While the Trump administration has been busy trying to justify placing so-called Black extremist groups at the top of the FBI's most dangerous terrorists list, the real terrorists in America are exposing themselves every day.
In West Virginia, a group of correctional cadets gave the Nazi salute while posing for a class photo.
NBC News reports the Nazi salute began two to three weeks into training as one that the cadets have described as a "sign of respect" for an individual identified as "Instructor Byrd."
Instructor Byrd told investigators she was unaware of the “historical or racial implications of the gesture” stating that it was just a greeting.
"As I said from the beginning, I condemn the photo of Basic Training Class 18 in the strongest possible terms," Governor Jim Justice said in a statement.
"This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated on my watch in any agency of state government."
BBC reports the cadets have been fired.
What's important to point out is how embolden racists have become over the past few years. Some may think that the Nazi salutes mean nothing in the grand scheme of things but the fact that Trump is openly calling for a civil war makes this a dangerous situation.
The Washington Examiner is making a bold claim which may have some validity.
In a post by the Washington Examiner, President Trump is supposedly polling better than any other Republican has polled.
Both Emerson Polling and Rasmussen Reports have it at about 34%, a stunning number. - Washington Examiner
If these poll numbers are correct then this would all but assure that Trump will be
re-elected. The Examiner sites low black unemployment as one of the reasons Trump may be doing so well with Black people.
The Examiner also states that a new Zogby Analytics survey found that African American support is at the “highest levels of the year,”
“Not surprisingly, all African Americans do not hate Trump!” pollster Jonathan Zogby said
I personally don't trust these polls. As a Black man, I have yet to meet Black people that favor Trump or would even admit considering voting for Trump.
However, that doesn't mean there aren't some Black people that are keeping their support for Trump quiet.
Most trusted polls show the Black community is in favor of former VP Joe Biden. This has been steady from the moment Biden announced he would run for President. Much of Biden's support from Black people come from his being connected to Obama for eight-years.
I would say that polls claiming that Trump has a favorable rating amongst African Americans is just wishful thinking but you never know.
President Trump criticized Iran in a speech at the United Nations general assembly. The war of words began from there as Irani President Hassan fired back with criticism of the U.S calling the U.S the main instigator of terrorism in the middle east.
"Today, America, unfortunately, is the supporter of terrorism in our region, and wherever America has gone, terrorism has expanded in the wake," Rouhani told Fox News's Chris Wallace.
"The country that is present and flying over the air space of and bombarding the soil of the country of Syria without permission of the government is the
United States of America," Rouhani explained to Wallace.
President Rouhani mildly called out the U.S for being too involved with the Middle East way too much. I would take it step it a step further and say the U.S sees the Middle East as a warzone. Whether it's George W. Bush starting two unjust wars or Mr. Warhawk himself "John Bolton" trying to create conflict with Iran, the U.S is the last place in the world that can call another country a terrorist nation.
Iranian leader, Mohammad Javad Zarif is denying Irans involvment in the attacks over the weekend on Saudi oil facilities.
"I make a very serious statement about defending our country. I am making a very serious statement that we don't want to engage in a military confrontation," said Zarif. He added that a military response based on "deception" about the weekend attacks would cause "a lot of casualties."
Trump has stated that he is not willing to sit down and talk with Irani leaders. Oddly enough, Trump was willing however, to talk with Al-Queda. It seems as if Trump was only playing politics back when he said did not want to start a war with Iran.
Former National Security Advisor, John Bolton, a known war-hawk and advocate for war with Iran has been relieved of his duties which caused a lot of people to breathe a sigh of relief. However, even without Bolton, Trump still seems to be heading down the path of war.
Irani President, Hassan Rouhani said Iran was willing to "extend the hand of friendship and brotherhood" to Persian Gulf nations and was "even ready to forgive their past mistakes."
"Those who want to link the region's incidents to the Islamic Republic of Iran are lying like their past lies that have been revealed," the president said. "If they are truthful and really seek security in the region, they must not send weapons, fighter jets, bombs and dangerous arms to the region."
I would never say that Iran is innocent but I will say this, Trump has been willing to meet with Kim Jung Un but for some reason not Iran. Trump has made the claim that Iran is not ready to talk, a claim that I do not believe to be true. Though Trump has not openly called for war, his actions and unwillingness to speak with Irani leaders sends a clear message that a war with Iran is still in play.
