Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Trump's Running Mate Is Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

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Trump’s Brilliant VP Choice In Our Globalist Society
By Kelleigh Nelson
July 18, 2016
NewsWithViews.com
"The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining super capitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control.... Do I mean conspiracy? Yes, I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent." —Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, allegedly killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was allegedly shot down by the Soviets.
While running errands today, I was listening to Alex Jones’ show hoping to hear an update from frequent guest, Roger Stone. Instead, I heard Jesse Ventura spouting his diatribe against Donald J. Trump. He stated that both Trump and Hillary have massive negatives, and he wants the public to vote for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian party, so as to divide the electoral college so no one wins. He also stated that we need to get rid of the electoral college and go to a popular vote.
Gary Johnson is the former governor of New Mexico, he is pro-abortion, for a Constitutional Convention, for a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, and pro-gay marriage.
As for the electoral college, does anyone in America even know why our founders put it in the Constitution? Only 25 of the top 75 universities in America even teach American history anymore! Please read this brilliant expose of the push for the popular vote and the elimination of the electoral college by retired attorney and federalist papers expert, Publius Huldah. The electoral college protects the smaller states and gives them equal voice in the elections. Our founders were brilliant men, something lacking in today’s political realm.
Trusting Trump
Do I trust Donald J. Trump to do what he said he’d do? Do I trust Donald J. Trump to stand by the policies he stated in his book, Crippled America? Do I trust Donald J. Trump to choose the right people for every position he needs to fill as president?
The answer is a resounding YES, I TRUST MR. TRUMP!
Do I agree with all of them? Of course not, but I trust Mr. Trump’s ability to do what he says he will do, and he’s a heck of a lot savvier than I am.
Okay people, let’s get it together here. In the political society we have today, there are very few people to choose from who would be hailed as wonderful by those of us who know more than the average citizen. The political realm is nearly all globalist, and if you haven’t seen that by now, you need to get your head out of the sand. Left and right, Dems and Repubs, are both in on the same agenda, and that includes the phony “Christian” right. So choosing someone for top spots in the Trump administration is not going to be easy.
Will Trump make mistakes? Of course he will, but he will remedy those mistakes and make it right. Remember, Trump has no problem saying, “You’re fired.”
The Top Choices for VP
In my previous article, Three Vital Considerations for Trump’s VP Choice, I said there were three men who were my top choices. The first was Senator Sessions, the second was LTG Michael T. Flynn. Both men would have been superb and served Mr. Trump well. And there was a third choice who hasn’t been mentioned.
Long discussions ensued with Senator Sessions, and they came to the conclusion that he was needed more in the Senate than in the White House, albeit he was first choice.
The second choice, and a man I greatly admire, was LTG Michael Flynn. I believe Mr. Flynn would have been the VP had he not taken a middle of the road answer when asked about pro-life/abortion. The one-issue voters would not have taken to him, despite the fact that Flynn is the best choice we have to oversee and eliminate the Islamic invasion in America. He would have freed up Mr. Trump to tackle other overwhelming problems facing our country. I hope he will have a spot in Trump’s administration.
Uniting the GOP with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence
Pence is Mr. Trump’s ultimate choice, and in fact, it was brilliant. He has succeeded in greasing the skids to the nomination and his election. The globalist enemies of Mr. Trump, Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, and delegate Bruce Ash of Arizona, (who called for the execution of the entire Trump campaign), along with the Christian right evangelicals, are endorsing Governor Pence. Trump gave them one of their own, albeit a weaker specimen, and one who happens to be a strong pro-lifer. Mr. Trump said he would unite the party, and it looks as though he is doing just that.
I would have much preferred to see the men I mentioned above, or even Rudy Giuliani, who has massive name recognition and is beloved by all America for his actions after 9/11. Rudy would have accepted I’m sure, and despite being a liberal Republican, the American people would have accepted him gladly.
Too many people do not know Mike Pence, but they will soon enough. I just pray that Trump changes and encourages Pence, and that this is not a Reagan/Bush type alliance. We don’t want 8 years of President Trump to be undone by the following 8 years of Mike Pence.
One must always remember that Trump is not only a great negotiator, not only a multi-billionaire in his own right, not only the father of very successful and brilliant children, but Trump himself is always five to ten chess moves ahead of everyone else. So whatever you’re thinking, relax and watch, because this man knows exactly what he’s doing.
Does this old saying ring any bells? “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.”
Ann Coulter broke with Donald over his choice of VP, but know that Ann is a publicity whore, and she endorsed McConnell for Senate…so give it little credence.
The backlash from Hillary has already begun. She has slammed Pence for saying, “I long for the day Roe is in the ash heap of history.” And she’s losing support! Hillary cannot step foot in our White House ever again, or this nation is finished!
Thank God VP is Not Newt
The media just foamed at the mouth constantly pushing Gingrich for VP, but those of us who do our homework know all about Newt. Dozens of people have written about him, including yours truly, Steve Farrell in his 8 part article, and fellow researcher, Devvy Kidd. I detest this CFR globalist lump of humanity who divorced two wives, one after she became ill. Needless to say, he’s not a “family values” type of guy. Had Newt been the VP choice, I would be afraid of another JFK/LBJ scenario.
• In 1968 he was the Southern regional director for the brief and unsuccessful presidential campaign of the liberal Nelson Rockefeller.
• In 1976, Gingrich ran for Congress, emphasizing environmentalist and “reform” themes, and enlisting significant support from liberal Democrats.
• Gingrich wrote the foreword for Alvin and Heidi Toffler’s Third Wave book, Creating a New Civilization, and has been in this camp since the 70s. Few people realize he wants to rid us of our Constitution and private property rights.
• He voted Yea to the creation of the Dept. of Education
• He voted YEA to designating 68 million acres as Federal protected wilderness.
• Gingrich is pro-amnesty, pro-foreign aid, and pro-Obamacare.
• Newt is also big on trade agreements.
• He voted for Public Law 101-216, which eliminates all armaments, including those of private citizens. This was signed into law by George H.W. Bush.
• Worst of all, he actually called Mr. Trump’s statements about the judge hearing his Trump University case, “utterly stupid,” when the statements made by Mr. Trump, regarding the judge, were spot on.
Sean Hannity strongly promoted Gingrich, so much so that according to CNN, he flew Newt to Indianapolis for the final meeting with Trump. I cannot see where Newt would match up to any of Mr. Trump’s policies.
Trump’s Administration Choices
There are some excellent people to choose from, and I’m sure many of my readers would have other suggestions.
Here’s a few of the choices I’ve had for various positions, but there are many more who could be just as competent and effective.
Dr. Ben Carson would be an excellent choice for surgeon general as long as he doesn’t make vaccines mandatory.
LTG Michael Flynn would be a superb choice for head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or the Dept. of Homeland Security, or any other intel position.
Rudy Giuliani would be wonderful as head of the Dept. of Homeland Security or Attorney General.
Palin says she’d gladly oversea the dismantling of the EPA.
There are so many administrative areas to be filled, and I’m sure Mr. Trump is thinking about great choices to fill all of them. But first, we need to get him elected!
Conclusion
More and more endorsements are coming in from people you’d expect would reject Mr. Trump. It is because they see the real man and his goals for America.
Right now however, he has to conquer the Convention and gain the nomination despite the likes of phony conservative, Senator Mike Lee of Utah.
Mr. Trump is the people’s choice. We need to sit back, relax, and watch him work. He would be a great 45th President of the United States of America.
[P.S. In order to wake up the population, we need to increase the hits to reach more people. Please use this material, and call into talk radio programs (like Rush Limbaugh) and mention NewsWithViews.com on the air while discussing the content of this article, write letters to newspaper editors, and speak to your friends. Spread the word, and in doing so, we have a chance to save America.]
© 2016 Kelleigh Nelson - All Rights Reserved
Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. Kelleigh is presently the secretary for Rocky Top Freedom Campaign, a strong freedom advocate group.
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The Gospel According to Governor Mike Pence
By David Cay Johnston
July 21, 2016
[OPINION: The views expressed by columnists are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Investopedia.]
If you believe America needs more corporate socialism, rejoice, for this is your time.
The Republicans on Tuesday night nominated for president one of America’s biggest beneficiaries of welfare for the rich, a man who says wages are too high. Donald Trump’s choice for vice president, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, lavishes tax dollars on corporations while eliminating food stamps for adults who cannot find a job.
The Republicans say they are foursquare for capitalism, private enterprise and individual responsibility. Then they go and choose as their standard bearers two men whose conduct establishes that they are true blue corporate socialists.
If you have not heard that Trump and Pence are true blue corporate socialists who believe in redistribution up, that’s not surprising. The news coverage of Campaign 2016 has been mostly about what Trump says, not what he has done.
But since so little is known about Pence, let’s look at his conduct.
Since Friday, when Donald Trump named Pence as his VP nominee, the news has been full of descriptions of Pence as a conservative Christian lawyer who lowered taxes in the Hoosier state. It’s true that he got the legislature to reduce tax rates, but there’s more to the story. His tax cuts heavily favored those with high incomes and assets, just as Trump’s plan would shower more tax relief on those on the highest rungs of the income and wealth ladders.
Blessed Are Those Who Don't Receive
But it’s the doling out of welfare under Pence that I found most intriguing, especially for a man who solicits votes by touting his Christian faith.
Pence last year cut off food stamps to more than 18,000 unemployed adults. About one in every six people in Indiana depended on food banks, a 2014 study by that state’s association of food banks found.
Pence said in 2014 that cutting off food stamps would “make sure that able-bodied adults know that here in the state of Indiana we want to partner with them in their success.” That doesn’t make sense for this reason: There are five Hoosiers out of work for every job opening, the latest state and federal employment report showed. In May 2016, more than 168,000 people were unemployed, compared to fewer than 34,000 job openings that were identified by the state.
