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#21 mr6666

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 04:27 PM

WI Gov. Scott Walker's Crony Capitalism-

 

"It could be that the Taiwanese technology firm Foxconn really will build a sprawling factory in Wisconsin and hire thousands of workers. But the deal that Walker wants Wisconsin taxpayers to fund—a $3 billion giveaway package in return for the promise that a $10 billion plant will be developed in the southeastern corner of the state—is so bad that the Bloomberg View business editors label Walker’s approach "generally an awful way to lure jobs."

 

"In short," they editorialized last week, "Wisconsin's plan is likely to help a few people in an unpromising industry find temporary work before they’re displaced by technology—and to do so at the expense of everyone else in the state."

 

That isn't just "a bad deal," argues Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Indiana’s Ball State University. "It is an over-the-top bad deal for Wisconsin."...

 

Now Walker is running for re-election and he is so desperate for a job-creation "win" that he's not bargaining. He's giving away the store.

That's bad economics and, perhaps, bad politics.

 

https://www.commondr...rony-capitalism


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 07:04 PM

Governor Who Switched Parties For Trump Owes Millions In Taxes After Deal With Russian Company-

 

 

"...It was a nice photo-op for the governor to be standing next to Trump, who won West Virginia by 42 points last November, but there seems to be more to the story than a simple change of heart.

As the swift and forceful response from the Democratic Governor’s Association noted, Justice just so happens to owe millions in unpaid taxes after a deal with a Russian coal company.

 

The full statement:

“Jim Justice deceived the voters of West Virginia when he ran as a Democrat 8 months ago,” said DGA Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson. “West Virginians have learned that they simply can’t trust Jim Justice. He will always put his financial interests above the needs of West Virginians.

 

“As Republicans have repeatedly said, Jim Justice owes millions of dollars in unpaid company taxes, after a deal with a Russian coal company. The debts have only worsened during Justice’s term as governor. If President Trump cut a deal, we hope it does not put U.S. taxpayers on the hook to bail out Jim Justice’s personal finances.”

 

Now that Justice has officially switched over to the same party as Trump, it’s unclear if Republicans, who had previously criticized him for his financial dealings, will be as eager to do so. After all, most GOP leaders in Washington have repeatedly turned a blind eye to Trump’s transgressions....

 

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:56 PM


Depravity Is Downstream of Donald Trump-
Four ways the president is validating Andrew Breitbart’s dictum on the primacy of culture in American politics....

....Trump is unapologetically and publicly indecent or uncivil on almost a daily basis. And there is no way for the Republican Party to credibly advocate for public decency and civility so long as it supports Trump...

“Words still matter, and the president’s words are often reprehensible.
A conservative can fight for tax reform, celebrate military victories over ISIS in Mosul, and applaud Trump’s judicial appointments while also condemning Trump’s vile tweets and criticizing his impulsiveness and lack of discipline. A good conservative can even step back and take a longer view, resolving to fight for the cultural values that tribalism degrades.

Presidents matter not just because of their policies but also because of their impact on the character of the people they govern.”

Republicans should turn on Trump, en masse, right now...."


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In countries like the UK, they have a governmental head and a head of state.

The Prime Minister heads the government, but the Monarch is the head of state. She embodies the very best wishes for all--as all of the people look to her for national leadership in unity, patriotism and morale building. So, the queen represents the spirit of her kingdom.

In the United States the President of the United States is the leader of the government and also the head of state. Since he/ she is political, sometimes it makes it more difficult for some of the citizens to see the president as positively representing everyone.

Therefore, it is always the role of the President of the United States to emphasize that he/ she is representing all Americans, has respect for all Americans and will do the best possible job for all Americans whether they voted for the president or not.

When you have a President Who repeatedly Insults, Denigrates and Demonstrates a lack of respect for numerous demographics in the nation, then you have a president who does not understand his role as head of state and who is failing in his office.

A good president must try to bring the people together into cohesion, not to separate them into division.
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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:32 PM

The Latest Sneaky Attempt to Increase Corporate Political Power-

 

Three riders deep inside the House appropriations bill would bar federal agencies from enforcing campaign finance laws.

 

 

“If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring,” John Oliver said in 2014 of the tireless efforts of telecomm monopolists to get rid of net neutrality. It’s a tried and true strategy of the wealthy and their legislative allies, and, while Donald Trump’s destructive antics continue to hold America’s attention with the same unyielding grip he uses on foreign dignitaries’ hands, there are a lot of boring things ambling through Congress with corporate favors crammed deep inside....

 

...These rulings and a Congress hell-bent on deregulating the campaign finance system has lead to increasingly expensive elections, with the money that helps candidates win often pouring in from anonymous interests. Watchdog groups and journalists call these billions from shadowy sources “dark money.”

The riders attached to the appropriations bill take aim at how the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) enforce campaign finance law........

 

http://billmoyers.co...olitical-power/

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:23 AM

Depravity Is Downstream of Donald Trump-

Four ways the president is validating Andrew Breitbart’s dictum on the primacy of culture in American politics....

 

....Trump is unapologetically and publicly indecent or uncivil on almost a daily basis. And there is no way for the Republican Party to credibly advocate for public decency and civility so long as it supports Trump...

 

“Words still matter, and the president’s words are often reprehensible.

A conservative can fight for tax reform, celebrate military victories over ISIS in Mosul, and applaud Trump’s judicial appointments while also condemning Trump’s vile tweets and criticizing his impulsiveness and lack of discipline. A good conservative can even step back and take a longer view, resolving to fight for the cultural values that tribalism degrades.

 

Presidents matter not just because of their policies but also because of their impact on the character of the people they govern.”

 

Republicans should turn on Trump, en masse, right now...."

 

 

https://www.theatlan...tm_source=atlfb


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:59 AM

"Three federal judges on Monday ordered North Carolina's state legislature to draw new legislative district boundaries within a month, the latest ruling against boundaries drawn by Republicans that judges have found improper.........

 

Democrats and civil rights groups hailed the order, which they said proved Republicans had reached too far in drawing maps that favored their candidates.

 

"We are encouraged by today's court ruling and hope that this decision allows North Carolina citizens to finally get the fair representation from their state government they deserve,".......

 

http://thehill.com/h...-district-lines

 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:02 PM

GOP Is in Denial About Donald Trump-

 

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-By Sen, JEFF FLAKE (R-AZ)

 

"We created him, and now we're rationalizing him. When will it stop?

 

 

“The conservative mind, in some very visible cases, has become diseased,” and conservative institutions “with the blessings of a president … have abandoned the normal constraints of reason and compassion.”.....

 

.....First, we shouldn’t hesitate to speak out if the president “plays to the base” in ways that damage the Republican Party’s ability to grow and speak to a larger audience.

Second, Republicans need to take the long view when it comes to issues like free trade: Populist and protectionist policies might play well in the short term, but they handicap the country in the long term.

Third, Republicans need to stand up for institutions and prerogatives, like the Senate filibuster, that have served us well for more than two centuries.

 

We have taken our “institutions conducive to freedom,” as Goldwater put it, for granted as we have engaged in one of the more reckless periods of politics in our history. In 2017, we seem to have lost our appreciation for just how hard won and vulnerable those institutions are."

 

http://www.politico....ld-trump-215442


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:55 AM

WP editorial.   Kris Kobach on road to disenfranchising millions of voters with help of Trump and  GOPers in Congress and states.  Putting forth amendment to National Voter Registration Act enabling states to deny vote to millions.

 

www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-man-who-may-disenfranchise-millions/2017/07/30/47e54f64-7250-11e7-8f39-eeb7d3a2d304_story.html?utm_term=.4dc09e273899&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:58 AM


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Flake: The GOP has been "compromised" by the forces of populism, protectionism, isolationism, and xenophobia http://hill.cm/Q8Qb0C3

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:28 AM


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ObamaCare opponent Tomi Lahren inadvertently admits she's benefiting from ObamaCare http://hill.cm/j2WiR1Q

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 06:00 PM

Disagree.  They did NOT have to back the nominee as they could have just been neutral.  They supported him; they campaigned for him; they defended him; they elected him.

Even when they criticized him, within 24 hours they were back to praising him.

 

While they could have backed a single candidate, that is not the Republican Party we have today.  It is very disorganized and fragmented.  Also that is what many, many have criticized the DNC for as regards Sanders.

 

To expect either the Dem party establishment or the GOP establishment to NOT back their own candidate in the general election is,, well,,,,,  crazy talk.  The party establishment does HAVE TO back their nominee and NOT remain neutral, since the office of President is the highly one a party can obtain.    As it relates to winning elections I fully understand why both major political parties put party before country.      

 

What I state above has nothing to do with Trump but just party politics 101.    

 

As for what the DNC did to Sanders;   The Dems already have the super delegates to ensure the deck is stacked in the favor of the establishment's choice.     CNN helped by including these super delegates when showing the contest between the two,  implying Clinton had a much larger lead than Sanders.   I believe this was an effort to soften support for Sanders by making his quest appear futile.   

 

I assume many in the GOP establishment wish they had super delegates.   Oh,  well,  that is all in the past,  Trump is President.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 05:05 PM

Since the vast majority of the GOP establishment didn't support Trump during the GOP primary one can't really say they are getting what they deserve.    Of course they had to back their primary winner. 

 

The GOP establishment's main error was NOT backing a single candidate early on once it became clear that the Trump grass-roots effort could be successful.     This allowed Trump to use the "10 little Indians" strategy.

Disagree.  They did NOT have to back the nominee as they could have just been neutral.  They supported him; they campaigned for him; they defended him; they elected him.

Even when they criticized him, within 24 hours they were back to praising him.

 

While they could have backed a single candidate, that is not the Republican Party we have today.  It is very disorganized and fragmented.  Also that is what many, many have criticized the DNC for as regards Sanders.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 01:49 PM

 

 

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The cynical soullessness of the Senate GOP: Shame on you, Republican senators. Shame. Shame, says @davidmfaris: http://bit.ly/2w0fB7k
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Why is this man smiling?  Is it because secretly he wanted Trumpcare to fail so he can put it behind him and move on to more tax cuts for rich people?



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 01:38 PM

This has the fetid stink of Steve Bannon in it.

Yet the Republican Party really is getting what it deserves because they backed Trump to try and take advantage of the situation, even though they had no respect for him and his Chief Strategist Steve Bannon had been gunning for them on Breitbart.

 

Since the vast majority of the GOP establishment didn't support Trump during the GOP primary one can't really say they are getting what they deserve.    Of course they had to back their primary winner. 

 

The GOP establishment's main error was NOT backing a single candidate early on once it became clear that the Trump grass-roots effort could be successful.     This allowed Trump to use the "10 little Indians" strategy.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 08:07 AM


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Ryan-Priebus ally tells me Trump is moving toward "an independent WH" untethered from the Republican Party

This has the fetid stink of Steve Bannon in it.

Yet the Republican Party really is getting what it deserves because they backed Trump to try and take advantage of the situation, even though they had no respect for him and his Chief Strategist Steve Bannon had been gunning for them on Breitbart.
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Posted 26 July 2017 - 08:40 AM


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The cynical soullessness of the Senate GOP: Shame on you, Republican senators. Shame. Shame, says @davidmfaris: http://bit.ly/2w0fB7k

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The cynical soullessness of the Senate GOP: Shame on you, Republican senators. Shame. Shame, says @davidmfaris: http://bit.ly/2w0fB7k

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 08:40 AM


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The cynical soullessness of the Senate GOP: Shame on you, Republican senators. Shame. Shame, says @davidmfaris: http://bit.ly/2w0fB7k

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:30 AM


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Old school Rep. Blake Farenthold Suggests Duel With Recalcitrant GOP Senators http://www.breitbart...t-gop-senators/ Susan-Collins-Lisa-Murkowski-Shelley-Moo






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