Bills-Soapbox

Trump’s Tax Plan

President Trump unveiled the details of his tax reform legislation and I liked almost everything that was said. Now as long as we don’t get a few brain dead legislators on our side of the isle we might actually see some real progress in getting our stagnate economy moving in the right direction again. The one thing that I heard said today which bugs the crap out of me is when they mention that back prior to the Regan tax cuts the top personal tax rate was 90% without following that up with some form of statement that the 90% was on a much lower taxable income figure due to the almost endless itemized deductions that were allowed at the…

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Nuclear Blast Simulation Over Manhatten

Several agencies from federal, state and city emergency services will come together this Monday April 24, 2017 to participate in a 3 day mock drill that will simulate a nuclear blast over the island of Manhattan. It’s being called Operation Gotham Shield. So just how do you simulate the devastation and loss of life that would result in a nuclear bomb being detonated over one of our nations most populated cities? Do you get everyone inside a two mile radius of ground zero to lie down and play dead because that is what would happen. There would be no emergency response anywhere near ground zero because the emergency responders would also be dead. The devastation would stretch out for up to a hundred…

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Free College

Starting this fall New York State is going to become the first state in the nation to make college tuition free at all state colleges to everyone of its high school graduates whose household income is below $100,000 a year, which over the next few years rises to $125,000. I’m going to be interested in seeing how the residents of New York are going to like the hike in taxes they are going to have to pay in order for the state to afford to run the state colleges at the same level of excellence they operate at now. Of course we all know that once the state is pulling all the purse strings that wages are going to become…

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CNN Fact Finding Efforts Pay Off

Yesterday White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a comment while sparing with the press over the Russian connection to Trump and the election results… something that has been over investigated for months now with no concrete evidence coming forth to prove anything the press is alleging. Spicer, out of frustration with the press jokingly said, “If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russia connection,” Today we find out the truth… the investigative arm of CNN worked overtime to fact check the statement and have found out that Russian Salad Dressing isn’t really a salad dressing and was created in New Hampshire and has no connection to Russia or Vladimir Putin. We should all feel very…

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Lindsey Graham, Republican or DNC Operative?

Yesterday Senator Lindsey Graham was being interviewed on the Today Show. Matt Lauer and Savanna Gunthrie started off grilling him about this Russian connection to the Trump campaign story that they refuse to let go of and the Obama wire tapping claim that Trump made in a tweet. They managed to move the interview onto the Republican HealthCare bill where Graham, a Republican, seemed all too willing to bash the crap out of. I’m not sure what side Lindsey Graham is working for… of course there are times when I think Trump is working for the DNC with this habit he has of feeding the liberal base stories that have no basis in fact and that keep us all distracted…

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Republican Healthcare Plan

I don’t know what is wrong with the Republican’s up on Capital Hill… They release information on the healthcare plan they plan to replace Obama Care with, which is only part of the changes that are planned to make the healthcare system more affordable and accessible for everyone and then act surprised when the CBO comes back with figures that the Liberals are beating them over the head with. The new healthcare law would, in the CBO’s estimation, have 24 million people loosing their health care plans. Who up in Washington is going to have balls enough to bring forth the fact that almost all of those who are going to loose their ObamaCare subsidized healthcare will most likely be…

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Bitch Bitch Bitch

President Trump is filling his cabinet with experienced business executives and the left complains that they don’t have any experience in government. President Trump puts someone with years and years of experience in government into a cabinet position and the left tries to run him out of office. Will the day ever arrive when the left will stop bitching for the sake of bitching and accept the fact that they put a lousy candidate on the ballot and Trump is going to be our president for a minimum of 4 years? Now we’re reading reports that former president Obama is using his Washington DC residents as a base of operations to lead the left in ongoing efforts to oust Trump…

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Symbols

I’m watching President Trump give his speech before the joint session of congress… He is speaking with conviction and sincerity about the problems facing this nation and the common sense solutions that are required to fix them. However as he’s making these statements and the camera pans back to show the body of elected legislators it’s so very obvious where this countries division come from. The Republican side of the isle stands clapping enthusiastically while the Democrat side of the isle sits with their hands planted in their laps… even when the President announced that he has asked the armed forces to devise a plan to eradicate ISIS from the face of the Earth. It’s no wonder the symbol for…

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Muslim Ban… What Ban?

I find it amazing how far the Trump objectors will go to find something to bitch about. Trump hasn’t issued a blanket ban on Muslims coming into this country… he’s issued an executive order that dictates that our customs agents use the existing laws to actually do the job they are supposed to do, which is scrutinize and question certain individuals attempting to enter this country from countries known to harbor and promote terrorist activities. Obama was satisfied to just let anyone enter this country. We now have a President with the balls to actually believe that we should question people trying to enter the country before we just let them loose on American soil. The first day of the…

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Mary Tyler Moore

The world said goodbye to Mary Tyler Moore yesterday. They did a touching tribute to her TV and Movie career on the Today Show this morning. One particular clip caught my attention… On the Mary Tyler Moore show she was arguing with fellow actor Ed Asner, who played her boss on the show, that a woman doing the same job as a man should be getting the same pay. That was in 1972, 45 years ago, and I thought to myself that the show I’m watching, NBC’s Today Show, is a great example of how little progress we’ve made after all those years. The co-hosts of the Today Show, Savanah Guthrie and Matt Lauer by all appearances do the same…

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