Idiot’s Corner

It is not wise to prognosticate about items that obviously are disputed by history. But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes a novice statement
stating that history is wrong; she believes Capitalism will end.

Of course in any interview, questioners are not allowed to ask her to prove any of her posits not to ask for a plan to pay for her government freebies. No socialist will ever make such a fiscal position clarified since proving a negative platform is not possible.

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Capitalism Will ‘Not Always Exist’

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the new darling of the Democratic party. In a recent interview, however, the upstart politico running in a hyper-liberal district in New York did not show command of the issues. Ocasio-Cortez was being interviewed by Margaret Hoover on the PBS show ‘Firing Line.’

Hoover asked very basic, softball questions of the young congressional candidate. In explaining her positions on the economy, Hoover asked Ocasio-Cortez “Do you think that capitalism has failed to deliver for working class Americans?” Hoover cited a currently booming US economy and low unemployment.

“Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs,” Ocasio-Cortez explained, lamenting that people are employed but having to work long hours, “Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world,” she continued.

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez confronted with booming economy & low unemployment numbers.
She says “Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs” and “Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.”

All Socialists from Marx to Maduro have and are the primary proof of the error in her thinking. Nowhere can she point to her system as being correct, even though many have tried.

Socialism is a program of theft, no matter how one dips it into the honey pot. The opposite of a socialist program is Capitalism which is what people do when not threatened and coerced by a Government. Unless Ocasio-Cortez is referring to pre-industrial tribal societies not even reaching the Luddite level and even there they sell and trade for the benefit of self first.

More of this perhaps is being peddled

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We fought for this?

In just one day in one small spot, over 4000 Americans died so we could have THIS?

Historical happenings

6/17/1872 George M. Hoover begins selling whiskey in Dodge City, Kansas–a town which had previously been “dry.”

6/17/1913 ~ U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American interests in Mexico.

6/17/1930~ The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill becomes law, placing the highest tariff on imports to the United States.

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A few items that make up today’s media offerings. Samo-samo drek that passes for life in the sane lane.

Seems that some one in Austria woke up.

Austria’s right-wing government plans to shut down seven mosques and expel up to 40 foreign-funded imams in crackdown against Islamist ideology

Austria said today it could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families and would shut down seven mosques as part of a crackdown on ‘political Islam’ that was described as ‘just the beginning’, triggering fury in Ankara.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the government is shutting a hardline Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community that runs six mosques.

His coalition government, an alliance of conservatives and the far right, came to power soon after Europe’s migration crisis on promises to prevent another influx and clamp down on benefits for new immigrants and refugees.

In a previous job as minister in charge of integration, Chancellor Kurz oversaw the passing of a tough ‘law on Islam’ in 2015, which banned foreign funding of religious groups and created a duty for Muslim societies to have ‘a positive fundamental view towards (Austria’s) state and society’.

‘Parallel societies, political Islam and radicalisation have no place in our country,’ Kurz told a news conference outlining the government’s decisions, which were based on that law.

‘This is just the beginning,’ far-right Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache added. [snip]

Perhaps Trump can start with Farrakhan. That will go far to restoring civility here. Send him back to his spaceship, he claims is his.

What’s with the liberals in the Canadian government

Canada warns immigrants in U.S. about heading north of the border

As President Trump travels north to Canada to attend the G7 summit, Canadian officials have been heading south to try to stem a wave of undocumented immigrants headed their way.

In what has become an increasingly regular mission, Canadian representatives visited the U.S this week to warn immigrants fearful over President Trump’s immigration crackdown that they can’t simply rush north of the border to find safe haven. 

Randy Boissonnault, a liberal member of Parliament and a special advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, visited South Florida this week to try to educate would-be immigrants about the limitations of the Canadian immigration system.

In the past year, Canada has seen bursts of U.S.-based immigrants crossing illegally into Canada, mostly into the Quebec province that borders New York and other northeastern U.S. states.

In August, Royal Canadian Mounted Police caught more than 5,500 people trying to illegally cross from the U.S. Those were mostly Haitian immigrants who will soon lose Temporary Protected Status as part of the Trump administration’s phase-out of the TPS program that has protected more than 300,000 people from countries struck by war and natural disasters. [snip]

“Canadians are broadly supportive of immigration,” Radchenko said. “But Canadians truly believe in order and well-managed immigration.” [snip]

The Jackass Party mambers in Congress ought to pay attention to their Progressive counterparts from Canada.

BLACK-KETLE-POT! Arrange in proper order.

Bill Clinton Defends Franken: It Was a ‘Difficult Case’ and the SNL Women Defended Him

PBS’s Judy Woodruff asked former president Bill Clinton Thursday whether he thought it was a “good thing” that norms have changed when it comes to sexual harassment. Woodruff’s example was former Minnesota senator Al Franken being forced to resign his post after accusations that, Woodruff said, were less serious than what happened in the Lewinsky scandal.

“Well, in general, I think it’s a good thing, yes,” Clinton said about norms changing.

He then proceeded to defend Franken and question the legitimacy of some of the accusations against him. [snip]

Tweeden provided photographic evidence of former Sen. Franken appearing to grope her as she slept. She also said Franken forcibly kissed her, an incident Franken says he remembers differently.

“Too late to wade into it now,” Clinton concluded of the incident. He added that it is a “grievous thing” to remove an elected official from office. [snip]

The only remorse either of this pair has is that they got caught.

The reason the Jackasses in Congress can’t figure out what their immigration policies do to America can be found in Pelosi’s math skills.

Pelosi freezes during simple math problem: 63 minus 15 — ’47, is it?’

Maybe now we know why politicians in Washington, D.C. can’t seem to get a handle on the national debt: They struggle with simple math.

During her weekly press conference today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi froze as she attempted to do a simple math problem in her head.

Pelosi suffered her usual brain freezes and face spasms.

After having trouble saying “prescription drug prices,” she confused the debt with the deficit.

“The president was going to reduce the debt, the Republicans were going to reduce the deficit, reduce the national debt,” she said. [snip]

Then she had trouble with numbers.

Believing Democrats will be successful in the November elections, she said she’d like to “also point out the intensity factor that is out there. Democrats are maybe 15 points, something like 63 to, um,” she said trailing off and staring at reporters.

Guess she was counting up all the Donkeys that will need to find new employment after the elections

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An exodus, pizza bust and another nutty politician starts off the day. Who could ask for more? Why would you!

The progressive tax bite finally tells the dense individuals to get out.

New Tax Laws Have Home Buyers Checking New Places

New tax rules that cap deductions of state and local taxes are having a disproportionate effect on taxpayers who live in states with high income taxes and property taxes.

While it’s too early to quantify the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which became effective on Jan. 1, some real-estate professionals say they are beginning to see early signs of an exodus to low-tax states.

“I’ve seen a huge increase in the number of clients who want to purchase in Palm Beach to establish residency in Florida,” says Chris Leavitt, director of luxury sales at Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Palm Beach. “And there has been a pickup since Jan. 1.”

Recently, Mr. Leavitt was dining at a restaurant in Palm Beach when he ran into four couples from New York City who were all in Palm Beach to look for real estate to establish residency in Florida. “They were finance people in their mid- to late-30s looking in the $700,000 to $1.5 million range for condos on the island,” he says. “That night I saw before my eyes how this tax law is impacting the real-estate industry here.”

Before the new rules, taxpayers who itemized could write off an unlimited amount of state and local taxes, unless disallowed under the alternative minimum tax. But now, the deductions are capped at $10,000.

The change most affects taxpayers in states with high income and property taxes. According to the Tax Foundation, a pro-growth tax-policy nonprofit, the six states with the highest state and local tax deductions as a percentage of income are New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Maryland and Oregon. [snip]

One problem with this movement is that they will take their dumbass liberal ideas with them and screw up another state.

A twofer! This pizza company not only delivered the pizza but a law-breaking illegal too.

Delivery guy detained by ICE while dropping off pizza at Army base

A pizza deliveryman made a run to a Brooklyn Army base — where officials took the grub and then handed him over to immigration agents for deportation.

Pablo Villavicencio, an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador who lives on Long Island with his American wife and kids, says he went to the Fort Hamilton base Friday to deliver an order of pasta to a sergeant — flashing his city-issued IDNYC card for entry, as he has done before.

But once inside, Villavicencio says another guard demanded more identification — and officials called US Immigration and Customs Enforcement when he came up empty-handed.

“There was a different security guard and he told me I needed to go get another pass to enter . . . A tall man with dark skin started to ask me many questions, he asked me about why I didn’t have any Social Security card,” Villavicencio told The Post by phone from immigration detention.

“He called the NYPD and the NYPD told him I didn’t have any record, that I was clean. But the man said, ‘I don’t care.’ He said I need to keep waiting and he called ICE.” [snip]

Now he can deliver pizza around erupting volcanoes.

This is going to be difficult given that in Progressive enclaves, there are five known genders and four claimed sexes.

Brooklyn city councilman announces sex-segregated beach days

A Brooklyn city lawmaker is sponsoring sex-segregated beach days to give his Jewish and Muslim constituents an opportunity to enjoy the seaside.

City Councilman Chaim Deutsch announced the first ever “Southern Brooklyn Beach Day,” with separate dates for men and women by the sandy spot behind Kingsborough Community College.

“A lot of people are disenfranchised for religious reasons,” the Democrat said. “They don’t use the beach because they don’t go mixed swimming. This is to give those people an opportunity for a day out at the beach.” [snip]

But sorting out the legality of the event may be no day at the beach for the city’s Human Rights Commission. City law says public accommodations cannot exclude people based on sex unless there’s an exemption “based on bona fide consideration of public policy.” [snip]

What will happen when someone declared they’re a separate sex from their birth certificate.
EVERYONE IN A PROGRESSIVE MILIEU MUST BE ENFRANCHISED.

Big Spenders

You voted them into office again and again. To thank you for those votes, they spent your tax dollars on more entitlements that no one paid into a single dime.To fund this extravagance, borrowed or stole every penny in the coffers and then raided supposedly sacrosanct monies held for your future.

You brought this upon yourselves.

Social Security Expected to Dip Into Its Reserves This Year

The Social Security program’s costs will exceed its income this year for the first time since 1982, forcing the program to dip into its nearly $3 trillion trust fund to cover benefits.

This is three years sooner than expected a year ago, partly due to lower economic growth projections, according to the latest annual report the trustees of Social Security and Medicare released Tuesday. The program’s income comes from tax revenue and interest from its trust fund.

The trust fund will be depleted in 2034 and Social Security will no longer be able to pay its full scheduled benefits unless Congress takes action to shore up the program’s finances. Without any changes, recipients then would receive only about three-quarters of their scheduled benefits from incoming tax revenues. [snip]

The Social Security program works by using payroll taxes paid by workers and employers to pay for retirees’ benefits. What is left over is invested in the trust fund. Interest earned is reinvested in the fund.

Over time, the trust fund has grown to nearly $3 trillion. But long-running demographic trends threaten its finances. Last year, there were 2.8 workers for every Social Security recipient, down from 3.3 in 2007.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement the Trump administration’s efforts to cut taxes, reduce regulatory burdens and overhaul trade agreements would boost economic growth and generate new money for the country’s two largest entitlement programs. [snip]

The tax cuts signed into law last year have slightly lowered Medicare and Social Security’s projected revenue over the next few years. Lower income-tax rates reduced projected revenue from the taxation of Social Security benefits. That means less money flowing into both programs because those revenues are transferred to the trust funds.

President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program offering young undocumented immigrants reprieve from deportation while allowing them to work also reduced anticipated tax revenue into the Social Security program, the report said.

Congress has debated ways of bolstering the programs’ finances, but hasn’t agreed on what to do.

Some of what is written in the above WSJ article is incorrect. It makes it sound like the tax cut, in part, is responsible .

Medicare and Social Security is funded by payroll taxes, not income tax.With the tax rate cut revenues fell very slightly. What is not clearly stated is the Congress makes up for spending folly by purloining money from the SS Trust Fund. Which is nothing more than paper legerdemain; LBJ opened up that ‘Lockbox’ to pay for the Vietnam War. The surplus touted by Congress exists only on paper.

If the Millennials believe that Socialism will provide for their future, they need to understand that the Government has no money except what it pilfers from one’s paycheck. When the Progressives promise to give all to everyone, they conveniently omit how they will pay for this largess.
One way is to stop giving SS and Medicare to non citizens. those would properly named illegals.

There is an election coming up. Care to make a change?

Ponder this

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

~ Voltaire