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Speaker Ryan Ignored Brexit and Trump’s Tax Plan and Promotes a Congressional Tax Plan Instead

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Speaker Paul Ryan, in his infinite wisdom decided that Friday was a good day to promote a tax plan, independent of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump’s plan. This ingenious idea of promoting a tax plan, independent of the Republican nominee, on the day of the greatest European news story in recent history, is perplexing and shocking.  Why did Ryan promote a plan now and why did he feel that his Congressional plan was so different and better than the Republican candidate’s plan?  Clearly if he was trying to work with the nominee to win the election, he would accept the party leader’s plan and find ways to support him to win the nomination.

Reuters reported that the tax plan, unveiled by House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican lawmakers at the U.S. Capitol, was rolled out in an effort to unify Republicans after a divisive primary campaign for the party’s presidential nominee. (i.e. Ryan knows best!?!)

Ryan is the highest-ranking elected Republican and he stated that the proposal would provide a clear direction for U.S. economic leadership that was needed amid global uncertainty exemplified by the British vote to leave the European Union.

Ryan said that, “For all of these moments of possible uncertainty that are happening around the globe, having strong, powerful, confident, American economic leadership is in need, and this does that.”

Ryan believes he is the answer – not Trump!

 

Trump on Obama and Hillary: They were wrong. They’re always wrong and that’s the Problem with them!

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Donald Trump held a press conference from his newly refurbished resort in Scotland after the Brexit vote. Many were stating that the vote in the UK was the same movement that is pushing Trump to the lead of the Republican party.  However, it may be that Trump was a big reason for the vote for exiting the EU.  Trump said about Obama and Hillary:  “Obviously for 219th time they were wrong.  They’re always wrong and that’s the problem with them!”

Rush Limbaugh: Democrats are Panicked and Concerned about Trump versus Hillary

Rush Limbaugh noted today that some Democrats think the race between Hillary and Trump is over when historical elections are considered but Trump is not a traditional candidate. According to Rush there are signs that Democrats worried and they should be –

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From the transcripts of today’s show

RUSH:  Hey, look, folks, I don’t care how you slice it out there, there’s a degree of panic and concern on the Democrat side about Trump versus Hillary.  And I have the telltale signs to back that up.  They’ve got this CNN poll out there, and they’re not happy about it.  Now, the Drive-Bys are trying to present it as though it is just wonderful news for Hillary, but it isn’t.  When you factor everything in, it is not good news, and if you go to the right places in the Drive-By Media, you will see that certain members give it all up, give it away.  The way to look at this is, given the apparent…

See, everything here is “apparent.”  Everything is being… They’re judging Trump by the same old standards that you judge every other normal politician by.  You can’t do that.  So they’re looking at Trump and the fact that he doesn’t have any money compared to Hillary.  They’re looking at Trump and they don’t see a campaign organization.  They look at Trump and say, “Big deal,” that he fired somebody.  “Big whoop.  People get fired in campaigns all the time, for all kinds of different reasons.”  But they’re looking at all of this stuff and they’re looking at, “This guy isn’t even serious.”

Then they go to the Republican side and they see that there’s a near mutiny in there at the convention. They’re still plotting ways to overthrow Trump.  Given that, Hillary ought to be up 70-30, and she’s barely up above the margin of error — and, in certain areas of the CNN/ORC poll, Trump is cleaning her clock.  This poll is not satisfying.  It is not uplifting.  It is not pleasing to the Democrats.  They’re only acting like it is.  And I tell you, here’s the dead giveaway.  This is a CNN headline on their own poll.

“Clinton Tops Trump But Neither Prompts Excitement.”  That’s the dead giveaway that this is not going the way the Democrats thought it would go.  They have been thinking since last June… The Democrat side, now, and some of the establishment Republicans, who cannot take themselves out of the mold. They cannot get themselves outside the box and look at this in the right way.  They’ve never been able to.  You can’t plug Trump into the standard, ordinary, everyday procedures of party politics.  But they’re trying to.  And when they do, of course Trump looks terrible, when you plug him into that playbook.

