National News – Brookings Harbor Tea Party http://www.brookingstea.com helping to change the direction of our country Sat, 28 May 2016 16:18:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.2 Democrats Change the Social Security Program http://www.brookingstea.com/2016/05/28/democrats-change-the-social-security-program/ http://www.brookingstea.com/2016/05/28/democrats-change-the-social-security-program/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 16:18:59 +0000 http://www.brookingstea.com/?p=3171  

A History Lesson on Your Social Security Card  

…. Dick Kantenberger on Examiner.com ….

Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn’t know this. It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it.  Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.


Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes
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Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the
message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.


An old Social Security card with the “NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION” message.

Our Social Security

Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

1.) That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary,

No longer Voluntary
2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual
Incomes into the Program
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Now 7.65% on the first $90,000
3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year,

No longer tax deductible
4.) That the money the participants put into the independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and, 

Under Johnson the money was moved to The General Fund and Spent
5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income. 

Under Clinton & Gore up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month — and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘put away’ — you may be interested in the following:

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Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?

A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically controlled House and Senate.

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Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding? 

A: The Democratic Party.

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Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities? 

A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the ‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the  US

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Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants? 

AND MY FAVORITE:

A: That’s right!  

Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it! 

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Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve. But it’s worth a try.

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Government versus Private Sector Services http://www.brookingstea.com/2016/05/28/government-versus-private-sector-services/ http://www.brookingstea.com/2016/05/28/government-versus-private-sector-services/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 16:12:02 +0000 http://www.brookingstea.com/?p=3169 Private Is Better

…. Townhall Magazine – May 25, 2016 —  John Stossel ….

Our next president will almost certainly be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. But I take heart knowing that America’s founders imposed checks and balances, so there will be limits on what bad things the next president can do.

Most of what government does is expensive and useless, no matter who is president. Or governor. Or mayor. Politicians say there are so many things only government should do — explore outer space, provide airport security, supply utilities, etc. But even those things work better when the private sector does them.

NASA put rockets into space. But the private company SpaceX found a way to bring those same rockets safely back to earth. SpaceX now puts satellites in orbit for much less than NASA thought possible.

Private, competitive enterprises routinely find ways to do things more efficiently than lazy bureaucracies. After all, government can keep screwing up forever and just tax you more. But private companies must make a profit or die.

“Everybody loves the space program,” says Lori Garver on my TV show this week. Garver was President Obama’s former No. 2 at NASA, but now she admits, “It’s a government bureaucracy. Their incentives are not to do things more efficiently.”

Obama actually tried to privatize more of it. “NASA uses test stands that cost $300 million to refurbish, says Garver. “When I went to (Amazon’s) Jeff Bezos’s facility, Blue Origins, they were building the same quality test stand for $30 million. …That is crazy.”

Airport security also works better when government doesn’t run it. After 9/11, politicians wanted to show they were making airport security tougher. Republicans at least vowed that TSA workers would not be unionized. But a few years later, Democrats won, and TSA became unionized. Now, lines are veery long, and the union whines that it needs more resources. That would be more money wasted.

Fortunately, Congress allows airports to beg for the right to opt out of the government-run system. Security lines move faster at airports that have. At San Francisco International Airport, the largest to privatize, travelers even told us the screeners were nicer.  They’re also better at finding stuff. The TSA tested them and found them twice as good at finding contraband as TSA screeners.

Private companies try harder. San Francisco’s company has screeners practice racing to find mock contraband. The fastest wins $2,000.

More airports are asking the Department of Homeland Security to allow them to use private screeners. DHS stalls, because governments rarely relinquish power voluntarily.

In quiet ways, privatization keeps improving our lives. A thousand American cities have now switched from government-run to private water systems.

When the government-run system in Flint, Michigan, poisoned people, pundits made it sound like cold-hearted Republican politicians created the problem. But government at all levels, both parties, failed in Flint.

Government water departments routinely neglect basic maintenance. In Jersey City, New Jersey, they let the pipes rust. The water didn’t taste good, failed government’s own tests — and kept getting more expensive. City workers said there wasn’t anything they could do. “It can’t be done” is an answer heard in bureaucracies everywhere. So the mayor put the water contract out for bid. A for-profit company won. Within months, the private company fixed pipes the government couldn’t fix.

