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Donald Trump Sends Club for Growth a Cease and Desist Letter

My Comments:  My latest article, The National Campaign of Trump Bashing exposed Club for Growth and who funds them.  Of interest is the fact that CfG tried to shake down Trump for a million bucks.  When he said no, they went after him.  Remember who funds CfG…Peter Peterson’s organization, and Peter Peterson is emeritus president of the Council on Foreign Relations.  That alone should tell you everything you need to know about CfG.

trumpsterDonald Trump had his lawyers send a cease and desist letter to the Club for Growth (CFG) over their false statements in television ads.

Among the million dollars that CFG is spending on advertising, is an ad which accuses Trump of wanting to create the biggest tax increase in history. What they fail to mention is Trump’s comment on a wealth tax to pay down the debt was made over 15 years ago and he has not advocated for it since. His campaign issued a press release:

“The misleading ad fails to disclose the details of Mr. Trump’s proposal, a concept he suggested over fifteen years ago and has not supported since. This is the very definition of libel.”

Also in that press release, Trump stated:

“I am not surprised the dishonest, irrelevant and totally failing Club for Growth has resorted to attacking the definitive front runner, especially after I refused to contribute to their pathetic group. We will be releasing my current tax proposal, which is a major decrease in taxes, in the next week and will continue to expose the two faced hypocrisy of the Club for Growth and the problems groups like this perpetuate within a broken Washington, D.C.”

The press release also accuses CFG of demanding one million dollars from Trump in exchange for his support. Fellow presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee is also criticizing CFG for spending a quarter of a million dollars in ads in support of ultra liberal nutcase Alan Grayson as he flirts with the idea of running for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat. CFG says they are supporting Grayson because he is against reauthorizing the Ex-Im bank.

That makes no sense, since Grayson’s likely opponent for the nomination wants to expand the bank. Grayson who is stiffing his wife and children will spend a lot of millions of his money to support his campaign which would surely tout it’s endorsement from the allegedly conservative CFG. That would make him harder to beat in the general election than his opponent.

CFG also bizarrely criticizes Trump on his statements on US auto makers that move manufacturing plants to Mexico. They would then send the cars into the United States for sale. Trump proposed a high tax for those cars in order to make it unprofitable for the car companies to do so:

  • “I would say very simply, ‘Fellas, sorry, you gotta move back.’”
  • “I’ll call them up and say, ‘Gotta go. I don’t want you in Mexico.’”
  • “I would say to the head of Ford, ‘Sorry, I’m not gonna approve. You’re gonna pay a tax, for every car and every truck and every part that comes across that southern border, you’re gonna pay a 35% tax, OK?’ That’s what’s gonna happen.”

CFG responded :

“Donald Trump’s threat to impose new taxes on U.S. car companies will hurt the American economy and cost more American jobs,” said David McIntosh, President of the Club for Growth. “It should thrill liberals and Democrats everywhere that Trump wants to create new taxes and start a trade war to force American companies to work where he demands.”

“Trump wants to unilaterally threaten a major U.S. manufacturer with higher taxes.”

“The strength of the U.S. economy has historically been our free markets. But, for the past seven years the Obama Administration has driven up costs for consumers by attacking free markets with costly regulations and executive orders. Now Donald Trump wants to one-up the Obama pen-and-phone method by threatening global companies like Ford with higher taxes to make cars for Americans. If Donald Trump gets his way, the heavy hand of government will get substantially heavier, and car buyers will be left holding the bag.”

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Sorry. I had to have time to duct tape my head before responding to the idiotic argument from CFG. CFG says that Trump’s plan would cost the US jobs. But Trump’s plan is to stop American companies from shipping jobs out of the country. The jobs would already be lost. The tax would be an effort to save them. CFG then says Trump would be taxing US companies. Not true. No US company in the US would be affected by the tax. The tax would be imposed on a foreign subsidiary of the American companies.

Since those attacks are so far out in left field, one has to suppose that CFG has an ulterior motive. They say they hate Trump because he is a liberal, then they spend a small fortune in support of Alan Grayson.

Am I the only one who sees the irony here?

Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 12

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Ephesians 5:11-13

Richard Mellon Scaife’s funding activities actually began in 1962, when he gave several grants to various organizations, including the American Bar Association’s Fund for Public Education allegedly for “education against communism.” Of course, the American Bar Association is funded by quislings like Bill Gates, Apple, Carnegie Foundation and all the other usual suspects, and they are supporting and promoting Bush 41’s ‘Rule of Law‘ for world government based on sustainability. Can you say fascism? Link. “Education against communism,” is a joke with these NWO funders. Check out the American Bar Association’s very edited article from their interview with Agenda 21 expert, Rosa Koire, and I’m sure you’ll get the picture of just who Scaife was funding! Here is Rosa’s actual taped interview, much of which was deleted and skewed by the interviewer.

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The total of Richard Mellon Scaife’s giving—to neo-conservatives as well as many other beneficiaries—exceeds $600 million, or $1.4 billion in current dollars, much more than any previous estimate.

Let’s take a look at a few of the top organizations this so-called “conservative,” Richard Mellon Scaife, has funded both past and present.

