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  • Ford CEO Mark Fields ĎExcitedí for Donald Trump ĎRenaissance in American Manufacturingí

    01/24/2017 12:11:53 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 24, 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    ďI think as an industry, weíre excited about working together with the president and his administration on tax policies, on regulation, and on trade to really create a renaissance in American manufacturing,Ē Fields told reporters after the meeting, according to the Detroit News. Fields also praised Trumpís decision to kill former President Obamaís Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, pointing out that it failed to address currency manipulation.
  • Trump team prepares dramatic cuts

    01/19/2017 6:13:56 AM PST · by pabianice · 144 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/17 | Bolton
    Donald Trump is ready to take an ax to government spending. Staffers for the Trump transition team have been meeting with career staff at the White House ahead of Fridayís presidential inauguration to outline their plans for shrinking the federal bureaucracy, The Hill has learned. The changes they propose are dramatic. The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their jurisdiction either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies. The departments of Transportation, Justice and State would see significant cuts and program eliminations. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the...
  • President Trump Could Slash $500 Million from Public Broadcasting

    11/22/2016 5:19:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 122 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 11/22/16 | Chriss W. Street
    With President-elect Trump promising to pay for his infrastructure and defense spending by defunding non-essential federal spending, one of the first programs on the block could be the almost $500 million spent on public broadcasting.Despite repeated efforts to kill federal funding of public broadcasting since Republicans won the House in 2010 and Presidential-nominee Mitt Romney made it a campaign promise in 2012, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education are spending $470.7 million in U.S. taxpayer cash to fund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting†(CPB) this year, which provides 15 percent of PBS television and 10 percent...
  • Trump Upset Promises Massive Change in Government

    11/13/2016 10:11:51 AM PST · by detective · 54 replies
    Government Exec ^ | November 9, 2016 | Eric Katz
    Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, sending the Republican businessman to the White House as the first president-elect with no prior experience in government or the military. Trumpís unexpected victory sent shockwaves throughout the country and the world, and will likely do the same for federal agencies. Trump has promised to institute a government wide hiring freeze on his first day in office and to change civil service laws to ease the firing of disloyal workers. Last month, just 65 percent of federal employees said they were committed to staying in their jobs if Trump were elected.
  • One of Trump's First Decisions After the Election... [WOW!! Ebell in the EPA!!)

    11/11/2016 4:45:56 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 197 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | Nov. 10, 2016- | Kayla Brandon
    Donald Trump's transition team is preparing for the billionaire businessman to take over as commander in chief, they're ruffling a few feathers along the way. Scientific American reports Trump has selected climate change critic, Myron Ebell, to lead his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team. Ebell, who's the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, has been described by Newsweek as a fierce opponent of climate change, which the publisher calls ďentirely at odds with scientific consensus.Ē David Goldston, a policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, explained that...
  • These 3 Conservative Policies Have Allowed Indianaís Economy to Flourish

    07/20/2016 11:22:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 07/06/2016 | Sen. Dan Coats
    1. Reduce Bureaucratic Red Tape Republican leaders made it easier to do business in Indiana. They reduced bureaucratic red tape and eliminated many unnecessary regulations. Rather than burdening employers and trying to micromanage how businesses operate, Republicans put in place policies that have allowed our state to grow. 2. Balance the Budget The state put its fiscal house in order. Statehouse leaders cut government spending, balanced the budget, created a surplus, and built a near record reserve fund. Indiana earned a triple-A credit rating in 2010 and has maintained it ever since. These strategies help put the state in a...
  • German regional official: cut EU spending after UK exit

    06/30/2016 8:17:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 2:54 AM EDT
    A German regional official says the European Union should cut spending rather than compensate for Britainís EU budget contribution by making his country pay more. [Ö] Bavariaís state finance minister, Markus Soeder, told daily Die Weltís Thursday edition: ďWe Germans must take care that, after a Brexit, the British payments are not simply transferred to Germany and the other net contributors.Ē Asked how the EU should make up the money, he was quoted as saying: ďVery simple. By saving.Ē Ö
  • Donald Trump Is The Nominee But Every State Needs To Keep VotingÖ [Must read article]

