Sessions Just Gave 29 Sanctuary Cities an Early Christmas Gift — Liberals are Furious!

Nearly thirty American locals and the politicians leading them have until December 8 to follow the law or they face the loss of federal funds.

In the one area of responsibility bequeathed to the federal government, immigration, Leftists are perverting the idea of federalism in order to create and maintain sanctuary zones, in defiance of national law.

The Washington Examiner reports that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent twenty-nine individual letters to cities, town and states continuing to host sanctuary zones, a criminal act that violates Section 1373 of the Immigration and Naturalization Act. The law states the following:

“Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, no person or agency may prohibit, or in any way restrict, a Federal, State, or local government entity from doing any of the following with respect to information regarding the immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual:

(1) Sending such information to, or requesting or receiving such information from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

(2) Maintaining such information.

(3) Exchanging such information with any other Federal, State, or local government entity.

(c) Obligation to respond to inquiries

The Immigration and Naturalization Service shall respond to an inquiry by a Federal, State, or local government agency, seeking to verify or ascertain the citizenship or immigration status of any individual within the jurisdiction of the agency for any purpose authorized by law, by providing the requested verification or status information.”

If any of the 29 locales refuse to comply, they would lose millions in loans from the Justice Department’s Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.

An earlier attempt in September by Sessions to threaten the cut-off of funds was stymied by….you guessed it, a federal judge issuing a hold on the move. The Examiner reports that the case is currently sitting in legal Limbo. How convenient for the Left.

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When Shooter Opens Fire, Witness Doesn’t Have a Gun to Fight Back — So He Uses His Car Instead

Two regular guys took heroic action to stop a man shooting an AR-15 rifle at a Dollar General store near Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday afternoon — with one of them hopping in his car and running over the suspect to prevent him from firing another round.

What went down?

  • Mark Pinnavaia owns Darylls Car Audio across the street from the Dollar General in Cheektowaga and told WGRZ-TV his employee Chris Kaufmann yelled “shots fired.”
  • Pinnavaia told the station they saw a man “shooting at the front” of the Dollar General.
  • He told WGRZ Kaufmann picked up the phone to call 911.
  • Pinnavaia grabbed his cellphone and keys, and hopped into his Ford Focus in the parking lot so he could gain a good vantage point and be “the best witness that I could possibly be,” the Buffalo News reported.

What did Pinnavaia do when the shooter momentarily put down the rifle?

  • Pinnavaia — who’s a reserve deputy for the Erie County Sheriff’s Office but didn’t have a gun on him when the bullets started flying, the Buffalo News said — saw a chance to stop the shooter.
  • “I proceeded to drive as fast as I possibly could to hit the individual,” he told the paper. “I had full intentions to hit him if that’s what it would take to stop him.”
  • Pinnavaia gunned his car across a side lawn and aimed it right at the shooter, who was running toward a Dollar General back door, WGRZ said.
  • “I caught him as he was jumping up over the roof of my car … there’s actually a foot print on my vehicle where he hit,” Pinnavaia told the station. “At that point he ran, and I jumped out of my vehicle and began a foot pursuit.”
  • Kaufmann joined the chase, and they both ran after the man until police caught up with him, WGRZ said.
  • “I was about five feet behind him when he jumped over a guard rail, and I saw officers with weapons drawn intercept him,” Pinnavaia told the station. “I broke off my pursuit and put my own hands up in the air.”

What did police have to say about the pair?

  • Cheektowaga Police Chief David Zack told WGRZ that Pinnavaia and Kaufmann  are “heroes” who likely prevented deaths: “It’s a miracle I am not reading off the names of deceased.”
  • “There was just incredible bravery on this part of these individuals,” Zack added to the station. “They were not going to be victims. They fought back, and they took this guy out, and they put a stop to it. No words could describe their courage.”

What else did Pinnavaia and Kaufmann say?

  • “This is not about being a hero,” Kaufmann told WGRZ. “This was about doing what you think you need to do and just doing it.”
  • “Some people have it in them to fight first, and I instinctively had that feeling to do whatever I could do,” Pinnavaia told the Buffalo News, adding that there was no fear, only “adrenaline.”

What’s up with the suspect?

