August 20, 2016

The Republican mindset has caused ongoing damage to the ecology of the Earth and therefore human life.

. . . This is why Republicans went "off the board" and voted for non-insider
Donald Trump.  Even at that, the Democrats have in its spotlight the Matron
of Corruption.  So, we need a new political party immediately.

Now, for the record, I'm NOT a Republican ... nor a democrat ... nor a socialist ...
,,, nor a communist ... nor a member of a minor American political party.  There-
fore, this is not a propaganda piece for the Democrats or the "New Republicans."
I believe in a government based on an inalienable & delineated Declaration of the
Rights of Man (and Women) that is NOT subject to the whims and manipulations
of any type of cronyism congress and/or parliament.  This is because the law al-
ready exists.  It's only a matter of defining it and protecting it.  If I ever get the
time, I'll write a political treatise on government.  At present, there isn't enough
time for me to do so.  Let's proceed:

Republicans have the audacity to call themselves "pro-life" moralists.  After all,
they are the ones who devised an economy that made it impossible for young blue
collar couples to get married and have a family as did numerous people in the 50s,
60s, and 70s.

They call themselves pro-life, yet the harm human health with all of the untested
chemicals allowed to proliferate in stockpiles, store shelves, and your home, as
well as in your own body.  They then profit from foreign sweatshop labor which
is as deadly as you can be, in addition to the fact that they overspend in terms of
the miltary infrastructure.   The bottom line is that there is absolute need of a pol-
itical overhaul in the United States and elsewhere.  America has gotten to become
an Oligarchy.  It is no longer a bastion of freedom.  All in all, today's sweatshop
friendly Republicans . . .

... are the same type of criminals as those who profited from Chattel Slavery, until
end of the American Civil War, when the Confederate South was repeatedly torch-
ed by Northern soldiers who could only take so much of the disrespectful mouths
of Southern hags... of Yankees so sick of the Southern mindset that they ended up
showing the local railway smugglers that Southern man actually cannot do what
he damn pleases.


In the process, rail lines were literally mangled with extreme prejudice by Yankees
who would rather have been home, not having to endure the loss of many relatives,
friends, neighbors, & countrymen on the battlefields of the white supremacist South.

None the less, historians surmised that the North originally fought the first civil "with
one hand behind its back."  Then, when the north stopped meandering and sent the
various Michigan units to the Johnny Reb South, with Thompson Repeating Rile in
hand, the end was at hand ... pun intended.  The Northerner showed the world how
supreme the vanquished white Southerner was not.

The leeches of African slave labor were called Men of Leisure at the time.  Such
a title was indicative of the Southern laziness which still is observed in the 21st
Century.  And of course, these well-dressed globular clusters of inhumanity were
undercutting northern prices, via the slave economy of the South ... by an economy
whose profits came from the whip of the task master.

A photo of Mitt Romney's mind.

The 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt 'Factory Gate Padlock' Romney,
also fit the description of the 1850's Man of Leisure who profited off of the slavery
of the American South.  Thus, he is  a leech to be counted amongst those who liter-
ally qualify for a future visit to some sort of international court of criminal some-
where, pursuant to the sixth criminal count of the historic Nuremberg Trials ...
... namely slave labor.

In Mitt "Cayman Islands" Romney, the Republican Party achieved the lowest depth
it has ever achieved.  Only NAFTA Newt Gingrich, Herman '999' Caine, Michele
'Helter Skelter Eyes' Bachmann, and Sarah 'Bridge to Nowhere' Palin would have
been worse.  So, what predictable ploy did Romney do, to divert attention away
from the way he amassed a fortune consisting in back-pay due to others kept in
his coffers?

ANS:  He blamed everything on the economic victims of Reaganomics whom
           he called the 47%, entirely lying in the process, statistically speaking.

The Year 2011 was the Occupy Wall Street year, and even though the move-
ment lacked central leadership, the true reason why it ended up going into the
dormant phase was because of the 2012 elections.  No one wanted to start a
third party and split the Democratic Party tiicket, costing Barack Obama a
significant loss of needed votes.

The OWS movement needed to be polished, and it needed a circuitry of inter-
acting leadership, but it was not without foundation.  Therefore, the unjustly
rich needed to have been a counter-weight against the worldwide OWS move-
ment, lest they see the beginning of their political end.  Thus came Romney
with his "47% diatribe," spoken in a poorly secured confidentiality to those
who were profiting from today's economic injustices.  Thus came the very
short-lived 53% Movement that was even supported by those working-poor
Southerners who belonged to the 47% and were ignorant to know it.

The transient faction of 2011, headed by a Southern lawyer who painted 47%
of Americans as leeches living off of the 53% of the nation.  He failed to men-
tion that these 47% comprised:

-fully disabled workers, such as those who developed Reactive Airways
   Dysfunction Syndrome and Small Airways Disease at the TWC site.
-full time cancer patients and others with non-occupational illness.
-full time workers who get income tax refunds and/or credits.
-full time soldiers in the Afghan Theater of Operation.
-full time college students, tech school students, etc.
-fully retired individuals and the aged in general.
-wealthy people who 'gamed the system.'
-minors and very young children.

The Southern lawyer also failed to mention that this 47% of America's
citizens pay all sorts of taxes, including:

 -federal payroll tax,   -sales tax,   -excise tax,   -per capita tax,   -gasoline
tax, -property tax,   -entertainment tax simply when buying prepared food
in certain resort/retirement areas,   -capital gains tax,   -fishing & hunting
licenses, -various user fees,   -hotel/motel tax,    etc,    etc,    etc.

The hypocrisy of this is that he was a member of the Georgia Bar Association.
In as much, there are few greater leeches than attorneys who charge $275 to
$375 an hour for work that has the prowess of an undergrad book report.

Now, I've authored a humble share of Fed District Court, Fed Circuit Court,
and US Supreme Court briefs in the previous decade.  I don't see very much
of a difference between writing a court brief and writing a government report;
or a corporate assessment ...  or even a college term paper.  So, how do lawyers
justify charging exorbitantly higher fees than others?

There are people in need of legal assistance who cannot afford the exorbitantly
high fees charged at present.  In as much, overcharging is theft.  None the less,
the lawyer who founded the movement which faded as soon as it started showed
himself to have been yet another Southern shyster.

Incidentally, the Earned Income Tax Credit became fully operable during the
Reagan years, being that American checks and balances used to exist, and the
balance at the time was Tip O'Neill.

Without the Worker, No City Can Be Built.  This is stated in the Bible.

At this point, keep in mind one undeniable fact:  If there were no workers, there
would be no wealthy people.  Without the worker, no city gets built.  Nothing
gets manufactured.  Cities turn into chaos.  Thus, without the worker, there
would exist no billionaire claiming ownership over that which the worker
built.  The actual leeches are price gougers who underpay their workers, in-
cluding those workers in Bangladesh who are no longer with us.  The Cay-
man Island Kid, Mitt Romney, is the unconscionable leech.

Romney's flaming hypocrisy consisted in the following:   He said that 47% of
America believed that government owed them a living.  HOWEVER, he failed
to mention the many corporate subsidies that exist, as well as corporate lobby-
ists who go to the government, in order to have the US Congress pass laws
which will make them richer than they are.  They believe that government
owes them.

