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Four Bilderbergers Hold Senate Seats
Two Bilderberg members were elected to the Senate Nov. 7 and will join two others who have been recruited by the secret international elite in recent years.
Hillary Clinton succeeds retiring Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) after defeating Rep. Rick Lazio (D-N.Y) and Jon Corzine purchased the New Jersey seat for $65 million. This will double the Bilderberg bloc, which includes Sens. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and Chris Dodd (D Conn.).
A largely overlooked historical footnote is about to occur: for about two weeks, Mrs. Clinton will be both first lady and a sitting senator because the new Congress will be installed in early January and the White House changes tenants on Jan. 20.
Mrs. Clinton became the only first lady to ever attend a Bilderberg meeting when it met at a resort about 30 miles from Atlanta a few years ago. President Clin ton, long a member of the brother group, the Trilateral Commission, was anointed at a Bilderberg meeting in Baden Baden, Germany, in 1991, launching his White House run.
Corzine had attended Bilderberg meetings for years, representing Goldman Sachs. He was absent last June when Bilderberg met near Brussels, Belgium, because the Democratic primary was taking place at the same time.
Hagel and Dodd were recruited into Bilderberg in Sintra, Portugal, in 1999 and returned to Brussels last spring.
Bilderberg traditionally had a strong Senate presence, with such luminaries as Banking Committee Chairman Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex.) and Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) as regulars. Bentsen continued in Bilderberg as Clinton's first treasury secretary but has suffered a stroke and uses a wheelchair now. Bradley retired from the Senate and failed in a bid for the Demo cratic presidential nomination.
For some years, no senators attended Bilderberg, some telling inquiring constituents about "political problems" that emerged when their participation in the secret meetings became known.
Corzine called for registering guns, federal control of public education to facil itate the globalist brainwashing of Amer ican children and racial quotas ("affir mative action") in employment and education. All of this follows the long-established Bilder berg agenda.
LAME DUCKS FLAP HOME
The lame-duck Congress limped back to Washington on Nov. 14, passed a continuing resolution to keep the government operating until Dec. 5 and trotted back home to overdose on turkey.
With the presidential election still in doubt, lawmakers were unable to concentrate on six of 13 annual spending bills still pending. Republican congressional leaders were also negotiating tax cuts and health care legislation with the White House.
"If we're going to get an agreement on some of these really still touchy issues, we're going to need more time and they're going to have to resolve the situation down in Florida," said House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Tex.). "Right now, it's a real tough time for people to stay focused" on negotiations.
Republican leaders have agreed to de lay final budget action because "the president is not here, members have schedules to keep and [we do not] know who is the president-elect," said House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.).
Congress and the administration broke off budget negotiations shortly be fore the election, expecting voters to express their sentiments on these issues through the ballot box, giving one party an advantage when Congress returned to complete its work.
After concluding that nothing major could be accomplished, White House officials signed off on an interim resolution to keep the government operating until Dec. 5.
Congress has to complete work on must-pass spending bills, consider a major $240 billion tax bill that includes a $1-an-hour increase in the minimum wage and $27 billion to restore Medicare subsidies to hospitals, nursing homes, managed-care operators and other pro viders.
Democrats are anxious to complete a $350 billion spending bill that includes large increases for education programs that negotiators agreed on shortly before the election, only to have House Repub lican leaders reject it.
Meanwhile, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is considering revising upwards its long-term forecasts of budget surpluses that would make it easier for the next president -- whoever he is -- to embrace spending and tax-cut proposals.
CBO officials met with outside economic advisers shortly after the elections to consider draft proposals for increasing its long-term economic growth projections by as much as one-half a percentage point. The revision could increase the projected $4.6 trillion surplus by $500 billion to $1 trillion over the next decade.
"When the dust settles, the projected 10-year surpluses will be somewhat larger than they were in July," said Robert Reischaurer, a former CBO director and a member of its economic advisory panel. "And therefore the new president will have more fiscal flexibility than was anticipated during the campaign."
Half of the projected surpluses is generated by the Social Security payroll tax and is considered untouchable by Congress. But the rest can be used for spending, tax cuts and debt reduction.
The projected increases in the surplus would make Bush's task of selling a $1.3 trillion tax cut easier or boost Gore's arguments for major spending initiatives and more targeted tax cuts.
LEAKS BILL VETOED
President Clinton has vetoed a bill that would have criminalized the leaking of government secrets. The legislation might "chill legitimate activities that are at the heart of a democracy," Clinton said in rejecting the measure on Nov. 4.
The measure had been assailed by news organizations that said it would stifle their ability to obtain information vital to the public.
"We must never forget that the free flow of information is essential to a democratic society," Clinton said.
Clinton cited the "badly flawed provision" as the reason he vetoed a measure that authorizes spending for the CIA, the National Security Agency and other intelligence activities for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.
He urged Congress "to pursue a more narrowly drawn provision tested in public hearings so that those they represent can also be heard on this important issue."
The total intelligence budget is classified and not made public, but it is believed to be about $30 billion.