Big govt, Issues, Politics

NY Bishops Blast Cuomo’s Attack on Innocent Life

Days before the Jan. 22 passage of the Reproductive Health Act permitting late abortion by nondoctors, the bishops of New York slammed the move and the innocent lives to be lost. “Words are insufficient to describe the profound sadness we feel at the contemplated passage of New York State’s new proposed abortion policy.” In an open letter to “Catholic” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany warned that this legislation “threatens to rupture the communion between the Catholic faith and those who support the RHA even while professing to follow the church…” Read more…

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Americans United for Life CEO Catherine Glenn Foster told the Catholic News Agency in early January that under Gov. Andrew Cuomo the operators of New York’s nail salons would face stricter regulations than people running abortion clinics in the state.

And then came the Reproductive Health Act. The legislation allows nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform abortions and permits late-abortion at any time to protect the mother’s life or health, as well as in the case of fetal inviability.

The legislation also decriminalizes abortion, sliding it out of the New York penal code and under the jurisdiction of the state’s health department.

New York state Republicans have been able to block this proposal for the past 12 years. But with Democrats winning control of the legislature in November, they pushed it through not long after their legislative seats were warm.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Democrats’ Leftward March

President Donald Trump should send liberals a big fat thank-you note.
For each day Americans see how truly radical the Democratic Party has become is a win for the president, who, by contrast, looks like a full-blown moderate.

Take Democrats’ extreme swing to the left on women’s reproductive issues. What used to be a party that said abortion should be safe, legal and rare is now pushing hard in Virginia, Rhode Island and beyond for legalized late-term abortion on demand — meaning a woman could get an abortion at any time during a pregnancy, up until the baby’s birth. Never mind the fact that science has proved that at 20 weeks, a fetus can feel pain and that many babies can live outside the womb after gestating for just six months.

That’s irrelevant to such abortion radicals as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who just inked legislation — proposed by Democrats — allowing such a barbaric practice to take place. Make no mistake; late-term abortion and partial-birth abortion are not mainstream practices outside the U.S. by any means. In fact, only six other countries allow the grisly practice — North Korea is one — as billions of compassionate humans worldwide consider the termination of a 9-month-old baby in utero or born alive to be infanticide.

Call it what you will, but a growing number of prominent Democrats, in lockstep with Planned Parenthood, support it.
Then there’s presidential hopeful Kamala Harris. At a televised town hall meeting this week, the Democratic senator from California called for “Medicare for all,” which means that if she were to be elected president, 177 million Americans on private health insurance would lose their plans. If that were not radical enough — wiping out an entire health care industry and abolishing consumer choice — “Medicare for all” would cost taxpayers an estimated $32.6 trillion over 10 years.

But that’s not the only cost far-left liberals want to raise. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, another Democratic presidential hopeful, is calling for an incremental wealth tax on the rich — catapulting America toward socialism — despite the fact that a recent Forbes analysis found that her proposal would cost billionaires an estimated $85 billion per year. That’s money that many billionaires currently use for seeding startup enterprises, for supporting higher education with significant private grants and for other worthwhile charitable and philanthropic endeavors benefiting humanity — all of which would contract, if not collapse, if the taxman came knocking.
Then there’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist, who also wants to fleece the rich. She wants a 70 percent marginal tax rate for the highest income tax bracket, a policy undoubtedly embraced by Venezuela’s illegitimate dictator, Nicolas Maduro, who’s led his high-tax nation to economic collapse, causing millions of poverty-stricken citizens to flee the country.

But that’s not all. Scores of liberal lawmakers are calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE’s members protect America by apprehending sex traffickers, violent criminals and drug dealers and prohibiting them from entering the country. Far-left liberals, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, continue to support open borders and refuse to build the barrier wall Trump is asking for to secure the porous southern border.

As the race for 2020 heats up, voters are beginning to see the sharp contrast between America’s two major political parties. Who knew Democrats could make Donald Trump, an unconventional president, appear mainstream?
Congrats, Democrats. You’ve already succeeded.

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Bipartisan Standing Ovation on House Floor for Victims of Illegal Alien Crime

In one of the most optimistic signs for ending the border security stalemate between the White House and the Democrat-led House of Representatives, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were moved to give victims of illegal alien crimes a standing ovation on the chamber floor. The symbolic gesture happened on Wednesday as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy read out 50 names of Americans, many of them policemen, killed by illegal immigrants as evidence of why the “status quo” keeping open borders must end. Quoth McCarthy: There have been 266,000 criminal aliens arrested in the last two years. This includes charges or convictions of 100,000 assaults, nearly 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Three hundred Americans die every week from heroin. And more than 90 percent of heroin comes across the Southern border. And roughly 10,000 children are being smuggled into the U.S. every year to be sold for human trafficking. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday gave victims of illegal alien crimes a bipartisan standing ovation on the floor of the chamber as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy read out the names of Americans killed by illegal aliens in a lengthy speech.

