There are Trillions At Stake….

President Trump is disrupting decades of multinational financial interests who use the U.S. as a host for their ideological endeavors. President Trump is confronting multinational corporations and the global constructs of economic systems that were put in place to the detriment of the host (USA) ie. YOU. There are trillions at stake; it is all about the economics; all else is chaff and countermeasures.

We are already familiar how China, Mexico and ASEAN nations export our raw materials (ore, coking coal, rare earth minerals etc.). The raw materials are used to manufacture goods overseas, the cheap durable goods are then shipped back into the U.S. for purchase.

It is within this decades-long process where we lost the manufacturing base, and the multinational economic planners (World Trade Organization) put us on a path to being a “service driven” economy.

The road to a “service-driven economy” is paved with a great disparity between financial classes. The wealth gap is directly related to the inability of the middle-class to thrive.

Elite financial interests, including those within Washington DC, gain wealth and power, the U.S. workforce is reduced to servitude, “service”, of their affluent needs.

The destruction of the U.S. industrial and manufacturing base is EXACTLY WHY the wealth gap has exploded in the past 30 years.

The exact same exfiltration and exploitation has been happening, with increased speed, over the past 15-20 years with “CONSUMABLE GOODS“, ie food.  Raw material foodstuff is exported to China, ASEAN nations and Mexico, processed and shipped back into the U.S. as a finished product.

Recent example: Salmonella Ritz Bits (whey); Nabisco shuts New Jersey manufacturing plant, moves food production to Mexico… the result: Salmonella crackers.  This is the same design-flow with food as previously exploited by other economic sectors, including auto manufacturing.

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Monsanto, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Bunge, Potash Corp, Cargill or Wilmar, stay out of the public eye by design.  Most megafood conglomerates have roots going back a century or more, but ever-increasing consolidation means that their current corporate owners may have been established only a few years ago.  Welcome to the complex world of Big Ag:

Start with the so-called Big Six [PDF]. Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, Bayer, and BASF produce roughly three-quarters of the pesticides used in the world. The first five also sell more than half the name-brand seeds that farmers plant, including varieties modified for resistance to the very pesticides they also sell. Meanwhile, if farmers want fertilizer, a list of 10 other companies, starting with PotashCorp, account for about two-thirds of the world market.

Once the plowing, planting, nurturing, and harvesting are done, around 80 percent of major crops pass through the hands of four traders: ADM, Bunge, Cargill, and Louis Dreyfus. These companies aren’t just financiers, of course—Cargill, for example, produces animal feed and many other products, and it supplies more than a fifth of all meat sold in the United States.

And if you ever had any ideas about going vegetarian to avoid the conglomerates, forget about it: ADM processes about a third of all soybeans in the United States and a sixth of those grown around the globe. It also brews more than 5.6 billion liters of ethanol for gasoline and pours more than 2 million metric tons of high-fructose corn syrup every year. And it produces a sixth of the world’s chocolate.  {Continue – and go Deep}

Multinational corporations, BIG AG, are now invested in controlling the outputs of U.S. agricultural industry and farmers. This process is why food prices have risen exponentially in the past decade.

The free market is not determining price; there is no “supply and demand” influence within this modern agricultural dynamic. Food commodities are now a controlled market just like durable goods. The raw material (harvests writ large) are exploited by the financial interests of massive multinational corporations.  This is “contract farming”.

If U.S. supply and demand were the sole aspects of the domestic market price for food, we would see the prices of aggregate food products drop by half almost immediately. Some perishable food products would predictably drop so dramatically in price it is unfathomable how far the prices would fall.

Behind this dynamic we find the international corporate and financial interests who are inherently at risk from President Trump’s “America-First” economic and trade platform. Believe it or not, President Trump is up against an entire world economic establishment.

When we understand how trade works in the modern era we understand why the agents within the system are so adamantly opposed to U.S. President Trump.

♦The biggest lie in modern economics, willingly spread and maintained by corporate media, is that a system of global markets still exists.

It doesn’t.

Every element of global economic trade is controlled and exploited by massive institutions, multinational banks and multinational corporations. Institutions like the World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Bank control trillions of dollars in economic activity. Underneath that economic activity there are people who hold the reigns of power over the outcomes. These individuals and groups are the stakeholders in direct opposition to principles of America-First national economics.

The modern financial constructs of these entities have been established over the course of the past three decades. When you understand how they manipulate the economic system of individual nations you begin to understand understand why they are so fundamentally opposed to President Trump.

In the Western World, separate from communist control perspectives (ie. China), “Global markets” are a modern myth; nothing more than a talking point meant to keep people satiated with sound bites they might find familiar. Global markets have been destroyed over the past three decades by multinational corporations who control the products formerly contained within global markets.

The same is true for “Commodities Markets”. The multinational trade and economic system, run by corporations and multinational banks, now controls the product outputs of independent nations. The free market economic system has been usurped by entities who create what is best described as ‘controlled markets’.

U.S. President Trump smartly understands what has taken place. Additionally he uses economic leverage as part of a broader national security policy; and to understand who opposes President Trump specifically because of the economic leverage he creates, it becomes important to understand the objectives of the global and financial elite who run and operate the institutions. The Big Club.

Understanding how trillions of trade dollars influence geopolitical policy we begin to understand the three-decade global financial construct they seek to protect.

That is, global financial exploitation of national markets.