Meanwhile, their workers do the work which makes them rich.  These rich
folk plow no land.  They manufacture zero.   They deliver no raw materials.
They build no roadways.  They mine nothing.  Their workers do it for them.
At the least, they could make sure that the workers will be able to continue
to show up for work, and not have to struggle to pay bills.
The majority needs far more than a trickle of the money supply.
There are no greater leeches than the corporate CEOs who have spent years
thriving on 30, 75,  85, and 93 cent-an-hour foreign sweatshop labor.  These
are the thieves who caused the imbalance which will lead to further imbalance.
The average Standard & Poor 500 CEO made approximately 275 times more
than did the average American worker, in the Year 2010.  The update for 2011
was 288 times more.  For 2012, the report has been that American CEO's made
273 times more than the average America worker.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/26/congrats-ceos-youre-making-273-times-the-pay-of-the-average-worker/

The same type of CEO made 4,200 to 4,800 times more than did the average
Chinese worker, in the Year 2010, according to statistics gathered from the
following sources:

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/wkyeng.nr0.htm

In the 1980s, the average CEO made approximately 45 times more than the
average worker.

The 53  Percenters said that the Occupy Wall Street crew needed to do no more
than go out and get jobs.  Well, where were they to look, when the unemployment
rate was over 9%?   Should they have applied for work at a sweatshop in Bangla-
desh?  That's where their jobs were sent.

Perhaps the protesters should have worked on Confederate plantations, as slaves,
for the Daughters of the Confederacy.  That was the vision, or lack thereof, of the
defunct 53 Percent Movement.  They were too blind to understand that the OWS
Movement, the Tunisian Revolution, the Egyptian Revolution, the Libyan War,
the Yemen bloodshed, the rioting in Greece, and even the bloodshed in Syria
was the result of economic injustices causing a painful economic imbalance.
Educated youth had no jobs in those places, because of the prevailing eco-
nomic systems at the time which aren't much different than today.

If the Wall Street Protesters could have found jobs, they wouldn't have parked
themselves near Wall Street.  In addition, a McDonald's job will not pay-off a
five figure college loan debt.

Incidentally, the 99% refers to American statistical distribution.  It was reported
in 2011 that America has the fifth highest unequal income distribution on earth.
In addition, the Senator Levin Commission discovered that it was oil speculators
who manipulated the rise of gasoline prices in 2008.

The Republicans were part of a con game, and their economic victims were be-
ing made out to be the assailants of an economy that Republicans such as Newt
Gingrich sabotaged.  Enough is enough with lying propaganda.  The American
Civil War proved this to be true.  Think: Calhoun was calling justice an abomina-
tion, and in due time, his South was torched, due to the wrath of man.  History re-
peats itself.  Therefore, it would do the South well to squelch its emerging neo-
confederatism, especially today.

In the 1860s, it was a matter of white anglo protestant (and new Irish immigrants)
fighting white anglo protestants, and doing so according to obsolete military tactics.
A second civil war in America would include the Ellis Island immigrants' descen-
dants and Latin American immigrants, as well as the urban African-American popu-
lation in the north, no group of which is a sympathizer with good ole boy networks.

Remember that I was in the South for the majority of ten consecutive years, solely
for health purposes.  I saw the Way of the South firsthand.  In as much, the South
is a great place to leave.  None the less, the has been the sound of a civil-war-drum
there, as of recent, with assured arrogance that Southerners are going to toss around
"liberal northerners" like rag dolls, during the imaginary second American civil war.
A trip to Cleveland will provide these neo-confederates with a shocking reality check,
along with a trip to Detroit.

Of course, the Republican South receives more tax money than it pays, while the north
pays more tax dollars than it receives.  Thus, if the South started its war drum march,
all that the north would have to do is shut off any economic faucet that flows south-
ward.

In addition, the information gathered by the Stockholm International Peace Research
Institute (and revealed through U.S. agencies) show that there was disproportionate
spending for the U.S. military, in relation to the rest of the world.  US military spend-
ing was wasteful government spending to the tune of 40% of all the world's expendi-
tures.  In fact, all military spending yields negative returns on investment, unless you
have your troops pillage and plunder other nations.

The 53 Percenters stated that the Occupy Wall Street protesters wanted all sorts of
government give-aways.  Stop.  They simply wanted student college loan default for-
giveness.  Well, let's go one step further  ...  Why is it that college tuition had to be
so high?  The inordinately high price of college is where the problem lay bleeding,
along with the fact that foreign sweatshop labor profiteering took jobs away from the
graduates who remain in college loan debt, while being immersed in unemployment.

In addition, the Occupy Wall Street people wanted training programs provided to
the Afghanistan war veterans.   That's equivalent to the WWII GI Bill.  Were the
heroes of WWII leeches too, on account of them utilizing the GI Bill?  The now-
defunct 53 Percenters give the impression that you should shut up and put up.
Well, the shutting up and putting up thing caused the rise of Nazi Germany.

At present, Americans stand to see the Chinese who profited from China's sweat-
shop economy buy houses that represent the American dream.  The Chinese who
profit from the sweatshop labor of their own countrymen have been vacationing
throughout Planet Earth, to the tune of  $100+ billion.  Common Americans don't
get to have the American Dream, anymore.

For the sake of letting the Chinese Communist Dictatorship take us over, and even
for the sake of the $1.4 trillion debt to China, the now-defunct 53% Movement ad-
vises us to shut up, put up, and let all of America become the Colonized States of
the Chinese Maoist Dictatorship.  This makes the tough-acting 53 Percenters a den
of gutless cowards. 

The problem now is that China is poised to be the premiere corporate debtor.  How-
ever, debt in corporate finance is known as LEVERAGE, and is not always to be
avoided.  None the less, it was estimated that, by the Year 2017, China will need
to finance an $18 trillion national debt, in addition to corporate leveraging.

At present, China has a very low national debt.  As of 2011, it was approximately
$1.6 trillion ... 38.5% of its Gross Domestic Product.  America has ten times the
debt, at present.   As of June 2013, China is #1 in current account balance statis-
tics, with a positive $201 billion dollars.  The United States is last, at #193, with
a NEGATIVE $473 billion in current foreign trade.

http://www.indexmundi.com/g/r.aspx?t=0&v=145&l=en

http://www.indexmundi.com/china/public_debt.html

August 18, 2016

The Reagan Presidency = Deficit Spending Every Year.

I was having a conversation with the executive of a very well known corporation
whose commercials are on TV and whose products are probably in your home.
This individual has an MBA, and we've conversed on a regular basis, whenever
she would fly-in from Chicago.  This is because she is one of the officers of the
moderate-sized construction corporation for whom I work.

Yours truly:  This is where I had the conversation with the
corporate vice president of a very well known corporation.
Incidentally, construction trailer offices can look very "lived in."
Well, shortly after New Year's Day 2015, she flew in from Chicago as she often
does, and we got to talking.  She suddenly said that the Reagan presidency had
budget surpluses.  I then explained to her about Reagan tripling the national debt
and other economic misfortunes that happened under Reagan's watch.  We then
changed the subject.

Anyway, I realized that the lies of the Republican Party are still being reiterat-
ed throughout corporate America and even corporate executives are believing
the lies in good faith.  Therefore, it's time to once again ring out the statistical
truths of the Reagan Years which were an encompassing act of sabotage upon
the United States economy, except where the inflation rate was involved.  We
will re-begin with the fact that 100% of the Reagan Presidential Years were
marked with record DEFICIT SPENDING.

Here is where I had the enlightening conversation
with the Chicago-based corporate exec.

We will adjourn to a work of gentlemen from the University of California at
Santa Barbara.  Their names are Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley.  They
are the compilers of the American Presidency Project and their statistical
outlay of surplus/deficit spending per president can be found at:

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/budget.php

Out of respect for copyright law and ethics, I only copied and pasted the stats on
Ronald Reagan.  When you do study him as I did, you find that he is the Great
Republican Lie ... the Republican Con Game ... the Republican Sham.  Present-
ing Reagan as the God of the Universe was the result of diverting from Ameri-
can memory the hideous presidency of George Bush II who literally can be de-
fined as a War Criminal, pursuant to one of the six counts of the Nuremberg
Trials, namely War of Aggression.

If Reagan were the god that the Republican Party made him out to be through-
out the 2008 and 2012 elections, the Republicans would have been singing
Reagan's praises before the Bush Years.

When surveying the national debt through the years, the important statistic is
the budget deficit as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product.  That stat was
lowest during FDR's first five years, George Bush II's second, third, and fi-
nal year in office, and Obama's first three years in office.

At this point, the following excerpt is to prove that Reagan most certainly had
wall-to-wall deficit spending.  In fact, all of the years of deficit spending sur-
passed the one hundred billion dollar per year mark, and no other president up
to that time ever surpassed $79 billion in deficit spending.  In conclusion, you
cannot believe anything that the Republicans say about Reagan.  You have been
duly forewarned.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/budget.php
             
Ronald Reagan

                    G.D.P.
        ReceiptsOutlays       Surplus
 or
Deficit
ReceiptsOutlaysSurplus
or
Deficit
       

1982617.8745.7-128.03,223.719.223.1-4.0
1983600.6808.4-207.83,440.717.523.5-6.0
1984666.4851.8-185.43,844.417.322.2-4.8
1985734.0946.3-212.34,146.317.722.8-5.1
1986769.2990.4-221.24,403.917.522.5-5.0
1987854.31,004.0-149.74,651.418.421.6-3.2
1988909.21,064.4-155.25,008.518.221.3-3.1
1989991.11,143.7-152.65,399.518.421.2-2.8

August 16, 2016

The Republican Compulsion to Lie to the Public ... much like Monsanto does.

Author's Prelim Note:  Do not be deceived.  I am NOT a registered Democrat.
Therefore, my writings which expose the manipulative con games of the post-
Reagan-era Republican Party is NOT a conflict of interest.  I am not condemn-
ing the Republicans so as to endorse the Democrats.  I can just as easily con-
demn the Democrats for their antics of the past 20+ years.

America needs an entirely new political system.  The last thing we need running
our lives are politicians, being that they only do what it takes to get them elected
and re-elected.  Your well being is not their concern, from what we have seen in
the past decades.  They can be bullied by factions.  This is not justice.

Plus, you must always keep in mind that there is a huge difference between the
Republican Party between and including the Eisenhower-Nixon-Ford years and
the Reagan-Gingrich-Bush II-TEA Party years.  They are irreconcilable to each
other and unrecognizable from each other.

In fact, today's Republican Party still acts as of the Republican holders of wealth
are in need, while those in need are shunned to the point of the Republicans want-
ing to decrease and even end needed programs caused by the injustices of the rich
who technically stole much of their wealth.

Examples of the two differences:  The Eisenhower-Nixon-Ford platform was
that of low military spending.  It was the Joseph McCarthy crew which pushed
for massive military spending, but mostly for the nuclear program.  Yet, the
McCarthyism Years were accompanied by American manufacturing prosperity.
Therefore, America could afford the McCarthy years and the Gemini-Apollo
space programs.Reagan was the beginning of the end of a healthy manufacturing
world power for the United States.  Thus, America has been unable to afford the
debt-causing military spending of Southern Republicans.  None the less, all that
Reagan did, when he re-ran for president in 1980, was adapt to the Southern Dem-
ocrat platform.

Of course, Southern legislators use the military budget as a jobs program for the
less-than-proliferate South, thereby getting into the South constituencies taxpay-
er dollars from the  Northern and Western states.  Republican southerners are
taxpayer leeches and sweatshop profiteer advocates,

Another example of the differences between the two recent eras of the Republican
Party is that Richard Nixon (an intelligent man) wanted price freezes and price con-
trols.  The Bush II people such as Phil Gramm wanted prices to go out of control.
Prices did just that.

All in all, there is a huge difference between the Lincoln-era Republican Party, the
Teddy Roosevelt Republican agenda, the Eisenhower/Nixon Republican years, and
the post Reagan Republican Party.

Incidentally, George Bush the First could be categorized in limbo, being that he held
some Eisenhower/Nixon priorities, one Teddy Roosevelt priority, and one Reagan
priority.  He was not the Evil Ronald Reagan, and he certainly was not the Son of
Satan that his own presidential son was.  And for those unaware, George Bush
Senior was the CIA director.  This means that he was not the drug store cowboy
nald Reagan was.  Plus, Bush the First was in combat (in the sky), while Reagan
wasn't even 3,000 miles near combat.

In January 2015,the Republicans take-over Capitol Hill, and they will be making
Reagan look like a god.  Know this:  Reagan was inept.  Reagan was incompetent.
Reagan was C student.  He was never an attorney, never a professor, never a writ-
er, never an engineer, never a tradesman in any form of skilled labor, etc.  He was
a pitch man ... an advertising voice.  Nothing more.  He was an impostor.  He was
worse than worthless.  He was destructive.  He had no business being in govern-
ment.  His greatest contradiction was him stating that government was the problem.

Well, if he believed that government were the problem, then why was Reagan in
government?  To sabotage the government?  To make the government a negated
entity without power?  Well, his fruits are a matter of record, as in tripling the
national debt, turning America into the highest debtor nation when it was the
highest creditor nation the day Reagan took office, increasing the size of the
federal government, being in the White House as the Stock Market crashed,
being in the White House as the unemployment rate skyrocketed to 10.8%,
pushing for the Challenger to launch in deadly weather, even though his ad-
ministration was warned about the O-rings, making Marines sitting ducks in
Lebanon, etc, etc, etc.  Let us proceed to a former candidate who tried to deify
Reagan

The Affordable Care Act Crassly Called Obamacare

Republicans and Democrats can sit down and negotiate several amendments to the
existing health care law, but TEA Party Republicans want the entire law repealed.
Of course, the horror stories about the new healthcare law came forth, destroying
the credibility of several Republicans.  In the process, it increased the absence of
credibility of Sarah "Bridge to Nowhere" Palin.

In her insufferable narcissistic craving to be elected God of the universe, the less
than elegant Sarah Palin attempted to make herself sound like the new version of
Paul "Masonic Lodge" Revere, by claiming that death panels are inscribed into the
Affordable Care Act.  Instead of making herself look like the mirror image of Paul
"I'm-doing-my-midnight-ride-because-the-Brits-have-a-noose-with-my-name-on-it"
Revere,  she made herself look more stupid and more of a liar than before.  This
was a great achievement, being that she already was branded the titles moron and
idiot.

Anyway, the panel that was fraudulently misrepresented ... or misinterpreted ... by a
functional illiterate who was incapable of citing one Supreme Court case.  Anyway,
the panel is the Independent Payment Advisory Board (the IPAB.)  All that the board
may do is propose cost-cutting measures, should Medicare expenses start to rise too
rapidly.  The cost-saving recommendations may NOT advocate reducing the amount
of Medicare or the quality of care.  This is law.

Funds Excluded for Abortions

Concerning abortion, you  must come to terms with the reality that there are people
of conscience in America who cannot bring themselves to support abortion, and
that this conscientious objection is neither a mental illness nor something limited
to a minority fringe.  These people will have tormented consciences, if they sup-
port abortion in any way.  In as much, the remedy was to make sure that private
insurers would have two premium accounts; one that takes into itself:

1} a major portion of the monthly premium paid by the policyholder and federal
     subsidy dollars.  No abortion provider is to be paid from this account.

    and one that takes into itself:

2} a minority of policyholder payments.  Abortions will be payed-for from here.

