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 Capital Crimes, Capital Punishment
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Robin Smith 
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Senate's Lower Health Care Cost Act Repeats
Worst Features of scumbag/liar-nObamacare
By David Hogberg
americanthinker.com } ~ Remember the big lies of scumbag/liar-nObamacare? One of the biggest was, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” But once scumbag/liar-nObamacare went into effect in 2014, consumers suddenly found that their health plans did not cover their doctors... Unfortunately, a new bill before the U.S. Senate threatens to give insurance customers déjà vu all over again. Dubbed the “Lower Health Care Cost Act,” the bill claims to protect recipients of unexpected medical bills that their healthcare plans will not cover. In reality, it imposes price controls on insurers similar to scumbag/liar-nObamacare. The result could be more patients finding that their doctors are no longer covered by their healthcare plans. scumbag/liar-nObamacare imposed a type of price control on individual markets called “community rating.” Its unintended effect was to increase premiums for younger, healthier customers, causing them to forego insurance.  The result was health insurance “pools” comprised more heavily of older and sicker customers. Those insurance pools were more expensive for insurers to cover. One way that insurers tried to control costs was with what became known as the “skinny network.” Specifically, insurers eliminated the more expensive providers from their coverage networks and only covered cheaper ones. For example, one study found that access to specialists was up to 65 percent lower under policies on the scumbag/liar-nObamacare exchanges compared to pre-scumbag/liar-nObamacare insurance plans. As a result, many patients discovered that the doctors that they had seen for years were no longer covered under their insurance plans. No one wants a repeat of that, but that is what the Lower Health Care Cost Act (LHCC) will give us. Patients who receive emergency medical treatment from doctors and hospitals outside the coverage of their health insurance plan often receive unexpected bills for heavy expenses. The LHCC uses price controls to force health insurers to cover out-of-network emergency service.  Specifically, when a patient receives treatment from an out-of-network provider, the insurer will have to pay the provider the median price that they pay their in-network providers for that treatment... Contact your senator and say no this plan.
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Why the Carbon Tax Would Backfire on America
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by Laura Williamson
dailysignal.com } ~ Several members of Congress have floated different carbon tax bills in recent days, some of which have both Democratic and Republican sponsorship... But marginal bipartisan support for enacting a new tax on American families and businesses doesn’t make it good policy. Different models and prices have been proposed, but they all tax activities that emit carbon dioxide on the premise that emissions are responsible for global warming, a cost to society which otherwise isn’t accounted for. They propose to address this “market failure” with a policy that could well lead to economic failure. Families would pay more at the meter and the pump. Approximately 80% of America’s energy needs are met by natural gas, oil, and coal, which means the costs would be economy-wide. It would cost more to manufacture, which would drive up the price of manufactured goods. And it would cost more to farm, which would drive up the costs of food. Analysts at The Heritage Foundation used the U.S. Energy Administration Information’s energy model to estimate the effects of a carbon tax to reduce carbon dioxide emissions as aggressively as possible between now and 2040. According to the model’s results, a carbon tax would cause: A peak employment shortfall of more than 1.4 million jobs. A total income loss of more than $40,000 for a family of four. An aggregate gross domestic product loss of more than $3.9 trillion.  Increases in household electricity expenditures of 12% to 124%. Even worse, the burden would be heaviest on low-income families who spend a higher portion of their budget on energy costs. Some carbon tax proposals acknowledge this and offer rebates from the tax revenue collected...  https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/07/30/why-the-carbon-tax-would-backfire-on-america/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-the-carbon-tax-would-backfire-on-america&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWTJOaE9UVmtaRFExTVdRNSIsInQiOiJtRlwvOHZCS1RQeUxKOXYyT3R3cEtSYnRPdWxuV0szVHliQWZGM1hGVTU2K0NhVWVaUlArY3FQbGgrNGJraVBNcDZTaXZrakZGMTFnaDM5R1lMXC9Ec25aa1VLUGtjZDc1c2E5R3VQdmRCZGhPT1hyWkJWS0dNS0NpSWdBSWZ5aWY5In0%3D 
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loose lips liar-Joe Biden Says He Loves Medicare And scumbag/liar-nObamacare. So Why Did He Deliberately Avoid Paying Taxes For Them? 
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By Christopher Jacobs 
thefederalist.com } ~ In the campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, loose lips liar-Joe Biden has portrayed himself as scumbag/liar-nObamacare’s biggest defender... His  health care plan, released this month, pledges to “protect the Affordable Care Act” and states that he “opposes every effort to get rid of this historic law.” However, his campaign rhetoric in support of scumbag/liar-nObamacare overlooks one key fact: For the past two years, loose lips liar-Joe Biden structured his financial dealings specifically to avoid paying a tax that funds “this historic law,” along with the Medicare program. When loose lips liar-Biden released his tax returns from 2016 through 2018 earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal analyzed those returns and found that the former vice president and his wife Jill funneled most of his book and speech income through two S corporations. The corporations gave the loose lips liar-Bidens more than $13 million in total profits, while distributing less than $800,000 to them as salary. While the loose lips liar-Bidens paid federal income taxes on all their income, they did not have to pay self-employment taxes on these millions