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Family Leave and the Federal Government
Brian Mark Weber  
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AG William Barr Sends “Principal Conclusion” 
Letter to Congress 
by sundance
{theconservativetreehouse.com} ~ U.S. Attorney General William Barr sends a four-page letter to congress summarizing the dirty cop-Robert Mueller report. This four-page letter is known as the “Principal Conclusion” notification to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
Our Turn? – President Trump’s 
Declassification Arsenal
by sundance

{theconservativetreehouse.com} ~ The dirty cop-Mueller investigation was cited to President Trump, by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, as a specific reason not to  declassify certain documents... 
 Here’s a  link to the General Principles of declassification  [SEE HERE]  Yes, the President can declassify anything; however, there is a process that must be followed. With the completion of the dirty cop-Mueller investigation, it would appear that President Trump could now declassify the documents as requested by congress on September 6th, 2018.  Additionally, after the original declassification request, there were other documents added to the list. Perhaps it is worthwhile remembering what those declassification documents are...
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Media FOIA Requests to EPA Spiked 
After Trump Election, Data Reveal
by Brent Scher
{freebeacon.com} ~ The number of Freedom of Information Act requests the Environmental  Protection Agency received from mainstream outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post spiked... immediately after Republican President Donald Trump took office, according to a Free Beacon analysis of FOIA requests by the media from 2013 to the present. The figures, obtained through the government's FOIA online database, reveal a clear increase in requests for information from the agency once Trump was elected president. The New York Times, for example, made just 13 FOIA requests during the four years of scumbag/liar-nObama's second term, sending 3 in 2013, 1 in 2014, 7 in 2015, and 2 in 2016. The number of FOIA requests the Times sent for scumbag/liar-nObama's entire second term was nearly quadrupled in the first year of Trump's presidency alone, when the Times sent 59 FOIA requests to the EPA. Reporters at the  Times have made 100 FOIA requests since Trump took office just over two years ago, a 669 percent increase of the number of FOIA requests it made during the four years of scumbag/liar-nObama's second term. Reporters at the Washington Post sent just a single FOIA request to the EPA during scumbag/liar-nObama's entire second term, and have sent 43 FOIA requests to the agency since Trump took office...  https://freebeacon.com/issues/media-foia-requests-to-epa-spiked-aft...
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Ed Henry Special Report on dirty cop-Mueller Probe With Devin Nunes, David Bosse
and Gregg Jarrett
by sundance
{theconservativetreehouse.com} ~ Fox News ran a special report on the dirty cop-Mueller investigation concluding with several key interviews...  ♦Devin Nunes discusses the recent revelations around the McCabe text messages, and material he wants to see declassified, along with his intent to submit several criminal referrals. ♦David Bosse discusses the political ramifications of the Mueller probe. ♦Gregg Jarrett discusses the issues within the DOJ and FBI. ♦Alan Dershowitz discusses the FISA court and possible abuse.
The Geographic Caliphate of ISIS is Defeated – 
All Areas Within Syria and Iraq Liberated
by sundance
{theconservativetreehouse.com} ~ LIBERATING ALL ISIS-CONTROLLED TERRITORY: The territory once held by ISIS in Syria and Iraq is now 100 percent liberated... Upon taking office, President Donald J. Trump empowered our commanders in the field and enabled our allies and partners on the ground to take the fight to ISIS. The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, including the United States, Iraqi  Security Forces, and partners in the Syrian Democratic Forces, have liberated all of the territory previously held by ISIS in Iraq and Syria.Thanks to the defeat of the “caliphate,” ISIS now lacks a territorial base to launch attacks overseas and recruit foreign fighters. MOVING FORWARD: The United States has begun the process of withdrawing troops from Syria in a deliberate and coordinated manner, while maintaining a small force there...
‘There Are Indictments in the President’s Future’
by Kaylee McGhee

{libertyheadlines.com} ~ Sen. scumbag/liar-Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said there are “indictments in the president’s future” in an interview with MSNBC on Thursday...
 vowing to pursue charges against President Donald Trump during and after his presidency. Despite speculation that it would come this week, Special Counsel dirty cop-Robert Mueller hadn’t yet released his report regarding alleged collusion between Trump and Russia, but scumbag/liar-Blumenthal said he is confident the accusations against Trump are true. “Do you have information to suggest that the release is imminent?” asked host Joe Scarborough. “Nobody knows except dirty cop-Robert Mueller,” scumbag/liar-Blumenthal replied. “Nobody really has reliable information about when it’s going to come out, and even he may not know when it’s going to come out, but one of these days all the predictions will be true and it will come out.”... scumbag/liar-Blumenthal is a liar in the start of his career and is still a liar.   https://www.libertyheadlines.com/blumenthal-indictments-president/
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Family Leave and the Federal Government
Brian Mark Weber:  For decades, conservative politicians have talked a good game about limiting the scope and power of the federal government, reducing entitlements, and fostering a sense of self-reliance. Yet they’ve offered little to back up the political rhetoric and, consequently, the Left has run the table on a range of issues by giving the people feel-good government programs.

The result of playing defense has put Republican at a crossroads: either stand up for conservative principles and risk alienating a public conditioned to government hand-holding, or join with “progressives” by offering compromise solutions that amount to taking one step forward and two steps back for constitutional government.

This dilemma has come to the forefront on another popular issue: paid family leave. Who doesn’t want a young couple starting a family to have the support they need to keep their jobs and pay their bills? Until now, Democrats owned this issue, but now some notable conservative Republicans are on board with a government solution disguised in small-government, constitutional language.

To be fair, it’s about time that members of the GOP are at least actively engaged in addressing an issue that, like it or not, is popular with the general public.

One plan being considered is that of Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa) and Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) called the Child Rearing and Development Leave Empowerment (CRADLE) Act. Alexandra DeSanctis explains at National Review that the plan “would amend the Social Security Act to allow parents to take up to three months off from work by drawing on their retirement benefits early in exchange for delaying their benefits after retiring.”

Sounds good on the surface. There’s no new government entitlement (conservative voters appeased) and new families are not left to fend for themselves (moderate voters reassured.) But as with any solution, it’s complicated, and there are concerns on both the Left and the Right about this program.

Naturally, leftists prefer an expanded, welfare-style   program outside of Social Securitythat would broaden government power and necessitate greater public funding. Everything on the Left is a “right” (paid for by someone else, of course) and every situation needs government intervention.

On the Right, there are concerns that the very concept of tapping into a government social program for family-leave benefits sets a bad precedent that opens the door for an expanded government role in the future, conditions citizens to see government as the solution to their problems, and fails to address key questions about the  long-term solvency of Social Security itself.

Other critics claim that CRADLE would draw on the taxes of current workers, not their own future benefits, and that the program encourages dependency rather than individual fiscal responsibility.

Still others on the Right, such as Ben Domenech of The Federalist, encourage Republicans including President Donald Trump to support such compromise solutions by asserting they would be “embracing an idea at the heart of his 2016 success: that he is the one Republican willing to break with party norms to help working- and middle-class Americans.”

On the political surface, this is true. Nationally, Republicans (Ronald Reagan and Trump aside) have routinely failed to connect with people and to effectively market their ideas. In this sense, the party must attract a broader base of support in order to remain viable in the 21st century. At the same time, conservatives need to realize that shouting from the rooftops that “we care too!” isn’t the best way to tackle democratic socialism or to promote individual responsibility.

One of the clear benefits of the Ernst-Lee plan is that families who could not afford benefits or who worked for small businesses that did not offer benefits would now have a safety net to fall into. The initiative would also help small business owners from having to foot the bill of a new government mandated program — at least in terms of having to pay someone for not working; the business still loses the employee’s time. But one can make the easy argument that anyone drawing on a government check is benefitting from that program. That’s how leftists get everyone on board.

George Leef writes at Forbes, “Just about everyone knows that Social Security is at best financially precarious if not utterly unsustainable, and yet we are talking about adding a new benefit? It will be that much harder in the future to make the radical changes needed to save Social Security (or better yet, abolish it) if Americans have gotten used to thinking that it’s a source of money for the costs of babies.”

Ultimately, funding family leave policies within the framework of Social Security is probably a better option than forcing employers by law to provide family leave, but in either case we have to be wary of looking to government as the solution to our challenges. We must address real-world problems with concrete solutions, but do so in a way that retains the principles of Liberty, promotes individual responsibility, and holds the government to its constitutional limitations.  ~The Patriot Post

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Joe Biden Vows: Give Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare To All Illegal Aliens In U.S.

Former Vice President and 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate Joe Biden is vowing to give Obamacare, funded by American taxpayers, to all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States.

During an interview with Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, Biden forgot that Obamacare technically bans illegal aliens from enrolling in healthcare plans — although illegal aliens are still able to obtain subsidized and free healthcare at Americans’ expense — and promised that under his plan, all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens would be able to get Obamacare.

The exchange went as follows:

DIAZ-BALART: When I … NBC moderated that first debate with you, I didn’t … I don’t recall a clear answer, under your plan should … would the 11, 12 million undocumented immigrants that live in the United States, that have been here many for generations, would they have access …

BIDEN: Yes.

DIAZ-BALART: — to health insurance.

BIDEN: Yes, they … if they can buy into the system like everybody else.

DIAZ-BALART: Because you know, in [Obamacare] they can’t.

BIDEN: Yeah. Yeah, I know. Well they can, that’s my point. They continue to be able to do that.

DIAN-BALART: They cannot under the ObamaCare.

BIDEN: Well and that’s my point, they will though. They will be able to buy into … [illegal aliens] would be able to buy in, just like anyone else could.

Biden joins Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — among other 2020 Democrats — in committing to forcing American taxpayers to pay for healthcare for illegal aliens who arrive in the U.S.

Already, due to loopholes, American taxpayers are spending nearly $20 billion every year to provide illegal aliens with subsidized healthcare, emergency room visits, and other health services.

Under the 2020 Democrats’ plan to provide taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens living in the U.S., Americans would be billed potentially $660 billion every decade just to cover the costs. Other research has found that the plan would cost Americans at least $23 billion every year.

As Breitbart News has reported, experts have said that giving taxpayer-funded healthcare to effectively all foreign nationals who can make it to America’s borders would drive “strong incentives for people with serious health problems to enter the country or remain longer than their visas allow in order to get government-funded care.”

Despite 2020 Democrats’ continued push for taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal aliens, American voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey revealed that the healthcare-for-illegal-aliens plan is the least popular policy position, with opposition from 62 percent of U.S. voters.

Similarly, a CNN poll from July discovered that 63 percent of likely swing voters oppose providing healthcare to illegal aliens, along with nearly 6-in-10 of all likely U.S. voters and 61 percent of moderates. A Rasmussen Reports survey also found that likely voters, by a majority of 55 percent, oppose giving healthcare to even the most low-income illegal aliens.

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