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The richest Americans pay the bulk of the federal income tax

2017 Top tier pays most tax

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Dumbocrats Strike Again

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Seattle’s tax on guns and ammo has impacted the city in ways the Dumbocrats never expected.

Republicans could’ve told them these things would happen, but they think we’re stupid and evil, so they never listen to us.

Increased taxes meant that shoppers simply went outside the city to get what they wanted.

  • Jobs at larger sporting goods stores have been lost.
  • Small gun dealers have been forced out of business.

Oh, and the real kicker?

The city has experienced a sharp increase in gun violence.

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Friday Mashup

Spraying the field and hope I hit something. The media never take any time off from their jihad to bring the president down. The Democrat Party doesn’t have to lift a finger.

3 Republican Senators reject repeal of Obama’s draconian methane emission rules

CAN YOU GUESS WITHOUT LOOKING? I BET YOU CAN.

President Trump has scored significant successes undoing the toxic eco-activist legacy of his predecessor, including the executive orders moving the signing of Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines forward.
However, it seems that he cannot rely on certain establishment Republicans to continue his efforts. Before reading this piece further, pause for a moment and ask yourself which 3 GOP Senators would, when given a chance to vote to repeal Obama’s drilling rules, would just say “NO”.

If you guessed John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Susan Collins, you would be correct.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/05/3-republican-senators-reject-repeal-of-obamas-draconian-methane-emission-rules/

Wisconsin Democrats still blaming voter ID laws for Clinton’s loss

The subject of “Why did Hillary lose” has become the 21st century replacement for Why Can’t Johnny Read, and there will likely be even more books written about it before this issue ever settles into the dustbin of history. Everyone seems to have their own convenient version of the story, but at least some liberals in Wisconsin have settled on a favorite old stalking horse… voter ID laws.

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/05/10/wisconsin-democrats-still-blaming-voter-id-laws-clintons-loss/

Wisconsin voter ID law proved insurmountable for many votersBut it is not hard to find the dying woman whose license had expired or the recent graduate whose student ID was deficient — or Harris, who at 66 made her way to her polling place despite chronic lung disease and a torn ligament in her knee.
She had lost her driver’s license just before Election Day. Aware of the new law, she brought her Social Security and Medicare cards as well as a county-issued bus pass that displayed her photo. Not good enough. She was turned away.

http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/In-Wisconsin-ID-law-proved-insurmountable-for-11133304.php

Betsy DeVos Booed While Giving Commencement Address at Historically Black University

Half the graduating class turned their backs on DeVos, requiring the university president to intervene. Many students and alumni had objected to having DeVos as speaker in part because they said the outreach by President Trump and the education secretary to historically black schools is an empty gesture. But the president of the university defended her work as a philanthropist and her commitment to education.

THE COLLEGE PRESIDENT HAD TO THREATEN THE RACIST SNOWFLAKES TO HAVE THEIR DIPLOMAS MAILED TO THEM

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/05/betsy-devos-booed-while-giving-commencement-address-at-historically-black-university/

NBC’s Lester Holt Interrupts Trump 9 Times in 3 Minutes – Gave Obama a Cake Walk Interview in January
But back in January of this year Lester Holt gave President Obama a cake walk interview.  Holt was nothing but agreeable with the former president who left office with the worst economic and foreign policy record in US history.

NBCNews.com on Thursday posted a two minute and 34 second preview clip of anchor Lester Holt’s exclusive sit-down with President Donald Trump. The clip features Holt conducting an interrogation-like interview in which the NBC personality interrupted Trump nine times and spoke over the president on many of those occasions.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/11/nbcs-lester-holt-interrupts-trump-nine-times-in-less-than-three-minutes/

Enraged Californians rebel against Gov. Brown’s massive tax hike on cars and gasWHEN YOU CAN’T GET A HANDOUT FROM THE FEDS, GET IT FROM THE HARD-WORKING PEOPLE. CUTTING SPENDING IS COMPLETELY OUT OF THE QUESTION.

In the two weeks since the Democrat signed Senate Bill 1, opponents have launched an initiative drive to repeal the $52.4 billion transportation package as well as a recall campaign to eject a vulnerable Democratic state senator who is seen as the deciding vote for the law.

“The voters are enraged,” said Assemblyman Travis Allen, the Orange County Republican behind the repeal initiative, which is pegged to the November 2018 ballot.

Gas is already expensive in California — the state vies with Hawaii for the nation’s highest per-gallon prices — and SB1 will make it more so by dinging motorists with a 12-cent-per-gallon excise tax hike on gasoline, a 20-cent increase on diesel and higher vehicle registration fees in order to fill potholes, repair roads and bridges, and expand mass transit.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/11/californians-rebel-against-gas-car-tax-hike/

Steve Schmidt: McCain, Graham, Sasse Might Want “Democratic Congress To Protect National Security”

John McCain 2008 campaign staffer & MSNBC “GOP strategist” Steve Schmidt said that Republicans who support President Trump have become “faithless to their oaths” and suggested some members of the GOP like Senators Lindsey Graham, Ben Sasse, Richard Burr, and John McCain might be forced to support the Democrats in 2018 on grounds of “national security.”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/05/11/steve_schmidt_james_comey_firing_an_enormous_abuse_of_power.html

NYPD cops forbidden from breaking up noisy parties
A new NYPD directive forbids cops from entering a residence in response to a noise complaint — unless they’re given permission.

The bizarre constraint is the result of costly, successful lawsuits against the city by homeowners who complained that cops barged onto their properties without a warrant, multiple sources told The Post.

“Parties will go into early morning, which will involve more drinking and neighbors getting into fights, resulting in more shootings,” noted another law enforcement source.

“It will be a long, hot summer.”

http://nypost.com/2017/05/10/nypd-cops-forbidden-from-breaking-up-noisy-parties/

Democrat Refers to Middle America as ‘Podunk, USA’

HEY, DEMOCRATS… THIS ATTITUDE IS WHAT COST YOU THE ELECTION
Remarks by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.) during a closed-door Energy and Commerce Committee meeting with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai raised eyebrows from those present.

The moment occurred when Eshoo pushed back against Pai when he was discussing expanding broadband access to rural areas.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/democrat-refers-middle-america-podunk-usa/

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Taxifornia Committing Suicide

Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. California has a certifiably insane governor and hordes of clueless nitwits infected by the scourge of liberalism. As Jesus said, “Father, forgive them. They know not what they do.”
They know what they do, they just don’t realize the consequences for their actions… or don’t care. It is unfortunate that the rational people of the state are compelled to suffer along with the young and the feckless.

Taxifornia Does It Again

Taxation: California’s far-left government has done it again. Not realizing its real problems are excessive spending on misplaced priorities, excessive taxes, too much debt and a far-too generous welfare state, its legislature working in cahoots with Gov. Jerry “tax-and-spend” Brown has pushed through the largest tax hike in state history.

In California’s one-party state — everything in the state, everything, is controlled by the Democratic Party and its union allies — the governor and legislature rushed through a massive tax hike on gas and diesel fuel along with higher car registration fees with hardly anyone realizing it.

The state’s already highest-in-the-nation gasoline tax will rise 19.5 cents a gallon, while diesel will go up 20 cents. Meanwhile, car owners will also see their registration fees rise from $25 to $175, depending on vehicle value. Electric car owners get hit with a special $100 tax, since they don’t use gasoline.

All told, the new taxes are expected to collect $5.2 billion a year.
http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/taxifornia-does-it-again/

Nearly $1 billion in side deals cemented legislative vote to raise California’s gas tax
“Democrats just gave us the largest gas tax increase in state history — a deal so bad they needed $1 billion in pork to buy the votes to pass it,” said Assembly Republican leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley. “California deserves better.”
Similar proposals have languished for years, but Brown and legislative leaders set a quick-turn April 6 deadline for action, hoping to pressure a compromise before the Legislature’s spring break — ahead of big debates to come in 2017 on the state budget and hundreds of bills.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/nearly-1-billion-side-deals-cemented-legislative-vote-raise-californias-gas-tax/

Republican Backed Jerry Brown’s Gas Tax for $400 Million Pork Project

One of the more prominent deals was the one that secured the vote of State Sen. Anthony Canella (R-Ceres), who was the only Republican in either chamber to support the measure, which includes raised fees at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

That side deal turns out to have been the costliest of all, amounting to $400 million in pork for “the extension of the Altamont Corridor Express, a commuter rail line between the Bay Area and Central Valley.”

Canella’s vote was crucial, because moderate State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) opposed the gas tax, explaining in a statement published by the East Bay Times that it was unnecessary to raise taxes rather than re-directing spending from the costly high-speed rail project.
There are no moderates in California…they just all come with different price tags

California’s Super-Bloom Endangered by Special Snowflakes

The significant winter rains that California has experienced this year has led Governor Jerry Brown to declare the official drought officially over:

Startlingly green hills, surging rivers and the snow-wrapped Sierra Nevada had already signaled what Gov. Jerry Brown made official Friday: The long California drought is over.

However, the state’s nature lovers are failing to follow some common sense rules related to enjoying the beauty and are trampling over the delicate flowers they have flocked to admire.

One of the most spectacular areas is the Wildflower Trail at Diamond Valley Lake, which is a reservoir outside Hemet. A portion of the trail was shut down March 29 and was reopened Wednesday, just five days a week. Extra staff has been added to the area to police visitors, and new signs warn people to stay on the trails.

“It happened sort of suddenly, people started disregarding the rules and trail guides,” Picht told the Los Angeles Times. “You can’t really blame them, but at the same time, we couldn’t allow that.”

In other words, these special snowflakes are killing the flowers.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/04/californias-super-bloom-endangered-by-special-snowflakes/

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Butch Maddow Serves Nothingburgers

This is already being compared to the infamous Whorealdo and the Al Capone vault.
Let’s try to start from the beginning:
Clinton ally offers $5M reward in exchange for Trump tax returns
Hillary Clinton ally David Brock is once again offering a reward to anyone who releases President Trump’s tax returns.
Following the White House’s release of Trump’s tax information from 2005 on Tuesday evening ahead of a report from MSNBC, Brock tweeted that he would give $5 million to anyone who would provide Trump’s “complete, legally obtained tax returns.”

NY Times Reporter Tells Deep State to Leak Trump Tax Returns – It Took Them ONE WEEK to Leak Them to Maddow
Last week New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof urged Deep State employees in the IRS to leak President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Responding to a remark by a far left Vox editor that “the IRS never leaks,” Nicholas Kristof tweeted, “But, if you’re in the IRS and have a certain president’s tax return that you’d like to leak…”
Tonight Rachel Maddow is going to release President Donald Trump’s tax returns on the air.
Deep State leaked the documents to Maddow.
It took them one week to leak the tax returns to the liberal press.

Rachel Maddow Goes for Ratings Hit by Releasing Trump Taxes… Massively BACKFIRES Instead
It was hyped for hours by the entire liberal fake media complex… MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow had obtained a leaked copy of Donald J. Trump’s tax returns — and would reveal them live on the air Tuesday night. This was it! At last this would be the end for Trump, Democrats buzzed with anticipation like kids on Christmas morning.
But meanwhile the White House had left Maddow looking like a blabbering fool by releasing President Trump’s 2005 tax information before she could leak it.
(The fact he paid income tax at a rate of 4% was blared on the news this morning as: ‘He paid a lower rate than half of America.The fact remains half of America DON’T PAY TAXES! They either don’t make enough or they don’t work, so they just push out kids to collect their EITC.)

David Cay Johnston Is The Reporter Who Received Donald Trump’s Tax Returns
“I was in Palm Beach on the sand looking at Mar-a-Lago, reporting on my next book which is about Trump, when one of my eight grown children informed me of what had come in the mail to my home in Rochester,” Johnston told The Daily Caller in an email Wednesday.

THERE IS STRONG SPECULATION THAT THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE MAILED HIM THE 1040 FORMS TO PRE-EMPT ANY PHONY EVIDENCE

Rachel Maddow’s career committed suicide live on national TV tonight
Big Trump tax returns “Scoop” flopped, bigly.
TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THAT FACE!
Rachel Maddow has a history of claiming big scoops which then flop.
There was the debunked 2012 big scoop about supposed GOP wrongdoing in Michigan. And the 2014 big scoop that the Koch Brothers were behind Florida groups pushing drug testing for welfare recipients, which was not true. We covered the Florida non-scoop big scoop, Rachel Maddow’s come undone with Koch Derangement Syndrome
THE MOMENT THEY ALL WAITED FOR:

White House Reporter Tweets on Trump’s Tax Return and Beclowns Herself; Lacks Basic Economics Skills
The forms showed that the President made $138 million in 2005 and paid $38 million in taxes that year.
Apparently some in the White House Press Corps are not familiar with taxes or economics. When the forms were released, White House Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks, April Ryan, tweeted:So in 2005 @POTUS was not a Billionaire. He made in 2005 over 100 million dollars.
IF THIS RACIST WHORE WAS WHITE SHE’D BE WORKING AT SEARS
The fact that the President reported over $100 million in one tax year in the 2000’s has no bearing on his net worth. As a matter of fact, there is no information in a tax form 1040 that give you any indication of an individual’s net worth. How could she possibly make this assertion with the information provided?
Also, Ms. Ryan somewhat contradicts herself by noting that the President made over $100 million in 2005. On the one hand she surmises that he’s less than a billionaire but on the other hand she claims he’s gaudy rich making more than $100 million. Which one is it?

AS YOU COULD EXPECT, BUTCH STEPPING ON HER OWN PENIS HAD THE MEME FACTORY WORKING OVERTIME.

There are times the president is truly blessed by the enemies he has. Their blind hatred obstructs their ability to see they are being totally played.

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They Still Wonder Why They Lost

Day after day you read the latest acts of violence, hate, and hypocrisy and it gets to the point where it’s hard to gin up much outrage. The democrats are a persistent bunch, however, and sometimes they exceed even their own subterranean expectations. Yesterday was one of those days.
Remember Tom Hayden? The commie asshole who was porking Hanoi Jane for a while? A woman named Janet Nguyen, who escaped Vietnam in a small boat with her family, had the temerity to criticize him yesterday. (Yes, he’s dead, but that doesn’t matter to the left.)

Democrats Forcibly Remove Female GOP California State Senator From Senate Floor
Will the mainstream media make Republican California state Senator Janet Nguyen a star like they did with Democrat Texas state Senator Wendy Davis or Democrat U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts for speaking truth to power as those liberal woman politicians were lionized by the media?
Video posted by the California Senate GOP Caucus shows Nguyen being forcibly removed from the Senate floor by Sergeants at Arms under orders from the Democrat majority as she spoke critically about the late state Senator Tom Hayden and his support for the communist regime in Vietnam which her family fled. Hayden passed away last October but was remembered by his Senate colleagues in speeches given on Tuesday. Nguyen chose to not participate or mar the remembrance of Hayden that day.
Complete video of the Nguyen incident was posted to YouTube by CBS Sacramento. Nguyen spoke about Hayden in Vietnamese at first. It was when she translated her remarks into English that she was shut down and eventually dragged away.

“Members, today I recognize in memory the millions of Vietnamese and hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees who died in seeking for freedom and democracy,” she said. “On Tuesday, you had an opportunity to honor Sen. Tom Hayden. With all due respect, I would like to offer this historical perspective …”
“Sergeants, please remove Sen. Nguyen from the chamber,” Lara said. “Have her removed immediately. Sergeants, please remove Sen. Nguyen, she is out of order…”
WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA, WHERE FREE SPEECH MUST BE PRE-APPROVED OR ELSE IT’S NOT TOLERATED.

I don’t have a violent bone in my body, but when I saw this I wanted to grab this prick by the throat and rip his tongue out.
This piece of liberal trash would be mixing paint at Home Depot were it not for his last name.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo Suggests 12 Year Old Girls Are The Problem If They Don’t Want To See A Male’s Genitals In Locker Rooms

CNN’s Chris Cuomo thinks that a 12 year old little girl is the problem if she doesn’t want to be in a locker room with a male where he can expose his genitals to her. He also said that if her father had a problem with it, he is either overprotective or intolerant. There are no words for the level of degeneracy this man has sunk to. What kind of society do we have when it’s not even a priority to protect our daughters from sexual perversion?









Texas policy forces transgender teen boy to wrestle against female athletes
On Friday, Mack Beggs, an undefeated high school wrestler from Texas, will compete at the girl’s state tournament in suburban Houston.
But unlike the rest of the teen’s female competitors, Beggs, 17, is a boy.
For more than a year, the teen, who was born a girl, has been transitioning from female to male with the help of testosterone therapy.
Some of Beggs’ female competitors forfeited their matches in the regional meet, reported the Associated Press, out of apparent fear of injury because the 17-year-old is taking testosterone that could create a physical disadvantage.
Beggs wrestles in the 110-pound class, where his record is 52-0.
It was the parents and coaches, Mack Beggs wrote on social media, that were making waves, not the kids.
“The thing is, we want to wrestle each other. I feel so sick and disgusted by the discrimination not by the kids, the PARENTS AND COACHES,” the teen wrote on Facebook. “These kids don’t care who you put in front of them to wrestle. We just want to WRESTLE. THEY are taking that away from me and from the people I’m competing with.”

Philly’s Soda Tax By Democrats Causes Massive Job Loss
If you’re thinking to yourself, “Wait, you can’t stop people from drinking sodas and also reap huge tax receipts on the sales of soda at the same time,” then you’re at least two steps ahead of the City of Philadelphia, and you probably know by now where the rest of this story is going, too.

Democratic Senators Are Avoiding Town Halls
THEY’RE NOT AFRAID OF REPUBLICAN PROTESTERS, WE DON’T DO THAT.
IT’S THE HOWLING MOBS THEY CREATED AND ENCOURAGED.
Democratic Senators have been avoiding town halls with their constituents, even though ten of them are up for re-election in 2018.
Only been a few have taken on town halls, the New York Post reported on Friday.
Hillary Shields, a member of Kansas City Indivisible, said that her Senator skipping out on an invitation for a town hall suggests that lawmakers are “afraid” of the people they represent.

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Two stunning examples

Judges are supposed to interpret the law according to precedents, not legislate or indulge in social engineering from the bench.  Here are two stunning examples of the latter from Dan Bongino’s Facebook:

1) When the Supreme Court ruled that the Obamacare penalty was a tax, they ignored Barack Obama himself who had vigorously argued in a nationally televised interview that it was not a tax. So, when it’s a liberal agenda item, the President’s words do not matter.

But, in arguing against the Trump Executive Order on immigration, the left and their judicial allies insist on bringing up Trump’s campaign language about a “Muslim ban” even though the Executive Order says nothing about a Muslim ban. So, when it’s a conservative agenda item, the President’s words do matter.

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2) When Arizona passed an illegal immigration law which mimicked federal law, the Supreme Court struck down portions of the law with Justice Kennedy saying , “The State may not pursue (immigration) policies that undermine federal law.”

But, now that liberals dislike the Trump Executive Order and the federal immigration law it is based on, they are vigorously arguing for a state role in national immigration policy and the courts seem more than happy to agree.

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The American people are WORSE off!

CtH: I didn’t do this graphic and I realize I’ve posted on this before, but whoever made it did such a good job, I wanted to say again what can not be said often enough.  I.e., REAL ECONOMIC INDICATORS show we are all much worse off because of Obamanomics.

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