Big Government /biggovernment Big Government News and Information Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:56:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 The ‘Deep State’ is at war with Trump and will continue to undermine him throughout his presidency /biggovernment/2017-01-26-the-deep-state-is-at-war-with-trump-and-will-continue-to-undermine-him-throughout-his-presidency.html /biggovernment/2017-01-26-the-deep-state-is-at-war-with-trump-and-will-continue-to-undermine-him-throughout-his-presidency.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/biggovernment/2017-01-26-the-deep-state-is-at-war-with-trump-and-will-continue-to-undermine-him-throughout-his-presidency.html To the casual observer, President Donald J. Trump is a threat to national security, a friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and is not a legitimate president because Russia “hacked the election” to help him defeat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

At least, that’s what careerists within the U.S. intelligence community want us to think. That’s why they’ve been working so hard to undermine the president-elect and delegitimize his victory: They much preferred Clinton and worked behind the scenes to help her win, according to investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald.

Why? Because they knew that Clinton, as president, would continue pursuing the same geopolitical objectives as the CIA and the Deep State.

In an expansive report, Greenwald claims that the Deep State is not only a real thing, but that it is agitated by Trump’s unexpected victory and nervous that his foreign policy will conflict with its globalist vision of perpetual war, agitation and foreign involvement. (RELATED: Find out the latest on the Deep State and the intelligence community at NationalSecurity.news)

He further noted in his report, published by The Intercept, that Clinton had signaled her opposition to President Obama’s lack of enthusiasm for deepening U.S. involvement in Syria, as well as his reluctance to confront Russia. Intelligence community careerists also favored Clinton’s preference for deepening divisions with Moscow, while Trump has said that he wants to improve relations with Putin.

In anticipation of policy changes under Trump, the Deep State is “using classic Cold War dirty tactics and the defining ingredients of what has until recently been denounced as ‘Fake News,’” Greenwald wrote.

In this, intel operatives’ most valuable tool is the establishment media, which instinctively sides with and reveres these hidden intelligence officials. The effects of these tactics are being magnified by Democrats who are still in disbelief over Trump’s victory and are clinging to anything and everything that maligns Trump and his team – no matter how unhinged and delusional it makes them seem.

This, of course, includes embracing the recently leaked 35-page “Trump dossier,” which Greenwald said was written by a former intelligence operative working on behalf of Democrats and #nevertrump establishment Republicans. (RELATED: Keep up with all the news on the president at Trump.news)

Greenwald sees “serious dangers posed by a Trump presidency,” adding that there is a “wide array” of effective, legitimate tactics to combat those threats. They include bipartisan congressional coalitions, constitutional challenges to Trump actions, and citizen uprisings with sustained, “aggressive civil disobedience.” But this assumes that a) Trump actually poses “serious dangers” to the country, and b) that he will be as corrupt as the Obama administration.

To the Deep State, none of this political business will matter. All that matters is what Trump does in relation to their agenda: Does he stay the course or does he deviate? And will the deviation cost the Deep State in terms of influence and power?

In this vein, Greenwald warns that Democrats and #nevertrump types cheering on the CIA – which is using in a domestic capacity the same kind of misinformation and propaganda tactics it has used for years against legitimate U.S. enemies – is in and of itself dangerous:

Empowering the very entities that have produced the most shameful atrocities and systemic deceit over the last six decades is desperation of the worst kind. Demanding that evidence-free, anonymous assertions be instantly venerated as Truth — despite emanating from the very precincts designed to propagandize and lie — is an assault on journalism, democracy, and basic human rationality. And casually branding domestic adversaries who refuse to go along as traitors and disloyal foreign operatives is morally bankrupt and certain to backfire on those doing it.

Having the establishment media on board with all of this deceit is equally dangerous. As Greenwald notes, if or when the Trump administration commits an illegality or unconstitutional act, no one will believe the reports because they will assume that the media’s reporting will be more bogus, fake news. (RELATED: See the latest in media chicanery at NewsFakes.com)

How can we know that the Deep State and the CIA threw in with Clinton? For months prior to the election their actions were obvious, Greenwald says. In August, former acting CIA Director, Michael Morell, endorsed Clinton in a New York Times piece, claiming that Russia had recruited Trump “as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”

Then, retired Gen. Michael Hayden, who ran the CIA and the NSA under President George. W. Bush, wrote in the Washington Post that Trump was Putin’s “useful fool” and a “naif.”

Mind you, these men came out in support of Clinton, the most obviously compromised presidential candidate in modern history, just because they believe she would have furthered the Deep State’s interests. Personally, they couldn’t care less if her election would have compromised American security, so long as the CIA’s objectives were met.

Read Greenwald’s entire assessment here.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources:

TheIntercept.com

NYTimes.com

WashingtonPost.com

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New law in France: ‘Presumed consent’ means everyone automatically becomes an organ donor; you have to opt-out /biggovernment/2017-01-26-new-law-in-france-presumed-consent-means-everyone-automatically-becomes-an-organ-donor-you-have-to-opt-out.html /biggovernment/2017-01-26-new-law-in-france-presumed-consent-means-everyone-automatically-becomes-an-organ-donor-you-have-to-opt-out.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/biggovernment/2017-01-26-new-law-in-france-presumed-consent-means-everyone-automatically-becomes-an-organ-donor-you-have-to-opt-out.html Under a new law that took effect on January 1, every citizen of France is now presumed to be an organ donor. Under the “presumed consent” law, citizens not wishing to have their organs or tissues harvested upon their death must enter their names on a National Rejection Register.

