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The Border Crisis in Del Rio Was Caused by Biden, Now There’s a Second Attack on DHS Agents


By Nick Arama | Sep 21, 2021 11:45 PM ET

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

We reported earlier how Haitians who were on board a bus from Del Rio to Brownsville attacked the DHS staff who were guarding them and hijacked the bus. Some of the staff were injured and some of the illegal aliens temporarily escaped but were then rounded back up by local law enforcement.

But this is just one of the many problems that Biden’s border disaster has fostered.

First let’s start with the fact that again, the almost 15,000 Haitians living under a bridge at the border in squalor was a crisis of Biden’s own making.

From NY Post:

These are not people escaping an earthquake or political unrest or extreme poverty in Haiti, according to one of the most informed border observers, Todd Bensman, senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and author of “America’s Covert Border War.”

All the Haitians he has interviewed have been living in Chile or Brazil for the past three to five years.

“I’ve never met one yet who is actually coming directly from Haiti,” he said. “But they will probably apply for asylum on the basis of [problems] in Haiti.”

Bensman has covered the border crisis for more than a year, traveling through Guatemala and Mexico to interview migrants.

The Haitians now in Del Rio were “living a pretty good life [in South America] but they are seeing an opportunity to improve their situation,” he says.

“They say they heard Joe Biden was opening the border up so they came.”

Most of the folks aren’t being deported, according to reports, but rather, secretly bused to other places all over the country to then be released. The reports were that single men were being deported, while family unit were getting to stay.

Of the 3,300 processed over the weekend from under the bridge, just 327 were sent out on flights to Haiti. So only about ten percent. So where did the other folks go? To centers to be processed elsewhere, to be released into the U.S.

But there were problems caused today on one of the flights back to Haiti.

DHS confirmed to Fox’s Bill Melugin that Haitian migrants who were on a deportation flight back to Haiti caused “two separate disruptions” on the tarmac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, injuring three ICE officers who sustained non-life threatening injuries. Haitian crowd control police were involved in responding.

They don’t want to go back to Haiti because they haven’t been there in years and would be at a complete loss.

Although most are being released into this country, this threat of being possibly deported back to Haiti is now actually having a positive effect and causing some to decide to go back to South America rather than risk being deported to Haiti.

So Biden accidentally tripped across one of the things that made the Trump policies so effective — deterrence. That said, there are still a tremendous number of people just being released into the United States.

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For Posterity, Least We Forget The Trail Of Tears Obama Left Us From 2015


Inside the Ring: Muslim Brotherhood has Obama’s secret support and WHO DOUBLE-CROSSED THE SEALS? – Washington Times

Obama secretly backing Muslim Brotherhood

By Bill Gertz
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

President Obama and his administration continue to support the global Islamist militant group known the Muslim Brotherhood. A White House strategy document regards the group as a moderate alternative to more violent Islamist groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

The policy of backing the Muslim Brotherhood is outlined in a secret directive called Presidential Study Directive-11, or PSD-11. The directive was produced in 2011 and outlines administration support for political reform in the Middle East and North Africa, according to officials familiar with the classified study.

Efforts to force the administration to release the directive or portions of it under the Freedom of Information Act have been unsuccessful.

White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan declined to comment on PSD-11. “We have nothing for you on this,” she said.

The directive outlines why the administration has chosen the Muslim Brotherhood, which last year was labeled a terrorist organization by the governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates as a key vehicle of U.S. backing for so-called political reform in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia in recent months appears to be moderating its opposition to the Brotherhood in a bid to gain more regional support against pro-Iran rebels in Yemen.

The UAE government also has labeled two U.S. affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society, as terrorist support groups. Both groups denied the UAE claims. Egypt is considering imposing a death sentence on Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood-backed former president who was ousted in military coup in July 2013.


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Critics of the administration’s strategy say the Brotherhood masks its goals and objectives despite advocating an extremist ideology similar to those espoused by al Qaeda and the Islamic State, but with less violence. The group’s motto includes the phrase “jihad is our way.” Jihad means holy war and is the Islamist battle cry.

Counterterrorism analyst Patrick Poole said the Brotherhood in recent weeks has stepped up its use of violent attacks in Egypt.

“The failed Obama Doctrine that so-called ‘moderate Islamists’ were going to usher in a glorious era of peace and democracy in the Middle East was adopted by the administration because that’s what the foreign policy establishment going back to the George W. Bush administration proclaimed as gospel,” Mr. Poole said.

“And now we see as a result Egypt fighting a terror campaign by the ‘moderate’ Muslim Brotherhood; we have a failed state in Libya; and we see NATO ally Turkey turning from secular democracy to religious totalitarianism under Obama’s pal [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan.

“This dangerous foreign policy was launched by PSD-11 and the administration’s open embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood, and now we can see its catastrophic effect,” Mr. Poole added.

Frank Gaffney, head of the Center for Security Policy, extensively documented Muslim Brotherhood subversion efforts, both in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Gaffney has said the Muslim Brotherhood is the most dangerous group promoting the totalitarian and Islamist supremacist doctrine of Shariah. Several Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been identified as key advisers to Mr. Obama, according to Mr. Gaffney.

Egyptian press reports after the ouster of Mr. Morsi have revealed extensive cooperation between the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood during Mr. Morsi’s presidency.

CHINESE COLONEL ON INFORMATION WARFARE

Retired Chinese Col. Liu Mingfu, one of Beijing’s most significant military supremacists, this week confirmed that China is using information warfare against its enemies.

Col. Liu spoke Monday night at the Georgetown home of Michael Pillsbury, a longtime consultant to the Pentagon on China, in promoting the English-language version of the colonel’s 2010 book, “The China Dream.” The book calls for China to replace the United States as global hegemon. The book’s ideas were adopted by Beijing’s communist rulers and have become the main “thought” of current party boss and President Xi Jinping.

Asked about the contradiction between official claims that China seeks peace and the covert use of the so-called three warfares — psychological, media and legal information operations — against enemies, Col. Liu said: “I don’t deny it.

“You Americans have the three warfares also,” he said. “Japan has it. All the great powers in the world use these techniques. If China doesn’t have it, then we definitely should have it.”

The Georgetown reception brought together a number of former government officials and journalists, including former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and Joseph DeTrani, former CIA official and former director of the DNI Counter Proliferation Center. New York Times reporter David Sanger and Fox News correspondent James Rosen also were present.

The reception was held at the O Street residence of Mr. Pillsbury, who was promoting his own recently published book that decodes China’s anti-U.S. strategy called “The Hundred Year Marathon.”

Col. Liu said he expected Mr. Pillsbury’s book to be translated into Chinese and sold in China.

During remarks, Col. Liu said part of China’s grand strategy is countering what he called a CIA-backed U.S. program of containment against China.

Despite noting that his remarks did not reflect official Chinese government or military policies, Col. Liu did not stray from the well-worn official talking points used by Chinese government spokesmen in presenting official views on security and policy matters.

Col. Liu in his book urged China to build up its military power to swiftly replace the United States as the world’s global power. He wrote that the U.S.-Chinese rivalry is a “competition to be the leading country, a conflict over who rises and falls to dominate the world.”

