Guest Post: US Government Seizes Pension Funds, Invades Pakistan

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Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man

US Government Seizes Pension Funds, Invades Pakistan

There are certain times in life when a man is faced with overwhelming
adversity… times when he has no reason to adhere to society’s norms
anymore.  It is in these instances that the true quality of his
character comes shining through.

One of these situations is when he’s broke. Dead, flat broke. Some
people, even when staring deep into their own financial abyss, still
hold to their moral principles, honor their obligations, and keep their
word.

For others, the boundaries of morality are quickly blurred into
shades of gray, and things like fraud, thievery, and deception become
perfectly legitimate tactics in their minds.

Speaking of broke, faced with what is tantamount to the official
insolvency of the United States of America, policymakers have opted to
seize funds from the retirement accounts of public sector workers in
order to keep the government running.

Wow. America’s leaders are willing to engage in cannibalistic
thievery in order to continue funding government operations. I wonder
what sorts of operations are so important that they are willing to steal
from their own people in order to finance? Any ideas?

Apparently, starting a shooting war in Pakistan was at the top of their list.

In the most insulting, disingenuous display of insensitivity and lack
of regard following such a momentous financial decision, the US Defense
Department decided to send helicopters into western Pakistan in a
search for more ghosts. Pakistani military fired on the choppers, and
the choppers fired back.

Seems like a good use of confiscated funds, no?

Never fear, though, the cracker jack squad of politicians in the
112th Congress is clearly hard at work, spending all of their time and
attention at resolving the debt crisis and budget troubles.

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas, for example, proved to America that
she’s focused like a laser beam when she introduced bill HJ Res. 64 on
Friday afternoon. What exactly is HJ Res 64? It’s a resolution to express support for designating September 2011 as Gospel Music Heritage Month.

The similarities to Nero playing his fiddle are all too obvious.

Adding injury to insult as it were, Ms. Jackson-Lee followed up HJ Res 64 with the introduction of HR 1900,
yet another bill to give TSA sweeping powers over “surface
transportation” such as train stations and bus terminals. Now you can be
molested in planes, trains, and automobiles. Coming soon: shopping
malls!

Not to be outdone by Ms. Jackson-Lee, Senator Barbara Boxer just introduced Senate res 177
to designate May 15th through May 21st 2011 as “National Public Works
Week.” Wait a sec… that’s this week! Well what are we waiting for,
comrades!?! Grab a shovel, there’s dams to build!

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To cap things off, President Obama is getting ready for his highly
publicized trip to Ireland next week where he will visit the ancestral
home of his great great great grandfather, a small town called
Moneygall.

About 298 people live in Moneygall. The town has swelled for the last
two months as US Secret Service agents and the President’s
administrative entourage have descended upon the town to prepare for his
visit. Important issues must be tended to… such as, “what kind of beer
will the President drink?”

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I couldn’t even begin to estimate what the cost of this trip will be
to US taxpayers… but somehow I doubt it’s worth a single penny of seized
funds.

Like I said, there are certain times in life where a person’s true
nature comes shining through. The government is telling us here that,
even when faced with insolvency, it will happily confiscate any source
of capital it can, and then continue squandering it all on useless
folly.

It really leaves me wondering when people are going to wake up and say to themselves, “Enough is enough!”