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Your Tax Dollars At Work in USSA Amerika

In yesterday’s post I stated that if I were in Congress I wouldn’t vote for any tax bill, including a tax cut that was really a tax cut for everybody, period (with no special favors for this special interest or that special interest, etc.). But ANY tax bill that doesn’t repeal the income tax and abolish the IRS is a tax bill that endorses government stealing of private wealth, and promotes institutionalized theft. “Tax cut” bills are still theft bills. So, that’s my view on that.

And regarding the current legislative crap that was just passed by the Senate, the “Here’s Your Tax ‘Cut,’ Suckers!” bill (that the shyster Rethuglicans, the “Tea Partiers,” the “Conservative” Carcass in the House will make compromises with, of course), Robert Wenzel posts a list of some of the crony deals in the Senate’s tax bill. Yech.

And David Stockman has some more analysis on that. Stockman was the Reagan Administration’s budget director. He wrote: “Technically, you might call that a ‘tax cut’ because it does involve a tiny minus sign. But it is also undoubtedly the smallest, not the biggest, individual tax cut in history; and given the facts essayed above, it will not move the needle one single bit when it comes to the issue of growth, jobs and revenue reflows.”

And Stockman concludes: “At the end of the day, the GOP tax bill boils down to borrowing more than $1 trillion from the American public in order to pay higher dividends to wealthy private stockholders. And that’s a real con job.”

Speaking of con jobs and crony deals, I also wanted to follow-up on my recent post on Elizabeth Warren’s “Consumer Financial Protection” (sic) Bureaucracy. Just a few days ago, Rush Limbaugh was referring to the Bureau as a “money-laundering” racket for liberals and Democrats for their further shake-downs of the U.S. workers and producers. I’m glad Limbaugh provides transcripts of his show online.

Rush Limbaugh said, “What this organization did was launder money. It was nothing more than a money-laundering scheme. And it had another purpose. The fines that it levied for anti-consumer policies and anti-consumer behavior at these banks, what do you think they did with the money? The CFPB was a pass-through, and the fine money was given to Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women, or take your pick of any left-wing activist group.

“This was an independent agency set up to be able to legally get money from the financial industry and then turn around and give it to left-wing activist groups. And that’s what they were doing with it. And that’s why they are so desperate to hold on to it.”

Now, does Limbaugh have actual proof of this?

So in my searching for info on that, I did manage to see in this Examiner article that CFPB executives and workers gave 593 donations to Democrooks to 1 donations to a Rethuglican. (When the truth is, neither Party deserves donations!)

And this Federalist article states that

The agency was then stacked with partisan ideologues and allowed to conceive its own arbitrary and wide-ranging rules to go after any practice it found “abusive,” “unfair,” or “deceptive.” The CFPB was sanctioned to “administer, enforce, and otherwise implement federal consumer financial laws, which includes the power to make rules, issue orders, and issue guidance” without any genuine due process. It could then mete out penalties of its choosing.

According to Paul Sperry of the New York Post, regarding the fight between former CFPB director Richard Cordray’s personal pick of Leandra English to be his temporary replacement and Trump’s pick of Mick Mulvaney, Sperry wrote:

So who’s funding this extraordinary legal battle with the White House? English’s lead attorney, Deepak Gupta, refuses to say.

All he’d disclose is that they had set up a “structure” similar to a “legal defense fund” to cover his fees, but he wouldn’t name any of the donors contributing to the fund.

Hmm. Anonymous donors. Mysterious funding. Shady network of outside groups…

Gupta worked directly under Warren, who was tapped by Obama to set up the CFPB in 2011 and who is now publicly backing English’s claim to control the bureau. Before founding his law firm in 2012, Gupta served as CFPB’s senior litigation counsel and senior counsel for enforcement strategy.

Gupta sits on the board of several left-wing groups. Warren worked directly with Americans for Financial Reform, a cabal of anti-Wall Street progressives, to help draft the legislation that created the CFPB.

The agency — whose apparatchiks have given nearly all donations to Democrats — forces financial institutions it prosecutes to donate to third-party community organizers. Penalties in such cases are deposited into the bureau’s now-$170 million-plus Civil Penalty Fund, which has, in turn, channeled almost $30 million to “consumer advocacy” groups.

Which groups? The agency won’t say. The fund has avoided independent audit.

This is the fiefdom Democrats are hypocritically protecting with their own dark money.

So I think we can connect the dots. And not only is it the Democrooks who love these huge thieving bureaucracies to shake down Americans to fund far-left social advocacy groups, but as we can see from the phony-baloney tax-“cut” bill, those damn Rethuglicans also love Big Government, just can’t let go of their own little fiefdoms and their powers to legally steal from innocent people and live high off the hog at the expense of the actual workers and producers of society.

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