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A Cancer Growing on Congress


There is a cancer growing on Congress.  It is the curse of party-line voting.  The biggest legislation of the Trump administration is the tax bill, passed with only Republican votes.  And the biggest of the Obama administration:  Obamacare, again passed on a party-line vote with only Democrats.

Party-line voting has grown dramatically in the last 40 years.  In the 1970s, party unity voting was around 60 percent but today it is 90 percent.  Sadly it has become the new normal.

Such partisanship is cancerous because it cuts out all the people and ideas of one political party. And it leads to rushed votes, without the expected give and take and amendments of a quality legislative process. It also leads to weak laws because what can be passed by one party’s vote can be undone later by the other party’s vote.

This is no way to run a government.  I vote for more collaboration and less hyper-partisanship in 2018.

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Jerry Bowyer: On Tax Reform: Businesses Take “Wait and See” Approach

Jordan Peterson

Republican leaders are now out with their proposal for tax reform.

The good news is the plan is pro-growth. It really could get us out of the lurch, giving corporations a mechanism to bring almost 3 trillion dollars home from abroad, and to reinvest that money right here … in America.

The bad news—or the concerning news—is we’re running out of time.

The plan allows businesses to fully expense many equipment purchases. But until the tax passes, business are going to take a “wait and see” approach.

Why buy equipment now if you can wait till tax reform passes?—when you can then buy and deduct the expense right away?

If the tax reform takes too long to pass, the economy will slow, and the GOP could enter a mid-term election in the midst of a slow-down or even a recession—and they’ll pay a price.

No, this tax plan is not perfect, but it’s a vast improvement over what we have now.

Republicans and moderate Democrats ought to move quickly to pass it.

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“Can General Kelly Bring Military Discipline to the White House?”

White House, Obamacare, shooting, Paris Climate Agreement

The Townhall Review–August 5, 2017.

President Trump enthusiastically welcomes newly appointed General John Kelly as the new Chief of Staff. Hugh Hewitt speaks with James Hohman, Political Correspondent for the Washington Post, about how General Kelly is shaking things up at the White House. Mike Gallagher turns to Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller on the White House staff scandal involving a now arrested aide to the former DNC Head Debby Wasserman Schultz. Michael Medved speaks with Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson on his plan to break the GOP healthcare logjam. Hugh Hewitt asks Molly Ball, staff writer of the Atlantic Magazine, about the White House Chief of Staff replacement. Dennis Prager interviews Alex Epstein, head of The Center for Industrial Progress in San Diego, about former Vice President Al Gore’s newly released documentary, “An Inconvenient Sequel.” Hugh Hewitt speaks with retired Admiral and former head of the US Navy’s Southern Command, James Stavridis about Venezuela moving to a full military dictatorship, led by President Nicolas Maduro. Larry Elder speaks with Professor and Lawyer Keith Fink on the First Amendment situation at UCLA that led to his firing. Mike Gallagher invites author Dinesh D’Souza on the show to talk about his new book, “The Big Lie: Exposing Nazi Roots of the American Left.”


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