Category Archives: Congressional races

Obfuscation and deception

Bureaucrats, who mainly deal in information, have an interest in keeping that information close. It is the key to their power. In that context, many a bureaucrat, whether elected or appointed, initially assumed, when electronic record keeping arrived on the scene, that sensitive information would be easy to lose (GIGO) or simply disappear. (We were reminded recently that the White House has special secure servers on which special information (read “embarassing”) could be “secured.”) Secure is the latest bureaucratic substitute for secret.
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Prescription for a Congressional candidate

Congress, according to the Constitution, is charged with distributing the currency into the economy by paying for goods and services necessary to promote the general welfare. There is no reason why Congress cannot fund the selection and hiring process of candidates for legislative, as well as executive and judicial positions. Congress handing over the distribution of currency to the Federal Reserve Banks is both a cop-out and an effort to make local financiers and other money managers (insurers, bond dealers, mortgage writers etc.) interested in securing their representative’s continuance in office. It is an extortion racket instituted and maintained by the moneyed class.
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