The American People are being treated to conversations & debates surrounding the Federal Budget, the Federal Debt and the role of Government. I recently watched an interesting documentary called: ZeitGeist: Addendum (movie) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EewGMBOB4Gg
More info can be found at: The ZeitGeist Movement - http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/ and
The central basis centers around the role of money, how the Big Banks & Federal Reserve function and how the United States Government borrows money from these Private institutions.
One of the central documents cited in understanding this role is called: Modern Money Mechanics (book) - http://archive.org/details/ModernMoneyMechanics
This Guiding document was written to explain our monetary system and, this quote describes this topic best.
"If there were no debts in our money system, there wouldn't be any money" - Marriner Eccles - Governor of the Federal Reserve - Sept. 30th 1941
Abraham Lincoln: "To pay off the debt was to destroy the money supply." - http://www.xat.org/xat/usury.html
Another aspect centers around a court case called:
First National Bank of Montgomery vs. Jerome Daly, State of Minnesota, County of Scott
The main theme of this court case is regarding a home Foreclosure and how this individual won his case against the bank, based upon a legal concept known as: Consideration (a contracts basis).
This one court case should serve as a template for anyone who has underwent or is currently embroiled in a foreclosure.
I truly advise everyone to take the time to watch this movie at: ZeitGeist: Addendum (movie) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EewGMBOB4Gg
To sum it up, our Money is based upon a Ponzi scheme. Only 1% of our money is printed while 99% is purely digital.
As a side note, there is a group called: The Venus Project - http://www.thevenusproject.com/ which offers possible solutions to the many problems associated with our monetary system and how it effects Society.
A current conversation: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc_tv-morning_joe/#51175116