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Sorry If You're Offended, but Socialism 
Leads to Misery and Destitution
by David Harsanyi 

'Intimidated' GOP opens borders to 'everyone'
{ } ~ The “constant drumbeat of the liberal media” in favor of open borders has “intimidated” some Republicans, said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich... after GOP members joined dummycrats-Democrats in an amendment that effectively would enable anyone from Latin America to obtain asylum in the United States.  “Republicans often behave as though they represent a minority interest, when, in fact, even most people who are here as immigrants would like to see a law-abiding country that’s physically safe,” Gingrich said in an interview Thursday with the Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson. In 2014, the liar-nObama administration dramatically expanded the criteria for asylum in the United States, which had been largely restricted to the threat of persecution on religious or political grounds. Under the liar-nObama rules, anyone claiming a threat from gang violence or domestic abuse could get asylum, effectively opening the borders to the 500 million people of Latin America, much of which is plagued by gang violence. In June, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed the liar-nObama rule, but on Wednesday House Republicans added to a House appropriations bill an amendment that would make the liar-nObama rule permanent...
Tax Cuts in Every Congressional District in Every State
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{ } ~ The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law by President Donald Trump in December 2017, is one of the most significant policy reforms passed by Congress in recent times... Following this tax reform, individuals, families, and communities across the country have been reaping the benefits of bigger paychecks, lower taxes, and more economic opportunities. In this study, we model the effect of the TCJA on every state and congressional district in the country. We find that the average household and the average married couple with two kids in every congressional district in every state benefit from the tax cut, both in 2018 and over the next 10 years. Nationally, average households will save $1,400, and married couples with two children will save $2,918 in 2018. The tax cuts also induce changes in wages, employment, and investment. Including these economic effects, the typical American household will benefit from more than $26,000 in increased take-home pay between 2018 and 2027. The average family of four can expect over $44,000 of increased take-home pay. These benefits could be even greater if the TCJA is made permanent—and they could disappear if the tax cuts are repealed. For individual taxpayers, the TCJA reduced federal income tax rates, increased the standard deduction, doubled the child tax credit, repealed the personal and dependent exemptions, created a new business deduction, and capped the deduction for state and local taxes. The law also made significant business tax reforms, including lowering the corporate income tax rate and reforming the tax treatment of investments. To model the impact of the TCJA on typical households, we implemented the following provisions...
Memo to Mueller: liar-nObama
gift to al-Qaida affiliate is REAL collusion
{ } ~ The liar-nObama administration gave $200,000 in taxpayer money to a group it knew to be an al-Qaida affiliate in Sudan, according to an investigation... The joint i24News-Middle East Forum probe found the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, gave $200,000 to the Khartoum-based Islamic Relief Agency, a designated global terrorist organization, reported i24News, the Israeli international news and current-affairs television channel located in Tel Aviv. The relief group, ISRA, had been placed on the U.S. sanctions list for its financial support of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and other terrorist groups, including Hamas. Independent sources said the funds were stopped as soon as it became clear that ISRA was a banned group. But the U.S. Treasury, nevertheless, issued a special license permitting a one-time $125,000 transfer to ISRA after officials became aware of the mistake...
Nunes Confirms the Worst: FISAs
on Carter Page Will Be Disaster for FBI
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{ } ~ The release of heavily redacted versions of the FBI’s applications for surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page... has generated speculation about what’s behind the black boxes that cover up a significant portion of the government documents. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes claimed in an interview that aired Thursday that what’s behind the redactions is “really bad,” and shows the FBI relied on flimsy evidence to obtain the spy warrants on Page. “What’s in the redactions is equally bad, some would probably say worse than what the American people can see today,” Nunes said in an interview with Hill. TV’s Buck Sexton. “I would argue that what’s left in there is really bad, if not worse, but also what’s not in there is even worse than what people can see, what people can’t see.” On Friday, the Department of Justice released heavily redacted versions of four applications the FBI submitted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in order to obtain warrants to spy on Page, an energy consultant who joined the Trump campaign in March 2016...
JW Videos of the Week
Inside Judicial Watch: DOJ/FBI Misled FISA Courts with liar-Clinton-DNC Dossier
Tom Fitton’s Video Weekly Update – July 27, 2018
Trump Should Declassify FISA Documents
“Stop Trump Gang” is Running an Information Operation to Manipulate the Public
DOJ, FBI Officials Committed Criminal Misconduct
‘This liar-Clinton Dossier was Disguised Inappropriately and Misleadingly by the DOJ and FBI’


Sorry If You're Offended, but Socialism Leads to Misery and Destitution

by David Harsanyi

On the same day that Venezuela’s “democratically” elected socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, whose once-wealthy nation now has citizens foraging for food, announced he was lopping five zeros off the country’s currency to create a “stable financial and monetary system,” Meghan McCain of “The View” was the target of internet-wide condemnation for having stated some obvious truths about collectivism.
               During the same week we learned that the democratic socialist president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, is accused of massacring hundreds of protesters whose economic futures have been decimated by his economic policies, Soledad O'Brien and writers at outlets ranging from GQ, to BuzzFeed, to the Daily Beast were telling McCain to cool her jets.
               In truth, McCain was being far too calm. After all, socialism is the leading man-made cause of death and misery in human existence. Whether implemented by a mob or a single strongman, collectivism is a poverty generator, an attack on human dignity and a destroyer of individual rights.
               It’s true that not all socialism ends in the tyranny of Leninism or Stalinism or Maoism or Castroism or Ba'athism or Chavezism or the Khmer Rouge — only most of it does. And no, New York primary winner commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t intend to set up gulags in Alaska. Most so-called dummycrats-democratic socialists — the qualifier affixed to denote that they live in adummycrats-democratic system and have no choice but to ask for votes — aren’t consciously or explicitly endorsing violence or tyranny. But when they adopt the term “socialism” and the ideas associated with it, they deserve to be treated with the kind of contempt and derision that all those adopting authoritarian philosophies deserve.
               But look: Norway! Socialism is perhaps the only ideology that Americans are asked to judge solely based on its piddling “successes.” Don’t you dare mention Albania or Algeria or Angola or Burma or Congo or Cuba or Ethiopia or Laos or Somalia or Vietnam or Yemen or, well, any other of the dozens of other inconvenient places socialism has been tried. Not when there are a handful of Scandinavian countries operating generous welfare-state programs propped up by underlying vibrant capitalism and natural resources.
               Of course, socialism exists on a spectrum, and even if we accept that the Nordic social-program experiments are the most benign iteration of collectivism, they are certainly not the only version. Pretending otherwise would be like saying, “The police state of Singapore is more successful than Denmark. Let’s give it a spin.
               It turns out, though, that the “Denmark is awesome!” talking point is only the second most preposterous one used by socialists. It goes something like this: If you’re a fan of “roads, schools, libraries and such,” although you may not even be aware of it, you are also a supporter of socialism.
               This might come as a surprise to some, but every penny of the $21,206 spent in commie-Ocasio-Cortez’s district each year on each student, rich or poor, is provided with the profits derived from capitalism. There is no welfare system, no library that subsists on your good intentions. Having the state take over the entire health care system could rightly be called a socialistic endeavor, but pooling local tax dollars to put books in a building is called local government.
               It should also be noted that today’s socialists get their yucks by pretending collectivist policies only lead to innocuous outcomes like local libraries. But for many years they were also praising the dictators of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Sen. commie-Bernie Sanders, the nation’s most successful socialist, isn’t merely impressed with the goings-on in Denmark. Not very long ago, he lauded Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela as an embodiment of the “American dream,” even more so than the United States.
               Socialists like to blame every inequity, the actions of every greedy criminal, every downturn and every social ill on the injustice of capitalism. But none of them admit that capitalism has been the most effective way to eliminate poverty in history. Today, in former socialist states like India, there have been big reductions in poverty thanks to increased capitalism. In China, where communism sadly still deprives more than a billion people of their basic rights, hundreds of millions benefit from a system that is slowly shedding socialism. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the extreme poverty rate in the world has been cut in half. And it didn’t happen because Southeast Asians were raising the minimum wage.
               In the United States, only 5 percent of people are even aware that poverty has fallen in the world, according to the Gapminder Foundation, which is almost certainly in part due to the left’s obsession with “inequality” and normalization of “socialism.” Nearly half of American millennials would rather live in a socialist society than in a capitalist one, according to a YouGov poll. That said, only 71 percent of those asked were able to properly identify either. We can now see the manifestation of this ignorance in our elections and “The View” co-host Joy Behar.
               But if all you really champion are some higher taxes and more generous social welfare, stop associating yourself with a philosophy that usually brings destitution and death. Call it something else. If not, McCain has every right to associate you with the ideology you embrace.

~The Patriot Post

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