Who needs to ratchet it down?

“As your congressman on the House floor, I will do anything short of shooting them. Anything that is lawful, it needs to be done because illegal aliens need to quit taking jobs from American citizens.” – Rep. Mo Brooks, one of the Congressmen at the baseball field shooting

also:

Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)

Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)

Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)

Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)

Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)

No EPA expansion of regulated waters. (Jul 2014)

Build Keystone XL; it’s now passed environmental concerns. (Feb 2013)

H.Amdt.219, an amendment to strip a particular provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, thereby preventing the Pentagon from considering allowing illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty into the military.

In a radio interview with the Will Anderson Radio Show, Brooks stated his opposition to undocumented immigrants serving in the military, saying, “These individuals have to be absolutely 100 percent loyal and trustworthy, as best as we can make them, ‘cause they’re gonna have access to all sorts of military weaponry—even to the point of having access to weapons of mass destruction like our nuclear arsenal. And I’m gonna have much greater faith in the loyalty of an American citizen than a person who is a citizen of a foreign nation.”

In 2010 Brooks signed a pledge sponsored by Americans for Prosperity to not vote for any Global Warming legislation that would raise taxes.

Brooks opposed the Electrify Africa Act of 2013 (H.R. 2548; 113th Congress), a bill that would direct the President to establish a multiyear strategy to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa develop an appropriate mix of power solutions to provide sufficient electricity access to people living in rural and urban areas in order to alleviate poverty and drive economic growth.

Brooks co-sponsored H.R. 127, which would have removed all funding from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and any amendments made by either act.

On May 4, 2017 Brooks voted to pass the American Health Care Act, which would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

In an interview in 2014, he stated that “8 million undocumented workers, 500,000 young immigrants should be deported”.

On August 4, 2014 Brooks went on The Laura Ingraham Show and Ingraham played Brooks a clip of Ron Fournier warning that the Republican Party could not survive as the “party of white people.” Brooks responded: “Well, this is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party… And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It’s part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, creed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things.”

Brooks voted yes on terminating funding for NPR.

Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion.

Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research.

No family planning assistance that includes abortion.

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Quote of the Day

“I’m Muslim, I’m Jewish, I’m Buddhist, I’m everybody ’cause I’m a people person.” – Shaquille O’Neal

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What $20 Billion Buys

Trump’s wall will cost $20 billion.

The new Evergreen Elementary School in Lake Ariel, PA, cost $20 million.

The wall is the financial equivalent to building 1000 new, state-of-the art middle schools.

There are 500 school districts in PA, which means the Commonwealth could build two state-of-the art middle schools in EVERY district for the price of the wall (or every state could each get TWENTY of their own if we aren’t greedy.)

The United States spent $14 billion on school construction in 2014.

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Meals on Wheels

Our relatively low income family takes enormous pride in helping veterans remain in their homes with a meal or two each day. It is a small tax burden we welcome.

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The Stink Found on High Moral Ground

It’s interesting to hear my close friends gripe about the “lazy” people their hard-earned dollars are wasted upon. These are small business owners who’ve put everything on the line to scrape by, have left blood, sweat, and a few tears in their wake. Calling a class of people lazy is, of course, passing moral judgement. To be clear, I’m a small business owner. I understand the complexities during tax time, even though most online programs have removed most of the accounting labor.

So here is a cold, hard look at the waste and fraud of two major entitlement programs (medicaid and food stamps/SNAP), compared to the amount of money unreported by small business owners.

First off, 71% of Americans have a favorable view of small business owners, which is 8% higher than church officials, and 10% higher than college professors. You are far more likely to get punched in the face for bad-mouthing the owner of a car dealership than if you slander the local Catholic Priest. And trash talk those lowly adjunct professors all you want.

But in the most recent data available, there was $122 billion of unreported business income on individual income tax returns. Fifty-six percent of sole-proprietors’ cash receipts are not disclosed to the IRS. Yes, more than half of the income taken in by small business owners goes unreported, compared to about 1% of wage employee income (due to the fact that wage earner income is reported by employers to the IRS.)

So what about all this cheating by lazy poor people? About $500 million (9% of the entire combined Medicaid/SNAP expenditure) was found to be “waste or fraud” in a non-partisan audit, and was confirmed in a government audit. The vast majority of fraud was committed by middle-class earners cheating the system. The waste was attributed to government errors in implementation at Federal, state, and local levels. Fraud was committed by the lower-class in 1% of cases.

Why don’t small business get audited more often? Because a business owner earning $155,000 pays a tax rate of 22.5%. If that person under-reports 25% of his income, the IRS only yields $7,800 for the effort. Thus, the IRS only audits 1% of people making under $200,000/yr, but 12% of those making over $1 million/yr.

The two most common reasons given by small business owners who have been caught cheating:

“We can’t survive if we don’t cook the books.”

“I consider it my money, not the wasteful government’s money.”

So the majority of small business revenue is kept hidden from the IRS. The justification for this crime is that proprietors cannot survive without cheating, or the government will waste the money anyway. And while only 1% of waste and fraud is committed by the poor, these mostly non-criminals are considered “lazy’, no matter their circumstances. The high moral ground occupied by us small business owners is earned – despite our crimes – because we work harder than others.

sources:
IRS
Forbes
Money
Small Business Owner
Time

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Message to School Board Members:

“We see the world not as it is, but as we are.” – Stephen Covey

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Are You Smarter Than A Physician?

The AJ Gaudenzi Vagblaster 2000

An example of school guidance to be followed.

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the withering hate argument …

“Which bathroom? C’mon, spit it out!”

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Trivia: Groundhog Day Lasted 38 Days. Kristallnacht Lasted 2 Days.

On buses, trains and park benches, Jews had to sit on seats marked for them. Children at schools were taught specifically anti-Semitic ideas. Jewish school children were openly ridiculed by teachers and the bullying of Jews in the playground by other pupils went unpunished. If the Jewish children responded by not wanting to go to school, then that served a purpose in itself and it also gave the Nazi propagandists a reason to peddle the lie that Jewish children were inherently lazy and could not be bothered to go to school. – historylearningsite.co.uk

On buses, trains and park benches, blacks had to sit on seats marked for them. Children at schools were taught specifically anti-black ideas. Black school children were openly ridiculed by teachers and the bullying of blacks in the playground by other pupils went unpunished. If the black children responded by not wanting to go to school, then that served a purpose in itself and it also gave the propagandists a reason to peddle the lie that black children were inherently lazy and could not be bothered to go to school.

On buses, trains and park benches, the LGBTQ had to sit on seats marked for them. Children at schools were taught specifically anti-LGBTQ ideas. LGBTQ school children were openly ridiculed by teachers and the bullying of LGBTQ in the playground by other pupils went unpunished. If the LGBTQ children responded by not wanting to go to school, then that served a purpose in itself and it also gave the propagandists a reason to peddle the lie that LGBTQ children were inherently lazy and could not be bothered to go to school.

On buses, trains and park benches, immigrants had to sit on seats marked for them. Children at schools were taught specifically anti-immigrant ideas. Immigrant school children were openly ridiculed by teachers and the bullying of immigrants in the playground by other pupils went unpunished. If the immigrant children responded by not wanting to go to school, then that served a purpose in itself and it also gave the propagandists a reason to peddle the lie that immigrant children were inherently lazy and could not be bothered to go to school.

“Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during shooting. Murray had to have anti-rabies injections because the bites were so severe.” -IMDB.com

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana

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Lady Liberty Tosses a Mexican Mom

Kid comes to America when she’s 14 to escape poverty. In order to work at an amusement park for minimum wage and no benefits, she writes a fake Social Security number on the job application (the number was not and has never been assigned to anyone). Regular payroll taxes are taken out of her checks up until she’s arrested and charged with felony impersonation, for which she is convicted.

For nine years by court order she reports annually to ICE headquarters. She has has no other encounters with police. She gives birth to two children while living in Arizona, where she’s been a resident for 22 years.

Yesterday she was deported to Mexico.

Go ahead and tell me this is the American way. And while doing it, message me your grandparent’s or great-grandparent’s names and social security numbers, and let’s take a close look at the circumstances of their arrival.

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