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Bill,

Could it be possible that just as Congress has done nothing about the deficit knowing we’re going down (shtf) that Trump also realizes there are now more important things to address.
Yes we would all feel better if the bad guys were in prison (hung would be my choice), but if the “crash” is imminent then there are more pressing things (financially) to concentrate on.
This makes more sense than anything else. Trump may have to deal with justice issues AFTER the crash.

CIGA J.

Dear J,

We have a chicken or the egg question here but remember, the coming financial crash is by no means an accident. It has been planned and goes back all the way to 1913. Financial collapse will certainly alter opinion and “mood” which means arrests after a collapse may be cheered by both sides due to the anger caused by financial death.

Best,

Bill

 

Jim,

I would urge everyone to read the article in full and watch the 2 minute video of what was said before the election and then come to their own conclusions.

Dave

Trump’s 2020 Budget Proposal Is Going After Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, And More.
March 11, 2019

By Tara Golshan

“Information Clearing House” – President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled its third budget proposal Monday, cementing a vision for the United States that bolsters funding for defense and border walls, while severely cutting social programs for the nation’s poorest.

The $4.7 trillion budget proposal, which encompasses everything from funding for food aid, education, and health care to national defense, seeks to slash $845 billion from Medicare — a program Trump notably promised to leave untouched — $241 billion from Medicaid through major structural reforms, as well as a 9 percent cut across non-defense programs, all while increasing the defense budget to $750 billion, 5 percent more than the 2019 budget.

Additionally, Trump’s administration has asked Congress for $8.6 billion for the president’s border wall, a project the president declared a national emergency over earlier this year amid the nation’s longest government shutdown in history.

The proposal also predicts significant economic growth over the next decade — at about 3 percent annually — with the expectation that the government will continue to enact tax cuts and a deregulatory agenda. The projections are far rosier than what outside forecasters expect.

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Jim,

If/when they come for the guns, my advice is run for your life.

Dave

Bipartisan Attacks on the Second Amendment
March 11, 2019

The House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would expand the national background check system to require almost everyone selling firearms, including private collectors who supplement their incomes by selling firearms at gun shows, to perform background checks on the potential buyers. The bill has a section purporting to bar creation of a national firearms registry. However, the expanded background check system will require the government to compile lists of those buying and selling guns. In other words, it creates a de facto national gun registry.

Similar to the experience with other types of prohibition, making it more difficult to legally buy a gun will enhance the firearms black market. Criminals, terrorist, and even deranged mass shooters will thus have no problem obtaining firearms.

It is no coincidence that the majority of mass shootings take place in “gun-free zones,” where shooters know their targets will be unarmed. This shows that any law making it more difficult for Americans to own and carry firearms makes us less safe. If Congress really wanted to reduce the incidence of gun violence, it would repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act. This law leaves children easy prey for mass shooters by mandating that public schools be “gun-free zones.”

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