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Archive for July 2018

Tuesday’s show: President Trump & US economy will be the big factors of the 2018 midterms

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We will look the upcoming midterm elections…….there are 2 wildcards or President Trump and the US economy…..Pete Rose reaches # 44 in 1978…..Nolan Ryan # 300 in 1990…….and others stories…………

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Source: President Trump & US economy will be the big factors of the 2018 midterms 07/31 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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July 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Tuesday’s video: The US economy and President Trump’s desire to campaign for the GOP are the two wildcards of the upcoming election

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32 trillion reasons to reject Ocasio-Cortez

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Over the last week, we’ve seen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young woman who defeated incumbent Democrat Representative Crowley, on TV outlining her socialist fantasies.

A new report ought to force Miss Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Sanders to explain how they will pay for Medicare for all.  According to this report, it will be super-expensive

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center. …

“It’s showing that if you are going to go in this direction, it’s going to cost the federal government $2.5 trillion to $3 trillion a year in terms of spending,” said Kenneth Thorpe [a health policy professor at Emory University]. …

“Enacting something like ‘Medicare for all’ would be a transformative change in the size of the federal government,” said Charles Blahous, the study’s author. Blahous was a senior economic adviser to former President George W. Bush and a public trustee of Social Security and Medicare during the Obama administration. …

Responding to the study, Sanders took aim at the Mercatus Center, which receives funding from the conservative Koch brothers.  Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch is on the center’s board.

Play the Koch card!  What else do these people but play this card or that card?

Indeed, the study was paid for the Koch brothers, but that does not mean that the results are wrong. 

The study confirms what we’ve known for years, unless you are a liberal Democrat looking for a talking point.  In other words, doubling all federal individual and corporate income taxes would not be enough.

But don’t expect Senator Sanders, or most in the media, to explain how he is going to pay for all of this.

Just another reason to go out and vote this November. 

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July 31, 2018 at 7:01 am

How to pay Medicare for all, name change in Austin and other stories of the day

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We will look the new study showing that Medicare for all will cost $32 trillion over 10 years….the study also shows that doubling personal and corporate income taxes will not pay for for….The city of Austin is talking name changes……President Trump talking shutdown…….Happy # 77 Paul Anka……’In God we trust’ signed into law in 1956….and others stories………….

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Source: How to pay Medicare for all, name change in Austin and other stories of the day 07/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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July 30, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Monday’s video: 100 days to midterms

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July 30, 2018 at 1:45 pm

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Another pleasant valley Sunday in the land of liberal silliness

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What do you do when your state is booming and people are moving in in droves?

You can enjoy it or dwell on the past. 

According to news reports, the left-wing island of Austin wants name changes:

Known as both the “father of Texas” and the namesake of the state’s capital, Stephen F. Austin carved out the early outlines of Texas among his many accomplishments.

He also opposed an attempt by Mexico to ban slavery in the province of Tejas and said if slaves were freed, they would turn into “vagabonds, a nuisance and a menace.”

For that reason, the city of Austin’s Equity Office suggested renaming the city in a report about existing Confederate monuments that was published this week.

Also on the list of locales to possibly be renamed: Pease Park, the Bouldin Creek neighborhood, Barton Springs and 10 streets named for William Barton, the “Daniel Boone of Texas,” who was a slave owner.

To be sure, the identified streets and parks are only suggested for reconsideration.  And the city, Bouldin Creek, Pease Park and the Barton-related landmarks – a group that includes Barton Springs – were included in a lower-tier list of “assets for secondary review” in the report.  Still, the report did identify several streets staff consider related to the Confederacy and worthy of more immediate action.

Can’t wait to hear what Beto thinks of that!  He’ll have a chance to make himself clear when he debates Senator Cruz soon.

Name changes again?  What could go wrong?

First, changing names could confuse future suitors looking to move their companies to Austin.  They may move somewhere else in Texas, and left-wing Austin will lose tax revenue and property taxes.

Second, how out of touch with reality are these people?  Have you ever met anyone in Texas dwelling on what Stephen Austin said about Mexico in 1836?  I have not, and I know a lot of Mexican-Americans.  In fact, most Mexicans that I’ve known in Mexico love Austin, Texas!

So what do we have here?  We have a frustrated bunch of people who hate themselves and the country that they are super-fortunate to be living in.

Move to Cuba!  They don’t have any streets or cities named after Confederates.  They also have a lousy economy and no Starbucks to stage a protest in, and the regime locks you up when you speak your mind!

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July 30, 2018 at 8:50 am

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda……The US economy is the big story of the week with GDP numbers that we have not seen in a long time……Different polls saying different things…….North Korea and the remains of US soldiers…..The young woman from the Bronx makes a fool out of herself……Iran making noise again…..Is the UN out of money?………The Ted vs Beto debates coming to Texas…….and other stories…………

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Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 07/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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July 29, 2018 at 8:30 pm

Sunday’s video: Six new names were added today to The Hall of Fame

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July 29, 2018 at 5:45 pm

The US in one direction Cuba and Venezuela in another

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On Friday, President Trump celebrated some good news from the U.S. economy.  In the last week, a different message is coming from Cuba and Venezuela.

We are watching three countries going in different economic directions: the U.S., Cuba, and Venezuela.  It is a classic case of free markets versus socialism.

Down in Cuba, the message has not changed over the years, as the new president reminded us:

Cuba’s economy grew less than expected in the first half of 2018 and an ongoing liquidity crisis will force fresh belt tightening, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Sunday.

He is proposing constitutional changes.  However, Cuban perestroika won’t work any better than the one we saw in the USSR.

Venezuela is more than falling apart: “Venezuela could eventually have 1 million percent inflation.”

What does that inflation level mean?  It means this: “Venezuela’s currency has lost 99.9997 percent of its value in the past 6½ years.  To put that in perspective, $333,333 worth of bolivars in 2012 would be worth $1 today.”

A failed state?  I think so!

As I recall, a “bolivar,” the currency, was 4.29 to a U.S. dollar back in the 1980s.  It used to be a middle-class country!

On the other hand, we had great news in the U.S.

It was a good day for the U.S. economy; for workers; and, yes, for President Trump.  It is not the same down in Cuba and Venezuela.

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July 29, 2018 at 9:34 am

The US economy growing & Cuba plus Venezuela falling part plus other stories

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We will look the contrast in the US, Cuba and Venezuela economies…..Socialism is failing in Cuba and Venezuela……….Red state Democrat McCaskill…..Talk of a blue wave is back specially for the House……..Jackie Kennedy 1929-94……Dennis Martinez 1991…..Kenny Rogers 1994…..Happy # 69 Vida Blue……and others stories……..

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Source: The US economy growing & Cuba plus Venezuela falling part plus other stories 07/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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July 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm