freitasm: "It's good to be the King"
freitasm: "It's good to be the King"
The Washington Post - Trump says, incorrectly, that he has ‘ultimate authority’ to reopen the economy
Pressed on the question of when to reopen the U.S. economy, Trump claimed Monday that he has the final word on the issue - even though the decision is actually up to the states.
“I have the ultimate authority,” Trump said, incorrectly, when asked what power he believes he has as president to restart the economy.
He added: “When somebody is the president of the United States, the authority is total."
Asked who told him that the president’s authority is total, Trump did not answer the question. “Enough,” he told a reporter. ...
Trump also declined to say whether he believes it’s possible for restrictions to be relaxed by May 1. ...
'Ask not what you can do for your country: ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.
kingdragonfly: Washington Post: Trump’s propaganda-laden, off-the-rails coronavirus briefing
neb: Someone just pointed out that there's a Trump reference in the bible. Never knew that.
"Mr. Trump, what do you, as an outsider, say about governance for the benefit of the citizens of this country?"
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geekIT:neb: Someone just pointed out that there's a Trump reference in the bible. Never knew that.
Yep, right on. Except Trump's the ugly festering sore.
The mark of the beast is "MAGA", the image being worshipped is Trump, and those who believe him and ignore precautions are more likely to get it, it's actually scarily on-topic.
The Executive Summary:
About 82 percent of the benefits of a tax policy change in the coronavirus relief package will go to just 43,000 taxpayers who are millionaires.
More than 80 percent of the benefits of a tax change tucked into the coronavirus relief package Congress passed last month will go to those who earn more than $1 million annually, according to a report by a nonpartisan congressional body expected to be released Tuesday.
The provision, inserted into the legislation by Senate Republicans, temporarily suspends a limitation on how much owners of businesses formed as “pass-through” entities can deduct against their nonbusiness income, such as capital gains, to reduce their tax liability. ...
Suspending the limitation will cost taxpayers about $90 billion in 2020 alone, part of a set of tax changes that will add close to $170 billion to the national deficit over the next 10 years, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), the nonpartisan congressional body. ...
Nothing much has changed since 2018 ...
BBC News - Trump halts funding to WHO
"I am directing my administration to halt funding while a review is conducted to access the World Health Organisation's role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus," says Trump.
"The WHO failed in its basic duty and it must be held accountable" ... "So much death has been caused by their mistakes," he says.
"The plans to reopen the country are close to being finalised," says Trump, and could be even earlier than 1 May.
"I will be speaking to all 50 governors very shortly and I will be authorising each individual governor of each individual state to implement a plan" to open, he says, "at a time and manner that is most appropriate".
"The day will be very close," he pledges, saying that over 20 states are "in completely good shape and we think we’re going to get them open quickly". ...