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Acosta plans to slash funds for sex trafficking victims
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He Man  Wrote: (07-11-2019 01:53 AM)
pooky  Wrote: (07-10-2019 09:19 PM)
A lot of people here on the forum obscuring the fact that nobody would know jack sh*t about anything if it weren't for Trump being president. You think anything would have come to light with a hillary presidency? Trump had a good life going and didn't have to subject himself to all this bullshit, but he did. And boy, has he shook the world. And the rats of the world are a scramblin. Acosta did what anybody in his position would've done and I'm sure it didn't set right with him, sacrificing his reputation to save his life and his family's life. Now he's in a better position, bad actors out of the way, knowing key facts about this case, I'm hoping he's aiming to right the wrongs. I'll give him that chance. If Trump or anybody else is guilty of sex trafficking, hang em up. But I don't think it's the case cause he's the one that got the wheels turning on it all. And if he was guilty of such, he wouldn't have ran for president and instead hide behind Hillary's skirt to limit exposure.

Sorry Pooky but that is all BS.

Acosta is cutting the funding for sex crimes trafficking investigations by 80%. That is why Trump hired him. And Acosta is the one that gave Epstein such a strangely illegal and SUPER light plea deal.

Now Acosta is lying about the rationales he is giving for that. None of this about the Clinton's. It is about Trump coving up his own child sex trafficking and child rapes with Epstein.

Trump wants/needs a lying cheating POS protector of child rapists and child sex traffickers like Acosta in place to cut investigations of sex trafficking and to cover up all of the strange goings on in Trump's past when he was trafficking child "escorts" with his fake modeling agency, raping 13 year old girls with Epstein, throwing wild sex with children parties, with lots of cocaine to get the girls addicted etc. etc.

‘Completely wrong’: Ex-Florida prosecutor calls out Acosta for lying about his role in cutting Epstein deal

"One of the principal arguments President Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta made at his Wednesday press conference in defense of his plea deal with billionaire and accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was that state investigators and prosecutors bore the ultimate responsibility for the direction of the case.

But Barry Krischer, a former Palm Beach prosecutor, quickly issued a statement putting the lie to that claim, saying that a much more comprehensive federal indictment was available but dropped after secret negotiations between Acosta and Epstein’s attorney:"

Tom Winter

@Tom_Winter
BREAKING / NBC News: Former Palm Beach State Attorney Barry Krischer says in a statement that Alex Acosta is "completely wrong."

He says a 53 page federal indictment "was abandoned after secret negotiations between Mr. Epstein’s lawyers and Mr. Acosta. " (h/t @MikeDelMoro )

Acosta’s role in Epstein getting off easy for alleged child sex trafficking is facing sharp new scrutiny as federal authorities open a new prosecution effort."

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/complet...tein-deal/

Will you please provide a link to this

Acosta is cutting the funding for sex crimes trafficking investigations by 80%.
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Fork  Wrote: (07-10-2019 05:55 PM)
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019...budget-cut

Alexander Acosta, the US labor secretary under fire for having granted Jeffrey Epstein immunity from federal prosecution in 2008, after the billionaire was investigated for having run a child sex trafficking ring, is proposing 80% funding cuts for the government agency that combats child sex trafficking.
...
The bureau’s budget would fall from $68m last year to just $18.5m. The proposed reduction is so drastic that experts say it would effectively kill off many federal efforts to curb sex trafficking and put the lives of large numbers of children at risk.
...
“This is now a pattern,” Clark told the Guardian. “Like so many in this administration Mr Acosta chooses the powerful and wealthy over the vulnerable and victims of sexual assault and it is time that he finds another line of work.”


They're just rubbing it in our faces now. They can do anything they want, prey on anyone they want, and laugh at us while they do it.

Is it guillotine time yet?

Trump needs to get rid of Acosta pronto. Bad, bad optics.

If they (deepstate asshats) are doing all this because they think Americans don't care or can't do anything about it, they are WRONG!
This is The ONLY Time We will Totally Agree.
This Acosta ScumBag Needs to Be Ostracized Stat!

I say Hang Him On the East Lawn Of the White House
along With Epstein & The Clintons.

If TRUMP is Going To PURGE Washington Of Shitbags,
Then ACOSTA Needs To Be added to the list.
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Post: #48
RE: Acosta plans to slash funds for sex trafficking victims
He Man  Wrote: (07-10-2019 06:21 PM)
Trump needs people like Acosta around to cut funding for investigations of people like Trump and Epstein. Scream1

Epstein supposedly wanted to get into the "modeling" business and the child "escort" business with underaged "models" because he learned the life style from Trump and they raped children together.

Trump acted like a ‘total beast’ at cocaine-fueled parties with girls as young as 15 years old: report

"President Donald Trump’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein has undergone renewed scrutiny since the wealthy financier’s arrest on sex trafficking charges.

The future president and Epstein reportedly were the only two guests at one Mar-A-Lago party, in 1992, where Trump arranged to have 28 women flown in for a “calendar girl” contest, which calls to mind some reporting that came out just ahead of the 2016 election.

According to Michael Gross, who has covered the real estate developer and former reality TV star since 1985, Trump was once known for throwing cocaine-fueled parties where teenage models were introduced to the real estate developer’s rich, older friends, reported The Daily Beast in October 2016.

Gross, who has also written a book on the modeling industry, spoke nearly three years ago to two men who had attended those parties back in the 1990s, and both men revealed how Trump took over corner suites at the Plaza Hotel to impress his guests.

Girls as young as 15 years old were lured to the parties with the promise that they’d meet well-connected men who might help them enter the modeling industry.

“There were always dramas because the men threw money and drugs at them to keep them enticed,” said one former guest, a fashion photographer. “It’s based on power and dominating girls who can’t push back and can be discarded. There’s always someone to pick them back up. Nobody wants to call home and say ‘Help me.’”

The photographer, who asked to remain anonymous over possible lawsuit concerns, recalled that Trump would go from room to room, checking out his guests as they partied with girls and young women.

Former guests recall “a lot of sex, a lot of cocaine, top-shelf liquor” — but no cigarettes, because Trump didn’t approve of smoking.

The photographer and a male model who attended the parties said they never saw Trump use drugs himself, but they said “he was getting laid like crazy.”

“Trump was at the heart of it,” the photographer said. “He loved the attention and in private, he was a total f*cking beast.”

Andy Lucchesi, who’s still a model, said he couldn’t be sure how old some of those Trump partners had been.

“So, he’s a man with a woman,” Lucchesi said. “A lot of girls, 14, look 24. That’s as juicy as I can get. I never asked how old they were, I just partook. I did partake in activities that would be controversial, too.”"

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/trump-a...ld-report/

this vid may help explain where the coke in question came from




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RE: Acosta plans to slash funds for sex trafficking victims
pooky  Wrote: (07-10-2019 11:59 PM)
LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-10-2019 10:39 PM)
It's suspicious when people bend over backwards to defend rapists, pedophiles, and those that enable them, despite mountains of evidence of guilt.

Makes you wonder why they're willing to contort themselves so extremely.

I understand.

I say I understand because I understand. Have you not seen some of LOP's more prolific poster's outright defend the Clintons? Bend and contort themselves so extremely, professing their innocence despite the mountains of evidence of their guilt?
It can drive one crazy.
I initially gave you a soft reply because I was so angry. Angry, because one can't have a civil conversation or being called accusatory names just for a reasonable conjecture.
I wanted to tear into you but I try not to emotional post. I've done it before a couple of times, although it feels good at the moment to rant or stick it to someone, I strive not to do it because I feel all our words will be accounted for. I'm trying to be more mindful of my words and the trappings of my ego.
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RE: Acosta plans to slash funds for sex trafficking victims
He Man  Wrote: (07-11-2019 01:53 AM)
pooky  Wrote: (07-10-2019 09:19 PM)
A lot of people here on the forum obscuring the fact that nobody would know jack sh*t about anything if it weren't for Trump being president. You think anything would have come to light with a hillary presidency? Trump had a good life going and didn't have to subject himself to all this bullshit, but he did. And boy, has he shook the world. And the rats of the world are a scramblin. Acosta did what anybody in his position would've done and I'm sure it didn't set right with him, sacrificing his reputation to save his life and his family's life. Now he's in a better position, bad actors out of the way, knowing key facts about this case, I'm hoping he's aiming to right the wrongs. I'll give him that chance. If Trump or anybody else is guilty of sex trafficking, hang em up. But I don't think it's the case cause he's the one that got the wheels turning on it all. And if he was guilty of such, he wouldn't have ran for president and instead hide behind Hillary's skirt to limit exposure.

