Thursday, September 23, 2021

THE STRANGE STORY OF DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MISTER HYDE...... THE DEFICIT DEBATE

                                    

The DEBT ISSUE debate.....

Since 1960, Congress has addressed the DEBT ISSUE 78 separate times - raise, extend, or revise the limit estimates. This was done 49 times under Republican Presidents and 29 times under Democratic Presidents. The last Republican President - Donald Trump - added $7.8 TRILLION during his single term. He was cheered on by both by Moscow Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan with an assist by the current Republican House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy.
Now - once again - the Republicans - McConnell and McCarthy, having sent some $2 TRILLION to large profit-making corporations and the upscale wealthies, are turning their backs on paying for THE DEBTS THAT THEY INCURRED IN THE LAST 4 YEARS! The Tax Reform Act of 2017 gave massive amounts back to THE WEALTHIEST WHO COULD AND SHOULD AFFORD TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE - as much as $250,000 a year - or $1,000,000 to date! During Trump's absurd rule, $7.8 TRILLION was added to the US Debt levels - nearly half through the Republican give-away to wealth, including Trump and his family.
Still - once again - the Republicans have "shape-shifted" into "deficit hawks" when a Democrat is in the White House.... never mind that they emptied the revenue bucket with a give-back to the wealthy when they were in charge less than a year ago, dating back to the Tax Act in 2017. Today McConnell and McCarthy are holding the US and global economies hostage in the hopes of scoring some "cheap" political points. McConnell's game? - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde....
Pass the increased limit deficit bill..... and save the US and international economy!
Bobby J

Left to Right: Pelosi, Schumer, McCarthy, and Mad Hatter McConnell

Former Secretaries of the Treasury sent a letter to the Congressional Leadership in both Houses.
Read the communique here: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0368



Thursday, September 2, 2021

WAKE UP..... TEXAS AND REPUBLICAN HOUSE LEADER MC CARTHY ARE ERODING OUR DEMOCRACY....

 


Hi Folks: This is something that you should know....
As McCarthy and his ilk try to re-shape the January 6th events into an action taken by "heroes", he continues to attempt to block the investigation into the seditious "invasion" of the center of our Democracy - The Capitol Building in DC. A disgraceful act... that joins with the 5-4 vote in the Supreme Count upholding the violation of Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to choose. Add that to the Texas Legislature's vote to tighten the "noose" on the neck of our Democracy - within their borders - through restrictive voting requirements. 

The Texas Legislature, "seizing" and arresting Democratic Members to create a quorum, just adopted a series of acts to undermine the free casting of votes in election after election by American citizens in Texas! Decrease polling places, increased demands for ID, forcing long lines, restricting mail-in ballots and more were just adopted to control the outcome.  Worse, 
resistance to vaccines and masks continues, infections rise, and people die. Next at bat.... re-districting maps and gerrymandering..... IS THIS WHAT WE WANT OUR FUTURE TO LOOK LIKE????

PLEASE WAKE UP!!!.... AND, READ ON....
Bobby J

Democrats Blast McCarthy’s Obstruction Of Jan. 6 Investigation
Emily Singer
September 02 | 2021
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Photo from Kevin McCarthy's official Facebook.
Reprinted with permission from American Independent
Legal experts and Democratic lawmakers are criticizing a statement issued on Twitter Tuesday night by the official account of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy threatened retribution against telecommunication companies that comply with requests for phone records from the House select committee probing the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
The bipartisan committee on Monday asked telecommunication companies to preserve phone records from a number of Donald Trump-supporting GOP House members who spoke at the "Stop the Steal" rally that whipped up Trump supporters with lies about voter fraud before they marched to the Capitol on January 6 and rioted. It asked them to preserve records for Trump and his family members as well.
In the statement, McCarthy claimed, "If these companies comply with the Democrat order to turn over private information, they are in violation of federal law and subject to losing their ability to operate in the United States. If companies still choose to violate federal law, a Republican majority will not forget and will stand with Americans to hold them fully accountable under the law."
Elie Honig, a CNN legal analyst, tweeted in response to McCarthy's statement, "This is nonsense. A subpoena is not 'strong-arming' and there's no violation of federal law when companies comply."
"McCarthy's threat against telecom companies who lawfully produce documents is shocking," Norm Eisen, an ethics lawyer and fellow at the Brookings Institution, said. "It's like a gangster saying, 'Gee, nice telecom company you've got here. It would be a shame if anything happened to it.'"
MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner echoed those sentiments.
Kirschner tweeted, "And this is precisely what happens when our law enforcement authorities refuse to TIMELY hold criminal politicians accountable. It encourages further crime — like McCarthy criminally obstructing a congressional proceeding. Hey DOJ - start enforcing the d@mn law!"
Democratic lawmakers criticized McCarthy's threats as well.
"The House republican leader is openly calling on companies to obstruct justice to stop a probe of the January 6 attack on the Capitol," Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey tweeted. "Obstruction of justice is a felony."
Rep. Ted Lieu of California tweeted, "18 U.S. Code § 1505: 'Whoever…by any threatening letter or communication…endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede…the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any…investigation is being had by either House…Shall be fined under this title, imprisoned… .'"
McCarthy wasn't the only GOP lawmaker to threaten telecommunication companies.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, one of the lawmakers whose phone records the committee is seeking, said during a Tuesday night appearance on Fox News host Tucker Carlson's show, "These telecommunications companies, if they go along with this, they will be shut down. And that's a promise."
The bipartisan committee to probe the Jan. 6 attack said in response to McCarthy's threat, "The committee's efforts won't be deterred by those who want to whitewash or cover up the events of January 6th, or obstruct our investigation."
McCarthy has been against the House committee since Democrats in the House announced they were forming it. They resorted to the select committee structure to probe the attack after House Republicans blocked the formation of a bipartisan independent outside body to investigate the insurrection.
This is not the first threat McCarthy has made regarding the committee.
In July, McCarthy threatened to punish any GOP lawmaker who accepted a spot on the committee from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) ignored McCarthy's threat and accepted Pelosi's invitation to serve.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.
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IS THIS REALLY WHAT WE WANT OUR DEMOCRACY TO BECOME???????


Bobby J


Friday, July 23, 2021

THE US CONSTITUTION AND YOU.... PERFECT TOGETHER! BUT..... A FEW JUST DON'T FIT......

 


HAVE YOU READ THE US CONSTITUTION??? 
If you missed US History I... or have not picked up a copy (a small 38-page booklet), please do so. Every US office holder - local, county, state, or federal - plus all of the military, police, and just plain citizens taking the Oath of Citizenship - swears allegiance to the United States of America - and to the US Constitution. Adopted in 1789 and ratified by the States as required, the Constitution was amended several times. Post-Civil War in 1865, the 14th Amendment was adopted in July of 1868. This element has not been repealed or modified. Clause 3 of Amendment 14 is very clear and was aimed at those who held office - US, State, or local - of any type - civilian or military. Any persons who held office - then or now - and through their behaviors and/or actions, ignored, abandoned, or broke their "solemn oath to support the Constitution" were and are excluded from holding office or resuming the office that they held when they turned to insurrection, sedition, or rebellion and abandoned their Oath. Sound familiar? during Lincoln's term, those in rebellion were "forgiven" but, having broken their Oath, were removed from any office occupied at the point of insurrection. Sound clear? READ BELOW.....
                           

PS: Should sorrow and repentance become acceptable, a 2/3 majority of both Houses of Congress "remove such disability" if they choose to do so. Such "forgiveness" of a treasonous act has not ever taken place to date.... unless those charged and convicted for insurrection and sedition in the riots that took place on January 6, 2021 are "forgiven" by a clear bi-partisan vote in the Congress. What do YOU think would be the outcome???
                                                       
KEEP ON KEEPING ON........

Bobby J

Friday, March 12, 2021

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN - SHALL WE DANCE??? THE CARES ACT III - DANCING ACROSS THE NATION... JOIN US???

 

His Majesty, Joe Biden, invites citizens all to "THE DANCE.! 

On March, 1951, THE KING AND I opened at the St. James Theater on Broadway.  As the King of Siam (Thailand), Yul Brynner hired a "Nanny" and teacher for his children. "Anna", played by Gertrude Lawrence. She arrived in Siam and acclimated to the Siamese culture.... the children... and the King.  In Act II, they joined in a dance at the invitation of the King:  SHALL WE DANCE?  Here are some of the lyrics....

     "Shall we dance? On a bright cloud of music, shall we fly?
Shall we dance? Shall we then say "goodnight" and mean "goodbye"?
Or perchance, When the last little star has left the sky...
Shall we still be together, With our arms around each other, 
And, shall you be my new romance?
On the clear understanding that this kind of thing can happen,
Shall we dance? Shall we dance? Shall we dance? Shall we dance?" 

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are about to tour the nation.... wanting to dance!

Shall we??? Democrats???  Independents???? Republicans???  Will "we fly" and America come together with "our arms around each other" as a nation??? Or.... will "goodnight" mean "goodbye"? Say... by 2022 or by 2024??? 

Just this past few days, Joe Biden, Charles Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi have passed and signed an American recovery bill - both from the Covid 19 attack that we have all suffered from over this past year and the economic collapse that resulted.  Unlike the Republican Congress - led by His Majesty, King Donald Trump in 2017 spending $1.9 Trillion to benefit the Uber-wealthy and also the giant Corporations with deficit-fueled tax cuts, since January 20th, Biden and a narrow majority of Democrats in both Houses of  Congress - WITHOUT ONE REPUBLICAN VOTE -  adopted the CARES ACT 2021 - spending $1.9 Trillion in a massive spending $1.9 Trillion in a massive outreach to save America.  From aid for the 20 million who lost jobs as a result of the viral "invasion", to providing a business "life vest" for small Mom and Pop businesses so that that can stay "afloat" for yet another 6 months to get through this disaster, and to reach out a helping hand to those at financial risk of losing their shelter - homes or rentals, paying their bills, buying food, and acquiring medicines necessary, this bill shares the "wealth of the nation" with working families, the unemployed, small businesses, family farmers, and the middle class. 

No cash to the wealthy this time... and no cash for the big business, profit-laced corporations either.  Directed for and at those in need, advancing the distribution and injection of the vaccines available in massive numbers, re-opening safe schools with funds to achieve that objective and provide safety and education for our children, stimulate new economic expansion and job opportunity for the laid-off and terminated, and much more.  Small stores, restaurants, hotels, transit jobs, family farming - not conglomerates, but teachers, cops, fire fighters and other civil workers are all in the Biden and Democratic sites. 

In addition, every state, county, and local governments - all having lost tax revenue in reduced sales taxes, and lost income taxes due to the pandemic - instead of local and state governments having to layoff public employees and adding to the current unemployment rates and eroding local health and safety services, not to mention schools, this funding will save their budgets and spare tax increases and spending cuts in personnel and services. Unemployment tripled from 3.5% at the start of the Covid19 spread... and stands at 10% today! Isn't it time for the nation to stand up ... and save itself?  Unlike the Trump and Trump-train riders who left the needy behind on the platform to fend for themselves, the $1.9 Trillion Trump "strip and refund" plan rewarded the wealthy and large corporations for investing in their elections and their "parties." Do I need to say it again???  Why did NOT ONE REPUBLICAN VOTE FOR THIS NATION-SAVING RELIEF AND INVESTMENT? Under Trump threat?  Mis-led by McConnell? Or, as Moscow Mitch did to Obama... just prevent Biden from passing ANYTHING..... AND BLAME BIDEN FOR FAILURE? NONSENSE! Can you believe that 26 states are Republican with 24 as Democratic???  Yet, every Republican State Senators voted against their own interest and those of their people, their schools, their local governments, and their small businesses..... SHOCKING!

Checks will soon arrive for those in great need.....  A "Bubble-UP" economic impact will unfold, Mom and Pop will be supported and saved and their employees comforted and on task.... rents and mortgages may be paid and housing shelter maintained. Food and medicines will be gathered as needed and schools re-opened. In the meanwhile, Trump and his "Lords" in the Senate and his "Barons" in the House are making every attempt to lie, distract, de-rail, and deny votes to millions of American citizens - by promoting the BIG LIE.... "Stop the Steal"... OVER AND OVER STILL!!!  In my view, as with 70%+ of all Americans - Independent, Democrats, and Republicans as well - have responded positively to the new CARES III legislation.  They agree with both the needs that are present and the responses required - not a cash "shower" for the wealthy.  

In both cases - the 2017 Trump Tax bill and the 2021 Biden and Democrats only - CARES III Covid Relief and Recovery bill just adopted, the Rs voted for the wealth and profits "trickle down" that failed in 2017-2018; and the Ds IN 2021 ALONE VOTED FOR working families and middle class supports in the very same model that had been crafted by FDR in the 1930s - without Republican support - against the current backdrop of Covid 19 and the economic consequences suffered across the nation. And, yet.... despite that, every state and their folks - Red or Blue - will be showered with relief from DC by Biden and Democrats - WITHOUT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN VOTE!  Half of the US States are represented by Republican Senators and House Members who voted AGAINST relief for their States, Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages, Schools, and People.  They turned their backs... and their votes.... on those in desperate need... that they represent.... Isn't it time that the people and voters of those states raise their voices... and cast their votes... demanding that their House members and US Senators CAST THEIR VOTES in the interests of those who they represent?  The very citizens and people that have voted for them.... and elected them to represent them in DC, voted AGAINST THOSE WHO THEY REPRESENT! Isn't it time to pay the price? 

SHALL WE DANCE??????

Bobby J





Saturday, February 27, 2021

THE CPAC REVOLUTION - The CONSPIRACY, PREJUDICE, AND ANARCHY CONVENTION - 2021: CRAFTING THE FOURTH REICH IN AMERICA

 

TRUMP AT CPAC: A CALL TO ARMS!

As an old history teacher, this entire sequence reminds me of the early Hitler years.....  and the role of his initial failure and jailing - when he wrote Mein Kamph (1925). He was later released, built up a support "cast" with propaganda and an enemy target set - Jews and the European nations who drafted the Treaty of Versailles that ended WWI.  Martin Bormann, Hess, Eichmann, Goebbels, Himmler, Goering and the Gestapo and others....  built a propaganda machine - (MAGA - Make Aryans Great Again) - along with a series of events that built up his support with angry battles in the street (Beer Hall Putsch of the 20s... and later, the burning of the Capitol Building - the Reichstag - 1930s).  Law and Order, economic recovery, and the advance of Aryan Germany (or is it Make Aryans German Again - MAGA?) was set against Communists in Russia, the other European nations, and the Jews.....  

In Trump's case, January 6th was the action against Congress and the Capitol Building, Muslims, immigrants and men and women of color - Black, Latin, Asian - were and are all targets of hatred that gather together the KKK with the 3-Percenters, Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, Q-Anon, and more.... Remember Charlottesville and the "Jews will not replace us" march with torches?  Recall the outright tens-of-thousands of Trump LIES?  And, needless to say, the BIG LIE???

                          STOP THE STEAL????  MAGA - Make America Great Again?                      

My guess is that the Trump plan was designed from the Hitler rise... MAGA = MAGA... and the take-over of the German Parliament... from Chancellor to his own selected title - Der Fuhrer!  The Dictator!  In Trump's case, from President to LEADER!  The German translation of "Leader" is FUHRER.... understood as being in a position of ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY.  His plan is to mirror Putin, the Saudi King, and the North Korean "Leader."

Needless to say, I cannot prove any of this.... but, if Hitler's book is on the Trump bed-stand, that would be enough for me.....  and - right now - Trump is planning for the FOURTH REICH...... 

THE BIG LIE - STOP THE STEAL!!! 

This will be the basis of his attempted return to power.... press on the "Stop the Steal" gas to  energize his version of the SS and Brown Shirt gangs.... fueled by his threats and collected donations to "restore America and MAGA! Don't need to wear a military uniform as Hitler did - just a uniform of a long red tie and a red MAGA HAT! In the meanwhile, at the state legislative level - though he did not win any cases filed, the move is to tighten the laws and reduce the number of votes that come from those who do not support his policies or his person..... The goal?  Destroy his opponents - including Republicans - and re-install his "royal family" into the White House and at the policy switch... or... is it the nuclear button?  

The Golden Trump Calf arrives at CPAC

 Meanwhile, after his remarks and attack at CPAC this weekend, and a failure to attack the Capitol and burn the "Reichstag" come March at the "State of the Union" date, Trump escapes to a location that does not have an extradition treaty with the US... say, Cuba....  with millions from sold "pardons and commutations" in his pocket...  to launch a Trump Cuba Casino and MAGA CASTRO Golf Center providing protection for him and his family....  Maybe he switches planes and flies to Moscow (MAGA - Make Moscow Great Again?) for yet another business transaction with Melania doing the translation for him.... or, a Saudi Arabia re-location for not having that Royal Leader "annoyed" or arrested for the Khashoggi murder in the US... and Melania in a string bikini...... 

Or, will he stay here, invent yet another right-wing media combo - internet, radio, cable TV, and a new Network?  Will he pursue a roll as the "Leader of the Pack" spreading venom, hatred, racism, and insane lie after lie to follow the Hitler pattern, write "Mine Camp", not "Mein Kampf", sell brown shirts and jack boots and raise cult kids in Trump Camps?  Is this his Majesty Trump as "Hitler" - phase two?  Fourth Reich? Position himself to issue large doses of propaganda - over and over - build an armed cult following  (SS), preparing to run again in 2024?  Build a new Trump Tsunami that will wash away the Congress and install a new Chancellor-in-Charge? A Dictator? A monster? Dur Fuhrer? And, dismantle our Democracy? 

The NEW CPAC "Battle Flag-Stage". Does it remind you of something else?   

A Century from now, will the history books record the evaporation of the United States.... and the disappearance of democracy that devolved in a similar fashion to the Roman Empire? Will new wars and civil unrest break out both here and around the globe? Will we witness a re-shuffle the nations and their boundaries once again?  A re-design of international trade, wealth and riches, as well as poverty and death? Such events always happen historically.... in the far East, Africa, Latin America, and - after World War II - in Europe.  The USSR collapsed in the 1980 and those borders and nations have changed since then..... Is this now - in the 21st Century - OUR TURN - North America???

Now re-located in Florida, Trump ducks NY State indictments for tax fraud, bank fraud, and charge after Civil charge. The plan is to jam up the courts with appeal after appeal after appeal to keep the dogs back for decades, if he can. He will argue that the US Government must defend him for acts as president.... Nonsense.  So, I guess he will need to rely on his "BILLIONS" in wealth?  Wait a minute... doesn't he have loans outstanding that are on a short fuse?  2-4 years?  $500 million to $1 Billion as recently reported? Where will all this cash come from?  How to pay the legal fees for multiple suits - both criminal and civil????  

Next, on the financial side, comes bankruptcy as banks and other companies abandon this guy.... He is already in an ocean of RED INK... and is being pursued by the Scottish Government on fraud charges attached to his golf course there.... As bad, his "tax audit" being conducted by the IRS has been released as charges have been levelled involving federal and state tax fraud and bank fraud. SNAKE OIL will be revealed, arrests made, charges attached, and criminal and civil cases commenced.  This will become quite the "show." And, can we get things done and progress made while this outrage continues????


The time has come to stand up for truth, justice and our democracy - rule by the many and not the few. Stand up for our voters and our electoral system - and against lies, fraud, and a re-write of our history.  In 2020, all 50 states - under their adopted voting rules and regulations - re-counted all votes cast time and again, certified the results, appointed their Electors as proportioned and required by the US Constitution, and defended themselves against fraudulent Trump suits filed.  More than 60 legal actions were brought - and Trump lost them all, including two in front of HIS Court - the Supreme Court of the United States - with a Republican Chief Justice, a Republican-appointed majority, and three Justices appointed by Trump.  Nevertheless, without dissent, the SCOTUS ruled that all 50 states complied with law and the Constitution - 27 Republican-led states and 23 Democratic-led states. And, that no voter fraud was demonstrated or evidence of fraud submitted. TRUMP LOST! And, in the popular vote, Trump lost to Biden by more than 7,000,000 votes! 

The Trump preference is to BURN the US Constitution, remove ANY who oppose his "rule", re-write the laws and require "obedience" to his "Executive Orders." Like his corporations and companies, his rule is compliance or elimination... How do we watch?  What should we do? Stay tuned...... to "Dur Fuhrer".....

See you in the Gulag......

Bobby J