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  • WATCH:Biden stumbles over words in debate, references people clipping coupons in the stock market

    10/15/2019 8:43:26 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/19 | Sam Dorman | Fox News
    Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to stumble over his words while discussing the economy and taxes on Tuesday night. "Why should someone who's clipping coupons in the stock market may, in fact, pay a lower tax rate than someone who in fact is, like I said, a schoolteacher and a fireman? It's ridiculous," Biden said. Biden made those comments while appearing at the fourth Democratic debate. Biden has long been the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination but is facing a potential challenge Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who has been gaining traction in key states.
  • Wall Street Dem Donors Warn The Party: We’ll Sit Out, or Back Trump, if you Nominate Warren

    09/26/2019 10:16:00 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 66 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 9/26/19 | Brian Schwartz
    Democratic donors on Wall Street and in big business are preparing to sit out the presidential campaign fundraising cycle — or even back President Donald Trump — if Sen. Elizabeth Warren wins the party’s nomination. In recent weeks, CNBC spoke to several high-dollar Democratic donors and fundraisers in the business community and found that this opinion was becoming widely shared as Warren, an outspoken critic of big banks and corporations, gains momentum against Joe Biden in the 2020 race. “You’re in a box because you’re a Democrat and you’re thinking, ‘I want to help the party, but she’s going to...
  • Biden Campaign Picks Up Steam [semi-satire]

    08/12/2019 4:43:35 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Aug 2019 | John Semmens
    At an Iowa Democratic presidential campaign event, former Vice-President Joe Biden electrified an enthusiastic crowd of supporters by assuring them that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids. They may not pay attention in school or get good grades, but many in our urban areas have shown entrepreneurial promise by establishing thriving small drug distribution businesses that have overcome the daunting opposition of the police and the law. This, not diplomas on the wall, is the kind of action that makes America great.” Biden also tried to bolster confidence in Democratic electoral success by...
  • Candidate Advocates Christian Government [semi-satire]

    08/04/2019 10:16:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 August 2019 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg lambasted Christians for supporting President Trump. “Trump makes a big show of supporting religious freedom, but ignores Christian obligations,” the Mayor said. “It was Jesus who pointed out that money was the domain of Caesar and that it was our obligation to render it unto Caesar. Well, in this day and age ‘Caesar’ is the government. It is our obligation to hand over our money to the government so it can do the charitable work that Jesus asked us to do. But what has Trump done? He’s pushed a tax cut...
  • Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founders Announce Limited Edition Ice Cream in Support of Bernie Sanders

    08/02/2019 12:13:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announced a limited edition ice cream on Friday in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his presidential bid. Ben Cohen, a co-founder of the Vermont-based ice cream giant, announced the new political flavor in a tweet Friday morning. He said Sanders is “the best candidate to beat Trump and drive the transformational change that we need to create a country that works for working families”:
  • France to impose green tax on plane tickets

    07/09/2019 6:29:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9,2019 | AFP
    Paris (AFP) – The French government is to impose a tax of up to 18 euros ($20) on plane tickets for all flights from airports in France to fund less-polluting transportation projects, a minister said Tuesday. The move, which will take effect from 2020, will see a tax of 1.5 euros imposed on economy-class tickets on internal flights and those within Europe, with the highest tariff applied to business-class travellers flying outside the bloc, Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne said. The new measure is expected to bring in some 182 million euros a year which will be invested in greener transport...
  • Socialism, the True Gospel of Greed

    06/12/2019 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 12, 2019 | Ed Feulner
    “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” That’s from President Donald Trump’s last State of the Union address. I’m sure many people found it as encouraging as I did, especially in light of surveys indicating that socialism is gaining popularity here in the United States. And not just at the fringes. One recent Gallup poll showed 4 out of 10 Americans have a favorable impression of socialism. Almost half—47%—said they would vote for a socialist candidate for president. But don’t despair just yet. The same poll also revealed that almost 2 out of every...
  • Racial wealth gap is vast: 2020 Democrats have plans to close it

