Open Source Explanation of Budget Crisis and Solution

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Behold, the US budget and bail out explained in simple English, along with my personal take on the solution.  I gathered bail out info from the following Levy Institute study by James Felkerson.  If you would like access to the open source document, comment on this post and I’ll give you access to the moderated EtherPad.  Here’s the original EtherPad to play with. BTW – EtherPad is the open source platform that Google Docs is based on.
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This post is inspired by the following imagur.com post on the OWS Reddit by user: nxqv.  I highly encourage Occupiers, Redditors and cool people to play with this document and make it better.  Will present at GA. Here it goes
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Simplifying complex things so everyone can understand is a lovely thing to do

       *US Tax Revenue:                                    $2,170,000,000,000
       *Fed budget:                                           -$3,820,000,000,000
       * Deficit:                                                 – $1,650,000,000,000
       *Natl debt:                                             -$14,271,000,000,000
       *Recent budget cut:                                     $38,500,000,000
       *Bail out:                                               -$29,000,000,000,000


Now, remove 8 zeros and imagine it’s a household or business budget

       *Our annual income:                                                   $21,700
       *Money we spent:                                                      -$38,200
       *New debt on credit card:                                          -$16,500
       *Outstanding balance on card:                               -$142,710
       *Total dollars our accountant saved:                              $385
       *New loan we took out to pay off latest bad ones:  -$290,000


So let’s stop the insanity now!  Vote all of them out and balance the budget ourselves!  Make then give back what was loaned so we can put it to use! Like any good business, we should make something that will be productive.  If Google could become what it is out of Andy Bechtolseim’s initial $100,000 investment in 1998, then we make whatever we want with $29,000,000,000,000.

That is why nations print their own money. They are like business that have their own Credit Union for bootstrapping projects. With that capacity, they make something more productive than the rate of inflation of the loan and goods necessary for survival.  Businesses do this when well managed.  If we did such through a national investment in energy savings and renewables, we’d make up more than our National Debt in savings and thensome with new jobs and added productivity from free energy.  Add a program to make free internet for the America and we’ll secure a 21st century economy. We don’t need more roads, we need free energy and communication.


Investing poorly screws everything up.  Or in our case, our accountants (politicians) are laundering our money out of the country, stealing it for themselves, and actually using it to bet against against America’s success to double collect on their lies.

So don’t just vote em out. Arrest, every single last one of them.  Let’s invest the money in Manhattan Projects for energy savings, renewable development and the people’s internet.  Open source all of those projects on R&DIY/Open Source Ecology frameworks and you have a solution for all the worlds ills, freely available in an insanely short time frame.

Check those out and see for yourself
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OccupyFLO

So all my shtuff’s been stolen, wallet, backpack, powerbook, ipad. erything. .. . but I’ll keep going. Just wrote this short flo in the last few minutes to express that. It’ll change probably and is likely to be full of spelling screwups. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

Nascent days of the Occupation
rebuilding the city on a hill nation
King of the hill patience
I’ll never have my fill,
non complacent
Aint no replacin
the soul of humanity’s wakin
With techntonic quakin
Billionare CEO confidence breakin
Police state flankin
Toxic stocks tankin
Revolutionary still goin with bloodshot eyes bakin

Even with all my lyrics stolen
I keep floin
Bhuddist non attachment keeps it goin
my flows keep comin
like a spring
As loud as an Arab sings
while overthroin crookid kings
Center holdin the movement with Pitanko rings
Keeping the balance like a guido Spring flings

I dream everything
but I never dreamed this
Every day’s reminiscent of moments of Ayahuasca bliss
Like my mind’s finally been kissed
With the grace of God I’ll be strong as his fist
Crushing the castles of greed while creating the new RSS feed                                                           that spread the vibrations of truth for which our saviors bleed

The kind that we pray for on our knees
That’s the creed
Everything else, we don’t need
Everything else, is nothing
And like all of our ancestors before… we are building something                                                        fitting of the heaven we are destined to breath, breed, and feed into existence

Like the kinding of the first fire
Fear is just resistance
to an unstopable change                                                                                                                  Liberty Square is the nexus of that’s always strange evolution                                                              From passion into active revolution                                                                                                               Got problems with the world? Well join us and be the solution

Otherwise suffer being achrived as the mental/spiritual pollution                                                    we are cleaning from Mother Earth                                                                                                                                 Prove what you’re worth…                                                                                                         Which is infinitely more powerful than the star dust dirt                                                               That makes our conscious spirit flirt                                                                                      between stages of birth death and rest

It’s all a test anyway
So pass it in flying red white and blue colors today
Get off your ass and chant
the songs which destroy the thought he, she, we us can’t
Because we can, and we are
The question is if you can see that far