[Vision2020] Nightmare on Elm Street
kmmos1 at frontier.com
Thu Apr 7 16:12:15 PDT 2016
On 4/6/2016 5:13 PM, lfalen wrote:
> Hillary is indited, Bernie gets the democratic nomination and Trump the GOP one. Can't thank of any two worse candidates.
Of course we can be thankful for the opportunity to choose decades of
elective experience in public service over an inexperienced,
never-elected political novice.
We can be grateful to choose someone with a stable personality
well-grounded in the history of American fiscal and foreign policy as
well as the details of legislative accomplishment over someone so
unaware of and unfamiliar with so basic an American policy over the last
seven decades as control of nuclear materials away from potential
theaters of military conflict. Trump suggesting that more countries
should have nuclear weapons capability is foreign policy insanity, and
it is no wonder that many countries are looking at the 2016 American
presidential election cycle and wondering what diabolical chaos has
infected the American electorate.
Bernie Sanders' social programs assume the continuing success of the
capitalist American economy to generate sufficient products and profits
to provide a better standard of living for a greater proportion of
Americans. Choosing greater tax equity and less unproductive
expenditures will allow Sanders' proposals to proceed to success for
more people than the current trajectory of public policies.
Harnessing capitalism's natural tendencies to reorganize around flexible
and changing profit centers as markets evolve toward newer economic
realities will provide plentiful profits and better satisfy a wider
diversity of people's needs for health care, education, and returning
employment opportunities. There likely will be a larger number of
somewhat smaller firms providing more specialized services.
For example, more banks, each capitalized to lower and safer levels with
greater separation between basic banking and investment banking, could
reinvigorate that portion of the financial services market.
Additionally, specialized insurance companies providing supplemental
coverages to complement coverages from an expanded single-payer federal
health care program could well represent a reorganized and more
efficient and productive health insurance industry. Consumers will
likely spend money saved in one area in another area, thus keeping the
velocity of money high. Investors who recover money from one venture
may reinvest it in others, so there will be plenty of opportunities to
make plenty of money during a Sanders presidency, but those
opportunities will occur within an environment of greater fiscal justice
and more social responsibility.
We can be thankful that our more highly interconnected social media
environment is encouraging more people, especially younger people who
grew up concurrently with the maturing of digital social interactions,
to investigate, to understand, and to improve the consciously
constipated corporate systems that funnel money upward to those who do
not need it rather than to those whose personal productivity would be
greatly enhanced by implementation of a variety of basic human services
available elsewhere in the industrially developed world.
The bottom line is that we, collectively, can do better for ourselves if
we will have the courage to select, elect, and support the
administration of rational change agents.
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