Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ringling Brothers has a new elephant in the room, "The Greatest Bad Ass that Ever Lived."

March 16, 2017
By Barbara Morrill

… the complete elimination (click here) of the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program, which funds popular programs like Meals on Wheels, housing assistance and other community assistance efforts.


..."When you start looking at places that we reduce spending, one of the questions we asked was can we really continue to ask a coal miner in West Virginia or a single mom in Detroit to pay for these programs? The answer was no,” Mulvaney said Thursday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We can ask them to pay for defense, and we will, but we can’t ask them to continue to pay for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.”

Freedom of Speech is under attack. Why not simply state what this is? Public radio takes a beating every time there is an pathological president in the White House. They never want to be 'found out' by non-stakeholders. Public radio, unless threatened with it's existence is a non-stakeholder in DC's money game. they exist on matching grants FROM LISTENER donations. That means pubic radio actually has a following that demands that form of information and focus.

Wow, there is actually radio with a conscience.

So to review in order to provide a "more perfect union" we the rest of the USA should pay for coal mining companies dumping into streams and rivers and for the health care of their employees that they are poisoning and killing with black lung disease but should completely abandon the elderly by eviscerating Meals on Wheels and the single mom in Detroit, her child should not get any of the benefits of PBS and the childhood education programs so that child can be excluded from dreaming of becoming a scientist researching how to stop diseases for example....

See, the thing about national defense is that WE DON'T NEED IT ANYMORE!

16 March 2017
By Diana Olick

Republicans and Democrats (click here) alike have cut ribbons at community centers, neighborhood rehabilitation projects and affordable housing developments — and for the past 42 years those initiatives have been supported by the Community Development Block Grant Program.

Now, President Donald Trump wants to wipe out the program, according to the budget proposal released Thursday by the Office of Management and Budget. The program's current year funding is $3 billion.

"The Federal Government has spent over $150 billion on this block grant since its inception in 1974, but the program is not well-targeted to the poorest populations and has not demonstrated results," the budget proposal says. "The Budget devolves community and economic development activities to the State and local level, and redirects Federal resources to other activities."...


October 5, 2015
By Christopher Ingraham

It's tough to know exactly how many guns (click here) we have in the United States. Most estimates of the number of guns in the U.S. use federal tallies of the firearms manufactured, imported and exported by U.S. gunmakers. A 2012 Congressional Research Service report published exactly one month before the Sandy Hook school shooting put the number of civilian firearms at 242 million in 1996, 259 million in 2000, and 310 million as of 2009.

If that 310 million number is correct, it means that the first year of Barack Obama's presidency was an inflection point: It marked the first time that the number of firearms in circulation surpassed the total U.S. population.

Data on gun manufacturing from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives now goes through 2013. If we were to update the CRS numbers with the most recent data, we'd get a chart that looks something like this:

Adding up new guns and imports and subtracting gun exports, in 2013 there would have been roughly 357 million firearms in the U.S. — 40 million more guns than people. This is just an estimate. These numbers are blind to firearms that enter and exit the country illegally, and to guns that break down, or are lost or destroyed....

When the USA has completely ended it's funding of the USA military because the people have shown a strong willingness to return to the original US Constitution and have their own militias, there will be no reason for a national defense. People from around the globe already know you enter the USA AT YOUR OWN RISK!

As a register vote, YOU JUST HAVE TO GO THERE. We don't need a national defense budget anymore!

Let's see: $18.96 trillion / $639 million = 29.67 years to pay off the national debt.

The best part is that it eliminates OCO funds for nearly 30 years!

Discretionary Spending doesn't have to be touched.


Peace might actually break out of hiding!