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Message 3766 of 3768 (871621)
02-07-2020 12:22 AM
Reply to: Message 3764 by jar
02-06-2020 10:58 AM

Re: Time for a look back over the last few years.
Repeal the tax law that allows the wealthy to transform interest earnings into long term capital gains that are taxed at about half the rate. This is the law that allows Mitt Romney to pay only 20% in taxes every year when his actual tax bracket is 39.6%.

I can see Trump developing a renewed interest in this one. As long as somebody reminds him that

This is the law that allows Mitt Romney to pay only 20% in taxes every year when his actual tax bracket is 39.6%

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Message 3767 of 3768 (871732)
02-10-2020 5:29 PM

Today il Donaldo addressed the State Governors as reported in the NY Times.

“We’re doing a lot of things that are good including waste and fraud,” Mr. Trump said Monday. “Tremendous waste and tremendous fraud.”

The budget still makes major changes to health care programs, including several that would tend to lower federal spending in Medicaid, by reducing the share of medical bills the federal government will pay for the Obamacare expansion population and imposing new requirements on beneficiaries who wish to enroll. Altogether, it proposes combined cuts to spending in Medicaid and Affordable Care Act subsidies that come to a trillion dollars, cuts that would mean substantial program changes.

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Message 3768 of 3768 (871747)
02-11-2020 8:55 AM
Reply to: Message 3759 by Hyroglyphx
02-05-2020 7:46 PM

Re: Acquittal
I agree with everything you say but have a comment on this:

Hyroglyphx writes:

As I suspected would happen from the jump, Trump has been acquitted. I attribute this mostly to the lackluster allegations and sloppy job legitimizing a case against him. I thought the Articles of Impeachment were very shoddy and very weak.

I assume you mean that had Mulvaney, Pompeo, Giuliani and Perry testified that there would have been at least the possibility that twenty Republicans would vote for conviction. I'd like to think so, but congressional Republicans are solidly unswerving in their support for Trump. The justification most gave for their acquittal vote is transparently ludicrous, that any action the president believes is in the national interest is not impeachable. More thoughtful Republicans said they believed what Trump did wrong but not impeachable, perhaps deserving of censure, though no censure proposal has been put forward as yet.

Perhaps the testimony of those individuals would have pried away a few more Republicans than just Romney, but twenty? I don't know.

After more than a year McGahn's challenge to the subpoena to appear before the House is still wending its way through the courts. Subpoenas of Mulvaney, Pompeo, Giuliani and Perry would have suffered the same fate and continued the House impeachment hearings on into the summer and beyond the election.

But I wish the House had subpoenaed them and just let the process drag out through the election summer. It would have kept this important issue before the public's attention.


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