The GOP Tries To Trash The CBO

Today, March 13, 2017,  the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the GOP American Health Care Act. In its analysis, the CBO concluded, among other things the GOP finds very annoying, that in 2018, 14 million Americans would lose their health insurance. Ironically, Trump, in January, said that the “repeal and replace” solution provided by the GOP, would…

DHS Concludes Trump’s Travel/Immigration Ban Of No Value

There are three connected stories here.  All three of these stories concern the Department of Homeland Security’s  conclusion after examining all available information that the travel and immigration ban proposed by Trump provides no significant value in terms of national security.  ….. One is that the Trump administration asked the Department of Homeland Security to prepare a report that concluded…

Trump’s New Deportation Rules — February 21, 2017

Just a couple of things that spring immediately to mind after reading about Trump’s new deportation rules for people in the United States illegally: 1) What will become of the millions of children who have been born in the US to the immigrants here illegally? Since the children — having been born here in the United States — are citizens…

Trump Spreads His Own Fake News

Honestly, we can’t make this stuff up. At his “campaign event” rally in Melbourne, Florida, on February 18, 2017, Trump claimed that something awful had happened the previous day in Sweden. Specifically, he said, “We’ve got to keep our country safe,” Trump said at a rally on Saturday. “You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night…

Trump Signs Law Permitting Waste Dumping By Mining Companies

On Feb. 16, Trump signed legislation rolling back a rule established by the Obama administration that prohibited mining companies from dumping their waste into streams and rivers. The Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule was designed to protect waterways from coal mining waste. The rule was finalized in December 2016. Apparently, to the GOP members of the legislature and…

Trump’s Anti-Travel And Anti-Immigration Ban Is Absurd In So Many Ways

The anti-travel and anti-immigration Executive Order Trump signed on January 27, 2017, is a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Specifically, the clause states, ” Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Trump and his people have consistently said that Trump’s travel and…