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Post by 1989TransAm » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:03 pm

mk e wrote:
RevTheory wrote:Ten in a row again from the Trio: over-achievers!

Wait, in honor of another job well done... [-X [-X =D> =D> #-o #-o :notworthy: :notworthy: :roll: :roll: :---) :---) :-({|= :-({|= \:D/ \:D/ :lol: :lol: :hello2:

Take a bow, you voted for the incompete turd making all this possible.
What exactly did President Trump do?

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1989TransAm wrote:
What exactly did President Trump do?
Finally you see!

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Post by Firedome8 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:30 pm

RevTheory wrote:Ten in a row again from the Trio: over-achievers!

Wait, in honor of another job well done... [-X [-X =D> =D> #-o #-o :notworthy: :notworthy: :roll: :roll: :---) :---) :-({|= :-({|= \:D/ \:D/ :lol: :lol: :hello2:
You never have any substance to your posts,,,it should be easy to defend all the fake news about your messiah.

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Post by Firedome8 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:00 pm

Texas pastor Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump's evangelical advisers, said that God has given the president "full control" to take out North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Does anybody beleve this nonsense? This is what the founders of our republic were against, ,,nutter preacher telling a gullible president he speaks for yahawa ! It would be funny, ,,but it isn't. .......

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Post by Ken0069 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:04 pm

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Poised to End Obama-Era Section 8 Housing Grants…
Posted on August 7, 2017 by sundance

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Following his reelection victory in 2012 President Obama removed the bidding process from section 8 housing; instead Obama’s HUD initiated grants to their hand-selected organizations. After years of lost lawsuits the HUD bidding process is set to return.
HUD poised to end Obama's illegal Section 8 housing grant scheme
by Todd Shepherd | Aug 7, 2017, 12:01 AM

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hud-p ... le/2630660
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is poised to reverse the Obama administration's policy and return to a competitive bidding process to award Section 8 housing, according to a well-placed source in the department.

The move would overturn the Obama-era methodology of using a grant-style process that was rebuked by administrators and ultimately the U.S. Supreme Court.

The HUD official said many of the steps necessary to change back to the competitive procurement method are being taken now, but didn't want to comment on when the announcement from the department might happen for fear of tainting the bidding process.

Supporters of the competitive bidding procurement process say the net result will increase efficiency in the program and save taxpayer money. And Republican lawmakers that have been critical of HUD's actions in the past are applauding the change in course as well.

"When dealing with performance-based Section 8 contract administrators, it's clear that full and open competition is the way to get the best value for the taxpayer," said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. "As Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, I have repeatedly insisted both publicly and privately that HUD follow Congressional intent, the GAO, and the Supreme Court."

Diaz-Balart is one of a small handful of elected officials who put pressure on HUD and then-Secretary Julián Castro during the years in which HUD ignored findings that their grant process was illegal.

Section 8 housing is a federal program that pays rental assistance to landlords to help low-income people acquire affordable housing.

Because HUD had problems administering the program, in 1995 it started to contract out the management of Section 8 housing units through a competitive bidding process. However, in March of 2012, HUD suddenly shifted away from the competitive bidding process, and began using funding mechanisms which were more like grants.

Contractors who had previously gained HUD's business under the bidding process appealed to the Government Accountability Office in 2012, just months after HUD changed course. And by August of that year, the GAO ruled that HUD's actions were "unreasonable and in disregard of applicable statutory guidance."

Undeterred, HUD pressed forward with their choice, which then made them the target of a lawsuit. From that point, HUD lost an embarrassing string of rulings which culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court denying to hear an appeal from the agency in April of 2015.

Despite all those rulings, HUD didn't budge. But the Trump administration is now set to return to the previous methods.

Eric Strong is the CEO of Navigate Affordable Housing Partners, a company that has won HUD Section 8 contracts in the past under the competitive system. He's also publicly lobbied HUD to change back to the performance based contracting method.

"All we've ever wanted was fair and open competition because we know it results in the best financial situation for the taxpayer and also will result in better housing for the residents who live in those [Section 8] units," Strong told the Washington Examiner.
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Post by Ken0069 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:35 am

ROTFLMFAO..... PRICELESS!!

President Trump Thanks Vladimir Putin For Reducing State Department Payroll in Russia…
Posted on August 10, 2017 by sundance

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President Trump was asked to respond to Russian President Vladimir Putin expelling 755 of the U.S. Russian embassy’ 1,200 strong consulate staff in Moscow.

The response wasn’t exactly what the liberal U.S. media anticipated. WATCH HERE:
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Post by Ken0069 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:49 pm

President Trump Launching Section 301 Trade Infringement Investigation: “This is only the beginning”…
Posted on August 14, 2017 by sundance

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During an afternoon announcement with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, President Trump announced the launch of section 301 trade investigations into China’s business practices for theft of U.S. technology and violations of U.S. intellectual property rights.

Perhaps the most overlooked portion of the remarks from President Trump happened as he sat down to sign the Presidential Memorandum authorizing the official investigation:

…This is only the beginning folks. This is only the beginning…

For approximately 30 years China has been engaged in a unidirectional trade war against the United States of America; facilitated and enabled by both Democrats and Republicans who have been purchased by multinational and corporate lobbyists to block any effort to defend our U.S. interests. The biggest victims have been U.S. middle-class workers.

Today, for the first time in modern U.S. history, a singular President stood up and began what will be an arduous process of fighting back, defending the U.S. economy and balancing the rights of U.S. workers and companies with “fair” and “reciprocal” trade.

President Trump SIGNS the memo.

Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 provides the United States with the authority to enforce trade agreements, resolve trade disputes, and open foreign markets to U.S. goods and services. It is the principal statutory authority under which the United States may impose trade sanctions on foreign countries that either violate trade agreements or engage in other unfair trade practices. When negotiations to remove the offending trade practice fail, the United States may take action to raise import duties on the foreign country’s products as a means to rebalance lost concessions. (LINK)
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Post by 1989TransAm » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:24 pm

Look's to me like President Trump is going to apply some pressure to China in order for them to put more pressure on North Korea.

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Post by Ken0069 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:42 am

MAGA!! GO TRUMP GO!!

U.S. retail sales soar in July to 7-month high
Published: Aug 15, 2017 8:34 a.m. ET

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Sales at U.S. retailers surged in July to the highest level of 2017, aided by strong demand for new autos and Amazon’s Prime Day shopping specials.

Sales at retailers nationwide jumped 0.6% last month, the government said Tuesday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 0.4% increase.

A mysterious decline in spending at the end of the second quarter, meanwhile, vanished after fresh government revisions based on newly incorporated sales data.

Retail sales actually rose 0.3% in June instead of falling 0.2% and sales in May were flat. The retail report can be quite volatile and subject to large revisions.

The latest report on retail sales shows households still had plenty of buying power as the third quarter got underway in July. Consumer spending is by far the largest source of U.S. economic activity.

Steady hiring, the lowest unemployment rate in 16 years and gently rising incomes have all buoyed spending in 2017, keeping the economy on a modest growth path more than eight years after an expansion took hold.

Sales in July were the highest since December. Americans increased spending last month on most goods except for clothes and gasoline.

Sales at electronic stores also fell slightly, but in all likelihood consumers merely shifted purchases to online retailers such as Amazon.

The giant online seller held its annual Prime Day last month offering cut-rate prices on thousands of goods. That helped boost sales of so-called nonstore retailers by 1.3% last month, the largest increase since December.

Sales also rose 1.2% at auto dealers, 1.2% at home and garden centers and even 1% at department stores that have been losing ground to Internet rivals.

Excluding auto and gasoline, retail sales still rose a healthy 0.5% in July.

Retail sales have climbed 4.2% in the past 12 months, close to the five-year average.
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