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  • BREAKING: Senate Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass tax bill

    12/01/2017 4:21:31 PM PST · 74 of 76
    socialism_stinX to Lisbon1940

    The corporate tax rate cut is going to crank up capital investment and get our economy growing much faster. The 35% corporate tax rate we have now is incredibly stupid and sets up an economic choke point right inside corporations where investment decisions are made. Our current high corporate tax rate drives business activity overseas and cuts investment here in America. The corporate tax cut should easily pay for itself through stronger economic growth, more jobs, and more tax revenue from a bigger economy and more people working.

    It’s more uncertain whether a tax cut for individuals will pay for itself but it will increase economic growth, and eliminating the deduction for state income taxes will get rid of a big subsidy for excessive state spending on bureaucracies, lawyers, and consultants in states like CA and NY. That’s all good and it will make our economy more productive and efficient by eliminating subsidies for useless government activity. This tax reform bill will be a big win for the American people, Trump, and the GOP.

  • Six GOP Senators Send Up Warning Flares On House Tax-Reform Bill

    11/08/2017 6:00:15 AM PST · 39 of 44
    socialism_stinX to SeekAndFind

    The GOP will pass a tax reform bill this year. The best tax policy for our economy is broad tax rate cuts that generate broad incentives for work, education, and investment for all Americans. Special tax breaks for homeowners and state income taxes generate narrow incentives to buy houses and increase state government spending, but they don’t build incentives that generate strong economic growth and job growth in the national economy. Home renters get taxed more to subsidize home buyers, while people in FL and PA get taxed more to pay for big federal tax breaks for Silcon Valley billionaires who get to deduct millions in state income taxes. Why should people outside of CA and NY have to pay more federal taxes to subsidize vast, overstaffed state government bureaucracies working on unnecessary programs in California and New York? The answer of course, is they shouldn’t have to subsidize state and local government spending in other states. So that’s what the House bill is trying to do. It’s trying to generate broad incentives for economic growth that benefit all Americans in all states, which is best for our economy in the long run. It’s the starting point for negotiations.

    But of course that kind of bill would be costly to some people who own expensive homes and pay lots of state income taxes in states like CA,NY, and TX. So to get the votes to pass a tax reform bill, the House GOP is going to have to keep a certain amount of specific tax breaks in the final bill that passes and is signed by President Trump. Most likely, this will end in a compromise bill that limits the amount of federal tax deductions for state income taxes and home mortgage interest, but doesn’t eliminate either deduction completely. I think the limits will end up being fairly high—something like a $70,000 limit on the state income tax deduction and a $50,000 limit on the home mortgage interest deduction. Then we won’t have middle class people subsidizing huge state tax deductions for Silicon Valley billionaires and professional athletes, but everyone in the middle class will retain all of their current federal tax deductions and get a big cut in tax rates. People with incomes in the millions in high-tax states will pay more taxes, but there will be no political cost for that tax increase, and if a few GOP reps from those places vote against the bill, so be it. It will still pass and provide big benefits for the vast majority of Americans.

  • GOP rep: Virginia defeat 'a referendum' on Trump administration

    11/08/2017 5:10:38 AM PST · 38 of 64
    socialism_stinX to socialism_stinX

    This election wasn’t a referendum on Trump’s broad policies affecting the entire country. But it was a reaction to specific policy actions affecting people on the government payroll in Northern Virginia (see my earlier post).

  • GOP rep: Virginia defeat 'a referendum' on Trump administration

    11/08/2017 5:07:25 AM PST · 36 of 64
    socialism_stinX to SoFloFreeper

    This election wasn’t a referendum on Trump. It was more of a sign of panic among government employees and employees of government contractors about budget cuts and job cuts in massively overstaffed federal bureaucracies. The Trump administration is cutting back on all the unnecessary, expensive bureaucratic process in Washington and will be laying off thousands of government employees and contract employees in the next few years. There’s panic in Northern Virginia as Trump works to end the scam of endless expansion of government programs that cost at least 25% more than necessary (if the program is necessary at all) and endless federal debt piled on the backs of the American people.

    Trump’s predecessor was a disaster for the American people and our economy, but he was a huge deficit spender on bureaucracy and government contractors, except for the military. This election is mainly a sign of panic and fear about job losses in Virginia among those on the government payroll.

  • Trump blasts Gillespie over Va. loss: He 'did not embrace me or what I stand for'

    11/08/2017 4:49:21 AM PST · 192 of 247
    socialism_stinX to bryan999

    I wouldn’t make too much out of Gillespie’s loss. Northern Virginia is filled with government employees and employees of government contractors, who love big government and the endless expansion of government spending, and endless deficits and monetization of debt. Those people benefit from the endless scam of massive federal programs that cost 25% more than necessary and result in massively excessive taxes on the American people and hidden stealth inflation covered up by fake inflation statistics out of Washington. Of course Northern Virginia votes heavily for Uniparty candidates (democrats and rinos) because those people in the Washington suburbs are running an endless scam against the American people and benefiting directly from that scam.

    Virginia is a lost cause for the GOP in Presidential elections. Forget about it and let’s focus on getting tax relief for Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida. Our economy is gaining speed and strength and will gain more strength after a major corporate tax cut later this year. Considering that federal spending is around 23% of US GDP, why should corporations pay a 35% federal tax rate? That’s one of the dumbest things in the history of the world, and it imposes an economic choke point on the US economy right at the point where corporate investment decisions are made. A big cut to a 20% corporate rate is going to unleash a wave of investment and growth in the US economy.

  • Donald Trump: Let DACA Recipients Stay; Not Amnesty

    09/16/2017 10:39:03 AM PDT · 167 of 179
    socialism_stinX to Terry Mross

    That’s right. The Trump Admin can’t deport 800,000 youngsters, many of whom left Mexico and other countries at such a young age that they don’t remember living there. The polling is strongly against deportation of these kids among people in both parties. The media coverage of a mass deportation would be awful and would finish Trump politically—he’s be down to a 20% approval rating, at most.

    But politically, the Trump Admin doesn’t have to do much more than renew their work permits and not deport these kids. They don’t need to legislate a path to citizenship, and they certainly can stop chain migration of more relatives in other countries moving into the US. They won’t deport the relatives who are already here, because then they’d look heartless for breaking up families. But with a few exceptions, such as parents, they can stop more relatives from migrating into the US. Cousins, uncles, and grandparents are out of luck, especially considering the kids won’t be citizens.

    This could end up in a standoff in congress, with democrats and RINOs insisting on a special legislated path to citizenship and conservatives standing firm for no special treatment on a path to citizenship (except maybe for youngsters serving in the US military). This could end in a standoff for a long time, with no legislation passed, and the Trump Admin just renewing their work permits so they can work, and not deporting these youngsters.

  • UN rights experts criticize US failure to unequivocally reject racist violent events

    08/23/2017 10:25:25 AM PDT · 4 of 29
    socialism_stinX to Rusty0604

    What a bunch of idiotic, politically motivated BS and hypocrisy from these UN officials. Trump has condemned bigotry and racism repeatedly, but the left-wingers around the world continue to distort and spin the truth. I’ve never seen more fake, fraudulent, unjustified hysteria about absolutely nothing in my entire life. This just shows that in the western world now there are certain subjects that a white man simply cannot discuss without being called a racist. OK, so we’ll just have to drop the entire subject of confederate monuments and say “no comment” if asked about this subject, because it can’t be discussed and debated any more in western society.

  • Venezuela asks pope help, vaunts Russia ties versus US

    08/23/2017 10:17:11 AM PDT · 2 of 9
    socialism_stinX to ebb tide

    Russian ground to air missiles are useless against an F-22 Raptor, which doesn’t even show up on radar, and also useless against standoff weapons that can be fired from 25 miles away from the target. The Venezuelan military couldn’t possibly stand up to a combined military force from the US and the South American democracies for more than a few weeks. Most likely, 80% of the Venezuelan soldiers would drop their weapons and surrender to the liberating army within a few days.

    But a blockade and liberation of Venezuela is a costly option of last resort, and the best option is for Maduro and his regime to resign. I think everyone would allow him safe passage to Bolivia or Cuba if he’s willing to resign.

  • LIVESTREAM: President Donald Trump Holds MASSIVE Rally in Phoenix, AZ 8/22/17

    08/22/2017 8:31:29 PM PDT · 299 of 455
    socialism_stinX to firebrand

    He has incredible strength and energy, especially for a 70 year-old man. When you watch him speak, he doesn’t speak like a 70 year-old; he sounds more like he’s 50.

  • LIVESTREAM: President Donald Trump Holds MASSIVE Rally in Phoenix, AZ 8/22/17

    08/22/2017 8:28:57 PM PDT · 291 of 455
    socialism_stinX to firebrand

    He’s a New Yorker, so he speaks with a lot of energy. He ended that speech very well, with a calmer, more positive tone of voice. You can tell he’s frustrated by the fake, fraudulent news media. I think he’s doing a great job, and he has the potential to be one of the greatest presidents ever, right up there with Lincoln and Reagan.

  • LIVESTREAM: President Donald Trump Holds MASSIVE Rally in Phoenix, AZ 8/22/17

    08/22/2017 7:49:33 PM PDT · 197 of 455
    socialism_stinX to ColdOne

    He’s venting his frustration about the media coverage of his statements about Charlottesville. I’ve never seen more fake, false, fraudulent hysteria about something that a President said than the reaction from the left about those statements. It’s like something out of the Twilight Zone...just bizarre.

  • LIVESTREAM: President Donald Trump Holds MASSIVE Rally in Phoenix, AZ 8/22/17

    08/22/2017 7:36:15 PM PDT · 139 of 455
    socialism_stinX to Bodleian_Girl

    He’s right of course, and it goes beyond dishonesty. 90% of the news media is now a pack of democrat political operatives. It’s shocking how openly crooked and partisan they are now, without even a pretense of professionalism.

  • LIVESTREAM: President Donald Trump Holds MASSIVE Rally in Phoenix, AZ 8/22/17

    08/22/2017 7:18:41 PM PDT · 83 of 455
    socialism_stinX to HokieMom

    It’s Tuesday night in AZ.

  • LIVESTREAM: President Donald Trump Holds MASSIVE Rally in Phoenix, AZ 8/22/17

    08/22/2017 7:17:42 PM PDT · 81 of 455
    socialism_stinX to Right_in_Virginia

    He sounds more rested and enthused than he did yesterday. I think it helps him to get out of the swamp in D.C. and see the people in flyover country.

  • Big protests expected as Trump goes to Phoenix for rally

    08/22/2017 1:05:41 PM PDT · 37 of 55
    socialism_stinX to relictele

    Stanton is the mayor of Phoenix. He’s a democrat. Doug Ducey, a republican, is the governor. Phoenix is also the capital of Arizona, so both Ducey and Stanton will be in Phoenix tonight. Gov. Ducey is working on security for the rally tonight. Gov. Ducey is going to greet President Trump at the airport and then return to his office to work on security, monitor the situation, and make any decisions regarding security.

  • CPS To Crack Down On Social Media Hate Crime, Says Alison Saunders

    08/22/2017 7:12:29 AM PDT · 5 of 18
    socialism_stinX to Enlightened1

    This is a case of dangerously naive, foolish, authoritarian liberals in the UK, who can’t see many obvious signs of a false flag operation in Charlottesville. I wouldn’t want to live in the UK or Canada now, as fascist, authoritarian government officials invent imaginary thought crimes and ruthlessly suppress freedom of speech.

  • LIVE THREAD & STREAM: President Trump Addresses the Nation on Afghanistan 8/21/17-9 PM EST

    08/21/2017 6:36:26 PM PDT · 160 of 625
    socialism_stinX to Veto!

    He looked fine to me and sounds like he’s in good spirits. Good speech...slightly awkward ending...he should have just walked off the stage sooner to shake some hands. President Trump is very tough and resolute mentally. Criticism about Charlottesille doesn’t bother him. He doesn’t care what punk news reporters say about him.

    Afghanistan is really all about Iran now. Afghanistan is a NATO base where NATO keeps the pressure on Iran to not restart its nuclear weapons program. That’s why the US and NATO are still in Afghanistan, to stabilize the country so NATO can maintain its airbase in Afghanistan.

  • Venezuela Banning Imports Of Products That Could Be Used By Opposition

    08/21/2017 5:52:32 PM PDT · 21 of 52
    socialism_stinX to socialism_stinX

    One of the keys to the blockade option is to get as many people as possible out of Venezuela before the blockade starts. Then the remaining people would be almost entirely Maduro supporters and the military. At that point, the blockade starts and the combined military force liberates the country one mile at a time. If done correctly, it doesn’t have to turn into a big bloody war. Use air power to push the Venezuelan military back a few miles at a time while the combined military force moves into the unoccupied area and slowly liberates the country. After they run low on food and water, Maduro and the Venezuelan military would then have to surrender within a few months.

    This kind of operation would take patience and a lot of spending on food and humanitarian supplies for millions of refugees, and of course all the neighboring countries in South America would have to be on board.

  • Venezuela Banning Imports Of Products That Could Be Used By Opposition

    08/21/2017 5:39:20 PM PDT · 20 of 52
    socialism_stinX to matt04

    The MSM has actually done a reasonably good job of reporting on Venezuela. I’ve seen a lot of news reports which seem to be relatively unbiased and don’t spin the facts in favor of the Maduro regime.

    If the downward spiral toward a communist dictatorship continues in Venezuela, the South American democracies and the US will have some tough decisions to make. If conditions get extremely tough in Venezuela, even worse than today, we’ll begin to see refugees leaving and crossing the border into neighboring countries. At that point, the US would have to help pay for basic support for the refugees, just to stabilize the western hemisphere and help our friends in South America.

    If Venezuela turns into complete chaos and a de facto civil war, then the US and the South American democracies might have to organize a combined military force to surround Venezuela on all sides, let all the refugees and political dissidents out of the country, and then blockade the country and take it back one mile at a time. If they cut off the food supplies, it wouldn’t take very long until the Maduro regime and the Venezuelan military surrender. While the blockade is in place, of course, the combined military force would provide security for all refugees fleeing to get food and essential supplies in neighboring countries. I have a hunch that this blockade option is being considered already as a worst-case contingency plan. This is all my own thinking and I have no inside sources in Washington. Let’s hope it never gets that bad in Venezuela.

  • De Blasio Reportedly Considering a Presidential Run (Don’t Do It, Bill)

    08/20/2017 1:39:48 PM PDT · 39 of 39
    socialism_stinX to nickcarraway

    I hope he runs and gets the nomination. If that happens, Trump will win 43 states in a landslide similar to Reagan’s win in ‘84.