Summaries of interest for President Donald J. Trump Deplorables
90% of workers likely to see more money in paycheck next month
The U.S. Treasury released new withholding tables for employers yesterday that incorporate changes from the tax law signed by President Donald J. Trump last month. Under these new tables, Treasury “estimates that 90% of people who get a paycheck are likely to see more in take-home pay, as soon as February.” — Jeanne Sahadi and Katie Lobosco in CNN Money
Fox and Friends beat out other cable news programs
Fox and Friends has almost 1.6 million average viewers, outperforming MSNBC’s Morning Joe at almost 975,000 and only 633,000 for CNN’s New Day according to latest ratings.
Chrysler move truck production from Mexico to Michigan
Automaker Fiat Chrysler announced it is moving production of its heavy-duty trucks from Mexico to Michigan and will pay bonuses to U.S. workers because of the recent tax reform legislation. The Warren, Michigan, plant will add 2,500 new jobs, and bonuses will be awarded to 60,000 hourly and salaried workers, according to The Associated Press.
Supreme Court to decide on Texas redistricting case
State Attorney General Ken Paxton applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take up Texas’ redistricting case later this spring. Last August, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in San Antonio invalidated two of Texas’ 36 Congressional districts (27 and 35) along with nine state House districts. Attorney General Paxton appealed the rulings to the high court, which blocked them from taking effect.
“We are eager for the chance to present our case before the U.S. Supreme Court, which ordered the district court in San Antonio to draw lawful congressional and House maps in 2012 that the Legislature adopted in 2013 and used in the last three elections,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The lower court’s decisions to invalidate parts of the maps it drew and adopted is inexplicable and indefensible.”
When the Supreme Court put the lower court decisions on hold last September, it meant that no changes to Texas’ redistricting maps would be made ahead of the midterm elections. Attorney General Paxton argued at the time that allowing maps to be redrawn would throw “the Texas election deadlines into chaos for the second time this decade.” The state primary election is March 6.
First year of Trump ‘good for America’ despite media spin
Harold Hamm writes in RealClearPolitics that the first year of the Trump presidency has been “historically good for America.” Hamm explains that “no matter what spin the media put on the first year of the new administration, the numbers don’t lie. What began as a Trump rally in November 2016 has turned into the Great American Economic Renaissance.”
Court says Trump appointment stands
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia earlier this week denied a request for a preliminary injunction to remove President Trump’s appointment of a temporary director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Last November, the CFPB’s director resigned and attempted to appoint his own successor, Leandra English, who filed a lawsuit to block President Trump’s temporary appointee, Mick Mulvaney.
“I am pleased that the district court recognized that longstanding legal precedent supports the president’s power to appoint personnel in this situation. The CFPB was operating in an unaccountable and unauthorized fashion,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “Accountable government requires some oversight over our independent regulators. The CFPB’s rogue behavior cannot go on unchecked.”
English argued that the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act – which created the CFPB – gave her former boss power to appoint temporary leadership and denied the president authority over the decision. However, the legality of President Trump’s appointment was confirmed by the White House Counsel’s Office, the U.S. Department of Justice and the CFPB’s own general counsel.
Twitter censors conservative content?
A recent undercover video released by Project Veritas has confirmed what insiders suspected — social media and tech giants like Twitter (a social media platform with more than 330 million users) are trying to decide what we should see, read, and think. These left-leaning companies are determined to stifle those whose opinions they consider “unacceptable,” effectively censoring conservatives because they don’t like them.
The practice (called shadow-banning) prevents you, the social media user, from seeing conservative content. Conservative social media simply never appear on viewers’ screens while left-wing content is given primacy of place and zero competition.