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  • Trump Changes Green Card Rule to Save Taxpayer Money

    08/12/2019 6:00:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Rush ^ | August 12, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is another big story today. “The Trump administration on Monday issued a long-awaited rule strengthening the ability of federal officials to deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to rely on government aid.” This is going to save somebody that’s never considered in any of this when we talk about illegal immigration, health care for illegals, welfare, education, you name it, the one entity that is never discussed and never talked about is the taxpayer, the American citizen responsible for paying for all of this irresponsibility the Democrats are proposing. And Donald Trump finally is, $57 billion a...
  • AOC Demands US Pay For “Lifelong” Invader Expenses

    07/24/2019 9:04:25 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies
    Not content with looking like an idiot just frequently, AOC is really ratcheting up the insanity… her latest demand is that US taxpayers foot the bill for ‘lifelong services’ for invaders. It's like she's a robot, and can only say the most illogical, idiotic things. Over the weekend, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided that she wasn’t getting enough attention. So, like the ignorant child she is, she decided to throw a tantrum. This time, it was a demand that American taxpayers foot the bill for lifelong services for illegal invaders. She’s apparently determined to turn the United States into Venezuela. Breitbart News...
  • 'Wasteful and pointless': Watchdog lists 'biggest boondoggles' to ease highway gridlock

    07/06/2019 4:07:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2019 | Dan Boylan
    A public interest advocacy group has identified the country’s “most wasteful and pointless” transportation projects, which are costing taxpayers $25 billion. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) cites among “the biggest boondoggles” a $2.2 billion widening of Interstate 81 in Virginia, a $7 billion interstate project in Houston and a $802 million “Connecting Miami” redesign of city highways. According to PIRG, widening highways to reduce gridlock fails for several reasons. Multiple studies show that more road space over time leads to further congestion because of a phenomenon called “induced demand.” “We’re stuck in a car-centric rut in the United...
  • Taxpayers paid $127G in legal bills for judge accused of helping illegal immigrant avoid ICE: report

    06/15/2019 6:28:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14 , 2019 | Dom Calicchio
    A Massachusetts judge accused of helping an illegal immigrant evade ICE has had $127,000 in legal fees paid by taxpayers, . In addition, a court officer who was indicted along with the judge has benefitted from $2,500 in legal fees paid by the public, . Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, ... Prosecutors claimed in court documents in April that Joseph, along with Court Officer Wesley MacGregor, 56, helped Jose Medina-Perez, a twice-deported illegal immigrant with a fugitive warrant for drunken driving in Pennsylvania, sneak out a back door – eluding agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot: 'No question' city will need more tax money from residents

    06/12/2019 9:27:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 12, 2019 | Gregory Pratt
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday said there’s “no question” residents will need to pay more in taxes or fees to plug a looming city budget shortfall estimated at more than $700 million. Lightfoot made the comment, without elaborating on specifics, after her second City Council meeting, when she was asked about a campaign promise to find budget cuts before seeking a property tax increase. ... There’s no question we’re going to have to come to the taxpayers and ask for additional revenue ... Lightfoot took office last month facing a gaping budget hole in the next fiscal year ......
  • 'US taxpayers won't pay for Israeli annexation'

    06/11/2019 4:14:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/19
    Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday warned that if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu carries out his plan to annex communities in Judea and Samaria, he would if elected ensure no US taxpayer funds support the move. ​“If Prime Minister Netanyahu makes good on his threat to annex Israeli settlements in the West Bank, a President Buttigieg would take steps to ensure that American taxpayers won’t help foot the bill​,” he said during a speech at Indiana University, according to The New York Post. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said that in the same way an American patriot...
  • Pritzker blames flat tax for declining population, announces $29 million Census count effort

    06/05/2019 1:35:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 6/5/2019 | Greg Bishop
    While Illinoisans will be paying higher taxes, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he’s going to give state lawmakers at least a $1,600 pay increase because they’re hard workers. Pritzker said he’ll sign the budget bills being sent his way, despite the ire from taxpayers that lawmakers gave themselves a raise while doubling the state’s gas tax. Pritzker was asked multiple times in Chicago Tuesday if he’d line-item veto more than $280,000 in lawmaker pay increases when he gets the budget that was passed in overtime session. “Look, this was a highly negotiated budget,” Pritzker said. “We had the Republicans and Democrats...
  • Without pension reform, progressive income tax .. guarantees tax hikes on Illinois’ middle class

    05/30/2019 11:23:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | May 21, 2019 | Orphe Divounguy
    Without pension reform, progressive income tax amendment guarantees tax hikes on Illinois’ middle class. ( Full title). The current progressive income tax proposal would fail to pay down the state's unfunded liability while damaging Illinois' economy. On May 20, Democrats in the Illinois House Revenue & Finance Committee approved Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s prized progressive tax constitutional amendment. While the Senate had previously passed a new income tax structure – already different from the governor’s original proposal – the House Committee also passed the amendment without putting in income tax rates. ... progressive tax proponents need to face that without pension...
  • Why Sticking Everyone’s College Debt To Future Taxpayers Is Stupid And Immoral

    04/25/2019 12:25:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/25/2019 | Inez Feltscher Stepman
    Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has proposed a college debt payoff that she claims out-socialists Bernie Sanders. She may be right. Her proposal calls for not only universal “free” college, but also totally wiping out the college debt of 95 percent of borrowers, with some benefits available for people up with incomes reaching all the way up to $250,000. The plan is being sold as a boon to cash-strapped millennials and Gen-Zers, but the real recipients of largesse will be the institutions that offer those magical degrees: the universities. The biggest losers will be middle-class Americans. Americans’ collective $1.5 trillion...
  • Greenpeace Founder: Global Warming Hoax Pushed by Corrupt Scientists ‘Hooked on Government Grants’

    03/10/2019 4:03:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7 Mar 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    Greenpeace co-founder and former president of Greenpeace Canada Patrick Moore described the cynical and corrupt machinations fueling the narrative of anthropocentric global warming and “climate change” . ... Moore explained how fear and guilt are leveraged by proponents of climate change: Fear has been used all through history to gain control of people’s minds and wallets and all else, and the climate catastrophe is strictly a fear campaign — well, fear and guilt — you’re afraid you’re killing your children because you’re driving them in your SUV and emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and you feel guilty for doing...
  • Editorial: Look out, taxpayers: When governments have more pensioners than employees

    02/17/2019 4:39:15 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/15/2019
    For each active worker, four pensioners. For 169 governmental bodies, the numbers are lopsided. In some cases hundreds — and in Chicago’s case, thousands — more retirees are drawing from a fund than active workers are paying into it. Even in a small suburban district such as the Arlington Heights Park District, 432 retirees are pulling from that district’s pension fund with only 103 active employees paying into it. In the city of Chicago, according to the treasurer’s numbers, the gap is smaller in percentage terms, but in terms of the gap, more dramatic. Including Chicago Board of Education administrative...
  • The HR 1 'Incumbent Protection Act' destroys free elections

    02/03/2019 1:02:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 31, 2019 | Adam Brandon
    Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., represents arguably the most gerrymandered congressional district in the country, and he wants to keep it that way. His latest piece of legislation, H.R. 1 “For the People Act,” would force taxpayers to fund congressional campaigns. Congress has a knack for naming legislation after its opposite intended effect. If you’ve spent more than a weekend in Washington, you know that a bill named “For the People” is likely a far cry from actually benefiting the public. The “Incumbent Protection Act” would be a more fitting name for this piece of legislation. Forcing citizens to fund political...
  • Asylum crisis in Maine: Dems shift taxpayer money from needy citizens to pay for needs of migrants

    01/31/2019 6:48:01 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 12 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/31/19 | USA Features
    The former GOP governor of Maine appeared on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday to address reports that his state’s largest city, Portland, is facing an “asylum crisis” as migrants flood in and overwhelm available shelters and public assistance. Former Gov. Paul LePage, who left office earlier this month, addressed details in a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday headlined, “Maine’s Largest City Strains Under Asylum-Seeker Influx.” It’s a problem that the city “brought on itself” as the people “are going to be left to pick up the pieces,” Ingraham warned, Lifezette reported. The WSJ report noted that migrants, mostly...
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...
  • FReep: recommendations open for public comment until Dec. 26.

    11/23/2018 11:38:55 AM PST · by spintreebob · 12 replies
    CMS ^ | 11/20/18 | Stuart Caplan
    As we have noted in earlier correspondence, this change is necessary to expand (public) beneficiaries’ access to preventive services The drug also is very expensive, at nearly $1,676 for a 30-day supply, The proposed recommendations are open for public comment until Dec. 26. Stuart Caplan RN, MAS Lead Analyst Office of Clinical Standards and Quality Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Mail Stop C1-09-06 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850 Already commented: African American Health Alliance, AIDS Action Baltimore, AIDS Alabama, AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, The AIDS Institute, AIDS Legal Referral...
  • Judicial Watch .. State Department Links to George Soros’ Open Society Foundation – Romania

    11/02/2018 2:19:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2018
    Judicial Watch released 49 pages of new State Department documents showing top Soros representatives in Romania collaborating with the State Department in a program jointly funded by, among others, Soros’s Open Society Foundations – Romania and USAID, called the “Open Government Partnership.” The documents were obtained thanks to a March 2018 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of State and USAID after it failed to substantively respond to an October 2017 request ... September 16, 2016, the State Department’s .. Jennryn Wetzler sent an email announcing that the featured speaker in a State Department-sponsored...
  • Mayor of DC to Pick Up the Bill for Halloween Drag Queen Footrace

    10/17/2018 5:14:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 16, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    This story originally appeared on the website LGBTQ nation under the headline DC Mayor will pay for 100 drag queens to run a footrace through city streets.If you saw that without knowing the source, you’d probably guess it was from a conservative site, likely because the title openly addresses the fact that the mayor is using taxpayer dollars to fund a footrace for drag queens, something that is certainly outrageous on many levels.The fact that this title is written glowingly, not for shock value, shows you exactly how great the ideological gap is between progressives and conservatives.Conservatives have the wild...
  • Feds Spend $142,974 Studying Elderly LGBT With Alzheimer’s

    09/18/2018 2:38:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending over $100,000 studying elderly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals who have Alzheimer's but do not have HIV. The "novel investigation" is part of the "Rainbows of Aging" research being conducted by the University of California, San Francisco. The study began last month.
  • Joe Biden Calls Trump Supporters ‘The Dregs Of Society’ In Speech

    09/16/2018 6:30:35 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 119 replies
    He also used his remarks to rally the crowd to ‘demand more of our leaders.’ ‘What has become of us?’ he said. ‘Our children are listening and our silence is complicit.’ He also told the crowd of LBGT supporters that they have a fight ahead of them, point out it’s those against them who have a friend in the Trump. ‘Some of them are the dregs of society,’ Biden said. ‘They, not you, have an ally in the White House.’ ‘Those who try to excuse this kind of prejudice in the name of culture, I say, ‘Prejudice is prejudice and...
  • Looks like that school LeBron James is starting up in Akron will cost local taxpayers a LOT

    08/08/2018 4:24:40 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 13 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/8/18 | USA Features
    For the Record: While much of the “mainstream” media has been fawning over NBA star LeBron James’ “I Promise School” for at-risk youth that he is launching in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, one little detail they all forgot to report was that local taxpayers making far less than his average of $33 million a year will be picking up the vast majority of its operating budget.