Where does the money come from?

By Jan Dolcater | Nov 09, 2017

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton had an unexpected aggressive challenge from Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders was particularly well received by the millennials as he campaigned across the country. To a great extent, his message of free college tuition, free government-sponsored health care, and other alleged “free benefits” that this group felt they were entitled to was very welcome. Considering the information that has come to light involving Hillary Clinton in the expose by Donna Brazile, the former interim chair of the Democrat National Committee, leads me to believe the Bernie supporters will soon be back in mass.

Once again, I feel certain we will soon hear the drumbeat for freebies for all from Uncle Bernie as his message echoes across the land. It should be noted that a recent survey done by The Federalist revealed that 44 percent of the millennials favored a socialist state, rather than living in a capitalist society. No wonder Bernie was so well received; he was going to provide “free money” to pay for the goodies. Add to this confused situation the fact that a 2016 New York Times survey of millennials revealed that only 16 percent could accurately define socialism. I believe it is incumbent on Bernie to break the news that he does not have access to a money tree, and for the millennials to reexamine their perspective.

Meanwhile, the statements of Brazile on the status of the Democratic party being in debt to the tune of $25 million as Obama was leaving office and the subsequent revelation that Hillary Clinton funded the obligations of the party certainly begs for questioning. This "gracious" action on her part allowed her to gain control of fundraising, strategy, all hiring decisions, mailings and other campaign plans. Her opponent, Bernie Sanders, was basically neutered without knowing for sure it was actually happening.

In addition, the fact that money from the Democratic National Committee paid for the Fusion GPS dossier from the Russians for dirt on Donald Trump with disguised payments through the committee law firm to the tune of $9 million is still another unacceptable source of the flow of money. Whether it is from the Clintons or other unsavory sources like George Soros, it is more and more apparent that the Democratic Party is in massive disarray and has only a combination of Sanders and Elizabeth Warren (the fake Indian) as their answer.

Not to be forgotten but very soon, the informant that has been in hiding in regards to the Uranium One sale will appear before a Senate committee to reveal previously undisclosed information. Although Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State at the time of the approval of the sale of 20 percent of the United States' supply of uranium, there were eight other members on the committee who approved this sale. It should also be understood that there was only one individual who could have stopped this transaction in its tracks, and that was Barack Obama.

This most certainly requires scrutiny to understand fully how this valuable natural resource could be sold to a group of individuals who in fact were financially locked into the Russian government. I am confident in expressing the opinion that Russia is an enemy of our country. Keep in mind that within weeks after this sale was approved, Bill Clinton was rewarded $500,000 for a speech in Moscow and the aforementioned nine individuals later donated a total of $145,000,000 to the Clinton Foundation. The aroma of this transaction is rather pungent

I hope you will take time to consider where “all the money comes from” when you consider the machinations of the Democrats in the upcoming 2018 elections.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Ronald Horvath | Nov 16, 2017 11:57

James-  "Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias, wherein persons of low ability suffer from illusory superiority when they mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority derives from the metacognitive inability of low-ability persons to recognize their own ineptitude. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their actual competence or incompetence."

If you’re incompetent, you can’t know you’re incompetent. […] the skills you need to produce a right answer are exactly the skills you need to recognize what a right answer is.
—David Dunning

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect



Posted by: James M Thomas | Nov 16, 2017 09:34

This just in:  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3023545

Disclaimer:  I have not done the due-diligence to see if this bit of social research has any political bias.  But it does make a lot of sense.  Wisdom, as I see it, is much more about asking questions than it is about opining about one's personal beliefs in what is "truth."  The Russians appear to be believers in this social research and using it effectively to confuse and sabotage US politics especially with those citizens who don't question and are not capable of analysis of everything they see or hear in mass media.



Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Nov 12, 2017 17:24

This certainly give one pause for thought! WOW! All I can do is vote for my candidate and know in my mind it is the right one. Trump scared me so I turned toward Hillary. Thanks for the info.

 



Posted by: Ronald Horvath | Nov 11, 2017 14:20

Oh, Jan, this is your usual contrived drivel of half-truths and false assumptions, most of which have been debunked multiple times.  Let's see, where shall I begin.

"Free money?"  No, Jan, it's not free, unless you're a member of the 1 percent who get the lion's share of freebies in this country.

 

"The cost of the entire Safety Net is only about ONE-SIXTH of the $2.2 trillion in tax expenditures, tax underpayments, tax havens, and corporate nonpayment, the great majority of which went to the richest Americans."
http://www.nationofchange.org/news/2016/02/15/5-reasons-the-top-tax-rate-should-be-80/

 

Just think if those corporations paid their fair share.  That could provide a great investment into this country, one that would profit all of us and not just a handful of shareholders.  Money buys power after all, and power demands more and more from everyone who has less power, whether political or economic.  If there's a difference that is.

"44 percent of the millennials favored a socialist state."  

Make that a Democratic-Socialist state.  There's a great difference as any Scandinavian knows, since they can vote out their socialist governments any time they want.  But it works too well for them.  That's the prime phrase here; "for them," rather than for the privileged few as capitalist states do.  The wealth produced by all Danes, Finns, Norwiegians, and Swedes is shared out among their general population for the common good unlike here where Republicans have allowed the corporations and the idle rich to buy their loyalty and loot the country for their own benefit thereby dismantling the social safety nets, empoverishing the middle class and destroying American labor.  Right now we have socialism for the rich or "class war" as Warren Buffet calls it.  The rich began it under Reagan and the rich have been winning ever since.

Where does the money come from.  Let's see.  The Pentagon has "misplaced"  $8.5 trillion. The Federal Reserve is missing $9 trillion.  Corporations are hiding $2.4 trillion in over seas tax havens which is surprising since:

"Every year from 2006 to 2012, some two-thirds of U.S. corporations did not pay federal income tax, according to a Government Accountability Office study released on Wednesday. In 2012 alone, 42.5 percent of businesses that the GAO defines as large did not pay federal taxes, including 19.5 percent of big corporations that posted a profit."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gao-study-profitable-corporations-no-federal-taxes_us_570e6c62e4b0ffa5937dbadb

I'm pretty sure Trump's corporation is one of them.  Why else would he hide his tax returns?  Right?  I do understand that he has given owners of Golf courses a special tax break in the Republicans new "tax reform" bill even while  "ending deductions that benefit veterans, indebted students, orphans, and people who suffer from rare diseases."  You have to hand it to Trump.  Like most Republicans his corruption is downright blatant.  

Perhaps you could explain how that makes American great again.

And then there's the “Paradise Papers":  A "trove of more than 13 million leaked documents was published by news organizations around the world on Sunday, the contents of which implicate top officials and associates of President Donald Trump, as well as foreign politicians, in shady business relationships tied to offshore financial accounts...  The documents show that the wealthy individuals Trump brought into his administration have worked to legally store their money in offshore havens where they would be free from taxation in the United States...  Among the Trump administration officials implicated in the leaks is Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who according to the documents concealed his ties to a Russian energy company that is partly owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law...  Top White House adviser Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, is also implicated. The documents reveal that Kremlin-connected interests invested in social media giants Facebook and Twitter through one of Kushner’s business associates. Russian tech leader Yuri Milner, who funneled the money to Facebook and Twitter, has a stake in a company partly owned by Kushner."
https://www.thedailybeast.com/massive-leak-reveals-new-ties-between-trump-administration-and-russia-implicating-commerce-secretary-wilbur-ross-and-jared-kushner?source=TDB&via=FB_Page


Talk about "unsavory sources."  As for the "Fusion GPS dossier from the Russians for dirt on Donald Trump" you do realize don't you that:

"The Washington Free Beacon, financed by a major G.O.P. donor, retained Fusion GPS to find information intended to sink Donald J. Trump’s campaign.


Later, Hillary Clinton’s campaign also hired the firm, which employed the former British spy Christopher Steele to unearth dirt on Mr. Trump that would become the infamous dossier."
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/27/us/politics/trump-dossier-paul-singer.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

So it seems even conservatives were concerned with the unsavoriness of Trump to the point of financing investigations into his Russian connection.  Can you blame Hillary's campaign for following up on dirt like that.  At least she didn't meet with eight Russian agents in a hotel room to actively collude with a foreign power.  Only a Trump could be dumb enough for that.


And here's what is known about Uranium One:



"The 2010 deal allowed Rosatom, the Russian nuclear energy agency, to acquire a controlling stake in Uranium One, a Canadian-based company with mining stakes in the Western United States.

On June 8, 2010, Uranium One announced it had signed an agreement that would give “not less than 51%” of the company to JSC Atomredmetzoloto, or ARMZ, the mining arm of Rosatom, the Russian nuclear energy agency.

But the deal required multiple approvals by the U.S., beginning with the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States. Under federal law, the committee reviews foreign investments that raise potential national security concerns.



The Committee on Foreign Investments has nine members, including the secretaries of the treasury, state, defense, homeland security, commerce and energy; the attorney general; and representatives from two White House offices (the United States Trade Representative and the Office of Science and Technology Policy).



The committee can’t actually stop a sale from going through — it can only approve a sale. The president is the only one who can stop a sale, if the committee or any one member “recommends suspension or prohibition of the transaction,” according to guidelines issued by the Treasury Department in December 2008 after the department adopted its final rule a month earlier...  Jose Fernandez, a former assistant secretary of state, told the New York Times that he represented the department on the committee. “Mrs. Clinton never intervened with me on any C.F.I.U.S. matter,” he told the Times, referring to the committee by its acronym.



...  the Nuclear Regulatory Commission had to approve the transfer of two uranium recovery licenses in Wyoming from Uranium One to the Russian company. The NRC announced it approved the transfer on Nov. 24, 2010. But, as the NRC explained at the time, “no uranium produced at either facility may be exported.”



Canada must obtain U.S. approval to transfer any U.S. uranium to any country other than the United States, the letter says...  “Please be assured that no Uranium One, Inc.-produced uranium has been shipped directly to Russia and the U.S. Government has not authorized any country to re-transfer U.S. uranium to Russia,” the 2015 letter said.



It may be that individuals and companies sought to curry favor with Hillary Clinton and even influence her department’s decision on the Uranium One sale. But, as we’ve written before, there is no evidence that donations to the Clinton Foundation from people with ties to Uranium One or Bill Clinton’s speaking fee influenced Hillary Clinton’s official actions. That’s still the case. We will update this article with any major developments.

http://www.factcheck.org/2017/10/facts-uranium-one/



There's more of course but you can look it up yourself.  All that is clear is that Trump's owes his financing and his election to Russian meddling and no amount of distractions over "Hillary's collusion" is going to change that.  Mueller is on his trail and it's those "machinations" that will be foremost in the voters minds come election time, I'm sure.



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