Our “Godfather” system of government in action

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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 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 federal government is supposed to work like this:

The two houses of Congress propose specific bills. By vote, the bills are accepted or rejected. Those accepted are sent to the President for his signature. If he signs, the bills become laws. The Supreme Court may consider the Constitutionality of the laws.

Lately, however, a new variable has been introduced. After a law is passed by Congress, signed into law by the President, and approved as Constitutional by the Supreme Court, it then becomes part of a larger negotiation.

Let’s say that a group, in one of the houses, is unhappy with a law. Knowing they cannot get the law itself overturned by both houses of Congress and by the President, they decide to do an end run, and threaten to shut down the government if the law isn’t overturned.

What a wonderful power play for any extreme group. Punish millions of Americans — punish the whole world — unless you get your way.

Consider the possibilities:

Prevent the teaching of evolution, or we’ll shut down the government.
Approve the Keystone XL pipeline, or we’ll shut down the government.
Eliminate the estate tax, or we’ll shut down the government.
Confiscate all guns, or we’ll shut down the government.
Defund Social Security, or we’ll shut down the government.
Make abortion illegal, or we’ll shut down the government.
Prevent gays from marrying, or we’ll shut down the government.
Return to the gold standard, or we’ll shut down the government.
Eliminate EPA carbon regulations, or we’ll shut down the government.
End food stamps, or we’ll shut down the government.
Increase FICA, or we’ll shut down the government.

Yes, the possibilities are endless.

No need to go through the Congressional/Presidential process. No need to pass any new laws at all. Forget about the President and at least one house in Congress. Merely demand that old laws be changed or cancelled . . . or else, as a patriot, you’ll destroy the country.

We could have national crises every year, based on dissatisfaction with any law, and the threat to shut down the government.

Call it the Godfather system of government:

“My father made him an offer he couldn’t refuse… Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him that either his brains, or his signature would be on the contract”.
– Michael Corleone, “The Godfather”, 1972

Of course, none of this fiscal terrorism would be possible, if our government acknowledged that it is Monetary Sovereign, and cannot run short of dollars.

Meanwhile, we are the ones who put the guns in the terrorists’ hands, so we suffer from our own ignorance.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Medicare — parts A, B & D plus long term nursing care — for everyone (Click here)
3. Send every American citizen an annual check for $5,000 or give every state $5,000 per capita (Click here)
4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone. Click here
5. Salary for attending school (Click here)
6. Eliminate corporate taxes (Click here)
7. Increase the standard income tax deduction annually
8. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99% (Click here)
9. Federal ownership of all banks (Click here)

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

Monetary Sovereignty Monetary Sovereignty

As the federal deficit growth lines drop, we approach recession, which will be cured only when the lines rise.


7 thoughts on “Our “Godfather” system of government in action

  1. But don’t you wish that there was a MS Tea Party? You know, one that would play hardball to pass your 9 Steps To Prosperity?

    — “Pass the 9 Steps or else we’ll stop issuing T-bills to subsidize the banks?”

    — “Pass the 9 Steps or else I’ll just do it anyway with an executive order?”

    — “Pass the 9 Steps or else I’ll veto ag subsidies for millionaire farmers and ranchers.”

    — “Pass the 9 Steps or else I’ll end all the wars and the defense contractors in your district will have to lay off.”


    1. The Tea Party is composed of mean-spirited bastards, who claim to be religious patriots, but are neither religious, nor patriots.

      Not religious, because they have no regard for the powerless, and in fact, enjoy stomping on them.

      Traitorous, because they are happy to destroy America, just to get their own way.

      A pox on the Tea Party.

      But if you’re asking whether I’d like to see MS/MMT adherents work harder to spread the truth, the answer is, “Yes.”


  2. Interesting jousting point! Merits the host’s response! So, Rodger, how would you be disposed should your 9 steps become the ‘either’ in an ‘or else’ threatened gov. shutdown?


    1. Dan B.

      I oppose the threat of shutting down the government as an alternative to passing legislation individually, by Congress and the President.

      Laws should be debated and voted on individually, approved individually by the President, and if necessary, adjudicated individually by the courts.

      The Republicans have created a legislative monster, where no existing law has any standing, so long as one segment of one party doesn’t like it and has the power to destroy America.

      This is traitorous to the ultimate.

      As for Dan L.’s alternatives, which I assume were at least in part, tongue in cheek:

      *T-securities have very little purpose, although they are good “last-resort” investments if a safe holding is an investor’s need. T-securities do not provide the government with dollars, so are not “borrowingt” in the usual sense.

      *I pray that a President would not be able to do this via executive order. It would eliminate the purpose of Congress. As crooked as Congress is, it still has a value.

      *Ag subsidies for rich farmers and ag companies widen the gap. Their only value is that they add dollars to the economy. I do like the idea of small business subsidies, however.


  3. Traitors the vast majority of congressmorons are. They along with the members of the executive and judicial branches of government commit treason every day. By failing to uphold the constitution and their sworn oaths. They break international laws, our own criminal laws and work against the interests of the nation and its citizens. They openly support terrorist organizations, take bribes and give legitimacy to those who work to destroy the democratic process. They work to eliminate any semblance of representative governance and towards the destruction of the nation’s economy in order to serve the interests of those who provide them with bribes and themselves personally. While the average amerikan citizen fiddles before the propaganda device they spend most of their lives staring into. Disgusting!


  4. Not to beleaguer this, Rodger, though your views always invite analysis. Do you believe that ‘Obama-care’ was fairly introduced and evenly weighed by both Congressional bodies before its’ unequivocal adoption? Isn’t the sweeping Act damn near unprecedented in the one-sided way it was bull-dozed through both Chambers — leaving the losing side hell-bent, retributive, and unforgiving!
    Cite us another Act (you’d lose w the Civil Rights Act) as ‘sweeping’ yet exclusively unilaterally adored and loathed as Obamacare ………


    1. Obamacare is not loathed by the Republicans. It’s Obama who is loathed by the Republicans, because he won and they lost.

      Remember, Obamacare essentially is Romneycare, which the Republicans absolutely loved.

      Don’t let all the Tea Party bullsh*t fool you. The sane Republicans are embarrassed.

      As I said in the next post, none of this is about the issues. None of this is about “Obamacare.” If it were about issues, each of these issues could be discussed in Congress, voted on and if passed, sent to the President for his signature.

      This is all about winning and widening the gap between the rich and the rest.

      Check out the next post in this blog, “How Republicans demand lawlessness to support the rich.”


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