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It takes only two things to keep people in chains:
The ignorance of the oppressed and the treachery of their leaders.

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Yes, Trump really does want to force poor women to have more babies. It’s all part of the plan.

And it’s not just Trump. Many religious leaders — the self-proclaimed “moral” people — want the same thing.

Trump administration narrows access to birth-control coverage under Obamacare
By Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein And William Wan, The Washington Post, 10/6/17

The Trump administration issued a rule Friday that sharply limits the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate, a move that could mean many American women would no longer have access to birth control free of charge.

Several religious groups, which battled the Obama administration for years over the controversial requirement, welcomed the action.

Women’s rights organizations and some medical professionals portrayed it as a blow to women’s health, warning that it could lead to a higher number of unintended pregnancies.

“See, it’s like this. We Republicans know you’re poor and often don’t even have enough money to feed your kids.

The lazy poor, bending and sweating in the heat, for low wages.

 

But you’re just a bunch of lazy, good-for-nothings who are trying to collect “freebies” from the government.
“So we are doing everything possible to destroy your access to healthcare.

We tried to eliminate Obamacare all at once, but a few bleeding hearts prevented it, so now we are going to pick it apart, piece by piece.

“Our President already has cut some funding and probably will cut more.  Here’s the latest news:

“We won’t pay for your birth control, and we also won’t pay for your abortions, which result from lack of birth control.  You impoverished women have a choice: Either give up sex or have more babies you can’t afford. Yes, that’s part of the plan.

“(Or, of course, you can use a wire hanger in an alley, as a third option.)

“Later, it will be your fault that those unwanted, impoverished babies grow up to be gun-toting, uneducated, drug-dealing criminals, and all we superior, moral people will shake our heads and say ‘Tsk tsk,” then punish them severely.

“That too, is part of the plan.

“Gotcha!”

Several religious groups, which battled the Obama administration for years over the controversial requirement, welcomed the action.

Women’s rights organizations and some medical professionals portrayed it as a blow to women’s health, warning that it could lead to a higher number of unintended pregnancies.

“Could” lead to more unintended pregnancies? “Could”? How about, absolutely, positively will, but that is part of the plan.

Organizations affiliated with the Catholic church, which teaches against birth control other than by natural means, have been among the most vocal opponents.

They’ve argued that having to cover the cost of contraception through health insurance plans is tantamount to being forced by the government to be complicit in a sin.

Apparently, using a condom is a sin. And you know what else is a sin? Mistreating the poor, and doing it in the name of “religious freedom.”

I’m no expert on religion, but I suspect Jesus would be far more opposed to the latter sin than to the former.

The National Women’s Law Center – which estimates that in 2013 alone, the contraception requirement saved women $1.4 billion in oral contraceptive costs – has vowed to challenge the Trump administration in court.

It plans to argue that the new policy will allow employers to impose their religious beliefs on employees.

As always, the GOP says the religious freedom of employers is more important than the freedoms of employees.

But, that’s all part of the plan.

The rule follows some social conservatives’ increasing frustration with the pace at which the Trump administration has addressed their demands on issues such as the ACA contraception requirement.

“An awful lot of people who voted for this president did so believing this was going to be something he would solve,” said Mark Rienzi, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, who hailed the rule as a correction of overly aggressive liberal actions under President Barack Obama.

“There are other ways to get contraceptives. You don’t need to force nuns to give people contraception.”

One suspects that all those “social conservatives” who are frustrated about poor people preventing pregnancies, have enough money to buy contraceptives, and they do so regularly.

We suspect that every single business that takes advantage of Trump’s ruling is led by a CEO whose wife, girlfriend and adult daughters — and/or their men — commit the “sin” of using contraceptives.

No, the issue is not about ordinary people using contraceptives. The issue is about the poor using contraceptives. And that is part of the plan.

So, what is the plan, you ask?

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Part of the plan is to create desperation among millions of people, who will be forced to take any crap job at any crap wage the rich care to offer — thousands of laborers to build Trump hotels, be cheated out of their salaries, and not even have enough financial power to sue.

Torturing the poor, to get them to submit to all sorts of maltreatment, is a reliable old standby.

Deny them sex, or force them to have babies they neither want nor can afford, thus impoverishing them further. 

Then demean them for the crimes of being poor and having babies they can’t afford.

Put them in impossible situations they can try to avoid only by accepting the most terrible jobs. That is part of the plan.

How else can you get people to do backbreaking stoop labor under a hot sun for slave wages and without even bathroom facilities? Or to wait in hours-long lines, hoping to receive a one-day job from a mean taskmaster?

Desperation works. It’s cruel. It’s inhumane. But it works. Many religious leaders love it.

And the basic plan, the real plan? It’s to widen the Gap between the rich and the poor. It’s known as “Gap Psychology.” Without it, the rich wouldn’t be rich.

Look it up.  It’s a GOP favorite.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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The single most important problems in economics involve the excessive income/wealth/power Gaps between the have-mores and the have-less.

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics.

Implementation of The Ten Steps To Prosperity can narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:
1. ELIMINATE FICA (Ten Reasons to Eliminate FICA )
Although the article lists 10 reasons to eliminate FICA, there are two fundamental reasons:
*FICA is the most regressive tax in American history, widening the Gap by punishing the low and middle-income groups, while leaving the rich untouched, and
*The federal government, being Monetarily Sovereign, neither needs nor uses FICA to support Social Security and Medicare.
2. FEDERALLY FUNDED MEDICARE — PARTS A, B & D, PLUS LONG TERM CARE — FOR EVERYONE (H.R. 676, Medicare for All )
This article addresses the questions:
*Does the economy benefit when the rich can afford better health care than can the rest of Americans?
*Aside from improved health care, what are the other economic effects of “Medicare for everyone?”
*How much would it cost taxpayers?
*Who opposes it?”
3. PROVIDE A MONTHLY ECONOMIC BONUS TO EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD IN AMERICA (similar to Social Security for All) (The JG (Jobs Guarantee) vs the GI (Guaranteed Income) vs the EB (Economic Bonus)) Or institute a reverse income tax.
This article is the fifth in a series about direct financial assistance to Americans:

Why Modern Monetary Theory’s Employer of Last Resort is a bad idea. Sunday, Jan 1 2012
MMT’s Job Guarantee (JG) — “Another crazy, rightwing, Austrian nutjob?” Thursday, Jan 12 2012
Why Modern Monetary Theory’s Jobs Guarantee is like the EU’s euro: A beloved solution to the wrong problem. Tuesday, May 29 2012
“You can’t fire me. I’m on JG” Saturday, Jun 2 2012

Economic growth should include the “bottom” 99.9%, not just the .1%, the only question being, how best to accomplish that. Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) favors giving everyone a job. Monetary Sovereignty (MS) favors giving everyone money. The five articles describe the pros and cons of each approach.
4. FREE EDUCATION (INCLUDING POST-GRAD) FOR EVERYONE Five reasons why we should eliminate school loans
Monetarily non-sovereign State and local governments, despite their limited finances, support grades K-12. That level of education may have been sufficient for a largely agrarian economy, but not for our currently more technical economy that demands greater numbers of highly educated workers.
Because state and local funding is so limited, grades K-12 receive short shrift, especially those schools whose populations come from the lowest economic groups. And college is too costly for most families.
An educated populace benefits a nation, and benefitting the nation is the purpose of the federal government, which has the unlimited ability to pay for K-16 and beyond.
5. SALARY FOR ATTENDING SCHOOL
Even were schooling to be completely free, many young people cannot attend, because they and their families cannot afford to support non-workers. In a foundering boat, everyone needs to bail, and no one can take time off for study.
If a young person’s “job” is to learn and be productive, he/she should be paid to do that job, especially since that job is one of America’s most important.
6. ELIMINATE FEDERAL TAXES ON BUSINESS
Businesses are dollar-transferring machines. They transfer dollars from customers to employees, suppliers, shareholders and the federal government (the later having no use for those dollars). Any tax on businesses reduces the amount going to employees, suppliers and shareholders, which diminishes the economy. Ultimately, all business taxes reduce your personal income.
7. INCREASE THE STANDARD INCOME TAX DEDUCTION, ANNUALLY. (Refer to this.) Federal taxes punish taxpayers and harm the economy. The federal government has no need for those punishing and harmful tax dollars. There are several ways to reduce taxes, and we should evaluate and choose the most progressive approaches.
Cutting FICA and business taxes would be a good early step, as both dramatically affect the 99%. Annual increases in the standard income tax deduction, and a reverse income tax also would provide benefits from the bottom up. Both would narrow the Gap.
8. TAX THE VERY RICH (THE “.1%) MORE, WITH HIGHER PROGRESSIVE TAX RATES ON ALL FORMS OF INCOME. (TROPHIC CASCADE)
There was a time when I argued against increasing anyone’s federal taxes. After all, the federal government has no need for tax dollars, and all taxes reduce Gross Domestic Product, thereby negatively affecting the entire economy, including the 99.9%.
But I have come to realize that narrowing the Gap requires trimming the top. It simply would not be possible to provide the 99.9% with enough benefits to narrow the Gap in any meaningful way. Bill Gates reportedly owns $70 billion. To get to that level, he must have been earning $10 billion a year. Pick any acceptable Gap (1000 to 1?), and the lowest paid American would have to receive $10 million a year. Unreasonable.
9. FEDERAL OWNERSHIP OF ALL BANKS (Click The end of private banking and How should America decide “who-gets-money”?)
Banks have created all the dollars that exist. Even dollars created at the direction of the federal government, actually come into being when banks increase the numbers in checking accounts. This gives the banks enormous financial power, and as we all know, power corrupts — especially when multiplied by a profit motive.
Although the federal government also is powerful and corrupted, it does not suffer from a profit motive, the world’s most corrupting influence.
10. INCREASE FEDERAL SPENDING ON THE MYRIAD INITIATIVES THAT BENEFIT AMERICA’S 99.9% (Federal agencies)Browse the agencies. See how many agencies benefit the lower- and middle-income/wealth/ power groups, by adding dollars to the economy and/or by actions more beneficial to the 99.9% than to the .1%.
Save this reference as your primer to current economics. Sadly, much of the material is not being taught in American schools, which is all the more reason for you to use it.

The Ten Steps will grow the economy, and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and you.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY