First president in history to fail to defend the nation from an attack on our democracy by a hostile foreign power

“Mr. Trump’s first year has been an unremitting parade of disgraces that have demeaned him as well as the dignity of his office, and he has shown that this is exactly how he believes he should govern.

Most important, he is the first president to fail to defend the nation from an attack on our democracy by a hostile foreign power — and to resist the investigation of that attack. He is the first to enrich his private interests, and those of his family, directly and openly.

He is the first president to denounce the press not simply as unfair but as “the enemy of the American people.” He is the first to threaten his defeated political opponent with imprisonment. He is the first to have denigrated friendly countries and allies as well as a whole continent with racist vulgarities.

George Washington warned that the actions of a president “may have great and durable consequences from their having been established at the commencement of a new general government.” If history is any guide — especially in light of the examples closest to his, of Buchanan and Andrew Johnson — Mr. Trump’s first year portends a very unhappy ending.”

Source: NYTimes.com 01/20/18

Puerto Rico Governor Fights Back

Puerto Rico governor declares war on the GOP-Will campaign against Republican supporters of tax bill

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? @ricardorossello @CarmenYulinCruz @ltgrusselhonore @AntonioParis #PuertoRico #PuertoRicoRelief #PuertoRicoSeLevanta #HurricaneMaria FAILURE of #fema @fema #HUD @HUDgov #hud #bencarson #potus #housegop #senategop #LeaveHerAlone #DemForce #FlipItBLUE #FBResist

Congress Refuses to Do Right by Children’s Health Care. Rush to give Billionaires Big Beautiful Christmas Present/Tax Giveaways leaves 9 MILLION American children WITHOUT BASIC HEALTHCARE . Proud ?

https://twitter.com/KeepLadyWarm/status/943939660677496832

#ThursdayThoughts #ThursdayThrowback #ThursdayMotivation #ThursdayThought #CHIPFunding #CHIP #TaxCutAndJobsAct #TaxBillScam #TennesseeTitans #tennesseefootball #tennesseestate #Titans #Memphis #TaxScamBill2017 #TaxScamBill #TaxScam #TaxBillScam #RESIST #FBResist #DemForce #FBR

Neither snow nor rain, crippling deficits or a monumental upset in Alabama stops the #GOP from swiftly passing tax bill that few understand & even fewer seem to want. https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2017/12/16/the-tax-bill-is-finalized-whos-happy-and-whos-not/#6407d24d2288 #TakeBackCongress2018 #Election2018 #GOPGoingHome #FBResist #FBR #DemForce #RESISTANCE

Kansas’ tax cuts spectacular failure. http://beta.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-steyer-kansas-tax-cuts-brownback-california-20170622-story.html #Kansas is cautionary tale exposing faulty #GOP economic ideas. Zeal to duplicate economic disaster for our nation proves they’ll stop at nothing to stack wealth & power in the hands of the few. #DemForce #FBResist

Yes, never forget this truth: WE ARE AMERICANS. GOD DAMNED if we let our govt loot our National Treasure & sell our nation off to dictators, tyrants & despots. #CultLeader #potus will not steal America. We. Are. #TheRESISTANCE. #NeverForget #NeverAgain #DemForce #FBResist #FBR

 

 

NYC Terrorist Attack

October 31, 2017 took its place in history next to

September 11, 2001
April 19, 1995

Our nation experienced the 3rd most horrific terrorist attack in our 241 year history but less than 48 hours later the news cycle is focused on President Trump & the GOP’s Big Beautiful Tax Cuts.

Except for calling the New York Times professing his innocence in the Manafort / Gates / Papadopoulos indictments. “It wasn’t me!”

**For the families, friends, communities of the victims please know we are still mourning with you. New York City is the home of my birth & it hurts that you all have had an extraordinary burden to bear these last decades.


Must not forget the celebration underway in Texas as the HOUSTON ASTROS win the 2017 World Series in the 7th game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This win marks the first in Houston Astros franchise history.

CONGRATULATIONS!



@DanaRohrabacher @SenJohnMcCain @SenSchumer @SenFeinstein @SenateGOP @JeffFlake #SusanCollins @AC360 Demand REGULAR ORDER in TAX CUTS LIE.


Dezinformatsiya campaign:
discredit the govt academia press
deflect focus/ blame others #WhatAboutism
monopolize the 24 hour news cycle

Mark Latter – former spokesman for Vice President Mike Pence practically broke into tears trying to make his point which Steve Schmidt

Please tell me I’m crazy

Got to thinking about the New York Stock Exchange #NYSE after Trump once again gleefully pointed out its consistent performance since he took office January 2017.

Record-breaking in fact. “The world has never seen such a spectacular increase in the value of the Stock Exchange. It keeps going up and up!”

Does anyone else think something about that is weird? I’m not an economist, nor an active stocks & bonds type but I had the great opportunity to learn about “playing the market” from my sister, brother & father. I know enough through observation over many years that I believe the exchange is not responding normally to conventional market & consumer confidence indicators 

Question

In the last 9 months, why have there been no significant downward adjustments? 

Why has there been a 5000 pt increase since Election 2016?

What factors account for a 25% rise in the NYSE in such a short period in the chaotic environment Trump has created?

The hurricanes and fires with its enormous cost in damages are always expected this time of year.  But we did not know Trump would blow up our national health care system two months before Christmas by signing an Executive Order summarily stopping federal “subsidy” Medicaid payments to health insurance companies.

He made it very clear “they are lining their pockets, getting rich off of taxpayers & they’re not providing GREAT HEALTH  CARE to the people of the United States.” These are the same insurance companies, however, that cover the entire population. The plans tailored for Obamacare are disappearing, certainly some health insurance companies will suffer severe losses. To recoup these losses I see premiums going up for everyone.

The health/medical industries account for 1/6th of the United States economy.  With Trump’s Executive Order, millions of Americans have been thrown into uncertainty, confusion and fear about losing their health insurance. Confidence in the future is at best cautious. The most responsible response by consumers, of course, is to tighten our belts. Instead of buying that new flat screen TV or jewelry or more toys for the kids during the Holiday Shopping Season, we should put that money away JUST IN CASE.

How is it possible this dynamic uncertainty  – across entire industries and populations, negatively impacting the future budgets of millions of American households -not be reflected in the New York Stock Exchange?

America Rising Blue

 


Proposed Trump TAX REFORM legislation.

The Obamacare subsidies can now be redirected into traditional tax cuts as detailed in the Trump Tax Reform legislation.  Even taking into account that the wealthy pay more taxes and, thus, it is logical they would reap larger benefits, the details of the package make it clear the top 1% will receive a disproportionate share of tax relief.  

Repeal of the Inheritance Tax (so-called death tax) was heralded by Trump as

Taking Medicaid from the needy & transferring it by trickery to the ultra-wealthy (multi-billionaires) appears to be part of their end-game.