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Rhiannon12866

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Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 1/2/18

Stephen Uses Trump's Global Warming Logic Against Him



Stephen fights fire with fire. Or in this case, stupid argument with stupid argument.



Kim Jong-Un Wants To Be An Olympian



Supreme leader Kim Jong-un is using the New Year to turn over a new leaf. They have those in North Korea, right?



New Footage From Disney World's Hall Of Presidents



Disney really nailed the behavioral realism in its latest animatronic addition to the Hall of Presidents.



Stephen Talks Legal Weed In California With Stoney Von Dankington



The Late Show's intern and resident pothead gives Stephen an update on California's second day as a legalized state.



A Weather Report From The Overlook Hotel



All work and no play makes Jack a dull meteorologist.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jan 3, 2018, 05:36 AM (3 replies)

The Daily Show: Iranians Take to the Streets & Kim Jong-un Makes Nice with South Korea



Anti-government protests erupt in Iran as economic inequality grows, and Kim Jong-un touts his readily-available nuclear button and claims he's open to talks with South Korea.



In Memoriam: Trump Administration Officials: The Daily Show



The Daily Show remembers the many, many, many Donald Trump appointees who didn't last a year in their jobs.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:38 AM (5 replies)

A New Years update for Trump voters

Have Trump’s promises come to fruition?

This article was originally published by RobertReich.org.

Almost one year in, it’s time for another update for Trump voters on his election promises:

1. He told you he’d cut your taxes, and that the super-rich like him would pay more. You bought it. But his new tax law does the opposite. By 2027, according several nonpartisan analyses, the richest 1 percent will have got 83 percent of the tax cut and the richest 0.1 percent, 60 percent of it. As Trump told his wealthy friends at Mar-a-Lago just days after the tax bill became law, “You all just got a lot richer.”

2. He promised to close “special interest loopholes that have been so good for Wall Street investors but unfair to American workers,” especially the notorious “carried interest” loophole for private-equity, hedge fund, and real estate partners. You bought it. But the new tax law keeps the “carried interest” loophole.

3. He told you he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “beautiful.” You bought it. But he didn’t repeal and he didn’t replace. (Just as well: His plan would have knocked at least 23 million off health insurance, including many of you.) Instead, he’s doing what he can to cut it back and replace it with nothing. The new tax law will result in 13 million people losing health coverage, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

4. He told you he’d invest $1 trillion in our nation’ crumbling infrastructure. You bought it. But after his giant tax cut for corporations and millionaires, there’s no money left for infrastructure.

5. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. But he’s brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses, and he’s filled departments and agencies with former lobbyists, lawyers and consultants who are crafting new policies for the same industries they recently worked for.


Much more: https://www.salon.com/2018/01/01/new-years-update-for-trump-voters_partner/?utm_source=spotim&utm_medium=spotim_social_rail&spotim_referrer=social_rail
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Jan 2, 2018, 07:28 AM (17 replies)
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