Sorry Pooky but that is all BS.

Acosta is cutting the funding for sex crimes trafficking investigations by 80%. That is why Trump hired him. And Acosta is the one that gave Epstein such a strangely illegal and SUPER light plea deal.

Now Acosta is lying about the rationales he is giving for that. None of this about the Clinton's. It is about Trump coving up his own child sex trafficking and child rapes with Epstein.

Trump wants/needs a lying cheating POS protector of child rapists and child sex traffickers like Acosta in place to cut investigations of sex trafficking and to cover up all of the strange goings on in Trump's past when he was trafficking child "escorts" with his fake modeling agency, raping 13 year old girls with Epstein, throwing wild sex with children parties, with lots of cocaine to get the girls addicted etc. etc.

‘Completely wrong’: Ex-Florida prosecutor calls out Acosta for lying about his role in cutting Epstein deal

"One of the principal arguments President Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta made at his Wednesday press conference in defense of his plea deal with billionaire and accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was that state investigators and prosecutors bore the ultimate responsibility for the direction of the case.

But Barry Krischer, a former Palm Beach prosecutor, quickly issued a statement putting the lie to that claim, saying that a much more comprehensive federal indictment was available but dropped after secret negotiations between Acosta and Epstein’s attorney:"

Tom Winter

@Tom_Winter
BREAKING / NBC News: Former Palm Beach State Attorney Barry Krischer says in a statement that Alex Acosta is "completely wrong."

He says a 53 page federal indictment "was abandoned after secret negotiations between Mr. Epstein’s lawyers and Mr. Acosta. " (h/t @MikeDelMoro )

Acosta’s role in Epstein getting off easy for alleged child sex trafficking is facing sharp new scrutiny as federal authorities open a new prosecution effort."

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/complet...tein-deal/

None of this about the Clintons? Really, HeMan?
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pooky  Wrote: (07-11-2019 07:01 PM)
pooky  Wrote: (07-10-2019 11:59 PM)
I understand.

I say I understand because I understand. Have you not seen some of LOP's more prolific poster's outright defend the Clintons? Bend and contort themselves so extremely, professing their innocence despite the mountains of evidence of their guilt?
It can drive one crazy.
I initially gave you a soft reply because I was so angry. Angry, because one can't have a civil conversation or being called accusatory names just for a reasonable conjecture.
I wanted to tear into you but I try not to emotional post. I've done it before a couple of times, although it feels good at the moment to rant or stick it to someone, I strive not to do it because I feel all our words will be accounted for. I'm trying to be more mindful of my words and the trappings of my ego.

Just who's defending the Clintons ?

And why, if they were, does that make you so angry ?

Why do you defend everything said and done by President Mango ?
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LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-11-2019 07:08 PM)
pooky  Wrote: (07-11-2019 07:01 PM)
I say I understand because I understand. Have you not seen some of LOP's more prolific poster's outright defend the Clintons? Bend and contort themselves so extremely, professing their innocence despite the mountains of evidence of their guilt?
It can drive one crazy.
I initially gave you a soft reply because I was so angry. Angry, because one can't have a civil conversation or being called accusatory names just for a reasonable conjecture.
I wanted to tear into you but I try not to emotional post. I've done it before a couple of times, although it feels good at the moment to rant or stick it to someone, I strive not to do it because I feel all our words will be accounted for. I'm trying to be more mindful of my words and the trappings of my ego.

Just who's defending the Clintons ? I will not name names. Those that have been around here long enough know.

And why, if they were, does that make you so angry ? Perhaps angry is not the correct word, more like irritation. Refer to my comment above in bold for the rest of that answer.

Why do you defend everything said and done by President Mango ? I don't. Only when I know that they're wrong and or if it's lies.
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pooky  Wrote: (07-11-2019 02:36 AM)
He Man  Wrote: (07-11-2019 01:53 AM)
Sorry Pooky but that is all BS.

Acosta is cutting the funding for sex crimes trafficking investigations by 80%. That is why Trump hired him. And Acosta is the one that gave Epstein such a strangely illegal and SUPER light plea deal.

Now Acosta is lying about the rationales he is giving for that. None of this about the Clinton's. It is about Trump coving up his own child sex trafficking and child rapes with Epstein.

Trump wants/needs a lying cheating POS protector of child rapists and child sex traffickers like Acosta in place to cut investigations of sex trafficking and to cover up all of the strange goings on in Trump's past when he was trafficking child "escorts" with his fake modeling agency, raping 13 year old girls with Epstein, throwing wild sex with children parties, with lots of cocaine to get the girls addicted etc. etc.

‘Completely wrong’: Ex-Florida prosecutor calls out Acosta for lying about his role in cutting Epstein deal

"One of the principal arguments President Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta made at his Wednesday press conference in defense of his plea deal with billionaire and accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was that state investigators and prosecutors bore the ultimate responsibility for the direction of the case.

But Barry Krischer, a former Palm Beach prosecutor, quickly issued a statement putting the lie to that claim, saying that a much more comprehensive federal indictment was available but dropped after secret negotiations between Acosta and Epstein’s attorney:"

Tom Winter

@Tom_Winter
BREAKING / NBC News: Former Palm Beach State Attorney Barry Krischer says in a statement that Alex Acosta is "completely wrong."

He says a 53 page federal indictment "was abandoned after secret negotiations between Mr. Epstein’s lawyers and Mr. Acosta. " (h/t @MikeDelMoro )

Acosta’s role in Epstein getting off easy for alleged child sex trafficking is facing sharp new scrutiny as federal authorities open a new prosecution effort."

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/complet...tein-deal/

Will you please provide a link to this

Acosta is cutting the funding for sex crimes trafficking investigations by 80%.

Still waiting on a link besides the one in the OP that has been proven a lie.
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Post: #54
RE: Acosta plans to slash funds for sex trafficking victims
pooky  Wrote: (07-11-2019 07:36 PM)
pooky  Wrote: (07-11-2019 02:36 AM)
Will you please provide a link to this

Acosta is cutting the funding for sex crimes trafficking investigations by 80%.

Still waiting on a link besides the one in the OP that has been proven a lie.

The guardian story in the OP has not been proven to be anything but accurate reporting why are you saying that and what debunking do you have?

Acosta, Who Cut Deal With Epstein, Tried to Slash Anti-Trafficking Program by 80 Percent
His proposal came under fire at the time from a congresswoman who noted his sweetheart deal with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

"On Jan. 2, 2018, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta released a statement commemorating the beginning of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, recommitting his department’s mission to “ending practices that harm individuals, families, and communities.”

“We must act to end exploitation and abusive labor practices at home and abroad,” the statement said.

Absent from that statement was the fact he had already tried to cut a program by nearly 80 percent inside the Department of Labor dedicated to combating human trafficking, along with child and forced labor, internationally. And two months later, he would return to Congress to advocate for a second budget to cut the program just as deeply.

His proposal came under fire from a congresswoman who noted a chapter from Acosta’s past: As U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Florida, Acosta granted a sweetheart deal that allowed convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein to plead to one count of prostitution and serve out 13 months of an 18-month sentence prison sentence (in which he was allowed to leave jail to go to the office most days) despite allegations he molested and trafficked countless underage girls.

Epstein was arrested in New York this week under a new set of charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy, bringing Acosta’s actions a decade ago and his record as labor secretary under new scrutiny.

The cut to the International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB)’s budget in the 2020 budget —reducing the funding level to $18.5 million, attracted the attention of Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), who asked Acosta about the department’s responsibilities as they related to human trafficking during a hearing about his department’s funding request in April 2019.

