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  • The Taxman Cometh: Senate Bill’s Marginal Rates Could Top 100% for Some

    12/10/2017 4:31:31 PM PST · by Mariner · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10th, 2017 | By Richard Rubin
    WASHINGTON—Some high-income business owners could face marginal tax rates exceeding 100% under the Senate’s tax bill, far beyond the listed tax rates in the Republican plan. That means a business owner’s next $100 in earnings, under certain circumstances, would require paying more than $100 in additional federal and state taxes. As lawmakers rush to write the final tax bill over the next week, they already are looking at changes to prevent this from happening. Broadly, House and Senate Republicans are trying to reconcile the bills they passed, looking for ways to pay for eliminating the most contentious proposals. The formal...
  • Democrats Erupt In Anger After ‘Corrupt’ Tax Bill Passes The Senate

    12/02/2017 4:54:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Huffpost ^ | Carla Herreria
    **SNIP** Many Democratic senators said they weren’t able to read the entire draft of the tax rewrite, which contained handwritten notes and crossed-out pages, ahead of the vote. Others promised they would keep fighting against the bill, which still needs to be reconciled with the House version before it becomes law. "This Congress doesn’t work for working families,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted early Saturday morning. “It works for corporate lobbyists & campaign donors in backroom deals & 1:30 a.m. votes.” She added, “This corruption is hollowing out America’s middle class & tearing down our democracy.”
  • Senate Continues to Consider GOP Tax Bill - Watch Live...

    12/01/2017 10:24:53 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/01/2017 | Doughtyone for Free Republic
    This is a live feed from the U. S. Senate as they address supplemental bills to the Tax Bill. There isn't much more to add, except the vote is expected later tonight, actually early morning 12/02 in Washington, D. C.
  • Has anyone seen Bill Clinto lately?

    11/24/2017 11:11:40 PM PST · by weeder · 67 replies
    11/25/2017 | Weeder
    With the photo recently of Chelsea,Hillary and McCain all sporting medical boots on their right foot, I was wondering if anyone has seen Bubba,and whether he is part of the new fashion rage. Speculation has been that they might be tracking devices,in case they get nervous and try to leave the country as the noose tightens. Perhaps to a country without an extradition agreement. Just sayin'.
  • Conservatives were right about Bill Clinton; once he failed to resign he deserved to be impeached

    11/20/2017 6:05:12 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 18th 2017 | Ross Douthat
    In the longstanding liberal narrative about Bill Clinton and his scandals, the one pushed by Clinton courtiers and ratified in media coverage of his post-presidency, our 42nd president was only guilty of being a horndog, his affairs were nobody’s business but his family’s, and oral sex with Monica Lewinsky was a small thing that should never have put his presidency in peril. That narrative could not survive the current wave of outrage over male sexual misconduct. So now a new one may be forming for the age of Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump. In this story, Kenneth Starr and the...
  • Clinton Foundation hosts 25th anniversary event with Bill and Hillary Clinton

    11/19/2017 5:18:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) -- Bill and Hillary Clinton returned to their humble political beginnings in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s presidential election victory and the 13th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center’s grand opening. The event brought together Clinton's campaign staff and the friends and family who played a role in the 1992 election. Sheila Bronfam is a long-time friend of Bill Clinton and had a hand in creating the Arkansas Travelers more than 25 years ago. The Travelers were a group of roughly 600 campaign volunteers who toured the United...
  • Paul Ryan Defies MAGA Momentum, Sneaks Mass Amnesty Plan into Spending Bill

    10/25/2017 11:31:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/25/17 | John Binder
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s closed-door announcement of slipping amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal aliens covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into an end-of-the-year spending deal comes less than a month after a DACA recipient has been accused of murder. Ryan, according to members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), is planning to put together a spending deal that includes giving amnesty to the DACA illegal aliens, as Breitbart News reported. “He did talk about the fact that that would be good if we could get ahead of that as opposed to being reactionary,” RSC Chairman Mark Walker...
  • Bill Nye: “I am a Failure”

    10/24/2017 8:34:11 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 63 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 10/23/17 | Eric Worrall
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall Bill Nye seems to think he has failed to reach people with his demand for urgent action on climate change, but he blames others for creating the conditions which led to his failure. Bill Nye on his climate change education efforts: “I am a failure” “The Science Guy” looks back on his 1990s TV show, and why climate change education has not reflected policy change Between hosting “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and serving as CEO of The Planetary Society, Bill Nye’s career as a science educator means he is also, inherently, an activist when...
  • 7 Uranium One Facts Every American Should Know

    10/23/2017 10:31:02 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 16 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 23, 2017 | ADAM SHAW
    Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration find themselves at the center of an explosive scandal involving the transfer of 20 percent of all U.S. uranium to Russia via the sale of the Uranium One company, just as nine foreign investors in the deal funneled $145 million to the Clinton Foundation to help grease the wheels. Here are the seven facts about the Uranium One deal you need to know: Article url here:
  • FBI was surprised but took no action after Bill Clinton took $500,000 from Russian bank while...

    10/23/2017 5:22:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/17 | Nikki Schwab
    When former President Bill Clinton received a $500,000 check from a Kremlin-linked bank in 2010 to give a speech in Moscow it served, to the FBI, as further evidence the Russians had unleashed an influence campaign designed to get access to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Hill newspaper reported Sunday night that the FBI had been keeping close tabs on a Russian spy network that was trying to inch closer to the Clintons at the dawn of the Obama administration, with one spy – who was eventually arrested and deported – briefly posing successfully as an American accountant and...
  • Bill Clinton sought State’s permission meet Russian nuclear official during Obama uranium decision

    10/19/2017 5:45:51 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/2017 | John Solomon and Alison Spann
    As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show. Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010...
  • Hillary Clinton: "Close, But No Cigar"

    10/14/2017 4:52:44 AM PDT · by gaggs · 29 replies
    Hillary Clinton was asked if Harvey Weinstein’s behavior reminded her of her husband Bill. She said: “Close, but no cigar”. Video: Hillary Clinton moved to take the heat off Harvey Weinstein Friday by outright calling President Trump a “sexual assaulter” – while roundly dismissing past allegations of sexual impropriety against her husband as old news.
  • Bill Maher: “Suddenly, socialism is not such a bad idea when you’re standing in toxic floodwater.”

    09/09/2017 2:43:45 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9th September 2017 | Max Greenwood
    HBO host Bill Maher complained that it "seems a little unfair" for residents of conservative states like Texas to rely on federal assistance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. "These places that got flooded, like Texas, okay, they have a low tax base," Maher said on his show "Real Time" on Friday. "So, the federal government bails them out. Their governors, their legislators they don’t believe in climate science." "It seems like the responsible folks in this country, the people who pay a little more taxes and the people who believe in climate change are bailing out the people who...
  • The Globe Magazine: HILLARY DUMPS BILL!

    07/27/2017 9:28:31 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 94 replies
    the Globe ^ | 7-26-17
  • The Republic of Emotion (video only)

    07/24/2017 12:49:19 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies ^ | 7-24-2017 | Bill Whittle
    In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle talks about the cruelties and consequences of a world where nothing matters except HOW YOU FEEL.
  • Mark Meadows Draws Line in the Sand: Next Spending Bill Must Fund President Trump’s Border Wall

    07/10/2017 2:10:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/10/17 | Matthew Boyle
    House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Breitbart News exclusively that the next government spending bill must fund President Donald Trump’s promised border wall, or there will likely be a government shutdown. In a phone interview on Monday morning, Meadows—the chairman of the most influential group of House conservatives in Congress, the House Freedom Caucus—said that there are enough members in Congress to hold the line against any funding bill that does not explicitly provide for the beginning of construction of President Trump’s border wall. What’s more, Meadows says, his conversations with President Trump indicate that the president...
  • 22m Americans to lose cover in Senate healthcare bill

    06/26/2017 2:32:13 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 61 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26th June 2017 | BBC News
    Some 22 million Americans could lose their health insurance over the next decade under a Senate bill to replace Obamacare, a congressional report says. However, the bill would reduce the budget deficit by a total of $321bn (Ł252bn) in 2017-2026, the non-partisan Congressional Budgetary Office said. Similar legislation passed by the House of Representatives was also said to be likely to leave millions uninsured. A number of Republicans have expressed reservations about the Senate plan. The draft legislation, unveiled last week, is unlikely to be approved by Democrats, who see it as cruel and unfair. President Donald Trump's Republican party...
  • NOW: ‘Discussion Draft’ of Healthcare Bill to Be Revealed Thursday

    06/20/2017 2:18:07 PM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Tuesday that Republicans would see a discussion draft of the healthcare reform legislation on Thursday. McConnell also declared that the press would get an opportunity to see the bill on Thursday. This addresses numerous concerns from the Democrat leadership that Republicans are keeping the bill secret. McConnell stated at a press conference today: “We’ve continued our discussions on the way forward on healthcare, as all of you know, because I’ve reported it weekly. For weeks now, we’ve been in intense discussions with all Republican senators, both in working groups that all members...
  • Democrats protest Senate Republican healthcare secrecy

    06/20/2017 6:09:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    reuters ^ | 6/20/17 | Susan Cornwell
    U.S. Democrats took to the Senate floor on Monday to throw a spotlight on behind-the-scenes efforts by the Republican majority to repeal former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, known as Obamacare. In a series of floor motions, inquiries and lengthy speeches, Democrats criticized the closed-door meetings that Republicans have been holding to craft a replacement for Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. They called for open committee hearings and more time to consider the bill before a Senate vote, which Republicans say could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly.
  • Don't be fooled on pre-existing conditions here are the facts and how it will affect you

    05/07/2017 1:33:44 PM PDT · by taildragger · 90 replies
    People In Charge of Change ^ | 5/6/2017 | Jason Wisneiwski
    Don’t be fooled by Dems on “Pre Existing Conditions”. Here are the facts and how the new GOP health law will affect you Posted by Jason Wisniewski May 6, 2017 Action, Protecting America - Protecting our Freedom, Something YOU can do Let me begin this post by saying I am a licensed Independent health insurance broker with 10 years of experience mostly in the Medicare, Group & Individual insurance markets.  I represent my CLIENTS and myself, not one particular company or lobbying organization.  My goal is to have happy customers and to be able to make a living with products...