Our government still has the power to issue debt-free money like we did under Lincoln and JFK.
Dennis Kucinich has a three step plan:
- Incorporate the Federal Reserve System into the U.S. Treasury where all new money is created by government as money, not interest-bearing debt, and spent into circulation to promote the general welfare; monitored to be neither inflationary nor deflationary.
- Halt the banks' privilege to create money by ending the fractional reserve system in a gentle and elegant way. All the past monetized private credit is converted into U.S. government money. Banks then act as intermediaries accepting savings deposits and loaning them out to borrowers; what people think they do now.
- Spend new money into circulation on infrastructure, including education and healthcare needed for a growing society, starting with the $3 trillion that the American Institute of Architects estimate is needed for infrastructure repair (roads, bridges, railroads, water systems, sewer systems, etc.); creating good jobs across the nation, re-invigorating local economies and re-funding government at all levels.