Ok tommyd, you got a better idea? Of course.
Start all political thought and analysis, with the following, and in this order: water, food and shelter, because everything else follows. Call it the basic progression of life.
Now the GOPstapo version is, serve us (work) or else die. And the problem with that is, how can you reasonably be expected to work if you have no water, food, shelter and protective clothing?
So it is common sense for any person in such situation to realize that it’s not fair to have to work first. But the GOPstapo will tell you that some person from Jamestown, Plymouth Rock, et al. made this rule, work or die and then purchase all available means to convince 50.00001 % of the voting population that “we” must adhere to this rule; except what these idiots don’t realize is that back then there was water, food, wood and potential shelter everywhere. These things were neither scarce nor cornered by an absolute private sector monopoly.
We also know by history, empirical knowledge and the probability of common sense, that such things do become scarce, by use, and an expanding population.
But as you may readily see, “Liberals” don’t like that realityThe Malthusian Axiom so then why do the “conservatives” hate it as well? Because they’re closet Liberals or at least closet “Keynesians”.
But aside from all of the Democratic-republican party bullshit, you cannot reasonably apply situations and attitudes from some remote time as the standard for the present; yet the GOPstopO does this all the time; and their doing so constitutes an unreasonable, intolerant and harsh disposition towards the general well being of the National populace; and thereby they deserve no National quarter and at the very least no approbation in such mean and anti-human disposition. In short their attitude and disposition, or any that share it, have nothing to offer the Nation; and thus they are unsuitable to be a Federal Party.
The government has to recognize the social reality of the greatest number within the framework of the Federal Constitution. It fails to do this because it is occupied by the Democratic-republicans.
Perception is driven by expectation. When a human being searches for something it always goes back to water, food and shelter unless those things are already secured and provided for, from whence they shall look beyond to those things which render life more pleasant and agreeable. For example
The perceptions and expectations behind the RayGun campaign gimmick of “are you better off than you were 4 years ago” have likewise changed along with the circumstances of society. Consequently, the manner in which people make political determinations today is not the same as it was in 1984. Their standards and values have evolved or else they have reverted to searching for subsistence. But how would Karl Rove &co., know anything about searching for subsistence when all they’ve had in the last 40 years, to in any manner disturb them from their own private elysium, has been 4 years of government with a moderate right of center Democratic as President
So their perception is based on the benefits they received from this past, to the exclusion of the greater number that failed to benefit; but they apparently fail to realize that they themselves do not constitute a majority of the voting population. Consequently those hoping for and thus expecting more benfits, will either know better or remain fooled; and from this situation they produced the following poll methodology, from “results oriented decision making” - e.g., we benefitted before so let’s try it again. The 1st error they make is failing to realize that expectations and perceptions have changed and thus they use the perceptions of the 1984 voting population - many of whom evolved from another era in another set of circumstances and are now dead; and yet these past perceptions in conjunction with the electoral college results of 1984 and other past elections are used as a basis to claim that Mittney, McConnell and Ryan will win a “morning in america” National landslide 2012 electoral mandate to dismantle the Federal government and turn most of the national functions other than foreign war, to private business or the States - e.g., they’re going to consider the tenth amendment to the US Const, amended, by the projected result of a national election based on this foregoing 1984 criteria; and also intend to do likewise with Art 1, sec 8 to allow the TB2F banks to denationalize money and make their own currencies.
This explains why the GOPstapo, in 2012, is running a 1980s RayGun style campaign using “severe conservative[s]” as their base. The only thing they see as change is OMG there is a Negro in the White House.
So here we are in 2012 still using statistical tools from the days of Richard M. Nixon, to measure a type of economy that no longer exists - e.g., retailing, fast foods and modern imported transistor radio gadgets have replaced domestic manufacturing and the high paying jobs that go with it. Nonetheless:
This is the last Consumer Sentiment
number that will issue before the upcoming National elections. The number is the highest since 2007.
And then last week the unemployment rate fell from 8.1% to 7.8% lQQk
This seems to have really flustered the GOPstopO, because they made a big melodrama over the unemployment number, which was previously above 8% and asserted that this level was proof beyond any conceivable doubt that Barack Obama is an abject failure as the USA President, in part because under RayGun who was in a far less severe circumstance, had a 7.4% unemployment rate when he was re-elected in 1984; so that Mittney, McConnell and Ryan liked RayGun’s number more and that makes them better and entitled to the White House and US Senate
If you listen to what this Welch guy is saying he too is basing his growth presumptions on the 1983 through the 1984 period regarding RayGun’s re-election. It’s like 1984 was their entry into eternal Elysium.
If you start out with an output of one [price x the number of units sold] and then next year your output is 2 then you have grown 100% !! but if you’re at 2 and then the next year grow another 1, then your growth is only 1/3 or 33% and then if your growth is the same for your fourth year then it is only 25%. So when the new guy comes in, even though the growth is 2, since you’re already at 4, it’s less than the average growth rate of the predecessor. OMG these growth rates are paltry especially in comparison to the virile superiority of our Man.
The rule here is that the larger the output is [price x the number of units sold] the more it takes to sustain past percentage rates of “growth”. So in the case with the GOPstopO, they come into the MSM, donned in their metaphorical Black shirts, tapping their big stick in the opposite palm demanding that the MSM adopt their standard - i.e., if you start the growth statistics with RayGun who tripled the National debt, which means that someone had to buy it, i.e., it becomes monetized as it serves as the basis for loans. There, look at those numbers !! now what do you have to say for your abject failure.
The difference of course is that the additions to the debt are bailouts - i.e., the denationalized creation of money, which was legitimized by the bail out.
And what you have here, in total, is the entire basis and structural plan for the Mittney, McConnell and Ryan campaign. It’s like the 1984 RayGun re-election is the core of their existence; and that everything since, aside from the election of Barack Obama, has been a blinding flash of ecstasy and their deliverance to a heavenly White elysium cf., lQQk
so to their “mind” all they have to do is get rid of the Negro in the “white house” because Mittney is just like RayGun and therefore all of these things will automatically happen again. Well we know one thing that will, the debt will geometrically increase again.
Given the size of the National Debt and the size of the “output” [price x units sold] the only way to have these kind of numbers is to add entirely new value added sectors to the mix. This is the only way to move such massive amounts of credit into circulation; and as a necessary component a new demand for employees will result; and aside from the amount of revenue collected, as a result, this is the only purpose in keeping growth statistics.
Are we staying ahead of the Malthusian Axiom.
As I’ve shown in previous numbers, the growth in economic activity under RayGun was the explosion of retailing imports where the profits margins were greater and with social parasites like Mittney buying and selling the assets resulting from the complementary decline in domestic manufacturing which was rechanneled in the expansion of the war sector; all of which was fueled by unsecured or at best questionably secured consumer debt and then followed by the bailout of the banks. Under RayGun, the Savings and Loans and under Bush the TB2F(s) - i.e.,
And there you have supply side economics.
So RayGun’s growth, as he correctly identified it, was an “expansion” of pre-existing business. And in this regard Mittney, McConnell and Ryan offer no more, they simply claim that cutting taxes, government spending and regulations will result in an “expansion” of some pre-existing business. The oil one they’ve identified is oil exploration and fracking.
Placing this situation in a light most favorable to them, even if their “plan” would somehow succeed in pushing “plant and equipment” to over capacity - e.g., Walmart can’t sell enough wall crawlers - where further expansion of “plant and equipment” would actually be made for such accommodations of demand - e.g., all pentagon employees would be required to have an adequate amount of wall crawlers to occupy themselves with day and night - the new capacity could not be sustained because those “sectors” are already running at a diseconomy of scale in terms of debt - i.e., an increasing amount of dollars are required to raise 1 unit of marginal utility. So even in terms of oil, Steven Leeb is correct in his following observations [begins at 4min mark ff 10mins, 12mins]
This situation was already apparent in the 1980s where RayGun under pretence of the Eisenhower Doctrine (circa 1957) was laying the groundwork for an oil war in the Middle East. So Mittney wants to do this now, domestically, in other words increase oil production and then waste it; which is a policy more in line with Clinton’s $1 a gallon gas with everyone’s multiple TVs replaced with or augmented by, multiple gas guzzling SUVs, Apple equipped; and of course, black top the world, leaving the Koch Bros to grow food on top of it with nitrogen fertilizer produced with natural gas hydrofracked from your basement, in partnership with Monsanto chemicals and genetic engineering. Bet you one dollar. Can we smoke pot? NO !!
It was a foolish plan under RayGun and now 28 years later is a foolish plan based on the blind romanticism of their fetish for him. It’s like people standing around toasting Adolph Hitler and the 3rd Reich cf. “Mother Night” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
But getting back to my original point, if you analyze any political situation in terms of water, food and shelter you will always arrive at the correct solution - e.g., how can all citizens have these things; or is the proposition inimical to such provision? Mostly what happens is that people in the position to make decisions in regard to political questions take water, food and shelter for granted so they forego such analysis., start a war on the other side of the planet and send spy cameras to Mars. This is a form of sublimation, because other things replace water, food and shelter in their mental search engine and then assume the status of political priorities; and then people that don’t have water, food, shelter or one or all of these things end up with a cell phone, clothes that employers find unacceptable and a Dom at the welfare office. The GOPstopO solution to this is die you worthless piece of moocher shit you.
This is why I have proposed that the Federal government provide subsistence to every citizen - viz., water, food, shelter and at least one set of shoes and clothes; because, again how can you expect that a person having no access to water food or shelter will be capable of working for money to buy it from the private sector, or for that matter capable of performing any task other than sleeping on the street in a cardboard box?
The paradox is that other false priorities have been solved. It’s dead, fuck you, shoot it again !! failing to see that the new sector of the economy, that is actually needed, is for the government to provide for the general welfare - water, food and shelter; but because of Calvinist parasites like Newt Gingrich and weak minded idiots like Christians for Forced and Unwanted pregnancies all of the people Mittney, McConnell and Ryan represent want to rechannel all resources to coerce businesses to resolve problems that have already been solved - e.g., the gotdamn unemployment number is too high !! Well generally what that means is that the Holy Sacred Private sector doesn’t need to hire anyone because all that they do is already accomplished with the number of the people that are presently employed and yet citizens still lack one or all of these essential things for human existence, water, food and shelter.
Jobs to provide for these things would be created and continue for as long as citizens in the USA.
The other aspect of this deals with my previous number, which is the expectations that pandering to people for their vote has produced, which is this sense that the USA has been chosen by the God of Earth, the forces of nature, et al., to live better than all of the rest of humanity. And in this regard Mittney, McConnell and Ryan are the epitome of all that is wrong in the USA which is attributable to an affliction of warped perceptions; and the idea that they have the right to act on those warped perceptions, based on their interpretations of Thomas Jefferson’s cut and paste of the Law of Nations into “The Declaration of Independence”, which through these warped perceptions resolves in the idea of “the right to do wrong”.
Oil is always the number one priority of the republican faction and as President Obama had correctly pointed out the USA has 3% of the world’s oil reserves and consumes 25% of all the oil; the difference cannot be made up by domestic exploration and drilling; but then at the same time he bails out the auto industry and wants to build more roads to accommodate all of these new vehicles which is done by having government buy oil from Exxon and essentially coat the earth with it and just burn the rest, with cars trucks and war. So he is maybe half correct, oil has to be augmented with and by other forms of energy or the use of oil shall be adjusted to reflect reality rather than attempting to fulfil false expectations of Manifest Destiny, American Exceptionalism &c.
USA, get the fuck over yourself already. You’re like an old guy trying to look young to pick up trophy pussy when a good number of them just want your money so they can fulfill the false expectations you’ve created for them.
So like it or not, the USA lives beyond it’s means.
It’s not just businesses, the government, it’s everyone and that’s everyone’s expectation. That expectation has to change.
So correcting Mittney, McConnell and Ryan, the problem is not human beings that expect what the Declaration of Independence is actually about, Natural Law, which declares by human reason that human beings have a right to water, food and shelter, even Hobbs conceded that; but if they would allow government to provide these things in a fair and reasonable manner then they could apply their mean cruel cold blooded Sadism to those people that expect more, without having to “work” for it. So it’s not only the money rich Nazi social parasites that receive million dollar bonuses for the Robert Borkian “intellectual feast” in ruthlessly exploiting the subsistence needs of humanity for profit it’s also as Michael Moore aptly points out, it’s those that are promised and thus instilled with the expectation that they can share in it too, fuck the water, food and shelter.
This is what RayGun created. Because when President Carter correctly pointed out that we have to do something different, here comes the Old 20 Mule Team with 3 trillion dollars of debt to lend to consumers and business, to buy high margin imports and thus the “profitable” expansion of retailing subsidized by the double taxation of the common citizen.
This is the ethos that perpetuates the continuing financial crises which requires the USA and the rest of it’s ‘making the world safe for human exploitation’, parts of the world, to continue in perpetual bail-out mode.
All that Mittney wants to do is to continue that he wants you to pretend that he’s like RayGun and that if you believe it then MSM will inform you that everything is becoming wonderful. Just wait.
Myself personally? I don’t have children because I foresaw this whole thing and knew I couldn’t afford them; so all of the D-r sentimental slop about “the kids” doesn’t mean shit to me, my standard of living in terms of subsistence gets worse and worse year after year; so if you’re stupid enough to make kids when you can’t afford them, then you ought to get a shitty deal. There has to be consequences to making bad decisions. So there’s another thing to consider adding to my tax reform list, end the tax credit for being married and only allow one deduction besides yourself.
Try my formula and you’ll begin to see, what is, truly, “self evident”.