You ran it up, now pay for it. It wasn't Obamas doing.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The flags at the U.S. Capitol have been lowered to half-staff to honor the five service members killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week.
Now please explain how the president adds to the debt. What do you expect with a GOP house?
Oh come on. Reagan never had an economic idea in his life. He was nothing but a neocon puppet who gave good speeches for the guys that pulled his strings. He was our first beauty queen president, elected for the show he could put on rather than what he knew.
What do they really stand for? Do they have a platform? Are they for anything other than making the rich richer? Lots of silly slogans like "close the borders first" repeal this, repeal that, no deal with this country, no deal with that country, send in the troops, "don't help anyone, citizen or not" make education expensive, and if you don't march to Fox news you aren't a true American.
Trump doesn't need a running mate. He has so much ego he'll do it all himself. Doesn't even need a cabinet or a congress or a supreme court .
If they were deported 3, 4 or 5 times then he has done exactly what you are asking him to do.
Hardly. He is far better liked and respected than the last clown. Look at the coalitions he has been able to form even with the Chinese and the Russians.
Sounds like they are much more enlightened than fox. At least they can tell news from propaganda and stick to the truth better.
LA, NJ, WI, and Kansas all in trouble. _" Richard M. Skinner, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, writes in a recent blog post. Even though tax policy generally doesn't inspire voters to storm the ballot boxes, Skinner continues, where a candidate stands on the issue will "determine what becomes law."
"There's about a 50-50 chance that the next president will be a Republican" he writes. "Almost certainly a Republican president would be accompanied by a Republican Congress, which will be highly motivated to pass the new GOP president's agenda. Tax cuts can be enacted by reconciliation, as George W. Bush did in 2001, so they cannot be blocked by a Democratic filibuster."
But Baker and other analysts say Kansas' five-year experiment with Laffer's theories has been a disaster by most measures. The Sunflower State lags behind its peers in job creation, tax revenue is far short of expectations and its bond and credit ratings have been downgraded, mostly because rating agencies say the tax breaks are unsustainable and the promised economic growth almost never happens.
"I think it's curious. [GOP leaders] just refuse to look at the evidence," he says, citing the work of former Congressional Budget Office chief Douglas Elmendorf, whom congressional-majority Republicans fired late last year, purportedly for questioning Laffer-curve economics. GOP lawmakers wanted him to score federal spending cuts as stimulating the economy instead of negatively affecting future budgets.
"Doug when he was head of CBO was trying to be an honest economist," Baker says. "But I don't think any economist can criticize [Laffer] from the right."
Immigrant population is less than when he took office.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas legislators must trim state spending, the Senate's top leader said Wednesday, after the chamber rejected a plan for raising taxes to close a projected budget shortfall.
The Senate voted 30-1 against giving first-round approval to a bill to raise sales, tobacco and gasoline taxes and to suspend for two years a 2012 tax break for business owners and farmers that is one of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's biggest economic initiatives.
"Clearly, we need to do some additional cutting in order to get out of here," said Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican.
The Senate's daylong debate exposed multiple divisions among its Republican supermajority over closing a $406 million budget deficit projected for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Wagle, a Wichita Republican, and Majority Leader Terry Bruce, a Nickerson Republican, disagree over preserving the tax break for business owners and farmers.
Half a dozen conservative GOP senators signaled that they won't support any tax increase, and Republicans don't expect to get any help from the eight Democrats in the 40-member chamber.
House and Senate negotiators finished work last week on a proposed $15.5 billion state budget for the next fiscal year, but tax increases would be necessary to meet the state constitution's mandate that it balance. Wagle said they'll have to rethink spending recommendations, but she wasn't specific.
The budget problems arose after Brownback successfully pushed lawmakers to cut personal income taxes in 2012 and 2013 to stimulate the economy. The state reduced income tax rates, dropped its top rate 29 percent, and exempted the profits of 281,000 business owners and 53,000 farmers altogether.