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DRAFT

UN SDG Targets 10.3 & 17.3 - Target Action Plan 31

31 Outline sources of funds to pay down the national debt, avoid government shutdowns, operate the government, rapidly implement the UN SDG TAPs and end deficit spending, recessions, economic collapses and austerity programs forever and ensure reasonable net asset and income equality within and among countries

(Revised December 17, 2017)


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The Age of Abundance is upon us. Man need never again go hungry or cold. The whole world now has the capability to support itself free from want and almost free from disease.

 

Willard and Marguerite Beecher

                                                                                 The Problem of the 20th Century Footnote -

                                                                                  Poverty in the midst of plenty

 

 

31.1    Introduction


This Target Action Plan - TAP #31 implements both:

 

31.1.1 SDG Target 10.3 - “Ensure reasonable net income and net assets equality, including land and other natural resources, within and among countries, ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard“

 

31.1.2 SDG Target 17.3 “Mobilize additional financial resources for [developed and] developing countries from multiple sources” in particular to:

 

31.1.2.1          Provide up-front surge funding and donations to rapidly implement the UN SDGs TAPs in the U.S. and help implement them in developing countries,

 

31.1.2.2          Fund Government operations, end deficit spending, pay down the national debt and end recessions and economic collapses forever

 

31.1.2.3          Ensure funds are properly applied where they should be and transparent to the people

31.1.3 Some of the primary reasons we have inequalities and poverty in the U.S. and the rest of the world are:

 

31.1.3.1          Our Constitution states that the Congress will Coin (produce) and appropriate all money. The privately owned Federal Reserve has produced, loaned at very low rates and provided through quantitative easing trillions of dollars of Federal Reserve Notes to the large banks and financial institutions somehow produce trillions of dollars more of Federal Reserve Notes with "fractional banking" and interests. The 125 largest banks and financial institutions in the U.S. have 19.1 trillion in assets according to Forbes.

 

31.1.3.2          Extremely regressive taxation. The poor and middle class pay a much higher percentage of their income than the rich in taxes. Net worth is concentrated in the very large corporations/companies and in the 1%.

 

31.1.3.3          The Problem of the Twentieth Century: Poverty in the Midst of Plenty explains how Beecher "businessmen" have kept unemployment, prices, profits and executive salaries high by paying low wages and laying off employees. This has kept 4 billion people in world in poverty and debt and provides evermore unemployed workers willing to work for even lower wages.

 

31.1.4 No one really needs over say $20 million. The underlying cause of these problems are mostly greed not need and it is fed by self-doubt according to the smarter psychologists. This needs fixing also.


Table of Contents


 

31.1    Introduction

 

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31.2Purpose

 

31.3    Objectives

 

31.4    Funding and Donation Sources and Cost Avoidance Measures:

 

31.5    Conclusions:

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31.2    Purpose


To identify and outline the necessary significant sources of funding, donations and cost avoidance measures to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs and their Targets and eliminate excessive inequality within the U.S. and among the U.S. and developing countries.

 

31.3    Objectives


Provide a summary of potential funding and donation sources and cost avoidance measures that clearly shows there are more than sufficient funds to:

 

31.3.1 Fully fund the rapid implementation of the UN SDG TAPs in the U.S. and in developing countries

 

31.3.2 End deficit spending, pay down the national debt and end recessions and economic collapses forever

 

31.3.3 By also placing limits on net assets and total income, eliminate excessive wealth inequality within and among countries

 

31.3.4 Eliminate deficit spending.

 

31.3.5 Pay down and eliminate the need to increase the limit on the national debt.

 

31.3.6 End sequestration, all austerity programs, recessions and the possibility of a depression.

 

31.3.7 Target 10.3: Eliminate excessive inequality within the U.S. and among the U.S. and developing countries by ensuring equal opportunity and reducing inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard. It debunks the notions that there must be austerity programs, cuts in social programs, medicare and social security and shows that the fear monger over debt reduction and the fiscal cliff is a “Trojan Horse” to provide cover to start reducing/eliminating medicare and social security and decrease corporation taxes even more.

 

31.4   Funding and Donation Sources and Cost Avoidance Measures:


No layoffs will result from these actions. Transfers will be necessary. Individuals will be able to choose where and what work they would like to do.

 

31.4.1 TAP # 32 Provide fair, effective taxation

 

31.4.2 TAP 22 Reform financial systems.

 

31.4.3   UN SDG TAP18 End Nuclear Weapons, Wars, etc. an reprogram all but about $50 billion of the Department of Defense-Military Industrial Complex (DOD-MIC), spending appropriations, funding, budgets and contracts for peaceful purposes.

 

31.4.4 Cease all arms and munition sales, gifts and loans and eliminate military aid to foreign countries and “insurgent groups” beginning immediately with Israel, Ukraine and Syria

 

31.4.5 UN SDG TAP # 21 Require Renewable Federal Charters and Licenses for Corporations, Place Limits on Total Salaries, Bonuses Expenses and Benefits, Eliminate Corporate Executives Control Over Public Servants

 

31.4.6 UN SDG TAP # 33 Make All Government Contracts, Sub-Contracts and Grants into Time and Material Type Contracts/Grants with No Profits, Overhead, Fees or Other Percentages

 

31.4.7 Eliminate bailouts and subsidies for corporations and other entities.

 

31.4.8 Use “time and materials” type contracts with no profits, overhead, G & A, fees or percentages for all government contracts and grants. Under these contracts the contractor or grantee is reimbursed for the actual salaries, wages and benefits paid to workers, managers and professionals for direct labor and the actual costs of “materials.” Salaries, wages and fringe benefits would be at local prevailing, living wages. These living wages would be based on Davis-Bacon type calculations with the coverage expanded to include managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals (Common Agenda Item #21)

 

31.4.9 Vacate as null and void the Affordable Health Care for America Act and replace it with an refined expanded and Improved Medicare For All Act, H.R. 676. This will save over $500 billion annually by negotiating pharmaceutical, equipment and material costs and from decreased admin costs and insurance company overhead and profits. (Common Agenda Action Plan #14)

 

31.4.10  Vacate as Null and Void the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which prohibits the Government from negotiating prices of prescription drugs and established a very complicated, expensive management system. Recover/disgorge as much as possible of the unnecessary costs of at least $240 billion over the past six years. As of February 2009, the projected net cost of the program over the 2006 to 2015 time period was $549.2 billion Endnote (TAP14)

 

31.4.11  Reprogram excess current spending, appropriations and budgets resulting from efforts under Common Agenda Item 2 Reform and Organize Congress and the Executive Department by Function - Responsibility and eliminate duplicated and unnecessary functions and waste, fraud and abuse.

 

31.4.12  Expose and block the CEO Campaign to ‘Fix' the Debt: a Trojan Horse for massive corporate tax breaks.

 

31.4.13  Obtain disgorgement of profits and revenues from financial crimes and unethical acts. This is not punishment and can be exercised by demand or by order of a judge.

 

31.4.14  Reduce high level public servant pay scales by amounts proportional to the amount of salary and change Government employment pay increases for inflation to fixed amounts instead of basing them on a percentage of pay.

 

31.4.15  Eliminate pure patronage appointments.                

 

31.4.16  Pay debts as they come due and end government shutdowns, the need to raise the debt ceiling, deficit spending, sequestration and austerity programs, pay down the national debt and avoid an economic collapse, by making funds available from the Summary of Funding Sources.

 

31.5   Conclusions:

 

As these items are phased in and the UN STGs accomplished, unemployment will essentially disappear the so called fiscal cliff will become easily manageable, income, estate, gift, capitol gain, sales taxes can be phased out, inequalities will decrease, there will be no need for the recommendations of the Simpson-Bowles Commission and other austerity programs or to increase the national debt or its limit. Individuals will continue to pay payroll taxes to further strengthen Medicare and Social Security and so that they will be vested in it.

 

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