Trump and Republican leadership have long touted their tax cuts as a massive boon to America’s working class, if not through direct tax reductions or refunds, then through the trickle-down effect of bonuses and wage increases from their employers who receive massive corporate cuts.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg withstood his first of two days of testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday, responding to Senatorial questions for hours. Zuckerberg held his own at the joint hearing of the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees, responding to a series of privacy concerns stemming from a data breach by Cambridge Analytica.
Cruz’s campaign has not yet released its first quarter numbers, but according to FEC filings, O’Rourke had outraised him by $2.3 million to $800,000 during the first 45 days of 2018. Cruz still has more cash on hand, but O’Rourke is catching up, with $4.9 million to Cruz’s $6 million.
Last year, the White House did hold a last-minute event for Jewish staff but the president and his Jewish daughter and son-in-law did not attend. This year, it appears that the White House will forego the celebration of the Jewish escape from Egypt altogether. The White House did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
Jackson, a United States Navy admiral, was first hired as physician to the president by President Barack Obama in 2013 and was retained by Trump. The doctor is well-known for defending the 71-year old president’s health during an hour-long press conference in January.
But, as Democrats head to the polls in their party’s primary Tuesday, they are turning out in record numbers, in part, to help make O’Rourke their standardbearer–a surprising sign that Democratic enthusiasm in the Trump era is sweeping even the most conservative states ahead of the midterm elections.
The $7.1 trillion added to the deficit over the next decade by this budget proposal assumes an ambitious rate of growth of at least 3 percent each year. If the economy is less strong before 2029, that number could get a lot higher. One estimate shows that the national debt could grow to $30 trillion in a decade if the plan is enacted as is.
Sources told Politico that Trump will split the infrastructure bill into three sections: streamlining bureaucracy, increasing funding and ending the agency review process. He would like to allocate $200 billion for infrastructure projects over the next decade, Politico reported, and expects the rest of the money to come from private-public partnerships and state and local funding.
In May, President Trump released his transportation budget, which dramatically slashed federal aid to Amtrak by 13 percent. The budget, which reflects White House priorities and serves as a guide for Congress, proposed deep cuts in funding for long-distance service, expanding transit lines and construction grants.
After months of pressure from watchdog groups, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, led by Trump-appointee Steve Mnuchin, has released a one-page analysis of the Republican tax bill. The report shows that even when analyzed under Republican-favored methods, the tax cuts will enlarge…
On Thursday, House Republicans issued a fact sheet about their new tax cut plan that referred to Americans earning $450,000 a year as “low- and middle-income” — even though that income level would put those taxpayers in the top 0.05% of all individual Americans.
“Nigel Farage’s comments about the role of a powerful ‘Jewish lobby’ in America plays into deep-seated anti-Semitic tropes about supposed Jewish control of government,” Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt told Newsweek. “This is fuel for white supremacists who exploit and spread conspiracy theories about ‘evil, controlling Jews.’”