(Note: James Martinez introduced Marilyn Barnewall to his radio audience and proceeded to let her talk without interruption for an hour about Ambassador Leo/Lee Wanta. Following are her comments):
Hopefully, if all goes well today and we continue with the second hour on Thursday, we’ll be able to explain why what you said on your blog about today’s show is true, James: The Leo Wanta Story is the most important news story of 2011. Actually, it’s been the most important news story since July 7, 1993, when Lee Wanta was arrested – but we all understand that the mainstream media doesn’t pay attention to real news. It takes the Internet and talk radio to deal with important issues that no one wants to talk about.
The story starts with a man with two different names – Lee Emil Wanta (birth certificate) and Leo Emil Wanta (baptism certificate) who has been an intelligence operative since he was in his teens, and who as an adult intel operative reported directly to the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. He is the unknown hero Americans can thank for bringing down the Iron Curtain – and the Independent Institute estimates that 40 years of the Cold War cost American taxpayers $6 trillion.
The Wanta Saga leads us into the uncharted territory of government corruption when this American hero was arrested and imprisoned for a non-existent unpaid, estimated civil tax scam in Wisconsin. Lee Wanta’s story involves other names with which we are familiar – like Vince Foster and Hillary Clinton and Mark Rich who was the last person former President Bill Clinton pardoned before leaving office.
The thing for which Ambassador Lee Wanta is best known is that of being the richest man in the world. Many have called him the $27.5 trillion man. I hope we’ll have time to explain how this one American patriot earned all of that money and how he intended – and still intends – to use it to benefit the people of the nation he so loves.
There is no end to the story – not yet. The reason there isn’t an end yet is because not enough people know about what really happened – and that’s why I’m here today, speaking on behalf of Ambassador Lee/Leo Wanta. When I talked with Lee this morning, he mentioned that the dollar is taking a bath in the international markets. We also talked about how, if the Federal Reserve, the President and the Secretary of the Treasury would just give him access to his own money, he could stop the fall of the American economy.
Where would you like to start, James?
(Response: You start anywhere you want, Marilyn. The microphone is yours for the next hour.)
AMBASSADOR LEE WANTA 101
LEE WANTA MEETS RONALD REAGAN AND BECOMES INVOLVED WITH HIS ADMINISTRATION
In 1980, while he was still President Elect, Ronald Reagan was trying to get a number of people he could trust to help him – not the easiest thing to do in Washington DC. So Lee met the future AG William French Smith and Bill Casey whom he already knew through Bill Colby. They began discussing how the East European environment could be better controlled. Over a period of 40 years, the Cold War had cost American taxpayers about $6 trillion and after Jimmy Carter’s disastrous presidency, Ronald Reagan needed to get our financial house in order.
Bill Casey decided Lee Wanta should work with him and the group expanded to include military and other intelligence sources and they had a number of meetings. They agreed that if they had $150 billion, they could destabilize the Soviet economy. Lee was made Trustor of President Reagan’s Presidential Task Force and, in that capacity, was officially responsible for the $150 billion grant President Reagan approved. He was ALSO responsible for returning it to the U.S. Treasury – and he did. Within six months.
It’s important to keep in mind that the original investment made by the U.S. government – the $150 billion – was repaid. The reason it’s important is to answer any question about who owns the money earned after Lee Wanta returned the $150 billion. Is it the government’s money? Or, is it Lee Wanta’s money? To answer that question, use the example of a simple car loan. When you borrow money to buy a car, when the loan is repaid, who owns the car? You? Or the bank?
NEW REPUBLIC AND VIENNA – GETTING RUBLES
Lee went to Vienna and established a company called New Republic USA Financial Group and began meeting with people representing nations that did business with the Soviet bloc: Iran and Iraq, for example, sold oil to the Soviets. Nations that were part of the Soviet bloc or who those traded with them were paid in rubles and the ruble couldn’t be traded outside of the U.S.S.R. It had to be used within the Soviet bloc – and that was the weakness Lee identified. Lee set up an arrangement with Brinks in Holland and began to obtain rubles with dollars in a variety of ways that included importing American goods at low cost prices and selling them for rubles. They had nothing in Russia… there was little food, little anything. Currency swapping was another way. At the time, it wasn’t legal in the U.S., but it was legal in Europe so what Lee did was lawful.
Lee and his New Republic group used Promis Software, which belongs to a company called Inslaw, in Washington, DC. Promis is interlinked to all of the major monetary centers and was used to set up bank accounts for Lee all around the world.
RUBLES FOR FROM 18 TO 28 CENTS EACH
New Republic was able to get boatloads of rubles in the USSR and, on average, it cost them from 18 to 28 cents on the dollar. At the time, the Soviets valued the ruble at $1.20. USSR pension funds, for example, were in the same kind of danger our pension funds are in today. All of them were glad to trade dollars for rubles with New Republic. Lee got rubles from the embassies, foreign funds, KGB funds, Soviet pension funds, postal funds, military GRU funds, Soviet central bank funds – they were picking up Soviet currency from everywhere. When New Republic got the currency under its control, Brinks of Holland wrapped and verified it.
SINGAPORE DEVELOPMENT BANK
New Republic would send 70 billion in rubles to the Development Bank of Singapore, for example. The Soviet’s valued their currency at $1.20 per ruble, Lee’s $70 billion – for which he had paid only about $14 billion – was worth US $84 billion. The Russians argued about the $1.20 amount, so Lee finally agreed to accept only $1.08 – but, remember, he had only paid from 18 to 28 cents per ruble. The Soviets thought they were getting a great deal because rather than having to pay the Settlement Bank $1.20 a ruble, they only paid New Republic (or Lee Wanta) $1.08. The Russians thought they had really put one over on him… and I’m sure he laughed all the way to the bank. The guy is a financial genius.
REAGAN SIGNS 12333
It’s important to know that President Reagan signed Executive Order 12333 on December 4, 1981. It enabled US intelligence operatives who had been briefed to operate on behalf of the United States to establish corporations that were wholly-owned by the intelligence operative. They could enter into contracts with intelligence and other elements of the US government. Leo Wanta conducted extensive intelligence operations in accordance with three separate Executive Orders implemented by President Ronald Reagan, whom he briefed and from whom he took orders directly, in a personal capacity. President Reagan called Lee Wanta his “favorite junkyard dog” – and that’s what he meant by it.
SELL RUBLES FOR 32 CENTS TO COUNTRIES OWING USSR MONEY
Lee and his partner also talked with Germany, Poland, Pakistan, Hungary, India, China, and other countries that owed money to the Soviets. They offered to swap rubles with these countries at 32 cents apiece. That allowed the debtor countries to repay their USSR debt for 32 cents on the ruble (which the USSR still valued at US $1.20 each). It’s important because that’s what triggered the destabilization of the ruble… Lee Wanta re-set the value of the ruble to 32 cents. In other words, the money loaned by the Soviets to these other countries was pegged at $1.20 per ruble but re-entered the Soviet system at 32 cent per ruble when the debt was paid. The currency fell as a result of this strategy.
2000 METRIC TONNES OF GOLD
When the currency fell, Moscow needed cash. Lee, through New Republic, agreed to purchase 2,000 metric tonnes of gold from the USSR central bank – at $1.08 per ruble – but with rubles that had cost him only 18 to 28 cents each. I would again point out that the $150 billion that came from the Treasury Department to fund Lee’s operation was paid in full by this time and Lee and his company, New Republic, was making huge profits. The money used to buy the 2,000 metric tons of Russian gold belonged to Lee Wanta.
HOW LEE MADE $27.5 TRILLION – BANK GUARANTEES
Lee bought prime bank guarantees at 7.5 annual interest that had ten year plus one-day maturity – New Republic was buying them at a 66 TO 68 percent discount par value per hundred million dollars and could either loan them or sell them or transfer them at 88 to 92 percent which meant they were making twenty million dollars par value per hundred million invested and they were doing this over and over again, every hour on the hour. It generated a tremendous amount of money… and that’s how Lee Wanta created $27.5 trillion.
THE MONEY IS LEE WANTA’S
I said earlier that Lee was the Trustor for the Presidential Task Force and the guardian of the original $150 billion President Reagan used to implement this plan. He repaid the $150 billion within six months. Under Executive Order 12333 (and a couple of others), the money he invested and earned after the $150 billion was repaid to the government was his, not the government’s.
INSPECTOR GENERAL DOD LETTERS
I think it’s important to remember that before Lee Wanta’s world got turned upside-down, Senator Chuck Grassley and by Congressman Roth wrote letters to the Reagan Transition Team, recommending Lee Wanta become the Inspector General of the Department of Defense. He was given an award for saving President Reagan from an assassination attempt. Those things – and many others – are a matter of record at the Reagan Library.
WHEN DID THINGS CHANGE FOR LEE WANTA?
Lee was in Vienna, Austria – where he has been a legal resident since June of 1988 – and was working with the Chinese against the USSR. He went to Singapore to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Kok Howe Kwong. Howe’s Dad was very highly placed in the Chinese government and was a recognized former Chinese Warlord. Howe’s father told Lee that if he would put up $25 million, Howe’s father would put up $25 million for his son and Lee and Howe could purchase and own Aneko Credit PTE, Ltd., a Singapore bank.
About that time, former President George H.W. Bush visited Singapore and was unaware this intelligence operative named Leo Wanta was now co-owner of a foreign bank in Singapore in which Bush senior was a depositor. Lee says Bush stared at him when he saw him at Aneko Credit Point Ltd – Lee’s and How’s bank. President Reagan didn’t trust George Bush and whenever Bush would ask Lee a question about what they were doing, Lee says he referred him “back to the President” or to William Smith French or William Casey. Lee had been told to keep quiet and just get his job done and that’s what he did.
As the story has been told to me – and I have no documentation on this other than Lee’s word and all I can say is I’ve never caught him in a lie – when Bush senior found out that Lee and Howe owned the bank, he demanded a pay off from them – whether for himself, personally, or for the U.S. Treasury, I have no idea – and this gets back to the importance of who did the money belong to and when. Lee’s partner, Howe, evidently blew up all over the President at such a suggestion. Two weeks later Howe died in Singapore General Hospital of rat poison. General Vernon Walters confirmed to Lee Wanta that a hit had also been put out on him for that same night. It was only by the grace of God he missed the trap that had been set for him. When that happened, Lee says Dan Quayle arranged for him to leave Singapore and get into Canada. He lived in a secure situation in Toronto for awhile.
WHERE DOES THE AMBASSADOR TITLE COME FROM?
During the Reagan years, Leo Emil Wanta was appointed Ambassador of Somalia to Switzerland and to Canada. SDR DIPLOMATIC PASSPORTS 04362 AND 12535
WHEN WAS HE ARRESTED – AND FOR WHAT?
Lee was sent to Switzerland to meet Vince Foster at the Ambassador Hotel in Geneva and was asked by FBI Director William Sessions to arrest Marc Rich who was also going to be in Geneva at the Hotel de la Paix. This is the same Marc Rich pardoned on the last day of Bill Clinton’s presidency. The FBI issued a warrant for Rich’s arrest – that arrest warrant is still around, by the way. The next day, Lee was arrested in Lausanne before his scheduled Geneva meeting with Vince Foster and two weeks later Foster, according to the official reports, committed suicide.
I DON’T KNOW MANY AMERICANS WHO BELIEVE VINCE FOSTER COMMITTED SUICIDE, BUT THAT’S THE OFFICIAL STORY. HE WAS FOUND IN THE BUSHES IN MARCY PARK IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
(REMEMBER WHEN I SAID) Lee had earned all of that money and invested it in prime bank guarantees he purchased? He was getting 7.5 percent interest. Bear in mind, the timing of his arrest coincides with the narrowing time available before those ten-year prime bank guarantees were to mature. Gee, you don’t think maybe someone knew about all those accounts and had an American intelligence agent arrested and thrown in a dungeon to gain access to trillions of dollars that belonged to him, do you?
SO LEE WANTA WAS SUPPOSED TO MEET WITH VINCE FOSTER BUT WAS ARRESTED IN SWITZERLAND. TWO WEEKS LATER, FOSTER WAS DEAD. WANTA WAS SUPPOSED TO ARREST MARK RICH THE NIGHT BEFORE HE, HIMSELF, WAS ARRESTED AND RICH WAS TIPPED OFF BY A MOSSAD AGENT AND DIDN’T SHOW – AND TWO DAYS AFTER WANTA WAS ARRESTED WILLIAM SESSIONS WHO I SSUED THE WARRANT FOR MARC RICH’S ARREST WAS FIRED AS DIRECTOR OF THE FBI – AND A FEW YEARS LATER MARC RICH WAS PARDONED BY BILL CLINTON JUST BEFORE HE LEFT OFFICE.
Lee was arrested by the Swiss Sûreté in Lausanne right after having breakfast with several members of his group and some Swiss bankers. He was supposed to meet with Vince Foster at the Ambassador Hotel in Geneva that day. The reservations for Foster’s stay were made by Foster on his American Express card. The morning of his arrest, he and his group were supposed to take the short train ride from Lausanne to Geneva. Lee had just paid the breakfast bill when he changed his mind about the train. He was carrying heavy files and another member of the group had too much luggage, so he decided they’d travel by cab. It was almost at that exact moment he was arrested and his nightmare began. Lee Wanta was thrown in a Swiss dungeon for 134 days. He watched another inmate die because the man ate some cheese that had been given to Lee – who is lactose intolerant and couldn’t eat it. That was one of numerous attempts on his life while he was behind bars. A crude attempt on his life was made in a washroom at the Kettle Moraine Department of Corrections when a Deputy Sheriff changed into prisoners’ clothes, and attempted to murder Lee in the washroom. When he failed, he re-changed his clothes, went to his car, and drove home. He was never investigated.
Yitzhak Rabin intervened on Lee’s behalf, sending him a coded message. The Swiss, who violated Lee’s Diplomatic Immunity as the Somali Ambassador to Switzerland when they arrested him, were scared off by Rabin’s coded message, put Lee in chains and immediately flew him to New York with armed guards. They didn’t give him Rabin’s message until he was at the airport. Rabin was later assassinated.
THEY WANTED LEE WANTA OUT OF THE WAY.
They wanted Lee out of the way because they wanted him to pay the funds he had earned to powerful individuals rather than putting funds in the U.S. Treasury by paying taxes on the money.
WHY DID THE SWISS ARREST LEE WANTA?
Well, that’s the question of the year. Lee was the Somali Ambassador to Switzerland and also to Canada. The morning he was arrested he had just had breakfast with a group of people at the Hotel Au Lac in Lausanne.
WHY WAS HE MEETING VINCE FOSTER IN GENEVA?
Lee was in the process of giving Foster $250 million for the Children’s Defense Fund. Hillary Clinton was heavily involved with that group. Lee was authorized by Laura D’Andrea Tyson at the White House to make this payment. Several other journalists have stated that Mrs. Clinton used the Children’s Defense Fund as her own personal piggy bank, but I have no personal knowledge of that. Instead, Marc Rich was informed by an Israeli Mossad agent about the warrant that had been issued for him and he didn’t get on the ferry boat as planned.
No form of arrest or detention of an Ambassador to Switzerland should have been possible. Lee had been appointed to serve as Ambassador of a small, disorganized, third-world nation that was periodically in the headlines because of its social violence. Somalia had the need to build an infrastructure and President Reagan had set aside money to do just that – but he wanted one of “his guys” on the ground in Mogadishu to control how funds were spent – and that’s why Lee was there.
WHY WAS HE ARRESTED? ON WHAT CHARGE?
He was arrested for not paying an estimated civil (not criminal) income tax assessment in the State of Wisconsin. Have you ever heard of an American being arrested anywhere on European soil for non-payment of income taxes in the United States? It was even more ridiculous because Lee hadn’t lived in America since 1984 when he and his wife separated – they were legally separated in 1985 and he was no longer responsible for taxes on her earned income. In June of 1988, he became a legal resident of Vienna, Austria. He’d earned no income in Wisconsin so it was impossible that he owed taxes there. But guess what? He got a tax notice in May of 1992 – and it irritated him and he paid it: $14,129. He got another tax notice in June of 1992 – and he paid it again. He had family in Wisconsin and didn’t want any trouble. A copy of his cancelled check paid to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue makes it clear that he paid a tax he didn’t owe – not just once, but twice. The second payment was made the next month, in June 1992, by a Malaysian Bank wire transfer – I have a copy of it.
Nevertheless, Leo Wanta spent 134 days in what he calls a dungeon in Switzerland before being renditioned – I call it kidnapping — to New York – for failure to pay an estimated civil income tax assessment in Wisconsin that he didn’t owe but had paid — twice.
Upon his arrival in New York, at his hearing Judge Allyce Ross became aware of the contents of Lee Wanta’s briefcase – to make a long story short, Lee had 17 or 18 U.S. Treasury instruments each worth $1 billion in that briefcase. As soon as Judge Ross asked Lee to give evidence, the Assistant U.S. Attorney jumped up and told her the government was withdrawing all of the counts that had been brought against Ambassador Wanta. The Feds didn’t want anything Lee had to say to become part of the public record. The funds in his briefcase disappeared, by the way.
SO THE COURT FREED HIM – RE-ARRESTED
He walked out of the courtroom a free man and was arrested on the steps of the courthouse by some New York City detectives. He was taken to the Brooklyn House of Detention – no warrant presented to him. He sat in the Brooklyn prison from October until mid-December and was then flown to Wisconsin to face the charges against him. They put him in chains, if you can believe it! They strip searched him in the snow! They did everything they could to demoralize the man – but they just don’t know Lee Wanta.
Someone wanted access to the vast sums of cash Lee had amassed and someone with a great deal of power decided to get Ambassador Wanta out of the way to gain access to it. I guess they thought jail was a good alternative – they couldn’t just suicide him because they didn’t know where all of the money was, yet.
KANGAROO COURT IN WISCONSIN
It would take hours to tell you about the Kangaroo Court trial in Wisconsin. I’ve heard different stories about it. The Department of Corrections records indicate he was tried and convicted within three days of his return to Wisconsin, but the official trial didn’t take place until 1995. I’ve read the transcripts and they made me ill to think such a travesty of justice could happen in this country. They wouldn’t let Lee retain his own lawyer – he was forced to use the services of a state-employed public defender. Lee’s story was so complicated, the public defender at one point asked Lee to please fire him. Lee said he couldn’t because he hadn’t retained him in the first place. Lee had billions of dollars sitting in European banks at the time and could afford the best lawyers in America – I’ve got copies of his bank statements at the time. The public defender – who worked for the State of Wisconsin – didn’t submit Lee’s written evidence in time to get it into the Court’s Discovery process, so it wasn’t allowed into evidence, either. At the end of it all, Leo Wanta was sentenced by a judge named Torphy to 22 years in prison for not paying an income tax he didn’t owe and which had been paid – 22 years for $14,129 that wasn’t owed to anyone. The tax charge, by the way, was originally a civil charge. The State evidently changed it to a criminal charge because Lee kept refusing to confess to not paying taxes he had, indeed, paid.
LETTER WI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE – ANGELA DUNLAP
In a letter dated 18th February 1999 addressed to Attorney Jan Morton Heger, a California attorney who had served Lee Wanta in past dealings, Angela Dunlap, Wisconsin State Revenue Agent, said the Department of Revenue had no record of a delinquent tax account issued to Lee E. Wanta, Social Security Number [correctly stated but redacted here for security reasons] Federal Identification Number DPP#04362’. I have a copy of that letter.
The $14,129 check made out to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue cleared the bank in 1992, when Lee paid the tax the first time. The trial wasn’t held until 1995 and Lee spent almost two years in Kettle Moraine Prison in Wisconsin awaiting trial. After Lee was convicted in 1995, Wisconsin suddenly found his payment and credited it to his account – but they didn’t do anything about reversing his conviction or the 22 year sentence… and the $14,129 keeps popping up every year as an unpaid tax.
NORTH FORK PRISON – SAYRE, OK
In 1998, they suddenly sent him to North Fork Prison in Sayre, OK. I’ve talked with his case manager from North Fork – she and I have become good friends – and she says it’s the only time she saw someone single-celled with a security assignment for no apparent reason. North Fork is a privately owned, medium-security prison and Wisconsin pays for two inmates per cell whether there are two inmates in the cell, or not. Lee was in a cell by himself the entire three years he was there. He was released on parole in August 2001.
SO THE REAL REASON THEY ARRESTED HIM IN SWITZERLAND, THEN AGAIN IN NEW YORK, THEN GAVE HIM A DOG AND PONY SHOW OF A TRIAL IN WISCONSIN AND THEN HID HIM OUT IN AN OKLAHOMA PRISON WAS TO GET HIM OUT OF THE WAY SO THEY COULD STEAL HIS MONEY. “THEY” BEGAN TELLING BANKS AROUND THE WORLD THAT LEO WANTA WAS DEAD.
