WILL THE GOVERNMENT EVER STOP
LYING ABOUT THE ECONOMY?

By: SR Shearer

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INTRODUCTION

The American government is a government constructed on lies - AND NOTHING SPEAKS MORE TO THIS FACT THAN THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT IS LYING ABOUT THE ECONOMY. For example, take the way the elite press is trumpeting the January employment report as "good news" and flaunting this report as an indication that the economy is "growing stronger" and "the recovery is speeding up."

To support this misleading "line," the government is touting the so-called "revival" of the US auto industry; BUT in doing so, the government is failing to report that this rebound is due largely to the 50 percent cut in wages for all newly hired workers in the auto industry - a wage cut that was sanctioned by the government's "Auto Task Force."

THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AS
MEASURED BY UNEMPLOYMENT

As further evidence that the economy is "rebounding," the government is citing the recent decline in the unemployment rate from 8.5 percent to 8.3 percent.

NOTE: According to economist Paul Craig Roberts, the government has rigged the unemployment figures in such a way that the longer the economy is in the doldrums, the lower the unemployment rate will drop in and of itself without any real change in what's actually occurring - WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS. [Please see our article, "A Permanent 30% Unemployment Rate for the United States."]

Paul Craig Roberts, former editor of the Wall Street Journal and an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under Ronald Reagan.

But even the "rigged" 8.3 number is nothing more than a blatant government fabrication. According to Roberts,

"The official unemployment rates (U3 and U6) no longer measure all of the unemployed. The government has ceased counting as unemployed workers who have given up looking for a job for one year or longer. No discouraged workers are included in the widely reported U3 measure. The U6 measure includes workers who have been discouraged for less than one year."

John Williams of shadowstats.com. reports that the real unemployment number is -

"... 2.6 times the widely reported U3 rate (which is, as we just described, a "rigged" number - but nonetheless, is the rate emphasized by policymakers and the financial press)."

That means that the real unemployment figure should be 21.58 percent. THAT'S MORE THAN ONE IN FIVE WORKERS OUT OF WORK IN TODAY'S ECONOMY.

Economist Barry Gray says that if one adds to that figure those who are "underemployed" and "are struggling just to make ends meet with reduced resources and bleak job prospects," (18.6 percent of the population) we come up with the astounding figure of 40.2 percent of the American population either without work or in work that does not provide a "living wage." THAT'S 40.2 PERCENT OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION.

40 percent of America's workforce is now either out of work or underemployed in jobs that cannot possible sustain a decent living.

THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AS
MEASURED BY HOME FORECLOUSRES

In addition to all this, Bloomberg News reports that the banks are getting ready to "gear-up" mortgage foreclosures to record numbers. Daren Blomquist, a spokesman for RealtyTrac says that -

"... the number of home repossessions is likely to rise about 25 percent from the more than 804,000 properties seized last year as lenders resume foreclosure actions."

This fact is buoyed by a report from RealtyTrac Chief Executive Officer Brandon Moore says that -

"... foreclosure filings which totaled almost 2.7 million last year are on track to surpass even that astounding number."

Bloomberg reports that Nevada had the nation's highest rate of foreclosure filings per household for the fifth straight year, at one in 16. Arizona had the second highest foreclosure rate, with one in 24 households receiving a notice, and California ranked third at one in 31. Georgia was fourth, with one in 37, and Utah fifth at one in 43.

Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Colorado and Idaho also ranked among the states with the 10 highest rates in 2011. Las Vegas had the highest rate among metropolitan areas with populations over 200,000, at one foreclosure filing per 14 households. Stockton, Modesto, Vallejo-Fairfield and Riverside- San Bernardino, all in California, ranked second through fifth. Phoenix; Merced, California; Reno, Nevada; Bakersfield, California; and Sacramento, California, rounded out the top 10. [Please see our article, "A Real-Life Picture of the Kind of Economic Collapse that Will Eventually Affect Everyone in the US.']

Bob Chapman

Economist Bob Chapman reports that - other than trying to obscure the REALITY of these facts, the government is doing nothing to stop the economy's decline. The fact is, it can't. The economy is now firmly in the hands of the elites, and they are "hell-bent" on transferring the riches of the American economy out of the pockets of ordinary Americans and into their own coffers.

Chapman says:

"Nothing has been fixed at the jobs level and in fact the situation is worsening. Even those who can get jobs are paid $10 to $15 an hour, not the $15 to $30 they were previously paid, as jobs still leave the country under free trade, globalization, offshoring and outsourcing."

Chapman continues:

"The worker is being deliberately trampled on in the process ..."

INTERNMENT CAMPS

Chapman sums up with a frightening scenario he feels the elites are planning for those who have been dumped from the American economy:

"Using current policy there cannot be a real recovery, only an up and down sideways movement, which allows the financial sector to get richer and the economy to go nowhere. The latter is part of the enslavement process. You lose your job, home, vehicles and have to hunt for food and shelter. At some point the government will pick these people up and put them in internment camps. [Please see our article, "Frightening Precedents for the Coming 'Crackdown' on Those Who Dare to Challenge the Greed and Avarice of the Elites."]

THE BIBLE FORESAW THIS TURN OF EVENTS

Moreover, it isn't as if the Bible had not foreseen this turn of events; that's what the mysterious lyric in Revelation 6:6 is all about:

"A measure of wheat for a penny [literally - denarius, a Greek coin which represented a WHOLE DAY'S wages], and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine." (Revelation 6:6)

The meaning of this is that the condition of man during in the "Last Days" will be reduced to such that he will have to labor (if he can find work at all) a whole day simply to buy a loaf of bread or three measures of barley. But the second part of the saying ["... and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine ..."] means that the famine in these days will not extend to what might be called a "global elite of worthies" who have evidently allied themselves to the anti-Christ's policy of conquest - only the rich in the ancient world could afford oil and wine.

40% vs. 60%

Still, it's important to take note of the fact that although 40 percent of the US population is falling into a kind of permanent financial hell, that still leaves 60 percent of the American population that are doing just fine - people who have made their peace with the economic elites and are prepared to help the elites throw those that the American economy has dumped into the economic trash bin, OR worse, internment camps - AND THAT IS PRECISELY WHERE MOST OF THE AMERICAN CHURCH IS AT - helping the elites trash the poor.



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God bless you all!

S.R. Shearer
Antipas Ministries


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