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Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday Madness

Atlas is Shrugging

There is a species of insanity in Sacramento, California. The Democrats, furious that business will enjoy the benefit of a national cut in taxes paid by businesses, are working to loot the state even further in the name of 'social justice' (buying votes).
Calling the Trump administration’s tax reform plan a “middle-class tax increase,” two California lawmakers introduced a bill that would force large companies to fork over half of their expected savings to the state.

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Assemblymen Kevin McCarthy and Phil Ting, both Democrats, introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 22, which calls for a 10 percent surcharge on companies with a net earnings over $1 million. The plan could potentially raise billions for the state's social services programs. 
“It is unconscionable to force working families to pay the price for tax breaks and loopholes benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals,” Ting said in a statement, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. “This bill will help blunt the impact of the federal tax plan on everyday Californians by protecting funding for education, affordable health care and other core priorities.” 
The Trump Aministration’s tax bill cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. The administration contends that the lessened tax burden will stimulate the economy and help the U.S. stay competitive on a global scale.
Clearly, any business that nets over $1 million per year in California needs to be bled. It's Atlas Shrugged on a grand scale. Ayn Rand had it right. It's time for businesses to leave California and take the jobs they offer to other states. There is an imperiousness and a smug, sly calculus used by California Democrats. They feel that so long as they can lure welfare recipients from other states by paying 33% more and maintaining the illegal alien population, they can be re-elected forever. Naturally, all this is paid for by businesses and those who have jobs.

The Lovable and Predictable FBI

A new batch of FBI text messages quietly turned over to Congress on Friday revealed new information in the FBI probe of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified emails. It also came with a cover letter from FBI Director Chris Wray explaining that a lot of FBI text messages that were supposed to be preserved–have been lost.

Wow, they lost the secret e-mail that could get them indicted. That's shocking. It's just another technical error - like the deletion of 33,000 Clinton e-mails.

In previous text messages produced to the House of Representatives, FBI Investigative shot caller, Strzok and his mistress, FBI attorney Page discussed needing an “insurance policy” in the event Trump were to become president. The newest batch of text messages turned over on Friday show that in February of 2016, Page texted Strzok that then-candidate Trump “simply can not [sic] be president.”

Any neutral observer would have to be concerned about supposed missing evidence from a premier law enforcement and intel collection agency as well as the types of discussions and conflicts of interest apparently at issue with key officials within the FBI. It’s one more piece of a developing story that unfortunately points to alleged misconduct by some at top levels in our intelligence community. If the allegations bear out, it could have huge implications for a number of investigations handled by the officials in question over the past decade — not just cases related to the 2016 campaign.

Many of us, familiar with how the FBI routinely conducts business out of its headquarters, are not surprised.

24 comments:

  1. Brings a whole new meaning to TIT-anomachy.

    Don't trust anyone, LL. Be a lone wolf.

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    1. I agree with Jules. No surrender.

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    2. Everyone needs a compound...and claymore mines.

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  2. They are clearly a generation of swine.

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    1. Progs don't want to build a border wall to keep illegal aliens out, they want us to fund their Sanctuary Cities to keep illegal aliens in.

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  3. Don't trust anyone. Never more true.

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  4. For every liberal action there is a not so equal reaction ... bye businesses.

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    1. California doesn't care. They can keep raising taxes on those who remain.

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    2. A state filled with leeches represented by a crew of swine ticks.

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    3. There aren't enough teats on the hog for all of the little progressive shoats to feed from in California.

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  5. Given the clown show of Clinton's servers, Weiner's laptop, et al, I would think it likely that more than one foreign intelligence agency has copies of everything. LL, your thoughts?

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    1. The Israelis, the Russians and the Chinese. I don't know who else. I don't know specifically what the information was so I don't know how bad it was. Anyone else in USGOV would have been imprisoned. Hillary was celebrated by her own party and by the corrupt, elite media. Which shows you how far we've skidded down the hill.

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  6. And Mueller (sp?) is allowed to continue his farce.

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    1. Apparently, but my sense of that is that it's unraveling. I think that whole circus sideshow will end sooner than later. Mueller himself is part of the problem because he and Comey are cronies. That was always known but now it's toxic. And who knows what else we'll learn?

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  7. I've had many contacts with Feebies. There's a reason local law enforcement hates them.

    On the other hand, my 6 years of contacts with the Secret Service were wonderful.

    Governments love to take money from the everyday dirt people (which is what they're doing when they steal from corporations.) We pay - not the companies.

    It reminds me of when I got my first very generous bonus at Costco. The feds managed to take fully half of it. Founder and CEO at that time was aghast and vowed it would never happen again. Jim Sinegal managed to game the system so we never paid taxes ever again on our bonuses. Even though Jim is a bit of lefty, he took care of his employees.

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    1. I had Secret Service people on the task force that I ran because we were dealing with SO MUCH counterfeit currency. They were always a joy to work with. The FBI is the opposite.

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    2. They fought tooth and nail for me against the IRS and I'll always be grateful to them (besides, most of them were cute.) We won. The IRS slunk off into the abyss.

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    3. I meant to add that most people don't realize that the Secret Service is part of the Treasury Department - hence the dealing with counterfeit $$$ like you did.

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    4. They're now part of the Department of Homeland Security. THEN they were with Treasury.

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  8. Mulder was right.....Trust NO One.....

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  9. Guessing President Trump will give it another year for more revelations and more stomach churning examples of corruption to condition the public then start swinging the hammer.

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    1. It remains to be seen. We live in interesting times.

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