Mexico’s President v Ron DeSantis

Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted May 31, 2023 by Martin Armstrong

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) of Mexico is asking people to vote for a candidate who turns a blind eye to the US-Mexico border crisis. It is out of character for a world leader to dictate to his constituents how to vote in a foreign election, but migrants will be voting in the upcoming election whether we like it or not.

AMLO previously had a cordial relationship with former President Trump. However, he is accusing the GOP of being “very hypocritical” for condemning illegal immigration. “[T]hose who persecute migrants, for those who don’t respect migrants, because a migrant – as it says in the Bible – deserves respect,” Mexico’s president stated. More specifically, he does not want people to vote for Ron DeSantis. DeSantis has promised to deliver on Trump’s promise to build a border wall, stating he will declare a national emergency on his first day in office if elected. “I hope that Florida Hispanics wake up and don’t give him a single vote,” said the Mexican president.

Cartels are bringing fentanyl into America, but AMLO insists they are not using the Mexican border as their Silk Road. “(DeSantis) also came out with the same thing, about fentanyl, thinking that he’d get votes with it,” AMLO declared. “Let him start to see, because fentanyl is arriving via Florida (which does not border on Mexico) and we have to be informing people so that they don’t offend Mexico, so that they learn to respect us.” Wishing for a deadly drug to plague your neighbor does not sound like something we would see in the Bible either.

Former President Vicente Fox famously told reporters, “I’m not going to pay for that f—ing wall!” and it seems AMLO agrees. Florida currently has one of the strictest laws in the US to prevent illegal immigration under S.B. 1718, which many call the “anti-immigration bill.” Yet there is a distinctive difference between legal immigration and breaking federal laws by illegally entering a foreign land.

Illegal Residents Permitted to Vote in Texas

Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted May 30, 2023 by Martin Armstrong

The Democrats defeated a proposed bill that would require voters in Texas to be citizens of the United States. I could not simply enter a country where I do not have citizenship and vote in their elections. Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) brought Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 35 to the Senate floor where it passed in a 29 to 1 vote. However, House Democrats found a way to kill the proposal.

SJR 35 would have prohibited “persons who are not citizens of the United States” from voting under the Texas Constitution. This is  a massive issue since tens of thousands of undocumented persons have entered the US from the Texas-Mexico border. No one technically voted against the bill, as that would make the scheme too obvious. Instead, 54 Democrats registered “present, not voting” in order to prevent the measure from receiving the 100 votes needed to pass.

Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler) condemned these actions by saying, “An open border is the long-term strategy.” This is why they do not want people to provide identification to vote. You cannot even rent a book from the library without identification. The plan is overtly obvious and shows that one side of the political aisle has absolutely no respect for the US election process.

Feds Drop Almost All Charges Against Illegal Alien Driver of U-Haul Who Attempted to Ram White House Gate, Kill and Kidnap Biden

Posted originally on the CTH on May 26, 2023 | Sundance 

On Monday night Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, of Chesterfield, Missouri, attempted to crash a U-Haul truck through the security perimeter of the White House.  He was arrested while saying he was attempting to kill and kidnap Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Oddly, during the event the Capitol Police never called the bomb squad, never moved the crowd or media back away from the truck, and simply opened the vehicle and started placing the contents -including a swastika flag- on the ground for the media to photograph.  The entire event, including the way the authorities handled the truck, was seriously sketchy.

Kandula was then federally charged with threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict harm on a president, vice president or family member, assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, destruction of federal property, and trespassing, according to U.S. Park Police.  However, yesterday the DOJ dropped all the charges except depredation of federal property.

Considering that J6 attendees have been charged and locked up for simply parading around the Capitol Hill building, the contrast of the way the authorities are handling Sai Varshith Kandula is rather stark.

CNN — The man accused of crashing a U-Haul truck into a security barrier near the White House Monday night praised Adolf Hitler to investigators after his arrest and said that he aimed to “kill the President” if necessary to overthrow the government and install himself in power, according to court documents.

Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, of Chesterfield, Missouri, is in custody and has been charged in federal court with one count of depredation of property of the United States in excess of $1,000. US Park Police originally arrested Kandula on several charges, including threatening to kill or harm a president, vice president or family member. 

Kandula, in handcuffs and wearing a t-shirt and shorts, appeared in DC Superior Court Tuesday afternoon, US Park Police told CNN, and was held in custody without bail. He has not yet entered a formal plea in federal court – where his case is expected to continue with an initial appearance on the single charge Wednesday – and a lawyer for him in that case has not yet been named publicly.

The Secret Service said no agency or White House personnel were injured in the incident.

