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  • Majority say they're open to re-electing Trump

    03/25/2019 1:21:37 PM PDT · by grayboots · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/25/2019 | The Hill
    A majority of registered voters in a new poll say they would consider voting President Trump into a second term. Fifty-four percent in the Hill-HarrisX survey released Monday said they would think about voting for Trump, though 46 percent of registered voters said they would not even consider casting a ballot for the president. The polling was conducted before a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusions were released. That summary reported that Mueller did not find evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia, a huge win for the president. People who said they backed Trump in 2016 are...
  • Hollywood celebrities champion higher wages for waitresses who say 'no thanks'

    03/23/2019 7:15:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2019 | Rick Moran
    Several Hollywood celebrities are pushing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to eliminate the wage difference between hourly employees and tipped workers like waitresses and bartenders. Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Williams, Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer are among the more prominent actresses pushing the proposal. But, not suprisingly the waitresses have written a letter to the celebrities, telling them "no thanks." New York Times: Waitresses and other servers are resisting the proposal, saying they can make more money from tips and do not need celebrities to help protect them from harassment. Harassment is a real concern, they say, but so...
  • Is universal basic income a biblical solution to poverty?

    03/23/2019 7:41:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2019 | Chuck Bentley
    Hey Chuck,I read more and more people pushing for Universal Basic Income (UBI)? This sounds cool but so does a free condo on the beach. First, what is it? More importantly, is it really a good thing?Interested in UBIThanks for your important and timely question. UBI is being talked about heavily among Silicon Valley tech titans like Mark Zuckerberg. Recently, new presidential candidate Andrew Yang has even made it his central campaign promise.What Is UBI?On the surface, UBI does sound intriguing: everyone gets guaranteed monthly income; cash in the bank, no strings attached. This idea has been around for a...
  • Free stuff for everyone! Wait, what? Our taxes our going up?

    03/22/2019 6:33:22 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 20 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | March 22 | peter lucas
    What do you mean by free, Bernie? Do you mean that nobody pays? Do you mean that you as president will abolish college tuition and that everybody will attend at no cost? That is what you have been saying, so I guess you mean it. But if everything is free where will the money come from to pay the professors, or the college presidents or the janitors? Or will they all be volunteers and work for nothing?
  • Joe Biden Continues the Democrat Obsession With Political Losers

    03/22/2019 4:29:12 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 15 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The Democrat presidential nomination battle is already a three-ring circus, and the far left elements of the Democrat base are going to make sure it stays that way. Yesterday, ex-Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who is struggling to gain a foothold in the race, found himself in trouble with the social justice warrior crowd when his effort to imply that a woman may well win the nominating contest fell flat with the humorless left. The first mistake Hickenlooper made was accepting CNN’s invitation to get a little (very little, given CNN’s dwindling audience)...
  • How Trump is on track for a 2020 landslide

    03/21/2019 5:07:06 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 35 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 3/21/2019 | Ben White
    President Donald Trump has a low approval rating. He is engaging in bitter Twitter wars and facing metastasizing investigations. But if the election were held today, he’d likely ride to a second term in a huge landslide, according to multiple economic models with strong track records of picking presidential winners and losses. Credit a strong U.S. economy featuring low unemployment, rising wages and low gas prices — along with the historic advantage held by incumbent presidents. While Trump appears to be in a much stronger position than his approval rating and conventional Beltway wisdom might suggest, he also could wind...
  • Why democrats will drive people back to Trump

    03/21/2019 2:13:01 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-21-19 | DrJohn
    Every time I try to walk away Somethin’ makes me turn around and stayI can tell you why Liberals want so badly to take Trump down that they will destroy the country to do it. They support killing full term viable and even newborn babies. They’re pushing socialism. They would turn the US into Venezuela. Or Connecticut. They are promising to give away your wealth. They want to pack the Supreme Court.Progressive activists are pushing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to commit to increasing the number of Supreme Court justices in order to dilute the current conservative majority. The recently created, aptly named “Pack the...
  • Trump’s ‘economic boom’ is unlikely without major legislation, his economic team says

    03/21/2019 9:05:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/21/2019 | Heather Long
    President Trump has promised an economic boom that will last for years to come, but he’s unlikely to get one without the help of Congress to pass major new legislation, according to estimates by Trump’s own economic team. To achieve about 3% growth for the next decade, Trump would need a big infrastructure bill, more tax cuts, additional deregulation, and policies that transition more people off government aid and into full-time jobs, according to the 2019 Economic Report of the President, released Tuesday by Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers. There’s skepticism that Trump will be able to get all of...
  • China should quickly get out of its huge US trade problem (good article)

    03/17/2019 9:26:18 PM PDT · by cba123 · 38 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 1 hour ago | Dr. Michael Ivanovich
    Beijing cannot indefinitely continue to accumulate wealth and technology by exploiting America’s open markets. A prompt solution of the U.S.-China trade dispute requires a rebalancing on bilateral trade accounts — drastically lower Chinese sales to the U.S. and sharply increasing Chinese purchases of American goods and services. China’s regulatory changes are a different matter. Financial markets should stop fretting about the U.S.-China trade problem — that’s a peripheral issue and a purely trading event. Only the Fed can crash Wall Street. (Please see full article at the link)
  • Rahm Emanuel says Democrats' hard left turn could re-elect Trump

    03/12/2019 12:00:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12 March 2019 | Howard Kurtz
    Rahm is right. The Democrats are in a leftward lurch that could ruin their chances of retaking the White House. Rahm Emanuel, now stepping down after two terms as mayor of Chicago, knows something about winning elections. He was a key White House operative for Bill Clinton and chief of staff for Barack Obama. It was Rahm, as chairman of the Democratic campaign committee, who engineered the party's takeover of the House in 2006 — and is known for his hardball brand of politics, with all the subtlety of his frequent F-bombs. If Mayor Emanuel believes the Democrats are in...
  • Latinos View GOP More Favorably than Democratic Party in New Poll

    12/17/2014 10:34:33 AM PST · by dignitasnews · 14 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | December 17, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a new Washington Post poll released today, American Latinos have a more favorable view of the GOP, besting the Democratic Party among the nations fastest growing demographic group. In a survey conducted between December 11-14, 52 percent of Hispanic Americans view the Republican Party favorably, while 37 percent have an unfavorable view of the Party of Lincoln. In contrast, 40 percent of Latinos have an unfavorable view of the Democratic Party, while 48 percent rate them favorable. The poll suggests that large numbers of Americans, of all demographic groups, are moving toward the right, as the GOP holds a...
  • How Trump would cut Medicare by $818B in a decade

    03/11/2019 2:53:59 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 26 replies
    President Trump's proposed budget released Monday appeared to call on Congress to cut $818 billion from Medicare over 10 years, despite a long-standing promise from the president that he wouldn't touch the popular program. The budget does not outline specific cuts to Medicare, nor does it propose a cost-saving plan along the lines of an idea from former House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to give beneficiaries subsidies to buy private coverage. Instead, the budget envisions spending reductions through Congress passing prescription-drug legislation and through efforts to reduce improper payments to healthcare providers. "He's not cutting Medicare in this budget," Russell...
  • Trump administration moves to end work permits for spouses of skilled foreign workers

    03/11/2019 11:53:08 AM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies
    The Bergen Record ^ | 02.25.19 | Monsy Alvarado
    Trump administration moves to end work permits for spouses of skilled foreign workers
  • Milton Friedman on Donahue - 1979

    03/10/2019 6:59:53 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 26, 2009 | Milton Friedman
    Dr. Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate, promoting "Free to Choose" on the show Donahue.Worth watching....Donahue...actually conducted a decent interview.
  • High taxes be damned, the rich keep moving to California

    03/11/2019 10:31:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 84 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 11, 2019 | By George Skelton
    Are rich people fleeing California to escape astronomical state income taxes? That’s the word. But it’s fake news. In fact, more wealthy people are moving to California than leaving, research indicates. It’s the poor and middle class who are departing. It makes sense. If you’re getting rich in California and can afford to live comfortably here in this balmy climate, there’s little incentive to leave — except to stick it to the tax collector in Sacramento. “If you’ve got your business here and you’re making money, it’s hard to leave,” says Allan Zaremberg, president of the California Chamber of Commerce....
  • Tax collectors chase rich New Yorkers moving to low-tax states. Auditors inspect cell records,...

    03/09/2019 8:04:39 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 119 replies
    CNBC ^ | PUBLISHED FRI, MAR 8 2019 • 7:05 AM EST | UPDATED FRI, MAR 8 2019 • 11:05 AM EST | Robert Frank
    FULL TITLE: Tax collectors chase rich New Yorkers moving to low-tax states. Auditors inspect cell records, even your dog’s vet bills The cat-and-mouse game between state tax collectors and wealthy New Yorkers who are moving to Florida has reached new levels — and gone high tech. New federal tax laws limiting the deduction of state and local income taxes have created incentives for wealthy New Yorkers to move to Florida or other lower-tax states. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month blamed wealth flight for the state’s $2.3 billion revenue shortfall in December and January. “Tax the rich, tax the...
  • As residents flee New York's high taxes, state uses intrusive audits to get cash from defectors

    03/09/2019 3:26:09 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 111 replies
    New York state goes to extraordinary lengths to catch wealthy residents who try to flee its burdensome taxes, leaving a gaping hole in the state’s treasury. The aggressive approach by state tax collectors comes as the Empire State faces a $2.3 billion budget deficit that even Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo called “as serious as a heart attack.” Cuomo, a vocal critic of President Trump, blamed congressional Republicans for passing tax reforms that reduced the state and local tax deduction Americans can take on their annual income tax forms -- meaning residents of high-tax blue states like New York have been...
  • President Trump's budget to include $100M for Ivanka's women's fund

    03/08/2019 10:30:14 AM PST · by proust · 35 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 8, 2019 | Catherine Lucey
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's 2020 budget proposal will include $100 million for a global women's fund spearheaded by his daughter Ivanka Trump. In a statement to The Associated Press, Ivanka Trump noted that Friday was International Women's Day and stressed the initiative was "working towards our goal of economically empowering 50 million women in developing countries by 2025." She says the budget includes "a new $100 million commitment" for the fund.
  • Here's the best poll # for Donald Trump this year

    03/06/2019 9:53:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 6, 2019 | Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    The first two years of Donald Trump's presidency haven't exactly been filled with stellar ratings from the public. Trump's approval rating in Gallup has never -- not one time -- been above 50% since he was sworn into office. His overall job approval number in the Real Clear Politics' average is below 44%. Almost six in 10 people disapproved of how Trump has handled the Russia investigation in a CNN-SSRS poll last month. On and on it goes -- bad numbers following bad numbers, leaving the poll-obsessed Trump to cherry-pick a piece of data here and there that suggests he...
  • ‘Terrible Idea’: Michigan’s Democratic Governor Pushes an Enormous Gas Tax Increase

    03/06/2019 6:16:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 5, 2019 | Chris White, Daily Caller News Foundation
    Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing what some opponents are calling a draconian gas tax increase to fix the state’s crumbling road infrastructure. Whitmer’s budget proposal will include a 45-cent gas tax increase, which would be phased in over three separate intervals, the governor’s spokeswoman Tiffany Brown told reporters Monday. The rate would begin increasing in October, hit its second phase in April 2020, and ease into its final phase by the end of that year. The increase is expected to generate roughly $2 billion a year in additional revenue for roads, according to media reports. Whitmer, a Democrat...