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2021-09-10 07:00 by Karl Denninger
in Politics , 5376 references
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..... did I think I'd hear a President of the United States all but declare war on 1/4 of the citizens of the nation.

Yet that is what Joe Biden did yesterday.

That was worse than stupid; it was inciting an all-on rebellion.

 

Within hours approaching half the States had declared vehement opposition.

In the fantasy land wild imaginations of some on the left everyone will fold.  Uh, nope.

First, Biden reportedly exempted The Post Office.  That alone was likely enough to get his attempt ruled against on an injunctive basis.  You obviously aren't serious about public health when one of the agencies that the public has contact with every day is exempt, it is an essential agency and has something like 600,000 employees.

Why did he exempt them?  Because they're a union shop and a large percentage have refused vaccination.  Biden knows this and he knows that if they walk or strike he's instantly ****ed, and they both can and might.  A later update said oh no, they're included.  We'll see.

But then during his presser he let the truth out: "We're going to protect vaccinated workers against unvaccinated workers."

What?

If the vaccines are in fact vaccines and work then..... what protection do those who choose to get them need?  None!  But if they don't work -- if you get vaccinated and are still at risk then why would someone take one?  It's stupid to take a jab that doesn't actually protect you.  More to the point why would those who haven't been vaccinated not tell you to go straight to Hell, and why would any court uphold this sort of order when you admit that a person who accepts the vaccine is not protected -- that is, it does not actually provide protection against disease?

Then there's the other problem: A quarter of all Americans have had Covid-19 and are immune.  They have actual protection.  12x or more better than a jab and they already took the risk because they got infected.  A huge percentage of them were essential workers and took the risk over the first nine or so months of this thing while making sure you had medical care, your grocery store was stocked and your mail got delivered.

In doing this they got infected, some died, nearly all recovered and all of those who recovered are presumptively immune.  They have no reason whatsoever to put up with any of this bull**** and if they all walk their employer is ****ed instantly, no matter who that employer might be.

Incidentally while that percentage was 20% in May it's obviously higher now.  And among health-care workers that level of prior infection is especially high because they worked for mine months with no access to vaccines at all but were repeatedly, usually on a daily basis, exposed to infection -- frequently with inadequate PPE.

Take a hospital, for example.  If 25% of the nurses walk out the place is destroyed.  They are instantly both unable to provide care and out of compliance with regulatory mandates that carry the force of law.  If and when people die as a result they will get sued and be bankrupted.  There's no way to cover that manpower shortage; it's impossible.

Nobody is a slave in this nation folks.  With very few exceptions any employee can quit and any group of employees can strike.  The few exceptions (railroads and airlines) are protected from unilateral changes in working conditions without going through collective bargaining and the penalties for doing so outside of that process are criminal, not just fines.  Further, they're must prosecute crimes, not discretionary.  So no, the airlines cannot mandate anything if the unions, pilots and such say "nuts" either -- nor can the railroads!  The ability to unilaterally change working conditions was given up by them in exchange for strike protection.  Violate that and it's game on.

Declaring war on a quarter of the nation's population is not only stupid it's not enforceable without all of them eating a nation-ending upheaval -- and they know it.  What are you going to do?  Try to kill 80 million people?  Good luck.  Try to forcibly inject them?  When its a quarter of the population how do you do that and not get ambushed, never mind your families and homes while you're out on your jab patrol?  Try to starve people out?  Someone who has nothing to lose -- who you already declared dead when you did that -- suddenly has every single thing they might choose to do to you, and everyone you know and care about, never mind infrastructure and similar, become literally free.  Whether the left likes it or not you can't kill someone twice.  Again, those attempting to enforce this bull**** have to go to work and similar.  You can't be two places at once and they're short about 50 million cops for security purposes -- some 25x or more the cops they have.  Trying to put the mandate on employers is cute but that makes the problem 100x worse.  Not one corporate executive in a thousand, and zero middle managers, HR persons and similar have any effective security while at the same time you just created 80 million potential corporate saboteurs who may decide to act on their way out the door!

Oh, and as for all those federal law enforcement folks?  The union that represents 30,000 of them blasted this announcementWould you trust your security to those folks if you try to use force?

Let's say Biden and his minions succeed.  Whether through forced jabs or mass-murder, does it matter?  Nope.  Why would you work for an evil jackass beyond the bare minimum in the US after that event?  How long does a corporation survive with 20% of the workforce having every reason to **** them up to the maximum possible extent ?  Morale?  Ha!  Once that is destroyed you will never get it back.  Kill all 80 million whether economically or physically and suddenly there's 40 million unoccupied living units and both real estate prices and property tax receipts collapse.  The average operating margin of a corporation is such that whether you fire, murder or******off a quarter of the working population to the point they give you the finger all those firms go bankrupt and now all the commercial real estate plus the stock and bond markets are a smoking crater.  The cities go feral within weeks to months as nobody can be paid (will the cops and firefighters show up for their shift without a paycheck?) and their bond ratings all go to "D" (that's "default"), including said police and fire department.  Take 20% off any city or state budget on a forced basis and the gangs and illegal MI6 drug lords will own every single blue hive within weeks.  You think Portland or Minneapolis is bad now?  Ha!  That, times about five, is all of the blue cities.

So calm down folks.  This is going to get fought, and Biden will lose.  In fact, I suspect his handlers, whoever they are that put this asinine pile of dog squeeze together, intended that it lose.  They know damn well what the consequences are if they actually go to war on this issue whether they win or not.   The S&P 500 trades at 500 (if you're lucky) and your $500,000 house is worth $50,000 -- if it's not a smoking ruin.

Bottom line: He's full of bluster and bull**** and his handlers know it.  He probably doesn't because he's a demented old fool but those behind the scenes sure do.

You couldn't set up what he did more-clearly to fail than to exempt the Post Office.

Never mind Biden's chief of staff who admitted -- via retweet -- this is flagrantly illegal and the administration knows it.  Courts consider the intent behind policies and Klain publicly endorsed using OSHA as a "work around" to enact a flagrantly-illegal mandate.

So what was the goal?

That's simple: Given that map the USSC will be why it loses; diversity of the inbound lawsuits guarantees it.  They'll get the case on an emergency basis and will likely enjoin before anyone is forced to do anything as it's a loser for Biden.  He either loses in the Supreme Court or the Supreme Court destroys the economy, the markets and virtually every corporation in America.  The Supreme Court justices know this.  Biden's handlers know this too and after the CDC loss on the eviction moratorium they also have to fully expect this goes exactly nowhere with the make-up of the court.

But what's the wet dream of the left?

Packing the court.

They're crazy enough to risk a civil war to drum up more left-side support for it too.

Don't fall for it.

Make them shoot first, if that's really what they want.  They don't have the stomach for it and, more to the point, they know what happens if they set it off.

It's a bluff, a stupid bluff at that, and ultimately it ends this Administration either by expulsion or political neutering.

That's my prediction and I slept perfectly well last night.

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2021-09-05 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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The left is scared out of their viral minds about the possibility of Elder taking the governor's seat from Newsom in the California recall election.  They should be.

On Tuesday September 14th, the ballots have to be in.  Current polling is not in Elder's favor by a fairly decent margin.  It certainly hasn't helped Elder that Newsom is literally bribing voters, sending a state "stimulus check" to anyone making less than $75,000 a year and have earned income and filed a tax return on it.  But -- that program excludes a large block of Democrats; those who, for example, have no earned income as they're on disability.  How this will translate nobody knows.

Recall elections usually do not succeed.  But -- these are not normal times.

Many people have been screwed blind by Newsom's policies over the last 18 months.  But others are still hiding under their beds as a result of the fear megaphone Newsom has blasted at everyone, along with others doing the same, as well.  How does this all shake out?  It's tough to know.

If Newsom is recalled, however, some very interesting things might happen.  Among them is that should Feinstein step down -- whether forced or not -- it has to be presumed that Elder would appoint a Republican to her seat.  In response to this, of course, Feinstein has swore she's not going anywhere.  Do recall that Dianne was the one who refused to close the public bathhouses in San Francisco early in the AIDS epidemic despite knowing that they were a primary vector for the disease that was killing people by the score.  She was more-concerned with losing an election than lives, and ultimately got rewarded for that with a Senate seat.  Isn't that special?

The voters do not appear to care about that; they sure haven't for the last few decades.

In a couple of weeks we will know the outcome, one way or another.  And folks, do remember that despite shenanigans that always happen during elections an overwhelming result will still stand, simply on the math.  Yes, when its close it's a different story, but that belies the first and foremost job of any successful politician when it comes to elections: Make damn sure it's not close.

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2021-09-01 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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This one, of course.....

Yeah, parody, but funnier than Hell.

And likely to repeat, of course not with Boehner.

Why?

Afghanistan, surprisingly enough.

There are very few Americans who are going to sit back on either side of the aisle and ignore what's happened over there.  Election season starts in about six to nine months and the wounds will still be raw.  Family members of those killed in the last days will be making the rounds on campaign stops and laying forth assurance that the public will not forget.

The most-serious bits of stupidity are the abandonment of our high-secure base (Bagram Airfield) and the abandonment -- not destruction -- of insane amounts of US equipment.  The rifles and such are one thing, but the abandonment of communications equipment and advanced weaponry is utterly nuts.  We didn't have that taken from us by being overrun -- we literally abandoned it on the ground and gave it to the Taliban, who are now using it.

I don't know about you but handing a bunch of nutjobs Apache choppers looks to me to be actual treason.  Not the sort often bandied about on the Internet, the real deal.  We're talking material aid and comfort given to a sworn enemy of the United States with which we are in actual armed conflict.

Yeah, we were withdrawing.  So what?  We had a duty to either get that material out of there or destroy it.  Sometimes you have to destroy what you can't take with you and, sadly, if overrun you often have no choice at all, but deliberately abandoning it so the enemy can have it is not one of the valid choices.

Do not ever forget, my friends that the Joint Chiefs were, in many cases, installed by Trump.  He bears equal responsibility in that his people were involved in this.  Yes, Biden gets the blame in chief but so do those in the House and Senate who did not in the past move to impeach and eject these individuals.

It is thus entirely fair for the American public to hold accountable those who have had control of the US House since 2018.  I remind you that their impeachment efforts were aimed at Trump -- twice.  Not once did they go after the social justice warriors who were emplaced in the upper echelons of our military commands and who favored such thing as "inclusion" over competence and making damned sure that we did not hand billions of dollars of high-tech weaponry to an enemy of the United States.

Elections have consequences folks.  I get it that there were plenty of people who hated Trump with a white-hot passion, and not entirely without cause.  Mr. Showman was just as culpable in not coming in and firing all the SJW members of the upper echelons in the military, and on the facts he was horrifically bad in terms of selection of those who worked for him as President.  But that's water over the dam, and further, Biden had eight months to correct those errors and not only didn't, in the context of the military he doubled down on them as did Speaker Pelosi, Schumer and countless other Democrats in both the House and Senate.

So be it; let the retribution begin.

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2019-09-22 07:00 by Karl Denninger
in Politics , 272 references
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You have to give Andrew Yang credit for being willing to put forward "UBI" -- a $1,000 a month "stipend" that he foolishly calls a "Freedom Dividend" -- with of course a boat-load of fraudulent claims of how he's going to pay for it.

Chief among these is a 10% VAT -- which sounds good, but it's problematic for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which is that it won't raise enough money.

Remember that a VAT exempts government spending, since that's just taxing yourself.  Yang recognizes this and pegs the revenue from a VAT at $800 billion as he also removes groceries, clothing and apparently some other things from it.

He also says he's going to "consolidate" (get rid of) many other welfare programs.  The problem is that the only ones that matter from a budget perspective are health care related.