But the polls are not showing that.  Now, as I say, the way they’re writing the polls would make the average, ordinary low-information voter think it looks bad.  But to us seasoned veterans here, the Democrats have been thinking privately — there have been some exceptions to this. Privately, the Democrats have been thinking ever since Trump first insulted Mexicans and McCain that this is gonna be a cakewalk.  They have believed it’s gonna be a cakewalk, and they’ve been biding third time.  And they’ve been biting their tongues.

They’ve been doing everything they can to make it look like they consider Trump to be a serious opponent, but they never have thought that in the bowels of the Democrat Party advisory caucus like with Carville and with Begala and these guys. Now, Carville… Carville may have been up to speed on this from the beginning.  He may have had a proper level of concern about it. But I guarantee most of the other places they have thought this gonna be a slam dunk.  The Democrats, you know, they’ve gone their own ups and downs.

They’ve got Crazy Bernie over here. Hillary couldn’t close that out without monkeying with the rules and using the elites playing their power card over there.  But the way they look at this, Hillary should have been running away with this. It should be over. The polls that are up there right now should show Trump with no chance whatsoever.  It’s just not the case, and they’re all in a state of… I wouldn’t call it “panic,” but they’re concerned.

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Like Father, Like Son, Like Surrogate – Romney, Romney and Ryan

In 1964, liberal Republicans strongly opposed to Barry Goldwater’s nomination for the presidency launched a campaign against him, labeling him a crazed extremist. One of those Republicans was George Romney, Mitt Romney’s father. Romney avoided endorsing Goldwater and his opposition was so strong that LBJ used his comments in an ad against Goldwater. Romney said it would lead to the suicidal destruction of the Republican Party much as Mitt Romney said today that Trump’s nomination would destroy the Republican Party.

Mitt Romney, the failed candidate from 2012, is loudly critical of Donald Trump. Mitt remains critical even after Trump gained more votes than Romney in 2012, more delegates than Romney, a higher percentage of delegates than Romney, and set the record for the most votes ever in a Republican Primary season while beating the largest number of primary candidates ever. Romney through his critical comments of Trump looks bitter, jealous and incredibly foolish.

The irony now is that Romney’s choice for VP in 2012, current Speaker Paul Ryan, is on the “NeverTrump Train” too. In a recent commentary FOX News Business Commentator Lou Dobbs made a strong argument of the obvious, that Speaker Ryan is now a tool for the Democrats, (like elder Romney was in 1964 and Mitt Romney is this year).

George Romney, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are so much alike and so wrong. Perhaps they do (and did) know the harm they were causing. If this is the case, then it would great news to read that Paul Ryan will only be Speaker a few more months after losing his primary in Wisconsin. This would ‘trump’ all his nasty condescending comments to date.

HISTORY! Trump Finishes Republican Primary Race in Record Fashion

Posted at www.thegatewaypundit.com on June 8th and linked to by www.DrudgeReport.com

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On Tuesday Donald Trump closed the door on the Republican nomination for President by winning all five of the remaining primaries in New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, New Mexico and California. Trump won the last 16 Republican contests.

The Republican Party started the year with 17 bona fide candidates for President.  This was more candidates than any major party in history.

6-8 Wins

Trump has more wins than any other Republican or Democrat candidate in this year’s race with 36. He also has more primary wins with 33 and leads all candidates in percent of overall wins and in percent of primary wins.

6-8 Delegates

Trump surpassed the number of delegates needed to win the Republican nomination for President a couple weeks ago and by the end of the night Trump held 1,536 delegates.

This was more delegates than any other Republican candidate and a higher percentage of delegates than any Republican or Democrat candidate in the race. It also was the highest percentage of delegates compared to what was needed at 124%.

6-8 Votes

Trump received more than 13 million votes to date in the elections according to www.thegreenpapers.com

As a result Trump has more votes than any candidate in Republican history. 

6-8 votes and delegates since 2000

George W. Bush had 12 million votes in 2000.  The Republican Party also set a party record this year in pre-convention state election turnout with over 30 million votes to date which was nearly 150% of the record high voter turnout in 2008.  This increase in votes can be attributed to Donald Trump.

Trump won a higher percentage of votes than any candidate ever when considering the number of contenders in the race. He also has the highest percent of delegates when considering the competition than any candidate ever.

5-24 Receipts and Disb

Trump may also be the first candidate in the modern era to have funded his campaign by himself during the primary season.

Although his results are much more impressive, he only spent a quarter the amount of money as Democrats Clinton and Sanders. He proved to be the real capitalist in the primary while Clinton and Sanders proved to be the socialists freely spending other people’s money.

The US Government Employs Nearly as Many People as All the Companies on the Fortune 500! No Wonder We are $19 Trillion in Debt!

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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of April 2016 more than 22 million people were employed in the US government.  Their measurement of government employment covers only civilian employees; military personnel are excluded.  Employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency also are excluded. Postal Services are included.

The US has another 1.4 million military personnel in force today. Combined with the BLS measurement the total number of government employees including the military is more than 23 million.   This doesn’t include the CIA and other agencies noted above.

Fortune 500

Fortune magazine came out with its list of the 500 largest corporations in America. This list is commonly known as the Fortune 500. The total employment for the 500 largest companies in the US at the end of 2015 was 26.8 million people.

This means that the US government employs nearly as many people (86%) as the top 500 largest corporations in the US today. It’s no wonder that the US is now more than $19 trillion in debt!

 

Missouri Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill Determines Biggest Issue for Missouri is Child Sex Trafficking? Wants to Protect “our kids” but Ignores Most Sex Trafficking Victims are Immigrants!

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This week Missouri Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill emailed her constituents a video promoting herself regarding the topic of child sex trafficking. She states that she is going to “keep fighting tooth and nail to protect our children and prevent these horrifying crimes from taking place in our own back yard.”

This is all fine and any efforts to protect children should be commended. However, what McCaskill ignores is that in the US, “victims of trafficking are almost exclusively immigrants, and mostly immigrant women.”  Also, “in the US, immigrant women and children are particularly vulnerable to the deceptive and coercive tactics of traffickers because of their lower levels of education, inability to speak English, immigration status, and lack of familiarity with US employment protections. Further, they are vulnerable because they often work in jobs that are hidden from the public view and unregulated by the government.”

If McCaskill really wants to stop child sex trafficking, she should support building a wall at the border, exporting illegal immigrants and fixing our totally messed up US Immigration system.

Another major problem with McCaskill emailing her constituents this self-promoting video is that she implies that child sex trafficking is the number one issue impacting her state today. She ignores Missouri issues like the fallout from Ferguson and the declining enrollment at the University of Missouri as a result of Black Lives Matter protests.  She also ignores increased healthcare costs to Missourians as a result of insurers leaving the state due to Obamacare, the horrible health care mandate pushed into law by Democrats only, including McCaskill.

McCaskill also ignores the slowing US economy, the massive federal debt, the record number of people on food stamps, ISIS, the dismantling of the military, trade issues killing jobs, etc.

It’s a shame Democrat Senator McCaskill chooses to promote herself rather than truly help Missouri residents.

Hillary’s Gamble Didn’t See Guccifer Coming! Did Guccifer Provide Hacked Hillary Emails to Investigators?

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Any individuals with government experience with top secret information could tell you that they are repeatedly reminded to take good care of the information that crosses their path to ensure it is well protected. This is repeated over and over.  Someone with the security clearance like the one Hillary Clinton had while Secretary of State would have surely known that classified information was to be maintained on government servers and that any information even the least bit classified should be handled with care and be confined to well-protected environments, like government servers.  The fact that Mrs. Clinton even decided to house government related emails on her personal server was incomprehensible.  The fact that she then decided to cover this up and prevent access to her server may very well be illegal.

One challenge for the government in their investigation of Mrs. Clinton is to determine whether Secretary Clinton handed over all her emails to authorities after she said she did. Clinton’s lawyers admitted that Clinton’s drive was wiped clean after it was requested from the Department of Justice and before being handed over. There must be legal consequences to this action but Clinton evidently determined that these consequences were less than the alternative if her emails were provided to government authorities.  Hillary seems to be gambling that the FBI will not be able to retrieve the deleted contents of the drive. This gamble seemed like a good one for Clinton until recently.

The Associated Press reported in October 2015 that “Hillary Clinton’s private email server maintained in her home while serving as secretary of State was possibly hacked by Russia-tied authorities, and others, on five separate occasions.” This is why government authorities are required to maintain their emails on government servers.

The AP report noted that investigators discovered among Clinton’s cache of released emails malicious software aimed at transmitting data to three overseas computers, including at least one in Russia.

Recently separate reports noted that Romanian computer hacker Marcel Lazăr Lehel (Guccifer) had indeed hacked Clinton’s emails. It’s also been reported that Russia cracked into Hillary’s server as well.

Guccifer was transported to the US where he was questioned by the FBI and just this week he plead guilty to the crimes he committed related to hacking into others’ servers illegally.  When discussing Clinton’s email server, Guccifer claimed that it was “completely unsecured”, which he compared to “an open orchid on the internet.”

Guccifer was able to bargain a plea deal with the government. It is unknown what the deal entailed.  If Guccifer did hack into Clinton’s private server and if the kept the contents of the emails he took from her server, then Hillary could have a major problem she hadn’t gambled on.  If he was able to provide investigators copies of Clinton’s emails not already provided by Clinton, then Hillary is in a whole lot of trouble.  If there are criminal acts recorded in these emails she is in more trouble.

It looks like Hillary had not counted on someone else having her emails. This is why she should have protected them on a government server!

 

 

 

Breaking: Trump Wins! – According to AP and Real Clear Politics – Donald Trump Awarded 1,239 Delegates –GOP Breaks Primary Record in Votes

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The AP and Real Clear Politics today reported that Donald Trump has surpassed the number of delegates needed to win the Republican nomination for President. With the delegates awarded from his win Tuesday in the state of Washington and additional delegate reporting predominantly in Pennsylvania and North Dakota, Trump surpassed this magic number today. (Note that the Green Papers website has yet to record Trump going over the top.)

5-27 Delegates

The Republican Party started the year with 17 bona fide candidates in the race. This was more than any major party ever. In spite of this, Trump has now accumulated 57% of all Republican delegates to date and enough to win the nomination.

5-27 Wins

As of today 45 Republican state elections and 44 Democrat state elections have taken place. Trump leads Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in state wins with 31 and in primaries with 28. He’s won 69% of the state elections to date.

5-27 Votes

Trump has received more than 11 million votes to date in the state elections according to www.thegreenpapers.com. This is 42% of all Republican votes received to date. The Republican Party has set a party record this year in pre-convention state election turnout with over 28 million votes to date which is 136% of the record high voter turnout in 2008. This increase in votes can be attributed to Donald Trump.

Donald Trump One Step Closer to Nomination – Today in Washington 44 Delegates at Stake

Donald Trump will be one step closer to the Republican nomination for President after today’s primary in the state of Washington. This West Coast state allocates its 44 delegates on a pro-rata basis. Trump currently has 1,161 delegates and after today will need around 50 delegates to reach 1,237 and win the nomination.

The Republican Party started the year with 17 bona fide candidates in the race. This was more than any major party ever.

As of today 44 Republican and Democrat state elections have been held with the primary in Washington being the 45th state election for Republicans. There is no Democrat state election today.

5-24 Wins

Trump leads Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in state wins with 30 going into today and in primaries with 27. He’s won 68% of the state elections to date and when accounting for the number of candidates in the race (17), is 1,159% of the average per candidate in state wins. No candidate does better in wins than Trump this year.

5-24 Delegates

Trump starts the day having accumulated 1,161 delegates, which is 94% of the 1,237 he needs to win the nomination. He has accumulated 55% of all Republican delegates to date and when accounting for the number of initial candidates in the race, is 929% of the average number of delegates per candidate to date.

5-24 Votes

Trump has received more than 11 million votes to date in the state elections according to www.thegreenpapers.com. This is 41% of all Republican votes received to date. The Republican Party has set a party record this year in pre-convention state election turnout with over 27 million votes to date. Again, when accounting for the number of competitors in the field, Trump is 697% of the average vote per candidate (surpassing Hillary at 333% and Bernie at 256%).

5-24 Receipts and Disb

According to the Federal Election Commission, Trump has raised and spent significantly less money than his Democrat counterparts. He has spent only $55 million compared to Hillary’s $174 million and Sanders’ $202 million. Socialists Sanders and Clinton spend much more than Trump of other people’s money in running their campaigns.

By the end of today these numbers will all improve for Donald Trump.