President Trump Accomplishments

Is president Trump kicking some butt, or what?

Considering how many professional politicians work very hard to prevent The Pres from implementing his agenda, a lot has been done so far. Of course, President Trump supporters would be much happier if security problems on our southern border and illegal emigration, in general, were taken care of. Unfortunately, the constant engagement of proponents of open borders in sabotaging the security of our country is significantly slowing down the President’s efforts to control who is entering The United States.

What’s funny about the entire southern border situation is that (as a result of Pres. Trump’s threat of imposing tariffs on Mexican export to the US ) Mexican government is doing more to secure our southern border then our own Congress does. Try to figure that one out…


IGNITING A HISTORIC ECONOMIC BOOM: President Trump’s pro-growth policies are unleashing economic growth and providing opportunities to workers across the country.

  • Due to President Trump’s pro-growth policies, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth exceeded 3 percent over the last four quarters.
    • Real GDP grew at annual rates of 3.4 percent in the third quarter of 2018 and 4.2 percent in the second quarter.
  • More than 5 million jobs have been created since President Trump’s election and the unemployment rate remains below 4 percent.
    • This is the eighth time this year that the unemployment rate has been below 4 percent.
    • Prior to this year, the unemployment rate had fallen below 4 percent only five times since 1970.
    • The unemployment rate for African Americans in May fell to 5.9 percent, which is the lowest rate on record.
    • Asian and Hispanic-American unemployment rates have reached record lows this year.
  • Initial weekly jobless claims have hit a nearly 50-year low under President Trump.
  • Under President Trump, job openings outnumber the unemployed for the first time on record.
  • Recently, more than two-thirds of Americans rated “now” as a good time to find a quality job, tying a record high in a poll by Gallup.
  • Americans are seeing more money in their pockets thanks to the booming economy.
    • In recent months, workers have seen their largest nominal year over year wage growth in nearly a decade.
    • In 2017, real median household income rose to a post-recession high.
  • President Trump’s policies are helping to lift Americans out of poverty.
    • African-American and Hispanic-American poverty rates reached record lows of 21.2 percent and 18.3 percent, respectively, in 2017.
    • Since the election, 4.6 million Americans have been lifted off of food stamps.
  • Consumer confidence has soared under President Trump, recently reaching an 18-year high.
  • President Trump is delivering on his promise to bring back American manufacturing.
    • The National Association of Manufacturers’ Outlook Index had the highest annual average in its history over the past year.
    • Manufacturing added 284,000 jobs in 2018, the most added in a year since 1997
  • Small Business optimism jumped to a record high under President Trump, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
    • The NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index broke a 35-year record in August.
  • President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, ushering in the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in American history.
  • These tax cuts are delivering real results for American families and workers.
    • More than 6 million workers received tax cut bonuses and benefits.
    • More than 100 utility companies have announced lower rates.
  • President Trump is ensuring American workers receive the training and education they need to compete in today’s economy.
    • President Trump signed an executive order establishing the National Council for the American worker.
    • More than 185 companies and associations have signed our “Pledge to America’s Workers,” promising more than 6.4 million new training and career opportunities.
    • The President signed legislation that reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, making more than $1 billion available for career education programs.
  • President Trump has prioritized the economic empowerment of women.
    • The women’s unemployment rate recently reached its lowest rate in 65 years.
    • The Small Business Administration lent approximately $500 million more in capital to women-owned businesses in 2017 compared to 2016.
    • The Administration helped launch the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, which could leverage more than $1 billion to support women entrepreneurs.

ROLLING BACK RED TAPE: President Trump is rolling back costly regulations that have burdened hardworking Americans and stifled innovation.

  • President Trump has followed through on and exceeded his promise to roll back two regulations for every new one created.
    • President Trump’s Administration surpassed the 2:1 ratio in 2018, eliminating 12 regulations for every new one in 2018.
    • In 2017, the Trump Administration eliminated 22 regulations for every new one.
  • Since taking office, President Trump’s deregulation efforts have achieved $33 billion in regulatory savings.
    • In 2018, these efforts alone delivered $23 billion in benefits to American families and business owners.
  • President Trump has signed 16 Congressional Review Act resolutions into law, eliminating burdensome Obama-era rules and regulations.
  • President Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, which would have harmed America’s economy and cost American workers millions of jobs.
  • President Trump signed an executive order to streamline the permitting process for infrastructure projects with a goal of cutting approval time from up to 10 years to an average of 2 years.
  • President Trump signed legislation to roll back burdensome Dodd-Frank regulations that harmed community banks.

NEGOTIATING BETTER DEALS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: President Trump is negotiating fair and balanced trade deals that protect American industries and workers.

