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Mike's Memo Week of September 25, 2017

Welcome to "Mike's Memo," an update on what's happening in the 48th Legislative District, the State Capitol, and the progress of my ...

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Senator Scott Wagner

Credit Downgrade Due to Void of Leadership, Wagner says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2017 Credit Downgrade Due to Void of Leadership, Wagner says HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) voiced his ...

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Likely Next Solicitor General Fought for Nuns, Against Disputed Obama Appointees

Fred Lucas / @FredLucasWH /The Daily Signal Noel Francisco, President Trump's nominee for solicitor general, testifies May 10 before the Senate Judiciary Committee. ...

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ECONOMYNEWS Conservatives Call for Tax Reform to ‘Put Small Businesses Back at the Heart of America’s Economy’

Rachel del Guidice / @LRacheldG / The Daily Signal “We spend more on filing taxes every year than we put into innovation in ...

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Why is anyone talking about DACA when the RAISE Act ending chain migration still has not passed?

By Robert Romano at NetRight Daily and Americans for Limited Government “Chain migration cannot be allowed to be part of any ...

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Fundamentally Wrong About Fundamental Rights

By Derek Hunter at Townhall |   Did you realize you have a right to not be offended? That you have a right to other ...

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The Mythical Constitution

Joseph Postell / @JoePostell /The Daily Signal Detail from a frieze depicting the signing of the Constitution decorates the U.S. Capitol. (Photo: Steve ...

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Does the Constitution mean what the Supreme Court says it means?

  By Bryan Fischer at Renew America Follow me on Twitter: @BryanJFischer, on Facebook at "Focal Point" Host of "Focal Point" on ...

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Taking the Red Pill: Democrats Are Losing Support Fast

~ Conservative Zone Eight years of job-killing economic policies, failure to close out the War on Terror and Hillary Clinton’s 41 ...

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Family Institute Dropped by Payment Processing Company After SPLC ‘Hate Group’ Designation

Morse: It's convenient for the SPLC to 'stand me up next to a guy with a swastika and a white ...

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ECONOMYNEWS Conservatives Call for Tax Reform to ‘Put Small Businesses Back at the Heart of America’s Economy’


“We spend more on filing taxes every year than we put into innovation in many, many cases,” says Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Newscom)

Meaningful tax reform is about putting small businesses at a competitive advantage, the leader of a nonpartisan organization committed to limited government and economic freedom said Friday.

“Our cause is simple,” Alfredo Ortiz, the president and CEO of the Job Creators Network, said at the rally near IRS headquarters in Washington. “Put small businesses back at the heart of America’s economy. It is the right thing to do.”

The first priority should be tax cuts, he said.

“It starts with tax cuts, and

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123 arrested in St. Louis in 3rd night of protests over ex-cop’s acquittal



From ABC News

As St. Louis braces for a fourth night of demonstrations, the final arrest total in the city from the protest that began on Sunday night over last week’s acquittal of a former police officer involved in a 2011 shooting of a black motorist rose to 123 people, the city’s police said Monday evening.

After three nights of protests, more than 160 people have now been now arrested, as police have been aggressively arresting more people to curb property destruction and police assaults.

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Where is the Money Going?


By Adam Brandon at FreedomWorks 1 day ago

The fix is in. Did you know, Americans spent more on taxes (on average) than food and clothing combined in 2016? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average U.S. tax bill has increased by 41.13 percent in just three years.

No wonder half of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Meanwhile, the federal debt stands at $19.976 trillion, which is bigger than U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).

You can’t help but wonder, where is the money going?

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Will the GOP tax cut be the ‘one of largest tax cuts in history’ as President Trump is proposing?


By Robert Romano at NetRight Daily and Americans for Limited Government

“We’re proposing one of the largest tax cuts in history, even larger than that of President Ronald Reagan. Our tax cut is bigger.”

That was President Donald Trump speaking on May 1 in a speech made to the Independent Community Bankers Association at the White House, promising huge, record-setting tax cuts for the American people this year.

Since 1968, the largest tax cut in American history was the 1981 package delivered by President Ronald Reagan, a Republican Senate and a Democrat House. At its height, 4 years after enactment in 1985, it rose to 4.1 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), averaging 2.89 percent of GDP over the four

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Nightmare: DACA Amnesty DREAM Act Will Cost $115 Billion Thanks to Obamacare



The cost of a legislation to legalize childhood arrivals is likely to be far higher than earlier attempts because of Obamacare’s health insurance subsidies. The Affordable Care Act subsidizes the costs of health insurance for millions of Americans and would likely foot the bill for many of those whose residency in the U.S. would be legalized by the DREAM Act.


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Cruz Highlights 7 Ideas for Tax Reform


Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, advocated abolishing the death tax during a Sept. 13 tax reform event on Capitol Hill. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/ Newscom)

Sen. Ted Cruz thinks tax reform can help the average American.

Tax reform is all about “the promise to remodel our antiquated, bureaucratic, ineffective tax system with the objective of creating more jobs, higher wages, more opportunity, with the objective of making it easier for a factory worker to pay for his son’s education,” Cruz said at a Capitol Hill event on tax reform Wednesday, adding:

Making it easier for a single mom to pay her monthly mortgage bill. Making it easier for a family who is

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How the Current Tax Code Disfavors American Workers


A recent report by The Heritage Foundation found that 75 to 100 percent of the corporate tax burden falls on workers. (Photo: iStock Photos)


Scott Asbjornson is an executive of AAON, Inc., an HVAC company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The U.S. tax code is 4 million words long, so it’s no surprise that millions of Americans look for help every year just to keep appraised of the ever-changing, complex maze of laws and regulations—and yet few actually get the help they need.

Last year, only a quarter of the more than 100 million taxpayer phone calls to the IRS were actually answered by someone.

That’s a

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Sanders’s ‘Medicare for All’ Plan Draws Criticism From Health Care Advocates, Experts, Lawmakers


Critics say plan would eliminate choice, burden taxpayers, reduce innovation

Sen. Bernie Sanders / Getty Images

BY: / the Washington Free Beacon

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) plans to unveil his “Medicare for All” plan today, which is drawing criticism from those who say a single-payer system would eliminate choice and put more burdens on hardworking taxpayers.

“Instead of wasting hundreds of billions of dollars trying to administer an enormously complicated system of hundreds of separate insurance plans, there would be one insurance plan for the American people with one single payer,” a summary of the bill explains.

David Merritt, executive vice president at

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