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BREAKING NEWS!!! BOMB SQUAD Called To Trump’s Treasury Secretary

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Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin received quite literally the smelliest present of the Christmas season last night when a Los Angeles Department bomb squad responded due to the delivery of a suspicious package.  Turns out the only thing explosive about the package was its stench, as it was filled to the brim with horse manure. Classy…real classy.

According to NBC Los Angeles, a large gift-wrapped box, discovered to contain horse manure, was dropped off in Mnuchin’s neighborhood. A neighbor who received the package reported it to officials, who investigated with involvement from Secret Service.

Local authorities reported the call came in around 7:30 p.m. regarding a possible suspicious package wrapped in Christmas wrapping paper was addressed to Mnuchin with a return address label reading it was from “the American people.” The package was not left at Mnuchin’s home but in the driveway of a neighbor’s home in the 900 block of Bel Air Road.

Inside the present, police also discovered a Christmas card, which was also presumably covered in fecal matter. The card made negative references to Mnuchin, President Donald Trump and the $1.5 trillion tax bill that Trump signed into law Friday, police said though the exact wording has not yet been disclosed.

The LAPD and Secret Service agents along with the LAPD bomb-squad officers swarmed the area to investigate the suspicious package.  The bomb squad x-rayed and then later when deemed safe to do so, opened the package revealing the stinky contents. No injuries were reported. An ariel video of the scene taken by an NBC Los Angeles helicopter, a bomb squad officer can be seen opening the suspicious package as well as dumping out its contents.  Three members of the LAPD bomb squad can be seen standing around the pile, shining flashlights on the manure and moving it around with their feet checking to see if anything additional was hidden within the smelly contents.

Mnuchin was said to be at his home when the package was delivered and during the ensuing aftermath.  LAPD and Secret Service officials stated he was made aware of the situation but was not in immediate danger.  No evacuations were made as a result of the package.  The LAPD reports the bomb squad handles more than 1,000 calls potentially related to bombs every year. Of those calls, only about 22% actually involve live devices, live military ordnance or illegal explosives.

Mnuchin became the 77th secretary of the U.S. Treasury in February when the U.S. Senate confirmed his appointment by President Trump and all of this hoopla is due to the backlash against the recent passage of President Trump’s tax bill.
Speaking at CNBC and Institutional Investor’s Delivering Alpha conference, Mnuchin spoke about the new tax plan recently passed stating yet again top earners will not see their tax bill fall under the tax plan being worked out by Trump administration and lawmakers, describing the plan not to cut taxes for the wealthy as “the Mnuchin rule.” The Trump administration has repeatedly echoed this sentiment stating that it plans to reform the tax code and would not cut income taxes for top earners. Instead, the administration says it is focused on cutting income taxes for the middle class and businesses.
Mnuchin said the top tax rate may be cut but that this would be offset by the loss of deductions, particularly as it pertains to deductions for state taxes. According to Breitbart News, there are multiple myths with regard to the new tax bill as evidenced by the smelly and classless package sent to Mnuchin –

MYTH #1: They’re cutting taxes on millionaires while raising them for the middle class and the poor.

FACT: Middle-income Americans are the biggest winners under the tax bill.

One of the reasons critics of the tax cuts claim the bill will raise taxes on the middle class is stemming from the fact many of the cuts to individual tax cuts are set to expire after 2025 in order to comply with Senate budget rules. If those cuts are allowed to expire, taxes WILL go up, however, there is no reason currently to expect that Congress will allow those tax cuts to expire particularly if the right maintains control of the House and/or the Senate.

Middle-class Americans WILL SEE the largest deductions in their tax bills according to the facts as reported by the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation –

  • Middle-income Americans win the most. People earning between $40,000 and $70,000 would see their tax bills falling by 7.1 percent. People with incomes between $20,000 and $30,000 would see a 10.4 percent decline in their tax bills. Millionaires get just a 5.3 percent cut.
  • And most middle-income Americans win. Eighty-one percent of taxpayers earning between $50,000 and $75,000 get a tax cut under the Senate bill, according to the JCT. For people earning between $75,000 and $100,000, 84 percent get a tax cut. The same with those earning $100,000 to $200,000. Just 80 percent of those earning a million dollars or more get a tax cut.
  • A lot of families will owe no taxes at all. Most married couples with children earning less than $60,000 per year will have no income tax liability at all. That’s because under the Senate bill, the child tax credit rises to $2,000 per child. (Note, this is not from JCT but from the MarketWatch tax calculator.)
  • It’s actually the wealthy that disproportionately pay higher taxes under the bill.Very few people would face a tax increase under the Senate bill, and those people are disproportionately wealthy. According to the JCT, just 10 percent of taxpayers earning between $50,000 and $75,0000 will get a tax increase under the Senate bill, largely from the loss of some deductions. That number is actually probably too high, however, because it was done before Senator Susan Collins of Maine proposed an amendment to preserve the deduction for state and local property taxes up to $10,000. For lower levels of income, the numbers are much smaller. In the $20,000 to $30,000 range, for example, just 5.6 percent will see taxes rise. Around 19.2 percent of millionaires, however, will pay more in taxes because of the loss of deductions.

MYTH #2: Tax cuts will blow up the budget deficit.

FACT: Budget deficits depend on economic growth, not tax policy.

The forecasts of budget deficits are not facts–they are forecasts. If we could predict the future many of us would make decisions very differently.  Meanwhile, while a consulting a crystal ball will not tell us what we want to know, we can only base our information going forward on what we know to be true now.  Budget forecasts are based on historical economic performance. When growth has been good, the forecasts are too optimistic. When it has been bad, they are too pessimistic.

MYTH #3: Millions will lose health insurance.

FACT: Ending the Individual Mandate does not take insurance away from anyone or make insurance unaffordable.

The recently passed tax bill removed the Obamacare individual mandate. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reports that some 13 million additional Americans will be uninsured in 10 years than would be if the mandate stayed in place. The overwhelming majority of these people do not lose insurance, however, they simply do not buy insurance because they are no longer forced to buy insurance.

What do you think of the recent passing of the tax bill? Are you believing mainstream media reports and the Democrats and some establishment Republicans screaming “THE SKY IS FALLING! PEOPLE ARE GONNA DIE!!!” or are you rationally looking at the facts and weighing them to determine your opinion? Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think!

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BREAKING!!! The MEMO IS BEING RELEASED! Here’s When You Can Expect To See It!!!

GRAB THE POPCORN!!

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For the past several days #ReleaseTheMemo has been trending on social media as conservatives across the country are demanding the release of the newly discovered damaging report. Over the weekend that traction only gained further steam as more people began to echo this phrase causing the Deep State to tremble in their treasonous boots. In the past, the left may have been able to sweep this memo under the rug, but that changed after what was released today. Another stunning report surfaced earlier today that shows that text messages between disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page’s went missing right around the time that Robert Muller was appointed to oversee the Russian Collusion investigation.

With this new information brought to light the memo has been pushed further into the spotlight, and now we have time when it is expected to be released, and it is sooner then you think.

Americans across the country have been eagerly awaiting the release of the anticipated memo that according to all that have seen it say it is worse then they could have ever imagined. The memo details the FISA surveillance abuses that were conducted under the Barack Obama administration, and how they used these secret courts to spy on a presidential candidate and use lies to make that happen.

Early on Monday morning, Congressman Dave Joyce appeared on Fox & Friends where he stated that he had seen the memo and its contents were “deeply disturbing.” Joyce was asked in the interview if the contents of the memo would be cause for termination of anyone involved in this scandal, which prompted Joyce to respond with, “termination would be the least of these people’s worries,”

Then when Joyce was asked if people would go to jail, he responded with, “They should.”

Now, how bad is this memo?

Joyce added, “Every American…would be surprised how bad it is.”

According to Joyce, the memo has been making its rounds through Congress for a bit now, and the contents enclosed in this memo has stunned almost every member of Congress who has read it.

Now, many of us are wondering why would the release of this damaging memo take that long since we have the right to know what is going on behind the closed doors in our government. Well, to give more answers on why we may have this delay of two to three weeks here is more from Washington Examiner.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy met with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes over the weekend to discuss next steps for the memo that details alleged abuses by the Intelligence Committee.

According to a committee source, no final decision was made on making it public because the three want to give lawmakers “who haven’t read it yet a chance to do so and weigh in.”

If a decision is made for a public release, the timeframe would probably be two to three weeks, the source told the Washington Examiner.

The four-page report, which was made available to the entire House on Thursday and has since been viewed by at least 180 members as of Sunday, is said to outline misuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by the Obama administration.

Meanwhile, the FBI has yet to see the memo.

“The FBI has requested to receive a copy of the memo in order to evaluate the information and take appropriate steps if necessary. To date, the request has been declined,” FBI spokesman Andrew Ames told the Washington Examiner.

Unnamed individuals who spoke with the Washington Post said the memo contains assertions that seek to discredit Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that hired former British spy Christopher Steele to author the largely unverified “Trump dossier.”

The document reportedly says the FBI included false claims from Steele about Trump associates’ ties to Russia in an approved application to spy on campaign adviser Carter Page.

While everyone is waiting on the contents of this memo, some people have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on how the note should be released, and I must say some of them are great ideas.

This memo could be the game changer we have all been waiting for over the last year.

It is about time that the American people know just how destructive Barack Obama and his minions were and how they were the ones obstructing justice in our country. Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the rest of those involved in this shocking abuse of power deserve to answer for their crimes once and for all and maybe now we will be able to see that happen.

H/T [Official Sarah Palin]

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BREAKING!! TRUMP’S DOING IT ON MARCH 5th!!! DREAMERS ARE DONE!

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There has been a tremendous amount of concern regarding the government shutdown and what brought it about. Primarily, it was DACA, Dreamers, and the issue of illegal immigration. Democrats shut down the government because DACA kids weren’t included in the budget. Which has everyone wondering what’s going to happen now that the budget has been extended for a month on the promise that DACA will be taken care of.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a White House press briefing that it is possible starting March 5th that Dreamers could start getting deported. This is if Democrats don’t comply with the demands of President Trump regarding chain migration. Sanders said,

We haven’t determined that. We are hopeful we don’t have to do that and we don’t have to get there. We would like Democrats to get serious about solving problems.”

Now Congress has six weeks until the continuing resolution before the budget runs out. Only six weeks to figure out United States immigration policy and deal with the 690,000 DACA kids currently in this country. If they weren’t able to figure this out in October or the last four times they passed a continuing resolution what is going to make them figure it out in less than a month?

When asked about the status of Dreamers and the message the administration is sending to them in light of everything that is going on Sanders replied,

I think they should storm capitol hill and protest there because that is the place that has held up this discussion. Democrats are the one who shut this discussion down by forcing a government shutdown, by being unwilling to fund the government. We lost four days over this process of the conversation that should have been focused on immigration reform, fighting over this CR. If they had been part of the solution instead of part of the problem, I think we would already be further down the road in our negotiation on this package.”

The Daily Mail reported,

Sanders said Monday that Democrats in the Capitol ‘held up’ discussion about DACA, which gives at least 700,000 people a guarantee they won’t be deported unless they commit crimes. ‘Democrats are the one that shut this discussion down by forcing a shutdown, by being unwilling to fund the government,’ she insisted. Sanders framed DACA recipients’ worries as products of a ‘failure to actually address the issue’ on Capitol Hill.

‘They’re the ones that actually pass and make those laws,’ she said of Congress.
‘And the president gave a six-month timeframe in order for them to do that. And now I think all of America is counting on them to show up and make sure that happens.’ The DACA program’s uncertain fate continues to serve as leverage for the president to demand funding to construct a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

He also wants an end to ‘chain migration,’ a system that allows green card holders to sponsor large numbers of relatives for lawful admission into the U.S. And Trump is demanding that Congress scrap a diversity visa lottery that awards residence and work permits to people who come from ‘underrepresented’ countries. He has said he prefers a ‘merit-based’ system that pays no notice to anyone’s country of origin. Trump’s wall in particular, a constant campaign promise that consistently riled up crowds in 2015 and 2016, has become a sticking point for many Democrats.

At least one outspoken congressional advocate for illegal immigrants, however, is willing to grudgingly go along. ‘I think the wall is a monumental waste of taxpayers’ money, and it’s to build a monument to stupidity and it’s just idiotic,’ Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois said Sunday on ABC. ‘Having said that, if that’s what it’s going to take in order to put 800,000 young men and women in the country … in a safe place and put them on course to full integration in our society … I say pay it.'”

While DACA protections will likely diminish starting March 6th, and the likelihood that some deportations will take place is high, Democrats only have themselves to blame. They have had since October to try and negotiate a DACA deal yet they have held out until now to push for a government shutdown. It makes no sense other than to call it a publicity stunt.

