Trump’s Budget Cuts Millions of Dollars That Would Help Gun Control

Trump’s Budget Cuts Millions Of Dollars From Gun Background Check System

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump ‘s newly unveiled budget would cut millions of dollars from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which gun dealers use to verify if someone is banned from buying a gun before selling it to them.

Trump’s Budget Cuts Millions of Dollars That Would Help Gun Control

While the bodies of the 17 victims of the latest mass shooting in Parkland, Florida have not even been buried yet, Donald Trump’s latest budget proposal would cut millions of dollars that could help in gun control.  Trump proposes cutting $30 million from the federal budget that would be used by various states to do background checks on anyone who wanted to buy a gun. Once again, we see a major political figure bowing down to the wishes of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

To refresh your memory, the NRA contributed about $30 million to the Trump campaign during his candidacy for POTUS. This makes it very clear that Donald Trump, despite his platitudes, prayers, and good wishes for the poor families who lost loved ones in Parkland, is beholden to the gun lobby enough to continue doing their bidding.

The $30 million that Trump proposes cutting from the budget would go far in helping pay for gun control in the United States. This is especially true since many states have argued that doing background checks for people wanting to buy guns is an undue financial hardship for some states to follow. This fact is very believable if you know anything about the financial state of some states. Levying the cost of background checks in many cases actually is a financial hardship. $30 million would go far in helping them to make this a safer country.

A majority of the American people have called for gun control in this country for years. How many more schoolkids have to die before our legislators wake the hell up? People are very tired of hearing a lot of idle talk about enacting gun control, but forgetting about it after the story leaves the front page. gun control is a very serious issue that more of our so-called “leaders” should do more than just talking about the necessity while doing nothing.

Maybe the “body count” hasn’t gotten steep enough for them to finally get off their lazy pontificating asses and do something positive and proactive to save lives. Apparently, gun control is something that is not going to happen until we the people make it happen.

 

Gun Control in the United States: Too Little Too Late?

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The United States Needs to Get Serious about Gun Control

Fact-checking some of the gun lobby’s favorite arguments shows they’re full of holes. Source: 10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down | Mother Jones   The United States Needs to Get Serious about Gun Control   This country needs to actually get serious about enacting some type of effective gun-control legislation. Even though this country has been …

 

Donald Trump Wants a Military Parade For Himself

In his latest display of self-indulgence and ego tripping, Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to plan a large military parade in Washington DC.

Donald Trump Wants a Military Parade For Himself.

Donald Trump and his military paradeIn his latest display of self-indulgence and ego tripping, Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to plan a massive military parade in Washington DC. He wants to have the parade to honor (you guessed it) himself. But, why should anyone be surprised by this? It merely displays how much Donald Trump lives in his own reality, not actual reality. As a president who blew out his Secret Service budget in the first four months of his presidency, this latest piece of news should be no surprise to anyone.

Criticism of this military parade is by members of Congress from both parties. They question the cost, or propriety, of staging such a parade which could very well cost millions of dollars. Critics say this money could be so much better spent on more necessary items that the military needs, and not a parade. Donald Trump makes no secret about the motive of the parade being to honor himself, although the White House is giving the excuse that it is to honor the 100th anniversary of World I.

Opponents in Congress who are against staging a large military parade say that the money could be better spent on more necessary items, such as, higher pay for soldiers, increased veterans benefits, better military coverage, better military housing for military families and a variety of other items.

The inspiration, if you can call it that, behind Donald Trump’s latest pretentious ask is probably the Bastille Day parade which she attended recently in Paris. At the time, Trump has said how “spectacular” this parade was and that he would like to see such a military parade in the United States. Donald Trump will grab any excuse to feed his insatiable ego. But it isn’t inappropriate, especially at a time when our military men and women are in such need of many things.

After all, will a military parade in Washington DC put food on the table of soldier’s families, or treat veterans that veterans hospitals quicker or better?

 

Trump tells Pentagon to plan a military parade – CNNPolitics

1 day ago President Donald Trump has asked for a military parade and the Pentagon is reviewing potential dates, Pentagon spokesman Charlie Summers said Tuesday.
Trump’s military parade draws bipartisan rebuke – POLITICO

1 day ago Members of Congress from both parties joined retired military leaders and veterans in heaping scorn Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s push to parade soldiers and weaponry down the streets of the nation’s capital — calling it a waste of money that would break with democratic traditions.

 

Donald Trump And His War Against Sanctuary Cities

In his latest attempt to throw his weight around, Donald Trump has started an attempt to punish sanctuary cities.

Donald Trump and His War Against Sanctuary Cities

sanctuary citiesIn his latest attempt to throw his weight around Donald Trump has started trying to punish sanctuary cities. For those who may not know, sanctuary cities are cities who refuse to coöperate in the process of deportation of so-called “illegal immigrants.” He is suggesting that the federal government should hold back federal funding these sanctuary cities receive.

In his first week of office, Donald Trump signed an executive order authorizing the creation of 10,000 more jobs in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (a.k.a. ICE). These additional ICE agents are designated to be used as immigration enforcement is sanctuary cities. So far, sanctuary cities have resisted these enhanced efforts by ICE to persecute “illegal immigrants” He now thinks that defunding sanctuary cities will somehow force the cities to start cooperating with his racist immigration policies because these efforts have failed.

This effort is just more of Trump’s racism against immigrants put into practice. He regards sanctuary cities as safe havens for “illegal immigrants,” who are one of the prime targets for his racist beliefs. The cities of San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose are determined to resist his efforts punishing them. They have staunchly refused to comply and continue to allow their cities to be sanctuary cities. They will have all refused to cooperate Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal agency charged with enforcing immigration laws.

Donald Trump has also pushed for the arrest of mayors of sanctuary cities. Thus far, no mayor has been arrested even though several of them have said they will gladly allow themselves to be taken into custody to protect immigrants.

ICE and its cruel practices are a significant reason that sanctuary cities are necessary and useful. ICE has shown itself to be nothing more than a glorified bunch of thugs. The creation of sanctuary cities in the United States is trying to keep these thugs under control. Sanctuary cities are necessary because the federal government has thus far refused to hold its trained dogs on leash.

Someone has to try to protect these so-called “illegal immigrants” so sanctuary cities are necessary because the federal government has shown very little mercy to these people come here to have better lives than would have been possible in their countries of origin. In many cases, some of these people would be killed or subjected to harsh punishment if forced to return to their native countries. Since dictatorships rule many of these countries, often put in power by the US government even though we hold self-declared “bragging rights” as being the most democratic country on the face of the earth.

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Sanctuary city – Wikipedia

In the United States and Canada, a sanctuary city is a city that limits its cooperation with the national government effort to enforce immigration law. Leaders of sanctuary cities want to reduce the fear of deportation and possible family break-up among people who are in the country illegally so that such people will be more …

 

American Workers Hurt By Regulation “Reform” by Donald Trump

Workers’ health, safety, and pay are among the casualties of Trump’s war on regulations: A deregulation year in review

On December 14, 2017, President Trump held a press conference to take credit for the “most far-reaching regulatory reform in history,” claiming his administration has been responsible for more than 1,500 cancelled or delayed regulatory actions. 1 He is expected to tout this number again at his upcoming State of the Union address to Congress.

American Workers Hurt By Regulation “Reform” by Donald Trump

Donald TrumpOne aspect of Donald Trump that isn’t discussed very much is his war against any type of regulation on business. Like most right-wingers, Donald Trump is very much in favor of deregulation; a favorite drum that most conservatives love to bang on. Like most politicos in favor of regulation “reform”, Donald Trump has put the lives of American workers in danger. He has taken the entire regulatory process back to where it was in the early 1900s, which basically means that he is taken worker safety back to where it was during the days of the infamous robber barons.

The issue of deregulation has become a cornerstone for most conservatives, especially those representing big business. Donald Trump shows himself to be an enemy of the working class because he has attempted to “reform” the regulation process and the implementation of regulations. Regulations are what protects the health, safety, and pay received by workers. They are too important to do away with, as Donald Trump and his cronies suggest.

Over the last year, Donald Trump has adopted a policy that he says is for “reforming” regulations and the entire regulatory process. Whenever you see the word “reform” one should always be suspicious of the intent. Over the years, I have become very suspicious every time I see this word because so-called “reform” has many times meant end or twist something to the point where it is no longer recognizable.

Like most efforts at deregulation, the efforts by Donald Trump is “penny-wise and pound foolish”. There are focused on short-term profits and not long-range goals and sustainability. It is far easier for them to just grab profits now, regardless of what effect these actions have on their respective businesses or society.

He had his business cronies fail to recognize that worker safety regulations are more of a benefit than a liability. When worker safety is protected that means they are not only healthy but able to keep working. When a worker is injured on the job, they have to be replaced; something that takes time. And as most businessmen know, time is money. Not to mention that an employer who actually cares about the well-being of his workforce shows himself to be caring, compassionate people.

But as most of us know by now, Donald Trump and his wealthy businessman cronies are anything but caring and compassionate people. They are just really bastards who put profit above everything else, including worker safety and well-being. To them, workers are just more “cannon fodder” to be used recklessly in their quest for bigger profits. This viewpoint that the “bottom line” is more important than people is a major strike against the entire capitalist system.

 

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Donald Trump Displays His Stupidity by Using Norway As Example

Donald Trump Displays His Stupidity by Using Norway As Example

Donald TrumpDonald Trump once again displays his stupidity by using Norway as an example of a place who citizens wish to leave. I blew me away when Donald Trump cited Norway as a place where people should emigrate to the United States from, rather than the so-called “shithole countries.” By “shithole countries,” Donald Trump was referring to places like Haiti or African countries. His stupid example was his typical racism because the citizens of Norway are predominantly white, not dark-skinned like most people in Haiti and Africa. After all, doesn’t every racist want to keep out the “brown people”?

When I first heard this ridiculous and stupid statement by Donald Trump, I was first insulted, then not surprised because our current president had never tried to hide his racist feelings even when he was a candidate. Now that he has been president for a year, people should almost be used to the fact that Donald Trump is just as much of a racist as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Except the president wears a business suit instead of a white robe.

The incredible stupidity and apparent ignorance displayed by Donald Trump when he uttered the statement that he asked why more people from Norway do not want to come to the United States because they give more to our society struck me. The first thing that came to my mind was, what Norwegian in their right mind would want to leave Norway to come here? This stupid statement by Trump was appalling and that he obviously knows nothing about Norway. Once again, Donald Trump has displayed just how limited is knowledge is about everything.

Why would anyone want to leave a country that gives its citizens free healthcare, a free college education, free public services, and an economy that is just about the most robust in the world? As we all sadly know, the United States offers none of those things.

The United States is a country that gives healthcare to only those who can afford it, or can afford the healthcare premiums paid to HMOs and insurance companies, a college education that is only available to those who can afford the exorbitant tuition fees, public services that are expensive if they are available, and an economy that can go up and down on a whim. Not to mention, the United States has periods of homeless people who have no place to live, and are forced to live on the streets.

Leave Norway for that? Donald Trump has to be stupid to think that, let alone actually say it.

 

An Uncomfortable Truth about Donald Trump

  Given the state of the Republican presidential race, it’s time to acknowledge a very uncomfortable truth: Donald Trump is probably going to be the Republican nominee. The question for Democrats is simple. Who has the best chance to defeat Trump? And by any objective measure, the answer is Bernie Sanders. In …

 

The Real Donald Trump Has Just Stood up

The Real Donald Trump Has Just Stood Up

President Donald Trump has finally revealed himself in a quote will he referred to Haiti and the African countries by the offensive term “shitholes”. At least, now we know where he stands in regard to certain people who inhabit the same planet we do. I suppose it never occurred to Donald Trump that it is because of the exploitation by the United States, and other Western powers, that these countries have degenerated as far as they have; to some of the most abject poverty on the planet.