But the private company hired the same government workers. I asked some: Are you working harder now? “Yes. You’re always on the go,” one said. “Were you goofing off before?” I asked. “Sitting around?” “Well, occasionally, yes,” one worker admitted. “What if the private company screws up?” I asked the man who privatized the system back when he was mayor, Bret Schundler. “They’re fired. They’re toast. If they blow it, we’re going to give the contract to somebody else,” said Schundler. “There’s nothing like the prospect of a hanging to concentrate the mind.”

Right. Private companies must do better because they get fired if they don’t. Government never fires itself.

Most of what makes our lives better — flush toilets, air-conditioning, Google, Facebook, cellphones, pacemakers, vegetables in winter, etc. — comes from the private sector.

There’s nothing stopping people everywhere from enjoying improvements like the ones in Jersey City, in San Francisco’s airport and at SpaceX — nothing except government bureaucracy and our outdated belief that many jobs just belong in government’s clumsy hands.

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If You Want Tea Party Support, Do This… http://www.brookingstea.com/2016/05/14/if-you-want-tea-party-support-do-this/ Sat, 14 May 2016 19:04:15 +0000 http://www.brookingstea.com/?p=3164 Trump and the Tea Party

… American Thinker – May 6, 2016 by James Mullin …

As apprehensive as I am about Donald Trump, I would never put myself in the Never Trump camp. To do so would be to totally neutralize the power that I and millions of other Tea Party members are now handed. To Mr. Trump I toss out one simple thought – try and win without the Tea Party/Conservative vote in November. If you are having any difficulty on this subject please email or phone Mr. Mitt Romney. The Tea Party/Conservative members are the very fulcrum of this election. If we sit home, it’s President Hillary, and The Donald is back to doing retakes on The Apprentice and staying out of bankruptcy court.

So I’d like to borrow Mr. Trump’s advice on deal making and call on all Tea Party Conservatives to require just three things of Mr. Trump before we decide to enter the voting booth this November.

First, we’d like a true conservative as your vice president. You two do not need to get along, that’s really fine with us.  Second, we’d like to have it written in stone, who the names of your first two Supreme Court appointees will be. Third, we want to see – in writing – your tax plan for your first year in office (the one you will submit to Congress), with it being abundantly clear to us: a) how you will simplify the tax code; and b) how you will reduce the deficit.

Now you could try to run to the middle as a moderate (i.e. nothing) appealing to both party blocs, but again, I’d refer you here to Mr. Romney on that score.  You’ve made exceptional mileage to date running on whipping up emotion with little substance. And you’ll get that vote if you merely so continue — and lose 54% to 46% in November — even to Crooked Hillary. We were just fine with staying home in 1976, even though it gave us Jimmy Carter – and biding our time as the rubber band was stretched ever tighter by the Liberal Left.

We have no track record of you in office, Mr. Trump. You would never give a loan to an applicant with no financial history, would you?  Well, we can’t give you the White House with no political history – or actually a political history of sorts that gives us agita.  So, Mr. Trump, if you want things to turn out like 1980, rather than 2008 or 2012, please deliver on the above.

 

 

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Harry Truman: Dig Him Up and Clone Him http://www.brookingstea.com/2016/05/14/harry-truman-dig-him-up-and-clone-him/ Sat, 14 May 2016 19:00:42 +0000 http://www.brookingstea.com/?p=3162 My, how have times have changed…

This story is one that you want your children and grandchildren to read. They won’t believe this happened, but it did! This seems unreal by standards today.

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House. The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’ and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year. After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them. When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.” Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.”

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food. Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!”   I say dig him up and clone him!

 

 

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Voters in most states must have a valid ID http://www.brookingstea.com/2016/04/30/voters-in-most-states-must-have-a-valid-id/ Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:39:24 +0000 http://www.brookingstea.com/?p=3156 Supreme Court Won’t Shelve Texas Voter ID Law

…. Western Journalism – April 29, 2016 ….

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request from opponents of Texas’ voter identification law to scrap the measure even before an appeals court has ruled on the law.

