–Meet those who beg Obama to take an additional $20,000 from each of them — and give it to the rich

Mitchell’s laws:
●The more federal 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.
●Cutting the deficit is the government’s method for taking dollars from the middle class and giving them to the rich.
●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.

●The penalty for ignorance is slavery.

Who are these families, who want the government to take an additional $20,000 from their pockets and give it to the rich? Read on.

In the history of the universe, two things never have benefitted the average person:
1. War
2. Austerity

Both kill the average person, the “99%”, and both benefit the upper 1% income group, which is why governments, including the U.S. government, so willingly engage in war and austerity.

Since the late 1930s, the U.S. never has not been at war. World War II was followed by the cold war, the Korean War, the Vietnam war and the various wars in the Mid-east. (We are so wedded to the concept of war, we even name our initiaves “war.” We have had the war on drugs, the war on poverty, the war on obesity, the war on terror, the war on women, and the war on suicide.)

We all know war kills people, financially, emotionally and physically, especially young, middle- and lower-class people. But less understood is the fact that austerity also kills people, also financially, emotionally and physically.

What then, is austerity? Very simply, austerity is a policy of deficit cutting. Austerity is what has impoverished Greece and the other euro nations. Austerity is what both U.S. political parties promise to do to you, and in fact, already are doing.

Increasing the FICA tax was a serious act of austerity. Raising the eligibility age for Social Security was austerity. Cutting federal employment is austerity. Cutting Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals is austerity.

Amazingly, the populace claims to want to live austere, barren lives. Americans want a combination of higher taxes, lower benefits and a greater gap between the rich and the rest. Every survey I’ve seen, every “Letter to the Editors,” indicates Americans want austerity – or think they do.

Americans, believing federal budgets are like personal “kitchen-table” budgets, claim to want federal spending cuts, which by necessity must negatively impact Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, various poverty aids, roads and bridges, disaster aid, aid to education, research and development, the environment and many other federal initiatives that make our lives better.

And, Americans claim to want increased taxes on the poor- and middle-classes (i.e. FICA and sales taxes) as well as increased taxes supposedly on the rich (corporate and top end taxes), all of which remove dollars from the economy, thereby depressing the economy.

In sum, Americans have been brainwashed to want what will increase the gap between the rich and the rest – what the government is only too happy to provide, because the government is paid by the rich to increase the gap.

Here is what is coming to a recession in your neighborhood:

Senate Democrats’ budget plan will reopen battle over taxes
By Lori Montgomery, Published: January 20, 2013

Senate Democrats plan to draft a budget blueprint that calls for significantly higher taxes on the wealthy, oil and gas companies and corporations doing business overseas, reopening a battle over taxes Republicans had hoped to lay to rest with the “fiscal cliff.”

Translation: Businesses provide jobs. Increase taxes on businesses and they will provide fewer jobs. That is the way business leaders maintain their own incomes in the face of lower corporate profits. When business is bad, it is the 99% who are fired. The 1% never feel the pain. That is how they widen the gap.

Democrats see the budget process as “a great opportunity” to pursue additional tax increases — and to create a fast-track process to push them through the Senate, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“There’s going to have to be some spending cuts, and those will be negotiated,” Schumer, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, said in an interview after the show. “But doing a budget is the best way for us to get revenues.”

Translation: “We have impregnated the public with the willingness to sacrifice for the benefit of the wealthiest. Claiming the false need to ‘get revenues’ is a ‘great opportunity’ to do that.

“We have convinced the public that a government having the unlimited ability to create dollars is running short of dollars. And these gullible people actually believe that!”

White House political adviser David Plouffe, in an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” (said) “I think it’s a significant moment that the Republican Party now has moved off their position that the only way they’re going to pay their bills is if they get the correct kind of concessions.”

House Republicans are eager to draft a reconciliation bill to cut spending on federal health programs and to overhaul the tax code, in part by cutting rates. And Democrats are eager to draft a reconciliation bill that would raise additional revenue, in part by limiting tax breaks for wealthy individuals, oil and gas companies and multinational corporations.

Translation: The GOP wants to cut benefits that help the lower 99% income group. The Democrats want to increase taxes on corporations, which actually are not taxes on corporations, but are taxes on corporate workers and the economy. The rich don’t worry about taxes on corporations.

Both parties want to increase the gap.

During the fight over the “fiscal cliff,” Congress voted this month to raise rates on income over $450,000 a year. Republican leaders, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), argued that should end the fight over taxes.

But the “fiscal cliff” measure is projected to generate only about $600 billion over the next decade, well short of President Obama’s goal of $1.6 trillion.

Translation: The rich avoid phony taxes on incomes over $450,000 — taxes they don’t pay (Ask Warren Buffett). In the name of austerity and fiscal prudence, President Obama wishes to pull $1.6 trillion from the economy. That amounts to about $5,000 taken from the pockets of each man, woman and child in America.

If you are married with two children, President Obama wishes to take about $20,000 from you – and you will love it, ask for it, beg for it. The upper 1% have bribed him and all the politicians, via campaign contributions while in office, and generous jobs and gifts after office.

So he tells you, you should suffer and your children should suffer and your grandchildren should suffer, all for the good of the rich. And you believe him.

Yes, it is you who has been brainwashed into agreeing to an austere life. It is you who asks the government to take an additional $5,000 from your pocket – $20,000 from your family of four – and give it to the rich. It is you, who gives the rich permission to beat you down, so they can scavenge more from you and from your loved ones.

It is you who believes the lies about the federal government being “broke.” It is you who does not object. And it is you and your family who will suffer for it.

“Therefore, send not to know for whom the bell tolls.
It tolls for thee.”

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty


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


4 thoughts on “–Meet those who beg Obama to take an additional $20,000 from each of them — and give it to the rich

  1. 1.) Yes, the average person insists on poverty. I just read a Forbes article whose author explains that the US government issues its own currency, and therefore can never have a debt crisis. He quoted Alan Greenspan, who admitted the same thing. The author also explained why it is unlikely the USA will ever have an inflation problem, and certainly not hyperinflation unless the government collapses. He also explains that all money is fiat money (including gold), since money only has value because people agree that it does.

    There were 128 reader comments. All were idiotic, thereby affirming once again that the average person is so deliberately stupid that he deserves his slavery. His idiocy cannot be attributed to brainwashing alone. It is a smug, sarcastic, self-righteous refusal to think.

    Therefore, let us not feel too badly about people who are jobless and homeless. They likely support the process that ruined them, along with many others. Let them suffer. They are a drag on everyone. They support austerity, which kills far more people than any war, flood, hurricane, tsunami, earthquake, or epidemic. In terms of death and suffering, the only disaster than compares with austerity is famine, since both are the same. Austerity is engineered famine.

    Have you ever played a video game in which you shoot monsters? You think you’ve killed a thousand critters, but the game counter shows that you only killed a hundred. My point is that it’s very difficult to kill vast numbers of people directly. However it can be done almost effortlessly by denying them food. That’s famine. That’s austerity.

    2.) On a different note, that same Forbes author noted above (one Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry) calls himself a staunch conservative. He thinks Republicans can boost their popularity, and vindicate “supply side economics,” by acknowledging the above facts. For example, Republicans should openly affirm that federal tax cuts are always stimulative. Meanwhile Republicans should justify cutting social programs by saying that social programs create a “culture of dependency.”

    Whoops, there it is, folks. Right-wingers want a culture of dependency on Wall Street. They want average people to be dependent on the 1% (i.e. to be debt slaves). They hate it when average people depend on each other (i.e. depend on government spending).

    So when the 1% and their shills insist on austerity (i.e. insist on famine and devastation), they want the 1% to have total power. They want a feudal society of divine lords and disposable peasants.

    3.) Speaking of depending on each other, whenever we critique capitalism as a system that promotes extreme selfishness and inequality, the mindless Right-wingers love this. They will debate us all day on this. But watch what happens when we say, “I do not defend communism or socialism. They are no better than capitalism. Communism is rule by a bureaucracy. Capitalism is rule by a plutocracy. We need a balance between the two. Some industries do best when they have a profit motive. Other industries, such as banks and prisons, should never have a profit motive.”

    Since there is no reasonable objection to this, the right-wingers simply spout gibberish, or they change the subject, or they call you an idiot, or they just go silent.

    Also, note how people defend the status quo by claiming that any alternative will mean the opposite extreme. Example…

    Assertion: “Too much capitalism creates problems.”

    Response: “You’re a communist!”

    Assertion: “To ease the current depression, we need more government spending.”

    Response: “You want hyperinflation!”

    It’s like being a passenger in the cabin of a big truck that is barreling down the road. On one side is a rock wall. On the other side is a canyon. You speak to the driver…

    Assertion: “If you veer any closer to that wall, we will crash.”

    Response: “You want us to plunge into the canyon!”

    This is idiocy.

    It is what average people display when they deny the facts of Monetary Sovereignty. They want austerity.

    If the worthless bastards did not want to take the rest of us with them, I would laugh at their suffering.


  2. One would think that most people would not care how the “national debt” is “paid off,” so long as it is not there to (supposedly) burden themselves and “their grandchildren.”

    But no, most people are very rigid about how the “national debt” should be “paid off.”

    They don’t want government spending. They don’t want trillion dollar coins, or simple changes in computers, or simple changes in federal laws. They don’t want their financial problems to simply vanish.

    They want to suffer.

    They especially want YOU to suffer (preferably more than they suffer).

    In short, most people want AUSTERITY.

    And the 1% are happy to oblige.


  3. The UK and USA are both monetarily sovereign, and have no use for tax revenue at the federal level. Yet both are caught up in austerity mania. Both have governments that tell nothing but lies.

    Everybody check out the following article. First make sure that every item in your room is tied down. You’re going to want to throw somthing at your computer monitor…



  4. Most of us are ignorant of most things. The average person just happens to be ignorant of economics, being as it is the “dismal” science. It certainly is egregious and frustrating that the field of study most relevant to today’s society is also the one the average person adamantly refuses to learn. I’m not quite sure that this is by chance. Our public schools demand studies in subjects like basic arithmetic, English literature, history, and science from a very early age, but economics isn’t covered until the final years of high school and even then only on a very, very basic level. I hate to sound like a conspiranoid, but I can’t help but see this is another way the 1% pulls the strings to keep their victims sedate and without learning.


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