Donald J. Trump and the Magical Presidency

The idea behind the Trump presidential fantasy is a simple yet compelling one. The basic concept is that the presidency has shamanistic powers that can bring about a transformation of America and the world. This belief in the magical or shamanistic powers of the presidency explains much of Trump’s appeal and the personality cult that has developed around him.

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The Great American Tax Rip-Off

“We envision a system where more than half of us would not even have to fill out a return,” President Ronald Reagan, May 1985. “We call it the return-free system, and it would be totally voluntary.”

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Upheaval Democrats might Retake House

The political upheaval that brought Donald Trump to the White House seems to be accelerating. The shocking results of a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives might indicate a paradigm shift that would reshape Congress and sweep away the current Democratic leadership is coming.

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How Medicare for All Might Work

Use the existing infrastructure of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as the basis for the system. Since most pharmacies and medical clinics already accept Medicare, simply expand that system. The Medicare brand is also well known and widely respected.

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How to Fix Social Security

Social Security is one of the most efficient and successful government programs in history. It has administrative costs of just .7% yet it keeps 22.4 million Americans out of poverty, so expanding it should be a priority.

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Push for Medicare for All Begins

A major push for single-payer health insurance has begun in the wake of the defeat of the Republicans’ Obamacare light health insurance proposal. Not surprisingly U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is leading the charge for Medicare for All.

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Increasing Social Security would Boost the Economy and Ensure a Democratic Majority

Surprisingly increasing Social Security is not just great politics, it would also be a very good economic policy. Just imagine the increase in economic activity if 57 million Americans received a boost in income.

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Why America has no National Political Parties

The demographics indicate that deep divisions and political polarization will continue; because neither party is in a position to get a convincing majority for the foreseeable future. Instead we’re likely to see more hard fought elections, razor-thin margins of victory and red-hot political passions in the streets in the years ahead.

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The Heritage Foundation has made a Good Case for Single Payer Healthcare

The five top-scoring nations in the Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom; Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland and Australia, all have some form of single-payer health insurance. What’s more interesting is that countries with strong single payer systems are more likely to place higher on the Index than those that lack it.

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Five Odd Reasons why Trump Probably will not be impeached

Strangely enough the political climate that is making Trump’s impeachment a popular notion in some quarters makes it unlikely. The controversy swelling around the President might just be his best defense.

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