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Tweet from Mary Trump --- trump's niece

Mary L Trump@MaryLTrump
It's official: Donald Trump is the:

1st man in the Oval Office to be impeached twice

1st man in the Oval Office to incite an insurrection

1st to lose the popular vote TWICE

and now . . . the first to be INDICTED.

But the media is missing the biggest reason this is so important: For the victims of Donald, this is finally some measure of justice.

It's been a long time coming, but after everything Donald has put this country through, WE HAVE PREVAILED.

I'll see you on my substack later (see below? with my take on how this impacts our country and me personally, but for now, let's take a minute to celebrate--we've all earned it.

Drink Responsibly 😎


WAY TO GO DISNEY !!! "DeSantis snoozes, loses to Disney" -- LA TiMES !!!

"DeSantis snoozes, loses to Disney" -- LA Times today, page 1 below the fold

Anyone following the career of the ambitious Governor DeSantis can tell he fancies himself a right-wing autocrat.
However, he put his wanna-be autocracy up against a kingdom — a Magic Kingdom.
I am still chuckling over my morning coffee.

From the opening of the article: Did you really believe that Florida’s arrogant Gov. Ron DeSantis would get the better of Walt Disney Co. in their fight over Disney’s supposed “wokeness”?

If so, you don’t know your Disney.

DeSantis handpicked a board of cronies to take over control of Reedy Creek Improvement District — the quasi-governmental entity that Disney and Florida established more than 55 years ago to control development and management of the land on which Walt Disney World, Epcot and the company’s related enterprises sit.

DeSantis’ board has now revealed that, while they were snoozing, Disney executed an agreement with their predecessors that strips the new board of all its powers except the authority to “maintain the roads and maintain basic infrastructure,” according to one of the new board members.

Hilariously, the agreement Disney reached will remain in effect at least until 21 years “after the death of the last survivor of the descendants of King Charles III, King of England,” currently living. More on this delicious provision in a moment. First, let’s get a legal commentator’s opinion of where the Disney-DeSantis battle stands.



Biden Plans To Save Medicare By Making The Rich Pay Their Share

Biden Plans To Save Medicare By Making The Rich Pay Their Share

President Biden’s plan to save Medicare raises taxes on the wealthy and eliminates a loophole that allows the rich to hide income from Medicare taxes.

According to a White House Fact Sheet provided to PoliticusUSA: The proposals in the President’s Budget would extend the solvency of Medicare’s Hospital Insurance (HI) Trust Fund by at least 25 years, the Medicare Office of the Chief Actuary estimates. While the most recent Medicare Trustees Report projected that the HI Trust Fund would be insolvent in 2028, the President’s Budget would extend solvency at least into the 2050s.

Modestly increasing the Medicare tax rate on income above $400,000. The Budget proposes to increase the Medicare tax rate on earned and unearned income above $400,000 from 3.8 percent to 5 percent. Since Medicare was passed, income and wealth inequality in the United States have increased dramatically. By asking those with the highest incomes to contribute modestly more, we can keep the Medicare program strong for decades to come.

Posted by Trueblue1968 | Thu Mar 9, 2023, 04:28 PM (9 replies)
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