some interesting things about the economy, money, tax, income, poverty level, government salaries, aid to foreign nations

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In 2015 the poverty level per household of one person was $11,770
in 2014 it was $11,670
—that's less that 1% increase.  In fact, it is under 9/10s of a penny / dollar or about .085% increase (and of course in light of the rise in unconstitutional sales tax, the rise in the illegal property tax, the rise in unconstitutional local, state, and federal income taxes, that 9/10ths of a penny on the dollar is really such a blessing).

But from 2014-2015 the rate of inflation was reportedly .5% -- which itself is a lie, since the government illegally
printed about $4 trillion dollars of fake paper money backed by nothing, which devalues the value of the dollar.

By law 1 paper dollar has to be backed by 1 dollar of gold.  If you print 2 $1 bills and only have 1 dollar of gold, then
the paper dollars are now worth .50 cents each.  If you print 4 paper dollars and only have 1 dollar of gold backing them
each paper dollar is worth .25 cents each.  The U.S. National Debt is $18 trillion dollars because the corrupt
politicians have illegally printed 18 trillion fake paper dollars without adding any gold to the reserve (and most probably
all of the gold was stolen from Fort Knox during the Clinton Presidency; additionally, all the silver, copper, and nickle
have been stolen from the hundreds of tons of coinage in circulation, replaced by painted lead; has any politician ever
been asked where all this wealth has gone and who authorized it?)  The US government and the Federal Reserve are the
largest counterfeiting ring ever to operate.  They printed that $18 trillion dollars because they have to somehow pay
for their own salaries and all the money they illegally give to other countries, interest groups, businesses, and individuals, continually robbing the taxpayers and their great, great, great, great, great, great grandchildren.  There is one easy solution.   Shakespeare nailed it on the head, but it should include all bankers as well as lawyers (and all politicians are lawyers; how else could the nation become so screwed by unless it was run by people who have been professionally trained to hide criminal activity?).  After that, deportation of all illegals, including all illegals who were eventually naturalized and all children and grandchildren born to them; no action can arise out of fraud.  That which is illegal or unlawful cannot be part of any contract.  Fraud and criminal activity is void ab initio.  99% of all laws passed in the US are therefore, void ab initio.  That which is not yours to give cannot lawfully be given.  Politicians who exceed their authority step of out any judicial immunity and perpetrate individual, not official acts.

See this site:

http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

 
(though they can only go by the official data, if the U.S. printed 4 trillion dollars, inflation had to be more than .5%
 
Something that cost $1.00 in 1913 now costs $24.00.   
 
This means that today's $1 in reality is only worth .04 cents compared to the 1913 dollar; .03 cents to the 1910 dollar.

In 1913 an ounce of gold was (rounded up) $19.00 an ounce.  In 2011 gold was $1900.00/ounce.  Though it fluctuates 5 to 10% it has just dropped back down to $1100.  They artificially manipulate it.  Inflation and the interest rate and the price of gold is not natural like the tides, it is artificial like the government playing with the dams to raise or lower the amount of water in the lakes or reservoirs. 

They are artificially keeping the price of gold low, because it will rise out of control if they don't and anyone with a brain will realize the dollar is crashing; so they create a "virtual reality" while they keep the dollar on "artificial life support system".  The only way that the perceived value of gold can drop is if the government either burns trillions of dollars of paper currency and never replaces it; or if the government finds $4 trillion dollars worth of gold and puts it into the national treasury instead of putting it in their own pocket (either of which is fantasy).

$19/oz. in 1913 to $1900/oz in 2011 represents 100% inflation.  Which means they stole 100% of the wealth of the nation and it is merely illusion, "virtual reality" that anyone owns anything.

They raise taxes on everything, even taxing the same thing several times, and tax you on your home every year (which is unconstitutional and theft).  They print fake money, indebting the nation, and devaluing what the dollar in your pocket is actually worth (both of which are theft; it is quite an ingenious pickpocket who can take all the money from your wallet and replace it with counterfeit money, without you knowing it, day after day, wherever you keep your money).

Despite REALITY, there are a plethora of DINSINFORMATION SPECIALISTS / LIARS out there,

No, the dollar did NOT really lose 95% of its value since 1913

realfactbias.blogspot.com/.../no-dollar-did-not-really-lose-95-of-its.html
Feb 25, 2012 - There is a chart making the rounds lately, that claims the dollar lost ... A household making $15,000/yr today is well below the poverty line, but ... Inflation Adjusted Average Income 1913-2006 (2006 dollars) h/t .... when it is tied to what is the historical driver of inflation, the increase in money supply over time.

ignorance, smoke and mirrors, stupidity, lies?

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It is not the government's job to fight poverty or create jobs.

You reap what you sow.  The government is not supposed to be a charity or a tyrant.  The government is supposed to be like your accountant... but how would you like it if your accountant stole all your money and spent it the way he wanted to and left you with virtually nothing?  THAT is what the government functions as and it is criminal.

The government's "war on drugs" or "war on poverty" is just another ploy to waste hundreds of billions of dollars without showing any results.  WHO would hire an employee that raises his own salary, steals everything of value from the business and on top of not showing any progress only makes things worse?  The government's mindset: The fire is not out yet—quick, throw some more gasoline on it!

Here is the solution for world poverty: If you are in poverty stop having babies!  If you can't care for children don't have any.  It is no one else's responsibility to pay for your children simply because you can't control your libido and are too lazy to work to support your family.  Work an 80 hour week like most everyone else who became a success, and get yourself neutered if you can't control it until you can afford it.

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Do you know that in Congress there are U.S. Senators, Representatives, Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico?

the Speaker of the House's salary is $223,500

the President pro tempore of the Senate and the majority and minority leaders in the House and Senate's salary is $193,400.
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See charts:

http://taxfoundation.org/article/us-federal-individual-income-tax-rates-history-1913-2013-nominal-and-inflation-adjusted-brackets

Note: I don't know how there was not a revolution in 1987, when they made those below the poverty level start paying 11% income tax! (well, someone had to pay for the increase in the politicians' salaries and perks). 

 
In 1977 they had again made it 0% for the poverty level, it had been 14% in 1976 and between 20% to 24% from 1942-1963! (to pay for all those wars I guess). 
 
In 1940 it was only 4% for up to $4,000 (which is $86,000 in today's money). 
 
In 1925 the tax rate was only 1.5% for up to $4,000. 
 
In 1920 it was only 2% for up to $20,000 (which is $238,000 in today's money). 
 
In 1913 it was only 1% for up to $20,000. 
  • In 1913, the top tax rate was 7% on incomes above $500,000 ($10 million 2007 dollars) and a total of $28.3 million was collected.
  • During WWII the top rate rose to 77% and the income threshold to be in this top bracket increased to $1,000,000 ($16 million 2007 dollars).

In order to finance U.S. participation in World War One, Congress passed the 1916 Revenue Act, and then the War Revenue Act of 1917.

See the purpose of war? it enables the politicians/bankers to steal the wealth of the entire nation... NOT the enemy nation, but their HOST nation.

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See:


Our graph shows a series of tax regimes. Overall, taxes stayed low until 1940, spiked during World War II, remained high through the Korean conflict, and eased slightly in the mid ’60s. From there, they held steady, until President Carter emancipated poverty-level wagemakers with his tax-free under-$8000 bracket, creating the blue wedge in our graph. Three years later, Reagan entered office and began turning the tables, finishing in 1988 with his retrograde 28% upper rate. The rich were now on tax vacation, at the expense of the poor and middle class.

A modified Reagan-era tax system lingers to this day. To his credit, Dubya did reduce taxes on very low earners, so they’re no longer getting hammered. But, the people at our economy’s core – the full-time workers earning between $20,000 and $150,000 a year – still pay at up to double the rate of the ultra-wealthy, relative to what history suggests they should.

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The salaries listed below are annual as of 2015. The president most recently received a raise in 2001.