Kamala Harris has been exposed for her record as a prosecutor in the state of California. Her record has been her biggest hurdle since she announced she was running President. The Black community has held her accountable for her record to the point where her message has fallen on deaf ears.
On the debate stage, moderator Linsey Davis addressed the elephant in the room.
Davis called out Harris for opposing the legalization of marijuana and then changing her mind after putting her bid in for President. The big one for me was Linsey Davis called Kamala Harris out for opposing outside investigations of police shootings.
In a time when police departments all across the country have been exposed as being corrupt, outside investigations are the only solutions to even having a chance at exposing the illegal activities within law enforcement. I would argue that at this point someone needs to police the police.
Kamala Harris has locked so many black men for possession of marijuana and their lives have been ruined. Once you have a criminal record, it stays with you. What's even worse is being incarcerated under false pretense because of a crooked police officer. Outside investigations into police shootings is a no brainer. I don't know what Harris was thinking at the time when she opposed it but it has come back to haunt her.
I have not agreed with much of anything Trump has done so far as President but this one thing he got right, on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, President Trump fired the warhawk himself, John Bolton.
Bolton was appointed National Security Adviser back in 2017 but like most of Trumps hires he was fired after just 2 years. Actually, nobody knows if Bolton was fired or if just resigned. Either way, it needed to happen.
There is speculation that Bolton leaked information about internal affairs. The Trump administration has a no snitching policy and has had one from the beginning. Trump has always been weary of insiders spilling the goods on him.
Senator Lindsey Graham chimed in on the release of John Bolton:
“I like John Bolton. I thought he did a good job, I shared his worldview, however, I think the trust was lost—there’s a view that the leaking allegation is pretty sensitive to the president.”
It was a few months ago when every week there was a new story about Iran. There seemed that an eventual war with Iran was evident. Bolton has been beating the war drum for years openly calling for war with Iran as if it was just something to do. When Trump hired Bolton as National Security Adviser back in 2017, it worried a lot of people who feared it would turn into Iraqi freedom part 2.
Rumor has it, Trump and Bolton were not seeing eye to eye when it came to Iran. Trump openly stated he did not want to start a war with Iran and I'm sure Bolton had to have been greatly disappointed.
Of course, we know Bolton was only looking to profit from another war much like Bush and Chaney did 2002.
According to the Daily Beast, John Bolton was not happy about Trump inviting leaders of the Taliban to Camp David for a formal meeting. The invitation to the Taliban may just have been the final straw.
Finally, my last entry may be a big problem for Trump. According to multiple sources, John Bolton is preparing to write a book about his time as a NSA and it may be released in the final weeks of the 2020 election.
Jim Carey is on the hitlist for right-wing websites. Carey put a target on his back when he sent a tweet scolding Mitch McConnell.
“10,000 gun deaths in 2019 and the year is far from over. What Osama bin Laden did to us was terrible but he doesn’t hold a candle to Mitch McConnell.” - Jim Carey
With so many people in Kentucky mad at Mitch for his mishandling of the coal miners black lung fund, you would think Mitch would not have as support as he does. However, after Jim Carey sent out that blistering tweet, a right-wing news site "Front Page Mag" ripped into Jim Carey and deemed him untrustworthy and pretty much-rejected the idea of Carey having an opinion. Of course, the site made it a left-wing issue.
The Front Page Mag editor went on an epic rant defending Moscow Mitch's record, attempting to debunk the history of gun violence in America and blamed liberal media for bringing awareness to the violent nature of white supremacist groups.
What gets me is right-wing blogs are always calling liberals snowflakes and cry about media censorship. Often these bloggers are the most disrespectful writers who constantly talk about locking up Hillary Clinton and hanging Obama.
Yet when it comes to Moscow Mitch, they want lefties to leave him alone. Right-wingers are the real snowflakes. I am not a fan of liberals but conservatives are the bullies that beat people up but when someone punches them in the face they run and cry to their mommy.
So what if Jim Carey compared Mitch McConnell to Osama Bin Laden, it's no different from what conservatives have said about Obama and every other so-called liberal.
As we all remember, the infamous building 7 was never struck by a plane but yet the building fell to the ground, demolition style. Building 7 has been a topic of discussion for many conspiracy theorists and 9/11 skeptics and rightfully so. There is even rumored to have been secret information that needed to be destroyed inside of building 7. One conspiracy site makes the claim that building 7 was the command center for the 9/11 operation. http://www.911hardfacts.com/report_07.htm
A new study conducted by 9/11 Truth researchers believe they have proof that World Trade Center building 7 did not collapse because of an uncontrollable fire.
Dr. Leroy Hulsey, a civil engineering professor at UAF, led the 4-year study which according to his report disagrees with the NIST report which claimed debris from the north tower caused the fires to ignite in WTC 7.
"The primary and backup water supply to the sprinkler systems for the lower floors relied on the city's water supply, whose lines were damaged by the collapse of WTC 1 and WTC 2," a fact-sheet on the NIST investigation said. "These uncontrolled lower-floor fires eventually spread to the northeast part of WTC 7, where the building's collapse began."
Dr. Leroy Husley also released a statement:
"We virtually simulated the building and we looked at that analysis and we also virtually simulated what they did, we couldn't get it to do what they did," Hulsey said.
Interestingly, the new report by the UAF has made little to no headlines and has been buried only to be revealed b certain conspiracy websites. I find this to be odd because for weeks the media has replayed the speech that former Daily Show host John Stewart made, slamming Congress for not acting fast enough to protect the funding of 9/11 victims.
I called it! Biden may have just confirmed my sneaky suspicion. I knew when Kamala Harris called him out for being on the wrong side of the bussing issue back in the 70s, Biden would most likely pick a minority for his VP to win over whatever Black voters he may have lost.
This is just a personal opinion of mine but I believe Biden will pick Corey Booker as his VP. It just makes sense when you think about it. Booker is popular but not so popular that he would overshadow Biden.
Some people think he may pick Kamala Harris but I don't see them getting along and plus to reiterate my point I made earlier, Kamala would overshadow him. Plus to Kamala Harris has too much baggage. She is not popular in the Black community due to her horrible record as AG in California.
According to The Washington Post, Biden spoke about who he would pick for VP.
“Whomever I pick, preferably it will be someone who was of color and/or a different gender, but I’m not making that commitment until I know that the person I’m dealing with I can completely and thoroughly trust as authentic and on the same page [as me].” Biden said.
During the second Democratic Presidential debates, Biden mistakenly called Booker "Mr.President" and they chuckled at the slip-up. I don't think it was a mistake. I believe Biden knew exactly what he was doing and was sowing the seed right there in front of the entire country.
Jeffrey Epstein's death has sparked much controversy and speculation. The biggest rumor is the higher-ups are trying their best to hide the Epsteins connection to some very important people. Although Epstein is dead the case is still very much alive.
According to multiple sources, the FBI is still investigating Jeffrey Epstein and his associates. Here's where things get a little strange, one of the key witnessess in the Jeffrey Epstein case has disappeared.
Not only has this key witness disappeared but this witness has vanished without a trace. It's hard to believe this is even possible, after all, the FBI is involved.
You would think a key witness in a high profile case would not only be protected but certainly watched by the FBI closely.
Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide and somehow managed to do it in prison after being taken off of suicide watch. It sounds to me like a major cover-up is going on here. There are women that are set to testify and reveal some damaging information about some of Epstein's associates. Prince Andrew has already been outed as one of the men tied to Epstein that forced a then underage teen to perform sexual acts on him.
After learning that the key witness, in this case, has disappeared without a trace, I strongly feel these women that are set to testify against Epstein and his associates are now in danger.
This story is unbelievable but true. Two NYPD officers took turns having sex with a teenage girl back in 2017. The girl goes by the alias, "Anna Chambers" accused the officers of taking turns having sex with while she was handcuffed in the back of a police car.
Officers Eddie Martins and Richard Hall could have gone to jail for 25 years but as we all know, cops are almost nearly never arrested for anything ever!
According to "The Sun" - the officers took a plea deal in order to avoid serving time.
After Anna Chambers heard about the ruling, she went on twitter and let the world how she felt about the ruling.
“F*** the justice system lmfaooo s***s a joke.”
This is just another example of the broken justice system and shows the corrupt the police departments are.
There is no way in hell the same people that are supposed to uphold the law and lock up people for breaking the law should be able to continuously break those same laws and not be punished for it.
Prosecutor Eric Gonzalez:
“These defendants engaged in a shocking abuse of power, which they finally acknowledge."
Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis sends a warning to America in an essay that will be followed up by a book he be publishing in the near future.
