It’s not only an illegitimate President with the mind of a 5-year old who has grand delusions – many environmentally concerned citizens are in need of a dose of reality. Electric vehicles have “tailpipes” connected to dirty coal plants, not renewable energy producers.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt brought in a graduated income tax because the rich were holding on to money resources that could have grown the depressed economy. His theory was to put people to work, and fairly distribute the nation’s wealth.
In spite of the perverted twist that Republican elites put on this historical graduated tax, a wise nation will build on this economic theory today. Assuming that the federal government could transform itself from greed-centricity (a BIG leap in illogic), using taxes on the rich to establish millions of small business garage-shop industries is the only way to prevent total economic collapse.
It’s not the national debt that’s crippling the country. Taxes on the upper 10% rich could pay down the debt in a short time. We need to empower people at the bottom with tools they need to participate in democratic industry. And it’s government that needs to “provide for the general welfare” by diverting revenue from bankers & multi-billion $ industrialists to getting “WE the PEOPLE” back on our feet.
Priority one is to train the poor & unemployed in technical skills – machining, welding, craftsmanship. This can’t be accomplished in contemporary colleges & universities, but rather in trade schools, online instruction & community workshops. The goal is to create new low-cost, high-value industries, and stem the tide of generations drowning in debt.
Once trained, and armed with tax-free small business funding, this nation could become a global force in a new democratic economy. – The final step will be to abolish ALL taxation!
All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?
Benjamin Franklin, To Colleagues at the Constitutional Convention
Ten billion pounds of refined copper per year – this amazing output was recorded at the height of Copper Country production.
From the first mining rush in the mid-1840’s through the historic copper boom days, sliding into a decline until the end of mining activities in 1968, Michigan’s geologically-rich Upper Peninsula mines rode a roller coaster of ups & downs.
This article was generated in response to a Bill Moyers interview: Richard Wolff on Fighting for Economic Justice and Fair Wages – February 22, 2013. Bill Moyers asked “What would you do?” in regard to the collapse of capitalism.
As a member of a team that is educating people about the incredible potential of global Democratic Economics, I offer four do-able solutions:
Immediately instate a graduated income tax. – Use government revenues obtained from the rich to create Personal Industries.
Disengage from big biz/government & move to a Democratic Economy where the lower half of the pyramid drives job creation, trade & local growth.
Shift manufacturing & all business to individuals & small shops that form the foundation of global Democratic Economies.
Pull together into self-governing & sustainable intentional communities that truly provide an alternative pathway to success.
We discovered in the 1970’s that in Switzerland it was illegal to be poor, homeless or to beg on the streets. They actually set people up in places to live at that time! – This is the true function of government: to provide for both the common defense & the general welfare.
Up here in Michigan’s upper peninsula, people have a history of creating economic stability on the low-end of society. It’s now a matter of building a new economy on that stability. – For our part, we are restructuring our company to empower personal industries with free & low-cost detailed technical plans: renewable power generating turbines, personal vehicles & more.
There are 7 billion solution-generators on this planet that need to become responsible for their own destinies. That means a complete overhaul & overthrow of greed-centric governments & industries that cling to the last fragments of a failed economic model.
Loss of grid power caused by monster hurricanes is an in-your-face reminder of how important electrical power is to survival in this century. Victims of Hurricane Sandy continue to scramble to keep their portable generators fueled – to supply emergency power for lighting, refrigeration, heating & other necessities that help maintain life & sanity in crises.
As these climate change disaster situations stretch on with dysfunctional government inaction, people are waking up to realize that dependency on centralized utilities is a losing scenario.
Michigan inventor Ken Rieli is demonstrating new forms of energy, transportation & fuels through the New Turbine Workshop online educational center (http://newturbine.phoenixnavigation.com) and WorldKar Corporation’s (WorldKar.com) democratic industries programs.
Outside the U.S. box, 60% of the world needs a do-it-yourself supply of personal power on a daily basis. DIY plans for low-cost solar turbogenerators, wind turbine generators & biomass-steam power are the focus of Rieli’s strategy to shift the balance of power to a democratic economy based on Free Energy.