  • Police identified the shooter as Travis J. Green, 29, the Buffalo News said.
  • He walked into the Dollar General around 2:30 p.m. and asked for an application, WKBW-TV reported, citing the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.
  • The suspect got angry and left the store, investigators told WKBW, and then fired 20 rounds with an AR-15 rifle at the store from the parking lot. He was wearing body armor and camouflage, the station added.
  • Green — who was in possession of two rifles and 800 rounds of ammunition, police told WGRZ — was arraigned on felonies including attempted murder, assault and criminal use of a firearm and was held without bail.
  • A 53-year-old Cheektowaga man was shot in the shoulder but was released from a hospital and is home with his family and recovering, WKBW-TV reported.Here’s a news report with more information on the suspect:

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Rand Paul Discloses Sensitive First Details Since Getting Attacked

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul didn’t have it easy, especially after being attacked by what reports state was a neighbor. Now, he is opening up on the incident in a brand new interview.

As Paul explained to The Washington Examiner, he was first attacked from behind, after which he had to seek medical help. He reportedly had six broken ribs and fluid in his lungs.

Many reports stated the suspect is a man known as Rene Boucher, who will probably face federal charges regarding the attack. As Paul stated, he was minding his own business and mowing the lawn at the time of the attack. The charges Boucher is looking at could get as high as a four-degree assault.

Paul shared his thoughts on the incident in a recent interview.

The Examiner’s Paul Bedard acknowledged that Paul experienced breathing difficulties during the entire interview.

Paul initially stated there was no clear brawl that could have triggered the attack, although many suspect it could be a matter of landscaping.

“From my perspective, I’m not really too concerned about what someone’s motive is,” he said. “I’m just concerned that I was attacked from the back and somebody broke six of my ribs and gave me a damaged lung where at least for now I have trouble speaking and breathing and now I’ve hurt for 10 days,” Paul explained.

Paul couldn’t think of a reason good enough for someone to engage in such vicious and aggressive behavior.

“There is no motive that would justify hitting somebody from behind and breaking their ribs and damaging their lungs, so no, there is no justification for something like that.”

Many of their neighbors dismissed suspicion of a fight between the two prior to the attack, but one of the neighbors stated Boucher could have been troubled with the trees in Paul’s yard he found hid his view.

For now, Paul is looking to a long way of recovery.

“I would assume it gets better,” he said, noting that although he is still experiencing troubles breathing, he is feeling much better.

As far as his future plans on Boucher are concerned, Paul stated there is “going to be a criminal prosecution” against Boucher.

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Veteran Keeps Promise of 50 Years He Gave to Marine Colleague in Vietnam

The Vietnam war represents one of America’s bloodiest fights for freedom. The story of Master Sgt. William H. Cox and First Sgt. James T. Hollingsworth who in 1968 found themselves stuck in a bunker, unsure of whether they would survive another day. The soldiers were trapped in the Marble Mountains of Vietnam, serving their country and putting their lives on the line.

Talking about that terrifying experience was Master Sgt. William H. Cox, who recently engaged in an interview with Greenville News.

As he explained, himself and Hollingsworth could not be sure if they were going to make it through another day, with explosions burning up the area in flames.

“If we survived this attack, or survived Vietnam, we would contact each other every year on New Year’s,” Cox told the Greenville News.

Half a century later, Cox and Hollingsworth managed to get in touch and keep their word. Cox, who’s from South Carolina, and Hollingsworth, from Georgia, reached out to each other and met ever since, and took the time to get in touch every New Years to catch up on life.

Last year, Hollingsworth confessed to Cox he was terminally ill. Once he was made aware of the news, Cox rushed to see his friend in arms, even if it took him 125 miles.

Here is Master Sgt. William H. Cox. at his former friend James "Hollie" Hollingsworths funeral! Hollingsworth became…

Posted by Ronald Ames on Thursday, November 16, 2017

After they met, Hollingsworth asked Cox to promise him something. Actually, he asked that Cox delivered the eulogy at Hollingsworth’s funeral.

“I said, ‘Boy, that’s a rough mission you’re assigning me to there,’ ” Cox said. As the new year kicked off, Cox kept true to his word.

Cox not only attended Hollingsworth’s funeral, he also gave a moving speech. “There’s a bond between Marines that’s different from any other branch of service. We’re like brothers,” Cox told Greenville News.

As far as their service is concerned, Cox repeated one line that kept them alive for such a long time. The two conquered the air at the time, with Hollingsworth piloting, and Cox being the gunner.

“Hollie, you keep ‘em flying, and I’ll keep ‘em firing,” Cox repeated the well-known phrase he often told his buddy while in the sky.

Veterans are the most vulnerable group of servants, deeply neglected in the Obama era. We even shared the story of a veteran who was so alone in this world, that no one came to mourn him when he died.

On Dec. 12, Navy veteran Jerry Wayne Pino, age 70, died alone in Long Beach, Mississippi. His military history remains undisclosed to this day.

Sadly, no living family was there to send him off properly.

“No one stepped forward; he just didn’t have any family,” said Cathy Warden, who works at the funeral home.

Unsure of what to do, Warden consulted with her colleague, Eva Boomer, and the two thought of a way to have the veteran sent off appropriately. “Something had to be done with respect,” Warden said. “We had to give him what he deserved. Nobody should go alone.”

Teens step forward to serve as pallbearers for a Vietnam Veteran who died with no family or friends in Long Beach, Mississippi.

Posted by Albert Crepeau on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Boomer has also served the military and knows the veteran community well. She asked a few boys at the Long Beach High School if they would consider serving as pallbearers, while Warden called her teenage son, Bryce, and asked him to invite a couple of his own friends.

It only took minutes for six young men to carry out the veteran’s casket and bury him in a way he deserves to be buried in.

Funerals are never easy on a person, but when it comes to being there for someone who selflessly served this country, and didn’ have anyone else to take care of him- now that’s when we, as Americans, need to step up our game.

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Trump Mocked By Reporters on His Water Drinking Style…Then Eric Bolling Speaks Up [VIDEO]

On Wednesday President Donald Trump managed to tick off reporters at his first press conference since returning from his 12-day trip in Asia. What he did that was so ‘excruciatingly’ bad, was the way the president asked for and drank water at the press briefing. Moreover, it seems this has become the focal point of discussion for everyone on the liberal side.

While we were all waiting to hear questions on the president’s ventures in Asia, the way he took two sips of water from a Fiji bottle was the main attention grabber.

“They don’t have water,” he said and began looking for a bottle. “That’s OK.” One of the people present at the news conference suggested there was water next to the President, which is when he reached down to grab it.

As you might notice, this sparked quite the controversy among social media users.

Trump received intense backlash for the type of water he had sipped from, which was Fiji water that comes from the South Pacific.

Former Fox News Eric Bolling managed to explain to the wider public that Fiji Water is actually an American company.

“Before you go there…. Fiji Water is sourced in Fiji but the company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. They pay US taxes. And the imports are GOOD for our vast global trade imbalances,” he tweeted.

Bolling received plenty of support on his Twitter statement.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio joked about the technique the POTUS used to drink water.

Just last year, Trump did a similar commentary segment where he teased Rubio for pausing during his GOP response to the 2013 State of the Union speech just so he can have a sip of water.

The Fiji brand became a topic of interest to many. Some even researched the company’s Wikipedia page, where it is clearly stated, “Fiji Water is the first official thirst quencher of Donald Trump.”

As per the data provided by the website, Fiji Water was founded in 1996 and has since become “the number one imported bottled water in the United States.”

Bodycam Advocates Now Claim Body Cameras Are A ‘Threat To Civil Rights’

A civil rights group released a study that says bodycams can alter the way a police officer writes a report.
Washington, DC – Civil rights advocates demanded accountability from law enforcement agencies through the use of bodycams in the wake of the Ferguson riots.

One at a time, police departments nationwide have implemented bodycams, at considerable expense, to satisfy their critics and provide more “transparency” in law enforcement.

The result? A new report from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights said that bodycams pose a “threat to civil rights.”

The report, “The Illusion of Accuracy: How Body-Worn Camera Footage Can Distort Evidence,” was released on Tuesday, according to Newsweek.

A big concern listed in the report is an officer’s ability to watch the footage whenever they want, including before they write incident reports.

“Unrestricted footage review places civil rights at risk and undermines the goals of transparency and accountability,” Vanita Gupta, current leader of the Leadership Conference, said,

Gupta is a civil rights attorney, former ACLU director, and former acting assistant attorney general of the civil rights division under former President Obama.

The report claimed that an officer’s memory of an event may be altered by watching bodycam video footage, and reports written by the officer about the incident would then also be altered.

The problem appears to be that defense attorneys can’t pick at minor differences between an officer’s memory and what’s recorded on video.

“Video’s power to improve policing lies in the fact it makes us all eyewitness to police-civilian interactions, ranging from tragic shootings to more quotidian but nonetheless disturbing stop-and-frisks, which are common and … often unconstitutional,” the Washington Post said in an opinion column.

“Video provides compelling evidence of police misconduct and can be used to train, discipline, fire and even prosecute officers. It’s also a potent tool for exonerating officers falsely accused of misconduct. Ultimately, the aim is avoiding illegal, inappropriate police-civilian interactions, because everyone involved acts differently knowing a camera is rolling,” they wrote.

Civil rights groups don’t have a problem with bodycam footage until it’s used to exonerate a police officer, or shows that suspects and victims have threatened police, or behaved badly during a recorded incident.

At that point, bodycams become a threat to civil and constitutional rights, according to Gupta’s assessment.

The Leadership Conference, in its report, called for police departments to institute “a clean reporting policy” where an officer would write an initial report before viewing the footage.

Some policing experts, such as Lance LoRusso, disagree.

LoRusso, a former police officer and current Atlanta attorney who represents police officers, said that police officers should view the body-cam footage before writing a report.

“This specter that every time an officer looks at the video they’re going to lie and adapt their statement just is infuriating because we want the officers to write the most accurate report they can,” he said.

Since one major purpose of bodycam footage is to keep all parties involved honest and “transparent,” the Leadership Conference’s one-sided approach doesn’t make any sense.

Democrats Come After Trump With Whole New Collusion Story…This Time, They Took it Too Far

Democrats fall among the most conniving group of politicians America has ever come across. I mean, the extents to which they go just to get their way is simply out of this world. 

The Washington Examiner now released a report, stating Democrat Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal commented how President Donald Trump is colluding not with Russia, as some would thus far speculate, but with China as well.

Blumenthal explained that a Chinese bank that rents an office at the Trump Tower in New York is doing so illegally since there is no permission from Congress on it. This, as he states, could ultimately hurt Trump’s political image.

“To be really blunt, an arm of the Chinese government is paying President Trump’s rent for his building, and last year as you all know China granted President Trump 40 trademarks,” the Connecticut Democrat stated via a conference call.

“These approvals of trademarks closely followed the president’s abrupt decision as president to honor the One-China Policy, a reversal of his earlier position,” he said. “Shortly after receiving those trademark registrations, President Trump flip-flopped on labeling China a currency manipulator.”

“As he travels to China, we’re left wondering, Americans are left wondering if President Trump is representing American interests or his own, and which he’s going to put first,” he said.

Blumenthal has been very outspoken about how Trump is violating the Foreign Emoluments Clause and doesn’t have the Congress’ approval to have foreign-government tenants. Aside from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the Trump Tower also rents space to the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.

Blumenthal encouraged over two hundred Democratic lawmakers to sign his lawsuit against Trump, which says “no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.”

Cornell law professor and conservative blogger William Jacobson explained how, “In a rational world, this lawsuit would have zero chance of success,” while former House of Representatives senior legal counsel Michael Stern said Blumenthal’s narrative is quite general, asking, “If it is that easy to receive an ’emolument,’ how is it that this issue has never come up before?”

Blumenthal may have put himself under fire, as People’s Daily newspaper is, interestingly enough, a tenant in the Empire State Building, managed by none else but Blumenthal’s wife.

He even tried justifying this by saying that he and not his wife own parts of the shares.

Then, it became obvious the conference call wasn’t going to end well. Namely, Blumenthal dropped the call before he would get into the Q&A section of the matter.

A moderator on the Constitutional Accountability Center call was not willing to let experts analyze if Blumenthal is a violator of the rule himself.

“The focus of this call is on the president and the lawsuit against him for his patent violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause,” the moderator said.

If this doesn’t scream liberal nonsense to you, then I don’t know what will.

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LOL! BLACK LIVES MATTER TWEETS OUT ANTI-TRUMP POLL, BUT DELETES IT AFTER BACKFIRING MASSIVELY

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President Trump frequently uses his Twitter account to gain direct feedback from his followers—and while the media is quick to attack him for this, Black Lives Matter actually went one step further. They created their own poll, in an attempt to smear President Trump, but after it backfired so massively, they ended up having to delete it.

