One can barely hear oneself think amid the din that erupted following President Trump’s firing of FBI Director Comey. Democrats (including Hillary) have been claiming for months that he cost Clinton the election and should have been fired. Now, however, they consider him to be a martyr to the constitution and his termination to be “a constitutional crisis.”
But other important things are happening and in two weeks Washington will move on to the next “scandal” and continue to fail to do what it is they are paid (and/or elected) to do.
Fake news of the day:
Fake news abounds. For example a report was widely promulgated that, “Days before he was fired, James Comey, former FBI director, asked the Justice Department for a significant increase in resources for the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election.” The DOJ responded saying “None of this happened. The entire story is a fabrication.” The New York Times editors actually had the temerity to ask whether, “the presidency was effectively stolen by a hostile foreign power.”
Obamacare on the brink:
The real “non-fake” news from yesterday was that Aetna, America’s 4th largest healthcare insurance provider, pulled out of Obamacare. You can bet no Democrat wanted to talk about that. The insurance giant sustained $700 million in losses in a mere two years and estimates it will lose $200 million in 2017. Before Obamacare’s insurance provisions were enforced, there were 395 insurers selling plans in the individual markets. By 2017, 45 percent had dropped out. Add to this fact – 6.5 million Americans would rather pay the Obamacare penalties than buy insurance through its failed exchanges.
The UN is a USA taxpayer money pit.
The USA pays 28.5% of the costs of UN Peacekeepers. This is more than 185 other U.N. member states combined and more than all of the other permanent members of the Security Council combined. Even Bill Clinton agreed the US was being screwed by the UN when it came to paying for peacekeepers – and this is a man who understands the concept!
Further, UN peacekeepers have had their “problems” shall we kindly say. The “peacekeeping mission” to Somalia is a great example. Not only is Somalia “not at peace” it is difficult to call it a country with a straight face. Then, who can forget Rwanda. The UN had an “Assistance Mission” for Rwanda in 1994, which knew about the impending genocide, but its peacekeepers to stop the murderous rampage of the Hutus who killed almost a million members of the Tutsi minority.
UN peacekeepers were accused of paying women and young girls they were supposed to be protecting for sex, and sometimes raping them (Democratic Republic of Congo in 2005). Similar allegations were reported in Cambodia, Bosnia and Haiti.
We are working for “safe zones” in Syria. Good luck with that if UN Peacekeepers are in charge. More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men were murdered at the hands of Serb forces in Srebrenica in 1995 – that town was a UN Peacekeeping “safe zone.”
And we get to pay for all this nonsense. Big government is bad government. It’s axiomatic.