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  • GOP Reps Vote Themselves Obamacare Goodies That We’ll Pay For But Not Get

    04/27/2017 1:20:25 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 15 replies
    Conservative Tribune.com ^ | April 26, 2017 | Ben Marquis
    Perhaps the most famous line from George Orwell’s classic satire on socialism, “Animal Farm,” is that which declares, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” If the following report on what House Republicans are doing with their Obamacare replacement bill holds true, then they have just turned Orwell’s words into action by granting themselves a privilege not extended to everyone else. However, while the left-leaning Vox seemed to imply that this is some sort of new and nefarious development by uncaring Republicans granting themselves special privileges, The American Spectator pointed out that Congress has long...
  • The Hill's Whip List: 12 GOP no votes on new ObamaCare bill

    04/27/2017 10:15:13 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2018 | The Hill Staff
    House Republicans have an updated bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare, and The Hill has a new whip list. The updated bill includes an amendment that would allow states to opt out of key ObamaCare rules, including on minimum coverage requirements and allowing insurers to charge more based on individuals' health. Those changes are designed to win over conservatives, and the new legislation has been backed by the House Freedom Caucus and outside groups including the Club for Growth and FreedomWorks. The question is whether GOP centrists can back it. This list was last updated on April 27 at at...
  • Trump Wall Would Comprise Tiny Portion of Budget, Gore Wants $15 TRILLION

    04/27/2017 8:55:24 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 13 replies
    Conservative Tribune.com ^ | April 26, 2017 | Davis
    One of the key sticking points during negotiations to avoid a government shutdown on Friday was funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall — funding the Democrats refused even to consider. Trump had requested $1.4 billion to begin construction of the wall this year, but Democrats refused to let those funds be included in the budget request, even though it was a minuscule fraction of the federal budget, CNS reported. On the other hand, The Daily Caller reported that the Energy Transitions Commission, a group that includes former Vice President Al Gore, insisted that the world needed to invest $15...
  • Byron York: The law already allows Donald Trump to build the wall

    04/26/2017 9:39:01 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Byron York
    There's no shortage of people telling Donald Trump he can't build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. And maybe, in the end, he won't do it. But at the moment Trump takes office, he will have the legal authority and the money he needs to get started on the wall. Yes, there will be obstacles — what's the over/under on the number of lawsuits that will be filed trying to stop it? — but the fact is, the law is already in place that will allow Trump to go forward. As in other areas of immigration enforcement, Trump will be...
  • Trump Tweets: Democrats Help MS-13, Heroin Smugglers by Opposing Border Wall

    04/25/2017 11:49:18 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 25, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Drug smugglers are being helped by the Democratic leaders in Congress who are trying to block funding for a border wall, says President Donald Trump. He is using Twitter to hit the Democrats as enablers for the criminal gangs that are smuggling deadly drugs into American cities and towns around the nation, and which are sending murderous MS-13 gang members into Americans’ neighborhoods. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump The Wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth (and many others)! If Donald J. Trump ✔ ‎@realDonaldTrump ....the wall is not...
  • Looking for Input from Freepers on Retirement Accounts

    04/25/2017 7:36:12 AM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 42 replies
    Self | April 25, 2017 | Alberta's Child
    Sorry for the vanity, but I'm dealing with a financial situation that is apparently a very unusual one and isn't easily addressed through traditional means. Long story short ... I'm looking into some options for opening a self-directed IRA (which is different from a self-managed IRA). The tax rules about these accounts are complicated, but I've determined that I can navigate them with minimal outside help. The issue I'm facing is that the IRS requires a third-party custodian to be involved in the process to file the necessary paperwork and annual tax forms. For the life of me, I cannot...
  • Uber Technologies, Inc. has filed 986 labor condition applications for H1B visa

    04/25/2017 2:37:47 AM PDT · by vannrox
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has filed 986 labor condition applications for H1B visa and 167 labor certifications for green card from fiscal year 2014 to 2016. Uber Technologies was ranked 124 among all visa sponsors. Please note that 23 LCA for H1B Visa and 3 LC for green card have been denied or withdrawn during the same period.
  • Carson: HUD-Funded Projects Will Grow Jobs For Low-Income Americans

    04/23/2017 11:22:50 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 22, 2017 | Jack Davis
    Low-income Americans will no longer be passed over when the federal government pays the bill for construction projects, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said Thursday. Carson said using a rule that has been ignored for much of the past 50 years is part of his different approach to running the Department of Housing and Urban Development. “It’s not how many people we can get into public housing,” Carson said during an interview with Newsmax TV. “It’s how many people we can get out of it.”
  • Business-Friendly States Are Growing at the Expense of Those that Tax and Spend

    04/22/2017 7:15:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/22/2017 | Jonathan Williams
    The tenth edition of the Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index has just been released, and once again, Utah was found to have the best economic outlook of any state in the nation. The rankings are based on 15 equally-weighted economic policy variables, including tax rates, labor policy, and regulatory climate. They continue to show that states valuing economic freedom and competitiveness outperform states adhering to the tax-and-spend model, with state economic policies having a substantial effect on where businesses and individuals choose to set up shop. Taxes matter for economic competitiveness. People and businesses often...
  • Trump Starts Taking Steps to Dismantle Obama-Era Financial Regulations

    04/21/2017 7:08:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Fortune ^ | Apr. 21, 2017 | AP
    Hoping to spur economic growth, President Donald Trump embarked Friday on new steps to dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former President Barack Obama. Trump signed an executive order to review any major tax regulations set last year by his predecessor, as well as two memos to potentially revamp or eliminate fundamental elements of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reforms passed in the wake of the Great Recession. "This is really the beginning of a whole new way of life that this country hasn't seen in really many, many years," the president said before signing the measures...
  • OMB Director Mick Mulvaney Discusses The Pending Economic Policy Confrontation…

    04/21/2017 4:12:45 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 21, 2017 | Sundance
    Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears on Bloomberg News to discuss the seismic, epic, thundershock confrontational clash that is about to take place between the Trump administration and the DC UniParty. There are no adjectives capable of describing the scope and immeasurable scale of the battle that is about to transpire between the White House and the Democrat/Republican UniParty. MONEY is where every entity within the full-swamp goes nuclear against President Trump and the administration. Despite all prior discussions toward this end, it is doubtful that more than one-in-a-million people can fully grasp the dynamic at play....
  • Publishers are seeing another big decline in reach on Facebook

    04/20/2017 7:03:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    digiday.com ^ | 04/20/2017 | Lucia Moses
    The Facebook anguish continues. A Medium post investigating declining Facebook reach has set off the most recent alarm bells among publishers. Kurt Gessler, deputy editor for digital news at the Chicago Tribune, posted that since January, the Tribune has seen a significant drop in the reach of its posts on Facebook, despite having grown its fan base. The post sparked a sigh of validation across publishers as others chimed in on social media that they’re seeing similar declines. @kurtgessler This looks somewhat familiar to me as well. It's not just you. — rob blatt (@robblatt) April 19, 2017 @whet @kurtgessler...
  • Here Comes The Tax Reform Challenge…

    04/15/2017 5:10:21 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 10 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 15, 2017 | Sundance
    The issue we historically held with Mick ‘Cantalopes’ Mulvaney, was his direct association with Speaker Ryan when it comes to tax/budget plans. Thankfully, so far, Mulvaney has outperformed expectations and our fears have not been seen in Trump policy. We are cautiously optimistic. House Speaker Paul Ryan is all-in with his “Border Adjustment Tax”, it is part of his larger ‘Better Way’ tax agenda. Apparently, according to The Hill, Mulvaney is not in alignment with Ryan. Good. The bottom line is Ryan’s plan is Tom Donohue’s plan. Ryan’s “Better Way” is the construct of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  • Secretary Wilbur Ross Delivers A Message – The “UniParty” Congress is Put On Notice…

    04/14/2017 3:33:42 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 37 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 14, 2017 | Sundance
    To say we consider Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross a man with a unique skill-set for this defined moment in U.S. economic history would be an understatement of epic proportions. Ross is one of the most consequential and dynamic forces within the President Trump administration. Our message is simple – the games are over, and improper treatment of the United States will no longer be tolerated. We will approach future negotiations and actions with a clarity of purpose guiding us as we work to establish both free and fair trade. Unfortunately, NAFTA negotiations cannot begin until Congress accepts our 90-day notification...
  • Obamacare's Absurd Food Labeling Law to Begin Soon

    04/04/2017 4:46:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 4,2017 | BY TOM KNIGHTON
    However, another rule is set to take effect soon that might just take the cake. Or pizza, in this case: The nation’s franchise restaurants are about one month away from the imposition of new nutritional-labeling rules dreamed up by the Obama administration, another gift of the grievously misnamed Affordable Care Act. For outlets of brands with 20 or more locations, that means posting signs in the shop with calorie counts for every item on the menu and for every variation on that item. That’s probably not such a big deal if you are, say, Raising Cane’s, and your menu ranges...
  • Scent of a Kitten: Perfumer Debuts 'Kitten Fur' Fragrance

    04/04/2017 4:47:08 PM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies
    Live Sence ^ | 22MAR17 | Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer
    Our sense of smell plays an important role in how we interpret the world around us. And for people who love cats, there are few scents as welcome as the smell of the soft fur on a kitten's head. That delectable scent is now available in a bottle. Perfume company Demeter Fragrance Library (DFL) recently announced the release of a new fragrance dubbed "Kitten Fur." The perfume captures "the olfactory essence of the warmth and comfort of that "purr"-fect spot, just behind a kitten's neck," according to a product description on the company's website. Kitten Fur joins a range of...
  • Big, Red and Tasteless: Why Tomatoes Lost Their Flavor

    04/04/2017 4:44:54 PM PDT · by vannrox · 120 replies
    Live Science ^ | 26JAN17 | Laura Geggel, Senior Writer
    Ever wonder why most store-bought tomatoes are so tasteless? The answer (surprise, surprise) has to do with revenue: Tomato farmers care about yield, and the genetic variants associated with yield are not associated with tasty tomato flavors, a new study finds. "Consumers complain that the modern tomato has little flavor. [It's] like a 'water bomb,'" said the study's co-principal investigator Sanwen Huang, the deputy director general at the Agricultural Genome Institute at Shenzhen at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. How can farmers ditch this "water bomb" and reinstate the rich, sweet flavor of the tomato? To find out, Huang...
  • It’s Official – President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi Will Visit White House on April 3rd…

    03/29/2017 12:55:02 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 28, 2017 | Sundance
    This meeting is VERY important. The geopolitical messaging and value of this visit cannot be overstated. Remember, President Obama never even called President al-Sisi after his election win, and never invited him to the White House. As a result of specific Obama policy (and design) their paths only crossed once in New York at the U.N. assembly. President Trump and Secretary Tillerson hosting Egyptian President al-Sisi and his full diplomatic entourage at the White House is a historic shift in U.S. policy and approach. Having closely followed Egyptian politics, and accepting there are multiple similarities to our own challenges, my...
  • The Feds Are Being Investigated

    03/28/2017 12:24:47 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 32 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 28, 2017 | Gregg Robb
    In a move that Democrats in the committee fought very hard to resist, a house panel has approved a legislation that will allow a government watchdog audit the federal reserve's spending. Democrats in the committee were firmly against the bill.
  • Do you really need a lawyer to sell a business?

    03/27/2017 4:13:53 PM PDT · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 37 replies
    Selling my business and the building it has always occupied for many years. This is a retail store. Modestly successful, which is why I'm leaving. I need a little less modesty. The party who wants to buy it has many years of experience in this particular type of retail business and there's little reason to doubt sincerity or ability to pay what is being asked. There's a bunch of websites where you can buy a "Purchase Business Agreement" that matches or exceeds the detail level of older agreements I have access to for comparison. Pretty simple stuff when you have...