AFL-CIO: Stop whining and start learning Friday, Oct 11 2013 

The AFL-CIO website complains (rightly) about the Tea/Republicans desire to gut Social Security:
Twitter: @rodgermitchell; Search #monetarysovereignty
Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

Mitchell’s laws:
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening the gap between rich and poor,
which ultimately leads to civil disorder.
●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.
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The penalty for ignorance is slavery.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive.

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I just received an Email from the AFL-CIO. Here are some excerpts:

A letter from 51 Republican House members to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) makes Social Security cuts the latest ransom demand of the Republican hostage-takers in Congress. This may be unwelcome news to the many tea party Republicans who depend on Social Security benefits.

The letter says that “Social Security provides us the best opportunity to begin solving our nation’s significant budget imbalances” and that “the ongoing fiscal discussions in Congress provide an opportunity to address entitlement program deficits…with our limited time frame to take action before we run up against fiscal deadlines.”

In other words, let’s use Social Security to reduce the deficit, and let’s use this manufactured budget crisis to get our way.

Cutting Social Security would widen the gap between the rich and the rest. That may be why the Tea/Republicans AND President Obama, want to cut it. The rich are the big political contributors.

The cover letter from Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) specifically identifies three “well-known options” to cut Social Security benefits:

*Cutting Social Security benefits with a chained CPI cost-of-living formula;
*Raising the Social Security retirement age; and
*Means-testing Social Security benefits.

All three proposals have but one goal: To satisfy the demands of the mega-rich campaign donors, and to squeeze the middle- and lower-income classes.

Ribble spells out exactly how the upcoming “fiscal deadlines” can be used to get these Social Security proposals through Congress. First, you increase the debt ceiling for six weeks, then in the intervening six weeks you attach Social Security legislation to a longer-term increase in the debt ceiling.

Yep, that’s the plan. And watch President Obama eagerly embrace it. Here’s what he wants:

Obama’s Social Security Cut Proposal

*Reduce the deficit by $1.8 trillion over ten years — $600 billion of this reduction would come from revenue raisers, and $1.2 trillion would come from spending reductions and entitlement reforms;

*Change the benefit structure of Social Security (chained-CPI);

*Means test additional programs in Medicare;

*Include $400 billion in health care savings (or cuts);

*Cut $200 billion from other areas, identified by The New York Times as “farm subsidies, federal employee retirement programs, the Postal Services and the unemployment compensation system;”

Meanwhile, the AFL-CIO, whines:

“People need to tell the president, ‘stand tall, we are with you. No negotiating with hostage-takers. Not about the Affordable Care Act, not about the Grand Bargain and certainly not about cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, or more giveaways for big corporations that outsource jobs. You won the election.

You must defend democracy and you must stand up for the 99%, and that means no more rewarding hostage-takers.”

But the AFL-CIO misses the whole point. Obama wants to cut Social Security and other social benefits. The Tea/Republicans also want to cut Social Security and other social benefits. This is not a matter of negotiating with hostage takers. All the “negotiators” want the same thing.

AFL-CIO doesn’t get it, because its leaders refuse to understand Monetary Sovereignty.

So, being economically ignorant, all they can do is beg the guy who has been bribed (via campaign contributions and promises of lucrative employment later) to screw the middle class, to “negotiate” with the other guys who also have been bribed to screw the middle class. Visualize two cannibals negotiating how best to cook you.

IF AFL-CIO leadership really cares about its members, it will broadcast these facts:

*The federal government cannot run short of dollars. It is the creator of dollars.
*Federal taxes do not pay for federal spending
*Cutting federal deficits always leads to recessions and depressions
*Increasing federal deficits cures recessions and depressions
*Inflation is not now a problem, has not been a problem for 33 years, and easily is prevented and cured
*Recession, unemployment and poverty can be solved now by increased federal deficit spending.

If you are a union member, demand that your leadership stop whining and educate itself about Monetary Sovereignty.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

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Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Medicare — parts A, B & D plus long term nursing care — for everyone (Click here)
3. Send every American citizen an annual check for $5,000 or give every state $5,000 per capita (Click here)
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. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99% (Click here)
9. Federal ownership of all banks (Click here)

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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.
Two key equations in economics:
1. Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
2. Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports

THE RECESSION CLOCK
Monetary Sovereignty Monetary Sovereignty

As the federal deficit growth lines drop, we approach recession, which will be cured only when the lines rise.

#MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

–The first, hilarious Presidential campaign ad for 2016. More surely to follow. Thursday, Oct 10 2013 

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

Mitchell’s laws:
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening the gap between rich and poor,
which ultimately leads to civil disorder.
●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.
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The penalty for ignorance is slavery.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive.

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You may believe the Tea/Republicans learned their lesson after such as Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and other assorted nuts, each of whom, amazingly, was at one time, a leading contender.

Thankfully, Bachmann is planning to retire, Gingrich probably is out chasing women, Santorum is busy telling people what God thinks, and Perry is occupied preventing blacks and Latinos from voting. But now we will be treated to Ben Carson (who?)

