Morning Reads for Aug. 2, 2017

The Mooch was supposed to officially start his job on Aug 15. Which begs the question: if you work somewhere for -16 days do you have to pay the erstwhile employer?

“Here’s to the Losers” by Frank Sinatra. 

  1. Isakson talks Trump turmoil, why he won’t endorse in gubernatorial race and more. 
  2. MLK (statue) will replace Watson (statue) on Aug. 28….finally. 
  3. Sonny launches his midwest tour.
  4. None of the gubernatorial hopefuls have a clue what their healthcare policies are now. 
  5. Investors looking to strike it rich with Atlanta apartments. 
  6. Could we see a combined Delta-Air France-KLM-Virgin Atlantic airline?
  7. South Carolina falls short to Georgia again by abandoning its two nuclear plants.

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Flying home from Germany on July 8 aboard Air Force One, Trump personally dictated a statement in which Trump Jr. said he and the Russian lawyer had “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children” when they met in June 2016, according to multiple people with knowledge of the deliberations. The statement, issued to the New York Times as it prepared a story, emphasized that the subject of the meeting was “not a campaign issue at the time.” — Washington Post . There’s your Chief of Staff office-warming present Jim Kelly. Your boss attempted to cover up a… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I think calling Ivanka “eye-candy” is below the belt. Did she vastly overstate her ability to moderate her father’s policy agenda in order to protect her brand? Yes. Does she have any discernible skills that would justify a role in the White House, let alone as a senior policy adviser? No. Is she complicit in this Administration’s decisions re: Paris, LGBT rights, and a host of other issues? Yes.
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There are a host of valid criticisms to level at Ivanka Trump without reducing her down to merely her looks.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

That was meant to highlight something her Dad said of her.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Senate Dems told McConnell what they would support with respect to tax legislation. . McConnell response was that Dems weren’t needed. He’s on solid GOP ground since as Trump said “That’s such an easy one,” to increase the number of insured, reduce insurance premiums and deductibles concurrent with reducing healthcare costs and cutting government healthcare expenditures. . Massive tax cut for the rich and corporations, a piddling window-dressing cut for the middle-class, then with the Laugher curve and Trump’s promised 4% GDP growth, voila, it’s revenue neutral tax legislation. . “The problem is that once you accept the principle that… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Trickle-down economics can be sold– and bought– because it’s an ideology that seems to make a logical connection, while preying upon the lack of imagination. The logic of course breaks down as soon as you realize that extra money to businesses will be largely distributed to top officers, then shareholders, which funds they will retain for personal use. More logically, if you want to create jobs, why not just give robust job tax credits, or pay for training people in high-demand jobs/industries. These exist, and should have easy bipartisan support. Even with Kansas starting at everybody right in the face,… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

How do you forget to budget a crane on a skyscraper construction site? That like $10- 14 million right there…

https://www.bdcnetwork.com/construction-world%E2%80%99s-skinniest-tower-halts-due-ballooning-costs?eid=216357228&bid=1828073

Noway2016
Noway2016

Let’s see, they got Ailes, they got O’Reilley…they’re after Charles Payne and now Eric Bolling. They’re still on Hannity’s trail. If you dared to support Trump, well, you’re next, it seems. Any of us menfolk who’ve ever told an off colored joke in front of a woman – ever – are a target if that wall flower wants your scalp. We’re beasts!!