The truck, which carried a Nazi flag among other items, crashed into security barriers on the north side of Lafayette Square at 16th Street just before 10 p.m. ET, the US Secret Service said. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver may have intentionally struck the barrier, the agency later said.

Kandula made threatening comments regarding the White House at the scene, including that he wanted to kidnap and harm President Joe Biden, law enforcement sources told CNN. Authorities are considering the role mental health may have played in this incident, one source said. (read more)

Walk around the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, and you are a domestic violent extremist terrorist hunted by the FBI.

Drive a U-Haul into the White House security perimeter, waving a Nazi flag, while admitting you are trying to kidnap and murder the president and vice-president, and you are a bad driver.

Suspicious Eddie is, well, suspicious.

The Debt Ceiling = Pi $31.4 Trillion

Armstrong Economics Blog/Sovereign Debt Crisis Re-Posted May 24, 2023 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: Hello Martin,
The debt ceiling is pi!! = 31.4 trillion $
Coincidence? 😜
Best regards from Vienna and thanks for what you are doing.

REPLY:  Yes, very interesting. This is no doubt the major turning point on debt and this is on a global scale. It is not the collapse of the debt just yet nor the dollar.

The GOP’s Debt Ceiling Demands

Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted May 24, 2023 by Martin Armstrong

The Republicans and Democrats are refusing to agree on the debt ceiling crisis. The government will be unable to pay its bills and the US will default if an agreement is not reached. Yellen has reached out to every media outlet and large corporation in the US to warn of the “catastrophic” consequences. Of course, they’ve always managed to increase the limit in the past as America cannot afford to default on its debt obligations. The Democrats insist on spending with no end in sight, while the Republicans are demanding some sort of budget. Biden and McCarthy met on Monday to discuss, but neither side will budge.

Biden said the GOP is taking an “extreme position,” but what are they demanding? The GOP wants to set discretionary federal spending at $1.47 trillion for the next fiscal year, with an increase of only 1% in future years. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said this would reduce the deficit by $4.8 trillion in the next decade.

The promise Biden made to students must be repealed for the Republicans to accept the ceiling. Biden implemented this policy to buy young votes and had no fiscal plan in place to finance such a lofty goal. The GOP believes student loan payments are being unfairly subsidized by millions of American taxpayers, many who already paid off their own student debt. Biden’s plan also does nothing to address continually rising tuition costs. The CBO believes this cut will save taxpayers about $460 billion over the next decade.

Biden’s IRS Army must also be defunded. The GOP wants to rescind the $71 billion that the Biden Administration used to hire 87,000 new IRS agents. We never had a need for so many agents in the past, and it is unlikely that they will shakedown $71 billion from average American families.

The Republicans also want to take back unobligated COVID relief money. Six separate bills were passed between 2020 and 2022 and the government is still shelling out money for a pandemic that has ended. The CBO stated this would save the US $30 billion in spending over the next 10 years.

The climate change agenda is costly. Republicans are demanding that Biden eliminate some of the tax breaks his administration provides to green-friendly companies. They’re negotiating exactly how to position some of the perks for biofuel. In general, the CBO believes this will save the US $570 billion over the next 10 years.

Increasing America’s ability to become energy dependent is crucial. Biden ripped away America’s ability to function without energy exports on his first day in office. The country needs coal, natural gas, and oil to function and energy inflation remains a serious problem. The energy bill, labeled HR1 as it is of top importance, would also boost production of lithium, cobalt, nickel, and other minerals.

The Republicans would also like to limit social programs and government handouts. Able-bodied adults under the age of 50, without dependents, must work a minimum of 20 hours a week or they may lose their SNAP and food stamp benefits. Those who are unemployed but on Medicaid and able-bodied will also be required to work a part-time job. The CBO stated 15 million Medicaid recipients would be required to work part-time, and 1.5 million could risk losing federal funding.

Unsurprising since the neocons are on both sides, no one has asked Biden to end the blank checks to Ukraine. America has sent hundreds of millions to Ukraine and is receiving nothing in return. Our own border is overrun and yet we just pledged another $300 million of American taxpayers’ money to secure Ukraine’s border. The funding for this war will create unprecedented inflation and cripple our economy.

Project Veritas Exposes NYC Migrant Crisis

Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted May 21, 2023 by Martin Armstrong

You Voted for a Sanctuary City

Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted May 19, 2023 by Martin Armstrong

NYC Mayor Eric Adams is at a breaking point over the migrant crisis. He was in favor of the open border until buses filled with migrants, mostly military-aged men, began swarming his city. Adams was a fierce proponent of “sanctuary cities” and said all were welcome. Adams is out of options, and it has only been one week since Title 42 was revoked. He repeatedly stated that his buddies in Washington have failed to take his calls. What will NYC do with all its new residents?