As of January 2, about 150,000 people had already “opted out” by joining the rejection list.

France is only the latest European country to adopt an “opt-out” system for organ donation, as part of ongoing efforts to stem major shortages in organs for lifesaving transplants. When France’s new law was passed in April 2016, the country had 19,000 people on organ donation waiting lists.

The French law also allows people to opt out by signing and dating a refusal document and leaving it with a relative, or by making an oral testimony to someone who can convey their wishes to a medical team. (RELATED: See more news about modern medicine at Medicine.news.)

Murky ethics

Supporters of presumed consent laws say that opt-out systems dramatically increase the pool of available organ donors. According to at least one study for the World Health organizations, countries with opt-out laws have organ donor rates an average of 25 to 30 percent higher than countries with opt-in systems.

Under opt-in systems like those used in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, only people who have explicitly signed up to donate organs or whose next of kin give permission will have their organs or tissues harvested.

Supporters of opt-out systems often point to discrepancies between the rates at which people opt-in to organ donation and the proportions who say they support it. For example, 90 percent of UK residents say they support organ donation, but less than 33 percent are registered as donors

Critics of presumed consent tend to question the ethics and fairness of a system that requires explicit action to opt out of a major decision such as the disposition of one’s bodily remains. Concerns about opt-out systems include uneven access to information about the need to opt-out or how to do so, as well as to the opt-out system itself. Other concerns include the ability of children and the mentally incompetent to understand the issues and make an informed decision.

Another major concern is that the primary goal of opt-out systems is to remove the next of kin’s ability to make organ donation decisions. For example, while 80 percent of French citizens tend to say in surveys that they support donating their own organs, only about 60 percent tend to allow their relatives’ organs to be harvested.

But critics warn that removing this choice from next of kin may not be ethical, or even effective.

Does it really work?

There’s no question that the United States, like France, has a dire shortage of organs available for donation. Drawing off the example of many European countries, some groups such as the American Kidney Fund have urged the United States to also adopt a presumed consent system.

But according to a 2011 paper conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and published in the journal Transplantation, an opt-out system would be unlikely to significantly increase the number of available organs in the United States, and might do more harm than good.

That’s because the United States already has a larger proportion of people donating organs than many countries with opt-out systems.

In a review of practices in 13 European countries with presumed consent, the researchers found that opt-out laws notwithstanding, medical teams still largely defer to the wishes of next-of-kin.

The ethical quandaries raised by presumed consent risk pitting families and the transplant community against each other, the author warned, which would ultimately lead to lower donation rates.

“With opt-out the perception becomes, We will take your organs unless you take the time to fill out a form,” lead researcher Dorry L. Segev said. “That’s a dangerous perception to have. We only want to use donated organs from people who intended to donate.”

A better way to increase donation rates, the study suggested, is to follow the example of Spain and have dedicated medical teams at hospitals that screen for potential donors and talk honestly with families about their options.

Sources:

CTVnews.ca

TheOutline.com

OPTN.transplant.hrsa.gov

BMCMedEthics.BiomedCentral.com

HopkinsMedicine.org

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Trump set to fight establishment GOP to push through spending cuts /biggovernment/2017-01-26-trump-set-to-fight-establishment-gop-to-put-through-spending-cuts.html /biggovernment/2017-01-26-trump-set-to-fight-establishment-gop-to-put-through-spending-cuts.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/biggovernment/2017-01-26-trump-set-to-fight-establishment-gop-to-put-through-spending-cuts.html It has become obvious over many months, during his campaign and in the early days of his administration, that Donald J. Trump is the first “man of the people” president we’ve had in decades. He doesn’t just talk about doing things “for the people,” he actually does do things that are directly benefiting the average, ordinary Americans who the establishment in both parties has forgotten.

But as big a champion for Mr. and Mrs. Main Street as Trump is, he’s got political speed bumps and roadblocks ahead of him as he attempts to give power back to the people, where it has always belonged, and many of them will be erected by members of his own party.

As reported by The Hill, Trump looks to be headed into fights with Republican lawmakers after the honeymoon of inauguration wears off and the real business of governing begins. What’s odd, though, is the subject of the fights.

For decades, the Republican Party billed itself as the “party of smaller government,” even considering at one time the passage of a constitutional amendment that required the federal government to maintain balanced budgets. Now, suddenly, in the age of $20 trillion national debts and globalism, Republicans are backing away from this fiscal requirement. Now, suddenly, there is mounting evidence Trump will get some pushback from the GOP leadership over dramatic cuts he wants to make to federal spending. (RELATED: What’s our new president doing to protect our liberties and our pocketbooks? Find out at Trump.news)

Some push-back is reasonable. Trump has said he also wants to dramatically reduce corporate tax rates and taxes on the American people. That means there will be less guaranteed revenue for the Treasury, and without coinciding cuts to entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare (which aren’t going to happen), cutting the budget too much would likely mean cuts to discretionary spending programs (roads, bridges, the military, etc.).

Nevertheless, Trump administration officials are currently going through conservative budgets in order to find ways to save money as a means of eliminating the “tremendous waste, fraud, and abuse” that candidate Trump pledged to get rid of during the campaign.

Several proposals that officials are reviewing would certainly be popular among House Republicans, many whom have sought to cut the federal deficit by eliminating government programs they see as unnecessary. However, some of the programs and spending cuts that Trump is eying have supporters in the Republican-controlled Congress and, in particular, the Senate, The Hill noted.

Currently, the Trump team is working hand-in-hand with officials at the Office of Management and Budget to construct the framework for the new administration’s first budget proposal; it’s expected to land in Congress in about 45 days.

In the search for budget savings, White House officials are relying on proposals that were laid out in 2016 by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, in its “Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for 2017.”

A great deal of cuts outlined in that proposal are very close to those recommended in a 2017 budget plan that was adopted by the Republican Study Committee, a caucus to which a majority of Republicans are members. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., Trump’s incoming budget director, is also a member of the RSC.

Sources told The Hill that a likely source of cuts is the Legal Services Corporation, a federal bureaucracy that provides financial assistance via civil legal aid to low-income Americans. Conservatives have sought for some time to eliminate it because it has become infested with Left-wing Democrats who are beholden to liberal causes. Getting rid of it would save taxpayers $400 million next year. (RELATED: What else is on Trump’s chopping block? Stay current at BigGovernment.news)

However, even that paltry amount of money will be scrapped over; Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. A senior Judiciary Committee member, said it is a battle that is not worth fighting. “I think that would be a hard thing to do. Even if you wanted to do that, you couldn’t get it through the Senate,” he said.

That’s outrageous, but it goes to show you what Trump and his budget-cutting administration are up against: Careerist politicians from both parties who are beholden to special interests that use government as a means of protecting turf and setting up virtual monopolies.

One way Trump could save money in the budget without congressional assistance: Eliminating 75 percent of regulations, as he pledged to do Monday, which would save billions in enforcement costs alone each year, along with duplicative work.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources:

TheNationalSentinel.com

TheHill.com

Heritage.org

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CDC whistleblowers come forward over ethics issues /biggovernment/2017-01-25-cdc-whistleblowers-come-forward-over-ethics-issues.html /biggovernment/2017-01-25-cdc-whistleblowers-come-forward-over-ethics-issues.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/biggovernment/2017-01-25-cdc-whistleblowers-come-forward-over-ethics-issues.html An anonymous group of scientists from the CDC have joined forces to create a coalition against the uncouth practices the government agency has been undertaking — and to expose them for all they’re worth. The heroic group goes by the acronym CDC SPIDER, the latter half of which stands for Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research.

In their accusatory letter, the CDC SPIDER group wrote to Carmen S. Villar, Chief of Staff at the CDC, and a copy was sent to the renowned watchdog organization, US Right To Know (USRTK).

“We are a group of scientists at CDC that are very concerned about the current state of ethics at our agency. It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests. It seems that our mission and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception.”

The letter goes on to note that several senior management officials are clearly aware of what is transpiring and continue to remain silent, merely turning a blind eye and acting as if these unacceptable practices aren’t taking place. The CDC SPIDER group states that some of these officials even encourage these practices.

CDC SPIDER writes that these illegitimate behaviors are taking place at all levels and units of the CDC; no one appears to be immune. The group states, “These questionable and unethical practices threaten to undermine our credibility and reputation as a trusted leader in public health.”

(Related: Learn more about CDC controversies at CDC.news)

Concerns about the CDC’s ethics have been on the rise for the last several months, the culmination of which truly resides in CDC SPIDER’s momentous letter. While their complaints were filed anonymously for obvious reasons — like fear of retribution — CDC SPIDER could very well be the face of a revolution against a government addled with corporate interests and steeped in fake science.

It is easy to see how the CDC could fall prey to corporate interests. A quick look at the CDC Foundation reveals a huge list of corporations that donated money to the CDC during the 2016 fiscal year. Among the dozens of companies on the list, one can see that several big name brands have made such donations. Abbott Laboratories, Merck, Bayer Corporation, Cargill Inc., The Coca-Cola Company and Pfizer Foundation are just a few of the names on the list.

Oddly enough, one of SPIDER’s complaints, as noted by Carey Gillam for Huffington Post, was that the CDC had developed a “troubling” relationship with the beverage giant Coca-Cola and their nonprofit group International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI). One must wonder if the relationships with other cash donors might also be viewed as unsettling.

The Coca-Cola relationship is particularly startling when you note the fact that several CDC scientists appear to have colluded with them or ILSI to further the beverage industry agenda. One example of this was when the CDC’s Director for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Barbara Bowman, had to retire after her bad behavior came to light. She was, apparently, even giving a Coke advocate guidance on how to influence world health authorities on sugar and beverage policies.

Another scientist, Dr. Michael Pratt, has come under fire for his close work with ILSI, co-authoring papers funded by Coca-Cola, and most disturbingly, even receiving funding to attend industry-sponsored events and conferences.

While the CDC Foundation notes that their organization is authorized by Congress to “facilitate partnerships between CDC and the private sector,” one can’t help but wonder if the concerns brought forth by CDC SPIDER are possibly related to the foundation.

While the organization appears to make great efforts to create some semblance of ethics, it is truly mind-boggling that a government agency is allowed, indirectly, to take money from major corporations.

Desperate for change, the SPIDER group concluded their letter with a plea for the Director of Staff to put an end to the corrupt practices taking place at the CDC. Whether or not anything will come of it remains to be seen.

Sources:

TheDailySheeple.com

USRTK.org [PDF]

HuffingtonPost.com

TheHill.com

CDCFoundation.org

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Trump wants to eliminate over 75 percent of all regulations and ‘maybe more’ /biggovernment/2017-01-24-trump-wants-to-eliminate-over-75-percent-of-all-regulations.html /biggovernment/2017-01-24-trump-wants-to-eliminate-over-75-percent-of-all-regulations.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/biggovernment/2017-01-24-trump-wants-to-eliminate-over-75-percent-of-all-regulations.html Part of President Donald J. Trump’s strategy to “Make America Great Again” includes dramatic cuts in the size, scope, and power of the federal government, and to do that, he’s prepared to take a buzz saw to regulations.

In a meeting with business leaders in the White House on Monday, Trump’s first official full-day in office, the billionaire real estate mogul-turned politician said he thinks it is possible to cut three-quarters of all federal regulations, and “maybe more”—while still ensuring that Americans are safe and protected.

Seated with 10 executives from various industries and corporations, Trump was repeating a campaign pledge to roll back corporate mandates and rules that cost the economy trillions of dollars per year and an incalculable number of jobs and opportunities.

“We’re going to be cutting regulation massively,” Trump told reporters, while pledging to be “just as protective of the people.” Included in the meeting with CEOs were Elon Musk, head of Tesla Motors, and Kevin Plank, chief of Under Armor. (RELATED: Stay current with all of the Trump administration’s latest executive actions at Whitehouse.news)

Democrats and the angry Left they represent have been irrationally opposed to any of Trump’s plans to roll back the massive number of regulations on the books—so many and so complex that corporations have to hire teams of lawyers and experts to decipher them and ensure that their companies are not running afoul of some federal agency.

In a wide-ranging statement issued on Monday, the president also repeated a campaign promise to cut taxes on businesses by reducing corporate rates from some of the highest in the industrialized world—35 percent—to a more competitive 15-20 percent. He also said he wants to reward companies that make their products in the United States and impose a border levy on products that U.S. companies manufacture abroad.

As he said on the campaign trail, Trump reiterated his intention to push for U.S.-based manufacturing while renegotiating trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), while adding that he is not against “free trade.” Also on Monday, Trump signed an executive action pulling the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multi-national trade agreement he heavily criticized as more of the same kind of globalism that has disadvantaged U.S. companies and off-shored American jobs.

“What we want to do is bring manufacturing back to our country,” said Trump. “That doesn’t mean we don’t trade because we do trade. We want to make our products here.”

Following the meeting, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris told reporters that the executives will return in 30 days with suggestions about how to boost American manufacturing. But so far, Trump’s already scored some wins for Americans hoping to keep their jobs. As reported by CNBC:

Trump’s administration has already negotiated a deal with United Technologies for its Carrier unit to keep some jobs in Indiana rather than move them to Mexico, in exchange for $7 million in incentives over several years. Still, the company plans to shut down another Indiana facility and move hundreds of jobs to Mexico.

As reported by BigGovernment.news following the Nov. 8 elections, Americans voted for Trump’s agenda to roll back government and bolster American jobs and manufacturing.

“Americans rejected Obamacare. They rejected Left-wing radicalism in the federal courts. They rejected higher costs for business. They rejected job-killing regulations that targeted entire industries. They rejected the one-size-fits-all approach of an overreaching federal bureaucracy,” the site reported. (RELATED: The Trump administration is putting liberty back in style, as noted at Freedom.news)

It’s obvious the companies that have decided to keep jobs and operations in the U.S. that they had previously planned to move off-shore believe that Trump, a billionaire businessman himself, and the GOP-controlled Congress will deliver on the kinds of regulatory relief most of them have long sought.

What’s also obvious is that a majority of Americans in a majority of states also believe that Trump was the best candidate—and Republicans the best party—to provide them with better opportunities in the years ahead.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources:

BigGovernment.news

NewsTarget.com

CNBC.com

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Republican traitor Paul Ryan now trying to protect Big Pharma from Trump’s monopoly-dismantling reforms /biggovernment/2017-01-24-republican-traitor-paul-ryan-now-trying-to-protect-big-pharma-from-trumps-monopoly-crushing-reforms.html /biggovernment/2017-01-24-republican-traitor-paul-ryan-now-trying-to-protect-big-pharma-from-trumps-monopoly-crushing-reforms.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/biggovernment/2017-01-24-republican-traitor-paul-ryan-now-trying-to-protect-big-pharma-from-trumps-monopoly-crushing-reforms.html Though on the surface it may seem like President Donald Trump has it good, politically: He’s a GOP president at a time when he’s also got a Republican majority in Congress. And while Democrats will always be Trump’s biggest political obstructionists, he’s going to get far too much pushback from establishment Republicans who still don’t understand they were given clear mandates by the American people to get certain things done.

One of those things involves dramatically reforming health care—and not like President Obama and  the Democrats “reformed” it when they ruled Congress and the White House, a la Obamacare. It’s obvious that some Republican leaders don’t get this, and one of them may be House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

Ryan, for some reason, appears to be picking a fight with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence over the administration’s pledge to tackle the corruption of Big Pharma. Every American adult who has had to pay for medications over the last several years knows that they have gone up in price dramatically, and that there seems to be nothing stopping drug makers from boosting prices even on drugs that have been around for a long time. (RELATED: Stay up to date with the Trump administration at WhiteHouse.news)

What’s more, the price increases are only going to get worse this year, as Trump predicted.

In his first press conference in recent days, Trump—speaking at Trump Tower in New York City—promised pharmaceutical industry reforms including proper bidding on prices, among other measures, moving forward, Breitbart reported.

“We have to get our drug industry coming back,” he said. “Our drug industry has been disastrous. They’re leaving left and right. They supply our drugs but they don’t make them here, to a large extent. And the other thing we have to do is create new bidding procedures for the drug industry, because they’re getting away with murder. Pharma has a lot of lobbies, a lot of lobbyists, a lot of power.”

He went on to note that currently, there is very little bidding going on regarding drugs, even though Americans and the U.S. government are the largest consumers of pharmaceutical drugs.

“We’re going to start bidding,” said Trump. “We’re going to save billions of dollars over a period of time.”

Trump doubled down on his criticisms of Big Pharma later, in an interview with the Washington Post, saying that Big Pharma was “politically protected, but not anymore.”

According to Fortune, Trump’s comments sent the pharmaceutical industry into a financial tailspin. Enter the donor class’ favorite House Speaker, Ryan.

In response, Ryan told Mike Allen of Axios that he wants to “have more conversations about” the president’s efforts to crack down on Big Pharma corruption before it actually happens.

For the record, according to money-in-politics watchdog MapLight, the “Pharmaceuticals/Health Products” industries are one of the top 10 donors to Ryan, contributing $381,979 through June 30, 2016.

“I believe that the current premium support system with Part D works extremely well,” Ryan said. “I think there’s some real success stories … and I think we need to tell that story.”

When Allen asked if that also meant telling the president such stories, Ryan replied that it needs to be told to “a lot of people.”

He added: “I think [incoming Health and Human Services Secretary] Tom Price understands this issue extremely well.”

When he was asked about Trump’s comments that Big Pharma was politically protected, “but not anymore,” Ryan replied, “I don’t speak like that, generally speaking. I’m always looking for win-win situations, and I believe there’s a lot more we can do to bring down the price of drugs.” (RELATED: Stay current on this and other issues dealing with the pharmaceutical industry at BigPharmaNews.com)

The tension is more of the kind we’ve seen since the nationalist/populist Trump—the first real president “for all the people” in several generations who wants to stand up to the globalists, crony capitalists and corporatists—began rubbing up against the elitists who ‘run things.’

The Washington political class has never had to deal with anyone like Trump as president. He is not one of them, so he doesn’t view issues and problems through the same politically compromised prism as they do. Trump’s idea of “win-win” isn’t a “bipartisan agreement” per se, it’s any deal that helps as many Americans as possible (especially those who, up to now, have not had a voice in D.C.) while saving the government money and making it more efficient.

The ruling elite see “win-win” as anything that makes it appear as though they’re ‘doing something for the people,’ while actually doing something for the donors who keep them in power.

Big difference.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources:

TheFiscalTimes.com

Breitbart.news

MapLight.org

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Goodbye, Obama, you “sleeper cell” traitor and enemy of America… (you won’t be missed) /biggovernment/2017-01-24-goodbye-obama-you-sleeper-cell-traitor-and-enemy-of-america.html /biggovernment/2017-01-24-goodbye-obama-you-sleeper-cell-traitor-and-enemy-of-america.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/biggovernment/2017-01-24-goodbye-obama-you-sleeper-cell-traitor-and-enemy-of-america.html For the first time I can remember, we now have a nation led by a President who answers to the people, not the corporate lobbyists and special interests. He’s already clobbered the TPP, for example, and there’s much more to come. “What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people,” President Donald J. Trump said in his inauguration speech. “January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”

Leaving the White House is “sleeper cell” Barack Hussein Obama, an enemy of liberty, a serial liar and someone who meticulously followed a Soviet-style plan of subversion to systematically destroy America. Let’s hope Trump initiates criminal investigations into at least some of the anti-American hucksters and mafia bosses who ran his regime (Lois Lerner, Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder, etc).

Here’s how Obama aided and abetted America’s enemies over the last eight years

Over the last eight years, Obama has systematically assaulted America’s economy, culture, liberties and international reputation. He has deliberately aided America’s enemies (like Iran) while stiffing allies in the Middle East (like Israel). His political decisions, both domestic and international, have been designed from the start to weaken and disrupt the United States of America while empowering America’s enemies, both domestically and overseas.

“Obama can burn in hell for his crimes against the people of this country,” writes Dave Hodges of The Commonsense Show. “Regardless of what the next four years may bring, we can all celebrate one sentiment. The most despicable President in American history is gone.”

He adds:

Economically, Obama is the worst President in American history. The net effect of his failed Marxist/communist economic policies, Obama comes in in 4th place as the absolute worst president in American history with regard to GDP growth at a miserable 1.457%.

Here’s how Obama attempted to systematically destroy America

– The national debt: When Obama was campaigning for his first term in 2008, he called then-President George W. Bush’s doubling of the national debt “unpatriotic.” During an event in North Dakota, Obama accused Bush of endangering our children’s future by writing checks “on the Bank of China” to expand the size of the debt to an enormous amount:

But over his two terms, the amount of debt has doubled once again, and now sits at a mind-boggling $20 trillion. Should the United States find itself in a real shooting war with a great power, it will be difficult to purchase war materiel because of this massive debt.

– The Middle East: Though this part of the world has not been what you would call “stable” for quite some time, at least its dictators kept a lid on things. Their respective populations may not have been all that happy, but their societies weren’t in a state of collapse. All that changed under the Obama administration, which has, with the help of Hillary Clinton, gutted numerous nations and forcing them into a state of collapse. (Such as Libya)

– Terrorism: Obama’s refugee resettlement program — where he’s accelerating the pace at which people from terrorist-breeding parts of the world like the war-torn Middle East are being allowed into our country — is putting more Americans at risk. Islamic extremism is on the rise and carrying out active operations inside the USA. Allowing people from those parts of the world into the U.S. without proper vetting and background checks is dangerous and destabilizing.

– Iran: The Islamic republic of Iran has been an enemy of the U.S. for decades. But Obama has seen to it that Iran was not only put on the path to develop nuclear weapons, it was also rewarded with billions in illegally laundered cash delivered on a military cargo plane. Yes, international money laundering is “business as usual” under the criminal Obama regime.

– U.S. Navy harassment: One of the ways the United States helps maintain global security and order is through the deployment of its powerful Navy. But over the course of Obama’s two terms, the reputation of U.S. military in general (and the Navy in particular) has taken it on the chin.

This has occurred in two ways:

China: The People’s Liberation Army Navy has been allowed to build artificial islands in the South China Sea, while Beijing now claims all of that massive body of water as its own. This has dire implications for the future in terms of allowing Beijing to control a multi-trillion dollar-per-year shipping lane vital to the U.S. and its Asian allies.

Iran: The Islamic republic was allowed to capture 10 U.S. sailors in international waters and then hand them back over to the U.S. at a time of its choosing, humiliating our sailors at the same time as it showed the Obama administration to be willing accomplices in destroying U.S. Navy credibility and capability. (We’ve also learned this entire event was staged by Obama operatives to hand over advanced Navy technology to Iran.)

– Race relations: Though his presidency was initially hailed as a victory for race relations and civil rights, Obama has used every opportunity to exploit race as a dividing force rather than as a unifying force. His actions on race deliberately sought to contradict the progress America has made since the Civil War with Civil Rights Movement legislation and widespread openness about race diversity. Now, after Obama fanned the flames of racial distrust and hatred, racial and ethnic divisions threaten to tear our society apart. (It’s all by design.)

– Russia: The White House, through the hapless “diplomacy” of a politically compromised and wholly inept State Department led by Hillary Clinton, actively sought to provoke war with Russia while surrendering U.S. strategic resources to Russian-linked corporatists (uranium mining companies in particular).

When you consider what Russia actually got out of these deals, you can see it was all rooted in corruption, not any attempt to promote America’s interests. Clinton got some cash for her foundation and Russia got 20 percent of all strategic U.S. uranium reserves, guaranteeing Moscow control over most of the world’s primary nuclear weapons-producing ore.

– China rising: At the risk of losing influence throughout Asia, the Obama administration claimed it was “pivoting” to the region to counter a more aggressive China. But that was a lie. In reality, the Obama foreign policy team, at the president’s behest, allowed Beijing to expand its influence over traditional U.S. allies and the entire Asian region.

– Marriage and family: During his presidency, Obama worked overtime to destroy America’s traditions and culture, focusing intently on destroying the cultural pillar of the “family.”

While the law should not dictate how people live or who they can love, the strength of the family unit is what teaches children that the people are what achieve abundance and advances for nations, not the government. Under Obama, the destruction of the family went hand in hand with the rise of the “nanny state” (police state) government that tried to function as Big Brother.

– Unlimited immigration: Obama’s senseless ‘open borders’ policies — rooted in changes he made to immigration law via executive order, which he said dozens of times he could not do — are systematically changing the face of America, which is manifesting itself in more racial and ethnic division rather than unity.

Failure to assimilate American history, language, culture and traditions poses unique dangers for native-born Americans. This is precisely how Obama is causing America’s to, in a way, lose their own country to a planned invasion of foreigners whose only real function is to mindlessly vote for democrats in every election. (Open borders is truly the democrats’ “voter recruitment” racket.)

– Cyber security is a shambles: The world’s great powers — and even rising regional powers — have dramatically honed their cyberwar and hacking skills during Obama’s tenure, yet the president a) did little to develop better defenses against cyber assaults; and b) did next to nothing to punish countries (like China) who were serial hackers (other than craft some worthless ‘agreement’ that the Chinese repeatedly broke).

On top of all this, Obama chronically lied about unemployment figures, oversaw Eric Holder’s criminal gun-running operation called “Fast and Furious” and directed Lois Lerner to weaponize the IRS against Tea Party non-profits… all while dropping tens of thousands of bombs on foreign countries as a “Nobel Peace Prize” winner.

Good riddance, you anti-American betrayer and insidious liar

Good riddance, Obama! Your goal to achieve the complete destruction of America has failed. We the People rescued it just in time, and now we have a true patriot in the White House who is already working to overturn your eight years of systematic economic and cultural destruction.

No wonder the unhinged left-wing media is desperately trying to destroy Trump… they hate America just as Obama did. Sooner or later, by the way, America’s true patriots are going to have to defeat the communists who have infiltrated government, media, academia and the public education system across America.

I get the sense that a new civil war is still brewing, and that the radical commies on the left cannot be reasoned with, bargained with or negotiated with. They will sooner or later have to be utterly defeated once and for all by the legitimate patriots who defend the Republic against its enemies, both foreign and domestic.

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The TPP is dead: Trump uses executive order to withdraw from partnership /biggovernment/2017-01-23-the-tpp-is-dead-trump-uses-executive-order-to-withdraw-from-partnership.html /biggovernment/2017-01-23-the-tpp-is-dead-trump-uses-executive-order-to-withdraw-from-partnership.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/biggovernment/2017-01-23-the-tpp-is-dead-trump-uses-executive-order-to-withdraw-from-partnership.html With the exception of a few donor interests, former President Barack Obama never entered into international agreements that were going to be of any real benefit to the United States. Whether it be the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris Climate Change Accords or globalist trade deals, the lie was always that such deals would benefit “ordinary Americans” and “American business interests” while doing exactly the opposite.

Tens of millions of Americans knew that already, and one of them was just inaugurated as our 45th president.

As reported by Breitbart, Donald J. Trump’s pledge to get the U.S. out of “bad trade deals” took a major step forward on Monday, the president’s first full work day, when he signed scores of executive actions including one that essentially kills any American involvement in the much-maligned and extremely controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. (RELATED: Trump has pledged to dramatically roll back Washington! Stay current at Liberty.news)

“We’ve been talking about this for a long time … a great thing for the American worker,” Trump said after putting his signature to an order killing Obama’s primary trade agreement, which was to be between the U.S. and 11 other countries, most of them in Asia.

Trump repeatedly called the deal bad for American workers, and apparently U.S. Labor agrees with him: Unions that normally reserve only the most vile comments for Republican presidents and lawmakers are praising Trump for taking this action.

“Today, President Trump made good on his campaign promise to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership,” said Teamsters President James P. Hoffa. “With this decision, the president has taken the first step toward fixing 30 years of bad trade policies that have cost working Americans millions of good-paying jobs.”

The union, one of the country’s largest, has also opposed NAFTA, which Trump has pledged to re-negotiate.

The TPP, as Natural News reported in May, was never going to be a good thing for American workers, businesses and industries, as Obama and its supporters in both major parties promised. As we noted, Brett Redmayne-Titley, an undercover journalist who managed to attend secretive TTP planning events, wrote that that the agreement was no less than “treason” for essentially putting globalization on steroids, no matter the cost to U.S. jobs and industry.

Also, Brooke Harper with Global Trade Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based trade watch organization, said that TPP—which was really a treaty and thus subject to the “advice and consent” of the Senate before the U.S. could officially adopt it— was nothing short of a complete sell-out of the American people to corporate interests.

Most corporations that began as American companies are now global in nature; they do business all over the world. So they’re no longer loyal primarily to the United States, but rather to their bottom line, hence the quickening pace of moving jobs and operations offshore, where labor pools are cheaper and regulatory burdens are far less.

Now that TPP is dead, Trump administration officials indicated that the president would move quickly to address NAFTA—the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was negotiated during the administration of President George H. W. Bush but ratified during the Clinton administration in the early 1990s. Trump has heavily criticized this deal as well, correctly noting that it’s mostly been a boon for Mexico, which has seen hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs migrate there in the quarter-century since it took effect. (RELATED: What governmental agency has Trump dismantled today? Keep up at BigGovernment.news)

White House officials have said that Trump is scheduling meetings with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to open new discussions on how to revise portions of the agreement.

While Trump is getting criticism from the usual globalist quarters inside and outside the U.S., he certainly was not prophetic in predicting the negative effect the agreement would have on U.S. job opportunities and manufacturing. That honor goes to another businessman-turned-politician, Ross Perot, who ran for the presidency under the then-newly-formed Reform Party. Perot, a Texas native, warned that the agreement would create a “giant sucking sound” of jobs out of the U.S., and he was right.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources:

NYTimes.com

Breitbart.com

ActivistPost.com

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Halting government growth: Trump freezes federal government from hiring, excludes military /biggovernment/2017-01-23-halting-government-growth-trump-freezes-federal-government-from-hiring-excludes-military.html /biggovernment/2017-01-23-halting-government-growth-trump-freezes-federal-government-from-hiring-excludes-military.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/biggovernment/2017-01-23-halting-government-growth-trump-freezes-federal-government-from-hiring-excludes-military.html On Monday, his first full work day in the Oval Office, President Donald J. Trump made good on some of his campaign pledges by signing a score of executive actions, one of which places a hiring freeze on virtually all federal positions.  This action fulfilled an early promise to dramatically cut the size of the federal government.

As reported by Breitbart, Trump, in signing the executive action, stressed that it did not apply to the military or the intelligence community.

The Washington Post reported that the hiring freeze was telegraphed in the Trump campaign’s “Contract with the American Voter,” which the Washington establishment media did its best to ignore because most believed their anointed candidate, Democrat Hillary Clinton, would best the former reality TV star and billionaire real estate mogul.

The hiring freeze was the second of a half-dozen steps Trump is taking “to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, D.C.,” and a part of his “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” The freeze excludes the “military, public safety, and public health.” (RELATED: What’s Trump doing today to Make America Work Again? Find out at BigGovernment.news)

As expected, Trump’s actions drew immediate outbursts from the nation’s largest federal employee union—an entity that should never have existed in the first place because government unions are, by their nature and existence, bad for American taxpayers.

“President Trump’s action will disrupt government programs and services that benefit everyone and actually increase taxpayer costs by forcing agencies to hire more expensive contractors to do work that civilian government employees are already doing for less,” said J. David Cox, Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees.

“This hiring freeze will mean longer lines at Social Security offices, fewer workplace safety inspections, less oversight of environmental polluters, and greater risk to our nation’s food supply and clean water systems.”

In other words, pretty much the entire sky will now come tumbling down. Stay tuned for progress on that.

Meanwhile, the establishment had already been pushing back. The Post reported earlier this month that the Obama administration was using accelerated hiring practices to get employees in place before Trump was sworn in. That said, individuals who have been hired, but not yet began working, are likely still going to be affected by his freeze order.

As the Post noted, that is enshrined in case law:

In an August 1981 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in National Treasury Employees Union v. Ronald Reagan, the court ruled that anyone who had been appointed after Election Day, but had not yet started work, were affected by the retroactive freeze because they had not actually become federal employees. It found that a small number of workers among the plaintiff group, however, had begun to perform official work functions and therefore could make a claim based on the standard civil service protections that federal employees hold.

The following year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) took a look at hiring freezes imposed by Reagan and his predecessor, Democrat Jimmy Carter, and determined that it wasn’t an effective strategy. (RELATED: How is the Trump administration bringing back private-sector jobs and opportunities today? Find out at Whitehouse.news)

The GAO ostensibly found that hiring freezes have “little effect on Federal employment levels,” while they have “disrupted agency operations, and in some cases, increased costs to the Government.”

But as usual, such assessments as these—along with the Post’s attempt to utilize a 36-year-old analysis in an attempt to make a point about how dumb Trump is to do this—miss the much larger point.

In this case, Trump’s additional pledges to shrink the size of federal agencies and cut regulations by as much as 75 percent mean the federal government quite literally will become smaller and will thus no longer have a need for the number of employees currently on the payroll. So, making this claim is akin to attempts to place a square peg in a round hole; it just doesn’t fit.

“We’re going to be cutting regulation massively,” but the rules will be “just as protective of the people,” Trump told reporters at a meeting that included Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, as reported by CNBC.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources:

CNBC.com

TheNationalSentinel.com

Breitbart.com

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The Health Ranger’s 10-point plan to help Make America Great Again (VIDEO) /biggovernment/2017-01-23-health-rangers-10-point-plan-to-help-make-america-great-again-video.html /biggovernment/2017-01-23-health-rangers-10-point-plan-to-help-make-america-great-again-video.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 http://162.244.66.231/biggovernment/2017-01-23-health-rangers-10-point-plan-to-help-make-america-great-again-video.html Putting President Trump into the White House isn’t enough all by itself: The American people need to step up and help Make America Great Again in their own patriotic way. (Plus, we need to overcome all the anti-American haters and destroyers like George Soros, Madonna and the unhinged radical left.)

Today I’ve posted a lengthy video discussing my own 10-point plan to help MAGA. My plan differs from Trump’s plan in that I’m going to be working to reduce pesticides and herbicides in food and the environment while demanding honest GMO labeling. Sadly, the Republican establishment is still mostly illiterate on the science surrounding pesticides and GMOs, so they need to be educated. There’s no one better to do that than a patriotic Trump supporter who also understands the science!

Watch my video at this link to hear my full 10-point plan, or see the full video below.

  1. Push for banning mercury in vaccines and ending the war on children.
  2. Use good science to keep exposing the toxic chemicals and heavy metals in the food supply.
  3. Keep exposing media lies, fake news and fake science.
  4. Defend the Second Amendment and the Bill of Rights.
  5. Teach more preparedness and self-reliance so more people can survive the global debt collapse that’s coming.
  6. Keep delivering clean, green, lab-verified solutions for healthy living and breakthrough nutrition via the Health Ranger Store.
  7. Demand a more tolerant society and an end to systemic racism in academia and government, where racism against Asians and Whites is now endemic. Stop college professors from teaching “hate courses” that only strengthen the cycle of violence and racial divide.
  8. Fight against subversives and communists who are trying to overthrow America (see videos by Yuri Bezmenov and the 4 stages of subversion).
  9. Keep fighting against poisonous, chemical agriculture and GMOs while advocating honest food labeling.
  10. Keep sharing ideas for how to prevent disease, lower health care costs and save our nation billions of dollars. Promote nutrition that halts and prevents disease.

Watch the full video here:

 

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