  • President Trump negotiated a new trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico to replace the disastrous and outdated North American Free Trade Agreement.
    • Once enacted by Congress, the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) will better serve the interests of American workers and businesses.
    • USMCA will incentivize billions of dollars in auto and auto parts production in the United States and create a freer and fairer market for American agriculture.
    • USMCA also includes the strongest-ever provisions on labor, environmental, digital, and intellectual property protections to reflect the realities of the 21st century economy.
  • The President renegotiated the United States–Korea Free Trade Agreement to preserve and grow jobs in the American auto industry and increase American exports.
  • The United States and Japan are set to begin negotiations on a United States–Japan Trade Agreement.
  • President Trump is establishing a new trade relationship with the European Union (EU), working toward the elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers to transatlantic trade.
  • President Trump has established a Trade and Investment Working Group to lay the groundwork for post-Brexit trade with the United Kingdom (UK) and has notified Congress of his intent to negotiate a free trade agreement with the UK.
  • This year, President Trump filed a withdrawal notification with the Universal Postal Union, launching a one-year negotiation to secure fair international postal rates for American mailers.
  • President Trump has expanded market access for American agricultural producers.
    • Argentina has opened to American pork and beef, Brazil to American beef, Japan to lamb and Idaho chipping potatoes, South Korea to American poultry, and more.
    • The Administration authorized $12 billion to aid farmers affected by unfair retaliatory tariffs.
    • The Trump Administration has begun the process to expand the sale of E15, or gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol, to year round.
  • Under President Trump, the United States will no longer accept bad trade deals and unfair trade practices that harm American workers and industries.
    • One of the President’s first actions after taking office was withdrawing the United States from the terrible Trans-Pacific Partnership, which incentivized outsourcing.
    • In 2017, the Administration oversaw 82 antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
  • President Trump is holding China accountable for its unfair trade practices, such as the theft of intellectual property, by imposing tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods.
    • Following President Trump’s successful meeting with President Xi in Buenos Aires, both agreed to conduct negotiations over 90 days to address the United States concerns.
  • American steel and aluminum jobs are coming back following President Trump’s tariffs to protect domestic industries that are vital to national security.
  • President Trump imposed tariffs to protect American-made washing machines and solar products that were hurt by import surges.

UNLEASHING AMERICAN ENERGY: President Trump is rolling back costly and burdensome regulations to unleash America’s incredible energy resources.

  • After years of stifling regulation under the last Administration, President Trump is unleashing America’s energy potential.
  • America is the largest crude oil producer in the world and production has hit a record high.
  • President Trump’s policies are helping to boost American energy exports.
    • The Administration has streamlined Liquefied Natural Gas terminal permitting.
    • In 2017, the United States became a net natural gas exporter for the first time in 60 years.
    • American coal exports increased by more than 60 percent in 2017.
  • President Trump is expanding access to our country’s abundant natural resources.
    • The President signed legislation to open up energy exploration in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge.
    • In July 2018, the Department of the Interior announced it would hold the largest oil and gas lease sale in history.
  • In 2017, the Administration approved construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and the cross border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • The Administration issued permits for the New Burgos Pipeline that will export American petroleum products to Mexico.
  • The President has ended the war on coal, cutting Obama-era regulations such as the “Stream Protection Rule” which was estimated to cost industries $81 million a year.
  • President Trump is replacing the Clean Power Plan, a flawed Obama-era regulation that the Supreme Court ordered halted.
  • President Trump rescinded the hydraulic fracturing rule, which was expected to cost the oil and gas industry $32 million per year.
  • The Trump Administration curbed the burdensome Obama-era rule on methane, saving American energy developers hundreds of millions of dollars in regulatory costs.

EXPANDING OPTIONS FOR QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE:President Trump is expanding access to affordable healthcare choices and taking action to lower drug prices.

  • President Trump’s Administration is working to provide Americans with affordable alternatives to Obamacare.
  • The Administration expanded short-term, limited duration health insurance plans that are expected to be nearly 50 percent cheaper than unsubsidized Obamacare plans.
  • President Trump has expanded association health plans, allowing more employers to join together across State lines and affordably offer coverage to their employees.
  • The Administration proposed a reform to Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) regulations that will give consumers more freedom to purchase benefits that fit their needs.
    • Roughly 800,000 employers are expected to provide HRAs for more than 10 million employees once the rule finalized.
  • Americans have more healthcare freedom thanks to the President signing legislation that ended Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty.
  • While healthcare premiums had been steadily increasing as a result of Obamacare, the average benchmark exchange premium will decline for the first time in 2019 thanks to President Trump’s policies.
    • Next year, Americans will benefit from more insurer participation on the exchanges.
  • Medicare Advantage plans offer more benefit options than ever before, and average premiums in 2019 will be 6 percent lower than in 2018.
  • President Trump launched an unprecedented campaign to drive down drug prices, leading more than a dozen drug manufactures to enact price freezes, reductions, or rollbacks.
    • In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a record number of generic drugs, breaking the previous record set by the Administration in 2017.
    • The FDA’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 generic drug approvals are expected to bring nearly $9 billion in savings in 2017 alone.
    • President Trump signed legislation eliminating contractual gag clauses that stopped pharmacists from informing patients about lower drug prices.
  • The President put forth an initiative to stop global freeloading that drives up prices for American patients.
  • The Administration provided Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans with new negotiating tools to drive down drug costs for American patients.
  • The Administration implemented reforms to the amount Medicare pays hospitals for drugs that are purchased under the 340B program, saving seniors $320 million in 2018.
  • President Trump signed “Right to Try” legislation to expand access to experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE CRISIS NEXT DOOR: President Trump mobilized his entire Administration to combat the opioid crisis that has devastated communities across the country.

  • President Trump launched an Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand, introducing new measures to confront the driving forces behind this crisis.
  • The President signed the landmark SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, the largest and most comprehensive legislative package addressing a single drug crisis in history.
  • The President helped secure a record $6 billion in funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
  • The Administration provided more than $2 billion in grants in 2018 to help States, territories, tribes, and local communities prevent and treat opioid abuse.
  • The Administration pursued scientific solutions to prevent and treat addiction through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative.
  • The President launched a national public awareness campaign about the dangers of opioid addiction and youth opioid usage.
  • Last year, President Trump created a Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which recommends ways to tackle the opioid crisis.
  • The Administration declared the opioid crisis a nationwide Public Health Emergency in 2017.
  • President Trump is working to cut off the flow of deadly opioids into our country and to disrupt the networks that distribute them to our communities.
    • The Administration secured first-ever indictments against Chinese nationals for fentanyl trafficking.
    • The Department of Justice (DOJ) launched a surge to target fentanyl and heroin dealers in the districts with the most severe overdose death rates.
    • The DOJ formed a Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement team and shut down the biggest Darknet distributor of drugs.
  • Last year, the DOJ announced the largest healthcare fraud takedown in history, arresting more than 120 defendants with opioid-related crimes.
  • The President launched a Safer Prescribing Plan that seeks to cut nationwide opioid prescription fills by one-third within three years.
  • The Administration has led four National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days, collecting a record-breaking 1,837 tons of expired and unneeded prescription drugs.

STANDING UP FOR THE SANCTITY OF LIFE AND PROTECTING RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: The President is committed to defending the right to life and religious liberty.

  • Shortly after taking office, President Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy.
  • President Trump defunded a United Nations (UN) agency for colluding with China’s brutal program of forced abortion and sterilization.
  • The Administration withdrew guidance that constrained State’s ability to exclude family-planning providers that provide abortion services from the Medicaid program.
  • The Trump Administration proposed new regulations to ensure Title X family planning funding does not go to projects that perform, support, or refer patients for abortion.
  • The Trump Administration issued regulations establishing new or expanded exemptions from the Obamacare contraceptive mandate based on religious beliefs or moral convictions.
  • In 2017, the President issued an executive order to promote free speech and religious liberty.

KEEPING AMERICAN COMMUNITIES SAFE: President Trump has made clear that his first responsibility is to protect the safety and security of Americans.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation data shows violent crime decreased under President Trump’s watch in 2017, following two consecutive years of increases.
  • United States Attorneys indicted the most violent criminals on record last year.
  • Last year, the DOJ announced nearly $100 million in grant funding to hire hundreds of additional law enforcement officers.
  • President Trump is cracking down on the vile MS-13 gang that has brought violence to communities across the country.
    • In 2017, the DOJ worked with international partners to arrest and charge approximately 4,000 MS-13 members.
    • Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations arrested nearly 800 MS-13 members and associates in FY 2017, an 83 percent increase from the prior year.
  • President Trump signed an executive order to restore State and local law enforcement’s access to surplus equipment that can be used to help keep our communities safe.
  • President Trump enhanced and updated the Project Safe Neighborhoods program.
  • The DOJ announced the creation of the National Public Safety Partnership in 2017, launching a cooperative initiative with cities to reduce violent crime.
  • President Trump signed legislation to improve the Federal firearm background check system and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals.
  • President Trump signed the First Step Act, which includes bipartisan reforms to make our Federal justice system fairer and our communities safer.
    • The First Step Act will help prepare inmates to successfully rejoin society, reducing recidivism and improving community safety.
    • This legislation includes commonsense sentencing reforms that will make our Federal justice system fairer while keeping violent criminals and sex offenders off our streets.

ENFORCING OUR LAWS AND SECURING OUR BORDERS: From the first day of his Administration, President Trump has worked to uphold the rule of law and secure our borders.

  • President Trump released an immigration framework that would fix our broken immigration system through merit-based reform and provide the resources needed to secure our border.
    • This includes closing the legal loopholes that enable illegal immigration, ending chain migration, and eliminating the visa lottery.
  • President Trump secured funding to begin building the wall and construction has already begun in areas along the southern border.
  • President Trump deployed the military to assist in securing the southern border.
  • President Trump and his Administration took action to require aliens seeking asylum to go to a port of entry to make their claim.
  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended 17,256 criminals and 1,019 gang members in FY 2018.
  • ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 158,581 aliens in FY 2018, an 11 percent increase from FY 2017.
    • 90 percent of those arrested had criminal convictions, pending charges, or had been issued final orders of removal.
  • ICE ERO increased removals by 13 percent in FY 2018 to 256,086, the majority of whom were convicted criminals.
    • Removals of convicted criminal aliens increased by 14 percent from FY 2017.
    • Nearly 6,000 known or suspected gang members were removed in FY 2018, a 9 percent increase from FY 2017.
  • The Department of Justice prosecuted a record number of criminal immigration offenses in FY 2018, and increased the number of prosecutions for illegal entry by 84 percent over FY 2017.
  • Immigration courts are now completing more cases than at any point since 2011
  • President Trump kept his promise by launching the office of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) within the Department of Homeland Security.
  • The Administration has more than doubled the number of jurisdictions participating in the 287(g) program, which enables State and local law enforcement to aid immigration enforcement.
  • President Trump has made our country safer by ordering the enhanced vetting of individuals entering from countries that do not meet our security standards.
    • These procedures were upheld in a June 2018 Supreme Court ruling.

REBUILDING AMERICA’S MILITARY FORCE: President Trump is rebuilding our military and defending America’s interests across the world.

  • President Trump ended the devastating defense cuts of the past Administration and has secured historic investments to rebuild our military.
    • President Trump signed legislation providing $700 billion for defense in FY 2018 and $716 billion in FY 2019.
  • President Trump is supporting America’s men and women in uniform, securing the largest military pay raise in nearly a decade.
  • The President issued a new National Security Strategy to keep America safe from all threats.
    • The Administration has also released new strategies specific to cybersecurity, biodefense, counterterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction terrorism.
  • President Trump directed the first whole-of-government assessment of United States manufacturing and defense supply chains since the Eisenhower Administration.
  • President Trump initiated the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, improving United States deterrence policy and existing capabilities to counter nuclear threats.
  • President Trump empowered our military commanders with broad authority in order to take the fight to ISIS, and the results are clear.
    • ISIS has lost nearly all of its territory, more than half of which has been liberated since President Trump took office.
    • All of ISIS’ territory in Iraq was successfully liberated.
    • ISIS’ self-proclaimed capital city Raqqah has been recaptured.
  • ISIS’ territorial caliphate has been defeated and President Trump has announced that he is bringing America’s troops in Syria home.
  • President Trump announced a new Iran strategy to confront all of Iran’s malign activities and withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran nuclear deal.
    • All sanctions that had been lifted or waived under the Iran deal have been reimposed.
    • The Administration has sanctioned more than 160 individuals tied to the regime’s support of terrorism, ballistic missile program, human rights abuses, and more.
  • President Trump took decisive military action to respond to the barbaric use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime.
    • President Trump directed strikes in response to the regime’s chemical weapons attacks in April 2017 and April 2018.
    • The Trump Administration has also rolled out sanctions targeting those tied to Syria’s chemical weapons program.
  • President Trump is strengthening America’s cyber defense and directed the elevation of the United States Cyber Command into a major warfighting command.
  • The President announced that the Department of Defense will work to create a Space Force to serve as an independent branch of the United States military.

RESTORING AMERICAN LEADERSHIP ABROAD: President Trump is restoring American leadership on the world stage and advancing an America first agenda.

  • President Trump held an historic summit with Chairman Kim Jong-Un, bringing beginnings of peace and denuclearization to the Korean Peninsula.
    • Since the summit, the leaders have exchanged letters and high-level officials from both countries have met.
    • Because of the President’s actions, North Korea has halted nuclear and missile tests.
    • The remains of POW/MIA service members from the Korean War are being returned to the United States.
  • Prior to the summit, President Trump’s leadership helped secure the passage of historic UN sanctions on North Korea.
  • President Trump followed through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American embassy there.
  • President Trump withdrew the United States from the UN Human Rights Council due to its bias against Israel.
  • The Administration made clear that it does not accept the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction over Americans and will continue to protect America’s sovereignty.
  • President Trump has successfully advocated for cutting waste at the UN.
    • Changes made to the organization’s structure allowed the UN to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from their budget, while making the organization more efficient.
  • The President’s leadership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has encouraged members to increase their defense spending and realign the Alliance’s priorities.
    • In 2017 alone, there was an increase of more than 4.8 percent in defense spending among NATO allies.
    • President Trump convinced the Alliance to strengthen counterterrorism activities, and NATO formally joined the coalition to defeat ISIS.
  • President Trump’s Administration is working to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific through investments and partnerships.
  • President Trump has imposed tough sanctions on the corrupt regimes in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua.
  • President Trump has taken tough action to combat Russia’s malign activities, including Russia’s efforts to undermine United States elections.
    • The Administration has imposed sanctions on more than 200 individuals and entities related to Russia’s destabilizing activities.
    • The Trump Administration has enhanced support for Ukraine’s defense by stepping up sales of weapons to its military.
  • The Trump Administration has secured the release of numerous American citizens held abroad, including Pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkey, Josh Holt from Venezuela, and more.
  • President Trump attended G20 summits in Argentina and Germany, where he promoted American First policies and encouraged closer cooperation.
  • In 2017, President Trump conducted tours through Asia to promote America’s interests.

HONORING AMERICA’S COMMITMENT TO OUR VETERANS: President Trump is honoring America’s commitment to our veterans by ensuring they receive the quality care they have earned.

  • President Trump secured a record $73.1 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide quality medical care for our veterans.
    • This funding included $8.6 billion for mental health services, $400 million for opioid abuse prevention, $206 million for suicide prevention, and more.
  • The President signed the VA MISSION Act, revolutionizing that VA healthcare system and reforming numerous services for our veterans.
    • This legislation will consolidate and reform existing programs to give eligible veterans better access to healthcare providers in their communities.
    • Thanks to this legislation, eligible veterans will have access to walk-in community clinics that offer immediate, local care.
  • President Trump and his Administration have expanded access to telehealth services for veterans, including through the “Anywhere to Anywhere” VA health care initiative.
  • President Trump issued an executive order requiring the Administration to improve access to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources for veterans.
  • President Trump signed the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, making it easier to fire failing employees and protect whistleblowers.
    • Under President Trump, the VA has removed, demoted, or suspended more than 4,300 employees for poor performance.
  • President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, streamlining the process used by veterans when appealing benefits claims.
  • President Trump fulfilled his promise to create a new White House VA Hotline to provide veterans with 24/7 support.
  • The VA is providing veterans with online access to wait time and quality of care data.
  • The President signed the Forever GI Bill, providing veterans, service members, and their families with enhanced education benefits.
  • Last year, programs at the VA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development helped more than 51,000 veterans find permanent housing and access supportive services.

TRANSFORMING GOVERNMENT: President Trump has followed through on his pledge to transform the Federal Government and increase accountability and transparency.

  • President Trump’s Administration submitted a plan to reorganize the executive branch in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • In a historic show of transparency and accountability, the Trump Administration completed the Department of Defense’s first ever audit.
  • The President implemented a five-year ban on lobbying for White House employees and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign countries.
  • Each quarter since taking office, President Trump has donated his salary, fulfilling a promise he made to the American people.
  • President Trump is reshaping our Federal judiciary, appointing judges who will follow the Constitution as written.
    • The President has appointed Circuit Court judges at a record pace.
    • President Trump has appointed two Supreme Court justices, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

From:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/the-historic-results-of-president-donald-j-trumps-first-two-years-in-office/


So, lots of good things have happened, lots of good things are in the works and lots still in the planning phase. If it comes to productivity, president Trump beats any other recent White House occupant, by a considerable margin. Hopefully, he will not slow down, and six years from now, the country will be in much better shape than ever before and… He will run for the third term. 😀

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Happy Birthday America!

On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States.

John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence. It is said that John Hancock’s signed his name “with a great flourish,” so England’s “King George can read that without spectacles!”

I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.

Ronald Reagan

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.

Elmer Davis

With freedom comes responsibility.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

Abraham Lincoln

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.

Ronald Reagan

Are Social Media Giants Committing Suicide? Project Veritas Video-Report About Google Bias.


Elizabeth Warren is saying we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better it will make it worse, because all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation, it’s like a small company cannot do that.


and


We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again.

Jen Gennai
The head of “Responsible Innovation” for Google

How Google plan to prevent another “Trump situation” in 2020

Project Veritas has released a new report on Google which includes:

  • Undercover video of a Senior Google Executive.
  • Leaked documents.
  • Testimony from a Google insider.

The report appears to show Google’s plans to affect the outcome of the 2020 elections and “prevent” the next “Trump situation.”

https://www.bitchute.com/video/PsYZ7B0ClLUm/

The above video has been removed from YouTube at Google’s request (Google owns YouTube). Project Veritas is fighting back.


Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, protects internet platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google from liability for statements and content its users generate. When fighting for that protection, social platforms argued that, because of the volume of material being posted by users of their services, it’s impossible to control what lands on their servers.

The question is. Should Google, Facebook, and other social media companies enjoy immunity deserved by unbiased internet platforms, or should they, due to all the hard work they perform in censoring conservatives, be treated as publishers and be held responsible for the content published by their users?

It is more and more evident that all those social giants possess technology that, to a large degree, let them control what does or doesn’t show on their platforms. Unfortunately, instead of using that technology to help people in expressing and widening their views, social media barons use it to prevent people from expressing opinions, not in line with those the owners of these services want to promote.

Thought control practiced by Google and others doesn’t sit well with some politicians. Particularly with the congressman from Texas – Louie Gohmert.

Rep. Gohmert issued a statement regarding Project Veritas report.


This video shows Google’s biases are now a threat to a free and fair election, all while they hide behind the immunity given by Congress years ago when they were supposed to be a simple ‘town square’ where everyone’s voice could be heard without biased results. In fact, Google references a significant role they see themselves fulfilling in the 2020 elections. This discovery should set off alarm bells throughout the country.

It is no secret that Google has a political agenda. Multiple brave tech insiders have stepped forward and exposed Google’s censorship of content and specialized algorithms. This media giant’s ‘social justice narrative’ should distress all Americans who value a free and open society. Google should not be deciding whether content is important or trivial and they most assuredly should not be meddling in our election process.

They need their immunity stripped and to be properly pursued by class action lawsuits by those they have knowingly harmed.

Congressman Louie Gohmert

Why stockholders don’t complain?

Alphabet – Google parent company is an enormous enterprise. Although run by progressive liberals, not all stockholders are liberal. Many stockholders would like to see the company operated without mixing into politics, but because most of Class B shares, valued at 10 votes each, are owned by company founders giving them over 51 percent of shareholder voting power, what they want, goes.


There are 50 million B shares, approximately 45 million of which are owned by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. That means the two founders control 450 million votes, while the publicly traded shares plus the remaining B shares account for 342 million votes.


It’s going to be interesting to see if Messrs. Page and Brin will cool down attempts to use their Google empire to prevent Donald Trump from being re-elected as US President. I have a feeling that they will do the right thing for the company shareholders, and put their ambitions of running the world, on hold. Otherwise, they will position themselves in the government’s cross-hair, and that is never a good thing.

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15,000 Mexican Troops Deployed To US Border

In an attempt to stop the flow of illegal immigration into the United States and avoid tariffs from the Trump administration, Mexico has deployed approximately 15,000 military personnel to its northern border.


We have a total deployment, between the National Guard and army units, of 14,000, almost 15,000 men in the north of the country,

Mexico’s Defense Minister
Luis Cresencio Sandoval

After multiple attempts to work with the US Congress in securing our southern border and realizing that Congress has zero interest in doing so, President Trump decided to enlist the help of Mexico. As an incentive, he delicately hinted that if our southern neighbor doesn’t take action to stop the uncontrolled influx of illegals from Central America to the United States, he will put tariffs on all Mexican products exported to the US. Merely speaking, will tax living daylights out of them.

Tariffs don’t work. Really?

Because of the threat of tariffs (which could reach as high as 25%), after few days, which Mexican leaders needed to think about it and our Congress used to scream bloody murder and criticize Mr. Trump for starting another trade war, on June 7, Mexico signed an agreement with the Trump administration. They got 45 days to show significant results in their efforts to counter the surge of migrants from Central America entering the United States.

Fifteen thousand troops deployed to the border is a good start. Future will show how serious the Mexican government is about controlling its northern frontier.

