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Your Vote Matters

June 29, 2012 by  

Finally, Obama said something I agree with. President Barack Obama was roundly criticized for his long, disjointed and uninspiring speech on the economy two weeks ago. But he said something in his conclusion that I’m sure most conservatives would agree with: “Your vote will finally determine the path that we take as a nation — not just tomorrow, but for years to come.”

Food stamp use explodes. Remember when Bill Clinton bragged that his welfare reform was taking Americans off the dole? The Administration of Barack Obama sure has reversed that. At the end of fiscal 2008, the food stamp program cost taxpayers $34.6 billion. Today, the tab has more than doubled, to $78 billion, with one in seven Americans on the dole. And believe it or not, the Department of Agriculture is spending millions of dollars on an advertising program to get even more people signed up. They’ve even got a $500 million bounty to reward States for finding more participants.

Meanwhile, families’ net worth plummets. A report by the Federal Reserve says that the average American family’s net worth dropped almost 40 percent between 2007 and 2010. It went from a high of $126,400 in 2007 to just $77,300 in 2010 — a level last seen in 1992. Most of the decline was attributed to the sharp drop in housing values. Family income is also falling, from an average of $49,600 in 2007 to just $45,800 in 2010. Does anyone want to bet that things have gotten better in the past 18 months?

How much will this matter in November? What do Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin have in common? First, they’re all considered toss-up States in the Presidential election. Whoever wins most of these electoral votes will undoubtedly win the White House. But second, they are all States where voters approved an amendment to the Constitution declaring that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

–Chip Wood   

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • Warrior

    The “true progressives” will stick together as was witnessed yesterday. However, looks as though some of the “herd” is attempting to escape the “big tent”.That’s a good thing. Shows everyone who the enemy really is.

    • Donald

      In US politics Nothing seems to change: “Herd” vs Cabal.

    • my 2¢ worth

      This ‘Enemy’ statement really concerns me.. not as much that you, personally stated it as much as it’s being used too often by others.. First and foremost we’re all of us Americans.. Disputes? Arguments? Even close families have those but one American calling another American “The Enemy” is just too sad. What has happened to freedom of choice? Some see something they like, they back it up.. Others see the flaws of that choice and accuse those of being… The Enemy? They have eyes too, they can ‘smell’ flaws in other’s choice(s) too and in turn call them ‘enemy’.. Where does it stop? We’ve got enemies coming out of the wood work around the world and we call our own.. Enemy? It’s disgusting! It’s absurd!! It’s…. sad.

  • GALT

    ” To conquer, first DIVIDE!”

    “A man must live by his work, and his wages must be at least enough to maintain him.
    They must even on most occasions be somewhat more: otherwise it would be impossible for him to bring up a family and the RACE of such workmen could not last beyond the first generation.”

    As it was in beginning, now this is no longer a concern…….this race has no value, so they have no need of those unalienable rights that government was instituted to secure…….

    Vote early, vote often………assist this race to its final resting place…….gotta be the best con ever………convincing the eventual victims to vote for their own demise…….the only sad part will be that they will miss the punchline……..watching the “producers” eating their gold.

  • Liberterian

    Your vote matters! In a pigs eye. The vote of the power brokers, the rich and the corporations matter. Us! we are the slugs that the big fish feed upon in their quest for power, glory and immortality.

  • Liberterian

    Oh yes, and have that with a cup of teabagger kool aid.


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