Latino advocacy groups and Democratic lawmakers have said the law is discriminatory and filed a lawsuit to block it. So far, the law has remained in effect as the legal wrangling continues. The law’s opponents asked the Supreme Court to scrap the law during that process, but the court so far has refused.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case next month. The Supreme Court indicated that it might consider revisiting the request to suspend the law depending on the progress of that case.

The Texas law requires voters to provide certain government-issued photo identification. Opponents of the law say that more than 600,000 eligible voters don’t have the required ID, and that those voters contain a disproportionate share of black and Hispanic Texans. State officials, however, contend there have been no problems with large numbers of voters being turned away for lack of the required ID.

Back in 2011, the law was shot down by a federal appeals court on the grounds that it violated the federal Voting Rights Act. However, since that time a Supreme Court ruling limited the use of that law in trying to block state voting rules.

About 30 states have adopted some form of voter identification requirements. A 2008 Supreme Court decision in support of an Indiana law indicated that the standard for judging voter ID laws would be the specific provisions of each state’s statute and the impact of any state’s law on voter participation.

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Not a US Citizen? No problem. You can vote in California. http://www.brookingstea.com/2016/04/30/not-a-us-citizen-no-problem-you-can-vote-in-california/ Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:33:55 +0000 http://www.brookingstea.com/?p=3154 California Allows Non-Citizens to Vote, Which is Illegal, So Every California Vote should be Disqualified

By Tony Elliott

…. Eagle Rising – March 13, 2016 ….

The official number of illegal aliens in the state of California is nearly 3 million. We can estimate the number to be more than double this amount in reality.

Over half of all drivers license issued in California were given to individuals who are here illegally and the state automatically registers those with a driver’s license to vote.

In 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed a bill giving full voting rights to illegal aliens. This gives them the right to vote in all elections from a local level to national elections, including that of choosing who will become President.

The biggest problem with this is it is against Federal law for non-citizens to vote in any national election. This in itself negates the votes made by illegal aliens in California and any other state which allows them to vote.

According to the law in California, which gives Illegal aliens the right to vote along with the Federal law that prohibits them from participating in national elections, we must conclude that all votes cast in California for President of the United States be considered null and void. What this means is the state of California’s votes, both in the upcoming primaries and the general election, have to be disqualified.

In all fairness to the candidates running for president, and abiding by Federal law, the Federal government simply must prohibit California votes from counting until which time the state can prove that no illegal alien vote was cast in national elections.

The state has the right to permit them to vote in local and state elections if they choose, but not in national elections.

Since the sheer number of illegal aliens voting in California is astounding and is more than likely double that of legal citizens voting, the tally from the primaries must be held up and no delegates awarded.

What we have here in disqualifying California from national elections is, aside from it being against Federal law to allow non citizens to vote, would be keeping people who have no right to be here in the first place from influencing the outcome of elections nationally. The simple fact that they are here in this country illegally supersedes them from having any rights as legal citizens in making decisions as to who runs our country.

No country in the world allows individuals who are non citizens to vote in any election.

It is time the US abides by the constitutional laws of the land or become a nation of chaos where we pick and choose what laws we will obey and disregard the ones we happen not to agree with.

The moral issue is we must stand as a nation of values based on what makes us unique to the rest of the world and refuse to degrade our country to the substandard level socialist politicians wish to sink us to.

If the law is adhered to, the California votes must be ignored.

 

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The Washington Establishment has Failed Us. http://www.brookingstea.com/2016/04/16/the-d-c-establishment-has-failed-us-period/ Sat, 16 Apr 2016 23:28:54 +0000 http://www.brookingstea.com/?p=3146 The Establishment birthed Trump!

David Limbaugh  [Publication date not known.]

 

Much of the establishment’s criticism of Donald Trump comes from its failure to comprehend the reasons for his soaring popularity.  Establishment types seem untroubled by the problems facing America, so they can’t understand the urgency that fathered Trump’s rise.  Minor adjustments to the Hindenburg’s dining room menu just aren’t going to get it.

Their overwrought analysis, their hand-wringing and their contemptuousness for Trump betray a disdain not only for Trump but for Americans who recognize the gravity of America’s predicament — and who, in desperation, have turned to Trump for bold action.

It’s hard to overstate Americans’ concern for the state of the nation.  Horrified by President Obama’s Sherman-esque march through America, they are tired of hearing that nothing can be done.  They are through with empty promises from establishment politicians.

People are tired of Obama’s pitting blacks against whites, women against men, gays against heterosexuals, rich against poor, non-taxpayers against taxpayers, citizens against cops and his Muslims against Christians.  They can no longer stomach Obama’s apologizing for America and excusing terrorists while rushing to attack Christians at every turn.

People are sick of being called racists for things that happened in this country before they were born or before they could vote, for opposing Obama’s destructive agenda, or for simply being Republicans.  They abhor the war on cops orchestrated by racial hucksters and pandering politicians.  They are incredulous that any president would deliberately engineer America’s decline and degrade our military.  They are tired of the nation’s chief executive officer’s flouting laws and thwarting the people’s will.

Americans are sick of Obama’s trashing America’s founding, assaulting capitalism, and bellowing about man-made global warming as a pretense to impose more liberty-smothering regulations.  They are nauseated by politicians who are more interested in bipartisanship with scofflaws than with saving the nation.

People are mortified by the nation’s fiscal instability, its unbridled national debt, its spiraling entitlements and Washington’s refusal to address them.  They are sick of the fraudulent spending “cuts.”  They have had their fill of the lies, especially about Obamacare, whose costs dwarf Obama’s promised projections and are getting worse by the day.  They’ve reached their limit with this administration’s rewarding unemployment and laziness while punishing work, its honoring socialism and demonizing capitalism.

People are sick of politically correct bullies.  They are exhausted by lectures about not paying their fair share when half the income earners don’t pay income taxes.  They are fed up with lies about decreasing unemployment rates when tens of millions have dropped out of the workforce.

Every other week, we face a new existential threat to the nation — threats perpetrated or enabled by Obama and the Washington establishment.  But the establishment meets these perils with barely disguised indifference.  Islamic terrorism is overrunning the Middle East and has reached our mainland, and Obama doesn’t dare whisper its name.  Obama refuses to enforce the borders; he orders his administration not to enforce immigration laws; he lawlessly grants amnesty to millions of immigrants who are here illegally; and he and his party set up sanctuary cities that harbor criminal immigrants.

Last year, we faced an invasion from Central America; now, in the name of compassion, we are inviting in Syrian refugees — some 72 percent of whom are, curiously, men.  Are we afraid to wonder aloud whether those who sidestep the legal immigration process will embrace the American idea?  Whether they will end up on the welfare rolls?

With Congress’ help, Obama bypassed the Constitution’s treaty clause and entered into a reckless, non-verifiable nuke deal with Iran and will give the Iranians a $150 billion signing bonus to fund terrorism and build ballistic missiles.

So where does that leave us?

People have heard one too many times that the Republican Party, if it regains control, will turn things around.  Republicans have been so timid in opposing Obama’s agenda that many have quit believing they’ll reverse this madness if they acquire full control.

Along comes Trump, who gives voice to these legitimate grievances instead of calling people racist, selfish or hysterical.  He emphasizes the urgency of these problems, and he denounces the status quo, the establishment, Washington inertia and political correctness without an ounce of apology.  People are dehydrated, and he’s their Gatorade®.

Whether Trump could or would deliver on his promises is one thing, but the establishment’s arrogant failure to acknowledge, let alone decry the horror of, the status quo is his lifeblood.  If Trump is a monster, the establishment is Dr. Frankenstein, so please spare us the lectures.

I happen to prefer other candidates, and certain things about Trump make me nervous; but I appreciate that he is shaking things up, and I refuse to belittle Trump’s supporters for believing he would be more effective than many of his establishment rivals.  Our forefathers’ precious gift of liberty to us is not self-sustaining, and if we don’t quit kicking it to the curb, it will leave us, never to return.

 

 

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The Washington Establishment Going Wild http://www.brookingstea.com/2016/04/02/the-washington-establishment-going-wild/ Sat, 02 Apr 2016 22:32:54 +0000 http://www.brookingstea.com/?p=3138 Why Washington’s Political Class Is Losing Control

…. Senator David Perdue – World Net Daily — March 3, 2016 ….

The Washington political establishment has hit the panic button. Not because they are afraid of any one individual or candidate, but because they are afraid of losing their own political power.

