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By Devvy Kidd

January 14, 2002

More smoke and mirrors is being dished up to the American people regarding how to "fix the economy." This past week Ford Motor announced it will cut up to 35,000 jobs and close five North American factories. 1.7 million jobs have been lost since 9-11. More than 1 million textile jobs kaput since the NAFTA treaty was signed into law back in ‘94. The American people are dying under the leviathan scale of taxes being levied against them at every step of day to day living. A long time ago Thom Jefferson said:

"If we run into such [government] debts, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors  and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of  England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for  their debts and daily expenses, and the sixteenth being insufficient to  afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes,  have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-suffers."

Instead of coming clean with the American people regarding the voluntary nature of the federal income tax, Mr. Bush, like all his predecessors since 1913, has chosen instead to lie to the American people. His ratings are very high right now because of the role he assumed following the horrific attack on America last September. Sadly, the bulk of the American people are so desperate for any kind of leadership, they have embraced Mr. Bush, no matter what comes out of his mouth.

I have every respect for the office of the President of the United States. However, I happen to believe the same thing Teddy Roosevelt articulated a long time ago:

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does NOT mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree  in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails  in his duty to stand by the country."

America is a capitalist nation. Our greatness was built on free enterprise, not government jobs and not government created jobs. It is not the responsibility of the federal government to create jobs. That is supposed to be the function of private industry. The U.S. Congress only has authority to do certain things under Art. 1, Sec. 8 of the supreme law of the land, the U.S. Constitution. These delegated authorities do not include the environment, education, tossing billions of dollars to foreign nations, paying foreign countries not to grow heroin poppies or pot and on and on ad nauseam.

The list of unlawful expenditures by this government would fill a book. I've said it before and I'll say it again: When it comes to jobs, the U.S. Constitution no longer matters. It no longer matters because our agricultural, manufacturing and industrial base which made America a superpower, is almost gone. These jobs which created such a successful middle-class in America has been destroyed through international treaties like NAFTA & GATT. As a matter of fact, when the counterfeit U.S. Senate ratified GATT, America became part of the insidious WTO (World Trade Organization). Here's the latest slap to American businesses which will cost even more jobs: "US Faces Record Sanctions After WTO Ruling"  By Saeed Shah

"US Companies are likely to face a massive $4bn (£2.76bn) in sanctions from the European Union following an expected World Trade Organization ruling today.

"The anticipated WTO decision, on the legality of a US scheme that gives billions of dollars in tax breaks to major American exporters, would be the highest penalty ever imposed by the world trade watchdog. Some of the foremost names in American business appear to have fallen foul of the rules, including Boeing, Microsoft, Kodak and General Electric. They would be threatened with new European import tariffs on products.

"There have been suggestions that Europe could use the ruling as ammunition in its fierce dispute with the US over planned protectionist measures for its struggling steel industry. A report last week said European steel-makers, led by Usinor, were lobbying the European Commission to do just that.

"Today's WTO decision is a verdict on an appeal lodged by the US after a WTO disputes panel found last August that an American tax scheme amounted to an illegal export subsidy. The ruling is confidently predicted to go Europe's way.

"Europe and the US are already close to a trade war over a US proposal to impose duties of up to 40 per cent on imported steel. President George Bush will make a final decision on the issue in the next few weeks."

The top three U.S. steel companies have all filed bankruptcy. America's participation in the WTO represents a complete and total abrogation of our sovereignty.  The U.S. Senate is unlawfully seated. The 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was never legally ratified by 3/4ths of the states at the time it was brought up for ratification. NAFTA, GATT and all other treaties ratified since 1913 are null and void. This is an indisputable fact.

Due to the flooding of American markets with foreign goods from our enemies, i.e., Communist China, the alternative for Americans has become going to work for  the prison systems, the medical industry or low paying jobs, scraping entire careers and lifetime careers. Many have opted to work for a city, a county, the state or the feds. Job security. Decent pay. The only problem is: The time will come when so many people work for "the state," there will no longer be enough tax dollars to support all this unnecessary and unconstitutional employment. Then where will America go?

Billy Clinton used to love to brag that he had created 14 million new jobs during his tenure. He did? Sure and Mr. Jones could thank Mr. Clinton for all three of his minimum wage jobs while Clinton supported the destruction of our true and meaningful job bases: ag, industrial and manufacturing. Mr. Bush, like his father, supports the same destructive redistribution of America's wealth into the hands of foreign countries while our people go without.

Last week Mr. Bush signed H.R. 2869, The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownsfield Revitalization Act. More unconstitutional junk law. But, it will create jobs using federal money from the people's treasury in total violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Who made this mess to begin with regarding the environment, wholesaling our job base all around the world through over-legislation and genuflecting to whatever the greenies have wanted over the past 30 years? The U.S. Government. Create the problem and then overstep the lawful bounds explicitly directed in the Constitution to ‘fix it.' Sadly, too many Americans are willfully believing lies because it means jobs.

There is only one economic stimulus package Mr. Bush should be pushing, because unless and until these measures are implemented, there can be no economic prosperity in America. Please, Mr. President, stand up and tell the American people what has to be done:

Get America out of insidious treaties like NAFTA & GATT. Get America out of the IMF and any participation in the World Bank.  Eliminate the privately owned ‘Federal' Reserve, which in turn will shut down the Gestapo IRS. No more new lies to replace old lies.

Speaking of eliminating the federal slave tax, Larry Becraft and I will represent The Wallace Institute  at Bob Schulz' historic IRS hearings next month in Washington, DC. For an update on the hearings, please go to:

A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Bush said there would be no new taxes - "Over my dead body!" Honest, I read his lips! Just where is all this "money" supposed to come from to support creation of more jobs through Mr. Bush's economic stimulus package? It will come from the private central bank:

Those jobs everyone is so excited about today will continue the sickening trend of passing along massive and unpayable debt to our children and grandchildren. It must stop. Get educated with the facts and pass them along.

It's more than socialism creeping into the American way of life. The current course spells a totalitarian regime that will spell the death of this Republic. Before you take that city, state, county or federal job, ask yourself what will it cost US five years from now? Buy American and help reopen our factories. Help us re-establish America's industrial and manufacturing base by demanding Made in the USA. Let market forces counter what our corrupt politicians are too cowardly and greedy to do themselves.

© 2002 Devvy Kidd - All Rights Reserved

Devvy Kidd is an Advisory Board Member for The Wallace Institute. She is the founder and Director of POWER (Project on Winning Economic Reform). Her web site is: