While everyone gushes over “the most diverse Congress in our history”
– 78 year old Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House…again
– She has written a rules package that includes the “Pay Go” rule – meaning that all proposed spending needs to be accompanied by tax increases or spending cuts – assuring no big programs are enacted over the next two years since the Senate will never approve tax increases
– She killed the Green New Deal committee and resurrected the Committee on Climate Crisis – a toothless committee that doesn’t have the power to subpoena or write legislation – assuring there is no major action on climate destruction happens
– She has repeatedly stated that she will not move to impeach Trump until the Mueller investigation is over, despite the fact that the Mueller investigation is a criminal matter and impeachment is a political one. Running a business from the Oval Office, as Trump is, is not illegal but it is unconstitutional and it is impeachable.
Diversity is a good thing. People of different backgrounds bring different perspective and life experience. This should be celebrated.
Having different gendered, ethnic, or religious people who perpetuate the same failed policy and leadership is not a good thing. This is the same old failed neoliberal identity politics that will doom us to another term of trump.
#TaxScam #DonTheCon #EndCorporateWelfare “Massive corporations are “flush with leftover cash” and Wall Street banks are raking in enormous profits. CEOs and the wealthiest Americans are getting even richer. Average workers are seeing crumbs.
That is the state of the American economy on the one-year anniversary of the passage of the GOP’s $1.5 trillion dollar tax scam, which Americans for Tax Fairness said on Tuesday will go down as “one of the biggest transfers of wealth to the richest one percent in U.S. history.”
Contrary to President Donald Trump’s soaring promises and outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) characterization of the tax law as a tremendous victory for ordinary Americans in his newly released “docu-series,” tax policy experts and progressives argued on the tax law’s first birthday that the plan has done virtually nothing for the working class, while making the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations tremendously richer.” (jn)
“A year later, we can safely say that Republicans’ tax overhaul was a huge payoff to donors, and a scam for average Americans.”
Take note. For those who didn’t study history, this is where we’re headed next unless we make some serious changes
Nothing to see here. Just a continuous oil spill since George W Bush was in office
In environmental news, The Washington Post reports that a 14-year-long oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico is set to become one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history. The leak is releasing between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day off the coast of Louisiana with no end in sight. The spill st…
Some good news out of Florida for once!
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic nomination to run for Florida governor.
“Trump is a Trojan horse for a cabal of vicious zealots who have long craved an extremist Christian theocracy, and Pence is one of its most prized warriors. With Republican control of the House and Senate and the prospect of dramatically and decisively tilting the balance of the Supreme Court to the far right, the incoming administration will have a real shot at bringing the fire and brimstone of the second coming to Washington.”
Mike Pence’s ascent to the second most powerful position in the U.S. government is a tremendous coup for the radical religious right.