by Countable | 1.10.19
Welcome to Thursday, Alabamians to Wyomingites...
It's day 20 of the partial government shutdown, making this the second-longest shutdown in modern political history. On Saturday, it'll claim the #1 spot.
And unless funds for a border wall magically spring forth from the Capitol, it looks like Guinness will be getting a call this weekend. (For world records and for libations to deal with the closure.)
Some of the latest casualties of the shutdown:
Here are some of your thoughts on $23.6 Billion to Fund the Treasury, the Judiciary, Financial Regulators, and the Small Business Administration
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Can you legally give that homeless person your bag lunch?
In October, police in St. Louis fined Rev. Ray Redlich for giving bologna sandwiches to homeless people without first obtaining the proper permits. He was cited for violating health code laws.
The Freedom Center of Missouri is suing St. Louis, alleging the policy violates the Constitutional right to freely practice religion since various faiths mandate helping those in need.
But City Counselor Julian Bush argues it’s about health, not religion.
"If these sandwiches had poisoned those who consumed them, there would have been an outcry that there was insufficient regulation; if not, there is a protest of over-regulation,” Bush said.
What do you think? Should it be legal for people to provide home-cooked food to the homeless?
Get it straight, national holiday registry: Is it "National Bittersweet Chocolate Day" or is it "Healthy Weight, Healthy Look Day"?
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: OVERRIDE TRUMP’S VETO! Article 2 section 7 gives you the ability! Do it and reopen the government.
I cannot conceive if one good reason to not feed the homeless! Where is our humanity!!
Feed someone because it’s the right thing to do. Not because it will lower your tax liability. If you want the deduction, start or donate to a non profit that’s doing this.
Was it The Democrats that shut down the government? Is it the Democrats that are holding people hostage? is it the Democrats that are forcing people in government jobs to suffer. Did the Democrats even have the power to shut down the government? Every time our president speaks on the issue of government shut down the Democrats should point out that the Democrats did not shut down the government. Once an hour every hour on every television network and radio station the film clip should be played where our president lays claim to shutting down the government.
Flat Tax is the best option. Get rid of all the tax loop holes. Everyone pays the same. Corporations could have a higher rate.
We have a custom in the US of feeding those less fortunate a home cooked meal. This traditional and ideals are so valued that once a year we honor the practice through a United States holiday commonly referred to as Thanksgiving. Likewise, not allowing people to share a home cooked meal is so morally reprehensible that banning the practice would constitute violating one’s religion in FOUR Major World RELIGIONS. wait 5 major... no 6... in nearly every faith.
I trust y’all to hold trump accountable but imma need some movement. Not feeding the homeless? Has homelessness stopped existing? Until it’s gone not feeding people Is cruel. As for tax deductions, let’s tax the rich more and give them less loopholes. But the middle and low income folks need these to barely Scrape some extra money together every year. And open the government. We got regular folks suffering over a damn well that trump says is an “emergency”. You know what’s an emergency? People needing to pay rent and y’all messing with their money
20% Flat tax and no deductions for anyone that includes corporations and the rich and only allow for 2 yrs of your adult life on welfare and guess what this country will grow.
In 2018, The House passed a bill with The Wall $$$ and The Senates McConnell refused to use the Nuclear Option of 51 votes to pass. He Refused. This mess is his fault !! If Obama The President can give away Billions to Iran why can’t The President give Billions to America for The Wall ??
No wall no passing any bills until border security is funded
Is this really a question?????? What a SICK world we live in!!!! Let’s say YOU become homeless, WHAT SAY YOU THEN?????
The motive seems clear on both sides. IRS partial shutdown means less scrutiny over tax returns and the new tax laws, which would certainly impact lifetime legislators, who have made billions in using immigrants as wage slaves for California agriculture economy. The healthcare for undocumented is clearly a push to get tax payers to fund those same wage-slaves healthcare.
Please support comprehensive immigration reform, which includes solutions for Dreamers, work visa programs, border agents and technology, e-verify, more immigration judges. Throwing money at a wall won’t solve this problem.
Dems stand firm! Do not waste our money on a medieval solution to a 21st century problem! Humanitarian crisis was well planned out by Trump and his buddy (puppeteer) Putin. Exactly how he planned this perfect storm. No other president would allow P to get inside and control the way #45 is. Wonder why...?
How about instead of spending $700 BILLION on endless war, we spend that money at home on things working Americans need like affordable housing, free college, jobs programs, Medicare for All, real public education, and ending homelessness and poverty forever. China has worked diligently and plans to eliminate poverty completely in the next three years! Remember when the rest of the world looked to the US for progressive society plans? Now all we have to share is runaway capitalism that is eating this country from the inside out.
There should be no need to eliminate tax deductions, I give charitable donations as well as repairs to fix my home which we should be able to receive back on our tax return
Eliminating tax deductions will not help how our governments spends our tax dollars. Go back K to the 50’s when sales tax and consumer purchase interest payments could be included in the end of year income tax filing. Reintroduce that and see our economy grow.
Make a deal! Offer to meet POTUS halfway. Democratic intransigence is as distasteful as Republican.
Tax breaks for everyone but rich!!
Dear John You can’t override President Trumps actions, no legislative bills have been forwarded to him. PS: whatever actions the House does has to go through the Senate.