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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — People favoring a candidate who shares their religious beliefs helped Rick Santorum capture Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary in Alabama, exit polls of voters showed. He also won among women and younger voters.
In the contest in neighboring Mississippi, Santorum did well with those caring most strongly about a contender’s religion, and those seeking a true conservative and strong moral character in their nominee.
People saying it mattered that they share religious beliefs with their candidates comprised three-quarters or more of voters in both Deep South states. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who has repeatedly emphasized the pivotal role Catholicism has played in his life, won 41 percent of their votes in Alabama, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took 31 percent. Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, was a distant third with 23 percent of their vote.
In Mississippi, Santorum, Gingrich and Romney ran roughly evenly with that group. But among the nearly half of Mississippians saying sharing religion with a candidate was very important, Santorum won 43 percent, well ahead of his two rivals.
In another measure of the role religion was playing, Santorum captured 35 percent of white evangelical Christian or born-again voters in both Alabama and Mississippi, about the same as Gingrich but several percentage points better than Romney. Such voters accounted for 8 in 10 voters in Mississippi, the most in any state this year where voters have been surveyed, and nearly as many in Alabama.
Santorum is Catholic. The majority of voters were Baptist. Share a religion??
And exactly how does sharing a religion translate into economic growth, reduced unemployment, smaller gap between rich and poor, lower taxes or lower gasoline prices — the issues people claim are most important?
Here’s my faith: Even the voters of Mississippi and Alabama will wake up one day to realize that voting for a religion will not give them jobs, nor put food on the table, nor give them health care, nor send their kids to school, nor keep America as a democracy rather than as a theocracy. They’ll realize it will turn the U.S. into Iran.
Then goodbye Santorum and his pseudo-Taliban philosphy.
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
3 thoughts on “–U.S. Taliban alive and well in Mississippi and Alabama. Votes for theocracy.”
Lest you think I’m singling out Alabama and Mississippi for stupidly giving their votes to a guy, not because he will do anything for them or the economy, but because he claims to be oh, so religious — my state, Illinois, has its share of idiots, too.
Our voters elected convicted felon Governor Blagojevich, who followed convicted felon Governor Ryan, and was one of the 4 out of the last 8 Illinois governors to go to prison — and I can think of at least two others who should have gone.
In addition, we have a slimy politician who convinced Illinois voters to elect his daughter as Illinois attorney general (!), so he wouldn’t be investigated and tossed in the slammer.
So yes, you Alabama and Mississippi voters will get the lying politicians you deserve, but when it comes to voter stupidity, you can’t beat us in Illinois. We wear that title proudly.
(And please don’t get me started on the two Mayors Daley.)
There’s more to life than money. “What would it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul?”
So, does that mean you don’t intend to work for money?