Mitchell’s laws: The more budgets are cut and taxes inceased, the weaker an economy becomes. To survive long term, a monetarily non-sovereign government must have a positive balance of payments. Austerity = poverty and leads to civil disorder. Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
U.S. Congress and the President have found a solution, allowing boats to sail as far as they wish, without falling over the edge of the world. Boats will be built out of thinner, flimsier wood, causing them to sink before they get to the edge.
Washington Post: Congressional negotiators reach tentative deal on payroll tax, unemployment benefits
By Paul Kane and David Nakamura, Published: February 14
Congressional negotiators reached a tentative deal Tuesday to extend a payroll tax holiday, unemployment benefits and Medicare payment rates for doctors, while finding more than $50 billion in cuts to reduce the effect on the federal deficit.
While President Obama and congressional leaders publicly jousted over the negotiations, senior Democrats and Republicans worked behind the scenes toward a compromise that would extend the tax and unemployment benefits through the year. A deal also would mean that doctors would not see a drop in rates paid by Medicare, according to senior aides in both parties.
Despite evidence lacking either for an edge to the world, or for the desirability of reducing deficits, Congress and the President are proud of their work.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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 exports
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Here’s a reason for extremely cautious optimism: The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to a near four-year low.