Russian Collusion Or Not?

For the last year there have been rumors the President Trump and President Putin colluded to rig the election.  There is an FBI Special Counselor, and both the Senate and House have investigations looking into it.  But the one thing not happening is no one is looking at this with any common sense at all.  So here I am.

In this blog I am going to go over some pretty simple points and claims that have been made and ask some simple questions about them.

First point: Russia tried to hack the election and stole DNC Emails.

Here is where the whole thing goes off the rails from the start.  Do you realize just how many programs there are out there that mask or change IP addresses?  Now if I was Russia and I wanted to hack the election or steal emails, why would I leave traces such as my IP address?  Secondly the DNC emails were hacked because they were phished, not hacked.  Podesta gave whoever took the emails his password.  But I go back to my original point.  Russia has been spying for decades, as have we.  Do you think we leave IP traces?  Do you think a skilled hacker sitting home in his basement leaves his actual IP trace?  This is where this whole thing goes off the rails.  Also you have Julian Assange stating up front and quite clearly the information did not come from the Russians, and I don’t really care what you may think of wikileaks, but they have not been proven wrong in 11 years, why do you think they would give up their reputation now to protect President Trump or Russia?  The Trump Administration is actually trying to put Assange in jail, so why would he freely admit something to protect Trump?

Second Point: 17 US Intel agencies claim they know Russia Meddled in the Election, oh wait, maybe it was just three.

This was the running story for almost a year, and is still used by Democrat pundits in the media as talking points, that it was 17 agencies, when in reality it was only 3.  John Brennan of the CIA,  James Clapper of the DNI and James Comey from the FBI.  Do any of these three gentlemen even have any credibility left at this point? So again, what real proof is there?

Third and Final Point: Russia Meddled in the US Election.

This one is easiest of all.  Guilty as charged, but then again so is every major country in the world, including the United States of America.  President Obama tried to get Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel beat in his election.  President Obama also told the British people they would be moved to the “back of the queue” as far as trade deals go if they supported Brexit.  Yet there was never any condemnation of that from the media.  Countries have meddled in other elections since there was modern day press and communication.  I am sure Trump showing so much support for President Abe of Japan, President Macron of France, his dislike of President Neito of Mexico will all likely effect those elections.  Not saying they will change a lot of minds, but some may be changed.  Though the reality of any election on a national scale tends to come down to personality, plans, proposals and agenda.

So can we just stop with the nonsense and realize we have a country to take care of?  ISIS doesn’t need to really attack us on the home front, we are doing plenty of damage to ourselves without their help.

Comments always welcome.

Twitter @RealDJSlash

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The Democrats, Party of Illegals, Not Citizens

The Democrats during JFK was the party of the middle class.  My how times have changed.  Now you have Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claiming she will shut down the government unless DACA is approved.  She won’t talk about cutting taxes for Americans, other than to trash what the GOP is doing.  She says in one breath the lives of the DACA recipients are very important, but demands funding for Planned Parenthood that kills children.  She wants, and this is a running theme among Democrats in Congress, that she basically wants open borders, a path for citizenship for those who have came here illegally and yet plans that look out for American Tax Payers don’t seem to matter to her.

When is the last time you heard of a Democrat talk about cutting spending?  The only time they seem to care if about the debt is when the GOP comes up with an idea to cut our tax burden.  They had no problem running it up $10T in 8 years, and $15T in the last 16 years.  Mainly they talk about more tax increases and I have to ask, what gives them the right to take more of our money?

The Democrat party used to say they were the party for the working man, now they are the party of the lazy man.  Their ultimate goal is to get as many people on Government benefits (aka Government dependent), so any Republican or person running on the platform of looking out for the tax payers is suddenly evil because they may take those “benefits” away.  The Democrats want to get as many people, both citizens and people here illegally living off the government as possible.  They are not the Democratic party, they are Socialist in sheep’s clothing.  At least Bernie is honest about being a Socialist.

Here is the oath that someone takes when they become a Representative or Senator.

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Yet they basically are wanting to systematically ignore or rewrite the Constitution.  They have become a domestic enemy because they could care less about the American people, and can even care less about American Tax Payers.  You have liberal judges in the system making law, not interpreting it.  You have Congress mandating health care, when there is nothing in the Constitution to support it.

