Taxpayers “Backstopping” $10.5 Trillion for Fed?!?!

(Link here to 1984 and Animal Farm)

Unbelievably, the total number for all the taxpayer-backed guarantees authorized out there is $10.5 TRILLION with $2.7 TRILLION already spent! (This from CNN, not exactly a right wing extremist conspiracy group!) The entire US economy used to be about $14 trillion, and now 70% or more will basically be owned by the Fed, a private bank consortium, with the taxpayers making up any losses.

It certainly is Change, but I’m not sure I “believe” in it!

(you can use the “zoom” tool, the Spyglass on the top, for easier viewing)

Bailout Progs

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Earth Day happy hour kicked statist a$$!

Thirty Chicago-area libertarians and free-market conservatives gathered at Sidebar Grille in downtown Chicago on April 22nd to celebrate Earth Day in style. The event–-co-sponsored by the Chicago chapter of America’s Future Foundation–drew new faces

who enjoyed chatting liberty as they enjoyed drinks made of the Earth’s many bounties. Happy hour attendees had better watch out, however, as the first 20 guests received Liberty on the Rocks pins, featuring the black and yellow snake from the Revolutionary-era Gadsden Flag. This symbol has been deemed a possible sign of terrorism by the new head of the Department of Homeland Security.

(Click here to take the Reason Magazine quiz that determines whether YOU could be a terrorist!)

The only solution for Gadsden Flag pin owners is for them to stick together.

Join Liberty on the Rocks- Chicago’s Facebook group, and pop over to the AFF website to sign up for their mailing list as well. AFF puts on fun happy hours and informative roundtable events in Chicago, including the next one on May 20th: Marketing Liberty in the Era of Hope-and-Change.

Monday Happy Hour Meet Ups!

Look for us at Old Chicago (weather permitting, on the rooftop patio) at 145 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO for happy hours (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm) on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month!

Mark your calendar for our next meet-up:

September 21, 2009

The most influential man you’ve never heard of, Robert Greenlee, will be our featured guest speaker.   Mr. Greenlee’s experiences as an entrepeneur (KBCO, Old Chicago restaurants, etc.), philanthropist (founded Leadership Program of the Rockies), and former Boulder mayor give him a broad-based and unique perspective on the issues we face locally and nationally.

Join the Facebook Group: Liberty On the Rocks (Red Rocks) for invites and updates.

Sign up on the Facebook group to make sure to get invites, or check back here for dates and guests!

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