Fistfight At The POTUS Trump SOTU

Update: The speech that was not supposed to happen. Whether it was the Jill Stein recount or the “it’s over for Trump” heard repeatedly during the primaries/general election, or the Deep State plot to remove a duly elected president in a soft coup. Still he persisted… Trump:



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There has to be a fistfight at President Trump’s State of the Union Address tonight. There will be dozens of DACA terrorists in the balcony tonight, all invited by Obama Dimocrats, who can start the fights. The DACA terrorists will boo or shout or do something to disrupt President Trump. Right? The Obama Dimocrats have to disrupt the President Trump speech somehow. The Obama Dimocrats cannot allow President Trump to bypass Big Media and speak the truth uninterrupted, to tell the American people of the economic successes and freedom policies, for an hour or more, with all the national networks and cable networks, and radio stations, and every eyeball in the nation listening, watching, President Trump.

Imagine the damage to the totalitarian left and Obama Dimocrats if President Trump brags about the wonderful tax cuts to come which Obama Dimocrats said was only for the rich and therefore voted against the tax cuts, then two days later, in February, Americans begin to see the tax tables for 2019 which will begin to affect lower deductions from every paycheck. It will be Hell to pay for Obama Dimocrats who already fear the powerful economy being built by President Trump.

The Obama Dimocrats cannot allow President Trump to present his MAGAnificent message to the American people without interruption. Fistfights, booing, caterwauling, moans, groans, obnoxious behavior will have to be DACAized in order to prevent President Trump from reaching out to the American people.

Big Media has kept the good news on the economy quiet. President Trump cannot be allowed to stun Americans with all the good news they have not heard. President Trump cannot be allowed to amaze the nations with his plans for his second year:

President Donald Trump will tout the growing economy, the need for better infrastructure, and his overall foreign policy agenda on Tuesday night in his first official State of the Union address before Congress and the nation.

Trump will stress an inclusive agenda, as he did last year in an address to Congress shortly after he took office. [snip]

This time, look for Trump to emphasize the growing economy, tax cuts, deregulation, national defense, and infrastructure.

Big Media has tried to blame America, not North Korea, for the danger to world peace. Big Media has tried to keep President Trump from any credit for the economic revival of America. Big Media/Obama Dimocrats have lied about Russia “collusion” in order to discredit President Trump’s massive victory in November 2016. In one evening President Trump may undo all the Big Media attacks and lies.

Tonight Obama Dimocrats will try to disrupt President Trump’s journey from the White House to the Capitol. The Obama Dimocrats/DACA terrorists will aim flashlights into the presidential motorcade. Outside the Capitol, DACA terrorists alongside their Obama Dimocrat leash holders will stage a “funeral” for DACA. President Trump is prepared on the DACA battle:

Inside the Capitol, meanwhile, dozens of Dreamers will be in the House chamber for Mr. Trump’s speech as guests of Democratic members of Congress. It is believed the biggest group of illegal immigrants ever to watch the speech in person. [snip]

The Trump administration, meanwhile, has chosen to highlight the other side of the immigration debate. First lady Melania Trump will host two families whose teen daughters were slain by the violent and mostly immigrant MS-13 gang.

Mrs. Trump will also be joined by CJ Martinez, an agent at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who according to the White House has been involved in investigations that have led to more than 100 MS-13 gang arrests, on charges ranging from homicide to drug and weapons trafficking.

President Trump will counter DACA terrorist illegal aliens with victim families of illegal aliens.

Then President Trump will spring his trap for Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck tonight on DACA. President Trump will remind the nation that he proposed a very generous DACA path as well as funding for the border WALL only to be rejected by Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck and other Obama Dimocrats:

President Trump said this weekend that he offered a “wonderful deal” to protect illegal immigrant Dreamers and that resistance among Democrats suggests the party would rather have a political issue than a solution. [snip]

The president is poised to deliver his plan to Capitol Hill this week and make his case directly to the public in his State of the Union address. [snip]

“I have offered DACA a wonderful deal, including a doubling in the number of recipients & a twelve year pathway to citizenship, for two reasons: (1) Because the Republicans want to fix a long time terrible problem. (2) To show that Democrats do not want to solve DACA, only use it!” Mr. Trump said.

Democrats are not interested in Border Safety & Security or in the funding and rebuilding of our Military. They are only interested in Obstruction!” he added.

President Trump will tell the nation that he wants to end the visa lottery and chain migration – all issues which the overwhelming majority of Americans also support. President Trump will tell the nation that his popular proposals for generosity on DACA have to be met with strong border security that stops illegal immigration as well as drugs and illegal substances. President Trump will then bypass Big Media and inform American citizens that all of these proposals have been rejected by Obama Dimocrats who threaten to shut down the government in order to protect illegal immigrants.

In all this President Trump holds the trump cards because it is Cryin’ Shutdown Chuck who is under pressure from his base of Obama Dimocrat loons.

President Trump will also inform the nation that DACA is dead no matter what. There is no going back. President Trump will enforce immigration law as the Congress and the courts have decreed:

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that if it doesn’t step in to shut down the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before the end of June, Texas might sue the federal government to end the program.

Paxton’s statement came in an amicus brief arguing that the Supreme Court should overturn a lower-court ruling that has temporarily prevented the Trump administration from phasing out the program, which President Barack Obama created by executive order. It provides legal status to 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

Texas has successfully argued at all levels of the federal judiciary that the federal executive branch lacks the power to unilaterally grant lawful presence to unlawfully present aliens,” Paxton said, referencing the state’s successful lawsuit to stop a program that would’ve allowed the parents of those protected by DACA to remain in the United States. “Left intact, DACA would set a dangerous precedent by giving the executive branch sweeping authority to circumvent Congress and change our nation’s immigration laws. Today, consistent with the rule of law and the principle of separation of powers, Congress has an opportunity to act.”

Last year, Paxton and attorneys general from nine other states threatened to sue to stop DACA if it wasn’t ended by Sept. 5.

The aim for President Trump tonight is to tout his successes and outline our future “wins”. President Trump might even have enough time, in between economic and infrastructure news, to discuss how he smashed ISIS.

The aim for Obama Dimocrats is to obstruct, resist, persist, and be otherwise obnoxious in order to prevent President Trump from delivering his message.

President Trump will win the battle and the war. If Obama Dimocrats try to heckle, jeckle, moan, groan, start fistfights or otherwise bring about physical altercations of any sort, President Trump will turn to the people of the United States of America and say “look at the Obama Dimocrats, take a good look at these politicians who care more for illegal aliens than for American citizens, you”. Winner? Trump!

If the Obama Dimocrats don’t disrupt with fistfights or rude noises, President Trump will communicate his message and win. Win!

After the State of the Union speech Obama Dimocrats will reply to President Trump. Millenials who don’t know what a Kennedy is will hear from a Kennedy none of us has heard about. Other Obama Dimocrat loons like Maxine Waters will also stumble over each other to reply to President Trump. The cacophony from these loons will make President Trump the winner, again.

Tonight, a lot will happen. We’ll be watching and listening as President Trump delivers his MAGAnificient message. Our comments section will giggle and scream, as appropriate.

Anything can happen tonight.

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Bye MAGAnificent 2017, Hello MAGAnificent 2018

It was a MAGAnificent year. It began in horror. For 21 days Barack Obama occupied the White House. Then glory! President Donald J. Trump.

We’ve written several times before that “The country, had to hit Ba-rock bottom” before we could get Donald J. Trump as president. There was no other way.

The country had to suffer the insufferable if ever the people were to reach out to someone who had never run for political office before, ever, and elect the needed Gideon to the highest office in the land. We got our Gideon who saved America as well as Israel. Now our modern day Gideon is about to have a subway station at the Wailing Wall named for him, in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.

Yup, the country had to hit Ba-rock Bottom if it was ever to recover from the leftist totalitarian plans of “managed decline” and once again strive with a real chance of success to Make America Great Again.

Likewise, we also needed to get corrupt Robert Mueller appointed as the protector of the swamp if we are ever to drain the swamp. Upon the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, “We celebrated because the more Swamp Deep State players come forth to attack President Trump openly, not from the shadows, the easier it will be to take down the Deep State “resistance” to a duly elected President.” Yup, we needed Robert Mueller to come from behind the tapestry so that we could confront the enemy face-to-face.

