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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, and the motive is the gap.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
The Obama administration Monday abruptly halted plans to shelter some of the children surging across the border at a defunct college in rural Virginia.
As many as 500 children were to start arriving this week at St. Paul’s College, a recently closed historically black college in Lawrenceville, Virginia.
More than 90,000 children, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, will be caught this year, and more than 140,000 will be apprehended in 2015.
Plans to house some of the children at an empty office complex in Baltimore were halted after the city’s Democratic mayor and Maryland’s two Democratic senators objected as soon as the details were announced.
HHS officials estimated that a steady stream of children would be housed on the campus, each child staying about 30 days until being reunited with a parent.
Jerry Prince, the owner of Prince’s Barber Shop in Lawrenceville, said that he wanted what was best for the children, but he feared the children would bring diseases to his town. “Even kids carry diseases like smallpox, chickenpox and scabies.”
Immigration officials have said many of the children have never seen a doctor until they are intercepted by agents at the border, and head lice and scabies screenings are part of the initial checks.
The Obama administration has called the surge of children a “humanitarian crisis.” However, critics blame President Obama for laying out a welcome mat for illegal immigrants, especially minors, and for discouraging deportations.
I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me. But the notion of arresting and deporting children seems so damn un-American.
Really, is this what we’ve become — a selfish, “me-first, me-only,” frightened little nation that makes up excuses for not helping children in need? Are these children just too inconvenient for us?
We gladly send our soldiers to be killed defending every nut-ball country on earth, but accepting foreign children here — where one day they might live near us — is that too much? Are we now the United States of Xenophobia?
These are children, for crying out loud. Children!. And our lame excuse for rejecting them is they have smallpox (a disease totally eradicated from this earth)? Children who are inspected for disease upon entry?
The kids weren’t going to be sent to your house or your neighbor’s house. They were going to a closed college outside of Lawrenceville, VA (population 1,500), and to an empty office building.
And this scares poor Jerry Prince? Apparently he never has set foot outside of the United States, and mingled amoung — oh, horrors! — foreigners. He “wants what’s best for the children,” but he is too terrified of children possibly having chickenpox (like his own children and his neighbor’s children did).
Has this once great nation become a cringing population of selfish cowards, hiding behind our open-carry AR15s, so to ward off any stranger who dares ask our help?
Rep. Candice S. Miller, Michigan Republican and chairwoman of a key border security subcommittee, wrote a letter asking Mr. Obama to deploy the National Guard to let (border patrol) agents get back to their job of stopping illegal immigrants, drug smugglers and gun traffickers.
She called on the president to not only deploy the Guard but to give it police powers so it could also aid in patrolling the border and arresting illegal immigrants.
Yes, that is our solution to a humanitarian crisis of children: Deploy the National Guard. Build the wall higher and deport those who, at great risk to their young lives, manage get in.
Is this the America our forefathers envisioned, when they took the perilous journey across the ocean? What happened to the proud, strong people who built this nation?
America, the once great. What are we, now?
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Ten 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 an 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. Tax the very rich (.1%) more, with much higher, progressive tax rates on all forms of income. (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
Vertical gray bars mark recessions.
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.