Before I get to the issue of the big propaganda machines, I need to bring this to your attention.
President Trump is a father who obviously loves his children very much as well as all his grand kids. However, I did NOT vote for his daughter, Ivanka, who has ZERO understanding of the U.S. Constitution.
Ivanka worked for her father from day one of her adult life while he was in the private sector and that’s fine. However, she has no qualifications to be in his administration even as unpaid. That husband of hers also needs to be escorted to the door.
Ivanka’s socialist and Fascist tenancies are not surprising as she was good friends with another socialist, Chelsea Clinton, until Trump was elected. Birds of a feather.
Ivanka is for Ivanka and has never met a mirror she didn’t love. I am not a ‘fan’ of hers and am sickened by the amount of influence she has with our president in attempting to rape We the People – especially considering OUR purse is bankrupt.
“Trump’s 2020 budget proposal will include $100 million for a global women’s fund spearheaded by his daughter Ivanka Trump.
“The White House said the budget, expected to be released Monday, will include the funding for the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. The administration last month launched the government-wide project, which she leads.
“In a statement to The Associated Press, Ivanka Trump noted that Friday was International Women’s Day and stressed the initiative was ‘working towards our goal of economically empowering 50 million women in developing countries by 2025.’ She says the budget includes ‘a new $100 million commitment’ for the fund.
“The new initiative involves the State Department, the National Security Council and other agencies, as it aims to coordinate current programs and develop new ones to help women in areas such as job training, financial support and legal or regulatory reforms.”
This is BULL EXCREMENT.
Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it authorize Congress to rape We the People to GIVE OUR MONEY to “empower” females in ANY country. Not for job training, financial support or any other damn thing.
Is this what you work your butt off every day to pay for? Struggle trying to pay health care premiums, dental work for your family, child care, car payment and other necessities? Well, if it’s not okay with you, help stop it.
Once again, this kind of sickening spending is done through the unconstitutional USAID – US Aid for International Development. President Trump has said in the past he wanted to cut spending for USAID. This is not the way to do it.
When your checkbook is overdrawn $22 TRILLION dollars, how do you write hot checks for a whopping and unconstitutional $100 MILLION dollars? The thieves in Congress will borrow it from the thieves at the “Federal” Reserve WITH THE INTEREST SLAPPED ON OUR BACKS FOREVER.
YOU must burn down the phone lines to your rep and senator: STOP the damn spending for other countries. Not only is it unconstitutional, you are continuing to run up the national debt which IS going to destroy this country.
Ivanka’s other pet project is Fascism (Regimenting all industry, commerce). Now, I know this might be a very popular idea for many Americans but again, Congress has NO constitutional authority to force companies to provide paid family leave.
Either the U.S. Constitution matters or it doesn’t.
Look at this U.S. Supreme Court decision:
RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD v. ALTON R. CO., 295 U.S. 330 (1935)
295 U.S. 330
RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD et al.
ALTON R. CO. et al.
Argued March 13, 14, 1935. Decided May 6, 1935.
“The catalogue of means and actions which might be imposed upon an employer in any business, tending to the satisfaction and comfort of his employees, seems endless. Provision for free medical attendance and nursing, for clothing, for food, for housing, for the education of children, and a hundred other matters might with equal propriety be proposed as tending to relieve the employee of mental strain and worry. Can it fairly be said that the power of Congress to regulate interstate commerce extends to the prescription of any or all of these things? Is it not apparent that they are really and essentially related solely to the social welfare of the worker, and therefore remote from any regulation of commerce as such? We think the answer is plain. These matters obviously lie outside the orbit of congressional power.”
Joseph Story, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833:
“Another not unimportant consideration is that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the state.”
If the U.S. Congress passes and Trump signs a law forcing companies to provide paid family leave that is Fascism. It will be another step down the slippery slope of total control by the U.S. Government in forcing employers to do what they can’t afford without laying off employees or raising prices.
Like Obamacare. Like the failed $15 minimum wage experiment that’s failed around the country.
“In 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that put the state minimum wage on track to reach $15 per hour by 2022. The next increase—from $10.50 to $11.00—is scheduled for Jan. 1, 2018. If you’re a business in one of thirteen different California localities–from Mountain View to Milpitas, and from San Jose to Santa Clara–the required wage floor will rise even higher.
“When he signed $15 into law, Gov. Brown seemed to understand that the increase was a bad idea, acknowledging that “economically, minimum wages make not make sense.” Today, California’s good intentions are catching up with it.
“The warning signs started early; dozens of stories chronicled businesses closing, cutting staff, or leaving the state. A rash of restaurant closures in the Bay Area led one food-industry publication to describe it as a “death march.” Even child-care providers were hurt. (Some of the closures are featured in the video below.) A team of economists at Harvard Business School and Mathematica Policy Research determined that the rising minimum wage in the Bay Area contributed to these closures.”
Minimum Wage and Fascism, my column, August 7, 2006
“When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.” –Thomas Jefferson to Charles Hammond, 1821. ME 15:332
“The minimum wage issue has died in the U.S. Senate with Democrats wringing their hands and wailing about the plight of the poor. It’s not bad enough Congress continues to run rough shod over private enterprise, but the states do it as well.”
Congress has NO authority to do this and no president should sign it. Oh, but wait! Republicans are jumping on this latest model dump truck just as they’ve done in the past.
My column: Raise Minimum Wage to $100.00 An Hour, November 17, 2013
“Every few years, the same bleeding-heart members of the Democratic/Communist Party USA start beating the drum to raise the minimum wage. Factually challenged bureau-rats in some state legislatures also want to continue punishing the employer by passing higher minimum wages in the private sector. Those mental midgets claim this will benefit the worker. Nothing like twisting logic upside down to get more votes and it’s not just confined to Marxists. This is what a Republican had to say a few years ago when raising the minimum wage was the rage in the Outlaw Congress:
“Whether people like it or not, we need to go ahead with it,” said Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del., who supports the idea. “There’s a general agreement among Republicans (opposing the raise) that “maybe we don’t like it much, but we need to move forward with it just for political reasons.” So you see, this isn’t caring about the little guy, it’s about politics and votes.
“Where does the U.S. Constitution, Art. 1, Section 8, give Congress the authority to dictate to any private employer what they can and can’t pay an employee? America is a free enterprise system. A system driven by competition and hard work. Do most Americans understand what Fascism is? Fascism is defined as a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls; oppressive, dictatorial control. For the federal government to centralize the labors of the common man under laws that dictate socioeconomic controls is to strangle free enterprise and competition.”
When the forced minimum wage hit the assisted living facility where my mom lives in No. California, they raised her rent a whopping $125 per month. They didn’t lay off employees, they simply gouged residents like my mother who lives on a shoe-string budget. I wrote corporate headquarters and told them you are pricing my 91-year old mother right out the door. I may have to move her which would be very traumatic as she has dementia.
Once again, this all goes back to our debauched currency and the lack of purchasing power of the dollar. As long as we are forced to use fiat currency, it will never be enough. Businesses will just continue passing the increased labor costs to you the consumer and when goods and services are no longer affordable, those businesses will layoff or close their doors.
The states have been the ones raising the minimum wage but once again, the maggots in Congress want to jump in with legislation which they have NO constitutional authority to enact:
House Democrats’ new plan for a $15 minimum wage, Feb. 8, 2019. The old federal minimum wage “law” has always been unconstitutional. Watch how many Republicans support the Raise the Wage Act – FOR VOTES.
Back to Ivanka Trump’s Fascist paid family leave scheme.
“As Sen. Marco Rubio gets ready to introduce new paid family leave legislation, Ivanka Trump — who has fashioned herself into a champion of the cause — says her ideal plan is more ambitious than what Republicans have been discussing.
“In a nutshell, the Republicans have put forth a rather limited plan to address the fact that the U.S. is the only industrialized country missing a federal paid leave policy. Sen. Rubio and other members of the GOP back a proposal, released by the conservative Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) earlier this year, that allows for 12 weeks paid leave, amounting to about 45% of the average worker’s wages. It stops at new parents, including adoptive ones, and would be paid for by dipping into your Social Security benefits — two heavily criticized features.
“My preference is to go beyond parental leave. But…right now we are at zero weeks of paid leave. We don’t have parental, we don’t have caregiving.” —Ivanka Trump
Congress is NOT a “social justice” institution. The limitations placed on Congress in Art. 1, Sec. 8 by the wise men who created the federal government were done for a reason. Those of us who are informed have been watching empty-headed socialists in Congress with all their hare-brained ideas. It’s not going over well with Americans. Neither will full-blown Fascism. We are not other countries and we have OUR Constitution.
I do understand how catastrophic events can happen in life. I don’t live in a glass bubble, I don’t have a rich daddy, I live on a small budget as a widow. I work part time as a substitute teacher. Just like tens of millions of other Americans, I make financial sacrifices all the time. What I want vs what I actually need.
I’ve also lived a long time (I will be 70 in June) and have had my share of family grief and hard times, believe me – including sacrificing financially to take care of family. That’s why you must save for a rainy day as our grandparents did.
It’s not that I don’t care about Americans. I do or I wouldn’t have thrown away a real paycheck and career nearly 30 years ago to do what I do. We can’t throw away the U.S. Constitution just because life throws us a bad hand. What nanny state idea will be next until we morph into full blown communism or equally disastrous, Fascism?
Life isn’t fair. Bad, terrible happen to nice people. It used to be family took care of family but due to the destruction caused by NAFTA, millions of Americans moved into big cities looking for work. Families are separated by thousands of miles. So many unable to afford even travel expenses to get to family to help out.
The bottom line is there are no guarantees in this life and we all have to deal with hardship when it comes our way. We have to be tough like our parents and grandparents if you’re as old as I am. Our constitution guarantees life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It does not guarantee a free ride or forcing others to subsidize your hard times.
When companies are forced to fund 3 MONTHS of paid leave for an employee, what do you think it does to their bottom line? Oh, well, let’s just make it for companies who employ 50 or more employees! It’s still Fascism and it WILL cost more jobs in the end. It also violates equal protection under the law IMHO. Someone (or more than one) will lose their job at that company so you can get paid for family leave. Think about that.
Noble ideas pave the way to Hell and our Founding Fathers knew and understood this. If you feel the same, call your House rep or Senator and give them a polite piece of your mind. If a company or corporation wants to provide family paid leave, that’s their decision, not the U.S. government’s.
The Republicans who held the majority in Congress with Trump as president did NOTHING to stop dangerous monopolies like Facebook, Google, Amazon. Those America-hating beasts have used their technology to steal every bit of your personal information and sell it on the open market. They steal your identity. They monitor your every step on the Internet and they have been using their technology to destroy Trump’s presidency.
They are using their technology to crush independent media, Christianity and promote all the filth of the sexual deviancy crowds out there. In bed with the CIA, NSA to spy on you and likely other alphabet soup agencies we don’t know about. They are all about censorship of freedom-loving Christian Americans and they are succeeding.
If you think I’m kidding, I can tell you the minute I used Google my email box was immediately flooded with ads. Data harvesting. I also could not find many of my columns using their search engine so I quit using it many years ago. The same for Yahoo and others. I know what I write and I know, like so many other writers, our columns are being censored. Let me also say, Yahoo.com is one of the most biased. Their headlines and come-on’s are some of the most anti-Christian, anti-Trump, anti-conservative on the Internet. It’s absolutely revolting.
Unless and until Republicans can take back the House and keep the Senate and IF they would even go after those SOB’s, it’s up to us to starve them out. I despise Mark Zuckerberg. The punk worth tens of billions who openly hires illegal aliens and rubs it in our faces while ICE does nothing. He should have been arrested and indicted for violating federal law.
Tens of thousands of Americans work for those tech giants. I’m sorry you will lose your paychecks as people continue to exit but the control of information in this country cannot be left to such anti-American mega corporations who should have been broken up years ago under our anti-trust laws.
Yes, there are several lawsuits underway. We’ll see how those go. In the meantime, I hope you’ll exit Facebook for starters. I do not have a Facebook page nor have I ever become ‘a friend’ on one. There is one up in my name with someone pretending to be me. I have written Facebook’s legal people who have not responded. I told them I keep getting notifications for my Facebook page with likes or some such crap. It’s fraud. If you’re visiting that Devvy Kidd Facebook page, it’s not mine.
I have never had anything to with Facebook or Twitter or any of the other social media outlets. Never sent a tweet; wouldn’t know how. Social media can be a good thing if used for the right reasons. Personally, I don’t know how people put up their most personal information on things like Facebook.
I do not want my life tracked by their algorithm’s or whatever you call it. I do not want my buying habits sold or tracked. I want my privacy. Seems others also feel that way as people – especially millennials – are leaving Facebook in droves.
As for Amazon, know what I do? I find what I’m looking for on Amazon. Then I use a search engine for the product and company and buy it from them instead of Amazon. Just remember: Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos, the richest man on this planet ($137 billion), also owns the propaganda rag Washington Post.
There are many other alternatives to Facebook (here) but if you don’t like them, there is a new player. I hope you, whether as an individual, company or political, ditch Facebook and start using this new alternative. It’s time to really fight back by starving monopolies who hate us.
“Founder and CEO Steven Andrew said he decided to use his Silicon Valley tech leadership experience to launch the project after he saw Facebook block millions of people from getting his posts.
“Andrew believes Facebook lied to Congress about being “a platform for all ideas,” since they restrict President Trump supporters, Christians and conservatives. “Facebook blocks 99 percent of my reach, which means 5 million people are missing per month from my account alone,” he said. Andrew has led multi-million dollar initiatives for Cisco, Better Homes and Gardens, Sega and Stanford… Andrew is also building a search engine, 1776Free.com.”
Read the rest of that short piece. Andrew has the smarts and drive to blow these people out of the water. I’m thinking about setting up my own USA.Life page if I can figure it out; I am a tech dummy.
Here’s our opportunity to replace Facebook and hopefully Google & Twitter with fair alternatives. Let’s get the word out and show our enemies we will not just cave in as they are not the only game in town anymore.
I hope you will spread the word. Once advertisers start putting their dollars into those sites, I’m hoping Newswithviews will be able to generate some income from them just like before Google cut their ads in their effort to shut down this web site.
I used #ExitFacebookNow as the caption for this article. I believe it’s called a hashtag but am not sure how it works with Twitter. Anyway, use Twitter for now to get the word out and hopefully soon you won’t have to keep enriching corporations that want to destroy us.
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