Last month (May 2019), US officials detained 144,000 migrants at the border, up 32 percent from April and 278 percent from May 2018. The total included a record 89,000 families. If they manage to cut these numbers to one third over the next 30 days, I will consider it worthwhile.

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Sen. Sasse Destroys Pro-Abortion Argument

Pro-abortion extremism.


As Democrats’ abortion positions have become more extreme, they have no longer sought to even persuade fellow citizens with whom they disagree. Rather, they have become openly hostile to Americans who disagree on this great moral challenge.

Sen. Ben Sasse

There isn’t much I can add to Senator Ben Sasse, the author of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, speech. Listen and think about it.


The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Senator Ben Sasse’s bill requires any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to, first, exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and second, ensure that such a child is immediately admitted to a hospital.

The reason for Senator Ben Sasse’s bill flows from the recent explosion of advocacy for late-term abortion. Specifically, legislated on Jan 22, 2019, in New York State, Reproductive Health Act, and newly proposed The Repeal Act in Virginia.
Below you can read a short exchange between Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader Todd Gilbert and sponsor of the bill Kathy Tran who explained to Del. Gilbert, what her bill is about.

  • House Majority Leader, Del. Todd Gilbert:
    How late in the third trimester could a physician perform an abortion if he indicated it would impair the mental health of the woman?
  • Sponsor of the bill, Del. Kathy Tran:
    Through the third trimester. The third trimester goes all the way up to 40 weeks.
  • Todd Gilbert:
    Where it’s obvious a woman is about to give birth, that she has physical signs that she is about to give birth—would that be a point at which she could still request an abortion if she was so certified? She’s dilating.
  • Kathy Tran:
    Mr. Chairman, that would be a decision that the doctor, the physician, and the woman would make at that point.
  • Todd Gilbert:
    I understand that. I’m asking if your bill allows that.
  • Kathy Tran:
    My bill would allow that, yes.

And now a scary part. Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam explained on a Washington-area radio station, WTOP what will happen if as a result of (insanely) late-term abortion, a child is born alive.

If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen, the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.

“The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired.” What if they don’t desire for infant to be resuscitated?

“And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” Discussion about what?

On 1/30/2019

Maybe I’m overreacting, but it looks to me that Governor is talking about the possibility of infanticide.

So, a kid is born alive and “kept comfortable” when mother and father discuss what to do with new (temporary) addition to their family. Is there a time limit on how long it can take for the parents to decide on the future of the child? Is it 15 min? An hour? Maybe a day? I would hate to hear on the evening news, that some mom somewhere finally decided to abort her 32-year-old son living in her house’s basement apartment…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – “Never Again” Means Something.

A Quick Thought.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 6/17/19:

The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are. If that doesn’t bother you … I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again’ means something.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
It appears that congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s
knowledge about Nazi Concentration Camps needs a significant improvement.

For some unexplainable reason, A.O.C. when criticizing President Trump and his emigration policies, decided to draw a comparison between the Wolrd War II-era Nazi Concentration Camps, and Migrant Detention Centers operated by the U.S. Government on our southern border.


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As a result, lots of people took offense to it. I think the reaction of JCRC represents it best.

The Jewish Community Relations Council.
Open letter to the congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez.

We are deeply disturbed by the language used in your recent Instagram live video which seeks to equate the detention centers on America’s southern border with Nazi-era Concentration Camps.

And they continue:

The terms ‘Concentration Camp’ and ‘Never Again’ are synonymous with and evocative of the atrocities committed by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany, in which 6 million European Jews were systematically denied civil and human rights due to their race and ultimately murdered in a state-sponsored genocide. As concerned as we are about the conditions experienced by migrants seeking asylum in the United States, including family separation, unusable facilities, and lack of food, water, and medical resources, the regrettable use of Holocaust terminology to describe these contemporary concerns diminishes the evil intent of the Nazis to eradicate the Jewish people.

It’s not the first time when congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez said something she shouldn’t have said, and once more her supporters trying to defend her have to distort or ignore facts. The most common line of defense was stating that A.O.C. was talking about concentration camps as an area used to temporarily concentrate people, and not specifically about Nazi Death Camps where millions of people had lost their lives. Their point is that

It wasn’t only the Nazis who set up concentration camps,
Nazis just gave those camps a bad name.

That’s an interesting approach. Take a highly toxic remark and then use multiple observations and explanations to cut the toxicity level of the original comment down.

Unfortunately for all those supporters, there’s one small problem. The only way one could reach that conclusion is by omitting a small but essential part of her speech. She said, “‘never again’ means something.” She is 100% right, “Never Again” does mean something. Especially when used in the context of a speech about concentration camps (as explained above in J.C.R.C. open letter to Miss Ocasio-Cortez).

The Jewish Community Relations Council extended an offer to help the congresswoman, and educate her on the Holocaust, saying:

As our city is home to the largest Holocaust survivor community in the United States, we would be pleased to work with you to arrange a visit to a concentration camp, a local Holocaust museum, hear the stories of local survivors, or participate in other educational opportunities in the hopes of better understanding the horrors of the Holocaust.

The attempt to make congresswoman from New York, more aware of horrors of the Holocaust, deserves enormous respect. Unfortunately, ladies and gentlemen, you can’t teach anything to someone who already knows everything. So don’t waste your time…

Last thought:
At first, I wanted to post a few pictures showing people in Concentration Camps and people in detention centers, for comparison. But I’ve realized that by doing that on some half-baked blog of mine, would be extremely disrespectful to people who had lost their lives by the hand of Nazi henchmen who’ve run those Death Camps, and would put me on that same level that Miss Ocasio-Cortez has unintentionally landed by making her comments. So, no pictures, just text.

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Ted Nugent On Democrats

A Quick Thought.


Ted Nugent 6/16/19:

Democrats are some strange dangerous anti-human cult/species.

Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of the U.S. to remain a free country, a sobering new study reports.

Ted Nugent

Adopted from an article by Andy Borowitz
Published in The New Yorker, May 12, 2015

Ted is going scientific on new breed of logic-resistant political organisms.

How to reason with irrational people who are allergic to facts and logic?

Well, the reasoning is not the option. Trust your gut. (Don’t listen to advise of any psychiatrists, psychologists, or so-called mental health professionals. They are more screwed-up then the people they try to help). If it doesn’t feel right, promptly remove yourself from the immediate vicinity of their influence, and if available, lock the door behind you. Good luck.

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Why Do I Think Megan Rapinoe Is An Idiot

I was born and raised in a communist country, and I was taught to hate my government and to love my country. That was because my parents and family understood, that

Your government ≠ your country,

Country or nation and a government are completely different entities. (Some could argue that government is a part of the nation, but because sometimes governments work against the interest of the nations, I will stick with “completely different entities”) When you disrespect your country’s flag or national anthem, even if you think you are flipping the government or president off, you are, in fact, giving a finger to yourself.

You’re giving a finger to your family, your friends and everyone else, including those who share your sentiment towards the government. These people are the part of our nation and you dissed them all. Congratulations!


I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart. I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again.

Megan Rapinoe

I have a couple of simple questions.

  • Why Miss Rapinoe agreed to go to France to represent our country if she hates it?
  • Why after indicating that she was going to protest this nation she was sent there anyway, as a member of our national team?
  • Why after disrespecting our National Anthem she’s still there?

I don’t have a problem with Miss Rapinoe protesting our government or our president; the first amendment covers it (would be nice if she refrained from doing it on foreign soil). If she doesn’t agree with government policies or doesn’t like some specific government official, she’s free to express her opinion. On the other hand, I think someone should explain to her that as a member of US National soccer team, she represents the nation, not the government (that’s what ambassadors are for). I have an impression that Miss Rapinoe doesn’t understand it, and in effect, she protests a president by dishonoring herself and, more importantly, the entire nation.


Disclaimer.

Probably I could use some other word instead of an “idiot,” like for example; ignorant or uneducated but in the end, I’ve decided to leave it in. I figured that since being controversial is fashionable these days, I will try to place myself in the same exclusive category which the subject of this post is in already: controversial people with extremely high self-esteem. I think I’m okay if it comes to a controversial element. My self-esteem still needs a little improvement, especially in comparison to that of Miss Rapinoe, who when explaining why she deserves to represent us in the Women’s World Cup, told Yahoo News:


Because I’m as talented as I am, I get to be here, you don’t get to tell me if I can be here or not.

Megan Rapinoe

So, does she have a right to be or not to be there in France, that is the question. I always thought that representing your country is an honor, not a right. But what do I know?

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Piers Morgan On Meghan Markle

A Quick Thought.


Piers Morgan 6/10/19:

So call me suspicious, but I don’t think her absence from Trump’s visit had anything to do with her baby, and everything to do with her dislike of her President.

And that, I’m afraid, is unacceptable.

It’s not part of the deal.

Piers Morgan

It looks like Piers is not happy with the American Princess’ behavior.
And neither am I.

So, one Royal Fixture was missing from President Trump visit to Great Britain.

Everybody clearly saw what they could not see – Meghan Markle (aka Duchess of Sussex). Her action or rather lack of it made Piers Morgan understandably upset. Read his article here.

No matter what the reason for her absence was (it seems like the new addition to the royal family had nothing to do with it), it doesn’t look good for Prince Harry. If Meghan decided to stay home and disrespect Trump by ignoring his visit, that means that Harry doesn’t carry much weight around the house and can’t… control his wife.

If, on the other hand, royal higher-ups made her stay home because they didn’t want to risk that she will do something disrespectful to Trump, that means they don’t have much confidence in Harry’s abilities to… control his wife.

Either way – bad Harry, baaad Harry…

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The Great Old New York City Is Coming Back, And I Love It

The city without limits.

I’ve landed in New York City at the end of the summer of 1986, and it was the love from the first sight. It was over 1900 murders in NYC that year, almost 5500 rapes and lots of less critical unlawful events. The city was vibrant and eventful.

Charles Bronson running around town blowing bad actors away in his Death Wish movies become an inspiration for some guys who tried to get even with the city underworld. Unfortunately, they weren’t Charles Bronson, so not much came out of their good or should I say bad, intentions.

New York City of the 80s and early 90s was a fusion of nightmarish beauty, psychopathic drug-induced fantasies and wrapped in the graffiti-soaked cloth of multiculturalism, oasis of ugly reality which members of high society and run by them politicians refused to see. ( O.K. This paragraph is a little too deep even for my taste, but what the hell, why not? If you can figure out what my brain was trying to tell me, use a comment section below to explain it to me. Thanks in advance).

Talking about ugly reality. New York City was as ugly as hell. There was garbage everywhere, and it was normal. On a windy day, one could be hit in the face by some unidentified flying object and most people didn’t care because they understood that it was a part of being a New Yorker. It was challenging to take a walk without being engaged by multiple small business entrepreneurs ranging from squeegee people trying to clean your sunglasses, thru streetwalkers to retail drug dealers trying to get you interested in their product, and visiting certain parts of Big Apple was comparable to a suicide attempt. The city was so messed up that it got to the point…

When ugly became beautiful.