So who’s side are they on?  Why take an oath you have no intention of following?  Why run to serve the people and then rob them blind.  And yes, I understand it isn’t just the Democrats doing this, you have so called Republicans on the Open Border train.

Not sure what can truly be done, because in a lot of districts/states, if you are an incumbent you basically keep getting elected until you retire or die, or really mess up, even though I am not sure that even applies anymore when you have Representatives Maxine Waters, Adam Shiff, Ted Lieu, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, Frederica Wilson, John Lewis, Al Green, etc.

I am just tired of seeing our so called Government ignoring the fact they are supposed to be working FOR us, not AGAINST us.
Comments always welcome

Twitter @RealDJSlash

 

How to Cut Down Mass Shootings.

First off the shooting in Texas was an absolute tragedy, with a ton of errors on what should of, could of happened to “stop” it.

First off this guy was deranged, yet calculated.  His goal was to shoot and to get away, or he would not have bothered wearing a mask.  The Air Force, during the Obama Administration screwed up by not reporting his Court Martial trial results to the FBI which would have stopped him from getting the guns to begin with.  But I think he likely would have found another way to get them.  Criminals are not scared to skirt the law to get what they need to commit their crimes.

There are only TWO things in common with the top 10 mass shootings in the last 20 years.

Las Vegas – 58 Dead.

Orlando – 49 Dead

Virginia Tech – 32 Dead

Sandy Hook – 27 Dead

Sutherland Springs TX – 26 Dead (so far)

San Bernardino – 14 Dead

Ft Hood – 13 Dead

Binghamton NY – 13 Dead

Washington Navy Yard – 13 Dead

Aurora Colorado – 12 Dead.

The only TWO things in common with all 10 of these murders.  First a gun was used by the killer.  Secondly they were ALL and in the case of Las Vegas I am talking about both the hotel itself as well as the concert were GUN FREE ZONES.

Now am I saying you have to arm every locale in the country? No, but I am saying the option should be there and no place should be listed a Gun Free Zone.  If you are wanting to cause maximum destruction you are going to go to the places with the least resistance.  If you have to wonder if the place you are wanting to attack might have someone armed there, you may think twice before going in.  Is that going to stop every mass shooting?  Again, the answer is no, because you cannot stop evil.  You could confiscate every legal gun in the country, and murder rates would go through the roof.  God gave us the right to protect ourself.  Not our country, not even our Constitution, but we have the God given right to protect ourself.

Thing is you have to have good guys with guns to stop bad guys with guns.  Mind you when those situations happen they do not get the same press as when the killer gets away or commits suicide, etc.  There are thousands of instances a year of good guy stopping bad guy.   The liberals are fast at the draw at calling out the NRA, but in reality none of those 10 above were members of the NRA, and in the case of the Texas shooting on Sunday it was a member of the NRA who stopped the murderer from killing even more.  Had he not been there the killer could have easily gotten in his truck and got away before the cops ever got there, and you never know when he would attack again.  Because his goal was not to get caught.  Why else would he wear a mask?  It was easy enough for him to case the inside of the church without ever stepping foot in it.  They put all their services on YouTube for those who could not go and to spread the word.  It was a small church so there really were no places to escape to.   If someone had been carrying concealed they would have at least had a chance.  That applies to all 10 of those shootings, even Las Vegas, because had the security guard been armed, or someone on the floor been armed, it could have ended the shooting sooner, especially considering the killer allegedly fired 200+ rounds into the hall before shooting out the window, because if the bullets could go through the wall out into the hall, there is nothing stopping a bullet to go through the wall into the room.  It may not have hit him immediately, but it may have given him more pause.

We do not have to turn the country back into the wild west, but people who want to responsibly carry, go through safety training, and practice at the range on a fairly consistent basis, should be able to carry where ever they want.  Because I am sorry, if someone comes in shooting at a place I am at, I would much rather at least have a chance to fight back, then to hope I become a helpless target.

When is the last time you heard of someone with a concealed carry permit actually committing a crime?  I can bet you now, you would have a hard time finding it, yet finding a case where someone carrying concealed has stopped crimes is fairly easy because it happens hundreds if not thousands of times a year .

 

Comments always welcome.

Twitter @RealDJSlash

Open Letter to Congress on Tax Cuts

To the 115th Congress.

I understand and appreciate the fact you are wanting to lower taxes,  It has proven on more than one occasion to turn around the economy and launch it into prosperity, but I do have some serious concerns about this process.

First off, I understand that nothing is going to be officially released until November 1st, but speculation in the media is that both SALT (State and Local Tax Deductions) and 401k donations may be on the table to be hit to cover the cost of the tax cuts.

I understand that both the House and Senate are ran by Republican majorities, so I was very confused why the budget increased approximately $300 BILLION from last year.  The Republicans are supposed to be the fiscally conservative party, so why is spending going up?

You say that you may have to get rid of the SALT and 401K write-offs to pay for the tax cuts, but I have not heard word from anyone in charge that you would also have spending cuts.

As a taxpayer in this country, I really have to question why you feel you need to spend so much money to begin with?  Do we really need to have $4 TRILLION in spending a year?  You are borrowing over a million dollars a minute, and I do not feel it fair that your out of control spending has already put my 3 year old son $60k in debt because you cannot live within your means.  You are spending approximately $12,300 per citizen in the country and I have to say, I have yet to see a dollar of that.  There are also 22 million people working for the government (not counting military), is that number even closely necessary?  That is one Government Employee for every 14.7 citizens, a little overkill?  You realize that is more government employees than either union employees, manufacturing employees, self-employed or all military veterans?

You can’t seriously tell me that you couldn’t easily cut 10-20% of the budget.  Either by negotiating better deals for costs.  Cutting out useless programs (shrimp on a treadmill, really?), and cutting out some government employees, especially the redundant ones?  I wish someone would do a line by line audit of the federal budget and spending, and I can only imagine how many billions of dollars have been mis-used and lost.  The IRS will audit citizens at the drop of the hat, why shouldn’t the government that is supposed to be working for us, face the same audit?

You make a big deal about how you are basically doing American’s a favor by cutting taxes, when the reality is, you shouldn’t be spending money as you do now, because it is OUR money, not yours.  I have lost track of how many times I have heard people in Congress talk about “Oh that program is only a few million dollars, or that program is less than .1% of the budget, so it isn’t that big of a deal.”  I bet if it was your money you were paying out you would care a bit more.  How about we save ourselves a few million and you work for free?  Would you care then?

Why do I and millions of families have to live by a budget and within our means, but you don’t?  I know we don’t have donors and lobbyists putting money in our pockets to spend other people’s money, but does it make it right?  Because the people who are suffering are the American people, you guys work half the year, have a staff both in DC and probably 1-3 more staffs in your home states (also paid for by us) and yet get nothing done, but more spending.  One thing I have noticed over the last couple years, if it comes to spending money, there is a lot of urgency in DC, yet if it is something to save American’s money, you take your own sweet time, go on vacation after vacation, and then have to rush back to DC to increase the debt ceiling or spending bills.

Here are some spending cut ideas for you.

  1. With modern technology you have no need to be in DC, EVER.  Fire those staffs and set up ONE office in your district for the House of Representatives, and TWO offices in a state for a Senator.  If there need for discussions on bills, arguments on the floor or votes, committee meetings, etc. you do them through Skype, or similar technology.  Saves greatly on both travel costs back and forth. Cuts down expenses for staff, and we will also cut your pay in half, because if you aren’t bouncing back and forth to DC, what is to stop you from getting a real job, so you can get an idea of what the constituents in your area are going through.  Plus cuts down operating expenses at the Capitol building.  The environmentalists would love it.  It would also kill the use for K Street and the lobbyists.
  2. Ban lobbyists.  You work for your constituents, not lobbyists.  End PACs and Super PACs, so there is no where for that money to go, and you can ONLY accept donations from your constituents.  No money from outside your district if you are in the House of Representatives, or out-of-state for Senators.
  3. The 10% rule, if it works for God, it is going to have to work for you.  The next tax rate for everyone, both private citizens, small business and corporations is 10% of earnings.  That is all the money you will get to spend, and you will have to live within that.  Imagine how many companies would come to the US with a 10% tax?  Imagine how many people may finally get their butts off their couches and finally go to work, instead of sitting home collecting a check, because obviously at 10% tax a lot of entitlement programs will be forced to vanish.  There should be more tax brackets, and no one should ever get a refund that is more than they paid in.  Why should we pay people to be a citizen in the greatest country in the world?
  4. If you use this tax rate across the board, even those wanting more immigration will win, because with the job boom caused by it, it will open the doors to LEGAL immigrants coming to this country.  But ONLY after the REAL unemployment drops to 5% or less. Which right now sits at around 8.5%.

The reason people say that the Reagan Tax Cut didn’t work was because the deficit exploded $2T in 8 years, but what is not taken into account is that after the Reagan tax cut, the money coming into the government went from $599 Billion in 1981 to $991 Billion by 1989, an increase of 65%.  But spending went from $678 Billion in 1981 to 1.144 Trillion in 1989 an increase of 69%. With a total of $1.5T added to the deficit.  Spending from 1981 to 2016 has increased from $678 Billion to $3.85T an increase of 568%, and I simply ask WHY?  Even if you say, well money was worth less than it is now, you would need a 5.1% inflation per year to justify the spending increase. When the reality is from 1981-2016 has averaged 3.03%  So by that justification the spending should JUST be $1.985T so approximately HALF of what it is now.  Tax revenue by the 3.03% would only be $2.285T had we kept going with the Reagan tax breaks.  So we would have a $300B SURPLUS right now.  I know I am getting a bit wonky now, but this chart shows where we WOULD be, had spending and revenue grew at just inflation.  Starting in 1981 for spending, and 1989 (after the tax cuts) to show where would be now, compared to where we actually are.

Book1 - Excel 2017-10-30 17.08.37   So as you can see by this simplified math.  Had Congress kept spending increases at inflation, not by feel, we would not be $20 Trillion in debt, we would have a $7 Trillion surplus and that is not including any interest on the surplus, or the fact that $7 Trillion could have been given back to the American tax payers and an even bigger tax cut.

Tax cuts are not the problem, spending is.  Until you are held accountable for this spending, this country is in trouble.  We are NOT an entitlement society.  This is not a socialist country.  Stop acting like it is.

Thank you for your time.

Comments always welcome.

How To Get The Debt Under Control

Ok so this may just be a pipe dream, but some days you just have to vent.

We have a $20.3 TRILLION debt, and it climbs every day.

The Congress spends money like a teenager with Daddy’s credit card at the mall, with his blessing to get whatever they want.

The problem with that it is the American Tax Payers who are that credit card.  To the bottom 45% of the people in the country this doesn’t apply to you, because you pay $0 in net payroll/income taxes.  So of course I can see how a lot of you may be just fine with the government spending what they are doing, because it isn’t your money.  Well not counting the ones getting a check from that government.

To the other 55% I have a simple solution.  We drop payroll/income taxes to 0%.  We add a 10% sales tax, so everyone pays for what they spend.  This way it goes back to what the Constitution wanted where you only get taxed once.  These days you are getting taxed multiple times on the same dollar.   So why not just do it on the money you are spending.

Yes this would cut the intake to the government to about $1.5T, the current budget is $3.8T and is proposed to go up to $4.1T so the next question is how do we cover the $2.3-2.6T left.  Easy, stop spending it.

Ok I know by now you are calling me insane, and I may be, but hear me out.  Get rid of entitlements.  Those who have paid into Social Security and Medicare up to this point, get out of it, what they put into it.  Medicaid, Welfare, Food Stamps, etc go away.  Now I can hear you screaming “but what about the poor and disabled?” do you realize how many charities and churches are out there? Right now the people who give to charities are probably getting taxed in that 25-40% range. If you cut their taxes, and they can donate it tax-free do you not think they will give more?  As far as the poor go, right now there is no incentive to try not to be poor.  You can sit at home and make more money than you could at a basic job, plus the more successful you are, the more you get taxed, so why strive to better yourself.  Take that crutch away.  If you are able-bodied and can work, work.  If that means flipping burgers while you go to school, flip burgers.  If you want to better yourself start your own business and do everything in your power to make it work.  I am guessing by now you are probably screaming “but what about their healthcare?” and again, this is easy.  Hospitals run for profit, if they don’t have insurance companies paying them, they will have to adjust their rates to where people can afford it.  The only reason college is as expensive as it is now is because the government got in the college loan business.  If a college knows the government will pay out $40k a year in loans, then they are going to charge $45k.  If a hospital knows an insurance company will pay $4 for a Tylenol, why only charge $1 for it? Of course they are going to charge $4 or even $5.  If you want the government to regulate anything, make them force hospitals to actually list the costs of things up front, on-line, including their success rates for procedures.  It would drive down prices from the start, because they couldn’t just hide behind insurance companies anymore.  Because I can almost bet you that you pick three insurance companies, they pay different rates for different things, so in turn, they get charged three different rates.  If that was not true, then you would not have doctor’s offices that won’t accept certain insurance companies.  They would accept any insurance.

Oh yeah and while we are at it, let’s add a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.  I hear screaming again “but we can’t run the government on $1.5 Trillion” and I say, why not?  Cut the size of government and cut the entitlements and we would probably have a surplus.  Why do we need 23.4 Million people working in the government?  That does not include military, just government employees.

In the day of modern technology, why does Congress have to meet in DC, have a staff of 100?  They can do everything they do now through video conferences so you cut the travel expenses as well.  It would also cut the expenses of running the capitol building, and all the climate change people will be happy that less carbon is going into the environment.  Right now Congress works barely half the year, so cut their pay in half as well.  If they don’t have to stay in DC, they can get real jobs to make more money.  Ban lobbyist and lobby money.  Listen to the people, not the cash.  You want to run for office? If you are doing for a local office you can raise a max of $100k for your campaign.  If you are running for a state office you can do $250k, if you running for the House of Representatives you can do $500k, if you are running for Senate you can do up to $1 Million, and if you are running for President you can raise up to $100 Million and that is combined between primaries and general election.  Why the limits?  To force candidates to actually face the people who elect them.  To stop lobbyists from offering “donations” to get things done.  I give the $100 Million limit because I know it is harder to get around to all 50 states and all the people, so they can do more ads.  But PACs and Super PACs can RIP.

Are some people going to initially suffer when this is instituted, probably, but we have to end the hand outs.  Because it is not fair for the 55% to pay for the 45%, and it is none of our jobs to basically be the credit card for the hacks in office who spend our money with no real restraints or responsibility.  When I hear talk of cutting programs and you hear a politician say “well it is only $50 Million a year, that isn’t even .1% of the budget” that shows you where the problem is.  Every dollar counts, especially when it is OUR dollar.

Yeah I know this is all a pipe dream and will never happen, but you have to admit if you made it this far.   Sounds pretty damn good doesn’t it?

 

Comments are always welcome

Twitter @RealDJSlash

Where Did America Go? Can It Be Saved?

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First off because anyone says, “you are just an old man on a rant”, let me clarify I understand that times change, that there is more technology than there was in the 1900’s, 1800’s, 1700’s.  The Country our forefathers founded is barely a shell of what it used to be.

Breaking News, the Boy Scouts are now accepting girls.  OK I am triggered now, but not just for that reason.  The obvious question is did the Girl Scouts disband?  The answer of course is no.  So why make the move? Political correctness strikes again.

I would say it is safe to say the last 9-10 years in this country have led to the almost complete upheaval of the country we grew up knowing and loving.  I may be mad about the girls into the Boy Scouts, but that was basically more of a final straw.

I am all for equality.  No matter if that is gender equality, racial equality, orientation equality, etc.  The thing that I don’t get is how the LBG has now added about 100 different more letters at the end.  I get there are transgendered people who are going through the transformation and more power to them but I have a simple anatomy lesson for everyone.

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If you have done your surgery and changed your genitalia, then the previous rule still applies.

But here are the main issues that I am seeing.  241 years ago, this land was about country first.  Many people died during the American Revolution to create this great country. During the war of 1812, Civil War, World War I and World War II, many people gave up their lives, and many people at home sacrificed everything to help in the cause.  Did we have disagreements along the way, most certainly, but at the end of the day it was America First.  But to be honest it almost feels like our next Civil War is coming, and it won’t be broken down by states, it will be a major insurgency from within.  The last time this country truly came together was September 11, 2001.  It took almost 3,000 people to die to accomplish that.  The country has quickly gone downhill since then.

