Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The American prosperty delusion

Given the skyrocketing costs of housing, education and medical care we're actually getting poorer and poorer. We're simply consuming our capital in the same way old folks live off the proceeds of a reverse mortgage which of course leaves the children no inheritance. Things are so out of control in the 11/04 issue Oakland City Magazine published my letter:

“Polygamy is an affordability solution to the emergence of the Oakland million dollar bungalow on a postage-sized lot. Taking on multiple wives, or husbands, as the case may be will provide enough adult earners to carry the property and feed and clothe the family.”

The below video link to my remarks at the 4/29 Kellogg meeting in support of my proposal to sell the company addresses the false prosperty issues. http://investor.kelloggs.com/MediaRegister.cfm?MediaID=15614 After logging on fast forward to about 25:30. Submitted similar proposals to Heinz & General Mills.

Monday, May 30, 2005

FEDERAL INFO CHIEF WANTS OFF MY LIST

Makes perfect sense that you as the Federal Reserve System chief of information don't want to hear criticism about its brain dead interest rate policies which has brought us the MILLION DOLLAR 2 bedroom condo, and crashed the dollar.

Of course I'll strike you off my e-mail list. Heaven forbid the Federal Reserve should expose itself to rational, common sense economics.

Mark Klein, M.D.
A FATHER of 4 young adult children worried how they'll afford a family. (Why should that be the Fed's concern?)

Michelle.A.Smith@frb.gov wrote:
Please delete me from your e-mail distribution.Thank you,Michelle Smith--------------------------Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

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PLANET EARTH CALLING RED STATE MALE VOTERS
CHIVALRY DOESN’T MEAN MEN SHOULD BE POLITICAL, LEGAL, AND SOCIAL DOORMATS
The twin pillars of Bush administration family policy--marriage promotion and
“Hell hath no fury…“ federal regulations dealing with divorce-- are irrational, unspeakably cruel to divorced fathers, break the hearts of children, and promote family destruction.
Marriage is inherently unstable. It is a vast, storm tossed ocean for which no compass has yet been invented. That’s why most cultures down through the ages sharply restricted divorce, deeply distrusted romantic love, and pressured people to marry within a familiar social, religious and economic milieu.
No wonder we have a 50% plus divorce rate with contemporary marriage almost entirely predicated on the very thin, weak reed of transient romantic feeling. Romantic feelings are magical thoughts by which prospective partners project onto each other unfulfilled emotional wishes. Absent other very good practical reasons to marry, couples are doomed to disappointment particularly since today’s cultural zeitgeist promotes the absurd ideas a perfect Tinsel Town romance with a Mr. or Ms. Right is attainable and sustainable.
Divorce becomes self perpetuating as fewer and fewer children growup in intact families. Children naturally identify with their parents behavior. Children of divorce learn it’s natural to destroy the family rather than ride out the inevitable rough spots likely to occur in any marriage.
Marriage today is like going steady in high school in the 1950s.
Marriage for men today is particularly irrational because
Thirty plus years of feminist careerism created generations of daycare raised infants and young children so lacking from sufficient maternal affection they sustained permanent developmental arrests in the neurophysiologic structures responsible for empathy. Common knowledge unaffectionately handled kittens, puppies and infant primates have problems caring for their young. More complex social animals like primates also struggle with successful mating and appropriate peer behavior. Males are much less affected. Women today initiate the vast majority of divorces because they can't make the emotional leap from romantic courtship to the empathetic, caring friendship that sustains a marriage over time.
No fault divorce and its equivalents eliminate the contractual elements of marriage. Unlike the penalties for defaulting on a loan, middle to upper middle class people seeking divorce, nowadays the vast majority being women, are rewarded with golden parachutes consisting of community property/equitable property distributions, and if there are children from the union, child support.
Federal family policy promotes divorce with overgenerous subsidy payments to states to collect child support, and underwrite the costs of jailing fathers in arrears. US Code, Title 42, Chap 7, Subchapter 4, part D, sec. 666. Since federal subsidies are linked to the amount collected, states set payment levels so high as to entice women to divorce.
To get the maximum federal subsidies to collect child support states base the payment levels as a percentage of income rather than on the actual costs of raising the children adjusted for the amount the non-custodial parent, usually the father, pays when the children are with him.
Guys, given the increasing likelihood your wives will walk out on the family you want YOUR government to insure you can meaningfully remain in your kids lives, and avoid financial ruin. American divorced fathers are today's “Jewish” victims of Nazi-like persecution. These issues must be your first priority at the ballot box.
The Republican Party cannot win the White House or control congress without winning a substantial majority of the Red State male vote. As a down payment for Red State male vote in the 2006 congressional race and the 2008 presidential contest we demand:
Removal of Assistant Secretary Wade Horn at the Administration for Children and Families, the agency responsible for drafting and enforcing child support laws, with people committed to restoring marital stability and fair and reasonable child support policy.
GUYS, NO REASON TO BE DOORMATS
FOR REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS WHO KISS THE FEMINISTS’ MARIO BLAHNIKS 24/7 AND THEN WIPE THEIR MUDDY SOLES ON US.
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