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The American Public: SOLD on the Auction Block

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The President and the Heads of Treasury and the IRS have rounded up the usual lackeys: politicians, unions, astroturf groups, and the captive media in order to sell the FATCA bill to the public by an auctioneer and his crew.  It’s about year 2008 or 2009. Some of the bidders and their bid numbers are listed here:

013 A Washington Newspaper,

015 A Treasury Accountant,

024 IJN: IRS Justice Network,

027 The Young Turd,

038 NSMBC,

039 Senator Chuckie,

042 Union of One Hands Washing the Other,

051 Researchers R U.S.,

056 A New York Newspaper,

071 PTIIJ: Peeping Tom Institute for Intrusive Journalists,

124 Senator Levitating,

151 Senator Barbara Briefs

Auctioneer: “Folks, we’ve gathered you here to sell this here 2010 HR 2847 #FATCA legislaton bill to the public. Now, this is going to be something of great perceived political value to all of you and your constituency. This is going to be tough bidding. We expect the numbers to go high, so dig deep in your pockets and give us the best number you can”

Auct: “I expect you to give me the number that you are going to tell your public about FATCA’s benefit to US coffers. Now this isn’t the number that it’s really worth in the budget. The number that you’re gonna bid is the number that you’re gonna tell to your public about FATCA’s worth

Auct: “Remember: Value has no relation to real cost. What number are you going to tell your public? That’s what you’re bidding today. What is this FATCA bill gonna get you?”

Auct: “This FATCA bill is gonna get you re-elected. It’s gonna raise your opinion polls. You’re gonna get all the hits you’ve ever wanted. It’s gonna get you those big research grants you’ve been waiting for. It’s gonna make your little group of bookworms into global heroes. It’s gonna make that other party look like panderers. You’re gonna be the union boss. Your papers are gonna be so full of ads your paperboys are gonna need their mommies to drive ‘em around the neighborhood in a station wagon. It’s gonna sell ginzu knives even while you’re running FATCA infotext.”

Auct: “All’s you gotta do is shovel it out to the public and you’re gonna get back value.

Auctioneer: “We will only START the bid at the FATCA bill’s book value–the only number published by the Agency” “Do you understand?” Bidders “mmm, umm, ahhh”.

Auctioneer: “I said we are going to start the bidding at THE BILLS’ BOOK VALUE. DO YOU UNDERSTAND? Bidders: “YES!”

Assistant: “OK, THE FATCA BILL BIDDING STARTS AT ITS 115 MILLION DOLLAR BOOK VALUE. Can you get an opening bid? “

Auctioneer: “We need a bid at the bill’s book value. We’ve got somethin’ that you just gotta have. Hundred fifteen, hundred fifteen, hundred fifteen million dollars. Do we got a bid at the bills’ book value? Hundred fifteen, hundred fifteen million dollars—FATCA’s book value. 115, 115, 115. No more, no less, Hundred Fifteen Million Dollars for the opening bid. Hunnert fifteen, hunnert fifteen, who’s got a hunnert fifteen?”

“Here”                              Assistant: “115 million dollars from bidder 015—what he’s gonna tell his FATCA bosses”

Auct: “Now we got it goin’, now we got it goin’, we got 115, now we need 150. Hundred fifty million dollars. We got hundred fifteen, we got 115, we need 150 million dollars.

“Yup”                              Assistant:  “bidder zero five six”

“500”                              Assistant: “bidder 013 bids 500 million dollars”

Auct: “We got $500 mil, can I get a billion?”

“Hey”                              Assistant:“bidder 36, $1 billion”

“5 billion dollars”            Assistant: “that’s bidder 42”

Auct:“We got 5 billion, now this FATCA thing’s sellin’ itself to the public, We need 8 billion,we got 5 billion, do I hear 8?”

“8 point 5 billion”             Assistant: “bidder 051 The Researcher bids 8 point five billion dollars for the research value of FATCA”

Auct:“We got 8.5 billion, we need 10 billion, we need 10, we need 10 billion dollars”

“HUP”                           Assistant: “bidder 39”

Auct:“10 billion, 10 billion, can I get 20. Can I get 20?”

“50”                               Assistant: “50 billion dollars from bidder 38”

Auct: “I got 50, , I got 50 billion dollars, do we got 100? We need 100, we need 100, we need 100 billion dollars for your FATCA message to your public” We need 100, who’s got 100?”

“YEAH”                         Assistant: “that’s bidder 151”

Auct: “I got a hundred, I got a hundred, I got a hundred billion dollars. I need 500 billion, 500 billion, 5 hundred billion dollars””Come on folks, think about what this FATCA bill is going to do for you and your constituency”” Let’s hear 500 billion dollars””500, 500, let’s hear 500”

“YAAA”                          Assistant: “bidder 024 bids 5 hundred billion dollars”

Auct: “We got 500, we got 500, we got 500, can I get 700?. We got 5, we need 7, come on 7, you can bid 700 billion dollars ”

“HEEAAAHH”                Assistant:  “hold up your number there, sir, you’re registered aren’t you?”

“oops, here’s my sign”   Assistant: ”thanks. Bidder zero seven one , $700 billion”

Auct: “We got 700, we got 700, we got 700 billion dollars. Who’s got 8, who’s got 8, who’s got 800 billion dollars?

“I’ll say FATCA IS WORTH 1 TRILLION DOLLARS over 10 years”    Assistant: ”that’s bidder number 124”

Auct:“We’ve got 1 trillion, we’ve got a trillion, we’re gonna say FATCA’s worth a trillion dollars. We got a number, FATCA’s got a new number, and it’s gonna be a trillion dollars. Is one trillion dollars how we are going to sell FATCA to the public? “One trillion dollars. Going once, Anybody? Just a little more for our constituents?” One trillion dollars” Is FATCA gonna be sold to the public at 1 trillion dollars? Going twice. Any more? Going twice. Going Twice. …….Gone

Auct: “FATCA is SOLD to the public for $1 TRILLION DOLLARS by the winning bidder from Michigan”

“phew”

Auctioneer: “There’s a sucker born every minute, Junior—-not bad, eh? It’s going out to the public at 10,000 times its real value” Assistant: “Quiet, Pops, those guys in there are our customers–we don’t answer to the public”

Auctioneer: “Those guys wrote the pitch on this FATCA bill thing, but what is it, really? Assistant: “ It’s one of those 1984ish ‘For the Greater Good’ things about somebody else paying taxes for you. Not sure what poor schmucks get slammed with it”

Auctioneer: “What’s it supposed to do?” Assistant: “Well, it’s supposed to be sold as a way for them to make money for their Treasury, but actually, all told, it’s a huge Loser

Auctioneer: “Oh, if we weren’t getting’ a % of the take, I might actually feel sorry for the public. Know what I mean, Junior?” Assistant: “Get over it Pops, I got kid’s to raise, and you’re getting’ close to retirement age, old man”

Auctioneer: “Your kids ain’t gonna be hungry, now, unless they spend too much time swimmin’ in the built in pool your gonna buy with today’s cut” Assistant: “I’d been tellin’ ‘em they’d be waitin’ for hell to freeze over before they got such a thing. Wonder how I save face when they find out that hell froze over”

Auctioneer: ”I need a rest, Junior. What other little goodies do you we have to sell to the public today?” Assistant: “Well, we got a few doozies in the wagon, but nothin’ like the whopper bill you just sold”

Auctioneer: Man, that all that whoopin’ up wore me out. Hey junior, you got any loaded beverages in that cooler of yours? Assistant: “Sorry boss, you told me to spread all the coolers out in the crowd, and they’ve been drinkin’ it up all afternoon. Should we feel guilty?”

Auctioneer: “Oh, I’ll sleep ok with myself, but you ought’ve saved some of that feel good potion for us” Assistant: ”Sorry, Pops. We’ll have to remember to buy more feel-good juice the next time around…But…..Sure did work good with this FATCA bill, though, didn’t it?

FATCA’s real estimated value— the revenue that it is said to take in— is now budgeted at 115 million dollars (as shown on page 7). And all the media and all the politicians and all their astroturfs have just bid up its touted value to billions and hundreds of billions and trillions–and the world gets to buy in on their nonsense.

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The Public Gets Sold Off—at the #FATCA Auction

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The President and the Heads of Treasury and the IRS have rounded up the usual lackeys: politicians, unions, astroturf groups, and the captive media in order to sell the FATCA bill to the public by an auctioneer and his crew.  It’s about year 2008 or 2009. Some of the bidders and their bid numbers are listed here:

013 A Washington Newspaper,

015 A Treasury Researcher,

024 IJN: IRS Justice Network,

027 The Young Turds,

038 NSMBC,

039 Senator Chuckie,

042 Union of One Hand Washing the Other,

051 Researchers R U.S.,

056 A New York Newspaper,

071 PTIIJ: Peeping Tom Institute for Intrusive Journalists,

124 Senator Levitating,

151 Senator Barbara Briefs

Auctioneer: “Folks, we’ve gathered you here to sell this here 2010 HR 2847 #FATCA legislaton bill to the public. Now, this is going to be something of great perceived political value to all of you and your constituency. This is going to be tough bidding. We expect the numbers to go high, so dig deep in your pockets and give us the best number you can”

Auct: “I expect you to give me the number that you are going to tell your public about FATCA’s benefit to US coffers. Now this isn’t the number that it’s really worth in the budget. The number that you’re gonna bid is the number that you’re gonna tell to your public about FATCA’s worth

Auct: “Remember: Value has no relation to real cost. What number are you going to tell your public? That’s what you’re bidding today. What is this FATCA bill gonna get you?”

Auct: “This FATCA bill is gonna get you re-elected. It’s gonna raise your opinion polls. You’re gonna get all the hits you’ve ever wanted. It’s gonna get you those big research grants you’ve been waiting for. It’s gonna make your little group of bookworms into global heroes. It’s gonna make that other party look like panderers. You’re gonna be the union boss. Your papers are gonna be so full of ads your paperboys are gonna need their mommies to drive ‘em around the neighborhood in a station wagon. It’s gonna sell ginzu knives even while you’re running FATCA infotext.”

Auct: “All’s you gotta do is shovel it out to the public and you’re gonna get back value.

Auctioneer: “We will only START the bid at the FATCA bill’s book value–the only number published by the Agency” “Do you understand?” Bidders “mmm, umm, ahhh”.

Auctioneer: “I said we are going to start the bidding at THE BILLS’ BOOK VALUE. DO YOU UNDERSTAND? Bidders: “YES!”

Assistant: “OK, THE FATCA BILL BIDDING STARTS AT ITS 115 MILLION DOLLAR BOOK VALUE. Can you get an opening bid? “

Auctioneer: “We need a bid at the bill’s book value. We’ve got somethin’ that you just gotta have. Hundred fifteen, hundred fifteen, hundred fifteen million dollars. Do we got a bid at the bills’ book value? Hundred fifteen, hundred fifteen million dollars—FATCA’s book value. 115, 115, 115. No more, no less, Hundred Fifteen Million Dollars for the opening bid.”

“Here”                              Assistant: “115 million dollars from bidder 015—what he’s gonna tell his FATCA bosses”

Auct: “Now we got it goin’, now we got it goin’, we got 115, now we need 150. Hundred fifty million dollars. We got hundred fifteen, we got 115, we need 150 million dollars.

“Yup”                              Assistant:  “bidder zero five six”

“500”                              Assistant: “bidder 013 bids 500 million dollars”

Auct: “We got $500 mil, can I get a billion?”

“Hey”                              Assistant:“bidder 36, $1 billion”

“5 billion dollars”            Assistant: “that’s bidder 42”

Auct:“We got 5 billion, now this FATCA thing’s sellin’ itself to the public, We need 8 billion,we got 5 billion, do I hear 8?”

“8 point 5 billion”             Assistant: “bidder 051 The Researcher bids 8 point five billion dollars for the research value of FATCA”

Auct:“We got 8.5 billion, we need 10 billion, we need 10, we need 10 billion dollars”

“HUP”                           Assistant: “bidder 39”

Auct:“10 billion, 10 billion, can I get 20. Can I get 20?”

“50”                               Assistant: “50 billion dollars from bidder 38”

Auct: “I got 50, , I got 50 billion dollars, do we got 100? We need 100, we need 100, we need 100 billion dollars for your FATCA message to your public” We need 100, who’s got 100?”

“YEAH”                         Assistant: “that’s bidder 151”

Auct: “I got a hundred, I got a hundred, I got a hundred billion dollars. I need 500 billion, 500 billion, 5 hundred billion dollars””Come on folks, think about what this FATCA bill is going to do for you and your constituency”” Let’s hear 500 billion dollars””500, 500, let’s hear 500”

“YAAA”                          Assistant: “bidder 024 bids 5 hundred billion dollars”

Auct: “We got 500, we got 500, we got 500, can I get 700?. We got 5, we need 7, come on 7, you can bid 700 billion dollars ”

“HEEAAAHH”                Assistant:  “hold up your number there, sir, you’re registered aren’t you?”

“oops, here’s my sign”   Assistant: ”thanks. Bidder zero seven one , $700 billion”

Auct: “We got 700, we got 700, we got 700 billion dollars. Who’s got 8, who’s got 8, who’s got 800 billion dollars?

“I’ll say FATCA IS WORTH 1 TRILLION DOLLARS over 10 years”    Assistant: ”that’s bidder number 124”

Auct:“We’ve got 1 trillion, we’ve got a trillion, we’re gonna say FATCA’s worth a trillion dollars. We got a number, FATCA’s got a new number, and it’s gonna be a trillion dollars. Is one trillion dollars how we are going to sell FATCA to the public? “One trillion dollars. Going once, Anybody? Just a little more for our constituents?” One trillion dollars” Is FATCA gonna be sold to the public at 1 trillion dollars? Going twice. Any more? Going twice. Going Twice. …….Gone

Auct: “FATCA is SOLD to the public for $1 TRILLION DOLLARS by the winning bidder from Michigan”

“phew”

Auctioneer: “There’s a sucker born every minute, Junior—-not bad, eh? It’s going out to the public at 10,000 times its real value” Assistant: “Quiet, Pops, those guys in there are our customers–we don’t answer to the public”

Auctioneer: “Those guys wrote the pitch on this FATCA bill thing, but what is it, really? Assistant: “ It’s one of those 1984ish ‘For the Greater Good’ things about somebody else paying taxes for you. Not sure what poor schmucks get slammed with it”

Auctioneer: “What’s it supposed to do?” Assistant: “Well, it’s supposed to be sold as a way for them to make money for their Treasury, but actually, all told, it’s a huge Loser

Auctioneer: “Oh, if we weren’t getting’ a % of the take, I might actually feel sorry for the public. Know what I mean, Junior?” Assistant: “Get over it Pops, I got kid’s to raise, and you’re getting’ close to retirement age, old man”

Auctioneer: “Your kids ain’t gonna be hungry, now, unless they spend too much time swimmin’ in the built in pool your gonna buy with today’s cut” Assistant: “I’d been tellin’ ‘em they’d be waitin’ for hell to freeze over before they got such a thing. Wonder how I save face when they find out that hell froze over”

Auctioneer: ”I need a rest, Junior. What other little goodies do you we have to sell to the public today?” Assistant: “Well, we got a few doozies in the wagon, but nothin’ like the whopper bill you just sold”

Auctioneer: Man, that all that whoopin’ up wore me out. Hey junior, you got any loaded beverages in that cooler of yours? Assistant: “Sorry boss, you told me to spread all the coolers out in the crowd, and they’ve been drinkin’ it up all afternoon. Should we feel guilty?”

Auctioneer: “Oh, I’ll sleep ok with myself, but you ought’ve saved some of that feel good potion for us” Assistant: ”Sorry, Pops. We’ll have to remember to buy more feel-good juice the next time around…But…..Sure did work good with this FATCA bill, though, didn’t it?

FATCA’s real estimated value— the revenue that it is said to take in— is now budgeted at 115 million dollars (as shown on page 7). And all the media and all the politicians and all their astroturfs have just bid up its touted value to billions and hundreds of billions and trillions–and the world gets to buy in on their nonsense.

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America Gang Bangs its own Citizens

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Fearing Up for #FATCA– with all Necessary Propoganda from the Administration

As the administration and friends were looking for someone else to fund both their deficit and their new domestic jobs bills (such as 2010 HR 2847 Jobs for Mainstreet Act), they looked around for new ways to get money from people they didn’t like. However, they needed to get it from people who couldn’t fight back. They also needed to make sure that no one else would come in and defend those people.

G.Obombda Barracks (G.O.B. or OB for short) asked his team: “What is the largest segment of US citizens that can’t fight back?” His team answered: “There are 7.6 million US citizens living outside the USA, and we make it difficult for them to vote–as difficult as we can, that is”

OB: “Any others?” Team: There are 10’s of millions of legal immigrant residents, whom we don’t need to please because most of them can’t vote.

OB: “Is that all you got?” Team: “Course not—they all got spouses and kids”

OB: “Better. But not good enough.” Team:A bunch of ’em got business partners, too”

OB: “What else can you get me?” Team: “We can get you entire families overseas with green cards”

OB: “Looking better and better.” Team: “And their green cards don’t even need to be active or usable.”

OB: “I like it. Let’s call them all “US Persons” What else?” Team: “Here’s the best part–they don’t have to BE those things, they just need to be SUSPECTED to be those things”

OB: ” ‘Those things’, what do you mean? ” Team: “They only need to be overseas and be SUSPECTED to be US citizens, or Green card holders, or spouses, or business partners overseas. And they only need to be SUSPECTED to be immigrants in USA. We call it ‘indicia‘ ”

OB: “OK, that sounds to be about the right percentage of US persons we could gang bang. How many would say we then got total?” Team: “Looks like it could be about 50 mil. We should be able to kick some ass with that advantage, don’t you think? 300 mil against 50 mil? ”

OB: “Yup. But let’s work out how we are going to take care of the Homees. I gotta cover my back from my own Homees. We need to eliminate resistance. We’ll get to that in a minute. What can we get outta these bums?” Team: “Well, they don’t really have all that much, but don’t tell that to the Homees”

OB: “That’ll never happen. But remember–I’m callin’ the shots,  askin’ the questions, and tellin’ people what to say. You got that?” Team: ” “Got it boss”

OB: “Glad we got that straight. How much can we get out of ’em” Team: ” Well, not much, these are just normal schmucks. The official estimate is right here on page 11 –it’s only $115 million total for the years 2014 to 2016.”

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OB: “What? I gave you a job here and you bring me piddly-ass little numbers like that?. Get me someone who can give me some real numbers. Fire that guy.” Team: “I got a study here that says $8.9 billion over 10 years”

OB: “Yeah, that’s good enough to feed to the opposition lackeys—go out and get some half-ass lackey to fund some bullshit study. Who else?” Team: “I’ll bring up the bill in the House, I can say $100’s of billions, We’re got access to a whole bunch of zeroes.

OB: “Make it be. Next?” Team: “I’ll take it up in the Senate, I can say $trillions

OB: “Now that’s better–you’re gonna go somewhere. Not sure where, but somewhere. How the hell are we gonna play this with the Homees?” Team: “Well sir, we got the media. All the left and quite a bit of the right, too.”

OB: “So what?” Team: “Well, some can say $trillions, some can say $hundreds of trillions. We got economist writers—they like a good whopper–and we got a couple of ’em sleeping in your spare bedrooms. We got the ‘justice’ memers-they’re always in for some ‘fair’ newsspeak for the Homees. We got the Patriots—what better than to go up against the Ex-Patriots.”

