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MAGA: Ford has plans for ‘SIGNIFICANT’ investment in Michigan 3 plants JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

Ford Motor Co. will announce investments in three of its Michigan manufacturing plants Tuesday morning, according to three sources familiar with the automaker’s plans.

The Dearborn-based automaker will announce investments at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Flat Rock Assembly Plant and its Romeo Engine Plant, according to the sources who agreed to speak only on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information. It is unclear how many jobs will be created, or the total dollar amount. However, one of the sources characterized the investments as “significant.” A promised $700 million investment at the Michigan Assembly Plant was part of the 2015 Ford-United Auto Workers contract.

From The Detroit News

Tuesday’s investment announcement comes less than two weeks after President Donald Trump pushed auto executives for more U.S. jobs and new manufacturing plants in the U.S. during a stop in Ypsilanti Township. Trump hinted then that a big auto industry announcement was coming last week, though it did not appear to happen. It’s unclear if Ford’s announcement is the same news teased by Trump.

Trump tweeted again Tuesday morning:

Ford is on Tuesday’s Michigan Strategic Fund meeting agenda for business growth and investments, and likely will receive state incentives.

The automaker plans to invest $9 billion in U.S. facilities through 2019, resulting in 8,500 new or retained jobs, according to the 2015 contract. Besides the $700 million investment at Michigan Assembly for new products — the 2019 Ford Ranger pickup and the all-new Ford Bronco planned for production by 2020 — the contract outlines a $400 million investment planned for Flat Rock for Ford Mustang and Lincoln Continental production, and a $150 million investment at the Romeo Engine plant for engine updates. It is unclear whether Tuesday’s announcements go beyond those plans.

The automaker would not comment on the details of the announcement expected Tuesday. The UAW could not be reached for comment.

Ford’s announcement will come nearly three months after the company announced cancellation of plans to construct a new $1.6 billion in plant in Mexico to build the Ford Focus.

Ford announced in January it would invest $700 million at Flat Rock assembly and create 700 new jobs in Michigan.

Trump’s DOJ sends documents related to Wiretap Claim to House Panel

The Department of Justice (DOJ) sent documents to the House Intelligence Committee on Friday in response to a request for evidence backing up President Trump’s claim that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.

The committee is currently reviewing the documents, an aide confirmed to The Hill.

The Hill reports,

It’s unclear what’s in the documents, which CNN reported separately had also been delivered to the Senate Intelligence Committee, though that report could not be immediately confirmed.

Leaders on the House panel sent a letter to the DOJ last week asking for evidence related to Trump’s claim earlier this month that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower ahead of the presidential election. A spokesman for Obama denied at the time that he or any White House official ordered such surveillance.

On Monday, the DOJ asked for more time to produce the documents, bucking a March 13 deadline set by the committee. Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) indicated that the committee could subpoena the department for the documents if they were not received by Monday, when the panel holds a hearing.

Trump tweeted March 4 accusing Obama of having his “wires tapped” in Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign. He has stood by his claim despite lawmakers in both parties saying as of Thursday that they had not seen evidence to support his allegation.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has sought to clarify the claim, saying that Trump put the wiretapping accusation “in quotes” and was more broadly referring to surveillance activities by the Obama administration.

But Spicer also said that Trump “stands by” his initial tweets on the subject, and Trump on Friday joked about the wiretapping claim during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The House Intelligence Committee will hold an open hearing on Russian interference in the election on Monday, where questions about Trump’s claims are sure to be raised. Lawmakers will have the opportunity to press FBI Director James Comey on the issue.

Deport them

Ousted US Attorney Bharara Isn’t Going Quietly

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in 2015. He no longer holds the post. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
(NEWSER) – Preet Bharara, the newly fired US attorney in Manhattan, has a brand-new Twitter account, an ax to grind, and lots of free time on his hands. Bharara was one of 46 federal attorneys ordered to resign late last week by the Justice Department, though he says he refused to do so and was fired instead. A look at coverage:

Expect lots of chatter about a run for office. The 48-year-old has previously said he’s not interested, but this run-in with the White House might mean that “his political star is rising,” reports the New York Times in a story that takes a broad look at his career.
He’s out of his job, but there’s some disagreement on whether he was technically fired, as CNBC explains.
Bharara has the reputation of being an aggressive prosecutor willing to take on big names, but ProPublica points to what it sees as a glaring exception: He brought no cases against top Wall Street execs in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse. Read the assessment here.
“By the way, now I know what the Moreland Commission must have felt like.” That tweet from Bharara, referring to a political corruption investigation that was shut down in New York, is drawing attention. Is he suggesting he got fired because he was investigating the White House? The Week takes a look.
One person who is probably pretty happy that Bharara is gone? Rupert Murdoch. As New York explains, Bharara’s office is investigating Fox News. Among other things, the network allegedly hid financial statements related to sexual harassment settlements.
For a sense of the competing views about Bharara, see this critical post at the libertarian Reason about his “overreaching” prosecutions, and this one at the Daily Beast that hopes he runs for governor in New York.

HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM AND THE AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR

By John F. Di Leo –

Part One of the House GOP’s official plan to repair/undo/fix/replace Obamacare was released this week, to utter shock and dismay. The authors say that everything America needs will be in the full packet, so it’s unfair to judge Part One without seeing the rest. That may be true, so here, let’s just look at the big picture, whether it’s one part, two parts, three or ten.

America had a healthcare financing problem a decade ago. Conservative solutions, such as malpractice/tort reform, extending the tax-deductibility that employer-provided health insurance gets to individual policies too, and closing the borders to reduce the massive healthcare drain by indigent illegal aliens, were never given a chance. Instead, the Democrats, on straight party votes and through illegal contortions of the lawmaking process, forced through a costly and destructive nationalization of healthcare financing.

As was predicted, it was an utter disaster. Few government programs have ever been so universally hated as Obamacare.

So today – with a Republican majority in the House and Senate, along with a Republican in the White House, American has an opportunity to undo it at last… to both undo the disaster that is Obamacare, and also implement the fixes that we knew were needed all along, but never got the chance to make before.

The Big Picture

But health insurance – and the healthcare financing process in general – is only part of the economic task faced by the new administration. It’s a big part of it, but it still exists within a bigger challenge;

We are trying to climb out of a ten year long recession. Economists don’t like to admit that, because the formal definition is two successive quarters of negative growth, and we’ve only suffered that here and there.

But in fact, when you consider job losses, inflation, general contraction of manufacturing, and the continued growth of the critical employment measure – people of working age outside the workforce” – it is undeniable; the economy has been rotten for a decade. It may not have been a recession to economists, but it’s been a recession to human beings.

For a decade now, the US economy generally produced around 200,000 jobs a month, most of them lousy.

By that, we mean that – unlike past eras of manufacturing growth and general expansion – in this period, too many of the new jobs are dead-end or near dead-end jobs. A starting job on an assembly line may pay poorly at first, but it may lead to a role as team lead, supervisor, manager, foreman, plant manager. A starting job at a coffee shop or retail counter, by comparison, may be a great, convenient part time job for a student, but has far less potential for career growth.

The problem with the Obama economy is that even the tepid number of jobs it did produce included too many of the latter type, and too few of the former.

We desperately need to make up for this ten year disaster.

Since healthcare financing was part of the problem before 2010 – and it became an incredibly bigger part of the problem after passage of Obamacare (the ACA) – fixing this particular mess is clearly a critical first step in delivering the economic boom that the market and the voters are all expecting, and in fact have already baked into their forecasts. We cannot let them down!

We need the U.S. economy to produce 20 million more jobs, including a couple million startups and millions of part time and full time independent consultants, during this presidential term.

… and we need most of the many American manufacturers who have moved production lines overseas during the past 20 years to finally start moving them back.

Somehow, the Obamacare repair/undo/fix/replace project (again, whether it’s one bill or a set of several) needs to do everything it can – and it can do much! – to advance these critical goals.

Has the Congressional leadership looked at it that way? Are they just focusing on reducing the obvious, direct pain of Obamacare as fast as possible? Or are they consciously working to use the Obamacare correction to undo the damage that both the Obamacare era and the pre-Obamacare era have done to our economy?

Job Creation and the Monkey-Wrench

Let’s go back in time, and think about how health insurance costs affected decision making a decade ago, when we thought we had it so bad…

Ten years ago, let’s say you wanted to start your own startup or independent consultancy.

Leaving a job that had insurance to branch out on one’s own, one had to plan on paying $50 to $100 a month for a single policy, or – for a breadwinner – a couple hundred a month for a family policy. Such plans are necessary, to cover basic healthcare needs if something big happened, and ensure decent pricing for normal things (rather than paying “rack rates”).

Such affordable programs (somewhat high copay, somewhat high deductible, but basically fine for most people) are gone now. They’re just GONE. Obamacare has thrown a monkey-wrench into the start-up society.

Thanks to Obamacare – and its laundry lists of mandated coverage, its worthlessly micromanaged exchanges and gold/silver/bronze plans of inflated coverage, that insists on paying for Ralphie to turn into Mabel, and funding abortions for 70 year old women and birth control for nuns – health insurance today is horribly, unbearably overpriced.

