●The more budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening the gap between rich and poor, which leads to civil disorder.
●Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.
●To survive long term, a monetarily non-sovereign government must have a positive balance of payments.
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
In May, 2012, we posted 13 of Mitt Romney’s numerous disagreements with himself, incorrectly calling them “flip-flops.” A “flip-flop” is a change of mind, and we all do that. Everyone should change his/her mind if presented with new, contrary facts (although sadly, most people don’t).
In Romney’s case however, these were not flip-flops – not changes of mind. They were phony statements of phony belief, trying to please his audience. And when he faced a different audience, he casually and unashamedly again told them not what he believed, but what they wanted to hear.
Lately, I’ve read the expression, “A man who will say anything, will do anything,” and that is the perfect description of Mitt Romney.
It is absolutely impossible to know what he believes or what he would do as president. Even loyal Republicans (I was one) surely must be concerned about voting for an invisible candidate – a man with no core beliefs – a man who will say anything and do anything.
(For most of my life I’ve voted Republican, but today, there are no Republicans and no Democrats, either. Today’s “Democrats” are the closest thing to Eisenhower/Reagan Republicans. What we now call “Tea/Republicans” are American fascists. So today, I’m stuck with the Democrats [formerly known as Republicans], rather than voting for fascists.)
You undoubtedly are familiar with this recent Romney speech:
There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That’s . . . an entitlement … And they will vote for this president no matter what … These are people who pay no income tax … My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
Here’s his latest speech on the same subject:
“The last several years you’ve seen greater and greater divisiveness in this country. We had hoped to come back together. But instead you’ve seen us pull apart. And politics has driven us apart in some respects. So my campaign is about the 100 percent of America. And I’m concerned about them. I’m concerned about the fact that over the last four years life has become harder for Americans.”
So a vote for Romney is a vote for what??? Is he the classic rich elitist who sneers at the “little people” made famous by another rich elitist, Leona Helmsley, who famously said, “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.” Or is he the compassionate bleeding heart, who really is concerned about those “little” people?
Don’t answer. You don’t know.
Is he for or against raising the minimum wage? For or against stem cell research? For or against women’s right to choose? For or against health care mandates?
Don’t answer. You don’t know.
Is he for or against a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants? For or against the Bush tax cuts? For or against gun control? Does he own a gun – or not? Does he believe in global warming or not? For or against same-sex marriage? For or against fighting in Afghanistan and Pakistan?
Don’t answer. You don’t know. Mitt Romney has taken both sides of each of these issues.
Your vote in the Presidential election – in any election – is a statement about your beliefs. You vote for the candidate who most closely is in line with what you want done. What do you want the man in the White House to do about minimum wage, stem cell research, women’s right to chose, health care mandates, immigrants, tax cuts, gun control, global warming and same sex marriage?
If you vote for Barack Obama, you pretty much know where he stands on those issues. If you vote for Mitt Romney, you don’t have a clue – nor does he. This election is all about Obama. If you like what he stands for, vote for him. If not, vote for ???. Then pray.
The notion that a spoiled rich elitist – a weakling having neither backbone nor belief — could be handed the power levers of the President of the United States, the leader of the free world, is nauseating and frightening. How far have we fallen, that this is our best hope for the future?
What will this marshmallow do in an emergency? Will leaders of foreign nations respect anything he says? Will he make the tough decisions a President must make? Will he have the stomach to risk the decision to kill the next Osama bin Laden?
How will he strongly follow his heartfelt beliefs to face down Congress when necessary, if he has no heartfelt beliefs? How will he fight for America against strong-willed opponents, foreign and domestic, when all he wants to do is say what they want to hear?
Don’t answer. You don’t know.
A man who will say anything will do anything.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Medicare — parts A, B & D — for everyone
3. Send every American citizen an annual check for $5,000 or give every state $5,000 per capita (Click here)
4. Long-term nursing care for everyone
5. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
6. Salary for attending school (Click here)
7. Eliminate corporate taxes
8. Increase the standard income tax deduction annually
9. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99%
No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth. Monetary Sovereignty: Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia. Two key equations in economics:
Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports