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Joe Angione is a former columnist for The Villages Daily Sun, and can be reached by email by clicking HERE
Joe Angione Live Interview on Freedom in America
Latest Edition 9/12/19
Try as we may to get the Department of Justice to designate ANTIFA a terrorist organization, nothing has happened. Republicans aren’t trying hard enough...neither is the president. And the Demonrats want to use ANTIFA’s violence to intimidate Trump voters. They’re too stupid to know ANTIFA’s objective is pure chaos with no allegiance to anyone’s politics. When ANTIFA starts breaking heads again, will our government step in to stop the violence? Probably not... Is it because Congress likes the idea of pushing us toward civil unrest? Tell your representatives you won’t stand for this anarchy.
Are tariffs on China hurting American consumers?
Most of the media will tell you ”yes”. But so far there’s little proof anywhere that consumers are being hurt. It may be that retailers, for example, are holding back on passing on a 15-percent tariff on imported goods to their customers. But, if and when they do pass these new tariff costs on to the public, so what?
Sounds rather callous of me to say that. However, consumers will find a way to continue affording and buying their “essentials of life.” For instances, few of us remember exactly what we paid for food items a few weeks ago. The same thing is true for recent purchases of kids’ school supplies. Was that pound of tomatoes you bought two weeks ago a $1.68 or a $1.48? Was that school notebook you bought for your Johnny or Sally a $1.95 or a $1.75? And if you purchased a clothing item, say a pair of shoes, a year ago, is the price those shoes carry now what you paid for them back then? You probably wouldn’t have a clue. Less than 10 percent of consumers keep track of what the pay for everything.
But let’s say you’re one of the precious few who keep detailed notes on what they spend for every essential you buy--and you’re also one of the unfortunates who live below the U.S. poverty line—won’t tariff costs when passed on to you really interfere with your ability to afford what you need?
More than 38-million Americans are now living below the poverty threshold, according to numbers released by the Census Bureau. A family of four earning less than $25,100 per year is considered to be living in poverty.
Government helps the poverty-stricken. But the poverty-stricken are living much better now thanks to government assistance. An analysis of the lifestyles of these poor people conducted by the Heritage Foundation reveals that “many poor people have amenities that were available only to the wealthy a few decades ago.”
The typical household at or below the poverty line includes air conditioning, two large-screen, color televisions with a cable or satellite feed, a DVD player, and a microwave. Poor children usually have a video game system, and they don’t come cheap. Nearly all have a cell phone usually with a calling and data-service package that can easily cost more than $40 per month. At least 60 percent of poor people also have a personal computer. About one-third or more have at least one serviceable auto to get them to and from work and to shop.
This means that their income from all sources is enough to offer the poor some discretionary leeway in what they purchase and how much they spend. Therefore, if they knew (but probably don’t) that a food store, multi-item purchase they made for $20 some time ago, is now going to cost them 15-percent more, or a total of $23, are they going to, of necessity, not make the purchase? Of course not.
Will this extra cost make them start hating Donald Trump? Perhaps. But the reason really won’t be that the extra cost is hurting them; it will probably be because the mainstream, fake, media has conditioned them to think falsely that Trump’s tariff policies are making them go broke.
No such thing as low prices forever. A big problem is that too many people, rich or poor, allow the fake media to do their thinking for them. They begin to feel the need to indulge in media-promoted “group think”; and group think is almost always “dumb think.”
It’s important to remember that no one, neither President Trump nor any “Deep State” denizen now running as a Democrat for the White House next year, has ever promised—or could they honestly ever promise—that prices of goods and services will not change and will remain at the lowest they’ve ever been. This would be an absurdity.
If you finally do have to pay that extra 15-percent for essential goods imported from China, you probably won’t even be aware you’re doing it. Besides, if you do know you’re spending a trifle bit more, it’s to our advantage to think of it as a small donation to the cause of making China, our biggest trading partner, an honest trading partner...thereby guarantying us the future benefits of fair and affordable prices on all the goods China now supplies to the United states. China must no longer be allowed to steal $ billions from American businesses and the American people.
Demonrats boycott Republican businesses to intimidate Trump supporters
Various sources have recently reported that Democrats intend to disrupt every Republican business owner who openly supports the election of Republicans and conservatives to public office. One report has it that Democrats (the Demonrats) are threatening to release a list of 100 businesses that are owned by Trump supporters.
Their goal is to cost these business owners their livelihood just because they don’t agree with the Demonrats’ politics. This is illegal, vicious harassment, and is being promoted in social media—Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc.—that reach millions of viewers daily. It’s the kind of fascist behavior that Demonrats accuse Donald Trump of engaging in. Democrat candidates for president fully agree with these illegal actions; none have come out against them. The Demonrats are vile hypocrites.
Persecution also set for individual Republican campaign donors. At the same time, the Demonrats are attempting to expose and persecute individuals who support the president, particularly those who’ve donated to the Trump re-election campaign. In this form of harassment, Demonrats expect to send delegations of aggressive activists to the homes of these Trump supporters, giving them no privacy or peace, and threatening their physical wellbeing.
These are the ANTIFA-like tactics of a terrorist organization. The Demonrats are failing as a major political party. They’re trapped like rabid animals ready to take down any American who stands in their way. And, as usual, the media are doing nothing to condemn or stop these actions because they are as evil as the Demonrats whose goals they share. Beware...be on your guard as you get closer to November of next year.
Why richest one-percent can’t pay for Democrats “free stuff”
Democrat (Demonrat) presidential candidates, led by big-time socialists Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are promising trillions of dollars in “free stuff” to lure voters away from Donald Trump. Currently, according to Forbes Magazine, this socialist-driven free stuff would cost us in excess of $42 trillion over a ten-year period, or $4.2 trillion each year.
These socialist liars, when pressed for an answer as to how to pay for this additional debt, are telling us that the money will come from taxing the richest one-percent of income earners. When you think of who these people might be, the tendency is to focus on the billionaires who run Wall Street and our largest corporations. Surely, the uninformed public might believe, these “richer than Croesus” mega-earners, if they pay their fair share of income tax, would be able to pay more than enough to cover that annual extra socialist debt of $4.2 trillion. Not so...not by a long shot.
Here are the facts about these high-income, high net-worth people revealing they can’t come close to covering such a large debt. First off, the top one-percent include about 3.26 million income earners. Their average annual income is $717,000, not much when you might fantasize they’re all as rich as Warren Buffet, Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos.
Do the arithmetic on their earnings and you find it totals out at about $2.3 trillion annually. If the government took away all they earned it would only cover a little more than half of the $4.2 trillion in new socialist-driven debt. And, of course, it would be impossible to collect all of their annual income. Much of it is salted away in off-shore investments, and deferred stock options. Also, these rich people employ legions of smart lawyers and accountants to see that their incomes are supremely protected.
What rich person would work another day for no income? Besides, if 100 percent of their income could be ripped away by the socialists, would any of these mega-rich work another day for zero earnings? And without their leadership, trillion-dollar corporations would falter and fail, destroying millions of jobs vital to all income classes.
The Demonrats who want to trigger all this income stealing from the richest one- percent have also promised to confiscate much of their net worth, the wealth they’ve stored up.
The net worth of the top one-percent of all U.S. households ($8.4 million average per household) comes to a total of $10.4 trillion. This is a huge number...more than enough to cover a couple of years of $4.2 trillion in extra annual debt. But once this total net worth is gone. It’s virtually irreplaceable. Consider this: if the government took away all, or nearly all, of the income of the richest, there would be little, if any, way for them to rebuild net worth...and it would only be confiscated again to cover future socialist indebtedness. If the rich can’t keep the net worth they’ve created, why would they work to create more?
Also, here again, our government would be no more successful in confiscating net worth than they would be in stealing all or most of the annual incomes of the rich.
Demonrats too stupid or too conceited? Demonrats like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are either too stupid or insane to understand this, or they’re conceited enough to believe voters are too dumb or disinterested to ask about who’s going to pay for all their free stuff. Demonrats are not “friends” of the American people.
