Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 17, 2012, 11:11 p.m. EST by Carroll
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1- The theft of America's future takes place: a) under the cover of darkness by criminal gangs; b) in the hovels of the poor who cheat welfare; c) in broad daylight as Congress uses the nation's wealth in barter for private gain.
2 - Congress's behavior is made possible by: a) the Constitution; b) their assuming private ownership of the Treasury; c) the concentrated wealth of corporations; d) a political system regulated by a capital market.
3 - The citizens can stop the rip off by: a) electing honest people; b) dropping the pretense of democracy and giving the corporations outright control; c) occupying the Treasury (seizing financial ownership of Treasury surpluses).
This country has enough wealth to solve all of its problems. But that resource is not spent for the commonwealth; it has been hijacked by Congress to barter with special interests for tenure in office. How do we stop it? Congress has taken private ownership of the Treasury as its working capital in the pursuit of personal profit, thereby ruining the land. So the citizens will have to restore the wealth to its intended use of providing all citizens with Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness. Congress has placed itself in the role once occupied by King George. King Kongress will have to brought to task and made to serve as managers of the people's money, not as private owners over it.
Attack the problem at the source: take the pistol from the pirate's hand. Let Congress pass financial ownership of the Treasury to the people by issuing Stock Certificates to individual tax payers for each dollar paid into the system, its value pro-rated to the total tax payments made by all citizens, redeemable any time there is a surplus in the Treasury (as in 2001). Let the democratic process sort out its problems with citizen-captains of the ship of state, the capital owners of their country, not citizen-slaves rowing in the galley of political fortune.
When Congress sits down with their buddies to spend the money, let the combined capital weight of all tax payments enter into the political process as a countervailing power to the special interests' deep pockets. Let the citizens review an objective measure of how well government is doing by watching the value of their Stock move up or down each year. Let the 100% see their Shares increase in value only when government spends the money to solve the problems and restore prosperity to the land. Let the invisible hand of everyone seeking their well-being guide people to find the right managers for their money and the proper legislation to provide for all of society. Let the people use the principles of capitalism as judo against the abuses of capitalism.
Seize the wealth of the nation for the people. Occupy the Treasury!