The FBI and the CIA have not had enough oversight. They don’t seem to do the things they SHOULD be doing (following up on molesters and actual terrorists) while they collect data on ALL U.S. citizens, stage / support coups in middle east countries and central America.
Maybe we should put librarians in charge. After all, they were the ones that stopped the Bush 43 administration from collecting data on what books people borrowed using the “Patriot” Act.
Electrify the fence!
SammySnyder’s claims about the stimulus passed under President Obama are FALSE. There were too many tax cuts pushed by the Repubs (what a surprise). “Shovel-ready” may have been an optimistic exaggeration, but projects were done. The “social programs” that Trump had whined about were job training and unemployment coverage.
The terrible bill that was passed after the 2007-2008 meltdown was TARP signed by Bush 43. Instead of bailing out the bankers that caused a lot of the mess, the people who ended up with “underwater mortgages” should have been supported. Instead the courts were fast-tracking foreclosures, some without the proper paperwork and there were even some attempted when the people had paid off their mortgage. The result was a massive transfer of properties to banks which ended up in the hands of developers and investors.
The IRS needs to shift their focus to the BIG money. You’re right about restoring their funding – that was why they were reduced to picking the “low hanging fruit” – people who don’t have lawyers and accountants on staff.
The Trump / Republican 2017 tax bill greatly increased the debt and deficit and corporations used the money for stock buybacks, just like they said they would. Since interest rates have been kept low, companies borrowed more to buy back more stock, which is what they give to execs as INCOME (but they don’t call it that) so the execs can borrow against it at the low interest rates to keep their taxes even lower.
WI’s Ron Johnson insisted that an additional tax break for “pass thru” corporations or he would vote against this, this was to appease some of his major donors and cut tax revenue even more.
The Republicans were still making notes in the margins DURING the vote on this garbage bill.
Higher corporate tax rates induced execs to invest money in their companies and their employees (e.g. pay, benefits and continual training) to lower their tax liability.
In case you’re interested, here is an article that states the facts about ivermectin. Unfortunately what I’ve found is the same thing you’ve experienced, the truth gets refuted with conspiracy theories and claims of cover-ups.
Thanks, I’m going to save that link. The best part is the ability of the anti-choice crowd to “see” passages that support their POV that don’t exist while they blatantly ignore rules about diet, clothing and the Sabbath. The latter “ignorance” is a good thing so the zealots don’t propose killing people who “dishonor” THEIR Sabbath rules.
Claims that India approved ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine (they didn’t but some doctors are giving in to idiotic pleas) and the Trumpers state this PROVES they’re effective even though the Covid numbers dipped slightly because they had gotten so high and the vaccination rate is finally increasing.
“Something” is now supposed to happen in 17 days involving “evil”. I think it is supposed to involve “Big Tech” but it could be election related. Either way, “patriots” are supposed to pray, pray, pray.
Anti-vax and anti-mask.
More 2020 election nonsense.
That’s the low lights from my Trump relative’s FB page so your daughter is probably posting similar stuff.
Because we are still finding out things like this:
“A slice of the Pentagon’s internet space that was taken over by a Florida company minutes before Trump left office has been returned, but the mystery remains”
How many “acting” directors, etc. were there that never got approved? How many positions were left open?