Conflict of interest and political corruption are not protected by the first amendment
“Trump also reportedly asked his aides aloud, “Why can’t Medicare simply cover everybody?””
The book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House claims Trump didn’t especially care about repeal.
The Russia story shifts activist energy and attention away from the issues that could challenge the interests of the elites who run the networks. Healthcare, tax cuts and net neutrality, for example, are bread-and-butter subjects for the corporate interests that run cable news. It’s easier for journalists to point to a traditional adversary of the United States and decry interference in the democratic process than it is to examine issues where the president and their bosses may be on the same side.
By placing Russia at the head of Trump reporting, news outlets have fostered the impression that other stories are less important.
My state, CT, may close the carried interest loophole. It would equal $520 million a year, just in my small state.
The carried interest loophole allows hedge fund managers to shelter their income and pay a lower capital gains rate of 20% on it. It’s time to close the loop hole nationally!