Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong
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Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong
Its about time that we take care of our own! On Nov 6 2012 Americans rejected the Conservative "Fend For Yourself" religion. In a Monetarily Sovereign Nation there is no need for a balanced budget. Actually Government does not need revenue to spend, it can collect it later as a way to give value to the currency it creates. Spending > Revenue expands the economy, Spending < Revenue contracts the economy, Spending = Revenue is irrelevant and unnecessary. Fiscal Monetary reform is an important agenda for ethical, economic, and political reasons and to undo the privatized franchise by which our economy has been based upon a debt based currency. The deficit terrorism by Fiscal Conservatives threatening austerity and even deeper privatization is based upon the Gold Standard model when dollar was backed by gold and limited, thanks to Nixon, this is no longer the case since 1971, and is thereby false, fraudulent and clearly a fear tactic based upon disinformation. When we align the nature of our economics and the capacities of modern money with the policies of governance as a socializing agenda significant changes will be possible. Based on understanding how sovereign fiat money actually is used can impact Fiscal Policy allowing the Federal government to extend funding for the construction of roads, mass transit, bridges and other "hard" infrastructure to put people back to work which would increase demand for products. This same process can be applied to social infrastructure such as national health care, education, and pensions. Further, an employer of last resort (ELR) process could be established, whereby individuals who wanted to work could be provided a living wage for advancing any number of needed projects toward building communities. Modern Monetary Theory > MMT AND A GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE | <a href="http://sco.lt/8zdEO1" rel="nofollow">http://sco.lt/8zdEO1</a>; government is not a wealth taker. It is a wealth maker. What’s more, the wealth it makes is not just its own. Generally speaking, people create much more wealth with the aid of government than they do without it. We don’t first become rich and then decide to form a government. First we form governments.  Then and only then can we become rich. Without a strong government that works for all, it is not possible to have a strong economy that works for all. They go together. This important insight is actually inscribed in the preamble of the US Constitution, where “to promote the general welfare” is listed as one of the principal purposes of our federal government, along with establishing justice, insuring domestic tranquility, defending the nation and securing the blessings of liberty."
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John Boehner Refuses to Allow the House to Vote on Sequester Replacement Bill

John Boehner Refuses to Allow the House to Vote on Sequester Replacement Bill | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
On the same day that John Boehner told the Senate to get off its ass, he refused to allow the House to vote on a sequester replacement bill.
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Austerity Is Already Here

Austerity Is Already Here | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
Federal government spending often falls after recessions and wars, but the current round of cuts in investment and spending on goods and services is unusually deep.
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Austerity Does Not Lead To Prosperity cutting Gov Contribution to GDP by 7%

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Daily Kos: Harvard's Mankiw – A Disgrace To the Economics Profession

Daily Kos: Harvard's Mankiw – A Disgrace To the Economics Profession | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
Harvard's Mankiw – A Disgrace To the Economics Profession
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Harvard's Gregory Mankiw – Romney&Bush Conservative Economist - A Disgrace To the Economics Profession

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Daily Kos: United States National Debt and Money: Purpose, Context, and Mechanics

Daily Kos: United States National Debt and Money: Purpose, Context, and Mechanics | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
Draft (UPDATED 23rd Jan) to get my thoughts on this issue out there from misunderstandings I've seen people make, criticize at will:

Since 1971 the United States' monetary system has been run ...
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Reaganomics was a failure - Letters to the Editor

The letters lambasting Gil Smart's most recent columns usually provide me with a brief laugh. The detractors are often more off the mark and loose with the facts than they claim Mr. Smart to be.
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"It only took a Eureka College-educated man to get this nation's economy moving — namely Ronald Reagan."

Variations of this theme have been delivered from the right wing for the two decades since Reagan's presidency ended. The retelling of this myth, however, does not make it fact. The plain and simple truth is that Reaganomics was an absolute failure.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/344695_Reaganomics-was-a-failure.html#.UTHO2ekK4KY.twitter#ixzz2MNOvdFWs

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John Boehner Whips Up a Batch of Desperate Lies After Getting Busted on the Sequester

John Boehner Whips Up a Batch of Desperate Lies After Getting Busted on the Sequester | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
John Boehner is trying to lie his way out of trouble after being caught red-handed on the sequester, and if the subject were not so serious, one might pity his peculiar attempt at logic
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The Sequester Cuts are the Latest Crime in the Republican War on America

