THE BULLSHIT REPORT


Its pure, its real, it is real 

NOVEMBER 2, 2018    IT’S REALLY REAL BS ACCORDING TO TRUMP   AMERICAS FAVORITE LIAR
45th EDITION - PUBLISHED BI-WEEKLY OR MORE OFTEN WHEN THE BULLSHIT HITS THE FAN


FIRST THE DAILY BULLSHIT
“America has a history of paranoid politics, infused with the belief that there is some hidden conspiracy to betray the republic. But these forces used to be peripheral, voiced by marginal figures. 

When they seemed to be growing, as with the John Birch Society in the 1960s, mainstream conservatives such as William F. Buckley publicly and forcefully denounced them. Today senior Republicans emulate them,” Fareed Zacaria writes.  

Tomorrow is the most important day in our lives to send a message to that Supreme Leader Schmuck, his fellow scumbags in Congress and the Senate that he and his GOP base and the fake Evangelicals do not run nor own this country and never will.

I agree, Scumbagisim  is a new slang word the disease affecting our Senators and Congressmen, for those who lie when they swore to protect, serve and defend the Constitution.  Three years ago I warned about Donald Trump and today, one day before the election we will find out whether we have a legitimate country any more.  

“Consider the most recent example. Trump has scared much of the country about a small group of Central Americans, mostly women and children, fleeing poverty and violence, who are hoping to come to the US border and apply for asylum. It’s reasonable to oppose letting them in, but Republicans have not been content to oppose granting asylum. They have concocted facts out of thin air, claiming they are MS-13, full of diseases such as leprosy and  other communicable’s and invented conspiracies about who is behind this group of impoverished migrants.”
So far he blamed Soros, the Democrats, and Ally Baba and the forty thieves (couldn
’t be them, they were Republicans) 

We have right now 6,000 agents from many police agencies on the border outnumbering the refugees 18 to one and he’s threatening to send 15,000 additional Army troops at a cost of 21 million dollars plus.  Maybe Melania’s hotel bill in Africa for one night of 95,000 dollars was excessive too.  We paid it, nice fashion shoot, the rest was bullshit.  We don’t need her either, she can attend Fashion Week in France on Donald’s dime.


VincenteFoxWall

PROMISES MADE,  MOSTLY EMPTY AIR BALLS,  
PROMISES WITH AIR-BALL CONCLUSIONS and LIES


THE WALL
His vow to build a wall along the US-Mexican border was one of the most controversial of Mr Trump's campaign promises. Mr Trump also insisted that Mexico would pay for it. 

Mexico maintains it will never pay for it, and even Mr Trump has conceded that the US will have to pay up front and then seek reimbursement in some way.

The cost of President Donald Trump's promised U.S.-Mexico border wall could be much higher than previously thought because the administration has not fully accounted for factors that can add to the price, a new report from a congressional watchdog agency says. 

The U.S. Government Accountability Office report, published Monday, found the agency overseeing the planning and construction of border barriers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, has identified 17 priority areas for wall construction without doing a cost analysis for each area. The cost to construct 722 miles of barriers in those priority locations was estimated at $18 billion.

But costs vary widely depending on topography — increasing with the steepness of the terrain — and the price of land, especially in Texas, where most parcels along the border are privately held, the report states.

"Without assessing costs as part of the prioritization process, CBP does not have complete information to know whether it is prioritizing locations that will use its limited resources in the most cost-effective manner," the report said.

The US Congress is exploring funding options for the wall, but many Republicans will be unhappy about footing a bill which could rise to $21.5 Billion to a high if there are problems as much as 70 million ( Democrats sent their own guys out to check on costs, add another 10-12 Billion) according to a Department of Homeland Security internal report.   One thing they disclosed is there are also landowners who protest against a “  Government land grab” - and a lawsuit from an environmental group launched in April. Prototypes are being built but not one brick has been laid of the "big, beautiful wall".


IMMIGRATION
Mr Trump repeatedly told his supporters that every single undocumented immigrant - of which there are 11.3 million - “ have to go”.  But as polling day approached, his stance began to soften slightly, then after the election he scaled it back to some two to three million deportations of people who “ re-criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers”.

Setting aside the fact that the number of illegal immigrants with criminal records (including border crossings) is thought to be below a million, the president has failed to deliver on this promise.