That enemy is now coming sharply into focus. The Obama corruptions we warned about are slowly exposed. The corrupt Iran deal is now seen as a means for Obama to permit Hezbollah drug dealing in America. The filthy dossier paid for by the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign then funneled to the F.B.I., or perhaps also paid for by the F.B.I. and churned about by John McCain and his aide David Kramer – that too is all getting exposed. It’s MAGAnificient!!! Thanks David Nunes!!!!

We needed to get Mueller if we were ever to get to the truth of what happened, despite the efforts of Mueller, as the deep state conspired against the American people and Donald J. Trump. Bit by bit all the conspiracies are being undone. Yeah, McCabe and Mueller and Ohr will get what’s coming to them. MAGAnificient!!!!

We got what we needed in MAGAnificent 2017. In MAGAnificent 2018 we get more of what we want.

We got a lot of what we wanted in MAGAnificent 2017 too. It wasn’t all just misery. It wasn’t just the misery of the first 21 days of Obama followed by the appointment of Robert Mueller to try to take down the greatest enemy of the swamp the Republic has ever produced. 2017 was MAGAnificent in many ways.

It wasn’t just the terrific Trump tax triumph and the implications of the plan we wrote about. There were a lot of MAGAnificient triumphs in 2017. Consider some of the great Trump triumphs that have been given little attention.

There are the amazing Trumpian happenings in the center of the Muslim world, particularly in Saudi Arabia with it’s handover of power to a much younger leader and one who might be serious about killing Muslim extremists.

In “western” Europe the leftist parties are increasingly anti-Semitic allies with the Muslim invaders. The good news comes from the east.

There are the stunning Trump inspired changes in what was once thought of as the “captive nations” of eastern Europe as they increasingly become the bulwark against the managed decline of Europe and the values of the West. These “captive nations” experienced totalitarianism and they will fight against it now that they have an ally at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And what an ally! Who can ever forget President of the United States Donald J. Trump in Poland and his crusade against folly in Europe??? MAGAnificient!!!!

Remember the many triumphs of President Trump against Big Media? There were so many battles won by President Trump against Big Media that lists had to be compiled to try to capture the full scope of the victories.

On policy, there was all the crazy talk that President Trump had made an agreement with Nancy Pelousy and Cryin’ Chuck on DACA which ensured amnesty for illegal aliens was on the way. Then reality hit and the DACA plan emerged which will never be accepted by Obama Dimocrats. The “plan” with its 70 conditions, such as a border wall, will be the art of the deal starting point.

On politics, who could have dreamed that the Obama Dimocrats would have yet another senate seat to defend in MAGAnificient 2018 now that Al Frankengroper will resign? And just think, the Hollywood left will not be able to campaign for the forlorn Obama Dimocrat candidates because so many of them, yea the entire industry of “progressive entertainers” have been Harvey Weinsteined.

The Trump GOP will have less than 10 seats to defend in MAGAnificient 2018. The Obama Dimocrats are already forced to defend 25 seats, mostly in “red” states. So say “good-bye” to Joe Manchin who is now the sole Obama Dimocrat elected to a statewide seat in West Virginia. Say good-bye as well to all the Obama Dimocrats who persist to resist President Trump. We’ve already bid adieu, or rather kicked down the stairs, the NeverTrumpers on the GOP side like Bob Corker and Jeffy Flake. MAGAnificent!!!

What about Rocket Man? In 2017 China was exposed as a duplicitous enabler of North Korea in pictures of China breaking the sanctions against Rocket Man by selling oil despite the U.N. votes and the promises made to America and the world. President Trump has the pictures and has used them in the same way President Kennedy used his pictures of Soviet missiles in Cuba. MAGAnificent!!!!

In MAGAnificent 2018 North Korea’s Rocket Man will see rockets “made in America” hit him between the eyes.

ISIS? What ISIS? The ISIS Obama said would take generations to destroy has been sent packing and running for the caves by President Donald J. Trump and he has not been in office a full year yet.

The U.N.? President Trump schlonged them and is cutting off the funding by hundreds of millions – to start with. N.A.T.O. has been given orders to have member states pay their dues and they are starting to cough up the cash. Iran? Wait until 2018 to see Iran get the Iran deal pulled. Paris Treaty? Gone girl. TPP? Dead and buried. NAFTA? On life support about to have the plug pulled.

Regulations cut, Supreme Court and court system, immigration executive orders, the stock market, the economy… MAGAnificent. MAGAnificent.


2017 was MAGAnificient. 2018 will be MAGAnificience MAGAnified.

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40 Year Plan: Trump’s Terrific Tax Triumph

To fully grasp the meaning of President Trump’s Terrific Tax Triumph read The Vastness Of The Trump Revolution Is Immeasurable, written a few days after the election of President Donald J. Trump in 2016. In that article we discussed Barack Obama’s 40 year plan that failed:

The delusion was this: Barack Obama and the coalition of the ascendant would win in 2008 and soon there would be an economic revival such that Democrats would get all the credit. This would lead to 40 years of voters rewarding the Democratic Party with victory just as voters rewarded Democrats for 40 years after FDR – until it all came crashing down with the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 1994.

Of course, Barack Obama bungled the supposed economic recovery. In 2008 Obama inflicted his flim-flam stimulus and the deadly ObamaCare plans on the nation. Both such disasters that by the time they passed the nation revolted and rewarded Republicans.

The failed Obama economy of the first term did not sober up the Dimocrats. This time they were doubly sure of the 40 year plan. The thinking was “well, it didn’t work in 2008 but boy oh boy it will work in 2012 for sure by golly”. Again the notion was that in 2012 Barack Obama would win reelection and that would lead to a massive economic recovery and once again the Democrats would get the credit, as they got the credit for FDR, and that economic revival would lead to 40 years of voter rewards and endless power for Obama Dimocrats.

Now the 40 year plan works in favor of President-elect Donald J. Trump. If, as we suspect, President Donald J. Trump leads the nation to a great economic boom and lives up to “Make America Great Again” it will be President Donald J. Trump and the Republicans who will be rewarded for generations by the voters.

So tepid and limp-wristed was the Obama economy that Americans felt under siege even as Obama and his dimwitted acolytes praised his policies for the “recovery”. The Obama years felt to Americans as recession years or depression years. The Obama 40 year plan hit the brick wall of economic failure at home, trillions of taxpayer dollars wasted, managed decline at home and abroad for this once great nation.

President Donald J. Trump has changed all that. Barack Obama was the flaccid child of weakness and logorrhea. President Donald J. Trump is a Churchill style leader who ends America’s darkest hours.

Go to a brick and mortar store this Christmas season (Merry Christmas!!! Happy Chanukah!!!) and see the crowds gleefully shopping!!!! Americans see America in glory and are full of real HOPE and real honest CHANGE:

American optimism on the economy is reaching new heights and President Donald Trump’s approval ratings look to be benefiting, at least somewhat.

The CNBC All-American Economic Survey found that for the first time in at least 11 years, more than half of respondents to the survey rated the economy as good or excellent, while a near record 41 percent expected the economy to improve in the next year.

We’re not measuring a marginal change in the economy, we’re measuring a different economy,” said Public Opinion Strategies’ Micah Roberts, the Republican pollster for the survey. [snip]

The survey found that 42 percent of Americans expect their wages to rise in the next year, and 41 percent of homeowners see their home values going up, the highest level recorded since 2007. In 2011, while the country remained in an economic funk from the financial crisis, just 15 percent of homeowners thought their home prices would rise.

“2017 is the year that Americans finally put the recession behind them in terms of their attitudes about the economy, and it took a change in leadership” to make it happen, said Roberts.

That’s real HOPE and real CHANGE even as Big Media deceptively describes an America filled with the same fear Big Media feels as President Trump continues his relentless rally to Make America Great Again.

Those leftist and/or deluded Americans that hate President Trump and make their views known continue to resist. But even these haters are shopping because even the “resistance” can’t resist shopping, can’t resist feeling the economic improvement, can’t resist real HOPE and CHANGE.

The Obama Dimocrats 40 year plan is quickly becoming a Trump America 40 year plan. It is President Trump who brings economic recovery that can be felt in the streets, Wall Street and Main Street. It is President Trump who brings the economic recovery that can be felt at every kitchen table. It is President Trump and the Trump Republicans who will reap the political benefits in much the same way as the FDR recovery (fueled mostly by war spending) led to 40 years of Democratic Party rule.

Trump’s Terrific Tax Triumph is the exclamation point to the economic recovery already underway. President Trump unshackled the American economy by getting rid of the chains of regulation and ever more regulation. President Trump put America First in his dealings with foreign leaders which has led to more jobs coming to America. President Trump is a cheerleader for America.

President Trump is fully engaged in a comprehensive plan to Make America Great Again. As we previously wrote, the just passed Trump tax law will have a profound positive effect for the economy as well as hurt the totalitarian left that rules the blue states. Other publications have taken note recently of the SALT in the wound:

Republican tax bill would tie the hands of blue-state governments

As we wrote, the blue states will bleed green. The red states will turn golden. The blue states will have to take the jackboot off the necks of taxpayers or they will bleed to death.

The apocalyptic claims by Obama Dimocrats are real. There is real fear from the left of the Trump tax cuts. The fear from Obama Dimocrats and the totalitarian left is that the President Trump tax cuts will work.

Already, economic forecasts are on the upswing. This fourth quarter of the first year of President Trump might rise as much as 4 percent.

President Trump’s tax cuts will work and make President Trump even more popular no matter what Big Media polls declare.

Most importantly, the narrative from the left that President Trump could not govern has just been shattered. President Trump has achieved a great governing victory.

For President Trump Make America Great Again is not a slogan.

Make America Great Again is a policy.

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Two Trump Earthquakes To Come

The Vastness Of The Trump Revolution Is Immeasurable, is what we wrote a few days after the election of President Donald J. Trump. Every day we see the immeasurable vastness of that victory.

There are two big Trump earthquakes about to take place. These are not the biggest Trump earthquakes that will rattle the world and this country. Those mega-MAGA-Trumpquakes we will write about at a later day. Today we discuss the biggest Trump earthquakes that are about to shake America.

These two imminent Trump earthquakes we confess have taken us by surprise. Indeed, we mocked the possibility of them ever happening under Trump or anyone else. Yet, here we are. They are about to happen.

We mean tax reform. We are not talking about the “tax reform” everyone else is talking about. We mean the revolutionary aspects about to be unleashed by the Trump tax reform plan.

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As President Trump said in Missouri today, few if any presidents have accomplished as much as President Trump has in the ten months (only ten months????) since inauguration.



It’s not only the massive economic growth (3.3 percent in the third quarter despite the hurricanes), the confidence of consumers as we approach the biggest Christmas season in decades, and the cultural impact President Trump has already had on America. Now the big ones are about to hit. Hardest hit by the Trump earthquakes? California. Then New York. Then Illinois and New Jersey. Blue states all.

We have not thought any of this would happen. We did not think tax reform would happen. We thought (and still think) John McCain and other NeverTrump GOP establishment Republicans will do everything and anything to stop President Trump. Still, it might happen. But happen or not, the earthquake will now shake your windows and rattle your halls, at some point. It will happen because now we see that it can happen.

What are these Trump earthquakes? It’s SALT and the education wound.

EARTHQUAKE 1 SALT

While most everyone focuses on how the Trump tax plan will affect them personally we’re looking at the policy and the political implications of that policy. The leftists in the “blue states” started a civil war and now President Trump is bringing in the Grand Army of the Republic.

“SALT” in this instance stands for “state and local taxes”. Most Americans will not be affected adversely by the proposed elimination of state and local tax deduction write-offs on federal taxes because President Trump also proposes a doubling of the standard deduction. But some Americans will be hit hard by the elimination of SALT deductions on federal income taxes.

Who will be hurt by the elimination of SALT deductions in federal taxes? Those with high incomes in high tax states will be hurt because the standard deduction increases will not make up for the loss of SALT deductions in federal taxes. But who will really, really, really, really be hurt the most? Blue state Obama Dimocrat politicians:

Trump’s Tax Plan Could Be Painful for New York, New Jersey, and California

Wealthier residents of high-tax states would be especially hard hit if they can no longer deduct state and local taxes from their federal taxes.

Take a moment to fully grasp the revolutionary implications of what this means. It means that Obama Dimocrats that control these blue states will be put under pressure by their powerful residents to reduce state and local taxes. The very wealthy that have supported the Obama Dimocrats will be the hardest hit and the ones who will either have to move from the blue states or else demand that state and local taxes be lowered. It’s revolutionary:

“There is no doubt that if you are a New York or California resident, your largest deduction, by a factor that could be as high as 10, is the state and local income tax,” said tax expert Robert Willens, of New York-based Robert Willens LLC. “Historically a high-state tax was mitigated by the fact that you were able to deduct it, so it was really costing you 60 percent or 65 percent of what you were paying to the state.” [snip]

The deduction ends up being far more valuable in states with the highest tax burdens.

Nationwide, wealthier taxpayers benefit the most from the deduction. More than 88 percent of its benefits go to Americans who earn more than $100,000 a year, according to the Tax Foundation.

We never thought this could happen. Elimination of SALT deductions was tried before and always failed bigly:

Past efforts to end the deduction of state and local taxes, back in the Reagan years, never took hold, because the hardest-hit states complained so bitterly about it, said Willens. In the recent presidential election, Trump won none of the 10 states where residents benefit the most from the state and local tax deduction. The highest-tax state the president did take is Wisconsin, where 32 percent of taxpayers claim the deduction, which represents 6 percent of their adjusted gross incomes. He won all 10 states that benefit the least from the deduction, with the exception of Nevada. Alaskans benefit the least of all: 22 percent of filers in Alaska claim the deduction, but it represents just 1.5 percent of their incomes, according to Internal Revenue Service data.

If the change goes through, there’s little that people can do except maybe decamp for Florida or Texas, where there is no state income tax. Not that tax collectors in high-tax states like New York make it easy to move.

Whether it happens now or not, it is clear that it will happen because President Trump has made it a very real possibility. We never thought President Trump could accomplish this.

The very wealthy that have provided financing for Obama Dimocrats will have to (a) lose money, or (b) demand that Obama Dimocrats they donate to cut state and local taxes, or (c) move to red states. Get a dog to eat a dog:

New York Could Lose Some Top Earners Under GOP Tax Bill, Goldman Says

New York City could lose some of its highest-income residents if the tax bill making its way through the U.S. Congress becomes law, according to estimates from Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Initial analysis suggests that the legislation “could eventually lower the number of top-income earners in New York City” by 2 percent to 4 percent, Goldman economists led by Jan Hatzius wrote in a note dated Nov. 24. The trigger would be a provision that restricts the ability of taxpayers to deduct the levies they pay to state and local authorities, which would disproportionately hit locations with relatively high rates. [snip]

We now expect a repeal of the federal deductibility of state and local income taxes as well as a $10,000 cap on the property-tax deduction,” Goldman economists wrote as the Senate prepares to vote for its version of the tax overhaul. “The increased tax gap between high- and low-tax areas may moderately increase moves to the latter.” [snip]

California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Maryland would see a drop in the value of income- and property-tax deductions of almost 15 percent of their total state and local taxes, Goldman says.

“These changes could create additional fiscal challenges for the high-tax areas, some of which already face structural pension funding issues,” the economists said.

The high tax Obama Dimocrat blue states have for years raised local and state taxes without facing protests from blue state citizens. That’s because the ability to deduct these high state and local taxes on federal income tax forms made the increases in local and state taxes relatively painless. After all, other Americans paid for the high taxes in high tax states, so it was all gain no pain. Now, because of President Trump reality must be faced. Now the high tax Obama Dimocrat blue state will get pain but no gain.

If citizens of high tax Obama Dimocrat blue states want tax relief they will have to confront and remove the tax and spend Obama Dimocrats. Or move to red states.

Throw in the ObamaCare individual mandate repeal which might be included in the final tax plan and the Obama Dimocrat run blue states will be hit even harder. And if the Graham/Cassidy ObamaCare repeal plan comes to pass blue states will have to either stop providing ObamaCare to everyone and anyone (including illegal immigrants either through phony documentation or other means) or cut benefits to American citizens — or have to pay for it from tax dollars extracted from the blue state citizens. But that is a discussion for another day.

BLUE ACADEMY BLUES

The second Trump earthquake to come will rock the cultural landscape as well as the political landscape. We’re talking colleges and universities in a snowflake meltdown:

House GOP to Propose Sweeping Changes to Higher Education
Revamp would put caps on student loans, foster new paths to work force

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives this week will propose sweeping legislation that aims to change where Americans go to college, how they pay for it, what they study, and how their success—or failure—affects the institutions they attend.

That is all in the future when powerful academic institutions will have to behave responsibly and produce results for the students they currently extract money from. But not all the reforms are in the distant future. Some of the changes are shovel ready. The Academy is about to be buried in a Trump earthquake:

GOP tax plan rattles higher education

The proposal reflects a growing sense of colleges, universities as bastions of privilege.

Congressional Republicans’ plans to slap unprecedented new taxes on higher education have left college leaders shocked and scrambling — the latest salvo in what some observers say is a growing culture war on a higher education system seen as elitist and out of touch.

While most college leaders said they don’t believe they were targeted directly in tax reform legislation — and are rather collateral damage — they say the hit was startling, as higher education has long enjoyed bipartisan support. Higher education also is a powerful lobbying force on the Hill.

In interviews with POLITICO, college presidents contended the tax proposals (H.R. 1 (115)) would be a devastating blow that would make college — especially graduate school — more expensive, and further out of reach of low- and middle-income families. That argument, however, may not go far, as polling shows many Americans are increasingly wary of colleges and universities, and are generally supportive of tax cuts.

“Very few Americans care” about the plight of colleges and especially about the problems of graduate students, said Jason Delisle at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. “Very few of them are privileged enough to get a graduate degree from an elite institution. I think they’re like, ‘Complain all you want.’ It’s just not going to resonate with Main Street America.”

Indeed, recent data shows the nation’s most elite schools have long catered mostly to the wealthy, serving relatively few low- and middle-income Americans. Dozens of colleges enroll more students from the top 1 percent of earners than the bottom 60 percent, according to data from the Equality of Opportunity Project.

The powerful masters of colleges and universities will focus all their power to stop these responsible changes. The colleges and universities will try to make the argument that students will be hurt by the tax changes although the rise of the standard deduction would offset any higher taxes individual students will pay. What the colleges and universities fear is the loss of their massive endowment funds:

A recent poll from Pew found 58 percent of Republicans view colleges negatively, while 72 percent of Democrats view them positively.

The tax bills, experts say, may well be part of that sentiment. Both the House and Senate levy new taxes on the largest private college endowments. The House would end deductions for student loan interest and tax tuition waivers for graduate students.

“I think it’s part of a culture war … no question,” said Philip Altbach, a research professor and founding director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. [snip]

College leaders fear the tax plan is the latest sign they are losing the battle over public perception. The proposal comes after years of rising tuition prices have led many Americans to believe college is too expensive. It also follows a year of intense scrutiny over cultural issues on campuses, including conflicts over free speech that have crystallized the view among some Republicans that colleges are pushing a liberal agenda.

“We’re being challenged on all of these fronts, and we see that reflected for example in the tax legislation,” Rice University President David Leebron said. [snip]

But perhaps the most in-your-face item aimed at higher education — especially elite colleges and universities — is a plan in both the House and Senate versions that would tax private university endowment earnings. The tax would only apply to private universities with at least 500 students and endowment assets of at least $250,000 per student — between 60 and 70 schools.

Harvard University alone has an endowment of well over 34 billion dollars, Princeton over 22 billion dollars, Stanford 22 billion dollars, Yale has over 25 billion dollars. Poor darlings want everyone to pay taxes, now they can join in the fun.

To think it took a billionaire to get these lowlifes to pay taxes.

The Trump earthquakes will soon start to shake rattle and roll.

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