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Sorry, Republicans: If You’re Not Cutting Spending, You’re Not Cutting Taxes

Sorry, Republicans: If You’re Not Cutting Spending, You’re Not Cutting Taxes

. by Thomas L. Knapp President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders rolled out their new tax plan on November 2. Since all bills must have titles, they’re calling this one “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Republican “tax reform” theatrics have worn thin over  many months of waiting, but I still prefer a more […]

Feds to pay ‘generous’ settlement to tea party groups for targeting

Feds to pay ‘generous’ settlement to tea party groups for targeting

The government apologized Thursday for illegally targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny and agreed to settlements with hundreds of organizations snared in the targeting, bringing to a close one of the more embarrassing episodes of the Obama administration.

CA Controller Opposes Federal Tax Reform Proposal

CA Controller Opposes Federal Tax Reform Proposal

SACRAMENTO – State Controller Betty T. Yee, today released the following statement denouncing President Trump’s tax overhaul as deeply flawed and harmful to California’s economy. “I am disappointed that the Trump administration would use desperately needed tax reform as a tool to play partisan politics. His proposal will benefit billion-dollar corporations and the wealthy CEOs […]

Dream(er) State

Dream(er) State

by Phil Erwin For a moment, it seemed we might have crossed some metaphorical Rubicon, and were on the verge of getting an actual dinnertime “deal” on “DACA” (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) between President Trump and Democrat leaders Chuck Shumer and Nancy Pelosi (collectively dubbed “Chancy” by one clever pundit.) Post-dessert, “Chancy” rushed to […]

Jerry Brown STOLE $84 Million From Feds for Boondoggle Water Project

Jerry Brown STOLE $84 Million From Feds for Boondoggle Water Project

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Finally an audit proves how corrupt Jerry Brown is.  The people of Ohio, Vermont and Wyoming need to demand their money back.  His boondoggle of a twin tunnel plan—no new water, just a payoff to unions and crony capitalists is going to cost “$16 billion”—the real […]

16 New Judicial Nominations From President Trump

16 New Judicial Nominations From President Trump

Gregory G. Katsas (screenshot via YouTube) Earlier this week, I spoke to the Yale Federalist Society about judicial nominations under President Donald Trump (and I’ll be addressing the Penn Federalist Society on the same topic next week). My core thesis: regardless of his administration’s other troubles, President Trump is doing a great job on judicial […]

Amazon under federal investigation over Iran-linked sales

Amazon under federal investigation over Iran-linked sales

Under federal investigation for possibly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, Amazon.com has admitted to selling consumer goods to at least one person on the government’s list of people and entities associated with terrorism. In its quarterly financial report filed this past week, Amazon revealed that it sold about $300 worth of consumer goods to someone […]

CA Controller Calls on Congress to Save Federal Deduction for State and Local Taxes

CA Controller Calls on Congress to  Save Federal Deduction for State and Local Taxes

In letters to members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, State Controller Betty T. Yee today expressed her opposition to the president’s proposal to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes. “With the net effect of a tax increase, this change […]

Lawmakers Make Power Play Against Trump Admin On Omnibus

Lawmakers Make Power Play Against Trump Admin On Omnibus

By ROBERT DONACHIE Finance and Health Care Reporter  . Congress expanded funding given to federal agencies President Donald Trump promised to gut by billions of dollars in the newly drafted bi-partisan legislation intended to keep the government from shutting down. The House Appropriations Committee released the 2017 fiscal Omnibus Appropriations bill Monday, a piece of […]

Report: Taxpayers Subsidize Thousands Of Federal Workers Conducting Union Business

Report: Taxpayers Subsidize Thousands Of Federal Workers Conducting Union Business

Thousands of federal employees are likely spending 100 percent of their time performing union activities instead of the work they were hired to do, according to a report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). Federal employees are allowed to use work hours for collective bargaining, impasse proceedings and additional union-related activity under a practice known […]

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