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.
PRESS RELEASE: Statement from Melody Benjamin, Home Care Worker, Regarding Trump Administration’s Proposed Rule to Silence Working People and the Supreme Court Ruling to Limit Their Power. https://t.co/vUKqtRTzxq
— SEIU (@SEIU) July 10, 2018
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.
President Trump Hits Mueller Hunt With Finishing Blow – Swamp Slugs Are Scrambling
The Mueller Russia probe just drags on and on and on. It looks to me as though Mueller feels that he can do pretty much whatever he wants, no matter how outrageous it is. He doesn’t seem to think there will be any consequences for his actions because everything is hidden from the public. Looks like he was wrong.
Earlier this week, President Trump took the historic step of ordering that the records surrounding the Russia investigation be declassified. That also includes the FISA warrant. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders cited “reasons of transparency” for the president’s landmark decision, as well as requests from Congressional investigative committees in a statement confirming the action.
Oh, to be a fly on the wall of Democrats when that happened. I could just feel their heads explode all the way over here. The swamp slugs are now scrambling to cover their behinds as their actions are about to be made very, very public. Trump’s blow to Mueller’s investigation could be its death knell.
Trump ordered the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to declassify select parts of the FISA court application that was used to spy on his former campaign surrogate Carter Page during the 2016 election. Also to be released are the FBI interviews with Bruce Ohr showing his and his wife’s involvement in the Russia dossier scandal.
But there’s more! All text messages relating to the Russia investigation from former FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are set to be released as well. We will finally get to see in context their subversive activities plotted and planned against President Trump.
There is going to be tons of unclassified information that will be uncovered. I have no doubt at all that this could throw the entire Russian investigation into utter chaos, especially when the true intentions of these corruptocrats is unveiled. Do you want to see real collusion? This is it.
From Fox News:
“The 21 pages only make up a small part of the 412 pages of FISA applications and warrants related to Page released by the FBI earlier this year in heavily redacted format. The June 2017 application was the last of four filed by the Justice Department in support of FISA court orders allowing the monitoring of Page for nearly a year.
“According to the redacted version, three of the declassified pages involve information included in a section titled “The Russian Government’s Coordinated Efforts to Influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.” That section includes reference to potential coordination between people associated with Trump’s campaign and the Russian election interference effort.
“The other 18 pages appear to relate to information the government submitted that came from former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled a dossier detailing the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. The document has been a partisan lightning rod since it was published in January 2017.
“Carter Page told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday night that the FBI’s investigation was “so incredibly stupid to begin with.” He added, “My biggest concern is all the damage that this did to the U.S. government [and] the mockery it made out of the Constitution and all of the wrongdoing that was done by various officials within the Department of Justice, the FBI and the DNC [Democratic National Committee].”
“It was not immediately clear when or how the documents would be released. A source familiar with the timing of the declassification told Fox News that they expected the Carter Page warrant application to be declassified first, followed by the FBI reports on agent interviews with Ohr.
“The source added that the Justice Department is working on a “compressed timeline” and they expect the first release of records in days or sooner. The text messages are expected to take longer because of the sheer number involved and the fact that Trump ordered their release without redactions.”
Immediately after Comey’s firing Peter Strzok texted to his lover, Lisa Page “We need to Open the case we’ve been waiting on now while Andy (McCabe, also fired) is acting. Page answered, “We need to lock in (redacted). In a formal chargeable way. Soon.” Wow, a conspiracy caught?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2018
President Trump commented on the ongoing investigation on Twitter, citing a Fox News report about Lisa Page’s testimony that there was no evidence of collusion before the Mueller appointment. “The case should never have been allowed to be brought,” Trump added. “It is a totally illegal Witch Hunt!”
Looks like Trump was right all along. Trump also pointed to a message from Strzok to Page, proposing to “lock in” an investigation right after Comey was fired from the FBI.
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff (D-CA) called Trump’s decision “a clear abuse of power.” But House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes didn’t see it that way, “Wow! This is a direct order.” Republicans, on the whole, praised President Trump for the move.
All of this needs the cleansing power of sunlight and transparency. President Trump was right to do this and Americans have a right to see what is going on in regards to Trump’s campaign and all this spying nonsense.
Lib Actress Thinks She’s Above The Law, Sends Threatening Letter To Trump – BAD Idea!
Out of touch, Hollywood elitest actresses turned far-left activists, seem content to use the platform afforded to them by virtue of their profession to spew politics at the rest of America that they clearly have no understanding of while telling the rest of us what we can and what we must believe.
Rather than entertaining, Alyssa Milano now appears to spend a significant portion of her time on Twitter, pushing the far left, extremist agenda.
She recently wrote in an open letter to President Donald Trump that was published on Monday in Bustle magazine in which she claimed that she and millions of healthcare advocates will “vote Republicans out of office in November.”
And just how pray tell is President Trump threatening American families? You remember that entire Obamacare debacle… the one that is “a fine, not a tax” and “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?” Well, apparently that is all somehow the fault of President Trump and his administration.
She states: “Ever since becoming president, you and the Republican Party have made it your priority to raise the costs of Americans’ health care by any means necessary — but the American people are not backing down.
My open letter to you, @realDonaldTrump.
You do not scare me. And I won’t let you get away with this. https://t.co/uZYZiqf0Q8
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 17, 2018
“A few months into office, you tried to destroy our entire healthcare system in Congress. Your plan would have padded the pockets of the wealthiest 1 percent by slashing over $800 billion from Medicaid and the health care that millions of working families rely upon. It would have raised health care costs up to 850 percent.”
Apparently, attempting to correct this giant financial mess equates to President Trump “threatening” the American people because he dared to try to correct the disaster that Obama left.
Milano continues her nonsensical tirade, adding:
“Thanks to the voices of millions of health care advocates across the country, you and the Republican Party were stopped, but your attack on our access to health care has only continued.
“In December, you and congressional Republicans pushed the GOP tax bill through Congress, giving even more tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations by forcing working families to foot the bill.
“And in just the last few months, you finalized junk insurance (the same scheme that nearly killed my friend Laura Packard) and nominated a man to the Supreme Court who has refused to defend the 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions and the right to safe abortions that all women deserve.”
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 16, 2018
Never mind the fact that Obamacare actually raised costs and conservatives and Republicans have called repeatedly for ways to reduce the costs for everyday Americans…
With nary a fact to be found in the entire ridiculous piece, she recites ridiculous and easily disproven leftist talking points verbatim over and over and over again.
Milano’s letter continues with its farcical estimation of the current situation and its roots:
“The American people overwhelmingly disagree with your attacks, but time and time again, you refuse to listen to our voices.
“This is the reality that you have forced on the people you were elected to serve. For the past year and a half, you and the Republican Party have tried to get your way and raised health care costs for millions of Americans by using fear, intimidation, and false statements.
“But no more.
“The American people are stronger than you, and we won’t let you get away with threatening our families, our neighbors, and our communities any longer.”
The lack of self-awareness displayed by Milano throughout her childish tantrum demanding eugenics on demand and socialism is truly astounding and it is clear that reality simply lives nowhere near Milano.
She adds: “There are two months until the midterm elections, and health care voters are not backing down. Across the country, we are are speaking out, sharing our stories, and mobilizing our fellow Americans to vote. Today, there are thousands of healthcare advocates literally taking to the streets in rallies and events across the country to stand up for our access to affordable health care.
“And in 60 days, there will be millions of us marching to the polls to raise our voices even louder.
“We are mobilizing, because when you attack people with pre-existing conditions — whether they are black, brown, or white — you attack all of us.
“You attack children with disabilities like my friend Elena Hung’s daughter, Xiomara, who was labeled a liability to insurance companies the day she was born. You attack people like myself who live with mental illness and who fight every day for the treatment that we deserve.
“And you attack brave Americans with ALS like my friend Ady Barkan, who is spending the last months of his life calling you and congressional Republicans out for attacking our health care.
“But in the face of your hate, we are not going anywhere.
“I am a woman, I am a health care voter, and I cannot wait to submit my ballot and change the tide in November.”
Clearly, Milano in her fact deficient tirade, failed to see that the vast majority of the hate and threats are coming from the left when former Vice President Joe Biden referred to Trump supporters “virulent people,” “the dregs of society” or when Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) encouraged her supporters to accoast Trump administration officials in public to harass them, or telling people when they “knock off” Trump, they should “go after” Vice President Mike Pence.
Americans with facts, brains, and common sense, on the other hand, think Milano is clearly out of her mind.
Democrats Just Set Washington Swamp On Fire With Supreme Court Confession
They can't have it both ways.
President Trump Hits Mueller Hunt With Finishing Blow – Swamp Slugs Are Scrambling
This is exactly what was needed!
Actress Sent Sick Message To Trump Supporters Across Her Chest At Emmys – Backfired Gloriously
Well, that didn't go the way she'd hoped.
Lib Actress Thinks She’s Above The Law, Sends Threatening Letter To Trump – BAD Idea!
Threatening President Trump is a really bad idea.
Feinstein Just Caught On Hot Mic Making Huge Admission About Rape Accuser – It’s OVER!
Feinstein stepped in it big time.