Social Security Scandal Exposed, Scammer Convicted On 90 Counts Of Taxpayer Theft

In the United States, we work hard to ensure that everyone that lives in our country legally has the same opportunities as another American, In short, everyone has the same freedoms to life, liberty, and pursuing their own happiness.

The only thing that Americans are required to do is to obey the laws, which in turn protect the rights of other fellow citizens. So for the most part, you can rest assured that your life and property will not be stolen by others.

Unfortunately, in the case of Social Security fraud, taxpayers are victims to evil people who choose not only to scam the federal government but their hard-working neighbors who pay into the system.

And this case takes it one level worse: this woman was stealing federal tax dollars by using her deceased grandparents’ Social Security information!

From The Sun Sentinel:

For years after her grandparents died, Myriam Etienne quietly ripped off Social Security by accepting more than $130,000 worth of government benefits intended only for the living.

On Wednesday, jurors took about half an hour to find her guilty of 90 counts of stealing government money.

Etienne, a home health aide and nursing assistant, was immediately taken into custody in federal court in Fort Lauderdale and will remain jailed. She faces up to 10 years in federal prison and fines of up to $250,000 when she is sentenced in April. She also must repay the stolen money

She used some of the cash to make payments on her 2015 BMW X6, pay the mortgage on her North Lauderdale home, withdraw cash from ATMs, buy airline tickets and pay for her own everyday expenses…

What is most unfortunate in this particular case is that the women convicted tried to play the complete victim card in all of this. During the investigation prior to the trial, she spoke fluent English. During the trial, she requested the assistance of a Haitian interpreter.

She went even so far in her testimony to say that she wasn’t even sure if her grandparents were truly, actually dead. As you can see, she was grasping at straws to try and defer her blame on to something or somebody else.

For now, she faces up to 10 years in prison, but is that long enough for her misdeeds? I say she should be in there for at least 25. Perhaps after 25 years, she would finally face up to her crimes.

Source: Sun Sentinel

Sanctuary Governor To Give Illegals Free College Tuition On Citizens’ Dime

The liberal obsession with giving away taxpayers’ money knows no discernible limit.

 

Politicians do this because it works. Handing out money is an excellent tool to use to remind voters for whom they should cast their ballots at the next election. Even if these recipients of government funds are not eligible to vote – yet.

And let’s face it: governments always have money available to buy votes. We see this extensively at the federal level, but states are active participants as well.

In fact, Governor Cuomo of New York is eager to get to the front of the line when it comes to courting the “Dreamers.” His plan? Give all illegal immigrants the same access to a free college education as regular citizens. And leave those regular citizens to pay the bill.

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“New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently revealed his FY 2019 budget proposal, which would extend the state’s free tuition program to illegal immigrant students.

“According to a briefing book, Cuomo’s plan ‘includes legislation to implement the DREAM Act, opening the doors of higher education to thousands of New Yorkers.’”

“‘The DREAM Act will give undocumented students access to the new Excelsior Scholarship, the Tuition Assistance Program, as well as other state-administered scholarship,’ it [Cuomo’s FY ‘19 budget briefing] states, declaring that ‘an investment in young immigrants’ futures is an investment in New York’s future.’”

And the taxpayers’ investment insisted by Gov. Cuomo is to ensure the future of the Democratic Party in New York. If offering rewards to those who are in this country illegally promotes his party’s future, so be it.

This sort of thing illustrates why liberals abhor even the idea of tax cuts. Cutting taxes means letting taxpayers keep more of their money. It also tends to foreclose on vote-buying programs such as this one.

Liberals are not dumb. They know that they must spend ever greater sums to placate the groups that have become dependent on, or benefit from, transfers of wealth.

Whomever said, “The government that robs Peter to pay Paul, can always depend on Paul’s vote,” got it right.

