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Lewandowski: President Trump’s tax reform plan will have three big components

Corey Lewandowski, a political commentator and former campaign manager for Trump in 2016, expects Trump’s tax reform plan will have three parts. He expects that the plan will lead to less cash flowing overseas, tax deductions for middle-class families and a more simplified tax code. The Hill has the scoop: "You will see the repatriation of money coming back from overseas, which is going to be a huge boost to the economy. You will see the increase in deductions from middle-class and working families so they have more deductions. And you will see the simplifying of the tax burden, the tax code," he added. Lewandowski pointed to how Trump will ...

Americans can’t stop abusing their “gold-plated government credit card”; U.S. yearly deficit projected at $693 billion

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government alone will run a $693 billion deficit this year because Americans and the federal government lack self-control from borrowing outrageous amounts of money that Americans once paid for the old fashioned way. The Washington Examiner has the details:   According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government will run a $693 billion deficit this year, an upward revision from $534 billion in March. Acting as if we have a gold-plated government credit card, we Americans buy more government services than we pay for. As my 2nd grade teacher might have put it, this ...

GOP leaders unveil revised healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

This week, Senate Republican leaders released their revised version of the healthcare bill aiming to repeal and replace Obamacare. GOP leaders included new changes in the hopes of winning over additional votes from conservatives and moderates. The Hill has the full report: Importantly, the bill largely keeps the Medicaid sections the same, meaning that deeper cuts to the program will still begin in 2025, and the funds for ObamaCare’s expansion of Medicaid will still end in 2024. The changes to Medicaid have emerged as a top concern for moderates such as Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)...

AG Jeff Sessions: Defiant sanctuary cities ‘tie the hands of law enforcement’

Sanctuary cities, accused by President Trump’s administration of undermining federal laws in regards to illegal immigration, think they have found a loop hole – claiming the federal statute does not require cities to collect immigration status information. These jurisdictions will continue to jeopardize the safety of millions of families and law enforcement officials just to secure their federal “funds.” The Washington Times has the details: “So-called ‘sanctuary’ policies tie the hands of law enforcement by rejecting common sense and undermining federal laws that would remove criminal, illegal aliens from the streets and remove them ...

ICYMI: House passes Kate’s Law, a bill that would ‘crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them’

Yesterday, the House passed legislation that would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and increase the penalties for deported immigrants who try to return to the U.S. The bill was named after Kate Steinle, a woman murdered two years ago in ‘sanctuary city’ San Francisco by an illegal immigrant who went through multiple deportations. Fox News has the story: He should not have been here, and she should not have died,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday, in a final push for Kate’s Law, an earlier version of which was blocked in the Senate last year. “Our job here is to make sure that those professionals have the tools that they ...

Conservatives Slam Governor Christie For Threatening Government Shutdown

Joint statement by Jenny Beth Martin, President & Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots, Colin Hanna, President of Let Freedom Ring USA, Inc., and Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, in response to Governor Christie’s government shutdown threat  “Governor Christie’s healthcare cash grab is a political vendetta. Now he’s threatening to shut down the government, punish Garden State taxpayers and take away people’s healthcare, all because of a political vendetta. As the Wall Street Journal rightly put it, ‘Mr. Christie’s raid is a tax and regulatory mugging masked as public charity.’” ###

New House spending bill includes provisions creating more congressional oversight of financial regulatory agencies

This week, the House Appropriations Committee introduced spending legislation with provisions that would add restrictions for financial regulatory agencies and cut IRS spending by $149 million. If enacted, the bill would give Congress total control over the federal government’s financial regulatory system and prevent those agencies from creating rules in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Additionally, the bill would prevent the Securities and Exchange Commission from creating a rule requiring corporations to fully disclose donations to political candidates and political action committees. The Hill reported: The ...

Speaker Ryan: Anthem Obamacare withdrawal in Wisc., Indiana forcing people to ‘scramble’ to find new plans, doctors

Anthem announced yesterday that it would be leaving the Obamacare exchanges for Indiana and Wisconsin in 2018. The health insurance plan provider will still provide plans off the exchange for a select few counties in both states; however, purchasers will not be able to use tax subsidies for their coverages. The Washington Examiner has the full story: Anthem said in a statement it made its decision because "the individual market remains volatile." It blamed uncertainty ahead over whether it would receive insurance payments from the federal government, as well as whether the government would enforce the Obamacare law that requires people to have ...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke: Trump’s budget plan ‘is what a balanced budget looks like’

“This is what a balanced budget looks like,” Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said, remaining on-topic as he stood strong supporting Trump’s $1.6 billion in funding cuts while liberals from several committees peppered Zinke with questions regarding Trump and other questions unrelated to the budget. The Washington Post has the commentary: “I support the president’s budget,” Zinke said, tough decisions and all. “It does not favor oil and gas and coal over any other strategy.” Committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) supported Trump’s effort to seek revenue from gas exploration in her state, which she said ...

DHS rescinds DAPA policy that would have shielded illegal-immigrant parents whose children are lawful residents

The Department of Homeland Security this week rescinded DAPA, an Obama-era immigration policy that – if it weren’t in limbo per a Supreme Court stay on a lower-court injunction – would have authorized three-year work permits for the illegal-immigrant parents of children who are lawful U.S. residents. The Washington Examiner has the details: DHS Secretary John Kelly signed a memo on Thursday directing his employees not to carry out an instruction his predecessor, Jeh Johnson, had put in writing in November 2014 that sought to extend a 2012 program aimed at the illegal immigrant community. Kelly made the decision to revoke the policy ...