It’s never a “good time” to increase the minimum wage.

According to Megan Henney for FOXBusiness, “President Biden’s push to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour as part of a broader coronavirus relief package could be a ‘death knell’ for businesses still reeling from the pandemic, according to a new study published this week.”

A “death knell?”

That seems overly dramatic to me.

“The report, authored by researchers at the University of Kentucky, Indiana University and Washington University in St. Louis, found that hiking the minimum wage hurts new entrants into the labor market, based on data from six states that increased their minimum rate.”

It also “hurts” when you’re a worker and you can’t pay your bills.

Just sayin’.

Can we all agree that someone can get a “report” to basically support whatever narrative the want to push?

“When the minimum wage increased, businesses — particularly those making tradeable goods, such as the manufacturing sector — reduced the number of new workers they were hiring, the study found.”

Just for the record, the federal minimum wage was last increased July 24, 2009, when it rose from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour.

Whoa!  Be still my heart!

So, the minimum wage has been stuck on $7.25 an hour for over ten years!  

So much for even a cost of living increase.

‘“While the overall number of low-wage workers declines following a minimum wage increase, incumbent workers are no less likely to remain employed,’ the report said.”

“Given that the U.S. unemployment rate is still hovering at 6.7%, Radhakrishnan Gopalan, one of the study’s authors and a finance professor at Washington University in St. Louis, argued now is not the time to hike the minimum wage.”

Like I said, there is never a good time to raise the minimum wage for all of the people not forced to work for the minimm wage.

“Roughly 800,000 Americans have been filing for unemployment benefits each week over the past five months — nearly four times the pre-crisis level — and there are about 9.8 million more out of work Americans now than compared to February, before the crisis began.”

Yes…, thanks to the oppressive and draconian lock-downs, mostly dictated by clueless blue state governors.   

‘“Small businesses are especially hurting from the pandemic,’ Gopalan said. ‘The restaurant sector, which employs a significant number of minimum wage workers, and the retail sector are struggling. Raising the minimum wage now would spell a death knell for many small restaurants.’”

Again, the so-called “death knell” has already been caused by these “non-science” based lockdowns.

Believe me, big and small businesses will all deal having to pay their emplyees a decent wage.

They’ll deal with it.

They all manage to deal with tax increases.

They all manage to deal with additional regulations and regulation changes.

They all manage to deal with cost increases in other areas.

They all seem to be able to manage to deal with everything else except paying their employees a livable wage!

“A recent analysis published by the Congressional Budget Office [CBO], a nonpartisan agency [There is no such thing by the way.], found that as many as 3.7 million workers could lose their jobs as a result of the minimum wage increase. At the same time, the CBO projects that some 17 million workers would receive a pay boost.”

“Could” and “would” definitely come from two different perspectives.

One perspective is what is possible to happen, and the other perspective deals with what will happen.

I do think it is reasonable to believe there will be a loss of some slave labor jobs, however, when these businesses are forced to act more fairly towards their workers.

‘“For most low-wage workers, earnings and family income would increase, which would lift some families out of poverty,’ the report said. ‘But other low-wage workers would become jobless, and their family income would fall—in some cases, below the poverty threshold.’”

The truth is MANY families would be lifted out of poverty, while others would just remain there.

“And although raising the minimum wage could boost spending among low-income Americans, Gopalan argued the Biden administration should wait until 2022 to implement an increase to allow the economy and unemployment rate to recover from the economic shock of the pandemic.”

‘“Having said that, the multiple stimulus packages have put a lot of money in people’s hands, so one is talking about demand in the economy possibly outstripping supply once the pandemic is brought under control,’ he said. ‘Some are already cautioning about the economy overheating.’”

Wow!

Well, we’ll definitely have to be on look-out for the “economy overheating!”

That sounds like an economic windfall…, for everyone except those making $7.25 an hour, of course!

Maybe a raising of the minimum wage will be exactly what the economy needs to cool it down a bit!

“The pandemic has already devastated small businesses, which employ roughly 59 million Americans, or about 47.5% of the nation’s entire workforce. One estimate from Yelp found that between April and September of last year, 160,000 businesses closed — or about 800 per day.”

Like I said earlier…, the pandemic didn’t devastate anything economically…, oppressive and draconian lock-downs, mostly dictated by clueless blue state governors, did.  

“Biden is seeking to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour, where it’s remained for the past decade, to $15 per hour and to end the tipped minimum wage and sub-minimum wage for people with disabilities.”

Don’t even get me started on the tipped minimum wage and sub-minimum wage for people with disabilities.

Let’s just say the “tipped minimum wage” should just be “the” minimum wage. Tips should be tips, and not considered part of a person’s wage.

And the minimum wage for people with disabilities is completely illegal in my opinion.

Have any of these geniuses ever heard of the The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or ADA, which is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability?

It seems like they haven’t.

“Separately, a group of Democratic lawmakers reintroduced legislation on Tuesday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025.”

By 2025?!

‘“Let’s be clear: The $7.25 an hour federal minimum wage is a starvation wage,’ Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the incoming chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said during a call with reporters. ‘No person in America can make it on $8, $10 or $12 an hour.’”

Well, I can now say I agreed with Senator Sanders at least once.

Anyway…, okay…, here we go.

MrEricksonRules is going to apply some reasonable common sense here.

My minimum wage proposal would be as follows:

$8.00 per hour minimum wage for all 16-17 year-olds (True “entry level” high school aged employees.).

$10.00 per hour minimum wage for all 18-22 year-olds (True “entry level” college aged employees.).

$15.00 per hour minimum wage for all 23 year-olds and over (for people who are actually trying to make a living.). 

Let’s remember that at $15.00 an hour these people are still not getting rich, but at least they can live.

At $15.00 an hour an individual will make $600 gross and $460 net a week, or net $1,840 a month, which is $22,080 a year.  

If you take into consideration rent, a car, gas, utilities, a phone, and food, these people are still only just getting by, but at least they can get by.

If we don’t supply a living wage for these older workers, what alternatives do they have?

They can go on an entitlement program and live off of government assistance.

What is the better option?

I would much rather pay a little more for goods and services than just support these people entirely.

I would much rather support people who are willing to work for a living than those who don’t or those who can’t support themselves.

Why is it their burden to insure everyone else a cheaper burger or a cheaper anything?

I feel it is a sin for all of us to take advantage of the “working poor” in our country, just so the rest of us can afford a little more.

Not to mention all of the companies and businesses, big and small, who take advantage of them, while affording multi-million dollar salaries to CEOs and other executives, sizeable profits to shareholders, and very comfortable lives to other business owners.

If you’d like to comment on my proposal, or try and defend the current $7.25 an hour minimum wage, I’d love to hear from you. I may even do a follow-up blog incorporating the comments I receive.

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Can’t we all just get along now?

Now that President Trump is in the process of being cheated out of his re-election?

Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as the Speaker of The House of Representatives, for the 117th Congress, on January 3rd.

During her speech to the new Congress, we heard a masked Pelosi, even though there was no one within ten feet of her, declare that this is now “a time to heal.”

Excuse me…, but I can think of like 74 million Trump voters off the top of my head who would disagree with you, Nancy!

There is no “healing” anymore after the way you and your democrat friends shamefully treated our president…, President Trump, during his four years in office…, and then stole the 2020 election.

No…, there is no “getting along” or “healing anymore.

This has now become a war to save America.

You said that “prayers are needed now.”  

Who or what do you and your ilk pray to, Nancy?

You don’t really expect us to believe that God endorses your Godless beliefs and behavior, do you…, or that you ask Him for help with your depraved agenda? 

I mean, c’mon, really?

You’ve gotta give us some credit!  

Either you are a complete manipulative, hypocritical, phony, or you are just really screwed up.

My vote is you’re a complete manipulative, hypocritical, phony.

You then went on to call for “justice.”

“Economic justice,”

“Health justice,”

“Racial justice,”

And “environmental and climate justice.”

I think you think “justice” means advancing the liberal, socialist, and globalist agenda in these areas.  

The “justice” we really need is:

Justice for unborn babies in the womb,

Election justice,

Uncensored freedom of speech,

Justice in media coverage,

And most ironically, justice from the Department of Justice and the FBI.    

You then finished by saying, “no one in America should be left out or left behind.”

If that statement wasn’t so sad it would be hilarious!

Have you actually stepped foot in your own district in San Francisco, California?

Granted, you’d have to be careful so as to not step in a pile of human excrement, which is a major problem in your idyllic city!

But if you were able to visit your district without getting your shoes dirty, you would see thousands and thousands of homeless people who have been “left out or left behind.”

Doesn’t charity begin at home?

You can’t even take care of your own little district, but you want to lecture the rest of us regarding what we should strive for as a country?

These are just move disingenuous empty words from another corrupt politician.

Oh…, that reminds me…, we also need some political justice!

I won’t be holding my breath waiting for that either, however. 

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The attempt to steal an election.

It is appalling to me that the democrats are blatantly trying to steal the 2020 presidential election, and their co-conspirators, the mainstream media, and the “deep state” DOJ and FBI, are just looking the other way. 

Is there any justice left in America?

We’ll see.

We still have a month and a half until Joe Biden would be sworn in.

In the meantime, I see more and more states rushing to “certify” their elections…, as if this was some sort of irreversible determination.  

Please remember that “nothing is written in stone.”

The word “decertify” is also a word we felt the need for in the English language.

Decertify: To remove a certificate or certification from (someone or something), typically for failure to comply with a regulating authority’s rules or standards.

Hmmm…, it seems like that may be applicable in some of these states before too long.

It’s been quite clear, these last four years, that the democrats would stop at nothing to try and delegitimize President Trump, remove him from office, or insure he wasn’t re-elected.

Having failed to remove him from office, it’s apparent that the democrats targeted “swing states” to fraudulently win the election.

The only problem they encountered was that President Trump’s margins for victory were much higher than they anticipated, forcing them to stop the counts in these states, which allowed them to inject the needed number of votes to put Biden ahead.  

The ordered recounts haven’t exposed their fraud because they’re just recounting all of the votes, legal or not.

And who’s to say that these recounts are even being handled properly?

I mean, once the whole election process has been called into question, why would anyone trust the vote in these “swing states?”  

We saw the counting be inexplicably halted on election night.

Then we saw thousands and thousands of votes magically appear for Joe Biden in the wee hours of the morning.

We saw republican election monitors banned from election polling places.

And we actually saw election officials covering up the windows of their counting rooms!

What exactly were they hiding?

And those are all not to mention the hundreds of affidavits submitted by people who witnessed additional wrong-doing during the election.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Could the Supreme Court delay the transfer of power until the integrity of the election was determined?

Could the Supreme Court order a revote in the states in question?

This may be the only fair way to resolve this election.

Like I said, we’ll find out very shortly if there is any justice left in America.

For all of our sakes, I really hope there is.     

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UNBELIEVABLE…, AGAIN!!!

Here…, again…, we see an individual committing a heinous crime, who should not have even be walking around free among us.

According to Gene Saladna, of WFTV.com Orlando and Sarah Wilson, of WFTV.com Orlando, “He’s pure evil: Man with 230 prior felony charges, 2 others arrested on charges related to killing of 3 friends prior to fishing trip in Polk County.”

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230 prior felony charges!!!

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And how many other charges did he have that didn’t rise to the level of being felonies?

It’s actually beyond comprehension.

“POLK COUNTY, Fla. — Three people have been arrested on charges related to the killing of three friends who met up for a fishing trip in Polk County last week, Sheriff Grady Judd announced Wednesday.”

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“Judd said Tony ‘TJ’ Wiggins, 26, and his girlfriend, Mary Whittemore, 27, and Tony’s brother, William ‘Robert’ Wiggins, 21, were all arrested this week on charges related to the deaths of 23-year-old Damion Tillman, 30-year-old Keven Springfield and 27-year-old Brandon Rollins.”

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“Tony, who Judd said has 230 felony criminal charges in his arrest history dating back to age 12, is charged with first degree murder, tampering with evidence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.”

‘“He’s a thug. He’s a criminal. He’s pure evil in the flesh,’ Judd said. ‘He’s wild and he’s out of control.’”

And he was allowed to be out here in society to prey on some other, poor, unsuspecting, individuals.

That is the real crime here.

“Judd said Tony has 15 felony convictions on his record and has served two sentences in state prison.”

“Deputies said Robert [Tony’s brother] is charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact of capital felony, and Whittemore Tony’s girlfriend] is charged with accessory after the fact of capital felony.”

“Judd detailed the timeline of what happened on Friday night that led to the massacre near a lake in rural Frostproof. He said Tillman stopped at a Dollar General on his way to meet his friends, where security camera footage captured him have a brief conversation with Tony.”

“Judd said Tillman mentioned to the cashier that he was meeting his friend Kevin to go fishing. Ten minutes later, Judd said Tillman and his two friends were all shot and dying.”

“Judd said Tony, Robert and Whittemore all lived off the grid in a rural area near Frostproof and Lake Wales.”

“Judd previously described the scene of the attack as ‘about as far out in the woods as you can get.’ In 2018, the city of Frostproof recorded only 3,273 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.”

“It has shaken Frostproof to its very core,” Judd said.

‘“We’ve got to bring these people to justice,’ Judd said.”

It seems he has been “brought to justice” many times before.  How did that work out for everybody?

I heard he is being held without bail.

Well, thank you very much.

So, 230 felonies were enough to realize he shouldn’t be running around amongst other law-abiding citizens, huh?

You apparently can’t get anything past these people!

When are these prosecutors and judges going to start being held accountable for their actions?

If you [the judges and prosecutors] don’t want to do your jobs protecting citizens, just let us know and we’ll go back to the wild west days and start dispensing our own “justice.”

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For related reading, please check out my blog from May 21, 2020:

“We’re as mad as hell, and we’re not going to take this anymore!!!”

https://mrericksonrules.com/2020/05/21/were-as-mad-as-hell-and-were-not-going-to-take-this-anymore/

 

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“We’re as mad as hell, and we’re not going to take this anymore!!!”

Jeff DeGraff, Ph. D. for Psychology Today writes, ‘“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore’ declared the longtime news anchor Howard Beale in the 1975 film classic ‘Network.’  In the picture [movie], people everywhere toss open their windows and repeat the catchphrase with a barbaric yell.  Sadly, Howard Beale, symbolic spokesman for the hoi polloi [the common people], comes to realize that the system co-opts both social and economic power to its own advantage. The movie is a parable about how all of our screaming really changes very little and in the act we often lose our voice.”

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Fast forward to the year 2020.

According to Danielle Wallace of Fox News. “Texas police union voices outrage after recently released career criminal fatally stabs grandma, 80, in broad daylight.”

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“A Texas career criminal who was recently released from jail despite being arrested nearly 70 times is accused of fatally stabbing an 80-year-old woman out shopping Saturday, police said.”

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“The suspect, 38-year-old Randy Roszell Lewis, was shot and killed by a responding officer who was flagged down by witnesses at the scene. Police said the man was armed with the 6-inch blade.”

Thank God.

Thank God they killed this guy!

Thank God they killed this guy, or he probably would have been released again and killed someone else’s mother or grandmother!

What the hell is going on in this country?!

“The incident sparked outrage from the Houston Police Officers’ Union, which blamed the ‘total failure’ of criminal justice reform for his release weeks earlier — without paying bail.”

Being “outraged” is all well and good, and certainly justified…, but when are we going to move past being outraged and start demanding that people be held accountable for these all too often tragedies we see more and more of these days?

“Lewis allegedly stabbed 80-year-old Rosalie Cook in the chest as she returned to her car after shopping inside a Walgreens in Houston. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.”

“Her son, Chuck Cook, said his mother was a ‘perfect’ grandma to six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.”

‘“Nobody should have to go through this, an 80-year-old woman, disabled, who had to walk with a cane,’ Cook said.”

That’s exactly right, Mr. Cook.  This horrendous crime was completely avoidable, if not for a broken justice system and incompetent judges.

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As American citizens, one of the most basic things we expect from our government is protection from individuals who refuse act in a civilized manner in our society.

We expect law enforcement to apprehend these offenders…, we expect the government to effectively prosecute these individuals, and we expect the judicial system to sentence those found guilty commensurate with their crime.

If for some reason the government fails at this, or balks at its responsibility, then we will start to see a breakdown in our society, and people will begin to take the law into their own hands…, and who could blame them?

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“Police said officers were already in the area after receiving calls around 10:15 a.m. about a man matching Lewis’ description demanding money from shoppers at knife point by a nearby grocery store.”

“Two years ago, Lewis was charged with assaulting a public servant — breaking the person’s nose — while being transferred to county jail, KHOU reported.”

“In all, he had been arrested 67 times and has faced dozens of charges throughout his life, including assault, theft, trespassing, the possession of marijuana and burglary of a vehicle, the Houston Police Officers’ Union said.”

He’s been arrested 67 times and has faced dozens of charges.

‘“Randy Lewis should never have been free. Now an innocent woman has been murdered. Everyone deserves better. This is absolutely shameful,’ the Houston Police Officers’ Union tweeted Monday, sharing his public record.”

Exactly.  “Randy Lewis should never have been free.”

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And it is “absolutely shameful” this poor woman was murdered.

But you know what’s more shameful?  The fact that no one is going to have to answer for her death beyond Randy Lewis.

Sure, Randy Lewis committed the murder…, but he had numerous accomplices in the justice system and government who will never face the music for their parts in this crime.

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‘“The defendant had a history of mental illness and he should have been kept off the streets. He recently absconded from the personal-care facility where the judge ordered he live instead of being held in jail,’ the Houston District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.”

“The judge had not issued a warrant for his arrest even when he had absconded, so police did not even know to look for him and unfortunately this tragedy occurred before he could be returned to court.”

‘“Where’s the outrage when our cops are putting their lives on the line arresting the same person time and again who’s got a violent history,’ Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told KHOU.”

True…, but at least the police know they’re putting their lives on the line in the line of duty.  These judges are putting the lives of the rest of us on the line by their irresponsible actions, and we have no reason to expect this kind of malpractice.

“He said the department would review body camera and security footage of the incident. He added the officer who shot Lewis was a nine-year veteran of the force.”

Yes…, they should review the footage to determine how big of a medal he should get!

This officer did everyone a favor by putting an end to this walking piece of garbage.

 

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There’s this club…, and you ain’t in it!

As time goes by, and we see how we seem to have a two-tiered justice system…, it’s very apparent that there is a big, privileged club, out there and we ain’t in it!

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Yes folks…, a big, privileged club that does not have to obey the laws like we do, or at least be free of any accountability to the American people.

So who’s in “the club?”

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Well, we’ve got Hillary, followed by James Comey, the “lovers” Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, James Clapper, William Brennam, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, Bruce Ohr, Loretta Lynch, Susan Rice, Eric Holder, Lois Lerner, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, John Kerry, all of the FISA Court Judges, all of the liberal New York And D.C. District Judges, and our lying “Russian collusion” and impeachment happy members of congress…, just for starters!

Hopefully Attorney General Barr and Investigator John Durham charge some of these club members with something before we all die of old age!

I can’t say we’re WINNING with “the club” just yet…, but the fat lady hasn’t sung yet either.

I’m still holding out hope that at least SOME level of justice will prevail.

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For “The Deep State,” an apology seems to be a “get out of jail free card!” 

Yes…, for “The Deep State,” democrats and liberals in general, a disingenuous apology seems to be a “get out of jail free card!”

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At least in their eyes, the eyes of their “Deep State” comrades, and the eyes of their propagandistic fake news media conspirators.

An apology, of course, is only begrudgingly performed when the evidence against the “swamp rat” in question is SO overwhelming that the preferred strategy of lying, denying and pleading ignorance cannot be employed.

Republicans, conservatives, and all the rest of the law-abiding peons, however, are expected to operate under the laws as they were written, and receive punishment accordingly.

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Case in point…, an article by Ronn Blitzer of Fox News, titled, “DOJ recommends maximum sentence for former GOP Representative.”

You will NEVER see or hear the words “DOJ recommends maximum sentence” before any liberal bureaucrat’s name or any liberal politician’s name.

In this case, ‘“The Government believes that a sentence at the top end of the Guidelines range is necessary in order to satisfy the objectives of Title 18 United States Code, Section 3553(a), and in particular to promote respect for the law, to provide just punishment for the offense, and to achieve general deterrence,’ prosecutors with the Southern District of New York said in a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Vernon S. Broderick.”

So in other words, they’re saying that there are cases where you don’t need to “promote respect for the law,” “provide just punishment,” and “achieve general deterrence?”

It seems like that’s what they’re saying.

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And in fact, we’ve seen many cases where our “justice” system IS NOT promoting respect for the law, IS NOT providing just punishment, and IS NOT achieving general deterrence…, especially where liberal bureaucrats and liberal politicians are concerned.

Do the names Lois Lerner, Loretta Lynch, Hillary Clinton, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Rod Rosenstein, James Clapper, John Brennan, Andrew McCabe, and James Comey ring a bell?

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Another such case is the case of Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a former top Treasury Department official.

When someone is using three last names, that’s a good tip-off that we are dealing with someone who is extra pathetically liberal.

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According to Gregg Re of Fox News, “A former top Treasury Department official pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy for leaking confidential banking reports associated with members of the Trump campaign, following her dramatic arrest in October 2018 as she toted a flash drive full of sensitive documents.”