“To save itself, to save the world, China must prepare to become the [world’s] helmsman,” he states.

WHO DOUBLE-CROSSED THE SEALS?

Best-selling author and former Navy judge advocate Don Brown is out with a new book that investigates the shoot-down of Extortion 17, the worst wartime loss of life in the history of Navy special operations warfare.

The book, “Call Sign Extortion 17: The Shoot-Down of SEAL Team Six,” is an exhaustive look at a tragedy for which the military’s official version defies logic for some of the sailors’ survivors.

The No. 1 gnawing question: How did an Afghan Taliban fighter, armed with a grenade launcher, just happen to be stationed near the Chinook helicopter’s landing zone — a spot never before used to insert troops. His rocket-propelled grenade shot clipped a rotor blade, sending the non-special-operations helicopter into a violent spin and deadly crash.

The sequence of events led some family members of those killed to believe that the ambush was an inside job — that someone in the Afghan chain of command sent word to Taliban fighters that a reinforcement of SEALS was on the way to aid Army Rangers and that the aircraft was planning to land at that specified spot.

After all, on the night of Aug. 6, 2011, the Chinook was transporting the same elite unit that killed Osama bin Laden three months earlier, a group that no doubt had a target on its back from al Qaeda and its supporters.

Then there is the mystery of the Afghan soldiers on board the helicopter with the 30 Americans who perished — a U.S. Army crew, the SEALs and special warfare technicians, including a military dog handler.

The seven Afghans listed on the manifest turned out not to be the ones who died on the chopper. Their identities were not disclosed in the official censored military report.

“Were they trying to hide the politically embarrassing fact that this flight was, or could have been, compromised by Taliban infiltrators determined to help sabotage it from the inside, or to communicate with Taliban forces on the ground about the chopper’s approach to coordinate the timing of a point-blank shot?” Mr. Brown writes.

“Something went terribly wrong inside that helicopter, and whatever went wrong was most likely beyond the pilots’ control,” he says. “It’s as if the unidentified Afghan infiltrators were the big pink elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about.”

Mr. Brown still practices law in North Carolina. He is best known for two best-selling novels, “Treason” and “Malacca Conspiracy.”

For his new book, the author turns mathematician. Using official investigative documents, he concludes that the shooter was just, at most, 178 feet from the chopper when he fired, not the 720 feet as cited by the chief investigator.

“What would be the chances that Extortion 17 would just happen to fly within 75 yards of a Taliban insurgent waiting with an RPG, unless the Taliban insurgent knew in advance exactly where Extortion 17 was going to land?” Mr. Brown asks. Then, answering his own question, he writes, “About as likely as finding a needle in a haystack.”

There is more than math in “Call Sign Extortion 17.” A full reading may well convince readers that those men were betrayed on the night of Aug. 6.

Staff writer Rowan Scarborough contributed to this column. Contact Bill Gertz on Twitter via @BillGertz.


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Brexit boss Nigel Farage to attend Trump’s State of the Union


Nigel Farage is coming to Washington.

The Brexit boss will attend President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Farage is expected to land in the United States Sunday, according to a new report from The Sunday Times of London.

The arrival is a victory lap of sorts for the divisive British populist, who helped lead his country out of the European Union after years and turmoil and delay. Farage — who has become a cult figure among some American conservatives — says he had turned down multiple offers to relocate to the US to work as a radio host.

The British vote to leave the EU came just months before Trump’s upset triumph over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election and the pair are known to be chummy.

“Most of my interactions with Trump you never hear about,” he told the paper “He likes me because I don’t blab.”

Source: Brexit boss Nigel Farage to attend Trump’s State of the Union


TRUMP’S POSITIONS – DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!


https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/

 

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/child-care/

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION
  • Rewriting the tax code to allow working parents to deduct from their income taxes child care expenses for up to four children and elderly dependents.
  • Allow parents to enroll in tax-free dependent care savings accounts for their children or elderly relatives.
  • Provide low-income households an Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit – in the form a Childcare rebate – and a matching $500 contribution for their savings accounts.
  • Creating a new, dynamic market for family-based and community-based solutions.
  • Incentivizing employers to provide childcare at the workplace.
  • Provide 6 weeks of paid leave to new mothers before returning to work.

Read Fact Sheet on Donald J. Trump’s Childcare Reforms that Will Make America Great Again, here.

Read Full Report on Donald J. Trump’s Childcare Reforms that Will Make America Great Again, here.

KEY ISSUES
  • Over the past 40 years, the labor force participation of women with children under 18 has grown from 47 percent in 1975 to 70 percent today. [1975:Families and Work, 2015: Department of Labor]
  • Raising a child is now the single greatest expense for most American families—even exceeding the cost of housing in much of the country. [National Affairs, Winter, 2015]
  • Today’s workforce includes 73.5 million women representing 47 percent of the entire US labor force. [Department of Labor]
  • Over 24 million of those women have children under age 18; almost 10 million of them have children under age 6. [Bureau of Labor Statistics]
  • Women are the primary breadwinners in 40 percent of American households with children under the age of 18, but hold 62 percent of minimum wage jobs. [Pew Social Trends; National Affairs Winter, 2015]
CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON

Hillary Clinton has not proposed any specific solutions for childcare.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/constitution-and-second-amendment/ 

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION

Constitution

Appoint justices to the United States Supreme Court who will uphold our laws and our Constitution. The replacement for Justice Scalia will be a person of similar views and principles who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.

  • Defend the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States. Nobody is above the law.
  • Uphold our freedoms, constitutional values and principles that our country was founded on.
  • Protect our Constitutional liberties.
  • Protect and defend the bill of rights, including the freedom of religion, speech, press and right to bear arms.

View Donald J. Trump’s list of Supreme Court Justice Picks, here

Second Amendment

  • Defend the Second Amendment of our Constitution. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.
  • Nominate United States Supreme Court justices that will abide by the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States that includes upholding the Second Amendment.
  • Enforce the laws on the books. We need to get serious about prosecuting violent criminals.
  • Expand and bring back programs like Project Exile and get gang members and drug dealers off the street. When we do, crime will go down and our cities and communities will be safer places to live.
  • Empower law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves. Law enforcement does a tremendous job, but they can’t be everywhere all of the time.
  • Fix our broken mental health system. All of the tragic mass murders that occurred in the past several years have something in common – there were red flags that were ignored. We can’t allow that to continue. We must expand treatment programs, and reform the laws to make it easier to take preventive action to save innocent lives. Most people with mental health problems are not violent, but just need help, and these reforms will help everyone.
  • Defend the rights of law-abiding gun owners:
    • Military bases and recruiting centers – to have a strong military, we need to allow them to defend themselves
    • National right to carry – should be legal in all 50 states
    • Background checks – we need to fix the system we have and make it work as intended. What we don’t need to do is expand a broken system.
    • Gun and magazine bans – the government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own
KEY ISSUES
  • The next President of the United States could appoint as many as four Supreme Court justices. [CBS News, Jan. 5, 2016]
  • Hillary Clinton could remake America by appointing the most extreme far-left Supreme Court threatening our basic rights and freedoms. [Newsweek, May 2016]
CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON

Constitution

Hillary Clinton could shift the Supreme Court radically to the left. In a Washington Times article, Senator Orrin Hatch stated, “The next president’s picks mean the difference between democracy and tyranny”. [Donald J. Trump Press Release]

  • Under the Obama-Hillary Administration, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted to targeting hundreds of conservative organizations. Using the federal government to target and silence political opponents. [Washington Post, May 10, 2013]
  • Hillary Clinton has proven that she holds no respect for the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States. She lied to the American people and to the FBI regarding the use of her private email server and sending classified information:
    • Hillary Clinton believes that she is above the law by having a private email server set up in the basement of her home while serving as Secretary of State. She sent classified information, even during her travels overseas, jeopardizing the national security of the American people by allowing her emails to be hacked by foreign intelligence services.
    • FBI Director James Comey even stated that Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information”. [FBI Statement on Hillary’s Personal E-mail Server, July 4, 2016]
  • Hillary Clinton would give more authority and power to the federal government while stripping state rights. [The Hill, June 25, 2015]

Second Amendment

  • Hillary Clinton will appoint radical Supreme Court justices that will virtually abolish the Second Amendment.
  • Hillary Clinton will overturn the Supreme Court ruling that affirmed the Second Amendment as a private right, so that any city or state in this country can ban private gun ownership.
  • NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre explained: “If she could, Hillary would ban every gun, destroy every magazine, run an entire national security industry right into the ground” and put gun-owners’ names on a government registration list. [NBC News, May 20, 2016]

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/economy/

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION
  • Create a dynamic booming economy that will create 25 million new jobs over the next decade.
  • For each 1 percent in added GDP growth, the economy adds 1.2 million jobs. Increasing growth by 1.5 percent would result in 18 million jobs (1.5 million times 1.2 million, multiplied by 10 years) above the projected current law job figures of 7 million, producing a total of 25 million new jobs for the American economy.
  • Reform policies with a pro-growth tax plan, a new modern regulatory framework, an America-First trade policy, an unleashed American energy plan, and the “penny plan.”
  • Boost growth to 3.5 percent per year on average, with the potential to reach a 4 percent growth rate.

Read Donald J. Trump’s Plan to Create 25 Million Jobs, here.

​KEY ISSUES
  • Over the last seven years, 14 million more people have left the labor force.
  • The lowest labor force participation rate since the 1970s.
  • 1 in 5 American households do not have a single family member in the labor force.
  • 23.7 million Americans in their prime-earning years [ages 25-54] are out of the labor force – an increase of 1.8 million over the last seven years.
  • Real GDP grew only 1.1% in the second quarter of this year. Over the last seven years, real GDP grew 2.1% the slowest seven-year period since at least the 1940s.
  • It’s the weakest so-called recovery since the Great Depression.
  • Hourly earnings and weakly earnings are lower today than they were in 1973.
  • The number of Americans on Food Stamps during Obama’s time in office has increased by more than 12 million.
  • 2 million more Latinos are in poverty today than when President Obama took his oath of office less than eight years ago.
  • 45% of African-American children under 6 are living in poverty.
  • 1 in 6 American men between the ages of 18-34 are either in jail or out of work.
  • Student loan debt exceeds $1.3 trillion — nearly doubling under the Obama administration.
  • Since President Obama took office, the national debt has doubled.
  • U.S. trade deficit in goods reached nearly 800 billion dollars last year alone.
  • The U.S. homeownership rate fell to 62.9 percent in the second quarter – the lowest rate in 51 years.
CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON
  • Hillary Clinton says she’ll put her husband ‘in charge’ of the economy – which is half the job. [ABC News, May 15, 2016]
  • Hillary Clinton’s economic plans would send our economy into a tailspin:
    • Whereas Trump will cut taxes and reduce anti-growth regulations, she plans massive new tax-and-spend policies, endless regulations and tight government control.
    • Her corporatist trade and immigration deals would eviscerate the U.S. middle class. 
  • Clinton’s policies are worse than current policies, which have already been evaluated as failures. The Federal Reserve has lowered its estimated growth rate to 1.8% per year through 2019 based on current policies. CBO expects only 2% growth per year for ten years.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/education/

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION
  • Immediately add an additional federal investment of $20 billion towards school choice. This will be done by reprioritizing existing federal dollars.
  • Give states the option to allow these funds to follow the student to the public or private school they attend. Distribution of this grant will favor states that have private school choice, magnet schools and charter laws, encouraging them to participate.
  • Establish the national goal of providing school choice to every one of the 11 million school aged children living in poverty.
  • If the states collectively contribute another $110 billion of their own education budgets toward school choice, on top of the $20 billion in federal dollars, that could provide $12,000 in school choice funds to every K-12 student who today lives in poverty.
  • Work with Congress on reforms to ensure universities are making a good faith effort to reduce the cost of college and student debt in exchange for the federal tax breaks and tax dollars.
  • Ensure that the opportunity to attend a two or four-year college, or to pursue a trade or a skill set through vocational and technical education, will be easier to access, pay for, and finish.
KEY ISSUES
  • At the state and federal level, the United States spends more than $620 billion on K-12 education each year. That’s an average of about $12,296 for every student enrolled in our elementary and secondary public schools.
  • We spend more per student than almost any other major country in the world. Yet, our students perform near the bottom of the pack for major large advanced countries.
  • Among 34 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development nations, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) found 27 countries outperformed U.S students in math. [National Center for Education Statistics]
  • Our largest cities spend some of the largest amounts of money on public schools:
    • New York City spends $20,226 per student.
    • Baltimore spends $15,287 per student.
    • Chicago spends $11,976 per student.
    • Los Angeles spends $10,602 per student.
  • School choice is vital to reverse inequities in education and failing government schools in Democrat-controlled inner cities. According to the National Assessment of Education Progress, only one in six African-American students in the eighth grade are considered proficient in math and reading. In 2016, over 2 million high school graduates took the ACT:
    • 45 percent of all students tested met three or more benchmarks related to college preparedness.
    • Only 11 percent of African American students tested met three or more of the benchmarks for college and career readiness. [The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2016]
    • It is time for school choice to help free children from failing government schools and close the achievement gap. School choice is the civil rights issue of our time.
CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON
  • Hillary opposes school choice, furthering education inequities in America and denying low-income African-American and Latino children the future they deserve.
  • Hillary Clinton claims Donald Trump’s school choice proposal would “decimate public schools across America.”
    • It is no surprise Mrs. Clinton opposes school choice because she is supported by the staunchest opponents of school choice – The American Federation of Teachers super PAC – which donated $1.6 million to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and more than $2 million to Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign. [Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2016]

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/energy/

​AN AMERICA FIRST ENERGY PLAN

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION
  • Make America energy independent, create millions of new jobs, and protect clean air and clean water. We will conserve our natural habitats, reserves and resources. We will unleash an energy revolution that will bring vast new wealth to our country.
  • Declare American energy dominance a strategic economic and foreign policy goal of the United States. 
  • Unleash America’s $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, plus hundreds of years in clean coal reserves.
  • Become, and stay, totally independent of any need to import energy from the OPEC cartel or any nations hostile to our interests.
  • Open onshore and offshore leasing on federal lands, eliminate moratorium on coal leasing, and open shale energy deposits.
  • Encourage the use of natural gas and other American energy resources that will both reduce emissions but also reduce the price of energy and increase our economic output.
  • Rescind all job-destroying Obama executive actions. Mr. Trump will reduce and eliminate all barriers to responsible energy production, creating at least a half million jobs a year, $30 billion in higher wages, and cheaper energy.