Lee was in either the Dane County Jail or Kettle Morraine Prison in Wisconsin from 1993 until 1998, and was then hidden in North Fork Prison in Sayre, OK from 1998 until August 2001.
After he was released in 2001, Lee filed a case in the Federal District Court in ALEXANDRIA, VA. A Decision and Order was handed down in 2003 [Civil Action Number 02-1363-A]. Federal District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee directed Ambassador Leo/Lee E. Wanta to pursue liquidation of his international corporations, recover his financial assets, bring the funds back into this country, and pay all required taxes in accordance with the law.
Specifically, Judge Lee said: ‘Plaintiff’s sole remedy in this matter is to proceed with the liquidation of the corporations and report these transactions to the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code and then challenge the assessment of any taxes in a refund proceeding.’
The $27.5 trillion he earned after he repaid the $150 billion to the Treasury are Lee’s personal funds. Judge Lee’s Decision is evidence of that. He said “liquidate YOUR corporations” not “liquidate the GOVERNMENT’S corporations.”
$23 TRILLION DISAPPEARED
As Lee began using Promis Software to find his funds around the world – and it took time – he found $23 trillion had been stolen. Had it not been and had the government let Lee repatriate the funds by paying 35 percent to bring those back into the U.S., it would have put over $9 trillion from the $27.5 trillion into the U.S. Treasury. That was what Lee had planned. Instead, a rather good-sized group of high ranking government criminals decided to stick with their plans involving Lee Wanta’s arrest and continued stealing the money.
BANK OF CHINA WIRE TRANSFERS $4.5 TRILLION
After the decision by Judge Lee telling Lee Wanta to liquidate his assets and repatriate the funds, in May 2006, the People’s Bank of China – which is the Central Bank of China – sent $4.5 trillion of Lee’s money using a CHIPS transfer to the Bank of America in Richmond, VA, after he liquidated several of his companies. The money disappeared into a dark hole at the Treasury Department (via the Federal Reserve System). The money was transferred. The money was received. The money disappeared.
GOVERNMENT KNEW MONEY WAS BEING SENT BY THE CENTRAL BANK OF CHINA
Secretary of the Treasury (at the time) Snow and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan travelled to Beijing to verify Lee Wanta’s signature. The transfer was handled with very careful planning and the People’s Bank of China handled the transfer as such transfers are supposed to be handled.
HOW DID THE $27.5 TRILLION GET WHACKED DOWN TO ONLY $4.5 TRILLION?
Lee was forced to take $4.5 trillion – or nothing. He immediately donated, with restrictions he, himself, put in place, the remaining $23 trillion to the people of America. The powers that be were very upset with him for doing this and the economic war began then and there. A unilateral Presidential gag order was placed on him after he was captured – kidnapped, I call it – and put in jail. Someone has the $23 trillion, according to the Lee’s bank records which were seized.
WHERE IS THE MONEY NOW? HAS HE PAID THE TAXES ON IT?
He can’t pay the taxes until he gets the $4.5 trillion and the money is sitting there in Trust Accounts that belong to Lee but which require the approval of the President, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Federal Reserve Chairman. In the past two years, I’d say they’ve told Lee he is going to be paid several times. From what I’ve been told, the money is there. It’s been there from the day the Chinese wired transferred it to Lee Wanta’s AmeriTrust Company accounts at the Bank of America in Richmond. When he pays the taxes, it will put $1.575 trillion in the Treasury Department’s coffers.
WHAT DOES LEE WANTA PLAN TO DO WITH THE REMAINING $2 TRILLION?
He wants to use $1 trillion to build a nationwide high-speed rail system. He wants to help rebuild the economy of his country and high-speed rail will provide two million new jobs with full benefits. He wants to build housing for families of veterans who must travel to visit a son or daughter or father or brother who has been seriously injured in the conflicts of the Middle East.
ACCORDING TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND VICE PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLANS TO BUILD A HIGH-SPEED RAIL SYSTEM.