One of the major reasons why Donald Trump was elected President of the United States is that he’s not out of touch with the common people. No leader before him has used social media with such frequency that he can keep up with the wants and needs of the people 24/7, and the media hates it.

The liberal news outlets understand that Twitter is now making their job redundant, because when you can hear direct news from the President himself, nobody is going to want to hear CNN’s talking heads give their slanted bias while playing a bunch of selectively edited news clips.

Black Lives Matter recently jumped on the anti-Trump Twitter bandwagon as well, urging their followers to take a poll they created. The poll asked whether people approve of disapprove of President Trump’s job performance, and hilariously enough, here were the results:

Black Lives Matter, the racist left wing activist group, very quickly realized that their ivory tower view of reality didn’t actually exist—so rather than confronting the truth, they did what all good liberals do. They stuck their head in the sand and deleted any and all evidence that contradicted their viewpoint.

The truth is that most Americans support President Trump, but thanks to a very vocal and aggressive minority of liberal lunatics, we’ve been too afraid to come out. Trump supporters are frequently labeled as hateful and racist individuals, when in reality it’s actually the left that’s far worse.

This poll exposes the truth however, and it doesn’t matter how many #BLM activists scream and shout about white privilege, and it doesn’t matter how many millions of dollars they get in “donations” from liberal billionaire George Soros. The people support President Trump, and we’re going to make America great again whether you like it or not.

If you approve of President Trump’s actions and want to help make America great again, please give this article a share! Thank you and God bless.

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SECOND WOMAN ACCUSES SEN. AL FRANKEN OF ‘CREEPY BEHAVIOR,’ INCLUDING STALKING

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A second woman has come forward to make accusations against Democratic Senator Al Franken of disturbing behavior.

Melanie Morgan, a radio talk show host and founder of both MediaEqualizer.com and the Media Equality Project, says Franken stalked her and displayed “creepy behavior” after she appeared with him on ABC’s “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” in 2000.

According to Morgan, Franken seemed obsessed with her on the set of the show, after the two clashed in an on-air debate. Afterward, Franken began calling her at home, only to stop after Morgan threatened to contact the authorities.

Franken is already under fire after broadcaster and former model Leeann Tweeden accused him of sexual assault. Some have called for Franken to resign his Senate seat, and a congressional investigation has been ordered.

Here are details of the encounter from Morgan’s website, MediaEqualizer.com:

Morgan, who was a ABC Radio talk show host for KSFO in San Francisco at the time, appeared August 19, 2000 on ABC’s late night show Politically Incorrect.

She was joined by Franken, William Baldwin, and then-Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Rogers on the panel.
Morgan and Franken had a dispute over the OMB’s budget numbers.

“I was invited and unaware of who his guests were going to be that night. I’ve since learned that though few know this, Al Franken was actually a writer for the show,” Morgan said.

“I made a statement about the budget numbers, Franken challenged me, I challenged him back. It was about spending priorities, actually just a mundane discussion. But he obsessed over it.”

After the show, Morgan said Franken wouldn’t leave her alone, insisting on continuing the argument.

“He approached me backstage, angrily called me out on those numbers and insisted he would prove he was right. He wouldn’t leave me alone, he kept following me. As a woman, his presence and proximity to me felt very threatening and intimidating.

“I didn’t realize his creepy behavior after the show meant it would continue in the days to come.

“He approached Carol, the show’s producer and demanded my home phone number, which was a clear violation of network protocol. I had thought that was the end of the story and was shocked when he started calling my home, badgering me repeatedly.

“I became fearful and called Carol to complain and asked her to tell him to back off. But he made another call after that. I thought that he might end up stalking me at my home in Northern California, it was that bad.

“By the third phone call I was outraged and terrified, as he is really disturbed,” Morgan recounted.

Morgan said Franken finally left her alone, but only after she pushed back and threatened to call the police.

To this day, she says she is haunted by it: “I never forgot that experience and it informed me of his lack of character and obsessive personality. I believe every word Leann wrote.”

With many calling on Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore to step aside following claims of sexual misconduct from decades ago, will Franken be asked to resign as senator?

“I will happily testify before the Senate Ethics Committee, should a hearing be held regarding Franken’s behavior,” Morgan added.

We will update this story as more details come available.

