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« Reply #250 on: April 13, 2017, 07:26:28 AM »

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/328588-trumps-army-pick-faces-tough-confirmation-fight
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« Reply #251 on: April 17, 2017, 04:35:23 AM »

http://themillenniumreport.com/2017/04/george-soros-backed-jared-kushner-venture-cadre-with-250-million/

Bannon vs. Kushner:  http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=71047
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« Reply #252 on: April 17, 2017, 06:05:41 AM »


   
"Soros invested $250 million in Jared Kushner?!?"

Seems like all the NY liberals gaining a foothold in the WH vis v vis this Jared liberal.

His old man is a the stereotype big time donating  liberal.

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« Reply #253 on: April 17, 2017, 06:11:05 AM »

Isn't that the one Christie put in jail?
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« Reply #254 on: April 17, 2017, 08:29:16 AM »

It would seem they are not getting a good return on their investment, with a conservative picked for VP, an originalist picked for the court, the dismantling of the federal CO2 police, the return of a backbone to foreign policy using military strength to empower diplomacy, and tax rate cuts coming.

Trump could just as easily have turned this far to the left, and he hasn't.  MHO.
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« Reply #255 on: April 19, 2017, 06:22:23 AM »

"getting a little nervous":

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/18/delingpole-donald-trump-is-turning-into-david-cameron-this-is-bad/
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« Reply #256 on: April 20, 2017, 03:56:32 PM »

Giving credit for where due, President Trump made some great appointments including Justice Gorsuch, has shown strength in foreign policy, and made regulatory moves like approving the pipeline, but the largerl economic policy begs the question Walter Mondale asked of Gary Hartpence, where's the beef?

Scott Grannis:  "If we don't get substantial progress on healthcare and taxes before year end, the economy could weaken as uncertainty mounts and people delay income and investment decisions."

"No sign here of a Trump bump [on private sector job growth], and it's premature to expect one: we need to see meaningful tax and regulatory reform [first]."

http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/2017/04/market-based-chart-updates.html?m=1

Insanity is to expect better results without enacting better policies.

Economically, it is Year 9 of the Obama administration.  There isn't a tax increase that Obama and the Democrats added that has been repealed.  We have the highest corporate tax rates in the world, a medical device tax, Obamacare surcharge, and higher capital gains rates - all still in place.  America has the worst estate tax rate in a dozen years, confiscatory 48% (plus up to 10% in state rate).  Last time estate taxes were jacked up that dramatically we had a Great Depression going on.  We have the highest social welfare benefit participation in our history.  Why would anyone want to earn or build wealth?  We have the lowest worker participation rate for males and the worst hiring rules in our history and lowest entrepreneurial startup rate. Who would want to risk capital or hire someone today?  Who even knows how to do that legally anymore?

Trump took a weak first swing at healthcare reform by letting the House who couldn't get a majority to back it write it.  They have taken no visible shot at tax reform at this time. It's hard to get something, anything through congress, but with both chambers in his party, but it's not harder than what most other recent President faced.  

Treasury's Mnuchin said today: "We're 'pretty close' to bringing forward 'major tax reform' ".

Now would be a good time to get major tax reform done and done right - unless you want another year of the economic results of the Obama administration.

Mnuchin said he hoped passing a tax overhaul will not "take till the end of the year."

How could it get done any sooner?  They haven't proposed anything yet.
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« Reply #257 on: April 21, 2017, 08:28:04 PM »

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/329817-pentagon-experiences-communications-breakdown
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« Reply #258 on: April 22, 2017, 08:51:16 PM »

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/us/politics/donald-trump-white-house.html?emc=edit_ta_20170422&nl=top-stories&nlid=49641193&ref=cta&_r=0
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« Reply #259 on: Today at 09:52:46 AM »

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/330341-infighting-cools-down-in-trumpland
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« Reply #260 on: Today at 10:35:43 AM »


Feeling a little snarky, I was wondering who were the greatest staffers of all time were, maybe Erskine Bowles or Rahm Emmanuel wink, and which transformational President didn't have staff infighting...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_White_House_Chiefs_of_Staff

If the Kushner-Bannon feud overshadowed coverage of the Gorsuch confirmation, that is a sign of a failed media more than a failing Presidency IMHO.  
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