The debt hawks are to economics as the creationists are to biology. Those, who do not understand monetary sovereignty, do not understand economics. Cutting the federal deficit is the most ignorant and damaging step the federal government could take. It ranks ahead of the Hawley-Smoot Tariff.
Now comes protectionism. To quote today’s AP article titled, “Bickering political parties share China as target”: “Democrats and Republicans are accusing each other of cozying up to Beijing and backing policies that send U.S. jobs and IOUs to the world’s second-largest economy.”
So China is today’s whipping boy, deflecting the blame from our politicians. Nothing ever is their fault. The problems always are caused by some other country, or the Fed, or the banks, or the “other” party, or the rich, or the poor, or the unions, or the corporations, or the PACs, or the lobbyists, or the war, or the right wing, or the left wing, or the Communists, or the terrorists.
No folks, our economic problems lie squarely on the shoulders of Congress and the President, and much (not all) boils down to one false belief, that taxes pay for federal spending. Amazing isn’t it, how many problems result from this one giant misunderstanding?
If the federal government simply stopped creating T-securities from thin air, there would be no debt, therefore no IOUs. And if the federal government simply eliminated FICA, millions of American jobs would be created and saved.
In 1971 we ended the gold standard and no one remembers why. Instead, the uninformed are led by the ignorant (or is it the other way around?), as we continue to act as though we were part of the European Union, with its stultifying limitations on money creation.
Two simple steps – end T-securities and end FICA – would eliminate debt and tax concerns and create instant prosperity. Can it get any easier? Tell your Congress people.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
No nation can tax itself into prosperity. Those who say the stimulus “didn’t work” remind of the guy whose house is on fire. A neighbor runs with a garden hose and starts spraying, but the fire continues. The neighbor wants to call the fire department, which would bring the big hoses, but the guy says, “Don’t call. As you can see, water doesn’t put out fires.”