of dollars in profits. The loose lips liar-Bidens saved as much as $500,000 in self-employment taxes by taking most of their compensation as profits from the corporation, as opposed to salary. The Journal cited multiple tax experts who called the loose lips liar-Bidens’ move “pretty aggressive,” and a “pretty cut and dried” abuse of the system. Given that most of their income came from writing and speaking engagements, one expert called that income “all attributable to their efforts” as individuals and thus wage income, rather than a broader effort by any corporation resulting in profits. Most important to loose lips liar-Biden’s political future is what that foregone self-employment tax revenue would have funded. Section 9015 of scumbag/liar-nObamacare increased the tax’s rate from 2.9 percent to 3.8 percent for all income above $200,000 for an individual, and $250,000 for a family. By taking comparatively small salaries from their S corporations and receiving most of their income as profits from those corporations, the loose lips liar-Bidens avoided paying a tax that funds an scumbag/liar-nObamacare law loose lips liar-Joe Biden claims he wants to defend... Wake up America.
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Turkey Threatens to Reignite 
European Migrant Crisis
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by Soeren Kern
gatestoneinstitute.org } ~ Turkey has threatened to re-open the floodgates of mass migration to Europe unless Turkish nationals are granted visa-free travel to the European Union... The EU agreed to visa liberalization in a March 2016 EU-Turkey migrant deal in which Ankara pledged to stem the flow of migrants to Europe. European officials insist that while Turkey has reduced the flow of migrants, it has not yet met all of the requirements for visa liberalization. Moreover, EU foreign ministers on July 15 decided to halt high-level talks with Ankara as part of sanctions over Turkish oil and gas drilling off the coast of Cyprus. In an interview with Turkish television channel TGRT Haber on July 22, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu said that Turkey was backing out of the migrant deal because the EU had failed to honor its pledge to grant Turkish passport holders visa-free access to 26 European countries. "We have suspended the readmission agreement," he said. "We will not wait at the EU's door." A day earlier, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu accused European countries of leaving Turkey alone to deal with the migration issue. In comments published by the state news agency Anadolu Agency, he warned: "We are facing the biggest wave of migration in history. If we open the floodgates, no European government will be able to survive for more than six months. We advise them not to try our patience." The migration deal, which entered into force on June 1, 2016, was hastily negotiated by European leaders desperate to gain control over a crisis in which more than one million migrants poured into Europe in 2015. Under the agreement, the EU pledged to pay Turkey €6 billion ($6.7 billion), grant visa-free travel to Europe for Turkey's 82 million citizens, and restart accession talks for Turkey to join the EU. In exchange, Turkey agreed to stop the flow of migrants to Europe as well as to take back all migrants and refugees who illegally reach Greece from Turkey. Turkey currently hosts an estimated 3.5 million migrants and refugees — mainly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans. Many of these people presumably would migrate to Europe if given the opportunity to do so. Responding to Çavuşoğlu's remarks, EU spokesperson Natasha Bertaud insisted that Turkey's continued enforcement of the EU-Turkey deal remains a condition for visa liberalization...
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Antifa Terrorists Plan 10-Day Sept. 
Border Siege in El Paso
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by Faye Higbee and Jeff Dunetz
lidblog.com } ~ Beginning on September 1, 2019, Antifa plans to hold a 10-day siege at the Border in El Paso, Texas... Called the “Border Resistance Convergence,” they have plans for “training and direct actions” against border officials according to The Daily Caller.  Journalist Andy Ngo was beaten by Antifa and hospitalized with a brain bleed, as we previously reported. He has followed their violence closely and says that America needs to wake up. Antifa has plans far beyond a few conflicts with patriots. Their full-on plan is to destabilize the United States. The Antifa website regarding the El Paso event says in part: Local and national organizers are working together to build 10 days of trainings and direct actions for the Border Resistance Convergence in El Paso, TX – September 1-10th. We are calling on affinity groups everywhere to come together and help us address US-funded genocide and local concentration camps. When you come to this convergence you will be in Tigua, Raramuri, Piro, Suma and Manso territory. This convergence is being run by Indigenous & QTPOC (Queer, trans, people of color) leadership and anyone who passively or aggressively disrespects that will be asked to leave.They stated they are “relying on white comrades” to donate money for the convergence to pay for others coming from outside. Guess they’re now planning terrorism with “white privilege.” PS- Thanks, commie-AOC, for starting that “concentration camps” b.s. There is no reasoning with Antifa, as they have an agenda to destroy the United States. They are full-on Communist in the guise of anarchists. Anti-fascist–Nah? They are terrorists who violently attack anyone who disagrees with their Marxist goals note that’s Karl Marx, not Groucho...   https://lidblog.com/antifa-el-paso/   
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Capital Crimes, Capital Punishment
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Robin Smith:  Attorney General William Barr has issued orders to end the 16-year moratorium on the federal death penalty and the execution dates have been set for men who’ve been prosecuted, convicted, and exhausted their appeals and other legal rebuttals to overturn their death sentence. While these five have not had the longest tenure on the list of 62 that compose the death-row roster, they each share something in common — they killed children in especially egregious ways as part of their crimes.