At the same time Yang wants to expand Medicare to everyone.  The problem is that these two programs are in direct opposition to each other.  He says he'll be able to bring costs under control but Medicare and Medicaid have utterly failed to do so.

In other words Yang is a pie-in-the-sky Democrat protecting and in fact expanding the medical monopolists.

Look folks -- CMS -- Medicare and Medicaid Services, have spent $1.465 trillion through August which is 35% of the federal spending all-in.  The federal budget deficit during that time was $1.067 trillion.

In other words that spending was 137% of the deficit.

If you killed all the medical monopolists and took the "low hanging fruit" as I described in that post you would erase the entire federal deficit, plus some and not one person would be denied medical care.

Further, you'd take roughly another trillion and a half off private forced spending on this alleged "service" since the "service" is 500% overpriced.

This would instantly resolve both the federal debt and all the state and local pension problems -- at once.  It would also eliminate the destruction of personal purchasing power and that of saved funds.

20% of the people in the country -- those who are involved in and require this scheme to make a living -- would hate you.

EVERYONE ELSE WOULD VOTE FOR YOU.

In short this is one of those nearly-impossible to find 80% issues among the electorate.  That's exactly what Trump exploited (a claimed 80% issue that he never actually addressed) to get elected himself -- illegal immigration and displacement of American workers.

He was lying, as we now all know in that instead of resolving any of these problems he has dripped out half-measures where, as the head of the Executive he could have resolved several of them immediately but that sales job is why he's President today.

Yang seems to think that socialism will somehow "work" in health care.  It never has -- in health care or anywhere else.  NHS in Britain is falling apart.  So are the other socialist health care systems.  They're falling apart even though they exist almost-entirely on the back of the 500% overcharge Americans pay in that we effectively fund the R&D and in many cases the reproduction cost of everything they use.  Even with that sort of outrageous transfer and theft they're still fiscally underwater.

Yang could have -- and perhaps, for a very short period of time forward still can -- become a credible candidate.  He needs an 80% issue -- indeed, anyone who intends to try to take on Warren, Bernie or Biden does, just as I've argued for decades that if you want to try to run as a third-party candidate you need to as well.

Remember Ross Perot?  He took up an 80% issue -- the giant sucking sound of "tariff free" trade with Mexico.  Had he not folded his tent he would have likely won too.

There are so many other crackpot ideas on Yang's plate that frankly, I can't take him seriously.  The "vote at 16" idea is one of them.  Representation comes with responsibility, or at least it's supposed to.  Yang is nothing more than pandering with this bull**** -- if my kid can vote at 16 I can eject him or her at 16 and they can go fend for themselves.

There are acts that should define you as an adult in all respects.  Reproduction and Felonious conduct are two of them.  Voting is a third.  Today we refuse to recognize that exercising the most-profound power a human can have -- to reproduce or not -- does not come with the responsibility commensurate with that power.  This must change and since slavery is immoral (never mind illegal) there's only one direction it can that is consistent: Pregnancy, for both sexes, is an automatic and irrevocably emancipating event.  So is a felony conviction.

Further, Andrew is a pie-in-the-sky economic bull****ter.  "Saving for retirement", which is one of his planks, is impossible in a nation where the federal government runs a 25%+ fiscal deficit and thus destroys the value of all saved capital.  This has to be stopped -- or those who both promote policies that allow and expand that practice must be removed from the public square by any means necessary.

Fortunately for Andrew there is a way to stop the deficit spending and get the 80% issue and greatly improve health care delivery while slashing cost by 80% or more.

But he hasn't taken it -- just like the rest haven't either.

That's because he doesn't really believe in any of it, just as neither do the others -- including our current President.

Sadly they're all bull****ters and con artists.

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2019-08-30 13:12 by Karl Denninger
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Here's what you get if you basically draft me, since I don't fit either the RINO or Communist party profile:

  • Wage, environmental, IP theft, government oppression/subsidy and currency manipulation tariffs.  There will be zero incentive for any entity selling to anyone in America to place manufacturing or anything else (assembly, sourcing, etc) in a foreign nation to try to arbitrage poor people, dump poison in their water, into the air or on their land instead of here, etc.  Each class of goods will have the appropriate tariff calculated on a per-nation basis with no exceptions.  Any nation or firm attempting to circumvent this by cross-shipping or falsifying records will lead to an immediate, 100% embargo of all involved goods with them seized and destroyed on entry.  Again -- no exceptions.  Yes, this includes (but certainly isn't limited to) China, Vietnam, India and Mexico.

  • 100% E-Verify now.  All employers have six months to comply for existing employees, all new hires must have it run.  Liability is personal and cannot be thrown off on a staffing company or other scheme.  All 941s (quarterly withholding filings) must include E-Verify control numbers on them.  Congress will receive a bill on my first day in office to upgrade failure to include same on 941s, hiring or paying people without reporting accurately on same, or any other form of evasion by any means to a criminal felony with 5 years in the slam-slam for each person so not-reported or evaded, served consecutively, with no pleas or reductions allowed along with a $50,000 fine per person, per year who is not reported accurately.  That ends the BS.

  • It shall be the policy of this nation that no free trading relationship nor normal customs and immigration relationship shall exist with any nation that permits either their nationals or foreign nationals to travel through or use their border with our nation for the purpose of unlawful entry into the United States, nor shall such a relationship exist with any nation that suborns or permits its nationals to violate our laws whether in regard to people, goods or services.  Mexico in particular shall cut this crap out or the border will be closed -- period.  The National Emergency required to do this has already been issued by Trump and I will execute on that on my first day in office.  This shall also be applied to China as a consequence of its export of fentanyl and precursors intended for unlawful distribution in the United States.

  • H1b visa sponsors shall be required to pay 200% of the prevailing wage in America.  If there is truly a shortage or is being used to import those who are truly exceptional minds, to the point that we simply can't meet the challenge here, so be it -- the cost of doing so compared to the benefit will be tiny.  If this visa is being abused by corporations a wage suppression artifice, and today it is, that's ending.  Right now.

  • As President my first and foremost duty is to protect the integrity of the United States.  This includes physical security at the US border.  If necessary the military will be deployed to defend same against any and all invaders.  Our military exists for the primary purpose of preventing and repelling any attempted invasion of United States territory.  This is not only Constitutionally permitted it is Constitutionally required of the Commander in Chief.  This does not violate The Posse Comitatus Act; the military will not be there to execute a civilian police action, they will be deployed to prevent and turn back invasion.  If you want to come and apply as an immigrant, whether claiming asylum or otherwise, do it lawfully at a port of entry or US Embassy.

  • 100% enforcement of 15 USC Chapter 1.  Amazon is the poster child in the retail space but hardly the only offender.  The entire medical space will also have this enforced against them.  See my model bill for how to fix it entirely.  Until passed I'll be content to throw lots of hospital executives and virtually every pharma company head in the slam-slam and destroy every one of their firms with ruinous fines.  Yes, as the head of the Executive (law enforcement) I can do that without ANY new laws, and will.

  • 100% legalization and regulation of marijuana immediately by de-scheduling.  The DEA is under the DOJ, and as the head of the Executive I'm their boss.  THC will be de-scheduled immediately.  Period.  In addition a full review of the medical and scientific evidence will be undertaken for every drug currently on said schedule and they shall be adjusted accordingly.  No ifs, ands or buts.  States can do what they wish but on a federal level it's done on Day #1 and I will fire as many people as necessary and replace on an interim basis until it happens.

  • BEA and BLS will be directed to remove all "hedonic" and similar adjustments immediately and permanently.  As they are under the Department of Commerce and Labor, respectively, they too are under the Executive.  Therefore said order will be issued on Day #1.  Inflation numbers shall have all hedonic adjustments removed immediately and on a forward basis, and in addition productivity shall be removed from inflation numbers as well.  That is, inflation is inflation and we're going to stop lying about it.

  • The Fed will either adjust policy to meet its mandate of stable prices over the medium term or I will do whatever I must to destroy and replace it.  Period.  They do not have the privilege of re-writing legislation and "stable" means unchanging, not 2% "doctored and fraudulent" inflation.  Specifically they will control money and credit aggregates to reverse the scam of the false inflation numbers via hedonics and productivity that were unlawfully applied over the last 30+ years.  I understand doing this in a week can't happen, but it will happen and they will run policy commensurate with their Congressional mandate or I will find a way to remove them by whatever means it takes.  Cue President Jackson on this one, if it comes to it; Treasury can be directed to butt**** The Fed under Executive power, that's already obvious and actually not even slightly difficult given the will and I will do so.

  • A National Emergency will be declared on the first day of my Administration relating to the Internet and threat to our Republic that the current abuse of same both foreign and domestic has incurred.  The specific demands for reform will include separation of utility and application functionality with the former being absolutely barred from discrimination in sales of like kind and quantity for any firm with more than $100 million a year in revenue worldwide.  Any firm that refuses will have all foreign transactions blocked in accordance with the 1970s NEA powers and all dollar-denominated transactions and assets frozen.  Further any coordinated action to ban particular political perspectives, points of view or publishers shall bring instant prosecution under 15 USC carrying felony criminal penalties.  I will perp-walk every single major social media, transport, cloud and DNS company executive straight into federal prison if I must. The bullcrap we're dealing with now will stop or the firms doing it will be destroyed with their executives asset-stripped to their underwear.

  • The 2nd Amendment shall be restored.  I shall seek declaratory judgment from the Supreme Court on the fraud in Miller's instance and, once having secured same shall move to have the entire body of existing "gun control", other than actual commerce between states which does remain a federal power, declared void.  In addition the 14th Amendment guarantees incorporation against State Laws on matters of civil rights.  Any state or local government official who disagrees will find themselves in the federal slam-slam facing 18 USC 242 charges.  Until that is accomplished the DOJ shall be directed to ignore that blatantly unconstitutional set of laws and if they or any other federal agency refuses I shall issue pardons to anyone they arrest on any non-violent firearms offense.  If you want to make, own and carry a firearm, suppressor or whatever -- have at it.  If some federal agency cop shows up and tries to bust you the next morning you'll be pardoned.  I don't care if I wear out 1,000 pens signing pardons.  This bull**** will stop -- right now.

  • The 4th Amendment shall be restored.  The entire "policing for profit" revenue share model on civil forfeiture is rankly unconstitutional and the entirety of that program will be scrapped by Executive Order on my first day in office.  Any state, county or local official who continues it beyond that day shall be subject to arrest and indictment by the federal government under 18 USC 242 which explicitly prohibits the violation of Constitutional Rights under color of law or authority.  That is a criminal statute and I will be more than happy to put 50,000 local cops and county sheriffs in the federal slam-slam if I must.  We'll have plenty of room with all the weed violations that will be released.  This crap will stop; if some copshop claims that money or property is the fruit of an illegal act before they can seize and attempt to forfeit it they must obtain a felony criminal conviction on the underlying offense and prove the connection beyond a reasonable doubt.  Period.

  • The Glo-bull warming scam will be stopped dead.  All federally funded research and data, past, present and future shall be declared as public domain.  Mann and his cohorts will be forced to disgorge same or be charged with theft (or destruction, if they try to evade it via tampering) of government property.  Enough.

  • I shall demand of Congress that the current law permitting International Cartels to operate in facial violation of 15 USC Chapter 1 be repealed.  This is an outrage passed in the 1970s in response to the Arab Oil Embargo.  Congress shall be called upon to repeal it on their first day in session.  Period.  Until they do I shall tariff all cartel-controlled products, including oil, sufficiently to make them non-economic for import and sale in the United States.  We can be oil-independent today and until Congress puts a stop to the OPEC rape-job one way or another we shall be.

  • I shall demand of Congress an immediate rescission of (1) all federal funding of student loans and (2) immediate removal of the "privileged" status of such debt on a forward basis from bankruptcy discharge.  All such lending on a forward basis shall be private and shall be subject to the risk of bankruptcy discharge.  This will instantly collapse the cost of college to something you can afford to attend and engage in by working at Starbucks.

  • It shall be the national energy policy of the United States to explore and, if justified, develop LFTR-based nuclear energy, including using coal as the Thorium feedstock, so as to become entirely energy independent through its use and CTL technology within 20 years.  The math and basis for this is found in this post from 2011, or if you prefer in my book Leverage.  This is achievable given the technology of today and we shall do it as a nation so as to never again be able to be held hostage for electricity, transportation or war-fighting fuels.

  • It shall be the foreign policy of the United States that unless (1) an American or (2) a piece of American property, including a flagged vessel, aircraft, embassy or other item is damaged or destroyed it is not a matter for our military.  The United States shall respect the sovereign power of all nations.  However, no nation shall enjoy a free and open trading relationship nor shall the ownership and control of any US property whether physical, intellectual or otherwise be recognized on an equal and unimpaired basis by any of their firms or nationals if said nation does not afford all of its citizens on a substantially equal basis the freedoms guaranteed by the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments to the US Constitution along with substantially equal rights without regard to sex, race, color and creed.

  • It shall be the goal of my administration to fire half of all Federal Employees within my first term and shrink both the Federal Statute Books and CFRs by 50%.  I think I can do better, but that's the goal for the first 4 years.  We'll see.

  • I shall neither submit or sign any budget that runs a deficit except in a time of declared war and in fact shall sign no budget that does not run a surplus as a percentage of GDP equal to the previous 12 months productivity gain or more if same is positive.  End of discussion, full stop.  Whatever the government wishes to do it will pay for, and all such shall include the room for whatever supplemental appropriations may arise including disasters.  No exceptions.  Disasters are not known in advance but that they happen every year is.  Further the government shall not steal the natural improvement in purchasing power that belongs to the citizens as a consequence of their improvement in productivity either.

  • No, I will not stop using "colorful language" when it is appropriate.  Running a nation is an adult job.  Children do not have a seat at the table -- not because they aren't respected but because they lack the experience, wisdom, impulse control and judgment to be considered an appropriate resource in such matters.  If you're incapable of dealing with adult matters then feel free to go hide in your "safe space" and let the adults do what has to be done -- including, occasionally, erecting a well-earned middle finger.

  • No, I will not publish my tax returns.  The requirements to run for President are in the Constitution.  Tax returns are confidential, period, end of discussion.  Incidentally, so are medical records (HIPPA) so no, I won't be taking any public medical exams either.  However, you're welcome to peruse my running time records in races where I publicly appear and there is a publicly-visible clock, and draw from that whatever conclusions you wish.

To the extent any of this requires Congressional approval I will veto at my discretion every single bill that comes across my desk until the necessary statutes are enacted or repealed.  This specifically includes but is not limited to all spending bills.  In addition to the extent spending is constrained by said vetos I will direct that the first cuts are to all security, maintenance, utility and other facilities and programs that benefit any member of Congress or their staff.  They will either do their damn job or they'll take the brunt of their refusal, unlike Barry Soetero who punished ordinary Americans when Congress didn't do what he wanted.

There's plenty more but this will be a good start for my platform.

I'm available for public debate on any or all of this platform against anyone else who believes they have better ideas and wishes to take the left seat.  As noted, since I'm aware of no party interested in these positions one of them will have to draft me....

As for electors and the state filings for same we'll cross that bridge if there's enough to be worth doing what has to be done to make that happen.

This page is subject to update but no commitment above shall be materially weakened or changed to the detriment of the people of this nation, and if challenged on same I will produce the entire audit log of this page back to the original posting of this message. -- Karl

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