●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.
If you have an opinion, but receive new information that contradicts your earlier opinion, you should change your opinion. That’s honesty. But if you repeatedly change your opinion to match the opinion of your audience, that’s dishonesty.
For many of you, abortion is one of the more important issues. And some of you plan to vote for Mitt Romney. So my question to them is: Which Mitt Romney will receive your vote?
Here are his positions on that issue:
1994: We should sustain and support Roe v. Wade
2002: I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose
For at least 7 years, he was pro-choice
2005: I am pro-life. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother. I oppose a judicial mandate dictating a nationwide abortion law. The issue should be left up to the states.
2007: We should overturn Roe v. Wade
Then suddenly, he became pro-life, but felt the issue should be determined by each state
2011: I absolutely support a Constitutional amendment banning abortion. I support the Hyde Amendment, which broadly bars the use of federal funds for abortions. I will reinstate the Mexico City Policy to ensure that nongovernmental organizations that receive funding from America refrain from performing or promoting abortion services. I will advocate for and support a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.
Again suddenly, he feels the issue should not be left up to the states, but should be federal law.
2012: There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.
Whoops. Now (suddenly) he does not favor any legislation on abortion.
2012: “I hope to appoint justices to the Supreme Court that will follow the law and the constitution. It would be my preference that they reverse Roe v. Wade and therefore they return to the people and their elected representatives the decisions with regards to this important issue.”
Wow, as the election nears, the Mitt-flips are coming fast and furious. He doesn’t want pro-life legislation and opposed a judicial mandate, but now wants Supreme Court justices who will reverse Roe v. Wade. Huh?
2012: (One week later): Andrea Saul (Romney’s spokeswoman) clarified Mitt’s position: “Mitt Romney is proudly pro-life and will be a pro-life president.”
Well, now his spokeswoman claims he is pro-life, though we don’t know whether he will leave it up to the states, the federal government or just ignore it judicially. And Mitt ain’t saying.
Of course, we never really did know, did we? I mean, after all, it’s Mitt Romney, and there still are plenty of hours before the election — plenty of hours to “change his mind” a few more times.
There is one area where Romney has been consistent. He consistently has switched positions, according to his audience. Way back in 1994, Mitt debated Kennedy on abortion. Kennedy said, “I am pro-choice. My opponent is multiple-choice.”
And Romney responded: “I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. You will not see me wavering on that or being multiple-choice.”
And you right wingers actually believe anything this guy says?? Yikes! You really can fool some of the people all the time. If Mitt wins, you’ll deserve the Mitt-flip you get.
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