Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Federal Credit Receipt (FCR)

A plan to retire the national debt & turn it into a spendable asset

Summary
The national debt is voluntarily placed into custody at the US Treasury and a local committee is created to decide how to spend that money for the benefit of the economy.

A “Federal Credit Receipt” (FCR) represents the Treasury bond obligation, after it is freed from all encumbrances and registered at the Treasury Department.  A “Credit Review Commission” (CRC) is created by the State legislature to decide how that money is disbursed.

This is a plan to distribute the monetary authority that has centralized in DC and NYC.  It delegates monetary power to the States while retaining Federal oversight.  Existing markets remain intact and an outlet is provided to retire the debt.  The national debt can be negotiated and its income-stream swapped (debt-to-equity swap), reducing the tax liability while respecting the obligation.

The national debt can be retired in an orderly and voluntary manner while distributing up to $1 trillion in spendable assets to each State.  Federal government obligations and credit are maintained.  As the $19 trillion becomes spendable by the States, the Federal budget and deficit can be reduced.

Goals
Retire the national debt safely and voluntarily.
Maintain the full faith and credit of the United States Government.
Re-build the infrastructure and economy.
Provide up to $1 Trillion in spendable assets to all 50 States.
Support the military's need for financing and provide currency-defense.

Problems
All money originates in Washington DC, forcing the States to ask for money from Congress.  DC frequently places strings on that money without legal jurisdiction or authority.  The primary fee source of NYC’s capital market is the daily rollover of the expiring debt.

Unless State taxes have pooled pockets of money within the State, all new money is requested through either DC or NYC.

The budget of the United States is financed through tax revenue and debt.  The ratio is about 1/3 new debt and 2/3 tax revenue.  The debt payments are interest-only with up to a 30 year balloon.  The debt-owners are in a powerful position because they own the future revenue stream of the tax payers.

Existing debt-owners are selling their T-bonds at their sole discretion and purchasing other assets denominated in USD.  The military requires a stable source of financing, so Treasuries cannot be negotiated.  Selling debt for USD is an uncontrolled source of inflation and is a threat to the currency.

For example, China selling bonds for USD and purchasing assets is a risk that the United States should not be willing to accept.  China can be allowed to swap bonds for other assets as determined by the State legislature.

Solution
1. A “Federal Credit Receipt” (FCR) is created by the US Treasury to represent the obligation of the Treasury bonds, notes, and bills.  The FCR is created when the debt obligation becomes unencumbered and separated from the markets.  The FCR is effectively a Treasury bond with "clear title" and in the custody of the US Treasury.

The FCR expires in 1 year.  If the FCR has not been redeemed for another asset within that time, the US Treasury can re-issue a 30 year bond to satisfy the obligation.

2. To process the FCR's creation, a new division at the US Treasury is created, called a “Credit Assurance Bureau” (CAB).  The CAB processes each debt instrument, ensures it is not being used as collateral, removes the interest rate obligation, and verifies its ownership.  The CAB maintains the records of the FCR, records its rightful owner, and holds the debt obligation in custody of the US Treasury.

3. Redemption of the FCR is performed by a multi-jurisdictional Commission as delegated by the State legislature.  An example might be a “Credit Review Commission” (CRC) created by the Texas state legislature as inclusive of representatives from the US Treasury, the Federal Reserve Dallas branch, Texas State Treasury, and County and/or City government agencies.  The legislation should specify that all redemptions must be "for the benefit of the local economy".  The CRC is comprised of many different people in different jurisdictions and they collectively decide how the income-stream is swapped on the obligation.  Due to the public nature of the national debt, decisions must go through committee, rather than individual control by the owner of the debt.

Pilot program
The Social Security Administration turns in some Bonds to the US Treasury for an FCR.  Texas' CRC decides to redeem that FCR for ownership in a Texas Stock Market in San Antonio.  SSA receives an income-producing asset, the debt obligation is retired, and Texas' economy is improved through more efficient capital distribution.

This also prepares Texas as a potential financial center for processing $200 Trillion in world-wide debt instruments.  A “Credit Receipt” would be a more generalized version of the FCR described above.

About me
Andrew B. Brown has a degree in Accounting from UT Austin, 20+ years of IT and executive experience including VP of a software company, managed the IT department of a Medicaid healthcare plan in Arizona, and most recently worked at Morgan Stanley as a lead software architect.  Mr. Brown has also managed ad valorem taxes for Bank One's REO department, originated mortgage loans for sale to Wall Street, and has 10+ years of professional trading experience while holding SEC Series 7, 63, 55 licenses.


The above is a brief overview and I'd like the opportunity to explore the details of how this can work to fix the US economy and rebuild its infrastructure.  As the legislation covers more than one jurisdiction, it could be summarized as the "Robin Hood legislation", as it places monetary decisions in the hands of the local population.

Andrew B. Brown
(512) 947-8282
andrewbb@gmail.com

Friday, August 12, 2016

Lawyers disbarred


While the trend is up, the quantity does appear lower than what might otherwise be expected.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Contract Scripting Language (CSL)

Scenario:

Andrew has $20 Dollars and wants Lasagna.
Christine has Lasagna and wants $25 Dollars.


Contract script:

Andrew         Offer           $20
Andrew         Terms           Lasagna

Christine      Terms           $25

Andrew         Accept
Computer       Notice          "This is a legal binding contract."

Christine      Deliver         Lasagna
Andrew         Deliver         $25
Computer       Notice          "Contract complete."


Computer is performing as the lawyer above. This introduces the idea of Computer as a legal entity. You could create a contract between a Computer and a Human with specific Terms, such as the Human must keep the computer running and the Computer must keep the ledger.


Example of a 3-party equilateral contract

Scenario:

Andrew has Dollars and wants Yen.
Matthew has British Pounds and wants Dollars.
Since we have non-matching value, we advertise on Bank of England's book and also market it on Forex.
Bank of Japan sees the opportunity and translates the value.

Contract script:

CommerceID     EventType       Description
Andrew         Offer           2,000 USD
Andrew         Terms           200,000 JPY
Computer       Notice          "This is a legal offer from Andrew."

Matthew        Offer           1,500 GBP

Matthew        Terms           2,000 USD
Computer       Notice          "This is a legal offer from Matthew."

Andrew         Terms           210,000 JPY

Andrew         Counter
Computer       Notice          "Terms-value change from Andrew."

Matthew        Terms-Advertise Bank of England

Matthew        Counter
Computer       Notice          "Terms-Advertise change from Matthew."

Andrew         Terms-Advertise Forex
Andrew         Terms-Advertise Bank of England
Andrew         Counter
Computer       Notice          "Terms-Advertise change from Andrew."

Matthew        Accept
Computer       Notice          "This is a 2-party legal offer."

Bank of Japan  Offer           210,000 JPY
Bank of Japan  Terms           1,500 GBP
Computer       Notice          "This is a 3-party equilateral contract between Andrew, Matthew, and Bank of Japan."

Andrew         Deliver         2,000 USD

Matthew        Deliver         1,500 GBP
Bank of Japan  Deliver         210,000 JPY

Andrew         Complete
Matthew        Complete
Bank of Japan  Complete


Computer       Notice          "Contract complete"


This is a 3-party contract and can be used to settle currencies or for barter.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Monetary history

Treasury Bonds were invented in the 1860's for the purpose of placing America into debt. The inventors of T-bonds were bankers in England who designed the system to force the "slaves to feed and house themselves, without them realizing they were slaves". (I can't find those letters on the internet any more; I read them ~10 years ago.)

1907 Bank Panic
1908 Titanic commissioned
1912 Titanic sank (by-passing immigration)
1913 Income Tax Amendment
1913 Seventeenth Amendment - Popular Election of Senators
1913 Federal Reserve Act
1914 WW I

A permanent segregation was built into the legislation: bond-payers and bond-owners.

Debt is a means to an end.  It keeps the population working while title to land and businesses is transferred among the bond-owners.

Monday, June 20, 2016

The blockchain defined in plain language

The blockchain is a list of Bitcoin transfers, synchronized on 6000+ computers.  Each Bitcoin transfer consists of an amount, time it was transferred, who it was from and to, and a description.

The blockchain is a half-ledger, because it doesn't show what was purchased.

Since the description is only 40 characters, most companies store a reference # on the blockchain referring to data stored on their own computers.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

How to retire the national debt

1. Create a "Credit Assurance Bureau" at the US Treasury to take custody of the T-bonds (one bond at a time and at the owner's discretion).

2. As the US Treasury takes custody of the debt, a "Federal Credit Receipt" (FCR) is created to represent the obligation, verify ownership, and make sure it is free of all encumbrances (clear title).

3. Each State creates a "Credit Review Commission" to oversee the assets' distribution for the benefit of the local economy.

