Trump fires yet another National Security Advisor

Donald J. Trump fired his 3rd National Security advisor after ignoring their recommendations and relying on his gut, which repeatedly has failed America.

His gut secretly scheduled, then canceled, peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan. His gut entered into a costly, no-win trade war with China

His gut ended the successful compact with Iran, and now Iran is making nukes. His gut has engaged in his pitiful, almost laughable attempts to persuade North Korea to give up their nukes

And his gut told him that his coddling of Russia’s Putin, and encouraging interference in America’s democratic elections would help him obtain funds for a Trump Tower, Moscow.

This doesn’t even include his angering of virtually all our remaining allies, with his insufferable criticisms of everyone.

Nor does it include is his taking of billions of dollars from our military to fund his useless wall, which will do nothing to save America from drugs or criminals.

The chaos in his administration grows day by day because his gut has surrounded him with criminals, liars, incompetents, hookers, criminal enterprises, and know-nothing family members, among which are:

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Campaign manager Paul Manafort, Deputy campaign manager Rick Gates, National security adviser Michael Flynn, Personal lawyer Michael Cohen, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Rep. Chris Collins, Rep. Duncan Hunter, mobster Salvatore Testa, mobster Fat Tony Salerno, Roger Stone, Felix Sater, Jeffrey Epstein, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, Trump Campaign Foreign Policy Adviser George Papadopoulos, Alex Van der Zwaan, Konstantin Kilimnik, Ralph Shortey, Timothy Nolan, Trump University, Trump Foundation, Stormy Daniels, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump, Jr.

Trump could not have failed worse if he had set out to fail.

The question I like to ask my business-owning friends: “What would happen if you hired an ego-driven, crooked, semi-literate, psychopathic fool to run your company?”

That is what is happening to America.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

A psychopath slipped into the White House . . .

On May 12, 2016, I published the post, “Will our next President be a psychopath?” I suggest you read the post.

My post included the Robert Hare Checklist of Psychopathy Symptoms. It consists of 20 symptoms which are rated 0 to 2. Zero means “does not apply,” one ‘applies somewhat’ and two ‘applies fully’.  Subjects score between 0 and 40.

Normal individuals typically score less than five and many non-psychopathic criminals (who do actually have symptoms of antisocial personality disorder) may score 20 to 22.

A score over 30 on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised is used to diagnose the presence of psychopathy.

Here is the same list, but with expanded explanations, links and references to President Donald Trump, together with Trump’s scores:

1. GLIB AND SUPERFICIAL CHARM — the tendency to be smooth, engaging, charming, slick, and verbally facile. Psychopathic charm is not in the least shy, self-conscious, or afraid to say anything.

A psychopath never gets tongue-tied.

(“Trump said one thing for the cameras and the door shuts and then it’s like kumbaya,” said one person who was briefed on a meeting between Trump and a group of CEOs. “He likes to be seen as engaging and buddy-buddy with other big important business leaders.”)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

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“I am a stable genius.”

2. GRANDIOSE SELF-WORTH — a grossly inflated view of one’s abilities and self-worth, self-assured, opinionated, cocky, a braggart.

Psychopaths are arrogant people who believe they are superior human beings.

(Donald Trump called himself the “smartest person” in America in a Tweet goading Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO.) (He repeatedly refers to himself as a “stable genius.”)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

3. NEED FOR STIMULATION or PRONENESS TO BOREDOM — an excessive need for novel, thrilling, and exciting stimulation; taking chances and doing things that are risky.

Psychopaths often have a low self-discipline in carrying tasks through to completion because they get bored easily.

They fail to work at the same job for any length of time, for example, or to finish tasks that they consider dull or routine.

(“Except for an occasional passing look of queasiness, or anger, when someone came into his Trump Tower office and whispered the daily win/loss numbers at his Atlantic City casinos, he seemed to be bored out of his mind.”)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

4. PATHOLOGICAL LYING — can be moderate or high; in moderate form, they will be shrewd, crafty, cunning, sly, and clever; in extreme form, they will be deceptive, deceitful, underhanded, unscrupulous, manipulative and dishonest.

(He tweeted that “an extremely credible source” had called his office to inform him that Obama’s birth certificate was “a fraud.”)(He has told more than 18,000 documented lies during his term of office.)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

5. CONNING AND MANIPULATIVENESS — the use of deceit and deception to cheat, con, or defraud others for personal gain; distinguished from Item #4 in the degree to which exploitation and callous ruthlessness is present, as reflected in a lack of concern for the feelings and suffering of one’s victims.

(“I actually thought that people were very happy at [Trump University]” he said. “I was very surprised [by the criticism] That’s why I didn’t settle this case, which I could have settled very easily a long time ago.”) —Donald Trump Agrees to Pay $25 Million in Trump University Settlement

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

6. LACK OF REMORSE OR GUILT — a lack of feelings or concern for the losses, pain, and suffering of victims; a tendency to be unconcerned, dispassionate, coldhearted and unempathetic.

This item is usually demonstrated by a disdain for one’s victims.

(Trump ramps up rhetoric on undocumented immigrants: ‘These aren’t people. These are animals.)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

7. SHALLOW AFFECT — emotional poverty or a limited range or depth of feelings; interpersonal coldness in spite of signs of open gregariousness and superficial warmth.

(Trump’s heartless decision [re. DACA])

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

8. CALLOUSNESS and LACK OF EMPATHY — a lack of feelings toward people in general; cold, contemptuous, inconsiderate, and tactless.

(In his usual coarse, tactless fashion before his meeting with PM May, Trump gave an interview where he praised her hard-Brexit supporting Party rival, the flamboyant and egregious Boris Johnson.)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

9. PARASITIC LIFESTYLE — an intentional, manipulative, selfis, and exploitative financial dependence on others as reflected in a lack of motivation, low self-discipline and the inability to carry through one’s responsibilities.

(Fred Trump pulled his son’s bacon out of the fire with a series of personal loans totaling $7.5 million and another $1 million from one of the Trump family companies. That doesn’t count the “small loan of a million dollars” Trump has previously talked about. Newsweek concludes that Trump “is a self-made disaster who only avoided personal bankruptcy thanks to his father being there to clean up his mess.”)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

10. POOR BEHAVIORAL CONTROLS —  expressions of irritability, annoyance, impatience, threats, aggression and verbal abuse; inadequate control of anger and temper; acting hastily.

(Tali Liben Yarmush described the shame that Trump evokes when he calls women fat, or when he described Rosie O’Donnell as a “pig.” “It is not meaningless to me that a man who is running for president thinks it is okay to tell a woman he disagrees with that she is a ‘fat pig.’”)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

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Three wives + Stormy + dozens of gropings and rape accusations.

11. PROMISCUOUS SEXUAL BEHAVIOR —  a variety of brief, superficial relations, numerous affairs, and an indiscriminate selection of sexual partners; the maintenance of numerous, multiple relationships at the same time; a history of attempts to sexually coerce others into sexual activity (rape) or taking great pride at discussing sexual exploits and conquests.

(“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women — I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything,” he said in the 2005 conversation. “Grab ’em by the pussy.”)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

12. EARLY BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS — a variety of behaviors prior to age 13, including lying, theft, cheating, vandalism, bullying, sexual activity, fire-setting, glue-sniffing, alcohol use and running away from home.

([Trump] was a 13-year-old with a history of trouble at school, and his father, Fred Trump, a prominent New York real estate developer, sent him to the academy to be straightened out.)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

13. LACK OF REALISTIC, LONG-TERM GOALS — an inability or persistent failure to develop and execute long-term plans and goals; a nomadic existence, aimless, lacking direction in life.

(The White House has no long-term plans to deal with the situation in Syria beyond the airstrike President Donald Trump ordered.)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

14. IMPULSIVITY — the occurrence of behaviors that are unpremeditated and lack reflection or planning; inability to resist temptation, frustrations and momentary urges; a lack of deliberation without considering the consequences; foolhardy, rash, unpredictable, erratic and reckless.

(“Donald just has no interest in information,” Wayne Barrett told Jennifer Gonnerman, shortly after the election. “He has no genuine interest in policy. He operates by impulse.”)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

15. IRRESPONSIBILITY — repeated failure to fulfill or honor obligations and commitments; such as not paying bills, defaulting on loans, performing sloppy work, being absent or late to work, failing to honor contractual agreements.

