●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.
●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.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive.
The MSBs (Mean Spirited Bastards) of the public, the politicians and the Supreme Court have been wallowing in the shit pit of “cut-Social Security,” “cut Medicare,” cut Medicaid, “cut aid to the poor,” “cut federal employee’s salaries,” “cut anything that benefits the middle class and the poor.”
Today, MSBs turn full leer to gay marriage, an institution that provides happiness to thousands of our fellow citizens, while harming . . . uh, while harming . . . Hmmm . . . while harming no one.
Even Justice Scalia, king of the nonsensical arguments for anything MSB, is having difficulty expressing his usual bigotry about why our gay people should not be allowed the many legal benefits of marriage.
Same-sex marriage can’t be stopped by courts
By Dana Milbank, Published: March 26
Justice Antonin Scalia led a rearguard action among his conservative colleagues, who attempted to establish that traditional marriage is distinct because of its procreative potential — a quaint notion in this era of adoption and artificial fertility.
Justice Elena Kagan quizzed Charles Cooper, the lawyer defending California’s Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, about his contention that homosexual marriage is inconsistent with “society’s interest in responsible procreation.”
“Suppose,” she said, “a state said that, because we think that the focus of marriage really should be on procreation, we are not going to give marriage licenses anymore to any couple where both people are over the age of 55.”
Cooper said that was different because, in the case of old folks, “it is very rare that both parties to the couple are infertile.”
The audience broke into laughter at Cooper’s apparent misunderstanding of the birds and the bees.
Translation: There is no misunderstanding. It is a typical MSB lie — a last resort when faced with his own inconsistencies. Politicians do it all the time.
“When did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage?” Justice Scalia asked Ted Olson, the former solicitor general for George W. Bush’s administration.
“When did it become unconstitutional to prohibit interracial marriages?” Olson retorted.
Ooooh, Scalia got out-smart-assed this time.
This poor excuse for a Justice, finds those gay people to be icky,” so he tries to invent clever reasons why they should not be allowed to be happy. This is what passes for intellect on the Supreme Court.
And so it was that Antonin Scalia, the ultimate MSB, was left without his usual careless wisecrack about people’s suffering. He just sat there, both feet planted firmly in his mouth (we could only wish), hoping to be rescued by the bigotry of his right wing peers.
But, all phony MSB arguments against mercy and common sense, eventually are understood by real Americans as distasteful and wrong, long before the Supreme Court comes to the same conclusion. To doubt the the right wing Supreme Court is far behind the tide of history is to doubt, for instance, that politicians are liars.
One needs only to look at these pompous asses in their dark robes, sitting high on their bench, and know these people are divorced not only from reality, but from the decency of middle class of America.
Gay marriage helps millions, hurts no one, and ultimately, only a few. remaining MSBs will oppose it. The Supreme Court will be last to follow.
If you are an MSB opposing gay marriage, get over it. Once it’s legal, you’ll see that it won’t hurt you a bit.
Then you can return to to your shit pit of invented rationales (like “America is broke”) for cuts in food stamps, Social Security, healthcare and your other ways to torture the poor.
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