Tuesday, May 16, 2017

AMERICANS: STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY - Push 2 For English?



THE LA RAZA MEXICAN LOOTERS: Invade, Occupy, Loot and bred anchor babies for 18 years of gringo-paid welfare
HISPANIC FAMILY VALUES: Mexican flag wavers loot the stupid gringo for billions!  Mexico’s massive looting in our open borders:

Survey: Nearly Half of White, Working Class Americans Say They ‘Feel Like a Stranger in Their Own Country’


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A poll released the Public Religion Research Institute and the Atlantic on Tuesday examining sentiments held by white, working class adults found that almost half surveyed felt that they had become “strangers” in their own country.

Overall, 51 percent of Americans think American culture has not changed for the worse since the 1950s, while 48 percent believe it has. Among the white, working class, 65 percent think it has changed for the worse, while 34 think it has gotten better. “Family values in general have gone to complete shit since the 1950s, [is] the best way to put it,” one female respondent said.
The poll reveals a deep divide between working-class, white Americans who did not go to college and white Americans who did:
For many white working-class Americans, the pace of cultural change has left them wondering about whether and where they fit in American society. Nearly half (48 percent) of white working-class Americans say, “things have changed so much that I often feel like a stranger in my own country.” Slightly more than half (51 percent) of white working-class Americans disagree. In contrast, only about one-quarter (26 percent) of white college-educated Americans report they often feel like a stranger, while nearly three-quarters (74 percent) reject the notion.
Part of the white, working class’s sense of alienation appears to stem from the stifling atmosphere of political correctness and the severe social and economic punishments meted out to those who don’t toe the line. One woman told pollsters:
“It just seems like it’s gotten to the point where if you don’t agree with me or I don’t agree with you, we look at each other as wrong. And how did that become that way? How did your opinion become wrong? Everybody has an opinion about life and living, and all of a sudden it’s wrong.”
A majority of those surveyed, 55 percent, think the United States “is in danger of losing its culture and identity,” including 68 percent of the white, working class.
Other polls taken before the election have shown similar results. As Breitbart News reported a year before the presidential election took place, a majority of Americans did not identify with “what America has become” and over half did indeed “feel like a stranger” in their their own country:
Whatever failings there may be in his specific policies, Donald Trump’s campaign has tapped into a strong, visceral feeling of millions of Americans. Seeking to destroy Trump, the candidate, may further alienate the Republican party from a rapidly growing block of voters.
According to the Reuters survey, 58 percent Americans say they “don’t identify with what America has become.” While Republicans and Independents are the most likely to agree with this statement, even 45 percent of Democrats share this feeling.
More than half of Americans, 53 percent, say they “feel like a stranger” in their own country. A minority of Americans feel “comfortable as myself” in the country.
Another poll conducted by  Kaiser Family Foundation and CNN a month before the election revealed that 84 percent of white, working class voters did not believe politicians in Washington, D.C. represented the views of people like them—and so did 74 percent of college-educated whites, as did 63 percent of both working-class blacks and Hispanics.
Pollsters interviewed an enormous number of politically-independent U.S. adults over a series of dates to better gage their overall sentiments:
This report is based primarily on a large national survey and a series of four focus groups conducted Dec. 12-13, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The focus group participants included white, non-Hispanic adults between the ages of 25 and 55, who did not have a four-year college degree. Groups were gender segregated and all participants identified as politically independent. The focus groups were conducted at L&E Research.
The survey was designed and conducted by PRRI in partnership with The Atlantic. The survey was made possible by generous grants from Open Society Foundations and the Ford Foundation. Results of the survey were based on bilingual (Spanish and English) RDD telephone interviews conducted between September 22, 2016 and October 9, 2016 by professional interviewers under the direction of SSRS. Interviews were conducted among a random sample of 3,043 adults 18 years of age or older living in the United States (1,823 respondents were interviewed on a cell phone). The selection of respondents within households was accomplished by randomly requesting to speak with the youngest adult male or female currently living in the household.
The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.1 percentage points. Pollsters described white, working class adults as “people without college degrees or salaried jobs.”
Read the poll’s complete, in-depth findings here, plus the Atlantic‘s report on the results.



THE INVADING CRIMINALS:

A county by county chart:        




OBAMA and the MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS SERVE UP HEROIN TO THE AMERICAN MIDDLE-CLASS.



The Justice Department’s National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) claims that Latino street gangs like the MS-13 are responsible for the majority of violent crimes in the U.S. and are the primary distributors of most illicit drugs.

THE OBAMA DOCTRINE:

DESTROY AMERICA TO BUILD A MUSLIM-STYLE DICTATORSHIP WHERE LA RAZA MEXICANS VOTE HIM PRESIDENT FOR LIFE

"He is intent on maximizing the damage he inflicted on the country during the two terms of his faux presidency, having now set up shop in Washington to pursue a post-presidency agenda advancing a left-wing insurgency, civil unrest, racial
conflict and the destabilizing activities of a shadow."




THE TRUMP AMNESTY… BUILT ON THE OBAMA AMNESTY and endorsed by NARCOMEX


Open the floodgates of our welfare state to the uneducated, impoverished, and unskilled masses of the world and in a generation or three America, as we know it, will be gone.

Those most impacted are middle class and lower middle class. It is they whose jobs are taken, whose raises are postponed, whose schools are filled with non-English speaking children that absorb precious resources for remedial English, whose public parks are trashed and whose emergency rooms serve as the local clinic for the illegal underground. 

BARACK OBAMA:

BUILDING HIS RETURN TO POWER PARTY WITH ILLEGALS!

FUNDER AND LEADER OF THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA “The Race”

http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-racist-mexican-fascist-party-of-la.html


During Obama’s 8 year bankster regime, he openly operated and funded the Mexican fascist racist party of LA RAZA “The Race” from the White House under La Raza VP Cecilia Munoz…. Google Obama and LA RAZA!

SEN. CORNYN SAYS TRUMPER LIES ABOUT HOMELAND SECURITY - OPEN BORDERS AND NO E-VERIFY KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED

Sen. Cornyn’s ‘Lipstick’ Border Bill Provides Cover for 2017 Amnesty, Say Critics


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An unpublished border-security bill drafted by Texas Sen. John Cornyn does not curb employers’ ability to hire low-wage illegals, and endorses less than 10 miles of extra border wall, but immigration experts say it may provide political cover for a 2017 amnesty push by Democrats and business groups.

“There are a lot of sound things and necessary things [in the bill], but there are a lot of necessary things that are conspicuously missing … it looks like more of a half-hearted attempt into fooling the public than a step forward in enforcement,” said Jessica Vaughan, the policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies.
“There’s nothing on E-Verify [for verifying the legality of job appliants], there’s nothing on worksite enforcement at all, so I’m a little bit skeptical how much difference it would make” for actually reducing illegal immigration, said Vaughan, who described the bill as “lipstick on a pig.”
“I can’t help but wonder if it is designed to be combined with an amnesty,” Vaughan told Breitbart. “It would be the typical kind of ‘Grand Bargain’ offer of some enforcement with a massive amnesty and possibly other kinds of [foreign worker] visa programs,” she said.
Pro-American immigration reforms, including Vaughan, say illegal immigration can be sharply reduced at very modest cost by mandating all employers verify that each job candidate can legally work in the United States. Currently, many employers voluntarily use the free government-run E-Verify computer site, but it is not mandatory.
The Cornyn bill contains “the same stuff they’ve been peddling for a long time, which doesn’t have any teeth in it,” said Ira Melhman, a spokesman at the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “This was what they were trying to sell [in 2013] to make the ‘Gang of Eight’ more palatable to the public,” he added.
The bipartisan 2013 “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill offered an amnesty for at least 11 million illegals plus 30 million additional immigrant workers and consumers requested by companies and investors — so shifting more wages and taxes from Main Street to Wall Street.
The 2013 amnesty bill was backed by every major business group, plus many GOP Senators,  who also recognized it was very unpopular. In response to polls, North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker introduced a last-minute “border surge” bill to help other Senators fend off critics of the amnesty. Their border surge bill included much dramatic border-protection language and promises of major spending — but it included no penalties for business if Congress or a future president refused to implement the border surge.
Amid much media cheerleading, the Senate passed the Corker-Hoeven surge amendment and then approved the Gang of Eight’s amnesty-and-cheap-labor bill by 68 votes to 32. The same process was tried in the House, where Texas Rep. Michael McCaul pushed a supposedly pro-security bill, which was so weak that the pro-amnesty Democrats included it in their amnesty bill.
Nonetheless, the ‘Gang of Eight’ amnesty was blocked in the House by public opposition, by GOP activists, and by House Speaker John Boehner. In the subsequent election, the Democrats lost nine Senate seats and their Senate majority. 
This year, McCaul is working closely with Cornyn on his border bill.  Staff in Cornyn’s office and in McCaul’s office did not respond to questions from Breitbart. 
That recent history explains why pro-American reformers fear the Cornyn legislation is the “lipstick on a pig” — the pig being a  series of pro-amnesty, cheap-labor bill backed by Democrats and business lobbies. 
Already, Senators are developing amnesty-style bills that might be hidden behind Cornyn’s lipstick bill, Vaughan said.
The other GOP Senators include Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, who wants to import 500,000 foreign contract-workers each year, plus their families, to replace Americans.
That is a very large number. Each year, 4 million young Americans leave school and start looking for decent jobs that will help them get married and raise children. Under current policy the federal government imports 1 million immigrants and roughly 1 million foreign contract workers for jobs lasting several months or several years.
Democratic Senators are also developing pro-amnesty bills. For example, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin has developed the so-called “Bridge Act” to provide amnesty for at least 750,000 foreign-born sons and daughters of illegal immigrants.
In contrast,  Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and Georgia Sen. David Perdue are proposing a bill that would favor highly skilled immigrants who could raise Americans’ productivity and wages. Their bill would likely reduce the inflow of low-skilled immigrants, or old and sick immigrants, who get green cards via family chain migration.
In the House, the McCaul bill is being developed outside the jurisdiction of the Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s judiciary committee. He is a former immigration lawyer in Virginia, which has been flipped from Republican to Democratic by the arrival of many Democratic-voting immigrants since 2000.
According to documents provided to Breitbart, Cornyn’s bill would:
allow $20 billion in spending over 4 years, or $5 billion a year, but does not actually appropriate the funds.
endorse the construction of less than 10 miles extra border wall in Texas, plus less than 30 miles of border walls along rivers.
require the government spend funds on high-tech surveillance systems, such as camera-carrying balloons, which are expensive to operate and can be taken down quickly by a future Congress or president.
allow the federal government to compensate state and local governments for policing illegal immigration problems.
include Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Pat Toomey’s bill to punish “sanctuary cities” which use illegal immigrants as workers and consummers. 
allow quicker repatriation of migrants who claim to be youths, or so-called “Unaccompanied Alien Children.”
set longer criminal penalties for coyotes who smuggle illegal immigrants, 30-year jail penalties for attacking law-enforcement officers, longer detention of dangerous illegal-immigrants, and deportations for drunk-drivers,
allow agency officials to exclude officials from countries that refuse to accept the repatriation of illegal immigrants, and to remove passports from immigrants who help illegals.
limit judges’ authority to review immigration decisions by the administration, and warns judges they have to minimize their interference in administrations’ immigration policymaking.
The long list of measures in the Cornyn bill includes many duplicative, unfunded, trivial or toothless sections. For example, it reaffirms immigration powers already held by the administration, micromanages border defenses, sets tough-sounding penalties for offenses that already carry strong penalties, and issues toothless warnings to judges.
But the long and dense bill still fails to include the cheapest, most effective and basic measures against illegal immigration, such as making E-Verify mandatory, or including a new law encouraging the government to check company payrolls for illegal workers, said Vaughan.
The determination to exclude the simple fixes for most immigration problems shows that the GOP Senators don’t want to learn anything from 2014 — when pro-amnesty Democrats lost their majority and nine seats in the Senate — or from 2016, when outsider Donald Trump swept away the GOP establishment, she said.
“They don’t have enough respect for voters — they think Americans were fooled by Trump,” she said.
Even though legal immigration is gradually flipping states from red to blue, GOP Senators “think they are smart enough to preserve themselves in their positions and relationships with their donors” as legal immigration shrinks the GOP power, she said.
GOP politicians “still think they know better” that the voters, she said. 
Roughly 550,000 illegal immigrants crossed the border in 2016.  But legal immigration adds roughly 1 million workers, consumers and renters per year to the economy.
This legal inflow includes some very skilled workers and some people who become very successful entrepreneurs, but it also dumps a lot of unskilled workers into the country just as a new generation of technology is expected to eliminate many types of jobs. It also annually shifts $500 billion from employees to employers and Wall Street, and it forces state and local government to provide $60 billion in taxes to businesses via routine aid for immigrants, and it pushes millions of marginal U.S. workers out of the labor force and into poverty, crime and opioid addiction. High immigration also reduces employers’ need to recruit disengaged Americans, to build new facilities in high-unemployment areas, or to buy productivity-boosting machinery or to demand that local schools rebuild high school vocational training departments for the millions of youth who don’t gain much from four-year colleges.
Follow Neil Munro on Twitter @NeilMunroDC or email the author at NMunro@Breitbart.com


THE TRUMP WALL LIE! WAS IT THE FIRST BROKEN PROMISE?



"If true, it shows Trump being the ultimate cynic and not having 

the courage to state his true beliefs to the American public who 

elected him.  That's always been my biggest problem with Trump: 

his lack of integrity and consistent belief system." 

----- ED STRAKER





Trump's biggest supporter ready to 'jump ship'


Ann Coulter, one of Trump's earliest and biggest supporters, has changed her tune now that she has seen how few of his promises the president has kept.
In an interview Sunday with The Daily Caller, Coulter let it be known she still has hope in the Trump presidency, but is ready to jump ship.
[Interviewer] So there's no wall, and Obama's amnesties look like they are here to stay. Do you still trust Trump? 
Coulter: Uhhhh. I'm not very happy with what has happened so far.  I think everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque, it was the issues.
I hate to say it, but I agree with every line in my friend Frank Bruni's op-ed in The New York Times today. Where is the great negotiation? Where is the bull in the china shop we wanted? That budget the Republicans pushed through was like a practical joke… Did we win anything? And this is the great negotiator?
... it's as if we're in Chicago and Trump tells us he's going to get us to LA in six days. But for the first three days we are driving towards New York. Yes, it is true he can still turn around and get us to LA in three days, but I'm a little nervous.
... I think all of the Trump true believers are petrified.
So here's the problem.  Trump has kept a few of his promises.  He nominated Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.  He has nominated conservative judges for circuit courts.  He has begun to cut back on environmental regulation excesses.
But on everything else, he has not kept his promises.  In some cases, he even has done the opposite.
Remember when Trump promised to send Syrian refugees back?  He is accepting them faster than ever, even taking ones on their way to Australia.
Trump never proposed repealing Obamacare.  He never even submitted a plan.  He waited and endorsed whatever Congress came up with.
Remember Trump's promise to move our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem?  How is that working out?
Remember Trump's promise to end the "DREAM" program?  That never happened.
Remember Trump's promise to scrap the Paris global warming treaty?  Never happened.
Remember Trump's promise to scrap the Iran deal, which he criticized tremendously as a candidate?  Not a word.
Remember Trump's promise to cut taxes?  He issued a vaguely worded statement but has yet to release a plan.
Remember Trump's promise to give an E.O. for religious freedom?  The E.O. he issued was so ridiculously watered down by "Javanka" as to be meaningless.
Remember Trump's promise to build a border wall?  He signed a bill outlawing its construction.  Chuck Schumer was laughing in his face.  What a great negotiator!
Remember Trump's promise to cut the fat from government?  He just signed a one-trillion-dollar appropriation giving Democrats everything they wanted.
No wonder Coulter feels as though Trump is driving in the wrong direction.
Trump supporters will say, "But it's only been four months."  Everything mentioned above, everything, could have been done or at least proposed in detail by the president within the past four months.
It seems almost like the Obama years again.  Same blinders, different teams.
Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.

MEXICAN HEROIN POURS OVER THE NARCOMEX-U.S. BORDER 

http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2017/05/while-these-filthy-politicians-cant.html


Americans die young, poor and addicted while politicians angle for more amnesty and wider open borders with the LA RAZA cartels.


THE SINS OF THE FATHERS: THEIR GLOBAL LOOTING of the POOR


THE OPEN BORDERS PARTY of GEORGE SOROS, HILLARY & BILLARY CLINTON, BARACK OBAMA and DONALD TRUMP


DONALD TRUMP, HIS PARASITIC FAMILY, HIS GOLDMAN SACHS

REGIME and GOD FATHER, GEORGE SOROS… .global looters of the poor!

 

http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-jared-kushner-donald-trump-george.html


THE TRUMP AMNESTY… BUILT ON THE OBAMA AMNESTY and endorsed by NARCOMEX


Open the floodgates of our welfare state to the uneducated, impoverished, and unskilled masses of the world and in a generation or three America, as we know it, will be gone.

Those most impacted are middle class and lower middle class. It is they whose jobs are taken, whose raises are postponed, whose schools are filled with non-English speaking children that absorb precious resources for remedial English, whose public parks are trashed and whose emergency rooms serve as the local clinic for the illegal underground. 



BARACK OBAMA:

BUILDING HIS RETURN TO POWER PARTY WITH ILLEGALS!

FUNDER AND LEADER OF THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA “The Race”

http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-racist-mexican-fascist-party-of-la.html


During Obama’s 8 year bankster regime, he openly operated and funded the Mexican fascist racist party of LA RAZA “The Race” from the White House under La Raza VP Cecilia Munoz…. Google Obama and LA RAZA!


"The growing opioid epidemic, responsible for the rising rates of HCV infections, reflects the immense social crisis in the United States in which millions of workers are facing unemployment, stagnant or falling wages, and a dramatic growth in social inequality."



“Mexican drug cartels are the “other” terrorist threat to



 America. Militant Islamists have the goal of destroying 


the United States. Mexican drug cartels are now accomplishing 

that mission – from within, every day, in virtually 

every community across this country.” JUDICIAL WATCH

WHILE THESE FILTHY POLITICIANS CAN'T 

STOP TALKING ABOUT AMNESTY AND NO

E-VERIFY TO KEEP WAGES DEPRESSED, WE 

WILL NOT HEAR THEM TALKING ABOUT 

MEXICAN HEROIN POURING OVER OUR OPEN 

AND UNDEFENDED BORDERS!



"While the declining job market in the United States may be discouraging some would-be border crossers, a flow of illegal aliens continues unabated, with many entering the United States as drug-smuggling “mules."
James Walsh

US hepatitis C infections triple amid opioid epidemic

By Brad Dixon 
15 May 2017

According to reports released on Thursday by the Centers for 

Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of new hepatitis C 

infections nearly tripled between 2010 and 2015. The rate 

increases were concentrated heavily among injectable drug 

users, highlighting the relationship between the growth in new 

hepatitis C infections and the ongoing opioid epidemic in the 

United States.

The hepatitis C virus (HCV) attacks the liver, and can ultimately result in cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. The CDC estimates that 3.5 million individuals are infected with the disease in the United States, making it the most common blood-borne virus in the nation.
In 2014, 19,659 deaths were associated with HCV, an all-time high and more than the combined deaths of the 60 other infectious diseases tracked by the CDC, including HIV, pneumococcal disease and tuberculosis.

The two reports were published in the CDC’s latest issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
According to the first report, the number of newly reported HCV cases grew from 850 in 2010 to 2,436 in 2015, an increase of 294 percent. These figures, however, are undoubtedly lower than the actual rate of new infections because it can take years before individuals with HCV display symptoms, leaving most cases undiagnosed. The CDC estimates that the true figure for new infections in 2015 to be closer to 33,900.
The generation of baby boomers, those 

between the ages of 52 and 72, is the group 

most likely to be infected with HCV. The largest increase in rates of new infections, however, has taken place among younger people between the ages of 20 and 29, most likely due to injectable drug use. This points to the relationship between the ongoing opioid epidemic and the rise in HCV cases.
“These new infections are most frequently among young people who transition from taking prescription pills to injecting heroin, which has become cheaper and more easily available in some cases,” John Ward, director of the division of viral hepatitis at the CDC and an author of the first report, told CNN. “In turn many—most in some communities—people who inject drugs become infected with hepatitis C.”
The greatest increases in HCV infections correspond to the regions that have been hardest hit by the opioid epidemic: Appalachia, and rural areas of the Midwest and New England. Seven states had at least twice the national average of new HCV infections: Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Tennessee and West Virginia. Ten other states had lower rates, but were still above the national average: Alabama, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.
A second report released by the CDC found that HCV infection rates among women giving birth nearly doubled between 2009 and 2014. The growing rates again matched closely to those areas of the country most impacted by the opioid epidemic.
“If I overlaid a map of the United States and looked at rates of newborn opioid withdrawal after birth, it would be very similar,” Stephen Patrick, lead author of the paper and an assistant professor of pediatrics and health policy at Vanderbilt, told CBS News. “We suspect this is highly linked to the opioid epidemic.”
The report found that HCV infection rates among women giving birth rose from 1.8 to 3.4 instances per 1,000 live births. The rates were the highest in West Virginia (22.6 instances per 1,000 live births) and Tennessee (10.1). The disease is transmitted from mother to infant in around 6 percent of births, although this figure could be higher, according to Patrick.
“My worry is that some infants will convert to having hepatitis C without anyone knowing, or treating the infant,” Patrick said.
The development of direct-acting antiviral drugs, first approved in 2011, marked a significant advance in the treatment of HCV. Despite the immense progress on this front, only a limited segment of the population infected by HCV has benefited. This is a direct result of the high prices charged by pharmaceutical companies for these drugs.
For example, a 12-week course of Merck’s Zepatier costs $54,000, while AbbVie’s Viekira is priced at $83,000. However, the most widely used drugs are Gilead’s Sovaldi, priced at $84,000, or $1,000 a pill, and Harvoni, priced at $94,500.
A US senate report released in December 2015, which summarized the findings of an 18-month investigation based on thousands of pages of internal company documents, called attention to substantial evidence that Gilead priced its HCV drugs at the highest price it thought the market could bear in order to maximize its revenue.
“There was no concrete evidence in emails, meeting minutes or presentations that basic financial matters such as R&D costs or the multibillion-dollar acquisition of Pharmasset, the drug’s first developer, factored into how Gilead set the price. Gilead knew these prices would put treatment out of the reach of millions and cause extraordinary problems for Medicare and Medicaid, but still the company went ahead,” said Senator Ron Wyden on the release of the report.
The high costs of these drugs, which essentially offer a cure for the disease, has led government and private health insurers to ration access to the drugs, especially among the most at-risk populations such as prison inmates where the HCV infection rate is nearly nine times as high as in the population as a whole.
In Louisiana for example—where health secretary Rebekah Gee is attempting to get generic versions of the drugs on the market before the patents of the branded versions expire by invoking a 1910 federal law—there are 73,000 people infected with HCV, but Medicaid can only cover 300 patients per year. One in 63 babies in the state are now born to mothers infected with the disease.
The growing opioid epidemic, responsible for the rising rates of HCV infections, reflects the immense social crisis in the United States in which millions of workers are facing unemployment, stagnant or falling wages, and a dramatic growth in social inequality.
The epidemic has been exacerbated by the actions of unscrupulous pharmaceutical companies—such as Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, and Insys Therapeutics, maker of the fentanyl product Subsys—which have flooded communities throughout the country with highly addictive opioids since the late 1990s.
Once addicted to these prescription painkillers, many drug users switch to the often cheaper and more readily accessible alternative of heroin, often sharing needles and helping to spread HCV and other blood-borne diseases.
Drug manufacturers played down the addictive nature of their drugs, heavily marketed them to doctors (sometimes outright bribing doctors), and turned a blind eye to clinics and pharmacies that were clearly nothing but pill mills, allowing the drugs to pour into the black market. Drug distributors—such as McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen—who purchase drugs from manufacturers and then distribute them to pharmacies, have likewise ignored such abuses because they led to additional drug sales.

….. the American Middle-Class at death’s door and knocking ….

Have you notice Democrat Party politicians always keep their fat mouths closed tight on the topic of the Mexican drug cartels operating across America???

THE DEATH OF AMERICA: MEXICO SERVES UP THE HEROIN.


In West Virginia, 5,182 children were in foster care in 2016, most orphaned by the heroin epidemic.

The death toll translates into an average of one fatal overdose every 12 hours in the state of West Virginia.


THE DEATH of WHITE AMERICA



“Whites had the highest rate of overdose deaths of any ethnicity, more than double the combined death rate for blacks and Latinos.

 MEXICO SERVES UP THE HEROIN IN AMERICA’S OPEN AND UNDEFENDED BORDERS

IMAGES OF AMERICA UNDER LA RAZA “The Race” Mexican occupation.

(CAUTION: GRAPHIC!)



THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS NOW OPERATE IN ALL AMERICAN CITIES AND HAUL BACK OVER OUR OPEN BORDERS FROM $40 TO $60 BILLION FROM HEROIN SALES.

IMAGES OF AMERICA UNDER NARCOMEX OCCUPATION


CAUTION!


GRAPHIC IMAGES of America coming under Mex Occupation


The NARCOMEX drug cartels now operate in all major American cities and haul back to NARCOMEX between $40 top $60 BILLION from sales of HEROIN!





IMAGES OF AMERICA UNDER LA RAZA MEX 

OCCUPATION:

Your neighborhood will be next to fall to LA RAZA!



SOARING POVERTY AND DRUG ADDICTION UNDER OBAMA


"These figures present a scathing indictment of the social order that prevails in America, the world’s wealthiest country, whose government proclaims itself to be the globe’s leading democracy. They are just one manifestation of the human toll taken by the vast and all-pervasive inequality and mass poverty.

DOES ANYONE STILL BELIEVE OBAMA IS CHRISTIAN???
THE OBAMA SOLUTION TO END WHITE CHRISTIAN AMERICA:

DRUG ADDICTION!!!


MEXICO: AMERICA’S DRUG DEALER!
The same period has seen a massive growth of social inequality, with income and wealth concentrated at the very top of American society to an extent not seen since the 1920s.
http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2016/08/obama-clintonomics-their-crony.html

“This study follows reports released over the past several months documenting rising mortality rates among US workers due to drug addiction and suicide, high rates of infant mortality, an overall leveling off of life expectancy, and a growing gap between the life expectancy of the bottom rung of income earners compared to those at the top.”
THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS HAVE GREATLY BENEFITED FROM BARACK OBAMA’S SABOTAGE OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

THE CLINTON “JOBS” PLAN ENDORSED BY NARCOMEX – IT’S CALLED AMNESTY!

Clinton, in the guise of a “jobs” and “infrastructure” program, promoted yet another scheme to hand out tax cuts and other incentives for companies to hire workers at poverty-level wages, with the trade unions brought in to keep the workers in line in return for a cut in the spoils.


AMERICA'S ROAD TO REVOLUTION



 “Our entire crony capitalist system, Democrat and Republican alike, has become a kleptocracy approaching par with third-world hell-holes.  This is the way a great country is raided by its elite.” ---- Karen McQuillan THE AMERICAN THINKER.com



Plenty of money for ILLEGALS……AMERICA’S OPEN BORDERS
HOMELESS ELDERLY in AMERICA UNDER MEX OCCUPATION
A Nation dies young, poor, addicted and homeless…. It’s the American dream as the rich get super rich!
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the number of elderly persons who are homeless in the US will have doubled by 2050.

America’s Super-rich Live 15 Years Longer!

………….. America’s Bludgeoned Middle-Class Dies Young, Addicted and Poor!


WHICH SIDE OF THE EQUATION ARE YOU DIGGING YOUR CHILDRENS’ GRAVES?

“Millions of middle class families have been driven to bankruptcy by illnessand medical bills.”


“This dramatic contrast in life expectancy between the rich and poor is directly correlated to the growth of obscene wealth at the top among a tiny elite and entrenched poverty among growing numbers of people at the bottom.”….. BUT AMERICA STILL FINDS BILLIONS TO HAND TO MEXICAN INVADERS, WHICH INCLUDES “FREE” HEALTHCARE.

In the first part of the Lancet series, “Inequality and the health-care system in the USA,” the British medical journal’s researchers found that these income-based disparities in US life expectancy are worsened by the for-profit US health care system itself, which relies on private insurers, pharmaceutical companies and health care chains. It is also the most expensive health system in the world.

HOW TO DESTROY AMERICA:

THE OBAMA DOCTRINE OF UNLEASHING MEXICAN CRIMINALS ACROSS AMERICA FROM BORDER to OPEN BORDER


MURDER, RAPE, LOOT and vote Democrat for more!

AMERICA THE ADDICTED: 1 in 7 are addicted
CAUTION: GRAPHIC IMAGES!
MEXICO’S BIGGEST EXPORTS TO U.S.: Heroin, Criminals, Anchor baby breeders for 18 years of gringo-paid welfare.
http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2016/11/addicted-america-1-of-7-addicted.html


PICK UP A NEWSPAPER ACROSS THE COUNTRY ONLY TO READ ABOUT ANOTHER MURDER, RAPE, STABBING OR HIT-AND-RUN CAUSED BY AN ILLEGAL MEXICAN!

Immigrant charged in crash was deported 5 times, family says victim’s death ‘could have been prevented’



 Los Angeles police say Estuardo Alvarado, the man who allegedly caused the collision, was speeding down Sepulveda Boulevard as he tried to flee the scene of another crash and slammed into a car being driven by Duran, who died at the scene.



Chinese Sex Trafficking Ring Busted in Texas

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An investigation in Waco, Texas, led to the discovery of a Chinese sex trafficking ring in that victimized 16 Chinese women.


McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said that their Criminal Investigation Division begun investigating human trafficking in Waco in late 2016, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported.
Detectives discovered a human sex trafficking operation that was bringing in women from China and sending them to various cities throughout the U.S. for prostitution.
Using Backpage.com, detective Scaramucci reportedly contacted an “Asian female escort” who was trafficked from Hong Kong to California and then to Texas where she had been staying in a Waco hotel for an extended period:
In late April, Ling Yu, 33, was arrested in New York on a first-degree felony charge of engaging in organized crime and was later indicted by a McLennan County grand jury. Hang Zheng, a Chinese citizen, was also arrested by McLennan County authorities in Austin this week on a first-degree felony charge of engaging in organized crime stemming from the investigation.
Authorities have also issued arrest warrants for Zhao Chen Shi, 33, and  27, who are also alleged to have committed human trafficking crimes from 2016 through early 2017.
So far, authorities have identified 16 women they believe were working for the suspects in Waco, Houston, Austin, New York City, Indianapolis, Washington D.C., Boston, and New Orleans.
Investigators believe that Xubin and Ling were responsible for placing escort ads on Backpage.com while Hang and Chen arranged apartments and hotel rooms for the women.
“This really has snowballed into a much bigger case than we ever could have figured,” McNamara said. “The investigation continues, and we are not going to let up.”
Hang and Ling both remained in custody in McLennan County Jail as of Friday with bond listed at $250,000.
Ryan Saavedra is a contributor for Breitbart Texas and can be found on Twitter at @RealSaavedra.


