Author: James Piscipo

Tax Reform to Republicans Means Making the Rich Much Richer and The Rest of Us Broke

President Trump on Wednesday offered a glimpse into his approach to tax reform, with the White House announcing that he wants to reduce rates — especially on corporations and businesses — as well as provide new breaks for working-class households and middle-class parents. But Wednesday’s release contained no legislative text, or even the kind of detailed outline that policymakers often use to guide discussions of major reforms. Instead, it was a brief statement on how Trump plans to approach a revamp of the tax code, one of the new president’s major domestic objectives. And while it offered a few...

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Paul Ryan Just Can’t Wait to Take Health Insurance Away from 23 Million Americans

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released the numbers on Trumpcare, which was passed by the House before the House even knew what Trumpcare would do to America. Well shame on the members of the House who voted for Trumpcare, because it turns out that Trumpcare will put 23 million Americans on the street with no health insurance. Hey Congress, who do you work for again? In case you have forgotten, it is the people of America, not Donald Trump. But don’t worry, we have elections coming up and we will make sure your...

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Too Bad the Bush Family Didn’t Invest Their Money with Bernie Madoff

Clearly, America does forget, as we now have a president–another one–who wants to allow Wall Street to screw over the average American. The eventual efforts at the Securities and Exchange Commission were intended to signify the seriousness of the federal investigation ordered by SEC chairman Christopher Cox into the $50 billion fraud allegedly perpetrated by investment guru Bernard L. Madoff. Mr. Cox’s furious finger-pointing at lower-level SEC employees he claims failed to detect Mr. Madoff’s humongous Ponzi scheme is validation of what was feared in June 2005, when Mr. Cox, a former Republican congressman from California, was appointed to...

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Trump Promised to Get Rid of ISIS in 30 Days, yet They Just Killed 22 Kids in Manchester

In his successful run for the presidency, Donald Trump often focused on ISIS, an acronym for the brutal Islamic fundamentalist group that seized control of territory in Syria and Iraq. One time, Trump said he would “bomb the hell” out of them. He claimed to have a plan to defeat them, but he refused to describe it, saying he didn’t want to tip off extremists. In a major foreign policy speech Aug. 15, then-candidate Trump said his administration would “aggressively pursue joint and coalition military operations to crush and destroy ISIS.” A few weeks later at a campaign rally,...

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Whose President is Trump Now?

I will be honest, I have such disdain for a person like Donald Trump, a man who thinks he can grab a woman by her private parts because he is horny and famous, that I am probably not a good judge of how he has performed as president. But I must ask, do the people who voted for Trump, who earlier gave him a pass for being one of the worst people on the planet, still think he is going to make America great again. Trump has not been able to pass one piece of legislation in a third...

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Trump’s Son-In-Law and Trusted Advisor Jared Kushner Could Go to Jail, Just like His Dad Did

JARED KUSHNER AND HIS DAD AND FELON CHARLES Maybe the saying ‘the apple never falls too far from the tree’ is a bad sign for Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Jared’s father Charles completed his two-year prison sentence in 2006 for making illegal campaign contributions and hiring a prostitute to entrap his brother-in-law. Company officials say that while it has a president, Laurent Morali, Charles has been helping shape the company’s redevelopment plans, arranging deals and negotiating with officials. Today we learned that a person very close to the president and a part of Trump’s closest team is a...

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Donald Trump Is Emerging as U.S. ‘Public Enemy Number One’

Today, we are facing the very real possibility that the president of the United States poses a clear and present danger to American national security. That’s the inescapable conclusion from the damning article published by The Washington Post that Trump shared highly-sensitive, highly-classified information about the ISIS fight with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak when the men met with Trump in the Oval Office last week. It is striking that even after this revelation, most Congressional Republicans still defend the...

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Has Trump Been Recording White House Conversations Illegally like Nixon?

The White House is officially either unable, or unwilling, to deny that the President of the United States recorded conversations with ousted FBI director James Comey or is secretly recording people in the Oval Office. White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to answer direct, yes-or-no questions on the matter during the briefing on Friday—a remarkable deflection that means Americans do not know whether there are listening devices in the taxpayer-funded White House, whether they are being used, and who they might be recording. Spicer’s inability to say whether or not the president is recording people, despite having apparently...

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