Or Congress could “give 50,000 small businesses $500,000 each to get their businesses up and running.”
That was then | June 15, 2015 – “I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall.“
This is now | The DIC now wants the US citizens to pay for it. And its cost is calculated at “as little as $8 billion to as much as $70 billion, with anywhere from $150 million per year to $750 million per year in maintenance.
The Brookings Institute | “The real costs of a barrier between the United States and Mexico.”
“Under Trump | the U.S. debt grew by the size of the Brazilian economy in just two years” – The Los Angeles Times
Little wonder | “Americans are more worried now about their financial futures“ – The Morning Call
Time‘s “person of the year” | “Trump and the world’s autocrats want to silence journalists. But the truth will out” – The Boston Globe
Pecker | Rolls on the DIC – The New York Times
Duh! But why do we elect people like this?| “Congress To Make Members Pay Out Of Pocket For Sexual Harassment Settlements” – NPR
Bad persons & good persons | “Reward to help find dog’s abuser increases to $12,000 as donations continue to pour in” – The Los Angeles Times
No. 1 drug killer | “Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses” – NPR
“alleged misappropriation of funds” | At a fire company? Yep, “Auditor General DePasquale Withdraws Past Lehigh Twp. VFRA Audits Amid Probe of Missing Funds” – PA Department of the Attorney General Website
Remember the first time you ate | America’s favorite food?
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Oh, Oh, the smarm that is the Opportunity Zone
Here’s trouble | “Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will chair the new panel—the White House Opportunity Zones and Revitalization Council.“ – Route Fifty
- An Associated Press investigation finds President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in law could benefit from a tax program they pushed
- “Ivanka Trump, husband have nothing to do with new opportunity zones: Ben Carson”
Won’t fly, Ben | Everyone knows who you are; what you are