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Larry Kudlow: Trump deregulation and tax cuts should give us a minimum of 3.5 percent growth

Larry Kudlow was an economist in the Reagan Administration, so he’s seen a thing or two about how tax cuts and deregulation can spur economic growth. These were the lynchpins of the Reagan growth plan, and if you remember the 1980s at all (or have studied what happened at the time), you know that Reagan’s policies unleashed economic growth unparalleled before or since in the post-war era.

We haven’t seen growth like that since, but Kudlow believes the Trump tax and deregulation proposals should give us a minimum of 3.5 percent annualized growth. Implement this well and in all likelihood we’re likely looking at 4.0 percent growth or even better.

Now why is this? First, let’s understand what GDP measures. It measures productivity, specifically the value of all goods and services produced in the United States. One of the things that negatively affects productivity is when companies have to spend time and resources dealing with regulatory compliance. Not only do you have to hire compliance staff but often you have to pay lawyers and lobbyists to deal with these issues. And if you still mess up and fail to comply, fines and penalties can be steep.

By Herman Cain - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Flaws in liberal “logic” regarding the budget

One unremarkable guest (didn’t get his name, in any case) appearing on the Intelligence Report on FBN emphatically asked how poor people are served if the budget is cut that goes to the very people who provide the services? What he didn’t understand is that the budget allocated to administrators only fuels administration. For the most part, a minor percentage makes it into the pockets of those meant to be helped and certainly doesn’t further the goal of assisting them to no longer need services.

My mistake, that’s not the goal of government these days, is it? The goal, which is so evident by the Left’s banshee cries about a budget that halts the egotistic growth of administration, is to proliferate bureaucracies—generally because that is Congress’ definition of job creation and maintenance. Employment in the private sector (which is what government programs should be encouraging) gets poor people to the point of self-sufficiency; administration of entitlements and benefits, to be PC about it, keeps poor people in bondage to the services that serve them poorly.

By A. Dru Kristenev - Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Full Story

Intellectuals are a fairly modern invention for our society

One study I read labeled the prophets in the Old Testament one type of intellectual. I disagree, since they operated as revelators to a nation which had rejected the laws of God and rejected His precepts. The philosophers of Ancient Greece and Rome fall into this “intellectual” category more accurately, since they praised their reasoning, research, and logo ahead of revelation and physical effort

The common denominator among them? They were spectacularly wrong on a number of issues, whether in science or sociology

By Arthur Christopher Schaper - Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Full Story

Open Letter to President Trump

Mr. President:

With all due respect for the person of Pope Francis and the Petrine Office he holds, we urge you not to read the encyclical letter Laudato Si given to you by the pope during your recent Vatican visit, as it is a masterpiece of New Age deception which advocates a borderless one-world government under the governance of a “world political authority.” Its whole point is to place man in touch with his environment. It builds its bridges to the planet, not to Almighty God, and as such, cannot be instrumental in advancing world peace. 

The encyclical was actually written by the pope’s ghost writers Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez Guttierrez and Bishop Mario Toso for the purpose of spearheading the U.N. “Sustainable Development Goals” of making “Mother Earth” a safer place through population control (abortion). The encyclical’s vehement fight against man-made climate change has earned it enthusiastic acclaim from the very people [globalists] that have been battling you since the day you announced you were running for president.

By David Martin - Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Full Story

Obamacare repeal will be hard and McConnell just made it harder

Sigh. Just when I’m about to give Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) the benefit of the doubt, he opens his mouth. On Wednesday, McConnell threw cold water on Obamacare repeal by saying that he didn’t see how the Senate was going to do it.

It was clear during the fight over the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch that McConnell handles political strategy the way Mayor Bill de Blasio handles police controversies. When Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-People’s Republic of China) threatened to filibuster Gorsuch, McConnell should have responded by threatening to nuke the filibuster for all laws and nominations. This might have gotten Schumer to back down. Instead, McConnell did the equivalent of shaking his head at Schumer and saying, “That’s not very nice.”

By BombThrowers -- David Hogberg- Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Full Story

Anti-Democratic Body Slam May Save Democracy in USA

Body slamming a reporter is a reprehensible anti-democratic act, even if in reaction to a reprehensible provocation, but it may save democracy in the United States if it finally motivates “liberals” to slam and eliminate – or at least cut back – early voting. There is a sense that the people who voted prior to Election Day in Montana made the difference in electing the candidate in Montana who body-slammed a reporter. As a result, enough people in America may finally be motivated to eliminate or cut back early voting, even if for the wrong reason.

Early voting – especially weeks in advance—is anti-democratic for a few reasons.

  1. It increases the chances of voter fraud;
  2. it increases the chances a person may vote more than once;
  3. it increases the chances a person may vote in more than one jurisdiction;
  4. it increases the chances a person may forge his/her name before voting;
  5. it furthers the chances of voter fraud in the absence of requiring voters to identify themselves before voting;
  6. it unlevels the “playing field”;
  7. it enables voters to vote on essentially two differently perceived candidates,
  8. it allows people to vote on a candidate before he or she changes his/her position on any number of issues; and, perhaps above all,
  9. it encourages people to vote on a person without having the most complete understanding of the candidate that is possible on Election Day.

 

By Ron A. Y. Rich - Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

Mark Zuckerberg: Government should give everyone a guaranteed minimum income without work

He is not the first to tout this idea. In fact, it’s been a favorite of Bernie Bro types for a while now. But it’s one thing when some lefty chucklehead on Facebook is pushing the idea of a universal, guaranteed minimum income for everyone - provided by the government with no work requirement whatsoever. It’s another thing when one of the richest and most influential people in the world signs on.

Some will suggest this is a signal Zuckerberg wants to run for office. I really don’t care one way or the other about that. I’d rather focus on merits (or lack thereof) of the idea itself, because it says a lot about the way kings of the technology sector (not to mention certain other industries) have taken to thinking.

Why should everyone get free money from the government, Mark Zuckerberg? Apparently because, if they didn’t have to worry about food or shelter, they could focus their energies on building more great things like Facebook:

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

Progressives and Jihadists: A Multicultural Matrimony of Cultural Genocide Wedded in Blood

Assimilation is a crime against humanity…There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam, and that’s it…The mosques are our barracks, the minarets our bayonets, the cupolas our helmets, and the faithful our soldiers. -- Tyyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, 2008

The progressive altar of multiculturalism and diversity was bloodied yet again with the lives of the innocent.  Many young girls, one as young as eight, were savagely murdered by a 22-year-old Islamic suicide-bombing loser who detonated a bomb full of nails, bolts and other shrapnel. Twenty-two innocent people murdered, families obliterated, dozens maimed and scarred for life by, yet again, another Muslim male.

By Megan Barth - Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

Ariana Grande and Salman Abedi – Both Deeply Deceived


It goes without saying that the loss of the young lives in Manchester England is a tragedy of the highest order. Even though they were chasing a pop-culture pipe dream they were subject to the kind of treatment that no one should ever have to endure.

What is hard to escape is the picture the media paints of kids just having fun as a seemingly good thing, being interrupted by the pure evil of a crazed Islamic terrorist without regard for their perfect innocence.

It seems a closer look at what drew these teeny boppers into the arena could stand a great deal more scrutiny.

By Rev. Michael Bresciani - Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

Dr Carson Compassionately Spoke the Truth About Black Poverty

Dr Ben Carson being under fire for saying “poverty is a state of mind” during an interview is a prime reason why black Americans should end their insane loyalty to Democrats.

In essence, Dr Carson compassionately gave his fellow blacks a crucial key to personal success and overcoming poverty. And yet, Democrat and Leftist self-proclaimed advocates for black empowerment rushed to silence him; beating the crap out of him in the media. As a black man, I am so frustrated.

Up until around age 9, I was raised in the Baltimore projects. My mom, dad, four younger siblings and I were so excited moving from our leaky roof ghetto into a brand new 11 story government high-rise.

By Lloyd Marcus - Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

Scarborough: You know who’s to blame for that candidate punching that reporter? Donald Trump

I longer Scarborough can keep up the I’m-a-Republican-but-this-all-troubles-me-so-much schtick. Scarborough is first and foremost a creature of the Beltway culture. His party affiliation is hardly worth a footnote given that his job is to cater to mindset of the political class.

Now, normal people (present company included) will offer no excuses for Greg Gianforte’s assault of a journalist, regardless of how obnoxious the guy’s behavior may have been, or how much we may think the journalism profession in general deserves one big body slam. There’s no excuse for it. No one will make any.

That’s what normal people do. Creatures of the Beltway, on the other hand, say things like this:

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

GOP “Body Slam” Win in Montana Proves Trump Revolution Still Strong!

Mainstream media, joined at the hip with desperate Democrat loons, created a political narrative which postulated an abrupt end to the Trump Revolution highlighted by an ominious(for the GOP) loss of a Republican seat in the House of Representatives in a special election held in Montana on Thursday.

Expectations were enhanced when the GOP candidate, Greg Gianforter, took exception to offensive actions by a biased reporter and used a “body slam” to take the offending reporter down, an act for which Gianforter was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor assault just hours before the polls opened for the election.

By John Lillpop - Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

Pelosi promises: Give us back the house, and we’ll give you $15 an hour

Of all the Dems hare-brained schemes, the “fight for fifteen” has to be one of the most idiotic. It’s a plan that will decimate jobs for young people, force corporations to eviscerate their workforces in favor of robots, send manufacturing businesses overseas, devalue the wages people are already earning, drive up the price of virtually everything you buy at retail and, in the end, will succeed only in raising the poverty line to a new, higher, level.

It really is just monumentally stupid.

But, if you’re not too bright, I suppose it sounds good.  That’s why, ever eager to pander, Nancy Pelosi is using it as a sort of electoral carrot. Vote for Democrats, and she promises they’ll make sure $15 an hour becomes the new definition of “working for peanuts.”

Bernie Sanders, whose wife loves Iranian elections, sure does seem to think this a great idea, huh?

By Robert Laurie - Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

Republican wins Montana special election after being charged with assaulting a reporter

You were supposed to care.  Not just a little bit, either. You were really supposed to care.  In fact, you were supposed to be so outraged after Republican Greg Gianforte body slammed a reporter that the Democrats would take a safe GOP district in a landslide.

Apparently, you didn’t care.

Gianforte won his special election despite (or maybe because of) his ill-advised decision to flatten a member of the press.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

Trump: Making Us Proud Shining Abroad

The elegance, wisdom and class President Trump has displayed on his first foreign policy trip continues to baffle political elitists and fake news media. 1 Corinthians 1:27 comes to mind. “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.”

Trump is a man of the people who speaks like a human being. Obama spoke like an arrogant blowhard. He spoke so high above us commoners that it took Leftist professors to explain the brilliance of his oratory.

By Lloyd Marcus - Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

On to SCOTUS? Virginia appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban

It’s come to this: The federal judiciary now believes it has to right to throw out perfectly legal actions that are within the president’s authority, if in the personal opinions of the federal judges, the president might have had a motive they don’t like. We’re now making up the law as we go along:

The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia on Thursday refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban for six Muslim-majority nations, in another legal blow to the White House.

A majority of judges on the appeals court, in a 10-3 decision, said they were “unconvinced” the travel order had more to do with national security concerns than a “Muslim ban.”

 

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, May 26, 2017 - Full Story

America’s First Revolution against a Deep State

It happened in 1776 – America’s first revolution against a Deep State. 

President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to “Drain the Swamp,” if fulfilled, will bring a second revolution against a Deep State.

The first Deep State in America was foreign born in 18th Century England. It impacted the Colonies through the Crown’s operatives and emissaries, some American born – some British. 

Today’s American Deep State is born and bred in the United States. We Americans own it -  it’s ours free-and-clear.

An Unquenched Light Deserving No More Darkness

Terrorists, by their very namesake, want to invoke terror. Whether their acts are by individuals bent on inflicting harm for whatever reason or connected to, or at least inspired by, a particular ideology, it matters very little at this point. Either way, they wish to disrupt normalcy, creating chaos from order. Once again, the world has witnessed a terrorist attack that has done that exact thing. Once again, hollow rhetoric will echo forth calling for compassion and understanding. Yes, there should be compassion - for the victims and their families. Yes, there should be understanding - for how and why such a senseless act was perpetrated in the first place. There must be both of these things in order to properly act. In order to properly act, though, both must be suppressed in order to dole out justice and punishment - justice for the victims and their families, punishment for the perpetrators. Neither can ever be forthcoming clouded by compassion or understanding.

By Steve Sagarra - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story

Oh brother: Media now claiming Trump ‘shoved’ prime minister of Montenegro

You can watch it for yourself. It’s 10 seconds of nothingness that you’ll never get back, but at least it’s only 10 seconds. This, yes, this, is what is trending on Facebook at the moment. Trump shoves prime minister. Yeah. They’re really saying that.

About this:

I feel like an idiot even bothering with the details, but fine, I’ll play. First, look at the faces of both men. Do you see any aggression? Do you see any impatience? Do you see any tension whatsoever between them? Do you see anyone else who’s standing there bothered or taken aback by anything whatsoever?

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Full Story