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  • HundredEyes
    HundredEyes Members Posts: 2,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @HundredEyes

    Your people cool?

    Heard a 6.2 hit indo

    Yeah we're cool fam, was a few 100 kilometers east from us... guess it's volcano n earthquake season lol smh. Thanks for asking.
  • CottonCitySlim
    CottonCitySlim Members Posts: 7,063 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Republicans losing deep red states because trump is so hated, that idea isn’t lost on them.

  • naledgestate
    naledgestate Members Posts: 459 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow. That is some evil 🤬 right there.

    Dude gives zero 🤬 about optics.
  • CapitalB
    CapitalB all these dollars.. no sense. Members Posts: 24,556 ✭✭✭✭✭
    marc123 wrote: »
    This bout to get ugly. Sooner or later trump will demand this mueller/russia 🤬 ends. Then he will either fire mueller or pardon flynn. Trump gone burn this 🤬 to the ground to avoid jail time.

    good.
  • stringer bell
    stringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/gop-tax-bill-reform-secure-votes-republicans
    Republicans Gleeful Over Secured Tax Bill Votes: ‘This Is Happening’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump’s presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas.

    “This is happening. Tax reform under Republican control of Washington is happening,” House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin told rank-and-file members in a conference call Friday. “Most critics out there didn’t think it could happen. … And now we’re on the doorstep of something truly historic.”

    It’s the widest-ranging reshaping of the tax code in three decades and is expected to add to the nation’s $20 trillion debt. The tax cuts are projected to add $1.46 trillion over a decade. The GOP plans to muscle it through Congress next week before its year-end break.

    Under the bill, today’s 35 percent rate on corporations would fall to 21 percent, the crown jewel of the measure for many Republicans. Trump and GOP leaders had set 20 percent as their goal but added a point to free money for other tax cuts that won over wavering lawmakers in final talks.

    The legislation would lower taxes on the richest Americans. Benefits for most other taxpayers would be smaller.

    The bill would repeal an important part of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act — the requirement that all Americans have health insurance or face a penalty — as the GOP looks to unravel a law it failed to repeal and replace this past summer.

    Only on Friday did Republicans cement the needed support for the overhaul, securing endorsements from wavering senators.

    Marco Rubio of Florida relented in his high-profile opposition after negotiators expanded the tax credit that parents can claim for their children. He said he would vote for the measure next week.

    Rubio had been holding out for a bigger child credit for low-income families. After he got it, he tweeted that the change was “a solid step toward broader reforms which are both Pro-Growth and Pro-Worker.”

    Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the only Republican to vote against the Senate version earlier this month, made the surprise announcement that he would back the legislation. Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has repeatedly warned that the nation’s growing debt is the most serious threat to national security.

    “I realize this is a bet on our country’s enterprising spirit, and that is a bet I am willing to make,” Corker said.

    The White House said Trump “looks forward to fulfilling the promise he made to the American people to give them a tax cut by the end of the year.”

    The bill embodies a long-standing Republican philosophy that a substantial tax break for businesses will trigger economic growth and job creation for Americans in a trickle-down economy.

    Skeptical Democrats are likely to oppose the legislation unanimously.
    “Under this bill, the working class, middle class and upper middle class get skewered while the rich and wealthy corporations make out like bandits,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York. “It is just the opposite of what America needs, and Republicans will rue the day they pass this.”

    The bill would drop today’s 39.6 percent top rate on individuals to 37 percent. The standard deduction — used by around two-thirds of households — would be nearly doubled, to $24,000 for married couples.

    The $1,000-per-child tax deduction would grow to $2,000, with up to $1,400 available in IRS refunds for families who owe little or no taxes. Parents would have to provide children’s Social Security numbers to receive the child tax credit, a measure intended to deny the credit to people who are in the U.S. illegally.

    Those who itemize would lose some deductions. The deduction that millions use in connection with state and local income, property and sales taxes would be capped at $10,000. That’s especially important to residents of high-tax states such as New York, New Jersey and California. Deductions for medical expenses that lawmakers once considered eliminating would be retained.

    The bill would allow homeowners to deduct interest only on the first $750,000 of a new mortgage, down from the current limit of $1 million.

    People who inherit fortunes would get a big break. The bill would double the exemption, meaning the estate tax would apply only to the portion of an estate over $22 million for married couples.

    Members of a House-Senate conference committee signed the final version of the legislation Friday, sending it to the two chambers for final passage next week. They have been working to blend the different versions passed by the two houses.
    Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, and two ailing GOP senators missed votes this past week.

    John McCain of Arizona, who is 81, is at a Washington-area military hospital being treated for the side effects of brain cancer treatment, and 80-year-old Thad Cochran of Mississippi had a non-melanoma lesion removed from his nose earlier this week. GOP leaders are hopeful they will be available next week.
  • stringer bell
    stringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    https://www.mediaite.com/online/democratic-congressman-ruben-kihuen-wont-seek-re-election-amid-sexual-harassment-allegations/
    Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen Won’t Seek Re-Election Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

    While denying the accusations that he sexually harassed two women, Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV) announced today that he won’t seek re-election next year.

    “I want to state clearly again that I deny the allegations in question,” Kihuen said in a statement to the Las Vegas Journal-Review. “I am committed to fully cooperating with the House Ethics Committee and I look forward to clearing my name.”

    He added, “However, the allegations that have surfaced would be a distraction from a fair and thorough discussion of the issues in a reelection campaign. Therefore, it is in the best interests of my family and my constituents to complete my term in Congress and not seek re-election.”

    Kihuen’s announcement came a day after the House Ethics Committee said that it had opened an investigation after it had been made aware of allegations of sexual harassment made against the freshman Democrat. A former campaign staffer has claimed Kihuen made numerous unwanted sexual advances towards her and a lobbyist came forward to say that the lawmaker groped her several times.

    Kihuen is just the latest in a wave of members of Congress who have resigned, retired or announced that they will not seek re-election in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.
  • stringer bell
    stringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/365233-white-house-contemptible-for-people-to-invoke-trumps-name-for-bigotry
    White House: 'Contemptible' for people to invoke Trump's name for bigotry

    The White House in an article published Saturday denounced the use of President Trump's name to invoke bigotry and violence, calling it "contemptible."

    “The president condemns violence, bigotry and hatred in all its forms, and finds anyone who might invoke his or any other political figure’s name for such aims to be contemptible,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement to The New York Times.

    The Times' piece, titled in part “How a president’s name became a racial jeer," details various incidents across the country in which individuals have used Trump's name to make racial slurs.

    The incidents included an undocumented immigrant telling police that two assailants stapled a note on him after telling him "Trump doesn't like you," as well as a businessman assaulting and taunting an airline worker wearing a hijab, telling her “Trump is here now. He will get rid of all of you.”

    The piece also cites a Southern Poverty Law Center survey released after the 2016 election, which reported an increase in incidents involving swastikas, Confederate flags and 🤬 salutes.

    The Trump administration has grappled with issues of race playing out on the national stage during President Trump's first year in office, including after violence erupted in the normally quiet college town of Charlottesville, Va., in August.

    One person died in clashes and dozens of others were left injured after white nationalists demonstrated against the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

    The president caused controversy shortly after, saying both sides were responsible for the violence.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/trump-racial-jeers.html?mtrref=undefined&gwh=783C206525D705E8A22AE4116169B894&gwt=pay
    ‘Trump, Trump, Trump!’ How a President’s Name Became a Racial Jeer
  • marc123
    marc123 Members Posts: 16,999 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trump basically sayin "🤬 those kids. They already dead. I got money to make!"
  • riddlerap
    riddlerap G Unit 4 Life 50's MansionMembers Posts: 17,132 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trump transition lawyer: Mueller improperly obtained documents in Russia probe
    Exclusive— A lawyer for the Trump presidential transition team is accusing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office of inappropriately obtaining transition documents as part of its Russia probe, including confidential attorney-client communications, privileged communications and thousands of emails without their knowledge.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/16/trump-transition-lawyer-mueller-improperly-obtained-documents-in-russia-probe.html
  • Angeles1son85
    Angeles1son85 I'm an animal I shoulda been born in Jumanji Los AngelesMembers Posts: 13,544 ✭✭✭✭✭
    and they sayin he might fire him mueller before xmas lol
  • farris2k1
    farris2k1 Members Posts: 1,937 ✭✭✭✭✭
    and they sayin he might fire him mueller before xmas lol

    He wont, plus all he worried bout right now is passing that trash ass tax bill
  • infamous114
    infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Members, Moderators Posts: 52,202 Regulator
    riddlerap wrote: »
    Trump transition lawyer: Mueller improperly obtained documents in Russia probe
    Exclusive— A lawyer for the Trump presidential transition team is accusing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office of inappropriately obtaining transition documents as part of its Russia probe, including confidential attorney-client communications, privileged communications and thousands of emails without their knowledge.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/16/trump-transition-lawyer-mueller-improperly-obtained-documents-in-russia-probe.html

  • Elzo69Renaissance
    Elzo69Renaissance Never selling dreams, always serving cream SeattleMembers Posts: 50,708 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aren't those documents he subpoena d anyway...also if they were illegally obtained then they are inadmissible in court.....they are simply trying to establish that Mueller is playing 🤬
  • naledgestate
    naledgestate Members Posts: 459 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aren't those documents he subpoena d anyway...also if they were illegally obtained then they are inadmissible in court.....they are simply trying to establish that Mueller is playing 🤬

    ...So when they fire him, that will be their go to.

    Smh
  • mc317
    mc317 Chief Of Goddamn Station Dark Side of The MoonMembers Posts: 5,548 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Only Rosenstein can fire Mueller and he wont. Lindsay Graham already said the day Mueller is fired is the end of Trumps Presidency.
  • Ol Jay's
    Ol Jay's Members Posts: 8,286 ✭✭✭✭✭
    notice they said improperly not illegally, dude supporters are idiots
  • Angeles1son85
    Angeles1son85 I'm an animal I shoulda been born in Jumanji Los AngelesMembers Posts: 13,544 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mueller spokesperson actually responded defending how he got em and why its legal man am i the only one who Wanted moore to win to really 🤬 up the white house doug jones winning republicans got the easy way out and hes only gonna be in office for a short time
  • Broddie
    Broddie just me and my bitch NYCMembers Posts: 11,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    They're still cooking.

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  • Broddie
    Broddie just me and my bitch NYCMembers Posts: 11,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mc317 wrote: »
    Only Rosenstein can fire Mueller and he wont. Lindsay Graham already said the day Mueller is fired is the end of Trumps Presidency.

    Exactly.

    Firing him is basically admittance of guilt.
  • Angeles1son85
    Angeles1son85 I'm an animal I shoulda been born in Jumanji Los AngelesMembers Posts: 13,544 ✭✭✭✭✭
    U think trump gonna let mueller just reveal all this russia 🤬 tho? He gonna fire him before he does trump doesnt think about backlash and now these emails might be his shot to do it even dudes on cnn sayin they never seen the fbi under attack like this and mueller gonna interview trumps lawyers this week lmao the end is near
  • Broddie
    Broddie just me and my bitch NYCMembers Posts: 11,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    U think trump gonna let mueller just reveal all this russia 🤬 tho? He gonna fire him before he does trump doesnt think about backlash and now these emails might be his shot to do it even dudes on cnn sayin they never seen the fbi under attack like this and mueller gonna interview trumps lawyers this week lmao the end is near

    He can't just "fire" him. There are levels, a hierarchy to respect and procedures to the 🤬 . He's not a dictator. President still has to respect federal laws and regulations.
  • fortyacres
    fortyacres Members, Moderators Posts: 4,480 Regulator