Headline from CNBC:
From the New York Times:
The rules limit donations to political campaigns and require disclosure, and politicians are not supposed to get around them by using organizations that can accept unlimited secret donations. But New Yorkers United Together is the third nonprofit formed by allies of Mr. Cuomo’s to emerge and support his policies.
The latest instance is particularly troubling, the watchdogs said, because the video ad is praising the governor’s immigration record at a time when Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, is trying to use that issue to appeal to skeptical liberals as he prepares to seek a third term in 2018 and possibly run for president in 2020.
I guess I would be one of those skeptical liberals.
I wouldn’t vote for Andrew Cuomo for fucking dog catcher. He is an untrustworthy, corrupt piece of shit.
From Bloomberg here:
Ten of the nation’s biggest lenders including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. together made $30 billion last quarter, just a few hundred million short of the record in the second quarter of 2007, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The achievement comes just as the industry’s long campaign against post-crisis rules finds traction with the Trump administration.
Banks have been decrying regulations aimed at curbing risk, blaming them for hurting capital markets and discouraging lending to consumers and companies. President Donald Trump, echoing those complaints, has asked regulators to find ways to ease off. But in this year’s second quarter, banks saw their profits propped up by lending operations even after a surge in revenue from more volatile trading units subsided.
From the same Huffpo article:
Single-payer also got a boost from former Vice President Al Gore last week.
“The private sector has not shown any ability to provide good, affordable health care for all,” Gore said. “I believe we ought to have single-payer health care.”
It’s not that the private sector is not able to provide good, affordable health care, they’re UNWILLING to do so.
And that is one of the main problems with Obamacare — you need committed and ethical healthcare companies to make it work and that’s just not the case in America.
They’re more committed to their profits than their patients.
From the New York Times:
NORFOLK, Va — President Trump on Saturday asserted the “complete power to pardon” relatives, aides and possibly even himself in response to investigations into Russia’s meddling in last year’s election…
I don’t think Trump & Co. hacked the election in the way pinhead Democrats theorize but something stinks in his basement and he can see people slowly moving towards the dead bodies.
And he readies unto himself the power to pardon himself of his own crimes!!
From Bloomberg here:
The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe.
FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump’s involvement in a controversial SoHo development in New York with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and Trump’s sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008, the person said.
Folks know I’m agnostic on taking the Trump out of the box because Christian fascist Mike Pence is right behind him, and Jesus…..
I find it hard to believe that America’s ruling class hasn’t been aware of Trump’s illegal dealings. New York City real estate is a shady, corrupt, mobby kind of thing and the idea that Trump could roll illicitly for decades without anyone noticing is kinda low probability.
Of course, the Democrats have been jerking themselves a soda about the ‘hacking of American democracy’ and losing even more credibility when the illegal activities have been right in front of their pie holes.
Clinton coulda even gotten into this mud but she way too busy going high and going home.
A senior U.S. Republican senator predicted on Sunday that the Republican bill to roll back Obamacare would likely fail, adding to growing signs that the bill is in trouble.
“My view is that it’s probably going to be dead,” Senator John McCain, a senior U.S. Republican, said on the CBS program, “Face the Nation.”
I thought it was going to be beautiful and everybody was going to be covered and it was gonna be cheaper and easier.
It was gonna be a golden egg shot right out of Donald’s ass.
And now it might be dead, and I’m not sad. Are you sad?