–Does this song sound familiar? The history of gay . . . oops, sorry . . . interracial marriage Monday, Jun 29 2015 

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Mitchell’s laws:
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes. .
Liberals think the purpose of government is to protect the poor and powerless from the rich and powerful. Conservatives think the purpose of government is to protect the rich and powerful from the poor and powerless.
●The single most important problem in economics is
the gap between rich and poor.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening
the gap between rich and poor.
●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.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive, and the motive is the Gap between the rich and the rest..

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The “religious” right tries to turn gay rights into an anti-Christian, religious oppression issue.

America has heard this song before. It was called “miscegenation,” aka “race mixing,” aka interracial marriage.

What follows is a brief outline of an excellent article that deserves a thorough reading:

Interracial Marriage Laws — A Short Timeline History
By Tom Head

1664: Maryland passes the first British colonial law banning marriage between whites and slaves — a law that, among other things, orders the enslavement of white women who have married black men.

1691: The Commonwealth of Virginia bans all interracial marriages, threatening to exile whites who marry people of color. In the 17th century, exile usually functioned as a death sentence.

1780: Pennsylvania, which had passed a law banning interracial marriage in 1725, repeals it as part of a series of reforms intended to gradually abolish slavery within the state and grant free blacks equal legal status.

1843: Massachusetts becomes the second state to repeal its anti-miscegenation law, further cementing the distinction between Northern and Southern states on slavery and civil rights.

1871: Rep. Andrew King (D-MO) proposes a U.S. constitutional amendment banning all marriage between whites and people of color in every state throughout the country.

1883: In Pace v. Alabama, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules that state-level bans on interracial marriage do not violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling will hold for more than 80 years.

Despite what you may believe, Justice Antonin Scalia was not a member of the 1883 Court that legalized the ban on interracial marriage. He was back there only in mind and spirit.

1912: Rep. Seaborn Roddenbery (D-GA) makes a second attempt to revise the U.S. Constitution in order to ban interracial marriage in all 50 states.

1922: Congress passes the Cable Act, retroactively stripping the citizenship of any U.S. citizen who married “an alien ineligible for citizenship,” which – under the racial quota system of the time – primarily meant Asian Americans.

1928: Sen. Coleman Blease (D-SC), a Ku Klux Klan supporter who had previously served as South Carolina’s governor, makes a third and final serious attempt to revise the U.S. Constitution in order to ban interracial marriage in every state.

1964: In McLaughlin v. Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules that laws banning interracial sex violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

While the ruling did not directly address laws banning interracial marriage, it laid down the groundwork for a ruling that definitively did.

1967: The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturns Pace v. Alabama (1883), ruling in Loving v. Virginia that state bans on interracial marriage violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

As Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote for the Court:

“The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men … To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State’s citizens of liberty without due process of law.

The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discriminations. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.”

Substitute the words “sexual orientation” for the word “racial” and you have today’s discussion.

Compare the giant Earl Warren with today’s lilliputian Chief Justice John Roberts. Truly sad. The Christian right wing of the Supreme Court has learned neither from history nor from the “love all humanity” teachings of Christ.

2000: Following a November 7th ballot referendum, Alabama becomes the last state to officially legalize interracial marriage.

By November 2000, interracial marriage had been legal in every state for more than three decades thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Loving v. Virginia (1967) – but the Alabama State Constitution still contained an unenforceable ban in Section 102:

“The legislature shall never pass any law to authorise or legalise any marriage between any white person and a Negro or descendant of a Negro.”

The Alabama State Legislature stubbornly clung to the old language as a symbolic statement of the state’s views on interracial marriage

You can be sure the “red” states will adopt the same posture regarding same-sex marriage. Mike Huckabee already has begun his “resist” campaign.

Interracial marriage remains controversial in the Deep South, where a 2011 poll found that a plurality of Mississippi Republicans still support anti-miscegenation laws.

