Wednesday, January 31, 2018
I’m beginning to believe President Trump is a “stable genius” particularly when it comes to the economy. Sure, some things are obvious such as reducing taxes and getting rid of burdensome regulations to propel growth; any reasonable person can deduce these two factors as an impediment to prosperity, but to target specific tariffs to induce foreign competitors to relocate their manufactures to the United States is genius. Here is an excerpt from the Daily Wire:
Just one week after the Trump administration announced a massive 30% tariff on imported solar panels, one of China's largest solar panel manufacturers announced plans to open a manufacturing plant in the United States.
The company, JinkoSolar, said on Monday that they have received the green light from their board of directors to "finalize planning for the construction of an advanced solar manufacturing facility in the U.S." CNN Money reports:
The statement suggested Jinko's decision was tied to the new tariffs, saying that the company "continues to closely monitor treatment of imports of solar cells and modules under the U.S. trade laws."
When Donald Trump proposed raising tariffs during his campaign, I had visions of Smoot-Hawley which was a disaster for this country. However, that law was protectionist and broad in scope, and didn’t distinguish fair trade from unfair trade. We are seeing the benefits of targeted tariffs.
I don’t know about everybody else, but I’m beginning to believe. It would be a shame if the American people got tired of all this winning and voted for Democrats in the midterms.
If you watched the state of the union address last night, you couldn’t help but notice that this country has a major political party invested in poverty, misery, division and contempt for the well-being of American citizens. Why do I say that? Because Democrats would rather stew in their hatred than participate in our country’s good fortune,
Democrats scowled, grumbled and spat invective as President Trump read off a compendium of great economic news that couldn’t have happened under his predecessor. You would’ve thought the self-proclaimed “party of the people” could’ve mustered a half-hearted clap at record low unemployment for blacks and other minorities; but that was asking too much. Here is a video documenting their contempt for you and me:
They just don't hate the American people; they hate the very essence of this country as expressed by Joy Reid in a tweet.
Church ... family ... police ... military ... the national anthem ... Trump trying to call on all the tropes of 1950s-era nationalism. The goal of this speech appears to be to force the normalization of Trump on the terms of the bygone era his supporters are nostalgic for. #SOTU
6:32 PM - 30 Jan 2018
Rep. Luis Gutierrez practically ran out the House chamber when the gallery chanted USA.
I want to thank Democrats for showing their true colors. We’ve been waiting a long time for them to finally shed their skins and slither into the daylight. Go ahead and bask in your hated of God, country and the American way of life. It’s nice to know who our real enemies are.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The United States is in the process of a fundamental transformation. A fifth column of illegal aliens and their accomplices have taken over our media, city halls, state capitals, and Washington D.C. itself. Illegal aliens have more clout in this country than an American citizen.
Who authorized this invasion? What band of politicians passed a law that said anyone with a suitcase and a roll of toilet paper can waddle into our country and squat over the rites of citizenship? I seem to recall Democrats rather hawkish on enforcing our borders. Five years ago, their whole caucus in the Senate voted to fund seven hundred miles of fence. I wonder what happened to that. It looks like it met the same fate as the 1986 Simpson - Mazzoli Act.
What is really disconcerting is the lack of respect the political class has for American citizens and this bleeds over to these so-called Dreamers. I’ve never seen a loathsome bunch of self-entitled pricks in all my life. These people have no right to be here, but they see themselves as victims, courtesy of white America.
Here is a visa violator setting the terms for citizenship because apparently we, as a people, are not authorized to set our own standards and practices as dictated in our Constitution:
This illegal alien’s arrogance just galls me.
The other night I watched a documentary called, The Jack King Affair and I couldn’t help reflect upon our country’s predicament. Back in WWII, Britain had a problem with Nazi sympathizers who were actively aiding a German invasion. Here is an excerpt from the Daily Mail:
A lone MI5 agent went undercover to neutralise hundreds of Nazi sympathisers living in Britain during the Second World War, extraordinary secret papers reveal today.
The officer, given the alias Jack King, was sent to infiltrate groups of traitors by security chiefs alarmed at the strength of support for Hitler.
By posing as an undercover Gestapo officer, King was able to control groups of ‘Fifth Columnists’ who were trying to aid the Fascist cause.
The Nazi sympathisers believed they were successfully passing secrets to Berlin – but all the while the information was being handed straight to MI5, say the newly declassified files released by the National Archives.
Now, I’m not comparing these third-world invaders to Nazis; however, the premise of expatriates and their allies aiding a foreign invasion is apropos. What’s different is this illegal alien, fifth column doesn’t operate in the shadows.
Monday, January 22, 2018
The League of Women Voters proclaim themselves a non-partisan organization; however, they are anything but that. They’re basically a front group for George Soros whose primary objective is to force redistricting before the 2020 Census so as to ensure Democratic control. Here is an excerpt from PJ Media:
The billionaire and convicted felon moved hundreds of millions of dollars into often-secret efforts to change election laws, fuel litigation to attack election integrity measures, push public narratives about voter fraud, and to integrate the political ground game of the left with efforts to scare racial minority groups about voting rights threats.
These Soros-funded efforts moved through dozens of 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) charities and involved the active compliance with civil rights groups, government officials, and purportedly non-partisan groups like the League of Women Voters.
The League of Women Voters is bought and paid for. There is no way this organization in non-partisan. Hell, their own website advocates for Obamacare. Here is an excerpt:
Congress is currently working on a tax bill that includes an amendment to eliminate a provision of the ACA known as the individual mandate. Eliminating this provision will effectively repealing the ACA.
Repealing the ACA means eliminating coverage for 13 million Americans, cutting $25 billion to Medicare and raising costs for middle-class families and seniors with high medical expenses.
Time after time this year the power of our grassroots network has stopped efforts to repeal the ACA. Now is the time to pick up the phone and call Congress.
How is that nonpartisan? It doesn’t end there. They fight tooth and nail against voter integrity laws. Again, this is a left-wing partisan issue. People are beginning to catch on to these frauds. Here is what the Republican chairman of Texas had to say about the League of Women Voters in Austin:
“How can the Austin Chapter of the LWV claim to be non-partisan when there are no Republicans among their elected officers or on their debate committee?” Munisteri stated, “There are over 475,000 women living in Travis County and yet they cannot find a single Republican woman to be involved with their organization or with this process?”
“I’ve been involved in Texas politics for over 30 years and I’ve seen the political process stacked at times, but this is ridiculous. What makes this so disingenuous is that it’s being done under the banner of a supposedly nonpartisan group. But there’s nothing non-partisan about the people organizing this proposed debate,” he said.
That’s right. There’s nothing non-partisan about this organization anywhere in the United States. These people are frauds.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Does anyone remember Barack Obama mocking Donald Trump at a D.C. dinner event? The Anointed One was so full of himself and so sure that no one could touch his legacy, let alone the Trumpster. Here is an excerpt from Obama’s speech:
Now, I know that he’s taken some flak lately, but no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald. (Laughter.) And that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter –- like, did we fake the moon landing? (Laughter.) What really happened in Roswell? (Laughter.) And where are Biggie and Tupac? (Laughter and applause.)
But all kidding aside, obviously, we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. (Laughter.) For example — no, seriously, just recently, in an episode of Celebrity Apprentice — (laughter) — at the steakhouse, the men’s cooking team cooking did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks. And there was a lot of blame to go around. But you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership. And so ultimately, you didn’t blame Lil’ Jon or Meatloaf. (Laughter.) You fired Gary Busey. (Laughter.) And these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night. (Laughter and applause.) Well handled, sir. (Laughter.) Well handled.
Say what you will about Mr. Trump, he certainly would bring some change to the White House. Let’s see what we’ve got up there. (Laughter.)
(Screens show “Trump White House Resort and Casino.”)
Who’s laughing now, asshole? President Trump has rolled back a number of Obama’s policy initiatives. That’s what happens when you rule by pen and phone. The Daily Caller listed a number of them. Here are a few:
A year into the Trump presidency, Obama’s legacy is taking a beating.
Trump has overseen the dismantling of several of Obamacare’s most controversial aspects. The tax cuts package Trump signed last month included a provision repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate. Trump also rolled backthe Obama administration’s contraception mandate, which forced religious groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide birth control for all employees, regardless of conscientious objections.
Trump’s Department of Education rolled back several measures that conservatives had decried as federal overreach. The Trump administration repealed the Obama-era mandate that required all public schools to implement transgender bathroom policies and speech codes. The Trump administration also revoked a legally dubious Title IX guidance that regulated sexual assault proceedings on college campuses.
That’s just a start. We have three more years to completely wipe out this arrogant piece of shit’s legacy.
What is it about liberals and the welfare state? Just the thought of expanding programs like Medicaid gets their nipples hard. Do they believe enslaving people to government programs is noble? Do they believe robbing citizens of their self-worth makes them morally superior?
The editorial board at the Charlotte Observer has been on a quest to expand Medicaid in the Old North State for the past eight years. They are so gung ho about this welfare program that they’re willing to look past a $20 trillion federal debt and an additional $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities. It doesn’t even faze them. Here is an excerpt from their latest editorial:
It’s shameful that North Carolina has not joined the 33 states that accepted the federal government’s Medicaid expansion. It would mean some $13 billion in federal money for the state over the next decade, a healthier population and an economic boost, especially to hospitals and rural areas. It’s true that the state’s own Medicaid bill would go up some, but the federal government would pay 90 percent of the tab.
Republicans’ opposition has appeared to stem more from wanting to issue a political statement against Obamacare than from a detailed cost-benefit analysis. In fact, some Republican governors, including Indiana’s Mike Pence and Ohio’s John Kasich, saw the wisdom of the deal and accepted it.
Do the editors at this paper realize the federal government has the ability to print money and states don’t? As for the cost/benefit analysis I wouldn’t use Ohio as an example. Here is an excerpt from one of my post:
Averaged over Kasich’s first two budgets, Ohio Medicaid spending increased by 7.4 percent per year — according to numbers from Kasich’s own administration.
Kasich’s first two budgets covered fiscal years 2012-13 and 2014-15. Ohio’s Medicaid spending increased by 4.1 percent in fiscal year 2012, 2.5 percent in 2013, 10.6 percent in 2014 and 12.5 percent in 2015.
I truly don’t understand these people at the Charlotte Observer. They are so ideologically bent that no amount of reason will persuade them from committing one financial disaster after another.
The Republican Party’s tax reform has made its way to North Carolina. “Evil corporations” are handing out bonuses and pay raises. Here is an excerpt from an op-ed from Senators’ Burr and Tillis:
Less than two weeks after taking effect, Americans are already starting to see the benefits. One company has already cancelled plans to move its headquarters overseas, due to tax reform. Many North Carolinians are starting to feel the benefit, too. Charlotte Pipe and Foundry has announced its 1,400 employees will receive a $1,000 bonus, and American Airlines is awarding $130 million in bonuses to all non-officer employees, 11,000 of whom are based in North Carolina.
Bank of America, headquartered in Charlotte, is giving 145,000 employees a $1,000 bonus. BB&T, headquartered in Winston-Salem, has announced it is raising its minimum wage to $15, and awarding $1,200 bonuses to many of its 27,000 employees. And Old Dominion Freight Line, headquartered in Thomasville, announced bonuses to all 22,000 employees. This is real money going into the bank accounts of real people.
According to multi-millionaires like Nancy Pelosi these are crumbs. Well at least these crumbs aren’t going into Washington D.C.’s black hole.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
It's about damn time they started fighting back. Republicans need to use the same tactics as Democrats. They need to out-Alinsky these scumbags.
Posted by TLCoston at 3:41 PM
One of the many outrages the Obama administration committed is a program that trafficked illegal aliens around the country. Basically, federal agents became government funded coyotes. Laws didn’t matter. The ends justifies the means and to Democrats that was changing the electorate by aiding and abetting a third world invasion.
Americans thought the rule of law would be reinstated with the Trump administration; but apparently, we were wrong. Here is an excerpt from Judicial Watch:
It appears that the Trump administration has chosen to ignore the concerns of rank-and-file federal agents, instead opting to quietly extend the controversial Obama-era policy that relocates illegal immigrants to unsuspecting communities nationwide. It is known as “Catch and Release” and frustrated DHS sources tell Judicial Watch the Trump administration is essentially facilitating the ongoing commission of a federal immigration crime despite its tough border security rhetoric. In a recent newspaper article Border Patrol agents in Texas say they’ve been ordered to release illegal immigrants caught entering through Mexico because there is no bed space at detention facilities. This has provoked a surge in illegal crossings, Border Patrol officials say, because there is no punishment to deter the lawbreakers.
Why is this happening? The reason being, Obama’s deep state is still running the show:
In the same news story, the head of the ICE officers’ union (Chris Crane) and the National Border Patrol Council (Brandon Judd) said detrimental old policies remain in place because Obama managers are still running their agencies. Crane, a veteran ICE agent, refers to the Obama holdovers as “incompetent, corrupt and anti-enforcement.” Judd said word is getting back to Mexico and Central America that illegal border crossers will be released if caught, resulting in a huge increase in crossings. In a period of a few months, border crossings skyrocketed from 11,100 in a single month to 26,000, according to figures provided in the news story. Immigrants from Asia are also entering the U.S. through Mexico, federal officials say. In San Diego, California agents apprehended dozens of illegal aliens from Asian countries in the last few months, including more than 60 from India.
President Trump needs to place an enema up the federal government’s ass and purge this country of Obama’s turds.
Democrats are incapable of reforming themselves. They’re incorrigible spendthrifts who, in the face of adversity, will double down on greed and stupidity. Even when their theories have been proven wrong, their self-righteous attitude will not allow them to accept the obvious.
And what is the obvious? The Republican tax plan has been a windfall for companies and their employees. Big businesses have disproved the progressive myth that the fat cats will divide the profits amongst themselves and their shareholders while emaciated workers plea for a spoonful of gruel.
The middle-class are the main beneficiaries of the Republican tax plan. Sure, SALT has been reduced, but this should be considered an opportunity for state and local governments to reform themselves. Of course, the more obstreperous regions refuse to accept fiscal responsibility; instead, they’re looking for alternative ways to fill their coffers. Who’ll be the scapegoats? Why the usual suspects, of course.
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are targeting the expected windfall that companies in the state would see under the federal tax overhaul with a bill that would require businesses to turn over half to the state.
A proposed Assembly Constitutional Amendment by Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, would create a tax surcharge on California companies making more than $1 million so that half of their federal tax cut would instead go to programs that benefit low-income and middle-class families.
“Trump’s tax reform plan was nothing more than a middle-class tax increase,” Ting said in a statement. “It is unconscionable to force working families to pay the price for tax breaks and loopholes benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals. This bill will help blunt the impact of the federal tax plan on everyday Californians by protecting funding for education, affordable health care, and other core priorities.”
What is unconscionable is theft through taxation. The above attitude is why businesses and Californians are leaving the “golden state” in droves. I have news for these Sacramento Marxist: You’re economic theories are a bust; have been and always will be. While red state, America prospers, California Democrats can shelter their eyes from a homeless epidemic and wade through shit filled streets.
Democrats have nothing to fear; but, the census itself. That’s right. Have you wondered why this so-called “party of the people” is hellbent on legalizing illegal aliens? Why do they risk all, including a government shutdown, over foreigners who have nothing but contempt for our laws, sovereignty and the citizens of our country?
It all boils down to congressional districts and the Electoral College. And no state fears this alignment more than California who has declared itself a sanctuary state.
Democrats are worried if questions about citizenship are added back into the Census, thousands of immigrants will be too afraid to participate, resulting in an undercount that could cost the state billions of federal funding, Politico reported.
“The state is starting to get together resources, because it does have an actual direct impact … on state revenues if we have a severe undercount,” Mitchell added.
Even worse for Dems, it could cost the state one its 53 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. That seat was already in jeopardy according to a data study conducted last month that concluded California was coming “very close” to losing a seat, regardless of immigrant participation, Politico reported.
As middle-class families continue to flee crime and crushing taxes, California’s population growth has become stagnant, according to the data study.
King Obama changed the census so as to ensure illegal aliens would participate and therefore distort the allocation of congressional districts and Electoral College votes. Basically, he rigged the system to favor the Democratic Party.
So, if you’re wondering why Democrats are fighting like hell for illegal aliens, the above should make sense for those who care.
I woke up this morning, poured a cup of coffee, took a look outside and beheld serenity. The city wasn’t clouded in smoke, fire and mayhem. Citizens weren’t running around screaming the “end times are here!” Illegal aliens weren’t hiding in the shadows fearing justice might befall them and their families. It was business as usual in flyover country.
But in Washington D.C., our self-proclaimed “overlords” are running around with their hair on fire. The country is in peril! What will happen to the American people if the government shuts down? How will the minions survive without the guiding hand of a federal bureaucrat?!
As far as I’m concerned, the country - that means American citizens outside the Beltway - need a respite from Washington D.C. If anything, the Trump administration has shown that the real menace and impediment to peace and prosperity is the Democratic Party.
Since our founding, the United States has had numerous recessions and depressions. We’ve had over two hundred years of practical experience to draw from. We no longer have to depend on economic theories to divine practical prosperity. What we do need is an American reclamation project in the federal government and institutions of higher learning.
King Obama could have learned from the failures of FDR and the Great Depression; but he didn't. He, like Roosevelt, thought his pen, phone and sizable ego could manhandle prosperity with regulations and dictates. To hell with capitalism, the Democratic Party and its cronies will demand regimentation, conformity and the country will accept malaise and a declining middle class.
I can say with confidence, President Trump accomplished more in one year than Obama did in eight. The keystone for this bridge to prosperity was a reduction in regulations and a tax code that rewards investment in businesses instead of Washington D.C.’s black holed coffers. Once again, history is the guiding hand from maliase to revival.
The Panic of 1837 ushered in America’s first great depression. The fault, of course, was government exuberance and expenditures; not the federal, but states were the main drivers of this economic calamity. States went on an infrastructure binge that was heavily financed through bonds bought primarily by foreign investors. They eventually overextended themselves which ended in defaults and outright repudiation of debts. A general distrust of markets, businesses and government entities brought about a decade of stagnation and malaise.
This depression brought about a reformation in the way states operated and raised revenue. Constitutions were amended and extreme restrictions were proscribed on borrowing and spending. These actions allowed states to pay off their debts which assuaged foreign investors.
Another factor that brought an end to America’s first depression was an infusion of wealth from the goldfields of California. I kind of liken this to the Republican tax reforms that allowed American businesses to repatriate corporate money from foreign countries at a lower tax rate. We’re already seeing the benefits from a common sense policy that puts people and businesses before Washington D.C. politicians and their teat squawking cronies. Employees are receiving bonuses and raises. Companies are expanding their workforce and are investing here at home. Once again, Americans are feeling good about themselves and their futures.
This tale of national loss and redemption has been repeated time after time, and for some reason we fail to learn from past mistakes. Here is an excerpt from Alasdair Roberts book:
In a sense, there was a parallel between the economic and non-economic aspects of the crises. The key feature of a financial panic is the sudden dissolution of trust within the business community. With the collapse of trust, the vast and delicate web of commercial transactions collapses and economic activity grinds to a halt. As the economy declines, however, the breakdown of trust becomes more general. Legislators and political executives stop trusting one another. Politicians who are bound by partisan or legislative compacts stop trusting one another. Employers and workers, landlords and tenants, neighbors of different races and ethnicities - all stop trusting one another. Even among nations, trust declines and is displaced by rancor and antagonism. An initial problem of decaying commercial trust degenerates into a broader and more difficult problem of decaying societal and inter-societal trust.
Democrats are masters at sowing division and discontent. Rancor and discord is the keystone to their success. Their success is dependent upon the size and scope of the federal government and its tentacles into our daily lives. Make no mistake, they do not consider the United States as the country. Washington D.C. and the federal government is their country. And for them to prosper, they must demagogue the American creed and citizens who believe in it. Hence, the insistence of a general amnesty for third-world invaders who subscribe to their centrist, one-party ideals.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Western Civilization is begging to die. It’s bad enough we allow third worlders to invade our countries, trample over our cultures, and raid our treasury; we’ve also allowed the lunatics to run our institutions into the ground. The following report from Breitbart on Great Britain’s healthcare system is so absurd, it’s beyond the pale:
Biological women who legally define themselves as men will not be routinely scanned for breast and cervical cancer, even if they retain these organs and remain at risk, the National Health Service (NHS) has said.
However, at the same time, biological men who regard themselves as women are being invited for cervical smear tests – even though it is impossible for them to have a cervix – an official guidebook states.
The guidelines, which will put lives at risk and encourage a physically impossible test on non-existent organs, have been introduced to avoid “triggering gender dysphoria” in the transgendered, NHS material indicates.
The Mad Hatter is running Britain’s National Health Service! We shouldn’t laugh at this. The United States is just one blue pill away from Libtardland.
How perverse is this? California’s attorney general threatened business owners if they cooperate with ICE. According to AG Xavier Beccara, California’s new state law is supreme over our nation’s immigration laws. Anyone turning in an illegal alien will be prosecuted. Here is an excerpt from the Daily Caller:
“Ignorance of the law is no excuse if you violate it,” Becerra said.
Asked if his office was prepared to prosecute companies that cooperate with ICE, the state attorney general made clear he was.
“If there are violators of California law out there, law enforcement will investigate and prosecuting authorities, could be the local prosecuting authorities or it could be the attorney general’s office, will prosecute those who violate the law.”
California is in a state of rebellion. It’s time to to invoke the 14th Amendment and take away their congressional delegations, Electoral College votes and turn Sacramento into a military district.
Washington D.C. is in love with illegal aliens. They’re so enamored with these invaders some are willing to shutdown the very government they adore. Sen. Dickie Durbin has declared his life’s ambition is to secure amnesty for these unwelcomed third-worlders and to hell with the American people.
Listen, politics ain’t beanbag. When you get into tough, complicated, contentious issues, sometimes rhetoric gets very fiery. If you don’t have a tough skin, this is not a good business to get into. I know what happened. I stand behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting. I’m focused on one thing — not that meeting — but on making sure that those who are being protected by DACA and eligible for the DREAM Act have a future in America. I am focused on that full time. [Emphasis added]
It must suck to be a citizen in the state of Illinois. It seems every elected official in the land of Lincoln has turned his back on the rule of law, national sovereignty and the birthright of Americans who are unfortunate enough to have a traitor such as Dick Durbin representing them in our nation’s capitol.
We’re all told there are only 800,000 so-called dreamers; that number is seriously low-balled. Here is an excerpt from USA Today:
The 3.6 million estimate of undocumented immigrants brought to U.S. before their 18th birthday comes from the Migration Policy Institute, a non-profit research group that promotes better understanding of immigration issues. That is roughly a third of all undocumented immigrants in the country and does not include millions of their immediate family members who are U.S. citizens.
