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    President Donald Trump/GOP Legislative-Political Agenda For 2018

    http://time.com/5080827/trump-republ...anuary-agenda/

    President Trump and GOP Congressional Leaders are Planning their 2018 Agenda

    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    AP
    December 28, 2017

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Eager for more legislative achievements before Washington’s focus shifts to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump plans to open the new year by meeting with Republican congressional leaders to map out the 2018 legislative agenda, the White House said.

    After returning to Washington from Florida, where he is spending the holidays, Trump will quickly host Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin at the rustic Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains during the weekend of Jan. 6-7, the White House said.

    Spokesmen for Ryan and McConnell have confirmed they will attend.

    The pow-wow will follow the recent enactment of legislation to cut taxes, beginning next year, for corporations and individuals at an estimated cost of $1.5 trillion added to the national debt over 10 years.

    The bill marked the first major legislative achievement of 2017 for Trump and congressional Republicans, aside from confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Trump and the GOP had made cutting taxes a must-do item this year after the Senate failed to close the deal on the party’s promise to repeal and replace the Obama health care law.

    The tax bill ends the requirement that all Americans buy health insurance or pay a fine, which is a key component of the Affordable Care Act, but leaves intact other features of the health care law. No Democrats voted for the tax bill, which Trump signed at the White House before he flew to Florida on Friday.

    Trump predicted in a tweet earlier this week that Democrats and Republicans will “eventually come together” to develop a new health care plan. The president is also forecasting unity between the parties on spending to upgrade aging roads, bridges and other transportation. The White House has said Trump will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan in January.

    Ryan, meanwhile, has talked about overhauling Medicaid and Medicare and other safety-net programs, but McConnell has signaled an unwillingness to go that route unless there’s Democratic support for any changes. Trump has also said he wants to pursue “welfare reform” next year because “people are taking advantage of the system.”

    Congress, meanwhile, will open the year needing to clear a backlog from 2017.

    The list includes agreeing on a spending bill by Jan. 19 to avert a partial government shutdown and efforts to boost Pentagon spending. Lawmakers also need to agree on billions in additional aid to help hurricane victims, lifting the debt ceiling, extending a children’s health insurance program and extending protections for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Trump tweeted earlier in the year that he was ending the program for the immigrants. He gave lawmakers until Jan. 5 to come up with a legislative solution.

    Much of the work will need to be done before Republicans shift their focus to the midterm elections that take place November 2018. The GOP wants to hang onto its House and Senate majorities.

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    Albany do you ever look at a news organization that hasn't sold out for liberals? You do realize that most of your mainstream media outlets have sold out long ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainejet View Post
    Albany do you ever look at a news organization that hasn't sold out for liberals? You do realize that most of your mainstream media outlets have sold out long ago?
    Which is the honest, unbiased news source in your opinion, Governor LePage...

    Faux, Breitfart, Infowars or Daily Caller??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    Which is the honest, unbiased news source in your opinion, Governor LePage...

    Faux, Breitfart, Infowars or Daily Caller??

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    This is clearly a lame attempt at creating an unhealthy, insult riddled argument. SG3 I must say you have NO idea how to encourage debate. I do not need to dignify this nonsense post with a response.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainejet View Post
    This is clearly a lame attempt at creating an unhealthy, insult riddled argument. SG3 I must say you have NO idea how to encourage debate. I do not need to dignify this nonsense post with a response.......
    Or like Trump, LePage and the other GOP Nazis....refuse to answer the question....

    Which was...in your view are there any real news sources but Fox, Infowars, Breitbart, Newsmax, Daily Caller, OAN, Rush, Murdoch ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainejet View Post
    Albany do you ever look at a news organization that hasn't sold out for liberals? You do realize that most of your mainstream media outlets have sold out long ago?
    President Donald Trump appears to be in complete melt-down mode right now. And he's going to take the whole GOP with him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlbanyJet View Post
    President Donald Trump appears to be in complete melt-down mode right now. And he's going to take the whole GOP with him.

    You're drinking the Democrat Kool Aid. I will GUARANTEE you right now, not only are the Republicans stronger than ever, but Trump will win reelection in 2020. Stop watching MSNBC and you might actually realize the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainejet View Post
    You're drinking the Democrat Kool Aid. I will GUARANTEE you right now, not only are the Republicans stronger than ever, but Trump will win reelection in 2020. Stop watching MSNBC and you might actually realize the truth.
    Time for you to lose another bet, I guess.

    A dead Maine Cooncat could beat Rump in a landslide now

    And it's getting worse for poor dumb FATSO every single day

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