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NY Immigrant Clinton & NY Native Trump Clash Over Syrian Refugees

By Jimmy The Saint

The Democrat’s leading presidential candidate is no stranger to emigrating from one locale to another in an effort to better her political position. After leaving her cushy First Lady post in Washington D.C., Hillary Clinton did a midnight flight to New York in order to carry out a last second run for the U.S. Senate. With boatloads of special interest money, biased mainstream media and uniformed, out-of-touch Hollywood support, Clinton easily shed the correctly appointed carpetbagger label and settled into the Empire State as if she were a real state resident.

This is perhaps why she is so sympathetic to allowing undocumented, Syrian refugees to float into American ports and fly into American airports – and stay on U.S. soil without proper, if any, investigation into their backgrounds, agendas, and motives. She got away with little scrutiny over her slip-into-town-unnoticed-trot-plot. So, why not laud others for doing the same.

Clinton said, “We have always welcomed immigrants and refugees. We have made people feel that if they did their part, they sent their kids to school, they worked hard, there would be a place for them in America.” She added that shutting out the 10,000 Syrian refugees that President Obama wants to permit (and the extended 65,000 she wants to allow in) would subterfuge “who we are as Americans.”

Clinton is, thus, a fan of permitting these masses of Syrian refugees into the U.S. Donald Trump, who has no illicit immigration past, says not so fast.

The Republican’s top ranked presidential candidate stated, “I’m looking at this migration, it’s a terrible thing. I have a tremendous heart, I want to take care of people,” but, Trump continued, “We have no documentation on these people.”

Trump’s concern is a valid one. How can U.S. officials determine the political, moral, and ethical views of these thousands of people when they don’t even know their identities?

One may argue that the U.S. government has no right to ascertain such personal views. That’s true if these individuals were already American citizens – and where their views do not rise to the level of engaging in criminal conduct (i.e. terrorism). Even an American citizen can be lawfully detained and questioned – and arrested – if law enforcement has probable cause to believe that views have transcended into criminal conduct. But, ahh, yes, there isn’t an assertion that all, most, or maybe even any of the Syrian refugees are engaging in criminal, much less terrorist conduct.

But another “but” – they are NOT American citizens. They did not even go through the process of getting visas. Their arrival in the United States has occurred without any vetting – and in a very volatile time. The hard, cold reality is that they come from a country where many of its residents hate Americans – and where many want to kill Americans. Syria is a nation that currently is infested with ISIS and other radicals. Therefore, it is quite rational to insist, at minimum, that before any of these refugees walk freely into and about the United States, they are thoroughly investigated by the U.S. government. It is rather confounding that Democrats like Clinton and her former boss Barack Obama – who so fervently want the government involved in voluminous unwarranted manners in U.S. citizens’ lives – don’t want the government to carry out one of its only true constitutional mandates: to protect our borders.

In other words, some of these Syrian refugees could be ISIS members pretending to be refugees. Such a fear isn’t “fear mothering” as many liberals babble. It is a logical, reasonable fear. And it is logical and reasonable to resolve this issue by not permitting these refugees unfettered entrance into the United States, but instead to do what New York native Donald Trump suggests: send them back to Syria and build a “safe zone” for them in their own nation.

Trump proffered, “In Syria, take a big swatch of land…and build a big beautiful safe zone.”

The American government, in concert with allied countries, can allocate funds toward creating and supporting this safe zone area. In doing this, the refugees can live in their own country. Such a plan would be much cheaper for U.S. taxpayers than carrying the significant costs of harboring the Syrians on American soil. And, simply and realistically, while it’s not the politically correct solution that Clinton espouses, it’s the much safer solution – for Americans.

 

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Big Banks Committing Fraud

By Jimmy The Saint

Today, we have a tired story of foreclosure. In the past, it was rare if a house on your block was taken over by a bank. Or if you even knew a person who was losing his home due to a foreclosure. In these circumstances, you generally thought that it was the homeowner’s fault, and that the bank probably had legitimately worked with the homeowner to rectify his arrearages. Now, the tides have completely turned.

As the end of 2015 nears, and we are several years deep into a financial crisis that some make us want to believe doesn’t still exist, almost all Americans realize that the big banks are nasty creatures. Comprised not of muscle, blood and bones, they are instead sculpted out of greed, fraud and deceit. The story, in its generality, has become old. One piece of property after another has been toppled through foreclosures, where the genesis of the home take-overs were illegally bundled loans. Homeowners have all too frequently been duped by promises of loan modifications that never arrive. Suffering severe financial woes, most are unable to afford attorneys, and ultimately they lose their properties to the banks. A bright lining has been that this is a very long and drawn-out process. While it is incredibly frustrating and the end result is credit destruction with or without bankruptcy, people often stay in their homes for a year, two or more, making no payments. In other words, they live for free during that time period, hopefully amassing some savings. The financial institutions, meanwhile, bumble through the foreclosure processes, attempting to deceive property owners into thinking that they can save their homes through the varied loan modification programs.

Some of these alleged modification programs are tied in with the federal government; others are in-house bank concoctions. During this process, which the vast majority of the time is a total sham, the property owners are “required” to complete a series of financial paperwork. In most of the cases, they fill out the same paperwork numerous times. It’s not unusual to hear stories where people have delivered the same exact financial documents on over 10 separate occasions. The normal result after all this monotony: the modification is denied. With a program commonly known as the Trial Payment Plan (“TPP”), civil fraud enters the picture (just one example of many with the big banks). Here is a newer part to this old story.

Millions of Americans have been offered the TPP, which guarantees that the property owner will be permitted to keep his property if he simply makes three consecutive timely mortgage payments to the bank. Even more enticing is that the payments are a “modified” figure, meaning a lower dollar amount than their normal monthly mortgage payment. But it gets better. Once the program is successfully completed – again by simply making these three reduced monthly payments – the loan will be permanently modified at this lower payment, and the homeowner will be brought current on his loan! Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Sounds too good to be true, though? Well, for almost all duped into the program, it is just that.

Slipped into the TPP contract is a purported legal termination provision. Here, the banks assert that they can cancel the agreement, and not be required to ultimately provide the new, modified loan under three circumstances. The first two circumstances are legitimate: (1) if the homeowner fails to make timely payments during the three month trial payment plan; and (2) if the homeowner did not provide truthful financial information in his agreement.

The third cancellation term is where the civil fraud comes in; it is a catchall provision where the bank can simply deny the mortgage modification if it does not return a signed copy of the contract. Yes, you’re reading this correctly. A homeowner can submit a contract with truthful information and make his three timely payments–and the bank can still deny the mortgage modification that they promised, simply by not signing the agreement. Here’s an example how this scam works:
Big Bad Bank (“BBB”) solicits Rob Robbed to enter into the TPP program. BBB tells Rob, in writing, that he doesn’t need to pay his old $2,500 monthly mortgage payment. Instead, he must make three consecutive monthly trial payments of $2,000. Upon the completion of these trial payments, Rob’s mortgage payments will be forever modified to $2,000 per month—and he will be brought current in his loan. Rob, who desperately wants to keep his home, in good faith, provides truthful information in his agreement. Then he makes three consecutive, timely $2,000 monthly payments. What happens next?

BBB robs Rob of his money. They keep the $6,000 and do not provide him the new, modified mortgage. They also do not bring his mortgage current. In other words, Rob is in the same position that he was before he entered the Trial Payment Plan–except thousands of dollars have been illicitly extracted from him. BBB has committed civil fraud because it never intended to provide Rob the mortgage modification. Their sole goal was to lift $6,000 from a person whom they consider a credit risk. In many cases, it is more egregious, where the banks take several months of additional payments by convincing the homeowners to continue to pay while the final mortgage modification paperwork is being drafted. There’s a bank motto of “get any money you can from these desperate suckers.” BBB tries to legitimize the fraud with their catchall cancellation provision. “We didn’t sign the agreement,” they argue, “So we don’t have to give the promised mortgage modification.”
Courts in a few states, led by the Massachusetts Supreme Court, have started to rule against the big banks in these TPP scams. They’re finding that a contract was executed by the banks regardless of whether or not they returned a signed copy. Since the banks offered the agreements and the homeowners accepted them – and then completed the only real contractual terms by providing truthful information and making the three timely payments – a contract has been consummated. Accordingly, the banks must fulfill their obligations, afford the mortgage modifications, and bring the homeowners’ loans current.