“Natalie Edwards, 41, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court, where U.S. District Judge Gregory H. Woods set sentencing for June 9. Although the conspiracy charge carried a potential penalty of up to five years in prison, Edwards signed a plea deal with prosecutors that recommended a potential prison sentence of zero to six months.”

A plea deal you say?

What exactly is she pleaing?

She doesn’t seem to have much leverage here.

She must be pleaing that her special liberal privilege be recognized.

“Edwards was a senior adviser at Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, also known as FinCEN. Prosecutors said her crime began in October 2017 and continued for a year, with Edwards sending a BuzzFeed News reporter numerous Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”).

Oh…, she was a senior adviser at Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network!

Beautiful!

She should be held to an even higher standard here then.

“As law enforcement swooped in, she was carrying a government-issued USB flash drive containing not only thousands of SARs, but also ‘highly sensitive material relating to Russia, Iran, and the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,’ prosecutors said.”

Am I just stupid or does this seem like a pretty serious crime?

‘“I am sorry for what I have done and I apologize to you, your honor, and the court,’ Edwards said.”

THERE IT IS!

She played her “get out of jail free card” apology!

Also notice she’s apologizing to the judge and the court and not to the victims of her crime, her department, or the American people.

“Her arrest came on the heels of other high-profile, leak-related prosecutions under the Trump administration, which had pledged to go on the offensive against leakers whom the president has called ‘traitors and cowards.’”

Exactly, Mr. President.  I would classify her as a coward and a traitor as well.

Traitors should not receive bogus plea deals.

In another case, we have the F.B.I. (Director, Christopher Wray) apologizing to the Court for “botching surveillance of a Trump adviser,” and “pledging to fix their [the F.B.I.’s] procedures.”

According to Charlie Savage of The New York Times, “The F.B.I. acknowledged serious errors and omissions in the facts it put forward for wiretap applications targeting a former Trump campaign adviser.”

“[The] F.B.I. told a secretive court on Friday that it was increasing training and oversight for officials who work on national security wiretap applications in response to problems uncovered by a scathing inspector general report last month about botched surveillance targeting a former Trump campaign adviser.”

“A secretive court?”

What exactly is a “secretive court?”

I’m guessing “secretive” means “rigged” in this instance.

‘“The F.B.I. has the utmost respect for this court and deeply regrets the errors and omission identified by’ the inspector general, wrote the F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, in a statement included with the filing. He called the conduct described by the report “unacceptable and unrepresentative of the F.B.I. as an institution.’”

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I’m sure you are very appreciative of this liberal leaning court, rigged in your favor, Mr. Wray…, and Oh…, THERE IT IS…, he played their “get out of jail free card” apology!

Excuse me Mr. Wray…, but you are so full of sh#t I can smell you a million miles away.

Believe me my friends…, these “Deep Staters” have no respect for their employer, the American people, and they think we are all idiots who will continue to keep falling for this crap.

Well…, it’s a new day Mr. Wray.

Our eyes are wide open now, and we recognize you people for what you are…, enemies of our country, and enemies of “We The People.”

“Under FISA — a law for surveillance aimed at monitoring suspected spies and terrorists, as opposed to ordinary criminals — the government must convince a judge that an American is probably an agent of a foreign power. Because the FISA court hears only from the government, and what it says is never shown to defense lawyers, the Justice Department says it has a duty to be candid and tell judges every relevant fact in its possession.”

Oh, sure, why wouldn’t we believe that would happen?!

“But the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, uncovered that the F.B.I. had cherry-picked and misstated evidence about the Trump adviser, Carter Page, when seeking permission to wiretap him in October 2016 and in 2017 renewal applications.”

In all there were 17 “serious errors and omissions in the facts” regarding the FISA warrant applications.

17!!!

That, Mr. Wray, raises the bar here from extreme incompetence to a treasonous disregard and manipulation of the law.

We are all painfully aware of our two-tiered justice system…, us being on the lower tier.

Apologies are not going to suffice here.

Our last hope of seeing any justice served, at least for a while, is U.S. Attorney John Durham and his investigation into all of this FISA stuff.

His report should be submitted to Attorney General Barr before this summer.., hopefully along with his recommendation of criminal charges for more than a few of these treasonous individuals.

I’ll be very disappointed if we just continue to see more of the same…, more apologies and more “get out of jail free cards.”

I’ll keep you posted.

 

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