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Warren Buffetts hero says Trumps growth target would be impossible to achieve

Source: CNBC

A hero of Warren Buffett and lifetime Republican has told the BBC that President Donald Trump's plan to grow the U.S. economy by 4 percent a year is probably "not even possible for anybody."

He also said administration rhetoric over regulation was a concern.

"I think reducing regulations is a reasonable thing to do if you do it the right way, but eliminating regulations is some sort of madness."

And highlighting that he himself is the child of an immigrant, Bogle questioned the trade and border policies emanating from the White House.

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/03/warren-buffett-hero--trump-growth-target-impossible-to-achieve.html

"I think increasing trade barriers is the wrong way to go for business," he said.

"And I'm not making a political statement here, the economics of cutting back on immigration is extremely harmful in the long run for our economy."

Hundreds chant Coward! as Paul Ryan visits Rhode Island

Source: Boston Globe

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Around 200 people chanted ‘‘Coward!’’ and booed as Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan attended an event in the heavily Democratic state.

A strong police presence kept the crowd across the street from a Providence office building, where Ryan was meeting Thursday with Year Up, a nonprofit career training organization.

Ryan was not seen entering the building, but a motorcade carrying him pulled into an alley, where there’s a back entrance, away from protesters.

‘‘We want him to hear loud and clear that his values are Wall Street values, they’re not Rhode Island values,’’ said Georgia Hollister Isman, the state director of Rhode Island Working Families. ‘‘We’re also here in solidarity with our friends in Wisconsin who’ve been trying for months to get a town hall meeting with him.’’

Read more: https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2017/03/02/paul-ryan-set-visit-heavily-democratic-rhode-island/nR2fNscUOGum9QJo95bm6L/story.html

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