These rulings have been a sizeable step toward justice for American property owners. However, Massachusetts is in the minority. Many states’ courts are too afraid to deliver such bold decisions, and homeowners are stuck holding the bag. Even more financially depleted because they made the wasteful TPP payments, they are less likely able to pay sophisticated attorneys to fight their battles. And BBB wins by default. But the banks are less likely to win if the homeowners educate themselves and fight the fight, preferably with a lawyer who understands the civil fraud and the laws governing against it.

 

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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02:  New York Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo speaks to supporters at the Sheraton New York on election night, November 2, 2010 in New York City. Cuomo resoundingly defeated his Tea Party-backed opponent, Republican candidate Carl Paladino.  (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo’s Minimum Wage Hike a Socialist Re-Distribution of Wealth Scheme

CUOMO’S MINIMUM WAGE HIKE A SOCIALIST RE-DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH SCHEME

By Jimmy The Saint

Radical New York Governor Andrew Cuomo lambasted McDonald’s for perpetrating a “scam on the taxpayer’s of this country.” His complaint: McDonald’s and other fast food chains have refused to engage in a substantial, non-profitable increase of the wages they pay to their lowest tier employees. Since Cuomo – who obviously wants but does not have – the unilateral legal authority to compel private industry to hike their wages on a national or even state level, he executed an executive order jacking up state workers’ minimum hourly rate to fifteen dollars. Yes, that’s an astounding $15 per hour that every base worker on the state’s already inflated payroll will be paid. But who pays this nationally-high patronage fee to thousands of menial-job workers?

You got it – the taxpayers.

But not the same taxpayers that Cuomo coroneted with the crown of being “scammed.”

No, the taxpayers being scammed with Cuomo’s outrageous, socialist re-distribution of wealth scheme are the large majority of New York’s residents: those who work hard for their rightfully-deserved income. Most hard hit, of course, are the usual victims: the real middle-class and the small business owners. You know, those people whose votes Cuomo isn’t seeking – and whose votes he won’t be getting.

Rest assured, however, Cuomo will be notching the votes of nearly 100% of the five figures of state employees’ (who are the benefactors of this historic wage increase). After all, that’s what this pick-pocketing is really about. It’s a scheme that works like this: (1) find the least informed people in a mass amount; (2) give them an undeserved monetary handout; (3) which gives them a teary-eyed smile and thank you; (4) that, in turn, makes you a hero to them; and (5) sit back and collect their votes. You see, this is indeed a smart plan. Here, the Caped-Cuomo is personally and directly lining individuals’ wallets with cashola. They know exactly what’s coming to them and who is giving it to them. And it directly impacts them.

Those injured by Cuomo’s herein writ of monetary execution do not have that same type of direct hit. It’s just one of multitudes of government gouging against their assets. It’s an almost intangible levy. By skyrocketing the state workers’ minimum wage – via the staggered time period that Cuomo has designated – those actually paying for it aren’t sent any direct tax bill labeled “Minimum Wage Tax Increase Bill.” Instead, they get an ambiguous trickle-up-effect, hidden tax. Cuomo and ultra-lib allies, of course, hope that most don’t realize it or just forget about it before the next election.

Through his plotted Rob-in-the-Hood plan, Cuomo has allotted for the following looting: low-level New York City state employees will be paid $15-per-hour beginning at the end of 2018; all others will get their $15 hourly wage in a tiered attack from 2019 – 2021. Why New York City workers get the first dibs is another unsavory matter to give some thought to – perhaps Cuomo just doesn’t like upstate state employees as much. In any case, with his over-the-years, over-the-rainbow approach, this gigantic, economically-impossible-to-fulfill-wage hike-that-will-ultimately-lead-to-other-socialist-mandates, may just may get missed or forgotten by many middle-class and small business voters – or at least that’s what the Gov hopes.

Of course, who would remember that in just one day, with just one stroke, of just one man’s pen (without the consent of the state legislature), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo raised state workers minimum wage from $8.75-per-hour to a nearly double amount of $15-per-hour?

 

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