It’s really great for a now openly racist bastard like Donald Trump to sit on his Almighty white ass and pass judgment on people who are unfortunate enough to live in countries that have been used for decades by the United States. If it wasn’t for our racist imperialism, that would be more up to the standard they deserve to be, instead of poverty-stricken places where the info mortality rate is skyrocketing more every day.

It would be really nice and Donald Trump supporters would wake the hell up and realized that they are supporting a selfish, overprivileged bastard. And many of them actually have the gall to call themselves “good Christians”?

Shame on them! And shame on the rest of this for allowing Donald Trump to remain in office.

 

Donald Trump Articles, Photos, and Videos – Los Angeles Times

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The Department of Justice Poses Grave Danger to the First Amendment

The Department of Justice is threatening the First Amendment rights of six protesters arrested during a protest, on Inauguration Day last year.

DOJ is making the most insane argument that protesters and journalists should go to jail

The Department of Justice Poses Grave Danger to the First Amendment

The Department of Justice is threatening the First Amendment rights of six protesters arrested during a protest, on Inauguration Day last year. The six protesters were protesting against incoming Pres. Donald Trump, which is perfectly understandable for any reasonable person. This attempt by the DOJ to convict six protesters, some of them journalists, poses a grave danger to future protests and the First Amendment six rights of free speech if they succeed in their ridiculous quest to put away since people for expressing their displeasure against Donald Trump.

Leading the US government’s case representing the Department of Justice is Assistant US Attorney Rizwan Qureshi offered no arguments that the defendants had committed any type of violence or destroyed property. Instead, he likened them to “getaway drivers” at a robbery, which is nothing less than a huge stretch of one’s imagination. In this so-called “arguments”, Qureshi makes reference to a “sea of black” because many of the protesters were wearing black. However, he doesn’t specify whether any of these defendants themselves were wearing black. He presented absolutely no evidence that they have committed any other crime than being part of a crowd where many people were wearing black. Qureshi is suggesting that these defendants acted as some type of “shield” for other protesters who may have committed a crime. Thus, the “getaway car” analogy.

Even though he offers no arguments saying that these six defendants, he still try to have them sent to jail for committing a crime. A person should only be sent to prison if they actually committed a crime. In this case, the DOJ offers no evidence proving that these defendants were guilty of any wrongdoing or crime. This begs the very obvious question, “why does the Department of Justice, a branch of the US government, want to put these people away?

The answer should be very obvious. The US government, in this case, the Department of Justice, wants to scare people into submission, no matter what reckless policy or injustice a person may be protesting against. With this ridiculous case, it is very obvious that the DOJ is making this a test case to see what they can get away with, especially silencing dissent in the United States.

This entire case by the Department of Justice also proves to be a great irony, albeit a bitter irony. Why doesn’t the DOJ get so bent out of shape when members of the Tea Party, and other advocates of the Second Amendment, show up at a public event like a town hall meeting openly wearing firearms? After all, it is illegal to openly carry a weapon in a public place.

Where is the Department of Justice, who are supposed to be the guardians and protectors of the U.S. Constitution with these lawbreakers, openly carrying firearms in their attempt to squelch the First Amendment rights of those people who may disagree with them? If this isn’t selective law enforcement, I have never seen it.

This entire case is nothing but bullshit and I strongly suspect that Department of Justice knows it.

 

Senator Jeff Sessions Unfit to Be US Attorney General

Senator Jeff Sessions Unfit to Be US Attorney General One of the most controversial nominations made by President-elect Donald Trump is his nomination of Jeff Sessions to be US Attorney General.  Senator Sessions has nothing in his record that shows him as having what it takes to be head of the …
United States Department of Justice

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible