SR 1434 - Trump's Top Priorities Survey - Part 2





Donald Trump's Top Priorities Survey - Part 2
Good evening, I’m still reporting on the economy.
XIn the 30-question survey the Trump Transition Team sent out earlier this week, #2 is “Repeal and replace ObamaCare.
#2. This is not a top priority of mine. Although ObamaCare is collapsing, if we don’t fix a few other things first, we’ll never need a sophisticated, complicated health care system – because there won’t be a system – or a civilization – to collapse.
I wish I didn’t have to give this a “Low Priority” because it’s more important than that, but there is no other choice with this poorly-designed survey.
#3. Appoint a strong constitutionalist to the Supreme Court in the mold of the Justice Antonin Scalia.
This gets a very high priority in my book. This will restore a conservative 5-4 majority on the high court. Just think, Trump may get to pick 2 or 3 more times over 8 years. That would make a 7-to-2 – or an 8-to-1 conservative majority – and that majority will be able to shape the court for the next 30 or 40 years! And think about the advances in life-extension 30 years from now – so it could be - let’s say at least into 2050. With any luck, we could see a majority among the Supremes into the next century!
#4. Sign into law the Senate’s existing bill to build the keystone pipeline.
Heck yeah! Take the power of the Arab states away! And although I am a certified part Cherokee, this notion among the Indians of North Dakota that a pipeline on – or even near - their property - is not in accord with the harmony of Mother Nature is crazy talk by a small, but vocal minority of misguided folks.
I can remember the same arguments by natives of Northern Alaska who tried to stop the Alaska pipeline. Now every Alaskan gets a nice big, fat check every year from the state which is their share of the rent, and there is not a single Alaskan who would vote against it today. Wise up.
#5. And here’s the economics part. Introducing infrastructure package to modernize our country.Sure, spending the nation’s money to revamp our infrastructure is, but not if you have to borrow the money! And there is no question that the money will have to be borrowed because Mr. Trump still struggles over the notion of one basic concept: state money versus bank money!
But it doesn’t have to be this way! Why would you go out and take a loan, if you didn’t have to? This is madness! 
There’s nothing new about state money. Just like bank money, you do have to watch out for inflation. You do have to control the quantity. But at least you have some say in the matter when State money is involved. Look at the poor nations of the European Union that got hoodwinked into the Euro.
The Euro is not their sovereign national money. It, like all bank money is based on debt. The only way money can be increased - to keep pace with population – for example – is for banks to lend it into existence. In other words, to create more and more debt. And no one borrows more than a national government.
Do you know how much money the U.S. government pays on interest on the national debt? Nearly a half a trillion dollars per year! And it’s all because a bunch of bankers 100 years ago convinced Congress to give them and only them the power to create the American money supply by lending it into existence. What do you think the old board game Monopoly was all about?
However, if we would just return to a State Money system, when money is created, by the U.S. government, there is no interest attached.We could literally wipe out the U.S. budget deficit in a single stroke if we simply changed the color of the seal on our paper money from this – the green seal denoting Federal Reserve Notes – to this – the red seal denoting U.S. Notes. 

Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the “Still Report”, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington.