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  • Poll portends tough sledding for California gas tax increase

    02/16/2018 8:06:37 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    bondbuyer.com ^ | February 16 2018 | By Keeley Webster
    The recent gas tax hike in California enacted to fund transportation projects could face tough sledding in the face of a repeal effort. Likely voters were nearly evenly split on the issue with 47% saying they favor repeal, while 48% said they oppose it, in a poll released Feb. 7 by the Public Policy Institute of California. The creator of the initiative to repeal a gas tax hike and vehicle fee increase approved by the state legislature last year to support transportation projects said signature gathering efforts are right on track. (You need to pay if you want to know...
  • Shock Poll: GOP Now Leads On Generic Ballot

    02/14/2018 6:15:51 AM PST · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 14 Feb 2018
    Fully 39 percent of registered voters say they would support the GOP candidate for Congress in their district, while 38 percent would back the Democratic candidate. Nearly a quarter of voters, 23 percent, are undecided. Voters are split almost evenly along party lines. Democratic voters break for their party, 85 percent to 5 percent, while Republicans similarly favor the GOP, 84 percent to 8 percent. Among independent voters, 26 percent would vote for the Democrat, 25 percent for the Republican and nearly half, 49 percent, are undecided. The GOP’s 1-point advantage comes after three months of tracking in which Democrats...
  • Feds Collect Record Taxes in First Month Under Tax Cut; Run Surplus in January

    02/13/2018 10:46:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.cnsnews.com ^ | 02/12/2018 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The federal government this January ran a surplus while collecting record total tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today. January was the first month under the new tax law that President Donald Trump signed in December. During January, the Treasury collected approximately $361,038,000,000 in total tax revenues and spent a total of approximately $311,802,000,000 to run a surplus of approximately $49,236,000,000. Despite the monthly surplus of $49,236,000,000, the federal government is still running a deficit of approximately $175,718,000,000 for fiscal year 2018. That is because the government entered the...
  • Democrats on Wrong Side of Economic Revival

    02/12/2018 5:02:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Chuck You Schumer. And Chuck You was in Louisville at the University of Louisville, and he spoke a Q&A period after his remarks. It was this morning. And a member of the audience said, “There’s been talk of a blue wave of Democrats winning seats in the midterms. If this is to happen, what are the biggest obstacles that Democrats must overcome in order to win big in November?” SCHUMER: People will make their own decisions about Donald Trump. Our mistake, I think, you cannot just run against Donald Trump. And it is the job of we Democrats...
  • Low income workers march in Detroit for $15 minimum wage

    02/12/2018 4:49:40 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    Kim Russell ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2018 | WXYZ.COM
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - On this day in history, 50 years ago, black sanitation workers marched in Memphis protesting unsafe working conditions and low wages. Protesters marked the day by marching in front of a McDonald's in Detroit. Low income workers including cooks, cashiers, janitors, and hospital workers marched with their supporters from the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial park— to the McDonald’s on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. “We hope to have our voices heard and have some of our needs meet, so we can make it in society in this economy,” said Darrell Bonner, Lead Custodian Detroit Public Schools...
  • Corporate earnings are crushing expectations and the market doesn't care

    02/12/2018 3:07:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 02/12/2018 | Myles Udland
    Corporate earnings in the fourth quarter have been stellar. With 80.7% of the S&P 500’s market cap having reported earnings through the market close on Friday, February 9, 74% of companies are beating bottom-line estimates. Earnings are topping analyst expectations by an average of 4.8%. This is better than the 68% beat rate by an average of 4.7% seen over the last three years, according to data from Credit Suisse. Credit Suisse also notes that earnings per share growth in the fourth quarter is expected to hit 15.3%, which would be the second-best quarter since the start of 2015. But...
  • San Francisco is experiencing a ‘mass exodus.’ The city’s liberal policies are to blame.

    02/12/2018 7:21:52 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/10/2018 | Chris Enloe
    San Francisco is experiencing a “mass exodus” as tens of thousands of residents leave the Bay Area while an influx of immigrants flood the sanctuary city, according to KPIX-TV. What’s going on? For the first time in decades, more people are leaving San Francisco than there are new people moving to the city. The mass exodus has propelled the Bay Area to the nation’s leading city for “out-migration.” One of the reasons for the exodus is the cost of living in San Francisco. According to the Mercury News, the median price for homes in Silicon Valley fall anywhere between $800,000...
  • Trump’s new food-stamps plan: A basket of U.S. food, direct to your doorstep

    02/12/2018 3:26:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Feb 12, 2018 3:01 p.m. ET
    The White House says the changes could save $214 billion over a decade. “The Budget proposes to combine the traditional retail-based SNAP electronic benefit with the direct provision of nutritious and 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods to participating households. This cost-effective proposal maintains our commitment to helping needy families avoid hunger while generating substantial savings,” the budget said. Households receiving $90 per month or more would get a portion in shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit, vegetables, and meat, poultry or fish. The remainder of the benefit would go onto the debit card...
  • White House to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

    02/11/2018 8:37:41 PM PST · by Innovative · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | Mallory Shelbourne -
    The White House on Monday will unveil its long-awaited $1.5 trillion infrastructure package aimed at overhauling U.S. public works. The plan is structured around four goals: generate $1.5 trillion for an infrastructure proposal, streamline the permitting process down to two years, invest in rural infrastructure projects and advance workforce training. The current system is fundamentally broken and it’s broken in two different ways,” a senior administration official told reporters in a Saturday phone call. “We are underinvesting in our infrastructure, and we have a permitting process that takes so long that even when funds are adequate, it can take a...
  • Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan was leaked, here's a look

    01/25/2018 4:21:12 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 78 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 1.23.18 | Jade Scipioni
    Key details of President Trump’s potential $1 trillion infrastructure plan were published on the news website Axios on Monday. The draft, which a White House spokesperson would not comment on, outlines details on how a majority of the money could be spent.
  • Schumer Raises Alarm About Trump Infrastructure Proposal

    02/11/2018 2:17:10 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 11, 2018 | Ethan Harp
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his massive infrastructure bill on Monday, and the plan that once seemed to be a rare issue that both sides could agree on is now facing controversy.</p> <p>As WCBS 880’s Ethan Harp reported, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) addressed the infrastructure plan at Grand Central Terminal Sunday. He was once on board with the plan, but is now concerned with what it could really look like.</p>
  • Trump releases 2019 budget with $3 trillion in cuts

    02/12/2018 12:21:49 PM PST · by Innovative · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 12, 2018 | Naomi Jagoda
    President Trump on Monday rolled out a White House budget that includes deep cuts to some federal agencies, an increase in funding for the Pentagon and $18 billion for a wall on the Mexican border. It includes proposals to cut deficits by more than $3 trillion over a decade and lower debt levels as a percentage of the gross domestic product, but does not balance by doing away with annual deficits.
  • Donald Trump Blasts Costly Middle East Wars; Launches $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

    02/12/2018 10:43:45 AM PST · by davikkm · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump unveiled his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Monday at the White House, criticizing the amount of money wasted in the Middle East before he was presdient. He estimated that the United States had spent $7 trillion in the Middle East, calling it a “mistake.” “It’s crazy… $7 trillion in the Middle East, and the Middle East is far worse now than it was 17 years ago when they went in,” Trump said. “And not so intelligently, I have to say, went in. I’m being nice.” As part of his plan, Trump said that the administration would accelerate...
  • The Education Department Officially Says It Will Reject Transgender Student Bathroom Complaints

    02/12/2018 11:21:47 AM PST · by Salman · 34 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | February 12, 2018 | Dominic Holden
    The Education Department has told BuzzFeed News it won't investigate or take action on any complaints filed by transgender students who are banned from restrooms that match their gender identity, charting new ground in the Trump administration's year-long broadside against LGBT rights. It’s the first time officials have asserted this position publicly as an interpretation of law. No formal announcement has been made. For nearly a year, the Trump administration took a less clear stance, with officials saying they were studying the issue ...
  • Trump proposes eliminating federal funding for PBS, NPR

    02/12/2018 11:51:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/18 | Joe Concha
    President Trump's newly proposed budget includes a proposal to end federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), part of a package that includes $300 billion in new spending overall. CPB provides federal funding for PBS and National Public Radio stations. "The Budget proposes to eliminate Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) over a two year period," according to the proposal. "CPB grants represent a small share of the total funding for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR), which primarily rely on private donations to fund their operations," it continues. "To conduct...
  • Trump isn't getting more popular, but his policies are

    02/12/2018 10:45:34 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | Feb 12, 2018 | Jake Novak
    Thanks to the improving economy, something very unusual is going on in American politics. American voters are separating the personal from the political in perhaps the most significant way ever. President Donald Trump's overall approval rating in most polls is creeping up lately, yet it remains at historically weak levels for a president at this stage in his first term. But at the same time, voters are starting to become more positive about the economy and more willing to give Trump the credit for it. Several polls are noting this trend, but it's most clear in the latest Quinnipiac College...
  • Trump: Lou Barletta is 'going to win big' in Pennsylvania Senate race

    10/11/2017 6:19:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10/11/17 | Alex Weaver
    President Trump offered some kind words for Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., and his bid to unseat Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., in 2018, saying that the Republican congressman is "going to win big" in the race. Trump made the remarks while opening up an event in Harrisburg, Pa., early Wednesday evening on tax reform.
  • Lou Barletta: Dems Put Illegal Immigrants over American Citizens with Schumer’s Shutdown

    01/21/2018 3:38:22 AM PST · by smileyface · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 20 2018 | John Binder
    Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) called out Senate Democrats following a government shutdown led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and members of the Republican establishment, saying the Democratic Party put the interests of illegal aliens ahead of American citizens. On Friday evening, Senate Democrats, including Schumer and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with well as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), voted against a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown because it did not include amnesty for at least 3.5 million illegal aliens and their illegal alien parents. Barletta quickly responded to the decision to...
  • Brazile Declares Obama Was a Leech, Continues Scorching Old Democrat Friends

    11/08/2017 6:52:35 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 91 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 11/8/2017 | Davis
    Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile has been on a roll recently. She’s ripped into the DNC’s former leadership, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and now former President Barack Obama. In her new book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House,” Brazile outlined how Obama leeched off the Democratic Party to further his own causes, even if it meant bankrupting the entire party, The Daily Caller reported. “We had three Democratic parties: The party of Barack Obama, the party of Hillary Clinton, and this weak little vestige of...
  • WikiLeaks: Donna Brazile Shreds Obama Economy

    10/21/2016 7:07:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    LifeZette ^ | October 21, 2016 | Edmund Kozak
    In an email to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta from February 2016, released Friday by WikiLeaks, now-acting chair of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile gave a frank and honest assessment of the Obama economy — it wasn’t good. “I think people are more in despair about how things are—yes new jobs but they are low wage jobs,” she admits. “HOUSING is a huge issue. Most people pay half of what they make to rent,” she continued.