Saturday, February 16, 2019

Amazon Blames Ocasio-Cortez for NYC Retreat

Free Republic
Amazon Spokesperson Blames Ocasio-Cortez for NYC Retreat

VIN News
What The Inkies Are Saying




MY TAKE
I heard one discussion on cable news that said these "socialist liberals" unfairly ruined this for the people of New York. Rather then socialism I think the term "oligarchy" would be a much better descriptor for what they tried to pull off.

Wikipedia
Oligarchy -- "A form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by nobility, wealth, family ties, education or corporate, religious or military control."

I'll tell you what's unfair. To give the non IRS tax paying highly profitable Amazon a $3b tax break. In New York City alone there are over 200,000 other businesses. Where's their tax break? They've been paying New York taxes (many of them for decades) yet some company out of nowhere was bribed by officials to come into their state to compete with them for employees and market share. All while they are suppose to keep paying for services Amazon would also benefit from.

Oligarchs are masters at pointing people in the direction they want people paying attention to. They chastise people like Ocasio-Cortez for wanting to use taxpayers' money on the less wealthy people they represent. They label her and others "socialists" when it's they themselves mooching off government through tax forgiveness programs. Most of which no doubt would had to be made up through employees paychecks instead.

Also worth noting. Amazon already employs over 5,000 combined in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. It's not like they needed to be tax bribed for these. If they really thought it worthwhile to establish a HQ2 I'm sure they could have afforded one if they felt it necessary for their bottom-line. Now spokespeople are saying they might not do a HQ2 anywhere. So yeah let's blame this on some 29 year old Jr. house member who's congressional district wasn't where Amazon's HQ2 was suppose to go. She represents eastern parts of the Bronx and Queens.

Seems to me politicians, media and Amazon are empowering AOC's far more then she ever could alone. Let's not forget she carries only 1 vote out of 534 other members in congress. Keep drawing everyone's attention towards her and who knows how far they'll enable her to go. She reaches presidential age in six years. I imagine this scares the bejeezus out of more then a few people :-)

United States Criminal Judicial System Stacked Against Defendants



There's a few more things in government's favor. (1) If you someone can't afford bail they're forced waiting it out till their trial comes up. In others words jailed before proven guilty. In some cases many months.

(2) He who has the most loot is favored to win. Prosecutors only have so much money in their budget to charge cases. This problem can be overcome by seizing a defendant's assets leaving them with practically no money to fight their charges.

(3) The less then wealthy tend to plead guilty because they cannot afford the prohibitively expensive court costs for going to trial (especially ones with a jury).
Another ridiculous thing to me are the adjudication of these DUI cases. Sometimes these cases take a year (sometimes more). Meanwhile the offender (perhaps an alcoholic) is still behind the wheel. Again like I mentioned above it's the ones without means who suffer the harshest consequences being unable to afford the first offender programs.

If we wanted to be fair everyone charged should be assigned a lawyer by the court. Under the current system the wealthiest have the advantage of being able to afford a team of lawyers. Meanwhile the poor are given representation by no doubt a lawyer who resents be dragged into court away from his more lucrative clients.

All I'm saying is our justice system needs improvement. The current setup hasn't been considered revising. Is it because it's more economically advantageous to government rather then considering a fairer way of bringing justice for all?

Friday, February 15, 2019

Trump Let's Get This Over Already

Give him his damn $30 billion for the wall. Let him rob military housing funds and disaster relief money congress appropriated to pay for the wall too. Let him tariff other countries till we're broke paying for them. More tax breaks till U.S. revenues go belly up. Forget the $22 trillion dollar debt-- double it. Let him start a war with Iran and Venezuela. Forget fact-checking him-- let him lie his ass off. He mentioned he favored executing drug dealers. Let him eliminate anyone who isn't heterosexual from the military. Let him slash healthcare, Social Security, welfare, food stamps and other monies from all the social needs programs while we're at it. Let him speak on every damn network and on social media whenever he wants. In short let him run amuck if this is what it takes to wake America up. The sooner this comes to a head the better.

Frankly America is at a crossroads. If we're so ignorant as to follow his mental disease our founders have succeeded in-so-much as he and his supporters represent what has become the will of the people. This country would not be the first to do so-- nor the last. Just don't count me and others who personas deserve no such fate.

House of Cards | Frank Underwood (2016)

Yeah that about sums it up


Thus ends any further posts on this the Donald Trump presidency. I refuse to be further consumed by his sickness and those of his followers. What will be will be. Such is our destiny.

I Must Have Slept In History Class When This Was Taught

OR maybe it was completely left out of our history books in school

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot?fbclid=IwAR3HNFVRilReJMI0ZlTgzqmX1-vN5EHKyLOxDUdePmR-E9o5K17zFqpAvUo
CLICK Above For More Information On The Riot


Published on Sep 27, 2010

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Wonder Why Special Interests Want To Get Rid Of Rep. Ilhan Omar?



Wikipedia-- "He was involved in the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration, which led to his conviction, which was later pardoned by George HW Bush, in 1991... Abrams was a key architect behind the Iraq War... On January 25, 2019, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appointed Abrams as the United States' Special Representative for Venezuela."

Anyone believe this attempt at nation building in Venezuela is going to turn out well?

Seems to me this is another attempt to get rid of someone (Rep. Omar) who exposes our dark past to the light of day. It surprised me her knowledge on something that happened when she was less then six years old.

Hers is only one voice on the House's Foreign Affairs Committee, but her contribution was quite enlightening for me. As well I suspect for other members on this committee.

Amazon Gets Tax Break

Here's a couple startling revelations about Trump's so-called tax breaks to click on.

Daily Mail
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6703757/Amazon-pays-federal-corporate-taxes.html


CNS News
Feds Collect Record Individual Income Taxes in FY 2018;
Still Run $779B Deficit



Wanna take a guess who is going to pay the increased tariffs?









No wonder millionaires and billionaires running this country pander in fear mongering calling AOC and Sanders "socialists". These two describe their policies geared towards addressing "income inequalities". What say you?