Commentary and Opinion

How long is 30-years..?

DEM 2016 Clinton

DEM 2016 Clinton

Oh…we say that each 10-years that pass along are a decade. So numerically if we were to add three decades together we should arrive at 30-years. A completely different way to look at it would to just look at the various spans — in the years since we are trying to see what 30-years may entail. For the sake of this writing the writer chooses to use normative definitions; whereby, a decade represents a 10-year period of time and a generation is three times that or 30-years.

So let’s try it another way. It anyone is a CBS fan of Survivor, the television show now airing its current competition of generations, in this particular case, it is the Gen X’ers v. The Millennial Generation. There is a substantial difference whereby for television or some rule unbeknownst to me the producers of Survivor have selected to use a different version of the term generation and that is an amount of time that represents 20-years. But again, I choose not to muddy the waters and let’s just leave it at a decade equals a 10-year period of time and a generation equals a 30-year time occurrence.

Having qualified that, someone who was born in the original Millennial generation must be born during the late year of 1986. Therefore, if it was on this day (October 19, 1986) in 1986 then adding 30 years on to that would come out to October 19, 2016, or maybe we should use days. Right then, the total amount of days equals 10,960 days or 263, 016 hours. Decades and generations are inclusive until the “World Time People” (?) make the end of the time and naming a new generation.

I use this measuring data primarily to figure out how many days my loved ones and I have been alive. However, for this exercise, I have decided to use this time measurement pursuant to how long Hillary Rodham Clinton counts as her experience in job-related matters.

Hillary Clinton states that her experience that qualifies her for the office of President has been 30 years in the making. Now this is counting her as being the First Lady or basically the spouse of the sitting president. William Clinton, the 42 President of the US was originally born as William Jefferson Blythe III, then somehow changed to William Jefferson Clinton after his mother married a man named Clinton from Hot Springs, Arkansas and owned a car dealership. Bill Clinton, as he preferred served in a rocky presidency from 1993 until 2001.

Bill Clinton was an alumnus of Georgetown University, where earned a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. Clinton is married to Hillary Clinton, who served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, who was a Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and who is the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 2016.

This forthcoming information is a clear representation of Hillary Clinton’s judgment pursuant to what would be the best for her future in Washington D.C. In 1998, Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for perjury before a grand jury and obstruction of justice during a lawsuit against him, both related to a scandal involving White House (and later Department of Defense) employee Monica Lewinsky. Clinton was acquitted by the U.S. Senate in 1999 and served his complete term of office. The Congressional Budget Office reported a budget surplus between the years 1998 and 2000, the last three years of Clinton’s presidency. In foreign policy, Clinton ordered U.S. military intervention in the Bosnia and Kosovo wars, signed the Iraq Liberation Act in opposition to Saddam Hussein, and participated in the 2000 Camp David Summit to advance the Israeli–Palestinian peace process with of course his private dealings with the Chinese and missile technology whilst in China.

Cut! Let’s get to the commonality of the two. Hillary Rodham Clinton was a typical collegiate activist. However, what many people don’t know or chose to know are about the bouts throughout life that she is documented as having. First and foremost were the many lawsuits and a potential grand jury indictment (which was handed down, yet never executed) regarding her real estate ventures along with the Rose Law Firm. What is apparent from the lawsuits and investors is that she willfully and knowingly absconded with a lot of their money. Shortly thereafter now being the First Lady she somehow avoided being charged in a potential commodities exchange futures contract where she actually bought the contract ($1,000) and just at the height of the market was able to sell that contract for who knows how much? It was about $500,000 in six months.

Being married to the POTUS does indeed have its privileges! Yet, for the sake of this article, there are two instances that could definitely keep someone from being broke upon departure from the White House.