FOUR BASIC ELEMENTS:

♦Multinational corporations purchase controlling interests in various national outputs (harvests an raw materials), and ancillary industries, of developed industrial western nations. {example}

♦The Multinational Corporations making the purchases are underwritten by massive global financial institutions, multinational banks. (*note* in China it is the communist government underwriting the purchase)

♦The Multinational Banks and the Multinational Corporations then utilize lobbying interests to manipulate the internal political policy of the targeted nation state(s).

♦With control over the targeted national industry or interest, the multinationals then leverage export of the national asset (exfiltration) through trade agreements structured to the benefit of lesser developed nation states – where they have previously established a proactive financial footprint.

Against the backdrop of President Trump confronting China; and against the backdrop of NAFTA having been replaced by the USMCA; and against the necessary need to support the key U.S. steel industry; revisiting the economic influences within the modern import/export dynamic will help conceptualize the issues at the heart of the matter.

There are a myriad of interests within each trade sector that make specific explanation very challenging; however, here’s the basic outline.

For three decades economic “globalism” has advanced, quickly. Everyone accepts this statement, yet few actually stop to ask who and what are behind this – and why?

Influential people with vested financial interests in the process have sold a narrative that global manufacturing, global sourcing, and global production was the inherent way of the future. The same voices claimed the American economy was consigned to become a “service-driven economy.”

What was always missed in these discussions is that advocates selling this global-economy message have a vested financial and ideological interest in convincing the information consumer it is all just a natural outcome of economic progress.

It’s not.

It’s not natural at all. It is a process that is entirely controlled, promoted and utilized by large conglomerates, lobbyists, purchased politicians and massive financial corporations.

Again, I’ll try to retain the larger altitude perspective without falling into the traps of the esoteric weeds. I freely admit this is tough to explain and I may not be successful.

Bulletpoint #1: ♦ Multinational corporations purchase controlling interests in various national elements of developed industrial western nations.

This is perhaps the most challenging to understand. In essence, thanks specifically to the way the World Trade Organization (WTO) was established in 1995, national companies expanded their influence into multiple nations, across a myriad of industries and economic sectors (energy, agriculture, raw earth minerals, etc.). This is the basic underpinning of national companies becoming multinational corporations.

Think of these multinational corporations as global entities now powerful enough to reach into multiple nations -simultaneously- and purchase controlling interests in a single economic commodity.

A historic reference point might be the original multinational enterprise, energy via oil production. (Exxon, Mobil, BP, etc.)

However, in the modern global world, it’s not just oil; the resource and product procurement extends to virtually every possible commodity and industry. From the very visible (wheat/corn) to the obscure (small minerals, and even flowers).

Bulletpoint #2 ♦ The Multinational Corporations making the purchases are underwritten by massive global financial institutions, multinational banks.

During the past several decades national companies merged. The largest lemon producer company in Brazil, merges with the largest lemon company in Mexico, merges with the largest lemon company in Argentina, merges with the largest lemon company in the U.S., etc. etc. National companies, formerly of one nation, become “continental” companies with control over an entire continent of nations.

…. or it could be over several continents or even the entire world market of Lemon/Widget production. These are now multinational corporations. They hold interests in specific segments (this example lemons) across a broad variety of individual nations.

National laws on Monopoly building are not the same in all nations. Most are not as structured as the U.S.A or other more developed nations (with more laws). During the acquisition phase, when encountering a highly developed nation with monopoly laws, the process of an umbrella corporation might be needed to purchase the targeted interests within a specific nation. The example of Monsanto applies here.

Bulletpoint #3 ♦The Multinational Banks and the Multinational Corporations then utilize lobbying interests to manipulate the internal political policy of the targeted nation state(s).

With control of the majority of actual lemons the multinational corporation now holds a different set of financial values than a local farmer or national market. This is why commodities exchanges are essentially dead. In the aggregate the mercantile exchange is no longer a free or supply-based market; it is now a controlled market exploited by mega-sized multinational corporations.

Instead of the traditional ‘supply/demand’ equation determining prices, the corporations look to see what nations can afford what prices. The supply of the controlled product is then distributed to the country according to their ability to afford the price. This is essentially the bastardized and politicized function of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This is also how the corporations controlling WTO policy maximize profits.

Back to the lemons. A corporation might hold the rights to the majority of the lemon production in Brazil, Argentina and California/Florida. The price the U.S. consumer pays for the lemons is directed by the amount of inventory (distribution) the controlling corporation allows in the U.S.

If the U.S. lemon harvest is abundant, the controlling interests will export the product to keep the U.S. consumer spending at peak or optimal price. A U.S. customer might pay $2 for a lemon, a Mexican customer might pay .50¢, and a Canadian $1.25.

The bottom line issue is the national supply (in this example ‘harvest/yield’) is not driving the national price because the supply is now controlled by massive multinational corporations.

The mistake people often make is calling this a “global commodity” process. In the modern era this “global commodity” phrase is particularly nonsense.

A true global commodity is a process of individual nations harvesting/creating a similar product and bringing that product to a global market. Individual nations each independently engaged in creating a similar product.

Under modern globalism this process no longer takes place. It’s a complete fraud. Massive multinational corporations control the majority of production inside each nation and therefore control the global product market and price. It is a controlled system.

EXAMPLE: Part of the lobbying in the food industry is to advocate for the expansion of U.S. taxpayer benefits to underwrite the costs of the domestic food products they control. By lobbying DC these multinational corporations get congress and policy-makers to expand the basis of who can use EBT and SNAP benefits (state reimbursement rates).

Expanding the federal subsidy for food purchases is part of the corporate profit dynamic.

With increased taxpayer subsidies, the food price controllers can charge more domestically and export more of the product internationally. Taxes, via subsidies, go into their profit margins. The corporations then use a portion of those enhanced profits in contributions to the politicians. It’s a circle of money.

In highly developed nations this multinational corporate process requires the corporation to purchase the domestic political process (as above) with individual nations allowing the exploitation in varying degrees. As such, the corporate lobbyists pay hundreds of millions to politicians for changes in policies and regulations; one sector, one product, or one industry at a time. These are specialized lobbyists.

In Mexico and underdeveloped countries when government officials take payments from companies, cartels and corporations, we call that system “corrupt”.  However, in the U.S. when politicians take the same payments we call it “lobbying”; the process is identical.

EXAMPLE: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)

CFIUS is an inter-agency committee authorized to review transactions that could result in control of a U.S. business by a foreign person (“covered transactions”), in order to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security of the United States.

CFIUS operates pursuant to section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended by the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007 (FINSA) (section 721) and as implemented by Executive Order 11858, as amended, and regulations at 31 C.F.R. Part 800.

The CFIUS process has been the subject of significant reforms over the past several years. These include numerous improvements in internal CFIUS procedures, enactment of FINSA in July 2007, amendment of Executive Order 11858 in January 2008, revision of the CFIUS regulations in November 2008, and publication of guidance on CFIUS’s national security considerations in December 2008 (more)

Bulletpoint #4With control over the targeted national industry or interest, the multinationals then leverage export of the national asset (exfiltration) through trade agreements structured to the benefit of lesser developed nation states – where they have previously established a proactive financial footprint.

The process of charging the U.S. consumer more for a product, that under normal national market conditions would cost less, is a process called exfiltration of wealth. This is the basic premise, the cornerstone, behind the catch-phrase ‘globalism’.

It is never discussed.

To control the market price some contracted product may even be secured and shipped with the intent to allow it to sit idle (or rot). It’s all about controlling the price and maximizing the profit equation. To gain the same $1 profit a widget multinational might have to sell 20 widgets in El-Salvador (.25¢ each), or two widgets in the U.S. ($2.50/each).

Think of the process like the historic reference of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries). Only in the modern era massive corporations are playing the role of OPEC and it’s not oil being controlled, thanks to the WTO it’s almost everything.

Again, this is highlighted in the example of taxpayers subsidizing the food sector (EBT, SNAP etc.), the corporations can charge U.S. consumers more. Ex. more beef is exported, red meat prices remain high at the grocery store, but subsidized U.S. consumers can better afford the high prices.

Of course, if you are not receiving food payment assistance (middle-class) you can’t eat the steaks because you can’t afford them. (Not accidentally, it’s the same scheme in the ObamaCare healthcare system)

Agriculturally, multinational corporate Monsanto says: ‘all your harvests are belong to us‘. Contract with us, or you lose because we can control the market price of your end product. Downside is that once you sign that contract, you agree to terms that are entirely created by the financial interests of the larger corporation; not your farm.

The multinational agriculture lobby is massive. We willingly feed the world as part of the system; but you as a grocery customer pay more per unit at the grocery store because domestic supply no longer determines domestic price.

Within the agriculture community the (feed-the-world) production export factor also drives the need for labor. Labor is a cost. The multinational corps have a vested interest in low labor costs. Ergo, open border policies. (ie. willingly purchased republicans not supporting border wall etc.).

This corrupt economic manipulation/exploitation applies over multiple sectors, and even in the sub-sector of an industry like steel. China/India purchases the raw material, coking coal, then sells the finished good (rolled steel) back to the global market at a discount. Or it could be rubber, or concrete, or plastic, or frozen chicken parts etc.

The ‘America First’ Trump-Trade Doctrine upsets the entire construct of this multinational export/control dynamic. Team Trump focus exclusively on bilateral trade deals, with specific trade agreements targeted toward individual nations (not national corporations).

‘America-First’ is also specific policy at a granular product level looking out for the national interests of the United States, U.S. workers, U.S. companies and U.S. consumers.

Under President Trump’s Trade positions, balanced and fair trade with strong regulatory control over national assets, exfiltration of U.S. national wealth is essentially stopped.

This puts many current multinational corporations, globalists who previously took a stake-hold in the U.S. economy with intention to export the wealth, in a position of holding contracted interest of an asset they can no longer exploit.

Perhaps now we understand better how massive multi-billion multinational corporations and institutions are aligned against President Trump.

RELATED:

♦The Modern Third Dimension in American Economics – HERE

♦The “Fed” Can’t Figure out the New Economics – HERE

♦Proof “America-First” has disconnected Main Street from Wall Street – HERE

♦Treasury Secretary Mnuchin begins creating a Parallel Banking System – HERE

♦How Trump Economic Policy is Interacting With The Stock Market – HERE

♦How Multinationals have Exported U.S. Wealth – HERE

 

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293 Responses to There are Trillions At Stake….

  1. Rowdyone says:

    So if a corrupt Congress is the lynchpin allowing the selling out of America’s natural resources and middle class they need to be targeted for reform. And while term limits is the first obvious choice I would offer another reform that most of us resist as too restrictive…campaign finance reform. But instead of restricting money to campaigns, as has been the case in the past, I would suggest getting quid pro quo influence money reduced by forcing Public Television to offer political candidates free airtime during election season. Politicians justify taking lobbyists money because they need to pay for effective advertising, television. Well, free PUBLIC Television time does just that. And if the Corporation for Public Broadcasting System balks their government subsidy will be revoked and steps taken to reform them. The campaign finance arms race we see today is repugnant and at the root of many of our problems.

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    • Victor Laszlo says:

      I would also like to see congress drug tested every month

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      • WSB says:

        Excellent, Victor.

        And I maintain that limiting a President to two terms is unconstitutional, if no other employees of the Executive Branch, and every other branch do not follow the same protocol. There was never any term limitation of the executive in the original Constitution for a reason.

        President Trump now has standing.

        I believe we should study this further.

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        • VVV VVV says:

          No thanks. If this had been in place in 2016, Obama would have had a third term.

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          • WSB says:

            My point is that if one branch of government has a term limit, then all branches and support should have the same. It should be unconstitutional for a President to have a term limit when others do not.

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          • WSB says:

            There should be three equal branches of government. We no longer have that.

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          • mostlyogauge says:

            If the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting the number of terms that a President can serve, our current history of US Presidents would most likely be a LOT different. Eisenhower probably would have been elected for a third and possibly fourth term. But, the military-industrial complex did not like him. If he would have been elected, maybe the Bay of Pigs would have been successful. Kennedy, and then Johnson (ewww), would not have been elected, and so forth. We may have not gotten involved in Viet Nam. A lot of would notta, could notta, should nottas there. Reagan may have served three terms. Bush 1, Bush 2, Clinton and Obama probably would never have been elected to Congress. Maybe the CIA would have been swept into the dustbin of history. Who knows?

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        • John Ostrowski says:

          It has been said that, ” What’s good for the goose , is good for the gander”.

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          • lisabrqwc says:

            And while we’re at it, why should members of Congress and their staffs get cadillac benefits and retirement plans? I believe our forefathers called it public SERVICE, not public employment.

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        • pyrthroes says:

          Presidents’ two-term limit is prima facie constitutional due to the 22nd Amendment (XXII), passed by Congress in 1947, ratified 1951, preventing another “perpetual incumbency” such as FDR’s. However much an individual Chief Executive’s performance seems worth prolonging, indefinite terms in practice foster despotism.

          Although less evident, the same is true in spades for both oligarchic Legislative and kritarchic Judiciary branches. Sooner or later, public sector dynamics driving today’s K Street Congress (where “lobbyists” –read corporate bagmen– mint House and Senate millionaires) and geriatric courthouse cronies, will give way to 12-year legislative terms (six 2-year House, two 6-year Senate seats) plus 12 – 18 year Court appointments with mandated age constraints of (say) 36 to 72 years. In administrative/regulatory Fourth Branch contexts, an amended Pendleton Act (1883) applying similar constraints to public-sector employees (our “devoted public servants”) would go far towards opening Federal and State bureaucracies to citizen participation, contracting private-sector expertise via stringent competitive incentives.

          “Personnel is destiny”: Either procedural strictures replenish a country’s reigning Political Class from scratch, or jacquemards will eventually take action in survival mode. As for the lurking-menace WTO, a Trumpian comeuppance can’t happen soon enough.

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          • mostlyogauge says:

            How about a law or Constitutional amendment or whatever it takes that would make it illegal to personally accept campaign contributions, or bribery, as it is called in all other countries in the world. All of the dem candidates, except doomberg, are in it only for the money. My understanding is that if a candidate suspends a presidential campaign, any money left over and not spent is theirs to keep. If I’m wrong, please tell me and cite the law.

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          • WSB says:

            So, after all of that, we need fairness in term limits across the branches!

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        • Maria says:

          The branches have different responsibilities. The President is one person with lots of power. Under FDR we learned that curbing that power is a prudent thing to do. When one individual position has lots of power, it needs a bigger check than an individual office with lesser power. (In other words, while Congress has the ability to pass laws, your individual Senator on his or her own does not. The President, however, unilaterally exercises veto power.) Maybe term limits for Senate and House of Representatives is a good idea. But the length should be weighed on it’s own merits.

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          • JC1974 says:

            Considering Representatives and Senators are management heads for professional political staffs, and the pro political staff interfaces with agency chiefs and Beltway bandits to actually write the laws, what’s the point of Congressional term limits? If I can vote in one man/woman with values matching my own and they are consistent then I want to keep them there voting, until they aren’t upholding my values anymore.

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          • WSB says:

            All elected though.

            We have as much abuse in the other branches, especially if the vote counting is corrupt.

            I believe there needs to be more scrutiny here.

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    • VVV VVV says:

      It’s great this has been succinctly articulated, but the fact of the matter is that after 2024 they just roll back whatever PTrump has been able to put in place. Congress has sold out and that won’t change anytime soon.

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      • noswamp says:

        NO. Republicans will win in 2024 as well. Or a democrat that lies. Then he will lose in 2028 and we will have a Republican again, perhaps D Trump Jr. I do not trust Ivanka at all. Too liberal.

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        • rashomon says:

          Natural-born citizens, y’all. After O’Bozo, we should know why our founders were concerned about loyalty to foreign governments.

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          • Judith says:

            How about Tiffany? Think she would take one for the team?

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            • rashomon says:

              I think she’s much smarter than most realize. Keeping a low profile certainly allows her more freedom to grow and learn at her own pace.

              Frankly, I’m not a fan of these legacy dynasties in American politics that have replaced monarchies, but carry the same baggage.

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      • highlander says:

        Keep the faith. Think positively. Thoughts have POWER. Keep in mind and project what you would have be. (part of “Law of Attraction”—-universal law very much at work in the world.) Avoid pessimism…do not doubt—-not lecturing; just seeing we have to do EVERYTHING we can to help PDJT’s vision and plan-for-the-salvation-of-our-country to prevail.

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        • StanH says:

          Bingo Highlander! Defeatism, negativism, fatalism, the sky is falling crap can become a bigger enemy than our actual enemies. It has been a tool of the cabal since forever. Fait accompli! If we believe we’re beat we’re beat. They would love to sow doubt and have apathy sink back in.

          The truth is we have them in a corner, isolated in the swamp and state capitals. We stay focused, keep our Great President Trump flanks covered and we’ll crush them.

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    • majorkalhoun says:

      How we fix Congress:

      1. Repeal the 17th Amendment
      2. Term limits of six years for all members of Congress and ALL government administrators.
      3. Repeal McCain-Feingold
      4. Donation caps of $1,000 per person per candidate.
      5. Prohibit corporations from issuing donations
      6. Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment requiring govt cannot spend more than it takes in each budget cycle except at times of Congressionally approved wars.
      7. Prohibit all lobbyists
      8. Cap all government pay at 2x the national household income rate. This is public service, not a Ponzi scheme.
      9. Eliminate all government retirement plans and benefits. You want an IRA, you set one up. You want your boss to pay into your retirement plan, don’t work for the government.
      10. Make government unions illegal. It’s nothing but a scam.
      11. Require all government personnel who have access to classified information to undergo a FBI background check, this includes the President, VP, all members of Congress, their staff, and all other federal employees.
      12. Congress shall pass no law that does not apply to EVERYONE, including members of Congress and their staff.

      These 12 steps would help right our ship in a few decades. Those who seek government employment to enrich themselves will find it unprofitable. The riff-raff will fail the background check. Big money will find it more difficult to buy politicians, and ordinary citizens will once again have a chance to shape America’s future.

      Then again, we can keep voting for the same corrupt politicians hoping for a different result and complain about it.

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      • Maria says:

        Lots of good ideas there. Would go further on corporations, they shouldn’t even exist. It’s a legal fiction where they pretend that a group of people is one person.

        Before repealing the 17th, I would look closely at why it was instated in the first place. It might be a good idea to first enact a Presidential Line Item Veto. Apparently candidates for Senate would offer bribes (from the Federal trough) if elected. Senator goes to Washington D.C, meets up with other corrupt Senators. They scheme together to pork-laden bills. “You help me pay my bribes, I’ll help you pay yours.” With the line item veto the President could squash that crap.

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      • mugzey302 says:

        Also ~ routine financial audits of Rep and Sen, plus family (Hunter/Joe), maybe bureaucrats too. Eliminate union and Senior Executive Service. Eliminate use of contractors (employees are buffing their nails, collecting big $/benefits while slave labor does the work!) POTUS would like to run this ship like a businesd, I’m sure, but he’s ham-strung by union and SES. There should be no private retirement plans for any of them, just SSA and 401k like the rest of us.

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  2. IGiveUp says:

    Balanced trade and regulated capitalism are the solutions to free trade and monopolistic capitalism. Now of course the devil is in the details. How do we balance and how do we regulate. I’d suggest we better give it a try though since what we now have isn’t working. This is what I hope the economic side of MAGA is.

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  3. MGBSE says:

    Oh…my…goodness!!!

    Thank you Sundance for this amazingly, long AND IMPORTANT summary…I will sleep, drink strong coffee…and read tomorrow.

    i did look at the pictures…and they are perfect… especially the one with our seated, arms folded, President…being preyed on, I mean, pressured by the feckless world fools, I mean, leaders… DEMANDING our President agree to the lie that is global warming…all EXCEPT our good ally, Japanese Prime Minister Abe…arms folded too!

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    • Les D says:

      Great photo which went viral. I have it saved in My Pictures. But Bolton said it was only perfect timing of a millisecond in time, the seeming showdown/staredown it depicts just did not happen. But I love it, every milli-millisecond of it.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Bolton would say that. Posted way upthread about it. If you
        look closely again at the picture, Bolton and Macron are making
        eye contact at that very second. Bolton said that for CYA.

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  4. DJ says:

    “Agriculturally, multinational corporate Monsanto says: ‘all your harvests are belong to us‘. Contract with us, or you lose because we can control the market price of your end product. Downside is that once you sign that contract, you agree to terms that are entirely created by the financial interests of the larger corporation; not your farm.”
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    I’m sorry, but this part doesn’t make any sense at all. Monsanto – now owned by Bayer – is not a player in the farm end product market. They sell seed products and chemical products such as herbicides, etc. (Including the very nasty Agent Orange used in Vietnam that one of my uncles is suffering the effects of to this day.) But with the exception of farmers who grow seed products – a very, very small percentage of farmers – NO farmers contract with Monsanto to sell “harvests” to them. It just isn’t so.

    Now, if you want to discuss Cargill or Archer Daniels Midland, that’s another story.

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    • noswamp says:

      Monsanto was evil. And I take what you say DJ at your word. Bayer put them out of their misery. Selling GMO seeds that only work for one season and making farmers go back to Monsanto to buy their seeds? NAH. Terrible. If Cargill or Archer Daniels Midland took over the flag from Monsanto, SHAME ON THEM!!!

      That being said my friends, I do not know the real deal on this issue. FYI. Someone tell me what is really going on here. I would love to know.

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      • noswamp says:

        Bought a bottle of Bayer aspirin that did not work. Just threw a bottle away and went back with my standard brand.

        Everyone is different, and I am sure that Bayer aspirin helps millions but personally for me, Bayer has failed me.

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    • highlander says:

      You’re kidding—- right? Look deeper at how ALL is interconnected and inter-related….. Just sayin’…..

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    • spoogels says:

      I wont use Bayer at all. They were a Nazi company that morphed into a US company after WW2
      Others too
      7 Brands With Nazi Ties That We All Use
      -Bayer
      -Kodak
      -AP
      -Hugo Boss
      -Coca Cola
      -Volkswagen
      -IBM
      I can add BMW

      https://allthatsinteresting.com/major-brands-nazi-collaborators

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    • madeline says:

      DJ, My daughter works for Delta airlines. They ordered new uniforms, “purple” several years ago, made by Lands End in Viet Nam. Many are breaking out all over their bodies, many have miscarried babies and there are cases of pancrean cancer and kidney cancer. Several of the women sent hair samples to find out what is going on and they found agent orange in the hair sample… If you see some Delta employees wearing black and white instead of purple thats why. If all these problems prove to be as stated a big law suit could be on the horizon. It should be a big story in the news but these multi million dollar corps always get a break.

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  5. map says:

    basically, the global economic system is a reincarnation of the British East India company that controlled half of world trade.

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    • majorkalhoun says:

      The Brit families are still in control. Look at the largest US concrete manufacturers. Brit owned. Larges global banks, Brit owned. The wealthy Brits have been playing the long game while most US companies play the short one, cashing out after one or two generations.

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  6. mugzey302 says:

    Once again, “it’s a big club, and you aren’t in it” ~ right?

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    • mugzey302 says:

      Sundance, BTW ~ great investigative work and summary for us “normies”.
      Thank you. 😉👍

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      • noswamp says:

        Sundance,
        On this one I am not a “normey”, but you still educated me as to why normal economics don’t work anymore. Why the prices for food has gone up so much. Especially since 2009 when I first noticed it. They did it slowly, sorta like cooking a live frog. Until POTUS came along.

        We are now all awake. Trump is changing the dynamic in more ways than we even knew.

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  7. dufrst says:

    These people will do anything!

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  8. Beau Geste says:

    “crony capitalism” where politicians are crooked and the power of government is usurped to destroy free competition, is a misnomer. It should be called “Crony corruption”, and should be prosecuted. Rigged city, state and federal government contracts, biased government funding to ‘connected foundations’, kickbacks, crooked DOJ/FBI law ‘enforcement’ to protect it all.

    Sander’s supporters know something is very wrong, but they do not recognize that it is government top-down corruption, regulatory capture, barriers to competition, impeding social and economic mobility enforced by crooked government, that is the problem.

    The growth of the ‘code of federal regulations’ (corruptly bought CFR) is a direct measure of political corruption which has been co-opted to hinder competition and economic mobility. The growth of the CFR has been enormous,

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  9. Garavaglia says:

    I used to like this photo with Bolton appearing to back up Trump. I don’t view the photo the same anymore.

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  10. Magabear says:

    And offshoring domestic manufacturing hits areas one might not even consider. Due to China’s coronavirus issues and the shutdown of many of their manufacturing plants, hockey sticks are becoming difficult for NHL players to get. https://www.prohockeyrumors.com/2020/03/overseas-notes-coronavirus-world-championships-sticks-jokipakka.html?fv-home=true&post-id=118577

    Not that long ago, most sticks were made in North America, but now most are made in China. Even hockey skates are mostly made in China now. And the cost of a composite hockey stick is over $100.00 a stick now. The cost went up while the cost of making them went down. Funny how that works.

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    • StanH says:

      All part of the plan. Force regulations, taxes, unions and the next thing you know is, voila off to China they go. Throw the employees in the unemployment line and flood the area with 3rd world squatters, win-win, think of the bottom line. And if you say anything you’re a racist. What a great system we’ve allowed to envelope our country.

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      • majorkalhoun says:

        Just remember, the good ole GOP is in on the scam. Hence Bush, Dole, Bush, McCain, Romney, Bush (who was beaten by Trump thank God).

        The GOP is NOT our friend. Look at Dan Crenshaw, Tim Scott, Marco Rubio, and a plethora of others. They don’t work for us, they work for them.

        We lost the Senate when the 17th Amendment was passed. It allowed the global corporations to buy critical politicians for life. Until we repeal it, little will change. People are stupid, America has proven that. We have voted for our own demise.

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        • StanH says:

          Some are stupid, most are apathetic. Immersed in their owns lives, businesses, et all and are happy to leave politics to the politicians, with the silly notion that they represented the American people when in truth they represent how much cash they can pilfer.

          You are right the 17th was a well calculated dagger to the heart of our Republic, one of many things that Marxist/globalist weasel Woodrow Wilson gave the American people. It does need to go. First we have to fortify our beachhead that we established in 2016 build on it then go after amending the Constitution. The current group of senators will never let their fiefdoms be at risk. They will have to be forced.

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  11. noswamp says:

    Magabear, Great comment! I did not know that.

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  12. Grant Hodges says:

    The energy markets show that globalists are not gods. Were the usual globalists all powerful, they would have been able to prevent the USA from becoming the No. 1 energy supplier, and could have stopped the US energy output from restoring the fortunes of the nation. Trump could not be doing what he is doing today (without God’s grace and . . . ) without the directional drilling/ fracking revolution that has overwhelmed the globalist controls with a flood of oil and natural gas. Obama and the globalists intended to give us $8 gasoline and middle and lower class poverty. The globalists lost. Markets DO rule in a free society eventually. Soli Deo Gloria.

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  13. appraisher says:

    “Instead of the traditional ‘supply/demand’ equation determining prices, the corporations look to see what nations can afford what prices. The supply of the controlled product is then distributed to the country according to their ability to afford the price.”

    “The price the U.S. consumer pays for the lemons is directed by the amount of inventory (distribution) the controlling corporation allows in the U.S.”

    The perfect description of why Americans pay 20-30-40% more than Canadians and Europeans, for the exact same medications, made by the exact same pharmaceutical companies. Sundance is correct, this isn’t supply and demand, it’s corporate extortion…and people die because of it. This is immoral corporate executives and their paid-for politicians selling lives for 30,000,000,000 pieces of silver.

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    • appraisher says:

      Correction: 20-30-40 TIMES (not %)

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    • majorkalhoun says:

      Plus we allow futures betting on commodities like food and medicine, betting that then drives up prices. Futures and derivatives are nothing more than a scam. There is no moral justification for either market to exist.

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  14. anthonydog says:

    The export control dynamic has Americans paying higher prices in order to equalize global markets… This is GLOBAL COMMUNISM of all markets with Americans shouldering the burden.

    It is not only food but pharmaceuticals as well that has Americans paying well more than their fair share

    . America is being raped and redistributed. President Trump understands that “GLOBALISM” is “GLOBAL COMMUNISM.”

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  15. zorrorides says:

    Talkin’ ’bout lemons…

    The USA still has all of these people living “out of town”. Imagine going for a ride in the countryside. Imagine if those folks on the acreages could have gardens and orchards and fields and pastures, and sold their goods to other folks living in the good old USA.

    Gotta free Main Street from DC and Wall Street. And just as quickly, free all the places with rural postal service from all the regulations by K Street.

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  16. Frank says:

    I like to think that, when Trump wins his second and final term of office, he will then quadruple-down on aggressively eradicating the parasites from government. And if that isn’t enough, then God help us, because we will be on the path to either another civil war or an age of communism.

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  17. wodiej says:

    This is frightening because it reveals that prior Presidents have either been crooked or clueless. These companies are paying slave labor wages and then charging union labor prices. Its evil.

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  18. Joshua2415 says:

    It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it! (George Carlin)

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    • majorkalhoun says:

      George loved America. It is a shame so few listened to him. He and Frank Zappa were of the very few willing to step up and say what was really going on in America. Sheik Yerbouti still resonates today.

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      • StanH says:

        “I Am the Slime.” Frank Zappa

        I am gross and perverted
        I’m obsessed ‘n deranged
        I have existed for years
        But very little has changed
        I’m the tool of the Government
        And industry too
        For I am destined to rule
        And regulate you

        I may be vile and pernicious
        But you can’t look away
        I make you think I’m delicious
        With the stuff that I say
        I’m the best you can get
        Have you guessed me yet?
        I’m the slime oozin’ out
        From your TV set

        You will obey me while I lead you
        And eat the garbage that I feed you
        Until the day that we don’t need you
        Don’t go for help . . . no one will heed you
        Your mind is totally controlled
        It has been stuffed into my mold
        And you will do as you are told
        Until the rights to you are sold

        That’s right, folks
        Don’t touch that dial

        Well, I am the slime from your video
        Oozin’ along on your livin’ room floor
        I am the slime from your video
        Can’t stop the slime, people, lookit me go
        I am the slime from your video
        Oozin’ along on your livin’ room floor
        I am the slime from your video
        Can’t stop the slime, people, lookit me go

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  19. TJ says:

    Excellent. Timely updates reflecting new developments.

    I recommend this shorter companion piece to share with those who may need an introduction before they, “go deep”. My opinion only.

    DC’s Legislative Business
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/02/22/dcs-legislative-business/

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  20. lee says:

    notice more apple and peach orchards are being leveled and turned into cherry orchards in British Columbia. Cherries bring a good price in a growing Asian market and the price and supply of cherries in Canada is affected. Sockeye salmon has tripled in price, as a wealthier Asian market has developed. The danger for a country lays in when big agriculture reduces a region to mono-culture which is done to serve export markets and profits. When there is a local crop failure of other crops that serve local needs, shortage develops and prices rice with malnutrion and starvation occurring. The Irish potatoe famine of 1848 is a good example of what can occur with monoculture.

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  21. BigTalkers says:

    It was a combination of the Stock Market(s) and Information Technology (IT) that were primarily responsible for this phenomenon.

    I watched it happen to America’s home building industry. Whereas tens of thousands of small land developers and homebuilding companies proliferated as late as the 1980’s, a few large banks and mega-builders now dominate new home construction.

    Writ large, this type of consolidation is responsible for what was previously the province of the Small Businesses that had previously comprised the bulk of the US economy.