In addition, every company in the 'exchange' (in each sovereign state of operation)
must have at least one policy that does NOT provide abortion coverage.

Concerning the claim that the Affordable Care Act will make abortions cost one
dollar per abortion, the reality is that the cost for the rider covering abortion is
not to be lower than $1 of insurance premium money per month.   The essence
of the Affordable Care Act is that persons of conscience are not put on the spot
when it comes to funding abortions with their tax dollars.  The artificial contra-
ceptives rule is another issue and needs amended.

The Gravina Access Project

For the record, when America first encountered Sarah Palin, the first thing she
claimed was that the federal government kept pushing her to take federal tax
dollars to build a bridge to nowhere and that she said no.  Well, this turned
out to be a complete lie.  She ran on the platform of building the bridge with
federal dollars, when she ran for governess of Alaska.

The specific funding for the bridge-to-nowhere was amended in such a way
that the United States Congress included it in an Alaska transportation bill.
Therefore, Salin Palin got the money she claimed that she declined.  Then
in the Year 2007, she cancelled the bridge construction project, altogether.
Yet, she did NOT turn the money.


So remember:  Palin RECEIVED AND ACCEPTED the bridge to nowhere
money.  In fact, she got money for TWO bridges to nowherenamely for the
Gravina Bridge and the Knik Arm Bridge.  It was included in a $286.4 million
appropriations bill for Alaska.  The vote in the senate was 91 yeas, only 4 nays,
and 5 abstentions.

World renown USA Today reported on this and the invaluable factcheck.org
website provided needed details:

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-08-31-palin-bridge_N.htm

http://www.factcheck.org/2008/09/bridge-to-nowhere/

August 15, 2016

The Vicious WalMart Cycle

Let us begin with the Vicious WalMart Cycle:

WalMart has been importing slave labor merchandise since the mid-1990s.  It was
in the mid-1990s when Sam Walton died, along with his motto of "Buy American."
The exploitation of foreign labor contributed to the loss of America's livable wage
jobs by the millions, as well as the accumulative half-trillion dollar per year United
States Trade Balance Deficit, and the loss of 60,000 manufacturing outlets.

The people who lost their livable wages jobs could no longer afford basic household
necessities above the lowest priced items.  Thus, those who lost their livable waged
jobs on account of WalMart and other exploitative corporations ended up becoming
dependent upon the same WalMart and similar exploitative retail outlets who caused
the unemployment, in the first place.

The Newt Gingrich Catch 22:  Tell this to the closest Sarah Palin follower

The more powerful WalMart became, the more unemployed the American work-
force became.  The more powerful WalMart became, in its exploitation of foreign
labor, the more dependent upon WalMart merchandise became the unemployed 
of America, because they couldn't afford anything else in America's retail world.
WalMart and other unfairly advantaged corporations caused the unemployment
in the first place.   

As a result, overseas workers became WalMart's slaves, as well as did the workers
stationed on the lowest end of the American totem pole.  This is the Newt Gingrich
Catch-22.  Gingrich was the Speaker of the House when NAFTA came into being,
resulting in America no longer being a manufacturing nation.  Of course, the law
of nature is that any nation the size of a continent (possessing temperate climate)
must be a manufacturing nation or it will become a coast to coast version of Oliver
Twist's England.  Except for Dick Cheney & George Bush II, no one caused more
damage to America than did Newt Gingrich.

As a qualifying statement, international exchange ... if it's fair and non-criminal ...
is good.  In fact, it's a necessity.  However, being an accomplice to labor exploita-
tion is NOT cultural exchange.  It's the suffocation of it.
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1 Yi Jiao
Due to the Gingrich-based Republican Party of the 1990s, as well as the president from
the former slavery State of Arkansas, humanity saw an Arkansas-based WalMart trans-
form from a "Made in the USA" corporation into the most nightmarish labor exploiter
in world history.  Slavery made its way back to Southern living, via proxy.  It was a
suspicious coincidence that an Arkansas corporation gained retail mogul status during
the presidency of an Arkansas native.

Bill Clinton, the least democratic of the 20th Century Democratic presidents, mocked
those who objected to the crime against laboring humanity that he signed into law.  He
described the conscientious objectors as isolationists.  Bill Clinton committed defama-
tion and set the stage for the Battle of Seattle.  He made these people sound paranoiac,
illiterate, and inbred.

There was no cultural exchange occurring in the trade practices that the Gingrich Con-
gress authored.  Nor was there economic exchange, being that the exploited workers
of Central American and Asia could not afford to buy American.  It was one-way im-
porting and one-way buying.

Americans were expected to furnish their own American homes with merchandise from
China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, El Salvador, & Guatemala, as well as the cocoa
fields of the Ivory Coast.  But, workers from labor abusive nations were not expected to
buy American, in any type of fair exchange.  In as much, it was untold audacity to call
the new form of labor exploitation Free Trade.  Newt Gingrich and his associates need
to one day be brought to trial in an international court of law.  He and they need to be
Nuremberged.  He did nothing but destroy a lot of American dreams and created a lot
of foreign nightmare scenarios which even recently occurred in Bangladesh.

Wal*Mart's unfair trade advantage was the same unfair advantage given to all of the
U.S. corporations who ended up sending manufacturing overseas.  It was the same
unfair trade advantage that the slave-owning South had over the North.  That injust-
ice lead to an extremely bloody war.

The more powerful Wal*Mart became, in suppressing American workers' ability to
find livable wage work, the more dependent upon Wal*Mart became the cheated
American workers.  As far back as 2010, it was easily ascertainable that the five
principle Wal*Mart heirs held as much wealth as did the bottom 41.5% of Ameri-
cans.  In 2007, it was 30.5%.   The amount is approximately $89.5 billion.

The Wal*Mart heirs hold the money owed to underpaid sweatshop workers and cheat-
ed Americans who lost business opportunities and jobs.  Americans can't hired other
Americans at 85 cents an hour.  Incidentally, when slave labor importation began, it
began during the Reagan years.  The wage paid to the adult workers was 24 cents a
hour.  In 2010, Cantonese worker made 75 cents an hour.


One more thing:  A tree is known by its fruits.  If American corporate management
could get away with paying Americans as little as they do Bangladesh workers, what
makes you that they wouldn't do so?  The practice of paying extremely low wages in
America occurred throughout the 1890s and turn of the century.  The South spent a
number of centuries not paying their African workers.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jul/31/bernie-s/sanders-says-walmart-heirs-own-more-wealth-bottom-/

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/18/business/la-fi-mo-walmart-heirs-20120718

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allan-brawley/outsourcing-death-and-inj_b_3249148.html

http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/05/01/problem-walmarts-hunger-games

http://www.labornotes.org/blogs/2013/04/supply-chain-workers-tell-walmart%E2%80%99s-dirty-secrets

August 14, 2016

Senate Filibuster Stats

The Senate's minority party fiddling away while the proverbial Rome burns

Filibuster is a Dutch word which means 'pirate.'  It refers to a minority senator hog-
ging the floor and speaking for an inordinately long time, in order to prevent a vote
being cast which will  result in the majority party passing the law presented for vot-
ing.  Segregationist Strom Thurmond holds the record for time on the floor, prevent-
ing a vote from being cast.