First off we got into a war we had no business in, Iraq never bombed us, George W Bush just wanted to finish what Daddy Bush had failed to do.  Was Saddam Hussein a good guy? No, but what real threat was he to America?  Why did 9/11 happen? Because Bill Clinton never went after Osama Bin Laden after the Cole, which just gave Bin Laden a belief he could do more so he did.  Of course Obama wasn’t any better as he started his apology tour and pulled troops out of Iraq giving ISIS room to grow. So this isn’t just a GOP or Dem problem, both parties have been just as guilty of distracting the real issues.

With the growth of technology ideas like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat it gave birth and air to the land of the troll.  While at the same time suffocating real human interaction.  No one talks anymore, it is text messages, selfies and puppy snap filters.

You also have video games, which started as Pac-Man, Asteroids. etc, that were pretty family friendly and harmless, and now you have Grand Theft Auto, Doom, Call Of Duty, etc, they have totally changed how children, and even some adults live a life where breaking the law and killing are ok, no big deal, and even rewarded.

Next issue is that you really don’t have kids playing together outside anymore.  Which again affects social skills.  Plus do you see kids talking anymore or just with their face in their phones? Speaking of phones, of the cellular variety, it may be more convenient, but I think people did just fine when there were pay phones, and probably did just fine before phones at all.  It forced people to find ways to communicate face to face.

When is the last time you sat down and wrote and mailed a letter? (Email doesn’t count).

When is the last time you actually sat down and read a book?(Kindle doesn’t count, real paper)

For those of you aged 30 or less barely know of a life without a computer, or cell phone, or the internet or video games.  You don’t even have to go to theaters anymore to watch movies, because give them a few weeks and they are on Netflix or Amazon Prime.  You also don’t know about riding your bike with your friends (no helmets) and doing all kind of different tricks, (that was also before freestyle bikes made for tricks were common).  Where if you wanted to get in contact with your friends you had to beg your parents to phone line in your room, you had to use the family phone, or you had to get off your butt and walk to their house.  But it also taught us respect, responsibility and manners.  Because back then if you were grounded, you were cut off from the real world.  Now if you are grounded, between emails, texts, etc, there really is no difference.

America has almost always had the attitude that we could fight amongst ourselves but no one better mess with any of us.  Now you have people who are fans of the North Korean leader who is wanting to destroy us than they are our own President.  I get it if you don’t like President Trump, but unless you have denounced your citizenship and moved elsewhere he is your president.

I have not been a fan of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush or Barack Obama, but I never wished for any of them to fail.  Because if they fail it is we the American People who suffer.

I can honestly say that America is more divided now than at any point of my lifetime.  Of course I did not live during the Civil Rights fight, or the Civil War, so I can only relate back to 1970.  In my lifetime I cannot remember so much identity politics either.  I do not believe in hyphens, and I really wish less people lived by them.  Because no matter if you call yourself African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Italian-American, German-American and the list goes on and on, if you are a citizen of this country all you really are in American.  But we have let our politicians and government attempt to put us into a box based on our hyphen.  Ask yourself this.  Why do polls do breakdown by race and sex?  Because they want to lump groups together.  Why do you hear all the time about Democrats talking about “___________-Americans are being discriminated and we are the only ones who care”.  Because in reality they want to keep hyphens in their boxes.  President Obama was probably the worst at actually doing this, and Hillary Clinton tried and failed to follow in his footsteps using that step.  She tried playing both the female card and race card.  They gave legitimacy to both Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA and turned Colleges from places of learning, diverse opinions, free speech and discussions, into safe spaces, only one point of view, and micro aggressions.  You have sports going from places where party didn’t matter, and it was all about team, to taking a knee, disgracing the flag and making political points during the National Anthem, while totally disrespecting the veterans, flag and country in the process.  They say they stand for police brutality, which stats prove is a false narrative, racial inequality which honestly Democrats have both created and held minorities down by making them dependent on the government and give them no incentive to take care of themselves or better themselves.  You have a music culture, and I am using that term lightly when mentioning rap, that glorifies drugs, killing, racism (because there is no requirement to have to be white to be a racist, anyone can do it), degrading females and yourself.

I am really starting to wonder if this can even be fixed anymore?  But I do worry about it.  I have a three year old son, that I would prefer to be homeschooled so he can actually learn real history, not the liberal narrative.  Honestly I don’t really even see a need to send him to college, because what would he really learn?  And my guess, if the government keeps pumping money into colleges, his degree would probably cost $1 million by the time he is old enough to go to college.

I really want to see America come together again, and I hope it does not take something horrific to do that, though I fear it will, and honestly at this point, not even sure that would work.

Comments are always welcome

Twitter @RealDJSlash

The Professional Politicians

Welcome to Swamp Central.

You would think the people who are supposed to represent the people should have actually worked in the private sector first.  It would make sense, if you are going to stand up for the common man and woman, you too would have been in their shoes at one point or another and have to live check to check.  To really get an idea what “real life” is all about.  But lo and behold you just have to look at the Senate to see just how disconnected they are from the people.  There are 100 Senators in office, (I would do the house too, but I don’t have that kind of time).

Let’s look state by state at those who are in the Senate who have never had a real job.

Alabama: Richard Shelby (R) Graduated law school in 1963 and has always worked for the government.

California: Dianne Feinstein (D) Graduated from Standford and went straight to work for the Government. Kamala Harris (D) Graduated from Law School and went to work for the Government.

Colorado: Cory Gardner (R) Graduated from Law School and went to work for the government.

Connecticut: Chris Murphy (D) Another graduating law school and going to work for the government.

Florida: Marco Rubio (R) Law School to Government work.

Hawaii: Brian Schatz (D) Only possible real work was working for/running non-profits. Mazie Hirono (D) Law School to Government work.

Idaho: Jim Risch (R) Law School to Government work

Illinois: Dick Durbin (D) Law School to Government work.

Indiana: Joe Donnelly (D)  Law School to Government work.

Iowa: Chuck Grassley (R) Right from College to running for office.

Kansas: Jerry Moran (R) Law School to Government work

Kentucky: Leader Mitch McConnell (R) Yes even he did the Law School to Government work route.

Maine: Susan Collins (R) Law School to Government work

Maryland: Ben Cardin (D) Actually ran for office before finishing Law School and won. Chris Van Hollen (D) Another Law School to Government work.

Michigan: Debbie Stabenow (D) Ran for office while in grad school.

Missouri: Claire McCaskill (D) Law School to Government work

Nevada: Catherine Cortez Masto (D) Law School to Government Work

New Jersey: Bob Menendez (D) ran for office at 20 and won, been in Goverment ever since, well at least until he goes to jail.  Cory Booker (D) Law School to Government work.

New Mexico: Tom Udall (D) Law School to Government work. Martin Heinrich (D) 5 years at a non-profit to government work.

New York: Chuck Schumer (D) You were really surprised his name was here?

North Dakota: Heidi Heitkamp (D) Law School to Government work.

Ohio: Sherrod Brown (D) Master Degree to Government work.

Oregon: Jeff Merkley (D) Law School to Government work.

Rhode Island: Sheldon Whitehouse (D) Law School to Government work.

South Dakota: John Thune (R) Master Degree to Government work.

Tennessee: Lamar Alexander (R) Law School to Government work.

Texas: John Cornyn (R) Law School to Government work. Ted Cruz (R) Law School to Government work.

Utah: Mike Lee (R) Law School to Government work.

Vermont: Patrick Leahy (D) Law School to Government work.

Washington: Maria Cantwell (D) Bachelors Degree to Government Work.

Wisconsin: Tammy Baldwin (D) Elected to an office after getting her BA and got her Law Degree while in office.

So that is 34 out of 100 who have never had a real job, 12 Republicans and 22 Democrats, and that includes the Majority Leader and Minority Leader.  The sad truth is we are the only ones who can Drain The Swamp.  Naturally they won’t do term limits, because they want the job security.  We need real people, serving the people in Congress.

As always comments are always welcome.

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