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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.
Here is what immigration will look like if the right wing has control.
House GOP wants legal status but no citizenship for illegal immigrants
Calls granting them full citizenship unfair and contrary to the rule of law
By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times
House Republican leaders have ruled out a special pathway to citizenship but do support granting some form of legal status and work permits to most illegal immigrants, according to the broad set of principles GOP leaders released Thursday.
House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, told reporters that his party’s leaders thought they had to make a good-faith offer.
Here are some of the details of Boehner’s “good faith” offer:
Secure the borders and verify that they are secure, including zero tolerance for those crossing the border illegally or overstaying their visas.
First, let’s not mealy-mouth. It’s not “borders,” it’s border, i.e. the Mexican border. You can imagine why.
Second, no one knows how to judge when borders are “secure.” Does that mean zero undocumented immigrants for the next 50 years? If not, what exactly does “secure border” mean?
And what form does “zero tolerance” take? Deportation of all 11 million undocumented immigrants. Or hang or shoot them? And what of their children?
Fully implement an entry-exist tracking system using biometric identification technology
Exactly what “biometric” technology are they talking about. Fingerprints? Iris recognition? Face recognition? Or how about that good, old standby: “Looking Mexican.” That seems to work pretty well in Arizona.
And what is meant by “tracking.” Will the police follow people around? Stop people in the street? Set up road blocks on highways?
Fully implement a “workable electronic employment-verification system.”
What’s the purpose? Will immigrants be deported if they lose their jobs? If so, might unscrupulous employers use that as leverage to force slave-labor conditions on helpless workers? But of course, that’s the point, isn’t it?
Institute an “employment-based immigration” system, with visa and green card allocations that “reflect the needs of employers and the desire for . . . exceptional individuals to help grow the economy.
How will politicians know the “needs of employers”? Will there be a central clearing house to which all employers will submit all their employment needs before hiring anyone? Who are “exceptional individuals”? What qualifies as exceptional?
Develop a temporary worker program that addresses the country’s economic needs and strengthens the nations security with particular concern for the needs of the agricultural industry.
What does “addresses the country’s economic needs” mean? If people work and are productive, doesn’t that address economic needs?
And how does it strengthen our security? Have there been many Mexican terrorists running around? Indeed, in a nation this size, have there been many foreign terrorists of any nationality?
But as for the agricultural industry, by all means let in all those “exceptional individuals” to do stoop labor picking crops in the field. Hey, farmers vote and contribute, don’t they?
Provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children through no fault of their own, rewarding those who serve in the military or obtain college degrees.
They’ve made it very difficult for immigrants to get jobs and to earn enough money to send their kids to college, but that’s the plan. Right wingers tell poor people to do the impossible, then toss them out before they can do it. It’s genius.
No special path to citizenship, but adult illegal immigrants can live legally and without fear in the United States if they admit their culpability, pass rigorous background checks, pay significant fines and back taxes, develop proficiency in English and American civics, and support themselves and their families without access to public benefits.
God forbid these Mexicans are allowed to be citizens. First, they have to admit their culpability (why, we don’t know, but it makes right wingers feel strong to bully helpless people.).
Then they have to pass tests very few politicians could pass. And of course, pay unaffordable fines and taxes, all while becoming proficient in English, learning American civics and supporting themselves. And do not, I repeat DO NOT, ask for any benefits.
Of course, the minute you “admit your culpability, the police will toss you out of the country.
Who says Republicans are a bunch of mean, cowardly bullies, so unsure of our own abilities, they fear those inferior Mexicans will overthrow our government? Who says?
No legalization program will be implemented before there are specific enforcement triggers to ensure that our immigration laws will indeed be enforced.
We’re not sure what “triggers” we mean, but anything to make life difficult for poor, hard-working people trying to make a better life for themselves, is good for Republicans.
Maybe, they’re talking about the triggers on AK-47s that they love so much.
Bottom line question: Are there any people meaner, more cowardly and Un-American than “religious” conservatives?
They are so afraid of Mexicans, they do everything possible to make life miserable for good people who risk their lives to come here, even people who have lived here many years — even babies, for heaven’s sake.
They are so afraid of “terrorists” and criminals (especially black or brown criminals), they never can have enough guns, the more powerful the better.
They are so afraid of competition from the poor, they want to reduce any spending that benefits the poor — things like federally supported housing, food, retirement, unemployment compensation.
Yes, the conservatives are mean, as all cowards are, but what are they really afraid of?
An analysis from the Eagle Forum, a group run by conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, argues that adding immigrants will doom the Republican Party.
The analysis looked at immigrants’ ideologies and found that they were likely to be liberal on social issues.
“The key conclusion of the report is this: For conservatives, there is no issue more important than reducing the number of immigrants allowed into the country each year,” the analysis says.
And there it is. The conservatives don’t car about “security,” “the rule of law,” “fairness,” “employment,” “college degrees,” “the military,” “farmers,” “citizenship,” “learning English,” “learning civics,” admissions of culpability,” “college degrees” or any of the other hoops the conservatives demand immigrants jump through.
No, they’re just frightened — frightened to death — frightened that immigrants will vote for Democrats. Period.
But here’s a thought. How about letting those oh, so religious, right wingers pass the same tests they put forth for immigrants — you know the English, civics, college or army, background check, support your family and above all, no federal benefits requirement.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D plus long term nursing care — for everyone (Click here)
3. Provide and Economic Bonus to every man, woman and child in America, and/or every state a per capita Economic Bonus. (Click here) Or institute a reverse income tax.
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
THE RECESSION CLOCK
As the federal deficit growth lines drop, we approach recession, which will be cured only when the lines rise. Federal deficit growth is absolutely, positively necessary for economic growth. Period.