Read these excerpts from an ad that ran in the far right paper, the Washington Times:

Dear Friend,
I implore you to sign the petition urging Dr. Ben Carson to run for President of the United States. Why? Here are 3 reasons…
*He is the only candidate who is sure to win.
*Ben Carson will heal America. He will unite us.
*Ben Carson is a Tea Party conservative.

Yes, Tea Party conservatives are known for healing us and uniting us — oh, except for blacks, browns, gays, women wanting an abortion, the poor, the middle, immigrants, Muslims and other non-Christians and people who want their food and drugs inspected and bank accounts insured.

Why is Ben Carson Sure to Win? In 2011, internal polls showed that Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain was backed by 40% of black Americans. Mr. Cain was well liked, but Dr. Carson is a national hero in the black community.

If Herman Cain could poll 40% of the black vote running against a black candidate, just imagine what percent of the black vote Dr. Ben Carson would receive running against Hillary Clinton or any other far left white Democrat!

See, Ben will unite us by running a black vs white campaign, and he’s sure to win because he’s like that other sure winner, Herman Cain — only he’s even blacker.

The Democrats know their grasp on power is hanging by the thread of the lie that all conservatives are racists.

Perhaps not all. Just those who support Ben for his blackness.

In a head-to-head contest with Hillary Clinton, there’s just no way that Ben Carson will receive less than 40% of the black vote.

But remember, conservatives are not racist.

This is where Dr. Carson stands on the important issues of our day:
Obamacare. Repeal it! Replace it with a free market health savings account.

“Yes, if you have the savings, you can buy the health. Otherwise . . . ”

Taxes. Make it flat and make sure that everyone has skin in the game. Everyone pays.

“You, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates all will pay the same percentage. That seems fair, doesn’t it?”

Abortion. End it now! It is barbaric.

“So what’s wrong with millions of impoverished, unwanted, homeless kids and pregnant teenagers?”

Illegal Immigration. Listen to the American people, secure our borders. End it.

“No, I’m not talking about Canadians, French, Italians or the British. I mean those Mexicans.”

Redistribution of Income. Stop it. It’s un-American.

“Don’t take from the rich to give to the poor. Do the opposite. A flat tax will take from the poor, and tax loopholes will give to the rich. I’ll vote for both.”

Welfare. It not only encourages self-destructive behavior, it is a trap. Replace it with a truly compassionate, free market approach that enables those on welfare to gain prosperity through employment and entrepreneurship.

“I’m compassionate. If you don’t find a well-paying job in this economy, you deserve to starve. Don’t come crawling to me, begging for alms.”

Judges. Appoint judges committed to the US Constitution.

“This is code for something, though I don’t know what. My handlers taught me to say it.”

Political Correctness. It is dangerous. It hinders progress and divides our nation.

“I prefer political incorrectness. Call me ‘colored’ and make me sit in the back of the bus. That will unite our nation.”

Right to Keep & Bear Arms. It’s a vital part of the our Bill of Rights!

“Don’t worry. You can trust me to walk into your kid’s schoolhouse with an AK47. Anyway, you can trust a teacher to defend your kid against an armed killer.”

Ben Carson is a winning candidate! But, will he run? Almost certainly! He has made it clear he will run if asked

Ben is sitting there, by the phone, waiting for you to ask. Let’s bring some famous Tea Party compassion and sanity to the political discourse. Elect the next Herman Cain. Ben has a plan: It’s called “9-9-9.”

I hardly can wait for the next right wing crazy. Who next? Eddie Murphy?

Hilarious.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

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Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Medicare — parts A, B & D plus long term nursing care — for everyone (Click here)
3. Send every American citizen an annual check for $5,000 or give every state $5,000 per capita (Click here)
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. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99% (Click here)
9. Federal ownership of all banks (Click here)

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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.
Two key equations in economics:
1. Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
2. Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports

THE RECESSION CLOCK
Monetary Sovereignty Monetary Sovereignty

As the federal deficit growth lines drop, we approach recession, which will be cured only when the lines rise.

#MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

–The Tea/Republican plan for health care and the economy Wednesday, Oct 9 2013 

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

Mitchell’s laws:
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening the gap between rich and poor,
which ultimately leads to civil disorder.
●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.
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The penalty for ignorance is slavery.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive.

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      The Tea/Republican plan for health care

                              and the economy:

                  monetary sovereignty

                                                    Bang!

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Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Medicare — parts A, B & D plus long term nursing care — for everyone (Click here)
3. Send every American citizen an annual check for $5,000 or give every state $5,000 per capita (Click here)
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. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99% (Click here)
9. Federal ownership of all banks (Click here)

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.
Two key equations in economics:
1. Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
2. Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports

THE RECESSION CLOCK
Monetary Sovereignty Monetary Sovereignty

As the federal deficit growth lines drop, we approach recession, which will be cured only when the lines rise.

#MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

–The hating of America Tuesday, Oct 8 2013 

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

Mitchell’s laws:
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening the gap between rich and poor,
which ultimately leads to civil disorder.
●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.
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The penalty for ignorance is slavery.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive.

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Recently, I joined 3,000 of my fellow countryman in a luncheon honoring the United States Holocaust Museum.

Speakers at the luncheon reminded us about the horrors of the Holocaust, those years in which nearly all of Europe went insane, and willingly – even eagerly – participated in the extermination of six million men, women and children.

We saw photos of wide eyed women, wondering what was about to happen to them, wondering why they were hated. We saw innocent children, many in their mothers’ arms, being shrt or carried to the poison gas and the ovens.

We saw entire economies destroyed in the name of hatred.

We were reminded, yet again, of how hatred is contagious, and how it can infect minds, overwhelming all logic, compassion and humanity. Six million people were destroyed by good friends and good neighbors, who adopted unreasoning hatred, not because of any wrong done to them, but simply because hatred is a communicable disease.

The theme of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, and all Holocaust museums throughout the world is: “Never Again.” The purpose of the United States Holocaust Museum is to document the horrors of unreasoned hated and to demonstrate the mindless depths to which humans can sink, so to prevent a recurrence.

Seeing those photos, and hearing those stories, makes one wonder, why would the Holocaust deniers, or any hate-mongers, intentionally make statements that brand them as stupid? Why would such people want to tell the world, “I am a fool”?

And why would anyone choose to follow such people?

We were reminded of how fortunate we are, to live in the United States, the most powerful and most tolerant nation, in the history of the world. Thankfully, the disease of mass hatred never could happen here, not here in the United States of America, thank God.

And yet . . . The Republican Senator from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, intentionally, thoughtlessly and cruelly branded many innocent people as Communists, destroying their lives as surely as if he had put them in ovens.

For ten years, until he died, McCarthy sowed mass hatred, to further is own political ambitions. And “good” people voted for him and followed his lead.

But surely, we have learned our lesson, and it cannot happen again, here in America.

And yet . . . Whether because of the President Richard Nixon’s supposed “Southern Strategy,” or because of Independent George Wallace, or because of the Dixiecrat Party, or because of the Ku Klux Klan, the entire South, which formerly had voted Democratic, switched to vote Republican – and the fundamental reason was racial hatred.

Though many rationales were put forth, the real reason is, they voted against “nigras.”

But that was then, and this is now, and thank God, it cannot happen again, here in America.

And yet . . . Today, we have the ironically named “religious” right, a group that fosters hatred of blacks, hatred of browns, hatred of gays and lesbians, hatred of immigrants and foreigners, hatred of the poor, hatred of atheists, hatred of Jews, hatred of Muslims and all other non-Christians, hatred of anyone accepting federal benefits – mass hatred laid on millions of men, women and children whom they don’t know and never have met.

These millions of the hated are branded with such epithets as “shiftless,” “lazy,” “stupid,” “criminal,” “dangerous,” “a threat to the American way of life,” “takers,” “dirty,” “unAmerican,” “immoral,” “commies,” “pinkos” – all to justify every cruelty visited upon them.

The haters sneer at the unemployed, those on welfare and those accepting food stamps, those trying to make a better life for themselves and their children by sneaking into America because becoming a citizen is punishingly difficult and costly, those whose English is lacking, the minorities – just like in crazed, xenophobic Europe before and during WWII — just like crazed Joseph McCarthy and the black-hating South.

We shake our heads in wonderment at Europe’s insanity, while here in America, half our nation is gone mad. Half our nation accepts the religious right’s lies about the innocent. Half our nation accepts the religious right’s bigotry. Half our nation accepts hatred of people whom they don’t know.

That is why the United States Holocaust is relevant – not just to protect Jews, but to protect all the less powerful from the most powerful.

We see mass hatred everywhere – in Iran, in Iraq, in Pakistan and Afghanistan. We saw it in Ireland and see it in the west bank. And chillingly, we see it here in America, as millions of Americans follow bigots into to the mindlessness of hatred.

If you’ve not visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, or the many Holocaust museums and memorials around the world</u, you should.

You would understand, not just intellectually, but viscerally, the damage hatred causes.

Could it happen here? Is it already happening here? Could it happen to you? The good citizens of Europe, many of whom had lived there for generations, never dreamed it could happen to them – until their own friends and neighbors turned against them.

The next time you walk into a voting booth, before you pull that lever, ask yourself, “Am I voting this way because I have been manipulated into hatred of people I don’t know?”

Contrary to what the haters may tell you, a nation is not measured by the way it treats its strongest and most powerful, but rather by the way it treats its weakest and most needy.

And sadly, by that measure, America is being made weaker by people who call themselves “patriots.”

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

====================================================================================================================================================
Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Medicare — parts A, B & D plus long term nursing care — for everyone (Click here)
3. Send every American citizen an annual check for $5,000 or give every state $5,000 per capita (Click here)
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. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99% (Click here)
9. Federal ownership of all banks (Click here)

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.
Two key equations in economics:
1. Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
2. Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports

THE RECESSION CLOCK
Monetary Sovereignty Monetary Sovereignty

As the federal deficit growth lines drop, we approach recession, which will be cured only when the lines rise.

#MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

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