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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

#Tillerson #Trump #NewsCycle Management #Pennsylvania Conor #Lamb

Pick a day, any day.  Trump and friends must be very uncomfortable about Conor Lamb winning in Pennsylvania.

Why else would you step all over a news event where a Republican wins the special election.

Firing Tillerson is a perfect news cycle distraction, perhaps inevitable but why today except to bury other bad news for the Trump Administration.

It also distracts Trumps backtracking on "guns" ... NRA wins again.

What do Trump and Tillerson have in common.  They won't talk!  One about Stormy Daniels and the other about whether he call Trump a Moron.

#Tillerson #Trump #NewsCycle Management #Pennsylvania Conor #Lamb ... does this suggest Lamb, even losing, is such bad news that Trump wants it buried in the coffin with Tillerson and talk of reasonable guncontrols ?

Thursday, March 1, 2018

GOP Tax Giveaway to High Income -- How much has your take home changed -- same, smaller, ?

How Tax Cuts Could Decide the Midterms ... The Atlantic
...Yet evidence is growing that companies are devoting far less money to workers than to stock buybacks that benefit their shareholders, at a time when the top 10 percent of families own more than four-fifths of all stocks. While media tallies show companies have issued about $6 billion in bonuses, they have already announced $171 billion in stock buybacks in 2018, a record high and over double the level at this point last year. Spending on buybacks almost certainly will remain elevated, because executives feel a kind of arms-race pressure to lift their own stock prices while other companies are doing the same. “Once some companies start doing it, people say, ‘We’ve got to keep up,’” said William Lazonick, an economist at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, who has studied buybacks.
PBS - The 1% are getting wealthier, and lobbying has a lot to do with it

#GOP #Tax Giveaway to High Income, #Wealthy -- How much has your take home changed -- same, smaller, ?

$$$ WI 1848 Forward: #OXFAM #PBS - The #1% getting wealthier & #lobbying has a lot to do with it !  #Trump #Tax Giveaway to friends in the SWAMP

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Michael Screnock ... Walker Crony appointee, WMC secret favorite ... WI Supreme Court bias

Right Wing Hits Panic Button as Their Spending on Michael Screnock Skyrockets: Republican Party of Wisconsin and Right-Wing Cabal at Nearly $670,000 in Spending With a Week to Go Before Primary Election 20180213

MADISON, Wis. — State Republicans and their allies have pushed the panic button on the race for the state Supreme Court, already forking out nearly $670,000 for the benefit of the campaign of Michael Screnock before the February 20 primary election. Spending by right-wing special interests like the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and the Republican Party of Wisconsin to elect high court judges is not new. But, One Wisconsin Now Research Director Joanna Beilman-Dulin noted, with such massive outlays already occurring, Screnock could be on the receiving end of record amounts of spending to try to boost his electoral prospects if he advances to the general election.
“The right-wing cabal in Wisconsin has always opened their checkbooks to pack the state high court with their favored judges,” commented Beilman-Dulin. “But with a nearly $670,000 down payment on Michael Screnock with a week still to go before the primary election, they seem poised to set records on this race.” ...
Michael #Screnock ... #Walker Crony appointee, #WMC secret favorite ... WI Supreme Court bias -
 WI #SCOWI - #GOP #GriftersOnParade

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Don't Go Down This Road: #Tolls ... #Vos and #Fitzgerald - Discriminates - More Bureaucracy - Poor Planning

Moving people from point A to point B can be done in so many ways - bike, walking, train, bus, or other mass transit, even closein neighborhood (re)development.  WI GOP seems to favor policy that covers up "public costs" and obscures benefits and allows them to hide implied "taxation".

If you can afford it you can drive on it; if you can afford a car.  This reinforces inequality.  It most likely harms the environment further; in short and long term ways.

Which private interests benefit (the developers, the landowners, the operating authority) and when - what is the timeframe.

Basically the GOP wants to create and lock in yet another bureaucracy far removed from public scrutiny.

Fitzgerald Pushes For Toll Roads In Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader: Open Road Tolling Is Only Way State Will Qualify For Influx Of Federal Funds Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 10:50am By Shawn Johnson

... While the next state budget debate is still more than a year off, the issue of transportation funding received renewed focus after President Donald Trump called for a new federal infrastructure plan.
Trump's plan would offer states a chance at increased federal funding for infrastructure projects as long as states put up most of the funding themselves. 
That could be difficult in Wisconsin, where the state has delayed major road projects because of a lack of revenue and Republicans who run state government have been unable to reach an agreement to raise the gas tax or vehicle registration fees. 
When Gov. Scott Walker was asked about Trump's plan last week, he said he'd be open to raising the gas tax as long as the state cut taxes by the same amount somewhere else. 
Fitzgerald said he wasn't sure that could ever pass the Senate, and even if it did, he said it wouldn't be enough to tap into federal funds to pay for a backlog of road projects that he estimated at $6 billion. ...

Market Economy versus Market Society: Inequality and Civic Decisions - TED - Michael Sandel

Here's a question we need to rethink together: What should be the role of money and markets in our societies?

Michael Sandel: Why we shouldn't trust markets with our civic life

Don't Go Down This Road: #Tolls ... #Vos and #Fitzgerald - Discriminates - More Bureaucracy - Poor Planning - Market Society vs Market Economy - #Sandel

Monday, February 5, 2018

Trump wants a crisis.

The question is how will Trump use it ... or rather abuse it.

For example, DACA was humane, so like the sleeping dog, he kicked it to create a crisis and he thinks to create a hollow political advantage.

Will this, lately, "Wall Street" 1175 decline be an excuse.  I read that the TREASURY borrowed $500 Million last year.  Their new projection is the "Trump tax cuts" are going to cause Treasury to borrow $1 Trillion this year -- reduced tax receipts.  This may be the real crisis ... how will Trump abuse it?

GOP Tax Bill: 2017 - Recession even Depression More Likely not Expansion - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  12/04/2017
Somethings are reasonably understood.  Shock systems and they behave in unpredictable ways.  Politicians,  democratic political leaders and not so democratic leaders use the chaos they create to take even more unreasonable steps.

#Trump wants a #crisis ... The question is how will Trump use it ... or rather abuse it.  #DACA was humane so Trump canceled it to create an #immoral "local" humane crisis at home.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Open Secrets ... who is "American Action Network"

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has the data ...

Top Donors, 2018 Cycle

Targeted Candidates, 2016 Cycle

American Action Network ... who are they ... supposedly "center right"! 

January-February 2018

They are running heavy, on MSNB, attack adds in the am against Nancy Pelosi.  The style makes her look like some CEO megalomaniac with her "visage" being broadcast on skyscraper building facades.

Like you would expect President Donald J Trump to be envious  :)

Top Donors, 2018 Cycle

Targeted Candidates, 2016 Cycle

#OpenSecrets ... who is " #AmericanActionNetwork " #RightWing - Targeting #Pelosi as evil on #MSNBC ads

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Death of a Young Lady ... By Sarah Blaskey and Jeff Abbott Miami Herald January 05, 2018

How do you react or feel as you see the headline change.

Our brain universally does not detect emotion rather it makes a prediction.

Ask yourself how you are changed as you see different words float by.

Follow the link and read the story.

A 19-year-old searched for her brother at a protest. Then a bullet struck her forehead. BY SARAH BLASKEY AND JEFF ABBOTT Special to the Miami Herald 01/05/2017

The TED clip is 20 minutes and worth watching as convincing evidence of "prediction".

#Death of a Young #Lady ... By Sarah #Blaskey and Jeff #Abbott #MiamiHerald January 05, 2018 #Honduras Presidential Election #Protest #HumanRights Violations - Questionable #Elections - #Latina