Hillary Clinton: You Need to Have a Private and Public Position on Policy…

Hillary Clinton e-mails via WikiLeaks

Buzzfeed:

Clinton: “But If Everybody’s Watching, You Know, All Of The Back Room Discussions And The Deals, You Know, Then People Get A Little Nervous, To Say The Least. So, You Need Both A Public And A Private Position.”*

Clinton Said That The Blame Placed On The United States Banking System For The Crisis “Could Have Been Avoided In Terms Of Both Misunderstanding And Really Politicizing What Happened.”

Clinton: “Even If It May Not Be 100 Percent True, If The Perception Is That Somehow The Game Is Rigged, That Should Be A Problem For All Of Us.”

Clinton Said That Because Candidates Needed Money From Wall Street To Run For Office, People In New York Needed To Ask Tough Questions About The Economy Before Handing Over Campaign Contributions.

This one is epic in light of how she mishandled classified docs and emails:

Clinton: “At The State Department We Were Attacked Every Hour, More Than Once An Hour By Incoming Efforts To Penetrate Everything We Had. And That Was True Across The U.S. Government.”

Hillary Clinton: “When I Got To The State Department, It Was Still Against The Rules To Let Most — Or Let All Foreign Service Officers Have Access To A Blackberry.”

Both Parties Enthusiastically Violate Ban on Super PAC Coordination

File this one under “no kidding”.

The Intercept:

The Supreme Court determined that this would not “give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption” so long as Super PACs’ expenditures were truly independent — i.e., not coordinated with candidates’ campaigns.

But after years of inaction by the FEC, campaigns have realized that this restriction can be ignored. And now both the Trump and Clinton campaigns are coordinating with Super PACs in the same way your hands coordinate with your brain.

Read more HERE.

 

Hillary Clinton Steered Government Contracts to Chelsea’s “Friend”

There are hundreds of examples of just this kind of corruption with the Clinton’s. Why won’t their voters wake up?

Bill Gertz:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to arrange Pentagon and State Department consulting contracts for her daughter’s friend, prompting concerns of federal ethics rules violations.

Clinton in 2009 arranged meetings between Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, a friend of Chelsea Clinton and head of the defense consulting group Long Term Strategy Group, with Pentagon officials that involved contracting discussions, according to emails from Clinton’s private server made public recently by the State Department. Clinton also tried to help Deal win a contract for consulting work with the State Department’s director of policy planning, according to the emails.

Deal is a close friend of Chelsea Clinton, who is vice chair of the Clinton Foundation. Emails between the two were included among the thousands recovered from a private email server used by the secretary of state between 2009 and 2013. Chelsea Clinton has described Deal as her best friend. Both Clintons attended Deal’s 2011 wedding.

Government cronyism, or the use of senior positions to help family friends, is not illegal. However, the practice appears to violate federal ethics rules that prohibit partiality, or creating the appearance of conflicts of interest.

Specifically, the Code of Federal Ethics states that government employees “shall act impartially and not give preferential treatment to any private organization or individual.” Pentagon ethics guidelines also call for avoiding actions that would create even the appearance of improper behavior or conflicts of interest.

 

Bill Clinton: Obamacare is the craziest thing in the world (video)

Bill sends the Hillary campaign into meltdown damage control mode….

What Bill says here is actually mostly true, of course his statements about the market are half nonsense. He says that Hillary wants to replace Obamacare….well no she doesn’t.

MSNBC said that Hillary should take Bill off the campaign trail:

Obama Care Insurance Rates in Tennessee to Increase 62%

WGNS:

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) made the following statement on the premium increases ranging from 44 to 62 percent made final Tuesday for all three plans on Tennessee’s Obamacare exchange:

Tennesseans cannot afford 44 to 62 percent Obamacare price increases that will force them to make difficult decisions about their daily lives and their family budgets. They should not have to pay the price for a terrible health care law and the refusal by Democrats in Washington to see what is plainly obvious–that Obamacare is failing. The Tennessee insurance commissioner says that the Obamacare exchange in Tennessee is ‘very near collapse.‘”

He continued, “Congress should give states more flexibility to support a sustainable private health insurance market and to give individuals and their families more options to purchase lower-cost private health insurance plans outside of Obamacare. No matter which party is in the White House in January, we are going to have to take a good, hard look at Obamacare, which is bearing down on American families in a way that cannot be allowed to continue.”

