In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


Trump Schedule || Saturday, May 6, 2017

4:00 pm Speaks with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru by telephone; Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster, New Jersey

All times Eastern

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    1. Oh Grace, I love Marine and I love her spunk and that “killshot” is very true. With Macron you get Frau Merkel, still the strongest leader in Europe. You also get all the power-hungry corrupts in the EU and on top of that, neocon foreign politics , dictated by war-hawks in Washington ( hopefully not Trump ).
      Still, even though my greatest concern is the alarming migrant-invasions from Africa and Asia, Islam and the un-democratic EU, I am not sure that I want Le Pen to win. It will be a big, big European turmoil. And she will inherit a rat-nest , extremely difficult to handle. She will topple the EU, the Euro, imagine that. Oh, I want this to happen but I think we must give it time ( well, I have a Swedish mindset, I like reforms with consensus …. ). However, I want Macron to win with the smallest of margins so that he will always feel the heat from Le Pen. And Le Pen will have great influence anyhow.
      However, if dear Marine wins, God bless her, I will certainly cheer her on. I read that there are interesting leaks about Macrons secret money-funds. Sounds very plausible since Macron, the robot, probably is bought and paid for by many big players.

      1. I would like for her to win. She’ll receive a similar reception in the media and from other parties ala Trump. But the leftist hold around the world is dangerous for us all. The break through has to start.

        A historian by training, similar to you I believed in consensus — “evolutionr ” or change, not revolution (having studied so many). But after living through the Clintons and most particularly the Obama Admin, I am not so much. The corruption, the big money, the media and the rot in our Congress has led me to think differently. Not pro revolution — but pro big change and no longer do I identify with a Party. Both parties have sold the country out and the people out.

        We were not in so deep as Europe, but deep enough. And look what a struggle Trump is having. Not for being Trump, but being an outsider, for the changes he is making, for how he believes government should operate.

        So, if I could I would vote for LePen.

          Shocking, isn´t it ? The French electoral commission makes it a crime to publish the leaks. Voters have no right to know. I hope some in the media adheres to the good old rule, publish and be damned. This election starts to look like the US election. Leaks, no discussion of the content, shoot the messenger. And endless talk of “Russian hackers”. And Obama intervening. Such extremely interesting and relevant information as Saudi financing Hillary, not to be discussed. I wonder, is Macron hiding Saudi money too ? Well, Grace, maybe a Consensus-girl like me is beginning to get a more revolutionary mindset soon.

  1. OT, and back to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) for a moment.

    This is what the corrupt corporate media and the Progressive Democrats are not telling us (and the Republicans are doing a lousy job of informing us): the AHCA reduces taxes on the American people by over $1 trillion.

    Here’s the list of tax reductions:

    -Abolishes the Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax which hits 8 million Americans each year.

    -Abolishes the Obamacare Employer Mandate Tax. Together with repeal of the Individual Mandate Tax repeal this is a $270 billion tax cut.

    -Abolishes Obamacare’s Medicine Cabinet Tax which hits 20 million Americans with Health Savings Accounts and 30 million Americans with Flexible Spending Accounts. This is a $6 billion tax cut.

    -Abolishes Obamacare’s Flexible Spending Account tax on 30 million Americans. This is a $20 billion tax cut.

    -Abolishes Obamacare’s Chronic Care Tax on 10 million Americans with high out of pocket medical expenses. This is a $126 billion tax cut.

    -Abolishes Obamacare’s HSA withdrawal tax. This is a $100 million tax cut.

    -Abolishes Obamacare’s 10% excise tax on small businesses with indoor tanning services. This is a $600 million tax cut.

    -Abolishes the Obamacare health insurance tax. This is a $145 billion tax cut.

    -Abolishes the Obamacare 3.8% surtax on investment income. This is a $172 billion tax cut.

    -Abolishes the Obamacare medical device tax. This is a $20 billion tax cut.

    -Abolishes the Obamacare tax on prescription medicine. This is a $28 billion tax cut.

    -Abolishes the Obamacare tax on retiree prescription drug coverage. This is a $2 billion tax cut.

    1. We have a very long way to go yet on this bill.
      The senate is going to tear it apart, and some are saying to trash the whole thing and start over.
      We’ll be lucky to see anything concrete by year’s end IMO.

      1. Yep. You’re probably right. Like the old saying goes: Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made. It’s really better to see them made, as stomach-turning as it is. We have to watch these Congress critters very closely.

        1. CBS reported about the AHCA. They reported that the Republicans passed it before the Congressional Budget Office made their report. CBO would estimate how much the bill would cost and how many would lose coverage. In other words Republicans acted irresponsible. CBS made no mention of the tax savings. The AHCA would cause thousands and thousands to die.

          1. Interesting to see the contrast in coverage versus Obamacare…the MSM didn’t give a hoot about the process or CBO back then.

          2. Mr. Pibb,

            The MSM didn’t give “a hoot” about the CBO score because the ACA had one – and predicted that the ACA would lower the nonelderly uninsured rate to 11% and drop the deficit by $125 billion over ten years.

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