U.S. Budget and Deficit

Trump Unveils Reality TV-Style Infrastructure Plan To Punish Blue States (Video)

Trump Unveils Reality TV-Style Infrastructure Plan To Punish Blue States (Video)

The Trump administration released its long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday. Weighing in at 55 pages, it calls on lawmakers to craft legislation for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package centering on public/private partnerships and heavy state and local government investments, reducing permitting processes to two years, investing in rural infrastructure projects, and promoting workforce training. Trump stated […]

Facts Don’t Lie–The GOP Should Stop Calling Itself The ‘Fiscally Responsible’ Party (Video)

Facts Don’t Lie–The GOP Should Stop Calling Itself The ‘Fiscally Responsible’ Party (Video)

Did you know there was another government shutdown Friday? It only lasted a few hours, but the $400 billion budget bill Congress ultimately passed and President Donald Trump signed is expected to balloon federal deficits to the tune of $1 trillion a year. This is the fifth government funding measure for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. […]

Mitch McConnell Objected To Funding Soldiers During The Shutdown (Video)

Mitch McConnell Objected To Funding Soldiers During The Shutdown (Video)

After two days of a partial government shutdown, it appears as though the government will re-open after the Senate voted 81 to 18 to fund operations until February 8. But the next time someone spouts to you the Fox News talking point about it being the Democrats’ fault the government shut down in the first place, […]

What Is A ‘Gov’t. Shutdown’ And How Will It Affect Us? (Video)

What Is A ‘Gov’t. Shutdown’ And How Will It Affect Us? (Video)

We woke up this morning to the first government shutdown in four years. The past few days, there has been little talk about anything else in the media, leaving many wondering what the effects of a government shutdown are and how it will affect them. First, what is a government shutdown? Article I, Section 9 […]

China Just Lowered Our Credit Rating. Why? Donald Trump’s Tax Plan

China Just Lowered Our Credit Rating. Why? Donald Trump’s Tax Plan

Not heard much about what happened on Wednesday, have you? Yeah, neither have I. We’ve all been too busy being outraged by Donald Trump’s inane tweets and utterances (which totally deserved our outrage, BTW), and being “dazzled by his barrage of “we’re number 1!” tweets. He likes us to be busy with dumbshit. Why? Because […]

Trump Admin Allows States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements (Video)

Trump Admin Allows States To Impose Medicaid Work Requirements (Video)

One of the reasons (and there are several) Donald Trump won the White House was his promise not to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. This made him very popular among his base, many of whom are beneficiaries of the social welfare programs Republicans always vow to eliminate. In fact, Trump proudly spent his entire presidential […]

Former Treasury Secretary: GOP Tax Bill Will ‘Leave Us Broke’ (Video)

Former Treasury Secretary: GOP Tax Bill Will ‘Leave Us Broke’ (Video)

There is no shortage of critics of the Republican “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act;” i.e., the tax bill that hands $1.5 trillion in permanent tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy like President Trump and his ilk. Even Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) admitted the bill goes too far–after it was passed, of course. Most, though, have dismissed concerns, insisting […]

Marco Rubio Suddenly Realizes The GOP Tax Bill Goes Too Far (Video)

Marco Rubio Suddenly Realizes The GOP Tax Bill Goes Too Far (Video)

The recently signed $1.5 trillion Republican tax bill that hands permanent tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy like President Trump nearly failed because of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). At the end of the day, though, Rubio threw his support behind the bill after the Senate agreed to include in it the child tax credit (CTC) that […]

Responding To Trump’s Tax Plan, NY Gov. Orders Municipalities To Accept Early Property Tax Payments (Video)

Responding To Trump’s Tax Plan, NY Gov. Orders Municipalities To Accept Early Property Tax Payments (Video)

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” into law, effecting the most drastic changes to the American tax code in three decades that hands permanent tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy, like himself. Hours later, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an executive order directing the Department of Taxation and Finance […]

Republicans Pass The Most Radical Revision Of The Tax Code In 30 Years (Video)

Republicans Pass The Most Radical Revision Of The Tax Code In 30 Years (Video)

Republicans are all set to cut a lot of taxes. Just not yours. Today President Donald Trump enacted the most drastic changes to the American tax code in three decades. Last night the Republican Senate took the final step in approving a $1.5 trillion tax bill that hands permanent tax breaks to corporations and the […]

Harry Reid’s $22 Million Program Released UFO Footage

Harry Reid’s $22 Million Program Released UFO Footage

Earlier this week, video footage of U.S. Navy aircraft tracking an unidentified flying object (UFO) surfaced. This revealed the existence of a multimillion-dollar partially classified Department of Defense (DOD) program. Within the DOD’s $600 billion annual budget, the government allocated $22 million to the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). Created by former Senate Majority […]

Republicans Cut The Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent In Committee (Video)

Republicans Cut The Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent In Committee (Video)

Amid Roy Moore’s defeat and Donald Trump’s harassing tweets, let’s not forget Republicans are still trying to pass a $1.5 trillion tax bill that would create the most significant revision of our tax code in decades. Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore was worth nothing more to the GOP than a vote for more tax cuts for […]

Bugs, Loopholes, Haste, And The GOP Tax Bill (Video)

Bugs, Loopholes, Haste, And The GOP Tax Bill (Video)

Amid the glaring problems with the Republicans’ rewrite of our tax code, there is another issue that should concern us–time. Is there enough of it to allow America to adjust to the changes since several provisions in the bill one step away from President Donald Trump’s desk are slated to take effect January 1–weeks away? According […]

Trump Wages Class Warfare With Tax Cut Bill (VIDEO)

Trump Wages Class Warfare With Tax Cut Bill (VIDEO)

On Thursday, President Donald Trump issued a speech attempting to characterize his legislative goals and tax cut bill as “populist.” Despite significant contradictory analysis, the president claimed his efforts negativity affect wealthy individuals and aids most Americans. This assessment falls short of factual reality. In truth, Trump used emotional rhetoric to divide American voters. The president’s […]

Senator Asking For Trillion Dollar Tax Cut Says There Isn’t Money To Pay For Children’s Health Care

Senator Asking For Trillion Dollar Tax Cut Says There Isn’t Money To Pay For Children’s Health Care

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) was confronted on the Senate floor by his colleague, Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), for not doing enough to save the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Hatch created the program with Senator Edward Kennedy (a Democrat) in 1997, and funding expired about two months ago. The Senate has yet to reauthorize funding for […]

What It Means Now That The GOP Tax Plan Has Passed The Senate (Video)

What It Means Now That The GOP Tax Plan Has Passed The Senate (Video)

Well, it happened. Early Saturday morning, Senate Republicans narrowly passed the most sweeping tax reform bill in three decades. President Donald Trump is now steps away from his first legislative victory. In the 51-49 vote requiring frenetic last-minute revision, Republicans chose to hand the richest Americans and corporations, already sitting on mountains of wealth, another massive tax […]

Here Are The Glaring Problems With The Republican Tax Bill (Video)

Here Are The Glaring Problems With The Republican Tax Bill (Video)

The Senate is expected very soon to vote on the Republican tax “reform” bill that passed the House of Representatives two weeks ago. Many fear it’s going to pass. Those on the right are still trying to sell it as a sweetheart deal for the American people, because it will “cut taxes.” True, it will. […]

Guess Who Benefits Most From The GOP Tax Plan–The Trumps (Video)

Guess Who Benefits Most From The GOP Tax Plan–The Trumps (Video)

“Believe me.” That’s what President Donald Trump told supporters at a September 27 event in Indiana, referring to how much he stood to lose under the Republican tax plan that ultimately passed the House of Representatives on Thursday 227 to 205. “My accountant called me and said ‘you’re going to get killed in this bill,’” Trump told a […]

Here Are The 13 Republicans Who Voted Against The House Tax Plan (Video)

Here Are The 13 Republicans Who Voted Against The House Tax Plan (Video)

The looming GOP tax reform bill cleared the first stage Thursday when it passed in the House of Representatives 227 to 205. Yet, as it now makes its way to the Senate for consideration and revision, let’s take a few minutes to acknowledge the 13 Republican lawmakers who rejected it. For a bill that was sold […]

They’re Still At It–The GOP Tax Plan Takes Aim At Obamacare (Video)

They’re Still At It–The GOP Tax Plan Takes Aim At Obamacare (Video)

They’re at it again. As if the proposed Senate Republican tax plan did not put enough targets on average Americans’ backs, according to multiple reports, the revised bill includes another insult: repeal the Affordable Care Act’s, aka Obamacare, individual mandate. The individual mandate is the most controversial part of former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. It requires all […]

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