58, Pastor in a small upstate New York church. Love to watch & play hockey.
Well, there are certainly enough counts against him. I suspect once he’s out of office he’ll have to spend some time in court defending himself. He was already forced to pay a hefty fine for cheating his own charity. But then, this guy has paid more in fines for cheating than any other president in history.
The stock market started its upward shot during the Obama administration — this is merely a continuation of same. I suppose, then, that you supported him as well since money seems to be all you care about.
Groan. And that’s just what the dog said.
Right after that, he saw a chicken and decided to ask the Gizzard of Oz.
While true, at least at the moment, this is not the DDR. Nor is this Mauer quite the level of theirs. Nor is this one quite so densely patrolled or in such a densely populated area. Nevertheless, a wall is a wall, and they are both marks of shame.
Fair enough. Guess I won’t buy that fourth home. (Still got to work on getting the first one!)
I disagree. Despite the exemptions, many will be thrown off SNAP — and those exceptions you speak of simply won’t be enough. I guarantee families with kids will be thrown off — and what good does it do a kid if their parents are starving? How will you judge “looking for work?” What will you do when they have a job that doesn’t pay enough to live off of? That’s why most are on assistance in the first place. How will you judge a person who is emotionally, mentally incapable of working? It is actually much cheaper to guarantee everyone a minimum livable standard of living than to keep resorting to emergency services and jail. Moreover, people who are well-fed and warm usually present better. If you REALLY care about making life better for folks, then we should start making the obscenely rich pay a fair share since they make an unfair amount (unless you are of the school that whatever-I-can-get-away-with is fair). Then start requiring all those obscenely profitable businesses to hire full time workers rather than part time, and to offer full benefits like they used to. Right now, we have low unemployment, but we simultaneously have an increasing percentage of workers in minimum-wage, no-benefit jobs, usually part-time. This is not sustainable, and it’s NOT because of SNAP recipients.
And I completely forgot about his inexcusable use of an unsecured phone for all that mindless tweeting. Oh, and remember that meeting at Mar-A-Lago where he disclosed classified information while public guests were within earshot? Russia now knows everything we thought was once secret. He ranted and raved about Hillary and Obama — but he does far worse on a daily basis. He is a narcissist, but that makes him a useful stooge for the much more brilliant (though evil) Putin.
What I don’t understand is why Bob feels he has to lie. Or is lying simply so ingrained in the GOP now that they don’t even know when they’re doing it? Everyone knows what crimes were committed that have warranted impeachment — and that’s only those that the Dems bothered with. Bribery for personal gain is the primary article of impeachment, using his public office to coerce a foreign official into doing something for his personal gain, then ignoring congressional oversight rights in a blatant obstruction of Congress. It’s quite simple (and obvious). But if you want more, try this: Illegally inserting a private citizen (Rudy) into diplomatic negotiations. Violating the emoluments clause in multiple venues, eg., diverting military aircraft to a private airport in Scotland for refueling because that airport just happened to be near a Trump Hotel where the crew then stayed (despite the airport being out of the way and far more expensive that the military airport); just coincidentally having foreign dignitaries suddenly start staying at Trump hotels, or using his presidential forum for publicizing his son’s book. All illegal. Then there’s his private meetings with Putin and other Russians — meetings in which he allows no Americans. That alone ought to be impeachable. Don’t forget his stunt in Syria where he seriously weakened the US, emboldened ISIS, and of course let the Russians take over US positions. I could go on, but the point is made. Gorrell is a Russian troll.
That deduction was to encourage home ownership. I see nothing wrong with it though I’ve never owned a home before. Where it becomes a scam is when people buy 2, 3, 4, 5 homes and get that deduction for each. Not only do they — who are by definition rich if they own that many — get unwarranted tax benefits, but they also drive up property values such that it makes housing unaffordable for the average person. I would keep the deduction for first homes and eliminate it for subsequent homes.