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The One Simple Question Republicans Need to Ask about Tax Reform

The One Simple Question Republicans Need to Ask about Tax Reform

Show Summary: This week’s show is all about tax reform. Yeah, we know. You think that’s boring. But the fight over tax reform is really about the fight for the soul of America. We talk with Jonathan Williams of ALEC to get to the truth a dose of reality about the good, bad, and ugly about the Republican tax reform plan. And it really comes down to one simple question we all should ask.



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Air Dates: Nov. 11 & 12, 2017 | Jonathan Williams

As Trump supporters we’ve been anticipating the swamp will try anything to stop President Trump’s attempts to reform Washington and drain the swamp.  And what we’ve witnessed are spineless Republicans who, instead of charging up the hill behind President Trump they are cowering in the trenches or worse, working to undermine his plans.

It’s a simple question: do you want to create wealth for people or for government? But what we’re seeing right now are Republicans who are tentative about creating a simple and straightforward — and bold! — tax reform system that would grow wealth for people. Could it be because they are more attached to their power and are afraid to shrink government?

Tax reform analogy

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So, as we sit with our toes tapping we at I Spy decided to take a look at what the House has proposed in the way of tax reform.  We talk about it all: the good and the bad and maybe some ugly, so you, the citizen, can decide on the plan’s merits.  And now that the Senate’s version has been released, you’ll know what to look for in their plan. Because in the back of your mind, you should always be asking, “Whose side are they on? The taxpayer or the government—and their own career in Congress?”

Don’t miss the show! You’ll get more in-depth analysis in one hour than most shows will give you in three..

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  • Interesting history on the initial income tax and the debates of them (Tax History Project, 2013)
  • Gov. Brown’s education ‘vision’ blurred by contradictions: Editorial Agenda 2017 (OregonLive.com, Oct. 21, 2017) Puts Oregon’s PERS unfunded liability at $25 billion
Make Paul Ryan an Illegal Immigrant

Make Paul Ryan an Illegal Immigrant

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Show Summary: Newly uncovered shenanigans over immigration, legal and otherwise. Plus Paul Nehlen hopes to unseat Paul Ryan and exposes some of Ryan’s scheming—before and after the election.

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Air Dates: Sept. 16 & 17, 2017 | Brendan Kirby & Paul Nehlen

This Week: Illegal immigration has once again become the focus for the mainstream media.  And, as usual, rather than reporting on what’s actually happening, they are instead attempting to make President Trump look as if he’s turned his back on campaign promises.  But the real shock of it all is the President Trump wants Congress to do their job, such as come up with an answer for the DACA kids. It is shocking that President Trump has to reach out to Democrats to try to kick the Republicans into gear.

Paul Ryan in tough questions like funding the border wall
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Given that Paul Ryan and the Republicans are blocking what they all said was a Republican agenda of border security, immigration reform, building the wall, tax reform, repeal and replace —it’s not the Republican agenda that needs fixed, it’s these Republicans. It’s becoming more clear by the day that there are many Congressional members who have forgotten why they were voted in.

More Immigration Shenanigans

First up is Brendan Kirby,  Senior Political Reporter for Laura Ingraham’s online magazine, Lifezette (lifezette.com).  If Lifezette isn’t part of your daily news cycle it needs to be. Otherwise you’re missing out on all their great reporting that many in the media won’t do.  Brendan has three articles this week all focused on immigration.

Tune in to hear how Congress’s sleight of hand will use a spending bill to sneak through an  immigration increase rider.  Brendan also discusses how the illegal crossings have risen each of the past four months and why that’s happening.  Then his third article is the most shocking: 55 colleges in the US who have lost their accreditation are still allowed to issue student visas.Paul Nehlen defeating Paul Ryan

Find out the money interests behind this, which agency is failing at protecting us, the security issues, and how much this loophole is costing all of us.

Dump Paul Ryan

Then we talk with Paul Nehlen (paulnehlen.com or electnehlen.com), Republican primary opponent to Paul Ryan, who is now the major roadblock to President Trump’s agenda.  Mr. Nehlen talks to us about his insights of what happened back in the 2016 primary election and some of the nefarious actions by Paul Ryan, which somehow managed to escape media scrutiny.

Paul Ryan's music video down on the border
Paul Ryan tries to be cool down on the border

Ryan is a roadblock to what Republicans say they want. Like the wall and protecting the border. By the way, did you see the ridiculous “pro-border wall” music video Paul Ryan did? Talk about #FakeNews. (Check it out here.)

Paul Nehlen will discuss with us how Paul Ryan has not only kept the roadblocks in place but what Ryan has also done back home in his district to stay in office.  Mr. Nehlen exposes Paul Ryan’s own sleight of hand and what he’ll need to do pull a win out from under Ryan.

Would you like to help defeat Paul Ryan to remove him as a roadblock?  Yes, those in Oregon can help.  Listen to find out how and what help he needs to beat Ryan. And wouldn’t that be sweet…?

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Cruz Exposes the Brilliance of Trump

Cruz Exposes the Brilliance of Trump

Refusal to endorse galvanized everyone against Ted, hands Trump another win

by Mark Anderson | Updated 21 Jul 2016 at 10:04 AM

Judging from my Twitter feed, most people equated Ted Cruz’s speech at the Republican National Convention to setting off his political suicide vest on stage. Leading up to the speech, pundits everywhere reminded people that at the end of the bitter 1976 campaign, Reagan gave a brilliant speech, one of his best of all time — but in the end, he endorsed Ford.

But it wasn’t just his words. It was Reagan’s selflessness; his greatness, his devotion, his call to duty and putting country first that rang so true in the hearts and minds of the delegates — and made him the favorite for 1980.

Read the full article at Lifezette

Cruz Exposes the Brilliance of Trump

 

The End of the Republican Party as We Know It?

The End of the Republican Party as We Know It?

The Republican Presidential Race is narrowing to the finish line but will it mean the destruction of the party?  Is it the “Trump effect” or is this a split needing to happen? And are conservatives missing a golden opportunity?

Air Dates: Mar. 5 & 6, 2016 | Jayne Carroll & Wayne Allyn Root

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We all know that politics is messy and have seen devious tricks played by many campaigns over the years.  (Does the “leak” of John McCain allegedly having an affair by the Bush campaign bring back memories?)  But now it’s some of the party members who are getting into the fray: from party leaders and elected officials alike attacking and trying to destroy a fellow teammate to individual voters who say they will sit out voting in the general if their candidate doesn’t win the nomination—even eviscerating supporters of other candidates in sometimes vicious and insulting ways.

Except politics is a team sport. It’s not an individual war, it’s a team effort.  A team sport that must beat the Democrats’ team and their quarterback, whether it’s Hillary or Bernie.

Republican Party Insiders’ War

Mitt Romney is the latest prime example of a party leader to step in to try to stop Trump.  He’s not just attacking Trump but he’s also insulting the people who support Trump. Undeniably, Trump is pulling people into the party, many of whom are first-time or rare voters. Donald Trump is no Reagan, not by any means, but Republicans and especially conservatives, are too busy trading insults that we’re hurting our own team.

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Many good Christian conservatives hating on Trump—a huge missed opportunity?

Tune in to find out how conservatives are missing an incredible, strategic opportunity this election cycle to grow and expand not just the party but the conservative message. And to do so in a way that could expand the party for years to come.

Our guest this week is Jayne Carroll, a Cruz supporter, is one of the few people who takes herself out of the picture and looks at the race objectively.  Listen to hear her take on both Cruz and Trump, and how the team is being effectual or not.

Then we have Wayne Allyn Root, a Trump supporter, who discusses Trump’s campaign and he believes Trump will bring to the Presidency.

What’s your analysis? And what are your thoughts on re-uniting the party to get Trump supporters to support Cruz as the eventual nominee or vice versa? Let us know in the comments section below.

Links

  • Jayne’s show is on KUIK, Monday through Friday 3-6pm, and can be heard in the Portland area on 1360AM or anywhere via kuik.com
  • Wayne Allyn Root’s site is Root for America – links to all of his books, commentary, and much more can be found there
  • Check out Wayne Allyn Root’s proposed dream team for Trump — what do you think? Let us know in the comments section
  • Paddy Power, the UK gambling company, paid off the bets for a Trump nomination. “Since 1988 the candidate to clean up on Super Tuesday has always gone onto win their party’s nomination,” company spokesman Paddy Power said in a press release. “Good news for Paddy Power punters, if you backed The Donald, come and get your cash – we’re paying out. Bad news for the world, this sh*t just got real.”
  • Bringing in new voters: a blue-collar Democrat for Trump explains why (Rush Limbaugh Show, transcript, March 1, 2016)
  • Bill Kristol lays out strategy to give White House to Hillary (via a brokered convention)

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Can a Conservative Republican Win in 2016?

Can a Conservative Republican Win in 2016?

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Air Dates: September 19 & 20, 2015 | Guest(s)

Love Donald Trump or hate him, he’s drawing hugs crowds and helping to infuse genuine excitement about the Republican chances in 2016. Seven years of Obama, 94 million Americans out of work, and candidate Hillary Clinton the piñata that refills itself. Can Republicans take advantage and can a conservative Republican win in 2016?

For a conservative Republican to win, it’s going to take some strategy and understanding the process and road map to victory. We talk with Greg Leo (former Executive Director of the Oregon Republican Party) about the Republican candidates — and the key elements that could very well lead to a conservative Republican win in 2016. It’s more than just Donald Trump. We analyze the Democrats, what’s likely to happen with Hillary as well as Joe Biden.

And we take a hard look at what could kill Republicans, and conservatives, and lead to yet another moderate as the Republican presidential candidate.

Who are your favorite candidates? Let us know!

Only a Republican

Can a Conservative Republican win in 2015? Yes. If they act like a Republican and what they stand for. Here’s a reminder.

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