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President Trump Seizes Obama Slush Fund, Gives Millions Back To Taxpayers

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Since President Trump has been in office, he’s scuttled a number of Obama slush funds, saving us millions in doing so. Every time he does something like this, a little more of the corruption that was so rampant under Obama is wiped away. Obama hid things like this all over the place. People and entities were making money in a myriad of ways that straddled the legal boundaries by doing so. So, every time President Trump trips across one of these caches of ill-gotten gains, he does all he can to return the money to the taxpayers. I don’t know about you, but I love that.

The Trump administration announced yesterday that it was ending what looks to be an illegal Obama-era rule allowing unions to collect dues from state subsidies intended for home health workers, including family caregivers. It’s another slush fund and millions are being given back to hard working Americans thanks to President Trump. Federal law prohibits states from skimming money from Medicaid payments bound for independent in-home personal care workers. But Obama changed that in 2014. He created an exception, saying that states could divert some Medicaid money to unions. The corrupted theory was that these workers effectively were public-sector employees. This is how Obama twisted the law to serve his purposes and enrich his cronies.

Eleven blue states utilized the provision to raise more than $200 million a year for unions by taking it from health workers who often didn’t even realize it, according to top GOP officials. That’s called theft in my book. I’d be furious over it. Included in the list of states are California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Illinois. Illinois is now at the heart of SCOTUS rulings that strip power from organized labor. Republicans are pointing out that the Obama administration exception violates the federal Social Security Act, as well as the rights of home health workers. It certainly does. No doubt about it. Just when you think unions can’t get anymore corrupt, they outdo themselves with the help of Obama.

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Thanks to President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have begun the formal process of proposing a new rule to roll back the Obama regulation. “The law provides that Medicaid providers must be paid directly and cannot have part of their payments diverted to third parties outside of a few very specific exceptions,” Tim Hill, who is the acting director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, said in a statement. “This proposed rule is intended to ensure that providers receive their complete payment, and any circumstances in which a state does divert part of a provider’s payment must be clearly allowed under the law.”

GOP Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, stated that, “Union dues skimming diverts Medicaid funds from the very people that the program is supposed to help.” Exactly. This is a rule that Republicans have fought against and tried to get rid of for a long time. It is unethical and illegal. In a statement, Johnson said that he would continue to monitor Medicaid funding, “I applaud the Trump Administration for taking the first steps to rein in this abuse. My committee will continue to conduct oversight of CMS’s stewardship of Medicaid funds so that American taxpayers can have confidence the funds flow to those in need.”

In 2014, a Supreme Court ruling stated that home health workers couldn’t constitutionally be required to pay union agency fees because they were not public-sector workers. However, dues skimming by the unions continued unmolested under Barack Obama’s protection of the unions. Now, the unions’ illegal skimming is being shut down by Trump. Last month, the Supreme Court dealt another tough blow to organized labor in Janus v. AFSCME, which held that nonunion public workers could not be forced to pay agency fees to public-sector unions, either. Bummer for the communist unions.

Fox News stated: “It had long been illegal for unions to force non-members to pay for their explicitly political activity, but the Supreme Court’s ruling extended that prohibition to the payment of the agency fees, saying even those expenditures amounted to unconstitutionally coerced participation in the political activity of collective bargaining.”

SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, is not happy over this. They called Trump’s action over this a “broad, coordinated attack against working people,” and said it would hurt minorities. No, it won’t. It takes ill-gotten monies back from the unions and gives it to those that earned the money. “The proposed CMS rule, combined with the Janus ruling, are two more efforts by the Trump Administration and billionaire-funded special interest groups to silence a workforce comprised of 90 percent women, most of whom are women of color, and to reduce the power of working people by making it more difficult for them to join together in a union to fight to ensure that our loved ones can get the care they need to live at home with dignity,” read a statement by Melody Benjamin, who SEIU said is a home care worker. That’s sheer propaganda.

President Trump is not only cleaning out the swamp, he’s cleaning up Obama’s corrupt mess he left behind. This is yet one more instance of that. The unions may kick and scream, but their days of stealing from workers instead of protecting them are just about over.

 

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Libs WILL NOT Like What Trump Could Soon Do That’s WAY BIGGER Than The Border Wall

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Americans need to come first. I hope President Trump puts an end to all of this. Bring back jobs to this country.

Quite disturbing to know our private data is going oversees. Yes to the virtual wall!

From Breitbart:

Attorney Sara Blackwell — who represents American workers who are having their jobs threatened by outsourcing — says President Trump can implement a “virtual wall” to end multinational corporations’ business model of offshoring U.S. jobs to foreign countries.

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House on SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Sunday, Blackwell said the U.S. needs a policy that bans multinational corporations from sending Americans’ data overseas.

Such a policy, Blackwell says, would consequently end the offshoring of American jobs and bring jobs back to the country that were previously outsourced.

“If we put up a virtual wall around our borders and said, ‘None of our private data can go overseas, ever,’ all of those jobs would have to come back, they would all have to come back,” Blackwell said.

“And so we would have so many jobs back in the U.S. and not only that, if we wanted to do … if a company in Europe wanted to sell clothes to someone in America, they’d have to have an office here in the U.S. because our credit card information can’t go overseas. So we would add so many jobs to the United States,” Blackwell said.

“I think a virtual wall would be an amazing thing and would be the ticket to ending the whole business model,” Blackwell continued.

The outsourcing-offshoring business model used by multinational corporations begins by laying off American workers in high-paying, white-collar industries and forcing them to train their foreign replacements, who often arrive in the U.S. on the H-1B visa. Those H-1B visa workers generally work in the country for about a year until the job is moved overseas to developing countries like India, where foreign workers are cheaper.

Blackwell also called out IBM CEO Ginni Rometty — a multinational corporation that now employs more Indian nationals than American workers — for hiking her own salary while laying off thousands of Americans to send their jobs to India.

“IBM is one of the worst offshoring companies I’ve seen. And Ginni Rometty of IBM, she is friends with Ivanka Trump,” Blackwell said.

“I mean it’s like, can we please just everybody pay attention to what’s really happening? I have spoken to thousands of IBM workers who have been fired — not only in the U.S. but all over the world — because they don’t want to pay real wages,” Blackwell said.

“They want to go to these countries like the Phillippines and India, mostly India, to pay these slave wages,” Blackwell said. “And it is very scary what information is going over there.”

Listen to Sara Blackwell’s full interview here:

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POTUS Just Played His ‘Trump Card’ On Paid Migrants Who Rammed Our Border!

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A few months ago, Trump changed a law that was put in place by Bill Clinton.

Ironically democrats felt the law was way too harsh. Children were being separated from their parents at the border. After changing the law, border enforcement has seen a massive increase in families trying to cross.

Today, Daily Mail wrote:

Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to seal America’s southern border with military force unless Mexico intervenes to stop the flow of illegal immigrants traveling to the U.S. from Central America.

The stern, tweeted warning came as a group of more than 4,000 travels north through Mexico in the hope of reaching the United States, despite having no visas or other legal papers to enter.

Trump blamed his Democratic rivals for the resulting chaos, saying ‘they want Open Borders and existing weak laws.’

He resurrected the claim that launched his White House campaign in 2015, saying that ‘this large flow of people’ includes ‘MANY CRIMINALS’ and putting the words in uppercase letters for effect.

Trump on Thursday also renewed Wednesday’s threat to stop all payments to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, including humanitarian aid, if their governments ‘allow their citizens, or others, to journey through their borders and up to the United States.’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to fly to Mexico on Friday.

News emerged Wednesday that the number of illegal immigrant families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has jumped 80 percent since Trump ended his ‘zero tolerance’ policy in June, with U.S. Border Patrol agents arresting 16,658 family members in September. That’s the highest one-month total on record.

The Washington Post obtained unpublished Department of Homeland Security statistics and published them three weeks before a contentious midterm election, while Trump is urging Republicans to make immigration their number one issue on the campaign trail.

‘We’re getting hammered daily,’ said one Border Patrol agent in South Texas told The Post.

The new numbers also come as a wave of immigrants is on the march from Central America.

Thousands of people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are fleeing to the United States in an effort to escape the poverty and violence that has engulfed their countries.

The Department of Homeland Security, in a statement, blamed congressional inaction and said the high illegal immigrant flow would likely continue without movement on on Capitol Hill.

‘Our nation faces a dangerous crisis on the border that threatens American communities. Congress refuses to close catch-and-release loopholes in the law that would allow authorities to detain and remove family units safely and expeditiously. While we do not have official numbers to report at this time, current trends indicate enforcement efforts against single adults entering illegally have been hugely successful,’ said Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Katie Waldman.

‘However, the removal of actual family units, or those posing as family units, has been made virtually impossible by Congressional inaction – which will most likely result in record numbers of families arriving illegally in the United States this year. At the direction of the President, DHS is continuing to examine all options to secure the border and keep American communities safe, including working with our partners in Central America and Mexico.’

The new numbers have left the president furious, White House aides told the Post.

‘We’re actually getting crushed,’ said one.

Trump is said to be considering reinstating the controversial separation policy that was criticized by members of his own party and the first lady. He sees ‘zero tolerance’ as the one thing that worked.

Trump has received regular updates on the stats and has told senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, who has taken the lead on immigration issues, and Chief of Staff John Kelly that something has to change.

He tweeted about on Wednesday morning, pushing Republicans to make immigration an issue in the November election.

‘Hard to believe that with thousands of people from South of the Border, walking unimpeded toward our country in the form of large Caravans, that the Democrats won’t approve legislation that will allow laws for the protection of our country. Great Midterm issue for Republicans!,’ he tweeted Wednesday morning.

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