Never forget that collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) demand increased poverty and lower standard of living for all. This is always the result of one of their premier calls for power. Marx said to bring about the transition to his classless society that is totally conforming and totally equal a steeply progressive income tax is critical. This has been the call of the Marxist/Progressive movement in the United Stats ever since the Income Tax Amendment was ratified in October of 1913. The original top rate was 7%. By the end of collectivist Woodrow Wilson’s first term the top rate was 67%. By the fifth anniversary of the Income tax Amendment the top rate was 77%. Collectivist FDR called for a top confiscation rate of 100%.
The candidates of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party and much of their membership insist that today’s top rates be raised to what is fair and just. They never define fair and just. Only collectivist FDR defined fair and just when he said 100% of anything over $25,000 (1942 dollars) should be taxed (confiscated).
What history has proven is that the higher the income tax rates go the more poverty a nation has, and the middle class dwindles. The lower the tax rates are the less poverty a nation has and a larger and more prosperous middle class in created.
The reason this happens is very simple. As tax rates are lowered, innovators and entrepreneurs have more investment capital. Innovators and entrepreneurs are builders. They do not need the funds to improve their standard of living so they put the funds to work creating and building. This is what John D. Rockefeller did when he grew the need for and uses of kerosene. This is what Andrew Carnegie did when he developed a less expensive way to manufacture a stronger steel. This is what Henry Ford did when he designed the assembly line. This is what Hewlett and Packard did when they went to work in the garage and developed business machines. This is what Xerox did when they developed the copy machine. This is what Bill Gates did when he began Microsoft. This is what countless numbers of Americans have done in big cities, regional cities, and rural areas throughout the United States since 1607 when Jamestown was founded.
What has happened with these innovations is that huge industries have developed. Because of the growth of the industry other small manufacturing companies have developed, other service businesses have started, small towns have developed, people have become a part of a prosperous middle class, poverty has been reduced because of the increased number of jobs, the standard of living for all increases, and what the collectivists (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive, Democrat – all virtually the same) hate happens. The need for government and dependence on government is greatly reduced. The need to proclaim that one is a victim and only government can rectify and bring justice, is greatly reduced. Independence and the demand for freedom from the enslaving dictates of government is greatly increased.
As the individual is empowered and understands it is better for themselves and all of society to be freed from an all empowered government that dictates how each individual is to live their lives and what their thoughts are to be, the power the collectivist desires is rejected. Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) believe government is the savior.
Prosperity and freedom are the result of the individual being empowered. The individual is empowered when they maintain and control the natural rights given to the individual of life, liberty, and property, which includes the individuals earnings. Less government always means greater prosperity. More government always means greater poverty.
BOTH OF OBAMA’S SELF ACCLAIMED ACHIEVEMENTS COULD BE ENDING – THAT IS GOOD FOR THE UNITED STATES AND FOR THE WORLDRead Now
Obama was able to force Obamacare through the legislative process by hook and by crook. Remember when Obama told McCain that elections have consequences and then Harry Reid violated the constitution that outlines that all tax and spending bills must originate in the house by saying the mandate was not a tax. Ironically the Obama regime argued that it was a tax when they stood before the Supreme Court and Roberts upheld that it was even though the words in the law clearly stated it was not.
Now the whole thing is coming to a head and it appears like Obamacare will be completely unraveled. A panel of federal appeals judges aggressively questioned whether Obamacare can survive during Tuesday afternoon oral arguments in a case that could upend the 2010 health care law.
Two Republican appointees on the three-judge panel frequently interrupted attorneys to question whether the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional and if not whether the entire law could stand without it. The ACA’s future appeared murky after two hours of oral arguments at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but it’s not clear if the judges were ready to uphold a federal judge’s earlier decision invalidating the law.
The other self-proclaimed achievement of the Obama regime was to sign the Iran “go ahead with your nuclear program” deal. Obama had supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt during the Muslim Spring. In order to enhance the Islamic Jihadist movement even more, Obama rescued Iran, the chief promoter of Islamic Terrorism, by removing the sanctions that were crippling Iran and the Islamic Terrorist movement. Obama then went ahead and signed the treaty that told Iran to go ahead with their nuclear program. Obama further aided the Islamic Terrorist movement by removing the hold on Iranian funds plus flying bundles of cash to them.
