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●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 ultimately 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 secret is out:
Unlike many Americans, the Taliban were not surprised by the news (of NSA surveillance).
“We knew about their past efforts to trace our system,” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told the Washington Post.
“We have used our technical sources to foil their efforts and have been able to stop them from succeeding so far.”
The Taliban, knowing their conversations were tapped, would often attempt to mislead snooping Americans, discussing ambushes that never materialized.
So, the Taliban knew all about NSA’s monitoring of our phone calls, and in fact, had devised methods for using that monitoring against us.
And Congress knew all about NSA’s monitoring of our phone calls, in fact, they authorized it.
And the President knew all about NSA’s monitoring of our phone calls, in fact, he was the 2nd President to authorize it.
So, from whom was this vital “secret” being hidden? From us, of course, the schlemiels from whom all government secrets are kept.
Despite John Boehner and Dick Cheney calling Snowden a traitor, and demanding his severe punishment — and despite today’s Chicago Tribune publishing a cartoon showing Snowden stabbing the Statue of Liberty in the back — and despite the huffing and puffing of America’s super-patriots, exactly what vital secret did Snowden reveal to our enemies?
None, that I’ve heard of. Have you heard of any?
Why is the government angry? Because they did’t want you to know they were spying on you.
Let’s face it, the enemy is not stupid. With the exception of current tactical and planned strategic operations or undercover agents or weapons development, there are very few, if any, secrets our enemies don’t already know. Does anyone still accept the blatent bullsh*t that the Taliban and whomever else we consider our enemies, did not know we were monitoring their calls?
Did the Russians not know it? The Chinese? The North Koreans? The Iranians? The Iraqis?
The vast majority of U.S. government secrets are meant to be secret only from the American people, not from so-called “enemies. The enemies already know the secrets or don’t care.
Many secret-classified documents are decades old, and have no security value. The purpose: To hide from the public, government screw-ups.
So the next time you read or hear a self-proclaimed super-patriot frothing in horror, at all the important secrets someone has divulged, and how that person is a traitor, ask this question: Exactly which vital secret did he reveal?
As for Snowden, I don’t care whether his girlfriend is a beautiful pole dancer, who is or is not delighted at getting her name on Facebook. I don’t care whether Snowden is or is not doing this for money or publicity, and not out of patriotism. I don’t even care whether he is hiding in Singapore or Bora Bora.
And I don’t buy the government’s dubious claims that one (or was it 12 or was it 200?) — the numbers kept changing — terrorists were caught as a result of tracking phones.
And for sure I don’t buy General Hayden’s claim (during his confirmation hearing) that the NSA surveillance program would have prevented 9/11. An even bigger monitoring program called Echelon, had been in place for many years. And the hijackers already were being tracked by the US government (just as the Boston bombers were), and you saw how well that tracking went).
It is not surprising that the bought-and-paid-for media already have forgotten about Echelon, a clear violation of the Constitution, while raving hysterically about Snowden revealing some mythical secrets. The media print what the government wants printed.
Until someone answers the question, “Exactly which vital secret did he reveal,” I’ll consider Snowden a hero, for showing us the depths to which our government has sunk, and for taking the heat.
So far as I can see, the greatest danger to American freedom is not little Edward Snowden, who eventually will rot in jail, but the U.S. government.
(If only Snowden had been as big a campaign contributor as the crooked bankers, who really did damage America, he wouldn’t need to worry about jail.)
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. Click here
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%
10 Steps to Economic Misery: (Click here:)
1. Maintain or increase the FICA tax..
2. Spread the myth Social Security, Medicare and the U.S. government are insolvent.
3. Cut federal employment in the military, post office, other federal agencies.
4. Broaden the income tax base so more lower income people will pay.
5. Cut financial assistance to the states.
6. Spread the myth federal taxes pay for federal spending.
7. Allow banks to trade for their own accounts; save them when their investments go sour.
8. Never prosecute any banker for criminal activity.
9. Nominate arch conservatives to the Supreme Court.
10. Reduce the federal deficit and debt
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:
1. Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
2. Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports