Sitting here, reading articles, I feel a bit isolated from reality.
Each day, I talk with mostly the same people, engage in the same discussions, suffer the same debates — and read the same news: The rich are richer; the poor are poorer; the middle is disappearing; the politicians lie about their “inability” to solve eminently solvable problems.
I’ve begun to wonder, do Americans really care about what is happening to them?
Go to any right-wing blog and read the spitting comments of bile — hatred for immigrants, hatred for the poor, hatred for the uneducated, hatred for those of a different religion or no religion, hatred for the gays, hatred for the aged, hatred for black, browns, yellows, and reds, hatred for the government.
All hatred. Does anyone care?
Go to any right- or left-wing blog or medium and you will see the same lies: The government is broke; the government can’t afford it; federal taxpayers pay for federal spending; deficits are unsustainable; government spending will cause hyper-inflation; the poor are criminals and lazy “takers.”
All lies. Does anyone learn? Does anyone want to learn?
I’ve written 2,000 articles, all posted on this blog, plus a book. What has changed? Anything?
As we slide toward yet another unnecessary, easily prevented recession, orchestrated by the rich to separate themselves from the rest, we see a world filled with people unwilling to think or act, barely rousing themselves to hope.
Not unable. Unwilling.
Because there is, in their minds, no reward for thinking. In their minds, it is hopeless. The rich have won. We have lost. So just lay back and repeat the false mantras of the rich, the politicians, and of the media talking heads.
Why go through the agony and effort of independent thought, when the false propaganda has been pre-chewed and pre-digested, and all that’s necessary is to let a Trump or a Clinton pour it down your throat and into your brain?
Given that sour look at reality, I’ve decided on a social experiment. I want to see how many people really care about their life and their children and grandchildren’s future
The social experiment: We’re going to solicit advertising dollars, via GoFundMe.com, to disseminate the truth..
Every single dollar collected will be used for newspaper advertising to spread these points:
TOGETHER WE CAN RESCUE AMERICA
Yes, rescue America just by learning a few facts, then exposing them to our fellow Americans:
Fact 1. The federal government’s finances are different from our finances – different from state and local government finances and different from business finances.
Fact 2. The federal government never can run short of dollars. More than 200 years ago, the government created its sovereign currency, the dollar, from thin air – as many dollars as it wished.
Today, the government continues to create as many dollars as it wishes. Unlike state and local governments, the federal government neither needs nor uses taxes. By arbitrarily setting the value of dollars, it prevents inflation. The government has total control over the dollar.
Fact 3. The federal government easily could provide free Medicare and free Social Security benefits to every man, woman and child, all while eliminating FICA taxes — no more deductions from your paycheck.
Fact 4. The federal government could provide a free college education to everyone who wants one – no more student debt. (Many years ago, grades K-12 wisely were made free, because America needs educated youngsters. In today’s world, high school isn’t enough. College needs to be free, too.)
Question: If the federal government can do all this, without taxes, why doesn’t it?
Answer: Because the rich don’t want it to, and the rich run the government.
Question: Why don’t the rich want us to have free Medicare, free Social Security and free college?
Answer: The difference between the rich and the rest of us is called “the Gap.” Without the Gap, we all would be the same. The Gap makes them rich, and the wider the Gap, the richer they are.
There are two ways the rich widen the Gap: They increase their wealth and they decrease yours.
Charging you FICA, denying non-seniors Medicare, cutting your Social Security benefits, forcing you to pay for college, tax breaks for the rich – those widen the Gap between the rich and you. They make the rich richer.
Question: How do the rich accomplish this?
Answer: They pay the politicians, the media and the university professors to tell you the government is running short of dollars. They say that to receive government benefits, you must pay more to receive less. They say the government “can’t afford” to pay for your better life.
They tell you federal spending is “unsustainable” and will “cause inflation.” They say the federal “debt is too large.”
None of this is true. For the federal government, no cost is “unsustainable,” and inflation easily is controlled. The federal debt is not a burden on the federal government or on you.
Question: What can I do?
Answer: Go to http://www.nofica.com to learn. Contact your Senator, Representative and your local media. Tell them you know the truth. Initially, they will deny the truth. They are paid by the rich.
Talk with your friends, neighbors and family. Encourage them to learn more at http://www.nofica.com, and to contact their politicians and media.
When enough of us make demands, the politicians will have to admit the truth.
The government indeed can eliminate FICA while providing you with free Medicare, Social Security, free college and a better life.
That is the purpose of government.
Learn and demand, and you will have helped narrow the Gap between you and the rich. You will have rescued America.
Support this message by going to GoFundMe.com and search “Rodger Mitchell.”
Together, we can do great things. We can make a difference.
We can rescue America better for us and our children, but we need to want it enough. We need to care enough. We need to know enough.
We need to join together and spread the word.
I have hope, and one of my hopes is that you have hope. And belief.
We can rescue America, together. Let’s do it.
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 Click here
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 and here)
10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99% (Click here)
The Ten Steps will grow the economy, and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and you.