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Federal Government: By the Way, Medicare 
and Social Security Are Going Broke 
A Lot Faster Than We'd Thought 
by Guy Benson
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We will always Remember
 foxnews.com  ~ Charles Krauthammer
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Jackson Lee, Leftist Thugs Terrified
Judge Jeannine Might Replace Sessions as AG
{ rickwells.us } ~ In their typical condescending “holier and better than thou” manner, CNN bobble-head Erin Burnett reported that President Trump is considering a position... within the administration for Judge Jeanine Pirro and that she has stated an interest in replacing Numb Nuts Magoo, Jeff Sessions, as Attorney General. Burnett brought out Sheila Jackson Lee to present the globalist COUP participants’ opposition, and to see how many words she could use improperly in the seven or so minutes she was allotted. She’s asked for her reaction, and says, “Well why not give a global reaction and that is to first proclaim that we do not have a monarch or a monarchy.” Why not just answer the question? Even though she’s a globalist, she doesn’t speak for the rest of the world and she was asked for her own opinion. Naming an Attorney General, though admittedly not a racist one, as both scumbag-Holder and Lynch are, is still a prerogative of the President...If Judge Jeannine was black, Jackson won't say a negative word.   https://rickwells.us/jackson-lee-judge-jeanine-ag/
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Soon After Imran Awan’s Other Wife 
Called Police On Him, Gunmen Shot At Her
by Luke Rosiak and Wajid Ali Syed
{ dailycaller.com } ~ Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ indicted former IT aide, Imran Awan, was married to two Virginia women simultaneously... and 15 days after one of them told police that Imran kept her “like a slave,” gunmen shot into her family home, according to police reports filed in Pakistan. The shooting at Sumaira Siddique allegedly occurred in Pakistan in August 2016 days after the House Inspector General informed the Committee on House Administration that Imran allegedly committed cyber security violations. In a report filed with the local police, Siddique’s father, who owns the home, said he believed Siddique had been targeted. The shooting was unsolved, though in a separate case, Imran’s stepmother, Samina Gilani, alleged in court papers filed in April 2017 that Imran said he would “do harm to me and my family members back in Pakistan and one of my cousins here in Baltimore.” He also “threatened that he has the power to kidnap my family members back in Pakistan.” Imran and his family also had access to all the emails and files of 1 in 5 House Democrats. The IG found the IT aide made  “unauthorized access” to House data during the 2016 election at the same time Wasserman Schultz was dealing with the hack of the Democratic National Committee...   http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/07/gunmen-targeted-awan-wife/?utm_me...
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Border Region Exploited by ISIS Finally Gets Fence 
{ judicialwatch.org } ~ A Mexican border region that Judicial Watch exposed years ago as a hotbed of Islamic terrorism is finally getting a wall to replace laughable “road barriers” that... not surprisingly, have failed miserably to secure the area. The big question is, why did it take so long? The much-needed fence will be erected between Santa Teresa, New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It’s an area where ISIS cells operate and Juárez Cartel smugglers help terrorists through the desert and across the border. A 20-mile section of existing “vehicle barrier” located west of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry will be replaced with an 18 to 30-foot high bollard-style wall, according to an announcement issued by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). The announcement includes pictures of the existing railing, which is a joke. A local open borders group is organizing a protest All Against the Wall Rally next week near the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. “The border wall is an affront to our communities; an attack on our wildlife; and a symbol of hate, fear, and divisiveness,” the group states in its website....   https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2018/05/border-region-exposed-jw...
Pictures of the existing railing, which is a joke:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/cbpphotos/sets/72157693474390271
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Just in time for Trump-Kim summit: 
DoJ inspector general to release Clinton email report

{ americanthinker.com } ~ Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley... that his long awaited report on the way that DoJ and the FBI handled the liar-Clinton email investigation would be released on June 14. Horowitz agreed to testify on the report before Grassley's committee on June 18. The summit between Donald Trump and Kim Kong-un is scheduled to take place June 12. Coincidence? For a year and a half, Horowitz has played this one close to his vest. There have been a few leaks - most recently, that former FBI Director Comey will come in for some harsh criticism - but otherwise, no one knows what's in the report regarding the actions of several principals... .
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Federal Government: By the Way, Medicare 
and Social Security Are Going Broke 
A Lot Faster Than We'd Thought 
by Guy Benson
{ townhall.com } ~ It's the type of unsexy story that just glides past without much notice these days -- especially with so much excitement and speculation over historic summits, presidential self-pardons, and dramatic culture war skirmishes dominating headlines. But the federal government has dug our national finances into a frighteningly deep hole, having made tens of trillions of dollars' worth in unpaid-for promises i.e. "unfunded liabilities", on which tens of millions of people are relying. We've been sounding the alarm on this for years, over the course of two presidential administrations. The looming debt bomb is a predictable crisis, and yet virtually nothing is being done about it.  

Republicans passed a number of budget resolutions during the liar-nObama years that called for the implementation of Paul Ryan's desperately-needed Medicare reforms, but those had zero chance of becoming law. The liar-nObama administration was committed to fiscal denialism and demagoguery, infamously responding to the bleak math with literally no plan to corral it. Then Donald Trump secured the GOP nomination and the presidency while pledging -- for political reasons -- not to touch the two biggest drivers of our long-term debt, discarding years of hard work Paul Ryan and his allies had undertaken to prove that pursuing entitlement reform was not a lethal third rail. Then, in February, both parties teamed up to pass an awful omnibus spending bill that blew through even the modest constraints the GOP opposition had secured during the liar-nObama era. The US government's spending trajectory remains pointed inexorably and recklessly northward, with no fiscal responsibility in sight.  And as of yesterday, we know that the unfunded liabilities problem is worse than ever:

Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security’s financial problems can’t be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026 — three years earlier than previously forecast. Its giant trust fund for inpatient care won’t be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting at that point. The report says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034...Unless lawmakers act, both programs face the prospect of being unable to cover the full cost of promised benefits. With Social Security that could mean sharply reduced payments for retirees, many of whom are already on tight budgets. The report said the total annual cost of Social Security is projected to exceed total annual income in 2018 for the first time since the Reagan era, meaning the program will have to tap into reserves. For Medicare, insolvency would mean that hospitals, nursing homes and other providers of medical care would be paid only part of their agreed-upon fees. Medicare is widely seen as a more difficult problem that goes beyond the growing number of baby boomers retiring.

More details on the breathtaking scope of these challenges:

Eighty-two trillion dollars. That's more than four times the size of US GDP. The cop-out "solutions" from both parties on this -- "economic growth!" (Republicans), "raise taxes on the wealthy!" (Democrats) -- are woefully, insultingly inadequate. These programs must be reformed to survive. That's a mathematical fact. Yet neither major party has the political appetite to do what it takes. One pretends to care, then runs up new bills and punts on the toughest calls when in power; the other doesn't even pretend to care, except as a means of attacking tax cuts. I'm not sure which is worse. The Examiner's Philip Klein offers this sobering perspective and context: 

The U.S. is now closer to the insolvency of the Social Security than to the attacks of Sept. 11. Trustees for the retirement and disability program revealed on Tuesday that Social Security will no longer be able to meet its obligations to beneficiaries starting in in 2034, or 16 years from now — which is less time than has elapsed since terrorists slammed airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001. In 2005, President George W. Bush was dismissed as an alarmist for highlighting projections that the program would begin spending more money on benefits than it takes in starting in 2018 and that its "trust fund" would be depleted in 2042. In reality, it has been running annual deficits since 2010, and the insolvency date has moved up eight years...As the Social Security crisis keeps getting closer, the political parties are moving further away from doing anything about it...What's scary is that Social Security is relatively easy to fix when compared to Medicare, a program where the rising retirement population is interacting with growing healthcare costs. And the trustees now say that program is going to be insolvent in 2026 — or roughly the same time as we are from the passage of liar-nObamacare.

Treaury Secretary Steve Mnuchen's quote on this state of affairs may be less atrocious than Tim Geithner's abdication, but it's still an example of classic DC delusion and avoidance: "The programs remain secure," he assured Americans before tacking on a euphemistic assurance that "long term issues persist." Calling that an understatement doesn't quite do it justice. At this stage, many millions of younger Americans are being legally compelled to pay into massive programs that will be depleted shells of their former selves -- or entirely insolvent -- by the time it's time to reap what they've contributed, as promised. This scheme is tantamount to willful generational robbery. There may still be time to move toward a more responsible model while preserving the existing structure for those at or near retirement, but that clock is expiring even faster than government accountants had previously calculated. To the extent that liberals commented on these new projections at all, they mainly seized on them to decry Republicans' pro-growth tax reform law, and to renew their predictable demands for the wealthy to pay their "fair share."  An exampleof the first talking point:

The truth is that Medicare has been on exceptionally shaky and unsustainable ground for years. "Trump's tax overhaul" is helping the US economy flourish, despite its deficit and debt implications, which I don't deny. But any attempt to pin the entitlement collapse on tax relief is dishonest sophistry.  I'd add that even after the tax cuts, federal revenues as a percentage of GDP will remain slightly above the annual average of recent decades. This is a long-term spending problem that requires root-and-branch reform. As for "the rich" and "fair shares," we've already dealt with that myth on numerous occasions.  

I'd also reiterate this point: "Democrats drone on about the importance of returning to the ' liar-Clinton-era tax rates.' They never, ever discuss liar-Clinton-era spending levels. President liar-Clinton's FY 2000 budget called for $1.77 Trillion in total federal spending." Last year, the federal government spent $4 trillion. Furthermore, the notion that the government could tax its way out of this dilemma without absolutely clobbering the middle class  and crushing the economy it cannot is dispelled by these numbers:

I'll leave you with this parting thought: The red ink described above is harrowing and daunting, for reasons that should be screamingly obvious. Please consider that a sizable contingent of the Democratic Party looks at these exact same numbers and concludes that we must expand Social Security and expand Medicare to cover more than 300 million people, at mind-blowing cost. These are dangerous, denialist fantasies, and should be treated as such: With fierce, almost existential, opposition. 

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Comment by Rudy Tirre on June 11, 2018 at 7:23am

Bonnie

I would have to guess they are all covering up. Rosenstein is a very bad person like comey who did what he wanted to do instead of going by the rules of the FBI they are liars and cheats to get their way

Comment by Bonnie Somer on June 11, 2018 at 3:52am

i have an issue, well more than one but, HOW COME THE IG RPT WAS GIVEN TO ROSENSTEIN? THE SCUM OF THE EARTH HAD A WEEK OR SO TO REDACT THE PARTS THAT SAY HILLARY IS GUILTY AND WE DID NOTHING.........................................WHY COULDN'T HOROWITZ JUST RELEASE IT

WE DON'T WE THE PEOPLE SEE THE RPT?   

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TEA PARTY -> Lois Lerner Case Explodes:
IRS Docs Link McCain’s Office To Tea Party Attacks

Since announcing his brain cancer was terminal, Arizon Sen. John McCain has continued to make headlines, but not due to his medical status. Instead, it has been one controversy after another revolving around him, and now one more had been added to the list.

This one is based in his dislike not for Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, but of the tea party.

McCain has never really endeared himself to conservatives, and he made his feeling public about the tea party movement at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor in 2015, according to a Yahoo report.

“I think also — I probably shouldn’t say this — but some of (the tea party) appeals to the bad angels of our nature rather than the better angels of our nature,” McCain said.

This attitude ties into the latest scandal swirling around McCain.

One of a number of scandals that plagued President Barack Obama and his administration involved the IRS targeting tea party groups after 2010. It seemed that their tax-exempt status requests were denied or delayed due to intense political partisanship in the agency.

In May 2013, The Washington Post reported that the IRS’s exempt-organizations division director Lois Lerner “let slip” the week prior “that low-level IRS staffers had focused extra scrutiny on conservative groups with words such as ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names.”

In addition, “internal reviews have shown that Lerner knew about the targeting in 2011 — but neither Congress nor the public knew until (2013).” Despite this, Lerner was never prosecuted and was allowed to retire with her taxpayer-funded pension intact.

This did not change, even after House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, and Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam, an Illinois Republican, wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In it, they begged him to reopen a probe into the matter, according to Jay Sekulow, chief council for the American Center for Law and Justice, writing in a commentary for Fox News.

When President Donald Trump was sworn into office, some held out hope that the perceived injustices from Obama’s tenure would somehow be made right. However, in September 2017, Trump’s administration had already preemptively declined to pursue criminal charges against Lerner “based on the available evidence,” according to Fox News.

But more has since been uncovered about the scandal. Government watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained and released “internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”

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JW President @TomFitton: Much of what you know about the IRS scandal is thanks to JW... Our new docs show the scandal is bipartisan in nature. A McCain staffer suggested Lois Lerner audit all of the 501(c)(4) groups in a way that'd be financially ruinous.

Meeting notes from April 30, 2013, involving Kerner, Lerner, “and other high-ranking IRS officials” were obtained by JW. With the meeting taking place only 10 days before the IRS scandal exploded into the public view, they are particularly incriminating against Kerner and Lerner:

“Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time.”

“Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely.”

“Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints.”

“Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.”

Thus far, there is no evidence that McCain knew about or directed Kerner to take such action. It is plausible that Kerner, knowing of McCain’s dislike of the tea party, opted to be a proactive and loyal staffer by urging the IRS to take action against the groups.

But McCain’s personality does little to keep him far removed from the scandal and tongues are wagging with speculation as to his involvement. Regardless, McCain’s frosty relationship with President Donald Trump has not made the Arizona senator many fans among Trump supporters.

New suspicions about him betraying the tea party won’t help matters at all.

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Chelsea Handler Says Fox Doesn’t Work With
Black People, Obviously Doesn’t Watch Network

Humor is supposed to be based on truth. After all, the reason we laugh at a joke or scenario is because it triggers a feeling of recognition about reality, especially if it’s presented in an unexpected way.

It doesn’t look like “comedian” Chelsea Handler has a very firm grasp on truth or reality, however.

After a production error during a Fox News broadcast was called out by users on Twitter, the raunchy and sex-obsessed Handler tried to bash the network … but ended up showing off her ignorance instead.

“Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle,” the comedian and television host posted on Twitter Thursday evening.

That part was true enough: Fox admitted that they made a mistake on a background slide during a tribute to the late soul singer, and accidentally showed a faded photo of LaBelle. The main image still showed Franklin, who passed away on Thursday in Detroit.

Broadcast television is complex, which you would think Handler understands after being involved in TV for many years. Honest mistakes happen on every network. But no: In Handler’s alternate reality, the only explanation for the mistake was racism.

“It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any,” she declared.

Chelsea Handler  @chelseahandler

Fox News honored Aretha Franklin by using a graphic that contained a photo of Patti LaBelle. It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to tell black people apart because they’ve never worked with any.

Was she trying to be bitter or funny? It was hard to tell, but either way, that statement shows just how isolated the Hollywood left is from reality.

If she really believes that Fox has “never worked with any” black people, maybe she should try an experiment: Actually watch the channel for a minute.

She would probably tune in to the face of Harris Faulkner, the enthusiastic and Emmy-winning host of “Outnumbered,” which airs every single weekday.

Or, maybe she could get a clue from Deneen Borelli, another well-known face of Fox News for nearly a decade. How about the venerable Juan Williams, co-host of “The Five” and a “Fox News Sunday” regular for over 20 years?

Nah. They apparently don’t count, because Handler would rather live in an alternate reality of ignorance than admit she was the one making racial assumptions.

We’re not finished! Moving on to frequent guest contributors to Fox News, how about Candace Owens? Brandon Tatum? Ben Carson? Larry Elder? All of these smart individuals are familiar faces at Fox, and all are — look closely! — African American.

That’s saying nothing of the behind-the-scenes staff at Fox, a good number of whom are of course black. In fact, it’s completely possible the photo mix-up was accidentally made by a black employee. Handler openly assumed the race of the staff members who made the error, while knowing nothing.

Once again, the left has tipped their hand and revealed just how elitist and out of touch they are.

Handler has likely never turned on Fox News in her life, yet she thinks she’s an expert on it. She eagerly diminishes and waves away the contributions of black Americans to one of the most popular news stations in the nation, while lecturing others about race.

This type of attitude implies that only “liberal approved” black voices count. If they don’t parrot a 43-year-old white comedian’s politics, they’re invisible to her.

That arrogant view, and not an honest editing mistake, is perhaps the real outrage here … and it’s exactly why so many black voters are walking away from the left.

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