Trump is Not a Friend to Labor

Happy Labor Day to the People who Make Corporate America Profitable:

  • Front line customer service employees who take verbal abuse, on behalf of corporate executives, for never ending cuts in services and price hikes that short consumers, decisions that only profit CEO’s and shareholders.
  • Happy Labor Day to the employees who do the back breaking work behind the scenes, building, constructing, stocking, repairing, processing, etc.
  • Happy Labor Day to those who risk their health and safety working in underground mines, on offshore oil rigs, and in compressed metal tubes— airplanes.
    Happy Labor Day to those who educate our children without the benefit of supplies.
  • Happy Labor Day to every card carrying, dues paying member of a US Labor Union, and to those who work without the benefit of a union.

  • What has Donald Trump done to celebrate this day?

    “Unfortunately, to date, the things that he has done to hurt workers outpace what he’s done to help workers.” ~Richard Trumka, President AFL-CIO

    He has tweeted insults to the president of the largest labor union in the country, who he watched interviewed on FoxNews.

    Trump is no friend to the American worker.

    Trump Rollbacks Target Offshore Rules ‘Written With Human Blood’

    His administration has rolled back worker safety regulations.

    Trump rolls back worker safety rules

    His efforts undermine safety in an effort to add to the profits of wealth gluttons, the money hoarding class.

    Advocates warn of cover-up as Trump moves to scrap worker-safety rule

    Trump policy cuts will increase the wealth gap and diminish the middle class.

    Donald Trump Is Fueling an Explosion of New Lawsuits

    3500 lawsuits filed against Trump in the last 30 years are primarily on behalf of laborers and contractors he did not pay for services rendered.

    Trump uses the H2B visa program, in order to employ foreign workers on his properties, paying as little as $4. per hour.

    3 of Trump’s properties advertised openings for 144 seasonal jobs. Despite receiving thousands of applications he claimed he couldn’t find Americans willing to take those jobs. He hired only 1 US worker, and brought in 143 foreign workers through the H2B Visa program— a program he expanded shortly after inauguration.

    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2018/2/13/16466542/trump-h-2b-guest-workers

    Another Labor Day gift from Trump is the cancellation of scheduled pay raises, and cuts in retirement benefits, for federal employees… because someone has to pay for corporate and billionaire tax cuts.

    Trump has also overturned a regulation that will deny over 5 million US workers overtime pay.

    Trump would sabotage Labor Unions the same way he would destroy health insurance, by passing legislation offering an opt-out. As with healthcare insurance, unions don’t work unless everyone participates by paying insurance premiums and union dues.

    Workers need unions because corporations can not be trusted to do what’s right. Greed among the rich is a plague.

    Unions give individuals the strength of numbers to fight against abuses in pay, unsafe work conditions, inhumane work rules, and for health benefits, retirement, protection the event of an injury on the job, and unwarranted or unlawful termination.

    Another reason Trump is anti-union…

    Dictators don’t like anything that empowers the masses. Putin doesn’t like unions, his strategy for world domination is to divide and conquer: Brexit, NATO, EU.

    Trump’s policy positions are based on Putin’s orders.

    I am a proud UNION member. I know unions are only as good as their leadership, like countries. Although they aren’t perfect, and I could use an extra $42 monthly, rather than pay union dues, my union membership is insurance. My union is there for me when I need them.

    I am not fooled by Trump’s anti union rhetoric, and I hope you aren’t either.

    Trump Tests New Lies as Polls Tank

    Thank you Donald Trump, my feckless leader, for finally mixing up the lies for those of us bored to the point of begging to be unplugged from life support, and recognizing the “witch hunt” thing has lost it’s magic.

    At his Indiana rally yesterday, we witnessed the birth of a new lie— or will it turn out not to be what we saw and heard?

    “And they (Democrats)want to raid Medicare to pay for socialism,”

    Somebody hold me back… okay, I’m fine.

    (Breathing) Medicare is a socialistic benefit. The GOP is slashing such social services. Democrats want universal healthcare, like most advanced industrialized nations have, but we won’t quibble about semantics just yet.

    Meanwhile at the same rally, this shot of a cameraman’s shot being blocked by someone, who apparently works for shitler, and who appears to be holding a bible. Nice shot, and nice block.

    Who is he, and why is he an ass?

    Did Nick ever play basketball? I’m waiting to find out what Nick didn’t want photographed.

    He’s a Christian, (they’re required to always carry bibles) but who does Nick work for?

    Hmm… Are these the people who put out ads looking for “paid actors” for Trump rallies?

    I don’t know, maybe.

    Let’s move on.

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    Next, Trump’s new lies to Bloomberg, regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe:

    “I view it as an illegal investigation. I’m not saying anything, I’m just telling you this: You read the great scholars, the great legal, there should have never been a special counsel.”

