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On the January 31, 2015 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, I discussed:

Publicity stunts, Donald Trump, Chuck Todd, Alex Jones, Christianity as an easy target, local churches shutting down, and the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom.

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On the January 29, 2012 episode of Meet the Press, Senior Political Analyst Chuck Todd stated (at 2:58):

All three Republican candidates

You “forgot” Ron Paul, Todd.

I’m sure you just couldn’t fit him on that big screen of yours.

I think I saw Chuck Todd on Capitol Hill on my December 2008 trip to Washington, D.C. He passed by so suddenly that my hesitation in being sure it was him ruined the chance to say something meaningful.

At the time, I was wondering what he had to say about 9/11. I’d still like to ask him about that. Only this time, I’d specifically like to ask him what he thinks about the flight school owner, Rudi Dekkers, saying the alleged ringleader of the 9/11 hijackers, Mohamed Atta, was never seen praying in the special area he had set up, and that it wasn’t Atta’s voice on the purported cockpit recording that officials say was his.

For more on Meet the Press, see my article, Meet the Press not the longest-running television show due to superior research and guests.

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Meet the Press

Meet the Press, America’s longest-running television show, isn’t still on the air due to superior research and guests.

On the September 4, 2011 episode, they played a video of one of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s campaign events, in which a nine year old asked him who was his favourite superhero.

At 26:35:

I’m gonna show you my age a little bit, Eric, because I don’t know any of the real current superheroes, but there was one back in my day named Superman, and Superman came to save the United States.

Too bad that Meet the Press researchers and host, David Gregory, failed to point out to their audience that Superman had recently renounced his U.S. citizenship, which I find to be very fitting symbolism for would-be President Rick Perry’s plan for America.

Then, at 30:55, presidential historian and frequent Meet the Press talking head, Doris Kearns Goodwin, declared about Perry:

Some of his stands — saying Social Security is unconstitutional, the income tax is bad, we go back to the Senators being elected by state legislatures. That was great, when we had Mr. Oil and Mr. Gas and you could buy your way into the Senate.

First of all, Social Security IS unconstitutional, since it’s not general welfare, but specific welfare. Even if you consider it to be general welfare, the general welfare clause was intended to be a restrictive clause, in limiting spending to Congress’ enumerated powers.

The income tax IS bad since its purpose was and is to insure an ever-growing and unpayable national debt.

And as for big corporations buying their way into the Senate in the past, as if that doesn’t happen even more now! Before, big corporations had to curry favour with a majority of the elected legislators of each of the several States, whereas now, they are able to buy off senators directly, and they have unlimited campaign contributions with which to do so since the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, aka Tiny Tim TurboTax Made Me Do it, threatened the American people on the April 17, 2011 episode of Meet the Press.

The office of Treasury Secretary is no stranger to threats. Geithner’s precedessor, Hank Paulson, threatened some members of Congress with martial law in America, as Congressman Brad Sherman told fellow Representatives from the floor of the House.

Geithner said (emphasis mine):

Let me tell you how we’re going to do this. Congress is going to have to raise the debt limit. They understand that. That’s absolutely essential to preserve the creditworthiness of the United States of America. You know, we’re a country that meets its obligations, and we have to meet our obligations, and they recognize that. I heard–in fact, I heard the leadership tell the president that again on Wednesday.

A country that meets its obligations, except for when it didn’t, like ending the domestic gold standard in 1933, and the gold exchange standard in 1971.

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