• Northam Up Big In New Virginia Poll. Could this be because of the "Trump Effect?"
      A new Quinnipiac poll in Virginia finds Ralph Northam (D) with a large lead over Ed Gillespie (R) in the race for governor, 53% to 39%.

      Said pollster Peter Brown: "One number says it all. Northam's 14-point lead among independent voters is all you need to know about the race to be Virginia's next governor. The two major-party candidates do about the same among their respective party bases, but a candidate who carries independent voters by double-digits is almost always a winner."
    • --
  • x
    • Ruh Ro, looks like the wealthy will be given a tax cut after all.
      The Trump administration, bent on deregulation from the start, has now completed wholesale repeal of the "Mnuchin Rule."

      It happened in an interview with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that Politico published Wednesday. Faced with economic analyses showing the White House plan to cut corporate and personal income taxes provides big gains for wealthy Americans, Mnuchin called that result unavoidable.

      "The top 20 percent of the people pay 95 percent of the taxes," the Treasury secretary said. "The top 10 percent of the people pay 81 percent of the taxes."

      "So when you're cutting taxes across the board, it's very hard not to give tax cuts to the wealthy with tax cuts to the middle class," he concluded. "The math, given how much you are collecting, is just hard to do."

      [continued]
    • --
    • .
    • 0
    • 20
    • >> 10/18/2017 02:22 PM : .
  • x
    • .
    • 1
    • 38
    • >> 10/18/2017 02:10 PM : .
  • x