A filibuster consists in abusing the no-time-limit rule of a senator speaking on the
floor.  It is ended by means of motioning for cloture and then obtaining at least a
3/5 vote of present senators. Well, the 110th Congress saw its senator file for over
a hundred motions for cloture, for the first time in history ... 139.  The 110th Con-
gress existed in 2007/2008.  The 109th Congress only filed 68 motions, in compar-
ison.

During Barack Obama's first term, there were 247 motions for cloture filed in the
Senate, meaning that there were 247 filibusters.  During George Walker Bush's
first term, there were 133.   During Bill Clinton's first term, 162 were filed.  Dur-
ing George Bush Seniors first and only term, there were 98.  During Ronald Rea-
gan's first term, there were 72.  During Jimmy Carter's only term, there were 53.
In contrast, during Ike's eight years in office, there were only  2.  During FDR's
12 and 1/3 years in office, there were 5.

The latest year when there was no filibuster at all in the senate was 1959.  In fact,
July 24, 1954 and March 7, 1960, there were no motions for cloture at all, mean-
ing that there were no cited filibusters.  If there were any during that time, they
were ignored by the official records.

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/cloture_motions/clotureCounts.htm

Note:  There are no U.S. House of Representative filibusters, because there is a
time limit for a representative to speak on the floor.

Ronald Reagan, the Great Liar ... not great communicator.

Hundreds of millions of Americans need
more than a Reaganomic trickle.  They all
need the main stream.  The rich never create
jobs.  Only shoppers do ... only an increase
in demand does.

The Communist Sweatshop Dictatorship of
China has proven that it's falsehood to state,
"If you built it, they will come."  The dozens
of newly built Chinese Ghost Cities prove this
to be so.  Reagan is the one who opened trade
with Communist China, claiming that it would
become a capitalist nation.  Communist China
only become more ruthless & irresponsible.
At best, Ronald Reagan was a very mean April Fool's joke.  At worst, his numer-
ical record tells the tale.  The worship of Ronald Reagan was false-advertising
hype, for the new conservative Republican Way.  It was/is a way where only the
rich who need no help are helped all the more.  Meanwhile, the working poor
were left to endure all the more heavily weighted burdens.

Keep in mind that the original Republican platform was low military spending.
The Republican party of Teddy Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Gerald Ford was
completely different than that of today.  Today, a Republican is locut eating
up the land.

Contained herein are links to a number of newspaper articles written about Ronald
'S&L Crisis' Reagan during the actual Reagan years.  Those articles are journalism
at point zero range, chronologically speaking.  They constitute journalism complete-
ly free of time distortions and altered historical accounts.  They serve the function
of the evidence that Reagan was neither the great prophet, nor the enlightening sage,
nor the fearless warrior that the right wing world made him out to be ... that he was
NOT Mount Rushmore material, to state it politely.

Reagan caused a lot of harm to Americans who weren't the richest of the rich.  He
caused so much harm to America that the Reagan years consisted in picking up the
pieces of American wreckage, after he signed something into law or set forth an
executive order.

            By his life and by his deeds, Reagan taught us one thing:
. . . that the exceptionally stupid lie an exceptional amount of times.

For those of you brainwashed into believing that Ronald 'O-Ring" Reagan was the
greatest man to ever live, the following links will provide you with an eye-opening
and mind-liberating education.  Reagan was a chronic liar during an era when there
was no internet fact checking capability.

The news articles linked from this page are in the Must Read status.  Included are a
few commentaries written around the general time span of Reagan's 100th birthday.
They mostly concentrate on how much of a liar Reagan was.  Those added articles
are also Must Reads.  They'll answer all questions but one:  When did Reagan not 
lie?  If you were there, in the Reagan years ... and if you were not a yuppie ... you
would understand.

As an added preparatory section:

Under Reagan, in 1985, the U.S. became a net debtor nation for the first time since
1914.
          http://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/17/business/us-turns-into-debtor-nation.html
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In fact, in 1985, the United States became the largest debtor nation on earth.  Yet,
when Reagan entered office, the U.S. was the largest creditor nation on earth.

In contrast, under Gerald Ford, the United States was the second largest exporting
nation in the world.  Plus, under Gerald Ford, the number of Americans living be-
low the poverty line diminished.  Despite this successful economic state of affairs,
Reagan ran against Ford in 1976, as if there were cause to do so.

http://articles.latimes.com/1986-06-24/news/mn-21190_1_foreign-investments

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1291&dat=19860319&id=VwtUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=kowDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6642,6797126

Under Reagan, from 1981 to 1983, the number of Americans living below the
poverty line went from 31,822,000 to 35,303,000.  The comfortable Ronald
Reagan was NOT one of them.
                                                   http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0104525.html
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In 1987, the U.S. was still the top debtor nation on earth.  Reagan kept making
America weaker.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=D5AbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=51EEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7251,6267900&dq=reagan+america+largest+top+debtor+nation&hl=en
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In 1988, Reagan's last year in office, the U.S. remained the top debtor nation.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8WYVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XAsEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4833,121573&dq=us+world%27s+top+creditor+nation&hl=en
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The Ronald Reagan propaganda machine made it sound as if the state of the Ameri-
can economy was consistently improving with time.  Well, Reagan entered office in
January of 1981.

1} The worst unemployment rate since the Great Depression emerged.  2} As was
previously mentioned, in 1985 the US turned from top creditor nation to top debtor
nation.  3} What wasn't mentioned yet was that, also in 1985, the first of many S&L
bank failures occurred.  It resulted in a bank holiday being declared in an Ohio where
the deposit-insurance reserve had been drained.  4} Then came the following year,
when the Tax Reform Act of 1986 was signed into law, along with the repeal of a
real estate investor's "passive activity deduction" which turned the Ohio S&L Crisis
into an eventual national phenomenon, in combination with fraud, deregulation, and
Reagan's obsession with decreasing inflation, while not keeping the prime interest rate
down.  5} The piece de resistance of the Reagan Years occurred on October 19, 1987.
That was when the Stock Market Crashed.

This leads us to the ultimate and quintessential question for the Reagan Propaganda
Machine:  What Reagan Recovery?

Black Monday: 25th anniversary of 1987 stock market crash; ABCNews, 2012

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/national_world&id=8852839

Reagan's Leadership, Too, Was Questioned After 1987 Stock Market Drop;
NPR News, 2011

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2011/08/09/139237597/reagans-leadership-too-was-questioned-after-1987-market-drop

A Brief History of the 1987 Stock Market Crash with a Discussion of the Federal
Reserve Response;  issued by the Federal Reserve Board, 2006

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2007/200713/200713pap.pdf
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The Savings & Loan Crisis began on Reagan's watch, and eventually cost the Ameri-
can taxpayer $124 billion.  Now, the S&L Crisis and the Stock Market Crash occurred
late in Reagan's presidency.  Therefore, they were the product of Reagan's configura-
tion of the economy (his sabotage of it.)  Furthermore,  being that they occurred so
late in his presidency, he couldn't blame them on Jimmy Carter.
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The commentaries written in the vicinity of Reagan's 100th birthday are also posted
here, after the 1960s, 70s, and 80s articles.  A few articles written at the turn of the
century are also linked here.  The 100th birthday commentaries were published by
the various media entities with the intent to inform the world that the adulation of
Ronald 'Iran/Contra' Reagan was nothing more than lying propaganda, in order
to deceive humanity into making the obscenely wealthy more obscenely wealthy.
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Here is the block of Reagan-era articles: 

Reagan's Liar Charge Backfires, by Drew Pearson  1967 (famous writer at the time.)
Article of paramount importance, showing Reagan to be the quintessential liar:

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=uJgfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Y9QEAAAAIBAJ&pg=947,3419605&dq=reagan+liar&hl=en
*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *  *
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Callaway Cites Reagan's Past; Concord Monitor article in Nashua Telegraph, 1975.
Another article of paramount importance, showing Reagan contradicting his rhetoric.
Callaway was Gerald Ford's 1976 campaign director.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LZ0rAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GPwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5431,5553232&dq=reagan+national+debt+poll&hl=en 
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Reagan: Credibilty Gap, by Jack Anderson; St. Petersburg Times, 1967

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=zA0mAAAAIBAJ&sjid=j1oDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5389,5589852&dq=reagan+credibility+gap&hl=en

Seventeen years later ...

