Category: ANOTHER PROMISE KEPT

Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks at Direct Supply, Milwaukee, WI – 6/10/2017

 

Vice President Pence thanked Wisconsin for helping put President Trump in the White House. 

Vice President Pence also mentioned the two U.S. service people who were killed in Afghanistan.  

Vice President PENCE mentioned Direct Supply as a true American success story in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Supply

http://www.directsupply.com/careers/

 

 

 

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President Trump has withdrawn the U.S. From the Paris Accord – 6/1/2017

 

Another Promise Kept – 

As President Trump so eloquently promised at all the rallies I attended during his campaign, he has withdrawn the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord.  President Trump announced his decision this afternoon, June 1, 2017, during his address in the Rose Garden at the White House.  He is a man of his word and a blessing to America.  He clearly stated that he is willing to re-enter or negotiate an entirely new agreement with terms that are more advantageous to the U.S., while remaining a leader in clean energy.

President Trump is protecting the U.S. economy and jobs by withdrawing from this Accord. The Accord would cost the U.S. about $3 trillion in lowered output, 6 million industrial jobs/3 million manufacturing jobs. 

  • The Paris Accord undermines U.S. Competitiveness and Jobs;

  • Created a taxpayer-funded UN climate slush fund;

  • Was negotiated poorly by the Obama Administration;

  • Meeting the Obama’s Administration’s requirements in this Accord, it would cost the U.S. approx. $3 trillion over the next several decades (Study by: NERA Consulting);

  • President Obama committed $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund;

  • President Obama did not get authorization from Congress for this Accord;

  • This Accord affords China unlimited emissions until 2030, while imposing draconian targets on the U.S. to reduce our carbon emissions; and

  • Per MIT, if all nations met their obligations, the impact on the climate would be insignificant (would reduce global temperature rise by .2 degrees C in the year 2100).

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The Paris Accord is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and it is a treaty requiring two-thirds Senate Vote. President Obama knew he would not meet the two-thirds threshold required by the Constitution’s Treaty Clause, shown below in part. So Obama went ahead and ratified it himself.  Obama went ahead and did the same thing with the Iran Nuclear Agreement, another act of Executive Overreach. Obama knew that Policy made by Congress is accountable to voters (policy made by the U.N. intergovernmental panel on Climate Change is not.) 

[Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, includes the Treaty Clause, which empowers the president of the United States to propose and chiefly negotiate agreements, which must be confirmed by the Senate, between the United States and other countries, which become treaties between the United States and other countries after the advice and consent of a supermajority of the United States Senate.

Sources: White House, Wikipedia, National Review

5/26/2017 – President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

 

Transcript:
 
My fellow Americans,
 
Each month families across the country work very, very hard to balance their budgets and to make the tough choices necessary to take care of their loved ones and to give their children opportunities they never had before. This is who we are as Americans – we take pride in leaving each new generation a better country than the one we inherited.
 
Yet for decades, Washington has refused to make the tough choices. As a result, the American Dream has slipped from the grasp of more and more of our people.
 
This has to change. We need a government that spends on the right things – the safety, security, and well-being of our people – and stops the waste and abuse of taxpayer funds, whether in America or in global projects overseas – of which, perhaps, there are too many.
 
My administration is laying a new foundation to build a future of economic prosperity and achieve American Greatness.  The budget we are proposing will reverse economic stagnation and open the path to millions of new jobs for American workers.
 
We will balance the budget without making cuts in Social Security and Medicare. We will achieve our goals by doing exactly what you do in your home: setting priorities, cutting the fat, and growing new opportunities. And the big thing for me is economic growth, which is not possible without safety and security. We will grow our economy; it is growing already. It will grow faster than you’ve seen it in decades. That is why our budget reverses years of cuts to our military that have made us less safe in a more dangerous world. We are going to make sure the men and women on the front lines of freedom have the tools they need to keep us safe and totally secure.
 
At home, we are going to give our ICE officers – who have done an incredible job – and our Border Patrol agents – who are amazing people – everything they need to end the lawlessness once and for all.
 
It is our moral duty to keep our citizens safe and free, and to protect the right of every American to pursue their dreams. We don’t want MS-13 roving our streets, we’re getting rid of them by the thousands, they’re going to be out of here.
 
But I’m proud to tell you that the first budget we are releasing provides a firm new foundation for the safety, and also for jobs and prosperity for all Americans in the years to come.
 
Thank you very much.  You’re going to love the end result.
 

Speech President Trump gave to NATO in Support of U.S. Citizens #POTUSAbroad

 

President Trump’s Speech to NATO what an incredible show of guts, the other word I’m dying to say but can’t, and total support of us, U.S. Citizens.

 

 Another PROMISE KEPT.

 

Not only did President Trump speak boldly, he mentioned “many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism” and that “Terrorism must be stopped in its tracks” or the horror of Manchester and other places will continue forever.  

 

And then, alas! He said this:

 

My travels and meetings have given me renewed hope that nations of many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism, a common threat to all of humanity.  Terrorism must be stopped in its tracks, or the horror you saw in Manchester and so many other places will continue forever.  You have thousands and thousands of people pouring into our various countries and spreading throughout, and in many cases, we have no idea who they are.  We must be tough.  We must be strong.  And we must be vigilant.  

The NATO of the future must include a great focus on terrorism and immigration, as well as threats from Russia and on NATO’s eastern and southern borders.  These grave security concerns are the same reason that I have been very, very direct with Secretary Stoltenberg and members of the Alliance in saying that NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations, for 23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they’re supposed to be paying for their defense.

This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States.  And many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years.  Over the last eight years, the United States spent more on defense than all other NATO countries combined.  If all NATO members had spent just 2 percent of their GDP on defense last year, we would have had another $119 billion for our collective defense and for the financing of additional NATO reserves.

We should recognize that with these chronic underpayments and growing threats, even 2 percent of GDP is insufficient to close the gaps in modernizing, readiness, and the size of forces.  We have to make up for the many years lost.  Two percent is the bare minimum for confronting today’s very real and very vicious threats.  If NATO countries made their full and complete contributions, then NATO would be even stronger than it is today, especially from the threat of terrorism.  PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump

 

 

President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May will meet this week – May 2017 – U.K. Threat Level – “critical”

Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke from Jerusalem with Prime Minster Theresa May of the United Kingdom about the terrorist act in Manchester, England.  During the conversation, the two leaders agreed that this attack, which targeted teenage children and their friends and their parents, was depraved.

President Trump calls attackers “Losers”

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President Trump reassured the Prime Minister that Americans stand with the people of the United Kingdom and that we will not waiver in the face of terrorism.  President Trump offered aid in the United Kingdom’s investigation and vowed to continue the mutual fight against terrorism.  Both leaders commended the speed, courage and professionalism of the first responders who took care of the wounded, secured the innocent and tended to the survivors and their families.

President Trump is looking forward to seeing Prime Minister Theresa May in person later this week to discuss America’s commitment to the U.K. and both countries will work with allies and partners around the world to defeat terrorism.

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Earlier today, thousands held a vigil for Manchester victims of the bombing that took place yesterday, 5/22/2017.

Just a few minutes ago, Prime Minister Theresa many increased the Threat Level in the U.K. from From “Severe” to “Critical” in answer to the attack that took place yesterday in Manchester.  

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Saffie Rose Roussos, 8, was among those killed in the Manchester Area attack.

 

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Joint Statement Between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America – For release 5/23/2017

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release – May 23, 2017

 Joint Statement Between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America

  1. At the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the King of Saudi Arabia, President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America made an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Saturday, May 20, 2017 to Monday, May 22, 2017.
  2. During the visit, the two leaders reviewed the strong historical and strategic relations between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which have grown and flourished over the past eight decades in the political, economic, cultural, military, security, energy, and other fields. The leaders observed that the two countries have developed a productive partnership built upon trust, cooperation, and shared interests.
  3. The two leaders praised the contribution of this visit to strengthening the relations between the two countries, in order to achieve greater stability, security, and prosperity. The leaders declared that they stand together to thwart our common enemies, to strengthen the bonds between us, and to chart a path towards peace and prosperity for all.
  4. The two leaders agreed to a new Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century in the interest of both countries by formally announcing a Joint Strategic Vision for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, charting a renewed path toward a peaceful Middle East where economic development, trade, and diplomacy are hallmarks of regional and global engagement.
  5. The two countries announced their plan to form a Strategic Joint Consultative Group, hosted by the King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the President of the United States of America, or their appropriate designees, to chart the course of this strategic partnership.
  6. The two countries agreed the Strategic Joint Consultative Group will meet at least once a year, alternating between the two countries, and it will review areas of cooperation.
  7. The two countries shared a desire to address the threats to their shared security interests. Thus, the two countries sought to embark on new initiatives to counter violent extremist messaging, disrupt financing of terrorism, and advance defense cooperation.
  8. The two sides expressed their desire to expand cooperation and hope that responsible governments willing to commit to peace will build upon their efforts to realize these objectives. The two sides predicted that violent extremists who threaten peace in the Middle East will find a growing group of regional partners arrayed against them, confronting their aggression and sowing the seeds of peace.
  9. The two sides acknowledged that a robust, integrated regional security architecture is critical to their cooperation. The United States of America and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia intend to expand engagement with other countries in the region over the coming years and to identify new areas of cooperation.
  10. The leaders welcomed achievements during this visit, including the signing of a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding that will be fruitful for the peoples of the two countries and future generations, promoting security, stability, and prosperity in the region.
  11. The two leaders noted the growing and advanced volume of trade between the two countries, joint investments in economic projects and infrastructure, and the provision of facilities and incentives for these investments.
  12. The two leaders also indicated that this strategic partnership and economic and investment cooperation will generate a large number of high-quality jobs in both countries.
  13. The two leaders stressed the importance of investment in energy by companies in both countries, and the importance of coordinating policies that ensure the stability of markets and an abundance of supplies.
  14. The two leaders discussed the close cooperation between both countries to ensure the preservation of maritime security, including protecting the safety of navigation in key international waterways, particularly Bab al-Mandab and the Strait of Hormuz.
  15. The two leaders affirmed their determination to eliminate Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS), al Qaeda, and other terrorist organizations and to fight terrorism using all instruments.
  16. The two leaders expressed the commitment of their countries to vigorously confront the attempts of terrorist organizations to legitimize their criminality, and to counter the roots of terrorist ideology.
  17. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to broad security cooperation and exchange of information to serve their interests and safeguard their security.
  18. The two leaders also reaffirmed their commitment to curb the flow of foreign fighters and cutting off funding supplies for terrorist organizations.
  19. The two leaders noted Saudi Arabia’s achievement in detecting and disrupting 276 terrorist plots prior to their execution, including operations against the United States and friendly countries.
  20. President Trump praised the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in deterring terrorist organizations’ attempts to target the Kingdom, pointing out the attempts of terrorist organizations to cause a rift in relations between the two countries. The Kingdom was one of the first countries to suffer from terrorism; since 1992, more than 100 terrorist attacks have occurred in Saudi Arabia.
  21. The two leaders affirmed their determination to unite and integrate efforts between the United States-led Global Coalition Against ISIS with Saudi Arabia and the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism.
  22. The two leaders also agreed on the need to contain Iran’s malign interference in the internal affairs of other states, instigation of sectarian strife, support of terrorism and armed proxies, and efforts to destabilize the countries in the region.
  23. The two leaders also stressed that Iran’s interference poses a threat to the security of the region and the world, and that the nuclear agreement with Iran needs to be re-examined in some of its clauses. The Iranian ballistic missile program poses a threat, not only to neighboring countries, but also a direct threat to the security of all countries in the region as well as global security.
  24. The two sides also stressed the importance of reaching a comprehensive peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The leaders agreed to do everything they can to promote an environment that is conducive to advancing peace.
  25. The two sides stressed the need to work to resolve the crisis in Yemen. President Trump commended the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for providing humanitarian and relief aid to the Yemeni people.
  26. As for the crisis in Syria, the Kingdom stressed its support for President Trump’s decision to launch missiles at Shayrat Airbase from which the Syrian regime launched its chemical attacks on Khan Shaykhun. The two sides emphasized the importance that the Syrian regime adhere to the 2013 agreement to eliminate its entire stockpile of chemical weapons. The two sides emphasized the importance of reaching a permanent solution to the conflict in Syria based on the Geneva declaration and Security Council resolution 2254, in order to maintain the unity and integrity of Syrian territory so that it can be a country that represents the entire spectrum of the Syrian community and free from sectarian discrimination.
  27. The two leaders expressed their support for the Iraqi government’s efforts to eradicate ISIS, uniting the Iraqis to combat terrorism that poses a threat to all Iraq, and preserving the unity and integrity of Iraqi territory, as well as the importance of stopping Iranian interference in Iraqi internal affairs. The two sides noted the importance of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iraq and seeking to develop them further.
  28. Regarding Lebanon, the two sides stressed the importance of supporting the Lebanese state in enforcing its sovereignty on all of its territory, disarm terrorist organizations such as Hizballah, and bring all weapons under the legitimate supervision of the Lebanese army.

UPCOMING – 12:25 PM EDT – 5/22/2017 – President Trump Gives Remarks with Prime Minister Netanyahu Jerusalem

 

 

VA’s Commitment to Women Veterans

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It is vital for America to know that even though the left continues to try AND destroy this Administration at the expense of American citizens, President #DonaldJTrump and his White House continues to work hard every day to fulfill their promises to America.  President Trump’s White House is committed to MAKING things happen FOR AMERICA to Make America Great Again for “EVERYONE, all-inclusive.”

 

https://www.va.gov/womenvet/

 

VA’s Commitment to Women Veterans

As we celebrate Women’s Health Week, I am pleased to announce that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has adopted American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines that give women a choice to begin screening at age 40.

The guidelines also recommend starting yearly mammograms by age 45 and then every other year from age 55. The guidelines apply to women at average risk for breast cancer and complement VA’s already-extensive program for breast care for Veterans.

I believe it’s important for our women Veterans to know that they are in control of their care and the care they receive from VA is consistent with or exceeds care in the private sector. Adopting American Cancer Society standards gives Veterans further assurances that their care aligns with other health-care systems.

It’s worth drawing attention to a few other related facts:

  • All eligible women Veterans have access to mammograms either onsite or through care in the community;
  • Currently, 76 percent of women Veterans age 40-49 receive mammograms through VA.
  • VA quality scores from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), show that women Veterans are much more likely to receive age-appropriate breast cancer screening than women in private sector health care;
  • In 2015, VA provided mammogram screenings to 86 percent of its women Veteran patients age 50-74, compared with the private sector at 73 percent; and
  • VA has established a state-of-the-art information technology Breast Cancer Registry (BCR). The BCR integrates data from several VA sources to provide comprehensive patient specific information about breast cancer screening, test results, past and current breast cancer treatment, and population surveillance of breast care (both in the community and within VA).

Our Acting VA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Poonam Alaigh said it perhaps best last week: “Engaging and better servicing the unique healthcare needs of our women Veterans is one of VA’s most important priorities. When it comes to their care, we want women Veterans to be in control of it every day and in every way.”

For more information about VA’s commitment to women Veterans, please visit https://www.va.gov/womenvet/ or call 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636) for information about VA services and resources.

House GOP Leadership Holds Press Conference – 5/17/2017

The House GOP Leadership held a press conference today to speak about their plans for America.  

 

President Trump Proposed a Massive Tax Cut. Here’s What You Need to Know.

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do something big. President Trump has made tax reform a priority, and we have a Republican Congress that wants to get it done. This is something that Democrats should support too because it’s good for the American people.

The President is going to seize this opportunity by leading the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986 – and one of the biggest tax cuts in American history.

The President has focused on three things since his campaign: job creation, economic growth, and helping low and middle-income families who have been left behind by this economy. He understands that there are a lot of people in this country that feel like they work hard and still can’t get ahead. They are sick of turning their paychecks over to Washington and having no idea how their tax dollars are spent. They are frustrated by a tax code that is so complicated that they can’t even do their own taxes.

That’s why tax reform is such a big priority for this President.  He cares about making the economy work better for the American people.

We are going to cut taxes for businesses to make them competitive, and we are going to cut taxes for the American people – especially low and middle-income families.

In 1935, we had a one-page tax form consisting of 34 lines and two pages of instructions.  Today, the basic 1040 form has 79 lines and 211 pages of instructions. Instead of a single tax form, the IRS now has 199 tax forms on the individual side of the tax code alone. Taxpayers spend nearly 7 billion hours complying with the tax code each year, and nearly 90% of taxpayers need help filing their taxes.

We are going to cut taxes and simplify the tax code by taking the current 7 tax brackets we have today and reducing them to only three brackets: 10 percent, 25 percent, and 35 percent.

We are going to double the standard deduction so that a married couple won’t pay any taxes on the first $24,000 of income they earn.  So in essence, we are creating a 0 percent tax rate for the first $24,000 that a couple earns.

The larger standard deduction also leads to simplification because far fewer taxpayers will need to itemize, which means their tax form can go back to that one simple page.

Families in this country will also benefit from tax relief to help them with child and dependent care expenses.

We are going to repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). The AMT creates significant complications and burdens by requiring taxpayers to do their taxes twice to see which is higher. That makes no sense; we should have one simple tax code.

Job creation and economic growth is the top priority for this Administration, and nothing drives economic growth like capital investment. Therefore, we are going to return the top tax rate on capital gains and dividends to 20 percent by repealing the harmful 3.8 percent Obamacare tax. That tax has been a direct hit on investment income and small business owners. 

We are going to repeal the death tax. The threat of being hit by the death tax leads small business owners and farmers in this country to waste countless hours and resources on complicated estate planning to make sure their children aren’t hit with a huge tax when they die. No one wants their children to have to sell the family business to pay an unfair tax.

We are going to eliminate most of the tax breaks that mainly benefit high-income individuals.  Home ownership, charitable giving, and retirement savings will be protected – but other tax benefits will be eliminated.

This is not going to be easy. Doing big things never is. But one thing is for certain: I would not bet against this President.  He will get this done for the American people.

Gary Cohn is the chief economic advisor to President Donald J. Trump and Director of the National Economic Council

 

At the end of the conference, the GOP answered questions.  The most important one is the Democrats unproven mantra about RUSSIA which is being used as a cover to protect Hillary Clinton, the DNC, the Democrats and the mysterious murder of the DNC operative SETH RICH.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Delivers Remarks From The Department of Justice – 5/12/2017 – “RESPECT FOR OUR LEGAL SYSTEM”

 

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 12, 2017

Attorney General Sessions Issues Charging and Sentencing Guidelines to Federal Prosecutors

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued the attached memorandum establishing charging and sentencing policies for the Department of Justice.

This policy was formulated after extensive consultation with Assistant U.S. Attorneys at both the trial and appellate level, as well as U.S. Attorneys and Main Justice Attorneys. It ensures that the Department enforces the law fairly and consistently, advances public safety and promotes respect for our legal system.

Attorney General Sessions will issue further remarks on the new policy later this morning.

Memorandum on Department Charging and Sentencing Policy

Press Release Number:
17-523
Updated May 12, 2017
https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/965896/download