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Patagonia CEO: Im Not Going To Stand Back And Just Let Evil Win

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

Continuing his obsession with trying to undo everything President Barack Obama accomplished while in office, Donald Trump on Monday moved to radically reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

In an anti-environmentalist maneuver that is overwhelmingly opposed by Native American tribal leaders in the region, Trump wants to reduce the size of the moment designation by nearly 90 percent.

Who’s happy about the radical shift? Businesses that want to use the protected land for profit by extracting oil and gas.

“The drillers, miners and frackers who were shut out by Bill Clinton and Barack Obama’s use of the Antiquities Act would have new leases on life,” CNN reports.

Trump’s unprecedented move to shrink a U.S. monument is certain to spark a protracted court case. Trump’s effort “could alter the course of American land conservation, possibly opening millions of protected public acres to oil and gas extraction, mining, logging and other commercial activities,” The New York Times reports.


Dem lawmaker: Manafort is guilty of treason

Source: The Hill

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, on Monday alleged that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort committed treason by drafting an op-ed with a Russian associate with ties to the Kremlin.

“The nerve. At this point, let’s just call this what it is, treason,” Swalwell wrote on Twitter. “He’s out on bail in the #TrumpRussia investigation and he’s giving comfort and aid to an enemy.”

Swalwell had quoted a tweet that included screenshots of the court documents from the special counsel.

A prosecutor working on the special counsel investigation argued in court documents that Manafort’s request to be released from house arrest should be denied due to the draft op-ed.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/363263-dem-lawmaker-manafort-is-guilty-of-treason

This Manafort character / traitorous asshole needs to thrown in jail----------------then the sessions and the Pence's and Kushers's and Trumps, and anyone else can see what they are to be seeing really soon----------your Traitors

Over the Sunday weekend Mick Mulvaney went on the news program Face the Nation

now that this asshole has two hats to really screw the taxpayers this Sunday this jerk basically said that he is for the Chained CPI so read and open the video to watch how a cretin he is, he really a right wing hack--------------------FUCK YOU MULVANEY , you and Ryan attacking the IRS is dangerous-------------your plan is make the IRS obsolete and without this agency being decimated too catch cheats like your boss should be called out----------and also FUCK YOU on the Chained CPI


"Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney says the administration is open to seeing minor changes in the current corporate tax rate in order to move ahead on passing the Republican-led overhaul of the nation's tax code.

"The president said that he might be okay with a 22 percent corporate rate instead of a 20 percent corporate rate. Is that right? And why the change?" CBS News' John Dickerson asked Mulvaney Sunday morning.

"I think what you heard the president say is, 'Look, we're very close to the finish line.' You know he's wanted a 15 percent rate from the very beginning. That move to a 20 percent rate is part of the discussion. My understanding is that the Senate has a 20 percent rate now. The House has a 20 percent rate now. We're happy with both of those numbers," Mulvaney said.

"If something small happens in conference that gets us across the finish line, we'll look at it on a case-by-case basis," he added. "But I don't think you'll see any significant change in our position on the corporate taxes."

Transcript: OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on "Face the Nation"
The Senate tax bill, which passed early Saturday, lowers the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, as Republicans originally intended. The cuts are permanent.

An amendment from Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah that would have increased the corporate tax rate to nearly 21 percent in exchange for a more generous child tax credit failed overnight Friday before the final vote. But Mr. Trump -- who had initially floated a 15 percent rate -- suggested the tax rate may end up being more than 20 percent.

"Business tax all the way down from 35 to 20. It could be 22 when it comes out but it could also be 20. We'll see what ultimately comes out," the president told reporters Saturday morning before leaving for fundraisers in New York.

Congress will still need to reconcile the Senate's version of tax reform with the House-passed version, which also lowers corporate taxes from 35 percent to 20 percent.

Mulvaney maintains, however, that taxes will indeed be simpler for "ordinary Americans."

"They [tax simplifications] will be for ordinary people," said Mulvaney. "For small businesses, they're still going to be fairly complex. But they always were. You know when you sign up to be a pass-through entity that your life is going to be fairly complicated for taxes. But for ordinary folks it will be."

He added, "There's not a lot of new regulations. Yeah, you're going to change the way we treat, again, pass-through entities. But a lot of the deductions are gone. A lot of the loopholes."

Mulvaney said as a result, Americans are "not going to see a dramatic increase in the size of the IRS in order to administer this law."

Mulvaney -- who is now pulling double duty for the Trump administration as the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB -- said as small groups in the House and Senate "hold the government hostage," he predicts Americans will not see the federal government shut down.

"I think there's a group of right-wingers in the House who say they want to shut the government down. There's a group of Democrats who want to shut the government down over DACA. And there's a group of lawmakers from some of the hurricane states who want to shut the government down until they get what they want," he said.

"This just sheds light on the fact that the appropriations, the spending system, is broken when any little group can sort of hold the government hostage," he said. "We need to get beyond that. I think that we will, I don't think you'll see a government shutdown."

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All one has to do is type in on Google Mick Mulvaney on You Tube and see what they have on this asshole---------------he attacks the working poor and the middle class on and in everything, there is not one nice item.......................

Trump is coming to Utah to perform dramatic feat Monday:make big national monuments mostly disappear

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Like a political magician, President Donald Trump is expected to perform a dramatic trick on a Utah stage Monday: making disappear most of the state’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

“We’re going to Utah — we’re going to be doing something that the state of Utah and others have wanted to be done for many, many years,” Trump told reporters this morning. “It will be one of the great, really, events in this country for a long time. So important for states’ rights and so important for the people of Utah — and I know a lot of you will be coming with me, we’ll have a lot of time to talk.”

Native American tribes and environmental groups are already booing the act — which leaked documents indicate may reduce Bears Ears by 85 percent and Grand Staircase by half, and replace them with five new, much smaller monuments.
Opponents plan to file lawsuits seeking to reverse an expected executive order they say would be devastating. For example, Jennifer Rokala, executive director of the Center for Western Priorities, calls it “the largest elimination of protections for lands and wildlife in U.S. history.”

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2017/12/04/trump-is-coming-to-utah-to-perform-dramatic-feat-monday-make-big-national-monuments-mostly-disappear/

"But Utah political leaders from Sen. Orrin Hatch to Gov. Gary Herbert argued that Obama — and Clinton — did not listen to local concerns when they created the sprawling monuments. They say the designation hurts ranching, mining and other potential activities there."

Hey Hatch and your worthless governor, of the state, you two really are a racists and bigots

'We'll see the battle lines': Trump faced by Native American alliance over Bears Ears

On Monday, Donald Trump will visit Salt Lake City. He is expected to formally announce plans to substantially shrink two Utah national monuments: Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears.

'As close as the US gets to Egypt’s pyramids': how Chaco Canyon is endangered by drilling
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A review of national monuments was conducted by the interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, who recommended boundary changes to 10 such areas. In seeking to open up more land for development and extractive industries, Trump has the support of Utah’s all-Republican congressional delegation.

Orrin Hatch, the senator who invited Trump to Utah, said in a video statement the “outcome” the president will announce “strikes an excellent balance where everybody wins”.

Thousands of demonstrators, however, gathered at the state capitol on Saturday in a show of solidarity with Native American tribes that say the move against Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante is nothing less than a “monumental mistake”.

A coalition of five Utah tribes with ties to the land – the Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute, Ute Indian Tribe, Hopi and the Pueblo of Zuni – has vowed to oppose any shrinkage of the national monument. Before the formation of the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, in 2015, the tribes had never come together. Their leaders say legal action is likely if Trump announces a reduction.


Cop fired after commenting 'love this' on Charlottesville rally car attack photo

Source: The Hill

A Springfield, Mass. police officer has been fired after making inflammatory comments on Facebook in August about the fatal car attack at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., according to MassLive.

Conrad Lariviere reportedly wrote, “Hahahaha love this. Maybe people shouldn't block roadways,” in a comment on an article about the car that struck a crowd of counter-protestors at the rally, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring others.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/363103-massachusetts-cop-fired-after-commenting-love-this-on-a-photo-of-car

You know, out of uniform in uniform, and everyone that works for someone, you represent who you work for during and after work and if you can't take responsibility for representing you employer during work and out off work time, then you should be fired.

Trump rolling back Obama rule on pooling restaurant tips

Source: The Hill

The Trump administration is rolling back an Obama-era rule that bans employers from pooling workers’ tips.

The Labor Department announced plans Monday to issue a proposed rule to change the Fair Labor Standards Act regulation and allow employers to pool the tips of workers who make full minimum wage and share them with non-tipped workers.

The National Restaurant Association has been fighting hard for the rule change to eliminate what it has said is a pay disparity between waitresses in the front of the house and cooks in the kitchen.
“These “back of the house’ employees contribute to the overall customer experience, but may receive less compensation than their traditionally tipped co-workers,” the Labor Department said in its news release.


Read more: http://thehill.com/regulation/labor/363091-trump-rolling-back-obama-rule-on-pooling-restaurant-tips

This is just fucked up--------------to make this really simple, the assholes over in the restaurant industries, could, mind you, pay everyone a hourly wages, they, the restaurant assholes, then could put on the menu list that tips will not be accepted, the restaurant industry in my opinion is a form of slave labor

The Atrocious Big Pharma Record Of The New HHS Nominee

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

It should come as no shock that Trump has nominated Alex Michael Azar II, a former Pharma executive and lobbyist, to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). After all, Trump named Scott Gottlieb, a Pharma consultant and stock speculator FDA Commissioner and EPA opponent Scott Pruitt to be head of the EPA. Azar would replace Tom Price, who resigned amid a scandal over his use of taxpayer money for his personal and official travel.

While serving as president of Lilly USA, Azar presided over a tripling of the price of its insulin. But that is just the tip of the iceberg.

Azar was vice president of Lilly’s U.S. Managed Healthcare Services in 2009 when the company paid $1.415 billion to settle criminal charges for illegally promoting its antipsychotic Zyprexa for off-label uses. Only four years earlier the company had pleaded guilty for similar illegal promotion of its hormone drug Evista.

“The company made hundreds of millions of dollars by trying to convince health care providers that Zyprexa was safe for unapproved uses,” said Laurie Magid, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, “putting thousands and thousands of patients at risk.” Specifically, Lilly promoted Zyprexa for the elderly despite an increased risk of death in those with dementia. In its own published data which it hid from doctors and regulators according to the New York Times 30 percent of patients on Zyprexa gained 22 pounds or more, 16 percent gained 66 pounds or more and some patients gained over 100 pounds. The drug also caused ever-rising blood sugar levels.


So this guy is for breaking the law---------shocker---------

And he is all for greed at the expense of death caused by a drugs-------------then other words he's a death panel member of the sexual predators team if he is confirmed

Fuck you

A Tax Law For The Forbes 400

Reprinted with permission from DCreport.org

Buried in the in the two tax bills being rushed through Congress is a fleet of lucrative opportunities to escape taxes, though no one is talking about this costly and unnecessary problem.

By the way, you won’t qualify for these tax favors unless you are mega-rich. The bills create tax avoidance yachts, not small sailboats or dinghies—and certainly not life rafts.

Think of the twin tax bills as the Forbes 400 Tax Forgiveness Act of 2017.

As much as two-thirds of the tax savings will go to the 1%—and of that, the savings will overwhelmingly go to the tenth- and hundredth- of 1%. The savings will help those whose incomes range from a few million dollars a year to more than a billion dollars a year. The official analyses by Congressional experts show that over the next decade everyone making less than $75,000 a year will pay more tax so that the super-rich can pay much less.


David Cay Johnson and his team at DCreport.org are amazing

After Implicating Himself On Twitter, Trump Desperately Lashes Out At FBI, Clinton

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

If you thought things couldn’t get much worse for Donald Trump after Friday’s guilty plea by disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, then you don’t know Donald Trump.

On Saturday, Trump made what appeared to be an extraordinary admission that he knew Flynn was guilty of lying to the FBI when he fired Flynn, which would mean he also knew that when he pressed then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the Flynn investigation.

The White House subsequently embarked on a dubious attempt at damage control, insisting that the admission was actually drafted by Trump lawyer John Dowd in an attempt to shield Trump from legal liability. But even if true, Dowd’s involvement doesn’t change the fact that it was Trump who tweeted the admission, a fact that sent Trump into a panicked flurry of lies and distraction Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Trump began by comparing Flynn’s crime with Hillary Clinton’s total exoneration by the FBI, falsely implying a “double standard” in the way the interviews were handled, and inventing “lies” that Hillary Clinton never told:


What dumb fuck, think about it he is an absolute dumb fuck, and his "lawyers" belong on tv show------don't call us for representation, we can't handle law

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