Unexpected praise for Ron Paul and his enthusiastic supporters from none other than Hillary Clinton.
An article on Marketwatch.com today notes that the recession began a year ago.
The U.S. economy entered a recession in December 2007, a committee of economists at the private National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday.
The economy reached a peak of activity in December 2007 and has been declining since, according to the business cycle dating committee of the NBER.
The government, academics and the private sector generally defer to the NBER’s judgments about recessions.
The committee does not judge a recession as two consecutive quarterly declines in gross domestic product; rather, it examines quarterly data along with four key monthly economic indicators: employment, incomes, industrial output and sales.
Employment and incomes peaked in December, industrial output peaked in January, and sales peaked in June, the NBER committee said.
The committee’s definition of a recession is as follows: “A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in production, employment, real income, and other indicators.”
No kidding. Thats why I made this post a year ago warning about an impending recession (or depression). Seriously, how much are they paying these people?
The important point here is that with this admission there’s the underlying reality that pretty much every official government and media source has been either completely wrong or blatantly lying to us for the past year saying the “economy is great”. More analysis here.
There’s a good map here that breaks down the election returns and includes some third party numbers as well. Third party vote totals can be found here. Scrolling over each state shows more detailed third-party numbers.
Also, the Daily Paul has some numbers on the “Ron Paul” Congressional candidates across the nation.
Strangely enough, as usual, many states are being called with less than 50% returns and some even before ANY returns are showing.
Here are a couple of posts from the Daily Paul that seem to shed some light on the somewhat ambiguous video message released by Ron Paul on the status of his campaign:
Rand Paul MD | March 8, 2008
Reports that Ron Paul has quit the Presidential Race remind me of Mark Twain’s famous quote, “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The Ron Paul Presidential campaign continues, albeit at a different pace.
What does that mean?
Ron Paul will continue to contest the remaining primaries. Ron Paul’s name will be on all the remaining state ballots. Ron Paul volunteers are encouraged to become precinct captains, delegates to state and national conventions, and to try pass Constitutional proposals to each state’s Republican platform.
For example, volunteers in each state should try to attach amendments such as the following: Republicans believe that war should only be fought after a proper Declaration of War by Congress. Another possible platform idea is that: Republican Congressmen are expected to vote against any federal budget, Republican or Democrat, that is not balanced.
Want to have some fun? Just imagine the fun when the debate begins on these ideas.
Is Ron Paul still campaigning for president? Yes. Ron Paul has tentative plans to campaign in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Ron Paul will also likely appear in other states that have remaining primaries.
The press is reporting that Ron Paul has quit the race. This is not true. Ron Paul’s video simply acknowledges that the campaign will continue but will also transform into additional activities such as education and supporting other candidates. In Kentucky we just held precinct conventions and Ron Paul Republicans won hundreds of precinct captains. In Kyle Texas, Craig Young upset the establishment choice for Republican County Chairman.
The Ron Paul Revolution lives on! Victory comes in many forms. Help shape what the Ron Paul revolution becomes.
From the Horses Mouth: Ron Paul IS IN THE RACE TO THE END:
I am posting this Mar. 6, 2008. My name is Bruce Bolock and I live in Lake Jackson, Texas. I have been a dedicated Ron Paul supporter and campaigner for more than 11 years. I am writing this on my wife’s computer. With three other dedicated supporter’s of Dr. Paul we met Sunday, March 2, 2008 for approximately 1 hour. Dr. Paul stated he is looking forward to campaigning in Pennsylvania (his birth state), North Carolina, and other primary states as the primary season winds down. He will enthusiatically go anywhere he is asked. He is in it as long as the funding continues to come in. Immediately before writing this I had a discussion with Carol Paul to confirm my understanding. Carol validated our understanding of the Sunday conversation. Earlier she had discussed this over the phone with Ron.
We have an excellent opportunity before us. Let’s not blow it!!!Those voters for McCain will now NOT turn out to vote as they see it unnecessary to go vote (based on the false, misleading information from the MSM). Or, they may switch over to vote against Hillary or Obama. The Ron Paul supporters can win the popular vote in these primaries and win the delegates. There is no other viable choice. It would be wise for the supporters of Ron Paul to continue to contribute to the campaign so that Ron can ride tihis all the way to the national convention. I am involved here and I am a delegate to the state senatorial convention. John McCain currently has ZERO committed delegates from Texas. That’s right—ZERO!!! The MSM has told you he has won the convention based on the delegates he won in Texas. Let me repeat, John McCain currently has ZERO delegates from Texas. We have the state senatorial convention and the Texas State convention to determine the delegates to go to the National Convention. They quite well may all be Ron Paul delegates.