Illegal Immigrant Gets 50 Years for Producing Child Pornography

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An illegal immigrant living in the U.S. by evading deportation was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison after being convicted of producing child pornography.

Edwin Velasquez-Curuchiche, a 40-year-old illegal immigrant from Guatemala, pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child pornography, according to  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
While Velasquez-Curuchiche was living in a trailer park in Lebanon, Tennessee, in 2015, he preyed on a family living next door, which included a 9-year-old boy, a 6-year-old girl, and an infant. Velasquez-Curuchiche gave the children video games and offered to play with them while their father was away from home.
In September 2015, Velasquez-Curuchiche was able to copy the key of the family’s home after he tricked the children’s mother into letting him borrow the key. The mother was unaware that Velasquez-Curuchiche had copied her house key. That same month, Velasquez-Curuchiche broke into the family’s home and recorded himself sexually molesting the 6-year-old girl as she slept. A month later, Velasquez-Curuchiche broke in again and recorded more videos of child molestation. Later that year, Velasquez-Curuchiche tried to convince the mother to give her 6-year-old daughter an adult dose of Valium to treat a fever. When the parents refused, Velasquez-Curuchiche tried to pay the 9-year-old boy to administer the dose.
In October 2015, the 6-year-old girl woke up in the middle of the night and went running to her parents’ bedroom as she was crying. She told her parents that someone had been touching her while she slept. Her parents checked the bedroom, but did not find anyone inside, leading them to believe that the girl was imagining the incident. Later in the month, the family came home and the 6-year-old girl went to her bedroom to grab a toy. Velasquez-Curuchiche was hiding under her bed and proceeded to grab her by the arm, telling her to remain quiet as he tried to convince her with a game on her phone.
The 6-year-old went running out of the room to tell her parents. When her father entered the room and looked, he found Velasquez-Curuchiche hiding in the girl’s closet and held him there until police came to put the illegal immigrant in handcuffs.
“No sentence can ever restore the innocence this illegal alien took from these little children,” ICE Special Agent Robert Hammer said in a statement.  “The fact that he would sneak into their house at night, victimize them, and film the whole thing highlights the danger he posed to the entire community.”
Velasquez-Curuchiche entered the U.S. in June 2013 and was subsequently apprehended. The illegal immigrant did not appear for his scheduled immigration court hearing, evading deportation and going on to live in the country undetected for more than three years.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

Plenty of money for ILLEGALS……AMERICA’S OPEN BORDERS

HOMELESS ELDERLY LEGALS in AMERICA UNDER MEX OCCUPATION

A Nation dies young, poor, addicted and homeless…. It’s the American dream as the rich get super rich!



According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the number of elderly persons who are homeless in the US will have doubled by 2050.



"In the first part of the Lancet series, “Inequality and the 

health-care system in the USA,” the British medical journal’s 

researchers found that these income-based disparities in US 

life expectancy are worsened by the for-profit US health care 

system itself, which relies on private insurers, 

pharmaceutical  companies and health care chains. It is also 

the most expensive health system in the world."


$1.4 trillion in cuts to health program for 
the poor

Whatever its immediate fate, however, the Trump budget 
serves a definite political purpose. It lays down a marker 
for phony budget “debate” in Congress, in which both 
Democrats and Republicans will claim to oppose Trump 
cuts as too drastic while they settle for a “compromise” that 
imposes devastating and unprecedented cuts and serves as 
the prelude to the destruction of Medicare and Social 
Security.

Trump budget aims to fatally cripple Medicaid

By Patrick Martin
25 May 2017
The budget plan announced by the Trump administration on Tuesday would cut more than $1.4 trillion over ten years from Medicaid, the main federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled, according to detailed analyses of the budget document by both conservative and liberal think tanks.
While White House officials sought to conceal
this truth, the impact of the budget would be 
to dramatically worsen access to health care 
for the 74 million people now covered by the 
program, half of them children. The 
inevitable result will be greater sickness and 
suffering, and earlier deaths, for vast 
numbers of Americans.
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney initially claimed that the $610 billion in cuts in Medicaid proposed in the budget overlapped extensively with the $834 billion in Medicaid cuts already mandated by the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Obamacare repeal legislation that was passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month and is now to be taken up by the Senate.
However, studies by the right-wing Heritage Foundation, the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and other think tanks confirm that there is actually little overlap. The White House has proposed massive additional cuts to Medicaid on top of those in the AHCA. The two numbers should be added together, bringing the total level of cuts to more than $1.4 trillion over a ten-year period.
By 2027, the end of the period covered by the Trump budget projections, annual Medicaid spending will be reduced by 47.2 percent, nearly half.
The budget document presumes that the AHCA will be passed by the Senate and signed into law by Trump. The AHCA effectively repeals the expansion of Medicaid that was a major component of Obamacare and led to the enrollment of 10 million more people in the program, mainly by raising the income ceiling for beneficiaries to 133 percent of the poverty line.
The AHCA converts Medicaid from an entitlement program, where every eligible person is able to enroll and receive guaranteed benefits, to a program based on block grants to the states, the value of which will be capped, forcing states to tighten eligibility, limit enrollment and cut benefits. Under the AHCA, the Medicaid caps would rise at the inflation rate of health care costs generally, a figure much lower than the inflation rate of spending for Medicaid recipients, who are generally poorer and sicker than the general population.
The Trump budget makes the caps even tighter, allowing them to rise only at the general rate of inflation for consumer prices as a whole. Since health care costs have outpaced the Consumer Price Index by a wide margin every year, this amounts to decreeing an annual cutback in the level of Medicaid coverage.
Who depends on Medicaid? About 18 percent of Medicaid spending is for elderly people confined to nursing homes, whose care is not covered by Medicare, the federal health insurance program for those 65 and over. Medicaid pays all or part of the cost for 60 percent of all US nursing home residents, more than a million people.
Another 42 percent of Medicaid spending is for the disabled: the blind, the deaf, those physically crippled and unable to work, and those suffering from serious mental illness.
The remaining 40 percent goes mainly to low-
income parents with children, although some states 
have extended eligibility to childless adults. More 
than half of all births in the United States are to 
mothers covered by Medicaid, with the figure rising 
to as high as 65 percent in a poor state like 
Louisiana.
In addition to the gutting of Medicaid, there are other health care-related cuts that will affect millions of working people and their children. One of the most nefarious is a reduction in spending for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The budget proposes to reduce funding by about 20 percent over the next two years, and $6 billion over ten years. CHIP covers the children of working people whose incomes are slightly above the level for eligibility for Medicaid, but still far too low to be able to afford coverage on the private insurance market.
The budget also cuts $1.2 billion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the premier agency in the world for detecting and fighting epidemics like Ebola and Zika. The resulting CDC budget would be its lowest in 20 years. The cuts include a 26 percent reduction in research on birth defects and developmental disabilities, under conditions of a Zika epidemic in the US territory of Puerto Rico, and a 10 percent reduction in the CDC’s office of public health preparedness and response.
In an angry tweet, former CDC Director Tom Frieden said the Trump budget request for the agency was “unsafe at any level of enactment.” He added that the cuts “Would increase illness, death, risks to Americans, and health care costs.”
Budget Director Mulvaney spelled out the real concerns of the Trump White House when he responded to criticism that the budget was heartless in its treatment of the poor, sick and disabled. “Compassion needs to be on both sides of that equation,” he said Tuesday. “Yes, you have to have compassion for folks who are receiving the federal funds, but also you have to have compassion for the folks who are paying it.”
“Compassion for the billionaires”—the new mantra of the Trump administration and of American capitalist politics as a whole!
But not even the American corporate media could sell such a political slogan. Instead, press reports have sought to muddy the waters and dispel popular outrage by dismissing the Trump budget as unlikely to be enacted. There has been much attention to declarations by congressional Republicans that Trump’s budget plan was “dead on arrival,” and that the budget committees in the House and Senate would write their own budget plans without regard to the White House document.
Whatever its immediate fate, however, the Trump budget serves a definite political purpose. It lays down a marker for a phony budget “debate” in Congress, in which both Democrats and Republicans will claim to oppose Trump cuts as too drastic while they settle for a “compromise” that imposes devastating and unprecedented cuts and serves as the prelude to the destruction of Medicare and Social Security.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan hailed the Trump budget document as a starting point. “At least we now have common objectives,” he said, adding that the “last president never proposed, let alone tried, to balance the budget.”
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said Republicans “dislike this budget almost as much as we do.” He continued: “Democrats and Republicans will tell President Trump and his minions to stay at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. Let us work out a budget together that will make America a better place.”
The top congressional Democrat thus held out the prospect of bipartisan collaboration with Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican reactionaries, whose main objection to the budget plan is Trump’s refusal to call openly for cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
Health care, pensions, food stamps, education, housing, science, art, environmental regulations are being gutted to pay for a multitrillion-dollar tax cut for the rich and increased military spending. Programs that are 
essential to maintaining the rudiments 
of civilized life in a modern, complex 
society—enacted under the pressure of 
mass struggles of the working class—
are being destroyed by two political 
parties of big business and a 
government of, by and for the financial 
oligarchy.



THE SWAMP DWELLERS

GLOBAL LOOTING of the POOR

TRUMP, KUSHNER  and FAMILY, BILL, HILLARY & CHELSEA CLINTON, MICHELLE AND “HOPE & CHANGE” PSYCHOPATH MUSLIM BARACK OBAMA!

Will they finish off America as they serve themselves and the super rich???

THE OPEN BORDERS PARTY of GEORGE SOROS, HILLARY & BILLARY CLINTON, BARACK OBAMA and DONALD TRUMP


DONALD TRUMP, HIS PARASITIC FAMILY, HIS GOLDMAN SACHS

REGIME and GOD FATHER, GEORGE SOROS… .global looters of the poor!

 

http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-jared-kushner-donald-trump-george.html



TRUMPERNOMICS: IMPLEMENTING OBAMA-CLINTONIMCS
 “CRIMINAL BANKSTERS WILL CONTINUE TO RULE AMERICA!”  Twitter Trumper
OBAMA-CLINTON-TRUMPERnomics: The Massive Transfer of Wealth to the Super Rich Ratcheted up!


The American oligarchy, steeped in criminality and parasitism, can produce only a government of war, social reaction and repression. In its blind avarice, it is creating the conditions for unprecedented social upheavals. It is hurtling toward its own revolutionary demise at the hands of the working class.

BUT WE KNOW WHERE THEY LIVE!

“The massive transfer of wealth will not go to investment, but to acquiring bigger diamonds; more luxurious mansions, yachts and private jets; new private islands; more  security guards and better-
protected gated  communities to segregate the financial nobility from the masses whom they despise and fear.”



 “Our entire crony capitalist system, Democrat and Republican alike,

has become a kleptocracy approaching par with third-world hell-holes.

This is the way a great country is raided by its elite.” ---- Karen

McQuillan  AMERICAN THINKER.com


America’s Super-rich Live 15 Years Longer!

………….. America’s Bludgeoned Middle-Class Dies Young, Addicted and Poor!

WE ARE MEXICO'S WELFARE SYSTEM
.... A Glimpse...
$640,000 and breeding anchor babies like bunnies

MURDER, RAPE, LOOT and VOTE DEM FOR MORE!
EACH ILLEGAL WILL COST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE 

$640,000 and then they go breed anchor babies for more!


America’s Super-rich Live 15 Years Longer!
………….. America’s Bludgeoned Middle-Class Dies Young, Addicted and Poor!

WHICH SIDE OF THE EQUATION ARE YOU DIGGING YOUR CHILDRENS’ GRAVES?

“Millions of middle class families have been driven to bankruptcy by illness and medical bills.”


“This dramatic contrast in life expectancy between the rich and poor is directly correlated to the growth of obscene wealth at the top among a tiny elite and entrenched poverty among growing numbers of people at the bottom.”….. BUT AMERICA STILL FINDS BILLIONS TO HAND TO MEXICAN INVADERS, WHICH INCLUDES “FREE” HEALTHCARE.

In the first part of the Lancet series, “Inequality and the health-care system in the USA,” the British medical journal’s researchers found that these income-based disparities in US life expectancy are worsened by the for-profit US health care system itself, which relies on private insurers, pharmaceutical companies and health care chains. It is also the most expensive health system in the world.

THE OBAMA CONSPIRACY TO DESTROY AMERICA: 

DRUGS, POVERTY and OPEN BORDERS

SOARING POVERTY AND DRUG ADDICTION UNDER OBAMA

"These figures present a scathing indictment of the social order that prevails in America, the world’s wealthiest country, whose government proclaims itself to be the globe’s leading democracy. They are just one manifestation of the human toll taken by the vast and all-pervasive inequality and mass poverty.”

