Graham/Cassidy Version of Healthcare – Set To Be Voted On Next Week In Senate

IS it good enough as a healthcare replacement bill? A Closer Look Ballotpedia September 21, 2017 On July 13, 2017, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) released a proposal to modify the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The plan was also introduced as an amendment to the Better Care Reconciliation Act during the Republican effort to repeal the ACA in July 2017. The proposal is a reconciliation bill, which would only impact the budgetary and fiscal provisions of the ACA. The bill does not contain a provision to repeal the law in its entirety. Instead, … Continue reading

Tale of a $550 Million Social Security Fraud Scheme Worthy of Best Seller List

Tale of a $550 Million Social Security Fraud Scheme Worthy of Best Seller List DoJ Press Release August 25, 2017 – Reading more like pages from a current best seller than reality, Retired Social Security Judge David Black Daugherty, 81, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves of the Eastern District of Kentucky, who also ordered Daugherty to pay restitution of over $93 million to the SSA and HHS. Daugherty pleaded guilty in May 2017 to two counts of receiving illegal gratuities. According to admissions made as part of his guilty plea, beginning in 2004, … Continue reading

Intervention Complaint Filed Against the City of Los Angeles by DoJ

U.S. Files New Complaint Against City Of L.A. and a Former Redevelopment Agency to Recover Millions of Federal Grant Dollars Allegedly Obtained by Making False Promises to Provide Housing to Persons with Disabilities DoJ Press Release August 1, 2017 The United States late yesterday filed a complaint in intervention against the City of Los Angeles and the CRA/LA (formerly the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles) alleging that together they fraudulently obtained millions of dollars in housing grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by falsely certifying that the money was being spent … Continue reading

EPA’s Local Foods, Local Places – Encouraging Local Farming Economy

EPA’s Pruitt Visits ‘Local Foods, Local Places’ Summit EPA News Release July 25, 2017 Administrator Scott Pruitt met with community leaders at the Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) summit about how investment in the local food economy can help boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses in communities across the country. “Supporting farmers and businesses helps communities’ diversify their economies to create new jobs and economic activity, and revitalize main streets and surrounding areas while also protecting the environment,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.   EPA hosted more than 70 local leaders and participants, in addition to representatives from … Continue reading

Fact Checking Elizabeth Warren’s Rant on Trump’s Social Security Budget

Verbatim fact check: Elizabeth Warren on Social Security in Trump’s budget VERBATIM Ballotpedia June 15, 2017 In response to President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) claimed the following: “During his campaign, Donald Trump said over and over and over that he would not cut Social Security. So much for that campaign promise. Budget is out today and now we’ve seen it, right here—cut Social Security $73 billion over the next ten years.” The president’s budget released on May 23 proposes to reduce the growth of spending for two Social Security programs by $72.5 billion over 10 years: … Continue reading

World Health Organization Targets Who?

  Recent articles highlighting World Health Organization’s manic fixation on the tobacco industry got my attention. I fully acknowledge that tobacco products are a health hazard…my doctor says so every time I visit as have countless ads and pamphlets. My anger isn’t over that. However, where has the WHO got the right to spend millions and billions of taxpayer dollars bringing down this industry when there are so many much more worthy health issues to focus on? Is there pictures and studies which show how tobacco has created deformed babies? How about information on the extreme effects of tobacco similar … Continue reading

“Multicultural Crayons”: How HHS Pissed Away Our Money On Refugee Resettlement

Our friends and allies at Judicial Watch score another success by using FOIA requests to pry information out of HHS on the actual dollar cost of Obama’s resettlement program for “unaccompanied children” from various south American and Muslim nations.  Read how $22.8 million was spent.  And after you read this, help me figure out how to land the next federal contract to supply “multicultural crayons” to Big Brother.  Sounds like easy money to me …. http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2017/05/state-dept-redacts-big-chunks-22-8-mil-contract-resettle-muslim-refugees/?utm_source=campaigner&utm_campaign=Corruption_Chronicles_5-24-17&cmp=1&utm_medium=email State Dept. Redacts Big Chunks of $22.8 Mil Contract to Resettle Muslim Refugees MAY 23, 2017 The U.S. government spends billions of dollars to … Continue reading

Criminal Activity Is Not The Only Danger From Refugees and Illegal Immigrants

Many refugees and illegals are carriers of diseases that we have long fought to eradicate here. So now that we have successfully reduced or removed some diseases, we have also become more vulnerable to new introductions. All along articles have said time and again that refugees should be held in some place together so that they could be monitored.  Refugees from predominantly Muslim or Middle Eastern countries have a real religious aversion against western doctors, treatments, and definitely vaccinations. Groups coming over the border with Mexico bring with them all the diseases and issues as well. Border health personnel are simply overwhelmed … Continue reading

H.J.Res. 43 Now Law – A Win For Pro-Life Values

Totally being ignored or generally hushed up by MSM has been the signing of HJ Res 43 into law. Only brief references and mostly non-mainstream have told the story. The president’s enactment of the legislation into law is the latest in what is now a series of pro-life actions by his administration in moves designed to fulfill promises of his campaign to pro-life advocates: –Trump signed an executive order Jan. 23 that reinstated the bans on federal funds for organizations that perform or promote abortions overseas. –The State Department announced April 3 it would not forward congressionally approved money to … Continue reading

