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  • The Government Is Destroying Our Cities, But Trump Might Be Onto A Cure

    04/16/2020 7:45:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 16, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    There are a lot of people on Wall Street and in Washington who see no problem with an America defined by big box stores and chain restaurants. California released a plan Tuesday to reopen businesses. One thing conspicuously missing from the governor’s slideshow was any sort of timeline, replaced instead by a six-point plan to remake society around fear of the coronavirus. Could be June, he said in a press conference, or even July or August. One thing conspicuously included was the observation that “things will look different,” including restaurants having to open “with fewer tables.” California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom...
  • In Lansing, History Project Honors Memories of a Neighborhood Lost to Highway Construction

    07/07/2019 4:57:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Next City ^ | June 28, 2019 | Emily Nonko
    In 1965, Mary Jane McGuire, her husband Cyril and their three children received a letter from the Michigan State Highway Department. It informed them that their Lansing home, where the family had lived for the past decade, would be demolished to make way for construction of Interstate 496. The letter was followed by an offer of federal dollars to purchase their property, a number the McGuires felt was far below its actual value. The couple’s initial refusal to accept the offer meant they were one of the final families of their African-American neighborhood to be displaced for construction of the...
  • These Swing Elections May Not Really Be Wave Elections

    12/04/2018 10:41:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2018 | Salena Zito
    BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Mike Mikus speculates there are a fairly decent number of voters around here who have voted over the past 20 years in turn for Ron Klink, Melissa Hart, Jason Altmire, Mark Critz, Keith Rothfus and Conor Lamb. That is, they've swung their congressional vote from Democratic to Republican to Democratic, and then Democratic to Republican and now back to Democrat. "While it is not like an overwhelming majority, but I bet you about 15-20 percent of the voters that at one point have voted for each one of those winners of that seat," said Mikus,...
  • The Red Hen owner resigns as executive director of Main Street Lexington

    06/26/2018 1:32:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 149 replies
    www.wsls.com ^ | 06/26/2018 | By Jeff Williamson
    LEXINGTON, Va. - Stephanie Wilkinson has resigned from her role with Main Street Lexington, a volunteer-based organization. Elizabeth Outland Branner, the president of the organization, accepted Wilkinson's resignation Tuesday morning.
  • Leftist Restaurant Owner Resigns In Disgrace From Local Org After Kicking Out Sarah Sanders

    06/26/2018 12:56:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 175 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 6/26/18 | Luke Rohlfing
    After kicking White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of her restaurant, Stephanie Wilkinson, has been forced to step down as Executive Director Main Street Lexington organization. Wilkinson is a co-owner of the Red Hen restaurant, and up until she kicked out Sanders, was well-respected in her community. Her resignation came over email from the President of her local board who stated: “Considering the events of the past weekend, Stephanie felt it best that for the continued success of Main Street Lexington, she should step aside.”
  • Liberal Republicans Seek Relevance

    12/01/2006 9:39:14 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 83 replies · 1,346+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2 December 2006
    They call themselves Main Street Republicans, moderates consigned to the back alleys of politics by their own party. But despite a severe bruising in the fall election, this minority within a minority finds itself with new avenues to explore, including working more closely with Democrats. The Republican Main Street Partnership, a leading voice of GOP moderates in Congress, lost seven of its 48 House members to Democratic challengers in the November election. Two other senior members, Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., and Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., are retiring. The group also saw Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., one of its eight Senate members...
  • GOP lawmaker: McCabe's firing ‘looks like retribution and a bit vindictive’

    03/17/2018 10:56:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 153 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 17, 2018 | John Bowden
    Republican Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.) said Saturday that the firing of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Friday looked to be a "vindictive" move by the president. In an interview with CNN, Dent said that while he would wait for the inspector general's report to judge McCabe, his firing looked like retribution from the White House. "This firing looks a bit forced, a bit rushed. Candidly, it looks like retribution and a bit vindictive," Dent said. "And I think it's unfortunate. The man said he's resigning, you know, and on a Friday night before his 50th birthday he's fired to...
  • Main Street Patriots - Defend Trump - Defend America - Town Halls

