(2) What the 1% Don't Want You to Know. (2) How American CEOs got so rich. The News Literacy Project is teaching kids to stop fake news. Cherry-Picking to Overhype Jobs Gains from Tax Cuts. The GOP cherry-picked states with the largest number of job gains this year to promote its claim that “GOP tax cuts have fueled a massive acceleration in job growth since this time last year.”
There has been a net increase in the number of jobs added in the first six months of 2018 compared to a similar period in 2017. But the nationwide gain isn’t nearly as dramatic as those individual states highlighted by the Republican National Committee, and in 12 states fewer jobs have been created this year. Economists tell us it is premature to assess the impact of the tax cuts on job creation. President Donald Trump frequently touts the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — a Republican-crafted bill that the president signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017.
And with the economy humming along, Republicans are quick to point to the bill as a catalyst for job growth. But the GOP is cherry-picking states with the largest percent increases. Do Florida taxpayers pay tens of millions of dollars a year on undocumented immigrants in prison? In an interview with Fox News, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam outlined his approach to illegal immigration if elected governor of Florida.
Florida has to act, Putnam said, because illegal immigration comes at a steep cost. Putnam touted his Secure Florida First Agenda, which includes establishing a community deportation system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Comey Memo Release Is Not About Protecting Trump. Are Republicans in Congress providing cover for President Donald Trump in his struggles against the Russia investigation, as Matt Yglesias writes, "in exchange" for his acquiescence on orthodox conservative legislation?
Perhaps. But another explanation is just as likely and completely aligned with the Republican Party we've known for years. The Trump era has changed a lot of things in Washington, but House Republicans have behaved in a remarkably familiar way, given their split between mainstream conservatives and radical ones which dates back even before the Tea Party's rise at the beginning of the Obama administration. The Freedom Caucus took things several steps further, helping to convince House Speaker John Boehner to retire in 2015. Ohio Republican wrongly says Sherrod Brown likes communism. Republicans have long attacked U.S.
Sen. GOP Rigs Elections: Gerrymandering, Voter-ID Laws, Dark Money. If the poor must work to earn every dollar, shouldn’t the rich? Correction: This piece incorrectly suggested that data drawn from Christopher Faricy’s book “Welfare for the Wealthy” were from 2016.
The figures, on federal Medicaid spending, employer-based health insurance, and Pell grants and college-related tax deductions, were from 2012. The GOP hopes to channel momentum from their victory of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into a push to overhaul the nation's welfare programs. (Aaron P. Why ‘executive time’ is a particularly bleak scoop about President Trump. The Republicans are now the party of identity politics. Identity politics used to be for Democrats – now it’s for Republicans and they’re using it perniciously.
Identity politics have long been central to the message of the Democratic party, viewed as a constituency of African American people, Hispanic people, educated white progressives, LGBTQ people, single women and more. Conservatives, meanwhile, had previously defined themselves ideologically. Ronald Reagan’s so-called “three-legged stool” united a coalition of ideologically distinct groups – national security conservatives, social conservatives and fiscal conservatives – to pursue a single set of policies. The Daily 202: Trump’s true priorities revealed in holiday news dumps. Trump: ‘We are going to have a tremendous year’ With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve.
THE BIG IDEA: The tax cut bill wasn’t the only Christmas gift that President Trump gave billionaires and big businesses. Ivanka Trump wrong that in April, 'vast majority' will be filing their taxes on a 'postcard' The Republican Tax Bill Doesn’t Actually Simplify The Tax Code. H&R Block’s shareholders endured a rough patch in early November, and the initial draft of the GOP’s tax overhaul appears to be at least partly to blame.
On Nov. 2, Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the original version of the House bill, kicking off nearly two months of frenzied congressional dealmaking that resulted in a measure making its way to President Trump’s desk. Republicans continue to lie about the poor. Republicans continue to use long-debunked myths about the poor as they defend lower taxes for the rich and deep cuts to the social safety net to pay for them.
In so doing, they are essentially expressing scorn for working class and low-income Americans. Sen. Chuck Grassley, for example, recently justified reducing the number of wealthy families exposed to the estate tax as a way to recognize “the people that are investing, as opposed to those that are just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.” Similarly, Sen. Orrin Hatch raised concerns about funding certain entitlement programs. Republican Senators Will Save Millions With Special Real-Estate Tax Break. When the U.S.
Senate takes up the final tax bill this week, more than a quarter of all GOP senators will be voting on a bill that includes a special provision that could give them a new tax cut through their real estate shell companies, according to federal records reviewed by International Business Times. Scott Brown says opponents delayed his swearing-in to pass health care law.
Former Massachusetts Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown took a stroll down memory lane Monday while talking about the health care law with Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. Brown, who is now a Fox News contributor, claimed the architects of Obamacare delayed Brown’s swearing-in in 2010 to help "ram" the law through Congress. "They rammed it through before I got there, knowing I would be there in a week or two," Brown said on The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson.