The excuse to be cruel to children and to widen the gap: The mythical budget.

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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, and the motive is the gap.
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One part of the Big Lie is the myth that we federal taxpayers pay for federal spending. We don’t.

The U.S. government, being Monetarily Sovereign has the unlimited ability to create its sovereign currency, the dollar. So it can pay any bill of any size, without tax dollars.

If all federal taxes fell to $0 or rose to $999 trillion, neither event would affect the federal government’s ability to pay all its bills.

Both political parties, and especially the right-wing, use the myth to justify increasing taxes on, and reducing benefits for, the lower 99.9% income/wealth/power group. (FICA increases and Social Security cuts are examples.)

Even children are fair game for the “compassionate right-wing” Washington Times:

Washington Times
Illegal immigrant children get first-class treatment at taxpayers’ expense
Special care for border surge youths at shelters stretches federal budget

Oh woe! Treating children with kindness stretches a non-existent “limit” to federal spending.

From culturally sensitive music to special meals for the lactose intolerant, the organizations the federal government is paying to house and care for the children who have surged across the border illegally are taking pains to make sure they are as comfortable as possible.

What!? Special meals for lactose intolerant children? Outrageous! Next thing you know, we’ll give them special medicines for their illnesses!

Dietitians scrutinize the menus each day to make sure they include enough whole grains but not whole milk. Counselors offer life skills classes in Spanish, and intensive English language training, including use of the Rosetta Stone program. Doctors and dentists treat the children at taxpayers’ expense — often the first medical care of the children’s lives.

Well this certainly is ridiculous: Making sure the children receive a healthful diet! And how are we expected to persecute them for not knowing English, if we teach them English??

And giving them medical treatment? Oh, what will those “libs” think of next?

Children are guaranteed the right to wear their own clothes, to have a private place to store belongings, to have guests, to send and receive uncensored mail, and to have phone privileges.

This is the last straw. Yes, we know these children seek asylum from horrifying, often deadly circumstances, but actually treating them like human beings? That’s going too far.

Documents from the program give a glimpse of the breadth and scope of the effort, which is eating up an ever-larger portion of the Health and Human Services Department’s budget, jumping from $305.9 million last year to $671.3 million so far in fiscal year 2014.

Do you wonder where that extra $366 million came from? Not from taxes or from taxpayers. The federal government simply created it, exactly the same way it creates every other federal dollar — the same way it created the first dollar in 1792.

(No one could pay taxes without the federal government first creating dollars, and to get to the point we are today, trillions more dollars needed to be created than taxes paid.)

And where do those dollars go?

Federal contracting records show that the David and Margaret Youth and Family Services, of La Verne, California, collected more than $3 million this year from HHS to care for the unaccompanied alien children.

Yes, the money goes to private businesses, that provide jobs to people in the communities in which the children are housed.

So bottom line, all the fake outrage about giving these homeless immigrant children “special care” merely is an extension of the Big Lie — the ongoing effort to widen the gap between the rich and the rest. The rich simply don’t want dollars going to the not rich.

It’s disgraceful that the rich continue to oppress the rest of us, with unnecessary taxes and cuts in social programs. But to extend that persecution all the way down to helpless children, really is beyond the pale.

Is this the America of which we are so proud? Is this what we will elect next year?

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

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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. Tax the very rich (.1%) more, with higher, progressive tax rates on all forms of income. (Click here)

9. Federal ownership of all banks (Click here)


10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99% (Click here)

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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
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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.

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6 thoughts on “The excuse to be cruel to children and to widen the gap: The mythical budget.

  1. “First class treatment” huh?

    In prisons. And in kennels (as Rodger has shown before.)

    I like that part about “culturally sensitive music.” The words “culturally sensitive” are anathema to right-wing haters — especially that word “sensitive.”

    I can hear Rush Limbaugh banging his head against the wall. It sounds like two pieces of wood clapping together.

    By the way, what music do Central Americans listen to? They listen to music from Mexico and the USA. (!!!)

    Deep in the forests, some Native Americans have a music that is like Mexican music, except it uses an instrument called a Marimba that was invented by African slaves. The modern version was invented in Mexico. The same instrument is often used by jazz bands in the USA, and is also part of “tropical lounge” music. It is similar to a xylophone.

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    That Washington Times article gives an example of why people maintain their own brainwashing, and cling to the Big Lie that enslaves and impoverishes them.

    You see, I hate migrants. My hatred is justified by the “fact” that migrants steal “taxpayer dollars.”

    If you tell me that federal taxes pay for nothing, then you take away the rationalization for my hate.

    I love my hate. I defend my hate. I need my hate. It’s all I have. It’s the only thing standing between me and the reality of my slavery.

    Therefore I attack your “Monetary Sovereignty” as false and stupid.

    This is why I say that people who reject the facts of MS are either haters or hucksters.

    It is also why I say that the most effective lies are those that everyone can use for his own selfish ends. The Big Lie is one example among many.

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    Rodger writes, “How are we going to persecute them for not knowing English, if we teach them English?”

    Ironically, people from Central America learn English much faster than do people from Mexico. I know this from first-hand observation. Adult Mexicans are slower to learn English because they have less need to learn it, given the vast number of Mexicans in the USA. Their children quickly learn English, but parents often do not. They don’t need to. (Although some adult Mexicans learn it anyway.)

    By contrast, people from Central America have a double whammy. For them, the Mexican world is as alien and hostile as is the “gringo” world. I know this because I frequently talk to them. (I am 100% white, but I speak fluent Spanish.) Hence they learn English as quickly as possible, in order to survive. They already speak Spanish.

    This thing about alien worlds and double-whammies extends into several areas. Diet, for example. Twenty years ago there were things in the “gringo” diet that Mexicans considered unpalatable. Mustard. Sour Cream. Bar-b-que sauce. Ranch Dressing. Salads. Many more things could be listed, but the point is that today’s Mexicans eat it ALL. Not just Mexicans in the USA, but Mexicans in Mexico. They gobble up Chinese food, Italian food, any food and any condiment you can think of. They like “gringo” food more than I do, and I am 100% “gringo.” If you go to a Burger King or KFC or Pizza Hut restaurant in Mexico, the food is identical to the same restaurants in the USA. I mean absolutely IDENTICAL.

    Meanwhile the “gringos” gobble up Mexican food. Clearly there has been a great deal of mutual influence.

    By contrast, people from Central America have their own dietary preferences. They don’t care for Mexican food (too spicy), or some forms of “gringo” food (too greasy). They don’t eat flour tortillas (only corn tortillas) and they don’t care for chili peppers (they prefer garlic). Diet is another adjustment they must quickly make when they enter the Mexican world or the “gringo” world.

    They do have one advantage, in that Central American Spanish is almost identical to Mexican Spanish. Hence I can easily communicate with them, whereas I have great difficulty communicating with people from Spain or South America. For me, talking to someone from Uruguay or Argentina is analogous to learning English as a second language in the USA, and then encountering someone with a strong British Cockney accent.

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