“The problem is a large one," Acosta told Clark. "The Department of Labor recently issued a report and it actually detailed 1,700 recommendations that could be looked at around the world to address this.”

“That is excellent,” Clark responded, with a smile. “And I know that there are hundreds of thousands of adults and children who are victims of sex and labor trafficking in the U.S. Glad you are looking at it, glad you’ve detailed a comprehensive strategy.”

Her smile disappeared.

“But you’ve also proposed a budget cut, almost 80 percent, 79 percent to ILAB where this work is done, bringing its budget from $68 million to just $18.5 million,” she said. “I’m sure you’ve come prepared to justify this cut to us, but it doesn’t go unnoticed that this isn’t the first time that you’ve ignored human trafficking.”

“How can we expect you, the Labor Secretary, to fight for American workers if you couldn't even fight for these girls?” she asked, as Acosta initially stared at her blankly."

https://www.thedailybeast.com/labor-secr...ing-budget

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Judge Napolitano: Alex Acosta Will Be Gone By Friday
He should definitely go, but Trump made it about a screen test, not about his failings as a prosecutor in the Epstein case.

"Alex Acosta's bland performance at Wednesday press conference hurt his case. A couple of Fox News personalities actually believe he'll be gone soon.

On this morning's Fox and Friends, Judge Napolitano was asked about Acosta's performance and he said that if you read the transcripts Acosta did reasonably well, but watching his performance he was "not persuasive."

"I don't think he persuaded anybody he did the right thing," the Fox News senior legal analyst said.

Judge Nap continued, "He had a tremendous amount of evidence against Mr. Epstein and he should have indicted him and then negotiated with his lawyers".

When asked for his prediction on the fate of Acosta, Judge Napolitano said, "I don't think he'll be around by Friday."

On Wednesday's edition of The Five, co-host Dagan McDowell seemed upset at Acosta's plea deal and said he "should be gone by Friday."

She called the plea deal a "miscarriage of justice."

"It's better non-prosecution agreement that was struck in secret and the victims were kept in the dark, " McDowell said.

"And he seemed insensitive to the victims."

The FOX Business host also claimed Alex Acosta is not an important player in the administration, although many would differ since he's the Labor Secretary, but said he's gotta go.

Trump should quickly fire Acosta because of his handling of the Epstein case, not because he looked "weak" on television.

But we all know what Trump's priorities are.

That said, Trump does not like to look like he's being played by the media. He may defend Acosta until the Labor Secretary gets ripped to shreds during a Congressional hearing."


https://crooksandliars.com/2019/07/judge...ll-be-gone

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Barry Krischer is a Democrat. Jeffrey Epstein is a billionaire donor to Democrats.

Let's pretend like this has ANYTHING to do with Republicans.
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He Man  Wrote: (07-11-2019 08:07 PM)
pooky  Wrote: (07-11-2019 07:36 PM)
Still waiting on a link besides the one in the OP that has been proven a lie.

The guardian story in the OP has not been proven to be anything but accurate reporting why are you saying that and what debunking do you have?

Acosta, Who Cut Deal With Epstein, Tried to Slash Anti-Trafficking Program by 80 Percent
His proposal came under fire at the time from a congresswoman who noted his sweetheart deal with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

"On Jan. 2, 2018, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta released a statement commemorating the beginning of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, recommitting his department’s mission to “ending practices that harm individuals, families, and communities.”

“We must act to end exploitation and abusive labor practices at home and abroad,” the statement said.

Absent from that statement was the fact he had already tried to cut a program by nearly 80 percent inside the Department of Labor dedicated to combating human trafficking, along with child and forced labor, internationally. And two months later, he would return to Congress to advocate for a second budget to cut the program just as deeply.

His proposal came under fire from a congresswoman who noted a chapter from Acosta’s past: As U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Florida, Acosta granted a sweetheart deal that allowed convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein to plead to one count of prostitution and serve out 13 months of an 18-month sentence prison sentence (in which he was allowed to leave jail to go to the office most days) despite allegations he molested and trafficked countless underage girls.

Epstein was arrested in New York this week under a new set of charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy, bringing Acosta’s actions a decade ago and his record as labor secretary under new scrutiny.

The cut to the International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB)’s budget in the 2020 budget —reducing the funding level to $18.5 million, attracted the attention of Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), who asked Acosta about the department’s responsibilities as they related to human trafficking during a hearing about his department’s funding request in April 2019.

“The problem is a large one," Acosta told Clark. "The Department of Labor recently issued a report and it actually detailed 1,700 recommendations that could be looked at around the world to address this.”

“That is excellent,” Clark responded, with a smile. “And I know that there are hundreds of thousands of adults and children who are victims of sex and labor trafficking in the U.S. Glad you are looking at it, glad you’ve detailed a comprehensive strategy.”

Her smile disappeared.

“But you’ve also proposed a budget cut, almost 80 percent, 79 percent to ILAB where this work is done, bringing its budget from $68 million to just $18.5 million,” she said. “I’m sure you’ve come prepared to justify this cut to us, but it doesn’t go unnoticed that this isn’t the first time that you’ve ignored human trafficking.”

“How can we expect you, the Labor Secretary, to fight for American workers if you couldn't even fight for these girls?” she asked, as Acosta initially stared at her blankly."

https://www.thedailybeast.com/labor-secr...ing-budget

FY 2020
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION
DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT

For necessary expenses for Departmental Management, including the hire of three
passenger motor vehicles, [$337,756,000]$266,558,000, together with not to exceed
$308,000, which may be expended from the Employment Security Administration
account in the Unemployment Trust Fund: [Provided, That $59,825,000 for the Bureau of
International Labor Affairs shall be available for obligation through December 31, 2019:]
Provided [further], That funds available to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs may
be used to administer or operate international labor activities, bilateral and multilateral
technical assistance, and microfinance programs, by or through contracts, [grants,
subgrants] and other arrangements, and manage grants that were awarded prior to
December 31, 2019: [Provided further, That not more than $53,825,000 shall be for
programs to combat exploitative child labor internationally and not less than $6,000,000
shall be used to implement model programs that address worker rights issues through
technical assistance in countries with which the United States has free trade agreements
or trade preference programs:] Provided further, That $8,040,000 shall be used for
program evaluation and shall be available for obligation through September 30,
[2020]2021: Provided further, That funds available for program evaluation may be used
to administer grants for the purpose of evaluation: Provided further, That grants made for
the purpose of evaluation shall be awarded through fair and open competition: Provided
further, That funds available for program evaluation may be transferred to any other
appropriate account in the Department for such purpose: Provided further, That the
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate are
notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer[: Provided further, That the funds
available to the Women's Bureau may be used for grants to serve and promote the
interests of women in the workforce: Provided further, That of the amounts made
available to the Women's Bureau, not less than $994,000 shall be used for grants
authorized by the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act].
(Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2019.)


From op's article
-The bureau’s budget would fall from $68m last year to just $18.5m. The proposed reduction is so drastic that experts say it would effectively kill off many federal efforts to curb sex trafficking and put the lives of large numbers of children at risk.
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And if Acost get's the boot, I have no problem with that. Not at all.
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pooky  Wrote: (07-11-2019 08:22 PM)
He Man  Wrote: (07-11-2019 08:07 PM)
The guardian story in the OP has not been proven to be anything but accurate reporting why are you saying that and what debunking do you have?

Acosta, Who Cut Deal With Epstein, Tried to Slash Anti-Trafficking Program by 80 Percent
His proposal came under fire at the time from a congresswoman who noted his sweetheart deal with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

"On Jan. 2, 2018, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta released a statement commemorating the beginning of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, recommitting his department’s mission to “ending practices that harm individuals, families, and communities.”

“We must act to end exploitation and abusive labor practices at home and abroad,” the statement said.

Absent from that statement was the fact he had already tried to cut a program by nearly 80 percent inside the Department of Labor dedicated to combating human trafficking, along with child and forced labor, internationally. And two months later, he would return to Congress to advocate for a second budget to cut the program just as deeply.

His proposal came under fire from a congresswoman who noted a chapter from Acosta’s past: As U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Florida, Acosta granted a sweetheart deal that allowed convicted sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein to plead to one count of prostitution and serve out 13 months of an 18-month sentence prison sentence (in which he was allowed to leave jail to go to the office most days) despite allegations he molested and trafficked countless underage girls.

Epstein was arrested in New York this week under a new set of charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy, bringing Acosta’s actions a decade ago and his record as labor secretary under new scrutiny.

The cut to the International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB)’s budget in the 2020 budget —reducing the funding level to $18.5 million, attracted the attention of Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), who asked Acosta about the department’s responsibilities as they related to human trafficking during a hearing about his department’s funding request in April 2019.

“The problem is a large one," Acosta told Clark. "The Department of Labor recently issued a report and it actually detailed 1,700 recommendations that could be looked at around the world to address this.”

“That is excellent,” Clark responded, with a smile. “And I know that there are hundreds of thousands of adults and children who are victims of sex and labor trafficking in the U.S. Glad you are looking at it, glad you’ve detailed a comprehensive strategy.”

Her smile disappeared.

“But you’ve also proposed a budget cut, almost 80 percent, 79 percent to ILAB where this work is done, bringing its budget from $68 million to just $18.5 million,” she said. “I’m sure you’ve come prepared to justify this cut to us, but it doesn’t go unnoticed that this isn’t the first time that you’ve ignored human trafficking.”

“How can we expect you, the Labor Secretary, to fight for American workers if you couldn't even fight for these girls?” she asked, as Acosta initially stared at her blankly."

https://www.thedailybeast.com/labor-secr...ing-budget

FY 2020
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION
DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT

For necessary expenses for Departmental Management, including the hire of three
passenger motor vehicles, [$337,756,000]$266,558,000, together with not to exceed
$308,000, which may be expended from the Employment Security Administration
account in the Unemployment Trust Fund: [Provided, That $59,825,000 for the Bureau of
International Labor Affairs shall be available for obligation through December 31, 2019:]
Provided [further], That funds available to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs may
be used to administer or operate international labor activities, bilateral and multilateral
technical assistance, and microfinance programs, by or through contracts, [grants,
subgrants] and other arrangements, and manage grants that were awarded prior to
December 31, 2019: [Provided further, That not more than $53,825,000 shall be for
programs to combat exploitative child labor internationally and not less than $6,000,000
shall be used to implement model programs that address worker rights issues through
technical assistance in countries with which the United States has free trade agreements
or trade preference programs:] Provided further, That $8,040,000 shall be used for
program evaluation and shall be available for obligation through September 30,
[2020]2021: Provided further, That funds available for program evaluation may be used
to administer grants for the purpose of evaluation: Provided further, That grants made for
the purpose of evaluation shall be awarded through fair and open competition: Provided
further, That funds available for program evaluation may be transferred to any other
appropriate account in the Department for such purpose: Provided further, That the
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate are
notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer[: Provided further, That the funds
available to the Women's Bureau may be used for grants to serve and promote the
interests of women in the workforce: Provided further, That of the amounts made
available to the Women's Bureau, not less than $994,000 shall be used for grants
authorized by the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act].
(Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2019.)


From op's article
-The bureau’s budget would fall from $68m last year to just $18.5m. The proposed reduction is so drastic that experts say it would effectively kill off many federal efforts to curb sex trafficking and put the lives of large numbers of children at risk.

Here's a link

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/g...-V3-02.pdf
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RE: Acosta plans to slash funds for sex trafficking victims
LoP Guest  Wrote: (07-11-2019 08:17 PM)
Barry Krischer is a Democrat. Jeffrey Epstein is a billionaire donor to Democrats.

Let's pretend like this has ANYTHING to do with Republicans.

Trump is a republican Acosta is a republican, Trump has ordered Acosta his labor sec. in his cabinet, to slash funding for international sex trafficking investigations by 80%.

After Trump hired Acosta who got Epstein the sweetheart plea deal of the century.

Epstein gave money to Republicans also.

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