    Let’s review the second sentence:

    “I’m not going to say anything,”

    he JUST said something. I need to review my TrumpSpeak meme—

    Moving on:

    “You read the great scholars, the great legal“

    What kind of feckless English is this? Trump doesn’t read, and if he did, these scholars and great legal have not a feck among them.

    And:

    “there should have never been a special counsel.”

    Correct! Had Russia stayed out of the US election, and Trump stayed out of Rusherrr, there would be no faux-potus, and no special counsel investigating Donald Trump.

    19 months into a 1st term, polls are not so good for the orange beacon.

    60% disapprove

    36% approve

    49% support impeachment

    He should consider seeking asylum in Russia, and maybe take his family.

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    Next lie:

    “We did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico,”

    The nearly 3000 who died would beg to disagree. They died because of his fecking negligence.

    Death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria officially raised to 2,975 from 64

    Trump doesn’t lie about this.👆🏼He ignores or deflects all questions related to the subject.

    The latest status report filed in federal court states 497 of Trump’s kidnapped migrant children have not been reunited with their parents, including 22 under the age of 5. This number does not include those children whose parents were coerced into signing away legal rights to their children.

    Still separated: Nearly 500 migrant children taken from their parents remain in U.S. custody

    “We must maintain efforts to put our nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases.” ~Trump (didn’t write this, too many big words, all spelled correctly.)

    Trump cancels pay raises for federal employees – CNNPolitics

    Yes, Trump announced his cancellation of scheduled pay increases for middle class employees to pay for corporate tax cuts and tax cuts for the wealthy.

    Then thanked federal employees with $143.5 billion in retirement cuts.

    Well, that’s all the new lies I can stand for today. I hope they reinvigorated your will to vote on November 6, and to encourage others to do so.

    **I will update this post if I find out what Nick didn’t want photographed, or please comment if you know.

    Sunday Morning Twerking Trump

    Donald J.Trump has re-defined the word “twerking”— In days of yore twerking was a “dance”, frowned upon in school gymnasiums nationwide, primarily engaging the gluteus maximus (junk in the trunk). In modern times, it is what the ass-hat in chief, Donald J.Trump, does on any given day. He is tweeting, and claiming to work— twerking.

    He says he’s working, but he’s tweeting and golfing.

    Perhaps he thinks himself a pro golfer. We are essentially paying him to golf, $74 million to date in taxpayer dollars, so he is technically correct. How much do other golf pros make?

    Trump Golf Count

    Donald J. Trump is currently on a two week, taxpayer funded twerking vacation. Two weeks, for a man who has spent 1 in 3 days since his (astounding crowd size) inauguration, at one of his properties.

    Tracking the President’s Visits to Trump Properties – The New York Times

    Donald J. Trump’s haphazard spending of our tax dollars brings to mind the question of his contribution to the tax tills . When are we going to see them?

    Let me state the obvious: Donald Trump is a liar.

    Let’s examine one of this morning’s many tweets:

    *False— Real earnings for all Americans have decreased since his tax scam.

    The 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017

    If only we were all in the top 1%…

    ‘Eye-popping’ payouts for CEOs follow Trump’s tax cuts – POLITICO

    Next:

    *False, false, false, and false—

    The dossier is real, Donald J. Trump is a traitor, Fox is propaganda, and Bob Mueller is a Republican war hero.

    This next one is a day old loaf—

    Where to begin? Does anyone else detect the blatant racism in this tweet— jumping from employment numbers for African Americans and Hispanics, to prison reform?

    “Now I’m pushing for prison reform…” ~Donald J Trump

    *False—

    “Prison reform” is code for privatization of prisons. Prison for profit— another Trump scam:

    https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/private-prisons-united-states/

    “I’m proud to have fought for and secured the LOWEST African American and Hispanic unemployment rates in history.” ~Donald J. Trump

    *False—

    He has done nothing in this regard except ride in Obama’s wake.

    “I will never stop fighting for Americans.” ~Donald J Trump

    Hmm… *False—

    Why did he hire only one American worker last year for Mar-a-LaGo resort? Thousands of Americans applied but he, as always, brought in temporary low wage earning guest workers from other countries. He increased the H2B visa program last year…for himself. This explains how he “fought”, for himself.

    I wish we could go back to the days when twerking was just an obnoxious dance.

    Trends in GOP Nepotism

    Father son crimes are the new Orange. Trump and little Don Jr,

    Michael Flynn and little Mike Junior,

    Chris Collins and his little Cameron, all set the trend.

    Someone should warn Jarvanka… although at this point it would be as good as throwing a life preserver at a beached whale’s head— too little, too late. Trump has already lamented the loss of other men Ivanka could have married.

    Representative Collins is the first in congress to be indicted by the FBI in what is sure to be a clean sweep of the GOP House.

    In his statement to the press, he not only denies the charges, but does not mention his son, or his son’s girlfriend, or her father, all of whom are involved, and confessed to the crime.

    Throwing ones spawn under the bus is par for the course for this group of politicians.