The Sequester Cuts are the Latest Crime in the Republican War on America | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
Republicans have revealed that the harm their sequester cuts were intended to cause is part of their plan that defines them as criminals, enemies of the state and the American people.
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The Progressive Influence: Obama's "Sequester"....Mantra and Sloganeering To The Uninformed

The Progressive Influence: Obama's "Sequester"....Mantra and Sloganeering To The Uninformed | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
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The GOP Plan to Flush Your State’s Economy Down the Toilet

The GOP Plan to Flush Your State’s Economy Down the Toilet | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
The new “red-state model” seeks to turn your state into Mississippi.
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Rubio Turns Water to Whine

Rubio Turns Water to Whine | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
If you want to whine about how your opponent is attacking your motives, it might behoove you to refrain from suggesting that the President of the United States believes the free market is evil and the cause of all of America's problems.
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The Myth of Social Security's Insolvency

The Myth of Social Security's Insolvency | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
It is time for all top wage earners and all the other Social Security mythmakers to put away their bad ideas and silence their propaganda for the real good of America.
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Republicans want a ‘balanced’ approach to sequestration? Hardly.

Republicans want a ‘balanced’ approach to sequestration? Hardly. | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
Conservatives use rhetorical voodoo to justify their uncompromising position.
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Economist James Galbraith on 'Inequality and Instability'

Economist James Galbraith on 'Inequality and Instability' | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
Economist James K. Galbraith, one of the country's leading analysts of the financial crisis, speaks on the link between the growing inequality and economic instability.
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Daily Kos: Obama Must be the worst socialist ever

Daily Kos: Obama Must be the worst socialist ever | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
Private sector hiring is up:
Since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, we've gained 1.9 million private sector jobs. And since we hit bottom in February 2010, we've gained 6.1 ...
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Daily Kos: Why Republicans are Wrong When They Say Government Spending is the Problem

Daily Kos: Why Republicans are Wrong When They Say Government Spending is the Problem | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
(Too high) Spending is not the problem. Instead, (Too low) Spending (&Austerity) is!

Spending is not the problem! At least not in the sense that Republicans are claiming . The real problem is that ...
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Daily Kos: Relax! Bond Vigilantes Don't Exist, and They Never Did Exist

Daily Kos: Relax! Bond Vigilantes Don't Exist, and They Never Did Exist | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
Okay, admittedly, the title is purposely provocative. Depending on how you define “bond vigilante”, and what government bond market you're talking about, they actually very much do exist. But ...
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Bond Vigilantes Don't Exist, US Can Run Large Deficits!

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Debunking the Reagan Myth - New York Times

Debunking the Reagan Myth - New York Times | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
How we talk about the Reagan era still matters immensely for American politics.
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When Republicans Govern, Government is the Problem

When Republicans Govern, Government is the Problem | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
North Carolina's Governor, Pat McCrory is a classic example of why when Republicans govern, government is the problem.
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5 Reasons Republicans Don’t Want Credit For The Sequester Cuts They Won

5 Reasons Republicans Don’t Want Credit For The Sequester Cuts They Won | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
Since President Obama took office on January 20, 2009 and conservatives suddenly remembered that deficits do "matter," the Republicans in Congress have been
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State Of Denial: More Dirty Energy Policies Expected From Koch-Fueled Marco Rubio

State Of Denial: More Dirty Energy Policies Expected From Koch-Fueled Marco Rubio | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
Although Rubio was dubbed by TIME magazine a “new voice of the GOP,” the presidential hopeful sounds no different from the old party.
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Eight Important Programs That Are Already Being Gutted After Two Years of Phony "Crises" in Washington

Eight Important Programs That Are Already Being Gutted After Two Years of Phony "Crises" in Washington | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
It could get worse as the "sequester" fight approaches.
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Obama Dashes Republican Hopes to Use Sequester as Leverage | The People's View

Obama Dashes Republican Hopes to Use Sequester as Leverage | The People's View | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
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Being American Is Bad for Your Health thanks to conservatism

Being American Is Bad for Your Health thanks to conservatism | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
We're not getting sicker by accident.
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A Republican Sequester Self Destruction Could Cost Them at Least 10 House Seats

A Republican Sequester Self Destruction Could Cost Them at Least 10 House Seats | Conservative Liberty and Freedom is nothing but an empty box wrapped in the flag that helps no one. The land of the free for only those fit to survive, the rest can and should perish for the benefit of the strong | Scoop.it
If House Republicans follow through on their plan to let the sequester defense cuts happen, they could immediately put 10 GOP held House seats in jeopardy.
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