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Thursday, October 31, 2019

U.S. Senate Democrats failed on Wednesday to overturn a Trump administration policy that allows states to ignore certain requirements of the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act. read more

MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" finished the month of October as the #1 cable news program in A25-54 for regularly scheduled programs (including all specials), beating FOX News and dominating CNN for the 33rd month in a row, according to Nielsen. "Maddow" averaged 538,000 A25-54 viewers (vs. FOX News' 536,000 and CNN's 306,000) and 3.1M total viewers (vs. CNN's 1.2M) " the program's best delivery in both demos since Jan. 2019. In A25-54, "Maddow" was up +13% while FOX News (-21%) and CNN (-12%) were down compared to Oct. 2018. In total viewers, "Maddow" was up +22%, more than FOX News (-2%) and CNN (+8%) over Oct. 2018. Host Rachel Maddow was recently announced as co-host of MSNBC and the Washington Post's Democratic presidential primary debate alongside Andrea Mitchell, host of MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" and NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent; Kristen Welker, NBC News White House Correspondent read more

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Rykard Jenkins is mostly known for his appearance on the U.K. reality show Love Island but he has recently been getting attention for something else. Rykard shared a picture of himself wearing a Trump 2020 baseball cap that had obviously been photoshopped. The hat he had originally been wearing in the picture (an advertisement for the FXB brand), had been edited to look like a Trump 2020 cap. read more

Saturday, October 26, 2019

U.S. electronics factories are investing less and slowing hiring or laying off workers in some cases due to the rising costs of trade tariffs, according to an industry survey set for release on Wednesday. read more

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Associated Press is reporting that the Iraq military appears to be contradicting the Trump Administration by saying American troops do not have permission to stay in Iraq. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced that the troops ordered to abandon the Kurds in Syria would be serving in Iraq to continue the U.S.'s fight against the Islamic State. Iraq's military says those troops are not welcome to stay in Iraq. read more


What should be done is the top income tax level should be raised high AND a generous tax credit should be allowed if the wages paid to their employees are dramatically increased.

Right now the tax code encourages hoarding of wealth.

The average tax rate paid by billionaires is less that the middle class for the first time in history.


"The economists assert that the average effective tax rate paid by America's wealthiest 400 families was 23%, whereas the bottom half of households paid 24.2%. To offer historical perspective, the study reports that the 400 richest had an effective tax rate of 47% in 1980. In 1960, that rate was as high as 56%. "

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