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Monday, February 13, 2017

His departure came just after reports surfaced the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials regarding his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail by the Russians.
The move comes less than a month into the job, making him one of the shortest-serving senior presidential advisers in modern history.
The sudden exit marks the most public display yet of disarray at the highest levels of the new administration, which has faced repeated questions over a slew of controversies and reports of infighting among senior aides during its first three weeks.

Flynn was not able to definitively refute a Washington Post story late last week that his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak included communication about the sanctions. It is illegal for unauthorized private citizens to negotiate with foreign governments on behalf of the US. read more



Prefer the FairTax vs VAT myself.


Having said that I'll have to brush up on it as it looks like they've made some changes to the idea from when I last read it (4+ years ago).

ie, back then it was 20+k a year in prebates (to cover clothing/ unprepared food etc that is normally not part of a sales tax) and is now down to like 7800ishk. Have to see what other changes were made.

Back when I read it, the tax also only applied to new products. Ie, if you bought a used car no tax was collected, same with buying a home, if you buy brand new construction, it's taxed, otherwise it's not. If you manufacture something no tax is paid on supplies (only the final product) which from what I understand is the biggest difference to the VAT tax which applies to everything along the manufacturing path.

The tax is also built into the prices so the receipt shows 100 as the price, it's 100 you pay. Making tax increases harder to 'slip in' along the way. The key thing for me about it is that it collects from tourists as well and applies to the cash only crowd as well...bunch of other things but like I said, I'll have to bone up on it to see what changes were made that will probably make me hate it. :)

just found this.


Spicer saying " I came out wanting to clarify that we stay focused on what the president is doing and his decisive action I needed to make sure I clarified and not with any way shape or form any more of a distraction from the presidents decisive action in Syria and the attempts he's making to destabilize the region and root out ISIS out of Syria."

Seriously? Is the guy who is supposed to speak for the White House this inept or was this more of a Freudian slip of the tongue?

In his own words Trump is best at...

Still wondering why people believe him.

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