyself–This above all: to thine own self be true–Videos

Posted on June 7, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Communications, Culture, Demographics, Economics, Education, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Raves, Science, Security, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

UPDATED September 8, 2013

Polonius:
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!

~William Shakespeare, Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 78–82 

ENTJ – The Executives

ENTJ – Communication

ENTJ: The Fieldmarshal

Tammy Bruce (ENTJ Example) on Political Background & Election

ENTJ Personality Description

ENTJ vs ESTJ

Rationals, Part 1: An Overview

Rationals: Part 2, Rationals and Relationships

Rationals: Pt 3 Childhood, Adulthood, & Leadership

Bill Gates: INTP or ENTJ?

Myers Briggs in Brief – ENTJ – Ari Gold

Entourage – The VERY BEST of ARI GOLD

Entourage – Ari Gold gets fired

 

Portrait of an ENTJ  -Introduction 1/7

ENTJohn -Function & Childhood 2/7

ENTJohn  -Natural Propensities 3/7

ENTJohn  -Social Interaction 4/7

ENTJohn  -Learning & Leadership 5/7

ENTJohn  -Love & Relationships 6/7

ENTJohn  -Conclusion 7/7

ENTJ – How to Spot an NT

ENTJ – Dominant Te

ENTJ – Auxiliary Ni

J the ENTJ

“The Psychology Of Personality Types” – Eben Pagan & Wyatt Woodsmall

MBTI

 http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/thine-own-self-true

Using the MBTI for Leadership Development

Free Fast Online Myers-Briggs test.

http://haleonline.com/psychtest/

MBTI Extraversion and Introversion Training Clip

MBTI Sensing and Intuition Training Clip

MBTI Thinking and and Feeling Training Clip

MBTI How Judgers and Perceivers Approach Goals

Myers Briggs – Extraversion & Introversion (Part 1 of 2)

Myers Briggs – Extraversion & Introversion (Part 2 of 2)

Myers Briggs – Sensing & Intuition

Myers Briggs Thinking & Feeling, Judging & Perceiving (Part 1 of 2)

Myers Briggs Thinking & Feeling, Judging & Perceiving (Part 2 of 2)

Extrovert vs Introvert, MBTI basics

ENTJ Cracking the Personality Type Code

ENTJ – The Executives

What is a Personality Test

How to Answer the Personality Questionnaire

Extraversion and Introversion

 

Task and Feeling Preferences

An ENTJ Into The Storm Trailer

ENTJ Personality Type

Personality Types And Changing The World: Eben Pagan

ENTJ

ENTJ (extraversion, intuition, thinking, judgment) is an abbreviation used in the publications of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to refer to one of sixteen personality types.[1] The MBTI assessment was developed from the work of prominent psychiatrist Carl G. Jung in his book Psychological Types, which proposed a psychological typology based on his theories of cognitive functions.

From Jung’s work, others developed psychological typologies. Jungian personality assessments include the MBTI assessment, developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Cook Briggs, and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, developed by David Keirsey. Keirsey referred to ENTJs as Fieldmarshals, one of the four types belonging to the temperament he called the Rationals.

ENTJs are among the rarest of types, accounting for about 2–5% of those who are formally tested.[2][3] They tend to be self-driven, motivating, energetic, assertive, confident, and competitive. They generally take a big-picture view and build a long-term strategy. They typically know what they want and may mobilize others to help them attain their goals. ENTJs are often sought out as leaders due to an innate ability to direct groups of people. Unusually influential and organized, they may sometimes judge others by their own tough standards, failing to take personal needs into account.[4]

The MBTI instrument

The MBTI preferences indicate the differences in people based on the following:[4]

  • How they focus their attention or get their energy (extraversion or introversion)
  • How they perceive or take in information (sensing or intuition)
  • How they prefer to make decisions (thinking or feeling)
  • How they orient themselves to the external world (judgment or perception)

By using their preference in each of these areas, people develop what Jung and Myers called psychological type. This underlying personality pattern results from the dynamic interaction of their four preferences, in conjunction with environmental influences and their own individual tendencies. People are likely to develop behaviors, skills, and attitudes based on their particular type. Each personality type has its own potential strengths as well as areas that offer opportunities for growth.

The MBTI tool consists of multiple choice questions that sort respondents on the basis of the four “dichotomies” (pairs of psychological opposites). Sixteen different outcomes are possible, each identified by its own four-letter code, referred to by initial letters. (N is used for iNtuition, since I is used for Introversion). The MBTI is approximately 75% accurate according to its own manual.[5]

  • E – Extraversion preferred to introversion: ENTJs often feel motivated by their interaction with people. They tend to enjoy a wide circle of acquaintances, and they gain energy in social situations (whereas introverts expend energy).[6]
  • N – Intuition preferred to sensing: ENTJs tend to be more abstract than concrete. They focus their attention on the big picture rather than the details, and on future possibilities rather than immediate realities.[7] They tend to focus on the final product rather than the current task.
  • T – Thinking preferred to feeling: ENTJs tend to value objective criteria above personal preference. When making decisions, they generally give more weight to logic than to social considerations.[8]
  • J – Judgment preferred to perception: ENTJs tend to plan their activities and make decisions early. They derive a sense of control through predictability, which to perceptive types may seem limiting.[9] ENTJs often try to predict outcomes and plan accordingly.

 ENTJ characteristics

ENTJs have a natural tendency to marshal and direct. This may be expressed with the charm and finesse of a world leader or with the insensitivity of a cult leader. The ENTJ requires little encouragement to make a plan. One ENTJ put it this way… “I make these little plans that really don’t have any importance to anyone else, and then feel compelled to carry them out.” While “compelled” may not describe ENTJs as a group, nevertheless the bent to plan creatively and to make those plans reality is a common theme for NJ types. [11]

ENTJs focus on the most efficient and organized means of performing a task. This quality, along with their goal orientation, often makes ENTJs superior leaders, both realistic and visionary in implementing a long-term plan. ENTJs tend to be fiercely independent in their decision making, having a strong will that insulates them against external influence. Generally highly competent, ENTJs analyze and structure the world around them in a logical and rational way. Due to this straightforward way of thinking, ENTJs tend to have the greatest difficulty of all the types in applying subjective considerations and emotional values into the decision-making process.

ENTJs often excel in business and other areas that require systems analysis, original thinking, and an economically savvy mind. They are dynamic and pragmatic problem solvers. They tend to have a high degree of confidence in their own abilities, making them assertive and outspoken. In their dealings with others, they are generally outgoing, charismatic, fair-minded, and unaffected by conflict or criticism. However, these qualities can make ENTJs appear arrogant, insensitive, and confrontational. They can overwhelm others with their energy, intelligence, and desire to order the world according to their own vision. As a result, they may seem intimidating, hasty, and controlling.

ENTJs tend to cultivate their personal power. They often end up taking charge of a situation that seems (to their mind, at least) to be out of control, or that can otherwise be improved upon and strengthened. They strive to learn new things, which helps them become resourceful problem-solvers. However, since ENTJs rely on provable facts, they may find subjective issues pointless. ENTJs appear to take a tough approach to emotional or personal issues, and so can be viewed as aloof and insensitive. In situations requiring feeling and value judgments, ENTJs are well served to seek the advice of a trusted Feeling type.

When striving toward a goal, ENTJs often put personal needs aside until the work is done (and may expect others to do the same).[12] For this reason, ENTJs may be considered self-sacrificing by some,[citation needed] but “cold and heartless”[8] by others, especially those who prefer Feeling.

 Notable ENTJs

According to David Keirsey, based on observations of behavior, notable ENTJs might include Napoleon Bonaparte, Margaret Thatcher, Golda Meir,and Bill Gates.[2] For a more complete list, see Notable Fieldmarshals.

 Correlation with Enneatype

According to Baron and Wagele, the most common Enneatypes for ENTJs are Achievers (Three), Skeptics (Six, also known as The Loyalist) and Asserters (Eight, also known as The Challenger).[13]

Cognitive functions

Drawing upon Jungian theory, Isabel Myers proposed that for each personality type, the cognitive functions (sensing, intuition, thinking, and feeling) form a hierarchy. This hierarchy represents the person’s so-called default pattern of behavior.

The Dominant function is the personality type’s preferred role, the one they feel most comfortable with. The secondary Auxiliary function serves to support and expand on the Dominant function. If the Dominant is an information gathering function (sensing or intuition), the Auxiliary is a decision making function (thinking or feeling), and vice versa. The Tertiary function is less developed than the Dominant and Auxiliary, but it matures over time, rounding out the person’s abilities. The Inferior function is the personality type’s Achilles’ heel. This is the function they are least comfortable with. Like the Tertiary, the Inferior function strengthens with maturity.[14]

Jung and Myers considered the attitude of the Auxiliary, Tertiary, and Inferior functions to be the opposite of the Dominant. In this interpretation, if the Dominant function is extraverted, then the other three are introverted, and vice versa. However, many modern practitioners hold that the attitude of the Tertiary function is the same as the Dominant.[5] Using the more modern interpretation, the cognitive functions of the ENTJ are as follows:[14]

Dominant: Extraverted thinking (Te)

Te organizes and schedules ideas and the environment to ensure the efficient, productive pursuit of objectives. Te seeks logical explanations for actions, events, and conclusions, looking for faulty reasoning and lapses in sequence. [15]

Te is the most developed function for ENTJs. Te involves ordering, structuring, specifying, and applying logic to situations. ENTJs tend to be endowed with strong organizational and coordination skills. Te is also focused on performing a task in the most efficient and productive manner, which generally gives ENTJs the ability to direct and marshal their environment according to work-specific needs. Further, Te contributes to the ENTJs’ ability to accumulate relevant data while analyzing that data for factual accuracies and impersonal applications.

Auxiliary: Introverted intuition (Ni)

Attracted to symbolic actions or devices, Ni synthesizes seeming paradoxes to create the previously unimagined. These realizations come with a certainty that demands action to fulfill a new vision of the future, solutions that may include complex systems or universal truths. [16]

Ni allows ENTJs to process information and events through impressions, possibilities, and meanings, thereby helping provide ENTJs with a sense of the future. Ni contributes to the ability to grasp patterns and plans. Complex, generalized information is processed through Ni to add clarity and check for imperfections. Ni supports Te in ENTJs’ pursuit of goals; ENTJs use Ni to improve a situation to make it more useful to themselves.

 Tertiary: Extraverted sensing (Se)

Se focuses on the experiences and sensations of the immediate, physical world. With an acute awareness of the present surroundings, it brings relevant facts and details to the forefront and may lead to spontaneous action. [17]

In ENTJs, Se is a basic function, less developed than Te or Ni. Se helps ENTJs effectively act upon their immediate surroundings. ENTJs scan their physical environment to observe where improvements can be made, and Se is integral to the application of Te and Ni to meet those standards. Se gathers detailed data from the immediate experience to expand the ENTJs’ knowledge base and heighten the ENTJs’ sense of reality upon taking action.

Inferior: Introverted feeling (Fi)

Fi filters information based on interpretations of worth, forming judgments according to criteria that are often intangible. Fi constantly balances an internal set of values such as harmony and authenticity. Attuned to subtle distinctions, Fi innately senses what is true and what is false in a situation. [18]

Fi is the ENTJs’ weakest function, but it does mature over time. ENTJs have difficulty applying subjective and emotional thoughts to their decision-making, since they believe Feeling obstructs decisiveness and impartiality. While this is applicable to objective criteria, ENTJs must learn to recognize the great importance of Feeling in relationships and personal contact, since it creates the close bonds vital to human beings. At worst, a failure to engage the Feeling function can make ENTJs appear overbearing, insensitive, and abrasive. Further, it can result in an underdeveloped system of morality and values, which can disengage ENTJs from the personal world of self-fulfillment.

Shadow functions

Later personality researchers (notably Linda V. Berens)[19] added four additional functions to the descending hierarchy, the so-called “shadow” functions to which the individual is not naturally inclined but which can be developed, or emerge when the person is under stress. The shadow processes “operate more on the boundaries of our awareness…We usually experience these processes in a negative way, yet when we are open to them, they can be quite positive.”[20] For the ENTJ these shadow functions are (in order):

  • Introverted thinking (Ti): Ti seeks precision, such as the exact word to express an idea. It notices the minute distinctions that define the essence of things, then analyzes and classifies them. Ti examines all sides of an issue, looking to solve problems while minimizing effort and risk. It uses models to root out logical inconsistency.[21] For the ENTJ, Ti supports Te by expanding the use of the Thinking function. But using Ti requires more effort, and Ti’s application is narrower.
  • Extraverted intuition (Ne): Ne finds and interprets hidden meanings, using “what if” questions to explore alternatives and allowing multiple possibilities to coexist. This imaginative play weaves together insights and experiences from various sources to form a new whole, which can then become a catalyst to action.[22] For the ENTJ, Ne can connect and generate ideas, adding breadth to the intuitive process of Ni. In its negative form Ne has a critical element that may lead to actions that demoralize or immobilize others.
  • Introverted sensing (Si): Si collects data in the present moment and compares it with past experiences. This process sometimes evokes the feelings associated with memory as if the subject were reliving it. Seeking to protect what is familiar, Si draws upon history to form goals and expectations about what will happen in the future.[23] For the ENTJ, Si can provide practical guidance and comic insight into bothersome or tiring situations that stress an otherwise stable ENTJ. However, neglect of Si can lead to careless and hasty behavior in detail-oriented tasks.
  • Extraverted feeling (Fe): Fe seeks social connections and creates harmonious interactions through polite, considerate, and appropriate behavior. Fe responds to the explicit (and implicit) wants of others, and may even create an internal conflict between the subject’s own needs and the desire to meet the needs of others.[24] For the ENTJ, the Fe function lacks proper acknowledgment much like the inferior Fi counterpart. Over the long term, Fe will balance the awareness that ENTJs have of themselves and others by dampening the excessive effects of the dominant Te function. …”

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

I have taken this test a number of times over the years and find that I fall into the ENTJ personality type.

The ENTJ description does seem to be the most appropriate and a very accurate description of my personality.