Hence, we the supporters of Ron Paul need to cease and desist sending out these false rumors! They don’t help Ron, they demoralize his supporters. Please stop this nonsense, this only helps the establishment further control us. The establishment fears Ron Paul and a brokered convention. Don’t help them destroy this great opportunity,
Ron said things are winding down — not that he is dropping out — we still need to support him and get out and vote if we haven’t had the opportunity yet to do so.
Remember, we only lose if we give up on the ideals that brought us rEVOLutionaries together in the first place, so keep the faith and keep moving the cause of liberty forward!
This is just the beginning, not the end, and there are reasons to be optimistic…
Ron Paul appeared with John Roberts on CNN this morning to talk about his presidential campaign, Castro and Cuba, and the future of the Ron Paul rEVOLution.
Wait a minute — is this the same CNN network that criticized Ron Paul and accused him of spreading a conspiracy theory when he mentioned the NAFTA Superhighway and Trans-Texas Corridor during the presidential debates??? (The correct answer is, of course, YES!)
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“I’ve been lookin at this dude Ron Paul, he’s been exposing a lot of things that need to be talked about… It’s all about freedoms — they’re trying to take away our freedoms. Everybody needs to come together as a people and protect our freedoms. Put religion aside, put color aside…” –Prodigy
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I’ve been reading “The 5000 Year Leap,” a book about the principles the Founding Fathers espoused which inspired the formation of the Constitution. Coincidentally I had been reading the chapter about “Free Market Economics” when I was directed to the article I quote below—but in this chapter the author (Cleon Skousen) describes how it had been Thomas Jefferson’s desire to set up the United States so that Congress (not private banks) controlled the issuance of money. Sadly, his desire was never fully implemented in the U.S., and pretty much from day one, because of bad policy amidst an economic depression, the issuance of money was turned over to a private consortium of bankers, and later to the fed, another private bank.
Jefferson seems to be calling from the grave with disapproval:
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs. “
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For a while this video wasn’t embedding for some reason, if that is the case now view it at youtube:
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The other candidates and the MSM are just flat out scared of Dr. Paul now, hoping to avoid having to confront him or be confronted by him because they know they always lose. No more half-witted attempts to make him look bad, no more strange cackling while he speaks, just avoiding eye contact seems to be their plan.
Romney: 21:11, during 13 times
McCain: 16:00, during 13 times
Giuliani: 13:50, during 11 times
Huckabee: 12:11, during nine times
Paul: 6:31, during six times
John McCain was very confused.
And then of course there’s the strange “man behind the curtain” whispering to Romney, apparently the brains of the operation.
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A welfare-style tax rebate band-aid? Lowering interest rates and injecting billions of fiat dollars into an already over-inflated economy? This is like sticking bubble-gum into the cracks of a dam that is about to burst. It is only delaying the inevitable and making things worse.
Our economy is now facing imminent collapse, this will not be abated by faulty, temporary “fixes” that are only contribuing to the problem. Here are the real, urgent economic solutions provided by Ron Paul that need to be implemented.
1. Tax Reform: Reduce the tax burden and eliminate taxes that punish investment and savings, including job-killing corporate taxes.
2. Spending Reform: Eliminate wasteful spending. Reduce overseas commitments. Freeze all non-defense, non-entitlement spending at current levels.
3. Monetary Policy Reform: Expand openness with the Federal Reserve and require the Fed to televise its meetings. Return value to our money.
4. Regulatory Reform: Repeal Sarbanes/Oxley regulations that push companies to seek capital outside of US markets. Stop restricting community banks from fostering local economic growth.
Ron Paul’s comprehensive economic revitalization plan is available in it’s entirety online at: http://www.RonPaul2008.com/Prosperity.
Hand-tally expected to start today; Democrat Kucinich opts to end his recount.
Nashua Telegraph, 1.24.08
The Telegraph has confirmed that an elaborate supporter network for Republican presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul has raised the $59,600 to recount GOP ballots from the New Hampshire primary.
The recount is expected to start this morning. Democratic presidential candidate and Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich ended his requested recount of New Hampshire primary ballots Wednesday.
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I appreciate hearing the Vietnam Vet’s take on things, his desire to conclude the Iraq War and his thoughts about the Vietnam War, especially just having listened to recordings of MLK’s speeches opposing the Vietnam War. It was as if America was given [in the 60s] a chance to wake up and stop being a war-like people but on the whole they turned away the voices of reason, like MLK. It seems we are being given one more chance to wake up and become a peaceable people again with the Ron Paul movement. Its up to individual Americans.
“. . . It seems that I can hear God saying to America, ‘you are too arrogant. If you don’t change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power’. . .” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967
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