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Please send your IL. state representative an email today and tell him or her to vote “NO” on the income tax hike.

 
The Illinois House of Representatives voted to pass Madigan’s $36.5 billion spending plan, which relies on more than $5 billion in tax hikes.

Republicans are currently working to get the votes to pass a 32 percent income tax hike tomorrow.

Please send your state representative an email today and tell him or her to vote “NO” on the income tax hike. https://www.illinoispolicy.org/contact-your-rep/reject-the-senates-30-income-tax-hike/

Source: Will County News

The week’s news that wasn’t

The week’s news that wasn’t

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Fake news cartoon

 

Disentangling, disconfirming and divulging the most revisionist, eugenicist and Marxist fakeries in the week’s fake news.

No, Jefferson never held an iftar dinner

The mainstream media lost its collective mind after realizing that Ramadan – Islam’s holy month – was concluding without President Donald Trump hosting an iftar dinner at the White House, claiming it was a break from long-standing tradition from previous presidents.

Proving they were more concerned over whether Trump “properly” recognized Ramadan than over the hundreds of people killed an injured in Ramadan terror attacks, several media outlets – including the always fake Washington Post — went so far as to write that the tradition of hosting an iftar went all the way back to Thomas Jefferson and was therefore more than 200 years in the making.

While Jefferson did host a Muslim envoy and he did push the start time for a state dinner back to accommodate him, the occasion was not a celebration of Ramadan or iftar. There is no evidence that Jefferson made any other accommodation for the envoy.

After the USS Constitution captured Tunisian vessels attempting to run a blockade by American ships at Tripoli that had been instituted in response to the Barbary pirate attacks on American shipping, Tunisia sent Sidi Soliman Mellimelli to negotiate for restitution and to barter for tribute.

Mellimelli arrived at the Washington Naval Yard on November 30, 1805 to much fanfare and curiosity. Jefferson scheduled a dinner for December 9 with Mellimelli to begin at the customary time of “half after three,” but changed it to “precisely at sunset” upon learning that Mellimelli couldn’t dine until later because of Ramadan.

The actual first iftar dinner at the White House was held by Bill Clinton – and it was planned by Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, whose mother was a prominent official in the women’s division of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization – and was a politically-motivated bit of Muslim pandering.

George W. Bush continued the tradition of pandering to Muslims in order to give himself cover as he waged war on some Muslims by arming others as he prosecuted the so-called “War on Terror,” which as we now know had nothing to do with “terror” and everything to do with propping up the petrodollar and the military-industrial complex and ensuring the dominance of Saudi Arabia and Israel in the Middle East on behalf of the globalists and Zionists.

And of course, Barack Obama, a closet Muslim himself, continued it. Obama was one of the first to spout the lie about Jefferson and iftar, uttering that falsehood back in 2012, saying:

“As I’ve noted before, Thomas Jefferson once held a sunset dinner here with an envoy from Tunisia — perhaps the first iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago.”

White supremacy stands in the way blacks getting more abortions… or something

I told you last week that feminism is nothing more than man-loathing socialism. It’s also, apparently, white- and self-loathing socialism.

The radical feminist blog Medusa Magazine (they say they embrace the term) last week called for the destruction of “the white family unit” through the abortion of all white babies.

In a genocidal screed laced with psychobabble, identity politics and eugenics, “author” Nicole Valentine — who may or may not be a white woman married to a black man and have a biracial child — blamed white families for all the world’s ills and called for their removal. And while abortions are good, she says, the appeal to abortions as having a “Constitutional” construct (they do not) reinforces white supremacy. “In fact, Constitutionality is often synonymous with  ‘exclusively beneficial to the white race,” she writes, conveniently omitting the 13th and 14th Amendments, the Civil Rights Act, racial quota laws, Brown v. Board of Education, etc., etc.

Further, she writes:

[T]he notion of “choice” in abortion is inherently white supremacist and ableist. Women of color do not often have the same privilege to choose termination as do white women. For social, religious, economic, and ethical reasons, women of color may experience roadblocks on the path to body autonomy that white women would never be forced to confront due to their privilege of being born in a white supremacist society that continually looks out for their needs. Under present circumstances, women of color simply do not have the absolute choice when it comes to their bodies. It is time to stop pretending that they stand on equal footing with white women, when it has been proven that the embedded systems of white supremacy do not act impartially to all women. Because white supremacy prevents women of color from their freedom to choose, we must level the playing field by other means.

Ms. Valentine conveniently also overlooks the fact that although blacks make upon 13.3 percent of the U.S. population, black women have 35.6 percent of all abortions, almost equaling the percent of white abortions (37.3 percent) even though whites make up 76.9 percent of the population. Black women abort babies at rate of 420 per 1,000 live births.

Furthermore, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion mill, was founded by Margaret Sanger, a longtime sponsor and board member of the American Eugenics Society. Sanger, in a 1925 essay titled “The Need of Birth Control in America,” wrote:

Such human weeds [defined by her in published writings alternately as morons/defectives, delinquents/misfits/the maladjusted, and dependents/the poor] clog up the path, drain up the energies and the resources of this little earth. We must clear the way for a better world, we must cultivate our garden.

To “clear the way” Sanger wanted to segregate and neuter those deemed by her and society to be racially or socially undesirable, and for Sanger and her ilk, that included blacks.

Planned Parenthood has continued with this path to this day. Reports have found that Planned Parenthood places its abortion clinics near neighborhoods with inordinately high numbers of blacks and Hispanics. The Cincinnati-based Life Issues Institute determined that 79 percent of the organization’s surgical abortion facilities are within walking distance of predominately black or Hispanic neighborhoods. So there are more than ample opportunities for black women to “choose,” and they do so in mind-boggling numbers.

And let’s just overlook the fact that had Ms. Valentine written that any other race or creed other than whites should be destroyed, she would be accused of “hate speech,” and drummed out of society via Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere. But she’d be right at home in the American Eugenics Society.

Repealing Obamacare won’t result in mass die-offs

Despite what Communist loons like Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Ezra Levin tell you, repealing Obamcare won’t result in mass death, whether the bad and Orwellian-named Republican Better Care “repeal bill” passes or not.

Obamacare is a Marxist health insurance/government subsidized  health insurance bill. It has nothing to do with health care… except to the extent that it makes it more difficult for doctors to “practice” medicine and makes actually getting health care more expensive and more difficult.

In fact, studies show that Obamacare is responsible in the exponential growth of opioid addictions and deaths.

There are no ‘drastic cuts’ to Medicare in the GOP ‘repeal’ bill, but there should be

The above-mentioned communist loons and the MSM have shouted loud and long that the Republicans’ phony Obamacare repeal bill makes “drastic cuts” to Medicaid spending. Only in the District of Criminals is a reduction in projected spending a cut.

What the GOP bill does is it reduces the amount of annual Medicaid increases called for in Obamacare by a mere 26 percent over the course of the next 10 years. That’s less than a 3 percent reduction per year in increases, not in actual spending. Big difference.

Source: Will County News

Trump News June 30, 2017

Watch President Donald J. Trump’s weekly address to the Nation:

TODAY’S EVENTS

9:30 AM: President Trump speaks to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

10:10 AM: President Trump welcomes President Moon of the Republic of Korea – Watch

10:15 AM: President Trump meets with President Moon

10:35 AM: President Trump leads an expanded bilateral meeting with President Moon

11:15 AM: President Trump gives joint statements with President Moon – Watch

2:00 PM: Press Briefing with Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

4:20 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart Washington, D.C. en route to Bedminster, New Jersey

PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Donald J. Trump at the Department of Energy | June 29, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY

FACT: Six issuers have abandoned Obamacare in Kentucky and nearly 50% of counties have only one provider and no choices.

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

Yesterday, President Trump delivered remarks at the Unleashing American Energy Event at the Department of Energy.

Last night, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook of the Republic of Korea for a working dinner at the White House.

Yesterday, Vice President Pence met with Senators to work on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

WEST WING READS

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Source: Will County News

What do we see when we make visible the invisible?

What do we see when we make visible the invisible?

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An understanding of government morality is about the most important thing in our lives. Every morning when we awaken, we need to be alert and conscious of the morality of the government and the system under which we live.

The morality of government as we intend to explain it includes the whole relationship of government to the American people, including the physic phenomenon of authoritarian dependency. We believe unequivocally that understanding the morality of government is basic to human liberty. It is an illusion to believe otherwise.

We owe no moral duty to believe the pronouncements of government and its agents and we question their political motivation.

It is the nature of governments that there exists a silent state of hostility between the government and the people. Governments rule by deception and force. The goal of government is to coerce the people into a regimented, docile and obedient mass under a propaganda system based on altruism and self-sacrifice.

This is not altruism as you understand the word. It has a double meaning. Where you understand it as an unselfish devotion and interest in others and their well-being, government uses it to gain power, control and wealth under a veneer of charity and good works.

Unveiled, altruism is hypocrisy, deceit, egotism, love of money, criminal politics, “patriotism,” nepotism among the elite nobility, brotherhood of secret societies, manipulation of the public mind and its production.

To the unsuspecting public it appears good, but it is hypocrisy with a hidden agenda to cover evil. It is the philosophical basis of democracy and benevolent totalitarianism.

Governments are not benevolent. Instead, they are autocratic, and all autocratic systems seek to consume the wealth and resources of the producers of wealth while carrying on perpetual diversions.

Governments are created and organized to monopolize power and wealth. If we consider the growth of government and coercion of the people through a mass of complicated laws and regulations, we can only conclude that the nature of government is force. This means not only force upon our physical mobility, but more importantly force upon our mental processes. We are disciplined to “political correctness” and the giving over of our minds to a self-serving system.

Government propaganda effectively destroys our capacity to see our master/slave relationship to government. Government coercion and force has very high success as long as it is invisible to the great majority of people. Governments justify plunder and theft with self-serving laws. The public is trained to obey all laws without question. They cannot discern the illegality and bad intent of the laws.

It is through this deception that government becomes our external authority, as we discussed in “Liberty is a scary thing.” It is our reliance on external authority that led us into socialism.

How does the invisible become visible? No matter what illusions are created to conceal force and the monopoly power of authority, many people gradually come to perceive the life-consuming influences of government. Careful observers begin to detect the anti-productive nature of government, its politicians, and bureaucrats. Where is the positive value of a self-sacrifice system which constantly drains your life and assets? The system operates under the guise of the “public good” and is nothing less than the invisible manipulation of government force via taxes and regulations.

What to do? Practical and realistic thinking precludes confrontation with force and the triggering of the manipulation of the legal system against ones person and property. Paramilitary groups, “resistance” groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa, and so-called tax protesters, etc., actually promote and enhance government authority simply because the gullible public is so easily manipulated. If/when these groups become threatening or violent, government grows its police power with the people’s blessings.

Escape from the mental entrapment of government means self-realization and a clear view of the regimented existence of millions of people because they give themselves over to illegitimate power.

To the extent that we ignore or recreate reality, our mental process is dominated by authority. As long as we accept illusions for reality, we are in an altered state of consciousness and are constantly being drained of intelligence, competence, happiness, and money.

Example: We have a friend who recently discovered that he had terminal cancer. By “education” he was a successful engineer. The world would view him as intelligent, rational and alert.

Though exposed to alternatives, he would only consider “orthodox medicine.”

The point is that he is a religious man of the Southern Baptist persuasion. He said that “the Lord has always taken care of me and will continue to do so.” Because he is ignoring reality, he is confusing Christianity with mysticism, and it is costing him his life.

Human liberty can only exist or be restored with an accurate perception of reality. Mind distorting fictions of government and external authority must be exposed. To do otherwise is to keep us dependent on an ivory tower mysticism based on lies and the duplicity of politicians and bureaucrats.

Government is a parasite cult, organized, and disguised behind a peculiar language of code words and phrases.  It uses its esoteric money creation system, wrapped in fictions and legalese, to affect the most massive transfer of wealth in the history of the world from the producers to itself (the nonproducer). Not one in a million even suspects what is happening.

Nothing significant in our lives can or will happen unless and until we challenge our mental processes to investigate the morality and philosophy of government.

Source: Will County News

Identity theft an overlooked wrinkle of illegal immigration

Identity theft an overlooked wrinkle of illegal immigration

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According to a recent Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration audit, the labor market includes a shocking 1.4 million employed illegal aliens who in 2015 used falsified or stolen Social Security numbers to get hired. Not only have the illegal immigrants committed a crime by unlawfully entering the United States, but identity theft through fraudulent Social Security number misuse is a felony.

Identity theft, a little discussed criminal component of illegal immigration, creates major headaches for the citizens and legal permanent residents who must explain to the IRS why their tax filings omitted income they never earned.

Inspector General J. Russell George understated the inconvenience identity theft creates for innocent taxpayers when he said in a statement that it represents a “significant burden.” The Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) significantly complicates the problem. The ITIN was created for those who don’t have – and aren’t eligible for – a Social Security number. It is used by aliens who of course are ineligible for Social Security numbers. But their W-2 forms submitted to employers include valid Social Security numbers – that belong to someone else.

The Washington Times reported that 87 percent of online tax submissions with an ITIN showed income associated with a Social Security number which could not possibly belong to the filer. ITIN-based taxes filed using the old-fashioned paper method reflected slightly less, but still significant, fraud of about 50 percent.

The tax fraud illegal immigrants perpetrate is a longstanding problem that has an easy solution. But as with so many other immigration-related problems, the political will to bring about change is nonexistent. First, and most obviously, staunch border security supplemented by interior workplace enforcement would go a long way. Fewer illegal immigrants means less crime.

Second, during the period when the border is being secured, and while federal immigration agents are vigorously monitoring workplace violations, end the ITIN whose major purpose has come to be facilitating alien employment. Citizens and legal residents don’t need ITINs; they have Social Security numbers. About a decade ago, mortgage brokers eagerly accepted ITINs as qualifying documentation to grant illegal immigrants home loans. The under-employed aliens who couldn’t make the payments were one factor in the mortgage meltdown that precipitated the global Great Recession.

Third, a no-brainer, let the IRS communicate with the Department of Homeland Security to check which Social Security numbers may have been used by illegal aliens. Barring the IRS from exchanging information with DHS, the current practice, guarantees that identity theft will continue.

Although the IRS insisted in its official response to the Inspector General’s findings that it takes identity theft “very seriously,” the agency showed little enthusiasm for meaningful reform. The IRS said that it had just completed a pilot program designed to notify identity fraud victims that they’ve been scammed. Good luck. A pilot program to track overseas visitors and workers’ entry and exist passed Congress 30 years ago, but still hasn’t been implemented.

In a final cop out, the IRS’s wage and investment division commissioner, Kenneth C. Corbin, said that his agency doesn’t have sufficient funding to more vigorously pursue illegal alien tax frauds, a disappointing confirmation of the government’s continuing willingness to protect illegal immigrants at the expense of working, taxpaying Americans.

— Joe Guzzardi

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Joe Guzzardi is a Californians for Population Stabilization Senior Writing Fellow. Contact him at joeguzzardi@capsweb.org and on Twitter @joeguzzardi19.

Source: Will County News