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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    The one from my local town.

    Not as big as the New Yawk Times, I'm guessing...
    Maybe you should go looking for a link. I think your brain pan can handle it.

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    While I agree that paying for the tax bill is a concern of mine, I know how intelligent you are, and certainly the irony of an Obama supporter asking about how things will be paid for isnít lost on you? How much did we overspend to the lefts delight?
    The irony lies in the Republicans rhetoric. They give tax cuts, yet have no plan to reduce the deficit. Go one step further and ask yourself why not because arenít the republicans the ones always talking about reducing the deficit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    The one from my local town.

    Not as big as the New Yawk Times, I'm guessing...
    No shit. What did you not understand about the question "Which newspaper is your local newspaper?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    It just keeps getting better and better!

    Best Buy to tap tax cut, pay ranks bonus

    Handing out bonuses to more than 100,000 employees.

    $1,000 to full time employees and $500 to part time employees.

    And that ain't "crumbs" as Nancy Pelosi would say.


    More good news!

    Altria workers getting tax-windfall share

    Altria is giving 7,900 non executive employees a $3,000 bonus.

    Good news for American workers!

    For Trump Haters...not so much.
    An extra $1.50 a week, wow, even I gotta admit that's gonna sell a lotta new cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    It just keeps getting better and better!

    Best Buy to tap tax cut, pay ranks bonus

    Handing out bonuses to more than 100,000 employees.

    $1,000 to full time employees and $500 to part time employees.

    And that ain't "crumbs" as Nancy Pelosi would say.


    More good news!

    Altria workers getting tax-windfall share

    Altria is giving 7,900 non executive employees a $3,000 bonus.

    Good news for American workers!

    For Trump Haters...not so much.
    I find it odd that all these big box retailers are all giving the same exact bonus amount.

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    Good way to buy shortsighted people ahead of mid-terms, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metheron View Post
    While I agree that paying for the tax bill is a concern of mine, I know how intelligent you are, and certainly the irony of an Obama supporter asking about how things will be paid for isnít lost on you? How much did we overspend to the lefts delight?
    Those who dont know history are bound to repeat it, Im sure youve heard that said.

    Four years into Franklin Roosevelt's first presidential term, the worst of the Great Depression seemed behind him. Massive jolts of New Deal spending had stopped the economic slide, and the unemployment rate was cut from 22 percent to less than 10 percent.

    "People felt that there was momentum," U.S. Senate historian Donald Ritchie tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered. "Finally, there was the light at the end of the tunnel."

    So Roosevelt, on the advice of his conservative Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, decided to tackle the country's exploding deficits. Over two years, FDR slashed government spending 17 percent.

    "All of a sudden," Ritchie says, "after unemployment had been going steadily down, unemployment shot up, the economy stagnated, the stock market crashed again. And now it seemed we'd come out of the Hoover Depression to go into the Roosevelt recession."

    https://www.npr.org/2011/07/16/13818...ed-to-disaster
    If that isnt enough, we can compare, and contrast our great recession recovery to countries that followed a policy of austerity.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/frances.../#5832ea3a12fe

    Obamas deficits were necessary because the economic reality at the time called for it. Bush's deficits caused first by his tax cuts, and then two wars of choice on the credit card, were entirely optional.

    Right now, when the economy is doing well, we should be thinking about paying down the debt, but instead, republicans gift us with another tax cut for the guys at the top of the economic heap.

    While some of our citizens, and non citizen dreamers give their lives for us around the world, the guys at the top who have profited the most from our system whine and complain about the taxes they pay to support the government, and the people who made them rich. Some patriots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Yes, the unemployment rate is at a record 17-year low, but wages are barely rising. Yes, the economy added 2.1 million new jobs in 2017, but it did so at a slower pace than the past six years. The economy grew by 2.3 percent in 2017 ó better than 2016, but not 2015. Yes, the stock market is definitely booming ó a sign of Wall Street's enthusiasm about recent tax cuts. But the Dow Jones Industrial Average is hardly indicative of the US economy's fundamental health.

    It hasn't gotten much easier for Americans who didn't go to college to get work. In fact, this is the group that has benefited the least from all new jobs created during Trump's first year in office (and the final years of the Obama administration, for that matter). It's a good thing the economy keeps adding jobs, because Americans are drowning in debt. Household debt added up to $12.9 trillion in the third quarter of 2017, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That was the 13th quarterly spike and the highest amount of personal debt ever recorded ó even higher than the previous record set in 2008 (and we all know what happened that year).


    The latest numbers from the US Census Bureau show that the top 5 percent of American households earned an average of $375,088 in 2016 ó compared to an average of $12,943 for the bottom 5 percent. This is the largest income gap recorded in at least 20 years, adjusted for inflation.

    Trump's policies will only widen the divide. The Republican tax bill he signed in December will funnel more money to the wealthiest Americans, as Vox's Dylan Scott explains. While the tax bill initially cuts taxes for nearly every American taxpayer, the benefits are tilted heavily in favor of the richest, according to the bipartisan Tax Policy Center. By 2027, the payouts are even more skewed: The top 1 percent of taxpayers will reap 82.8 percent of the benefits, and the top 0.1 percent earn 59.8 percent of the benefits.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-polit...e-of-the-union

    But yeah - hooray for 750 dollars bonuses for 3% of people???
    Crumbs from the masters table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Better than what they got under Obama.

    Thanks Trump!
    Under Obama they got their jobs back after the republican debacle that left them broke, and unemployed. Now trump takes credit for an economy he didnt create, he is riding the Obama wave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryPorter View Post
    An extra $1.50 a week, wow, even I gotta admit that's gonna sell a lotta new cars.
    Hey - its enough for a hot dog, and a coke at Costco.
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