The Republicans will play to Southern bigotry, cynically portraying themselves as fighting for “religious freedom” (i.e. domination).

In the right wing world, “religious freedom” requires trampling minorities, while claiming that Christianity is the oppressed minority in America.

We all have heard this song, before — the high-minded claims of biblical support, the denials of bigotry, the attempts to revise the Constitution, the attempts to resist the law.

Unfortunately, we’ll have to hear it, again.

But despite the Scalias, the Alitos, the Roberts, the Thomases, the Huckabees and Santorums, Americans are fundamentally decent, and years from now, this bit of right wing bigotry will be but an historical oddity.

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 and here)

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

The Ten Steps will add dollars to the economy, stimulate the economy, and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.
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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.
1. A growing economy requires a growing supply of dollars (GDP=Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports)
2. All deficit spending grows the supply of dollars
3. The limit to federal deficit spending is an inflation that cannot be cured with interest rate control.
4. The limit to non-federal deficit spending is the ability to borrow.

THE RECESSION CLOCK
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.

#MONETARYSOVEREIGNTY

–Should SCOTUS be politically neutral or activist? Saturday, Jun 27 2015 

Twitter: @rodgermitchell; Search #monetarysovereignty
Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

Mitchell’s laws:
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes. .
Liberals think the purpose of government is to protect the poor and powerless from the rich and powerful. Conservatives think the purpose of government is to protect the rich and powerful from the poor and powerless.
●The single most important problem in economics is
the gap between rich and poor.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening
the gap between rich and poor.
●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.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive, and the motive is the Gap between the rich and the rest..

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A vast chasm lies between “should” and “is,” and nowhere is this more apparent than with the Supreme Court of the United States.

Many people believe the Court should be politically neutral, neither liberal nor conservative, judging each case on legal merits alone.

Yet, cases do not exist in a vacuum. What may be legal in one setting, may be illegal in another.

A soldier legally can kill an enemy combatant, not because of what the enemy is doing, but rather because of who the enemy is.

A military pilot legally can drop a bomb that kills an entire village, or in the case of Nagasaki, an entire city. A civilian cannot legally do that. Context is important.

Further, each Supreme Court justice has a personal history, personal proclivities, unique DNA, all of which affect his/her attitudes.

On these bases, neutrality is impossible, yet perhaps a desirable goal.

Justices are granted life terms, to insulate them from political pressure. Both political parties claim to deplore judicial activism, though these claims refer to decisions with which each party disagrees.

Presidents from each party, nominate judicial candidates whom they feel will be activist in the “correct” direction, and are disappointed when “their” judges do not vote “appropriately.”

American Constitution Society
WHAT TO MAKE OF THE SUPREME COURT’S JUDICIAL ACTIVISM
Date: September 17, 2013

In terms of “readiness to overturn legislation” the Roberts Court is “one of the most activist courts in history” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in late August.

Two leading constitutional law scholars, in Issues Briefs released today by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), buttress Ginsburg’s assertion with in-depth studies of high court opinions and voting behaviors that reveal the court’s conservatives are more often the most activist.

In “The Behavior of Supreme Court Justices When Their Behavior Counts the Most,” University of Chicago law school Professor Geoffrey R. Stone, examining twenty high-profile Supreme Court cases on constitutional concerns, explains why the Roberts Court’s conservative justices are just as activist, if not more so, then it’s left-of-center justices.

Stone argues that the high court’s conservative justices, despite their rhetoric to the contrary, are hardly paragons of judicial restraint.

The Roberts court was criticized by legal scholars for being too activist — too far from neutral. Yet:

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. famously said, during his confirmation process, that being a judge is akin to a baseball umpire – you just call balls and strikes.

Whether Roberts meant what he said, at the time he said it, or merely was playing to his audience, never may be known. In either case, his court has been far more that an umpire calling balls and strikes.

