Kamala Harris Reveals $100 Billion Black Homeownership Plan

by Daveda Gruber:

On Saturday Democratic Senator Kamala Harris revealed a plan to invest $100 billion in federal funding to help America’s black population buy homes if she is elected president.

Black voters are a big part of the constituency in the Democratic primary.

The plan would, as Harris has said, provide a down payment and closing cost assistance of up to $25,000 to people renting or living in historically red-lined communities from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She expects it to help about four million home buyers.

The California senator tweeted that “After generations of discrimination, it’s time to give Black families a real shot at homeownership.”

You can see her tweets here:

Harris was appearing at Essence’s Global Black Economic Forum and spoke about how homeownership could be within reach of many who can’t afford it now.

The program would affect residents in red-lined communities, which are areas the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation that has discouraged lenders from investing in.

Her campaign said, “If we eliminate racial wealth disparities in homeownership rates, median Black wealth would grow $32,113 per household, and the wealth gap between Black and white households would shrink 31 percent.”

Harris said, “A typical black family has just $10 of wealth for every $100 held by a white family. So we must right that wrong and, after generations of discrimination, give black families a real shot at homeownership — historically one of the most powerful drivers of wealth in our country.”

Her plan would look to increase credit access by alter crediting reporting standards to include payments on credit cards, student loans, auto loans, and mortgage payments.

Harris also pledged to work to expand HUD’s fair housing program.

Do her plans or proposals spur any interest? Of course black Americans might see this as a good thing but in reality, we are a country in debt.

The Democrat hopefuls for the 2020 presidential election are promising black people an awful lot of money but where is it going to come from? And why didn’t any other Democratic presidents help black Americans with becoming wealthier?

I think I may have the answer. The Democrats will promise the world to anyone who asks but the truth of the matter is that they really never come through with delivering on their promises.

Dems Want Health Care for Illegal Migrants – Which Candidate is Not Eligible?

by Daveda Gruber:

Another evening of Democratic debates was watched on millions of TV screens across America. Part two of the first time the candidates stood at podiums on a stage and debated was aired for all to watch. But no one has mentioned that one of the candidates is not eligible to run for the presidency.

Democratic presidential hopefuls went far left when they agreed that they would support healthcare for illegal immigrants. They also support no deportations of illegal migrants whose only offense is being undocumented and they want to decriminalize crossing the southern border illegally.

NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie asked the candidates, who were lined up on the stage, if their universal health care plans would include “undocumented immigrants.”

The candidates on the stage, who represent about one half of the candidates running for the party 2020 nomination, all raised their hands in unity.

The candidates seen last night include former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.;  Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY.; Eric Swalwell, D-U.S. Representative for California’s 15th congressional district since 2013; Pete Buttigieg D- mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012; Michael Bennet, D-CO.; John Hickenlooper D- 42nd Governor of Colorado from 2011 to 2019; Andrew Yang, D-businessman; and Marianne Williamson, D-author.

President Trump was apparently watching TV in Japan. He tweeted this:

The president was not the only one who had those thoughts. The New York Post put out the paper and on the front page was an image of the candidates raising their hands and a question was asked: “Who wants to lose the election?”

No one was safe from the mud-slinging. Even Obama was criticized by Harris for allowing the deportation of illegal immigrants she described as “non-criminals.”

Harris said, “On this issue I disagreed with my president because the policy was to allow deportation of people who by [Immigration and Customs Enforcement]’s own definition were non-criminals.”

She went on to say that she told sheriffs they did not have to comply with ICE detainers when she served as California attorney general.

The former Obama Vice President, Biden was asked if he would deport “an individual living in the United States without documents” if that was their only offense.

Biden answered only “if they committed a major crime” should they be deported. It is not clear what constitutes a “major crime.”

Biden was asked the question again and he said, “That person should not be the focus of deportation.”

“We should fundamentally change the way we deal with things,” Biden said.

The Center for Immigration Studies, Mark Krikorian, responded to the statements by accusing Democrats of wanting to essentially abolish U.S. federal immigration law.

Krikorian tweeted this:

There was another question asked by one of the moderators and the answer was given by candidates with a show of hands.

Candidates were asked if they supported making crossing the border illegally a civil, rather than a criminal, offense.

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., did not raise his hand and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper hesitated.

Biden, on the other hand, asked to clarify but then said that the “first thing I would do is unite families. He added that he would “surge billions of dollars worth of help to the region, immediately.”

This group of Democrats have hopes of being the leader of the free world, as POTUS.

What I saw was a group of people trying to beat each other up and threw into the mix that they thought President Trump was a terrible leader and that they could beat him in a run for the presidency.

Also, as many of you know, I research my work. After going through the list of potential presidential candidates, I had to open my eyes wide and see that one of the candidates allegedly, does not legally qualify to be president.

Yes, really. Michael Farrand Bennet is an American businessman, lawyer, and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Colorado since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, he was appointed to the seat when Senator Ken Salazar became Secretary of the Interior.

He was born on  November 28, 1964 (age 54 years) in, get this, NEW DELHI, INDIA.

The president is constitutionally required to be natural born, but foreign-born Senators need only nine years of U.S. citizenship to qualify for office.

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States shall be eligible to the Office of President.

The Twelfth Amendment states that “no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice President of the United States.

I’ve discovered that we have an ineligible Democratic contender. Why has no one else discovered this? Fact checking is important.

Stay tuned. Who knows what I’ll uncover next.

 

Dawn and Dusk

As a child my favorite time of the day was a toss-up between sunrise and sunset.  Dawn and Dusk.  Growing up in the mountains of Northern California was a true blessing as I was surrounded by the Earth’s art twenty four hours a day.  The never ending trees, the roaring river, the peace right before the beginning and ending of an American day.  I miss the tranquility of the mountains.  I like to think they miss me.

As an adult my favorite time of day is still the beginning and the end.  It’s so quiet at these times.  Like a secret only shared between Mother Earth and myself.  The mountains have been replaced by hills.  I will return to those mountains one day.

In between Dawn and Dusk is a good life.  Other than government oppression, criminals being released into our society to murder, rape, and pillage again because the money to keep them locked up is used to fund a “fantasy” train, and the overt lying from elected leaders, my life is good.

Sometimes I think about the madness that is happening while I drive down the road passing my fellow citizens living well.  Very expensive cars in line at a myriad of restaurants making our food or drinks.  Am I worried about nothing?

Lately the crime in my little town has grown.  A woman was murdered at a restaurant I’d been to before and driven by many times.  The parolee that shot her, while she was running away, took her car and crashed it a few minutes later.  I didn’t know the young woman. Neither did he.

Because of people who voted for Jerry Brown and Kamala Harris, and their unwillingness to keep monsters locked up permanently, no one else will ever know her either.

By all accounts she was a responsible young woman who moved to our little town to get away from crime.  Most people will call this being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Others will rationalize it “when your number’s up your number’s up”.

Neither of these things are true.

If the putrid cowardly excuse of a man had stayed behind bars she would be living her life right now, contributing to society in a positive way.

Maybe falling in love and raising a family or starting a business.

All of that is gone because society puts value in the wrong places and those of us who are physically capable of suppressing evil and willing to do so are told to stand down lest we find ourselves on the wrong side of the bars.

As I stand here today there is no longer a right side of the “bars” and although I still enjoy the sunrises and sunsets I am coming to a point where I can no longer tolerate the rest of the “view”.

A view that young woman will not have.  Never a laugh or a smile.  Never a kind word or another Christmas.

Never a dawn or a dusk…ever again.

 

Jason Kraus

02-26-2015

“Late Bird” by Jason Kraus

Restoring a nation one voice at a time.

www.aleadernotapolitician.com