    05/06/2016 11:05:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 84 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 6, 2016 | sundance
    Candidate Ted Cruz and candidate John Kasich have officially ‚Äúsuspended‚ÄĚ their campaign efforts to win the republican nomination. However, the campaign effort to deliver a resounding win for Donald Trump continues.Yes, a major hurdle has been crossed ‚Äď Donald Trump is now the last remaining candidate running for the nomination; but that doesn‚Äôt mean the push through the last remaining states should be any less important. Every vote counts. Every delegate matters.Anyone who is inclined toward complacency needs only to look at the reaction yesterday by House Speaker Paul ‚ÄėOmnibus‚Äė Ryan and note why it is vital for the...
  • The Splintering of the Conservative Media

    03/18/2016 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2016 | Steve McCann
    Over the past 28 years there has been a sea change in the media. Not only has the monopoly of the so-called mainstream media been shattered but the phenomenal rise of conservative media has been truly stunning. It began in 1988 with the national syndication of Rush Limbaugh and his distinctive brand of conservative political commentary espoused in an entertaining and captivating way, which opened the flood gates for other conservatives, together with Rush, to dominate the talk radio airwaves. In the 1990ís the internet, through hundreds of websites, gave voice to journalists to report stories either ignored or downplayed...
  • What has happened to Free Republic? [What difference at this point can it possibly make?]

    03/17/2016 3:13:11 PM PDT · by katwoman5779 · 992 replies
    Since Obuma was elected to POTUS, I have been coming to Free Republic to get news, opinions and a few laughs. Most of the serious posts were bemoaning the out of control government and what could be done about it. "Oh Whoa is Me!". Then along comes a constitutional conservative. For the first time since Ronald Reagan, we have a constitutional candidate running for the GOP nomination. This man was elected by conservatives to go to Washington and stand up to the elites that no longer listen to the American people. He didn't go to Washington and "fall in" with...
  • Trump Calls Out George Soros In New Ad

    03/15/2016 2:44:59 PM PDT · by ruination · 88 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 15, 2016 | unknown
    and "Rent boy Marco Rubio."
  • Global Trade Just Snapped: Container Freight Rates Plummet 70% In 3 Weeks

    11/21/2015 2:53:53 PM PST · by Lorianne · 51 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 21 November 2014 | Tyler Durden
    This market is looking like a disaster and the rates are a reflection of that," warns one of the world's largest shipbrokers, but while The Baltic Dry Freight Index gets all the headlines - having collapsed to all-time record lows this week - it is the spefics below that headline that are truly terrifying. At a time of typical seasonal strength for freight and thus global trade around the world, Reuters reports that spot rates for transporting containers from Asia to Northern Europe have crashed a stunning 70% in the last 3 weeks alone.
  • How Ted Cruz Would Balance the Budget

    11/12/2015 8:54:24 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 36 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/12/2015 | Peter Ferrara
    As he made clear, he's not going to 'pay' for more big government business as usual. At the CNBC debate on October 28, Ted Cruz ÔĽŅ97%released his tax reform proposal, which I believe is the best of all the presidential candidates' plans. At Tuesday night's debate, Cruz released a spending reduction plan showing how he will pay for the tax cut involved in the tax reform plan. For the individual income tax under his tax reform, Cruz's plan provides for one flat rate of 10% on everything ‚Äď wages, capital gains, dividends, personal business income, rent, interest, and all other...
  • The Cruz Five for Freedom

    11/10/2015 9:35:11 PM PST · by Isara · 15 replies ^ | November 10, 2015
    "We should shrink the size and power of the federal government by every and any means possible. What does that mean? That means eliminating unnecessary or unconstitutional agencies." - Ted CruzSummaryThe total federal debt currently stands at $18.6 trillion, larger than our entire economy. That is up 75 percent since President Obama took office, and by the end of his tenure, he is expected to have added almost as much to the national debt as all past presidents combined. The federal government spent $3.5 trillion in fiscal year 2014, and ran a deficit of $483 billion. Sadly, even under a...
  • Rick Perry's entry is no surprise; his skill will be ó to some

    08/16/2011 1:52:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 92 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller ^ | August 16, 2011 | Editiorial Board
    CORPUS CHRISTI ó On Saturday, Gov. Rick Perry acknowledged what many Texans have known for two years at least ó that he's running for president. To buy into the notion that he finally gave in to the urging of his legions of supporters (especially his wife), or heeded a call from a higher power, requires a suspension of reality that would overtax the truest of his believers. And Perry doesn't like to tax. It has been pointed out that now Perry is in for some serious scrutiny ó the inferences being that it hasn't already happened here in Texas and...
  • How Rick Perry Could Shake Up The GOP Race

    07/20/2011 1:59:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | July 20, 2011 | Liz Halloran Interview
    Jul 20, 2011 ó Will the Texas governor elbow his way into the crowded presidential race? Longtime Perry watcher Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune talks about why he thinks Perry will run and what kind of candidate he'd be. [snip] We spoke with the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith about the man he has followed since the early 1990s. A former editor of Texas Monthly magazine, Smith says he's convinced Perry will make a run at the White House, and tells us why other Republican hopefuls should be worried.
  • A "Normal Party" and the Difference Between Bush and Perry

    07/11/2011 3:30:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 5, 2011 | Jonathon S. Tobin, Contentions
    According to the New York Timesí David Brooks, Republican hardliners against tax increases are turning the GOP into a ďpsychological protestĒ rather than a ďnormal political party.Ē Brooks is upset that after having forced Democrats to come far closer to their position on taxes and spending in order to cut a deal to extend the national debt ceiling, there is little chance the House majority will embrace what he considers to be ďthe deal of the century.Ē To Brooks, the Democratsí offer on the debt ceiling is the ďMother of All No-Brainers,Ē and his anger at the GOPís insistence that...
  • House, Senate Dems break from Obama's tax policy for wealthy (dusting off the old playbook)

    03/20/2011 9:00:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/20/11 | Bernie Becker
    House, Senate Dems break from Obama's tax policy for wealthyBy Bernie Becker - 03/20/11 06:00 AM ET Democrats in both chambers of Congress are pushing for legislation that would raise taxes on millionaires, breaking from President Obama who has long endorsed tax increases for families making more than $250,000. The strategic shift comes as lawmakers on Capitol Hill are beginning to discuss tax reform, and are poised once again to engage in the debate over whether the Bush-era tax rates should be extended. In an interesting development, liberals are calling for taxes to be raised on people making more than...
  • GLENN BECK TV THREAD! (15 April 2010)

    04/15/2010 1:30:08 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 93 replies · 1,159+ views
    Fox News/Saudia ^ | 15 April 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Stand. Never give up. Never give in. We are another day closer to the 2010 elections. All Beckerheads, infidels, sick twisted freaks, ilks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread. Join us wonít you!
  • [California] GOP Budget Would Slash Welfare (Dem Interest Groups Howling Alert)

    07/25/2007 1:16:56 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 770+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/25/2007 | Evan Halper And Jordan Rau
    The Republicans will present their proposed state budget before the full Senate today. It would cut numerous programs Democrats hold dear, including the elimination of an institute for labor studies at the University of California. The budget plan includes nearly $1 billion in spending reductions beyond those in the bipartisan plan approved by the Assembly on Friday. Senate Republican Leader Dick Ackerman (R-Irvine) made public only a few of the cuts his caucus would propose. The linchpin of the plan, Ackerman said, is a $324-million cut in the state's welfare program. The cut was initially proposed by the governor in...