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EXPOSED: TRUMP SLASHES GOVT SPENDING, UNCOVERS $90 BILLION OBAMA STASHED AWAY FOR ‘DIRTY LITTLE SECRET’

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President Trump has been clashing with both Democrats and Republicans in his pursuit to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare, but it seems that he’s found other ways to achieve his goal. After slashing expenditures to the bloated healthcare bill however, it was discovered that a whopping $90 billion was being quietly funneled elsewhere.

Trump has faced ample resistance from both the left and the right, in his quest to repeal and replace Obamacare—even members of the GOP such as John McCain and Rand Paul have voted against the bill, each having their own separate reasons.

McCain claimed that a bi-partisan healthcare bill was the problem in the first place, and that simply passing one that only Republicans liked wouldn’t solve anything. Rand Paul, being a libertarian, stated that we shouldn’t replace Obamacare at all—in fact, he believes we should let the private sector handle healthcare.

President Trump eventually grew tired of Congress and their inability to pass any meaningful legislation, so he began signing executive orders to defund critical components of Obamacare. In the process however, it’s been discovered that a $90 billion discrepancy has likely been stolen from taxpayers and funneled into Obamacare.

According to Daily Caller, President Trump has rolled back funding for a key program intended to help people navigate Obamacare, he’s signed an executive order to increase competition for insurance companies across state lines, and he’s even stopped federal funding for Obamacare subsidies.

Over the course of his first nine months in office, he rolled back funding for a program intended to help individuals navigate the insurance marketplace, signed an executive order to allow for groups to purchase insurance across state lines and stopped federal funding for Obamacare subsidies.

Taken in tandem, it appears the administration is working to overhaul the American health care system without the help of Congress, a body that has failed a handful of times to repeal and replace Obamacare during the first months of Trump’s presidency.

Each of these actions has a significant impact on the viability of the current health care system.

However there’s still a massive source that’s been funding Obamacare, and it’s been largely hidden from the American public. Allen B. West, former US Representative, author, Army Lieutenant Colonel, and political commentator, reports that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been quietly funding the Treasury at the expense of the US citizens.

If Trump truly wants to deal the coup de grâce to Obamacare, there’s still a massive source of funding for the law that Barack Obama deceptively implemented, and it relates to the one last piece of unfinished business from the past financial crisis: the status of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Having required massive bailouts in 2008, the two corporations were placed under control of the U.S. Treasury.  Initially, the two organizations agreed to pay the Treasury a dividend each year equivalent to 10 percent of the bailout funds they took, and the Treasury was also issued warrants granting them the equivalent of a 79.9 percent equity stake in the two companies.

Since the two giants recovered faster than expected and became profitable, the Obama administration saw better returns in seizing the profits of Fannie and Freddie instead.

Since 2012, every quarter, the two giants have been sending 100 percent of their profits to the Treasury, rewarding the Treasury handsomely.

Despite the fact that taxpayers bailed out Fannie and Freddie to the tune of $187.5 billion, the Federal government has been paid back $275.8 billion thus far — or nearly $90 billion in excess of that figure.

And what have the funds been used for? Our current Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has already admitted what many had speculated: that the funds were being used to fund Obamacare.

What’s worse however, is that this could end up severely harming US taxpayers the time we need our cash the most. Due to Freddie and Fannie having their profits confiscated by the leftover Obama administration, they can never retain any cash reserves of their own.

Therefore, once we hit an economic recession and the banks become unprofitable, the American taxpayer will have to foot the bill. While some have argued that Obama did what was necessary in order to revive our struggling economy, others have argued that the free market is far more efficient at regulating economies than any government.

Many conservatives have urged President Trump to eliminate this risk to taxpayers, by issuing an executive order to the treasury, telling them to sell their $100 billion stake in Freddie and Fannie. That same $100 billion that’s been funding fat cats, could be used to rebuild infrastructure, empower our military, or even fund the wall.

After the economic collapse of 2008, millions of Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, grew furious with the banksters. They’d largely caused the recession by lending out substandard mortgages, and then they were bailed out by the very own taxpayers who they hurt the most.

Whether you’re for Trump or against Trump, you can’t deny that our government would be better off cutting all ties with Freddie and Fannie.

What do you think? Should President Trump slash all ties with Freddie and Fannie, or allow them to continue funding Obamacare? Let us know your thoughts!

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