Who’s the real populist? Ron Paul or Herman Cain?

The recent surge by Herman Cain in the polls is not completely unexpected. I think most of us could tell from the beginning that his presence on the national stage during the debates seemed suspicious since nobody I knew had ever heard of him and he was polling at 0% nationally. It is not unbelievable that the establishment would place a dark horse candidate on the stage and give him attention while simultaneously attacking and ignoring Ron Paul at every opportunity. This gives those unsure voters an alternative that they can jump to when they’re told that Ron Paul is unelectable.

Lately he’s gotten a lot of attention because of his pithy remarks and easy going demeanor. Americans are quick to trust someone who paints themselves as an outsider and a businessman instead of a politician. Understandably so, being a politician is not exactly the most esteemed title and in fact it’s often used as a pejorative. But if Cain thinks so little of politicians why has he spent so many years trying to be one (and failing)? He ran for the senate in his home state of Georgia and came in a distant second in the primary in 2004. He ran for president in 2000 but eventually dropped out and endorsed globalist Steve Forbes. He was also an economic adviser to the Dole/Kemp campaign of 1996.

But most importantly of all is Cain’s job history and his record on public policy comments. The title that is always displayed under his name is “former CEO of Godfather’s pizza”, but what it should say is “former chairman of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City”. The Federal Reserve is the root cause of ALL the problems with our society. The FED provides the availability of unlimited funds and works outside of the rules and regulations of congress. It is also outside our constitution since it states that congress alone has the power to create money and that this power cannot be delegated. The Federal Reserve has broken our country up into 12 regions and each region has a branch that it rules over like a fiefdom. They keep a close eye on the local happenings and report back to the motherships of the New York Fed and official headquarters in DC, ironically located on the corner of Constitution Ave.

Federal Reserve Bank regions

The twelve regions of the Federal Reserve and its head branches

Herman Cain was the deputy chair of that Kansas City bank from ’92-’94 and the chairman from ’94-’96. The Fed, like real gangsters, would never have their top tier members run for office because it would be too obvious. Instead they have their 2nd and 3rd tier suck ups run for office because they know them well but their history isn’t so long that anyone could identify them. But believe it when I tell you that he is completely under their control. Like the record of Fed chairmen in the past, Cain’s record of predictions is pretty bad. He missed most of the bubbles in the past decade, and that’s especially bad since he worked for the group that creates financial bubbles as a business model. The Fed makes more money when the government inflates.

Consider this difference:

Herman Cain is a liar for one, he gets caught in a lie here in this video by Chuck Todd. Cain says that he was going off the reports he was getting from the media to which Todd replies, “but you were criticizing those reports and the reports turned out to be right.” Then Cain backtracks and says “well yes, but now I’m going to have economic advisers around me who can inform me better”.

Congressman Ron Paul, address house financial services cmte. September 10, 2003:

The special privelages granted to Fannie and Freddie have distorted the housing market by allowing them to attract capital they could not attract under pure market conditions… like all artificially created bubbles, the boom in housing prices cannot last forever. When housing prices fall, homeowners will experience difficulty as their equity is wiped out. Furthermore, the holders of the mortgage debt will also have a loss. These losses will be greater than they would have otherwise been had government policy not actively encouraged over-investment in housing.

When confronted by Paul about the Federal Reserve in the last debate, October 11th in New Hampshire, Cain was asked if he stood by his comments that questions about the Federal Reserve were stupid, an audit would reveal nothing, and people who questioned it are ignorant. Cain flatly denied these comments, but here is what he said and wrote in the past year:

“How can a person randomly show up at a hundred events and ask the same stupid question to try to nail me on the Federal Reserve?” 

“It’s really becoming annoying more than anything else.”

From a speech on December 29, 2010: “I don’t know why people think we’re gonna learn this great amount of information by auditing the Federal Reserve… I think a lot of people are calling for this audit of the Federal Reserve because they don’t know enough about it. There’s no hidden secrets going on in the Federal Reserve to my knowledge.”

Who do you want for president? The man who can accurately predict economic bubbles by himself, or the one who acts like he doesn’t know anything unless someone tells him so? If that’s the case then you’re electing his advisers and not Herman Cain. I think we’ve been through this with the last two presidents already. A president needs to be a leader and electing this globalist stooge of the banking cartels will not amount to one iota difference in our current course.

Cain’s 999 plan
Cain’s 9-9-9 plan which his whole candidacy is structured around is an awful idea. I don’t often agree with Michelle Bachman, but she got one thing right in the last debate.

“The 999 plan upside down is 666. The devil is in the details”.

He wants to add an additional revenue stream of a national sales tax to the already existing income tax and business tax which will tax poor people far more disproportionately than wealthy people. Adding an additional 9% on to your average working class family’s grocery bill is not my idea of a “fair tax”. Maybe in order to fix this after it’s implemented they’ll recommend that we all have to swipe our government issued ID cards that indicate how much money we make and which tax bracket we fit into so we can be taxed “more fairly”? Then when those ID cards get stolen and used fraudulently they’ll just tattoo us or implant RFID chips under our skin which have been approved by the FDA for injection, but clearly cause rapid tumor growth in test mice. Not only would a national sales tax be unfair, but it would also be a cash cow for the government which we want to shrink, not expand exponentially. How many times in the past has the government reduced rates? I think it’s fair to say that the 9-9-9 plan would end up being some other combination within a few years. It would probably look much more complicated, like 15.38-12.27-14.76 once congress has had the opportunity to start jacking it up. I love the thought of throwing out our current tax code, but I want it to stay in the garbage, not start replicating like gremlins.

Don’t be mislead
In the last debate Cain said that the best Fed Chairman we’ve had is Howard Greenspan. Greenspan, the man of the .com bubble and housing bubble. The man who wrote “”To my knowledge, that lowering of the federal funds rate nearly a decade ago was not considered a key factor in the housing bubble.” Really? What about the rapid increase in college tuitions? No? Nothing? Would someone please take responsibility for something around here?

The only thing I’ve ever known Ron Paul to change his stance on was his support for Reagan. After the government ballooned in size under his first term Ron Paul withdrew his support, but still blamed his handlers and not Reagan personally. Paul had a point too. Reagan was pressured by backers from the very beginning. He even was bullied into accepting CIA chief George H.W. Bush as his running mate, a man he did not particularly like or agree with. And also the man who stood to gain by the assassination attempt on Reagan’s life by John Hinkley, Jr.

Don’t be mislead by Herman Cain, a true establishment insider. For whatever reasons you’ve been told that Ron Paul is unelectable you need to really ask yourself how important those reasons are. He’s the only one with the longstanding record of rock solid predictions and unwavering positions.

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