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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 […]

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. […]

The Supreme Court Could Decide American Unions’ Fate Early Next Year (Video)

The Supreme Court Could Decide American Unions’ Fate Early Next Year (Video)

Last year, public sector unions dodged a bullet after the U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked on the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA) case that threatened to eliminate fair share fees, aka union dues, that support strong collective bargaining efforts. Before that it was the 2014 Harris v. Quinn case. Now the war on public sector unions has returned with Janus v. American […]

Boeing Lays Off Hundreds – Add It To The List Of Companies Trump Visited To ‘Save’ Jobs (VIDEO)

Boeing Lays Off Hundreds – Add It To The List Of Companies Trump Visited To ‘Save’ Jobs (VIDEO)

One of President Donald Trump’s central messages during the campaign, and after winning, was that he was the candidate who would develop more jobs in our country. And, since taking office, Trump has been happy to claim that he is keeping that promise. It does not seem to matter that numerous experts claim that the […]

Finland Trials Universal Basic Income And Experiences Some Unexpected Side Effects (VIDEO)

Finland Trials Universal Basic Income And Experiences Some Unexpected Side Effects (VIDEO)

In January, Finland began giving its citizens a universal basic income of roughly $500 a month, and will continue to do so for two years. The program is the first of its kind in Europe, and the country is already seeing some great benefits. What Is Universal Basic Income? According to Investopedia, a universal basic […]

President Liar Takes Credit For Jobs He Didn’t Create And Even Fudged The Numbers (VIDEO)

President Liar Takes Credit For Jobs He Didn’t Create And Even Fudged The Numbers (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday afternoon that he created 1 million private sector jobs and that he is the economic savior of America. Both are lies. While withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump partially justified his decision by saying it is a job killer for the United States and that he […]

The ‘Mythical’ Universal Basic Income – Could It Work In The United States? (VIDEO)

The ‘Mythical’ Universal Basic Income – Could It Work In The United States? (VIDEO)

Some countries in Europe and a few states here in the U.S. have experimented with universal basic incomes for its citizens. However, could this work across the entire country here? What Is Universal Basic Income? First off, a universal basic income is similar to Social Security in that everyone gets a fixed amount of money […]

Disappointing Jobs Report Issued; Fox News Morons Call It ‘Most Successful Day’ Of Trump’s Term

Disappointing Jobs Report Issued; Fox News Morons Call It ‘Most Successful Day’ Of Trump’s Term

If you want to find genuine “fake news” day and night, you need look no further than Fox News. Fox specializes in the big lie, exaggeration, and the downright absurd. Such was the case Friday morning shortly after the jobs report for March was issued by the Department of Labor. It showed that only 98,000 […]

Trump’s Budget Guts Heat Assistance To The Poor … And The Reason Is Disgusting (VIDEO)

Trump’s Budget Guts Heat Assistance To The Poor … And The Reason Is Disgusting (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s supposed budget-slashing is looking less like fiscal responsibility and more like someone chopping their way through the rain forest with a wooden spoon being eaten by termites. And, while the flailing is somewhat entertaining, it stops us in our tracks when we realize that some of the programs he wants to slash are […]

Blogger Uses His OWN MOTHER To Prove The Insanity Of GOP Nonsense (VIDEO)

Blogger Uses His OWN MOTHER To Prove The Insanity Of GOP Nonsense (VIDEO)

Fox News, aka “Faux News,” often talks about having a hatred and resentment of poor people. They throw out statistics about “poor households” that are just plain ridiculous. They claim that poor people shouldn’t have basic appliances like refrigerators and microwaves. A blogger on Cracked, going by John Cheese, shows the ridiculousness of these claims […]

KARMA: Former NC Governor McCrory Whines That He Can’t Find A Job… SAD! (VIDEO)

KARMA: Former NC Governor McCrory Whines That He Can’t Find A Job… SAD! (VIDEO)

It looks like former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory’s feeling the sting of karmic justice after being ousted from office last November. Former Governor McCrory signed into law one of the most aggressive anti-LGBT bills every created. Here’s an explanation of HB2 from the Charlotte Observer written in March 2016 just after the law was passed: “The state […]

Trump Once Again Tries To Take Credit For Obama’s Economy And Twitter Dispenses SWEET JUSTICE

Trump Once Again Tries To Take Credit For Obama’s Economy And Twitter Dispenses SWEET JUSTICE

Thursday on Twitter, President Donald Trump shared a graph from a Bloomberg article which stated that U.S. Consumer Comfort just reached it’s highest level in over ten years. Of course, Trump took credit for the rise and attributed this news to his special presidential superpowers that enable him to turn around President Barack Obama’s “disastrous” economy […]

US Added 235,000 Jobs In February – Thanks, Obama (VIDEO)

US Added 235,000 Jobs In February – Thanks, Obama (VIDEO)

The first monthly jobs report under President Donald Trump was released this morning. The US added 235,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate has ticked down to 4.7 percent. The average pay is rising as well because a few states have raised the minimum wage. The average wage went up by 2.8 percent in […]

Finland To Trial A Universal Basic Income For The Unemployed (VIDEO)

Finland To Trial A Universal Basic Income For The Unemployed (VIDEO)

The world is changing. Human cashiers at grocery stores are being replaced by machines that let customers check their items out themselves. Long haul truckers and taxi cab drivers will soon be replaced by autonomous vehicles. Technology is putting people out of work, as are the forces of globalization. When there’s no need for unskilled workers, […]

Woman Freezes To Death When Landlord Boots Her Out For $338 Unpaid Rent (VIDEO)

Woman Freezes To Death When Landlord Boots Her Out For $338 Unpaid Rent (VIDEO)

A 52-year-old woman, Karen Lee Batts, was evicted from a senior assisted living facility for non-payment of $338.00. Batts’ family says she suffers from schizophrenia. The facility that evicted Batts was under the management of  Cascade Management, Inc. and Northwest Housing Alternatives, LLC. The housing complex was designed for people with disabilities and financially limited seniors: “The court records […]

Obama Ends Presidency With Longest Job Growth Streak Since 1939 (VIDEO)

Obama Ends Presidency With Longest Job Growth Streak Since 1939 (VIDEO)

President Obama’s final economic numbers are in, and the results are impressive. In December, the job market grew by 156,000 jobs. It was the 75th straight month of job growth, the longest growth streak since 1939. The unemployment rate in December ticked up slightly to 4.7 percent from a low of 4.6 percent in November. […]

Trump And His Team Are Shocked That People Took His Promises ‘So Literally’

Trump And His Team Are Shocked That People Took His Promises ‘So Literally’

While speaking at Harvard’s Institute of Politics on Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump’s first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, took shots at the media for taking all of Trump’s promises “literally,” saying: “This is the problem with the media. You took everything that Donald Trump said so literally… The American people didn’t. They understood it. They understood […]

November Jobs Report: Unemployment Hitting Record Lows! Can We Keep Obama, Please? (VIDEO)

November Jobs Report: Unemployment Hitting Record Lows! Can We Keep Obama, Please? (VIDEO)

The national jobs report for November is in. We have added 178,000 new jobs since the election. The unemployment rate has dropped to 4.6 percent, which is the lowest it has been since August 2007. It was slightly less than the 180,000 jobs forecast for November. Unfortunately, wages are not rising. This is a sign […]

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