Mattis warns of the United States occupying an "increasingly lonely position" that "puts us at increasing risk in the world."
As Trump continues to ruin the reputation of America across the world, this warning is just common sense to anyone with a brain but Trump supporters for some reason believe Trump's tactics are a sign of strength. This has further emboldened Trump to act more like a dictator than as the President of the United States.
Mattis suffered the same fate as everyone who served under Trump's administration. He spoke his mind and he was fired for it.
"Using every skill I had learned during my decades as a Marine, I did as well as I could for as long as I could," Mattis writes of his time in the Trump administration. "When my concrete solutions and strategic advice, especially keeping faith with our allies, no longer resonated, it was time to resign, despite the limitless joy I felt serving alongside our troops in defense of our Constitution," Mattis wrote.
Mattis would also point out the division within America itself pointing out the tribalism that continues to be a dangerous trend among citizens.
Although Trump is not to blame for everything, he has definitely has been adding fuel to the fire, invoking a us versus them attitude which is in complete
contrast to the Presidents that proceeded him.
I am not a person that has jumped on the recession is coming bandwagon, however, I can see why some would believe a recession is on its way. Trump still a year left to bankrupt America which is plenty of time to get the recession ball rolling.
One thing I have said since day one is Trump will completely destroy whatever credibility the United States has left with its allies as well as its rivals. How many times has Trump made a threat and backed away from it later? How many deals have and policies has Trump tried to destroy that were in place under the Obama administration? Again there are too many examples to count. Fake news and broken promises have become the everyday practice under the Trump administration. It has come to a point were world leaders don't even take Trump seriously and Trump represents America.
This essay by James Mattis is just confirmation by the former Secretary of Defense.
I got a nice little conspiracy theory for yah and it's not about Qanon this time but I'm sure Qanon would love it. There is theory floating around that Steve Kobs faked his death. Yep, that Steve Jobs, the Apple guy.
Someone took a picture of a man in Egypt and posted it online making the claim that the man in the photo is actually Steve Jobs.
I saw the photo and I actually have to admit the man sort of looks like Steve Jobs. So the theory is Jobs faked his death and is hiding out in Egypt.
In an article posted in the Irish Post, it says conspiracy theorists have already pointed out the man slipped off his shoes when he sat down, which is something that Jobs use to do all of the time.
The photo was originally posted on Redditt and has received a lot of attention. People these days love good conspiracy. Who knows, maybe its true, maybe Steve Jobs faked his death to live a nice quiet life but then you would have ask why and whats the point?
The Trump administration has added another reason to vote Trump out of office in 2020. The administration's proposal to change the food stamp program will likely cut off millions of poor people from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Trump's food stamp proposal may become a scary reality to the people who need it the most. The proposal potentially takes away SNAP from 3.1 million families that depend on it.
Ironically, many of Trumps supporters will be hurt by the proposal as well. It has been reported that the majority of Americans that are receiving government assistance such as food stamps are poor White Americans. Newsweek posted an article back in January of 2018 stating the following, "whites are the biggest beneficiaries when it comes to government safety-net programs like the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, commonly referred to as welfare."
The full article can be seen in the link
It seems as if Trump is making an effort to cut welfare and food stamps, as he continues to attack poor people while giving tax cuts to the wealthy. However, Trump's proposal to change food stamp qualifications has been met with pushback.
According to USA Today, 70 mayors from across the country spoke out against the proposal in a letter sent to the Department Of Agriculture on Wednesday.
"During times of economic downturn, every additional $5 dollars in SNAP benefits generates up to $9 dollars of economic activity, and every $1 billion increase in SNAP benefits results in 8,900 full-time equivalent jobs," the letter said.
The USDA responded by stating that the cuts could help save money. Baltimore Mayor Jack Young was among the 70 Mayors that rejected the new proposal and with good reason. The city of Baltimore could be devastated by the cuts. Approximately, 15,000 people in Baltimore City depend on SNAP.
These proposed cuts could cause children to in low-income communities to go hungry at school.
The USDA is not backing down from their stance claiming the proposal could save billions in taxpayer funds.
With all the talk about an impending recession, no one wants to hear about a trade war with China, no one except the President of the United States. Trump made it clear that the trade wars will not end anytime soon. Despite the recession talks and damn near every economic forecaster saying there are obvious warning signs of a recession Trump has doubled down on his trade war with China, bragging that China has had it's worse year in financially in 24 years.
Trump would tell reporters that China has been ripping America off for far foo long and somebody had to take them on. Trump spoke about himself in a heroic manner as if he was David taking on Goliath. The important part of all of this is Trump feels a 2-month recession is something he willing to allow for the greater good which is bringing down China.
A recession is very tricky and falling into one can be dangerous for many reasons.
To assume that the recession will only last for 2-months gives us all a little bit of a peek inside of the mind of Trump.
As of right now, there is a lot of chitter-chatter about a coming recession. Of course, opinion matters and political affiliation usually determines one's belief in political matters. I have come across websites that have debunked the recession reports, claiming the economy is doing better than ever. Right-wing bloggers are mostly claiming all of the recession talk is just left-wing propaganda and should not be taking seriously. The question is who's data is correct? Who is producing the right information and what is the truth in the matter?
Some bloggers claim the very idea of a recession is a myth and a giant hoax. Their theory is recessions are just a creation of the powers that be. Some make the claim that information on the economy is something that is manipulated by people in power to control the mind set of the average joe and small businessmen. We are change wrote an article about this back in 2014.
I left the below.
Another article worth reading is "Debunking the myth of the great recession" by dailyreckoning.com
Check out the link below.
Assuming the recession is real, it could potentialy sink Trumps ship before the 2020 Presidential debates.
Trump's trade wars have been a political talking point and could very well become Trump's version of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, leading into a recession and possibly something worse. The world has changed its view on American policies on trade and international affairs. Trump has shwon the world that the U.S does not keep it's word and depending on who the President is, the U.S will not always keep it's promises nor honor the agreements that have been made by prior administrations. Who can trust the U.S at this point and why would they?
It is not possible for republicans to ever blame Trump for anything. I remember when Obama first took office, he inherited the Bush recession and Republicans called it Obama's recession.
You may be thinking why am I bringing up Bush and Obama? Well, history repeats itself. Liberals are using the word recession more and more these days and it is hard to tell if it is real or just a scare tactic. Either way, Trump has owned the economy. Trump has taken credit for the so-called economic surge since the day he stepped foot in the white house.
Every President has a legacy they leave behind and at the moment Trump's trade wars have become his legacy.
If the U.S economy actually tanks within the next year, it will be interesting to see who Trump blames this time. I can all but assure you that republicans will somehow blame the next president. Ironically, this possible recession will hurt Trump's base the most. Yet, I cannot see his base admitting it. Will his base even be smart enough to understand what happened to them? Or will history continue to repeat itself?
Since Jeffrey Epstein's sudden suicide, news outlets have been pretty quiet about Iran. All of the tough talk between the U.S and Iran has continued but it has not been a top news story recently. National Security Advisor John Bolton has not stopped talking about Iran even with so many distractions. The U.S has been aggressive towards Iran, even bragging about how the U.S has hurt Iran financially.
Add on top of that the U.S becoming more active militarily and you can see how the Trump administration is trying to bait Iran into attacking U.S forces.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticized the U.S for it's increase in military presence in the strait of Hormuz and called the U.S out for for creating a combustible situation.
"Adding foreign naval fleets in this narrow & crowded tinderbox only increases risk of combustion," Zarif said. "If US wants maritime security, it should stop its destabilizing behavior."
FM. Zarif said in an interview with Al Jazeera, "the best thing the U.S can do for protection of maritime naval navigation is just leave people alone, don't interfere."
Zarif called the U.S actions hostile.
The Trump administration is looking at a possible recession and now more than ever, Trump needs a cover story. He needs something to distract people from his failed politics and his failed economic strategies. War with Iran will not work as a distraction but it will not stop the Trump administration from trying.
Jeffrey Epstein's suicide had the entire internet world going crazy with rumors and conspiracy theories. This is the one time I can't criticize the internet for being conspiracy nuts. In fact, I can argue that the internet is on point this time around.
Epstein's death not only keeps him from spending the rest of his life in jail, but it also helps his associates. For that reason alone, I am almost certain that this a cover-up for the elites who have been linked to Epstein.
According to multiple sources, the FBI investigation into Epsteins pedophilia ring will continue despite his shocking suicide.
Though Epstein himself is dead, his victims and multiple witnesses are still alive to tell their stories. More importantly,
Epstein has a diary full of information that can expose even more these elite pedophiles.
Adding to the conspiracy, President Trump retweeted a post that made the claim that Epstein's death was faked.
Sen. Mark Rubio responded to the retweet
"It's sad (and frightening) to see so many Americans on both sides of partisan unwittingly helping them. Putin has weaponized our polarization," Rubio tweeted.
Sen.Mark Rubio is not the only person lashing out at Trump for the retweet.
According to CBS News, Rachel Cohen, a spokesperson for Sen.Mark Warner, stated... "astonishingly irresponsible for the President to be echoing these charges."
It seems as if everybody that is somebody is weighing in on Jeffrey Epstein's suicide. The news of his death has led to much finger-pointing from both political parties. It is truly amazing to see so many people in positions of power throw each other under the bus in order to save their own careers. My prediction is whatever information is available will be searched out and buried by the powers that be. Too many bigwigs are caught up in this scandal and they have too much to lose.
First off, I don't think for one second that Donald Trump is actually even thinking about making extensive background checks mandatory. Trump made a similar promise after the Parkland High shooting in Florida. Nonetheless, Trump has been under much scrutiny for being insensitive and he has to at least try to come across as being sympathetic.
“There was a great appetite for background checks,” Trump said to reporters on Wednesday.
Conspiracy theorists have already started the "they're coming for our guns" outcry on social media. However, as we all know, the NRA controls the Republican party. There is no way in hell Trump would buck against one of the parties biggest contributors. Common sense is something that many of these conspiracy theorists lack. The NRA turning on Trump would be an automatic loss for Trump in the 2020 election.
According to The Washington Post, NRA Chief executive Wayne Lapierre spoke to Trump and told him that his supporters would not be in favor of a background check bill. The Washington Post also reports advisers to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said he would not bring any gun control legislation without widespread Republican support.
The warning to Trump by the NRA and the comments made by McConnell's advisers only reiterate what I have been telling conspiracy bloggers and podcasters since the El Paso shooting was first reported, there will be no real gun control legislation passed by either party no time soon. It just does not sit well for conservatives in office. Yes, there will be talks about gun control bills but passing the bill will be like committing political suicide for Republicans.
One of the main reasons I have never bothered to monetize my Youtube channel is because Youtube is so sensitive about what is considered violence, or hate speech. A long time ago, I saw the writings on the wall as Youtubers started complaining about being demonitized without justification.
Youtube has pretty much-replaced television in the 21st Century. It is has become a necessary tool for independent media, podcasters, vloggers, etc.
Youtube has the power and with that power comes greed and influence.
Mainstream media has seen a drop in interest due to Youtube being a hub for independent media networks.
People are simply tired of fake news and political bias.
In response, Youtube has critiqued the algorithms, making mainstream media heavily recommended and independent media networks are buried resulting in a decrease of unsubscribed viewership.
This has drastically affected radio shows on Youtube such as the David Pakman Show. David Pakman has made a few videos recently explaining how this has hurt his show financially.
Donald Trump has been promising to bring back jobs to the coal miners and has ignored Democrats who proposed renewable energy-based jobs to replace coal. Republicans have played the “They wanna take your jobs away card!”, however, victims of Black Lung Disease in Kentucky are being ignored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Last week 120 coal miners from Kentucky traveled to Washington, DC to confront Mitch McConnell and pressure him into financing the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, which has been so crucial to these retired coal miners and their families.
You would think that since Republicans always talk about how great coal miners are and since keeping coal miners jobs intact was a big part Donald Trumps 2016 Presidential election campaign, that Mitch McConnell would act fast to keep these coal miners happy but the exact opposite happened. The Coal Miners that came to speak with McConnell said he was “rude”.
George Massey, a coal miner from Kentucky said "We rode up here for 10 hours by bus to get some answers from him because he represents our state. For him to come in for just two minutes was a low-down shame."
Reuters reported, "Coal companies had been required to pay a $1.10 per ton tax on underground coal to finance the federal Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, which supports disabled miners whose employers go bankrupt and can no longer pay out medical benefits. But the amount reverted to the 1977 level of 55 cents [in January] after Congress declined to take action to maintain the rate."
Mitch McConnell blocks election security bill, claiming the President has already done enough to secure the nation's elections. Robert Mueller has stated that Russians are still meddling in the U.S political system and there is a chance Russia may meddle in the 2020 presidential election. McConnell blocking the election security bill has people all across the country outraged, taking to social media to voice their anger and frustrations.
Victor Jarome Morrow