Dan Walters has it right on CA. Taxes…Voters Listen Up!

3-26-2018-Dan Walters-Taxes

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A Gold Star Mother Describes Trump

from…3-17-2018
WORDS OF A GOLD STAR MOTHER

Most folks know that I despised Hillary, but was somewhat dismayed that the alternative was Trump. Trump for me was the lesser of two evils, but that’s water under the bridge. I stumbled into this article about a Gold Star Mom, and figured I’d share.

Billy and Karen Vaughn are the parents of fallen Navy SEAL, Aaron Carson Vaughn (SEAL Team VI). On August 6, 2011 Aaron was killed in action in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan when a chopper (call sign Extortion 17) carrying thirty Americans was shot from the sky. Let me tell you, when a Gold Star Mom speaks, people listen. These moms have endured unimaginable loss and have earned the right to a bully pulpit. They are not some fawned over TV show host or starlet. GSMs are the stuff that made America truly great, raising kids who understand the meaning of “the last full measure of devotion.”

Here are her words:

Sometimes God uses the no-nonsense, salty sailor to get the job done. Appreciating what the man is doing doesn’t mean we worship the salty sailor or even desire to be like the salty sailor. It doesn’t even mean God admires the salty sailor. Maybe He just knows he’s necessary for such a time as this.

I believe with all my heart that God placed that salty sailor in the White House and gave this nation one more chance in November 2016. Donald Trump is what he is. He is still the man he was before the election. And without guilt, I very much admire what that salty sailor is accomplishing.

He’s not like me. That’s okay with me. I don’t want to be like him. I will never behave like him. I know we’ve NEVER had a man like him lead our nation. It’s crazy and a little mind blowing at times. But I can’t help admire the ability he has to act with his heart rather than a calculated, PC, think tank-screened, carefully edited script. I still believe that is WHY he became our President and WHY he’s been able to handle a landslide of adversity and STILL pass unprecedented amounts of good legislation for our country AND do great works for MANY other nations, including Israel.

I’m THRILLED with what he’s doing for my nation, for the cause of Christ (whether intentional or unintentional, doesn’t matter to me), and for the concept of rebuilding America and putting her FIRST. I will not be ashamed of my position because others don’t see him through the same lens.

Should it matter to me if a fireman drops an f-bomb while he’s pulling me from a burning building? Would I really care about what came out of his mouth in those moments? Heck no! I’d CARE about what he was DOING. He wasn’t sent there to save my soul and I’m not looking to him for spiritual guidance. All I’m thinking in those moments is, “Thank you, Jesus, for sending the fireman.”
This man is crass. Okay. He’s not careful with what he says. Okay. You feel offended that he’s not a typical statesman. Okay. But he is rebuilding the nation my son died for…the nation I feared was on a fast track to becoming a hopeless cause. Forgive me if I’m smiling.

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Saul Alinsky is the Devil Mastermind

Don’t even think this guy isn’t behind all of the upheaval in the U.S.A. and the world. Saul Alinsky is the Mastermind Devil and one of his disciples is Hillary Clinton! Just read below or look him up!!!

 

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Enemy IS Amongst Us!!

By anonymous mostly mistakenly attributed to Charles Krauthammer, but good enough to be reproduced on these pages.

I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called “Organizing for Action” (OFA).

OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current president’s administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run. What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws?

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America!

Our ex-president said he was going to stay involved through community organizing and speak out on the issues and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of his administration’s top dogs over to Organizing for Action.

OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of the resistance to the Trump Administration that we are seeing across America, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for this revolution.

OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for “progressive” change. Its issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexual equality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform.

OFA members were propped up by the ex-president’s message from the shadows: “Organizing is the building block of everything great we have accomplished Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines. Commit to this work in 2017 and beyond.”

OFA’s website says it obtained its “digital” assets from the ex-president’s re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. In short, it is the shadow government organization aimed at resisting and tearing down the Constitutional Republic we know as AMERICA.

Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says, “The OFA will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-president will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.” Sperry writes that, “The ex-president is setting up a shadow government to sabotage the Trump administration through a network of non-profits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40 million) and has some 250 offices nationwide.

The OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate that the OFA has 32,525 (and growing) volunteers nationwide. The ex-president and his ‘wife’ will oversee the operation from their home/office in Washington DC.

Think about how this works. For example: Trump issues an immigration executive order; the OFA signals for protests and statements from pro-immigrant groups; the ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions where activist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest at airports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springs to action in support of these activities; the twitter sphere lights up with social media; and violence follows. All of this happens from the ex-president’s signal that he is heartened by the protests.

If Barack Obama did not do enough to destroy this country in the 8 years he was in office, it appears his future plans are to destroy the foundation on which this country has operated on for the last 241 years.

If this does not scare you, then we are in worse trouble than you know.

So, do your part. You have read it, so at least pass this on so others will know what we are up against. We are losing our country and we are so compliant. We are becoming a “PERFECT TARGET” for our enemy!

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CA. Public Employee Retirement is CRASHING!!!

Guest Editorial by John Takeuchi,

Sadly, the new year arrived with old concerns

California’s out-of-touch government has given us the highest overall tax rates in the country; homeless people roaming our cities; a justice system favoring more the lawbreaker than the law-abiding; and an exodus of companies and wealth.

A huge problem that’s escaped much attention so far is the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, partly because few understand it and partly because government and the unions like it that way. Let’s explain the first part.

CalPERS is the largest state-run retirement system in the country. It holds accounts for most of the state’s counties and cities, encompassing about 1.9 million employees. Its assets are almost $350 billion, most of which is invested in financial markets. That sounds like a lot of money; but it’s barely $175,000 per person. When you consider that the average retiree will burn through his share in four or five years, the problem comes into focus. Running out of money is common to nearly all defined-benefit programs – retirees are promised a monthly check regardless of how the underlying investments perform. CalPERS is one.

A recent study estimates that CalPERS’ unfunded liability – the additional amount needed to assure that every retiree gets what he or she is promised – is almost $1 trillion! How did the system get so far behind?

Twenty years ago, CalPERS was fully funded. The Reagan Revolution and successive good years through the Clinton presidency yielded excellent returns on the system’s investments, often exceeding 10 percent annually. Things looked so rosy that in 1999 Gov. Gray Davis signed off on a dramatic increase in benefits. Among them was a provision allowing “public safety” personnel – police officers, firefighters, even prison janitors – to retire at age 50 with 3 percent of annual pay per year of service.

This generosity backfired a few years later when the economy began to slide. While CalPERS assumed long-term annual investment returns of 7.5 percent to calculate its solvency, actual returns sank to a fraction of that – once, even approaching zero.

Who makes up a shortfall? Member governments do – which means, we the taxpayers. In 2002, counties and cities were hit with huge “catchup” assessments. Fairfield, for example, had to borrow $42 million. As the country slid into the Great Recession, unfunded liability grew – and grew.

Today, even with new prosperity, it’s unlikely that CalPERS will ever be fully funded again. Governments seem incapable of denying regular pay raises to their employees, most of whom already make considerably more than their civilian and military counterparts. This largesse increases their annual budgets, displacing things they ought to do – like maintaining streets. It also adds to their – our – pension liability.

CalPERS is a black hole. At this point, there are no reasonable ways to keep it afloat. The state has to get away from defined benefits. Can it be done?

Of course, it can. Over the past 20 to 30 years, nearly all of private industry has shifted into what are known as defined contribution plans. Employees direct some percentage of their pay into company-sponsored investment programs – mutual funds and such – and the employer matches all or a significant part. There are many financial institutions – insurers, brokerages, mutual funds – who would gladly manage those accounts. Over long periods of time, the stock markets have created considerable wealth for steady investors. When the employee retires, the whole investment package is his. The employer has no further obligation.

Transitioning CalPERS out of defined benefits requires the Legislature to act. Communicate with your elected representatives. Ask them what they’re doing to stop the bleeding. If you don’t like their answers, elect people whose answers you do like.

In the meantime, remind local officials that every pay raise they approve adds to our CalPERS deficit. It will come to bite us. Bet on it.

John Takeuchi is a Fairfield resident and a member of the Central Solano Citizen/Taxpayer Group. Reach him by email at taksan@comcast.net.

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Trump Delivers on Promise

Trump-Isreal

…I’m not Jewish…or do I partularly care about Isreal or where its capitol is located. BUT the one thing I do CARE about is that this MAN delivered on his promise as he has endured nearly a year of the worst onslaught of false criticism EVER in the history of this country. HE is MY PRESIDENT and a ture LEADER in the most meaningful sense on that word. Congratulations, MISTER PRESIDENT! There is real hope for this country and the world.

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Are you tired of Winning yet?

Senator Ted Cruz says it all. Supreme Court backs Trump 7-2

12-5-2017-SC Ruling on Trump Ravel Ban…and while your in the area…stop by and say hello to…Maryland Judge Theodore D. Chuang and Attorney General Doug Chin of Hawaii.

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