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“Trump Tax Plan Would Shift Trillions From U.S. Coffers to the Richest”

In Government, Uncategorized on April 28, 2017 at 1:13 pm

“The only Americans who are very clear winners under the new system are the wealthiest!”


“Trump Tax Plan Would Shift Trillions From U.S. Coffers to the Richest”The New York Times

Today’s news … Friday, April 28, 2017

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities, People on April 28, 2017 at 5:39 am

Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.

Quote for today … “You can get anything you want …” – From Arlo Guthrie’s Alices’ Restaurant

arlo aliceArlo Guthrie’s on the schedule for the Long’s Park Sunday nights music schedule – Lancaster Online. Got 18 minutes for a visit back in time to Alice’s Restaurant?

  • Springhettsberry Township’s 2017 schedule has not been released yet.

Another Quote …Among the most significant legacies of his first 100 days is his degrading of the moral authority of the office of the president, and, thereby, of America.” – From this Robert Reich column.

A Third Quote … “But today, America is that young supermodel. If you saw her, you’d want to grab her by the … well, you know.” – Extract from this opinion column: “100 days of winning | A letter from Donald Trump to America.”

walking weekendBeautiful weather is slated for this weekend. The American Volkssport Association has designed 5K & 10K walks through the towns to highlight the best of the river towns. Pick up your map at Columbia Crossing – Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. We’ll be open 8 am to 4 pm for this special event.” – Columbia Crossing facebook page

prescription drug take-back The Columbia Police Department is a “Prescription ‘Take-Back’ location.”

  • How important are factory jobs? Most Americans don’t work in factories, but in our most recent Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, 80 percent of respondents said manufacturing jobs are important to their local economy. The sentiment cuts across all demographic groups and income brackets, but it doesn’t exactly align with economic reality. As a matter of employment and GDP, manufacturing’s importance has been on the decline for decades. It is true factory jobs “punch above their weight” in terms of qualifications, but they’re vulnerable to overseas competition.” – Marketplace

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May is Older Americans Month

doonesbury dumbdownA reader sent this along to us: “This Doonesbury is perfect! It really shows how much our American education system helping our people.”

  • See the recent LNP – Always Lancaster article about the declining fortunes of some emergency medical services (EMS) organizations across the county? Columbia Quick Response Service (technically not an EMS service) nor Susquehanna Valley EMS were mentioned in the article.

Short takes on life in the area

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opinions on April 27, 2017 at 6:32 am

Families, Individuals Invited To Enjoy Country Classic | 18th annual Turkey Hill Country Classic, which will be held on Saturday, May 6.” -The Merchandiser

Rodent infestation? According to a post and a string of comments at a facebook post, there is: “Ok, I have been living at my current house going to be 2 years in July! I have never had rodent problem until this year!! Idk what’s going on is it an epidemic in Columbia??!! Omg!! I swear decon isn’t working!! Is anyone else having this problem and what products have you used!! HELP PLZ!!!!”


“How tests fail to detect ‘hidden hearing loss’” The Conversation

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The biggest hogs at the trough | the wealthy Americans and corporations join in.

“‘Goldman Sachs Populism’: Trump Tax Plan Benefits Ultra-Wealthy—Like Him” Common Dreams

“Trump’s tax-code plan is short on reform and long on tax cuts for the wealthy” – Editorial: The Los Angeles Times