Ridiculous: Mensch, Schindler, Taylor, Palmer, Beauchamp

This article is ridiculous not because Mensch, Schindler, Taylor, and Palmer aren't ridiculous (they are) but because Zack Beauchamp is actually whining that their propaganda and fake news is so stupid, it's making it even more difficult for Zack's "toned-down" fake news to be salable. You see, once people really get into the habit of really, thoroughly questioning and investigating even what they once considered absolutely unquestionable, then they will take a long, hard look at Zack's claim:

...most conspiracy thinking has come to center on Russia, and for good reason: There’s suggestive evidence of an actual conspiracy.

We know that Trump’s team has a series of shady connections to the Kremlin. Some of Trump’s allies may have coordinated with Russian hackers to undermine the Clinton campaign. But we still don’t know the details of what actually happened, so there’s a huge audience of Democratic partisans who want someone to fill in the blanks for them.

That's total hogwash! There’s zero "suggestive evidence," and nobody knows about any "shady connections." There may be shady connections, but Zack has absolutely no information meriting calling any known connections (publicly known right now, as of the timestamp of this post) "shady."

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Trump will ask, "Lord, when did I see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to You?"

I have something to say about this: "President Donald Trump plans to propose $1.7 trillion in cuts to a category of spending that includes major social and entitlement programs for lower-income Americans, as part of an effort to balance the budget within a decade." (Source: "Trump to Propose Deep Cuts to Anti-Poverty Programs and Medicaid," by Erik Wasson and Steven T. Dennis. Bloomberg. May 21, 2017.)

Here's another quote that Donald Trump better not ignore. "Then He also shall say to those on the left hand, Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting 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; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in; I was naked, and you did not clothe Me; I was sick, and in prison, and you did not visit me. Then they will also answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to You? Then He shall answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life." (Matthew 25:41-46)


Tom Usher

Does anyone think that statement above by Jesus doesn't apply to politicians (including Presidents of the United States of America)?

It would be an extremely easy matter to completely eliminate poverty. Giving everyone decent housing and the best healthcare are easy matters. They are nothing but choices. If the leadership were to decide to do them, they would be done.

There is no such thing as a real shortage of money. The "shortage" of money is totally artificial. All the money needed could be created with just a few key strokes.

Serving the needs of the poor is part of our GNP and GDP. They are productive endeavors. Spending on them with money that is debt-free because no bonds were issued to issue the money would not be inflationary if the productivity were to match the spending.

These are simple matters that the powers that be (the banksters) seek to obfuscate and to avoid discussing in detail. They will only trot out a few people now and again to claim why it can't be done, why it wouldn't work, but without ever explaining why. They know it could be done. They just don't want to do the right thing. They want to lord it over everyone else even if it means oppressing and persecuting them and leaving them in the conditions Jesus Christ stated above.

We have a collective answer, a collective solution. We also have a collective responsibility and will collectively be held to account.

RLCC: Monetary-and-Banking-Reform Platform for The United States

Let the light in.

Lift the bottom first.

Leave absolutely nobody behind for any reason.

Invest in what we need most in a prioritized manner.

Make peace.

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Chait right to blast Brooks' shallow, healthcare insensitivity; but let's cut to the chase.

So, Jonathan Chait, writing in New York Magazine, reports as follows:

In a CNN interview, Representative Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, makes the case for Trumpcare in much starker terms: It will free healthy people from having to pay the cost of the sick. "It will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool that helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they're healthy, they've done the things to keep their bodies healthy," explained Brooks. "And right now, those are the people who have done things the right way that are seeing their costs skyrocketing." (Source: "Republican Blurts Out That Sick People Don't Deserve Affordable Care.")

Chait replies:

Of course, you can't pay your own way if you're too poor or sick to afford your own projected medical costs. Indeed, sometimes people who are healthy at the moment find one day they are not, or they have a sick child, or maybe they simply want to have a baby. (The cost of bearing children is another one Republicans want to be borne entirely by those doing it.) The Republican plan expresses one of the core beliefs shared by movement conservatives, and utterly alien to people across the globe, right and left: that people who can't afford the cost of their own medical care have nobody to blame but themselves.


Tom Usher

The argument on both sides always keeps the focus away from the easy solution. Is that on purpose? You decide.

Why not give them free healthcare? Libertarian-capitalists would ask where the money is going to come from. Create it out of thin air, as with all money. Libertarian-capitalists would complain that, that would be inflationary. What's price inflation? It's too much money chasing too few goods and/or services. Therefore, increase the goods and services to match the demand and the increase in earmarked money. We could do that? Yes we could, and it would hugely increase our GDP while making our citizenry vastly healthier, happier, richer (all of them), smarter, more knowledgeable, and on and on and on.

Libertarian-capitalists would say that, that's socialism. It doesn't have to be, but what kind of mind thinks liberty is other people's unnecessary misery?

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