Stone’s analysis of the outcomes in twenty cases covering an array of concerns, such as voting rights, Second Amendment, affirmative action, reproductive rights and equality, reveals how the narrative on judicial activism has been badly distorted.

“The traditional understanding – that liberals are judicial activists and conservatives are committed to judicial restraint – would lead one to expect that the moderately liberal justices in these cases would have been the most activist, the moderately conservative justices would have been in the middle, and the very conservative justices would been the most restrained.

“Not so,” Stone continues.

Stone concludes the “voting behavior of the very conservative justices cannot be explained by any commitment to the principle of judicial restraint.”

Which brings us to Justice Scalia’s infamous “originalism.”

(Stone said,) “Originalism asserts that those who crafted and ratified our Constitution intended the meaning and effect of their handiwork to be limited to the specific understandings of their time.

But this view erroneously attributes to the Framers a narrow-mindedness and short-sightedness that belies their true spirit.”

He continues, “The notion that any particular moment’s understanding of the meaning of the Constitution’s broad and open-ended provisions should be locked into place and taken as constitutionally definitive would have seemed completely wrong-headed to the Framers, who held a much bolder and more confident understanding of their own achievements and aspirations.”

Instead, Stone sees a group of conservative justices who have let ideology and prejudices influence their work, not a commitment to a serious method of constitutional interpretation.

Clearly, Justice Scalia’s sarcastic, acerbic rants, in which he claims not only to know what the Framers wanted, but that their wants of 200 years ago are inviolate, and must be honored today — those rants are hubric wrongheadness at best and intentional political garbage in reality.

Despite ongoing Republican complaints about political activism, they howl like angry children denied a cookie, when the court is not activist enough.

Obamacare ruling puts Supreme Court on hot seat in presidential race

Infuriated by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that kept President Barack Obama’s healthcare program intact, conservative ire was trained particularly on Chief Justice John Roberts, who was appointed to the court by Republican President George W. Bush.

What!!? A justice appointed by a Republican president, not toeing the Tea/Libertarian/Republican party line?

Outrageous that this man, whom we appointed, should now vote his conscience and legal beliefs, and against us!!

(Roberts) has voted with court conservatives on many landmark cases, including ones involving campaign-finance laws and voting rights. But he also enraged opponents of the Affordable Care Act three years ago when he cast a deciding vote in rejecting a different legal challenge to the law.

Translation: Roberts voted like our puppet, that money is speech (giving the rich more freedom of speech than the poor) and that voting should be made more difficult for the poor.

We thought we could rely on him to continue providing the same poor quality judging.

“He’s let down the [conservative] movement,” said Curt Levey of the Committee for Justice, which advocates for conservative judicial nominees. “He may feel he has no obligation to the movement.”

Uh, well, in fact, Mr. Levey, as a Supreme Court justice, Roberts should have no obligation to any movement.

Amazingly, Levey seems to have no concept of the Supreme Court’s purpose (despite his being a part of the Committee for “Justice.”

Levey said that the pressure will now fall on Republican presidential hopefuls to spell out in detail their views on court appointments – and simple generalities about being faithful to the letter of the U.S. Constitution won’t cut it.

The last thing the right-wing Committee for “Justice” wants is a judge who is faithful to the U.S. Constitution.

They want a judge who is faithful only to the Republican party — another political hack, mouthing political rhetoric in unison.

And then, it really shifts into insanity mode:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, (who) warned that the legalization of same-sex marriage would lead to the “criminalization of Christianity,” (said we) “must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said the decision “will pave the way for an all out assault against the religious freedom rights of Christians who disagree with this decision.”

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said “the only alternative left for the American people is to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage.”

Rick Santorum: “Today, five unelected justices decided to redefine the foundational unit that binds together our society without public debate or input. Now is the people’s opportunity respond because the future of the institution of marriage is too important to not have a public debate.”

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said as president, he would “appoint strict Constitutional conservatives who will apply the law as written.”

