Monthly Archives: May 2017

What Does the US Have in Common with Nicaragua and Syria?

Apparently, President Trump has made his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, according to reports from journalists with direct knowledge of the decision. Details on how the withdrawal will be executed are being worked out by a small … Continue reading

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Poll: Public Views the ACA More Favorably Than Congress’ Plan to Replace It, Though Republicans Favor the Replacement

Kaiser Family Foundation Majority Says the Senate Either Should Make Major Changes or Not Pass The House Bill At All, While About a Third Want the Senate to Pass It As Is or With Only Minor Changes Public Grows More … Continue reading

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The Last Nuremberg Prosecutor Alive

At 97, Ben Ferencz is the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive and he has a far-reaching message for today’s world (click to watch 60 Minutes with Leslie Stahl). Twenty-two SS officers responsible for the deaths of 1M+ people would never have … Continue reading

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Who said it: Donald Trump or Frank Underwood? Take the Guardian Quiz.

The new season of House of Cards is here.  But first, the question is: Has the Underwood White House Been Trumped?   https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/may/29/who-said-it-donald-trump-or-frank-underwood?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=228237&subid=21930353&CMP=GT_US_collection

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We All Have Pre-existing Conditions

If 1/7 people were turned away on medical insurance applications prior to Obamacare (before 2009), then you probably know someone in your circle of friends with a pre-existing condition, who was denied insurance in those “dark ages”.   Call or … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Tax Triggers

Tax Policy Center — May 17,2017 Richard C. Auxier   Oklahoma is running a nearly $1 billion budget deficit. The District of Columbia (DC) is enjoying a surplus. Yet both might kill scheduled tax cuts. And, for different reasons, both … Continue reading

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“Assume A Can Opener” — Trump’s Can Opener Budget

The Tax Policy Center By Howard Gleckman You know the old joke: An economist and a seaman are stranded on a desert island with only canned food to eat. But they have no way to open the containers. “What do … Continue reading

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