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John Carney claims that he is powerless, impotent, useless. His hands are tied. There is nothing he can do to raise revenue that doesn’t involve cutting taxes for multi-national corporations in the name of “growth” in order to stay “competitive” with other rival tax havens.
That is a bunch of bullshit and someone with the guts to call Carney out on that bullshit is John Kowalko.
1) Trump is deeply unpopular, so this association will be bad for this tax break for millionaires masquerading as a health care plan.
2) Trump doesn’t want you to call it “Trumpcare” and anything that annoys the Republican President is good by me.
I saw this fearless girl statue, and loved it at first sight. Then I come to find out that it was done by a Lewes based artist, and I love it even more.
In a Dkos diary, Kavips unearths an item buried in a Memorandum to several to several heads of departments. Since we are in the habit of expecting appointees to act in the best interest of the Republic, within its established laws, norms, and traditions, we don’t scrutinize this sort of language like we probably should. After all, Hitler couldn’t have been Hitler without a willing corps of functionaries interpreting and enacting his will in ways large and small.
Just the facts:
-Donald Trump has never disclosed his financial ties to Russia and Russia connected interests in the former Soviet States.
-The Trump administration has enlisted senior members of the intelligence community and Congress in efforts to counter news stories about Trump associates’ ties to Russia.
-A Trump deal in Azerbaijan has been linked to corrupt officials who support the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
-The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) puts a legal burden to conducting due diligence on American companies operating overseas.
– The FCPA not only applies to U.S. based companies but also to U.S. citizens working for a foreign subsidiary. The FCPA also applies to individual directors, officers, employees, agents, consultants and any stockholders acting on behalf of a U.S. company.
– The consequences of not complying with the FCPA are significant — the company and its officers, directors, and employees are subject to criminal and civil penalties.
This is going to get a lot of coverage but listen closely to what Coons is actually saying.
1) The minority has no leverage in the Senate.
2) The only leverage we have is closing down the government.
3) We’ll never close down the government.
Somebody correct me if I’m wrong, but this strikes me a pretty stupid pronouncement on a number of strategic and practical levels.
That said – It is nice to see that Coons is trying to find his resistance voice.
A coalition of 14 communities pooled their resources to hire Tim Willard, a Georgetown attorney, and lobbyist, Joe Conaway to press for some reasonable sounding limits on beach truck traffic. The communities lost.
The next opportunity for Democrats to rebuke Republicans is the March 21st special election for Kent County Levy Courts’s 2nd District. The Dems are running Andrea Kreiner, who sounds like an honest to goodness Democrat, and a great addition to the Democratic bench. Check out Kreiner’s material here, which includes a nice long interview with WDDE. If she looks legit to you, kick in $10.01 and DL will match all $10.01 donations up to $100.00.
Victory has a thousand fathers, so it is not surprising that the useless DNC and UTTERLY useless DLCC both stepped up to claim some credit for the Hansen win the SD10 special. Hansen’s campaign manager, however, points to the contribution of the start-up grassroots organizing group “flippable” as deserving praise: “I would go out on […]
Call it whatever you want, but this weekend’s news marks a shift. The Republican President is insane, out of one’s mind, deranged, demented, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unhinged, not right in the head, bonkers, cuckoo, loopy, loony, bananas, loco, not all there, out to lunch, crackers, nutso. IN ADDITION to that, he is a known espionage agent of the Russians.
Chris Coons and Tom Carper have a responsibility as United States Senators to act. History will judge them by what they do in the next few weeks and months to protect the United States from this administration.
MOSCOW (The Borowitz Report)—Russian President Vladimir Putin is “starting to get concerned” that the puppets he installed in the executive branch of the U.S. government “might not be up to the task at hand,” sources confirmed on Tuesday. According to the sources, the flameout of the national-security adviser Michael Flynn was only the most recent […]
A BIPARTISAN collection of 41 members of congress went on record calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the investigations of Russian influence within the Trump White House. Super-Bipartisan, Tom Carper was not a part of that group.
…from the desk of R.E. Vanella.
This is dedicated to a friend. Thanks for the email. I needed a bit of a push this week.
“I too entered the Lager as a nonbeliever, and as a nonbeliever I was liberated and have lived to this day. Actually, the experience of the Lager with its frightful iniquity confirmed me in my nonbelief. It has prevented me, and still prevents me, from conceiving of any form of providence or transcendent justice… I must nevertheless admit that I experienced (and again only once) the temptation to yield, to seek refuge in prayer. This happened in October 1944, in the one moment in which I lucidly perceived the imminence of death… naked and compressed among my naked companions with my personal index card in hand, I was waiting to file past the ‘commission’ that with one glance would decide whether I should go immediately into the gas chamber or was instead strong enough to go on working. For one instance I felt the need to ask for help and asylum; then, despite my anguish, equanimity prevailed: one does not change the rules of the game at the end of the match, nor when you are losing. A prayer under these conditions would have been not only absurd (what rights could I claim? and from whom?) but blasphemous, obscene, laden with the greatest impiety of which a nonbeliever is capable. I rejected the temptation: I knew that otherwise were I to survive, I would have been ashamed of it.”
—-Primo Levi, The Drowned and the Saved, 1986
I’m only dealing with people now. Not anonymous characters. I have an interesting idea that I’ll be sharing with the email group. So if I know you, and I have your email address, you will likely be seeing a message from me over the weekend.
I’m trying to be creative and effective and efficient. As is its tendency, time will tell.
We all know how this ends:
1) Paul Ryan will cave in to the GOP “hardliners” who want to repeal the ACA outright without a replacement in place.
2) Millions of people will be screwed in the process,
3) At their moment of maximum electoral peril Democrats will bail the GOP out by hacking together some abysmal “compromise” and
4) The GOP will salvage a win at the ballot box by claiming that the entire problem was created by Obama and the Democrats.
Your representatives in the US Senate just blithly voted to confirm Wilbur Ross as secretary of commerce despite the fact that Ross appears to have recently been involved with laundering hundreds of millions of Putin’s money through a Cyprus bank that caters to wealthy Russians. Ross and his Cypriot bank is also connected to a $100 million cash payment to Trump for a distressed Florida estate the Republican President purchased at auction for $40 million two years ago.
That wealthy Russians use Trump to launder money is one thing. Cheaters are going to cheat. But that Carper and Coons care so little about their “advise and consent” role in the Senate is truly disgusting.
“I want to commend John Marino and his entire team for all that they’ve done over the last few weeks. It’s been truly amazing to watch this grassroots effort come together to work for a common cause in an effort to make our state better. “This evening Delaware citizens have been able to see just […]
This is an unconfirmed tip, but if true, reveals the depth of Carney’s perfidy.
Carney’s budget director has–this past week–sent out a notice to ALL state departments to send in budget plans based on both a 5% and 10% cut for the next year, along with a statement of the impact on services. Law enforcement is using its clout to be held harmless. District Superintendents are pushing to have one if not two complete branches of DOE eliminated in order to avoid the 5 to 10% budget cuts to public education. Carney is being duplicitous at saying there is no money to improve education funding when his own staff is saying that there’s not even money to keep the current level of services intact.
If the last election taught us anything, it is to be wary of predictions. But what kind of political blog would this be if Saturday rolled around and we didn’t post our best guesses on the outcome of Saturday’s MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION SINCE THE LAST ONE (c), special election in SD10?
I’ll get the ball rolling with…