Portrait of the ENTJ - Keirsey's Fieldmarshal

“…Of the four aspects of strategic analysis and definition it is the marshaling or situational organizing role that reaches the highest development in the Fieldmarshal. As this kind of role is practiced some contingency organizing is necessary, so that the second suit of the Fieldmarshal’s intellect is devising contingency plans. Structural and functional engineering, though practiced in some degree in the course of organizational operations, tend to be not nearly as well developed and are soon outstripped by the rapidly growing skills in organizing. But it must be said that any kind of strategic exercise tends to bring added strength to engineering as well as organizing skills.

Hardly more than two percent of the total population, Fieldmarshals are bound to lead others, and from an early age they can be observed taking command of groups. In some cases, they simply find themselves in charge of groups, and are mystified as to how this happened. But the reason is that they have a strong natural urge to give structure and direction wherever they are – to harness people in the field and to direct them to achieve distant goals. They resemble Supervisors in their tendency to establish plans for a task, enterprise, or organization, but Fieldmarshals search more for policy and goals than for regulations and procedures. …”

http://www.keirsey.com/4temps/fieldmarshal.asp

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A Wakeup Call For The American People–Revolution Song For Ron Paul–High Hopes–Join The Second American Revolution–Videos

Posted on June 7, 2011. Filed under: Babies, Blogroll, Communications, Cult, Culture, Economics, Education, Employment, Federal Government, Foreign Policy, government, government spending, Health Care, history, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, Music, People, Philosophy, Politics, Raves, Strategy, Video, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Revolution Aimee Allen Revolution Song For Ron Paul

 

Ron Paul: A New Hope

 

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Frank Sinatra High Hopes

Next time you’re found, with your chin on the ground
There a lot to be learned, so look around

Just what makes that little old ant
Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, can’t
Move a rubber tree plant

But he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes
He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes

So any time you’re gettin’ low
‘stead of lettin’ go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant

When troubles call, and your back’s to the wall
There a lot to be learned, that wall could fall

Once there was a silly old ram
Thought he’d punch a hole in a dam
No one could make that ram, scram
He kept buttin’ that dam

but he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes
He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes

So any time you’re feelin’ bad
‘stead of feelin’ sad
Just remember that ram
Oops there goes a billion kilowatt dam

All problems just a toy balloon
They’ll be bursted soon
They’re just bound to go pop

Oops there goes another problem kerplop
Oops, there goes another problem kerplop
Oops, there goes another problem kerplop
Kerplop!

 

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Barack Obama’s Book Title Inspires His Friend Khalidi– A Palestinian Propagandist–To Name Ship–Audacity of Hope–Videos

Posted on June 6, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Books, Communications, Culture, Demographics, Diasters, Economics, Federal Government, Foreign Policy, government, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Rants, Raves, Regulations, Religion, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , |

Glenn Beck-06/06/11-A

 

Glenn Beck-06/06/11-B

 

 

Glenn Beck-06/06/11-C

 

Background Articles and Videos

 

Obama Inspired Ship ‘Audacity of Hope’ to Join Gaza Flotilla II

Obama’s good pal Rashid Khalidi raised money for the venture.
by  Jim Hoft
06/04/2011
 
“…This year’s American vessel, named The Audacity of Hopeafter US President Barack Obama’s best-selling book, is being organized by an American group called “US Boat to Gaza.” Obama links to the Audacity do not end there, however. Prof. Rashid Khalidi, director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a friend from Obama’s time in Chicago, is among the supporters of an appeal launched by the group last week.

“We must raise at least $370,000 in the next month,” a statement on US Boat to Gaza’s Web site read indicating it doesn’t have the money needed to sail yet. “These funds will be used to purchase a boat large enough for 40-60 people, secure a crew, and cover the licensing and registering of the boat. Together we will contribute to the great effort to end the blockade of Gaza and the illegal occupation of Palestine.”

Khalidi, an outspoken critic of Israel, garnered attention in 2008 when his friendship with Obama became a point of controversy during the US presidential campaign. …”

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=43933

The ‘Audacity of Hope’ Ship Sails from New York to Gaza in Human Rights Mission

Khalidi’s Audacity of Hope
Will Obama enforce the law or was his claimed commitment to Israel a feint 

Andrew C. McCarthy

“…Obama’s close friend, the rabidly anti-Israel professor Rashid Khalidi, is back in the news. The former PLO spokesman has signed an appeal for funds to outfit a ship that would join yet another attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. In the last such attempt several weeks back — a contingent of Islamists and radical leftists, perversely identifying themselves as the “peace flotilla” and armed for hand-to-hand combat — carried out a premeditated attack on the Israeli defense force that denied them passage.

Evacuated by Israel in 2005, the Gaza Strip is controlled by Hamas, the Palestinian arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas is pledged, by charter, to the violent destruction of Israel. The jihadist organization has been formally designated as an international terrorist under U.S. law since the mid-nineties. Several people have been convicted and imprisoned for coming to its aid, because providing material support to terrorist organizations is a serious crime.

Hamas remains at war with Israel and has continued firing rockets at Israeli civilians. The blockade is thus a legitimate national-defense measure. Still, Israel does not bar humanitarian assistance, which is permitted entry into Gaza after inspection. The blockade prevents material aid to Hamas. It is necessary because Hamas will not renounce terrorism and is incorrigible in its refusal to accept Israel’s right to exist.

In this regard, Hamas merely echoes Khalidi, a consummate propagandist who frames Israel as an illegitimate, racist, apartheid state. Khalidi has long contended that Israel’s blockade of Gaza is illegal. He has a right to be wrong about that, of course. But the Columbia academic has no right to violate American law in the service of his political agenda. …”

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/243520/khalidis-audacity-hope-andrew-c-mccarthy

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A Conflict of Visions: Constrainted Vision vs. Unconstrained Vision–Balanced Budgets vs. Unbalanced Budgets–Reaganomics vs. Obamaination–Videos

Posted on June 6, 2011. Filed under: Blogroll, Business, Communications, Demographics, Economics, Employment, Federal Government, Fiscal Policy, government, government spending, Language, Law, liberty, Life, Links, media, People, Philosophy, Politics, Raves, Resources, Video, War, Wealth, Wisdom | Tags: , , , |

 

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U.S. Debt Clock

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

 

Debt Ceiling

 

The United States Debt Limit Explained – (CR) Heritage Foundation

 

Fiscal Responsibility

 

Debt Ceiling Debate

 

Sen. Rand Paul’s Concern with Raising the Debt Ceiling

 

 

 

Fiscal Responsibility = Balanced Budgets

Tea Party Budget

S-1 FY2012 Tea Party’s Balanced/Surplus Budget(Nominal Dollars in Billions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Surpluses Debt Held By Public
2012 2,500 2,500 0 10,900
2013 2,800 2,800 0 10,900
2014 3,000 3,000 0 10,900
2015 3,200 3,200 0 10,900
2016 3,300 3,300 0 10,900
2017 3,400 3,500 100 10,800
2018 3,500 3,700 200 10,600
2019 3,600 3,900 300 10,300
2020 3,700 4,000 300 10,000
2021 3,800 4,300 500 9,500
2012-2021 32,800 34,200 1,400 n.a.

