Republicans Don’t Believe Trump’s Own Words if it Makes Him Look Bad

President Donald Trump fired the FBI director and later explained in a news interview that part of the reason why the FBI director was fired was the ongoing Russian investigation against Trump and his campaign.  Of course, when the firing was first announce the president said the real reason was the botched Hillary investigation by the FBI.  He didn’t want to say that he fired a guy because he was tired of the guy investigating him for criminal wrongdoing.  That would be . . . a crime!  But eventually he stopped caring and admitted it–he fired Comey over the Russian investigation.

Even though Trump has now come right out and said that he fired Comey due to the investigation, republicans REFUSE to believe that the Russian investigation had anything to do with the firing.  Trump tells them the reason right to their face and yet, they don’t believe it.  His supporters seem unwilling to believe anything negative about Trump, even when he himself admits it.



Massive Tax Increase Under Trump Tax Plan

The Trump tax plan will, of course, save the rich millions of dollars.  It will also help some people at the bottom by pushing them off the tax rolls.  The middle class, however, will get beaten over the head with a massive tax increase.  Essentially, Trump’s plan would eliminate the mortgage interest deduction that middle-class American homeowners depend on.  It would also eliminate other tax deductions middle-class Americans depend on such as the mortgage insurance deduction and state income tax deduction.  Translation: if you are in the middle class, be prepared for Trump to tax you heavily if his plan passes.

An example:

Take a single female who’s earning $65,000 a year and paying $1,000 a month in rent in Colorado. She decides to make a little higher monthly payment to become a homeowner. She puts 5 percent down on a $265,000 condo, which increases her monthly housing costs to $1,193 (principal and interest). That’s a common scenario for a first-time buyer like her, because while her costs go up, she now has a home of her own and the chance to build equity over time.

But under today’s tax code, her monthly costs actually go down, according to an NAR analysis, because when she claims all of the itemized deductions available to her as a home owner, she ends up with a net tax benefit of over $3,300, or roughly $275 a month, compared to what she would get by taking the standard deduction. When that $275 a month is factored into her monthly housing costs, she’s paying significantly less than she was as a renter.

Under the Administration’s tax plan, that advantage goes away almost entirely because she can only deduct her mortgage interest and charitable contributions Without the option to deduct real estate taxes, state and local taxes, and mortgage insurance premiums, her net tax advantage over taking the standard deduction falls to a little more than $150. Although that’s still a net gain, it’s just a shadow of her current benefits and not nearly enough to bring her monthly housing costs down to what she was paying when renting.

The bottom line is that for 95% of homeowners in America, the Trump tax plan will destroy the mortgage interest deduction.  The middle class bailed out the rich and the poor during the Great Recession–they bailed out the rich bankers who destroyed the economy and the poor who took out loans they couldn’t afford.  Looks like the middle class will be bailing out the rich and the poor once again.

UK Parliament Attack

Update 5:  ‘A guy ran past me and stabbed cop with big knife

Update 4: Sky News confirms 2 dead in attack.

Update 3: Attack comes exactly 1 year after Brussels attack.

Update 2: Statement from mayor of London.

Update 1:  Video from the scene (showing injured people).

One woman is confirmed dead.  As of now it is possible that there were two attackers, one who drove a large vehicle into a crowd and seriously injured about 10 people, and a second who stabbed a police officer and was shot by other officers.  It is of course possible it was one man who drove the vehicle, got out and then was shot.  We are waiting for more clarification.

There also is unconfirmed information that the incident was warned about in a 4chan internet post from yesterday.  Unconfirmed.

Trump Humiliated by Comey Congressional Hearing

The big news out of the Comey congressional hearing today is that the FBI confirms it is now investigating ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian intelligence services.  In response to the hearing, Donald Trump tweeted that Russia “did not influence” the electoral process.  It’s a flat out lie.  But more importantly Trump’s tweet appears to all but certainly confirm that Donald Trump operates the White House as  the American propaganda arm of Russia.  He has disrespected the White House and has cheapened the Office of Presidency.

Sadly, the Republican stooges during the congressional hearing could not even bring themselves to mention the bear in the room–Russia’s attempts to influence our presidential election.  Instead, all they could muster was a half-baked attempt to show that the leakers were the “bad guys” . . . . pay no attention to the leak itself, though, comrade Americans!  Representative Nunes the House Intelligence Committee chair humiliated himself, and showed himself to be a sick kiss up.  It’s almost as if the Russians have something on him as well.

It was also funny to watch Congressman Trey Gowdy put on his best self-righteous prosecutor show to be outraged at the release of information by members of the intelligence community.  Nevermind that the information proved that one of Trump’s top minions, Michael Flynn, was a pathological and public liar.  Nope, Gowdy was upset that classified information was leaked!  Nevermind that Gowdy himself incompetently leaked the name of a CIA source in 2015, thereby exposing classified information.  Do you think he will ask for himself to be arrested for releasing classified information?  Or maybe just for being a huge suck up and imbecile?

This follows a long line of recent examples of Trump pushing Russian propaganda.  Most recently, we had the Trump White House pushing the lie that the British were wiretapping Trump during the election.  When the British became upset, however, they had to backtrack significantly.  It seems our allies don’t like it when we tell lies about them.  Especially when the lies are manufactured and pushed by the Russians.

The underlying takeaway from the hearing today, however, is that Russia interfered with our elections.  The intent clearly was to hurt Hillary Clinton and to help Trump.

It is also clear that members of the Trump entourage were well aware of the hacking and were even aware of specific instances of hacking.  The best of example of this is Roger Stone, a core Trump flunky, who publicly began talking about the leaking of John Podesta’s (a Hillary flunky) e-mails before they were even leaked to the public.  In other words, a Russian source was obviously keeping Stone (if not Trump himself) updated on all of their hacking.

The FBI is on the record now as investigating the Trump campaign, and even Trump himself, for their involvement in the Russian hacking scandal.  Stay tuned.






Trump Plan to Mobilize 100,000 National Guard Troops to Round Up Mexicans, Final Solution in the Works

The AP reports that Trump is preparing a plan to call up 100,000 national guard troops to round up Mexicans and put them in camps.  Best case scenario is that he only deports them.

Trump’s spokeshole says this is a lie, but Spicer is a pathological liar just like his boss, so his statements are worthless.  You have to look at their conduct and not at their words.  In reality, there is a draft memo for the plan.  You can read it here.



Trump’s Trash Mike Flynn

​”Just spoke to @realDonaldTrump, who has indicated he has full confidence in me. Unbelievable politically-motivated accusations from Dems!”

“We will shortly be releasing a statement about the supposedly “illegal” IMAGINARY discussion I had with the Russian Ambassador. Stay tuned!”

Statement: “I’m resigning”

Low energy!

Moscow Mike Flynn, Trump’s Failed National Security Advisor Resigns

Out Out Out!!!  LOCK HIM UP!!  Putin’s minion in the White House has resigned after it became clear his head is deeply up Putin’s behind.  The White House was warned that Moscow Mike Flynn was a traitor back in January, but instead of taking action, the incompetent Trump dimwits sat on the information and fired the messenger.

The acting attorney general informed the Trump White House late last month that she believed Michael Flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail, current and former U.S. officials said.

Whatever the case, it is thanks to real reporters that we learned the story behind Moscow Mike and his links with Putin.  Even with those links though, Flynn only really became toast after he lied to the Vice President, Mike Pence.

Even more pathetic is the fact that Moscow Mike Flynn led the charge against Hillary Clinton and her e-mail server–the one nobody cared about the day after the election (it was so important though the day before, right!!??!).  Flynn is a disgrace.

Grab some popcorn, this is only the beginning: