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Dallas DA Elevates Social Justice
Over the Rule of Law
Arnold Ahlert
Medicare Trustees Report Reality-Checks 
commie-Bernie Sanders’ Socialist Delusions  
by Christopher Jacobs  
thefederalist.com } ~ Many of the left’s policy proposals come with the same design flaw: While sounding great on paper, they have little chance of working in practice... Monday brought one such type of reality check to Sen. commie-Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and supporters of single-payer health care, in the form of the annual Medicare trustees report. The report once again demonstrates Medicare’s shaky financial standing, as the retirement of 10,000 Baby Boomers every day continues to tax the program’s limited resources. So why would commie-Sanders and Democrats raid this precariously funded program to finance their government takeover of health care? Before even dissecting the report itself, one major caveat worth noting: The trustees report assumes that many of the Medicare payment reductions, and tax increases, included in scumbag/liar-nObamacare can be used “both” to “save Medicare” and fund scumbag/liar-nObamacare. In practice, however, sheer common sense suggests the impossibility of this scenario—as not even the federal government can spend the same dollars twice. The last trustees report prior to these scumbag/liar-nObamacare gimmicks, in 2009, predicted that the Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance Trust Fund would become insolvent in 2017—two years ago. To put it another way, under a more accurate accounting mechanism, Medicare has already become functionally insolvent. scumbag/liar-nObamacare’s accounting gimmicks just allowed politicians including President Trump to continue to ignore Medicare’s funding shortfalls, thus making them worse by failing to act. Even despite the double-counting created by scumbag/liar-nObamacare, the Part A Trust Fund faces significant obstacles. Monday’s report reveals that the trust fund suffered a $1.6 billion loss in 2018. This loss comes on the heels of a total of $132.2 billion in trust fund deficits from 2008 through 2015, as payroll tax revenues dropped dramatically during the Great Recession...  https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/23/medicare-trustees-report-reality-checks-bernie-sanders-socialist-delusions/?utm_source=The+Federalist+List&utm_campaign=d404b7d3fd-RSS_The_Federalist_Daily_Updates_w_Transom&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cfcb868ceb-d404b7d3fd-83771801 
commie-Bernie Comes Out For 
The Right To Vote For Terrorists And Rapists  
by Molly Prince
dailycaller.com } ~ Presidential hopeful commie-Bernie Sanders revealed on Monday that he believes all Americans over the age of 18 should be given the right to vote... which includes violent felons such as terrorists and rapists on death row. “What our campaign is about, and what I believe, is creating a vibrant democracy,” commie-Sanders said during a CNN town hall. “Today, as you may know, we have one of the lowest voter turnouts of any major country on Earth. I want to see us have one of the highest voter turnouts.” “What we’re seeing is more young people getting involved in the political process, but not enough,” he continued. “In my view, if young people voted at the same percentage that older people voted in this country, we would transform this nation.” commie-Sanders was pressed by Anna Carlstein, a Harvard University student, who questioned comments he previously made urging imprisoned felons to have their voting rights reinstated. She asked if he supports “enfranchising people like the Boston Marathon bomber, a convicted terrorist and murderer” as well as individuals convicted of sexual assault. “As it happens in my own state of Vermont, from the very first days of our state’s history, what our constitution says is that everybody can vote. That is true. So people in jail can vote,” commie-Sanders said. “Now here’s my view: If somebody commits a serious crime — sexual assault, murder — they’re going to be punished... But lose the right to vote and why would they vote anyway.
Spending caps fight exposes 
both parties’ weaknesses
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realclearpolicy.com } ~ The Democratic party spent the past eight years blasting Republicans in Congress for their fiscal hypocrisy, and their attacks resonated because they were true... Republicans had criticized President scumbag/liar -nObama in 2009 and 2010 for his profligacy, and then, after taking control of the House, Senate, and White House in successive elections, not only offered no viable path forward, but made the problem worse. Now it’s the Democrats’ turn to show they have no plan matching their rhetoric. They took control of the House in the 2018 mid-term election, but earlier this month party leaders announced they would not write a full-fledged budget because they can’t pass one, no matter its formulation. Republicans would oppose whatever the Democrats would come up with just as the Democrats voted in unison against GOP-crafted budgets, and the Democratic caucus is too divided to get anything through the House on its own. The progressive wing, energized by several new members elected last November, is itching to push for higher spending on scores of initiatives, while moderates in the party are wary of supporting higher spending without offsets. Many Democrats believe tax hikes are necessary but few want to propose them because of their fear of political attacks by Republicans. After dropping plans to write a fiscal blueprint, House Democratic leaders tried to