They are willfully holding the American people hostage over DACA kids who only account for 690,000 people out of the population. While the Children’s Health Insurance Program is something that 8,500,000 children are covered by. Democrats willingly putting the lives of 8,500,000 children at risk all to protect 690,000. The numbers just don’t add up no matter which way you spin it. There is no excuse for what they did.

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BREAKING!! TRUMP Just Made URGENT Announcement!! THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!

HELL YEAH!! GO TRUMP!

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The government has been shut down for three days. But it is expected to reopen tomorrow. Senate Democrats forced the shutdown by filibustering on Friday. Thus, over the weekend long and bipartisan talks took place over how to end the shutdown. Eventually, both sides came to an agreement.

The government shutdown came about because Senate and House Democrats wanted DACA funding included in the continuing resolution budget package. However, it was not in it. Even though they agreed with everything else in the budget including extending Children’s Health Insurance Program funding for six years. Democrats refused to end the shutdown until DACA was discussed while President Trump insisted he would not negotiate DACA until the government was reopened.

The Independent Journal Review reported,

On Monday, the Senate voted to end the government shutdown after just three days of being unable to reach a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and immigration reform. President Donald Trump repeatedly said that funding for the border wall would need to be included in the deal, and Schumer argued for DACA to be included, as well.

In the end, Schumer gave in to a plan where Democrats would accept a deal to end the shutdown in exchange for opening negotiations on DACA. The vote landed at 81-18.
Now Trump has issued a statement saying that Democrats had finally “come to their senses” to fund the military, border patrol, first responders, and insurance for vulnerable children. He then said his administration would “work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration,” but only if “it is good for our country.””

The President spent the weekend at the White House residence on standby should the Senate finally come to a conclusion. They did, however, it wasn’t until Monday when a decision was made. While at the White House the President was reported to be restless while on the phone with Republican legislators and some informal congressional aides.

While some took issue over his notable absence from the discussions he did exactly what he was supposed to. It isn’t his job to craft a budget, it is Congress’ job. His role is more of a principal, a lender of last resort, the last person you want to go to. Going to him indicates a failure on the part of Congress and the Senate to do their job and negotiate a bill that could pass. In the end, he won and thereby the American people won.

USAToday reported,

Yet Democrats on Monday made their own case for at least a partial victory. They noted that the new spending plan lasts less than three weeks, winning them a commitment to work on a permanent resolution to the issue of DREAMers, the undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

If there’s no agreement by Feb. 8, they warned, there could be a rerun of what Democrats called the “Trump shutdown,” which took place as both parties positioned themselves for congressional elections in a little less than ten months. “The Republican majority now has seventeen days to prevent the DREAMers from being deported,” said Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaking on the Senate floor.

On Monday, Senate Democrats came together with Republicans on a short-term government funding bill — with a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to work toward a bipartisan compromise on immigration, border security, and a broader budget outline before then. The vote was 81-18. 

Sanders said Trump hopes to sign the bill later Monday, after the House votes on the short-term spending measure and the budget office does necessary paperwork. Shortly after the vote, Trump met at the White House with a group of Senators — all Republicans, and all viewed as relative hard-liners on the immigration.  The government has been partially shut down since 12:01 a.m. Saturday, after senators blocked a bill that would have kept the government funded for the next month. The legislation came up with a vote of 50-49 – about 10 votes short of overcoming a Democratic filibuster.

Democrats opposed the bill in part because it did not include provisions for young immigrants protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA. Trump announced in September that he would end the program, saying Obama didn’t have the legal authority to give the undocumented immigrants legal status. But he also gave Congress six months to enshrine the program into law. 

Democrats argued the president was backing away from his commitment to finding a solution to help protect these 800,000 immigrants from deportation. “We expect that a bipartisan deal on DACA will receive fair consideration and an up-or-down vote on the floor,” Schumer said Monday. Trump himself has been largely silent throughout the shutdown crisis, except for an occasional tweet. But across the globe, Vice President Pence was quick to cast Democrats’ efforts as a loss. “The Schumer shutdown failed,” Pence said during a news conference in Israel, placing the blame squarely on the top Senate Democrat. “Now that the government is reopening, Congress can get back to work advancing the president’s agenda.””

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