Reagan's Credibility Gap; Schenectady Gazette, 1984

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3BAhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=V3MFAAAAIBAJ&pg=998,3331713&dq=reagan+credibility+gap&hl=en

Now, observe:  Twenty years later ...

Reagan's Credibility Gap; Glasgow Herald, 1987

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9RI1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=yKULAAAAIBAJ&pg=1955,3142601&dq=reagan+credibility+gap&hl=en 
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Reagan Scandal Probe; TheVillage Voice, 1976.  The article begins as follows:

"There is a storm brewing which will provide major embarrassment to former
Governor Ronald Reagan."

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8_ZNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PosDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3680,3301495&dq=reagan+scandal&hl=en
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President (Jimmy Carter) says that Reagan Lied,
and pulls out the record to show it.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dUdNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IPsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5447,37883&dq=reagan+lied&hl=en
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Reagan's Unemployment Thicket; Milwaukee Journal, 1982

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ix4eAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sX4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=5135,85225&dq=reagan+unemployment+rate&hl=en 
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Reagan:  Job Rate 'Tragic';  Pittsburgh Press, 1982, two years after Reagan was
sworn in as president.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WgsfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FpYEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5370,3010082&dq=reagan+unemployment+rate&hl=en
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10.8% Jobless Rate Highest Since 1940; Palm Beach Post, 1982

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=TwEtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Sc4FAAAAIBAJ&pg=2680,2268825&dq=reagan+unemployment+rate+10.8&hl=en
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Deficit Picture Worsens; 1982 NYT News Service

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ktohAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tJ8FAAAAIBAJ&pg=1161,4866000&dq=reagan+deficit+lied+national+debt&hl=en
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Civil Rights Protection Down, Records Show; Bangor Daily News, 1982
(Illustrates that Reagan lied when he said that his administration processed civil
rights cases more frequently than the Carter administration.)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=x7YzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SDgHAAAAIBAJ&pg=1389,4912193&dq=reagan+numbers+contradict&hl=en
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Reagan backs gas tax hike; Youngstown Vindicator 1982

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=2yFAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eVgMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4223,2984038&dq=reagan+lower+wages&hl=en
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Still Unemployment Rate Confounds Reagan Aids; Spokesman-Review, 1983

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=5NkvAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qe4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=4886,1829364&dq=reagan+unemployment+rate&hl=en
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Indians call Reagan liar, deceiver; Lakeland Ledger 1983

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BpQsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=r_sDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3088,354705&dq=reagan+liar&hl=en
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News articles about polls taken in 1987, an Iran/Contra year:

Most in poll believe Reagan may be lying; Mohave Daily Miner, 1987

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=nGELAAAAIBAJ&sjid=l1IDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5488,1826341&dq=reagan+lied+iran-contra&hl=en

Poll finds most think Reagan lied on knowing, Pgh Post Gazette, 1987

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xNZRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IW4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5537,5801538&dq=reagan+lied+iran-contra&hl=en

Poll still shows Reagan lying on Iran/Contra; The Miami News, 1987

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rw9XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=O0MNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2518,4733433&dq=reagan+lied+iran-contra&hl=en

Poll:  North telling the truth, Reagan lying; Pgh Post Gazette, 1987

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vtZRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IW4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3465,3745682&dq=reagan+poll+truth&hl=en

Iran-Contra Hearings; 
A Majority in New Poll Still Find Reagan Lied on Iran-Contra Issue, NYT 1987 

http://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/18/world/iran-contra-hearings-majority-new-poll-still-find-reagan-lied-iran-contra-issue.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm
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The quintessential article which summarizes the failure known as the Reagan ad-
ministration, written while Reagan was still president is found through the follow-
ing link.  It's titled, The Sad Legacy of Ronald Reagan, and it's brought to you
through the Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1988:

                     http://mises.org/freemarket_detail.aspx?control=488
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Articles written after the Reagan years:

Reagan broke promises and lied; others pay; Wilmington Star (NC) 1990.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kIZRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IxQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6925,343057&dq=reagan+broke+promise&hl=en
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Reagan (was) behind lies, (Oliver) North says; Milwaukee Sentinel, 1994

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AqxRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_hIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4694,7373083&dq=reagan+lied+iran-contra&hl=en
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(Oliver) North said he lied to protect Reagan's role in Iran/Contra;
based on a 1994 CBS Face the Nation interview.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Je9LAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Be0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=1870,7601288&dq=reagan+lied+iran-contra&hl=en
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Observe how Reagan was not the iron lion he was made out to be;
how he waffled like Romney, the other intense liar:

Reagan:  Marines to stay in Lebanon; Pgh Post Gazette, Aug 1983

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yKlRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=pm0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=3910,6952425&dq=reagan+lebanon+marines&hl=en

Marines prepare to leave Beirut; Deseret News (Salt Lake City), Feb 1984

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wy1TAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tIIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5916,3020961&dq=reagan+withdraw+from+lebanon&hl=en
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Reagan's Legacy:  Homelessness in America

http://www.nhi.org/online/issues/135/reagan.html
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Published on Friday, March 10, 2000 in The Nation:

Ronald Reagan Was Many Things,
But Most Undeniably He Was A Pathological Liar,
by Eric Alterman

http://www.commondreams.org/views/031000-101.htm
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The Reagan Fraud, by Jeff Riggenbach, 2009

http://mises.org/daily/5009/
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Why not let Reagan rest in peace?  Because many of the most 
serious problems facing America today began on his watch,
by Peter Dreier  2011

http://www.thenation.com/article/158321/reagans-real-legacy#

August 12, 2016

Trickle-down Reaganomics is Oligarchy; NOT Democracy

The United States government was
designed to be a bicameral federal
republic; two legislative chambers
in two tiers --- state and nationwide.
It's foundation stones were electors
& representatives who were meant
to check and balance the senate.

The US government was never de-
signed to be a democracy.  Nor was
it designed to be a corporate dictator-
ship of lobbyists.  Decision-making
was intended to involve more than
1%.  Reaganomic Trickle Downism
is unAmerican.  The idea of wealth
trickling from a few is repugnant.
It leaves the majority of Americans
unable to steer their own destinies.
The trickle-down mindset only values a human life according to each individual's bank
account holdings.  The trickle-down theory reduces life's goal to nothing more than the
ringing-up of a cash register, thereby showing how uncreative, vain, lifeless, and void
of personalities the present-day wealthy are.  All that they can think of is getting a hand-
ful of surrogates with loud and disrespectful mouths to badger and harass the middle
class and poor who already have more than enough burdens to carry in life.

In addition, the George WMD Bush years proved that Trickle-down Reaganism does
NOT work.  The trickles went overseas, to places such as Mitt Romney's Swiss and
Cayman Island bank accounts, as well as to numerous low-waged nations, for the sake
of giving an unfair benefit to a few who leech off of burdened sweatshop workers
who operate as slaves throughout the earth.

It's extremely anti-American to limit the decision-making process to a mere 1% of the
population, all the while expecting hundreds of millions of North and South Americans
to be powerless sheep, subject to the whims of ultra-rich people who, in reality, only
hold ultra-wealth because they either profited from underpaying workers and/or over-
charging customers and/or unfair commercial advantages that only they were granted.
The bottom line is that the rich hold the wealth owed to underpaid workers and over-
charged customers.  This is why Nuremberg-type trials continue to emerge.

In a previous article, I mentioned the thesis statement of the truly successful:

You don't have to work hard, you have to work smart(ly).

Well, there is one more feature that separates the successful person from the
non-successful one.  It goes as follows:

It's not what you know that counts.   It's who you know that does.

The diatribes of those who spoke for the wealthy, in contempt of the burdened in
society are the diatribes of those who leech off of the wealthy, in the form of cor-
porate media payroll checks. These people do not go on air and assassinate the
character of the burdened for free.  Also keep in mind that the head of FoxNews
is a repulsively obese individual who shows himself to be as lazy as laziness itself,
in said obesity.  That is to say that FoxNews people work for a pig ... literally.
 
In fact, Republican politicians cow-tow to the rich, only because the burdened
middle class and poor can't as easily fund their re-election campaigns.  In similar
fashion, the same middle class and poor can't as easily pay the ridiculously high
salaries to radio talk show hosts, television commentators, and similar operatives.
Therefore, right wing bully pulpit radio talk show hosts go about lambasting and
ridiculing the burdened,  assuming that they personally don't get any self-seeking
benefit from the poor.

It's the poor and middle class who work for the holders of wealth.  Therefore, it's
the working poor who make wealth for the wealthy.  The rich don't create more
jobs.  The working poor do so, in enabling more sales and consumer demand.  In
as much, the right wing radio talk show host who lambasts the working poor has
been benefiting from them, in that the talk show hosts' paychecks are signed by
those who benefit from the working poor.  This is the ultimate ingratitude.  In fact,
this is why things such as the French Revolution occurred in the past and is in the
process of reoccurring in the present tense, on an entirely different continent.

Keep in mind that the Tunisian Revolution already came and went, having started
the ball rolling.  The Occupy Wall Street movement was the warning shot fired
across the bow.  The rich of today, like the aristocrats of Louis XVI's court,
paid no heed.

The bottom line is that anything which shrinks the number of people involved in
America's decision-making processes is un-American, anti-patriotic, & treason-
ous to the ideal of We, the People.  America is supposed to consist in We, the
People, and NOT We, the 1%, along with an entourage of our loud mouthpieces
who hog the air waves as much as possible.  This means that Ronald "Triple the
National Debt" Reagan, George "WMD" Bush, Dick "Waterboarder" Cheney,
NAFTA Newt Gingrich, Rush "Viagra Smuggler" Limbaugh, and Mitt "Cayman
Island" Romney have thus far been the most anti-American & unpatriotic people
you've seen and heard in the past 34 years.  They have been antagonists to the
vast majority of Americans  ...  for decades. ____________________________________________________________

August 10, 2016

The multipler effect, the SNAP food stamp program, and the TEA Party's mask of religion in condemning food stamps.


In September 2013, a well-fed
and highly paid Republican U.S.
House members voted to cut the
SNAP allotments of the disabled,
the elderly, the working poor, and
children by $39 billion/10yrs, all
the while doing nothing to lower
food prices or to create jobs.
The present state of affairs show that the only effective thing that TEA Party Re-
publicans are doing is turning the lower economic strata of America into an out-
casted population of Acceptable Loss.  Yet, all that they have to do is end the on-
going rise in the Trade Balance Deficit that has been rising to the tune of a half
trillion dollars per year for decades.  It's done by bringing back to America or its
territories the lost 5 million jobs and 60,000 lost manufacturing enterprises that
vanished at the hands of Newt Gingrich, George Bush, and other Republicans
who served the very rich at the expense of the very poor, the working poor, and
those one step from poverty.

None the less, macro-economic behavior is such that a food stamp program takes
zero dollars out of any national economy.  Rather, such a system serves as a stim-
ulus program, on account of a mathematical phenomenon known as the Multiplier
Effect.  It's one of the first things taught to college economics students. 

November 1, 2013:  An automatic decrease of $5 billion in food stamp allotments
went into effect.  It was the result of a 2009 stimulus feature expiring.  Therefore,
it was a matter of reducing a percentage of the SNAP food stamp budget to the tune
of 5%.   Now, this decrease is in addition to the $39 billion SNAP budget reduction
which still needs to be passed by the US Senate and signed into law by the president.

U.S. House Republicans failed to cooperate with the Senate in passing any jobs bill,
and they simultaneously neglected to do what is needed to trigger a decrease in food
prices that rose during the Great Recession and remain hovering at a level too high
for the present American Economy.  Yet, in keeping with their economic incompe-
tence, as if to be purposely sabotaging the U.S. economy for the sake of those who
fund their re-election campaigns, House members succeeded in getting food stamp
benefits cut, as if no one really needs food for survival.  All the while, the reduction
will reduce grocery retail incomes.

An Illustrated Version of the Multiplier Effect
The multiplier effect involves the dominoes effect of spending the same one
dollar and how much that dollar travels in a string of consecutive purchases.
It is the flow of money in a society, resulting from spending.  It's measured in
relation to a change income and a responding change in what is known as the
multiple propensity to consume; the MPS.  Translated into English, the MPS
is the repeated likelihood of a certain percentage of your income being spent,
as opposed to being saved.

The formulas involving  this are reminiscent of hieroglyphics, at first look.
But, the concept is simple logic and it permeates throughout economic math.

The multiplier effect of the food stamp program is such that, for every food
stamp dollar spent, $1.74 in economic activity is generated.  This translates
into business income being generated.   Thus, businesses throughout Ameri-
ca will lose approximately $8.5 billion in income, on account of the Novem-
ber 1 food stamp allotment cut.  Grocery stores lose out when food stamp al-
lotments are reduced.  Thus, food stamp cuts reduce a nation's GDP.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505145_162-57609936/millions-on-food-stamps-facing-benefits-cuts/

Now, former Reagan budget director, David Stockman, pointed out that the
congress appropriated far too much money on military spending, even to the
point of saying on-air that America can defend itself on $400 billion a year,
instead of the $689 and $633 billion plus CIA, NSA, & HLS costs of recent
years.  This $400 billion mark was the usual budget during the Clinton years.

During the Bush and TEA Party years, however, the military price tag became
obscenely high, equaling the accumulative military budgets of the next 22 high-
est military spender nations, as I illustrated in 2011 research on military spend-
ing.  In as much, the proper compromise between TEA Party spending and
economic expert David Stockman's recommendation would be $500 billion.

Incidentally, all that you need to know is entry-level economics, in order to see
how erroneous the Republican Party platform on economics is.  Only when it
comes to derivatives, juxtaposing ratios, and advanced Cost Accounting do you
need an advanced prowess in econ.  None the less, you don't have to be an eco-
nomics expert to understand the overall picture of a nation's economy.  He only
have to be a man of goodwill, a person with a sense of decency, someone in
possession of a conscience.

None the less, the Southern congressman who went on national TV and claimed
to have been an economics expert on account of having raised a family was en-
tirely asinine.  This is because there are different phases and categories of eco-
nomics, such as Macro-economics, Micro-economics, and International Eco-
nomics.  Running a household in micro-economics.

Economics expert, David Stockman, knows economics efficiently and he under-
stands the mechanism of the multiplier effect on an economy. The SNAP food
stamp program increases the multiplier effect.  Meanwhile, tax cuts given to the
greed-stricken wealthy takes money out of the circular flow of currency such
that the money which ended up in overseas tax havens and foreign sweatshop
investments cost America 5 million jobs and 60,000 manufacturing outlets.

In memory of the Pittsburgh steel industry which dissolved in the smelter of Reaganomics.
The obvious on-air liars of the Right Wing, such as Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly,
and the Glen Beck who admitted that he does ZERO FACT CHECKING, kept
stating that food stamps go to lazy able-bodied people who have large TV sets,
autos, cell phones, etc.  Well, the vast majority of recipients are children, the
elderly, and the disabled, as well as those who do work but are underpaid.  In
fact, 5,000 active-duty military personnel were reported as being food stamp
recipients.

Concerning children on food stamps, there are red state regions where the per-
centage of them are high ... according to PBS.    This is especially the case in
Rush Limbaugh's native state of Missouri.  In as much, red state TEA Party
voters are sabotaging their own businesses, especially their grocery stores.
There are simultaneously being vicious to children, the elderly, & disabled.
Below is a very partial list from the pertinent PBS publication found at:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/interactive/patchworknation/stats/food-stamps/percent-children-food-stamps/

              Percentage of children dependent upon food stamps

The $39 billion food stamp reduction vote:

The vote of September 19 was very close; 217 to 210.  The House of Reps voted to
delete $39 billion from the food stamp budget for the next ten years.  Ironically, the
farm subsidies which yearly range from $15 to $35 million will be kept in tact.  The
hypocrisy is that the Republican Party did ZERO to reduce the cost of food which
started elevating during the Bush Recession.

The estimate is that approximately 3 million Americans will become ineligible for
any food stamp allotment, and 850,000 will have their allotments reduced.  Furth-
ermore fifteen Republicans actually voted against the cuts.   Due to the sequester,
the Meals on Wheels program already was reduced. 

Ignoring the Multiplier Effect:  The TEA Party Way

Despite the existence of the Multiplier Effect in the universe of mathematics, Ted
Cruz, Michelle Bachmann, the overpaid & airheaded Sarah Palin, Stephen Fincher
and other TEA Party politicians ignore it.  Interestingly enough,  the aforementioned
persons all adhere to the "Evangelical," "Born-Again," "Fundamentalist," "Southern
Baptist," "Neo-Confederate," "Tent Revivalist," "Saved" religion of the extremely
backward, crass, isolated, segregationist, anti-federal, and rural culture of White
Anglicized America.

In this religion, its adherents believe that each one has the power to interpret the
Bible on his/her own.  So, they decided to take out of context one sentence of the
Bible, as an excuse to take away needed food from the needy, while not reducing
their own congressional pay checks and/or speech fees by even a penny.

As if to be establishing a religion ... namely the religion of Southern slave owners,
cross burners, lynch mob coordinators, and segregationists ...  they also made sure
to keep active the subsidies that gained for Southern Congressman Stephen Finch-
er $3.48 million.

The quote Fincher and Bachmann blasphemously used out of context came from
Saint Paul.  He was writing to a community whose members included people who
believed that the End of World was a few days to a few months away.  This belief
was erroneous, because it contradicted the prophecy that the Faith spread by Peter
and the apostles would first be spread throughout the entire world, before the world
would come to an end.  So, Paul wrote that he did not advise that anyone who was
unwilling to work should be a part of the dining tables ... until they stopped believ-
ing that the world was soon to come to an end.

Concerning the true Christian religion, and NOT the one disfigured through the
centuries by those who broke away from original Christianity, the following is
what the Son of Man will say to those consigned to eternal damnation at the end
of the world, after the Resurrection of the Dead. It directly hits at the heart of the
miserly mindset of the TEA Party Republican:

Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the
eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.  For I was hungry and you
gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you
gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, 
and you did not care for me.’

Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty
or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?'
He will answer then, "I tell you solemnly, what you did NOT do for one of
these least ones, you did not do for me."  And these will go off to eternal
punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” 

According to the Bible, therefore, Stephen Fincher, Michelle Bachmann, and oth-
er TEA Party Republicans are on the road Hell.  At this point, keep one more thing
in mind:  The Bible, the Fathers of the Church, the Doctors of the Church, and the
Papal teachings always refer to Jesus the Nazarene as Christ the King and NOT as
Christ the Republican.  That's King and NOT Republican.  In fact, Christ is surely
not referred to as Christ the TEA Party Republican.  Thus, the TEA Party claim
that Christ was the quintessential TEA Party Republican is literally blasphemy,
according to true Christianity, and NOT the grotesque caricature of it that accom-
panied Cross Burnings, Lynch Mobs, and the 2013 shutting down of the United
States government.

Bill O'Reily and his Doctrine of Hatred

Bill O'Reilly was wrong in his audacious assessment of Christ.  In fact, he claim-
ed that Jesus never said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."
Well, contrary to non-physician O'Reilly's assessment, crucifixion does not cause
suffocation.  Roman crucifixion results in hypovolemic shock and the complica-
tions involved with it.  If it involved suffocation, then Roman convicts wouldn't
have lasted days on their crosses, at times.  O'Reilly, filled with the hated with
which he is, denies that Christ has mercy.   So, he called the Gospel authors liars,
as if he is now the true voice of truth.

O'Reilly calls himself Catholic, but the center of Catholicism is the Mercy of God.

Thus, in denying that Christ ever said, "Father forgive them," O'Reilly lies. He
lies, due to the hatred that consumes him.  In addition, Bachmann and Fincher
misinterpreted one Biblical sentence, as a ploy to intimidate the public into think-
ing that giving Stephen Fincher $3.48 million is the will of a God who will crush
you, if you don't give Fincher $3.48 million taxpayer dollars.

Concerning this, a FoxNews regular went on air, and as a propaganda ploy, he
asked if food stamp recipients feel shame for using food stamps.  This ploy sug-
gested that food stamp allotments are a disgrace.

ANS:  Food stamp recipients feel a number of things.  They feel hungry and/or
wracked and/or drained and/or burdened and/or one step away from destitution
and/or relief.  Food stamp recipients also feel the cancer and/or the aging and/or
the severe-level asthma attacks and/or the muscle weakness and/or the back pain,
and/or other physical pains.  Yet other food stamp recipients feel their tininess and
frailty, concerning those in the childhood age group.  The children felt hunger too.

One thing is for certain:  The FoxNews people,  morbidly obese Limbaugh, the
admitted alcoholic Glenn Beck who equally admitted to having done ZERO fact
checking all feel no one's pain.  Let it be repeated.  They feel no one's pain.  They
are the ones in the state of delusion.

Of course, the Republicans, dating back to Ronald "Rust Belt" Reagan, stereotype
food stamp recipients as blacks driving Cadillacs.  The truth is that 36% of the food
stamp recipients of America are white.  One point to make at this point is that food
stamp money goes back into the American economy.  Romney's money went to the
Cayman Islands and Switzerland.  Thus, what Romney did damaged America in its
time of need.  What food stamp recipients did was spread money amongst the groc-
er industry.  Incidentally, over 60% of Republicans were indifferent to the idea of
the United States defaulting on its debts.

A couple weeks of the TEA Party way cost America $24 billion.  They should, by
law, be required to reimburse America.  This is because what they did was intention-
al blackmail.  One would state that they are immune.  However, in the presence of
malice, there is no immunity.  What they did was malicious ... or so stupid that they
have the moral duty to resign from their posts, being that they proved that they do
not do what they are doing.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/09/19/house-gop-food-stamp-cuts/2839343/