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Fresh update on "federal government" discussed on Monica Perez
"Sean toll free telephone number, Tony In the ocean state. Rhode Island. How are you, sir? Glad you call a good good afternoon, Sean. Three highlights of my life Birth of my son talking to Rush Limbaugh. Back in the eighties and not talking to you. Wow, That's ah, That's a pretty is a pretty high bar for May. I can't mess this up now. And so I'm hoping I don't mess it up. I'm not trying to articulate as quickly invest. I can't First and foremost First Amendment peaceful protest. What we're seeing is anything but peaceful. Protest ng Second Amendment right to be around protect ourselves for Malaysia against a tyrannical government. Okay, what I'm seeing are people attacking our government to destroy and rewrites Constitution become a sort of become a socialist. Communist country and we'll withdraw our government deliver the liberal left wing leaders and media portraying all of this is if the federal government is attacking the people. When facts. The government has a duty to keep protect the Constitution and protect US war biting people from the mob mentality. It's going on. Hell bent on creating chaos and there. This is an attempt to destabilize this country in a century. The feds have got to step up. It is by fight used to say, Miss it in the bud. God bless our president. God bless this country. God bless you. And you know something every American child Need safety. You know, most people are not like me. I'm I'm um, an anomaly in the sense that I'm a maniac. When it comes to self defence. I train for five days a week, An hour and 1/2 a day. I find the time I get my butt out of bed and I do it. I've been a pistol marksman, You know, since I'm 11 years old, because of what my mom and dad did for a living and most people Are not capable of defending themselves. Sadly, I would urge people to figure out ways to do it. Find a way to protect yourself and your family and your home and alarm.
New California Financial Watchdog Would Take Aim At Predatory Lenders Amid Pandemic
"Millions of Americans who are short of money in the pandemic are vulnerable to scams and predatory loans. California lawmakers want to protect them by creating a new financial protection watchdog agency. They say, they have to do that because the federal government hasn't done its job. NPR's Chris Arnold reports critics say that under the trump administration, the main federal watchdog, the consumer. Financial Protection Bureau has been paralyzed one study. Last year found that it's enforcement activity plunged by eighty percent from two thousand fifteen. We are now as states left to do the Work Ourselves California? Assembly member Monique Lee Mon along with the governor is proposing to create the Department of Financial Protection and invasion. It would give the state broader power to police aggressive debt collectors, predatory loans, and other shady practices limo proposed before the pandemic. But now the timing of it is even more important. You see that at at the California level since Covid we've seen an increase of forty percent consumer complaints and we want to help them. Some of those complaints are about mortgage companies, personal loans, and companies that promise to help people get out of debt. A long list of fair lending and Consumer Protection Groups are backing the proposal. Suzanne MARTINDALE WORKS ON POLICY issues for consumer reports with millions of people. In California alone who filed for unemployment, many people are teetering on the brink of insolvency here. So lonely a risky payday product, aggressive debt collector that can for someone over the edge into poverty into bankruptcy and homelessness at the worst possible time in the middle of a public health crisis. Financial firms usually aren't big fans of more regulation but Beth Mills with the California Bankers Association says, it's okay if the new agency wants to better police some of the banks competitors, she says online lenders, for example, many face much. Looser regulations than the banks do we would welcome greater regulation on them to make sure that we're operating under the same rules. But when it comes to the companies that her group represents, which she says are most of the banks and lenders in the state large and small, we would like to be exempt from the bill because the banks and financial institutions that we represent are very heavily regulated at both state and. Federal Level added appears the financial firms of the ear of some lawmakers. A source close to the legislative negotiations tells NPR that a group of moderate Democrats is pressuring the governor to allow for large carve outs for many companies and that could mean a much weaker watchdog. Richard Cordray is a former director of the federal consumer financial protection. Bureau he's been consulting on the bill and says that would be a big mistake i. Don't think that the legislature should make it hard for consumers to get their money back when they've been victimized by unfair deceptive and abusive practices. Cordray says if it's done, right the new California agency could be a model for other states for how to have a tough financial watchdog agency of their own. But a legislative deadline means the bill has to get passed by the end of the month. There's a key hearing lawmakers.
Fresh update on "federal government" discussed on Hawaiian Eye Center
"People have got to be careful about thinking about doing things that just various people for working there is a vitality and integrity and value in working. We're better people When we are working on something, then we are just simply lazing around. And if you Got it. Usedto work. I got half the day many of work. Subscribe and listen now by going toe Fuck! Snooze podcasts. Don Kam. Trending now on NewsRadio 8 30 k h V eight. I'm Roger Marry. US. Representative Tulsi Gabbert said on Friday that there are fewer than 10 so called contact tracers recovered 19 on Oahu and fewer than 20 across the entire state. Not the nearly 100 that state health officials claimed this week at a press conference gathered stood by a health department whistleblower named Dr Jennifer Smith and epidemiological specialist influenza surveillance and response coordinator Who said she is one of fewer than 10 contact tracers on Oahu who are overwhelmed and unable to do their jobs properly. No new deaths are reported, as state health officials lock 233 new Corona virus cases statewide Yesterday, Oahu reportedly accounted for 218 cases. The new number boosts the state's cumulative case count to 4543. So far, 40 Hawaii deaths have been linked to Copan, 19. Governor, David E. J. Said he is working to find out whether the federal government would fully pay for $300 in weekly supplemental unemployment benefits. President Donald Trump announced under an executive order last weekend trumps orders allocates $44 billion in federal dollars to pay for an additional $300 in weekly supplemental unemployment aid. The plan calls on states to kick in money of their own to contribute an additional $100 a week. Hawaii's congressional delegation governor and state lawmakers are calling on President Donald Trump's to continue funding Hawaiian National Guard covert 19 efforts and 100% instead of the 75% starting August 22nd. Trump extended the use of the national Guard nationally in response to the pandemic, but instituted 75% federal payment for most states, Hawaii included with no explanation. Cost for the approximately 850 Hawaii citizen.
Bankrupt Alaska airline seeks bonus for its chief executive
"All right. We're watching what's happening in the airline business with largest rural airline in Alaska now declaring bankruptcy laying off for the 1000 employees, it looks like they want to $250,000 in the bonuses to be awarded to its chief executives and Other employees of the company involved here. Raven Air Group filing the request in bankruptcy court. Taking a look at some other developments in the airline business. American Airlines preparing to scrap flight serving two dozen small and medium cities as the expiration of the corona virus aid from the federal government, the place restrictions and carriers from cutting service approaches. According to CNBC. Carrie is required to maintain minimum levels of service through September 30th under $25 billion federal aid package. The airlines are pushing for more help in this point. As discussions are stalled in Washington on the next round of Corona virus rescue
Fresh "Federal Government" from Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"Up surrounding the restaurant with guns drawn. In any event, residents of her town are happy to know that if they need the police, they only need to call 911 348 times right there, and they will finally show up. How did MAS is Team Mel? Payoff Do on our show. Three points, six more. That means they trail Brian's All right. We got to stand forth Dancers rhyme. So this is Paula Poundstone leading the Danforth dancers Bill? How many do does Paula's team need to win 45 all right, 45 to go fill in the blank Paula On Monday, it was reported that the Trump administration was considering narrowing the legal definition of blank. Marriage? No in this case, Gender Amy On Wednesday, a federal judge ordered election officials in blank to stop rejecting absentee ballots with mismatched signatures. The great state of Georgia. In fact, you're right. Adam Burke, a town in Florida has become the first U. S City to use a fully autonomous school bus. They celebrated another milestone this week when they became the first U. S City to blank have fully autonomous schoolchildren know first town to have the federal government tell them to stop using the fully autonomous school bus. That's crazy Look, Burbank this week, Colorado broke $1 billion in legal blank cells generated 200 million in tax revenue. Is there a shark tank involved? No marijuana. That was my second guess I'm sure and Adam Felber the wedding of Taylor and Kern. Lehman was announced The New York Post this week along with headline Blank couple falls.
iBonds could be a great savings vehicle
"I'm so glad you taking time out of your day to join us here on the Clark Howard. Show. Where it's all about you learning ways to keep more of what you have. Our Websites Clark. Dot Com and Kark deals. Dot Com. So. Over the last twenty, five years. Probably, about twenty five years maybe thirty. I've had a love hate relationship. With. A method of saving money called series I savings bonds. These are sold by the federal government, the US Department of the Treasury. And you buy these savings bonds and You earn whatever the rate of inflation is in the economy reset twice a year. And there are times series I bonds have been scream and deals. I own some that I bought back in the nineties. that. Out later, this decade because they earn interest for thirty years and the ones I got then were such a good deal I wish they would just go on forever but you know. Now going to have that luck. In a Hammock recommended series I bonds except maybe one time in the last five years. But now I can do so again. Is something for a small saver. Amounts from up to well up to ten thousand dollars in a year can go into series I, savings bonds, and the reason I'm recommending them now is it's not like you're gonna get rich from them. The problem right now is that what you're earning in savings from a traditional bricks mortar bank is like nothing. and. So I mean really is literally about nothing even if you go to one of the online bank's I'm always talking about. Their interest rates have fallen and fallen and fallen from around two percent to now many are below one percent still declining, and that's because of the economic decline were in right now. Because of the recession, we're. So. Also in addition. The. Federal Reserve is doing things to hold interest rates down indirectly with the moves they can make. Some directly. But overall indirectly. So that means that savers are getting clobbered. And now you earn less on savings. then. The general rate of inflation and the economy. And that's why entering into your financial life potentially could be series I, bonds because it's the one way of saver. Can. EARN. The rate of inflation so you're not falling behind with your money. which normally would not be something to. Jump for joy about. But if regular roll savings accounts. Are Making you basically nothing. Every year you're falling behind inflation. So series I savings, bonds, e buy savings, bonds, Dot Gov. Click on I bonds. When you get there, you'll see that you can buy up to the ten thousand and a year from very small amounts on up. And I think the minimum. Is Twenty five bucks you can buy. Or you can buy is many as you want up to ten thousand. Now, this is designed for you to have for potentially up to five years or longer because if you dump one less than five years, you forfeit ninety days of interest not a big deal in today's rate environment because of interest rates got much higher in the next few years. You could dump this series i. Pay. Your. Ninety days penalty and put the money to work somewhere else so. Every. Six months. The what you earn on the I bind changes. based. On that six months prior inflation. So the ideas you stay even With where things are which today being even? Is like a win. So check it out savings, bonds, Dot Gov. and. It's a pretty easy purchase. Understanding, how all the adjustments working all that not as easy. And since you're buying electronically, make sure you put note somewhere when you bought them what you bought so that they're not forgotten about over the next potentially thirty years.
Fresh update on "federal government" discussed on Dr Bernie Portner, The Moving Body
"I'm Roger Mari. Ah High profile whistle Blower says health officials are lying about the number of health workers currently tracking possible covered 19 cases across the islands for months, the D. O H has reportedly said. It has close to 100 contact tracers on the job, however, as reported by K. H O. N. Dr. Jennifer Smith, a member of Dohn Disease Investigative branch, claims that the number is closer to 10. Smith, a trained virologist, says she's putting the word out because she and other contact tracers need help. No new deaths are reported, as state health officials logs 233 new Corona virus cases statewide Yesterday, Oahu reportedly accounted for 218 of the cases, one news sources reporting that Children account for 50 of the new cases. A new number boost states. Cumulative case count to 4543. So far, 40 Hawaii deaths have been linked to Copan, 19 The Honolulu Police Department said. There are now 33 officers islandwide who are in quarantine after being exposed to covered 19. The department did not confirm which stations the officers are assigned to. Officials also did not say how many of the officers were exposed while on the job. Hawaii News now has been able to confirm that one of the officers was exposed after responding to a fatal shooting this week near Alan. Wanna Governor David Egan said he is working to find out whether the federal government would fully pay for $300 in weekly supplemental unemployment benefits, President Donald Trump announced under an executive order last weekend. Trump's order allocates $44 billion in federal dollars to pay for an additional $300 in weekly supplemental unemployment aid. The plan calls on states to kick in money of their own to contribute.
iBonds could be a great savings vehicle
"The last twenty, five years. Probably, about twenty five years maybe thirty. I've had a love hate relationship. With. A method of saving money called series I savings bonds. These are sold by the federal government, the US Department of the Treasury. And you buy these savings bonds and You earn whatever the rate of inflation is in the economy reset twice a year. And there are times series I bonds have been scream and deals. I own some that I bought back in the nineties. that. Out later, this decade because they earn interest for thirty years and the ones I got then were such a good deal I wish they would just go on forever but you know. Now going to have that luck. In a Hammock recommended series I bonds except maybe one time in the last five years. But now I can do so again. Is something for a small saver. Amounts from up to well up to ten thousand dollars in a year can go into series I, savings bonds, and the reason I'm recommending them now is it's not like you're gonna get rich from them. The problem right now is that what you're earning in savings from a traditional bricks mortar bank is like nothing. and. So I mean really is literally about nothing even if you go to one of the online bank's I'm always talking about. Their interest rates have fallen and fallen and fallen from around two percent to now many are below one percent still declining, and that's because of the economic decline were in right now. Because of the recession, we're. So. Also in addition. The. Federal Reserve is doing things to hold interest rates down indirectly with the moves they can make. Some directly. But overall indirectly. So that means that savers are getting clobbered. And now you earn less on savings. then. The general rate of inflation and the economy. And that's why entering into your financial life potentially could be series I, bonds because it's the one way of saver. Can. EARN. The rate of inflation so you're not falling behind with your money. which normally would not be something to. Jump for joy about. But if regular roll savings accounts. Are Making you basically nothing. Every year you're falling behind inflation. So series I savings, bonds, e buy savings, bonds, Dot Gov. Click on I bonds. When you get there, you'll see that you can buy up to the ten thousand and a year from very small amounts on up. And I think the minimum. Is Twenty five bucks you can buy. Or you can buy is many as you want up to ten thousand. Now, this is designed for you to have for potentially up to five years or longer because if you dump one less than five years, you forfeit ninety days of interest not a big deal in today's rate environment because of interest rates got much higher in the next few years. You could dump this series i. Pay. Your. Ninety days penalty and put the money to work somewhere else so. Every. Six months. The what you earn on the I bind changes. based. On that six months prior inflation. So the ideas you stay even With where things are which today being even? Is like a win. So check it out savings, bonds, Dot Gov. and. It's a pretty easy purchase. Understanding, how all the adjustments working all that not as easy. And since you're buying electronically, make sure you put note somewhere when you bought them what you bought so that they're not forgotten about over the next potentially thirty years.
Fresh update on "federal government" discussed on Ric Edelman
"There are a lot of distractions going on. I'm going to name just two of them that have gotten a lot of attention. Over the last several weeks, Kodak and Tesla Kodak, You know, this is a ghost of its former self. Kodak is one of the best known brands on the entire planet. And understandably so if you're over the age of 45 that is We all remember what it was like to go on vacation with 12 precious pictures available to us. Carefully take those photos because you only got 12 of them in the camera. And then you get to go home, hoping thatyou didn't Ah, blurry the photo. Hopefully that you took the lens off the camera cap, and you took them to photo mat right or to your local drugstore where you had to wait two days. To get the photo back at which point they gave you one. Which you then very carefully stored in a photo album that you threw into a shoe box in the bottom of your closet. Today. Of course, it's radically different Thanks to digital photography. You're now able to take an unlimited number of photos post them online for the entire world to see instantaneously and this is why Kodak went bankrupt in 2012 because of the movement from Physical cameras and the films and so on to the digital environment, Kodak went bankrupt and even as recently as January 1, their stock was trading for about $4 fell below $3 for much of this year until Monday, July 27. And on Monday, July 27 there were local news reports in New York, near where Kodak is headquartered and tweets. Saying that Kodak was about to get a massive new government contract related to Koven over $765 million contract to help the Corona virus vaccine effort. On that leak. The stock rose 25% that very day. Corporate executives of Kodak got massive new stock options. Coincidence, I think not anyway, the following day when the news came out And it was official. Kodak was getting this government contract. More than 100,000 users at the online robo adviser Robin Hood, bought Kodak stock, pushing its price to $60. It went from three 60 In less than a day. By the end of the week, the stock was down to $22. Imagine the poor suckers who bought it at 60 on Ly tohave to sell it at 20 to. Well. That was Friday, July 31 2 weeks ago this week. The FCC says that they're looking into wrongdoing. They're examining insider trading allegations because the stock rose 25% the day before the government's announcement. Who knew how did the local news reporters get ahold of the story who issued those tweets? The SEC is examining it for insider trading. And as a result of that inquiry, the federal government says it's now delaying that $765 million deal with Kodak due to quote unquote allegations of wrongdoing. The stock has fallen $10 a share. So This is an illustration of why you need to not try to get rich quick. Try to resist the temptation of jumping onto a bandwagon because you have no idea What you don't know. Gods are pretty high. By the time you hear about something, it's way too late. You're buying it after it has risen in value on all you're going to do is end up with a lot of losses, and that brings us to Tesla. Tesla's announced a five for one stock split this week. Which means that you know you for every share of stock you had. The stock was trading this week at about $1400. Instead of having one share of 1400. You now have five shares, and each one of those shares is 1/5 as much. In other words, it's a wash. There's no economic impact. Makes no difference. And yet the stock rose 6% on the announcement. Why You have five shares of 2 75 instead of one share at 1400. What's the difference? There isn't one. And yet investors have increased. The price of the stock makes no sense, but that's how they've behaved. Here's the crazy part. Tesla's market cap is about $300 billion. That's what the company is worth based on its stock price, But that is not based on Tesla's selling a lot of cars. Through June of this year, Tesla lost almost $300 million by selling cars. Now wait a minute. You're saying that happened that day? How could they have lost $300 million? I mean, isn't this company Getting all kinds of bragging rights in the media because it's doing so great. Yeah, you know why it's doing great. It's not from selling cars is from selling credits. What is that? Well, here's the deal. The federal government, along with nine states have imposed environmental mandates on the automobile industry there, demanding that automakers produce cars that burn less gas. They've gotta have better gas mileage. In fact, the federal government and states like California want these cars to be fully electric, so they're not burning any fuel. So as a result of this mandate, a certain amount of the cars that each carmaker sells has to be zero emission. And if they sell enough zero emission cars great. What if they don't sell enough of them? They've got to pay a huge penalty to the government. Now, none of the big automakers air selling many electric vehicles yet so they can either spend tens of billions of dollars on R and D and new factories and so on in order to start making those electric vehicles or they can just buy credits from other carmakers have more than they need. It's like you need a cup of sugar. You can trace all the way to the store to go buy some sugar. Or you could just go to your neighbor and buy a cup of sugar from your neighbor. That's what is happening in the automotive industry. Tesla has plenty of these environmental credits because all of its cars are electric. So it has more credits than it needs, and the government lets Tesla sell its excess credits to the other carmakers. In the second quarter of this year, Tesla earned over $400 million. By selling these credits. It's called regulatory credit revenue money paid to Tesla's by the other automakers, so it made 428 million from selling credits. It lost 278 million building in selling cars. Stupid investors don't realise this. They've put the stock and over $1400 a share. That makes Tesla worth more.
Bay Area joins two major coronavirus vaccine trials
"Part in a phase three clinical trial to test one of the possible vaccines. Hey, CBS, Jeffrey shot reports 1400 people will be recruited from California and Oregon to take part in the study. The investigational vaccine being tested is one of the vaccine candidates in development with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and bio and tech. Dr Nicola Klein is with the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, She explains who the participants will be inclusion criteria include individuals who are adults 18 to 85 years of age who are generally healthy, but they also one of the other criteria is that their risk for Covic disease, either by their underlying medical conditions, their healthcare or other worker status. Kaiser says it's been a leader in vaccine research for more than 30 years. Client says the study could last for months and typically, the government approvals can take years but under the federal government's Warp speed vaccine initiative Vaccine approvals might come much sooner. Jeffrey Shab KCBS another vaccine study, getting underway in the Bay Area to this one is
Should More Airline Passengers Be Screened for COVID-19?
"Let's start with you. Testing passengers already is taking place in parts of Europe. You WanNa tell us a little bit about it. Yeah, it's something that that several allies working on. CICULAR. Lifthansa has set up a testing center well to in fact, the the big one is in Frankfurt. They've teamed up with a biotech company and they're referring PC tests, which I believe are the most accurate test at the moment available to tell whether a passenger has grown virus not so that referring rapid results on those tests. In a bid to to help passengers meet the requirements of countries that do now need that testing for arrivals and all say justice source of health. Confidence travelers want to night that getting on board that plane. Infecting anyone on that journey. So tell us how it works. Mean you're saying people get tested before they leave or do they get tested when they arrive in Europe or is it? A combination. It's Jam The government has recently at the beginning of August broten a requirement for PC tests for arrivals from certain countries I consider. So in that situation, a passenger arriving from one of those countries can get straight off that plane and get tested at the airport with results or if a passenger wants to travel to a country that requires negative test for entry, they can do that at the moment. You you you. Can. You guess a link when you book your ticket with tons, you get a link, an information about the country you're traveling to. And then you can put your test online and up with your hiding and get tested at the Apple. They will have a sloth, a citizen. Munich, and natural to other. The Anna An and considering other in. Germany. They want to to set up this tax bill T. You just use the phrase rapid results. But when I read your story can take as long as six hours to get those. I think if you can pay for the fast-track two to three hours but yeah, it's not it's not. That's one of the things when I spoke to you lift answer for this article, they did talk about how they hope that. You know the the the the time it takes to get results his it's games beginning foster and foster obesity. That's six hours is still quite long time to add onto your Johnnie if he wants to do that when you arrive at the apple, but these tests seems to be evolving all the time. And if it's if you pay extra, you can get in as little as two hours, correct yeah. That's great. So do these tests cost and who's paying for them. Are the passengers paying for them or is the airline paying for? The let's take the example of Frankfort. The the standard speed test is fifty nine euros on the fast track test one, hundred, thirty, nine years. But if you're a passenger arriving from one of the at risk countries, the German government is is taking taking on both the charges. So that's free of charge for the passenger when they go to the testing center. Okay, not not a bad deal, Ben. Let's hop over the Atlantic to you. Are there similar efforts afoot in in the US. Efforts in the US today have been very minimal. I. Think. A lot of that has to do with the lack of federal government involvement both the TSA. Customs and border. Patrol have been a very hesitant to to really dip their feet into this testing issue. They've sort of adopted a the government in general has adopted sort of hands off attitude pandemic. You know they haven't even. Gone ahead and enforced mask wearing or You know done anything on temperature screening so Sort of behind the ball in the United States. Interestingly the State of Alaska actually did did try to implement a wide scale testing at its airports and the way that worked towards. These were free pc artists on site at the eight Alaskan airports that receive out of state arrivals. So you could show up in Alaska get a free pr on site and then you go in. So in socially is or self quarantine until the results became available at which point you would submit to an online portal and after a week or two to state would actually have you come back and take another test to to double check to verify. that. You don't have it. So That policy however actually as of August eleventh that change the state of Alaska is no longer offering free tests at airports because if some logistical challenges involved. With that whole process. Now, what they're doing is they want you to submit A test or prove that you have taken a test with seventy two hours of your departure to Alaska But that's a little difficult too because you know the timing is sort of up in the air it might take. It might be that you take a test within seventy two hours. But you don't have a result. So you arrive in Alaska, you can show them. You've taken the test, but you can't produce a negative result So then you still have to go in quarantine and then they still have to follow up with you and it becomes Really sort of an administrative headache and I think they've run into some challenges are trying to implement this on a wide scale in
US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion
"Treasury Department reporting that the U. S budget deficit climbed to over $2.8 trillion in the 1st 10 months of the budget year, the highest level on record federal government spending so far this budget year totaled more than 5.6 trillion of 50% increase over outlays at the same point in 2019. The vast majority of the extra spending related to efforts to revive the US economy in the wake of the Corona virus pandemic. The nation's budgetary shortfall is expected to eventually reach levels for the fiscal year, more than double the largest annual deficit
History of the US Income Tax
"But our country has this really conflicted history with the income tax. It was not designed by our founding fathers for most of American history there was no income tax at all in the years are brand new government needed some way to raise money, but there was no need to mess around with an income tax. The government had a much simpler way just. Tax The stuff that comes into the ports for a long time really the only way that they raised money was using tariff duties duties on imported goods. This is tax historian Joe, thorndike and tariffs are simple. Right? You send out a tax collector told the major ports ship pulls import us go through the manifests, check the cargo and you add up whatever you WANNA tax sugar guns, books simple. But there's one big problem with tariffs they fail you the one time you really really really need revenue tariff duties are great way to raise money as long as you're not fighting a war yet because someone's blocking airport right or sinking your ships on the way. News Yeah. And that that does tend to depress a little bit. So when in the United States do people start to think and talk about an income tax will you know the earliest? In American history that I know of comes during the war of eighteen twelve when the treasury secretary throws it out there it's it's really kind of a throw away in a report that he sends to Congress. You know, hey, we could consider taxing incomes but this suggestion during the war of eighteen twelve, it goes nowhere an income tax is actually a very complicated thing to pull off successfully there are three big obstacles to getting it. Right. The first obstacle is logistics like how do you make sure people pay a percentage of their income? Oh, it's enormously complicated because it really does come down to. The individual, who's filing this return, and that person we're going to expect them to begin with just to keep track of how much they're earning. Then expect a lot of honesty from them about reporting those records to the government and to make sure that they're actually doing the job you didn't have to create this huge administrative apparatus to go in and enforce it, and you have to give these people the power to dig through the personal financial records of every taxpayer, and that's usually pretty unappealing to tax payers and the government is not going to radically reform the tax code unless it has to. Unless, there's something incredibly expensive it needs to fund. This is how a lot of taxes come out. There's a war, and in fact, fifty years after the idea of the income taxes I floated such a war comes to pass the civil war. This is a very, very, very expensive warm Congress needs money to feed its soldiers by guns, cannon ships. So this time, it's not just one guy. Bringing up the income taxes a suggestion this time. Congress makes it law and even more importantly they come up with a way to enforce it Congress provides for the creation of the Bureau of internal. Revenue this is the first real income tax in the United States, but it doesn't look quite like the one we have today during the civil war only the wealthy had to pay income tax. And the government does this really very clever thing to get rich people to pay it. It makes tax returns public during the civil war anyone could go in and look up your income tax return or at least your report of how much you earn and the idea was that this would help improve compliance because your neighbor would see you driving around on your brand new plow and he'd. Say Wait a minute I that guy get all that money I'm going to see how much he reported on his income tax and they'd go in and they check it out and they could report to the agency and say, Hey, you know I. Don't think that this is the right number. This guy looks like he's living too large for this sort of an income they sort of conscripted. And made the tax collector. So who is living large in? Let's say Washington DC in eighteen, sixty four. Well, we pulled up a copy of the tax assessor sheets for DC, during the civil war and there happens to be a guy here Abraham. Lincoln. Address White House at the White House. Everyone knows where it is it's senator and and the taxes he paid I'm sure people were very interested in this one, thousand, two, hundred, ninety dollars. They're also entries here for restaurant owners for liquor dealers some guy lived on longboat may be in the Potomac River. It's clear from this list that people were paying taxes, the plan worked. Well, some people are paying taxes the north part of the country. Remember this is the civil war, the south. Also attempted an income tax attempted they had a much less effective, a tax system and their income tax was much less effective than the North's version. Is there a case to be made? The civil war was sort of an economic battle in the in the north was better at at that and raising money and and that's one reason at one. Oh, absolutely I mean taxes do have a lot to do with the. North. Winning the war. Not just taxes, but the North's ability to borrow money it. It just had a better economic foundation for fighting a big warlike that you know the income tax worked. So well during the war, you would think that the US government would want to keep it around I. Mean it's Nice to have extra money when you're actually rebuilding from the carnage and such but once the conflict ended, there was this big argument about whether to keep the. Income tax round or not, and now the income tax hits its second obstacle a legal obstacle. Remember how he said the income tax only hits the rich. Well, the rich did not like it and the rich have lawyers in eighteen ninety, five legal challenge to the income tax reaches the US Supreme Court here's economic historian John Steele Gordon. My great great uncle was one of the lead lawyers in that case and guess which side he was on. The trying to shoot down the income then you've got. Cable. He was a Morgan partner at five years later. The argument John Steele Gordon great great uncle made in court was that the income tax violated little document that we'd like to call the US Constitution here Ariba line to you. It says quote direct taxes shall be apportioned among the states according to their respective numbers. I will translate that for you if the federal government wants to raise money directly from people or property, then it has to divide the tax burden up equally Among the states according to their population. So if a state had ten percent of America's population, it should only have to pay about ten percent of the tax and the income tax wasn't taxing according to population it was taxing according to income. So the question before the Supreme Court is and as is often the case it's something kind of knowingly subtle and hard to follow. The question is, is the income tax eight direct tax. I stayed up late last night reading court documents. This is a huge rabbit hole of complicated things, but it comes down to this if any part of this income tax law passed by Congress, if any of the many taxes embedded inside considered a direct tax, then Congress did it wrong? The law is unconstitutional. That is the question that justices had to decide a very interesting thing happened in the Supreme Court. One justice was ill evacuate dying Justice Jackson from Tennessee who was argued before eight justices and they split four four as to whether or not the income tax was a direct tax and therefore unconstitutional. That's why we have an odd number of justices. He can't have a tire. Exactly. was. A four four time. The court decided that the case was simply too important to be tied, and so they haul justice Jackson out of his deathbed. Now odd number of justices and everybody knew that he was in favor of the income tax because he'd said. So publicly, Z. Really Dying Jesse really died two months later. So the lawyers re argue the case Justice Robert Jackson is. In the final days of his life is a pro income tax guy. So he's going to break the tie in favor of the income tax and the tie was broken case was decided five four. But the crazy thing is it was five four the other way it was a five four decision against the income tax. One of the other justices we don't know who switched his vote. and. So the tax was unconstitutional. No income tax. How do people reacted the time to this little intrigue Oh they've there would be a there was a lot of. In the papers about it, but the Supreme Court was silent as it so often is to what the internal workings we really don't know who who, really don't know who it but somebody's which their vote we just don't know. So there's this weird stretch in the middle of American history where the income tax has been ruled unconstitutional but this didn't in anyway settled the argument I mean, if anything the debate over income tax in America grew more heated. This is the time when a lot of big industrialists are getting filthy rich JP Morgan, Rockefeller Carnegie, and at this exact time, the nation has no income tax, the people who are not JP Morgan or Rockefeller Carnegie in the country. A lot of them feel those guys the rich need to bear more of the burden. So nearly twenty years after the income tax is ruled unconstitutional, we get an amendment to the Constitution the sixteen, th amendment ratified in nineteen thirteen a single sentence which begins the Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes just in time for another war World War One. So the income tax has cleared to hurdles so far logistics check legality check. The income tax needs one more thing to bring it into the modern age. One More L. Word Love the income tax of to this point has been a tax on the rich right everyone else was exempt in fact when they bring the income tax back after the constitutional amendment, less than two percent of the population has to pay. All this changes though with World War Two, the government needs more money and now ordinary folks are asked to pay again Joe Thorndike this is a is a real revolution because for most Americans, they've never had this kind of direct tax paying relationship with the federal government. You know they're paying excise taxes on alcohol tobacco or consumer goods but those things are are usually levied somewhere other than like on the consumer you know they're levied at the manufacturer level for the first time. Americans are sort of confronting the federal government as a tax collector and the middle. Class has never paid this tax before they not sure what to do a whole in nineteen forty-three show that one third to one half of people were unclear what
U.S. to buy 100 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine
"Government is going to purchase modern is experimental Corona virus vaccine. In a White House announcement, President Trump said the federal government will buy 100 million doses of Madonna's vaccine candidate. The move follows similar agreements with Visor Johnson and Johnson and other pharmaceutical companies. The president says U. S drug makers are making great strides in developing a covert 19 vaccine. Tremendous promise in every single one of them, and we have many of them. And they're years ahead of schedule.
DNC Announces Convention Speakers, Speculation On Biden's VP Pick Intensifies
"Of scheduled speakers at next week's Democratic National Convention is out, and it's being parsed for clues as to who's still in the running to be Joe Biden's running mate. He's expected to make that announcement any day now. Meanwhile, President Trump is floating the idea of accepting the Republican nomination later this month on Sacred ground. The Gettysburg Battlefield. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson is watching it all. And Mara. You know, some names in the running to be Biden's running mate are scheduled to speak, but not in the VP slot, you know, and I'm just wondering if that's a fool's errand to try to make that meaningful, You know? What do you think about that? And who do you think at this point is thumb Where are may be the most likely candidates. I think the most likely candidates are still that same handful of women, you know, Joe Biden said. He's going to take a woman whether it's Kamala Harris, Susan Rice, Gretchen Whitmer, Karen Bass. Those are the people who have been on the list for quite some time. And and, of course, Gretchen Whitmer is the only white female on that short list. But I think the list has remained the same. Sounds like he's about to make his decision because the vetting committee has pretty much disbanded on DH. It could be as early as today that we find out So what do you think for everybody who's sitting home, you know, got all the names and the lists on whiteboards and, you know, trying to, you know, look at those tea leaves. And should we be looking at the List of speakers. Oh, I think that that that is actually fool's errand, but it's fun and it's going to be over very soon. It could be over today, so go ahead. But I still think you know that of all my conversations with Democrats all signs Seemed to point to Kamala Harris. But with the caveat that Joe Biden hasn't decided, and he often takes his time deciding well, 100 prominent black men signed a letter. Hoping they could make him decide that it would be a black woman because they said to him, you will lose the election. If you don't choose a black woman as a running mate, and this was entertainers, pastors, business leaders, athletes. I'm wondering more. If you think that Biden really needed that public pressure, it would seem in this moment in time. That's the choice. He'd want. Make one of these in class. That's what I think. I think that letter was really aimed. And Gretchen Whitmer. She's the only white person on that list. Everyone else is a person of color or black woman. So I don't think he needed that kind of public pressure. But it does show you that of all the people on the list. There is a backlash brewing to at least one of them in that's Gretchen Whitmer. You haven't seen the same kind of opposition public opposition to Kamala Harris, for instance. Oh, by the way, you're saying Elizabeth Warren is not in the running and I don't think so. Yeah, No, I don't think so, although she's a thought leader in the party, and she certainly has influenced a tremendous amount of his agenda. Of the Democratic National Convention will be all online this year. Wouldn't does that mean for the post convention bounce that the candidates look for Hillary Clinton got well, first of all, who knows Because nobody's ever run a presidential campaign in a pandemic. But most people I talked to assume that the post convention bounce will be very small thiss year for both candidates because they're not having the kind of big Excitement filled crowded conventions like we have in the past that being said the Democrats have had a lot longer time to plan for a virtual convention than the Republicans because they've been scaling. There's back for months. And the big question is, are they about to produce the best four night television show ever seen in history? Or will it kind of be ho hum? Well, and they will be competing in that arena with a president who is obviously trying to make the best television show. What do you make of that tweet that he may accept the Republican Nomination for president from the Gettysburg Battlefield or the White House. Both locations likely to violate ethics rules or just some people's moral sense of what's right to politicize. But you know, this is a president that gave an interview to Fox News inside the Lincoln Memorial, gave an interview at Normandy. What do you think happens here? Will certainly Trump isn't worried about offending people sense of what's right or wrong or any kind of norm. Now there are legal questions. Ethical questions about what kind of federal property you can make a convention nominating speech, your acceptance speech on and I'm sure the White House lawyers will be figuring that out. Is there some part of Gettysburg that he could be on? Without violating ethics rules. It's certainly a lot easier for the president to set this up at the White House, but he's clearly looking for the kind of dramatic backdrop not unlike Mount Rushmore that would give his campaign a boost. Quick thought from you, Mara on the fact that it's been primary season. It's primary day today for six states. The focuses on Minnesota, where the Denver Democrat, the representative Ilhan Omar, Is facing a tough challenge. Other progressive candidates have done very well this primary season. What will you be looking for here, right. She's the only member of the squad left with the primary. The four young progressive women of color and she has a really stiff challenge from an attorney named Anton Melton, Mo. He's getting a lot of money. There's been a certain amount of unhappiness with her. They've been attacks on her first for allegedly making anti Semitic statements. We know that the other members of the squad have not had primary challenges. Rashida to leave beat hers back very handily. So that's what we're watching today for the Democrats. Well, how does he do? Right and very briefly. The unemployed have now gone over a week. Without that additional money from the federal government. The president signed those actions and directives to address this. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the money will go out in two weeks. But he doesn't have The power of the purse. Congress does and they're gone. They're out of session. I think everyone's taking a big political risk here for the president to sign these executive orders and then have people not get a bigger unemployment check or still face eviction. I think that that he will be responsible for that and then members of Congress, including the Democrats, they are allowing people to go without thes unemployment checks, which, by the way, have kept the economy going in large part On Then they have stopped negotiating. Good. Not good. Not good. Yeah. NPR national political correspond. Mara Liasson. Thank you. Thank you.
Dr. J. Mario Molina Discusses Medicaid Program Financing in Light of the On-Going COVID-19 Pandemic
"On background, the ongoing Kobe nineteen pandemic has caused the worst unemployment rates since the Great Depression. Since Medicaid and the economy are negatively correlated when one's up the others down. Recent Kaiser family. Foundation study concluded that by January, seventeen million people could be newly eligible for the Medicaid. Program that would represent a twenty four percent increase in current program participation. As state. Which Medicaid funding is typically the second largest state expense after education they've cratered largely since two thirds of state income is generated via income and sales taxes. One month ago, the C. P. P. estimated states that are required to bounce their budgets. Each year are looking at revenue shortfalls totally accumulative five, hundred, fifty, five, billion dollars over fiscal years twenty through twenty two. In an effort to short state Medicaid programs and mitigate the economic fall back fall out in mid-march. The congress increased the federal government's Medicaid match termed eth- map by six point two percent in late. May The house further up the match to fourteen percent under the Heroes Act. The here act would also provide more than one train to state and local governments including nine, hundred, fifty, billion flexible aid. The Senate Majority leader however failed to refuse to take the house bill. As of today, it appears the presence executive steps taken Saturday to address four non healthcare. Related issues has caused Congress to journey until September seventeenth that is another code relief package will at best not be considered until late that month. With Megan and discussed the pandemics effects on the Medicaid. Program is Dr. Mario. Molina. So that document as a somewhat lengthy background introduction, let me begin by asking you generally what's your assessment? Of the Kobe nineteen pandemic effect on the Medicaid population I asked particularly in context of the fact that Medicaid is largely responsible for covering long term care facility a healthcare, and we've seen of course disproportion effect on long-term facility residents. I think that Medicaid patients are going to be disproportionately affected for a couple of reasons as Medicaid, the biggest pair of long-term care in the country. and clearly those patients have been hard hit. But we're also seeing that it disproportionately affects people who are lower income who are working as essential workers in essential businesses. Most Medicaid patients work, but they're working in low income jobs often without. Health Insurance paid for by the employer. So they are probably greater risk and we've certainly seen that black and Latino. Are More affected by. Colbert Dan. Caucasian population. Okay. Thank you. Yes. Definitely the case. Before. I ask about the Congress and state responses. Let me ask you this question. There's a lot of discussion and speculation regarding healthcare utilization. meaning that covid nineteen will will cause comparatively an increase in utilization. Interestingly enough I looked at some statistics that showed because of elective surgeries being canceled or postponed. Data showing then April. Healthcare expenditures were down almost forty percent and were still down ten percent or ten percent lower your year this past June. So this question obviously very much relates who pressure on state budget. What's your understanding of what will see relative arm balanced utilization in the Medicaid program? This year and going into next year. Well it's going to have different effects in different areas clearly, hospitalization and physician visits are down. in part because people are afraid to go to the doctor or the hospital. In. Part because Kobe has crowded patience out of elective surgeries. So those things are all down. Testing is going to be up testing expenses are up. and I think that overall you're going to see that utilization is lower in the second quarter and probably the third quarter and expected and from previous years. and I think that it's going to remain that way for a while people are still afraid to go to the doctor for many things and there is concerned that as a result, things like cancer screenings and treatments will be deferred. So we could see some pent-up demand perhaps next year but I do think that for the remainder of this year. Overall Service utilization will be lower than expected. Some areas, it'll be higher. But overall it'll be. It'll be down from previous years.
Houston - A coronavirus vaccine is on the horizon, thanks to a key discovery by University of Texas researchers
"By the University of Texas researchers may help lead to a vaccine for Corona virus, UT professor of molecular bio sciences, Jason McClellan tells a statesman. A member of his team discovered a genetic mutation It stabilizes or freezes a key protein of the corona virus. They had been working on the previously so in Chinese researchers shared the genetic sequence of covert 19. They mapped it and injected it with the mutation, making it essential for a vaccine Now, McClellan says, for the five leading vaccines or using a stabilising proteins, his lab designed Big Pharma and the federal government are spending billions to develop a vaccine. And that was Eric like him in our Austin bureau.
Trump pushes forward with executive action on economy despite legal questions
"Surrounding President Trump's multiple executive orders on Corona virus relief lawmakers raising legal questions about his authority to take actions on his own. What we are doing is entirely within the executive capacity of the president. That's White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany. Defending Trump's move. Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse criticized the executive orders calling Trump's actions Unconstitutional slop. ABC is Katherine Walters joining us She's in Washington D. C. You're watching this unfold. Catherine Sass not alone in his criticism, but the president fired back at the senator. Yeah, he definitely fired back at him. Mary said that he has gone rogue, the president and the administration. They gave himself this self imposed deadline of last Friday to come to an agreement with Democrats and agreement that never came to fruition here. So the when Let alone signing. You Know one executive order a three memorandum over the weekend. And, frankly, is you mentioned that on and other Republicans. But, of course, all the Democrats raising concern about his authority to act unilaterally here since Congress handfuls of the power of the purse Now they also raise the fact that he's Cover. You know four different buckets. They cover extending on point and benefits covering the payroll tax, curbing evictions and deferring student loans. They don't address a number of of other items that need funding such a cool additional aid for testing in vaccine development support for that PPP of program for small businesses, So that is another thing that Democrats are worried about here. And the question is, Do you know what it'll get back to the negotiating table were so waiting to hear what Happens asleep between Democrats and White House negotiator debate for that extra 400 bucks and unemployment benefits. The president is taking that money from the Natural disaster fund, and that's right before what a lot of people expect to be a very active hurricane season, and the feds would pay 300 bucks states would have to pay $100. How do you force states to pay that money is on interesting issue because there's a lot of confusion among governors as to how this plan would be implemented to that 400 Dollars, 300 of which the federal government will agree to pay. Now it's a question of units and whether the state will pay $100. But as of right now, the way the order is written in the way that the Department of Labor has so far given guidance city states in order to even get that $300 from the federal government What it needs to make a commitment to pay that $100 so reading from the order is not entirely clear how this would be implemented states to be able to move around Suns that they've already allocated and other portions of their budget. But it's something that Republicans and Democratic governors have in a way Stern's about and where additional funding, for example, would come for schools and other items that may need to fund in the fall. Do the president's actions really have as much power as he's saying they do? Yeah, another question that debate as well. We'll see how the $400 program hands out here. It already seems like there's a great deal of confusion over at the other is the executive order on renters. The one with the curb. Eviction is unclear whether that really has much Keith because it doesn't say that it's going to stop affection, just orders the federal government and federal agencies to attempt to slow these down, so that's one thing we're hearing from Democrats on Capitol Hill over the weekend and today after the president sign, he's memoranda, and these orders is they don't really carry much weight, but they don't really have a Keith as some of the supporters of these orders. ABC is Katherine
Potential Kodak deal on hold until "allegations are cleared"
"Kodak plunging 30% today after a $765 million loan from the federal government to help make a corona virus drug related treatment. It was put on hold as regulators looked into allegations of insider trading. The stock was temporarily halted after plunging as much as 43% earlier in the day. This headline at politico dot com. Kodak's federal loan endowed after the U. S International Development Finance Corporation, citing quote serious concerns into the White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany, saying that the president will not proceed until this case is resolved.
What We Know About Trump's New 'Executive Orders'
"As of this weekend, the United States has surpassed five million cases of covid nineteen. Roughly one quarter of all infections reported across the world. It took just the last six weeks for US Cova cases to double the growth of new cases in the US appears to have leveled off at an average of fifty four thousand. Over the last week, more than one, hundred, sixty, two, thousand. Americans. Have died in the pandemic markets and lawmakers aren't sure what to make of president trump's controversial step on Saturday of issuing four. Orders in an attempt to provide economic relief to Americans. This came after stimulus negotiations and Congress ground to a halt leaving many whose livelihoods have been up ended by the coronavirus in limbo. Here's Becky quick. Amo Java's here. He joins us with more on this and there are so many questions on this. I was actually on the phone with the producers yesterday begging to have you on this morning to walk us through this because even after going through hours of kind of trying to figure out what was happening, I have to say I'm still confused yet. Look it is. Is Confusing and the reason, becky. It's confusing because the president really only has limited authority here without legislation from Congress. There's not that much he can do and he's right up to the edge here in do in taking all these actions. In fact, you've heard Democrats complain over the weekend that what the president signed and is Bedminster Golf Club on Saturday was actually over the line and illegal and unconstitutional. Let's walk through what he did first, and then we'll talk about what the reaction is. What he did was a series of executive orders including this payroll tax pause. In which he's going to defer collection of the payroll taxes that starts September first runs through the end of the year. But people would have to pay the payroll taxes at the end of the deferral period. If the law is not changed and it doesn't look like the law is going to be changed at least under this congressional layout right now. So the president is simply hoping here that there'll be a new congress, he'll be reelected, and he'll be able to pass a law making that deferral permanent, but for employers and employees trying. Trying to figure that all out which way do you bet on? That is a real open question. The other one is rental, help the president not able to extend the eviction moratorium, but he is directing federal agencies to find ways to go out and help renters. So we'll see where the federal government can come up. They come up with their and then on the unemployment insurance, it's four hundred dollars in bonus unemployment. Remember that would replace the six hundred dollars a week that people have been getting under. The cares act this is. Money coming from the Homeland Security's disaster, Relief Fund and the Federal Government is going to pay seventy five percent of this under the president's plan. The states will be responsible for twenty, five percent of it, and you've already heard some complaints from the states that they simply don't. The money to be able to do that, and so you heard from Democrats over the weekend that this is entirely unworkable. Here's Chuck Schumer. Unfortunately, the president's executive orders described in one word could be paltry in three words, unworkable week and far too narrow. The event at the country club is just what trump does a big show, but it doesn't do anything it as the American people look at these executive orders. They'll see they don't come close to doing the job. Meanwhile, you had Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on television over the weekend as well. He explained exactly what the president hopes happens here with this payroll tax deferral, here's what he said. We've been told by the states. They can get this up and running immediately, and I would say if the Democrats want to challenge in court and hold up unemployment benefits to those hard working Americans that are out of a job because of Covid, they're going to have a lot of explaining to do. So, Becky, essentially a dare there from the treasury secretary saying look go ahead. Sue Us if you want to be the political party that suing to stop unemployment checks going to unemployed people ahead of an election, go ahead and do that, and that's sort of where we are. It's a real standoff here in Washington. Not Clear when negotiations can resume. We're told that there wasn't really any meaningful contact between Democratic leaders and the White House over the weekend and we'll see what money brings. Hey. Let's start. There's GonNa be a bunch of questions of all three of US want to ask coming out of this. But let let's start just with the very basics. If the Democrats challenge, any portion of this, does that mean they challenge all of it because I could see them saying, okay. We want to challenge the idea of a payroll tax holiday or relief. At this point, but we don't want to stop the checks from going out. Right, I mean, you could there are three different executive memoranda here and executive order. So you could do a lawsuit targets specific federal action that's contemplated by the president here So you don't have to challenge the whole thing. If you're the Democrat, you can go after a bits and pieces. The question is politically, what's the strategy on Ansi Pelosi over the weekend arguing that this was both unconstitutional unconstitutional and also too little. If it's unconstitutional than the Democrats. Really are putting themselves in a position where they they sort of morally a righteously would need to suit to block it, but also if it does provide any little bit of help, they don't want to be in position of being the ones to take that away. We keep saying it's four hundred dollars in unemployment. It's really three hundred dollars that's federal coming from the federal government, and they're saying the states could go ahead and pick up an extra hundred dollars, but we should probably re characterize it as three hundred dollars coming from the federal. Government. Yeah. It's three hundred dollars on the federal government and the states would pay one hundred and you already heard a lot of governors around the country saying Whoa? Wait a second our budgets have been so badly hit that we can't even pay for the services that we're providing right now. Let alone and additional unemployment benefit at simply not possible. We're not going to be able to do it You know Mnuchin and others argued that the states will be able to find a way to do that. And we'll see what governor say this morning as they get into their offices and try to figure this thing out.
Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax
"Two weeks of negotiating congressional Democrats in the White House could not reach any agreement to help those American families who are struggling just to put food on the table at. This point lawmakers have no plans for further talks president trump who did not attend those negotiations and spent a long weekend at his golf resort. In New Jersey said yesterday that he would bypass Congress to sign executive actions addressing pandemic relief including asking the federal government to consider halting evictions Deferring Student Loan Payments Reallocating money. So the governor's could partially replace the extra federal unemployment benefits that expired last month and temporarily suspending the payroll tax but already, there are lots of questions about how effective those actions will be and whether or not they're even legal last night one Republican senator criticized the president for Congress's role with quote unconstitutional slop.
Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax
"Payroll tax cuts because they're they're coming. Starting September 1st, we're gonna have payroll tax cuts. September, October, November December. From executive order Technically Executive memorandum from the president. In addition to student loans being continued to be deferred eviction memory, our moratorium extended And then the extra $400 per week of unemployment benefits again. Executive order from President Trump Now how did the payroll tax Cuts work. Granted, you've gotta be working to get a payroll tax cuts, so this does not help the unemployed, But it's going to put more money into people's pockets and you do some math here so first off a couple thoughts. This is brand new, so people are trying to still try to figure it out. But from what we understand this is about what this thing is gonna look like September 1st until the end of the year. If you're making less for $4000 or less. In any two week period. That's of any bi weekly period. So it's equivalent of this of this impacts anybody that's making about two grand a week or $140,000 per year or less. Or less. And it seems as though this is going to be determined by your bi weekly pay period. You would be in this group that's going to get a payroll tax cut. Remember the payroll tax cut his FICA and Medicare. You put them both. Together. It's 7.65% so let's do some math. Here again. If you're in this camp, $104,000 or a year or less. Or $4000 or less in a bi weekly pay period, which sounds like the more important calculation here. It's not your annual number, but it sounds like it's a pay period numbers how they're gonna look at this. If you're gonna take 7.5% off of that, which is the employee portion of this That's about 306 bucks a box for every two weeks ago at the Max. So if you're making right at the 4000 levels, said Boyd, 65% is $306 for a two week period and then times to turn up months. I look at this monthly It's about 612 bucks a month. That's really money. Of 600 bucks a month for the next four months. September, October, November, December. That's about $2500 a year. Money that's just directly in your pocket that you wouldn't otherwise have. You're collecting Mohr out of your paycheck, because less is going Teo and medical lessons going federal government
Addressing Cybersecurity Breaches in a COVID-19 Environment
"Time we were talking in person at the Sava Fusion Center in Sydney and has in the world challenge since we recorded that particular episode and I think it's a really Opportune. Time now, considering accenture has allowed incident response team in various parts of the world but obviously here in the I said Ole side on the tops of attacks the is being used and indeed the motivational the reasons for those attacks I think we might come to you first off the shift in the landscape I've the last few months and particularly since episode one some of the okay from the incident response time. Yes. You'll Chris really really interesting question I'm. I think all follow back to sort of March timeframe when things really starting to get started we saw massive uptake, Immuno covid nineteen themed fishing spear phishing email attacks, which is pretty consistent. With every time we've seen some major political shift or a major incident that gets people's emotions engaged. cybercriminals are pretty quick to the tactics to focus on that to exploit those emotions to get people to. Click on links and install alway but there's absolutely no denying sitting back now in where we end of July and looking back since that time frame it's all about ransomware. It is an absolute epidemic. We are saying certainly strategy. I don't think we've ever seen anything of what we're saying right now but even globally, I, mean there are massive companies just in the last few days Gombe and is all over the price and they've had an unprecedented attack. So I think ransomware is a is a big. Uptick we've seen in terms of changing the threat landscape, but the motivation full that ransomware, and also we've had some federal government, even prime ministerial level announcements in terms of the, but they'd foreign nation state actor motivation, but these ransomware attacks. Ransom crew ransomware crews, running these these campaigns will what what can enterprise be doing? What are you advising your clients in this? And what does what are some of those key controls that enterprise have to stop to get rot? That strike question I think come going back to the whole sort of state basting thread actors in the motivation. What I'm looking at. The question everyone was asking Ileana. These why we sing his uptick you know what's the connection and I've been racking my brain to try to understand what is the connection between the change in circumstances pulse covid nineteen and the increase in ransomware attacks. And what what we've managed to not come off the back of a major incident response way with we're added for sort of full wakes going up against the very threat actor the ICS's sent had only the intelligence reports at-bats June. And what what we sort of fan was during that analysis with different tactics use that I've never seen used before. A lot of the trade crafts very very similar but what we saw will threat actors. The actual attack is doing the attack that to deploy the ransomware with very very unskilled. These were not people who were very sophisticated in terms of their trade craft knowing what they were doing, but they were following a script and they were using automation and so what what I worked at pretty quickly in that sort of analysis was that what we're dealing with the question of why what's the connection but it's how how have threat actors managed to scale operations so quickly and I think it's been a combination of a more automation scripting intend to these attacks in the playbook they using. And possibly more outsourcing in points about the multiple parties they in gold in a ransomware as a service, it's a thing that's used by criminals who break in and gain access to monetize the access that go. So there are different actors during different parts of the service certainly inexperience what's what's been Jimmy leading to this massive uptake is the scale these attackers can now will brian up. So was the to the cut and paste approach, but it wasn't necessarily one act up. More based tools, the automated tools and also some of the services the as you said, the ransomware is a service. Became was it would you? I would the word be unleashed for anyone to use or did you get a sense of was potentially coordination there or was it just? Just. Random tiles in the application of these tools. Now, that's that's a great question. So the ransom web. The to us to make the money to the stuff that actually encrypt dot or an extra traits daughter where you put your, you know your bitcoins into it's an automated platform. There was no human direction. It is literally you get a self service ticket you go up to a you know this this website on the Dogwood you punching you ticket number it tells you how much you need to pay. The whole process is automated, and so that's that's just like A. Sas Platform that the attackers are using to monetize their tax and then the people who do the ransomware extortion they split the proceeds with the attackers had actually broken into the organization and gain the access necessary to deploy the ransomware tools. Now, this first group of people actually breaking, they're the ones where we're seeing a local coordination. So it's not once right active multiple tread actors, but one of the groups that does this figured out how to scale operation that got. Literally play by play. I you run this command then you run that command and they didn't gonNA help this. If you get stuck, there's a website you go to someone can give you help, and so that's that's what I think. The big difference we've seen in the last six months as the scale of people being compromised. Has Gone up substantially.
"federal government" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Federal government actually sells a two hundred twenty dollar jar of peanut butter here is just six ounces of peanut butter and there is like a tiny jar and it also goes by this incredibly catchy name you ready for it standard reference material number two three eight seven that sounds delicious why is it actually so expensive is it more delicious now it's the longest reason ever if the super precise like peanut butter with specific levels of amino acids and fats and carcinogens and is mostly used for quality control so companies can test their standards against the governments and make sure it measures up but as a result no one actually eats the peanut butter it's just for lab purposes which only makes me want to try it more like with the really cheap jelly well let's get back to deal W. let me tell you what Herman and his partners were actually able to learn from having the hot the tribe drink it laid on me well first let me preface this by saying that the hearts are the kings and queens of exercise every single day the men track miles and miles to hunt for game with homemade bows and arrows they scale forty foot trees the hacked freelance with hatchets and gather wild honey other women for its all day for wild berries and other edible plants like tubers that they dig out of the ground with sticks even the kids of the tribe were put to work by hauling pails of water from a mile or more away okay so they're seriously active and no one sitting at their desks right definitely not but what the researchers found was that even though the houses lives are far more physically demanding the amount of calories they ate and burn through in the day was the same as in Europe and the U. S. and the man went through about twenty six hundred calories a day and the women burned through about nineteen hundred according to Herman we looked at the data every way imaginable accounting for the effects of body size fat percentage age and sex no difference at all which is insane isn't it I mean that you naturally assume that physically active people would burn more calories of course but the research really doesn't bear that out in fact they did a follow up study with about three hundred participants and it show the exact same thing the people who were the most active burn the same daily amount of calories as those who are only moderately I and the participants who barely left the couch at all burned about two hundred fewer calories than them the same amount they would have burned from a mere thirty minutes of exercise seem to suggest that our metabolisms are like X. like it almost seems like there's a preset amount of calories that your body is willing to burn in any given day and no matter how far you run or how many push ups you do you will be able to top that Max limit but my bigger question is this why doesn't the hot the hunter burn more day than the average office worker well I'm not sure we really have the answer to that yet but one thing I've seen researchers suggest is that our bodies account for the calories burned through physical activity by dialing back on the number of calories we devote to the background functions that keep us alive about sixty to seventy five percent of the calories we burn each day go to these unseen are unconscious processes so it's possible that when our physical activity pushes us beyond that other twenty five to forty percent of daily caloric expenditure our bodies just cut back on the calorie spent on metabolic processes this would help even the scales and keep us from exceeding our preset energy budget for the day which is really cool but also disheartening right no wonder I've got this punch I feel so betrayed the hotel take it to heart so a fixed daily energy expenditure limit is likely involved treatment to help conserve our fat stores for when we really need them I mean imagine if the hot the hunters were free to burn through ten thousand calories during a hot instead of the typical two thousand or so if they were to come up empty handed they would have lost five days worth of calories and one with no prospects for replacing them and at that rate their already limited fat stores will be depleted in no time and they'd find themselves on the brink of starvation which is a great point but still doesn't make you feel like maybe all that time spent exercising was I don't know kind of.
"federal government" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"He wanted those briefings. Sitcom from the scientists income from that you know Homeland Security folks who are mobilizing the rest of government but also to to make sure that he was the communicator that gave people a clear plan gave them some hall told them that would be all right but also said to them you know when we get the medicine ready you got to step up and take advantage of things like that. So he used his Authority to both equally distribute. We had a very transparent plan when new we wouldn't get enough vaccine right away for everybody. Everybody wanted it right away. They wanted to be at the front of the line. He was very transparent about how that would happen at went according to CDC guidelines kids in hospital workers were first pregnant. Women were in line. I mean we knew what the dangers were for various populations he allocated across the board. He used the government's logistic system to set up a whole vaccination system so the kinds of things. The federal government did were hugely important. Could not have been done by states but everybody knew what the rules were. And and you know that they were being treated fair and equitably well and the kinds of things with the federal government did it still capable of doing now or should be capable of doing now so I mean secretary civilians have just got you for less than a minute here again. We're trying to. We're trying to seek solutions here on on this show. So the risk of repeating myself. I mean if there's one piece of advice that you could give I don't know secretary as our right now for the president himself. What would it be? Well it would be to use the unique authorities of the federal government. Get testing ramped up. Push Out You know made it clear that that has to be a precursor listen to the scientists and then really put in place. What has to be a massive effort to nominally manufacturer but begin to get people ready for both treatments and vaccines but unified country and stop having folks compete with one another that uniquely can be done by the federal government. It it has to be done. If we're going to reopen the economy and a safe and secure manner and save lives. I think the notion that we've got to save lives and save jobs at the same time is really important. It can't be one or the other. Will Kathleen Sibelius is former? Us Secretary of Health and Human Services and also a former two time governor of Kansas Secretary. Bilious thank you so much for joining us today. Great to be with you magnet. Well Anthony just got a couple of minutes left here. That was absolutely fascinating. Hearing the secretaries back story of the early days of the H One n one pandemic. I'm wondering what thoughts you come away with. It's interesting I was really interesting listening. Secretary Sibelius I mean look. We started this hour talking about President. Trump's claim of total authority that that he probably doesn't have but listen Secretary Sibelius you know I'm reminded that And all president trump included have a lot of power some of a directly related to what he could do in this case. I mean for example. Just sort of random stuff. He can order federal employees to return to work. He can open national parks. He can but the most important thing that I heard from Secretary Sibelius is that he can use his considerable powers of persuasion to influence governors and to sort of rally the country around issues that have to do with science. What has to happen next and next steps? The problem with what happened this week is there was sort of a disconnect between the way he started this whole thing you know by not leading at the very beginning. He left it to the governor's to lead and so the governor's made their own decisions about when and how extreme their stay at home orders should be and so on and so forth closing schools closing essential businesses so for him to then sort of emerge at the beginning of this week and say I have ultimate authority. A lot of the governors are left. Sort of saying well wait a minute. We're the ones that made these decisions about one. Closed down our states where the ones that need to make the decisions went open. It open them. So it's this issue of consistent messaging that I think Secretary Sibelius outlined really powerfully about what happened in another era. And what hasn't been happening today? We'll Anthony Brooks on points twenty twenty correspondent and w our senior political reporter. Anthony so great talk with you. Thank you so much my pleasure. Meghan thank you I magnin. Shocker Bardy this point..
"federal government" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"You know what the precursor is when asked about what the metrics are. He points to his head and says these are the metrics. That doesn't give me a lot of confidence that we will have some sort of system in place in a very In a society that moves. I heard your conversation earlier. Bad across border between New Hampshire and Massachusetts well. Kansas City is on both sides of the state line. People live on one side and work on the other side people. If you want somebody to get on an airplane they need more than just the fact that that state is in some kind of situation that they could no entrust but what happens when you get off the plane on the other hand. What's going on there? What has that you know are we can have a set of minimum requirements at every state has to follow to make it clear that this works or is it going to be every person for himself. I mean I don't know no one is really talking about that well Anthony Brooks been patiently listening here. We've got about forty five seconds before we have to hit that second break. But what's your reflections on what the secretary is saying. No it's fascinating and strikes a chord. I mean for example you know states competing with the federal government. There was an example of that in Massachusetts where Charlie Baker the the state government had ordered three million and ninety five masks and they were making their way to Massachusetts through the port of New York. The federal government impounded them. They went into the national stockpile which created all kinds of problems so the governor of Massachusetts went around that and figure out figured out a private relief mission to China to get his own and thirty five masks and that's an example where cooperation with federal government might have eased some of those complications intentions. I guess and that private relief mission was on the.
