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Reminder: Economic 
Expansion Helps Everyone
Robin Smith  
A Different Take on Trump’s Tweet Storm About ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen
By William Sullivan } ~ President Trump was raked over the coals by both the left and right for his tweet storm on Sunday, suggesting... “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world if they have a functioning government at all, now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, how our government is to be run.  Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.  Then come back and show us how it is done.  These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that liar-Nancy Pulosi would be very happy to work out free travel arrangements! I’ve wracked my brain trying to find the racism that many are arguing is so obviously inherent in that series of tweets. But it’s simply not there.  He never once mentions race or ethnicity. And more to the point, it seems only too obvious that he is referring to ideas about governance. But here’s something you may not have considered, given that everyone and I mean everyone, as I’ve yet to see a pundit suggest anything to the contrary seems to be assuming that the tweets are meant to call out worthless-Ilhan Omar, commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, worthless-Rashida Tlaib, and worthless-Ayanna Pressley – or “the Squad,” as this quartet of freshman Congresswomen has been so stupidly dubbed  by Maureen Dowd. But why? If you still doubt me, try reading that sequence of tweets, above, again. Now, it couldn’t be clearer that Trump is referring to worthless-Ilhan Omar and her native country of Somalia, which is a nation exactly as he describes. But he doesn’t say “four Congresswomen” or invoke any others among them at all. In fact, the only reason one might think it’s specifically referencing those four women at all is Trump’s use of plural words -- “Congresswomen,” “countries,” “governments,” or the pronoun “they.” But there is evidence that this series of tweets was specifically about worthless-Ilhan Omar, and not meant to specifically invoke the others it’s assumed to reference.  First of all, let’s presume, as the media has, that Trump meant to include commie-Ocasio-Cortez in his blanket statement about “Congresswomen who originally came from other countries.” Trump is well-known to voraciously imbibe cable news, and few who know anything about commie-Ocasio-Cortez don’t know that she’s of Puerto Rican descent. Did Trump just miss that in the copious hours of watching news reports about the most prominent upstart in the Democrat Party and the leftist media’s new favorite darling?...  
Hiring Pro-Hamas Aide Completes Elizabeth 
dinky-Warren’s Anti-Israel Pivot
By Erielle Davidson } ~ Last week, Democrat 2020 hopeful Sen. Elizabeth dinky-Warren tweeted triumphantly about her role in pressing the Department of Justice to investigate a prominent Donald Trump donor and longtime supporter of pro-Israel causes in America... dinky-Warren’s targeting of GOP fundraiser Elliot Broidy is just the latest episode in the senator’s move to embrace the anti-Israel left, to help establish and cement her bona fides with far-left progressives who’ve come to see the destruction of the Jewish state as a non-negotiable cause. dinky-Warren’s move tolls warning bells of what we might come to expect from other 2020 candidates eager to appeal to their far-left base. dinky-Warren has been itching to prove her anti-Israel chops among the progressives, and it would appear Broidy offers a convenient vehicle for just that. But harassing prominent Republican donors isn’t the only ingredient needed for completing dinky-Warren’s anti-Israel pivot. As Jordan Schactel of The Daily Wire pointed out, dinky-Warren’s recent moves follow a linear trend that the 2020 hopeful has been following since she first boycotted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress in 2015. She was a vocal critic of the embassy move and recognition of Israel’s capital in 2017 and joined commie-Bernie Sanders in chastising Israel during the March 2018 Gaza protests without one critique of Hamas, despite Hamas’ role in orchestrating the protests. Adam Kredo at the Washington Free Beacon reported that dinky-Warren recently hired anti-Israel radical Max Berger, who helped to found the IfNotNow organization, a group that has devoted itself to damaging Israel’s reputation in America under the guise of seeking an end to Israel’s “occupation” of Judea and Samaria and East Jerusalem. In doing so, IfNotNow routinely ignores Palestinian terrorism against Jews, promotes the “scholarship” of noted terrorist spokespersons, and even harasses young Jews attending Birthright trips. Berger’s co-founder, Simone Zimmerman, previously served as the Jewish outreach coordinator for commie-Bernie Sanders, until she was fired for writing a profanity-filled Facebook post directed at Benjamin Netanyahu...
CAIR Joins Anti-Semitic Palestinian Advocacy Groups to Protest NJ BDS Bill
by John Rossomando } ~ A pending New Jersey bill banning anti-Israel rhetoric and Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) activities on college campuses and in public schools in the state unfairly links such activities with anti-Semitism... officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) say. CAIR's partners protesting the legislation include American Muslims for Palestine of New Jersey (AMP), Jewish Voice for Peace of Northern NJ; and the Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, among others. "The falsely-titled Prohibits anti-Semitism in public schools and institutions of higher education legislation would only create confusion between what are real and punishable anti-Semitic hate crimes and the protected free speech rights of American students and faculty members," CAIR-NJ Executive Director Jim Sues said last week in a statement. But evidence from college campuses across the country shows that anti-Zionist activities against Israel lead to anti-Semitic actions against pro-Israel Jews. According to the bill's text, anti-Semitism includes: · Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jewish people or the power of Jewish people as a collective; · Accusing Jewish people as a whole or the State of Israel of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust; · Accusing Jewish people of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jewish people worldwide, than to the interest of their own nations...
Far Left Prepares To Throw scumbag/liar-
nObama Into The Dustbin Of History  
By Warren Henry } ~ The mood of left-wing Democrats might be neatly summarized by the media coverage of last weekend’s Netroots Nation conference... The progressive left seems poised to consign former President Barack scumbag/liar-nObama to the dustbin of history. Moreover, supposedly woke agitators do not seem to care how their exercise might affect black voters who comprise a crucial part of their 2020 electoral strategy. According to Vox, “Progressive activists know their enemy in the 2020 Democratic primary: loose lips liar-Joe Biden.” As Vox notes, “Some activists at Netroots conceded they would support loose lips liar-Biden in a general election if they had no other choice.” Dean Obeidallah of CNN and The Daily Beast finds this concession a sign of a pragmatism that should make President Donald Trump quake with fear, as opposed to the rock-bottom minimum expectation for a group that claims to believe the president is an existential threat to the republic. Not unlike the Hollywood types who take private jets to climate change conferences, the gap between rhetoric and action is considerable. The left’s antipathy is not limited to loose lips liar-Biden. At the Washington Post, David Weigel profiles “The Democrats who don’t miss scumbag/liar-nObama or loose lips liar-Biden.” In his day, Weigel covered any number of Tea Party conferences often unfairly; if he noticed that Netroots is the left-wing, hall-of-funhouse-mirrors version of those events, he failed to include it in his news “analysis.” Rather, Weigel provided a deadpan account of how “the largest annual gathering of liberal activists, which pulls everyone from electoral data gurus to disability rights activists into one loud space, had no nostalgia at all for a two-term president who, for a while, seemed to redefine the Democratic Party.” In this telling, scumbag/liar-nObama — and by extension, loose lips liar-Biden — “left activists demoralized, reducing Democratic Party power to its lowest levels in 90 years.” That scumbag/liar-nObama redefined his party as further to the left and that it is in tatters because he pandered to the activist left too much is a possibility simply too terrible for them to contemplate...
9 killed, 32 injured in weekend 
shootings across Chicago
by ~ At least 41 people were shot, including the nine fatalities, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The weekend’s violence did not break a grim pattern that has lasted all summer... despite pledges from the city’s new Democrat mayor to get the crisis under control. The first killing occurred in the early evening Friday. Raymond A. Hicks, 31, was shot dead just before 6 p.m. with bullets to the head and chest. He was found dead in a Chatham alley. Early Saturday morning, George Bingham, 57, was shot dead around 2:20 a.m. outside the New Parie hotel in Garfield Park on the West Side. A witness said they saw the victim lying on the ground next to a 2008 Chrysler minivan. A drive-by shooting attack on a group of five people around 3 a.m. claimed the life of 24-year-old Daquan Cathary. The Gresham shooting wounded four other people, one of whom was left in critical condition. Half an hour later, Byron Ruiz, 36, was found dead on the porch of a home in Pilsen with several gunshot wounds. Later Saturday, two men were killed in a double shooting around 11 p.m. in South Chicago. Matthew Mason, 26, and Maurice Jackson, 31, were shot dead in a vehicle around 11 p.m. A man was killed on the West Side in Lawndale around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Jermaine King, 26, was killed with a shot to the chest. Hours later, 22-year-old Jessie L. Curry was shot dead in the West Side neighborhood of Austin around 6 a.m. All told, at least 26 other people were wounded from early Friday evening to dawn on Monday. The weekend’s violence continued a trend of deadly shootings in the city that has not stopped all summer...
Reminder: Economic Expansion Helps Everyone
Robin Smith:  A few weeks ago, Dr. Arthur Laffer was recognized by President Donald Trump at the White House with the presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And why was the father of supply-side economics, the top economic adviser to former President Ronald Reagan and coauthor of the book Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy, awarded the highest civilian honor? It’s presented to those who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

As most conservatives who love America know, authentic freedom is characteristic of individual self-reliance. That self-reliance comes when work, wealth, and worth are valued. Currently, America is in the midst of the longest economic expansion in our nation’s history thanks to policies that have reversed the failed beliefs that government has its own money, that jobs are created by the votes of politicians, and that Americans are best when beholden to and kept by the bureaucracies of the state.

During the presentation ceremony of this “supreme civilian decoration in precedence in the United States,” Dr. Laffer, whose policies are rooted in the soil of true freedom, was praised by Trump: “Few people in history have revolutionized economic thought and policy like Dr. Art Laffer. He developed a brilliant theory, shaped unprecedented economic reforms, and helped turn a severe recession into a remarkable boom. He proved that the most powerful way to grow the economy and raise government revenue was not to increase tax rates but to adopt strong incentives that unleash the power of human freedom and innovate, create jobs, and deliver greater opportunity to all Americans. And he’s proved it over and over again.”

In years past, the Left has scoffed at the “Laffer Curve,” a doctrine holding that if individuals keep more of their own money, along with businesses, through lower taxes and minimal regulation, economic growth would be the result and government revenue would actually increase.

In 2018, there was economic (GDP) growth of 3% after the tax cuts of 2017. Over the ensuing decade, that will leave $1.5 trillion to individuals and companies that otherwise would have been sent to Washington for the insatiable spending appetite of the incumbent class that is without partisan differentiation. For 10 straight months, average wages have grown about 3%; however, for the poorest fourth of the labor force, highs of 4.4% wage growth have been measured and reported by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. As conveyed by the Daily Signal, “The highest-income workers’ wages are growing at a more modest rate, more than a percentage point lower than those of low-wage workers.”

Americans’ wages are rising while unemployment is at a near-50-year low of 3.7%. Dealing with the illegal cash-paid workforce that undermines the particularly undereducated and lower-skilled workers has been part of “Trumponomics.” Synonymous with supply-side theories that open markets coupled with, as Trump has shown, fair trade (which also includes free trade) is the winning formula. And, not too surprising, those who need the most help are getting it, says The Daily Signal in reporting that the unemployment rate for blacks is just 6%, right at the historic low of 5.9%. Moreover, “women, Hispanics and workers without a college degree are seeing similar trends.”

There are three threats to this good news and effective policy: The failure to secure our borders to the influx and invasion of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that require massive entitlement spending and feed the unlawful job market; the idiocy seen on the political Left that demands freedom be substituted with socialism; and the unbridled and excessive spending of all of DC.

Once again, leftists are likely stewing in their realization that a political novice, Donald Trump, has taken tried-and-true-conservative principles, applied them, and voila… We’ve found the “magic wand” that supposedly would be needed by Trump to bring back certain jobs and boost America’s world-leading economy.

The facts are that, when markets are free and fair and taxes are lower with fewer regulations, so-called “trickle-down” economics works. Let’s all enjoy and keep “Laffing.”  ~The Patriot Post  

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