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VIDEO: Freedom Rally at California’s State Capitol

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 12:43 pm | Randy Thomasson
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You’ve got to see the Biden-Harris-Sanders agenda

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 11:18 am | Randy Thomasson

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You’re familiar with President Donald Trump’s public policies, but what would the Democrats give you — or do to you — if they seize the White House this election?

Well, Joe Biden and his friends have put it in writing. In May, Biden and socialist independent Bernie Sanders assembled teams of liberals to hammer out what a Biden Administration would believe and stand for. It was an aggressive “progressive wish list,” with Sanders’ people leading the way.

Then, in early July, a 110-page “Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations” was posted on the Biden for President website.

Joe Biden said he liked it. Yet Bernie Sanders had to like it even more, because it demonstrated he had made Biden into the most leftist Democrat nominee for U.S. president ever.

Said Biden in a July 8, 2020 statement, “I commend the Task Forces for their service and helping build a bold, transformative platform for our party and for our country. And I am deeply grateful to Senator Sanders for working together to unite our party, and deliver real, lasting change for generations to come.”

Get it? Biden and Sanders (and Kamala Harris) want to “build a bold, transformative plaform,” meaning radical and revolutionary. New York Post columnist Miranda Devine, in her piece, “Beware the Biden-Sanders radical lefty manifesto,” opined:

Joe Biden signed the death warrant for his campaign last week, even if he doesn’t know it. The joint manifesto he released with Bernie Sanders is 110 pages of radical far-left policies — from a job-killing $2 trillion climate agenda to eliminating cash bail and dismantling border protection.

It betrays the working-class voters Biden claims to represent and destroys any pretense that he is a “moderate.” As Sanders has boasted, Biden would be “the most progressive president since FDR.”

Well-meaning people might stick their fingers in their ears and vote for Biden out of nostalgia for a Democratic Party that no longer exists or out of exhaustion at the relentless anti-Trump barrage.

But with his “Unity Task Forces” document, Biden has proven only that he is an empty husk. Old Joe, who was for police and working people and law and order, is long gone. His body is there but, like his party, it has been invaded by the socialist left.

True-blue constitutional scholar/author/radio host Mark Levin explained the specifics of the Biden-Sanders ‘manifesto’ August 20 with Sean Hannity on FNC). It’s worth watching.

Here’s a transcript of the best parts of the interview:

LEVIN: All right. Let me — let me — let me — let me jump in here. You see this, Sean, you know what this is, it’s the akin to the communist manifesto. This is the Bernie Sanders-Biden manifest. They put this out.

Nobody’s discussing it. No newsroom has actually read it. It’s not discussed at the Democratic Convention. And by the way, liberty is not discussed, electricians aren’t discussed, plumbers aren’t — it’s just a big hate-fest.

But I want to go through this very briefly, because that’s all the time I have anyway. I want people to know what’s in these documents, 110 pages long, how they’re going to destroy your country.

They want to retrofit millions of American homes and buildings to prevent carbon dioxide emissions in use. What’s carbon dioxide? Well, if you’re in third grade and taking a science class, it’s what you exhale and then plants use it to create oxygen. That’s third grade stuff.

Encourage more publicly owned municipal broadband networks, expand public and private care-giving jobs in health care, child care, elder care, and they want them unionized and they want them to have benefits and imposed by the federal government.

Create a postal banking system to expand banking access for low-income families funded by us, forge a new social and economic contract — whatever the hell that is. Bail out states and cities, $15 nationwide minimum wage, massive expansion of public sector unions, elimination of right-to-work laws in states.

This is their proposal. Domestic workers Bill of Rights and the Power Act, further federal guarantees to public sector unions, guaranteed pay sick leave, guaranteed family leave, massive redistribution of wealth through taxation, federal government will provide affordable housing, federal homeowners and renters bill of rights, federal involvement and local zoning decisions and neighborhood economic and racial diversity aimed at the suburbs, retool assembly lines for zero emissions vehicles.

Bye, Detroit.

All 500,000 school buses in America transition to zero emission vehicles within years, massive expansion of public transportation, massive regulation of fossil fuels leading to brownouts and blackouts. You can see in California right now. In other words, they want to end natural gas coal and oil.

Health care, a public options plan administered by Medicare. They’re going to destroy Medicare. The age rule of Medicare will be lowered from 65 to 60, it can’t handle it.

Price controls, taxpayer funding of all abortions, gun control and confiscation treated as a public health issue by the CDC. They call health care equity, whatever that means.

Climate, national goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions for all new buildings by 2030. By the way, you know what greenhouse gas emissions are? You ever drive by the road and you see a greenhouse in the winter and flowers are growing and tomatoes are growing? It’s called the atmosphere.

In an attempt to create a 100 percent clean building sector, you can see how they’re going to demolish our economy, destroy our smokestack industries, commit to eliminating carbon pollution.

Carbon dioxide is not pollution. We don’t get oxygen but for giving carbon dioxide to plants, from power plants by 2035 through new technology and neutral standards for clean energy and energy efficiency.

They want to install 500 million solar panels, 60,000 made in America wind turbines, you’ll never get any sleep. Commit that all jobs in clean energy economy will be unionized, pursue environmental and climate justice, I have no idea what that means. I’m not done.

Create a federal civilian corps of unarmed, first responders, social workers, EMTs to go to non-violent emergencies, how do you know emergencies nonviolent until you get there? Reduce the militarization of police — yeah, we have all these tanks that the police forces are using.

And the use of private prisons and detention centers, including for immigrant related offenses. Prevent desperate disciplinary treatment of children of color in school and educational settings, federal standards for training and use of force for local law enforcement, lower the standard for prosecuting law enforcement officials and expand prosecutions of law enforcement officials.

This is in the Biden Sanders manifesto: eliminate imprisonment for failing to pay fines and fees, appoint leftists to the federal courts , appoint leftists to prosecutorial positions. Man, I better not be running out of time.

Reduce pre-trial detention, abolish the federal death penalty retroactive reduced sentence — retroactive reduced sentences. All — all but in solitary confinement, abolish prison labor, ensure housing for formerly incarcerated individuals.

What else? Let me just hit immigration quickly. Extend Affordable Care Act benefits, in other words government-paid health care to Dreamers, immigrants with temporary legal status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. In other words, government paid for by you health care for illegal aliens. Gee, that won’t cause a rush on the border.

Support legislation to treat the spouses and children of green cardholders as immediate relatives. So massively expand chain migration. Boy, they must be looking out for union workers and blue-collar workers in the battlefields — battleground states.

Waivers to the permanent bars that keep families separated support — all right, enough.

Here’s the bottom line: any one of these proposals by this crazy left-wing party — that’s what it is now, it’s been taken over by the hardcore Marxist left — any one of these proposals will adversely harm the workers in this country, the families in this country and the communities in this country.

It’s 110 pages long. For all of the talk they do covering the Democrat convention, for all the yammering about who gave a good speech, or that was really great, notice how our newsrooms don’t discuss the substance of what the Democratic Party is running on.

If they win in November 3rd, everything about your country is going to change for the worse. America will not look like America again. We tried these failed experiments throughout Europe. We’ve tried them throughout the third world. You get poverty, you get dislocation, you get massive inequality, you get a police state. That’s what they stand for. That’s it.

HANNITY: I have another minute for you. I was totally — you know, I gave you extra time.

LEVIN: Well, then let me take it up. I got another minute.

HANNITY: Of course you do.

LEVIN: First of all, hold on now, there’s 320 million Americans, about 18 million Americans are watching this. So, the vast majority are — honestly, Sean, I’m watching clips. Who the hell can sit there after dinner and watch this and keep the food in their stomach? Perfectly honest.

And look at the analysis. Oh, Obama, that (ph) speech. Oh, Michelle Obama’s speech was great! This is the nature of the media today, lacks substance.

This 110-page document has been sitting out there. We got superficial reviews of it. People need to understand. They are going to destroy blue collar jobs. They are going to destroy the assembly lines in this country.

And I’ll add this. The Biden-Harris-Sanders manifesto is messing with Creator God’s design of humans, sex, and family. On page 83, the Biden-Harris-Sanders manifesto perverts private schools and ban parental choice in education (no tax credits, no vouchers):

“Prohibit the disbursement of federal funds to organizations or providers that discriminate based on race, sex, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or immigration status.”

“Oppose any and all voucher and neo-voucher programs such as Education based on race, sex, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or immigration status.”

And made-up “genders,” mentioned as “LGBTQ+,” are throughout the document.

So there you have it — some of the best voter information you can get on what Joe Biden and Kamala Harris stand for. Because no one should vote in the dark.

“How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin.
And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”
Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president (1981-1989)

The ruling Democrats’ thieving, deceitful tax hike scheme

Monday, August 3, 2020, 10:10 am | Randy Thomasson
“Can’t you cut the waste instead?”

They’ve already hurt you, and intend to hurt you more.

You already know California state government has made you poorer. But did you know that the California Legislature has been virtually controlled by Democrats for the last 60 years? And that Democrats control three-quarters of both the State Assembly and State Senate?

This year, your Democrat-controlled state government is destroying small businesses and family livelihoods with their extremely harmful lockdown. And now, they’re coming in for the kill with AB 1253 to directly raise income taxes without a vote of the people.

As a native Californian, I can’t remember anything like this. But the over-confident, thieving Democrat politicians are drunk with power. That’s why they’re daring to massively raise taxes by government fiat, not letting the voters decide, and doing this damage the same year that state government has financially injured Californians, and in an election year too.

AB 1253 would massively raise taxes on the rich, as if California taxes punishing success weren’t already too high. As California Political Review explains:

AB 1253 would add Revenue and Taxation Code Section 17044 to create three new tax rates for amounts of income above specified thresholds. As a tax levy, it would take effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature and chaptering by the Secretary of State. The bill would apply retroactively to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2020. As a tax increase measure, it would require a 2/3 vote of both houses of the Legislature pursuant to Article XIIIA, Section 3 of the California Constitution.

Specifically, AB 1253 would add a new section to the Revenue and Taxation Code to provide the following three higher tax rates (in addition to the existing ones):

A 1% tax on income above $1 million, but not over $2 million
A 3% tax on income over $2 million, but not over $5 million
A 3.5% tax on income over $5 million

This would make the state with the highest income taxes even more infamous about taking money from the responsible to give to the irresponsible.

Under AB 1253, the most successful earners would see their state income tax rate jump from 13.3% to 16.8%. Making things worse, this tax would be retroactive to January 2020!

Now before you breathe a sigh of relief and think, “I’m glad my taxes won’t go up — this is only a tax on the rich,” think again. Because the power to tax is the power to destroy. Taxing one group always has intended consequences, hurting other people too.

Here are four ways AB 1253’s huge new tax on the rich would hurt everybody:

  1. Million-dollar earners will move out of state. We’ve seen this before and we’ll see it again. The wealthy already have the highest mobility in society with the greatest number of options of where to live. Expect to see an exodus of wealthy Californians, even if only to the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. That means the ruling Democrats will be more likely to raise taxes on lower earners instead. Because water always finds its way to the lowest level, doesn’t it? 
  2. In turn, you’ll experience inflation. Million-dollar earners that stay in California are smart enough not to lose money. So, because most of them own businesses, they’ll look for more ways to get more money from their customers. This means higher prices for us all. Ready to suffer more? 
  3. It’ll be easier for the ruling Democrats to directly raise taxes on you later. By accepting a huge tax hike on one “class” of Californians, then by reelecting the tax-hikers, we’re telling them we accept regular tax increases as “normal.” This will throw gasoline on the fire for more sales tax hikes, car tax hikes, and income tax hikes creeping into more tax brackets. Remember, to be a good Democrat politician today, you have to think other people’s money is yours. AB 1253 is training them to do that ever so much more so to you and your family. 
  4. AB 1253’s huge tax hike hides all the wasteful spending. Not once will the ruling Democrats say publicly there’s any waste to slash. They won’t admit there’s a mountain of waste, fraud, and abuse throughout California state government. Making it easy for them to deceive and hide waste is 60+ years of Democrats controlling the State Legislature, and no independent, out-of-state, Texas-style audit. And this year, in the midst of the destructive lockdown of Gavin Newsom and the Democrats, government workers continue to be paid, and government pensions continue to rise. AB 1253 is the equivalent of a bad employee — who’s been hurting your customers, wasting your resources, and not caring to do his job — coming to you and demanding a raise. Don’t give the ruling Democrats a raise — fire them!

    TAKE ACTION NOW: Please contact your own state assemblymember and state senator, as well as Governor Gavin Newsom. Tell them, “Oppose AB 1253. No new taxes!” Enter your voter registration address here to reveal the websites of your state assemblymember and state senator. Click their links to see the telephone numbers and web contact forms for each. To contact Governor Newsom, click here.

    “The power to tax is the power to destroy.”
    From the words of Daniel Webster and John Marshall in 1819