So much for this so-called Obama achievement as Trump properly said we the United States will no longer honor the one-sided Islamic terrorist treaty. In addition, Trump astutely noticed how well the sanctions had worked prior to Obama lifting them so Trump placed the sanctions on Iran again, added some additional sanctions, and is adding even more. The Iranian regime is showing signs of panic. The Iranian people are showing signs they have had enough of the terrorist sponsoring regime. It is becoming more and more clear that both Carter and Obama were wrong in supporting an Islamic terrorist sponsoring regime in Iran.
It will be good for the United States when Obamacare is completely dismantled. It will be good for the United States and the world when the Carter and Obama aided number one sponsor of Islamic terrorism is upended by the people of Iran. It will be good for the Untied States and the world when the so called great achievements of comrade Obama’s regime are gone.
Over the last several decades we have witnessed a very united Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party, especially during the time Pelosi has been Speaker. The last 18 months have been different. The difference has been the way AOC, Omar, and Talib, have been able to stay in the headlines. This has given the image that their ideas are popular. Perhaps they are, even though polls would indicate otherwise.
Nevertheless, Pelosi has been forced, or at least thinks she must bend the knee to this contingent. The contingent is calling for complete open borders, no limit on abortion including infanticide up to what age is yet to be defined, a Green New Deal that would revolutionize the United States while bankrupting the our country and subordinating our sovereignty to a Globalist dictatorship, universal healthcare, housing, income, to bring about total income equality, government control of all aspects of business including products sold, wages paid, benefits provided, and management makeup. This contingent is calling for a complete and total socialization of the United States.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is working to pacify her fractured caucus ahead of a three-week legislative sprint that threatens to further expose the divisions simmering among House Democrats.
Pelosi and her lieutenants have planned a series of votes this month to satisfy both wings of the party, desperate for a reset heading into the recess beginning in August as fallout from a messy border spending feud continues to roil the caucus.
The House could vote as soon as next week to hold two top Trump administration officials in criminal contempt over the 2020 census — a move designed, in part, to appease Democrats itching to launch impeachment proceedings against the president.
To further placate progressives, Pelosi unveiled a package of immigration bills on Tuesday that contains many of the priorities scrapped from the $4.6 billion humanitarian aid bill that left liberals fuming at the end of June. For moderates, the House plans to vote on election security legislation and a controversial resolution condemning the boycott movement against Israel.
In addition, other potentially dicey situations — including former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony next week and contentious budget negotiations — could derail Democratic leaders’ effort to preserve the peace.
The impact of this socialization of America has moved into the senate, many state governments including but not limited to California and New York, and to, what the left calls, the campaign for General Secretary (president) of the United States. Those Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) candidates for General Secretary are trying to see who can out Lenin Lenin who can out Marx Marx, who can out Stalin Stalin, who can out Mao Mao and on and on. So far they are all doing an incredible job.
The hard core of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party is dead set on nominating the candidate who moves farthest to the left. The real question seems to be if the rank and file of the Democrat party will support the candidate of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party. It looks like the candidates have a lot of lying and deceiving to do in order to get many to go along with their efforts to socialize the United States. The polls, at this point are not in their favor. Will Trump have an even larger victory this time around? Will the house swing back to the Republicans and the margin in the senate become larger? Time will tell, but it looks like AOC, Omar, and Talib, wittingly or unwittingly, are doing their best to aid that happening. That would be very positive for the United States and yes even for all those who so vehemently oppose Trump.
Jerry Nadler is without doubt one of the most stubborn people in congress, perhaps anywhere. He knows if he keeps looking the needle will be found. Anti-Trumpers Mueller, Weismann, and the other members of the Special Council seeking to undue the election concluded in their report that there was no collusion and no obstruction. They apparently knew this perhaps even before Mueller was appointed by his pal Rosenstein. I suppose if they continue their political schemes it will keep them from proposing Marxist legislation, so that is good.
Nadler, if you are really interested in learning what happened during the campaigns of 2016, I would suggest you call Christopher Steele, the Ohr’s, McCabe, Strzok, Hillary, Hillary’s campaign staff, and their friends.
Concerning separation at the border, all you have to do is introduce a bill and then pass it and send it to the senate that repeals the law you helped pass during the Clinton years that requires separation. While you are at it, you could also pass a bill that provide funds for a border wall, stop chain migration, and correct the other flaws in our immigration system. I know that would not get you any kudos on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, or MSNBC, but you would be doing something very positive for the country. Sorry Nadler, I forgot you are a member of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party who could care less about what is good for the country, but is only concerned with taking power and fundamentally transforming the United States from a free and independent people to a Marxist totalitarian state.
The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday to authorize subpoenas for documents and testimony from a slew of current and former Trump administration officials in connection with the committee’s investigation into alleged obstruction of justice.
The committee is also scheduled to move to authorize subpoenas for documents and testimony from current and former Trump administration officials related to the administration’s immigration policies and the separation of migrant families at the U.S. southern border.
“For months, we have held hearings and sent letters to the agencies of jurisdiction involved with implementing a catastrophic and inhumane family separation policy at the Southern border. Many questions remain and it is past time for a full accounting of this policy and practice,” Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said in a statement Tuesday.
“The Committee will also move forward with our efforts to request information from critical witnesses as part of our ongoing investigation into obstruction, corruption and abuse of power by the President and his associates,” Nadler said.
In connection with the obstruction probe, the committee will vote to authorize subpoenas for 12 current and former White House and Trump campaign officials and Trump associates, according to text of the resolution that will be marked up on Thursday.
Those include Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former White House chief of staff John Kelly, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein.
I am perhaps like most Americans and view soccer as the rest of the worlds sport, or perhaps as the rest of the world views our football. Soccer has certainly grown in popularity in the United States and on Saturdays around the country our parks are filled with youth soccer. The United States Women’s soccer team shows that this growth has not been limited to boys.
I tried to watch as many of the United States Women’s soccer matches in the World Cup as I could. I was impressed with the skills, the stamina, and the desire of not only the United States Women but of all the women throughout the world. They are good.
The United States team was a team without a star in that they had no weaknesses. For some reason, and we know the reason, Rapinoe is heralded as the star. She is good but no better than Morgan or Heath. In the final Rapinoe was acclaimed as the goal scorer because she kicked the penalty kick, but it was the play of Morgan that drew the penalty. Perhaps the individual who works so hard, as did Morgan, to draw the penalty, they should take the penalty kick.
How does a person overlook the play of Rose Lavelle? It seemed like she was very instrumental in every game, both on offense and defense. She just never seemed to get tired. She also had so many great outlet feeds to both Rapinoe and Heath. She easily could have been the most valuable, but she apparently is not outspoken, she just played great soccer.
The entire defense played outstanding soccer. They shut down the offense of the other team and kept possession in control of the Americans. Their effort was absolutely outstanding.
The team was truly outstanding, and the coaching seemed to be excellent. Congratulations. You all deserve it.
So far as equal pay is concerned, who can argue with it. The women play the same length of games as the men. The women should receive the same per centage of pay as the men. They both bring in receipts to their individual organizations, mostly receipts from advertisers and promoters. It would seem fair that the same percentage is applied to the total receipts for player compensation. Rather than using a socialist formula as promoted by Karl Marx, the amount received is based on some contrived definition of need so all would be equal based on dollars, use the capitalist approach and apply the per cent to the amount produced. If the women produce $1000 and the men produce $500, twice as much would go to the women as opposed to the men. This would be how Americans define equal pay. The United States Women’s Soccer team is an American team, so American values should be applied.
Joe Biden is trying to set a record for a prohibitive front runner to become an also ran and then a drop out of a presidential race for health reasons candidate. It appeared Biden was questioning if he should or should not get into the race, and it seems like the should not have was the right decision. That decision was correct, not because of using his position to help his son become wealthy while he was Vice President, but because Joe is so used to saying anything, he thinks is proper at the time regardless of facts. Joe is known for his gaffes, and that is not by accident.
Many, of course not those in the mainstream media or Washington D.C. swamp, thought Joe’s exploitation of his position of Vice President to help his son land extremely lucrative contracts from China and Ukraine would be his downfall. The mainstream media and Washington D.C. swamp were not concerned about this flagrant abuse of power; after all they had covered for Hillary selling Uranium to the Russians for huge contributions to her foundation, they could certainly cover for Joe. And they have.
What the mainstream media and Washington D.C. swamp could not and can not cover up is Joe Biden being Joe Biden. His pathetic performance on the debate stage was there for the world to see, and they did. Joe was not sure what he should support. Should he be a Marxist/Progressive candidate like so many of the others were including but not limited to Warren, Sanders, Booker, Harris, and so forth or should he try to be a Kennedy Democrat which is no longer accepted in the modern Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party. Joe did not know and everybody who watched his performance knew it.
Now we have Joe Biden making another of his so-called gaffes for which he is so famous. In an interview over the weekend, Joe trying to be his tough self, as when he said he would slap President Trump across the face for being a bully, Biden said, "Look at what's happening with Putin. While Putin is trying to undo our elections, he is undoing elections in Europe. Look at what's happening in Hungary, look what's happening in Poland, look what's happening. You think that would happen on my watch or Barack's watch? You can't answer that, but I promise it wouldn't have, and it didn't."
The elections in Europe to which Biden refers were won by conservatives, those Putin would oppose. I imagine Biden would include Greece in this category after yesterday’s election. But, Uncle Joe, the past two and a half years have been about the Russian involvement in the Untied States election of November 2016. That was when “Barrack” and you were on watch. The interference took place from mid-2015 on ward and “Barrack” knew about it and told Susan Rice to have her people stand down because he believed the interference would benefit Clinton. “Barrack” and apparently you also knew about the flagrant misuse of power “Barracks" and your CIA, FBI, NSA, and DOJ were performing.
It is for all these reasons Biden you are quickly becoming an also ran. It seems you are on pace to be gone from the race by Labor Day. It will be interesting to hear what medical condition will have forced you to leave the race. Anybody who has followed your career will know the real reason for your fall from the pinnacle will be mostly because of Joe Biden. The rest of the reason will be because your party, the Marxist/Progressive Party, has become a collectivist (Marxist, communist, socialist, progressive – all virtually the same) party, and Biden as inept and unfair as you have been through the years, you are not one of Obama’s devoted comrades.
You will have a nice retirement in your new mansion enjoying your wealth thanks to the Chinese and the Ukrainians, but mostly thanks to the mainstream media and the Washington D.C. swamp who protected your inadequacies through the years because they knew they could always count on Uncle Joe to protect them and promote them.
To live constantly hating everything must be difficult. Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are the party that hates.
They hate the country in which they live simply because it is a country that believes everybody has a right to their own ideas and can voice and write about those ideas. That is correct, we are not and hopefully will never become the classless society of Karl Marx, to which the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) aspire, and all conform to the same ideology. That my friends will always bring tyranny.
They hate the flag that represents freedom and independence. These people believe they are showing their righteous hatred when they gather and hold a ceremony burning the flag that represents their right to express their ideas. If they were living under the flag they desire, the one with a hammer and sickle, they would be imprisoned or eliminated. Are they expressing righteous indignation or righteous stupidity?
They hate the President of the United States. They hate the individual who is responsible for them to be able to continue to voice their hatred for all that is freedom and independence. They hate the individual whose election helped prevent the previous DOJ, FBI, CIA, and NSA from becoming the KGB or the Gestapo. Because they refuse to study or understand history, they do not realize that the very form of government they advocate starts to eliminate people like them who become threats to the tyranny they helped to institute.
The hate all white men. They view all white men as being the source of all their problems while at the same time telling all that they believe in diversification and believe all should be honored regardless of their race, creed, or sex or lack thereof.