I laugh when I heard Obama and Biden talk about high-speed rail. I’ve written several articles on this subject. First, the projects Obama and Biden are talking about aren’t high-speed rail. Neither one of them know how to spell high-speed rail, let alone define it. What they’re talking about is rapid transit. Joe Biden has ridden the Acela Amtrak line from Delaware to Washington, D.C., and considers Amtrak an expert in “high-speed rail.” Amtrak has zero experience with high-speed rail. The Acela trains Biden is used to taking average 70 mph – but can go as fast as 150 mph. Bullet trains – high-speed rail – travel at 220 mph, not 150 top speed.
Second, Amtrak’s expertise has caused a $13 billion in debt and will have to be bailed out by taxpayers again – and if government has anything to do with high-speed rail, the same thing will happen.
CALIFORNIA’S HIGH-SPEED RAIL
Third, Obama promised California high-speed rail. If the federal government has any money for high-speed rail, why was Governor Schwarzenneger in Shanghai last September begging the Chinese for financial aid to build high-speed rail in California? He not only asked for financial aid, he asked the Chinese to help build the system. It’s a boondoggle… a good way to cause the states to go deeper in debt and be more dependent on the federal government – but the federal government is bankrupt. Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin rejected the high-speed rail program in his state. So has Governor John Kasich of Ohio. The Governor of Florida is re-looking at what the government promised to do there – and Governor Christie of New Jersey put a stop to the high-speed rail tunnel being built between New York and New Jersey. Everyone is beginning to figure out what I’ve been saying for well over a year: It’s a boondoggle.
TO BE SUCCESSFUL, HIGH SPEED RAIL MUST:
What I know is this: To be successful, high-speed rail must be built as a national system by a private investor or a private investment group. Lee Wanta has offered to do that for the people of this country. He’s an engineer and has experience with high-speed rail. HSR must be separate from rapid transit systems which must be developed by individual States. They States must develop and those systems and tie them in with high-speed rail. Cities and counties must own and build local train systems that tie into rapid transit and deliver people close to home or the office. It’s the only way a rail transportation system will work. It’s the only way to cut through all of the bureaucratic mess at the state level, then at the local levels. A good rail program is needed and Lee Wanta can provide it. All he needs to do it and provide 2 million new jobs is access to his money. It’s his money and the government is unlawfully withholding it from him.
WE STARTED THE SHOW BY TALKING ABOUT WHO LEO OR LEE EMIL WANTA IS. MAYBE YOU COULD END IT BY TALKING ABOUT WHAT KIND OF PERSON IS HE IS. WHAT’S HE LIKE? YOU SEEM TO KNOW HIM PRETTY WELL.
We’ve been good friends for some time now… but Lee has a lot of friends who support him. He’s a thoughtful, gentle person… a gentleman, a humble man and he can make me laugh harder than anyone. He has a quick wit and a great sense of humor. He loves his country like no one I’ve ever known. He takes his Oath of Office very seriously – even after all of the abuse that’s been heaped on his head. He’s the smartest man I know and is one of the few people in the world with whom I can discuss banking who knows more about it than I do. He’s a Patriot. What better can be said about him? Well, maybe one thing. He was Ronald Reagan’s favorite “junkyard” dog. He still holds President Reagan in very high regard.
HOW CAN LISTENERS HELP?
The same way I try to help. Let other people know about what’s happened to this man. He has paid a horrible price for serving his country with honor. If it can happen to Lee Wanta, it can happen to anyone. If government bureaucrats and elected officials can steal his private property, they can steal yours, too. Maybe that’s part of the reason there are so many foreclosures on personal residences, right now. They think they can get away with anything and everything. And they do – because we allow it. Probably the best thing to do is write your Congressman. Write your Senator. Write your Governor and tell them Lee Wanta wants to build high-speed rail in your state, not just in Chicago, Milwaukee, Florida and California. Ask them to support Lee Wanta’s efforts to gain access to his funds so he can build a national high-speed rail system and provide two million jobs for unemployed Americans.
I’VE WRITTEN A LETTER AND IT CAN BE FOUND AT A BLOG I CREATED FOR LEE WANTA. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL IF PEOPLE HAD THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AND KNEW WHAT TO SAY WHEN WRITING A LETTER TO ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THIS ISSUE.
LEE WANTA FOR PRESIDENT!