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It seems that those liberals can’t get past they lost the election because they had a scumbag candidate or that their lying isn’t acceptable anymore or they don’t have any new or original ideas. I mean, I could go on indefinitely and still not touch all the highlights. They just aren’t relevant anymore but none of them got the memo. They are still trying to link the election to the Russians and that is why they don’t have a scumbag liberal in the White House. The very minority whatever in the Senate wants everyone that President Trump has appointed to quit or resign or commit seppuku. The minority nobody in the House wants the same thing. At least the nobodies are on the same page.

So, with everything Trump is going through; trying to get his cabinet installed and his agenda moving, he has to address Congress, as all President’s do. General statements about how he is going to redo healthcare, build the military, and infrastructure, etc. Then he honors a Navy SEAL who gave his life on a recent mission. His wife was on hand to take the President’s gratitude. We have seen this scene before from other presidents. You would have thought the world came to an end. It didn’t take long for the liberal scumbag cockroaches to come out of the woodwork and weight in on this. Bill Mahr and Michael Moore to name a few. Why do these people still have a platform to spew this crap is beyond me. This is the America we need to rid ourselves of and get back to the decency of old. Unbelievable that this stuff exists today.

As usual from progs, Jorge Ramos offers up a steaming pile of lies about immigration:

All I want is for new immigrants to enjoy the same opportunities that I — and millions of others throughout American history — have received.

A lie. He wants illegal immigrants to have the same opportunities as those who came here legally. He admits this later:

Trump… refuses to even consider granting undocumented residents a path to citizenship.

Illegal immigrants already have a path to citizenship — the same one taken by the legal immigrants. There is absolutely no reason to give them another just because they broke the law.

Speaking of breaking the law, Ramos whines because

[Immigrants] who have committed “fraud … before a government agency” are to be deported as well — which presumably applies to any noncitizen who has ever used a fake driver’s license or made up a Social Security number in order to work.

Well, that is the law. All Trump wants to do — all the citizens want him to do — is enforce the law.

Señor Ramos, if you want to live in a country that does not enforce its laws, go back to México.

Remember the “Don’t Trust the Government” liberals of the 1960′s?

What the hell happened?

The “Don’t Trust the Government” liberals of the 1960′s have devolved into the “Cradle-to-Grave” liberals of the Twenty-First Century.

These liberals now want the central government in control of our healthcare, our retirement, and our schools. They want the government to tell us what guns we can buy, what cars we can buy, what gasoline we can buy, what light bulbs we can buy, and even what toilets we can buy. Today’s elite so-called “liberals” even move into gated communities and elect Home-Owners’ Associations to tell them what colors of paint they are allowed to use.

What happened?

Progs like to push the Minimum Wage as a way to reduce income inequality:

“It will reduce inequality. The question is how much and for whom. It’s not going to have a huge impact, but that’s because there’s no politically feasible policy that would have a big impact,” said poverty and fiscal expert Isabel Sawhill, co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution.
http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/15/news/economy/income-inequality-minimum-wage/

As the above article points out, increasing the Minimum Wage would not narrow the gap between the “one-percenters” and those making the Minimum Wage:

Consider the 5-figure paycheck of a janitor versus the 8-figure salary of a CEO. Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 from $7.25, as a leading proposal in Congress would do, wouldn’t narrow that chasm.

There’s also a big gap between those making 6-figures and the bazillionaires at the very top. A higher minimum wage can’t touch that.

What a higher Minimum Wage will do is tilt the balance between labor and automation in favor of automation. If the cost of hiring a teenager to sweep the floor gets too high, the owner will just buy a Roomba. On larger scales, except for Oregon and New Jersey, you just don’t see full-service gasoline stations any more. The Minimum Wage is too high to hire grease-monkeys. There are self-checkouts now in major grocery stores. Baggers? Fuggetaboutit.

The paradox is, the higher Minimum Wage goes, the higher productivity goes. Machines replace manual labor, so the productivity per remaining worker increases. Of course, the remaining workers do not see any commensurate increase in their wages. Why should he? He’s not the one putting his money down to buy the machines. The owners are. If a plowman could plow one acre a day walking behind a mule, and his employer buys a tractor with which he can plow ten acres a day sitting down, will his employer pay him ten times as much? Of course not. He might even pay less, because the work is not as difficult.

The result of a higher Minimum Wage, then, is fewer people employed and higher productivity, with the benefits of the higher productivity going to the owners.

Who are the owners?

The one-percenters.

The Age of Obama is over. Praise God.

Now, it is time to undo some of the damage. But it is easier to destroy than to create, so it will take time to undo the destruction Obama’s socialism has wrought.

Obamacare

Obamacare destroyed a lot of the health insurance market that was available to those who wanted to buy it. It will take some time to get that back. So, those who have policies now should be allowed to keep those policies, exactly as they are now, for three years. Full subsidy this year (changing that would amount to an ex post facto law, which would be unconstitutional), half subsidy next year, and no subsidy the year after that.

What to do with pre-existing conditions? Pre-existing conditions should be paid for by the policy in force when the condition was diagnosed. If I am changing auto insurance policies Monday, and have an accident Sunday, the policy in effect Sunday pays for it, not the one in effect Monday when I get the repairs done. Health insurance should work the same way.

Should those under twenty-five years of age be allowed on their parents’ insurance? That’s between you and your insurance company. As long as there is no fraud, the government should not interfere in private contracts.

Minimum Wage

The Minimum Wage had a horrible impact on Black employment.  After taking control of the House and Senate in 2007, the demonrats jacked up the Minimum Wage.  The new rate went into effect July 25th, 2007.  Black employment dropped in August. Coincidence?  I don’t think so.

Again, the government should not interfere in private contracts, including employment contracts.

One interesting argument for a higher Minimum Wage is that it results in increases productivity.  There is some merit to this argument, but it is so because it tilts the trade-off between labor and automation in favor of automation.  This is actually a Good Thing — if you are not one of those who become unemployed because your labor is no longer worth the new rate.  And it does take some time for that automation to come online.

The Supreme Court

As we have seen with Chief Supreme Roberts (“It’s not a tax, so we can rule on it; but it is a tax, so it’s constitutional.”), the Supremes can be a real crap-shoot.  Congress needs to start impeaching Supremes who make such absolutely outlandish rulings.  When a law explicitly says one thing, even specifying the section of code it refers to, and the Supremes rule that it means something else in an entirely different section of the code than the one specified, those Supremes need to be impeached.

No, we cannot blame Obama for Roberts, but we can blame him for a couple of the Supremes that signed onto those rulings.

Foreign Policy

Obama was the joke of the world, and he dragged this nation down with him.  We need to reaffirm our commitment to Israel, and move our embassy to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.  We need to commit our nation’s military to destroying radical Islam, including Iran and Libya, not appeasing it.

The Obama Administration completely screwed the pooch in Ukraine and Crimea.  By supporting a pro-European coup, we gave Putin the excuse to take the Crimea and the heavily Russian eastern part of the country.  I do not think there is any way to fix the damage they caused there.  Crimea’s being part of Ukraine never made sense anyway, and removing the ethnically Russian eastern parts of Ukraine will leave us with a more Euro-friendly Ukraine anyway, so maybe it’s better to just leave that as it is.

Illegal Immigration

First, they put Blacks out of work by jacking up the Minimum Wage, then they put more out of work by importing illegal workers who are hired for less.  Anyone hiring illegal immigrants should go to jail.  Require E-Verify.  If you hire an illegal immigrant without using E-Verify, you go to jail for the length of time of that person’s employment.  Hire two illegally for two years, you go to jail for four.  “Remittances” to people in foreign countries will be subject to the top Gift Tax rate — 40%. Use the proceeds to build a wall.  That is how Mexico will pay for it.

Illegal immigrants will be deported, and their assets seized.  “Dreamers” can stay and become citizens, but their parents must be deported.  Those who choose to leave with their deported parents will retain the right to return and become citizens.

I just can’t believe the audacity of this scumbag. Final days are waning fast and because he wants to have a hissy-fit about losing his legacy items (and there is nothing legacy about running America into the ground and ruining the economy) he has decided to commute Manning’s sentence of treason. The little boy-bitch should have been shot but instead he gets 35 years in prison for giving out published secret documents. Now he can get out in 4 months. I wonder if he still gets that crotch operation. I pity the drunk that takes that thing home with him from the bar. Obama has a litany of offenders he has pardon but not this guy. Although I don’t even condone this act, it seems a hefty price to pay for killing a predator who got a light sentence. Manning killed more people than this by his action. And let’s not forget the jihadi scum that will be released from GITMO within the next couple of days. More terror and innocent lives lost.

Maybe there is nothing we can do to an ex-President but I would be willing to bet that if the world court wanted to put him on trial for crimes against humanity, I think that Trump could be nudged to sign the extradition papers. Shoot. I would even volunteer to collect signatures on a petition to get that done. Every minute that he remains in office puts our country and the world in jeopardy.

Well, there is but 15 days before Obama is sent packing. Unfortunately he won’t be going back to Chicago because he wants to stay here to disrupt things in whichever way he can. Now if he is so good at community organizing and race relations, why NOT go back to Chi-town and straighten that cesspool out. All time high for shootings and murders. Place run-amok by his buddy Rahm. Just like with all American citizens Obama really doesn’t care. Here you have Negro teens and one adult torturing a Caucasian mentally disturbed teen and using Trump and his race as their provocation. Now Obama did say the video was sickening but he just got thru making a speech about how improved race relations have been since he has been in office. Making a statement like that is just as sickening to me as the video. Are we never going to change the education system? Are we never going to kick these people off the welfare rolls? Are we never going to go back to the family unit (that would be a MALE gender father and a FEMALE gender mother) as our bedrock for society? I have years ago stated my premonition of what the degrading of civilized America was going to look like and how it would show itself. There is a last straw here somewhere that will finally light this tinderbox. Is it already too late to fix things before they get out of hand? Don’t know but I would be guessing yes.