Morning Reads – Friday, August 2, 2019

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bethebalance
bethebalance

Credit to Stefan Passantino for trying to innovate a new way for campaign money to be funneled directly back to– in this case– Tom Price, but I don’t think it should even be a close call. I’m a bit surprised any FEC Commissioner would agree, but my surprise probly just reflects my naivete. Putting old campaign funds into a c4 would not only explicitly violate the requirement of distributions to a charitable purpose upon campaign dissolution, but it would also be a new nonprofit, not an existing one. Which means any ex-candidate could just start a new nonprofit and conveniently… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

There’s the condo in Nashville an property on St. Simon’s, and travel by private jet is expensive.

xdog
xdog

Anyone going to the Pence-a-rama this morning? How about tomorrow, when David Perdue speaks after breakfast and Karen Handel after lunch?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It’s an event and company that’ll play well for Handel in a GA-6 general if she gets there.

chamblee54
chamblee54

There has never been a rock and roll palace quite like Richards

Gregs
Gregs

I can’t imagine that counties and the state are missing out on 82 million dollars in sales tax revenue but if this author is correct it is malpractice at its worst.

https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/where-are-all-the-walmart-property-and-sales-tax-dollars-part-i/Content?oid=13038418

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The $82M figure is a whopper. That’s $1.37B in untaxed sales.

But hey, Georgia Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham was dispatched after objecting to a Shady Deal pre-Governorship shady deal.

Gregs
Gregs

Yes, but add in the under-valuation on the properties where Walmart is located and we’re talking real money and across the board malfeasance. We’re due for an economic downturn and simply can’t leave this much money on the table. I’m looking for the actual study but our elected officials need to pay attention.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Speaking of tax revenue. It didn’t take long for Kemp to bring poor judgement from his SoS time to the Governor’s office. Last year’s tax revenue was shaping up to be less than he had projected, so state agencies and school districts were allowed to skip a payment into the State Health Benefit Plan. Because underfunding plans in good times is what Trumpers. do. We’re only two months into Georgia’s FY2020, and Kemp has already said its time to “star reeling things back”, a sign he’s blown it again. But hey, a state income tax cut to 5.5% is under… Read more »

Gregs
Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The numbers are phony anyway. Trump said so himself: when the numbers were only 1-2% higher than they are now: “Unemployment is a totally phony number.” “The numbers are phony. These are all phony numbers. Numbers given to politicians to look good. These are phony numbers.” “Nobody has jobs. … It is not a real economy. It is a phony set of numbers. They cooked the books.” “You hear a 5 percent unemployment rate. It’s such a phony number. That number was put in for presidents and for politicians so that they look good to the people.” “The phony 5… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Notwithstanding explanations to the contrary, the thing to do with an infestation is to exterminate it.