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CNCB: Tax break a conspiracy between Trump and Big Business

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Did you know that Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is just a scam to make the president look good in the eyes of voters?

At least that’s what CNBC’s David Faber and Jim Cramer have alluded to on in the air.

With almost no coverage by the Establishment Media, it was only Rush Limbaugh who caught who caught the provocative back-and-forth between Cramer and Faber in the mere hours following the final congressional vote.

FABER: It’s a good thing. Do you think there’s a coordinated effort, that there was some sort of conversation between some of these companies or some sort of coordinating body that said this is something that might be a good thing for you to consider doing? I don’t know. Just curious that — I don’t think anybody was anticipating it until we saw the announcement from AT&T, and then it was so quickly followed by Wells and Fifth Third, our parent company, but obviously there’s so many others that could be doing the same thing.

CRAMER: If it was coordinated then there should —

FABER: A lot more, right?

CRAMER: — have been a lot more than six companies.



Keep in mind, at the moment of the Faber-Cramer on-air comments, only six companies had announced they would pass on the benefits of the new legislation on to their employees. Since the CNBC airing, dozens of more companies are jumping on the tax cut bandwagon.

As reported by Fox Business News, to name just a few;

AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. said they would pay a $1,000 bonus to most of their U.S. workers, more than 300,000 people combined. The president signed the tax legislation on Friday.

Other banks have also announced pay increases since the tax bill passed Congress. Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC), PNC Financial Services Group Inc., BB&T Corp. and Fifth Third Bancorp said they would raise their minimum wage to $15 an hour. Bank of America already pays its employees that minimum wage. Some of those banks are also paying certain employees a one-time bonus similar to Bank of America’s.

Media Yawns: Facebook Admits to Congress that Russia Tried to Ruin Trump

Did you know that the Russians actually put forth a huge effort to convince the American people the the recently elected President Donald Trump had no business being moving to the White House, and actually sought to de-legitimize his win in 2016?

If you didn’t know, don’t feel bad. The Establishment Media has either given this bombshell news either scant attention, if not completely ignored it.

With the Swamp Democrats and their GOP Establishment allies, along with their always reliable media stooges, this up-to-date Axis of Evil has done everything in their power to persuade the people that evil Donald Trump was secretly colluding with equally evil Vladimir Putin to steal the presidential election from the virginal Hillary Clinton.

But amazingly enough, Facebook’s general counsel attorney Colin Stretch testified before the Senate’s Judiciary Committee’s Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee, the Democrat and RINO narrative has been turned on its head.

As reported by Politico’s Nancy Scola and Ashley Gold (emphasis mine);

Top lawyers from Facebook and Twitter said Tuesday that Russian-linked posts and advertisements placed on the social networks after Election Day sought to sow doubt about President Donald Trump’s victory.

Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch told a Senate Judiciary panel that content generated by a Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency after Nov. 8 centered on “fomenting discord about the validity of [Trump’s] election.” That’s a change from Russia’s pre-election activity, which was largely centered on trying to denigrate Hillary Clinton, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a January report.

“During the election, they were trying to create discord between Americans, most of it directed against Clinton. After the election you saw Russian-tied groups and organizations trying to undermine President Trump’s legitimacy. Is that what you saw on Facebook?” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked at the hearing.

Stretch and his Twitter counterpart, Sean Edgett, called that an “accurate” statement.

However as NewsBusters.org reporter Kyle Drennen published, the big three network news channels failed to objectively and honestly report the unvarnished news as it was breaking on Capitol Hill (emphasis mine);

While the broadcast networks all eagerly hyped social media executives being hauled before Congress on Tuesday to testify about Russian interference in the 2016 election, only CBS covered a revelation from the hearing that Russia sought to undermine Donald Trump’s legitimacy as president after the campaign was over.

On Tuesday, The Hill reported a specific example of how Russian-backed groups worked to undermine Trump immediately after the election. A left-wing protest against the then-President-elect was attended by thousands of demonstrators outside Trump Tower on November 12, 2016 and was “organized by the Facebook page for BlackMattersUS, a Russian-linked group that sought to capitalize on racial tensions between black and white Americans.”

