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Things Democrats Funded That Cost A LOT More Than The Current Wall Budget Request

Nancy Pelosi was recently heard to say the border wall is a ‘luxury we can’t afford’! Anybody care to take a guess as to what she’s been smoking? Maybe it’s one of those illegal substances coming across the border like a runaway freight train.

Whatever it is, it must have damaged some brain cells along the way, because Democrats have been throwing money at a ton of programs that cost a whole lot more than President Trump’s current funding request, and in numerous cases are nothing but pork costing billions of taxpayer dollars for no discernable benefit.

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After President Trump requested $5.7 billion to fund the border wall he campaigned on in 2016, Democrats have dug in, refusing to appropriate the funds that the administration says are needed to better manage the flow of immigration across the southern border.

Democrats are not traditionally known for their fiscal rectitude but are being particularly parsimonious over what ultimately amounts to a very small percentage of the federal budget. (In 2018, the feds spent $4.173 trillion overall, meaning the border wall would amount to just 1/10th of 1 percent of current annual federal spending.)

Indeed, these lawmakers have happily funded various projects over the years that cost far more than the border wall — many of which had very questionable value. Below are some examples of wasteful federal spending projects that individually cost more than the proposed border wall (some data courtesy of Citizens Against Government Waste):

  • “Rural Utility Service.” This program costs taxpayers $8.2 billion/year and has no actual purpose after its original intent — bringing electricity to rural communities — was long ago achieved. It’s now being used to bring broadband access to small communities (usually with populations of less than 20,000). However there’s no indication the “beneficiaries” of this expensive government agency actually appreciate the program and the majority of its projects are not completed on time or within budget.
  • Sugar Subsidies. America, as Democrats frequently intone, faces a health crisis. What they don’t tell us is that it’s largely of their own making, as Congress subsidizes the production of unhealthy foods like sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Eliminating sugar subsidies alone would save $6 billion, enough to fund the border wall; it would also have the added benefit of helping curb the nation’s obesity epidemic.
  • Community Development Grants. These grants were created in the 70s to revitalize failing American cities. The program has almost always been plagued with dysfunction, with grants going to wealthy communities and other recipients failing to produce accountability or results. Citizens Against Government Waste reports that even President Obama called for reining in the program. It’s elimination would save $15 billion over 5 years.
  • The United Nations. As the United Nation’s largest contributor, the U.S. in 2016 donated $10 billion to the U.N. As CAGW notes, reducing these contributions just 25 percent would create a savings of $12.5 billion over 10 years. Of the money Congress appropriates for the United Nations, 5 million taxpayer dollars are itemized for abortions in foreign countries.
  • Amtrak. Congress could sell Amtrak to the private sector where it would almost certainly be operated more efficiently, but instead, it’s showered in billions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies. Over the next five years, these subsidies will cost $9.7 billion.
  • Unused Real Estate. Congress appropriates money to maintain federal real estate that’s not actually being used. Per CAGW, an October 31, 2017, CRS report found that “In FY2016, federal agencies owned 3,120 buildings that were vacant (unutilized), and another 7,859 that were partially empty (underutilized).” Current laws require the government to undergo a series of steps before considering a sale of these buildings. Were selling this unused property prioritized, the 5-year savings are estimated at $15 billion. Simply maintaining the unused buildings annually costs $1.7 billion.
  • Foreign Aid. American taxpayers currently spend more than $50 billion a year helping develop foreign countries. Many of the recipients are not known for being America’s closest allies — such as Egypt, South Sudan, Uganda, South Africa, Russia, the Congo, Sudan, and Zambia — which raises the question of what Americans are receiving in exchange for all of this aid. Cutting these donations back just 10 percent would be enough to fund the wall.
  • Waste, Fraud, and Abuse. The Government Accountability Office estimates taxpayers are spending more than $137 billion annually on “payment errors,” which covers all manner of waste, fraud, and abuse within Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The feds could implement the same kind of fraud protections credit card companies used to ensure against abuse, but don’t. In fact, Congress has gone in the opposite direction, winding down the program intended to police fraud within Medicare, the so-called Recovery Audit Contractor. In other words, Congress is knowingly funding tens of billions of dollars of fraud annually.
     

Despite many of the above projects having arguably negative value, Congress continues to fund them. Eliminating any one of the above would create more than enough savings to fund the White House’s border wall appropriation request. 

Source: Grabie News

That’s quite a list of wasted money, is it not? The government is the only entity that continues to run up crazy bills at the taxpayers’ expense. It has to be a real horror for President Trump to see how much waste and abuse is taking place in the government when coming into the system from a businessman’s point of view.

Businesses need to have an accurate accounting of expenses and a goal of making profits. The government doesn’t care about either of those things because it has managed to wangle things to where they have a giant cash cow fueled by the IRS sucking the taxpayer dollars to feed the system, and they can invent all manner of silly programs that make no sense at all to someone who has to actually manage their finances in such a way that they live within their means.

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Insider Report: We Can ‘Never’ Let Somebody Like Trump Come to Power Again

For some time now we have known that the social media and Google are owned lock, stock & barrel by the radical Left. Thanks to insiders who took the risk to reveal their schemes we now have an insider report that details a focused internal plan to prevent someone with the same values as President Trump’s from ever being elected again.

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A Google insider who spoke anonymously to Project Veritas claims the company is devoted to preventing anything like the 2016 election of Donald Trump from happening again.

The insider who spoke to Project Veritas also drew attention to the covert suppression of non-progressive voices on YouTube, a Google-owned platform, said that stopping President Donald Trump and other politicians like Trump has become a priority for the tech giant.

The insider claimed that the company did a “complete 180 in what they thought was important,” abandoning earlier ideals of self-expression and “giving everyone a voice” in favor of crackdowns on “hate.”

Previous leaks from Google support the insider’s account of a dramatic shift in thinking following the election of Trump. An internal company document titled “The Good Censor” leaked to Breitbart News last year admits that the company has undergone a “shift towards censorship,” in part as a response to the events of 2016.

Earlier in the year, recently-fired Google software engineer Mike Wacker spoke of a colleague who informed him that a manager at the company said the tech giant “need[s] to stop hate [speech] and fake news because that’s how Trump won.” 

WATCH the interview below:

Source: Breitbart News

What should be obvious is how much of a direct attack this is on the First Amendment rights of Americans. These people are deliberately engaging in censorship of that right by creating algorithms that target conservative values and those who share them.

They are determined to shut down anything that doesn’t follow the path to a complete global takeover and the implementation of a socialist one-world government.

There is an all-out effort from several directions to accomplish that end, and it will continue until similarly targeted opposition brings it to a halt.  We know from past actions (the most recent being the web form that could be used to report difficulties with censorship that reported directly to the president’s staff) that the Trump administration is actively monitoring social media censorship, so it’s not a stretch to believe they are watching Google activity.

A big thing that those who profess to believe that Almighty God is willing and able to intervene in the affairs of our nation is to PRAY for all of those in authority over us, and that the strongholds of the enemy will be torn down. Christians who pray in the name of Jesus can do this, and together we can defeat this attack on this great country.

 


 

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Migrant Accused of Child’s Rape Claims ‘Nobody Told Me It Was Illegal!’

A few hours ago, we shared the report Sting Operation Using Child’s Profile on Gay Sex Site Got Offers from ‘Pride’ Activist Plus Over 100 Men. 

In this next report, we have another example of the problems that are plaguing countries that have encouraged widespread acceptance of migrants who have no idea, or perhaps little concern, for the social morays and customs of the host country. This time a migrant claims his ignorance of the law as his excuse for raping a young girl.

This from Breitbart Europe:

A migrant suspected of raping and sexually abusing a much younger girl claims that he did not know it was illegal in Sweden because no-one had told him.

The suspected sexual abuse took place in April of this year at a family home with the young girl, whose exact age has not been revealed. It is alleged she was forced to have sex with the supposedly 17-year-old migrant, newspaper Lokaltidningen reports.

When questioned, the migrant reportedly admitted that he had sex with the young girl but said that it had not been a crime and was just something that “happened between two children.”

In an Administrative court, it was argued that while the migrant did admit to the crime he was not aware of the laws regarding sexual relations and that no-one in Sweden had taught him what the laws and expected norms were.

The representative argued that the court should not proceed with a prosecution, claiming that the young man had been doing well in school and that his school progress would be harmed if he were to be prosecuted.

Source: Breitbart Europe

So much for peaceful integration into the society of the host nation. It’s too bad we can’t get Democrats to listen to these examples and quit with their push for open borders. We have hundreds, perhaps thousands of criminal offenses committed every day (above and beyond the mere illegal act of coming across the border unauthorized) by migrants rushing across our southern border, yet that seems to have had zero effect on the vote- and power-hungry leftists. They have become so blinded by their lust for power and the quest to wreck the Trump administration that the consequences of such a flood of illegals somehow escapes them.

 


 

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UT Austin Freshmen Threatened With Doxing by Radical Leftists if They Join Conservative Groups

We are enthusiastic supporters of both the Young Conservatives and Turning Point USA. They are leading the charge to educate today’s youth and college students to the disastrous policies pushed by the radical left that characterizes the Democrat party. Their effectiveness has captured the attention of some who I characterize as domestic terrorists. The weapon of choice, in this case, is to threaten young college students with doxxing, which is a practice that came into vogue during the Kavanaugh hearings last fall.

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Leftists are threatening to dox incoming freshmen students at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), claiming they will release the students’ personal information if they are caught joining conservative groups on campus, namely the Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) and Turning Point USA (TPUSA).

“Hey UT23! Do you wanna be famous?” tweeted an account allegedly operated by leftist students, “If you join YCT or Turning Point USA, you just might be. Your name and more could end up on an article like one of these. So be sure to make smart choices at #UTOrientation.”

The tweet also contained two links from an anarchist blog called “Austin Autonomedia.” The blog posts include personal information — such as the names, phone numbers, and emails —belonging to the school’s YCT and TPUSA members.

 

Source: Breitbart News

This is undoubtedly not the college campus of decades past. The Left has come completely unhinged and has now stooped to using social media as the means to put our lives and the lives of our children in harm’s way.

Liberal radicalism was once expressed in terms such as “free love” (meaning, have as much sex as you want with anyone who strikes your fancy, consequences be damned), communal living with free sharing of hallucinogenic and other illicit substances, and protests in the street, using terms such as “antidisestablishmentarianism.” It sounded like a rebellion against governmental control, but we know now that it was just a step in the direction of tearing down the conservative social morays of American society.

These new statements are more radical and threatening than anything we have seen to date and pose a real danger to the intended targets. The Left seems determined to win at any cost, including that of the lives of American citizens in pursuit of lifetime dreams. The leaders of this attack mentality should be dealt with swiftly and severely. Words DO have consequences.

We have a president in office that is doing his best to Make America Great Again, and these people are NOT showing us what that means.

In the words of UT Austin spokesperson Shilpa Bakre, “Students should never be targeted or face harassment for their affiliations, political beliefs or any other reason. The anonymous group behind this doxxing is not affiliated with the university, is not a registered student group and should not present itself in that way.”

 


 

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