Category Archives: Poli-Philos

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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A New Cold War Masks Predators

There’s nothing quite like a good manufactured-crisis to stir the concerns of the public and fill the vaults of war-making industries. This country has perfected the art of political-alchemy where warring factions fabricate stories in secret which are then sold, by a defiantly rogue media apparatus, to its trolling audience where the fact of what should be factual are largely irrelevant.

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Syria Falling Toward Iran?

As the U.S.-led coalition continues the exorcism of ISIS from Iraq, the unanswered question remains; how will the U.S. deal with the infestation of Iraq, and its perimeter, by Iran?

Much to the delight of Iraq’s dominantly Shia-populated leadership, former U.S. President Obama’s abandonment of Iraq created a power vacuum which Iran eagerly filled. It’s well known that Russia support of the Assad Regime (Syria) is a strategic necessity given that their only Naval Base – outside of the Black Sea – for Mediterranean access is at the Port of Tartus (Syria) and it’s not likely that Putin will give it up without a fight.

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Bush-Obama; Dreadnoughts of the Governing Class

With both former Presidents recently taking the stage, each for their own specific interests, the press would have you believe that their respective patois was a slice’n dice of Trumps Presidency; not so.

Former President Obama’s presentation, a stump-grinding pitch for Virginia Governor Candidate Ralph Norman, was true to form complete with a delirious droll, well-known cadence and as to content, mostly topical retread. The reality for President Obama, despite our best hopes, is that he’ll never escape the fact that his two-term festival-of-the-entitled is a catalogue of failures, one that history will not soon forget.

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Health Insurance Subsidies; will Trump-Cut Help?

Your first thoughts for understanding this issue is to know that since Obamacare Subsidies began, Insurance Companies have posted Record Profits?  How does one then make a connection that an already failing insurance market, one that didn’t exist before Obamacare was enacted, one that now insures (overall) less people than it did before Obamacare was enacted and one that has caused an average of 160 percent rise in premiums (some areas as high as 239 percent), one that relies more on Medicare/Medicaid coverage than any single other market-source, is somehow and suddenly capable of success if only the President were to leave the floodgate of Insurance Company Subsidies in place?

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