This town is filled with well-intentioned people who believe they are doing the right thing, but far too many have lost their way after years in Washington. Politicians pay more attention to special interests groups and powerful lobbyists writing checks to their next campaigns than listening to the people back home who sent them here in the first place.

This dangerous power vacuum has fueled frustration and created an entirely new breed of disenfranchised voters who are fed up with the status quo. These are real people, their anger is palpable, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

A recent survey of likely Republican primary voters showed that 86 percent believe that “people like me don’t have any say about what the government does.” Another recent exit poll in my home state of Georgia showed that six in ten Republicans felt “betrayed” by their political party.

This sentiment is something I heard countless times during my campaign for the United States Senate just over a short year ago. It is what pulled me to get involved personally to try and make a difference. But this is not just happening in Georgia. People across America are angry, frustrated, and scared because they feel as though Washington is not listening to them.

A growing number of Americans are more motivated by this feeling of frustration than any individual political ideology. The rise of career politicians has completely shifted the political paradigm from just liberal versus conservative. There is now a disconnect between the Washington political class and everybody else—the insiders versus the outsiders.

When most Americans look at the federal government, all they see is years of failed policies that have made life harder for them and their families, and a political class that is well connected and uninterested in giving them a say in how to right the ship.

People are still hurting, and they are weary of Washington’s penchant for business as usual. Georgians sent me—someone who had never run for elected office—to the United States Senate to try and do something about it and change the system. In state after state this year, voters have voiced support for presidential candidates who are not part of the political class.

This is a growing movement, and it is bigger than any one candidate or election victory. Unless the political establishment is willing to learn from the anger felt by millions of Americans who feel left behind, this will not end in November.

True to form, though, political elites prefer tearing down individuals to understanding what created this movement. This movement of Americans wants nothing to do with Washington, and neither endorsements nor criticisms are going to change that.

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The Establishment versus Trump http://www.brookingstea.com/2016/04/02/the-establishment-versus-trump/ Sat, 02 Apr 2016 22:28:08 +0000 http://www.brookingstea.com/?p=3136 What I See Happening in a Trump Presidency

…. By Bill Bennett ….

They will kill him before they let him be president.  It could be a Republican or a Democrat that instigates the shutting up of Trump.

Don’t be surprised if Trump has an accident.  Some people are getting very nervous:  Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few.

It’s about the unholy dynamics between big government, big business, and big media.  They all benefit by the billions of dollars from this partnership, and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another. It’s one for all and all for one.  It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich, everyone except the American people.  We get ripped off.  We’re the patsies.  But for once, the powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared.  The over-the-top reaction to Trump by politicians of both parties, the media, and the biggest corporations of America has been so swift and insanely angry that it suggests they are all threatened and frightened.

Donald Trump can self-fund.  No matter how much they say to the contrary, the media, business, and political elite understand that Trump is no joke.  He could actually win and upset their nice cozy apple cart.

It’s no coincidence that everyone has gotten together to destroy The Donald.  It’s because most of the other politicians are part of the good old boys club.  They talk big, but they won’t change a thing.  They are all beholden to big-money donors.  They are all owned by lobbyists, unions, lawyers, gigantic environmental organizations, and multinational corporations – like Big Pharmacy or Big Oil.  Or they are owned lock, stock, and barrel by foreigners like George Soros owns Obama or foreign governments own Hillary and their Clinton Foundation donations.

These run-of-the-mill establishment politicians are all puppets owned by big money.  But there’s one man who isn’t beholden to anyone.  There’s one man who doesn’t need foreigners, or foreign governments, or George Soros, or the United Auto Workers, or the teacher’s union, or the Service Employees International Union, or the Bar Association to fund his campaign.

Billionaire tycoon and maverick Donald Trump doesn’t need anyone’s help.  That means he doesn’t care what the media says.  He doesn’t care what the corporate elites think.  That makes him very dangerous to the entrenched interests.  That makes Trump a huge threat to those people.  Trump can ruin everything for the bribed politicians and their spoiled slave masters.

Don’t you ever wonder why the GOP has never tried to impeach Obama?  Don’t you wonder why John Boehner and Mitch McConnell talk a big game, but never actually try to stop Obama?  Don’t you wonder why Congress holds the purse strings, yet has never tried to de-fund Obamacare or Obama’s clearly illegal executive action on amnesty for illegal aliens?  Bizarre, right?  It defies logic, right?

