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.

* That our “defense” requires that we maintain over 700 foreign
army camps, air fields, naval depots, etc. overseas in more than 80
countries, including members of our 460,000 National Guard,
regardless of the fact that only Russia and China have the capability
of attacking us, and that  with nuclear-tipped guided missiles..

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