The plain truth is there is no such thing as free stuff, and that middle-income people are the ones who will be obliged to cough up most of the trillions needed to satisfy socialist extravagance. The current estimate is that the middle class will be saddled with personal income tax increases of nearly 60 percent. And just like the rich, these middle-class people work as hard as they do, not simply to cover basic living costs, but to earn the discretionary income that pays for some of life’s luxuries.
Don’t be so naïve as to fall for the socialist lie that the rich are the bottomless resource that can pay for all of your personal needs. The Demonrats want you dependent on a punishing, life-long socialist tyranny. You must vote them down next November...your freedom is at stake.
The new Nancy Pelosi
House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, isn’t courageous or clever enough to curb Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’ asinine rants about a “Green New Deal,” and now her support for a radical Muslim congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, who repeatedly attacks Jewish-Americans and our government’s loyalty to Israel.
Pelosi’s so afraid AOC will take over leadership of the leftist, progressive wing of the Democrat party. She hasn’t got the guts to stand up against the growing stupidity and anti-semitism of her party’s socialist-driven freshman members. Legislative leaders like Pelosi, who won’t challenge dumb-ass ideas that threaten to become destructive laws--and their obvious hatred for Jews--are the “gifts that keep on giving” Donald Trump the power to storm into his second term as president.
Meantime, AOC, the “twitty,” former bartender from the Bronx who know far more about drink “mixology” than she knows about economics and good international relationships, has turned the Democrat Party into an evil, sick joke. Long live Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. And don’t you just love her lipstick that appears to be applied with a plasterer’s trowel. OMG…how could Democrats have sunk so low and become so brainless?
Evil Pelosi teaches how to smear Republicans
Many wouldn't believe it unless they actually saw it happen. Here's a video showing House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, teaching fellow Democrats (Demonrats) how to blatantly use lies to smear Republican opponents. She explains how easy it is to do when you have no morals and no conscience. Her instructions are all based on those of the most successful liar/agitator of all times, Saul Alinsky.
Watching this short video should give you every reason not to vote for any Democrat candidate for public office.
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Clint Eastwood, one of Hollywood's few conservatives, sees through the bull crap the movie industry puts out regarding gun control and what's driving America to violence. At 89, his mind can still boil things down to the simple, basic truths about how the nation has allowed progressive ideology to screw us up big time. If we, the people, down wake up and work hard to reverse all the wrongs we've contributed toward destroying America's greatness, we will not survive for another decade. Please take Clint's 19 words to heart and put them into practice.
Don’t let Islamists control America
In spite of CAIR’s terrible attack on American Constitutional law and religious freedom, Democrat Congresswomen like Illan Omar and Rashida Tlaib embrace radical Islamist philosophy. Just like CAIR’s Omar Ahmad, they, too, are here to convert the nation--that means you and me--into radical Muslims who will accept America as an Islamist Caliphate. The beliefs of these U.S.-based Islamists are the same as those who are winning the battle to destroy the Christian-based culture of Western Europe. Islamist fundamentalist nations, such as the middle eastern nations of Iran and Syria, cannot hide the inhuman tyranny that is at the heart of an Islamist Caliphate. This must not be repeated here.
New Salvadoran president takes blame for migrant caravans
Fox News reports that the newly elected president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has taken responsibility for the migrant caravans exiting his country for the U.S., and also for the sad deaths of Salvadorians, Oscar Alberto Martinez and his daughter, who perished while attempting to cross the Rio Grande river.
President Bukele said the onus is on his government to make the country a safer place -- and one “where migration is an option, not an obligation." He took office just a month ago and promised to make El Salvador “a safer and better place”...and that “his government is responsible for fixing the problems that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee in the first place.”
Bukele also told Sky News, owned by the Fox organization, that his government will work to "make our country more prosperous and create jobs. So, if people have an opportunity for decent jobs, a decent education, a decent health care system and security, I know that forced migration will be reduced to zero," he said.
Although Bukele accepted blame for his country’s forcing the caravans to leave for the U.S., he went on to say that he did condemn the treatment of migrants in the United States and Mexico. This was totally unfair. More than 35,000 families from El Salvador were rescued by our Border Patrol agents at our southern border in the first eight months of fiscal year 2019.
Bukele should understand that it’s virtually impossible to accommodate these Salvadorians and those from other countries—more than 100,000 each month--in the U.S. and lodge them all in comfortable, uncrowded conditions. Some may be sleeping on the floor, eating the most basic foods available, and often lack recreational opportunities. But, we took them in when El Salvador threw them out. Without our compassionate acceptance, they would have died for lack of any assistance at all.
Personal sacrifice needed to stop migrant invasions
It seems that every time President Trump decides to do something unconventional to stop the invasion of hundreds of thousands of migrants across our southern border, the Demon-Rats and their media slaves begin scare campaigns to set the public against the president.
When Trump decided to declare a national emergency to get money to build a wall, the Demon -Rats and their media bootlickers (lets simply call them all the Deep State) shouted that he was violating Article One of the U.S. Constitution, mis-using funds needed somewhere else, and creating a situation where some future Democrat president would use a national emergency to pass the “green new deal” into law. Ridiculous.
Just recently, when he said he’d close the border with Mexico as a last resort for ending Mexico’s support for migrant invaders by assisting them in crossing Mexico to overrun our country, the deep state unleashed a wave of messages telling Americans of all the Mexican fruits and vegetables and other products from that country that would no longer be available in the U.S. And they attempted to terrify business people about all the trade they’d lose with Mexico.
The deep state knows how very spoiled and selfish many Americans are when it comes to product availability and low prices. They want instant gratification that’s dirt cheap. Tell them that strawberries or tomatoes won’t be on store shelves for a time, or will cost a lot more when supplied from somewhere other than Mexico, and you’d think their life depended on these foods or perhaps on some seafood item caught by Mexicans off their coasts.
Rationing toughened America’s “greatest generation.” Few of us remember the stringent rationing of food items and many other products that was necessary to help win World War II. Our parents and grand-parents took that scarcity in stride, knowing it was vital to ensuring their freedom from terrible enemies. And none of them died because they were short of anything.
But today, too many of us are selfish and unwilling to sacrifice anything to protect the land of the free and the home of the brave. We understand that American lives may be lost in fighting for our freedom. But when it comes to some trivial thing we like to put on our dinner table, we won’t give it up without raising a big stink.
And what about American businesses that may suffer losses because they can no longer trade with Mexico? So what about them? Let them help themselves by finding new products to sell and new markets to serve. No one has guaranteed them a right to survive forever. No one ever guaranteed me a right to a job or permanent employment. No one has guaranteed that right to anybody.
So suck it up America! We need border protection whatever the cost. Get creative. Become inventive in solving your problems without the government having to guarantee you anything other than your natural, basic rights to life and liberty. In this day and age, as always, personal sacrifice must be accepted by everyone if America is to continue to exist.
President Trump, close the border for as long as needed. Courageous, selfless Americans will deal with the consequences.
White House salaries:
Trump saves tax money;
Obama pissed it away~
It was revealed that, on Friday, February 15th, the Trump administration released their annual report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. It includes the name, status, salary and position title of all 377 White House employees.
The report also said that Trump decided not to take a dime of his salary; instead he donated it to an amazing patriotic cause.
The report also showed that President Trump is far better at saving money than Obama was. The total annual White House salaries under Trump are $35.8 million vs. $60.9 million under Obama, a savings of $25.1 million.
...Here are some other key findings:
There are 140 fewer employees on White House staff under Trump than under Obama at this point in their respective presidencies.
Thirty-nine fewer staffers are also dedicated to assisting The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS). Currently, there are only five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump compared to forty-four staffers who served Queen Michelle Obama in 2009.
However, it's what the report said Trump did with this salary that has everyone talking. Instead of taking his salary, Trump donated all $400,000 to the Department of the Interior where it will be used for construction and repair needs at military cemeteries. That’s amazing. It's so great to have a president who loves our brave military men and women so much.
As you might have guessed: the administration’s announcement about employees and their salaries received virtually no attention in the liberal media.