At least CBS noted the fact that the President was a target of Russian propaganda, NBC and ABC didn’t bother to include that detail in their coverage of the hearing. Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News had a full report on the testimony and Wednesday’s Today show offered a 25-second news brief on how “officials from Facebook and Google and Twitter took a lashing from lawmakers over Russia’s involvement in last year’s presidential election.”

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Trump Endorses ‘MAGA Dress’ Singer for Congress

Not only did Joy Villa shock Tinsel Town when she recently showed up to the Grammy Awards decked-out in a very Trumpian “Make America Great Again” dress, she also drew the ire of many in the world of entertainment.

Getting the last laugh, Villa’s digital album “I Make the Static” rocketed to #1 on the Amazon and iTunes charts.

But it looks as if the Los Angeles-born singer just may want to get another laugh on the Hollywood liberal elite. Villa appeared on Fox & Friends in regards to her mulling a congressional run.

As reported by Theodore Bunker of NewsMax.com;

Singer Joy Villa, who wore a Make-America-Great-Again-themed dress to the Grammy awards in February, told Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt on Friday that she’s considering a run for Congress.

“I’m looking at Florida, I’m looking at California and I’m looking at New York, because these are all places I live and work and have grown up in,” Villa said on “Fox & Friends.”

“If I run, I’m going to win,” she added. “There’s such a need for good congressmen, for good people in office who are putting forth the aims of the people, not just their own agenda.”

President Donald Trump wished Villa luck, saying “she has many fans,” early Friday morning.

Which was quickly responded to by the possible candidate;

In turn, former Trump advisor Sebastian Gorka penned his own follow-up;

Bacon

Man in the know: NoKo ICBMs can hit entire nation ‘other than Florida’

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Donald Bacon, 55th Wing Commander, salutes the men and women attending his fini flight after being hosed down with a fire hose and champagne bottles from family and aircrew June 26 at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Fini flights are a common military tribute to the outgoing commander of a military instillation. (U.S. Air Force photo)

At first blush, Rep. Don Bacon comes off as a very loose cannon in the House of Representatives. To be honest, my first thought was that he was some big mouthed congressman from East Toilet Seat in desperate need of media attention.

As quoted by Karla James of the Nebraska Radio Network, Rep. Bacon stated “North Korea’s ICBM could hit anywhere other than Florida.” Continue reading Man in the know: NoKo ICBMs can hit entire nation ‘other than Florida’

Cyber-Insecurity: Three Pakistani-Muslim brothers under DC criminal investigation

Imran Awan with Bill Clinton. (Facebook)
Imran Awan with Bill Clinton. (Facebook)

With updates slowly but steadily percolating to the surface, it’s being made public to the American people that three Pakistani-Muslim brothers are under investigation by the US Capitol Police. Continue reading Cyber-Insecurity: Three Pakistani-Muslim brothers under DC criminal investigation

Last Gasp: Democrat Leader Calls for Trump’s Impeachment

One part Democrat tears, one part Democrat pouting, one part Democrat wailing: The perfect Salty Crybaby. (Twitter)
One part Democrat tears, one part Democrat pouting, one part Democrat wailing: The perfect Salty Crybaby. (Twitter)

Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer (CA) is proving the old axiom “even a drowning man will clutch at a sword” to be oh, so true. Continue reading Last Gasp: Democrat Leader Calls for Trump’s Impeachment

HOW did FBI magically miss Clinton LYING to the Benghazi Committee? (Video)

Clinton before Congress.
Clinton before Congress.