Source: Campus Reform

Democrat Triple-Indicted After Robbing $803G From Taxpayers Through Her ‘Non-Profit’

Another day, another Democrat exposed for wrongdoing. This time they are accused of being their own Robin Hoods, pilfering taxpayers to line their own pockets and make themselves look good.
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Already this year we learned about Democrats stealing cash. It’s not as bad as sexual assault, but it’s ugly nonetheless. What makes it worse than normal stealing is that this Dem was using a non-profit to do her evil.

Non-profits, as you know, are supposed to help people in need. They take donations and taxpayer funds. We assume the money will be used for good. Instead, a huge chunk of cash was stolen.

By a politician who expects her Democrat voters to elect her anyway.

The good news is this time, the crook was indicted on multiple counts.

From Breitbart:

A Democratic congressional candidate in Virginia has been indicted on charges of fraud, embezzlement, and theft for allegedly stealing government funds from a school nutrition program in 2012.

Shaun Brown, 58, denied any wrongdoing during her first appearance in a Norfolk courtroom last week and said after the hearing that she intends to fight the charges.

Prosecutors said Brown fraudulently obtained $803,000 of government funds through her nonprofit organization, which participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. The organization worked with the USDA Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to low-income children on school breaks…

Brown ran against Rep. Scott W. Taylor (R-VA) for Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District in 2016, but she lost to Taylor by 23 points.

Brown announced in July that she intends to launch another congressional bid for that seat in 2018.

Hmm, an indictment against a crooked democrat? How about we repeat that again and again? Especially with that one big Democrat, who lied about her email server and pay-for-play corruption?

That would be nice!

By all means, Ms. Brown, run for that seat again. Taylor doesn’t need to run against a democrat that has a chance to win. A democrat indicted for corruption? Let’s see her try to spin that into something good.

But my guess is she won’t be able to run. It’s hard to mount a political campaign from prison.

So how many more Democrats will be flushed out for embezzlement or sexual harassment? The tally is getting too big to track.

Source: Breitbart

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Donald Releases Strict Immigration Rule, Barack’s Illegals Are Leaving In Droves

When Barack Obama was in office, chaos ruled for eight solid years. The progressive administration was very focused on spending taxpayers’ money like it was their own.

 

They were also focused on adding more laws, rules, and regulations on the American people that stilted the economy and limited job growth.

On top of it all, they were laser-focused on ignoring federal laws that would have enforced proper legal and illegal immigration rules. So the Border Patrol under the Obama administration had a very difficult job to undertake.

Knowing that their president wanted illegals to cross the border easily and quickly, Border Patrol agents had their hands tied.

But that is all in the past. With a new, fresh administration that is focused on obeying all immigration laws and representing our U.S. Constitution well, agents now have the power to do what they had signed up for: search, detain, and deport those who break immigration laws.

So although liberals are freaking out over a viral video that shows Border Patrol agents asking passengers for documentation of their proof of citizenship, rest assured that this is well within the confines of federal law. It’s just that Obama ignored the law, while Trump is enforcing it.

From Fox News:

A viral video that shows U.S. Border Patrol agents boarding a Greyhound bus in Florida and running an immigration check has sparked outrage across the internet this week, with many asking whether the agents had a legal right to do so.

It turns out they did.

Many on the bus — and across the internet — were outraged over the seemingly new protocol by the Border Patrol agents, but in reality, it’s a practice that has been employed by the Border Patrol for decades.

While the Fourth Amendment may prohibit unreasonable search and seizure, the Border Patrol has extraconstitutional powers that allow agents to operate immigration checkpoints and conduct spot checks with probable cause within a 100-mile zone that runs along the border of the contiguous United States.

Obama and his Democrats will do just about anything to bring these illegals into the country. They know that America is truly a conservative nation, but they are so desperate for votes and power, they will seek new voters by means of illegals. Sickening.

Thankfully, with a constitutionally-based administration, Border Patrol agents will have a much easier time of doing their job, and doing their job well. Keep up the good work.

Source: Fox News

Democrats Move To Impose ‘Sin Tax’ On One Food Americans Eat Every Day

It’s official: Democrats hate everything you love. That’s clear simply from the way they opposed the tax cut bill. Americans saving money? We can’t have that!

 

But it goes beyond their desire to rob you of cash. Democrats love to regulate everything. Much like Big Brother of 1984, they want to control every last bit of your personal life. From marriage to business to eating, Democrats want to decide what you can or cannot do.

There are even groups who want to punish you for eating. PETA and other unhinged, radical leftists, are pushing for bills that will excessively tax meat. Yep, the most basic source of protein in the world.

Cue the clown music.

From Daily Wire:

If environmentalists and health nuts get their way, your steak could be getting a little more expensive.

According to Bloomberg, governments looking to improve their citizens’ eating habits, and simultaneously protect the environment from the disastrous impact of cattle, pig, and goat farming, are suddenly turning “bullish” on the idea of implementing a “sin tax” against people who purchase meat, either at grocery stores or in restaurants…

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals… is one of the organizations behind the push, of course.

If there is a “meat tax,” Bloomberg notes, it’ll probably happen in Europe first, where everything is taxed and no one complains, and would probably impact the meat industry first and meat eaters only eventually.

Activists reluctantly admit that the United States, at least, probably won’t embrace a meat tax as readily as our European cousins, not just because we like meat, but because “sin taxes” are on the decline. Even Chicago, which has readily embraced a whole measure of sin taxes, was forced to reconsider — and ultimately repeal — a tax on sugary beverages, after stores put drink tax information directly in front of consumers.

There are regions of the world that are starving. Often a single goat can mean the difference between life or death for families. Yet these entitled liberals only care about pushing their bogus vegan ideology.

You might like having a B-vitamin deficiency, PETA, but the rest of us want to be healthy.

This pathetic agenda is simply a way to control your eating habits. Instead of believing you have the right to choose what to eat, democrats want to decide for you. A heavy tax on meat is a way to discourage people from eating it.

And it has nothing to do with the environment. If it did, they would only focus on beef, which they claim harms the atmosphere. To lump in pigs and goats is simply a big “screw you” to non-vegans the world over.

Are you going to let unwashed hippies deprive you of your steaks? I hope not.

Source: Daily Wire

 

Report: Democrats Ready To Drop ‘Dreamers’ Like Hot Potatoes For New Deal

Is the welfare of the “Dreamers” as they are called really a priority for the Democrats? Or are they of more value as potential future Democratic voters?

That’s an unpleasant question to ask. But the disposition of the matter of the Dreamers is a very highly-charged political issue. So the question is appropriate.

It’s also a complicated one. President Trump has ordered the phasing out of DACA. Which means if accommodation is to be made for these illegal aliens, it has to be done soon.

Since the president has also indicated some flexibility on legislation that might benefit the Dreamers, a goal of the Democrats, matters become more complex.

It turns out that at least some Democrats are ready to dump the Dreamers in order to pass other legislation that must be more important to them.

Regardless of where one stands on how to resolve the Dreamer issue, using over a million individuals as political pawns is unacceptable. Unacceptable, but not unexpected. This is Washington we’re dealing with.

Senate Democrats are willing to drop their demand that relief for Dreamers be tied to any long-term budget agreement — a potential boost for spending talks, but one that could face opposition from their House counterparts.

The shift comes in response to the deal struck between Senate leaders Monday to reopen the government and begin debate on an immigration bill next month.

Meanwhile, budget negotiators are expressing optimism that a two-year agreement to lift stiff caps on defense and domestic spending is increasingly within reach.

Budget negotiations necessarily impact the states and districts which senators and congressmen represent. This, by way of where the money is spent.

And that, clearly, is a bigger deal for at least some of the Democrats than the fate of the Dreamers. Again, not much of a surprise here.

Note that the Democrats are not at all united on these issues.

“We’re viewing [immigration and spending] on separate terms because they are on separate paths,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “procedural concession means we’ve got a deadline and a process,” Durbin added. “That to me is a significant step forward. It’s not everything I wanted, that’s for sure, but it’s a step forward.”

