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Friday, April 20, 2018

Fake Deficit Hawk Paul Ryan Will Leave US With $1 Trillion Deficit

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

Retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will leave two distinct legacies: a weak Trump enabler, and a policy fraud.

Ryan simply lacked the moral and political courage to stand up to Trump and his reckless, dangerous, hateful ways.

Scared of offending Trump supporters, Ryan submitted and let Trump run wild, completely unchecked by the Republican Party or by the Congress Ryan runs.

As for the stunning dishonesty over his supposed signature concern about debt spending and deficits, Ryan revealed himself to be a complete fake.

Often hailed by the D.C. press as some sort of star “policy wonk,” Ryan instead has been a congenital liar his entire career about the two hallmark issues:



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Behind The Wave Of Red-State Teacher Walkouts

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Arizona teachers are considering a strike, following the recent West Virginia and now Oklahoma and Kentucky examples, if they don’t receive their requested 20 percent pay raise.

An official strike date hasn’t been set, but the teachers, following the playbooks from West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky, have staged multiple protests in individual districts and at the state capitol in Phoenix for the last five weeks, using the #RedforEd hashtag on Twitter to announce and document their protests. At the capitol this Wednesday, one group of teachers gave the legislature a progress report, and there are more “walk-ins,” with teachers marching into their school buildings to demand better pay.…

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Is Trump Plotting Unconstitutional Line-Item Veto?

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

In mere days, Trump’s ridiculous and unconstitutional demand for a line-item veto has morphed into a secret project to subvert our founding documents.

On Friday, during a press event to sign an omnibus spending bill in order to avoid a government shutdown, Trump said, “To prevent the omnibus situation from ever happening again, I’m calling on Congress to give me a line-item veto for all government spending bills.”

Although the United States Supreme Court declared the line-item veto unconstitutional in 1998, Vice President Mike Pence repeated the demand later on Friday in a campaign speech.

Then on Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin humiliated himself by insisting that Congress could “pass a rule” giving Trump a line-item veto.…

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