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  •  Name the politician pushing relentlessly (3+ / 0-)
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    turdraker, chuckvw, Chi

    for jobs: good jobs for Americans, and in America.

    Jobs as the fix to the deficit issues. Jobs as the fix to the safety-net drains. Jobs as a fix to the shrinking middle-class. Jobs as a fix for growing human pain.

    I don't mean an occasional speech around campaign time. I mean with daily Fiery Urgency.

    Maybe there's a thousand top politicians when you add up the Federal Offices, the top Fed bureaucrats, and Governors and State Legislator heads.

    Of those, if you can find one, it would probably be Bernie Sanders. Maybe you can find three or nine more.

    There is no doubt whatsoever that our entire political class has abandoned the people of America. They are no more interested in our well-being, even the "liberals," than King George III.

    And as with George III, the priority is to keep the bankers whole, the people be damned.

    PS: You could also ask the "how many" question about ending the War Formerly Known as on Terror. Since it started, and through Obama's term, we have seen al qaeda and Islamicists greatly strengthened, and the US greatly weakend. Weakened vis-a-vis the world's interest in allying with us and in our economy.

    Again, you'll find one or four or ten of a thousand.

    The last thing on DC's mind is the American people. Just how to bamboozle us come election time, and that's it.

    Markos! Not only are the Gates Not Crashed, they've fallen on us. Actual Representatives are what we urgently need, because we have almost none.

    by Jim P on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 11:21:15 AM PST

    •  Pitch Perfect (0+ / 0-)

      on Jobs, Sanders, King George, and "the War Formerly Known as on Terror".

      Oh, well, one quibble re deficit. There is no "deficit" that needs to be "fixed". A "monetarily sovereign" government budget is not like a household budget. It is a holdover from the gold-backed currency days -- and continues to be propagated by

      You're right that the focus should be on jobs -- all the way to "full employment". And a monetarily sovereign government can -- despite Obama's cluelessness/denials -- issue currency to pay all the "debts" owed to banksters -- and invest as needed for the public purpose in the economy until we start hitting "real" constraints like "full employment" -- all without fear of inflation.

      "Deficit" is a badly choice for an account. It's not a negative. It's a positive -- particularly in a down economy. It's government's "net contribution" to the economy.

      MMT (Modern Monetary Theory) corrects all these errors.

      See here, here, here for starters (and here for a fun, quick, explanatory video "for dummies").

      United We Understand — e MMT unum

      by dorkenergy on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:15:04 PM PST

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