We’ve spent seven years rightly talking about what this does to the individual stuck with the plan… but we haven’t talked enough about what it does to the natural urge of the entrepreneurial – the small business minded American minority – to branch out on their own.

The Obamacare era’s outlandish pricing and awful product (in most cases, we pay more than ever for insurance that can’t even be used, because of the high deductibles and lack of providers) have scared Americans out of entrepreneurship.

Obamacare literally traps employed people in their current jobs. Starting up your own business takes considerable energy and courage to begin with; this massive corruption of the healthcare aspect of American life has added a massive weight to the already stiff burden of the American start-up.

People working for big companies, the very people who used to start their own businesses, are now unable to do so, because the insurance costs don’t let them take that additional risk.

And what America needs most of all right now is an influx of new businesses, of courageous new entrepreneurs to rent offices and start inventing and selling and hiring… exactly as entrepreneurs always did in America, before the Obamacare era.

This is what has been forgotten in the recent debate… perhaps because, as usual, small businessmen aren’t heard the way that big businessmen are in our society, and perhaps because the future entrepreneur has no voice, only the past entrepreneur does.

Obamacare – as a whole, not just in the employer mandate, but AS A WHOLE – is utterly destructive to small business. Over the seven years since that hellish March 20 when it was illegally passed and signed, the number of startups has plummeted in Amerca.

We need to terminate Obamacare to get back what we had 8 years ago, to begin with.

It’s a critical first step, not just for fixing healthcare, but for starting the economic boom we so desperately need. But then… we need the corrections – the simple, logical corrections – that we knew were needed at the time, but which the Democrats refused to allow us to do.

For example:

Tort reform, to reduce the cost that malpractice insurance places on health care pricing.
Use of the Commerce Clause to allow insurance companies to sell plans across state lines.
Extend tax-deductibility of health insurance to individually-purchased plans, just as employer-provided insurance is.
Crack down on crime, particularly the drug gang crime of the inner cities and the border jumping practice of tens of millions of illegal aliens, which fill our hospitals with costly patients who can’t pay for their coverage.
This is just a start. There’s more, of course, much more. And they’ve been on the Republican reformers’ drawing boards now for eight years, disallowed from seeing the light of day.

But they are necessary. Because a simple tweak of Obamacare to reduce the most egregious errors isn’t enough. Removing the mandate, dropping a couple of the taxes, but leaving the structure in place would only help a bit on the surface, while leaving the leviathan in place to keep on holding America back from the recovery we so desperately need.

There is a huge barricade in place, retarding the natural American impulse for job creation and economic advancement. And until that barricade is removed, our economy cannot recover.

Copyright 2017 John F. Di Leo

Violent protesters beat pro-Trump demonstrators at Calif. rally, burn American flags & free speech signs

A small riot erupted Saturday afternoon in Berkeley, California, after violent protesters confronted pro-Trump demonstrators and allegedly began a confrontation that turned violent.

The confrontation occurred on a day when Americans across the country held peaceful demonstrations in support of President Donald Trump, free speech and America.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the pro-Trump demonstrators participating in the “March 4 Trump” rally began marching at 2 p.m. PST Saturday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. Just several blocks up the road, they were met by counter-protesters dressed in masks and black clothing who began the confrontation.

By 3 p.m., the self-proclaimed anarchists were dominating the crowd. Dressed all in black and wearing cloth bandannas over their faces, they stopped traffic as they marched from the park through downtown with the smaller mix of Trump supporters and counterprotesters. In the park, people opposed to Trump threw eggs and burned both American flags and the red “Make America Great Again” Trump campaign hats.
Photos and videos posted to Twitter and other social media showed fistfights, shouting matches, people being beat with sticks and signs, people pulling hair and some counter-protesters pepper-spraying the pro-Trump marchers, including an elderly man.

 

Leftists Savagely Attack Trump Supporters At Oscars And IMMEDIATELY Regret It

Dozens of supporters of US President Donald Trump rallied on the Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, Saturday, a day ahead of the Academy Awards ceremony, in order to defend the president and protect his star on the Walk of Fame.

One arrest was made after clashes erupted as some by-passers confronted the protesters, breaking one of their placards. Protesters campaigned for Trump to build the wall at the southern US border with Mexico and displayed signs such as “Mexicans for Trump,” “California for Trump” and “women for Trump.”

The organizer of the rally Matthew Woods stressed that Trump supporters are “boycotting many actors and film directors who have an anti-America agenda.”

A few of the pro-Trump supporters who were present at the rally explained why they supported him:

“I’m Latino and I say, ‘build that wall.’ These illegal immigrants. I actually have a friend whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant.”

