Porker of the month: rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen

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Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has named House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) Porker of the Month for earmarking $900 million for a massive transportation boondoggle. On September 24, the House of Representatives passed the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, which included Chairman Frelinghuysen’s $900 million earmark for the Gateway infrastructure project, which is designed to double passenger rail service under the Hudson River from Newark, N.J. to New York City. Similar to projects like The Big Dig in Boston, Gateway’s costs are growing rapidly, and the tunnel portion of the project was already cancelled once by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) in 2010 because it was “just not a financially viable project.” CAGW President Tom Schatz remarked, “Chairman Frelinghuysen’s end-run around the budget process to fund a cost-prohibitive local project is exactly why Congress should enact a permanent earmark ban.” For abusing the appropriations process to earmark a wasteful project, Rep. Frelinghuysen is the September Porker of the Month

CAGW Releases Prime Cuts 2017

CAGW this month released Prime Cuts 2017, the latest edition of waste-cutting recommendations that would pare down the federal government’s bloated budget by eliminating unnecessary and ineffective federal programs. Prime Cuts 2017 includes 607 recommendations from bipartisan and nonpartisan sources. If all the cuts were enacted, taxpayers would save $336.2 billion in the first year and $2.3 trillion over five years. With the fiscal year 2017 budget deficit estimated at $693 billion, the implementation of all the Prime Cuts recommendations would balance the budget in three years. The commonsense waste cuts include proposals like ending the outdated sugar subsidy and eliminating the wasteful and duplicative Denali and Appalachian Regional Commissions. There are no “sacred cows” in Prime Cuts 2017, including the Department of Defense. Reforms like eliminating the earmark for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter would save taxpayers $500 million and free up funds to go to genuine national security priorities.

CAGW Testifies Before Senate Commerce Committee

CAGW’s Director of Technology & Telecommunications Policy, Deborah Collier, testified on September 6 before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the “Risk of Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline Program.” Americans first became familiar with the Lifeline program, widely known as the Obamaphone program, when a 2012 video of a Cleveland woman touting the “free” phones went viral. In her testimony, Collier noted that Lifeline began as a support program to subsidize low-income earners’ access to telephone service for emergencies, but has now expanded to include a choice between a landline telephone, a wireless phone, or broadband internet access. The Government Accountability Office has found multiple examples of abuse of the program, from the sale of the taxpayer-subsidized phones on Craigslist to program beneficiaries’ violating the one phone per household restriction by signing up with numerous carriers. To combat this abuse, Collier advised the committee that Congress should require a stricter front-end verification process and more stringent enforcement actions against companies that register ineligible or duplicate recipients.

CCAGW Joins Pro-Growth Tax Reform Coalition

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) joined a coalition of more than 20 organizations in sending a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) in support of pro-growth tax reform this month. The letter encourages Chairman Brady and members of Congress to dramatically simplify the tax code to make it easier for individuals and businesses to file their taxes; to lower tax rates for individuals so American families can keep more of their hard-earned dollars; and to reduce business taxes to make American companies more competitive globally and spur economic growth and job creation domestically. The letter is CCAGW’s latest effort in the fight for tax reform, following a grassroots campaign that has delivered more than 15,000 letters to Capitol Hill.

source–rep rodney frelinghuysen-CAGW, citizens against gov waste, the daily caller, newsmax, deborah collier, tom schatz.

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Below are some key quotes from his presentation to the Trump commission:

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The American people have come to believe that there are serious problems with our electoral system. One study from last year showed that Americans have little faith in the integrity of their elections and postulated that this partly explains low voter turnout. A Rasmussen poll from 2016 reported that only 41% of those polled believe “American elections are fair to voters.” A Washington Post-ABC News poll from 2016 found that 46% of those polled believed that voter fraud happens either “somewhat” or “very” often.

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There are over 2,800 counties in states covered by the NVRA. Of these, 415, or about 15% of all covered counties, did not report sending any confirmation notices during the two-year period from 2014 to 2016.

Our study showed that, in 462 U.S. counties, the number of voter registrations exceeded the number of citizens over the age of 18 who resided in those counties.  In other words, those counties’ registration rates exceeded 100% of the population eligible to register. These 462 counties, moreover, constitute about 17% of all U.S. counties covered by the NVRA where we have enough data to make these calculations.

When Judicial Watch conducted a similar registration analysis in 2015, we found that 312 counties covered by the NVRA had more registered voters than voting-age citizen population, which was about 11% of all counties where we had the data necessary to make this comparison.

The Department during the last administration appears to have completely abandoned all efforts to enforce the list maintenance provisions of Section 8 of the NVRA. Even worse, the Department engaged in litigation specifically intended to limit the ability of states to remove ineligible registrations from the rolls.

 

We also know that voter fraud is hard to detect and prove, especially where the law requires a showing of specific intent. We know that many states do not even bother to track voter fraud. We also know that this is probably to be expected, given that voter fraud often is lightly penalized. In preparing my statement, I happened to research some of the voter fraud laws in neighboring Vermont. Its election law provides that the penalty for casting more than one ballot is a maximum fine of $1,000 for a primary or general election, $100 for a local election, and no incarceration in either case. At the same time, Vermont law provides that the penalty for selling maple syrup without a license is a maximum fine of $5,000 and up to a year in prison.

 

“Ninety-four percent of Washington, D.C., voted for Hillary Clinton. When that population gets up in the morning and goes to work and staffs the departments and agencies of the government, they’re generally anti-President Trump.

“One hundred twenty-five national security leaks in the first 126 days of the administration, so that’s practically one a day. That is seven times the number of national security leaks under the Bush administration or the Obama administration taken as an average in the first six months – not twice, not three times, seven times the number of leaks. According to Congress, of those initial leaks, at least 60 of them were of serious national security matters.

“It’s important to remember that it was Donald Trump himself who provoked the Deep State to expose itself. We can see this in what we’re learning now about the outrageous efforts by the CIA, the FBI, the NSA to insert themselves into the presidential campaign, into the political process in order to destroy his candidacy and presidency.

 

“There has sadly been no groundswell of opinion from the voters about the fact that our basic functions of transparency are so broken. I believe the average American, though, understands quite clearly that it’s ironic and it’s shameful that the government can have their phone logs within a matter of days but I, as a reporter, cannot get the bureaucrats’ phone logs for a matter of months.

My JW attorney colleague James Peterson confirmed that the Deep State is still blocking Judicial Watch’s access to information.

“Literally on day one and ever since it has continued. The fight has continued. If anything, it’s just as difficult, it’s just as intense, the opposition to anything we’re trying to do. The State Department, the Justice Department still fight tooth and nail at each stage to prevent anything coming out, whether it’s Hillary e-mail related or things that could be easily released at the discretion of the government at any moment. It doesn’t require any significant action, but the same people are still there – not just at each of the agencies that are in control but also at the Justice Department in the litigation. It’s the same people that are still in control.”

 

source-rasmussen, judical watch, ethan barton, the daily caller, james peterson.

Statistics of incarcerated African-American males

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Why are there so many blacks in prisons, are we being racist by arresting them, or are there other reason for this, that are not being explained to the American people.  Why so many in jails.  Usually anyone going to prison has had a trail and found guilty of some offense or crime, isn’t “judge” blind folded not to know whom the system is judging??

The intend here is not to point a finger at the black race, but at the financial backer like Soros and Black Lives Matter that keep fueling the fire of decent at the cost of millions. Don’t “ALL” lives matter? Maybe these backers should spend their millions to help establish businesses instead of paying them to break into them?

The 2009 prisons and jails stats showed 4.7% of the immates ere black, versus Hispaanics at 1.8%, whites at 0.7%, and all other at 1.4%.

Approximately 12–13% of the American population is African-American, but they make up 35% of jail inmates, and 37% of prison inmates of the 2.2 million male inmates as of 2014

The proportion of blacks in prison populations exceeded the proportion among state residents in twenty states.

African Americans constitute nearly 2.3 million of the total 6.8 million incarcerated population, and have nearly six times the incarceration rate of whites.[4] In 2013, “one of every three black American males born today can expect to go to prison in his lifetime”.[6][7] The statistics show that one in nine African-American males between the ages of 20 to 34 are in prison, with Oklahoma holding the highest overall black incarceration rate. “In eleven states, at least 1 in 20 adult black males is in prison.”[8]

In 2014 the majority of male prisoners aged 30 to 39 were black (6%), a marked increase in comparison to Hispanics (2%) and Caucasians (1%) in the same age range.[10] Maryland has a prison population that’s 72 percent black.[11]

2010. Inmates in adult facilities, by race and ethnicity. Jails, and state and federal prisons.[12]
Race, ethnicity % of US population % of U.S.
incarcerated population
National incarceration rate
(per 100,000 of all ages)
White (non-Hispanic) 64 39 450 per 100,000
Hispanic 16 19 831 per 100,000
Black 13 40 2,306 per 100,000

Prison vs. college—, more black males are in prison than are enrolled in colleges and universities. In 2000 there were 791,600 black men in prison and 603,032 enrolled in college versus 1980, when there were 143,000 black men in prison and 463,700 enrolled in college. In 2003, according to Justice Department figures, 193,000 black college-age men were in prison, while 532,000 black college-age men were attending college. On an average day in 1996, more black male high school dropouts aged 20–35 were in custody than in paid employment; by 1999, over one-fifth of black non-college men in their early 30’s had prison records.[13]

Leading causes of incarceration for African American males— In 2015, 58% of African American males currently serving sentences of one year or more were sentenced for a violent crime. Only 15% were incarcerated for a non-violent drug offense. Studies show that Black men are 5 times more likely to commit crime compared to their white counterparts, and 10 times more likely than Asian Americans

source–wikipedia, moore, antonio-huffington

 

BLACKS IN THE NFL AND NBA

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Many will call this Racist–it is NOT—it’s reporting the numbers and explains those taking a knee; if they feel so put down, quite football and sports and get a regular job, not making millions.  Those of us alive today had nothing to do with slavery. We have nothing against blacks, most of the problems appear to be caused by a few who tell the majority how bad they are being treated—but these same “leaders” are the millionaires making it off of them.

Again this is NOT RACIST, as the number will show that the whites, Hispanics can build a better case for racism based on the numbers—please read with an open mind and make your OWN decision!

The average number of black players in the National Football League is approximately 67 percent. Approximately six percent of the coaches in the NFL are black. Another notable figure regarding the race of NFL players is the number of unsportsmanlike conduct calls. Black players receive 92 percent of these calls compared to white players.

Blacks make up 13% of the USA population.

Black people approve of National Football League protests, white people don’t.

24 percent of Americans say they plan to boycott the NFL’s games, broadcasts or products as a result of the take-the-knee protests. “As of Sept 28, those numbers have dramatically changed with 33% of Trump supporters [saying] they have a very unfavorable view of the National Football League and 16% report having a very favorable view” –

the League’s net favorability dropped to 17 percent in the aftermath of the protests according to the Morning Consult. That’s down 10 points since September 13.

According to the poll, 49 percent of respondents don’t agree with athletes expressing their political opinions during the Star Spangled Banner, compared to 43 percent who think it’s the right thing to do. In the survey, 58 percent of respondents disapproved of the comments, with 36 percent approving.

Fifty-nine percent of whites said no to kneeling, while 82 percent of African-Americans gave thumbs up. black respondents felt the same.

With 51 percent either somewhat or strongly disapproving of the anthem protests, while only 39 percent approved. The survey included both sports fans and non-sports fans and was conducted from September 26-28. The margin of error for the survey is plus or minus 3 percent.

Sept. 16, 2011 –By Bob Wolfley of the Journal Sentinel

The NFL received an A grade on racial hiring practices, a C grade on gender hiring, for a combined grade of B.

In 2011, a total of 74.8% of the NFL’s league office management is white. A full 100% of the majority owners in the league are white. A total of 22% of the head coaches are black, while 31% of the assistant coaches are black.

Winston Moss of the Packers is one of seven black assistant head coaches in the league. In 2010, Packers director of football operations Reggie McKenzie was one of 16 black vice presidents of teams.

Position White African-American
OFFENSE    
QB 83% 16%
RB 12% 86%
WR 15% 84%
TE 54% 43%
OT 51% 48%
OG 51% 43%
C 87% 9%
DEFENSE    
CB 2% 98%
S 15% 84%
LB 26% 71%
DE 21% 76%
DT 11% 82%
SPECIAL TEAMS    
K/P 98% 1%

 

The NBA was 18.3% white in the 2015–16 season, this number also included non-Americans, most notably Europeans. During the entire 1996–97 season, only three NBA teams did not field an American-born white; on the opening day of the 2016–17 season, eight teams did not have a white American on their roster, and an additional 10 teams had only one. At the latter point in time, fewer than 10% of NBA players were American-born whites (43 out of a possible 450.

sources-hampton, kenny-espn-the dailly caller-wolfley, bob-sports day-tides-

cost to protect hillary campaign-

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Separately, providing protection for Hillary Clinton during her failed presidential campaign between April 11 and May 6, 2015, cost the Secret Service $23,323.14 in car rentals; $294.057.65 in air/rail and $32,856.80 in travel vouchers for a total of $350,237.59.

 

We didn’t stop asking questions about presidential travel when President Trump took office.  In fact, we just released documents showing the costs of some of President Trump’s travel total $4,082,427.71:

 

  • President Trump’s “Thank You Tour” between November 9 and December 12, 2016, cost $330,260.86 in hotels; $112,314 in air/rail; $14,340 in equipment and $18,563.44 in car rentals for a total of $475,478.30
  • Trump visits to Mar-a-Lago between February 3 and March 27, 2017 cost $1,474,726.03 in hotels (including $19,760 at Mar-a-Lago), $284,581.63 on car rentals; $1,791,768.33 on air/rail and $55,873.42 on supplies and services for a total of $3,606,949.41

 

We previously released Air Force records showing Trump administration travel costs.  The grand total for President Trump’s and Vice President Pence’s travel to date is $7,560,425.01.  It cost the Secret Service an additional $95,187.58 to secure Trump Tower from November 9 through December 5, 2016.

 

SOURCE–POPPER, ROBERT

Trump to release sealed JFK records-

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President Trump has decided to release a final batch of thousands of classified government documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Mr. Trump announced in a tweet on Saturday morning.

“Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened,” Mr. Trump said on Twitter.

The release of the information being held in secret at the National Archives — including several thousand never-before-seen documents — was mandated to occur by Oct. 26 under a 1992 law that sought to quell conspiracy theories about the assassination.

Mr. Trump has the power to block the release of the documents, and intelligence agencies have pressured him to do so for at least some of them. The agencies are concerned that information contained in some of the documents could damage national security interests.

In a statement to reporters, the White House left open the possibility that Mr. Trump might halt the release of some documents.

“The president believes that these documents should be made available in the interests of full transparency unless agencies provide a compelling and clear national security or law enforcement justification otherwise,” the statement said.

It is not known what revelations might be contained in the unreleased documents, though researchers and authors of books about Kennedy say they do not expect any bombshells that significantly alter the official narrative of the assassination — that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in Dallas — delivered in 1964 by the Warren Commission.

But the documents are likely to “help fuel a new generation of conspiracy theories,” according to Philip Shenon, a former New York Times reporter and the author of a book about the commission, and Larry J. Sabato, a University of Virginia professor and author of a book about Kennedy, who wrote a recent article about the documents in Politico.

They wrote that the documents relate to what they call a “mysterious chapter in the history of the assassination — a six-day trip that J.F.K. assassin Lee Harvey Oswald paid to Mexico City several weeks before the president’s murder, in which Oswald met with Cuban and Soviet spies and came under intensive surveillance by the C.I.A.’s Mexico City station. Previously released F.B.I. documents suggest that Oswald spoke openly in Mexico about his intention to kill Kennedy.”

With the Oct. 26 deadline to release the remaining documents fast approaching, Mr. Trump had been under increasing pressure from advocates of transparency not to hold back any of the documents from the public on the grounds of national security.

Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, introduced a resolution in the Senate this month that urged Mr. Trump to make a “full public release of all remaining records,” saying that he should “reject any claims for the continued postponement of the full public release of those records.”

Conspiracy theorists have long clamored for what they hope will be evidence to prove that the government covered up the truth about the assassination. This week, Roger J. Stone, a friend of Mr. Trump’s, told Alex Jones, the radio host and conspiracy theorist, that Mr. Stone had directly urged the president to release all the documents.

“I had the opportunity to make the case directly to the president of the United States by phone as to why I believe it is essential that he release the balance of the currently redacted and classified J.F.K. assassination documents,” Mr. Stone said on Mr. Jones’s radio program.

Mr. Trump is no stranger to conspiracy theories, including those involving the Kennedy assassination. During the presidential campaign, he at one point alleged that the father of Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican primary rival from Texas, had been with Oswald shortly before Kennedy was killed.

“You know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot,” Mr. Trump told Fox News in an interview in May 2016, as he battled the Texas senator for the nomination. “I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this, right, prior to his being shot, and nobody brings it up. They don’t even talk about that. That was reported and nobody talks about it. But I think it’s horrible.”

He went on, “What was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death, before the shooting? It’s horrible.”

“There’s going to be no smoking gun in there,” Gerald Posner, the author of “Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK,” told CNN’s Michael Smerconish. “But anybody who thinks this is going to turn the case on its head and suddenly show that there were three or four shooters at Dealey Plaza — it’s not the case.”

“Oswald did it alone,” Posner continued. “But what the files are doing and why they’re important to come out is they fill in the history of the case and show us how the FBI and CIA repeatedly hid the evidence.”

Posner said that the conspiracy theories about the CIA and mob working together to assassinate a head of state are true — but the target was Cuban leader Fidel Castro, not Kennedy.

“They tried seven times and they couldn’t even wound him. … They couldn’t get rid of Castro, but somehow these same guys who were an ‘F’ there pulled off the perfect crime in Dallas, and 54 years later we can find not a shred of evidence about it. I just don’t buy it,” he said.

Ken Hughes, a presidential researcher at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, told CNN the files could shed light on the US involvement in the attempts to assassinate Castro as well as the US-approved coup of South Vietnamese leader Ngô Đình Diệm in 1963.

“There’s a lot for conventional historians — we non-conspiracy theorists — to look forward to,” he said.

CNN’s Eric Levenson, Melissa Mahtani and Allie Malloy contributed to this report., diamond, jeremy-posner, gerald-smerconish, michael-cnn-hughes, ken-shenon, philip-sabato, larry-

 

Obama, Hillary, and the cover-up-

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October 22, 2017

You can ask former President Richard Nixon if attempting a cover-up is a good idea. It has always been my opinion that he got nailed more for attempting to squash Watergate than the crime itself. It may now be that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are facing a similar situation with Russia and the Uranium One scandal. Granted, they will not have the liberal press hounding them as Nixon did, but this kind of corruption and betrayal of the Nation for a profit can only be allowed to go so far. 

Russian Scandal: As the old saying goes, it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up. That’s certainly true with the growing scandal over the Russians’ extortion racket in the U.S., possible bribes to the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation, and the FBI’s curious decision not to reveal the Russians’ activities and ties to the Obama administration.

This week, IBD discussed new reports from the Daily Caller, The Hill and Circa.com, of how the Russians, through their state nuclear company Rosatom, engaged in a campaign of bribery, extortion, money laundering and racketeering to gain control over U.S. nuclear assets in the private sector.

Aided by an American informant, the FBI gathered a mountain of evidence that showed, for instance, that Russia had corrupted an American uranium trucking company through bribes.

But that was the least of it. As The Hill reported, eyewitness accounts and documents indicate that the Russian nuclear pirates spent millions of dollars to “benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation.”

At the time this was happening, Rosatom was seeking to acquire a stake in Canadian-based Uranium One, which then controlled close to 20% of U.S. uranium supplies.

So why would Russian nuclear officials send money to the Clinton Foundation? As we’ve pointed out, Hillary Clinton was then secretary of state. In that position, she sat on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the panel that decides whether strategic foreign investments such as Rosatom’s will be allowed to proceed.

Despite the FBI’s evidence of bribery, extortion and racketeering, Hillary Clinton and then-Attorney General Eric Holder and other members of the Obama administration approved of Rosatom’s takeover of……

As Written and Reported By IBD:, the daily caller, the hill, circa.com