Position Salary
President
 1789 $25,000
 1873 $50,000
 1909 $75,000
 1949 $100,0001
 1969 $200,0001
 2001 $400,0001
Vice President $230,7002
Senator $174,000
Representative $174,000
Majority and Minority Leaders $193,400
Speaker of the House $223,500
Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court $255,500
Assoc. Justice, U.S. Supreme Court $244,400

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Christopher S. Murphy (D-Conn.) — $7,502 — Interestingly Murphy, the poorest member of the upper chamber, got to the Senate by defeating former WWE (world wrestling entertainment; wife of Vince McMahon) chairwoman Linda McMahon, who spent $48 million of her own money in their 2012 race. Murphy has between $30,000 and $100,000 of student loan debt.

Why would someone spend $48 million dollars of her own money to win a job that pays under $200,000 a year with only a guarantee that she would have that job for a few years?  Should that not raise an eyebrow?

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See
http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/29/retirement/congress-pension/

Want to retire with plenty of savings? Consider running for office.

Few workers enjoy such generous benefits. While most public workers still receive pension benefits, payments for retired state, county and city workers average around $26,000 a year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Based on current salaries, members of Congress who serve just five years are guaranteed annual pensions of more than $14,000 at age 62, according to current pension formulas. And those who serve 20 years or more can qualify for a pension of at least $59,000 as early as age 50.

In 2011, 280 former lawmakers who retired under a former government pension system received average annual pensions of $70,620, according to a Congressional Research Service report. They averaged around 20 years of service. At the same time, another 215 retirees (elected in 1984 or later with an average of 15 years of service) received average annual checks of roughly $40,000 a year.

 

A 30-year congressman retiring next year would be eligible for more than $75,000 a year. Nearly two dozen current senators and representatives have served 30 years or more.

While the average Social Security recipient receives around $15,000 per year, lawmakers and top White House officials can expect around $30,000 a year from Social Security due to their high salaries.

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  On top of their salary and pension, there are endless perks.  An entire shopping mall under DC for members only with discounted prices, everything from restaurants to barbershops to groceries and clothing, so they don't have to "rub shoulders" with the people they are supposed to work for who allegedly elected them

of course top of the line health care now and forever, travel allowance, office rent allowance, and a large allowance for staff, not to mention being wooed and wined and dined by Big Business, special interest groups, and foreign nations (mostly the state of Israeli).

see also

http://library.clerk.house.gov/reference-files/114_20150106_Salary.pdf

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Both Democrats and Republicans
Say,

"We're broke"

And can't help our own

Seniors,

Veterans,

Orphans,

Homeless,

Etc.,

 

and bloated politicians like B-HO who take multiple multi-million dollar vacations a year and illegally bills the taxpayer $1 million each time he wants to play golf... if you want to play golf, do it when you retire (though a person cannot truly retire from a position he does not legally hold).  Politicians are not hired (even if they are actually legally elected) to visit foreign countries or take vacations or play golf.  Do it on your own time and make sure you put in 80 hours a week actually working and not 30.  If you don't like that, find a real job.

But, over the last several years THEY have provided direct cash aid to....

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Hamas - $351 M,

Israeli (too many billions a year to keep up with)

Libya $1.45

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Egypt - $397 M,

Mexico - $622 M,

Russia - $380 M,

Haiti - $1.4

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Jordan - $463 M,

Kenya - $816 M,

Sudan - $870 M,

Nigeria - $456 M,

Uganda - $451 M,

Congo - $359 M,

Ethiopia - $981 M,

Pakistan - $2

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South Africa - $566 M,

Senegal - $698 M,

Mozambique - $404 M,

Zambia - $331 M,

Kazakhstan - $304 M,

Iraq - $1.08

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Tanzania - $554 M,


Billions of Dollars to these nations  and they
still hate us!

But is it unconstitutional to give a single penny to a foreign nation
in any form: gift of money, loan, food, medical aid, military aid, etc.

US taxpayer money's only legitimate, lawful use is spending it on
services those very taxpayers need but cannot provide for themselves
like the nation's roads and bridges.

No charitable giving by the government; that is for individuals and charities to do.

No bloated salaries or perks that the Average American does not have... public servants are not supposed to live better than their masters unless they were already independently wealthy; and if they were independently wealthy they do not need any salary or pension or perks because the only purpose of holding office is to SERVE not serve yourself.