National Congress Denounces "False Stimulus" Bill
February 10, 2009.
On behalf of the fourteen State Delegations to the Southern
National Congress (SNC), the SNC Board of Governors announced
today its strong opposition to the stimulus-and-bailout bills now
making their way through the U.S. Congress.
We are deeply
concerned about our fellow Southerners who have lost their jobs,
their homes, or the value of their retirement accounts. We pledge
ourselves to help wherever we can, and we encourage all
Southerners to help relieve the suffering of the jobless and
so-called "stimulus bills" solve our economy�s problems. In fact,
more government pork-and-spending will make things worse.
Government spending will impede a genuine recovery by further
weakening the U.S. dollar and increasing the growing risk of
hyper-inflation. Make no mistake, the two bills on the table are
spending bills, pure and simple. They contain "so much pork that
you�d think Jimmy Dean wrote them himself."
said on Monday that
America can no longer afford the old failed policies that
got us into the mess. But that�s exactly what he proposes � the
same old failed spending, gargantuan government debt, and phony
money created by the Federal Reserve that brought us here.
Thomas Moore, SNC
Chairman, noted, "This is classic
Washington folly. In response to the crisis that the
Federal Government itself created, it demands more of our money
and more power over us. President Obama�s approach may create a
temporary stimulus. But it will be a false one - in the same way
a junkie gets a �stimulus� when he shoots up with heroin. He may
feel good for a little while, but he will eventually crash from
this high and runs the very real risk of ultimately dying from his
U.S. is also addicted - to a lethal mix of loose credit,
runaway debt, and profligate spending. This is made possible by
fiat money � money the Federal Reserve creates from nothing
and backs with nothing. We denounced this practice at the First
December 6, 2008, and we
continue to abhor it."
politicians who live by pandering to special interests and
un-elected and unaccountable bureaucrats are simply unqualified to
address the deepening economic meltdown. The current crisis was
largely caused by these same people. We loathe putting our
economic security and that of our families into the hands of these
incompetents. If this continues, these people will obliterate the
America most of us were born into. We are now clearly
threatened by domestic, internal decisions which will ultimately
destroy the country."
people are sick of being plundered by Wall Street and Washington.
Calls to Capitol Hill are reportedly running seven to one against
the so-called stimulus package. Yet the Feds appear determined to
produce a bill by the end of this week. Pat Hines, Board Member
for South Carolina, reports, "70% of Americans nationally, and 90%
of South Carolinians, are opposed to this and every so-called bail
out bill so far, even though South Carolina�s unemployment rate is
soaring. By continually ignoring the will of the people we can
all now plainly see the basic disconnect between the national
government and the governed. This government is broken and
cannot be repaired."
The SNC Board
laments the absence of any effective opposition to the Obama
crusade to socialize the
U.S. economy. The Republicans were eager supporter of
the $700 billion Bush-Paulson payoff to Wall Street back in
October 2008 and now lack all credibility. Their formerly
abandoned but newly discovered commitment to free enterprise
convinces no one. Indeed, the critical votes to pass the Senate
version of the monstrosity came from Republicans. Any effective
opposition to the juggernaut of socialist spending bearing down on
us must now come from us - the States and from the people. We
must act for ourselves and our families.
irresponsible legislation proves that career politicians of both
parties have failed us; or worse, actively betrayed us. But the
people still need representatives who will defend their
interests. That�s why it�s up to citizen-leaders - folks like us
- the delegates to the Southern National Congress, to step into
the breach. When the stimulus bill brings about its inevitable
havoc and destruction, remember who really spoke out for our
The Board of
Governors of the Southern National Congress is the oversight body
of the SNC and comprises one Member elected from each of the
fourteen State Delegations. The Board is authorized to speak for
the Congress when it is not in session.
information about the SNC can be found on the
www.southernnationalcongress.org, or by contacting the
Chairman of the SNC Media Committee
Jonathan Ingram, at
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