AS PROMISED, AMERICAN VETERANS GIVEN MUCH NEEDED HEALTH RESOURCES BOOST BY TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

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On September 13, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal 2019 budget into law. The president’s signature gives the VA a funding boost of more than 6 percent and pushes the agency’s total spending to over $200 billion for the first time, says militarytimes.com.

Surrounded by federal officials and local veterans, President Trump finalized the measure at a ceremony held in the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center. He praised the massive spending bill as another promise made good by his administration.

“With this funding bill we have increased the VA’s budget to the largest ever,” militarytimes.com quotes Trump as saying. “We are delivering the resources to implement crucial VA reforms.”

The bill includes $1.1 billion for the start of the VA electronic health records overhaul and $400 million for opioid abuse prevention within the department, both efforts supported by Trump.

These actions are badly needed as health record storage and synchronization within the VA has been atrocious up until this point. As for the opioid epidemic that has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined? American veterans of foreign wars have been hit harder than average Americans there too.

Veterans are twice as likely as non-veterans to die from accidental overdoses of the highly addictive painkillers, writes Barbara Goldberg at reuters.com. According to federal data, these figures reflect the high levels of chronic pain among vets, particularly those who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S. government healthcare officials have been struggling to stem the epidemic of overdoses, which killed more than 64,000 Americans in the 12 months ending last January alone, which the Centers for Disease Control sites as a 21 percent increase over the previous year. About 65,000 Americans died in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, Goldberg writes in her reuters.com article entitled, Opioid abuse crisis takes heavy toll on U.S. veterans. This is why the Trump Administration’s work is so important to surviving and disabled veterans. The changes in law give them a fighting chance at survival without torture through the VA healthcare system.

The final deal also includes the $1.75 billion increase in money tied to the VA Mission Act that was passed early this summer. The legislation will rewrite the department’s community care programs, expanding veterans ability to access private health care at taxpayer expense.

PRESIDENT TRUMP THANKED FOR KEEPING PROMISE TO VETERANS

American Veterans were strategic in putting President Trump into the White House power circle and they know he has their back in return. He even said so. “You backed me and I back you, that’s the way it works right?” breitbart.com reports President Trump as telling the veterans in his Las Vegas audience. “That’s the way it’s supposed to work in life.”

The president hailed the success of the VA Choice Act which allows veterans to seek private doctors if they face long lines at the VA facilities.

An American veteran who faced just such a medical dilemma was invited to the podium to speak. His name was Vincent Pitignana, a disabled Vietnam veteran Marine from Las Vegas.

Pitignana spoke of the gratitude veterans have for Trump and the VA Choice Act that allows for disabled veterans to seek medical treatment outside the VA with a private doctor. This is an important step forward in the healthcare treatment of vets and this veteran understands that intimately. He understands veterans will actually have options in the direction they take for their healthcare that go beyond red tape and inadequate VA doctors.

“I must say that I really am impressed that you and your government are focused on making our country’s promise to us a reality because you know what? We earned it,” Pitignana said to Trump. “No longer do they have to stand and wait and not get the proper care… that’s because of you.”

Trump promised to continue supporting veterans and noted that the Veterans Affairs budget was at it’s biggest ever and promoted recent reform legislation to give veterans more choice and to make it easier to fire bad actors in the system.

“We had people that really mistreated our veterans,” breitbart.com quotes President Trump as saying while pointing to “sadists” and “thieves” who used to run the VA system. “They are now being held accountable.”

The letter of the law is returning to American veteran healthcare as it is in greater America and much of that has to do with Trump. “President Trump is the first candidate and the first president to put veterans at the center of his campaign,” Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie says about the president.

The trend cannot stop now. More money has to be dedicated by lawmakers to the healthcare of those brave men and women who fight for our country through the U.S. military and this needs to be done now while our president is in the White House.

BOTTOM LINE

If this all gets cleaned up before 2020, there may be no need for Mr. Trump to come back. But that will mean the swamp is clean and American veterans everywhere, men and women, will have been provided with adequate funding for state of the art health and homecare that so many of them are still missing.

There’s plenty more work to be done. Our veterans need greater healing alternatives than they presently have, that go beyond basic Western Medicine and Big Pharma that they are still dependent upon. The money that President Trump has signed into law in Las Vegas is just the beginning. It only addresses certain although important aspects of what plagues military veterans who still needlessly suffer physically and emotionally in great numbers, but it is a good start.

 

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DON’T WALK IN FEAR, WALK IN FAITH – GOD’S MOVEMENT TO SAVE AMERICA COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

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This is the true story of a silent and powerful prayer movement that is sweeping America…

On February 18, 2017, First Lady of the United States Melania Trump (FLOTUS) led the audience in the Lord’s Prayer at a rally in Florida.  She was bringing God back into the mainstream of U.S. life.  And then she was attacked for doing so.

