Biden regime pushing ‘digital dollar’ so government can seize assets at will, control population

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-09-23-biden-regime-pushing-digital-dollar-seize-assets-at-will.html;

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(Natural News) It’s a safe bet to believe that anytime Democrats propose something, the real purpose behind it is to gain more control over Americans because, at its heart, the Democratic Party is really Marxist and counterrevolutionary.

That’s why the Biden regime’s push for a “digital dollar” should be opposed by all Americans, regardless of their political beliefs.

When Barack Obama and majority Democrats were pushing for universal health care that was completely controlled by the government, tens of millions of Americans opposed the idea because they did not want an inefficient, bloated, and authoritarian federal system in control of their healthcare decisions. That seems odd now, given their complaints about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision earlier this summer to overturn Roe v. Wade — not to outlaw abortion, but to return the issue to the states where it should have stayed.

The push for “Obamacare” by the authoritarian left was simple: They knew that every American, at various points in our lives, will need health care. Gaining control of the entire industry would mean that the government would control it completely, giving bureaucrats life-and-death power over all of us. No one should want that.

In any event, enough Americans opposed “Obamacare” so all we ended up with was an expensive new welfare program for our citizens: Subsidized insurance for a smaller group of Americans that is still controlled by federal bureaucrats. But Obamacare was simply the first bite of the apple: Democrats continue to plot ways to destroy private healthcare by pushing various regulatory schemes to impose more rules over providers and insurers alike.

Now, the regime wants control over our money, which is another vital tool in the authoritarian playbook.

A ‘white paper’ published on the White House website calls for the creation of a “digital dollar” that, of course, will be controlled by the government, much like the government currently has the sole role and responsibility to develop and print our currency (real dollars). But the difference here is that if all money was digital, the government could (and would) monitor our bank accounts; monitor all of our transactions; impose barriers to purchases of certain ‘unfavored’ items; and even block access to our money or limit how much of it we could spend — all for the ‘greater good,’ of course.

“A United States central bank digital currency (CBDC) would be a digital form of the U.S. dollar. While the U.S. has not yet decided whether it will pursue a CBDC, the U.S. has been closely examining the implications of, and options for, issuing a CBDC,” the White House policy paper notes before touting the digital dollar’s “benefits.”

“If the U.S. pursued a CBDC, there could be many possible benefits, such as facilitating efficient and low-cost transactions, fostering greater access to the financial system, boosting economic growth, and supporting the continued centrality of the U.S. within the international financial system. However, a U.S. CBDC could also introduce a variety of risks, as it might affect everything ranging from the stability of the financial system to the protection of sensitive data,” the paper added.

“At last year’s Summit for Democracy, President Biden spoke about the importance of using technology ‘to advance democracies to lift people up, not to hold them down.’ If the U.S. launches its own CBDC, it should advance this democratic vision,” the authors wrote.

Again, Democrats always mean the opposite of what they say. They speak of “democracy” while working daily to undermine it with gun control, packing the Supreme Court, ending the filibuster, and finding ways to alter our electoral processes so that their candidates will always come out on top.

A digital dollar is just part of the never-ending scheme to rob Americans of our independence and liberty. Giving Uncle Sam more control over our lives is just dumb.

Sources include:

WhiteHouse.gov

NaturalNews.com

Your Tax Dollars Fund ‘Transgender Identity’ for Toddlers

Your Tax Dollars Fund a Group Pushing 'Transgender Identity' on Two-Year-Olds

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2022/09/21/your-tax-dollars-fund-a-group-pushing-transgender-identity-on-two-year-olds-n1631033;

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Transgender ideology might be the most destructive concept plaguing our nation today. Countless people are being brainwashed into thinking they have been born in the wrong body and are electing to mutilate themselves in order to appear more like the gender they “identify” with. The most troubling part of the trans movement is how it is targeting children and convincing them to make life-altering decisions, the consequences of which they aren’t capable of fully understanding.

Well, I’m sorry to say that the top early childhood development organization in the country is contributing to this. Adding insult to injury, they’ve received millions in tax dollars over the years.

The group called Zero to Three, believes children as young as two years old can show signs of having a “transgender identity.” During its virtual conference this month, Zero to Three conducted sessions such as “What Does It Mean to Be Transgender and How Can You Support Kids Who Might Be?” The session description reads, “This [presentation] addresses the development of gender identity, including how early the process begins (ages 2–3), and how parents and professionals can distinguish gender exploration with the emergence of a transgender identity.”

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The organization also encourages teachers to “use tenets of Critical Race Theory” when they are working with newborns. Another session offered at the conference was called “Elevating Racial Equity in the First 1,000 Days: Protecting, Promoting, and Preserving the Health, Wealth, and Learning of Our Families and Babies.”

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Zero to Three “has received $234.68 million in funds from the Department of Health and Human Services since 2008 and is slated to receive an additional $52 million by 2027, including a $4.2 million grant from the Biden administration set to begin this month.”

So, congratulations! You’re funding this garbage.

Zero to Three claims to be nonpartisan but has spent big money supporting Democrat causes. More congratulations — you’re funding that, too.

Biden Showering Tax Money on Schools to Sideline Parents & Church

Biden Showering Tax Money on Schools to Sideline Parents & Church

BY ALEX NEWMAN

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/biden-showering-tax-money-on-schools-to-sideline-parents-church/;

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Massive new federal tax funding and grants announced by the Biden administration for “full-service community schools” and “mental health” schemes will accelerate the transformation of what passes for “education” in America — and not in a good way. Basically, parents and families are being sidelined and replaced as government becomes mommy, daddy, and even “god.”

Among other concerns expressed by critics is the fact that the federally funded “full-service community schools” clearly aim to displace parents and church, while making government schools the center of community life. The controversial institutions are taking over everything from mental and dental “health” to nutrition and “community service” under the guise of “helping.”  

As explained by the U.S. Department of Education, these federally funded “schools” seek to “meet the social, emotional, physical and mental health, and academic needs of students” by providing “wraparound services.” In other words, they would be more accurately referred to as “parental replacement centers.” 

Parents and families are in the crosshairs of the “full-service community schools,” too. Indeed, all over the federal documents on these institutions are references to “family services,” “adult education,” “parent education,” and more. Various federal agencies have referred to parents as “equal partners” with government in the raising of children. But parents are increasingly being made junior partners.  

Instead of parents shaping and controlling the government schools, the government schools are moving to shape and control parents, as federal documents show. Those parents who resist or refuse may face escalating “interventions” by government, up to termination of their parental rights by federally funded “child welfare” bureaucrats.  

“These grants will help community schools provide quality wraparound services to students and their families, from access to health care and nutritional assistance to tutoring and enrichment opportunities to mental health supports and violence prevention programs,” the U.S. Department of Education said. Again, note the reference to “wraparound services” for “families.”

The growing barrage of federal “mental health” schemes, meanwhile, represents a massive subsidy to Big Pharma that will see countless additional young people diagnosed with “mental illness.” In addition to overmedicating children with quack labels and providing highly intrusive “services” to families, the grants aim to “diversify” schools’ “mental health professional workforce,” according to administration officials. 

To implement Biden’s controversial “national mental health strategy,” which primarily targets school children and their families, the administration is asking Congress for over $125 billion over the next ten years. State governments will add billions more. For perspective, the annual GDP of Vermont is a mere $36 billion.     

As federally funded and federally controlled government schools continue to displace family and religion in community life, the feds are becoming increasingly open about the agenda. Consider the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s promotion of the “Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child” (WSCC) model advertised on the CDC’s website.

As the Biden administration has also made abundantly clear, much of the “health” and “mental health” tax money being showered on state and local governments for “education” will be used to promote and normalize gender confusion. In fact, the administration has practically declared war on families, communities, and states that seek to protect children from the agenda.    

The Biden administration’s further weaponization of “schools” against family, church, and America must be resisted and opposed at every level. Aside from being blatantly unconstitutional, these schemes represent an all-out assault on every institution outside of government — the very essence of Marxism, tyranny, and slavery. 

Families must protect their children from these abuses by removing them from government schools. State and local governments, meanwhile, must stand in the gap for families by declining the grotesque federal bribes and the chains attached to them. Liberty, family and civilization depend on stopping this assault.   

 

BEWARE! IRS Makes Major New Announcement That Will Leave You Terrified!

REPORT BY LISA HAVEN:

EXCERPT FROM: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-announces-several-key-executive-changes-as-agency-gears-up-to-implement-the-taxpayer-first-act

Nikole Flax will take over as Commissioner of LB&I after serving as Deputy Commissioner of the division since 2017. She has held many key roles at the IRS including IRS Chief of Staff and Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, among others.

"I am excited to lead the agency's monumental task of overseeing the most complicated noncompliance tax issues, both domestic and international, and continuing to work with employees and taxpayers to improve tax administration," Flax said.

SEE ALSO: https://www.weaselzippers.us/190764-smoking-gun-irs-official-whose-emails-are-lost-met-repeatedly-in-wh-with-top-assistant-to-obama/

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NIKOLE FLAX, IRS Official Whose Emails "Vanished" Visited OBAMA White House 35 Times

NIKOLE FLAX "THE CONDUIT TO THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE"!

FROM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql15_XT96H8:

"These incredible documents reveal an email from Lois Lerner to then IRS Acting Commissioner Steven Miller's chief of staff Nikole Flax. In that email Flax inquired how to go about prosecuting and imprisoning applicants who 'lied' on their IRS 1024 forms stating they weren't planning on participating in any political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures. But rather than giving the correct response, like, "Lois, are you out of your ever living mind? You can't use the IRS for selective enforcement against Obama's political opposition. That would flagrantly thwart the U.S. Constitution and it could trigger the biggest political scandal in the history of the United States! Instead, Flax responded: "I think we should do it -- also need to include CI (which stands for Criminal Investigation Division), which we can help coordinate. Also, we need to reach out to FEC. Does it make sense to consider including them in this or keep it separate?""

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IRS Official Nikole Flax Who Was Involved in the IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal — Is Picked to Lead the “Centralized Office” for the New 87,000 Employees

BY JIM HOFT

SEE: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/08/irs-hack-nikole-flax-involved-irs-conservative-targeting-scandal-picked-lead-centralized-office-new-87000-employees/;

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The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved:

in 2014 The Gateway Pundit reported —

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform on March 26, 2014. Koskinen told Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) during the hearing that Loise Lerner’s emails were archived and it would take a long time to retrieve them.

Following his testimony, the IRS told Congress Lois Lerner’s emails were lost in a computer crash.

The Obama IRS later said it could not find emails from six other top employees involved in the conservative targeting scandal.
National Review reported:

It’s not just Lois Lerner’s e-mails. The Internal Revenue Service says it can’t produce e-mails from six more employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups, according to two Republicans investigating the scandal.

The IRS recently informed Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp and subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany that computer crashes resulted in additional lost e-mails, including from Nikole Flax, the chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal.

The revelation about Lerner’s e-mails rekindled the targeting scandal and today’s news has further inflamed Republicans. Camp and Boustany are now demanding a special prosecutor to investigate “every angle” of the events that led to Lois Lerner’s revelation in May 2013 that the agency had used inappropriate criteria to review the applications for tax exemption.

The lawmakers expressed particular outrage that the agency has known since February that it would not be able to produce the e-mails requested by the committee yet did not apprise the committee of that fact, and they charged in a statement that the IRS is attempting to “cover up the fact that it convenient lost key documents in the investigation.”

Nikole Flax was the chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal.

The IRS lost Nicole’s emails.

This week the Biden regime appointed Nikole Flax to lead the IRS “Centralized Office” for the 87,000 new agents.

Nikole is the perfect pick for the government to target and destroy any conservative voter in America.

 

And, of course, the Republicans will DO NOTHING once again as the government continues to target, harass and destroy their supporters.

‘Unconstitutional Flim-Flammery’: Biden’s Student Loan Giveaway

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2022/08/25/bidens-student-loan-giveaway-is-unconstitutional-flimflammery-n1624082;

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Ben Domenech calls it “unconstitutional flimflammery.” Sounds about right. The proper authority to forgive student loan debt is the same authority that authorized the program in the first place: the United States Congress. But Biden — like the last four presidents — is ignoring Congress because it’s too damn slow, and besides, they talk too much.

This is true, but that doesn’t make it any more constitutional. “The president proposes; Congress disposes” is the old adage from my high school civics class. Biden is doing a lot of disposing of student loan debt with a fig leaf for justification.

NPR:

The memo says The HEROES Act, first enacted after the September 11 attacks, gives the Education Secretary the power to grant relief from student loan requirements during specific periods, think: wartime or a national emergency.

As such, the memo argues, “in present circumstances, this authority could be used to effectuate a program of categorical debt cancellation directed at addressing the financial harms caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“The financial harms caused by the COVID-19 pandemic” have been addressed with five separate moratoriums on repayment. Those owing student loans haven’t had to make a payment since March of 2020. It’s already cost taxpayers $105 billion in interest payments and now Biden wants to pile on another $300 billion — a transfer of debt from college grads, who tend to be richer, to middle-class taxpayers who either didn’t go to college or went and have already paid off any loans they took out.

The White House “Fact Sheet” speaks of the horror and hardship students are experiencing. It talks of the “significant burden” of student loan debt, how some borrowers are in default, and that the share of debt falls disproportionally on black students.

But this debt burden was not mandatory. It was optional. And racking up $100,000 in student debt was an option these former students willingly accepted.

So now, the biggest beneficiaries of the loan forgiveness program are going to be those who don’t need it.

Reason:

“The idea that taxpayers—including college grads who paid back what they borrowed—should have to finance a $10,000 giveaway to Americans earning more than six figures is absurd on its face,” wrote Reason‘s Eric Boehm. “Well-paid professionals do not need welfare, and it makes little sense to blow another $300 billion hole in the federal budget to provide it to them.”

Biden’s student debt cancellation policy is regressive, which means it disproportionately benefits people who least need welfare. According to a recent analysis from the Penn Wharton Budget model, under Biden’s debt forgiveness plan “about 70 percent of debt relief accrues to borrowers in the top 60 percent of the income distribution.”

Biden is forgiving loans that were given out by a flawed system that’s in desperate need of reform. Ordinarily, intelligent, logical leaders would fix the system before forgiving $300 billion in debt. That’s the sensible course of action for Biden to take. Otherwise, in a decade, we’ll be right back where we started — maybe sooner, considering that college tuition is expected to skyrocket thanks to the loan forgiveness program.

Unfortunately, that’s just too hard and would take far too long. Yes, it’s that damn Constitution again! Biden needs a quick fix to create grateful college graduate voters to help him and his party avoid the harsh judgment of voters in November.

Most economists say that Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan will increase inflation. Larry Summers, Bill Clinton’s former economic advisor, who has been dead-on right about inflation since the Biden administration began its spending spree, is once again warning of rising prices.

Biden isn’t home free with this loan forgiveness plan yet. There are going to be a lot of court challenges from students, lenders, and a few others. But none of these challenges is likely to stop the program for very long.

“Unconstitutional flimflammery.” indeed.

TWO “SWATTING INCIDENTS”-Marjorie Taylor Greene: They tried to have me killed AT 1:00 AM; SECOND ATTEMPT ONE DAY LATER~GREENE COMMENTS ON STUDENT LOAN “FORGIVENESS”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene rants about being targeted in a "swatting" incident at her home and how close she could have come to being killed, reacts to people going over the top for disagreeing with her politics, and how President Biden is ruining the economy with student loan forgiveness - via. "American Agenda" on Newsmax.

They Want Her Dead: Marjorie Taylor Greene Swatted for Second Night in a Row

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2022/08/25/they-want-her-dead-marjorie-taylor-greene-swatted-for-second-night-in-a-row-n1624251;

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For the second night in a row, police showed up at the home of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) in the early hours of Thursday morning, responding to a fake 911 call. Once again, it appears that someone on the Left is hoping to get Greene into a situation in which she or others in her home could be killed.

Two police officers rushed to Greene’s home in Rome, Ga., in response to a call they received at 2:53 a.m. The call, according to the Rome Police Department, was about “a male possibly shooting his family members and then himself.”

MSN reported that “the suspect, who called through an internet chat that appeared to be a suicide crisis line, falsely told police responders that a man ‘came out as trans-gender and claimed they shot the family’ at Greene’s address, the report said.” The caller gave his name as Wayne Greene and told police on the call: “If anyone tried to stop me from shooting myself, I will shoot them.” He also warned cops that “they would be waiting for us.”

At the house, there was, of course, no Wayne Greene. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene once again met the police officers at the front door, as she did in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They told her about the call and, according to the Rome Police Department, “confirmed this was a second false report.” The report added that the call can’t be traced, “due to the person(s) using a VPN.”

As Greene stated Wednesday, “This is how they get people killed… it’s like political terrorism.” Police responding to what they have been led to believe is a crisis situation could all too easily respond mistakenly but lethally to innocuous behavior, resulting in Greene’s death or the death of someone else at the house.

As Stephen Green reported Wednesday, the first caller told cops that someone had been shot inside Greene’s home. The Rome News-Tribune said that the call led cops to think “a man who had been shot multiple times was in the bathtub at Greene’s home. The caller also stated there was a woman inside the home and possibly children with her. When officers arrived, Greene assured them there was no issue at the home.”

For that call, we know the motive. The Rome Police Department stated: “After we cleared the call and went back in service, Rome-Floyd 911 received a call from the suspect, claiming responsibility for the incident and explaining his/her motives. It was a computer-generated voice. They explained they were upset about Ms. Greene’s stance on ‘trans-gender youth’s rights,’ and stated they were trying to ‘swat’ her. The report also stated that the caller claimed they are connected to a website that police said supports cyberstalking and gave the police their user name on the site.”

This makes it clear yet again: radical Leftists are totalitarians. They want their opponents silenced. They want their opponents dead. They will brook no dissent.

Related: UPDATE: Marjorie Taylor Greene Swatted; 911 Caller Was ‘Upset’ Over MTG’s Stance on ‘Transgender Youth Rights’

Greene’s spokesman Nick Dyer said: “Right now, Congresswoman Greene’s safety is our number one concern. Late last night, she was a victim of a political attack on her family and home. Whoever committed this violent crime will face the full extent of the law.” To that, MSN sneered that “a statement from Greene’s office… described the calls as ‘violent crimes’ even though no violence occurred.”

It’s only conservative speech that is violent, you see. Leftists actively trying to fool cops into committing an act of violence and kill a sitting congresswoman? That’s not violence. Violence is only something the other side engages in.

Greene herself was having none of it and said: “Those media companies, they’re responsible for trying to get me killed by those horrific headlines. The disgusting left, MSNBCs and the NBCs, putting headlines up there that I’m targeting trans kids, that is the biggest lie, and I should sue them for saying such things.”

That would be refreshing, particularly if her suits were victorious, but the more immediate question at hand is: will this persistent swatter be caught? If he or she is caught, will there be any serious prosecution? Or will a Leftist judge who holds the same view of Marjorie Taylor Greene as that of the swatter himself dismiss these crimes as an innocuous exercise in political protest and release the offender with a slap on the wrist, if that? The larger question is: can a committed conservative, a genuine and effective dissident from the line of the political and media elites, get justice in America today?

BIDEN’S STUDENT DEBT SCAM BACKFIRES!!!

BIDEN TRANSFERS STUDENT DEBT TO US, THE TAXPAYERS

JOHN LOVELL: TAXES, Student Loans; Answer This Question

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Pelosi flip-flops on Biden's student loan handout plan

FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo, Dagen McDowell and Strategic Wealth Partners CEO Mark Tepper discuss House Speaker Pelosi's past comments on Biden's ability to cancel student loan debt.

Perino: Student loan debt forgiveness won't give Biden, Dems the political, PR payoff they want

List of Tax Hikes Just Passed by Democrats

BY Mike Palicz

SEE: https://www.atr.org/list-of-tax-hikes-just-passed-by-democrats;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Below is the list of tax increases included in Democrats’ tax-and-spend spree now passed by both the Senate and House:

$6.5 Billion Natural Gas Tax Which Will Increase Household Energy Bills       

The bill imposes a regressive tax on American oil and gas development. The tax will drive up the cost of household energy bills. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the natural gas tax will increase taxes by roughly $6.5 billion.

The tax hike violates President Biden’s tax pledge to any American making less than $400,000 per year. Biden administration officials have repeatedly admitted taxes that raise consumer energy prices are in violation of President Biden’s $400,000 tax pledge.

letter to Congress from the American Gas Association warned that the methane tax would amount to a 17% increase on an average family’s natural gas bill. Democrats have included a tax in the bill despite retail prices for energy surpassing multi-year highs in the United States.

$12 Billion Crude Oil Tax Which Will Increase Household Costs

With gas averaging more than $4.00  per gallon across the country and only weeks removed from record-high prices, Democrats have included a 16.4 cents-per-barrel tax on crude oil and imported petroleum products that will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher gas prices.

The tax hike violates President Biden’s tax pledge to any American making less than $400,000 per year.

As noted above, Biden administration officials have repeatedly admitted taxes that raise consumer energy prices are in violation of President Biden’s $400,000 tax pledge.

As if it weren’t bad enough, Democrats have pegged their oil tax increase to inflation. As inflation increases, so will the level of tax.

The non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimates the provision will raise $12 billion in taxes.

$1.2 Billion Coal Tax Which Will Increase Household Energy Bills

The bill would more than double current excise taxes on coal production. Under the Democrat proposal, the tax rate on coal from subsurface mining would increase from $0.50 per ton to $1.10 per ton while the tax rate on coal from surface mining would increase from $0.25 per ton to $0.55 per ton.

JCT estimates that this will raise $1.2 billion in taxes that will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher electricity bills.

$222 Billion Corporate Income Tax Hike Which Will Be Passed on to Households

Democrats imposed a 15 percent corporate alternative minimum tax on the financial statement income of American businesses reporting $1 billion in profits for the past three years. These American companies employ millions of Americans.

The cost of this tax increase will be borne by working families in the form of higher prices, fewer jobs, and lower wages.

Tax Foundation report from last December found a 15 percent book tax would reduce GDP by 0.1 percent and kill 27,000 jobs.

Cost estimates from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) found the provision would increase taxes by more than $222 billion.

According to JCT’s analysis, 49.7 percent of the tax would be borne by the manufacturing industry at a time when manufacturers are already struggling with supply-chain disruptions.

Tax Foundation also warned that current supply chain issues could be worsened by the book tax’s disproportionate burden on key industries. The report concluded that “the coal industry faces the heaviest burden of the book minimum tax, facing a net tax hike of 7.2 percent of its pretax book income, followed by automobile and truck manufacturing, which faces a 5.1 percent tax hike.” 

$74 Billion Stock Tax Which Will Hit Your Nest Egg — 401(k)s, IRAs, and Pension Plans

When Americans choose to sell shares of stock back to a company, Democrats will impose a new federal excise tax which will reduce the value of household nest eggs. Raising taxes and restricting stock buybacks harms the retirement savings of any individual with a 401(k), IRA or pension plan.

Union retirement plans will also be hit.

The tax will put U.S. employers at a competitive disadvantage with China, which does not have such a tax.

Stock buybacks help grow retirement accounts. Raising taxes and restricting buybacks would harm the 58 percent of Americans who own stock and more than 60 million workers invested in a 401(k). An additional 14.83 million Americans are invested in 529 education savings accounts.

Retirement accounts hold the largest share of corporate stocks, accounting for roughly 37 percent of the outstanding $22.8 trillion in U.S. corporate stock, according to the Tax Foundation.

In 2017, corporate-sponsored funds made up $4.45 trillion in market value; union-sponsored funds accounted for $409 billion; and public-sponsored funds, which benefit teachers and police officers, added up to $4.25 trillion.

When companies perform stock buybacks, these investors are the ones who benefit. A tax on buybacks could dissuade companies from conducting this action and negatively impact retirement savings.

95% Federal Excise Tax on American Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Democrats would impose a 95 percent excise tax on prescription drugs unless drug manufacturers accept government price controls.

In reality, all drug manufacturers would accept the price controls or stop selling the drug in the U.S. market entirely rather than pay the 95 percent tax.

This provision would restrict U.S. medical innovation and limit the supply of new medicines.

Price controls never work because they cause supply shortages. CBO warned the reduction in manufacturers’ revenue could be as high as $1 trillion over the next ten years and would “lower spending on research and development and thus reduce the introduction of new drugs.” 

The CBO further stresses the “uncertainty” in assessing the number of new medicines that would be prevented from coming to market. The agency already revised its original assessment to increase the number of drugs prevented from being introduced by 50 percent. 

$52 Billion Income Tax Hike on Mid-Sized & Family Businesses

Just as the U.S. economy slides into a recession, Democrats are including a tax hike on passthrough businesses with declared losses. This provision widens the net of taxable income. Preliminary cost estimates from the Joint Committee on Taxation show the provision will increase taxes by $52 billion.

Senate Democrats passed an amendment to the bill before final passage that created a two-year extension on loss limitations of noncorporate taxpayers if the amount of the loss is in excess of $250,000 ($500,000 in the case of a joint return). This provision was scheduled to sunset in 2026 under current law.

This provision would raise taxes on a manufacturer, retailer, or other capital-intensive business that sees significant business losses in any year due to the cost of wages, rent, new equipment, inventory, and interest payments. 

The loss limitation was originally created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congressional Republicans but was used to offset the creation of the 20 percent deduction for passthrough businesses, resulting in a net tax cut for these businesses. Senate Democrats have now extended this loss limitation for two additional years to pay for their reckless tax and spend spree. They did not extend the 20 percent deduction for passthrough businesses.

This provision violates President Biden’s campaign pledge to small businesses: “Taxes on small businesses won’t go up.” 

Supersizing the IRS to Increase Audits – $204 Billion

The bill would spend $80 billion to supersize IRS with 87,000 new agents and auditors and ramp up audits on working households and small businesses. The IRS would perform an additional 1.2 million annual audits under the plan. Democrats claim the increased spending on enforcement would net $124 billion.

The bill spends 14 times as much money for “enforcement” — such as small business audits — than for “taxpayer services” — such as answering the phone. IRS employees only answer the phone “19 or 20 percent” of the time.

Enormous Amounts of Money Flow into the Bottomless Education Pit How much will it really help student achievement?

BY LARRY SAND

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/08/enormous-amounts-money-continue-flow-bottomless-larry-sand/;

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Spurred by the Covid panic, schools have been the recipient of ungodly sums of money. And it’s not as if the beast was starving before. To put things into perspective, the U.S. spends about $800 billion on national defense, more than China, Russia, India, the U.K., France, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Japan combined, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. America now spends even more on k-12 education, with an outlay of about $900 billion dollars a year, which includes an additional $122 billion from the Covid-related American Rescue Plan. While we have a military that is second to none, our education spending does not lead to a similar result. Our annual education outlay is second highest in the world, trailing only Norway. But in achievement, we are in the middle of the pack. For example, the 2018 rankings by the Programme for International Student Assessment, PISA, has the U.S. 36th out of the 79 countries that participated in the math test, which is given to 15-year-olds.     

So where does all this money go?

Not much for the kids. In fact, Over 80% of it goes to salaries and benefits for teachers and other employees.

Maybe the money will help alleviate the teacher shortage?

Hardly. The teacher shortage writ large is non-existent. Using data from a National Education Association report, Mike Antonucci writes that there were 48,985,186 students enrolled in the nation’s public school system in 2021, about 256,000 fewer than in 2012. But school districts hired an additional 276,000 instructional staff during the same period. He adds that student enrollment fell 2.4 percent in the U.S. from fall 2019 to fall 2020, falling in every state and the District of Columbia, yet 17 states added teachers.

Maybe if we spend even more, it will equate to more student achievement?

Again, negative. In fact, there is no correlation between money spent and student proficiency whatsoever, and history bears this out. Using inflation-adjusted figures, we have increased our education spending over 17-fold in the last century. While there is no available data that tracks student performance for the early part of that time frame, the Cato Institute’s Andrew Coulson reported in 2012 that we tripled our spending between 1970 and 2010, and had absolutely no academic progress to show for it. Looking at more up-to-date data, even though spending rose, the average NAEP scores in math for Black and Hispanic students, and male and female 13-year-old students were lower in 2020 compared to 2012.

But shouldn’t teachers be paid more?

One other lie that has been told so many times that it is believed by many is that teachers are underpaid. Most recently, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers came out with one of her typical statements that have no bearing in reality. In an interview, she asserted, “You have a hot labor market where teachers can get 20% more for the skills and knowledge they have teaching in non-teaching jobs.”

But according to Just Facts, in the 2020–21 school year, the average school teacher made $65,090 in salary, and received another $33,048 in benefits (such as health insurance, paid leave, and pensions) for $98,138 in total compensation.

Also, importantly, full-time public school teachers work an average of 1,490 hours per year, including time spent on lesson preparation, test construction, and grading, providing extra help to students, coaching, and other activities, while their counterparts in private industry workers work an average of 2,045 hours per year or about 27% more than public school teachers.

All in all, with various perks included, a teacher makes on average $68.85 an hour, whereas a private sector worker makes about $36 per hour. (While it’s true that the average teacher has more education than the average private sector worker, much of the added study is in our schools of education, which the late Walter Williams, a standout professor of economics at George Mason University, referred to as “the academic slums of most any college.” Also, a 2011 paper in the journal Education Policy Analysis Archives backs up Williams’ assertion, finding that education majors are subject to considerably “lower grading standards” than other college students.)  

Regarding the recent $122 billion infusion of money into education, The Wall Street Journal reports that as of May, states and school districts had spent only 7% of it. As such, Tim Scott, U.S. senator from South Carolina, has proposed the  “Recover Act,” which would allow states and school districts to use their unspent dollars from the American Rescue Plan to “issue Child Opportunity Scholarships directly to parents. The scholarships, targeted for low-income students, could be used for tutoring, school tuition, curriculum materials, educational therapies for children with disabilities, and other resources designed to get students the individualized help they need.”

Scott’s idea is certainly sound, but any move to empower parents will be met by fierce resistance from the education establishment.

I can hear shrieks coming from the Randi Weingartens of the world. “Children must go to a school run by the government with a state credentialed (unionized) teacher! Education is too important to leave to the whims of the free market! We just need more (and more) money!”

The simple response here to the union boss and fellow travelers is to compare education to food. To feed your family, do you go to the government-run supermarket near your home? Of course not. You find a local, privately-run store that has the food you want at the best price. Just imagine if the government forced you to buy food from that awful government market down the street that sold rancid meat, overripe fruit, and month-old bread, and was staffed by incompetent store employees.

Also, making education into a free market entity would dictate that teachers be paid according to their effectiveness. The great ones would become wealthy while the competent ones would still make a good living, and the stinkers would be looking for work in another field.

The establishmentarians would then clutch their pearls and whine, “But, what about poor people who can’t afford to pay for their kids’ education! The answer is that we will do the same thing for schooling that we do for food. If a family demonstrates it can’t afford to buy food, we give them a SNAP card so they can buy groceries. Similarly, we can assist impoverished families by helping to subsidize their child’s education.

Pouring endless sums of money into the government-run education black hole is a terrible idea. It does little for children, while it scams the taxpayers. But it does fortify and enrich the educational industrial complex.

It’s now time to change course and become competitive in the field of education. Our future depends on it.

Larry Sand, a former classroom teacher, is the president of the non-profit California Teachers Empowerment Network – a non-partisan, non-political group dedicated to providing teachers and the general public with reliable and balanced information about professional affiliations and positions on educational issues. The views presented here are strictly his own.

Mastriano to rally with DeSantis

Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano is joining Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday at a rally in Pittsburgh and you can watch it live here on One America News. One America's Neil W McCabe caught up with Mastriano from the Gettysburg battlefield in the heart of his district to talk about the event.

DeSantis: Hiring 87,000 IRS Agents Is a Middle Finger to the American Public

Biden Puts IRS Funding Ahead of Military and Border Security~Even mayors of sanctuary cities are starting to complain.

BY STEPHEN MOORE

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/08/biden-puts-irs-funding-ahead-military-and-border-stephen-moore/;

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Everyone should be deeply troubled by the recent report that the Army is on pace to miss its recruiting goal by dozens of thousands of troops and by the report that followed a few days later, alleging that the Border Patrol is running short of agents in Arizona and Texas. The border is so porous these days that even mayors of sanctuary cities are starting to complain about illegal immigration.

So, what is Congress doing about these crises? They are going to spend tens of billions of dollars to increase the number of ... IRS employees. The plan calls for spending some $80 billion to hire some 80,000 new agents and investigators. This will give the IRS the resources to double the number of people who get audited every year.

Is this about the most warped set of national priorities you've ever heard? If this $80 billion were rerouted to the Army and the Border Patrol, we could easily stop much of the tide of illegal immigration and staff up our military so we have the soldiers we need to defend our country.

According to official budget numbers, the overall cost of border security at the Department of Homeland Security is roughly $55 billion a year. That is less than just the increase in IRS funding to harass the public. Or consider this: The epidemic of opioid and other drug overdoses is killing close to 100,000 a year. We spend about $11 billion a year to prevent these tragic deaths. But the ironically named Inflation Reduction Act calls for 30 times more than this, or more than $300 billion, to try to combat climate change, while the number of those who die from CO2 emissions each year is close to zero.

All of this is to say that the Biden-Manchin-Schumer spending bill that has now passed the Senate is arguably the greatest misallocation of our federal dollars in American history. It spends money in areas where we should be cutting expenses and ignores national security priorities.

The reason we have inflation is that the Biden administration has increased spending by $3 trillion in 18 months. Almost everyone knows this. The central idiocy of the Biden Inflation Reduction Act is that instead of cutting half a trillion from the budget, this bill does just the opposite: It increases spending by that amount.

Incredibly, a bill that supposedly reduces the budget deficit does not cut one penny of actual spending from the federal budget. Even with federal audit reports finding more than $250 billion of "erroneous" payments in Medicaid, food stamps, and unemployment insurance, Congress does nothing to reduce the fraud and theft.

As the latest report on shortages of recruits in our armed forces tells us, we have national priorities that need to be met. This bill bloats the budget, makes inflation worse, and will add to our $30 trillion national debt without dealing with any of the nation's priorities.

It's reminiscent of the immortal line by Jeff Daniels to Jim Carrey in "Dumb and Dumber": "Just when I think you couldn't possibly be anything dumber ..."

Stephen Moore is a senior fellow at Freedom Works. He is also the author of the new book, Govzilla: How The Relentless Growth of Government Is Devouring Our Economy.

Reprinted From Townhall.

Emboldened IRS demands new hires be willing to KILL AMERICANS~see IRS rifle team training photos and more

IRS Buys Full Auto P90 Tactical Rifles!! What Are They Preparing For?!

'Deadly force': IRS job posting raises eyebrows

Image: Emboldened IRS demands new hires be willing to KILL AMERICANS … see IRS rifle team training photos and more

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://naturalnews.com/2022-08-11-emboldened-irs-demands-new-hires-be-willing-to-kill-americans.html;

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(Natural News) Just two days after the IRS ran a help wanted ad that demanded new hires be willing to kill Americans as part of collecting tax money, illegitimate AG Merrick Garland goes on live TV and lectures the American people, demanding they stop bullying the FBI and the DOJ.

Garland astonishingly claims to be upholding “the rule of law” as his lawless cabal of armed tyrants run roughshod across America, terrorizing anyone connected to Trump or the America First movement.

As this is happening, the IRS is building a massive army of heavily armed executioners whose job description requires they be willing to fire upon — and kill — private American citizens.

A recent job posting on USAjobs.gov listed the “Major Duties” of the new IRS employees as including a willingness to use “deadly force” to fire upon American citizens and kill them.

No doubt the “dangerous assignments” described by the IRS include assaulting and murdering American citizens, then confiscating their property.

Notably, the IRS doesn’t need to exist at all since taxes don’t even fund the government. America is so deep in debt that it’s mostly funded by money printing, not tax collection. Taxes are not in any way necessary to keep the US government funded. It can simply print the money it needs at any time, essentially without cost.

The real purpose of the IRS is not to collect taxes but to terrorize the American people and prevent people from ever retiring on assets they’ve saved.

IRS rifle teams and police impersonators

Adding to the disgust of all this, the IRS Criminal Investigations annual report from 2021 brags about IRS rifle fire teams and IRS “police” shooters taking aim at rows of targets that represent American taxpayers. These photos are taken from that IRS report, which seemingly celebrates the mass shooting of Americans in cold blood:

Note that IRS agents being trained to kill Americans are also impersonating police by wearing “POLICE” shirts even though they have zero actual police authority. They are not police. They are a runaway, power-hungry, thuggish federal agency that’s building its own private paramilitary force to go to war with the American people.

Those paper targets in the following photo, as you might notice, are not simply target circles. They are images of people. American people:

And here’s a close-up, zoomed-in image of some of the targets:

Note that these targets are shaped like people, not merely circular target zones for rifle accuracy:

What these targets prove is that the IRS is deliberately training to shoot American citizens, and they are “desensitizing” their troops to be able to pull the trigger when they are shooting people.

So just as AG Garland is lecturing Americans to stop being mean to the FBI, the IRS is raising a massive, heavily armed military-like army of tax agents who will shoot to kill on command.

This is wildly unconstitutional and extremely dangerous to our republic, yet Garland and the illegitimate Democrats currently running this regime pretend that they are the victims and that the American people deserve to be assaulted and shot by federal agents.

What’s clear is that the DOJ, FBI and IRS are waging a hot war against the American people, literally training their agents to murder Americans on command.

IRS buys millions of rounds of ammunition and deploys “weapons of war” against the American people

The IRS even purchased over 5 million rounds of ammunition just this year alone, arming up its paramilitary troops with ammunition for the very same AR-15 rifles that Democrats claim are “weapons of war.” As the NY State Firearms Association explains:

In just the last few months, the Internal Revenue Service has bought almost 5,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition — spending almost $700,000 in the process.

The obvious question is why would a bunch of bean counters who spend their days staring at computer screens need to stock up on millions of rounds of ammo?

3,151,500 rounds of pistol ammo.
Over 350,000 rounds of shotgun ammo.
Almost 1.5 million rounds of rifle ammo.

The answer is obvious: The IRS is raising a massive army to wage war against the American people. This war has already begun with the DOJ and FBI conducting an illegal raid on President Trump’s private residence while terrorizing other conservatives who represent the America First movement.

Here’s my comment on all this at Brighteon.social:

To hear the full details on Biden’s hot war against the American people, listen to my Situation Update podcast here:

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“Inflation Reduction Act” Is “Economic Malpractice”

“Inflation Reduction Act” Is “Economic Malpractice”

BY DAVID KELLY

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/inflation-reduction-act-is-economic-malpractice/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

On Sunday afternoon, it took all 50 Democratic senators, along with Vice President Kamala Harris, to pass their deceptively named Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376) by a 51–50 vote, sending it to the House. The bill at one time was thought to have been “dead in the water,” but gained life with the support of Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.).

Today’s sky-high inflation is largely caused by last year’s Democratic spending of $1.9 trillion in the taxpayer-funded American Rescue Plan. Spending another $740 billion on climate and healthcare boondoggles with this bill will only accelerate inflation.  

Political analyst David Harsanyi notes, “The Inflation Reduction Act is to inflation what the Affordable Care Act — which doubled premium costs — was to health care insurance.”

Even Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who voted for the new bill, complained that it doesn’t do what its title claims — namely, reduce inflation — referring to it as the  “so-called” Inflation Reduction Act. “I say so-called by the way, because according to the CBO and other economic organizations that have studied this bill, it will, in fact, have a minimal impact on inflation,” Sanders said on Saturday.

The Inflation Reduction Act includes hundreds of billions for boondoggle “green energy” projects and hundreds of billions in tax increases — all of which will fuel inflation, not reduce it. Democrats have claimed this bill as a big win, especially for their leftist constituents, but it’s a big loser for American consumers and taxpayers, who will actually be paying for corporate tax increases and government redistribution of tax benefits for this bill’s pet projects.

Here are key points from the Democrats’ own summary of the Inflation Reduction Act:

• Enacts historic deficit reduction to fight inflation

• Lowers energy costs, increases cleaner production, and reduces carbon emissions by roughly 40 percent by 2030

• Allows Medicare to negotiate drug prices and caps out-of-pocket costs to $2,000

• Lowers ACA health care premiums for millions of Americans

• Make biggest corporations and ultra-wealthy pay their fair share

• There are no new taxes on families making $400,000 or less and no new taxes on small businesses — we are closing tax loopholes and enforcing the tax code.

In a recent interview on Fox & Friends Weekend, American Legislative Exchange Council economist Jonathan Williams hammered Democrats’ latest effort to combat inflation with the Inflation Reduction Act, arguing that raising taxes and increasing spending is “economic malpractice.”

Williams shared, “What we need is [to go] in the opposite direction and actually cut spending in Washington. It’s clear we don’t have a problem with the lack of tax revenue here. We’ve hit record tax revenue numbers time and time again in recent years, but we just spend faster than the taxes are coming in. And this is a huge problem here.”

All the Republican senators pushed hard against the bill, including Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) who blasted Biden’s $369 billion on “climate” and $433 billion in new spending: “This bill is going to fuel even more inflation. It’s not going to fight inflation, no matter what Joe Manchin says. And it is going to kill jobs by raising taxes on businesses. And by the way, those taxes will also fuel more inflation because businesses will pass tax hikes along to consumers. The last thing we should be doing is putting another trillion-dollar tax and spending bill into an economy that has both record-high inflation and a recession. That is something that only Joe Biden could have accomplished.”

If this bill becomes law, The Heritage Foundation estimates: “Taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes below $75,000 would ultimately shoulder an estimated $136 billion of new revenues from the corporate minimum tax and the IRS enforcement provisions, or about 26% of the total. Indeed, the revenues would fall disproportionately hard on taxpayers making less than $25,000 per year.”

What will the House of Representatives do with the Senate’s Inflation Reduction Act? If they pass it as it stands now, Americans will continue to suffer under Biden’s leftist regime. And with November elections nearing, Democrats in the House will need to consider their electability as their constituents decide if they deserve to remain in office. We can only hope this bill is too much for House Democrats to pass.

