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The Ron Paul Freedom IRA

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 3, 2010 8:22 AM |

Might Uncle Sam look to confiscate your retirement accounts for purposes of funding our massive federal deficit and the enormous municipal pension gap? Initial steps are being taken in Washington that may very well lead to that reality. What can we do to protect our current retirement accounts and the sanctity of future retirement savings?

Support the introduction of a Ron Paul Freedom IRA. Where can we learn more about this? Let’s review analysis put forth by Ronald Holland, my guest on No Quarter Radio’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle on February 21st.

Ronald recently released the following report which provides a review of our current situation, the preparatory steps being taken in Washington to takeover your retirement accounts, and what we can do to protect ourselves. I recommend you read, review, and save this commentary as we will certainly want to refer to this in the months ahead.

Introducing the Ron Paul Freedom IRA
by Ron Holland

“In plain English, the idea is for the government to take your retirement savings in return for a promise to pay you some monthly benefit in your retirement years.” ~ Newt Gingrich & Peter Ferrara, “Class Warfare’s Next Target: 401(k) Savings.”

Gingrich and Ferrara are correct in their recent editorial on the Obama Administration proposals for new mandatory automatic IRA accounts and their goal to force existing retirement funds into government controlled annuities. But this is only the tip of the iceberg for Teresa Ghilarducci and her big government proposals to loot your IRA and retirement plan assets to fund the federal government.

Future Washington revenue needs and the growing treasury debt may require government mandates directing retirement plans to purchase government bonds. Stealth nationalization and ultimately confiscation of a majority of private retirement assets is coming to bail out failing state and municipal retirement plans which already have a deficit of at least one trillion dollars. Eventually underfunded union plans and even a bailout of the federal retirement system could take place as these groups line up to get another pound of flesh from productive Americans who worked hard and saved for their retirement years.

It Is Time For A Change!

How would you like to make a pleasant choice for a change each April 15th, the most hated day of the year? Your decision would be whether to give the first $5,000 each year you owe the IRS to the federal government or contribute it to your own “ironclad” private IRA account and receive a full tax credit for the contribution.” This is the Freedom IRA proposal in a nutshell.

Today the news is filled with stories about the Washington proposals for new mandatory IRA’s with the end game to nationalize, control and even force your retirement funds into government annuities. Washington needs the $15 trillion in private retirement plans to ultimately become the forced “buyer of last resort” for the treasury bond market as foreign investors and nations begin to avoid our debt like the plague it has become.

The retirement savings threat from a desperate federal government with falling revenues is real but just warning about the problem and defending the current private system is not enough. The American people must see this attempt to force full coverage with the proposed automatic IRA as the Trojan Horse to set the stage for stealth nationalization as they turn our retirement benefits into Washington’s ATM Machine.

Rather than creating a mandatory clone of the bankrupt Social Security System, let’s consider a simple, new retirement alternative I call the Ron Paul Freedom IRA. We hope he will introduce a bill along with other members of Congress to create this new Freedom IRA. This will generate publicity about the threat to your existing retirement funds from the Obama Administration and offer a free-market alternative to the forced, mandatory proposals from the left.

The Freedom IRA


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