In the fiscal year 2017, deportations were at 211,068 which is lower than they were in the previous year. That is despite a huge jump in arrests since Mr Trump took office. The number of removals peaked in 2012 and has been falling since. 

Dear Mr. President,
Just wanted to let you know how stupid you are, had we not had immigration the way it was you would have not had those children ( actually clones more than free thinkers) you have now, after all both your wives and many of your concubines were imports, I find this hilarious, you are so bigly an idiot. your family and hers were all immigrants.  

Ignoring pleas for a closing focus on the economy, Trump embraces a fiery finale that has distressed vulnerable GOP candidates.  President Donald Trump hammered his hard line on immigration again on Thursday, but some Republicans wish he would shift focus to the economy, lest he drive away suburban voters and mobilize Latino communities against the GOP.  Some wished he should not even show up to help them.

Several Republican operatives and officials described a growing sense of fear within the party over Trump’s hard-line rhetoric on border security, which he has repeated nearly every day for the past three weeks.  “You’re playing at the margins with Republicans on the issue of immigration, but there are very many more Democrats that might be mobilized by his rhetoric,” said conservative radio host and The Resurgent editor Erick Erickson, who called Trump’s immigration-heavy closing pitch “not smart politically” in a tweet earlier Thursday. 

Operating under the assumption that talking tough on immigration can energize enough Republicans to stymie a “blue wave” of Democratic midterm voters, Trump has spent the past week unveiling restrictive immigration policies at a dizzying pace and making erroneous declarations about a caravan of Central American migrants.


ENERGY, MORE HARANGUE, MORE TALK, MORE LIES
During the campaign, Trump promised to lift restrictions on domestic energy production including oil, natural gas and coal. The administration has worked to open more land and offshore waters to drilling, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. But the boom in domestic energy production predates the Trump administration and has largely been fueled by technological improvements such as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”

When President Trump took office, US coal was in a state of decline. Between 2007 and 2016, coal production and consumption both fell by more than a third, and mining jobs fell from 125,000 to 75,000.

Trump promised to reverse that trend. Did his deregulatory agenda work?  About as good as a bandaid on a wound from a .338 Lapua round.
In 2017, U.S. coal production grew by 6 percent. That increase, however, came from a factor unrelated to Trump administration policy: demand in foreign markets. Meanwhile, domestic coal consumption fell by 2.4 percent last year.

Trump says, ‘the coal industry is back.' The government's jobs numbers say otherwise

  • President Donald Trump tells a rally in West Virginia his administration is putting coal miners back to work.
  • Government data show the United States added about 2,000 coal mining jobs since Trump took office, but economists say the change is not statistically significant.
  • The export-fueled bump in coal production and coal-mining employment is forecast to fade next year.

The U.S. is on track this year to “easily exceed” a previous annual record of 14.7 gigawatts in coal retirements, dropping 15.4 gigawatts of capacity, according to a recent report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

The research organization expects this retirement trend to continue in coming years, according to data compiled using sources such as corporate announcements, integrated resource plans and news reports. The current U.S. coal fleet still sits at about 246 gigawatts of capacity. But retirements forecasted at 36.7 gigawatts from the beginning of 2018 through 2024 will reduce that capacity by 15 percent. 

IEEFA notes that federal or state policy changes, like the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, could influence closures. But the report also reiterates that policy is not the main driver behind retirements. Economics will push “sizable” retirements in 14 states including Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and West Virginia.


THE TAX PLAN FOR THE MIDDLE INCOME - and - DEFICIT REDUCTION

This is election week, there is little my simple words will change peoples minds and souls, I pray for those to show some courage and get this madman out of our government, so we can stop the damage he doesn’t talk about. His tax cut alone just put us three trillion ( with a “T”) more in the hole by the end of his term alone and he bragged how after eight years we would owe nothing.  

The corporations and the stockholders made out like bandits, his people got rich, they got the money, and the tax breaks, we got the debt.  Corporations are making record profits but not trickling down, not even tinkling down.  The profits go to the stockholder and most of you aren’t stockholders of any consequence.  

President Donald Trump is saying he has a plan for a middle-class tax cut, but there is no such plan. He is just making it up.  And much of what he says is making it up, he is the worlds greatest liar.

And there is not going to be any such plan, either, however many congressional Republicans may be spending this week pretending to get on board with the president’s idea.  They belong on the Academy Award Show for acting, I would rather see them on the gallows, being hung for lieing and not protecting the public by serving the constitution and their office.

