Friday, January 19, 2018

Bazzo Says: Cigarettes, Drugs and Border Patrol

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BY ANTHONY J. BAZZO

OF YORKTOWN NEWS & MAHOPAC NEWS



This is from the website Rare(http://rare.us/rare-politics/issues/taxation-nation/seattle-attempts-to-impose-morality-with-ridiculously-high-taxes-on-sugary-drinks/?utm_source=on-site&utm_campaign=share-bar): “Seattle has decided to impose a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on all sugary beverages within the city with the hopes of raising a $15 million revenue stream that it will use for programs to help people ‘have better access to fresh fruits and vegetables,’ as Seattle station KIRO 7 explains. The price of Gatorade Frost Variety Pack at Costco, usually $15.99, with the $10.34 tax, shot up to $26.33, leaving customers with sticker-shock.”

I bring this up because last week I wrote a column, “Who really killed Eric Garner?” in which I stated that the nanny policies of New York City led to his death. This article, at the end, states, “A steep soda tax opens up the way for an illegal underground trade in soda. Before you laugh, realize that’s exactly the problem that arose in Philadelphia when similar taxes were introduced. In New York, these types of sin taxes led to stratospheric taxes on cigarettes, which buoyed an underground black market in ‘loosey’ cigarettes. Tragically, police enforcement of the tax also led to the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, who died in police custody after allegedly resisting arrest.

“His action, selling loose cigarettes, was only a crime because of these types of policies. Governments, including the City of Seattle, should avoid creating similar situations.”
See, I was right, and even out in Seattle they know it!

Any politician who opposes a wall on our southern border, and that includes Senator Schumer, Governor Cuomo, Congress members Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney, has no standing in the war on illegal narcotics. Their only answers are throwing more money at the problem instead of trying to stop the drugs from coming into this country in the first place. They, for political reasons, wish to treat only a symptom, not the root cause, of the disease.

Without actual border security, there is no way to stop the importation of illegal narcotics. To continue to allow the importation of unskilled workers (i.e. future Democratic voters), people who will continue to receive government benefits even though they do not contribute to them, these politicians are willing to sacrifice your children for their continued hold on power.

Here is what the Democrats are sacrificing your children for: The reality is, as people move upward on the economic scale and as they become more self-reliant and thereby need less government assistance, they need the Democratic Party, which promotes this assistance, less. As I have written in the past, the Democratic Party needs a permanent underclass. So, they need to resupply people at the lowest economic scale. That’s what illegal immigration’s value is to the Democrats. You bring in a bunch of people who can’t speak the language and, because of this, have trouble finding work, so you enroll them in this program and that program. That, in a nutshell, is really what the Democrats want and why they are willing to sacrifice your children.

You think I am full of it? Well, last week, the Democrats admitted it.
According to the Daily Caller: (http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/08/leaked-memo-dreamers-are-critical-to-dems-future-electoral-success/ ) "LEAKED MEMO: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success"  The Democrats have just admitted that this is exactly what this is all about, Jennifer Palmieri, a former Clinton communications director, circulated a memo referring to illegal immigrants brought here at a young age, the so-called “Dreamers,” as a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.” She sent marching orders to the Democrats in Washington calling on them to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.”

So, you see, the Democrats are being told not to make any deal. This is why at last week’s televised meeting, Sen. Feinstein said that the Democrats demand a “clean” DACA bill. No wall, just amnesty. By the way, most of these DACAs are no longer children but adults and are using “chain migration” to bring in their parents and other relatives. We were told at the meeting that 90 percent are either in school (read: college) or in the military. We are told there are 850,000 “Dreamers.” Out of that, as of last week, there are only 900 in the military and 300,000 in school. Less than half! Yet, you would think the majority.

So now you know if there is no DACA deal, it is not the fault of Trump or the Republicans. It is solely the fault of the Democrats. If there is a government shutdown over DACA, it is the Democrats who are shutting down the government to protect those here illegally over those here legally. As more youth succumb to narcotics, blame those who oppose security for electoral success.

This is what I say. What say you?
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Friday, January 12, 2018

Bazzo Says: Who Really Killed Eric Gardner?

Bazzo Says: 
BY ANTHONY J. BAZZO

OF YORKTOWN NEWS & MAHOPAC NEWS



Last week, Erica Gardner died. She was the daughter of Eric Gardner, who died while resisting arrest for selling individual cigarettes, otherwise known as “loosies.” Most news stories about her death begin this way: “Erica Gardner, daughter of Eric Gardner, who died from a police choke-hold screaming ‘I can’t breath...’ ” This event lead Erica to become an activist against police brutality.

All reports leave out the reason why police were subduing him. The reports leave out that a grand jury did not find the officer used an illegal choke-hold. The reports leave out the fact that Eric Gardner died of a heart attack brought on by an asthma attack and that he was overweight. The reports leave out the fact that neither the Obama nor Trump Justice Departments have found that the police denied Eric Gardner his civil rights.

The biggest fact the reports always fail to mention is that Eric Gardner was being arrested on orders from Mayor De Blasio, who was directing the police department to crack down on people selling loosies.  Why? Easy. Follow the money. New York City was losing tax dollars because of these illegal sales. In New York City, that tax is $5.85 a pack. In New York State, slightly less. In fact, New York cigarette taxes are the highest in the nation (what else is new?).

In fact, according to the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade, cigarette smuggling compared to drug smuggling is the preferred criminal endeavor because, as the laws are written, it is an extremely low risk/high reward criminal enterprise. In New York, it is an $11 billion business. At the end of 2017, New York seized $6.6 million worth of illegal tobacco products, up by more than $1 million from 2016. The booty from bootlegging funds organized crime and terrorism.

We are being told we need the high taxes to prevent smoking. In fact, smoking is at its lowest in decades because of the taxes. Here is the truth: Legal cigarette purchases are the lowest in decades. Truth is, people did not stop smoking. OK, maybe some did, but as money always find a way, people just stopped buying legal cigarettes. Last November, the Tax Foundation issued a report stating that bootleg purchases amount to 60 percent of all purchases. This means more cigarettes are sold illegally then legally. Like prohibition before it, government social engineering has caused an unintended consequence, for history has proved this, of encouraging criminal behavior.

The answer does not lay in more enforcement nor higher penalties. Prohibition proved those methods do not work. Government always fails when trying to criminalize human behavior. No, the answer is lowering the taxes as to make bootlegging not so profitable. When taxes were reasonable and the price of a pack of smokes did not cost an arm and a leg, bootlegging though it was happening, was not nearly as prevalent. Neither was the selling of loosies.

The sad fact is had nanny Bloomberg, nanny DeBlasio, nanny New York State government tried not to social engineer human behavior because they do not like something (and if they do not like it, neither should you), both Eric and Erica Gardner would probably be alive today.

Last week, as he gears up for re-election, state Sen. David Carlucci announced his intentions to propose a law taxing vaping, which as of now is not. Here is proof of another dunce who will not learn the lessons of history.

This is what I say. What say you?

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