Will President Trump Go for Broke?

Are You Ready for The Art of the “New New” Deal?

by Lowell Ponte

On his Inauguration Day, Donald Trump may have become the richest President in American history. Only seven months later, he may be the poorest – not in personal wealth but in shrinking political capital.


As Republican lawmakers and fellow business executives distance themselves from him, and as just-departed senior advisor Steve Bannon tells the press that “this presidency is over,” President Trump appears weakened.

But President Trump, if he stays in office, could have a huge impact on our politics. He faces an ongoing coup d’etat by the same liberal media that tried to elect Hillary Clinton by giving Trump $2 Billion in free airtime to beat Republican primary opponents. This manipulative media now baits him, and he reacts. Charlottesville showed a failure of imagination; he could, e.g., have called for putting up more statues to honor minority heroes.

Three surprising Trump options could change the game, however, and greatly affect your money, investments, and future. President Trump could:

(1) Become more of a RINO Republican who supports open borders for cheap labor, globalism, and ever-bigger government — a hybrid that is half-Trump, half-Jeb Bush – a “Trush.” Mr. Bannon apparently believes that key military-industrial-banking advisors around Trump are now implicitly pushing him in this direction.

This option would upset his populist nationalist voters who want to Make America Great Again, but it might firm up his crumbling GOP congressional support enough to pass economic legislation. An improving economy can overcome many other political problems by lifting all boats in society.

(2) Make Democratic lawmakers offers too good to refuse about trillions for infrastructure and social spending, more jobs, higher taxes on the rich, and pro-immigration reform. Trump was a Democrat and major liberal donor until 2009; this crony capitalism is how building gets done in large Democrat-controlled cities.

Democrats who used to clamor for his fat donations now insult him. But polling since the 2016 election shows that he would beat Hillary Clinton again. Democrats are unpopular, and as the old political saying goes: “You can’t beat somebody with nobody.” The Democrats – a geriatric kleptocracy — have nobody that voters want.

A Trump-Democratic coalition might bring the white working class and populists back to Democrats. The instant that Trump and Democrats embrace, the left-leaning mainstream media will halt their constant character assassination of him and declare that Trump has seen the light.

(3) Launch a third party, a Populist-Nationalist party, with himself as its head. When Teddy Roosevelt did this in 1912 with his Bull Moose Party, he split the Republican vote and gave Democrat Woodrow Wilson a small plurality victory; what followed was the progressive income tax and the Federal Reserve’s debased “elastic” fiat money that continue to cripple our liberty and prosperity.

Today many Republican and Democratic politicians are widely seen as sellouts to special interests – by both conservatives who want smaller government and by Bernie Sanders leftists who want outright socialism.

By “Trumpangulation,” the incumbent President could make both major parties compete to support him. He could make and take credit for positive economic and social policies. He could, with luck, win re-election.

Such might become The Art of the “New New” Deal 2020. Americans hoped for a deal-making president and may instead get a compromising one. But who knows how President Trump will go for broke for our nation’s workers, now that he is forced to play a hand with diminishing political capital?
To schedule a fascinating interview with Lowell Ponte, a veteran think tank futurist, contact: Sandy Frazier at 516-735-5468 or email sandy@mystic-art.com .

For a free copy of Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte’s latest book, Money, Morality & The Machine, contact: David Bradshaw at 602-918-3296 or email him at ideaman@myideafactory.net .

The Moral & Monetary Arms Race of Modern War


By Lowell Ponte

The threat of foreign war used to unite a nation. A popular theme of Cold
War science fiction was that Planet Earth would come together if threatened
by aliens from another world.

Today, however, the very real threat of nuclear war with Communist North
Korea has not slowed the effort by American Leftists to make domestic war
against President Donald Trump by any means. The confrontation in
Charlottesville, Virginia included some misguided idealists but created a
violent clash between two kinds of racist collectivist socialists.
North Korea’s American ideological comrades foment race, class, and every
other kind of hatred they can conjure to effect a coup d’etat against the
democratic choice of the people. The radical and media elite know that
America will be torn apart, as Michael Savage and others warn, if they use
gimmicks to remove President Trump.
Such an overthrow of a duly-elected President would trigger a civil war, not
by compromised Republicans but by millions of Trump’s working class
Democratic supporters who have spent their lives fighting while clinging to
their God and guns.
Could North Korea defeat us? Judging by the rush of rich people into foreign
property, rural survival homes, and gold, we should pay attention.
In theory, a single nuclear-tipped ballistic missile detonated high above the
heartland of America could generate an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) that
could fry the computer chips essential to our cars, businesses, cell phones,
airliners, bank accounts, military weapons, and national electrical grid. This
might plunge us from the Modern Age back into the Stone Age in a
heartbeat. Rebuilding our civilization could take years.
In Don’t Bank On It: The Unsafe World of 21 st Century Banking, Craig R.
Smith and I show what could happen to your life savings, which likely exist
merely as blips in a bank computer that EMP instantly would erase and

destroy. In The Great Debasement, we show what a nuclear terrorist EMP
could do to world banking and our military in the Persian Gulf.
Less than 10 percent of our money exists as cash. Most is simply credit, but
EMP could render your bank account and credit cards instantly worthless.
Our modern economy would cease. What “currency” would you have to
spend if the electric current powering your electronic devices disappeared
for weeks, months, or even years?
The Heritage Foundation on August 11 semi-seriously offered its “5 Best
Off-Grid Currencies” to barter or use if such a crisis of powerlessness
happens: (1) “Distilled spirits…Moonshine…a great disinfectant and
preservative”; (2) “Ammunition…The Silver Bullet of Currency” for self-
defense and hunting game for food; (3) “Soap…[which] gives money
laundering a whole new meaning….a sanitary item that prevents disease”;
(4) Tobacco and Cannabis…Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em”; and (5) “Dried
Food, especially whole beans and corn,” which can be eaten, traded, or
The Left’s efforts to dominate us have made millions dependent on
government, not on their neighbors or themselves. The Left has undermined
our pioneer ancestors’ most basic values – faith, patriotism, family,
individualism, self-reliance, and community. The Left has undercut our
national cohesion because, frankly, they want global governance and an end
to the capitalist American nation.
Those with our traditional values will reject the Left’s divide-and- conquer
tactics of hate and hostility as an anti-American Fifth Column.
The wise will join the millions following the advice of Ray Dalio, manager
of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, who says “Buy
Gold” to enhance our security as the North Korea risk rises. A return to
honest, proven hard money would help us to “harden” our computers and
national grid against EMP. We could again be a saving remnant for freedom
– a remnant whose savings can again build a bright, secure future, despite
our enemies, foreign and domestic. Such monetary and moral rearmament is
our best national defense.

To schedule a fascinating “Gee Whiz” interview with Lowell Ponte, a veteran think tank futurist and former Roving Science Editor of Reader’s Digest, contact: Sandy Frazier at 516-735- 5468 or email sandy@mystic-art.com .

For a free copy of Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte’s latest book, Money, Morality & The Machine, contact: David Bradshaw at 602-918- 3296 or email him at ideaman@myideafactory.net .

Are You Prepared for an “Economic Eclipse”?

By Lowell Ponte

In 1504, Christopher Columbus was stranded on the island of Jamaica, where he and his crew were kept alive by Arawak Indians who threatened to cut off his food supply.

Columbus boldly warned the natives that his god was angry with them, and that on Thursday, February 29th, would demonstrate his power by devouring the Moon. That night the Moon rose blood red and grew progressively darker. The natives were terrified as Columbus went to his tent to talk with his god.

AR-170809592An hour later Columbus returned and told how the Arawak had been given one more chance. Almost instantly the Moon began returning to normal. The natives would continue to do his bidding until a ship rescued him months later.

Columbus was fortunate not to be dealing with the Maya of Mexico and Central America. Their astronomers understood the cycles of the heavens, too, and had their own almanacs predicting eclipses similar to the one Columbus accessed to know exactly how long this full lunar eclipse would darken the Moon with Earth’s shadow.

This August 21st millions will enjoy a solar eclipse as the Moon precisely covers the Sun’s face, its “path of totality” tracing across the American heartland from Salem, Oregon, to Greenville, South Carolina. Elsewhere, most of the lower 48 states will be able to see a partial eclipse….but take care not to look at the Sun with naked eyes or, worse, binoculars or telescopes!

The nights of August 10-13 will show that our calendar is actually a map, and that these dates are places in Earth’s annual orbit where we splash through a river of stardust left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. This stardust – bits of matter with the density of cigarette ash and size ranging from a grain of sand to a child’s marble – striking our upper atmosphere at 90,000 miles per hour causes the “Old Faithful” of meteor showers, the Perseids.

You should be able to see at least one shooting star per minute during these nights. Ancient peoples believed that these heavenly messengers passed through a window that opened in heaven, and that a prayer or wish said at that moment could reach heaven before that window closed.

If you live a more scientific, less wonder-filled life, then try this. Take a box or bucket, cover its opening with cheese cloth, and put it on your roof. After a month, go over the cloth with a magnet. The tiny bits of metal on your magnet will be the stardust of such incinerated meteorites…part of the 40,000 tons of cosmic dust that fall to Earth from space each year.

As noted in Craig R. Smith’s new free study of recent economic cycles, Crisis Timeline, our lives are influenced by more than the cycles of day and night, and of summer and winter. Scientists and analysts have discovered many such cycles that invisibly shape our world, from climate change to the rise and fall of economic markets. To see the future, look for the cycles.

Those unaware of such forces can be fooled, and taken advantage of, by those who are aware. Several of the most powerful economic cycles are about to converge, each at a low point.

“This is one of the worst convergences of negative forces in centuries! It could potentially batter the United States socially and economically. For the unprepared, it could be a disaster. For those who are prepared, it could be a huge opportunity,” Smith’s study warns.

“A negative convergence of just three cycles ‘came together in 2008, a rare occurrence leading to that disaster’ that cost the average American 40 percent or his or her net worth.”

Those who have wisely diversified their investments will likely survive, or even prosper, during the economic eclipse the next convergence of negative patterns could bring. Those who have not could be pulled down in an economic eclipse that may darken their future for years or decades to come.


To schedule a fascinating “Gee Whiz” interview with Lowell Ponte, the former Roving Science Editor of Reader’s Digest, contact: Sandy Frazier at 516-735-5468 or email sandy@mystic-art.com .

For a free copy of “Crisis Timeline,” contact: David Bradshaw at 602-918-3296 or email him at ideaman@myideafactory.net.

The Unpayable Debt Bomb

by Lowell Ponte


America’s combined government and personal debt just hit $41 Trillion, equivalent to $329,961.35 per household – the greatest debt of a nation and its people in human history.



But why worry? Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that by September 29th the government will run out of money and be unable to pay its bill. But by then Congress – unable to reduce its addictive spending – will raise the debt ceiling so politicians can borrow and print trillions more.

And private sector citizens – almost half of whom, as we discussed last week, live paycheck to paycheck and do not have $400 in savings to pay for an emergency – have likewise seen their average FICO credit score, their personal “debt ceiling,” raised to 700.

Roughly 70 percent of America’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) comes from consumer spending, and most of the rest comes from government spending. With infinite credit, what could go wrong?

In this human-made Eden of ever-expanding credit, some have begun to notice odd things. Why has the credit card company VISA started bribing merchants to accept only plastic, and never cash, in customer payments?

Banking giant JPMorgan Chase, reports ZeroHedge, “has banned cash payments for credit card debt, mortgages, and car loans. It has also banned the storage of ‘any cash or coins’ in safe deposit boxes.” Your bank is now required to spy on you by the government.

The European Union (EU), along with President Barack Obama, endorsed the radical legal doctrine of the “bail in” – that your bank account actually belongs to your bank, not you, and can be seized to pay the bank’s debts. But now the EU is proposing account freezes that could prevent you from withdrawing your money. (In the U.S., Attorney General Jeff Sessions favors civil asset forfeiture of “suspicious” cash a person possesses.)

The serpent in this Eden has a name – “financialization,” the transformation of our economy from the making of goods and services to the conjuring of wealth by speculation, leverage, and the manipulation of interest and money.

President Dwight Eisenhower warned Americans of the “military-industrial complex,” as Craig R. Smith and I explored in our 2016 book Money, Morality & The Machine. In the economic crisis of 2008-2009, America experienced a “quiet coup” d’etat, we quoted a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund as saying.

In that coup d’etat, said Simon Johnson, “the finance industry has effectively captured our government.” The international banks, and the money and credit manipulators have surpassed even the defense industry in controlling the best government that money can buy.

How much “wealth” do the forces of financialization wield in our world? No one can be sure, but in just the trading of derivatives – mostly futures contracts based on interest rates, Treasury bonds, foreign currencies, and similar things – the best estimate is that yearly trading in the past has reached at least $1.2 Quadrillion. That’s 1.2 Trillion dollars multiplied by 1,000. Such a debt bomb can never be paid, only detonated or debased.

No wonder the financial serpents push so hard to rule a globalized system based on a “cashless” economy and credit that can be conjured in any amount out of thin air. And no wonder that working people here and in Europe feel pushed to the brink by a system that chokes their income, provides high-interest credit serfdom instead, and sends prices into the stratosphere.

This is why the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union, and working Americans voted for populist nationalist President Donald Trump. It’s why wise people build their future not out of paper currency, but with hard metal and bedrock values that can survive financialization’s crash.


To schedule a fascinating interview with Lowell Ponte, contact: Sandy Frazier at 516-735-5468 or email sandy@mystic-art.com.

For a free copy of Money, Morality & The Machine (see pages 86-89 for our Simon Johnson coup d’etat discussion) or the new “Crisis Timeline,” contact: David Bradshaw at 602-918-3296 or email him at ideaman@myideafactory.net

Credit, Cash & The Coming Crash

By Lowell Ponte

The good news is that in 2017 the average American has been given a FICO Score of 700, the highest average level of creditworthiness ever.

The bad news, paradoxically, is that roughly half of American families now live paycheck to paycheck. According to research by the Federal Reserve, 47 percent of us do not have enough money set aside to pay for a $400 unexpected repair or hospital emergency room visit, and 27 percent of us have no savings at all.
If a crisis happened, 21 percent of those questioned told a Bankrate.com survey that they would pay using a credit card. This is almost double the number who would turn for financial help to relatives. But, ironically, 24 percent of families living paycheck-to-paycheck said that credit card debt was the biggest reason they could not save much.

Between 2003 and 2013, the inflation-adjusted net worth of the typical household plunged by 38 percent, owing largely (but not entirely) to the crisis of 2008-2009 and the huge drop in the prices of homes, which millions had used as appreciating savings and then as their own ATM machines to pay for other things.

Politicians had forced banks to give mortgages to millions the bankers called “Ninjas,” people with “No income, no job, and no assets or savings.” This easy money caused a flood of homebuyer demand and skyrocketing prices.

But when home prices began to fall, many no-money-down Ninjas abandoned their homes rather than pay more than the underwater houses were worth. The bad mortgages on bank balance sheets here and abroad led to taxpayer bailouts of our biggest banks and nearly collapsed the U.S. economy.

In 2017, our economy still suffers from the bursting of the housing bubble and its debasement of the homeowner American Dream. The typical American household, reported CBS News, in inflation-adjusted dollars is “still earning 2.4 percent below what they brought home in 1999.” U.S. household debt during the First Quarter of 2017 reached $12.73 Trillion. “That’s up $50 billion,” reports U.S. News & World Report, “from the previous peak reached in the third quarter of 2008.”

The Federal Government debt of roughly $20 Trillion exceeds America’s entire annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The government has stayed solvent because it could borrow endless money at almost zero percent interest, could print an extra trillion dollars each year whose value comes from devaluing our earned dollars, and could simply coerce more money out of us taxpayer serfs.

With 70 percent of America’s GDP coming from consumer spending, the government and Federal Reserve are pressuring those who issue credit to give us more, just as they did with Ninjas and home mortgages. Why not? The government long ago ended our ability to deduct credit card interest from our taxes, so the more we pay the banks, the more flows into the government treasury. This is not just bank interest; it is also indirect taxation or the borrowers.

You may get little or no additional pay, and have no additional savings. But you will get more credit – and will pay hefty interest on it. You will get easier auto loans, for example, thanks to government pressure on lenders, which already adds $1.1 Trillion to American household debt.

Student loans are easy to get, but in 2017 these reached $1.4 Trillion – with many students defaulting because politicians promise in the near future to cancel this debt, and nobody wants to pay off a debt about to disappear without payment. The parents who co-signed these loans, however, are often shafted when their children refuse to make promised payments.

As borrowing and debt increase, we also face another problem. Many analysts study recurring patterns in the economy, society, and nature to foresee what soon could be coming. Ominously, many of these theorists are giving the same dire warning – that between now and the end of year 2020, a convergence of negative patterns and the low points of several cycles will hit us all at once.

This is one of the worst convergences of negative forces in centuries! It could potentially batter the United States socially and economically. As Craig R. Smith explains in a new free “Crisis Timeline,” this can also be a disaster for the unprepared. But for those who are prepared, it could be a huge opportunity.

Globalists are eager to impose a “cashless” society where everything is credit and debt, where values are easily manipulated, and where all financial transactions are monitored and taxed by government. This is why they are squeezing you out of cash and into credit. This is why they do not want you to convert any of your paper dollars into a form of money they cannot control or devalue, such as gold.

And if the globalists get their way, an American economic and social crash is inevitable. Your credit will disappear instantly. What will you do then, without hard money? Neither a plastic card nor a worthless green piece of paper will save you on that discredited day. You can prepare now, or be helpless then.
To schedule a fascinating interview with Lowell Ponte, contact: Sandy Frazier at 516-735-5468 or email sandy@mystic-art.com.

For a free copy of the new “Crisis Timeline,” contact: David Bradshaw at 602-918-3296 or email him at ideaman@myideafactory.net

America’s Secret Plan for the Debt Ceiling

By Lowell Ponte

Sometime this October, the Federal Government is going to run out of money. It will be unable to borrow more until Congress agrees to raise the debt ceiling, a vote that some Republicans want to use to shrink the government.

Usually this has meant that government could “shut down” briefly if debt ceiling legislation leads to deadlock. Millions of “non-essential” federal employees take a few weeks off and get paid for this vacation – on average, they get roughly $2,300 per week; or $460 per day; or $120,000 per year in wages and benefits – when they return to work.

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Our national government will not go bankrupt – so long as it has taxpayers who can be squeezed for more, and its printing press can magically conjure trillions out of thin air. But such steps would hurt the economy, anger next year’s voters, and debase the value of the dollars you earn and save.

What may happen instead is “a harebrained scheme that is apt to backfire,” says Congressman Tom Cole (R.-Oklahoma), who sits on the House Budget Committee. It could be U.S. debt “default by another name,” warns former Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.

If lawmakers cannot resolve the debt ceiling issue, then the government may employ what Bloomberg News on July 14 called a “once-secret plan written by the [President Barack] Obama administration that would lead to the first-ever default on U.S. debt.”

“Bond traders are worried that [President] Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary may have to use it,” reported Bloomberg.

The secret key to this plan is “debt prioritization,” fully paying U.S. debts to some creditors but not others. Those who bought U.S. Treasury notes, or who receive “Social Security, veterans benefits and other entitlements would be paid first,” reported Bloomberg. “Everyone else, including government contractors and federal employees, would be at risk of payment delays or partial payment.”

This. warns Jack Lew, could trigger a review of whether the U.S. still warrants a AAA rating on its debt paper. It would raise fears, writes Bloomberg, that the value of investor-held U.S. “assets could suddenly decline if the U.S. Government’s reputation for creditworthiness is damaged.”

“Using prioritization would set up a dangerous precedent,” which buyers of U.S. debt will expect to see repeated, said Steve Kang, interest-rate strategist at Citigroup, Inc. U.S. debt was downgraded for the first time by S&P Global Ratings in 2011, the year President Obama developed, and the Federal Reserve ran “tabletop exercises” of, his secret debt prioritization plan.

The government seems hooked on perpetual borrowing, which could become much more expensive for taxpayers and users of the U.S. Dollar if fears of America not paying its debts become widespread. The government would have to pay much higher interest to borrow money by selling its debt.

(As Craig R. Smith and I discussed in our book Money, Morality & The Machine, Alexander Hamilton was the lionized “founding father of our national debt” and its use as a marketable asset to be sold. But now, our $20 Trillion debt threatens to sink the dollar and American taxpayers.)

Imagine America’s political future if paying interest to Communist China has a priority higher than paying what is owed to government employees and contractors who are U.S. residents and citizens. This would be Uncle Sam defaulting and reneging on our debts. No wonder so many are diversifying their portfolios by converting a portion of their dollars into gold, which cannot be devalued by running a few trillion dollar bills off a printing press.


See Saleha Mohsin and Liz McCormick, “Markets Worry Trump May Have to Use Obama’s Secret Debt Ceiling Plan,” Bloomberg, July 14, 2017. URL:

To schedule a fascinating interview with Lowell Ponte, contact: Sandy Frazier at 516-735-5468 or email sandy@mystic-art.com.

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By Lowell Ponte

Every day 10,000 Baby Boomers reach age 65, and this will continue until 2029. Many need to protect their life savings and prepare for retirement.

Boomers expected a comfortable retirement, but for many the autumn of life seems to be going another way. Private sector pensions enjoyed by 39 percent of their parents will now provide retirement income for only about 15 percent of Boomers. Their American Dream nest egg in the form of a home with an ever-increasing price went bust in the economic crash of 2008-2009, which initially destroyed up to 40 percent of family net worth.


The government and Federal Reserve have pressured banks to pay less to depositors in interest than the rate of inflation, a policy economists call “financial repression.” This forces savers either to lose purchasing power or to move their money out of safe accounts and into the stock market casino, a gamble that could burst like a risky bubble.

Many are now thinking of betting their futures on annuities, which, in our latest free White Paper The Annuity Trap, monetary expert Craig R. Smith and I describe as “the oldest, trickiest and stickiest of financial snares.”

Annuities, which “guarantee” to provide regular money in exchange for a lump sum payment, were sold in ancient Rome. The medieval church and Renaissance kings sold them to raise money because annuities are very lucrative – for those who sell them.

After 2,000 years, annuity contracts have refined how to squeeze cash out of customers. If you buy the wrong kind of annuity and soon die, your family might lose much, or even all, of the money you invested. (If this sounds familiar, it is because Social Security, which by law guarantees you nothing, is modeled on annuities.)

If you change your mind and try to leave after buying an annuity, you may have to pay a “surrender charge” of as much as 20 percent of what you paid, and you could be required to pay such a charge for up to 15 years. If annuities are such a good deal, why do insurance companies use a confiscatory penalty to keep buyers from leaving? It’s like a man who invites a woman to dinner, then padlocks the doors so she cannot escape.

Annuities come not from banks, but from insurance companies and are not backed by any federal entity such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). One of the world’s biggest insurance companies and sellers of annuities, the American International Group (AIG), was bailed out in 2008 by the Federal Government to keep it from going under. The rating services that give top grades to insurance companies today are the same ones that back then led pundits to call AIG “safer than the U.S. government.”

Annuities come in three basic types. Fixed annuities promise to pay a fixed amount during the life of a retiree, but inflation can destroy a fixed payment’s purchasing power. Variable annuities are mutual funds inside an insurance policy, but the ups and downs of what they pay, as well as fees, restricted profits, and tax problems make them less profitable than simply owning a mutual fund or stocks directly. Indexed annuities tie payments to an index such as the Standard & Poor’s 500, but with very complicated limitations; Kiplinger calls this “an annuity you really should avoid.”

Even if annuities worked as buyers hope – and few do – buyers are still at risk of losing control of their savings, of being caught in “the Annuity Trap.” Soaring inflation, rising taxes, and government confiscation to pay for a swelling welfare state can also devour their investment. An annuity cannot guarantee security or a retirement free from life-shortening stress and worry.

People are right to be afraid, and to seek security; the signs that things are coming apart are all around us. But the way to “insure” your portfolio is to escape promissory paper, including paper money that politicians can confiscate via inflation. People would be wise to convert a portion of their savings into the universal store of value, gold. Baby Boomers need to act decisively to provide true security for their golden years.

To schedule a fascinating interview with Lowell Ponte, contact: Sandy Frazier at 516-735-5468 or email sandy@mystic-art.com.

For a free copy of the White Paper The Annuity Trap, contact: David Bradshaw at 602-918-3296 or email him at ideaman@myideafactory.net