McCarthy began his speech bashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s strategy on the government funding battle that has protected the “status quo” on immigration, a system that has led to serious consequences for American citizen victims of illegal immigration.

McCarthy said on the House floor:

At a time when the country expects its leaders in Washington to look forward, this House majority is looking backward. When our country expects solutions, they are using this chamber to settle political scores. As hundreds of thousands of Americans painfully experienced, portions of our federal government were shut down for 35 days. A shameful record under this majority’s watch.

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Big govt, Courts, Media, Politics

Roger Stone Calls for CNN to Testify “Tip-Off” Truth Under Oath

Following his high-profile arrest at his home last week-complete with a full CNN production team trailing the FBI-Roger Stone is calling for the “fake news” network to testify under oath that it was not a tip-off from the Department of Justice. CNN was, of course, quick to deny that its presence as the sole media outlet on the scene was anything more than “gut instinct.” According to Breitbart, Stone said: “[FBI agents] walked me out in the middle of the street to make sure the CNN camera could get great footage of the whole thing. The street was sealed off, so how CNN had a camera right outside the door that’s very hard to understand because nobody else was allowed on the street.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Roger Stone told Breitbart News that CNN coordinated with the “Mueller investigation” in producing “great footage” depicting him as “some sort of criminal” in order to “taint the jury pool.” He offered his remarks in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Stone recalled last Friday’s events when he was arrested by FBI agents at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with a CNN production team in tow.

Stone said, “[FBI agents] walked me out in the middle of the street to make sure the CNN camera could get great footage of the whole thing. The street was sealed off, so how CNN had a camera right outside the door; that’s very hard to understand, because nobody else was allowed on the street.”

CNN denied being tipped off by sources within Robert Mueller’s team or the broader FBI, crediting “reporter’s instinct” with its decision to have a camera crew on-site during the pre-dawn raid of Stone’s home.

 

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Big govt, Economy & Investments, Issues, Politics

Harris Under Fire for Plan to Abolish Private Health Care Plans

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who announced her presidential candidacy this past weekend, has already found herself in controversy after calling for the abolition of private health care plans in favor of “Medicare for All.” Although the Left wing is increasingly calling for unaffordable, single-payer health care, the episode is nonetheless reminiscent of the lies former President Barack Obama spun along the lines of “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” which was key to Congress shoving ObamaCare down Americans’ throats. In short, Kamala’s plan can be dubbed Obamacare 2.0.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., came under fire on Tuesday for calling for private health care plans to be abolished — the latest plank is what is becoming an increasingly left-wing platform from the California Democrat.

Harris, who announced her 2020 bid for the White House last week, was asked by CNN host Jake Tapper Monday night if people could keep their current health care plan under her “Medicare-for-All” plan. She indicated that people could not, suggesting she wants to move toward a single-payer system rather than a mere expansion of Medicare.

“Well, listen, the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care. And you don’t have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that may require,” Harris told Tapper.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Border Patrol Wives Invite Nancy Pelosi to Visit

The wives of the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) a personal Facebook invitation to visit them in Texas to see firsthand why a border wall is necessary. “[A wall] will allow them to do their job more efficiently and give them more time-if they are by themselves-have another agent meet them. It is definitely needed,” Border Patrol wife Renea Perez argued on “Fox & Friends.” The group also called out Pelosi on her political games with their husbands’ paychecks, blasting: “We’d also appreciate if you’d stop pretending that you care about federal workers. If you did, you would care for their safety, not just their paychecks. We can hold out a while longer if it means our husbands and communities are safer.” Read more…

Here’s more from Fox News…

A group of women whose husbands patrol America’s southern border along the banks of the Rio Grande are inviting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to come to Texas so she can see first-hand why a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico is desperately needed.

“We would like to show you around! You don’t need to bring any security detail. Our husbands/boyfriends/fiances/wives/significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness!” Jill Demanski wrote in the letter posted on Facebook.

Demanski added: “We’d also appreciate if you’d stop pretending that you care about federal workers. If you did, you would care for their safety, not just their paychecks. We can hold out a while longer if it means our husbands and communities are safer.”

 

 

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Big govt, Economy & Investments, Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Crippling Tax Proposal

When it comes to resolving issues surrounding income inequality, Democrats want it both ways.
They say they want a fairer and more equal system of wealth distribution, while the face of their party, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a far-left “democratic socialist,” is calling for a 70 percent marginal tax rate for the top income bracket. Borrowing from Mafia terminology, that’s what was colloquially known in the Prohibition era as a good old-fashioned shakedown. The only difference is that today, in 2019, the rising star of the Democratic Party, widely known as AOC, wants big government to do the pilfering.

Perhaps the youngest member of Congress — who, at 29 years of age, has never built a business or created a single job in the private sector outside of her campaign for office in New York’s 14th Congressional District — can explain to the American people how the government’s sucking 70 percent of a taxpayer’s hard-earned marginal income would be “fair” or “equal.” If the true goal is to achieve income “equality,” there would need to be a more equitable marginal tax cap, one not exceeding 50 percent, as taxpayers’ being forced to pay a disproportionately high tax rate versus what they earn would be definitively unequal — especially given the fact that the wealthy are already contributing the lion’s share of taxes while nearly half the country doesn’t pay any income tax at all.

That said, even if one puts aside the moral or amoral aspects of the 70 percent income tax AOC is thunderously proposing to media outlets en masse, the broader question is: Do these types of exorbitant taxes on the rich even work? One need not travel far back in history to see that a “supertax” imposed on the rich in France in 2012 under former President Francois Hollande’s Socialist regime was a total disaster.

Not only did scores of businesses flee France to avoid its exorbitant taxes — or they swiftly sought tax havens abroad, causing significant capital flight — but also many wealthy French citizens earning over 1 million euros, who were subjected to Hollande’s 75 percent supertax, packed their bags, causing a mass exodus to the U.K., Belgium and other countries whose taxes were less crushing.

Most notably, France’s supertax damaged the country’s overall economy by shrinking its tax base, not widening it.
Forbes reported, “As a result of a reduced labor supply and discouraged investment in France following the 75 percent top marginal income tax rate announced in September 2012, French revenues for 2013 came in at only 16 billion euros, a 14 billion euro shortfall below the French government’s expected 30 billion in tax collections.”
That compelled the French government to scrap its supertax plan altogether in 2015 — something Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ought to consider before pushing her ill-conceived 70 percent marginal income tax.
History has a funny way of repeating itself.

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

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Big govt, Politics

SOTU Shutdown: Trump vs. Pelosi

President Trump announced by tweet Wednesday that the State of the Union address will be delayed until the shutdown is over; at the same time, however, he revealed details of what appears to be a scheme by House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi to set him up in the eyes of the media and the American people. “As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address,” Trump tweeted. “I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday night that he had changed his mind about having an “alternative” event instead of the State of the Union address, saying he will wait till the shutdown is over.

“As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address,” Trump tweeted. “I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over.”

“I am not looking for an alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber. I look forward to giving a ‘great’ State of the Union Address in the near future!” Trump continued.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

NY Governor Cuomo Celebrates Abortion up Until Birth

NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D) is celebrating “abortion justice” after the state’s legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act, allowing mothers to abort their babies up until birth. As part of the “celebration,” Cuomo ordered the One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge, and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany to all be lit up in pink. Cuomo quipped, “The Reproductive Health Act is a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values. In the face of a federal government intent on rolling back Roe v. Wade and women’s reproductive rights, I promised that we would enact this critical legislation within the first 30 days of the new session-and we got it done.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, delighted that the New York legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act which would allow mothers to kill (pardon me, abort) their babies up until birth, celebrated this legalized murder by ordering that the spire at One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany all be lit in pink on Tuesday night.

Cuomo chortled, “The Reproductive Health Act is a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values. In the face of a federal government intent on rolling back Roe v. Wade and women’s reproductive rights, I promised that we would enact this critical legislation within the first 30 days of the new session – and we got it done. I am directing that New York’s landmarks be lit in pink to celebrate this achievement and shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow.”

Cuomo also said on Tuesday, “It’s bittersweet. There is a bitterness because we shouldn’t be here in the first place. We should not have a federal government that is trying to roll back women’s rights … This administration defies American evolution.”

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Twitter Enables Calls for Violence Against Children

So long as children (or their parents) are conservative and someone calling for violence against them is “verified” with that little blue check mark, Twitter will look the other way despite its well-documented history of using its anti-violence policy to crack down on opposition to the Left. This is, of course, in the wake of the Covington controversy, where high school kids’ reputations were dragged through the mud and their lives threatened through the platform all over a fake news scandal by the rabid race card faction. The founders were clear that the First Amendment is not unlimited, and we have just discovered its boundaries.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Twitter has spent years assuring the public that it will crack down on trolling, harassment, and violent threats. It’s also pledged to tackle “misinformation” and “unhealthy conversation,” using these loaded terms as excuses to ban a wide range of anti-progressive dissidents from the platform.

But when innocent conservative high school kids are flooded with violent threats, targeted harassment and doxing on the basis of media-promoted misinformation, Jack Dorsey and his staff seem to do nothing — it even briefly promoted the smears.

Over the past 48 hours, an angry mob of Twitter users — many of them with blue checkmarks next to their name, signaling endorsement of their messages by the company — have flooded the platform with disgusting abuse, violent threats, and calls to harass innocent students of the Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky.

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