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Great week for trump

  • Economy humming
  • ISIS wiped out in Syria
  • Recognition of Israel’s territory and sovereignty
  • Mueller investigation confirms that Trump beat Hillary Clinton fair and square

He summed it up precisely. It was “an illegal takedown that failed.”

Now maybe the DOJ will, for the first time, take an objective look into how it all began? An equal system of justice demands nothing less.

Link: Trump on Mueller Probe: “This Was An Illegal Takedown That Failed”

Democrats And The Wall

Democrats say that a border wall won’t work, and is a waste of taxpayer money. They can’t know that because we’ve never had one. $5 billion the President is asking for is too much money? Yet they have no problem paying $113 billion A YEAR, and growing, to support illegal aliens already here.

And that doesn’t count the social cost of murders, robberies, kidnapping, human trafficking, and drugs they bring with them. 

No, their priority is not public safety or fiscal responsibility. Their priority two-fold. Resisting whatever Trump wants to do, and political power to the exclusion of about half the country.

Dems Playing With A Losing Hand

So what are Democrats running on this election season? It isn’t “For the People.” Remember that? It’s Medicare For All. In other words, full blown socialized medicine at the expense of the economy, senior citizens, and everyone else.

That they chose a proven loser of an issue to run on, aside from Trump is the Devil, shows that their party is lost to the lunatic Left. Deaf and blind to the economy, employment, unemployment, your kids’ education, your safety, and our nation’s sovereignty.

The consequences of (God forbid) a Democrat majority in DC, will not only halt, but reverse the progress made since the Obama administration expired.  And, will turn the country into something resembling Venezuela. 

Curious how Democrats can, with a straight face, campaign on killing the economy and, fundamentally change America. “But everybody, including illegal aliens, will have ‘free’ health care. It’s a human right,” don’t you know?

It’s also curious how the same party, dishonest as it is, has not tried to claim credit for any of the progress in the short time President Trump has been in office. That trial balloon was when Obama took credit for the Trump economy. Then burst.

In the spirit of Halloween, Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) tweeted this. “This year’s scariest Halloween costume goes to…

No excuse for sitting this one out. Too much is at stake. It’s all at stake. Two words, Vote Republican. The Democrats are playing with a losing hand.

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One of the Wizards of Smart

 

Democratic Party depends on a Dependent Class

And it all began with President Lyndon Johnson over the Civil Rights Act of 1964. His focus then was to try to stop the mass exodus of Black Americans moving to the Republican Party.

Showing a little R E S P E C T

The British Army’s Household Division play Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ at Buckingham Palace on the day of the Queen of Soul’s funeral.

 

More Jobs Than People Looking

Since the Trump Administration began, 15 months ago, the economy is growing, companies are expanding, some moving back from abroad. On the labor side, unemployment has been dropping for the last fifteen  months. Now at 3.8 percent.  It’s all good. And, all the result of unleashing the economic engine that had been ignored for too long.

Remember what the unemployment rate was after Obama’s “stimulus” spending? There were two of them. It’s only relevant to mention Obama to understand the impact that government regulations, including taxes, have on the economy. Obama did it the classic, well post Kennedy, Democratic way of using the tax code and other regulations (including minimum wages) to “manage” the private sector. You lived the results.

Trump did it the free market capitalistic way. Minimizing taxes and regulations. And literally turning the economy loose.

What happened is that, as of the end of April, there are 6.7 million job openings according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And over the 12 months ending in April, hires totaled 66.1 million and
separations totaled 63.7 million, yielding a net employment gain of 2.4 million. And, as of April, the total workers looking and eligible for jobs fell to 6.35 million, a decrease from 6.58 million the previous month. There are 350,000 more jobs than people looking for them.

A free market economy is self-regulating when given the chance. And when given a chance, it will decide the right wage for a given job. Not the government.

With more jobs than people looking to fill them, you will see “Help Wanted” signs on store fronts. You’ll see “Now Hiring” on the back of tractor trailers on the Interstates. And you will also see employers competing for employees by paying higher wages. Economic supply and demand at work. Not a raving Marxist calling for a mandatory living wage.

Veto It

I hope the President vetoes that crazy Omnibus spending spree.

The Republican leadership in Congress has just made history. They’ve spent more borrowed money in one year, and grew the government more, than President Obama. Adding to the generational theft he built. These are the same republicans that campaigned on smaller government.

The establishment is so against their apple cart being overturned that they are proposing a budget that, aside from the 10% increase in military spending, represents nothing of what Trump wants. Certainly nothing that the people who voted for Trump want.

How does this make any sense? Forget the excuse that “you need 60 votes.” Seems to me Democrats got everything they wanted. And there’s only 49 of them. They stay united. Their republican counterparts don’t.

Seems to me this bill is designed to separate Trump from his supporters. And it would start at the mid-terms. Losing Republican seats will speed up the ‘impeach Trump’ movement among Democrats. Game over.

Domestically, this bill is probably the biggest test for Trump  so far. This is a battle in the war between the Establishment and Trump. It’s not D’s v R’s. And Trump needs to veto it. To save America’s future, as well as his own political future. Call out the R’s who voted for it, and suggest voters choose a republican who will help him advance the agenda he campaigned, and campaigns, on. His supporters will stick with him if he does.

Budget Buster

Did you vote for a trillion-dollar budget deficit, while the national debt is over 21 trillion now?  Did you expect that your tax dollars would be given to abortion provider Planned Parenthood again?

There’s no cutting back of anything in this sorry excuse for a budget. This has a 10 percent INCREASE in size in every department. It looks like to get a 10% increase in military budget, Trump had to expand it to the whole government. There’s little there that represents fiscal sense, let alone fiscal conservatism. Dems get what they want, including a bailout to insurance companies for the failure of Obamacare to work. And, barring military readiness, R’s don’t.

If that’s how it’s going to be this year, it better not be the same story next year. The size and direction that the national debt is going, is just as much a “national security” factor as anything else that can affect the nation!

And for that real “deer in the headlights” look, ask your representative the effects to the national debt as interest rates rise back to “normal” market pressures, as opposed to FED’s manipulation.

Links: Lawmakers quibble over details of $1.3T US spending bill  |  Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer Funding Safe Under Spending Deal  |  Interest and Debt

SF Bay Area Mass Exodus

People are leaving California at a record rate. By all accounts, the high cost of living tops the list. High taxes, fees, and housing cost have become too much for poor and middle class to handle anywhere near the major cities.

For example, the demand for U-Haul trucks leaving is greater than arriving. In San Francisco, it is $3000 for a 1-way to Dallas. And $1000 for a 1-way from Dallas to San Francisco.

Less talked about is the position California has taken on illegal immigration. San Francisco is a Sanctuary City. California has declared itself a Sanctuary State. Drawing the attention of the Dept. of Justice and AG Jeff Sessions filing suit against State officials.

Aside from the high cost of living, safety becomes an issue particular to sanctuary cities. Safety of the citizens that is. More and more people have had enough of it, and leaving.

The homelessness in San Francisco is so bad, there is an online map that shows people where the human waste is. Places a tourist might want to avoid. The admin says the map is to call attention to the homeless problem. He sure did, but not in the way he intended.

To where are Californians fleeing? Most are going to right to work states with no income tax. Texas. Florida.

Link: San Francisco Bay Area Experiences Mass Exodus Of Residents  |  California has worst ‘quality of life’ in US, study says

Tale Of Two Presidents

The more President Trump accomplishes for the country, the more irrational his detractors, the media, and the Washington establishment become.

The garbage thrown at Trump started before his inauguration. From Russian collusion alleged in a phony document that was used as intelligence, used to spy on his campaign and his administration. To obstruction of justice over same. To now, he’s crazy and should be removed from office.

Lets see who’s crazy.

Iran: One president breaks laws to get billions of dollars flown illegally, pallets of cash into the hands of the people who run the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, Iran, and they export it. And this president does everything he can to get them hundreds of millions of dollars in cash. This same country to whom we gave this cash is committed to creating a nuclear arsenal delivered by ICBMs, all of which are known to be under development because this president enabled them to move forward on their research.

The other president is working to stop all of this. The other president is working to unwind this insane deal and do what he can to prevent this state sponsor of terrorism from getting nuclear weapons. Now, who’s the smart one and who’s the dumb one?

Health Care: One president went out there and literally seized one-sixth of the U.S. economy and lied to the American people in doing it. He promised the American people if we would just entrust our health care to him, somebody who doesn’t know anything about it beyond being a theoretician in the academic lounge. Somebody who’s never run a hospital, who’s never talked to anybody who’s run a hospital, who’s never had the slightest interest in running a hospital took over one-sixth of the U.S. economy along with the rest of his party, lied to the American people to do it, claiming that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, and if you like your insurance plan, you can keep that.

The other president is doing everything he can to unwind that and deregulate as much of the Obama health care takeover as he can. Who’s the smart one, who’s the dumb one?

ISIS: A brutally inhumane, militaristic gang which one president said, “We’re doing everything we can. There’s not much we can do. Get used to it. They’re here.” Destabilizing the Middle East, destabilizing a victory in Iraq, leading to terror attacks around the world.

The other president has systematically wiped out this organization in under a year. Surrendering in Iraq. Who is the smart one and who’s the stupid one? Who’s the dangerous one and with whom are we in safer hands?

The Swamp: One president spies on his political opponents. One president knowingly takes opposition research from the presidential candidate of his party, knowingly allows it to be used as legitimate intelligence, when it’s lies and made-up BS, allows his Justice Department to get a FISA warrant to surveil and spy on the presidential candidate of the opposite party. The other president, in the midst of an entire effort by all of Washington to destroy him with this phony dossier, exposes this.

Who is it that’s unraveling? Was it the Obama team? Was it the Hillary team? Was it the Democrat Party? Is it the Washington establishment unraveling, or is it Donald Trump perhaps getting rid of the filth and the dirt and giving this country a working chance again?

The Economy: One president micromanages the economy into the ground and tells the American people that our better days are behind us. And, “you didn’t build that.” Government did. He says the great days of America’s past were not really legitimate. They were built on phony policies, trickle-down economics from the Reagan administration. The United States is not exceptional or deserving of superpower status. We now must manage the decline. And I, Barack Hussein Obama, am the smartest guy in the world to manage the decline of the United States and its economy.

His replacement liberates the economy, to the point in under a year it is growing at twice the rate it ever grew under Barack Obama. The reason is not just his taking the regulation shackles off of business and industries, introducing tax laws that allow us to compete in the world economy, but on curbing illegal immigration. And the beneficiaries of that where jobs are concerned are the poor, of all races. The less illegals taking American jobs means jobs available for our own citizens. Which is clear by the fact that unemployment for Blacks and Hispanics are at all time lows. And yet we’re told Obama is brilliant, he’s so smart, we can’t even stay in the same room with him. Donald Trump is silly. He’s insane. He’s obsessed. His unfit. We need psychiatrists examining him. We need the 25th Amendment.

Who’s the nutcase, who’s the dangerous one, and who is, in under a year, unraveling all of the mistakes borne of the either poor ideology or just blatant stupidity of the previous administration?  Or both?

h/t: Rush Limbaugh

 

Gaetz, End NFL’s Tax Exemption

Do you think it’s time to extricate taxpayers from the NFL’s tax exempt status?

From my congressman, Matt Gaetz​.

This is corporate welfare run amok, and a gross misuse of American citizens’ tax money—something the government must treat with respect.

Know why tax reform, real tax reform like the FairTax is a loooong shot? It’s a long shot because it removes the means for corporate welfare from the pinheads in Washington. Too many pols there have lobbyists up their arse and campaign contributions in their pocket.

Absent the ‘tax hammer’ the current IRS code provides, politicians would simply be left with managing affairs in their districts and spending priorities instead of trying to figure out how to be a millionaire on a public salary.

Gaetz’s bill does not introduce the FairTax, but it is a good start to ending corporate welfare that the current codes provides. The NFL brought this fight on. And Matt Gaetz has the proper response.

Link: My Bill Would Stop Tax Dollars From Subsidizing the NFL