Olivia Troye, who worked as homeland security and counterterrorism aide to Pence for two years and served as his adviser on the Coronavirus Task Force, which he's helmed, said Trump showed indifference at the beginning of the pandemic and the administrationâs response cost lives.
"The virus was very unpredictable at the beginning, there were a lot of unknowns but towards the middle of February, we knew it wasn't a matter of if COVID would become a big pandemic here in the United States, it was a matter of when," Troye, who left the White House in late July, said in an ad released by Republican Voters Against Trump.
"But the president didn't want to hear that, because his biggest concern was that we were in an election year, and how was this going to affect what he considered to be his record of success?"
Just reading through a WSJ piece on Biden/Trump tax plans. What Biden proposes is in-sync with many ideas I have advocated: A slight increase in corp taxes Taking away the tax cap Raising cap gain rates on high income earners, and increasing death taxes.
Here's a summary:
Biden's proposals include a top individual tax rate of 39.6%, up from 37%. He would also expand the 12.4% Social Security payroll tax. Currently, wages above $137,700 are exempt; Mr. Biden would keep that cap but then start the tax again at wages above $400,000. He would also repeal a 20% deduction for income from pass-through businesses as it applies to high-income households and impose new limits on itemized deductions.
At the same time, Mr. Biden has tax cuts, too. He would repeal the $10,000 cap on the state and local tax deduction, a change from 2017 that raised taxes on high-income households, particularly in states such as New York, New Jersey and California. And he would offer targeted tax credits for middle-income households, including proposals aimed at boosting retirement savings, child care and first-time home purchases.
The top capital-gains rate would nearly double under Mr. Biden, to 39.6%. That rate would apply only to households with income exceeding $1 million, which account for the bulk of capital-gains income.
Mr. Biden would also make an important structural change. Currently, when people die with unrealized capital gains, their heirs pay income taxes only on gains in value after the original ownerâs death and only when they sell. Under Mr. Bidenâs proposal, those unrealized gains would be taxed as capital gains at death. That would raise money and discourage people from holding on to assets for tax reasons.
JustineFromWyoming staged a last-minute write-in campaign when the challenger to the incumbent had to drop out. The incumbent started out as garden-variety GOP farmer, but really really likes the fluffing the lobbyists give him so he's turned into "the most conservative member of the Wyoming legislature," according to an out of state band of dark money robber barons. The thing started as a protest but friends and strangers started pulling up to the house and dropping off checks or cash, then the Wyoming Education Assn endorsed her and came up with some "emergency funds" to help get her name out. There just wasn't enough time. Yard signs came a week ago, printed materials arrived on Wednesday, we beat the streets and put big ads in all the papers and got good press too but it just didn't come together. Dang.
So, so proud of her for even giving it a shot. Way more than I could do.
Next time she won't be a write-in.
...and infiltrated by instigators and cops who initiate violence.
âYouâll develop herd â like a herd mentality. Itâs going to be â itâs going to be herd-developed, and thatâs going to happen. That will all happen.â
Oh noes, what will happen to the rugged individualism? And will the chip be visible?
ity this...ity that...that's not what I said...I have my own tapes if you want the truth.
And you have KK posting things about the rights excitement over the debates. I wouldn't be surprised if Trump doesn't show up for all three. The first is hosted by Chris Wallace from FOX...but he seems to have his father's good name at stake recently...and will challenge POTUS a great deal. The final debate is Kristen Welker from MSNBC, and by then he will have performed so poorly that the "Fake News" liberal media debate won't give him a fair chance....so he'll protest and decline to attend. Something big will happen that day...a vaccine...a cure...something so big he needs to focus on what's good for the country.
The other thing that will happen is that Trump has made Biden sound like a babbling idiot in commercials. On stage...Joe will be OK. He'll be engaging....he'll be likable...he'll take a few seconds to answer at times, but most importantly he isn't nearly as feeble as Donnie told us. All while Donnie is failing under the ever-mounting pressure of losing ground. It's gonna be must-see-TV.