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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Trump Treasury pick Mnuchin's company foreclosed on a 90-year-old woman after 27-cent payment error

In Florida, the company foreclosed on a 90-year-old woman after a 27-cent payment error. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo singled out the lender for squeezing Superstorm Sandy victims. Last month, the company’s successor, CIT Bank, was accused of discriminating against minority borrowers.

Two years ago, OneWest filed foreclosure papers on the Lakeland, Florida, home of Ossie Lofton, who had taken a reverse mortgage, a loan that supplies cash to elderly homeowners and doesn’t require monthly payments.

After confusion over insurance coverage, a OneWest subsidiary sent Lofton a bill for $423.30. She sent a check for $423. The bank sent another bill, for 30 cents. Lofton, 90, sent a check for 3 cents. In November 2014, the bank foreclosed.

In October, lawyers at the nonprofit Florida Rural Legal Services contested OneWest’s foreclosure and asked the Polk County Circuit Court for a jury trial.

Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Dec 1, 2016, 02:41 PM (8 replies)

David Corn's Teen Daughter Asks Kellyanne Conway How She Can Work For An Accused Sexual Predator


On Wednesday morning, The Hill reported that Conway was speaking at an event in Washington, D.C. that was sponsored by University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. When Conway opened the floor to questions, a female high school student asked the senior Trump advisor how she can “rationalize” working for a man who has been accused of sexual assault.

“Donald Trump has negated claims that he sexually assaulted women but also admitted to a tape where he seemed to be describing sexual assault,” the student asked, according to Politico. “How do you rationalize that as a woman and also as his campaign manager?”

The young woman (who was later identified as the daughter of Mother Jones reporter David Corn) was referring to the “Access Hollywood” video leaked in October that featured Trump bragging that he grabs women “by the pussy.” At the time, many Republicans condemned Trump for the video, but Conway was measured in her response. She called Trump’s language “disgusting” yet still defended him by saying he was “gracious and a gentleman.” The President-elect has also been accused of sexually assaulting over a dozen women.

According to AP reporter Steve Peoples who was live-tweeting the event, the teen’s question was met with applause from the crowd.

8 Big Changes Under Tom Prices Obamacare Replacement Plan (AKA "You're on your own, good luck")

8 Big Changes Under Tom Price’s Obamacare Replacement Plan


-- Obamacare would be scrapped, including the government-run insurance markets in every state, the mandates on individuals and businesses and federal tax credits to subsidize the insurance of lower income Americans. Price’s plan instead would offer fixed tax credits – pegged to a person’s age rather than their income -- so that they can buy their insurance policies in the private market.

-- Those tax credits would be fairly modest, ranging from $1,200 a year for people 18 to 35 years of age to $3,000 for those 51 and older. In many regions of the country, that would hardly begin to cover the premiums and out-of-pocket costs for a relatively comprehensive health insurance plan.

-- In one of the biggest blows to poor and low-income Americans, Price would repeal the expanded Medicaid coverage in 32 states and the District of Columbia for able-bodied single people and leave those current beneficiaries to fend for themselves on the open market, using other tax credits and benefits.

-- Price’s approach matches that of GOP President-elect Donald Trump in one notable way – by allowing health insurers licensed to sell policies in one state to offer them to residents of other states. This approach would allow consumers to shop around for health insurance across state lines just as they might for any other insurance product.
Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Dec 1, 2016, 12:38 PM (4 replies)

#MAGA for Senior Trump Voters UPDATE: Kiss Meals on Wheels goodbye too, as well as...

It breaks my heart that the average senior Trump voter probably has NO IDEA what's headed their way.

Medicare Isn’t The Only Senior Program Trump Is Likely To Mess With



While most attention has been focused on what’s in store for Medicare ― the popular senior health insurance that the GOP has been eager to dismantle ― that’s not the only senior program that could get rocked to its core.

There are many programs and services funded through the Older Americans Act (OAA) that are expected to be targeted ― programs that support seniors and help them continue to live independently. Probably the best-known OAA program is Meals on Wheels, which delivers hot meals to shut-ins and is sometimes the only contact an elderly person who lives alone has with another human. There is also subsidized housing for seniors that could see revision. Caregivers may lose support, as little as there was of it. And long-term planning for the nation to meet the needs of its burgeoning older population may get cast aside ― things like developing public transportation alternatives to driving, home modification programs to allow people to age in place, research into Alzheimer’s, etc.

First to go: Traditional Medicare will be shredded when the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

As the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare noted, “destroying traditional Medicare in favor of a privatized CouponCare system is at the top of the Republican agenda.” Paul Ryan has long had the program in his sights and while President-Elect Donald Trump has sent mixed messages about what he specifically plans to do, his standard blanket answer of “it will be better” hasn’t assuaged many fears.

Bernie Sanders Tweets campaign video of Trump saying Repubs "can't do a big number" on Medicare


Bernie SandersVerified account
Trump needs to admit he was lying during the campaign or appoint an HHS secretary who will protect Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid.
Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Dec 1, 2016, 01:36 AM (0 replies)

U.S. government seeking $14 billion in legal settlements from Trump's largest backer, Deutsche Bank

NOTE: Yes, the article is from September. Mother Jones Tweeted the link an hour ago. Since they asked the question "What will he do if elected president?" at the time of the original publication, they are apparently serving it up again as a reminder that this one is YOOGE.


Mother JonesVerified account
Donald Trump's giant conflict of interest just got bigger http://ow.ly/ig9q306GCz1

Trump's Giant Conflict of Interest Just Got Bigger
The US government is cracking down on Trump's largest financial backer. What will he do if elected president?

RUSS CHOMA SEP. 21, 2016 10:42 AM

Donald Trump came under fire last week for his financial ties to overseas investors, including controversial financiers and corporations, whose interests might not align with US foreign policy. But if elected president, Trump would face a tremendous conflict of interest regarding the hundreds of millions of dollars he owes Deutsche Bank, which is now in the crosshairs of US regulators.

The US government has charged that the German banking giant misled investors into buying bad mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, and it is demanding that Deutsche Bank pay $14 billion to settle legal claims. The bank is reported to have planned for a settlement of $2 billion to $3 billion, and negotiations between it and the Department of Justice are likely to be contentious and last for months—possibly well into the next administration. Should Trump take the White House, what Deutsche Bank ends up paying for its alleged misdeeds might depend on how tough Trump's Justice Department will be with the bank to which he owes so much money.

The conflict of interest in this possible scenario is obvious. His administration would have to render a decision greatly affecting a foreign commercial interest holding substantial leverage over Trump. A President Trump would have a strong disincentive to apply pressure on Deutsche Bank and risk souring his relationship with the institution on which he is so dependent. And would he want to tick off this lender? If Trump and his company ever were to have trouble repaying his Deutsche Bank loans, he would be at the bank's mercy.

Deutsche Bank is one of the only big banks willing to work with Trump these days and has provided financing for his various real estate projects. Trump has borrowed as much as $364 million from Deutsche Bank since 2012, and all four of the outstanding loans will come due before 2024—the end of a potential second Trump presidential term.

Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Dec 1, 2016, 01:28 AM (2 replies)

Mika Brzezinski will use her "brain that actually cares about this country" to help Trump succeed

The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” are bowing down to Donald Trump — and they urged Democratic lawmakers to do the same.

Mika Brzezinski sharply criticized Trump at times after he won the Republican nomination, and the real estate developer and former reality TV star occasionally lashed out at her and co-host Joe Scarborough on social media.

But now that he’s been elected — and after Brzezinski attended a meeting this week at Trump Tower — all is forgiven.

“I think everybody’s at this point, or at least everybody who has a constructive part of their brain that actually cares about this country, you know, you campaign against him — we were, I mean, there were times I was very upset about things that happened during the campaign — but in the beginning, everybody should try and help for it to succeed,” Brzezinski said.


Awkward Trump / Romney Dinner Photo + Photoshop + Internet Makes America Great Again


The divide between the #MAGA drones and everyone else, illustrated in two Tweets.


Donald J. TrumpVerified account
'President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Steven Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross & Todd Ricketts'

Don Moynihan ‏@donmoyn 3h3 hours ago
@realDonaldTrump Every person in this photo is a billionaire. Gold-plated populism.

Infideljo ‏@Infideljo 3h3 hours ago
@donmoyn @realDonaldTrump they know how to make money so what's wrong with them making money for America? We are 20 trillion in debt.

George Takei responds to Trump's threat to punish American flag burners


George TakeiVerified account
‏@GeorgeTakei George Takei Retweeted Donald J. Trump
I pledged allegiance to the flag every morning inside an internment camp. I would never burn one, but I'd die to protect the right to do so.

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