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Trump Vs The Federal Reserve (Fed)

Federal Reserve “Palace”, Eccles Building Washington DC

Are you one of those who listen to the political pundits bad-mouthing Trump for criticizing the Federal Reserve policies and its Chairman Powell?  If you think the President is wrong to criticize the FED, consider the following.

The Federal Reserve (FED) is an extra-constitutional institution that was created in 1913 to stop financial crisis and provide stability to our nation’s credit, its banks, and to protect consumers.  Ironically the FED did nothing to prevent or end the Great Depression, and the recessions that have plagued this nation including the recessions of 1980 and 2008.  Following the recession of 1980 that was accompanied by runaway inflation, the FED was given additional powers to “control” inflation.  In short, our nation’s entire fiscal health, and the health of our banking systems, rely on an institution that is not mentioned in the US Constitution; is totally governed by 7 unelected citizens; and is advised only by 12 individuals from the banking industry that the FED is supposed to manage.  

The Fed is led by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) comprised of seven Presidential appointed “governors”.  Below the are two additional levels of UNELECTED BUREAUCRATS.  Below the FRB, is the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).  Its membership is comprised of the seven members of the FRB plus five of the twelve  Federal Reserve Bank Presidents.  The Federal Advisory Council comprised of twelve REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BANKING INDUSTRY.  The FAC “advises” the FRB on all matters under its jurisdiction.  

Finally, the Federal Reserve Act created Twelve (not sure why they were hung up on the number twelve) Federal Reserve Banks, each of which is responsible for member banks located in its district.  (This was before national and international banks!)  

Each of these FED banks has a President appointed by its board of director.  While District Federal Reserve Banks are purported to be independent from its member banks, the MEMBER BANKS DO ELECT SIX OF THE NINE OF THE REGIONAL FEDERAL BANK’S BOARD!  

Sorry for the dissertation on the structure of the FED but the key points are:

  • The Fed is Extra-Constitutional
  • The Fed management is devoid of any elected individuals
  • The FED is controlled by 7 non-elected officials that are appointed by Presidents.
  • The banking industry itself controls the boards or members of Federal Reserve Advisory Council and the District Federal Reserve Banks.
  • The FED creates banking regulation and regulates private banks, PERIOD.  No elected official or agency of the Executive Branch has any sway over these banking regulations.  
  • Yes, the President can nominate the members of the FED Board and the nominees have to be confirmed by the Senate but any actions undertaken by the FED is not subject to Congressional or Executive Oversight!

So, the Federal Reserve can “create” money; manage how much of our cash is available to world; set funds rate which sets interest rates; print  money then buy back US debt also known as Quantitative Easing and monetizing the debt!  All this without any check or balance, nor anyone on the FED being elected by US voters!

YOU THINK THE FEDERAL DEBT IS $22.3 TRILLION!  NOPE, THE FED HAS “BORROWED (PRINTED) ANOTHER $4 TRILLION FOR A TOTAL NATIONAL DEBT OF $26.3 BY USING QUANTITATIVE EASING.  

Should the President Publicly Challenge the FED?  Someone Better!

During the Obama Presidency, the FED not only pumped $4 Trillion into the economy by borrowing (printing) money, they also drove interest rates down to zero Then when President Trump came in, the FED began to pay down, (remove cash from the economy), and then went through 6 additional Fed Rate increases (this increases your credit card and mortgage Interest rates) beginning in March 2016 raising the interest rate to 1%, until December of 2018 raising the funds rate to 2.5%. 

All of these actions depress the economy! 

These actions by the FED were justified as making sure inflation did not get out of control as the Trump economy was booming!  What, there wasn’t and still isn’t any inflation!

What you need to know is that raising interest rates slows economic growth, and what supposed “conventional wisdom” defines as inflation!    It is a mechanism that has been used to curb INFLATION.  Paying down the monies borrowed by the FED also slows down economic growth by taking cash out of the market. The FED set a target of 2% inflation following the Jimmy Carter presidency that featured an exploded inflation rate accompanied by the FED exploding interest rates to over 16%.    During the Trump administration and the economic growth under Trump in 2019, teh economy has yielded an inflation rate AT A LOWER RATE THAN THE 2% FED TARGET!  Thiws is why The President keeps saying that especially the last Fed interest rate hike in 2018 was deflationary and seriously damaged the growth of our economy.

The FED, the National Debt, and Globalism:

Why is the FED fighting against the Trump economy?  Why is the National Debt still rising?  and Where is the FED in all of this?

Remember, the FED is totally comprised of and controlled by International bankers.  The vast majority are globalist in that they believe that a “balance” among nations economically is good for all.  The only problem is that the FED charter has nothing to do with making sure nations, other than America, are financially sound.  Some argue that international economic stability is our responsibility.  Then why don’t we have a say in the really dumb decisions made by EU nations, China, Russia and other nations that are driving their own economies into the toilet?  Why is our economy held hostage by poor decisions being made by other countries!

Why is our National Debt still rising?  Two reasons, One is an corrupt Congress that does not have the guts to change its own rules allowing spending to keep climbing due to automatic increases each year.   Two, a FED, aided and abetted by Congress, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the Business Roundtable, that constantly depresses the US economy and makes sure that our growth and ensuing tax revenues do not strengthen our economy vis-à-vis other nation’s economic growth.  If the US economy is flat, then even if Congressional spending is flat, we can never pay down our national debt.  IF the Trump economy can generate an annual increase in our Gross Domestic Product in the 3-4% range, tax revenues will increase and eventually start chipping away at our national debt.  (Why not raise taxes?  Raising taxes decrease tax revenue.  Tax decreases increases tax revenues.  This is a historical fact!) 

The FED makes sure that our international globalist can move their investments and businesses out of the US into countries that increase their profits.  THE FED AND THESE SELF-INTERESTS AND FOREIGN NATIONS promote foreign countries to maintain tariffs on US imports further depressing US growth and US job promotion.  

President Trump’s

BUY AMERICAN, HIRE AMERICAN

is the Antithesis to the goals of the FED, the Globalists, the US Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable and the Progressive Left.

This is why the President is taking on the FED chairman Powell directly and in the public square.  Continued rate hikes without inflation in excess of 3% is recessionary and contrary to the US National Interest.  The President understands that no matter what he does in terms of regulation and tax cuts, the FED can counterbalance his moves by merely printing more money or raising interest rates.  The President’s economy is generating inflation because for every job gained, PRODUCTIVITY per hour is increased.  For every good produced in this country versus China or elsewhere, GDP and tax revenues into the US treasure are increased!  

TARIFFS, NOT REALY A TAX ON US CITIZENS.

You hear every day that US Tariffs on other nations good being brought into the us are TAXES ON US CONSUMERS.  Not True in the Long Run and Not really true in the short to medium term.  Why?  Ask yourself, “How can the US inflation be less than 2% if ur Tariffs are increasing the cost of the good we import to any significant degree?  Answer, they are not! 

The exporting country, say China, cannot afford to loose production nor revenue due to US tariffs.  Also remember, that China is a communist country whose economy is totally controlled by its communist party.  So, China will devalue their own currency to offset some or all of the tariffs.  How does this work?  Say they export an item to the US that costs them $1.00.  We put a 25% tax on that item so the cost of that item would be $1.25.  By devaluing their currency by say 10%, the real tariff cost for the item is $1.125.  Then, in order for the Chinese factory to not loose the $0.125 per item, the Chinese government creates a subsidy for the factory in the amount of $0.125 per item.  In the end, the item cost is still $1.00 to US Consumers.  This is exactly what is happening to China today!  

In the short term, most of the exporters of Chinese goods have forward contracted with Chinese manufacturers to by their goods at a set price over a period of time.  Most are hedged against the Chinese currency to avoid loses due to Chinese currency manipulation.  So, in the short-term, the goods sold to US consumers do not carry a price increase. 

For items like electronics, South Korea and Japan have forced prices down by $150 or so per television over the past 18 months for example.  Our tariffs on Chinese TVs would have no impact on US consumers for specific items as they can buy the less expensive Korean or Japanese TVs.  In the medium to long term, these exporters can seek other country’s suppliers especially Viet Nam, Japan and South Korea.  During this same time frame, the Chinese manufacturers who have non-Chinese partners, will see their non-Chinese partners move their investments to other countries or even the US to avoid the tariff impacts.  Many already have plants in multiple non-Chinese countries.

So, President Trump has to fight for the US consumer on many, many fronts.  The FED is certainly at the top of the list as they can kill the impact of Trump economic moves and even drive the US into a Recession.  The FED can also manipulate our currency and overvalue it and kill our ability to export, especially agricultural goods that are priced on international markets.  

Congress is also a stumbling block as they typically support their big donors, regardless of party, and these include the US Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, the Koch Bros. and others.  While they give lip service to supporting America First, just listen to these political hacks when Trump threatens tariffs on Mexico and others.  In this case, the day Trump threatened to impose a 5% tariff on Mexico, their Peso was devalued at over 5% thus negating the impact of the tariffs in the short-term.  Congress will always stand behind global interests, until we institute term limits and expel these hacks from Congress.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

So, when you hear the talking heads and political hacks decrying Trump Tariffs, consider the sources.  Trump knows that the Chinese tariffs may in time case some of the Chinese goods to be more expensive for US consumers.  In the meantime, he has ramped up US energy production to drive down gas prices for consumers and manufactures alike in order to buffer potential Chinese price increases. 

What always gets me is to hear pundits say that it is better for US consumers to be able to by cheap goods from China than to have those goods produced in the US.  Good for Who?  If you have been laid off at a factory and receiving unemployment or welfare, your purchasing power has been seriously reduced.  Further, rather than you paying taxes and increasing revenue into our treasury, and keep circulating your wage income within the US, you are taking from our treasury and the dollars we are spending with China leave this country and are never recirculated within the US!  Moving jobs out of the US no matter the cost of a tennis shoe is never a net benefit to this nation.  

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Note:  if you have a chance, read “Why America Will Fail-Unless the People Take Back Their Country” by clicking on this link: https://wp.me/pY51c-yo  It will explain in more depth the structure of the FED and other institutions and how many of our economic safeguards have been removed intentionally by the globalist.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Reserve

https://www.thebalance.com/fed-funds-rate-history-highs-lows-3306135

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/federalfundsrate.asp

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/03/122203.asp

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/interest-rates/Pages/TextView.aspx?data=yieldYear&year=2019

https://www.quora.com/What-should-be-the-ideal-inflation-rate-for-country-like-India-and-why

Top 10 Countries with Largest National Debt-to-GDP in 2018

 

Trump Showdown with RINO Senators, AGAIN!

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Republicans in Congress have been a COMPLETE failure when it comes to securing our Southern Border.  They cannot blame the Democrats for the Republican’s failure to secure our border.  From 2017-2018, Republicans held the House, Senate and the White House.  Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell promised President Trump over, and over, and over again!  But failed to deliver the President’s proposed immigration reforms and failed to substantially fund the President’s border wall requests.  Why, THE CONGRESSIONAL RINOS ARE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY THE US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE, AND THEIR BIG BUSINESS CONSTITUENTS.

Now, these same worthless, so-called pro-national security morons are railing against the President’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexico if that country does not step up, enforce its own immigration laws, and prevent thousands of illegal immigrants and bogus asylum seekers from flooding our Southern border.  These are the same morons that have failed the American People time and time again by not passing needed immigration reforms.  When the President declared a NATIONAL EMERGENCY at the Southern Border a month or so ago, THESE SAME MORONS FORCED THE PRESIDENT TO USE A VETO TO KEEP HIS DECLARATION IN FORCE!   

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Just to be MORONICALLY CONSISTANT, these same RINO Senators are opposing the President’s emergency declaration to allow the US to expedite arms shipments to Jordon, the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the face of eminent threats from Iran against our Middle East bases and our allies in the region.  

So, “our” RINO Senators and some House members are not only allowing the US to be INVADED by illegal aliens, from all over the world, at our Southern Border, they are also aiding and abetting Iran, who constantly chant “Death to America and Death to Israel”, by not allowing the President to complete arms sales to our regional allies, who oppose Iran, as he has proposed for the past two years. 

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These phony Senators, including Lindsay Graham, have no problem not doing their job time and time again in the Senate, but want to thwart our abilities to defend ourselves via our regional allies.  

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The President published his Middle East foreign policy months ago and it is based on having our Middle East Allies stand up and defend the Region themselves.  This policy called for arming our key allies, Egypt, the UAE, Jordon, Saudi Arabia and others.  The President believes that our spending $7+ Trillion dollars prosecuting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq not only drained our treasure, but needlessly cost the lives of thousands of our brave men and women in our military.  But equally as detrimental to the US, the President believes that these wars confirmed to Islamist that the US was hell bent on keeping our boot on the throat of the Muslim nations and their citizens.  These wars gave radical Islamist and Iranian Shia militants propaganda “bullets” to whip up hatred of the US and our ally Israel!  Now, the Left, their Media, and “our” RINOS in Congress are standing against rolling back decades of planting our Flag on Middle East soil and fueling anti-US sentiment!

2020 At Stake!

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The “Republican Party” better damn well wake up now!  Former House Speaker Paul Ryan held onto his speakership in 2018, convinced 40 Republicans to “retire” (read go to work for lobbyist for big bucks), and gave the House of Representatives back to Nancy Pelosi to make sure Trump could not advance his agenda legislatively!  Now, the Anti-Trump assault is being led by RINO Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and McCain’s acolyte Lindsay Graham!  

These Anti-Trump assaults by RINOs only serve to add fuel to the impeachment efforts led by the left and their media.  They think they will retain their own power and maybe knock President Trump out of office.  Trump is holding the RINOs accountable and have been forcing this lightweights to actually work!

McConnell and Graham are up for reelection in 2020 and need to hear from you now!  The “Republican Party” is now Trump’s Party and these reprobates will not take it back from Trump.  But, their efforts could give the Senate to the Dems and allow Pelosi to keep control of the House.  Don’t sit on your hands, STAND UP!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

Hat Tips

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/06/05/saudi-arms-sale-bipartisan-senators-including-graham-rebuke-trump/1350645001/

Dying of Cancer or Deceased, McCain is the RINO and Left’s Hero!

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Just STOP this nonsense!  When Sen. McCain and President Trump sparred prior to McCain’s death, the RINOs (including Brian Kilmeade, Lindsay Graham, Paul Ryan and others) the President was chastised for disparaging a war hero that also had brain cancer!  Then, recently it is confirmed that McCain and his aid were instrumental in promoting the anti-Trump Steele Dossier to the FBI and news outlets right after Trump’s 2016 election victory, the President spoke out against McCain again citing this obvious attempt to disparage the President, and, McCain’s duplicity in voting against the Obamacare repeal.  The President’s remarks, of course, took place after McCain death and now Trump’s detractors had a cow that he was “attacking” a dead person!  

So, dead or alive, McCain is an angelic war hero and he cannot be disparaged even though he has lied to his own party, his voters, and certainly the President of the US, and conspired to undue the results of the 2016 Presidential Election!

President Trump endorsed and donated the max to the McCain presidential campaign in 2008.  Trump endorsed McCain again in McCain’s bid for re-election in 2016.  President Trump also allowed McCain to be given a Presidential Funeral when he passed and bent over backward to assist the family in this unprecedented ceremony.  This, when John McCain and his family UNINVITED the sitting President Donald J. Trump from attending the funeral.  

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President and First Lady Trump Uninvited to McCain Funeral

I thank Senator McCain for his military service as I do for all of those who have served this country and put their lives on the line.  I will go so far to say that his service was heroic and the awarding of the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit Medals to McCain, were deserved. 

But that designation does not excuse anyone for how they behave for the balance of their lives.  Honesty, integrity, and loyalty are lived every day and are not subject to dispensation due to prior acts!  Also, your word to your constituents is the most sacred bond any elected official can make.  Your repeated commitments to your constituents for the repeal of Obamacare permeated your “word” to your constituents since the day that that law was enacted and reiterated throughout your 2016 re-election campaign.  McCain also promised his caucus and the President right up to his vote to NOT Repeal Obamacare that he would support the law’s repeal.  Honesty, integrity and loyalty are now sound bites but have to be backed by action.  You failed your constituents and those of us who supported your Presidential election bid in 2008.  

I applaud the President’s denunciation of McCain’s action to undermine a duly elected President, (sedition), McCain’s action to defraud his constituents time and time again, and McCain’s family lack of respect and gratitude to our President as he respected the death of Sen. McCain and his funeral wishes in spite of their checkered past.  

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/i-was-never-a-fan-of-john-mccain-and-i-never-will-be-trump-lashes-out-at-the-late-senator-from-the-oval-office/2019/03/19/329a7eb6-4a64-11e9-93d0-64dbcf38ba41_story.html?utm_term=.8493f083b30e

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/trump-dossier-timeline-whats-known

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/24518450/ns/politics-decision_08/t/navy-releases-mccains-military-record/#.XJUbHHdFyM8

RINOs Resurrected and Strike At Trump-McConnel Head RINO

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Who Needs Enemies

With A “Friend” Like Mitch!

Not only did McConnell and the RINO led Senate vote to rebuke Trump’s Syria and Afghanistan troop reduction decision, these traitors did it on the day of Trump’s State of the Union Address!  Senate Bill 1, that passed by a 77-23 vote, includes:

  • Directs Trump to Impose Sanctions on Entities Doing Business with Syrian President Al-Assad
  • “Urges” Trump Not to Exit the Conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan
  • Includes Aid for Israel
  • Allows State and Local governments to refuse to do business with anyone who boycotts Israel.
  • To totally insult, “throw shade” for those under 30, at the President, McConnell allowed this bill to pass on the day of Trump’s State of the Union address.

In case you missed it, the name of the bill is “Senate Bill 1”, which means that this is the first bill that the new REPUBLICAN RINO SENATE had passed in the new 2019 session.  An omen for things to come?  Most in this Senate and the House, would have trouble finding Syria and Afghanistan on a map let alone direct policy.  They, instead, hide behind so-called civilian, think tank and military “experts” to cover their respective asses and go against the President of the United States. 

All the while, McConnell and his RINOs have steadfastly refused to dump the undemocratic practice of requiring 60 votes to pass anything through the Senate except for the overabundance of verbal and anal FLATULENCE!  

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The timing of this bill passing on the day of the SOTU address, was timed and intentional.  This bunch of wimps and do-nothings think they are going to preempt the President and take his talking points away on these key foreign policy issues.  WRONG!  My hope is that the President take both the Republican RINOs and the moronic Democrats on directly and state exactly what he is going to do again in these theaters of conflict as he has in the past.  I also hope he pulls McConnell in and tells him point-blank that he will not stand for McConnell to stand in for Flake, McCain and Ryan as the Anti-Trump leader in the Senate.  That if McConnell expects any help in the future that he damn well better wake up and understand that the Democrats and the hard-left are the enemies of the United States and not the President.

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I hope everyone contacts Senator McConnell and tells him that you think he is a traitor to the Republican Party, Donald Trump, and those of us who support President Trump and his policies.  You can call his Washington DC  office at Phone: (202) 224-2541
Fax: (202) 224-2499 or send him a letter or postcard to,   317 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510.

Here are some links to the Chief Senate RINO McConnell, (these links should take you to the appropriate page when you click on the link) 

Government Website: mcconnell.senate.gov
Email\Office\Phone: www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact
Campaign Website: www.teammitch.com

Social Media Pages

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mitchmcconnell
Twitter: www.twitter.com/McConnellPress
YouTube: www.youtube.com/RepublicanLeader

These Senators have absolutely no direct responsibility for our Foreign Policy and will duck for cover should this bill actually cause more of our brave soldiers to lose their lives.  Maybe they should read Article 2 of the US Constitution and understand that it is not their role to micro manage our foreign policy.  God knows Congress has enough power to screw things up in the US and this is not one of them!  You might say that this wimpy resolution to keep troops in Syria and Afghanistan is not binding.  That may be true but it undermines the positions taken by the President with the American People.  RINO-MAC may have forgotten but We the American People elected the President and expect him to have the support of at least our own party.   

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Many of these same Senators voted to get us into these never-ending wars with no real objective or rules of engagement to actually win and protect our most prize asset, the American Soldier.  Did they all of a sudden gain cerebral supremacy.  I think not!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips:

https://www.newsmax.com/headline/senate-rebukes-trump-syria/2019/02/05/id/901384/

https://www.democratichub.com/mitch-mcconnell-contact

The Left Has Trump Right Where He Wants Himself for 2020!

You are witnessing a crescendo of Media, DOJ, FBI, Swamp, and RINO attacks against President Trump.  Pelosi and Reed are circling their collective toilet bowl in joining the fray.  The goal, to kill any chances of Trump being a two term President.  Their goal, to make sure no one from the private sector ever try to run against the Progressive-Left swamp agenda.  Their goal, to stop President Trump’s America First agenda and reset the Progressive-Left/Obama Globalist/Socialist dominance.  To put America in its “rightful place” as subservient to our enemies.

In order to view this from Trump’s perspective, go back to the 2016 campaign and ask yourself who supported candidate Trump and who opposed candidate Trump?  Trump’s support came from you, middle-class Americans who were tired of being told you are not doing enough for the world while you witnessed Republicans and Democrats pairing with the global Progressive-Left media,  global businesses and governments to rob you and your children of your American Heritage.  You saw those same Anti-American traitors do everything in their power to negate a phrase from our Declaration of Independence that we all hold dear:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  

So where is President Trump in this current onslaught to take him out and to destroy him and his family completely?

President Trump is fighting every single minute of every single day for you and your family.  He is continuing to fight to deliver the promises you asked him to keep to ensure that our children continue to have the ability to pursue their personal, spiritual and economic happiness.  He is the lone barrier to a complete world dominance of the United States and a takeover by globalist powers.  He stands alone against a Progressive-Left media and both Republican and Democrat politicians who are in sync in their efforts to stop Trump’s America First.  Just ask yourself, how many Republicans are actually fighting to support President Trump and your interests?  Not many and even those who once in a while support us also bend with the wind and oppose us and President Trump! 

Today, the Progressive Left is constantly accusing President Trump of Colluding with the Russians to harm America, Obstructing Justice by firing the disgraced Jim Comey, Obstructing Justice by firing AG Jeff Sessions, Obstructing Justice by opposing the Mueller Witch Hunt, criminal Federal Election Law abuses by paying off two women alleging sexual improprieties even though these actions began in 2014, one and a half years before Trump announced his candidacy, and investigations of the Trump Foundation for various alleged unlawful actions.  There are more but suffice it to say that the entire federal bureaucracy, the DOJ and the FBI, State Attorneys General,  the media, and both political parties are using every tactic they can to Stop Trump!

Trump is standing firm and fighting back with everything he has at his disposal.  The DOJ/FBI/Mueller are using despicable tactics to coerce cooperation from anyone Trump has ever met to get to Trump.  Trump is standing firm on his agenda and fights every day to accomplish your America First aspirations.  Trump is taking his fight directly to his foes and is relying on you to stand with him against the rest of the world!

Trump 2020 Tactic

Trump will use all of those aligned against him as cut outs to attack their agenda to take America Down.  He will use all of those aligned against him to draw the contrast between America First and those who embrace taking America Down.  He will use every tool at his disposal to fight back for your benefit.  He cannot be defeated as long as you stand behind him!  Trump is strong and believes his supporters are as well.

Border Wall:  Trump is disappointed, to put it mildly, that a Republican led Congress would not fund the border wall and make the immigration law changes that he supports.  He INTENTIONALLY let the House fend for itself in the mid-terms so he could purge as many anti-Trump RINOs as he could from the house.  Now, he is using the border wall funding to force the Democrats and RINOs to stand up and be counted as opposing the Wall and our national security.  Trump will build the wall even if he has to pull funds from other federal agencies or the military under the banner of national security.  He will use this fight as a cornerstone of his 2020 campaign and to campaign for Republican House and Senate candidates who support his border security policies.

Foreign Policy:  The Progressive-Left is hammering the President for supporting our national interests in not turning his back on Saudi Arabia in spite of the death of the Saudi, Muslim Brotherhood, Washington Post reporter.  If Trump had turned his back on Saudi Arabia, then Iran would be bolstered up and weaken Trump’s effort for a domestically sponsored regime change.  Any chance for a Middle East peace plan would also go by the wayside without Saudi Arabian backing.  They will do everything the can to support China against the “Trump Trade War” which will not only hurt our economy and our workers but throw a monkey wrench in the middle of Trump’s Korean Denuclearization efforts.  Make no mistake, all of Trump’s America First foreign policy efforts are diametrically opposed by the Global Progressive-Left!

Economy:  Trump will continue to support his pro-growth agenda and fight for every single job in America.  He will fight to make sure that every American has a chance to pursue their happiness.  He will not be able to make the past rounds of middle class tax cuts permanent with a Pelosi led House but he can hold the line against any effort to reverse his economic successes.  Be aware though, that Wall Street is NOT Pro-Trump and will do everything the can to convince you that Trump is pushing us into a recession.  Why, they are 100% global oriented and see America as a cow they can milk to feed their global interests!  They will do everything they can to hurt the stock market as a rise in stock prices makes Trump look good!  Trump will continue to fight against the Federal Reserve interest hikes until his Tariff fights against China, the EU and others are settled.  Why?  Because every time the Fed raises interest rates it strengthens our dollar against other currencies making foreign imports cheaper and our exports to others more expensive.  In short, it reduces the pain to China and the EU when Trump raises US Tariffs against these economies.

Minority Communities:  The Progressive-Left’s most feared Trump policy is his efforts in raising our inner-cities out of abject poverty and causing the Black and Hispanic minorities to take a second look at supporting Trump!  Trump’s support among these communities has skyrocketed to over 30% recently which if translated into votes, would doom any Democrat chance to keep the House and expel Trump from the White House!  Trump has established “Opportunity Zones” to create pubic-private partnerships to increase jobs and opportunities in targeted inner-city and rural locations.  His second push will be to provide real school choice for minorities to rid them from the shackles of second-rate public education.  He will use executive orders and regulations from the Department of Education to go as far as he can without Congressional action.  He will use both of these efforts to contrast the Democrat efforts to keep minorities in poverty and living in drug infested communities.  Minority unemployment is at an all time low.  Guess who will win this argument!

President Trump sees all of the attacks against him personally and against his policies as opportunities.  He wakes up every day and commits himself to continuing his fight for you.  He never tweets, “gee, I don’s think I can win against all of these attacks”.  He is always on the offensive.  We all need to be behind him and fight by his side. If you were a multi-billionaire, would you risk everything to fight for others?  Trump did!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

Trump and Black Voters-Post Civil War Level Support?

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Following the Civil War and President Lincoln’s (1st Republican President) Emancipation Proclamation, Blacks considered themselves Republican.   In fact, Blacks were not allowed to even allowed to attend the Democrat convention until 1924!  Southern Democrats fought tooth and nail to keep Blacks from being equals in spite of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery and their new status of free and equal citizens.  So, what happened?

FDR and His New Deal; 1933-1938:

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The Great Depression hit US workers hard but was even harder on the Black Community.  When Franklin Roosevelt created the New Deal in 1933, Blacks (and the population as a whole) begin migrating away from the Republican Party to the Democrat Party.  71% of the Black community voted Democrat in spite of the fact that only 44% were registered Democrats.  Between 1936 through 1960, Blacks voted in favor of Democrats at an average of 70% per election!  

JFK and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Blacks credited the Kennedy/Johnson Administrations for the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act even though it took a majority of Republicans in Congress to pass the act as their Democrat counterparts did not support the act...  In 1964, Blacks voted 94% for Lyndon Johnson and only 6% for Republican Barry Goldwater.  In 1968, Black Democrat voter registration skyrocketed to 92%, while only 3% registered at Republican and 5% as Independents!  At this point, the Black vote was a bonafide Democrat Lock!  

From 1964 to 2008, Blacks voted Democrat at a 90% clip.  When the first Black Presidential candidate, Barak Obama, ran in 2008, 95% of Blacks  voted for this Democrat candidate.  In 2012 Obama slipped slightly to 93% as the economy sputtered and the economic plight of Most inner city Blacks bottomed out.

Trump, “What the Hell Do You (Blacks and Hispanics) Have to Lose!

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During Trump’s 2016 campaign, Trump asked Blacks (and Hispanics) one simple question regarding their vote in 2016; “What the Hell Do You Have To Lose” (if you vote for Trump!)  This was a simple, straightforward question but one that jolted many in the Black Community.  While Blacks were not too sure what Trump was all about in 2016 and whether the press’ portrayal of Trump as a racist was valid, 8% of the Blacks voted for Trump compared to 6% who voted for Romney in 2012!  At the time of the 2012 election, medium household income for Whites was $68,521, Asians, $67,175, Hispanics $40,007, and Blacks $39,760!  Romney and the Republican did nothing to court the minority vote which was idiotic given the economic plight of Hispanics and Blacks! 

Enter Trump in 2016!

Donald J. Trump is not someone to accept status quo!  He  blasted the Republican Party for decades for not going after minority voters.  Why walk away from this demographic especially when you were losing anyway!  Trump doesn’t see demographics nor does he see color.  He sees economic conditions and solutions to spread economic opportunity for everyone.  It was illogical to him for Blacks to continue to vote for Democrats, or Republicans, who have done nothing for the Black community in decades.  Trump knew that if he could improve the economy, then Blacks and other minorities would benefit from the improvements!  So, Trump posed the question, “What the Hell do you have to lose”!

Trump knew that his outreach would have to transcend more than one election cycle and could only be accepted by minorities if he could perform.  Well, today, Trump’s economic policies have lowered Black and Hispanic unemployment to historical all-time lows!  He us taking this message to the 2018 Mid-term cycle and if Republican candidates have a single brain cell, which is not always a given, they should follow Trump’s lead.  Minority communities are hungry for opportunity and RECOGNITION.  They are tired of being taken advantage of, hence the Black rebellion against Rahm Emanuel in Chicago!  

I have no idea how well Trump’s message will help Republican Senate and House candidates this fall but I am comfortable in saying the Trump will receive 32% of the Black vote in 2020, a level that has not been realized by a Republican since 1960!  If Blacks and Hispanics can force political parties to earn their vote, they will be the winners, BIG TIME!  President Trump is working diligently to cleanup the inner cities and bring jobs back to impoverished communities in Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and others… This is not going unnoticed by Blacks and they are asking themselves;

WHAT THE HELL DO WE HAVE TO LOSE TO SUPPORT TRUMP!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

 

Hat Tips

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/08/22/chapter-3-demographic-economic-data-by-race/

http://blackdemographics.com/culture/black-politics/

US Now A Lawless Nation-Cure Step One, Fire Sessions and Rosenstein

Session’s Betrayal Must Be Ended Now

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Trump must fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein NOW as the first step to end the Mueller investigation.  Will the media, the left and the RINOs go nuts?  ABSOLUTELY.  But, Trump has to change the momentum of this pending Constitutional Crisis by ending Mueller’s open-ended investigation of “Russian Collusion”.  Will this firing impact the 2018 Mid-Term Elections?  Maybe.  Depends on whether the RINOs rally around Trump.  If they do, the Trump base will turn out and support the RINOs for supporting Trump.  If the Sessions-Rosenstein-Mueller fiasco continues, the Trump Base will not show up and support RINOs in the 2018 Mid-Terms.  

Sessions Knows He Is Killing the Trump Administration

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If Sessions had an ounce of integrity, he would fire Rosenstein today then Resign himself!  Sessions blindsided the President by recusing himself from “any matters regarding the Russian Collusion investigation and the Trump candidacy, right after he was confirmed as Trump’s Attorney General.  Sessions claimed that the “ethics” advisors inside of the Department of Justice advised him to recuse himself to avoid a conflict of interest!  REALLY!!!  These are the same people trying to remove President Trump from Office!  Why didn’t these same “ethics professionals” tell Rosenstein and Mueller that they both are conflicted and should recuse themselves?  After all, Rosenstein signed the 3rd extension of the Carter Page FISA Warrant to spy on Trump!  Mueller interviewed with Trump to lead the FBI, is a close personal friend of fired FBI chief James Comey, and has tons of conflicts with Hillary Clinton!  

The only conclusion one can reach is that Jeff Sessions does not care if he kills the Trump agenda by allowing this open-ended Mueller Witch Hunt to continue.  So, all of the times when Sessions stumped for Trump and his agenda were outright lies.  You may hold RINOs like McConnell, McCain, Ryan, and others, and the Never-Trumpers who constantly rail against Trump, in utter contempt, but consider who has hurt Trump the most, these RINOs or Sessions! 

Sessions is the epitome of a NEVER-TRUMPER with the added bonus that he controls the Department of Justice, the nation’s most powerful law enforcement agency, and the FBI, the nation’s most powerful investigative agency.  Sessions has the power to insure that Rosenstein and Mueller can continue their coup d’état against the Trump Administration!  

What if Trump Fires Sessions and Rosenstein?

The left and its media will go insane if Trump fires Sessions and Rosenstein.  The Republican leadership in the House and Senate will go insane as well as the Never-Trumpers.  The media will attempt to whip up immediate impeachment calls and try to drive the narrative away from the Trump agenda and his ongoing agenda.  In short, Trump will be besieged from all sides!

SO What!

Trump can either take on this extra-constitutional onslaught by Sessions-Rosenstein-Mueller head-on or die a slow death of a thousand cuts from innuendo from the Mueller investigation and a constant and growing investigation of everything Trump by HIS OWN DOJ AND FBI!  

The Trump Base must rally around Trump and fight back any way they can if Trump takes on Sessions-Rosenstein-Mueller!  IF we don’t, it is our own fault when the Democrats and the allied Never-Trumpers and RINOs remove Trump from office and KILL TRUMP’S PROMISES TO MAKE YOUR LIVES BETTER.  

The Trump Base will have to rally around Republican candidates in the Mid-Term elections, (in some cases we will have to hold our noses), and make sure Republicans hold the House and the Senate.  The Trump Base will have to take on the Media as directly as they can and tamp down the firestorm the media will create following the firings.  You will have to vote for Ryan and the RINOs in the House and Senate who will publicly bad-mouth Trump over these firings.  We must hold both the House and Senate or the Democrats will move to impeach Trump following the Mid-Terms.   The Democrats are using the Mueller Investigation to provide them with “proof” they can use to impeach Trump!  

We are fighting a real Coup d’état and it will be up to us to take back our nation and ensure that our nation survives this progressive-left attempt to complete Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of our Great Nation.

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Swamp V Trump-$1.3 Trillion Spending-No Wall

Who Lost In This Latest Budget Fight?

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First of all, for those who are wringing your hands and saying that Trump betrayed his campaign promises and sold out to the swamp and the Washington elites, man-up (or woman-up)!

In 14 months, do you really think that one man can completely change the power broker controlled Washington Swamp?  The House and the Senate are “controlled” by “Republicans”, NOT TRUMP AGENDA SUPPORTERS!  

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are deeply entrenched members of the Washington Elites as are the Republican members of both houses and are absolutely aligned against Trump’s border security agenda and his immigration policies.  They are aligned against his America-First trade policies that will put America back onto somewhat of a level trade playing field with China, The European Union and South Korea.  They totally support the Mueller investigation of Trump as a way of hobbling him and keeping him in check with the threat of prosecution.  Finally, they know that he needs to keep control of the House and Senate in the 2018 Mid-Term elections if he does not want to face a Democrat Impeachment process and an even more obstructionist legislative body! 

Could any of you stood up any better against the Washington Establishment than Trump has for the past 14 months?  I think not!

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Pundits Panic!  Good Grief.  For the third time, even Rush Limbaugh is all wobbly wondering, and even egging on his listeners, if Trump “caving” to this $1.3T spending budget buster will be the end to Trump’s loyal base!  The first time Limbaugh got all wobbly was when Trump brought in a bi-partisan group to discuss immigration and the second when Trump once again brought in a bi-partisan group to discuss gun-control.  Limbaugh’s immediate reaction to both was that Trump had just alienated his base and it is all over.  Wow, talk about a lack of faith and a total lack of loyalty!

Did y’all think the swamp was going to roll over and embrace the Trump and his policies that are hell-bent on taking away their power and restoring the power to the people?  Did you think that Ryan, McConnell, Pelosi, and Schumer were going to play fair and not set land mines smack dab in the middle of Trump’s path?  Did you think that the Washington Elite would give Trump a victory on the Wall, tightening border security, Immigration Reform, Visa Reform, and so on?  These are Trump’s policies, not the policies embraced by the Washington Elites made up of Republicans and Democrats.  

Why did Ryan and McConnell support the Trump Tax Cuts?  Simple.  The 2018 Mid-Terms are right around the corner and these two jerks have not had a legislative victory in years.  They needed a win to run on and tax cuts were the wagon they hitched their fortunes to.  They didn’t care if Trump got most of the glory but they knew that a good economy is hard for the Democrats to run against.  Giving into Trump’s other Agenda items, especially immigration related issues, would be a win for Trump and a loss for Ryan and McConnell’s big buck backers.   They are pathetic and should never have been elected, ever!

Trump’s Win and Loss

Trump’s #1 priority is rebuilding the military and you would think that it would be the #1 priority of all patriots.  Not so fast.  It was Congress, including the Republicans that agreed to Sequestration that emasculated our military and degraded our military capabilities to early 20th century levels.  Trump is facing possible conflicts in North Korea, Iran, and Syria and has to have a show of strength to stave off China and Russia.  The military build-up was the perfect carrot with which to trap Trump into agreeing to this spending and policy nightmare.  The military funding was a win for the President.

Trump temporarily lost his drive to defund sanctuary cities/States; funding for his wall; beefing up border security; ending chain migration; ending the Visa Lottery; and getting control of spending and re-establishing a sane budgeting process.  All of these issues are firmly opposed by big business, big donors, and their lobbyists up and down K Street in DC.  He also lost the psychological war against the idiotic Mueller Russian Collusion Probe as this deal will be perceived on the Left as a weakening of President Trump.

Trump Veto?  The President could have vetoed this insane bill but what were the trade-offs?  Congress had already left DC for another 2 week vacation!  So, if Trump had vetoed the bill, and triggered a shut-down, it would have been at least a week before he could drag them back into the swamp!  Even when they came back, it would have taken days if not weeks to get some kind of agreement to fund the government.  This accentuates the trap Ryan and McConnell set for Trump by not giving him, nor their members, any time to debate and make changes to this bill.   In the interim, our men and women in the military would not be paid and most of them are living pay-check to pay-check!  Other government employees would be furloughed and would not be paid as well.  But the political push-back against Trump would be hard for him to fight as he would be standing alone against Congress and the media while his precious military would not be receiving their pay while risking their lives for even the traitors in Congress!

Trump needs your support now more than ever!  He is still fighting for you, are you still fighting for and supporting Trump?

 

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Who Else Lost?

 Ryan and McConnell and the Republican Elites seriously damaged their chances to keep the house and increase their seats in the Senate in the 2018 Mid-Terms.  These idiots actually thought they could run against the Trump Agenda and win in the upcoming Mid-Terms.  Their own egos and that of their donors think that running away from, and actually opposing, the Trump Agenda is a winning hand.  Even a Democrat beat a Republican in Pennsylvania a couple of weeks ago by RUNNING ON THE TRUMP AGENDA, while the Republican was “Trump Squishy”.  Ryan and McConnell think that Trump’s popularity did not help this feckless Republican candidate even though he campaigned for this candidate.  Without the Trump base, Ryan and McConnell will both become minority leaders in 2019!  They deserve it, WE DON’T!

The taxpayers and Trump supporters were also big losers in this deal.  They killed funding for the Wall by stipulating that Trump could not spend the money on any wall that was made of concrete!  Barbed wire is probably OK.  Budget deficits will continue to swell and restoring a sane budget process seems to be even more of a pipe dream!  

What Are the Risks to Abandoning Trump

Well, if you like Obama and Clinton then go for it and abandon Trump.  If the Democrats take back the Senate and the House, Trump, and us, are toast!  The Hard Left, without any real opposition from the Republican RINOs, will impeach Trump with any trumped-up charge they can create.  Pelosi and Schumer will rise to lead both houses and Trump, and us, will be stymied at every turn!  Trump may actually win in 2020 but I would not blame him if he decides not to run if the Ryan/McConnell madness leads to Democrat control of Congress in 2018. 

TRUMP DOES NOT NEED THIS HEADACHE (SERVING AS PRESIDENT), BUT, WE NEED TRUMP TO BE OUR PRESIDENT!

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

RINO Watch Weekly Report: “Stupid is as Stupid Does! 2/14/18

This is our 2nd installment of our RINO Watch stupidity report.  I know I will never run out of materials as the RINOs always outdo themselves to vie for the stupidity award.  This week is no exception!


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GOP’s Head of Its 2018 National Senatorial Campaign Committee Ditches Trump’s Immigration Plan for the Schumer Amnesty Plan

You just can’t make this stuff up.  Colorado (the home of legalized legal pot) Senator Cory Gardner broke ranks with the President and endorsed the Schumer amnesty bill.  Under this bill, 2 million illegal aliens, ostensibly DACA candidates, would be granted amnesty and citizenship, the $25 Billion for the wall could be used for “other” purposes, NO changes to chain migration, leave the VISA lottery in place, and no additional border security changes such as doing away with the idiotic “catch and release” program.  

Gardner knows that the President supports Senator Grassley’s bill that includes all 4 of the Trump template for the DACA immigration reform.  

What does this mean for the GOP’s chance of increasing its seats in the Senate in the 2018 Mid-Terms when you have the head of the re-election committee obstructing the President’s agenda!  Especially since the public overwhelmingly supports the Presidents framework for immigration.  Remember, this clown Gardner controls the cash for candidates who are seeking election in 2018.  How can Mitch McConnell have an idiot like Gardner running the National Senatorial Campaign Committee?  RINO’s have all had a lobotomy.

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Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) listens as Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee May 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony on the topic of 'U.S. Cuban Relations - The Way Forward.' (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Liddle Bobby Corker, Senator from Tennessee, Changes His Liddle Mind and Wants to Run for Re-Election!

In September of 2017, Corker announced that he would not seek re-election.  Now, he is having second thoughts.  After all, what would Liddle Bobby Corker do without his Senate Cafeteria pass?  Remember, once again, Corker is a RINO that has badmouthed the President incessantly since the 2016 election.  But, after the Trump Tax cuts are becoming popular, Liddle Bobby wants to jump up and try to grab onto the Trump coattails!  Liddle Bobby, go away quietly and let a real conservative populist, Marsha Blackburn, step up and take over you vacuous place!

The Tennessee Tea Parties are ready to jump all over Corker if he chucks his hat into the ring.  Former Putnam County Republican Chairman and conservative activist Rachel Welch told Breitbart, “If Corker makes it official that he’s running, I am calling Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s office in the next minute and offering every ounce of time, energy, events coordination, and money I can muster.  “And I would look forward to the #humiliation Corker would suffer in losing as an incumbent. Go away Liddle Senator Bob Corker. Just GO AWAY.”

Can’t add much to that!

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Republican Trey Gowdy Opens an Investigation into Trump Handling of the Rob Porter Spousal Abuse Vetting

If having the Democrats and the Swamp going after the Trump administration for Russian Collusion, obstruction of justice and jay-walking, we now have the House Government Oversight Committee looking into how the White House Staff Secretary was allowed to work in the White House since his two ex-wives alleged he was physically and emotionally abusive to them.  

I get it. spousal abuse is a serious and inexcusable offense against wives and husbands and cannot be condoned.  But, Gowdy jumped the gun after FBI head Christopher Wray testified that the FBI had finished their vetting of Rob Porter last July and then November.  Gowdy, did not even mention the White House Personnel Security department who is the liaison with the FBI in vetting of WH staff and who is the interface with the White House Chief of Staff, not the FBI!  

My issue with the Gowdy inquiry is that we have the Obama FBI, the DOJ, the Intel agencies and the State Department absolutely interfering with a Presidential election.  While spousal abuse is serious, it is secondary to interference with a Constitutionally specified election of the highest office of the land.  Further, Republicans are better at investigating Republicans as they won’t have to fight the press like they do when trying to prosecute the attempted coup d’état against Donald Trump!

We posted an article on the Rob Porter Roast yesterday.  You can read it at https://wp.me/pY51c-19G.

Anyone remember who was prosecuted when Gowdy investigated the Benghazi fiasco when 4 Americans died at the inept hand of the Obama/Clinton administration.  Oh yeah, NO ONE WAS REFERRED BY GOWDY FOR PROSECUTION.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips

http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2018/02/14/gop-senate-campaign-manager-2018-splits-from-gop-pushes-amnesty/

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trey-gowdy-rob-porter-probe-white-house/2018/02/14/id/843295/

Trump Agenda Dependent on Dumping McConnell’s 60 Vote Rule

Even if the Republicans gain 9 seats in the Senate in the 2018 Mid-Terms, Trump will need the idiotic 60 vote rule in the Senate changed to a simple majority in order to complete our agenda and restore this country to economic prosperityWhat is McConnell’s excuse for hanging onto the 60 vote rule?  He says the Democrats will use this against the Republicans WHEN the Democrats take back the Senate!!!! 

Well, if you don’t pass the Trump agenda, you will ensure that the Democrats take over the Senate in 2018!  

Will 60 Republicans in the Senate Save the Trump Agenda?

Nope!  We still have to deal with McCain, Graham, Murkowski, Collins and others who are left of center “Republicans”.  They will fight Trump on immigration, the budget, the Wall, and many other issues.  If the Senate does not dump the anti-democratic 60 vote rule, the Trump agenda will be in serious jeopardy.  Even worse, Trump’s long-term effort to reduce our deficit will be a lost hope.  Too many in the Senate are big spenders and who support big government programs like Obamacare!

Why do Senators love the 60 vote Rule?

Senators hide behind the 60 vote rule as an excuse for doing nothing to pass needed legislation!  When Republican Senators know that there will be less than 60 votes for a popular piece of legislation they actually oppose, they will vote for it in order to say that they voted on a popular issue but it did not pass!  The 60 vote rule is a gutless shield for do-nothing Senators.  If Republican members of the House knows that the Senate only needed 51 votes to pass legislation, you will also see just how lily-livered some of these members are as well.

Pressure Your Senator Now

During this Mid-Term year, pressure your Senator to do away with the 60 Vote rule.  If your Senator is not up for re-election, pressure  and pin down your candidates on their stance on the 60 vote rule.  Do note take any weak answer as an answer.  Also, pressure them on their position for eliminating the blocking of Presidential appointments.  After more than a year, Trump’s ambassador to Germany, a key European ally, is still not confirmed.  Many appointment have given up and withdrawn.  They can’t wait forever for the Senate.  They have families to support too!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini