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The Trump Economy

2018_01 Tax cut Tigger by Varvel

An editorial in The Washington Times asks, “Are you better off than you were two years ago?” Duh, yeah!

In 2017, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.4%, the lowest rate since 2000 and Americans’ optimism about the U.S. job market hit record highs.

Holiday retail sales during the final two months of 2017 not only exceeded forecasts, but also showed the strongest gain since the Great Recession. The National Retail Federation credited growing wages, stronger employment, and higher consumer confidence.

Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp have announced they will build a $1.6 billion joint assembly plant in Alabama. This plant will employ up to 4,000 workers and will produce 300,000 vehicles a year.

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Table Scraps

I decided to do another post because I didn’t feel like going through the contortions necessary to post images in the comment section.

Kris Kobach: Voter Fraud Commission ‘Being Handed Off’ to DHS, Will No Longer Be ‘Stonewalled’ by Dems
DON’T EXPECT MUCH TO COME OF THIS. FRAUD IS NEVER REVEALED UNTIL AFTER AN ELECTION WHEN NOTHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT. DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN USING THIS FOR DECADES TO TIP ELECTIONS, GOING BACK AT LEAST AS FAR AS THE 1960 NIXON-KENNEDY CONTEST WHEN MAYOR DALEY HELD BACK THE VOTE TOTALS FROM CHICAGO. KENNEDY WAS GIVEN ENOUGH ‘DEAD’ VOTES TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY. THEY CAN’T WIN WITHOUT CHEATING AND THEY KNOW IT.
In an interview with Breitbart News, Kobach said the news that President Trump is dissolving the voter fraud commission should not be grounds for leftist organizations and Democrats — who sought to stop the investigations into double voting and ballots cast by non-citizens — to celebrate, as the investigations will continue under DHS.
“What’s happening is a tactical shift where the mission of the commission is being handed off to Homeland Security without the stonewalling by Democrats,” Kobach told Breitbart News.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/03/exclusive-kris-kobach-voter-fraud-commission-being-handed-off-to-dhs-will-no-longer-be-stonewalled-by-dems/

New England wanted to use all renewable energy… then it got cold

‘GREEN’ ENERGY DON’T MEAN MUCH WHEN THE LANDSCAPE TURNS WHITE.
THIS IS VERMONT. WONDER WHAT BERNIE WARMS HIS MANSIONS WITH?
Rather than carping about Perry’s energy plans, perhaps these critics should take a trip up to Vermont this weekend when the temperature is expected to hit negative 10 without the wind chill. Take a look at their power grid and then tell us how we need to all be converting to wind and solar. You’re putting people at serious risk if we cripple the power grid and we need to come to grips with that reality.
https://hotair.com/archives/2018/01/04/new-england-wanted-use-renewable-energy-got-cold/

Book: Clinton took secret trips outside White House to visit girlfriends
A new book from one of his former Secret Service officers claims that Bill Clinton often snuck away from his wife and out of the White House to cozy up with “well-known and lesser-known mistresses,” and that a Secret Service officer in the motorcade was nearly killed in a crash during one secret escape.
Gary J. Byrne, a former Uniform Division officer at the center of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, writes in his latest book, Secrets of the Secret Service: The History and Uncertain Future of the U.S. Secret Service, that Clinton demanded a tiny motorcade to secretly dash around Washington unnoticed, ordering that the cars try to obey laws like stopped lights.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/book-clinton-took-secret-trips-outside-white-house-to-visit-girlfriends/article/2645002


Weak Sessions Declares War on Legal Pot – But Allows Mueller’s Witch Hunt to Destroy POTUS Trump to Continue
Jason Chaffetz: Some people suggested there be a second special counsel. How’s that first one working out? I wouldn’t do a second one. I really do believe that it’s time for Attorney General Sessions to go. I don’t think he’s up for the job. Every time I see him he looks like he’s some prisoner. And the only reason we have a special counsel is because we have an Attorney General who can’t do his job.
http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/wth-weak-sessions-declares-war-legal-pot-allows-muellers-witch-hunt-destroy-potus-trump-continue/

