1. Lowell Ponte: “A Christmas Present for the Entire Nation”
2. James Hirsen: Anita Hill to Lead Sexual Harassment Commission?
3. Michael Stumo: Trump Designation of China as “Strategic Competitor” is a Positive Step
4. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Will the New Tax Bill Impact You and the Economy?
5. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: 1,150 Cancelled Flights in Atlanta
6. John LeBoutillier: All the President’s Problems
“A Christmas Present for the Entire Nation”
By Lowell Ponte
“President Trump has called the $1.5 trillion tax cut that Republicans are on the verge of passing ‘a Christmas present for the entire nation,’” reports the New York Times. The current tax reform is a battle between two political parties and ideologies. Democrats want to create millions of government welfare-dependent voters by heavy taxation of businesses, which then pass those taxes on to consumers in higher prices. This lets politicians pretend that they did not raise taxes on you. Under Obama, such anti-business policies greatly reduced economic growth and jobs. Free enterprise was crushed, but the welfare state and socialist ideology grew. President Trump aims to reduce taxes on business, shrink government, and spark economic growth that puts millions back to work. He is gambling that this stimulus will move companies to hire, not buy 75,000 robot workers as Amazon recently did. Trump is gambling that companies that bring trillions of dollars home from overseas will use it to expand, not simply buy back stock and reward stockholders. [more...]
Anita Hill to Lead Sexual Harassment Commission?
By James Hirsen
If there were any doubts that the entertainment community remains decidedly out of touch with the majority of its customers, the choice of Anita Hill to chair Hollywood’s newly formed Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace is the latest manifestation of a kind of tone deafness on the part of Tinseltown - especially when it comes to the Hollywood brand. Hollywood executives have chosen precisely the wrong individual to head the commission. Hill achieved fame in the early 1990s when she brought forward allegations of sexual harassment during the Senate confirmation process for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The problem for Hollywood is that Hill failed to tell the truth. Nonetheless, the left continued to attempt to smear Justice Thomas in the intervening years and even went as far as producing an HBO film, which disingenuously attempted to make Hill into a heroine. [more...]
Trump Designation of China as “Strategic Competitor” is a Positive Step
President Trump’s determination that China is a “strategic competitor” to the United States is a welcome change. The designation came as the White House released its recent National Security Strategy (NSS) as mandated by statute. We have long advanced the idea that strategic trade is necessary to protect America’s national interests. China is a threat to U.S. interests, but not necessarily in a peace versus war framework. The country is also not a ‘strategic partner’ as President Obama has said. President Trump is right to state that China is in a direct economic, military and political contest with the United States. [more...]
Will the New Tax Bill Impact You and the Economy?
It looks like the House and Senate have reached agreement on a potentially historic new tax bill. The vote could come this week on this far-reaching tax bill. The question on many people’s minds is: “Will this new tax bill be good for the economy and good for me?” How will it impact individuals and families? How will it impact businesses? Is there an impact in energy development in the new tax bill? [more...]
1,150 Cancelled Flights in Atlanta
Many passengers found themselves stranded as airlines dealt with the effects of a power failure at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - the busiest airport in the world. On Sunday at around 1:00 pm, the power failed due to a fire in an underground electrical facility that provides power to the airport. As a result, more than 1,150 flights were cancelled nationwide. This airport is a major hub for domestic and international flights, so the power outage sent disruptions across the country, affecting departing and arriving flights in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Houston as well as many others. Airlines are struggling to keep up with the effects. Delta Airlines announced that it would cancel 300 flights scheduled for Monday. [more...]
All the President’s Problems
On the latest edition of REVOLUTION_The Podcast... We dissect President Trump's - and the GOP's - problems in this post-Alabama world: the huge increase in minority and millennial turnout; the defection of suburban women; the massive gap in support for a Democratic takeover of Congress in 2018; the decline in POTUS' poll ratings even in states he won a year ago; and the crash of female support for Trump nationally down to a shocking 24%. [more...]