News Analysis by Hatter5183: In 2017 the Companies in the S&P 500 employed 24 million people. They paid out $419.8 Billion in dividends. Some people on the right look at the tax cuts and celebrate the extra $1.50/week in employees paychecks or the few $1,000 one time bonuses to employees. We only tax profits. Corporate tax rates heavily influence what a company does with "extra" money. When corporate rates were high, they could put more money in their pockets by avoiding taxes and spending the money growing the company. Long term growth was the focus. Now with low corporate tax rates profit taking is cheap. The incentive is in profit taking. The companies in the S&P 500 companies handed out $17,492 PER EVERY EMPLOYEE, the equivalent of $8.74/hr. But not to employees, to shareholders. So when you say we can't afford to raise the minimum wage, that it would break the bank, I say hogwash.
NK released a video of the awkward exchange between Trump and a NK General. Cue WhataboutObama in 3.2.1...
Corey Stewart, the bombastic conservative who built his public image on championing Confederate symbols, won the Republican Senate nomination in Virginia. Stewart, a member of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, defeated state House member Nick Freitas and minister E.W. Jackson in Tuesday's primary. Freitas conceded the race Tuesday night, according to local media. He now faces Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, the party's 2016 vice presidential nominee and a heavy favorite for re-election, in November's midterm election. read more
Trump has allowed the republicans to throw off their masks and let their evil show.
A jury awarded the family of a man killed in his garage by police 4 cents. Police blindly fired 4 shots through the closed garage door hitting the victim twice in the abdomen and once in his head. Police claimed he was pointing a weapon at them. He did have a gun but it was in his back pocket and there was no line of sight between them when police opened fire through the closed garage door. The damage award was insulting in my opinion. It is telling the family that his life was indeed wrongly taken but that it was only worth 4 cents