Message to the Congressional Left… Conform or Be Replaced

8 Mar 2017

Left threatens Trump-friendly senators with primary challengeThe Hill

Progressives are threatening primary challenges for Democratic lawmakers who don’t commit to full obstruction of President Trump’s agenda.


We Will Replace You is the most visible effort gearing up to back primary challenges from the left. Spearheaded by a group of progressives, including two former senior staffers on Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign, the group’s website includes a warning for Democrats looking to avoid a competitive primary race.

“Do everything you can to Resist Trump, or we will replace you with someone who will,” the group’s statement reads.

So much for doing what’s best for America. Well – if someone decided to line up with Trump – they better make sure their constituents are fully behind them.

Website: #wewillreplaceyou

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AG Sessions Met with Russian Envoy Twice

2 Mar 2017

Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not discloseWashington Post

When Sessions spoke with Kislyak in July and September, the senator was a senior member of the influential Armed Services Committee as well as one of Trump’s top foreign policy advisers.

Sounds as though Sessions was just doing his job in serving in the Armed Services Committee, and did not speak to Russia as part of the Trump campaign.

So far this is a bunch of piling on by The Swamp.  Unless there is some hard evidence of cheating, this continued yapping at the administration’s heels needs to stop.


Obama Signs “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act”

26 Dec 2016

So, we had a crisis created by the government claiming that Russia tampered with the election by hacking into email accounts (which has not been proven). This law was already in the works – probably waiting for an opportunity (real or fake) to add this into law.

Official Press Release – President Signs Portman-Murphy Counter-Propaganda Bill into Law

Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law

Long before the “fake news” meme became a daily topic of extensive conversation on such discredited mainstream portals as CNN and WaPo, H.R. 5181 would task the Secretary of State with coordinating the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors to “establish a Center for Information Analysis and Response,” which will pinpoint sources of disinformation, analyze data, and — in true dystopic manner — ‘develop and disseminate’ “fact-based narratives” to counter effrontery propaganda.

In short, long before “fake news” became a major media topic, the US government was already planning its legally-backed crackdown on anything it would eventually label “fake news.”

Fast forward to December 8, when the “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” passed in the Senate, quietly inserted inside the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report.

And now, following Friday’s Obama signing of the NDAA on Friday evening, the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act is now law.


And so, with the likes of WaPo having already primed the general public to equate “Russian Propaganda” with “fake news” (despite admitting after the fact their own report was essentially “fake”), while the US media has indoctrinated the public to assume that any information which is not in compliance with the official government narrative, or dares to criticize the establishment, is also “fake news” and thus falls under the “Russian propaganda” umbrella, the scene is now set for the US government to legally crack down on every media outlet that the government deems to be “foreign propaganda.”

Just like that, the US Ministry of Truth is officially born.


Report On Cabinet Over-Regulation

9 May 2016

Report: Ten Thousand Commandments

Noting the highlights….

•The federal regulatory cost reached $1.885 trillion in 2015.

•Federal regulation is a hidden tax that amounts to nearly $15,000 per U.S. household each year.

•In 2015, 114 laws were enacted by Congress during the calendar year, while 3,410 rules were issued by agencies. Thus, 30 rules were issued for every law enacted last year.

•Many Americans complain about taxes, but regulatory compliance costs exceed the $1.82 trillion that the IRS is expected to collect in both individual and corporate income taxes from 2015.

•Some 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions have 3,297 regulations in development at various stages in the pipeline.

•The top five federal rulemaking agencies account for 41 percent of all federal regulations. These are the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce, Interior, Health and Human Services, and Transportation.

•The 2015 Federal Register contains 80,260 pages, the third highest page count in its history. Of the seven all-time-highest Federal Register total page counts, six occurred under President Obama.

•The George W. Bush administration averaged 62 major regulations annually over eight years, while the Obama administration has averaged 81 major regulations annually over seven years.


Agencies do not answer to voters. Yet in a sense, regulators and the administration, rather than Congress, do the bulk of U.S. lawmaking. Years of unbudgeted growth of the federal regulatory enterprise are worrisome when no one can claim with certainty that regulatory benefits exceed costs. But agencies are not the only culprits. For too long, Congress has shirked its constitutional duty to make the tough calls. Instead, it delegates substantial lawmaking power to agencies and then fails to ensure that the regulations deliver benefits that exceed costs.110 Thus, agencies can hardly be the only ones faulted for suboptimal or damaging regulation or for not ensuring that only good rules get through.

The last paragraph appears in the last section, and is accurate in that the multitude of regulations are not routed through Congress as it should be. This is a good extensive report.


Study: Why The Federal Government Fails

29 Jul 2015

The study highlights five main problems…

  • Top Down Coercion
  • Lack of Knowledge
  • Political Incentives
  • Bureaucratic Incentives
  • Huge Size and Scope

Sometimes you just need a study to point out the obvious.


Left in Congress Tough on Those Entering The Country… Those Who Are Antigay

28 Jul 2015

Do we have laws, or can government just do what they want?

Apparently some countries are denying American ambassadors in their country if they have same sex spouses. So the left (+1 one righty) is sending a letter to John Kerry to deny visas to the spouses of diplomats from countries with antigay policies.

I wonder how many antigay illegals cross the southern border… I think we need to use the Border Patrol to question their gay beliefs before letting them roam free and break our immigration laws. Maybe we can slow down some of the illegal immigration issues we have and not allow the antigay illegals access to the country.


President Obama Creating Executive Orders

18 Aug 2014

Behind Closed Doors, Obama Crafts Executive Actions – NY Times

This is a red flag. I know on occasion that presidents create executive orders – in fact Obama has created less than Bush and Clinton even though he still has over two years to go, but the main problem is stated in the article…

Since then, the process of drafting what will likely be the only significant immigration changes of his presidency — and his most consequential use of executive power — has been conducted almost entirely behind closed doors, where lobbyists and interest groups invited to the White House are making their case out of public view.

Mr. Obama’s increasingly expansive appetite for the use of unilateral action on issues including immigration, tax policy and gay rights has emboldened activists and businesses to flock to the administration with their policy wish lists. It also has opened the president, already facing charges of executive overreach, to criticism that he is presiding over opaque policy-making, with the potential to reward political backers at the expense of other interests, including some on the losing side who are threatening to sue.

What should happen is people have Representatives and Senators that we appeal to for legislation. But now that President Obama has been creating legislation on his own… big money lobbyists and interest groups have gone straight to the White House to make their petitions.