 

Barack Obama vs. Paul Ryan: House GOP Budget Plan

 

Catastrophe = Unbalanced Budgets

Democratic Party Budget Proposals

S-1 FY2012 President’s Budget(Nominal Dollars in Billions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Deficits Debt Held By Public
2011 3,819 2,174 -1,645 10,856
2012 3,729 2,627 -1,101 11,881
2013 3,771 3,003 -768 12,784
2014 3,977 3,333 -646 13,562
2015 4,190 3,583 -607 14,301
2016 4,468 3,819 -649 15,064
2017 4,669 4,042 -627 15,795
2018 4,876 4,257 -619 16,513
2019 5,154 4,473 -681 17,284
2020 5,442 4,686 -735 18,103
2021 5,697 4,923 -774 18,967
2012-2021 45,952 38,747 -7,205 n.a.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2012/assets/tables.pdf

Disaster = Unbalanced Budgets 

Republican Party Budget Proposals

S-1 FY2012 Chairman’s Markup(Nominal Dollars in Billions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Deficits Debt Held By Public
2011 3,618 2,230 -1,388 10,351
2012 3,529 2,533 -995 11,418
2013 3,559 2,860 -699 12,217
2014 3,586 3,094 -492 12,801
2015 3,671 3,237 -434 13,326
2016 3,858 3,377 -481 13,886
2017 3,998 3,589 -408 14,363
2018 4,123 3,745 -379 14,800
2019 4,352 3,939 -414 15,254
2020 4,544 4,142 -402 15,681
2021 4,739 4,354 -385 16,071
2012-2021 39,958 34,870 -5,088 n.a.

http://budget.house.gov/UploadedFiles/PathToProsperityFY2012.pdf

 

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Rand Paul: Is There A Connection Between The Killing Of Bin Laden & Raising The Debt Ceiling?

 

Background Articles and Videos

The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases

D. Andrew Austin

Analyst in Economic Policy

Mindy R. Levit

Analyst in Public Finance

May 16, 2011

“…

Summary

Total debt of the federal government can increase in two ways. First, debt increases when the

government sells debt to the public to finance budget deficits and acquire the financial resources

needed to meet its obligations. This increases

debt held by the public

. Second, debt increases

when the federal government issues debt to certain government accounts, such as the Social

 

Security, Medicare, and Transportation trust funds, in exchange for their reported surpluses. This

 

increases

 

 

debt held by government accounts. The sum of debt held by the public and

debt held by

government accounts

 

 

 

is the total federal debt. Surpluses reduce debt held by the public, while

deficits raise it. Total federal debt outstanding was $14,308 billion on May 12, 2011, of which

 

$14,256 billion was subject to the debt limit. The U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

 

announced that the federal debt reached its statutory limit on May 16, 2011 and that he had

 

declared a debt issuance suspension period, which would allow certain extraordinary measures to

 

extend Treasury’s borrowing capacity until early August 2011. Funding federal operations could

 

soon become complicated without a debt limit increase.

 

Congress has always placed restrictions on federal debt. The form of debt restrictions, structured

 

as amendments to the Second Liberty Bond Act of 1917, evolved into a general debt limit in

 

1939. Congress has voted to raise the debt limit 10 times since 2001, as federal debt has nearly

 

reached the debt limit several times due to persistent deficits and additions to federal trust funds.

 

Congress raised the limit in June 2002, and by December 2002 the U.S. Treasury asked Congress

 

for another increase, which passed in May 2003. In June 2004, the U.S. Treasury asked for

 

another debt limit increase. After Congress recessed in mid-October 2004 without acting, the

 

Treasury Secretary told Congress he could keep debt below its limit only through mid-November.

 

Congress increased the debt limit in a post-election session, which the President signed on

 

November 19, 2004. In 2005, reconciliation instructions in the FY2006 budget resolution

 

(H.Con.Res. 95) included a debt limit increase. The Treasury Secretary sent letters warning

 

Congress that the Treasury would exhaust its options to avoid default by mid-March 2006.

 

Congress passed an increase that the President signed on March 20. The House indirectly

 

approved legislation (H.J.Res. 43) to raise the debt limit by $850 billion to $9,815 billion. The

 

Senate approved the resolution on September 27, 2007, and the President signed it two days later.

 

The recent economic slowdown led to sharply higher deficits in recent years, which led to a series

 

of debt limit increases. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (H.R. 3221), signed

 

into law (P.L. 110-289) on July 30, 2008, included a debt limit increase. The Emergency

 

Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (H.R. 1424), signed into law on October 3 (P.L. 110-343),

 

raised the debt limit again. The debt limit rose a third time in less than a year to $12,104 billion

 

with the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on February 13, 2009

 

(ARRA; H.R. 1), which was signed into law on February 17, 2009 (P.L. 111-5).

 

The House’s adoption of the conference report on the FY2010 budget resolution (S.Con.Res. 13)

 

on April 29, 2009, triggered the automatic passage of H.J.Res. 45 to raise the debt limit to

 

$13,029 billion. In August 2009, Treasury reportedly said that the debt limit would be reached in

 

mid-October, although it later stated that the limit would not be reached until December 2009.

 

H.R. 4314, passed by the House on December 16, 2009, and by the Senate on December 24,

 

raised the debt limit to $12,394 billion when the President signed the measure (P.L. 111-123) on

 

December 28. On January 28, the Senate passed an amended version of H.J.Res. 45, which the

 

House passed on February 4 and the President signed on February 12 (P.L. 111-139), raising the

 

limit to $14,294 billion. This report will be updated as events warrant. …”

 

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31967.pdf

 

 

 

Table of historical debt ceiling levels[129]
Date Debt Ceiling(billions of dollars) Change in Debt Ceiling(billions of dollars)
June 25, 1940 49[130]  
February 19, 1941 65 +16
March 28, 1942 125 +60
April 11, 1943 210 +85
June 9, 1944 260 +50
April 3, 1945 300 +40
June 26, 1946 275 −25
August 28, 1954 281 +6
July 9, 1956 275 −6
February 26, 1958 280 +5
September 2, 1958 288 +8
June 30, 1959 295 +7
June 30, 1960 293 −2
June 30, 1961 298[131] +5
July 1, 1962 308 +10
March 31, 1963 305 −3
June 25, 1963 300 −5
June 30, 1963 307 +7
August 31, 1963 309 +2
November 26, 1963 315 +6
June 29, 1964 324 +9
June 24, 1965 328 +4
June 24, 1966 330 +2
March 2, 1967 336 +6
June 30, 1967 358 +22
June 1, 1968 365 +7
April 7, 1969 377 +12
June 30, 1970 395 +18
March 17, 1971 430 +35
March 15, 1972 450[132] +20
October 27, 1972 465 +15
June 30, 1974 495 +30
February 19, 1975 577 +82
November 14, 1975 595 +18
March 15, 1976 627 +32
June 30, 1976 636 +9
September 30, 1976 682 +46
April 1, 1977 700 +18
October 4, 1977 752 +52
August 3, 1978 798 +46
April 2, 1979 830 +32
September 29, 1979 879[133] +49
June 28, 1980 925 +46
December 19, 1980 935 +10
February 7, 1981 985 +50
September 30, 1981 1,079 +94
June 28, 1982 1,143 +64
September 30, 1982 1,290.2 +147.2
May 26, 1983 1,389 +98.8
November 21, 1983 1,490 +101
May 25, 1984 1,520 +30
June 6, 1984 1,573 +53
October 13, 1984 1,823 +250
November 14, 1985 1,903.8 +80.8
December 12, 1985 2,078.7 +174.9
August 21, 1986 2,111 +32.3
October 21, 1986 2,300 +189
May 15, 1987 2,320[134] +20
August 10, 1987 2,352 +32
September 29, 1987 2,800 +448
August 7, 1989 2,870 +70
November 8, 1989 3,122.7 +252.7
August 9, 1990 3,195 +72.3
October 28, 1990 3,230 +35
November 5, 1990 4,145 +915
April 6, 1993 4,370 +225
August 10, 1993 4,900 +530
March 29, 1996 5,500 +600
August 5, 1997 5,950 +450
June 11, 2002 6,400[135] +450
May 27, 2003 7,384[136] +984
November 16, 2004 8,184[135] +800
March 20, 2006 8,965[137] +781
September 29, 2007 9,815[138] +850
June 5, 2008 10,615[139] +800
October 3, 2008 11,315[140] +700
February 17, 2009 12,104[141] +789
December 24, 2009 12,394[142] +290
February 12, 2010 14,294[143] +1,900
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Remembering D Day, Operation Overload, June 6, 1944–Videos