Example: Social Security Administration turns in a few of their T-bonds to the US Treasury and receives an FCR.  That FCR is redeemed for shares in a Texas Agricultural/Commodities Market in Amarillo.

I have presented it to both Texas Senators' Regional Directors here in Austin (John Cornyn and Ted Cruz).  They have forwarded the plan to DC.  This will bring up to $1 trillion to each State.  Texas could become the clearing house for the $200 trillion global debt market, as well.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Puerto Rico's debt crisis

If Puerto Rico had had a "Credit Receipt" option, then Templeton & Oppenheimer might have turned in their bonds to the US Treasury. Once the Treasury verified the bonds were free of all encumbrances and verified ownership, the asset would be registered. The obligation rests with the PR government, as expressed through the inhabitants' organization. The right is in custody of the Treasury and terms can be negotiated.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Turning the national debt into a spendable asset

The Robin Hood legislation is designed to retire Treasury bonds and redeem them for other assets via a "Federal Credit Receipt" (FCR).  The redemption goes through channels (State & local Commissions), rather than financial predators swapping assets for USD and creating inflation.

The legislation has 3 parts:
1. State legislation to create a "Credit Review Commission" as part of the State Treasury.
2. Federal legislation to define a "Federal Credit Receipt" and a division of the US Treasury.
3. Constitutional Amendment separating money creation from Federal authority.

The good:
- $19 trillion to spend on the economy and infrastructure
- Provide an outlet for retiring the national debt
- Maintains the bond and derivatives market
- Prevents inflation and allows Treasury and Federal Reserve oversight
- Protects against financial predators
- Maintains the value of the dollar
- Creates jobs around the country
- Supports the military's need for financing

The bad:
- facing the psychological denial of being in debt

The "Credit Receipt" applies to all debt instruments, so $200+ trillion.  This would work to solve Puerto Rico's recent debt crisis.  I am hoping Texas can catch up as it can become a clearing house for $200 trillion as we transition from debt-based currencies on planet earth.  We are currently in a slow-motion Venezuelan Bolivar situation, and I am trying to warn and provide the solution.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Robin Hood legislation

The "Robin Hood laws" will provide $19 trillion for the economy and infrastructure of the United States.

1. United States Congress defines the "Federal Credit Receipt" and creates a new department within the US Treasury to retire the national debt while maintaining obligations.
2. Texas legislature creates a "Credit Review Commission" as part of the Texas Treasury to decide monetary disbursements locally.
3. A Constitutional Amendment to separate money creation from the Federal government.

The plan is to turn the US national debt into a spendable asset, using the "Federal Credit Receipt" (FCR) as the legal and monetary instrument to prevent financial predators from destroying the currency.

The same concept applies to any debt instrument, so I am suggesting a solid understanding be conveyed worldwide, so the world can gracefully transition from debt-based currencies without destroying the world's economies.

How to defend against monetary warfare

The defense plan is to turn the US national debt into a spendable asset, using the "Federal Credit Receipt" (FCR) as the legal and monetary instrument to prevent financial predators from destroying the currency.

This will provide $19 trillion for the economy and infrastructure of the United States.

The same concept applies to any debt instrument, so I am suggesting a solid understanding be conveyed worldwide, so the world can gracefully transition from debt-based currencies without destroying the world's economies.  See Venezuela as the recent example.

In the US, three parts to the legislation:
1. The US Congress creates legislation for a new department within the US Treasury and define the "Federal Credit Receipt".
2. Texas creates legislation for a "Credit Review Commission" as part of the Texas Treasury to determine monetary disbursements locally.
3. A Constitutional Amendment to separate money creation from the Federal government.

Please contact me with questions, as the plan is ready to start today.

Thanks,
Andrew B. Brown
10723 River Plantation Drive
Austin, Texas  78747

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Transitioning from Debt-Based Money

This is a plan to retire the US national debt in a safe manner, without causing alarm economically or financially.

Debt is a liability to some, but it is an asset to the purchaser of the debt.  So, that asset can be traded for another income-producing asset.  While that happens all the time, it has inflationary consequences and financial predators are gaining title to property and businesses, without concern of a currency collapse.

A new monetary instrument called a "Federal Credit Receipt" (FCR) can create the structure to retire the debt.  The pilot program covers most of the jurisdictional and legal paths:

Social Security Administration (SSA) turns in some of their bonds to the Treasury, the Treasury issues them a Federal Credit Receipt.  The FCR can then be redeemed through a committee with oversight and cross-jurisdictional decision-making.  For example, a Texas Stock Market could be created and shares passed back to the SSA, redeeming the FCR, and retiring the debt.

It gives the central banks more control over inflation, while directing resources to the generalized benefit of the economy.

I could use some help.  The US has $19 trillion in spendable assets.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Plan to retire the US' national debt and rebuild its economy & infrastructure.

Essentially the US is in a foreclosure via its national debt.  Total land value in the US is ~$20 trillion (not including improvements) and the national debt is about the same.

So, rather than doing a bond-swap for the entire landmass of the United States, perhaps we should take control over the bond market.

There are inflationary concerns when bond-owners sell bonds for USD and spend it.

Therefore, I invented a "Federal Credit Receipt" which is a new monetary instrument to structure the value transfers.

As a "pilot program", and to work through the details while legislation is written, I am suggesting this:

Social Security Administration (SSA) turns in a few of the bonds in their portfolio for a Federal Credit Receipt (FCR).  We create a Texas Stock Market in San Antonio and redeem the FCR for ownership in that income-producing asset.  SSA then owns at least part of the Texas Stock Market and the debt is retired.

Please pass this around.  I think Goldman Sachs is the appropriate company for this plan.  I need some assistance in Austin, quickly.

Sincerely,
Andrew B. Brown
10723 River Plantation Drive
Austin, Texas 78747
512/947-8282
andrewbb@gmail.com

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Federal Credit Receipt

To get a handle on the total debt market, one must consider how to de-couple USD from debt AND allow retirement of the debt. To that end:

If the Social Security Administration were to turn in a few of their bonds to the Treasury, the Treasury could issue them a "Federal Credit Receipt" (FCR). That FCR represents an obligation on the part of the Treasury/Federal Government and is an asset owned by SSA, in the custody of the Treasury.

What that does, is allows the Treasury, Federal Reserve, and potentially Congress to set terms on the redemption of the FCR.

For example, the Federal Reserve economists might determine that a Texas Stock Market is beneficial to Texas in distribution of capital and its economy. So, the FCR might be redeemed for ownership in a Texas Stock Market. The FCR would then be off the books of Federal obligations and SSA would hold beneficial ownership in an income-producing asset.

This plan shores up Social Security, while allowing a way out of the debt, and provides resources to economic development and infrastructure throughout the United States.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Fixing money

Money can be fixed by simply keeping accurate track of a person's transactions.  Reputation.  It doesn't matter which currency: USD to seashells.

It's that simple.  The formal structure for that ledger is below.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

How to eliminate the "national debt"

Retire each existing Treasury bond, in exchange for a new monetary instrument called a "Federal Credit Receipt" (FCR).  The FCR is essentially an IOU that is non-interest bearing.  

This allows economic control over the bonds and where the value is directed.  Rather than China selling $2 trillion in bonds, receiving dollars, and then spending them, the Fed & Treasury can decide what can be purchased and define the terms.


Example: Social Security can turn in some of their Treasury bonds for a Federal Credit Receipt. The FCR can be used to purchase a Texas Stock Market, with Fed oversight.

This controls inflation and gets the US out of debt, while rebuilding the economy.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Money is accounting and the corruption is underestimated.

What is needed is a common language to describe financial transactions. I solved this 8 years ago. It's a structured form of contract law.

Lawyers, IT, and finance can't screw it up. Nor can it be misrepresented by other languages or cultures.

Monday, January 11, 2016

IT people don't understand:

Law/contracts
Banking
Finance
Accounting
Money

Therefore, they need a standard protocol and data structure.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Communicating transactions without ambiguity

Different cultures and languages create mis-communications in monetary transactions, therefore a standard protocol is necessary.

Some of these mis-communications are perpetuated deliberately and is the cause of wars.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Currency distribution in the United States

Who creates cash and destroys cash? Who controls the cash distribution network in the United States? Who can revoke bank charters and control distribution, terms, and fees all the way to the ATM?
The answer is Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve chairperson.

Examples:
1.  As Janet Yellen controls the bond purchases from the Treasury, she can dictate Congressional budgets (how it is spent/distributed).

2.  As Janet Yellen controls the debt structure and rollovers, she can revoke charters of Wall Street firms, and dictate fee and debt structure.

3.  If accounterfeited digital cash is found in a billionaire's bank account, it can be confiscated and destroyed.

That effectively makes her the "boss" of all Americans.