Labor unions, communists, “community organizers,” socialists, and anti-capitalist agitators have all joined together to “Occupy Wall Street” and protest against “greed,” corporations, and bankers. But despite efforts to portray the movement as “leaderless” or “grassroots,” it is becoming obvious that there is much more going on behind the scenes than meets the eye.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich�s (left) recent offering of his �National Emergency Employment Defense Act� (NEED Act) is designed to remove all money creation powers from the Fed to a newly established congressional agency, the Monetary Authority. According to Kucinich, the bill �would reassert congressional sovereignty and regain control of monetary policy from private banks [the Federal Reserve]� by placing that control into the hands of �a separate Monetary Authority made up of experts � responsible for managing monetary policy.� That Monetary Authority would advise the �
Talk of an Obama impeachment reentered the political arena this week, this time for the targeted killing of American-born al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki. Texas Congressman and GOP presidential contender Ron Paul declared that because of the President’s “flouting” of the law, impeachment is possible.
Though the number of GOP presidential contenders has grown seemingly unmanageable, many Republicans have practically demanded the entrance of another candidate: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie, though appreciative of the vote of public confidence, has repeatedly declared he would not consider a presidential bid this time around; however, his assertions have seemed to fall on deaf ears. Many continued to point to various statements by Christie thought to be alluding to possible consideration of a run despite his declarations to the contrary. Just moments ago, however, Christie made yet another official statement indicating he would not run for President.
Robert Johnson (left), business magnate and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), has joined the mounting list of CEOs and business leaders who are questioning President Obama’s incessant demagoguing of America’s wealthy. On "Fox News Sunday," Johnson suggested that the President "recalibrate his message," so as not to "demean" or "attack" the achievements of so many hardworking Americans. "I’ve earned my right to fly private if I choose to do so," he declared, "and by attacking me, [Obama] is not going to convince me that I should take a bigger hit because I happen to be wealthy."