"federal government" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"ARE BOSTON. I'm magnitude for Birdie and this is on point today. We're going to talk about the tensions between the federal government and states. President trump insisted this week that he holds ultimate authority to dictate when the country can reopen. Meanwhile governors in several states in the northeast and the northwestern the West. In general announced the formation of coalitions to coordinate reopening regionally so what is the ideal way for officials to work together for the good of all citizens? This hour point governors the president and the pandemic. Now in a moment we'll talk with Kathleen civilians about this the former health and human services secretary and Kansas Governor. We'll start though with Anthony Brooks on points twenty twenty correspondent and Wbu our senior political reporter. He's in Dublin New Hampshire. Hi There Anthony High Magnum well. I mentioned The fact that the president this week said he had ultimate authority I just WanNa start our conversation By playing more of what the president said this is during the daily briefing on Monday? The president of the United States has the authority to do what the president has the authority to which is very powerful. The president of the United States calls the shots. If we weren't here for the states you would have had a problem in this country. Like you've never seen before we were here to back them up and we'd back more than back them up. We did a job that nobody ever thought was possible. It's a decision for the president of the United States so Anthony. First of all. How did governors respond to the President? Saying that yeah and that followed a statement that he had set earlier where he did use that term total authority and that was in the context of suggesting that he could tell the governor's what to do with regard to their plans to reopen their states for business and that's been pretty flatly rejected by democratic governors as well as other Republicans across the country Andrew Cuomo the Democratic governor of New York said even in emergency. The president doesn't get to be king. People like Liz. Cheney the representative from Wyoming. She's one of the senior women a senior women in Congress. She said the federal government does not have absolute power and and went on to quote the text from the tenth amendment. Which you know basically says what powers aren't giving specifically to the president are reserved to the states And so this was pretty much flatly rejected this idea and then president trump seem to walk it back a little bit and he said that he's going to be talking to all fifty governors and I will then be authorizing each individual governor of each individual state to implement a reopening now. That's a strange comment because in a way. The governor's don't need trump to authorize these moves. They have the authority. They're the ones that impose. The lockdown orders the school closure orders and that sort of staffing. They're the ones who have ultimate authority to reopen them. So it just created this kind of constitutional kerfuffle and a lot of noise about presidential authority and I think for the most part. The governors are getting on with the work that they're doing trying to save lives. Okay well let's listen to the president himself saying what what you just mentioned. Anthony about his walking back a little bit. On Tuesday of his claim total authority. I will be speaking to all fifty governors very shortly and I will then be authorizing each individual governor of each individual state to implement a reopening at a very powerful reopening plan of their state at a time and in a manner as most appropriate. So that's the president on Tuesday on the same day. California Governor Gavin Newsom in his daily press conference Shared his re-opening Plan for California. He described it as a fourth phase and had this to say about the factors that will determine when that can happen. This phase is one where science more public health not. Politics must be the guide Where we must be open to argument interested in evidence where we cannot be ideological in any way shape or form in terms of how we approach condition that changes on an hourly and daily basis conditions. That will ultimately termine What BETTER DECISIONS? We make in terms of that transition. That's California Governor Gavin newsom also on Tuesday so anthony a couple of things there first of all just so that we're clear Is there any legal justification for for the president's claim you mentioned Senator Cheney's saying you know the tenth amendment but is there is there any claim Yeah Congresswoman Cheney? It doesn't seem to be you know. I'm not a legal expert but I I will say that. I've done as much reading on this as I can and I haven't found a legal expert. Who sort of Said Yeah. The president has the authority to do that. Look this country was set up as a federal assistance. And there's a lot of power that the states have. The president has a lot of authority. But one thing he doesn't have is an authority to overrule Governors as they try to implement things like stay at home orders and other issues that that that protect their citizens directly the power the powers and they're now that said the president does have an extraordinary amount of power. He can claim extra power during emergencies. And we can talk about that As the hour goes on but I think if you think about sort of the implications of what he's saying I mean. Imagine a presidential order basically saying to a city mayor. You've got a reopen your schools. I mean that's just not where Federal Authority lies and most of the legal experts all legal experts that I've read on. This pretty much concur with that and you heard the president sort of backpedaling there but even as he backpedaled he. He said he will be authorizing each individual governor to implementary opening. He doesn't have authority to do that anymore than he had. He could have prevented governors from shutting down their states and trying to stay save lives the divisions of power in our system. Just do not allow that to happen so in a moment anthony. Let's talk a little bit more about these regional. Compacts essentially that governors are making. But but I'm curious what you what your thought is on why. There is a sort of a resistance. Were for beyond the legal issues of for governors to to be more conciliatory towards the president. Well I mean I. It depends who you're talking about now. Here's an interesting case in point and I know you're familiar with this because you're in Boston and I've been governor Charlie Baker a lot. He's a Republican governor in in basically a a blue state but you know he has been trying to sort of block out the sort of Norway's around this and just stay focused on trying to save lives and doing what he needs to do. But the reason why you know he wants the independence to do what he thinks is right. Is He's making these decisions based on science based on what he's hearing from medical experts and when he talks about reopening he says before we can even have a serious conversation about reopening. Massachusetts for example. We've got to be sure that we've ramped up testing so that we can do a serious effort contact. Tracing we've got to make sure the infection rates are manageable. That is that they're not still growing at an exponential level and we have to really think about which businesses which institutions which organizations schools and so forth are in a place where they can open reopen. And the other thing they're talking about and you mentioned this is they wanna cooperate with neighboring states. Because it's not gonNa make sense for example for. Let's say New Hampshire from where I'm talking to you right now to say yeah we're open for business and Massachusetts remains closed and obviously that would allow people to cross the line which we do every single day going back and forth to work and moving into one area that has opened and back into another area whereas that's closed and carrying infection or the risk of infection back and forth across state lines so of course the governor's want to cooperate very carefully with each other so that's another reason why they have to have a certain amount of independence from Washington and from the president's idea of when he would like the country to reopen and same logic goes As you noted for those Western states that are also working together here But the you know. The the trump administration is going to be releasing their guidelines for when the country reopens. Is there a sense that just wondering Anthony think there's going to be a lot of overlap? There could this be a door to more more federal estate cooperation. Well I think the president walking back that statement that he made Monday was sort of a signal that there's going to be more cooperation and I want to be clear. I think there is a lot of cooperation. I mean to go back to the example of of Charlie Baker Republican who's no big Fan of Donald Trump. You know. He makes the point that the states have to make these decisions on their own but he also makes the point that he talks to fema every day. For example they're dependent on cooperating with the federal government on a number of levels whether it's trying to get hold of more ventilators more personal protection equipment from the national stockpile even trying to figure out how to pay extra unemployment benefits. They need guidance from the federal government after the cares a bill was passed by. Congress for example. So there's a lot of cooperation that goes on a on a daily basis notwithstanding these sort of extraordinary statements that we hear sometimes coming from the White House. Yeah it's interesting though because we see you governors. I'm thinking particularly Republican governors like Charlie Baker. Who are trying to sort of. Walk the thin line of of getting on the president's bad side while at the same time struggling against as a state against the federal government who what about for example other. Republican governors of Mike Dewine in Ohio. Yeah Mike devan DeWine is an interesting an interesting case in point because like you said I think you expressed it well. He's walking a fine line. I'm looking at a quote from him. Recently this is not a confrontational issue between us and the White House. We work together and we will continue to together. He said you know at the same time. He's he's determined to lay out a plan that makes sense for Ohio and And he's made statements that he wants to be informed by science. And what makes sense for for that state so but like Baker as a Republican? You know he's not sort of going out on not limb but he's he's trying to sort of tune out and look beyond the kind of noise that has Been built up this week because of this statement by President Trump. But there's no question as well that the president does have a certain kind of influence particularly with with Republican governors in in states where the president still remains very popular. And that's part of the power that he has to sort of use the bully pulpit to to kind of encourage people say come on we got to open up we. GotTa get back to business. We gotta get this up and running and that's a big part of the of the power legitimate or not that he does have well. We are talking this hour about the tensions between governors At least some governors and the president as the nation tries to.
"federal government" Discussed on WRVA
"That the federal government will soon have a new way to measure when Americans can safely start getting back to normal proselytism carefully at rolling out and hopefully having soon within the next ten or fourteen days an antibody test so we can really tell how many Americans were a symptomatic and in fact that the goal is to have a simple blood test that can identify recovered patients who develop some kind of immune response to the virus in theory those found to have immunized anybody's could then return to work and help reignite the economy her driver's A. B. C. news Washington the centers for disease control and prevention considering changing its guidelines for self isolation to make it easier for people who have been exposed to someone with the corona virus to return to work if they are without symptoms the public health agency in the White House are considering an announcement as soon as today Attorney General mark herring announced yesterday he's asked the state corporation commission to extend the suspension of late charges and utility disconnections for nonpayment through June tenth and that would include electric water and natural gas companies throughout the state regulated by the state corporation commission BC you says it will not re free funded tuition and mandatory fees though art school students will get partial reimbursement president Dr Michael rounds sent a message to the S. school community and did say the university would give housing and dining refunds and credits last month the C. classes moved online for the rest of the semester because of the virus an update on the condition of the British prime minister being treated for corona virus details from ABC's Tom rivers in London Boris Johnson is reportedly responding to treatment he remains in a stable condition in the intensive care unit at St Thomas's hospital here in London the word comes from a ten Downing Street spokesman as to a few specifics Johnson is taking a break from working it is receiving just the standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any other assistance Tom rivers ABC news London there are growing indications have a severe economic disruption from the pandemic from national economies to small businesses still companies aren't pushing forward to help where they can today GM said it's providing thirty thousand desperately needed ventilators to the U. S. at cost after reconfiguring factory floors big changes to the biggest lottery jackpots ABC's Ranbir with that story following Wednesday night's Powerball drawing the jackpot will be set in incrementally increased based on ticket sales no longer will it start at a minimum rate an increase in set amounts the Powerball jackpot currently stands at one hundred and ninety billion dollars the same is being done for the mega millions drawing that jackpot stands at one hundred and thirty six million the drawing organizer say the move is due to changing consumer behaviors because of covert nineteen Ribeiro ABC news Chicago checking your money the Dow is up three hundred five points to twenty two thousand.
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"Anna on today's episode. You'll hear my conversation with AG. Who is the anonymous host of Muller? She wrote she's a veteran. Phd Federal Government Executive Comedian and author. We recorded this episode back in February before the corona pandemic was here. But I still want to air this episode. Because he g makes a lot of interesting points about government and her story is fascinating when she was working for the government. Her role was just six people under trump previously. She was in the Navy and military sexual trauma. She was talked out of reporting it. She reflects on her journey on the administration. What's going on and what we can do to help. Hold people accountable and.
"federal government" Discussed on The B2B Revenue Leadership Show
"Hey everybody welcome to the PD. Revenue Leadership podcast. Hey what we do in this. Podcast is talk about what B. Two B. Sales and marketing Leaders operators experts doing today to really break through and grow their businesses at exponential levels. Let's get it in the interview at the end. Give you an update on my courses and you can check out my website at B. Two B. Revenue Dot com and. It's Brian G Burns. Aw on linked in Kevin. Welcome back to the show's way of getting started gives an update. Well I always be here. Thanks for having me on so for the first two three two thirds of my career. I was a buyer with the US. Military right and had podcast. You've actually been on our podcast and I was a contracting officer and I bought all kinds of stuff you are indeed aircraft vehicle has things and while I was on the government side. It was frustrated. How little Really understood about the decision trees. I went through as a contracting officer on the buyer side. And so the idea of starting my business owes to help them understand okay. Well what's the buyer thinking? So in two thousand eleven started the business. Certainly help people understand. What the context they need is from the buyer side. That's the problem we solve. We give context so they can win more work and here. We are not been listening to podcasts. For years you'll out of the same language Ten years later of we've got it's been really fun. And now we have customers from coast to coast and it's really starting to take off and right now is a particularly time to be active in the market and so I figured it was worth unite chatting about some of the things that we're seeing helps help folks. Let's start there. What are you seeing off? The biggest thing right now is at the macro level. The market consumer United Free Fall Still. The market is more. It's not as bad. What is not great either it. Bg market? What we're seeing is already starting to stabilize of. It is kind of normal but a lot of this. Get a couple of reasons. The first one the work still has to get done right. I mean the the funding was already been budgeted allocated committed obligated and those are all new government speak terms for the fact that the government folks have this mindset a half us right so at the macro level the COVA NFL. I'd probably state a lot of them. Their their mission has to keep going right. That's that's how this works back last Friday when the middle of all this NASA awarded spacex. A multi-billion up to seven billion dollar contract for commercial services. So what we're seeing. Is The government folks. There was a dip when they had to get home and figure out. How am I gonNA work from home? A lot of them. Were already working from home two days a week now. They're just home five days a week with the works still has to get done and this is different for those of us have been doing this a long time because after nine eleven. I couldn't do my job as a constantly officer. I wasn't in the office will now they can. So we're seeing that the momentum is already starting to correct right. Of course you also have growth in other areas that nobody was thinking about six weeks ago. In addition based on our history historical data right if federal government is always going to invest in projects going to restart the economy at the macro level. And so we're starting to see conversations about finally worked on this two trillion dollars that people want to invest in our infrastructure in roads and bridges. And all that kind of stuff right so. That's one of the things that got us out of the depression. Way Back in one thousand nine hundred eighty s right. So there's you look at the data historically after a recession. The government tends to be the one. That's that number has the money and is also investing it. So that's what we're seeing. This already starting to happen. And what are your clients telling you right now. Say That's where a lot of this comes from. Is that it took them a couple of them said there. About ninety percent effective from there from continuing their government contracts. A lot of that is. It's taking longer to get stuff done. But that's the time they used to Commute. So it's an it's an it's about the same right and the because the government is understand. They're in the same boat the funny thing that they're telling us they're contracting officers actually more responsive than they had been in the past traditional. That's the biggest challenge you have. Governor contracting is getting the country officers to talk to You. That's one of the things that we do is help them break through that getting to talk to you. Well in this case they will have as many meetings. They're at home. They will have as many distractions and again. They want to get to work. Don Gone so they're even more engaged because they don't WanNa have really miserable end of fiscal year because they didn't get any like during the whole month of April so that's that you're seeing that momentum GEICO and that's it plus. They still have their vacation this summer. That's who you want to still be able to take a breath and so at at the buyer level. What we're seeing that now love our customers are telling us but I'm also seeing this just from experience. The short term the next six months the company officers are getting a lot more authority to move things faster right and so one of the things that are kicking right now federal buyers. They have special authorities to do things without competition. I mean a lot of those rules exist but on top of that we have congress and the president who has expanded those authorities the ones that already existed busters new ones that don't normally exist. So here's this. It looks like a lot of things that you can buy with a government credit card in the old days last year. Thirty five hundred dollars limit for that. Well a couple of years I actually was the middle of last year. They bumped from thirty five hundred. Ten thousand that's a big deal now because of the Stafford Act which is basically. The president said is declared emergency. Now it's twenty thousand so what that feels like is it used to be able to get a government buyer to buy from coming officer. Otherwise this federal amalgam. I think my thing is federal federal contracts. Thirty five hundred dollars. Was there a limit on the credit card? Now it's twenty thousand just like that. We've removed a barrier right the next level up that we're seeing a change in the symphonic acquisition procedures which is your set aside just for small businesses in those of you follow along regulations. This is far part thirteen. You check that out just google it. You'll see a lot of this stuff. It these are purchases that are bigger than a credit card but they go up to us to be hundred fifty thousand and it was two hundred fifty thousand right now. It's seven hundred and fifty thousand in fact it's one point five million if you're outside the United States so you went from something that used to be limited to one hundred fifty k. And you get ten x that deal so as a huge barrier that went away top of that you have direct awards to edey contractors. We're seeing increase in called letter contracts and those vehicle a letter contract basically as Isaac. Entre nous officer. Okay I had this requirement and no you can do it. It's worded a lot of for example. A letter contract worth eight dollars and I said okay. I can give half the money. We haven't actually decide how much this is gonNA cost. But here's the money here's the contract. Go will negotiate it along the way and the way that works you. Have you have between ninety and one hundred and eighty days to definitive? The contract There's legislation in direction from for example. There's an air force An airforce acquisition leader who actually put out a letter that said he's encouraging they use more letter. Contracts is a need to keep the money flowing. The defense industry base right. That's that's what he's focused on you. People do in their own best interest right classic primers. They need to keep this thing. Moving need to keep these businesses on the other side of it so a lot of this stuff is kicking up. And here's the last one is. There's a letter in this. The Executive Office of the president in it said you convert officers have the ability to retool contracts to make them fit with the cove in nineteen needs are so what that could look like. Is You have a contract providing security services to federal government. The building that used to secure is no longer open. Because well it's open but nobody's in right but that's the security services contract so they can retool it and say okay now. I need you to protect the hostile needed to protect you know whatever and so the the work is going to keep getting done. And they're getting more creative and the contracting officers are getting so much direction that this is always the as and so for the people who are listening and sell to the government. Would you suggest they do so? The first thing I'd say is go too far apart. Eighteen further the federal acquisition regulation just Google far apart eighteen could acquisition dot gov in electrical number eighteen. There it's a shortlist it's actually pretty short part of the far and it lists all of the things that the government can do more quickly a lot of these things they can always do but now they're easier right so those are the things that you're going to see more of on top of that you're also gonNA see a couple of parts of that for reference to say these are the things that you can only do when there's a stafford act in an actual disaster of some sort. The other thing is think about if you're avid contract. Okay all right right now you need to get it done one of the things as a contracting officer to think through. I have five things I gotta deal with. Okay I have the what am I buying? I have the window I need it I have the how am I going to get it? Which that's the acquisition strategy? How much am I gonNa pay for it and then who is GonNa do it? I've got to have somebody that can actually do this right now. Those first four. I've got work arounds to them. I know what the requirement is. Because everybody's telling you what it is. The schedule I need it now. Everything I need right now the competition. I don't have to compete his much. Like how I'm going to do at the acquisition strategy is GonNa be thinner going to be shorter and then the price okay. I'm not going to count Nichols right now. I need to get this done but the thing that I'm GonNa Mail it in on and this is what we're telling our customers be very aware of the past performance is worried about. I gotTa know you can actually get this done is if I give you a contract to get this done and you can't do it. I'm going to do it twice now. Meet more frustrating again. People do it in their own best interests. What's in the best interest to me is a contracting officer is get this done once? We're going to the next one. The best way to do that is to work with people that I already know. If I don't have that in somebody that I know can do it. Which is why you see. A lot of known. Companies like Ford Motor Company's asked to make it make equipments because they know they can manufacture stuff if you're a startup and either manufactured stuff for the government before this is not the time to knock on the door and say hey I.
"federal government" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Federal government actually sells a two hundred twenty dollar jar of peanut butter here is just six ounces of peanut butter in there it's like a tiny jar and it also goes by this incredibly catchy name you ready for it standard reference material number two three eight seven that sounds delicious why is it actually so expensive is it more delicious now it's the longest reason ever if this super precise like peanut butter with specific levels of amino acids and fats and carcinogens and is mostly used for quality control so companies can test their standards against the governments and make sure it measures up but as a result no one actually eats the peanut butter it's just for lab purposes which only makes me want to try it more like with a really cheap jelly well let's get back to deal W. let me tell you what Herman and his partners were actually able to learn from having the hot the tribe drink it laid on me well first let me preface this by saying that the hearts are the kings and queens of exercise every single day the men track miles and miles hunt for game with homemade bows and arrows they scale forty foot trees the hacked freelance with hatchets and gather wild honey other women for its all day for wild berries and other edible plants like tubers that they dig out of the ground with sticks even the kids of the tribe were put to work by hauling pails of water from a mile or more away okay so there's seriously active and no one sitting at their desks right definitely not but what the researchers found was that even though the house is lives are far more physically demanding the amount of calories they ate and burn through in the day was the same as you in Europe and the US and the men went through about twenty six hundred calories a day and the women burned through about nineteen hundred according to Herman we looked at the data in every way imaginable accounting for the effects of body size fat percentage age and sex no difference at all which is insane isn't it I mean that you naturally assume that physically active people would burn more calories of course but the research really doesn't bear that out in fact they did a follow up study with about three hundred participants and it showed the exact same thing the people who were the most active burn the same daily amount of calories as those who are only moderately I and the participants who barely left the couch it all burned about two hundred fewer calories than them the same amount they would have burned from a mere thirty minutes of exercise seem to suggest that our metabolisms are like X. like it almost seems like there's a preset amount of calories that your body is going to burn in any given day and no matter how far you've Reiner how many push ups you do you will be able to top that matched limit my bigger question is this why doesn't the hot the hunter burn more today than the average office worker well I'm not sure we really have the answer to that yet but one thing I've seen researchers suggest is that our bodies account for the calories burned through physical activity by dialing back on the number of calories we devote to the background functions that keep us alive about sixty to seventy five percent of the calories we burn each day go to these unseen are unconscious processes so it's possible that when our physical activity pushes us beyond that other twenty five to forty percent of daily caloric expenditure our bodies just cut back on the calorie spent on metabolic processes this would help even the scales and keep us from exceeding our preset energy budget for the day which is really cool but also disheartening right no wonder I've got this punch I feel so betrayed the hotel take it to heart so a fixed daily energy expenditure limit is likely involved treatment to help conserve our fat stores for when we really need them I mean imagine if the hot the hunters were free to burn through ten thousand calories during a hot instead of the typical two thousand or so if they were to come up empty handed they would have lost five days worth of calories and one with no prospects for replacing them at that rate their already limited fat stores will be depleted and no time and they find themselves on the brink of starvation which is a great point but still doesn't make you feel like maybe all that time spent exercising was I don't know kind of a waste one now hold on a second don't forget that exercise has all kinds of great benefits beyond weight loss for starters exercise is fantastic for your heart and blood vessels it makes your heart contract with greater force and frequency which increases blood flow leads to less artery clogging there's also plenty of evidence.
"federal government" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Welcome back as the federal government is getting very active in the financial sector there's a reason this is justified even from a conservative libertarian point of view so let's talk about the federal government's response to all of this some of the federal government with which is now intervening on an unprecedented scale in in the financial community and in the in the economy that a lot of people who've been sick I've been getting a lot of emails your libertarian why aren't you protesting at the government getting involved in the economy because what we have here is essentially a regulatory taking summer a under the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment you cannot seize private property for public use without just compensation when you effectively shut down every business in the country by executive fiat and the troop level through mayors or through state or the federal government you are preventing people from using the property you're effectively taking their property from them the ability to use their property from them without any sort of just compensation this is not the situation when they're sort of just a normal economic downturn or when the market just collapses for no external externality driven reason in this particular case is not even the disease that shutting down the economy per se this is what happened impact on the economy but we're all going to work right now the stock market when it dropped thirty three percent read the stock market will be dropped from thirty thousand down below twenty thousand one of the reasons all this is happening is specifically because governments around the world have forcibly stepped in and shut down businesses from operating so the government shoring things up early freezing things in place until such time as people get back to work make some sense again they can't seize your property without just compensation just compensation presumably would include ensuring the economy continues to work in your business doesn't fail all the government forces you to close the president trump that message he said will prevail together yeah again that that's a good message to be putting out there here's what we need a timeline is I'm gonna continue discussing just a moment you've heard it a thousand times wash your hands good hygiene all of that but social distancing keep away it's going to have no place to go and I just want to thank U. S. president I want to thank you for the incredible job you're all doing his spirit in our country like never before we are really we've pulled together as a unit we pull together as a country we will prevail together we love the USA okay well that that's and sure we all do the president also says we're unleashing the full power of the federal government which of course is true the question is for how long because the bottom line is this if you are at all concerned about government power which I'm a conservative I am this stuff better be temporary there's a long history in the United States of crises being used to massively grow government and the government never goes back to its original boundaries which is why we have to be pretty careful about this sort of measures we implement it we have to be pretty clear that these measures are designed to sunset as soon as the lockdown is over here's president from talking about the extent of the federal government's response we're using the power.
"federal government" Discussed on 710 WOR
"To unleash the full power of the federal government that this effort today I am officially declaring a national emergency bottom line is we need a simple system which exists in Canada existing countries all over the world if you are an American you get the health care you need end of discussion we've been through this before obviously we've been through this before with dealing with the viruses that the N. one H. one five as well as what happened in Africa only two hundred thirty one days left until he should Kohl's co in order to C. two shiny the and thirty one days thank you Scott Channon eight hundred nine four one show and you want to be a part of this extravaganza I think we're going to look back at all this corona the way this pandemic is dealt with but dealt with verses the way in past years we've been dealt dealing with things I think they're going to be three new paradigms that result that are all good for we the American people and keeping people healthy and secure it cetera Saturn and well in their well being number one well I'm not expecting many people to be so quick to say you're xenophobic hysterical and fear mongering the day that the president the United States announced the travel ban into quarantine any didn't record time time line is what the time line is they they first identified corona on January seventh at first the World Health Organization didn't realize there was anything until December thirty of last year and the wheel Han province area of China and with pneumonia like symptoms of virus emerging and they then the first person with corona arriving in the U. S. from China had where you've been in Wuhan province that was January twenty first ten days later I don't know just a side note what was Chucky Schumer and the Democrats doing they would send it was holding their vote on whether it'll allow further witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial and Joe Biden was calling the president's decision hysterical scene of phobia and fear mongering well I don't think in retrospect is probably the single best thing group best decision at the time helpless thousands of Americans otherwise would have contracted this virus it would have banned exponentially worse for this country and it will we can't calculate how many wives will be said but that moving forward and this will even help with the flu every year where tens of thousands of Americans die every year and that means okay may will be elbowing each other instead of shaking hands who knows but number one I think travel bans will be very quickly implemented in the future because this case it was important it was critical I think this whole public private partnership drive up testing for those that need it you know using the biggest box store companies in the country in the pharmaceutical companies and then everybody all hands on deck which is great because then you're not going to the hospital which to me a little Petri dishes and it leaves hospital space for those that really are ill and this whole idea of you know tele doctors where you can get on the phone and you could do a facetime or Skype with your doctor and maybe prevent you know thirty five forty percent of people from actually having to go to the doctor's office okay what are your symptoms let me see what your daughter's temperature let me say okay got the group let me see create a steam shower call me back in an hour let's see where we are and and you can do it all night that could be a future health care along with health care cooperatives and health savings accounts anyway senator rand Paul is with us couple things he suggested announced earlier today I think you were the first I heard that announced that Hey we want to give Americans the ability to expand out the tax deadline that happened today in the press conference good for you although I would urge Americans that are getting refunds filing yesterday are you center okay John Dr how long you been a doctor the medical daughter two years or so okay so you know a lot about medicine how bigger the how big was the issue in your mind of the travel ban and the quarantine and the drive up testing public private partnership in this idea of being able to have healthcare cooperatives that have twenty four service concierge service available for anybody to call in any hour of the day and and talk to a real doctor or healthcare professional you know I think everybody's been talking about flattening the curve not getting too many people sick all at once and overwhelming the healthcare the best way not to overwhelm it is to get to slow.
"federal government" Discussed on KOMO
"States and the federal government respond to the growing corona virus threat that includes money to help speed development of a corona virus vaccine before the vote Alabama Republican Richard Shelby said it's time to put partisan politics aside it's an aggressive plan a vigorous by that is received an overwhelming positive reaction for month Democrat Pat Leahy the crisis is real world why they're now ninety two thousand confirmed cases your three thousand two hundred confirmed deaths she'll be in later he are the top two senators on the Appropriations Committee Kentucky Republican rand Paul cast the only no vote he said the spending bill should be offset by cuts to foreign aid the emergency bill was approved by the house earlier this week I'm Terry Moore in Washington twenty two till now the World Health Organization applauds the trump administration's response to the corona virus outbreak all the while Jim Roope reports the president disputes the WHO's numbers before we get to that dispute W. H. O. director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says countries that involve government leaders healthcare professionals and citizens and not just leave it up to the health care professionals to address the corona virus outbreak are doing it right and mentions specifically the US president trump himself and also for designating the vice president and making the response every citizen's business these are the approach we're saying are the right ones if we do that we can push back on the by this weekend the successful in the containing containment structure Dr Tetro says those countries that don't have this kind of comprehensive approach many do he just singled out the U. S. as a prime example of one of the right ones those who don't are setting themselves up for a widespread epidemic and could force the world into a pandemic yes some countries are already considering a pandemic they say there is nothing that can be done Dr Tadros says that's not true containment still should be the focus the worst thing that can happen to any country or even any individual he's giving up so W. three saying don't give up it's not that countries should not prepare so activates your emergency plan is through that whole government approach you gave your public so that people know what the symptoms on and know how to protect themselves and others increase your testing capacity get your hospital ready he surely sensual surprise on available now for that dispute the WHO's death rate number of three point four percent is based on science and evidence on fox news the president's death rate number of way under one percent is based on this is just my hunch he did say that hunches based on pulled a lot of people who do this and quote but didn't name who those people are he also hinted that in spite of the W. H. O. and CDC saying if you're sick stay home the president told fox some of them go.
"federal government" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"States and the federal government respond to the growing corona virus threat that includes money to help speed development of a corona virus vaccine before the vote Alabama Republican Richard Shelby said it's time to put partisan politics aside it's an aggressive plan a vigorous plan that is received an overwhelming positive reaction Vermont Democrat Pat Leahy the crisis is real world why they're now ninety two thousand confirmed cases your three thousand two hundred confirmed deaths she'll be in later he are the top two senators on the Appropriations Committee Kentucky Republican rand Paul cast the only no vote he said the spending bill should be offset by cuts to foreign aid the emergency bill was approved by the house earlier this week I'm Terry Moore in Washington twenty two till now the World Health Organization applauds the trump administration's response to the corona virus outbreak all the while Jim Roope reports the president disputes the WHO's numbers before we get to that dispute W. H. O. director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says countries that involve government leaders healthcare professionals and citizens and not just leave it up to the health care professionals to address the corona virus outbreak are doing it right and mentions specifically the US president trump himself and also for designating the vice president and making the response every citizen's business these are the approach we're saying are the right ones if we do that we can push back on this bias we can the successful in the containing containment structure Dr Tadros says those countries that don't have this kind of comprehensive approach and many do he just singled out the U. S. as a prime example of one of the right ones those who don't are setting themselves up for a widespread epidemic and could force the world into a pandemic yes some countries are already considering it a pandemic and say there is nothing that can be done Dr Tadros says that's not true containment still should be the focus the worst thing that can happen to any country or even any individual he's giving up so WJZ don't give up it's not that countries should not prepare so activates your emergency plan is through that whole government approach educate your public so that people know what the symptoms on and know how to protect themselves and others increases your testing capacity get your hospitals ready insured essential supplies are available now for that dispute the WHO's death rate number of three point four percent is based on science and evidence on fox news the president's death rate number of way under one percent is based on this is just my hunch he did say that hunches based on pulled a lot of people who do this and call it but didn't name who those people are he also hinted that in spite of the W. H. O. and CDC saying if you're sick stay home the president told fox some of them go.
"federal government" Discussed on The Topical
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"federal government" Discussed on The Business of Esports
"Sports for reading the business side of new sports. On your host, your us. And I saw another amazing. Amazing article that was labeled. Can the billion dollar industry get some respect? Members of Congress can help, or at least as we thought, lobbyists are hoping. Not that long ago, some of the Congress went down and essentially played rocket league. which is not a normal title that you see and there was talk about how one of the representatives said. I wish I would have had the foresight to invest in this industry many many years ago. The fact that we are starting starring see politicians take notice is a great site. Call his right now. There are about three thousand scholarships being sent out in a Tolo Gillian dollars from hundred thirty different schools. And this has been recognized from the national. Association of at each sports, which is obviously very eastwards focus, but we need to start. Seeing is is how we're supporting this from nudge local side, but he federal side. This is a topic that gets low dover very regularly, and I believe that it's something that should be paying attention to. When you think of video games, and in terms of how the government affected while one is sports betting. That was a huge one. Maybe a year to go. There is a big bunch of news about that. In addition, you have to talk about subsidies. They're alive industries out there, including professional entertainment which are subsidized by the federal government. Does that mean that sports can be subsidized well? Probably, GONNA at least for a few years. However, what he can do is provide loans and funding. Maybe five or ten years down the road for not only teams, but for infrastructure or federal level there are sports stadiums all over the country. May those bill government funds in terms of grants or also in terms of direct capital funding? While I is that this is creating jobs. Federal Government realizes this so if there is a demand. For each sports sports half that several key components one of them being Internet. We look at the Internet many. Many places still have high speed Internet and we get streaming. You cannot stream with a megabyte of download speed by just play a game. What's really important? Is that yours? Out of speeds? There are many have ten or fifteen download, only one or two upload, which is not eatable with the federal government comes in. They can come in and say I will grant X. amount of dollars in order to fund this project in the name of East sports or communication, or whatever that may be regardless. It's a great opportunity for many obstruction workers as well as telecom companies. We'll onto the next is the hardware side that is your physical device or computer? Your laptop, your smartphone whatever you may be using. Not only does that provide jobs for manufacturing overseas, but also provide job for people. Selling those devices is well as small startups. That WANNA create better and better technology. Will they the relate to see moving forward is some government intervention in the name of East sports, many may hide behind that because to be fair if our congressmen or some sort of a federal representative or even state level representative. I'm not sure if I wanted to pouring funds for money. Into East sports out appropriately labeled it under the sake of. Telecommunications or something along those lines or even job creation when looking over at some of the other areas of the country. There is massive room for opportunities. So this will come in two phases. One is the large cities Chicago Dallas New York. San Francisco in many other places along those lines after that you will have midtown America, which will be places like Albuquerque where I. Anyone from one to three million people, not small, not large renton middle, and then the last phase will come in term of small town Merica. Where high speed Internet is not really billable today and to be honest. FEDERAL SHOULD BE FOLKSY WHY? One reason low cost of living if you are a strimmer and you currently stream from Los Angeles. Your average rent probably runs even with roommates well over fifteen hundred dollars living by yourself, probably closer to two or three thousand dollars. Is Streaming budget that becomes very tiresome very expensive. If you're living in Luscious, say some small town America in the Midwest usually have a red for less than one dollars. However, you're on the Internet support that those towns are already at a disadvantage. Anyways, that is what we're talking about. Today was the federal government funding of these sports. Hopefully seeing.
"federal government" Discussed on Otters Talking Politics
"It's made it seem like he was willing to change the act a little bit elites it's a very interesting thing he has donald trump has these opportunities in any such a you know he so outside of the political sphere yeah doesn't really care about being a lifelong politician that there is a very good chance with donald trump that we as citizens if void we voice our opinions loud enough and we have such direct contact with them we could get him to revoke some of these federal or just governmental powers in general right yes it's actually kind of one of the plusses of the trump presidency that ici currently is that he is able to be route reached it persuaded in he has so far pulled a very deregulating agenda even if it's caked in bad comments in bad tweets in a little bit of racism and just three hundred five hold general general stupidity yeah right yeah well it's a treasure it also in other news this week uh is the government shutdown it hasn't been sincerely happened the uh legislative branch has until friday whenever they decide stop debating to decide whether they're going to allow the government to shut down or come to an agreement to pass a bill that will keep the government open at least through february this is such a ice ages let it shut down because it's not this is all nonessential government workers you know these yeah the bureaucracy that libertarianism says you don't need end if you go back to 2013 actually you know the government shutdown four i believe was about a month or may be used only a couple weeks but nothing really happened right it just shows that how bloated the federal government is to begin with so i mean to me i say let it shut down especially uh with the argument that the legislative branches having its dako versus you know the democrats basically the democrats want a dacca an the ch ip.
"federal government" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"And i also knew that eventually the wheels of justice would start turning but that was not the end of it the federal government had backed down what it would spend the next two years trying to bring the bunte's to justice an overnight abundis were thrust into the national spotlight the the hannity and this is a fox's alert the federal government may have surrendered in the battle against nevada rancher clive and bundy the discussion was as divided does the country it soon breaking rancher name why been bondi in it as literally put the bureau of land management in the crosshairs of sniper rifles frankly i thought there was a lack of proportionality here by the government and snipers and surrounding a ranch and taking your cattle none of a made any sense when the standoff had bunkerfuel happen the story insurance detail it is very much local battle and the local relationship with the beal but because of the coverage it draws from the media there are other people who will appropriate bundy and his cause and make it their own because it seems to support their larger message of out of control to a confederal government sean hannity fox news i'm worried about the lies that our toll to us about the irs about what about what happened in benghazi and and allies that sold healthcare uh i'm bomb concern that the government is overreaching here historian lease will carshield her any clive unbinding wanted to be the poster child for sean hannity or.
"federal government" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"And i don't believe that's what he he he wants i can understand the other side saint we understand its massive government spending but it's a way to take it away from the federal government and give it back to the states and see what they do with that that we can't we can't get everything right now we you know we we can get half of it yet which is a huge half which is the federal government is out in states get to control it on their own but in return it's the massive federal spending that gets us to that particular point instead of the opposite which would be massive federal government spending and federal government control as we all we say needs a binary choice like the last election and if it's a binary choice between massive federal governme in spending and federal control and massive federal government spending and pure state control with all the different experiments going on as to what states wish to do that's what you're left with can you get a mansion on board for this just doing the the margin math here where they could get to fifty fifty one without without the veep no i not of i i just i i just i don't see any democrats coming to inches known i think this will be a full republican and then the fact that people won't be covered because they you know 'cause they they won't there will be people in some states had won't be covered because we're because you're not forced to you're not four to do it in some states will say no we're just gonna go to the private we're going to go to the private system that we have you know we're we're we wish to have much more competitive private system in censure not required to be in it in the mandate is gone there were people that will not be covered and therefore that's going to be publicized and so they're going to use that in 2018 to 2020 saint we have more people the now and even though you can make the point that.