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Trump Calls Gold Star Widow A Liar


      Trump Calls Gold Star Widow A Liar

      Myeshia Johnson wipes away tears during the burial service for her husband

      U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson at the Memorial Gardens East cemetery

      on Oct. 21, 2017 in Hollywood, Florida. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

      “He couldn’t remember my husband’s name,” Myeshia Johnson told George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning, America" Monday. “That’s what hurt me the most.”

      I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of

      Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning,

      without hesitation!

      Trump never apologizes, only attacks those who dare to point out his obvious failures.

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      Trump’s Travel Ban Has Already Cost The US Billions In Tourism


          Trump's white hot nationalism is costing our country billions. His "America First" rhetoric and travel bans have kept tourism way down all year.

          "“It's an undesirable self-inflicted wound" costing the U.S. over $2 billion.

          Even Canadians are skipping trips to the United States due to Trump's travel ban.

          The onset of Donald Trump's presidency saw a sharp decline in international tourism to the United States, as his embarrassing blunders and repugnant behavior have lowered the nation's standing around the world.


          Foreign tourism is a $250 billion-a-year business in the United States, and Trump's original and revised executive orders temporarily banning travel from majority Muslim countries — put on hold by federal courts — have dampened interest worldwide in visiting the United States, travel and tourism executives told USA Today.

          “The U.S. has put an unwelcome mat at our front door,” said Henry Harteveldt, president of Atmosphere Research Group, which conducts travel research.

          About 4.3 million fewer international travelers will visit the country this year because of the bans, a revenue loss of $7.4 billion, according to Tourism Economics of Wayne, Pa. Another 6.3 million visitors and $10.8 billion that they would have spent will be lost in 2018, it estimated.

          Business is worried as well. A group of 97 Silicon Valley companies — led by Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and Netflix — argued in one of the lawsuits challenging Trump's travel ban that the order would make it more difficult to “attract talent, business and investment to the United States.”

          President Trump's temporary travel ban and an inhospitable political climate could punch an $18 billion hole in tourism by international visitors over the next two years, projections by travel analysts show.

          . . . decline in international tourism marks a reversal from recent years, when foreign visitors rose to 77 million in 2016.



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          Republicans Consider Sharp Cut In 401(k) Contribution Limits


              "The proposals under discussion would potentially cap the annual amount workers can set aside to as low as $2,400 for 401(k) accounts, several lobbyists and consultants said on Friday. Workers may currently put up to $18,000 a year in 401(k) accounts without paying taxes upfront on that money; that figure rises to $24,000 for workers over 50. When workers retire and begin to draw income from those accounts, they pay taxes on the benefits.

              Rumors have circulated for months that negotiators were debating including a cap as a way to help offset the revenue loss from a reduction in business tax rates that Republicans have put at the center of their plan. Reducing contribution limits would be, in effect, an accounting maneuver that would create space for tax cuts by collecting tax revenue now instead of in the future.

              Such a move would be likely to push Americans to shift their savings to so-called Roth accounts, where contributions are taxed immediately, and not when they are drawn out as benefits. That would increase federal tax receipts for the short run."

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              Schumer: All 48 Democrats Are On Board With New Health Care Deal


                  WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday morning that “all 48 Democrats” in the Senate are on board with the health care deal negotiated between Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash.

                  If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., bring the bill to the floor in both chambers, it would “pass overwhelming," Schumer, D-N.Y., claimed during an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

                  After numerous attempts at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act failed to pass Congress, the two leaders of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Sen. Alexander and Sen. Murray, started creating an outline for legislation that’s aimed at stabilizing the health insurance markets.

                  “This is a good compromise,” Schumer said. “It took months to work out. It has a majority. It has 60 senators supporting it. We have all 48 Democrats, 12 Republicans. I would urge Senator McConnell to put it on the floor immediately. It will pass, and it will pass by a large number of votes.”

                  A new article that includes a video of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's remarks.



                  It undoes two of President Trump’s attempts to sabotage the law, by reinstating reimbursement payments to insurers and by encouraging people to sign up for insurance. It also gives states some more flexibility, a longtime conservative priority. Perhaps above all, it’s a sign that some leading Republicans are finally serious about trying to improve the health care system.


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                  The Trump Administration’s Power Over A Pregnant Girl


                      I'm not too sure why NYT offered this up as an OP-ED, but, here it is just the same. The trump calamity in the WH is apparently going to drag this young woman's case out until her pregnancy's well into 2nd trimester, too late for an abortion.
                      They'll then pat her on the head and stick her, 8 months preggers, on a bus back to Mexico. That the executive branch is making these kinds of decisions when lower state level powers had already handled it, is proof positive of their motivation.

                      Power to the old white guy with the squirrel living on his head and his band of billionaires. For, that is the only power that matters.


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                      Someone Needs To Ban That Man-Child In Oval Office From Twitter


                          Either we have someone sitting in the Oval Office who has the mentality of a six year old child or worse, we have someone who is mentally ill and constantly attacks others who call out his many lies. Why has Twitter allowed this sick old man to continue to use Twitter to demean and attack people when that is not supposed to be allowed and can end up in getting an account suspended?

                          Unbeknownst to Trump, Rep. Wilson is NOT killing the Democratic Party but just adding another voice to those already who call out Trump for his inadequacies and incompetence.

                          For those who wish to keep an eye on Trump's tweets then just check out the site below.



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                          Rachel Maddow Blows The Lid Off Niger Green Beret Deaths


                              Rachel Maddow Does It Again!

                              Blows The Lid Off Niger Green Beret Deaths

                              Rachel Maddow reveals "baffling" Trump decision that may have led to deadly ambush

                              By Ray Cunneff

                              October 20, 2017

                              MSNBC's Rachel Maddow had a particularly extraordinary program last night (Thursday 10/19). The bombshell Wisconsin voter suppression story (see below) was rivaled by Rachel's stunning revelations concerning America's interests in Central Africa.

                              Maddow's uncanny ability to "connect-the-dots" and develop a cohesive narrative may help explain the deaths of the four Green Berets in Niger (and why Donald Trump seems so reluctant to discuss it).

                              Hint: Trump administration's "bewildering", "inexplicable" decision to put Chad on the travel ban list.

                              The Trump team never seems to consider cause-and-effect consequences of their often arbitrary, ill-considered decisions. To this date, no one has been able to properly explain why Chad went on the travel ban (apart from speculation related to Tillerson's Exxon/Mobil regional interests).

                              Trump's 12-day's-belated phone call to the widow of one of the fallen soldiers, Sgt. La David Johnson, has dominated the headlines since the news was first revealed. The president reportedly told Johnson's wife that her husband "knew what he signed up for" and appeared not to know the soldier's name.

                              This comes after Trump made false claims about how his predecessors handled the death of U.S. service members, and hid behind the death of Chief of Staff John Kelly's son in Afghanistan, in what appeared to many another Trump distraction, a magician's misdirection.

                              “Something about what happened in Niger has caused this president,

                              apparently instinctively, to divert the conversation from

                              what happened to those soldiers”.

                              -Rachel Maddow

                              But Maddow was able to stitch the story together:

                              A month after being inexplicably put on the Trump travel ban, Chad, our primary military ally in the region, pulled its troops out of Mali and Niger and may well have inadvertently set the stage for the ambush of our servicemen.

                              By virtually all accounts, this massacre by at least fifty ISIS-related troops represents a major failure of both U.S. support and Intel. And when help finally arrived, it was the French and a private contractor that came, too late, to the rescue.

                              And now, more than two weeks after the fact, there is still no detailed account of how this happened. When asked if the Pentagon had been forthcoming about the circumstances of the ISIS ambush, Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said "Of course not".

                              When asked what steps he would be willing to take to receive the information he's demanding on the attack, McCain said "It may require a subpoena".

                              On CNN earlier today, retired Major General James “Spider” Marks vented his frustration:

                              "What was the purpose, what was the objective of this engagement? At the end of

                              all of these, every time there is a death, you know, there is an investigation.”

                              "What were the intelligence assets available for the Africa command to approve this engagement?

                              And I would never second-guess those decisions. When you do your forensics on all of this,

                              there are higher priority targets someplace else that were taking intelligence collection

                              assets away, that the folks on the ground had been given a good snapshot

                              that this was a permissive environment."

                              "So the team worked desperately. You can only imagine they were fighting for each other

                              – there is incredible confusion, they haven’t seen anything like this in the previous

                              29 patrols they have conducted in the area. They are outgunned, out-manned by

                              ISIS fighters. They don’t know what’s going on. At the moment of the engagement,

                              they don’t know what is taking place other than they are being shot at.”

                              Sgt. La David Johnson, Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright died in the October 4th attack, after consulting with local leaders in Niger as part of the effort to combat terrorists, in what was believed to be a routine mission.

                              Sketchy initial reports suggested the 12-member US team was leaving a meeting in unarmored pick-up trucks when they began taking fire from small arms, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, according to a US defense official. After-action report: four dead, two wounded. (At least one member of Niger armed forces may have been killed as well.)

                              It remains unclear why Sgt. Johnson's body was not recovered, nearly a mile away from the battlefield, for 48 hours.

                              Or who recovered it.

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                                  Senate Republicans pass budget that will add $1.5 trillion to deficit, slash Medicare and Medicaid

                                  As expected, this tax plan benefits wealthy Americans and hurts everyone else as it cuts more health care, adds to the deficit, and gives big tax breaks to Corporations.

                                  The measure is estimated to add $1.5 trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years, and contains about $4 trillion in spending cuts.

                                  The Senate’s plan passed along party lines, with 51 Republicans voting in favor of the bill, and all Democrats voting against it.

                                  “This nasty and backwards budget greenlights cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in order to give a tax break to big corporations and the wealthiest Americans,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said.

                                  ALSO SEE Independent economists on why they aren't buying Trump's tax plan promise


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                                  Missing In Action....


                                      What was a nice story for the morons over at Fox News. They went with a story that saw a military veteran create a wonderful piece of glass work that he hoped to give to the President to honour Trump.

                                      Former Navy Seal, two purple hearts, missing in action twice and all this despite health issues......72 year old John Garofalo is everything those apple pie and star spangled banner types at Fox News just love......

                                      Isn't that just lovely.

                                      However, it turns out that Mr Garofalo and Trump have more in common than just love of country and love of flag......turns out that neither Trump nor Garofalo for that matter served in Vietnam.

                                      The Navy Times contacted Mr Garofalo and it soon turned out his story was a little overblown......by a lot


                                      But when The Navy Times contacted John Gar0folo, he broke down and admitted he’d lied about serving in Vietnam, receiving a Purple Heart, and being a Navy SEAL. He said he’s been making these claims for years.

                                      In a telephone interview, he said, “It got bigger and bigger. What I did I’m ashamed of, and I didn’t mean to cause so much disgrace to the SEALs.”

                                      The Navy Times looked him up and found he was in the Navy from 1963-1967, but he was an aviation boatswain’s mate who helped maintain onboard aircraft. Furthermore, John Gar0folo only received one award: The National Defense Service Medal.

                                      I am shocked and appalled that Fox News would not fact check their stories before going on air and..........Only joking.

                                      We expect this type of nonsense from Propaganda driven Fox News.


                                      Correction: Veteran, glass artist falsified his military record

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