Join with other liberty minded individuals from across Northern Kentucky for a combined meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month. The combined meetings start at 7pm but arrive at 6:30pm to socialize and meet fellow patriots. The combined monthly meetings are held at the Holiday Inn located at 7905 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042. The Holiday Inn Express is easily accessed off US-42 and I-75 at exit number 180.
by Bryan Miller
Audit the Federal Reserve? $1.2 Trillion Taxpayer Dollars Spent in Secret
Many people have expressed dismay and disgust over the Federal Reserve. A growing number of other conservative public figures and commentators are beginning to not only raise question about the practices of the Federal Reserve, but also its very legitimacy.
The recent FOIA requests by Bloomberg finally uncovered the staggering amount of American taxpayer money that was spent by the Federal Reserve- in secret mind you- during 2008-2009. In fact, the Federal Reserve blatantly lied to the American public, saying initially the amount was approximately $500 billion, when in fact the gross amount of money totaled over one trillion dollars.
That's right folks. 1.2 trillion Tax payer dollars spent in secret and with no accountability or oversight by elected representatives. That alone is an outrage and should put people in jail.
Moreover, to make matters even worse, we now know that much of this taxpayer money went overseas. While American citizens were getting hit with foreclosures, hundreds of billions of dollars were sent to bail out foreign banks, including many in Europe that are currently foundering. If and when those banks fail, that will impact our nation as well. As Bloomberg journalists Keon and Kuntz note in the August 21st 2011 expose:
It wasn't just American finance. Almost half of the Fed's top 30 borrowers, measured by peak balances, were European firms. They included Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, which took $84.5 billion, the most of any non-U.S. lender, and Zurich-based UBS AG (UBSN), which got $77.2 billion. Germany's Hypo Real Estate Holding AG borrowed $28.7 billion, an average of $21 million for each of its 1,366 employees.
The largest borrowers also included Dexia SA (DEXB), Belgium's biggest bank by assets, and Societe Generale SA, based in Paris, whose bond-insurance prices have surged in the past month as investors speculated that the spreading sovereign debt crisis in Europe might increase their chances of default.
Bloomberg has an interactive chart that I strongly recommend the reader review. Just look at it. Perhaps Texas Governor Perry could be excused for calling the Federal Reserve Board leadership borderline treasonous.
More recently, Zerohedge is reporting that another $88 billion has been moved out of the Federal Reserve into a list of recipients labeled as "other" on its journals. Other meaning what? Apparently the IMF, the ECB, and well, other European financial entities. Apparently our money is not ours, but instead it belongs to the Federal Reserve.
So where does this leave us, and what is the way forward?
After all, if the Federal Reserve can secretly spend literally trillions of our money without congressional authorization or even oversight, including spending it on foreign corporations, then a reasonable person must ask themselves a question: Just who, exactly, is in charge here? We have lost control of our currency, and in a large measure, our nation. If we are to continue to exist as a nation, we must put an end to this madness. The rule of law must be established and enforced.
"The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury." - George Washington
by Tyler Durden
Obama Declares War On "Extremism" – Are You An "Extremist"? Submitted by Tyler Durden
Do you know what an “extremist” is? In the wake of the horrible terror attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France, Barack Obama is speaking very boldly about the need to win the war against “extremists”, and he has announced plans to host a major global summit on “extremism” next month. And on the surface that sounds great. But precisely how are we supposed to determine whether someone is an “extremist” or not? What criteria should we use?
As you will see below, your definition of an “extremist” may be far, far different from the definition that Barack Obama is using. When you do a Google search, you will find that an “extremist” is defined as “a person who holds extreme or fanatical political or religious views, especially one who resorts to or advocates extreme action.” According to Wikipedia, “extremism” is “an ideology (particularly in politics or religion), considered to be far outside the mainstream attitudes of a society or to violate common moral standards. Extremism can take many forms, including political, religious and economic.” Please notice that neither of those definitions uses the word violence. In this day and age, you can be considered an “extremist” simply based on what you believe, and as you will see later in this article there are now tens of millions of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” and “potential terrorists” according to official U.S. government documents.
Read more here: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-13/obama-declares-war-extremism-%E2%80%93-are-you-extremist
by Lucy May-WCPO
On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Lucy May of WCPO reported OKI has not done a cost-benefit analysis of the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project. Mark Policinski, OKI’s Executive Director, went so far as to claim “it’s not his agency’s job” to do cost-benefit analysis.
“OKI's Policinski said it's not his agency's job to do a cost-benefit analysis of the project” [Brent Spence Bridge: What you need to know for 2015 Kentucky General Assembly, Lucy May, WCPO, January 7, 2015]
The following is a statement from Joe Meyer of Northern Kentucky United in response to Mr. Policinski’s comment:
“It is disappointing that OKI, the agency leading the campaign for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project, has not done the basic math on the costs and benefits of the project.
“The Pro-toll coalition, including OKI, has consistently exaggerated the benefits our region will receive from the project, while attacking those who raise questions about the costs.
“Mr. Policinski’s statement confirms what we have long feared – that the region’s transportation agency believes it has no obligation to protect the taxpayers it represents. They have failed to do the basic analysis necessary for a project of such national and regional significance.
“Any agency willing to pursue a multi-billion dollar megaproject without performing the necessary analysis should not be trusted with the authority to obligate Northern Kentucky residents to 30 or more years of tolls on the Brent Spence Bridge. “
In the effort to Get Common Core repealed in KY, there is a petition on this website (www.kentuckiansagainstcommoncore.com) for everyone to fill out to helps us get Common Core out of KY.
by Scott Hofstra
January 5, 2015
CONTACT: Scott Hofstra,
An Open Letter to Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader Rep. Jeff
To: Representative Jeff Hoover
Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader
Re; HB 399 Local Option Sales Tax
Dear Representative Hoover,
The United Kentucky Tea Party is the leadership group for the Tea Parties across the State of Kentucky.
We are contacting you to express our serious concerns about your endorsement of HB 399 as a co-sponsor with House Majority Leader Greg Stumbo
We strongly believe that this bill is in direct conflict with the National Republican Party Platform concerning taxation:
Taxes, by their very nature, reduce a citizen's freedom. Their proper role in a free society should be to fund services that are essential and authorized by the Constitution, such as national security, and the care of those who cannot care for themselves. We reject the use of taxation to redistribute income, fund unnecessary or ineffective programs, or foster the crony capitalism that corrupts both politicians and corporations.
Our goal is a tax system that is simple, transparent, flatter, and fair.
A reformed code should promote simplicity and coherence, savings and innovation, increase American competitiveness, and recognize the burdens on families with children.
We believe that the premise and intent of HB 339 is in direct conflict with the Republican Party Platform position on taxation and that it should be strongly opposed and rejected by Kentucky's Republican legislators.
We are also concerned that your support for this onerous bill is in direct conflict with your campaign promise not to support new taxes as affirmed by your signing of the American's for Tax Reform, Taxpayer's Protection Pledge that you signed in 2014.
We are hereby requesting that you retract your sponsorship of this bill and that you work diligently to oppose its passage. Based on your position as House Minority Leader, we also expect that you will use your influence to persuade other Republican House members to reject and oppose this bill.
We look forward to working with you to defeat HB 399 and protect Kentucky citizens from new and onerous taxes.