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  • U.S. Cuts $300 Million In Aid To Pakistan; Says It's Failing To Fight Militants

    09/02/2018 4:03:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | September 2, 20183:48 PM ET | Emily Sullivan
    In the latest blow to already fragile ties between the United States and Pakistan, the Defense Department said on Saturday it has suspended $300 million in funding to Islamabad over what it calls the government's failure to take action against terrorists. The suspension is part of a broader pullback in military aid for Pakistan announced by the Trump administration in January. The administration says Pakistan is not taking strong enough steps to combat the Taliban and other groups. Pakistan, which serves as a key route for transporting supplies to U.S. forces in Afghanistan, has repeatedly denied harboring terrorists. The aid...
  • Trump wants second round of tax cuts this year

    06/29/2018 6:38:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 81 replies
    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Friday said he wanted to further lower the corporate tax rate, from 21 percent to 20 percent, as part of a second round of tax cuts later this year. Trump, in an interview with Fox News to mark the six-month anniversary of the $1.5 trillion tax cut law Republicans passed last year, said other parts of the new tax plan would be tailored to the middle class. “One of the things we’re thinking about is bringing the 21 percent down to 20 and for the most part, the rest of it will go right...
  • Utilities Coast-to-Coast Announce Customer Rate Cuts Due to Tax Reform

    01/09/2018 1:55:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 9, 2018 | Craig Bannister
    Utility companies annouce plans to reduce customers' energy costs. (Screenshot) From Washington, DC to Washington state, utility companies are crediting passage of Republicans’ Tax Cut and Jobs Act for their plans to lower their retail customers’ monthly bills. Company press releases announcing the rate-cut plans specifically cite “the decrease in the Corporate Tax Rate from 35 percent to 21 percent” as the reason for reducing energy rates. The utility companies that have reported plans to cut rates, thus far, include: Pepco plans to lower the bills of 296,000 electric customers in the District of Columbia, Pepco and Delmava Power...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio thinks the GOP tax plan helps corporations too much

    12/30/2017 6:12:11 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 68 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | December 29, 2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    Sen. Marco Rubio says the GOP "probably went too far" in slashing the tax burden on corporations. The Florida Republican told the News-Press of Fort Myers that corporations will largely use their major tax cut to buy back shares or increase dividends to shareholders — which "isn't going to create dramatic economic growth." "If I were king for a day, this tax bill would have looked different. I thought we probably went too far on (helping) corporations," Rubio told the newspaper in the interview published Friday. "By and large, you're going to see a lot of these multinationals buy back...
  • Man on drug called ‘wasp’ breaks into home, cuts throat in front of mother and children

    12/27/2017 9:09:25 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    WNCN ^ | 12/26/17 | WKRN staff
    NASHVILLE, TN (WKRN) – A Lawrence County man was arrested after terrorizing a family and causing tremendous harm to himself while being under the influence of a dangerous drug. Deputies said Danny Hollis Jr. was smoking something called wasp, a mixture of meth and bug spray. On Monday night around 7 p.m. on Gimlet Road, deputies responded to a call about a naked man inside a house. Investigators said Hollis broke into the home, sat at the family dinner table and cut his own throat in front of four children and a mother. “This man walks in. The family is...
  • Senate Passes Massive Tax Reform Legislation

    12/01/2017 11:04:04 PM PST · by usar91B · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/02/2017 1:54 AM | Juliegrace Brufke and Kerry Picket
    "With 51 Republican votes, the Senate narrowly approved a massive bill early Saturday that would cut taxes for many Americans, nearly double the standard deduction and dramatically reduce the corporate rate — all while adding more than $1 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. Senate Republicans passed the measure just hours after having to rewrite the legislation Friday evening, providing them with their first major legislative win of the year. GOP lawmakers scrambled to revise their bill after the parliamentarian ruled the deficit trigger — a necessary component to sway key lawmakers to get on board with the...
  • RNC Cuts Off Moore

    11/14/2017 3:08:14 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/17 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    The national party pulls out of a fundraising pact with the Alabama candidate, further isolating him. The Republican National Committee is withdrawing its support for besieged Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, leaving him increasingly isolated as he confronts charges of sexual misconduct with teenagers. The RNC is pulling out of a joint fundraising agreement it had with Moore, according to a senior party official briefed on the decision. It is also canceling a field program it had set up ahead of the state’s Dec. 12 special election. The committee had about a dozen paid canvassers in Alabama working for Moore....
  • Uncertainty over Trump infrastructure plan jeopardizes transit projects, jobs

    09/22/2017 10:14:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 9, 2017 | Damian Paletta and Mike Debonis (WaPost)
    Dozens of public transit projects around the country are in danger of stalling as the White House's plan to boost U.S. infrastructure fails to gain momentum - with thousands of jobs at risk. The uncertainty over these projects has worsened in recent days as President Donald Trump - who had vowed to make the week's focus infrastructure - faced a series of distractions, including a congressional hearing featuring former FBI director James Comey. The president, who had called for $1 trillion in new infrastructure programs to create millions of jobs, now faces an increasing probability that not only will his...
  • CNN Cuts Feed After Senator Objects to Clinton Foundation Atty Joining ‘Independent’ Counsel

    06/13/2017 9:24:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/17 | Joel B. Pollak
    NN cut away from a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday morning, seconds after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) raised concerns that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had hired a former Clinton Foundation attorney to assist with the probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Graham was questioning Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was sitting in for Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Democrats have long accused the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia, though no evidence has emerged. There is also speculation that Special Counsel Mueller will probe allegations of obstruction of justice against President Donald Trump. Earlier this...
  • Thousands..62%..Dropped From GA Food Stamp Program After Work Mandate

    05/26/2017 10:44:10 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 77 replies
    WABE 90.1 NPR/AP ^ | May 25, 2017 | Seth Wenig
    More than half of food stamp recipients in 21 Georgia counties have been dropped from the program after the state instituted work requirements. State figures released this week revealed that 11,779 people considered able-bodied without children were required to find work by April 1 to continue receiving food stamps, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Sixty-two percent were dropped after the deadline, whittling the number of recipients to 4,528. State officials began enforcing the work mandate in 2016, and plan to expand work requirements to all 159 counties by 2019. About 1.6 million Georgia residents use food stamps, which are funded with...
  • Here Are The 66 Programs Eliminated In Trump's Budget

    05/24/2017 4:43:35 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5-24-22017 | Niv Elis
    President Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal would completely eliminate 66 federal programs, for a savings of $26.7 billion. Some of the programs would receive funding for 2018 as part of a phasing-out plan. Here are the programs the administration wants on the chopping block. Agriculture Department — $855 million · McGovern-Dole International Food for Education · Rural Business-Cooperative Service · Rural Water and Waste Disposal Program Account · Single Family Housing Direct Loans Commerce Department — $633 million · Economic Development Administration · Manufacturing Extension Partnership · Minority Business Development Agency · National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Grants and Education...
  • Trump budget message: Don't clean up America's waters

    05/23/2017 10:37:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 22, 2017 | By Joel Connelly
    The budget proposed by President Trump, set for release Tuesday, is clear from coast to coast to coast: Don't clean up the water. The budget not only zeroes out the Puget Sound cleanup, but programs from Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain to New England's Lake Champlain to the Great Lakes. The information on axing of cleanup money was obtained by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies, and comes directly from an administration document. Overall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget would be slashed from $8.2 billion to $5.6 billion, a 30 percent-plus cut.
  • White House Begins Release of Tax Plans: Simplify, Eliminate AMT, Death, Obamacare Taxes

    04/26/2017 12:46:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/26/17 | MICHELLE MOONS
    Details of the Trump Administration tax reform plans began trickling out Wednesday, revealing plans to massively simplify the tax system, adjust tax rates for individuals and businesses, and eliminate several taxes including the AMT, inheritance, and specific Obamacare taxes. During the 1:30 p.m. White House press briefing, a document was provided to journalists with the following Trump Administration tax reform framework: 2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs The Biggest Individual and Business Tax Cut In American History Goals For Tax Reform Grow the economy and create millions of jobs Simplify our burdensome tax code Provide tax relief...
  • A Bull Market with Momentum Starts this Wednesday?

    04/22/2017 7:14:35 PM PDT · by ShivaFan · 13 replies
    opinion | 04-22-2017 | ShivaFan
    President Trump told The Associated Press on Friday that he intends to release a tax reform plan next week that includes a "massive tax cut" for businesses and individuals. This is what I have been waiting for and have been building my portfolio since December on this hope. I was very concerned when the "Freedom" Caucus damaged the momentum by not accepting reality and being hardliners who could not wait to stage in the required changes needed in the name of what Americans have their hopes in - jobs and the economy. My position is the DOW already "priced in"...
  • Florida House pitches nearly $300 million in tax cuts

    03/30/2017 1:05:30 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    TALLAHASSEE — A wide-ranging $296.8 million tax cut package from the House would eliminate sales taxes on diapers and feminine hygiene products, offer tax "holidays" for purchasing school and hurricane supplies, and trim a commercial lease tax. The package, introduced Wednesday by the House Ways & Means Committee, is smaller than a collection of tax cuts proposed by Gov. Rick Scott. The fate of the proposals will depend on upcoming budget negotiations between the House and Senate. Ways & Means Chairman Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, said the House package would provide multi-year relief that could potentially reach $949 million and grow...
  • Hey Liberals: Stop Saying That Trump's Budget Will Kill Meals On Wheels

    03/17/2017 8:33:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/17/2017 | Erik Sherman
    There is much about the Trump administration's actions and decisions that could reasonably concern one. The latest block of information to digest has been the budget blueprint, which is an unrealistic fiction of what the country needs and where to most effectively spend money. Criticism is fine and necessary. However, there is a tendency for people who oppose Trump, and, sadly, for journalists covering the administration, to jump into every utterance and decision with, as a public policy Spinal Tap think tank would say, the dial turned up to 11. A clear example is the claim in some media outlets...
  • Ryancare Cuts Funding for People with Disabilities

    03/15/2017 1:07:45 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | SEAN MORAN
    The Republican leadership’s plan to roll back Medicaid puts families with disabilities in a dire situation. Many American families rely upon Medicaid to pay for the expensive care that comes with disabilities. Families with special needs rely upon Medicaid for specialized care for daily living and to pay caretakers so that parents can work. However, the Ryan plan might jeopardize those who rely upon Medicaid for disabilities. Speaker Ryan’s plan places a per-person cap for all Americans, including people with disabilities, children, and the elderly. Conservatives previously advocated for block granting Medicaid to the states, where states can have more...
  • Holcomb joins list of GOP officials opposed to Medicaid cuts

    03/13/2017 2:10:31 PM PDT · by davikkm · 31 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | BRIAN SLODYSKO
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb joined a growing list of Republicans who want the GOP-led Congress to preserve Medicaid funding in their overhaul of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Holcomb said Monday that Obama’s law needs to be fixed. And he says a plan led by Republicans in Washington is an appropriate first step.
  • CNN Cuts Feed After DHS official States 30% Of Domestic Terror Cases ARE From Refugees

    03/07/2017 7:50:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/07/17
    This is how you end an interview on CNN these days.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ut6JouUv8  
  • Trump Seeks Sharp Increases In Military Spending, "Drastic Cuts" To State Department, EPA

    02/27/2017 8:55:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/27/17 | Tyler Durden
    As part of his proposed budget, President Trump will instruct federal agencies on Monday to assemble a spending plan for the coming fiscal year that includes sharp increases in Defense Department spending and "drastic cuts" to domestic agencies such as the State Department, the EPA and other non-defense programs, so that he can keep his promise to leave Social Security and Medicare alone, according to four senior administration officials cited by the NYT. The budget outline will be the first move in a campaign this week to reset the narrative of Mr. Trump’s turmoil-tossed White House. Coming one day before...