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yeah and now trumps policy will make it worse.

 

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I say good for Trump.  Biting the hand that feeds you is never smart but for many decades the US has handed out money to other countries with very little return.  Maybe his next move will be to tell the UN to move it's headquarters, mind you the UN does control the building and the land (John D. Rockefeller Jr. purchased the land and donated it to the city of NewYork and the construction of the building was financed by the United States government). 

December 20, 2017 11:25 am
Updated: December 20, 2017 11:29 am

‘Let them vote against us’: Trump threatens to cut aid to UN members over Jerusalem vote

By Staff Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump excuses reporters after his remarks to them at the start of a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2017.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
 

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft United Nations resolution against his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

READ MORE: Protests erupt over Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

The 193-member U.N. General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim countries on the controversial U.S. decision.

WATCH: Donald Trump announces Jerusalem to be recognized as the capital of Israel

Despite urgent appeals from Arab and European leaders and the risk of anti-American protests and violence, on Dec. 6, Trump announced he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Trump declared that he was ending an approach that for decades has failed to advance the prospects for peace. He said recognition acknowledged the “obvious” that Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s government despite the disputed status that is one of the key elements in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

— With files from the Associated Press

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The Democrats are focusing on the big picture......they are still trying to impeach him for cutting the tags off his mattresses.:P

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Some of America’s biggest companies are launching new initiatives to benefit employees after the GOP-led House of Representative approved the largest tax reform bill in three decades this week.

The $1.5 billion tax bill reduces the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% and changes the way the U.S. government taxes companies that also operate internationally. The new plan, which is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump by January at the latest, is being hailed as a major victory for corporations and wealthy Americans.

FOX Business breaks down how employees at some major companies are benefitting from the corporate world’s good fortune.

AT&T

The telecom giant said Wednesday that more than 200,000 of its employees, including union-represented and non-management workers, will be eligible for a $1,000 bonus. The checks will be in the mail in time for the holidays if Trump finalizes the tax bill with his signature before Christmas. AT&T (T) also said it will invest $1 billion more than expected in the U.S. in 2018, once the cuts are final.

“Congress, working closely with the President, took a monumental step to bring taxes paid by U.S. businesses in line with the rest of the industrialized world,” AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said in a statement. “This tax reform will drive economic growth and create good-paying jobs.

Boeing

The aerospace and defense company immediately announced $300 million in investments after the bill passed, with $100 million toward corporate giving including employee gift-match programs, $100 million toward workforce development, training and education and $100 million toward enhancing Boeing’s workplaces.

"On behalf of all of our stakeholders, we applaud and thank Congress and the administration for their leadership in seizing this opportunity to unleash economic energy in the United States," Boeing (BA) President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in a statement. "It's the single-most important thing we can do to drive innovation, support quality jobs and accelerate capital investment in our country."

Comcast

The Philadelphia-based telecom corporation said it would award $1,000 bonuses to more than 100,000 non-executive employees. In addition, Comcast (CMCSA) NBC Universal Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts said the company plans to spend more than $50 billion in the next five years on infrastructure investments that are expected to create "thousands of new direct and indirect jobs."

In a press release, Comcast said the initiatives were "based on the passage of tax reform and the FCC's action on broadband."

Fifth Third Bancorp

The Cincinnati-based banking corporation said it would raise the minimum hourly wage for all employees to $15 per hour and dispense $1,000 bonuses for more than 13,500 workers. The company says tax reform was directly responsible for the initiatives.

“It is good for our communities, employees and Fifth Third Bank (FITB),” Fifth Third President and CEO Greg Carmichael said.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) said it would raise the minimum wage for its team members to $15 per hour and earmark $400 million for philanthropic initiatives in 2018. Some $100 million of that total will be committed to boosting small businesses, while $75 million will support neighborhood revitalization efforts.

“We believe tax reform is good for our U.S. economy and are pleased to take these immediate steps to invest in our team members, communities, small businesses, and homeowners,” said Wells Fargo President and CEO Tim Sloan. “We look forward to identifying additional opportunities for Wells Fargo to invest, as we continue to execute our business strategies and provide long-term value to all our stakeholders."

 

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/12/20/gop-tax-bill-at-t-boeing-among-corporations-rewarding-employees.html

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As the year comes to a close...

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/analysis/2017/12/22/donald-trump-has-spent-a-year-lying-shamelessly-it-hasnt-worked.html

Trump’s unceasing attack on facts has challenged not only the conventions of traditional media outlets, most of which still fact-check him only intermittently, but the habits of fact-checkers themselves. Nobody has quite figured out how to deal with a politician who is this intentionally wrong this frequently. Trump is a human version of computer hackers’ denial-of-service attacks, flooding systems with more disinformation than they are designed to handle.

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Well lets see , in the last year Trump has cut illegal immigration by about 40%, led the push to crush ISIS, deported foreign gang members, got his travel ban through, Unemployment is at a 17 year low, the stock market set 64 records and added 4 trillion in wealth, cut job killing rad tape, dumped the flawed Paris deal, kept promise to Israel, tax reform where 80% of Americans see a tax reduction, removed fines from Obama care, mining in the US up 28.6%, 250 billion trade deal with China, enforced religious liberty ,, set aside 400 million for missile defense, house hold wealth up 1.7 trillion, ..all of which the MSM ignores and who would rather focus on what he eats.


On the other hand ...to name just a few of his accomplishments....PM selfie (aka Kodak Kid)  has added billions and billions of debt, paid off terrorists , blown the TPP, **bleep** off Japan and Australia ....embarrassed every Canadian with his China fiasco and most probably blown NAFTA.....the first PM ever to be officially found guilty with breaching ethics....( but he has great hair )

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http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/dec/19/have-deportations-increased-under-donald-trump-her/

https://thetylt.com/culture/who-is-responsible-for-bringing-unemployment-down

Speaking specifically to jobs, the economy has been adding jobs for 78 months in a row. Saying Trump is responsible for the economic gains is completely disingenuous—his main efforts have been to undo Obama's legacy, many of which are directly responsible for the economic gains the U.S. is seeing. 

https://www.snopes.com/carrier-jobs-to-mexico-despite-trump-deal/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2017/06/08/us-household-wealth-ticks-up-2-3-trillion-to-94-8t-but-this-is-wrong-entirely-wrong/2/#5f595928517e

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I suppose this is attributable to Obama policies as well. The fact that it starting to soar after the election is pure coincidence.

 

 

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The average American doesn't have the economic clout to move the market like that.  That is the result of the 1% piling in knowing that the money they hoarded won't be taxed as much.

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1 hour ago, deicer said:

The average American doesn't have the economic clout to move the market like that.  That is the result of the 1% piling in knowing that the money they hoarded won't be taxed as much.

Hoarded???  I think you meant "EARNED" :064:

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If by 'earned' you are referring to what was highlighted by the Panama Papers, money which was never taxed in the first place thereby putting the burden of education, infrastructure, and healthcare on the average citizen, then let's agree to disagree.

Let's use the cult of Apple as an example.  If they were to cut the cost of each and every one of their products by half, their quarterly profit would still be double the oil companies. Their fourth quarter profit was $10.7 Billion USD.

And much of that is not taxed...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/world/apple-taxes-jersey.html

U.S. multinational firms are the global grandmasters of tax avoidance schemes that deplete not just U.S. tax collection but the tax collection of most every large economy in the world,” said Edward D. Kleinbard, a former corporate tax adviser to such companies who is now a law professor at the University of Southern California.

Indeed, tax strategies like the ones used by Apple — as well as Amazon, Google, Starbucks and others — cost governments around the world as much as $240 billion a year in lost revenue, according to a 2015 estimate by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

So all 45 has done, is a give them a way to launder that money back into the U.S..

Congressional Republicans are also seeking to impose a 10 percent tax on some of the profits that American businesses say are earned offshore — half the rate they are proposing for profits in the United States. The lawmakers have also proposed another break, permitting multinationals to bring home more than $2.6 trillion stowed offshore at sharply reduced tax rates. Both proposals, critics say, would only create additional incentives for businesses like Apple to shift more profits into island hideaways.

 

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Don’t think I’ve ever met a Liberal that didn’t have TAX as his middle name!

 

 

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3 hours ago, Jaydee said:

Don’t think I’ve ever met a Liberal that didn’t have TAX as his middle name!

 

 

and it seems a number of people are very envious of folks who make  / made large amounts of money through legal means and then avoid paying large percentage of taxes on that money  also using legal ways. You notice I didn't say Liberals as a lot of "Liberals" are worth a lot of money, some earned and some (no need to name names) only by inheritance. So if you want to join this club, rather than sitting outside and bitching about how much the make or how little tax they pay:

http://www.slice.ca/money/photos/jobs-that-could-make-you-a-millionaire/#!Physician_Jobs-That-Could-Make-You-a-Millionaire_

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Yes, it is a lot of hard work to make that kind of money. 

Just ask those at Loblaws who made sure it was profitable.

And how about all those lobbyists on both side of the border who put in all that time to ensure the proper tax breaks for the one percent?

Lots of hard work that the average Joe can't take advantage of.

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54 minutes ago, deicer said:

Yes, it is a lot of hard work to make that kind of money. 

Just ask those at Loblaws who made sure it was profitable.

And how about all those lobbyists on both side of the border who put in all that time to ensure the proper tax breaks for the one percent?

Lots of hard work that the average Joe can't take advantage of.

 

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On 2017-12-20 at 9:28 PM, Kasey said:

Yessssss! Because we are NOT Trumpland, we are Canada!!

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What does this even mean?  Trashing Trump is popular, pedestrian, bandwagon and boring.  He was democratically elected by having 63 million Americans vote for him with a present approval rating higher than 8 of Canada’s premiers.  Don’t turn this into Trump bashing thread, in my opinion, the righteousness of some Canadians is a bit much for me.

The AC commercial played up a certain theme with little to do with Air Canada itself.

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Trump could literally pay for the cure for cancer out of his own pocket and some people here would find fault with it somehow. 

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Jaydee, the really sad thing about Trump and Hillary is, unless you (generic) are a US Citizen / voter, nothing posted on this forum will change anything. On the other hand posts about our PM always have the possibility of educating Canadians and perhaps changing their vote in the next election. 

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1 hour ago, Malcolm said:

, nothing posted on this forum will change anything. 

I agree with the above but at least we can voice our opinions. If anything it shows how far North America has sunk, and how tough the climb will be out of this this...mindless Liberal social abyss we find ourselves in. Apathy will kill Canada.

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about bloody time.

December 26, 2017 5:45 am

United States says it negotiated $285M cut to United Nations budget

By Staff The Associated Press

The U.S. government says it has negotiated a significant cut in the United Nations budget.

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said on Sunday that the U.N.’s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by over $285 million. The mission said reductions would also be made to the U.N.’s management and support functions.

The announcement didn’t make clear the entire amount of the budget or specify what effect the cut would have on the U.S. contribution.

U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said that the “inefficiency and overspending” of the organization is well-known, and she would not let “the

She also said that while the mission was pleased with the results of budget negotiations, it would continue to “look at ways to increase the U.N.’s efficiency? while protecting our interests.”

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