–Take this impartial poll about gun ownership

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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.

I just received the following Email from the National Rifle Association.

Dear Friend,

President Obama and the media are waging all-out war on the Second Amendment. And unless you take action now, your right to own a gun will soon be a thing of the past.

Right now Congress and the American public are being bombarded with a steady stream of media attacks on our gun rights. CBS, ABC, MSNBC and CNN are flooding the airwaves and blaming the acts of violent criminals on our Second Amendment freedom.

Click here to take the NRA TAG Poll!

Obama is echoing the media’s demand for “sensible gun control.” You and I know that’s code for GUN BANS and GUN OWNER REGISTRATION.


The Email directed me to take this impartial poll:

1. Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees law-abiding citizens the Right to Keep and Bear Arms?
Yes No Undecided

2. Do you agree with NRA that no city, county or state government should have the right to outlaw private firearms ownership for law-abiding citizens?
Yes No Undecided

3. Do you believe that it’s solely the responsibility of government to keep you and your family safe, and therefore, there is no need for you to ever own a firearm?
Yes No Undecided

4. Do you think Congress should pass more gun control laws, or enforce the laws that are already on the books?
More Gun Control | Enforce Current Laws | Undecided

5. Do you agree with the Obama administration that the United Nations should be given the authority to regulate firearms trade and dictate U.S. gun policy?
Yes No Undecided

6. Do you support NRA’s efforts to fight mandatory gun registration?
Yes No Undecided

7. Do you agree with gun banners who believe that the names of all gun owners should be computerized and kept in a government database?
Yes No Undecided

8. Do you believe law-abiding citizens like you have the right to give or sell your guns to family members without being under the thumb of the federal government?
Yes No Undecided

9. Do you agree with NRA that law-abiding Americans have the right to carry a firearm for personal protection?
Yes No Undecided

10. Do you support the National Rifle Association’s mission to protect the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans?
Yes No Undecided

Apparently, any form of gun control really means gun confiscation by the federal government.

It’s a scare letter, and yes, it succeeds in scaring me — but perhaps not in exactly the way the NRA hopes.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

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 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

Monetary Sovereignty

Monetary Sovereignty

Vertical gray bars mark recessions.

As the federal deficit growth lines drop, we approach recession, which will be cured only when the growth lines rise. Increasing federal deficit growth (aka “stimulus”) is necessary for long-term economic growth.


6 thoughts on “–Take this impartial poll about gun ownership

  1. @RMM: You indicate that federal taxes do not pay for federal spending. What evidence, clear explanation can I show people that this is in fact true? It’s very frustrating that people do not understand these concepts, even when I try to explain it to them.

    And thanks for this website, it has been a valuable resource for my education on MMT and MS.


      1. @RMM: Regarding educating other blogreaders, take a look here:


        Many people still have some quibbles with MMT and MS: They believe that the US is still monetarily non-soveriegn, and that dollars are actually silver coin and the government can run out of dollars.

        Educating the people is going to take time and patience.

        People have to want to learn and let go of their preconceived and incorrect notions.


        1. “People have to want to learn…”


          If people want to learn, then teaching them is easy.

          If people don’t want to learn, then teaching them is impossible.


  2. == Off topic ==

    Here’s something for amusement…

    Adam Kwasman is a republican candidate for the Arizona state legislature. His campaign platform is anti-immigrant.

    Keep Mr. Kwasman in mind for a moment…

    This week the Department of Homeland Security asked the fire department of Oracle, Arizona to do a fire and safety inspection of the Sycamore Canyon Academy, a boarding school for troubled young males that was opened in 2007. At the academy, young males are given a “boot-camp”-style regimen with “tough love” – with the emphasis on love.

    Nearby Oracle (pop. 3,700) started as a small mining town, and today is home to semi-affluent white racist retirees, who make up two-thirds of the population, and whose median family income is $46,026. The other third is Hispanics and other groups, who tend to be low-income.

    Oracle is also a “bedroom community” for semi-affluent whites who work in the city of Tucson, located 20 miles away.

    This is Tea Party country, with US flags on display 365 days a year, and households tuned to Fox News, 24-7. The town’s main street is called “American Avenue.”

    When the DHS asked the local fire department to inspect the boys’ ranch, the fire department alerted the local racists, who assumed that buses full of migrant children were headed their way.

    Political candidate Adam Kwasman rushed to the scene, and rallied the protesters behind him. He and the other white racists set up a canvas tent beside the entrance to the boys’ ranch. They were supported by the local sheriff’s department, which is just as racist as are the white townspeople. (The cops were the same in Murietta California.)

    Suddenly there was a war whoop somewhere in the crowd. A yellow school bus full of migrant kids was headed their way! Adam Kwasman went out to meet the bus, intending to bravely stop it from reaching the boys’ ranch. However the bus swerved around him and continued on. Still, it did not take the turn-off toward the Sycamore Canyon Academy. Instead, the bus continued on down the highway.

    Adam Kwasman boasted of his “triumph” to the local news media, saying he “Could see fear in the children’s eyes. This is not compassion.”

    There was only one problem…

    The bus was not carrying migrants. It was full of kids from a YMCA who were on a camping trip. And instead of fear in their eyes, they were laughing at Adam Kwasman, and taking photos of him with their cell phones.

    The rumored buses full of migrant children never came at all.

    Check out this 60-second video of Adam Kwasman boasting of his “triumph,” and watch how he fumbles when he is told that the bus was from the YMCA…


    And see this image…


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