But House Democrats have signaled they are not ready to go along with a long-term budget deal without a fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that President Donald Trump is ending.

To add to their problems, President Trump has imposed a deadline. And that is something that is hated in Washington since it forces action and responsibility as opposed to delays and obfuscation.

And here it is. You have to love it when politicians feel the same pressure to get things done that the rest of us do on a regular basis.

The division among Democrats is complicating negotiations, as lawmakers in both parties face intense pressure — and a two-week time crunch — to show progress on government funding, immigration and a raft of other issues that have resulted in the government operating on stopgap spending bills since September.

So, at least some Democrats are willing to “throw the Dreamers under the bus” in order to deal with other priorities.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), another member of Democratic leadership, said that although she would prefer a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants be part of budget negotiations, the agreement reached with McConnell could make that impossible.

The Kentucky Republican has said the Senate would turn to an immigration bill only if the government is still funded, and few Democrats seem to want another shutdown.

If immigrants, legal or otherwise, are convinced that the Democrats are their champions… If they think Democrats are supporters on whom they can rely… They are about to get one heck of a lesson in power politics.

Source: Politico

Obama’s Criminal Scandal Erupts After Attorney Opens Barack’s Closet Of Skeletons

My, what a tangled web we are unraveling.

 

While Trump is being slandered over a bogus Mueller probe, we learn more and more about the former Obama administration. Namely, that they were a bunch of criminals.

For a while now, we’ve known that Hillary’s email investigation was a joke. Higher ups, like Comey and Lynch, were politically motivated to let Hillary off. Keep in mind, she was guilty of transmitting classified documents on a private, nonsecure, server. That’s a serious offense, a violation of national security.

But it was swept under the rug because Democrats wanted her to win the 2016 election. Now news is breaking that the person who decided to put the kibosh on the investigation was none other than President Barack Obama.

And he lied and lied and lied to cover up what he did.

From Daily Wire:

A new analysis from former assistant U.S. attorney Andy McCarthy thoroughly explains how former President Barack Obama made sure that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not indicted in the criminal investigation into her use of a private email server.

In his most recent column, National Review’s McCarthy argues that the decision not to indict Clinton was Obama’s call — not the FBI’s and not the Department of Justice’s — as Obama used a pseudonymous email account to communicate with Clinton on her non-secure email account…

Two days after The New York Times broke the scandal about Clinton in March 2015, John Podesta — who was an advisor to the president and head of Clinton’s campaign — emailed Clinton confidant and top State Department aide Cheryl Mills to tell her that the email exchanges between Obama and Clinton should not be disclosed, but “held” because of executive privilege.

Three days after Podesta’s email, Obama lied on national television during an interview with CBS about the email scandal, saying that he learned about it “the same time everybody else learned it through news reports…”

Obama had his email communications with Clinton sealed. He did this by invoking a dubious presidential-records privilege. The White House insisted that the matter had nothing to do with the contents of the emails, of course; rather, it was intended to vindicate the principle of confidentiality in presidential communications with close advisers.

Um, why isn’t there an investigation into all of this? We have a sitting president getting smeared over rumors. Meanwhile Obama, Clinton, Lynch, and Comey violated our laws. They get off scot free?

It’s clear there were major violations of justice and law. The Democrats covered up Hillary’s crimes, abusing their power and authority. Obama twisted the authority of the White House to protect Clinton, simply so this investigation didn’t sour her chances during the election.

That’s a massive abuse. It means Obama did whatever he wanted, regardless of the law. The idea of fairness, justice for all, and democracy didn’t matter. All that mattered to him and his allies was winning. The role of the American people was to be mindless sheep who did what they said.

Now do you see why we need indictments? This corruption cannot be ignored. These people must be held accountable for their crimes.

But I won’t hold my breath waiting.

Source: Daily Wire

 

Trey Gowdy Just Explained Why Adam Schiff Is So Scared of The Memo’s Release [Video]

Elder Patriot -Adam Schiff relentlessly rushed to any cameras that he saw to accuse Donald Trump of “colluding” with Russia from the time Trump was a candidate until last week.  When he had a particularly juicy but unsubstantiated smear he leaked it instead.

Unfortunately for Schiff, Robert Mueller has failed to find even a sliver of evidence to support Schiff’s yearlong jihad of phony innuendos against Trump. 

And now that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has significant evidence that the Obama administration had defrauded a FISA court, illegally spied on political opponents, and tanked the email case again Hillary Clinton, Schiff is in full panic mode.

Gowdy visited with Fox and Friends earlier today.  He was asked about the memo and why Schiff, who as the ranking Democrat on the committee speaks for his fellow Dems, seems so desperate that the memo be kept in house.

“My Democratic colleagues didn’t want us to find this information, they did everything they could to keep us from finding this information.

“I think it will be embarrassing for Adam Schiff once people realize the extent to which he went to keep them from learning any of this.

“I mean going to court to help Fusion GPS so we can’t find out that they paid for the dossier and that they were working for the DNC. That’s a pretty big step to go to court to try to keep the American people from learning something. So look, if it were up to Adam Schiff, you wouldn’t know about Hillary Clinton’s email, you wouldn’t know about the server, you wouldn’t have known who paid for the dossier, so I find it ironic that he has his own memo now because if it were up to him, we wouldn’t know any of it.”

The mainstream media matrix immediately began attacking HPSCI Chairman, Devin Nunes, accusing him of being a Russian operative as though that would somehow make the evidence in the memo disappear.

Twitter lit up with criticism over the mainstream media’s hypocrisy:

Schiff isn’t the only Democrat on the HPSCI who should be worried. 

Another California Democrat, Eric Swalwell had given the Awan brothers unfettered access to the House computer system including to Top-Secret and classified information.  Some of that information wound up in Pakistani hands around the time that one of our SEAL teams was ambushed and an American hero William “Ryan” Owens was killed.

The fact that not a single Democrat wants to know more is extremely troubling.  It raises questions as to exactly whom do the Democrats represent?  This is not hyperbole.  It’s time to ask the question, if a party were intent on destroying the institutions and societal fabric that once served to make this country great, how would their platform differ from the Dems’?

Schiff isn’t the only Democrat on the HPSCI who should be worried. 

Another California Democrat, Eric Swalwell had given the Awan brothers unfettered access to the House computer system including to Top-Secret and classified information.  Some of that information wound up in Pakistani hands around the time that one of our SEAL teams was ambushed and an American hero William “Ryan” Owens was killed.

The fact that not a single Democrat wants to know more is extremely troubling.  It raises questions as to exactly whom do the Democrats represent?  This is not hyperbole.  It’s time to ask the question, if a party were intent on destroying the institutions and societal fabric that once served to make this country great, how would their platform differ from the Dems’?

 

Though The Memo Is Still Classified, Trey Gowdy Just Let Slip A Few Huge Hints Of The Secrets It Holds [Video]

AJR| Within the last several days we’ve witnessed a more aggressive Republican Party coalescing around the White House, as one revelation after another regarding the unprecedented collusion of rogue FBI agents along with former heads of both the Justice Department and the FBI integrating their efforts and attempting to bring down a duly elected president.

One of those Republicans leading the charge is 53-year old Trey Gowdy, the congressmen from South Carolina’s 4th congressional district.

However Gowdy isn’t simply another politician, more importantly, he’s a constitutional scholar, an attorney and a former prosecutor and a former assistant United States Attorney moreover chaired the United States House Select Committee on events surrounding the terrorist attack in Benghazi.

Now the congressman from the 4th congressional district in South Carolina has just released his concerns regarding the bombshell information from the FISA secret memo and the people’s right to know, and it’s explosive!