    Mike Flynn seems to be the only criminal with family values. He is reportedly cooperating with the Mueller investigation hoping to negotiate a lenient sentence for his son.

    Back to Collins and his proclaimed innocence:

    The odds that the charges issued in the indictment, by a federal grand jury consisting of at least 12 Americans who reviewed the evidence before concluding there was probable cause to levee charges, are not a good bet.

    Consistent with the prevalent #OnlyMeGOP mentality, Collins “fights to clear his name” with the clock is running. His name is taking the republican slot on the ballot for NY district 27, and his refusal to resign prevents the GOP from replacing him in his heavily gerrymandered district. This does not bode well for the republican fight to retain the majority in the House.

    I really don’t care, do you?

    Chris Collins, First In, First Out

    “Today, we announce criminal charges against Christopher Collins, a United States congressman. Congressman Collins is charged with insider trading and lying to the FBI,” ~US Attorney Geoffrey Berman of the Southern District of New York

    cnn.it/2AS7ikX

    Representative Chris Collins (R-NY), Trump’s earliest congressional supporter, who jumped on team Trump on February 24, 2016, and who had been calling for an end to the Mueller investigation…

    has been arrested by the FBI, on securities fraud charges, wire fraud, and is charged with making false statements. He surrendered to law enforcement on August 8, 2018.

    Womp, womp.

    How ironic it is that Chris Collins had been calling to end the Mueller investigation which, had he succeeded, would have kept him from being indicted.

    It would be safe to bet others who are eager to see Mueller “wrap it up” (Nunes) are motivated by worries of succumbing to the same fate.

    How unfortunate it is that Representative Collins was unable to change laws against insider trading in time to save himself.

    Thoughts and Prayers.

    Perhaps in 20 or so years, when he’s released from prison, he can take up the cause again.

    First in, first out GOP Rep Chris Collins, a fine example of the political corruption that has become synonymous with Fauxtus 45.

    Who will be next?

    Koch and Trump— There’s Something Happening Here…

    It’s no secret, the GOP is worried about November elections.

    They have refused to secure our hackable voting system, because they need to cheat to win, but that’s another post.

    The GOP is worried. This kleptocracy’s frenzied pillaging of tax dollars, social services, environmental and financial regulations, has exposed them for what they are, corrupt traitors. The tide of public opinion has finally turned against them and they fear it will result in, what has been tagged by political oceanographers as, the blue wave… expected to hit land on November 6, 2018.

    Unless the GOP cheats, or resorts to propaganda and manipulation, they’re done, in my humble o.

    An example of the manipulation of which I speak is now underway. You may remember the billionaire Koch brothers. They, along with the Mercers and the Russians, are running this country behind the scenes.

    The GOP tax scam was written to the specifications of the Koch brother’s and Mercers. The Koch family alone saves $1.4 billion thanks to the GOP tax scam.

    They reward their best employees.

    Two days ago, the Koch brother’s network sent congress a message: We’re happy to back Democrats who share our policy goals.

    Koch network sends GOP a message: We’re happy to back Democrats who share our policy goals 

    They’ve cast their net for Democrats who can be bought. Nets are made of strings, and this offer is no exception. They mean to undermine the Democratic Party as they did the Republican Party.

    This net could catch not only corrupt democrats, but it serves as a means to protect the reputation of GOP by giving ownership of the Koch family stench to the Democrats… before November midterm elections.

    The big fish targeted by this net are: the preservation of Trump’s banking and epa deregulation, and of course the tax scam.

    The Dodd Frank bank regulation was put in place after the financial crisis of 2008, to safeguard the public from predatory lending and world markets from another financial collapse. Read the article. The Koch brothers have spun it into something that sounds vital for American families. It led to record number foreclosures… which served real estate developers, like Trump and Kushner, well.

    The Koch brothers know their corruption has been exposed, and they’re playing a game on order to give the public the impression that they’re now working for the Democrats… to keep the GOP in power… this is simply manipulation.

    The New York Times reported yesterday that Trump will bypass congress in order to push through another tax cut for the elite, $1 billion this time.

    Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich – The New York Times

    Today Trump is playing the part of anti Koch politician, because he doesn’t think the public is capable of stringing together two news stories.

    Trump’s anti Koch rhetoric—

    See this for what it is. Sorry, the best word to describe it is bullshit. Trump isn’t cutting another billion off the Koch tax bill because he cares about the American worker. The Koch family is deliriously happy with Trump, he’s given them everything they’ve been after for decades. They want to keep him in power by maintaining the GOP congressional majority.

    Voting Machine Easily Compromised at Las Vegas Convention – (Russian?) Hacking Is Major Threat in 2018 Elections

    So what can we do? The best line of defense, when voting machines have no security and the Russians are known for their hacking abilities, is to bypass Election Day by voting early, or absentee with mail in ballots.

    How Hackers Broke Into U.S. Voting Machines in Less Than 2 Hours

    At the very least, check your registration at vote.GOV. Make sure you are still listed at the correct address.

    Register to vote

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