Obama will be first guest on David Letterman’s new Netflix show
TALK ABOUT MUST-MISS TV
Talk show host David Letterman will launch his Netflix series this month with former President Barack Obama as his first guest.
Other guests set to appear on “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” are George Clooney, Tina Fey, Howard Stern, Malala Yousafzai, and Jay-Z.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-will-be-first-guest-on-david-lettermans-new-netflix-show/article/2645090

Maxine Waters wrote a poem about Robert Mueller sending Trump officials to jail
WHO WROTE THIS CRAP? A 9 YEAR OLD?
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., on Wednesday tweeted a poem about special counsel Robert Mueller jailing members of the Trump campaign.
“A message to Mueller: Stay strong and stand tall. Continue to investigate them all. You are indeed answering the people’s call. The Kremlin Klan is going to fall. Around you the Democrats are building a wall. We look forward to the day, to prison they will all be hauled,” the California Democrat said on Twitter Wednesday afternoon
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/maxine-waters-wrote-a-poem-about-robert-mueller-sending-trump-officials-to-jail/article/2644874

Ellison Embraces Antifa Violence Against Trump
Muslim Brotherhood Congressman goes all-in against the administration
Ellison, an in-your-face Muslim sympathetic to jihad, implicitly expressed support for the use of violence against President Trump in a tweet as he posed for a selfie with the cover of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, by Mark Bray.
Ellison’s embrace of Antifa runs counter to statements House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made in August last year during a spate of Antifa violence in her home state.
“Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts,” Pelosi said. “The violent actions of people calling themselves Antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.”
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268934/ellison-embraces-antifa-violence-against-trump-matthew-vadum

Pro-life Pregnancy Center Files HHS Complaint Over Illinois Law that Requires Them to Promote Abortion
In the complaint, the groups argue that the new requirements violate existing federal law including the Hyde-Weldon Amendment which forbids state and local governments from discriminating against healthcare providers based on their refusal to “provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for” abortions.
They argue that the law also specifically targets pro-life healthcare providers and infringes on their First Amendment rights to free speech and free exercise of religion.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2018/01/05/prolife-pregnancy-center-files-complaint-over-new-illinois-law-that-requires-them-to-promote-abortion-n2430178

JFK’s Nephew Says Rahm Emanuel Plans To Kick Black People Out Of Chicago
Chris Kennedy, a Democratic Illinois gubernatorial candidate and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, claimed on Thursday that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a plan to kick African-Americans out of the city on Thursday.
“I believe that black people are being pushed out of Chicago intentionally by a strategy that involves disinvestment in communities being implemented by the city administration. I believe Rahm Emanuel is the head of the city administration and therefore needs to be held responsible for those outcomes,”
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/04/jfks-nephew-says-rahm-emanuel-plans-to-kick-black-people-out-of-chicago/

Convicted felon announces campaign for governor in Democratic state – sounds about right
 Joe Ganim, 58, filed the necessary paperwork to run for governor at the State Elections Enforcement Commission office in Hartford, Conn., joining a number of other Democratic candidates who have expressed interest in running for current Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy’s spot, who said in April that he would not seek re-election.
Ganim was convicted of 16 federal corruption charges in 2003 while serving as mayor and was sentenced to nine years in prison. After serving almost seven years, Ganim was released.
http://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/01/04/convicted-felon-announces-campaign-governor-democratic-state-sounds-right-583879

NY’s Cuomo Will File Lawsuit Against GOP Tax Bill, Says It Wages Economic Civil War Against Blue States
STATES LIKE NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, AND CALIFORNIA HAVE BEEN SOAKING PEOPLE WITH ENORMOUS TAXES FOR DECADES. SINCE THEY GOT TO WRITE IT ALL OFF ON THEIR IRS RETURNS, THEY DIDN’T SQUAWK TOO MUCH. NOW THAT THE TAX CUT HAS PUT A CAP ON THE AMOUNT THEY CAN DEDUCT, PEOPLE ARE REALIZING HOW BADLY THEY’VE BEEN GETTING SCREWED.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is not a fan of the GOP’s tax bill that was signed into law on December 22. He likened it to economic civil war. He pretty much said that it robs blue states to help finance tax cuts in red states. Oh, and it’s the most partisan legislation he’s ever seen. He also argued that it would make it harder to New York to attract businesses
Prior to the New Year, Cuomo went on CNN and told host Alisyn Camerota that this bill is nothing short of economic civil war against blue states

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/01/04/nys-cuomo-will-file-lawsuit-against-gop-tax-bill-says-it-wages-economic-civil-w-n2429925

Unhinged Gasbag Joy Behar: “Trump Is Going to Kill All of Us… So That He and His Stupid Sons Don’t Have to Go to Jail”
Joy Behar: He needs to be medicated and hospitalized at this point or he is going to just kill all of us. You know, and my feeling is that probably they are getting closer to him in the Mueller investigation. And that’s what this is about, a lot of it. He’s going to blow the whole world up so that he and his stupid sons don’t have to go to jail.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/unhinged-gasbag-joy-behar-says-trump-going-kill-us/

Planned Parenthood enters transgender-hormone market as abortions decline, clinics close
The 2016-17 Planned Parenthood annual report showed the nation’s largest abortion provider struggling to keep its doors open as fewer women undergo abortions and patients seek health care services elsewhere.
In response, “We’re expanding access to care — from pioneering research on self-injectable birth control to offering new services for our transgender patients,” Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said in the report’s introductory message.
“Planned Parenthood has focused on expanding services to people who are too often overlooked by the larger medical community — including trans patients,” says the report, released Sunday. “17 states now have Planned Parenthood health centers that provide hormone therapy.”
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/3/planned-parenthood-enters-transgender-market/

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Newsy Bits

Leaking classified info

COMEY: The acting FBI Chief FOIA Officer has confirmed that ALL of the documents then FBI Director James Comey leaked to a liberal reporter and friend to publish were classified at the time they were written and are still classified today.

http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/comey-busted-fbi-chief-foia-officer-confirms-comeys-memos-classified-time-written/

18 U.S. Code § 798 – Disclosure of classified information

IRAN: From Vice President Pence: “The last administration’s refusal to act ultimately emboldened Iran’s tyrannical rulers to crack down on the dissent. The Green Revolution was ruthlessly put down, and the deadly silence on the streets of Iran matched the deafening silence from the White House. To this day, many Iranians blame the United States for abandoning them in their hour of need. Today, the Iranian people are once again rising up to demand freedom and opportunity, and under President Trump, the United States is standing with them. This time, we will not be silent.”

IRAN: The U.S. Treasury Department announced it’s placing new sanctions against five Iranian entities over ties to the country’s ballistic missile program and said that “additional sanctions targeting human rights abuses would be forthcoming.”

TAX CUTS: To date, more than 100 companies are giving “Trump bonuses” after the Republicans’ historic tax victory. “There is a broad and deep tsunami building,” John Kartch of Americans for Tax Reform tells the paper, as businesses across the country look to raise wages, increase charitable giving, and extend bonuses.

REFUGEES: Violent crime in Germany rose by about 10% in 2015 and 2016. A study found that 90% of that crime was attributed to young male refugees.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-germany-crime/violent-crime-rises-in-germany-and-is-attributed-to-refugees-idUSKBN1ES16J

DRUGS: Under Obama, states were advised the DOJ would not obstruct states that legalized marijuana, despite the fact that marijuana use is illegal under federal law. Trump’s DOJ has just rescinded all that policy.

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The Delusional New York Times

2017_12 29 Times tax winnings tweet

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The Post Christmas Letdown

Children anxiously await the day for months. Weeks of shopping, cleaning, decorating, wrapping, and cooking. In a half hour, it’s over. There’s New Years Eve, if you’re into partying, and New Years Day for parades and football games. After that comes 3 or 4 months of vast, empty wasteland.

It was -2 degrees when I went to deliver my papers this morning. In a previous life, I’d go to work with a truck with a diesel engine frozen solid and a cab that never got warm. The wet floor mats I changed would stick to the floor making it sooo much fun to unload. Those times are, thankfully, in my rear view mirror.

We have a mixed bag today, since I’m a little sluggish from overeating with family and friends yesterday. For having beautiful grandchildren and a wife who can cook, it’s a price I’m glad to pay.

Fears the royal couple will snub the new President in favour of the predecessor he hates.

  • Officials fear a royal wedding invite could be seen as a snub to President Trump
  • Prince Harry and Barack Obama have a close relationship and are firm friends
  • Mr Obama will appear on the Today show tomorrow presented by Prince Harry
  • Mr Obama tweeted his congratulations to the prince and Meghan Markle

BRITS JUST DON’T GET IT. THEY THINK TRUMP IS AS SHALLOW AND NARCISSISTIC AS OBOZO. TRUMP DOESN’T CARE. HE DOESN’T NEED PHONIES TO FAWN OVER HIM AND TELL HIM HOW GREAT HE IS.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5212609/Whitehall-fears-Trump-backlash-Obama-wedding-invite.html#ixzz52NWMxJ00

Where’s the party? No state dinner in Trump’s first year.
Trump spoke dismissively of state dinners as a candidate, when he panned President Barack Obama’s decision to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping with a 2015 state visit. Such visits are an important diplomatic tool that includes a showy arrival ceremony and an elaborate dinner at the White House.

“I would not be throwing (Xi) a dinner,” Trump said at the time. “I would get him a McDonald’s hamburger and say we’ve got to get down to work.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/wheres-party-no-state-dinner-trumps-first-143420821.html

Trump Takes a Lesson from Winston Churchill

On December 18, President Trump invited lawmakers to the White House for a screening of Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. Such a screening would never have happened under the previous president.

On his first day in office, POTUS 44 removed a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office and returned it to Britain. When the eviction made news, White House mouthpiece Dan Pfeiffer said the story was “100 per cent false.”

But as the Telegraph reported, long after the denial, “Barack Obama’s White House has been forced to admit that it did return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to British diplomats.”

This move has roots in the president’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, who shows up as the beloved “Frank” in Dreams from My Father.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268786/trump-takes-lesson-winston-churchill-lloyd-billingsley

Year One List: 81 major Trump achievements, 11 Obama legacy items repealed

With the passage of the GOP tax bill this week, the Trump administration has scored 81 major achievements in its first year, making good on campaign promises to provide significant tax cuts, boost U.S. energy production, and restore respect to the United States, according to the White House.

And along the way, President Trump even outdid his own expectations and slashed at least 11 major legacy items of former President Barack Obama, including cracking down on the open border, slowing recognition of communist Cuba and effectively killing Obamacare by ending the mandate that everyone have health insurance or face a tax.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/year-one-list-81-major-trump-achievements-11-obama-legacy-items-repealed/article/2644159

Now the left is angry about ‘pro-Trump’ year-end bonuses
Boy, are they annoyed: Democrats are pooh-poohing the avalanche of announcements by major corporations that they’re giving their workers bonuses and raising wages after the passage of tax reform

It’s classic left-wing disdain for anything big business does, even when it’s rewarding its workers — and even when those reaping the benefits include the Democratic cheerleading squad at MSNBC.

https://nypost.com/2017/12/25/now-the-left-is-angry-about-pro-trump-year-end-bonuses/

Buoyed by Alabama win, Democrats eye Tennessee Senate race
THE DEMOCRATS/McCONNELL SPENT $100 MILLION AND THE MEDIA WHORES SPENT 6 WEEKS BUYING WOMEN TO TRASH JUDGE MOORE.  THEY REMIND ME OF THE UNDERDOG WHO GETS IN A LUCKY SHOT AND KNOCKS DOWN THE CHAMP. THEN THEY THINK THEY’RE 10 FEET HIGH AND BULLETPROOF.

[CtH: And they didn’t beat Moore by much.  They’re delusional if they think they can pull off that kind of effort throughout 50 states!]

Neither of Tennessee’s two top GOP candidates, Rep. Marsha Blackburn and former Rep. Stephen Fincher, has the kind of personal baggage Republican Roy Moore had in the Alabama race won by a Democrat. But both have wholeheartedly embraced President Donald Trump at what Democrats hope is exactly the wrong time.

Former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, a known quantity in Tennessee, has kicked off his Senate run from a position of strength.

“He starts with credibility among Tennesseans that Doug Jones didn’t have or almost no Democratic challenger in any of the other Republican states would have next year,” Maslin said.

https://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2017/12/25/buoyed-by-alabama-win-democrats-eye-tennessee-senate-race-n2426913

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines for 2018 Midterms

Liberals really do live on another planet. The corporate tax cut was not intended as some cheap way to win votes or to benefit employees and voters in the here and now. It is simply an effort to lower the tax rate on corporate income down to generally accepted international levels approved by all card-carrying globalists.

Really, you couldn’t choose a better setup for the 2018 midterms. The Democrats get to wail about Russia collusion and Republicans stealing the silver and #MeToo and gay wedding cakes. Republicans get to talk about middle-class tax cuts and 4 percent growth. Remember the days when Dick Morris taught Bill Clinton to strike terror into Republican hearts with their centrist triangulation between left and right? Today’s Democrats don’t know nothin’ about such pranks.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/12/gentlemen_start_your_engines_for_2018_midterms.html

Detroit Christmas Toy Giveaway Devolves into Massive Brawl

A Christmas toy giveaway in Detroit, Michigan, devolved into a massive brawl Saturday night, leading to the arrest of one woman, police said.

Police said they arrested a 39-year-old woman for allegedly threatening a 30-year-old woman at knifepoint while inside the building. The 30-year-old victim did not suffer any injuries.

Police say the suspect had been accompanied by her two children when the brawl took place.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/24/video-detroit-christmas-toy-giveaway-devolves-massive-brawl/

Chelsea Clinton, bird-dogging for Momma Clinton

Chelsea Clinton’s back in the news, this time for a public letter to her toddlers full of drool and glurge “about our country’s future, about your future.” Apparently, she takes us for idiots. Because this confection, published in the anal penetration for teens-advocating Teen Vogue, is about as transparently cynical as such letters come.

I suppose if you live in the White House amid round-the-clock maid service and Secret Service protection to keep the riff-raff and “deplorables” away, it probably does make a difference in your personal experience. But that sure as heck resonates like a clank on the floor at a ballet performance.

THAT HAITIAN RELIEF FUND CASH SURE CAME IN HANDY, DIDN’T IT?
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/12/chelsea_clinton_birddogging_for_momma_clinton.html

Topless Feminist Tries To Steal Jesus From Vatican Nativity Scene, Gets Trounced By Guard
A member of a radical feminist group attempted to steal a statue of the baby Jesus from the Vatican’s nativity scene on Christmas day but was intercepted by police as she grabbed it.

A Reuters photographer happened to witness the incident as the topless woman, shouting “God is woman,” climbed over a guard rail and scrambled up to the scene in a brazen attempt to take the statue of Jesus from its crib.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/25/topless-feminist-tries-to-steal-jesus-from-vatican-nativity-scene-gets-trounced-by-guard/

Democratic Congressional Candidate Indicted in $803,000 Fraud, Embezzlement Case

A Democratic congressional candidate in Virginia has been indicted on charges of fraud, embezzlement, and theft for allegedly stealing government funds from a school nutrition program in 2012.

Shaun Brown, 58, denied any wrongdoing during her first appearance in a Norfolk courtroom last week and said after the hearing that she intends to fight the charges.
Prosecutors said Brown fraudulently obtained $803,000 of government funds through her nonprofit organization, which participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. The organization worked with the USDA Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to low-income children on school breaks.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/25/democratic-congressional-candidate-indicted-803000-fraud-embezzlement-case/

Israel in talks with more than 10 countries over Jerusalem embassy move
AMBASSADOR HALEY SAID OF THE U.N. VOTE TO CONDEMN AMERICA’S MOVING THEIR EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM: ‘WE’LL REMEMBER THIS.’

Israel is in talks with more than 10 countries — including some in Europe — about potentially moving their respective embassies to Jerusalem, according to officials.
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely on Monday said the nations were interested in following President Trump’s footsteps and declaring the Israeli city the new capital in the wake of Guatemala’s recent decision to do so.

https://nypost.com/2017/12/25/israel-in-talks-with-more-than-10-countries-over-jerusalem-embassy-move/

Trump UNLEASHES Over Report Suggesting Fusion GPS Dossier Triggered Surveillance

WOW, @foxandfrlends “Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.” And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!, tweeted President Trump Tuesday.

On Saturday, Trump went scorched earth on McCabe for his corruption and obvious conflicts of interest during the Hillary Clinton email investigation:

According to WaPo: McCabe is retiring in just the right time to collect his pension:
Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s deputy director who has been the target of Republican critics for more than a year, plans to retire in a few months when he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits, according to people familiar with the matter. […] McCabe won’t become eligible for his full pension until early March. People close to him say he plans to retire as soon as he hits that mark. “He’s got about 90 days, and some of that will be holiday time. He can make it,’’ said one.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/crooked-hillary-pile-garbage-potus-trump-unleashes-report-suggesting-fusion-gps-dossier-triggered-surveillance/

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Eye Roll

My family is away today (our holiday together will begin tomorrow), so I’m going to do something uber tacky and post politics on Christmas. Cut me some slack, please. It’s just me and the dog here and I need the distraction.

Poor Bernie. He hates the tax cuts. He and all his Dem cronies voted against them. But they’re really popular and will almost certainly turn out to be a very good thing for the economy and disposition of the nation.

What’s a socialist to do? Prepare to eye roll.

During a CNN interview with Jake Tapper, he actually said OUT LOUD, that the tax cuts are “a very good thing. And that’s why we should’ve made the tax cuts for the middle class permanent.”

Yeah. Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuure. That’s why you VOTED AGAINST THEM, RIGHT?! Tweeters responded:

  • Bernie, you don’t get to take credit for the tax bill you claimed would only help rich ppl.
  • April Fools right? THIS man is trying to tell us that he believes in tax cuts? ROFL
  • And yet not 1 Democrat voted for the bill. Hmm.
  • Bernie Sanders wants the tax cuts permanent? Jeeze man why didn’t you speak up?
  • Looking forward to him campaigning on this and working with Ryan/McConnell to make that happen.
  • 2018 will top 2017 for surprises, as Bernie Sanders switches from Socialist to Republican.

2017_12 24 Tweet about Bernie

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Dear Democrats, Shut up.

2017_12 20 Charlie Daniels ms to Schumer

2017_12 23 Tax cut by Branco

2017_12 21 Tax reform toon by Catholic Vote

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Elitist Schmucks

All in favor of tax cuts

The GOP’s tax bill will mean an extra $800 or $1,000 per year for a working family.

Lefties mocked this on Twitter, saying that wouldn’t matter A BIT to ANYONE. But the REALITY these elitist schmucks clearly do not understand is that $800 to $1,000 is YUGE for many families.

  • More than half of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings and checking accounts combined.
  • Most of these say they couldn’t pay for a $400 emergency without borrowing money or selling some of their possessions.

The true hypocrisy of those tweeting twits may be that they’d shriek tweet outrage the mere suggestion of reducing public benefits by $800 to $1,000 per year.

Writing in The Atlantic, a self-described “middle class” writer described what it was like to be one of those Americans who doesn’t have $400 to spare:

I know what it is like to have to juggle creditors to make it through a week. I know what it is like to have to swallow my pride and constantly dun people to pay me so that I can pay others. I know what it is like to have liens slapped on me and to have my bank account levied by creditors. I know what it is like to be down to my last $5 — literally — while I wait for a paycheck to arrive, and I know what it is like to subsist for days on a diet of eggs. I know what it is like to dread going to the mailbox, because there will always be new bills to pay but seldom a check with which to pay them. I know what it is like to have to tell my daughter that I didn’t know if I would be able to pay for her wedding; it all depended on whether something good happened. And I know what it is like to have to borrow money from my adult daughters because my wife and I ran out of heating oil.

CtH: This is us as well. Life got much easier once we had grown, well employed offspring who generously help out when we suffer a short fall. This year of the Trump Economy has been amazing! We were able to easily afford what we needed, plus splurge on some of the stuff we had done without for years (like a dehumidifier for the moldy basement FINALLY).

The fact is that architects are the worst paid white collar workers in the country. They live from job to job and woe betide the family budget if even a single client stiffs them.  Blessedly, this happened to us only twice; it was devastating and hard to forgive since neither of these selfish couples were depending on a single income to care for a disabled adult and 3 minor children!

Dearest is well established in his profession now, but he was new and wet-behind-the-ears when Saddam invaded Kuwait. That recession put him out of work for a full year. I was disabled with medical bills and our three elementary aged daughters needed all the usual, plus child care help for me whenever Dearest wasn’t home and they were.

A few differences between us and that fellow who wrote in The Atlantic are that I know what it’s like to be down to my last three cents (for a month!); we’re allergic to eggs so ate oatmeal while waiting for the next paycheck; and our daughters knew from a very young age that they were on their own for cars, weddings, and college. We were just really grateful that God gave them all straight teeth!

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