• The 'Reverse Robin Hood Effect' of Farm Handouts

    The ‘Reverse Robin Hood Effect’ of Farm Handouts

    The federal government takes the hard-earned money of taxpayers and gives handouts to farm households that generally make a lot more money than they do.

    This wealth transfer subsidizes the $15 billion “safety net” for agricultural producers, which ostensibly exists to help these businesses address agricultural risk.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released a report that shed light on this reverse Robin Hood effect.

    The numbers are staggering. According to the Department of Agriculture, the median income for farm households that received commodity subsidies and crop insurance indemnities were both about $145,000 in 2015. That’s far more than double the median income of all U.S. households (about $56,000). READ MORE...

  • Minneapolis Prosecutor: Justine Damond Murder Investigators ‘Didn’t Do Their Jobs’ In Probe Of Muslim Police Officer

    Minneapolis Prosecutor: Justine Damond Murder Investigators ‘Didn’t Do Their Jobs’ In Probe Of Muslim Police Officer

    Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police after calling to report possible crime; Mike Tobin reports from Chicago

    A prosecutor in Minneapolis on Wednesday blasted investigators involved in the probe of the police-officer-involved shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman in July.

    Mike Freeman, the Hennepin County attorney, said he doesn’t have enough evidence to charge Somali-born Officer Mohamed Noor, who shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond in an alley behind her home.

    Damond had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault. As she approached the squad car, Noor fired from the passenger seat, across his partner and through the driver’s window. READ MORE...

  • Market Red Flag: Stocks May Be About To Tank: “If There’s One Thing That You Need To Pay Attention To It’s This…”

    Market Red Flag: Stocks May Be About To Tank: “If There’s One Thing That You Need To Pay Attention To It’s This…”

    Stock and bond markets may be teetering on the edge of a widespread crash following a stellar year that has seen all-time highs across just about every major asset class.

    Earlier today, Zero Hedge reported that Bloomberg market commentator Mark Cudmore says markets could be in for a violent downside break in the weeks ahead.

    It’s a sentiment also shared by Traders Choice analyst Greg Mannarino, who up until this point has been generally bullish on short-term market movements.

    On Thursday, however, Mannarino reports that bond buying, which has been used to prop up stocks through massive cash injections in recent weeks and months, failed to keep stocks from falling. READ MORE...

  • Julian Assange: Deep State Ready To Push Trump Out - Install Pence As President

    Julian Assange: Deep State Ready To Push Trump Out – Install Pence As President

    On Thursday morning, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sent a tweet that indicates he believes that a long game has been played by the Deep State and others to “extract as many unpopular positions as possible” in order to Push President Donald Trump out of the White House and install Vice President Mike Pence as president.

    “Trump’s political capital has been openly looted for months now by GOP, CIA, Netanyahu, Goldman Sachs, etc. Game is clearly to extract as many unpopular positions as possible (e.g tax cuts for the super rich), push the resulting political corpse to Mueller & install Mike Pence,” tweeted Assange. READ MORE...

  • What Trump Is Doing to Slash the Number of Regulations

    What Trump Is Doing to Slash the Number of Regulations

    The Trump administration on Thursday released an ambitious regulatory agenda that commits federal agencies to more than 400 deregulatory actions in fiscal 2018, and to cutting future regulatory costs to the private sector by $9.8 billion.

    The need for reform has never been greater.

    The deregulatory commitments are intended to comply with the president’s Executive Order 13771, which directs federal agencies to identify for repeal at least two existing regulations for every new regulation they promulgate. The order also calls for a budgeting process to reduce net regulatory costs each year. READ MORE...

  • 8 Worst Defenses Of FBI Agent's Anti-Trump 'Insurance Policy' Texts

    8 Worst Defenses Of FBI Agent’s Anti-Trump ‘Insurance Policy’ Texts

    In investigating Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 election, the media have found no story too small, no detail too minor to cover. Each leak that can be even remotely tied to the narrative of Russia harming America with the Trump campaign’s help is exploited and hyped for round-the-clock attention. To give just one example, CNN ran a report in May dramatically headlined “First on CNN: AG Sessions did not disclose Russia meetings in security clearance form, DOJ says. READ MORE...

  • Russia Probe ‘Democrat Hoax,’ Hillary Probe ‘Rigged’

    Russia Probe ‘Democrat Hoax,’ Hillary Probe ‘Rigged’

    Supposed Russian collusion with his 2016 campaign is a “Democrat hoax,” President Donald Trump said Friday, and the FBI’s probe of his vanquished opponent Hillary Clinton’s email scandal was “rigged.”

    Talking to reporters before boarding Marine One outside the White House, Trump said most Democrats aren’t claiming proof exists that he colluded with Russian officials.

    “There is absolutely no collusion. That has been proven,” the president said, adding:

    When you look at the committees, whether it’s the Senate or the House, everybody–my worst enemies, they walk out, they say, ‘There is no collusion, but we’ll continue to look.’ They’re spending millions and millions of dollars. READ MORE...

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