Intelligence from the other side Sunday, Apr 5 2020 

This article ran today in the far-right, on-line magazine, Breitbart:

Common Anti-Parasite Drug May Kill Coronavirus in Under 48 Hours, Say ResearchersDurvet Ivermectin Pour On Dewormer 250mL (2-(Pack))

Researchers in Australia report that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved drug commonly used to treat parasites, appears to be effective in treating the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19). The drug is widely available and can be “repurposed” for this application, doctors said.

The ScienceDirect journal, Antiviral Research, published an article by a group of Australian researchers from Monash University in Melbourne reporting that Ivermectin appears to be effective at inhibiting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

The article states:

  • Ivermectin is an inhibitor of the COVID-19 causative virus (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro.
  • A single treatment able to effect ∼5000-fold reduction in virus at 48h in cell culture.
  • Ivermectin is FDA-approved for parasitic infections, and therefore has a potential for repurposing.
  • Ivermectin is widely available, due to its inclusion on the WHO model list of essential medicines.

“We report here that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved anti-parasitic previously shown to have broad-spectrum antiviral activity in vitro, is an inhibitor of the causative virus (SARS-CoV-2),” the researchers write. “Ivermectin, therefore, warrants further investigation for possible benefits in humans.”

The leader of the research team, Dr. Kylie Wagstaff issued a statement, saying, “Ivermectin is very widely used and seen as a safe drug. We need to figure out now whether the dosage you can use it at in humans will be effective—that’s the next step,” Newsweek magazine reported. “We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it.”

“Ivermectin’s status as a drug that has already been studied and approved to treat other conditions offers a decided advantage over the development of new drugs, a long process that typically involves many years of studying safety and efficacy before being able to reach human patients,” Newsweek stated.

Dr. Leon Caly, an author of the study and a senior virus identification specialist at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, added, “As the virologist who was part of the team who were first to isolate and share SARS-CoV-2 outside of China in January 2020, I am excited about the prospect of Ivermectin being used as a potential drug against COVID-19.”

The World Health Organization approved the use of Ivermectin in humans to treat onchocerciasis in 1987. “Ivermectin is safe and can be used on a wide scale. It is also a very effective treatment and has single-handedly transformed the lives of millions of people suffering from onchocerciasis,” the WHO wrote in an article on its website. The medicine is widely available.

I have no idea how valid this is — whether it is a real breakthrough or another disappointment.

So I looked to Breitbart readers’ for intelligent “guidance.” Here are samples of their comments.

One only can admire the brilliance of those supporting our President:

  1. President Trump has been very effective in getting drugs okayed to fight WUHAN flu. Let’s pray that at least one of them will prove effective against WUHAN flu. Let’s open America for business again soon.
    TRUMP 2020!
  2. There are likely many drug cocktails that can treat this virus and the Dems will make sure every single one of them is blocked. Death, mayhem and destroying the economy is their main goal. Helping the American people through a crisis NEVER crosses their minds. They would rather let people d!e than do anything to help Trump!
  3. So far, the DemocRat efforts, have only stalled solutions and that has been part of what’s frustrating ALL of them. You are correct, in regard to the TDS, and the disregard of the devastation on either people or America as result. Their warped minds: they feel it’s okay, if it stops Trump.
  4. I won’t have to worry about this drug’s effect. Our “illustrious” Governor in Michigan will threaten doctors about prescribing it, if it shows any promises of hope.
  5. Suddenly she is now begging for the hydroxychloroquine.
  6. And now we find out that the governor of Nevada who forbid the use of hydroxychloroquine is hoarding it. Despicable Democrat governors!
  7. Don’t you just know it? Whaddah bunch of 5h!t he4d5.
  8. Hoarding it for prisoners, gots to protect that Drat voter base.
  9. She’s probably trying to get in the record that she wants the anti-malaria drug. Now that she’s caused people to die by preventing doctors in her state from prescribing HydroxyChoroquine! I hope the families of people she caused to die sue her butt off!
  10. She certainly didn’t handle the crisis well, but forward thinkers like our President will do what’s best for Americans, and that brings with it hope, which is key.
  11. The British NHS have banned the use of this drug because it is not on the approved list, so people are just left to die even though the drugs that would save them are sitting on the shelf.
  12. The UK has one size fits all socialized medicine. If it’s not in the budget and you need it, or you’re deemed to be too old, TOUGH LUCK. If you are deemed eligible, you might die while waiting in long lines.
  13. Yeah!!! They’re blockeads. They can’t figure out they’re mortal like you, like me.
  14. Sovereign immunity drastically curtails any meaningful monetary judgement.
  15. Michigan motto: ‘We will crush Hope.’
  16. Dont forget Obama originally brought Michigan HOPE… the economy never recovered until Trump.
  17. He brought HOPE alright – Hell On Planet Earth.
  18. Just what we need, mentally ill leftist sociopath Nancy Pelosi as president (God forbid). She’s 3rd in line of succession as Speaker of the House.
  19. You have to wonder what drugs Nasty Nancy and Chuck you Schumer are taking to stay alive past their normal shelf lives ? And continuing to damage America with their Anti Border wall Rhetoric ! How many murders of Americans are they responsible for by Criminal Illegals freely flowing through Americas unprotected lower border ?
  20. Many people are STILL waiting for obama’s citizenship to be investigated. There now is doubt as to whether obama is a U.S. citizen at all, much less a natural born citizen.
  21. Sure he is a citizen, That is why his college records are sealed. He applied to prestigious colleges and universities as a FOREIGN student, from Indonesia, where US entrance acceptance requirements are much slacker for foreigners. How else to explain a pot smoking student with poor grades getting accepted into ivy league schools and, WHO, exactly paid for his college? He was broke. Obama was a sham through and through and the worse president America has ever had.
  22. NO ONE, not even the professors, remember Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein 0bama at Columbia University. At the time, there were few black students, so he would have stood out. If he applied as a foreign student, which he likely did, it means he LIED about it (student loan and college application fraud) OR he actually WAS a foreign student, and was ineligible to be president. Either way, he committed felonies. There is very strong evidence that Barry committed social security fraud by using someone else’s SS# (a story in itself), and selective service registration fraud.
  23. Still wondering where, oh where did the missing Immigration records go in Hawaii – the ONLY records missing, in the ENTIRE history of the immigration entry records – appears to be the two weeks Obozo’s Commie Mommy flew into Hawaii – Did she have a US born son with her, OR . . .
  24. Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein 0bama was not a natural born citizen for 2 reasons: 1) BOTH parents have to have been US citizens at the time of birth. Only his mother was, not his alleged father (although his real father may have been communist Frank Marshall Davis). 2) Barry was required to have Indonesian citizenship under Indonesian law when he attended school there at a madrassa. Another citizenship automatically negates natural born citizenship status since it creates a divided loyalty. He may automatically have given-up his US citizenship when he became an Indonesian citizen. There is no evidence that he ever was repatriated when he returned to the United States. Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussei 0bama is a TOTAL FRAUD.

Let us remember that these are the well-informed, logical responses to an article about Ivermectin, a hoped-for treatment of COVID-19.

Lest you believe these comments are an aberration, I can assure you they are quite typical of what you will see on any right-wing web site — Breitbart, Fox News et al. The tone has been normalized by our leader’s tweets.

It is comforting to know that these are America’s voters, the people who gave us Donald J. Trump.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty
Twitter: @rodgermitchell
Search #monetarysovereignty Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

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.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

The Pols are in no rush. They have paying jobs, so why worry? Wednesday, Apr 1 2020 

Here are excerpts from an article in today’s Chicago Tribune.

Early divisions as Congress mulls more aid
Dems brainstorm ideas; GOP wants to assess situation
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The bipartisan partnership that propelled a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package through Congress just days ago is already showing signs of strain, raising questions about how quickly calls for massive follow-up legislation may bear fruit.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and fellow Democrats are collecting ideas for the next stab at stabilizing an economy knocked into free fall by the coronavirus outbreak.

Their proposals include money for extended unemployment benefits, state and local governments, hospitals and a job-creating infrastructure program, plus expanded job protections and benefits for workers.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity,” Pelosi told reporters this week, “because I think our country is united in wanting to not only address the immediate needs of the emergency and mitigation for the assault on our lives and livelihood, but also how we recover in a very positive way.”

Congress’ top Republicans say not so fast. They want lawmakers to gauge how well the huge, newly minted bailout programs are working and how the economy is behaving.

Visualize the fire department is pouring water on the fire, but the fire still is getting worse and worse. The fire chief says, “No more water until we gauge and assess the situation.”

What is there to “gauge” and “assess”? Congress and the President already have wasted too much time with inaction. Their foot-dragging has doomed too many Americans to death.

But now they want to “gauge” and “assess.” What will they learn other than that $2 trillion worth of “water” was not enough to control the “fire”?

What is wrong with these people?

Here is what is wrong:

And they’re accusing Pelosi of planning to use the next bill to win Democratic priorities like environmental requirements and moving the country toward ballot by mail elections.

Oh, how awful: Help save the environment. In the GOP world, it is better to let both the environment and the economy be destroyed, than to allow any “Democratic priorities.”

“Let’s see how things are going and respond accordingly,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday on Hugh Hewitt’s talk radio show.

He said that could take weeks and added, “I would think any kind of bill coming out of the House I would look at like (President Ronald) Reagan suggested we look at the Russians — trust, but verify.”

“I’m not sure we need a fourth package,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

“Hey, what’s the rush”? says Moscow Mitch and McCarthy, both of whom have well-paying jobs. “Let’s take our time and ponder this, while people are dying.”

But then, comes a voice of reason from a very unlikely source:

Throwing another wild card into the mix, President Donald Trump on Tuesday blindsided congressional Republicans and embraced using the next round for a massive infrastructure package.

Many in both parties have supported such a program before, but some Republicans have opposed it as too costly and there have long been crippling disagreements over how to pay for it.

“It should be VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars, and be focused solely on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country! Phase 4,” Trump tweeted.

Who would have expected Donald Trump, of all people, to make a sensible proposal?

McConnell and McCarthy are proven fools of no value to America. And so is Trump. But while “Mc and Mc” continue to play the fool, suddenly Trump speaks truth and wisdom.

I should mention, that at one time Trump also suggested getting rid of FICA, which was another excellent idea, that he didn’t pursue. Is this the “stopped clock” syndrome, where a stopped clock is right twice a day?

There seems little doubt that if the economy remains near its current morbid state, the major question facing lawmakers will be what the next bill should look like, not whether to have one.

Growing numbers of business close by the day, consumer spending is plummeting and millions are losing jobs as much of the country shelters at home, a devil’s brew that could be lethal for politicians to ignore before November’s presidential and congressional elections.

” . . . if the economy remains near its current morbid state . . . ” IF?? Does he mean IF the giant fire continues to burn, and IF people continue to die, the pols might have to do something about it?

Meanwhile, useless “Mc and Mc” fiddle, “gauge,” and “assess” while the whole world burns.

“I think there’s a deal to be had this time” on infrastructure, said Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Still, he said reaching agreement on another expensive package could be harder after last week’s $2.2 trillion bill.

“We’ve already broken apart our grandkids’ piggy bank, we’re now getting into the great-grandkids’ piggy banks, so let’s be thoughtful on this,” he said.

And there, once again, is the Big Lie that taxes pay for federal spending. How long, oh lord, how long will these politicians be allowed to use the Big Lie as an excuse for doing nothing, while they sit back and collect salaries?

He said while the economy will likely need another large cash infusion to recover, Democrats pushing more spending will clash with Republicans eager to use tax cuts instead, such as suspending employers’ payroll tax like Trump has proposed.

All are good: Cash infusion, tax cuts, suspending FICA. All are good. All pump money into the economy, and that is the key.

The economy’s single biggest problem today is lack of money; the only solution is to add money to the economy.

And the federal government is the one agency that has the unlimited power to add money.

Clearly the size, contents and timing of the next bill are in play. And the Trump administration, lawmakers, lobbying and ideological groups are all pushing ideas.

Trump has publicly suggested he’d support extra money for state and local governments and for some type of hazard pay for front-line medical workers.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s likely Democratic presidential opponent, has said he wants additional direct payments to people beyond the one-time $1,200 amounts many adults will get.

He also wants increased Social Security benefits and some student loan forgiveness.

Pelosi’s proposals include easing limits on federal deductions for state and local taxes, a curb the GOP-controlled Congress enacted in 2017 that’s hit high-income, Democratic-leaning states the hardest.

Her suggestion has run into opposition from both parties.

All of the above are good ideas. All pour water on this out-of-control fire.

Just do it, do it, do it. Do them all. Do them now. The federal government can afford anything, but someone has to push the button.

Stop the political infighting and act like leaders.

We are dying out here.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty
Twitter: @rodgermitchell
Search #monetarysovereignty Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

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.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

The Ten Steps to Prosperity. How we can recover and grow from here. Monday, Mar 16 2020 

America is sick.

The Trump administration, built on lies and bigotry, changed us from that Reaganesque vision of a, “shining city upon a hill,” to a walled-in, back alley filled with spite, hatred, cruelty, incompetence, and corruption.

And now, the coronavirus, which despite (or because of) Trump’s meandering attempts first to ignore and then to downplay it, has become the knife to the heart of America’s economy.

Today, while most nations struggle furiously to minimize the adverse medical and financial effects of the pandemic, America’s leader struggles furiously to minimize the political effects on himself.

“The people be damned, so long as I get elected in November” is the overriding criterion, and that is why Trump runs a “too little, too late” administration.

Our many problems require many solutions, but they all coalesce into two words: Leadership and Money.

For Leadership, we have Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and the right-wing media — in short, none. Trump’s focus begins and ends with himself and what will be good or bad for his continuing in power.

When right-wing hero and information source, Rush Limbaugh said, “ . . . this virus is the common cold,” he expressed the anti-science ignorance of his mindless followers.

Fox & Friends Ainsley Earhardt told us this is “the safest time to fly.” Fox Business’s Trish Regan reported that the virus is a “scam” to “impeach the president.”

The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins summarized today’s conservative message: “Pay no attention to the fake-news fear-mongering about the coronavirus. It’s all political hype. Things are going great.

The Republican Party is one huge toady, an oily, bootlicking group that has surrendered all its morality, all its functions, and all its power to a proven psychopath (See: A psychopath slipped into the White House . . .).

America would not notice if every Republican in Congress merely stayed asleep in bed and allowed a machine to cast their “Whatever Trump wants” votes. Nothing would change.

With no Leadership to save us, we are left to rely on Money, and here we must pray for common ground between Trump and the Democrats.

The first step is to remove from the dialog any voice for those of Libertarian bent, the folks whose knee-jerk response to any situation is to call for reduced government and reduced government spending. They believe any level of each, no matter how trivial, is too much.

Solving America’s economic problems by cutting government and government spending would be like trying to win a war by eliminating soldiers and equipment.

The Libertarian notion that the federal deficit and debt are “unsustainable” is divorced from reality and ignorant of federal financing and federal deficit spending, which has “sustained” a 50,000% increase over the past eighty years.

Two hundred and forty years ago, American’s Monetarily Sovereign government created from thin air the first laws that created its sovereign currency, and arbitrarily through the years, gave that currency varying values. Today, America’s government continues to own absolute control over the supply and value of the dollar.

Though the government does not always use that unlimited power to create dollars and to control their value, as witness the unnecessary collection of federal taxes, and occasional inflations, the power remains available, like a sheathed sword.

In short, the federal government simply cannot run short of dollars, and it can set the value of the dollar at any level it chooses.

The sole question, with regard to our current crises, is: How shall these unlimited powers best be used?

In searching for a direction, we might look to Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), a philosophy that well understands the federal government’s abovementioned powers.

Sadly though, MMT was founded on, and still remains dedicated to the dual goals, “Full employment and stable currency,” neither of which addresses today’s crises.

From MMT’s standpoint, “mission accomplished.” We already have both full employment and a stable currency — have had them for several years.  Further, any “full employment” goal would be achieved by a “government-as-employment-agency,” a concept that is stunning in its ivory-tower innocence.  (See: How the MMT “Jobs Guarantee” ignores humanity and MMT’s “Jobs Guarantee”: The final nail in the coffin of this naive, foolish program.)

By contrast, MS is dedicated to the dual goals, grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.

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.

To grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest, MS proposes the implementation of the Ten Steps to Prosperity.

Here are links to descriptions of each Step.

The 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 sole purpose of government is to improve and protect the lives of the people. The Ten Steps will help accomplish the dual goals of growing the economy and narrowing the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.

Step 1. Eliminate FICA. This step is first because it not only is easily implemented — simply stop collecting this useless, regressive tax — but also because it instantly would begin to add growth dollars to the economy and to the pockets of working (and spending) people. It could be done, today.

Step 2. Federally funded Medicare would address the medical and financial tragedies that will be visited upon the American populace. The deleterious effects of the virus will be physically and financially long-lasting.

Step 3. Social Security for all would address the massive financial impact the virus will have on the American people. It is a way to pump regular infusions of money into a starving economy. It is a controlled version of “helicopter money.

Steps 4. and 5. Pay for education. Clearly,  America needs more medical personnel and others in the sciences associated not just with health, but every human area touched by science. Ironically, the man who preaches “MAGA” is anti-science, and does not understand that science leadership is necessary to make a nation great.

Step 6. Eliminate federal taxes on business. Under ordinary circumstances, this always would benefit the economy, but today the government needs to go further and directly support the industries that have been hit hardest and are most vital. Transportation and food service are notable examples.

Steps 7 and 8. Increase the standard deduction and tax the highest income groups more. Increasing the standard deduction already has begun. It should continue, year after year, until only the very highest income groups are taxed. The federal government has no need for, nor use of, tax income. It creates new dollars, ad hoc, to pay its bills. Federal tax dollars are destroyed upon receipt (See: Federal tax dollars are destroyed).

Step 9. Federal ownership of all banks. In addition to eliminating the rampant and ongoing criminality of the banking industry, this step would solidify government controls over the money supply, interest rates, and inflation. Private ownership of banks offers no social, financial, or economic benefit to the public.

Step 10. General. This can include the many initiatives that would help achieve the twin goals of growing the economy and narrowing the Gap, i.e. improving and protecting the lives of the people. Examples:

A. Free “Meals on Wheels” to those who want them, rich or poor, old or young, sick or healthy.
B. Increased support for science.
C. Increased support for infrastructure.
D. Increased support for housing.
E. Specific to today’s medical crisis:

1. Fully paid sick leave for all Americans
2. Debt relief for those impacted by the virus
3. Massive “Manhattan Project” approach to finding treatments and cures for all communicable diseases. (See: Manhattan Project)

All of the above would improve the lives of the American people. Although they would be costly, there would be no cost to the American people. The federal government, which has infinite money and infinite control over the value of the dollar, could fund them all without collect one extra penny in taxes.

In summary, a vast number of our ailments can be addressed with federal government money, which is free and infinite. We must not let those who are ignorant about federal finances continue to build roadblocks to the improvement of American lives.

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.”

We must spend the money to lift us, and we must narrow the Gap to lift us all.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty
Twitter: @rodgermitchell
Search #monetarysovereignty Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

A short film: The Trump administration dealing with a crisis. Wednesday, Mar 11 2020 

The Keystone Kops Administration

An incompetent leader, whose time is devoted to golf, tweeting, self-aggrandizing, and enriching himself and his family, together with an administration that has been hollowed out of honest, experienced people, leaving mostly flunkees and bootlickers, has America woefully unprepared to deal with daily problems, let alone a crisis.


And if any more evidence is needed:

Trump reportedly won’t meet with Pelosi on a coronavirus bill, or for any reason, because he’s mad at her 

President Trump traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to discuss a coronavirus economic stimulus package with Senate Republicans.

Any bill would have to be approved by the Democratic-led House, where Trump’s big idea, a payroll tax cut, is a nonstarter.

So why didn’t he also meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)? “Trump and Nancy Pelosi aren’t exactly on speaking terms,” Politico reports, “so he’s deputized Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to handle talks with the speaker.”

OK, that is no surprise. The man is a proven psychopath.

But here is something he is absolutely right about:

Senate Republicans are also leery of the payroll tax cut, especially as Trump gave the impression he wants the taxes used to fund Social Security and Medicare slashed to zero, permanently.

Is it possible, that the idiot of Pennsylvania Avenue has figured out what no one else in Washington understands: That in a Monetarily Sovereign government,  FICA funds nothing?

OMG, will wonders never cease? Or is this the “stopped clock” syndrome?

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty
Twitter: @rodgermitchell
Search #monetarysovereignty Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

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.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

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