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Republican’s Moore justification December 5, 2017

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Two seat majority in the Senate is everything to Trump and the Republican Party at this point in the current election cycle. The stain on the Senate, thus the nation, that comes with Moore’s winning next Tuesday just isn’t that big a deal to Trump, McConnell of Kentucky, Hatch of Utah and Republican National Committee any more. 

From the righteous moral highground of ‘No Moore in the Senate’ a few weeks ago to ‘we’ll take him comes next Tuesday’ now is simple shameful. 

As for Trump, he and Moore are one of a kind, the kind of ‘He didn’t admit the crime’ in Sander’s book. Since they two are such a good match, what’s not to like of each other. Once in Washington, Moore and Trump can compare notes more easily in their spare time.

Republicans, get your red carpet out! Moore may show up next Tuesday night. Americans, have your heavy duty scouring pads and soaps ready. You will need them to wash off the stains Moore brings to the nation next week.

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公說公有理,婆說婆有理 December 3, 2017

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This is the oroblem with economics: no one has any clue as to what’s going to happen in ten years with the new tax reform bill.

Democrats say: $500 billion, $1 trillion or $1.5 trillion deficit added to the national debt in 10 years with the rob-the-poor-and-soak-the-rich tax plan.

Republicans say: revenue neutral, beyond revenue neutral or 3+% annual GDP growth from the historical and boldest re-write of the tax code ever.

The schmos: Is there anything we can do?

Trump: Four more years! Four more years!

National Debt:

@ 2017/12/03, 20:10:28

Rich vs poor; Republican vs Democrat November 24, 2017

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A lousy $202 tax saving if a single person makes $25,000 a year. It goes up to $4,289 when his or her salary is $175,000 a year.

Source: Business Insider

走投無路只有濫竽充數了? November 14, 2017

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看來美國的募兵制已經走到盡頭了。兵不夠,烏七八糟的人都只有收下了。

大部分的美國大兵參軍,不是因為他要保護美國的國家利益,不是因為他要保護美國自由民主的理想或是要保護美國的領土完整,他們這些人參軍,是因為他們沒有辦法在社會上生存,去當兵至少還有一口飯吃吃。

美國只要是經濟不好,失業率高,募兵就沒有問題。這些人找不到事,就只有參加軍隊,混一口飯吃。如果經濟好,市場上需要勞工,就募不到兵。現在就是經濟好,找不到新兵的時候。

不過,美國在中東的兩次戰爭,也把美國的年輕人打怕了。布希,噢巴馬和川普相繼的送他們去阿富汗,伊拉克,敘利亞和 Niger,可是他們不知道為什麼打仗,不知道為什麼去死,不知道為誰的利益而戰。有些人在阿富汗打了十幾年的戰,還不知道是為了美國人打還是為了阿富汗人打。

你說,這是不是有點荒唐?不過,這就是美國的外交政策。七八十年了,都是這樣。

嗯,好像台灣也有這種找不到兵的問題。不過,台灣有點不一樣。台灣現在是徵兵制。只要男生一到十八歲,就要當兵。如今,兵有沒有什麼好當的。打中國打不過,要那麽多兵幹什麼?所以台灣現在當兵,可以去政府機關坐辦公桌,朝九晚五的,幾個月就可以了。還有,台灣要武器,買不起。想要買,美國又不買。台灣的年輕人小確幸過的遐逸的很,週末吃個海鮮吃到飽,放長假去日本關西走兩天,要他們出去曬曬太陽,做個勞力工都不願意,怎麼會去當兵呢?再說,政府給當兵的錢不夠,多給政府又沒錢,你說這不是兩難嗎?

The deep hatred just won’t go away November 14, 2017

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這些人的腦筋是不是有問題?

好好的一個咖啡機,就因為這家公司把支持保守派的廣告撤了,這些人就把家裏的 Keurig 咖啡機打爛。不知道這些人腦筋裏的那根筋彎了,還是家裏的錢多的不知道怎麼用?

不要,給我吧!

Roy Moore 是美國阿拉巴馬州共和黨參議員的候選人。Jeff Sessions 是阿拉巴馬州前一屆的參議員,美國總統競選時,他大力支持川普。川普當選後,把他提升成為美國 Justice Department 的老闆。Moore 就是共和黨初選後的候選人。Moore 非常,非常保守,以前做過法官。川普本來不支持他,但是,川普支持的初選失敗了。共和黨沒辦法,只有頂他上架。誰知道,最近這幾個禮拜,已經有幾個女人出來說 Moore 以前非禮過她們。Moore 當然是一概否認。

從這一個小小的報導,你就知道為什麼川普到現在還有 33% 的美國人支持他,而美國的種族歧視問題有多麽的嚴重了。我猜,這 33% 的人民中間有99% 是白人,而白人之中可能有85%是男人。

這件事其實並不簡單,也不是 Moore 一個人能不能在十二月當選的事。共和黨現在有52席。如果 Moore 沒選上,共和黨只有 51席。共和黨的問題還不止如此:共和黨的肯德基州參議員被鄰居打了一頓,斷了好幾根肋骨。還有一個參議員病重在家修養,不知道什麼時候能回來報道。亞利桑那州的參議員有腦癌,不知道什麼時候要回醫院。Moore 如果選不上,共和黨就快完了。川普也不會有什麼好日子過。從這一點你就知道為什麼這些人要打爛它們的咖啡機了。

另外,雖然下面這件事跟 Moore 無關,但是,我認為,它也反映出美國白人潛意識之下,歧視黑人的問題。

四個在 Niger 被埋伏暗殺的軍人當中,只有一個是黑人,而川普只跟這一個黑人的太太說過:”他知道參加軍隊是可能會為國捐軀的”這種沒有人情的話。你說這是不是有點那個?

還有,川普還答應四個死亡的軍人中的一個家屬,他(川普)會從他自己的戶頭裏開一張兩萬五千塊錢的支票給這位死亡軍人的家屬。川普在電話中答應了之後就忘了這件事,直到家屬在網上公佈了這件事,川普才急急忙忙的寫了一張支票寄去。那,另外三個軍人的家屬呢?他們怎麼沒有兩萬五千的支票。其他為國捐軀的軍人為什麼沒有兩萬五千的支票?

從這兩點來看,你就知道川普做人做事的問題在那裏了 。

而美國的 33% 人民還是盲目的支持他。這就是美國的民主。川普在2020年再說服其他 17.1%的人投票給他,他就可以連任了。

有沒有意思?

America’s democracy is a disgrace November 4, 2017

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Is it time to start asking the government of Kenya or Zimbabwe to organize an international observer team to over see American’s mid-term election next year?

Of course, that’s sachasm. But seriously, shouldn’t American tax payers start to demand government accountability by exposing crony capitalism, misuse of tax mony, corruptions, paybacks, revolving door on government agencies and other malfeasance.”

Look at the tactics utilized by America’s two major political parties: The Republican Party and the Democratic Party.

The Republican Party – cheats on election.

And can you believe that a U.S. presidential candidate openly asked a foreign country, Russia, to release his or her opponent’s emails?

The Democratic Party isn’t any better – it cheats on election too.

I diliked slick willie from day one and believed his enabler, Hillary, stuck to him for her own political gains. In that regard, I believed that Hillary was a calculating, shrew, harridan, dishonest and greedy politician.

So, was I surprised to hear this? Not at all.

In the end, the candidate with fewer popular votes became the president of the United States. Called it democracy if you like. Call it constitution if you like. Don’t you think the guy in the WH is in someway not that legitimate? Not that I prefer the other one. Believe me, I don’t. To me, any one is better than having Bill as the president again and Hillary as the vice president.

Source: The Splinter

Then, consider the following highlights of American’s democracy’s achievements:

  • The rich donors get paid with access, government contracts, special projects and political paybacks after the election, 
  • The special interest groups get to influence election outcome, 
  • About 59.7% of eligible voters voted in 2016 presidential election, and 
  • Just a little over 1/3, 36.4%, of eligible voters voted in 2014 midterm election, the lowest in 70 years,
  • The regular tax payers have little to say about the election outcome, and,
  • Once an incompetent person is in the HW or the Congress, regular tax payers have no recourse except wait for the same four years later.

Trump has no where to hide November 2, 2017

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“He is f***ed,” according to a former Trump campaign aide, Sam Nunberg. 

That’s pretty hard language.

Trump is f***ed because: 

  • His approval rating is at 33%, 
  • One of his former foreign policy advisors, a nobody based on WH’s narrative, has pleaded guilty for lying to FBI, 
  • This advisor has been a “proactive cooperator” for Mueller which is very bad for the WH,
  • Mueller is going to check the books of Jared Kushner and Trump,
  • Jared Kushner gave the worst political advises in the WH and Trumo agreed,
  • Trump’s friends and advisors are looking over their shoulders for fear of Mueller’s requests for an interview,
  • Trump has surrounded himself with family members and Wall Street billionaires instead of heavyweight prosecutors who knew how to steer Trump away from illegal activities,
  • Trump can’t fire Mueller because it will for sure face impeachment,
  • Mueller has a free hand and endless resources to hunt down his primary target, Trump,
  • Trump’s option is very limited except his tweets,
  • Bannon told Trump to stop fooling around and stop tweeting and this is very serious and very bad for Trump,
  • Trump has made the Republican establishment his “drain the swamp” target which makes Trump the enemy no. 1 for the swamp,
  • Trump has publically made many Republican senators and representatives his enemies instead of friends,
  • The 25 Amendment could be a real threat to Trump according to Bannon,
  • Democrats are eager to impeach Trump and Republicans want to do the same but are afraid of backlash from the 33%,
  • Trump has publically offended many foreign leaders and they despised him immensely,
  • As the primary target of Mueller’s investigation, Trump will see his friends distancing themselves from Trump as far away as they can,
  • Trump has praised Putin before but he turned out to be the worst nightmare for Trump,
  • All liberal media outlets use Trump as a Piñatas and they enjoyed every minutes of it.

In short, Trump is screwed. Royally.

Both are lying about the ‘friends’ part October 16, 2017

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As for passing the tax reform bill before the end of the year, we’ll see about that in about 75 days.

Source: CNBC

Party of Lincoln in turmoil October 15, 2017

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Trump is the president of the United States and is considered to be the leader of the Republican Party. However, he is actively making enemies both inside and outside of the Republican Oarty. He isn’t on good terms with Russia’s Putin, E.U.’s Merkel and Macron, Iran, North Korea, Mexico, Cuba, Philippine and Australia. 

Furthermore, many voters who pushed Trump into the White House are now sorry that they chose the wrong man.

Mitch McConnell is the majority leader of the Senate and is facing calls from members of his own party, yes, the Republican Party, to step down. It isn’t very encouraging for McConnell because he is also being scolded by Trump for being weak, ineffective and not doing his job.

Paul Ryan is the Speaker of the House and the leader of the Republican Party in the House. He is being questioned by members of his own party and Trump because he failed to repeal and replace Obamacare.

The tax reform proposal, currently being worked on in the Republican Party without any input from the Democrats, faces backlash because it disporpotionally benefits the wealthy, such as Trump. It also has problem making the tax reform policy revenue neutral.

Last but not the least, a trove of Republican senator and representatives are not seeking another term in the 2018 mid-term election. At current count, nine Republican represenratives and one senator have announced that they won’t seek re-election next year.

It appears that the Republican Party is facing a huge enemy who happens to be the oresident of the United States.

We’ll see whether Republican Party will be toppled over from inside and lose the majority in the Senate and possibly in the Representative too.

Trump is not the leader of the Republican Party. He is the enemy.

Democrats are laughing.

名嘴和美國政治 October 15, 2017

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臺灣的政治,社會的輿論,人民的想法和朝代(中央和地方)的變遷被電視上的名嘴操縱,掌控。這些人爲他們的政治理念在電視臺的節目中大放厥詞,打擊政府,攻擊個人,企圖左右地方和中央選舉的結果。無知的百姓很容易被這些人影響,而政府的政策就被這些人綁架了。

美國一樣也有名嘴:無線電臺保守派政治論壇節目主持人(在過去,自由派的政治論壇節目幾乎沒辦法生存),電視臺新聞節目主持人,週末和夜晚新聞節目的主持人和網路上保守派,激進派和自由派的護衛者。

Steve Bannon (班農) 就是一個典型的例子。

他說話頭頭是道,口無遮攔,極會罵人。他對美國在世界上的霸權有無比堅定的信念。他堅絕反對貿易全球化,反伊朗,反蘇俄,反北韓,反中國,反歐盟,反美國的盟友用美國錢。他主張在邊界築圍牆把中南美洲的違法移民擋在牆外。他反對有些穆斯林國家的阿拉伯人來美國,厭惡共和黨中反對川普的參議員和眾議員,反對現有的共和黨體系,也強烈的反民主黨的政治立場。

他在川普的小圈圈裏位高權重,深得川普長久的信任。可是在川普進白宮以後,他跟川普的女兒,女婿和其他顧問,部長不和,最後不得以被川普解僱。可是他在無官一身輕的情況之下,威脅共和黨參,眾議員,打擊在明年美期中要競選連任的議員。

其實,他威脅現任參議院首領 McMconnell,和即將退休的參議員 Corker 的真正目的,是恐嚇其他共和黨參議員,要他們三緘其口,不可以公開批評或反對川普,要這些人爲共和黨和川普推行的稅改政策投下贊成的一票。

現在,共和黨的52個參議員中只有三,四個參議員敢對川普和共和黨的稅改提案有任何異議。他們也極有可能會投反對票。除了 Corker 和生癌症的 McCain  以外,川普還需要擔心緬因州的 Collins 和阿拉斯加的 Murkowski 參議員很可能會反對共和黨和稅改政策。

川普知道這個道理。班農當然也知道這個道理。所以,班農的責任就是儘量打擊 McConnell 和 Corker,殺一儆百,告訴其他的共和黨參議員,你們最好乖乖的通過共和黨提出來的稅改政策,不然下一個目標就是反對稅改政策的共和黨參議員了。

共和黨在美國的眾議院有壓倒的多數,許多眾議員也不敢公開反對川普,因為川普的鐵票可能高達 30%,甚至 35% 的選民。如果眾議員公開反對川普,那他們競選得連任的機會就不大了。

這是美國民主政治黑暗的一面。許多中國人,尤其是年輕的中國人,包括臺灣的年輕人在內,以為美國的民主政治是世界上至高無上,最純潔,最公平的治國標準。沒人一票多麼神聖阿! 他們那裏知道美國的民主政治實際上早就被有錢人和有特殊要求的團體綁架了。

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