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Federal Money Manipulation just more lies.

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Thomas Hoenig, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President

Thomas Michael Hoenig

“…Thomas Michael Hoenig[1] (born September 6, 1946) took office October 1, 1991, as the eighth chief executive of the Tenth District Federal Reserve Bank, in Kansas City, United States. He is currently serving a full term that began March 1, 2001. In 2010, he is serving as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, as one of five of the twelve Federal Reserve Bank presidents that sit on the Committee on a yearly rotating basis. He is known as an inflation hawk.[2] …”

Hoenig was born in Fort Madison, Iowa, where his father owned a plumbing business. He was raised Catholic and attended Catholic schools.[3][4] Hoenig earned a B.A. in economics and mathematics from St. Benedict’s College (now Benedictine College), Atchison, Kansas, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Iowa State University.[5]

Hoenig joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in 1973 as an economist in the banking supervision area. He was named a vice president in 1981 and senior vice president in 1986.

According to Fed salary figures released for 2010, Hoenig earns $374,400 per year, in the mid-range for the twelve regional bank chairs and considerably more than Fed chair Ben Bernanke ($199,700), whose pay is limited by law.[6]

He has served as an instructor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and lectured on the U.S. banking and regulatory system for the People’s Bank of China. Dr. Hoenig is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and serves on the boards of directors of Midwest Research Institute and Union Station.

On March 25, 2011 Hoenig announced his intent to retire on October 1, 2011, as required under the Federal Reserve Board’s mandatory retirement rules for Federal Reserve Bank Presidents. The retirement marks 20 years as president for Hoenig whose first day as Bank president was October 1, 1991, and 38 years of total service to the Federal Reserve.[7] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_M._Hoenig

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Largest U.S. embassy in the world opens

Fortress America: The US Embassy in Iraq

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“…The Embassy of the United States in Baghdad is the diplomatic mission of the United States in Iraq. It is located in Baghdad and is home to the Ambassador to Iraq. Ambassador James F. Jeffrey is currently the Chief of Mission.

A new embassy, which has been described as the largest and most expensive embassy in the world at 0.44 square kilometers—the size of Vatican City[1]—was opened in January 2009 after a series of construction delays. It replaced the previous embassy, which opened July 1, 2004 in Baghdad’s Green Zone in a former Palace of Saddam Hussein.[2] …”

“…A new embassy opened in January 2009 in the Green Zone in Baghdad.[2] The embassy complex comprises 21 buildings on a 104 acre (42 ha) site, making it the largest and most expensive U.S. embassy in the world.[8]

It is located along the Tigris river, west of the Arbataash Tamuz bridge, and facing Al Kindi street to the north. The embassy is a permanent structure which has provided a new base for the 5,500 Americans currently living and working in Baghdad. During construction, the US government kept many aspects of the project under wraps, with many details released only in a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee report.[8] Apart from the 1,000 regular employees, up to 3,000 additional staff members have been hired, including security personnel.

With construction beginning in mid-2005, the original target completion date was September 2007. “A week after submitting his FY2006 budget to Congress, the President sent Congress an FY2005 emergency supplemental funding request. Included in the supplemental is more than $1.3 billion for the embassy in Iraq…” An emergency supplemental appropriation (H.R. 1268/P.L. 109-13), which included $592 million for embassy construction, was signed into law on May 11, 2005. According to the Department of State, this funding was all that was needed for construction of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.[9] Construction is being led by the Kuwaiti firm First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting.[10][11][12]

The embassy has extensive housing and infrastructure facilities in addition to the usual diplomatic buildings. The buildings include:[8]

  • Six apartment buildings for employees
  • Water and waste treatment facilities
  • A power station
  • Two “major diplomatic office buildings”
  • Recreation, including a gym, cinema, and a swimming pool

The complex is heavily fortified, even by the standards of the Green Zone. The details are largely secret, but it is likely to include a significant US Marine Security Guard detachment. Fortifications include deep security perimeters, buildings reinforced beyond the usual standard, and five highly guarded entrances.[citation needed]

On October 5, 2007, the Associated Press reported the initial target completion date of September would not be met, and that it was unlikely any buildings would be occupied until 2008.[13] In May 2008, US diplomats began moving into the embassy.[14] The embassy still does not have enough fortified living quarters for hundreds of diplomats and other workers, a problem which has run into 2009.[15] …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Embassy,_Baghdad

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“…The new American Embassy in Baghdad scowls at the world with a neo-Stalinist frown. It occupies some 104 acres next to the Tigris, assigned to the USA by the nominal Iraqi government in 2004. A hideous modernist bunker, devoid even of the residual classical motifs favoured for totalitarian architecture, it speaks bleakly of the USA’s position in the world.

An embassy, a unique patch of sovereign territory allocated to the overseas country, has traditionally been a site for diplomacy; a doorway to a foreign state. The architecture of newly-constructed embassies has of course always involved rhetoric, ranging from neoclassical bombast to studied good manners. …”

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More than a few U.S. contractors competing for the $592-million Baghdad project express bewilderment over why the U.S. State Department gave the work to First Kuwaiti General Trading & Contracting (FKTC). They claim that some competing contractors possessed far stronger experience in such work and that at least one award-winning company offered to perform all but the most classified work for $60 million to $70 million less than FKTC.

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Mohammad I. H. Marafie, chairman and co-owner of FKTC, is a member of one of the most powerful mercantile families in Kuwait. …”

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by Dennis Jacobe, Chief Economist

 

“…The government’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is down from last year, even while its data show a total increase between 2010 and 2011 of about 360,000 in the number of Americans employed. This relatively small increase seems closer to what might be expected given Gallup’s estimates of the year-over-year change in the unemployment rate as opposed to the government’s.

Overall, it appears that much of the reason for the decline in the government’s unemployment rate over the past year has to do with the approximately 1 million workers who left the workforce — that is, they stopped looking for work — between April 2010 and April 2011, and the government’s re-benchmarking in January 2011. Gallup’s data were not similarly affected by that re-benchmarking.

