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We Elected Obama but Failed to Remove Deadwood

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After the election, most of the gangsters returned to high office to continue the ruin of America. They are the establishment accustomed to periodic outbursts of rage from the voters. Usually, they quiet down sullen and resentful. For the past forty years the media has served to pacify them with amusements and diversions. They live in a CIA fairy tale world under the thumb of the New World Order. Their function is to be uncomplaining consumers of material goods and corporate lies. If Madison Avenue failed to control information available to the public, the government filled the void with hand-out sheets to the media reporters.   
Are you so sure you are not within the mind controller's range? For years the CIA has planted brain washed dupes among the recent hires of the US media. Some of them enjoy prominent positions among the best journalists and broadcasters. Left and right the masters of the universe have covered all the bases.

We Were Fat, Dumb and Happy Till the Recession Hit

Being in Recession brings fear. However remote, the citizen has the apprehension that the downturn will come to his door. He disassociates from the threat burying it deeply in his psyche or moving away from it.
Exploding job and home losses rip a person from his safe haven. Death becomes a possibility and the fear of extinction is a constant companion. Fear is the handmaiden of the mind controllers.

Many Controllers Have Infiltrated US Media to Subvert Economic Recovery

They aim to freeze us into inaction by making us too afraid to follow our interests. Their many lies include this whopper:

Obama's budget proposal would increase taxes on a large percentage of small businesses

Many media figures and outlets, including CNBC host Joe Kernen, CNBC host Maria Bartiromo, ABC News' Jake Tapper, CNN's Dana Bash, Fox News' Sean Hannity, CNN's David Gergen, Politico, the Associated Press, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, have advanced, uncritically repeated, or failed to challenge the debunked Republican falsehood that Obama's income tax proposals would increase taxes on a large percentage of small businesses. For example, Kernen didn't challenge Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) on the March 26 edition of CNBC's Squawk Box after Gregg referred to Obama's proposal as a "tax policy that basically is focused on raising taxes on small businesses especially."

In fact, according to the Tax Policy Center's table of 2007 tax returns that reported small-business income, 481,000 of those returns -- about 2 percent -- are in the top two income tax brackets, which include all filers with taxable incomes that would be affected by Obama's proposals to let portions of the Bush tax cuts for wealthy taxpayers expire and to reduce the tax rate at which families making more than $250,000 could take itemized deductions.

Hopping on the misinformation band-Wagoner, GM-style

The media failed and they failed hard this week when it came to news that General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner had resigned at the request of the Obama administration. ABC's Diane Sawyer claimed of the resignation: "[S]omebody said it's like The Apprentice, White House-style." We're not sure who Sawyer's "somebody" actually is, though it is worth noting her comments were far from the worst on the subject. Take, for example, Fox News' Andrew Napolitano, who said that the resignation was "an absolute power grab and it's the road to fascism" and that "this is Mussolini on the Potomac."

Worse still, many in the media falsely described Wagoner's resignation as unprecedented. A Washington Times editorial labeled Wagoner's departure from GM just that way -- as "unprecedented." At no point did the editorial mention that the government had required AIG, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac in September 2008 to replace their CEOs as a condition of receiving government funds during the Bush administration. Similarly, the Los Angeles Times and CNN's Lou Dobbs uncritically repeated Sen. John McCain's false claim that the government's Wagoner decision was "unprecedented." Despite the facts to the contrary, MSNBC's Chris Matthews called McCain's assessment "very correct," while Fox News' Steve Doocy actually claimedsaid the White House had sought Wagoner's resignation as "payback for the unions." "the last president who fired a CEO was Putin" and conservative leader Rush Limbaugh

- Media Matters

The Establishment Aims to Derail Health Care Reform

They lie. Obama should not attempt health-care reform given the current and projected federal debt

Many media figures have claimed or suggested that given the size of the current and projected U.S. federal debt, the Obama administration's health-care reform proposal is untenable. For instance, Hannity said on March 26 that "Obama wants to expand government. We've got health care, unbelievable amounts of spending -- we're gonna bankrupt the country." However, in making such statements, neither Hannity nor other media figures addressed the argument Obama has repeatedly made in response to such claims: that health-care reform is essential to the long-term economic and fiscal health of the country.

For instance, during the question-and-answer session following his March 24 press conference, Obama said: "What we have to do is bend the curve on these deficit projections. And the best way for us to do that is to reduce health care costs. That's not just my opinion; that's the opinion of almost every single person who has looked at our long-term fiscal situation." Indeed, Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag, who formerly headed the Congressional Budget Office, said in March 4 testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee about the administration's 2010 budget that "[t]he principal driver of our Nation's long-term budget problem is rising health care costs." Orszag continued:

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