shift toward a more practical, short-term objective, which is to raise the caps on appropriated spending for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. In early 2018, President Trump struck a deal with Congress to raise the caps in 2018 and 2019 by nearly $300 billion, but the caps in place for 2020 and 2021 remain at the levels enacted in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and are far below the funding that was provided over the past two years. The defense and nondefense caps for 2020 are a combined $126 billion below the spending levels allowed for 2019. If the caps are not raised, and the government is funded at current levels, automatic cuts would eliminate the $126 billion breach. But even this less ambitious approach to budget policy is proving to be problematic. The cap proposal drafted by Reps. John Yarmuth and Nita Lowey, chairs of the Budget and Appropriations Committees, respectively, lacks the votes to pass...   https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2019/04/22/spending_caps_fight_exposes_both_parties_weaknesses_111171.html?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRnd1lqWTRZemd3WTJWbCIsInQiOiJYZnIzYUYyY29tMUFRUEIxWVZSaEt3SGpUSkFrTjN5OGVVT2ZZUCtVUTlvMGhCYnVzYlwvUHBmUXpLSlpQU244ZGtcLzBPK2Izb0VjMTVKMXE5S2prb0ZXakZrdlhJc2NDVXJUVzBSTkI4cjNPbGxHWDM3TU1GeGFsQmw2THZCeEZtIn0%3D  
The scumbag/liar-nObama Use of FISA-702 as
a Domestic Political Surveillance Program
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theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ Now that we have significant research files on the 2015 and 2016 political surveillance program; which includes the trail evident within the Weissmann/dirty cop-Mueller report... in combination with the scumbag/liar-nObama-era DOJ “secret research project” their words, not mine; we are able to overlay the entire objective and gain a full understanding of how political surveillance was conducted over a period of approximately four to six years. Working with a timeline, but also referencing origination material in 2015/2016 – CTH hopes to show how the program operated. This explains an evolution from The IRS Files in 2010 to the FISA Files in 2016. The FISA-702 database extraction process, and utilization of the protections within the smaller intelligence community, was the primary process. We start by reviewing the established record from the 99-page FISC opinion rendered by Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer on April 26th, 2017; and explain the details within the FISC opinion. I would strongly urge everyone to read the FISC report because Judge Collyer outlines how the DOJ, which includes the FBI, had an “institutional lack of candor” in responses to the FISA court. In essence, they were continually lying to the court about their activity, and the rate of fourth amendment violations for illegal searches and seizures of U.S. persons’ private information for multiple years. Unfortunately, due to intelligence terminology Judge Collyer’s brief and ruling is not an easy read for anyone unfamiliar with the FISA processes outlined. The complexity also helps the media avoid discussing, and as a result most Americans have no idea the scale and scope of the issues. So we’ll try to break down the language...   https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/04/23/the-obama-use-of-fisa-702-as-a-domestic-political-surveillance-program/  
commie-Sanders Team Promotes 
scumbag-Hoyer Primary Challenger
by Nic Rowan  
freebeacon.com } ~  Sen. commie-Bernie Sanders's (I., Vt.) foreign policy adviser Matt Duss retweeted an article profiling Mckayla Wilkes, the 28-year-old primary challenge to House Majority Leader scumbag-Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) on Monday morning...  Wilkes told The Intercept she is challenging scumbag-Hoyer because she believes that his tenure in the House of Representatives since 1981 has put him at too far a remove from the American people, and she would like to see more "relatable people" in Congress. "We need someone who will be a voice for us, who knows what we go through as daily constituents, and scumbag-Steny Hoyer has been in office so long he's never really had to be a regular constituent," she said. Wilkes's challenge comes in the wake of a number of Democratic primary upsets, most notably freshman commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D., N.Y.) primary victory over former Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Rep. Joe Crowley (D., N.Y.) in 2018. Upsets like commie-Ocasio-Cortez and fellow freshman Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.) have made some members of the Democratic establishment more cautious about primary challenges: After the 2018 midterms, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced it would cut off any firm that supported primary challengers...   https://freebeacon.com/politics/sanderss-foreign-policy-adviser-retweets-story-about-hoyer-primary-challenger/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=bb7f875fe7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_19_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-bb7f875fe7-45611665  
Dallas DA Elevates Social Justice Over 
the Rule of Law
Arnold Ahlert:  In Dallas County, District Attorney John Creuzot has decided Social Justice™ should supersede the Rule of Law. “Criminalizing poverty is counter-productive for our community’s health and safety,” states a letter released by Creuzot. “For that reason, this office will not prosecute theft of personal items less than $750 unless the evidence shows that the alleged theft was for economic gain.”

It gets worse. Criminal Trespass also gets a pass because “jail is not a suitable place for the mentally ill and homeless — those most often charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass — whose only crime is not having a place to go.” Driving with a suspended license gets a pass because it’s often about “prosecuting a person for being too poor to pay off their fines and fees.”

Several drug-related charges will be similarly ignored, probation periods will be reduced with no jail time for “technical” violations, and bail will be replaced by “presumption of release” in most cases. Where bail becomes necessary, it “should never be requested by a prosecutor unless there has first been an ability-to-pay determination, and then the amount requested should be based on what a person can afford.”

Creuzot’s rationale for trampling equal protection under the law with class-based exemptions? “The question is, if we put them in jail, are they going to pay restitution? You know what the answer is: No,” Creuzot insists. “So we’ve burned up taxpayer money for a hungry person or a needy person under this fake premise that we’re going to get the money back. And it doesn’t happen.”

How about the real premise that crime requires punishment, not only for justice to be done but to deter more crime?

Dallas Police Association President Mike Mata illuminates the utter nonsense in play here. “I take great offense to saying that poor people just go out and steal,” Mata  stated. “The people that will take advantage of this are the criminal element who will steal, steal, steal from every business until somebody tells them it’s not OK to do it.”

Sheldon Smith, a Dallas Police Department sergeant and president of the National Black Police Association Dallas chapter believes the transparently obvious reality that mom-and-pop stores will become targets for those who know they can game the system with impunity. “And so the little store owner, he has no chance of staying in business,” he asserts. And why would they? And who’s hurt in the end? The community’s hurt.“

Business owner Cody Ellison, who has three shops in Dallas’s Bishop Arts District, is potentially on the receiving end of this agenda. "To have the thought of someone being able to come in and steal $750 from us and there be no consequence is unfathomable to me,” Ellison stated. “They say essentials. For us, essentials are clothing. People have to have clothing.”

April Gonzales, who owns a medical-clothing store was equally blunt. “The first thing that came to mind is like, great, now Dallas County is going to be a free-for-all.”

Gonzales knows what she’s talking about. Her business has been hit by both shoplifters and armed robbers so many times that she has multiple security cameras in her shop and a handgun for personal protection.

Apparently some of the blowback led Creuzot to “clarify” his policy. “Maybe I should say consumption items,” he said. “Maybe we should have put that word in there. We’re talking about food and formula that people need to live. Maybe I didn’t put enough words in when I said personal items. Maybe I should have said personal consumption items.”

Maybe Creuzot should make an official list of which “personal consumption items” are permissible to steal. Or publish an income threshold below which the presumption of need — and the right to steal — becomes automatic.

Maybe Creuzot should also explain why the state’s welfare programs are an insufficient deterrent to lawlessness, or how repeat offenders can be determined by a policy that will undoubtedly engender non-arrests by cops knowing such efforts will be in vain, allowing those repeat offenders to avoid building a criminal record.

Yet cluelessness persists. Jason Roberts, owner of AJ Vagabonds in the same Bishop Arts district, support the DA’s policy. “I would hate to have the worst thing you’ve done be the flag for who you are as a human being for the rest of your life,” he declared.

How Roberts knows what the “worst thing” a particular individual has done is anyone’s guess. Perhaps he and other supporters of this policy could reveal how many thefts they’re willing to tolerate for the “greater good” of preserving the “dignity” of a thief.

Ellison sees the writing on the lawless wall. “People are going to become more and more confident with stealing, opening a floodgate for more and more theft in the future,” he said. “If it grows, there will be no more small business owners.”

Mata also sees the downside with regard to shop owners who refuse to abide such insanity. “Either that shop owner is going to have to take matters in his own hands, or he’s going to have to let $600 worth of merchandise walk out of his store,” Mata said. “And so that might force him to get engaged into an altercation that he shouldn’t.”

Would Creuzot prosecute the shop owner to the fullest extent of the law?

Not every law-enforcement official is on board. DeSoto Police Chief Joseph Costa stated his office would not comply with policies that don’t accord with state law. He further warned the DeSoto Municipal Court would take cases Creuzot rejects to “keep the city of DeSoto safe and secure.”

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott also hammered Creuzot’s policy, stating the Attorney General was embracing “wealth redistribution by theft.” When a tweet countered Abbott’s assertion, he doubled-down. “You and others reveal that STEALING is ok when people want things. … That’s socialism,” Abbott stated, adding that Texas offers government programs to help the poor.

Socialism? Anarchy is more like it, and if Abbott is truly concerned, he should make every legal effort possible to remove Creuzot.

In the meantime, the DA remains unbowed. “It doesn’t make sense to clog up our jails with people who are not a danger to society,” Creuzot said in a written statement. “We need to focus on criminals who are a threat to our communities and individuals who commit thefts for economic gain.”

No, what doesn’t make sense is deliberately and very publicly turning a blind eye to law-breaking because it doesn’t align with a bankrupt “progressive” worldview. One in which the words “victim” and “perpetrator” are interchangeable, as long as “need” is part of the equation.

If Creuzot wants to change Texas state law, “then he can run for a legislative office and change it in Austin for the whole greater good of the state of Texas,” Mata explains. “I think you get on a very, very slippery slope when you start to legislate from the bench.”

Slippery Slope? A Marxist-inspired cliff is more like it. One where each business owner “gives” according to his ability, to each perpetrator, according to his “needs.”  ~The Patriot Post


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