Yesterday, the director of the CBO, Douglas Elmendorf, (also a former senior fellow at the Brookings Institute 2007-2009), was “invited” to the White House to meet with the resident’s “key budget and health advisors”, and outside experts to discuss “achieving cost savings in health reform”.
I am supposing that people would not be making such an issue about this visit if it weren’t for Bambi’s Chicago thuggery record. Here are just a few examples and don’t be fooled by the titles:
Republicans on Wednesday criticized as inappropriate a meeting President Obama held Monday with the director of the Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Elmendorf.
Elmendorf, a Democratic appointee, has been a thorn in the side of President Obama and congressional Democrats for the way he has analyzed health care reform legislation. In their view, Elmendorf hasn’t sufficiently given their health care reform proposals enough credit for cutting costs – which has caused them political problems in getting the legislation passed. Last week, frustrated at one analysis by Elmendorf, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., snapped, “what he should do is maybe run for Congress.”
“No one blames Mr. Elmendorf for accepting an invitation from the President of the United States,” House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement.“The issue is whether it was appropriate for the White House to invite him to discuss pending legislation before Congress at all.”
CBO is tasked with providing “objective, nonpartisan, and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget.”
The White House flatly rejected the idea that there was anything untoward about the invitation or the meeting, which took place on Monday for just under an hour. In addition to the president and Elmendorf, present in the meeting were White House officials such as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Phil Schiliro, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle, Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag (a former CBO director himself), National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Christy Romer, senior adviser David Axelrod, and press secretary Robert Gibbs.
Others were there as well, including Department of Health and Human Services adviser Meena Seshamani, Harvard University economist David Cutler and Alice Rivlin of the Brookings Institute, who was founding director of CBO from 1975-1983.
Wow, a heck of a list of heavy hitters. Once again, for those of you new to the Monster, check out the links on the backgrounds of these people.
Phil Schiliro, Nancy-Ann DeParle, here and here, (check out JP Morgan Chase and Covington & Burling – a Pilgrims Society law firm), Peter Orszag, Larry Summers, Christy Romer, David Axelrod, Meena Seshamani, David Cutler, Alice Rivlin (a former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve), and not to be left out, the Brookings Institute, here and here. If you haven’t taken the time to research the Brookings Institute – now would be the time. Brookings is tied to everything.
From my The Fed page:
Paul Warburg became known as a persuasive advocate of central banking in America, in 1907 publishing the pamphlets “Defects and Needs of Our Banking System” and “A Plan for A Modified Central Bank”. His efforts were successful in 1913 with the founding of the Federal Reserve System. He was appointed a member of the first Federal Reserve Board by President Woodrow Wilson, serving until 1918.
In 1919 he founded and became first chairman of the American Acceptance Council. He organized and became the first chairman of the International Acceptance Bank of New York in 1921. International Acceptance was acquired by the Bank of the Manhattan Company in 1929, with Warburg becoming chairman of the combined organization.
He became a director of the Council on Foreign Relations at its founding in 1921, remaining on the board until his death. From 1921 to 1926 Warburg was a member of the advisory council of Federal Reserve Board, serving as president of the advisory council in 1924-26. He was also a trustee of the Institute of Economics, founded in 1922; when it was merged into the Brookings Institution in 1927, he became a trustee of the latter, serving until his death.
So you see the connections from the past to the present through Aldrich, Rockefeller, Warburg, The Council On Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institute?
But back to the thuggery story:
“The President invited the director to the White House to discuss health care reform and reducing health care costs,” said White House spokesman Reid Cherlin.
Gibbs described the meeting as a way to discuss ways to reduce health care costs, with no discussion of the CBO methodologies that have annoyed Democrats in their drive to pass health care reform legislation.
Former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a Republican appointee who advised the 2008 presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said that he never had a private meeting at the White House during his time helming CBO, from 2003 to 2005.
“The only appearance could be that they’re leaning on him,” Holtz-Eakin said. “CBO was created for Congress, for independent analysis. The White House did him (Elmendorf) a terrible disservice.”
This is what the CBO has said about Bambi’s DeathCare:
Congress’ budget watchdog warned Thursday that Democrats’ health care bills would not lower skyrocketing costs and would drive up government spending, undermining one of President Obama’s chief arguments for the overhaul.
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf said the plans already released by the House and Senate would keep costs rising at an unsustainable pace, fueling criticism from Republicans and some conservative Democrats that the overhaul will bankrupt the country.
I keep stating that the takeover of this country started some 100 years ago and finally people are catching up. The Pilgrims are behind the CFR, Brookings, AIG, and numerous other think tanks. Stop worrying about George Soros.
UPDATE: Cavuto Video About This Meeting:
I have been honored with the request to co-host The Dame Truth’s upcoming BlogTalkRadio show “The Dame Truth Welcomes G. Edward Griffin & Logistics Monster” on Monday, July 13th at 8PM EST. As shy and nerdy as I am, I could not pass up this opportunity to talk with the “master” on the subject of the Federal Reserve, discuss the possible connections between the Pilgrim’s Society and the Fed, and the status/future of Ron Paul’s H.R. 1207/S604.
If you have not taken the time to go here and watch G. Edward Griffin’s vids about the banking cartel, now might be a good time to do just that, and then please join us on Monday, and/or call in with whatever questions are still nibbling at your little grey cells. If you still do not know who the Pilgrims are, go here.
