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The Companies Offshoring Jobs at a Record Pace Under Trump


https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/the-companies-offshoring-jobs-at-a-record-pace-under-trump.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo


I need a nap

I'm getting sooooo...... tired from all this "winning" LOL

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Trump's nominee to head the CIA is a supporter of torture

The Military Banned Waterboarding Trainees Because It Was Too Brutal — And Never Announced It

Torture apologists cite the military’s use of waterboarding trainees in defense of Gina Haspel, Trump’s nominee for CIA director.


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/military-sere-waterboarding-banned-torture-cia-gina-haspel_us_5abd1240e4b06409775e4122


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After a year of Trump drastically cutting regulations, Wyoming adds a total of five coal mining jobs

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/29/1752950/-After-a-year-of-drastically-cutting-regulations-Wyoming-adds-a-total-of-five-coal-mining-jobs

ALRIGHT !!!

MAGA !!!!!!
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very interesting piece that explains a lot

Deplorables do NOT vote against their best interests: the economic value of institutional racism

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/4/4/1754518/-Deplorables-do-NOT-vote-against-their-best-interests-the-economic-value-of-institutional-racism

the southern aristocracy used this very same strategy very effectively to maintain control of poor whites both pre and post Civil War

some things never change....
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Trump: It’s ‘Beautiful’ A Man Could Pay Medical Bills Only After His Boss Gave Him A Bonus


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-beautiful-medical-bills-bonus_us_5acfc7cae4b077c89ce6c1bd

President Donald Trump held an event in the Rose Garden on Thursday to tout the GOP tax cut law’s benefits for “American workers.”

One attendee was John Azchet, a 21-year-old plumbing apprentice with two children. He and his wife recently had a son who spent a week in the neonatal intensive care unit, and they faced high medical bills: 

AZCHET: As the doctor bills started to come in, me and my wife were worrying on how we are going to pay for these doctor bills. And then our company, Universal Plumbing, came to us and gave all the employees thousand dollar tax cuts. And with those, we were able to pay our doctors’ bills.

you paid for a weeks worth of care in NICU  with a thousand bucks ???

I hardly think so
that wouldn't even cover a single day


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Trump Tax Plan: 80 Percent of Economic Gains Will End Up Going to Foreigners, CBO Says


https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-tax-plan-80-percent-202646699.html


LOL !!!


get it NOW ???????

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Who is losing out from Trump's tariffs?

Will Hutchinson is a fourth generation farmer from Tennessee

The US-China trade dispute is starting to have consequences.

The US tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium went into effect last month. China's retaliatory duties on more than 100 US imports, including pork, fruit and wine, kicked in soon after.

Further tariffs on $50bn worth of the each country's products are in the offing, as the Trump administration presses China on state subsidies and practices it says encourage intellectual property theft. And the White House has threatened even more.

Economists expect the duelling taxes to have a relatively limited impact on the overall US economy. But they say they will touch most parts of the country and lead to higher prices for everything from televisions to vitamins.

For certain industries like agriculture, aerospace and manufacturing, the effects could be severe.

So how are US companies handling a looming trade war?

Roadtec, manufacturer: 'Unanswered questions'

Tennessee-based Roadtec makes asphalt road paving equipment

For some firms, the measures are welcome. Companies such as US Steel announced plans to expand their operations, bringing on hundreds of workers.

Their customers - many of them manufacturers located in the Midwest - are worried, however.

They say US tariffs have already increased demand for domestic steel - which accounts for the majority of the metal's sales in America - driving up prices for firms reliant on steel-based parts.

The proposed tariffs, which include taxes on hundreds of Chinese-made parts and equipment, promise more pain.

At Roadtec, a growing 600-person Tennessee company that makes asphalt paving machines, suppliers are already asking 40% more, says the firm's marketing director, Eric Baker.

He says the firm is still trying to figure out how to best address the higher costs.

"There's a lot of uncertainty right now," he says. "I think the biggest question is how long this is."

Seneca Foods Corp: 'Absorb the cost'

Cans at Seneca Foods CorpImage copyrightSENECA FOODSImage captionSeneca Foods Corp has asked the Commerce Department to exclude its imports from the tariff

Hundreds of firms have asked the Commerce Department for exemptions from the US steel and aluminium tariffs, including Wisconsin-based Seneca Foods Corp.

The firm, which makes its own cans to support a large fruit and vegetable processing business, started importing coils of tin-plated steel just a few years ago, after domestic supply became uncertain.

Leon Lindsay, Seneca's vice president for sourcing, says he is not sure where he will order new coils to support that part of the business, given the uncertainty about how the US tariffs will affect other markets such as Europe.

In the meantime, a Chinese shipment from an order of 11,000 metric tons, placed last summer, is due in port in the next few weeks and faces the new 25% mark-up.

Mr Lindsay said he is not optimistic a Commerce Department reprieve will come in time, nor can the firm, which is in the competitive food industry, pass on the higher cost of steel to its customers.

"The stuff we're asking for exclusion is on the water. It can't go back, so we're the ones that will probably have to absorb the cost, which is significant," he said.

Hsu Ginseng Farm: 'This comes up with every customer'

Will Hsu on a freshly harvested field in Fall of 2013.Image copyrightBBC C/O GINSENG FARMImage captionWill Hsu on a freshly harvested field in fall of 2013.

Farmers are also bracing for a hit.

Will Hsu, whose father started a ginseng farm in Wisconsin more than 40 years ago, was in China last week, meeting with clients and sales staff.

"This comes up with every customer that we meet with, this comes up with our staff," he said. "They're worried about how they're going to pass on that price increase."

Wisconsin, the source of more than 90% of the United States' cultivated ginseng, can't afford to lose access to the Chinese market - which has been a key buyer of American ginseng since the 1700s and is the destination for more than three quarters of the state's crop.

American ginseng has a reputation for quality and commands a premium price, providing some room to negotiate and an edge over competitors like Canada.

Mr Hsu says his farm, which employs about 400 people in the US and China, also has enough US clients to handle a temporary tariff. But levied long term, the tax could force him to scale back.

Hutchinson Farms, 'Cutting off our nose'

Will Hutchinsons farm relies on exporting its soybeans to ChinaImage captionWill Hutchinson's farm relies on exporting its soybeans to China

Farmers of other crops, such as soybeans, have less flexibility.

About a third of America's soy crop heads to China each year - some $14bn in exports.

Farmers in Brazil expect the tariffs to increase demand for Brazilian soy, says Victor Carvalho of Informa, a business intelligence firm. They are also watching to see if US prices will fall enough to make it worth importing it to crush and resell.

Will Hutchinson, a fourth generation farmer from Tennessee, says he has been monitoring developments on the news and hopes the situation will de-escalate.

"Trade is vitally important to both countries," he says. "We don't need to be cutting off our nose to spite our face."

Glant Pacific Companies, 'These things don't get flipped back on overnight'

The recycling industry was already on watch, after China unveiled tougher environmental standards for the waste the country would accept.

The new tariff on aluminium scrap have compounded the problem.

Ryan Glant, who runs a roughly 100-year-old recycling business in Seattle, Washington says prices for aluminium have softened - and a few of his firm's orders to China have been cancelled.

He's doubtful that domestic demand will rise to pick up the slack.

"We've gone through many years of the [aluminium] industry in the US shutting down operations," he says. "Those things don't get flipped back on overnight and may never get flipped back on."

President Trump has said he is confident confronting China will lead to a stronger US economy, and tried to reassure those are worried.

"It'll be very good when we get it all finished," he said this week.

The people whose lives are caught up in the dispute are hoping the president is right.

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Trump risks national security with frequent cell phone use to evade his own chief of staff

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A security expert said the President's increased cell phone use makes his calls more vulnerable to eavesdropping from foreign governments. [...]

Another implication of Trump's private cell phone use, Cunningham noted, is the possibility that Trump's conversations may not be "captured for the purposes of government accountability and history."

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Trevor Noah says Forbes bombshell proves Trump's 'entire origin story was fake'

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/trevor-noah-says-forbes-bombshell-proves-trumps-entire-062603253--abc-news-topstories.html


and this is the SAVIOR of amUrikA  ???LOL


the guys ENTIRE adult life can be summed up in one word--- LIES

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Pruitt to unveil controversial ‘transparency’ rule limiting what research EPA can use

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/04/24/pruitt-to-unveil-controversial-transparency-rule-limiting-what-research-epa-can-use/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c7125c7095b3


ANYONE who thinks Trump is "draining the swamp'  is NOT paying attention

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Opponents decry Scott Pruitt’s plan to roll back groundwater protections at coal ash sites

https://thinkprogress.org/scott-pruitt-sides-with-coal-ash-utilities-16fb6702c930/


hey

just mix in a little extra Kool Aid

your kids won't notice the difference

thanks Trump supporters

the country has been demanding dirtier drinking water

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9,000 Nepalis face deportation as Trump administration prepares to cancel residency permits

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/e9ce0d1d-e52c-3782-9d15-dd25a01178be/ss_9%2C000-nepalis-face.html


Trump's AMuRIka


mean,hateful,ugly and nasty

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The Trump administration again signals it will scrap work permits for H-1B spouses'

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trump-administration-again-signals-scrap-101555038.html


can't you just feel the HATE ??


Trumps family came over as immigrants

too bad we didn't have tighter restrictions then

we wouldn't have a  racist nut job destroying everything America stands for

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drain the swamp ???

DRAIN THE SWAMP ??????

Mulvaney’s Advice to Bankers: Up Campaign Donations to Diminish Consumer Watchdog

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mulvaney%e2%80%99s-advice-to-bankers-up-campaign-donations-to-diminish-consumer-watchdog/ar-AAwivFg?li=BBnbfcL


just how much Kool Aid can Trump supporters drink LOL


just let me know if you need any more evidence of just how much of a con man Trump is


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more swamp draining ???

Trump VA Pick Earned an Alarming Nickname From White House Medical Staff

https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2018/04/25/trump-va-pick-earned-alarming-nickname-white-house-medical-staff/

I told you earlier this morning about overseas trips, where medical staffers claim he’d become intoxicated, and in one instance, began banging on the hotel room door of a female staffer. It became so obnoxious that the Secret Service had to step in, because they feared he’d wake the president.

Apparently, Jackson had a nickname among the medical staff: “The candy man.”

So what had to happen to get the nickname, “candy man”?

Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that “in overseas trips, in particular, the admiral would go down the aisle way of the airplane and say, ‘All right, who wants to go to sleep?’ and hand out the prescription drugs like they were candy.”


at this point Trump supporters must be spending their entire pay checks on KOOL-AID LOL



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it just is NOT going to stop

Trump trade secretary spent almost $1 million on office furniture—but blames Obama

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/4/24/1759663/-Trump-trade-secretary-spent-almost-1-million-on-office-furniture-but-blames-Obama

translation?
"let them eat cake"
signed
Donnie Trump

draining the swamp???

ha ha ha
TOO funny
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Trump’s Doctor Says Trump Basically Wrote That Glowing Health Letter: Report

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dr-harold-bornstein-trump-wrote-health-letter_us_5ae8f5f7e4b06748dc8d591f



LOL !!!


is ANYTHING about this President the truth ???

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Donald Trump’s Swamp Swells: U.S. Borrowed Record $488,000,000,000 In The First Quarter

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/1/1761193/-Donald-Trump-s-Swamp-Swells-U-S-Borrowed-Record-488-000-000-000-In-The-First-Quarter

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has issued a dire warning.

Trump Republican deficits will surpass $1 trillion by 2020.

The GOP Tax Scam has exploded our deficit for years to come.

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King of the bankruptcies.
Funny, he never goes broke himself, just those who invest in/trust him.
Don't say you were not warned, America.
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Trump’s Pick For CIA Director Won’t Say Torture Program Was Morally Wrong

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gina-haspel-cia-torture_us_5af32ad3e4b04d3b2c8ff488


yeah

cause AMuRIkA is a KriSTIan Nation

and Trump is a KriSTiAn President LOL


Christians don't have to worry about the devil trying to destroy them

Trump,Franklin Graham ,Jerry Falwell Jr and others like them are doing a FANTASTIC job of it


Is torture morally wrong?

yeah

thats a hard question to answer if you have NO moral values whatsoever


and Trump is the guy who is gonna "save" America and MAGA ???


LOL !!!LOLLOLLOL

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