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9 July 2004 – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory opinion today that Israel’s building of a barrier in the occupied Palestinian territory is illegal and said construction must stop immediately and Israel should make reparations for any damage caused.
Responding to a request from the United Nations General Assembly, the World Court’s opinion said the Assembly and the Security Council should consider what steps to take “to bring to an end the illegal situation resulting from the construction of the wall and the associated régime, taking due account of the present Advisory Opinion.”
By a majority of 14 to 1, the judges found that the barrier’s construction breaches international law, saying it violated principles outlined in the UN Charter and long-standing global conventions that prohibit the threat or use of force and the acquisition of territory that way, as well as principles upholding the right of peoples to self-determination.
Observing that 80 per cent of Israeli settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory now live between the barrier and the so-called Green Line marking the 1949 boundary of Israel, the Court said the structure’s route could “prejudge the future frontier between Israel and Palestine.”
The ICJ – the UN’s principal judicial organ – said construction “would be tantamount to de facto annexation” as it explained that the barrier could create a potentially permanent “fait accompli” on the ground.
The judges noted that, combined with the Israeli settlements, which have been deplored by the Security Council, the barrier’s construction alters the demographic composition of the occupied Palestinian territory and impedes the Palestinians’ right to self-determination.
Concluding that Israel could not rely on a right of self-defence or on a state of necessity to justify the barrier, the Court said it was not convinced the specific route chosen was necessary for security reasons.
The judges also said Israel is obliged to stop construction immediately and dismantle the sections of the barrier that have already been built. They added that Israel must nullify any laws relating to its construction and make reparations for any damage caused by its erection.
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Voting 13-2, the judges found that all States should not “recognize the illegal situation resulting from the construction of the wall” and not give any aid or assistance in maintaining the situation.
The judges’ advisory opinion, released at the ICJ’s headquarters in The Hague, is non-binding. It follows three days of court hearings in February.
Last December the General Assembly, during an emergency special session on the occupied Palestinian territories, adopted a resolution asking the ICJ to urgently render an opinion on the legal consequences of the construction of a barrier.
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In order to ensure that college students are completely insulated from ever having their feelings hurt, a pair of social workers believes that everyone involved with the educational system should be required to wear name tags once a week for the entirety of a semester that clearly indicates their “preferred gender pronouns.”
University of Washington lecturer Justin Lerner and Simmons College professor Dr. Anjali Fulambarker published their manifesto on this topic in a recent issue of the Journal of Teaching in Social Work, in which they argue that forcing all students to wear gender pronoun name tags will help to sanitize classrooms of “microaggressions” while helping students to “avoid being mislabeled.”
Entitled “Beyond Diversity and Inclusion: Creating a Social Justice Agenda in the Classroom,” the paper also says that professors should establish certain “group guidelines” in order to cater to the “comfort” of students who might become offended if someone refers to them by their biological genders as opposed to whatever made-up genders they created in their own heads.
“Creating a classroom climate based on principles of social justice is central to our core professional values of social justice, dignity and worth of a person, and the importance of human relationships,” the two SJWs say about their mission, adding that the endgame is to “move society closer to a thick version of social justice.”
Educators need to discourage debate because it makes some people feel bad, name tag duo says
Their agenda goes well beyond just name tags, however. Lerner and Fulambarker also believe that teachers need to stop encouraging healthy debate over controversial issues in the classroom because debate “involves one person proving the other person wrong, or themselves to be right,” which they say represents “a zero sum game.”
“[Debaters] often are not actually trying to have meaningful conversations and promote stimulating dialogue but rather just to prove their opponent to be wrong at all costs,” the duo insists.
Further, Lerner and Fulambarker want teachers to start seizing control of classroom conversations that lean more towards supporting a conservative or traditional cause as opposed to one of the tenets of the liberal agenda. They suggest that educators start calling on students who disrupt the politically-correct narrative to “move out” of the conversation, while calling those who support this agenda to “move in.”
Just be sure not to say “step in” or “step out,” as opposed to “move in” or “move out,” because the former represents ableist language that might offend someone who is crippled or who doesn’t have legs.
The paper also takes aim at other “microaggressive” language and phrases such as “Pow Wow,” “you guys,” and even the word “American,” which presumably discriminate against Native Americans, non-U.S. citizens, and those who aren’t male.
A professor at Iowa State University ran into problems recently after using the phrase “you guys” in her classroom, after which she was presented with a student evaluation claiming that it was “sexist.” The professor, Jayme Wilken, defended her use of the phrase, which is commonly used in the Midwest to refer to a group of people that includes both genders.
“I explained to [the evaluator] that in linguistics, we uphold regional dialects and this is a feature of the Midwest dialect … I didn’t back down … Neither did he,” Wilken stated in defiance of her attackers’ militantly intolerant agenda.
Since Iowa State’s mission includes ensuring that its graduates are “prepared to be global citizens who are culturally informed,” it’s only reasonable that educators like Wilken maintain the freedom to use whatever phraseology they choose – whether it be a simple cultural reference to a group of mixed-gender people, or the traditional use of binary gender pronouns to identify males and females.
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WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his attack on his “deep state” Justice Department, and said a top aide to 2016 election rival Hillary Clinton should be jailed.
Trump, returning to Washington after spending the holidays at his Florida resort, posted an early-morning tweet lashing out at former Clinton aide Huma Abedin, apparently in response to Abedin emails released by the State Department on Friday.
Crooked Hillary Clinton’s top aid, Huma Abedin, has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols. She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents. Remember sailors pictures on submarine? Jail! Deep State Justice Dept must finally act? Also on Comey & others
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
The emails, disclosed in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the conservative group Judicial Watch, were uncovered during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to Politico, part of the FBI’s probe into Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state. Abedin reportedly forwarded State Department emails, including some that contained passwords, to a personal account. Trump and his right-wing allies continue to raise the issue.
Trump also said in his tweet that the Justice Department must act on “Comey and others,” a reference to former FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election until Trump fired him in May.
Trump, in tweets and interviews, has repeatedly sought to undermine his Justice Department and FBI as the Russia probe has intensified. He has criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions numerous times for recusing himself from supervising the Russia investigation, and claims to have the right to direct government investigations himself.
Last week, Trump asserted in a New York Times interview that he had the “absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department.”
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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This may be news to some, but the National Football League exists, in part, to influence legislative change. Lobbying Congress is now an important part of the league’s mission, right up there with the administration of a professional football league. That’s what we observed during the 2017 NFL season, when the league, players and liberal media all lent their support to off-the-field social justice crusades. The league green-lighted players kneeling, sitting and giving power salutes in open defiance of the national anthem, veterans and police officers. Commissioner Roger Goodell and players are pushing Congress for prison reform and other actions unrelated to football, and the league agreed to spend almost $100 million on social justice issues! All the while, the league’s popularity, ticket sales and television ratings plummeted. But who cares? The lib media loves the new face of pro football, and they love Colin Kaepernick, the catalyst for protests that angered untold numbers of fed-up fans who have bid adieu to the NFL. Following are examples of how the left-stream media covered the debacle known as the NFL and Kaepernick in 2017.
Donte Stallworth, CNN contributor, talking about NFL plans to get involved in social justice activism:
“It’s also, again from what I’m hearing from players directly involved in these talks, they’re telling me it’s also about the gender pay gap, it’s also about housing discrimination, they have so many things that they are interested in and advocating for and they want the NFL to take ownership in and help be able to use the NFL’s platform.”
Michael McCarthy, of the The Sporting News, complaining that TV networks were refusing to show NFL protesters::
“Three weeks ago, the NFL’s partner TV networks refused to show angry fans booing protesting players. Now, these worried networks are refusing to show any protests during the national anthem at all.
“The TV partners flushed players’ historic social justice protests down the memory hole in Week 6.”
Evan Grossman, New York Daily News:
“Honestly, what is more difficult to watch: An NFL player on his knee or one laying motionless on a stretcher?
“(Troy) Aikman, who has a well-documented history with concussions, has said he has no memory of playing in the 1994 NFC Championship Game. Aikman’s battered brain will never get the kind of blame reserved for Kaepernick’s afro for pushing people away from football.”
Harold Jenkins, Philadelphia Eagles, quoted by The Undefeated:
”We’re talking about using the NFL platform to talk about issues that are important to the African-American community, on top of using their legislative power to create change. The underreported part of this is the platform piece.”
Clinton Yates, The Undefeated:
”There was no responsible way around saying that Colin Kaepernick’s had the blackest year in sports. His actions regarding the national anthem in football have set off a flurry of activity so huge that every person in America has an opinion about his actions. On that strength alone, you’d have to say his protest was effective. I don’t care about the interior chalk talk of whether or not police are actually less racist. That’s not Kap’s job to fix.”
Stephanie Petit, People Magazine, on Beyoncé presenting Colin Kaepernick the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award:
The picture of Beyoncé and Colin Kaepernick just saved 2017.
Khaled Beydoun, senior affiliated faculty with the University of California-Berkeley Islmaophobia Research and Documentation Project, writing about Colin Kaepernick on Al Jazeera:
“For social justice advocates, Kaepernick became a hero, following in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali, John Carlos, and other athletes that seized on the field of play, and their fame, to shine light on the injustices endured by their people. Yet, for the NFL and its fraternity of owners, Kaepernick was a pariah that not only threatened the NFL brand, but the very lifeline of modern professional sports, and particularly leagues comprised of predominantly black and brown athletes. Those have been reducing the athlete into a docile beast for mass entertainment, and punishing those who dare to step out as critical citizens.
“By championing the Black Lives Matter movement and channeling his celebrity to challenge racial injustice, Kaepernick pierced the myth that sport is a field divorced from the bleak realities gripping Black men and women in America. And by doing so, he exposed that the very racism that inspired his protest thrives in the league that blackballs him today.”
New York Daily News senior justice writer and Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King announcing he’s boycotting the NFL:
”It’s racism. It’s bigotry. It’s discrimination. Period. It’s not football. Don’t call it football. If you call the decisions by 32 teams to not sign this man a football decision, you don’t know football and probably voted for Donald Trump. Nearly 100 quarterbacks — 96, in fact — are usually signed to teams in the NFL. That Colin Kaepernick is not one of them is disgusting.
”As a leader in the Black Lives Matter Movement, as a voice in the resistance to Donald Trump, and as a friend of Colin Kaepernick, I cannot, in good conscience, support the NFL any longer. If I did, I’d struggle to look at myself in the mirror.”
David Dennis, Jr., adjunct journalism professor at Morehouse College, writing on The Crew blog that Tom Brady is un-American for supporting President Trump:
“When Colin Kaepernick opted not to stand for the National Anthem, he was immediately marked as un-American ― as someone who was anti-troops and held little regard for America. … (Tom) Brady’s Trump endorsement, however, has been largely ignored when, in fact, supporting Donald Trump as President of The United States is far more threatening to America than taking a knee during the National Anthem.”
Roland Martin, News One Now, on Kaepernick’s prolonged free agency:
”Well, I think in this case here we’ll change our graphic, Colin Kaepernick’s not being blackballed, he’s being white-balled.”
William C. Rhoden, The Undefeated, claims Colin Kaepernick is acting in the great tradition of America:
“The United States won its independence, but we’re not free. … The apparent blackballing of Kaepernick is not about football. This is about the erosion of the American Soul filtered through the prism of football.
“NFL owners apparently don’t want whatever Kaepernick has — consciousness — to spread. Kaepernick is merely acting in the great tradition that fueled the Revolutionary War: dissent. A significant part of the public seems to have become anesthetized to the unnecessary use of force by police and perhaps to the idea that comfort may come at the expense of a fellow citizen.”
Christine Brennan, USA Today, writing on the exemplary citizen Colin Kaepernick:
”But to fail to acknowledge – and even celebrate – that what Kaepernick did was his right as a U.S. citizen is to ignore one of the reasons the United States is the great and free nation that it is.”
Harry Edwards, emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley suggesting the NFL hire Kaepernick as deputy commissioner; quoted by Christine Brennan of the USA Today:
“If for whatever reason Kaep is not on a roster during the preseason and for the regular season, I think that the league should offer him another position – deputy commissioner – if for no other reason than to have his input and perspectives on the management of emerging situations.”
Michael Rosenberg, Sports Illustrated, announcing Colin Kaepernick as the winner of the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award:
“In the last 16 months, Kaepernick’s truth has been twisted, distorted and used for political gain. It has cost him at least a year of his NFL career and the income that should have come with it. But still, it is his truth. He has not wavered from it. He does not regret speaking it. He has caused millions of people to examine it.”
Louis Bien, SB Nation, on Colin Kaepernick’s collusion claim against the NFL:
“Here’s how I hope the Colin Kaepernick collusion case plays out: There is a video tape, and on it, 32 owners are sitting in a circle in a dark Knights Templar/Skull & Bones/Stonecutters setting, wearing robes, and decreeing before a golden altar that no team shall sign Kaepernick. They then mutter an oath in a dead language of the ancients, and the camera pans to reveal Roger Goodell leather-strapped naked to the wall with an apple in his mouth.”
Robert O’Connell, The Atlantic, in defense of Kaepernick:
“Team owners and general managers who refuse to give Kaepernick a shot do so knowing full well that it harms their ability to compete; they would rather lose without him than win with him. All season long, his absence has been suspicious. Now, it is damning.”
In July of this year, animal rights activists were outraged to see footage of a group of men — referred to as the “Boating Bros” — abusing a shark while speeding along in a high-speed boat.
As Truth Theory previously reported, Michael Wenzel (25), Robert Lee Benac (28), and Spencer Heintz (23) recorded themselves laughing and smiling as they dragged the shark behind them. One of the men joked that the creature looked “almost dead.” They thought it was funny, whereas the rest of the world certainly did not.
After the video inspired outrage, Florida wildlife authorities investigated the ordeal. They found that the men first shot, then dragged, the shark at a high-speed. This caused its death. As a result of their foolishness, all three men have been charged with animal abuse.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office, all three men were charged with two felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty. CNN reports that Benac and Wenzel were also each charged with one count of illegal method of take, which is a misdemeanor.
“Because they first shot the shark, it warranted two separate charges for animal cruelty,” said Robert Klepper, the public information coordinator for the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Division of Law Enforcement. Each third-degree felony animal cruelty charge carries a sentence of up to five years in prison, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.
Insult was added to injury when the investigators discovered a second incident which occurred earlier that day. “While searching social media for evidence, investigators discovered a second incident earlier that day, resulting in an additional misdemeanor charge against two of the men,” Klepper said. “An issue like this is very unusual. This was a disturbing and disheartening video.”
Animal rights advocates are celebrating the development, claiming justice has been served. What do you think? Please comment below and share this news!
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Bexar County, TX — Media across the country are reporting on the tragic death of 6-year-old Kameron Prescott whose life was stolen this week when police opened fire on an unarmed woman suspected of stealing a car.
The mainstream media is reporting that Kameron was hit with a “stray bullet,” however, this bullet was anything but “stray.” The shot that killed young Kameron was deliberately fired at an unarmed woman. The officer’s gun did not accidentally go off. All of these police officers deliberately shot at an unarmed woman and their fear, poor judgment, and carelessness led to the death of an innocent child.
Now, the family is asking for justice to be served. Kameron’s uncle, Christopher Gonzales, says that he’s angry and saddened about the officers’ decision to open fire that day.
“It is shocking really,” he said. “It hasn’t even hit us to the full extent yet.”
The family had to tragically say goodbye to their beloved Kameron this week, who they say was always smiling.
“We all put our hands on him and prayed on him, stuff like that,” the uncle said. “We are that kind of family.”
Although Kameron didn’t live in the home in which he was gunned down by police, it was his father’s house and he was visiting him after getting out of school early on Thursday for Christmas break.
Gonzales, who is now calling for the officers who killed his nephew to be held accountable, said Kameron knew something bad was going to happen that day.
“He was saying to his grandpa that he didn’t want to be there,” he said. “All day, he was saying he didn’t have a good feeling. He was telling his dad he wanted to call his mom and didn’t want to be there. He just kind of knew it wasn’t going to be a good day.”
Gonzales has now gone to local media and is demanding that the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office give the family answers and justice.
“If it is the police, we hope that you hold your people accountable,” he said. “I am sorry that it comes to this, but y’all are people just like us at the end of the day. Y’all deserve to be held accountable. It is a Constitutional right. Y’all just killed a little boy, it was y’all. There’s no weapon, so it wasn’t that lady.”
Had a regular citizen opened fire on an unarmed woman and killed an innocent child in the process, rest assured that they would be sitting in a jail cell right this moment. However, because the people who killed this unarmed woman and child are police officers, there will likely be no justice for Kameron.
Naturally, the sheriff’s department is claiming the officers acted appropriately—by opening fire on an unarmed woman—and killing her and a child in the process. They are claiming to have seen the now deceased suspect—30-year-old Amanda Jones—carrying a pistol prior to finding her breaking into Kameron’s father’s house. However, no such pistol was found.
“In my opinion, it’s a tragic accident that led to the death of this young man,” Sheriff Javier Salazar said at a news conference. “We are looking into all of it. Internal Affairs is still investigating it. But again preliminarily it appears that policies and procedures (on use of force) were complied with.”
According to Salazar, it is apparently proper procedure to open fire on an unarmed woman as she flees police and not care about the mobile home behind her in a neighborhood full of children out for Christmas break.
Although they didn’t originally report it, police are now claiming that Jones was holding a “dark pipe,” which caused the multiple armed officers to all open fire on her with complete disregard for everyone’s life who happened to be near her—including 6-year-old Kameron Prescott.
Kameron Prescott became the 1,152nd and the youngest person to be killed by police in 2017.
The family has since set up a GoFundMe account to pay for the cost of Kameron’s funeral. They are asking for a modest $12,000. If you’d like to support the family, you can do so at the link below.
The Common Sense Show has also learned that the House Intelligence Committee is also on the verge of investigating who leaked the DNC emails to Julian Assange of Wikileaks. Of course, Hillary Clinton would have you believe that it was the Russians. Mad Maxine Waters would have the American people believe it was Donald Trump and this is just one more reason that Trump should be impeached.
I have previously demonstrated, through circumstantial evidence that the leaker was none other than Seth Rich, the DNC staffer who was an ardent Bernie Sanders supporter. This means that when the Senate Intelligence Committee turns its sights on the leaked DNC emails, that this will bring the murder of Seth Rich into full view and the whitewash of this “staged robbery” of Rich, which was perpetuated by John Podesta and covered up by former DNC Chair Repressentative Debra Wasserman Schultz (D) and her Federal Washington DC prosecutor brother, Steven Schultz who derailed the investigation and destroyed the possiblity of bringing justice to the family of Seth Rich.
As they say in the world of infomercials, “But wait there’s more”, The Common Sense Show has also learned that there are multiple investigations by U.S. legal and political authorities that include, but are not limited to a DOJ criminal investigation, and three separate congressional investigations.
Before going further down this soon-t0-be historic rabbit hole, it is very important to mention that ALL of these investigations are technically directed at Wikileaks and its role on influencing the 2016 election. This sounds like the failed “Russian collusion” allegations doesn’t it? You would be correct in making this assumption.
It was investigative journalist, Liz Crokin, who convinced me to take a closer look at the possibility that Special Prosecutor, Robert Mueller, had been flipped and was engaged in supporting Trump by shifting the direction of his investigation into Hillary Clinton territory. In other words, the Russian collusion story is now the excuse to eventually bring in another Russian collusion investigation, the selling of uranium to the Russians by Hillary Clinton.
Crokin’s convincing took place in an interview on The Common Sense Show. Six hours later, I was contacted by an FBI agent with the damning information of Judge Navarro and the pending order to release the Bundys’.
I freely confess, that Crokin had not fully convinced me that this was a possibility until I was contacted by a long-time acquaintance who was working with the FBI. This FBI source told me the Bundy men would be released later that week which they were. In the events leading up to the release, the trial judge, Gloria Navarro, was confronted by FBI loyalists and was told to release the Bundy men or face Federal charges related to her misconduct in this matter. Crokin contends that is what happened with Mueller.
Flipping judges and prosecutors seems to have become a strategy for the Trump administration.
From Zero Hedge:
The case against former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn has taken a strange turn, as U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras abruptly recused himself Thursday night with no explanation. Contreras is an Obama appointee who also sat on the FISA court while the Trump team was under surveillance by the Obama administration. Judge Emmet Sullivan, an Bill Clinton appointee, was randomly assigned to take over the case after Contreras’ recusal.
…Contreras was appointed to the FISA court on May 19, 2016 – before the warrant to surveil one-time Trump advisor Carter Page was issued “in the summer” of 2016. It is unknown whether or not Contreras was involved in the decision, or whether he was involved in surveillance on Michael Flynn.
In fact every single FISA Court judge was appointed during the Obama administration…
Zero Hedge goes on to allege that Judge Contreras was complicit in the illegal spying on private citizen Donald Trump. the removal of Contreras is a major victory for Trump because it sends shockwaves to every liberal judge who makes a mockery of the Constitution.
Perhaps the most significant issue related to the plethora of investigations is that Trump is making the liberals shake in their boots. Anyone that had anything to do with the murder of Seth Rich has been put on notice.
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GOP Plan to Destroy Social Justice in America
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Republican neocons long yearned to end progressive New Deal and Great Society programs, especially Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security by privatizing them, handing them to Wall Street as lucrative investment opportunities, harming beneficiaries in the process.
The tax cut heist they hope to present to Trump for a signing ceremony before Christmas is much more than transferring more wealth from ordinary Americans to corporate predators and super-rich ones.
A complementary goal is eroding social justice more than already, ultimately wanting it eliminated altogether, returning America to 19th century harshness – class warfare worse than now.
The scheme includes cutting, then ending welfare for impoverished households, restricting then eliminating food stamps and housing assistance, destroying the remnants of collective bargaining, turning workplaces into sweatshops, paying workers poverty wages, abolishing benefits, allowing child labor, agricultural and other slave labor more than already, along with other dystopian aims.
Neocon House Speaker Paul Ryan said “(w)e’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit,” adding:
“Frankly, it’s the health care entitlements that are the big drivers of our debt, so we spend more time on the health care entitlements – because that’s really where the problem lies, fiscally speaking.”
Medicare and Social Security aren’t entitlements. They’re federal insurance programs, not welfare, funded by worker-employer payroll tax deductions – contractual government obligations to eligible recipients.
Ryan and other congressional hardliners want maximum federal revenues freed up for militarism, warmaking, and tax cuts for the rich, the nation’s most vulnerable left increasingly on their own, the middle class fast disappearing, poverty America’s leading growth industry.
In 2009, the Wall Street Journal claimed Medicare would be “depleted by 2017,” Social Security by “2037.”
Neither program is endangered, both fiscally sound, needing only modest adjustments at times, threatened only by congressional hardliners wanting them weakened and ended.
Candidate Trump pledged no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The GOP tax cut heist takes dead aim at the first two, slashing them, the latter one coming later.
Following passage of the Senate tax cut bill, Trump urged Congress to cut welfare spending. He wants it ended, deep cuts coming next year.
Welfare benefits already are minimal, way below what’s needed. Further cuts will cause more harm than already to America’s most vulnerable.
Senate Finance Committee chairman Orin Hatch wants “liberal programs” for the poor ended, saying:
“We’re spending ourselves into bankruptcy. Now, let’s just be honest about it. We’re in trouble. This country is in deep debt.”
“You don’t help the poor by not solving the problems of debt, and you don’t help the poor by continually pushing more and more liberal programs through.”
Ryan deplorably claimed welfare “trap(s) people in poverty and effectively pay(s) people not to work.”
Real unemployment is 22%, not the phony Labor Department’s 4.1%. Millions of Americans can’t employment. Most available jobs are rotten ones, millions of others offshored to low-wage countries, not coming back as Trump claimed he’d do.
Protracted Main Street Depression conditions exist for ordinary Americans while rich ones never had things better, the nation transformed into a banana republic run by dark forces and oligarchs.
GOP hardliners favor policies making things tougher than already, calling for deficit reduction on the backs of ordinary people, harming them while deficit spending increases.
Things ahead look bleak for the nation’s most vulnerable – so its privileged class can benefit more than already.
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