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  • Kudlow suggests entitlement reform is coming

    09/18/2018 11:17:23 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-18-18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    President Donald Trump's top economic advisor has given Democrats fresh ammunition for one of their most used midterm attacks. Asked Monday if the Trump administration would address "entitlement reform," White House chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow said it will "probably" look at "larger entitlements" next year. Entitlement reform generally refers to changes or cuts to large government social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid or food stamps.
  • Too much nonsense, from Serena to Colin

    09/10/2018 8:42:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 10, 2018 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    A couple of years ago, QB Colin Kaepernick got benched because he couldn't play anymore. As I recall, he was regularly passing the ball to the other team in what we call "interceptions." Colin got benched and turned into a political philosopher. He could have worked on his deteriorating skills and tried to get his old job back. Not Colin. He found his "inner Che," and we know the rest of the story. The NFL is now all about Colin, and the fans are not tuning in. Now Nike is referring to his act as some kind of "sacrifice." Sorry,...
  • South Florida Haitian family facing tough challenges as TPS set to end in 2019

    07/25/2018 3:57:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 7/24/18
    In the early 2000s, Rony and Marjorie Ponthieux came to the U.S. from Haiti seeking political asylum. After the devastating earthquakes in 2010, the family, like 57,000 others, was granted temporary protective status, or TPS. Thousands of Haitian parents now have less than a year to decide what to do with their American-born children. An immigration policy that allowed them to stay in the U.S. is set to expire next July.
  • Alabama Student Spotted Walking to Get to High School Graduation in Viral Photo Gets New Car

    05/29/2018 8:16:15 AM PDT · by suthener · 54 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | Mon, May 28 9:45 AM CDT | Char Adams
    For the past school year, Corey Patrick has gotten up at 4:30 a.m. each morning to catch a local bus to get to Tarrant High School, in Alabama, on time. Earlier this month, he began the journey from his Birmingham home as usual — but this time, in his graduation gown.
  • Should British Millennials get $13,500 to reduce young-old inequality?

    05/08/2018 3:38:08 PM PDT · by risen_feenix · 33 replies
    My ND Now ^ | 05/08/2018 | Keith Darnay
    Should young people in the United Kingdom be given £10,000 ($13,500) when they turn 25? A top think tank says yes. The proposal from the Resolution Foundation is one of a number of suggestions for reducing inequality between the young and old. British Millennials and their peers in other developed countries have fallen behind older generations when it comes to wealth, income and home ownership, a trend that politicians have been slow to address in the wake of the global financial crisis. "We need not just some tinkering, but some big and dramatic solutions," said Matt Whittaker, deputy director at...
  • Taxes Don’t Cover America’s Expenses: Entitlement reform the only solution to ballooning debt.

    04/18/2018 9:25:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/17/2018 | Michael Tanner
    Yesterday, as most Americans are painfully aware, was “Tax Day,” the last day for filing individual income taxes this year. When the smoke clears, Americans will have paid $1.6 trillion in individual income taxes. And contrary to the populist rhetoric of both the Left and the Right, the vast majority of those taxes will have been paid by the rich. The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans, who earn 16 percent of U.S. income, will pay roughly 43 percent of federal income taxes this year. Of course, income taxes are only one component of federal taxes, and for most Americans, it’s...
  • The Flipside of White Privilege: Black Entitlement

    04/15/2018 9:25:41 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 59 replies
    Medium ^ | Alexander Zubatov
    There needs to be major pushback, all the time on this notion of so-called "White Privilege". It is an attempt to scapegoat one race and poisons the minds of all Americans, especially the young. There are NO oppressed people in America except the self-oppressed! A List of 50 Things Black People Have the Luxury of Taking for Granted
  • Polish official: Germany owes Poland $850 billion for WWII

    03/02/2018 8:33:49 PM PST · by NorseViking · 64 replies
    WARSAW, Poland — A Polish official said Friday that Germany could owe his country $850 billion (690 billion euros) for the damage it inflicted during World War II. Arkadiusz Mularczyk is leading a team in the parliament that is assessing potential reparations to Poland. Germany killed 6 million Polish citizens and caused great material losses during its nearly six-year occupation of Poland. “We are talking about very large, but justified amounts of compensation for war crimes, for destroyed cities, villages and the lost demographic potential of our country,” Mularczyk said on Polsat News, a private broadcaster. Last year, Poland’s ruling...
  • The toxicology of Trump haters

    01/01/2018 12:03:49 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/01/18 | Lee Cary
    The Trump Haters are taking a risk with their relentless vitriol aimed at the President. It is a vague one, with unknown consequences. But it is a risk, nonetheless. Many were born late the night of November 8, 2016: The Trump Haters. Assumption was their mother. It would take DNA testing to i.d. their father. He could be Entitlement, Arrogance, or, Naiveté. Maybe all three. In any regard, they hate all things Trump. His family, his supporters, his policies, his hotels, his golf courses – but mostly Trump the man. That he is today President of these United States only...
  • Prince Harry Interviews Obama For Radio Show [Royal Punk Jumps Shark]

    12/18/2017 7:11:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    ass press ^ | 12/17/17 | unknown ASS Press scribbler
    Britain's Prince Harry has interviewed Barack Obama for a radio program in which the former U.S. president shared his memories of the day he left office and his hopes for the future. Kensington Palace said Sunday the interview was recorded in Toronto in September during the Invictus Games, a sports event for injured military personnel that Harry championed. The palace said the conversation featured Obama discussing his plans to cultivate the next generation of leadership through the Obama Foundation. The interview was part of Harry's guest editorship of the BBC's Today...
  • Judge Rules In Favor Of California Baker Who Refused To Bake Wedding Cake For Same-Sex Couple

    12/18/2017 3:41:48 AM PST · by Enterprise · 91 replies
    https://www.10news.com ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Johana Restrepo
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A California judge has ruled in favor of a Christian baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The judge denied a motion for a temporary restraining order filed on Wednesday against Cathy Miller, the owner of Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, California. According to a press release sent by The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, the order would have compelled "Miller to create wedding cakes for LGBT persons, even though doing so would violate her sincerely held religious beliefs."
  • How Aging Hippies’ Attacks on Families Created Entitled Younger Generations

    11/26/2017 10:29:54 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 27, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    Fewer Millennials and youth in Generation Z are moving out of their parents’ homes than in recent previous generations. For the first time in the modern era, more 18- to 34-year olds live with their parents than in any other type of arrangement. That percentage reached its lowest point 45 years ago. In 1960, 62 percent of the nation’s 18- to 34-year-olds were living with a spouse or partner in their own household, and only one-in-five were living with their parents. How did this happen? The younger generations are used to their parents providing them with iPhones and cars. They’re...
  • Trans troops have constitutional right to serve, civil rights groups say

    08/28/2017 6:27:33 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 77 replies
    The Washington Ties ^ | 8/28/207 | Alex Swoyer
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland filed one lawsuit there, while the Human Rights Campaign and other organizations filed a separate challenge in Washington state. The organizations say they’re representing trans persons either looking to enlist or already serving in the military.
  • Psychologists say more and more young people are entitled

    08/01/2017 9:18:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 71 replies
    Indy 100 ^ | 27 July 2017 | Greg Evans
    Research has discovered that large amounts of young people are developing an entitlement complex. The psychological trend comes from the belief that you are superior to others and are more deserving of certain things. This form of narcissism has some significant consequences such as disappointment and a tendency to lash out. Psychology Today reports that some examples of entitlement range from the disregard of rules, freeloading, causing inconveniences and like to assume the role of leader when working in groups. So called millennials, who were born roughly between 1988 and 1994, tend to have this characteristic as a 2016 study...
  • OpEd: The Punishment of Deanna and Mya Cook is Much Bigger Than Braids

    05/24/2017 10:42:02 AM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 28 replies
    NBC news ^ | May 22 2017 | Rep Bonnie Watson Coleman
    Sadly, this type of disciplinary action is just as common as it is outrageous, as girls of color face many overlapping barriers to succeed in school, the workplace and even in society. National data shows that Black girls are 5.5 times more likely to be suspended from school than white girls, and that rate balloons to 8.5 times in my own state of New Jersey.
  • Trump budget to slash entitlements by $1.7 trillion!

    05/22/2017 8:08:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Axios via Associated Press ^ | 05/22/2017 | Pablo Martinez Monsivais
    President Trump's 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday won't reform Social Security or Medicare — in line with his campaign promise — but it will make serious cuts to other entitlement programs. A source with direct knowledge tells me the Trump budget will save $1.7 trillion on the mandatory side over the next ten years.Expected reaction: In the past couple days I've spoken to a number of White House officials about the budget proposal. The best summary, from one White House source: "Conservatives will love it; moderates will probably hate it." These mandatory cuts — especially to politically-sensitive programs like...
  • The most bizarre moments when these spoiled kids met the real world

    04/08/2017 11:19:32 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 46 replies
    Sometimes it takes an everyday chore for someone spoiled to realize they have it pretty good. Like, say, using a broom.
  • The Runaway Entitlement Train

    04/03/2017 6:19:36 PM PDT · by 198ml · 18 replies
    Debtor Nation: In its latest long-term budget outlook, the Congressional Budget Office warns that our budget is seriously out of whack and endangers our nation's future. While the report will likely be ignored in Washington by politicians who like spending your money, American taxpayers would be wise to heed its message. The CBO has its issues as a prognosticator, especially when it comes to "scoring" congressional bills. But its long-term forecast for the budget is the equivalent of a horn sounding on a faraway train coming down the track: If you're on the track, you ignore the sound of that...
  • Hillary Clinton so far ahead in polls that she 'doesn't even think about' Donald Trump anymore

    12/05/2016 2:59:46 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | Monday, October 24, 2016 | Ruth Sherlock
    ....Clinton is so far ahead of Donald Trump in the race for the presidency that she no longer even feels the need to pay attention to the Republican nominee. Buoyed by a double digit lead in some national polls, Mrs Clinton has said she is now looking past Mr Trump entirely, and will no longer counter allegations made by her rival. "I don’t even think about responding to him anymore,” Mrs Clinton said when asked about Mr Trump’s charge that American media outlets are in cahoots with her presidential campaign.
  • Obama’s golf weekend with Tiger Woods in 2013 cost taxpayers more than $3.6M: GAO

    10/26/2016 2:04:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 26, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    A “boys’ weekend” of golf with Tiger Woods in 2013 was fun for President Obama, but it was a triple-bogey for taxpayers. The Government Accountability Office reported Wednesday that the departments of Defense and Homeland Security spent more than $3.6 million in travel costs and other expenses for Mr. Obama’s getaway weekend with Mr. Woods and other golf partners at an exclusive resort in Florida. The audit said the costs included operation of Air Force One, which costs about $200,000 per hour of flight, plus a virtual squadron of “supporting aircraft and U.S. Coast Guard small boats,” as well as...