Category Archives: States

Amazon Tax Breaks

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Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, just got $2 billion in tax breaks to move his company to New York and Washington, DC. The L.A. Times says Amazon played American cities for suckers.

Hanging With Chad

Hanging with Chad

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The Democrats dispatched Marc Elias to oversee the Florida recount. The same guy the Hillary campaign hired to dispute Trump’s 2016 election win. And that gave us Fusion GPS and the dubious Steele Dossier.

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Now he’s hoping to trigger a hand recount in Florida. And that’s something the WSJ says could become “hanging chads, the sequel.”

Some Things Never Change

Some things never change. Florida is headed for a recount

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Nancy Pelosi guaranteed Democrats would win the House and now she guarantees she’ll be speaker.

So some things never change. Pelosi is headed for the House Speakership and Florida is headed for a recount.

 

The Rules are Rigged

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The Donald is having trouble playing by the rules. Republican party rules say you need 1,237 delegates to win the nomination of the first ballot. Trump says the rules are rigged by the party elite.

As of now Trump leads with 743 to 545 for Cruz. Kasich is hanging in with 143. You can get an updated count here.

Each state makes its own rules for awarding delegates and smarty pants Cruz knows the rules. After all, if you can’t figure out how to win in Colorado how will you beat Isis?  

Here’s how it works.

Tapped Out In Flint

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Flint Michigan has third world tap water.

In a cost cutting move the City stopped buying water from Detroit and began building a pipeline to Lake Huron. Detroit cut Flint off before the pipeline was complete. The city began drawing water from the Flint River. People complained that the water was foul and smelly. The water department insisted it was safe.

The Flint water was so corrosive the auto industry stopped using it. The corrosion damaged pipes and caused lead levels to rise to five times acceptable levels.

Now it’s a huge infrastructure problem with no fix in sight. The entire population depends on bottled water passed out at fire stations.

The EPA didn’t acknowledge the water crisis in Flint until President Obama announced emergency federal help last week.

EPA also dragged its feet on its release of 3 million gallons of water from the Gold King Mine into the Animas River in Colorado last summer.