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Trump: ‘Lowering the overall tax burden on American businesses’ is ‘coming along very well’

President Donald J. Trump this week said there is a tax-reform plan in the works that aims to alleviate some of the weight pressing on American businessmen and women. The Washington Examiner has the details: "Lowering the overall tax burden on American businesses big-league, that's coming along very well. We're way ahead of schedule, I believe," Trump said in a meeting with airline industry executives Thursday morning at the White House. "And we're going to be announcing something, I would say, over the next two or three weeks that will be phenomenal, in terms of tax," the president said… Congressional Republicans have declined to set a ...

NRA: Sen. Jeff Sessions ‘will work tirelessly’ to defend Americans’ gun rights

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox in a recent column lists ways U.S. Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has helped protect law-abiding Americans’ right to bear arms, including his support of nationwide right-to-carry legislation. USA Today has the commentary: Sessions has voted to prohibit firearms confiscation during a declared state of emergency, and has opposed bans on America's most popular firearms, calling them “the essence of gun ownership today.” He has also voted in favor of a national right-to-carry amendment, which would remove the confusing patchwork of ...

Concerned Women for America president: Sessions as attorney general will stand ‘for women, children, for families’

Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance in a recent column calls for the “swift” confirmation of President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney-general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), as he will be “for women, for children, for families — for all Americans.” USA Today has the commentary: His nomination is great news for those of us who love justice and truth and who are tired of the political calculations that have plagued the DOJ under the Obama administration. Sessions will be on the side of the people as the next attorney general. He will be for women, for children, for families — for all Americans. That is a welcomed ...

Daily Signal: ‘The American people don’t like Obamacare and never have’

President-elect Donald Trump's victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicates Americans’ general displeasure with career politicians but perhaps more so his victory underscores a deep-seated dissatisfaction with President Obama’s signature health-insurance law, the so-called “Affordable Care Act” — poorly thought out, crammed through Congress without due diligence and protected against legal challenges by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Daily Signal has the story: The American people don’t like Obamacare and never have, and it’s not hard to see why. Pew and Gallup both report that year after year, more Americans say the ...

All of America’s top Democrats voted for a wall in 2006

Democrats already rebelling against President-elect Donald Trump’s promised wall should look at recent history. In 2006, President George W. Bush signed a proposal into law that ordered the Department of Homeland Security to construct around 700 miles of fencing along the southern border. The Daily Caller reported: Two-thirds of the Republican-led House approved the bill, including 64 Democrats, and 80 of 100 senators approved the bill in the Senate. Then Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton were among the 26 Democrats who approved the bill. Supporters also included Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is set to take over leadership of ...

Legal expert thanks senators for ‘giving the American people a voice in filling the vacancy left by Justice Scalia’

Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel Carrie Severino today expressed her gratitude for those senators who refused to consider President Obama’s liberal Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in the hopes of confirming a nominee more suited to fill Justice Antonin’s Scalia’s vacant seat on the bench. The Washington Examiner has the story: The power to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court was a major factor in 21 percent of voters' decisions on Election Day, and a majority of those voters, 57 percent to 40 percent, pulled the lever for Trump, according to an ABC News exit poll. Carrie Severino, the chief counsel and policy director for the ...

Policy expert: American middle class in ‘deep trouble’ over Obamacare premium increases

Americans enrolled in Obamacare will ring in the new year with Obamacare premium hikes whose deductibles under the silver plan – on average – are nearly $3,600 for singles nearly $7,500 for families. And, while those who make up to $47,080 will have help with their premiums, those who make more than $47,080 will have no help and be forced decide whether to drop their health insurance altogether. CNS News has the commentary: But a large chunk of the American middle class earns too much (more than 400 percent of the poverty level) to qualify for either the premium tax credits or the cost-sharing subsidies. If these persons don’t have, or ...

Business Insider: ‘Americans’ out-of-pocket healthcare costs are skyrocketing’

Obamacare proponents are quick to point to the relatively slow rise in premium increases of employer-sponsored health-insurance plans as a way of dismissing those frustrated by the president’s signature health-insurance law. These same critics, however, fail to consider the hidden costs of Obamacare in out-of-pocket medical expenses like deductibles, which have spiked in recent years. Business Insider has the details: In 2016, 83% of workers have a deductible — an amount that they have to pay themselves for medical care before insurance covers it — with an average of $1,478. The average deductible for workers has gone up $486, or 49%, since ...

Americans ready for tax reform, survey says

  U.S. tax-policy reform is on the forefront of Americans minds this year, according to a recent survey – which is not surprising as real-unemployment numbers remain abysmal and Americans continue to tighten their belts. CNBC has the story: That's the finding of a recent survey of 1,040 individuals conducted by WalletHub, a provider of free credit scores and reports. Nearly 57 percent of participants said that "tax fairness" — what people should pay and how much — was more important than "whatever is best for the economy," which garnered close to 23 percent… "Consumers are spending more than they should over the past few ...