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  • POLL: A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SUPPORT RAISING THE TOP TAX RATE TO 70 PERCENT

    01/15/2019 6:03:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 141 replies
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her Republican critics have both called her proposal to dramatically increase America's highest tax rate "radical" but a new poll released Tuesday indicates that a majority of Americans agrees with the idea. In the latest The Hill-HarrisX survey — conducted Jan. 12 and 13 after the newly elected congresswoman called for the U.S. to raise its highest tax rate to 70 percent — a sizable majority of registered voters, 59 percent, supports the concept. Ocasio-Cortez has not introduced any legislation to enact the concept but the survey shows a broad cross-section of Americans supports it,...
  • FDA to restart high-risk food inspections despite shutdown

    01/14/2019 4:23:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 14, 2019
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is going to restart high-risk food inspections this week despite the partial government shutdown, which has forced the FDA to suspend most routine domestic food facility inspections. "We re-starting high risk food inspections as early as tomorrow," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted on Monday, noting that the inspections will be performed by employees who have agreed to come back to work unpaid.
  • Democrats: A plague on the nation

    12/29/2018 2:43:12 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Patricia McCarthy
    How as Americans do we explain the intransigence of the left when it comes to national security? 'Tis a mystery. These people, these Democrats in Congress, are among the most privileged persons on the planet. They have enjoyed, more than most, the blessings bequeathed by the Founders, the authors of the Constitution. Yet they are determined, like Obama, to transform us into something this nation was never meant to be: a land without borders. While all of them are on record supporting a border wall in the past, now that Donald Trump is president, they all oppose it with every...
  • Meanwhile, Donald Trump Reshapes the World

    01/14/2019 2:39:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 14, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yeah, another thing that’s so frustrating to me about all this honestly, folks, is that Donald Trump has really made good on his promise to make America great again and then is in the process of reshaping the world. Do you realize…? Have you heard the ChiComs have agreed to start importing rice from the United States? Now, stop and think about this for a second. Donald Trump sold ice to Eskimos. He has just made a deal where the ChiComs are gonna import rice from American farmers. The ChiComs on all of these arguments over tariffs are gonna...
  • David Lynch Says Donald Trump Could Be 'One Of The Greatest Presidents In History'

    06/25/2018 5:58:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Esquire ^ | 6/25/2018 | TOM NICHOLSON
    "No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way" We know that David Lynch isn't one for convention and received wisdom, but declaring that Donald Trump “could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history” is up there with recasting David Bowie’s part from Fire Walk With Me to a kettle in the ‘oh, mate’ stakes. Speaking to the Guardian, Lynch said: "[Trump] could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way." Lynch...
  • David Lynch Thinks Donald Trump Could End Up Being ‘One of the Greatest Presidents in History’

    06/25/2018 3:06:52 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 43 replies
    Move over, George Washington. Nice try, FDR. You did your best, Abraham Lincoln, but there’s a new candidate making his way to the top of the Greatest Presidents of All Time heap. In a recent interview with The Guardian, David Lynch suggests Donald Trump might “go down as one of the greatest presidents in history.” Not because of any legislative, humanitarian or geopolitical action on his part, of course, but because Trump successfully “disrupted” the system in a revelatory way. “He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much....
  • David Lynch praises Donald Trump (Excerpt)

    06/23/2018 8:39:21 AM PDT · by nwrep · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 23, 2018 | Rory Carroll
    Politically, meanwhile, Lynch is all over the map. He voted for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary and thinks – he’s not sure – he voted Libertarian in the presidential election. “I am not really a political person, but I really like the freedom to do what you want to do,” says the persecuted Californian smoker. He is undecided about Donald Trump. “He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way.” While Trump may not...
  • Dear Libertarians: Trade Deficits Matter

    01/13/2019 1:32:25 PM PST · by Thalean · 8 replies
    American Greatness ^ | January 13, 2019 | Spencer P Morrison
    Steve Hanke recently set out to prove “why President Trump’s trade message and protectionist policies are rubbish” in a Forbes article. Instead, the Johns Hopkins University economist exposed himself as a word-mincing, logic-twisting sophist—just like every other intellectual mercenary associated with the faux-libertarian propaganda mill that is the Cato Institute. Hanke’s argument: trade deficits don’t exist, China is not screwing America, and President Trump (the village idiot) is jousting windmills. The real problem is lazy Americans who shop-til-they-drop and demand welfare “gimmies” from Uncle Sam.
  • While Government is Shutdown, Democrats Engage in Wet Dreams

    01/13/2019 12:06:32 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 18 replies
    Vanity | 1/13/2019 | Self
    Rather than deal with Illegal immigrant wave number 2, the Democrats on the Hill engage in wet dreams and socialism. A 70% tax rate?? This is the proposal that will bring in American votes - Yeah Right. Government run healthcare "Medicare for all". Yeah Obamacare skyrocketed premiums. So instead lets Tax them to a literal death with European style healthcare. Abolish the Electoral College so that New York, California, and Illinois rules - the little states be D*mned. 100% renewable Energy. Lets just ban gasoline and diesel vehicles like Trucks and Cars, and depend on wind and solar energy for...
  • 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...
  • As IRS workers suffer during shutdown, your tax returns could be delayed

    01/10/2019 5:59:13 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    fresno bee ^ | Jan 8, 2019 | By Eric Paul Zamora
    Thousands of federal workers in the Fresno area could receive eviction notices and struggle to feed their families in the near-future as they miss their first paycheck this week due to the partial government shutdown, and their work stoppage could soon impact millions of non-government workers as tax season approaches. About 125 employees gathered outside the Internal Revenue Service’s processing center in southeast Fresno on Thursday. Some held signs depicting crossed-out chess pawns or reading “We want to work. We want to get paid. End the shutdown.” B. Rodriguez stood near the front of the group holding a bright pink...
  • South Korea Raised Taxes in Bid for Growth. So Far, It’s Not Working.

    01/10/2019 4:27:17 PM PST · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09 Jan 2019 | Michael Schuman
    In contrast to President Trump, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has embraced a pro-labor program of higher wages and taxes. The early results have been discouraging. As President Trump leads a drive to slash taxes and pare back regulation, one major economy is taking a different approach. Under President Moon Jae-in, South Korea has raised taxes and the minimum wage in the name of economic growth. So far, it hasn’t worked out as planned. Growth has slowed, unemployment has risen and small-business owners like Moon Seung are complaining. Mr. Moon, founder of an auto parts maker called Dasung in...
  • Scalise quits Twitter tax debate with Ocasio-Cortez after 'radical’ followers bring up his shooting

    01/06/2019 2:14:25 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 54 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/6/19 | USA Features
    U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise abruptly ended an online debate over Twitter with freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the New York Democratic Socialist’s “radical supporters” began referencing the assassination attempt on his life. “Snipe his a–,” one Twitter user wrote, in support of Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News reported, adding that the user went on to deny that the post was a call for violence, writing, “not seeing any violence there sorry.” The user eventually told Fox News the reference was to verbal “sniping.”
  • Trump Tax Returns: You Show Me Yours

    01/07/2019 7:05:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2019 | Hank Adler
    Most of what has been written about what can be learned from the Trump tax returns has no basis in reality. While the President’s tax returns may be voluminous, his tax returns will yield far more questions than the occasional answer. For example, no tax return identifies lenders or whether the borrower has personal liability; tax returns only identify how much interest is paid. So, if President Trump borrowed funds from Russia or Bank of America, his tax returns would not disclose the lender. The tax returns will also not include the identity of the purchasers of his properties....
  • Dems Eye 33% Corporate Rate Hike

    01/07/2019 9:05:04 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 76 replies
    American Tax Reform ^ | 1/7/2019 | Alex Hendrie
    House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) has announced that the forthcoming budget blueprint will call for a 33 percent corporate income tax rate by hiking the rate from 21 percent to 28 percent. This would make the U.S. a less competitive place to do business and make the U.S. statutory rate higher than many developed competitors. State corporate taxes average 6 percent across the U.S, so this planned tax hike would give the U.S. an average top corporate rate of 34 percent. The current combined corporate rate across the 36 member Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) is currently...
  • Ex-GOP Rep. Ryan Costello joins group pushing carbon tax

    01/07/2019 8:55:11 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/07/19 | Timothy Cama
    Former GOP Rep. Ryan Costello (Pa.) is signing on to work for a group pushing a business-backed proposal to fight climate change with a carbon tax. Costello, less than a week out of the House, announced Monday in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece that he’s the new managing director of Americans for Carbon Dividends. The group is the advocacy affiliate of the Climate Leadership Council, pushing a plan by former GOP Secretaries of State James Baker and George Shultz to tax carbon dioxide emissions and return the money to individuals and families on a quarterly basis. “I understand the...
  • Denialists: How AOC is Intensifying the Left's War on Math

    01/07/2019 12:43:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2019 | Guy Benson
    Another day, another post about Alexandria Ocasio Cortez -- whose status as a social and mainstream media sensation was further cemented last night, when she appeared on 60 Minutes as a featured guest.  As Leah mentioned earlier, AOC raised eyebrows on the right, left and center when she answered a question about her habit of spreading factually false information by opining that moral righteousness is more important than empirical accuracy.  To harp on precision and mathematical correctness, she said, basically amounts to "missing the forest [right thinking] for the trees [facts]:" “There's a lot of people more concerned about being...
  • Trump's 2018 Deregulatory Effort: 3,367 Rules, 68,082 Pages

    01/06/2019 7:05:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | December 31, 2018 | Clyde Wayne Crews
    At year-end 2018, how is President Donald Trump’s regulatory reform project going? Better than Obama, Bush II, and Clinton in terms of fewer regulations; but not as good as Trump’s own first year. Let’s look at it. Monday, December 31, 2018, is the last federal workday of the year. That would seem obvious, but a partial federal shutdown on December 22 made clock-out earlier for some. Nonetheless, a preliminary tally for Federal Register page and rule counts for Trump’s 2nd calendar year has appeared, even though “[d]uring the funding lapse, Federalregister.gov is not being supported." The Number of Pages in...
  • Pelosi Introduces Bill To Force Trump, Pence To Release Tax Information. Congress Exempt

    01/06/2019 7:17:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 68 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | JANUARY 6, 2019 AT 4:02PM | KARA PENDLETON
    Once again, there is a push for Congress to be exempt from what they demand of others. But this time it isn’t an onerous health care plan. On Friday, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced H.R.1, the “For the People Act,” according to CNS News. A summary of the bill is available online and gives a quick look at what is included in the 571-page legislation. Maryland’s Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md.is the lead author of the bill, as well as the chairman of the Democracy Reform Task Force. CNBC reported that Sarbannes said in a statement that “Once we clean...
  • December saw the most new healthcare hires in decades

    01/04/2019 2:58:37 PM PST · by spintreebob · 26 replies
    Mdern Healthcare ^ | 1/4/19 | Tara Bannow
    December brought the U.S. healthcare industry's largest monthly spike in the number of new hires since at least February 1990. Healthcare added 50,200 jobs last month, the largest numeric increase in new hires in Modern Healthcare's monthly jobs data, which stretches back to February 1990. Hiring in the industry jumped 56% from November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' December jobs report released Friday. While more than 50,000 new jobs was "an unexpectedly high number," Total nonfarm employment rose by 312,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage points to 3.9%. Overall in 2018,...