Sunday, April 15, 2018

April, 2018, Part 2, Political Class Insanity: State Pensions Going Bankrupt and Secession Efforts in California

It is another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

Let's get started:

1) We have often reported on how the Federal government’s spending habits have been out of control for decades, a reality that now presents the country with over $20 TRILLION in national debt and a burden that will likely crash both our economy and our democracy, taking our freedoms with it. 

Nowhere was this lunacy more present than during the Obama administration. His Presidency oversaw the near doubling of the national debt from about $10 TRILLION to almost $20 TRILLION in short eight years. And unfortunately, despite outspending the government’s tax revenue by almost $10 TRILLION, we have nothing to show for it. Our roads, dams, and bridges are crumbling, our public schools continue to under educate our kids, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are still hurtling towards fiscal insolvency, etc.

But it appears that Washington politicians are not the only ones who cannot manage a budget process, according to a recent Reuters article that appeared on the Newsmax website:
  • State government pension systems are now showing a funding deficit of $1.4 trillion, an all time record deficit.
  • This financial hole was highlighted in an analysis recently completed by Pew Charitable Trusts.
  • This deficit has kept rising despite us being in an economic growth mode for about nine years.
  • The states now have only $2.6 trillion in assets but are facing pension liabilities for government workers of about $4 trillion.
  • According to Pew: "Many state retirement systems are on an unsustainable course, coming up short on their investment targets and having failed to set aside enough money to fund the pension promises made to public employees." 
  • Which means that either local and state taxpayers are going to have to pay a lot more to cover the promises their politicians made to government employees and unions or pensioners from government work are going to see a sizable reduction in their benefits, or both, two very unpleasant outcomes, courtesy of your American political class.
  • While some states are not in too bad shape, having funding levels at least 90% or more of their liabilities, some states are in horrid shape.
  • At least 22 states had less than two thirds of what they need to fund pensions with Kentucky and New Jersey at an amazing 31% level, i.e. they need more than three times in assets than they have to cover pension liabilities.
Now you know that this problem did not crop up overnight. You cannot not know that you are 69% short of the liabilities you have from a pension perspective in New Jersey for example. Either through neglect or lack of courage, politicians in most states have run away from this problem, which just makes it worse and worse over time. Which means the ordinary citizen is going to get hit very, very hard because of the incompetence and cowardness of their state politicians.

2) Let’s stay at the state political class levels for this next topic. We have previously reported how there was a movement afoot in California to split the state into two separate states. Apparently, a lot of the suburban and rural residents in California are sick and tired of paying high taxes to support liberal and Democratic Party programs in urban areas that have no possible positive impact on them. Thus, the movement to create a new state, “New California.”

Well, apparently this movement is growing as more and more people in California get more and more fed up with the ineptness of the state’s political class. In fact, according to a recent article by Mac Slavo on the Freedom Outpost website:
  • Some Californians do not want to stop at two states, they want the state to break up into three separate states.
  • An effort to such an effect has garnered enough signatures to qualify for a place on the ballot in California in November.
  • The leader of this three state solution, Tim Draper, says that his backers have enough signatures, over 600,000, to submit the petition for three states to election officials.
  • Only 365,880 signatures were required so his effort far exceeded the minimum number of people needed to sign on for the ballot access process.
  • According to Draper: “This is an unprecedented show of support on behalf of every corner of California to create three state governments that emphasize representation, responsiveness, reliability, and regional identity.”
  • One new state would consist of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and San Benito counties, a second state would consist of Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera and Mono counties, and the third state would include the the remaining 40 counties in northern California.
Unfortunately, even though this effort at freedom will be on the ballot, it is unlikely to pass since the areas that many rural and suburban Californians want to get away from, the urban centers of LA and San Francisco, have more voters than the suburban and rural areas that will likely defeat this effort at freedom. Which is a shame when a small geographic area can dictate freedom restrictions and confiscate large amounts of taxes for no benefit to the rural and suburban taxpayers in return. 

The effort, however, illustrates quite clearly how out of touch our politicians are with many/most of Americans today. So out of touch that Americans are willing to break up centuries old political boundaries to get the freedom they want...and deserve.

That will do it for today’s insanity. Only two pieces of insanity today but important ones: Americans going to extra lengths to stay free and remove themselves from political tyranny and state politicians leading their states down the fiscal hole of bankruptcy. More insanity to follow.


Our book, "Love My Country, Loathe My Government - Fifty First Steps To Restoring Our Freedom And Destroying The American Political Class" is now available at:


www.loathemygovernment.com

It is also available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Please pass our message of freedom onward. Let your friends and family know about our websites and blogs, ask your library to carry the book, and respect freedom for both yourselves and others everyday.

Please visit the following sites for freedom:


http://www.reason.com
http://www.cato.org
http://www.bankruptingamerica.org

http://www.conventionofstates.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08j0sYUOb5w





Saturday, April 14, 2018

April, 20178, Part 1, Political Class Insanity: A Judge Who Gets Paid For Nothing, A Congresswoman Who Did Nothing and Gun Control Doing Nothing In London

It is another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

Let's get started:

1) It is not just politicians that do no good for the world or society but continue to draw huge salaries and huge benefits. Consider the situation up in Rochester county, New York:
  • Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio apparently has shown up for work exactly one day in the past 214 days.
  • But on April 1 she somehow received a taxpayer funded raise of $11,000, raising her annual salary to $187,200 despite showing up for only one day in the past seven months or so.
  • Apparently, she has been dubbed the “drunk judge” by local media outlets.
  • As reported by local TV station, Wham News 13: "Astacio did report for work on Tuesday, February 27 for one day – and has not been back since." 
  • Prior to that February 27, 2018 workday, she had not shown up for work since August 31, 2017.
  • Although her boss, Chief Administrative Judge Craig Doran has formally ordered Astacio back to work, she has ignored the decree.
  • Of course, it did not take long for African-American Astacio to claim racism is involved with efforts for her to show up to work, claiming that she had a doctor’s note to not report to work.
  • Back in August, 2016, she was convicted of DWI and later found guilty of violating her probation on at least two occasions relative to her DWI conviction.While in jail for violating her probation, she continued to receive what was then an annual $175,500 salary.
Nice work if you can get it.

2) One great thing about tracking political class insanity is that you are never short of unique material to write about. Consider the case of a Connecticut Congresswoman who has decided not to run for reelection based on a major screw up she did relative to members of her staff:
  • Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty announced she will not run for reelection.
  • The reason given is that she failed to fire her chief of staff, Tony Baker, after he threatened to kill a female staffer of the Congresswoman after the staffer complained that Baker had mistreated her.
  • Baker left the Congresswoman’s staff three months later and he left with a letter of recommendation and a severance payment.
  • A little late but the Congresswoman finally admitted that she screwed up: “Too many women have been harmed by harassment in the workplace. In the terrible situation in my office, I could have and should have done better. To the survivor, I want to express my strongest apology for letting you down. … In my final months in Congress, I will use my power to fight for action and meaningful change.”
You decide : where are sexual predators and sexual abuse more prevalent, in Washington DC or Hollywood, California? In either case, it is way too much.

3) U.S. Democrat politicians and liberals never miss an opportunity to try and stop ordinary Americans from exercising their Second Amendment rights in defense of their families, their lives, and their assets. 

They live in a fantasy world where they falsely and foolishly believe that if they can strip law abiding Americans of their guns and gun rights, then miraculously there will be no more violence or brutal attacks. Of course, we have shown how stupid this fantasy is when we often report on the rampant gun violence in Chicago, a place in the U.S. that has some of the most stringent gun control laws in the world.

Rather than talk about the failure of gun control in Chicago today, let’s talk about the failure of gun control in London, as reported by the Daily Mail newspaper. Before getting into the details, keep in mind that it is basically illegal to own a gun in London:
  • The murder rate in London is now higher than New York City.
  • London attained this distinction and higher murder rate due to 12 murders in the just the past 19 days.
  • But interestingly, none of these murders were via gun fire, the victims were all stabbed to death.
  • This is the first time ever that London has had a higher murder rate than New York City despite strict gun controls.
  • New York’s murder rate has dropped about 87% since the 1990s while London’s murder rate has gone up 40% in just the past three years.
  • The vast majority of the London stabbing murders have been young adults.
So I guess gun control does not control violence in London any more than it controlled violence and murders in Chicago. Think maybe it is time to relook why gun control is a failure wherever it is deployed and that there are other, deeper causes of violence, something that U.S. Democratic politicians refuse or unable to comprehend?

That will do it for today’s insanity: a judge who cries racism to cover up the reality that she is paid three times the average household income for showing up for one days worth of work, a Congresswoman who supported violence on a female staff member, and another failure of gun control. More insanity to follow.

Our book, "Love My Country, Loathe My Government - Fifty First Steps To Restoring Our Freedom And Destroying The American Political Class" is now available at:


www.loathemygovernment.com

It is also available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Please pass our message of freedom onward. Let your friends and family know about our websites and blogs, ask your library to carry the book, and respect freedom for both yourselves and others everyday.

Please visit the following sites for freedom:


http://www.reason.com
http://www.cato.org
http://www.bankruptingamerica.org

http://www.conventionofstates.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08j0sYUOb5w








Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Horrors and Destruction that Donald Trump Has Imposed On America...Just Kidding! Part 7

Before we start today’s discussion, let’s review my voting history: 
  • I have never voted for a Republican for President in my life. 
  • Thus, I did not vote for Trump. 
  • I have rarely voted for a Republican for national office in my life. 
A little over a year ago, many liberals, Democrats, and millennials were besides themselves with grief and fear because their pre-ordained queen, Hillary Clinton, was not elected President. Instead, Donald Trump was elected, an individual that these same people despised, hated, and feared, an individual they felt would endanger and possibly destroy the country and our democracy. For the past year they fretted, worried and lashed out at anything or anyone that even remotely smelled of Donald Trump.

Given that Trump has been in office for just over a year, I thought, that as someone who did not vote for him, it would be a good idea to review the horror, trauma, and terrible things that Trump has subjected the country to in just one short year. This obviously a very sarcastic comment when you take an unbiased look at what has happened during the Trump Presidency. The six previous posts we did on this topic identified over 100 good things that have happened to America and Americans since Trump became President:






But those six posts were not enough to cover the good things that have happened since the election. Already I found another set of ways why the country is better off since Trump came into office and thus, today we add to that list:
  1. National consumer confidence jumped up in February to the second highest level since 2004, 14 years ago, according to the most recent University of Michigan survey.
  2. In that same survey, Americans' perceptions of their own finances rose over 4% over the previous month.
  3. In that same survey, 35% of respondents gave favorable references to government policies (likely as a result of the Trump tax cuts and bonus payments), the highest level of favorability in half a century.
  4. Most automakers reported great sales in March with General Motors sales up 16% from the previous March, Chrysler saw a 14% year over year gain, the Jeep brand sales were up 45% and experienced their best sales month EVER, and most other car makers also saw year over year sales increases.
  5. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently and correctly announced that the Federal education failure known as Common Core was basically a relic from the past: “I agree — and have always agreed — with President Trump on this: ‘Common Core is a disaster. And at the U.S. Department of Education, Common Core is dead.”
Another five reasons to add to the previous 120 or so reasons why the first year and a few months of the Trump Presidency has not wrought disaster on the country.

Given your gross error in judgment relative to Trump, let me ask that you to do us all a favor by implementing the following changes in your behavior and attitude:
  • Chill out, tamp down your TDS affliction. No matter how much you hate Trump on a sexist, personal basis, get over it. He is the legally and duly elected President, he will be around for a while so refocus your hatred on more constructive issues and matters. You will live a lot longer if you take your hatred out of your heart and soul and devote it to something positive.
  • I would really appreciate it if some of you would apologize to the Trump voters you have disrespected in some of the grossest terms possible over the past year. You have called millions of voters racists, ignorant, stupid, Nazis, KKK members, and other horrible names simply because you disagreed with their voting choice. No American should be called such disgusting names simply because they exercised their Constitutional rights to the best of their abilities. Plus, slandering over 60 million Americans is no way to unite the country and get it focused on the real issues facing us all.
  • More personally, I would like, no I am demanding, an apology from some of you for your slanderous and disgusting name calling because in doing so, you insulted and disrespected my sister, my family members, my friends, and my co-workers who simply voted their conscience. I will defend their right to vote anyway they wanted and will no put up with your childish and vicious venom and bile directed at them, very important people in my life
  • And finally, I challenge you to read the following blog post, a post that shows quite clearly that it was hateful people like some of you and your silence during the Obama years that actually caused Trump to be elected. Thus, the people you hate for voting for Trump are actually looking back at you in the mirror:
https://loathemygovernment.blogspot.com/2016/03/how-american-liberals-and-washington.html

If you were silent in the dozens of instances listed in this post then you were responsible for the very thing you hate: a Trump Presidency. Or put another way, a so far successful and productive Trump Presidency. Over 120 accomplishments in less than a year is not too shabby despite many of wanting both Trump and the country to fail.

Our book, "Love My Country, Loathe My Government - Fifty First Steps To Restoring Our Freedom And Destroying The American Political Class" is now available at:


www.loathemygovernment.com

It is also available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Please pass our message of freedom onward. Let your friends and family know about our websites and blogs, ask your library to carry the book, and respect freedom for both yourselves and others everyday.

Please visit the following sites for freedom:

Term Limits Now: http://www.howmuchworsecoulditget.com
http://www.reason.com
http://www.cato.org
http://www.bankruptingamerica.org

http://www.conventionofstates.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08j0sYUOb5w








Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Horrors and Destruction that Donald Trump Has Imposed On America...Just Kidding! Part 6

Before we start today’s discussion, let’s review my voting history: 
  • I have never voted for a Republican for President in my life. 
  • Thus, I did not vote for Trump. 
  • I have rarely voted for a Republican for national office in my life. 
A little over a year ago, many liberals, Democrats, and millennials were besides themselves with grief and fear because their pre-ordained queen, Hillary Clinton, was not elected President. Instead, Donald Trump was elected, an individual that these same people despised, hated, and feared, an individual they felt would endanger and possibly destroy the country and our democracy. For the past year they fretted, worried and lashed out at anything or anyone that even remotely smelled of Donald Trump.

Given that Trump has been in office for just over a year, I thought, that as someone who did not vote for him, it would be a good idea to review the horror, trauma, and terrible things that Trump has subjected the country to in just one short year. This obviously a very sarcastic comment when you take an unbiased look at what has happened during the Trump Presidency. The five previous posts we did on this topic identified over 100 good things that have happened to America and Americans since Trump became President:






But those five posts were not enough to cover the good things that have happened since the election. Today we add to that list:
  • According to the Labor Department's latest reports, filings for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since January 1973, showing that the economy is growing and keeping jobs at a historical level which should result in higher wages and strong consumer spending growth.
  • According to the most recent S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller data the U.S. housing market is sizzling with demand outpacing supply and prices increasing across the entire country, indicative of a sizzling economy which has resulted the number of existing house on the market at the lowest levels since 1999.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, four states, California, Maine, Mississippi, and Wisconsin have seen their states’ unemployment rate reach record lows during the first 15 months of the Trump Presidency.
  • In fact, the unemployment rate in Maine and Wisconsin are actually at the unheard level of 2.9%.
  • Texas is near a low record level of unemployment and Florida’s rate is at 3.9%, the lowest rate ever outside of the housing bubble.
  • The national unemployment rate at 4.1% is at a 17 year low.
  • A recent Businessweek article profiled two U.S. metro areas with low unemployment, Portland, Maine at an amazing 1.8% unemployment rate and Marietta, Georgia at 3.7%, and how local workers are seeing demand for their skills rising along with their wages.
  • Trump has realized that attacks from our enemies via outer space are a real threat and is making plans to negate that attack possibility, something Obama ignored for 8 years.
  • Trump pushed for legislation that would protect Veterans Administration whistleblowers who have been showing how poorly the VA serves our veterans.
  • Illegal immigration has fallen dramatically since Homeland Security arrests of people illegally crossing into the country from Mexico is at the lowest level since 1971.
  • Trump has put suppressing human trafficking and slavery as a high priority for him, he has created an inter-agency task force to develop new anti-slavery policies and he signed off on an executive order that targets criminal organizations that have trafficked humans.
  • Trump squashed Federal government regulations regarding Y2K reporting requirements, something that should have been done 17 years ago.
  • Trump’s tax plan repealed the Obama Care individual mandate requirement, an oppressive Federal government requirement that forced freedom loving Americans to do something that they may not have wanted to do.
  • Trump upped efforts to track down, arrest, and/or prosecute violent illegal immigrants which has resulted in the arrests of violent MS-13 gang members up 83% percent and arrests of illegal immigrants with criminal records up 92%.
  • Domestic oil production is at near record highs which helps reduce our trade imbalance and make the country more secure relative to foreign energy sources.
  • On average, gasoline prices are at levels not seen since 2005.
  • Trump nominated the first woman, Gina Haspel, to head the CIA.
  • According to the most recent Bloomberg Comfort Index, the overall index has reached a level not seen since 2002, 39% of respondents said the economy is “getting better” (the highest level since March, 2002), and the personal finances gauge is up to 62.9, the second highest level since March, 2007.
  • The 313,000 domestic jobs created in February, 2017, was the highest amount in 18 months.
  • Volkswagen recently announced that it will invest $340 million to build an SUV at a Tennessee assembly plant.
Another 20 reasons why the world did not end because of Trump’s election. Another 20 reasons why the country is so much better off than it was at the end of the Obama Presidency. Add these 20 new realities to the previous hundred or so we have listed in previous posts on the successes of the Trump administration.

Given your gross error in judgment relative to Trump, let me ask that you to do us all a favor by implementing the following changes in your behavior and attitude:
  • Chill out, tamp down your TDS affliction. No matter how much you hate Trump on a sexist, personal basis, get over it. He is the legally and duly elected President, he will be around for a while so refocus your hatred on more constructive issues and matters. You will live a lot longer if you take your hatred out of your heart and soul and devote it to something positive.
  • I would really appreciate it if some of you would apologize to the Trump voters you have disrespected in some of the grossest terms possible over the past year. You have called millions of voters racists, ignorant, stupid, Nazis, KKK members, and other horrible names simply because you disagreed with their voting choice. No American should be called such disgusting names simply because they exercised their Constitutional rights to the best of their abilities. Plus, slandering over 60 million Americans is no way to unite the country and get it focused on the real issues facing us all.
  • More personally, I would like, no I am demanding, an apology from some of you for your slanderous and disgusting name calling because in doing so, you insulted and disrespected my sister, my family members, my friends, and my co-workers who simply voted their conscience. I will defend their right to vote anyway they wanted and will no put up with your childish and vicious venom and bile directed at them, very important people in my life
  • And finally, I challenge you to read the following blog post, a post that shows quite clearly that it was hateful people like some of you and your silence during the Obama years that actually caused Trump to be elected. Thus, the people you hate for voting for Trump are actually looking back at you in the mirror:
https://loathemygovernment.blogspot.com/2016/03/how-american-liberals-and-washington.html

If you were silent in the dozens of instances listed in this post then you were responsible for the very thing you hate: a Trump Presidency. Or put another way, a so far successful and productive Trump Presidency. Over 120 accomplishments in less than a year is not too shabby despite many of wanting both Trump and the country to fail.


Our book, "Love My Country, Loathe My Government - Fifty First Steps To Restoring Our Freedom And Destroying The American Political Class" is now available at:


www.loathemygovernment.com

It is also available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Please pass our message of freedom onward. Let your friends and family know about our websites and blogs, ask your library to carry the book, and respect freedom for both yourselves and others everyday.

Please visit the following sites for freedom:

Term Limits Now: http://www.howmuchworsecoulditget.com
http://www.reason.com
http://www.cato.org
http://www.bankruptingamerica.org

http://www.conventionofstates.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08j0sYUOb5w






March, 2018, Part 7, Political Class Insanity: Belief That The Deep State Exists, More Federal Budgeting Fiascos, and More

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

We thought we were done with this month’s political class insanity with the last post but enough nonsense has popped up quickly that this will be a bonus post for this month’s insanity. Let's get started:

1) The Federal government just passed a spending bill for this fiscal year that was a whopping $1.3 trillion. Here is why it is so idiotic and wasteful:
  • The spending bill was over 2,000 pages long and members of Congress had less than two days to read it, an impossible task, before they had to vote on it.
  • Thus, who knows what junk and idiocy was embedded deep in its bowels that American taxpayers will be stuck paying for.
  • Obviously, given the volume of the bill and the short amount of review time, it is obvious a very small cadre of Congressional members developed it and wrote it, which means from a representative government perspective it stinks to high heaven.
  • To add insult to injury, Congressional members and their staffs will see increases in salaries, i.e. they obviously made sure to take care of themselves.
  • The legislation gave an incremental $3 billion in budget to the failed and useless National Institutes of Health.
  • There was a $4 million grant to combat “excessive alcohol use” via the CDC, an amount which is way too little to make dent in excessive alcohol abuse in this country but which could have fed a lot of homeless Americans or served a lot of veterans’ healthcare needs.
  • There is $8 million set aside in the budget for “breastfeeding grants” and a mandate that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau improve “wine label accuracy.” Seriously, the Federal government needs to spend taxpayer dollars on wine label labeling?
As you can see, nothing has changed. Regardless of what party is in the White House or is in charge of Congress, the idiocy, wasteful spending, bad priorities and the continuing piling on of trillions of dollars of national debt marches on while major issues facing Americans NEVER get resolved.

2) Up in New York, a trial is underway regarding illegal campaign funding as it relates to current mayor, Bill de Blasio:
  • Former campaign donor, Harendra Singh testified in court that de Blasio was aware of and apparently did not care that his campaign was receiving illegal campaign donations.
  • According to Singh, de Blasio told him: “Listen, I don’t know, I don’t want to know. Just do what you’ve got to do.”
  • Singh is the star witness in the corruption trial of former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and former Oyster Bar Town Supervisor John Venditto.
  • Singh has already pleaded guilty to bribing de Blasio and in the trial of Mangano and Venditto.
  • Singh has testified that he had thrown free fundraisers for de Blasio and used straw donors to raise campaign funds for the mayor, where straw donors are donors who give money to campaigns and are secretly paid back by the actual donors, a process that is illegal. 
  • While de Blasio’s legal team has denied such illegal activity, Singh is the second person to admit to shady campaign financing practices, Jona Rechnitsz has also testified that he also donated large amounts amount of money to the de Blasio in exchange for political favors.
Obviously everyone is innocent until proven guilty but there is a lot of suspicious corruption smoke prevailing up around the New York City mayor.

3) I am not a big fan of rap music and I am certainly not a big fan of profanity. Someone once told me that people use profanity because they are too lazy or too stupid not to use it. But I certainly agree with a recent anti-government rant that rapper Cardi B. went on when via social media she wanted to know in detail what the Federal government was doing with all of her tax money. 

Her request for details on the status of her tax money included the following social media posts:
  • “So you know the government is taking 40 percent of my taxes and Uncle Sam, I want to f***ing know what you’re doing with my f***ing tax money!” 
  • “When you donate, like, to a kid from a foreign country, they give you updates of what they’re doing with your donation. I want updates on my tax money!”
  • “I’m from New York and the streets is always dirty, we was voted the dirtiest city in America…there’s still rats in the trains. I know you’re not spending it in no damn prison because y’all be giving n****** two [pairs of] underwear, one jumpsuit for like five months. So what is ya n***** doing with my f***ing money?”
  • “I want to know, I want receipts, I want everything … Uncle Sam, I want to know what the f*** you’re doing with my f***ing money!”
Again, while I disagree with her language, I feel the same frustrations and disgust on how Washington and the rest of the American political class at all levels of government use and abuse our tax dollars. She is just more “colorful” in expressing her frustration than I am!

4) Woodrow Wilson once said, “The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.” This was a warning from a hundred years ago that government may have already gotten too big and that its bigness has threatened to destroy our basic freedoms and our democracy. 

Well, according to a new poll from Monmouth University, the majority of Americans agree with Wilson and his foreshadowing of such a shadow government:
  • A majority of those polled believe that a groups of powerful non-elected government and military officials actually rule America behind the scenes.
  • Both Democrats and Republicans in the poll believe this concept and that there does exist a so-called “deep state” movement that actually makes policy in addition to spying on ordinary American citizens.
  • Again, the suspicions of the “deep state” violating the rights of its own citizens is bipartisan.
Even if there is no deep state and there are no blocs of unelected powerful people running the country, the suspicion and feeling that there are is not conducive to long term freedom and democracy.

That will finally do it for this month’s political class insanity: a belief in a shadow government, a rapper goes off on wasteful spending, the current set of politicians still do not know how to put a budget together that is frugal and effective, and possible political class corruption marches on in New York City. More insanity sure to follow next month.

Our book, "Love My Country, Loathe My Government - Fifty First Steps To Restoring Our Freedom And Destroying The American Political Class" is now available at:


www.loathemygovernment.com

It is also available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Please pass our message of freedom onward. Let your friends and family know about our websites and blogs, ask your library to carry the book, and respect freedom for both yourselves and others everyday.

Please visit the following sites for freedom:

Term Limits Now: http://www.howmuchworsecoulditget.com
http://www.reason.com
http://www.cato.org
http://www.bankruptingamerica.org

http://www.conventionofstates.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08j0sYUOb5w









Sunday, March 25, 2018

March, 2018, Part 6, Political Class Insanity: Pelosi Wants To Cut The Grass and 41 Real Reasons Why Hillary Lost

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

Let's get started:

1) In our previous post we discussed Nancy Pelosi’s insanely stupid observation that the wall to be built on the southern border to keep drug cartels, human trafficking, gang members, and terrorists out of the country was “too high.” Yes, a wall to be built to protect Americans is too high according to a Washington politician who obviously does not understand the concept of a wall.
  • But she was not done making inane comments about the government’s failed attempt to protect American citizens from the illegal people and activities coming over the border:
  • Rather than building a wall, Pelosi suggested that we cut the grass along the border rather than build a wall in some places so that we can see the criminality going on.
  • In an interview done for the Arizona Republic: "Let’s talk about where a more serious structure might be necessary, where fencing will do or mowing the grass so people can’t be smuggled through the grass.”
  • Yes, the only reason we have such a lawless situation on the border is because the grass is too high, we just need to cut it and drug cartels, human traffickers, and terrorists will not come into the country illegally because with shorter grass they would be seen: nonsense.
When it comes to Nancy Pelosi no comment, no idea, no nonsense is too stupid.

2) Hillary Clinton has been touring the world, a paid tour because God forbid the Clintons do something and not get paid for it, where she has been bashing millions of American women who voted for Donald Trump. She continues to claim that millions of American women were too stupid to know who to vote for and were forced to vote for Trump because their husbands and brothers told /forced them too. This passivity of millions of American women cost her the election.

I recently came across a listing of other potential, and real, reasons why she lost to a political neophyte. Rather than continuing to blame others for her epic election failure, maybe she should consider the following 41 reason why she was a failed Presidential candidate, 41 reasons that are real rather imagined in her head:

Hillary - “I'm Still Trying To Figure Out How I Lost The Election:”

  1. Was it the Russian Uranium Deal?
  2. Was it Wikileaks?
  3. Was it John Podesta?
  4. Was it my campaign calling African Americans and Muslims “professional never-do-wells?”
  5. Was it my campaign lumping all Hispanic cultures under a single “taco bowl” designation, basically reducing every Hispanic to a cheap Mexican lunch option?
  6. Was it my campaign calling Latinos “needy?”
  7. Was it my campaign calling millennials “f***ing stupid?”
  8. Was it James Comey?
  9. Was it having a sexual predator as a husband?
  10. Was it Huma Abedin’s sexual predator husband Anthony Weiner?
  11. Was it Huma Abedin storing thousands of secret and classified government documents on a convicted sex predator’s (her husband Anthony Weiner,) unsecured laptop computer?
  12. Was it because the Clinton Foundation ripped off Haiti?
  13. Was it Congressional subpoena violations?
  14. Was it the Congressional testimony lies?
  15. Was it the corrupt Clinton Foundation?
  16. Was it the Benghazi fiasco and lies?
  17. Was it pay for play via the Clinton Foundation?
  18. Was it being recorded laughing because I got a child rapist off when I was an attorney? 
  19. Was it the Travel Gate scandal?
  20. Was it the Whitewater scandal?
  21. Was it the Cattle Gate scandal?
  22. Was it the Trooper-Gate scandal?
  23. Was it the $15 million for Chelsea’s apartment paid with foundation money?
  24. Was it Chelsea’s multi million dollar wedding paid with foundation money?
  25. Was it my husband’s interference with Loretta Lynch & the investigation?
  26. Was it me happily accepting the stolen debate questions given to me?
  27. Was it my own secret server in our house and disdain for classified information?
  28. Was it my deleting 30,000 emails from an insecure computer server in my house?
  29. Was it me having cell phones destroyed with hammers?
  30. Was it the Seth Rich murder?
  31. Was it the Vince Foster murder?
  32. Was it the Gennifer Flowers assault & settlement?
  33. Was it the $800,000 Paula Jones settlement?
  34. Was it calling half the United States deplorable?
  35. Was it the underhanded treatment of Bernie Sanders?
  36. Was it Bill’s impeachment?
  37. Was it the lie about being under sniper fire in Bosnia?
  38. Was it the lie about all of your grandparents being immigrants?
  39. Was it the $10 million I got for the pardon of Marc Rich?
  40. Was it the $6 BILLION I “lost” when in charge of the State Dept.?
  41. Was it because I am a hateful, lying, power-hungry, overly ambitious, greedy, nasty person? 
Hillary for once look inward to find out why you failed rather looking outward to blame everyone but the one true reason for your failure: you.

More political class insanity next month.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

March, 2018, Part 5, Political Class Insanity: Anti Semitic DC Politican, Anti Tax Cut Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi Still Out Of Touch

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

Let's get started:

1) Stupidity and brain dead statements do not only come from Federal government politicians. Consider the stupidity of the statements from a local DC politicians, as reported by Caleb Hull, writing for the Independent Journal Review on March 18, 2018:
  • Trayon White, a member of the town council in Washington, DC, recently blamed a DC snowstorm on Jewish bankers.
  • Yes, according to this politician, bankers actually are able to control the weather, a snowstorm in DC, and the climate, calling their ability “climate manipulation.”
  • Stupidity in his own words: “Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation. And D.C. keep talking about, ‘We a resilient city.’ And that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.”
  • When he realized how inane he sounded, he finally apologized: “I work hard everyday to combat racism and prejudices of all kinds. I want to apologize to the Jewish Community and anyone I have offended. The Jewish community have been allies with me in my journey to help people. I did not intend to be anti-Semitic, and I see I should not have said that after learning from my colleagues. I have spoke to leaders and my friends at Jews United for Justice and they are helping me to understand the history of comments made against Jews and I am committed to figuring out ways continue to be allies with them and others..."
How has the “Jewish community have been allies with me” and yet he issues these stupid type of comments? His apology falls far short of being sincere when they are that insulting and bigoted in the first place. 

2) The Trump tax cuts have had a wonderful set of positive outcomes:
  • 140 million taxpayers are being taxed at lower levels, both consumers and businesses.
  • Over three million Americans received at least a thousand dollars in bonuses as a result of lower business taxes.
  • Millions and millions of Americans received a pay raise as a result of the tax cuts including thousands and thousands of Walmart employees.
  • Businesses have expanded their education programs for their employees as a result of having more cash from their tax savings.
  • Some businesses have expanded their charitable donations since they have excess cash from their tax cuts.
  • The unemployment rate at all levels, overall, African American, Hispanic, is plummeting as businesses use the extra cash to expand employment opportunities.
All kinds of good things have happened for over 100 million Americans. Which means that the Democrats insanely want to raise taxes. According to a recent article on the American Liberty website:
  • Democrats in Congress recently and publicly declared that if they take over the House of Representative in November they intend to RAISE tax rates for Americans and American businesses.
  • In an excellent example of idiocy, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer recently described the Trump tax cuts as “unpopular.” 
  • Yeah, getting pay raises, getting large bonuses, getting a lower tax bill, getting better job training, etc. is such a bitch. Talk about being out of touch and delusional.
  • Schumer intends to raise the corporate tax rate, robbing companies of cash they have used to satisfy employees, shareholders, and charities, raise taxes on ordinary Americans, and reinstating the alternative minimum tax.
Still no cure for stupidity or robbing taxpayers. Fortunately, Trump would veto any such legislation if it ever did happen but this type of thinking shows again how out of touch American politicians are with reality and the needs of Americans.

3) A recent article on the Eagle Rising website documented another in a long line of inane Nancy Pelosi comments and views of reality. Apparently, she thinks that having a wall to protect the country along the Mexican border is “too high.” Yes, the purpose of the wall is to keep drug runners, human traffickers, gang members, and terrorists out of the country and she thinks the wall is too high.

If the wall is too low then it is useless and a waste of taxpayer money, Ms. Pelosi. Perhaps you do not understand the concept of a wall: “Did you see it? How high it is? … I mean, really? In a civilized society, we [would] do something like that? A wall that big separating people? I mean, really? This is a big wall.” 

Again, perhaps she does not understand the purpose of the wall: it is too separate people and make immigrants obey the laws of the land when it comes to immigration. A short wall is a waste. You cannot make up this type of idiocy and insanity.

That will do it for today’s insanity: Taxation insanity from Schumer, bigoted anti-Semitic insanity from a DC politician, and Nancy Pelosi still out of touch with this world’s reality. More insanity to follow.

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