Implications

Gallup’s U.S. unemployment data suggest little improvement in the jobs situation from mid-May 2010 to mid-May 2011. This contrasts sharply with the government’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment data, which show about a one-point decline. As a result, the question arises as to whether there is significant underlying job growth taking place in the U.S.

More important than the year-over-year change in the U.S. jobs situation may be the lack of overall job growth during the first several months of 2011. Gallup data suggest that the improvement in the jobs situation from February of this year through mid-May could be largely due to seasonal hiring factors, given the similar unemployment patterns of 2010 and 2011. This seems consistent with government data showing a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate that began at 9.0% in January 2011, dipped in February and March, but ended up at 9.0% once again in April — reflecting essentially no improvement in the jobs situation over the first four months of this year.

Interpreting the jobs situation is further complicated by other government data. The government reported that the private sector created 268,000 new jobs in April — the highest number in five years, and consistent with Gallup’s Job Creation Index. At the same time, jobless claims have been running at more than 400,000 during recent weeks — a bad sign for future unemployment. …”

http://www.gallup.com/poll/147578/Gallup-Finds-Unemployment-Mid-May.aspx

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Unemployment Rate (U-3)

 
Series Id:           LNS14000000
Seasonally Adjusted
Series title:        (Seas) Unemployment Rate
Labor force status:  Unemployment rate
Type of data:        Percent or rate
Age:                 16 years and over

 
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
2001 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.9 5.0 5.3 5.5 5.7  
2002 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 6.0  
2003 5.8 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.7  
2004 5.7 5.6 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4  
2005 5.3 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9  
2006 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4  
2007 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 5.0  
2008 5.0 4.8 5.1 4.9 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.1 6.2 6.6 6.8 7.3  
2009 7.8 8.2 8.6 8.9 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.7 9.8 10.1 9.9 9.9  
2010 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.4  
2011 9.0 8.9 8.8 9.0 9.1                
 

Unemployment Level (U-3)

Series Id:           LNS13000000
Seasonally Adjusted
Series title:        (Seas) Unemployment Level
Labor force status:  Unemployed
Type of data:        Number in thousands
Age:                 16 years and over

 
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
2001 6023 6089 6141 6271 6226 6484 6583 7042 7142 7694 8003 8258  
2002 8182 8215 8304 8599 8399 8393 8390 8304 8251 8307 8520 8640  
2003 8520 8618 8588 8842 8957 9266 9011 8896 8921 8732 8576 8317  
2004 8370 8167 8491 8170 8212 8286 8136 7990 7927 8061 7932 7934  
2005 7784 7980 7737 7672 7651 7524 7406 7345 7553 7453 7566 7279  
2006 7064 7184 7072 7120 6980 7001 7175 7091 6847 6727 6872 6762  
2007 7100 6900 6721 6836 6766 6980 7149 7085 7191 7272 7261 7664  
2008 7653 7441 7781 7606 8398 8590 8953 9489 9557 10176 10552 11344  
2009 11984 12737 13278 13734 14512 14776 14663 14953 15149 15628 15206 15212  
2010 14842 14860 14943 15138 14884 14593 14637 14849 14746 14876 15041 14485  
2011 13863 13673 13542 13747 13914                
 

Total Unemployment Rate (U-6)

Series Id:           LNS13327709
Seasonally Adjusted
Series title:        (seas) Total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of all civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers
Labor force status:  Aggregated totals unemployed
Type of data:        Percent or rate
Age:                 16 years and over
Percent/rates:       Unemployed and mrg attached and pt for econ reas as percent of labor force plus marg attached

 

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
2001 7.3 7.4 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.9 7.8 8.1 8.7 9.3 9.4 9.6  
2002 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.7 9.8  
2003 10.0 10.2 10.0 10.2 10.1 10.3 10.3 10.1 10.4 10.2 10.0 9.8  
2004 9.9 9.7 10.0 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.7 9.4 9.2  
2005 9.3 9.3 9.1 8.9 8.9 9.0 8.8 8.9 9.0 8.7 8.7 8.6  
2006 8.4 8.4 8.2 8.1 8.2 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.0 8.2 8.1 7.9  
2007 8.4 8.1 8.0 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.8  
2008 9.1 8.9 9.0 9.2 9.7 10.1 10.5 10.9 11.2 11.9 12.7 13.6  
2009 14.1 15.0 15.6 15.8 16.4 16.6 16.5 16.8 17.0 17.4 17.1 17.2  
2010 16.5 16.8 16.8 17.0 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.7 17.1 17.0 17.0 16.7  
2011 16.1 15.9 15.7 15.9 15.8                

Civilian Labor Force 

Series Id:           LNS11000000
Seasonally Adjusted
Series title:        (Seas) Civilian Labor Force Level
Labor force status:  Civilian labor force
Type of data:        Number in thousands
Age:                 16 years and over


 
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
2001 143800 143701 143924 143569 143318 143357 143654 143284 143989 144086 144240 144305  
2002 143883 144653 144481 144725 144938 144808 144803 145009 145552 145314 145041 145066  
2003 145937(1) 146100 146022 146474 146500 147056 146485 146445 146530 146716 147000 146729  
2004 146842(1) 146709 146944 146850 147065 147460 147692 147564 147415 147793 148162 148059  
2005 148029(1) 148364 148391 148926 149261 149238 149432 149779 149954 150001 150065 150030  
2006 150214(1) 150641 150813 150881 151069 151354 151377 151716 151662 152041 152406 152732  
2007 153133(1) 152966 153054 152446 152666 153038 153035 152756 153422 153209 153845 153936  
2008 154060(1) 153624 153924 153779 154322 154315 154432 154656 154613 154953 154621 154669  
2009 154185(1) 154424 154100 154453 154805 154754 154457 154362 153940 154022 153795 153172  
2010 153353(1) 153558 153895 154520 154237 153684 153628 154117 154124 153960 153950 153690  
2011 153186(1) 153246 153406 153421 153693                
1 : Data affected by changes in population controls.

Labor Participation Rate 

Series Id:           LNS11300000
Seasonally Adjusted
Series title:        (Seas) Labor Force Participation Rate
Labor force status:  Civilian labor force participation rate
Type of data:        Percent or rate
Age:                 16 years and over

 

 

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
2001 67.2 67.1 67.2 66.9 66.7 66.7 66.8 66.5 66.8 66.7 66.7 66.7  
2002 66.5 66.8 66.6 66.7 66.7 66.6 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.6 66.4 66.3  
2003 66.4 66.4 66.3 66.4 66.4 66.5 66.2 66.1 66.1 66.1 66.1 65.9  
2004 66.1 66.0 66.0 65.9 66.0 66.1 66.1 66.0 65.8 65.9 66.0 65.9  
2005 65.8 65.9 65.9 66.1 66.1 66.1 66.1 66.2 66.1 66.1 66.0 66.0  
2006 66.0 66.1 66.2 66.1 66.1 66.2 66.1 66.2 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4  
2007 66.4 66.3 66.2 65.9 66.0 66.0 66.0 65.8 66.0 65.8 66.0 66.0  
2008 66.2 66.0 66.1 65.9 66.1 66.1 66.0 66.1 66.0 66.0 65.8 65.8  
2009 65.7 65.7 65.6 65.6 65.7 65.7 65.5 65.4 65.1 65.1 65.0 64.7  
2010 64.8 64.8 64.9 65.1 64.9 64.7 64.6 64.7 64.7 64.5 64.5 64.3  
2011 64.2 64.2 64.2 64.2 64.2                

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                         THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- MAY 2011

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rate was essentially unchanged at 9.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Job gains continued in professional and business services, health
care, and mining. Employment levels in other major private-sector industries were
little changed, and local government employment continued to decline.