Since Bill Clinton’s impeachment process was just about over, Hillary Clinton used her contacts to get elected to the U.S. Senate. I believe she was running for a seat vacated by a much older man who endorsed her and therefore she won the election. She won the election, albeit, knowing absolutely nothing about being a senator. Suffice it to say that from 2006 until May of 2008 she was actively engaged in her campaign for the president facing Barack Obama. So I ask, how much experience did she actually gain from 2001 until 2006 as a senator? Furthermore, what has she done in this nation during that time?

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As I’m sure you are all aware the list above could continue on and on and on simply looking for some kind of accountability, checks and balances, and separation of powers. I believe that we could define America’s form of government by addressing these three questions. Continued from yesterday’s writing:

IRS-logoThe IG determined it was the IRS’s deliberate intention to withhold information about illegal aliens from the INS.

“IRS management and the Office of Disclosure Litigation indicated that the IRS intentionally will not provide information to the INS,” said the IG report. “The rationale for this policy is that the Illegal Immigrant Statute is a ‘general’ statute and does not change IRC Section 6103.”

By giving illegal aliens a tax identification number and allowing them to file tax returns as if they were citizens or legal immigrants, the IRS deliberate intention to withhold information about illegal aliens from the INS.

“IRS management and the Office of Disclosure Litigation indicated that the IRS intentionally will not provide information to the INS,” said the IG report. “The rationale for this policy is that the Illegal Immigrant Statute is a ‘general’ statute and does not change IRC Section 6103.”

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“Some of the tax advantages that are being realized by illegal aliens treated as residents include receiving spousal exemptions, standard deductions, and even some erroneous earned income credits,” said the IG.

In sum, the IG concluded, despite the 1996 immigration reform law, the IRS had made its own policy decision to simply “legalize” illegal aliens.

“The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made a policy decision to issue IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to illegal aliens so tax filing obligations could be met,” said the IG. “This IRS policy, to ‘legalize’ illegal aliens, seems counter-productive to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) mission to identify illegal aliens and prevent unlawful alien entry.”

“Based on national security risks, the ITIN process is an area of vulnerability and concern,” said the IG. “With an accepted form of government-issued identification like an ITIN, it is easier for terrorists and their sympathizers to operate in an open society while planning hostile actions.”

In January 2004, in response to concerns raised by then-Senate Finance Chairman Charles Grassley (R.-Iowa), TIGTA published another report about the problems caused by the IRS’s policy toward illegal aliens.

This report revealed that the number of tax returns filed by “unauthorized” aliens using ITINs was increasing, raising concerns about illegal aliens committing identity theft—by using stolen Social Security Numbers—and raking in refundable tax credits, such as the Additional Child Tax Credit.

TIGTA’s Assistant Inspector General for Audit Gordon C. Milbourn sent a memorandum to then-IRS Commissioner Mark Everson citing TIGTA’s concerns.

“Specifically, unauthorized resident aliens filing U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns (Form 1040) identified with an ITIN would qualify for accelerated disbursements of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC),” Milbourn wrote.

Bowe BergdahlHe then restated TIGTA’s concern that issuing ITINs to illegal aliens conflicted with congressionally enacted immigration law—this time citing the 1986 amnesty law.

This information came from the actual IRS reports as well as the Treasury Department and the Social Security Administration. All one need do is to total up the actual payments in individual disbursements, in addition to Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC).”

Now how do you feel? What I am asking is how do you feel about three of the most important agencies in the United States, to be clear I have identified blatant, reckless, and disregard by our administration officials to include their very dishonest acts within the agencies where Inspector General’s have been appointed by Presidents of our nation.

Furthermore, I have listed the grandest purveyor of funding on the planet and how they and they alone decided to make disbursements of billions of dollars to a collective group of people all living at the same address? Not only in Atlanta Georgia but Oxnard California as well.

So ostensibly we have an executive branch of government the IRS, giving orders to another branch of the executive called the SSA with non-disclosure papers amid the principles, and within billions of dollars, in funds and tax credits, going to an abnormally large bit of population who happen to live, bank at the same addresses, to wit: the illegal immigrant population, yet another executive branch of government, the INS who has gone along with these abhorrent means and yet how many of “We the People” know anything about these transactions?

How do I feel? Loaded with unadulterated anxiety! To be sure ladies and gentlemen I’m reasonably certain we all have been bombarded by Mr. Divine’s talking advertisements concerning “buy gold and silver,” yet as for me it is just another means of our unfaithful elected officials drawing our attention elsewhere.

Has it donned on anyone yet why President Obama would want to sign one document and clear the roads for 10 million illegal aliens? Moreover, since this kind of operating has gone on for at least seventeen years or longer that we know of, how should those who are definitely involved be brought to justice?

How many billions upon billions of dollars be spent with reckless disregard? First allow me to add that untold scores of people within the Social Security Administration (SSA) have known about these unauthorized payments, all at one residence and same bank operating with fatuous ININ’s that is overwhelmingly cut into our pockets.

Sure I get anxious when my mind even ponders retirement inasmuch as I know the funds that I paid into that account are no longer available. So do I, therefore, wonder where the funds have gone, or who is spending them?

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imagesEQNSFLGVFrom the earliest of times in America is it consistent to say that America is an island and that we — the inhabitants of the island — have not wanted or desired to share this island with the rest of the competing world powers. I think it is safe to say that Americans have been resolute to prevent in the Western Hemisphere a replication of the eternally warring and competing for great powers of Europe. When America was first becoming a nation, that is the proper time being mentioned here.

What concepts that are being vastly overlooked here is that there is no way America would have won the revolution with the United Kingdom had it not been for so many other — very well equipped, trained with years of experience warring nations that literally roamed the earth. It is an interesting endeavor coming to the realization that what is now Florida basically through the Carolina’s, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, all the way to the eastern seaboard of Louisiana was owned and had quite a prosperous Spanish resume. In fact, once Mexico is considered — basically post warring with the Spaniards, one could easily say that they inhabited most of Texas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and California upwards to Oregon and Washington.

During Colonial EraBefore we all get too far on what belongs to whom or especially before President Obama begins to pay out reparations (money lost) for those who thought that land was theirs first, let’s consider these facts. Basically, there were thirteen commonwealths or lands taken from the indigenous peoples. Interestingly now had their own constitutions on the eastern seaboard. Above that, there were the French from Maine to Illinois, and there is a very good reason why the Minnesota Vikings are referred to as their name implies.

In the beginning, America knew about foreign European powers as well as Austrasia powers that would take diplomacy and lots of money to work out an agreement. The concept of America as an island explains most of America’s history. It certainly explains why we turned out back on Europe for the first century and a quarter of our independence in order to conquer and populate the most important and favored part of this island and to eliminate any threat to it from the north or the south. It explains why — although weak, newly independent, and lighted populated — we laid out the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 to close off colonization or influence in the Western Hemisphere, thereby preventing any world power from challenging us on our island.

As usual, I am running a bit long here so I look forward to exchanging historical notions as well as why various decisions have been made. This much I must leave you to contemplate on… and that is that until recent (very recent) leadership one needs to ask themselves about the history of the great presidents. Why is it that Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, Abraham Lincoln, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, J. F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and maybe some others have such a long, lasting, legacy that separates them from all the others?

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Just one last thing — and this is a commentary on those in college now and especially in the future — a college degree does not entitle one to work; a college degree does not separate you into a different “class or caste” of people; actually, attending college is the most fundamentally sound way to teach the human being “How to learn.” Of 100% of applications to gain admittance to any school of business, 86% are for admittance to the degree seeking accountants. Of that 86% original enrollment, less than 10% accomplish a degree in accounting.

Therefore, having specified what college is for — to teach people How to Learn — when I think about the latest news of the nation’s flag is not to be displayed, or what on earth is happening to our 1st Amendment rights, it is all too plain for me to see that most of those on college campuses still have not been taught how to learn.

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