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  • WaPo: Dems Now Openly Fretting About Rising Trump Approval, Deteriorating 2018 Prospects

    05/15/2018 1:27:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Democrats stand to make gains in the upcoming midterm elections -- but their cockiness about winning sweeping victories has reportedly become more restrained in recent days, thanks to tightening generic ballot polling and improved presidential approval numbers.  CNN's newest national survey shows most Americans are pleased with the general state of the country, with Democrats' 2018 advantage down to just three points (as opposed to 16 points in the same series several months ago).  Reuters' national data shows Democrats' lead whittled down to one measly point, well within the margin of error.  At the beginning of the year, 'Chuck and...
  • The Trillion-Dollar Myth

    04/17/2018 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    There is an old saying that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, and we've learned that again with the Congressional Budget Office and its latest highly misleading fiscal forecast. For years, we've been trying to get the CBO to use real-world scoring that reflects how businesses, workers and financial markets react to changes in tax rates. But no go. This is why the left is having a field day with the CBO's forecast that deficits under President Trump will average a trillion dollars a year for the next decade. This is supposed to be a result of Trump's...
  • Will Automation Kill Our Jobs?

    02/21/2018 12:41:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    A recent article in The Guardian dons the foreboding title "Robots will destroy our jobs -- and we're not ready for it." The article claims, "For every job created by robotic automation, several more will be eliminated entirely. ... This disruption will have a devastating impact on our workforce." According to an article in MIT Technology Review, business researchers Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee believe that rapid technological change has been destroying jobs faster than it is creating them, contributing to the stagnation of median income and the growth of inequality in the United States. If technology is destroying jobs...
  • Are Liberals Rooting Against America? (Sure Looks Like It)

    02/06/2018 5:22:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    The unseemly sight of nearly the entire Democratic congressional delegation sitting on their hands and clinging to their chairs throughout Donald Trump's State of the Union speech is further evidence that they want America to fail on Trump's watch. Hundreds of American companies are bringing jobs to America and paying American workers bonuses: Democrats sat stone-faced. The lowest black unemployment rate in 40 years: Democrats smirked. We are defeating ISIS in the Middle East: Ho-hum. Many on the left are suffering from a severe case of anti-Trump derangement syndrome. ATDS sufferers crave bad news. In a bright, sunny economic sky,...
  • Yes, Pelosi Is Still Saying 'Crumbs'

    02/01/2018 1:33:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is being shunned by members of her own party for downplaying the benefits of tax reform. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) informed Pelosi that $1,000 bonuses were not "chump change."Crowley wondered whether those employers had already planned to dole out bonuses, despite the tax reform package. But, it's quite the coincidence when dozens of other companies have suddenly invested massively in their workforces after the vote. Boeing, AT&T, Darden Restaurant Group, Apple, and Starbucks to name a few.Yet, Pelosi continues to be a broken record. The employee bonuses are "crumbs" compared to the rewards large corporations...
  • The Trumpian (or Something) Achievement

    01/30/2018 6:56:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    The media will make of the State of the Union speech what it will -- which won't be much, given the media's agenda to discredit or oust the president delivering the speech. We might turn our eyes, briefly at least, in another direction: what could be called American capabilities. These in the end matter more than rhetorical flourishes, legislative proposals or even the disharmonies of the Grammy Awards. (Hillary Clinton -- really!) American capabilities and successes are growing, enhancing respect for what Americans can achieve when they put their minds to certain matters: something they haven't done for years....
  • Make Trump Tax Cuts Permanent -- Now

    01/30/2018 6:01:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    We're just one month into the new tax bill, and only those wearing left-wing ideological blinders -- which, unfortunately, is still the case for millions of anti-Trumpers -- can deny that Donald Trump's tax cuts are helping just about everyone. The avalanche of news stories of bonuses, pay raises, fringe benefit payments, job openings and factories relocating to the United States piles up with each passing week. As many as 3 million Americans have received such pay boosts. And the vast majority of people haven't even yet gotten their tax cut dividends, which will be delivered in the form...
  • Must-Watch TV

    01/25/2018 6:13:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2018 | January 25, 2018
    This Tuesday, President Donald Trump will travel to the United States Capitol and deliver his first State of the Union Address from the well of the House of Representatives. Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Paul Ryan will sit behind him during the address and stand, clap and nod as appropriate. This will be a historic address. It will combine Trump's ability to engage, entertain and connect with his audience, the American people, with his ability to create a vision of an even brighter future of Americans. With the passage of major tax legislation behind him, and the government back...
  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Already Paying Dividends

    01/20/2018 10:52:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2018 | Congressman Scott DesJarlais
    The American Dream: The idea that every citizen has a chance to succeed, if he or she works hard; that each generation will do better than the last; that freedom creates economic opportunity and progress. Throughout the history of the United States, we as a people have embraced these principles. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are our unalienable rights. And our country has prospered, creating unparalleled economic success. American ingenuity and productivity have created amazing technological advancements and raised the standard of living, as working- and middle-class Americans have climbed the economic ladder to new heights. Upward mobility...
  • Demolition: Bonus-Paying CEO Schools Pelosi on Economics

    01/16/2018 9:08:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Guy Benson
    An appropriate bookend to yesterday's post , which mentioned the aspiring Speaker's "crumbs" comment, an instant Pelosi classic. Throughout the tax reform debate, liberals pounded the table insisting that corporate tax cuts would not benefit workers or consumers -- just fat cat shareholders and executives. But much like they were disastrously wrong about how much tax reform would benefit working and middle income households, they've also been proven wrong on the corporate side, as literally millions of Americans workers have already received bonuses, wage increases, improved bonuses and other concrete benefits. (Incidentally, if you missed it earlier, this clip...
  • Who Are You Calling a Moron?

    01/08/2018 9:39:57 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 09, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    I remember when I was in fifth grade and kept losing tennis matches to a kid I despised. After one match I slammed down my racket and fumed to my mother that my nemesis was a really terrible tennis player. She brought me back down to earth by placing her hands on my shoulders, looking me in the eyes and saying: "How bad can he be, if he keeps beating you?" Which brings me to the trash talking from the media and others on the intellectual left about Donald Trump in the wake of Michael Wolff's new anti-Trump screed, "Fire...
  • Boom: CBS News Report, Bernie Sanders Comments Confirm Sweeping Benefits of GOP Tax Law

    12/27/2017 10:11:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2017 | Guy Benson
    We've been having some fun at the expense of Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party's literally apocalyptic hyperbole and rhetorical overreach about the new tax reform law, showcasing examples of businesses -- large and small -- that are celebrating passage of the landmark legislation by paying out employee bonuses, raising wages, expanding, and making charitable investments.  For what it's worth, here are a few additional examples that have cropped up since our last pre-Christmas post on the matter.  As we await more announcements from corporations and small businesses across the country in the new year, I'd like to go back...
  • Donald Trump's Sechel -- Yes, Sechel!

    12/20/2017 9:29:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- "It's the economy, stupid," as we used to say back in the good old days -- the good old days being the 1990s, when the president of the United States could have molested women in the White House during business hours with impunity. In fact, if memory serves, that president, William J. Clinton, saw his popularity soar after accusations of his molestations were made public, or at least after some of them were made public. If all of them were made public, according to wisdom of the time, he might have been elected President for Life. Those...
  • Propaganda Works: Majority of Americans Now Believe the GOP Bill Will Raise Their Taxes.

    12/13/2017 12:25:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2017 | Guy Benson
    A new national survey conducted by Marist College's polling operation shows that a 52 percent majority of US voters believe the Republican tax reform proposal will negatively impact their personal financial situation.  Less than one-in-three respondents think they'll benefit.  This overwhelmingly inaccurate perception represents the fruit of Democrats' media-aided labor over recent weeks, as they've flooded the national debate with factually false assertions and ludicrous hysteria.  The truth, as we've relayed on numerous occasions, is that nonpartisan analyses of the plan have concluded that on average, every income group will receive a tax cut -- including, if not especially, the...
  • BREAKING: US Senate Passes Historic Tax Reform Package, 51-49

    12/02/2017 1:37:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 425 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2017 | Guy Benson
    FINAL UPDATE - The votes are in, and the ayes have it.  After a marathon evening of debating and considering amendments, the US Senate has approved the GOP's tax reform bill, which would simplify the tax code and cut taxes for the vast majority of American households, small businesses and corporations.  Every Republican voted yes, except for Tennessee's Bob Corker.  Democrats uniformly voted no.  This is a big legislative victory for the GOP, which overcame a great deal of ferocious opposition -- much of it rooted in misinformation -- to pass the legislation.  Up next, a conference committee with the...
  • Tax Reform A Critical Component of Economic Recovery

    11/14/2017 4:45:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2017 | Governor Matt Bevin
    Recently, our national economy has been rebounding following a long period of tepid recovery. That makes this the perfect time to tackle federal tax reform and I applaud President Trump for his leadership on this issue. In the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our administration understands the importance of modernizing our antiquated tax structure in order to make our state more business friendly. Our vision is that Kentucky will become the epicenter of engineering and manufacturing excellence in the United States. In order to achieve that vision, Kentucky must compete with other states to draw companies who wish to establish or expand...
  • Can the 'Big Six' Keep Tax Reform From Being Deep-Sixed?

    09/28/2017 9:01:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2017 | Veronique de Rugy
    This week, the so-called "Big Six" Republican tax leaders unveiled more of their plan to reform the tax code. As usual, it'll be light on details, but we're told to expect a cut in the corporate income tax rate to 20 percent -- as opposed to the 15 percent rate President Donald Trump has promised. That's unfortunate. With Republicans being the worst negotiators, this rate will only go up once Democrats and the Republicans who behave like Democrats have their say. Even though the United States has the highest corporate tax rate of all developed countries, some lawmakers still believe...
  • 'Keep It Simple, Stupid'

    08/29/2017 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    One of the most enduring lessons from the American health care fiasco is that to win a political battle it is best to keep the message simple. If there are too many moving parts to a plan, if Americans don't understand what the politicians are doing, or if there are parts of a bill they don't like, it probably will go down in flames. Most people don't like Obamacare, but when they couldn't understand the Republican alternative, they chose the devil they knew versus the devil they didn't. Which brings us to the tax-cut fight. Larry Kudlow, Steve Forbes and...
  • Living Wage Is as Wrongheaded as the Minimum Wage

    01/12/2017 5:34:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2017 | Larry Elder
    What future will America have when so many of her citizens lack the ability to engage in critical thinking, refuse to connect the dots, and fail to use common sense? This unwillingness to think clearly is no better demonstrated than by the continued support for the minimum wage. After all the studies and the near-unanimous opinion of economists -- and even after the negative real-world effect of the minimum wage -- it still remains popular. Why? Sadly, most people are simply unaware of the argument against the minimum wage. They just don't know about the vast body of research that...
  • This Angry White Male Thinks Key to Trump Victory Is...Black Voters!

    08/23/2016 6:18:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    My new book “ANGRY WHITE MALE” comes out today. So it might come as a surprise that the ultimate “Angry White Male” and author of a book about angry white males and “The Trump Phenomenon” would say that black Americans are the key to Trump’s victory.  But they are. I’ve been arguing in the media for well over a year now that Donald Trump will win because of 40 million motivated "angry white males." That’s his base…his foundation…his loyal army. Trump is the face of "the angry white male revolution." He is our energy. He sings our anthem. We’re mad as...