Cutting off food stamps makes sense when there are as many jobs as people want. But where’s the Christian charity in doing that when, even with improved conditions today, some four out of five people looking for work are not going to find it?
The disparity between work available and people who would work if they could find a job is actually much worse than the official statistics I just cited. That’s because the unemployment figure does not count people who have given up looking for work, knowing their search is futile.
So while I am sure Pence scored points with the so-called conservative movement in America by cutting off food welfare, I don’t see how to be squared with his claimed religiosity.
What the Bible Says About the Poor
While our Constitution specifies in Article VI that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States,” and the First Amendment guarantees freedom to worship or not as one chooses, the law of the land does not prevent politicians from using their claimed religious faith to appeal to voters. Since relatively few Americans have religious training today, it is useful to put Pence’s actions as governor in the context of what the religious texts he subscribes to say about these issues.
God commanded, in one modern translation of Deuteronomy 15:11: “Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, ‘Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.’”
Proverbs 29:7 is also instructive. “The righteous know the rights of the poor; the wicked have no such understanding."
Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount, said, “Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you (Matthew 5:42).”
And then at James 2:14-17: “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,’ and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.’”
Reporters who know their Bible should start asking Pence on the campaign trail how he squares his actions, such as cutting food stamps for the hungry when there is no work for many of them, with the appeals he makes to fellow believers.
Welfare for the Rich
When it comes to welfare for the rich, that’s an entirely different matter. Pence is big on corporate welfare.
Since Pence took office in January 2013, Indiana taxpayers have provided $818.5 million in subsidies to companies. That is only about a tenth of the largesse that state and local taxpayers have given to corporations since 1991.
You won’t find that total at the state transparency website on business incentives. But luckily people at Good Jobs First, a tiny non-profit that keeps track of subsidies, scraped all the data from the state website and put it into Subsidy Tracker, a useful search engine.
The welfare collecting companies only had to invest $397.7 million, at least according to the data posted in the portal’s summary pages and then made available for examination by Subsidy Tracker at this link if you click on “individual subsidy records.
Indiana under Pence has been exceptionally generous with its better than $2-to-$1 match of taxpayer money to private investment. Just about anybody with the skill to run a business should get very rich if – for each buck of their money that they put up – they get two bucks, plus a nickel from the taxpayers.
In one case a company named MacAllister Machinery Company in Marion invested $1.34 million to qualify for a subsidy worth $1million. That comes close to the terms under which the Republican convention main hotel was built – what I called a Commie Hotel in an earlier column, as it was built entirely with taxpayer money because no private investor was interested.
What Pence practices is not market capitalism, in my view, because it costs each Indiana household more than $100 per year to finance gifts to corporations, Pence also violates the biblical admonishment at Proverbs 22:16: “Oppressing the poor in order to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich, will lead only to loss.”
Indiana's Vanishing Job Creation
In book and many articles, I have shown from the public record that these job subsidies, across America, have done lots of damage and in some cases even resulted in fewer jobs. The Indiana record of state-subsidized job creation is so weak that, under Pence, the state’s give-away arm has been hiding the size of the corporate welfare it gives and whether the money actually created any jobs.
Before Pence took office, when Republican Mitch Daniels was Indiana’s governor, reporter Bob Segall of WTHR Channel 13 in Indianapolis took a film crew to locations where the state had handed out money either in grants, loans or tax abatements to create jobs. He found one taxpayer-subsidized job center was nothing but an empty field. And that was just one of many nonexistent job locations for which his investigative reporting won 13 awards.
Now you might expect a grand jury would have investigated and maybe indictments would have followed. It didn’t happen.
Reacting to Segall’s reporting, the legislature passed a reform law. When he took office, Pence promised to be open about job-subsidy money. But, as reporter Segall has since shown, Pence’s transparency is mostly sham, as you can see by watching Segall's report.
The state giveaway agency did not just hold back basic information, such as key wage and job-creation numbers. In many cases, it also started scrubbing the files, making completed and failed job-creation subsidy deals vanish from its website. That’s the kind of official rewriting of history associated with regimes more aligned with Marx, Stalin and Mao than Adams, Locke or Jefferson.
The facts show that whatever he likes to call himself, Mike Pence is a corporate socialist.
And while Pence is on the side that gives away taxpayer money, Trump has long been on the side of receiving it – in New York City, especially, with his Grand Hyatt Hotel deal worth at a minimum $400 million in welfare.
So rejoice, oh ye believers in corporate socialism, for the party of private enterprise has had its epiphany on the road to Washington and now sings hosannas to corporate welfare. Amen.
Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of an IRE medal and the George Polk Award, David Cay Johnston is author of five books. His next book, The Making of Donald Trump, will be out on August 2, 2016, to be followed by The Prosperity Tax: A New Federal Tax Code for the 21st Century Economy. He is a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Syracuse University College of Law and Whitman School of Management, and also writes for The Daily Beast and Tax Notes.


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