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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER TWO
« Reply #321 on: December 19, 2018, 10:34:15 am »

https://www.wnd.com/2018/12/radio-silence-stations-set-to-dump-michael-savage/
Radio silence: Stations set to dump Michael Savage
'It makes no sense. I have a loyal, large audience'

Published: 16 hours ago



Talk-radio host Michael Savage?s long-time nationally syndicated show is about to go dark in major markets, including New York City, despite high ratings, according to his lawyer.

Daniel Horowitz told the Washington Times? Cheryl Chumley it?s because of political distaste for Savage?s fiercely independent streak.

?Michael?s voice, unlike [his conservative competitors] has always been very independent,? Horowitz said. ?Savage is completely a wild card, right? And that?s what they?re trying to kill. It?s all about corporate control. Taking him off the air is not a business decision.?

Savage told the Times the only reason he can see for the move is ?politics.?

?It makes no sense. I have a loyal, large audience. Why not at least do reruns at night??

The Times noted WABC recently issued a news release indicating Savage will move to a new format, with one hour of radio alongside one hour of podcast.

But Horowitz said he?s seen emails between Savage and WABC officials indicating ?The Savage Nation? will end its run on the station Jan. 7.

Horowitz said stations in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., also will drop the program.

Read more at https://www.wnd.com/2018/12/radio-silence-stations-set-to-dump-michael-savage/#fKr9iys5RimRCFm2.99
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER TWO
« Reply #322 on: December 19, 2018, 07:00:29 pm »
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6513257/FED-DEFIES-Trump-hikes-rates-despite-presidents-unceasing-attacks.html
Federal Reserve hikes interest rates in defiance of Trump - and its chair tells president 'nothing will deter us' from more raises as share prices plunge after move

    The Federal Reserve announced its decision on rates after extraordinary public pressure from the president
    Hike of 0.25 per cent
    Benchmark rate at 2.5 per cent
    Said more rate increases were appropriate
    News wiped away morning 350 point gain in the Dow
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    Trump on Tuesday argued against a hike and urged the Fed to 'feel the market'
    He has also attacked Fed Chair Jerome Powell in interviews and on Twitter
    Decision comes amid a strong job market but some signs of economic cooling
    A volatile market has wiped out 2018's stock market gains
    The move impacts borrowing across the board

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:05 EST, 19 December 2018 | Updated: 16:42 EST, 19 December 2018

Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell said 'nothing' will deter independent central bankers from following their economic convictions ? after an extraordinary pressure campaign by President Donald Trump failed to stave off a rate hike.
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Isaac Cory Booker, Newark, United States, 9 minutes ago

In the PAST 10 YEARS there have been ONLY 9 Fed Funds Rate Increases. 8 OF THOSE INCREASES OCCURRED AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP WON THE ELECTION ON 08 NOV 2016!

 On the other hand, after Obama was elected President the Fed DECREASED THE FED FUND RATE TO ZERO and kept it at ZERO for seven of Obama's eight years in office.


Liberal News CNBC reported in December 2015 that President Obama oversaw "7 YEARS OF THE MOST ACCOMMODATIVE MONETARY POLICY IN U.S. HISTORY"!!! In spite of this, Obama nearly doubled the US Debt from $10 trillion to nearly $20 trillion!


 Increases in the Fed Funds Rate increase the cost of borrowing and the largest borrower in the world is the US government. With $20 Trillion in Obama Debt, a 2% increase in interest payments equals $400 Billion In Annual Interest Payment Increases or Nearly A Half A TRILLION DOLLARS! POWELL MUST GO!!!

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Powell

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He moved to investment banking in 1984, and has since worked for several financial institutions. He briefly served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance under President George H. W. Bush in 1992. More recently, he was a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center from 2010 to 2012. He has served as a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors since 2012.
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In 1993, Powell began working as a managing director for Bankers Trust, but he quit in 1995 after the bank got into trouble when several customers suffered large losses due to derivatives. He then went back to work for Dillon, Read & Co.[15]

From 1997 to 2005, Powell was a partner at The Carlyle Group
, where he founded and led the Industrial Group within the Carlyle U.S. Buyout Fund.[14][18]

After leaving Carlyle, Powell founded Severn Capital Partners, a private investment firm focused on specialty finance and opportunistic investments in the industrial sector.[19]
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER TWO
« Reply #323 on: December 24, 2018, 11:32:20 am »
Oh how much are we spending in Syria ?  Oh So we can have bases there but NO WALL on our own border ?
This is the Globalist run USA ...


https://southfront.org/more-details-about-new-us-military-base-in-syria/
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More Details about New US Military Base in Syria
The US has established a [new] military base in the north-eastern part of Syria, deploying 800 US servicemen there.
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Currently, the US has five air bases in the region: Al Dhafra (UAE), Al Udeid (Qatar), Isa (Bahrain), Ali Al Salem (Kuwait) and Incirlik (Turkey). In addition, according to satellite images, the US also long ago built two facilities in the area of Kobani in Syrian Kurdistan.

The first facility is located on the territory of the Syrian-French Lafarge cement factory ? various storage buildings, as well as the AH-64 Apache, the BlackHawk and the CH-47 Chinook helicopters, and the V-22 Osprey convertiplanes of the Marine Corps were spotted there. The second facility is located 35 km to the south of Kobani (Rumelan) and equipped with a runway, which was built with the participation of US engineers. The facility on the territory of the Syrian military base in Ain Isa is used by the US and the SDF as a logistics center for their offensive on Raqqa and a training camp for preparation of local population for the fight against the IS.
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Bob ? 2 years ago

The big problem is how to get US out of north east Syria in future. This is part of partition plan, US doesn't physically leave, once it has a base in another country - military bases are their means to control and monitor another country.
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER TWO
« Reply #324 on: December 24, 2018, 12:57:12 pm »
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-24/plunge-protection-team-arrives-ramps-nasdaq-green
"They Don't Understand" - Trump Slams Fed As PPT Rescue Attempt Fails
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Donald J. Trump✔@realDonaldTrump

The only problem our economy has is the Fed. They don't have a feel for the Market, they don't understand necessary Trade Wars or Strong Dollars or even Democrat Shutdowns over Borders.
The Fed is like a powerful golfer who can't score because he has no touch - he can't putt!
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER TWO
« Reply #325 on: December 26, 2018, 02:33:06 pm »
https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/news/politics/2018/12/26/president-trump-makes-surprise-trip-visit-u-s-troops-iraq/2416500002/


https://nypost.com/2018/12/26/donald-and-melania-trump-make-surprise-visit-to-us-troops-in-iraq/
Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to US troops in Iraq
By Mark Moore and Nikki Schwab
December 26, 2018

President Trump, who has been criticized for not visiting US troops during the holidays, slipped off to an air base in Iraq on Wednesday.

Trump, wearing a dark suit and red tie, and first lady Melania Trump met with military personnel on Wednesday at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq just west of Baghdad ? his first visit with military members in in a war zone since he entered the White House almost two years ago.

He told the gathered servicemen and women, many of whom were wearing fatigues, that he has ?no plans at all? to pull them out of the country, where they?ve been helping Iraq forces battle Islamic State terrorists.

The commander-in-chief also defended his controversial decision to withdraw the 2,000 US troops in Syria that are leading a global coalition against the terror group.

The mission in the war-torn country was never intended to be ?open-ended,? Trump said, adding that Turkey?s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assured him that he would finish the fight against ISIS.
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted photos on her Twitter page showing Trump and his wife posing with the troops after the super-secret trip.

?President Trump and the First Lady traveled to Iraq late on Christmas night to visit with our troops and Senior Military leadership to thank them for their service, their success, and their sacrifice and to wish them a Merry Christmas,? she said in a posting.

National Security Adviser John Bolton accompanied them on the trip.


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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER TWO
« Reply #326 on: December 27, 2018, 11:14:31 am »
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/27/leftists-recoil-in-horror-after-trump-signs-military-maga-hats/
Leftists Recoil in Horror After Trump Signs Military MAGA Hats
27 Dec 2018


Media and Hollywood leftists predictably reacted in horror after President Donald Trump signed several Make America Great Again campaign hats owned by members of the military.

Trump made a surprise trip to visit the troops in Iraq and Germany on Wednesday, spending time greeting the troops, snapping selfies, and giving autographs. Some of them brought Trump their MAGA hats for the president to sign.

?Just awful,? wrote actress Mia Farrow on Twitter in response to the news.
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER TWO
« Reply #327 on: December 30, 2018, 10:03:08 am »
Trump  supporter refused costumer service at a vape store.
https://www.bitchute.com/video/12zinsyMabOG/

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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER TWO
« Reply #328 on: December 30, 2018, 02:02:14 pm »
still in Afghan Istan

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/kids/other/outgoing-white-house-chief-of-staff-john-f-kelly-defends-his-rocky-tenure/ar-BBRBb1c?li=BBnb7Kz
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?When I first took over, he was inclined to want to withdraw from Afghanistan,? Kelly recounted during an exclusive two-hour interview with the Los Angeles Times.

?He was frustrated. It was a huge decision to make ... and frankly there was no system at all for a lot of reasons ? palace intrigue and the rest of it ? when I got there.?
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It was only after Kelly?s departure was confirmed Dec. 8, for example, that Trump abruptly announced the pullout of all U.S. troops from Syria and half the 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, two moves that Kelly had opposed.

Kelly?s supporters say he stepped in to block or divert the president on dozens of matters large and small. They credit him, in part, for persuading Trump not to pull U.S. forces out of South Korea, or withdraw from NATO, as he had threatened.
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER TWO
« Reply #329 on: December 30, 2018, 02:11:22 pm »
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/12/update-xhale-city-vape-shop-fires-racist-trump-hating-liberal-after-screeching-meltdown-caught-on-video/
UPDATE: XHALE City Vape Shop FIRES Racist Trump-Hating Liberal After SCREECHING MELTDOWN CAUGHT ON VIDEO
by Jim Hoft December 29, 2018

A clerk at Xhale City vape shop in Tucker, Atlanta went absolutely ballistic after a customer wearing a Trump t-shirt walked into the establishment.

The pro-Trump customer was denied service and asked to leave the store while the vape shop employee accused him of being a ?racist motherf*cker.?

 black man was also standing in front of the counter watching it all go down and it was all caught on video.

?If you do not stop recording in my store, I?m going to call the police and ask you to leave,? the triggered employee said.

The customer refused to be bullied and told the clerk to call the police ? this is when things took a wild turn.

?F*ck off dude! F*ck off! Get the f*ck out of here!? the employee screamed as he assaulted the customer.

The employee is heard talking on the phone presumably to his boss where he calls President Trump a ?treasonous asshole.?
At this point  the lunatic employee walks back over to the Trump-supporting customer, assaults him then calls him the N word.
?Leave the store! Leave the store! Leave the store! F*ck off! Get the f*ck off n*****!? the employee screamed.

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https://youtu.be/PK-mnbH4s74
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER THREE
« Reply #330 on: January 07, 2019, 11:55:37 am »
https://patch.com/us/white-house/trump-jamal-al-badawi-leader-uss-cole-attack-killed
Trump: Jamal Al-Badawi, Leader In USS Cole Attack, Killed

"Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole," Trump tweeted Sunday.
By Daniel Hampton, Patch National Staff | Jan 6, 2019



WASHINGTON, DC ? President Donald Trump says the U.S. has killed Jamal al-Badawi, the leader of the attack on the USS Cole.

"Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole," Trump tweeted Sunday.

He added that work against al-Qaeda continues and that the U.S. will never stop its fight against what he called "Radical Islamic Terrorism."
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« Reply #331 on: January 07, 2019, 12:30:31 pm »
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-to-travel-to-southern-border-thursday-sarah-sanders-says
Trump to travel to Southern border, considering prime-time address amid shutdown standoff
White House
Published 1 hour ago

President Trump is considering delivering a prime-time address before traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, as he seeks to highlight border security and presses Democrats for wall funding amid the protracted standoff that triggered a partial government shutdown now stretching into its 17th day.

Trump is considering making the prime-time address on Tuesday night, Fox News is told. His travel plans to the border were revealed earlier in a tweet by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

?President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will be announced soon,? Sanders tweeted.
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER THREE
« Reply #332 on: January 09, 2019, 10:24:41 pm »
bizarre ... tv series ... an "independent" becomes president ... and the series started 2016 ? really ?  very lefty oriented ... of course ...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5296406/
Designated Survivor (TV Series 2016-2019) - IMDb

A low-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession.
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER THREE
« Reply #333 on: January 10, 2019, 01:34:45 pm »
It's On ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIxOl1EraXA
Mireille Mathieu singing La Marseillaise (with lyrics)


http://news.trust.org/item/20190110152254-kr6zx
Headed for border, Trump warns of possible emergency declaration
by Reuters
Thursday, 10 January 2019 15:36 GMT
Patricia Zengerle and Steve Holland

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated that he may declare a national emergency if Congress does not meet his demand for billions of dollars to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico frontier.

Trump was headed to McAllen, Texas, on the Mexican border in an attempt to win support for his wall a day after another acrimonious meeting with Democrats on funding for the barrier. A quarter of the federal government was shut down for the 20th day in the standoff.

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are working without pay or staying home on furlough due to the shutdown, which will be the longest in U.S. history if still under way on Saturday. Trump is demanding that any legislation to end the partial closure must contain $5.7 billion for a border barrier.
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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-10/trumps-die-hard-base-real-resistance-and-they-love-him-no-matter-what-wsj-op-ed
Trump's Die-Hard Base Is The Real "Resistance" - And They Love Him No Matter What: WSJ Op-Ed
 Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:55

Donald Trump - despite his brash, blunt, coarse and in-your-face "manic personal style," continues to command die-hard support from his base. His fans absolutely love the man - spots and all, and establishment politicians still can't seem to understand why.

The Right?s Resistance

They are unalterably supportive of Donald Trump?s presidency, flawed vessel or not.
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER THREE
« Reply #334 on: January 15, 2019, 11:48:40 am »
BS needs to get to the Supremes ..

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/15/judge-orders-removal-citizenship-question-census/
Judge Blocks Trump Admin from Adding Citizenship Question to 2020 Census
15 Jan 2019

A federal judge in New York blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 United States Census.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said that while a citizenship question is constitutional, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross failed to follow the correct procedure to include it in the forthcoming census. ?Secretary Ross?s decision to add a citizenship question in the 2020 census ? even if it did not violate the Constitution itself ? was unlawful for a multitude of independent reasons and must be set aside,? Furman wrote in his 277-page opinion. ?To conclude otherwise and let Secretary Ross?s decision stand would undermine the proposition ? central to the rule of law ? that ours is a government of laws, not of men.?

The question which Ross sought to add reads: ?Is this person a citizen of the United States?? A question of such nature has not appeared on the census since 1950.

The issue of asking whether someone is a U.S. citizen on the 2020 census will likely end up in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and, ultimately, the Supreme Court. Questions about citizenship status haven?t been asked by census takers since the 1950s.

The American Civil Liberties Union joined California and New York in fighting the citizenship question on grounds that undocumented immigrants might be afraid to respond to the census, resulting in an inaccurate tally.

Tuesday?s ruling came at a time the Trump administration is raising concerns of a humanitarian crisis at the southern border and requiring $5.7 billion to build a wall. The stalemate with Congress has caused the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

Ross first proposed the citizenship question last March as a way to better enforce Voting Rights Act provisions that protect racial and language minorities from discrimination.

The administration is also facing five other lawsuits against the citizenship question, though they have not started yet.
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER THREE
« Reply #335 on: January 15, 2019, 05:13:28 pm »
January 15, 2019
Trump's Shutdown Trap?
By Thomas Lifson
Has President Trump suckered Democrats and the Deep State into a trap that will enable a radical downsizing of the federal bureaucracy?  In only five more days of the already "longest government shutdown in history" (25 days and counting, as of today), a heretofore obscure threshold will be reached, enabling permanent layoffs of bureaucrats furloughed 30 days or more.

Don't believe me that federal bureaucrats can be laid off?  Well, in bureaucratese, a layoff is called a RIF ? a Reduction in Force ? and of course, it comes with a slew of civil service protections.  But, if the guidelines are followed, bureaucrats can be laid off ? as in no more job.

 It is all explained by Michael Roberts here
(updated after the beginning of the partial shutdown):
( https://www.thebalancecareers.com/reduction-in-force-1669479 )

A reduction in force is a thoughtful and systematic elimination of positions.  For all practical purposes, a government RIF is the same thing as a layoff. ...

