Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Trump: Join Me in Honoring the Critical Role of Women in America

Trump: Join Me in Honoring the Critical Role of Women in America

On Wednesday, which is today, which is called International Women's Day, President Trump took time on Twitter to honor and express his respect for women and he gave them credit for the vita roles they play in American society.  International Women's Day has been celebrated since the early 1990's.
Since Donald Trump's inauguration, there have been numerous women in Hollywood that have been protesting Trump's inauguration and have been saying that he will roll back the gains many women have made in the work force for the last few decades.  My response to many of the women critics of Donald Trump is to find out how many women are employed in the Trump Organization and what positions many of them occupy.  I believe that will say something in regards to Trump's view on women contributing to the work force.  I'm certain there are scores of women that are employed at the Trump Organization and I'm certain many of them are in high-level positions.  Trump's oldest daughter Ivanka was one of the top leaders in running the Trump Organization prior to the election last year.  I know Trump's first wife Ivana was a career woman. Some of the comments that many of the Hollywood women have made as well as many leading feminists is just plain nonsense.  I'm not insinuating that Trump doesn't have a problem with women in some capacity.  He's been married three times so that should say something.  And I'm fully aware of the locker room comments he made about women to Billy Bush.  He was in the wrong there.  But to make the allegation that Trump will roll back the gains women have made in the work force the last few decades is nonsense.  He doesn't have a problem with working women.  He has women in his cabinet such as Betsy DeVos and Elaine Chao.  He does support working women.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Alan Colmes Passes at 66

Alan Colmes Passes at 66

Former radio-talk show host and Fox News commentator Alan Colmes passed away on February 23, 2017 at the age of 66.  Colmes was a liberal commentator on Fox.  When Fox News premiered on Octrober 7, 1996, there was a new debate show created entitled, "Hannity & Colmes".  It ran that year until 2009.  Colme's was Hannity's liberal counterpart on the show.  You heard two different points of view on that program for over 12 years.  Colmes is survived by his wife Joycelyn Crowley, and his sister-in-law Monica Crowley.  Click on the link from to read the story.

House GOP Releases Bill Replacing Obama Health Care Overhaul

House GOP Releases Bill for Replacement for Obamacare

Image: House GOP Releases Bill Replacing Obama Health Care Overhaul

House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan to replace Obamacare, which is a bill which would roll back the government's role in health care and possibly leave more Americans uninsured.  The 123-page bill could launch this year's defining battle in Congress.  The plan is expected to cover fewer than 20 million Americans than Obamacare, including residents of state which Trump won in 2016.  The plan would repeal the statute's unpopular fines on people  who don't possess health care coverage.  It would replace income-based premium subsidies in the law with age-based subsidies, which may not provide as much assistance to people with low incomes.  The payments would phase out for higher earning people.

The proposal would continue the expansion of Medicaid to lower-earning Americans until 2020.  After that, states adding Medicaid recipients would no longer receive the additional federal funds that Obama's health care law provides.  A series of tax increases on higher earning people, the insurance industry, and others used to finance Obama's overhaul coverage expansion would be repealed as of 2018.  Popular consumer protections in Obama's health care law would be retained such as pre-existing medical problems, and parents' ability to keep their young adult children on their healthcare coverage until age 26.  Click on the above link from Newsmax to read the full story.

Monday, March 6, 2017

President Trump's First National Address to a Joint Session of Congress

President Donald Trump presents his first national address to a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017.  Former Kentucky governor Steve Beshear gave the President's response.

Obama's Intelligence Chief Says No Evidence of Trump-Russian Collusion

Obama's Intelligence Chief Says No Evidence of Trump-Russian Collusion

 Former President Obama and former Intelligence Chief James Clapper

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who was in that position during the Obama administration, denied any knowledge of wiretapping of then presidential candidate Donald Trump last year during the election.  In an assertion receiving considerably less press attention, Clapper also acknowledged that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian.  The Democrats have been accusing President Trump of being in collusion with Russia during the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee last year.  Clapper appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" yesterday, which was a day after that President Trump alleged on Twitter that then-president Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped before the election.  Clapper claimed that the intelligence agencies he foresaw as DNI, the CIA, the FBI Intelligence branch and the National Security Agency didn't conduct any wiretapping activity nor was there a FISA court order for wiretapping.  I believe there's more to this story than what meets the eye.  Click on to read the full story.