"... folks that are bitter the election's over ..."

House Democrats are demanding that the winner of Tuesday’s presidential election should listen to the losing party in shaping the next administration.

A group of 169 House Democrats are insisting President-elect Donald Trump rescind the appointment of Breitbart News Executive Steve Bannon as Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor. Bannon served as Trump’s campaign CEO for the final months of the general election campaign.

“Bigotry, anti-Semitism and xenophobia should have no place in our society, and they certainly have no place in the White House,” Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., said Wednesday in a statement.

“Whether intentional or not, the appointment of Mr. Bannon sends a disturbing message about what kind of president Donald Trump wants to be,” he added.

No Republicans signed the letter to Trump. Last week, Republicans gained control of the White House while maintaining control of both houses of Congress.

The letter to Trump said unity is impossible while Trump has an adviser like Bannon.

“Unfortunately, your appointment of Stephen Bannon, whose ties to the white nationalist movement have been well-documented, directly undermines your ability to unite the country,” the letter said.

“Millions of Americans have expressed fear and concern about how they will be treated by the Trump administration and your appointment of Mr. Bannon only exacerbates and validates their concerns. We strongly believe that Mr. Bannon’s appointment will not allow the country to heal and come together as one,” the letter added.

As Democrats hammered Bannon, others defended him.

Bannon’s critics are “folks that are bitter the election’s over,” Trump spokesman Jason Miller said. “They didn’t get the result that they wanted.”

“Steve Bannon is someone who’s done a fantastic job implementing the president-elect’s vision on the campaign trail,” Miller said. “He’s someone I’ve had the opportunity to work with over the past three or four months, someone I’ve seen very high character from.”

Breitbart Senior Editor-at-large Joel Pollak told NPR that Bannon “has no prejudices, he treats people equally, and, in fact, during my time working closely with him at Breitbart for five years, he sought out people from diverse backgrounds and gave them a voice at Breitbart.”

Pollak said Bannon is “from a conservative perspective at least, a national hero, because in helping Donald Trump win, he’s helped defend the Supreme Court and the Constitution.”

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YES-YES-YES!

Ha!

The DEMs are in NO position to make any of these demands. Here's another glowing example of their delusional mindset. I guess this election hasn't really sunk into their empty skulls.

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For the perpetually mentally challenged DEM party; - You are in NO position to make such demands. Got it?

 

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Ignore the democrats, the nasty criminal Left, yet crush them out of existence over time. Take their media and entertainment industry away by creating a better one. I hope everyone Boycotts everything the left have control of if we want to win. That's one of the best moves. I noticed that Heinz products are in grocery let stores quite a bit anymore because people stopped buying it in regular grocery stores I'm thinking. We should keep it up.

This administration needs to come down hard on them for what they've been up to for the past 60+ years. I hope people don't think i am being petty, but that's what needs to happen. Learn who is vested in products, entertainment, movies, etc., before you give them your hard earned cash.

There is going to be a lot more dumped when the Swamp starts to be drained.

Making things worse than simply a job of financial housecleaning are the fact that individuals known as lobbyists daily persuade lawmakers in Congress to increase the size and scale of this waste and to direct its flows in new and novel directions; even the most diligent of cost controllers are not able to staunch the flow of the almighty dollar to the pockets of the self-interested.

In many cases, these lobbyists are unrivaled experts in their tasks because they either hail directly from the halls of Congress itself or from the various staffs of its members. This "revolving door" of government workers who leave their jobs to enter the private sector to "loosen the vault doors" for whichever corporation or billionaire that wants to pay their salary is a central reason why it's so difficult to put a crimp in the flow of the wasted largess.

Whether it's pallets of literal cash being flown on unmarked cargo planes across the world to terrorist-sponsoring regimes or $5 billion given to a few IT consultants to create a nonfunctional website for a healthcare program that can't deliver on its promises, the mind reels at the extent of the economic squander.

And if you thought your democratically chosen representatives — the Congressional lawmakers who are so determined to give these lobbyists everything they want and more — are interested in sparing or conserving your hard-earned tax dollars in any way, shape or form — think again.

This is likely why the average American citizen's approval rating of the parliamentary branch of government has gone into the toilet; it's now not far from its historical low of 9 percent.

Fortunately Donald Trump is all too aware of these problems — not just as a businessman, but as a U.S. citizen and taxpayer himself who has in the past paid fairly hefty amounts into the government's coffers (despite Democratic protestations to the contrary).

As the leader of a large organization that deals with the development of some of the world's biggest buildings, Trump knows quite well how costs can balloon, mushroom and increase in just about every way you can think of.

Trump is actually a celebrated cost-cutter and a fiscal tightwad who spent just one-half of the money on his presidential campaign that his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton spent on hers — and we all know who got their money's worth.

Trump has promised to "drain the swamp" of Washington in at least seven ways:

1. Trump wants to enact a Constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress. This will put an end to waste "gatekeepers" who have set, poured and enlarged pools of quicksand for tax dollars that funnel money to their personal and political priorities and interests. The faster Congress turns over, the less these gatekeepers can become entrenched over time.

2. Trump wants to implement a hiring freeze for all federal departments and reduce the number of employees on the federal payroll through attrition. This is critical because there are already far too many people in government doing far too many jobs.

To use a metaphor, the number of cooks in the government kitchen is practically greater than the number of diners in the attached restaurant. It's long past time to reduce the staff and cut the number of menu choices.

3. Trump insists that for every federal regulation created, two current regulations must be excised from the books. One of the reasons why the government spends so much money is because there are 400-page documents that detail how often Air Force One needs to have its interior cleaned, for example. Much of these regulations can be cut enormously with no detrimental side effects.

4. Trump wants to institute a five-year ban on Congressional and White House officials becoming lobbyists after their service in government. This will go a long way toward eliminating the insidious "revolving door" that allows lobbyists to go straight to the sources of their corrupt funds. While it won't completely remedy the problem, it will put a dent in this perennial issue that has been the bane of many citizens' advocacy groups.

5. Taking the step above a bit further, Trump wants to implement a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of foreign governments. This one should be a no-brainer. After all, whose interest should the White House be looking out for — yours or a foreign dictator's?

It cannot be overstated that Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman's brother was being paid $140,000 per month by Saudi Arabia to do lobbying work. If Hillary Clinton had become president, what government role might these brothers have been given?

6. Trump wants to put a total ban on foreign lobbyists raising funds for American elections. Like the action item above, this also should be a no-brainer as the leader of the United States should be working for its citizens, not for the citizens of an overseas government.

Hillary Clinton's campaign took money from Saudi Arabia during this election. What would Saudi Arabia have gotten in return if she had won? The mind can only wonder at the implications.

7. Finally, Trump wants to cancel billions in payments to the UN's climate change programs, instead using the money to repair the U.S.'s water and environmental infrastructure. We've all heard about the problems with Flint, Michigan's water supply. Why are we sending money overseas to fix problems that may or may not be imaginary when we have longstanding, demanding issues here at home that need to be addressed? It's Trump's intention to fix these issues first and foremost.

These seven steps won't be enough to completely eliminate the waste, fraud and abuse that occurs daily in our government. But they're a solid first step toward tackling one of the biggest problems (and some say THE biggest problem) Washington faces.

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New York's Green Light Law - Allows Illegal Aliens To Get Driver’s Licenses

New York passed a law to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses earlier this year but it was held up by challenges.

Now it is set to take effect this week.

In typical leftist fashion, supporters claim this is going to somehow make New York’s roads safer for everyone.

Could it really be about voting?

FOX News reports:

Illegal immigrants to be able to get driver’s licenses in NY after legal challenge fails.

Illegal immigrants in New York will able to obtain driver’s licenses starting next week after a last-minute legal challenge was dismissed — making it the 13th state to allow the practice, but one that critics say is unconstitutional.

The Green Light Law, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, allows anyone to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status and does not require a Social Security number.

Illegal immigrants can use a combination of documents that include a valid passport from a foreign country and a valid foreign driver’s license, as long as it has been expired for less than two years.

“After waiting 18 years to have their right to drive restored, thanks to our legislature, New York can now officially join 12 other states in making driver’s licenses legally available to all residents,” New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi said in a statement this week, arguing that it will make roads safer and the economy stronger.

County clerks in New York have concerns and are sounding an alarm.

CBS News in Albany reports:

County clerks concerned by loopholes in Green Light law.

Undocumented immigrants now have the green light to get a driver’s license in New York…but several county clerks in the Capital Region are concerned.

Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner said, “We found that everything we were concerned about as far as fraud and all sorts of other things are in that bill, in that regulation and we’re very concerned.”

Hayner tells CBS6’s Lynsey Smith there are a few loopholes in the Green Light Law.

Loopholes, such as a person coming in to get their license and not having to provide their social security number.

“That could lead to criminals coming from other states, coming in and use that as a way to defraud by just simply saying they don’t have a social security number…and that’s a very dangerous loophole,” replied Hayner.

Does anyone believe this is going to make New York safer or that this is really about driving?

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