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3/20/2017  6:26 PM
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holfresh wrote:Only good to come of today, is that Trump and his campaign is being investigated by the FBI...

nothing will happen - he will not be impeached and there won't be any further investigation. trump and the republican party are one and the same - joined at the hip. they control the majority therefore nothing will come of it and the dems don't have it in them to fight dirty.

ultimately, it will be his policies that will determine his future.


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3/20/2017  6:27 PM
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holfresh wrote:Only good to come of today, is that Trump and his campaign is being investigated by the FBI...

That was huge!!! There will be more bombshells to come from all of this. Just to get the go ahead for disclosing the investigation means there's meat on the bones.

DJ is right, it a moral victory, nothing will happen..

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3/20/2017  7:21 PM    LAST EDITED: 3/20/2017  7:22 PM
Judge Neil Gorsuch the Supreme Court nominee is known as the Corporate Judge..Rules in favor of the big guys..22-2?..Didn't expect anything different from the Corporate White House..
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3/20/2017  7:25 PM    LAST EDITED: 3/20/2017  7:27 PM
The electoral system is rigged...Washington representation is rigged in the Senate and House..

Wyoming have two Senators and so does California..Population difference, only about 39 million people..
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3/20/2017  8:13 PM
holfresh wrote:
nixluva wrote:
holfresh wrote:Only good to come of today, is that Trump and his campaign is being investigated by the FBI...

That was huge!!! There will be more bombshells to come from all of this. Just to get the go ahead for disclosing the investigation means there's meat on the bones.

DJ is right, it a moral victory, nothing will happen..

Just think about what Comey admitted here, they've had an active investigation on Trump and his campaign since JULY!!! They knew something was wrong back when he came out talking about Hillary!
This is ongoing and will take time to dig and get to the truth but I think this is a huge problem for Trump.

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3/20/2017  9:24 PM    LAST EDITED: 3/20/2017  9:26 PM
nixluva wrote:
holfresh wrote:
nixluva wrote:
holfresh wrote:Only good to come of today, is that Trump and his campaign is being investigated by the FBI...

That was huge!!! There will be more bombshells to come from all of this. Just to get the go ahead for disclosing the investigation means there's meat on the bones.

DJ is right, it a moral victory, nothing will happen..

Just think about what Comey admitted here, they've had an active investigation on Trump and his campaign since JULY!!! They knew something was wrong back when he came out talking about Hillary!
This is ongoing and will take time to dig and get to the truth but I think this is a huge problem for Trump.

Comey took the unprecedented steps of announcing an investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, not once, but twice before the election, after the Justice Department and the President told him not to do it...He also refused to announce the Trump/Russia investigation prior to the election as he says for fear that it might influence the election...Republicans stick together no matter what...Party first, Money second...Russia somewhere..Country matters only when a Democrat is in the White House...

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3/20/2017  10:18 PM    LAST EDITED: 3/20/2017  10:20 PM
So now the US no longer have any credibility in the World, who benefits?..Can China step into the void? I think no, not as a communist state at least..They may now try to dominate Asia with trade..4 of the 5 most important economies in the next decade will be in Asia..North Korea could change that trajectory for Asia..
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3/21/2017  8:24 AM
While our current administration works diligently to exacerbate the growing income gap. Some rich New Yorkers are asking the Governor of NY to raise their taxes.

http://fortune.com/2016/03/22/millionaires-raise-taxes/

These Millionaires Are Begging New York State to Raise Their Taxes..

A group of about 50 New York State millionaires, according to the Associated Press, have sent an open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and "legislative leaders" supporting higher taxes for the wealthy to fund programs to address income inequality and infrastructure investment. The group is backing a tax policy proposal from the Fiscal Policy Institute, a New York-based liberal think tank.
Recently, a small, but vocal number of wealthy people — including such notable billionaires as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, and Charles Koch —have publicly raised concern about growing income inequality. Some have warned against creating a permanent underclass and indulging in welfare for the rich.
The signers of the letter for New York legislators include Abigail Disney, filmmaker and granddaughter of Walt Disney Company co-founder Roy Disney, fourth-generation Rockefeller family member Steven Rockefeller, At-a-Glance calendar developer and leveraged buyout pioneer Lewis Cullman, media private equality fund managing partner Leo Hindery, Jr., and Peter Strugatz, an early investor in Stonyfield Farm Yogurt and Zipcar.
The letter said they and the other millionaires were "deeply concerned that too many New Yorkers are struggling economically" and that "the state’s ailing infrastructure is in desperate need" of attention. They also wrote:
"As New Yorkers who have contributed to and benefited from the economic vibrancy of our state, we have both the ability and the responsibility to pay our fair share. We can well afford to pay our current taxes, and we can afford to pay even more."
Governor Cuomo's office did not respond to a Fortune query.
As the disparities in wealth and income have become more marked in the U.S., a small, but growing number of wealthy individuals have begun raising the alarm about income inequality.
According to the millionaires' proposal, permanent tax law sets a gradually increasing state income tax rate through $40,000 and then a single rate of 6.85% on any amount above that. A temporary tax structure, set through 2017, decreases the rates for the $40,000 to $150,000 and $150,000 to $300,000 brackets to 6.45% and 6.65%. the 6.85% rate holds from $300,000 to $2 million a year. Anything over $2 million is now taxed at 8.82%.
The proposal would make the temporary rates for all brackets through $300,000 to $665,000 permanent. It would increase taxes on people making more: 7.65% on $665,000 to $1 million in income, 8.82% from $1 million to $2 million, 9.35% from $2 million to $10 million, 9.85% from $10 million to $100 million, and 9.99% over $100 million.
According to FPI's estimates, the result would be an extra $2.2 billion a year, with 17% borne by out-of-state residents. If the tax rate is allowed to revert, the group claims the state would see a $2.7 billion revenue drop, even as taxes for moderate- and middle-income families, from $40,000 to $300,000, would increase a total of $1 billion. The richest 1% would pay a total of $3.7 billion less in taxes.
The chances of this proposal being enacted into legislation are low, notes the Associated Press. Democrats control the half of the legislature called the Assembly while Republicans have a majority in the state Senate. The Senate majority currently opposes increased taxes on millionaires, including a separate plan from the Assembly.
That plan would apply the 8.82% rate to incomes between $1 million and $5 million, according to WGRZ-TV. Those making between $5 million and $10 million would pay 9.32% and anyone making more than $10 million would pay 9.82%.
When Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie introduced the measure, Senate Leader John Flanagan said that he would oppose it. "Whether it's income taxes, property taxes, business taxes, user fees, or tolls, we don't support raising taxes or asking hardworking New Yorkers to dig deeper into their pockets to pay more," Flanagan said at the time.Legislators are currently negotiating details of a budget deal with the hope of reaching agreement by April 1, according to AP.
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3/21/2017  10:28 AM    LAST EDITED: 3/21/2017  10:32 AM
holfresh wrote:While our current administration works diligently to exacerbate the growing income gap. Some rich New Yorkers are asking the Governor of NY to raise their taxes.

http://fortune.com/2016/03/22/millionaires-raise-taxes/

These Millionaires Are Begging New York State to Raise Their Taxes..

A group of about 50 New York State millionaires, according to the Associated Press, have sent an open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and "legislative leaders" supporting higher taxes for the wealthy to fund programs to address income inequality and infrastructure investment. The group is backing a tax policy proposal from the Fiscal Policy Institute, a New York-based liberal think tank.
Recently, a small, but vocal number of wealthy people — including such notable billionaires as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, and Charles Koch —have publicly raised concern about growing income inequality. Some have warned against creating a permanent underclass and indulging in welfare for the rich.
The signers of the letter for New York legislators include Abigail Disney, filmmaker and granddaughter of Walt Disney Company co-founder Roy Disney, fourth-generation Rockefeller family member Steven Rockefeller, At-a-Glance calendar developer and leveraged buyout pioneer Lewis Cullman, media private equality fund managing partner Leo Hindery, Jr., and Peter Strugatz, an early investor in Stonyfield Farm Yogurt and Zipcar.
The letter said they and the other millionaires were "deeply concerned that too many New Yorkers are struggling economically" and that "the state’s ailing infrastructure is in desperate need" of attention. They also wrote:
"As New Yorkers who have contributed to and benefited from the economic vibrancy of our state, we have both the ability and the responsibility to pay our fair share. We can well afford to pay our current taxes, and we can afford to pay even more."
Governor Cuomo's office did not respond to a Fortune query.
As the disparities in wealth and income have become more marked in the U.S., a small, but growing number of wealthy individuals have begun raising the alarm about income inequality.
According to the millionaires' proposal, permanent tax law sets a gradually increasing state income tax rate through $40,000 and then a single rate of 6.85% on any amount above that. A temporary tax structure, set through 2017, decreases the rates for the $40,000 to $150,000 and $150,000 to $300,000 brackets to 6.45% and 6.65%. the 6.85% rate holds from $300,000 to $2 million a year. Anything over $2 million is now taxed at 8.82%.
The proposal would make the temporary rates for all brackets through $300,000 to $665,000 permanent. It would increase taxes on people making more: 7.65% on $665,000 to $1 million in income, 8.82% from $1 million to $2 million, 9.35% from $2 million to $10 million, 9.85% from $10 million to $100 million, and 9.99% over $100 million.
According to FPI's estimates, the result would be an extra $2.2 billion a year, with 17% borne by out-of-state residents. If the tax rate is allowed to revert, the group claims the state would see a $2.7 billion revenue drop, even as taxes for moderate- and middle-income families, from $40,000 to $300,000, would increase a total of $1 billion. The richest 1% would pay a total of $3.7 billion less in taxes.
The chances of this proposal being enacted into legislation are low, notes the Associated Press. Democrats control the half of the legislature called the Assembly while Republicans have a majority in the state Senate. The Senate majority currently opposes increased taxes on millionaires, including a separate plan from the Assembly.
That plan would apply the 8.82% rate to incomes between $1 million and $5 million, according to WGRZ-TV. Those making between $5 million and $10 million would pay 9.32% and anyone making more than $10 million would pay 9.82%.
When Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie introduced the measure, Senate Leader John Flanagan said that he would oppose it. "Whether it's income taxes, property taxes, business taxes, user fees, or tolls, we don't support raising taxes or asking hardworking New Yorkers to dig deeper into their pockets to pay more," Flanagan said at the time.Legislators are currently negotiating details of a budget deal with the hope of reaching agreement by April 1, according to AP.

That's called leadership

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-gibson/mark-dayton-minnesota-economy_b_6737786.html

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3/21/2017  7:51 PM
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Trey Gowdy whose questioning of Comey seemingly implicated members of the Obama Administration as the leakers of intelligence that tied Mike Flynn to Russia..He was more concerned about the leaks than the Trump Administration to Russia..

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3/21/2017  7:56 PM
That prick Grosuch refuses to answer any questions directly..He knows he is in if he says nothing..He has been assured..Spineless Dems...
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3/21/2017  8:15 PM
Ivanka Trump getting top secret clearance..Trump said it wouldn't happen but now it's happening..
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3/21/2017  8:34 PM
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3/21/2017  8:40 PM
Ivanka will be in meetings with Joints Chiefs of Staff Chairman..What a fkin joke and a mokcering of our government...
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3/21/2017  8:41 PM
Fking Joke!!!
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3/21/2017  8:47 PM
I can't even imagine how these proud career intelligence and military officials feel who lay their lives on the line for this Country...
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3/21/2017  10:09 PM
holfresh wrote:I can't even imagine how these proud career intelligence and military officials feel who lay their lives on the line for this Country...

It's a slap in the face for sure.

One thing that I still can't get over: Mike Flynn is a retired lieutenant general for the United States Army and before he was put on the post for National Security Advisor by Trump and also Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency by Obama.... Why is this guy taking money from the Turkish Gov't and possibly Russian sources as well?

Why is this guy not under incredibly heavy pressure and scrutiny to answer questions about this?

This guy is a lifer in our military to the highest levels and he is easily persuaded to accept money from foreign governments? WTF is this country turning into

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3/21/2017  10:49 PM    LAST EDITED: 3/21/2017  10:50 PM
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holfresh wrote:I can't even imagine how these proud career intelligence and military officials feel who lay their lives on the line for this Country...

It's a slap in the face for sure.

One thing that I still can't get over: Mike Flynn is a retired lieutenant general for the United States Army and before he was put on the post for National Security Advisor by Trump and also Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency by Obama.... Why is this guy taking money from the Turkish Gov't and possibly Russian sources as well?

Why is this guy not under incredibly heavy pressure and scrutiny to answer questions about this?

This guy is a lifer in our military to the highest levels and he is easily persuaded to accept money from foreign governments? WTF is this country turning into

Well as more information come out, people with knowledge are now saying Flynn was a bit off the reservation..Just highlights Trump's judgement which is scary in itself..

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3/21/2017  10:51 PM
CBO says if Obamacare collapses onto itself it would still cover more people than Trumpcare/Ryancare..
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