‘A Staggeringly Bad Idea’: Outrage as Pelosi Pushes Tax Rule That Would ‘Kneecap the Progressive Agenda’
Nearly three-quarters of the American public and a historic number of Democratic lawmakers support Medicare for All, but the House Democratic leadership is considering using its newly won majority to impose a rule that would “recklessly betray” the grassroots forces that put them in power by making single-payer and other progressive priorities impossible to enact.
According to a list of Democratic proposals obtained by the Washington Post, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)—who is currently fighting back against efforts to prevent her from becoming House Speaker—is pushing for a rule that would “require a three-fifths supermajority to raise individual income taxes on the lowest-earning 80 percent of taxpayers.”
Wishing to be rescued by a ‘strong’ leader who will solve all problems
Do you find yourself secretly wishing to be rescued in some way? The desire to be rescued from yourself is letting you know two things. First, that is an area of your life that is inviting you to step into your authentic power. It is also a cry from your inner child for healing, safety, reassurance, and guidance from you in that area. (The desire to be rescued in some way is what makes people seek authoritarian leaders. Authoritarian leaders know this, so they will often feed fear or people’s illusion of powerlessness in order to maintain their position. As people shift into being willing to embrace their own authentic power, you will see your world leaders change as a reflection of this change in consciousness.)
As you have learned from your journey thus far, the whole process is about coming Home to yourself, to your love, to your truth, and embracing your divine capability. The good news is, you have done so much work the areas still looking for your love and attention are becoming rarer, and when they come up it is more informative than it is triggering. You are all doing an outstanding job, moving and growing in these unprecedented energies! ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young
By Associated Press
Nature provides the dangerous winds that have whipped the fires, and human-caused climate change over the long haul is killing and drying the shrubs and trees that provide the fuel, experts say.
“Natural factors and human-caused global warming effects fatally collude” in these fires, said wildfire expert Kristen Thornicke of the Potsdam Institute…
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In the US, it is all about appearances and NIMBY. As long as everything ‘looks’ good on the surface in my neighborhood, that is all that matters. Problems don’t need solving, as long as the surface shallow layer ‘looks good’. ‘Good’ people call the police on anyone who does not fit into the ‘normal’ of society. The average ‘normal’ neighborhood criminalizes the homeless by passing laws against them for even existing. Bulldozing homeless communities and shoving them off into another area of town is considered a ‘solution’, and is done regularly, in the average US city or town.
Rather than dealing with ‘difficult’ issues such as mental illness, homelessness, drug addiction and injustice, the ‘final solution’ is to evict the homeless and shuttle them AWAY into prisons, jails, hospital ER rooms, and temporary shelters, where there is never enough room, and never enough. But then, those millions of homeless American children and veterans suffering from brain damage don’t deserve anything, do they? (sarcasm)
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Trump slips up in interview, admits he installed Whitaker to halt Mueller probe
President Donald Trump on Wednesday indicated during an interview that he tapped former US attorney Matthew Whitaker to replace then Attorney General Jeff Sessions in order to rein in the Russia investigation.
Bad day for Bruce: Republican loses suit to block instant runoff, then loses instant runoff, too
Election officials in Maine tabulated the results of the country’s first-ever instant runoff for Congress on Thursday, determining that Democrat Jared Golden defeated Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin by a narrow 50.5-49.5 margin after the second-choice preferences of voters who cast ballots for two third-party candidates were taken into account. Poliquin had led 46.4 to 45.5 on the initial balloting, but 65 percent of those who voted for independents Tiffany Bond and Will Hoar elected to mark a second choice. That group overwhelmingly transferred their votes to Golden, who won second-choice ballots by a 69-31 margin, allowing him to edge ahead of Poliquin.
Golden, a Marine veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, gives House Democrats their 37th flip this cycle, with five races still uncalled at press time. This race saw heavy spending, but Golden prevailed even though northern Maine’s rural 2nd District veered sharply away from Democrats in 2016, voting for Donald Trump 51-41 after supporting Barack Obama 53-44 four years earlier. Remarkably, that makes Poliquin the first incumbent to lose this seat since 1916.
But if you listen to Trump, all of these elections were ‘stolen’, due to voter fraud by Democrats changing clothes and voting multiple times, over and over again. Remember his claim of MILLIONS of illegal voters in the 2016 election? None of those voters were ever found, despite Republican investigations.
A historic 2,000+ women will be in office this coming year—almost entirely from one political party
The Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers compiled statistics on how historic the results of this election were and will continue to be for women.
A tally by the Center for American Women in Government at Rutgers University shows at least 1,743 women won state legislative seats in last week’s midterm elections. That number will grow; 185 races with at least one woman still in the running have yet to be called .
‘A big giveaway to stockholders’: Paul Krugman argues the GOP’s tax scam is making ‘America as a whole poorer’ | Alternet
He also pointed out that even if the theory about the economic benefits were true, it would entail that the United States’ trade deficits would drastically increase. Trump, of course, has consistently bemoaned the existence of trade deficits, viewing them as evidence that the country is getting ripped off. The president has never made clear why he backed a tax cut based on a theory that so directly contradicts his stated view of trade deficits — but the most obvious answer is that he has no idea what he’s talking about.
Without a significant increase in capital inflows, the basic theory of why the tax cuts were a good idea falls apart. The knock-on benefits of a wave of growth-inducing investment is proving elusive — so what we’re left with is a massive payout to the wealthy, corporations, and stockholders, while U.S. government revenues take the hit and the federal deficit rises.
And since 35 percent of stockholders in American businesses are foreigners, Krugman explains, much of the lost revenue is being taken from the U.S. government and put in the pockets of overseas investors. Hardly what anyone would think of when they imagine an “America first” tax policy.
The Vaccine Wars: How Most Pediatricians Now Represent Big Pharma Instead of Their Patients
The National Vaccine Information Center is regularly contacted by mothers reporting that pediatricians are refusing to provide medical care to their babies if they decline or ask to delay even one of the two dozen doses of nine vaccines that CDC officials order pediatricians to give infants in the first year of life.9 10
This schedule includes a hepatitis B vaccination on the day of birth and eight more doses of vaccines given at the two-month well baby checkup.11 12
It is an early childhood vaccine schedule that, in 2013, the Institute of Medicine concluded has not been adequately studied for safety.13 14
Because public health officials have eliminated almost all medical contraindications to vaccination, pediatricians are insisting on re-vaccinating children who have had serious vaccine reactions, including convulsions.15 16
They are writing off vaccine reactions as unimportant, even after children regress further and further into chronic poor health following each series of vaccinations.17 18
Sacred Trust Between Pediatricians and Mothers Broken
Pediatricians’ offices have become ugly battlegrounds. Intelligent, well-informed and loving parents asking legitimate questions about vaccination are being belittled and treated with disrespect and contempt by too many pediatricians robotically implementing the CDC’s inflexible vaccine schedule in clear violation of the informed consent principle
The US invaded South Vietnam due to the false flag event created by the CIA/NSA via false reports of torpedo boats attacking a US Navy intelligence gathering ship, not just once, but twice in an unprovoked fashion, for no reason at all. The US military industrial complex desperately wanted to get into South Vietnam. The US attacked North Vietnam, via a CIA covert operation, and then North Vietnam responded with an attack on a US warship, but caused no damage.
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