Wouldn’t you like to know where Dick Cheney puts his money? Then
you’d know whether his “deficits don’t matter” claim
is just baloney or not.
Well, as it turns out, Kiplinger Magazine ran an article based on Cheney’s
financial disclosure statement and, sure enough, found out that the VP is lying
to the American people for the umpteenth time. Deficits do matter and Cheney
has invested his money accordingly.
The article is called “Cheney’s betting on bad news” and
provides an account of where Cheney has socked away more than $25 million. While
the figures may be estimates, the investments are not. According to Tom Blackburn
of the Palm Beach Post, Cheney has invested heavily in “a fund that specializes
in short-term municipal bonds, a tax-exempt money market fund and an inflation
protected securities fund. The first two hold up if interest rates rise with
inflation. The third is protected against inflation.”
Cheney has dumped another (estimated) $10 to $25 million in a European bond
fund which tells us that he is counting on a steadily weakening dollar. So,
while working class Americans are loosing ground to inflation and rising energy
costs, Darth Cheney will be enhancing his wealth in “Old Europe”.
As Blackburn sagely notes, “Not all ‘bad news’ is bad for
This should put to rest once and for all the foolish notion that the “Bush
Economic Plan” is anything more than a scam aimed at looting the public
till. The whole deal is intended to shift the nation's wealth from one class
to another. It’s also clear that Bush-Cheney couldn’t have carried
this off without the tacit approval of the thieves at the Federal Reserve who
engineered the low-interest rate boondoggle to put the American people to sleep
while they picked their pockets.
Reasonable people can dispute that Bush is “intentionally”
skewering the dollar with his lavish tax cuts, but how does that explain Cheney’s
It doesn’t. And, one thing we can say with metaphysical certainty is
that the miserly Cheney would never plunk his money into an investment that
wasn’t a sure thing. If Cheney is counting on the dollar tanking and interest
rates going up, then, by Gawd, that’s what’ll happen.
The Bush-Cheney team has racked up another $3 trillion in debt in just 6 years.
The US national debt now stands at $8.4 trillion dollars while the trade deficit
has ballooned to $800 billion nearly 7% of GDP.
This is lunacy. No country, however powerful, can maintain these staggering
numbers. The country is in hock up to its neck and has to borrow $2.5 billion
per day just to stay above water. Presently, the Fed is expanding the money
supply and buying back its own treasuries to hide the hemorrhaging from the
public. Its utter madness.
Last month the trade deficit climbed to $70 billion. More importantly, foreign
central banks only purchased a meager $47 billion in treasuries to shore up
our ravenous appetite for cheap junk from China.
Do the math! They're not investing in America anymore. They are decreasing
their stockpiles of dollars. We’re sinking fast and Cheney and his pals
are manning the lifeboats while the public is diverted with gay marriage amendments
and “American Celebrity”.
The American manufacturing sector has been hollowed out by cutthroat corporations
who’ve abandoned their country to make a fast-buck in China or Mexico.
The $3 trillion housing (equity) bubble is quickly loosing air while the anemic
dollar continues to sag. All the signs indicate that the economy is slowing
at the same time that energy prices continue to rise.
This is the onset of stagflation; the dreaded combo of a slowing economy and
Did Americans really think they'd be spared the same type of economic colonization
that has been applied throughout the developing world under the rubric of "neoliberalism"?
Well, think again. The American economy is barrel-rolling towards earth and
there are only enough parachutes for Cheney and the gang.
The country has lost 3 million jobs from outsourcing since Bush took office;
more than 200,000 of those are the high-paying, high-tech jobs that are the
life's-blood of every economy.
Consider this from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) June edition of Foreign
Affairs, the Bible of globalists and plutocrats:
“Between 2000 and 2003 alone, foreign firms built 60,000manufacturing
plants in China. European chemical companies, Japanese carmakers, and US industrial
conglomerates are all building factories in China to supply export markets around
the world. Similarly, banks, insurance companies, professional-service firms,
and IT companies are building R&D and service centers in India to support
employees, customers, and production worldwide.” (“The Globally
integrated Enterprise” Samuel Palmisano, Foreign Affairs page 130)
“60,000manufacturing plants” in 3 years?!?
“Banks, insurance companies, professional-service firms, and IT companies”?
No job is safe. American elites and corporate tycoons are loading the boats
and heading for foreign shores. The only thing they’re leaving behind
is the insurmountable debt that will be shackled to our children into perpetuity
and the carefully arranged levers of a modern police-surveillance state.
Welcome to Bush’s 21st Century gulag; third world luxury in a Guantanamo-type
Take another look at Cheney’s investment strategy; it tells the whole
ugly story. Interest rates are going up, the middle class is going down, and
the poor dollar is headed for the dumpster. The country is not simply teetering
on the brink of financial collapse; it is being thrust headfirst by the blackguards
in office and their satrapies at Federal Reserve.
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