The New Switzerland

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, your money launderers and Oligarchs?

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, your money launderers and Oligarchs?

 

“After years of lambasting other countries for helping rich Americans hide their money offshore, the U.S. is emerging as a leading tax and secrecy haven for rich foreigners. By resisting new global disclosure standards, the U.S. is creating a hot new market, becoming the go-to place to stash foreign wealth. Everyone from London lawyers to Swiss trust companies is getting in on the act, helping the world’s rich move accounts from places like the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands to Nevada, Wyoming, and South Dakota.

“How ironic—no, how perverse—that the USA, which has been so sanctimonious in its condemnation of Swiss banks, has become the banking secrecy jurisdiction du jour,” wrote Peter A. Cotorceanu, a lawyer at Anaford AG, a Zurich law firm, in a recent legal journal. “That ‘giant sucking sound’ you hear? It is the sound of money rushing to the USA.””

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-27/the-world-s-favorite-new-tax-haven-is-the-united-states

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How Trump is Right on Immigration

Fixing a Problem Niagara Falls 1969

Niagara Falls 1969

 

It’s Broken. Turn it Off. Fix it.

The first World Trade Tower bombing should have been a hint.

9/11 should have been the final proof.

Instead both Parties and the special interests which reap a financial windfall from the immigration industry decided that a thousand American lives here and there, killed or maimed, every now and then is an acceptable price to pay for the benefits which they derive.

Consequently we have an immigration system overseen by a Department of Homeland Security which is more focused on and successful pursuing and attacking critics and whistleblowers than they are at defending the country.

In fact, DHS is now more an existential threat to the nation than the enemies it is charged with monitoring and countering.

The corruption within DHS is unprecedented.  It rivals the level of corruption which  brought down the Soviet Union.  And the corruption is likely only to get worse as DHS refuses to address the corrupt hiring practices which are a major factor in it consistently being ranked as one of the worse places to work within the Federal Government.

The head of the VA, another government agency currently under fire for gross mismanagement and corruption, recently asserted that: “You can’t fire your way to excellence.” Not true. And every American with a touch of common sense knows it.

Firing is often the first step to fixing a problem, whether it’s in the public or private sector. And so maybe, just maybe it’s finally time, after more than 20 years of failure by the political class to fix the immigration problem for  American voters to take the first step and say to their failed leaders :

You’re Fired!

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The Sater Factor: Will President Trump Keep AG Loretta Lynch and Her Team?

The AP has raised the Felix Sater story again as a possible factor in the 2016 Presidential race. Is Felix Sater an American hero as his well paid lawyer insist? Or is he something else? A mistake by Federal Law Enforcement and Intelligence agencies which the powers to be across all three branches of government are afraid to admit or even to see discussed in an open society? A mistake embedded with a gross miscarriage of justice which leaves an unfortunate impression that organized crime now holds a safe refuge within our judicial system where the witness protection plan has in effect become a criminal protection plan?

http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:29c255c0b69a48258ecae69a61612537

 

 

 

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Black Swan Down?

Will a Black Swan event drop Mikhail Khodorkovsky into the Kremlin? Lenin’s Second Coming or a False Dmitri?

The problem with Black Swan events is that they can happen anywhere and is being so obvious about pushing for regime change against an opponent who won’t back down, smart?

 

 

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Former GSA Official Indicted

“Senior executives set an example for everyone in an agency,” Miller said. “If they are cutting corners, fudging facts, or cheating even in small things, it sends a message that it’s okay to for everyone to do these things.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/09/25/federal-grand-jury-indicts-former-gsa-official-on-charges-of-fraud/?wpisrc=nl_fed&wpmm=1

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SERCO? Isn’t this the same company processing and storing our immigartion records? British?

After months of waiting, the Federal government responded to News 4’s request for information on an Affordable Care Act application processing center in Wentzville, Missouri.

In May 2014, employees at the Wentzville facility run by Serco complained to News 4 that they were sitting around with no work to do.

One employee told News 4 they passed the time by playing “Pictionary on a dry erase board. We played 20 questions.”

Employees at the plants in Kentucky and Arkansas, also hired to process the paper applications for the ACA, made the same claims…

…According to CMS records, from October 2013 through March of 2014, Serco processed 271,341 paper applications. That’s less than 5% of the anticipated workload.

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Does This Go For Every Government Agency?

‘The misconduct we’ve seen of too many facilities, with long wait times and veterans denied care, and folks cooking the books, is outrageous and inexcusable,’ Obama said, waking up the crowd’s enthusiasm.

‘We’re focused on this at the highest levels. We are going to get to the bottom of these problems, we are going to fix what is wrong.’

‘We are going to do right by you and we are going to do right by your families,’ he said, earning his only spontaneous hoots and shouts. ‘And that is a solemn pledge of commitment that I’m making to you here.’

The VA, he said, has been given ‘the authority to more quickly remove senior executives who don’t meet our high standards. If you engage in unethical practices or cover up a serious problem, you should be and will be fired.’

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