Dems set to make IRS larger than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined

Jefferson's Rebels: The Case of the Missing IRS Email: Time To End ...
The IRS has become morally corrupted by the enormous power which we in Congress have unwisely entrusted to it. Too often it acts like a Gestapo preying upon defenseless citizens. - Edward V. Long

FOX Business host Larry Kudlow reacts to the so-called Inflation Reduction Act from an Orwellian perspective, conservative groups' perspective, and more on 'Hannity.'

Inflation Reduction Act earmarks $369 billion for U.S. energy security

The U.S. Senate has passed the Inflation Reduction Act, earmarking $369 billion for U.S. energy security and fighting climate change.

'The Big Sunday Show' panelists weigh in on the impact the Senate's Democrat-led spending bill will have on Americans, after narrowly passing by a tiebreaking vote cast by Vice President Harris.

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Priorities, priorities. Clearly, this behemoth IRS would be a partisan club wielded against dissidents, as it began to be in the days of Lois Lerner.

“Dems Poised To Make IRS Larger Than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol Combined,” by Joseph Simonson, Washington Free Beacon, August 6, 2022:

If Democrats have their way, one of the most detested federal agencies—the Internal Revenue Service—will employ more bureaucrats than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined.

Under the Inflation Reduction Act negotiated by Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.), the agency would receive $80 billion in funding to hire as many as 87,000 additional employees. The increase would more than double the size of the IRS workforce, which currently has 78,661 full-time staffers, according to federal data.

The additional IRS funding is integral to the Democrats’ reconciliation package. A Congressional Budget Office analysis found the hiring of new IRS agents would result in more than $200 billion in additional revenue for the federal government over the next decade. More than half of that funding is specifically earmarked for “enforcement,” meaning tax audits and other responsibilities such as “digital asset monitoring.”

That would make the IRS one of the largest federal agencies. The Pentagon houses roughly 27,000 employees, according to the Defense Department, while a human resources fact sheet says the State Department employs just over 77,243 staff. The FBI employs approximately 35,000 people, according to the agency’s website, and Customs and Border Protection says it employs 19,536 Border Patrol agents.

The money allocated to the IRS would increase the agency’s budget by more than 600 percent. In 2021, the IRS received $12.6 billion.

Although Democrats say the hiring of additional IRS agents will help root out tax cheats and other criminals, federal tax revenues have steadily risen over the past several decades. Federal tax receipts are projected to hit $5.7 trillion in 2027, up from just over $4 trillion last year without additional IRS agents….

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IRS: Gestapo in the Making

The police powers of the 87,000 new taxmen

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/08/irs-gestapo-making-robert-spencer/;

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Inflation is skyrocketing. Gas prices, despite Old Joe Biden’s crowing about minor reductions, are still substantially higher than they were before his presidency was inflicted upon us. America’s global standing is drastically diminished by Biden’s handlers’ catastrophically botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, due to the lack of preparedness of a politicized military distracted by wokeism. The Southern border is essentially nonexistent, and due to that as well as to the arrival of tens of thousands of unvetted Afghan migrants, there is an unknowable number of criminals and terrorists in the country who would have been kept out by remotely sane immigration policies. Amid all this and much more, Biden’s handlers are tackling the real problem facing America today: they’re expanding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to the extent that, according to the Washington Free Beacon, it will soon be larger “than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined.”

Yes, it’s true. The people who run Joe Biden looked around at their dumpster fire of an administration, and the smoking ruin they have wrought, and decided that what America really needs are tens of thousands of new employees for the IRS.

The Free Beacon reported that “under the Inflation Reduction Act negotiated by Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.), the agency would receive $80 billion in funding to hire as many as 87,000 additional employees. The increase would more than double the size of the IRS workforce, which currently has 78,661 full-time staffers, according to federal data.” The new money that the agency would receive “would increase the agency’s budget by more than 600 percent. In 2021, the IRS received $12.6 billion.”

Why does the IRS need so many new full-time employees? Why does it need a six-hundred-percent budget increase? It’s all part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to squeeze the American middle class. The Free Beacon notes that according to “a Congressional Budget Office analysis,” the new behemoth IRS “would result in more than $200 billion in additional revenue for the federal government over the next decade.” This is because the new IRS agents would devote substantial energy to squeezing Americans and bleeding them dry: “Democrats say the hiring of additional IRS agents will help root out tax cheats and other criminals,” for “more than half of that funding is specifically earmarked for ‘enforcement,’ meaning tax audits and other responsibilities such as ‘digital asset monitoring.’”

It’s easy to see where all this is going. The new super-IRS will be as corrupt and politicized as the FBI already is, and would use its new staff and money to go after dissenters from the Leftist regime in Washington. The IRS is already one of the most hated and feared of all federal agencies, and one that was already politicized during Barack Obama’s first two terms, when the infamous Lois Lerner began persecuting conservative nonprofit organizations.

Back in the heady days of April 2017, then-House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and then-Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam asked the Justice Department to reopen a probe into Lerner’s conduct. They wrote: “On April 9, 2014, the House Committee on Ways and Means voted to send a letter to the Department of Justice referring former IRS Exempt Organizations Division Director Lois G. Lerner for criminal prosecution. As indicated in the attached letter, the Committee’s nearly three-year investigation uncovered evidence of willful misconduct on the part of Ms. Lerner. Despite this fact, and for what many believe were purely partisan reasons, the prior Administration refused to review Ms. Lerner’s misconduct.”

Indeed. And that misconduct had to do with the politicization of the IRS: “In particular,” Brady and Roskam continued, “the Committee found that Ms. Lerner used her position to improperly influence IRS action against conservative organizations, denying these groups due process and protection rights under the law. The Committee also found she impeded official investigations by providing misleading statements in response to questions from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Finally, Lerner risked exposing, and may have actually disclosed, confidential taxpayer information, in apparent violation of Internal Revenue Code section 6103 by using her personal email to conduct official business.”

Nothing was done, of course, and now Lois Lerner’s friends and colleagues are back in power. They’re poised now with their new funding to make her look like an impartial, absolutely honest, trustworthy public official. It’s clear that Biden’s handlers, having already turned the Justice Department into a tool of his agenda, now wants to corrupt the IRS in a similar way, and turn it against those who dare to resist the implementation of his socialist, green agenda. Is there anyone among our elected officials in Washington who has the will to stop them in their ongoing efforts to corrupt the American system to its very core?

Previous articles on The IRS as a Partisan Weapon:

David Horowitz and John Perazzo: How Joe Biden and the I.R.S are Performing Criminal Acts.

David Horowitz and John Perazzo: How Black Lives Matter Criminals Were Enabled by the I.R.S. and the Democrat Party.

Biden Funds the Jihad While Taking Out One of Its Leaders

Biden Killed the al-Qaeda Chief While Sending a Billion Dollars to the Taliban

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2022/08/02/biden-killed-the-al-qaeda-chief-while-sending-a-billion-dollars-to-the-taliban-n1617741;

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Ayman al-Zawahiri is dead, or at least that’s what Old Joe Biden tells us, and he wouldn’t lie to us, would he? Anyway, while he and his handlers are taking a victory lap over taking out the big, scary al-Qaeda honcho, the fact is that Zawahiri was first declared dead in November 2020 and has only surfaced once since then. He was 71 years old and much more a man of the past than of the present. His killing, in other words, is more a matter of PR than evidence of an effective counterterror strategy. And meanwhile, Biden’s handlers are undermining the effectiveness of what little counterterror strategy they have by sending hundreds of millions over to Zawahiri’s friends, the Taliban.

According to a Tuesday report from The Foreign Desk, the U.S. “has pledged an additional $55 million in aid to Afghanistan.” This is just the latest in a more or less non-stop money train since the Taliban took over: “Over the past fiscal year, this totals to over $1 billion to humanitarian, economic, and military assistance aid to Afghanistan.

Biden’s foreign policy wonks would likely insist that this money was not sent to the Taliban but to other groups that are operating in the country. The Taliban may be in control, says Biden’s State Department, but there is still a massive humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan that we cannot ignore. Unfortunately for that narrative, however, the aid money that is being sent to Afghanistan is ending up in the hands of the Taliban despite all the denials and claims to the contrary. “Now,” says The Foreign Desk, “humanitarian aid to the Afghan people is lining the pockets of the Taliban at the expense of innocent Afghans and American taxpayers alike.”

There is an important reason for this: “The Taliban’s ‘Monitoring and Control Plan of NGOs’ provides them with oversight and control of movements and work of various NGOs, including the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and the World Food Program.” Thus if the U.S. government sends money to any of those organizations, there is nothing that they can do to keep the Taliban from seizing the funds.

The Foreign Desk adds: “The Afghan people are desperately in need of this aid to ensure access to basic food and water, education, and health services. However, this Taliban program requires Afghan citizens and foreign NGOs to submit to the Taliban’s brutal rule in order to ensure they receive the necessary aid to survive. The U.S. cannot ensure that its humanitarian funding is being used as it was intended. More than likely, it’s only bolstering the Taliban’s repressive regime.” So the American taxpayers are funding the Taliban’s consolidation of power in Afghanistan, thanks to Old Joe Biden.

Related: Joe Biden Thinks Killing Zawahiri Will Make Us Forget He’s the Master of Disaster

So while the administration crows over killing a septuagenarian holed up in a Kabul villa, it’s forking over hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to the very people who are allied with the old man’s group, share his goals, and want to bring about by force the same ideal society he envisioned.

That’s not foreign policy. That’s not a counterterrorism strategy. That’s pure madness. Or, in other words, just a normal day in the Biden administration.

Meanwhile, speaking of Old Joe Biden lying, here is Old Joe lying again on Aug. 16, 2021, as the Taliban rolled into Kabul: “We went to Afghanistan almost 20 years ago with clear goals: get those who attacked us on September 11th, 2001, and make sure al Qaeda could not use Afghanistan as a base from which to attack us again. We did that. We severely degraded al Qaeda in Afghanistan.”

Sure, he didn’t exactly say that al-Qaeda had been driven out of Afghanistan, but the international chief of al-Qaeda was living in Kabul. That’s not exactly “degraded.” Nor is there any indication that al-Qaeda cannot use Afghanistan as a base from which to attack us again.

Ultimately, the killing of Zawahiri, if it really happened, isn’t going to change anything. Al-Qaeda was never a movement built around a charismatic leader, and it won’t dissipate because of Zawahiri’s death. It will choose another leader and go on. The U.S. took out Yesterday’s Man. Biden may score some political points, but he certainly hasn’t done any serious damage to the global jihad. In fact, in the guise of sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, he’s still busy financing it.

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SEE ALSO: https://thenewamerican.com/media-ignores-russia-connection-of-slain-al-qaeda-leader/

Schumer-Manchin ‘Inflation Increase Act’ Helps China, Crushes U.S. Manufacturers~Manchin’s ‘Inflation Increase Act’ Raises Taxes on Most Americans to Fund Teslas for the Rich

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/08/schumer-manchin-inflation-increase-act-helps-china-crushes-u-s-manufacturers;

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Apparently, America still has too many manufacturing jobs. And the Senate Democrat majority has snuck in their sleazy “Inflation Increase Act” under a false flag in the hopes of doing something about that.

What many people are calling the “Inflation Increase Act” has nothing to do with stopping inflation, instead it’s yet another payoff to the green gimmick investor crowd who finance the Democrats and like all such payoffs, this one is a sharp blow to what remains of the domestic manufacturing sector while helping Communist China.

“Democrats claim the book minimum tax is a tax loophole closer, when in reality it is a tax on U.S. manufacturers.  Based on the new JCT analysis, 49.7 percent of the tax would be borne by the manufacturing industry at a time when manufacturers are already struggling with inflation, supply-chain disruptions, and an impending recession.”

Despite Democrats’ claims, the book minimum tax does not close tax loopholes. Tax and book treatment of capital investments, like those made by American manufacturers, differ for book and tax purposes – for good reason.  Congress intentionally designed tax depreciation rules to support domestic investment.  Democrats’ tax on U.S. manufacturing would eliminate that benefit. 

“This is a domestic manufacturing tax, plain and simple,” Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho warned.

The real benefits of the Schumer-Manchin “Inflation Increase Act” will, as usual, be reaped by China. Not only does the “Inflation Increase Act” further weaken domestic American competition, instead, it funds the usual “green” boondoggles that are heavily reliant on China, including, once again, solar panels.

America loses, inflation rises, China wins.

That’s the Schumer-Manchin “Inflation Increase Act” in a nutshell.

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BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/08/manchins-inflation-increase-act-raises-taxes-on-most-americans-to-fund-teslas-for-the-rich;

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The Schumer-Manchin Democrat tax deal, commonly described as the “Inflation Increase Act of 2022”, will wreak all sorts of economic havoc.

Manchin’s false claims that it will fight inflation is being justified by “increased” IRS enforcement. And the result will be higher taxes for most Americans. 

As Senator Mike Crapo reveals.

The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) shows that “in 2023, taxes will increase by $16.7 billion on American taxpayers earning less than $200,000—a nearly $17 billion tax targeted solidly at low- and middle-income earners next year, amidst stagflation.”

The $17 billion hit alone is confirmation that the Biden pledge to not raise taxes on anyone earning less than $400,000 is shattered by the latest tax-and-spend bill.
The proposal would raise another $14.1 billion from taxpayers earning between $200,000 and $500,000.

According to JCT data, 98 percent of all tax returns filed by those in the $200,000 to $500,000 category are filed by those earning between $200,000 and $400,000, with at least three-fourths of the income in the $200,000 to $500,000 category also coming from those below $400,000, meaning it is likely that at least half of all new tax revenue raised next year would come from those earning under $400,000.

By 2031, when the new green energy credits and subsidies provide an even greater benefit to those at higher incomes, those earning below $400,000 are projected to bear as much as two-thirds of the burden of the additional tax revenue collected that year.  

Green energy is a scam that largely rewards wealthy lefties. There aren’t a lot of working-class people driving Teslas.

The JCT estimate of the Schumer-Manchin “Inflation Increase Act of 2022” shows even low-income people paying out more with percentage increases beginning for people earning $30-$40K.

Democrats will contend that their tax hikes on the vast majority of Americans are not all that “substantial”, but the bottom line is that they’re hiking taxes on Americans and increasing inflation as yet another payout to their green investors and to wealthy electric car owners.

Why are Democrats willing to raise taxes on the working class to provide more subsidies for Tesla owners?

That’s class warfare. Lefties accuse conservatives of engaging in class warfare when class warfare is all that they do.

 

Lawless tyrant Zelensky echoes Nazi fascists, issues BLACKLIST of US lawmakers and journalists while skimming BILLIONS from US taxpayers

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-07-27-tyrant-zelensky-echoes-nazi-fascists-issues-blacklist-of-us-lawmakers-and-journalists.html;

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(Natural News) While skimming billions of dollars from US taxpayers, Ukraine’s puppet “president” Zelensky has issued a threatening blacklist that specifically names US lawmakers and journalists as being “Russian propagandists” who should be rejected by media and society.

To the shock of many, among those names are US Senator Rand Paul, congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald.

Anyone who disagrees with Zelensky is now apparently going to be named a kind of “Putin puppet,” as if the installed leader of a European country is now allowed to dictate a kind of reputation score for US lawmakers and journalists.

This is the sort of tactic used in fascist, authoritarian states, smacking of Nazi Germany and the old Soviet Union under Stalin. And this is on top of Zelensky pursuing the following despicable tactics, all rooted in authoritarianism and tyranny:

  • banning all opposition political parties in Ukraine
  • outlawing all media except those outlets controlled by his regime
  • outlawing books, films, music, artwork, and theatrical productions that reference the Russo-ethnic history of Ukraine (essentially banning true history)

As Glenn Greenwald detailed in this Twitter thread:

Before Russia’s invasion and since, Zelensky has abolished basic liberties: shuttered opposition media, outlawed parties, imprisoned dissidents.

As Ukraine demands money and arms from the West, they now want to export this repression to our countries with McCarthyite blacklists:

You can see the full Ukrainian blacklist, obtained by @unherd. Beyond the individuals listed above, officially maligned are @JeffDSachs, @RandPaul, former Brazil President @LulaOficial, Col. Douglas MacGregor, Caleb Maupin, Marine LePen, and many others:

It takes extreme audacity for Zelensky and his henchmen to go around the world demanding other nations send massive amounts of weapons and money to him, then try to suppress dissent in our countries by smearing journalists and citizens who question.

Zelensky is a raging lunatic tyrant, drunk with power and a danger to the entire world

In effect, Zelensky has become a raging lunatic tyrant who demands tens of billions of dollars from the USA under the false label of “defending democracy” while he actually marches in lockstep with the tyrants of history like Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.

Zelensky’s rightful place in the hierarchy of authoritarian history might be alongside Kim Jong-Un, Fidel Castro, or Pol Pot. Yet somehow he is celebrated by the twisted, deceitful western media as a god-like hero who is tasked with saving western Europe from the ravages of Russia.

Yet Russia provides the only real hope for the people of Ukraine to escape their enslavement under Zelensky, a tyrant who spent nearly 8 years authorizing military strikes against the innocent people of the Donbass region, waging war against civilians while running secret police operations across the country, complete with assassinations of political opponents and secret disappearances of government critics.

This was all done with the full guidance of the CIA, of course, as has now been readily admitted by the Washington Post and other news outlets. Zelensky has been a puppet all along, which isn’t surprising, given his background as a gay comedian and TV actor who was easily blackmailed into compliance with dirt from his sketchy past. So now, when Russia explains they are working to “de-Nazify” Ukraine, it all makes sense. Zelensky also worked to support the Azov Nazi battalion which has terrorized Ukraine’s civilians for years and was only beaten back when Russia initiated its Special Military Operation to demilitarize the Ukraine regime that was murdering innocent civilians (including children).

For the sake of the people of Ukraine, we can only hope that somebody removes Zelensky from power soon, whether that be achieved by the USA, Russia, or a Ukrainian military coup. The sooner Zelensky is removed, the sooner negotiations can begin with Russia for a peaceful resolution. And that means the needless deaths of Ukrainian men can finally come to a halt, far too late and long after Zelensky has sacrificed the lives of tens of thousands of innocent Ukrainians in order to try to protect his own lawless regime that panders to the west.

THANK GOD: Russia announces intent to help the people of Ukraine eliminate raging tyrant Zelensky

Fortunately for the people of Ukraine, Russia is now expanding the scope of its military operation and is apparently planning on removing Zelensky from power. As detailed by Zero Hedge:

Russia has for the first time stated as among its ultimate war aims is to achieve regime change in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in Sunday remarks which were publicized Monday that Moscow will help the Ukrainian people “get rid of the regime” in Kiev.
Going into early summer, the Russian military had focused its battlefield goals on “liberating” the Donbas, but this latest Lavrov comment on removing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky represents the most expansive war aim yet.

“We are determined to help the people of eastern Ukraine to liberate themselves from the burden of this absolutely unacceptable regime,” Lavrov said while meeting with Arab League officials in Egypt.

In similar fashion, Donetsk leader Denis Pushilin has declared that Russia must now continue its military operation westward, eliminating the Nazis and fascists from Odessa, Kiev, and all Ukrainian cities originally founded under the Soviet Union.

From NewsRND.com:

The President of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin stated that it was time to liberate Russian cities such as Kyiv and other large cities.

The Russia Today website quoted Pushilin as saying: It is time to liberate the Russian cities founded by the Russian people again, such as Kyiv Chernigov, Poltava, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov, Zaporozhye, and Lutsk.

Since the Donetsk People’s Republic declared its independence from Kyiv in 2014, this region has been subjected to regular bombardment by Ukrainian forces.

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As Zelensky, NATO and the USA have made quite clear, the only way for Russia to be safe from western aggression is to eliminate Ukraine’s fascist regime and allow the people of Ukraine to elect their own leaders (rather than having the CIA install obedient puppets).

We would estimate that Zelensky’s days are numbered, one way or the other.

Ending the fascist Zelensky regime is the only way to stop the genocide against ethnic Russians in Ukraine

It is becoming increasingly obvious to Russia and the people of Donetsk that the only way to stop Zelensky’s terrorism and anti-human mass killings of russo-ethnic civilians is to take Zelensky out and end his fascist regime once and for all. Like Adolf Hitler — also a crazed, power-hungry genocidal lunatic like Zelensky — at some point, the honorable powers of the world must pay the cost of removing evil from this world, even if it means fighting a war to achieve that outcome.

In a previous era, America and the United Kingdom sacrificed to end Adolf Hitler’s evil regime. Russia paid a heavy price in taking part in that chapter of history, losing over 20 million men fighting the Nazis. Now, it seems Russia is being called upon to repeat that sacrifice for the benefit of the future of humankind. A world run by CIA puppets like Zelensky is a tyrannical, despotic world that cannot be allowed to unfold. Zelensky and his controllers must be prevented from enslaving all of humanity.

In summary, Zelensky is the rendition of pure evil. He is 100% in alignment with the anti-human LGBT agenda, the “woke” demonic propaganda of the west, the climate change hoax that crushes human civilization, the vaccine death/depopulation agenda, extreme censorship of his own people, and all the other horrific pillars of evil that now characterize western nations like Germany, France, the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. These western nations are steeped in satanism, child murder (infanticide), child grooming, transgender mutilations, rigged elections, extreme censorship, illegal persecutions of political enemies (J6), and similar crimes against humanity.

Truth be told, removing Zelensky is just step one of the courses of action needed to save humanity from satanism and collapse. The illegitimate enemy occupying force currently running the illegitimate regime in America must also be democratically removed from power, prosecuted for their crimes, and punished for their crimes against our world.

Only then can we all get back to peaceful coexistence, global free trade, affordable food, fertilizer, energy, farming, and abundance.

Learn more in today’s hard-hitting Situation Update podcast via Brighteon.com:

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Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald reveals truth about Ukraine’s Zelenskyy in brutal Twitter thread

https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-07-27-investigative-journalist-glenn-greenwald-reveals-truth-ukraines-zelenskyy-brutal-twitter-thread.html

 

 

Your tax dollars at work: Biden’s Pentagon spending precious tax dollars to create new ‘gender’ office to transition force into an LGBTQ nightmare

Image: Your tax dollars at work: Biden’s Pentagon spending precious tax dollars to create new ‘gender’ office to transition force into an LGBTQ nightmare

BY J.D. HEYES

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-07-22-bidens-pentagon-tax-dollars-new-gender-office-transition-force-lgbtq.html;

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(Natural News) There is no American institution that the left-wing extremist Democratic Party won’t tear down and politicize in furtherance of their own power and drive to change our nation and our culture into something our founders wouldn’t recognize, and that includes the U.S. military.

The new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is massive in the amount of money it spends, but what’s worse is that a sizeable portion of the spending is going towards turning the force into a “woke” shell of itself, far removed from what it was when The Greatest Generation won World War II.

One provision of the NDAA calls for “PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF THE GENDER ADVISOR WORKFORCE” under Section 539J in what is a blatant attempt to turn both the civilian defense support sector and as much of the military side as possible, into a nightmare of LGBTQ madness.

According to the section:

(a) Plan Required.–The Secretary of Defense shall develop and implement a plan to institutionalize the gender advisor workforce of the Department of Defense responsible for supporting the implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-68; 131 Stat. 1202). (b) Elements.–The plan under subsection (a) shall include:

(1) Plans for the development and management of the gender advisor workforce, including plans for the training, certification, assignments, and career development of the personnel of such workforce. (2) The actions the Secretary of Defense will carry out to elevate, develop, define, and standardize the gender advisor workforce in accordance with recommendation 3.4(a) of the report of the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military titled “Hard Truths and the Duty to Change: Recommendations from the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military” and dated July 2, 2021. (3) Development of or modifications to guidance, policy, professional military education, and doctrine to define and standardize the gender advisor program with a focus on incorporating the principles outlined in the plan of the Department of Defense titled “Women, Peace, and Security Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan” and dated June 2020, or any successor plan. (4) Identification of training and education requirements for members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department of Defense, including general and flag officers and members of the senior executive service, on the role of the gender advisor workforce and the principles outlined in plan referred to in paragraph (3), or any successor plan.

This insanity comes at a time when Russia is building hypersonic missiles that can defeat all current U.S. missile defenses — ditto for China. Also, Beijing is building a new drone swarm network for space that can be launched from ‘motherships’ and is controlled by artificial intelligence with the objective of disrupting or destroying ‘enemy’ satellites.

Others have begun to notice how ‘woke’ the Pentagon is becoming under the far-left policies of Barack Obama, who is really running Biden’s administration.

246 years after the U.S. Army was established, today’s Department of Defense appears to be distracted from its national defense mission. Media commentators and service members alike have lamented the military’s drift toward becoming a testing ground for social policy experimentation,” Mike Berry, general counsel at First Liberty Institute and a former active duty U.S. Marine Corps officer, wrote recently.

He added: “As perhaps the only conservative participant on the Pentagon’s newly formed Countering Extremism Working Group, I can confirm the Pentagon’s full embrace of ‘wokeism.'”

Mind you, ‘extremism’ wasn’t a problem in the U.S. military prior to Joe Biden’s ‘victory.’ But suddenly, not only is the military ‘rife’ with such members, the Pentagon is spending precious tax dollars not on building a better missile defense but on an “Office of Countering Extremism” and, of course, transgender priorities.

This is worse than madness, this is completely intentional: The Biden regime is trying to rid the conservative-leaning, patriotic members of today’s military (a.k.a. “extremists”) and replace them with propagandized left-wing drones who will crush political dissent on behalf of the regime.

Sources include:

NaturalNews.com

Congress.gov

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