Here is how and when America will die: The “Hungary Scam.”

Here is how America will die:

Elections end

Hungary’s Viktor Orbán now rules by decree in troubling example of how coronavirus fear enables authoritarians to tighten their grip
The Conversation
Umut Korkut, Chair professor, Glasgow Caledonian University
The Conversation•April 1, 2020

On top of the health crisis it has created, the coronavirus emergency is providing authoritarian governments with a new tool to consolidate control.

One of the most striking examples so far has been in Hungary, where the parliament has voted to allow the government of prime minister Viktor Orbán the power to rule by decree – effectively indefinitely.

This means that the government can do anything that it considers important to fight against the coronavirus.

Parliament can, technically vote to end this extra power, but Orbán’s party Fidesz has a two-thirds majority.

The Constitutional Court can investigate the legality of any governmental decrees Orbán produces, but again, he has made sure it is packed full of judges chosen by his party.

Fidesz has also introduced a clause that prevents any by-elections or referendums from being held during the crisis.

The when is November, 2020.

If you think this is unlikely, did you read what Chicago’s “Trumpie” columnist John Kass said in today’s column?

Kass makes negative awards he calls “Mouzas” (a hand thrust into someone’s face) to any who displease him:

Speaking of ballots, I wonder if the Illinois Department of Public Health will be asking those who test positive these questions:

“Did you vote at an Illinois polling place on March 17 or have you been in contact with anyone who did, or anyone who served as an election judge?

“And even though you have coronavirus and could die, are you still really glad Gov. J.B. Pritzker closed all the restaurants and bars for your safety while refusing to postpone the election?”

I don’t think Pritzker’s teams of coronavirus trackers will put it that way.

“Pritzker stood up there, in front of TV viewers stating it was ALL about democracy and in the same breath said COVID-19 was deadly,” said Tom McClaughry.

“Oh boy, so much for caring about the people. He has my vote and my ONLY vote for the Moutza. Naaah!!”

“He stands up there complaining about the White House, but keeps the (bleeping) primary open? NAH!”

So there is Trump toady Kass, complaining that Illinois Governor Pritzker didn’t stop the primary election.

Think of the kind of crooks Trump and his pals are. Then think of Trump’s herd of toadies in Congress and on the Supreme Court, and it isn’t much of a stretch — in fact it’s a probability — that Trump and his gang of bootlickers will try the “Hungary” scam this November.

Kass, FOX News, Brietbart et al will justify whatever happens.

Watch for it.

And that will be how and when America will die.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty
Twitter: @rodgermitchell
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The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

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 Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

1. Eliminate FICA

2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone

3. Provide a monthly economic bonus to every man, woman and child in America (similar to social security for all)

4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone

5. Salary for attending school

6. Eliminate federal taxes on business

7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 

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

9. Federal ownership of all banks

10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

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


3 thoughts on “Here is how and when America will die: The “Hungary Scam.”

  1. And now Duterte in the Philippines wants to SHOOT DEAD anyone who violates their lockdown.

    And those who say “it can’t happen here”, keep in mind that in some states like Maryland and some cities like DC, those who merely leave their houses for any broadly-defined “nonessential” reasons (even a low-risk one-on-one visit in a private residence) can be arrested and jailed for a year (Maryland and some other states) and in DC, thrown into a (known to be virus-infested) jail for 90 days.

    Fines are generally $5000, and $25,000 in Alaska where it is considered “reckless endangerment”. At least #PresidentCuomo in NY did not implement any penalties for individuals, and in fact allows several gray areas.

    As a New Yorker myself I am grateful for that. Though the NYPD in NYC is monitoring people with drones like they are doing in California. And Rhode Island set up checkpoints for New Yorkers, and when they were told they couldn’t do it, they then sent the National Guard to go door to door looking for New Yorkers.

    Thus America as we knew it is pretty much already dead at this point. And it’s too late to emigrate now, since both of our borders are closed as well. Only a miracle of miracles can save America now.

    It’s stranger than fiction, how we’ve decayed….


  2. Life and death in America under Donald Trump

    The expected numbers of American deaths from the coronavirus unveiled by the administration yesterday was pretty shocking — 100,000 to 240,000 — although those numbers have been floating around among scientists, researchers, and epidemiologists for awhile now.

    But for Trump to allow his task force doctors to reveal those numbers publicly was remarkable, and a sign that it has finally dawned on him that he’s is presiding over a devastating epidemic.

    It’s beyond sad to contemplate how low those numbers could have been, and how many lives could have been saved, had Trump listened to the experts instead of being contemptuously dismissive for weeks.

    Had he seized control of the situation and kicked the feds into high gear with an aggressive, comprehensive, and nationwide approach, we wouldn’t be talking about World War II-level deaths.

    That’s what South Korea did, a country that reported its first case on the same day as the US: Jan. 20. South Korea immediately convened officials from 20 medical companies and ordered them to start producing tests.

    As tests were approved, the government opened hundreds of drive-through testing sites. The tests were free to anyone who wanted one, with results within hours. Test kits were supplied to hospitals and clinics as well.

    Within seven weeks, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had tested about 300,000 people out of a population of 51 million.

    In the same time period, the United States tested only 60,000 people in a population of 330 million.

    That’s how community spread happens: When you don’t know who has the virus, you can’t stop it from spreading. At a certain point, the virus outruns you, and you can do nothing but keep scrambling to catch up. That’s where we are.

    Face masks were readily available to South Koreans in local pharmacies, with each person allowed two per week. In the US, even frontline medical workers are rationing and reusing face masks.

    Another factor: South Korea’s national health care system, under which nobody has to worry that they’ll get a lower quality health care than somebody richer than them, hospitals don’t have to fret about low reimbursements when they treat the poor, and people don’t have to worry about being driven into medical bankruptcy as so many Americans are.

    In the US, Trump’s sustained attacks on Obamacare means that millions more Americans are uninsured than when he took office. Now, of course, those uninsured Americans are desperate to enroll, but in an act of what Democrats say is simply utter cruelty, Trump is refusing to reopen the federal exchange so that the uninsured can obtain insurance before they or someone in their family, God forbid, contracts the virus.

    Fortunately, some governors have reopened their state exchanges, so if you live in a state with Democratic leadership, you could be in luck.

    The bottom line:

    The US has close to 200,000 cases, about .06 percent of the population, and 4,400 deaths, a rate of 2.2 percent. (That rate has increased, not declined, as more cases are uncovered.)

    South Korea has 9,900 cases, about .02 percent of its population, and 165 deaths, a rate of 1.7 percent.

    By late February, South Korea was getting about 900 new cases a day. Today, it’s about 100. In contrast, the number of new cases in the US is still soaring.

    While the trajectory of South Korean cases has declined, the US trajectory is solidly pointing upward, increasing at the fastest rate in the world.

    It didn’t have to be this way.


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