I really loved that mess. Why, why do you like it so much? People kept asking me, and my standard answer to that question was: Because I couldn’t afford to pay millions of dollars for Jackson Pollock painting. The mess I was interacting with, was free and at least as artistic as Mr. Pollock’s work.

I could never understand why all those rich adrenaline junkies from Wall Street, ware paying thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars to go on an African safari or be taken to see some “undiscovered tribe” living in the middle of Amazon jungle. All they needed to do was take a short drive to the South Bronx in NYC. There were multiple teams of highly trained professional car tuners, who specialized in improving the look and driveability of vehicles by removing all unnecessary dealer options and ornaments which they viewed as useless. That included wheels, seats and more often than not, engine and transmission. I’m sure that watching those gentlemen at work, would cause sizeable adrenaline spike in any of the thrill seekers out there.

There was even an attempt at creating a tour bus company which would bus tourist thru the most colorful areas of Big Apple, but for some unexplainable reason, company founder could not find anyone willing to insure his business.

So, overall, New York was doing great. There was lots of action around the city, giving me a reason to visit and a chance to temporarily disconnect from my boring everyday life. And then, when my happiness ware flying high and fast, disaster struck. Some guy named

Rudolph (Rudy) Giuliani became Mayor of New York City,

and I did not see it coming.

Why? Why people elected that man to be the mayor? He was talking about cleaning my beloved town. New York was as clean as I wanted it to be. No additional cleaning was required. But what did I know?

The new mayor reached for his mop immediately after moving into the Gracie Mansion and started swinging like it was no tomorrow. He began to implement the thesis of so-called The broken windows theory by George L. Kelling and James Q. Wilson.

Kelling/Wilson theory, as I understand it, suggested that if you don’t react to low-level petty crime, the hardcore criminals will move in next.

Simply speaking, if you don’t respond to some kid breaking the glass in your living room window, a couple of teenagers will show up next, and pull the entire window out. If that won’t trigger any action on your part, you’ll see all your belongings being carried out, and in the end, some psycho will blow your brains out and set your house on fire.

I have to admit, this point of view makes perfect sense to me, but I just don’t believe that blindly following any theory, even the best one, is a good idea. Unfortunately, Mayor Giuliani decided to throw all the New York City into a washing machine and then added a triple dose of heavy-duty detergent and bleach.

In effect, a few years into Mr. Giuliani term of office, New York become very clean, safe and extremely

Boring city.

There was no action what so ever.

I’m not talking about museums, galleries and theaters. Whatever was worth seeing, involved admission fees, and if it was free, there was always a good reason for that, no one was willing to pull a wallet out, and pay to see whatever it was that someone put proudly on display.

I’m talking about street art. I’m talking about artists who used sidewalks, walls, and sometimes police cars as their canvas. Some of their artwork was good, some bad and some spectacular.

I’m talking about musicians who tried to get noticed by record producers. Some of them were good, some just made noise and some were spectacular.

I’m talking about the greatest art gallery in the world – New York City subway system. There was graffiti everywhere, mostly gang-related. Some of the works were good, some really bad but some of it was spectacular.

Unfortunately, all of it been classified as harmful to society and thrown in a garbage can. No one cared that not all of it was bad. No one cared that some of it was, you guess, spectacular.

I have nothing against improvement, nothing against fixing what’s broken, but exaggerated cleaning isn’t good either. Living in a sterile environment weakens your immune system.

Finally, after many years of heavy cleaning, (after Giuliani left, another guy stayed in office for 12 years regardless of 8-year term limit rule), Gracie Mansion became home to Mayor de Blasio, and hints of

Reversal of bad luck had shown on the horizon.

The new mayor started slow, using small steps approach.

So far, between visits to a gym and naps in the office, he managed to increase New York’s homeless population (Over the course of City fiscal year 2018, 133,284 different homeless men, women, and children slept in the New York City municipal shelter system), and made sure to distribute them evenly thru entire city by creating new shelters, mostly in areas frequent by tourist. I’m sure visitors to Big Apple appreciate the chance of seeing members of less fortunate part of our society, doing things which should not be done in public.

The most significant jump in a number of homeless people occurred among adult singles.

Chart by Coalition For The Homeless


In recent years, homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

coalitionforthehomeless.org

Another small step in the right direction – the new approach to petty crimes.

Police officers have now the power to use their discretion and issue a civil summons, rather than a criminal one, for offenses such as public urination and public drinking. More often then not, they decide to do neither. This makes perfect sense. Since homeless slowly becoming one of the NYC tourist attractions, we don’t want them to be disturbed when taking care of their business and being photographed by our guests from Japan.

Friendliness towards petty crimes is bringing street art back to Big Apple. The heart of the biggest gallery in the world – NYC Subway, starts beating again. As for now, and we are at the early stages of this new trend, the cost of graffiti cleaning jumped just over 350% up over the last couple of years. We’ll see where the future will take us.

So, as I stated above, taking small steps but steadily moving forward, Mayor De Blasio is transforming NYC into more dynamic and adventures place. With over two years still to go, he has time to add many more achievements to his political portfolio.

I, of course, know that he’s running for president, but I don’t expect that New Yorkers will let him move to Washington, they love him too much. He’s almost as popular among NYC residents as our current president, Donald Trump.

Keep up the excellent work, Mr. Mayor, I’m rooting for you.

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