They hate all females, blacks, Hispanics, or Asians who disagree with their philosophy of tolerance and inclusiveness. I know, I do not understand it either, but I have heard Marxist/Progressives (Democrats), through contorted and convoluted explanations rationalize that it makes sense.
The hate all who protect the public from the thugs and misfits their social justice schemes have created. Now this makes sense. Remember it is the goal of the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) party to destroy the current social system so that they can build anew their totally classless, conforming, and equal society as they attempt to complete the fundamental transformation of the United States from a free and independent society to a Marxist totalitarian society ruled and controlled by the “Dictatorship of the Proletariat.” As you listen to the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) aspiring to become the General Secretary of that Dictatorship, you can hear all the hatred and resentment they possess for any who would believe that they were created equal and that they do have an “individual” right to life, liberty, property, and pursuit of happiness as endowed to them by the Creator.
This is what the Marxist/Progressives hate most, that this country, flag, President, founders, and Freedom Loving Americans believe that we are all free and independent individuals and not servants, serfs, and slaves to a sovereign government; the very system from which we revolted.
That would mean that Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are haters and regressors, haters of all that is free and independent, regressors taking us back to the days of total government control over the people. Perhaps we should revise their name and more appropriately call them the Marxist/Regressive/Hater (Democrat) Party.
I had to wish both above so I could include both the Freedom Loving Americans and the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats).
Freedom Loving American, enjoy this day of celebrating that typically ends with a patriotic fireworks display. Take a moment to honor the flag of the nation that began understanding that government is the enemy of freedom. Take a moment to remember those who gave their lives so we could be free starting with the skirmishes at Concord and Lexington right up to the present day. Mostly, remember that to remain fee is a never-ending battle so be a Freedom Loving American that daily spreads brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.
Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) enjoy the celebrations that occur on July 4th. Participate and ooh and ah at the fireworks for all to enjoy. Please, however, in respect for those Freedom Loving Americans who are celebrating independence, do not burn a flag, do not dishonor those who were willing to give their all for independence, even though you believe in government tyranny. Please do not encourage Antifa to attack and harm peaceful Freedom Loving Americans, even though they are celebrating exactly what you despise; freedom from the tyranny of government.
Marxist/Progressives (Democrats), this is a suggestion. Perhaps you might say thank you to Freedom Loving Americans because they understand that our freedom and independence means that you have the freedom to demean and condemn the independence they are celebrating. Even though the Freedom Loving American disagrees with you, they will defend your right to freedom of speech and thought even though they know that same courtesy will not be reciprocated.
FREEDOM LOVING AMERICANS HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
MARXIST/PROGRESSIVE (DEMOCRATS) HAPPY JULY 4TH
Some thoughts we should ponder as we look forward to the fireworks and parties would include, what is independence, what is tyranny, and what do we want. We must remember that our nation was founded because we wanted to be independent and free from the tyranny of government. The less government the greater is our independence, the more government the greater is their tyranny.
It is common today to hear the comment that the government should fix this and that. We even have those who would believe the government should regulate the size of airline seats, the size of a cup of soda, what a student can say on a college campus, how we are to refer males and females, and the list is endless. Is this independence or is this tyranny?
The definition of being independent is to be free from outside control; not depending on another's authority.
The definition of tyranny is unlimited authority or use of power, or a government which exercises such power without any control or limits.
We have many calls for more and more government authority and power over our lives today. This is in fact calls for tyranny. We were warned about tyranny and forsaking our freedom.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. Thomas Jefferson
It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles - the oppression of tyranny - to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them. Abraham Lincoln
I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution. George Washington
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. Montesquieu
As you celebrate July 4th, remember what we are celebrating is independence from a tyrannical government who had determined it was their right to tell us how we were to live our lives and what our thoughts were to be. We are celebrating the independence from the constraints of big government for the independence that is provided under a limited government. Then have a quiet moment with yourself and ask yourself if you are supporting polices and candidates who advocate for the independence afforded under a limited government or polices and candidates who advocate for the tyranny big government. Are you celebrating Independence Day supporting independence or are you celebrating July 4th while supporting the tyranny of big government?
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.