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  • Kudlow suggests entitlement reform is coming

    09/18/2018 11:17:23 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-18-18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump's top economic advisor has given Democrats fresh ammunition for one of their most used midterm attacks. Asked Monday if the Trump administration would address "entitlement reform," White House chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow said it will "probably" look at "larger entitlements" next year. Entitlement reform generally refers to changes or cuts to large government social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or food stamps.
  • What is California Proposition 6...Repeal of a bogus GAS TAX !

    09/18/2018 9:37:52 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 10 replies
    Sept 18, 18 | hapnHAL
    I believe there is a serious problem with PROP 6. Here is what happened to me today. I went to register my car at an off site non DMV registration office. I ask the owner, whom I have known for years, a question. If she was going to vote YES on Prop 6? Her response "What's Prop 6?" I was shocked. So told her about PROP 6. Also, on my way out of her office, I ran into an old friend who owns a auto salvage yard.. I also asked him about Prop 6 Again he said he never heard...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency

    09/18/2018 6:20:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/18/2018 | JOHN SOLOMON AND BUCK SEXTON
    President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax,” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency. “What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office. “I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I’ve done… in its own way this might be the most important thing...
  • Why The U.S. Ranks At The Bottom In A Foreign Aid Index (According to this freelance writer)

    09/18/2018 1:55:22 PM PDT · by gattaca · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | September 18, 2018 | Joanne Lu
    The United States' commitment to global development does not look good compared with that of other wealthy countries — and it's likely to get worse. According to an annual index released Tuesday by the Center for Global Development that ranks 27 of the world's wealthiest countries, the U.S. scored dead last on foreign aid contributions and quality — despite being the largest donor in dollar amount. That's because in 2017, it allocated a mere 0.18 percent of its gross national income for development assistance. That is well short of the 0.7 percent that wealthy countries have committed to strive for...
  • Obama repeatedly stutters, talks about himself 79 times while campaigning for candidates

    09/16/2018 12:14:41 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 79 replies
    There were times during a Thursday rally Barack Obama couldn’t help but talk about himself, even though he was supposed to be talking about other people. There were other times he could barely talk at all. During the Cleveland rally for Rich Cordray and Betty Sutton, Obama repeatedly talked about himself, despite the candidates sitting behind him. Several times, he stuttered as he attempted to attack President Trump and the success of recent Republican initiatives.
  • Trump's Space Force could cost nearly $13 billion over 5 years

    09/17/2018 2:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 17, 2018 | Ryan Browne
    Establishing President Donald Trump's sought-after Space Force could cost $12.9 billion over its first five years, according to an Air Force document obtained by CNN. The Air Force estimates that the first year "additive costs" associated with establishing the new military branch in the 2020 fiscal year, including the creation of a headquarters, would amount to $3.32 billion. The document also estimates that the Space Force will oversee some 13,000 personnel when it is officially launched. In a memo accompanying the proposal, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson calls on Congress to authorize and fund the establishment of a Space Force...
  • Trump holds National Council for the American Worker meeting — live updates

    09/17/2018 12:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 17, 2018
    President Trump is expected to speak at what the White House is describing as the inaugural meeting of the President's National Council for the American Worker on Monday. The president praised the efforts of first responders after Hurricane Florence lashed out at the East Coast. "Will not rest until that job is done and done perfectly," the president said, according to the White House press pool. "... It's a very dangerous situation. You have collapses. You have slides. Its very scary." The council was formed to develop a national workforce strategy to help students and workers have access to the...
  • Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month

    09/14/2018 12:45:08 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies ^ | 9/13/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month White House PROCLAMATIONS Presidential Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2018 Issued on: September 13, 2018 During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor all American citizens of Hispanic descent and celebrate their rich and vibrant traditions of faith, family, hard work, and patriotism. We are grateful for the innumerable contributions they make to our society, which are vital to our thriving Nation. We are especially grateful for the 1.2 million Hispanic-American men and women who have answered the call to serve in our Armed Forces, demonstrating remarkable loyalty, bravery, and dedication to duty. My...
  • Poll: Mike Braun Leading Joe Donnelly in Indiana Senate Race

    09/13/2018 6:57:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 113 Sep 2018 | Sean Moran
    Hoosier businessman Mike Braun leads Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) in a poll released on Wednesday. A Fox News poll released on Wednesday found that Braun leads over Donnelly–45 to 43 percent—while Libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton has three percent support and eight percent of Indianans remain undecided. The margin of error for the survey is 3.5 percent, making the race a dead heat between Braun and the incumbent senator, especially considering that one-third of Hoosier voters are saying they could change their minds before the November midterm election. The Fox News survey found that 54 percent of Hoosiers approve of President...
  • El-Erian: Trump has a 75% chance of winning the trade war

    09/12/2018 9:17:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | September 12, 2018 | Krystal Hu
    President Donald Trump’s trade war may soon escalate if the U.S. slaps more tariffs on import goods from China. Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at the Allianz Group and former CEO of PIMCO, assuaged U.S. investors by noting that the chance of the U.S. getting a better deal from the trade war is 3-in-4. “I think it’s really important to make a distinction between the journey and the destination,” El-Erian said on Yahoo Finance’s The Final Round on Tuesday. “The journey will involve lots of noise, lots of rhetoric about trade wars, and the technically vulnerable asset classes, such as...
  • Mr. Xi – Tear Down These Trade Walls!

    09/12/2018 9:17:25 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 3 replies ^ | 9/1218 | L Todd Wood
    If there was ever an overt sign that the Chamber of Commerce and the Koch brothers really want to continue the open-border raping of America, then today’s announcement that these groups, among other colluders, are banding together to publically oppose and attempt to defeat President Trump’s trade agenda, is that sign. It is a sign from Hades. The fact that these people care nothing for the slaughter of the American heartland, the out-of-control opioid abuse that has killed God knows how many due to despair and loss of livlihood, is simply shocking (Although we knew they doing this before which...
  • Report: U.S. World’s Largest Crude Oil Producer

    09/12/2018 8:36:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 12,2018 | Joshua Caplan
    President Donald Trump’s America First energy policy has catapulted the United States to the world’s largest global crude oil producer, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) report states preliminary estimates show the U.S. feasibly overtook Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the top crude oil producer earlier this year. The report notes U.S. crude production in February outstripped Saudi Arabia’s for the first time in over 20 years. Further, U.S. crude production in June exceeded Russia’s crude oil output for the first time since February of 1999. EIA data signals the U.S. will maintain...
  • GOP tries to tighten the screws on Dems with 'Tax Reform 2.0'

    09/11/2018 9:42:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/11/2018 | BY CHRIS WILLIAM SANCHIRICO
    This week, House Republicans are poised to release what they are calling “Tax Reform 2.0," their update to last December’s massive rewrite of the tax code. GOP leaders promise a floor vote by the end of the month. As a matter of substance, and against the backdrop of December’s historic changes, the new proposals are more “0” than “2." But as a matter of politics, they put Democrats in a tough position heading into the midterm elections. Still Democrats may have some options. Based on what we know from brochure-like previews, the centerpiece of Tax Reform 2.0 will be to...
  • Give Trump the Nobel Prize for Economics

    09/10/2018 9:34:15 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies ^ | Sep 11, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    This past week I asked a friend at the White House about how the president was holding up against the onslaught of media attacks. "They didn't even deliver a glancing blow," was the response. It wasn't for a lack of trying. Has any president in modern times been the target of such a Blitzkrieg of orchestrated assaults -- from John McCain's funeral turned anti-Trump scrum to Bob Woodward's discredited new book trashing the president to the media infatuation with the anonymous New York Times op-ed by a disgruntled federal employee who hates President Trump. Here we go again. Trump is...
  • America’s Economy is Booming Thanks to President Donald J. Trump..(Fact Sheets)