First, I’d guess many key Republicans are being bribed.  Secondly, I believe many key Republicans are being blackmailed.  Whether they are having affairs, or secretly gay, or stealing taxpayer money, the National Security Agency knows everything.

Ask former House Speaker Dennis Hastert about that.  The government even knew he was withdrawing large sums of his own money from his own bank account.  The NSA, the SEC, the IRS, and all the other three-letter government agencies are watching every Republican political leader.  They surveil everything.  Thirdly, many Republicans are petrified of being called racists, so they are scared to ever criticize Obama or call out his crimes, let alone demand his impeachment.  Fourth , why rock the boat?  After defeat or retirement, if you’re a good old boy, you’ve got a $5 million-per-year lobbying job waiting.  The big-money interests have the system gamed.  Win or lose, they win.

But Trump doesn’t play by any of these rules.  Trump breaks up this nice, cozy relationship between big government, big media, and big business.  All the rules are out the window if Trump wins the Presidency.  The other politicians will protect Obama and his aides but not Trump.  Remember:  Trump is the guy who publicly questioned Obama’s birth certificate.  He questioned Obama’s college records and how a mediocre student got into an Ivy League university.  Now, he’s doing something no Republican has the chutzpah to do.  He’s questioning our relationship with Mexico; he’s questioning why the border is wide open; he’s questioning why no wall has been built across the border; he’s questioning if allowing millions of illegal aliens into America is in our best interests; he’s questioning why so many illegal aliens commit violent crimes, yet are not deported; and he’s questioning why our trade deals with Mexico, Russia and China are so bad.

Trump has the audacity to ask out loud why American workers always get the short end of the stick.  Good question!  I’m certain Trump will question what happened to the almost billion dollars given in a rigged no-bid contract to college friends of Michelle Obama at foreign companies to build the defective Obamacare website.  By the way, that tab is now up to $5 billion.  Trump will ask if Obamacare’s architects can be charged with fraud for selling it by lying.  Trump will investigate Obama’s widespread IRS conspiracy, not to mention Obama’s college records.  Trump will prosecute Clinton and Obama for fraud committed to cover up Benghazi before the election.  How about the fraud committed by employees of the Labor Department when they made up dramatic job numbers in the last jobs report before the 2012 election?

Obama, the multinational corporations and the media need to stop Trump.  They recognize this could get out of control.  If left unchecked, telling the raw truth and asking questions everyone else is afraid to ask, Trump could wake a sleeping giant.  Trump’s election would be a nightmare.  Obama has committed many crimes.  No one else but Trump would dare to prosecute.  He will not hesitate.  Once Trump gets in and gets a look at the cooked books and Obama’s records, the game is over.  The goose is cooked.  Holder could wind up in prison.  Jarrett could wind up in prison.  Obama bundler Corzine could wind up in prison for losing $1.5 billion of customer money.  Clinton could wind up in jail for deleting 32,000 emails or for accepting bribes from foreign governments while Secretary of State, or for misplacing $6 billion as the head of the State Department, or for lying about Benghazi.  The entire upper level management of the IRS could wind up in prison.

Obamacare will be de-funded and dismantled.  Obama himself could wind up ruined, his legacy in tatters.  Trump will investigate.  Trump will prosecute.  Trump will go after everyone involved.  That’s why the dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump.

Yes, it’s become open season on Donald Trump.  The left and the right are determined to attack his policies, harm his businesses, and, if possible, even keep him out of the coming debates.  But they can’t silence him.  And they sure can’t intimidate him.  The more they try, the more the public will realize that he’s the one telling the truth”.

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President Truman: Dig Him Up and Clone Him! http://www.brookingstea.com/2016/03/19/dig-him-up-and-clone-him/ Sat, 19 Mar 2016 22:19:40 +0000 http://www.brookingstea.com/?p=3129 Part of President Truman’s Legacy

…. President Harry Truman’s legacy has been reported in many places.  This one is from a recent article in World Net Daily. ….

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 42 presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House. The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’ and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them. When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.” Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.”

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food. Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, “My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference!”   I say dig him up and clone him!

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