First, a quick word about the Hawaii judge who placed a temporary restraining order on president Trump’s revised executive order on visitors from six terror-infested nations:
This is nothing more than judicial sabotage. Trump has every right to ban foreigners as he sees fit. Obama did it 19 times. Under federal law as stated in Section 1182(f) of the US Code:
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
By striking down the Trump order we can see clearly how the socialist left operates. They ignore the law and make rulings based on their feelings and their political prejudices. Yet that is specifically what America was founded to guard against – a legal system based on emotions and political whim, not law. Now here is today’s main editorial:
President Trump is seeking a major revamping of federal spending in his first budget proposal. Here are excerpts from a Fox News story, with a Nikitas3.com comment about each:
Fox News reports: Trump said (that his plan) would include “deep cuts to foreign aid. It is time to prioritize the security and well-being of Americans, and to ask the rest of the world to step up and pay its fair share,” Trump said. Nikitas3.com comment: Hooray. Let’s stop funneling tens of billions to foreign countries and use the money here at home. It is time for America to stop acting like a global piggy bank.
Fox News reports: The $54 billion, 10 percent boost for the military is the largest since President Ronald Reagan’s Pentagon buildup in the 1980s, promising immediate money for troop readiness, the fight against Islamic State militants and procurement of new ships, fighter jets and other weapons. Nikitas3.com comment: Not only do we need to revitalize our depleted military from record cuts in spending under Obama, but expenditures on new weapons, jets, aircraft carriers, etc. is a very strong stimulant to the economy. This is one of the main reasons that the economy boomed during and after World War II, and in the 1980s.
Fox News reports: The proposal also makes a hefty down payment on Trump’s sought-after southern border wall, seeking an immediate $1.4 billion infusion in the ongoing fiscal year, with another $2.6 billion planned for the 2018 budget year starting Oct. 1. Nikitas3.com comment: Build the wall! We will save enough money to pay for the wall in just one year after stopping the flow of illegals into America, and expelling hundreds of thousands from our jails back to their home countries. These illegals often go on welfare and commit more crime and otherwise cost our economy tens of billions per year. ‘The wall’ is a bargain in contrast.
Fox News reports: On the other side, the budget goes after frequent targets of the party’s staunchest conservatives, eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, legal aid and heating assistance for low-income Americans, and the AmeriCorps national service program established by former President Bill Clinton.
Nikitas3.com comment: The National Endowment for the Arts is the agency that has used taxpayer money to fund “art” like putting a Christian crucifix in urine, along with hundreds of other equally offensive things. This agency should be shut down altogether. It has insulted Americans for long enough.
Also notice “heating assistance for low-income Americans” and we are supposed to be shocked that it might be cut. Yet it is obstructionist environmentalism embraced by Obama and Democrats that pushed heating oil prices way up in the first place by blocking oil drilling and ‘fracking’, thus reducing supplies. This did great harm to low-income Americans but the ‘greenies’ and Democrats are never criticized for it. Low oil prices and natural gas prices from “fracking” are the best ‘heating assistance’ that poor people can get.
Trump’s budget also would zero out the $445 million annual taxpayer gift to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for ‘public’ TV and radio. Good. Only a tiny proportion of Americans watches or listens to these ‘public’ stations. Let them pay for it.
Fox News reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called the proposed cuts “devastating to the middle class.” Nikitas3.com comment: Americans have been fleeing for decades by the tens of millions away from left-wing states like New York that are dominated by people like Schumer. Younger, skilled and educated Americans are running to the conservative states, yet Schumer says that conservative budget policies are “devastating to the middle class”. No they aren’t. The middle class is flourishing and prospering in conservative states like Texas, Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina and shrinking rapidly in liberal states. Funny how that works…
Fox News reports: The Trump proposal … doesn’t address taxes, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, or make predictions about deficits and the economy. Those big-picture details are due in mid-May, and are sure to show large — probably permanent — budget deficits. Nikitas3.com comment: It is time to address Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and all the rest. These programs have been growing like weeds for decades, and are sucking the budget dry. They are full of corruption. The very first step should be to review every person receiving Social Security disability payments. There are now 11 million of them and many of them – probably half – are frauds. We also need major investigations into Medicare and Medicaid fraud, which we know is rampant.
Fox News reports: Trump’s proposal will face resistance from Capitol Hill, and not just with opposition Democrats outraged over cuts to pet programs such as renewable energy, climate change research and rehabilitation of housing projects. Nikitas3.com comment: We should eliminate all “green energy” subsidies. These windmills and solar panels cannot stand on their own without subsidies, and thus they should not be built. At the same time, climate change is a known fraud.
And then taxpayers not only fund these low-income housing projects to start with, but then we are forced to ‘rehabilitate’ them when the poor people destroy them. But we can be certain that not a single poor person will lift a finger to “rehabilitate” the ‘projects’ that they live in for free. Amazing.
Fox News reports: (Trump’s plan also) would also shut down Amtrak’s money-losing long-distance routes… Nikitas3.com comment: Amtrak is a disaster. It has been getting heavy government aid for 46 years and its service is horrible. Every single Amtrak ticket sold in 2017 is subsidized by taxpayers for $50. Amtrak continues running long, money-losing routes like the one between Chicago and Seattle, and serving small scattered cities in between. This route alone loses $80 million per year moving very few passengers, all of whom could easily find another way to go (drive, bus, fly) much cheaper and more efficiently, at zero cost to taxpayers.
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