Read Donald J. Trump’s 100-Day Action Plan, here.

KEY ISSUES
  • Energy costs the average American household $5,000 per year. As a percentage of income, the cost is greater for lower-income families. [Fox News, Sept. 3, 2015]
  • Shale energy production could add 2 million jobs in 7 years.
  • The oil and natural gas industry supports 10 million high-paying Americans jobs and can create another 400,000 new jobs per year. [The New York Times, June 20, 2015]
CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON
  • Clinton has vowed to “defend and build on” the Obama Administration’s anti-coal regulations, which has earned her support from environmentalists but led to concerns from labor unions. [Donald J. Trump Press Release, Sept. 7, 2016]
  • President Obama’s anti-energy orders have weakened our security, keeping us reliant on foreign sources of energy.
  • At the same time President Obama lifts economic sanctions on Iran, he imposes economic sanctions on America. His onslaught of regulations has been a massive self-inflicted economic wound and have denied millions of Americans access to the energy wealth sitting under our feet. This is the American People’s treasure, and they are entitled to share in the riches.
  • While Hillary Clinton doesn’t want American energy, she is strongly in favor of foreign energy. Here is what she told China as Secretary of State:
    • “American experts and Chinese experts will work to develop China’s natural gas resources. Imagine what it would mean for China if China unleashed its own natural gas resources so you are not dependent on foreign oil.” [Donald J. Trump Press Release, July. 31, 2016]
  • Hillary Clinton will continue President Obama’s goals of reducing methane emissions by 40-45 percent through standards for both new and existing sources, which will drastically increase the cost of natural gas [Donald J. Trump Press Release, Sept. 7, 2016]
  • Hillary Clinton will escalate the war against American energy, and unleash the EPA to control every aspect of our lives:
    • She declared that “we’ve got to move away from coal and all the other fossil fuels,” locking away trillions in American wealth.
    • In March, Hillary Clinton said: “by the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place.” Keep in mind, shale energy production could add 2 million jobs in 7 years.
  • Hillary Clinton says her plan will “put a lot of coal companies and coal miners out of business.” [The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 28, 2015]
  • According to the Heritage Foundation, by 2030, the Obama-Clinton energy restrictions will eliminate another half a million manufacturing jobs, reduce economic output by $2.5 trillion dollars, and reduce incomes by $7,000 dollars per person [MilitaryTimes, July 20, 2016]

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/foreign-policy-and-defeating-isis/

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION
  • Peace through strength will be at the center of our foreign policy. We will achieve a stable, peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground.
  • Advance America’s core national interests, promote regional stability, and produce an easing of tensions in the world. Work with Congress to fully repeal the defense sequester and submit a new budget to rebuild our depleted military.
  • Rebuild our military, enhance and improve intelligence and cyber capabilities.
  • End the current strategy of nation-building and regime change.
  • Ensure our security procedures and refugee policy takes into account the security of the American people.

Read Donald J. Trump’s Plan to Make America Safe and Respected Again, here.

  • Work with our Arab allies and friends in the Middle East in the fight against ISIS.
  • Pursue aggressive joint and coalition military operations to crush and destroy ISIS, international cooperation to cutoff their funding, expand intelligence sharing, and cyberwarfare to disrupt and disable their propaganda and recruiting.
  • Defeat the ideology of radical Islamic terrorism just as we won the Cold War.
  • Establish new screening procedures and enforce our immigration laws to keep terrorists out of the United States.
  • Suspend, on a temporary basis, immigration from some of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism.
  • Establish a Commission on Radical Islam to identify and explain to the American public the core convictions and beliefs of Radical Islam, to identify the warning signs of radicalization, and to expose the networks in our society that support radicalization.

Read Donald J. Trump’s Detailed Plan to Defeat ISIS, here.

KEY ISSUES
  • ISIS is responsible for the deaths of more than 1,000 people outside of Iraq and Syria. [The New York Times, July 16, 2016]
  • In 2014, ISIS was operating in some seven nations. Today they are fully operational in 18 countries with aspiring branches in six more regions, for a total of 24 branches. [NBC News, Aug. 8, 2016]
  • Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, is now flush with $150 billion in cash released by the United States – plus another $400 million in ransom. [The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 3, 2016] 
CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON
  • Before the Obama-Clinton Administration took over: Libya was stable, Syria was under control, Egypt was ruled by a secular president and an ally of the United States, Iraq was experiencing a reduction in violence, the group that would become what we now call ISIS was close to being extinguished, and Iran was being choked off by economic sanctions.
    • Fast-forward to today: Libya is in ruins, our ambassador and three other brave Americans are dead, ISIS has gained a new base of operations, Syria is in the midst of a disastrous civil war, ISIS controls large portions of territory, a refugee crisis now threatens Europe and the United States, terrorists have gained a foothold in the Sinai desert, Iraq is in chaos, and ISIS is on the loose. ISIS has spread across the Middle East, and into the West.
  • The Obama-Clinton election-driven timetable for withdrawal from Iraq led directly to the rise of ISIS. [Donald J. Trump Press Release, July 28, 2016]
  • Secretary Hillary Clinton’s forceful advocacy for the intervention in Libya to build a Democracy is regarded as President Obama’s worst mistake. In addition, under Secretary Clinton, regime change in Syria and the overthrowing of Mubarak in Egypt destabilized the world. [Donald J. Trump Press Release, July 28, 2016]
  • Hillary Clinton’s State Department admitted five refugees and one translator who were later charged with terrorism and related crimes. [Donald J. Trump Press Release, Aug. 15, 2016]

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/health-care/

DONALD TRUMP’S VISION

To view Mr. Trump’s position, visit https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/healthcare-reform

  • Repeal and replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).
  • Work with Congress to create a patient-centered health care system that promotes choice, quality, and affordability.
  • Work with states to establish high-risk pools to ensure access to coverage for individuals who have not maintained continuous coverage.
  • Allow people to purchase insurance across state lines, in all 50 states, creating a dynamic market.
  • Maximize flexibility for states via block grants so that local leaders can design innovative Medicaid programs that will better serve their low-income citizens.
KEY ISSUES
  • President Obama said his health plan would cut the cost of family premiums by up to $2,500 a year. Instead, premiums have gone up by almost $5,000 since Obamacare passed. [Kaiser Family Foundation]
  • Nearly two-thirds of Obamacare Exchange plans lost over $2.2 billion just in 2014. [Mercatus Center, April 22, 2016]
  • Health insurance companies are fleeing the Obamacare Exchanges. Five states, one-third of all counties, and 19% of Americans eligible for Obamacare will have only one Exchange insurer this year. [New York Times, Aug. 19, 2016], [Kaiser Family Foundation, Aug. 28, 2016], [McKinsey on Healthcare, Aug. 18, 2016]
  • Premiums have skyrocketed across the nation, with a national average of almost 25%, with some states experiencing rate increases up to 70%. In Iowa, one plan got a 43% increase approved. In Florida, the individual market will see an average rate increase of 19%. In Pennsylvania, at least three plans requested rate increases over 40%. And the average rate requested in Minnesota is 54%. [ACA Signups], [Health Insurance], [Miami Herald], [Health Insurance]
  • More than half the Exchange plans have deductibles of $3,000 or more. [The New York Times, Nov. 14, 2015]
  • Deductibles are going up in 2017, some as high as $7,000 per person on the “cheapest” Obamacare plans. [Investors Business Daily, May 13, 2016]
  • People are going without needed medical care because they can’t afford these amounts. [The Boston Globe, Nov. 16, 2015]
  • Most of the people getting covered under Obamacare are getting it through the government run Medicaid program. [Heritage Foundation]
  • Almost 12 million more Americans were enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Plan since October 2013. [Obamacarefacts.com]
  • By 2026 one-fourth of our population will be on Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program. [Congressional Budget Office, March 2016]
  • Medicaid beneficiaries have worse health compared to everyone else. Add to that higher death rates, misuse of the emergency room and higher overall costs. [“How to Fix Medicaid,” National Affairs, 2014]
  • Obamacare has reduced pay for workers in small businesses and reduced employment by more than 350,000 jobs nationwide. [American Action Forum, Sept. 9, 2016]
  • The employer mandate raised the minimum cost of hiring a full-time worker to $10.30/hour for larger employers, without increasing take-home pay for workers. [Heritage Foundation]
  • State and local officials have conceded that Obamacare forced municipal governments to cut hours of part-time employees. [The New York Times, Feb. 20, 2014]
  • University of Wisconsin cut back student workers’ hours as a result of Obamacare. [Madison, Sept. 27, 2016]
CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON
  • Hillary Clinton will protect and expand disastrous Obamacare. She called Obamacare “one of the great accomplishments not only of this president, but of the Democratic Party going back to Harry Truman.” [CNN Money, Aug. 19, 2016]
  • Hillary Clinton will offer a public option on the Exchanges, driving out private health plans and leaving Americans with fewer options and eventually no choices but a government run plan.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/immigration/

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION
  • Prioritize the jobs, wages and security of the American people.
  • Establish new immigration controls to boost wages and to ensure that open jobs are offered to American workers first.
  • Protect the economic well-being of the lawful immigrants already living here by curbing uncontrolled foreign worker admissions
    • Select immigrants based on their likelihood of success in the U.S. and their ability to be financially self-sufficient.
    • Vet applicants to ensure they support America’s values, institutions and people, and temporarily suspend immigration from regions that export terrorism and where safe vetting cannot presently be ensured.
    • Enforce the immigration laws of the United States and restore the Constitutional rule of law upon which America’s prosperity and security depend.

Donald J. Trump’s 10 Point Plan to Put America First

1. Begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border, on day one. Mexico will pay for the wall.

2. End catch-and-release. Under a Trump administration, anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed out of our country.

3. Move criminal aliens out day one, in joint operations with local, state, and federal law enforcement. We will terminate the Obama administration’s deadly, non-enforcement policies that allow thousands of criminal aliens to freely roam our streets.

4. End sanctuary cities.

5. Immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties. All immigration laws will be enforced – we will triple the number of ICE agents. Anyone who enters the U.S. illegally is subject to deportation. That is what it means to have laws and to have a country.

6. Suspend the issuance of visas to any place where adequate screening cannot occur, until proven and effective vetting mechanisms can be put into place.

7. Ensure that other countries take their people back when we order them deported.

8. Ensure that a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system is fully implemented at all land, air, and sea ports.

9. Turn off the jobs and benefits magnet. Many immigrants come to the U.S. illegally in search of jobs, even though federal law prohibits the employment of illegal immigrants.

10. Reform legal immigration to serve the best interests of America and its workers, keeping immigration levels within historic norms.

Read More on Donald J. Trump’s 10 Point Plan to Put America First, here.

Read Mr. Trump’s Remarks in Phoenix, Arizona, in Mexico City, and at the Remembrance Project Luncheon.

KEY ISSUES
  • Current immigration policy costs taxpayers $300 billion a year [National Review, Sept. 22, 2016]
  • Since 2013 alone, the Obama Administration has allowed 300,000 criminal aliens to return back into U.S. communities.
  • Between 9/11 and the end of 2014, at least 380 foreign-born individuals were convicted in terror cases inside the United States. [U.S. Senate Immigration Subcommittee, June 22, 2016]
  • In the last five years, we’ve admitted nearly 100,000 immigrants from Iraq and Afghanistan – in these two countries, according to Pew research, a majority of residents say that the barbaric practice of honor killings against women are often or sometimes justified. [U.S. Department of Homeland Security, August 2016], [Pew Research Center, July 22, 2016]
  • From the year 2008 through 2014, nearly 13,000 criminal aliens were released back into U.S. communities because their home countries would not take them back. [The Boston Globe, June 4, 2016]
  • 62 percent of households headed by illegal immigrants used some form of cash or non-cash welfare programs, like food stamps or housing assistance. [Center for Immigration Studies, Sept. 2015]
  • Nearly 1 million illegal immigrants, including nearly 200,000 with criminal convictions, had been ordered deported but remain at large. [Washington Examiner, July 1, 2015]
  • Between 2013 and 2015, the Obama Administration released over 86,000 criminal aliens from custody. In 2015 alone, ICE freed 19,723 criminal aliens, who had 64,197 convictions among them. These included 8,234 violent convictions and 208 homicide convictions. [Homeland Security Committee, Nov. 19, 2015]
CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON
  • Hillary Clinton has pledged amnesty in her first 100 days, and her plan will provide Obamacare, Social Security and Medicare for illegal immigrants – breaking the federal budget. On top of that, she promises uncontrolled low-skilled immigration that continues to reduce jobs and wages for American workers, especially African-American and Hispanic workers.
  • Hillary Clinton will give citizenship to illegal immigrants who compete directly against vulnerable American workers for the right to high-paying jobs, safe housing and good schools. [Donald J. Trump Press Release, July 28, 2016]
  • Hillary Clinton will protect and expand President Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional DACA and DAPA executive actions that give millions of illegal immigrants social security numbers, work authorization, travel authorization, eligibility for benefits, and tax credits in violation of the United States law.
  • Hillary Clinton supports making illegal immigrants eligible for Obamacare, which will force American taxpayers to further subsidize illegal immigration.
  • Hillary Clinton supports sanctuary cities, the catch-and-release program at the border, visa overstays, and the release of dangerous criminals from detention.
  • Hillary Clinton has no plan to secure the border. The ICE agents call her plan “the most radical immigration proposal in U.S. history.”