AMERICA’S ECONOMIC ARMAGEDDON – The Impact of TRUMPERNOMICS
Under Obama-Clintonomics, the rich became VERY rich and we got the tax bills for their bailouts and crimes! Trump and his Goldman Sachs regime will double the numbers of rich and quadruple the number of LEGALS living in poverty. 

Half of US Fortune 500 companies pay next to nothing in state taxes

By John Marion 
25 May 2017
As the Trump administration and Congress prepare to cut federal taxes on corporations by trillions of dollars, a new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) documents that, among the 258 Fortune 500 companies which were profitable in 2014, the average effective tax rate levied by all 50 states was only three percent of profits.
ITEP was able to analyze state and local tax payments for 240 of the 258 companies in question. If these companies had paid the average state corporate tax rate—which was only 6.25 percent—on the $3.7 trillion in US profits that they reported to their shareholders between 2008 and 2015, they would have paid $126 billion more in taxes than they actually did.
Just a few examples give the lie to claims that there is not enough money to fund public education, infrastructure repair, public transportation, Medicaid, and other social needs.
In the eight years between 2008 and 2015, according to the ITEP analysis, International Paper and Levi Strauss had negative effective tax rates (-2 percent and -1.7 percent, respectively). Facebook and Intel had effective rates of 0.3 percent during the same period. United Technologies and Honeywell International, which profit from US military contracts, had rates of 1.3 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively.
In some cases, states have lowered their tax rates on corporate profits in recent years. Massachusetts, for example, had a rate of 10.5 percent until January 1, 2010, but has since stepped it down to 8 percent. The state has also set an absurdly low minimum excise tax amount of $456 for any corporation that cries poor.
According to the ITEP report, North Carolina has a rate of 3 percent this year, Mississippi between 3 percent and 5 percent, Colorado 4.63 percent, Utah and South Dakota 5 percent, and Florida 5.5 percent.
Individual corporations which threaten to move their operations from one state to another are often mollified with special tax breaks. Tax breaks are also given by states to large corporations in order to entice them to move. In just one example, Massachusetts and the city of Boston agreed in January 2016 to give General Electric nearly $150 million of tax breaks and other incentives when it committed to moving its headquarters from Connecticut to Boston. Given that GE promised to bring 800 jobs in the move, the cost per job of the government incentives was $180,000.
In addition to these two factors—low base rates and giveaways that are essentially extortion payments—are a variety of tricks used by corporations to shuffle assets and profits between states. According to the ITEP report, 27 states have enacted or partially enacted combined reporting rules in an attempt to quell the use of bogus subsidiaries in other states that have lower tax rates.
Some of the tricks commonly used in states without combined reporting are just a boardroom version of Three-card Monte. A June 2007 study by the Economic Policy Institute and the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center described some:
• Captive REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) pay dividends to their shareholders and can then deduct the dividends paid from the trust’s taxable income. The dividend recipient can then take a dividends received deduction. A “captive” REIT is a shell company for the parent, which owns a controlling share even though REITs are legally required to have at least 100 shareholders. By this means, the parent company avoids paying taxes on its real estate profits.
• Income Shifting: Not only is income moved to shell companies in states with lower (or no) tax rates, but intangible assets can be assigned. “In a recent case, a Massachusetts company had royalty income from third parties. The company simply contributed the intangible asset (a trademark) to a Delaware subsidiary. The subsidiary receives the income and pays no state tax. It then pays dividends to the Massachusetts parent, which qualifies for the 95% dividends received deduction.”
• Factoring of Accounts Receivable: A distributor or wholesaler sells its accounts receivable to an out-of-state affiliate at an artificially low price and says that the affiliate will collect from its customers. Because the price at which it “sold” the receivables is much lower than what the customer owes, the parent company takes a loss on its taxable income. The affiliate then sells the receivables to a third party at a higher price and claims that the resulting revenue is not taxable in Massachusetts.
• Captive Employee Leasing Companies: In one example, “a major publicly-traded corporation paid most of the employees through a separate affiliated corporation that ‘leased’ the employees to the operating entity. The employees then … were not included in the operating company’s payroll for apportionment purposes.”
These practices result not only in low effective tax rates on corporate profits, but also in low corporate tax revenues for states. In Massachusetts, for example, revenues from the individual income tax were $12.1 billion between July 2016 and April 2017, and the regressive sales tax added $5.1 billion to the state treasury. During the same period, corporate taxes contributed only $1.7 billion.
A January 25 report by Kim Rueben and Richard Auxier of the Urban Institute, titled “State Budgets in the Trump Era,” found that in all but 13 states corporate taxes make up less than three percent of revenues.
From National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) data, the authors report that in 2016 half of US states took in less revenue than they budgeted, and 31 states are struggling with shortfalls in their fiscal year 2017 budgets even though states are legally required to have balanced books at the end of each fiscal year. Moreover, “after adjusting for inflation, 32 states spent less in fiscal year 2016 than at their prerecession peak in fiscal year 2008.”
One other practice, codified in law, deprives state governments of billions of dollars in potential revenue. Hospitals, universities, and other large “not-for-profits” are not taxed, despite the size of their revenues or endowments. Partners Healthcare, for example is one of the largest employers in Massachusetts and owns some of its most renowned hospitals. Its yearly revenues are more than $12.1 billion, and according to its 2014 Form 990, $2.7 million was paid to CEO David Torchiana.
Harvard University, with an endowment of $35.7 billion, paid its chief executive $14.9 million in fiscal year 2015. Nonetheless, it is not satisfied with the growth of its endowment. The Boston Globe recently interviewed a recruiter of university investment executives who said, “Harvard was paying their people top Wall Street money for performance that would’ve gotten them fired on Wall Street.” From these commanding heights, Harvard pays the city of Cambridge a small “payment in lieu of taxes” and pays the state nothing.

Many states tie their individual income tax calculations to the federal Adjusted Gross Income, and federal tax expenditures like the deduction for state or local taxes are designed as indirect ways to increase state tax revenues. Federal tax changes under Trump, therefore, will have a cascading effect on individual income taxes in each state. It is too soon to predict the effects on state revenues, but it is certain that workers will be made to pay more taxes.