Does anybody seriously believe there are only 11 million illegal aliens in the country? We’ve heard this same number for 30 years. The real number is probably between 20- 30 million.
What kind of people are we sending to Washington D.C. and why are they hellbent on transforming this country into a third-world shithole?
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
I know I can safely say there are times when conservatives are stupefied at how dense and illogical liberals can be and it seems to be happening on a daily basis. These people have no moorings in common sense even when it comes down to something as basic as gender. If you’re confused about your sex just check your pants. Are you packing or not? Case closed.
The same applies to healthcare. Barack Obama peddled a falsehood that the uninsured clogged up the ER and that Medicaid expansion would alleviate this costly last resort. The Oregon study refuted this assertion a number of years ago. The Washington Post finally came around to those conclusions. Here is an excerpt:
“It would be nice if giving people insurance did get them so healthy and so much access to other care that they didn’t need to go to the emergency department, but that does not seem to be the case,” said Katherine Baicker, dean of the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. “It seems clear to me that expanding insurance, in and of itself, does not contain spending. It increases spending, by giving people who had very limited access to care the ability to get their health-care needs met.”
Having insurance doesn’t lower the cost of healthcare either. We’ve been saying that for years as well. And what about preventive care? Does that save money? Apparently, not:
“It turns out, when you do the math, it’s just very tough to save money when you’re doing things to improve quality. It’s very hard to save a dollar when you spend a dollar,” said J. Michael McWilliams, a professor of health-care policy at Harvard Medical School. “Why has this become such a widespread notion — that we can sort of coordinate our way out of the cost problem? One reason is that it’s a much easier conversation to have: We can all subscribe to this notion of prevention saves money and care coordination saves money — and we don’t have to talk about regulating prices, or breaking up monopolies.”
The so-called Affordable Care Act isn’t so affordable. This law actually created monopolies which exasperated healthcare cost. But conservatives knew that. We tried to warn them. It’s unfortunate that we have to live through the dystopian world liberals have created for us. It’s about damn time these mental patients checked their pants before they drag the rest of us through their looking glass.
The census bureau has reported that California leads the nation in poverty. That’s right, you read that correctly. Libtards can’t use their whipping boy - Mississippi or some other flyover state - to point their fingers and jeer at. Their golden state has turned into a golden shithole and it’s all thanks to decades of progressive policies.
The major culprit for California’s “golden age” is their insufferable paternalism and the bureaucracies that enslave one-third of our nation’s able bodied citizens to a life of poverty. Here is an excerpt from City Journal:
Self-interest in the social-services community may be at work here. If California’s poverty rate should ever be substantially reduced by getting the typical welfare client back into the workforce, many bureaucrats could lose their jobs. As economist William A. Niskanen explained back in 1971, public agencies seek to maximize their budgets, through which they acquire increased power, status, comfort, and job security. In order to keep growing its budget, and hence its power, a welfare bureaucracy has an incentive to expand its “customer” base—to ensure that the welfare rolls remain full and, ideally, growing. With 883,000 full-time-equivalent state and local employees in 2014, according to Governing, California has an enormous bureaucracy—a unionized, public-sector workforce that exercises tremendous power through voting and lobbying. Many work in social services.
Here is a video emphasizing just how dire the homeless situation is in California. It is shocking.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Sanctuary cities and the politicians who run them have to be dealt with and dealt with harshly. These people do not value citizenship, the rule of law or national security. How is it that these so-called public servants refuse to recognize the simple fact that mass migrations of third-worlders are a threat to our country. It is simply astonishing.
The Department of Homeland Security is trying to figure a way to force these liberal morons into compliance with our immigration laws. The only way to do that is to throw these scoundrels in jail. Here is an excerpt from the Washington Times:
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.
“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.
We also need to take away their congressional delegations and Electoral College votes. If need be, we should declare these areas in a state of rebellion and turn these municipalities into military districts. These progressives have no right to balkanize this country and deny us and future generations of their birthright.