(This [tax loophole for Trump] was available only to taxpayers who defaulted on loans or had certain kinds of investments in companies that defaulted on loans.)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

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16. FAILURE TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR OWN ACTIONS —  a failure to accept responsibility for one’s actions reflected in low conscientiousness, an absence of dutifulness, antagonistic manipulation, denial of responsibility, and an effort to manipulate others through this denial.

(After doing everything within his power to make the midterm elections even more of a referendum on his presidency that it already was, Donald Trump is now shrugging off any responsibility for a possible defeat.)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

17. MANY SHORT-TERM RELATIONSHIPS — a lack of commitment to a long-term relationship reflected in inconsistent, undependable, and unreliable commitments in life, including in marital and familial bonds.

(The [high] turnover rate in the Trump administration has been noted by various publications. Several Trump appointees, including Michael Flynn, Reince Priebus, Anthony Scaramucci, and Tom Price, have among the shortest service tenures in the history of their respective offices.)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

18. JUVENILE DELINQUENCY — behavior problems between the ages of 13-18; mostly behaviors that are crimes or clearly involve aspects of antagonism, exploitation, aggression, manipulation, or a callous, ruthless tough-mindedness.

(“In the second grade I actually gave a teacher a black eye — I punched my music teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music and I almost got expelled,” Trump says.)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.

19. REVOCATION OF CONDITION RELEASE — a revocation of probation or other conditional releases due to technical violations, such as carelessness, low deliberation or failing to appear.

(So far, Donald Trump has not been arrested, although his close associations with many convicted and accused criminals,  eventually may change that after he no longer enjoys Presidential immunity.

Robert Mueller provided 10 instances of Trump interfering with Russian election interference,  but felt prosecution was not an available option so long as Trump was President.

Alexander Hamilton seemed to feel that way: “The President of the United States would be liable to be impeached, tried, and, upon conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors, removed from office; and would afterwards be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law.

That means you can’t indict and try a sitting president. He has to be removed first.)

Trump gets a “1” on this symptom.

20. CRIMINAL VERSATILITY — a diversity of types of criminal offenses, regardless if the person has been arrested or convicted for them; taking great pride at getting away with crimes or wrongdoings.g

(Trump’s criminal history should be front and center: What gets lost is his record of criminal activity and alleged criminal activity. It is as if the media and public assume that Trump cannot be both an outrageous buffoon and a criminal. Here is a summary of the most notable allegations against Donald Trump, conveniently all in one place.)

Trump gets a “2” on this symptom.


Presumably, the people who still back Trump do not mind that he exhibits a remarkable 19 out of 20 Symptoms of Psychopathy, scoring an incredible 39 out of 40 possible points on the scoring.

Are you concerned that our great nation — the “leader of the free world,” a nation with the world’s most powerful military, capable of destroying our children’s futures and all life as we know it — is being led by a psychopath?

It concerns me. Only a fool would not be concerned.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty
Twitter: @rodgermitchell
Search #monetarysovereigntyFacebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell


The most important problems in economics involve the excessive income/wealth/power Gaps between the richer and the poorer.

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

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

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

1. Eliminate FICA

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 you.



Presidential health?

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

President Donald Trump’s doctor, Harold Bornstein shamelessly told us this about his obese patient, “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” a statement that has all the exorbitance of a Trump speech.Image result for fake doctor

“Healthiest individual ever”? Puleeeze. It’s pure Trump.

Many in America and elsewhere shake their heads at the things Trump says and does. There actually is rather widespread belief that the President has some forms of mental illness.

If that is true, what forms of mental illness?

What Are the Different Types of Personality Disorders?

  • Paranoid personality disorder: People with paranoid personality disorder are very distrustful of others and suspicious of their motives. They also tend to hold grudges.
  • Antisocial personality disorder: People with antisocial personality disorder tend to manipulate or treat others harshly without expressing remorse for their actions. They may lie or steal.
  • Histrionic personality disorder: In histrionic personality disorder, people frequently try to gain more attention by being overly dramatic. They are extremely sensitive to criticism or disapproval.
  • Narcissistic personality disorder: People with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they are more important than others. They tend to exaggerate their achievements and may brag about their attractiveness or success. They have a deep need for admiration, but lack empathy for other people.

Distrustful, hold grudges, lie, steal, overly dramatic, extremely sensitive to criticism, exaggerate achievements, deep need for admiration — these would seem to be perfect descriptions of Donald Trump.

