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.
Here’s what Mitt said:
By increasing our annual naval shipbuilding rate from nine to 15, I intend to restore our position so that our Navy is an unchallengeable power on the high seas.
Restore our position? When did we lose it?
Just as Reagan sought to defend the United States from Soviet weapons with his Strategic Defense Initiative, I will press forward with ballistic missile defense systems to ensure that Iranian and North Korean missiles cannot threaten us or our allies.
Star wars, again? Remind me, how did it work out for Reagan?
As for Iran in particular, I will take every measure necessary to check the evil regime of the ayatollahs. Until Iran ceases its nuclear-bomb program, I will press for ever-tightening sanctions, acting with other countries if we can but alone if we must.
Tighter sanctions? Isn’t that what President Obama is doing? Aren’t those what you’ve been criticizing? And specifically what sanctions are not already being applied? And if the U.S. acts alone, what prevents Russia, China et al, from giving Iran all the aid it needs?
But at least our 6 extra ships will defeat the Iranian navy.
I will speak out on behalf of the cause of democracy in Iran and support Iranian dissidents who are fighting for their freedom.
Speak out on the cause of democracy? Please don’t scare those mullahs. And specifically, how will you support Iranian dissidents?
I will make clear that America’s commitment to Israel’s security and survival is absolute. I will demonstrate our commitment to the world by making Jerusalem the destination of my first foreign trip.
Well that surely will make the Palestinians give up their demands and Hamas undoubtedly will stop firing rockets into Israel. How come nobody thought of that, before?
Most important, I will buttress my diplomacy with a military option that will persuade the ayatollahs to abandon their nuclear ambitions. Only when they understand that at the end of that road lies not nuclear weapons but ruin will there be a real chance for a peaceful resolution.
You’re going to start a war with Iran? Sure, why not? The wars in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan turned out so well. Vietnam, too. When you send Americans overseas to die, will you lead the charge?
My plan includes restoring the regular presence of aircraft carrier groups in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf region simultaneously. It also includes increasing military assistance to Israel and improved coordination with all of our allies in the area.
“Increasing” “Improving.” This is a plan?
We can’t afford to wait much longer, and we certainly can’t afford to wait through four more years of an Obama administration. By then it will be far too late. If the Iranians are permitted to get the bomb, the consequences will be as uncontrollable as they are horrendous. My foreign policy plan to avert this catastrophe is plain: Either the ayatollahs will get the message, or they will learn some very painful lessons about the meaning of American resolve.
Bush used the same scare tactics to get us into Iraq. Let’s get real. Whether Iran has one nuclear bomb or fifty, it never will use them. The mullahs like to send kids on suicide missions, but they themselves don’t want to die.
A nuclear reprisal would obliterate Iran. The Supreme Leader knows this. North Korea is crazier than Iran, and they won’t use nukes either. So before you and the other brave, tough patriots start sending our children to be maimed and killed, try to use what little common sense the “religious” right has left.
Way, way back, when I was young, we used to call big mouths, “coat holders.” They were the guys who would say, “Let’s you and him fight, and I’ll hold your coats.”
Calm down, Mitt. Is winning the Presidency so important it’s worth killing for?
Here’s one for you, killer. You earned it:
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