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More About The Likely Democrat Candidate For President Of The United States

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

 
Charles Krauthammer: ON THE CLINTONS.

So I destroyed a few emails “What difference does it make??” This is why – –

The Clinton Foundation is “organized crime” at it’s finest, and we are financing it!

Here is a good, concise summary of how the Clinton Foundation
works as a tax free international money laundering scheme. It may eventually
prove to be the largest political criminal enterprise in U.S. history. This
is a textbook case on how you hide foreign money sent to you and re-package
it, to be used for your own purposes. All tax free

Here’s how it works:
1. You create a separate foreign “charity.” In this case one in Canada .

2. Foreign oligarch’s & governments, then donate to this Canadian charity.
In this case, over 1,000 did contributing mega millions. I am sure they did
this out of the goodness of their hearts, and expected nothing in return.
(Imagine Putin’s buddies waking up one morning and just deciding to send
un-told millions to a Canadian charity).

3. The Canadian charity then bundles these separate donations & makes a
massive donation to the Clinton Foundation.

4. The Clinton Foundation, and the cooperating Canadian charity claim
Canadian law prohibits, the identification of individual donors

5. The Clinton Foundation, then “spends” some of this money, for legitimate
good works programs. Un-fortunately, experts believe this is on the order
of 10%. Much of the balance goes to enrich the Clinton’s, pay salaries to
un-told numbers of hangers on, & fund lavish travel, etc. Again virtually
all tax free, which means you & I are subsidizing it.

6. The Clinton Foundation with access to the world’s best accountants,
somehow fails to report much of this on their tax filings. They discover
these “clerical errors”and begin the process of re-filing 5 years of tax
returns.

7. Net result foreign money, much of it from other countries, goes into the
Clinton ‘s pockets tax free & untraceable back to the original donor. This
is the textbook definition of money laundering.

Oh, by the way, the Canadian “charity” includes, as a principal one Frank
Giustra Google him. He is the guy who was central to the formation of
Uranium One Canadian company that somehow acquired massive U.S.uranium interests & then sold them to an organization controlled by Russia This transaction required U.S. State Department approval, and, guess who was Secretary of State, when the approval, was granted? As an aside, imagine how former,Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell feels. That poor schlep, is in jail because he and his wife took $165,000 in gifts, and loans for doing minor favors,for a guy promoting, a vitamin company. Not legal, but not exactly putting U.S. security at risk.

Sarcasm aside, if you are still not persuaded, this was a cleverly
structured way to get unidentified foreign money to the Clinton ‘s, ask
yourself this: Why did these foreign interests, funnel money, through a Canadian charity? Why not donate directly to the Clinton Foundation? Better yet, why not donate money directly to the people, organizations & countries in need?

This is the essence of money laundering and influence peddling Now you know why Hillary’s destruction of 30,000 e-mails was a risk, she was willing to take. Bill and Hillary are devious unprincipled, dishonest, and criminal,
and they are Slick! Warning : They could be back in the White House, in
January 2017. Do not let it happen. Remember, most people are not well informed. We must somehow inform and educate them.

A February Rant

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

February is the shortest month, although a “leap year” with one more day. And I’ve done nothing to discuss the awful situation we are in, at least as I see it. Frankly, it’s too discouraging. But, here goes. How is it, that this once great, wealthy democratic republic can’t come up with even one person of intellect, maturity, and honesty to run for president of the United States? What a group of shameful, avaricious specimens have come forth to lead.

The Democrats: Sanders, an old man preaching socialism or communism or anarchy, I’m not sure which and I suspect neither does he. If he’s elected, the United States will file for bankruptcy within the next five years or sooner. And Hillary Clinton? An old felon, formerly Senator and Secretary of State who has exposed United States government secrets, its intelligence, to hackers all over the globe in order to have information put on her private computer (clearly a felony) so that she could have an easy way to funnel large sums of foreign money into the Clinton Foundation; responsibility for the deaths of six people in Benghazi and lied about these tragic deaths to the victims’ survivors; and much more too long to discuss at this point.

The Republicans ––– initially 16 dimwits and fools and one pediatric neurosurgeon, and now down to four dimwits and one neurosurgeon who should know he’s through, but refuses to accept the reality. And who’s leading this group of dimwits? None other than “The Donald” Trump ––– a fat, bombastic, television star, hotel/gambling mogul and insulting machine, who understands almost nothing about dealing with the crucial issues of the day such as 10-20 million illegal immigrants, our rapid fall into certain insolvency, a psychotic healthcare system known as ObamaCare foisted on us by our present delusional president whose 8 left-leaning years governing the nation he really despises, has been one major reason we have been dumped into our present, almost science fiction dystopian world, and so very, very much more.

But, all is not the fault of politicians. They only help propel our decaying cultural lives ––– the crass, disgraceful music; all manner of drugs; the selling of baby body parts; the degrading films out of Hollywood filled with lurid sex and electrifying violence; the increasing gap between what Peggy Noonan calls the “protected” and the “unprotected;” the overt violence against women and the elderly; the utter decay of our public schools (only +/– 20% of young people know there are three branches of government!); the slow and frightening hell that is our cities at night; the predatory hedge funds that sent millions of people out of their homes to live under the bridges in 2008; and the decay of religion in our lives, the hope that sprung from our faiths seems to have abandoned us; and there is so much more that grabs at our throats, too long to even try to define.

And the world outside ––– the Middle East, Africa, Europe ––– bubbling cauldrons of hate, war, disease and human suffering. And Our failure to lead there.

I see little hope that this nation will turn itself around, be led back to a more sane and congenial state where what is right and moral and good returns to our civil life and allows us once more to lead the world out of this awful morass of the early 21st century. Happy 2016!

ObamaCare and the U. S. Workforce

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Another Toxic result of ObamaCare.

The Daily Signal
12/8/15

The U.S. Workforce could Shrink By Two Million People Because of ObamaCare

By Melissa Quinn

Over the next decade, 2 million workers could decide to leave the workforce because of Obamacare, according to a new report.

According to the report from the Congressional Budget Office, the workforce is projected to shrink by 2025 by just under 1 percent—the equivalent of 2 million full-time workers—because of the health care law and its incentives for workers.

“Some people would choose to work fewer hours; others would leave the labor force entirely or remain unemployed for longer than they otherwise would,” the CBO said in its report.

Under the law, consumers do not have to rely on employers for insurance and can purchase coverage on the federal and state-run exchanges. Additionally, Obamacare implemented subsidies available for consumers who qualify based on their income, which the CBO said raises the “effective tax rate on earnings” on those who no longer qualify for subsidies as incomes rise. These two factors suggest some workers may opt to retire or work part time rather than full-time.

The nonpartisan agency pointed to increased tax rates, new coverage expansions and penalties on employers and individuals for not providing or having insurance as reasons for the projected decline.

Such provisions, the CBO said in its report, could lead workers to decide to either leave their jobs or reduce their hours.

The agency contended that Obamacare’s effects on the workforce are uncertain, which it attributes to uncertainty in workers’ responses to the incentives created under the law, which includes the ability to gain coverage independent of employers.

The CBO’s findings come just days after the Senate passed a reconciliation package repealing key provisions of the health care law for the first time. The House is expected to approve the legislation. However, President Barack Obama will veto the repeal package once it gets to his desk.

Still, some Republicans pointed to the report as a further example of Obamacare’s negative consequences.

“When the president’s health law hurts the labor force at the same time it increases health care premiums and taxes, it’s clear the law is not working for the American people,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said. “The CBO’s latest report confirms yet another broken promise and negative consequence stemming from Obamacare.”

In a previous report released in February 2014, the CBO estimated that the 2.5 million workers would leave the workforce in 2024 because of Obamacare.

The Daily Signal is the multimedia news organization of The Heritage Foundation.

AMERICA’S MILITARY CAPABILITY RATES ONLY ‘MARGINAL’

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

AMERICA’S MILITARY CAPABILITY RATES ONLY ‘MARGINAL’

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION
by Alex Biermann
October 31, 2015

The U.S. military faces shortfalls in its ability to respond to key national security threats, according to the 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength.

The second annual Heritage Foundation Index, released Thursday, rates the U.S. military’s power as “marginal” and trending toward “weak,” thanks to across-the-board budget caps introduced by Congress in 2011 as part of sequestration. For example, the military is losing its ability to fight in two major conflicts simultaneously, Heritage expert Dakota Wood warns.

The Index, which includes more than 300 pages of detailed analysis by 50 Heritage experts, is the first attempt in U.S. history to objectively and comprehensively analyze the current capability of the military to fulfill its mission of providing for the common defense.

The Index of U.S. Military Strength is one of three Heritage indexes released each year to report on the current state of affairs in each of Heritage’s three “pillars” of research: the military, the economy, and culture and opportunity.

THE BOEHNER-OBAMA BUDGET DEAL HIKES SPENDING AND DEBT

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

THE BOEHNER-OBAMA BUDGET DEAL HIKES SPENDING AND DEBT

THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION

by Alex Biermann
October 31, 2015

The budget deal announced this week by outgoing Speaker John Boehner is a doozy. It

removes the mandatory spending caps
raises spending by $80 billion over the next two years, on top of existing spending hikes
adds a massive $147 billion “emergency” slush fund, and
allows for unlimited government borrowing until March of 2017

A team of Heritage experts released a detailed, section-by-section analysis of the budget deal:

Rather than taking meaningful steps to address the growing debt, the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2015 is a colossal step in the opposite direction. This deal does nothing to reduce the size or scope of government over any period of time… Section 101 (of the budget) busts budget caps and turns war funding into a slush fund for non-defense programs. This section suggests that regardless of how much waste and corporate welfare weighs down the budget and the economy, fiscal discipline is just too hard to do for Congress.

“It’s the worst budget deal to be negotiated by the GOP since George H.W. Bush violated his no new taxes pledge in 1990 at Andrews Air Force Base,” Heritage fellow Stephen Moore wrote on The Daily Signal.

Heritage released a proposal in September to address the debt ceiling and fund the government without breaking the bipartisan spending limits established by the Budget Control Act of 2011.

And of course this was ignored(my words).


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