We know this because Trump and the GOP have an actual tax bill that is not only written but has already passed the House of Representatives. If Republicans hold the House in November, they will pass this real tax bill again.   

And if they gain seats in the United States Senate, they will stand a chance of passing it there, too. The real tax bill is not a middle-class tax cut — it’s a huge windfall for the rich, just like every other tax bill Republicans have written for the past 30 years.  

There is a kind of entertaining randomness to the things Trump says and does. The president decides it would be smart to start pretending that he’s working on a middle-class tax cut, so he just blurts it out with no preparation. Everyone else in the Republican Party politics knows that when Trump starts lying about something, their job is to start covering for him.

But there’s actually nothing funny about tricking millions of people about matters with substantial concrete consequences for them and their families. And that’s what’s happening here. Trump is lying about taxes — and about health care and many other things — because he will benefit personally in concrete ways if the electorate is misinformed about the real stakes in the election,  their future is doomed, the damage is set in stone.

Dear Middle Class:  You have been screwed, and I warned you.

The $1.5 trillion tax bill signed in December was Trump’s first major legislative accomplishment.  ( Accomplishment or ruse)  And while many economists are skeptical because it never worked for Reagan nor Bush and won’t or isn’t working now.  The big lie... the measure will spark the kind of economic growth Trump has promised, it will put more money in many Americans’ pockets. “Hardworking American families will receive tremendous tax relief," Trump said last week.

If you call twenty dollars a week tax relief.    “We lowered our tax rates, nearly doubled the standard deduction, and doubled the child tax credit.”  He gave you hot air,  not money.  Notice the global warming is real, the two people in the world that don’t  believe in global warming are TRUMP, and Sean Hannity.  

The tax savings in the bill are heavily tilted toward the wealthy. But the bill does offer some of the savings for child- and elder care that Trump promised during the campaign.  Smallest part of the bill, more of a concession to play to the audience.  Make Ryan and the other thieves look like they actually worked.  What is the consequence , what did that bill cost...  

THREE TRILLION DOLLARS ADDED TO THE GOVERNMENT DEBT - THE WORST IN HISTORY

Deficit reduction in the United States refers to taxation, spending, and economic policy debates and proposals designed to reduce the Federal budget deficit. ... Further, CBO reported that high levels of debt relative to GDP may pose significant risks to economic growth and the ability of lawmakers to respond to crises, like wars, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and repairs to the toilets in the White House to handle the enormity of crap being spewed.  
Don
’t worry about it, your kids will get stuck with the bill when the US gets bankrupted by a debt it cannot handle. When it has to borrow more to handle disasters because your money is spent on TRUMPS  GAMESMANSHIT.  

HE WANTS 21 MILLION TO SEND 15,000 ADDITIONAL TROOPS TO THE BORDER TO STOP 1000 WOMEN AND CHILDREN, HE TRULY IS SICK. AT LEAST SO FAR THE PARADE WAS CANCELLED, AND THE 25 BILLION PLUS FOR THE WALL IS STALLED.  


EDUCATION

NO MONEY FOR SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, AND ELIMINATE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION,  HE SLASHED THE EDUCATION BUDGET BY BILLIONS... BUT HE WANTS PARADES,  WALLS,  MASSIVE MILITARY BUDGETS SENDING TROOPS FOR THE BORDER,  MORE ARMY AND NAVY                  (21m+21m+25b min)

Legislation to foster school choice has not passed in Congress, although the new tax bill does allow families to use tax-free college savings accounts to pay for private, K-12 education. 

Basically, the nutcase Trump hired to do the job, Betsy DeVos has more to worry about like being kidnapped and hanged, she is incompetent, arrogant,  an Evangelical nutcase, a rich bitch who bought her job, many people feel, and not well liked.  Thats means she fits right in the cabinet.  Right now the status to better education,  is do nothing, doing nothing, done nothing.  Our kids on the world scene are failing horribly...  Our kids and yours will suffer at her hands...

Today, President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released their proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year. The Trump administration’s budget proposal for this year makes strikingly similar drastic cuts to the administration’s fiscal year 2018 proposal, which represented the most devastating funding cuts to the U.S. Department of Education since Ronald Reagan’s presidency. 

