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Democrats Proposals and price tags
Posted:Sep 17, 2019 6:55 am
Last Updated:Sep 17, 2019 2:06 pm
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Just how much would these free services and programs cost? Here’s a look at estimates for some of the more popular proposals.

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, for example, drew fire on Tuesday night for saying he would provide health care to undocumented immigrants should he secure the presidency.

Opponents argued his Medicare-for-all vision would shut down hospitals and lead to an underfunded system.

Both Sanders and Warren have unveiled proposals to partially, or completely, wipe out Americans’ student debt liabilities.

As of last month, outstanding student loan totals stood at nearly $1.6 trillion.

There are about 43 million borrowers with outstanding debt.
Eliminating all student debt could cost around $1.6 trillion – though the exact price tag is unknown at this point.

Sanders’ plan to eliminate $1.6 trillion worth of student debt also calls for making U.S. public colleges tuition-free, which could cost $2.2 trillion.

He has said those costs could be covered by a tax levied on trades of stocks, bonds and derivatives. According to his office, that proposal would raise $2.4 trillion.
Warren’s student debt cancellation plan would also include free public college education – she estimates her overall education plan would cost $1.25 trillion. She said costs could be covered by her “ultra-millionaire tax.”

While Democrats are divided on the best way to reform the U.S. health care system – a fact that was glaringly obvious on the debate stage. Both Warren and Sanders have called for a transition to a single-payer system that would eliminate the role of private insurance companies.

An estimate from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has pegged the cost of Sanders’ bill, which Warren supports, at around $32 trillion.

The climate change plan known as the Green New Deal – which calls for massive investments in climate-friendly infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 – could carry costs as high as $93 trillion over the course of 10 years.

A new study found that the average American household could be on the hook for anywhere between $70,000 and $100,000 during the first year of the plan’s implementation – with only slight reductions in the years that followed.

We hear how the tariffs are hurting the American Farmer. Well just implement the "Green New Deal" and just see how much food you will have on your table. Eliminating fossil fuels will stop a lot of farmers dead in their tracks. no tractors to plant with just how many are going to start using horses to farm with. I don't think very many.

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What Will Democrats Destroy First: Themselves Or The Country?
Posted:Sep 15, 2019 10:18 am
Last Updated:Sep 16, 2019 7:19 pm
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What did we just watch? Was it a political party committing suicide, or was it the country? We’ll find out next November.

Democratic debate Thursday was something else, and something else I mean horrifying. Not only wasn’t there a sane person on stage, there wasn’t even a mildly crazy adult. “Bat feces crazy” comes to mind.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren didn’t miss a beat as they promised to spend more than exists simply “taxing the rich.” Their health care, free college, student loan forgiveness, everyone gets an electric car, peace, love, and understanding platforms only lacked giving everyone a -excreting unicorn. But it’s still early in the process.

Kamala Harris wants to be clear about everything, then avoids every opportunity to get specific. All the candidates have had to disavow some of their past positions for being insufficiently “woke,” but Harris has had to deny everything she’s done brought her to this point. Being a former prosecutor would normally be a positive, people tend to like not having criminals roaming the streets. Somehow, having served law and order has become a liability in the Democratic Party – you can’t run on supporting cops in the party hates cops. So Harris, being the only person who finds herself funny, just giggled a lot and spoke in platitudes.

Beto O’Rourke, on the other hand, spoke in his typical series of halting shouts. The cross between Napoleon Dynamite and Butthead’s faux outrage was only eclipsed his eagerness to continue to dance a jig on the graves of El Paso’s shooting victims. I’d say he’s replaced coherent sentences with cursing and indignation, but he’s never spoken in coherent sentences and likely doesn’t know what indignation means. Someone told him he could win the nomination calling everyone and everything racist while promising to forcibly take away the most popular rifle in the country and forgot to tell him they were joking. The drunk drivers’ campaign holds the record for setting the world’s largest pile of on fire. It, along with his ego, can be seen from space.

Joe Biden gave his best debate performance to date, which is a bit like celebrating your getting on base because he was hit a pitch but otherwise went 0-for-4. It’s amazing how low the bar can be set for a former Vice President of the United States. Not the job requires any abilities, which made Biden perhaps the most qualified person to have ever held it. His dentures nearly fell out, he lectured on the importance of playing records for , and rambled off-topic a couple of times. For him, aces!

It was considered so good for Joe because it was so bad for Julian Castro. The twin who not only split a womb but also a brain with his brother, attacked Biden for being old, repeating three times Joe had forgotten something he’d said just 2 minutes earlier. The only problem was Castro was the one who was wrong. Oops. Castro’s resume is thinner than his short-term memory. He served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (YAWN) and Mayor of San Antonio, which is just this side of an honorary position with no power aside from wielding scissors at ribbon cutting ceremonies. He would’ve been chosen as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 20 because he’s Hispanic, but he couldn’t speak Spanish well enough so she went with a white guy who could. He’s completed his Rosetta Stone Spanish courses now, and seems to be running for the second slot on any based on his last name. Doubtful it’ll be Biden’s now.

Andrew Yang promised to give 10 people $1,000 month for a year, drawn randomly from people who signed up at his website. My name wasn’t picked, so who cares?

Pete Buttigieg didn’t do himself any favors, he didn’t do any harm either. ’s a problem for him since his time as “flavor of the month” expired several months ago and he’s been relegated to top-tier of the “also-ran” category.

Cory Booker is trying to himself as the one candidate who lives in a poor neighborhood. But his parents were executives at IBM and he attended Stanford, Oxford, and Yale, so his “poverty” is closer to tourism and vanity than anything resembling reality. ’s is biggest problem – nothing about him is sincere if you look under the surface. The image he seeks to project to the public is as real as the imaginary friend name “T-Bone” he pretended existed and spoke about often while Mayor of Newark, New Jersey.

Amy Klobuchar was on stage too. A fact I had to Google because I couldn’t remember who else was up there but knew there were 10.

One of these people will be the nominee of the Democratic Party, and whichever one ultimately falls out of the clown car needs to be taken seriously. They will have a 50 percent chance of becoming the next president. Then we’ll discover whether we watched a party destroy itself, or the country last Thursday.

Derek Hunter
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History Question Answer
Posted:Sep 15, 2019 7:22 am
Last Updated:Sep 15, 2019 1:36 pm
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Correct answer Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Conflicts leading up to the The Vietnam War happened for years before the war began in earnest. Throughout the time that historians regard as the "official" war, five presidents were at the helm during its unfolding, the first of which was Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower supported anti-communist leader Ngo Dinh Diem, creating the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEAT, in order to prevent the spread of communism to Southeast Asia. 1955 saw American military advisors sent to the country to aid Diem, after which economic and military assistance were sent by Eisenhower and Diem declared the Republic of Vietnam in the south of the country an independent nation. Other U.S. presidents steering the ship during the Vietnam War were John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald R. Ford, the last two of whom played key parts in ending America’s involvement in Vietnam.

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A Little History Question
Posted:Sep 14, 2019 5:44 am
Last Updated:Sep 15, 2019 7:42 pm
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Who was president when the Vietnam War began?
John F. Kennedy
Gerald R. Ford
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I don't know
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Wonder how McCabe will look in Prison Garb
Posted:Sep 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Last Updated:Sep 15, 2019 5:12 pm
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United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu has recommended moving forward with charges for fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe after he lied under oath multiple times to federal investigators.
Last year McCabe was referred to the U.S. Attorney for criminal charges by the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz. After a lengthy investigation, Horowitz found McCabe lied to FBI agents, Inspector General agents and improperly leaked sensitive information the media. At the time of that referral, McCabe's lawyers were confident their wouldn't be pursued.

"We were advised of the referral within the past few weeks. Although we believe the referral is unjustified, the standard for an IG referral is very low," McCabe's attorney released in a statement at the time. "We have already met with staff members from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. We are confident that, unless there is inappropriate pressure from high levels of the Administration, the U.S. Attorney’s Office will conclude that it should decline to prosecute."

From the IG report:
We found that, in a conversation with then-Director Comey shortly after the WSJ article was published, McCabe lacked candor when he told Comey, or made statements that led Comey to believe, that McCabe had not authorized the disclosure and did not know who did. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.5 (Lack of Candor – No Oath).

We also found that on May 9, 2017, when questioned under oath by FBI agents from INSD, McCabe lacked candor when he told the agents that he had not authorized the disclosure to the WSJ and did not know who did. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor – Under Oath).

We further found that on July 28, 2017, when questioned under oath by the OIG in a recorded interview, McCabe lacked candor when he stated: (a) that he was not aware of Special Counsel having been authorized to speak to reporters around October 30 and (b) that, because he was not in Washington, D.C., on October 27 and 28, 2016, he was unable to say where Special Counsel was or what she was doing at that time. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor – Under Oath).

We additionally found that on November 29, 2017, when questioned under oath by the OIG in a recorded interview during which he contradicted his prior statements by acknowledging that he had authorized the disclosure to the WSJ, McCabe lacked candor when he: (a) stated that he told Comey on October 31, 2016, that he had authorized the disclosure to the WSJ; (b) denied telling INSD agents on May 9 that he had not authorized the disclosure to the WSJ about the PADAG call; and (c) asserted that INSD’s questioning of him on May 9 about the October 30 WSJ article occurred at the end of an unrelated meeting when one of the INSD agents pulled him aside and asked him one or two questions about the article. This conduct violated FBI Offense Code 2.6 (Lack of Candor – Under Oath).

Lastly, we determined that as Deputy Director, McCabe was authorized to disclose the existence of the CF Investigation publicly if such a disclosure fell within the “public interest” exception in applicable FBI and DOJ policies generally prohibiting such a disclosure of an ongoing investigation. However, we concluded that McCabe’s decision to confirm the existence of the CF Investigation through an anonymously sourced quote, recounting the content of a phone call with a senior Department official in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership, was clearly not within the public interest exception. We therefore concluded that McCabe’s disclosure of the existence of an ongoing investigation in this manner violated the FBI’s and the Department’s media policy and constituted misconduct.

After he was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in 2018, McCabe set up a GoFund me page and received more than $500,000. Two weeks ago he was hired by CNN.

By Katie Pavlich
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Trashy N Y Times
Posted:Sep 11, 2019 7:35 pm
Last Updated:Sep 12, 2019 5:05 am
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"18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center. Today, families will once again gather and grieve at the site where more than 2,000 people died,"

After sending this today, I would hope and just enjoy the N Y Times loosing every advertiser and subscriber to the piece of trash they a newspaper. The people of the country ain't that stupid, airplanes don't take aim. They were taken over by Islamic Terrorists and deliberately flown into the Trade Center as well as the Pentagon.

Today at the memorial service Nicholas Haros spoke in remembrance of his mother was one of the victims of that fateful day.

My mother, Frances Haros. Good morning, brothers and sisters in good faith. Listen, “some people did something”? I am here today to honor any 76-year-old mother, Frances, on the solemn nation’s anniversary of the 9/ attacks. Mom, we’ll miss you, and love you very much. “Some people did something,” said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota, to support justify the creation of CAIR? Today I am here to respond to you exactly did what to whom.

Madam, objectively speaking, we know who and what was done. There is no uncertainty about that. Why your confusion? On that day, 19 Islamic terrorists, members of Al-Qaeda, killed over 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars of economic damage. Is that clear. But as to whom, I was attacked, your relatives and friends were attacked, our constitutional freedoms were attacked, and our nation’s founding on Judeo-Christian principles were attacked. That’s what “some people” did. Got that now? We are here today Congresswoman, to tell you and The Squad just who did what to whom. Show respect in honoring them, please. American patriotism and your position demand it. For God and country, amen.

Lest We never Forget
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Eat your Heart Out Leaf
Posted:Sep 11, 2019 5:34 am
Last Updated:Sep 12, 2019 5:05 am
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GOP candidates sweep North Carolina special elections.
Republican Dan Bishop wins the special election in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, beating Democrat Dan McCready. Republican Greg Murphy won the special election to replace Walter Jones as the congressman from North Carolina's 3rd District. Jones, who had represented the district since 1995, died in February.
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Farmers prosper in spite of Trump's trade battle with China
Posted:Sep 10, 2019 5:39 am
Last Updated:Sep 14, 2019 7:29 pm
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Anti-Trumpers agree: The president’s trade battle with China is hurting our economy and, in particular, America’s farmers. We are told that the tariff tiffs have caused a collapse in U.S. agricultural exports to China, and consequent heartbreak in our heartland.

It isn’t true.
As with most criticisms lodged against the Trump White House, this oft-repeated narrative is way overblown. Turns out, far from suffering what CNBC recently described as “a devastating year for farmers” the farmers of America overall are doing quite well.

The Department of Agriculture recently forecast that net farm income will rise nearly 5 percent this year, to $88 billion. That growth comes on top of increases in both 2017 and 2018 and is, just for the record, faster than the overall growth of the economy.
For sure, times could be better. The forecast for this year means that real net farm income would come in 36 percent below its peak of $136.5 billion in 2013 and slightly below its 2000-18 average ($90.1 billion). Farmers suffered a severe drop in total revenues during the Obama years, collapsing from $484 billion in 2013 to $412 billion in 2016. Weirdly, I don’t remember the media paying much attention.

Not all farmers are expected to enjoy rising income this year. Commodities receipts are forecast to decrease $2.4 billion, or less than 1 percent, to $371 billion, while sales of animals and animal products should climb modestly.

And that dreadful soybean collapse? The DOA is estimating that revenues for all crops will decline $3 billion, or under 2 percent, thanks to crimped soybean sales. But payments to farmers under the administration’s Market Facilitation Program, in addition to other subsidies, will rise almost $6 billion this year, more than offsetting the fall in crop receipts.
Perhaps most startling, the DOA forecasts that the average farm will see net cash income increase more than 11 percent this year, “the first annual increase after 4 consecutive years of declines.” Moreover, the median income of farm households will be up almost 4 percent this year.

At the same time, farmers are getting richer; the net worth of the farm sector is likely to rise slightly this year, to $2.7 trillion, mostly because of higher real estate values.

In short, it turns out that as a whole our farmers are doing ok, or maybe even better than ok.
None of this prevents the liberal media from hyperventilating about farm-belt misery. A recent headline from an industry journal blares: “USDA Slashes U.S. Corn, Soybean Export Estimates To China.” Indeed, the USDA predicted that, thanks largely to a drop in corn and soybean shipments, total agricultural exports will decline 6 percent this year, to “the lowest level recorded since 2016.

That sounds ominous, and seems to bolster the notion that Brazil is swooping in to supply Chinese soybean demand, thanks to the trade spat. But the story is not quite so simple. Brazil’s soybean exports to China, as it happens, are also falling, down 40 percent in August and off 14 percent through the first eight months of the year.

The reason? The dreaded swine fever, which through June had killed some 22 percent of China’s pig herds, the major consumers of soybeans. Some analysts are projecting that as much as half of China’s pig population could die. Fewer pigs, less soybean demand.
The real story is that even as soybean exports to China have dropped, pork exports have increased, due to the swine flu. Overall, the USDA projects that U.S. agricultural exports will be up slightly in the current fiscal year.

So how are America’s farmers responding to these fluctuations in markets and tariffs? The media would have us believe that the trade battle is sabotaging support for President Trump in farm country, throwing his reelection in jeopardy.

The Hill recently ran a story pumping that notion and quoting John Hansen, president of the Nebraska Farmers Union, who, the article states, “ripped President Trump" over his escalating trade war with China, calling it a “huge unforced error.”
The piece failed to mention that the Nebraska Farmers Union is a chapter of the National Farmers Union, a left-wing organization that donates money exclusively to farm-state Democrats and is committed to green energy and federal price supports for farm products. It opposes large-scale corporate farms and President Trump.

The reality is that yes, the trade confrontation with China has hurt the farm community. But many in that group continue to support the president, confident that his quest to rein in Beijing’s unfair trade practices and theft of intellectual property are worth some short-term pain.

It isn’t just the farm economy about which the liberal press is raising concerns; the media are doing their level best to paint the worst possible picture of the economy overall, hoping that consumers will lose confidence, and that our growth will consequently slow. They know Trump’s best argument for reelection is a hot jobs market and rising incomes.
But farmers are an especially important target, given that 62 percent of the nation’s farmers and ranchers voted for Trump in 2016, helping to swing some important states in his direction.

It is ironic that even as Democrats in Congress scold Trump for hurting farm exports, they resolutely sit on the USMCA, the revised NAFTA deal, which could provide a boost to U.S. dairy shipments to Canada. Who might benefit? Dairy producers in Wisconsin, among others.

Since Wisconsin has been identified by some political analysts as the ultimate swing state, the state that could determine whether President Trump gets four more years in the White House, it’s not shocking that Democrats are blocking the USMCA.
Turns out, Democrats don’t seem to care about farmers that much after all.

By Liz Peek
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Democrat's climate change rhetoric
Posted:Sep 9, 2019 9:27 am
Last Updated:Sep 11, 2019 5:13 am
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If spending trillions of dollars on a climate change initiative was a sound investment as is Bernie Sanders idea why does he as well as the other 20 candidates continue to fly around in private jets?

It appears no one who supports climate change legislation uses facts to prove their claims. Instead they rely on emotion and intimidation.

Elizabeth Warren promises she’ll ban fracking, Beto O’Rourke vowing to eliminate all fossil fuels, Bernie Sanders wants poor women in other countries to abort their babies, Andrew Yang wants to take away our -powered vehicles, Kamala Harris wants to change our diet.

Just think folks this means no cars, no planes, no boats(how is Mazie going to come to Washington, swim) no cheesburgers or rib eyes, no dairy as the last time I checked cows produce milk not just steaks.

The basic precept of science is, don't tell me. Show me. Prove it," "And no one bothers to do . instead they throw slogans at you. They attack you. Nobody doubts the climate changes. It always has changed. The question is, is man causing it and can we stop it?"

Climate change advocates for preaching against consumption while using private planes for personal . If you really believe this, this was such a massive existential problem, you would take up the whole U.S. Economy to fight it, why the hell are you flying on private planes, seriously?

I recently wrote a blog questioning the wisdom of Former President Obama's recent purchase of some some ocean front property in Martha's Vineyard. $ million dollars for a property is supposed to be under water within 10 to years. Sure don't sound like he is to worried about premise.

They're telling I have to change my whole life because this problem is existential but they're not changing their lives at all.

They're hypocrites and liars. 's why.
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Minority Unemployment Rate Hits Record Lows
Posted:Sep 7, 2019 5:45 am
Last Updated:Sep 10, 2019 6:35 am
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After the great news the Fed is not predicting a recession anytime soon, the latest jobs numbers also indicate black unemployment is the lowest its ever been in the United States since the government began tracking this figure.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday black unemployment fell to 5.5% in August.

Add this to the news the of Hispanics and Latinos employed set a record in August as their national, seasonally-adjusted unemployment matched its record low of 4.2%, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released Friday show.

As Richard Walters of the GOP said, "New jobs report shows higher wages, higher labor participation , and lowest black unemployment ever on record.

Even CNN admitted this was good news. Here's part of the breakdown they gave:

The previous record low of 5.9% was set in May 20.

The unemployment for black women fell to a record 4.4% from 5.2% in July. The unemployment for black men crept up to 5.9% from 5.8%. But the previous month's was a record, so the is still near its historic low.

Unemployment among workers who identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino also fell in August to 4.2%, which matched a record low set earlier this year.

Responding to this news, the president on Twitter said, "The Economy is great.

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