Half of all hotels in the city have been cleared out to make room for illegal migrants. They are provided with shelter, food, a phone, and some funds despite breaking US law by illegally entering our country. “New York City is the hotel capital. We’re the hotel capital — tourism, visitors, sporting events, graduations,” Adams continued. “It’s a major economic engine for us. Almost 50% of those hotel rooms are being taken up by migrant asylum seekers.” The summer tourist season is merely the tip of the iceberg.

School gymnasiums around NYC have also been emptied to make room for undocumented migrants and parents are in an uproar. Parents are not even permitted to enter a school in the US unless they show ID and check in with the front desk. Everyone who works with children must undergo a background check. Here, we have undocumented men from across the world entering our schools. Adams claims that the migrants will not be there at the same time as the children, but there is not enough enforcement to keep the kids safe. Forget weekend or after-school activities.

NYC already has a problem with homelessness. Homeless veterans are being displaced from their shelters to make room for migrants. So the men who fought for our country are being removed from their shelters to accommodate people breaking the law.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul reached out to President Joe Biden to ask for federal assistance, as if money will solve this crisis. Biden and Harris have remained quiet on the subject. The White House is lying and claiming that border crossings are down. Every state is experiencing an influx of illegal, undocumented military-aged men from around the world. This may be a final straw for many middle-of-the-road Democrats. The US has been invaded from the southern border and no one knows what to do to address the problem.

America Has Been Invaded

Armstrong Economics Blog/USA Current Events re-Posted May 17, 2023 by Martin Armstrong

The end of Title 42 has been an absolute disaster. There is no telling how many migrants entered the border last week. These are not simply women and children seeking a new life. The majority of those entering are military-aged MEN who feel entitled to enter America illegally. These are not struggling individuals. American Door Dash drivers were sending food deliveries to the border as over 60,000 migrants lined up around the immediate border area in anticipation of midnight on May 11.

One extremely troubling issue is El Salvador’s recent crackdown on gang crime. The nation locked up all affiliated gang members and saw a drastic decrease in crime. The gang members who escaped had nowhere to go, and no one wanted to infringe on Mexico’s feared cartels. Neighboring Honduras was forced to follow suit after declaring a state of emergency over violent crime in November 2022. Guatemala would be wise to go this route as well, but gangs will be more successful when selling to people using the USD.

Haiti is in ruin and people have been attempting to flee for years. Venezuela’s economy is a glimpse at how well socialism works. Nicaragua and Cuba are also unfortunate examples. There is a reason people want to leave their home countries for a better life. Yet, there are no checks and balances. Every border state has said they’ve been overrun and overpowered by the huge influx of migrants.

An Afghan terrorist on the FBI’s wanted list was recently caught trying to cross the border near San Diego. Do people think this man was alone? On the days leading up to the end of Title 42, 30% of apprehended migrants escaped border custody. These are merely the people who were caught. Chairman Mark Green, R-Tenn. Admitted “we have no idea who is entering this country and being released into the U.S. interior.” Green commented that it is “chilling” to think of the 1.4 million migrants who already evaded Border Patrol under Biden before Title 42 ended.

The US has been compromised. The border is wide open and those who wish to come in without respecting the nation’s asylum laws may do so with little pushback. Our nation is already facing a housing shortage crisis, and cities with leaders who claimed to be refugee friendly are desperately trying to find a way to house and feed all of these people who cannot legally work in America. The problem is going to worsen in the coming weeks once cities realize what they have done by ignoring America’s border and permitting an invasion.

The Insanity of Illegal Aliens & the Plot of the Democrats Nobody Will Talk About

Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted May 12, 2023 by Martin Armstrong

I have worked advising governments around the world for over 40 years. In the process, I have learned all their tricks. The Democrats are using the RACE CARD to fool the public and destroy the United States. All of this total nonsense that the Republicans demanding ID to vote are racists because poor blacks have no ID is just total bullshit and not a single Mainstream Press has the guts to report the truth. When my children were born, you have to file to get them their social security number. There is NOT a single real American who does not have ID. You cannot get welfare, food stamps, or any social benefit without an ID no less enter a hospital. I would be in prison if I was hiring illegal aliens and paying cash under the table. Nobody can get on a plane or a train without ID no less get a job. How do you even get a driver’s license or buy a car without ID?

In our company, we have every race including blacks. I hired the first black Financial Analyst who unfortunately died – Robert Howe. To say that blacks are too stupid and do not have ID is so insulting the black community should be rising up against the Democrats who were originally the slave owners and have done nothing but exploit them ever since. LBJ was said to have told Democrats to vote for the Civil Rights Act saying: “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for 200 years.” What has been confirmed was that he always used the N-Word when he referred to them generally. Many want to claim Lydon Johnson never said that, but they cannot deny those were the words he would typically use. LBJ did tell a Journalist, Bill Moyers who did report what he said:

‘Well, I think we may have lost the south for your lifetime – and mine.’

The Hong Kong government knew I also knew the Australian government. They asked me if I could negotiate to buy land from Australia to allow Hong Kong to move before it would be handed back to China in 1998. I met with Prime Minister Paul Keating, then head of the Treasury at the time. No matter what I proposed the answer was NO. I even said I had a blank check and could pay off their national debt. The answer was still NO. Out of frustration I finally asked: Is this a RACIST issue? He responded NO. They were fleeing Communism and they would come to Australia and vote CONSERVATIVE. Keating was Labour.  It was all about Labour losing power if they let the people in from Hong Kong.

This is precisely what is going on and NOBODY in the press has the courage to report the truth. Blacks are not stupid and lack even ID. The ONLY people without ID to vote are all the illegal aliens Biden is letting in. As soon as they have a child, then the child is American, and then the parents can claim status as a family member.

The Democrats are flooding the United States with illegal aliens to change the demographics and assume all of these people will vote Democrat so they can harass and exploit all real Americans who have been born here and work for a living. This to me is not just insulting, it is treason! There is NO WAY an illegal alien can come to the USA and even get a real job. Employers will be prosecuted for hiring illegal aliens paying cash under the table since they will not have a Social Security number.

This is the plot to marginalize ALL Americans to impose by FRAUD their Marxist views where you will own nothing and live in a 15-minute city denied the freedom to even travel. This will not just lead to the destruction of the United States, but it will lead to civil unrest where the Democrats will rely on the army to gun down real Americans all for their Marxist agenda and absolute power. Our only hope is that someone will stand on the tanks and persuade the military to defend the people, not plow them down as Yeltsin did during the 1991 Russian coup.

These illegal aliens are housed at the border. What happens when they are released? If they cannot work, do they then start robbing people to survive? You cannot impose draconian taxation and enforce laws that employers must only hire people and collect taxes and then allow 20% of the population to be illegal aliens and then hire 87,000 IRS agents with guns and search eBay for people who sold a used bike for $600. Americans are being targeted while illegal aliens are flooding the country. Then they want to outlaw guns so we cannot even defend ourselves if people start storming houses looking for food and money. So many policies are just contradictory. Threaten our security but outlaw guns? You can’t reasonably have it both ways.

When I try to bring in staff from overseas, I am told NO, I should be hiring Americans. I have to spend countless thousands on legal fees for staff simply because we are an international company. I tell them just put on a sombrero and walk across the board and say they will vote for Biden in every state and they will let them in.

I have had a front-row seat in how governments around the world will always exploit the people for their own personal gain. Only a fool believes governments actually really care. They are only interested in maintaining their power. This is a Private Wave and they know they are losing control. They are now diminishing the black community using them as the excuse to usher in voting without ID as the cover for illegal aliens to repay the Democrats by voting to exploit real Americans so they can retain power. This is all part of the cycle and the end of the United States as we have known it. There will be nothing to leave our children and grandchildren but political chaos and insecurity. I wish we could stop it, but the mainstream press is so leftist, they are blind to their own destruction.

Cities Declare States of Emergency as Massive Numbers of Illegal Aliens Continue to Swarm the U.S. Southern Border

May 12, 2023 | Sundance 

Several border cities have declared states of emergency as the migrant invasion of the United States escalates.  However, it’s not just border states; many of these illegal aliens are traveling to metropolitan areas leading to New York and Chicago declaring a state of emergency.

[….] “Thursday night marked the end of Title 42, after more than three years of the public health order enabling the rapid expulsion of hundreds of thousands of migrants without a chance at asylum.  Just before the policy ended, a Florida court temporarily blocked border officials from releasing migrants from custody without court dates. Government attorneys have warned such a ruling would lead to dangerous overcrowding at Border Patrol stations not designed for long-term stays.” (Axios)

Most of the corporate media have tried to distract from the more than 10,000 illegal aliens now crossing every day.  Major U.S. media outlets are now ignoring the outcome of Joe Biden’s intentionally collapsed border policies. For several months Ben Bergquam has been covering the illegal alien invasion for Bannon’s War Room. {Direct Rumble LinkWATCH:

‘De Facto Amnesty’: Ben Bergquam Warns of DHS new Southern Border Policy