*JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WEIGHS CHANGES TO OBAMA-ERA FINANCIAL TASK FORCE
THE DEPARTMENT’S SCRUTINY OF THE FINANCIAL FRAUD ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE IS PART OF A BROADER REVIEW BY A NEW WORKING GROUP, WHICH ROSENSTEIN SAID WILL BE OFFERING UP SUGGESTIONS “ON PROMOTING INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND CORPORATE COOPERATION.”
So the Justice Dept. will in essence shutdown the organization which was finding and prosecuting financial (consumer) fraud. Hence, the suckers who have financial dealings with major banks won't have any recourse when the are cheated.
*US LAWMAKERS WILL NOT TACKLE HEALTHCARE THIS YEAR, RYAN SAYS
REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS WILL NOT TAKE UP A BIPARTISAN PLAN TO STABILIZE OBAMACARE INSURANCE MARKETS OR TRY AGAIN TO REPEAL AND REPLACE THE LAW THIS YEAR, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SPEAKER PAUL RYAN SAID ON WEDNESDAY, SIGNALING HIS PARTY WAS SHELVING THE MATTER UNTIL THE 2018 U.S. CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION YEAR.
The pathetic house leader is fulfilling Trump's wish to dismantle the ACA and put at risk the health insurance of millions of Americans while also increasing the deficit. The bipartisan plan has been evaluated and it projects billions in savings as well as helping to maintain health coverage but of Ryan is too stupid to allow that.
*US SENATE PANEL APPROVES CONTROVERSIAL EPA NOMINEES
THE SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE ON WEDNESDAY APPROVED FOUR NOMINEES TO KEY POSTS AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, INCLUDING ONE APPOINTEE WITH TIES TO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY WHO WILL HEAD THE AGENCY’S OFFICE OF CHEMICAL SAFETY.
The pathetic Senate has approved a group of industry lobbyists to continue the assault on clean air, the environment, and cater to the greedy criminal polluters.
*TRUMP JUDICIAL NOMINEE COMPARED OBAMA ERA TO NAZI GERMANY
A LAWYER WHO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP NOMINATED TO BE A FEDERAL JUDGE ONCE LIKENED THE TREATMENT OF CHRISTIANS DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO THAT OF PEOPLE IN NAZI GERMANY AND UNDER COMMUNIST REGIMES. JEFF MATEER MADE THE COMMENTS IN RADIO INTERVIEWS IN 2013 AND 2014, ACCORDING TO AUDIO CLIPS THAT CNN RESURFACED.
Trump is demonstrating his racism again by nominating a racist fool to a lifetime appointment as a federal judge. By claiming that Christians are persecuted, the American people will be subjected to more persecution at the hands of these hypocrites and their phony religion.
Finally, thank all the fools in America who say that the political parties are all the same and who sit on their dumb asses and don't vote. Guess what idiots, a non vote is a vote for the winner but of course they are too stupid to understand that simple fact.
The death of four American special forces soldiers in Niger has raised many questions especially since our worthless excuse of a leader, Trump, has refused to talk about them. Rachel Maddow explored the issue last night on her show and hinted that it could be related to Exxon owing Chad millions, if not billions, in royalties.
An article published by Reuters a year ago entitled: "Exxon in negotiations with Chad over record $74 billion fine: Bloomberg" claims that Exxon owed at least $808 million in unpaid royalties. Maddow linked this unpaid sum to the Chadian army withdrawing their support from Niger and other partners' counterterrorism activities to this dispute. She also raised the question as to why Chad was placed on Trump's list of countries subjected to his Muslim ban which has been struck down by the courts.
Connecting the dots here is not difficult. First, the current Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, was the CEO of Exxon at the time of the Chadian court's decision. And knowing the history of Exxon, the largest corporation in the world and one of the greediest, they naturally did not want to pay for stealing Chad's oil. Second, Chad wants its money whether it is $808 million or $74 billion, it ain't chump change for a poor country run by a dictator. Hence, Chad's obvious reaction is to not expend blood and treasure to help the US in any form when the US is too cheap to pay its bills which is certainly the case under the bill-dodger Trump. Third, the area in which Chad possibly had troops provided a safe zone for US forces operating in the area of Niger where the men were ambushed by terrorists. The Chadian troops left, the intelligence was lacking and hence the four men died.
It is the same old story. Trump's pathetic administration protected a greedy corporation and violated agreements with its allies and these men paid the price. Placing Chad on the Muslim ban list was a petty tactic deployed by Trump, which is his nature, thinking it would embarrass Chad. A miscalculation which has resulted in these men dying. No wonder, Trump has kept his mouth shut. After all, he doesn't want to seen as a MORON!
The election of Donald Trump to the presidency is providing an excellent view of the underbelly of America's hate and hypocrisy. President Barack Obama inspired hope and decency in dealing with allies, in forging humanitarian goals, and speaking to injustices even while being subjected to hatred and obstruction by the faux patriots of the GOP. Obamacare (ACA) saved people's lives, he tempered down the war machine's killing of civilians in the Third World and fought for women's and minority rights. On the other hand, Trump personifies the exact opposite of what Obama stood for and has actively tried to wipe out his legacy.
Trump has exacerbated racial divisions by his blindness and acquiescence to the alt-right, Neo - Nazis, KKK sympathizers, and other white supremacists. He has done this not because he is a white supremacist, which he is, but because he knows the race card works in America. The GOP has used it since the criminal/traitor, Nixon, was in the White House and expanded it even more under the traitor, Ronald Reagan.
The race card, plus anti-women's rights, and anti-immigration policies, is just a tool by the GOP and its collaborators to maintain a kleptocracy. Rule by the one percent is their goal and one that has been in play for most of this country's history. Real equality and justice are the enemies of the GOP and Trump is but another tool to fight those values. Using Trump's racism and stupidity, the GOP is steadfast in benefiting the one percent at the expense of everyone else. Hypocrisy and lying are the weapons for Trump and the GOP to obfuscate their real objectives:
The world sees the hypocrisy and lies and asks "what is wrong with America"? What happened to the country that stood with us against injustice and tyranny? And they see Trump. They hear the lies, they see the greed and corruption, the Muslim ban and they realize that the "shining beacon on the hill" is nothing more than a sputtering candle.
Have people in America ever wondered what kind of country republicans want? When see headlines like this:
*House passes $4.2 trillion budget, sets up tax cuts for the rich and guts Medicare, Medicaid
*House Republicans taking children's health hostage, as usual
*Sessions takes aim at affirmative action as the DOJ investigates admissions policies at Harvard
One has to wonder. Republicans want to to give the wealthy more tax cuts and gut the social safety net. Do Republicans ever consider the consequences of their policies? How could they? People starving, children going hungry, seniors and children dying from a lack of healthcare. Do any of these things concern them? Obviously not!
What is important is tax cuts for the greedy who contribute nothing to society. Workers be damned! The middle class be damned! The poor go away! Make the suckers who are so stupid to vote for them feel good by playing to racism, hate, and bogus stereotypes which soothe their willful ignorance.
How about building a country with good roads, bridges, and other infrastructure suitable for future growth? Clean air and water for people to drink? How about expanding research and development that helps the populace and promotes a better life or everyone?
They promote discrimination and whine about affirmative action programs for minorities when if truth be told, white people in this country have been on affirmative action for four hundred years. Indentured white slaves gained their freedom and jobs, ex-slaves didn't even get their forty acres and a mule, instead they got Jim Crow.
So, what kind of country do they want? What kind of country do you want, citizen?
Comments to think about.