February OIG Report Scathing On SSA Recipients Control Methods

OIG Summary Report Social Security Audit A-09-16-50159 Summary Individual Representative Payees Who Do Not Have a Social Security Number in the Social Security Administration’s Payment Records OIG in its February 2017 report was tasked with determining whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) had adequate controls to ensure it recorded individual representative payees’ Social Security numbers (SSN) in its payment records. SSA is required to obtain the SSNs of representative payee applicants. SSA then uses the representative payee’s SSN to (1) verify the payee’s identifying information; (2) determine whether the payee applicant is receiving Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance or Supplemental … Continue reading

Kentucky Attorney Pleads Guilty To Role In $550 Million SSA Disability Fraud Scheme

Kentucky Attorney Pleads Guilty To Role In $550 Million SSA Disability Fraud Scheme Office of Inspector General Social Security Administration March 24, 2017 DoJ Press Release According to an OIG Press Release issued March 24, 2017, Former Kentucky Attorney Eric Christopher Conn was indicted in April 2016 but went before U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves of the Eastern District of Kentucky to one count of theft of government money and one count of payment of gratuities on March 24, 2017 where he pleaded guilty to charges for his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain $550 million in federal disability payments … Continue reading

Government Idiocy in HUD Exposed By IG Audits

Recently I read an article in an off mainstream site about the shock Dr. Carson probably received once he became HUD Secretary. The article was ” Audit on HUD reveals billions in bookkeeping errors” by Tracey Matheson on March 7. 2017. The lead paragraph said: “Despite officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) correcting $520 billion in bookkeeping errors, the department’s financial records have been so poorly kept that HUD’s inspector general (IG) cannot complete an audit of them.” As Julián Castro left the secretary position after having held the post since 2014, he told Dr. Carson, … Continue reading

Gary North Predicted Paul (Boehner Junior) Ryan’s Healthcare Sellout Six Years Ago

Two days ago The Conservative Treehouse blog ran a fine analysis of the deliberate deep-sixing of healthcare reform by the combines vested interests of the UniParty Dems and RINOS, the insurance industry, big labor, and progressives.  About six years ago, Gary North predicted this would happen.  But few outside the ranks of the then-significant Tea Party paid any attention.  Offered here are both stories.  First, from the 6 November 2010 edition of North’s “Specific Answers” column: John Boehner’s “GobGop” Plan to Sell Out the Tea Party in 2013. It Will Begin in January 2011. First, you must understand that Boehner … Continue reading

Pelosi Tweet Bust Not Boom On Obamacare

Nancy Pelosi’s Health Care Tweet Gets Unintended Response Washington Free Beacon BY: Madeleine Weast March 14, 2017 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) tweeted out a question late on Monday about people’s experiences with Obamacare but did not get the response she was looking for. Last week Republicans released their new health care plan intended to replaced the Affordable Care Act. Democrats have been gearing up to fight back against the new plan and plan to make health care a 2018 mid-term election issue. Pelosi tweeted out a link to the White House website, asking her followers to share their experience … Continue reading

Quote of the Day

“Let me warn you, and let me warn the nation, against the smooth evasion that says: “Of course we believe these things. We believe in social security. We believe in work for the unemployed. We believe in saving homes. Cross our hearts and hope to die! We believe in all these things. But we do not like the way that the present administration is doing them. Just turn them over to us. We will do all of them, we will do more of them, we will do them better and, most important of all, the doing of them will not … Continue reading

Social Security – Abuses of Fund Payments

Feds Screw Up Over $1 Billion In Social Security Payments Quick trivia buff information:  -Social Security numbers were first issued in November 1936. -To date, 453.7 million different numbers have been issued.   -No, Social Security numbers (SSN) are not reassigned after the number holder’s death. -About 5 and one-half million are issued new numbers a year. -The current numbering system will provide enough new numbers for several generations into the future with no changes in the numbering system. By now there is no shock when we are given proof of the abuse, fraud, corruption and total lack of oversight of … Continue reading

Closer Look At What Border States Deal With Daily

Texas Public Safety has a declassified document called Overview 2017 that for many not living in border states should be an eye-opener as to what those states have to deal with and how many kinds of threats are found along our unprotected border areas. Before those liberals “save the illegals” get on their high horses about having to build a wall (regardless of who has to pay for it), a few facts are in order. A State Intelligence Estimate – January 2017 We access that the current terrorism threat to Texas is elevated. We expect this heightened threat to persist … Continue reading

Mali Connection To Surge In Refugees

Mali Connection To Surge In Refugees Mali and neighboring Guinea have been in the news for more than two years now after Ebola virus rampaged through the populations. Most scientific studies traced the disease to a single source in Guinea supposedly from a child infected by a fruit bat. Studies done suggested that the child quickly infected others and the virus mutated. Their information pointed to the fact that humans not fruit bats then spread the disease to neighboring communities who were already suffering from poor economics, poor health, and nutritional conditions. Brief Aid History Mali is heavily dependent upon … Continue reading

Crisis On Senior Housing Looming

  A Newsmax financial article today, “US Isn’t Ready for Looming Senior-Citizen Housing Crisis” brought up a serious issue for HUD to address as soon as possible after the new administration takes over. It is one that is affecting baby boomers now and will only increase as the years roll by. “By 2035, one of every three U.S. households will be headed by someone aged 65 or older, according to a new study by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) — an increase of a whopping 66 percent to 50 million households. Households headed by people aged 80 … Continue reading