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Discussion in 'Politics Forum (Local/National/World)' started by Irons, Dec 6, 2016.



  1. Scorpio

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    agreed, read Irons article about what we are facing on that border
     
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    I thought I'd read somewhere that Mexico is building their own wall on their Southern border, and that we sent 'em $75million in supplies to help them do it.
    If that's true, doesn't it make them a bit of a hypocrite to not want us to have a wall, too?


    That said, I have to question just how much a wall will actually help, because most illegals have simply over stayed their visa. A wall won't do anything to stop those people. That'll take a lot of work to actually track down all of them.....but I suppose ya gotta start somewhere.
     
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    A wall helps in many different ways. It will slow down drug trafficking, make it more difficult for Islamists to enter, stop the huge sums of money and criminals from leaving the US......walls basically stop trafficking from entering AND leaving....not much is ever said about the " leaving" part. The immigration concern is just one small part of a wall.
     
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    The National Guard is fine for natural disasters, but a joke should Mexico's narco infested military ( and police) start a campaign of trouble on the border. We need to Immediately station DOD full time Army and Marines along the border to send a message. Nobama deactivated our last and only Armored Guard unit years ago and they were reassigned to " light infantry",( 36th I think). I always wondered why Nobama would remove tanks from our southern border....time to get some armored infantry units back on the border.
     
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    My original proposal 917 was to immediately deploy Nat Guard. Then bring our boyz home from overseas, and station them on the border permanently. Then they can play war games and drive the cool trucks and all that jazz. Using their drones and night vision toys to seek and DESTROY any and anyone attempting to pierce the border.
     
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    And pull the A-10's out of mothballs. I saw maybe 40 or 50 A-10's,while flying into Tuscon. Air National Guard maybe.
     
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    A-10's are perfect for that mission
     
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    I don't see Trump backing down. The first time he's loses one of these skirmishes, the rest of the adversaries will try testing him

    Piñata needs to be crushed

    I'd like to see Trump tell him he's got a week to come up with the cash or we're legalizing drugs in the US
     
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    Andrew Napolitano: Trump has committed the most revolutionary act I've seen in 45 years
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    By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

    Published January 26, 2017

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    Within four hours of becoming president of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to limit immediately the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) in ways that are revolutionary.

    With the stroke of a pen, the president assaulted the heart of the law that was the domestic centerpiece of his predecessor’s administration. How did this happen? How can a U.S. president, who took an oath to enforce the laws faithfully, gut one of them merely because he disagrees with it?

    Here is the back story.

    When ObamaCare went through Congress in 2010, all Democrats in Congress supported it and all congressional Republicans were opposed. The crux of their disagreement was the law’s command that everyone in the United States obtain and maintain health insurance -- a command that has come to be known as “the individual mandate.”

    Republicans argued that Congress was without the authority to compel people to enter the marketplace by purchasing a product -- that such decisions should be freely made by individuals and that that freedom was protected from governmental interference by the Constitution. Democrats argued that the commerce clause of the Constitution, which permits Congress to regulate commerce among the states, also permits it to compel commercial activity on the part of individuals who make up a highly regulated component of interstate commerce.

    To ensure compliance with the individual mandate, the law provided that the IRS would collect the fair market value of a bare-bones insurance policy from those who did not obtain and maintain one. The government would then take that money and purchase a health insurance policy for that individual who rejected the law’s command.

    Though Congress did not call it a tax and the government’s lawyers uniformly and consistently denied in all courts where it was challenged that it was a tax and President Barack Obama rejected the idea that it was a tax and even the lawyers for the challengers denied it was a tax, a 5-4 majority in the Supreme Court characterized the money collected by the IRS from noncompliant individuals as a tax.

    This is profoundly significant for constitutional purposes because though Congress cannot regulate anything it wants, Congress can tax anything it wants, as long as the tax falls equally on those in the class of people who are paying it. This unheard-of characterization of a non-tax as a tax was necessary to salvage ObamaCare before the high court because a different 5-4 majority in the same case ruled that the Republican congressional argument was essentially correct -- that the commerce clause does not empower Congress to compel commercial activity.

    All of this has been debated loud and long since the law was enacted in 2010, validated by the Supreme Court in 2012 and came into Trump’s crosshairs in the Republican presidential primaries and again in the general election campaign.

    Trump argued that the government cannot compel commercial activity, even as part of a large regulatory scheme, because the Constitution protects everyone’s right to purchase a lawful good or not to purchase one. He also asserted that ObamaCare does not make economic sense because its regulation of the practice of medicine and its administration of health insurance have resulted in a diminution of choices for consumers, which in turn has raised premiums, as well as deductibles, and chased primary care physicians from the marketplace. The Obama mantra that you could keep your doctor and your health insurance under ObamaCare proved to be patently false, Trump argued.

    When Trump promised that as president -- on “day one” -- he would begin to dismantle ObamaCare, some Republicans, many members of the press and most Democrats laughed at him. They are laughing no longer because the first executive order he signed on Jan. 20 directed those in the federal government who enforce ObamaCare to do so expecting that it will soon not exist.

    He ordered that regulations already in place be enforced with a softer, more beneficent tone, and he ordered that no penalty, fine, setoff or tax be imposed by the IRS on any person or entity who is not complying with the individual mandate, because by the time taxes are due on April 15, the IRS will be without authority to impose or collect the non-tax tax, as the individual mandate will no longer exist. Why take money from people that will soon be returned?

    Then he ordered a truly revolutionary act, the likes of which I have never seen in the 45 years I have studied and monitored the government’s laws and its administration of them. He ordered that when bureaucrats who are administering and enforcing the law have discretion with respect to the time, place, manner and severity of its enforcement, they should exercise that discretion in favor of individuals and against the government.

    This is radical coming from any president in the modern era of government-can-do-no-wrong. It is far more Thomas Jefferson, the small-government champion with whom Trump has never been associated, than it is Theodore Roosevelt, the super-regulator whom Trump has stated he admires. It recognizes the primacy and dignity of the individual and the fallibility of the state. It acknowledges the likely demise of ObamaCare. It is utterly without precedent since Jefferson’s presidency.

    Trump’s revolutionary act is a breeze of freedom on a sea of regulation. It recognizes something modern governments never admit -- that they can be and have been wrong. It is exactly as Trump promised.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017...t-revolutionary-act-ive-seen-in-45-years.html
     
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    Outrage Dilution

    Posted January 26th, 2017 @ 8:24amin#Trump#Whenhub

    I’m having a fun time watching President Trump flood the news cycle with so many stories and outrages that no one can keep up. Here’s how the math of persuasion works in this situation:

    1 outrage out of 3 headlines in a week: Bad Persuasion

    25 outrages out of 25 headlines in a week: Excellent Persuasion

    At the moment there are so many outrages, executive orders, protests, and controversies that none of them can get enough oxygen in our brains. I can’t obsess about problem X because the rest of the alphabet is coming at me at the same time.

    When you encounter a situation that is working great except for one identifiable problem, you can focus on the problem and try to fix it. But if you have a dozen complaints at the same time, none of them looks special. The whole situation just looks confusing, and you don’t know where to start. So you wait and see what happens. Humans need contrast in order to make solid decisions that turn into action. Trump removed all of your contrast by providing multiple outrages of similar energy.

    You’re probably seeing the best persuasion you will ever see from a new president. Instead of dribbling out one headline at a time, so the vultures and critics can focus their fire, Trump has flooded the playing field. You don’t know where to aim your outrage. He’s creating so many opportunities for disagreement that it’s mentally exhausting. Literally. He’s wearing down the critics, replacing their specific complaints with entire encyclopedias of complaints. And when Trump has created a hundred reasons to complain, do you know what impression will be left with the public?

    He sure got a lot done.

    Even if you don’t like it.

    In only a few days, Trump has made us question what-the-hell every other president was doing during their first weeks in office. Were they even trying?



    For a fun party trick, ask your most liberal friends if they think the Federal government should have a say in whether a woman gets an abortion or not. When they say the Federal government should stay out of that decision, inform them that President Trump shares their opinion. He doesn’t want the Federal government to be in the business of making health care choices for women. He prefers leaving that decision to the woman, her doctor, and state laws.

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    http://blog.dilbert.com/post/156399716951/outrage-dilution
     
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    That is excellent! Adams put to words what I have been thinking, but he did it better of course.
    Trump has a method behind his carpet bombing. And it's working!

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    Miami-Dade County Is First To Terminate Sanctuary Status

    by Tyler Durden
    Jan 26, 2017 8:59 PM

    As we noted previously, Trump made it clear that he plans to make good on his campaign pledge to block federal funding to states and cities where local law enforcement refuse to report undocumented immigrants they encounter to federal authorities, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.

    "The American people are no longer going to have to be forced to subsidize this disregard for our laws,” Spicer said.



    Spicer said an executive order signed by Trump on Wednesday directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to look at federal funding to cities to figure out "how we can defund those streams."

    And tonight, as The Hill reports, the first so-called 'Sanctuary City' mayor decided to comply with President Trump's executive orders...

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    The mayor of Miami-Dade County, Fla., on Thursday ordered his local jails to comply.

    “In light of the provisions of the Executive Order, I direct you and your staff to honor all immigration detainer requests received from the Department of Homeland Security,” Mayor Carlos Gimenezwrote in a memo to the interim head of the corrections and rehabilitation department, as reported by the Miami Herald.



    “Miami-Dade County complies with federal law and intends to fully cooperate with the federal government,” Gimenez wrote.



    “I will partner with the Board of County Commissioners to address any issues necessary to achieve this end,” the mayor added.

    Of course, there is another reason why the Miami-Dade mayor chose to be so patriotic and follow President Trump's commands... his county does not even make it into the Top 10 for Obama's legacy federal funding for Sanctuary status...

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    Nevertheless, while the executiuve order may end up costing Miami-Dade millions of dollars, President Trump tweeted about the decision Thursday night, calling it "strong" and the "right decision."

    Miami-Dade Mayor drops sanctuary policy. Right decision. Strong! https://t.co/MtPvaDC4jM

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017

    "From here on out, I'm asking all of you to enforce the laws of the United States of America. They will be enforced and enforced strongly," Trump said during his visit to DHS.

    “Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders,” he added.

    As The Miami Herald reports, Howard Simon, executive director of the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, denounced Gimenez’s action, saying that it:

    “flies in the face of Miami’s long history as a city of immigrants” and predicting it will “drive a wedge of distrust between law enforcement and our immigrant community.”



    “At the very least, a warrant from a court, not merely a request from a federal official, is required to detain somebody in jail,” Simon said.



    “We will resist every attempt by our government to punish immigrants, regardless of their status.”


    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-26/miami-dade-county-first-terminate-sanctuary-status

     
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    Fiat Chrysler Ready To Move Pickup Trucks From Mexico If Trump Plays Cards Right


    The chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said his company could quickly move production of Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks to Michigan from Mexico if President Donald J. Trump's "America First" economic plan provides enough incentives.

    "Properly motivated, it could be executed very quickly by FCA," possibly by 2019 or 2020, Sergio Marchionne told analysts during a conference call to discuss the company's record financial results for 2016.

    Automakers have been under pressure from the new Trump Administration to build more of their cars in the United States as part of the president's agenda to create more American jobs. But the industry has countered that it can't make money on certain vehicles, especially small cars, in the U.S., because of higher labor rates and soaring regulatory costs....

    (Excerpt) Read more at
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmu...xico-if-trump-plays-cards-right/#6bc6b6179361
     
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    Imagine if Trump brings Detroit back from the dead? Will it ever be a Democrat stronghold again? Might be time to buy some of those properties listed at $100.
     
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    I wonder if Trump isn't training his cabinet how to deliver the zinger sound bite

    I stopped supporting Nicky Haley when she backed Ryan's open border pads last year .

    Anyway, this goes a good ways toward redeeming her stature in my mind. Check out the zinger in this clip. And those not supporting us, we're writing down their names -lol

     
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    No Golf, All Action – President Trump Phone Call With Putin and World Leaders – (w/ Full Kremlin Statement)…
    Posted on January 28, 2017 by sundance


    Pay close attention to the sequencing of events, even within the day, which stem from delivered and deliberate action and policy of President Trump. There is a strategic sequencing which builds upon a much larger Trump policy agenda.

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    President Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin had their first official talk today vowing to strengthen diplomatic and economic relations and to work together to defeat the Islamic State terror group, the Kremlin said.

    (Via Fox News) […] The White House has yet to release details of the conversation.

    The Kremlin said the world leaders talked about Ukraine, Iran’s nuclear program, North Korean aggression and better trade and economic ties but made no mention of the sanctions.


    The message on the Kremlin website, translated to English, also stated that Trump and Putin talked about coordinating effort to defeat the Islamic State and other terror groups around the world, particularly in Syria, torn apart in a year’s-long civil war.

    The Kremlin also stated the leaders are working on a face-to-face meeting, but no date has been set. (read more)

    Here’s the full statement from the Kremlin:

    “Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald Trump on taking office and wished him every success in his work.

    During the conversation, both sides expressed their readiness to make active joint efforts to stabilise and develop Russia-US cooperation on a constructive, equitable and mutually beneficial basis.

    Mr Putin and Mr Trump had a detailed discussion of pressing international issues, including the fight against terrorism, the situation in the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli conflict, strategic stability and non-proliferation, the situation with Iran’s nuclear programme, and the Korean Peninsula issue. The discussion also touched upon the main aspects of the Ukrainian crisis. The sides agreed to build up partner cooperation in these and other areas.

    The two leaders emphasised that joining efforts in fighting the main threat – international terrorism – is a top priority. The presidents spoke out for establishing real coordination of actions between Russia and the USA aimed at defeating ISIS and other terrorists groups in Syria.

    The sides stressed the importance of rebuilding mutually beneficial trade and economic ties between the two counties’ business communities, which could give an additional impetus to progressive and sustainable development of bilateral relations.

    Mr Putin and Mr Trump agreed to issue instructions to work out the possible date and venue for their meeting.

    Donald Trump asked to convey his wishes of happiness and prosperity to the Russian people, saying that the American people have warm feelings towards Russia and its citizens.

    Vladimir Putin, in turn, emphasised that the feeling is mutual, adding that for over two centuries Russia has supported the United States, was its ally during the two world wars, and now sees the United States as a major partner in fighting international terrorism.

    The two leaders agreed to maintain regular personal contacts.

    The conversation took place in a positive and constructive atmosphere. (link)

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    The phone call with Putin was just one of five Saturday between President Trump and various world leaders. President Trump also spoke by phone with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.

    President Trump is scheduled to speak later today with Australia Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull.


    https://theconservativetreehouse.co...n-and-world-leaders-w-full-kremlin-statement/
     
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    Great, really great to hear that Trump and Putin will work together was worried neo-con scum shits might have swayed Trump to treat Russia as an enemy. The biggest piece of shit to worry about is a guy named Ralph Peters he is Lindsey Graham's boyfriend both hate Putin and support ISIS.
     
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    President Trump Delivers First Weekly Address (Video)

    Jim Hoft Jan 28th, 2017 5:19 pm 4 Comments

    It’s only been one week since Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States and already so much has happened to Make America Great Again.

    President Trump has already taken executive actions on border security, immigration, national security and it’s only been 8 days since his swearing in.

    On Saturday President Trump delivered his first Weekly Address.

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    The video begins with a three minute countdown then a walk outside and down the hall to the Oval Office where President Trump is sitting.

    President Trump then lists off the real accomplishments of the first week of his administration.



    The Trump White House released this statement today on President Trump’s First Week of Action.

    This is an AMAZING LIST!

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/president-trump-delivers-first-weekly-address-video/
     
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    I wonder if they talked about the playoffs.
     
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    I caused a neocon meltdown earlier today brother 'Dial, you would have been proud.
    After politely listening to a anti Russia rant parroted straight from the bowels of the bush administration I asked:
    "So communist china and communist viet nam and the middle east full of muslim people who want to chop our heads off are our friends, and a predominately Christian, caucasian nation that rejected communism over 20 years ago is the enemy? Got it, thanks."

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    Nice sir, customer attempted it with me and i told him "keep that shit away from me!" i think i stole that material from you.
     
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    I don't trust these two slimy cocksuckers and further than I could throw them. But I guess I'll post this here anyway...........
    It is funny to read what lyin' ryan says though, the fool thinks he's in charge of something.

    Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell Launch ‘Bold and Aggressive’ 200-Day Plan to Implement Trump Agenda

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    Ryan, wearing a striped button down oxford shirt and tan pants combination in keeping with the “retreat” atmosphere of the party’s three-day series of workshops, speeches, and mixers. The Republicans arrived Wednesday morning and stayed until their working breakfast Friday.

    In addition to workshops and discussions, the Republicans were visited by Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning.

    “We are talking about the improvement of people’s lives and getting our country back on track,” he said. “House Republicans and Senate Republicans are working on a plan and bold agenda to get moving and work with our new administration.”

    New administrations have been captive to the “First 100 Days” framing ever since President Franklin D. Roosevelt came into office in 1933 with a whirlwind of legislation and administrative actions. But, Ryan said, the Republicans had developed along with the Trump White House a 200-day plan that will wrap up with the August recess.

    At the end of the 200 days, Capitol Hill Republicans expect to have repealed and replaced Obamacare, filled the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, and executed the most dramatic reform of the federal tax code since President Ronald W. Reagan’s flattening of tax rates in 1986.


    Ryan said no one should be shocked by the ambitious agenda.

    “We ran on these issue in 2016, so there’s no surprises here and the president agrees to this agenda,” he said.

    Along the way, the emphasis or focus is going to change, depending on whether the messaging is coming from the White House or Capitol Hill, but Ryan insisted that he and Trump and McConnell are on the same page.

    McConnell said he is working on a daily basis with the president and his staff to map out a bold and aggressive program that both fixes the problems and mistakes left by the last administration and fulfills campaign promises made in 2016.

    “We are on the same page,” the senator said.

    For some items, such as immigration or even building the wall along the Mexican border, there are no legislative fights ahead because the laws were already passed. The wall was authorized by the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and the president is going to merely enforce the immigration laws his predecessor ignored.

    McConnell said a major factor in moving from the traditional 100-day plan to a 200-day plan was the Senate’s confirmation workload. Dozens of appointments require Senate approval, which he said converts the Senate into the White House’s personnel office.

    “The speaker understands the challenges of getting things done in the Senate,” he said. “That’s been true for 240 years, we are aware of those challenges, and we think we can move forward.”

    The Republican majority in the Senate is 52-to-48, which means even with Vice President Michael R. Pence available to break a tie, if three GOP senators defect, the Democrats win.

    This tight margin means that the Senate Republicans do not have the votes to end debate and force a vote, which requires 60 votes.

    To make an end run around lacking the votes for cloture, Republicans are forced to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act through the budget reconciliation process. In this process, the budget bills are privileged, so they must come to a vote after 50 hours of debate. The drawback to this process is that bills can only deal with budget-related issues, and whatever is passed expires in 10 years. When Congress voted to repeal Obamacare in the week before Trump was sworn in, it was really a partial repeal that gutted the fees, taxes, and fines associated with President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform but left the rules and regulations in place.

    Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D.-N.Y.) has vowed to block and delay the Republicans at every turn, when it comes to Obamacare.

    McConnell said, “If Hillary Clinton were president and Chuck Schumer were the majority leader, we would be revisiting Obamacare. The status quo is clearly unacceptable. If Hillary Clinton were president and Chuck Schumer were majority leader, we’d be moving toward a single-payer system.” A single-payer system is one in which all healthcare expenses are paid by the government.

    Another development at the retreat was the resolve among GOP senators to fill the vacancy left by the Feb. 13, 2016 death of Justice Antonin G. Scalia.

    Again the problem is the GOP’s lack of 60 votes.

    Before then-majority leader Sen. Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) invoked the “nuclear option” in 2013, all confirmations were part of the two-step process of ending debate with 60 votes and then confirming the nominee with a simple majority. Reid executed a challenge to the rule for nominees in order to break the logjam of Obama appointments–blocked by the Republican minority. With this maneuver, Reid was able to fill vacancies on federal benches, at the Federal Communications Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — all of which led a torrent of new regulations as well as favorable rulings from newly appointed judges.

    With respect to presidential appointments, Reid shattered a long-standing Senate protocol, which says that unlike the House of Representatives, the Senate works its will either through consensus or exhaustion.

    But he left one piece of the protocol in place: the Supreme Court. One of the main reasons Obama’s nominee to replace Scalia, Judge Merrick Garland, languished was that the 60-vote threshold was insurmountable going into the 2016 elections. Now, that same reason gives Schumer and Senate Democrats a veto over anyone Trump nominates for the high court.

    It is now clear from conversations with Republican senators and staff that if ending debate on Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court is blocked by Schumer, the GOP is ready to strike down the last vestige of the filibuster for presidential appointees.

    The only answer a Republican senator gives for the record on the matter is: “The seat will be filled.” It is the same answer every time from everyone.

    The last big item is the overhaul of the federal tax code. Of all of the GOP plans, this is the one most hidden from public view.

    In the past, the grand bargain of Republican tax reform proposals was to return to the ideals of the 1986 legislation, which eliminated deductions in exchange for lowering rates. Flattening the tax code, or even going to a flat tax with one rate with very few deductions,was the ultimate goal.

    Trump-era tax reform is something else entirely. This is full-on industrial policy and a shifting of the tax burden back onto imports and off of exports. This is not a new idea and, given the man’s popularity on Broadway, it is only fitting that America returns to the essence of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton’s 1791 “Report on Subject Manufactures.” This was the country’s economic DNA until the post-World War II shift towards America sacrificing its interests for the rest of the world.

    Hamilton called on Congress to protect “infant industries” with tariffs on imported goods, which until 1916 and the birth of the income tax provided the vast majority of federal revenues.

    Today, the United States runs a trade deficit of $30-to-$40 billion per month, and Republicans are ready to tap or monetize that trade gap to the tune of $1 trillion per year. How they are going to do it is beyond the scope of this course. Suffice to say, they intend to not only raise this revenue to pay for massive tax cuts, but also to remove the economic incentive for American companies to move manufacturing overseas and then ship their finished products into the United States.

    Of course, the ox gored in this reform is retailers and companies which rely on imported materials but do not export. Those folks are completely aware of what is going on, and of all the fights coming to Capitol Hill in the next 200 days, the tax overhaul will be the most vicious and the most likely to break up friendships.

    In the end, though Trump is the man making all of this possible, and it is Trump who will be responsible for holding things together.

    It is almost surreal to hear Ryan or McConnell speak of the president with respect and affection after a campaign cycle in which neither man dared stand up for him publicly amid crisis after crisis.

    Yet the Republican Party is now Trump’s party, with the exception of Sen. John S. McCain III (R.-Ariz.) and his sidekick Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R.-S.C.). But two rebels does not become a problem until they find a third senator. Otherwise, the Capitol Hill Republicans are on board and on duty for the president.

    It is also fair to say that Trump is also on board and on duty for his congressional party. More than once in his young presidency, he has signaled that he will fight alongside his congressmen and senators and give them political cover — a luxury never enjoyed by Democrats serving under Obama.

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    Tancredo: Over 300 Sanctuary Cities Are Costing State and Local Taxpayers over $7,000,000,000 Annually

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    The federal SCAAP grant program was established by Congress as an acknowledgment of federal responsibility for a failed border security and failed federal enforcement of immigration laws. But the appropriated amount for reimbursing local communities their incarceration costs through SCAAP grants has NEVER been adequate for full cost reimbursement. In 2016, the federal reimbursement program was given a paltry $189 million.

    • At 2.7 cents on the dollar, that amount would not reimburse the full costs of even one of the five states having over 10,000 criminal aliens in the state’s jails and prisons and receiving over $6 million in SCAAP grants– California, New York, Texas, Florida, and Arizona.
    • That $189 million would be $7 BILLION annually if the federal government wanted to reimburse states and local communities the full cost of incarcerating over 200,000 criminal aliens
    To most Americans, these hidden taxpayer costs are not the most important reason for opposing sanctuary city policies. The real cost is not in taxpayer dollars but in the hundreds of thousands of crimes committed by individuals who should not be here in the first place. If we had secure borders and effective enforcement of all immigration, these criminal alien incarceration numbers would be very small.

    Yet, the fact that local governments hide these cost figures is symptomatic of the deeper problem. Too many local officials want all the political benefits of claiming to be the protector of “our immigrant community” while hiding the costs of protecting criminal aliens. Does your local sheriff publish the incarceration costs for criminal alien inmates in your local jail. Does he ever acknowledge the number of criminal aliens released from jail annually who are NOT turned over to federal immigration authorities because of local sanctuary policies? Does anyone on your local city council ever ask those questions?

    Some local politicians also use a phony “states rights” argument for resisting federal enforcement of immigration law. This is a phony argument because there is a long string of Supreme Court decisions, most recently the 2012 Arizona v. United States ruling by Justice Kennedy, saying that the Constitution in Article VI gives the federal government preemptive authority over immigration law. States cannot “opt-out’ of federal immigration law, and neither can cities or counties– or universities or private religious organizations.

    While public attention has been focused on the non-enforcement policies of the Obama administration, the truth is, even without official sanctuary policies established by mayors of local government, too many local sheriffs and police chiefs have been hiding behind an alleged “fear of liability” in not honoring the Detainer requests made by federal law enforcement, namely the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency– known as ICE.

    • Based only on one federal district court decision in 2014 in Clackamas County, Oregon, sheriffs across the country have been intimidated into rejecting ICE detainers by the mere threat of lawsuits by ACLU and sanctuary advocates.
    • The fact is, ICE has revised its Detainer form to meet the constitutional standards for Probable Cause and thus render that district court ruling moot.
    ICE detainers are fully legal and should be — indeed, MUST be– honored by local law enforcement agencies. Local sheriffs and police chiefs have no constitutional basis for refusing to honor ICE detainers.

    Citizens should hold local officials accountable when they refuse to obey the law. The Trump administration is making it clear that federal sanctions will be imposed — including the withholding of federal funds — from cities which want to disobey the law. But local citizens need not remain silent in this battle.

    Editor’s note: This article has been updated to note the figure for the cost to Colorado is $37,958 rather than $27,958.

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    Populist Leaders Praise Trump’s Refugee Ban as Model for Europe
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    While Europe’s socialist leaders predictably denounced President Trump’s recent temporary ban on new refugees from a list of countries, rising populist leaders praised him as a model for what Europe should be doing.

    Dutch populist Geert Wilders said in a tweet: “Well done @POTUS it’s the only way to stay safe + free. I would do the same. Hope you’ll add more Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia soon.”

    Wilders, whose Party for Freedom is polling strongly before the country’s March 15 election, later tweeted: “No more immigration from any Islamic country is exactly what we need. Also in The Netherlands. For Islam and freedom are incompatible.”

    Wilders also noted what he called the “#hypocrisy” of leftist critics of the ban, noting that in 16 Muslim-dominated countries, a person may not enter the country on an Israeli passport and yet no one on the Left protested.

    The leader of Italy’s Northern League, Roberto Maroni, simply tweeted a photo of the news of the ban in the Italian press, along with his summation of the situation: “Super Trump,” while calling the U.S. President “Numero Uno” (Number One) in a separate tweet on the same topic.

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    Matteo Salvini, General Secretary of the same party and a long-time Trump supporter, tweeted in English, citing Trump’s move as a good idea for Europe.


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    What @POTUS is doing on the other side of the ocean, I'd like it done in Italy. An invasion is underway, it needs to be blocked. #Trump

    10:21 AM - 29 Jan 2017

    • Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front Party and current favorite in an upcoming presidential election, said that what really annoys the media and politicians is that Trump honors his campaign promises and implements his program.
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    Meanwhile, the National Democratic Party in Germany, which has been extremely critical of Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s open-door policy toward migration, lauded the measure.

    “The apostles of multiculturalism weep bitterly because U.S. President Donald Trump heavily restricts the entry of pseudo-refugees and Muslims into the USA,” they said on their Facebook page.

    “For the first time ever one can say from a nationalist perspective: keep going, USA,” the party added.


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    It's great that all these leaders are using internet instead of state media to get their opinions out.
     
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    'One in, two out': Trump signs new executive order banning government agencies from making a new regulation - unless they first slash TWO existing ones
    • Trump held a meeting with small business leaders before signing his latest order
    • 'The American Dream is back. We're going to create an environment for small business like we haven't had in many, many decades,' Trump said
    • Directive makes good on one of his campaign promises. Trump said he'd mandate a two-for-one policy within his first 100 days in office


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4172306/Trump-takes-buzzsaw-regulations.html#ixzz4XGOVuoZ6
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    The Trump Train Meets The Swamp…. Who.. Wha.. Wher… Whassat?…
    Posted on January 30, 2017 by sundance

    It’s hilarious to see the MSM (Mostly Swamp Media) and DC politicos heads’ spinning as they try to keep up with the Trump Train. They say “impossible”, he says “great, let’s get started”… It’s a never ending stream of deliberate consciousness… LOLOL. Whoops.

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    The MSM is really bad at playing whack-a-mole.

    By the time they’ve got their cameras and pundits briefed on their preferred outrage of the day ::poof:: someone drops an anvil on their head, Trump disappears and word comes out he’s reappeared with a new batch of instructions and policy deliverables for them to be outraged about.

    Look, over there… no, wait,… over there… here, huh.. wha? Has it really only been a week since it was “muh Russians”?…. sheesh.

    Trump-time moves so fast, they don’t have time to roll out the traditional coordinated talking points. President Trump is one person, yet he has them surrounded.


    Swamp peeps nerves are frayed, they’re desperate for President Trump to take a day off… but he never stops. My God, he-just-never-stops. Today, the swamp passed around the word “crisis”, but it didn’t phase him; he drove right through it. Abandon the airports, he just fired the AG, head to the courthouse…. EPA did what? Oh, SCOTUS?…. gotcha!

    It’s the scariest thing the entire DC apparatus has ever experienced. They’re aging on TV in front of your eyes. TV Time is now measured in dog years. Each media day the pundits grow seven months worth of furrowed brow and wrinkles.


    Even at home the media feel like they’re living out of a suitcase, and they haven’t seen a non-coworker in 11 days. Was that table always there?… Wait, stop… Soy Milk?.. Refugees are… wait, you’re blonde? huh?.. When did Jess get that tattoo? who?… boyfriend. Wha? I like football… do I? I thought… {{phone rings}} what tax plan?…

    Obviously they were not paying attention for the past 18 months. This is high energy, all the time:






    “Last week?.. wait, huh… you mean we’re late?”..



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    The First Firestorm

    Submitted by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org,

    That hysterical reaction to the travel ban announced Friday is a portent of what is to come if President Donald Trump carries out the mandate given to him by those who elected him.

    The travel ban bars refugees for 120 days. From Syria, refugees are banned indefinitely. And a 90-day ban has been imposed on travel here from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.

    Was that weekend-long primal scream really justified?

    As of Monday, no one was being detained at a U.S. airport.

    Yet the shrieking had not stopped. All five stories on page one of Monday’s Washington Post were about the abomination. The New York Times’ editorial, “Trashing American Ideals and Security,” called it bigoted, cowardly, xenophobic, Islamophobic, un-American, unrighteous.

    This ban, went the weekend wail, is the “Muslim ban” of the Trump campaign. But how so, when not one of the six largest Muslim countries — Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Turkey — was on the list? Missing also were three-dozen other Muslim countries.

    Of the seven countries facing a 90-day ban, three are U.S.-designated state sponsors of terror, and the other four are war zones. Clearly, this is about homeland security, not religious discrimination.

    The criterion for being included in the travel ban appears to be that these places are the more likely breeding grounds for terrorists.

    Yet there are lessons for the Trump White House in the media-stoked panic and outrage at the end of his first week in office.

    First, Steve Bannon’s observation that the media are “the opposition party,” is obviously on target. While Sen. Chuck Schumer was crying on camera that the ban was “un-American,” the media were into the more serious business of stampeding and driving the protesters

    A second lesson is one every White House learns. Before a major decision is announced, if possible, get everyone’s input and everyone on board to provide what Pat Moynihan called the “second and third echelons of advocacy.” Those left out tend to leak.

    A third lesson Trump should learn is that the establishment he routed and the city he humiliated are out to break him as they broke LBJ on Vietnam, Nixon on Watergate, and almost broke Reagan on the Iran-Contra affair.

    While the establishment may no longer be capable of inspiring and leading the nation, so detested is it, it has not lost its appetite or its ability to break and bring down presidents.

    And Trump is vulnerable, not only because he is an envied outsider who seized the highest prize politics has on offer, but because his agenda would cancel out that of the elites.

    They believe in open borders, free trade, globalization. Trump believes in securing the Southern border, bringing U.S. industry home, economic nationalism, “America First.”

    They want endless immigration from the Third World to remake America into the polyglot “universal nation” of Ben Wattenberg’s utopian vision. Trump’s followers want back the America they knew.

    Our foreign policy elites see democratization as a vocation and an autocratic Russia as an implacable enemy. Trump instead sees Moscow as a potential ally against real enemies like al-Qaida and ISIS.

    There is another reason for the reflexive howl at Trump’s travel ban. The establishment views it, probably correctly, as the first move toward a new immigration policy, built on pre-1965 foundations, and rooted in a preference for Western-Christian immigrants first.

    When the Times rages that “American ideals” or “traditional American values” are under attack by Trump, what they really mean is that their ideology and agenda are threatened by Trump.

    We are headed for a series of collisions and crises, and what has happened in Europe will likely happen here. As the Third World invasion and growing Islamization of the Old Continent — which the EU has proven unable to stop — has discredited centrist parties and continuously fed a populist-nationalist uprising there, so may it here also.

    And Trump not only appears to have no desire to yield to his enemies in politics and the media, he has no choice, as he is now the personification of a surging Middle American counterrevolution.

    Undeniably, there are great numbers of Americans who agree with the libels the Times showered on Trump and, by extension, his backers whom Hillary Clinton designated “the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic … deplorables.”

    But by whatever slurs they are called, Middle Americans seem prepared to fight. And history shows that such people do not calmly accept the loss of what is most precious to them — the country they grew up in, the country they love.

    They have turned to Trump to lead them. Why should he not, having been raised up by them, and knowing in his own heart what the establishment and the media think of him and would do to him?

    Ten days in, and already it is “Game On!”

    .http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-31/first-firestorm
     
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    CNN? LOL!
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    Thank you, President Trump!
     
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    This is truly funny

    I'm hearing reporters openly complaining about having to get up at 5:00 and work the weekends or they can't keep up with Trump's roller coaster du jour

    Much like Schumer, I shed a fake tear

    I think the left is adequately disadvantaged by not being up to the pace of the work and the irony is beautiful,

    Like this weekend through today. The temporary immigration ban is barely spooled up and here comes the far more important Supreme Court fight - and the left is not ready for the fight

    They look like children trying to find today's talking points

    Go Trump
     
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    Yes President Trump has amazing energy hope he rests some though.
     
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    Trump has trained his entire life for this moment, like an extreme athlete.
    I laugh at the childish demonrats who try to stop him.

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    Sorry #NeverTrumpers But You Don’t Get To Dismount Your High Horse Today…
    Posted on February 1, 2017 by sundance

    Sorry #NeverTrumpers, but you don”t get to dismount your high horse and celebrate the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch today. This is NOT your victory, this is ours!

    There is a gobsmacking level of pontificating self-righteousness visible from the collective proletariat within your crony-conservative movement who made the decision to formulate their political argument from a position of opposition.

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    Perhaps it would be different if you framed your antagonism from a position of advocacy, but that wasn’t the direction you chose. No, you chose a specific position of opposition as clearly evident within your chosen mantra “Never Trump”.

    Perhaps it would be different if you ever had a come-to-Jesus moment and apologized immediately following the November election. Then again, when your opinion of your own self-importance is this high, those humble words are just as foreign as your understanding of the movement that won.

    You don’t get to frame the entire construct of your argument around opposition to a team, and then claim benefit to the outcome of victory. Stay on your high-horse, move along and ride off into that proverbial land of irrelevance; you’re dead here.

    Save your dismount for another defining “conservative” assembly where you can gather at CPAC again and give a standing ovation to House Speaker Paul Ryan a month after he eliminates the debt ceiling and passes a $2 trillion OmniBus spending bill, funding all of the progressive priorities you hypocritically claim to oppose; you’re good at that.

    That particular circle of crazy just doesn’t sell here any longer.


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    Save up your fiscal hypocrisy, you’ll need it. Because in less than two months our victorious bastard will deliver a budget that cuts a trillion “per year” out of the federal coffers…. and there is no doubt the beneficiary of your prior applause will be counting on your fiscally conservative sensibilities to protest for more spending on his behalf.

    Oh, and keep your newest VAT tax construct. We’ll bring the sledgehammer, save your gilded and monogrammed tweezers for a swamp audience stupid enough to believe it – Thank you.

    Oh, and don’t go getting all pearl-clutchy. This isn’t anger directed toward you, this is far, far worse. This is a very targeted and deliberate Cold Anger surrounding you and the swamp creatures of your affiliation. This sensibility never forgets.

    You had a choice. You chose a direction, you lost; and you damn near lost the entire friggin’ country. Just because the team you ridiculed and attacked has overcome all opposition and gained victory, that doesn’t mean you get to backtrack now and expect the bruised and bloodied recipients to forget those who launched the stones and arrows.

    Save your wine-spritzers and crust-less triangle sandwiches. We didn’t have well financed high-horses, we launched boots, well-worn boots, scratched, clawed and advanced despite your hoighty-toighty principles, intransigence and unwillingness to cuss or get your hands dirty.


    Good grief, your insufferable sensibilities were frightened of frog memes, FROG MEMES!

    It was our deplorable and calloused hands that volunteered, opened our piggy banks, and held firm to support each other and our vulgarian candidate against all opposition. You were part of that opposition.

    While we were getting bloodied in Chicago, Virginia and California your ilk were worried about our tone and political sensibilities. But worse than that, much much worse than that, you #NeverTrumpers broke the cardinal rule of grassroots camaraderie, you aided the other side.

    While our candidate was wearing a friggin’ bullet-proof-vest to deliver Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, you took every opportunity to broadcast your litmus-test purist antagonism in every outlet you could muster.

    Your arrogant self-righteous efforts not only didn’t help, but they actually opposed our common sense objective. You were as much a benefit to Hillary Clinton and Mitch McConnell as Media Matters and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, perhaps even more. Lest you need a reminder:


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    No, today you don’t get to rejoice in victory – it isn’t yours. You are worse than the enemy. At least a righteous enemy claims opposition from outside the wire, wears identifiable uniforms and looks you in the eye. Your choice of opposition was to lay toxic land mines inside our own territory, obstruct us at every engagement, and sit back gleefully predicting our defeat.

    This victory today is ours. The victory belongs to all the Donald Trump supporters who absorbed your constant ridicule as fuel. The team who battled through the ridicule of the media and the ridicule of the elitist class, and stood in cold Virgina fields at 2am because we knew we needed to keep moving forward despite your efforts.

    You #NeverTrump crony-constitutional purists were then, and are now, just as much a part of the problem as before – there is no place for you here, we’re deplorable. Put on your pussy hats and just go join the other side. We didn’t get your support in 2016 and we won’t need it in 2020.

    Shut up. Be thankful, quietly.

    We’ve got this, and much more yet to come…


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