Personal Funding

According to campaignmoney.com, from 1999 through 2006, Scaife has (as his personal donations), under the name “R. Scaife,” made 10 contributions of over $200 to political campaigns, for a total of $19,000. Under the name “R.M. Scaife” he made 4 donations, for a total of $22,000. Under the name Richard Scaife, he made 23 donations over this period, for a total of $142,904. Besides donations to the Republican National Committee and various political campaigns such as Santorum 2000 and the Santorum Victory Committee for neo-con, Rick Santorum, he has also supported Political Action Committees such as the Pro-Growth Action Team, the Free Congress PAC (formerly: Committee For the Survival Of a Free Congress, which was founded by Paul Weyrich), and the Club For Growth Inc. PAC. His various foundations make much larger contributions. Let’s take a look at Club For Growth…

Club for Growth

Stephen Moore was the founder of Club for Growth, and he is now chief economist at the Heritage Foundation and was the former Wall Street Journal editorial writer who championed tax cuts. WSJ is owned by CFR member Rupert Murdoch and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal who owns 7%. Moore has been paid to promote policies for the Koch funded Americans for Prosperity (AFP), owned by David Koch, who is a member of the globalist Aspen Institute. Please see my 2011 article on AFP. Aspen Institute’s former director was none other than Maurice Strong, of UN Agenda 21 fame. Moore is also an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) “scholar” as of 2011. On August 4th, 2011, he spoke at a Shell Oil-sponsored plenary session of the 38th Annual ALEC Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, along with fellow ALEC “scholar” Arthur B. Laffer.

Club for Growth’s partners and allies include the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Peterson is chairman emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and former chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Another ally is the US Chamber of Commerce, who is so behind the invasion of illegal aliens on our southern borders. Link Link See Erica Carle’s short three-part article, “Who is in Charge of the New World Order?” about the Chamber of Commerce.

Joseph Farah and Western Journalism Center

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Most every conservative with a computer knows of CNP member Joseph Farah’s World Net Daily, but not everyone knows that originally, Joe Farah founded Western Journalism Center (WJC) after having worked for a short time for one of Richard Scaife’s newspapers. Farah worked for six years as executive news editor at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Then, in July of 1990, Farah became editor of the Sacramento Union after Richard Mellon Scaife had sold it to Daniel Benvenuti Jr. and David Kassis. The paper continued to lose money. After leaving the Sacramento Union in 1991, Joseph Farah and former Union publisher, James Smith, founded the Western Journalism Center — under whose aegis Farah later founded World Net Daily. Farah apparently now fully owns WJC.

In 1994-1995, during the Clinton years, WJC accepted $330,000 in donations from then-Clinton-hater, Richard Mellon Scaife. The funds came from a Scaife controlled foundation. Most likely this was done in the effort to gain support in exposing the Clintons. Other conservative foundations contributed as well — and it went dormant as soon as Clinton left office, but has now returned with another Democrat in our White House.

Here is the 2012-990 for WJC, and you’ll notice Floyd Brown is the President, and Farah’s fellow CNP member, Gary Kreep, is their general council. Farah claims he is against any Constitutional Convention, but several years ago, he allowed Gary Kreep to write an article in WND which claimed the recalls for a Con-Con from twelve states may not be valid. Why would Farah, who allegedly is against a Con-Con, allow Kreep to state in a WND article that each state’s attorney general needs to validate the recalls and then they need to be sent to Eric Holder for final validation. What does he think Eric Holder would say? Here is the full story Gary Kreep’s article in WND.

Scaife was also the major backer of The American Spectator, whose Arkansas Project set out to find facts about Clinton and in which Paula Jones‘ accusations of sexual harassment against Clinton were first widely publicized. The American Spectator is a monthly magazine covering news and politics, edited by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. Other major funding came from the pro-school choice Bradley Foundation.

In 1996, according to Citizens for Honest Government (CHG) records, CNP member and CHG founder, Pat Matrisciana, and Christopher Ruddy, who was then a reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a newspaper owned by Richard Mellon Scaife, “maintained a joint bank account in the name of Jeremiah Productions, now Jeremiah Films, that made modest payments to critics of the president.” Additionally, “internal records of Jeremiah Productions” obtained by Murray Waas of Salon Magazine, showed that, as of September 1997, “the bank account controlled by Matrisciana and Ruddy had ‘total assets of $3.069 million and no liabilities.

Despite Scaife’s seeming hatred of the Clintons and his funding of Western Journalism Center, The American Spectator, and Christopher Ruddy’s Newsmax, the latter two who targeted the Clintons with both truth and lies, Scaife turned around and on April 20, 2008, two days before Pennsylvania’s presidential primary, Scaife’s Pittsburgh Tribune Review endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Scaife also worked with Bill Clinton on his so-called “Clinton Global Initiative,” or CGI. CGI is a non-partisan organization that convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Each year, CGI hosts an Annual Meeting in September, scheduled to coincide with the U.N. General Assembly. Throughout the year, CGI helps its members – primarily corporations, NGOs, and government leaders to bring about change. (None of which freedom loving Americans would like.) Ruddy told The New York Times he and Scaife had changed their views on the Clintons. “Both of us have had a rethinking. Clinton wasn’t such a bad president. In fact, he was a pretty good president in a lot of ways, and Dick feels that way today.”

In July 2012, Ruddy was a member of the official delegation that accompanied President Clinton on his five-nation tour of Africa, reviewing Clinton Foundation initiatives in the area of health care, HIV/AIDS programs, education and poverty alleviation.

During the delegation’s visit to Maputo, Mozambique, Ruddy blogged for the Clinton Foundation website, “The Clinton Foundation demonstrates that public-private partnerships and strategic engagement of private citizens, community members, and local governments can achieve great results in health care. And as I saw firsthand today in Mozambique, this work is innovative in its scope and in its purpose – which is to ensure governments can own and maintain their own health care systems without further reliance on aid. I applaud the Clinton Foundation for bringing together groups and individuals from all sides of the political spectrum to build a world that’s more equal, more sustainable, and that benefits us all.”

Sounds to me like he’s now fully on board and in bed with Clinton initiatives.

Richard Mellon Scaife spread his monies around to a variety of organizations and enterprises. It would take a book to cover them all, but in Part 13, we’ll look at a few more of the neo-conservative groups he funded.