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Tariffs: The Trump Tax on the working class.
Here are some notable goods that may become more expensive for American consumers as a result of the tariffs:

Homes and home renovations
Washing machines
Solar panels

Many American companies have already announced that tariffs could force them to raise prices, including Walmart, Gap, Coca-Cola and General Motors. Macy's also expects to be affected, and some Apple products are expected to get more expensive as well, although not its new smartwatch or wireless headphones.
Also this. Trump’s Tariffs on Chinese Imports Are Actually a Tax on the US Middle Class

The World

Judge Kavanaugh has taught me so much about how the world works
I knew that in those rich-kid private schools the teachers decide who goes to which school. I know that, for example, Yale takes a certain number of kids from Choate, and Choate tells Yale which kids will be the best fit. There is a symbiotic relationship. Choate can say they always get kids into Yale. And Yale knows they’ll get the best kids for Yale without having to do much searching.

What I didn’t know was that the most coveted clerkships work the same way. Judge Kavanaugh always takes law students from Yale. The symbiotic relationship there is that Yale can say their students always get great clerkships, and in exchange Yale law professor Amy Chua makes sure Kavanaugh always has a stream of female law school students who look like models. Really. Click that link.

Kavanaugh fed law clerks to Judge Alex Kozinski. That’s part of what made Kavanaugh such a great place to start a law career. Kozinski was famous. For power. But also for harassment. Chua and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld, also a Yale law professor and also already under investigation, knew about the harassment. It was common knowledge among Yale faculty.

That feeder system is done. Kozinski was forced to resign. And Chua is on mysterious, emergency medical leave, not even able to write her own emails to the press.

What Brett Kavanaugh Really Learned in High School: Make the Rules, Break the Rules and Prosper
".. the ruling class makes the rules and breaks them and prospers in blameless irresponsibility."

Big Government

Government vs Corporations.
The government isn’t automatically good at doing anything and everything, but neither are corporations. It’s time to bury the myth of government inefficiency. What matters more, anyway, is democracy, whether we have a say in how a public good or service that we all pay for is managed. And corporations certainly aren’t good at that.
Maximum corruption occurs at the intersection of Government and Business. tnb


Sheldon Adelson Sees a Lot to Like in Trump’s Washington
"More than a dozen people who know the Adelsons professionally or personally, some of whom are also friendly with Mr. Trump, said in interviews that the durability of Mr. Adelson’s relationship with the president hinges not on any personal affinity between the two, but on a mutual appreciation for something both men have built their careers on: the transaction"
Bullshit! Their relationship is built on two things.
  1. Adelson giving Trump and the R's boat-loads of money. Probably pushing $100 million over the last couple election cycles.
  2. Trump making policies to help Netanhayu and Israel take Palestine.
When one of these ends, Trump and Adleson won't have a relationship.

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