    05/20/2019 9:44:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/20/2019 | Benjy Sarlin
    From reparations to "baby bonds," Democratic candidates are proposing big ideas to confront inequality. If you’ve been to an event with a Democrat running for president this year, there's a good chance you’ve heard about it: the racial wealth gap. Candidates are regularly bringing up the fact that the typical black family has only one-tenth the assets of the typical white family — a divide that has grown larger than it was 35 years ago. Far from a niche concern, candidates have incorporated it into their signature proposals. They've addressed it in speeches not just to black churches in South...
  • How climate change widens gap between haves and have-nots

    04/22/2019 4:19:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    Chico Enterprise Record ^ | April 22, 2019 | Lisa Krieger
    Climate change is widening the world’s gap between the haves and have-nots, worsening economic inequality between rich and poor countries, according to a new analysis by Stanford scientists.
  • De Blasio: US needs a program for ‘actual redistribution’ of wealth

    04/07/2019 3:01:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 88 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/07/19 | Julia Marsh
    While exploring a run for president in Nevada, Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed a committee to study reparations for descendants of slaves and then went further — saying that the country needs “a program of actual redistribution” of wealth. A progressive activist asked the mayor his position on reparations at an event in Las Vegas Friday following the endorsement of the compensation plan by other presidential contenders like Elizabeth Warren. “There’s no question that the issue of reparations has to be taken seriously,” said de Blasio, whose Vegas area barnstorming continues today, stating a clear, public position on the topic...
  • Julian Castro considers direct payments to African-Americans over slavery

    03/10/2019 2:43:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2019 | Paul J. Weber
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro isn’t ruling out direct payments to African-Americans for the legacy of slavery – a stand separating him from his 2020 rivals. “If under the Constitution we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn’t you compensate people who actually were property,” the former Obama-era housing secretary and ex-San Antonio mayor said on Sunday. Castro was among the last of a pack of 2020 candidates to speak at the South by Southwest Festival in Texas, in what amounted to one of the biggest gatherings of the Democratic field yet.
  • Ocasio-Cortez redistributes her staff’s incomes

    02/24/2019 6:20:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/24/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    A young woman with no real-world experience is about to learn the hard way that her ideology is impractical.  I have to give Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez credit for sincerity in her announcement on Twitter that she plans to compress the pay scale of her staff, reallocating the budget she receives for staff, and cutting the pay at the top, while increasing the pay at the bottom. If she stays in office long enough, the consequences of implementing leftist cant will become clear to her (and us) over time, so it may be a teaching experience” (as former President Obama called...
  • The True Meaning of That Green New Deal

    02/18/2019 12:11:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 13, 2019 | Lee Edwards
    It would be easy to dismiss the Green New Deal as an impossible progressive dream, but that would be a mistake. The Green New Deal is not the bucket list of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travelers, but a blueprint to turn America into a socialist state. It is the culmination of a 90-year campaign, begun with FDR and the first New Deal. “The first obligation of government is the protection of the welfare and well-being, indeed the very existence, of its citizens,” presidential nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt said at the 1932 Democratic National Convention. Roosevelt said that in...
  • Dems launch ‘Green New Deal’ as AOC staffer reveals it’s not about climate but stealing ‘wealth’

    02/07/2019 6:49:36 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 33 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/7/19 | Jon Dougherty
    To a great deal of mainstream media (MSM) fanfare, Democratic star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Thursday laid out the allegedly goals of a “Green New Deal” they say is meant to combat ‘climate change’ by making the United States reliant on energy technologies that produce zero emissions within a decade. But the MSM ignored a revelation Wednesday by a former top staffer for “AOC” that the true objective of the plan isn’t just to achieve a renaissance in clean energy but to essentially steal the wealth of rich Americans and redistribute it, Venezuela-style, throughout...
  • CORTEZ 'CHANGED THE ENTIRE DEBATE ON TAX' IN A 'MATTER OF DAYS' USING SOCIAL MEDIA, COS POINTS OUT

    02/03/2019 4:09:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 2/03/19 | JASON LEMON
    Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti has praised his boss’s use of social media and communication, pointing out that she “changed the entire debate on tax in this country in a matter of days.” “She’s good at communicating and she’s good at taking a message and actually educating people and getting people to realize how these very complex policies work,” Saikat told CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday. The progressive 29-year-old representative from New York, who refers to herself as a Democratic Socialist, has pushed for a significant increase on income tax for the wealthiest Americans. Under her...
  • 'Medicare-for-All' Would Take Most of Your Paycheck

    01/16/2019 7:30:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/16/2019 | Betsy McCaughey
    In a crowded field of Democrats vying for the presidency in 2020, one thing stands out. "Medicare-for-all" tops their campaign promises. On Sunday, the latest to announce, former Obama cabinet official Julian Castro, pledged to make Medicare-for-All a reality. But these candidates would rather walk on hot coals than tell you what "Medicare-for-all" costs: a whopping $32 trillion over 10 years. To raise that, all taxpayers, not just the rich, would have to hand a gut-wrenching share of their paycheck to Uncle Sam, based on Congressional Budget Office revenue tables. A single guy earning $82,500 a year, and currently paying...
  • Presidential candidate wants to give everyone $1,000 a month in free cash

    01/10/2019 5:11:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Presidential candidate wants to give everyone $1,000 a month in free cash By Aris Folley - 01/10/19 07:18 PM EST Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang is vowing to pay every American citizen between the ages of 18 and 64 a $1,000 check once a month if he is elected in 2020. Yang, who is running his presidential campaign largely around the idea of universal basic income, already launched a pilot program for free cash payments known as the Freedom Dividend, CNBC reported on Wednesday. For the program, Yang selected a family in Goffstown, New Hampshire, who he says will be...
  • True-life treasure hunt that turned into a comic book

    12/23/2018 4:09:27 PM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 Dec 2018 | James Babcock
    When Spanish civil servants got wind that someone was sweeping up the priceless treasure of a 200-year-old frigate from the ocean floor, it triggered a real-life escapade full of naval pursuits and secret airlifts - like something from a comic book adventure. And that is what it has now become, after one of those suit-and-tie sleuths convinced Spain's best-known graphic novelist that together they should tell the tale of the modern-day treasure hunt. In 1804, a British fleet opened fire on the Spanish ship Nuestra Seńora de las Mercedes, causing the death of 250 people of the 300 on board...
  • France Breaking: Phase Five Of Yellow Vests In Hour, Journalists Allege Police Attacks

    12/14/2018 2:00:48 PM PST · by Nextrush · 39 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Yellow Vests are planning protests with specific sites given in Paris as the Champs-Elysees at 930am tomorrow (330 am Eastern US). Protesters are set to be at the Palace de l'Opera between 1030am and 1230pm. Another gathering for protest set at the Port Maillot-Gare Saint Lazare at 10am. Protests are set in other cities like Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Nantes. A protest is set for the Mont-Blanc tunnel and there are other locations listed. BFM-TV in France reports that fewer buses have been chartered to bring protesters to Paris tomorrow. 24 journalists in France have filed complaints against police...
  • Where's the money? China accuses rich nations of 'backsliding' on climate change aid pledges

    12/14/2018 10:04:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | December 14, 2018 | by Jeremy Hodges
    China accused some of the richest nations in the world of “backsliding” on pledges to clean up pollution and provide $100 billion a year in climate-related aid by 2020. The comments at a United Nations conference on global warming in Poland spearheaded a push by a group of the 49 Least Developed Countries for clarity on when those promises will be fulfilled. Industrial nations remain about $30 billion short of their pledge to ramp-up climate-related aid to $100 billion a year by 2020. Developing nations are resisting measures that would ensure transparency in the way greenhouse gas emissions cuts are...