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The New Leadership of the Democrats in the House

This week the House was embroiled in the controversy over Cong. Omar and her blatantly anti-Semitic statements. It was so bad that a resolution was drafted condemning anti-Semitism and was designed to show that Democrats are not anti-Israel or anti-Semitic. But that would mean taking on one of the freshman firebrands that have dominated the… Continue reading The New Leadership of the Democrats in the House

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Odd and Ends in the Political Arena Today

Hillary Clinton Is she in or is she out? I have maintained that Hillary Clinton still feels she won the last elections and is entitled to run again. She covets the Presidency and this week she seemed to say that she would not run only to walk that comment back a day later and make it clear… Continue reading Odd and Ends in the Political Arena Today

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A National Emergency That the President Will Lose On

The President declared a National Emergency in order to get the necessary funding for building a barrier on the border.  The compromise agreed to by the Congress only provided him $1.375B.  The President signed the bill to avoid another partial government shutdown, one that he would have been blamed for if he failed to sign,… Continue reading A National Emergency That the President Will Lose On

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Taxes, Damn Taxes and Lies

It is tax season and that mean politicians have to make comments on taxes and how they affect the American public.  Unfortunately for the public most of the politicians making comments don’t really understand how taxes work and make their comments with one intent:  Scoring political points. Let’s look at a few examples of some… Continue reading Taxes, Damn Taxes and Lies

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Border Security and the New Democrats

Border Security It now looks like the Congress is coming to a compromise on the issue of Border Security and it will include $1.3B for barriers on the border. Since the President requested $5.7B for barriers the media will immediately announce this as a defeat for the Administration and a victory for Nancy Pelosi.  In some… Continue reading Border Security and the New Democrats

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CREEPING SOCIALISM WILL DEVOUR US

President Trump delivered his State of the Union this week and in the speech, he made the following statement: “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and… Continue reading CREEPING SOCIALISM WILL DEVOUR US

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State of the Union

On Tuesday night the President gave the State of the Union address before the Congress and the American people. Like all Presidents since Ronald Reagan, the President invited guests and used them as props in his speech. President Trumps guests ranged from a young boy who was bullied for having the last name Trump to… Continue reading State of the Union

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Who Really Pays Taxes

Now that we have had some time to digest the tax reform bill passed last year we can start to look at the numbers and try to figure out who is making political comments and who is actually telling the truth. First we have to look at the corporate tax rate.  The bill reduced this… Continue reading Who Really Pays Taxes

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Wealthy Should Pay Their Fair Share But Not My Wealthy Constituents

When it comes to taxes the left is always demanding that the wealthy pay their “fair share” and denouncing any tax cut that might benefit higher incomes.  In the last tax bill passed by Congress the legislation did two thing that were designed to offset each other. First, they reduced the top rate from 39.7%… Continue reading Wealthy Should Pay Their Fair Share But Not My Wealthy Constituents