Background: In June of 2016, health insurance providers throughout Tennessee submitted their proposed plan rates for 2017 to the Tennessee Commissioner of Insurance. All health insurers requested a double-digit increase, with the highest being 62 percent. In an unprecedented move, the Tennessee Insurance Commission earlier this month allowed two of the three health insurance providers to increase their original insurance rate requests of 23 and 29 percent to allow the companies to continue to offer health plans in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance announced it has approved 62, 46.3%, and 44.3% increases for the three insurers on Tennessee’s Obamacare exchange.

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Says Near Collapse:

Speaking to The Tennessean, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak said, “I would characterize the exchange market in Tennessee as very near collapse … and that all of our efforts are really focused on making sure we have as many writers in the areas as possible, knowing that might be one. I’m doing everything I can to prevent a situation where that turns to zero.

State Department has Refused to Implement ARB Security Recommendations Since 1999

This is a classic example of government incompetence that gets Americans killed and makes you want to pull your own hair out. The ARB (Annual Review Board) is a part of the State Department which exists to find and correct mistakes within the department.

Since 1999 the ARB has been pounding that security at State Department facilities such as Beirut, Benghazi, and more have been woefully inadequate. How many lives have been lost because the State Department bureaucracy simply refuses to do its job?

Trey Gowdy uncovers this important truth:

Tax Dodging is Wrong, Legal Tax Avoidance is the American Way

Unless of course you are a company like GE who has the connections to get special exemptions for themselves in the tax code.

That exception aside, no one should pay more than the law says that they should, or as my teenage daughter might say “no duhhh”. There is nothing wrong with taking deductions that are written into the law.

As so many have heard, Donald Trump’s 1995 Tax Returns were illegally leaked and it shows that he paid very little tax that year because he was recovering from recent losses, which are deductible. Hillary Clinton and even the New York Times used those same deductions in their own taxes.

Breitbart News:

Hillary Clinton used the same exact method as Donald Trump to pay less tax, according to her own tax returns released by her presidential campaign.

Donald Trump reportedly avoided paying federal income taxes by reporting massive losses on his 1995 tax return, which the New York Times somehow obtained before Trump himself released it.

The Wall Street Journal describes the loophole that Trump used:

The tax treatment of losses, bound to become a subject of national debate, is a typically noncontroversial feature of the income-tax system. The government doesn’t pay net refunds when business owners lose money, but it lets taxpayers use those losses to smooth their tax payments as they make money. That reflects the fact that “the natural business cycle of a taxpayer may exceed 12 months,” according to a congressional report.

Typically, for federal returns, such net operating losses can be carried backward for two years to offset past income and then kept on a taxpayer’s books for 20 years, though Mr. Trump’s losses could only qualify for a 15-year carryforward under the law at the time.

The Clinton campaign has hammered Trump on his unreleased tax returns. When pundits on cable news now refer to the “Taxes” issue, they’re usually talking about Trump’s personal “taxes” issue, not the taxes paid by American voters.

But the Zerohedge blog first noticed something that could undercut Clinton’s ability to hit Trump on his “net operating losses.”

Clinton’s 2015 tax returns reveal that Hillary Clinton also reported capital gains losses in order to lessen her tax burden through a “carryover.”

Page 17 of the tax returns show “Capital Gains and Losses” for “WILLIAM J CLINTON & HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON.”

The Clintons reported a “Long-term capital loss carryover” of $699,540.

Thus, the Clintons reported a “Net long-term capital gain or (loss)” of “-699,540.”

Limbaugh: Journalism Has Adopted a Special Kind of Stupid to Be This Acquiescent to the State

Every once in a while Rush Limbaugh has a monologue that is something really special and this, while a long read, is one of the best explanations of what is wrong with journalism that one may ever see. It is worth your time.

(Full Disclosure – This writer has been quoted in a Rush Limbaugh Biography)

Rush Limbaugh:

Have you ever noticed, ladies and gentlemen, how the… You know, I call them the left, the liberals, the Democrats, whatever. Have you ever noticed how they claim they love Mother Nature?  They just love it!  They don’t like humanity much because humanity destroys Mother Nature.  But they love Mother Nature.  But then when Mother Nature does something nasty, like give us a drought or give us a hurricane, it’s not Mother Nature’s fault.  No!  It’s our fault….

Read more HERE.