“They’re losing and it’s the price they’re going to pay. They’re losing support of the arts and the films. We’re boycotting many actors and film that have an anti-American agenda, a globalist agenda or an anti-Trump agenda.”

CHEATING DEMOCRAT GETS ROYAL TREATMENT FROM POLITICO

It’s astounding that the liberal media has the audacity to affix the term “disgraced” to Michael Flynn, yet still pretend like former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile has a pristine, golden reputation and a bright future in politics and punditry.

Brazile got an advance look at debate questions in the Democratic primaries, gave them to Hillary Clinton, and WikiLeaks laid it out for all to see. Maybe she got them straight from CNN, maybe she got them from someone else. But for her to keep acting like she did nothing wrong and for the media to go along with that absurd claim…well, that’s really something special.

“Did CNN provide Donna Brazile or any other contributor debate questions? No. I’ve never received questions from CNN,” she told Politico in an article designed to make Brazile out to be the longsuffering victim of a Republican witch hunt. “There’s no there there.”

She then turned to Donald Trump, saying that the president’s attacks on her were untrue.

“Donald Trump has not switched off the campaign button. He is still in campaign mode and if he wants to use his time in office — he only has four years, but if he wants to use four years, you know, bashing Donna Brazile, insinuating misleading information, that’s up to Mr. Trump,” she said. “I have no — I have the respect for the office of the President but I have no — I don’t have the capacity.”

No, because to “have respect” for someone would require first having a sense of self-respect, which Brazile clearly lacks. She apparently believes that Americans are collectively braindead or that the media coverup is significant enough to let her escape all responsibility for her actions. And hell, at least on the latter point, she may be right.

 

Missouri has no illegal’s

Missouri has no illegal’s; go figure… Shouldn’t the other states do the same? Missouri’s approach to the problem of illegal immigration appears to be more advanced, sophisticated, strict and effective than anything to date in Arizona . Does the White House appreciate what Missouri has done? So, why doesn’t Missouri receive attention? Answer: There are no illegal’s in Missouri to demonstrate.

The “Show Me” state has again shown us how it should be done. There needs to be more publicity and exposure regarding what Missouri has done. Please pass this around.

In 2007, Missouri placed on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment designating English as the official language of Missouri . In November, 2008, nearly 90% voted in favor! Thus, English became the official language for ALL governmental activity in Missouri . No individual has the right to demand government services in a language OTHER than English.

In 2008, a measure was passed that required the Missouri Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of any person arrested, and inform federal authorities if the person is found to be in Missouri illegally. Missouri law enforcement officers receive specific training with respect to enforcement of federal immigration laws.

In Missouri, illegal immigrants do NOT have access to taxpayer benefits such as food stamps or health care through Missouri Health NET.

In 2009, a measure was passed that ensures Missouri ‘s public institutions of higher education do NOT award financial aid to individuals who are illegally in the United States .

In Missouri all post-secondary institutions of higher education are required to annually certify to the Missouri Dept. Of Higher Education that they have NOT knowingly awarded financial aid to students who are unlawfully present in the United States .

So, while Arizona has made national news for its new law, it is important to remember, Missouri has been far more proactive in addressing this horrific problem. Missouri has made it clear that illegal immigrants are NOT WELCOME in the state and they will NOT receive public benefits at the expense of Missouri taxpayers.

DON’T DELETE THIS AMERICA . KEEP IT GOING UNTIL WE GET ALL 50 STATES TO COMPLY!

WASHINGTON ESTABLISHMENT IS COLLAPSING! What Trump Just Officially Did Will Make Every American Rich!

President Donald Trump has rescued the U.S. He has now reduced the US Debt burden in his first month in office. Check this out, check this out, check it!

On January 20th, the U.S. debt was at $19,947 billion. OMG! That’s ridiculous, right?

From Liberty Writers News

On January 20rst, the US Debt was at $19,947 billion.
Exactly a month later on February 21rst, the debt stood at $19,935 billion.
TRUMP HAS CUT THE DEBT BY $12 BILLION.

Trump has cut 0.1% in his first month in office!

At first that doesn’t sound like a lot but compare it with this…. Under President Obama, President Obama increased the US Debt burden by more than $200 billion. Obama increased the US Debt 2% in his first month. He signed the trillion-dollar ‘stimulus‘ bill that was considered a massive failure of US tax dollars. Obama doubled the US Debt during his Presidency.

We will not stop winning. We cannot stop winning. Doesn’t it feel good to finally be winning? Winning, winning, winning is all we do under Trump.

YOU WILL NOT SEE THIS ON THE MEDIA.

Let’s fix that. Help us get this information out. Let the nation know that Trump is keeping his campaign promise, and for the first time in a while, we are balancing the budget.

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