First Lady Melania Trump’s efforts to bring God back into America’s way of doing business is consistent with what her husband U.S. President Donald Trump has been doing since before the 2016 election through his support base with a deeply guided political direction.  He represents our country which houses the largest Christian population in the world and this scenario was all specifically predicted by several people going back long ago.

One prophet was named the Hermit of Loreto.  The “Roman Catholic Man” reports a fascinating story of a man’s encounter with the Hermit of Loreto, the author of the blue “Pieta” prayer book (which has sold over ten million copies), at the site of the Holy House of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Loreto, Italy.

Loreto is an important Christian site for Catholics and in this video Father Giacomo Capoverdi shares an amazing premonition by the Hermit of Loreto.  The story dates back to the 1980s where the hermit speaks about “A man who is living right now who I believe in the future is going to lead America back to God,” Father Capoverdi says.  The man named in this 1980’s premonition was Donald J. Trump.

GOD DID NOT DESERT AMERICA

If you get your news outside the mainstream you might be aware that there have been thousands of CEOs, judges, politicians, bankers, entertainers and the like who have resigned or been forced out of their elite positions and cushy paying jobs. This is no coincidence. Either is the fact that almost 52,000 secret indictments wait in court files as U.S. prosecutors prepare to further drain the swamp by prosecuting in military tribunals many of the really bad players who have tried to destroy America.

Experts predict this is going to likely result in a rough few months while the U.S. government is rounding up these people.  There’s going to be civil unrest and Martial Law and we’re going to want to make sure our families are prepared and safe.

We need to stock up on cash, food, and water and prepare for more hurricanes, fires, and other kinds of natural disasters, says Christian author and former firefighter Mark Taylor.  But when we come out of it America’s going to be a much better place.

In 2011 Mark Taylor also predicted Donald Trump would become President of the United States. That’s why he wrote his book and he says it’s all about the Trump Administration cleaning out the swamp.

“This cleansing has to happen,” Taylor says.  “Don’t walk in fear walk in faith.”

GOD IS IN CONTROL

We are assured that God is in control.  Everything we are experiencing, all the difficult times, the desperate needs of impoverished citizens, it’s all part of God’s Plan.  As is Taylor’s movie, “The Trump Prophecy”, which is only going to be shown for two days, October 2nd and 4th, in 1,200 theaters nationwide.  That’s it, so get your tickets now while you can.

God told Mark Taylor to premiere his movie thirty (30) days before the midterms “to help out with the midterms, period.”  The 2018 midterms are the most important election in the U.S. since the Civil War and that’s why we’ve got to go out and vote.  The future of mankind is dependent upon our placing the righteous politicians into a position of power and them changing the laws to make for a healthier and more prosperous society for all Americans.  We need to do that now, this year, pronto.  The swamp needs to be cleansed as soon as possible.  The fate of our collective future depends upon it.

IT’S ALL PART OF GOD’S PLAN

The Trump movie is based upon “The Trump Prophecies” book.  It covers Mark Taylor’s back story as a firefighter and how the “Trump Prophecy” came about, ultimately leading into a national prayer movement which ended up with God performing a miracle on November 8th, 2017.

“Keeping the most evil person out of the White House, “Taylor says, “and bringing in a man of righteousness, Donald Trump, period.” God’s Plan.

“The Trump Prophecy” is the true story of a silent and powerful prayer movement that took place during the 2016 election.  It was a movement that began as people across the nation started praying for our country where God would hear our cry and begin to turn the people back to Him.

A NATIONAL PRAYER MOVEMENT

The Prayer Movement is not over.  Many people all over America are still praying.  It was not a prayer movement to elect President Trump – that would be a short-sighted prayer and it would be putting hope in man rather than in Whom our hope belongs.  The prayer movement is much bigger as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance of what we can achieve. There are many changes we need to pray for.

Mark Taylor says he is affiliated with two “alive and well” prayer groups.  They are:

1)  strikeforceofprayer.com and

2)  rockingthewestcoastprayergroup.com

Many people are still praying five days a week for this country, our president, what is about to go down, and how we are going to react to it.

The bible says, Pray and He will heal your land.  It truly is time for us to pray, to turn away from our wicked ways, to have our sins forgiven and America healed.  There’s plenty of work to be done for everybody and our children and children’s children appreciate our efforts in the long run.

 

PRAYER CAN HELP YOUR FAMILY PREPARE FOR WHAT’S ABOUT TO HAPPEN

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It’s important to know the truth of what’s going on in the world so we can prepare our families to deal with difficult economic times while building a future with prosperity. For some it could mean the difference between life and death. Others believe we must be vigilant in our preparation now.

“We must be vigilant and prepared,” Joe Hoft warns in an article entitled, “GET READY AND PRAY TO GOD – The Time Is Now – The Imposters Are Preparing The Final Act in Their Coup d’etat”. The corporate executive doesn’t mince his words, straight forward telling those who voted for President Trump that there’s reason to be afraid at this very moment of what is happening to the man they elected into office.

Joe Hoft speaks from the perspective of a Fortune 250 Corporate Board executive, author and contributor at one of America’s largest political websites — the Gateway Pundit (TGP) — and he’s talking to Americans. He’s telling us that the sky is in fact falling and that it is urgent that we prepare ourselves and our families because our country is on the precipice of something awful.

“Either we’re going to be overrun by a power hungry ‘Deep State’, or we are about to survive one of the greatest attacks to America’s existence since the Civil War,” Hoft writes. And all we Americans have to do is figure out which one it’s going to be, and act on it. We’re going to have to be the difference one way or the other for our family’s survival.

“The Acts of the Deep State are as appalling as they are criminal,” Hoft writes. “An unelected and elected power hungry minority is attempting a coup d’etat of the Trump Administration.”

A coup d’etat of the Trump Administration is a very frightening proposition to those who voted for him. Big words about a mysterious conspiracy that the average American who only receives his or her information from the legacy media might find difficult to understand. If the mainstream news is to be believed – and we are beaten over the head with this concept every second of every day – Americans’ only problem is Donald Trump. We are continuously told all we have to do is remove the President and all will be well in the end. The mere idea of a Deep State is ridiculed by America’s media talking heads, discarded as being nothing more than conspiracy talk.

But not all Americans believe that way, obviously, since it was voting Americans who elected Donald Trump to be President in the first place. Americans who read outside the mainstream party line understood before 2016 that our nation had become burdened and encumbered by deeply rooted forces who were against Americans and it would take someone from “outside” Washington to be ushered to the “inside” to make some badly needed sweeping changes this country was in desperate need of. There was a swamp that needed cleaning, a war that needed fighting.

Americans understood that we had accrued for our children additional trillions of dollars in debt under former President Barack Obama and the U.S. debt to GDP ratio had increased to a whopping ratio of 40% to 100%. We learned in a sickening way that our families’ well-being along with our healthcare had been taken over by big government, who handed it over to the insurance industry, and America’s military was at war all over the world, as usual, in places our sons and daughters had no legal business dying in.

Americans understood years ago that ISIS had been added to Al Qaeda to oppose all things “Western”, which meant us Americans, and the Iranian nuclear arms agreement had never been signed yet it had enabled billions of U.S. dollars to line the pockets of major American, European and Middle Eastern businessmen and politicians. America’s borders were open whereby illegal and previously deported aliens, foreign gang members, and members of ISIS flowed freely across our borders, while our little daughters and sons were being raped and murdered by this unholy non-American invading army. Our leaders had given everything away. There was nothing left for our children. And that wasn’t even the worst part.

“The U.S. was giving away everything in trade deals and providing billions in a fake climate change agreement,” Hoft writes. “But the most devastating cancer of the Obama years was the proliferation of the Deep State.”

WHAT IS OUR TRUTH?

This has always been a difficult concept for most Americans to grasp, especially those who’ve never heard of this secret evil conspiracy or understood what it might really mean to our family’s potential for future prosperity. If we took the time to do the research and really understand the issues, we might ask, Who is this Deep State anyway?

Hoft defines Deep State as, “A small group of evil unelected officials” who “were given the reins of the U.S. Justice System, State Department and intelligence agencies.” He says these conspirators had banded together to pardon Hillary Clinton of her many crimes while spying on Donald Trump, his campaign, and his administration.

We know that President Trump won the 2016 election, but what many are finding hard to grasp is that a “small group of evil unelected officials” are attempting to remove our duly elected President from his rightful position. Many people appear not to really see it through all the smoke and mirrors promulgated by the media. And even if what Hoft says were true, what is all this leading up to?

“Their hopes lie in winning the upcoming 2018 election so they can impeach a man for no reason other than he is not one of them,” Hoft writes. Which is why the corporate executive tells us we better start praying to God.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DECEMBER 2017 TAX PLAN ELIMINATES DEDUCTIONS FOR ALIMONY PAYMENTS

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The burden of paying spousal support is about to reverse.  That’s because there’s a new tax law called, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), that was passed by Congress in December 2017, that has effectively abolished tax deductions on alimony payments beginning January 1, 2019.  Under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, alimony payments will be neither tax deductible for the paying spouse nor taxable in the hands of the recipient spouse.

This new law will apply to payments that are required under divorce or separation instruments that are:

(1) executed after December 31, 2018, or,

(2) modified after that date if the modification specifically states that the TCJA treatments of spousal support payments (not deductible by the payor and not taxable income tax by the recipient) applies forthwith.

This new alimony provision is not retroactive, and it does not apply to divorces and separation orders entered into before 2019.

Until this new law, paying spousal support could be considered a “win-win” situation for both divorcing spouses.  The payor receives the benefit of a reduced tax obligation and the payee receives the benefit of more income than might otherwise be forthcoming if the payor spouse wasn’t receiving the benefit of the tax deduction.

This change in law could now prove expensive for individuals who must pay spousal support, because the tax savings normally derived from deducting spousal support payments can be substantial for high-earners.  One of the biggest disadvantages of the new tax law is that it could affect the desire of a higher-earning spouse to settle with their dependent spouse, since the deduction acts as a great motivator for the higher wage earner to agree to help support the spouse with less income in the first place.

WINDOW IS STILL OPEN

There is still a window for the payor to receive deductions for spousal support payments, but that window is closing.  If you are involved in divorce proceedings, or you are thinking about divorcing, and you want deductible spousal support treatment for some or all of the payments that you will make to your soon-to-be-ex, the TCJA gives you a huge incentive to get your divorce agreement wrapped up and signed by December 31, 2018.

On the other hand, if you anticipate being the recipient of spousal support, you have a big incentive to put off finalizing your agreement until next year, because the payments will become tax-free to you.

Either way, you should contact a specialist in family law, someone who is experienced in divorce tax issues, to get the best tax results for yourself.  Tax-wise, waiting too long could turn out to be an expensive mistake for years to come.

Lastly, be warned that many otherwise competent divorce lawyers are not up to speed on many of the new tax changes.  So don’t assume that just any family law attorney is capable of guiding you to the best tax results in your divorce.  Do your homework.  Contact a specialist in family law who is up to date on the latest tax changes that might affect you.  Find out who can best represent you regarding your spousal support requirements, and other family law-related issues.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DECEMBER 2017 TAX PLAN ELIMINATES DEDUCTIONS FOR ALIMONY PAYMENTS

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The burden of paying spousal support is about to reverse. That’s because there’s a new tax law called, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), that was passed by Congress in December 2017, that has effectively abolished tax deductions on alimony payments beginning January 1, 2019. Under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, alimony payments will be neither tax deductible for the paying spouse nor taxable in the hands of the recipient spouse.

This new law will apply to payments that are required under divorce or separation instruments that are:

(1) executed after December 31, 2018, or,

(2) modified after that date if the modification specifically states that the TCJA treatments of spousal support payments (not deductible by the payor and not taxable income tax by the recipient) applies forthwith.

This new alimony provision is not retroactive, and it does not apply to divorces and separation orders entered into before 2019.

Until this new law, paying spousal support could be considered a “win-win” situation for both divorcing spouses. The payor receives the benefit of a reduced tax obligation and the payee receives the benefit of more income than might otherwise be forthcoming if the payor spouse wasn’t receiving the benefit of the tax deduction.

This change in law could now prove expensive for individuals who must pay spousal support, because the tax savings normally derived from deducting spousal support payments can be substantial for high-earners. One of the biggest disadvantages of the new tax law is that it could affect the desire of a higher-earning spouse to settle with their dependent spouse, since the deduction acts as a great motivator for the higher wage earner to agree to help support the spouse with less income in the first place.

WINDOW IS STILL OPEN

There is still a window for the payor to receive deductions for spousal support payments, but that window is closing. If you are involved in divorce proceedings, or you are thinking about divorcing, and you want deductible spousal support treatment for some or all of the payments that you will make to your soon-to-be-ex, the TCJA gives you a huge incentive to get your divorce agreement wrapped up and signed by December 31, 2018.

On the other hand, if you anticipate being the recipient of spousal support, you have a big incentive to put off finalizing your agreement until next year, because the payments will become tax-free to you.

Either way, you should contact a specialist in family law, someone who is experienced in divorce tax issues, to get the best tax results for yourself. Tax-wise, waiting too long could turn out to be an expensive mistake for years to come.

Lastly, be warned that many otherwise competent divorce lawyers are not up to speed on many of the new tax changes. So don’t assume that just any family law attorney is capable of guiding you to the best tax results in your divorce. Do your homework. Contact a specialist in family law who is up to date on the latest tax changes that might affect you. Find out who can best represent you regarding your spousal support requirements, and other family law-related issues.