The National Interest

The National Interest

Every four years the presidential candidates of the two major
political parties re-affirm the guiding principles of our  found-
ing fathers concerning our National Interest, as follows:

We hold these truths to be self-evident,

*  That it is in the national interest to carry a national debt
of  more than $4.7 trillion,  and pay annual interest on the
same of $296.3 billion.

. To  have 55% of all personal federal income taxes go to  pay
this interest  on this debt,  a  great incomes transfer from
the working class to the monied classes.

. To pay nothing towards reducing the principal, but to add to
the principal a federal budget deficit of $117+ billion yearly.

*  That it is in the national interest to make the rich richer,
and the poor poorer.

(The top 1% of the people have 48% of the wealth;  the bottom
80% have 6%.)

*  That it is in the national interest for corporations to  be
absolutely free of all regulation.

*  That it is in the national interest to  encourage  cartels,
monopolies and oligarchies.

*  That it is in the national interest to grant the wishes of
every person,  business and special interest who makes a
sizable political contribution to either major political party.

*  That it is in the national interest to “globalize,” to employ
as  many low wage workers in foreign countries as  possible,
and fire as many U.S. employees as we can.

*  That it is in the national interest to have free immigration
of everyone everywhere.

*  That  it  is in the national  interest  to  greatly  expand
international trade, to import and export as much as possible,
even  if we go into debt another $150 billion a year to  pay
for our excessive imports over exports.

*  That it is in the national interest to become  a  “service”
economy, employing 80% of all U.S. workers in “service.”

*  That the best interest of the United States requires that we
ship  all manufacturing jobs overseas.

. This  will automatically eliminate the 2-3 service jobs sup-
ported by each manufacturing job.

. This will make our nation leaner and meaner.

. And build character.

*  That  it is in the national interest  to  lower  everyone’s
wages, thus reducing purchasing power (“demand”) and causing
a “depression” of the economy.

*  That  it is in the national interest to drive the  biggest,
gas-guzzling vehicle and live in the biggest house we can
afford; and to live as far away from work as possible.

*  That it is in the national interest to pay twice the percen-
tage of our GDP than do our major trading partners for health
care.

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