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The Shadow Cabinet is a feature of the Westminster system of government. It comprises a senior group of opposition spokespeople who, under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition, form an alternative cabinet to that of the government, and whose members shadow or mark each individual member of the Cabinet. Members of a shadow cabinet are often but not always appointed to a Cabinet post if and when their party gets into government. It is the Shadow Cabinet’s responsibility to criticize the policies and actions of the government, as well as offering an alternative program.

In most countries, a member of the shadow cabinet is referred to as a Shadow Minister. In Canada, however, the term Opposition Critic is more usual. In the United Kingdom’s House of Lords and in New Zealand, the term “spokesperson” is used instead of “shadow”.

It is an effective tool, applying expertise in a way that is both focused and organized. When active in Idaho politics, I tried to build a shadow cabinet but failed to get others interested in the effort.
We are fortunate to have a widely acknowledged expert in statistics and intense researcher whose website has a couple of free charts for all of us and a depth of analysis for his supporting subscribers.

John Williams’

Shadow Government Statistics
Analysis Beyond Government Economic Reporting
is a great site. Go there whenever the government / presstitute numbers don’t seem credible to you; don’t match the reality of your world.

alt-cpi-home2The two charts from his site today. Notice how his lines match your world experience while the cooked books do not. The guys operating the Clinton Administration (1993-2001) turned government statistics into propaganda tools. The process has been refined and expanded ever since.

You might note that this clear, accurate information is widely and easily available. Lamestream Media COULD share this with you if real information was their goal.

Of course the shadowy, skulky, slimy current cabinet doesn’t want you recognizing that the value of their dollar is dropping by 6% per year and 1 out of 4 people are out of work.