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Trump says ‘historic’ rule change means taxpayers will no longer be forced to subsidize abortions

President Trump said his administration was making history Tuesday night with a new proposed rule banning health-care providers that offer abortion services from receiving federal funding, as he called on supporters to vote against Democratic senators who are blocking pro-life legislation. Speaking at the annual Susan B. Anthony List awards event in Washington, Mr. Trump said the new proposal under Title X is “historic” by reversing decades of federal policy. “For decades, American taxpayers have been wrongfully forced to subsidize the abortion industry through Title X federal funding,” Mr. Trump said to sustained applause. “Today, we have kept another promise. My administration has proposed a new rule to prohibit Title X funding from going to any clinic that performs abortions.” Under the new rule, health-care providers at federally funded clinics could not advise women considering an abortion on where to get one. The policy says money distributed under Title X of 1970 must be “physically and financially separate from programs in which abortion is provided or presented as a method of family planning, including programs that refer for abortions and programs that encourage, promote or advocate abortion as a method of family planning.” Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, hailed the move as long overdue. “Abortion is not healthcare,” she said. “For ten years strong Marist polling indicates that the majority of Americans do not want their taxpayer dollars subsidizing abortion companies. Meanwhile, not one dime of Title X funds will be cut, and the low-income women who those funds are intended to help, will receive authentic health care at federally qualified health centers which outnumber abortion centers 20:1.”

Here at The Daily Buzz we try to avoid the abortion issue.  That said, we applaud this move by the President.  If someone wants to get an abortion legally, that is their right.  But, they shouldn’t force me, or any other hard-working tax-payer, to pay for it.  For more on this article, click on the text above.

Report: Rank-and-File FBI Agents Eager to Blow Whistle on Comey, Holder, Lynch

A new report claims that a significant number of rank-and-file FBI agents are chomping at the bit to expose Obama-era leaders, alleging corruption and even criminal violations of the law. These agents are signaling that the only way they can safely and legally blow the whistle is if Congress subpoenas them individually to provide information about their former bosses. “There are agents all over this country who love the bureau and are sickened by [James] Comey’s behavior and [Andrew] McCabe and [Eric] Holder and [Loretta] Lynch and the thugs like [John] Brennan–who despise the fact that the bureau was used as a tool of political intelligence by the Obama administration thugs,” Joe DiGenova, a former United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, told the Daily Caller. “They are just waiting for a chance to come forward and testify.” In a statement to the Daily Caller, an unnamed FBI agent claimed, “Every special agent I have spoken to in the Washington Field Office wants to see McCabe prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. They feel the same way about Comey.” “All Congress needs to do is subpoena involved personnel and they will tell you what they know. These are honest people. Leadership cannot stop anyone from responding to a subpoena. Those subpoenaed also get legal counsel provided by the government to represent them,” the agent added. Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom made similar statements when asked last December about morale at the bureau. “Well, I think there’s a lot of patriots that have had it up to here with what’s going on, and they’re going to step forward and tell people what the shenanigans have been,” Kallstrom told Fox News’ Stuart Varney. “How they shut down the Clinton Foundation investigation, how other things were done that are so anti-what the FBI and the United States and this country is about.” Paul Sperry of RealClearInvestigations reported last Thursday that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has “found ‘reasonable grounds’ for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Clinton investigation/s,” adding that the top watchdog official has “referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution.”

Boulder passes sweeping anti-gun bill; pro-2A nonprofit vows to sue individual councilmembers

The Boulder City Council unanimously passed a sweeping gun control ordinance Tuesday night banning “assault weapons” and bump stocks, even as a pro-Second Amendment group threatened to retaliate by suing individual councilmembers. In a surprising turn, one Colorado councilwoman admitted that she disagreed with the ordinance “in many ways,” saying it would invite a flood of litigation — despite voting for it. The city defines assault weapons as “semi-automatic firearms designed with military features to allow rapid spray firing for the quick and efficient killing of humans.” Included in the definition are “all semiautomatic action rifles with a detachable magazine with a capacity of twenty-one or more rounds,” as well as “semiautomatic shotguns with a folding stock or a magazine capacity of more than six rounds or both.” Those possessing assault weapons already can keep them under the law, but owning bump stocks and high-capacity magazines will be become illegal in July. Certain law enforcement and military personnel are exempted from the ordinance. During the public comment period for the legislation, the nonprofit Mountain States Legal Foundation promised to sue the city for “violations of the Second, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments,” as well as the Colorado Constitution, Fox’s KDVR-TV reported. A staff attorney for the group, Cody Wisniewski, said that individual councilmembers would be named in the lawsuit, according to the network. Lawsuits generally cannot be directed personally at individual lawmakers for their official actions in legislative sessions, but naming elected officials in civil actions against the government is often acceptable as long as plaintiffs are not seeking to hold lawmakers personally liable for allegedly unconstitutional conduct. The nonprofit’s threat of legal action apparently did not come as a surprise to members of the city council, who said they anticipated complications. “We’re going to see a lot of court cases coming before us,” Councilwoman Mirabai Nagle said despite voting for the ordinance, according to Colorado Public Radio. “I think that we’re going to spend a lot of time and money. It’s not that lives aren’t worth that, but I think that there was a better way of going about this. “I don’t agree with this ordinance in many ways,” Nagle added. “It’s not perfect.” The proposed ordinance led to protests last week, with some pro-Second Amendment activists carrying long guns openly in the streets, according to local reports. The Boulder City Council tweeted Tuesday that it would soon consider additional amendments to the ordinance, such as raising the age to buy a firearm.

And this is the latest in the fascist, anti-gun People’s Republic of Boulder, Colorado…where fascist, extreme liberal, political correctness has gone crazy.  You can bet these brazenly unconstitutional measures WILL be challenged in the courts.  Unreal..

Bartiromo: ‘Mind-boggling’ There’s a $47 Trillion Budget Over 10 Years and Can’t Find $25 Billion for the Wall

During Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends Sunday,” Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo called it “mind-boggling” that there is a $47 trillion budget but no money readily available to be spent on building the United States-Mexico border wall. “[I]t’s perfectly natural to think that OK, if it hasn’t been used, this money is sitting there maybe we can clawback $15 billion, and again, the president is saying that he is willing to go to bat even though it’s very close to the mid-term elections, by the way, to shut down this government until this funding is done,” Bartiromo said. “It is a little mind-boggling that you have a $47 trillion budget over 10 years and you can’t find $25 billion for the wall for that.”

Maria is exactly right!  With all of the trillions and trillions of federal government waste of our hard earned tax dollars, and they can’t cough up enough (with GOP control of both chambers of Congress, no less) money for a wall to secure our border…which would help to stem the tide of illegal aliens and drugs and so on…which cost us billions and billions each year..   It’s beyond ridiculous.   Thanks Maria!!      🙂

Nancy Pelosi: We’re Raising Taxes When We Win

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday that Democrats would raise taxes if they win the 2018 midterm elections. Or, as she put it: tax cuts will be “revised.” Bloomberg News reports that Pelosi continues to disparage President Donald Trump’s tax cut, which she once called “crumbs“: “The tax bill is a dark cloud over our children’s future,” the California Democrat said Thursday at the Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit in Washington. “We want to revisit in a way that puts the middle class first and reduces the debt.” Pelosi said she would seek to negotiate a bipartisan extension of the tax bill’s middle-class tax cuts for individuals, which expire in 2026. The new tax bill would be one that “promotes growth, generates jobs and reduces the deficit,” she said. Pelosi didn’t say whether she would seek to raise the corporate rate — which was cut to 21 percent from 35 percent — and didn’t specify other tax breaks she would seek to end. Recently, Pelosi confirmed that she intends to return to the Speaker’s chair if Democrats win the House back in the November elections. She was the first female Speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011, but led her party to historic defeat after she pushed through the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2010. Pelosi is characterizing Democrats’ current tax plan as a way to reduce the federal deficit. However, federal deficits exploded on her watch as Speaker, even though she promised “no new deficit spending.” The national debt also rose $5 trillion during that period, thanks largely to Democrats’ heavy spending.

Exactly!!  That is why we must do everything we can to ensure that the Dems do NOT take control of the House in the midterms.  That would be a disaster..

2.2 Million Fewer People on Food Stamps Under Donald Trump

More than 2.2 million people have discontinued their participation in food stamps during President Trump’s first full year in office, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data on food stamp enrollment. The latest USDA data shows that since Trump’s first full month in office in February 2017—when food stamp enrollment was at 42,289,366— participation in the program decreased by 2,257,235 to 40,032,131. The continued decline in enrollment during Trump’s first full year is on pace with the steady decline in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation since 2013. Before then, participation in the federal welfare program swelled to 47.6 million—the highest amount it has ever been since former President Lyndon Johnson authorized the creation of the food stamp program in 1964. Taxpayers spent $79.8 million on SNAP when enrollment reached its peak in 2013. After 2013, enrollment in SNAP declined as states passed laws requiring food stamp recipients to work, volunteer, attend school, or take part in job training for a set number of hours a week to receive food stamps. The improving economy also contributed to the continuing decline in food stamp usage. Although the decline in enrollment is on pace with current trends, the Trump administration has announced several initiatives that might drive down enrollment even further over the next year. Trump announced he would make it a priority of his administration to keep SNAP program costs down at the state and federal levels as a way to reform the nation’s food stamp program. The USDA hired an “integrity officer” in March to prevent fraud in the country’s SNAP program and announced in February the rollout of its “Harvest Box” program to give food stamp recipients a box of food as part of their monthly benefits package. The agency also released a plan in January that would implement work requirements for food stamp recipients nationwide.

Great news!!    🙂

Just how much federal waste, duplication and weird or unnecessary spending are your tax dollars funding?

The ever-rising federal debt just surpassed $21 trillion last month – at least $65,000 for every person in the U.S. Just how much federal waste, duplication, and weird or unnecessary spending are your tax dollars funding? It’s hard to know where to begin, but here are some starters. Delving into the trillions of dollars in annual spending, our government transparency organization, OpenTheBooks.com, recently examined Washington’s discretionary grants system – beyond such big-ticket items as health, welfare and defense. We found that the feds doled out 560,771 grants totaling $583 billion during fiscal year 2016, the most recent year on record. This means, on average, each grant exceeded $1 million. Not every federal grant is wasteful, but there are plenty that are highly questionable. Consider these outlandish examples from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the final year of the Obama Administration. (We’ve included the names of the congressional representatives for the zip codes where the grant was received.) Sex-Ed for Prostitutes: Barbara Lee, D-Calif. – The California Prostitutes Education Project received nearly $1.5 million from HHS to teach sex-ed to prostitutes. The project seeks to teach prostitutes about safer sex and needle use in a way that’s respectful to its clients’ lifestyle and choices – even though prostitution is illegal in California and 48 other states. · Designing Condoms: Joseph Kennedy III, D-Mass. – More than $200,000 funded a new condom design to address “a lack of adequate lubrication,” currently a “universal drawback” in other condom designs. The grant recipient – a company called Hydroglyde Coatings with the sole mission to design the perfect condom lubricant – should fund its own research and development.

Agreed!!  To read the rest of this shocking list, click on the text above.  Unreal..