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Phillip Tilley

Its the economy stupid

March 22, 2008 | Comment icon 18 comments


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When Bill Clinton was running for President in the early 90’s, he used to ask his campaign manager what where the issues he should be talking about. His campaign manager would always say, “There is only one issue, it’s the economy stupid”. So Bill Clinton talked about the economy, got elected President, and fixed the economy, sort of. Sixteen years later the cry heard most often in the Presidential race is, “It’s still the economy stupid”. If Bill Clinton fixed the economy stupid, how could it still be broken? The truth is, the economic moves he made led to what looked on the surface like a long run of prosperity. And if we had real money it would still be working. In reality, most people don’t even know how our economy works.

Nothing the economists do works the way it is supposed to. That is because our current economy does not run on money the way it is supposed to, if it did the economic moves being made would work. Our current economy runs on “credit”, or debt, which is not money and reacts exactly opposite of an economy that uses money. Even our current President with his economic stimulus package has been predicted not to do what it is supposed to do. It is supposed to give the economy a shot in the arm. The economy was already shot in the head, shooting it in the arm isn’t going to help!

When you put a tourniquet on an artery to slow the bleeding, the problem isn’t fixed. Temporarily it seems better but the root problem of why the artery was bleeding in the first place still has to be fixed for a permanent cure.

In this Presidential race only one candidate, an obscure Congressman from Texas named Ron Paul really wants to fix the economy stupid. He wants to close the IRS and shut down the privately owned Federal Reserve and have the Treasury and Congress do what they are supposed to do, issue real money.
He’ll never get elected President though, and if he did the monied elite would have his head blown off like they did Kennedy.

Some people say Ron Pauls measures would destroy the economy stupid. Look around you, the economy is already imploding all around you stupid. When you kill a cancer, something has to die. Hopefully the cancer dies, for if it doesn’t it will kill the host that supports it.

In the Money Matrix, YOU are the host! Wake up people, the money matrix has you!

Phillip Tilley is the author of The Money Matrix of the New World Order and other articles.

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Comment icon #9 Posted by IronGhost 15 years ago
In his book, Tilley said you don't own your house anyway. If you haven't already read his article, "There Is No Money", I think you'd like it, it's right up your alley. Thanks for this and previous comments, Oen. I'll definitely have to give Mr. Tilley's book a read.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Bella-Angelique 15 years ago
Refreshing writing. Different view. Enjoyed the piece. I do not agree with all of Ron Paul's platform but of course some of it was dead on which was why he did as well as he did. Hope you continue to write.
Comment icon #11 Posted by mouse888 15 years ago
hahaha the banks made millions from people that worked so hard for so little yet the government issue billions to the banks and i wonder where the government got the money from? Economy is stupid but not to the banks!!
Comment icon #12 Posted by Timon 15 years ago
It's all a game, not as evil and sinister as conspiracies make it to be, but more about greed and individualism. I mean we are capitalists, right? So I don't see the need for panic when we are acting like capitalists. If you want to protect yourself, study a little finaince and manage your money properly, debt can be tricky, but try raising a family without having debt, its impossible. But if your smart and take the time to manage your debt its really not that big of a deal. And believe me the rich aren't the only ones abusing the system.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Oen Anderson 15 years ago
It's all a game, not as evil and sinister as conspiracies make it to be, but more about greed and individualism. I mean we are capitalists, right? So I don't see the need for panic when we are acting like capitalists. If you want to protect yourself, study a little finaince and manage your money properly, debt can be tricky, but try raising a family without having debt, its impossible. But if your smart and take the time to manage your debt its really not that big of a deal. And believe me the rich aren't the only ones abusing the system. We either are capitalists or we act like capitalists, w... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by cerberusxp 15 years ago
Well Obama talks change, this is what he says he will do. Raise taxes across the board, distribute among'st various bureaucracies plus adding more bureaucracies. Where the bulk of that money will stay within that bureaucracy. Which will take billions out of the free market and put it in Gov. hands. Change will be all that you have when you get your pay check so he is not lying about CHANGE!!!
Comment icon #15 Posted by Siara 15 years ago
Well Obama talks change, this is what he says he will do. Raise taxes across the board, distribute among'st various bureaucracies plus adding more bureaucracies. Where the bulk of that money will stay within that bureaucracy. Which will take billions out of the free market and put it in Gov. hands. Change will be all that you have when you get your pay check so he is not lying about CHANGE!!! How ironic that you should post this within hours of the time when the Bush administration announced yet another drastic intensification of the federal government's power. See Paulson Offers Sweeping Rule... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by Siara 15 years ago
Back when Rush Limbaugh started out he was great. A mass of people who were brainlessly loyal to their party doctrine had been downing the rest of us in poorly thought out knee-jerk political rhetoric for years. Limbaugh was one of the guys who stood up and announced "Look around you, idiots. Your theory isn't working". Now the pendulum has swung to the other extreme. We've drowning in brainless conservative rhetoric. How ironic that so many people mouthing this latest pile of manure model themselves on the old conservative talk show hosts who were originally opposing mindless partisanship.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Oen Anderson 15 years ago
How ironic that you should post this within hours of the time when the Bush administration announced yet another drastic intensification of the federal government's power. See Paulson Offers Sweeping Rule Changes ( http://money.cnn.com/ ) Honest to God, you people don't read the paper AT ALL do you? You're as bad as the PC liberals from the 1980's, brainlessly quoting the party line. Shame on you. The Treasury says this is the most sweeping reform since the Great Depression. That ought to get somebodies attention, since we are nearing the next even Greater Depression. And, just like when the F... [More]
Comment icon #18 Posted by Oen Anderson 14 years ago
I just heard trends annalyst Gerald Celente on Coast to Coast AM. He said the new catch phrase is "It's the economy stupid"! It took me an hour to find and re-read this old article and all the comments. It makes me wonder why an article written over a year ago is so far ahead of a trends annalyst? Maybe the author is psychic or a time traveler or a better trends annalyst than the trends annalyst Gerald Celente. At any rate I continue to watch this column with no money but great interest!


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