Also, the Dame has asked me to do another radio interview on the following day, July 14th, (Bastille Day), on Constitutional Radio to go into more depth about H.R. 2918 and the upcoming State Dept. appropriations bill, H.R. 3081 which starts out like this: “For necessary expenses of the Department of State and the Foreign Service not otherwise provided for, $8,229,000,000…” Does that not make you wonder where all the money is going?
An American Bastille Day 9PM EST
Join The Dame & Drkate for this Two Hour Special with Logistics Monster to talk about some of the dangerous content of the bills Congress is passing without even reading them. It is a good bet that Logistics Monster is the ONLY American actually reading them in their entirety and she will be here to break down in plain language what they actually contain. It being the anniversary of Bastille Day, it is appropriate to learn the truth of the matters at hands, now more than ever!
While doing research on the new financial regulation reforms being put forth by the banking cartel commonly known as the Federal Reserve, I stumbled on a very interesting site, and more information that shows the Pilgrim’s tentacles far reaching into everyone’s lives. As is my MO, while I am chasing down a story, I will post about other researchers’ sites, and I encourage my readers to take some time on Jon Christian Ryter’s site as I am only going to give you a taste of what I found. Make sure to go over and read the whole article.
If you are having a hard time believing Leon Trotsky’s role in what follows, go here.
You know about the American International Corporation today only because of the greed of the executives in one of its subsidiaries, American International Group [AIG}. If we use a search engine, we know AIG as a global insurance company founded in Shanghai, China in 1919. But when we walk past the American International Building at 70 Pine Street in New York where AIG is headquartered, we think of it as the AIG Building. It’s not. It’s the AIC Building. There is a difference.
For a century the American International Corporation succeeded in remaining invisible because its founders thrived on absolute secrecy. And, those founders—were? AIC was incorporated in 1910. While Charles Stone‘s name appears as the historic founding head of AIC, the company was the brainchild of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., Andrew Mellon, J.P. Morgan, and Andrew Carnegie. An assortment of American industrialists, bankers and merchant princes joined the AIC parade over the next couple of years because they were convinced that, with the financial clout of the world’s wealthiest men behind it, the new 800-lb economic gorilla on the horizon was going to be Russia. They all wanted a piece of the action in a new economy devoid of thousands of government restrictions that hamstring business.
Rockefeller‘s interest in Russia stemmed from the discovery of oil in Baku near the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan. The oil field was the largest known oil strike in the world. It was controlled entirely by the Swedish munitions manufacturers Alfred and Robert Nobel and Tzar Nicholas II‘s banker, Baron Alphonse Rothschild. By 1884 Rothschild and Nobel were pumping as much oil from the Baku Oil Fields as Rockefeller was from all of his holdings in the United States. Rockefeller was determined to do in Russia what he had succeeded in doing in the United States in two decades—corner the refining and distribution of oil. By 1870 Standard Oil controlled 85% of the refining and distribution of oil in the entire world. By 1880, he lost most of his distribution rights in Europe to Rothschild.
Rockefeller knew the only way he was going to get into Russia was to depose Tzar Nicholas II. At the moment, Rockefeller, Morgan, Mellon and his banker friends were already working hard to create the legislation needed to change the nature of the US republic by eliminating the States from the equation of power in order to create a central bank owned by them, and to legislate a national income tax to repay what the United States would soon owe to that privately-owned central bank.. Taking over a foreign country, on the other hand, required a little more effort than bribing a few Congressmen and Senators to legislate a new central bank and manipulate a Constitution by bribing politicians at both State and federal levels to ratify two constitutional amendments to make the government work better for them.
After several meetings in New York between the capitalists and Bolshevik Leon Trotsky between 1907 and 1910, Rockefeller, bankers Mellon and Morgan and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, together with several of America’s leading barons of business and merchant princes, pooled their resources, put up $50 million, and formed the American International Corporation. AIC, the cartel announced, was created to stimulate world trade. In reality, AIC was created to fund the overthrow of Tzar Nicholas II by the Bolsheviks. In a deal struck with Trotsky and revolutionist Vladimir Ulyanov, whom the world knew as Lenin, in exchange for financing the Bolshevik Revolution, the capitalists would be allowed to carve up the economy of what was soon to become the Soviet Union—the most terrifying anti-capitalist nation in the world. What that means in plainspeak is that Lenin and Trotsky doublecrossed the richest men in the world. Had the barons of business and merchant princes of America not tried to create their own version of the United States in Central Europe, the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution would have been a fizzle-farce just like the abortive January 22, 1905 Revolution that began and ended in front of the Tzar’s Winter Palace on Bloody Sunday. Tzarist guards shot and killed over a hundred peasant protesters. Instead, the well-financed Bolsheviks won and deposed the Romanov dynasty.
Another article of interest: The Money Mafia
If you are new to the Monster and do not know about the workings of the Federal Reserve and The Pilgrims Society, check out their pages at the top of the blog.
“You will have a revolution, a terrible revolution. What course it takes will depend much on what Mr. Rockefeller tells Mr. Hague to do. Mr. Rockefeller is a symbol of the American ruling class and Mr. Hague is a symbol of its political tools.”
Leon Trotsky, in the New York Times, December 13, 1938. (Hague was a New Jersey politician)