    (As an aside, it’s also what enabled “Fake News” to proliferate.)

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    • majorkalhoun says:

      I started in Construction in the mid 80s. It was the illegal Mexicans that tipped the scales for companies like Pulte, Ryland Homes, Centex Homes, DR Horton. We built a very economical 4800 SF home, we costed every item and sourced them as cheaply as possible, including buying many of them at wholesale prices. But we could not compete with the cheap foreign labor on framing, painting, and drywall. Plus, their lenders let them build ten spec homes at a time in each subdivision, we were only allowed one.

      If anyone thinks illegal foreign labor is a new problem, they are delusional. It has been eating us like a cancer for decades.

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  22. spoogels says:

    Uyghurs for sale-SLAVE LABOUR USED TO MAKE MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES PRODUCTS

    A long upsetting read with photos of miserable Uyghur forced laborers

    Uyghurs are being sold, mass-transferred and compelled to work in forced conditions across China, while being politically indoctrinated.

    A new phase of the Chinese government’s crackdown on Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities.

    In all, ASPI’s research has identified 83 foreign and Chinese companies directly or indirectly benefiting from the use of Uyghur workers outside Xinjiang through potentially abusive labour transfer programs:

    Abercrombie & Fitch, Acer, Adidas, Alstom, Amazon, Apple, ASUS, BAIC Motor, BMW, Bombardier, Bosch, BYD, Calvin Klein, Candy, Carter’s, Cerruti 1881, Changan Automobile, Cisco, CRRC, Dell, Electrolux, Fila, Founder Group, GAC Group (automobiles), Gap, Geely Auto, General Electric, General Motors, Google, H&M, Haier, Hart Schaffner Marx, Hisense, Hitachi, HP, HTC, Huawei, iFlyTek, Jack & Jones, Jaguar, Japan Display Inc., L.L.Bean, Lacoste, Land Rover, Lenovo, LG, Li-Ning, Marks & Spencer, Mayor, Meizu, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Mitsumi, Nike, Nintendo, Nokia, The North Face, Oculus, Oppo, Panasonic, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Roewe, SAIC Motor, Samsung, SGMW, Sharp, Siemens, Skechers, Sony, TDK, Tommy Hilfiger, Toshiba, Tsinghua Tongfang, Uniqlo, Victoria’s Secret, Vivo, Volkswagen, Xiaomi, Zara, Zegna, ZTE. Some brands are linked with multiple factories.

    https://www.aspi.org.au/report/uyghurs-sale

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    • IGiveUp says:

      Yes, like the West, China has a problem with its Muslim minority. Luckily for them, they’re largely segregated in far west XinJiang province. If I ran China, I’d give that province real and full autonomy–i.e. kick it out of China. It has no place and only causes problems. The last thing we need is yet another multi-culti, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, mulit-religious large unstable country in the world. Keep China contained internationally and let them do what they want to and with each other internally. Like Russia, tChina will always be an autocracy. It’s historical and cultural and cool with me.

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    • spoogels says:

      The thing is the elites are buying goods made by slave labour

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  23. majorkalhoun says:

    I had given up on the GOP once the Bush Family leaped in bed with the Globalists. I now firmly believe Trump only ran for President because he knew the situation was hopeless if he didn’t step into the game. He knew all the players, having lived in the Billionaires Club. He knew what they have been up to. Then when the Communists moved into the White House, he knew we were out of time.

    I thank him for being one of the few wealthy patriots left in America. These next four years will determine the fate of our Republic.

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  24. JamesD says:

    I agree with most of your article, but you leave out a big underlying cause. Trade deficits and government debt financed by the Federal Reserve. China ends up with a few TRILLION. What do you think they are going to do with this paper? They buy ag products. Why is beef so much more expensive than pork? Because that is what the Mid East is buying. They can’t buy the pork. Money printing, deficit spending, and “free trade” trade deficits have a cost.

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  25. JamesD says:

    Basically the US is being turned into a low end raw material exporter. Look at chocolate. How much money do people in Togo make on the beans vs. the chocolate roasters in Switzerland. It comes down to where the capital is located.

    You want Trillion dollar deficits to fund welfare and foreign wars to defend Israel? China buys the debt. They eventually will start buying our raw materials and driving up prices at home (along with real estate).

    So we have a perfect storm of free trade, money printing, deficit spending, and global monopolies. Answers? Tariffs to drive the trade deficit to zero. Cut off immigration, legal and illegal. Balance the budget. Quit printing money. Enforce anti-competitive action restrictions. Lower local corporate taxes by how much you bring in with the tariffs. End foreign wars.

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  26. Scott says:

    While I always felt the underlying current in US foreign policy, John Perkin, in 2004 published his first book ‘Confessions of an Economic Hitman’. While we may wish to ignore it, the functions and purposes of the Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ are little different from our own world bank exploits to control the assets and production of countries around the world for our own purposes and prosperity Perkins started writing this book back in the early 80’s but as he said,… bribes and threats caused its late publication.

    When we talk about how multinational corporations have consolidated the power, frequency and production around the world, we need look little farther than how our own national companies (Many of them now classed as multinational) have operated under our own corporate laws..

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  27. Chris Maurer says:

    I would like to see an annual list of Bohiam Grove attendees. I think there are many Globalist level pullers there every year.

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  28. SOTM says:

    This topic cannot be raised enough…Do you know where the Sec. of Ag. Sonny Perdue stands on this issue?

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