Economics

SCOTUS TRAPS TRUMP
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ub Mon, 02/22/2021 - 13:17

This is a significant defeat for Trump, and we have the US Supreme Court to thank after declining to halt the turnover of his tax records in a New York state prosecution.

SCOTUS action is the culmination of a lengthy legal battle that had reached the high court once before. This second time puts his taxes on the firing line. 

This one is a one two punch and a hard blow because he had fought on so many fronts to keep his tax records shielded from view. The ongoing investigation the records are part of what could also be an issue for Trump in his after life. 

Not A Secret Santa

Submitted by ub on Sun, 12/20/2020 - 11:23
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MacKenzie Scott has managed to share her massive wealth to such a wonderful degree that she overshadowed and made the macho tech titans look like tightwads. So if she has it and wants to flaunt it, that’s her prerogative.

She says that not only are nonprofits chronically underfunded, but they are also chronically diverted from their work by fund-raising and by burdensome reporting requirements that donors often place on them.

Recession Fears

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 06:53
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What a difference a few weeks makes. After 4,556 cases of coronavirus and 85 deaths from the pandemic so far, POTUS now says the American economy may be heading towards recession, which he has described as the invisible enemy, but others fear we’re already there and going nowhere. Dow dropped below 20,000 for the first time since POTUS took office. http://howlonghasdonaldtrumpbeenpresident.com/

Abolish The Electoral College ub Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:57

POTUS ratings are under water in all the national polls. However, Donald Trump’s possible re-election might not be quite so bleak.
This one is a worst rip-off than buying a degree from Trump University.

His advantage in the Electoral College, relative to the popular vote, may now be even larger than it was in 2016, according to analysts of national election results and polling data.

GOP Pushback

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 09:00

POTUS had a free reign with Congress for the first two years since he took office, but the Democrats began to pushback after We The People voted for and now, finally even Republican US Senate is playing a game of political truth and consequences.

In fact, Senators from both sides of the aisle are trying to stop Trump from using emergency authority to sell arms to Saudi Arabia and Trump’s tariffs on Mexico mark the latest breaking point for Senate Republicans who have started a GOP pushback.

Good and Bad News ub Sat, 05/04/2019 - 19:04

As I write from one of Marriott Hotels’ four star properties while traveling on business with my favorite award winning banker, who does not want me to write a story about her experience because she believes in keeping a low profile, I learned the following.

Marriott International has come up with a new home-rental concept, aiming to take on Airbnb Inc. and other home-sharing companies in one of the lodging industry’s hottest segments. Marriott will now compete with Airbnb worldwide.

Blind Justice For Some ub Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:45

Paul John Manafort Jr. is an American lobbyist, political consultant, and convicted felon. The Republican joined Donald Trump's presidential campaign team in March 2016 and was promoted to campaign chairman from June to August 2016.

Paul Manafort’s slap on the wrist is a good example of American injustice in action While in school I may have spent more time in detention and inside the principals' office than he will now serve in his prison sentence.

Next Rising Star ub Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:34

Texas-based Nexstar may become the nation's largest local TV station owner after announcing a $6.4 billion deal to acquire Tribune's 42 stations. This deal now creates the largest commercial TV Broadcaster in the #USA.

The CEO's kindler, gentler approach towards the FCC and other regulators will see an intensified public relations blitz in securing federal approval of the Texas-sized takeover.

The Forgotten Americans

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:21

An economic agenda for a divided nation Podcast featuring a conversation with Governors John Hickenlooper and John Kasich.

This sobering account of a disenfranchised American working class and important policy solutions to the nation’s economic inequalities will take place today at 2P EDT, so tune in to watch Governors John Hickenlooper (D-Col.) and John Kasich (R-Ohio) join Brookings economist Isabel Sawhill for a discussion on advancing the economic interests of American workers who feel disenfranchised by inequality and job losses.

Justice In Doubt

Submitted by ub on Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:50

Is POTUS massive Brett Kavanaugh charade collapsing right before our eyes? What happened to government in the sunshine? Should we call in the FBI before Dr. Ford is compelled to testify? Professor Christine Blasey Ford, the research psychologist who has accused SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sex assault during his high school days, says the feds should reopen its background investigation. Kavanaugh's accuser demands an investigation before testifying https://cnn.it/2xyEHfA