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Trump has publicly criticized just about everyone — even loyalists like Mitch McConnell and Jeff Sessions. The one notable exception is Vladimir Putin.Trump has never criticized him. In fact, he goes to great lengths to defend Putin.

Source: Perspectives: NY Times — Combative Trump Pulls His Punches for One Man: Putin

 

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It appears that repealing the Affordable Care Act, derogatorily known as Obamacare, is not viable and with no chance for success. However there are actions Trump can take to force its failure. Robert Reich tells us how Trump can sabotage the Affordable Care Act.

Source: Perspectives: Robert Reich tells us how Trump can sabotage the Affordable Care Act’

 

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Make no mistake: The Senate’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is not a healthcare bill. It’s a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, paid for by a dramatic reduction in healthcare funding for approximately 23 million poor, disabled, and working middle-class Americans. America’s wealthiest taxpayers (earning more than $200,000 a year, $250,000 for couples) would get a tax cut totaling $346 billion over 10 years.

Source: Perspectives: Washington Post — Which Republican senators will walk the plank for this terrible health-care bill? (more…)

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Mitch McConnell has promised Senate Republicans they’ll receive draft legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act Thursday, with a floor vote next week.

Source: Perspectives: The Hill — GOP hits the gas on ObamaCare repeal

 

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The overdone job creation rhetoric has been useless. There has been no action taken on putting America’s unemployed back to work, and because of all talk and no action, Obama and Congress have lost credibility on the issue.

President Obama repeatedly has promised he would prioritize jobs, that it was his main goal. Just a few examples: November 22, 2008 — Obama outlines job-creation plan; July 15, 2009 — Creating jobs is biggest challenge; January 27, 2010 — “jobs must be our number one focus in 2010, and that is why I am calling for a new jobs bill tonight.”

Congress’ speechifying has also incessantly preached the need to put America back to work. And they have not taken any steps to make that happen.

Now, Obama, again, is going to give us more job creation rhetoric, and essentially the same old political and nice sounding words and phrases will be repeated. It will be packaged differently, but he will say the same thing he has been saying right along. For example, he will stress the need to invest in building America’s infrastructure; tax cuts and incentives for businesses so they will start hiring; one-year extension of a payroll tax cut for workers and an extension of expiring jobless benefits, among some other to-do’s  of the same old talk.

Therefore, if his and Congress’ history on this issue is any measure, Obama’s jobs plan cannot be taken seriously?

You see, whatever Obama says …

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