Organizations must stick to predetermined criteria when sorting out what happens to each employee.  They must communicate with employees how and why decisions are made. ...

In deciding who stays and who goes, federal agencies must take four factors into account:

1.    Tenure

2.    Veteran status

3.    Total federal civilian and military service

4.    Performance

Agencies cannot use RIF procedures to fire bad employees.

[quote]Keep in mind that saboteurs cannot be individually identified and RIFed, but they can be included in the layoffs if they meet the criteria above in terms of seniority and service, and they must be given 60 days' notice.  But once they are gone, they are no longer free to obstruct using the "process" as their friend, because they are gone.[/quote]

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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER THREE
« Reply #336 on: January 15, 2019, 05:20:19 pm »
"A referendum to end government plunder must happen."

I AM A SENIOR TRUMP OFFICIAL, AND I HOPE A
LONG SHUTDOWN SMOKES OUT THE RESISTANCE

10:00 AM 01/14/2019

The Daily Caller is taking the rare step of publishing this anonymous op-ed at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose career would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here.

As one of the senior officials working without a paycheck, a few words of advice for the president?s next move at shuttered government agencies: lock the doors, sell the furniture, and cut them down.

Federal employees are starting to feel the strain of the shutdown. I am one of them. But for the sake of our nation, I hope it lasts a very long time, till the government is changed and can never return to its previous form.

The lapse in appropriations is more than a battle over a wall. It is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good.

On an average day, roughly 15 percent of the employees around me are exceptional patriots serving their country. I wish I could give competitive salaries to them and no one else. But 80 percent feel no pressure to produce results. If they don?t feel like doing what they are told, they don?t.

Why would they? We can?t fire them. They avoid attention, plan their weekend,
schedule vacation, their second job, their next position ? some do this
in the same position for more than a decade.



They do nothing that warrants punishment and nothing of external value. That is their workday: errands for the sake of errands ? administering, refining, following and collaborating on process. ?Process is your friend? is what delusional civil servants tell themselves. Even senior officials must gain approval from every rank across their department, other agencies and work units for basic administrative chores.

Process is what we serve, process keeps us safe, process is our core value. It takes a lot of people to maintain the process. Process provides jobs. In fact, there are process experts and certified process managers who protect the process. Then there are the 5 percent with moxie (career managers). At any given time they can change, clarify or add to the process ? even to distort or block policy counsel for the president.

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Saboteurs peddling opinion as research, tasking their staff on pet projects or pitching wasteful grants to their friends. Most of my career colleagues actively work against the president?s agenda. This means I typically spend about 15 percent of my time on the president?s agenda and 85 percent of my time trying to stop sabotage, and we have no power to get rid of them. Until the shutdown.

Due to the lack of funding, many federal agencies are now operating more effectively from the top down on a fraction of their workforce, with only select essential personnel serving national security tasks. One might think this is how government should function, but bureaucracies operate from the bottom up ? a collective of self-generated ideas. Ideas become initiatives, formalize into offices, they seek funds from Congress and become bureaus or sub-agencies, and maybe one day grow to be their own independent agency, like ours. The nature of a big administrative bureaucracy is to grow to serve itself. I watch it and fight it daily.

When the agency is full, employees held liable for poor performance respond with threats, lawsuits, complaints and process in at least a dozen offices, taking years of mounting paperwork with no fear of accountability, extending their careers, while no real work is done. Do we succumb to such extortion? Yes. We pay them settlements, we waive bad reviews, and we promote them.

Many government agencies have adopted the position that more complaints are good because it shows inclusion in, you guessed it, the process. When complaints come, it is cheaper to pay them off than to hold public servants accountable. The result: People accused of serious offenses are not charged, and self-proclaimed victims are paid by you, the American taxpayer.

The message to federal supervisors is clear. Maintain the status quo, or face allegations. Many federal employees truly believe that doing tasks more efficiently and cutting out waste, by closing troubled programs instead of expanding them, ?is morally wrong,? as one cried to me.

I get it. These are their pets. It is tough to put them down and let go, and many resist. This phenomenon was best summed up by a colleague who said, ?The goal in government is to do nothing. If you try to get things done, that?s when you will run into trouble.?

But President Trump can end this abuse. Senior
officials can reprioritize during an extended shutdown,
focus on valuable results and weed out the saboteurs.


We do not want most employees to return, because we are working better without them. Sure, we empathize with families making tough financial decisions, like mine, and just like private citizens who have to find other work and bring competitive value every day, while paying more than a third of their salary in federal taxes.

President Trump has created more jobs in the private sector than the furloughed federal workforce. Now that we are shut down, not only are we identifying and eliminating much of the sabotage and waste, but we are finally working on the president?s agenda.

President Trump does not need Congress to address the border emergency, and yes, it is an emergency. Billions upon billions of hard-earned tax dollars are still being dumped into foreign aid programs every year that do nothing for America?s interest or national security. The president does not need congressional funding to deconstruct abusive agencies who work against his agenda. This is a chance to effect real change, and his leverage grows stronger every day the shutdown lasts.

The president should add to his demands, including a vote on all of his political nominees
in the Senate. Send the career appointees back. Many are in the 5 percent of saboteurs and resistance leaders.


A word of caution: To be a victory, this shutdown must be different than those of the past and should achieve lasting disruption with two major changes, or it will hurt the president.

The first thing we need out of this is better security, particularly at the southern border. Our founders envisioned a free market night watchman state, not the bungled bloated bureaucracy our government has become. But we have to keep the uniformed officers paid, which is an emergency. Ideally, continue a resolution to pay the essential employees only, if they are truly working on national security. Furloughed employees should find other work, never return and not be paid.

Secondly, we need savings for taxpayers. If this fight is merely rhetorical bickering with Nancy Pelosi, we all lose, especially the president. But if it proves that government is better when smaller, focusing only on essential functions that serve Americans, then President Trump will achieve something great that Reagan was only bold enough to dream.

The president?s instincts are right. Most Americans will not miss non-essential government functions. A referendum to end government plunder must happen. Wasteful government agencies are fighting for relevance but they will lose. Now is the time to deliver historic change by cutting them down forever.

The author is a senior official in the Trump administration.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/14/smoke-out-resistance/?fbclid=IwAR2rSAchaSVyaWjbjxFXiUVQ43_QOY2zfZHYJCgFwNaexA49q28wdUUmUIo
St. Augustine: -The truth is like a lion; you don't have to defend it.
Let it loose; it will defend itself.-

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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER THREE
« Reply #337 on: January 16, 2019, 11:36:56 am »
Today most of these "government" workers are socialists and now they are finally feeling the economic hurt the rest of us peons have been feeling for a decade of Bush/Obama 

Fifty years ago no one wanted to work for the govt. because the pay was low and the benefits slim compared to the private sector. ... Now the politically connected have big salaries and retirement bennies ...  And then there are the "govt. contract" workers ... again the same deal ...


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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-16/pelosi-demands-trump-delay-state-union-over-shutdown
Trump "Disinvited" From Making State Of The Union Address By Top Democrat

A formal invitation is traditionally made by the Speaker of the House to the President several weeks before each State of the Union Address.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked Donald Trump to delay his State of the Union address - or deliver it in writing - while the government is partially shut down.
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Shortly before Pelosi's announcement, she and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attended a closed-door caucus meeting with House Democrats, where Schumer told them to remain unified in their opposition to funding Trump's long-promised border wall.

https://apnews.com/d90578a1687049e9a67db01582ce4278
Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi
By CATHERINE LUCEY, JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCAROan hour ago

... House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him [the President] to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought.


Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi
By CATHERINE LUCEY, JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCAROan hour ago

Roughly 1 million government employees and contractors aren?t being paid. Travel plans are compromised by shuttered federal parks and airport delays. Some Americans trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS.

http://njtoday.net/2019/01/14/menendez-on-the-beach-puts-gop-on-shutdown-warpath/

Sen. Bob Menendez was on the beach at a resort in Puerto Rico on Day 22 of the government shutdown, while other lawmakers reportedly took in an original cast performance of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, staged by writer, actor and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/democrat-senator-bob-menendez-spotted-partying-on-beach-in-puerto-rico-during-government-shutdown/
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER THREE
« Reply #338 on: January 17, 2019, 10:23:42 am »
https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-politicians/democrats/nancy-pelosi-net-worth/
Nancy Pelosi net worth: $120 Million
Nancy Pelosi's Salary $223 Thousand
She married American businessman Paul Pelosi in 1963. Paul owns a venture capital, financial consulting and real estate firm called Financial Leasing Services, INC. Thanks to Paul, the Pelosis own large stakes in companies like Facebook, Apple, Comcast, Shutterfly and the Walt Disney Co. Paul Pelosi also owns a few office buildings in San Francisco and commercial properties around California.
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When in San Francisco, the Pelosis reside in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. They also own a vineyard in St. Helena, California, that is valued between $5 million and $25 million.

https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-politicians/democrats/gavin-newsom-net-worth/
Gavin Newsom net worth: $10 Million http://www.plumpjack.com/company/history

the 24-year old Newsom and his investors created the company PlumpJack Associates L.P. In 1992, the group started the PlumpJack Winery. He has co-founded 11 businesses. In 2002, his business holdings were valued at more than $6.9 million. Newsom sold his share of his San Francisco businesses when he became mayor in 2004.  ... Newsom has been married to actress and filmmaker Jennifer Siebel since 2008. Jennifer's father Ken Siebel is an extremely successful investment manager and real estate investor
In 2003, he was elected the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, the city's youngest in 100 years.



https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Pelosi-grandkids-swearing-in-speaker-house-gavel-13506511.php
Pelosi gets sworn in surrounded by her grandkids, kids of other House members
By Filipa Ioannou Updated 1:53 pm PST, Thursday, January 3, 2019



https://forums.sherdog.com/threads/san-francisco-is-a-literal-s-hole-public-defecation-map-reveals.3694179/page-6






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Earlier:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-details-on-visas-attempt-to-influence-pelosi/
New details on Visa's attempt to influence Pelosi
By Stephanie Condon
Updated on: November 15, 2011

Following a report on CBS' "60 Minutes" regarding the way members of Congress profit off of insider information, new details are emerging about the way Visa tried to wield influence over former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

As CBS reported, current insider trading laws do not apply to nonpublic information about current or upcoming congressional activity. In other words, lawmakers can go into confidential meetings with corporate leaders, understanding new legislation is going to come out next week, and are free to trade on that information. This form of "insider trading" is one of the reasons why there are so many wealthy members of Congress, CBSNews.com reported earlier this year.
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As Steve Kroft reported on "60 Minutes," Pelosi is one of many lawmakers whose stock market trades could have been seen as a conflict of interest. The former speaker and her husband have participated in at least eight IPOs, one of which was from Visa in 2008 - just as a troublesome piece of legislation that would have hurt credit card companies began making its way through the House. The Pelosis purchased 5,000 shares of Visa at the initial price of $44 dollars. Two days later it was trading at $64.
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER THREE
« Reply #339 on: January 18, 2019, 10:20:09 am »
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-18/pelosi-shreiks-after-trump-leaks-international-sojourn-trump-dings-dems-over
Pelosi Shrieks After Trump "Leaks" International Sojourn; Trump Dings Dems Over Shutdown "Excursion"
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:38

Democrats are spitting mad after President Trump canceled postponed an undisclosed trip by Nancy Pelosi and others to various foreign countries - revoking their military transport right as they got on a bus to depart on the trip.
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Now, Trump is being accused of putting lives in danger due to his "leak" of "sensitive travel."

"After President Trump revoked the use of military aircraft to travel to Afghanistan, the delegation was prepared to fly commercially to proceed with this vital trip to meet with our commanders and troops on the front lines," tweeted Nancy Pelosi's Chief of Staff, Drew Hammill, adding "In the middle of the night, State Dept's Diplomatic Security Service provided an updated threat assessment detailing that the President announcing this sensitive travel had significantly increased danger to the delegation & to troops, security, & other officials supporting trip."

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1086262002815766533?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1086262002815766533&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com%2Fnews%2F2019-01-18%2Fpelosi-shreiks-after-trump-leaks-international-sojourn-trump-dings-dems-over

Why would Nancy Pelosi leave the Country with other Democrats on a seven day excursion when 800,000 great people are not getting paid. Also, could somebody please explain to Nancy & her ?big donors? in wine country that people working on farms (grapes) will have easy access in!
6:00 AM - 18 Jan 2019



https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/14/maxine-waters-takes-reins-powerful-house-committee-wall-street-is-nervous/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f0348478bf91
Maxine Waters takes the reins of a powerful House committee. Wall Street is nervous.

By Renae Merle
January 14

For the past two years, Rep. Maxine Waters has been best known for her role as a foe of President Trump, including calling for his impeachment. Now the 80-year-old California Democrat is taking the reins of one of Congress?s most powerful committees, and attention is turning to her skills as a lawmaker.

Waters, who has served in the House since 1991, is the first African American and first woman to lead the House Financial Services Committee, giving her broad influence over the financial world ? from Wall Street regulations to flood insurance.
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Waters introduced legislation in 2017 to spend $13.2 billion over five years on programs to end homelessness and legislation that would provide more resources to preserve public housing. Those are both likely to get more attention now that Waters is chair of the committee.

?Homelessness is very real, and when you take places like Los Angeles where you have such a high number of people on the streets living in tents or sleeping on cardboard on the sidewalks, it?s not simply about Skid Row anymore,? she said. ?We?re going to do everything that we can to have bipartisanship on some key issues, and I?m very hopeful that homelessness is to be one of those."
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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-18/mad-maxine-will-lead-house-probe-trumps-relationship-deutsche-bank
"Mad Max-ine", "Socialist Sandy" Will Lead House Probe Into Trump's Relationship With Deutsche Bank

Now firmly in control of the House, the Democrats are trying to figure out exactly how they will proceed with the myriad investigations they have promised into potential conflicts of interest pertaining to Trump's business dealings (among other things). And apparently, the president's lending relationship with scandal-plagued Deutsche Bank - one of the few banks willing to lend to the Trump Organization over the past decade - could be a jumping off point.

According to Reuters, after pushing to subpoena records from the troubled German lender pertaining to its business relationship with Trump back when she was the committee's ranking member back in 2017, "Mad Maxine" (now backed by "Socialist Sandy") is preparing to renew her efforts - and this time, Republicans are no longer in a position to stop her from demanding records that the bank had previously argued were shielded by client confidentiality laws.

http://historyinfographics.com/maxine-waters-43rd-district/
Maxine Waters? 43rd District
September 22, 2017
Infographics, Maxine Waters, Politics, Radicals   

UPDATE: Auntie Maxine (who is considering running for President) guarantees Trump colluded with Russia, despite any evidence. Daily Caller story


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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER THREE
« Reply #340 on: January 20, 2019, 12:45:49 am »
LAURA LOOMER STORMS WOMEN?S MARCH STAGE, CONFRONTS OCASIO-CORTEZ ABOUT TIES TO JEW HATERS
Laura Loomer

https://www.bitchute.com/video/nONyE-w6W00/


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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER THREE
« Reply #341 on: January 27, 2019, 10:12:28 pm »
2020 approaches  ....

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/01/25/95k-noncitizens-registered-to-vote-in-texas-say-state-officials/
95K Noncitizens Registered to Vote in Texas, Say State Officials
25 Jan 2019

The Office of the Texas Secretary of State (SOS) has discovered troubling figures ? roughly 95,000 individuals identified as non-U.S. citizens by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are registered to vote and, 58,000 of those, 61 percent, voted at least once, says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

?Every single instance of illegal voting threatens democracy in our state and deprives individual Texans of their voice,? said Paxton in a prepared statement released late Friday afternoon. ?
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In 2018, Paxton announced a significant voter fraud initiative, which addressed key problems and policies related to election law. The AG?s election fraud unit, with the assistance of a criminal justice grant from the office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, prosecuted 33 defendants for a total of 97 election fraud violations, including noncitizen voting cases.

In response to Paxton?s announcement, the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a national election integrity law firm, tweeted, ?The 95,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Texas ? 61 percent cast ballots. The Left pushed overly aggressive policies that exposed noncitizens to voter registration. Are their deportation risks worth it??
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Re: TRUMP'S AMERICA - YEAR NUMBER THREE- Venezeula
« Reply #342 on: January 29, 2019, 07:56:51 am »
USA demands from UN to recognize self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaid? as legitimate leader of that country !!!


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/26/european-leaders-ready-to-recognise-guaido-as-venezuelan-president

P.S. In Serbia, in the nineties there were numerous opposition protests against Slobodan Milosevic's rule, no one thought it was to be declared president or mayor on the street (and even when they won the election).