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Travels in white America

I think this is the nut graph:

“Nobody speaks up for the poor,” said Jamie Walsh, a white working-class woman who grew up in Muncie, explaining Trump’s appeal to those she grew up with on Muncie’s Southside. “There is systemic racism, but black people have advocates. Poor white people don’t. They’re afraid. They’re afraid that they’re stupid. They don’t feel racist, they don’t feel sexist, they don’t want to offend people or say the wrong thing. But white privilege is like a blessing and a curse if you’re poor. The whole idea pisses poor white people off because they’ve never experienced it on a level that they understand.

Republicans are kicking people off food stamps

Former Albertsons #4438 - Orlando, FL (Union Park)

The budget resolution passed by the House on Thursday will push millions of already struggling people off food stamps, leaving the neediest Americans—children and the elderly among them—without food. The $4.1-trillion budget will take over $150 billion away from several poverty programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps low-income people keep food on… Continue Reading →

They say this can’t pass

President trump will present a plan for tax reform

But you can’t underestimate these bastards, so:

With multiple failed attempts at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, all eyes are on Republicans as they prepare to pass major tax reform measures that would effectively provide a hefty tax cut to the top tax bracket while lowering the corporate tax rate to around 20 percent from 35 percent.

As President Donald Trump prepares to announce his plan to “cut taxes tremendously for the middle-class” tomorrow, details about the tax reform plan, which was largely constructed in secrecy by former Goldman Sachs employees now in the administration, are beginning to make their way to the public. On Tuesday, Axios reported Republicans have agreed on a plan to raise the bottom tax rate from 10 percent to 12 percent, while also doubling the standard deduction.

This increase in the bottom tax rate is one of the ways the Trump administration is planning on paying for the massive tax cut for the rich. Trump’s plan is expected to slash the top individual tax rate from 39.5 percent to 35 percent.

“[Republicans] are clearly looking for ways to offset the enormous tax cuts their plan gives to the wealthy and corporations. Just the tax cuts that have been reported would cost $5 trillion,” said Seth Hanlon, senior fellow specializing in tax policy at the Center For American Progress.

Finally! Hospital ship heading to Puerto Rico

Liberty
It’s about damn time:

WASHINGTON – Federal and military aid for Puerto Rico increased Tuesday, including news that the hospital ship Comfort would be deployed, as officials got a clearer picture of the obscene destruction Hurricane Maria wrought on the U.S. territory.

What federal officials visiting the island have found: Eighty percent of the island’s electrical transmission system – its substations and transmission lines, – and 100 percent of its distribution system was damaged by the storm, said Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.

As of Tuesday, only 11 of Puerto Rico’s 69 hospitals had fuel or power, Davis said.

On Tuesday, Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Brock Long told reporters at the White House that it was dispatching the Navy hospital ship Comfort, a converted super tanker with 1,000 beds, 12 operating rooms, a CAT-scan, and radiology capabilities to Puerto Rico.

BREAKING: Bill Cassidy says new GOP healthcare bill to be introduced this week

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Bill Cassidy (R-LA) has been having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. He thought he was being a good player by co-signing on Lindsay Graham’s latest attempt to take health care away from millions of Americans for the sake of Republican donor’s tax cuts. But then, he got the full force of the “Kimmel… Continue Reading →

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