Category Archives: Poli-Finance

SALT: The Distortions of Privilege

Prior to the 16th Amendment (1913), and by no coincidence the very same year the Federal Reserve Act was thrust upon an unsuspecting population, direct taxes levied upon any individual (by the government) was deemed a violation of the U.S. Constitution unless it was “apportioned” among the States in a manner proportionate to that State’s population to that of the entire national census.

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Tax Reform: Sacred Corporate Cow!

There are far too many false-truths surrounding the in-progress Tax Reform discussion each with the potential of further elevating the Corporate Juggernaut beyond the sacred cow status it presently holds, perhaps on to the omniscient deity domain.

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Spending Bill – a $1.1T Challenge for the President

While the Administration is in desperate need of scoring Legislative Victories, it seems that neither Speaker Ryan nor Sen. McConnell are paired to the same sense of purpose. The danger here is that Ryan may, like Boehner before him, be fueling mutiny within the GOP Ranks by surrendering, once again, to the Democrats.

As Sen. Schumer stated in an interview with The Washington Post, “I think we had a strategy and it worked,… Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate were closer to one another than Republicans were to Donald Trump.” If one pauses for a moment and considers his observation we can quickly see the audacious treachery buried just below the surface; we’ve arrived at the lowest possible common-denominator where success is universally repudiated.

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The Curse of Global Central Banking

Predictable economic instability is an integral component of the Global Fiat Monetary System; a banking concept that is based on perpetual inflation. It functions, solely, on the understanding the growth is not measured in productive output, but on the capacity of the system to generate inflation. A predatory system deliberately designed to function by creating cyclical failure.

This System creates perpetual hardship by institutionalizing a predatory overtone across the financial and government specter (read the entire article on the TIMF website). Think of it this way: The more your home increases in value the more you can borrow against it and the faster the inflated value occurs the more frequently you can extract value from it. However, there are critical flaws in this system:

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Trade Agreements & Political Half-Truths

Did you know that the last time the U.S. had a “Trade Surplus” ($12.4 Billion) was 1975?  By 2015 the Federal Trade Deficit, for just Fiscal Year 2015, was $539.8 Billion. Did you know that since 1992, when the WTO (Trade Treaties) was passed and thru Fiscal Year-End 2015 the Cumulative Trade Deficit was $10.2 Trillion and over the same period Federal Debt increased by $14.1 Trillion?

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