    06/06/2017 10:40:24 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 3 replies
    Defend Trump, Defend America SCHEDULE OF: Upcoming Events: Media Protests and Congressional Town Halls.
  • Gnats and Irrelevant Nuts – The Economically Dissonant Opposition…

    05/13/2016 4:55:48 AM PDT · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Beyond the larger context of Globalists VS Nationalists, the internal opposition to Common Sense economic conservatism/nationalism can be fundamentally broken down into two categories: ♦  The first group are those who are fundamentally naive about large and historic economic issues; and how the economy was changed, forced to change, through the past forty years by financial interests who created a second, “false“, paper economy. This first group is generally young, pseudo-intellectual, and their only reference has been while formally educated within the last thirty years (they’re under 50).   Most of the oppositional (conservative) punditry falls into this category.  Important to note, this...
  • A Generation of Politically Economic Re-education: Wall Street -vs- Main Street

    02/15/2016 10:07:54 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb. 15, 2015 | Sundance
    During the last Republican debate the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Stassel challenged Donald Trump on the projected revenue from his proposed tax plan. In essence Stassel claimed some economists doubted the growth factor Mr. Trump projects in his tax proposal. In a sixty second response time, it is factually impossible to explain something we have discussed here before. Specifically, one of the larger hurdles Trump faces is a need to re-educate an entire generation on a fundamentally new vision of the U.S. economy. A return to a goods- based manufacturing and industry driven economic model. Interestingly, many people have referenced...
  • REMEMBER MISSISSIPPI? – Jeb / Rubio Donors Pledge Support To Kasich “Tear Down Trump” Campaign

    11/23/2015 3:07:36 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 42 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Nov. 23, 2015 | Sundance
    The ground effort to destroy Donald Trump begins today in Ohio where several GOPe operatives and advance teams have been positioned to drum up antagonistic protesters and coordinate activity aimed to target Trump. In addition Matt David, the spokesperson for the Kasich Super-PAC “New Day for America”, is now publicly reporting that both Team [Jeb] Bush and Team Rubio donors have pledged financial support to the effort to tear down front runner Donald Trump. The upper echelons within the Wall Street financially-dependent corporate media have also held their meeting to coordinate how they will distribute and promote the anti-Trump narrative....
  • Why Is Fed Considering Paying Banks Not To Lend To Main Street

    07/21/2014 5:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/21/2014 | Mike Cosgrove
    The Federal Reserve created a monster $4.3 trillion balance sheet, up by $3 trillion from 2008, through quantitative easing. QE ends this fall. Now the Fed is trying to figure out what to do with this monster. Their thinking seems to be that they can maintain control over it by paying banks more money to not make loans. So let's get this right. Households and businesses are attempting to borrow money from banks. But the Federal Reserve may eventually pay banks $100 billion per year not to lend to Main Street. Politicians will have a field day with that. The...
  • Top 1 percent reaps 90 percent of income gains since Obama took office

    01/14/2014 4:55:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/14/2014 | Patrice Hill
    Despite his best efforts, the president who vowed to conquer Wall Street and revive opportunity for everyday Americans on Main Street has this to show for his first five years in office: U.S. stock markets are in record territory, posting 30 percent gains just last year, and Wall Street is home once again to the biggest concentration of billionaires on earth, while wages for the middle class have barely kept up with inflation. As President Obama prepares to lay out an economic agenda to address this disappointing state of affairs in his State of the Union address this month, his...
  • Occupy Denver to Picket Colorado Walmart Distribution Center tomorrow.

    12/11/2011 3:59:46 PM PST · by Trteamer · 37 replies
    Occupy Denver ^ | 12-11-11 | trteamer
    In response to rumors, lies, and hearsay that have circulated regarding the 12/12 Walmart Action, we, as the General Assembly of Occupy Denver and the planners of the action in Loveland, hereby reaffirm that the 12/12 Action is and has always been a non-violent action, and that we do not and have never condoned or sanctioned violence of any kind or the destruction of property.......
  • Second Hand Dealer Law

    10/19/2011 4:15:35 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 24 replies
    KLFY-TV (Louisiana) ^ | October 18, 2011 | Unattributed
    Cold hard cash. It's good everywhere you go, right? You can use it to pay for anything. But that's not the case here in Louisiana now. It's a law that was passed during this year's busy legislative session. House bill 195 basically says those who buy and sell second hand goods cannot use cash to make those transactions, and it flew so far under the radar most businesses don't even know about it. "We're gonna lose a lot of business," says Danny Guidry, who owns the Pioneer Trading Post in Lafayette. He deals in buying and selling unique second hand...
  • 'Main Street' More Pessimistic on Economy than 'Wall Street'

    09/20/2011 7:44:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/19/2011
    Nearly half of CNBC's audience expects the Federal Reserve to announce another quantitative easing program , a much higher proportion than the number of Wall Street professionals who think that's likely. 'Main Street' is also more pessimistic than 'Wall Street', with a majority expecting the U.S. to fall back into a recession . For the first time, CNBC viewers and CNBC.com users were able to answer some of the same questions we've been putting to the pros in our monthly CNBC Fed Survey. Almost 5000 people took the opportunity to share their forecasts. In our unscientific online survey, 48 percent...
  • Fourth of July Parades; Bad Harbinger for Liberals

    07/04/2011 4:17:03 PM PDT · by Bowtie52 · 12 replies
    7/4/11 | Bowtie
    It’s a fun, yet quiet community, just west of Tampa, Florida. It is probably best known as the home of the Safety Harbor Spa. Safety Harbor was the site of a small Fourth of July parade that can only be called perfect homespun Americana. Residents lined up on Main Street in rows that were, in some places, 15 and 20 deep. Some sat in lawn chairs while others stood and all were sincere as they paid their respects to the July 4th date as well as the flag. Patriots, one and all stood to salute the colors as they passed....
  • Herman Cain Bets On Main Street

    04/13/2011 7:26:28 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 7 replies
    Townhall Finance ^ | 4/13/11 | John Ransom
    If some think that Donald Trump and Mitt Romney best represent the hopes of Wall Street for America, some think that if Herman Cain is elected president he will best represent the interests of Main Street. Cain is the host of “The Herman Cain Show” broadcast out of Atlanta, although he’s taken a hiatus from the show as he explores a run for the White House. Cain is also a retired C-level executive who’s worked for Pillsbury, Coca-Cola, Burger King and Godfather’s Pizza. He’s known as a hands-on manager, who is not afraid to get into the details of business....
  • What's the Matter With Main Street?

    09/12/2010 8:47:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2010 | Salena Zito
    BIG BEAVER, Pa. – Voters throughout river towns like this one, from the Mid-Atlantic through the Mid-West and into the Deep South, are frustrated with Washington. Most are working-class Democrats and independents who placed their trust in Democrats in the past two election cycles. Interesting, then, that with all of the poll numbers and focus groups available to it, Washington’s ruling class still does not understand Main Street. In fact, it wants to know what is wrong with Americans. President Barack Obama, his advisors, congressional leaders and even many of the D.C. Beltway’s elite pundits collectively believe that voter anger...
  • (Obama and Giannoulias) Banking on Corruption In The Windy City

    03/09/2010 4:34:10 PM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies · 571+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 9, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily staff
    Politics: Another bank failure is nothing new these days — except if the bank is run by the family of a U.S. Senate candidate who profited handsomely and lent millions to a convicted felon. But then, that's the Chicago way. 'I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat-cat bankers on Wall Street," President Obama said in a recent interview with "60 Minutes." Speaking to those bankers, he said: "You guys are drawing down 10, 20 million dollar bonuses after America went through the worst economic year that it's gone through in — in decades,...