On the heels of that widely criticized proposal, the Trump administration has doubled down this year with a $7.1 billion cut to the Department of Education’s funding—a 10.5 percent decrease from 2017 levels. And while an unusual addendum—released on the same day as the original proposal—seems to restore $3.3 billion to the education budget, Trump and DeVos have made their priorities clear: Starve public schools to fund private school schemes that benefit the wealthy.

Last year, Congress ultimately maintained funding for the programs the Trump administration tried to cut. However, DeVos strived to overcome this clear rejection of her agenda by spending her first year in office trying to fulfill Trump’s campaign promise to eliminate the Department of Education. 

DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidance and protections for vulnerable students, downsized the department’s workforce, and pushed for the expansion of tax incentives that benefit private school parents rather than students in public schools. Through their proposed budget for the upcoming year, Trump and DeVos are taking another swing at the department and public education by proposing to gut funding specifically for supporting the teaching workforce and providing after-school programs.

This year’s Trump-DeVos budget would slash $7.1 billion—10.5 percent of the Department of Education’s 2017 funding—while allowing $500 million in new money to flow to private schools through voucher-like initiatives (with another $500 million added through the addendum, for a total of $1 billion). Similar to last year, Trump and DeVos have proposed to completely eliminate funding for the $2 billion Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants Program (Title II, Part A) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as well as the $1.2 billion 21st Century Community Learning Centers program (21st CCLC, Title IV, Part B) of ESSA. Such cuts would hit working parents and their families the hardest. In fact, 80 percent of parents participating in 21st CCLC-funded programs say that these after-school initiatives help them hold on to their jobs since the school day often ends before the work day.

By, once again, proposing to slash funding for teachers and after-school programs, Trump is effectively recommending that Congress cut teachers’ salaries, increase class sizes, and cancel after-school programming to pay for tax cuts for wealthy parents who can already afford to send their kids to private schools. 

Meanwhile, working class families will bear the brunt of depleted funding for public schools and tax breaks for the rich. And with the deficit rising will pass the good life of the rich to the burden of the future middle class if there is one.

THIS IS A SAD DAY FOR THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY AND AN ACT OF TREASON


INFRASTUCTURE

The country’s infrastructure "will become, by the way, second to none, and we will put millions of our people back to work as we rebuild it", he said in his victory speech in November.  Has repeated his vow to spend big on the country’s roads, rail and airports, but as yet, there is no sign of action.

Donald Trump ran for president as an economic populist. This fact has been largely forgotten, buried by the flurry of bizarre and outrageous actions, and activists on both sides have had little reason to bring it up. Conservatives have pushed the administration to forget its unorthodox gestures and follow Paul Ryan’s lead.  I suggested right after they hang Trump, they should hang Ryan and McConnell too.

Progressives have emphasized the racist and sexist nature of Trump’s appeal. But Trump’s ability to distance himself from his party’s economic brand formed a decisive element of his appeal.  Voters actually saw Trump as more moderate than any Republican presidential candidate since 1972. And he has violated every one of his promises.

This week, the administration announced very quietly there would be no infrastructure bill this year.
PROGRAM PUT ON HOLD, ANOTHER PROMISE LIED AND NOT KEPT,  BUT WE MIGHT GET A WALL?  


A REAL NAFTA TREATY, NOT THE SHAFTA THEY PORTRAYED AS A BREAKTHROUGH
During the campaign, Trump promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, end international trading abuses and impose a tariff on US companies that locate factories overseas. The US has entered negotiations with Mexico and Canada over NAFTA. But much of the president's broader trade agenda has moved slowly, if at all. In the first 11 months of 2017, the US trade deficit grew by nearly 12 percent.

"Donald Trump, early in his presidency, signed a flurry of executive orders related to trade," said Scott Paul, whose group represents domestic manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union. “ while all of these trains left the station, some of them got derailed, and others didn't arrive when they were supposed to and we're still waiting on concrete action from this administration."

We have a new NAFTA treaty but it’s really NAFTA TWO and the leader has made a big deal over it, more like cars and milk did better. Otherwise it provoked more animosity between the US and Mexico/Canada partners more than it will produce which is typical of a TRUMP plan of action referred to in the military as FUBAR...


REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE AND ANYTHING ELSE OBAMA DID
Despite repeated efforts, the GOP-controlled Senate never mustered the simple majority needed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The president has vowed to keep trying, although it's not clear there's much appetite for that in Congress during this election year. While Trump has repeatedly tried to sabotage the health care program — by halting cost-sharing subsidies to insurance companies for example and slashing it’s marketing budget — nearly 9 million people signed up for Obamacare coverage in the most recent enrollment period.

T-RUMPS SIDE OF THE STORY  

  • On his Oval Office report card, written by Donald Trump, Barack Obama earned a massive fail on the immigration issue
  • He broke his campaign promise to reform our immigration system
  • Deported about 3 million people
  • Dragged his feet for three years before giving executive relief to young undocumented immigrants through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Shipped out thousands of Central American women and children refugees without hearing their asylum claims and lied about what he had done by shifting blame to Republicans. 
  • Hmmm, a little one sided considering Mitch McConnell said “ Anything Barack Obama wanted would get stalled in Congress”.   Its call obstructionism.  
  • All this coldheartedness helped make Obama the most anti-immigrant president in modern U.S. history"

UPDATE - TRUMP CAN AND WILL EASILY OUTPOINT OBAMA

His over-the-top and ignorance-fueled demands to Congress in exchange for supporting legal status but not citizenship for Dreamers, it’s clear that President Trump wants a shot at the title. He complains Obama did nothing and then kills the bill

  • Trump claimed in a statement that each item on his restrictionist wish list will “ensure prosperity, opportunity, and safety for every member of our national family.”   Trump tried to accomplish all that by pitching his policy goals as a remedy to what boneheaded Republicans glibly describe as Obama’s “illegal executive amnesty” for undocumented young people brought here as children.
  • For those of you interested in a little thing called truth, DACA is not “illegal” because the executive branch sets deportation policy and not “amnesty” because it is conditional with strings attached.
  • Right-wingers confuse feeling strongly about immigration with actually knowing something about it.  Trump made the same mistake when he said the Obama administration granted in 2012 the “same benefits” that Congress had considered and rejected when comprehensive immigration reform went off the rails several years earlier. 
  • Wrong. DACA is temporary relief. Congress was debating permanent legal status for undocumented immigrants.
  • Trump also claims that Obama’s olive branch to Dreamers resulted in a surge of illegal immigration.
  • Wrong again. Even before Trump took office, illegal immigration into the United States from Mexico and the rest of Latin America was on the decline because it was easier to find work south of the border.

TRUMP’S DEMANDS TO CONGRESS ARE A COMBINATION OF THE
IMPRACTICAL  THE INHUMANE AND THE IMAGINARY

TORTURE

Mr Trump said he would approve waterboarding “immediately" and "make it also much worse", adding "torture works". But after his inauguration, the president said he would defer to the opposing belief, espoused by Defense Secretary James Mattis and CIA director Mike Pompeo.  Mr Pompeo said during his confirmation hearing said he would "absolutely not" reinstate such methods.


NATO
Mr Trump repeatedly questioned the military alliance's purpose, calling it "obsolete". One issue that bugged him was whether members were pulling their weight and "paying their bills". In one New York Times interview in July 2016, he even hinted that the US would not come to the aid of a member invaded by Russia.

After: But as he hosted Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House in April, the US president said the threat of terrorism had underlined the alliance's importance. "I said it [Nato] was obsolete," Mr Trump said. “ t's no longer obsolete."


HILLARY CLINTON
Prosecuting Hillary Clinton, “Lock her up" was one of the main rallying cries of Mr Trump's supporters.  They wanted to see Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in prison over the use of her private email server while secretary of state.  And Mr Trump was more than willing to back their calls for, at the very least, a fresh investigation. During the debates, he told Mrs Clinton: "If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation."

The president-elect's tone changed almost as soon as he had won, describing the woman he had said was "such a nasty woman" as someone the country owed "a debt of gratitude".  Later, he said he “ hadn't given [the prosecution] a lot of thought" and had other priorities.  On 22 November, Mr Trump’s spokeswoman said he would not pursue a further investigation - to help Mrs Clinton “heal".

SOON IT WILL CHANGE TO LOCK HIM UP


TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 
In one of his first acts as president, Trump formally withdrew the United States from a 12-nation trade deal negotiated under former President Barack Obama. That made good on a pledge Trump made during the campaign, although his rival Hillary Clinton also opposed the trade deal and Congress was unlikely to ratify the agreement in any case. "The president kept a key promise," said Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing. "I would add it was one of the easiest things for him to do." Critics argue that withdrawal has weakened America's standing in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region and handed a windfall to China.

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