●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.
There is ignorant. There is stupid. And then there is Yahoo Finance and Chris Nichols. I didn’t see Part I, but I assume it was as silly as Part II is:
Here’s Your Chance: You Fix the Economy, Part II
By Chris Nichols | The Exchange – Fri, Oct 26, 2012
The best way for the federal government to balance the budget is through a combination of spending cuts and increased taxes, more than half of the voters in an informal Yahoo! Finance poll said Thursday.
With 10,283 total responses to the question, 52% said some combination of those two actions would be preferred to the other choices provided. However, 41% of respondents wanted to only cut spending in order to balance the budget, making for a very strong second-place showing.
With those two options making up 93% of the total vote, you can see quickly how readers feel about raising taxes alone as the preferred course of action. Our poll ran the same day that a group of corporate CEOs called on Congress to implement tax hikes and lower spending to tackle the nation’s budget deficit.
The question was one of seven we asked readers in a bid to get a sense of what they believe the government should do to improve its financial standing.
Notice that the poll directs voters to determine the best way to balance the budget, not the best way to grow the economy.
Now, if you really want to know the best way to grow the economy, the answer definitely is NOT to balance the budget, but rather to grow the deficit. But, by assuming the answer is to balance the budget, Yahoo Finance and Chris Nichols perpetuate the ignorance of the American voters.
Unfortunately (or fortunately?), when Americans vote for candidates who promise to reduce the deficit, thereby assuring another recession, these poor, ignorant souls will be hung by their own petards. They either will pay higher taxes (aka eliminating “loopholes” or “broadening the tax base”) or they will receive lower Social Security and Medicare benefits. Talk about pulling the switch on your own electric chair . . .
Anyway, if it weren’t for the fact that my own children and grandchildren will be injured, I might take a perverse delight in seeing the 99% cause their own suffering — especially when these are the folks who get angry at me when I tell them that reducing the dollar supply hurts the economy.
So, Chris Nichols, for your next survey, I suggest this question: What is the best way to effect world starvation: Destroy all the crops or poison all the water?
World starvation is as good a goal as balancing the budget.
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