“We need to know a couple of things. Number one we need to know how the world’s premier law enforcement agency managed to lose five months worth of texts. And what is also troubling in the text we do have they’re discussing how to avoid texts being captured and secured. So what is missing is important but also what is there is important,”

“It is manifest bias not just against Trump, but against his kids, against his business interests. There is a text where they hope the Trump Hotel fails. That is a level of bias that you rarely see and you never see from law enforcement officers,”

“What is also troubling to me is this text that Johnny Ratcliffe found last night about this secret society. Now, I have no clue what that means because it was not the phraseology I used. But it’s the day after the election and it’s the same two people that were discussing a little bit later in the text the damage they had done with the Clinton investigation and how they could, quote, fix it and make it right. That is a level of bias that is stunning among law enforcement officers.

With Hours Until SOTU, We Now Know The Real Reason Why So Many Dems Are Skipping It

Here We Go …
Digital Political News Reports: Before the State of the Union Address, there’s a very key question the Democrats must answer: do they believe in the rule of law? Let’s stop allowing the Democrats to deflect with the unconstitutional executive action called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The real issue is whether or not the progressive socialist left embraces the concept of American sovereignty, our Constitution, or even our national security. And there’s clear evidence they do not. It’s not just a rejection of Trump. It’s a rejection of our nation and those they are elected to serve.

As reported by Terence Jeffrey at CNS News, “ Law enforcement agencies in approximately 675 jurisdictions around the United States declined to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “detainer” requests and hand over to ICE removable aliens whom those jurisdictions had arrested for violating local laws, according to the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security. 

According to the IG, this lack of cooperation from local law enforcement agencies has hindered ICE’s efforts to identify known or suspected foreign terrorists, who are inside the United States. On Jan. 5, 2018, the IG issued a report–“ICE Faces Challenges to Screen Aliens Who May Be Known or Suspected Terrorists”—that discussed the issue. “ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) faces challenges in implementing the Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounter Protocol (KSTEP) screening process, which is used to identify aliens who may be known or suspected terrorists,” the report said. “Some local law enforcement agencies will not honor ICE immigration detainer requests, which further impacts ERO’s ability to take criminal aliens into its custody and apply KSTEP to identify possible terrorist connections,” this section said. 

“To bring these aliens into custody, ICE files detainers with the applicable law enforcement agency requesting to detain them upon their release,” it said.

“ Based on source data provided by ERO’s Law Enforcement Systems and Analysis unit, we determined that approximately 675 jurisdictions nationwide declined to honor more than 29,269 ICE immigration detainers from January 2014 through May 2017,” the report said.

“When a state or local law enforcement agency declines to transfer custody of a removable criminal alien to ICE, the released alien may put the public and ERO personnel at risk and requires significantly more resources to bring the individual into ICE custody,” the IG report said.

ICE issues a “detainer” to a law enforcement agency only when an alien has been arrested by that agency and ICE has probable cause to believe the alien is removable from this country.”

This report from the DHS IG is very disconcerting, but also very damning of the leftist policy of “sanctuary” cities and states. It’s not just that these liberal progressive mayors and governors shielding criminal illegal immigrants, but also potential Islamic jihadists who’ve entered our country illegally. In this current debate about illegal immigration, if the left is unwilling to end this insidious and dangerous policy, do they actually believe in the security of these United States of America, or is their ideological agenda more important? I think we can easily answer that question, and their liberal progressive media accomplices are enabling their desired ends. You can be sure this report will NEVER make the headlines of the NY Times, Washington Post, or be featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, or PBS.

And again, the omission of the news is just as damaging to the future of this nation.

President Trump would be well served to point this DHS IG report out during his SOTU address. And he should further name some of these 675 jurisdictions, the top ten major populations centers. We cannot exist as a Constitutional Republic with 675 jurisdictions where the rule of law is dismissed over a partisan political ideological agenda.

>Maybe folks of the leftist persuasion will read this and say, hey, West, it’s only 29,269 detainers that weren’t adhered to. Let me remind y’all of something — 19 illegal iIslamic jihadists executed the attacks of 9-11. Two Islamic jihadists each executed the attacks of San Bernardino and Boston. Only one Islamic jihadist was needed to execute the recent attacks in New York City, Ft. Hood Texas, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. And in many of these cases, these were folks we knew were here.