OB: “Ok, we got the players. What’s the play?” Team: ” Well, sir, we uh, we uh, we go these old laws—one of ’em is this taxation thing from about 1864 where we can tax people who don’t even live here—kinda like Iowa taxing people who live in Georgia—just because they were born in Iowa. Nobody really knows about it, and its actually, uh, sir, its kind of unbelievable cause nobody in any other country does taxes like that. And nobody knows about it either. And, uh, its not really a very good law cause it taxes people that don’t live here, for services they don’t get, and……”

OB: “Speak up man, didn’t your father teach you how to dream like him? We don’t have any problems in this big White House, all we got here are importunities. Do you think any American believes anything else than every cockroach in the world owes taxes to America? Speak up, and borrow some cajones from my Secretary of State—she’s got more than she needs.” Team: “ well, uh, sir, we uh got this other, uh law…uh, yeah, its really a law, it’s uh, it’s uh, it’s a little unconstitutional, and it’s uh, it’s uh, it’s a little unknown. You know, like, nobody knows about it. The IRS runs it, and they don’t even know about it. It sounds kind of funny, sir, kind of like FUBAR. It’s uh, it’s uh, it’s called FBAR. It’s supposed to be for evil tax evaders in the USA who are hiding money, but uh, but uh, sir, it’s written to mean also that all of those people you are talking about are affected by it too. Here, sir—-read the fine print”

OB: “God, man, you talk too much. The reason that I put up with you is that you come up with great new ways to screw people that can’t fight back. These are real laws aren’t they–they sound fake, but are they really written in a way we can use them?” Team “uh, yes sir, they are—they haven’t been used in a long time and they are pretty unbelievable, but yeah, they are laws”

OB: “This guy is useful. Don’t fire him. How can we use this?” Team: “Well sir, these are stupid laws, and they are old, but they are laws like the 77,000 other laws we have. Everybody is supposed to follow them, even if nobody knows about them”

OB: “I think you guys might be on to something” Team “Thank you sir, it’s not very often that you give us compliments”

OB: “How about ‘Law Breakers’ ? That oughta get the Homees worked up over this, whaddya guys think?” Team: “ uh, well, uh, that’s uh pretty good sir, you really are a good boss”

OB: “That’s it guys—make it be—call ‘em all ‘Law Breakers’ ” Team: “ yeah, yeah, hurray, uh.”

Aide: “pssst—sir, can you think of something that sorta rhymes with Laxanator?”

OB: “Laxanator, dat’s a gator, vacuumator, uh, um…..Tax Evader. That’s it. Tax Evader. We shall call 50 million people Tax Evaders. What a brilliant idea that I have come up with! 50 million US persons are all Tax Evaders. Go out and tell the Legislators. Tell the media. Get it out to 300 million Homees that there are 50 million Tax Evaders out loose and running outside USA. Don’t stop there! Tell the World! 50 million US citizens are all Tax Evaders. Go find them! Go FATCA them. Go FBAR them.“

OB: “This could be my second greatest accomplishment, just behind ACA. Just think of it, I persuaded the entire country of USA and the entire world that all US citizens that don’t live in USA are all Tax Evaders!”

OB: “I will go down in history. I am the first leader of a world power that has successfully negatively branded 15% of my population. And it is all to the benefit of 300 million of my Homees. I will live in infamy!”

OB: “My Homees–go out and kick some ass! Go get those Tax Evaders! They’ve left you! Go get them. Track them down. Make them pay! Chase them out! They will pay for your deficit and fund your jobs programs! Just search them out and find them and I’ve got a experienced team to do the rest!” Team: “Sir, uh, we are expecting some resistance from the opposing party”

OB: “You call that resistance? Don’t you know how this works? Just say that they are protecting tax cheats. Sick the media on them. They’ll be out of a career in no time. We’ll make Democrats out of them.” Team: “Sir, there’s also that Supreme Court thing—sometimes we don’t have the full majority there, yet”

OB: “Nonsense. We’ve got money out the whazoo. If we don’t have enough of our own, we’ll hit up the compliance industry for some of their profits. We’ll outspend them 20 to one.” Team: “Hurrah. Hurrah. Hurrah”

G.Obombda Barracks has succeeded to do what no other world leader has ever succeeded to do. He has mobilized the entire world against a significant segment of his own citizens— To search them out and find them and to pay him money. He has managed to control the media and to give them negative labels. He has managed to cut down all opposition with his propaganda. No other world leader has been so successful at Gang Banging his own citizens.

No other leader in the world has been successful at mobilizing the entire world’s media and all of the governments of the world against his own citiziens.

G.Obombda Barracks shall go down in infamy.