Household Survey Data

The number of unemployed persons (13.9 million) and the unemployment rate (9.1
percent) were essentially unchanged in May. The labor force, at 153.7 million, was
little changed over the month. (See table A-1.)

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (8.9 percent),
adult women (8.0 percent), teenagers (24.2 percent), whites (8.0 percent), blacks (16.2 percent), and Hispanics (11.9 percent) showed little or no change in May. The
jobless rate for Asians was 7.0 percent, not seasonally adjusted. (See tables A-1,
A-2, and A-3.)

In May, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) increased by 361,000 to 6.2 million; their share of unemployment increased to 45.1 percent. (See table A-12.)

The civilian labor force participation rate was 64.2 percent for the fifth consecutive month. The employment-population ratio remained at 58.4 percent in
May. (See table A-1.)

The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred
to as involuntary part-time workers) was essentially unchanged in May at 8.5 million. These individuals were working part time because their hours had been cut
back or because they were unable to find a full-time job. (See table A-8.)

In May, 2.2 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force, about the
same as a year earlier. (These data are not seasonally adjusted.) These individuals
were not in the labor force, wanted and were available for work, and had looked for
a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because
they had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey.
(See table A-16.)

Among the marginally attached, there were 822,000 discouraged workers in May, a decrease of 261,000 from a year earlier. (These data are not seasonally adjusted.)
Discouraged workers are persons not currently looking for work because they believe
no jobs are available for them. The remaining 1.4 million persons marginally attached
to the labor force in May had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the
survey for reasons such as school attendance or family responsibilities. (See
table A-16.)

Establishment Survey Data

Total nonfarm payroll employment was little changed in May (+54,000), following gains
that averaged 220,000 in the prior 3 months. Private-sector employment continued to
trend up (+83,000), although by a much smaller amount than the average for the prior
3 months (+244,000). In May, job gains occurred in professional and business services,
health care, and mining. Local government employment continued to trend down. Employment
in other major industries changed little over the month. (See table B-1.)

Employment in professional and business services continued to increase in May (+44,000).
Notable job gains occurred in accounting and bookkeeping services (+18,000) and in
computer systems design and related services (+8,000). Employment in temporary help
services was little changed.

Health care employment continued to expand in May (+17,000). Employment in the industry
had risen by an average of 24,000 per month over the prior 12 months.

Mining added 7,000 jobs in May. Employment in mining has risen by 115,000 since a recent
low point in October 2009.

Employment in manufacturing changed little in May (-5,000). Job gains in fabricated metal
products and in machinery were offset by losses in transportation equipment, paper and
paper products, and printing and related support activities. The manufacturing industry
added 243,000 jobs from a recent low point in December 2009 through April 2011.

Construction employment was essentially unchanged in May. Employment in the industry
has shown little movement on net since early 2010, after having fallen sharply during
the 2007-09 period.

Employment in local government continued to decline over the month (-28,000). Local
government has lost 446,000 jobs since an employment peak in September 2008.

Employment in other major industries, including retail trade, transportation and
warehousing, information, financial activities, and leisure and hospitality, changed
little in May.

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls remained at 34.4 hours
in May. The manufacturing workweek for all employees increased by 0.2 hour to 40.6 hours
over the month, while factory overtime was unchanged at 3.2 hours. The average workweek
for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls was 33.6 hours
in May. (See tables B-2 and B-7.)

In May, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased
by 6 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $22.98. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings
increased by 1.8 percent. In May, average hourly earnings of private-sector production
and nonsupervisory employees rose by 6 cents, or 0.3 percent, to $19.43. (See tables B-3
and B-8.)

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for March was revised from +221,000 to
+194,000, and the change for April was revised from +244,000 to +232,000.
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America Addicted To Debt & Spending

Obama Spending

 

Summary of Outlays, Revenues (Receipts), Deficits, Surpluses Fiscal Years 1980-2010(Nominal Dollars in Millions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues (Receipts) Deficits (-), Surpluses
1980 590,941 517,112 -73,830
1981 678,241 599,272 -78,968
1982 745,743 617,766 127,977
1983 808,364 600,562 -207,802
1984 851,805 666,488 -185,367
1985 946,344 734,037 -212,308
1986 990,382 769,155 -221,277
1987 1,004,017 854,288 -149,730
1988 1,064,417 854,288 -155,178
1989 1,143,744 991,105 -152,639
1990 1,252,994 1,031,958 -221,036
1991 1,324,226 1,054,988 -269,238
1992 1,381,529 1,091,208 -290,321
1993 1,409,386 1,154,335 -255,051
1994 1,461,753 1,258,566 203,186
1995 1,515,742 1,351,790 -163,392
1996 1,560,484 1,453,053 -107,431
1997 1,601,116 1,579,232 -21,884
1998 1,652,458 1,721,728 69,270
1999 1,701,842 1,827,452 125,610
2000 1,788,950 2,025,191 236,241
2001 1,862,846 1,991,082 128,236
2002 2,010,894 1,853,136 157,758
2003 2,159,899 1,782,314 -377,585
2004 2,292,841 1,880,114 -412,727
2005 2,471,957 2,153,611 -318,346
2006 2,655,050 2,406,869 -248,181
2007 2,728,686 2,567,985 -160,701
2008 2,982,544 2,523,991 -458,553
2009 3,517,677 2,104,989 -1,412,688
2010 3,456,213 2,162,724 -1,293,489

Monthly Treasury Statement

http://www.fms.treas.gov/mts/mts0411.txt

 

Brian Wesbury, FT Advisors, Debt Ceiling

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National Debt Clock

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

United States public debt

“…The United States public debt is a measure of the obligations of the United States federal government and is presented by the United States Treasury in two components and one total:

  • Debt Held by the Public, representing all federal[1] securities held by institutions or individuals outside the United States Government;
  • Intragovernmental Holdings, representing U.S. Treasury securities held in accounts which are administered by the United States Government, such as the OASI Trust fund administered by the Social Security Administration; and
  • Total Public Debt Outstanding, which is the sum of the above components.[2]

As of May 6, 2011, the Total Public Debt Outstanding of the United States of America was $14.32 trillion and was approximately 98% of calendar year 2010’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) of $14.66 trillion.[2][3][4] Using 2010 figures, the total debt (96.3% of GDP) ranked 12th highest against other nations.[citation needed]

The national debt should not be confused with the trade deficit, which is the difference between net imports and net exports. State and Local Government Series securities, issued by state and local governments, are not part of the United States government debt.[5] The deficit is presented on a cash rather than an accruals basis, although the accrual deficit provides more information on the longer-term implications of the government’s annual operations.[6]

The annual government deficit or surplus refers to the cash difference between government receipts and spending ignoring intra-governmental transfers. The gross public debt increases or decreases as a result of this unified budget deficit or surplus. However, there is certain spending (supplemental appropriations) that add to the gross debt but are excluded from the deficit. Gross debt has increased over $500 billion each year since fiscal year (FY) 2003, with increases of $1 trillion in FY2008, $1.9 trillion in FY2009, and $1.7 trillion in FY2010.[7] Together with the budget deficit, this debt was one of the reasons given by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the United States’ credit outlook to “negative” on April 18, 2011.[8] …”

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

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Donna Summer – Hot Stuff

Any Representative or Senator that votes for raising the National Debt ceiling should be voted out of office the next time they run for re-election.

The political class in Washington D.C. are child abusers that would burden your children and grandchildren with massive interest payments anda massive national debt that could never be paid off.

This is both unconstitutional and immoral.

Do not let either Democrats or Republicans get away with unbalanced budgets.

Force both parties to balance the budget by changing from a warfare and welfare economy to a peace and prosperity economy by requiring balanced budgets every year starting with Fiscal Year 2012.

Force both parties to eliminate the current Federal income tax system and replace it with the FairTax, a national retail consumption tax of 20% on the sale of all new goods and services.

Force both parties to live within the means of the American people by limiting government spending outlays to 80% of FairTax collections or revenues in the prior year with the remaining 20% going to pay down the national debt!

Force the permanent closing of ten Federal Departments to limit the size and scope of Federal Government and reduce both the tax and regulatory burden on small and medium size businesses.

Force out of office the big spenders of both the Democratic and Republican Parties.

Bring The Troops and The Jobs Home!

Send The Bureaucrats and Big Spenders Home!

Create over 30 million full time jobs for unemployed and under-employed American citizens by implement the above economic policies.

The vast majority of the American people oppose an increase in the national debt ceiling.

No more paths to a balance budget or path to prosperity–balance the budget by opposing any increase in the debt ceiling.

Path to Citizenship = Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

Path to A Balance Budget = Unbalanced Budgets = Deficit Spending = Raising The National Debt Ceiling

Path to Prosperity = Unbalanced Budgets = Deficit Spending = Raising The National Debt Ceiling

Join the Second American Revolution.

Run of elected office.

Campaign for Liberty.

Vote for candidates who are for a peace and prosperity economy.

Defeat candidates that favor the continuation of the warfare and welfare economy–Democrats and Republicans!

3/09/11: Sen. Rand Paul on balancing the budget

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Republican Party Budget Proposals

S-1 FY2012 Chairman’s Markup

(Nominal Dollars in Billions)

Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Deficits Debt Held By Public
2011 3,618 2,230 -1,388 10,351
2012 3,529 2,533 -995 11,418
2013 3,559 2,860 -699 12,217
2014 3,586 3,094 -492 12,801
2015 3,671 3,237 -434 13,326
2016 3,858 3,377 -481 13,886
2017 3,998 3,589 -408 14,363
2018 4,123 3,745 -379 14,800
2019 4,352 3,939 -414 15,254
2020 4,544 4,142 -402 15,681
2021 4,739 4,354 -385 16,071
2012-2021 39,958 34,870 -5,088 n.a.

http://budget.house.gov/UploadedFiles/PathToProsperityFY2012.pdf

Sen. Toomey Unveils his FY 2012 Budget

Senator Pat Toomey Talks with Michael Medved about his Budget

S-1 FY2012 Senator Pat Toomey(Nominal Dollars in Billions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues DeficitsSurplus Debt Held By Public
2011 3,625 2,230 -1,351 10,351
2012 3,477 2,538 -919 11,418
2013 3,485 2,964 -521 12,217
2014 3,509 3,216 -291 12,801
2015 3,623 3,391 -233 13,326
2016 3,765 3,524 -241 13,886
2017 3,853 3,736 -117 14,363
2018 3,955 3,916 -39 14,800
2019 4,140 4,108 -32 15,254
2020 4,302 4,325 23 15,681
2021 4,493 4,566 73 16,071
2012-2021 38,602 36,304 -2298 n.a.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/55116239/Restoring-Balance-Final

Democratic Party Budget Proposals

S-1 FY2012 President’s Budget

(Nominal Dollars in Billions)

Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Deficits Debt Held By Public
2011 3,819 2,174 -1,645 10,856
2012 3,729 2,627 -1,101 11,881
2013 3,771 3,003 -768 12,784
2014 3,977 3,333 -646 13,562
2015 4,190 3,583 -607 14,301
2016 4,468 3,819 -649 15,064
2017 4,669 4,042 -627 15,795
2018 4,876 4,257 -619 16,513
2019 5,154 4,473 -681 17,284
2020 5,442 4,686 -735 18,103
2021 5,697 4,923 -774 18,967
2012-2021 45,952 38,747 -7,205 n.a.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2012/assets/tables.pdf

Tea Party Budget Proposals

S-1 FY2012 Tea Party’s Balanced/Surplus Budget(Nominal Dollars in Billions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Surpluses Debt Held By Public
2012 2,500 2,500 0 10,900
2013 2,800 2,800 0 10,900
2014 3,000 3,000 0 10,900
2015 3,200 3,200 0 10,900
2016 3,300 3,300 0 10,900
2017 3,400 3,500 100 10,800
2018 3,500 3,700 200 10,600
2019 3,600 3,900 300 10,300
2020 3,700 4,000 300 10,000
2021 3,800 4,300 500 9,500
2012-2021 32,800 34,200 1,400 n.a.

Sen. Rand Paul Calls for Action on Federal Budget

03/17/11: Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Five-Year Balanced Budget Plan

S-1 FY2012 Senator Rand Paul(Nominal Dollars in Billions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues DeficitsSurplus Debt Held By Public
2011 3,708 2,228 -1,480 10,430
2012 3,100 2,547 -553 11,051
2013 3,152 2,755 -397 11,532
2014 3,227 3,088 -139 11,748
2015 3,360 3,244 -116 11,942
2016 3,430 3,349 19 11,997
2012-2016 16,269 15,083 -1,188 n.a.

http://campaignforliberty.com/materials/RandBudget.pdf

50% Recognize Official Debt Ceiling Figures Understate the Problem

“…A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of Likely Voters nationwide correctly believe that raising the debt ceiling will let the government fund spending levels that have already been approved by Congress. Thirty-two percent (32%) believe that it will authorize the federal government to spend more money, while 30% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

At the same time, 50% realize that the official debt ceiling of approximately $14 trillion does not include the cost of commitments the federal government has made for future retirement, Social Security and Medicare benefits. Only 17% mistakenly believe that the official figures include these commitments. One-in-three voters (33%) are not sure.

When the cost of these future commitments is included, the total debt is approximately five times higher than the reported figures, somewhere in the range of $70 trillion. The government does put out an annual report estimating these figures, but they rarely intrude on the fiscal debate in Congress. The total amount of outstanding debt has grown even faster than the growth of the reported debt over the past decade. …”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/federal_budget/april_2011/50_recognize_official_debt_ceiling_figures_understate_the_problem

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