    09/10/2018 7:47:26 PM PDT · by caww · 10 replies ^ | September 10, 2018 | WhiteHouse
    "We have accomplished an economic turnaround of historic proportions"...President Donald J. Trump AN ECONOMIC TURNAROUND: President Donald J. Trump has delivered an economic turnaround following the weak economic trends of the previous Administration. President Trump has turned around many of the flat economic trends experienced under the Obama Administration. HISTORIC ECONOMIC SUCCESS: President Trump’s pro-growth policies have led to an undeniable economic resurgence, benefitting American businesses and workers. DENYING CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: President Trump has achieved clear success in jump starting the economy, defying repeated attempts to credit the Obama Administration. continue for facts and details...
  • This chart shows the dramatic rise in corporate cash brought home since the tax cuts

    09/10/2018 7:01:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jeff Cox
    Companies during the first quarter brought home $300 billion of the $1 trillion in cash they had been holding overseas. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act encouraged the repatriation of profits, which had been subject to additional U.S. levies after it was brought home. The act put a one-time tax on the money, eliminating the incentive to keep it abroad. Companies took major advantage of last year's tax cuts to bring home profits they had stored overseas. In the first quarter alone, multinational enterprises brought home about $300 billion of the $1 trillion held abroad, according to a recent Federal...
  • White House Econ Adviser Debunks Obama's Claim He Deserves Credit for Economy

    09/10/2018 3:52:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | September 10, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The current economic boom has nothing to do with President Obama, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett suggested Monday in the briefing room. In a speech last week at the University of Illinois, Obama claimed credit for the improved economic outlook. It was his policies, he noted that paved the way for the current rate."Don't forget when the recovery started," he told the audience."You don't have to reach far" for an explanation as to why the economy is looking up, Hassett said. Trump deregulated the economy, oversaw massive tax cuts, and cut corporate tax rates, all which have resulted in...
  • 5 Reasons Obama Can’t Take Credit for Trump’s Good Economy

    09/10/2018 12:34:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/10/2018 | Carl Jackson
    After disappearing from the spotlight for well over a year, former President Obama resurfaced at the University of Illinois on Friday just in time to take credit for the booming economy we’ve seen under President Trump. This comes ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Trump has systematically dismantled Obama’s legacy via deregulation, tax cuts and by eliminating the individual mandate in Obamacare, so it’s understandable why Obama is desperate for accolades.Obama spoke before a receptive audience on Friday where he claimed that his administration reversed 40 years of bad economic trends during his eight years in office. He decried “when...
  • The Obama economy is trouble for Hillary Clinton(Flashback!!)

    09/10/2018 11:55:41 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/02/2016 | Ed Rogers
    A slew of bad economic headlines last week made it official: The Obama economy has failed. As noted in the Wall Street Journal, “Even seven years after the recession ended . . . in terms of average annual growth, the pace of this expansion has been by far the weakest of any since 1949.” --SNIP-- Some voters will care about plans, policies, experience and character, and among those voters, Trump will likely get blown away. But if the state of the economy controls the outcome of the election, Clinton could have a big problem on her hands.
  • Trump celebrates job growth, says Clinton would have caused a recession

    09/10/2018 7:27:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 10, 2018 07:36 AM | Katelyn Caralle
    Electing Hillary Clinton to the White House would have led to an economic depression, President Trump claimed Monday. “If the Democrats had won the Election in 2016, GDP, which was about 1% and going down, would have been minus 4% instead of up 4.2%,” Trump tweeted Monday morning. “I opened up our beautiful economic engine with Regulation and Tax Cuts. Our system was choking and would have been made worse. Still plenty to do!” If the Democrats had won the Election in 2016, GDP, which was about 1% and going down, would have been minus 4% instead of up 4.2%....