Ted Cruz says the Constitution gives the Congress the power to strip the courts of jurisdiction. Furthermore, Cruz suggested that Supreme Court justices be subject to retention elections, so they could be voted out of office if they started abusing their power.

It’s all craziness, of course. “Criminalization of Christianity,” by the Christians on the Supreme Court?

“Resist and reject” Supreme Court decisions?

And Walker’s constitutional amendment to define marriage? Why is an amendment needed? No one is forcing Walker to marry a man.

Santorum bemoans “five unelected judges” making decisions. Apparently, he (and Cruz) feel there is not enough politics in the court, so justices should be elected, then thrown off the bench if they don’t vote “right.”

Ah, the madness in the air is palpable.

But I suspect it isn’t real madness. The Republican Presidential candidates have decided, rightly or wrongly, that their voting base is stupid, bigoted and irrational, so to appeal to primary election voters, they must say stupid, bigoted, irrational things.

How sad, for the Republican party, that the extremists exert so much influence. It wasn’t always thus. Years ago, when I voted Republican, the party actually was composed of people who cared about America.

Anyway, the answer to the title question, “Should SCOTUS be politically neutral or activist?” is this:

SCOTUS should be politically neutral and morally activist.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

==========================================================================================================================================================================
The Ten Steps to Prosperity:

1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Federally funded free 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. Federally funded, 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. (Refer to this.)
8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher, progressive tax rates on all their 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)

Initiating The Ten Steps sequentially will add dollars to the economy, stimulate the economy, and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.-

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.
1. A growing economy requires a growing supply of dollars (GDP=Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports)
2. All deficit spending grows the supply of dollars
3. The limit to federal deficit spending is an inflation that cannot be cured with interest rate control.
4. The limit to non-federal deficit spending is the ability to borrow.

THE RECESSION CLOCK

Long term view:
Monetary Sovereignty

Recent view:
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.

#MONETARYSOVEREIGNTY

-Who will drown in the “bleeding heart,” liberal tide of American decency? Friday, Jun 26 2015 

Twitter: @rodgermitchell; Search #monetarysovereignty
Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

Mitchell’s laws:
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes. .
Liberals think the purpose of government is to protect the poor and powerless from the rich and powerful. Conservatives think the purpose of government is to protect the rich and powerful from the poor and powerless.
●The single most important problem in economics is
the gap between rich and poor.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening
the gap between rich and poor.
●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.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive, and the motive is the Gap between the rich and the rest..

=========================================================================================================================================================================================================================

We Americans fundamentally are decent human beings. We empathize with, and we feel compassion for, those less fortunate than us. It is built into our genes and expressed in our souls.

In uneven steps, some quick, some slow, some even receding, the tide of American history has moved us up from cold cruelty and indifference, toward what we have come to term “liberalism.”

Once, we had supported slavery. We were wrong. By any measure, and for any time, slavery is, was and always will be merciless and indecent. Slave owners lacked empathy and compassion and decency. Yes, even the venerated founders of our nation were guilty.

A Republican president with liberal leanings, abolished slavery. Yet, some of our conservative brothers still fly cruel banners, still yearn for those shameful days. They lack empathy and compassion. They row against a powerful tide, their pitiful philosophy of no avail.

Once, women had no vote. That was wrong. Today, women own their vote. A liberal tide lifted them.

Women and children, once trapped in rich men’s sweatshops, were freed by liberal thought.

One day, our women will achieve equality in pay. They already have in professional tennis, due in great measure to such Americans as Billie Jean King and (See:) Venus Williams, who fought against male conservatism.

One day, this equality will be found in all jobs and all workplaces. The glass ceiling will be shattered. The tide is relentless.

“Separate but equal,” that Southern bastard-child of slavery, was cruel and indecent. A liberal president abolished this shameful practice.

The devices and deceptions designed to deny the poor their right to vote, once were outlawed, now somewhat resurrected by a right-wing, Supreme Court. We receded, briefly. But the tide will return, mightier than ever.