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/national-defense/

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION
  • Work with Congress to fully repeal the defense sequester and submit a new budget to rebuild our depleted military.
  • Increase the size of the U.S. Army to 540,000 active duty soldiers, which the Army Chief of Staff says he needs to execute current missions.
  • Rebuild the U.S. Navy toward a goal of 350 ships, as the bipartisan National Defense Panel has recommended.
  • Provide the U.S. Air Force with the 1,200 fighter aircraft they need.
  • Grow the U.S. Marine Corps to 36 battalions.
  • Invest in a serious missile defense system to meet growing threats by modernizing our Navy’s cruisers and procuring additional, modern destroyers to counter the ballistic missile threat from Iran and North Korea.
  • Emphasize cyber warfare and require a comprehensive review from the Joint Chiefs of Staff and all relevant federal agencies to identify our cyber vulnerabilities and to protect all vital infrastructure and to create a state-of-the-art cyber defense and offense.
  • Pay for this necessary rebuilding of our national defense by conducting a full audit of the Pentagon, eliminating incorrect payments, reducing duplicative bureaucracy, collecting unpaid taxes, and ending unwanted and unauthorized federal programs.

Read Donald J. Trump’s Plan to Upgrade America’s Military, here.

Read Mr. Trump’s Remarks at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

KEY ISSUES
  • Our Army is the smallest it has been since before World War II. [ArmyTimes, May 7, 2016]
  • The average age of our Air Force aircraft is 27 years old. [Air Force Times, Jan. 19, 2016]
CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON
  • While she was Secretary of State, the Obama Administration cut hundreds of billions of dollars from defense and ignored the warnings of their own Defense Secretary about the minimum defense budget necessary for national security. [The Weekly Standard, Feb. 3, 2015]
  • The Obama-Clinton Administration tried repeatedly to dismantle the Navy’s cruisers, the backbone of missile defense, even as the threat of ballistic missiles by Iran and North Korea grew rapidly. [Navy Times, April 19, 2016]
  • Under Obama-Clinton, the U.S. Navy has been depleted to the point where key regions of the world have lacked any American aircraft carrier presence for months at a time. [Navy Times, Jan. 7, 2016]

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/regulations/

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION
  • Ask all Department heads to submit a list of every wasteful and unnecessary regulation which kills jobs, and which does not improve public safety, and eliminate them.
  • Reform the entire regulatory code to ensure that we keep jobs and wealth in America.
  • End the radical regulations that force jobs out of our communities and inner cities. We will stop punishing Americans for working and doing business in the United States.
  • Issue a temporary moratorium on new agency regulations that are not compelled by Congress or public safety in order to give our American companies the certainty they need to reinvest in our community, get cash off of the sidelines, start hiring again, and expanding businesses. We will no longer regulate our companies and our jobs out of existence.
  • Cancel immediately all illegal and overreaching executive orders.
  • Eliminate our most intrusive regulations, like the Waters of The U.S. Rule. We will also scrap the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan which the government estimates will cost $7.2 billion a year.
  • Decrease the size of our already bloated government after a thorough agency review.

Read Donald J. Trump’s Plan To Put an End to Burdensome Regulations, here.

Read Mr. Trump’s Remarks at the Detroit Economic Club and the New York Economic Club.

KEY ISSUES
  • Every year, over-regulation costs our economy $2 trillion dollars a year and reduces household wealth by almost $15,000 dollars. [Donald J. Trump Press Release, Sept. 15, 2016]
  • President Obama has issued close to four hundred new major regulations since taking office, each with a cost to the American economy of $100 million or more. [The Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2016]
  • In 2015 alone, federal agencies issued over 3,300 final rules and regulations, up from 2,400 the prior year. [Donald J. Trump Press Release, Sept. 15, 2016]
  • The U.S. economy today is twenty-five percent smaller than it would have been without the surge of regulations since 1980. [Mercatus Center, April 26, 2016]
CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON
  • Hillary Clinton has pledged to expand many of the President’s most intrusive job-killing regulations, including anti-energy regulations on oil, shale and natural gas that will massively raise electricity prices and destroy millions of jobs.
  • Hillary Clinton Has Vowed To “Defend And Build On” The Obama Administration’s Anti-Coal Regulations. [Donald J. Trump Press Release, August 11, 2016]

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/tax-plan/

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION
  • Reduce taxes across-the-board, especially for working and middle-income Americans who will receive a massive tax reduction.
  • Ensure the rich will pay their fair share, but no one will pay so much that it destroys jobs or undermines our ability to compete.
  • Eliminate special interest loopholes, make our business tax rate more competitive to keep jobs in America, create new opportunities and revitalize our economy.
  • Reduce the cost of childcare by allowing families to fully deduct the average cost of childcare from their taxes, including stay-at-home parents.

Read the Fact Sheet on Donald J. Trump’s Tax Policy, here.

Read Mr. Trump’s Remarks at the Detroit Economic Club and the New York Economic Club.

TAX LAW CHANGES

The Trump Plan will revise and update both the individual and corporate tax codes:

Individual Income Tax

Tax rates

The Trump Plan will collapse the current seven tax brackets to three brackets. The rates and breakpoints are as shown below. Low-income Americans will have an effective income tax rate of 0. The tax brackets are similar to those in the House GOP tax blueprint.

Brackets & Rates for Married-Joint filers:
Less than $75,000:
12%
More than $75,000 but less than $225,000:
25%
More than $225,000:
33%
*Brackets for single filers are ½ of these amounts

The Trump Plan will retain the existing capital gains rate structure (maximum rate of 20 percent) with tax brackets shown above. Carried interest will be taxed as ordinary income.

The 3.8 percent Obamacare tax on investment income will be repealed, as will the alternative minimum tax.

Deductions

The Trump Plan will increase the standard deduction for joint filers to $30,000, from $12,600, and the standard deduction for single filers will be $15,000. The personal exemptions will be eliminated as will the head-of-household filing status.

In addition, the Trump Plan will cap itemized deductions at $200,000 for Married-Joint filers or $100,000 for Single filers.

Death Tax

The Trump Plan will repeal the death tax, but capital gains held until death and valued over $10 million will be subject to tax to exempt small businesses and family farms. To prevent abuse, contributions of appreciated assets into a private charity established by the decedent or the decedent’s relatives will be disallowed.

Childcare

Americans will be able to take an above-the-line deduction for children under age 13 that will be capped at state average for age of child, and for eldercare for a dependent. The exclusion will not be available to taxpayers with total income over $500,000 Married-Joint /$250,000 Single, and because of the cap on the size of the benefit, working and middle class families will see the largest percentage reduction in their taxable income.

The childcare exclusion would be provided to families who use stay-at-home parents or grandparents as well as those who use paid caregivers, and would be limited to 4 children per taxpayer. The eldercare exclusion would be capped at $5,000 per year. The cap would increase each year at the rate of inflation.

The Trump Plan would offer spending rebates for childcare expenses to certain low-income taxpayers through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The rebate would be equal to 7.65 percent of remaining eligible childcare expenses, subject to a cap of half of the payroll taxes paid by the taxpayer (based on the lower-earning parent in a two-earner household).

This rebate would be available to married joint filers earning $62,400 ($31,200 for single taxpayers) or less. Limitations on costs eligible for exclusion and the number of beneficiaries would be the same as for the basic exclusion. The ceiling would increase with inflation each year.

All taxpayers would be able to establish Dependent Care Savings Accounts (DCSAs) for the benefit of specific individuals, including unborn children. Total annual contributions to a DCSA are limited to $2,000 per year from all sources, which include the account owner (parent in the case of a minor or the person establishing elder care account), immediate family members of the account owner, and the employer of the account owner. When established for children, the funds remaining in the account when the child reaches 18 can be used for education expenses, but additional contributions could not be made.

To encourage lower-income families to establish DCSAs for their children, the government will provide a 50 percent match on parental contributions of up to $1,000 per year for these households. When parents fill out their taxes they can check a box to directly deposit any portion of their EITC into their Dependent Care Savings Account. All deposits and earnings thereon will be free from taxation, and unused balances can rollover from year to year.

Business Tax

The Trump Plan will lower the business tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, and eliminate the corporate alternative minimum tax. This rate is available to all businesses, both small and large, that want to retain the profits within the business.

It will provide a deemed repatriation of corporate profits held offshore at a one-time tax rate of 10 percent.

It eliminates most corporate tax expenditures except for the Research and Development credit.

Firms engaged in manufacturing in the US may elect to expense capital investment and lose the deductibility of corporate interest expense. An election once made can only be revoked within the first 3 years of election; if revoked, returns for prior years would need to be amended to show revised status. After 3 years, election is irrevocable.

The annual cap for the business tax credit for on-site childcare authorized by Sec. 205 of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 would be increased to $500,000 per year (up from $150,000) and recapture period would be reduced to 5 years (down from 10 years).

Businesses that pay a portion of an employee’s childcare expenses can exclude those contributions from income. Employees who are recipients of direct employer subsidies would not be able to exclude those costs from the individual income tax and the costs of direct subsidies to employees could not be used as a cost eligible for the credit.

CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON
  • The Trump Plan protects all low-income and middle-income Americans and lowers their taxes. As the Tax Foundation put it: “Donald Trump’s plan is a tax cut for all income groups, while Hillary Clinton’s plan is a tax increase on selected income groups”. The Tax Foundation determined that, on average, taxpayers will receive a tax cut of $1,818 under the Trump Plan, but a tax increase of $176 under the Clinton plan. [Tax Foundation, Sept. 23, 2016]
  • Donald J. Trump’s tax plan will increase the economy and grow jobs by almost 2 million, while Hillary Clinton’s tax plan will shrink the economy and lose 300,000 jobs. In combination with the total economic reform agenda, the Trump economic plan will create at least 25 million jobs over the next 10 years. [Tax Foundation, Sept. 19, 2016], [Tax Foundation, Jan. 26, 2016].

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/trade/

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION
  • Negotiate fair trade deals that create American jobs, increase American wages, and reduce America’s trade deficit.

Donald J. Trump’s 7 Point Plan To Rebuild the American Economy by Fighting for Free Trade

1. Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has not yet been ratified.

2. Appoint tough and smart trade negotiators to fight on behalf of American workers.

3. Direct the Secretary of Commerce to identify every violation of trade agreements a foreign country is currently using to harm our workers, and also direct all appropriate agencies to use every tool under American and international law to end these abuses.

4. Tell NAFTA partners that we intend to immediately renegotiate the terms of that agreement to get a better deal for our workers. If they don’t agree to a renegotiation, we will submit notice that the U.S. intends to withdraw from the deal. Eliminate Mexico’s one-side backdoor tariff through the VAT and end sweatshops in Mexico that undercut U.S. workers.

5. Instruct the Treasury Secretary to label China a currency manipulator.

6. Instruct the U.S. Trade Representative to bring trade cases against China, both in this country and at the WTO. China’s unfair subsidy behavior is prohibited by the terms of its entrance to the WTO.

7. Use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes if China does not stop its illegal activities, including its theft of American trade secrets – including the application of tariffs consistent with Section 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.

Read Donald J. Trump’s 7 Point Plan To Rebuild the American Economy by Fighting for Free Trade, here.

Read Mr. Trump’s Remarks at the Alumisource Factory in Monessen, Pennsylvania.

KEY ISSUES
  • America has lost nearly one-third of its manufacturing jobs since NAFTA and 50,000 factories since China joined the World Trade Organization. [Economic Policy Institute, April 23, 2015]
  • President Obama predicted that the trade deal with South Korea would increase our exports to South Korea by more than $10 billion – resulting in some 70,000 jobs. It has killed nearly 100,000. Our exports to South Korea haven’t increased at all, but their imports to us have surged more than $15 billion – more than doubling our trade deficit with that country. [The White House], [Economic Policy Institute, May 5, 2016]
  • Our annual trade deficit in goods with Mexico has risen from close to zero in 1993 to almost $60 billion. Our total trade deficit in goods hit nearly $800 billion last year. China is responsible for nearly half of our entire trade deficit. Almost half of our entire manufacturing trade deficit in goods with the world is the result of trade with China. [United States Census Bureau]
  • The U.S. trade deficit with the proposed TPP member countries cost over 2 million jobs in 2015. By far the biggest losses occurred in motor vehicles and parts, which lost nearly 740,000 manufacturing jobs. Imagine how many more jobs would be lost if the Trans-Pacific Partnership was actually approved. [Economic Policy Institute, March 3, 2016]
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership will undermine our economy, and it will undermine our independence:
    • The TPP creates a new international commission that makes decisions the American people can’t veto, making it easier for our trading competitors to ship cheap subsidized goods into U.S. markets – while allowing foreign countries to continue putting barriers in front of our exports.
    • The TPP lowers tariffs on foreign cars, while leaving in place the foreign practices that keep American cars from being sold overseas. The TPP even creates a backdoor for China to supply car parts for automobiles made in Mexico.
CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON
  • Hillary supported Bill Clinton’s NAFTA, she supported China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization, she supported the job-killing trade deal with South Korea, and she supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership. [Donald J. Trump Press Release, June 24, 2016]
  • Bernie Sanders said Hillary Clinton “voted for virtually every trade agreement that has cost the workers of this country millions of jobs.” [Donald J. Trump Press Release, June 16, 2016]
  • Hillary Clinton, took a “leading part in drafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership.” She praised or pushed the TPP on 45 separate occasions, and even called it the “gold standard.” [Bloomberg, Jan. 10, 2013], [CNN, June 15, 2015]
  • As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton stood by idly while China cheated on its currency, added another trillion dollars to our trade deficits, and stole hundreds of billions of dollars in our intellectual property. [Donald J. Trump Press Release, Aug. 11, 2016]

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/veterans-affairs-reform/

DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION
  • Ensure our veterans get the care they need wherever and whenever they need it. No more long drives. No more waiting backlogs. No more excessive red tape. Just the care and support they earned with their service to our country.
  • Support the whole veteran, not just their physical health care, but also by addressing their invisible wounds, investing in our service members’ post-active duty success, transforming the VA to meet the needs of 21st century service members, and better meeting the needs of our female veterans.
  • Make the VA great again by firing the corrupt and incompetent VA executives who let our veterans down, by modernizing the VA, and by empowering the doctors and nurses to ensure our veterans receive the best care available in a timely manner.

Donald J. Trump’s 10 Point Plan to Reform The Department of Veterans Affairs

1. Appoint a VA Secretary whose sole purpose will be to serve veterans. Under a Trump Administration, the needs of D.C. bureaucrats will no longer be placed above those of our veterans.

2. Use the powers of the presidency to remove and discipline the federal employees and managers who have violated the public’s trust and failed to carry out the duties on behalf of our veterans.

3. Ask that Congress pass legislation that empowers the Secretary of the VA to discipline or terminate any employee who has jeopardized the health, safety or well-being of a veteran.

4. Create a commission to investigate all the fraud, cover-ups, and wrong-doing that has taken place in the VA, and present these findings to Congress to spur legislative reform.

5. Protect and promote honest employees at the VA who highlight wrongdoing, and guarantee their jobs will be protected.

6. Create a private White House hotline, which will be active 24 hours a day answered by a real person. It will be devoted to answering veteran’s complaints of wrongdoing at the VA and ensure no complaints fall through the cracks.

7. Stop giving bonuses to any VA employees who are wasting money, and start rewarding employees who seek to improve the VA’s service, cut waste, and save lives.

8. Reform the visa system to ensure veterans are at the front of the line for health services, not the back.

9. Increase the number of mental health care professionals, and allow veteran’s to be able to seek mental health care outside of the VA.

10. Ensure every veteran has the choice to seek care at the VA or at a private service provider of their own choice. Under a Trump Administration, no veteran will die waiting for service.

Read More on Donald J. Trump’s 10 Point Plan to Reform The Department of Veterans Affairs, here.

Read Mr. Trump’s Remarks in Virginia Beach, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention, and to the American Legion.

KEY ISSUES
  • IG Report: 300,000 Vets Died While Waiting For Health Care At VA. [Fox News, Sept. 3, 2015]
  • Wait Lists Grow as Many More Veterans Seek Care and Funding Falls Far Short. [The New York Times, June 20, 2015]
  • Hundreds Of Appointment Wait Times Manipulated At Texas VA Facilities. [Associated Press, June 21, 2016]
  • A Fatal Wait: Veterans Languish And Die On A VA Hospital’s Secret List. [CNN, April 23, 2014]
  • Report Finds Sharp Increase In Veterans Denied V.A. Benefits. [The New York Times, March 20, 2016]
  • Veterans Affairs Improperly Spent $6 Billion Annually, Senior Official Says. [The Washington Post, May 14, 2015]
  • White House Review Of Veterans Administration Finds ‘Corrosive Culture.’ [Reuters, June 27, 2014]
  • Veterans Affairs Pays $142 Million In Bonuses Amid Scandals. [USA Today, May 22, 2014]
  • VA Hasn’t Fixed Wait-time Problems, GAO Finds. [USA Today, April 18, 2016]
CONTRAST WITH HILLARY CLINTON
  • Hillary Clinton Refused to Apologize for Insulting Our Veterans Through Her Defense of the Corrupt VA. [The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 28, 2015]
  • The Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Recently Said Hillary Clinton Would Abandon VA Reforms. [Military Times, July 20, 2016]

‘BIKERS FOR TRUMP’ ASSEMBLE IN CLEVELAND: PHOTOS


“We’re here to stand with law enforcement,” biker spokesman says

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'Bikers for Trump' Assemble In Cleveland: Photos

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Motorcyclists supportive of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump are arriving in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.

“Bikers for Trump” organizer Chris Cox told MSNBC he expects anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 bikers riding around the convention in order to be a “calming factor” against agitators wishing to carry out violence.

“We feel like it’s open season on law enforcement, there’s an assault on decency, and we’re here to stand with law enforcement, and in the event that we’re needed we’ll step up,” Cox said.

“The bikers are citizen crusaders from all walks of life,” he added.

Tweets show numerous bikers rolling in and assembling, with some estimating 3,000 are already in town.

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Bikers for #Trump zijn aangekomen. #Cleveland

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We’ve got bikers for Trump and we’ve got Christians for Trump

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Au meeting des pro-Trump:” Build that wall!” Les “Bikers for Trump” font la sécurité. #Cleveland #GOP #convention

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RT @Breaking911: Bikers For Trump continue to arrive in Cleveland.

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Cleveland Jour d’ouverture #gopconvention, rassemblement pro Trump (2), oui qqs bikers… devant le Cuyahoga river

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In an interview with Breibart, Cox reiterated that bikers were on hand to prevent violence from protest groups.

“We will be there to make sure that the delegates are allowed to exercise their right to peacefully assemble,” Cox said. “We’ve seen how these paid agitators have thrown eggs and gotten violent at other Trump events around the country and we’re not going to put up with it.”

“Veterans are the backbone of the biker community,” Cox told Breitbart. “We are patriots and unlike Black Lives Matter and the other leftist idiots, we love our cops. You won’t find one biker in Cleveland jumping on cars, lighting fires, or doing any of the other stupid things we’ve gotten used to seeing on TV the last few months.”


WHEN THEY KILLED JFK THEY KILLED AMERICA


The evil that resides in Washington does not only kill foreign leaders who try to do the right thing, but also its own.

Paul Craig Roberts | Infowars.com – MAY 8, 2016

When They Killed JFK They Killed America

In the JFK administration I was a White House Fellow. In those days it was a much larger program than the small insider program it later became. President Kennedy’s intention was to involve many young Americans in government in order to keep idealism alive as a counter to the material interests of lobby groups. I don’t know if the program still exists. If it does, the idealism that was its purpose is long gone.

President John F. Kennedy was a classy president. In my lifetime there has not been another like him. Indeed, today he would be impossible.

Conservatives and Republicans did not like him, because he was thoughtful. Their favorite weapon against him was their account of his love life, which according to them involved Mafia molls and Marilyn Monroe. They must have worked themselves into fits of envy over Marilyn Monroe, the hottest woman of her time.

Unlike most presidents, Kennedy was able to break with the conventional thinking of the time.
From his experience with the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Joint Chiefs’ “Operaton Northwoods,” Kennedy concluded that CIA Director Allen Dulles and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Lemnitzer were both crazed by anti-communism and were a danger to Americans and the world.

Kennedy removed Dulles as CIA director, and he removed Lemnitzer as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, thus setting in motion his own assassination. The CIA, the Joint Chiefs, and the Secret Service concluded that JFK was “soft on communism.” So did the Bill Buckley conservatives.

JFK was assassinated because of anti-communist hysteria in the military and security agencies.

The Warren Commission was well aware of this. The coverup was necessary because America was locked into a Cold War with the Soviet Union. To put US military, CIA, and Secret Service personnel on trial for murdering the President of the United States would have shaken the confidence of the American people in their own government.

Oswald had nothing whatsoever to do with JFK’s assassination. That is why Oswald was himself assassinated inside the Dallas jail before he could be questioned.

For those of you too young to have experienced John Kennedy and those of you who have forgot his greatness, do yourselves a favor and listen to this 5 minute, 23 second speech. Try
to imagine anyone among the current dolts giving a speech like this. Look how much is said so well in less than 5 and one-half minutes.

Kennedy intended to pull the US out of Vietnam once he was reelected. He intended to break up the CIA “into one thousand pieces” and curtail the military-security complex that was exploiting the US budget.

And that is why he was murdered. The evil that resides in Washington does not only kill foreign leaders who try to do the right thing, but also its own.

Here is JFK’s speech: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YafZkjiMpjU]  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YafZkjiMpjU

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. His latest book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is now available.

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