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Trump’s Treasury Department is lying about its own analysis of the tax bill

Posted on December 5th, 2017 at 22:57 by John Sinteur in category: News


It doesn’t involve an inappropriate tweet or casual racism, but Alan Rappeport’s scoop about the Trump administration lying about its own internal analysis of the Republican tax plan deserves to go down as one of the most shocking stories of 2017. And the mild-mannered headline “Ahead of Vote, Promised Treasury Analysis of Tax Bill Proves Elusive” doesn’t come close to doing it justice.

Here’s the issue. For months now, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has been saying that his team will release a “dynamic” analysis of the Republican tax plan that will reveal its growth-boosting effects to be so incredible that they put deficit worries to rest. On September 28, he even said that his in-house analysis indicated the bill would reduce the deficit by $1 trillion rather than increase it.

That’s never seemed remotely plausible to me, but it’s clear that a lot of Republicans on Capitol Hill are counting on something in that neighborhood coming true to make the plan workable.

Rappeport reports that Mnuchin’s just been making it up.


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Thousands unfollow Sen. John McCain after he asks for more Twitter followers

Posted on December 5th, 2017 at 17:41 by John Sinteur in category: News


“We’re only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!” McCain tweeted out at 10:27 a.m. Monday morning from his verified account, @SenJohnMcCain

And the internet did help spread the word, but in the opposite way the senator was hoping for.

Using the hashtag #UnfollowMcCain, a mass unfollowing ensued.

“You’re kidding, right? *THIS* is what you’re concerned with?” @madmia2


By 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, about 6 hours after the senator’s original tweet, he has lost more than 17,000 followers on Twitter.

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Trump’s personal banking information handed over to Robert Mueller

Posted on December 5th, 2017 at 17:38 by John Sinteur in category: News


Donald Trump’s banking information has formally been turned over to Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who is investigating whether the president’s campaign conspired with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election.

Deutsche Bank, the German bank that serves as Trump’s biggest lender, was forced to submit documents about its client relationship with the president and some of his family members, who are also Deutsche clients, after Mueller issued the bank with a subpoena for information, according to multiple media reports. The news was first reported by Handelsblatt, the German newspaper.

The revelation makes it clear that Mueller and his team are investigating the president’s finances.

I like reading that last sentence..


Oh fuck yeah read it again, slower this time… and now in a different voice… Hang on, I’ll just turn down the lights and slip into something more comfortable first…

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