close Video Rep. Kevin McCarthy on where tax reform stands in the House House Majority Leader makes his case on 'Fox & Friends.' Congress had just approved a big economic plan and the president signed it into law. Then it wasn’t long until the White House appealed to Congress to slash spending. Sound familiar? But head back to the mid-1990s. Congress approved a $496 billion, five-year, economic stimulus package at the behest of former President Bill Clinton in August, 1993. Still, Clinton insisted that lawmakers then find $10-15 billion in additional cuts over the same five-year period. This would be a challenge for Congress. Many of the spending allocations lawmakers approved went toward government “investments.” More jobs for park rangers. Additional battleships. But by the same token, Clinton wanted spending reductions to unwind the deficit. The oscillations of Clinton and Trump aren’t new. Who wouldn’t like to have it both ways? … [Read more...] about Trump, GOP plan to rescind budget spending has precedent but rocky path in Congress
The woman accused of shoving a construction worker into the path of an incoming subway train was indicted for attempted murder, authorities said Wednesday. Marjorie Chambers, 57, was hit with a felony rap in the would-be death of Stephen Ware, Assistant District Attorney Shanitra Waymire said at the suspect’s hospital arraignment. The near-fatal push at the Union Square station on Friday was captured on video, Waymire said. Fast-acting cops pulled the 27-year-old to safety around 12:15 a.m. as a Brooklyn-bound Q train was about to arrive at the busy transit hub. Woman pushes man onto Union Square subway tracks without warning Ware said he was on his way home from work when he was randomly attacked. “I was walking straight down the platform toward the L when someone said ‘f--k you’ and just pushed me onto the tracks,” Ware previously told the Daily News. “I landed on my feet and fell over. It was such a flash. … [Read more...] about Woman who pushed stranger into path of subway train indicted for attempted murder
Omar Passons takes an analytical approach to things. He looks at a pressing issue, does the research and comes up with a plan.Not everyone will agree with his proposals but he doesn’t seem to mind. If they use a fact-based process to arrive at an alternative, or to modify his plan, he’s open.The county Board of Supervisors candidate also knows he wouldn’t be the first person seeking office to present comprehensive plans that don’t go anywhere — because they can’t get elected.To advance his ideas on supporting children, helping the homeless and build housing, he needs a path to victory in one of the most competitive, high-profile campaigns in the region. Not everybody sees one for him.“No one said it was going be easy,” he said. “So I don’t mind putting in the work.”Passons, a land-use attorney with a master’s degree in public health, is running in the District 4 supervisor’s race against a star-studdend … [Read more...] about Omar Passons has big ideas, but can he get elected to act on them?
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com China’s tariff retaliation plan would devastate China’s economy China on path to repeat Japan’s experience after Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 China’s tariff retaliation plan would devastate China’s economy The Trump administration imposed tariffs this week on some 1,300 products in a broad range of sectors, from electronics components to medical devices, and from false teeth to detergent chemicals. When China retaliated on Wednesday, its list contained only 106 items, mostly agricultural products. American soybeans as the number 1 target, followed by corn products, two types of cotton exports, wheat and meat. The list also includes frozen orange juice and whiskey, tobacco, and cars. As a number of analysts have pointed out, while the Trump administration is targeting strategic products, China’s reciprocal tariffs are not strategic but political, specifically targeting products that … [Read more...] about World View: China on Path to Repeat Japan’s Experience After Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: M.K.Sanu April 3, 2018 11:58 am Change Font Size The insensitivity of the Court towards social justice cause and judicial dilution of a stringent protective social justice legislation by resorting to judicial excess in total disregard of legislative intent was seen reflected once again in Subhash Kashinath Mahajan v. the State of Maharashtra and Anr [hereinafter, Subhash Kashinath]. In this case, a Division Bench Supreme Court comprising of A.K. Goel, J. and U.U. Lalit,J. had virtually removed the teeth of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 [hereinafter, Atrocities Act]. Probably the social philosophy of the judges does play a role in redefining the contours of social justice. Interestingly it was the same Bench that diluted Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code in Rajesh Sharma Vs State of UP. If the … [Read more...] about The Reading Down of SC/ST Act: A case of Judicial Insensitivity to Social Justice, Unwanted Judicial Legislation & A Clear Message To Whom It Matters