Bigotry and hatred, in all their variations, are indecent. Conservative claims that the poor are lazy “takers,” who deserve their poverty, not only are factually wrong, but are indecent.

Denying unemployment compensation, denying food and shelter for the poor, cutting Social Security benefits for the elderly — they all deny American values; they flail against an irrepressible tide.

Conservatives claim that immigrants — men, women, even children — bring crime, disease and indolence, and so should be shut out and sent out of America. Those claims also are factually wrong. The claimants deny the tide of American decency.

Preventing full marriage rights to gay people was indecent. No harm is done to anyone when gays marry. The notion that gay marriage somehow diminishes the marriage rights of straight people, is false, cruel and indecent.

As even Justice Kennedy wrote:

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.

As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage.

Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions.

They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

Still, the conservative wing of the Supreme Court — Roberts, Scalia, Thomas and Alito — in a cruel and shameful performance, devoid of compassion and humanity, denied the tide.

To paraphrase Franklin D. Roosevelt, their words will live in infamy. Their shame will outlast them.

Denial of health insurance for the poor is cruel and indecent. Three members of the Supreme Court’s conservative wing — Alito, Thomas and Scalia — worship the cold letter of the law above the human purpose of the law, which is to prevent moral tragedy.

They have forgotten, if ever they knew, why America exists.

(Ironically, these men who strut and preen as “originalists,” i.e. interpreters of the 200-year-old intent of our founders, now for political idealism, find themselves reluctant to interpret the intent of a recent Congress.

It was right-wing Scalia who denounced the Court’s departure from the plain meaning of four words, “established by the state,” [ACA] while he himself has ignored the plain meaning of four other words: “A well regulated Militia” [2nd Amendment]. Such is his hypocrisy.

And it was the right wing of the Court, who decided that money is a synonym for free speech in elections, disingenuously claiming the more “speech,” the better, while granting the rich far more “free speech” than the poor.

If history remembers them at all, it will remember the Supreme Court right-wing cabal as infamous men who lurked on the wrong side of history.

In the past, we freely raped our environment, killing what we touched and spreading poisons over the land. The rich still do this, but less now, for liberal thought has moved the tide inexorably toward protection of our earth, air, water and climate.

Sadly, deniers of climate change, deniers of fossil combustion poisons, and deniers of our dwindling species, value today’s dollar more than tomorrow’s children.

But that must and will change.

We tortured and killed people in the name of “law and order.” Now, less so. Soon perhaps, never.

One wonders what it is conservatives wish to conserve. Hatred and bigotry? Lack of empathy? Lack of compassion? Lack of human decency? Is this their desired legacy?

Today’s conservatives cannot long deny, deny, deny, as they drown in the “bleeding heart,” liberal tide of American decency.

Americans know, deep withing their hearts, that like the equally and wrongly denied Evolution, the “bleeding heart,” liberal tide is real and inevitable.

We the people, neither can, nor wish to, swim against it.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

==========================================================================================================================================================================
The Ten Steps to Prosperity:

1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Federally funded free 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. Federally funded, 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. (Refer to this.)
8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher, progressive tax rates on all their 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)

Initiating The Ten Steps sequentially will add dollars to the economy, stimulate the economy, and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.-

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.
1. A growing economy requires a growing supply of dollars (GDP=Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports)
2. All deficit spending grows the supply of dollars
3. The limit to federal deficit spending is an inflation that cannot be cured with interest rate control.
4. The limit to non-federal deficit spending is the ability to borrow.

THE RECESSION CLOCK

Long term view:
Monetary Sovereignty

Recent view:
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.

#MONETARYSOVEREIGNTY

–And these guys want to be President of the United States? Is this the best America can do? Friday, Jun 19 2015 

Twitter: @rodgermitchell; Search #monetarysovereignty
Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

Mitchell’s laws:
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes. .
Liberals think the purpose of government is to protect the poor and powerless from the rich and powerful. Conservatives think the purpose of government is to protect the rich and powerful from the poor and powerless.
●The single most important problem in economics is
the gap between rich and poor.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening
the gap between rich and poor.
●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.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive, and the motive is the Gap between the rich and the rest..

=========================================================================================================================================================================================================================

You might think that “hiring” President of the United States would bring forth our most brilliant, our most honest, our most creative people and our strongest leaders as candidates.

Sadly, it seem to bring forth the dregs — people who crave the honor and glory, and will do the bidding of the rich, like beggars kneeling before kings.

To disabuse you of any false beliefs, we have compiled some comments under the title: “And this guy wants to be President of the United States??”

Rick Santorum:“Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday called the tragic church shooting in Charleston, S.C. — which left nine people dead — a “crime of hate” and connected the event to a broader “assault on our religious liberty.

“You’re sort of lost that somebody could walk into a Bible study in a church and indiscriminately kill people.”

Santorum, the infamous ultra bible-thumping climate change denier, also is a denier of right-wing racial bigotry. He claimed that the guy who said, “I’m here to shoot black people” really was assaulting religious liberty.

No Rick. He was a religious guy, just like you. He sat there for an hour, studying the Bible. Then he took his easily obtained gun and killed 9 black people. Get it?

And we won’t even get into how climatologist Santorum said, “When it comes to climate change, leave it to the scientists.” (Scientists such as Rick?)

Jeb Bush: Another right-wing climate change denier (who one day in the future will claim he knew it all the time), said: ““I hope I’m not going to get castigated for saying this, by my priest back home, but I don’t get my economic policy from my bishops or my cardinals or my pope. Religion ought to be about making us better as people and less about things that end up getting into the political realm.”

Apparently, Jeb thinks caring for the earth and our environment has nothing to do with us being better people.

Donald Trump: (Re. ISIS): “Take back the oil. Once you go over and take back that oil, they have nothing. You bomb the hell out of them, and then you encircle it, and then you go in. And you let Mobil go in, and you let our great oil companies go in. Once you take that oil, they have nothing left.”

Hey, it worked in Iraq, didn’t it? And who cares how many American youngsters get killed, so long as Mobile makes a fortune? Spoken like a rich fool.

Rick Perry: “Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that. I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.”

Rick, it sounds like you do have the genetic coding to be an alcoholic, and you have yielded to that desire.

Sober up, “Oops.”

Lindsey Graham: “The Confederate flag is part of who we are. The flag represents to some people a Civil War and that was the symbol of one side. To others it’s a racist symbol, and it’s been used by people, it’s been used in a racist way.

But the problems we have in South Carolina and throughout the world are not because of a movie or a symbol, it’s because of what’s in people’s heart.”

The Confederate flag represents slavery. Is that who you are, Lindsey?

To paraphrase your logic, the swastika must be part of who Germans are. It represents to some people WWII, and to others its a racist symbol. But the racist problems in Germany are not because of the swastika, but because of what’s in people’s heart.

So fly that swastika?

Ted Cruz: “It is the job of a chaplain to be insensitive to atheists”

“I didn’t threaten to shut down the government”

In truth, Ted Cruz makes so many “wacko bird” (per Senator John McCain) comments, they could fill the page. Saying a chaplain’s job is to be insensitive, crosses the border into blithering nuttiness.

As for his claim he didn’t threaten to shut down the government, add that to: The sky isn’t blue; the world isn’t round and water isn’t wet — all equally true.

Mike Huckabee: Doesn’t want to give women access to no-co-pay birth control under the Affordable Care Act, because that tells women “they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government.”

Hmmm . . . So having insurance to pay for birth control proves you cannot “control” your libido? Apparently, in Huckabeeland, women should do without sex or just keep on having babies.

Mike, better talk this over with Janet Huckabee.

Bobby Jindal: (LSU has) “one of the lowest tuition rates in the entire country — less than $10,000” a year for tuition, books, meals and housing.”

Uh, Bobby . . . It costs over $20,000 — more than double. You didnt know that?

But why be surprised by a guy who came into office with a $1 billion surplus, and quickly turned it into a $1.6 billion deficit, while cutting funding for education?

Ben Carson: A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight—and when they come out, they’re gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.”

Ben, are you saying that being jail-raped makes a person gay? How did you ever get to be a doctor? Exactly what is your point?

Marco Rubio: “There’s a lot of issues going on in the country, and immigration right now is not at the forefront. We’re not going to grant blanket amnesty to 12 million people. We’re also not going to round up and deport 12 million people.”

“Our climate is always changing. We’ve had hurricanes in Florida forever. . . . I’m not a scientist, man. . . . I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it.

OK, Marco, you don’t want them to become citizens and you don’t want to deport them. So exactly what’s your plan? Does it depend on your audience on any given day?

Apparently, since you’re not a scientist, we should believe you instead of what scientists say??

Scott Walker: When asked whether he believes in evolution: “I’m going to punt on that one.”

“I hate big government . . . A key to success is not how many people are dependent on the government – but rather how many people are not.

Think of it: A potential President of the United States who has to “punt” on whether he believes in evolution? Yikes! What happens if he become President and encounters a hard question? More punting?

Scott, that great enemy of big government, thinks it’s good that his government requires women to undergo ultrasounds for no medical reason, regardless of the patient’s wishes, and regardless of what doctors say is necessary.

Rand Paul: “I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.”

“With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care . . . I’m a physician . . . that means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.”

Perfect. Rand, “the physician,” spreads a myth about vaccines, so he can discourage parents from vaccinating their children. Endangering the lives of our children is what he thinks a President should do.

It also is helpful for Rand, “the physician,” to explain that a right to health care actually is slavery. Some physician he must have been; some President he would make.

Carly Fiorina: “My track record at Hewlett-Packard is very clear. We took a company and doubled it in size to almost $90 billion. We took the growth rate from two percent to nine percent. And yes, indeed, we grew jobs, because we transformed a company that was falling behind and failing to one that was growing and succeeding.”

Sounds great. So exactly why was she fired after only six years?

She “doubled” the size of HP by merging with a company almost the same size (Compaq)– a merger that has proved to be a failure. Carly, here’s how I doubled my pay in just one hour: I married a working woman.

She selectively chose the growth-rate dates. Using date-for-date, revenue growth actually fell from 7 percent to 3 percent, not rose from 2% to 9%. Sort of a difference.

And as for “growing jobs,” the combined HP/Compaq job count declined during her tenure.

Ah, facts, facts. I’m a politician. I don’t worry about facts. I just want the glory of being President, a big pension the rest of my life, plus a Presidential library. Isn’t that what we all want?

All of the above shows that somehow, the American system for picking our Presidents is fatally flawed.

We invariably wind up with a weak, political creature, willing to say or do anything to get money and votes, eager to do whatever the rich tell him to do, and surrounded by flunkees who tell him he’s brilliant.

Think back to the Presidents during your lifetime. Can you remember any honest, bold, effective leaders in the bunch?

This isn’t working. Maybe if we found a way to eliminate campaign contributions, we’d find people who actually wanted to lead this nation, and were capable of doing it, rather than hiring political boobs who just want to get rich.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

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The Ten Steps to Prosperity:

1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Federally funded free 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. Federally funded, 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. (Refer to this.)
8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher, progressive tax rates on all their 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)

Initiating The Ten Steps sequentially will add dollars to the economy, stimulate the economy, and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.-

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.
1. A growing economy requires a growing supply of dollars (GDP=Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports)
2. All deficit spending grows the supply of dollars
3. The limit to federal deficit spending is an inflation that cannot be cured with interest rate control.
4. The limit to non-federal deficit spending is the ability to borrow.

THE RECESSION CLOCK

Long term view:
Monetary Sovereignty

Recent view:
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.

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