To this layman’s eyes, Trump is a psychopath.

Sociopath vs. Psychopath: What’s the Difference

Both have what is known as “antisocial personality disorder” (ASP).

A key difference between a psychopath and a sociopath is whether he has a conscience. A psychopath doesn’t have a conscience. If he lies to you so he can steal your money, he won’t feel any moral qualms.

A sociopath typically has a conscience, but it’s weak. He may know that taking your money is wrong, and he might feel some guilt or remorse, but that won’t stop his behavior.

Trump never has exhibited a conscience. His cheating of students at Trump University, his cheating of creditors with his bankruptcies, his cheating of employees out of their wages, his cheating on his wives, his actions against innocent Muslims, Mexicans, gays, and transgenders all bespeak a man lacking morals, compassion or conscience.

Here are more symptoms:

Compensatory Narcissistic Personality Disorder 

A pervasive pattern of unstable, “overtly narcissistic behaviors [that] derive from an underlying sense of insecurity and weakness rather than from genuine feelings of self-confidence and high self-esteem” (Millon), beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by ten (or more) of the following:

  1. Seeks to create an illusion of superiority and to build up an image of high self-worth;
  2. Has disturbances in the capacity for empathy;
  3. Strives for recognition and prestige to compensate for the lack of a feeling of self-worth;
  4. May acquire a deprecatory attitude in which the achievements of others are ridiculed and degraded;
  5. Has persistent aspirations for glory and status;
  6. Has a tendency to exaggerate and boast;
  7. Is sensitive to how others react to him or her, watches and listens carefully for critical judgment, and feels slighted by disapproval;
  8. Is prone to feel shamed and humiliated and especially hyper-anxious and vulnerable to the judgments of others;
  9. Covers up a sense of inadequacy and deficiency with pseudo-arrogance and pseudo-grandiosity;
  10. Has a tendency to periodic hypochondria;
  11. Alternates between feelings of emptiness and deadness and states of excitement and excess energy;
  12. Entertains fantasies of greatness, constantly striving for perfection, genius, or stardom;
  13. Has a history of searching for an idealized partner and has an intense need for affirmation and confirmation in relationships;
  14. Frequently entertains a wishful, exaggerated, and unrealistic concept of himself or herself which he or she can’t possibly measure up to;
  15. Produces (too quickly) work not up to the level of his or her abilities because of an overwhelmingly strong need for the immediate gratification of success;
  16. Is touchy, quick to take offense at the slightest provocation, continually anticipating attack and danger, reacting with anger and fantasies of revenge when he or she feels frustrated in his or her need for constant admiration;
  17. Is self-conscious, due to a dependence on approval from others;
  18. Suffers regularly from repetitive oscillations of self-esteem;
  19. Seeks to undo feelings of inadequacy by forcing everyone’s attention and admiration upon himself or herself
  20. May react with self-contempt and depression to the lack of fulfillment of his or her grandiose expectations

Aside from perhaps (unknown) #’s 10, 11, 18 and 20, the above is a perfect description of Trump.  The author said Compensatory Narcissistic Personality Disorder is diagnosed by ten or more of the above symptoms. Trump has at least sixteen.

Trump also seems to have a sick envy and fixation on Barack Obama:

By David Ludden, Ph.D:  Envy is a complex social emotion. It starts with the perception that someone else has something of value that you don’t have.

But this perception is also accompanied by a painful or unpleasant feeling. From an evolutionary perspective, envy provides us with information about our social standing and the drive to improve our position in society.

But envy also has a dark side. Instead of focusing our efforts on gaining the things we want in life, we brood over what we don’t have and resent those who have what we want.

The experience of envy is doubly damaging, as we not only feel bad about ourselves, we also harbor ill will towards others who’ve done us no wrong.

Consider some of Trump’s initiatives:

  1. He has fought, and continues to fight, angrily and aggressively, against Obamacare (though he has no idea of a replacement).
  2. He has fought, and continues to fight, against the Paris Climate Accords signed by Obama
  3. Revoked Obama’s Executive Order 13690 that proposed a new Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.
  4. Revoked Obama’s policy on transgenders in the military.
  5. Ended Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) that protected undocumented immigrants with children.
  6. Repeatedly insisted that Obama is not a citizen of the United States and implied Obama is a Muslim (thus not a “real” American).
  7. Falsely claimed Obama had tapped Trump’s telephones
  8. Falsely claimed his inauguration crowd was bigger than Obama’s crowd.
Donald Trump tweeted this series

Just recently, Trump tweeted this composite —————->

As you can see, it shows a full-color, smiling Trump literally blotting out a gray, downcast President Obama, as though to obliterate any memories Americans may have of our previous President.

Could there be anything more obvious — a childish attempt to conceal Obama behind the glory of Trump?

There is a certain sadness in all of this — the emotional weakness of a man who has money and honors but still cannot feel fulfilled.

Despite having won the Presidency, he continues to run campaign events, where he can stand before adoring crowds who cheer is every word, while ejecting any who disagree with him.

He is the spoiled child who crying and stamping his feet, demands ever more toys, compliments, and participation trophies — ever more adulation.

I admit to not being a professional psychiatrist or psychologist so you can take the following for what it’s worth.

I believe Donald Trump is a very sick man. I believe he is a psychopath, a man with severe personality disorders that prevent him from leading America in a responsible way.

I believe his alarming emotional inadequacy translates into fits of imprudence that already, after only seven months, have been harmful to America, harmful to the world and harmful to the individuals who suffer from his cruel disregard.

I fear his combination of vast power, wanton recklessness, ignorance, and unending ego ultimately will prove deadly to us all.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


–Is your favorite candidate a psychopath? How to tell.

Twitter: @rodgermitchell; Search #monetarysovereignty
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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.
•Any monetarily NON-sovereign government — be it city, county, state or nation — that runs an ongoing trade deficit, eventually will run out of money.
•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.
•Everything in economics devolves to motive, and the motive is the Gap between the rich and the rest..


Is your favorite candidate a psychopath? Here’s how to tell.

Fifteen Things You Probably Do Not Know about Psychopaths
By James G. Long

Psychopaths are quite rational. Psychopaths’ minds work no better and no worse than yours, except that psychopaths have a big void where most people have a conscience and moral values.

In national and international relations, psychopaths create and exploit divisions based on ethnic, religious, national, or class differences.

On first being exposed to a psychopath, a person may be quite favorably impressed.

Not only are psychopaths without human feelings, but they are, deep down, contemptuous of all with whom they deal: superiors, subordinates, supporters, opponents, associates, and family alike.

Psychopaths genuinely think that they are better and smarter than everyone else

Corporate psychopaths typically collect and ostentatiously display degrees, certifications, and awards as proof of their abilities while committing their often subtle frauds.

Corporate psychopaths are often credited with being creative even as their organizations suffer massive personnel turnover and financial loss.

Psychopaths cultivate a reputation for toughness.

In short, psychopathy has various symptoms, not all of which are exhibited in any one person. A psychopath can:

1. Lack empathy (a key symptom). Believe empathy is a weakness. Deride those who help others.
2. Lack remorse, shame, conscience or guilt. Refuse to accept blame or to apologize (another key symptom).
3. Hate authority (the government, laws, rules).
4. Bully. Use cruelty to gain and exercise power.
5. Cheat. Exploit those perceived as weak or trusting. Manipulative, “con artist.”
6. Be ruthless, merciless. Act and talk tough.
7. Be excessively self-confident and socially assertive
8. Be narcissistic, braggadocious. Have a grandiose sense of self-worth and strong feelings of superiority (often combined with a charming, persuasive personality)
9. Be irrationally fearless
10. Lack self control. Demand immediate gratification.


List the above traits you believe apply to each leading Presidential candidate.

____________________Jeb Bush
____________________Chris Christie
____________________Ted Cruz
____________________Rand Paul
____________________Rick Perry
____________________Marco Rubio
____________________Donald Trump
____________________Scott Walker
____________________Hillary Clinton
____________________Bernie Sanders

Conservatives exhibit less empathy for those less fortunate. So their candidates, to appease the “base,” adopt a tendency toward psychopathy.

But within the group, some have a greater tendency than others.

My personal choices for leading the psychopath list are Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Scott Walker, with Donald Trump the clear winner.

(Anyone whose TV show’s punch line is “You’re fired,” and who talks as tough and brags as much as Trump does, while his corporations repeatedly file for bankruptcy, is a psychopath. I would assign him 9 of the 10 symptoms.)

What are your choices?

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

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.

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.

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.