As everyone already knows, the FBI has spent the last year investigating Hillary Clinton’s home-brewed email server for any possible illegalities. Such things as if she ever lied about sending classified information via her unauthorized server were of particular scrutiny. Or so we’re told. Continue reading HOW did FBI magically miss Clinton LYING to the Benghazi Committee? (Video)

Pelosi: Boehner lacks ‘sensitivity,’ falsely accuses of claiming ‘I rule’

pelosiPossibly giving the hint that Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner aren’t what one would exactly describe as drinking buddies after duty hours, the San Francisco Democrat launched into a tirade slamming the Ohio Republican for not only being out of touch with his inner child, but also for being mad with power. As reported by the conservative-leaning PJ Media news portal on Jan. 22, 2015, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi went after the Speaker of the House for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of the U.S. Congress without first consulting either her or Barack Obama.

Continue reading Pelosi: Boehner lacks ‘sensitivity,’ falsely accuses of claiming ‘I rule’

Team Kerry angered over ‘promise’ to cooperate with Benghazi investigation

Upset that no invitation was initially sent…

Many critics of government officials have often compared holding a politician to a promise made is essentially the same as attempting to nail Jello to a tree. Despite complaints that many in the world of politics purposefully become vague and elusive when held to task for past vows made, Rep. Darrell Issa is holding Secretary of State John Kerry to his word to work with Congress, and Team Kerry is less than pleased with the California Republican, as reported by The Washington Examiner (no affiliation with Examiner.com) on May 3, 2014.

Continue reading Team Kerry angered over ‘promise’ to cooperate with Benghazi investigation

Congress Ships More Weapons to Syrian Rebels

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Your taxpayer dollars hard at work.

Very quietly, the US Congress has authorized shipments of weaponry be sent to the so-called “moderate rebels” in the Free Syrian Army (FSA), as reported by the Reuters news agency via The Jerusalem Post on Jan. 28, 2014.

In one of the few bi-partisan agreements reached in Washington, DC, Democrats lined up behind Barack Obama while Republicans aligning themselves with John McCain all agree that American taxpayer money pay for weapons and other military equipment should be shipped to the FSA.

Continue reading Congress Ships More Weapons to Syrian Rebels

Report: Combat wounded vets also face pay cuts to guarantee increased federal spending

United States Marine Cpl. Burness Britt  lifted onto a medevac helicopter. Cpl. Britt was wounded in an IED strike in Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan. The wounded Leatherneck is facing a long recovery after a large piece of shrapnel cut a major artery on his neck. He suffered a stroke and became partially paralyzed.
United States Marine Corporal Burness Britt lifted onto a medevac helicopter. Cpl. Britt was wounded in an IED strike in Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan. The wounded Leatherneck is facing a long recovery after a large piece of shrapnel cut a major artery on his neck. He suffered a stroke and became partially paralyzed.

“Cut military pensions instead of cutting welfare for illegal immigrants…” 

Reporter Elizabeth Harrington of The Washington Free Beacon is dropping a bombshell report on Dec. 17, 2013, citing obtained government documentation illustrating that the architects of the Ryan-Murray Budget deal will not only specifically target only retirees from the Uniformed Services (vice including civilian federal workers) with 20+ years service, but those from the military who were medically retired for wounds received would also face huge cuts to their financially important annual COLA (Cost Of Living Allowance) increases.

The Washington Free Beacon isn’t the only news organ reporting that disabled vets also face cost of living cuts.

Continue reading Report: Combat wounded vets also face pay cuts to guarantee increased federal spending

Paul Ryan budget deal with Democrats hammers military retirees

“This is the worst kind of example of a shady, backroom deal.” — Col. Michael Barron US Army (Ret.)

The recent proposed federal budget deal cut by the former Republican vice presidential candidate will be payed for out of the flesh of uniformed retirees, as reported by the right-of-center news portal Breitbart.com on Dec. 16, 2013.

Citing CNN Money’s Jennifer Liberto, Matthew Boyle of Breitbart News notes that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) brokered a deal with Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) that ensured a mere handful of years worth of governmental spending would come at the expense of the annual COLA (Cost of Living Allowances) increases for those retired from the Uniformed Services, to include NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps) and the PHS (Public Health Service Commissioned Corps).

Continue reading Paul Ryan budget deal with Democrats hammers military retirees