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Deep State Defeats the People, McCabe, The Wall
Democrats and RINOS pulled the wool over the president and the nation with a last-minute BS budget that inserted several “bullets” that were hard to dodge but avoided a shutdown and had Speaker Pelosi smirking before cameras.
The bill provides lots of candy for illegals and not much for the American people but who really cares so long as it provides illegal votes for the Democrats and fresh meat…I mean cheap workers for the industries that support Democrats. Perhaps that beats having to pay those Chinese workers assembling I-Phones a few bucks a day for Apple so Americans can shell out a $1,000 for a phone and Apple can continue supporting Democratic war chests!
After all, the Democrats have become the party of the rich, especially Silicon Valley…those limousine liberals must stick together. Of course, what will they do with those gas guzzlers once the socialist greens finalize the take-over of their party? Perhaps Silicon Valley will invent the electric limo by then.
President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the southern border demonstrates how much power Congress has given away, how much extraordinary power presidents have amassed. I look at the so-called “Patriot Act” as an example of what Pres. George Bush enacted with the collusion of Congress and how it robbed America of its rights, especially the 4th Amendment which virtually eliminated all privacy in this nation…few in Congress defended those rights!
Trump invoked both coequal branches Friday, citing the National Emergencies Act passed by Congress in 1976 in support of spending more money on a wall than Congress chose to provide. At the same time, he predicted that the question of his power to do so will inevitably rest with the Supreme Court.
A historic decision, then, may be approaching. Despite at least 58 emergency declarations since 1976, the high court has yet to confront the issues raised by them and the laws authorizing them.
Wherever the court lands it will make history: If it strikes down Trump’s action or upholds it, the justices will redefine presidential power; if it refuses to consider the merits of the challenges, deciding instead that it is a “political question,” the court could foreclose challenges against future presidents who go even further.
The long-term importance of this case deeply worries some, even me.
“Frustrated with Washington, President Trump believes he has no choice but to take this action today,” Kay Coles James, president of the Heritage Foundation, said in a statement Friday. “While it is strictly constitutional . . . this creates a dangerous precedent for future administrations.”
Much of the land he would need to build the wall is in private hands, and “the president can’t take private property to build something” without the permission of Congress, said Robert Turner, a conservative lawyer and member of the Federalist Society. The president, he believes, is on shaky legal ground.
I’m unsure if eminent domain would apply in this situation.
“My sense is this is going to be a hard fight for the president,” he said. “I can’t say I’m certain he’s going to lose. But it would surprise me if he wins.”
Personally, I feel President Trump should explore other methods including cutting off welfare dollars to who provide such to illegals, imposing strict health examinations for those entering our nation to stop disease, etc.
Why our border needs a wall:
“Coordinated smuggling of large numbers of Central Americans is taking place daily here in Yuma Sector,” Yuma Sector Chief Patrol Agent Anthony Porvaznik said in a written statement. “They show flagrant disregard for the laws of our country and are exploiting our need for improved border wall infrastructure.”
HEAVILY ARMED INDIVIDUALS CAUGHT ON CAMERA ENTERING COUNTRY ILLEGALLY THROUGH AZ RANCH
Traitors Who Should be in Jail
Instead of writing and profiting from books, former disgraced FBI [many might say traitors] James Comey and Andrew McCabe should be wearing handcuffs for their attempted coup.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told CBS News' "60 Minutes" that he ordered obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigations into President Donald Trump after a conversation with him immediately after he fired James Comey as FBI director.
McCabe, who was ousted from the bureau after becoming acting director last March following Comey's firing in May 2017, told CBS's Scott Pelley that he was concerned Trump would try to make the overall investigation into Russian election meddling go away.
"I was speaking to the man who had just run for the presidency and won the election for the presidency, and who might have done so with the aid of the government of Russia, our most formidable adversary on the world stage," McCabe said. "And that was something that troubled me greatly.
The Justice Department disputed McCabe's assertions in the interview, calling his recollections "inaccurate and factually incorrect."
"The Deputy Attorney General never authorized any recording that Mr. McCabe references," the department's statement said. "As the Deputy Attorney General previously has stated, based on his personal dealings with the President, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment, nor was the DAG in a position to consider invoking the 25th Amendment."
The 25th Amendment was created in 1965 [stemming from Woodrow Wilson’s illness when his wife reputedly ran the government]*. So to use this as a pretext to undermine Trump’s new presidency was a crock of crap launched by the Deep State as a coup and this man belongs in jail in my opinion…indeed, he whined about being fired, asking that his termination be held off until his pension would kick in.
I truly thought McCabe and his wife were already facing criminal proceedings-how this was overlooked shocks me…just as it does that Comey has managed to bypass any legal repercussions for his divulging confidential material to the media while holding down his job, a clear violation of his duties and an offense he should have been arrested for.
Watch his interview on 60 Minutes Sunday evening.
Here’s my idea for a new bill
Since term limits never seems to gain any traction perhaps we should entertain the idea of zero pay for elected officials after their third term in office…give them their office, expenses, health insurance while in office and a living allowance only=much like our Founding Fathers and see how many decide to remain in office.
* In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President ...
This provision is ambiguous as to whether, in the enumerated circumstances, the vice president becomes the president, or merely assumes the "powers and duties" of the presidency. It also fails to define what constitutes inability, or how questions concerning inability are to be resolved. The Twenty-fifth Amendment addresses these deficiencies. [Wickipedia]
California’s new governor made two announcements this week: Its high-speed rail system is broke, being halted after spending billions and taxpayers are once again left holding the bag on another huge flop. Within the same breath nearly, he then announced his government did however, have enough cash to launch a lawsuit against the Trump Administration if he should decided to declare a State of Emergency and forge ahead with emergency dollars to build a wall on the southern border in CA. So many of these flatworms must be drinking the same Kool-aid, wasting our time and tax dollars. It’s a never-ending story of stupidity.
More than 44% of Americans pay no federal income tax
Yours for a more secure future,
Bruce ‘the Poor Man!’
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New Youtube channel called Bear Independent. This channel is interesting because it's run by people who don't prep as a hobby but actually live an off-grid lifestyle--and love it!
In this video, Bear tells new preppers exactly what they should do. This list is amazing because it perfectly outlines everything there is to preparing for the end of the world. Obviously, each list item is incredibly complicated when you get into it, but this is a great overview worth checking out...
Free: Economics in One Lesson - Something the ‘new’ Democrats should read!
Employers need to hire more people than ever (Thomas R.)
Job openings have outpaced hiring since December of 2017, which shows that employers are having a difficult time finding enough workers to fill all the positions they have available. There have been more open jobs than unemployed people since March 2018.
A record 7 million Americans have stopped paying their car loans, and even economists are surprised (Mark U.)
People often prioritize car loans because many need to drive to get to work and earn a paycheck, The Washington Post's Heather Long reported. The fact that a record number of Americans aren't making those payments is "usually a sign of significant duress among low-income and working-class Americans," Long wrote.
The most direct way of discussing 4GW is to say that it describes any war between a state actor and a non-state actor. This is also known as asymmetrical warfare, but it’s not the only difference between 4GW and other, earlier forms of conflict. Asymmetrical warfare does, to be sure, blur the lines between combatants and civilians. This is in part what made the Bush-era “war on terror” so difficult and complicated: The war was against a set of ideas rather than a nation or even an extra-national army.
The Federal Reserve is supposed to maintain the value of the currency and encourage full employment. They proclaim their importance while they extract wealth from savings and transfer that wealth to the financial and political elite. Lobbyists and congresspersons are supported by the Fed, so the Fed is protected.
How to Survive the War on the Middle Class
14 of the best reports I’ve assembled on protecting your freedom-Download link.
Social Chaos Survival Guide: Savvy Precautions To Make You Self-Reliant
The 75 most populous cities’ total unfunded debt is approximately $330 billion. Most of this debt comes from unfunded retiree benefit promises, such as retiree healthcare debt and pensions. Unfortunately, one of the ways the cities help make their budgets look balanced is by shortchanging public pension funds.
Gold’s move come as the Federal Reserve is expected to strike a dovish tone in its monetary policy statement and in central bank chair Jerome Powell’s ensuing press conference. Central bank officials, including Powell, have been hesitant to signal further tightening in monetary policy following its December hike. In two events at the start of the year Powell said that because of low inflation pressures, the Federal Reserve can be “patient” on interest rate hikes. According to media reports, the central bank could also signal a slowdown in its balance-sheet reduction program, which Powell has previously described as on auto-pilot.
When asked what his current top commodity pick is, Global Head of Commodities Research in the Global Investment Research Division at Goldman Sachs Jeffrey Currie doesn't hesitate: "Long gold."
Many workers assume that Social Security will suffice in retirement because their living expenses will go down once they stop working. The reality, however, is that things like housing and transportation tend to only drop modestly, if at all, during retirement. The reason? While many seniors enter retirement with their mortgages already paid off, as homes age, they tend to require more repairs and maintenance, the cost of which can be enough to offset an absent mortgage payment. The same holds true for owning a car -- though retirees don't have commuting costs to contend with, they still have to worry about insurance and auto maintenance, which can be far more expensive than filling up a vehicle's tank twice a week.
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