There are 61 males on federal death row: 26 white, 26 black, seven Latino, one Native American and one Asian, as well as one white female. The list holds inmates whose sentencing dates to 1997, but the five named by the Department of Justice to have their executions set are:

  • Alfred Bourgeois, who emotionally and physically tortured, as well as molested, his own daughter at the age of two and a half years before he beat her to death.

  • Dustin Lee Honken, who murdered two men set to testify against him, along with a single, working mom and her 10-year-old and six-year-old girls.

  • Daniel Lewis Lee, who robbed a family of three that included an eight-year-old girl, shooting each member of the family. But he didn’t stop there. He covered their heads with plastic bags, taped them at the throat with duct tape, and weighed the bodies down with rocks before dumping them in an Illinois swamp. Oh yeah, and he’s in a white-supremacist group.

  • Lezmond Mitchell, who stabbed his 63-year-old grandmother and took hostage a nine-year-old granddaughter. The young lady was forced to sit beside her dead grandmother for about a 40-mile drive before her own throat was slit twice, her head was bashed in with large rocks, and, like her grandmother, she had her hands and head severed. At least they were buried together.

  • Wesley Ira Purkey, who viciously raped and murdered a 16-year-old girl before dismembering her, burning her body parts, and dumping the remains in a septic pond. Purkey was also convicted in a second murder where he employed a claw hammer to bludgeon to death an 80-year-old crippled female afflicted with polio.

Barr, citing current law, explained that his motives transcended the focus on the rights of the convicted. “Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation adopted by the people’s representatives in both houses of Congress and signed by the President. The Justice Department upholds the rule of law — and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system.”

Naturally, that won’t cut it for those advocacy groups who are focused on the rights of the convicted.

It’s interesting that in his guidelines, Barr ordered that the single drug, pentobarbital, be used as in Texas, Georgia, and Missouri. This single-drug protocol is exactly that which is used is assisted suicide, deemed so humane in the eyes of many on the political Left. But that doesn’t matter, right?

Another incongruous thought is that many who will be found among the critics of this revival of the death penalty are, themselves, of the opinion that the murder of the preborn — the innocent life in a mother’s womb — is humane, while a defense is mounted to protect individuals, far from innocent, whose capital crimes are deemed to have been excessively dark, vile, and deliberate.

States are moving away from death-penalty cases and they’re driven by financial considerations. According to data from the Death Penalty Information Center, non-death-penalty cases have a median cost of $740,000 while death-penalty cases cost about $1.26 million with tremendous strains on the victims’ families. But should cost drive justice or do we choose only to navigate a legal system to expedite and avoid the controversies?

Be ready for the commentaries and the talking heads to seize upon these pending executions as “controversial” because they’re tied to Donald Trump’s attorney general. The trend we’re witnessing, however, is to strangely view the victims of murder as those whose lives taken from them find justice depending on the cultural plumb line or the budget.  

~The Patriot Post

https://patriotpost.us/articles/64573?mailing_id=4447&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pp.email.4447&utm_campaign=snapshot&utm_content=body  

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