WSJ: Think tank trashes GOP reform without evidence

Monday, October 2, 2017

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FROM BEHIND THE WSJ PAYWALL

Tax Policy Center Propaganda
The media’s go-to think tank trashes GOP reform without evidence.
By The Editorial Board
Oct. 1, 2017 4:26 p.m. ET

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Republicans face an uphill battle on tax reform, not least because opponents are willing to invent evidence to stop it. Take Friday’s Tax Policy Center report claiming to be clairvoyant about details of the Republican reform “framework” that haven’t been proposed.

The Tax Policy Center is a joint project of the left-leaning Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute that the media routinely labels “nonpartisan.” Its record of hostility to any GOP tax reform that cuts tax rates shows the opposite. And the latest evidence of bias is its willingness to jump to conclusions about the GOP plan before crucial details are known.

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I “love” how the Leftists can “invent” evidence for the stuff that they oppose.

Argh!

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RANT: HRC demonstrates she, and the D’s, are tone deaf

Monday, October 2, 2017

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The LV tragedy is not the time for politics when the dead are unburied.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/02/democrats-immediately-call-for-gun-control-after-las-vegas-shooting/

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Congressional Democrats chose not to wait for all the facts to come in before immediately pushing for increased gun control measures following the Las Vegas shooting Sunday night that left 50 people dead and more than 400 injured.

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Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton attacked the National Rifle Association (NRA).
“Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again,” Clinton wrote.

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ALSO

The media is reporting it was “machine guns”. But I’m not sure that is accurate.

Argh!

At least it was not a “ISIS attack”. If that’s any saving grace.

I wonder if this was some type of “false flag” event. The guy they are naming as the shooter has no reported gun background, hunting, and|or no military training. That’s odd. Very very strange. 

Argh!

Dona Nobis Pacem

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RANT: This captures why I won’t fly

Monday, October 2, 2017

https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/airplane-mode

Airplane Mode
Elbow-to-elbow seating, oversized comfort pets, midcabin standoffs — and passengers armed with their smartphones. A new era in air travel has some Americans tweeting mad.
By JAMES RAINEY SEP 26, 2017

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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME someone told you they loved flying? Or even said they liked it? Or that they couldn’t wait to get back in the air?

In the spring and summer of America’s flying discontent, it’s likely your anxiety began to mount long before reaching the jetway. You felt nickeled and dimed by charges for everything: extra leg room, a snack, a thin blanket, an advance seat assignment. If you weren’t blindsided by a tumultuous curbside check-in, you might have stumbled over new complexities at a security checkpoint (Coming soon: mandatory screening, in separate security bins, of almost ALL electronic devices!) or arrived at your gate to find there was nowhere to sit.

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This story struck a chord with me.

The last time I flew for pleasure I went first class. I figured it was my last trip to Las Vegas. Who knew it would be my last airplane trip.

I saw the “great unwashed” in the back of the plane and the sheer discomfort they were in.

From time to time, I read the horror stories. 

No way I’d do that again.

I’d like to visit friends, but it has to be by car.

I think of John Madden, who never flew, as a new “patron saint”.

Ahh, the good old days. Gone for good.

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